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CAINE, Edwin Wale

Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber II, page 44, record #652, July 28, 1872, Whitehall, Michigan:   Edwin Wale Caine, 21, groom; born at Grand Haven (Ottawa  County)    Elen Dora McCarthur, 18, bride; born Hillsdale Co., MI

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CABALA, DONNA M. MRS. (GIBBS)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 July 2006, Page 5-B

Mrs. Donna M. Cabala, Whitehall.  Mrs. Cabala, age 85, of Whitehall, died July 9, 2006.  Born April 23, 1921, in Whitehall, to Frank and Maude (Bostwick) Gibbs, she had lived in the White Lake area all her life.  On September 11, 1944, in Muskegon, she married Albert Cabala, who preceded her in death.  She had worked at Whitehall Products until retiring in 1986, was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.  FAMILY: 3 children, Ken Cabala of Grand Haven, Karen (Ron) Barrs of Montague and Matt Cabala of Whitehall; 3 grandchildren, Tim (Stacy) Cabala, Taylor Cabala and Earl Cabala; 2 great-grandchildren, Hannah Cabala and Alyssa Cabala.  FUNERAL LITURGY: Was Friday, July 14, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Chris W. Rouech presiding.  DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to remember the Memorial Fund of St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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CALDERON, Constance Irene (Mrs.) Hile

Obituary

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

1448 Jiroch St. Muskegon   Mrs. Juan (Constance Irene) Calderon, age 67, passed away  Wenesday afternoon at a local covalescent home after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 26,  1921 in Muskegon and was a life-long resident. She was employed at C.W.C. Foundry.  The former Constance Irene Hile married Juan Calderon in 1949. Mrs. Calderon was a  house-keeper for many years for the John Nolan family. Survived by her husband,  Juan; two step-daughters, Mrs.Kurt (Olga) Stembol of Montague and Mrs. Wilbur  (Ofillia) Meyers of Swartz Creek; 2 adopted  sons, Candelario Vargas and Reynaldo  (Andrea) Vargas of Whitehall. Service of Remembrance Monday 1 P.M. at Balbinie- Apostle Chapel of Chime, Rev. Don LeMaire officiating. Mrs. Calleron was taken to  Sunrise Crematorium. No Visitation. Memorials-Alzheimers.  Balbirnie-Apostle

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Caldwell, Mrs. William

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan September 5, 1914  Mrs. William Caldwell  Mrs. William Caldwell died at her home, 79 Addison street yesterday afternoon after a brief illness.  Mrs. Caldwell was born at Ravenna, Ohio, February 22, 1869 where she received her education.  In 1880 she married William Caldwell and later moved to Minneapolis where they lived until 1911 when they came to Muskegon.  Mrs. Caldwell was a member of Davis Hive No. 5, L.O.T.M.M.  Besides her husband , Mrs. Caldwell leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert Boguis of Paris, France; Margaret at home; and three sons, Charles of New York city, Edgar of Philadelphia and Harry of Muskegon.

Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, September 7, 1914

The funeral of Mrs. William Caldwell will be indefinitely postponed pending the arrival of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Boguis, from Paris, France.

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CALIFF

 

CALKINS, William F.

Biography

 

CALLAN, Timothy B.

Biography

 

CALLENDER, JANET MRS. (MCGHEE)

Obituary

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

Mrs Janet Callender, Twin Lake.  Mrs. Callender, age 71, died June 7, 2004.  Born June 23, 1932, in Detroit, to William and Helen (Rogers) McGhee, she had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  She was married to Harold Callender, who preceded her in death in 1991.  She had been a branch manager of the Secretary of State’s office, retiring in 1991.  Mrs. Callender had been active in the Girls Scouts, and was a member of the DAV Chapter #11 Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Foose, a grandson, Terry Foose, and a brother, David McGhee.  FAMILY:  1 daughter, Vickie Wilson of Whitehall; 3 sons, Harold “Jim” Jr. (Linda) Callender of Shelby, William (Judith) Callender of Muskegon and David (Nancy) Callender of FL; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, June 10, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Fr. Phil Witkowski officiating.  Interment was made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.  MEMORIALS:  Arthritis Foundation, Michigan Chapter, 17117 W. Nine Mile Rd. #950, Southfield, MI 48075-4516.  CLOCK - White Lake

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CALLENDER, NANCY GAIL MRS. (DAVIS)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 May 2006, Page 6-B

Nancy Gail Callender, Mulberry, AR.  Mrs. Nancy Gail Callender, age 52, of Mulberry, Arkansas died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in the Sparks Regional Medical Center, Ft. Smith, Arkansas following an extended illness.  She was a native of Macclenny, Florida, and had resided in Baker County most of her life before moving to Mulberry, Arkansas two years ago.  Nancy had lived in the Whitehall, MI area for a few years.  David, her husband, is a native of Whitehall.  She is survived by her husband, David Callender of Mulberry; one daughter, Bonnie (Darrell) Blackburn of Macclenny, Florida; two sons, Jerry Knight of Mulberry and Jimmy (Krystal) Duncan of Jacksonville, Florida; her mother, Ruby Lee Davis of Macclenny; four sisters, Judy Ann Harvey and Wanda Bryant, both of Sanderson, Florida, Annette Mash of Maclenny and Tammy Collins of St. George, Georgia; two brothers, Randall Davis of Glen St. Mary, Florida and Donald Davis of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Kasey, Ethan, Jenny, Jacob and Nicholas.  Local survivors include sister-in-law, Vickie Wilson of Whitehall, MI; brother-in-laws Jim Callender (Linda) of Shelby, MI and Bill Callender (Judith) of Holton, MI; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted May 3, 2006 in the New Hope Church of Macclenny with the Rev. J.C. Lauramore, pastor, officiating.  Interment in Turner Cemetery, Baker County.  Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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CAMBREY, Leman A.

Biography

 

CAMPAU, George

Article

Trading Post

 

CAMPBELL, Donald J.

Biography

 

CAMPBELL, Elizabeth

Obituary

Elizabeth Campbell - Senior High Student Dies at Age of 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Campbell, 981 Washington avenue, and a student in Muskegon Senior High school, died Sunday (Jan 13, 1935) at Mercy hospital following an emergency operation for appendicitis. Miss Campbell was taken ill last week and rushed to the hospital where an operation was performed Wednesday.  She was a Sophomore at Muskegon Senior high school where she entered the 10-B class in Septmeber after a high scholastic record in Central Junior high school.  She had an average of about 87.  She was born May 1, 1919 in Muskegon and attended the Olivet Evangelical church and Sunday school.  She leaves besides her parents, three sisters, Elsie, Margaret and Frances and one brother, John, all of Muskegon.  source:  Muskegon Chronicle Monday Jan 14, 1935

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CAMPBELL, John

Biography

 

CAMPBELL, SAMUEL MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 March 1932, Page 12

GRAVESIDE RITES FOR SAMUEL CAMPBELL, 87.  Whitehall, March 28.—(Special)—Graveside services were held Saturday afternoon for Samuel Campbell, 87 years old, who had lived for a number of years at the home of Joseph O’Connell.  Burial was in Duck Lake cemetery with the Rev. Peacock of the Montague Presbyterian church in charge.  Mr. Campbell came from Chicago and had been employed by Mr. O’Connell for a number of years.  He had no near relatives.     

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Canfield, Charles

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Saturday, June 13, 1891

CANFIELD -- At the residence of Capt. F. F. Barnes, 83 Houston avenue, of peritonitis, Charles Canfield, aged nineteen years.  He had made his home with Capt. and Mrs. Barnes for the past year, his former home having been in Greenville.  His parents are dead, but a brother and three sisters survive him.  The last heard from the brother he was in Marquette, but the whereabouts of the sisters are unknown.  Funeral at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.  Marquette papers please copy.

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CAPEK, EVANGELINE “BABE” D. MRS. (GROFF)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 10 September 2006, Page 5-B

Evangeline D. “Babe” Capek, Whitehall.  Evangeline D. “Babe” Capek passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2006, following a long illness.  She was born on January 6, 1914 to Ray and Rose (Bethke) Groff in Scottville.  She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Muskegon in 1931.  On December 18, 1935, she married C.A. “Tippy” Capek who preceded her in death in October of 1999.  She was employed by D.S.S. where she was a Protective Services Worker, and a champion of all children.  She retired in 1977.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn and Gerry.  She leaves to mourn her passing: son, Richard (Patricia) of Cedar Springs; son, Ray, and daughter, Annie, both of Whitehall; nieces, Judie Widder and Rozeanne Sherman of Henderson, NV; granddaughters, Nancy McCall and her children, Anna and Ray, of Clawson, and Jane (Todd) Weida and children, Katherine and Kimberly of Sand Lake.  As per her request, there will be no funeral.  Cremation has taken place.  A graveside interment of her ashes will be held at a later date.  She lived her long life with grace and kindness and dignity and she will be deeply, sadly missed until we are reunited with her once again.  Thank you to all who gave her so much love and friendship through her entire life. She cherished you all.  As she requested, those wishing to make a donation in her memory are asked to please consider the Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon, and the Hospice House of Muskegon.

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CAPERS, Donna Marie  & Torrey Antonio DAY

Birth notice - Muskegon,a girl,at Hackley, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.20,2001, Page 4B

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CARDEN

 

CARDENAS, Juan

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  15 July 1957  Page 25

Juan Cardenas,  Heights, Dies  Juan Cardenas, 2908 Hoyt street, Muskegon  Heights, a resident here for the past 15 years, died at Hart Saturday after a short illness.   He was 64 years old.  Born in Mexico May 5, 1893, he was educated there.  He came to  the United States when 24 years old in 1927, settling in Crystal City, Texas.  Mr.  Cardenas came here in 1942 and was last employed at Campbell, Wyant and Cannon  Foundry Company’s Plant No. 2  He leaves no relatives in this area.

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2908 Hoyt Street, Muskegon Heights

The Memorial Service for Mr. Juan Cardenas will begin at Eleven o’clock Wednesday  morning at the Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel, Rev. Mr. Martinez officiating and the interment  will be in Fruitland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mortuary.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.

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CARDINAL

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

CARL, Lawrence A.

Biography

 

CARL, W. J.

Biography

 

CARLOCK, JULIA ANN MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 March 1958, Page 23

Mrs. Carlock, 93, Dies at Home Of Daughter.  Mrs. Julia Ann Carlock, 93, a resident of Muskegon Heights since 1946, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vallia Pemberton, 2505 Getty street.  Mrs. Carlock was born Oct. 30, 1864, at Athens, Tenn., where she spent most of her life.  She attended public schools and was married to the late Ernest Carlock at Athens in 1900.  Since coming here to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Carlock attended the Phillips Chapel AME Church.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bettie Shermon, of Athens, and Mrs. Pemberton, and two sons, McKinley Carlock, of Braddock, Pa. and Oscar Carlock, of Athens.

10 March 1958, Page 22

CARLOCK, MRS. JULIA ANN, 2505 Getty St., Hts.  Funeral services for Mrs. Carlock will be held Wednesday 2 P. M. from The Phillips Chapel AME Church, Rev. Ruben E. Russell officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chapel.  —Reynolds.           

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CARLSON

 

CARLSTON

 

CARMEAN, JACK LAVERNE SR. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 July 1991, Page 7D

CARMEAN, MR. JACK LAVERNE, SR.  Mr. Jack LaVerne Carmean, Sr., died early Saturday morning at a local hospital following a long illness.  He was born in Muskegon July 6, 1931 and lived in this area all of his life.  He married the former Jacqueline Croft in Muskegon June 8, 1957.  He was employed at Bowman’s Body Shop for many years until his retirement in 1990.  Mr. Carmean was an avid hunter and fisherman.  SURVIVORS include: his wife, Jacqueline; 1 son, Jack (Kelly) Carmean, Jr. of Twin Lake; 3 daughters, Mrs. Wanda Wydeck of Rothbury, Mrs. Wendy (Terry) Sherrell of Twin Lake and Suzanne (Ted) Carmean of Whitehall; 3 brothers, Frank (Ann) Carmean of Fruitport, Robert (Sue) Carmean of Muskegon and Ron (Sally) Carmean of Norton Shores; 3 sisters, Mrs. Barbara (Everett) Smedley of Grand Haven, Mrs. Norma (Harley) Garvey of Muskegon and Mrs. MaryLou (Simon) TenBrink of Norton Shores; 11 grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.  The FUNERAL SERVICE for Mr. Carmean will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Tuesday 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.  INTERMENT: East Fruitland Cemetery.  VISITATION: This evening 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  MEMORIAL: Hearing & Speech Center of Muskegon.

—Lee (733-2152)

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CARMEL, Henry

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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Misc.

The following came from a book and seems confusing at first:

Wednesday, June 22, 1881

Killed in a Sawmill-- The following dispatch was received in this city

yesterday.  Ludington, June 21--Mr. Gideon Carmel, Muskegon:  William

Carmel was killed today.  Funeral Thursday.  Mrs. Cooley, Louisa Carmel,

Gideon, Mary Johnson, Mrs. L. Dausey, F. K. Demning and wife, Silas and

Anthony Carmel, all relatives of the deceased, living in this city,

have gone to Ludington to attend the funeral.  Deceased worked in Ward's

sawmill as an edgerman, and was 28 years old and leaves a wife and two

children.

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Carmichael, Caroline (Mrs.) Henderson

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Monday, May 4, 1908  page 7

Mrs. Caroline H. Carmichael, formerly of Muskegon, died Friday afternoon at the home of her brother, S.I. Henderson, near Owosso.  Death was caused by cancer.  Mrs. Carmichael was 72 years old.  Mrs. Thomas Hanson of Muskegon township is a sister.

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CARPENTER, Florence

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, January 2, 1909, page 2:3

Married This Afternoon

Mr. Alvin Crampton and Miss Florence Carpenter, both of Holton were married at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the First Baptist church parsonage by Rev. Robert N. McNemer.  The bride wore a blue traveling dress and carried a bouquet of carnations.  The bridegroom is a brakeman on the Pere Marquette road and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carpenter.  They will reside at Traverse City.

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber V, Page 116, Record #6856, January 2, 1909

Alvin Crampton, 29, white, Res. Holton, MI; born, Michigan; brakeman, parents Jno. Crampton and Caroline Mott

Florence Carpenter, 22, white, Res., Holton, MI; born, Michigan, no occup., parents Joe Carpenter and unknown

Married Jan 2, 1909 at Muskegon, Rev. R.N. McNemer, Min. of Gospel.

