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Gabrielson, Carl Oscar

Biography

 

GAGE, Doris S. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan

Mrs. Gage, age 82, died Monday, April 4, 1994.  She was born, Doris Swett, in Millbrook, MI on July 13, 1911 and married William J. Gage in 1927 and he preceded her in death in 1978.  A daughter, Doris Phelps, died in 1986.  Retiring in 1974, Mrs. Gage had worked as a supply clerk at Muskegon General Hospital for 15 years.  SURVIVORS:  3 sons, Richard (Patricia) of FL, William (Betty) of Whitehall & Timothy (Sherry) of Twin Lake; 1 daughter, Mrs. Theola Varela of FL; 18 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Vernetta (William) Fellow of Greenville, MI and several nieces & nephews.  SERVICE:  Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at 3:00 p.m. at Clock Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Mullen officiating.  Interment at Mona View Cemetery.  VISITATION:  One hour prior to service at Clock Funeral HOme.  MEMORIAL:  Lakeshore Lung Society. -Clock Muskegon

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GAGE, William J. (Mr.)

Funeral Card

William J. Gage, born, February 9, 1906, Jennings, Michigan.  Died July 21, 1978, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Service:  Clock Chapel Tues. afternoon 1:00 o’clock July 25, 1978.  Officiating:  Rev. Bernard Fetty Fruitport Congregational Church.  Interment:  Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Michigan.

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GAGNON, Abe

Obituary

Muskegon Times, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, December 30, 1911

ABE GAGNON DIES  Former Muskegon Grocerman Succumbs in South Dakota News  of the death of Abe Gagnon, age 70 years, a former Muskegon resident, in Estelline, S.D.  was received here yesterday by Mrs. Joseph White, 9 Thomas street, a niece.  Mr.  Gagnon was seated at the supper table Christmas evening when he was suddenly taken  ill, dying a short time later.  He owned a grocery store in this city for a number of years,  moving to Estelline about three years ago.  Two sons, Alphonse and Arthur survive  besides a daughter, Jane. He also leaves four sisters and two brothers.

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GAINES, WILLIAM MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 July 1958, Page 3

Short Illness Takes Life of William Gaines. William Gaines, 62, of 2228 Superior, Muskegon Heights, died at the Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital Friday afternoon after a short illness.  Mr. Gaines was born in Laurel, Miss., and was raised there.  In 1942 he was married in Hattiesburg, Miss., to Annie Myers.  He came to Muskegon from Hattiesburg in 1943.  He was a construction laborer and worked at the Lakey Foundry plant.  Mr. Gaines was a member of the Greater Harvest Baptist Church and active in Royal Arch Masons.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Annie Gaines; two daughters, Mrs. Corine Williams of Muskegon Heights and Miss Dorothy Gaines of Laurel, Miss.; three brothers, Henry, of Dixon, Texas, McKinley and Humphrey, both of Laurel; two sisters, Mrs. Arene Gold of Erie, Penn., and Mrs. Verna Hamilton of San Francisco.

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7 July 1958, Page 24

GAINES, MR. WILLIAM, 2228 Superior, Hts.  Mr. William Gaines expired Friday at Osteopathic Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Greater Harvest Baptist Church, Rev. C. Casey officiating.  Burial in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chapel.—Reynolds.

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GALE, CLIFFORD MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 May 1990, Page 7C

GALE, MR. CLIFFORD, Muskegon Heights.  Mr. Clifford E. Gale, 63, died Wed. evening, May 16, 1990.  He was born May 9, 1927 in Allen, MI and had been employed at S.D. Warren.  Mr. Gale had served with the U.S. Army during both W.W.II and the Korean Conflict.  Survivors include his former wife, Juliamae; 5 children all of Muskegon; 1 brother, 1 sister and several grandchildren.  Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday from the Sytsema Chapel.  Visitation: 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Friday.  Suggested memorial: Charity of your Choice.  —Sytsema 737 Apple Ave

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GALE, JULIAMAE “JULES” MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 May 2000, Page 7C

GALE, MRS. JULIAMAE “JULES”, Muskegon.  Mrs. Juliamae “Jules” Gale, age 68, died early Wednesday morning May 3, 2000.  She was born on July 6, 1931 and had been a resident of Muskegon since 1950.  Mrs. Gale worked for Morrow’s Restaurant for 5 years before retiring in 1992.  She had also worked for the Town Tavern and the Peppermill.  She married Clifford Gale and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1990.  SURVIVORS include 5 children, Shirley (& Earl) Palmer, Thomas (& Peggy) Gale, Dianna (& Sam) Schaub all of Muskegon, Norman (& Cindy) Gale of Indiana, Richard (& Sue) Gale of Muskegon; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by 3 grandsons.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue with Rev. Ken Vanderlaan, officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association will be appreciated.

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GALLAND, Alpha B.

Marriage

Liber 8, page 261, 1924:

Edward M. Kroll, 23, of Montague, MI, laborer, parents Emil Kroll and Hannah Lettie.

Alpha B. Galland, 18, of Montague, MI, parents Addison Galand and Rose T. Wallace

Married 24 January 1924, witnessed by Alice Kroll and Jerriene Donahue, both of Muskegon. 

St. James Church, Montague, Rev. J. T. Drew.

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GALLOWAY, ALFRED D. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 April 2006, Page 5-B

Alfred D. Galloway, Muskegon.  Mr. Alfred D. Galloway, age 61, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006 in Muskegon.  He was born November 4, 1944 in Grayling, MI to Clarence and Mae (Dawson) Galloway and lived most of his life in the Muskegon area.  Prior to retiring in 1994, he worked for Mills Manufacturing for 28 years.  He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and had also been active with the Lakeside Eagles.  SURVIVORS include his former wife, Beverly Galloway of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Kimberly Galloway of Greenville, Patricia (Chuck) Hutchinson of Rothbury; 4 step-children, Lisa (Merle) Stone and Michael Giusto both of Muskegon, Jackie Lynn (Matt) Farrar of Fruitport, Pam (Louie) Baron of Shelby; 27 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Frank Owen Galloway; 3 sisters, Karen (Al) Stanley, Linda Welch, Mary (Andy) Mitchell.  GRAVESIDE SERVICES were held Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements handled by  Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc.  737 Apple Avenue, (231) 726-5210, www.sytsemafh.com

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Galloway, Helen (Mrs.)

Obituary

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

Hart, MI - Helen Galloway, age 74, died Saturday.  There will be a visitation on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at the Clock Funeral Home-Whitehall from 5pm until 6pm

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GALPIN, Harris E.

Biography

 

GALPIN, William Rev.

Biography

 

Galusha, Elisha

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Monday, November 15, 1915 page 1

Elisha Galusha, aged 93, one of the oldest residents of the township of Muskegon, died late Saturday afternoon at his home in Muskegon Township after a short illness.  Mr. Galusha had been very active almost all of his life.  Mr. Galusha was born in New York state and came to Michigan 65 years ago, locating at Eastmanville.  He came to Muskegon 30 years ago and has since lived on his farm and worked it.  He leaves one son, Robert of Colorado, and three grandchildren, Mrs. William Spink of Battle Creek, and William and Ira Hammond of Muskegon township.  The funeral was held this afternoon at the Balbirnie chapel at 2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. August Schultz, pastor of the St. John's German Evangelical church officiated and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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GAMBLE, Clifford S.

Biography

 

GANHOUSKA, (Mrs. Frank)

Obituary

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

Mrs. Frank Ganhouska, 173 Larch avenue died at 11 o’clock Sunday morning at Hackley hospital, after a short  illness at the age of 25 years.  She had been a resident of Muskegon for three years and six months.  Mrs.  Ganhouska is survived by her husband and one son, John, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Dsuly Gobska, Mrs. Eny  Matusiewic, Mrs. Aleksandra Kubyzno and Wtadystawa Mvosewska.  The funeral will be held at 8 o’clock tomorrow  morning at St. Mary’s cemetery.  Rev. Father Andrew Narloch, pastor of St. Michael’s Polish catholic church will  officiate.

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GARBER, Frank Webster

Biography

 

GARBER, Frank W. Jr.

CITY NEWS:

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

Frank W. Garber, Jr. who is a student at the Johns Hopkins university, is spending the spring vacation at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Garber, at 159 Jefferson street.

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GARDNER

 

GAREY

 

GARNEET, Nellie

Article

East Muskegon

 

GARRITY, Captain

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, August 10, 1921

NOT UNCONSCIOUS; WERE ONLY DRUNK  The police received a report early this morning that two persons were lying near a  monument in Evergreen cemetery, apparently unconscious.  They asked that the emergency be sent to take them to the hospital.  Captain Garrity and Detective Hammond made the trip and they found Tom Kay and Nellie Anderson.  The facts were all correct  save as to the matter of their being unconscious.  They were both drunk and had spent the night in the cemetery and in the rain.  They  were taken to the county jail.  Both are old offenders. 

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GARVER, D. L. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 February 1957, Page 13

D. L. Garver, Painter, Dies.  D. L. Garver, 805 Terrace street, who spent most of his life in the Muskegon area as a painter, died at the age of 76 years at the Hackley Hospital Saturday following a short illness.  He was born Sept. 18, 1880, in Hart.  Mr. Garver leaves two daughters, Mrs. Florence Pranger, of Hart, and Mrs. Gus Simos, of California, and one son, Fred Kelly, of Bellaire.

8 February 1957, Page 22

GARVER, MR. D. L., 805 Terrace St.  The Graveside Service for Mr. D. L. Garver will begin at eleven o’clock Saturday morning at the Fruitland Township Cemetery.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.       

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GASAHL, HENRY GEORGE MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 9 December 2007, Page 6-B

Henry George Gasahl, Twin Lake.  George H. Gasahl, age 79, of Twin Lake, passed away on Monday at home after fighting a long, courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on October 20, 1928, in Chicago to George and Jeannette (Mooney) Gasahl and married Eleanor Stone on June 17, 1950, in Muskegon.  George was a businessman and owner of Graichens in Fremont.  George was proud to be a community leader and was instrumental in the development of downtown Fremont.  He was a member of the Muskegon Elks, Newaygo-Pilgrim Masonic Lodge #131, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, CAM Club, and had served as a Director of the Old Kent Bank in Fremont and Dalton Township Board of Trustees.  He was a Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict and member of the First Congregational Church in Fremont.  George is survived by his wife, Eleanor of Twin Lake; children, Marjorie Dorr of Fruitport, Mary (Vancey) Bown of Norton Shores, George (Dr. Laurie) Gasahl III of Muskegon, and Jim (Brenda) Gasahl of Norton Shores; 7 grandchildren, Allison and Benjamin and Alicia Dorr, Tracy and G. Henry IV Gasahl, Tucker and Evan Bown; sisters in law, Patricia McDonell and Barbara Wenk.  Visitation was held Thursday, December 6, at the Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont with funeral services on Friday 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Fremont.  For a more lasting memorial, friends are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan or the American Cancer Society.  Friends may share memories and condolences with the family at www.crandellfh.com.  Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont.

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GASCHO, VIVAN M. MRS. (BITTNER)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 13 August 2001, Page 6-B

GASCHO, MRS. VIVAN M., Whitehall.  Mrs. Gascho, age 84, died August 5, 2001.  Born August 20, 1916, in Dillsburg, PA, to Tolbert and Velva (Cassel) Bittner, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 15 years.  She was married to husband Edgar, who preceded her in death in 1961, and was married to Lorne, who preceded her in death in 1978.  She had been a homemaker and was a very active member of White Lake Baptist Church.  Mrs. Gascho was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bittner.  FAMILY:  2 sons, Keith (Janice) Gascho of Montague and Richard (Victoria) Gascho of Colorado; a step-son, Gary (Marilyn) Gascho of Georgia; grandchildren, Richard Jr. (Christine) Gascho, Andrew (Victoria) Gascho, Adam (Bethel) Gascho, Edward Gascho, Alan (Patricia) Gascho and Keith Gascho Jr.; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren.  SERVICE:  Was held Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 2 p.m., from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Roger Rose officiating.  Interment was made in Forest Lawn Cemetery - Detroit.  MEMORIAL:  Moody Bible Institute.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GATES, MARY PAULSON MRS. (SPEED)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 February 1960, Page 39

Mrs. Gates, 86, Dies Following Short Illness. Mrs. Mary Paulson Gates, 86, of 1826 Moulton avenue, a former nurse, died early today at Marcy Hospital after a short illness.   Mrs. Gates was active in nursing here from 1918 to 1925.  She was born July 24, 1873 in Fruitland Township, where she attended public schools.  The former Mary Speed, daughter of early settlers here, she was married June 7, 1890 to Andrew Paulson, who died in 1918.  On Nov. 15, 1930, she was married to Frank Gates, Sr.  Mr. Gates died here on April 19, 1946.  Mrs. Gates was a member of North Muskegon Community Methodist Church.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Etta M. Evans and Mrs. Nelsa Belote, of North Muskegon, and Mrs. Frank C. Doyle, of Chicago; a son, Clive Paulson, of North Muskegon; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William Zahrt and Mrs. Alvin Covell, both of North Muskegon area; three stepsons, Fay and Floyd Gates, of Muskegon, and Robert Gates, of Sunnyside, Wash.; and three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

GATES, MRS. MARY (Widow of the late Mr. Frank Gates, Sr.), 1426 Moulton Ave., North Muskegon. Memorial Services for Mrs. Mary Gates will begin at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Balbirnie-apostle Chapel, Rev. Mr. Keith Bovee officiating, interment in Speed Cemetery, Fruitland Township.  The remains will lie in state at the Mortuary. —Balbirnie-Apostle.       

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GAUL, Bertha Johnson (Mrs.) Schweissinger

Obituary

The Muskegon Chronicle October 24, 2001   Mrs. Bertha Johnson Gaul, age 96, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001.  She was born in Germany on February 14, 1905 to Edward & Amelia  (Garmeister) Schweissinger.  Mrs. Gaul married Oliver Johnson who preceded her in death in 1950.  She then married Harry Gaul who preceded her in death in 1973.  She was a member of  Trinity Lutheran Church.  Survivors:  2 daughters, Lois (Willard) Nye of Muskegon & Shirley (Donald) Veldman of Twin Lake; 1 daughter-in-law, Virginia Johnson of Muskegon.  2  stepdaughters, Gina Johnson & Rose Wolffis, both of Muskegon; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.  Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her son Doug Johnson in  1999,  a step-daughter, LaVerne Blount & by 2 sisters, Helen White & Freida Knapp.  Service: Friday, Otober 26, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dennis  Lassanske & Pastor Herbert Graupner officiating.  Interment at Lakeside Cemetery.  Visitation: Friday, one hour prior to the service at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Memorial:  Trinity  Lutheran Church   --- Clock – Muskegon

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Obituary

GAUL, Bertha Johnson (Mrs.) Schweissinger

The Muskegon Chronicle October 25, 2001

Service:  Friday, October 26, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Visistation: Friday, one hour prior to the service at Trinity Lutheran  Church.  Memorial:  Trinity Lutheran  Church  ---Clock – Muskegon

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Gay, Velvet “Doll” (Mrs.)

Obituary

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

Mrs. Velvet “Doll” A. Gay, age 54, passed away Wed. Sept. 12, 2001 at Mercy General Health Partners.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 noon Wed. Sept. 19, 2001, from New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. James Witcher, officiating.  Burial;  Mona View Cemetery.  Mrs. Gay will lie in state at Reynolds Memorial Chapel where visitation will begin Tues. from 4-9pm.

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GEBOLYK (also see GEBOLYS)

 

GEBOLYK, Albert

Marriage

Muskegon County Marriage Records

Liber 6, page 103, record #11830, Aug 14, 1918 

Albert Gebolyk, 37 of Muskegon Heights, born in Poland, shipping clerk, Father, Bartomiy Gebolyk, mother, Anna.  Married to

Regina Slaxa, 32 of Muskegon Heights, born in Poland, no occupation, Father

Frank Mierdzinski, mother, Agnes.  She was previously married.

Witnesses: Maude L. Irwin and Frank White, both of Muskegon.

Note:  I interpreted the hadwriting of her name as Slaxa, but the “x” is in question.  I  did not find the “Slaxa” name in the record index; it may be Slata, Slana, Slaza?   Muskegon  only has a hand-written ledger of this marriage license.  The original is  available from the State of Michigan in Lansing.

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GEBOLYS  (also see GEBOLYK)

 

GEBOLYS, Albert

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, May 2, 1945, page 2:4

Albert Gebolys, Grocer, Expires   Albert Gebolys, 67 years old, proprietor of Koglins  Grocery died early today at his home, 903 Lemuel street, Muskegon Heights, after a two  year illness.   Born in Poland in February 1878, Mr. Gebolys came to the United States in  1904 and located in Buffalo, N.Y. where he lived 10 years.  Next he went to Minneapolis,  Minn. for a three years stay before coming in 1917 to Muskegon Heights where he had  lived since.  Prior to operating his grocery business, he was employed at the Campbell,  Wyant and Cannon Foundry company.  He also operated the C.W.C. restaurant for a  time.   Mr. Gebolys was married in Muskegon in 1918 to Miss Regina Michalszinska.   A  communicant of St. Michael’s church, Mr. Gebolys leaves the widow, three daughters,  Mrs. Henry Tomasiegicz and Mrs. Leo Hilliard, both in Muskegon and Miss Ann  Gebolys at home; three sons, Pfc. Joseph, with a tank destroyer unit in Germany; Albert,  Jr. and John, both at home; two brothers, Stanley, Detroit, and Frank, Buffalo, N.Y.; one  sister, Mrs. Sophie Stepka, Buffalo, N.Y. and three grandchildren.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, May 4, 1945, page 18:1

GEBOLYS – The solemn requiem mass for Mr. Albert Gebolys of 906 Lemuel St.,  Muskegon Heights, was sung at 9 o’clock Friday morning at St. Michael’s Roman  Catholic church.  Rev. Andrew Sikorski as celebrant.  Rev. Fr. T. Sniegowski as deacon  and Rev. Fr. Adrian O.F.M. as sub-deacon, and the interment was in St. Mary’s cemetery.   – Pachesny.

