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KAAD, Catherine P. (infant)

Obituary

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

KAAD – Sunday morning February 8, Catherine P., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Kaad, 24 Ruddiman street,  aged seven months.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the service to be conducted by  Rev. Frank Blomfield, and the interment to be in Oakwood cemetery.

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KAHLOR, Mrs. Herman

Article

City News

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Monday, May 9, 1904

Herman Ferch went to Grand Haven Saturday to be present at the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Herman Kahlor, who died in this city last week.  The Moulder’s Union attended in a body.

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KALK, John F.

Biography

 

KALMAN, DEVILLEN DUWON

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 December 1951, Page 2

Kalman Infant .  Devillen Duwon Kalman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kalman, 2384 Whitehall road, died yesterday at Hackley Hospital.  Devillen was born Nov. 28, 1951.  He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Fred, Jr., Robert and Billy and three sisters, Charlene, Nancy and Judy, at home.

Page 46

KALMAN, DEVILLEN DUWON, 2384 Whitehall Rd.  Devillen Duwon, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kalman, passed away Wednesday at Hackley Hospital.  A graveside service will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock at Fruitland Cemetery, the Rev. David Anderson officiating.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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KALMAN, RUTH MRS.

Obituary

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

KALMAN, MRS. RUTH, Muskegon.  Mrs. Ruth Kalman, 72, died Sat., Oct. 3, 1992.  She was born Dec. 27, 1919 in Pentwater and was married to Fredric Kalman on Mar. 28, 1949 in Muskegon.  He preceded her in death in 1966.  SURVIVORS include her children: Bill (Cynthia) Kalman, Robert (Rita) McClennon, Julia (Leo) Post, Danwood J. Kalman, John (Charlene) Kalman, Melodee Kalman; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.  SERVICES will be held Thurs. at 11 AM from the Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue with Pastor Thomas Schutt officiating.  Burial will be in Walkerville Cemetery.  There will not be any visitation.

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Kalmoe, Evelyn Dolores (Mrs.)

Obituary

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

Thief River Falls, MN - Formerly of Muskegon - Evelyn “Evie” Dolores Kalmoe, 79, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls, MN.  Funeral Services will be 2:00pm on Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Dennis Raymond officiating.  Visitation will be from 5-8pm on Friday, September 21, 2001 at the Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls, MN with a 7pm prayer service on Friday evening and at the church for one hour prior to services on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Zion Lutheran Foundation or Zion Lutheran Radio Ministry, 505 Main Ave. North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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KALWARD, G. DANIEL MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 May 1992, Page 5C

KALWARD, MR. G. DANIEL., N. Muskegon.  Mr. G. Daniel Kalward, 86, died Tues., May 12, 1992.  He was born April 8, 1906 in Lowell, MI., resided in Muskegon since 1942, & was retired from Teledyne Continental Motors.  He was married to the former Ila Phillips, & she preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 1986.  SURVIVORS: 2 Daughters, Zaina Tomes of Whitehall, Wendy (James) Fisher of NJ; 3 grandchildren, Daniel James & Deanna Rae Tomes, Kyle Fisher; 1 great grandson, Ryan Olson; 1 sister, Harriett Roeloffs of Grand Rapids; 1 sister-in-law, Nita (George) Tomes of Grand Rapids.  SERVICES: 11 AM Sat. from the Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue

with Pastor Thomas Schutt officiating.  VISITATION: 2-4 &7-9PM Fri.

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KALWARD, ILA N. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 February 1986, Page 6B

KALWARD, MRS. ILA N., 692 Curvecrest Rd., North Muskegon.  Mrs. Ila N. Kalward, 72 years, passed away Friday morning at Muskegon General Hospital.  She was the former Ila Phillips, born Dec. 7, 1913 in Bowne Twp., Kent Co., MI.  She is survived by her husband, George Daniel Kalward; 2 daughters, Zaina Tomes of Whitehall and Wendy Fisher of New Jersey; 3 grandchildren; 1 sister, Nita Tomes.  Funeral services for Mrs. Kalward will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday from the Sytsema Chapel, with Pastor Gary Hansen, officiating.  Friends may begin calling at 7 P.M. Sunday, where they may meet the family from 7-9 P.M. and 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Monday.  For a more lasting memorial you are asked to consider the American Cancer Society. —Sytsema 737 Apple Ave.

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KAMINSKI, Sigmund

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI August 2, 1968, page 11

Mr. Kaminski, Ill Long Timer, Dies at Age 54   Sigmund Kaminski, 54, of 1087 W.  Grand Ave., died at Hackley Hospital Thursday, following a five-month illness.  He was  born Sept. 13, 1913 at Grand Rapids and lived most of his life in Muskegon.  He married  Anna Kuczapski, who survives, on June 12, 1935 in Muskegon.  He worked at Lakey  Foundry for 35 years.  Other survivors include four sons; James, William and Philip of  Muskegon and Michael Kaminski stationed with the Marine Corps in South Carolina;  five daughters, Mrs. Richard DeMuro, Muskegon, Mrs. Lemuel McKinnon, Shelby;  Patricia and Linda of the home and Mrs. Richard Traxler of Muskegon, two stepbrothers,  Leo and Joseph Poorth, Muskegon; three stepsisters, Mrs. Sophia Warner, Mrs. Kathryn  Youngstrom and Mrs. Alice Savickas, all of Muskegon, and nine grandchildren.

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Kammers, Gladys B. (Mrs.) Burak

Obituary

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

Muskegon - Mrs. Gladys B. Kammers, age 85, died Tuesday evening.  September 18, 2001, at a local hospital following a short illness.  She was born July 9, 1916 in Muskegon and was a life long resident.  The former Gladys B. Burak married Nobel Stuberg and he preceded her in death.  She later married Chris Kammers.  He also preceded her in death.  She was employed as a bartender at various taverns throughout the Muskegon area.  Survivors:  her daughters, Phillis M. (John) Jaenicke, Rose Ann (Chris) Horton and Audrey H. Amburgey all of Fruitport, and Judy M. Hoffmeyer of Muskegon;  her twin sister Hellen I. Burak of Muskegon; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip N. in 1990.  A memorial service will be held Friday 11am at the Lee Funeral Home with Fr. Thomas J. Hack officiating.  Interment:  Mona View Cemetery.  Friends may meet with the family at the funeral home beginning one hour prior to the service.  Memorials:  American Cancer Society.

Information donated by:  Anita Pugh

 

KANAAR, Ralph

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Friday, April 13, 1945; Page 8:7 [Picture]

Ralph Kanaar, 76, Retired Railroad Foreman, Dies   Ralph Kanaar, 661 West Muskegon avenue, retired foreman of the Grand Trunk roundhouse, died at his home Thursday, He was 76 years old and had lived in Muskegon since early childhood.   Born in Grand Rapids, April 26, 1868, Mr. Kanaar first was employed at the Muskegon Boiler Works.  He had been an employee of the Grand Trunk for 30 years, prior to his retirement in 1936.   His marriage to Mrs. Kanaar, formerly Anna Grimm, took place in Muskegon March 26, 1892.  The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at a banquet in Muskegon Heights VFW hall in 1942.   He leaves the widow; three sons, Ralph, Jr. of Durand. George at home, and Louis H., Muskegon Heights; and four grandchildren.

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KANERA, Edward John

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. John Kanera, February 16, a son, Edward John

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KANITZ, Louis

Biography

 

KANN, Bernard

Article

East Muskegon

 

KARDIAN, Eleanor “Dolly”

Born February 28, 1924 – Died April 1, 1965

Information donated by Sharon Zerns

 

KAREL, C. & Sons (Business)

 

KAREL, Harry

Biography

 

KAREL, Henry

Biography

 

KASSNER

 

KATTERHEINRICH, Michelle S. & Steven R. HUBBARD

Birth notice

a boy,Bitely,Gerber Memorial,Muskegon Chronicle,Sept 17,2001,Page 3B

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KAUFFMAN, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle; Friday, November 1, 1878

Accident – Last Monday John KAUFFMAN, a farmer who lives about four miles from Ravenna, came to this city with a load of potatoes, and in the evening put up at the Pacific House.  After supper he and a friend went to the stable to feed his horses, and when in the hay mowd (?) he accidentally stepped through a large hole and fell to the first floor striking on his head, from the effects of which he died about 11 o’clock.  He was taken to his home Tuesday morning.

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KAURANEN, MATTHEW S. MR.

