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BAADE, JENNIE M. MRS. (HOUSE)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 7 January 2007, Page 6-B

Jennie M. Baade, Whitehall.              Jennie M. Baade, age 89 of Whitehall, passed away December 30, 2006 in Muskegon.  She was born October 8, 1917 in Muskegon, the daughter of Sylvester and Mercile (Lamb) House.  She was raised in Oceana County.  She moved to Whitehall upon her marriage to Raymond Baade on August 29, 1934.  From 1940 to 1950, the Baade's lived in Shelby.  They resided in Pentwater from 1950 to 1965 when they returned to Whitehall.  Mr. Baade passed away on November 28, 1975.  Mrs. Baade and her family formed a musical group called the Gospel Heirs.  She played the accordion and sang.  She also loved to crochet and knit.  Mrs. Baade is survived by her children, Jennie (Don) Dykman, Donna Zatzke, Rodney (Sande) Baade, Wayne (Donna) Baade and Ray Baade; her brother, Harry House; sisters, Doris (Carl) Brandel, Cecile Brandel and Joyce (Frank) Dykman; many grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Delbert and sister, Grace Wittkamp.  The funeral service was held Thursday, January 4, 11a.m., at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby, with Pastor Rob Henderson officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shelby.  Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 648 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.

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BAART, George

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, June 5, 1926, page 2:7

GEORGE BAART, PUPIL AT ST. MARY’S SCHOOL, DIES   George Baart, ten years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles  J. Duffield of 177 East Larch avenue, died Saturday morning at Mercy hospital after a short illness.  He was born in Marshall,  December 23, 1915, coming to Muskegon with his parents eight years ago.  George was a pupil at St. Mary’s Catholic  school.  He leaves besides his parents, three brothers, Charles, Robert and Thomas Duffield at home.

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BABBITT, LYLE BRUCE MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 December 2000, Page 6B

BABBITT, MR. LYLE BRUCE, (Husband of Phyllis), Muskegon.  Mr. Lyle Bruce Babbitt, age 54, passed away Tuesday evening, December 19, 2000 following a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born November 4, 1946 in Muskegon to Samuel and Nina (Webber) Babbitt and lived in the area his entire life.  He had worked as a delivery driver for Acme Cleaners prior to taking disability retirement in 1995.  On November 17, 1992, he married the former Phyllis M. Kratzer in Muskegon and she survives him along with his mother and sister, Nina and Lois Babbitt of Orlando, FL, and one brother Phillip Babbitt of Ypsilanti.  He was preceded in death by his father, and two brothers, Michael and Samuel, Jr.  A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at the

Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue with the Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.  INTERMENT will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service, 10-11 AM Tuesday.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to the family.

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BACHANSKI, Mary (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, October 26, 1936, page 2

Mrs. Mary Bachanski, Resident Here 56 years, Dies Today   Mrs. Mary Bachanski, 74 years old, 584 West Webster  avenue, a resident of Muskegon for 56 years, died today in Mercy hospital after a two months illness.  Mrs.  Bachanski was the widow of the late Frank Bachanski who died June 1, 1914.  She was born in Berlin, Germany,  Jan 10, 1862 and came with her parents to Muskegon from Germany in 1880.  She was a member of St. Mary's  church.  Surviving are one son, Leo J. Bachanski, in Chicago; five daughters, Mr. H.L. Skidmore, Lansing; Mrs.  Fred Lembzeder, Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Henry Siplon, Muskegon Heights; Mrs. Helen Bogen, Muskegon; Mrs. H. B.  Tripp, El Paso, Texas, one brother, Joseph Marks, Grand Rapids, Wis., three sisters, Mrs. Frances Cheeseman,  Gary, Ind., and Mrs. John Bach, Muskegon, and five grandchildren.

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BACHELOR, S.A. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Whitehall Forum  Whitehall, Michigan  10 October 1879  Page 1

Died.  BACHELOR.--Mrs. S. A. Bachelor, wife of N. C. Bachelor, Sept. 14th, aged 70 years 4 months and 2 days; of heart disease.

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BACKENSTO, Nina I. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon,Michgan Friday September 23,1988 page 5C

Obituary: BACKENSTO,Mrs. Nina I.   4651 Dorothy   SERVICE: Thursday 1 p.m. at the Lake Harbor United Methodist  Church with the Rev. Carol Lyman officiating. Interment Norton Cemetery. VISITATION: today 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock  Funeral Home. Memorial: American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.   Clock

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BACON, ROBERT E. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 September 1999, Page 5B

BACON, MR. ROBERT E. Dalton Township.  Mr. Bacon, age 65, died September 3, 1999.  Born July 1, 1934, in Muskegon, to Perry and Lucille (Dowling) Bacon, he had lived in the area all his life.  On July 6, 1957, in Muskegon, he married the former Treeva Quinn and had worked at Sealed Power Corp. until retiring.  He had attended Faith Baptist Church.  Mr. Bacon was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.  FAMILY:

His wife, Treeva; 3 sons, Alan Bacon of Muskegon, Jeffrey (Judy) Bacon of Rothbury and Robert Bacon of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Monica (Jeffrey) Lacy of Muskegon; a step-daughter, Terry Harris of Lansing; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Elaine Dailey, Joyce (Glen) Rice and Mary (James) Dennison, all of Muskegon  SERVICE:  Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Bruce A. Beach officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Tuesday, 12 PM Noon until service time, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Building Fund of Faith Baptist Church, 3590 Ross Rd., North Muskegon, 49445.  —Clock – White Lake

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BACON, TREEVA   A. MRS.  (QUINN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 May 2000, Page 8F

BACON, MRS. TREEVA A., North Muskegon.  Mrs. Bacon, age 69, died May 19, 2000.  Born March 25, 1931, in Marshall, to Harley and Laurel Quinn, she had lived in the area for many years.  On July 6, 1957, in Muskegon, she married Robert E. Bacon, who preceded her in death in 1999.  She had been a homemaker and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.  Mrs. Bacon was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Lacey, and 3 brothers & 5 sisters.  FAMILY:  3 sons, Alan Bacon of Muskegon, Jeffrey (Judy) Bacon of Rothbury and Robert Bacon of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Terry Harris of Lansing; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Monday, May 22, 2000, at 11 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Bruce A. Beach officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Monday, 10 AM until service time, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL:  Building Fund of Faith Baptist Church, 3590 Ross Rd., North Muskegon, 49445.  —Clock – White Lake

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BADEAUX, (Mrs. William) Jane Marshall

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1921, page 11:4

Mrs. William Badeaux  Mrs. William Badeaux, 446 Grand avenue, died yesterday afternoon at Hackley Hospital after a five weeks illness, aged 77 years.  Mrs. Badeaux was born in  Totonto, Canada, coming to Muskegon about twenty-one years ago, where she has since made her home.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  She leaves besides her husband,  four children, William Badeaux of Holton; Pierre Badeaux of Muskegon; Mrs. J. D. Martin and Mrs. Louis Gatechair of Elgin, Illinois; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; one  brother, Thomas Marshall of Grand Rapids.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 o’clock tomorrow morning from the residence, 446 Grand avenue.  Burial will be in the Holton  cemetery.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Record, Liber IV, page 250, Record #4379,  Sept. 20, 1921

Jane Marshall Badeau, female, married, age 77-3-13.  Died at Muskegon, cause, bronchial pneumonia, born Canada, housewife.  Parents James Marshall and Sarah Robinson, residence unknown.  Recorded October 5, 1921.

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Badeaux, Louis

Article

Trading Post

 

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Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

BADEAUX, Perrie Benjamin

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Record, LiberVII, page 11, record #47, Jan. 25, 1947

Perrie Badeaux, died at Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, residence, 1004 W. Grand Avenue, Muskegon.  Male, white, married, age 68-10-22; widow, Maude Ella Murply, age 64.

Born at Holton; foreman at Stewart-Hartshorn.

Father, William Badeaux, born, Muskegon

Mother, Jane Marshall, born, Canada

Informant Maude Ella Badeaux, 1004 W. Grand 

Mortuary, Balbirnie; cemetery, Oakwood, burial Jan. 28, 1947

Causes: acute uremia, cardiac failure, chronic nephritis, arteriosclerosis, hypertension-extreme.

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BADGE, Fred C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, July 10, 1929, page 1

WORKER FATALLY INJURED AT PLANT   Fred C. Badge, Crushed, Dies on Way to  Hospital  Fred C. Badge, 33 years old and married, died today on the way to Hackley  hospital following an accident at the plant of the Muskegon Malleable Castings company  when the worker was crushed between a tumbling barrel and the shaft along which it  travels.  He sustained a skull fracture.  A post-mortem examination was ordered by  Coroner Tiede Clock who has not yet decided whether he will call an inquest.  Mr. Badge  went to work for the Malleable company Monday.  He had been a foundry worker for  many years. 

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Funeral Record

Clock Funeral Home  Page 266, Yearly No. 144, July 10, 1929

Fred Chas. Badge, born Oct. 27, 1893 at Lakeview, Montcalm Co., MI.  Age, 35 years, 8 mo., 13 days.  Father, Fred Badge, born in New York state, mother, Dalphian Willett, born in New York state.  Here (Muskegon) since May 1st, ’29.  Wife, Iva Badge, 1847 Getty St., R.R. 5.  Funeral services at Six Lakes, MI – interment there (Cato Cemetery is in Montcalm Co.).  Funeral cost $207.47.  $200 paid by Chaddock Insurance Agency,  balance of $7.47 paid by M. Mulder.  Casket is grey, shipping body cost $8.12.

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BAGLEY

 
BAKER

 

BALBIRNIE, James Frederick

Biography

 

BALBIRNIE, James

Biography

 

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

BALBIRNIE, Ralph James

Biography

 

BALCOMB, DAVID JAMES VANDERMOLEN MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 April 1996, Page 4C

BALCOMB, DAVID JAMES VANDERMOLEN, Twin Lake, MI.  David James VanderMolen Balcomb, age 23, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday morning, April 9, 1996.  David was born in Muskegon on June 30, 1972 and was a life long resident of the area.  David was born with Cerebral Palsey and was a blessing and joy to everyone around him.  He was a special education student at Reeths Puffer High School and a member of Dalton Baptist Church.  He is survived by his mother and father, Shirley Balcomb and Justus Balcomb, his mother and father Cynthia and James VanderMolen of Spring Lake; 3 sisters, Amy Hardy, Pamela Crawford and Mrs. Steve (Christina) Jensen; 3 brothers, Wyman (Candy) Balcomb, Kevin (Patricia) Balcomb and Garth (Kimberly) VanderMolen; his grandmother, Ruth Balcomb of Hesperia; grandparents, Pete & Jackie DeVries and William & Paula VanderSteldt and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11:00 A.M. from the Ever Rest Runeral Home and Chapel, 1783 E. Keating with Rev. Donald LeMaire and Rev. Craig Cramblit officiating.  The family will receive visitors Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.  Interment: Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions to the Cerebral Palsey Foundation will be appreciated.  —Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel 777-3557 or 800-479-3557  NOTE: The surname should be BALCOM

 

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BALDWIN, JEAN CATHERINE WELCH SLOCUM MRS.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 September 2006, Page 6-B

Jean Catherine Welch Slocum Baldwin, Montague.  Jean Catherine Welch Slocum Baldwin of Montague, March 4, 1936 - Aug. 17, 2006, is survived by her husband of 32 years, Stanley E. Baldwin of Montague, MI, and her children, Ted F. Slocum, Tamara Shan Silva, and Tobie Jeannine Scott. A private service was held on Sept. 5, 2006.  She had requested many times that she did not want a funeral, but to be cremated and have her remains spread over the lake with family members only present.

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BALDWIN, Kathryn J.

Obituary

MUskegon Chronicle, Muskegon,Michigan, August 12, 1997

Obituary: Kathryn J. Baldwin, 70, of Muskegon died Wednesday at her home. She had owned and operated the Kiddie Corral in Whitehall. Arrangements by Lee.

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BALOGH, STEVE F. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 April 1998, Page 7B

BALOGH, MR. STEVE F., Husband of Loraine, Muskegon.  Mr. Steve Balogh, age 76, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, April 15, 1998, in Ludington.  He was born January 9, 1922 in Schackendorf, Austria, and came to the Muskegon area in 1929.  He worked at Michigan Spring for over 30 years, retiring in 1987, and was a WWII US Army veteran.  He loved hunting, fishing, traveling, and gardening.  On June 10, 1944 he married the former Loraine Berggren.  SURVIVORS include his wife, Loraine of Muskegon; 9 children, Judi Harris of Spring Lake, Colleen (& Richard) O’Neal, Stephen (& Anita) Balogh, Mary (& Kris) Johnson, all of Muskegon, Ronald Balogh of Littleton, CO, Anita Balogh, Paul (& Norma) Balogh, Barbara (& Doug) Chandler, Matthew (& Teresa) Balogh, all of Muskegon; 19 grandchildren; 1 expected great-grandchild; 1 sister, Rose Sibley of Ludington.  Visitation at  The Walburn Chapel  Sytsema Funeral Homes

1547 W. Sherman Blvd.  will be Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. James Wyse, presiding.  For a more lasting memorial, please consider the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, or the American Heart Association.

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BALGOOYEN, William John

Biography

 

BALK

 

BALKEMA, James

Article

James Balkema & Brothers have for eight years past been engaged in general merchandise, handling dry goods,  groceries, boots, shoes, crockery, etc.

The Advantages & Surroundings of Muskegon, MI, the Material Interest of a Progressive City, December 1892 pgs. 49

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BALKEMA, Mrs. John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Monday, January 13, 1936

Rites Here Today for Mrs. Balkema   Graveside services were held in St. Mary’s at 10 a.m. today for Mrs. John Balkema, who died  last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel C. Smart, in Winnetka, Ill.  Services were conducted by Rt. Rev. K. J. Whalen, of  St. Mary’s church.  Mrs. Balkema’s husband, who died in 1900, was at one time, with his brother James of the present Buwalda store  in North Muskegon. 

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BALLARD, Hattie Catherine (Mrs.) Grow

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  5 April 1946  Page 20  Mrs. Ballard, 69, Of Pioneer Family,  Montague, Dies  By Staff Correspondent  Montague, April 5, -- Mrs. Henry Ballard, 69 years old, of Montague township and a lifelong resident of Muskegon county, died today at the Hackley hospital.  The former Miss Hattie Catherine Grow, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Grow, pioneer residents of Montague town­ship.  She was born on May 10, 1876 and lived all her life in the county, on various farms.  She was a member of the Claybanks Methodist church and its Ladies' Aid society, and the Lady Maccabees.  She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. William Clark, and two sons, Asul and Merle, all of Muskegon; one sister, Mrs. August Lauterberg, of  Claybanks; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  The body will lie in state at the Clock Funeral home in Muskegon from 10 a.m., Saturday until Sunday evening when it will be taken to the Gee chapel, Whitehall.  Services will be conduct­ed from the Gee chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Clarence Hutchens officiating.  Burial will be at the Oakgrove cemetery.

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BANCUK, Bert J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, May 30, 1967, page 32

Mr. Bancuk Dies at 72  Bert J. Bancuk, 72, of 3129 Glendale Ave., Muskegon Heights, died Monday at Hackley Hospital after a week’s illness.  Mr. Bancuk owned and operated the  Bancuk Meat Market with his brother for a number of years and was last employed at Campbell Wyant & Cannon Foundry, retiring in 1960.  Born Dec. 24, 1894 in Poland, he came to  the United States in 1912 and came to Muskegon from Grand Rapids in 1915.  He married the former Martha Janowski here on May 29, 1922.  He served in the U.S. Army during World  War I.  A communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, he was active in the Polish Falcon Lodge.  He leaves his widow; a son, Marcell Bancuk, of Roosevelt Park; and three  grandchildren. 

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber 6, page 293, record 14681, May 25, 1922

Bert J. Bancuk, age 26, white, res. Muskegon, b. Poland, Butcher, parents Ksawery Bancuk and Johanna Wikzewski.

Martha H. Janowski, age 19, white, res. Muskegon, b. Illinois, no occup., parents Andrew Janokski and Marie Kroidlowski.

Married May 29, 1922 by H.E.Norden, Evangelical Lutheran pastor.  Witnesses: John Hulka and Susie Hulka, Muskegon Heights.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber 28, page 426, local file M-405, May 29, 1967

Bert Bancuk, 3129 Glendale, Muskegon Heights, MI.  Male, white, married.

Born December 24, 1894 in Poland, Europe.  Citizen of U.S., wife, Martha

Molder in foundry.

Cerebral vascular thrombosis and cerebral arteriosclerosis.

Parents, Ksawery Bancuk and Johanna Wilcewska

Veteran of WW I,   SSAN  379-01-6261

Pachesny Funeral Home/St. Mary’s Cemetery, Muskegon

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BANCUK, Joseph

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, April 26, 1957, page 19

Mr. Bancuk, 72, Retired CWC Forman, Dies  Joseph Bancuk, 228 W. Dale avenue, a city resident 45 years and a former foreman at Campbell, Wyant and Cannon Foundry Company died  today at Mercy Hospital after a illness of three months.  He was 72 years old.  Mr. Bancuk, who was born in Poland, Nov. 22, 1884, came to the United States in 1905 and settled in  Grand Rapids.  Seven years later, he moved to Muskegon where he had lived since.  He married the former Miss Angela Panko at Muskegon Sept. 22, 1919.  A communicant of St.  Michaels’ Church, he was a member of the Polish Falcons Lodge No. 276 and the Muskegon Foremen’s Club.  He was a foreman the last 20 years of his 27 year employment at Campbell,  Wyant and Cannon Foundry Company.  He leaves his wife; three sons, Harry of Muskegon, Bernard of Grand Rapids, and Edward of Muskegon Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Richard  Frankowski of Detroit and Mrs. Leona Baker, of Muskegon, a brother, Bert, of Muskegon Heights and 16 grandchildren.

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber 6, page 156, record #12634, Sept 18, 1919

Josef Bancuk, 35, white, res. Muskegon, born, Poland, butcher, parents Kszawaj Bancuk and Johanna Walczawski.    Previously married once

Nellie Panko, 25, white, res. Chicago, born Poland, no occup., parents Adolf Turek and Mary Jelnicka.

Married Sept. 22, 1919 by Andrew Norlock, St. Michael’s Church, John Flejszar and Martha Norlock, witnesses.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber 18, page 279, record 259, April 26, 1957

Joseph Bancuk, 228 W. Dale Avenue, Muskegon.

Died at Mercy Hospital, metastatic carcinoma of lungs and acute pneumonitis

Male, white, married, age 72, born Poland Nov. 22, 1884

Male, white, married.  No military service,   SSAN 379-01-0070

Mrs. Joseph Bancuk, wife.

Parents, Kszawa J. Bancuk and Johanna Walczawska.

Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery; Pachesny Funeral Home.

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BANKEY, John F.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle -- Nov. 21, 1898

"Laid to Rest in Oakwood"   The funeral of John F. Bankey took place Sunday afternoon from the family residence, 155 Division street,  and was largely attended.  It was held under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen of America, of which organization the deceased was a  member.  The sermon was delivered by Rev. A. Hadden, of the First Congregational church, and the music was also furnished by members  of that church.  Interment was in Oakwood.

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BANLINE, June Ardeth

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Axetus Banline, February 19, a daughter, June Ardeth

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BARCUS, William W.

Biography

 

BARD, HERB MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 10 December 2006, Page 6-B

Herb Bard, Muskegon.  Mr. Herb Bard, age 85, died Sunday, December 3, 2006.  He was born in Muskegon on October 20, 1921 to Elmer & Augusta (Pierson) Bard and married the former Mary Ann Meinert on June 29, 1965.  Mr. Bard had been a salesman at Geerpres for 48 years until his retirement in 1983.  He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WW II, a graduate of Muskegon Community College and Hope College, a charter member of Unity Methodist Church and a member of White Lake Golf Club.  SURVIVORS:  Wife, Mary Ann; brother, Douglas (Patricia) Bard.  SERVICE:  There will be no service.  MEMORIAL: VNS Hospice House.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.  CLOCK LIFE STORY – Muskegon

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BARKER, Adam & Torri HANSEN,Whitehall

Birth notice - a girl,at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

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BARLING, Evelyn

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, May 24, 1941, page 2

Boy, 9 Hit by Car, Is Cut About Head, Man Hurt in Crash  Harry Collins, nine years old,  574 Yuba street, sustained a small cut on the head at 12:25 p.m. Friday when an  automobile driven by Ira Towne, 37 of R.R. 4, struck the bicycle Harry was riding on  Jackson street.  Motorcycle officer Floyd Goschnick investigated.  The boy was taken to  a physician’s office and treated.  Henry J. Webber, 51 years old, of R.R. 3, Fremont, was  slightly injured on the right side of the face at 6:20 p.m. Friday when his car turned over  on the right side after colliding with an automobile driven by Evelyn Barling, 18 years  old, R.R. 4, Wolf Lake, at the Five Lakes and Mill Iron roads.

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BARNARD, Helen S.

Biography

 

BARNES, DANNY JAY MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 26 February 2006, Page 4-B

Danny Jay Barnes, Muskegon.  Danny J. Barnes, age 60, passed away on February 13, 2006.  He was born in Muskegon to the late Frank and Dorothy Barnes.  He is survived by his daughter, Terra (Gary) Kunish, and his grandson, Blake.  Also surviving is his beloved Beverly Ferrier, and her children and grandchildren; his siblings, John William (Pat), Gary Ronald (Ardele), twin sister, Sandy Kay (Court) Wood, Russell Dale, and Eugene Wesley (Marijo); along with several nieces and nephews.  Danny was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War.  He spent several years in Alaska driving truck and working in the logging industry.  He was a very, “very” avid storyteller and outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time in nature.  According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 E. Cleveland St., Coopersville, on Saturday, February 18, at 10:00 a.m.  Gifts in memory of Dan would be appreciated to help surviving daughter, Terra Kunish, with funeral expenses (Terra Kunish c/o Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel, 1783 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442).  Arrangements by Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel.

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BARNEY, N.A.

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

BARNHARDT/BARNHART

 

BARNUM, Loel

Article

Neighboring News   Wolf Lake   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Loel Barnum and mother, Mrs. Annie Rood of Casnovia and Mr. Charles Cleveland of California were guests at the Gillette home this week. 

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BARR (Mrs. Chester)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, November 2, 1957, page 23:4

Former Resident Dies in Lansing   Funeral services will be held Monday from the  Thomas Chapel at Terre Haute, Ind. for Mrs. Chester Barr, a former Muskegon resident  who died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James F. Grenawalt, Lansing.  Mrs.  Barr, who has spent about 10 years here, left last year to live in Lansing.  Burial will be at  Terre Haute.

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BARR, Genevieve

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, December 26, 1929, page 2

Mrs. Genevieve Barr is Taken By Death.  Mrs. Genevieve Barr, 41 years old, Muskegon, RR 4, died  yesterday at Hackley hospital after a brief illness.  She was born Aug 17, 1888 in Cedar Creek township  where she grew to womanhood, coming to Muskegon about sixteen years ago.  She was married to Charles  Barr at Muskegon in 1913.  Mrs. Barr leaves her husband, one son, Thomas, at home, her mother, Mrs.  Nelson Bean of Cedar Creek township, four sisters, Mrs. John Edelman, Mrs Ben Warwick, both of  Muskegon, Mrs. Stanley Nylander of twin Lakes, Mrs. Adelbert VanDyke of Muskegon, five brothers,  William, Marshal, Peter, Nelson and Charles Bean all of Muskegon.

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Barr, Grace T. (Mrs.) Toppen

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  7 September 1995

BARR, MRS.  GRACE T.  Muskegon  Mrs. Barr, age 93, died Wednesday, September 6, 1995.  She was born, Grace Toppen, in Muskegon on March 5, 1902 and married Kenneth Barr on January 16, 1957 and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1976.  Mrs. Barr had been an antique dealer for 40 years and co-owner of the Dorothy Grace Shop.  SURVIVORS  Cousins, Wilfred (Elvira) Dykstra of North Muskegon and Donald (Ann) Toppen of Muskegon and many close friends.  VISITATION  Friday 2-4 at Clock Funeral Home.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Clock  Muskegon

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BARRETT, David M.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  16 April 2001  Page 3B

BARRETT, MR.  DAVID M.  Whitehall  Mr. Barrett, age 37, died April 13, 2001.  Born September 13, 1963, in Frankfort,  Germany, to Orson and Jeannette (Keller) Barrett, he had lived in the area all his life.  On September 26, 1996, in Whitehall,  he married the former Rochelle Geistel.  He had worked in construction at Quality Farm & Fleet and had attended Oakcrest  Church of God.  FAMILY  His wife, Rochelle; 3 children, Courtney, Nicholas  & Jacob; 4 brothers, Bill (Sue) Barrett & Tim  (Rita) Barrett, both of Whitehall, Kent Barrett of Twin Lake and Cliff (Judy) Barrett of LA.  SERVICE  Wednesday, April  18, 2001, at 2 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Pastor Bob Rogers officiating.  VISITING HOURS  Tuesday, 6-8  PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.   MEMORIAL  Family Expense Fund.  —Clock – White Lake

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BARRETT, Lubertha (Mrs.) Chapman

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon,Michigan July 10,1945  Mrs.Barrett, 70, Unexpectedly Dies at Son's Home  Mrs. Lubertha Barrett, 70  years old, mother of former State Rep. Ray M. Barrett, who had made her home in Grand Rapids and with her son for the past two  years, died early today at the Barrett home, 1430 Eastland Road, Roosevelt Park. Though in ill health for two years, her death came  unexpectedly. The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lorenzo Chapman, early residents of Tyrone township, Kent county. Mrs.Barrett attended  school in Kent City, near the family's farm home. She and her husband, Charles R. Barrett, of Kent City, who survives, were the first  couple married in the Kent County courthouse, Grand Rapids. She leaves, besides the husband the one son, three grandchildren; one  brother,L.J.Chapman, Kent City; and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Eppens, Grand Rapids, and Mrs.Amelia Jeffery, of Ottawa,Ill. Funeral  service will be held in the Baptist church, Kent City, at 2 p.m.

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BARRETT, WILLIAM R. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 February 2008, Page 6-B

William R. Barrett, Lakewood Club.  Mr. Barrett, age 47, died February 11, 2008.  Born September 7, 1960, in Fort Benning, GA, to Orson and Jeannette (Keller) Barrett, he had lived in the Lakewood Club area the past 20 years.  On May 23, 1987, in Twin Lake, he married the former Sue A. Jackson.  He had worked as a software engineer at Burke E. Porter Machinery Co., was a member of Shiloh Tabernacle and a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  Mr. Barrett served in the US Air Force and the US Air National Guard.  FAMILY: His wife, Sue; 1 daughter, Amanda; 3 brothers, Tim Barrett of Whitehall, Ken Barrett of Hesperia and Cliff (Judy) Barrett of Louisiana; nieces and nephews.  SERVICE: Was held Friday, February 15, 2008 at 11:00 AM, at Shiloh Tabernacle, 460 E. Tyler Rd., North Muskegon, with the Rev. Verne D. Wright officiating.  DONATIONS: Barrett Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall, MI 49461  CLOCK - White Lake

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BARRINGER, JOYCE E. MRS. (EILERS)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 May 2004, Page 5-B

Mrs. Joyce E., Barringer, Muskegon.  Mrs. Joyce E. Barringer, age 68, died Thursday, May 20, 2004.  She was born in Montague, MI on July 26, 1935 to Lawrence & Hortense (Bosse) Eilers & married Leonard Barringer on October 6, 1962 in Montague, MI.  Mrs. Barringer had been employed as a Clerk at Muskegon County 60th District Court for 20 years until retiring in 1998.  She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church & St. Mary's Church Circle.  Mrs. Barringer enjoyed flower & vegetable gardening, traveling & crocheting.  SURVIVORS:  Husband, Leonard; 2 sons, Leonard (Lori) Barringer Jr. of Muskegon & Timothy Barringer of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Suzanne Kennert of Muskegon; 9 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Lawrence (Jean) Eilers of Hattiesburg, MS, Gerald (Beverly) Eilers of Montague & George (Jo) Eilers of TX; 1 brother-in-law, Ronald Knight of Hesperia, MI.  She was preceded in death by her parents & a sister, Ruth Knight.  FUNERAL LITURGY:  The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, May 25, 2004, 11:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Hart presiding.  Interment at Laketon Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM.  MEMORIAL: National Kidney Foundation.  You may sign the online guest book at www.clockfuneralhome.com  Clock – Muskegon

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BARRON, Edward

Article

East Muskegon

 

BARROWS, (Mrs.) Burt

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, February 6, 1903

Mrs. Burt Barrows died at her home, 146 Apple street, Monday evening, Feb. 2, after a brief illness of peritonitis,  leaving a week-old baby.  The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday morning, Rev. Friend T. Dye,  pastor of the First Baptist church officiating, after which the remains were taken to Fairplains cemetery, Grand  Rapids, where they were interred followed  by mourning friends.  Beautiful flowers adorned the casket at both the  services and burial, placed there by loving hands.  Mrs. Barrows was twenty-five years old and is survived by a  husband and a little daughter four years old.  She also left a mother and sister, who reside at Charlotte, North  Carolina.  Mr. and Mrs. Barrows have been residents of Muskegon but a short time, coming here from Grand Rapids  about five months ago, Mr. Barrows being employed by the Shaw-Walker company.