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GEBOLYS, (Mrs. Albert) Regina (Miehardzienski)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, October 31, 1961, page 20:3

Long Illness Takes Life of Mrs. Gebolys   Mrs. Regina Gebolys, a native of Poland and a  resident of this country nearly half a century, died at Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital  Monday after a long illness.  She was 74 and made her home at 2405 Lemuel St.,  Muskegon Heights.   Born Sept. 7, 1887, in Poland, she attended school in that country  before emmigrating to the United States in 1914, settling in Minneapolis, Minn.  The  former Regina Miehardzienski, she married Albert Gebolys in Minneapolis in 1922.  The  couple came to Muskegon the same year and made their home here until Mr. Gebolys’  death in 1945.   Mrs. Gebolys was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church.   She leaves  three sons, John of Muskegon, Joseph of Muskegon Heights, and Albert, Jr. of Norton  Township; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Tomasiewicz, Mrs. Lottie Hilliard and Mrs. Roy  Wright, all of Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Stempkowski of Grand Junction, Colo.  And Miss Carol Miehardzienski in Poland, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, October 31, 1961, page 20:5

GEBOLYS, MRS. REGINA   2405 Lemuel, Muskegon Hts.   The Requiem High Mass  for Mrs. Gebolys will be sung Thursday at 9 A.M. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Rev.  Fr. Andrew Sikorski as Celebrant, with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may  call at the Walburn Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8:30  P.M.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records

Liber 22, page 885, October 31, 1961

Regina Gebolys, female, white, widowed, housewife, born September 7, 1887 in Poland, age 74.  Father, (Unknown) Miehardsienski, Mother (Unknown).  Husband, Albert.

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GEE, MARJORIE L. “MIDGE” MRS. (FULLER)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 6 March 2005, Page 5-B

Mrs. Marjorie L. “Midge” Gee (widow of Everett J. Gee), Whitehall.  Mrs. Gee, age 92, of Whitehall, died February 28, 2005.  Born October 8, 1912, in Muskegon, to Alec and Hattie (Near) Fuller, she had lived in the White Lake area most of her life.  On April 11, 1936, in Whitehall she married Everett J. Gee, who preceded her in death in 2001.  Mrs. Gee was a 1931 graduate of Muskegon High School, where she was named Female Athlete of the Year while in high school, and was a graduate of Sherwood Music Conservatory in Chicago.  She taught private music lessons in Muskegon and was woman’s basketball referee for many years in Muskegon and the Whitehall area.  As a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church, she was church organist for many years and sang in the choir, as well as was a member of the handbell choir, involved for over 50 years.  She was involved in Women's Junior Unity Club, participated in numerous local music productions, was an avid sailor and member of White Lake Yacht Club, was an avid golfer and a member of White Lake Golf Club, and loved to ice skate and ski.  Mrs. Gee worked as a bookkeeper for the Gee-Carr Hardware Store and later for the Gee Funeral Home, retiring in 1972.  Mrs. Gee was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Gee, in 1985, a brother, Robert Fuller, and two sisters, Lois Spicklemire and Grace Eaves.  FAMILY:  A daughter, Mary Gee of Whitehall; 2 grandchildren, Ethan (Lacie) Wendell of Sparta and Erin Wendell of Milan; a good friend, Marcia Funnell of Whitehall.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 11:00 AM, from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Mr. Henry Roesler officiating.  MEMORIALS:  White Lake Ambulance Service, 119 S. Baldwin St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GEFFERT, MARGUERITE E. “BETTY” MRS. (O’CONNELL)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 January 2005, Page 6-B

Mrs. Marguerite E. “Betty” Geffert, Whitehall.  Marguerite E. "Betty" Geffert of Whitehall passed away on January 16, 2005 at age 89.  She was the daughter of Joseph E. O'Connell and Elvira Austin O'Connell.  On August 18, 1936, Betty married Robert E. Geffert and he preceded her in death.  Three brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.  She is survived by two sisters, Doris M. Hunt and Dolly O. Morton; one brother, John A. O'Connell; plus many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Betty worked in the offices of Dr. A.D. Engstrom and Dr. Max Bussard.  She was an avid golfer and member of both the White Lake Golf Club and the Glades Country Club (in Naples, Florida), winning many awards at both clubs.  A celebration of Betty's life will be held early next summer for family and friends.

CLOCK - White Lake

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GELDERLOOS, Johannes K

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Monday, February 20, 1939, page 12

J.K. Gelderloos, Taken By Stroke  Resident Here 54 Years Stricken at Home, Expires Johannes K. Glederloos, 84 years old, 358 Amity street, a resident of Muskegon for  more than 50 years, died at his home today.  Mr. Gelderloos suffered a stroke shortly  before noon.  Coroner Thomas C. Clock said death was due to a heart attack.  Born in  the Netherlands, May 12, 1854, Mr. Gelderloos came to the United States 54 years ago,  settling at Muskegon.  Before his retirement 17 years ago, he had been employed at the  Alaska Refrigerator company, now the Norge plant, as a finisher for 37 years.  He  married Marguerite De Boor here.  The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary  June 27, 1937.  He was a member of the Berean church.  Surviving are Mrs.  Gelderloos, two sons, Frank and Claude, of Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs. John  VanderWall, of Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Ritsema, and Mrs. Maggie Vos, of  Muskegon; and 10 grandchildren.

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GENSON, GLORIA J. MRS. (MCCLELLAN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 August 2004, Page 5-B

MRS. GLORIA J. GENSON, (widow of Carl), Lakewood Club.  Mrs. Genson, age 78, of Lakewood Club, died August 15, 2004.  Born April 13, 1926, in Muskegon, to Harold and Myrtle (Fredenburgh) McClellan, she had lived in Lakewood Club for many years.  On May 19, 1945, in Muskegon, she married Carl W. Genson, who preceded her in death in 1993.  She had worked in wax assembly at Howmet Corp. until retiring.  Mrs. Genson had been a member of the Lakewood Builders Association for many years.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cecelia McGahan, and a son, Harold Genson.  FAMILY:  1 son, Raymond (Debra) Genson of Lakewood Club; 4 grandsons, Michael (Lisa) McGahan and Steven McGahan, both of Lakewood Club, David (Cherie) Genson of Martin and Gregory (Valeria) Genson of Coopersville; step-grandchildren, Clinton (Lisa) Burroughs, Loretta Lineberry, Jerod (Robin) France, Eric (Crystal) France, Renee France and Peggy France; 17 great-grandchildren.  FUNERAL LITURGY:  Was held Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from St. Mary's of the Woods Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Norman Droski presiding.  Interment in Oakland Cemetery - Dalton Township.  MEMORIALS:  National Kidney Foundation of MI, 2350 S. Huron Pkwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GERIG, BERNIECE EVELYN

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 July 2007, Page 4-B

Berniece Evelyn Gerig, April 8, 1923 – July 22, 2007.  God called her to be with him, she ran the race, now enjoying the fact to face, with her Creator.  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!  CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, July 28, 2007, 1:00 PM, at Mouth Cemetery, White River Township.  DONATIONS: In memory of Berniece Gerig, c/o Stewardship Office of Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60614.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GERIG, DEAN A. D.O.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 28 November 2004, Page 6-B

GERIG, D.O., Dean A., Whitehall.  Dean A. Gerig, D.O., went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, November 24, 2004 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the University of Michigan Hospital.  He was born September 10, 1929 in Akron, Indian to John J. & E. Selina (Utter) Gerig and had resided in the White Lake area since 1963.  Dr. Gerig was a graduate of Anderson College and Chicago College of Osteopathy prior to starting his own practice and then later founding Lakeshore Medical Associates.  He was a self-employed physician for over 45 years and remained active, practicing his profession until earlier this year.  He was a member of Covenant Community Church where he played a key role in its spiritual foundation; and where he served as an Elder and was involved with its Summer Recreation Program.  Dr. Gerig was a man who loved Jesus and loved prayer.  He was a longtime contributor to the Food for the Poor Program to benefit the Haitian population.  SURVIVORS include his friend and companion, Bette McGoon of Muncie, Indiana; 4 children, John (Rhonda) Gerig of Montague, Dean (Teresa) Gerig, Jr. of Magnolia, Texas; Gina (Rodger) Sweeting of Whitehall and Cheri Jamieson of Montague; 9 grandchildren, Jennifer & Christy Gerig, Dawn Beckman, Adelin & Natalie Sweeting, Grant, Alex & Clark Gillish and Edwin F. Epps.  Dr. Gerig was preceded in death by his son, David Gerig, in 1991; his son, Robert Marklewitz, in 2001 and by his sister, Sonja Gerig, in 1999.  SERVICES will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday at Covenant Community Church (134 E. Barney Ave., Muskegon Heights) with the Revs. Miriam & Mark Bush, officiating.  VISITATION with the family will be 2-4 & 6-8PM Monday at Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Avenue 231-726-5210   For a more lasting memorial you are asked to consider the E. Selina Gerig and John J. Gerig Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, to encourage and support youth programs as an outreach ministry in the community.  You are also invited to share your memories or sign the family's on-line guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com

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GERMAN, Celum V.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan Thursday, March 15, 1979  Page 33

1684 Vulcan Street   Mr. Celum V. German, age 87 years, passed away Wednesday afternoon at a local nursing home. He was born Aug. 15, 1891 in Wayland,  Mi. and moved to Muskegon in 1913 from Shelby where he has since resided. He was married to the former Cora E. Stubbs on Nov.10, 1910 at Shelby, Mi.  and she passed away July 19, 1970 at Muskegon. He was a self employed Barber for 52 years until his retirement in 1966. He was a member of F.O.E. No.668  of Muskegon and Modern Woodmen of America. He is survived by 2 sons, Lester E. German of Muskegon Heights and Celum J. German of Rockford, Mi. 1  daughter; Mrs. Jacob (Lucy) Thornberg of Muskegon,16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, 1 brother, Neal German of  Baltimore, Md. He was preceded in death by a son Harold German in 1974. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday from the Sytsema Chapel with Rev.  David Showers officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where they may meet the family 7-9 p.m. today.    Sytsema

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GERRISH, Joseph M.

Biography

 

GETZ, KAREN H. MRS. (HARTMAN)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 October 2007, Page 4-B

Karen H. Getz, Moline, Illinois.  Karen H. Getz, 70, well-known community leader, of Moline, Illinois, died Friday, October 5, 2007, in Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.   Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at First Congregational Church, Moline, with The Reverend Allen Mothershed officiating.  Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Memorials may be made to Quad City Arts or The Moline Foundation.  Karen was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 20, 1937, to Ezra and Olive Wright Hartman.  She grew up in the Hyde Park area on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Hyde Park High School.  She was employed in the advertising business with McCann Erickson in Chicago for over seventeen years.  She became their food stylist preparing food for photography in magazine and television ads.  Karen was an avid sailor and met her future husband, Tom Getz, while sailing in a Detroit to Mackinac Island race.  They were married on December 26, 1973, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  After moving to the Quad cities, she became involved in many community activities and treasured the large circle of friends she grew to know and cherish.  She was on the board of directors or a trustee of Arrowhead Ranch, the Moline Foundation, the Mark of the Quad Cities, U. S. Bank, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Putnam Museum, Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bettendorf Family Museum, and Marriage and Family Counseling Service.  Karen was a member of First Congregational Church, Moline, Tri-City Garden Club, and The Outing Club.  She was devoted to the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees which became nearly a full-time job for her over most of eighteen years.  She was the Director of Festival from 1991 through 1994 and stayed involved on the Festival Steering Committee and a Director of Sponsorships and Co-chair of Designer Recruitment through 2003.  On January 30, 2004, Karen and her husband, Tom, were in a serious auto accident.  She slowly recovered but never regained her full strength and awareness.  She is survived by her husband; step-children and their spouses, Dr. Thomas Getz and Margaret Burrows-Getz of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bettina Getz and Bill Judge of River Forest, Illinois, and Christopher Getz of Melbourne, Florida; sisters, Maurine Dempsey McCullough of Winfield, Illinois, and Barbara Packer and her husband Jack of Arlington Heights, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Barbara O’Leary; and by six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David.  Karen’s family invites you to share memories and condolences, and light a candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.

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GETZ, MARY ELIZABETH “LIBBY” MRS. (COZAD)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 10 February 2008, Page 4-B

Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Cozad Getz, Durham, NC.  Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Cozad Getz, 89, died January 29, 2008 at The Forest at Duke, Durham, North Carolina.  Memorial services are planned for later dates both in Durham and at the Getz summer home near Whitehall, Michigan.  Burial will be in the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, Illinois.   Memorials may be made to The Forest at Duke Benevolent Fund, 2701 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705 or to DACOR Bacon House Foundation, c/o DACOR Inc, 1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.  The former is to assist those who outlive their resources at The Forest, and the latter assists needy members of retired Foreign Service families.  Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, Illinois, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Libby was born April 29, 1918, in Rock Island, Illinois, to Harry Work and Katherine Maher Cozad.  She graduated from the Villa de Chantal in Rock Island and attended The University of Illinois.  She worked in New York and Chicago before returning to Rock Island where she married John I. Getz in 1941.  When John was inducted into the Army during World War II and went to the Pacific with an Armored Division, Libby joined the American Red Cross and served in the European Theater.  She was with Red Cross bases in England and after D-Day served on the continent.  One of her treasured memories was having dinner with Supreme Commander General Dwight Eisenhower in Berlin at the end of the war and enjoying a game of bridge with him.  After World War II, Libby and John discovered their love of travel, so after additional schooling, John joined the U.S. Foreign Service.  They served in various U.S. Embassies around the world including Saigon, Rome and Bangkok.  They lived in Paris for three years while John served as the assistant to the secretary general of NATO.  Their last posting before retiring was Malta where John was the American Ambassador.  After retirement, they remained on Malta for several years, before returning home.  Their last retirement home was at The Forest at Duke in Durham, North Carolina.

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GETZ, WILLIAM AINSWORTH MR.

OBITUARY

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

William Ainsworth Getz, Moline, Illinois.  William Ainsworth Getz of Moline, Illinois, and Michillinda, Michigan, died on Friday, June 30, 2006, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, of complications following heart surgery.  He was 90 years old.  A memorial service will be held at 4PM on Sunday, July 30th, at the Wabaningo Club at Sylvan Beach.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Getz to the White Lake Sailing School, P.O. Box 454, Whitehall, Michigan 49461, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, 327 N. Brady St, Davenport, Iowa, 52801, or Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Dr. Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.  As a boy here, Bill Getz fell in love with boats.  In his later years he’d often marvel at the world of people he’d discovered through that affection.  He started by helping take care of the boat of a family friend at the White Lake Yacht Club and ended by taking his last sail on the lake last summer at the wheel of the cutter Aramis.  In the years between he became a graduate of the second class and then an instructor at the White Lake Yacht Club Sailing School.  He sailed in thirty-four Chicago-Mackinac races, nine Newport-Bermuda races, several Southern Ocean Racing Circuit races and a transatlantic race from Bermuda to Spain, for which he consistently credited a patient and forgiving wife.  In addition, his family built a houseboat, ‘The Matriark’, which was a familiar sight on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities area from the early 1950’s to the 70’s, and he spent many winter weeks cruising with friends in the Caribbean, the Inland Waterway, the Chesapeake, and Florida’s Gulf Coast.          His boyhood friends here became friends for life, and his memories of the people and history of White Lake were a delight to any who spent an afternoon with him following races and touring the Lake.  His unflagging pleasure in friendships and acquaintances provoked one dear friend to remark that if you ran Bill Getz up a flagpole anywhere in the world you’d find someone he knew.  Bill Getz was born August 15, 1915 at Lakewood Farm in Holland, Michigan, the second of Harry and Carolyn Ainsworth Getz’s ten children.  His parents had met at Michillinda in 1909when Harry Getz was staying nearby at a boarding house, a building which still stands off Scenic drive.  The family moved to Moline in 1917 where Mr. Getz graduated from Moline Public High School and attended Augustana College.  In 1938 he joined Williams White & Co., an Ainsworth family-owned company manufacturing heavy machinery, and moved to Williams White’s sales office in Chicago.  On April 16, 1940 he married the former Kaye Spelletich of Davenport, Iowa.  They lived in Chicago until 1941 when they moved back to Moline where Mr. Getz joined Moline Forge & Co., another family company, during World War II.  He worked for both Moline Forge and Williams White for all of his professional life, serving as President and Chairman of both companies.  Mr. Getz was a board member and president of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association; a board member, drive chairman and president of the Moline Community Chest/United Way; a member of the Moline Board of Education, an alderman on the Moline City Council, and a trustee of the Moline YMCA.  He was also Rock Island County Republican Chairman, a State Central Committeeman for twelve years, a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1964, and a Precinct Committeeman for 30 years.  In addition he was a member and ten president of Moline Public Hospital.  He also served on boards of Illinois Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Bituminous Casualty Corporation, and First National Bank of Moline.  Mr. Getz was a charter member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council to the United States Coast Guard.  Mr. Getz was a member of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, Lindsay Park Yacht Club, the Chicago Yacht Club, the White Lake Yacht Club, the White Lake Association, and the White Lake Historical Society.  Mr. Getz’s wife Kaye preceded him in death in December, 2001.  Two sisters, Sara Winwood and Carol Bartholomew, and a brother, Tom Getz, survive him, along with his daughters, Stephanie Sandell of London, England, Pamela Garton and her husband Robert of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and Martha Cogswell of Colorado Springs, and his son, John Getz of Los Angeles, along with eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and Lady, a black standard poodle.