OBITUARY

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

KAURANEN, MR. MATTHEW S., Whitehall.  Mr. Kauranen, age 25, of Whitehall, died November 5, 2003.  Born September 5, 1978, in Muskegon, to Steven and Kathy (Mattson) Kauranen, he had lived in the White Lake area a number of years.  He worked as an auto mechanic at Master's Auto Maintenance in Whitehall.  A son, Justin, preceded him in death.  FAMILY:  2 daughters, Raquel and Michaela; his parents, Steven & Kathy Kauranen of Montague; 1 brother, Nicholas Kauranen of Montague; 1 sister, Leah Kauranen of Montague; his grandmother, Pat Mattson of Muskegon; his girlfriend, Cheryl Sprague.  SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, November 8, 2003, at 1:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Dr. Terry A. Mattson officiating.  DONATIONS:  Family Expense Fund.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KAY, Tom

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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KAYLOR, DANIEL F. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 June 1959, Page 24

KAYLOR, MR. DANIEL F., 1073 W. Western Ave.  Mr. Daniel F. Kaylor passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at his residence.  Further announcements later.  —Balbirnie-Apostle. 

3 June 1959, Page 42

KAYLOR, MR. DANIEL F., 1073 W. Western Ave.  The Memorial Service for Mr. Daniel F. Kaylor will begin at 11:00 o’clock Thursday morning at the Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel.  Mr. Kaylor will lie in state at the Mortuary.  —Balbirnie-Apostle. 

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Keason, boy

Birth

Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916

KEASON - To Mr. and Mrs. William Geason, 35 E. Muskegon avenue, Saturday, April 1, 1914, a son.  Note: the Keason/Geason spelling was done in the newspaper!

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KEEDLE, Donald L.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, September 15, 1952, page 2

D. L. Keedle, 64, Machinist, Dies   Donald L. Keedle, 64 years old, 1620 Glendale street,  a Muskegon Heights resident since 1912 and employed as a machinist at Campbell,  Wyant and Cannon Foundry Company for the last 12 years, died last night at  Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born Dec. 23, 1887, at  Hamburg, Mich., coming to Muskegon in 1905 and moving to Muskegon Heights in  1912.  He was married Nov. 5, 1915 to Katherine Hessler in Muskegon heights.   A  member of Muskegon Elks Lodge No. 274, he also held membership in St. Stephens  Church at Hamburg.  He leaves his wife, two sons, R. Howard Keedle of Muskegon  Heights and William J. Keedle of Allegan; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Barnes of  Fennville, and Mrs. George Rice of Hamburg and six grandchildren.

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KEGLOVITZ, Audrey V. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Thursday, October 27, 1994 page 10C

Keglovitz, Mrs. Audrey V., Muskegon  Mrs. Keglovitz, age 71, died this morning.  Service arrangements will be announced later by the Clock Funeral Home

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KEIL, Adolf

Biography

 

KEIL, Louis

Biography

 

KELLER

 

KELLEY/KELLY

 

KENNEY, R.N.

Biography

 

KENYATTA, Edward Warren & Latoya Jennitta KNIGHTS

Marriage notice

Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

Information donated by:  Barbara Hill

 

KERR, NAN SMITH MRS. (NETSCH)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 August 2004, Page 5-B

Mrs. Nan Netsch Kerr, Vero Beach, Fla.  Nan Netsch Kerr, 83, of Vero Beach, Florida died on August 10, 2004 at Indian River Estates Medical Center following an extended illness.  She was born Nan Smith Netsch August 7, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois.  Mrs. William S. Kerr lived in Evanston, IL for over 27 years before moving to Ft. Pierce, FL in 1981.  She and her husband, Bill, moved to Vero Beach in 1993.  A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Kerr was also an active volunteer and gave her time selflessly to many organizations including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The Settlement House, Northwestern University Circle, the Garden Club of Evanston, Chicago Salvation Army, Condominium Association of Ocean Village and Resident Advisory Committee at Indian River Estates.  She was an avid golfer and bridge player.  She was an honorary member of the Tavern Club in Chicago and the White Lake Golf Club in Whitehall, MI.  Mrs. Kerr is preceded in death by her husband, William S. Kerr, II.  Surviving are two sons, Andrew Duncan Kerr, (wife-Pamela Snite) of Wilmette, IL and William Sleigh Kerr, III of Topanga, CA; one daughter, Elizabeth Nan Kerr of Mt. Prospect, IL; two grandsons, Andrew Duncan Kerr, Jr. of Chicago, IL and Mathias Sleigh Kerr of Wilmette, IL; one brother, Walter Andrew Netsch, Jr., (wife-Dawn Clark Netsch) of Chicago, IL; two brothers-in-law, Douglas Hendrie Kerr, (wife-Joan) of Ft. Pierce, FL and John Duncan Kerr, (wife-Marion) of Bozeman, MT; sister-in-law Nancy Kerr of Chatham, PA, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.  A memorial service was held at Indian River Estates West Chapel on Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 PM.  A memorial service will be held in Evanston, IL at a later date.

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KESSLER, ERMA E. MRS. (BABCOCK)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 December 2007, Page 6-B

Erma E. Kessler, Montague.  Mrs. Kessler, age 82, fought the good fight, finished the race and rested in the arms of Jesus on December 12, 2007.  Born March 24, 1925, in Arcadia, to Chester and Edna (Clements) Babcock, she had lived in the White Lake area most of her life, was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and had been active in LWML at church.  She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Alta Harold and Helen Myers, and 2 brothers, Edward Babcock and Justus Babcock.  FAMILY: her husband, Richard; 1 son, Richard Jr. (Wendy) Kessler of Montague; 3 daughters, June Ann (Gary) Hansen of Lansing, Nancy (Daniel) Rowe of Baldwin, WI and Diane Babcock of Montague; a son-in-law, Claude Babcock; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Hazel Harold and June Myers; a sister-in-law, Doris Babcock; 4 brothers, Chester (Marge) Babcock, Clayton (Phyllis) Babcock, Mitchell (Judy) Babcock and Dennis Babcock.  SERVICE: Was Friday, December 14, 2007, at 10:00 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating.  Interment in Oakgrove Cemetery - Montague.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8669 Stebbins St., Montague 49437 or Kenya Orphan Project, c/o Peace Lutheran Church, 2084 County Rd. N, Baldwin, WI 54002.  CLOCK — White Lake

 

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KESTELOOT, EDWARD D. SR. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 March 1999, Page 8D

KESTELOOT, MR. EDWARD D. SR., Whitehall.  Mr. Kesteloot, age 82, died March 12, 1999.  Born July 23, 1916, in Chicago, to Charles and Olga (Larasen) Kesteloot, he had lived in the area since 1923.  On October 23, 1937, in Muskegon, he married the former Elly Peterson and had been a self-employed builder for 52 years, retiring in 1995.  Mr. Kesteloot was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lester Kesteloot & Walter Kesteloot.

FAMILY:  His wife, Elly; 2 sons, Edward Jr. (Pam) Kesteloot of North Muskegon and Terry (Lauralee) Kesteloot of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Marjorie Mattison of Montague and Debra (David) Putman of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren, Jeff (Lolita) Kesteloot of CA, Sheli Kesteloot & Jani Kesteloot of North Muskegon; Stephanie (Richard) Bernhardt of Whitehall, Debora Wilks of Spring Lake, Katherine (William) Kesteloot-Scarbrough of Chicago, Timothy (Stacey) Kesteloot of AZ, Ellyn Mobley of Montague, James Mattison of GA and Rebecca Putman; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister, LaVerne Bohlin of CA.  SERVICE:  Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Donald W. LeMaire officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Tomorrow, Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: West Shore Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 1706 Clinton St., Muskegon 49442.  —Clock – White Lake

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KESTELOOT, ELLY MRS. (PETERSEN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 March 2006, Page 3C

KESTELOOT, MRS. ELLY, Whitehall.  Mrs. Kesteloot, age 85, died March 23, 2006.  Born December 7, 1920, in Muskegon, to Lawrence and Birtha (Fredricksen) Petersen, she had lived in the area all her life.  On October 23, 1937, in Muskegon, she married Edward D. Kesteloot, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1999.  Mrs. Kesteloot had been a homemaker and mother and was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

FAMILY:  2 sons, Edward Jr. (Pam) Kesteloot of N. Muskegon and Terry (Lauralee) Kesteloot of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Marjorie (Gary) Calvo of Montague and Debra (David) Putnam of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Laura Bromley of Flint.  SERVICE:  Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Tuesday, 5-8 pm. at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL DONATIONS:  American Cancer Society, 854 S. Washington Ave. Suite 410, Holland, MI 49423.  -Clock, White Lake

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 2 April 2006, Page 4-B

Mrs. Elly Kesteloot, Whitehall.  Mrs. Kesteloot, age 85, died March 23, 2006.  Born December 7, 1920, in Muskegon, to Lawrence and Birtha (Fredricksen) Petersen, she had lived in the area all her life.  On October 23, 1937, in Muskegon, she married Edward D. Kesteloot Sr., who preceded her in death in 1999.  Mrs. Kesteloot had been a homemaker and mother and was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.  FAMILY:  2 sons, Edward Jr (Pam) Kesteloot of North Muskegon and Terry (Lauralee) Kesteloot of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Marjorie (Gary) Calvo of Montague and Debra (David) Putnam of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Laura Bromley of Flint.  SERVICE:  Was Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL DONATIONS:  American Cancer Society, 854 S. Washington Ave., Suite 410, Holland, MI 49423. 