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BARRY

 

BARSEMA, JOHN P. MR

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 November 1899, Page 2

DEATH OF JOHN P. BARSEMA.  Was 72 Years Old and Had Been Married

Nearly 50 Years.  John P. Barsema died at his home, No. 63 McCracken avenue, yesterday afternoon of gangrene, after an illness of nine weeks.  He was born in the Netherlands and was 72 years, 4 months and 24 days old.  He came to this country in 1882.  His widow, to whom he had been married nearly 50 years, survives him.  Had he lived they would have celebrated their golden wedding next spring.  He was the father of ten children, of whom seven are living.  They are Martin, of Twin Lake; Herman, 155 Washington avenue; Mrs. Siebolt Temple, 186 Spring street, Mrs. C. Feldstra, 22 Miner street; John J., 36 McCracken avenue, city, and one son and one daughter living in the Netherlands.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the residence, and the interment will be in Lakeside cemetery.

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The Morning News, Muskegon, Michigan, 30 November 1899, Page 3

Death of John P. Barsema.  John P. Barsema, who has been suffering with gangrene for about nine weeks, died at his home on McCracken avenue yesterday afternoon.  He was 72 years of age and was born in the Netherlands, coming to this country in 1882.  He had been married nearly 50 years and his widow survives him.  Seven children also survive him.  They are Martin Barsema of Twin Lakes, and Herman and John J. Barsema, Mrs. S. Temple and Mrs. C. Feldstra, city, and a son and daughter living in the Netherlands.  The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the residence and interment will be in Lakeside cemetery.

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BARSEMA, Nieske (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 March 1910, Page 7

OVER 80 YEARS OLD, DIES.  Mrs. J. P. Barsema Passes Away After

Long Illness.  Mrs. J. P. Barsema, a resident of Muskegon for over 30 years, died at 6:30 last night at the home of her son, John J. Barsema, corner McCracken avenue and Morton street, after a long illness.  She was over 80 years of age and was born in the Netherlands, coming to this country in 1879.  Seven children survive Mrs. Barsema, four sons and three daughters.  She was a member of the Second Reformed church.

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BARTELS, Hermanus

Biography

 

BARTHOLOMEW, Bee M. R.N (Mrs.) Swanson

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 May 1997  Page 6D  Whitehall  Mrs. Bartholomew, age 76, died May 17, 1997.  Born November 11, 1920, in Onekama, she had lived in the White Lake area since 1955.  On January 10, 1944, in Onekama, the former Bee M. Swanson married Howard F. “Bart” Bartholomew.  A graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School and Grand Rapids Mercy Central School of Nursing, she had been a Registered Nurse at Hackley Hospital, Visiting Nurses Association, and retired as Director of Nurses at Whitehall Manor in 1982.  She was a communicant member of St. James Catholic Church, a member of St. Jude’s Circle, the Altar Society of St. James Catholic Church, White Lake Women’s Club and various White Lake area Bridge Clubs.  Mrs. Bartholomew served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.  A sister, Mary Elyn, preceded her in death.  FAMILY  Her husband, Howard, 3 daughters, Barbara (Charles) Yonker of Grand Rapids, Kathryn (Thomas) Alvesteffer and Jane (Richard) Kritzman, both of Whitehall; 2 sons, James (Mary) Bartholomew of Whitehall and William (Debora) Bartholomew of IL; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Emmie (Jack) McCarthy of Scottville; 1 brother, William (Nancy) Swanson of FL.  MASS  Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at 11 AM, from St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Schiller as Celebrant.  Interment will be made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery - Montague.

ROSARY  Monday, 7 PM, at the funeral home.  VISITING HOURS  Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL:  St. James Catholic School or White Lake Senior Center.

--Clock - White Lake

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BARTHOLOMEW, HOWARD F. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 13 June 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Howard F., Bartholomew, Montague.  Mr. Bartholomew, age 86, died at home with family on June 4, 2004.  Born April 26, 1918 in Elgin, Illinois, to Warren and Kathryn (Anselman) Bartholomew, he had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On January 10, 1944, he married the former Bee Swanson, who preceded him in death in 1997.  On May 22, 1999, he married the former June Barber.  He had worked for Howmet Corp. for many years, retiring in 1982 as purchasing manager.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and also celebrated services with June at Montague United Methodist Church.  Mr. Bartholomew was a Life member of White Lake VFW Post #3256, a Life member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 and a member of White Lake BPOE #2607.  He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Captain.  FAMILY:  His wife, June; sons, James (Mary) Bartholomew and William (Debora) Bartholomew, both of Whitehall; daughters, Barbara (Charles) Yonker of Grand Rapids, and Kathryn (Thomas) Alvesteffer & Jane (Richard) Kritzman, both of Whitehall; step-children, James (Tindy) MacBain of Ann Arbor and Margaret (Donald) Kline of Montague; 14 grandchildren, Christopher (Jolie) Yonker, Jamie (Jerry) Grinwis, Julie (Mark) Unger, Joseph & Jennifer Alvesteffer, Rhiannon & Jared Kritzman, Matthew Eilers & Steven Eilers, Stephanie, Brian, Valarie, Janelle and Andrew Bartholomew; 3 great-grandchildren, Jacob Grinwis, Emily & Katie Unger; 1 brother, Robert (Erma) Bartholomew of Florida.  FUNERAL LITURGY:  Was Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM, from St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Chris W. Rouech and the Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Schiller presiding.  Interment was made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Montague.  Military Graveside Rites were conducted at the cemetery by White Lake VFW Post #3256.  MEMORIALS:  Building Fund of St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BARTKUS, Frank A

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Friday, August 1, 1952, page 2

Frank Bartkus Dies in Hospital   Frank A. Bartkus, 67 years old, 43 Wolf Lake road, died last night at Mercy Hospital following a  five-year illness.  Born on March 14, 1885 in Lithuania, he has been in this country since 1900.  He came to Muskegon from Chicago  in 1945.  Mr. Bartkus was married in Chicago to the former Anna Navardawski on oct. 10, 1946.  He was last employed by the Illinois  Central Railroad.  Previously he had worked as a carpenter.  Mr. Bartkus leaves his wife, one son, Gustaf Bartkus, four daughters,  three brothers, and three sisters in Europe. 

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BARTLETT, ALICE L. MRS. (BAXTER)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 March 2008, Page 4-B

Mrs. Alice L. Bartlett.  Montague.  Mrs. Bartlett, age 86, died March 12, 2008.  Born January 15, 1922, in Ferry Township, to John and Nellie (Pickel) Baxter, she was married to James Bartlett, who preceded her in death in 1979.  She had worked at Howmet Corp. until retiring and was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by a son, Archie Bartlett, a grandson, James Sluyter, 7 sisters and 3 brothers.  FAMILY: 1 daughter, Nancy Sluyter; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Donna Bartlett; 1 sister, Violet Moon; special niece, Lori Crum.  SERVICE: Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 3:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  Interment will be made in Ferry Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS: Sunday, 2:00 PM until service time, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Bartlett Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BARTLETT, BENJAMIN BRUCE “SKIP” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 24 July 2005, Page 4-B

Benjamin Bruce “Skip” Bartlett, Fremont, (Formerly of Rothbury).  Benjamin Bruce "Skip" Bartlett, born in Benton Harbor on June 25, 1925 to James Benjamin and Marie (Christenson) Bartlett, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 16, 2005 at the age of 80.  Skip grew up in the Rothbury area and worked with his father and uncle at Bartlett's Sawmill.  He served in the South Pacific during WWII as an Air Force Staff Sgt.  He retired from Teledyne Continental Motors in 1982 after 37 years of employment there.  Skip was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and had been an usher there for over 50 years.  During retirement Skip and Mary enjoyed traveling south for the winters and visiting family scattered across the USA.  He spent many hours helping his children in their work and his talent for fixing anything was greatly appreciated.  He was an avid reader and learner and a very dedicated husband and father.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Tutak) and their children, Ben (Denise) Bartlett, Jr., of Traunik, Jim (Cindy) Bartlett of Fremont, Sandy (Fred) Cain of Freeland and Mike (Kathy) Bartlett of Rochester Hills; He was the grandfather of nine - Barb, Bridgette and Ben James (Ben Jr.); Melissa and Becky (Jim); Nick and Kristi (Sandy) and Michelle and Ryan (Mike); Eight great-grandchildren, Alex, Connor and Quinn (Barb); Owen, Abbey and Emily (Bridgette); and Benjamin and Mary (Ben James) and his sister, Joyce Carr of Hart.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Erpenbach.  The rosary was Wednesday, July 20, at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  The Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Rothbury on Thursday, July 21, 10 a.m.  Interment followed at Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Our Lady of the Assumption Building Fund or the American Diabetes Association in his name.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.  HARRIS - Shelby

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BARTON, Claude

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, February 6, 1903, page 7:2

MARRIAGE LICENSES  4,775 Claude Barton, 22; Bailey and Florence Beares, 19, Bailey

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BARTOS, AGDA MRS. (CARLSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 5 December 1967, Page 36

Mrs. Bartos, Heart Victim, Dies at Age 49.  Mrs. John Bartos, a lifelong Muskegon resident, suffered a fatal heart attack Monday at her home, 127 N. Sheridan Road.  She was 49.  Mrs. Bartos was born in Muskegon on June 22, 1918.  The former Agda Carlson, she married John Bartos here in 1952.  Survivors include her husband; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Carlson of Muskegon Heights; four sisters, Mrs. John Essenberg of Muskegon, Mrs. James West of Illinois, and Mrs. Harold Westbrok and Mrs. Raymond Starr, both of Montague; and two brothers, Richard Carlson of California and Albert Carlson of Spring Lake.

BARTOS, MRS. AGDA, (Wife of John), 127 N. Sheridan Rd.  Funeral service for Mrs. Bartos will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Young Funeral Home, Rev. Schuyler Butler, officiating.  Interment will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  —Young.         

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BARTOS, JOHN A. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 13 June 1975, Page 24

BARTOS, MR. JOHN A., 127 S. Sheridan.  Mr. Bartos, age 56, died Thursday at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor.  A life resident of Muskegon he married the former Adga Ann Carlson in 1952, who preceded him in death in 1967.  At the time of his death he was employed at Superior Oil Company.  He formerly was employed at Erickson Trucking and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  SURVIVORS:  3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Pavey and Mrs. Sue Griffith of La Habra, California and Mrs. Ann Hallberg of Muskegon, 3 brothers, Steve, Rudolph and Joe all of Muskegon.  1 sister, Mrs. Kay Gray of Los Angeles, California preceded him in death.  SERVICE:  The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Wahr officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home where they may meet the family on Saturday from 7 to 9 o’clock and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock.  —Clock

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BASSETT, HELEN MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 February 2007, Page 4-B

Helen Bassett, (Wife of Ellsworth), Whitehall.  To the family and friends of Helen Hazard Bassett: there will be a VISITATION at the Whitehall Township Hall (7644 Durham Road, Whitehall, MI) on Saturday, February 24 from 3PM to 7 P.M.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Evangelical Covenant Church (900 South Warner Street, Whitehall, MI) on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30 P.M.  Following the Memorial Service will be a luncheon.  In lieu of flowers, MEMORIALS may be made to Evangelical Covenant Church Foreign and Home Mission Fund.  Helen will be missed by those who discovered what was deep down in her heart.  Arrangements by The Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Ave. 231-726-5210

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BASSONETTE, Mrs. Napoleon

Article

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Monday, May 9, 1904

WOMAN BADLY INJURED IN A RUNAWAY

Mrs. Napoleon Bassonette of Norton township was badly cut about the head, arm and  hand in a runaway at the corner of Walton and Terrace streets about 10 o’clock this  morning.  She was driving with her husband when the kingbolt that held the whiffle tree  of the wagon broke.  Mr. Bassonette clung to the reins and the horses swung the tongue  around against the curb and threw them both out.  Mr. Bassonette was not injured but his  wife received the full effect of the fall.  She was carried into Abbott’ drug store and Dr.  A.H. Cummings was sent for.  She will probably be able to return home tonight.  The  horses ran away and one of them was permanently injured.

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BATCHELDER

 

BATES

 

BATT, boy

Birth

Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11 - Mrs. and the late Mr. Eldred, 7709 Apple Ave., Hackley Hospital

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BATTICE JOHN J. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 January 1990, Page 6D

BATTICE, MR. JOHN J., Muskegon.  Mr. Battice, age 80, died Friday morning at Muskegon General Hospital.  Born July 2, 1909, in Elbridge Twp., Mi, he married Leotis Hart on May 12, 1956.  Mr. Battice was employed at Universal Cam for 28 years before retiring in 1970.  Preceding him in death was his wife Leotis.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Constance “Sue” (Robert) Beedon of Muskegon; two stepchildren, Seth Dusenberry of CA and Jane Ingram of FL; one sister, Mrs. Maude Artz of Walkerville, MI; 13 grandchildren.  FUNERAL: Monday, 11:00 A.M. at the Young Funeral Home, Rev. Charles H. Rix officiating.  Interment Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION: Monday, 10-11 A.M.  —Young

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BATTICE, LETOIS L. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 November 1973, Page 37

BATTICE, MR. LETOIS L., 3227 Whitehall Rd.  The Funeral Service for Mrs. John Battice will be held Saturday at 1 o’clock from the Young Funeral Home, with Rev. James Coldwell, officiating.  Interment will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Born at Pentwater, Michigan on August 15, 1914, she moved to Muskegon in 1932 from Ludington and married Mr. John Battice in 1955.  She is a member of the Pentecostal Church.  Surviving are her husband; two sons; Eddie Dusenberry of Muskegon and Norman Davis of Whitehall.  Two daughters Mrs. Less (Betty) Ingram of Florida and Connie Battice at home.  One brother, Mr. Bud Hart of Muskegon and a sister, Mrs. Victor (Alberta) Noel of Shelby.  Mrs. Battice is the grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of one.  —Young

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BATTLE, Daniel

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,Muskegon, Michigan, Friday,September 23,1988 page 6C

Obituary: BATTLE, Mr. Daniel   Kalamazoo, MI   Mr. Daniel Battle, age 41, passed Monday Sept. 19, 1988 in  Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 25, 1988 in Muskegon. Survivors include his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge (Lula) M.  Battle of Muskegon Hts.; 1 son, Terrance of Kalamazoo; 3 saughters, Anquil of Muskegon, Tiffany and Kimberly both of  Kalamazoo; 2 brothers, Talmadge (wife Gloria) Battle and Kevin (wife Beverly) Battle  both of Musklegon; 6 sisters, Mrs.  Xavier (Claudette) Lewis of Schiller Park, IL, Alyce, Barbara and Mrs. Billie Ramsey all of Muskegon; Mrs.Jamie (Susan)  Rosa of Chicago and Mrs. Michael (Mary) Franklin of Inkster, MI and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral  Service for Mr. Battle will be conducted Sat., Sept. 24, 1988 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father  Jack LaGoe officiating. Burial in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Friday) 2 until  9 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited beginning at 8 pm this evening.  Reynolds

The birth date is 6 days after the death date,but that's the way it is in the obituary!!!

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BATZELL, August

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan 26 November 1920  Page 12

August Batzel died Wednesday night at his home, 1137 Park avenue, Muskegon Heights,  after a six weeks’ illness, aged 69 years.  Mr. Batzel was born in New Buffalo, Mich.,  coming to Muskegon Heights with the Alaska Refrigerator Co., by which he was  employed for twenty-five years.  Lately he had been employed at the Campbell, Wyant &  Cannon Co.  He leaves, besides his wife, three daughters and one son, Mrs. Elbert Butler  of New Buffalo, Mrs. Carl Carlson and Mrs. Jacob Bronsema of Muskegon and Arthur  Batzel of Michigan City, Ind.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, two  brothers, John Batzel of Niles, Mich., Joseph Batzel of Michigan City, and one sister also  of Michigan City.  The funeral service will be held at the Balbirnie chapel Saturday  afternoon at 3:00.  Burial will be in Mona View cemetery.

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27 November 1920  Page 11

August Batzell died at his home, 1137 Park avenue, Muskegon Heights, Wednesday  night, after a short illness, aged 68 years.  He leaves, besides his wife, three daughters  and one son, Mrs. Albert Butler of New Buffalo, Mich., Mrs. Carl R. Carlson and Mrs.  Jacob Bronsema of Muskegon Heights, and Arthur Batzell of Michigan City, Ind.; three  brothers, Joseph and Samuel Batzell of Michigan City, and John Batzell of Niles, Mich.;  three sisters, Mrs. Albert Butts of Michigan City, Mrs. C. Trimm and Mrs. H. Ebert of  New Buffalo, Mich., and sixteen grandchildren.  The funeral service was held from the  Balbirnie chapel at 3 o’clock this afternoon.  Burial will be in Mona View cemetery.

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BAUCHNECHT, H. A.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, August 26, 1896

A CAMP INSTITUTED   Modern Woodmen of America Are Now Represented at Whitehall  C. J. French Camp, Modern Woodmen of America was instituted at Whitehall  Wednesday night with 31 charter members.  The order starts off there in splendid  shape.  Twenty-six members of the Muskegon camp drove up in the evening, going to a  carryall drawn by two teams and in two other horse rigs.  The party started at 6:30 p.m.  and arrived at 9:30.  Arrived at Whitehall the new camp was instituted, the local team  of foresters, the crack team of Western Michigan, having charge of the initiation.   Afterward there was a banquet at the G.A.R. hall, to which about 75 persons sat down.  The woodmen started on the return trip at one o’clock and arrived here at 4:30 this  morning.  Along the way they enlivened matters with the M.W.A. yell.  Those who made  up the party were:   Bert Stuit, H. A. Bauchnecht, John Leatherman, J. A. Snyder, Albert Bush, Henry  Harnan, V. B. Eckenrede, W. W. Richards, Edward Oakley, Jacob Wagner, C. M.  Duncan, W. C. Stewart, George Tart, C. B. Stuart, A. Leatherman, Nels Leatherman, J. G. Straub, Anton Harnau, Daniel Veltman, E. J. Gillie, William Nested, Jr., Clinton  Knapp, W. G. Smith, Vernon Yost, George Smith, Joseph Mervau

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BAUKNECHT, Henry A.

Biography

 

BAUR, ROSIE

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 August 1900, Page 7

OBITUARY.  BAUR—Rosie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baur, 22 Prospect street, died at the family residence this morning, aged 2 months, 12 days.  The funeral will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic church tomorrow morning, Rev. Fr. Irmen officiating.  Interment will be in the St. Mary’s cemetery.

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Baurle, Mary Ann

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday September 19, 2001 page 3B

Muskegon - Mary Ann Baurle, 87, of Whitehall died Monday.  She was the widow of Ramond Baurle and was a homemaker.  Arrangement by Clock, White Lake.

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BAXTER, CLARENCE ELMER MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 September 1953, Page 20

C. E. Baxter, Navy Veteran, Dies at 35.  Montague, Sept. 29 – Clarence Elmer Baxter, 35 years old, World War II Navy veteran and a coremaker at the Paul Wiener Foundry, Muskegon, died last night at Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, after a long illness.  He was a lifelong resident of the Montague area.  Father of five children, Mr. Baxter was born in Montague Township July 31, 1918.  His marriage to Dorothy Morris took place at Whitehall April 29, 1939.  Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Darlene; four sons, Fred, Donald, Bruce and Brian, all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Baxter of Montague; three brothers, Louis of Montague, Kenneth and Dale Baxter of Whitehall; six sisters, Mrs. Irene Carigan of Claybanks, Mrs. Helene Simonelli of Muskegon, Mrs. Marjorie Kroll, Whitehall; Mrs. Betty Tucker, Mrs. Helen Squires and Mrs. Shirley Reed, of Montague.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from Purdy Chapel, with military rites by Algott Johnson Post, American Legion, in Oakgrove.

Page 25

BAXTER, CLARENCE ELMER, 8491 Meade St., Montague, Mich.  Services for Mr. Baxter, 35, who passed away Monday evening will be held in the Purdy Chapel, Thursday at 2:30 P. M., Rev. Brown officiating.  Military graveside rites by the Algot Johnson Post No. 69 of the American Legion.  Interment in Oakgrove, Montague. 

Purdy, Whitehall.

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BAXTER, GEORGE E. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 February 1959, Page 9

Death Takes G. E. Baxter, Montague.  Montague, Feb. 16 – George E. Baxter, 74, of Montague, died Saturday at Shelby Community Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born in Elbridge Township, Oceana County, Jan. 14, 1884, moving to Claybanks in 1892 where he attended Flower Creek School.  He married Grace Schott May 4, 1910, at Claybanks, and the couple farmed until moving into Montague in 1935.  Mr. Baxter was employed at Montague Casting until 1943 when he went to Continental Motors Corp., retiring in 1956.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, six daughters and three sons, Mrs. Irene Carignan of Claybanks, Lewis of Montague, Mrs. Helena Simonelli of North Muskegon, Kenneth, Dale and Mrs. Marjorie Kroll of Whitehall, Mrs. Betty Tucker and Mrs. Helen Squires of Montague, and Mrs. Shirley Reed of Ludington.  He also leaves 23 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a brother, Carl E. of Fremont.  Funeral services will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Purdy Funeral Home with Rev. Neil Bintz officiating.  Burial will be in Oakhurst Cemetery.

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BAXTER, GRACE H. MRS. (SCHOTT)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 December 1986, Page 6B

BAXTER, MRS. GRACE H., Whitehall, (former Montague resident).  Mrs. Baxter, age 93, died Friday, December 12, 1986.  Born August 15, 1893, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, she had lived in the White Lake area many years.  The former Grace Schott married George E. Baxter, who preceeded her in death in 1959.  Mrs. Baxter had been a homemaker and was a member of Montague United Methodist Church.  3 sons; Clarence, Dale and Lewis preceded her in death.  FAMILY:  1 son, Kenneth of Whitehall; 6 daughters, Irene Carignan and Helen Squires of Montague, Helene Koehler of Muskegon, Marjorie Kroll of Whitehall, Betty Tucker of TX, and Shirley Reed of Hart; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Monday, December 15, 1986, at 10:30 AM, from Montague United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert E. Jones officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery - Whitehall.  VISITATION:  This evening, Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM and Sunday, 2-5 PM, in Whitehall.  —Clock White Lake

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BAXTER, PHEBE MRS.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 March 1929, Page 6

MRS. BAXTER RITES TO BE HELD TUESDAY.  Montague, March 18.—(Special)—Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for Mrs. George Baxter, 74 years old, for more than 34 years a resident of Claybanks township, who died at her home Saturday following a stroke of paralysis suffered earlier in the week.  The services will be held at one o’clock from the home and at 2 o’clock from the Claybanks M. E. church.  The Rev. W. A. Eley will officiate.  Burial will be in Montague cemetery.  Mrs. Baxter was a life-long member of the Methodist church and a prominent member of the Flower Creek Ladies’ Aid society.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, Elmer, at home, and Carl, in Owosso.

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BAYER, Edward

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 May 1971, Page 11

WHITEHALL—Edward Bayer, 65, of New York City died Saturday in New York City.  His son, Wallace Bayer, resides on Michillinda Road.  Arrangements by Gee

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BAYER, Wallace G. “Wally”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 June 2002  Page 3B

BAYER, MR. WALLACE G. ``WALLY''  Whitehall   Mr. Bayer, age 71, died June 17, 2002.  Born July 13, 1930, in  Detroit, to Edward and Marian (Verbeke) Bayer, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 47 years.  On May 31,  1952, in Detroit, he married the former Shirley Cates.  He had worked at Howmet Corp. for 26 years, retiring in  1995 as a quality control manager.  He was a member of White Lake Congregational UCC, a member of Montague- Whitehall Lodge #198 F & AM and a member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214.  Mr. Bayer served in the US Navy.   He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Bayer.  FAMILY  His wife, Shirley; 2 sons, Dale (Carol) Bayer of  Marquette and Mark (Roxanne) Bayer of Muskegon; 3 grandchildren, Kristi (Scott) Wagner of Muskegon, Stacy  Bayer of Escanaba and Kevin Bayer of Muskegon. SERVICE  Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 1:00 PM, from White Lake  Congregational UCC with the Rev. Keith N. Koebel and the Rev. Pam L. Koebel officiating.  Interment will be made  in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL  Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana, 1095 Third St., Muskegon, 49441 or  Memorial Fund of White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461.  —Clock - White Lake

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BAYNE – see Bean/Beane/Beine/LeFevre (French for Bean)

 

BAYNE, John

Article

Maple Island

 

BAYNE, Joseph

Article

Maple Island

 

Article

East Muskegon

 

BAYNE, Louis

Article

Maple Island

 

BAXTER, Betty L. (Mrs.) Miller

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan   13 January 1990  Page 6B

Hesperia  Mrs. Baxter, age 28, died January 10, 1990.  Born December 16, 1961, in Muskegon, she had lived in the area all her life.  The former Betty Miller married Fred D. Baxter in Montague and had been a homemaker.  Mrs. Baxter was a member of White Lake Assembly of God.  A brother, John Miller, preceded her in death in 1988.  FAMILY  Her husband, Fred D.; 3 children, Chad, Amber & Crystal all at home; her parents, William & Helen Miller of Rothbury; 1 sister, Mrs. Juanita (Ben) Dobson of Montague; grandfathers, Steve Zuder Sr. of Rothbury and William Miller Sr. of WV; father-in-law, Frederick Baxter (Susan Olsen) of Hesperia; mother-in-law, Mrs. Gail (John) Wackernagel of Montague; sister-in-law, Mrs. Elena (Steven) Green of Whitehall; brother-in-law, Michael Baxter of Montague.  FUNERAL  Monday, January 15, 1990, at 1 P.M., from White Lake Assembly of God with the Rev. William L. Alexander officiating.  Interment will be made in Otto Township Cemetery-Hesperia.