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GIELOW, ROBERT M. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 April 2006, Page 5-B

Robert M. Gielow, Montague.  Mr. Robert M. Gielow, age 78, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006.  He was born in Detroit, MI on September 4, 1927 to Marvin and Thyra (Pierson) Gielow and married the former Mary Lou Hall on August 2, 1952.  Mr. Gielow served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII and graduated from Michigan State University.  He had been employed with the State of Michigan for 20 years until retiring in 1986.  He was a former member of Muskegon Country Club, White Lake Golf Club & Cam Club.  Mr. Gielow was an avid golfer, who enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, boating, model railroading and traveling.  SURVIVORS:  Wife, Mary Lou; 1 son, Eric & his wife, Renea of Norton Shores; 2 daughters, Cristy & her husband, David Harr of Texas & Toni & her husband, Karl Hoppe of Texas; 6 grandchildren, Brendon & Britni Gielow, Matthew & Zack Wiersma & Erin & Allison Hoppe.  SERVICE:  It was Saturday, April 29, 2006, 2:00 PM at Clock Chapel with Pastor Jan Johnson officiating.  VISITATION:  Was Friday, 7-9 p.m. at Clock Funeral Home, MEMORIAL: Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana.  You may sign the online guest book at www.lifestorynet.com  CLOCK - Muskegon

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GIFFORD, George V.

Muskegon City Directory

1900 through 1906 Not listed

1908, page 184   Gifford, George V., feederman, res 56 Piano av.

1909, page 186   Gifford, George V., lab Central Paper Co., res 488 Lake

1911, page 217   Gifford, George V., res 37 Bourdon

1912,  not listed

1915, page 226   Gifford, Ella, Mrs. Bds 31 Bourdon

                            Gifford, Gladys, student, bds 31 Bourdon

1917, page 247    Gifford, Ella, Mrs. Bds 28 Estes

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1910 Census, Muskegon (city)15th Precinct

     Lake St.  488   114-125   Cottrell, Ray

                                              Cottrell, Nettie

                                   -126   Gifford, George V.

                                             Gifford, Ella B

                                             Gifford, Gladys M.   12

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Gilbert, Richard (Mr.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Tuesday September 18, 2001 page 3B

Richard Gilbert, age 80, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001.  Rich is survived by his wife Barbara; 2 daughters, Diana (John) Schmidt of Grand Haven, Pam (Bill) Montambo of Ravenna; 3 sons, Richard “Dick” (Sharon) of CO, David R. of CA & Bruce (Denise) of Ravenna; 11 grandchildren; 1 brother, Walter (Mae) Gilbert of Grand Rapids.  Services:  Thursday, 11:00 am at Throop Funeral Home, Ravenna, MI with Rev. Kevin Schutt officiating.  Burial:  Ravenna Cemetery, Visitation:  Wednesday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Throop Funeral Home, Memorials:  Alzheimer’s or Heartland Hospice of Kalamazoo.

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GILBERT, Thomas Henry

Obituary

T. H. Gilbert, 82 Is Dead At Rothbury - Thomas Henry Gilbert, 82 years old, died at his  home here yesterday (Apr 7, 1932).  He had been ill a week.  Mr. Gilbert had been a  resident of this vicinity for the past 67 years.  He married Miss Siloma Long 60 years  ago.  She died in 1929.  Mr. Gilbert was born in Canada and came to Michigan with his  parents as a child.  They lived in Muskegon county for some years, moving to Oceana  county near Rothbury when Mr. Gilbert was 15 years old.  He has resided here since.   Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Colby of Rothbury, 25 grandchildren, eight  great-grandchildren and five brothers (should read sons), Alva of Shelby, Charles and  Amos of Rothbury, and Roy and Ernest of Saline.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday  in the Adventist church at Rothbury.  Burial wil be in Rothbury.  source:  Muskegon  Chronicle Fri Apr 8, 1932

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GILBEY, Julia (Alberson)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Tuesday, April 8, 1930, page 2

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. ROBERT GILBEY   Mrs. Robert Gilbey, 67 years  old, of Muskegon township, R. R. 4, died Monday at her home after an illness of six  months.  She was born in Indiana June 7, 1862.  Her maiden name was Julia Alberson,  and she was married to Mr. Gilby at Bluffton, Ind. 37 years ago.  She was a member of  the United Brethren church.  Mrs. Gilby is survived by her husband; one son, Raymond  Gilby of Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs. Louis L. Meyers, of Muskegon township; three  brothers, Dennis, Jacob and Samuel Alberson, all of Wells county, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs.  Winfield Settle of Wells county.

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GILE, William L.

Biography

 

GILES, Charles I.

Biography

 

GILL, Jack

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Thursday January 10, 1929, page 2  NEW TRIAL  DENIED IN BASTARDY CASE  Judge Vanderwerp in a written opinion has denied the  motion for a new trial in the case of Jack Gill.  He was found guilty by a jury in  December on a bastardy charge.  The motion for a new trial was based on the admitting  of testimony relating to a settlement. The defense contended that this was an error.  The  judge ruled that it was not. 

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GILLAN, WILLIAM E. “BILL” MR.

Obituary

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

Mr. William E. “Bill” Gillan, Montague.  Mr. Gillan, age 83, of Montague, died July 13, 2004.  Born September 6, 1920, in Rothbury, to William and Christina (Simonson) Gillan, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  In 1942, he married the former Delores Hill.  She preceded him in death in 1963.  On December 17, 1966, he married the former J.M. "Sue" Westphal.  He had been Service and Parts Manager and co-owner of Hunt's Sales & Service for many years, retiring in 1982.  Mr. Gillan served on the Montague Fire Department for 45 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant, was a Charter member of White Lake BPOE #2607, was a Past-President and Life member of White Lake Area Sportfishing Association, was a former member of Montague-Whitehall Rotary Club, was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, and a member of Montague-Whitehall Lodge # 198 F & AM.  He served in the US Army Air Corps and Signal Corps during World War II.  Mr. Gillan was preceded in death by a step-son, John Johnson, and a brother, Dr. B. Wayne Gillan.  FAMILY:  His wife, Sue; 2 daughters, Gaye Block of Kalamazoo and Joye Mitchell of Montague; 2 sons, Glen Gillan and Gary (Karen) Gillan, both of Montague; a step-daughter, Kathryn (George) Peterson; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Esther Hunt of Montague.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Friday, July 16, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Montague United Methodist Church with Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.  Military Graveside Rites were conducted at the church by Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  MEMORIALS:  American Cancer Society, 1383 E. Laketon Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442 or White Lake Area Sportfishing Association, Box 157, Montague, 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GILLETTE, Mattie

Article

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

Mrs. Francis Dion and children visited Mattie Gillette Sunday.

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Article

East Muskegon

 

GILLIE, E. J.

Article

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

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

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GILLIS, SANDRA K. MS

OBITUARY

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

GILLIS, MS. SANDRA K., Muskegon.  Ms. Sandra K. Gillis, age 61, passed away June 7, 2007.  Services will be 11:00AM Thursday June 14, 2007 at Angel Community Church.  Arrangements by  Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 E. Apple Ave., 231-726-5210

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GILLMAN, John J.

Biography

 

GILMORE, JAMES G. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 August 2000, Page 4B

GILMORE, MR. JAMES G., Whitehall.  Mr. James G. Gilmore, age 90, passed away early Monday morning, August 28, 2000 at Hackley Hospital.  He was born February 21, 1910 in Muskegon to William L. and Rhoda M. (Mee) Gilmore and lived his entire life in the area.  He was a self-employed gardener for private residences throughout the Muskegon area.  SURVIVORS include one brother, Joseph (LaVerle) Gilmore of Whitehall; four half-sisters, Marian (Charles) White of Marshall, Dorothy (Michael) Plunkett of Muskegon, Maxine Moore of Spring Lake, and Helen (Jim) Hudson of Mancelona; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Margaret Brumm.  A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday at the Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue with the Rev. Brian Kyle officiating.  BURIAL will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION will be 6-8 PM this evening at the funeral home.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to Visiting Nurse Home Care Services, Inc.

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GILMORE, LIONA M. MRS. (HITE)

Obituary

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

Liona M. Gilmore, Montague.  Liona M. Gilmore, age 82 of Montague (Claybanks Township) passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Heartland Health Care Center in Whitehall.  She was born July 1, 1923 in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Ira C. Hite and Naomi R. (Lucia) Hite.  She was raised in the Whitehall area and lived in Claybanks Township for over 40 years.  She married George E. Gilmore on November 1, 1941 in Whitehall.  He passed away on December 2, 1986.  Mrs. Gilmore is survived by her children, Elmira (Patrick) Stone of North Muskegon, Joyce (Thomas) Osterhart of Montague, Pat (Gary) Burmeister of New Era, George E. (Linda) Gilmore, Jr., of Clare and Ted (Christine) Gilmore of Shelby; her brother, Ira Hite, Jr., of North Muskegon; sisters, May Reeths of North Muskegon, Cindy Simmons of Muskegon, Izora Porth of North Muskegon, Reenie Cooper of Whitehall and Mamie (Jack) Cooper of Twin Lake; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor Muttart and Ellen Jacobsen and her half-brother, Charles Hite.  Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Claybanks Township.

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GILPNER, LEO

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 July 1904, Page 5

Leo Gilpner, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gilpner of North Muskegon, died at 12 o’clock last night.  The funeral will be held tomorrow, the burial being in Fruitland cemetery.

NOTE:  The surname should be GILTNER

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Gilroy, Thomas

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 28, 1938

A temporary injunction preventing Thomas Gilroy from selling, encumbering or disposing of any of the properties of the Blue Ridge tavern.  A bill of complaint filed by Rudolph E. Muriset sets forth that of Dec. 15, 1933 Glenn M. Porter sold a half interest to Mr. Gilroy and on Jan. 4, 1936, he sold the remaining half to Mr. Muriset.  Since then Mr. Gilroy has had possession of the property and has made no accounting to Mr. Muriset, it is alleged.  The plaintiff seeks an equitable division of the property, and if this cannot be accomplished asks that it be sold under direction of the court.  The plaintff further asks an accounting for equitable rental of the property from the defendant.

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GLAIZER, Artimesia P.

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber V, page 141, record #3363

December 15, 1926, Artimesia P. Glazier died at Whitehall Village, female, white, married  age 72—15. Apoplexy.  Born in Wisconsin, father unknown, mother Park, Lavinia, born in Wisconsin

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GLASCOK, ISAAC MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 October 1957, Page 30

GLASCOK, MR. ISAAC, 24 E. Muskegon Avenue. Funeral service for Mr. Isaac Glascok, age 59, who passed away this morning at Mercy Hospital, will be given later.  —Young.

7 October 1957, Page 3

Isaac Glascock Dies at Age 64.  Isaac Glascock, 24 E. Muskegon avenue, a resident here the past 14 years, died at Mercy Hospital following a short illness.  He was 64 years old.  He was born in Waynesboro, Ga., July 1893.  Mr. Glascock came to Muskegon in 1943.  He leaves one daughter in Georgia.

Page 23

GLASCOCK, MR. ISAAC, 24 E. Muskegon Avenue.  The Graveside Service for Mr. Isaac Glascock will begin at 11:00 o’clock Tuesday morning at Fruitland Cemetery, Rev. Mr. Jacob D. Buckley officiating.  Friends may call at the Balbirnie-Apostle Mortuary.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.       

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GLEASON, MARY ANN MRS. (HUNT)

OBITUARY

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

Mary Ann Gleason, Montague.  Mary Ann Gleason, age 92, of Montague, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the V.N.S. Hackley Hospice Residence in Muskegon.  She was born November 17, 1915 in Claybanks Township, Oceana County to Morris Hunt and Edith (Rager) Hunt.  She married Charles Gleason on August 27, 1936.  He preceded her in death on July 22, 1998.  Mrs. Gleason had operated Green Haven, Jack and Jill Shoppe and the Montague Variety Store.  She retired in 1975.  She was a member of Montague United Methodist Church.  She had also been a member of the White Lake V.F.W. Auxiliary and was a volunteer at Hackley Hospital.  She loved playing Bridge and taking long walks.  Mrs. Gleason is survived by her children, William (Judy) Gleason, Nancy Gleason and Robert (Becky) Gleason; her brothers, Frank and Jack Hunt; sisters, Marlene (Jim) Latham, Dorothy (Russell) Gunderson and Evelyn (George) Doubles; sisters-in-law, Evie Hunt, Esther Hunt and Dorie Hunt; her special friend, Dexter King; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, Leona; and brothers, Rufus, Henry, Walter, Marion, George and Leonard Hunt.  Visitation is Wednesday, February 20, 11 a.m., at Montague United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will follow at 12 Noon at the church with Pastor Gary Bekofske officiating and Mr. Jim Tanis as eulogist.  Memorials to either Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague 49437 or Hackley V.N.S. Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49440 are appreciated.  Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family or get directions to the church at www.harrisfhome.com.

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GLOBISCH, Mary (Mrs.) Grazer

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 7,1935 page 2

Mrs. John GLOBISCH Expires Suddenly   Suffers Heart Attack While in Kitchen of Home   Mrs. John  Globisch, 45 years old, dropped dead of a heart attack in the kitchen at her home at 1562 Beach street  last night. She was found by a neighbor. Although she had been in ill health for several months, her  death was unexpected and came as a shock to relatives and friends. Born March 18, 1890 at Lititz, Pa.,  as Mary Grazer, she was married to John Globisch at Cleveland, O., in 1913. They moved to Muskegon  18 months later. Mrs. Globisch was a member of Phoenix chapter No. 449, Order of the Eastern Star.  She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Mildred Forney, of Muskegon; six sisters, Mrs. Anna  Trumbar, Reading, Pa., Mrs. Florence Felker, Shillington, Pa., Mrs. Lillian Demmey and Mrs.  Marguerite Fulow, both of Lititz, Miss Lydia Grazer, Philadelphia, and Mrs.Kathryn Hammond,  Lancaster,Pa.,and three brothers John Grazer, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Harry Grazer, Shillington and  Richard Grazer, of Philadelphia.

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GOEBEL, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle - Muskegon, MI - July 25, 1938 pg.7  Rites Wednesday For Crash Victim  Services Will Be Held for John Goebel at Ravenna Church  Ravenna, July 25 - Funeral services for John C. Goebel, 67 years old, prominent Moorland township farmer who was killed Saturday night when his car plunged into the ditch on a gravel road north of M-46, or Bolt highway, will be held in St. Catherine's Catholic church in Ravenna at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Catherine's, also here.  Mr. Goebel, township justice of peace for 20 years, treasurer of the Bowen school district and a member of the Maccabees, was born in Dallansen, Westfalen, Germany, February 22, 1871. He came to the United States, and to Ravenna, in 1893. He was married to Miss Molly Zahrt, of Ravenna, in 1893.  He leaves, besides the widow, three sons, Joseph, of Wolf Lake, John, Jr., and Louis of Moorland township; five daughters, Mrs. Leonard V. Bayne, Mrs. Paul Gillette and Mrs. John Matson, all of Muskegon; Mrs. John Merten, of Ravenna, and Miss Ann, at home; and eight grandchildren.  Moorland Man and Stranger Motor Victims Auto Mishaps Take at Least Nine Lives in Michigan Over Week-end   Traffic accidents took the lives of at least nine persons in Michigan over the week-end, including two in Muskegon county.  The Muskegon county victims included John C. Goebel, Moorland township farmer, killed SAturday evening when his automobile went out of control and plunged into a ditch near Ravenna, and an unidentified man, crushed to death by a trailer early Sunday at the Laketon avenue carnival grounds.  Nearly home from a day of threshing, Mr. Goebel, 67 years old, Moorland township justice of peace for the past 20 years, and a prominent farm resident of the township for 45 years, was killed a short distance north of Bolt highway and a mile and a half east of Kelly's corners.  Neck Is Broken  His neck broken in the crash, Mr. Goebel, also treasurer of the Bowen school district and active in the Caccabees, was the 13th traffic victim of the year in Muskegon county.  Driving home alone from the Molski farm near Moorland, Mr. Goebel apparently lost control of his light sedan, tracks indicating it swayed from right to left and back to the right side of the road and into the ditch.  Battered, right side and top of the car and the radiator, smashed against the motor indicated the car slid along the ditch on its side and finally plowed forward into the ground. Rear seat cushions torn loose by the impact and huled forward were believed to have struck the victim, breaking his neck.  Found by Irving Whitney and Louis Goebel, a son, who had arrived home shortly before from threshing and was busy at the evening chores on the 200-acre farm where he lived with his father, the victim was rushed to a physician's office at Ravenna, about three miles south, but was dead upon arrival. Coroner J.J.Kline was called. Deputy Sheriff Glenn Corey also investigated.

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GOETCHIUS, Clarence

Article

East Muskegon

 

GOETHE, GEORGE FRED MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 August 1963, Page 12

Mr. Goethe Dies at 64.  George Fred Goethe, 64, of 1250 Langeland Ave., died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon.  Stricken at home, he was rushed to Mercy Hospital where he was dead on arrival.  Born Aug. 5, 1899, in Melvina, Wis., he came to Muskegon early in life.  He married Mrs. Mabel Simonson on July 18, 1933, in Michigan City, Ind.  Employed many years at Continental Motors, Mr. Goethe retired nine years ago due to ill health.  Survivors include his widow; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Joseph Pascavage, of Muskegon; one stepson, Henry Simonson, of Traverse City; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Drawver, and Mrs. Gus Beebe, both of Bruce, Wis.; a stepsister, Mrs. Katherine Dyer, of Montana; and three grandchildren.

