Obituaries

Elizabeth Buege

Elizabeth Cameron Buege

Funeral service: 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, or to MidMichiganAutism.com in memory of Elizabeth Buege.

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Evvern John Townsend

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing, MI 48906. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Helen E. Johnson

Funeral service: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran School Library.

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Josephine Helen “Jo” Tomancik

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. Friends will be received on Friday from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, and beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, interested persons are asked to consider making a contribution to one of the following in her name: City Rescue Mission of Lansing, Greater Lansing Food Bank, St. Mary Cathedral, or the R Cole Bouck LGBT and Ally Pride Scholarship.

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Doris Mae Ericks

Funeral: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 5740 W. Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Lansing or the Victoria and Ava Ericks Trust.

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Gary A. Fry

Viewing is at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Friday, April 27th, at 11:00 a.m. promptly followed by the funeral service at 12:00. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Robert Sidney Sterling

The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Monday, April 23rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24th, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 549 E. Mt. Hope in Lansing. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Endowment Fund at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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Ednah C. “Edie” Copenhaver

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018, at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. The Rite of Committal will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. Her family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the church.

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Neil Vande Vord, Jr.

Memorial service: 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter or the Civitan International Research Center.

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Lois Louise Case

Memorial service: 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Her family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosary Makers c/o St. James Catholic Church, Mason, MI.

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Thelma M. Warner

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Delta Center Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Friday.

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Gary Butterfield

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Michael J. Harrison

Service for Michael will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Kehillat Israel.

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Peter Priggooris

The funeral for Peter Priggooris will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Mark Sietsema and Fr. Dean Hountalas officiating. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with a Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

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Howard James Soldan

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society.

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Robert D. “Bob” Smyth

Celebration of Bob’s Life: 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. His family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation.

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Devin Reed McKenney

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Okemos Community Church. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartwood School, 625 Hagadorn Rd., Mason, MI 48854.

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