VISITING HOURS  Tomorrow, Sunday, 1:30-4:30 P.M., in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL:  Family Memorial Fund.  –Clock  White Lake

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BAXTER, BROCK JONATHAN CARL MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 21 October 2007, Page 4-B

Brock Johnathan Carl Baxter, Whitehall.  Mr. Brock Jonathan Carl Baxter, age 20, died Saturday, October 13, 2007.  He was born in Muskegon, MI on July 13, 1987 to Donald Baxter & Cynthia Archer Mitchell. Brock enjoyed basketball, classic rock, classic movies, but foremost was his family & friends.  SURVIVORS:  He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Cynthia (William) Mitchell of Muskegon; father, Donald Baxter II of NC; grandparents, Virginia Archer of Whitehall, Donald Baxter Sr. of Montague & Sam Galindo of NC; 2 sisters, Amber (Mark) Miller of Twin Lake & Jessie Baxter of NC; Step brother, Adam Mitchell & two step sisters, Beth (Chris) Toller & Emily Baxter; 1 half brother, Joseph Baxter and Mr. Cuddles the cat he rescued.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mason Archer, & his grandmother, Sharon Galindo.  SERVICE:  Was Thursday, October 18, 2007, 11:00 AM at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.  MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the family.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.  CLOCK LIFE STORY – Muskegon

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BAXTER, GEORGE W. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 April 1937, Page 14

G. W. Baxter, 93,  Claybanks Farmer,  Dies in Montague.  Montague, April 5. (Special) – George W. Baxter of Montague who passed his 93rd birthday April 1, died at the home of his son, Elmer Baxter of Montague, last night.  He had been ill for only a few days.  Mr. Baxter lived in Claybanks for 43 years where he owned a farm.  Not until two years ago did he consider himself too old to give up active work.  Then he came to live with his son.  Mr. Baxter was born in England April 1, 1844.  He came to the Untied States when 21 years old, living in the east during his earlier manhood.  Only surviving relatives are his two sons, Elmer and Carl, both of Montague.  Funeral services will be in the Gee funeral chapel, Whitehall, at 2 p. m. Wednesday, with burial in Montague cemetery.  Rev. William Klaiber of Montague M. E. church will be in charge of services.

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BAXTER, JOAN C. MRS. (KRING)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 November 2004, Page 5-B

Mrs. Joan C. Baxter, Whitehall.  Mrs. Baxter, age 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 6, 2004.  She was born August 8, 1930, in Muskegon.  Her parents, William and Dorothy (Carlson) Kring, preceded her in death.  On May 4, 1949, she married her husband and best friend, Dale Baxter, who preceded her in death in 1980.  She had worked at Whitehall Public Schools for 33 years, retiring as a librarian.  Mrs. Baxter was a member of Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church, where she sang in the choir for many years and was also a volunteer for International Aid.  FAMILY:  Two children, Joseph (Janet) Baxter of Ludington and Marcia (Mark) White of Kentwood; 2 grandchildren, Joshua White and Andrew White; 2 sisters, Margaret (Thomas) Luncek of MN and Janet (Frank) Walker of FL; 2 brothers, Richard (Ruth) Kring and John (Carol) Kring, both of Whitehall; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE:  Was held Thursday, November 11, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Dr. Terry A. Mattson officiating.  Interment in Oakhurst Cemetery - Whitehall.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church, 900 S. Warner St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BEADLE, Myron

Obituary
Muskegon Enterprise, October 28, 1870   DIED   BEADLE - In Cedar Creek, on the 18 inst., Myron, son of Francis and Evelina Beadle, aged 8 years, 9 months and 18 days.

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BEAL, (Mrs. Charles) Mary J. (Belva)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, October 1, 1951, page 2

Mrs. Beal, Mother of Hero Honored by VFW Post, Dies {Picture}

Mrs. Mary J. Beal is dead.   The mother of the Muskegon World War I soldier, whose name has been immortalized by his comrades in arms here, died yesterday in Oceana Hospital.  She was 79 years old. She had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ben Callesen at Hart.  Her home here was at 4652 Grand Haven road.  A Muskegon resident for the last 42 years, Mrs. Beal was the mother of Lt. William J. Beal, who lost his life Aug. 29, 1918 in the battle of Juvigny, part of the Oise-Alsne offensive in World War I.  The heroism of the Muskegon soldier was memorialized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars here in 1929 when the local post was named the William J. Beal Post.  MEMBERS of the post will serve as bearers at services for Mrs. Beal Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Jean's Catholic Church, Very Rev. William E. Frazer will officiate.  Burial will be in Oakwood.  Mrs. Beal was born Sept. 19, 1872 at Mt. Pleasant and came to Muskegon 42 years ago.  Formerly Miss Mary Belva, she was married in 1891 to Charles Beal at Leopold, Ind.  Mr. Beal died her Oct. 13, 1931.  She was a member of St. Jean's Catholic Church.

HEROSIM of her son in World War I long will be remembered by this community.  A quiet, sympathetic and beloved officer, he climbed from the rank of private and to commissioned officer.  He first served with the Michigan National Guard in Mexico before being sent to France to be come attached to the 32nd, Red Arrow, Division.  After his death in the battle of Juvigny, his body was returned here for burial in St. Mary's.  Mrs. Beal leaves five daughters, Mrs. Callesen of Hart, Mrs. Joe Wentzel, of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Charles Meisch and Mrs. Lyle Cady of Norton Township, and Mrs. Audra Heaton of Muskegon Heights; a son, Elmer Beal, of Muskegon Heights; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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BEAMER, George F.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,Muskegon,Michigan,Saturday,September 7,1935 page 1

Ill 3 Days, Dies   George F. Beamer, 66 years old, 341 Bauer avenue, died today in Hackley Hospital  after a three days illness. He was born in Lafayette, Ind., June 15, 1869 and lived there until 12 years of  age. His parents then moved to Grand Rapids and in 1888 he came to Muskegon. He was married here  the following year to Miss Belle Stauffer, and this has been their home ever since. Mr. Bauer has been a  partner of the Bauer and Bauer Monument company since 1902. He was an active member in Muskegon  Lodge No.274 B.P.O.E. Surviving are his widow; five daughters, Mrs. Carl Olson of Muskegon; Mrs.  C.M. Caywood of Fremont; Mrs. Emmanuel Reetz, and Mrs.Chester Erickson, both in Muskegon; and  Mrs. Howard Camp in Spring Lake; three sons, Edward, Frank, and Philip, in Muskegon; a brother,  Albert Beamer in Muskegon, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Murray in Detroit; and 11 grandchildren 

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BEAN – see Bayne/Beane/Beine/LeFevre (French for Bean)

 

BEARDSLEY, Paul R.

Biography

 

BEARDSLEY, Virginia M. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,Muskegon,Michigan, Wednesday March 12, 1986 page 5C

Obituary: BEARDSLEY, Mrs. Virginia M.   929 Ruddiman, North Muskegon   MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday 11 a.m.  at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Robert E. Duff officiating. Interment  Spring Lake Cemetery.  VISITATION: There will be no visitation at the Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: Beardsley Theater.   Clock

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BEARES, Florence

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, February 6, 1903, page 7:2

MARRIAGE LICENSES   4,775            Claude Barton, 22; Bailey and Florence Beares, 19, Bailey

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BEATTIE, DOROTHY E. MRS. (WILKE)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 November 1997, Page 6B

BEATTIE, MRS. DOROTHY E., Widow of John. Holton.  Mrs. Dorothy E. Beattie, age 88, died Tuesday evening Nov. 25, 1997.  She was born on Jan. 26, 1909 in Chicago, IL and had been a resident of Dalton Twp. for most of her life.  Mrs. Beattie worked for the Norge for 20 years before retiring.  The former Dorothy Wilke, she married John M. Beattie on March 27, 1926 in Crown Point, IN and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1980.  SURVIVORS include 5 children, John G. “Jack” (& Ida Mae) Beattie of Holton, Donald (& Astrid “Ann”) Beattie of FL, Carl “Rip” Beattie of Holton, Raymond Beattie of Hesperia, Shirley Lidke of Holton/FL; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother; and 4 sisters.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.  SERVICES will be 11:00 A.M. on Friday at Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue

with Pastor Chester “Duke” Wilke officiating.  Burial will be in East Dalton Oakhill Cemetery.    VISITATION will be from 10-11 A.M. on Friday.

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BEATTY, Albert

Article

The Baldwin Connection

 

BEATTY, Alfred

Article

The Baldwin Connection

 

BEATTY, Carol (Mrs.) Kroeze

Business

Quigley Draperies

 

BEATTY, Casper

Article

The Baldwin Connection

 

BEATTY, Greg

Business

Quigley Draperies

 

BEAUDRY, Charles Leonard

Biography

 

BEAULIEN, Florence Virginia

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. Napolion Beaulien, February 11, a daughter Florence Virginia

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BEAURAIS, JAMES

Article

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, June 28, 1882, page 2:1

A NARROW ESCAPE   Last Saturday while James Beaurais, a member of the Life Saving Crew at the “mouth” was going from the Station to the Pier, he suddenly saw before him in the water the body of a child being swept under a building that stands in about eight feet of water.  With great presence of mind Mr. Beaurais immediately plunged into the water and under the building and soon returned with what proved to be the unconscious body of his brother’s four year old child.  On reaching ground he soon succeeded in restoring the child to consciousness.  One moment later and the child would have been drowned and no one would have known what had become of it.

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BEAUVAIS

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

BECK, ALICEN KATIE MISS

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 November 2000, Page 5C

BECK, INFANT ALICEN KATIE, North Muskegon.  Alicen Katie Beck, 5 week old infant daughter of John & Katherine (Virga) Beck, died Sunday, November 19, 2000 at Mott’s Childrens Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.  She was born October 12, 2000 in Grand Rapids, MI.  Although she was with us only a short time, we will always love her.  SURVIVORS:  In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents, Jack & Mary Virga & Louis & Phyllis Beck all of the Detroit area; 6 aunts; 8 uncles; & many cousins.

SERVICE:  Friday, November 24, 2000, 11:00 am at The Clock Chapel with Dr. James Danhof officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.   VISITATION:  Today, 7-9 pm & tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor, MI.  —Clock Muskegon

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BECKER, Florentine (Newman)

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, January 4, 1909, page 2:4

Death of Mrs. Florentine Becker   An old resident, Mrs. Florentine Becker, died at her home, 335 Washington avenue.  She had been ill three weeks.  Mrs. Becker had been a resident of Muskegon for 28 years.  She was born in Germany, Nov. 16, 1829.  Mr. Becker died two years ago.  The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna Maxer and four grandchildren of this city.

See, also, The Muskegon News, Sunday, January 3, 1909, page 5:4

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber III, Page 30, Record #13, January 2, 1909

Florentine Becker, female, white, widowed, age 79-2--, died Muskegon, Congestion of Lungs, born Germany, retired, Father ---Newman, mother, unknown

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BECKLIN, Anna

Article

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Friday, July 31, 1903, Page 5:3

BARN, HORSE, HOGS, TOOLS DESTROYED.   Mrs. Anna Becklin, residing in Fruitport township, four miles south of Muskegon Heights, met with a severe loss Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock when her barn, eight tons of hay, one horse, three hogs and all of her farming tools were destroyed by fire.  The origin of the fire is unknown.  Mrs. Becklin’s husband was smothered by a cave-in four years ago in Fruitport township, leaving her with four children dependent on her for support.  Her farm consists of 20 acres and is mortgaged.  This makes her loss by fire doubly serious.  “We farmers help Mrs. Becklin all we possibly can.” said one of her neighbors, “but her situation is such that assistance is much needed.  We have been going through the township with subscription papers to raise funds to help Mrs. Becklin in her misfortune.  She ought to have another horse and new farming implements.  I would suggest that if any of the charitably inclined people of Muskegon or Muskegon Heights desire to contribute that they leave their donations at the Chronicle office and I will see that they reach Mrs. Becklin.  Whatever is given will be well expended and will be assisting a very worthy family.  It is quite a misfortune for this woman and she should be given a helping hand.”

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BECKMAN, Herbert N.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  19 May 1990  Page 5B  BECKMAN, MR.

HERBERT N.  Lakeside  Mr. Herbert Beckman, 74, died very unexpectedly Thurs. afternoon, May 17, 1990.  He was born Sept. 3, 1915 in Ludington, and had lived here for most of his life.  He had worked at Teledyne Continental Motors for 30 years, was a member of the American Legion in Grand Rapids, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII.  On Oct. 5, 1940 he married the former Stella Siembida.  Survivors include his Wife:  Stella; 4 Children:  Richard (& Betty) Thomp­son, Jean (& Jerry) McKenzie, Beverly (& Ron) Ring, all of Muske­gon, Charles (& Sherye) Beckman of Ohio; 9 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister:  Frances Baker of Muskegon.  Services will be held at 11:00 am Mon. at the Walburn Chapel of the Sytsema Funeral Homes, with Fr. R. Louis Stasker officiating.  Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Visitation at the Walburn Chapel will be from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun.  Suggested Memori­als:  St. Francis Development Fund, or the Mich. Heart Assn.  Sytsema The Walburn Chapel 1547 W. Sherman Blvd.

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BECKMAN, John C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  7 October 1929  Page 2  BRIEF ILLNESS FATAL  TO J. C. BECKMAN  John C. Beckman, 50 years old, of Beach street, Lake Michi­gan Park, died Saturday at Hackley hospital, after a brief ill­ness.  He was born July 6, 1869, at Chicago, going to Ludington with his parents, when he was 9 years old, where he was married to Miss Edith Selvy [sic.].  They came to Muskegon in 1914.  Mrs. Beckman died in 1924.  Mr. Beckman leaves three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Baker, Miss Nina Beckman, Miss Frances Beckman, all of Muskegon; four sons, Edwin, Herbert, and Kenneth Beckman, all of Muskegon, George Beckman of Nabbaway [?], Mich.; two sisters, Miss Anna Beckman and Mrs. Alfred Hull of Ludington; and one brother, George Beck­man of Ludington.

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Beckman, Mrs. John (Selby)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   15 May 1924  Page 2

Mrs. John Beckman  Mrs. John Beckman, 40 Beach street, died Wednesday noon at Woodlawn hospital, after a several months' illness, aged 42 years.  Mrs. Beckman was born in Mason county, Mich., coming to Muskegon nine years ago from Ludington.  She had since made her home here.  She leaves, besides her husband, seven children, Edwin Thomas Beckman, Muskegon, George, Lillian, Nina, Herbert, Ken­neth, and Frances, all at home; her father, John B. Selby, Scott­ville, Mich.; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. John Palmer, Flint, Miss Bessie Selby, Edwin Selby and Ellsworth Selby, all of Scottville.  The body will be taken to Ludington, where funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at the Dorrell and Thompson mortuary, Rev. J. B. Pinckard, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.  Burial will be in Ludington cemetery.

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BECKWITH, Donald E.

Obituary  

Grand Haven  Mr. Donald Beckwith Sr. age 66, died Saturday, July 10, 1999 at home in Grand Haven. He was born April 27, 1933 in Muskegon, Michigan to George Beckwith and Florence (Tyrrell) Beckwith Crawford. He was a resident of the White Lake area until his marriage to Elizabeth Stone on July 14, 1975 in Ottawa County. He was a past member of American Legion Algot Johnson Post #69 in Whitehall, Michigan. He was an avid CBer and to fellow CBers he was known as Mr Y. The Veteran of the Korean Conflict retired from C.W.C. and was also employed by the YFCA. Besides his widow Elizabeth, he leaves behind 8 children, Shirl Boucher, of Fruitport, June Beckwith, of Whitehall, Donita (William) Harrington, of Muskegon, Vickie (Keith) Bundy, of Muskegon Hts., Donald (Carole) Beckwith Jr., of North Muskegon, George Beckwith of Whitehall, Peggy (Bill) Clauss, of Whitehall, and Arthur Beckwith, of Grand Haven; 3 stepchildren, Cindy, Robert, and Sandy Alger; 19 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Flossie (Stephen) Zydek, of Muskegon, Myrna Pratt, of Flint, Michigan. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy May, 3 stepsons, Richard, Gerrald, and Thomas Alger; his parents George Beckwith and Florence Crawford, one sister, Viola Mach, and one brother, Robert Beckwith. Interment will be in Oakgrove Cemetery in Rothbury, Michigan. There will be no visitation or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in Memory of Donald.   EverRest funeral Home and Chapel  (published White Lake Beacon, 7/18/99)

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Bedford, Stephen

Marriage

Muskegon News & Reporter, 18 October 1870  MARRIED - On Wednesday last, October 12, at St. John’s Church, Grand Haven, by Rev. Jos. P. Pritchard, MR. STEPHEN BEDFORD and MISS ROSA SNOW, both of Muskegon.

 

Obituary

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DEAD AT MANISTEE   Manistee, Jan. 3, 1930 (By AP)

Stephen Bedford, 86, city assessor of Manistee for the last 14 years, died here Thursday  after several months illness. Mr. Bedford served under Grant and Sherman in the Civil  War and came to Manistee from Muskegon in 1872 as agent for the Goodrich  Transportation Co.

(Note: this obitutary came from "The Flint Daily Journal" which serves the Flint, Genesee County, Michigan area. This article was found on microfilm at the Flint Public Library, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan).

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BEE, Mrs. Elige

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, May 6, 1948, page 12:5

MRS. ELIGE BEE   Mrs. Elige Bee, 46 years old, 824 Cedar street, a member of the Bethesda Baptist church and a resident of Muskegon for the past two years, died at her home today after a short illness.   She was born April 23, 1900 in Pellar, Miss. and moved with her parents to Vicksburg, Miss. before coming to Muskegon in 1944.   She was married to Elige Bee in Vicksburg, Miss. in 1928.   She leaves her husband, one son, Frank, her mother, Mrs. Hester Malloy, three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fallon, Mrs. Odessa Smith, and Mrs. Gertrude Cameron, all of Vicksburg, and three brothers, James of Vicksburg and Mack and Richard, both of Detroit.

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BEEGLE

 

BEERMAN, Blance Da Costa (Mrs.)

Article

BEERMAN, Mrs. Blanche Da Costa   Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, August 28, 1914, page 7:4

MRS. F. L. BEERMAN FOUND IN DRESDEN   Local Woman Located in German City Through Efforts of State Deaprtment  Washington, Aug 28—The state department has succeeded in locating Mrs. Blanche Da Costa Beerman of Muskegon, Michigan in Dresden, Germany.

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BEERS, Amy

Biography

 

BEHLER, CAROLINE MRS. (SCHUMAN)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 January 1952, Page 5

Mrs. Behler, 78, Ravenna, Dies.  Mrs. Henry Behler, Ravenna, R.R. 1, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl King, 1437 West street, this morning following an illness of three days.  She was 78 years old.  Mrs. Behler was born in Germany April 20, 1873, coming to this country when a child, the family settling in Philadelphia, Pa.  She was educated in that city and was married there in 1907 to Henry Behler, the couple moving to Ravenna shortly after their marriage where they had made their home for the past 44 years.  Mrs. Behler was the former Caroline Schuman before her marriage and was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Ravenna.  Surviving are the husband; four sons, Fred Burmeister of Grand Rapids and George, Walter and Joseph Behler, all of Ravenna; two daughters, Mrs. King and Mrs. Albert Hendrickson, both of Muskegon; a sister, Mrs. Chris Hummel of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Page 16

BEHLER, MRS. HENRY, R. No. 1, Ravenna (Trent).  Mrs. Henry Behler, age 78, passed away this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl King of 1437 West St., Muskegon.  The Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung Friday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Ravenna.  The Rev. Fr. S. L. Betka as celebrant.  Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home until Thursday noon then at the residence where the rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:45 o’clock.

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BEHLER, HENRY L. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 May 1953, Page 26

Henry Behler, Farmer, Dies.  Henry L. Behler, 84 years old, 14181 White road, widely known Casnovia Township farmer and a Muskegon County resident for 65 years, died unexpectedly at his home yesterday.  Mr. Behler, who owned and operated his own farm for more than 60 years, was born Oct. 2, 1868, in Germany, coming to the United States in 1888.  He settled in Moorland Township, later moving to Casnovia.  He attended schools in Germany.  He was married in 1907 to Caroline Shuman, at Philadelphia, Pa.  Mrs. Behler died Jan. 2, 1952.  Mr. Behler was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Church at Ravenna.  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Francis King of Muskegon, and three sons, Joseph, Walter, and George, all of Ravenna; a step-daughter, Mrs. Agusta Hendrickson, of Muskegon; a stepson, Fred Burmeister, of Grand Rapids; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

BEHLER, MR. HENRY L., 14181 White Road, R. R. No. 1, Ravenna, Mich.  Mr. Henry L. Behler, age 84, passed away yesterday afternoon at his home.  The Requiem High Mass for Mr. Behler will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Ravenna, Rev. Fr. S. L. Betka as Celebrant.  Interment will be made in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home until Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 P. M., then at the residence where the Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 8:00 o’clock.  —Clock.       

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BEHRENS, Edward

Biography

 

BEINE – see Bayne/Bean/Beane/LeFevre (French for Bean)

 

BELFY, Sarah (Mrs.) Wright

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Satruday, July 25, 1908

CAUSED BY PARALYSIS   Death of Mrs. Sarah Belfy After Seven Months’ Illness   After an illness of seven months with paralysis, Mrs.  Sarah Belfy died at her home late yesterday afternoon.  She was 60 years old and was born in England.  She had resided in this city 40  years.  Mrs. Belfy leaves three daughters and one son, Mrs. Leonard Roy, Mrs. Fred Meyers and Miss Flossie Belfy and Joseph Chadwick,  all of this city.  There also survive one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Anna Costes of Denver, Col; John Wright of Hart, Mich. And Joseph  Wright of Duluth, Minn.  She was a member of Muskegon hive No. 1, L.O.T.M.M. and the funeral will be held under lodge auspices.  The  services will be held at the residence at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. R.N. McNemer officiating.

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BELL, Clifford

Article

Neighboring News   Southwest Ravenna   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Cueth Bell is building a new house on his farm here.  He and Mrs. Bell will occupy it and his son Clifford and family will live in the old home.

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BELL, Cueth

Article

Neighboring News   Southwest Ravenna   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Cueth Bell is building a new house on his farm here.  He and Mrs. Bell will occupy it and his son Clifford and family will live in the old home.

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BELL, Darwin G.

Biography

 

BELLINGER, BONNIE R. MRS. (NELSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 15 November 1999, Page 4C

BELLINGER, MRS. BONNIE R., (Wife of Charles), Laketon Township.  Mrs. Bonnie R. Bellinger passed away Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Hackley Hospital.  She was born Bonnie R. Nelson to Fritz and Florence (Storr) Nelson and lived in the Muskegon area all of her life.  Prior to retirement, she worked at American Coil Spring.  On May 11, 1946, she married Charles V. Bellinger and he survives her along with her children, Stephanie Bellinger, Michael Bellinger, Kim (Mike) Mayberry, and (2nd son) Pete of Laketon Township; grandchildren, Shelley, Mike, Angie, Rachael, and Dawn; great-grandchildren, Chip and Bailey; sister, Lita Bellinger of Muskegon; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one brother, David Nelson.  A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday at Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue

with the Rev. John H. Brown officiating.  VISITATION with the family will be one hour prior to the service.

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BELLINGER, MANUELITA “LITA” MRS. (NELSON)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 December 2007, Page 3B

BELLINGER, MRS. MANUELITA "LITA", Muskegon.  Mrs. Manuelita "Lita" Bellinger, age 83, died Saturday, December 15, 2007.  She was born in Muskegon, MI on February 23, 1924 to Fritz & Florence (Storr) Nelson & married Stephen Bellinger.  Mrs. Bellinger had owned & operated Steve's Cleaner for many years until retiring in the 1970's.  She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles & coin collecting.   SURVIVORS:  2 brothers-in-law, Charles Bellinger of Muskegon & Flip Bellinger of CA; nieces & nephews, Ken Nelson, Diana Jones, Douglas Nelson, Melody Walden, Christina Nelson, Stephanie Bellinger, Michael Bellinger & Kim MayBerry; many great nieces & nephews & several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen, a brother, C. David Nelson & a sister Bonnie Bellinger.   SERVICE:  Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 1:00 PM at Clock Chapel with Elder Stanley Brown officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.   VISITATION:  Wednesday, 1 hour prior to the service at Clock Life Story Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Hume Home or Hackley VNS Hospice.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.  -Clock Life Story, Muskegon

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BELLINGER, STEPHEN C. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 October 1986, Page 6B

BELLINGER, MR. STEPHEN C., 625 Wesley Ave.  Mr. Stephen Bellinger, age 67, passed away Friday morning at his home.  Born Dec. 6, 1918 in Rodney, MI, he had lived all of his life in this area.  He was the owner of Steve’s Dry Cleaners, was a member of the Muskegon Eagles No. 668, VFW Post No. 3195, and was an Army Veteran of WWII.  Mr. Bellinger was married to the former Manuelita “Lita” Nelson, who survives him along with 3 Brothers: Charles (Bonnie) Bellinger of N. Muskegon, Phillip (Hazel) Bellinger of Southgate, CA, George Bellinger of Muskegon; 1 Sister: Elizabeth Derouin of Muskegon, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday from the Sytsema Chapel, with burial in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may begin calling at the Sytsema Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M. Sunday where they may meet the family from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.  —Sytsema 737 Apple Ave.

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BELOTE

 

BENNER, CATHERINE D. MRS. (WEIDLE)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 15 July 2004, Page 3B

BENNER, MRS. CATHERINE D., Whitehall.  Mrs. Benner, age 95, died July 13, 2004.  Born January 16, 1909, in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, to Charles and Jennie (Voegele) Weidle, she had lived in the White Lake area since 1947.  She was married to Robert R. Benner, who preceded her in death in 1981, and had been a homemaker all her life.  Mrs. Benner was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church, a member of the White Lake Senior Center, White Lake Order of Eastern Star #201, Past-President of White Lake Community Club, had served as Secretary and Treasurer of the White Lake Samaritan Club when it was in existence, and with her husband, owned and operated Benner’s “The Ark” on White Lake, for many years.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and 3 sisters, Gladys LaFever, May Shank and Helen Hill.  FAMILY:  3 sons, Robert (Carol) Benner of Montague, Charles (Maureen) Benner of FL and David (Sharon) Benner of Whitehall; 7 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  VISITING HOURS:  Saturday, 10am until service time at Lebanon Lutheran Church.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461 or White Lake Senior Center, 8741 Ferry St., Montague 49437.  —Clock - White Lake

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 July 2004, Page 5-B

Mrs. Catherine D. Benner, Whitehall.  Mrs. Benner, age 95, of Whitehall, died July 13, 2004.  Born January 16, 1909, in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, to Charles and Jennie (Voegele) Weidle, she had lived in the White Lake area since 1947.  She was married to Robert R. Benner, who preceded her in death in 1981, and had been a homemaker all her life.  Mrs. Benner was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church, a member of the White Lake Senior Center, White Lake order of Eastern Star #201, Past-President of White Lake Community Club, had served as Secretary and Treasurer of the White Lake Samaritan Club when it was in existence, and with her husband, owned and operated Benner's "The Ark" on White Lake, for many years.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and 3 sisters, Gladys LaFever, May Shank and Helen Hill.   FAMILY:  3 sons, Robert (Carol) Benner of Montague, Charles (Maureen) Benner of FL and David (Sharon) Benner of Whitehall; 7 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461 or White Lake Senior Center, 8741 Ferry St., Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BENNER, LINDA MARY MRS. (AUGUSTIN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 19 December 2004, Page 5-B

Linda Mary Benner, Whitehall. Linda Mary Benner, age 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, December 10, 2004, at the home of her daughter and surrounded by her family following a long illness.  She was born on January 7, 1933 in Fruitland Township to Hugo and Linda (Zinke) Augustin.  Linda graduated from Whitehall High School in 1950, and served with the U.S. Army (WAC) on Okinawa as an X-ray Technician from 1951-54.  She graduated from Muskegon Community College as an LPN in 1966 and received her diploma as an RN in 1984 from Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing.  Over the years she was employed at Muskegon General Hospital, for Dr. Ned Krohn D.O., at McAuley Place and at Heartland Healthcare of Whitehall.  FAMILY:  Linda is survived by 2 sons, Robert (Jannette) Benner Jr. of Albuquerque, NM and Gary (Cynthia) Benner of Midland; 1 daughter, Lisa (Glen) Fountaine of Norton Shores; 9 grandchildren: Rebecca, Eric, Steven and Bethany Benner of Albuquerque, Michael and Jacob Benner of Midland, and Ashley, Kaitlyn and Zachary Fountaine of Norton Shores; 1 sister, Doris Augustin, and several nieces and nephews.  Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Eugene Augustin, and her sister, Leone Rennie.  SERVICE:  Was held Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 1:00 PM at Clock Chapel-Whitehall with Pastor Dwight Reed officiating.  Military Graveside Rites were conducted at Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, by the Muskegon County Veteran Council.  MEMORIAL:  Linda requested that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, 1383 E. Laketon Ave., Muskegon 49442 or Lakeshore Lung Society, 1147 Third St., Muskegon 49441.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BENNETT

 

BENNINK
 

BENOIT, Goldie (Mrs.) Thornton

Obiturary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan September 12,1970 BENOIT,Mrs. Joseph(former Goldie Thornton) Woodward North  Apartments Royal Oak, Michigan  (Formerly of Muskegon)  Mrs. Joseph A. Benoit, age 69, passed away September 11, after a long  illness, at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. Mr.Benoit passed away December 21,1960. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs.Anton J. Kohlbeck of  Muskegon,1 niece, Mrs.Wallace E.Wood, 1 grandniece, 1 grandnephew. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 1 PM at the William  Sullivan & Sons Funeral Home,705 W 11 Mile Rd.Royal Oak.