CLOCK - White Lake

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KESTELOOT, MARRIAM MRS. (ESTLUND)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 March 1967, Page 11

MRS. TERRY KESTELOOT.  WHITEHALL – Mrs. Terry Kesteloot, 27, of rural Whitehall, died Sunday at Osteopathic Hospital in Muskegon, where she was a patient two weeks.  The former Marriam Estlund was born Dec. 26, 1939, in Fruitland Township, and was married to Mr. Kesteloot on July 16, 1960.  Surviving are her husband; a son, Timothy, and a daughter, Katherine, at home; her mother, Mrs. Helen Estlund of Fruitland; two sisters, Miss Minnie Estlund and Mrs. Jerry Civis of Whitehall; three brothers, David and James Estlund of Fruitland and Andrew of Laketon Township.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gee Funeral Home with burial in Fruitland Cemetery.

Page 29

KESTELOOT, MARRIAM E., (Wife of Terry), 3201 Riley-Thompson Rd.   Services for Mrs. Kesteloot will be conducted by Pastor Earl Nelson in Gee Memorial Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Fruitland Cemetery.  —Gee.  

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KIBBEY, MRS.  CLIFFORD J.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 January 1939, Page 14

Mrs. C. J. Kibbey, Wife of Fireman, Expires Tuesday.  Mrs. Clifford J. Kibbey, 32 years old, 1663 Messler street, wife of a Muskegon fireman, died Tuesday evening at Mercy hospital after a short illness.  Mrs. Kibbey was born at Grand Rapids, Sept. 5, 1906, and came with her parents to Muskegon in 1910, and had lived here since then.  She was married to Clifford J. Kibbey, Nov. 8, 1928, at South Bend, Ind.  She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of William J. Beal post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Delores; and three sons, Bernard, Robert and Clifford, Jr., at home, and one aunt, Mrs. Edward Nelson, of Muskegon.

KIBBEY—The memorial service for Mrs. Clifford J. Kibbey, of 1663 Messler St., will begin at 3:00 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Balbirnie Mansion, the Rev. Mr. Swanson, D. D., officiating, and the interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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KIBBEY, Mildred (Mrs. C.W.) Rogers

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Tuesday, June 1, 1920 page 13

Mrs. C.W. Kibbey formerly Mildred Rogers died Sunday morning at her home in Chicago after a short illness at the age of 44 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Kibbey were residents of this city but moved to Chicago about a year and a half ago.  Mrs. Kibbey is survived by her husband and three children: Martin Kibbey, Webster Kibbey and Thelma Kibbey, two brothers, John Rogers of Muskegon, William Rogers of Chicago and a sister Mrs. ? Page of Chicago.  The body arrived here this morning.  The funeral was held at 4:00 this afternoon at the Clock chapel on Pine street.  Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.  (the microfilm was badly scratched and the copy was difficult to read but I was able to read all except the name of her sister)

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KIEFT,  Ida M. (Mrs.) Hallock

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, January 26, 1951, page 2

Mrs. Ida Kieft, 66, Ill 10 Months, Dies   Mrs. Ida M. Kieft, 1218 Old US-31 died yesterday afternoon following an illness  of 10 months, She was 66 years old.  Mrs. Kieft was born in Muskegon March 18, 1884 and had been a resident of this  community all her life.  The former Ida M. Hallock, she married Martin F. Kieft in Muskegon Dec., 23, 1919, and  the couple resided here until Mr. Kieft's death April 8, 1929.  Mrs. Kieft had been employed by Cherin Fur Company  as a fur finisher for eight years prior to her illness.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and of the   Muskegon Lady Maccabees.  Surviving are a son, Walter, of Muskegon; four daughters, Mrs. John Zielinski, Dr.  Clarise K. Kieft, Mrs. Ralph Lillmars and Mrs. Joseph Svoboda, of Muskegon, a brother, Harold Hallock of Muskegon  and a sister, Mrs. William Fothergill of Llano, Calif.

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KIEFT, HILDA M. MRS. (DANZ)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 April 2005, Page 3B

KIEFT (DANZ), MRS. HILDA M., (Wife of Chester), Muskegon.  Mrs. Hilda M. (Danz) Kieft passed away Tuesday morning, April 26, 2005, at Hillcrest Nursing Home.  She was born in West Allies, Wisconsin on September 21, 1914 to Anton and Mary (Merschdorf) Rittgasser, and has been a resident of the Muskegon area since she was a child.  She was a member of the Muskegon Township Fire Department Auxiliary, and attended Calvary Memorial Church.  Hilda had worked for Continental Motors, Standard Automotive, and had lived and worked for Mrs. Wyatt as her housekeeper for 17 years.  On September 3, 1939, she married Fred Danz and he preceded her in death in August, 1971.  She then married Chester Kieft on July 16, 1988 and he survives her along with 4 children, George (Sally) Danz of Deerfield Beach, FL, Beverly (Doug Cross) Hammond, Joseph Danz, Emil (Sandi) Danz; 3 step-children, Bonnie (Jim) Spoelhof, Denny (Sig) Kieft, Connie (Chet) Mundinger; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Helen Cherry; and special family friend, Betty Gilcrest.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Danz; her parents; and 2 sisters, Marie Stasunas and Elizabeth Spencer.  SERVICES will be 11AM Friday at Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 737 Apple Ave., 231-726-5210 with Rev. John Brown officiating.  VISITATION with the family will be 6-8PM Thursday.  Interment will take place at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Memorials in Mrs. Kieft's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  Share memories with the family at their Online Guestbook at

www.sytsemafh.com

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KIEFT, Luella June (Mrs.)  Martin

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 April 2002  Page 3B

KIEFT, MRS.   LUELLA JUNE   (Widow of Walter)   North Musekgon   Mrs. Luella June Kieft, age 83, passed away  Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2002 in North Muskegon, MI.  She was born June 19, 1918 in Petoskey, MI to Fred  E. and Chloe May (Ludlow) Martin and lived in the Muskegon area most of her life.  On March 28, 1937, she  married Walter A. Kieft in Muskegon and he preceded her in death on April 19, 1988.  Prior to retirement, she  worked as a nurses aide for Brookhaven Medical Care Facility, Hackley Hospital, and Hillcrest Nursing Centre.   She was a charter member of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church and was very active in the church all of her life.   She was also active with the Muskegon Creative Writing Group contributing articles and poetry and she enjoyed  knitting afghans.  SURVIVORS include 4 children, Martin (Sharon) Kieft of Muskegon, Carol (Robert) Hanson of  Phoenix, AZ, Kathleen (Ed) Eriksen of Wyoming, MI, Dennis Kieft of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren and 13 great  grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 2 sisters; and her step-mother who raised her,  Augusta Truax.  FUNERAL SERVICES will be 3:00 PM Friday, April 19, 2002 at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church,  1568 W. Giles Rd., with the Rev. Sherwin Bransten officiating.  INTERMENT will take place at Laketon Township  Cemetery.  VISITATION with Mrs. Kieft's family will be one hour prior to the service, 2-3 PM Friday at the church.   MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to Region 14 Area Agency on Aging or International Aid.  Arrangements  handled by  Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue http://sytsema1.plan4ever.com (231) 726-5210

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KIEFT, Martin F.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, April 9, 1929

