Obituaries

Hoffman, Dale

Dale K. Hoffman

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Youth Haven or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, in memory of Dale Hoffman. Age 80, passed away July 22, 2017.  He was a veteran, serving as a Ranger in the Army Special Forces.  Dale received his […]

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Kempf, Ruth Armitage

Ruth Armitage-Kempf

Memorial service: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Turner-Dodge House.

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George Stavrakis

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, with interment to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

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Mary Shutak-Jenkins

Memorial service: 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing Food Pantry.

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Velma M. Austin

Velma will be interred in Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak. Date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

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James Richard Firos

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing. The family will receive friends at the University United Methodist Church on Friday, July 28th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Crystal Springs United Methodist Camp, Sycamore Creek Church, or to his youth basketball league c/o Jacqueline Samara at 1155 Hillgate Way, Lansing, MI 48912.

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Margaret J. Pike

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

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Florence Alta Higelmire

Funeral service: 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Holt Christian Church, 2424 Washington Rd., Lansing. Visitation will be Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Springport Cemetery, Harrisville Twp., Michigan. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Holt Christian Church.

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Raul F. Salinas

Graveside service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. His family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 28th at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Caroline Bertha Barnard

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

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Patrick E. Bohnet

Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with inurnment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, or the Ingham County Animal Shelter.

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Phuoc Huy Le

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. His family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Ruth (Austin) Kernen

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., Lansing, MI. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association of Michigan at www.heart.org/okemos or the National Parkinson Foundation at www.parkinson.org are desired.

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Dorothy May Walter

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, interment will follow in Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns. Visitation will be Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Ruth Meyer Polin

Haslett, Michigan Ruth was born December 15, 1927, in Flushing, NY; she died June 29, 2017.  Ruth graduated from Barnard College (Columbia University) in 1948 and received her M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1950.  She was a research chemist prior to marriage to Donald Polin in 1954.  Ruth taught Chemistry in New […]

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Thelma M. Smith

Graveside service: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at DeWitt Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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