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BENOIT, Joseph (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan,  Dec.22, 1960  

Joseph Benoit, Former ResidentDies at Detroit.  Word was received today of the death Wednesday at Detroit Sinai Hospital of Joseph A. Benoit, 69 of 124 South Kenwood, Royal Oak, following emergency surgery.  A former Muskegon resident employed at Continental Motors Corp. Mr Benoit, a machinery broker, has been a consultant with the Detroit-Harvester Corp., for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Goldie of Royal Oak. 

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BENOVIC, LOUISE E. MRS. (GOERBIG)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 November 2006, Page 6-B

Louise E. Benovic, Montague.  Louise E. Benovic, age 85 of Montague, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Mercy-General Hospital in Muskegon.  She was born in Rothbury on June 24,1921.   She was the daughter of Arthur and Hilda (Schreiber) Goerbig.  She was raised in Rothbury and lived in Montague after marrying William “Bill” Benovic on March 19, 1949.  Mrs. Benovic was employed at Howmet Corporation for twenty-seven years.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.  She also was a life member of the White Lake Eagles Auxiliary.   Mrs. Benovic enjoyed league bowling for many years.   She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren,  gardening, crocheting and yard sales.  She is survived by her husband, Bill; her children, Calvin (Karyn) Stevens of Bullhead City Arizona, Carole (Don) Starr of Montague and Marianne Rose of Roxbury, Connecticut; her grandchildren, Christina (Tony) Donley, Jeanne (Roger) Schultz, Julie (Terry) Stephens, Lisa (Rob) Morris,  Elizabeth, Jana, Stephanie and Jessica Rose, Rodney (Candi) Stevens, DeAnn (Chris) Morgan and Tara (Tim) Johnston;  fifteen great-grandchildren; her brothers, Ernest Goerbig of Rothbury, Julius (Phyllis) Goerbig of Scottville and Howard (Lucille) Goerbig of New Era; her sister, Clara (Ike) Todd of Whitehall; sister-in-law, Clara "Tootie" Goerbig of Montague and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur and Robert Goerbig.  A Vigil Service was held Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Harris Funeral Home.  The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Montague with Father Chris Rouech as Celebrant.  Interment in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Montague.  Memorials to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 - 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037-1292 are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.

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BENOVIC, WILLIAM A. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 March 2008, Page 6-B

Benovic, Mr. William A., Montague.  Mr. Benovic, age 93, died March 11, 2008.  Born August 6, 1914, in Chicago, to Frank and Louise (Stratil) Benovic, he moved to Rothbury at a young age.  On March 19, 1949, he married the former Louise Goerbig, and they resided in Montague.  Mrs. Benovic preceded him in death in 2006.  Mr. Benovic served in the US Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes for 15 years.  Thereafter, he worked at Hooker Chemical Co. until retiring.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, was a member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214, was an avid bowler, and loved hunting, fishing and the Detroit Tigers.  FAMILY: 1 daughter, Marianne Rose of Roxbury, CT; 5 granddaughters; 3 great-granddaughters; 1 great-grandson.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Kroll, and 2 brothers, Albert Benovic and Edward Benovic.  SERVICE: Private services have been held.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BENSON, CARL V. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 October 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Carl V. Benson, Whitehall.  Mr. Benson, age 83, died October 9, 2004, at home, of lung cancer.  Born August 31, 1921, in Muskegon Heights, to Victor and Jenny (Lindstrom) Benson, he was a 1940 graduate of Muskegon Heights High School.  Mr. Benson was in the US Marine Corps for five years, serving in the Pacific, during World War II.  On September 25, 1948, in Muskegon Heights, he married the former Margie E. Larson.  They bought an old home on Duck Lake and he had worked as a lineman at Consumer's Power Co. until retiring in 1976.  He loved fishing, hunting, bowling and traveling.  He was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  FAMILY:  His wife, Margie; the children he helped raise, Carlet (Jack) Mitenbuler of IN, Benjamin Benson of Muskegon, Corliss (Roy) Stewart and Douglas (Marjorie) Benson, both of Whitehall; 6 grandchildren; 1 sister, Betty (Leo) Shafer of Muskegon; 1 brother, Robert (Hazel) Benson of CA.  MILITARY SALUTE:  Saturday, October 23, 2004, at 11:30 AM, at the Benson family residence on Nestrom Rd. and Duck Lake, conducted by Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  A reception will follow at the Post, 803 E. Colby St., at 12:00 PM, Noon.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BENSON, LOIS M. MRS.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 26 November 2006, Page 6-B

Lois M. Benson, Whitehall.  Mrs. Lois M. Benson, aged 78, of Whitehall, entered eternal life on November 18, 2006.  Much loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, is survived by her husband of 50 years, George; her children, Barbara (Andy) Terrien, Brian (Cheryl) Benson; two grandchildren, Ben & Julia Terrien; sister, Beth (Roger) Babcock; special friend, Donna Augustin and numerous other relatives and friends. Donna grew up on a farm outside Scottville, attended nursing school and while working as an LPN, she met her husband, George.  Lois had a kind and giving heart and was a faithful visitor to shutins and to the nursing home.  She was a long time member of White Lake Congregational UCC where she shared her love of children and gardening by teaching Sunday School and serving on numerous committees.  She made multitudes of layettes, laprobes and care packages for the less fortunate.  She loved sewing, music, cats and flowers.  She was a thoughtful, supportive, loving wife and mother who will be deeply missed.  SERVICE: Was held Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from White Lake Congregational UCC with the Rev. Keith N. Koebel and the Rev. Pam L. Koebel officiating.  Interment in Oakhurst Cemetery - Whitehall.  DONATIONS: White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BENTON, Earl James

Biography

 

BENTOSKE, ELEANOR V. MRS. (MEISTER)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 March 1987, Page 5C

BENTOSKE, MRS. ELEANOR V., Manistee.  Mrs. Bentoske, the former Eleanor Meister, died Monday, March 16, 1987, in Manistee.  She was born in Chief, MI on Feb. 25, 1913 and married George Kott who preceded her in death.  She later married Peter Bentoske Sr. on June 30, 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1973.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Don Kott and a daughter, Beverly Winwright.  SURVIVORS: 3 daughters, Mrs. Jim (Carol) Raatz of Manistee, Mrs. Judith Finlay of Muskegon & Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Britton of Cedar Springs, MI; 4 sons, Peter Bentoske Jr. of North Muskegon, Edwin Kott of Fruitport, Harlan Kott of Manistee & Dale Kott of AZ; 33 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Leona Hilden of Ludington & Mrs. Wanda Peterson of Onekama, MI.  SERVICE:  Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Toshio Okamoto officiating.  Interment Egelston Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  This evening 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Child Haven Fund.  —Clock Muskegon

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BENTOSKE, PETER H. SR. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 July 1973, Page 26

BENTOSKE, MR. PETER H., SR., 5738 Apple Avenue.  Mr. Peter Bentoske, Sr., age 69, died Sunday at Muskegon General Hospital.  Born in Manistee, he lived in the Muskegon area most of his life.  He married the former Eleanor Meister in June of 1939, who survives him.  He was employed at Continental Motors for 23 years until his retirement in 1967.  SURVIVORS:  His wife, Eleanor, 1 son, Peter H. Bentoske, Jr. of Muskegon, 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Judith) Finlay of Ravenna, Mrs. James (Carol) Raatz of Manistee, and Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Britton of Grand Rapids, 3 step-sons, Dale Kott and Harlon Kott both of Manistee and Edward Kott of Fruitport, 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Walter (Beverly) Winright of Muskegon, 31 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Stanely of Flint, and Anthony and Casemier both of Cleveland, Ohio, 2 sisters, Mrs. Anthony Modjeski of Manistee, and Mrs. Edward Kruska of Pennsylvania.  SERVICE:  The service for Mr. Bentoske will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Clock Chapel.  Interment will be made in Egelston Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning at 7 o’clock this evening.  —Clock

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BERD, Isaac Wilbur

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Monday July 29, 1912, page 5

BORN IN SLAVERY WON WAY IN LIFE   Isaac W. Berd Was Sold Four Times Before Securing Freedom HOTELMAN DIES SUDDENLY Well Known Colored Resident Has Stirring Career; Died Saturday Night Born in  slavery in Virginia, sold on the block three times and once from a chain gang, before he was twenty-one years  old, a soldier in the union army, self educated, for years an industrious employee of others and for twenty  years a popular western Michigan hotel keeper, such in brief was the career of Isaac W. Berd, who died Saturday evening at Mercy hospital.  Mr. Berd had been in poor health for several years, suffering from a  stomach trouble which physicians within the last few days discovered was of a cancerous nature.  He was in  his usual health Wednesday but during the night was taken seriously ill and Thursday was taken to the  hospital, Saturday evening when Wright W. Richards, an old friend, was with him he was taken with a sinking  spell and passed away in a few minutes.  Sold in Louisiana   Mr. Berd was born at South Sulphur Springs,  Virginia, February 25, 1842, on the plantation of a family named Erskine.  His ancestors had resided in  Virginia for many generations.  When he was an infant his mother and part of her children were sold to a  Louisiana planter named Paxton so that out of sixteen brothers and sisters, he knew only four.  He was  brought up at Shreveport, Louisiana where Mr. Paxton died.  He was such a little child that he attracted the  attention of a daughter of Mr. Paxton, who gave him the name of Isaac Wren Bird, because of his diminutive  size.  Mr. Berd afterward dropped the name Wren and took the name of Wilbur.  He also changed the spelling  of the word Bird to Berd.  Unlike most southern Negroes he refused to take the name of any of his masters. Escaped From Slavery  On the death of Mr. Paxton he was sold to a man by the name of Christian who at the  outbreak of the Civil war became an officer in the southern confederate army and took Mr. Berd with him to  the front.  Mr. Christian soon died of the measles and at LaGrange, Tennessee, he escaped and joined the  northern forces.  He came north with General Harlan to Tipton, Iowa where he lived three years.  Although  born a slave he had the soul of a free man and determined to qualify himself to become an American citizen in  every sense of the word.  Realizing that citizenship and ignorance were incompatible, he determined to secure  an education.  However, his school days lasted for only three weeks when he attended night school at Oberlin,  Ohio.  He was continually acquiring knowledge of the rudiments of education by keen observation and  constant reading.  Later, under the tutorage of his wife he learned to write.  Traced Name in Four   At the time  of his marriage he could not write his own name and when some business came up when he was obliged to  sign papers, he could only use a cross.  He immediately decided that he would learn to write his name, Mrs.  Berd made a copy for him and he practiced continually.  He was cooking on a boat at the  time and when he  was baking he would trace the name with his finger in the flour on the board.  When he was home he wrote it  on paper and the next time he had to sign a paper he wrote his name to the surprise of his friends.  Mr. Berd  could write his name long before he could write anything else.  He learned the numbers from doors in hotels  when he was working as a bell-boy.  In Grand Haven, January 28, 1870, Mr. Berd married Miss Anna E.  Smith, who was an old resident of Grand Haven.  Previously he cooked in the Rice House, an old time Grand  Haven hotel and also worked on boats on Lake Superior.  He sailed on Lake Michigan for a number of years  on the Snook, the R.C. Britton, M.B. Covell and A.D. Haywood as steward and cook.  In 1882 he moved to  Montague, sailing between Montague and Chicago on lumber barges.  Finally Mr. Berd tired of the lakes and  gave up sailing, starting  a baker shop in Montague.  Later he went into the hotel business, the first hotel  being Berd’s hotel.  Mr. Berd was in the Franklin house for three years and then he moved to the Sylvan  Beach hotel, which he ran for eight seasons.  While at the Sylvan Beach hotel, he acted as postmaster of the  summer office at Wabaningo.  After leaving the Sylvan Beach hotel, Mr. Berd came to Muskegon where he had  a café for some time before moving to Belleview, where he has been for nearly five years.  Mr. Berd leaves a  wife and daughter, Miss Eva Bell Frances Berd, who will continue the business Which Mr. Berd has  established at the Belleview Hotel.  He also leaves a brother Washington Johnson and a sister, Johanna  Paxton of Shreveport.  The funeral will be held from Balbirnie’s chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

 

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BERDINKA, KELLY J. MRS. (EMERSON)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 7 May 2006, Page 10-B

Kelly J. Berdinka, Montague.  Mrs. Berdinka, age 43, of Montague, died April 29, 2006.  Born November 23, 1962, in Muskegon, to Ferris and Donna (Homer) Emerson, she had lived in the White Lake area all her life.  On September 18, 1981, in Muskegon, she married Peter Berdinka and had been a homemaker all her life.  She was formerly a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary, loved the outdoors, gardening, animals, cooking and was a talented artist.  Mrs. Berdinka was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Bruce.  FAMILY: Her husband, Peter; a daughter, Angelique Berdinka of Dalton Township; a son, Noah Berdinka of Rothbury; her mother, Donna Emerson of Montague.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was held Thursday, May 4, 2006, at 11:00 AM, Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Anita K. Hahn officiating.  DONATIONS: Humane Society-Animal Rescue, Box 93, Muskegon, MI 49443-0093.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BERG, Hazel

Biography

 

BERG, (Mrs.) John

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Record, Liber II, page 330, record #382, oct. 15, 1903

Anna Berg, Female, white, married, age 56, died at North Muskegon.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI.  Thursday, October 15, 1903, page 7

DEATH OF MRS. JOHN BERG Had Been a Resident of North Muskegon Since 1884.  Mrs. John Berg, a well-known resident of North Muskegon, died at her home in North  Muskegon, Thursday, October 15 at 4:45 a.m. after an illness of about one year.  Mrs.  Berg was born in Fredrickstad, Norway 56 years ago.  In 1884 she removed to North  Muskegon with her husband and has made her home there ever since.  She leaves a  husband, John Berg, and a son, H.G. Berg at home.  Mrs. Berg was a member of the  Norwegian Lutheran church and Lucky Hive No. 179, I.O.T.M.  The funeral will be held  from the house Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.   Rev. J.J. Dahle will officiate.

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BERG, Oscar

Biography

 

BERGGREN, AUGUST MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 December 1951, Page 2

August Berggren, Lumberman, Dies. Greater Muskegon yesterday lost an early resident who had been active in the lumber industry here for many years with the death of August Berggren.  Mr. Berggren, engaged in farming in Fruitland Township for 39 years until his retirement in 1941, died yesterday in Hackley Hospital after a brief illness.  He was 88 years old.  The bustling activity of the lumber era on the shores of Muskegon Lake were vivid in the memory of the early resident who was employed in lumbering for 20 years around the turn of the century.  Born Feb. 16, 1863, in Sweden, he came to America in 1883.  He was married in 1890 to Miss Elizabeth Anderson in North Muskegon.  The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1940.  Mrs. Berggren, also a native of Sweden, died in 1942.  He leaves three sons, Edward and Ray, of Fruitland, and William, of Baldwin; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Johnson and Mrs. Louis Anderson, of Chicago; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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BERGGREN, AUGUST, R.R. 7, Muskegon. August Berggren, age 88, passed away Sunday at Hackley Hospital.  The service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. Herbert Swanson, S.T.D., officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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BERGGREN, GLADYS MISS

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 June 1925, Page 12

Year’s Illness Fatal.  Word has been received in Muskegon of the death of Miss Gladys Berggren, aged 23, of Fruitland Township, which occurred Wednesday, June 17, at Rochester, Minnesota, after a year’s illness.  Miss Berggren was born in Fruitland, where she has lived all her life.  She leaves besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Berggren, of Fruitland, three brothers, Edward Berggren of North Muskegon, William Berggren of Muskegon, and Ray Berggren at home.  The body will be received in Muskegon Friday evening.

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BERGGREN—The funeral service of Miss Gladys Berggren of Fruitland township will be held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the residence, Rev. Nels Nordberg officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland cemetery.

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BERGHUIS

 

BERGIN, Raymond James

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, May 30, 1949, page 2

R. J. Bergin, 45, Victim of Blast, Was Foreman   Raymond J. Bergin, 45 years old, 1817  Getty street, victim in an explosion at the Continental Aviation and Engineering plant,  had been a resident of Muskegon since 1923.  Mr. Bergin, who died Saturday at  Hackley hospital from burns received in the accident, was a toolroom foreman at  Continental where he had been employed since 1940.  Prior to that time, he worked at  the Sealed Power corporation for 17 years.  A communicant of St. Mary's church and a  member of Muskegon Lodge No. 274, Elks, Mr. Bergin was born at Howell, Jan. 24,  1904.  He married Miss Vivian Rector at Muskegon, June 12, 1925.  Besides his wife,  he leaves a son, Richard Bergin, at home; a brother, Max Bergin of Howell, and two  sisters, Mrs. Norman Cisler of Akron, O., and Mrs. Otto Wait, Lansing. 

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, May 30, 1949,page 16

BERGIN - Requiem high mass for Mr. Raymond James Bergin, 1817 Getty street, who  passed away Saturday evening at Hackley hospital will be sung at 9:00 Wednesday  morning at St. Mary's Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. T. Raymond Dark as celebrant.   Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.  Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home  where the rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 8:00.

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BERGREN, KATHERINE MRS. (SALOMON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 June 1959, Page 23

Mrs. Berggren Dies at Age 65.  Mrs. Ray Berggren, 65, of 3043 N. Worden road, died early today in Mercy Hospital after two months of illness.  The former Miss Katherine Salomon, she was born Sept. 4, 1893 in Chicago and had lived in Fruitland township and Muskegon since she was 3 years old.  She was married in Muskegon to Ray Berggren, May 26, 1923.  Mrs. Berggren attended the Fruitland Mission Covenant Church.  She leaves her husband; two sons, Ralph and Carl, of Muskegon; two daughters, Mrs. Steve Balegh, Muskegon, and Miss Barbara, at home; a brother, William Salomon, Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Hinze, Whitehall, and Mrs. Joseph Kubon, Muskegon, and 10 grandchildren.

BERGGREN, MRS. RAY, 3043 N. Woren Road.  Mrs. Ray Berggren, age 65, passed away this morning at Mercy Hospital.  The service for Mrs. Berggren will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Berlin officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning Sunday noon.  —Clock. 

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BERGREN, TERRY SCOTT MR.

Obituary and Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 August 1989, Page 1A

Heights man dies in plant accident.  By SUSAN K. TREUTLER Chronicle staff writer.  GRAND HAVEN – A 24-year-old Muskegon Heights man was killed this morning at Bil Mar Foods Inc. near Zeeland when he was pinned between a conveyor belt  Please see KILLED (Page 2A) KILLED …Continued from Page 1A.  rack and a door leading to a baking oven, according to Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies.  Terry Bergren, of 3220 Mona, apparently suffocated when the conveyer belt automatically started while he was working on it.  Bergren crawled on the conveyer belt after it had jammed, according to Lt. Larry Beld of the sheriff’s department.  “INDICATIONS ARE THAT Bergren crawled on the line to get it to function again,” Beld said.  “The line is on an automatic cycle.  It kicked on to advance to the next stage.”  The victim was crushed to death, according to Beld.  Bergren was working alone when the accident occured sometime between 2:05 a.m. and 2:20 a.m., Beld said.  According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s department, Bergren may have turned off the wrong line prior to the accident.  He did not enter the oven, deputies said.  CO-WORKERS spent about 10 minutes freeing Bergren after he was discovered by a maintainence man, Beld said.  He was dead on arrival at Holland Hospital.  An autopsy will be performed today, according to a hospital spokesman.  The accident remains under investigation.  Company spokesman Fred Hjort said Bergren had worked in the plant at 8300 96th, Zeeland, since April, 1985.  Hjort said Bergren had been working alone for about 10 minutes and was working in a “smaller” area but the area is not isolated.  THE COMPANY is investigating the accident, according to Hjort.  “We’ve got outsiders in here and we’ve got insiders in here trying to find out what happened,” Hjort said.  According to the company, Bergren was trapped between the entrance to the brine-cooling section of a continuous cooking system and a product rack.  “We are thoroughly investigatigating the circumstances of this tragic accident,” Hjort said.  Arrangements will be announced later by Young Funeral Home.

19 August 1989, Page 3A

Squeezing death of Heights man puzzles Bil Mar officials.  Chronicle News Service.  GRAND HAVEN – Bil Mar Foods Inc. officials say they’re puzzled by a Friday morning accident that killed a Muskegon Heights man, and it may be next week before they’ll know how he came to be squeezed to death by their equipment.  “I’m sure you have many, many questions, and so do we,” said company spokesman Fred Hjort.  “We’re not anywhere near answering those questions yet.”  An autopsy Friday found Terry Bergren of 3220 Mona died of asphyxiation, said Dr. William Boutwell, an Ottawa County medical examiner.  “THERE WAS no tissue injury as such, nothing fractured or ruptured,” he said.  “His body was squeezed so hard he couldn’t breathe.”  Bergren, 24, was crushed between a product rack and the door to a “brine cooling section” of a continuous cooking system in Bil Mar’s plant at 8300 96th Ave., a company statement said.  The accident happened about 2:15 a.m.  An Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department report said Bergren was killed after he climbed on a conveyer belt that had apparently “malfunctioned or jammed.”          BUT HJORT said no belt was involved.  He described the conveyer system that pinned Bergren as a “very sophisticated, mechanized set of moving racks.        “It moves racks of product mechanically, in and out of ovens and in and out of brine coolers, and in and out of product coolers,” he said.  The brine cooling system chills food products after they’ve been cooked, Hjort said.  He did not know what foods were being prepared when the accident happened.  CO-WORKERS freed Bergren from the equipment after about 10 minutes, the sheriff’s report said.      A Bil Mar employee since April of 1985, Bergren was a “very experienced” worker, and that’s partly why company officials are puzzled, Hjort said.  Bergren had been working alone for about 10 minutes before the accident.  Hjort said the company’s investigation will include interviews with employees and possibly a reconstruction of the accident.  “WE’RE STARTING at Step 1 and very methodically going through it,” Hjort said.  “Whatever it is that happened is not something abundantly obvious to us.  We have a lot of questions, and we’re going to research that thoroughly.”  The Michigan Department of Labor’s Bureau of Safety and Regulation Division in Lansing is also expected to conduct a separate probe.  Officials couldn’t be reached Friday.  The plant is proceeding with normal operations while the investigation continues, Hjort said.  HE ADDED it was the first fatal accident at Bil Mar since the company was founded in 1938.  “We have a very enviable safety record, and at this point we’re quite confounded as to what happened,” he said.  Bil Mar Foods processes turkey foods and prepares frozen products for the airline industry.

21 August 1989, Page 2B

Services set for Heights man.  The funeral for Terry Scott Bergren, who died Friday in an industrial accident at Bil-Mar Foods Inc. near Zeeland, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Young Funeral Home.  The Rev. John LaGoe will officiate at the service for the 24-year-old Muskegon Heights man.  Burial will be at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home today is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Bergren, 3220 Mona, died of asphyxiation when he was crushed between a product rack and the door to a brine cooling section.  The accident happened at the company’s plant at 8300 96th Ave.  The incident is still under investigation.  BERGREN WAS an oven room operator for Bil-Mar during the past four years.  A member of the Latin American Club, Bergren is survived by his parents Miguel and Lilia Ventura of Muskegon Heights; his father and stepmother Tim and Joyce Temple of North Muskegon; his stepfather Bruno Ramirez of Victoria, Texas; his brothers Todd, Stephen, Christopher and Brent, all of Muskegon; his grandparents Lilia Bergren of Marine City and Carl and Mitzi Cooper of Montague; and his niece Krystal Bergren of Muskegon.

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BERGREN, MR. TERRY SCOTT, 3220 Mona, Heights.  Mr. Terry Bergren, age 24, died Friday morning at Holland Community Hospital as a result of asphyxiation from an industrial accident.  He was born in Muskegon on March 6, 1965, the some of Tim Temple and Lilia Bergren Ventura.  Terry was an Oven Room operator at Bil Mar Foods for the past four years, and a member of the Latin American Club.  He is survived by his parents, Miguel and Lilia Ventura of Muskegon Hts., father and step-mother Tim and Joyce Temple of North Muskegon, step-father, Bruno Ramirez of Victoria, TX; 4 brothers, Todd, Stephen, Christopher, Brent of Muskegon; grandparents, Lilia Bergren of Marine City, MI, Carl and Mitzi Cooper of Montague; a niece, Krystal Bergren of Muskegon.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday 1:00 P.M. at Young Funeral Home, Fr. John LaGoe officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION: Monday.  Family present 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.  —Young

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BERGLUND, Sara Margareth (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, May 5, 1930, page 2:2

MRS. BERGLUND DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS   Mrs. Sara Margareth Berglund, 80  years old, widow of John Berglund, died Saturday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.  A. J. Lundwall, 2245 Harrison avenue, after a long illness.  Mrs. Berglund was born  March 24, 1850 in Mo Sooken Angerland, Sweden, later going with her parents to  Jantland, Sweden.  She was married to Mr. Berglund at Sundavall, Medelpad in 1875,  and then came to the United States in 1881, settling in Muskegon.  After residing here for  a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Berglund moved to Dalton township, but returned to  Muskegon in 1903. Mr. Berglund died in 1926.  While in Muskegon, Mr. Berglund  conducted a grocery business on Lake Shore drive.  Mrs. Berglund was a member of the  Lakeside Baptist church and the Ladies’ Aid society.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. P.  E. Haglund, of Minneapolis, Mrs. August Berglund of Detroit, and Mrs. A. J. Lundwall  of Muskegon; two sons, Joel C. Berglund, of Muskegon, Edwin Berglund of Chicago; 29  grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, May 3, 1930

BERGLUND – Mrs. Sarah Margaret Berglund died Saturday morning at the home of Albert J. Lundwall, 2245 Harrison Ave., age 80 years.  Funeral arrangelemts will be given later.  Inquire Balbirnie Funeral Mansion.

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BERGMANN, Paul F.