Witnesses; J. Mills Easton, Jr., Muskegon and Octavia F. McNemer, Muskegon

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CARPENTER, WILLIAM “BILL” HAROLD MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 July 2006, Page 3B

CARPENTER, MR. WILLIAM HAROLD “Bill”, (Widower of Winifred and Ruby), North Muskegon.  Mr. William Harold “Bill” Carpenter, age 88, passed away Monday, July 10, 2006.  He was born October 12, 1917 in Hesperia to Jesse and Grace (Grimm) Carpenter.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WWII.  He married the former Winifred H. Sisson on January 18, 1946 and she preceded him in death on December 1, 1971.  He later married the former Ruby M. Draving on March 12, 1980 and she preceded him in death on October 26, 2004.  Prior to retirement in 1981, he worked 40 years as a truck driver for Superior Oil Company.  He was a member of First Wesleyan Church.  SURVIVORS include his caregivers and grandchildren, Gary and Vicky Sowles and their children, Tyler and Becca; his sister, Mary Esther (Ernest) Brock; his children from his first marriage, Joseph (Robin) Carpenter, Linda (Jerry) Phillippe, Debby (Don) Cooley, and Dixie Carrier; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Marie Michels and a step-daughter, Lois Koistinen.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, July 13, 2006, at First Wesleyan Church (1040 E. Forest Ave.) with Rev. Richard Bennett officiating.  INTERMENT will take place at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be directed to First Wesleyan Church. Arrangements handled by Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue (231) 726-5210 Sign the guestbook on-line at www.sytsemafh.com

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CARPENTER, Winnifred (Mrs.) Sissions

Obituary

White Laker and Northshore Interurban  Whitehall, Michigan  9 December 1971  Page 20

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, December 4, from the Fruitland Baptist Church, for Mrs. William Carpenter, 55, of Jay Road, Whitehall.  Mrs. Carpenter died December 1, at Muskegon General Hospital.  She was born November 21, 1916, in West Olive.  The former Winnifred Sissions, she married William Carpenter February 6, 1946, in Hesperia.  She was a member of the White Lake VFW Auxiliary.  She was attending the White Lake Community School to obtain her high school diploma.  She is survived by her husband William, five daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Ruth) Martin of Cleveland, Ala., Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Phillippo of Whitehall, Mrs. Harley (Dixie) Routlely of Ferry, Miss Rose Carpenter and Miss Debbie Carpenter both at home; two sons, Melvin Kissling of Montague and Joseph Carpenter at home; 10 grandchildren, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sissions of West Olive, three sisters, Mrs. Don DeWitt of Muskegon, Mrs. Mary Jane Roger of Royal Oak and Mrs. Herbert Coppersmith of Holland.  The Rev. Donald LeMaire of the Fruitland Baptist Church officiated at the services and burial was in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Gee Funeral Home of Whitehall.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2  December 1971, Page 22

MRS. WILLIAM CARPENTER.  WHITEHALL – Mrs. William (Winifred) Carpenter, 55, of rural Whitehall, died Wednesday at Muskegon General Hospital.  Arrangements by Gee.

Page 54

CARPENTER, MRS. WINIFRED H., 4931 Jay Road, Whitehall.  Services for Mrs. Carpenter will be conducted by Pastor Donald LeMaire Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fruitland Baptist Church.  Interment in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Mrs. Carpenter will be in state at the Gee Memorial Chapel from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. ‘til time of service Saturday, in the church.  —Gee.           

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CARR, ANNA E. MRS. (BURNS)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 June 2003, Page 6-B

CARR, MRS. ANNA E., Montague.  Mrs. Carr, age 91, of Montague, died June 16, 2003.  Born August 29, 1911, in Muskegon County, to Dolphis and Marie (Christianson) Burns, she had lived in the White Lake area all her life.  She was married to James Pothoff, who preceded her in death.  In 1968, she married James Carr, who preceded her in death in 1991.  Mrs. Carr had been a homemaker and was a member of several Veteran Auxiliary groups over the years.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Reed.  FAMILY:  1 son, James (Joan) Pothoff of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Darlene Grenell (John Stubbeard) of Twin Lake and Gail Baxter of Montague; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  CLOCK - White Lake

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 June 2003, Page 3B

CARR, MRS. ANNA E., Montague.  Mrs. Carr, age 91, died June 16, 2003.  Born August 29, 1911, in Muskegon County, to Dolphis and Marie (Christianson) Burns, she had lived in the White Lake area all her life.  She was married to James Pothoff, who preceded her in death.  In 1968, she married James Carr, who preceded her in death in 1991.  Mrs. Carr had been a homemaker and was a member of several Veteran Auxiliary groups over the years.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Reed.  FAMILY:  1 son, James (Joan) Pothoff of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Darlene Grenell (John Stubbeard) of Twin Lake and Gail Baxter of Montague; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  —Clock – White Lake

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CARR, BERNICE JEAN

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 May 1989, Page 2B

BERNICE JEAN CARR, 66, of Fremont, formerly of White Cloud died Thursday at Newaygo Medical Care Facility.  Arrangements by Crandell, Fremont.

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CARR, James A. “Jamie”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  11 January 1991  Page 4C  CARR, MR. JAMES A. “JAMIE”  Whitehall  Mr. Carr, age 66, died January 10, 1991.  Born April 24, 1924, in Chicago, he had lived in the area a number of years.  In 1969, he married the former Anna Burns Pothoff in Muskegon and had been a self-employed entertainer.  Mr. Carr served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans Tazelaar Post No. 103.  FAMILY  His wife, Anna; a stepson, James (Joan) Pothoff of North Muskegon; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Gail (John) Wackernagel of Montague and Darlene Grenell (special friend, John Stuberg) and Mrs. Sheree (Lee) Black, both of Twin Lake; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a niece, Judy Skaggs of Muskegon.  FUNERAL  Sunday, January 13, 1991, at 5 P.M., from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Kim W. Kerchal officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS  Saturday, 6:30-8:30 P.M. and Sunday, 1-3 P.M., in Whitehall  --Clock  White Lake

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CARR, Oliver B.

Biography

 

CARR, William

Article

East Muskegon

 

CARR, William Thomas

Biography

 

CARRICK, Alta Lou White (Mrs.) White

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Sunday, May 12, 2002   CARRICK, MRS. ALTA LOU   MUSKEGON   Mrs. Alta Lou Carrick, age 72, died  Thursday, May 9, 2002.  She was born in Alba, MI on March 4, 1930 to James and Alta (Pringle) White and married Donald Carrick on May  29, 1952 in Manistee, MI.  SURVIVORS   Husband, Donald; sons, Donn Carrick, William (Rhonda) Carrick & George Carrick, all of  Muskegon; granddaughter, Mindy Carrick; sisters, Betty (Dave) Lareva of Twin Lake & June (Francis) Welliver of Mancelona; brother Jack  White of Muskegon; many nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Dick, Tom & Don and sisters, Marion  Cook & Marguerite Jackson.  SERVICE  A private Family Service will be held.  There will be no visitation, MEMORIAL: Charity of Choice.   -Clock, Muskegon

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CARRICK, Dayber

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI February 27, 1948

Dayber Carrick, Worker, Dies   Dayber Carrick, 59 years old, 1110 Sixth street,  Muskegon Heights, an industrial worker here for nearly 30 years, died in his home  yesterday after a long illness.   He was born in Fruitport, Dec. 16, 1888.  He was married  to the former Miss Anna Berkel there Aug. 28, 1919 and they moved to Muskegon in  1923.  Mr. Carrick was employed as a chauffeur for Eugene Muerer, founder of Central  Paper company, in 1916.  He worked as a millwright at the Campbell, Wyant and Cannon  Foundry company from 1917 to 1920 and later at the Browne Morse company.  He was  last employed by the Shaw Walker company from 1939 to 1943 as a tailer and joiner.  He  leaves his wife; two sons, William J. and Donald E., both of Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs.  Janice Gzym of Muskegon, a brother, Loren of Fruitport; and a grandchild.

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CARRIER

 

CARROLL, Richard

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Tuesday, March 19, 1946, page 2

Deny Entering Tavern   Pleas of innocent were entered in circuit court Monday for  Arthur Carrier, 31 years old, Grant R.R. 1; Richard Carroll, 31 years old, Fremont, R.  R. 4; and Charles Dagen, 29 years old, Holton, R. R. 1; charged with breaking and  entering the Maple tavern early Sunday.  Judge Joseph F. Sanford fixed bond at $2,000  each.

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CARSON

 

CARTER, Edwin George

Biography

 

CASE, Isaac A.

Obituary

Muskegon  News Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, April 22, 1911, Page 5:4

Isaac A. Case   Isaac A. Case died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. B. Dick, 20 Jiroch street, this morning at 1 o'clock, as the result of an attack of apoplexy.  His illness lasted but a few hours.  He was 72 years old.  Mr. Case was born in Hopewell, Ontario county, N. Y.  At the age of two he went with his parents to Goshen, Ind., where he lived for 63 years.  For the last few years he has been living at the homes of his children.  He leaves two daughters and one son, Mrs. Mary Miller, of Holton; Mrs. L.B. Dick of this city, and Arthur B. Case of Columbus, O.  The body will be taken to Goshen for burial.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber III, page 176, local record #789.  April 22, 1911

Isaac Case, male, white, widowed, age 72-5, died Muskegon of cerebral apoplexy, born N.Y., retired, Parents, B. V. Case and Abigail Amsen.

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CASHBAUGH, Joseph H.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, May 6, 1946, page 12:7

J. H. Cashbaugh, Retired Railroad Engineer, Dies   Joseph H. Cashbaugh, 85 years old, former resident of Michigan City, Ind. and  a retired railroad engineer, died late Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Phillips, 1726 Ruddiman drive, North Muskegon.   Born in LaPorte county, Ind., on Oct. 15, 1860, Mr. Cashbaugh lived in Michigan City for many years.  He was a fireman and engineer with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad until retiring in 1933.  Three years later he came to North Muskegon to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Phillips.   Mr. Cashbaigh leaves two daughters, Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Walter Saxer, Gerrit, Ind., and a brother, Clement, Michigan City.

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CASLER, SIGNE I. HOGAN MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 August 1992, Page 8D

CASLER, MRS. SIGNE I. HOGAN.  Mrs. Signe L. Hogan Casler, age 87, passed away on Friday morning, at Shore Haven Nursing Home in Grand Haven.  Mrs. Casler was a former member of Fruitland Baptist Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Delores) Dillinger of Grand Haven; a son, John (Eileen) Hogan of Somerset, CA; her grandchildren, and their spouses Pastor Kurt and Gail Dillinger of Grand Rapids, Koleen and Jim Volovlek, and Kara and Steve Richardson, all of Grand Haven, Kristopher and Laurie Dillinger of Rothbury, Sean Hogan and William Hogan of Sumerset, CA; 9 Great Grandchildren.  Mrs. Casler was preceded in death by her husbands, William Hogan and Cleo “Red” Casler.  The service for Mrs. Casler will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Fruitland Baptist Church with Pastor Donald LeMaire officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Mrs. Casler’s family will greet relatives and friends from noon until the time of service on Tuesday at Fruitland Baptist Church.  The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford, MI.

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CASTENHOLZ

 

CASTLE, ARMA W. MRS. (TRISLER)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 January 1996, Page 6C

CASTLE, MRS. ARMA W., Whitehall.  Mrs. Castle, age 76, died January 3, 1996.  Born November 11, 1919, in Oriam, MO, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 32 years.  The former Arma Trisler was married to Robert Castle, who preceded her in death in 1990.  She had been a homemaker and was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary.  Mrs. Castle was preceded in death by a brother, William Trisler.  FAMILY:  1 daughter, Kathy (Steve) Kroll of NV.  SERVICE:  Private services have been held.  Interment was made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  —Clock – White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 8 January 1996, Page A-11

Castle,  Mrs. Arma W., Whitehall.  Mrs. Castle, age 76, died January 3, 1996.  Born November 11, 1919, in Oriam, MO, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 32 years.  The former Arma Trisler was married to Robert Castle, who preceded her in death in 1990.  She had been a homemaker and was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary.  Mrs. Castle was preceded in death by a brother, William Trisler.  FAMILY:  1 daughter, Kathy (Steve) Kroll of NV.  SERVICE:  Private services have been held.  Interment was made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Clock - White Lake

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CASTLE, ROBERT C. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 February 1990, Page 2B

ROBERT C. CASTLE, 75, of Whitehall died Wednesday.  He was the husband of Arma Castle and a retired electrician.  Arrangements by Clock, White Lake.

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CASTONIA, DANIEL AARON MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 10 July 2005, Page 4-B

Mr. Daniel Aaron Castonia, Whitehall. Mr. Castonia, age 22, died July 3, 2005 in Pensacola, Florida.  Born August 24, 1982 in Muskegon to Dennis Castonia and Martha Vihtelic, and lived in the White Lake area all his life.  He moved to Pensacola a short time ago where he was in training for construction.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.  He always loved cooking and also enjoyed being a member of the White Lake Lions Club.  Family:  His father Dennis Castonia of Whitehall, his mother Martha Vihtelic of Shelby.  One sister, Laura Castonia of Shelby, many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.    Memorial Visitation:    A Memorial Visitation was held Thursday, July 7, 2005, from the Clock Chapel in Whitehall.  Memorials:  The White Lake Lions Club.  CLOCK - White Lake

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CATHER, John

Article

Schooner Tennie and Laura

 

CATO, Robert C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon,Michigan March 7,1998  CATO,Mr. Robert C.  Grand Rapids(formerly of Muskegon) Mr. Robert C.  Cato, age 70, passed away Thursday, March 5,1998 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, in 1997. He was a  retiree of the C&O Railroad, a U.S.Army veteran having served with the Occupational Forces in Japan following WWII, and a  member of the Moose Lodge #763. Mr. Cato's SURVIVORS include his 5 children, Mary and Scott Zdybel of Grand Rapids, Peggy  and Gary Conrad of Kentwood, Robert and Robin Cato of Grand Rapids, Janice Cato of Walker, and William Cato of Walker; 3  brothers, Ben(Eleanor) Cato of Lakeland,FL, Larry (Margene) Cato of Muskegon, and Donald(Linda) Cato of Fullerton,CA; 1 sister,  Margaret (Jack)Green of Holton; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-granchildren; 2 brothers-in-law, Raymond(Blanche)McLean of Grand  Haven, and William(Joan) McLean of Muskegon; 1 sister-in-law, Helene Warner of Walker, and many nieces and nephews. The  FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated Monday,March 9,1998, 10:30 am at Holy Name of Jesus,1530 Godfrey SW, Grand Rapids.  Friends may meet the family Sunday,March 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home where a vigil service will be held Sunday  evening at 8pm. INTERMENT at Holy Cross Cemetery. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to the American Heart  Association, the Holy Name of Jesus Church Building Fund,or the charity of one's choice.   Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel  2120 Lake  Michigan DR.NW   Grand Rapids,MI   Heritage Funeral Service  

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CAVANAUGH

 

CENSER, Francis Eugene

Biography

 

CENSER, Mrs. Frank E.

Personals

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, June 4, 1927

Miss Anna A. Franke of SanFrancisco is the guest of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr.  and Mrs. H. A. Franke, 1133 Jefferson street.  Mr. and Mrs. Leon Holland, and  daughters, Dorothy and Ruth, of Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Matthews of Flint have  returned to their homes after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stanfield, 142 Monroe  avenue.   Mrs. Frank E. Censer, 1784 Terrace street is the guest of friends in Chicago.  Miss Janet Bouma, of Grand Rapids, is spending a few days visiting friends in the city.   Carl H. Knopf, county agricultural agent, will return to Muskegon Tuesday following a  weeks absence from the city.  Dr. and Mrs. F. B. Hinchman, McGraft street, have  returned from a ten-day motor trip to Owensboro, Ky., where they were the guests of  their son, D. N. Hinchman and family.

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CHADDOCK, Gilbert

Biography

 

CHADDOCK, Gilbert Clark

Biography

 

CHADWICK, Joseph

Biography

 

CHADWICK, Sarah

Article

Summer Visitors   Muskegon Chronicle, Tuesday, August 2, 1921, page 5

Mrs. J. W. Eddy and granddaughter, Sarah Chadwick, 46 Sanford street, left this morning for a visit with relatives at Lansing and Durand.  (see also Joseph Chadwick biography)

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CHAFFEE, BRUCE V. MR.

