Obituaries

Ruth Ann (DeWeerd) Norton

Age 97, received the ultimate Christmas gift when she went home to be with her Lord on December 17, 2010.  She is now joyfully reunited in Heaven with her husband of 58 years, Herb, who preceded her in death in December of 2001.  A loving wife, mother and nana, Ruth’s radiant smile and heart full […]

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Luella E. Hershey

Luella E. Hershey, of Lansing, died December 16, 2010 in Lansing, MI. She was born in San Antonio, TX on June 14, 1920 to Erwin Albert Rode and Henrietta (Edelmann) Rode. Lu and her parents moved to California shortly after her birth and she was raised in various California cities, as her father was a […]

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Shirley C. Lorencen

Age 81, of Lansing, passed away December 17, 2010. She was born on August 4, 1929 in Big Rapids, MI the daughter of William and Inez Wallace. Shirley was blessed with a sweet disposition and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was the matriarch of her family and her strong moral compass was […]

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Maxine Soltvedt

Age 82, of Lansing, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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Mary Lou Morse

Age 83, of Harrison, MI, passed away December 14, 2010 in Lansing. She was born April 26, 1927 in Flint, MI the daughter of Harry and Gladys Perkins. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with the Rev. Wesley B. Emerson officiating. […]

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Patricia Anne Perry Harlow

Age 82, of Lansing, made her transition to be with her Lord on Monday, December 13, 2010. She was born on August 9, 1928 in Grayling, MI, the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Perry. Patricia was preceded in death by her brothers, Fred and Robert. Patricia is survived by her daughter Anne Patrice, […]

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Elayne A. White

Elayne, of Holt, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the age of 82.  She was preceded in death by her son, Robert, in 1975. Surviving are her husband of 64 years Leonard, daughter Cheryl, son William (Deb); grandchildren, Rob (Gretchen), Ken (Beth), Celeste (Kim), Lori (Ken), Jenny and Andy; great-grandchildren, Angel, Kyle, Chandler, […]

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Joseph R.K. Stewart

Born April 18, 1928 in Flint, Michigan son of the late Edward and Emma (Webb) Stewart passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 82. He was of Lansing, MI. Joseph was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during the Korean War and also served in the Army National […]

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Erma L. Schnabelrauch

Born June 14, 1927 in Holt, Michigan daughter of the late Nelson and Mary (Fuller) Lloyd passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the age of 83. She was of Mason, MI. Surviving Erma are her husband of 64 years, Clarence Schnabelrauch: their children and grandchildren: daughter, Linda Marie Schnabelrauch; son, Robert (Linda Sue) […]

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Dianna "Jo" Bortz

Dianna “Jo” Bortz, of Allegan, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 10, having been struck from behind as she waited to turn into her Lake Allegan neighborhood.  She was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 26, 1941. She is survived by her husband Jay, and children Joel Cullum of Bristol,Tennessee, Lisa Burkard (husband Michael) […]

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Vernon C. Fountain

Age 78, of Lansing, passed away December 9, 2010. He was born on November 9, 1932 in DeTour Village, MI son of the late Albert and Nellie Fountain. Vernon retired from the City of Lansing following 32 years of service and was a youth basketball coach at Faith United Methodist Church for many years. He […]

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Nazir Williams-Muhammad

Age 7 months, of Lansing, passed away December 3, 2010. He was born on April 27, 2010 the son of Alim Muhammad and Kiawani Williams. A memorial gathering will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Family Connection Banquet Center, 5058 S. Waverly Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. Interment took place […]

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Delores "Jeanene" Baldridge

Age 81, passed away December 7, 2010.  She was born October 5, 1929, in Lansing, and lived in Lansing until moving to North Carolina in 2007, and in October of 2010, she moved back to Clare. She, along with her husband, Wayne, owned and operated the Hilltop Rustic Bar, and she did volunteer work at […]

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Lorraine C. Flagg

Age 80, of Lansing, died December 7, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 4444 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

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Joan Lorraine Kretschman

Joan passed away Saturday, December 4, 2010 at her residence in Hayden, Idaho, where she lived, near her daughter, after the death of her husband Arthur Kretschman. Born in Lansing October 13, 1927 to Glen and Jennie Waterbury/McIntyre, she moved to Dimondale, where she spent her school years and early married life. In 1961, she […]

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Estobelle Burger

Age 86. Our loving and much loved, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed onto heaven to join our Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 4, 2010.  Her husband Lawrence “Wally” Burger and so many who have passed on before her, await her with open arms. Esto was born May 16, 1924, in Clinton, Illinois, to Edmund […]

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Margaret Anne Gifford Linz

Margaret Anne Gifford Linz was a woman of many interests and talents to which she devoted herself unstintingly. In doing so, she touched the lives of many others during her lifetime. Margaret departed this life peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at the age of 57 years. She was born on December […]

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Marjorie E. Yanz

Age 95, of Lansing, passed away December 1, 2010. She was born on October 19, 1915 in Jennings, MI the daughter of Ora and Edith Webster. Marjorie was a retired junior high and high school teacher and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, needlecrafts and Scrabble and she loved the […]

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