Obituaries

Jacolin J. Beck (Caldwell)

Age 81, of Okemos, passed away April 20, 2011. She was born on December 8, 1929 in Lansing the daughter of the late Arthur and Elaine David. Jacolin is survived by her children, Carolyn (Donald) Zylstra, Connie Boswell, Carla (Lawrence) Wilson and Amy (James) Evans; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death […]

View Full Obituary

Rhonda Marie Benallack

Age 50, of Okemos, passed away on April 20, 2011.  She was born in Lansing on August 29, 1960 to Joe Ray and Phyllis (LeClear) Bogle. She was a 1978 graduate of Lansing Everett High School and was currently associated with REMAX as the short sales office manager.  The main pleasure of her life was […]

View Full Obituary

Phillip W. Gabbard

Age 54, of Hickory Corners, died April 20, 2011.  Phil was born on April 12, 1957 to Charles and Audrey Gabbard.  He worked for Stryker Corporation in Kalamazoo for the past 20 years and traveled extensively worldwide. Surviving are his father, Charles; brother, Keith (Sue) Gabbard; sisters, Luann Gabbard, Nora Kratz and Patty Garbin; and […]

View Full Obituary

Lyle Edward McFadden, Sr.

Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, coach, mentor, and friend went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2011 at the age of 73.  He was born November 30, 1937 in Lansing, MI to Paul and Esther (Johnson) McFadden. Mr. McFadden retired from General Motors, Fisher Body Division after 52 years of […]

View Full Obituary

Robert E. Picken

Age 81, of Holt,  passed away April 19, 2011 in Lansing.  He was born May 6, 1929 in Comstock Park, Michigan to Harry and Delores Picken.  He was a lifelong resident of Holt, was a Veteran of the United States Army from 1946-1948 where he held rank Master Sergeant and was a member of  the […]

View Full Obituary

Rodney Eisenbrandt

Age 67, of Lansing, passed away April 16, 2011. He was born on November 29, 1943 in Toledo, OH. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Toledo, OH.

View Full Obituary

Edward Shelkey

Edward Ernest Shelkey Lansing, MI      Born October 18, 1926 in Muskegon, Michigan son of the late Ernest and Magdalena Shelkey went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the age of 84.     Edward served in the U.S. Army during the end of WWII and during the Korean Conflict […]

View Full Obituary

Forest Archer

Age 85, passed away on April 14, 2011, after a short illness. He was born March 27, 1926, in Levering, MI to Harvey and Mabel (Carlton) Archer.  After being the first of his family to graduate from high school in Levering/Pellston High School (Class of 1944), he immediately enlisted in the US Army and served […]

View Full Obituary

Barbara A. Sheldon

Age 64, of Mason, passed away April 9, 2011. She was born on November 24, 1946, in Lansing. Barbara worked as a legal secretary for Judge Harvey Hoffman and was a collector and dealer of vintage clothing. She just adored her great-granddaughter, Lilly. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Bill Graham and […]

View Full Obituary

Ilona E. "My Lona" Harden

Age 65, was born to the late Rev. George E. Harden and Coleda Verlene Harden on March 28, 1946 in Ottawa, Kansas. The Lord called Ilona home on April 13, 2011. Ilona was a retired Telecommunications Operator for AT&T and most recently worked for the Telecom Services department at Michigan State University.  Ilona had a […]

View Full Obituary

Geraldine L. Byrne

Born August 1, 1921, in St. Louis, Michigan, daughter of the late David and Margaret (Shreve) Simison, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the age of 89.  Gerry was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the D.A.R.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and playing the slots.  Gerry was a loving […]

View Full Obituary

Merl L. Grissom

Age 92, of  Lansing, passed away April 12, 2011. He was born on August 22, 1918 in Weakley County, Tennessee the son of Marshall and Belle Grissom. He worked for General Motors, where he retired. Surviving are his granddaughters, Natalie (Don) Hazel, Rita Grissom, and Juanita Grissom; great-grandchildren, Larry Grissom, Derrick Grissom, Jacob Kares, Joshua […]

View Full Obituary

Hilda Abood Kelush

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Hilda reunited with all those loved ones who predeceased her.  They were: her husband, John Kelush; father and mother, Samuel and Nabeha Abood; stepmother, Sarah Abood; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Mitchell Nama; brothers, Hannibal (Carol) Abood, Fred (Pat) Abood, and Camille (Maryalice) Abood. Hilda […]

View Full Obituary

Elizabeth Ann (Healey) Schworer

Age 75, of Lansing, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 after a courageous 6-year battle with Pancreatic cancer.  “Betty” was born February 20, 1936 in Lansing. She graduated from Sexton High School in 1954 with her future husband Fred and from Central Michigan University in 1958 with a BS degree in Education.  At CMU she was […]

View Full Obituary

Lois E. Curtis

Lois E. Curtis, of Lansing, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at the age of 83.  She was born November 25, 1927 in Lansing. She loved bowling, golf, and playing bridge, and was a great square dancer.  She enjoyed watching sports, especially the MSU Spartans. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Stanley Curtis; children, […]

View Full Obituary

Gertrude H. Clark

Age 95, of Holt, passed away April 11, 2011 in Holt.  She was born May 5, 1915 in Bunker Hill Twp., Michigan. She worked for 25 years at the Wagonvorts Book Binding Company. Gertrude is survived by her children: Arthur (Thea) Clark Jr. of Lansing, Doris (Richard) Heisse of Quincy, Michigan, Carol Stebbins of Quincy, […]

View Full Obituary

Dionicio Perez “John” Sanchez

Passed away April 10, 2011 at age 91.  Dionicio was born November 13, 1919, in Hacienda De Guadalupe in Guerrero, State of Coahiula, Mexico, the son of Francisco and Nicolasa (Perez) Sanchez.  Dionicio was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church and veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He […]

View Full Obituary

Martin William Killila

Age 78, died on April 8, 2011.  Born April 29, 1932, to Bill and Dorothy Killila, he was a lifelong resident of Lansing, MI.  Marty was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.  His unconditional love and his gift of music will be treasured and live on in his children and grandchildren forever.  He was a […]

View Full Obituary

Raymond Arthur Penner

Age 75, of Lansing, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2011.  He was born on November 30, 1935 in East Lansing to Arthur and Dorothy Penner. He is survived by the love of his life for 50 years, Nancy; sons, William (Faith) and Michael (Laurinda); granddaughter, Nicole Penner and grandson, Jared […]

View Full Obituary

Thomas D. Monosmith

Thomas D. Monosmith, of Holt,  passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the age of 63. He enjoyed computers, fishing, and riding his motorcycle, as well as playing pool and cards.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion Buck-Reasoner Post 238. Surviving are his daughters, […]

View Full Obituary