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GOETHE, MR. GEORGE F., 1250 Langeland Ave.  Mr. Goerge F. Goethe, age 64 years, passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Sytsema Chapel, Elder N. A. Lessner officiating and the interment will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Saturday morning.  —Sytsema.

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GOETHE, MABEL C. MRS. (LAFFLEUR)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 September 1967, Page 14

Mrs. Goethe, Here 45 Years, Dies at Age 63.  Mrs. Mabel C. Goethe, 63, of 1890 Apple Ave., died Sunday evening at the Muskegon County Medical Care Facility.  Born April 26, 1904 in Manistee County, Mrs. Goethe has been a resident of the Muskegon area since she was 18.  She was the former Mabel C. Laffleur and was married to George F. Goethe July 18 in Indiana.  He died in 1963.  She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Mrs. Goethe was a cook at Masor’s Restaurant and Doo Drop Inn on Laketon Avenue and previously worked at the Brunswick Corp.  She is survived by one son in Traverse City; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Pascavage of Muskegon; one brother, at Thompsonville; one sister, Mrs. Edna Stroup of Fruitport; two half brothers, of Thompsonville; four stepsisters; three stepbrothers; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

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GOETHE, MRS. MABEL C., (Widow of George F.), 1890 Apple Avenue.  Mrs. Mabel C. Goethe, age 63 years, passed away Sunday evening at the Muskegon County Medical Care Facility.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sytsema Chapel, Elder William Draper officiating and the interment will be in the Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7 p.m. this evening.  —Sytsema.   

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GOIK, Reba L. (Mrs) Shields

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan, 29 October 1979, Page 29

(Widow of William)  8612 Old Channel Trail Montague  Mrs. Goik, age 55, died at her  home.  Born in Lansing, she has been in the greater White Lake area since 1969.  The  former Reba Shields married William Goik and he died in Dec. 1971.  SURVIVORS 2  sons, Thomas and William both of Lansing, 1 daughter, Mrs. James (Maggie) Martin of  Montague, 4 grandchildren, 1 sister, Geraldine Ryder of Lansing.  SERVICE Graveside  interment service, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Oakhurst Cemetery with the  Rev. Birt Beers officiating.  VISITATION Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home,  Whitehall, this evening 7-9 and Tuesday evening 7-9.  --Clock White Lake

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GOIK, William

Obituary

White Lake and Northshore Interurban  Whitehall, Michigan  6 January 1972  Page 12

WILLIAM GOIK  Funeral services were held December 24 from the Faith Lu­theran Church in Whitehall for  William Goik, 50, owner and opera­tor of Cottage Motel and Restaurant, Whitehall Road, Whitehall.  Mr. Goik  died December 22 at Hackley Hospital following an apparent heart attack.  He was born August 8, 1921, in  Germany and came to the United States at the age of three.  The family settled in Lans­ing.  He was married  August 5, 1943 [to] the former Reba Shield[s at] Little Rock, Ark.  They c[ame] to Whitehall 2 1/2 years [ago.]   He was a member of [the] Faith Lutheran Church [and] a member of the White[hall] Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his [wife], one daughter, Mrs. Marg[aret] Hightower of Whitehall, [two] sons, William of  Lan[sing] and Thomas of Monta[gue], his mother, Mrs. Anna [Goik] of Lansing, one sister, [Mrs.] Elmer Kolb  of Lansing, [and] two grandchil­dren.  The Rev. Henry Mue[ller] officiated at the serv[ice] and burial was in  Oakh[urst] Cemetery, Whitehall.  [Ar]rangements were made [by] the Gee Funeral Home.

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  23 December 1971  Page 16

GOIK, WILLIAM H.  8215 Whitehall Rd.  Whitehall  Services for Mr. Goik will be conducted by Pastor  Henry C. Muell­er Friday at 10 a.m. in the Faith Lutheran Church, Whitehall.  Interment in Oakhurst Cemetery.   Mr. Goik is survived by his wife Reba, 1 daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hightower of Whitehall, 2 sons Robert of  Lansing, and Thomas of Montague, his mother Mrs. Anna Marie Goik of Lansing, 1 sister Mrs. Elmer (Elsie)  Kolb of Lans­ing and 2 grandchildren.  Friends may call at the chapel. --Gee.

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GOLDEN, John Francis

Obituary

Whitehall Forum  Whitehall, Michigan  12 February 1903  Page 5

John Francis Golden was born at Sand Creek, April 24, 1878, and died in Grand  Rapids, of pulmonary consumption on February 5.  Mr. Golden was married to Miss  Viola Depue in Grand Rapids a few years ago, and a daughter was born to them.  The  remains were brougt to the Depue home, in Fruitland, and the funeral services were  conducted at the Gordon school house on Saturday, February 7, at 10 a. m., by Rev.  Geo. A. Odlum.  Interment was made in Speed's cemetery.

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GOLDEN, NELLIE MRS. (Depue)

Obituary

Grand Rapids Herald, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 31 July 1944, Page 2

Mrs. Nellie Golden Meets Death at Home.  Mrs. Nellie Golden, 64, died Saturday at her home, 431 Fairview ave., Grand Rapids, after being ill eight days.  Born in Fruitland township, Muskegon county, she moved to Grand Rapids 44 years ago.  Her husband, Patrick Golden, died many years ago.  She was a member of the Maccabees.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Turns of Whitehall and Mrs. Lizzie Beason of Phelps, Wis.; five brothers, George and Louis DePue, of Chicago, Frank and Edward DePue, of Muskegon, and Warren DePue of Dalton township, and a niece, Mrs. Leo Lorenz of Muskegon.  Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p. m. in Clock chapel at Muskegon.  Interment will be in Fruitland township cemetery, Muskegon county.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 31 July 1944, Page 2

Mrs. Golden, Native Of Fruitland, Dies.  Mrs. Nellie Golden, 64 years old, who was born and spent her early life in Fruitland township, died Saturday at her home in Grand Rapids after an illness of about a week.  Formerly Nellie Depue, she moved to Grand Rapids 44 years ago.  Mr. Golden died several years ago.  She was a member of the Maccabees.  She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Turns, of Whitehall, and Mrs. Lizzie Benson, Phelps, Wis.; and five brothers, George and Louis Depue, Chicago; Frank and Edward Depue, Muskegon, and Warren Depue, of Dalton.  A niece, Mrs. Leo Lorenz, was with her during her last illness.

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GOLDEN – Mrs. Nellie Golden, 64 years old, 431 Fairview Ave., Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Tuesday at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. T. M. Wright officiating.  Interment in Fruitland cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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Obituary

The Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 3 August 1944, Page 9

Mrs. Golden.  Mrs. Nellie Depue Golden, 64 years old, native of Fruitland township and a member of one of the well-known families of that area, died Saturday at her home in Grand Rapids after a short illness.  She has resided in Grand Rapids for more than 40 years.  Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Turns, of Whitehall and Mrs. Lizzie Benson of Phelps, Wis.; five brothers, George and Louis Depue of Chicago; Frank and Edward of Muskegon and Warren of Dalton.

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GOLDEN, Nettie (Miss)

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  November 20, 1895, page 7:1

This afternoon Miss Nettie Golden was released from jail on a new bond, signed by David P. James of Holton and Griswold D. Jones of 51 E. Western avenue.  This is the fourth bond furnished in this case.  A. S. Montgomery and family left this afternoon for Saginaw where they will make their home for the present.  Later they may move to Georgia as Mr. Montgomery's health seems to demand a milder climate.  He has lived here for 21 years and his former prominence in the lumber business here is well known.

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GOLDNER, John

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, February 9, 1903

DEATH FROM ESCAPING GAS   John Goldner of Muskegon Heights Met His Death in Grand Rapids   John Goldner,  who for several weeks had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Caukins, Maffett street, Muskegon  heights, was found overcome with seeping gas Saturday afternoon at the Bridge Street House, Grand Rapids, where  he had engaged a room for the night.  He was immediately removed to Butterworth hospital, where he passed away  at 8:30 o’clock Sunday morning.   He did not recover consciousness.  Coroner Hillicker was called, but after his  examination into the facts of the case, he decided that an inquest was unnecessary.  He was 67 years old and was  born in Germany.  He came to this country at an early age and for a number of years had been a resident of  Belmont.  He had been in charge of the carpenter force of the Grand Rapids Street Railway company for a long time.   Mrs. Goldner was instantly killed in a street railway accident on Bridge street in Grand Rapids about a year ago.   The deceased leaves the following children:  Polder Goldner, John Goldner, Belmont; William, Henry and Arthur  Goldner, Grand Rapids; Daniel Goldner, Mill Creek; Mrs. Frank Caukins, Muskegon Heights, and Edward Goldner,  who had been making his home with Mrs. Caukins.  The remains were today taken to Belmont, where the funeral  will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. 

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GOLDSTERN, Catherine (Mrs) Doornbos

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan, 9 November 1949, Page 32 Former Resident  Hit by Car, Dies Mrs. Paul Goldstern, 66 years old, 1303 W. Kilbourne, Milwaukee,  Wis., a former Muskegon resident, died Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee Emergency hospital after being struck by a car. She was the former Miss Catherine Doornbos,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Doornbos.  She spent her early years in Muskegon  where she was born Nov. 12, 1882, and had been living in Milwaukee for 40 years.  She  was married there to Paul Goldstern.  Mrs. Goldstern was a member of the  Congregational church in Milwaukee.  She leaves her husband, one brother, J. F.  Doornbos, Beloit, Wis., and nieces and nephews in Muskegon.

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Obituary

1303 W. Kilbourne, Milwaukee, Wis.  Mrs. Paul Goldstern, 66 years old, passed away  Saturday in Milwaukee.  The service will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday at the Clock  Chapel, following a prayer service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schuitema at  1082 Williams St., Rev. Theodore Schaap officiating.  Interment will be in Oakwood

cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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GOLOVERSIC, John R.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Page 37  February 3, 1974

Goloversic, Mr. John R.  1431 D Convoy  Mr. John R. Goloversic, age 58, died Friday  evening at Mercy Hospital.  Born in Meadowlands, Pennsylvania, he lived in the  Muskegon area since 1942.   He married the former Emily Oravetz in September 1935,  who survives him.   He was employed as a Machinist since 1942 at Teledyne Continental Motors, and was a member of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church.  Survivors His wife, Emily, 5 sons, John in the U.S. Marine Corp., Okinawa, William of  Manistee, James of Ishpeming, Robert of South Bend, and Richard of Muskegon, 4  daughters, Mrs. David (Patricia) Corgan of Grand Haven, Mrs. Joseph (Martha) Paleka  of Chicago, Mrs. David (Emily) Scheidegger of Muskegon, and Mrs. Ronald (Agnes) Baird  of Muskegon, his mother, Nellie Goloversic of Pennsylvania, 32 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren, 2 brothers, Joseph Goloversic of Virginia, and Frank Goloversic of Cleveland, Ohio, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Fritch and Mrs. Delbert (Mary) Armstrong of  Pennsylvania.  Service  The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at  St.  Francis DeSales Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Fix  officiating.    Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery.   A Bible Vigil will be held Monday  evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Clock Chapel.  Visitation  Friends may call at the Clock  Funeral Home where they may meet with the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 0'clock today  and Monday.  –Clock

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GONGALSKI, JUNE P. MRS. (KOBEL)

Obituary

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

Mrs. June P. Gongalski, Leesburg, FL, (formerly of Muskegon).  Mrs. June P. (Kobel) Gongalski, age 82, died Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Leesburg, FL.  She was born June 14, 1922 in Elmira, MI to Joseph and Gladys (DeLong) Kobel.  June graduated from Grand Rapids Union High School on June 12, 1941.  In Arlington, TX, she married Lloyd Gongalski on December 30, 1942.  Mrs. Gongalski was employed as a social worker with the State of Michigan Dept. of Social Services.  Along with her husband, she owned and operated several foster care homes in the greater Muskegon area.  She is SURVIVED by her husband of 62 years Lloyd; 2 sons, Joseph (Joanne) Gongalski of Whitehall and Terry (Sue) Gongalski of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Judy (Jim) Wigren of Ravenna; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Genevieve "Gen" Coates of Oxnard, CA; 2 nephews, Michael Coates of Ojai, CA and David Coates of Oxnard, CA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant daughters, Loydene and Sharon Kay, also by her brother Ronald Kobel on Feb. 29, 2002.  The MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL was offered Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Fr. Michael P. Olson presiding.  Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids.  VISITATION: Was Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Achterhoff Chapel.  MEMORIALS: Michigan Heart Association or Back to School Program 2005.  You may visit www.lifestorynet.com where you can read June's life story, leave a favorite memory, order flowers or make a memorial contribution.  Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes Achterhoff Chapel 231-722-6717

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GONZALEZ, JENNIE A. MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 27 February 2005, Page 5-B

Mrs. Jennie A. Gonzalez, Tucson, AZ.  Mrs. Jennie A. Gonzalez, 78, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Feb. 22, 2005.  Jennie died peacefully with dignity and grace with those who were close to her heart by her side.  She was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY and was a long time resident of White Lake, Michigan and Tucson, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius “Hoop” Gonzalez, and brother, Matthew Albera.  SURVIVORS:  Daughters, Sharon Gonzalez (Paul Putney), Linda Gonzalez (Pat Vold), Kathleen Gonzalez-Landis (Ron Landis), Mary Ellen Gonzalez and Joanne Gonzalez-Eader (John Eader); 5 grandchildren.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, 10 a.m., at Santa Catalina Mission.  MEMORIALS:  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Alzheimer’s Association, Southern Arizona Chapter, 5132 E. Pima, Tucson, AZ 85712 or to the Arizona Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Rd. Ste. #140, Phoenix, AZ 85018.  Arrangements by Carrillo’s Tucson Mortuary, Inc.

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GOODMAN

 

GOODRICH, ANNA MRS. (REYNOLDS)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 October 1967, Page 37

MRS. ANNA GOODRICH.  WHITEHALL – Mrs. Anna Goodrich, 64, of Lakewood Club, died Wednesday night at Shelby Community Hospital after a long illness.  The former Anna Reynolds was born Nov. 15, 1902 in Pennsylvania, and was married to Lewis C. Goodrich in 1927.  Surviving are her husband; three sons, including James of Montague and Richard of Muskegon; two daughters, including Mrs. Mary Ann Fredericks of Lakewood; and 15 grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Purdy Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fruitland Township Cemetery.  GOODRICH, MRS. ANNA, 14 E. Cherry St., Lakewood Club.  Services for Mrs. Goodrich, age 64, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Purdy Chapel.  Rev. Virgil Marshall officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel. —Purdy, Whitehall.        

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GOODRICH, DORIS HELEN MRS. (PEDERSEN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 December 2005, Page 6-B

Doris Helen Goodrich, Montague.  Mrs. Goodrich, age 72, died December 8, 2005 in Muskegon, Michigan.  Born June 16, 1933, in Shelby, Michigan to Georg and Thora (Madsen) Pedersen.  On March 14, 1953, in Shelby, Michigan, she married L. Douglas Goodrich, moving to the White Lake area 53 years ago.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and a sister, Gladys Keag.  She was a homemaker, but found time to be active in many areas, but she was devoted to her family who always came first.  She loved gardening and sewing and was always making quilts and articles of clothing for her children.  She was Chairperson for the White Lake Showboat for many years, and was a member of the Montague Public School Board.  She was faithful in attending all of the school activities, and was an election official.  She was described by her husband Doug as “a faithful, loving, devoted wife, who was his sunshine.”  She also treasured the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.  FAMILY:  Husband, Doug; 2 daughters, Deb (Craig) Harris and Diane (Peter) Fitzgerald; 1 son; David (Carrie) Goodrich; grandchildren, Kristina (Keil), Brandon, Tiffany, Scott, Katelyn, Matthew; a great-granddaughter, Eirwen; and many nieces and nephews.  SERVICE:  Was held Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at 1 p.m., from the Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall, with Mr. James Tanis officiating.  MEMORIAL:  The Doris H. Goodrich Scholarship Fund for the Montague High School, C/O Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GOODRICH, Mrs. Grace

Article

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

There are 46 pupils enrolled at the Zoll school.  For the new term, Mrs. Grace Goodrich is the teacher.  Former pupils now attending Ravenna high school are Iris Wunsch and Juanita Bromley, freshmen, Howard and Harold Wagner, sophomores Doris Anderson, Marie Schultz and Gloria Bromley, juniors and Ardis Anderson, Virginia and Orville Bromley, seniors

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GOODRICH, KAREN MRS. (ZIMMERMAN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 May 1963, Page 12

Young Wife, Mrs. Goodrich, Dies in West.  WHITEHALL—Mrs. Richard Goodrich, the former Karen Zimmerman, died Thursday at the San Diego, Calif., Naval Hospital following a heart operation April 29. Mrs. Goodrich had been a student at Whitehall High School in 1961.  She had been undergoing a series of operations.  Her mother, Mrs. Harley Zimmerman of 2311 Simonelli Road, was with her. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Purdy Funeral Home.

4 May 1963, Page 2

MRS. KAREN GOODRICH.  WHITEHALL – Mrs. Karen Goodrich, 19, of Whitehall who was living at San Diego, Calif., where her husband is stationed in the Marine Corps, died following open heart surgery there Thursday.  She was born in Muskegon Sept. 3, 1943, the former Karen Zimmerman.  She attended Whitehall High School, and was married to Richard Goodrich Dec. 30, 1961.  Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Roxanne, 1; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Zimmerman of rural Whitehall; a brother, Donald Zimmerman of Fruitland Township; three sisters, Mrs. Marian Cook of Fruitland Township and Arlene and Darlene, both at home.  The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Purdy Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be at Speed Cemetery, Fruitland Township.