Obituary and Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 January 1987, Page 1A

Man, 26, killed in crash.  By JENNY VOGT Chronicle staff writer.  A 26-year-old Fruitland Township man was killed early this morning when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving and hit a tree near the intersection of Michillinda and Jay roads, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department.  Muskegon County’s first auto fatality of 1987 was Bruce V. Chaffee of 2935 Scenic Drive who apparently fell asleep at the wheel of the vehicle, Sheriff reports indicated.  There were no witnesses to the accident, which was reported at 1:18 a.m.  THE ACCIDENT report said Chaffee’s truck was westbound on Michillinda when the truck may have gone off the road onto the right shoulder.  Chaffee then apparently lost control of the vehicle, which spun sideways and rolled onto its side with the cab hitting a large tree.       Sheriff Department officials said a routine investigation will continue, but no autopsy is planned and alcohol was not a factor.  The Muskegon County Medical Examiner’s office reported Chaffee died of multiple head injuries.  Chaffee had been employed as a craftsman at R & J Woodworking in North Muskegon.  He had served with the U.S. Navy for eight years before that.  A 1978 graduate of Whitehall High School, Chaffee is described by those who knew him as an exceptional young man.  While in high school he had participated in varsity football, wrestling and baseball, according to school officials.  “YOU JUST wouldn’t believe what a super kid he was,” said Barbara Beckeman, whose son, Dan, had attended school with Chaffee.  “He always had a smile, he was always happy, he was just uplifting.”  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church in Whitehall.  Visitation will be at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall Friday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Survivors include his father, Robert Sr. and stepmother Rosella; three sisters, Brenda of Whitehall, Cindy of Texas, and Judy Haines of Holton; five brothers, Robert Jr. of North Muskegon, Peter of Muskegon Heights, Jeff of Whitehall, Jonathan and Timothy at home; and a step-grandmother, Gladys Franklin of Muskegon.

9 January 1987, Page 4C

CHAFFEE, MR. BRUCE J., North Muskegon.  Mr. Chaffee, age 26, died January 8, 1987.  Born August 28, 1960, in Muskegon, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  A 1978 graduate of Whitehall High School, he had been a craftsman at R.J. Woodworking.  Mr. Chaffee served in the US Navy for 8 years.  FAMILY:  Parents, Robert & Step-mother Rosella, 3 sisters, Brenda of Whitehall, Cindy of TX, Mrs. Ed (Judy) Haines of Holton; 5 brothers, Robert Jr. of No. Muskegon, Peter of Muskegon Hts., Jeff of Whitehall, Jonathon & Timothy at home; Step-grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Franklin of Muskegon.  SERVICE:  Tomorrow, Saturday, January 10, 1987, at 10:30 A.M., from Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Kenton Anderson officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Today, 2:30-4:30 & 6:30-8:30 P.M., in Whitehall.  —Clock White Lake

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Obituary and Article

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 13 January 1987, Page A-21

Area man dies in single car crash.  A Fruitland Township man died early Thursday morning when he apparently lost control of his vehicle which struck a tree on Michillinda Road, just east of Jay Road, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department.  Bruce Chaffee, 26, of 2935 Scenic Drive, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck, and was found dead at 1:18 a.m.  Chaffee was traveling westbound on Michillinda Road when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, which rolled over, hitting a tree, according to a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department.  According to a Muskegon County medical examiner, Dr. David Dora, Chaffee, a 1978 graduate of Whitehall High School, died of head and neck injuries.  His death marks this year’s first traffic fatality in Muskegon County.

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Mr. Bruce John Chaffee.  Mr. Bruce John Chaffee, age 26, of 2935 Scenic Drive, North Muskegon, died Thursday, January 8, 1987 in Fruitland Township.  Mr. Chaffee, a craftsman at R & J Woodworking, was born in Muskegon on August 28, 1960.  He is the son of Robert Chaffee.  A White Lake area resident for several years, Mr. Chaffee also served in the U.S. Navy for eight years.  He is survived by, his parents, Robert and step-mother, Rosella Chaffee; three sisters, Brenda of Whitehall, Cindy of Texas and Mrs. Ed (Judy) Haines of Holton; five brothers, Robert, Jr. of North Muskegon, Peter of Muskegon Heights, Jeff of Whitehall, and Jonathan and Timothy at home; and step-grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Franklin of Muskegon.  The funeral service was held Saturday, January 10, 10:30 a.m., at the Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Kenton Anderson officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Township Cemetery.      Funeral arrangements were handled by Clock Funeral Home of White Lake.

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CHAMBERLAIN, Elinor (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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CHAMPION, ELEANOR M. MRS. (MELLMAN)

OBITUARY

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

Eleanor M. Champion, Montague.  Mrs. Champion, age 87, died November 18, 2006.  Born December 25, 1918, in Detroit, to Charles and Jeanette (DeWitt) Mellman, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 47 years.  On August 7, 1937, she married Harry W. Champion, who preceded her in death in 1974.  Mrs. Champion had worked at Kysor of Cadillac for 16 years, retiring in 1979, and had attended Christ the Rock World Harvest Church in Montague.  FAMILY: A daughter, Patricia Champion (companion, Michael “Dave” Yeager) of Montague; grandchildren, Michelle (Daniel) Vermilyea of Muskegon, Stephen Scott of Iowa and Shane Scott of Ypsilanti; great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Scott, Megan Vermilyea, Dominick Vermilyea and Isaiah Scott.  SERVICE: Was Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at 1:00 PM from Cock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Gary A. Kozicki and Pastor LeRoy McClain officiating.  Interment in Oakwood Cemetery - Gaines, Michigan.  DONATIONS: American Diabetes Association, Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720  CLOCK - White Lake

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CHAN, Gin

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, June 24, 1971, page 34

CHAN, MR. GIN   165 W. Western Ave.   Mr. Gin Chan, age 73, passed away  Wednesday evening in Chicago, Ill.  Born in Canton, China he came to the USA in 1924  coming to Muskegon from the Philippines.  He was the president of House of Chan, Inc.   Surviving is one son Fook Yeun Chan of Chicago and 2 grandsons, Shew Ning Chan and  Kenny Chan both of Muskegon.  The service for Mr. Chan will be held Saturday  afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Clock Chapel.  Interment will be made in Sunrise  Memorial Gardens.       –Clock

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Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, June 24, 1971, page 21

Gin Chan, 74, Restauranteur, Stricken, Dies   Gin Chan, recently retired, owner of House  of Chan restaurant and a leader of Chinese-American people in Muskegon and the  Midwest died Wednesday.   In ill health for about a month, the 74-year-old businessman  was stricken in Chicago and died at a hospital there.  He had been hospitalized while  visiting friends in California and was returning to Muskegon when he became ill again in  Chicago.  Mr. Chan came to the United States in 1924 and operated restaurants in  Chicago and South Bend, Ind. before coming to Muskegon in 1952 and purchasing the  House of Chan.  He was the restaurant’s president until a month ago when he stepped  down and turned over the operation to his grandson, Shew Ning Chan.  The grandson had  been managing the business since 1968.

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CHANDONNETT, George L.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  11 September 1991  CHANDONNET,  R.

GEORGE L.  Fruitport Twp.  Mr. George Chandonnet, 78, died early Tues. morning, Sept. 10, 1991, at Mercy Hospital.  He was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Muskegon, and had been a life resident.  He had worked at C.W.C. for 36 years before retiring, was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and was a Communicant of St. Jeans Catholic Church.  He was married to the former Winnifred Burns, who preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 1981.  Survivors include 3 Brothers:  Larry (& Phyllis) Chandonnet, Clarence “Barney” (& Lillian) Chandonnet, Victor (& Beverly) Chandonnet, all of Muskegon; 5 Sisters:  Mrs. Reuben (Bertha) Sandberg, Mrs. Alvin (Dolores) Boucher, Mrs. Virginia Ashcraft, Mrs. Jene (Rita) DeMarse, Mrs. Robert (Louise) Busch, all of Muskegon; 2 Sisters-in-law:  Flora Chandonnet of Muskegon, Olga Chandonnet of Nebraska; many Nieces and Nephews.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 7:00 pm Fri. at St. Jeans Catholic Church, with Fr. Stephen S. Dudek as Celebrant.  Interment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  For a more lasting Memorial, please consider the Building Fund of St. Jeans Catholic Church.  Arrangements by  The Walburn Chapel  Sytsema Funeral Homes  1547 W. Sherman Blvd.

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CHANDONNET, Winifred “Freddie” (Mrs.) Burns

Obituary

The Muskegon Chronicle  February 26, 1981 page 9C

CHANDONNET, MRS.  WINIFRED “Freddie”  2239 Mt. Garfield Rd.  Mrs. Chandonnet, 72, died Wednesday morning at her  residence.  A life resident of Muskegon, she was the former Winifred Burns, and married George L. Chandonnet on Sept. 19, 1936 in  Muskegon.  Mrs. Chandonnet was a member of St. Jean’s Catholic Church, and had last been employed as a supervisor at Wagner’s  Blueberries.  She is survived by her husband, George; two sisters:  Mrs. Corlis (Lucille) Weaver and Mrs. Evelyn Pascoe both of  Fruitport Twp.  A brother, Robert Burns, and a sister Dorothy Sturgeon predeceased her.  The Funeral Mass for Mrs. Chandonnet will  be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday in St. Jean’s Catholic Church with Rev. Pedro Garcia as Celebrant and interment in St. Mary’s  Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Walburn-Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 P.M. today and may meet the family there 2 to  4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday and Friday.  A Rosary service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 P.M. Friday.  Memorial  contributions may be made to St. Jean’s Catholic Church or the Michigan Heart Assn. --Walburn-Sytsema

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CHANEY, GORDON H. MR

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 March 2007, Page 3B

CHANEY, MR. GORDON H., Muskegon.  Mr. Gordon H. Chaney, age 78, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007.  He was born in Muskegon, MI on April 5, 1928 to Harry & Elois (Elliot) Chaney.  He served his Country in U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Chaney had been employed as a flower delivery driver.  He liked fishing, loved the outdoors and spending time with his nieces and nephews.  SURVIVORS:  Sisters, June (Jerry) Hackey of Muskegon, Katie Califf of Muskegon; many nieces & nephews.  SERVICE:  According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private graveside service will be held at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL: Charity of your choice.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book. Clock Life Story – Muskegon

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CHANEY, Helen

Article

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

Theft of her automobile from Western avenue last night was reported by Helen Chaney, 325 Iona avenue.

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CHARLES, RICHARD “DICK” MR

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 31 December 2006, Page 7-B

Richard “Dick” Charles, Montague.  Mr. Richard L. "Dick" Charles, age 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 at Mercy General Hospital, Muskegon.  He was born June 26, 1926 in Muskegon.  On July 14, 1956 he married the former Sue Loehr of Montague.  He served during WWII with the Seabees.  After being discharged from the service he returned to Muskegon where he was employed at Continental Motors.  In Montague in the 1960s he owned and operated a barbershop.  Later on he also owned and operated his own garbage service until his retirement in 1978.  He was a member of the White Lake VFW Post #3256, and was a member and past master of the Montague Masonic Lodge.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sue; one daughter, Jana (Dennis) Simons of Grandville; 2 granddaughters, Katie Grace and Maggie Elizabeth Simons.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Dean Simons; one sister, Marge Cole of Washington State; one nephew, Nick Lake, of Grand Rapids.  A private family service was held.

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CHARRON, Adolph

Biography

 

CHASE, Braton S.

Biography

 

CHASE, Clarence A.

Biography

 

CHASE, Miss Sarah Lucinda

Obituary

Muskegon Times, Muskegon, MI Sunday, June 25, 1911, page 1

ILL SEVERAL MONTHS   Death of Miss Sarah Lucinda Chase, Aged 17 Years.  Sarah  Lucinda Chase, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Chase, who live on  the Grand Rapids road, died at Hackley hospital yesterday forning (sic) after an illness o  fseveral (sic) months. Beside her father and mother she is survived by two sisters, Evelyn  and Verena and three brothers, Edward, George and Walter.  Funeral notice will be given  later.

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CHATTERSON, Margret

Article

East Muskegon

 

CHEEKS, James

Obituary

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

CHEEKS,Mr.James   2417 Howden St. Muskegon Heights   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, 11:00 A.M.  at Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel of Chimes, Rev. Fr. Tom Bolster officiating. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Veterans  Services: 11 A.M. at the Mortuary under the auspices of the V.F.W. Post No.9688. Rosary: Wednesday evening 8:00 P.M.

Balbirnie-Apostle

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CHERNEY, BRUCE RICHARD MR.

Article

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 August 1999, Page 1-A

Fatal crashes claim two lives.  A Twin Lake man and a Laketon Township man died in separate fatal crashes last week.  Early Monday morning, August 23, Bruce Richard Cherney, 44, of 2576 Fenner Road was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash at Kern and Peterson roads.  That single car crash happened at about 12:34 a.m. in Laketon Township.  According to information from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s office, Cherney was a passenger in the vehicle headed east on Kern Road as the driver lost control and failed to make a stop for the stop sign at Peterson Road.  IT slid across Peterson and struck a utility pole at the front seat passenger’s door.  Cherney was not wearing a seat belt.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash and last week deputies sought more information on the driver.  He was seen by witnesses who heard the crash and went outdoors to investigate.  He fled the area.  On Wednesday evening, August 25, a Twin Lake man, William Joseph Musser, 38, of 659 W. Englewood died as a result of injuries he suffered during a single vehicle crash on the curve near Montague Tree Farms in Montague Township at 7:40 p.m.  Musser was taken to Mercy-General Health Partners Sherman Campus where he was pronounced dead.  His passenger, James Robert Joslin, 41, of Dogwood Court in Muskegon, was listed in critical condition in Hackley Hospital’s intensive care unit on Friday morning, Aug. 27.  According to a Muskegon County Sheriff report, Musser was westbound and had braked for a sharp curve, when he lost control and slid on the pavement.  His vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  Dave Francis of Montague Tree Farms was nearby mowing his yard at the time of that crash.<

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CHESSEY, Donald E.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, March 16, 1971

CHESSEY, MR DONALD E.   1057 James Avenue   Mr. Donald E. Chessey, age 71  years, passed away Monday morning at the residence after a lingering illness.  He was  born Dec. 19, 1899 at Cloquet, Minn., and had lived in Muskegon the past 51 years.  He  was married to the former Helen E. Mouneir on Nov. 17, 1927 at Muskegon.  He had  been employed at C.W.C. Fdry. and was last employed at Teledyne Continental Motors  until his retirement in 1955.  He was a communcant of Our Lady of Grace Catholic  Church, Rev. Fr. Donald Weber as celebrant and the interment will be in St. Mary’s  Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 7 p.m. this  evening where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.   –Sytsema

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CHESSEY, Helen M. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  July 14, 1991, page 10D

CHESSEY, MRS. HELEN M.   Muskegon   Mrs. Helen Chessey, age 97, died Friday  July 12, 1991 at a local nursing home.  She was born July 6, 1894 in Clarkfield, MN and  had lived in Cloquet, MN and Muskegon area for most of her life.  She married Bill  Chessey on November 3, 1915 and preceded her in death in 1948.  Mrs. Chessey had  been employed at Mercy Hospital prior to retirement and was a member of St. Joseph  Catholic Church.  Survivors include 2 daughters, Maxine Siiter of Muskegon and Phyllis  Wreath of Ravenna; 1 son, J. William Chessey of St. Paul, MN; 1 sister, Mrs. Doris  Narbeck of Minneapolis, MN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Mrs.  Chessey was preceded in death by her daughter, Virginia Anderson in 1974.  FUNERAL  SERVICE: Monday afternoon at 1:00 P.M. at the Young Funeral Home, Fr. John  Johnson officiating.  Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  VISITATION: There will be no  visitation.       –Young

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CHESSEY, Julius William

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Thursday, February 26, 1948, page 2

J. W. Chessey, 60, Workman, Dies   Julius William Chessey, 60 years old, a Continental  Motors corporation employee and former woodworker in Cloquet, died yesterday in  Hackley hospital after a seven-months illness.  He was born in Cloquet, Sept. 10, 1887.   He was married to the former Miss Helen Marie Crawford in Minneapolis, Minn. Nov.  13, 1915 and lived there until 1917 when they settled in Cloquet.  They came to  Muskegon in 1942.  He was a communicant of the St. Mary’s church and a member of  the Fraternal Order of Eagles and A.O.U.W. of Cloquet.  He leaves his wife; three  daughters, Mrs. Albert Anderson of Two Harbors, Minn., Mrs. Amos Siiter and Mrs.  Walter Wreath of Muskegon; a son, Juel William Chessey of Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs.  Gene Cruice and Mrs. Cora Newstrom, both of San Diego, Calif; three brothers, Fred of  Seattle, Wash., Maurice of Garden Grove, Calif., and Donald of Muskegon; and four  grandchildren.

