Obituaries

Thomas C. Sproul

Age 82, of Lansing, passed away February 27, 2011.  He was born April 3, 1928, in Detroit. Tom worked as a salesman, taking great pride in being honest.  His passion was people, and he loved to make them laugh.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a […]

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Betty J. Cushion

Age 85 passed away February 27, 2011.  She was born March 9, 1925, in Lansing to Frank and Clara Kolberg. She was a 1943 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School.  She married Leon Cushion on January 10, 1947, and he preceded her in 1993. Betty was a member of Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church.  She […]

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Lucile I. Haynes

Age 102, beloved mother, grandma, and great-grandma died February 25, 2011, in Okemos, Michigan.  She was born September 29, 1908, in  Alberta, Canada, to Roy and Iva Vaughan. Lucile was a lifelong resident of the Lansing area, having lived the past 35 years in Dimondale prior to entering the Ingham County Medical Care Facility at […]

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Shirley Conner Gorman

Age 78, of East Lansing, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Shirley was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1932. She married Maurice “Morry” Conner in 1953 in Lansing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Myrtle Thompson. Also by four children and two husbands. Two of her […]

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Carl A. “Bud” Burch

Carl A. “Bud” Burch, of Okemos, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the age of 75.  He graduated from Okemos High School in 1955, and attended LBU.  Bud worked in refrigeration, and for the State of Michigan in the Department of Social Services.  After retirement, he and his wife, Judy worked with Kris Bergland […]

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James A. Ford

James Arthur “Jim” Ford, of Lansing, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2011. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday born February 19, 1931 in Dresden, TN. He was preceded in death by his mother Richie Lee Ford and sisters Francis Nell Ford (Billy Irvine) and Eleanor Ruth Ford (Sol Lee Lightner). He is survived […]

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Danya M. Gates

Age 42, of Henderson, MI, passed away February 20, 2011. She was born on March 11, 1968 in Lansing the daughter of Jerry and Susan McBrien. Danya enjoyed scrapbooking and flower gardening. She was a member of Owosso Wesleyan Church and was active in their MOPS group. She was a talented interior designer and loved […]

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Walter Olin Woodhouse

Age 95, of Lansing, went to be with the Lord and his wife June on February 21, 2011. Walter was born in Wexford County, Michigan on August 14, 1915 to Omer Ellsworth Woodhouse and Arloa (Bera) Woodhouse. Walter’s father died suddenly when he was 7 years old leaving his mother with three small children and […]

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Luella Grace Browand

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away February 20, 2011.  She was born January 23, 1924 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Earl and Edith Brady. Luella was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her Associate’s Degree from Albion College, her Bachelor’s Degree from Hope College, and then got […]

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Robert L. Ries

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away at age 80, February 20, 2011. He was born October 28, 1930 in Fairfield Twp., Michigan to Charles and Mary Ries. He was currently of Dimondale, MI. Robert was a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force and also retired from the State of Michigan as […]

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Barbara A. Barry

Age 85, of Lansing, passed away February 18, 2011. She was born in Ovid, MI on October 21, 1925 the daughter of Vern and Julia Binger. Barbara had a long career in nursing in the St. Johns, Owosso and Lansing areas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lansing. Barbara was preceded […]

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Jerl Gardner

Age 73, of Portland, passed away February 15, 2011. He was born on May 29, 1937 in Potterville, MI. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family […]

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Elvin E. Olin, MD

Dr. Elvin Earl Olin died peacefully of natural causes on February 13, 2011. He was 86 years old and lived in Lansing, Michigan at the time of his death. Elvin E. Olin was born September 17, 1924 in Canton, Ohio, the son of Robert Earl Olin Sr. and Alma Clara Drews Olin. He was enrolled […]

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Cayden J. Sellers

Our precious gift Cayden, age seven, of Grand Ledge, went to be with Jesus on February 12, 2011.  He was born November 21, 2003 in Lansing. Cayden loved to play football and soccer and loved to play with his twin brothers, Michael and Matthew.  Cayden was full of energy and life and had a contagious […]

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Lillian M. "Jerri" Zuidema

Age 95, passed away February 13, 2011.  She was born October 29, 1915, in New Brunswick, NJ.  Jerri was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holt, the Rebecca Lodge, and Post #3727 VFW Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Karel in 1983, and brother George Holzapfel.  Surviving are:  5 children, […]

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Arthur T. Farmer

Age 75, passed away February 12, 2011.  He was born March 19, 1935, in Piketon, OH.  Arthur attended MSU, where he completed many graduate level courses.  He retired from Fisher Body as an accountant after 36 years.  Arthur was on the supervisory board at Auto Body Credit Union for 40 years.  He was a member […]

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Bess M. Griffin

Age 96, of Lansing, passed away February 10, 2011. She was born on March 7, 1914, the daughter of Carl and Carrie Richardson, and grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL, a suburb of Chicago. At North Central College she met the dashing pilot, race car driver, and love of her life, Dick Griffin. They married […]

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Morris O. Gothard

Age 81, of Lansing, passed away February 1, 2011. He was born on January 9, 1930 in Chicago, IL. A private service will be held. Inurnment will take place in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI.

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Taylyr Scott Cochran

Age 18, of Holt, died as the result of an automobile accident on January 30, 2011.  He was born in Lansing on February 7, 1992, the son of Scott and Joye (Pierson) Cochran.  He was a 2010 graduate of Holt High School, and currently attended Lansing Community College.  Taylyr played for various baseball teams in […]

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