Biography

 

BERMAN, WILFRED “BILL” H. REV.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 9 November 2003, Page 5-B

BERMAN, REV. WILFRED H. “Bill”, Traverse City      , Formerly of Whitehall.  The Reverend Wilfred H. “Bill” Berman, 67, of Traverse City, formerly of Whitehall and East Lansing, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at Grand Traverse Pavilions.  Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held.  Arrangements were by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

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BERNHARDT, PAXTON JACOB MARCUS

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 September 2006, Page 3B

BERNHARDT, PAXTON  JACOB MARCUS, Whitehall.  Paxton Jacob Marcus Bernhardt, stillborn infant son of Lance and Justina Bernhardt, died Saturday, September 23, 2006.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers Zachary, Forrest and Gabriel, by loving grandparents, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Friday, September 29 at 12 noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1725 W. Giles Road, North Muskegon.  You may share condolences with the family at their Online Guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com. Arrangements by

Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc.  737 Apple Ave.  231-726-5210

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BERRY, CAROL R. MRS. (DOUGLAS)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 12 December 2004, Page 5-B

Mrs. Carol R. Berry, Montague.  Mrs. Berry, age 51, died December 8, 2004.  Born March 10, 1953, in Muskegon, to Cecil and Ordella (Gonyon) Douglas, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 29 years, moving here from Frankfort.  On April 4, 1987, in Montague, she married James Berry.  She had been a homemaker all her life.  Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by 2 sisters.  FAMILY:  Her husband, James; a daughter, Ramona (Billy) Hill; 2 sons, Douglas Nelson and Russell (Rainbow) Nelson; stepchildren, Janey (Tim) Strobridge, Jenny (James) Atkins and Jackey Berry; grandchildren, Tori & Dylan Nelson, Billy & Gavin Hill, Nicole Isley, Ashley Berry & Anna Atkins, Darren Berry and Luke Strobridge; her parents, Ordella & Ray Douglas; a brother and a sister.  SERVICE:  Monday, December 13, 2004, at 1:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  Interment was made in Hubbard Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Monday, 12:00 Noon, until service time at the funeral home in Whitehall.  DONATIONS:  May be made to assist the family with expenses.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BESHORE, Elizabeth C. (Mrs.) Batzell - Carlson

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  22 July 1963  Page 23

Mrs. Beshore   Dies at 84 in Hospital Here   Mrs. Elizabeth C. Beshore, 84, of 949 E. Isabella Ave., an  active member of the Muskegon Heights Baptist Church, died Sunday morning in Osteopathic Hospital— less than a week after she celebrated her 84th birthday.  Born July 18, 1879, in Michigan City, Ind., she  came to Muskegon in 1894.  The former Elizabeth Batzell, she married Carl R. Carlson in  the Heights in  1898.  A well-known Muskegon area grocer, he died in 1943.  In 1946, she married Joseph Beshore.  He  died in 1949.  She worked as a cook at Sealed Power Piston Ring Co. during World War II.  Surviving are  two sons, Russell Carlson of Denver, Colo. and Maurice Carlson of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. William  Kring, of Whitehall; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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949 E. Isabella Avenue   Mrs. Elizabeth Carlson Beshore, age 84 years, passed away early Sunday morning  at Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital.  Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday at the Sytsema Chapel,  Rev. Alfred Pontious of Kansas City, Missouri, officiating and the interment will be in Mona View  Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  --Sytsema.

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BESHORE, Joseph Jerry

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  June 17, 1949   Joseph Jerry Beshore, 69 years old, was a carpenter at 218 E. Hovey Ave.   Born April 12,1880 in Waubaushene, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Beshore moved to Ludington with his parents when he  was 10 years old.  He came to Muskegon in 1910 where he lived until his death.  he was married to Mrs.. Elizabeth  Betzel, Dec. 2, 1945 in Muskegon.  Mr. Beshore was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.  He leaves three sisters,  Mrs. Fred Keble, Mrs. F.J. Caishadon, and Mrs. Violet Hamel all of Muskegon

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BEST, RONALD W. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 3 October 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Ronald W. Best, Montague.  Mr. Best, age 76, died September 25, 2004.  Born July 3, 1928, in Elwell, to Alva and Louise (Towersey) Best, he had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On October 17, 1959, in Shelby, he married the former Elaine Kowarsch and had been a PBX technician at GTE until retiring.  He was a member of Claybanks United Methodist Church, loved flying, enjoyed gardening and was a grandpa who loved his grandchildren.  Mr. Best served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lester, Charles and David.  FAMILY:  His wife, Elaine; a daughter, Cathy (James Jr.) Peterman of Norton Shores; a son, Stephen (Cathryn) Best of Rockford; 3 grandchildren, Jackie Peterman, Jimmy Peterman and Charlotte Best; 1 sister, Margie Coon of Shelby; 3 brothers, Albert (E. Jean) Best of New Era, Marvin (Kay) Best of North Muskegon and Larry (Ida) Best of Shelby; 2 sisters-in -law, Sally (Don) Mauk of Shelby and Betty Best of Hart.  SERVICE:  Was held Wednesday, September 29, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Claybanks United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anita K. Hahn officiating.  Interment was made in Hubbard Cemetery, White River Township.  MEMORIALS: Memorial Fund of Claybanks United Methodist Church, c/o Whitehall UMC, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BETLEJEWSKI, DONALD “LASKY” MR.

Obituary and Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 March 1953, Page 2

Hold Mother of 4 Girls In Shotgun Death of Man.  A 36-year-old mother of four children was charged with murder today in the shotgun death of her male friend in Muskegon Township last night.  Mrs. Phyllis Reid, 36 years old, 130 Patterson drive, confessed to township police last night that she shot and killed Donald Betlejewski, better known as Donald Lasky, 31 years old, 1742 Marquette avenue, after he dared her to shoot.  The shooting took place at her home about 7 p. m.  Fatally wounded with a charge from a 12-gauge shotgun – his own gun – Mr. Lasky was dead on arrival at Hackley Hospital in the Sytsema ambulance.  He was struck in the left side as he lay on the bed at the Reid home.  *  *  *  MRS. REID’S three daughters – 3, 5, and 13 years old – were in another room at the time.  The fourth daughter, 18 years old, does not live at home.  A divorce from her husband, who lives at Ravenna, is pending.  Brought before Judge Henry L. Beers on a murder warrant authorized by Prosecutor Robert A. Cavanaugh today, Mrs. Reid asked permission to consult an attorney before deciding whether to waive examination.  The judge adjourned the arraignment.  She is being held in jail without bond.  It was necessary to summon a physician to administer a sedative to Mrs. Reid last night.  Mrs. Reid sobbed out the story of the afternoon drinking spree which ended in the death of Mr. Lasky, with whom she had been keeping company for the past four years, shortly after her arrest by township authorities last night.  She told Chief Donald Veitenheimer the victim had stayed at the house from time to time and had left the shotgun hanging on the wall after the hunting season closed last fall.  *  *  *  SHE SAID they had ben downtown during the afternoon and had been drinking.  When they arrived at her home for supper, a quarrel started.  Mrs. Reid said that Mr. Lasky, employed as attendant at the White Rose Service station, Apple avenue and Sheridan drive, cursed the children and ordered them from the table.  “I told him I was going to take the children and leave the house to get away from this misery,” Mrs. Reid related.  She said Mr. Lasky went to the bedroom off the kitchen to lie down, pointing to the shotgun and saying, why don’t you use that to get out of your misery.”  Mrs. Reid said she grabbed the gun and when Mr. Lasky accused her of being “chicken” and dared her to shoot, she pulled the trigger.  She was alongside the bed at the time.  A neighbor youth ran to a grocery store a mile away, from where Muskegon Township officers were called.  Investigation the shooting were Chief Veitenheimer, Patrolmen Monte Jacobsen and Donald Evans.  Coroner John A. DeHorn was called.  An autopsy will be held late today.  *  *  *  MR. BETLEJEWSKI was born July 30, 1921, at Muskegon.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas with the U. S. Army.  Mr. Lasky was employed at the service station and previously worked at the Clover Foundry Company.  He leaves his father, Phillip Betlejewski, of Fruitport Township; two brothers, Raymond, of Muskegon, and Phillip, Jr., of Muskegon Heights; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Martin of Chicago, and Mrs. Bernard Peterson, of Fruitland Township.

20 March 1953, Page 2

Asks Hearing In Death Case.  A Muskegon Township woman, mother of four children, demanded examination yesterday to Muskegon Municipal Court on a murder charge resulting from the shotgun slaying of her male friend Wednesday night.  Mrs. Phyllis Reid, 36 years old, 130 Patterson drive, asked a hearing on the murder charge following consultation with an attorney.  She was returned to jail without bond to await examination before Judge Henry L. Beers on the charge.  The court set March 27 as the date for the hearing.  Mrs. Reid confessed to Muskegon Township police that she shot and fatally wounded Donald Betlejewski, better known as Donald Lasky, 31 years old, 1742 Marquette avenue, during a quarrel at her home.  The murder weapon was a 12-gauge shotgun, left at the Reid home by Mr. Lasky since the closing of hunting season.  A filling station attendant, Mr. Lasky died en route to Hackley Hospital.  Mrs. Reid claims he dared her to shoot during the bitter quarrel.

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BETLEJEWSKI (LASKY), MR. DONALD, 1742 Marquette Avenue. Services for Mr. Donald Betlejewski (Lasky) will be held at 2:00 P. M. Saturday at The Pachesny Chapel, Rev. Fr. Andrew Sikorski officiating, and the interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home.  —Pachesny    

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BEVINS, MARIAN J. MRS. (SYERS)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 August 2004, Page 7-B

Marian J. Bevins, North Muskegon.  Mrs. Bevins, age 84, died August 24, 2004.  Born October 2, 1919, in Blue Lake Township, to Albert and Manilla (Monroe) Syers, she had lived in the White Lake area for years.  She had worked at American Coil Spring Co. for over 30 years, retiring in 1976.  Mrs. Bevins was a member of Rothbury Community Church, had worked at the Nip n' Sip Drive In for many years, had been a member of White Lake TOPS and the White Lake Shuffleboard Assn.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Syers.  FAMILY:  2 sons, Richard Bevins of Montague and William Bevins of Nepal; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Warren Syers of Muskegon.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Friday, August 27, 2004, at 1:00 PM, from Rothbury Community Church with the Rev. James Enns officiating.  MEMORIALS:  Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, 49440.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BIEREMA, William

Obituary

December 18, 1928 – photo – William Biermea, 85 years old, for 63 years a resident of Muskegon and for two years and alderman, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Laman, 958 Wood street, after a long illness.  Mr. Bierema was employed as a tailor for T.B. Callan company for 40 years.  Mr. Bierema celebrated his 85th birthday anniversary November 9 and during the day many of his friends called at the home to pay their respects and leave gifts.  Mr. Bierema was born in the Netherlands November 9, 1843, and came to this country 63 years ago, settling in Muskegon, where he always made his home.  He was a member of the First Reformed church, where he served as deacon for 25 years.  Mr. Bierema is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evert Boersema, and Mrs. Peter Laman, and one son, Lawrence Bierema, all of this city; one brother, John Wagner of Muskegon and a sister, Mrs. Dirk Schutter of this city.

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BETH, Douglas J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon,Michigan,May 8,1997   Obituary: BETH, Mr. Douglas J.  LaPine,Oregon Douglas J. Beth, died at his  home after a lengthy illness on May 4,1997. No services will be conducted. He was born on July 28, 1928 in Grand Rapids, MI. He  was preceded in death by his parents, Ann & Ernest Beth. Mr. Beth was educated in Muskegon, MI and attended the University of  Minnesota. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.,he served as a Sergeant in the Pacific Islands during WWII and earned an honorable  discharge in Nov.1948. He joined the St.Paul Fire Dept on Jan 1,1958, and retired as an Engineer and E.M.T. on Jan.1, 1979. Mr Beth  married Helen Smith on May 19, 1951. After retiring from the St.Paul Fire Dept., Mr Beth managed his own business in Renton,WA  for 6 yrs. He then retired and moved to LaPine, OR where he pursued his liftime interests of fishing, hunting, flying & Taxidermy. He  was a gun safety instructor of young adults and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assn. He was a member of the American  Legion Post 45 of LaPine, OR. Mr. Beth is survived by his loving wife, Helen Beth of LaPine,OR; his blessed daughter, Christine  Hurdt of Kent, WA; sisters, Jacque Kooster and Barbara Knight of Muskegon; Nancy Beth of CA; plus several admired nieces &  nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Bend, 1303 Galveston, Bend, OR 97701. Arrangements by  Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home in Bend,Oregon.

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BEVINS, Mrs.

Obituary

Whitehall Beacon

Mrs. Bevins, age 84, of North Muskegon, died August 24, 2004.   Born October 2, 1919, in Blue Lake Township, to Albert and Manilla (Monroe) Syers, she had lived in the White Lake  area for years. She had worked at American Coil Spring Co. for over 30 years, retiring in 1976. Mrs. Bevins was a member of Rothbury Community Church, had worked at the Nip n' Sip  Drive In for many years, had been a member of White Lake TOPS and the White Lake Shuffleboard Assn. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Syers.  FAMILY  2 sons,  Richard Bevins of Montague and William Bevins of Nepal; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Warren Syers of Muskegon.  MEMORIAL SERVICE   Friday, August 27, 2004,  at 1:00 PM, from Rothbury Community Church with the Rev. James Enns officiating.  MEMORIALS  Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, 49440.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BIGGE, Donald M.

Biography

 

BILLADEAU, Daisy (Infant)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  28 July 1924 Daisy, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Billadeau, died aturday night at the family home, 643 Isabella street.  Funeral service was held at 4:00 o’clock Monday afternoon at St. Mary’s cemetery.

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BILLADEAU, Theresa (Mrs)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan

MRS. THERESA BILLADEAU  - Mrs. Theresa M. Billadeau, 80 years old, a resident of Muskegon for the past 11 years, died this morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles Maynard, at 194 Getty street.  She was born Aug. 18, 1861 in Ontario, Canada, and when 40 years old, came to the United States and settled in Ludington, where in 1906 she was married to Henry Billadeau.  Five years later they moved to Kankakee, Ill., where they lived for 25 years.  When she came to Muskegon 11 years ago she became a communicant of St. Mary’s church.  Survivors are four step-sons, Ned, Arthur, Hector and Edward Billadeau, all of Kankakee; three step-daughters, Mrs. George Losell of Kankakee, Mrs. Adelia LeGesse of Manteno, Ill., and Mrs. Joseph Preisser of Gilman, Ill., a step-granddaughter, Laurine Billadeau, at home; five nieces, Mrs. Charles Maynard, Mrs. Edward Cavanaugh, Mrs. George Hower, Mrs. Dan Tangney and Mrs. George Bond, and several nephews.

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BINNS-Tom & Pam,Rothbury

Birth notice - a girl,at home, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

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BINSCHUS, Jessica

Birth notice -  a boy, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B.

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BISHOP, CHARLES C. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 March 1984, Page 6C

BISHOP, MR. CHARLES C., 2217 Eighth St., Muskegon Hts.  Mr. Bishop, 65, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Hackley Hospital.  He was born July 13, 1918 in Lansing, and resided in the Muskegon area most of his life.  He married Grace Klootwyk Muscato Apr. 5, 1975 in Muskegon.  He had been employed as a custodian at Muskegon Country Club and previously at E.H. Sheldon Co.  He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and the Men’s Fellowship of the Church.  Survivors include his wife, Grace; step children: Richard, Randy, David, Tim, Jim, Lee and Carol Muscato, Bonnie Marsh and Sandra Gillis; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Florence) Thompson; and a nephew, Randy Thompson, all of Muskegon.  Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday in the Sytsema Chapel with Pastor Harry W. Logan officiating and interment in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning 2:00 P.M. Thursday and may meet the family there 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Church.  —Sytsema

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BISHOP, GRACE MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 May 1996, Page 6C

BISHOP, MRS. GRACE, Coopersville, MI.  Mrs. Grace Bishop, age 79, died Tuesday, April 30, 1996.  SURVIVORS: 5 sons, Richard (Minnie), Randy (Karen), David, Lee, James (Fran); 3 daughters, Bonnie (Russ) Marsh, Carol Muscato, Sandra Gillis; 24 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Glenda Foster, Betty Blakeslee; 1 brother, Gerald Klootwyk.  Preceded in death by husbands, James Muscato and Charles Bishop, 1 son, Tim Muscato.  SERVICES: Friday, 11:00 AM at County Line Baptist Church, Coopersville, Pastor Joe Borowicz officiating.  Burial at Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  —Throop-Coopersville 616-837-8161

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BISHOP, Teunis (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 January 1926, Page 2

TEUNIS BISHOP, AGE 91,IS CALLED BY DEATH.  Teunis Bishop, age 91, died Wednesday morning at his home in Norton township, after an illness of three weeks.  He was born in the Netherlands, May 22, 1834, but has  been a resident of Muskegon since he was 20 years of age.  He resided on the farm where he died for 30 years.  He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, of Muskegon Heights.  Mr. Bishop is survived by one son, John, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Butts, Muskegon Heights, Margaret and Henriette Bishop at home;three sisters, Mrs. Fenke Mulder, of Holland, Mrs. O. Beukema of Muskegon and Mrs. Albert Saggers, of Holland.  He also leaves four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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BISSON, Shawn Lee

Obituary/Article

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan  25 July 1993  Page 1A

Man, 19,  run over,  found  dead  By FEDERICO MARTINEZ  Chronicle Staff Writer

An investigation is continuing in the Saturday morning death of a 19-year-old  Muskegon man who was hit by at least one vehicle, Muskegon County Sheriff’s  Department officials say.  According to sheriff’s department reports, Shawn Lee Bisson,  1460 Duck Lake, was found lying on Duck Lake Road at about 2:10 a.m. after walking  from his house.  Police said he had been drinking with friends.  One man told police he  drove over what he thought was a roll of carpet in the road that later turned out to be  Bisson.  Bisson was transported to Muskegon General Hospital, where he was  pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m., the report said.  An emergency room doctor said Bisson  suffered massive head injuries, according to the report.  In addition, Bisson suffered a  broken left arm and small cuts and scrapes on one of his hands, which could have been  caused by falling sometime prior to impact or by the body rolling after impact, according  to the doctor’s report.  According to police reports, two of Bisson’s friends said they had  been drinking with Bisson behind a         Please see HIT Page 2A

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HIT   Continued from Page 1A    nearby barn earlier in the night and were spending  the night at Bisson’s.  The friends told police that once inside Bisson’s bedroom, Bisson  decided to climb out his bedroom window because he was feeling ill.  The friends told  police Bisson left through the window because he did not want to disturb his sleeping  parents.  One of Bisson’s friends told police that when he looked outside the window, he  observed Bisson face down vomiting and later saw him leaning against the side of the  house.  The friend told police Bisson refused to come back inside because he was still  feeling ill and that he needed to find someplace to sit down.  According to police reports,  sheriff’s officials on Saturday questioned a 24-year-old Whitehall man who told police  he drove over Bisson as Bisson lay in the road.  The man told police he was driving  westbound on Duck Lake at about 50 miles per hour shortly after 2 a.m. when he saw  what he thought was a roll of carpet lying in the road.  He told police he swerved his car  into the eastbound lane to avoid running over the object, and “I felt my right front tire  bounce up.”    Another vehicle traveling behind him also swerved to avoid Bisson, he  said.  The man told police he did not stop after hitting Bisson; instead, he continued  home.  He returned to the scene about five minutes later with his wife at her urging,  according to police reports.  Police officers found a small amount of hair on the right  front tire of the man’s vehicle, according to police reports.  Services for Bisson will be at  1 p.m. Monday at Crestwood United Methodist Chyrch.  Visitation is from 2-4 p.m.  Sunday at Clock Funeral Home.  He is survived by his mother, Lola Bisson, and a  stepbrother and sister.

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BISSON, MR. SHAWN L. Muskegon     Shawn Lee Bisson, age 19, died Saturday, July  24, 1993.  He was born on September 29, 1973 to Lola and Robert Bisson.  Shawn was  a 1992 graduate of Reeths-Puffer High School.  He enjoyed playing his guitar,  skateboarding, snowboarding, and bow hunting.  Shawn was preceded in death by his  father in 1975.  SURVIVORS   Mother, Lola Bisson; stepbrother and sister Jamie and  Kim Crowell; grandparents, Bob & Pearl Bisson of Muskegon, William & Audrey  Fordham of Whitehall; Many aunts, uncles & cousins.  SERVICE  Monday, July 26,  1993 at 1:00 pm at Crestwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Lane  officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION  Sunday, 2-4 & 7- 9 pm at Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: American Cancer Society.  Clock   Muskegon

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BLACK, Louie “Grady”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon,Michigan, Friday,September 23,1988 page 6C

Norton Shores   Mr. Louie "Grady" Black, 81, died Thursday afternoon at Mercy Hospital. He was born Oct 19, 1906 in  Oleander, AL and moved to Muskegon 51 years ago. He retired in 1974 fron Shaw- Walker and was a member of  Muskegon Heights Gospel Tabernacle. He was married to the former Vera G. Hennessee for 50 years and she survives  him along with 2 sons: James ( & wife Carol) Black of Scotts, MI, and Elbert (wife Judy) Black of Hastings, MI; 9 grand  and 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday from Muskegon Heights Gospel Tabernacle (2900  Sanford St.) with Pastor Michael McCormick, and Rev. Edward Froats, officiating. Burial will be Norton Cemetery.  Visitation: 7-9 p.m. this evening at the Sytsema Funeral Home. Suggested memorial: Memorial Fund of the Church.  Sytsema   737 Apple Ave.

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BLACKMER, John

Article

Neighboring News   Southwest Ravenna   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

John Blackmer spent the week-end and Sunday with his son, Walter, and family at Sparta

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BLAKELY, Catherine N. (Mrs.) Krumlauf

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 September 1996  Page 5C

BLAKELY, MRS.  CATHERINE N.  Fruitland Township  Mrs. Blakely, age 67, died  September 17, 1996.  Born September 12, 1929, in Kalkaska County, she had lived in  the area the past 40 years.  On November 25, 1948, in South Boardman, the former  Catherine Krumlauf married Thiel Blakely and had been a homemaker all her life.  She  had attended Evanston Avenue Baptist Church.  A sister, Avis Russell, preceded her in   death.  FAMILY  Her husband, Thiel; 1 son, Wilfred (Sharon) Blakely of Kalamazoo; 4  grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth (John) MacKellar of Grand Haven;  1 brother, Alvin Krumlauf of South Boardman.   SERVICE  Friday, September 20, 1996,  at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Donald W. LeMaire officiating.   VISITING HOURS  Tomorrow, Thursday, 5-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.   Clock – White Lake

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BLAKELY, MR. THIEL F.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 December 2002, Page 3B

BLAKELY, MR. THIEL F. North Muskegon.  Mr. Blakely, age 79, died Saturday in Portage.  He was the widower of Catherine N. Blakely and a member of Evanston Avenue Baptist Church.  SERVICE Wednesday, 1:00 PM, Clock Chapel – Whitehall.

VISITING HOURS Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.

MEMORIALS Wood-Tazelar Post #11 DAV or National Kidney Foundation. —Clock-White Lake

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3 December 2002, Page 3B,

BLAKELY, MR. THIEL F. North Muskegon.  Mr. Blakely, age 79, died November 30, 2002.  Born April 27, 1923, in Central Lake, to Frank and Blanche (Dawson) Blakely, he had lived in the Muskegon area for many years.  On November 25, 1948, in South Boardman, he married the former Catherine Krumlauf, who preceded him in death in 1996.  He had been a machinist at S. D. Warren Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1990, was a member of Evanston Avenue Baptist Church and a member of Fruitport VFW Post #3734.  Mr. Blakely served in the US Army in Europe during World War II.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Avis Russell, and a brother, Homer Blakely.   FAMILY

1 son, Wilfred (Sharon) Blakely of Portage; 4 grandchildren, Sarah Blakely, Philip Blakely, Edna Thompson & Maxine Brown; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marge Disbrow of Central Lake and Luella Howell of Traverse City; a brother, Alton (Dorothy) Blakely of IL; a sister-in-law, Ruth MacKeller; nieces & nephews.   SERVICE

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 1:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Allan J. Engstrom officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Military Graveside Rites will be conducted at the funeral home by Fruitport VFW Post #3734.   VISITING HOURS  Today,Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.   MEMORIAL Wood-Tazelaar Chapter #11 DAV, 2415 E. Laketon Ave., Muskegon 49442 or National Kidney Foundation of MI, 2350 S. Huron Pkwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. —Clock - White Lake

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BLAMER, WALTER L. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 7 November 2004, Page 6-B

Mr. Walter L. Blamer, Pentwater.  Walter Leroy Blamer (Sonnie), age 75, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 in his home in Pentwater after a long battle with cancer.  He was born in Muskegon Heights.  He was the second child born to Walter & Vergie (Freeland) Blamer Sr. on July 22, 1929.  Sonnie married Barbara Sayers June 9, 1951 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Weare.  Sonnie spent his life in Pentwater and Montague following tour in the U.S. Army.  He was a retiree of Dupont.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Blamer of Pentwater; daughter, Laurie & Joe Dawson of Pentwater; son, Ronald & Karen Blamer of Harrietta; daughter, Denise & Tim Hoeker of Grand Rapids; son, Scott Blamer of Montague; daughter, Alison & Daryl Buchanan of Arab, AL; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Willowdean Tiller of Muskegon; Ellen Brown of Fort Smith, AR; Linda Eisenlohr of Jenison; and Shelly Lentz of Pentwater.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ronny, Jack, Dick and Jim.

Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Friday Nov. 5, 2004 at St Vincent Catholic Church in Pentwater with Fr. Anton Tran officiating.  Burial at Pentwater Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. scripture service at the Tate Funeral Chapel in Pentwater, 231-869-8091.

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BLANK, Warren M.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday April 9, 1945, page 2:3

Warren Blank, Former Teacher, Supervisor, Dies   Warren M. Blank, 74 years old, for many years a teacher in Fruitland township and in  Illinois, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Fordham, 965 Scott street, where he and Mrs. Blank made their  home.  Mr. Blank was a former supervisor of Fruitland township.  He had been ill five months.  Mr. Blank was born Dec. 30, 1870 in  Wayne Center, Ill. And had lived at Bartlett, Wheeling and Maywood, Ill., coming to Fruitland in 1913.  he moved to Muskegon from  Fruitland in 1943.  On June 1, 1892, Mr. Blank's marriage to Mary Russell took place in Dundee, Ill.  He received his education at the  University of Illinois, Champaign, and taught at Wheeling for 25 years and was a teacher at Bartlett and Maywood.  For three years he  taught at the Wilson school in Fruitland.  Mr. and Mrs. Blank were honored on their golden wedding anniversary by residents of the  Fruitland community, Grangers and other friends.  Mr. Blank had spent part of his time as a farmer and was interested in farm activities.   He was an active member of the Fruitland Grange, and of the Michigan Farm Bureau.  From 1936 to 1940 he was employed by the AAA  with offices in the county building.  He leaves besides the widow, a son, Elmer R. Blanl, Los Angeles, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Fred  Nordling, San Francisco, Calif. and Mrs. Fordham; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Anna Schurtz, Bartlett, Ill.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, April 9, 1945, page 10:1

BLANK - Services for Mr. Warren M. Blank, 965 Scott street, Muskegon, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Lee  Funeral Home.  Rev. William T. Reeves, officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Oakhurst cemetery, Whitehall.

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BLANKENSHIP, JOHN H. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 October 2000, Page 7B

BLANKENSHIP, MR. JOHN H., Whitehall.  Mr. Blankenship, age 87, died October 10, 2000.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sat., Oct. 14, 2000, 1:00 P.M. Clock Chapel-Whitehall.

MEMORIAL: Family Expense Fund.  —Clock – White Lake

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BLANKENSHIP, MILDRED M. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 15 September 2003, Page 3B

BLANKENSHIP, MRS. MILDRED M., Roosevelt Park. Mrs. Blankenship died Saturday, September 13, 2003, following a lengthy illness.  At her request, there will be no visitation or service.  Memorials to First Church of the Nazarene would be appreciated.  —Clock-White Lake

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BLETSCH, Edna P. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan  23 April 1966  Page 2

MRS. EDNA P. BLETSCH  WHITEHALL – Mrs. Edna P. Bletsch, 71, 3808 Riley Thompson Rd., Dalton, was stricken  while visiting her son in Holland Thursday and died en route to a hospital there.  She was born Feb., 11, 1895, in Paulding,  Ohio and came to Fruitland Township with her parents at 9.  She was married to Howard W. Bletsch Sept. 4, 1916.  He died  April 15, 1933.  Mrs. Bletsch is survived by three sons, Kenneth, at home, Wilbur, of Holland, and John of Muskegon; a  daughter, Mrs. William Miller, of Fruitland Township; a sister, Mrs. Savra Spoelman, of Ravenna; 27 grandchildren, and three  great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Faith Baptist Church, Dalton.  Burial will be in Oakhurst  Cemetery, Whitehall.