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CHESTER, VIRGINIA RENEE MRS. (BIRD)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 December 2007, Page 3C

CHESTER, MRS. VIRGINIA RENEE, Muskegon.  Mrs. Virginia Renee Chester, age 49, died December 21, 2007 at home.  She was born in Muskegon, Michigan on August 18, 1958 to Harold Sr. & Margaret (McNarland) Bird and married Thomas Chester on August 16, 1980 in Muskegon, MI.  Mrs. Chester had taught 2nd grade at Holton Public Schools and was a member of the Reeths Puffer Band Parents.   SURVIVORS:  Husband of 27 years, Thomas; parents, Harold & Margaret Bird, Sr.; 2 sons, Philip (Rachel Sebring) Chester and David Chester, both of Muskegon; 1 sister, Vivian (Ira) Hite of Whitehall; 2 brothers, Harold (Myra) Bird, Jr. and Vernon (Denice) Bird, both of Muskegon; and parents-in-law, Arthur & Jean Chester of Muskegon.  SERVICE:  Monday, December 24, 2007, 11:00 AM, at Lakes Community Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Tom Parks officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.   VISITATION:  Sunday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at Clock Life Story Funeral Home-Muskegon.  MEMORIAL: to the family for distribution to Virginia's favorite charities.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.  Clock Life Story- Muskegon

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CHIDESTER, John & Nellie

Photo

 

CHIDDESTER, Annie

Article

East Muskegon

 

CHIDDESTER, Mrs. Samuel

Article

Maple Island

 

CHILCOTE, ALICE B. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 30 August 1945, Page 2

Mrs. Chilcote, 86, Long Ill, Expires.  Mrs. Alice B. Chilcote, R. R.3, Dalton township, 86 years old, died Wednesday evening after an illness of several months.  She was born Oct. 17, 1858, at New Paris, Ind.  The former Alice Chilcote was married to Elisha R. Chilcote in Auburn, Ind., July 25, 1880.  The couple made their homes in Corona and Butler, Ind., in 1880 and 1888 respectively, moving to Payne, Ohio, in 1917 and then to Muskegon county in 1922.  He died May 23, 1916.  She leaves: five sons, John R., and Rev. Perry M. Chilcote, both of Dalton township, Bert R., of Elkhart, Ind., Walter E. and William A. of Muskegon; one sister, Mrs. Tom Truex of Nappanee, Ind.; 27 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren.

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CHILCOTE – Services for Mrs. Alice Chilcote, Route No. 3, Dalton township, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the Lee Funeral Home, Rev. Marcus Horness officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Mona View.

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CHILCOTE, EDITH A. MRS. (BODY)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 May 1959, Page 22

Mrs. Chilcote Dies at Mercy.  Mrs. Edith A. Chilcote, 63, of 2159 Lake Shore drive, a resident here since 1924, died Sunday at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.  Born Jan. 8, 1896, at Payne, Ohio, and formerly Miss Edith A. Body, she was married Jan. 15, 1918, to William A. Chilcote at St. Joseph.  She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle of Muskegon.  She leaves her husband; three sons, Donald and Jerry, both of Muskegon, and Phillip of North Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Shupp of Laketon Township, Mrs. Morris Powers of Muskegon, and Miss Maxine Chilcote at home; two brothers, John of Garret, Ind., and James of Huntington, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

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CHILCOTE, MRS. EDITH A., 2159 Lake Shore Drive.  The funeral service for Mrs. Edith A. Chilcote will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Virgil Napier officiating.  Mrs. Chilcote will be laid to rest in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home.  —Lee.       

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CHILCOTE, WILLIAM ALFRED MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 November 1962, Page 20

Mr. Chilcote, Ill Short Time, Dies at 64.  William Alfred Chilcote, 2195 Lake Shore Drive, who retired July 6 after 20 years with the Muskegon Sanitation Department, died Wednesday night in Mercy Hospital following a brief illness.  He was 64.              Mr. Chilcote was born Nov. 9, 1897, in Butler, Ind., and moved to Muskegon in 1923.  He was married in St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 15, 1918, to the former Edith Ann Body, who died in 1959.  Survivors include three sons, Donald and Jerry of Muskegon and Phillip Chilcote of North Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Shupp of Laketon Township, Mrs. Morris Powers of Muskegon and Miss Maxine Chilcote at home; three brothers, Perry of Fort Pierce, Fla., Bert of Elkhart, Ind., and Walter Chilcote of Muskegon, and nine grandchildren.

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CHILCOTE, MR. WILLIAM ALFRED, 2159 Lake Shore Dr.  Funeral services for Mr. William Chilcote will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Lee Funeral Home.  Mr. Chilcote will be laid to rest in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home.  —Lee.     

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CHINICK, Nap

Military

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Thursday, October 9, 1941, page 2:4

Home on Furlough   Pvt. Nap Chinick, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Tony Chinick, 2009 Lake Shore drive, home on furlough from Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., revealed today that he expects to be called in to maneuvers in North Carolina late this month.  Thousands of soldiers in eastern and southern camps are preparing to participate in sham warfare.

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Chrisenson/Christainsen/Christensen/Christenson/Christian/Christiansen/Christianson

 

CIHAK, Louis

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, June 3, 1918, page 2:4

Traffic Blocked, Crowd Attracted by Stubborn Burro   Traffic was blocked on Western avenue for a short time Saturday by just a long haired, homely burro, recently purchased by the  management of the Radium studio.  The burro was being taken to Lake Michigan park, where it is to be used in taking pictures this summer of the visitors, but just when it reached the car  tracks it decided that it did not desire to continue the journey.  A crowd collected, all telling how to get the burro off the tracks. An interurban conductor and motorman did considerable  cursing and finally a city car was also in line.  The employees of the street car company decided to disregard advice, and take matters in their own hands.  Four or five men stationed  themselves on the south side of the animal out of range of the heels and then shoved.  The burro just naturally couldn’t help but slide off the track.  Later the trip to the park was resumed  by the borro, under pressure.  Louis Cihak brought the burro from the country eight miles Memorial Day and it took most of the boys in the city to convince the burro that it was  necessary to leave the pasture for city life.  The animal it seems has taken a dislike to children.

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CIVIS, GERALD E. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 9 January 2006, Page 3B

CIVIS, MR. GERALD E., Whitehall.  Mr. Civis, age 78, died January 7, 2006.  Born December 22, 1927, in Chicago, to Gerald and Eleanor (Lemke) Civis, he had lived in the White Lake area since 1946.  On December 10, 1949, in South Bend, IN, he married the former EthelAnne Estlund and had worked for many years in the telecommunications industry, retiring from Verizon Communications.  Mr. Civis was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church, a Life member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, a curator, Board member and generous donor of and to the Montague Museum, and a member of the White Lake Men's Garden Club and Muskgon County Rock & Mineral Society.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was preceded in death by 2 brothers.  FAMILY:  His wife, EthelAnne; 2 daughters, Elaine (Scott) Stevens of Grand Haven and May Ellen Larson of Grant; 3 sons, Gregg (Robin) Civis, Jeffery (Irene) Civis and David Civis all of Whitehall; 1 granddaughter; 9 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; a foster daughter, Flo King of Montague; a brother, Kenneth (Mary) Civis of Wyoming; a sister-in-law, Minnie Estlund; a brother-in-law, James Estlund.  SERVICE:  Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 2:00 PM, from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL DONATIONS:  Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461.  -Clock - White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 January 2006, Page 4-B

Gerald E. Civis, Whitehall.  Mr. Civis, age 78, died January 7, 2006.  Born December 22, 1927, in Chicago, to Gerald and Eleanor (Lemke) Civis, he had lived in the White Lake area since 1946.  On December 10, 1949, in South Bend, IN, he married the former EthelAnne Estlund and had worked for many years in the telecommunications industry, retiring from Verizon Communications.  Mr. Civis was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church; a Life member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69; a curator, Board member and generous donor of and to the Montague Museum; and a member of the White Lake Men’s Garden Club and Muskegon County Rock & Mineral Society.  He proudly served in the US Army during World War II and was preceded in death by 2 brothers.  FAMILY:  His wife, EthelAnne; 2 daughters, Elaine (Scott) Stevens of Grand Haven and Mary Ellen Larson of Grant; 3 sons, Gregg (Robin) Civis, Jeffery (Irene) Civis and David Civis, all of Whitehall; 1 granddaughter; 9 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; a foster daughter, Flo King of Montague; a brother, Kenneth (Mary) Civis of Wyoming; a sister-in-law, Minnie Estlund; a brother-in-law, James Estlund.  SERVICE:  Was Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 2:00 PM from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL DONATIONS:  Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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CLARK

 

CLARY, Addie

Article

East Muskegon

 

CLARY, Patrick

Obituary
Muskegon Enterprise, November 25, 1870   FATAL ACCIDENT   A man named Patrick Clary, employed at Wilcox, Thomas & Co.'s mill, at Bluffton was shot by the accidental discharge of his gun at Black Lake, yesterday, which resulted in his death in a few hours.  It seems that the unfortunate man was resting with his chin on the muzzle of the gun, when he accidentally slipped, one foot striking the trigger, causing a premature discharge, the ball entering the chin and passing out at the top of the head.  Drs. Cook & Williams rendered all the aid possible, but of no avail.  Mr. Clary was an industrious young man, and much respected by his employers and associates.

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Cleveland, Frank

Article

Frank Cleveland ran a post-office and grocery in North Muskegon.  

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

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CLEVELAND, Mary Louise (infant)

Obituary

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

MARY CLEVELAND   Mary Louise Cleveland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cleveland, Bolt highway, died in Mercy  hospital Saturday.  She was born Oct. 23, 1936.  Besides her parents she is survived by three brothers, Darrel,  Gene and Charles; and one sister, Darlene, at home.

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CLINE,  Donald V. SR.

Obituary

Kent, Washington   Formerly of Muskegon. Mi  Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Mi     pg. 4B   Thursday, October 5, 2000   Mr. Donald Vernon Cline, Sr., age 54, passed away  Tuesday, September 26,2000 at his home in Kent, Washington.  He was born April  17,1946 in Muskegon.  He is survived  by his 2 children, Donald (Delane) Cline, Jr. of  Hudsonville, Mi. and Colleen (Theodore) Koch of Plainwell, Mi.; 5 grandchildren,  Christina, Charity, Dustin, Nathan, & Owen; his sister, Meredith (Glenn) Humphreys of  Grand Haven, Mi; and his nieces, Cristina Watt & Cindy Priester.  Donald was a very  positive, strong-willed, big-hearted, giving man who loved his children and grandchildren.   He liked football, baseball and roller-skating.  He received the Kent  Rotary Citizen of the year award in 1996 for all of his voluntary service.  He was a  member of the Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church in Kent, Wa.   A  Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at the Evanston Avenue Baptist  Church with Pastor Brian Oberg officiating.  Interment will be in Mona View Cemetery.                   -Ever Rest   Funeral Home & Chapel     (231) 777-3557        

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CLINGER, Vincent O.

Biography

 

CLOCK, MARGARET J. (Mrs.) Kleis

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Sunday, May 23, 1999, page 7D

CLOCK, MRS. MARGARET J.  Muskegon  Mrs. Margaret Clock, age 75, passed away  Friday evening, May 21, 1999 at her daughter's home.  She was born December 28,  1923 in Muskegon and was a life resident.  She had worked at Peggy White's and  Burdick and Jackson.  She was a Gold Star Mother, and a member of Christ  Community Congregational Church.  The former Margaret Kleis was married to William  Noore who preceded her in death.  She later married Henry J. "Bud" Clock on November  8, 1980 and he preceded her in death on September 9, 1998.  SURVIVORS include 2  children, Allan (& Cheryl) Cole, Nancy L. (& Kenneth) Hysell, both of N. Muskegon, 1  step-child, Barbara (& Edward) Bowen of Watervliet, 1 daughter-in-law, Kristi Cole, of  N. Muskegon, 3 grandchildren, Michelle (& Bill) Stinger, Jeremy (& Kerri) Basham, Jerry  (& Dawn) Cole II, 2 great-grandchildren, Johsua Stinger and Brooke Cole, 2  step- grandchildren, Steve (& Janice) Bowen, Heidi (& James) Olinger, 1 step-great  grandchild, Amanda Walton.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry R. Cole  who was killed in Viet Nam.  SERIVICES will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday Sytsema Funeral  Home, 737 Apple Avenue   With Rev. Ben Jansen officiating.  Burial will be in Laketon  Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION: 6-8 P.M. Monday,and one hour prior to the service.   MEMORIALS: Christ Community Congregational Church or Hospice of Muskegon- Ottawa.

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CLOCK, Tiede

Biography

 

CLOETING, Chester

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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CLOSE, FREMAN GARRISON MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 June 1917, Page 10

Freman Garrison Close.  Freeborn Garrison Close, aged 82 years, died at his home in Laketon township this morning, after a short illness.  Mr. Close was born in Arena, N. Y., and came to Grand Rapids with his family in 1881, moving to Muskegon in 1882, and to Laketon township in 1887.  He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the 144th Regiment of New York.  He was also a member of Phil Kearny post No. 7, G. A. A. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Charles Ralph of Laketon, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. James Welch of Seattle, and Mrs. Frank Caswell of New York state.  The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Charles Ralph, in Laketon.  Rev. W. L. Mann, pastor of the North Muskegon M. E. church, will officiate and burial will be in Laketon township cemetery.

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CLOSE, Ralph B.

Biography

 

CLOSZ, Harold Francis

Biography

 

CLOVER, Charles S.

Biography

 

COBER

 

COCHRANE, Florence Anna

Marriage

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Thursday, May 3, 1888

HALL-COCHRANE  -- In this city, last evening, by Rev. J.C. Jacob, at the residence of the bride’s parents, 264 Spring street, Mr. John J. Hall and Miss Florence Anna Cochrane, both of this city.  Only relatives and intimate friends were present.  The young couple will make Muskegon their future home and go at once to housekeeping.

