Obituaries

W. Wesley J. "Les" Miller, Sr.

Age 68, passed away August 22, 2011 due to an aneurysm. He was born on June 18, 1943 in Lansing. Les devoted his life to always being jovial and helping anyone he could. He sustained a closed-head injury on November 6, 1995 at GM that trapped him in a body and mind he didn’t like, […]

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Wayne A. Williams, Jr.

Wayne passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 22, 2011 at age 64. He was born March 22, 1947 in Lansing, the son of Wayne, Sr. and Bea Williams. He was currently of Dimondale. Wayne served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and retired as President of Williams Plumbing and Heating. He […]

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Ruth E. Nixon

Age 86, of Lansing, passed away August 21, 2011. She was born on August 5, 1925 in Lansing, the daughter of Frederick and Elma Kotz. Ruth was a lifelong member of Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church. She graduated in 1943 from Lansing Eastern High School and Michigan State College in 1947. She married James R. […]

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Lucinda W. Kaufman

Age 90, of Williamston, passed away August 20, 2011. She was born November 16, 1920, the twelfth of fourteen children born to Sarah (Schroeder) and August Werth of Macomb County, Michigan. In 1941 she married Michigan State Police trooper Melvin Kaufman of Port Hope, Michigan. During their State Police employment, eight promotions with transfers took […]

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Eleanor M. Korkoske

Eleanor M. Korkoske, age 82, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011 from Alzheimer’s.  She was born April 20, 1929 in Gladwin, Michigan to Fred and Anna (Kutzke) Gatz.  She retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. in 1989 after working for 33 years.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and music.  Eleanor was preceded in death by her […]

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Marilyn K. Moore

Marilyn passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the age of 77.  She was born in Lansing on May 23, 1934 to Melvin and Bethel Proctor.  Marilyn was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School, and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.  She worked for General Motors for 35 years, and owned her own business, […]

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Jean E. Murninghan

Age 88, of Lansing, went to be with the Lord August 18, 2011. She was born November 12, 1922 in Lansing, the daughter of Linford and Thyra Scott. Jean graduated from Lansing Central High School, class of 1940. She enjoyed organizing their alumni reunions. She retired from the Ingham County prosecutor’s office. Jean loved spending […]

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Lyle C. Townsend

On Thursday, August 18, 2011, Lyle went home to be with his Heavenly Father, at the age of 87.  He was born April 22, 1924 in White Oak Township, the son of Earl and Marion Townsend.  Lyle served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He graduated from Dansville High School and Lansing Business College, […]

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Eleanor N. (Swanson) Renfrew

Age 80, passed away August 17, 2011.  She was born February 4, 1931, in Detroit.  Eleanor graduated from Michigan State University in 1952, with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology.  She was a charter member of Calvary Lutheran Church, ELCA, and was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church. Surviving are:  husband, William; sons, Richard (Rhonda) Swanson […]

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Lora Lee Dole

Lora Lee, of East Lansing, died August 17, 2011 at the age of 89 with her family by her side at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. She was born in Angola, Indiana on June 5, 1922, the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Perdue) Kepler. Lora Lee was preceded in death by her husband Kimsey C. Dole, […]

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Maxine Marie Bodwin

Born February 25, 1919 in Lake Orion, Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert and Matie (Trumble) Stanaback, Maxine passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the age of 92.  Maxine loved her home, her family, and spending summers at her cottage on Crystal Lake in Frankfort.  She volunteered with PTA, Brownies, and Cub […]

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Mabel P. (Amon) Williams

Age 79, passed away August 12, 2011.  She was born April 15, 1932. Surviving are:  husband, Richard Williams; sons, Gregory (Charlene) Parks, William (Ann) Amon and Jeff Amon; grandchildren, Nikkia Parks, Matthew Connell and William Amon, Jr.  She was preceded in death by son, Ivan Amon and several siblings. A graveside service will be held […]

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Burton Milton Britton

Age 81, passed away August 12, 2011.  He was born August 4, 1930, in Lansing.  Burton was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and in the Michigan National Guard.  He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and retired as an electrical supervisor from Fisher Body in 1981, after 30 years of employment.  Burton […]

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Patricia L. Neeley

Age 64, of Haslett, passed away August 09, 2011. She was born August 6, 1947 in Geneseo, IL to Ebert and Gladys Johnson. Patricia had lived in the Bloomington, IN area from the late 1960s until 2001. She was employed with Ameritech until her retirement in 1999. Her family and church family were a big […]

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Virginia Sinicropi Greenwood

Virginia Sinicropi Greenwood, of Lansing, died Monday, August 8, 2011, at the age of 85.  She was born September 26, 1925 in Lansing.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, and was an avid MSU fan. Surviving are her children, Rosemary (Rick) Terres, Tony (Betty) Sinicropi, and Jim (Kathy) Sinicropi; grandchildren, Christie (Chris) […]

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Layman L. Keasling

Age 58, of East Lansing, died Saturday, August 6, 2011.  He was born on November 17, 1952 in St. Louis, MO. A memorial visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to his daughter, Sarah Hazlett, in care of […]

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Phillip K. Nicholoff

Age 89, passed away August 8, 2011.  He was born June 27, 1922, in Toronto.  Phillip was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in the China Burma India Theater.  He owned and operated the Town Pump Lounge, and then worked as a sales rep for the Hiram Walker and Sons, Corp. for […]

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Ruhno, Marshall LeRoy

  Ruhno, Marshall LeRoy Lansing, MI Age 91, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011.  He was born on July 15, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest son of Henry and Kathyrn (Navroth) Ruhno.  Marshall married Alice (German) on May 29, 1949 and they were happily married for over […]

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F. Marie Gierman

Age 85, passed away August 5, 2011.  She was born September 18, 1925, in Lansing.  Marie was a member of First United Methodist Church of Grand Ledge.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul in 1999; and brother, Virgil Warren; her parents and one grandson.  Surviving are:  5 children, Lynne (Dan) Wright, Laurie […]

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