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GOODRICH, KAREN KAY, San Diego, California, (Formerly of Whitehall).  Services for Karen Goodrich, age 19, will be held from the Purdy Chapel Monday at 3 p.m., Rev. A. D. Counterman from Port Huron Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating.  Interment in Speed Cemetery, Fruitland Township.  Friends may call at the Chapel.   —Purdy, Whitehall.   

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GORDON, GEORGE

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, July 3, 1882, page 3:4

Died from his injuries   On Saturday, June 25, Gorge Gordon an employee in the blacksmith shops of the C&WM R’y while out in the switch yard was caught by a locomotive and badly injured about the arms and chest.  Saturday night about 9 o’clock he died of blood poisoning, and coroner Vanderwerp imponeled  a jury consisting of Nelles Holthe, John H. VanRiper, John J. Carroll, Martin Birch, Albert Smith and Robert A. Rogers, who viewed the body and heard the testimony.  This morning they returned the following verdict:  “That said George Gordon died from blood poisoning, while suffering from injury received on Saturday, June 25, in the yard of the C&WM R’y at Muskegon, by being hit by a locomotive, and that said injuries resulted from his own want of care.”  Deceased was about 33 years old, a widower and leaves a ten year old son.  He was conscious before he died.  He has distant relatives in Canada.

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GORMAN, David Harold

Biography

 

GOSCHNICK, Floyd

Article

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

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

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GOUDZWAARD, Wendy Jo & Bradley D. TRAHAN

Marriage notice

Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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GOULD-LEWIS, FRIEDA E. MRS. (NOORDHOF)

Obituary

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

Mrs. Frieda E. Gould-Lewis, (Wife of Robert), Montague.  Mrs. Frieda E. Gould-Lewis, age 75, died Saturday, February 28, 2004 in Montague.  She was born on November 23, 1928 in Muskegon to John & Elizabeth (Schutter) Noordhof, and had resided in the area all of her life.  Mrs. Gould-Lewis was a former member of Forest Homes Reformed Church, Hope Reformed Church, and attended Daybreak at Fifth Reformed Church.  She first married Paul W. Gould on January 17, 1946, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1976.  Mrs. Gould-Lewis then married Robert C. Lewis on June 26, 1993, and he survives her along with 3 children, Janice (Thomas) Hamilton of Montague, Paula Gould of Muskegon, and Debra (George) Brewer of Muskegon; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters; 4 step-children, Robert (Sue) Lewis of Mt. Pleasant, Renee (Brad) Vanderlaan of Hart, Rachel Star of Montague, and Steven Lewis of Mattawan, MI; 5 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandsons.  Mrs. Gould was also preceded in death by her parents; and 2 brothers, Ira and Derk Noordhof.  Services were Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 1 PM, at Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 737 Apple Ave., Muskegon with Mr. Jim Tanis officiating.  Burial will take place in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions to Daybreak at Fifth Reformed Church and Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana would be appreciated.  Share memories with the family at the Online Guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com

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GOULD, Merton

Wedding

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

Miss Lulla Medbury and Mr. Merton Gould, both of Muskegon Heights were married in  the parsonage of the Muskegon Heights Baptist church, Friday evening, June 3, by  pastor H. S. Grandholm.  Mr. and Mrs. Gould will make their home in Muskegon.

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GOW, James

Biography

 

Grady, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  2 April 1916

Mrs. Louis H. Kanitz, 25 New street, has received word of the death of her brother, John Grady, at St. Anthony’s hospital, Chicago.  Mr. Grady has many friends in this city.  He leaves besides his brothers and sisters, his wife and one son.  The funeral and interment will take place in Chicago.

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GRAHAM

 

Grainger, Ione Beatrice

Birth

Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916

GRAINGER -- To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Grainger, 138 Houston av, at Mercy Hospital, Wednesday, March 22, 1916, a daughter, Ione Beatrice.

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GRAMZA, RICHARD MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 June 2004, Page 7A

GRAMZA, MR. RICHARD, Muskegon.  Mr. Richard Gramza, age 71, died Thursday, June 17, 2004.  Born March 6, 1933 in Manistee, MI to Joseph & Lillian (Mladucky) Gramza; he married Marilyn Nelson on March 17, 1952 in Angola, IN.  Mr. Gramza was retired from Howmet Corp., was an active member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church & active in DeColores.  He loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was a loving husband, father & grandfather & will be sadly missed.  SURVIVORS:  wife, Marilyn, 1 son, David (Tamera) Gramza of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Sue (William) Allen of Cadillac, MI & Carol (Walter) Smith of Toledo, OH; 8 grandchildren, Mark (Naomi), Kathy (Billy), Justin, Paul, Michael, Christopher, Eric & Derek; 1 great grandson, Timothy.  He was preceded in death by his parents & 1 brother, Joseph Gramza.  SERVICE:  Monday, June 21, 2004, 1:00 PM, at Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, with Rev. Brian Kyle officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church Memorial Fund.  You may sign the online guest book at www.clockfuneralhome.com.  —Clock – Muskegon www.clockfuneralhome.com

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 20 June 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Richard Gramza, Muskegon.  Mr. Richard Gramza, age 71, died Thursday, June 17, 2004.  Born March 6, 1933 in Manistee, MI to Joseph and Lillian (Mladucky) Gramza; he married Marilyn Nelson on March 17, 1952 in Angola, IN.  Mr. Gramza was retired from Howmet Corp., was an active member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church and active in DeColores.  He loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.  SURVIVORS:  Wife, Marilyn, 1 son, David (Tamera) Gramza of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Sue (William) Allen of Cadillac, MI and Carol (Walter) Smith of Toledo, OH; 8 grandchildren, Mark (Naomi), Kathy (Billy), Justin, Paul, Michael, Christopher, Eric and Derek; 1 great grandson, Timothy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Joseph Gramza.  SERVICE:  Monday, June 21, 2004, 1 p.m., at Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, with the Rev. Brian Kyle officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Clock Funeral Home (Muskegon).  Memorial: Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church Memorial Fund.  You may sign the online guest book at www.clockfuneralhome.com.

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GRANCER, Mrs. Kolman

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

Granger, Harriet

Marriage license

Muskegon Chronicle,  1 April 1916

#10139 - William Guinen, 34, city, Harriet Granger, 30, city

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GRANT, Frankie M.

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Thursday, September 28, 1882  GRANT – In this city, Sept.  18, Frankie M., son of Mrs. Mary E. Grant, aged about nine months.  After weeks of  suffering, this little frail human bud has been transplanted into the immortal garden, and  in this hour of her sore affliction, the mother has the heartfelt sympathy of the  community.  Mrs. Grant desires in the public manner to express her sincere thanks to the  kind friends who have stood by he so helpfully in her sorrow and bereavement. 

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GRANT, Homer A. (Mr.)

Funeral Card

Entered Life:  March 10, 1930, Muskegon, Michigan.  Entered Eternal Life:  September 20, 1997, Irons, Michigan.  Funeral Service:  Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, 11:00 am, Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville, Michigan.  Officating:  Reverend Floyd Soper.  Place of Interment:  Lakeview Cemetery Irons, Michigan.  Pallbearers:  Ron, Homer Jr., Bill, Tony, John, Otto.

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GRANT, LINDA M. MRS. (KELLY)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 November 1995, Page 5C

GRANT, MRS. LINDA M., Whitehall.  Mrs. Grant, age 48, died November 2, 1995.  Born June 3, 1947, in Chicago, she had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On June 8, 1968, in Whitehall, the former Linda Kelly married C. Robert Grant and was a LPN, currently working in the office of Drs. Grimshaw & Markowitz.  Mrs. Grant attended St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church.  A son, Thomas, preceded her in death.  FAMILY:  Her husband, Robert; 1 daughter, Kelly; 1 son, Robert T. (Lisa) Grant of CT; her mother, Gladys Kelly of Whitehall; 3 brothers, Kenneth (Kathy) Kelly of Whitehall, Edward (Rhonda) Kelly of Sparta and Joseph (Linda) Kelly of Twin Lake; special friend, Sandi Barnhart of Monroe.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Sunday, November 5, 1995, at 4:30 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Fr. Henry J. Dondzila officiating.  VISITING HOURS:  Saturday, 3-7 PM, in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: American Heart Association or Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. —Clock – White Lake

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GRANT, James H.

Obituary

James H. Grant  James H. Grant, 57 years old, 1808 Glendale avenue, Muskegon Heights, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday night.  Born in Newaygo County, June 23, 1881, he lived the greater part of his life in East Jordan, coming to Muskegon in July, 1927, from Manistique.  On Dec. 11, 1914 he married Emeline Reed in East Jordan.  He was employed by the East Jordan Chemical company for 18 years, and in Muskegon he was employed by Lakey Foundry company for eight year and Campbell, Wyant, and Cannon Foundry company for two years.  He is survived by his widow; five sons, John of Muskegon Heights, James, Albert, Homer and Theodore at home; four daughters, Mrs. Wm. Ochs of R.R.5   Muskegon, Edna, Alice and Vivian at home and two grandchildren.

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GRANT, James & Cecelia (Mr. & Mrs.) Estler

50th Wedding Anniversary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, February 1991

James and Cecelia Grant, 2984 Bailey, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with children and grandchildren.  Mrs. Grant is the former Cecelia Estler.  Grant is retired from Farr View Dairy.  The were married Feb. 8, 1941.  The couple have four children, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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Funeral Card

James R. Grant (Husband of Cecelia J. Estler Grant) Born: July 20, 1917 East Jordon, Michigan.  Died June 20, 1991, Muskegon, Michigan.  Services held at the Achterhoff Chapel Saturday June 22, 1991 at 11:00 a.m..  Officiating:  Father Bill Langlois St. Michael’s Church Coopersville, Michigan.  Interment Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Muskegon Michigan.

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GRANT, William Grambe

Biograpy

 

GRASS, W. H.

Article

The Daily Morning News, Muskegon, MI Sunday, March 11, 1883 page 1

ACCIDENT   A Man Has His Arm Crushed at the City Mills  Yesterday morning about 10 o’clock while W. H. Grass  was cleaning the dust away from some cog wheels at the City Flour Mills, his left arm was caught between two  wheels and badly mangled.  The particulars are as near as we could learn them as follows:  Mr. Grass was sent  here by a Milwaukee firm to put in some patent rollers and had just about concluded his job and was fixing up odd  things whenever he noticed anything out of the way, when the accident happened.  Standing up on the guard  around the shaft he reached up to clean the dust that had gathered on some large cog wheels and before he  realized any danger, his coat sleeve got caught in the wheels, dragging his left arm in between them and tearing  the flesh from the wrist to the shoulder in a terrible manner.  Being alone in the third story of the mill there was  no one near to render him assistance, and he says he found himself whirling around the shaft, his forehead, nose  and side of his head being jammed against the beams surrounding it.  Dragging his mutilated arm out of the  wheels, he walked down stairs to the office and sinking in a chair said to Mr. Henderson, “for God’s sake, send for a  doctor.”  The unfortunate man was immediately removed to the American House who he was placed under the care  of Drs. Donelson and Cook who amputated his arm yesterday afternoon.  A telegram was sent to his wife at  Milwaukee notifying her of the accident and asking her to come at once.  Mr. Grass has been a mill wright for forty  years and is considered a reliable and experienced workman.  He intended to leave for Milwaukee Monday.

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GRAVES

 

GRAVLIN, Josephine

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, May 5, 1926, page 2:4

MRS. GRAVLIN, RESIDENT HERE 34 YEARS, DIES   Mrs. Josephine Gravlin, 72 years  old, died Tuesday afternoon at her home. 230 Amity avenue.  She was born in South  Haven, June 28, 1854 and resided in Muskegon the past thirty-four years.   Mrs.  Gravlin is survived by one son, Claude V. Gravlin with whom she made her home.

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GRAY, DOROTHY

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Monday, August 6, 1917, page 1:3

HEIGHTS OFFICERS RAID BAWDY HOUSE  Three Women and Two Men, Captured in Alleged Joint, Are Fined  Three women and two men were captured in a raid last evening by the Muskegon Heights police.  The raid at 11 p.m. Sunday was conducted by Carl Holland, assistant chief at the Heights and two of the officers, and followed complaints that a disorderly house was being conducted at Germaine and Hovey streets.  Cecil Kelly, Dorothy Gray, Rose Buck, John Jones and Larry Workman were the names of those arrested.  They were all arraigned in justice court this morning after spending the night at the county jail and each was fined $5.00 and costs.  They were also given six hours to change their address.

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GRAY, Mable B. (Mrs.) Kline

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Sunday, October 4, 1970, page 47

2124 Eighth St., Muskegon Heights  Mrs. Mable B.Gray, age 70 yrs. passed away late  Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born March 21,  1900 in Holland, Michigan and came to Muskegon as a young girl where she has since  lived. She was the former Mable B. Kline and was married to John A. Gray on November  26, 1919 at Muskegon. She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church. She is  survived by her husband; 1 son George E. of Grand Rapids, 3 grandchildren, two  brothers, Leslie Kline of Muskegon and Ray Kline of Ohio; 1 sister, Mrs. Robert (Esther)  Wiest of Muskegon. Services will be announced later. Friends may call at the Sytsema  Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. today.  Sytsema

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GRAY, Orin

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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GREEN/GREENE

 

GREEN, S.J.

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

GREENWOOD, Arthur

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Tuesday, April 2, 1957, page 23

Dies Shortly After Marking Wedding Fete   Arthur Greenwood, who with Mrs. Greenwood celebrated his Golden Wedding Anniversary Jan. 7,  died yesterday at Mercy Hospital where he had been ill a week. He was 71.  He and the former Mathilda Dodds were married Jan 7, 1907, at  St. Jean's Church in Muskegon. They observed their Golden Anniversary with an open house at their home 1173 Jefferson street.  Shortly  after their marraige, the couple moved to Wisconsin where the Greenwoods lived until 1913 when they moved to Minneapolis. They lived  there until last October when Mr. Greenwood, who had been employed in the yards of the Milwaukee Railroad, retired. They then came to  Muskegon to make their home.  Mr. Greenwood was born March 10, 1886, in Saginaw and attended schools there. He was a communicant  of St. Jean's Church and a member of its Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus.  He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. George  Garrison of Minneapolis; a brother, Wilfred Greenwood of Muskegon Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Rowley of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Bertha  Miller of Downey, Calif. and three grandchildren.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Tuesday, April 2, 1957, page 24

GREENWOOD, MR. ARTHUR

1173 Jefferson Street

The Requiem High Mass for Mr. Arthur Greenwood will be sung Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock at St. Jean’s Catholic Church.  Rt. Rev. Msgr. Wm E. Fraser, Celebrant.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 Thursday evening by the Parish and the Knights of Columbus.

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GREER, STEPHANIE ANN MRS. (SCHULTZ)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 April 2007, Page 7-B

Stephanie Ann Greer, Ada, MI.  Stephanie Ann Greer, age 50, passed away unexpectedly at her Ada, Michigan home on April 21.  She was born in Muskegon on March 4, 1957 to Carol (McCain) and Marlett Schultz.  She graduated from Whitehall High School and attended the University of Michigan.  Stephanie married William Greer on October 20, 1979.  She was a wonderful wife and mother who loved people, interior decorating, reading, music and gardening.  Stephanie is survived by her husband, parents, son Chad Greer (fiancée Jennifer Sullivan) of Orlando, Florida; son Troy Greer of Ada, Michigan.  In-Laws Marilyn & Herbert Anderson of Whitehall; sister Victoria Schultz; brother Paul (Vicki Jo) Schultz; brother John (Shelly) Erdman; sister-in-law Cathy (Lanny) Hartman; brother-in-law Douglas (Barb) Greer & several nieces & nephews.  There was no visitation, but a Celebration of Life was held on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 P.M. at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., in Whitehall.  Friends are welcome to join the family then, and are encouraged to share ways Stephanie touched their lives either personally or to have the host read a prepared writing.  Those wishing to donate in her name may do so to either Arts Council of White Lake "Summer Concerts", c/o ACWL, 8695 Ferry St., Montague, 49437 or the Bellwether Harbor Foundation, 7645 W. 48th St., Box 473, Fremont, 49412.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GRELEWICZ, Beverly J. (Mrs.) Koch

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,Muskegon,Michigan,June 29,1999  Obituary: GRELEWICZ,Mrs. Beverly J.  Twin Lake  Mrs. Beverly  J.Grelewicz, age 71, passed away at a local hospital Sunday Morning following a long illness. She was born March 13,1928 in Detroit  and came to Muskegon as a young girl. The former Beverly J. Koch married Joseph C. Grelewicz at St. Michael's church on January  21, 1950. He preceded her in death on November 18, 1998. Mrs. Grelewicz was a member of St. Michael The Archangel Catholic  Church and the Muskegon Moose. She was an avid golfer and played on leagues at both Fruitport and Bent Pines courses. She also  bowled on Leagues at Bob Hi and Maple Lanes. SURVIVORS: 3 sons, Dale (Jeanne) Grelewicz of Twin Lake, Greg (Renee)  Grelewicz and Jeff (Sue) Grelewicz both of Norton Shores; 2 daughters, Marcia (Jim) Ostrander of Twin Lake and Kathi (Joseph)  Jablonski of Greenville; 1 Brother, Frank (Doris) Koch of Roosevelt Park; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was also  preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Piasecki. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday 11 A.M. at St.Michael The  Arhangel Church, 1716 Sixth St. with Fr.Leo S. Rosloniec as Celebrant and Pastor Glenn Maiden. INTERMENT: Twin Lake  Cemetery. VISITATION: Today 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at the Lee Funeral Home where a Prayer Service will be held at 8 P.M.  MEMORIALS: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.     Lee