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COCHRAN, Sharon Kay

Marriage

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

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COHN, DAVID A. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 December 1997, Page 5B

COHN, MR. DAVID A., N. Muskegon.  Mr. David A. Cohn, age 57, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 4, 1997 at his home.  He was born July 17, 1940 in Gary, IN, and had lived in Muskegon for the past 15 years.  On April 15, 1988 he was married to his wife, Ruthanne (Rice), who survives.  He served his country in the US Army for 8 years.  David retired 4 years ago from the Muskegon Mall, where he was employed for 5 years.  Surviving besides his wife, Ruthanne, are his 2 daughters, Colleen (Ken) Robbe of Dorr, MI and Catherine (Chuck) Carson of Ravenna; his grandchildren, Tiffany and Zachary; 1 brother, Edward (Jeanie) Cohn of Indianapolis, IN; 1 sister, Marsha (Doug) Johnson of Crown Point, IN; his step-mother, Marlene Cohn of Gary, IN; mother, Lyntine Deacon of Crown Point, IN; several nephews, a niece, and aunts and uncles.  Mr. Cohn was preceded in death by his father, Edward Cohn in June of 1997.  Memorial services will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. from the Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel, 1783 E. Keating with Rev. Jack Price of First Baptist Church officiating.  Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Fund.  -Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel 777-3557

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COLBERG, Albin

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday October 8, 1941, page 2:2

He’s Just a Hound But They’re Happy He’s Home Again

Mr. and Mrs. Albin Colberg or R.R. 3 are happy today.  Their year-old Kentucky Red-bone hound, “Rusty” is home, thanks to Charles J. Hozer, nearby neighbor.

The dog, which had evidently broken away, had been missing since about 5 p.m. Monday.  Tuesday morning Mrs. Colberg notified the sheriff and also placed an advertisement in The Muskegon Chronicle.  About an hour after the Chronicle went on sale, Mr. Colberg received a call from Mr. Hozer, saying he had found a dog of that description and would like to have him identify it.   So, “Rusty” and his owners are a happy family once more.

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COLBY, ANNA MAE OWEN MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 May 2006, Page 3C

COLBY, MRS. ANNA M., Whitehall.  Anna Mae Owen-Colby was born March 3, 1926 and died May 26, 2006.  Our mother made us all want to be a better person.  Her children were not the only fortunate ones.  She had a passion for life that guided her in all her endeavors.  In 1945, she graduated as an RN through the World War II Cadet Nurse Corp.  Through her nursing endeavor, she met and married Lloyd Colby.  Her focus on children influenced her decision to start the Button & Bows preschool at the White Lake Congregational Church.  In 1972, she opened the Jack-N-Jill daycare center, the first privately owned daycare center in West Michigan.  She was a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer withe the Red Cross, and a member of the Lion’s Club.  She enjoyed genealogy and linked her family to a Mayflower ancestor, William Brewster.  She also became an approved member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her love of children led her to volunteer at the Lion’s Club School in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, where she and Lloyd loved spending their winter months for years.  Lloyd and Ann had kindness and compassion.  Everyone was welcome in their home.  Anna Mae married Lloyd Colby on May 26, 1951; he predeceased her in 1998.  She is survived by her four children, Gale (Susie) Colby, Diane (Bob) Ingalls, Caryl (Greg) Ozar, and Gretchen (Paul) Jacobson and grandchildren, Katie and Colby Eklund, Owen Ingalls, Jenni and Derek Jacobson, Brent and Emily Ozar, and Maia Lerchen.  The visitation is 11-1 on Friday, June 2 and the service is following from 1-2.  They both will be held at Clock’s Funeral Home in Whitehall.  Donations in memory of Anna Mae Colby are asked to be made to the White Lake Lion’s Club, PO Box 42, Whitehall, MI 49461, which will benefit the children’s Lion Club School in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.  Clock - White Lake

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 4 June 2006, Page 6-B

Anna M. Colby, Whitehall, ANNA MAE OWEN-COLBY, BORN 03/03/1926; DIED 05/26/06.  Our mother made us all want to be a better person.  Her children were not the only fortunate ones.  She had a passion for life that guided her in all her endeavors.  In 1945, she graduated as an RN through the World War II Cadet Nurse Corp.  Through her nursing endeavor, she met and married Lloyd Colby.  Her focus on children influenced her decision to start the Button & Bows preschool at the White Lake Congregational Church.  In 1972, she opened the Jack-N-Jill day care center, the first privately owned day care center in West Michigan.  She was a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer with the Red Cross and a member of the Lion’s Club.  She enjoyed genealogy and linked her family to a Mayflower ancestor, William Brewster.  She also became an approved member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her love of children led her to volunteer at the Lion’s Club School in Zihuatanejo, Mexico where she and Lloyd loved spending their winter months for years.  Lloyd and Ann had kindness and compassion.  Everyone was welcome in their home.  Anna Mae married Lloyd Colby on 05/26/1951; he predeceased her in 1998.  She is survived by her four children, Gale (Susie) Colby, Diane (Bob) Ingalls, Caryl (Greg) Ozar, Gretchen (Paul) Jacobson; and grandchildren, Katie and Colby Eklund, Owen Ingalls, Jenni and Derek Jacobson, Brent and Emily Ozar and Maia Lerchen.  The service was Friday, June 2, 1:00 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.  Donations in memory of Anna Mae Colby are asked to be made to the White Lake Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 42, Whitehall 49461, which will benefit the children’s Lion Club School in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.  CLOCK - White Lake

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COLBY, Lloyd E.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  8 March 1998  Page 8A

COLBY, MR. LLOYD E.  Whitehall  Mr. Colby, age 70, died March 4, 1998.  Born  January 26, 1927, in Scottville, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 37 years.   On May 26, 1951, in Ludington, he married the former Ann Owen and had been Vice  President of Production at Port City Machine & Tool Co. until retiring.  He was  Commodore of White Lake Yacht Club, a member of White Lake Lions Club, a member  of Zihuatanejo (Mexico) Lions Club, was President of the National Tool & Die  Association and had served on the Whitehall District Schools Board.  Mr. Colby served  in the US Merchant Marine during World War II.  He was preceded in death by a  brother, Dale Colby.  FAMILY  His wife, Ann; 1 son, Gale (Susie) Colby of Whitehall; 3  daughters, Diane (Robert) Ingalls of Whitehall Carol (Greg) Ozar of North Muskegon and  Gretchen (Paul) Jacobson of Charlevoix; foster daughters, Tracy Knoth of Grand Rapids  and Martha Almonzo of CA; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lois (George) Benson and Beth  (Roger) Babcock, both of Whitehall; 1 brother, Merton (Lois) Colby of Scottville.  MEMORIAL SERVICE  Saturday, March 14, 1998, at 11 AM, from Clock Chapel- Whitehall with the Rev. Kay B. Bosworth officiating.  VISITING HOURS  Friday, 11 AM –  2 PM & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: White Lake Lions Club.  —Clock – White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 March 1998, Page A-17

Colby, Mr. Lloyd E., Whitehall.  Mr. Colby, age 71, died March 4, 1998.  Born January 26, 1927, in Scottville, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 37 years.  On May 26, 1951, in Ludington, he married the former Ann Owen and had been Vice President of Production at Port City Machine & Tool Co. until retiring.  He was Commodore of White Lake Yacht Club, a member of White Lake Lions Club, a member of Zihuatanejo (Mexico) Lions Club, was President of the National Tool & Die Association and had served on the Whitehall District School Board.  Mr. Colby served in the US Merchant Marine during World War II.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Colby.  FAMILY:  His wife, Ann; 1 son, Gale (Susie) Colby of Whitehall; 3 daughters, Diane (Robert) Ingalls of Whitehall, Carol (Greg) Ozar of North Muskegon and Gretchen (Paul) Jacobson of Charlevoix; foster daughters, Tracy Knoth of Grand Rapids and Martha Almonzo of CA; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lois (George) Benson and Beth (Roger) Babcock, both of Whitehall; 1 brother, Merton (Lois) Colby of Scottville.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Saturday, March 14, 1998, at 11 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Kay B. Bosworth officiating.  VISITING HOURS:  Friday, 11 AM - 2 PM & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: White Lake Lions Club.  CLOCK - White Lake

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COLE, HAZEL V. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 August 1989, Page 7C

COLE, MRS. HAZEL V., Muskegon.  Mrs. Hazel V. Cole, 83, of Muskegon, died early Wed. morning at a local nursing facility.  She was born April 28, 1906 in Chicago and moved to Muskegon after retiring from Zenith Corp. in Chicago.  Mrs. Cole is survived by her son Phillip of Orlando, FL., 1 granddaughter, and 2 brothers: Theodore and his wife Helen Hage and Ralph and his wife Evelyn Hage, both of Muskegon.  Services will be held Sat. at 11 AM from the Sytsema Chapel with Pastor M. James Keck officiating.  Interment: Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Visitation: Friday 7-9 PM.  For a more lasting memorial, please consider the Memorial Fund of Evanston Ave. Baptist Church. —Sytsema 737 Apple Ave.

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COLE, Henry I.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, December 10, 1917, page 9:1

WHITEHALL   Whitehall, Dec. 10 – Dr. Henry I. Cole, the leading physician here for many years and president of the village for some years, who enlisted with a captain’s commission three months ago, has been summoned to report to Ft. Riley, Kansas December 12.  he with his wife and daughter, left for Milwaukee Friday night, where the two women will make their home until his return to Whitehall.

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COLE, Henry Samuel

Biography

 

COLE, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Tuesday, June 14, 1932, page 2

JOHN COLE, 65, DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS   John Cole, 65 years old, a resident of Muskegon the past 50 years, died Monday  afternoon at his home, 1471 Seventh street, after a brief illness.  He was born in the Netherlands July 29, 1866 and came to this  country 62 years ago, settling in Kalamazoo.  Twelve years later he came to Muskegon and since then has always made his home here.  For some 20 years he worked as a millwright, being employed at the Brunswick-Balke Collander company until two years ago.  His  wife, whose maiden name was Lena Huizenga, died in this city April 8, 1927, and the following year, on Aug. 8, his daughter, Mrs.  Paul Keur passed away.  Mr. Cole was a member of the Bethany Christian Reformed church.  He was also a member of the Carpenter  an Millmen’s union.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chris Bouwman and three grandchildren: two brothers, Harry Cole and  Jacob Cole of Muskegon, five sisters, Mrs. Robert Kieft and Mrs. Gerrit Bowers of this city, Mrs. Anna VanWeerden, of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Morris Fields of Muskegon and Miss Jennie Cole, also of this city.

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COLFER, Miles

Ariticle

Fruitland officers renamed at caucus

Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 March 1949, Page 1

Only one contest developed at the caucus of the Union party, Fruitland township, held Saturday afternoon at the town hall.  There were three nominees for the offices of two justices of the peace whose terms are expiring, Rudolph Schiller and Leoanrd Gustafson, incumbent, were renominated, defeating Joseph P. Segar Jr.

All other candidates were nominated by acclimation, Hugh McMillan, supervisor of Fruitland township for the past 20 years, was renominated.  LeRoy Hanson was nominated for clerk, Chester Broner, treasurer; Arthur Worden, highway commissioner; Duffy Burns, member of the board of review; and Joseph Segar Jr., Miles Colfer, John T. Holmes and Francis Broner, constables.

Thirty-five residents of the township were present at the caucus, Mr. McMillan was chairman of the meeting and Mr. Hanson clerk.

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COLIGNON, Constant Moreaux

Biography

 

COLLEE

 

COLLETT, Harry

Marriage Record

State of Michigan, Muskegon County Record of Marriages  Liber IV, page 145, Record #9583, July 6, 1893

Harry A. Collett, 21, white, res. Muskegon, born in Ohio, piano tuner, parents Nicholas Collett and Anna Moche

Sena Swanson, 17, white, res. Muskegon, born in Sweden, no work, parents, Mr. Swanson and unknown

Married July 6, 1893. Witnesses appear to be Josh Larson and Anna Larson

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COLLIER, Ada (Mrs.) Burns

Obituary

The Morning News  Muskegon, Michigan  27 July 1892  Page 3

Death of Mrs. John Collier    Mrs. John Collier died yesterday afternoon at the residence of her father, Andrew Burns, 26 Elizabeth street, after an illness of about two weeks.  She was married in Milwaukee in September last and was best known in this city as Miss Ada Burns.  The funeral will probably be held Thursday morning from the French Catholic Church.

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28 July 1892  Page 5

The funeral of Mrs. John Collier, who died Tuesday, will be held at 9 o’clock this forenoon from the French Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist.

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COLLIER, William

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

COLLINGE, John

Biography

 

COLLINS

 

COLUMBUS, JOHN H. MR

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 31 December 2006, Page 7-B

John H. Columbus, Montague.  John H. Columbus, age 77, of Montague, passed away at his home on December 17, 2006, of natural causes.  John served in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years, retiring in 1967 as Master Chief.  He later worked for the United States Postal Service.  John was a member of the Whitehall American Legion Post #69, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Knights of Columbus Council 2199, and the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association.  He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Claybanks, serving as an usher for many years.  He was ever faithful to his prayer times at Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel at St. James Catholic Church.  He was very generous and supported many charitable organizations.  He is survived by his children, Bryan, Gail, Anne-Marie, and Paul; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; relatives along the East coast; and an extended caring church and community family.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Mark Edward.  A Memorial Mass was held on December 30, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Claybanks.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Catholic Church, St. James Catholic School, or Muskegon County Animal Shelter will be appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence or get directions at www.harrisfhome.com.   Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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COMPAAN, Jantje P.  see Jantje Wolters

 

COMPTON, RONALD J. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 December 1991, Page 5C

COMPTON, MR. RONALD J., North Muskegon.  Mr. Compton, age 50, died December 4, 1991.  Born January 1, 1941, in Muskegon, he had lived in the White Lake area most of his life.  On August 2, 1958, in Muskegon, he married the former Judith Clish and had been a furnace operator at Lakey Foundry and then Campell Wyant & Cannon.  Mr. Compton was a member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, Muskegon Hts. Eagles Aerie #2106, Shoreline Woodcarvers, Muskegon Conservation Club and was an avid sailor, touring extensively with his sailboat, the Otradama.  FAMILY:  His wife, Judy; 2 daughters, Kristine and Paula at home; 3 sons, David (Margie), Ronald and Philip, all of TN; 1 grandson, Jody; his parents, Charles & Thelma Compton of Muskegon; 2 sisters, Florence (John) Mattfolk of Muskegon and Katherine (Denny) Smith of Lansing; 1 brother, Charles (Dorothy) Compton of Muskegon.  FUNERAL:  Sunday, December 8, 1991, at 3 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Kim W. Kerchal officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery – Fruitland Township.  VISITING HOURS:  Saturday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 PM, in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Building Fund of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church.  —Clock-White Lake

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COMPTON, WANDA DARLENE “MIDGE” MRS. (REITER)

OBITUARY

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

Wanda Darlene “Midge” Compton, Fremont, Michigan.  Mrs. Wanda Darlene "Midge" Compton, age 64, passed away on Wednesday evening, August 1, 2007, at her home in Fremont.   She was born on April 19, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Egbert & Violet (Reiter) Mitchell.  Wanda grew up in Holton, raised her family in Hesperia, and retired in Fremont.  She had owned & operated Wanda's Tax Service, and she loved to dance and hunt deer.  She was a member of the Whitehall American Legion Post #69 Auxilliary, and she was a life member of the Montague VFW Post #3256 Auxilliary.  On June 17, 1989 she married Ronald G. Compton and he survives her along with 5 children: Kim (Robert) Goeres of Kentucky, John Dollaway, Jr. of Twin Lake, Cheri (Mark) McMillan of Spring Lake, Tom (Christy) Syers of Montague, Rob (Tracy) Syers of Fremont; 2 step-children: Rhonda McKay of Muskegon, Ronald Compton, Jr. of Grand Rapids; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren; 4 sisters:  Pat (Tom) Conarty of Twin Lake, Bonnie (Bill) Poort of Muskegon, Kathy (Terry) Mitchell of Muskegon, Toni (Steve) Beattie of Hesperia; and 3 sisters-in-law, Joyce (Jim) Campbell of Fremont, Nadine (Art) Tennant, of Shelby, and Wynona (Denver) Rash, of Arkansas.  She was preceded in death by her son: Gary Lyle Syers II on September 17, 1982; by her brother, Gerald Mitchell on February 17, 2004; and by her parents.  A Memorial Service, followed by a luncheon, will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the Holton American Legion Post #397 with Pastor Steve Summerfield officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Suggested Memorial:  Hospice of Michigan - Newaygo County.  You may sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com.  Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc., 637 E Main Street, Fremont, MI.  49412, (231) 924-2130.

