Obituaries

Ruth E. Metzger

   Age 94, passed away June 7, 2011. She was born on December 12, 1916 in Minnesota the daughter of David and Emma Metzger.    Ruth resided most of her life in Lansing. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a teaching degree. She gave piano lessons and tutored students in English and grammar. She […]

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Sharon Showerman

Age 74, of Holt, passed away June 7, 2011. She was born in Lansing on December 2, 1936 the daughter of Alfred and Myrtle Vermilyea. Sharon was a life member of Holt United Methodist Church. She loved reading and quilting and she volunteered at Ingham Regional Hospital. Sharon had children in elementary school for 33 […]

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Marilyn Anita Potter

Marilyn, of Fowler, formerly of Lansing, was born September 4, 1933 in Lansing, Michigan daughter of the late Levi and Frankie (Sharp) Potter passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at age 77. Survivors include two brothers, Maurice and Roger Potter along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families.  Marilyn was preceded in death […]

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Dwight “Skip” Sholty

August 5, 1931 – June 6, 2011 Owner of Sholty’s Bar, went to be with our Lord after a brief illness at the age of 79. Skip was a loving husband, father and mentor and was in the bar business for 54 years.  He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge, 25-year member of […]

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Bruce Robert Sneider

Bruce Robert Sneider was born in Lansing, MI on April 24, 1935, to Otto and Opal (Adams) Sneider, and died in Holt on Saturday, June 4, 2011, after a brief illness of ALS.  He was raised in Lansing and was a graduate of Sexton High School in 1953, and attended Ferris State Institute.  He then […]

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Rose Marie Bockes

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the age of 80. Rose was currently of Howell, MI. She was born December 16, 1930 in Lansing, the daughter of Gaylord and Martha (Bailey) Esch. Surviving are daughters, Carol (Rob) Raven, Janette (Roger) Myers, Diane (Rudy) Borr, Theresa (Dan) Cary, […]

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Darwin Reed

Age 66, of Lake, MI, formerly of Holt, passed away June 1, 2011, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born August 28, 1944, in Lansing.  Darwin graduated from Everett High School in 1962, retired from Hart Truss & Engineering Corp. and sang with the Capitol City Chordsmen. Surviving are:  his wife of […]

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Arnetta C. Hicks

Arnetta C. Hicks passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the age of 88. She was born December 25, 1922 in Paducah, KY, the daughter of Hugh and Gladys Canup. Arnetta was a member of Christ United Methodist Church andvolunteered at Sparrow Hospital for thirty years. She and her husband owned and operated Edward’s Photographic […]

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Thomas W. Tschirhart

Age 85, of East Lansing, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, after having lived a full and productive life.  He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy T. Tschirhart, daughters Nancy Tschirhart Koster and Lori Froh, sons Mark, David and Scott, as well as 12 beloved grandchildren. Born in Detroit, Tom proudly […]

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Nora M. Thorpe

Age 66, of Lansing, passed away May 20, 2011. She was born on October 5, 1944 in Lansing the daughter of Stanley and Marguerite Havens. There will be no service.

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Eulalia (Bowser) Dillingham

Age 87, passed away May 21, 2011.  She was born April 13, 1924, to Rev. Eugene and Blanch Bowser, in Lansing.  Eulalia married Kenneth W. Dillingham, the love of her life, on May 29, 1943.  He preceded her in death March 25, 1993.  Two granddaughters, Angela Parks and Heather (Sweet) Cadwell also preceded her in […]

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J.T. "Jake" Osteen

Age 92 passed away, Friday, May 20, 2011.  He was born August 8, 1918 in Gibson County, Tennessee to Jesse and Tollie Osteen.  He worked for Melling Drop Forge for 33 years and was a member of Local 724  He is survived by his children Sherry Shaw of Lansing, Becky Weck of Lansing, Pat Ray […]

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Phyllis June (Dubendorf) Wallace

July 13, 1929 – May 20, 2011 Beloved Sister, Aunt, Mother, Grandma and Friend went to be with the Lord on May 20th, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents Fredrick and Grace Dubendorf, 4 brothers (Vernon, Forest, William and Wilbur) 2 Sisters (Frances Brokaw and Helen Donaldson), Her Husband Eulan Lankford Wallace, Son Frederick […]

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Shirley Ann Reniger

Age 82, of Grayling, passed away on February 25, 2011, following a long illness. Shirley was born on May 14, 1928 in Adamsville, New York to Stanley and Hazel (Griffin) Cummings.  She grew up in the Adirondack mountain region of upstate New York, graduating from Warrensburg High School and attended Michigan State University, where she […]

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Deborah A. Fiasky

Age 55, passed away May 17, 2011.  She was born April 25, 1956, in Monroe, Michigan, to Michael and Vivian Fiasky.  She had worked as an office manager for a local dentist office.  Surviving are:  husband, Brad Toaz; son, Eric Fiasky; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian […]

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Joan M. Kulow

Our dear friend, Joan, passed away May 17, 2011.  She was born January 17, 1933, in McClure, IL, to Howard and Thelma Moore.  Joan graduated from Reading High School, and attended Michigan State University.  She worked at MSU Federal Credit Union as a Mortgage Counselor.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don […]

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R. Marilyn Olmstead

Born December 26, 1932 in Palo, Michigan daughter of the late Irl and Ruth (Kreeger) Wilson died on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the age of 78. Marilyn retired from First of America Bank and was a longtime Sparrow Volunteer. Survivors include children, Terry (Tina) Olmstead, Tammy (Ray) Kussmaul, Faith (Kim) Peterson, Connie (Richard) Clark; […]

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Sylvia M. Leonard

Sylvia (Jupin) Leonard was born in Aurora, Illinois on January 7, 1933 to E. LeRoy and Ruth (Rasey) Nichols and passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was of Dimondale, MI. The family moved to Lansing in 1948 and Sylvia graduated from Sexton High School in 1950.  There, she met many true and loyal […]

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Martha O'Brien Seaman

  Martha O’Brien Seaman, dedicated citizen of greater Lansing and of Michigan, devoted wife and mother, and loyal friend to a remarkably wide group, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 after an illness of several months.  As her friend Jack Green wrote years ago, “Martha is both idealistic and practical, intuitive and intellectual, sensible and gentle. It […]

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Iola M. Clardy

Age 83, of Holt, passed away May 11, 2011. She was born on February 3, 1928 in Flint, MI the daughter of Elmer and Reta Kilborn. Iola was preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. Clardy; sisters, Dorothy Stewart, Geraldine Gilbertson, Eloise Matteson; and nephew, Ronald Matteson. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Herbert […]

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