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GRELEWICZ, Joseph C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,Muskegon Michigan,November 18,1998   GRELEWICZ, Mr. Joseph C., Twin Lake Mr. Joseph C. Grelewicz,  age 70, died suddenly early Wednesday morning at his residence. He was born April 26, 1928 in Muskegon Hts. He married the  former Beverly J. Koch in Muskegon on January 21, 1950. Mr Grelewicz was a member of the Sierra Club, the Muskegon Moose  Lodge, the Muskegon Eagles #668, the  Muskegon Elks #274, the Fox Lake Gun Club, the Old News Boys, the American  Foundrymen Association, the Muskegon Patternmakers Associatiom and the Muskegon Sport Fisherman's Association. He owned and  operated Norton Pattern and Engineering until retiring in 1983. SURVIVORS: his wife Beverly; 3 sons, Dale (Jeanne) Grelewicz of  Twin Lake, Greg (Renee) Grelewicz and Jeff (Sue) Grelewicz both of Norton Shores; 2 daughters, Marci (Jim) Ostrander of Twin  Lake and Kathi (Joseph) Jablonski of Greenville; 1 sister, Irene (Frank) Nelson of Norton Shores; 10 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward in 1978. The MASS Of CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held Friday 11:00  A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 1716 Sixth St. with Fr. Leo Rosloniec as Celebrant and Fr.Thomas J. Hack and  Fr. Loius Stasker as Co-Celebrants. INTERMENT: Twin Lake Cemetery. VISITATION: Today 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at the Lee Funeral  Home where a Rosary will be held at 8:30 P.M. this evening. MEMORIALS:Juvenile Diabetes     Lee         

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GRENELL, GEORGE A. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 April 2006, Page 3B

GRENELL, MR. GEORGE A., Whitehall.  Mr. Grenell, age 68, died April 21, 2006.  Born February 7, 1938, in Muskegon, to Myron and Vera (Lester) Grenell, he had lived in the area most of his life.  He had worked for Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. until retiring.  Mr. Grenell was preceded in death by a sister.  FAMILY:  1 son, Timmy (Kelly) Grenell of Grand Rapids; 4 daughters, Vickie (David) Beals and Cindy Morningstar both of Whitehall, Penny (Jack) Smith of Montague and Julie (Grenell of Twin Lake; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; 2 brothers.  SERVICE:  Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel - Whitehall with the Rev. Gary Heim officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Tuesday 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.   DONATIONS:  Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana, 1050 W. Western, Suite 400, Muskegon, 49441 or Memorial Fund of Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr., NE, Rockford 49341. CLOCK - White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 April 2006, Page 5-B

George A. Grenell, Whitehall.  Mr. Grenell, age 68, died April 21, 2006.  Born February 7, 1938, in Muskegon, to Myron and Vera (Lester) Grenell, he had lived in the area most of his life.  He had worked for Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. until retiring.  Mr. Grenell was preceded in death by a sister.  FAMILY: 1 son, Timmy (Kelly) Grenell of Grand Rapids; 4 daughters, Vickie (David) Beals and Cindy Morningstar, both of Whitehall, Penny (Jack) Smith of Montague and Julie Grenell of Twin Lake; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; 2 brothers.  SERVICE: Was Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Gary Heim officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  DONATIONS: Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, 49441 or Memorial Fund of Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr., NE, Rockford 49341.  CLOCK - White Lake

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Grevel, Abraham

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan April 8, 1909   page 7 column 3

Abraham Grevel Dies Of Cancer - Came to Muskegon from Netherlands 36 year ago - following an illness of only two months, Abraham Grevel, 25 Emerald street, corner Walton street, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at his home from cancer of the stomach.  He had been seriously ill for only little more than 11 weeks, being forced to discontinue work that length of time ago.  he was 67 years of age.  Mr. Grevel was born in Bemeente Sant., province of Gronigen, the Netherlands.  He came to this country and to Muskegon 36 years ago.  He resided for 22 years on Oak street removing to his present residence at the expiration of that period.  For the past year, until his disability, he was employed at the factory of the Grand Rapids Desk company.  A wife, two sons, and five grandchildren are left by Mr. Grevel.  The sons are Louis Grevel of Spring Lake, who is now in this city, and William Grevel, 23 White street.  The five grandchildren are Abraham Louis Grevel, Sena Grevel, and John Grevel, children of Louis Grevel, and Pearl Grevel and Teresa Grevel;. cjo;drem pf William Grevel.  Three brothers, and a sister also survive.  the brothers are John Grevel, of Holland, Volvert Grevel 145 Walton street, this city and Nicholas Grevel 40 Strong avenue.  The sister is Mrs. Henry cooper who also resides on Strong avenue.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon.  Notice of the hour later.

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Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery

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GRIEVE, JAMES MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 April 1946, Page 15

James Grieve, 70 Retired Carrier, Businessman, Dies.  By Staff Correspondent.  Montague, April 26. – James Roy Grieve, 70 years old, a retired rural mail carrier and former operator of the Green Haven, died today at the Hackley hospital, where he had been a patient for four days.  Born on Jan. 8, 1876 at Coopersville, he had been a resident of Montague for 30 years.  Mr. Grieve carried a rural mail route from the Montague post office for 16 years and then conducted the Green Haven for several years.  He leaves his widow, Mathilda; three sons and one daughter, Howard, Forest, Dale and Phyllis, all of Montague.  The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Monday from the Gee chapel with Rev. Lloyd Sanders officiating.  Burial will be Oakgrove cemetery, Montague.

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GRIEVE, RHOTILDA MRS. (KENSTRA)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 9 March 1971, Page 30

GRIEVE, MRS. RHOTILDA, 9137 Waters St., Montague.  Mrs. Grieve, age 83, expired Monday.  She was born Rhotilda Kenstra in New Era on July 14, 1887, and married James Grieve in 1908.  They have resided in the White Lake area for 60 years.  Her survivors include 2 sons, Dale of Muskegon, Howard of Whitehall and 1 daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Rosenberg of Coldwater, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, 1 brother Henry Kenstra of Shelby and 6 sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Deyman of New Era, Mrs. Hattie Pearson and Mrs. Cora Bearss both of Shelby, Mrs. Dora Kelly of Pentwater, Mrs. Alice Divine of Montana and Mrs. Grace Cline of Oregon.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Shelby and Pastor Gerard Slack of Muskegon will officiate at services Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Purdy Chapel.  Interment will take place in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.  —Purdy, White Lake.      

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GRIFFIN, James – Mr. & Mrs.

Birth Notice

The Muskegon Chronicle – Friday March 7, 1902 pg. 6 – Griffin – Wednesday evening, March 5, to Mr. and Mrs. James Griffin, Beidler street and Forest avenue, a daughter

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GRIFFIN, KEITH N. MR.

Obituary

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

Mr. Keith N. Griffin, Montague.  Mr. Griffin, age 77, died October 29, 2004.  Born January 14, 1927, in Napoleon, Michigan, to Henry and Laura (Carpenter) Griffin, he had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On September 3, 1949, in Napoleon, he married the former Phyllis Mosher.  Receiving a Bachelors degree from Albion College and a Masters degree from Michigan State University, Mr. Griffin had been a science and agriculture teacher at Montague High School for 36 years, and was extremely active in the Montague High School Chapter of FFA.  He retired in 1992.  He was a member of Montague United Methodist Church, where he was very active over the years, was active in Habitat for Humanity for many years, a member of the Farm Bureau, a member of Timberland RC & D, a member of MI Agriculture Teacher's Association, where he received the Outstanding Teacher of Vocational Agriculture Award in 1989.  Mr. Griffin served his country in the US Army in Japan, post World War II.  FAMILY:  His wife, Phyllis; 4 daughters, Linda DeWolf of Whitehall, Colleen (David) Balon of Montague, Carol (Randy) Ackerberg of Montague, and Cheri (Douglas) Raeth of Whitehall; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.   MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at 1:00 PM, from Montague United Methodist Church with the Rev. Timothy P. Boal officiating and Mr. James K. Tanis, eulogist.  MEMORIALS:  MHS FFA Scholarship Fund, 4900 Stanton Blvd., Montague, 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GRIFFIN, Martin

Obituary

Thursday 30 March 1903 MCD

MARTIN GRIFFIN, PIONEER RESIDENT, DEAD.   Martin Griffin, of Norton, an aged pioneer of this  county, dropped dead in Albert Gerst's Saloon at 3 o'clock this afternoon. He walked into the  place and went directly to the rear door, where he reeled and fell into the basement. Dr. A. A.  Smith pronounced it heart disease. Griffin leaves a large family of children, 5 sons and five  daughters, including James, William and John, and Mrs. Alex. Ferguson, of this city. 

 

(Note:  I feel I should write a little addendum to the data I gave you on Martin Griffin.  My g'g'grandfather Griffin was killed in a saloon  brawl.  The newspaper story didn't mention the fight, it said he had an attack and fell into the basement as he was leaving by the back  door; and that he was not in any way intoxicated.  The family story says that he was in the bar when a fight broke out.  If he had just  arrived he may have been sober, otherwise it would have been a first.  Since he was a bit advanced in years, he tried to duck out the  back, got hit over the head, and fell down the stairs into the basement.  I don't know if you post annotated versions, but according to my  grandfather, that's the real low down.)

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Friday 31 March 1903 MCD

HE WAS A PIONEER   Martin Griffin, Who Died Suddenl Yesterday.  Had Resided in Muskegon Nearly  Half a Century.  WAS A VETERAN HEWER OF TIMBERS.  Leaves Large Family of Sons and Daughters -  Inquest in the Case Was Held Last Night - The Coroner's Jury's Verdict.  Martin Griffin, the  pioneer resident of this city, who died suddenly late yesterday afternoon, had resided in  Muskegon city and county for nearly half a century. He was 69 years old at the time of his death.  

Mr. Griffin came to this city from Thamesville, Canada, nearly fifty years ago. There was no  railroad into Muskegon and from Grand Haven he walked to Muskegon along the beach of Lake  Michigan. He at once found work at his trade, which was that of hewing timber by hand. He  followed this for many years, also working three or four years in the sawmills. He hewed  practically all of the timber for the C. J. Hamilton and Hovey and McCracken mills. Twenty years  ago Mr. Griffin purchased 44 acres of land in Norton township with the idea of ultimately making  that his home. He afterward sold ten acres of the land to Edward Bertrand, another pioneer  resident who passed away a few years ago. Seven years ago Mr. Griffin removed to his farm, which  lay a little south of Mona Lake, and he had since made that his home, making his livelihood by  farming. For some time he had lived entirely alone, that being the mode of living he apparently  preferred. Mr. Griffin left a family of five sons and four daughters - Henry Griffin, of Duluth,  Minn.; Thomas Griffin and Martin Griffin, of Detroit; James Griffin, William Griffin and John  Griffin, of this city; Mrs. George Eckard and Mrs. James Mahoney, of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Thomas  Dorgan, of California, and Mrs. Alexander Ferguson, of this city. He also leaves a brother James  Griffin, of Humbolt county, Cal., a former member of the Muskegon police force, and also a  sister.  Deputy Sheriff Nelson yesterday afternoon empanelled a the following coroner's jury: L.  A. Knapp, George R. Allen, Douglas Malloch, J. W. Scattergood, R. H. Hoban and William  Grandfield. The jury met at Coroner Balbirnie's office last night and after an hour's  deliberation of the case. in which the premises were examined and several witnesses heard  rendered a verdict that Mr. Griffin came to his death either by apoplexy or cerebral compression.  It was established clearly that Griffin not in the least under the influence of intoxicants. As  stated in the Chronicle yesterday, Mr. Griffin met his death suddenly in Albert Gerst's saloon. Where he reeled and fell down a flight stairs.

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GRIFFIN, Mary (Mrs.) Carley
Obituary

Source: Richard F. Griffin; Richland, Washington - April 24, 1908

LONG AND USEFUL LIFE IS ENDED   Death of Mrs. Mary Griffin   Lived 35 Years in Same House.   A long residence in this city  was terminated late yesterday afternoon by the death of Mrs. Mary Griffin at her home, 24 Beidler street.  She had been a resident  of this city since 1861 and had lived in the same house for the last 35 years.  Hers was not only a long life but a very useful one.   She raised a family of ten children, four daughters and six sons.  Mrs. Griffin in whose maiden name was Mary Carley was born at  Raleigh, Canada.  She was married to Martin Griffin at Raleigh in 1840.  They came to Muskegon 48 years ago.  Mr. Griffin died  March 25, 1903.  Mrs. Griffin's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren make a big family group.  There are four great  grandchildren and 21 grandchildren.  The sons and daughters are: Mrs. George Eckert, Grand Rapids, Mrs. Alex Ferguson,  Muskegon, Mrs. James Maroney, Grand Rapids, Mrs. Ida Dorgan, Nacheas, Wash., Henry Griffin, Duluth, Minn., William Griffin,  Everett, Wash., Martin Griffin, Detroit, James, Thomas and John Griffin of this city.  Mrs. Dennis Riordan, 27 Webster Avenue is a  sister.  The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church Monday morning with services at 9 o'clock, Rev. Fr. Whalen will say high  mass.

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GRIGG, Elizabeth (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  May 3,1938  Mother of Boyer Post Namesake   Dies in California 

Mrs. Elizabeth Grigg,63 years old,mother of a Muskegon World War Veteran,Lieut.  Wilbur L.Boyer who died Oct.19,1918 at Washington D.C. and for whom the Heights  V.f.W. post is named, died at her home in San Diego,Calif.,Friday after an illness of 18  months,and her body will be brought here for burial Friday. Boyer post and Auxillary  will be represented with delegates at the funeral services to be held at the Lee Funeral  home Friday at 10 a.m. and interment will be at Oakwood. Post memebers will be  bearers. Mrs, Grigg, born in Ludington, April 6,1873,had left Muskegon in 1900 to  make her home in San Diego Calif., but since then had visited occasionally in  Muskegon. She was a member of the Congregational church at San Diego. Surviving are  two brothers, Henry Downing of Benton Harbor and Ray Downing of Albion,Calif., and  two sisters,Mrs.Ray Farman of Stevensville,Mont. and Mrs. George Thornton,Muskegon  Heights.

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GRIM,  Max

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  29 May 1953

MAX GRIM, 78, RETIRED, DIES   Max Grim, 1905 Miner street, died at the Muskegon County Convalescent Hospital today after an illness of one year.  He was 78 years old.   Born in Germany Sept. 5, 1874, Mr. Grim came to the United states as a boy, settling in Muskegon where he had made his home for the past 70 years.  He had been employed by the Lakeside Lumber

Company until his retirement in 1949.  He was a memeber of  Our Redeemer Lutheran church.  He leaves two sons, Fred of Muskegon and Arthur of Spring Lake; one daughter and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Omness and Mrs. Herman Wiese of Muskegon and Mrs. Bertha Pollak of Chicago.

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GRIMM,  Alexina  (Mrs.) Dow

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi.     Nov  4,1957

“Mrs. Grimm, 81, Dies Following Long Illness.” – Mrs. Alexina Grimm, 716 Lyman  Avenue, died Saturday evening at Newaygo Convalescent Home, Fremont, after a long  illness.  She was 81 years old.  The former Alexina Dow. She was born Nov. 1,1876 to  Alexander and Ursula Dow in Quebec, Canada and attended school here as a child.   She was married toWilliam F. Grimm here September 25,1899.   Mr. Grimm died   November 19,1934.Survivors are one son, William A. Grimm,  Muskegon Heights; five  daughters, Mrs. Ursa Wilson, Mrs. Rose Burch, Mrs. Sarah Bozell, Mrs. Katherine  Alderman and Mrs. Henry (Mary) Zelinski, all of Muskegon; 16 grandchildren and 30  great-grandchildren.                                   

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GRIMM, Christine (Mrs.)  Kitchka

Obituary

Baldwin, Mi.  (Formerly of Muskegon)  Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi.  pg 3B   October 1,2001 Christine Grimm, (the former Christine Kitchka) age 90, of Baldwin,  formerly from Muskegon, died Saturday, September 29,2001.    She was predeceased by  her husband, William A. in 1993 and Granddaughter, Ariana in 1997.  Survivors:  Son,  Bill (Barb) Grimm of Branch; grandchildren, Susan (Don) Nanninga, Shelly (Charles)  Crowder, William R. (Kim) Grimm, Christopher (Monica) Grimm, & Lorrie Grimm; 13  great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services:  Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Dr.  Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Hile Rd., Muskegon.  Burial: Mona View Cemetery.   Visitation: One hour prior to the service (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Memorial: Dr. Martin  Luther Church.    --Throop-Ravenna

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Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi. pg 3B  October 1,2001.

Christine Grimm, age 90, of Baldwin, formerly of Muskegon, died Saturday.  She was  the widow of William A. Grimm and was retired from Shaw-Walker.  Arrangements by  Throop of Ravenna.  

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Grimm, Ernest

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan 15 March 1911, page 2  After suffering with tuberculosis for seven years, Ernest Grimm died yesterday at the home of his father Fred Grimm, Norton township.  He was 29 years old.  Germany was the land of his birth, and he came to America with his parents 28 years ago.  He has lived in Muskegon during all those years.  Besides his father, he leaves one brother, Max Grimm, of Chicago; and four sisters, Mrs. Edward Pollack, of Chicago; Mrs. Henry Wittkopp of Norton; Mrs. Fred Omness of Muskegon, and Miss Louise Grimm living at home.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the residence and at 2 o’clock at the German Evangelical Lutheran church on Bourdon street.  The Rev. Heinrich Norden will conduct the services.  Burial will be in the family lot in the Lakeside cemetery. 