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Obituary

Page 26

BLETSCH, MRS. EDNA P.  380 Riley-Thompson Rd.,  Dalton Twp., Muskegon  Services for Mrs. Bletsch will be  conducted by Pastor Malcolm Quick from The Faith Baptist Church in Dalton on Monday at 2 p.m. with interment next to her  husband in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall.  —Gee.

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BLEPSCH, Howard

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  15 April 1933  Page 8

DALTON RESIDENT, 39,  DIES AT SANATORIUM  Whitehall, April 15.—(Special)—Howard Blepsch, 38 years old,  died at the Muskegon sanatorium yesterday.  He had been a resident of Dalton for 18 years.  Mr. Blepsch was born in  Chicago Sept. 28, 1894.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Edna Blepsch, five children, Howard, Kenneth, Marian, John, and Wilbur, all  at home, survive.  The funeral services will be held at Gee chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m.

 

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BLETSCH, Howard Frederick

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  5 October 1945  To Hold Funeral  Sunday for Auto  Victim, Bletsch  Whitehall, -Oct. 5.-- (Special) -- Funeral services for Howard Frederick Bletsch, 27 years old, who was killed Thursday morning in an auto accident near Twin Lake will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Gee chapel.  The Rev. Earl I. Prosser, of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Oakhurst cemetery in Whitehall.  He was born on March 3, 1918 in Dalton township and had lived all his life in that area.  He was a machinist.  Mr. Bletsch married Miss Edna Wilson on May 31, 1942.  Surviving are the widow, two sons, Howard Raymond, and William Charles; his mother, Mrs. Howard Bletsch, of Dalton; three brothers, Kenneth of Dalton, John in the army at Ft. Knox, Ky., and Wilbur at home; one sister, Mrs. Marian Miller, of Bear lake.

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Article

Expect Two Men  Injured in Crash  Will Recover  Recovery today was expected at Hackley hospital for Kenneth Bletsch, 23 years old, of Dalton township, and Paul Helman, 33 years old, Muskegon, R. R. 3, who were injured in the automobile accident Thursday which claimed the life of Howard Bletsch, 26 years old, of Lakewood club.  The hospital said the two men were expected to return to their homes in a day or two.

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BLETSCH, Kenneth W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  BLETSCH, MR.  KENNETH W.  North Muskegon  MR. Bletsch, age 69, died March 14, 1991.  Born January 10, 1922, in Muskegon, he had lived in the area all his life.  On February 13, 1943, he married the former Betty Wilke in Muskegon and had worked in the shipping department at Teledyne Continental Motors until retiring.  Mr. Bletsch also farmed and enjoyed horses greatly.  A brother, Howard, preceded him in death.  FAMILY  His wife, Betty; 3 sons, Kenneth Jr. (LaCinda), James and Mark, all of Muskegon; 6 daughters, Linda Reed, Bonnie (Jack) Snider and Pam (Dan) Wilks all of Muskegon, Faye (Jerry) Kiesgen of Twin Lake, Janet (David) Wilks and Cheryl (Ronald) Bell, both of Whitehall; 16 grandchildren; 1 sister, Marian Miller, of North Muskegon; 2 brothers, John of NV and Wink of Holland.  FUNERAL  Monday, March 18, 1991, at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Bruce Beach officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.]  VISITING HOURS  Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM and Sunday, 1-4 PM, in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of the church of Michigan Heart Association.  Clock      White Lake

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BLETSCH, Wilbur

Obituary

Holland Sentinel  Holland, Michigan  6 September 2000

Wilbur Bletsch, 71  Wilbur "Wink" Bletsch, 71, of Zeeland died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at an area nursing care center.   Born in Muskegon, he was a shoe salesman and managed Buel's Shoes for many years. He moved to Holland in 1963 and managed Borr's Bootery and later owned and operated Winks Shoes in Zeeland, Grand Haven and Allendale. He was a member of Community Reformed Church.   He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally; Shelly and  Terry Bartels of Belmont, Joni and Dann Heyboer of Holland; Wendy Bletsch of Zeeland; Chris and Cheryl Bletsch of Fort  Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; siblings, Mrs. William (Marian) Miller of Muskegon, John and Iris Bletsch of Las Vegas,  Nev., brother- and sister-in-law, Jim Vera Stevens of St. Petersburg, Fla.   Services are 7 p.m. Thursday at Community   Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St.  Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St. Memorials may be made to West Michigan Parkinsons Association.

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  6 September 2000  Page 4B

WILBUR (WINK) BLETSCH, 71, of Zeeland, formerly of Muskegon, died Tuesday at an area care center.   He was the husband of Sally Bletsch and was the retired owner/operator Winks Shoes.  He was a member of  Community Reformed Church.  Arrangements by Lakeshore, Holland.

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BLINDEAU, Michael

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, December 10, 1917, page 9:3

The funeral of Michael Blindeau, 14 Leigh street, was held at 8:30 this morning at St.  Joseph’s church.  Rev. Fr. Francis J. Berhorst officiated and burial was in St. Mary’s  cemetery.

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BLODGETT, Charles Willard

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. Louis E. Blodgett, February 14, a son, Charles Willard

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BLODGETT, LOUIS E. MR

MARSHALL, ROBERT MR.

Obituary and Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 July 1936, Page 1

Two Victims Of Heat Die.  Robert Marshall, Sitka Farmer, Expires Today; L. E. Blodgett Fails to Revive.  Two deaths, the first local fatalities of the heat wave during which a new all-time official record of 102 degrees was established at the county airport at 4 p. m. yesterday, occurred late yesterday and today.  Louis E. Blodgett, 53 years old, 1136 Chestnut street, was the first Muskegon resident to be a victim of the heat.  Mr. Blodgett, caretaker at Restlawn, died at Mercy hospital last night soon after he was admitted.  He was found lying in the cemetery by his small daughter, Marjorie, who went to call him for supper.  When Mr. Blodgett failed to come home for supper Mrs. Blodgett thought he might be changing the sprinklers and sent her daughter to call him.  He was taken to the hospital in the A. C. ambulance.  The second heat death of the week-end in this vicinity was recorded today when Robert Marshall, 74 years old, a Sitka farmer, expired at Hackley hospital where he was taken Saturday night.  Mr. Marshall was found unconscious in the basement of his barn Saturday night by his nephew.  When efforts to revive him at his home and later at a Holton physician’s office were futile, he was rushed to Hackley.  Native of Muskegon:  Mr. Blodgett was born at Muskegon June 20, 1883, and received his education in local schools.  For 25 years he was employed by the (Continued on Page 12, Column 3)  Page 12 Two Victims Of Heat Die (Continued from Page 4).  Walker Candy company and when the firm left Muskegon he entered the employ of the Richards Candy company and until a year ago he worked for the Muskegon Candy company.  He had been at the cemetery for the last year.  Mr. Blodgett was a member of the Peoples tabernacle.  He is survived by Mrs. Blodgett, three sons, Walter, Charles and Edward; three daughter, Lois, Catherine and Marjorie and his mother, Mrs. Eva Blodgett, at home; and a sister, Mrs. George Latten, of Muskegon.  Mrs. John F. McLaughlin, 90 W. Walton avenue, was overcome while working at the HOLC office at the federal building and was removed to her home.  Her condition was not serious.  Relief Comes:  After the record temperatures of yesterday which sent the greatest horde of bathers and all-night sleepers to Pere Marquette park and other Lake Michigan beaches, some relief came today through a moderate southwest breeze.  Mercury which had risen to a peak of 102 degrees at 4 p. m. at the airport dropped to 96 at 7 p. m., and to 78 at 7 a. m., the lowest in about a week.  It rose to 94 at 10 a. m. but dropped back to 91 at noon.  At 1:30 p. m. it was 93 degrees or nine below yesterday’s peak.  Official readings at the coast guard station also showed the cooling effects of the southwest breeze.  A high of 94 was recorded at 6 p. m. yesterday, the mercury dropping to 80 at midnight, a low of 75 at 6 a. m. and climbing only to 82 degrees at noon.          The beach was so crowded last night it appeared a seething mass of humanity.  Hundreds of people, including families, couples, youths and adults, slept under mounds of thin blankets covering not only the beach but also the sand piles within the Sunset Circles last night.       Throughout the night cars lined virtually every available parking space on Beach street as well as the outer edge of the circles, the crowd comparing with an ordinary busy mid-afternoon throng.  Others slept in boats anchored within the breakwaters.  Further relief was seen in the weather man’s prediction of increasing cloudiness and cooler in the northern part of the lower peninsula tonight and local thundershowers and cooler Wednesday.  Water temperatures of Lake Michigan again rose to 70 degrees today after ranging from 66 to 68 degrees for two days before northwest winds.

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Services Thursday For R. Marshall Sitka Farmer.  Holton, July 14.—Services for Robert Marshall, 73 year old Sitka farmer, who died Tuesday at Hackley hospital from heat prostration, will be held at Holton M. E. church at 10 a. m. Thursday with Rev. J. B. McGinness in charge.  Burial will be in Holton.  Mr. Marshall was found in the basement of his barn by his nephew Saturday.  Efforts to revive him failed at home, and he was brought to the hospital.  A bachelor, Mr. Marshall was born in Canada where he lived only three years.  He has lived on the present farm for the past 70 years.  The original deed to the farm made out to his uncle was signed by Abraham Lincoln.  Mr. Marshall has kept the deed throughout the years.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Coye, Detroit, Mrs. Josephine Westbrook, Bayard, Fla., Mrs. Nelson Bean, Cedar Creek.

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BOAL, TIMOTHY PAUL MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 November 2006, Page 6-B

Timothy Paul Boal, Frankfurt.  Timothy Paul Boal, 59, a United Methodist minister, died gracefully on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at 3:08 a.m. surrounded by loved ones on the family farm in Frankfurt, MI.  Tim was born March 22, 1947 in Geneva, Illinois to loving parents William and Jean Boal.  He graduated from Frankfurt High School in 1965.  In 1969, Tim obtained a BA in philosophy and religion from Olivet College, where he formed life-long friendships.  He went on to earn a Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and continued studies at the Divinity School at University of Chicago and Drew University in the early 1980s.  Tim ministered at the Moravian Church in Indianapolis and at United Methodist Churches in Burr Oak, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Montague and, most recently, Lansing.  Outside of the ministry, Tim was a son, brother, father, husband, uncle, mentor and friend.  Committed to life-long learning, Tim was also a natural-born teacher and community leader.  His commitment to social activism began while still in his 20s, manifesting itself in his opposition to war.  He spoke with powerful eloquence about issues of racial and gender equality, peace, justice, freedom, the plight of the oppressed and God’s abiding love freely given to all.  Tim had a passion for literature, music, art, and gardening.  His knowledge, laughter and joy was fueled by a profound belief that good undergirds all of life, and in turn filled all who knew and loved him with a sense of hope.   Tim’s life was a poem and a beautiful sermon.  Although he will be missed, he lives on through family, friends and the communities he helped strengthen.  A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, November 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1100 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids.  Memorial contributions may be made to Tim’s children, Harger and Bronwen Boal through Montague United Methodist Church.  “To be a Christian is an audacious claim.  It is a mandate to love freely and forgive always – everyone, always, no exceptions.  We are always failing at this, so we always need the grace of God.”  Tim Boal

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BLOECKER, Henry

Biography

 

BOEHM, LINDA GRACE MRS. (OTTMAN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 3 April 2005, Page 4-B

Linda Grace Boehm, South Lyon.  Beloved wife and mother, Linda Grace Boehm, age 51, passed away March 25, 2005.  She was born on August 23, 1953, in Muskegon, to Stanley Frederick and Virginia Rose (Marcoux) Ottman.  Linda is survived by her husband William Boehm of South Lyon; children Amber Boehm, Jessica Boehm, Ryan Boehm; brothers, Kenneth Ottman of Whitehall, MI, Jerry Max Mead, and sister Carolyn Fischl.  Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 29, at Phillips Funeral Home.  Arrangements were made by Phillips Funeral Home, South Lyon.

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BLOOM, Ellen N. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 January 1970, Page 29

1694 W. Giles Road - Mrs. Ellen N. Bloom, 72 years, entered into rest Sunday morning in Mercy Hospital after an extended illness.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Bloom will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary with The Bishop Roland E. Anderson officiating, assisted by Elder Mr. Kenneth L. Simons of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.  Mrs. Bloom will be laid to rest in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in The Mortuary where Mrs. Bloom reposes.  Mrs. Bloom is survived by her husband, Fred G. Bloom; four daughters, Miss Ellen Verleen Bloom, Miss Rosemarie Bloom, both of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Paul (Ardelle) Jorgensen of Supertino, Calif.; Mrs. Wilford (Jean) Woodruff of Sandy, Utah.  Two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Anna) Christopherson and Mrs. Edward (Emma) Enewald, both of Muskegon.  Ten grandchildren. —Achterhoff.     

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BLOOM, FRED G. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 March 1973, Page 23

BLOOM, MR. FRED G., 1694 W. Giles Road,  Laketon Twp.  Mr. Fred G. Bloom, 76 years, entered into rest quite unexpectedly late last evening in Christ Community Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. Bloom will be Friday afternoon (Hour to be announced later) in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary.  Mr. Bloom will be laid to rest in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  A sincere invitation is extended to relatives and friends to meet the family 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Mortuary where Mr. Bloom will repose after 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Mr. Bloom was born November 14, 1896, in New York and had been a Muskegon area resident for the past 60 years.  He received his education in the public schools of New York State.  On August 12, 1922, he and the former Ellen Nelson were united in marriage in Chicago, Illinois.  Mrs. Bloom’s death occurred on January 25, 1970.  Mr. Bloom was employed by Teledyne Continental Motors Corporation for 30 years until his retirement March 5, 1963.  Survivors include 4 daughters, Miss Ellen Verleen Bloom, Miss Rosemarie Bloom, both of Chicago, Mrs. Paul (Ardelle) Jorgensen of Cupertino, California, and Mrs. Wilford (Jean) Woodruff of Sandy, Utah, 1 brother, Mr. George Ziegler of Chicago, Illinois, and 12 grandchildren.  —Achterhoff.       

28 March 1973, Page 38

BLOOM, MR. FRED G., 1694 W. Giles Road,  Laketon Twp.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. Fred G. Bloom will be Friday afternoon, 2:00 o’clock, in the Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary.  Mr. Bloom will be laid to rest in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  A sincere invitation is extended to relatives and friends to meet the family 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the mortuary where Mr. Bloom will repose after 7 p.m. today.  —Achterhoff.          

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BLOOMBERG, LUCILE M. MRS. (YEAGER)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 20 May 2007, Page 5-B

Lucile M. Bloomberg, Whitehall.  Mrs. Lucile Bloomberg (Yeager) of Whitehall, passed away May 9, 2007, at Heartland Health Care Center of Whitehall.  Lucile was born March 3, 1919, in Muskegon, to Iva (Lindsay) and Henry Yeager.  Lucile was a beautiful lady who loved her home, family, garden and her friends at TOPS.  She will be missed by all.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 2003; 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She is survived by 2 daughters, Sandy (Rick) Paggeot, Jamie (Bob) Lloyd; 3 sons, Tom (Bette) Bloomberg, Tim (Liz) Bloomberg and Todd Bloomberg; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jack (Pat) Yeager.  Private services have been held.  DONATIONS: Heartland Health Care Center, ATTN: Activities Dept., 916 E. Lewis St., Whitehall  49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BLOOMQUIST, George August, Jr.

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bloomquist, February 13, a son, George August Jr.

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BLOOMQUIST, MYRTLE I. MRS. (KRING)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 7 January 2007, Page 6-B

Myrtle I. Bloomquist, Montague.  Myrtle I. Bloomquist, 86, of Montague died December 24, 2006 at Hillcrest Nursing Home.  Born January 19, 1920 to Thomas & Celia Kring in Catawba, Wisconsin.  She lived in the White Lake area for most of her life.  She retired from Teledyne Continental Motors where she supervised the data processing department.  She also owned Old Channel Inn for many years and started the restaurant there.  She was a wonderful cook and she made sure no one ever went away hungry.  She married Arthur Bloomquist November 25, 1970 and was a charter member of the White Lake Eagles Aerie No. 3214.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur Bloomquist, son Jack Peterson, sister Alice Montour, brother Raymond Kring, step sons, Arthur Jr. and Keith Bloomquist and granddaughter Deborah Peterson.  Myrtle is survived by her son Darryl (June) Peterson of Whitehall, Step-daughter Vera (Larry) Clark of Oregon, sister Edith (Frank) Krueger of Neenah, Wisconsin, Grandchildren, Cynthia Lombard, Thomas Peterson, Melissa Peterson, Teresa Burel, Rick Peterson, Timothy Peterson, Patrick Peterson, Step-Grandchildren, Dane Clark, Joe Clark, Mary Reiger, Vicki Houts, Lynette Frost, Keith Bloomquist, Stephanie Uganski, Keith Bloomquist, Troy Bloomquist, Jeff Bryon, Teresa Brolick, Shane Byron, Jim Byron, many Great-Grandchildren, Step-Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  A memorial service will be held January 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall.  In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1060 W. Norton Ave., Suite 2, Muskegon 49441.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BLOW, Acel

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, June 25, 1892

ACEL BLOW IS KILLED  Mangled to Death by a Freight Train When Intoxicated.  The  man killed yesterday morning near Moorland, as noted in yesterday’s CHRONICLE, was  Acel Blow, aged 27, a farmer living in Moorland township.  He was run over by a freight  train about two miles east of Moorland, on the T.S.& M.R.R., soon after ten o’clock and  died at noon.  No blame seems to attach to the train men, as Blow was evidently  intoxicated and disregarded all precautions, probably sleeping on the track.  A special car  ran out from this city, taking out among others Coroner Bergeron, who impaneled a jury  at Moorland, and made close inquiry into the affair.  Blow’s right leg was severed at the  thigh, and there were other injuries.  The testimony showed that he was not more than  300 feet ahead as the engineer first saw him, the train rounding a curve.  Blow lying upon  the track.  The train could not be stopped until it passed over him, and the men went back  to find the mangled body under the trucks.  He did not stir or show but slight evidences of  life until he died.  Engineer Fred Broughton, fireman George Warwick, brakemen Root  and McCarty all gave testimony which agreed.  The dead man’s father and neighbors  testified that he sometimes drank to excess, and there was other testimony to show that he  was intoxicated late the previous evening.  The verdict returned was as follows:  “We  find that said Acel Blow came to his death from injuries received by being run over by  the T.S.&M. train No. 92, at 10:10 a.m., June 24, ’92, in Moorland.  We are of the  opinion that neither the railroad company nor the trainmen are to blame and find that  circumstances point towards the man being intoxicated.” 

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BOARDWELL, Armanda (Mrs.) Smith

Obituary

Montague Observer  Montague, Michigan  24 January 1901  Page 1

ANOTHER HAS FALLEN.  Mrs. Jas. Boardwell Goes To Her Reward After Two Years' Illness.  At 12 o'clock last Friday night Mrs. James Boardwell passed from life after a lingering illness of complicated diseases of over two years.  She had been a patient sufferer and the end came peacefully and without hardly a struggle.  Her long siege of illness was intermingled with hopes and despair and only her undaunting courage and the good care she received prolonged her life.  At noon of the day on which she died she revived from the comatose state in which she had lapsed during the past month and talked more than she had for days.  Her husband left her at noon in an easy chair and went to his work feeling that she was some­what improved.  At night there was a radical change and she became much worse, being unable to take either nourishment or medicine.  It was then apparent that she was dying and ere long she passed in that sweet sleep that knows no waking.  Deceased's maiden name was Armada Smith and was born in Claybanks township, August 24, 1855, and died January 19, 1901, being 45 years, four months and 26 days of age at the time of her demise.  May 13, 1876 she was joined in marriage with James Boardwell who still survives her.  From this union there resulted four children:  William, Edward, Monte and Goldie.  In her demise this community has lost an esteemed citizen and her family a devoted and affectionate mother and wife.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from deceased's late home, Rev. Slee officiating.  A large number of sympathizing friends and relatives were present.  The remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery.

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BOARDWELL, James

Obituary

Montague Observer  Montague, Michigan  3 March 1921  Page 1  Answers His Summons.  James Boardwell passed away at his home in this village Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10 p.m., after a lingering illness, cancer of the lip.  He was born in Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 25, 1845.  When small he moved with his parents to West Bend, Wis.  In 1864 he enlisted in company E, 36th Wisconsin Volunteers, and served until he lost his leg in the battle of Cold Harbor.  In 1867 he came to Mon­tague where he has since made his home.  He was united in marriage to Armaea Smith of Claybanks, May 13, 1876, seven children being born to them, of whom four sur­vive--James of Omaha, Neb., Edward, Mont and Goldie of this village, also one sister and one brother of Holland, Mich., and three grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the family residence, Rev. Aug. Coors, officiating.  Those from out of town attending the funeral were:  Mrs. Jack Dewit of Holland; Mrs. Kate Boardwell and daughter Edna, of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Carl Sorrenson and daughter Hellen and Miss Austin of Shelby.

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BODEN, Charles E.

Obituary

St. Petersburg Times  St. Petersburg, Florida  3 December 1973  Page 11-B

BODEN, CHARLES E., 69, of 6013 17th Ave. S., Gulfport, president of Boden Company Mobile Home Industries, Sunday (Dec. 2, 1973).  Robert D. Easter Funeral Home.  BODEN – Charles E., 69, of 6013 17th Ave. S., Gulfport, passed away Sunday, December 2, 1973.  Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, here since 1951 from Holland, Michigan.  President of The Boden Company, Mobile Home Industries.  He is survived by his wife Mina; a son, Charles Jr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; 3 daughters Mrs. Jessie Allen, Mrs. Marillyn Newville and Mrs. Bernice TerHaar, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Mrs. George Boden; 5 sisters and 2 brothers; 13 grandchildren.  Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Robert D. Easter Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2PM with Rev. Donald P. Lohman, of the Bethany Reformed Church, officiating.  Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Heart Association in memory of Charles E. Boden.  ROBERT D. EASTER  FUNERAL HOME  5730 15 Ave. S.  344-3689

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BODENBERG, Robert Julius

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. Robert Julius Bodenberg, February 10, a son, Robert Julius

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BODENDORFFER, William

Article

 

BOEHME, Amalie (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 March 1895  Page 2

A Sad Affair in Dalton Township.  Word has reached the city of the death of Mrs.  Herman Bahme at her home in Dalton township.  The facts, as stated to THE  CHRONICLE, are that last Friday afternoon Mr. Bahme returned from a township  caucus and found his wife lying sick upon the bed.  She finally told him that she had  taken a quantity of paris green and wanted to die so she could be with her baby which  died a short time ago.  As soon as Mr. Bahme saw what his wife had done he  summoned Dr. P. W. Pearsall, of North Muskegon.  All efforts to save the unfortunate  woman were futile and she died at midnight Saturday after suffering a great deal.   About eight months ago Mrs. Bahme’s child died, and no doubt this preyed upon her  mind to such an extent as to lead her to the act.  She leaves a husband, one son and  one daughter.  The funeral will be held at the school house in District No. 1, Fruitland  township, Tuesday at 10:30 a. m., services to be conducted by Rev. A. L. Woodlock, of  North Muskegon.

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BOEHME, Frederick H.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  28 September 1906  Page 7

FREDERICK H. BOEHME  DIES AT HOME IN DALTON;  A NATIVE OF GERMANY  Frederick Herman Boehme died at his home in Dalton township, yesterday afternoon at  1 o’clock, aged 51 years.  He had been ill three months with cancer of the liver and  dropsy.  He leaves a wife and three children, Selma, Richard and Edith, and three step- children.  He also leaves three brothers and three sisters in Germany.  The funeral will  be held at the residence, one-half mile from Dalton station, Sunday afternoon at 2  o’clock and at the Dalton school house at 2:30.  Mr. Boehme was born in Roswine,  Saxony, December 5, 1855, and came to America twenty-three years ago.

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BOERSEMA, BABY GIRL

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 June 1972, Page 23

BOERSEMA, BABY GIRL, 1267 Duck Lake Road.  The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Boersema died last evening at Hackley Hospital.  Surviving are her parents, 1 sister, Denielle and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Boersema of Twin Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hansen of Muskegon.  A private service will be held Monday afternoon.  —Clock        

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BOERTMAN, HAZEL I. MRS. (DAVIS)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 May 1992, Page 5C

BOERTMAN, HAZEL I., Muskegon Heights.  Hazel I. Boertman, age 79, died unexpectedly Saturday at her residence.  The former Hazel I. Davis was born March 21, 1913 in Sheridan Twp. in Mason County.  She was an avid bingo player and had been a practical nurse.  SURVIVORS: 1 son, Frederick (Cathy) Boertman of North Muskegon; 1 sister, Mable (George) Bronson; 5 grandchildren, Lynn, Paulette, Daniela, Roger and P.J.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Autumn Gzym in 1977.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at the Lee Funeral Home with Davie Harpe officiating.  There will be no visitation.  —Lee (733-2152) 737 Apple Ave.

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BOHACH, Anna Marie

Marriage License

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber 35, page 811

Robert Wesley Schieber, age 18, white, residence, Bear Lake Channel, North Muskegon, born in Muskegon, occupation, house painter, father John Schieber, mother, Alta Phillips.

Miss Anna Marie Bohach, age 18, white, 1621 Holton Rd., Muskegon, born in Pembina, North Dakota, occupation, Dyers Ice Cream, father John Bohach, mother, Tillie Mileschowski.

Married in Muskegon, 23rd day of September, 1950, witnesses, Joan Bayne of Muskegon and Rodger Wiggins of Twin Lake

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BOHNE, Mr.

See Thomas Dill data

 

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

BOLDEN, CHARLES MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 March 1960, Page 39

BOLDEN, MR. CHARLES, (Formerly of 2145 Superior St.).  Mr. Charles Bolden, age 55, expired at the Traverse City State Hospital Wednesday morning.  Funeral services will be announced.  —Reynolds.

25 March 1960, Page 23

BOLDEN, MR. CHARLES, 2145 Superior Street.  Funeral service for Mr. Charles Bolden will be held at the Reynolds Funeral Chapel 2 o’clock Saturday, burial in Fruitland Township Cemetery, Rev. Eddie Larkins officiating.  Friends may call at the Chapel beginning 7 P.M.  —Reynolds.       