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CONANT, Michael Wayne

Article

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan  5 June 1978  Page 1

Three die in county  in weekend traffic  Muskegon County's traffic toll climbed to 18 this year when three persons died over  the weekend.  The count compares to eight deaths a year ago.  Edna J. Peterson, 58, of 2605 W. River, died when the car  she was riding in was involved in a three-car collision at Whitehall and River at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.  The driver, her  husband Raymond, 60, was in critical condition today with multiple injuries in Hackley Hospital's intensive care unit.  Muskegon County Sheriff's deputies said the accident happened when a northbound pickup truck on Whitehall skidded  sideways on slippery pavement and entered the southbound lane and collided with two approaching cars, including the  Peterson vehicle.  Carl W. Parrish Jr., 29, of 3275 Worden, told police that he tried unsuccessfully to steer the truck into a  nearby woods.  The driver of the third car in the collision, Russell A. Pulaski, 27, of 866 Fleming, told investigators that he saw  the truck slide out of control but that he was unable to avoid hitting it.  A passenger, Jason Pulaski, 4, of the same address,  was in critical condition in Hackley's intensive care unit with a head injury.  Five other persons in the accident were treated and  released.  Dalton Township firemen were called to free up trapped victims with a Hurst tool.  Norton Shores police said a  Wyoming, Mich., woman died just before midnight Sunday when her car rolled several times on Seaway after it failed to make   a curve at the Norton intersection.  A county medical examiner pronounced Lydia A. Martinez, 27, dead at the scene of the  accident.  A passenger, Diamantina G. Fernandez, 29, of 2855 Taft in Spring Lake, was not injured.  The county's third  weekend fatality occurred early Saturday when a 19-year-old Grand Rapids man died after he fell from his motorcycle into the  path of a van.  Michael Wayne Conant was pronounced dead on arrival at Grant Hospital, according to state police from  Newaygo.  Police said Conant was northbound on M-37 near White Road in Muskegon County when he ran into the rear of another motorcycle and was thrown into the path of the van.

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CONE, Richard W.

Biography

 

CONGER, Louis Herbert

Biography

 

CONKLE, Dr. B.F.

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, January 1 1909, page 7:1

WEDDED SECRETLY   Marriage of Toledo Dentist and Miss Ella Leonhart Announced   Wedded secretly last summer, Miss Ella Leonhart, of Muskegon, has just made known of her marriage to Dr. B.F. Conkle, of Toledo, Ohio, dentist.  The intimation received by any of her friends that she had long since become a bride, was an invitation to form a party to speed Dr. Conkle at the station on his leaving after a holiday visit here.  When the train pulled out it carried the married pair instead of a single departing guest.   Mrs. Conkle is the daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. George Leonhart, 50 Sanford street.  She and Dr. Conkle have been friends for six years.  It was when on a visit to her grandmother at Toledo last summer, that the marriage was quietly performed.   Later it was made known to some of the relatives, but none of the friends had any inkling of it until this time.

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CONLEY, Miss Jessie Louise

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Saturday, January 2, 1909, page 7:4

GEORGE W. DIXON WEDS MISS BESSIE P. CONLEY   The bridegroom, one of Muskegon’s Spanish-American war soldiers, and the bride, a daughter of a well known Whitehall family, a pretty holiday wedding was held at the latter place at 12 o’clock noon today.  Mr. George Walter Dixon of this city was the former soldier to be married.  The bride was Miss Jessie Louise Conley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Conley.  Throughout the family residence where the event was celebrated, decorations of holly and evergreen gave a festal effect.  Adding to these were flowers, yellow and white carnations and roses being used for the latter.  The bridal party made its entrance to the Lohengrin wedding march, played by Mr. Dixon’s cousin, Mrs. Fred Anderson of Cadillac.  Miss Bessie Pearl Conley, a sister of the bride, was the latter’s maid of honor.  Dr. Charles T. Eckerman of this city attended Mr. Dixon.  The minister who performed the marriage ceremony was Rev. Charles J. Kruse, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Montague.  He used the service of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.  The bride wore a wedding dress of white satin.  In her hands, she carried a bouquet of white roses.  Her sister was dressed in a gown of yellow silk and carried yellow roses.  Following the congratulatory hour a wedding breakfast was served with Mrs. Nequist catering.  Mrs. E. H. Harwood of Whitehall, an aunt of the bride, acted as mistress of ceremonies.  Those who were seated for the breakfast comprised only relatives of the bride and bridegroom.  They included from other places Mr. and Mrs. William Dixon and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dixon of Muskegon, the parents and brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom; his cousin, Mrs. Fred Anderson and her son of Cadillac, and his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Roussin of this city, with their daughter, Miss Mabel Roussin.  After a short wedding journey, Mr. and Mrs. Dixon will come to this city to make their home.  Mr. Dixon is in the employ of Rosen Brothers as a salesman.  Besides his service in Cuba during the Spanish-American was, he has also since that time spent a year in the United States army on the border of Mexico and two years more in service in the Philippines.  The bride is a former Muskegon Heights teacher.  For three years she had charge of the sixth grade in the Heights school.

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CONKLIN

 

CONKRIGHT, Hilda M.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle - Muskegon, MI December 22, 1996  93, of White Cloud died Sunday at Gerber Memorial Health Services. She was the widow of Ira Conkright. Arrangements by Crandell, White Cloud.

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CONNELL, MILDRED E. MRS. (JOHNSON)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 2 December 2007, Page 4-B

Mildred E. Connell, Whitehall.  Mildred Elizabeth Connell peacefully ended her journey on earth Friday, November 23, 2007.  She was born on May 20, 1914, in Muskegon, to Otto and Edith (Erickson) Johnson.  She attended Muskegon High School and worked in food services there.  She married Kenneth Connell on April 19, 1947, in Whitehall.  Mildred helped Ken run Connell's Market in Whitehall and later worked at Cole's Cleaners, where she was a seamstress.  She attended Whitehall Congregational Church and was very active in the ladies groups.  Her love has shown through her hands as she gave to her family and friends.  Mildred will always be remembered for her Swedish Rye Bread, pancakes and raspberry pies.  Also for her layettes for the poor, thousands of knitted baby hats for Hackley Hospital and her mittens for Muskegon County children.  Her love will stay with her family and friends in all the quilts she made to cover them.  Her greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother and she will be greatly missed by her children, Kathy (Carl) Olson of Muskegon and Richard (Laura) Connell of Whitehall; grandchildren, Karla Cheatum, Craig (Beth) Olson, Kimberly (Todd) Gilchrist and Kerri (Jeremy) Bernhardt; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Kelsee, Jaden, Adrianna, Rylan, Gavin and Addyson.  She will celebrate the rest of her journey with her Lord in Heaven and with her husband Ken, and brothers, Clifford and Gordon, and her many friends and family waiting for her.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, December 1, 2007, at 3:00 PM, at White Lake Congregational UCC with the Rev. Keith Koebel and the Rev. Pam Koebel officiating.  DONATIONS: Meals on Wheels, 1540 W. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon 49441 or White Lake Habitat for Humanity, c/o P. Backman, 8363 Grant St., Montague 49437.   CLOCK - White Lake

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CONNELL, P.J.

Biography

 

CONROY

 

COOK

 

COON, IAN J. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 June 2006, Page 5-B

Ian J. Coon, Mears.  Ian J. Coon, age 17, died June 5, 2006.  Born September 22, 1988, in Muskegon, to Daniel and Alison (Osborne) Coon, he had lived in the area all his life, had attended Oceana High School, and worked a CanCoon Welding and Painting.  FAMILY: his mother, Alison Coon (Daniel Kissling); his father, Daniel Coon (Theresa Hoppe); 2 sisters, Zena Coon and Tasonja Frantz; 1 brother, Dustin Coon; 2 grandmothers, Juanita Coon and Diana Evans; grandfather, Dennis Osborne; great-grandmothers, Alice Zerlaut and Ora Osborne.  SERVICE: Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 3:00 PM, from Montague United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leonard Coon officiating.  Interment will be made in Holton Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS: Monday, 5-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 176, Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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COON, LORRAINE D. MRS. (BRISCHKE)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 27 May 2007, Page 7-B

Lorraine D. Coon, Coopersville, (formerly of Whitehall).  Lorraine D. Coon, age 83, of Coopersville and formerly of Whitehall, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Fountainview Assisted Living Center in Coopersville.  She was born December 8, 1923 in Benona Township, Oceana County to Henry and Henrietta (Stier) Brischke.  She married James Long on September 5, 1945.  He passed away February 20, 1960.  Mrs. Coon was raised in Benona.  She was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church.  She lived in Whitehall for over twenty years before moving to Coopersville three years ago.  She was a cook at Benona School many years ago and worked at Kysor in Rothbury until her retirement.  Mrs. Coon is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Linda) Long of Middletown, Ohio and Keith (Cheryl) Long of Coopersville; her grandchildren, Angela (Terry) Roe, Amy (Ben) Adams, Adam Long, Jarrod Long and Keith Long; great-grandchildren, P.J., Aaron and Joseph Roe, Eva and Ethan Adams, and Noah Long; sisters, Marian DeBoef and Lucille DeVries both of Muskegon, and Sally (Don) Mauk of Shelby; and many nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bill Brischke and sister, Florence Hallack.  The funeral service was held Friday, May 25, 11 a.m. at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Shelby.  Interment was in Ferry Township Cemetery.  It is suggested that those who wish consider Fountainview Assisted Living, 640 W. Randall, Coopersville, MI 49404 as a memorial.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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Copeland, J. W.

Obituary

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

Wautoma, WS - Formerly of Ravenna - J.W. Copeland, age 73, died September 16, 2001.  Beloved father of Sharon (Percy) Moore, Elaine Copeland, Cathryn (Herman Jr.) Anthony, Debra Greenlaw, Judy Copeland, Raymond (Mildred) Porchia, and Maxine (Leonard) Freeman; loving brother of M.C. Copeland, Willie D. (Bertha) Copeland, Huey (Mary) Copeland, Otha Lee (Jimmy) Roland, Hattie Lee (Isom) Richardson and Lessie May Leoni Guerrero; further survived by 13 grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  Funeral:  Friday, 11am at Providence Baptist Church, 2429 W. Hampton Ave,. WS.  Visitation:  Thursday, 3-7pm (family hour 6-7pm) at Northwest Funeral Chapel O’Bee, Ford & Frazier 6630 W. Hampton

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CORLISS, Gentry Ann (Tucker)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 March 1995, Page 5C

CORLISS, BABY  GENTRY ANN (TUCKER) Whitehall - Gentry Ann Corliss, precious daughter of Eric Corliss & Orlonda Tucker, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 1995, nine days following her birth on February 27th at Butterworth Hospital.  Her SURVIVORS include her parents, Eric Corliss & Orlonda Tucker of Whitehall; grandparents, Don & Mary Roth of Twin Lake, Michael Tucker & Lori Barnard of Whitehall, great grandparents, Paul & Margaret Johnson of North Muskegon, Regis & Betty Roth of Whitehall, Inis & Clarence Tucker of Twin Lake, Virginia Barnard of North Muskegon; great-great grandmother, Katherine Pyatt of North Muskegon; one aunt, Destiny Tucker of Whitehall, and two uncles, Scott Corliss of Virginia and Michael “T.R.” Tucker of Whitehall.  A great grandfather, Robert Barnard, preceded her in death in 1991.  A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held on Saturday, 11 A.M. at Fruitland Twp. Cemetery with Rev. Donald W. LeMaire officiating.  MEMORIALS: Neo-Natal Unit at Butterworth Hospital. —Achterhoff 1751-65 Peck St. 722-6717

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CORNFIELD, DOUGLAS MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 July 2006, Page 4-B

Mr. Douglas Cornfield, Reno, NV, (Formerly of Whitehall).  Douglas Cornfield, age 57, died peacefully Friday July 14, 2006 in Whitehall, MI after a courageous two-year battle with brain cancer.  Doug was born June 10, 1949 in Muskegon to Earl and Kathleen Cornfield.  He lived in the Whitehall area for 30 years before moving to Reno, Nevada in 1979.  Doug graduated from Whitehall High School in 1967, Doug holds an Associate Degree from Muskegon Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Nevada, Reno in Accounting.  Doug and Sue were married in 1980 and moved soon after to Nevada.  Douglas worked for 25 years for Howmet Corporation in Whitehall and Reno.  For the past 14 years he was the Production Manager for Precision Rolled Products in Reno, Nevada.  Douglas enjoyed his yearly golf outings with his brothers in MI.  They shared many laughs and memories during each visit.  He also enjoyed spending time at his children Kathleen and Steven’s concerts, basketball and baseball games and school activities.  The Cornfield family were avid skiers and greatly enjoyed their time on the slopes.  Doug enjoyed working in his yard and watching Michigan games on television.  He kept his gentle nature throughout his illness and displayed tremendous courage and dignity until the end.  Doug was the loving husband to Susan (Hendrick) Cornfield of Reno, Nevada and father to Christina Lynne Cornfield Donley (Tony) of Montague, MI, and Kathleen Joan and Steven Douglas of Reno, Nevada and He is also grandfather to Cara, Katherine, and Lauren Donley of Montague.  Doug will be deeply missed by his mother, Kathleen Mary Cornfield of Montague, twin brother, Tom of Montague, brother Tim (Sheila) of Lansing, brother John (Jeannine/Jenny) of Whitehall.  He also leaves behind a special cousin, Lauralee (Terry) Kesteloot as well as his in-laws, Clieve and Maxine Hendrick, sister-in-laws, Beth (Del) Haagsma and Joan (Bret) Kronlein and numerous nieces and nephews.  He will be missed immensely by his family, friends and acquaintances.  He is proceeded in death by his father, Earl C. Cornfield, his infant son, Garret Earl, his aunt, Annabelle Pearson, and by his grandparents, Tom & Jennie Cornfield and Doug & Lillian Haynes.  The family would like to thank the Circle of Life Hospice of Reno and Muskegon/Oceana Hospice for their loving care of Doug during the last six and a half months of his life.  We would also like to thank all the family members, especially Tom, for their diligent, loving care in Reno and Whitehall during this difficult time.  We would also like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, and phone calls.  A GRAVESIDE INTERMENT SERVICE, officiated by Reverend Pam Koebel, was held at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall on Friday, July 21, 2006, at 11 a.m., with a MEMORIAL GATHERING AND LUNCHEON following at St. James Catholic Church Parish Hall.  The Cornfield Family have requested donations be made to the Crosspoint Community Church, 2900 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502 or the American Cancer Society, Lakeshore Service Center, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland, MI 49424.  CLOCK White Lake

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CORRADIN, Domonic Joseph & Amanda Marie ANDERSON

Marriage notice – Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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COSTON

 

COTTRILL, Alvaretta (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  July 10, 1929, page 2

MRS. COTTRILL DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS   Mrs. Alvaretta Cottrill,  66 years  old, of 1920 Henry street, Muskegon township died yesterday at the home of her  daughter, Mrs. L. Bollenbacher, 1909 Philo street, after a long illness.  She was born  Sept. 16, 1862 in Jay county, Ind. where she grew to womanhood and where she married  John L. Cottrill in 1878.  She moved to Michigan 21 years ago coming to Muskegon two  years ago.  She was a member of the Disciples of Indiana.  Mrs. Cottrill leaves her  husband, John L. Cottrill, three daughters, Mrs. L. A. Smith, Mrs. L. Bollenbacher and  Mrs. A. I. Mayo, all of Muskegon; four sons, James, of Newaygo county, Grover of  Decatur, Ind., Frank of Toledo, Ohio, and Brady of Muskegon, 23 grandchildren and  eight great grandchildren.