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Grimm, Frederick

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan September 5, 1914  Frederick Grimm  Frederick Grimm died this morning at his home in Norton township after a short illness, aged 64 years.  Mr. Grimm was born at Holstein, Germany and came to the United States in 1883 locating at Lakeside.  He moved to his Norton township home 16 years ago.  Mr. Grimm leaves one son, Max Grimm of Fort Dodge, Ia., four daughters, Mrs. E. Pollock of Chicago, Mrs. H. Wittkopp of Norton township, Mrs. Fred Omnes of Shelby and Mrs. H. Wiese, and 16 grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock at the German Lutheran church, of which he was a charter member.  Rev. H. E. Norden, pastor of the church will conduct the services.

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GRIMM, George A.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi.  Oct. 21,1886

Obituary/Article   “Undoubtly Suicide”--George A. Grimm, who took a large dose  of morphine shortly after seven o’clock yesterday morning, lingered through the  day and died at five o’clock last evening.  His remains were then removed to the  family home near the Nelson School building.  Coroner Vanderwerp impanneled  the following jury:  J.T. Ryan, Hugh Rodgers, E.N. Van Baalen, Thos. Chadwick,  G.W.Jenkins and Paul Osmire.  Several witnesses were examined and then the jury  adjourned until this evening at which time a verdict will be given.  It seems that  Grimm had been considerably under the influenced of liquor since Saturday night.   Yesterday morning he wanted one of his children to go to the drug store and  purchase him some morphine.  Upon their refusal to do so he left the house and  told them they would never see him alive again.  He  leaves four children, the  eldest a daughter of 16 years.  There was also an adopted child in the family.   Grimm’s wife died about a year or so ago and since that time his mind has been  somewhat unsettled.

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Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi.  Monday Oct. 25,1886

Obituary/Article  The funeral of Geo. A. Grimm, who died last week from a dose of  morphine administered by his own hand, took place yesterday afternoon, under  the  auspices of the Bruder Verier, of which he was a member.  

(even though it doesn’t give his childrens name he was the father of William F. and  Louis Grimm)

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GRIMM,  William F.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi.    1934  “William F. Grimm Expires Today.”-- William F. Grimm, 57 years old, a life-long resident of Muskegon, died today at his  home at 766 Lyman Street after a long illness.   Mr. Grimm who was born here June  26,1877, attended local public schools and was employed as a molder for many years  by the standard Malleable Iron Works.   Until recently he was employed by the Norge  Corporation.  He was married September 21,1899 to Miss Alexina Dow by whom he is  survived.  He also leaves six daughters; Mrs. William P. (Ursa) Wilson, of Pittsburgh,  Pa., and the Mesdames John (Anna) Lozwelt, Percy J. (Rose) Burch, Henry (Mary)  Zelinski, William (Sarah) Bozell, and Ernest (Kathyrn) Alderman,  all of Muskegon; one  son, William A. Grimm, of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ralph Kanaar,  and two brothers, George and Louis Grimm, also of Muskegon.

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GRIMSHAW, ROSEMARY MRS. (FITZPATRICK)

OBITUARY

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

Rosemary Grimshaw, Montague  Rosemary, age 66, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 3, 2006.  She has been a resident of Montague for 40 years.  She was born in Ferndale, daughter of Fred and Genevieve Fitzpatrick.  She attended Marygrove College, then Western Michigan University where she graduated with a Bachelor degree.  In 1960, she married Ford A. Grimshaw, and had two children, Cheryl and Kirk.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and an avid gardener.  She enjoyed her close group of friends and mostly spending as much time as possible with her family.  She will be greatly missed.  Mrs. Grimshaw was preceded in death by 2 brothers.  She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ford Grimshaw; 1 daughter, Cheryl (Jeff) Miller of Holland, and children, Christine, Michelle, Eric and Nicole; 1 son, Kirk (Deborah) Grimshaw of Lamont, and daughter, Alexis; 2 brothers, David (Rosemary) Fitzpatrick, Jack Fitzpatrick and Frederick Fitzpatrick.  FUNERAL LITURGY: Was held Thursday, September 7, 2006, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Chris W. Rouech presiding.  DONATIONS: Special Delivery Birth Center of Mercy General Health Partners, 1500 E. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon 49444.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GRINAT, EDWARD MRS.

Obituary

The Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 21 January 1937, Page 1

Funeral Services Held, For Mrs. Edw. Grinat.  Funeral services were held yesterday from the Gee funeral chapel for Mrs. Edward Grinat, Fruitland township resident for more than 23 years, who died at her home Monday following a short illness.  Burial was in Fruitland.  Mrs. Grinat was 61 years old.  She was born in Germany Jan. 6, 1876, and came to this country when she was 35 years old.  With the exception of two or three years, she had spent the remainder of her life in Fruitland township.  Besides the husband, two daughters Mrs. Hedwig Larivey and Mrs. J. W. Coombs, of Chicago, survive Mrs. Grinat.

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GRINET, EDWARD

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 February 1937, Page 13

EDWARD GRINET - Whitehall, Feb. 18.—(Special)—Edward Grinet, 65 years old, died at his home at Duck Lake yesterday following a serious illness since last Saturday.  His wife died Jan. 6, last, and it was believed the shock of her death brought on his illness.  Mr. Grinat was born in Germany, Oct. 2, 1871.  He had retired some time ago and had lived at Duck Lake for 23 years.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hedzig Larivey and Mrs. Gertrude Coombs, both of Chicago.  Funeral services are to be held from the Gee chapel here at 2 p. m. Friday, with burial in Speed, Fruitland township.

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GRISWOLD, EDWARD H. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 August 1959, Page 23

E. H. Griswold, Contractor Dies at Age 61.  Edward H. Griswold, 4160 N. Whitehall road, died at 7:40 p. m. yesterday in Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital following an illness of two years.  He was 61.  A general contractor, he had retired last year because of illness.  Mr. Griswold was born in Muskegon county Dec. 30, 1897.  He was married May 5, 1922 to the former Geneva Miel, who survives.  He was a member of the American Legion’s Merritt Lamb Post No. 9 of Muskegon.  Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ray Kittel, Mrs. Harold Willacker and Mrs. John Riegler, Jr., all of Muskegon; two sons, Robert L., of Muskegon, and Richard E. Griswold of Battle Creek; three brothers, Albert, Sr., Elton and Frank Griswold, all of Muskegon, and 26 grandchildren.

GRISWOLD, MR. EDWARD H., 4160 N. Whitehall Road, Dalton Twp.  Mr. Edward H. Griswold, 61 years, entered into rest last evening in Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital after a lingering illness.  Funeral plans will be published later.  The family will receive relatives and friends after 8 P.M. this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday at The Achterhoff Mortuary where Mr. Griswold reposes.  —Achterhoff.        

15 August 1959, Page 21

GRISWOLD, MR. EDWARD H., 4160 N. Whitehall Road, Dalton Twp. 

The Funeral Rites for Mr. Edward H. Griswold will be Monday afternoon 1:30 P.M. in The Achterhoff Chapel with The Rev. Clarence D. Oberlin, Pastor, McGraft Memorial Congregational Church, officiating.  Mr. Griswold will be laid to rest Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. today and Sunday at The Achterhoff Mortuary where Mr. Griswold reposes.  —Achterhoff. 

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GRISWOLD, GENEVA MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 December 1975, Page 40

GRISWOLD, MRS. GENEVA, (Widow of Edward H. Griswold), 4160 Whitehall Rd.,

Muskegon.  Mrs. Geneva Griswold, 78 years, entered into rest early this morning in Brookhaven Medical Care Facility, following an extended illness.  Born in Muskegon September 27, 1897, she had lived her entire life in this area.  On May 5, 1922, in Muskegon, she was united in marriage to Edward H. Griswold.  Mr. Griswold’s death occurred in August, 1959.  She was a member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church.  Mrs. Griswold is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ray (Lillian) Kittel of Muskegon, Mrs. Beverly Willacker of Muskegon Heights, and Mrs. John (Barbara J.) Riegler, Jr., of Beulah, Michigan; 2 sons, Robert L. Griswold of Muskegon, and Richard E. Griswold of Battle Creek, Mich.; 28 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Griswold will be Friday afternoon, 2:30 o’clock, in the Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary.  Relatives and friends are invited to call after 7 o’clock this evening at the Mortuary, where they may meet the family from 7 to 9 P.M. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday.  —Achterhoff

18 December 1975, Page 48

GRISWOLD, MRS. GENEVA, (Widow of Edward H. Griswold), 4160 Whitehall Rd. 

The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Griswold will be Friday afternoon, 2:30 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary, with the Rev. Mr. Mark A. Frykholm, Pastor, Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Mrs. Griswold is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ray (Lillian) Kittel of Muskegon, Mrs. Beverly Willacker of Muskegon Heights, and Mrs. John (Barbara J.) Riegler, Jr., of Beulah, Michigan; 2 sons, Robert L. Griswold of Muskegon, and Richard E. Griswold of Battle Creek; 28 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 8 sisters, Mrs. Caroline Belmore of Summitville, Ind., Mrs. Harvey (Hazel) Morrison and Mrs. Carson (Lillian) Snyder, both of Grand Rapids, Mrs. John (Helen) Thorne of Ludington, Mrs. Don (Maxine) Willard of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Pauline Carson, Mrs. Mike (Mildred) Windbacher, and Mrs. Gerald (Ardith) Austin, all of Muskegon; and 1 brother, Mr. Henry Miel of Muskegon.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Mortuary, where they may meet the family 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  For a more lasting Memorial, the family has suggested that contributions may be made to Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church Memorial Fund.  Envelopes are available at the Mortuary. 

—Achterhoff

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GRISWOLD, Kittie (Mrs.) Thompson

Obituary

May 28, 1913

Mrs. James Griswold, 46 years old, died at her home yesterday morning at &:30 o'clock after an illness of six weeks.  Mrs. Griswold whose maiden name was Kittie Thompson, was born in Shelby, MI.  She was married to James Griswold in Nunica in 1886.  She is survived by her husband and five daughters, Mrs. Louis Johnson of Slocum, Mich., and the Misses Hannah, Bertha, Hattie and Lydia Griswold of this city; two brothers, William and Henry Thompson of Hallick, Mich., and three half brothers, Alvah Rolfe of San Antonio, Mexico; Ransom Rolfe of Miami, Ariz., and Bradford Rolfe of San Antonio, Mexico.  Mrs. Griswold was a member of Muskegon Hive No. 1, L.O.T.M.M. and the Excelsior degree of that lodge.

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May 29, 1913

The funeral of Mrs. James Griswold will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock a the residence, 88 Third street.  Rev. E.G. Lewis, pastor of the Central M.E. church, will officiate.

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GRISWOLD, Melvin

Article

East Muskegon

 

GRISWOLD, Nathan

Article

East Muskegon

 

GROENDAL

 

GROLEAU, Clara (Mrs.) Jeannot

Obituary

1951

MRS. GROLEAU CHURCH ORGANIST HERE 55 YEARS   Mrs. Clara Groleau, 82 years old, 523 W. Webster Avenue, member of a

prominent early Muskegon family and who served as organist of Catholic Churches in Greater Muskegon about 55 years, died Saturday afternoon in Mercy Hospital after an illness of one year.   Born May 27,  1869, at Lake Harbor, she was the daughter of Mr. Peter Jeannot, pioneers in that neighborhood where they  settled in 1864.  The Jeannots owned a sawmill, store and hotel near the bend of the channel where it is now  spanned by a bridge.   Mrs. Groleau was a sister of the late William E. Jeannot, owner of the West  Michigan Steel Foundry Company, and also sister of the late Edward and Arthur Jeannot.   At the age of 17

years she began her duties as church organist, and served at St Mary's, St Jean's, St Joseph's and last -  for 20 years - at Sacred Heart Church, with the exception of a brief period of residence in Wisconsin.  She  retired from the position of organist about a year ago.   The former Miss Clara Jeannot, she was married  at Muskegon Feb. 6, 1888, to Napolean Groleau.  They lived at Tomahawk, Wis., nine years and returned to  Muskegon.  Mr. Groleau was an artist and decorator.  He died in Muskegon in 1936.   Mrs. Grolealu was a  communicant of St. Jean's Church, and a memeber of St. Ann's Society.   SHE LEAVES three daughters, Mrs. Edgar Beck, with whom she made  her home; Mrs. R. E. Graham, Tuscon, Ariz., Mrs. Romauld  Bordeau, Missoula, Mont.; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-graandchildren.

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Groner, Everette A

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Tuesday, 9 July 1963, page 21  Groner, Mr. Everette A.  1014 W. Tyler Rd., Dalton Twp.  Funeral services for Mr. Everette A. Groner were held this sfternoon at the Lee Funeral Home.  Mr. Groner was taken to the Swartz Funeral Home, Kalkaska, where another service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Mr. Groner will be laid to rest in Excelsior Cemetery, Kalkaska. 

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GROSSMAN

 

Grootenhuis, Angie A. (Mrs.) Berghuis

Marriage

June 13, 1932  Theodore J. Grootenhuis

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Grootenhuis, Theodore

Marriage

June 13, 1932  Angie A. Berghuis

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GROSSMAN, Herman W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  May 29, 1944 page 2

H.W. Grossman, Railroad Man. Sportsman, Dies   Herman W. Grossman, 59 years old,  460 Leonard street, Muskegon, a lifelong resident of Muskegon and a veteran employee  of the Pere Marquette railway, died Saturday .  In poor health for many years, he died of  a heart attack following a short illness.  Known as a fisherman, Mr. Grossman was an  employee of the Pere Marquette for 40 years, formerly an engineer and recently with  switching crews.  Born here, he attended Muskegon schools and married Miss Anna  Hoffman, formerly of Big Rapids, in Muskegon on Jan. 11, 1909.  He was a member of  the Brotherhood of Railway Firemen for more than 30 years, and a communciant of St.  Mary’s Catholic church.  Surviving are the widow, and one son, Cpl. Francis Grossman,  at an Army air base in England.

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GROW

 

GROVER, CAROL ELIZABETH

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 4 December 2005, Page 4-B

Carol Elizabeth Grover, Montague.  Carol Elizabeth Grover, age 79, of Montague, died November 24, 2005, in Muskegon.  Born September 18,1926, in Whitehall, to James H. and Lena (Schmiedeknecht) Grover.  She was in the Clerical Division of The Women’s Army Corps during World War II.  She lived in the White Lake area all her life.  She worked at Mercy General Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 30 years, retiring in 1982.  Her most important past time was time she spent with her family.  She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hallard J. Grover; and son-in-law, Reggie Parent.  FAMILY:  Daughters, Cheryl (James) TenBrink of Montague, and Pamela Parent of Whitehall; 3 grandsons, James (Kristin) TenBrink of North Muskegon, Jared TenBrink of Tampa, FL and Logan Parent of Whitehall; granddaughter, Laicey Parent of Whitehall; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary (William) Cook of Nevada, Ruth (Lawrence) Louzon of Michigan, and Lillian Morrison.  SERVICE:  A family graveside service was held Monday, November 28, 2005, with the Rev. John Brooks of St. James Lutheran Church officiating.  MEMORIALS:  The family requests the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tribute Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968, be remembered.  CLOCK - White Lake

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GROVER, FLOYD JR. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 January 2006,  Page 4-B  Floyd Grover,  Jr., Montague.  Floyd Grover, Jr., 74, entered eternity on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, after  losing a long and valiant bout with cancer.  Floyd was born on February 22, 1931 and  lived most of his life in Montague, the town where his father, the late Floyd Grover, Sr.,  and his uncle, the late James Grover, started in 1928 at a port on the White Lake  Channel one of the most successful commercial fishing businesses in West Michigan.   Floyd joined the family business in May of 1942 when he was just 11 years old, but he  worked like a man from dawn to dusk, six days a week, all summer long.  Young Floyd  had to stand on crates to help his father pilot the Maggie Lynn - the 44-foot steel fishing  tug built to handle anything Lake Michigan could dish out.  It was named for his  mother, Margaret, and his Aunt Lena, who also preceded Floyd in death.  Last summer,  Floyd donated to the White River Light Station Museum the compass from the Signora,  a 36-foot wooden tug that was the family’s first fishing boat.  The compass, still true  after so many decades, joined an exhibit, called “A Big Fishing Story,” honoring Floyd  and the Grover family’s commercial fishing enterprise.  Floyd left the fishing business  and joined the Navy in 1950 where he served for four years.  He worked until his  retirement as a self-employed shipwright.  In 1985, the fisherman was called by the  Lord to be a fisher of men.  As devoted long-time members of St. James Lutheran  Church in Montague, Floyd and his beloved wife, Doris, went to the missionary field in  Nigeria where they served for three years.  Floyd and Doris had been married in 1983  and made their home in Montague, just a mile and a half from the White Lake Channel  where Floyd had spent his youth.   He is survived by his wife, Doris; 10 children, Bryan  Grover (Lori), Tyler Grover (Kathy), Lucinda Grover, Lon Grover (Martha), Ron Phillips  (Beverly), Linnea O’Connell, Tracy Cavanaugh (Michael), Barbara Phillips, Larry  Brownyard (Ann), David Flagstead; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two  sisters, Dorothy Klaus and Katherine Wackernagel; numerous friends; and the famous  Maggie Lynn.  Floyd’s family and friends will remember with great affection his  enduring sense of humor, his big, warm smile and his unfailing faith in the Lord.  A  celebration of Floyd’s life will be Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. James  Lutheran Church in Montague.  The Rev. John Brooks officiated.  Floyd’s wishes were  to have his ashes sprinkled over the waters of Lake Michigan - “the lake that was my  life,” he said.  Funeral arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  Messages  of condolence can be sent to the family by visiting Harris’ web site at  www.harrisfhome.com.  Memorials: The Disabled Veterans of Michigan, c/o Veterans of  Foreign Wars Post 3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague, 49437; or the St. James Volunteer  Mission Ministry, c/o St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague,  49437. 