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Bolema, Curtis G. (Mr.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Monday September 17, 2001 page 3B

Mr. Curtis G. Blema, age 61, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2001.  He was born in Muskegon, MI on June 1, 1940 to Harry & Anna (Baar) Bolema and married the former Sharon J. Blomberg on November 8, 1968.  Mr Belema served his country in the US Army Reserves.  He had been employed as a Machine Operator at Dana Corporation, formerly Sealed Power for 37 years until retiring in January of 2001.  He was a member of Fifth Reformed Church, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Fellowship & was an avid Michigan State & NASCAR fan and enjoyed traveling with his family.  Survivors  Wife, Sharon J; 1 daughter, Heidi A. Bolema of Muskegon; 1 sister, Judie (Gerald) Meyering of Roosevelt Park; a sister-in-law, Patricia Bolema of Norton Shores; 3 nephews, 2 nieces, many cousins as well as his special cats, Taffy & Ginger.  He was preceded in death by his parents & by a brother, Larry Bolema on August 20, 2001.  Memorial Service

Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 7:30 PM at Fifth Reformed Church with Pastor Norm Swier officiating.  Interment at Norton Cemetery.  Visitation  Friends may meet with the family on hour prior to the service at Fifth Reformed Church 2330 Holton Rd., N. Muskegon. Memorial:  Fifth Reformed Church or Muskegon Rescue Mission

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BOLGER, EILEEN HILLARY MRS. (HILLARY)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 March 2007, Page 4-B

Eileen Hillary Bolger, Whitehall, MI, (formerly of Charlotte, MI).       Eileen Hillary Bolger, wife of Jim Bolger, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, March 2, 2007.  She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on July 18, 1949 to Alphonsus and Ethel (Neis) Hillary.  Prior to retiring to Whitehall, Eileen served as a secretary for Charlotte High School in Charlotte, MI.  For the past 8 years she volunteered at St. James Catholic School in Montague, MI.  Eileen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, her library work and adopt-a-reader programs at St. James Catholic School, birds and her garden.  She shared her love and humor with family and brought her joy to her work and volunteer efforts.  Eileen is survived by her father, Alphonsus Hillary, of Grand Rapids; husband, Jim Bolger, of Whitehall; son and daughter-in-law, Jase and Molly; grandchildren, Nick and Megan Bolger, of Marshall; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Treasa, grandchildren, Katie and Rachel Bolger, of DeWitt; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Melissa, grandchildren, Emily and Ethan, of Olivet; sister, Kay, and William Markham of Manistee; brother, Bernie, and Pat Hillary of Coopersville; brother, Ron, and Rosie Hillary of Grand Rapids; brother, Ted, and Kathy Hillary of Grand Rapids; sister, Judy, and Tom Wilt of Louisville, KY; brother, Ken, and Meg Hillary of Eden Prairie, MN; brother, Ray, and Saori Hillary of Tampa, FL; brother-in-law, Bill, and Mary Bolger of Boyne City; sister-in-law, Jeannie Jones, of Fort Worth, TX; sister-in-law, Pati, and Ed Schaefer of Tower Lakes, IL; brother-in-law, Tom, and Mary Kay Bolger of Tower Lakes, IL; and many nieces and nephews.  Eileen was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel (Neis) Hillary; father-in-law, Bill Bolger; mother-in-law, Jeannette Bolger; sister, Noreen (Hillary) Earhart; brothers-in-law, Bob Earhart and Sonny Jones; and nephew, Danny Jones.  Eileen’s family welcomed visitors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, and again at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling Street, Montague, MI  49437.  Catholic Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. also at St. James Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eileen’s memory to: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, PO Box 791155, Baltimore, MD  21279-1155 or to St. James Catholic Church Building Fund, 5179 Dowling Street, Montague, MI 49437.  CLOCK Funeral Home Whitehall, MI,  888-507-8012

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BOLT, Arlene (Mrs.)

Article

East Muskegon

 

BOLT, Cornelius F.

Biography

 

BOLT, John A.

Biography

 

BOLT, John H.

Birthday

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Wednesday, March 27, 1935, page 6:7

John H. Bolt is Honored on Anniversary   John H. Bolt was given a pleasant surprise at  his home at 1309 Peck street, last night in honor of his 75th birthday anniversary, and  was presented with a gift.   Mr. and Mrs. Bolt have been residents of Muskegon for  many years and are the parents of two children, Henry Bolt and Mrs. Fred L. Winter of  Muskegon, and there are six grandchildren.   Mr. Bolt, a pioneer hardware merchant is  a senior member of the Bolt Hardware company at 236 Mason avenue.   Present at the  celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bolt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Winter, Mr. and Mrs.  Louis Schuitema, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mattison, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Bolt, Jacob  Meyering, Fred L. Bolt, Henry L. Bolt, Miss Annette Bolt, and Miss Celia Jean Winter.

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BOLT, Tom J. G.

Biography

 

BOLTHOUSE/BOLTHUIS

 

BOMERS, ELIZABETH MRS. (KOOI)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 September 1939, Page 2

Mrs. Bomers, Resident 70 Years, Expires.  Mrs. Elizabeth Bomers, 75 years old, 539 Orchard avenue, died early today at Hackley hospital, after a lingering illness.  She was a resident of Muskegon for 70 years.  Born in The Netherlands May 15, 1864, she came to Michigan 72 years ago, and prior to locating at Muskegon, she lived in Kalamazoo and Grand Haven for a short time.  Formerly Elizabeth Kooi, she was married to Garrit Bomers Nov. 11, 1885.  Mr. Bomers died Dec. 11, 1920, in Muskegon.  Mrs. Bomers was a member of the Fifth Reformed church and an associate member of the Esther Society of that church.  She is survived by five sons, John, Joseph, Dick, and Jake Bomers, of Muskegon, and Harry Bomers, of Muskegon Heights; one daughter, Mrs. Peter Pothoff, of Fruitland township; two brothers, Jacob and Harry Kooi, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Kieft and Miss Jennie Kooi, of Muskegon and Mrs. Anna VanWerden, of Kalamazoo; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 Page 14

BOMERS – Mrs. Elizabeth Bomers, age 75, of 539 Orchard Ave., died early today at Hackley hospital.  The funeral will be held Saturday with prayer at the residence at 1:30 p. m. and service at the Fifth Reformed church at 2 p. m., Rev. J. C. VanWyk officiating.  Interment in Oakwood.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home until 10 a. m. Saturday.

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BOMERS, GARRET MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 December 1920, Page 11

Garret Bomers.  Garret Bomers, aged 58 years, died Saturday forenoon at his home, 97 Orchard street, after a lingering illness.  He was born in the Netherlands, coming to this country fifty years ago.  He was alderman of the second ward for one term and was a member of the Fifth Reformed church, where he has served as deacon.  Mr. Bomers is survived by his wife, five sons, John, Joseph, Dick, Jacob and Harry Bomers, one daughter, Mrs. Peter Pothoff, his mother, Mrs. Johannes Bomers, two brothers, Derk and John Bomers, five sisters, Mrs. Abel Rickels, Mrs. Nick Fisher, Mrs. Nellie Wierenga, Mrs. Peter Tysman, and Ella Bomers and ten grandchildren, all of Muskegon.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon, privately at the home at 1:15 and at the Fifth Reformed church, Wood avenue and Amity street, at 1:45 o’clock.  Rev. P. E. J. Bouma, the pastor, will officiate.  Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

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BOMERS, JOHANNA MRS.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 November 1929, Page 2

EARLY RESIDENT OF MUSKEGON EXPIRES.  Mrs. Johanna Bomers, 95,

Had Resided in City for 63 Years.  Mrs. Johanna Bomers, 95 years old, died today at her home, 371 Orchard avenue, after an illness of three days.  She was born in the Netherlands June 8, 1834, and came to this country in 1866, residing in Muskegon the past 63 years.  She was a member of the First Berean Reformed church.  Her marriage to Johannes Bomers took place in the Netherlands 66 years ago.  He died here Jan. 1, 1915.  Mrs. Bomers is survived by two sons, Derk, at home, and John Bomers of Muskegon; five daughters, Mrs. Abel Riekels, Mrs. Nicholas Fisher, Mrs. Nellie Wierengo, Mrs. Peter Tysman, all of Muskegon, and Miss Ella Bomers, at home; 34 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. 

Page 38

BOMERS—Mrs. Johannes Bomers, aged 95, died this morning at her home, 371 Orchard avenue.  The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Berean Reformed church, Rev. H. Bultema officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends may view the remains at the residence.  For information call Clock 23-721.

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BOMERS, JOHANNES MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 January 1915, Page 9

47 YEARS RESIDENT HERE, DIES AGED 80.  Johannes Bomers Succumbs Af-

ter Lingering Illness, Born in Holland.  Johannes Bomers, aged 80, 43 Orchard street, and for 47 years a resident of this city, died early this morning at his home after a long illness.  He was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States, making his home in Muskegon in 1867, where he has lived ever since.  He leaves his widow and three sons, Garret, Richard and John at home, and five daughters, Mrs. Adolph Riekels, Mrs. Nicholas Fisher, Mrs. Willian Wierengo, and Mrs. Peter Dysman of this city and Miss Allie Bomers of Hart.

2 January 1915, Page 9

The funeral of Johannes Bomers will be held privately at the residence, 43 Orchard street, at 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon and publicly at the First Nederduitsche church at 2 o’clock.  Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.  Rev. Titus Hager, pastor of the Nederduitsche church, will conduct the services in the Holland language and Rev. John Luxen, pastor of the First Reformed church, will speak in English.  Mr. Bomers leaves 36 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, Richard Bomers and Miss Alice Bomers, two of the children, life at home.  Three cousins in Grand Rapids and one in Holland, Mich., also survive.

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BOND, Howard C.

Biography & Obit

 

Booker, Vera B. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday September 19, 2001 page 3B

Muskegon Hts. - Vera B. Booker, 78, of Muskegon Heights died Monday at Hackley Hospital.  She was the widow of Charlie Booker and had been employed by Bill Stern Restaurant as a kitchen helper.  She was a member of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research Inc.  Arrangements by Toombs.  Funeral services for Mrs. Vera B. Booker, age 78, will be held Friday, 12 noon at Toombs Chapel, Dr. James Dye of IDMR officiating.  Interment; Mona View Cemetery.  Visitation:  Thursday, 10am-9pm.

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BOONE, PHILLIP O. “JAKE” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 May 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Phillip O. “Jake” Boone, Whitehall.  Mr. Boone, age 73, died May 23, 2004.  Born February 18, 1931, in Muskegon, to Phillip and LaVerle (Shepard) Boone, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 27 years.  On December 22, 1952, in Angola, Indiana, he married the former Charlyn VanDyke.  He had been an owner & operator of Rothbury Tavern for 8 years and had trained race horses for 20 years.  Mr. Boone was a member of Don Rea VFW Post # 8846, a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, and was a member of the Muskegon Lodge F & AM, and loved training horses and singing.  Mr. Boone served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  FAMILY:  His wife, Charlyn; a daughter, Eileen Boone (Richard Luckow); 2 sons, Patrick Boone and Michael Boone; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Phylis Boone and Carol (Richard) Cline; many nieces and nephews.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, May 27, 2004, at 1:00 PM, at Algot Johnson American Legion Post # 69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall.  Military Graveside Rites were conducted at the time of service by the post.  MEMORIALS:  Humane Society-Animal Rescue, Box 93, Muskegon, MI 49443-0093.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BOOKER, William Raymond

Biography

 

BORDAN, Samuel N.

Biography

 

Borgeson, George (Mr.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Sunday September 16, 2001 page 7D

Mr. George E. Borgeson , age 79, passed away Friday, September 14, 2001 in Muskegon.  He was born April 29, 1922 in Muskegon to Ernest & Myrtle (Stewart) Borgeson, and had been a life resident of the area.  Mr. Borgeson was a member of Calvary Church.  He was veteran of World War II, 126th infantry Company G -32nd division, and had been employed by Dresser Industries for 39 years, until his retirement in 1984.  After his retirement, he worked for the Muskegon Country Club for 13 years.  Mr. Borgeson was a member of VFW Post #446, a life member of Red Arrow 32nd Division, American Legion Post 0069, MDHA (Michigan Duck Hunters Association - Lakeshore Chapter), and was a member of the DeClores Family.  On April 5, 1941, Mr. Borgeson married the former Ida Smith and she survives him along with 1 son, Roger & Keiren Borgeson of Kalamazoo, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 1 son, Mark Allen Borgeson, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.  Services will be 1 PM Tuesday at Calvary Church, with Pastor Bill Rudd officiating.  Visitation with the family will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday at The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes 1547 W. Sherman Blvd. http://sysema2.plan4ever.com.  Burial will take place in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Calary Church Building Fund would be appreciated.

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BORGESON, Marva Florence

Birth

Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916

BORGESON -- To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Borgeson, 118 Harrison Street, at Hackley Hospital, Monday, March 27, 1916,

a daughter, Marva Florence

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BORROW, AGNES MRS. (MILLS)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 August 1987, Page 4C

BORROW, MRS. AGNES, Whitehall.  Mrs. Borrow, age 83, died August 12, 1987.  Born May 23, 1904, in Chicago, she had lived in the White Lake area much of her life.  The former Agnes Mills married Willard Borrow on Dec. 22, 1922, in Chicago.  Mr. Borrow preceded her in death in 1975.  Mrs. Borrow had been a homemaker a long time member of Fruitland Covenant Church and the Carnation Rebekkah Lodge of White Lake.  FAMILY:  3 sons, Robert (wife Evelyn) of Warren, Willard (wife Lois) of OK, and John (wife Carol) of Muskegon; 7 grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Sat., August 15, 987, at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Verne D. Wright officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Today, Friday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 PM, in Whitehall. —Clock White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 August 1987, Page A-31

Mrs. Agnes Borrow.  Mrs. Agnes Borrow, age 83, of 225 S. Hall, Whitehall died Wednesday, August 12, 1987 in Whitehall.  Mrs. Borrow, a homemaker, was born May 23, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois.  Her parents were William and Louise Mills.  She married Willard Borrow in Illinois Dec. 22, 1922.  She has lived in this area since 1922.  Mrs. Borrow was a long time member of Fruitland Covenant Church, and attended Whitehall Methodist Church.  She was a member of Carnation Rebeccah Lodge of White Lake.  Surviving Mrs. Borrow are, three sons, Robert (wife, Evelyn) Borrow of Warren, Willard (wife, Lois) Borrow of Oklahoma and John (wife, Carol) Borrow of Muskegon; and seven grandchildren.  The funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 15, 1987, 1 p.m., at the Clock Funeral Home Chapel in Whitehall with the Rev. Verne D. Wright officiating.  Burial in Fruitland Township Cemetery.<

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BORROW, WILLARD L. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 November 1975, Page 25

BORROW, MR. WILLARD L., (Formerly of Fruitland Township), Bokoshe, Okla.  Mr. Borrow, age 75, died in Oklahoma on Saturday.  He was an electrician all his life last employed at Hall Electric Co. in Muskegon.  He was married to the former Agnes Mills.  SURVIVORS:  Wife, Agnes; 3 sons, Robert of Warren, Willard Jr. of Bokoshe, Okla., John of Muskegon; 5 grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Graveside interment service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Fruitland Township Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Berlin officiating.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall, to meet the family Wednesday evening 7 to 9 p.m.  —Clock-White Lake

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BORTELL, LEE MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 6 May 2007, Page 5-B

Bortell, Mr. Lee,          Montague.  Mr. Bortell, age 84, died May 3, 2007.  Born September 24, 1922, in Ludington, to Ralph and Twila (Lawcoch) Bortell, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 38 years.  On October 25, 1947, in Ludington, he married Helen J. Ayers and had been a sales associate for the Berh Manning Co.  He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, White Lake VFW Post #3256 and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  Mr. Bortell served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and then in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother.  FAMILY: His wife, Helen; children, James Bortel, Richard Bortel, Jeffrey Bortell and Lori (Michael) Rederstorf; grandchildren, Jason, Christopher (Jade) & Katelyn Rederstorf, Makenzie & Ty Bortell and Tavis & Vicki Bortel; 3 great-grandchildren.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, May 7, 2007, at 12 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating.  A Military Salute will be conducted at the church by White Lake VFW Post #3256.  VISITING HOURS: Monday, 11 a.m. until service time at the church in Montague.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8669 Stebbins St., Montague, 49437 and Memorial Fund of White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague, 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BORUCKI, RALPH J. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 31 July 2005, Page 4-B

Ralph J. Borucki, Chesaning and Hart.  Ralph J. Borucki, 62, of Chesaning and Hart, passed away July 24, 2005 in Traverse City.  He was born April 14, 1943 in Ludington to Ralph and Phyllis Borucki.  He married Mary Ann Juska at St. Gregory Catholic Church on May 13, 1967.  A Viet Nam veteran of the United States Army, Ralph retired after 30 years of employment with the Genesee County Road Commission.  He summered in Montague at the Pines Camp Ground.  Ralph attended church at St. John Catholic Church in Claybanks and St. Gregory Catholic Church in Hart.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Ralph is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his father, Ralph Borucki of Traverse City; a son, Ralph (Lisa) Borucki of Chesaning; daughters, Kriss (Mark) Barrs of Hart and Carrie Borucki of New Lothrop; grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsey, Seth, Walker, and Alexis; sisters, Judy Ridley of Cadillac, Joy (Ken) Mackey of Traverse City, Sue (Jerry) Wright of Empire, and Toni (Kirk) Nostrant of Interlochen.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Borucki.  Funeral services for Ralph were 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2005 at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Hart.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Thursday, July 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Tate Funeral Chapel in Hart.

Arrangements by Tate Funeral Chapel, Hart, 873-3415.

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BOSCH, Anna

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber V, page 562, record #3485

February 24, 1937  Anna Bosch, female, age 75-8-10, white, widowed, died of arteriosclerosis, born, Netherlands, parents Mick, Derk, born Netherlands, mother, Jennie, also b. Netherlands.

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BOSCH, BRIAN C. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 20 February 2005, Page 4-B

Mr. Brian C. Bosch, Phoenix, AZ.  Brian C. Bosch, age 48 of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of Rothbury, passed away Feb. 3, 2005.  He was born March 19, 1956 in Hart and resided in Phoenix the past 25 years.  Brian is survived by his parents, Franklin and Lois Morningstar of Rothbury and his sisters, Elizabeth (Jon) Lipka of Montague and Pamela Morningstar of Whitehall.  A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 6-8 p.m., at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  Memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85014 are appreciated.

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BOSCH, Tony

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber XXV, page 11,

January 20, 1964,  Tony Bosch, male, age 70, died of coronary occlusion and arteriosclerotic heart disease, born October 30, 1893 in Michigan,  parents Ralph Bosch,  mother, unknown.  Wife, Freda Bosch. Foundry laborer, address 6600 S. Quarterline Rd., Fruitport, Mich.  Burial in Spring Lake Cemetery, 1/23/1964 in Spring Lake (Ottawa County).  SSAN 385-01-6290.

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BOSSE, RALPH MR.

Obituary

Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, 20 July 1999, Page 2B

Bosse, Ralph, 36, died Friday.  Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gorsline-Runciman Lansing Chapel.

21 July 1999, Page 2B

Bosse, Ralph A., 36, died Friday.  Services 10 a.m. today at Gorsline-Runciman Lansing Chapel.

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BOTRUFF, Lillian Rose (Mrs.) Nichols

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, December 30, 1939

Tragedy Visits Botruff Family For Fourth Time   Mrs. Jacob Botruff, 35 Dies Following Two Brothers, Nephew In  Recent Weeks   Tragedy visited one family for the fourth time within the last few weeks with the death today of  Mrs. Jacob Botruff, 35 years old, who died at her home, 645 E. Isabella avenue, after an illness of three weeks.  A  brother, William C. Nichols, who died at Hackley hospital Wednesday, was to be buried today.  Another brother,  Herbert A. Nichols, died Oct. 10 and a nephew, Clarence W. Nichols, Jr. of Twin Lake died Oct. 16 when he drowned  after falling into a drain pail at his home.  Formerly Lillian Rose Nichols, she was born at Pellston, Sept. 9, 1904,  and moved from there to Flint, coming to Muskegon 18 years ago.  She married Jacob Botruff in Muskegon May 27,  1922.  She is survived by Mr. Botruff, two sons, Laurel and Wilbert, two daughters, Barbara and Delores, all at home;  a brother, Clarence Nichols of Twin Lake; and a sister, Mrs. Earl Cole, of Flint.

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BOUCHARD

 

BOUCHER, Edward

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Monday, June 25, 1928, page 2:2

VIOLATION OF RUM LAW IS ALLEGED   One Charged With Driving Away Car;   Four With Drunk Driving  Warrants were issued today for the proprietor of an alleged  “blind pig” for a suspect charged with driving away an automobile and for four motorists  charged with driving while drunk – all of whom were arrested over the week-end by   Muskegon police and the sheriff’s department.  A small quantity of liquor was seized in a  raid early yesterday at 790 First street, conducted by the sheriff’s force.  John Brown, 58  years old, was arrested and faces arraignment today on a charge of liquor law violation.   E. W. Tatum, colored, 97 Clay avenue is being held by Muskegon police on a charge of  unlawfully operating the automobile of Mrs. A. Berghuis.  Examination in his case has  been set for July 3.  Bail was fixed at $1,000.  Harry Christainsen, 32 years old, 1237  Ninth street, pleaded guilty in justice court to a charge of driving while drunk, and was  ordered to serve 10 days in the county jail and to pay a fine of $100 and costs today.  He  was arrested at Pine street and Clay avenue.  Carl Schroeder, 36 years old, demanded  examination when he appeared in justice court on a drunken driving charge.  He was held  to bail of $500 and his case was set for July 3.  Schroeder was arrested at Maple street  and East Isabella avenue.  Two other men were arrested on charges of drunken driving as follows: Edward Boucher, 35 years old, 930 W. Forest avenue, arrested at Clay avenue and Cedar street, and Walter Magdoziarz, 21 years old, of 125 Western avenue, arrested on Beidler street.

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BOUKAMP, Herman (infant)

Obituary

Muskegon News Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Monday, July 29, 1912, page 2

Herman Boukamp   Herman, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bouwkamp, Grand  Rapids road, died Saturday morning.  The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock  at the family home.  Rev. William Van Vilet, pastor of the Nederdultache church,  conducted services.

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BOUR

 

BOURDO, Alex

Obituary

May 16, 1921 – Alex Bourdo died this morning at his home, 81 Park avenue, after nine weeks’ illness, aged 76 years.  Mr. Bourdo was born in New York state, coming to Muskegon in 1856.  He was employed at the Brunswick Balke Collender Co..   Mr. Bourdo was a member of St. Jean’s Catholic Church.  He leave four children, Henry Bourdo, George Bourdo, Mrs. George hoerres and Mrs. maude VanderBusch, all of Milwaukee; eleven grandchildren and on great grandchild; one borther and four sisters, John Bourdo, Mrs. Ernest Coutchie, Mrs. Marion Pate, Mrs. Oliver Mitchell and Mrs. Peter Morin, all of this city.  Funeral announcemene will be given later.

Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

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Bourland, Marjorie

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B

Mt. Vernon, IL formerly of Muskegon - Marjorie Bourland, age 93, died Sept. 8, 2001 in Jackson, MI.  Survivors:  Brother, Frank Weirich (wife, Peggy), Jackson, MI; several nieces & nephews, including Roger & Tom Fielstra of Muskegon, Preceding her death, husbands:  Leamon Wingo and Charles Bourland, sister, Cleo Fielstra.  Graveside service:  Kirk Cemetery, Ina, Illinois, Sept. 22, 2001.

 

BOUTELL, Cora (Mrs.) Stevens

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   August 26 1965

LONG ILLNESS TAKES LIFE OF MRS. BOUTELL   Mrs. Cora Catherine Boutell, 73, formerly of 1137 Wood St. and a resident of

this community most of her life, died Wednesday at Knollview Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.Born Feb. 18, 1887, Mrs. Boutell attended Muskegon schools. She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church and  a member of St. Paul’s Sixth Guild.

She worked for a number of years as a seams tree.  Formerly Miss Cora C. Stevens, she married Jan. 2, 1926, to Frank Boutell in

LaPorte, Ind. Mr. Boutell died here in 1957.  She leaves a sister Mrs. Sadie Hancock of Akron, Ohio, and several nieces and

nephews.

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BOUTELL, Frank

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   31 Jan 1957

FRANK BOUTELL, LIFE RESIDENT, HEART VICTIM   (with picture)  Frank Boutell, 1137 Wood street, veteran foundry man, died while being taken to Hackley hospital after he was stricken with a heart attack at his home yesterday. He was 63 years old.  A life resident of Muskegon, he was born in Norton township July 23, 1891. He attended public schools of Muskegon and at the age of 13 started work as coremaker at Montague Casting Company.  When the company was purchased by Paul M. Wiener, he continued with the new foundry company and for 20 years was supervisor in the plant until it closed.  Mr. Boutell retired about four years ago.  He married the former Cora Stevens Jan. 2, 1926, at LaPorte, Ind.He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a member of The Foundrymen’s Association, the Maccabees and was a former member of Masonic Lodge.  In addition to his wife, he leaves one brother, Henry Boutell of Muskegon, and several nieces and nephews.

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Bouwkamp, boy

Birth

Muskegon News Chronicle,  6 March 1912

BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. John Bouwkamp, Muskegon township, Wednesday, March 6, 1912, a son.

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BOUWMAN, Albert

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

Albert Bouwman of Bouwman and Vegter, dealers in furniture, wall paper and paints, Peck street near McKinney avenue, Muskegon Heights, has sold his interest in the business to Adrian VanderVoort.  The new firm will continue the business at the same location, but is planning extensive expansion.

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BOWEN, SHIRLEY J. MRS. (RUSKY)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 April 2004, Page 6-B

Mrs. Shirley J. Bowen, Whitehall.  Mrs. Bowen, age 64, died April 1, 2004.  Born October 7, 1939, in Deschler, Ohio, to Rollie Sr. and Jessie (Nulton) Rusky, she had lived in the White Lake area since 1973.  On June 30, 1973, in Muskegon, she married Gary Bowen and had been a homemaker all her life.  Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lynn Jones.  FAMILY:  Her husband, Gary; her children Paul (Shelley) Jones of Grand Haven, Robert (Toni) Jones of Muskegon, Timothy (Gail) Jones on Grand Haven, Helen Soto of Muskegon, Michael (Melisa) Soto of Charleston, SC, Stephanie (Brian) Mathiot of Muskegon, Amy (David) Merz of Fruitport, and Cary (Jeffrey) Wood of Muskegon; 25 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Joann Schafer and Emma (Ed) Massey, both of OH; a brother, Rollie Rusky Jr. of OH.  SERVICE:  Was held Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at 1:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Keith N. Koebel officiating.  Interment was made in Oakhurst Cemetery - Whitehall.  DONATIONS:  Family Expense Fund.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BOWEN, Theresa

Article

East Muskegon

 

BOWKAMP, Stacia
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon MI, 6-22-1959 pg. 23
Mrs. Stacia A. Stowers Bowkamp, 54, died today at Hackley Hospital after a lingering illness.  She lived at 2456 James Street.  Mrs. Bowkamp was born in Hesperia, May 10, 1905, coming here from Hesperia 20 years ago.  Her maiden name was Stacia Lamrock.  She was married to William Stowes in 1922 and to William Bowkamp in 1953.  She is survived by her husband; four sond, Nathan Stowers of Texas, Max, Raymond and Gary Stowers (Gary is her Grandson correct name Gary White), all of Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Perry of Holton and 10 grandchildren.

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BOWLES, Frank F.

Biography, Obit

 

 

BOWEN, Mrs. Harlow

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  26 April 1882  Page 3  The funeral of Mrs. Harlow Bowen was held April 2 [I believe this is a mistake and should be 20-something as she died on April 19], under the auspices of the Trent Grange, at their hall.  The Master, Benjamen Whitney, assisted by N. Whitney had charge of the services of the order.  Rev. Mudge, of Bailey, conducted the religious services.  The remains were deposited in the Minnich Cemetery [this is Seaman Cemetery].  Harlow Bowen is one of the oldest residents of Moorland, as well as one of the most respected, and has the sympathy of the entire community.

