Obituaries

Betty J. Malatinsky

Betty J. Malatinsky, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at the age of 81. She was born March 15, 1929, in Lansing, MI, the daughter of Peter and Bertha Rockstad. Betty was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially skiing and ice skating. She […]

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Betty E. Ellsworth

Betty Elizabeth Ellsworth passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 90.  She was born on November 8, 1920 in Lansing, Michigan, to Steven and Muriel Carr. She worked as a bookkeeper at King’s Department Store.  She met Harvey T. Ellsworth and was married on June 15, 1946. Even though Faith and her […]

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Anita Byington

Age 45, of Grand Ledge, devoted wife, mother, sister and daughter, passed away on January 17, 2011, as a result of a vehicle accident.  She was born January 7, 1966, in Lansing, Michigan, to Amalia and Jose Villarreal. Anita was employed at Gadaleto Ramsby and Associates as a Marketing Coordinator.  She loved sports, music and […]

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Shakhsanam Tashtanova

Age 75, of Okemos, passed away January 17, 2011. She was born July 20, 1935 in Georgia Village, Chechla. The funeral service will be begin at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the The Islamic Center of Greater Lansing, 920 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI 48823. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Lester B. Kravitz

Age 68, of Owosso, passed away January 16, 2011.  He was born September 14, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA.  Lester was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and worked as a private investigator for 35 years, retiring in 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl in 2005.  Surviving are:  his daughter, […]

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Kathleen P. "Katie" Smith

Age 79,  devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed  away, January 15, 2011.  Born November 9, 1931, in Lansing, Michigan, to Michael L. and Lillian G. (Epler) Hopkins. She was a member of the Mayflower Society, lifetime member of the VFW Post 701, retired Postal employee and Compensation Director of the American Postal Workers, an […]

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Esther I. Davan

Age 85, of Mason, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011. Surviving are her children, Karen (Joseph Heikkila) Lantrip-Heikkila, Mike (Karen) Goodman, Cheryl (Ralph) Giannotti, and Victor (Star) Davan; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Grove; and sister, Thelma Warner.  She was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Lydia. Funeral services will be held at […]

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Shirley Butler

Age 82, of Holt, passed away, January 13, 2011. Born March 17, 1928 in Lansing, Michigan to Banker and Ethel Horton. She retired from Meijer in 1990 after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Butler in 1977. Surviving are her children: Gary (Gail) Butler, Bill (Jan) Butler, […]

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Brian M. McDonald

Age 24, of Holt; born May 30, 1986 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Jeffrey and Colleen McDonald, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, surrounded by his family following a lifelong courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Brian was a 2004 Holt High School graduate where he played both […]

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Frances M. Love

Age 92, of Holt, passed away January 12, 2011. She was born on March 4, 1918 in Webberville, MI the daughter of Frank and Ada White. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the […]

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Celia Evans

Age 92, of East Lansing, passed away January 11, 2011. She was born in Clinton County, MI the daughter of John and Kathryn Jegla. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing.

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Cline V. Larch

Age 92, of Ithaca, passed away January 11, 2011. He was born on February 19, 1918 in Boswell, Indiana the son of Elmer and Hallie Larch. There will be no service. Inurnment will be in Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Charles R. Morscheck Sr.

Charles R. “Chuck” Morscheck Sr., age 91, passed away January 7, 2011, at Helen Joy Newberry Hospital in Newberry, Mich. He was born May 27, 1919, in St. Paul, Minn. He attended the University of Minnesota and the St. Paul College of Law. He was a goalie on the University of Minnesota ice hockey team […]

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Bessie C. Osborn

Age 95, of Lansing, passed away January 8, 2011. She was born in Dumbarton, Scotland on November 24, 1915 the daughter of Angus and Elizabeth Wright. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment is in Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing.

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Betty Tannenbaum

Age 98, of East Lansing, passed away January 8, 2011. She was born in St. Louis, MO on February 13, 1912 the daughter of Harry and Ida Feldman. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12. 2011 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing. In lieu of flowers, […]

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Anthony N. Conti

Anthony N. Conti, age 64, left us on January 8, 2011 with family at his side after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on September 26, 1946 in Detroit, MI, the son of Orlando and Jane Conti.  He graduated from Mt. Clemens St. Mary’s High School in 1964 and continued his […]

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Donald H. Brown

Donald H. Brown, age 78, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on August 4, 1932, in East Tawas, MI, the son of Delbert and Ruth Brown.  Don worked at Fisher Body, serving as a Committee Man for many years.  He retired after thirty years, in 1984, as […]

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Nina Malin

Age 87, of Haslett, formerly of Lansing, passed away January 7, 2011. She was born on July 20, 1923 in Saschkaw, Russia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Malin. There will be no service.

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Pebble Lee Motz

Pebble Lee (nee Carter) Motz, age 81, of Haddon Heights, NJ, formerly of Lansing, MI, passed away on December 8, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Motz, Sr. Devoted mother of Diane Motz (Michael), Yvonne Wilson (Edward), Bonnie Patricelli (Dominick) and Robert Motz, Jr. (Dena). Loving grandmother of thirteen and great-grandmother of eleven. […]

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Gwendola A. Hanes

Age 98, of Vista, CA, passed away January 3, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with visitation from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Cemetery in Mulliken, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Silverado Foundation, […]

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