Obituaries

Douglas R. Baur, Jr.

Age 30, of Lansing, died September 13, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Pentecostals of Lansing, 16262 Chandler Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823.

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Eleanor J. Hanes

Eleanor J. Hanes, of Lansing, retired elementary school teacher, died peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday, September 8, 2010 ending a six-year battle with cancer. She was 79. The consummate school teacher, Eleanor loved her profession. She had a deep respect for the English language and how it is used, both written and spoken. And […]

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Barbara J. (Giese) Smith

Born February 8, 1949, Reed City, MI. Barbara’s spirit was set free from cancer on September 12, 2010, to take residence with her Lord and Savior. A member of Sycamore Creek Church, she grew up in Lansing, MI, and graduated from Eastern High School in 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith […]

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Phyllis (Bleisner) Covey

Age 68, of Lansing, passed away September 8, 2010, after a long illness. She was born August 12, 1942, in Saginaw. Mrs. Covey retired from Waverly Schools, where she taught for 33 years. She was loved by all of her students. Surviving are: her husband of 19 years, Robert; stepson, Ryan Jeffrey (Lisa) Covey of […]

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Margaret Mitchell Wallace

Margaret Mitchell Wallace, of Holt, born to Archibald and Margaret Fowler on July 13, 1926 in Edinburgh, Scotland, died August 15, 2010. In Scotland during WWII, Margaret met James Wallace, a Canadian army soldier, and following a 6-year courtship during which they spent a total of 13 days together, they married on August 14, 1945, […]

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Timothy D. Haggart

Age 51, of Lansing, died as a result of a motorcycle accident on September 5, 2010. He was born February 4, 1959 in Lansing the son of Lawrence and Joan (Bishop) Haggart. Tim was a graduate of Eaton Rapids High School. He was a 32-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 333, in continuous […]

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Waldemar D. Metzger

Age 90, of Lansing, died on September 1, 2010. Mr. Metzger was born January 1, 1920 in Frontenac, Minnesota, son of the late Pastor David and Emma Metzger. Mr. Metzger was a graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Pharmacology. He served as a Pharmacist in the Navy during World War II. He […]

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Alice Estella (Trowbridge) Dodge

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister went to be with her Lord on September 6, 2010. Alice was born on May 1, 1930 the daughter of Allen and Lucille Trowbridge. Alice was a lifetime Lansing resident and retired from Michigan National Bank. She loved flowers, enjoyed bird watching and playing cards. She was preceded in […]

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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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