MARTIN F. KIEFT TAKEN BY DEATH   Was One of Founders of Motors Rebuilding and Parts Company   Martin F.  Kieft, 50 years old, of Laketon township, died yesterday at his home after an illness of five weeks.  Mr. Kieft was  associated with William Fothergill in the Automotive Rebuilding and Parts company, and owned land in the heart of  the Laketon oil area on which a large Dundee producer was brought in less than a month ago.  Mr. Kieft was born  Nov. 18, 1878 at Grand Haven, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kieft.  He was one of a family of 14 children, all but one  of whom survive.  He came to Muskegon to work about 25 years ago.  He was employed at the Morton  Manufacturing company at Muskegon Heights but in 1906 became one of the mechanics with the Continental  Motors Corporation, which had moved to Muskegon from Chicago.  He was employed at the Continental plant until  seven and a half years ago when he entered business with his brother-in-law, William Fothergill.  They formed the  Motor Rebuilding and Parts company, and opened their first shop at Clay avenue and Seventh street.  Expansion of  the business made it necessary to move to new quarters on Terrace street, since when they again moved to their  present location in the Noble Buick building on Western avenue near Fifth street.  Mr. Kieft had charge of the  mechanical end of the business which had prospered to such an extent that the company had established during  recent years, branches at Flint, South Bend, Grand Rapids and Elkhart, Ind.  Wives of Mr. Kieft and Mr. Fothergill  are sisters, formerly Ida and Ada Hallock, daughters of Ira H. Hallock, who lives near Giles corner.  Mr. Kieft is  survived by the widow, five children, Thelma, Clarice, Walter, Pearl and Marva Ruth, and 12 brothers and sisters,  Mrs. A. Handorp of Grand Rapids Thomas Kieft of Manistee, Mrs. M.E.Peterson of Chicago, Mrs. E. Nederveld of  Jamestown, Mich., Mrs. Nellie Noor of Muskegon and Abe, John, Edward, Fred, Jake and Paul Kieft, and Mrs. Will  VanDingen, all of Grand Haven.

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KIEFT, WALTER A.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Wednesday, April 20, 1988, page 5C

KIEFT, MR. WALTER A   1227 Whitehall Rd.   Mr. Walter A. Kieft, age 72, passed  away Tuesday morning at Muskegon General Hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1915 in  Muskegon and had been a life resident.  He had owned and operated the Curvecrest  Service Station for 34 years until his retirement and had attended Laketon Bethel  Reformed Church.  He married the former Luella J. Martin on March 28, 1937 in  Muskegon and she survives him along with four children, Martin (Sharon) Kieft of  Muskegon, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Hanson of Montague, Mrs. Ed (Kathleen) Eriksen of  Wyoming, MI, Dennis (Lori) Kieft of Muskegon; 11 grandchildren and one great  grandchild; two sisters, Clarise K. Harmsen of Muskegon, Mrs. Joe (Marva) Svoboda of  Fruitport.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Zielinski and Pearl Lillmars.   Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday from the laketon Bethel Reformed Church, Rev.  Cornie Keunen officiating.  Burial will be in Laketon Township Cemetery.  Friends may  meet the family at the Sytsema Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday.  Suggested  Memorial:  Memorial Fund of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church. 

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KIEL, MILDRED A. MRS. (STRNAD)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 January 2005, Page 5-B

Mrs. Mildred A. Kiel, Montague.  Mildred A. Kiel, age 92, of Montague, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2005.  She was born Nov. 7, 1912 in Chicago to Frank and Elizabeth (Smolik) Strnad.  She came to Grant Township, rural Montague, at an early age.  She married Harold V. Kiel on April 12, 1952.  He passed away November 15, 2000.  Mrs. Kiel was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  She is survived by her children, Donna (Robert) Strahl, Sandy (Jack) Pelton, and Gene (Cyndie) Kiel, all of Montague, and Jack (Vicki) Kiel of New Era; grandchildren, Robert Strahl, Jr., Robin (Lee) DeHoff, Deanna Pelton, Dean (Beth) Pelton, Rachel (Joshua) James, Jessica Kiel, and Jeriad Kiel, Cori Robinson and Chad Robinson; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Dustin DeHoff and her brother, Larry Strnad.  A private graveside service will be held at Eagles Cemetery, Rothbury.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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KIMBALL, George Caleb

Biography

 

KING, Charles L.

Biography

 

KING, CLARA MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 May 1962, Page 23

Mrs. King Dies at 94.  Mrs. Clara King, 94, of 1741 Whitehall Road, died early this morning in her home after a lengthy illness.  A Laketon Township resident, she was born in Dalton Township, Aug. 12, 1867.  She married George King in Omaha, Neb., in 1903.  He died in 1928.  She was educated in Muskegon County schools and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Survivors are several nieces and nephews.

KING, MRS. CLARA A., 1741 Whitehall Road.  Mrs. Clara A. King, age 94, passed away this morning at her home.  The funeral service for Mrs. King will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Elder N. A. Lessner officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.     

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KING, Daisy M. (Mrs)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 17 February 1978, Page 19

KING, MRS. DAISY M. 3029 Maffett St. Muskegon Hts.

Mrs. Daisy M. King, age 82, passed away Thursday afternoon at Mercy Hospital after a long illness.  She was born in Twin Lakes, Mi. July 26, 1895 and lived in Muskegon area all of her life.  On October 23, 1948, she married Claud Clay King in the Sacred Heart Church.  Mrs. King is survived by her husband, Mr. Claud C. King; one son Charles Maynard of Muskegon; and one daughter Mrs. Laurine Johnson of Muskegon Heights; one brother Ora Burns of Reed City; and also 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  The funeral service and committal will be held at the Lee Funeral Home, Saturday at 2:00

P.M., with Fr. Robert Rose as celebrant.  She will be laid to rest in the Lakeside Cemetery.  --Lee

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KING, ELWIN

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, September 9, 1988, Page 2B:3

ELWIN KING, 81, of Montague died Wednesday.  He was the husband of Astrid King  and employed by General Motors Corp. as a tool and die maker.  Arrangements by  Clock, White Lake

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Obituary

Montague   Mr. King, age 81, died (should read born??)  Sept. 7, 1906 in Horden, England, he had lived in the  White Lake area the past 16 years.  He married the former Astrid Sorensen and retired  to the White Lake area after 30 years employment with General Motors Corporation as a  tool & die maker.  Mr. King is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Elmore  of Whitehall.  Mr. King’s remains were donated to Michigan State University Medical  School in East Lansing, Michigan.    –Clock, White Lake

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber 49, Loacl File 960, State File 982

ELWIN KING, male, died September 7, 1988; Mercy Hospital Emergency Room, Muskegon, MI.  Born September 19, 1906, England, age 81.  Armed Forces – No

Wife, Astrid Sorensen.  SSAN 373-07-7057

Residence, 7367 Ravenswood, Montague, MI

Parents, Robert King and Mary Mason

Remains donated to Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall
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KING, Ira

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, August 28, 1915

“MISSING” LADS AT HOME  Officer Calls at Place Last Evening Finds They Were On Visit.  Paul  Rafferty, Ira KING, Henry Ragen, and Francis Olson, the four youths who were reported as missing at  police headquarters yesterday afternoon returned home late last night, all being on a visit to Michigan City,  where Rafferty’s father is employed on a steam tug operating in the Michigan City harbor.  Attendance  officer Ben Peterson last night visited the home of one of the lads upon hearing that they were missing,  and found them quietly at home. 

