Obituaries

Nikolaus A. Rocha

Funeral service: 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2021, at Mount Hope Church, Lansing. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. His family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Gloria Sharon

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Ivon Neil Adams, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in Ivon’s memory, to the American Cancer Society.

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Richard H. “Dick” Barry

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2021, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing.  Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society in loving memory of Dick. 

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G. Vernon Kauffman

G. Vernon Kauffman

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  His family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service on Friday. Livestream is available through this link, https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1638389132151361.

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Barbara E. Witte

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School General Fund.

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Danny Pappas

Danny S. Pappas

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or Greater Lansing Food Bank.

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Jerome B. (Jerry or JB) Allaire

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. A live stream of the service can be found at www.oursaviorlansing.org. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. The family strongly requests that all attending visitation and the memorial service please wear a mask. Memorial donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, or Camp Arcadia.

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Harold Chipps

A service celebrating Harold’s life will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, at 12:10 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, in Dimondale, immediately following the service. Contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Betty Lou Yunker

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Betty, to the Ingham County Animal Shelter, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or the Smile Train.

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Brian V. Howe

A memorial service will take place at a later date. 
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to The Leelanau Conservancy.

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John Hueni, Jr.

John chose not to have a funeral. His preference was that people who cared should go out and share an act of kindness with someone less fortunate or make a donation to a favorite charity in his honor. Life is short, make a difference.

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Sidney P. Beurmann

A private service will be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, or to Elara Caring Hospice in Jackson.

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