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COURNEYA, GREGORY T. MR.

Obituary

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

Gregory T. Courneya, Whitehall.  Mr. Courneya, age 47, died January 3, 2007.  Born December 22, 1960, in Gladwin, to Leonard and Connie (Behnke) Courneya, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  He had worked at Howmet Corp. and was a member of UAW Local #1243.  Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Connie, and a brother, Michael.  FAMILY: 2 daughters, Jamie Courneya and Lindsey Courneya; his father, Leonard Courneya; 2 sisters, Lisa (Brian) Bennett, and Michelle Courneya; 2 brothers, Timothy Courneya and Patrick (Jennifer Fretty) Courneya; 2 nieces; 4 nephews; aunts & uncles.  MEMORIAL GATHERING: Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 2-4 PM, at Clock Funeral Home-Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Courneya Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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COURTRIGHT, Guy M.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday April 16, 1974, page 23:4

COURTRIGHT, MR, Guy M.   Formerly of Whitehall   Guy Courtright, age 79, passed away Sunday evening at the Westmount  Convalescent Home in Montague.  He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Kuhn) Courtright, 1 son, Donal J. Courtright of Des Moines, Iowa,  1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Neil (Naida) Koopmans of Grand Rapids; 1 stepson, Lt. Col. Mark E. Kuhn of Bailey, Mich., 8 grandchildren.  He was a  member of the Berlin Lodge No. 248, F & A. M. and the Neal Fonger Post No. 179 American Legion.  Mr. Courtright reposes at the Creston  Mortuary, 1330 Plainfield, in Grand Rapids where services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may meet the family at the chapel 2- 4 and 7-9 Tuesday.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber 35, File 412

Guy M. Courtright, died April 14, 1974 at Westmont Care Home in White River Township at age 79.  Born in Muskegon June 16, 1894, SSAN 367-05-0407, occupation, coachman, Grand Hotel.  Surviving wife, Marjorie B. (Hiscutt) Courtright, 108 S. Baldwin St., Whitehall.  Father, Edgar Courtright, Mother, Elizabeth Mason.  Cemetery:  Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids.

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COURTRIGHT (Mrs. Guy M.) Marjorie B. (Hiscutt)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, October 30, 1981, Page 4C

COURTRIGHT, MRS. MARJORIE B. KUHN   Mrs. Marjorie B. Kuhn Courtright of Whitehall passed away Wednesday evening.  Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Naida Koopmans of Grand Rapids, her sons and wives, Mark and Beth Kuhn of Bailey, MI, Donald and Mary Jo Courtright of Des Moines, Iowa, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Marks of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Mrs. Howard (Therza) Reed of Whitehall, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Courtright will repose 7-9 P.M. Friday at the Creston Chapel, 1330 Plainfield, NE, Grand Rapids where services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday.  Rev. Eugene Lewis is officiating.  Interment in Rosedale Memorial Park.

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COUTCHIE, Gilbert A.

Biography

             

COVELL

REUNION

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, January 3, 1914, page 9:3

FOUR GENERATIONS MEET   Covell Family Reunion Attended by 36 Members of Family   Whitehall, Mich, Jan. 3- Four generations of the Covell family were represented among the 36 guests that  gathered at the family reunion of the Covell family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Covell on New Year’s day.  Of the first generation was Mrs. Lyman T. Covell, the oldest member present.  Mrs.  Malvina Ocobock, only daughter of Mrs. Emiline Hinchman represented the second generation, her only child, Joseph A. Ocobock, the third, and the latter’s daughter, Helen, the fourth.  A bountiful  dinner was served at a part of the festivities and a social time was enjoyed by the company.   One of the family heirlooms that was examined was an ancient conch shell that is known to have been  in the family for over one hundred years and is said to have been found on the shores of India by an ancestor years ago and to have been used by the mother of the local branch of the Covell family  as a dinner horn.  Tradition asserts that the ancestral Mrs. Covell could make the horn heard for a distance of two miles.

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COVELL, Mrs. A.J.

Article

Neighboring News   Brunswick   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Mrs. A.J. Covell, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gunderson and daughter, Joan, of Whitehall were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strait.

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COVELL, Lyman T.

Biography

 

COVELL, Mark B.

Biography

 

COX, Arthur J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Tuesday, April 25, 1989

Obituary: COX, Mr. Arthur J.  Tampa, Florida  Arthur J. Cox, 62, born June 25, 1925, 1926 passed away on  Friday, April 21, 1989 at his home in Tampa, FL where he and his wife Elaine have lived since 1973. He was a  member of St. Luke's Church in Tampa. He had been employed as a construction electrician and was a  member of local 275 of Muskegon. He was also a Naval Veteran of WOrld War II and a member of V.F.W. 3195  in Muskegon. Besides his wife, Elaine, Arthur is survived by two sons, Gary of Tampa and Dale of Muskegon,  two daughters, Mrs. Karl (Janet) Ibershoff of Muskegon & Mrs. Wayne (Kim) Morrison of Tampa, three  stepchildren, Tom Reichart of Muskegon, Charles Reichart of Des Moines, IO & Mrs. Charles (Karlo) Kimball  of Fyffe, AL, one brother Howard of Muskegon and nine grandchildren. Memorial Services will be announced later. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Tampa,Fla.

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COX, Bridget Lee & Mark Adam BURNS

Marriage notice – Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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COYLE, Margret

Article

East Muskegon

 

Coyle, Mary Ellen

Obituary

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

Newaygo - Mary Ellen Coyle, age 73, passed away Monday, September 17, 2001 in Grand Haven.  A funeral mass for Mrs. Coyle will be held 10:00 am Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grand Haven with Rev. William Langlois as celebrant.  Friends may meet the family 7-9pm with a Scripture Service at 7:30pm Wednesday at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Grand Haven.  Interment will be in Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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CRABTREE, Thornton T.

Death Record

Liber III, page 157, record #365, August 23, 1910

Thornton T. Crabtree, male, white, widowed, age 78 years, 9 months, died at Muskegon, cause auto-intoxication.  Born in Maryland, retired, no parents' names listed.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, August 24, 1910

WAR VETERAN IS DEAD   Thronton T. Crabtree, Aged 88, Dies at His Son's Home.   After a lingering illness, Thornton T. Crabtree, an  aged Civil war veteran, died at the home of his son, Charles S. Crabtree, 18 Cross street, yesterday afternoon.  He was 88 years of age and  would have celebrated his 89th birthday in November.  Mr. Crabtree was born in Maryland.  He has been a resident of this city for about a  year. His physical condition prevented him, however, from being active about the city. He has a fine Civil war record, having been a  member of Company A, Sixty-first Illinois volunteers.  He enlisted as a private and was raised to the rank of sergeant for his work in the  service.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Balbirnie's chapel, with the Rev. F. W. Sass, pastor of Highland Park Congregational church, in charge.

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CRAM, Mary E. (Mrs.) 

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, June 25, 1928, page 2:7

BRIEF ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. MARY CRAM    Mrs. Mary E. Cram, 74 years old died  Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Mirkle, 1192 Emerson avenue after a  brief illness.  She was born in Canada Sept 12, 1853.  She was a resident of Whitehall  for some time and the past two years has been a resident of Muskegon.  Mrs. Cram is  survived by one son, Roy L. Eaton, of New Hampshire, and two daughters, Mrs. John  Davis of New Hampshire, and Mrs. Clyde Mirkle, at whose home she died.  Mrs. Cram  attended the Baptist church.

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CRAMBLET, Charles Marion

Biography

 

CRAMPTON, Alvin

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, January 2, 1909, page 2:3

Married This Afternoon

Mr. Alvin Crampton and Miss Florence Carpenter, both of Holton were married at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the First Baptist church parsonage by Rev. Robert N. McNemer.  The bride wore a blue traveling dress and carried a bouquet of carnations.  The bridegroom is a brakeman on the Pere Marquette road and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carpenter.  They will reside at Traverse City.

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber V, Page 116, Record #6856, January 2, 1909

Alvin Crampton, 29, white, Res. Holton, MI; born, Michigan; brakeman, parents Jno. Crampton and Caroline Mott

Florence Carpenter, 22, white, Res., Holton, MI; born, Michigan, no occup., parents Joe Carpenter and unknown

Married Jan 2, 1909 at Muskegon, Rev. R.N. McNemer, Min. of Gospel.

Witnesses; J. Mills Easton, Jr., Muskegon and Octavia F. McNemer, Muskegon

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Crampton, Dale

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Friday, February 28, 1964  page 21

Master Dale Crampton, 1228 Parkway St.  The Graveside Service for Master Dale Crampton will begin at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Master Crampton will lie in state at the Mortuary. - Balbirnie Apostle    

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CRANE, Marie Annabelle (Mrs) Lasser

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon Michigan, Sunday, December 22, 1996

Crane, Mrs.Marie A.  Fruitport Twp. Mrs. Marie A. Crane, age 89, died Saturday at a local nursing home following  a long illness. She was born September 15, 1907 in Muskegon. The former Marie  Annabelle Lasser married Vance L;. Crane, Sr. in Muskegon on March 29, 1925,

who preceded her in death September 4, 1987. She was past president and  secretary of the Beach School P.T.A., a member of Orchard View Senior  Citizens, Fruitport Senior Citizens, and a past member of the Fruitport 4-H.  Survivors: 3 sons, Vance (Shirley) Crane, Jr. of Fruitport, Delore (Frances) Crane of Muskegon, David (Helen) Crane of Louisville, KY;; a  daughter-in-law Linda Crane of Fruitport Twp.; 1 sister, Sybil (Edward)  Tjardes of Sarasota, Fl; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was  preceded in death by a son, Jerry in 1995 and daughter, Donna in 1951. The  Funeral Service will be held Monday 11:00 A.M. at the Lee funeral Home.  Internment: Mona View Cemetery. Visitation: Today 3-6 P.M. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Hospital ---Lee(733-2152)

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CRANE, Mrs. Vance

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

CRAWFORD, Emma (Miss)

Obituary

The Daily Morning News, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, March 13, 1883 page 1

Died  Last evening of typhoid fever, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Theo. Barry, Miss Emma Crawford, aged 22,  daughter of Capt. Ezra Crawford of Wolf Island, Ont.  Miss Crawford was a highly accomplished young lady and had  been on a visit to her sister the past two months.  Her remains will be taken home for interment.

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Crawford, Wylie (Sir)

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, January 13, 1936, page 2

Heights Officer Answers Shotgun Blast with Revolver   A sudden burst of flames followed by the reports of a shotgun and then a  revolver brought a crown of excited neighbors and also the Muskegon Heights firemen and police out at 1 a.m. today to see the home  of Sir Wylie Crawford, 1152 McIllwraith street, go  up in flames.  Chief Harry L. Ridout was endeavoring to discover the cause of  the blaze which consumed the small, one story house.   Lacking a telephone, Sir Wylie, on discovering his house afire, sounded the  alarm with a salvo of shotgun blasts which rocked the community, and startled Officer Ernest Hodges, better known as “Mahogany  Kid” to his door.  He let loose several revolver shots in response before he discovered the disturbance was only a fire, and then raced  almost two blocks through the snowdrifts to the nearest alarm box, summoning the firemen.  At the same instant, Sergeant Steve  Peply’s telephone jingled at police headquarters, and he heard a woman’s voice demanding “the law and the firemen to come right  away quick.”  A police cruiser raced to the scene, along with the firemen who were impeded by the slow driving condition on the  highway.  The house was beyond saving, but the firemen kept the fire from spreading.

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CRAYMER, ARTHUR G. MR.

Obituary

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

Mr. Arthur G. Craymer, North Muskegon.  Mr. Arthur G. Craymer, age 75, of North Muskegon, passed away June 26, 2005 at his home.  He was a man of integrity who spent his life serving and protecting his family and his community.  Art was a hero to many of those he touched and always to his family.  His life’s work was spent as a police officer, drug counselor, and magistrate.  He served our country in the United States Navy.  He was a member of First Christian Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Muskegon Governmental Employees FCU Board for many years.  Art is survived by his wife, June (Hagstrom); children: Paul (Elaine), Eric and Lisa (Clint) Burroughs; siblings: Dr. Austin (Mary) , Donald (Dee), Kenneth (Lois), Barbara Wierda (Bob, deceased) and Dianne; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.  A memorial service will be Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m., at First Christian Church, 2755 Holton Rd., with Reverend Stephen Fisher officiating.  If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to Hackley Hospice or First Christian Church.

Ever Rest - Muskegon

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CRIBLEY, Lillian

Article

East Muskegon

 

CRIPE, Ernest

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  19 November 1954  Page 24

Whitehall, Nov. 19 – Ernest Cripe, 10 months old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cripe of Duck Lake road, died  yesterday at Hackley Hospital.  Survivors include the parents, three sisters, Betty, Barbara and Bonnie Lou, all at  home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Cripe of Duck Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Corder of California.  Graveside rites will be held at Oakhurst Cemetery Saturday at 10 a. m. with The Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.

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CROSBY

 

CROSS, Arthur

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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CROSS, Charles B.

Biography

 

CROSS, Charles David Jr. & Connie Marie SANCHEZ

Marriage notice – Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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CROSS, JEREDITH A. “JERI” MRS. (COCHRAN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 25 September 2005, Page 8-B

Mrs. Jeredith A. “Jeri” Cross, Muskegon. Mrs. Cross, age 73, of Muskegon, died September 16, 2005.  Born September 2, 1932, in Muskegon, to R. Burr and Bernice (Beddow) Cochran, who preceded her in death, she had lived in the White Lake area for a number of years.  On July 26, 1975, in Muskegon, she married Lyman Cross, who preceded her in death in 1996.  She was a graduate of Whitehall High School and had attended Kalamazoo College.  Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by a niece, Jana L. Schilleman.  FAMILY:  A son, Stephen Grimm of Laguna Hills, CA; 3 daughters, Robyn Cabral of Kihei, HI, Lori Beede of Muskegon and Patricia Bradshaw of Dallas, TX; a step-daughter, Lindlee Dermody of New Orleans, LA; 5 grandchildren, Scott Grimm, Chad Bradshaw, Courtney Bass, Joda Bass and Alyson Cabral; a sister, Jean Schilleman of North Muskegon; an aunt, Daris Andree of North Muskegon.  SERVICE: Private services were held.  MEMORIALS:  American Cancer Society, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland 49424 or Jana L. Schilleman Memorial Scholarship, c/o Whitehall District Schools, 541 E. Slocum St., Whitehall 49461. CLOCK - White Lake

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CROWLEY, Mr. Arthur F.

Obituary
12670 Pontaluna Rd  Ravenna, Michigan  Muskegon Chronicle Jan 21, 1974  Mr. Arthur F. Crowley, age 80 years, passed away Sunday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Ruth, 3 sons, Wayne of Grand Rapids, Wallace and Ted both of Ravenna, 2 daughters, Mrs. Elvis (Marilyn) Hunt, of Hesperia, and Mrs. John (Helen) DeMull, of Sand Lake, 15 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Johnson of Calif., Mrs. Vernon Chase of Kent City. Funeral services for Mr. Crowley will be held Wed. afternoon 1:30 o'clock from the Throop Funeral Home, Ravenna. Rev. James Stralow, officiating, burial in Ravenna Cemetery.