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KING, RUTH C. MRS. (ERNST)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 21 January 2007, Page 5-B

Ruth C. (Ernst) King, Montague.  Ruth C. (Ernst) King, 70, of Montague, Michigan, went home to her Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2007.  She was born July 2, 1936 to Otto and Kathryn Ernst and lived her life in the Montague area.   She is survived by her 5 children: Michael (wife Michelle) King, James (wife Flo) King, Christine (husband Pete) Peterson, Kathryn (husband Matthew) Bergren, and Andrew (wife Ha) King; grandchildren, Rita Evans, Jesse (fiancee Trisha) King, Dustin King, Dakota King, Jared (wife Clair) Peterson, Karen Peterson and Cassie King; her sister Susan (husband Cliff) Johnson; brothers, Otto (wife Judy) Ernst, John (wife Ann) Ernst, Tom (wife Lois) Ernst and Paul Ernst.  Preceding her in death are her parents Otto and Kathryn Ernst, sister Kathryn Goeres and her beloved son, Johnny.  Visitation will be held on Sunday January 21, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 South Mears, Whitehall, Michigan.  Funeral service will follow at 4:30 p.m.  There will be a luncheon following the service in the church fellowship hall.  A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KINGSHOT, Amelia (Mrs.) LeFrance

Obituary

Obituary of Amelia LeFrance Kingshott, Muskegon Daily, 15 April 1889, page 3 col. 2

Died  Kingshott-Yesterday at the residence of her daughter Mrs. L . Bennett, 196  Wood avenue, of Bright’s disease, Mrs. Amelia Kingshott, aged 58 years.   Funeral at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

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KINGSHOT, John

Obituary

Obituary of John Kingshott, Muskegon chronicle, 26 April 1917, page 7

John Kingshott, aged 84, for 47 years a resident of Muskegon, died at Hackley  hospital this morning after a lingering illness.  Mr.  Kingshott was born in England, coming to the United States when five years of age. He came to Muskegon in 1868 where he has since  made his home.   He was a member of the Fifth Michigan Infantry and served during the Civil  war. He leaves three sons; Alfredo of  Muskegon, George of Manistee and Charles of Nebraska, three daughters, Mrs. Harvie Rowe of Edmore, Mich., and  Mrs. Hans  Schwartzfarber and Mrs. Lizzie Studebaker of this city.

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KINSEY, DAVID A. MR.

Obituary

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

Mr. David A. Kinsey, Whitehall.  Mr. Kinsey, age 79, died June 7, 2004.  Born October 29, 1924, in Whitehall, to David and Helen (Buys) Kinsey, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  On September 7, 1951, in Muskegon, he married the former Eva Butkovich and had been a maintenance technician at Hooker Chemical Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1988.  He was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church, a Life member of White Lake VFW Post #3256 and had been a Past President of the International Chemical Workers Union.  Mr. Kinsey served in the US Army, as a paratrooper, in the Pacific, during World War II, attaining the rank of Corporal.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Sylvia & Edith, and 3 brothers, Walter, Bob & Ernie.  FAMILY:  His wife, Eva; 2 sisters, Grace Bush of Muskegon and Donna Burch of Clarksville; sister-in-laws, Ruth Kinsey of Whitehall, Philona Kinsey of Muskegon and Betty (Ed) Bower of IA; several nieces & nephews; many special friends.  SERVICE:  Was held Friday, June 11, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Anita K. Hahn officiating.  Interment was made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.  Military Graveside Rites were conducted at the cemetery by White Lake VFW Post #3256.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague 49437 or Memorial Fund of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KINSTNER, IRVING W. MR.

OBITUARY

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

Mr. Irving W. Kinstner, Holton.  Mr. Kinstner, age 66, of Holton, died July 7, 2006.  Born January 29, 1940, in Shelby, to Lester and Lucille (Peterson) Kinstner, he had lived in the West Michigan area all his life.  On July 1, 1977, in Muskegon, he married the former Lois Gale.  He had worked at CWC, worked at General Dynamics, and worked as a machine operator at Brunswick Corp., where he retired.  He was a member of Cornerstone Free Methodist Church of Holton, a member of Muskegon Eagles Aerie #668, a member of Carpenters Local #824 and Machinists Local #1813.  Mr. Kinstner was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kelm, and a grandson, David Kempker.  FAMILY: His wife, Lois; his children, Stacie (Frank) Clark of Hart, Tonjia (Sonny) St. John of Manistique, Irving John Kinstner of North Muskegon, Stevie Kinstner of Hart, Ingram (Kip) Medendorp of Whitehall, Julia (Randy) Thompson of North Muskegon, Gina Kempker (Mark) Phillips of OH and Jack Ottens of Montague; a son-in-law, Tim Kelm of Shelby; 23 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchilden; 1 sister, Jo Ann Jarvis of Montague; 2 brothers, Wayne (Joyce) Kinstner of New Era and Richard (Linda) Kinstner of Muskegon; an aunt, Dorothy Gage of Muskegon; 2 god-children, Agustus Gale and Lexie Gale of Hart; a special friend and buddy, the pooch, D.J.  SERVICE: Was held Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at 1:00 PM, from Cornerstone Free Methodist Church in Holton, with the Rev. David E. Gruber officiating.  DONATIONS: American Cancer Society, 854 S. Washington Ave., Suite 410, Holland, MI 49423 or the Memorial Fund of Cornerstone Free Methodist Church, 8833 Holton Rd., Holton, 49425.  CLOCK Funeral Home Whitehall 888/507-8012

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KIRKPATRICK, Molly Margaret

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. John Kirkpatrick, February 8, a daughter, Molly Margaret

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KISINGER, Albert G. (Bert)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, April 17, 1962, page 21:4

A.G. Kisinger Dies; Son is Music Leader  Albert G. (Bert) Kisinger, 81 of 713 E. Larch Ave., shoe salesman, died Monday at Hackley Hospital after five months of illness.  Born at West Leroy, July 18,  1880, Mr. Kisinger, spent his early years there and lived a long time in Battle Creek prior to moving to Muskegon in 1928.   He was self employed as a salesman representative for the Knapp Bros.  Shoe Manufacturing Co.  Mr. Kisinger was married at Battle Creek, Sept. 1, 1909 to Flora B. Kyes. Surviving are his widow, one son, Everett D. Kisinger of Champaign, Ill. Director of music at the  University of Illinois, and who was active in music here while in Muskegon High School; one sister, Mrs. Lenah Weeks of East Leroy, and three grandchildren.  Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI,

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Obituary

Tuesday, April 17, 1962, page 21:5

713 E. Larch, City  Mr. A.G. (Bert) Kisinger, 81 years, entered into rest Monday, mid-evening in Hackley Hospital after a prolonged illness.  The dear husband of Flora B., deaf father of Everett D. Kisinger, Music Director  of University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.  Dear brother of Mrs. Lenah Weeks of East Leroy, Mich, dear grandfather of three grandchildren.  “Bert” was prominently identified in our city as Sales  Representative for Knapp Bros. Shoe Mfg. Co.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. A. G. Kisinger will be Thursday afternoon, 3 o’clock in the Achterhoff Mortuary Memorial Chapel with Rev. Marvin Westerlund,  Pastor, Olivet Evangelical Church officiating.  Mr. Kisinger will be laid to rest in Oakwood.  The family will receive their relatives and friends 7:30 to 9 P.M. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. on  Wednesday in the Achterhoff Mortuary Memorial Chapel where Mr. Kisinger will repose after 7 P.M. this evening.  Anyone wishing to call at our Chapels at any time is always welcome and those  desirous of transportation to our Chapels are invited to call PA 2-6717  -Achterhoff

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber 23, page 350, local record 267

Albert G. Kisinger, 713 E. Larch Ave.,  died, Hackley Hospital April 16, 1962, age 81

Born July 18, 1880, West Leroy, Mich.  US citizen, SSAN 380-01-4161

Father, James Kisinger, mother unknown

Salesman, shoe sales,  Wife, Flora B. Kisinger

Cause: Atrophic stage of hypertrophic cirrhosis and senility

Surgery for bowel obstruction, December 30, 1961

Burial April 19, 1962; Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon.   Achterhoff Funeral Home

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KISINGER (Mrs, Albert), Flora Blanche (Kyes)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, December 26, 1964, page 18:1 and 2

Son Leads Illini Band   Musician’s Mother, Mrs. Kisinger, Dies  Mrs. Flora B. Kisinger, 79, of 713 E. Larch Ave., a Muskegon resident here since 1928 after moving here from Battle Creek, died Thursday  in Hackley Hospital.  Her son, Everett Kisinger, is professor of music and director of the marching band at the University of Illinois.  Formerly Miss Flora B. Kyes, she was married Sept. 1, 1909 to Albert  G. Kisinger in Battle Creek.  Mr. Kisinger died here in 1962.  She attended schools in Battle Creek.  She was a member of Evanston Avenue Baptist Church here.  She leaves the son, Everett of  Champaign, Ill. And three grandchildren.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, December 26, 1964, page 19:5

KISINGER, MRS. FLORA B.  713 East Larch Ave.   Mrs. Flora B. Kisinger, age 79, passed away Thursday at Hackley Hospital.  The service for Mrs. Kisinger will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with  Rev. Roy Williamson officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning at 7 p.m. this evening.  –Clock

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber 25, page 1204, local file 880

Flora Blanche Kisinger, 713 E. Larch Ave., died December 24, 1964, age 79

Born Oct 25, 1885 in Michigan, hosuewide

Parents Albert Kyes and Hattie J. Judd

Informant, Everett Kisinger, 1106 Foothill Dr., Champaign, Ill.

