Obituaries

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Garry A. Sommer

Age 48, of Okemos, died unexpectedly on September 2, 2010. He was born February 26, 1962 in Muskegon, MI the son of Norman Sommer, Jr. and Mary (Johnson) Sommer. Garry graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1980 and received his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1986. He was a member of Lambda […]

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Lawrence Emil Stoimenoff

Age 84, of Lansing, died Saturday, September 4, 2010, at his home after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Mr. Stoimenoff was born on February 16, 1926, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Stephan and Evdokia (Konstantinova) Stoimenoff. He had one older brother, Karl. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1944 and […]

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Alice “Marie” Krauss

On Thursday, September 2, 2010 Alice opened her eyes and drew her last breath as she listened to the Gaithers’ “Because He Lives” and then peacefully passed away in Kalamazoo. She was born in Lansing on October 18, 1936 the daughter of the late Clifford and Evelyn (Anderson) Jenks. Alice was a longtime member of […]

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Lucy (Marciniak) Gruhn

Lucy (Marciniak) Gruhn, our very special Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and friend went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2010. She was born July 30, 1932 in Middleville, MI. She was full of love, laughter, tears, and the Lord. Her heart was so full of love that many called her Mom or Grandma […]

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Xe Yang

Age 61, of Lansing, died August 26, 2010. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 4-6, 2010, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1108 N. Business 127, St. Johns, MI. At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, there will be a funeral procession from the Knights of Columbus Hall to Chapel […]

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Christ G. Pogoncheff

Age 80, of Lansing, passed away September 2, 2010. He was born on March 21, 1930 in Lansing the son of Gligor and Anna (Tarpoff) Pogoncheff. Christ was the co-owner of the Washington Grill and Washington Foods and spent 18 years as a bus driver for the East Lansing Public Schools. He was also a […]

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Doris S. Ledyard

Doris Sheila Ledyard, age 95, passed away on August 21, 2010. She was born on February 25, 1915, in Lansing Michigan to Alfred C. and Hulda E. Thorne. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert, and is survived by her daughters, […]

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Gregory George Dines

Age 63, of Delta Township, died on September 1, 2010.  He was born in Lansing on November 4, 1946.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and graduated from Grand Ledge High School and Northern Michigan University. He was preceded in death by his father, George in 1981, and his sister, Dr. […]

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Gerald Lee Carter

Age 72, of Holt, passed away, Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Lansing. He was born November 18, 1937 in Holt, Michigan to Leo and Erma Carter. Gerald was a U.S. Army veteran, was retired from General Motors, and was a big Detroit Tigers fan. Gerald loved spending time at the Biggby Coffee Shop and Buddies […]

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Trent L. Hendricks

Age 47, of Lansing, died Monday, August 16, 2010. Trent was born June 26, 1963, in Williamston, MI, the son of Thomas J. and Jerrie Hendricks. He was preceded in death by his mother, LuLu with whom he has now joined. Trent was a graduate of Williamston H.S., Class of 1981. He was a member […]

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Helen Krepps

Age 95, of Lansing, passed away August 17, 2010. She was born on April 27, 1915 in Lansing the daughter of Richard and Minnie Stange. Helen graduated from Eastern High School and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She loved bowling and continued to bowl almost until the age of 90. She was […]

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Mary Lee Mathews

Age 71, of Lansing, passed away on August 10, 2010. Mary Lee was born January 7, 1939, in Coleman, Michigan. She was the daughter of Leo Tesman and Gladys Mott, who preceded her in death. She attended Coleman schools and attended Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, for one year. She married Murphy Mathews in 1959 and […]

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Mary L. Kromenaker

Age 90, of Lansing, passed away at her home on August 16, 2010. She was born in Lansing on October 9, 1919, the daughter of Jacob and Maud Kromenaker. Mary was a loyal member of St. Mary Cathedral. She retired from the State of Michigan, where she worked as an accountant. Surviving are her cousins, […]

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Doris S. Ledyard

Age 95, of Holt, passed away on August 21, 2010. She was born on February 25, 1915, in Lansing Michigan to Alfred C. and Hulda E. Thorne. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert, and is survived by her daughters, Susan […]

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Joseph A. “Joe” Fritz

Age 63, of Eastport, MI, passed away August 18, 2010. He was born May 27, 1947, in Lansing. Joe graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s degree. He worked at GM for 34 years. After retirement in 2001, he moved to Eastport to enjoy life by the beach. He was preceded in death by […]

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Chris A. Baryames

Age 87, of Lansing, passed away from natural causes on August 14, 2010. Chris was a lifelong resident of Lansing, MI. He was the founder of Baryames Cleaners and Baryames Tuxedo Shops. Chris was born on March 28, 1923, to Art and Helen Baryames. Chris attended Central High School as well as Michigan State University. […]

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Geneva Carrigan

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1902 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing, MI 48910. Memorial contributions may be made to Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, or to the family’s memorial garden.

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