Monthly Archives: March 2012


Shirley M. Schaible

Age 90, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 with family by her side. She was born in Oak Lawn, IL on May 24, 1921, one of three daughters and a son of Harry Martin and Mary Kasik. Shirley was […]

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Ronald S. “R.B.” Bennett

Age 62, of Lansing, passed away March 26, 2012. He was born August 26, 1949, in Lansing, the son of Gordon and Patricia Bennett. Ron worked for Telephone Alarm Systems for over 35 years. He is survived by his sons, Eric (Barbara) Bennett of St. Petersburg, FL and Jack (Danyell) […]

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Marjorie L. "Marge" Kane

Age 74, of Haslett, passed away March 27, 2012.  She was born December 13, 1937, in East Lansing, a daughter of Bernice and Emily Hause.  Marge was an Avon distributor for over 30 years, and she volunteered with the March of Dimes.  She had been a Boy Scout Den Mother, […]

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Ann Radelet Schneidewind

Ann passed away peacefully on March 27, 2012, at the age of 63. She was born July 28, 1948 in South Bend, Indiana and was raised on Long Island, New York. She completed her B.A. and her M.B.A. at Michigan State University and lived most of her life since college […]

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Stella May Cox

Age 90, passed away March 23, 2012 in Florida. She was born March 9, 1922 in Lansing, the daughter of John and Lydia Richmond. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Elizabeth Marie Phillips

Born November 7, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the age of 38. She was of Holt, MI. Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend who will missed by many. Surviving are her husband of 20 years, Justin R. […]

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Gordon E. Walter

Beloved husband, father, grandfather passed away peacefully at his favorite place to be, his cottage on 8-Point Lake, on Saturday, March 24, 2012. He was born February 22, 1937, in Lansing, the son of the late Harold and Helen Bohnet Walter. Gordon was a financial planner having been inducted into […]

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Margaret M. Houser

Age 86, of Lansing, passed away March 23, 2012. She was born February 1, 1926, in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of the late Abraham and Johanna Rusch. There will be no service.

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Edward Thomas “Ted” Hacker

Born in Lansing, Michigan December 20, 1926 to Edward G. Hacker and Della B. Hacker and died March 25, 2012 at Sparrow Hospice House. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Hacker Baldwin. Ted graduated from Sexton High School in January 1945 and was drafted into […]

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Thomas M. Lechlitner

Age 79, passed away March 23, 2012.  He was born June 21, 1932, in Lansing, and graduated from Holt High School and Taft College in California.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy.  Tom worked as a brick layer and was part owner of […]

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Ward Russell "Russ" Owen

Age 83, passed away March 24, 2012.  He was born November 5, 1928, in Sidney, OH, a son of Frank and Elsie Owen.  Russ was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He worked at REO for 25 years, then at GM for 17 years, retiring in […]

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John H. Reurink

Age 70, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, John Henry Reurink died on March 22, 2012, following a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 11, 1941, John was a retired state government executive.  After retirement, John joined his son, John, at Michigan Information & Research Service […]

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Joseph R. Maurer

Age 79, of East Lansing, passed away on March 22, 2012.  He was born in Lansing on September 22, 1932 the eldest son of Joseph and Frances Maurer.  He was a lifelong member of The Church of the Resurrection; an usher, Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and […]

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Robert Martin Hildorf

1919 – 2012           Ninety-two Years Young   “I never met a German car I didn’t like” “I regret that I didn’t fly under the Mackinaw Bridge when I had the chance.” “Real musicians don’t dance.” “If you build your own home, be sure you have a view of the sunset.” […]

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Charles D. “Dan” Crane

Surrounded by his loving family, Dan passed away at his home on March 22, 2012, at age 73. He was born July 19, 1938, in Lansing, the son of the late John and Blanche Crane. Dan retired from Michigan Bell as a cable repairman, following 32 years. His life’s work […]

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Lynwood J. Counseller

Lynwood was born April 6, 1936 in Lansing and went to heaven March 20, 2012. He was a retired teacher and administrator for the Lansing School District. He was president of McLaren Health Care Volunteer Services and also served on their Foundation Board. For many years he worked with the […]

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Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Sessions

Age 85, of Lansing, passed away on March 21, 2012.  She was born in Detroit on September 14, 1926 the daughter of Howard and Grace Lisle. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church where she was a member of many committees, including Bylaws, Deacons, Board of Trustees, and Fine […]

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Lauretta Faye (Bollinger) Tropp

Beloved mother wife, daughter, sister, and grandmother recieved her angel wings on March 16, 2012 at the age of 44. Lauretta was born on March 13, 1968, and graduated from Holt in 1986. Retta was dedicated to her family especially her grandbabies. She loved her job as a receptionist at […]

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Mary Lou (Waite) Heikkila

Age 83, of Mason, passed away March 17, 2012 and went to be with her Lord. She was born on July 16, 1928, in Grayling, Michigan. Mom attended Mason Community Church, where she was an active member. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Otto Heikkila, […]

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Marianne C. Rey

Marianne C. Rey of Holt, MI passed peacefully into God’s loving arms on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the age of 90. She was born on January 6, 1922 in Ulm, Germany. Marianne loved knitting, gardening, and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her three […]

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