Cause:  Acute myocardial infarction, 2 weeks

Burial Dec 28, 1964, Oakwood Cemetery.    Clock Funeral Home

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KISON, Ernest P.

Biography

 

KISON, Gladys (Mrs.) Scott

Obituary

KISON,Mrs. Gladys    Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon  Michigan, May 13,1993 Obituary Mrs. Gladys S.Kison,age  88,Died Saturday May 29,1993.  She was born Gladys S.Scott on September 16,1904 in Northport,Michigan. Mrs. Kison was  united in marriage to William Kison on June 10,1935 in  Indiana.She was employed as a teacherand later as an  Elementary School Principal with the Muskegon Public  Schools,until her retirement in 1965. Mrs. Kison was a  member of First Congregational Church and the Michigan And  Muskegon Retired Teachers Associations. SURVIVORS:Several  Nieces And Nephews. She was preceded in death by her  Husband,William in 1938. SERVICE:Tuesday,June 1,1993,  2:00P.M. at First Congregational Church with Rev. Donald  L.Mathews officiating.Interment St.Mary's Cemetery.  VISITATION: one hour prior to service at First Congregational  Church. Memorial:American Cancer Society or First  Congregational Church.

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KISSLING

 

KITTRIDGE

 

KITZING, Elsa

Wedding

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Thursday, June 28, 1906, page 7:3

MAUTHE-KITZING   In the presence of only a few immediate friends, Miss Elsa Kitzing and Mr. Otto M. Mauthe were married at 7 o’clock last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J.  Hentschel, 754 Lake street.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Carl F. Huth, pastor of the German Lutheran church.  As the bridal couple entered the room the Tannhauser march  was played by F. P. Schnabler. Mr. and Mrs. Hentschel acted as groomsman and bridesmaid.  The bride was prettily gowned in dotted Swiss and carried bride roses.  The couple will go  to Appleton, Wis. And points in Minnesota on a short wedding trip and will be home about July 10 at 603 Lake street.  The bridegroom is an engineer in the employ of the Central  Paper company.  The bride has been employed for some time as a domestic in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hentschel. 

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber V, Page 56, 27-June-1906

Otto M. Mauthe, 27, white, res. Muskegon, b. Wisconsin, Engineer, parents Wm. Mauthe and Rosa Stark

Elsa Kitzing, 18, white, res. Muskegon, b. Germany, no occupation, parents Edw. Kitzing and Unknown – comment, in 1906 when they were married they did not know her mother’s name!!!!

Married June 27, 1906 by C.F.A. Huth, Ev. Luth. Pastor; witnesses Ernest and Marie Henschell, both of Muskegon.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death records, Liber 35, page 1109

Elsa F. Mauthe, female, died 11-October-1974, white, age 86

Died at Hackley Hospital, Muskegon.  Born in Germany 2-Apr-1888, widow

SSAN 365-10-7610 – same as Otto. Housewife, Residence, 143 California St., North Muskegon, MI.

Parents Edward Kitzing and Katrina Steube (Editorial comment, NOW, they know who her mother was!!!!)

Informant, Mrs. Wayne Hilt

Cause, Metastatic malignancy and carcinoma of the rectum

Burial, Oakwod Cemetery, Muskegon, 14-Oct-1974; Clock Funeral Home

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KITZING, Otto

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, September 21, 1942, page 2:4

Otto Kitzing, 56, Of Beerman’s Dies   Had Been Executive in Music Business Since 1934  Otto Kitzing, 56 years old, widely known here as a bookkeeper for the past three decades and  for his association with Beerman’s Music House, died Sunday night at his home,  373 W. Grand avenue.  Mr. Kitzing, ill with a heart ailment for seven weeks, was one of the founders  of the Muskegon Retail Credit association and had been active in the organization for many years prior to formation of the present group in 1935.  He was born in Leipzig, Germany,  July 23, 1886 and received his education in schools there.  Mr. Kitzing immigrated to the United States as a young man and came to Muskegon in November, 1913.  His first job here  was at the American hotel, then operated by the Hentschel family.  Later, he also worked as a bookkeeper for the Muskegon Heights Furniture company, Swift and company, and the  Fleckenstein tannery, and the Steindler Paper company.  In 1922, Mr. Kitzing returned to Leipzig and was married there to a childhood friend, the former Maria Steinbach.  About 19  years ago Mr. Kitzing became bookkeeper at Beerman’s Music House.  Since the death of Frederic L. Bererman in 1934, after which the business was incorporated, Mr. Kitzing had  served as secretary-treasurer and assistant manager.  He was elected a director of the retail credit association in 1939 and named treasurer of that organization in 1941, concluding  his term of office last June.  A man of many friends, and a large acquaintanceship, Mr. Kitzing was a member of the Muskegon Elks Lodge; Lovell Moore lodge, F. and A. M.; and the  Muskegon Lions Club, and a member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church.  Surviving besides Mr. Kitzing, are one son, Armand, 12 years old, two sisters, Mrs. Otto Mauthe,  Otsego and Mrs. Marie Hentschel, Muskegon, and a brother living in Kassel, Germany, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Glethlein, parents of Mrs. Kitzing, who live also at the Kitzing home, are other  members of the family.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, September 21, 1942, page 14

KITZING – Services for Otto Kitzing, 373 W. Grand Ave. will be held from the Lee Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.  Rev. Samuel Oliver officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.  Muskegon Elks Lodge No. 274 in charge of service.

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KLEEVES, Raymond J.

Biography

 

KLEMP, Grietje (Mrs.) Borgman

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, April 26, 1909 pg. 1

TUBERCULOSIS FATAL AFTER SCORE OF YEARS   Mrs. Peter Klemp Dies at Home After Withstanding Insidious Advances of Distase for Long Time   After fighting death by tuberculosis for nineteen years, Mrs. Peter Klemp, 14 White street, finally succumbed yesterday morning, when she died about 10:20 o'clock at the home.  Although she had been constantly ailing and had been troubled with a bad cough for nearly a score of years, she was able to be around the house until about two weeks ago, when the disease was complicated by an attack of asthma, finally resulting in her death yesterday morning.  She was 54 years of age the 13th of November last.  Mrs. Klemp's maiden name was Grietje Borgman.  Her mother, Mrs. Maurice Kolkema, Fifth street, is still alive and in fair health.  Mrs. Klemp was born in Pieterburen, province of Gronigen, the Netherlands.  She married Mr. Klemp at Eentum, Gronigen, March 15, 1882.  Ten days after the marriage they came to America going directly to Muskegon where they have resided since.  They reached this city April 10, 1882.  Mrs. Klemp was a member of the Third Christian Reformed church.   Besides her husband and her mother, five children survive Mrs. Klemp.  They are Joseph Klemp, Bert Klemp, Mrs. John Bomers, Theodore Klemp, and Beatrice Klemp, all of this city.  Two grand-children are left, Gerrit Bomers and Grace Klemp.  Three sisters and a brother also survive.  They are Mrs. John Dekker or Grand Rapids, Mrs. George Klooster of Fremont, Isaac Horrenga of Fremont, and Mrs. John Wester of this city.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence.  The Rev. Herman Tuls, pastor of the Third Christian Reformed church, will be in charge of the services.

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KLEMP, Nicholas

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Wednesday, February 1, 1871

Nicholas Kemp, A German, one of the first pioneers of Muskegon died suddenly.  His sister Mrs. Peter Grossman, also died suddenly the same day.  Mrs. Grossman's funeral was held on Sunday.  The procession was nearly a half mile long.

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KLEMP, Peter

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Wedenesday January 19, 1916 page 9

Peter Klemp, aged 58, died last night after a short illness at 26 White Street.  Mr. Klemp  was born in the Netherlands October 30, 1857, coming to America and locating in this  city about 30 years ago.  He had been in the pump business all his life being at one  time associated with Julius Peppler veteran pump dealer in this city.   He leaves three  sons Joseph, Bert and Theodore, all of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. John Bomers  and Beatrice both of this city.   The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at  the home of his daughter Mrs. Bomers, 12 E. Forest avenue. Interment will be in  Oakwood Cemetery.

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KLEVERING/KLAVERING , Ellen (Mrs.) Wolters

Birth

Circa 1870 in the Netherlands to Abel and Jantje Compaan Wolters

Married

1.  September 27, 1894 in Muskegon to  Henry J. Wolda (Walda)

2.  November 25, 1908 in Muskegon to Simon Klevering (Klavering)

Death

January 14, 1940

Burial

Oakwood Cemetery:  Lot 1-2-10

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KLEVERING/KLAVERING, Simon H.