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CROWLEY, Patrick

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

CRYDERMAN, BEVERLY J. MRS. (HANSEN)

Obituary

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

Beverly J. Cryderman, Whitehall.  Beverly Jean Cryderman of Whitehall, went to be with Jesus on December 26, 2006.  Celebrating her passage to heaven are husband, Lynn Cryderman, and children, Sherry Collins (fiancee Wade Hetherington) and Irving Cryderman (wife Joan).  Beverly was blessed to have three grandchildren, Lonn Collins, Irving Cryderman Jr. (wife LeAnn) and Kristen Cryderman (fiancee Chad Sliter).  In this past year the joy of her life was born to Kristen, her great-granddaughter, Kaelynn.  The former Beverly Hansen is survived by her brother, Irving Hansen Jr. (wife Barbara) and her sister, Sandy Wakefield (husband Doug).  She was blessed with many (12) nieces and nephews; Kathy (Dick) Morrison and Donna Hansen and their families; Mike Hartman and daughter, Tony (Lisa) Hartman, Larry Hartman, Lea Ann (Randy) Bean and children and brother-in-law, Lee (Phyllis) Hartman; Steve (Janice) Wakefield and Cindy (David) Ripplinger and their families.  Preceding her in heaven is her Great Aunt Gertrude (Tee) Swanson, mother Gladys Hansen, father Irving Hansen Sr., sister Audrey Hartman and nephew, Greg Hansen.  In addition, she is survived by several close friends, Kay Schuitema, Eva Ehrig and Dorothy Smith.  Beverly spent her life in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ.  She was a member of Orchard View Congregational Church, formerly Jackson Ave. Congregational Church.  There, for many years, she served as a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, served on many women’s committees and was a faithful friend to those in need.  She worked tirelessly for many years with Child Evangelism.  But, her greatest ministry was with her friends, Dorothy Smith, Avis Randall, Edna Myers, Joyce Johnson and Betty Medema in the Sonshine Trio.  These ladies’ ministry included special appearances at local churches, nursing homes and other ladies events.  There are many jewels in Beverly’s crown for the faith she had, the work she did for the Lord and the legacy she left behind in the lives of so many that took Jesus as their Savior because Beverly showed them the way.  She will be missed but her family celebrates her life.  They are proud to call her wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  There was a memorial service held for Beverly on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at 1:00 PM at the Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.  Visitation was held from noon until service time at the funeral home.  It is a chance for the family to thank her friends and celebrate her new life in heaven.  The family asks that in lieu of plants and flowers, donations be made in Beverly’s name to Hackley VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49440-1220.  CLOCK - White Lake

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CULBERT, ELIZABETH MRS. (EVANS)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 April 1916, Page 10

Mrs. William Culbert.  Mrs. William Culbert, aged 31, died last evening at her home, 336 Grand avenue, after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Culbert was born in Schewesburg, England, and came to the United States in 1888.  Her maiden name was Elizabeth Evans.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church.  She leaves her husband, two daughters Irene and Beatrice at home; her parents, and one brother and one sister, in England.  The funeral notice will be given nater.

26 April 1916, Page 8

The funeral of Mrs. William Culbert will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at the residence, 336 Grand avenue.  The Rev. William Galpin, pastor of St. Papl’s Episcopal church, will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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CULBERT, MARY E. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 September 1945, Page 2

MRS. MARY CULBERT.  Mrs. Mary E. Culbert, 66 years old, 1137 Seventh street, died Friday, at the home of a daughter Mrs. Leroy Willson, 2371 Westwood road, Glenside, after an illness of several months.  Born June 24, 1879, in LaPorte county, Ind., she came to Muskegon 41 years ago.  She leaves the husband, William M. Culbert; two daughters, Mrs. Willson and Mrs. Robert Hume, of Michigan City, Ind.; one son, Maurice Garceau of Muskegon Heights; one sister, Mrs. May McCormick of Chicago; two brothers, George Collings of Galien and Simon Collings of Three Oaks; two step-daughters, Mrs. John Bos of Muskegon and Mrs. Irene Collett of Grand Rapids; and 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Page 13

CULBERT – The funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Culbert, 1137 Seventh St., Muskegon Heights, will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Harold A. Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. B. Sanford Clark officiating.  Interment at Oakwood.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

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CULBERT, WILLIAM A. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 September 1967, Page 22

Mr. Culbert, Life Resident, Dies at Age 84.  William A. Culbert, 84, of 5130 S. Lake Harbor Road, died at Muskegon General Hospital Friday evening after an illness of two years.  Born Sept. 9, 1882 in Muskegon, Mr. Culbert was married to the former Edith Brouhard here Feb. 3, 1951.  He was a member of Muskegon Elks Lodge and of the Shaw-Box Retirees Club.  He had been employed at the Crane Works 45 years, retiring in 1951.  Mr. Culbert is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Bos of Muskegon; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Mayo of Muskegon; a stepson, Robert Brouhard of Muskegon; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

CULBERT, MR. WILLIAM A., 5130 S. Lake Harbor Rd.  The funeral service for Mr. William Culbert will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Lee Funeral Home.  Mr. Culbert will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home beginning Sunday morning.  —Lee. 

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CULVER, James W. “Jim”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, February 1, 2000

(Husband of Lois)  Muskegon   MR. James W."Jim" Culver, age 73, passed away early Monday morning,  January 31, 2000 at Hackley Hospital. He was born March 18, 1926 in Grand Rapids, MI to LLewellyn and  Irene (Wood) Culver and lived in the Muskegon area most of his life. He was a veteran of the US Navy having  served during WWII. On May 1, 1953, he married the former Lois J. Kroes in Muskegon. He worked for ten  years as a tool and die maker for Port City Tool and Die. He later owned and operated a small security guard  business and retired in 1995. He was a member of Hope Reformed Church where he sang in the church choir.  Jim will be most remembered for his willingness to do anything for anyone. He was an example for all of his  family which he loved dearly. He was a pilot for small engine planes and was as avid reader. He like to golf  and enjoyed listening to music. SURVIVORS include his wife of 46 years, Lois; four children, Kathy (Mark)  Younts, J.Scott (Linda) Culver,Timothy (Desiree) Culver, Anne (Dean) Roesler all of Muskegon; ten  grandchildren, Kim, Lindsay, and Jeff Younts, Christopher and Nancy Culver, Kristie Bizon and Jonathon  Culver, Molly, Bethany and Dylan Roesler; one brother, Thomas (Elizabeth) Culver of Mount Pleasnat, MI, and  several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Syson. A  FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Hope Reformed Church, 1878 Evanston Ave.,with the  Rev. Steven S. Hyma officiating. Burial will take place in Restlawn Cemetery. VISITATION with the family will  be 3-5 and 7-9 PM Wednesday at SYTSEMA FUNERAL HOME, 737 Apple Ave. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS  may be made to Daybreak Adult Day Services, Inc., 1150 Seminole Rd.,Muskegon MI,49441

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CUMBRIDGE, Charles

Misc.

Charles Cumbridge  Born 5/15/1851 Phila.  Died 6/7/1884 Whitehall MI  Married 5/27/1873 to Cornelia Dingman child  Ellsworth born 9/27/75  child Martin born 3/30/79  mother and child both died 4/79  Remarried Serah Boyd 3/17/84  Died  gunshot wound 1884  Ellsworth survived. Surname changed to Ellwood.

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CUMINGS, THEODORE E. “TED” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 9 May 2004, Page 5-B

MR. THEODORE E. (TED) CUMINGS, Montague.  Mr. Theodore E. (Ted) Cumings, age 71, passed away May 3, 2004.  He was born December 6, 1932 in Sparta, Michigan, to Arthur and Ruth (Salisbury) Cumings.  Ted served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the American Legion Algot Johnson Post 69.  He was retired from E.H. Sheldon Company and Gra Bell Truck Line.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and one brother Arthur L. Cumings.  FAMILY:  Two sons, Mark (LeeAnn) Cumings, Carl (Lynette) Cumings, and seven grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters; a very special sister-in-law, and companion Dorothy Brondyk-Clayton.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Friday, May 7, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. from Ferry Memorial Reformed Church in Montague, with Pastor Dick Klaver officiating, with visitation one hour before the service.  Military honors were conducted at the church by the American Legion Algot Johnson Post 69.  MEMORIALS:  The American Lung Association or The Ferry Memorial Church Building Fund.  Clock - White Lake

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CUMMINGS, A.H. – see article on Mrs. Napoleon Bassonette

 

CUNNINGHAM

 

CURRENT, DAVID ALAN MR.

OBITUARY

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

Current, Mr. David Alan, Lakewood Club.  Dave Current, 60, passed away Monday evening surrounded by his loving family, in his home, after fighting a heroic battle with cancer.  Born September 8, 1947, in Detroit, to John and Violet (Winters) Current, he moved to Shelby as a child, where he had many friends.  He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict.  Dave worked for Shelby Public Schools for 27 years until retiring in 2006.  He enjoyed his job as a bus driver and custodian at New Era Elementary School.  On September 27, 2003, in Montague, he married the former Jacalyn Snow Schultz, and was a member of St. Peter's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church.  Dave was a man with many friends and a friend to all.  He will be sadly missed by all.  FAMILY: His wife, Jacalyn; a son, Adam Current of North Muskegon; step-daughters, Jennifer Schultz (Anthony Bird) of Grand Rapids and Stacie Schultz (William Hosko) of Fruitport; sisters, Joan (Robert) Erickson of Shelby and Sharron (Dave) Tanner of Mears; brothers, Carl (Ruth) Current of North Muskegon, Donald Current (Judy Genautis) of Grand Rapids and Gary "Gus" (Betty) Current of Shelby; mother-in-law, Donna Snow; brother-in-law, Ronald Snow; many nieces & nephews; special friends, Len Vanater, Jim Reavey, Warren Wentzloff; his companions, Molly and Toby.  SERVICE: Was Friday, March 28, 2008, at 12:30 PM, at St. Peter's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, with Fr. Everett Klein officiating.  Interment at Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague, where Military Graveside Rites were conducted.  DONATIONS: Current Family Medical Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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CURREY, Glen Otis

Biography

 

CURRY, John A.

See Thomas Dill data

 

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

CURRY, Minerva (Mrs.) Dill

See Thomas Dill data

 

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

CURTIS, Dora (Mrs.) Hendrick

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   13 October 1953  Page 27

Mrs. Curtis Dies  At Twin Lake  Mrs. Dora Curtis, 2091 Lake drive, Twin Lake, an employe of Sealed Power Corporation for 28 years, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Kooyers, 2398 Duff road, Twin Lake.  Mrs. Curtis, 56 years of age, was born in Oceana County July 2, 1897, and had lived in this vicinity since she was a small child.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Muskegon Heights Eagles, and was the former Dora Hendrick.  In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Kooyers, Mrs. Curtis leaves another daughter, Mrs. Helen Burns of Twin Lake; a grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Lareva of Hemet, Calif., and Mrs. William Putney of Fremont; and three brothers, William Hendrick, Gerland Hendrick and Prebyl Hendrick, all of Muskegon.  CURTIS, MRS. DORA  2091 Lake Dr., Twin Lake  The funeral service for Mrs. Dora Curtis will be held at 2:00 P. M. Thursday at the Witt Funeral Home, Dr. Samuel N. Oliver, officiating.  Interment will be made in Lakeside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Witt Funeral Home beginning Wednesday noon.--Witt. 

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CURTIS, Faydell (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, December 18, 1989 pg. 5C

Muskegon   Mrs. Curtis, age 82, died this morning.  Service arrangements will be announced later.  VISITATION:  This evening, 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.

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CURTIS, Frank A.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Monday, November 5, 1917, page 11

Mr. Frank A. Curtis, aged 62 years, died this morning at his home, 143 Pine street, after a short illness.  Mr. Curtis was an old time  resident of Muskegon, having resided here for the past 40 years.  For the last 20 years he had been engaged in the furniture business  here.  He was born in Buffalo, April 9, 1855.  Mr. Curtis was a member of the Knights of the Maccabees.  He leaves besides his widow,  three daughters and one son, Mrs. Fred A. Castenholz of Grand Rapids, Mrs. William Riddett and Mrs. Bert Crandall of Detroit and Ray A.  Curtis of Muskegon and three grandchildren. The funeral notice will be made later.

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CUSTER, HATTIE MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 September 1972, Page 22

CUSTER, MRS. HATTIE, 1299 Brusse St.  The service for Mrs. Custer will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Donald Vuurens officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Mrs. Custer worked at Brunswick Corp. during World War II and was a member of the Forest Home Reformed Church.  Survivors include 1 foster son, Charles Abbey of Muskegon, and nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of the Forest Home Reformed Church.  —Clock           

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CUSTER, JOHN MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 December 1971,  Page 35

CUSTER, MR. JOHN, 1299 Brusse.  Mr. John Custer, age 80, passed away Monday evening at Mercy Hospital.  Born in Muskegon, March 9, 1891 he had lived here all his life.  He was a serviceman with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company for 25 years until his retirement in 1965.  A member of Forest Homes Reformed Church, he married the former Hattie Hennsey in 1918.  She survives.  Also surviving is a foster son, Charles Abbey, 1 brother, Thomas Custer and a nephew Edward Siegel all of Muskegon.  The service for Mr. Custer will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Donald Vuurens officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home where they may meet the family this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock on Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of the Forest Homes Reformed Church.  —Clock.  

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CYPHERS, Charles

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 December 1940  Page 17  Charles Cyphers, 59,  Bond Salesman, Dies  Charles Cyphers, R. R. 1, 59 years old, a resident of Muskegon for about 20 years, died today at the Vandenberg convalescent home on the Bolt highway.  Mr.  Cyphers had worked as a stock and bond salesman since coming from Pittsburgh in 1920.  He was born in Pittsburgh, Sept. 16, 1881, and attended schools there.  Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cyphers, and a brother, Clarence S. Cyphers, all of Pittsburgh.

19 December 1940  Page 33

CYPHERS—Funeral services for Charles Cyphers, R. R. No. 1, will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at the Harold A. Wood Funeral Home, Rev. John K. Coolidge officiating.  Interment at Lakeside.

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CYPHERS, Dorothy (Mrs.) Dykstra

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  19 November 1956  Page 31

Mrs. Cyphers  Expires at 67  Mrs. Dorothy Cyphers, 67 years old, an owner of the Dorothy and Grayce Antique shop on the Grand Haven road, died last night at Mercy Hospital.  She was ill six months.  Formerly at 4156 Grand Haven road, and recently living at 1040 Airport road, Mrs. Cyphers had been in the antique business 12 years.  She was the former Miss Dorothy Dykstra.  She was born in Muskegon May 2, 1889 and spent her lifetime in this community.  She was married in 1912 to C. G. Cyphers who died in 1940.  Surviving are three brothers, Herman Dykstra, of Norton Township; Jay, of Kalamazoo, and Neil, Spring Lake; a niece, Grace Jane Toppen who made her home with Mrs. Cyphers, and by several other nieces and nephews.  CYPHERS, MRS. DOROTHY  1040 Airport Road     (Formerly of 4156 Grand Haven Rd.)  Mrs. Dorothy Cyphers, age 67, died at Mercy Hospital Sunday evening.  The funeral services for Mrs. Cyphers will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Chapel at Clock’s, Rev. David Anderson officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Flock Funeral Home. Clock.                                      

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CZINDER-George & Nancy,Nunica

Birth notice - a boy,at North Ottawa, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

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