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GROVER, MARY C. MRS. (DROST)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 10 February 2008, Page 4-B

Mary C. Grover, Ft. Myers, FL.  Mary Catherine Grover, passed away Feb. 3, 2008.  A kind and loving soul was called home to her deserving rest.  Mary was born June 16, 1923 to Victoria and Jocob Drost of Muskegon, Michigan.  On Nov. 21, 1945 she married Hallard “Jim” Grover.  They resided in the White Lake Area where they raised six children.  In the early '70's they relocated to the Ft. Myers, Fl area where Mary would become Jim's first mate on their crab boat.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Ben.  She was also preceded by two sisters, Rose and Laura and three brothers, Carl, Bill and John.  Leaving to cherish her memory are her dear sister, Agnes Rogalla of Muskegon, MI; four sons Lynn (Eileen), Bill (Janis), Jim (Andrea), David (Debbie), and daughter, June (John) Schmidt.  Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church in Ft. Myers, Fl, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 10:00 am followed by a gathering to celebrate her life.  Memorials may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Assn.  Please remember Mary as she lived her life with Grace and Love.  Arrangements by National Cremation Society.

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Gudelsky, Leon Herman

Birth

Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912

BORN --  To Mr. and Mrs. Komma Gudelsky, 20 Isabella street, at Hackley hospital, Friday, March 1, 1912, a son, Leon Herman.

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GUERNE, Armeline

Article

East Muskegon

 

Guger, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Saturday, June 13, 1891

GUGER -- At Black Lake, in Norton township, this morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Brist, John Guger, of pneumonia, aged 71 years.  The funeral will take place from the hosue tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock.

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GUILBAULT, ARTHUR J. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 May 1989, Page 5C

GUILBAULT, MR. ARTHUR J., Whitehall.  Mr. Guilbault, age 85, died May 20, 1989.  Born February 15, 1904, in Escanaba, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 48 years.  On May 17, 1941, he married the former Pauline McFarren in Muskegon and had been a factory worker at Teledyne Continental Motors until 1970 when he retired.  Mr. Guilbault was a member of Lakewood Bible Church.  FAMILY:  His wife, Pauline; 2 sons, Mark of Whitehall and Wayne of WI; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Roseann Pletcher and Grace Berube, both of Montague.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Wednesday, May 24, 1989, at 11 AM, from Lakewood Bible Church with the Rev. Claude Hogle officiating.  VISITING HOURS:  There will be no scheduled visiting hours.  —Clock White Lake

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Guinen, William

Marriage license

Muskegon Chronicle,  1 April 1916

#10139 - William Guinen, 34, city, Harriet Granger, 30, city

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GUNDERSON, Joan

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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GUNDERSON, Mr. & Mrs. Herman

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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GUNDY, Mrs. Joseph

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

GUNDY, RICHARD C. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 25 February 2007, Page 4B

Richard C. Gundy, Husband of Maxine, Muskegon.  Richard was born March 11, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio.  He was a graduate of the Univ. of Toledo and was employed by building contractor, Mckinnon-Parker and the Douglas Company as accountant/treasurer.  He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, and was awarded the bronze star.  Richard married Maxine Feller in 1949.  He moved to Whitehall, Mich. following retirement in 1977.  He served as treasurer for the Whitehall Congregational Church and as a member of the Whitehall Methodist Church.  Richard loved to travel, hike, ski and read.  He is survived by wife, Maxine, daughter, Jody, and sons, Thomas and David. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 24, 2007 at The Sytsema Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Ave.  Share memories with the family at their on-line guest book at www.sytsemafh.com

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GUNN, Arthur H.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   August 23, 1995

GUNN, MR. ARTHUR HENRY (Husband of Philomena) Muskegon

Mr. Arthur H. Gunn, age 90, died Tuesday, morning, August 22, 1995. He was born February 13, 1905 in Grand Haven to John & Allie (Scott) Gunn; and had resided in Muskegon most of his life. He retired in January of 1965 from the Muskegon Police Department where he had been employed 30 years. He was also a supervisor of the Junior Police program for 10 years and was involved with their rifle club and baseball teams. Mr. Gunn was a communicant member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Usher’s Club. He was also a member of the K.C’s and the F.O.P. Charles Hammond Lodge #99. On September 30, 1925 he married

the former Philomena Jorissen and he survives him along with 2 sons, Kyren Gunn of Norton Shores and Roger (Nancy) Oleniczak of Montague; 3 grandchildren, Kimberly (Jerry) Weigold, Barb Hartman and Anne-Marie Gunn: 3 great-grandchildren, Scott, Matt and Eric Hartman; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Gunn was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Ginger and grandson Patrick Gunn and by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. The MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at 12:10PM Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father John Johnson, as Celebrant. Entombment will be St. Mary’s Cemetery. VISITATION; 2-4 & 7-9Pm Thursday at Sytsema Funeral Home  737 Apple AvenueWhere the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM. CONTRIBUTIONS to the Patrick Gunn  Scholarship Fund will be appreciated.

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GUNN, Bertha (Mrs.) Keur

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan   7 Sept 1987  Page 8D

Gunn, Mrs. Bertha  Formerly of 1764 Apple Ave.

Mrs. Bertha Gunn, age 87, passed away early Saturday morning at a local nursing home. She was born June 11, 1900 in Muskegon, and had been a life resident of this area.  She was a member of East Muskegon Christian Reformed Church, where she had been a member of the Dorcus Society. The former Bertha Keur, she married William C. Gunn on June 17, 1925 in Muskegon, and he

preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1968. Survivors include 1 daughter; Mrs. Ronald (Lois) Vanderstelt of Lexington, S.C.; 3 grandchildren & 1 great granddaughter; 1 brother; Jacob Keur of Zeeland; & 1 sister; Mrs. Arie (Martha) Kleyn of Muskegon. Funeral Services for Mrs. Gunn will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday from the Systema Chapel. Rev. James Hoogeveen officiating.

Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery. Friends may begin calling at 7 P.M. this evening, where they may meet the family from 7-9 P.M. & 4-2 & 7-9 P.M. on Monday. Suggested Memorial: The New Hymnal’s Fund of East Muskegon Christian Reformed Church.  ----Sytsema   737 Apple Ave.

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GUNN, Bonnie Joyce

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan   22 June 1928  Page 30

GUNN, BONNIE JOYCE, the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Harold Gunn, Twin Lake, died early this morning at Hackley Hospital, aged 2 ½ months. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clock Funeral Home. Rev. H. D. Skinner officiating. Interment will be made in Lakeside Cemetery.

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  23 June 1928

GUNN- The funeral of Bonnie Joyce, the two months old child of Mr. And Mrs. Harold Gunn, Twin Lakes, was held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Clock Funeral Home. Rev. H. D. Skinner officiating. Interment was made in the Lakeside Cemetery.

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GUNN, Charles

Biography

 

GUNN, Harold, Jr.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   23 March 1921   Page 9

Harold, the little son of Mr. And Mrs. Harold J. Gunn, 338 Allen street, died this morning at Hackley hospital, after a short illness, aged six weeks. Funeral announcement will be given later.

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From 25 March 1921, page 9

The funeral service of Harold Junior, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Gunn was held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the Balbirnis chapel. Rev. W.J. Elmer, pastor of the Wood Avenue Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

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GUNN, John Harold

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan    28 Dec 1964  Page 41

HAROLD GUNN, SHAW-WALKER VETERAN, DIES  (with picture)   Harold Gunn, 3134 River Road, Twin Lake, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital. He was 61.   Mr. Gunn was born Sept. 21, 1903, at Grand Haven and spent most of his life

in the Muskegon area. Married to the former violet Evans in 1920 in Grand Rapids, he was a maintenance supervisor at the Shaw-Walker Co. for 35 years.He was a member of Unity Methodist Church, the Eagles and V.F.W. Fathers of Muskegon.

Syrviving are his wife, three sons, Donald of Muskegon, Gordon of Twin Lake, Larry of Twin Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Nordstrand of Twin Lake, Mrs. Arthur belasco of Twin Lake; two brothers, Arthur, a veteran Muskegon policaman, and William of Muskegon; three sisters, Mrs. John Knoll, Mrs. Earl DeNio, both of Muskegon and Mrs. Victor Wallbrink of Allendale.

From 1942 to 1947 Mr. Gunn operated the H&H Grocery on Holton Road.

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GUNN, John S.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle 29 May 1923, page 13  JOHN S. GUNN  John S. Gunn, 238 Allen street, died Monday noon at Hackley hospital after a short illness, aged 48 years. Mr. Gunn was born in Allendale, Mich. Coming to Muskegonm fourteen years ago. He was employed at the Lakey Foundry.  He leaves besides his wife, six children, Mrs. John Knoll and Miss Viola Gunn of Muskegon, Mrs. Earl DeNio of Detroit, William Gunn, Harold Gunn and Arthur Gunn, all of Muskegon, and one grand daughter; two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Luther Taylor of Ewen, Mich. Mrs. George Owen of Chicago, Hnery Gunn of Florida, Seogel Gunn and Daniel Gunn of Grand Rapids.  The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the residence, 238 Allen street and at 2:30 o’clock at the Wood Avenue Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. Eugene Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside

cemetery.

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GUNN, Joseph

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

GUNN,  Karen A.  (Mrs.) Robarge, Nelson

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   Feb. 15, 2001

GUNN, MRS KAREN A.  North Muskegon

Mrs. Karen A. Gunn, age 63, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001. She was born December 23, 1937 in Muskegon to Leslie & Evelyn (Ralya) Robarge. On April 11, 1970 she married George W. Nelson, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1990. On February 10, 1996 she married Kyren Gunn. She obtained her Masters Degree from Western Michigan University, & was the College Administrator for Muskegon Community College until retiring in June, 1999. Mrs. Gunn was a member of Laketon bethel Reformed Church, a board member of Muskegon County Osteopathic Foundation, & a past president of Muskegon Exchange Club. Karen volunteered her time for Meals on Wheels, Catholic Social Services of Muskegon-Oceana Counties. She enjoyed gardening & reading.  SURVIVORS  Her husband, Kyren; 1 son, Bill (Dawn) Nelson of Coloma, Mi; 1 daughter, Mary

(Randy) Schaab of Muskegon, 5 grandchildren, Taylor, Sam, Max, & Amanda Schaab & Collin Nelson; 2 sisters, Diane (Ken) Walker of Montague, & Adele (Joe) Nadeau of Spring Lake, 3 step-daughters, Barb Sherman of Perrinton, Mi., Kimberly (Jerry) Weigold of Farmington, Mi., & Anne Marie (James) White of Grand Rapids; 6 step-grandchildren, Scott, Matt, Eric, Nathan, Jack, & Kelli; 1 sister-in-law, Irene Nelson of Montague; her mother-in-law, Phimomena Gunn of Muskegon, several nieces & nephews; & dear friends, Bob & Linda McCann of Norton Shores. She was preceded in death by her parents, & a sister, Lynn Marie Robarge.   SERVICE   Friday, February 16, 2001, 11:00 am at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church with Rev. Sherwin Bransten officiating.  Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Friends are invited to greet the family from 1-3:30 p.m. at Russ’ Banquet Room, 1499 E. River Rd.  SUGGESTED MEMORIALS   Laketon Bethel Reformed Church, Catholic Social Services, Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana Counties, or Muskegon County Osteopathic Foundation ---Clock   Muskegon

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GUNN, Kathleen Hattie

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan   4 May 1923  Page 13

Kathleen Hattie, the little daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Harold Gunn, 17 Superior street, died Thursday afternnon at the family home, after a short illness, aged 12 days.   She leaves besides her parents, one sister, Delores Jane.   The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning in the chapel at the Balbirnie mortuary, Rev. W. Ernest Collies, pastor of the First Congregationalchurch, officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeside cemetery.

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   5 May, 1923   Page 17

The funeral service of Kathleen Hattie, the little daughter of Mr. And mrs. Harold J. Gunn, 17 Superior street, was held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, in the chapel at the Balbirnie mortuary, Rev. W. Ernest Collins, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.

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GUNN,  Patrick A.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan   Jan 7 1991   Page 5C

GUNN, MR. PATRICK A.   Muskegon

Mr. Patrick A. Gunn, age 26, died unexpectedly Saturday. He was born in Muskegon on March 20, 1964 and graduated from Muskegon Catholic Central High School in 1982. Muskegon Community College in 1984 and received his B.S. degree from Ferris State College in 1986. Patrick was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He had been employed by K-Mart as Apparel Department Manager. Patrick is survived by his parents, Kyren and Ginger Gunn of Muskegon; his sisters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Hartman of Holt, Miss Kimberly Gunn of Southfield, and Miss Anne-Marie Gunn of Muskegon; nephews, Scott, Matthew, and Eric Hartman; grandparents, Arthur and Philomena Gunn of Muskegon; a special friend, Sandi Noordhoek of Jenison; future

brother-in-law, Jerry Weigold of Canton; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Marvin W. Archer as Celebrant. Interment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visition hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock at the Pachesny-Jend Funeral Home, where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 Tusday evening. Memorial: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund,Hospice of Muskegon County, or Muskegon County Education Foundation, Inc.---Pachesny-Jend  722-2488

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GUNN, Rosemary (infant)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, 7 March 1960

Gunn Infant Stricken, Dies of Pneumonia  Rosemary Gunn, infant daughter of Mr. And  Mrs. James S. Gunn, 7036 Heights - Ravenna road, was pronounced dead on arrival  Sunday at Hackley Hospital Coroner James Apostle said death was caused by  pneumonia. The child was 11 months old.  Rosemary was born in Muskegon March 19,  1959.  She leaves her parents, two sisters, Mary Lou and Linda, three brothers, Charles  and John, all at home, and James of Milwaukee and her grandfather, Leonard Miesen, of  Grant.

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GUNN, Virginia M. (Mrs. ) Vogel

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   October 25, 1994

GUNN, MRS. VIRGINIA M. "GINGER"   Norton Shores

Mrs. Virgina M. "ginger" Gunn, age 57, died early Sunday morning, October 23, 1994. The former Miss Virgina M. Vogel was born on April 8, 1937 in Muskegon, Michigan and married Mr. Kyren A. Gunn on August 8, 1959. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of its Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of American Court #599. Ginger had been employed

at Straayer’s Pharmacy for over 17 years. Survivors include her husband, Kyren, her three daughters, Barbara Hartman of Holt, Kimberly (Jerry) Weigold of Farmington, and Anne-Marie Gunn of Grand Rapids; three grandsons, Scott, Matthew, and Eric Hartman of Holt; her brother, Robert (Barbara) Vogel of Muskegon; her two sisters, Barbara (Robert) Schucker and Jeri Mackey, both of Muskegon; several nieces and nephews; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Philomena Gunn of Muskegon. She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick A. Gunn on Janurary 5, 1991. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Father John A. Johnson, as Celebrant. Entombment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum. Visition hours today from 2 to 4 o’clock at the Pachesney-Jend Funeral Home, and from 7 to 9 o’clock this evening at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where a Scriptural Rosary wil be prayed at 7 o’clock. Memorial: The Patrick A. Gunn Memorial Scholarship Fund with the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation, inc. -----Pachesny-Jend, 722-2488

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GUNN, William C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan   October 10, 1968   Page 50

WILLIAM GUNN IS STRICKEN, DIES AT AGE 66   William C. Gunn 66, of 935 Amity Ave. died Wednesday at Hackley Hospital after he was stricken at home.He was born Oct. 20, 1901 at Grand Haven and had been a resident of Muskegon since he was eight years old. He was married to the former Bertha Keur on June 17, 1925 at Muskegon.  Mr. Gunn had been employed at the post office for the past 11 ½ years, first as a mechanic and then as a vehicle operator’s assistant. He had also workedat  Continental Motors and for many years operated his own garage on Clay Avenue. He was a member of East Muskegon Christian Reformed Church where he had served in the consistory as a deacon for many years.  Mr. Gunn is survived by his widow: one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Vanderstelt of Hicksville, Ohio; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John Knoll and Mrs. Earl DeNio of Muskegon; Mrs. Victor Wolbrink of Allendale and one brother, Arthur Gunn of Muskegon.

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Gum, Joseph

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday, 20 January 1904, page 1  JOSEPH GUM, PIONEER FARMER OF NORTON, DIES  Joseph Gum, one of the pioneer farmers of Norton township, died at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Sayre, in that township, with whom he has lived for several years.  He suffered from a stroke of paralysis, which proved fatal.  Mr. Gum was born in Germany 74 years ago the twenty-third of next March.  When 26 years old he came to America and to Muskegon county soon after.  He had lived for seven years at Lowell, Mich., to which place his body will be taken for burial on Thursday, after services from the Sayre residence at 10 o’clock in the morning.  Mr. Gum leaves three children, Mrs. Sayre, Mrs. John H. Ahnefeldt and Louis Gum, the two latter residing in Muskegon township.

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GUSTAFSON

 

GUSTAVSON, Walford

IN PROBATE COURT

The Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, February 14, 1899

Gustavson, Walford, deceased, special administrator

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GUSTIN, Mr.

Article

Know Muskegon June 28, 1947

 

GUSTMAN, Richard Harold

Marriage

GUSTMAN, Richard Harold , R.R. 3, White Cloud and Patricia Ann Hayward, Holton  HAYWARD, Patricia Ann, Holton and Richard Harold Gustman, R.R. 3, White Cloud

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GUTZLOHF, Johanes (Mr)

Obituary

Montague Observer, Montague, Michigan, 18 February 1904, Page 1

WAS 90 YEARS OLD.

Johanes Gutzlohf aged 90 years, died at his home in White River township, Tuesday morning of old age.  Deceased was a step father of Carl Ramthun. The funeral took place today from the German Lutheran church and a large concourse of sympathizing neighbors and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Montague cemetery.

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