Obituaries

Thomas E. Teesdale

Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Dimondale United Methodist Church, 6801 Creyts Rd., Dimondale. His family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Boy Scouts of America, American Diabetes Association, or Dimondale United Methodist Church.

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Richard A. “Dick” Clum

Memorial visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19th at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. There will be a private burial at Fort Custer National Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or the Ingham Co. Animal Shelter.

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Gregory L. “Greg” McClelland

Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center, 15500 Chandler Rd., Bath, MI. Those desiring to make memorial contributions are invited to donate to the Nature Conservancy of Michigan, 101 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

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Biet Thi Nguyen

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, at St. Andrew Dung-Lac Catholic Church, 1611 Oakland Ave., Lansing, MI. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Grace Marie (Pizzonia) Andrews

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Thursday, November 8 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and at the Cathedral one hour prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Grace to The Angela Andrews Rome Scholarship, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or to Hospice of Lansing – Stoneleigh Residence.

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Delbert H. Lichte

A memorial service will be held in Spring of 2019, when all the family are back in town. If you wish to make a memorial contribution in Del’s memory, please honor your church or any organization that you choose.

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Robert John Atkinson

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Great Lakes Christian Homes, 2050 S. Washington Rd. in Holt.  The family will receive friends at the Great Lakes Christian Homes on Friday for one hour prior to the service.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in Bob’s memory, to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington DC, 20006-3517.

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James F. Dart

James F. “Jim” Dart

Celebration of Life: 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Sutton Advisors, PLC, 2201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

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Gregory D. Abfalter

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Sue Abfalter.

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James R. Leonard

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 31st from 2-5 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Message of Hope Scholarship Fund c/o Our Savior Lutheran School.

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Karl J. Leitz, Jr.

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol, Lansing. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Nancy L. Halik

Funeral service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2018, at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, 301 W. Jolly Rd., Lansing. Interment will follow at Delta Hillside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Richard J. Halik Scholarship Fund, C/O the Capital Region Community Foundation; 330 Marshall St., Lansing, MI 48912. (Please make checks payable to: Capital Region Community Foundation).

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John K. Decker

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, interment will be in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorial contributions, in John’s name, may go toward planting a tree in his honor at Ironwood Links Golf Course. Checks can be made out to Ironwood Links.

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Darwin “Keith” U’Ren

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., Lansing. Visitation will take place at the church at 10:00 a.m. preceding the service. Donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. 

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Rev. Francis F. Anderson

Funeral service: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, UMCOR, or Capital Area United Way.

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Richard D. “Dick” Helman

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation at 10 a.m. preceding the service. Memorial donations may be made to your local hospice or local food bank.

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Paul Ray Otto

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. Visitation will be held at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, on Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 2:00pm-5:00pm, and Monday, October 22, 2018, from 11:00am-1:00pm, and 5:00pm-7:00pm. If you would like to honor Paul’s life, both he and the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to ALS of Michigan or ALS Clinic of the University of Michigan Hospital.

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Joyce Orr

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.

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Carol A. Barker

Memorial service: 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Her family will receive friends beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of your choice. Carol had a heart for single mothers and gospel ministries.

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