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BOWMAN

 

BOWNE, FRANCES B. MRS. (MAJDER)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 August 2003, Page 3B

BOWNE, MRS. FRANCES B., N. Muskegon, MI.  Mrs. Frances Barbara Bowne, age 76, passed away Monday, August 18, 2003.  She was born March 25, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI to Stanley and Mary Majder.  Mrs. Bowne married Raymond Blair Bowne on February 15, 1947 in Muskegon, MI.  She was a founding member and a 2001 Mother of The Year for Prince of Peace Catholic Church and served as lay minister and funeral luncheon coordinator for her church and was an active member of the St. Mary's Circle.  She is survived by her beloved husband, Raymond; their 10 children, Linda Bowne (Robert Nida) of Holland, MI, Christine (David) VanAelst of Fruitport, MI, Robert (Karen) Bowne of San Jose, CA, David (Tina) Bowne of Hesperia, MI, James Bowne of Muskegon, MI, Nancy Bowne of Holland, MI, Catherine (John) Bowne-Bussema of Holland, MI, Paul (Tami) Bowne of Muskegon, MI, Thomas (Lisa) Bowne of Twin Lake, MI and Lisa (Edward) Vanas of Muskegon, MI; 25 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many beautiful friends.  VISITATION: Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to Mass at the church.  FUNERAL MASS: Thursday 11 A.M. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Fr. Robert Hart officiating.  Burial Laketon Township Cemetery.  MEMORIALS: Prince of Peace Building Fund and Hospice of Muskegon. www.mlive.com/obits   —Young, (231) 722-3873

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BOWNE, Pearl F. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 August 1961  Page 39  Mrs. Bowne  Here 25 Years,  Dies at Age 66  Mrs. Pearl F. Bowne, 66, of 62 W. Walton Ave., a resident here since 1936 after moving from Grand Ledge and active as a communicant of St. Jean's Church, died today at her home after a long illness.  Born Dec. 22, 1894, in Manistee, Mrs. Bowne attended schools in Manistee.  She was married Dec. 27, 1921, to Raymond Bowne in Ludington.  Her activities in the church included membership in the St. Ann's Society.  She leaves her husband; two sons, Raymond, Jr., and Richard, both of Muskegon; a brother, John of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Lou of Muskegon and Mrs. Miller Joseph of   Johannesburg, and 14 grandchildren.

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BOWNE, Raymond Joseph

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 January 1979  Page 36  BOWNE, MR.

RAYMOND JOSEPH  2933 Dawes Rd.   Roosevelt Park   Mr Raymond Bowne age 78, passed away Wednesday at Mercy Hospital.  He was born June 3, 1900 in Ludington.  He came to Muskegon in 1920 where he resided most of his life.  He was married to the former Frances Pearl Blair, Dec. 23, 1920, she passed away Aug. 1961, in Muskegon.  He was employed in the Printing Dept. at Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1970.  Mr. Bowne attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.  His survivors include 2 sons Raymond and Richard of Muskegon, 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  The Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Rev. Leo Rosioniec celebrant, interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A Bible Vigil will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Friday, where they may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial tributes are suggested to the Emphysema Division of Muskegon TB Association.  Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.  –Young

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BOYCE, Johnathan

See Thomas Dill data

 

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

BOYD, Elizabeth (Miss)

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

The Misses Marcella Moon, Luella Marsh, Elinor Chamberlain, Helen Koblishke, Helen Eames, Elizabeth Boyd, Mildred Suit, and Ora Morton, Orin Gray, Roscoe Rodgers, Arthur Cross, Max Koblishke, Richard Haven, John Quincy, John Andrews, and Chester Cloeting, all students at the University of Michigan are spending their annual spring vacation at their homes.

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BOYD, John Frederick

Biography

 

BOYD, DeVere R.

Biography

 

BOYD, Mary

Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber II, Page 81, Local File # 1201. 

August 22, 1875, married in Muskegon.

Wm. Henry Carmel, resident of Muskegon, age 24, born Spring Lake, MI,

parents names not included.

Mary Boyd, resident of Muskegon, age 22, born Grafton, WI.

Married by John F. Hill, minister of the gospel.  Witnesses F. K.

Demning and Mary Johnson, both of Muskegon.

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BOYER, FLOSSIE L. MRS. (LOEHR)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 30 September 1987, Page 6C

BOYER, MRS. FLOSSIE L., 2401 Duff Rd., Twin Lake.  Mrs. Boyer, the former Flossie L. Loehr, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1987, at the age of 77.  She was born in Bitely, MI on Jan. 22, 1910 and married Frank H. Boyer on Oct. 17, 1928.  Mrs. Boyer was preceded in death by a sister, Laura M. Hain on March 1, 1987.  SURVIVORS:  Husband, Frank H.; 2 sons, Frank E. of Twin Lake & Jack of Grand Haven; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 brother, Henry Loehr of Montague; sister-in-law, Florence Kushnak of Muskegon.  SERVICE:  Thursday 1 P.M. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Ben Jansen officiating.  VISITATION:  Today 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock Muskegon

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BOYER, FRANK H. MR

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 November 1993, Page 6C

BOYER, MR. FRANK H., Twin Lake.  Mr. Boyer, age 95, passed away Wednesday evening.  He is survived by his sons, Frank Boyer of Twin Lake and Jack (Darlene) Boyer of Grand Haven; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie in 1987.   Mr. Boyer was a retiree of C & O Railroad and a member of the B.P.O.E. of Muskegon and the Muskegon Eagles.  The family will receive visitors Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel, 1783 E. Keating, Muskegon.  Funeral Services on Saturday will be announced.  Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel, 77-3557, 1-800-479-3557

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BOYER, Harry N.

Obituary

BOYER  Obituary: Muskegon Chronicle  Monday,March 17  1924 HARRY N. BOYER'S DEATH IS MOURNED Body of  Former Muskegon Man,Spanish War Veteran,Here for Burial Harry Nelson Boyer,a brother of Edmund W. Boyer, assistant  cashier of the National Lumberman's bank, and a former  resident of this city, died at the Edward Hines Jr.,hospital in  Maywood,Ill., Saturday,after a six months illness. Mr.Boyer  was a Spanish war veteran. His home was at Marquette. Mr.  Boyer was born here July 31,1872. He graduated from the  highschool in 1891 and later was employed by the Pere  Marquette railway. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American  war,he enlisted in company C,34th Michigan volunteers  infantry and saw service in Cuba in the siege of Santiago. His  comradeship and his service won him tribute from Captain  F.C.Whitney. After his return to the United States,he entered  the employ of the Duluth,South Shores and Atlantic  railways,at Marquette, and remained in the auditor's office  there until the time of his illness. Mr.Boyer was married March  9,1904 to Mrs. Elizabeth Gray of this city. He is survived by  four brothers: Edmund W. Boyer and Dr.William F. Boyer of  this city, Dr. Raymond W. Boyer of Marquette, and Albert T.  Boyer of Cedar Rapids,Ia; three sisters, Rose Boyer and  Mrs.Ray Dawes of Muskegon Heights and Kate Boyer of Santa  Barbara,Cal. The funeral will be held at the residence of  Edmund W. Boyer,at 229 Terrace street, at 2:30 Tuesday  afternoon. The Spamish-American war veterans will attend in  a body and act as pallbearers. A squad will fire a salute and  sound taps. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. 

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BOZELL, (Mrs.) Sara W.  Grimm

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Mi    January 17,1993

The Funeral Service will be held Monday 11:00 A.M., Lee Funeral Home. Fr. Marvin  Archer officiating.  Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitatation: Today 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.  Memorial: Michigan Heart Association.   --Lee (733-2152)

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BOYLE, THOMAS PATRICK MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 8 April 2007, Page 4-B

Thomas Patrick Boyle, Ada, MI.  Thomas Patrick Boyle, age 56 of Ada, born August 9, 1950 in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007.  Tom was a very devoted husband and father.  Tom had an amazingly positive attitude about life.  His gentle loving spirit was an inspiration for all that knew and loved him.  He devoted a great deal of his energy and time to one of his greatest passions; his work.  His family immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1958 and settled in Alma, Michigan.  He was a graduate from Ferris State University in Business and President of Bishop Distributing.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eileen Boyle; father-in-law, Arnold Cliff.  Surviving are his wife, Judy Cliff Boyle; son, Thomas (Dugan) Boyle; brothers and sisters, Tony (Virginia) Boyle of Highland, Gerard Boyle of Alma, Eileen (John) Boyle Chlebana of Mattawan, Noel (Karen) Boyle of Traverse City, Mary Theresa (Tom) Hale of Ithaca, James (Deborah) Boyle of Alma; mother-in-law, Irma Cliff; sisters-in-law, Marcia (Joe) Namenye, Barbara (Bruce) Holmblade, Connie Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; survived also by his Beloved Irish Aunt Mary “May” West of Alma.  Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at St. Robert Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr. with Rev. R. Louis Stasker, presiding.  Interment Cascade Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Edward Jones, 216 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686, to the Educational Fund for Dugan Boyle.  O'Brien-Eggebeen – Gerst  www.gerstfuneralhomes.com

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BOZELL, Thomas

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Mi   October 19,2001  

Mr. Thomas Bozell, age 48, passed away unexpectantly October 15,2001.  He was born  October 4,1953 in Muskegon to William R. and Nancy A. (Brainard) Bozell.  Tom was a  graduate of Muskegon High School.  He was formerly an active member of St. Mary’s  Catholic Church where he had been an altar boy and lecturer.  He was employed at  Hackley Hospital for many years.  Tom is survived by his mother, Nancy A. Bozell; 1  brother, James A. (Mary Carlson) Bozell of North Muskegon; 4 sisters, Kathyrn  (Douglas) Dekker of East Lansing, Candice (Gregory) Dault of North Muskegon, Susan  (Christopher) Carrierre and Julie (Matthew) Bond both of Norton Shores; an Uncle,  James A. Brainard; several nieces and nephews; a great niece and a great nephew.  He  was preceded in death by his father, William in 1971.  Private graveside services were  held this morning at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Memorials:  American Heart Association.  Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home.   Website:   http://lee.plan4ever.com                             

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BRACE, LAURA L. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 March 1999, Page 4A

BRACE, MRS. LAURA L., Whitehall, MI.  Mrs. Laura Brace, age 77, passed away Saturday February 27, 1999.  She was born September 25, 1921 in Nirvana, MI.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Margie Workman of IL and Phyllis Murphy of White Cloud, MI; 1 brother, Richard Nelson, 1 sister, Violet Gale both of Muskegon; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and the family of Ralph Iervolina.  She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Margaret Lundgren and dear friend, Ralph Iervolina.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday 11:00 A.M. at the Young Funeral Home.  Fr. Henry Dondzila officiating.  Burial Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION: Today 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.  —Young, 722-3873

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BRACKETT, LORI ANN MISS

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 8 May 2005, Page 5-B

Lori Ann Brackett, Twin Lake.  Lori Ann Brackett, age 41, died May 2, 2005.  Born July 22, 1963, in Ludington, to Donald and Mary (Chapman) Brackett, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 27 years.  She was preceded in death by her father.  FAMILY:  Her mother, Mary Hanke; 3 sisters, Mary Jo (Mike) Mason of Grand Rapids, Audrey Hart and Sally (Ron) Lavasseur, both of Muskegon; 3 brothers, Tom (Debbie) Brackett of Scottville, Donald (Mary) Brackett of Muskegon and Kenneth (Janie) Brackett of Spring Lake; a special niece, Trisha Brackett of the US Air Force in Turkey; aunt, uncles, nieces & nephews.  SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, May 5, 2005, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Eric Coulon officiating.  Interment was made in North Weare Cemetery - Oceana County.  MEMORIALS:  National Kidney Foundation of MI, 2350 S. Huron Pkwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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BRADFIELD, Lary Gene 

Marriage

BRADFIELD, Lary Gene  897 E. Forest Ave., and Sharon Kay Cochran, 929 Dale Ave Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11

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BRADFORD, TOM “CHARLES” MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 October 1992, Page 6C

BRADFORD, MR. TOM “CHARLES”, Fruitland Township.  Mr. Tom “Charles” Bradford, age 60, passed away Saturday evening, October 17, 1992, at Hackley Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born on August 2, 1932, in Muskegon, and was a lifelong area resident.  On July 20, 1957, he married the former Jacquelyn A. Petersen, who survives.  Mr. Bradford was employed as a tool die maker for Midwest Machine & Mfg. Co. for over 28 years.  His SURVIVORS include his wife, Jacquelyn; 2 sons, Michael Thomas Bradford, of Whitehall, and Larry Thomas (Sharilyn) Bradford, of North Muskegon; 3 grandchildren, Tommy & Shawn Bradford, and Larry Ward; his in-laws, Marilyn and Lenz Temple, of Fruitland Twp., and Janet and Ted Kittridge, of Montague; his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Irene Borgerding, of Shelby, and nieces and nephews.  The MEMORIAL SERVICE will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, 4283 North Weber Road, Whitehall, with Rev. Kim Kirschall officiating.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.

—Achterhoff 1751-65 Peck St.  722-6717

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BRADLEY, ?

Article

East Muskegon

 

BRADLEY, Thomas

Researchers Notes

My grand-father's name was Harry Dorr Bradley, and he lived on Lake Street.  I believe he was general manager for Chase  Hackley Pianos in the 1910's-1920's, located him in Chicago in 1937,  where he died. 

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BRADLEY, W.H.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

BRAMBLE, Charles A.

Military

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS, 1861-1865, Vo. 27, TWENTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY,  page 15.

Bramble, Charles A.  Enlisted in company F, Twenty-seventh Infantry, Sept. 21, 1862 at Grosse Pointe, for 3 years, age 21.  Mustered Oct. 1, 1863.  Joined Regiment at Louisville, Ky., Nov. 6, 1863.  Discharged by S.O. No. 3, dated Jan 4, 1865.

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Military

CIVIL WAR VETERANS MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI  Page B-52 and 53

BRAMBLE, CHARLES A., born 1849 NY, d unknown, bu Norton cem gr 59 (CR, CWC). Md Emma R. Early ca 1871, died 1912 (CR).  Ch four, including E. Clifford b 1872 (MMR 4-208), and Charles A. (1910)  Charles Bramble enlisted in Co. F, 27 MICHIGAN Infantry as private from Grosse Pointe on 21 Sept. 1862.  He served 26 months before being discharged 4 Jan 1865 by Special Order #3 (R27:15, 1888 p346, 1890 p7)  Bramble moved to Muskegon County in 1885, settling first at Black Lake, then Fruitport, before moving into Muskegon Heights in the early 1890's.  He was granted an original pension 1 May 1900.  (1894 p.12, 1910 Muskegon Heights, p1)

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BRAMBLE, (Mrs. Charles A., Sr.) Emma (Early)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, November 9, 1912, p. 5:3

Mrs. Charles A. Bramble, Sr.   Mrs. Charles A. Bramble, sr. died at her home, corner of Fifth street and Columbus avenue, Muskegon Heights last night after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Bramble was born in Prattsburg, N.Y. 60 years ago and then moved to Muskegon Heights seven years ago.  Mrs. Bramble, whose maiden name was Miss Emma Early was married to Charles A. Bramble, sr at Potter, N.Y. in 1871.  She was a member of the Heights M. E. church.

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons; E. Clifford Bramble of Muskegon Heights, Charles A. Bramble jr of Detroit and Roy G. Bramble of Los Angeles, Calif. and one daughter, Mrs. Edward H. Highley, Lapeer, Mich., four brothers, Fred and Clarence Early of Geneva, NY and Claude Early of New York city and A. P. Early also survive her.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber III, page 216, local file 507, Nov. 8, 1912

Emma Bramble, female, white, married.  Age 60-9-3. Born in New York   Died, Muskegon

Township   Cardiac Neuralgia   Parents, Mark Early, NY and unknown.

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BRANCH, Hazen

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 28, 1936, page 2

Heights Man Died After Explosion  Hazen Branch Was Fatally Burned in Plant at Wyandotte.  Hazen Branch, 38 years old, former resident  of Muskegon Heights, who died Saturday in receiving hospital, Wyandotte, was fatally burned in an explosion in a Wyandotte industrial  plant the same morning.  He had carried a length of hose up a ladder to do some welding and in an unaccountable manner some of the  acetylene gas escaped causing an explosion when the torch was ignited.  Mr. Branch was born in Wayland, Nov. 26, 1897.  He had resided  in and about Detroit for the last nine years.  From 1917 until 1926, he lived in Muskegon Heights, being employed by Campbell, Wyant  and Cannon Foundry company and the Lakey Foundry company as a welder.  He is survived by his widow, the former Lillian Stiner; four  sons, Clyde, Don, Hazen, Jr. and Allen and a daughter, Jean, all at home; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Branch of  Muskegon Heights; one brother, Clarence of Muskegon Heights, and a sister, Mrs. Burr Bogart of Big Rapids.  Services were held at the Lee funeral home today and burial took place at Mona View.

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BRAND

 

BRANDT, Emil

Article

The Baldwin Connection

 

BRANDT, Isaac

Anniversary

Muskegon News Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, March 6, 1909, page 7:4 and 5

PIONEER HOLLANDERS   {Picture}   Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Brandt, who have just  celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

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Braspenninx, Shirley (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B

Ravenna - Shirley Braspenninx, age 66, died Wednesday morning at home after a long battle with cancer.  Survivors:  Husband Gregory “Jack”; 4 sons, Bruce (Debbie) and Gary (Beverly) both of Ravenna, Greg Jr. (Christi) of Muskegon, & Scott (Linda) of Grand Haven; 9 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; 1 sister, Elizabeth Oom of Sparta, Shirley was predeceased by a grandson Brian, 1 brother & 2 sisters.  Memorial Service Saturday, 11:30am at Throop Funeral Home, Ravenna with Rev. Don VanSlyke officiating.  Cremation has taken place.  Burial:  Ravenna Cemetery, Memorial:  Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana Co.  The family will greet family and friends at Moorland Twp. Hall after the service.

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BRASTAD, Henry

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

BRAULT

 

BREEN, Cecelia M. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, February 13, 1984. Page 5C:4

BREEN, MRS. CECELIA M.   1684 Vulcan St.  Mrs. Cecelia M. Breen, age 86, passed away  Sunday morning at a local nursing home.  She was born July 2, 1897 in Bendon, MI and has resided in Muskegon since 1941.  She was married to Oliver R. Breen who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1983.  She is survived by her children, Wm. and Kenneth Breen & Mrs. Steve (Faye) Karafa, all of Muskegon, Elmer Melville of Muskegon, Nelan Melville of Twin Lake, Mrs. Robert (Opal) Gothblad of Ironwood, MI and Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Nack of Bellevue, WA; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Lowell Popps of Muskegon.  Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday from the Sytsema Chapel with Chaplain John Zuidema officiating. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7 P.M. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 P.M.   –Sytsema

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BRIGGS, Artis A. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, March 26, 1966, page 9:5

Mrs. Briggs, Here 22 Years, Found Dead   Mrs. Artis A. Briggs, 40, of 1524 Lake Shore  Drive, a resident here since 1944 after moving from Madisonville, Tex., was found dead  Friday at her home.  Coroner Basil Young said she took her own life.  Mrs. Briggs had  been in ill health and recently had undergone surgery.  Born Nov. 16, 1925 in  Madisonville, she attended Texas Women’s University and was employed by Misco Corp.   She was married in Texas in 1943 to Russell Briggs.  She leaves her husband, two sons,  Brian and Scott, both at home; three daughters, Sandra, Vicki and Debbie, all at home;  and her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Whitmire in Texas.

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BRIGGS, Douglas Le Roy

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Wednesday, March 23, 1938, page 10

Douglas LeRoy, the infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Comet Briggs, of Twin Lake, died early today at Mercy hospital.  He was born in this  city Jan. 31, 1938.  Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Darroll and Marvin; his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Ferd Briggs at  Ravenna and Mr. And Mrs. Judson McGahan at White Cloud.

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BRIGGS, MR. LLEWELLYN C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 March 1969, Page 31

L. C. Briggs Dies at 52 - Llewellyn C. Briggs, 52, of 2723 Duck Lake Road, was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital today after being stricken with a heart attack at home.

Mr. Briggs was a worker at Continental Motors Corp. for 23 years and a member of Local 113.  Born July 10, 1916 at Summit City, he had been a resident of Muskegon since 1946.  Mr. Briggs married the former Ora Norman on Oct. 7, 1950 at Manton.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army in the Pacific Theater.

Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Sharon Marie at home; four sons, Alan Ray, Rodger Clyde, Russell Clinton and Michael LaVerne, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Erma Briggs of Manton; five sisters, Mrs. Leola Reeves of Whitehall, Mrs. Norman House and Mrs. Raymond Bonebrake of Muskegon, Mrs. Jesse Carmean of Manton and Mrs. Virgil Schlotter of Grand Rapids; and two brothers, Harley of Oregon and L. Wallace Briggs of Hilman.

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BRIGGS, MR. LLEWELLYN C. 2723 Duck Lake Rd., Whitehall

Mr. Llewellyn C. Briggs, age 52 years, passed away suddenly this morning.  Services will be announced later by the Sytsema Funeral Home.—Sytsema.

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29 March 1969, Page 24

BRIGGS, MR. LLEWELLYN C. 2723 Duck Lake Road, Whitehall

Services for Mr. Llewellyn C. Briggs will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sytsema Chapel, Rev. Wesley Sundberg officiating and interment will be in the Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.—Sytsema.

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BRIGGS, ONA M. MRS. (NORMAN)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 March 2008, Page 4-B

Briggs, Mrs. Ona M., Whitehall.  Mrs. Briggs, age 81, died March 19, 2008.  She was born March 14, 1927, in Grand Rapids, to Robert and Ina (Grumm) Norman.  On October 7, 1950, in Manton, she married Llewellyn Briggs, who preceded her in death.  She had worked as a nurse aide at Heartland Health Care Center-Whitehall for 15 years, retiring in 1999.  Mrs. Briggs was a member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, and had been involved in Covenant Women and 4-H.  Mrs. Briggs also raised her sister, Milly, from age 11 weeks, when she was orphaned.  She was preceded in death by a son, Rodger Briggs, and a sister, Ruth Thue.  FAMILY: Her children, Sharon (Travis) Stewart of AZ, Alan (Elizabeth) Briggs of Montague, Russell Briggs and Michael (Rochelle) Briggs, both of Whitehall; grandchildren, Kathryn Briggs and Aron Briggs, both of Montague, Samantha Briggs of Muskegon and Abigal Briggs of Whitehall; siblings, Richard Norman of Manton, David Norman of Newaygo, Eleanor Norman of Muskegon and Milly Norman of AZ.  SERVICE: Was Friday, March 28, 2008, at 11:00 AM, from Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Brian L. Kyle officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BRIGHT, Merle

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, November 16, 1927, page 12:3

Boy Auto Thieves Add to Record in Latest Escapade   As automobile thieves, William  Fix, 12 years old, and his brother, August, 9 years old, hold the record here.  The two  Muskegon Heights youths added two more cars to their total yesterday, making four  automobiles and a horse and buggy they have stolen since last Sunday, according to  the officers.  A Ford sedan owned by Earl Eckerman, employed at the Campbell, Wyant  and Cannon factory, was stolen yesterday by the boys.  Then Merle Bright, 198 West  Clay avenue, reported that his Ford coupe was stolen and later abandoned in Muskegon  Heights.  The boys last Sunday stole a horse and buggy owned by Henry Carlson, a  farmer, driving it from St. Mary's church to Muskegon Heights.  On Tuesday they stole  an automobile owned by Clarence W. Mullen, 138 John street.  It was found at  Muskegon Heights.  The same day another car owned by Earl Fordham, employed at  the Brunswick plant, was stolen.  The boys were brought before the juvenile court when  taken into custody a few days ago.  They were released and went back to stealing Fords. 

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BRIGHTWELL, (Mrs. Thurman) Byrdie Luvina (Jackson)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, November 14, 1952, page 24:2

Mrs. Brightwell, Whitehall, Dies   Whitehall, Nov. 14 – Mrs. Byrdie Luvina Brightwell, wife of Thurman Brightwell, Whitehall businessman, died today at their home here, after an illness  of three weeks.   A resident of the community for several decades, Mrs. Brightwell was 69 years old.   She was born Jan. 8, 1883 in Pennsylvania, the former Byrdie Luvina Jackson.  She  was married May 15, 1901 at Braddock, Pa.  The family first came to the Montague area and later moved to Whitehall, where the Brightwells operate a service station, cold storage and  trucking firm.  Mrs. Brightwell was a member of the Methodist Church.   She leaves her husband, four sons and four daughters, Edgar, Wilbur, Henry, Ward, Mrs. Adam Kelly and Miss  Norine Brightwell, all of Whitehall, Mrs. Ruby Brown and Miss Pearl Brightwell, both of Muskegon, and Joseph, Chicago; one brother, William Jackson, Philadelphia; one sister, Mrs.  Walter Davis, Braddock, and nine grandchildren.   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mission Covenant Church by Alfred Ulner, pastor.  Burial will be at  Oakhurst.  The Gee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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BRIGHTWELL, LUCILLE M. MRS. (DOVIN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 February 2004, Page 7-A

Mrs. Lucille M. Brightwell, Montague.  Mrs. Brightwell, age 69, of Montague, died February 7, 2004.  Born May 7, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York, she had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  She was married to Joseph Brightwell Sr., who preceded her in death in 1992, and with him was co-owner & operator of the T. Brightwell Co.  Mrs. Brightwell was preceded in death by a son, James Brightwell, in 1994.  FAMILY.  2 sons, Thurman "Steve" (Pam Horn) Brightwell of Rothbury and Joseph Jr. (Lynetta Thompson) Brightwell of Montague; a daughter, Denise of Muskegon; several grandchildren; a brother, James Dovin.  SERVICE:  Private services have been held.  MEMORIALS:  American Diabetes Association, Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.  CLOCK - White Lake

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BRIGHTWELL, Thurman (Tom) C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, September 16, 1954, page 36

Death Takes T.C. Brightwell at Ann Arbor   Whitehall, Sept. 16 – Thurman (Tom) C. Brightwell, 78, owner of a service station, frozen food storage and trucking farm, died Wednesday at  the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.   Mr. Brightwell was born in 1875 in Ohio and married Byrdie Jackson Jan. 8, 1902 in Pennsylvania.  She died in November, 1952.  The couple first moved to Montague where Mr. Brightwell was a butcher, coming to Whitehall in 1920 where he established a service station, frozen food business and local and long  distance trucking firm.  He leaves four sons, Edgar B., Wilbur and Ward, all of Whitehall, and Joseph of Montague, and four daughters, Mrs. Adam Kelly and Mrs. Ray Dyess, both of  Whitehall; and Mrs. Rubt Brown and Miss Pearl Brightwell, both of Muskegon.  A brother died last week.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mission Covenenat  Church with Rev. Henry Nelson officiating.  Burial will be in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall.  Arrangements by Gee Funeral Home.

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BRINEN, William

Biography

 

BRININGSTOOL, Delia (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 9 April 1904, Page 1

AGED WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY AT FRUITLAND.  Mrs. Delia Briningstool died at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, P. J. Martin, in Fruitland at the age of 88 years.              She had not been ill and retired in her usual good health last night.  At 7 o'clock this morning her son went into her room to waken her and found her in a stupor.         Dr. J. G. Jackson was summoned but Mrs. Briningstool passed away soon afterwards.  Death was due to a hemorrhage of the brain.  Mrs. Briningstool had lived in Fruitland twenty years, having previously resided in Galesburg, Mich.

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  10 April 1904  Page 1

AGED WOMAN  DIES SUDDENLY  AT FRUITLAND  Mrs. Delia Briningstool died at 9  o'clock this morning at the home of her son, P. J. Martin, in Fruitland at the age of 88  years.  She had not been ill and retired in her usual good health last night.  At 7 o'clock  this morning her son went into her room to waken her and found her in a stupor.  Dr.  J. G. Jackson was summoned but Mrs. Briningstool passed away soon afterwards.   Death was due to a hemorrhage of the brain.  Mrs. Briningstool had lived in Fruitland  twenty years, having previously resided in Galesburg, Mich.

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Brink, Onner

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Tuesday, May 5, 1914 page 7

Onner Brink died at 4:45 o'clock this morning at his home, 17 Catherine street, after a four months illness, aged 49 years.  Mr. Brink was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garret Brink, in 1870 locating in Muskegon.  He has been employed by the Towner Hardware company for the past 13 years.  Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, the Misses Ethel B. and Gertrude W. Brink, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garet Brink of this city, two sister, Mrs. Edgar Dausey of Muskegon and Mrs. Charles Huff of Grand Rapids; and two half-brothers, Dick Brink and Heldebrant Brink of this city.  He was a member of the Fourth Christian Reformed church.

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BRISTOL

 

BRITTIN, Ara B.