Birth

Circa 1873 in the Netherlands to Hendrik (Henry) Klevering and Trintje Bolhuis

Death

Muskegon, May 18, 1938

Burial

Oakwood Cemetery:  Lot 1-2-10

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KLEYN, John R.

Biography

 

KLIMO, Jeanette “Jan” (Mrs.) Wagenmaker

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 January 1997, Page 4C

KLIMO, MRS. JEANETTE “JAN” - Cheboygan, MI (formerly of Roosevelt Park).  Mrs. Jeanette “Jan” Klimo, age 80, died Monday in Cheboygan, MI.  She was born July 25, 1916 in Grand Haven and moved to Muskegon as a child.  The former Jeanette Wagenmaker married John M. Klimo, Sr. in Muskegon on June 11, 1938, who preceded her in death August 2, 1986.  Mrs. Klimo attended Lutheran churches and was an avid bowler for Big Brothers & Big Sisters.  SURVIVORS: 1 son John (Vicki) Klimo, Jr. of Norton Shores; 2 daughters, Mrs. Karen Wilson of Manassas, VA and Gwendolyn (Lee) Juenker of Cheboygan, MI; and 5 grandchildren.  The FUNERAL SERVICE will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at the Lee Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis H. Glick officiating.

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery.  VISITATION: Thursday 6-8 P.M.  MEMORIALS: American Cancer Society.  —Lee (733-2152)

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KLIMO, John M. Sr.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 August 1986, Page 5C

KLIMO, MR. JOHN M., SR. - 1510 Princeton Rd. Roosevelt Park. Mr. John M. Klimo, Sr., age 71, died Saturday morning following a long illness.  Mr. Klimo was born June 9, 1915 in Chicago and came to Muskegon as a child.  He married the former Jeanette Wagenmaker in Muskegon June 11, 1938.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Muskegon Heights.  Mr. Klimo was a life member of Muskegon Elks and was a member of various social clubs in the area.  John was the owner and operator of “Big Stein” tavern in Muskegon Heights for 32 years.  Survivors include his wife, Jeanette (Jan), a son John (Vicki) Klimo, Jr. of Muskegon, two daughters, Mrs. Karen Wilson of Fairfax, Va, and Gwendolyn K. Klimo of Mackinaw City, MI., and 5 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son James R. Klimo in Vietnam.  The FUNERAL SERVICE for Mr. Klimo will be held at Sacred Heart Church Thursday at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Lou Anderson officiating.  He will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  VISITATION will be Tuesday evening 7-9 P.M. and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.  A Rosary will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Those desiring an expression of sympathy are asked to consider American Cancer Society or Sacred Heart Debt Retirement Fund. —Lee (733-2152)

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KLIMO, John

Article

JACK, Old   Obituary  

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, February 3, 1936, page 12

Heights Police Mascot Is Dead   Members of the Muskegon Heights police department  today were mourning the death of Old Jack, aged dog who adopted the policemen as his  special charges and moved into the department headquarters three or four years ago.  Jack was making the rounds last night and was seen to emerge from the alley at Peck  street near Broadway, where he leaped into the air, suffered a convulsion, and died in a  few seconds.  The police are of the opinion he had picked up some poison – possibly  cyanide.  The old dog really belonged to John Klimo, an employee of the E. L. Nessen  company, and was believed to have been about 12 years old.  He was accustomed to call  several times a week on his former master, but really owed allegiance to the police.  A  typical good Yankee dog, Jack was believed to have an ancestry consisting of hound, pit  bull, and huskie and was considered wise with the experience of years.  He was also a  fighter of no mean ability and feared no aggressor, the police testified.

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KLINE, CLAYTON A. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 8 October 2006, Page 5-B

Clayton A. Kline, Montague.  Mr. Kline, age 68, died September 29, 2006.  Born August 15, 1938, in Shelby, to Clayton and Elizabeth (Mikkelson) Kline, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  Clayton graduated from Montague High School and served in the Navy for four years.  He retired from Howmet after 38 years of employment.  Extensive research into Native American prehistoric earth works, specifically the Chaokia Mounds along the Missouri River, along with preparing an archaeological profile of Beaver Island, occupied much of his time.  He was an avid supporter of Montague athletics and took great joy in not only watching the fooball games but the practices, as well.  He would visit the coffee shops and local businesses along with his dog, George, to discuss the previous night’s game and world affairs.  He was extremely proud of the team over the last several years and always considered himself a Wildcat.  Mr. Kline was preceded in death by a son, Timothy.  FAMILY: 2 step-daughters, Debbie (Paul) Chase and Laura Murphy; 1 step-granddaughter; 3 step-grandsons; 4 sisters, Connie (Nip) Leitner, Joyce Brown, Bonnie Cloutier and Debbie (Preston) Bown; 1 brother, Don (Margaret) Kline.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was held Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.  DONATIONS: Montague High School Athletics, c/o Montague High School, 4900 Stanton Blvd., Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KLINEFELTER, JOHN R. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 September 2005, Page 5-B

Mr. John R. Klinefelter, Whitehall.  Mr. Klinefelter, age 68, died September 14, 2005.  Born April 1, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Russell and Hildreth (Romoser) Klinefelter, he had lived in the White Lake area most of his adult life.  On June 27, 1959, in New York, he married the former Diane Kaltenbach.  He had owned & operated Klinefelter’s Ben Franklin Store for many years, retiring in 1996.  Mr. Klinefelter was a member of White Lake Congregational UCC, was a member of the Lions Club, White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214, and Old Newsboys.  John especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, skier and camper, yet always found time to volunteer for many community events.  FAMILY:  His wife, Diane; a son, Paul (Cindy) Klinefelter of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Tracy (Victor) Gomez of TX and Shelly (John) Wiewiora of Norton Shores; 7 grandchildren, Katherine Klinefelter, Stephanie Klinefelter, Kristina Leatherman, Erik Gomez, Tyler Wiewiora, Evan Wiewiora and Haley Wiewiora; 1 sister, Beverly (Ken) Berman of FL.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, September 17, 2005, at 11:00 AM, from Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  MEMORIALS:  Whitehall-Montague Lions Club, Box 402, Whitehall 49461 or White Lake Ambulance Service, 119 S. Baldwin St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KLINK, Walter John

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber VI, page 130, record #3102.

April 10, 1941, Walter John Klink, male, white, widower, age 46-9-29;  cause, Lobar Pneumonia, born, PA, Salesman.  Parents, Jacob C. Klink and Johann Faust.

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KLISE, Bertha

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Thursday, August 11, 1927, page 2

Woman Who Rode Behind Ox Team Takes Plane Ride At 75  Friends Gather to Surprise Mrs. Bertha Klise But She Furnishes Biggest Surprise of Evening.  Relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Bertha Klise, 1516 Terrace street, last evening to observe her seventy-fifth birthday anniversary.  It was a surprise party but it was Mrs. Klise, who did the surprising.   It was arranged that Lieut. Bernard Klise of the police department was to take his mother for a drive early in the evening to give the guests time to assemble at the home.  Mr. Klise drove out to the West Michigan Airways field and Art Billings was tuning up his plane.   “I will give you a ride if you want one,” said Mr. Billings jokingly to Mrs. Klise.

“All right.” Said Mrs. Klise with enthusiasm.  That was surprise number one.   Surprise number two came when Mrs. Klise entered to plane and took a ride over Muskegon for 15 minutes.  It was agreed that Mrs. Klise should raise her arm as a signal to the pilot if she wanted to come down.  Lieut. Klise remained on the ground and he watched for his mother’s arm.  But there was no arm extended and about 15 minutes later the plane came to the ground and Mrs. Klise climbed out.   “Some day when you are going to take a long trip I will go with you.” said Mrs. Klise.  Mrs. Klise and her son then drove to the Klise home and Mrs. Klise entered.  The house was filled with relatives and friends and they yelled, “Surprise!”  “It’s a surprise alright, but I have a surprise for you.  I just took a ride in an airplane.”  And that was surprise number four.  Mrs. Klise had long been a resident of Muskegon and her first mode of transportation was an ox-cart.  But yeaterday it was an airplane traveling at the rate of more than 100 miles an hour.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, June 27, 1938, page 2:4

Mrs. Bertha Klise, Here 51 Years, Dies [picture]   Mother Police Officer, Other Children, Was Long Ill.  Mrs. Bertha Klise, 85 years old, mother of Lieut. Bernard Klise, head of the traffic division of the Muskegon police department, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Panyard, 121 Ruddiman avenue, North Muskegon, following a prolonged illness.  Mrs. Klise had been a resident of Muskegon for more than half a century, coming here from Holland 51 years ago.  One of the interesting events in the life of Mrs. Klise came in 1927 when she celebrated her 75th anniversary by taking an airplane trip.  She commented that she greatly enjoyed the experience.  Mrs. Klise was born Aug. 10, 1852 in The Netherlands but came to the United States when she was 14 years old, moving to Holland with her parents.  She was married to Mr. Klise at Holland in January, 1872.  Mr. Klise died June 21, 1911.  She was a member of the Central Reformed church.   Surviving are two sons, Lieut. Klise and Albert Klise of Muskegon, three daughters, Mrs. Panyard, Mrs. Herman Siplon and Mrs. Ralph Batten of Muskegon; three sisters, Mrs. Melissa Stearns of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Fannie Sandy and Mrs. Zenna Vrieling, of Holland; three brothers, Richard and Corneal Gravengood, of Holland and Arle Gravengood, of Dearborn; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Klopfenstein, Madeline Doris (Mrs.) Tenney

Obituary

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

Ludington - Madeline Doris Klopfenstein, age 73, passed away Monday, September 17 at her residence.  Madeline D. Tenney was born November 17, 1927 in Oaklawn, IL and married on December 20, 1944 in Ludington to Clifford Klopfenstein and he survives.  She was a lifelong resident of the Ludington area and a member of the Community Church.  She also attended Ludington Schools.  From 1957 until 1962 Madeline was a distributor for the Grand Rapids Herald, and the Grand Rapids Press.  From 1962 until 1981 she was a concessionaire at the Ludington State Park.  Madeline’s family was the most important part of her life, and she valued her years of treasured experiences and friendships while concessionaires at the Ludington Sate Park.  She’s leaving behind many friends that she’s made over the years and she was a friend to everyone.  Her favorite pastimes were traveling, camping, reading and collecting stones.  She was especially proud to have her father, husband, brothers, sons and grandsons serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.  Surviving besides her husband, Clifford, are her children: Karen Sue (Don) Foster of Hart, Dan (Pam) Klopfenstein of TN, Dick (Kathy) Klopfenstein of IL, Kim Klopenstein of Coopersville, Karen (Dave) Dean of Coopersville, Stacy (Robert) Sutton of Ludington; grandchildren, Brian Foster, Joy & Steven Kloopfenstein, Paul Klopfenstein, Keri Kolpanen, Michael & Mark Dean, Mandi and Devon Sutton; 5 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Bill Tenney of WI; nieces, nephews, and many friends.  She was preceded in death by  her parents, Leon and Rose Tenney; brothers, Herbert, Donald and Leon Tenny; 1 grandson, Bret Foster.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 2:00pm at Alexander Rye Funeral Home with the Rev. Rich Loerop officiating.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 19, from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Michigan, Mason County, or to the Community Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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KNAPP, Clinton

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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KNAPP, William H.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, August 6, 1917, page 7:2

William H. Knapp   The funeral of William H. Knapp, aged 73, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Smith, after a lingering illness, was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from Mrs. Smith’s residence at 19 Denmark avenue.  Rev. Karl L. Keefer, pastor of the Lakeside M. E. church, officiated and burial took place in Lakeside cemetery.  Mr. Knapp was born in Florence, Ohio, march 1, 1844 and came to Michigan with his parents in 1859 when they settled on a farm in Union township, Branch county.  He was married to Miss Frances E. Carpenter on May 29, 1862.  They came to Muskegon county in 1881, first locating at Montague.

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KNER, Stephen

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, September 13, 1943, page 2

Stephan Kner, 69 years old, died Saturday at his home on Apple avenue after a long illness.  There are no surviving relatives.

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KNEVITT, James Clifford

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, 13 April 1938  James Clifford Knevitt, 73 years old, of 1040 Calvin avenue, died Wednesday at Mercy hospital, after an illness of one week.  He was born in Muskegon Dec. 12, 1864 and spent his earlier years here, later leaving for Chicago.  After a few years in Chicago he took up residence in Streator, Ill. for 20 years, where he worked at the Patch Foundry.  The last 20 years he made his home in Muskegon and was formerly employed by the Austin Machine company.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F., Lodge No. 602, of Streator, Ill.  Mr. Knevitt was married to Minnie Patch, Feb. 4, 1895, in Chicago.  Besides his widow; he leaves three sons, Frank, James and William Knevitt, of Muskegon, two daughters, Mrs. George Williamson, of Milwaukee and Mrs. Ruth Hoover, of Detroit; and 10 grandchildren.

Also, in the same paper, same page, the following:

KNEVITT-James Clifford Knevitt, aged 73, of 1040 Calvin Ave., died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital.  Friends may view the remains at the Clock Funeral Home, where the service will be held at 3:30 p. m. Friday, with Rev. Joseph Grosa officiating.  Interment in Oakwood.

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KNEVITT, Minnie (Mrs.)

Obituary

Mrs. Minnie Knevitt, Ill for Year, Expires

Muskegon Chronicle, 30 January 1942  Mrs. Minnie Knevitt, 67 years old, 1417 Winter street, died last evening at the Dornbush Convalescent home after an illness of one year.  Formerly Minnie Patch, she was born May 20, 1874 in Winona, Ill., where she received her education.  Later she became a resident of Chicago for three years where she was married to James C. Knevitt, Feb 4, 1895.  Mr. Knevitt died April 13, 1938.  Mrs. Knevitt came to Muskegon from Streeter, Ill., 24 years ago.  She was a member of the Ladies' Aid society of the First Baptist church of Muskegon and of the Royal Neighbors at Streeter.  Surviving are three sons, Frank, James and William Knevitt all of Muskegon;  two daughters, Mrs. George Williamson of Milwaukee and Mrs. Harry Wingen of Detroit; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond, Samuel and Elmer Patch all of Streeter; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bradford and Miss Phoebe Patch both of Streeter.

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Knevitt, Myra L.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, 6 January 1940  Myra L. Knevitt, 18 months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Knevitt, 821 Hoyt street, Muskegon Heights died Thursday at Mercy hospital after an illness of seven weeks.  She was born July 8, 1938 in Muskegon.  Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, James III and Donald L. at home; and her grandmother Mrs. Minnie Knevitt, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora King, all of Muskegon.

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Knight, Laura

Marriage license

Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912

#8227 - Dee Leiter, 22, city; Laura Knight, 18, Traverse City

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KNIGHTS, Latoya Jennitta & Edward Warren KENYATTA

Marriage notice

Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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KNISKERN, Philip W.

Biography

 

KNOL, Tryntje

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber IV, page 44, local record #77,  June 14, 1889.

Tryntje Knol, female, white, married, age 24-0-0, died at Muskegon,  cause unknown.  Born Holland Europe, parents, Peter Timmer and ?Makjio?  Timmer.

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KNOL, William

Marriage Record

William Knol married ?Thaukis? Timmer; November 20, 1889.  The  bride's parents were Peter Timmer and ?Wutje? Sterenburg. 

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KNOLL, Iva Belle (Mrs.) Gunn

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan 16 Jan. 1970

KNOLL, MRS. IVA B.  1892 Austin Street

Mrs. Iva B. Knoll, age 69 years, passed away Thursday morning at Muskegon General Hospital after a lingering illness, Born October 4, 1900 in Allendale, Michigan and came to Muskegon when she was 17 years old and has lived here until her death. She was the former Iva B. Gunn and was married to John R. Knoll on September 21, 1921 at Muskegon. She had been employed as a

cook at several bible Camps, Shildren’s Home and also operated a restaurant at Dalton at one time. She was a Charter member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church; active in the Ladies Fellowship and had been a Sunday School teacher for many years. She is survived by her husband, John R. Knoll; two sons, Kenneth E. Knoll and Duane A. Knoll, both of Muskegon; 13 grandchildren, 2

great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Earl DeNio of Muskegon and Mrs. Victor Wolbrink of Allendale; one brother, Arthur Gunn of Muskegon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sytsema Chapel, Rev. Harry W. Logan officiating and the interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Systema Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

----------Systema

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KNOLL, John R.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan    9 November 1973   Page 24

KNOLL, MR. JOHN R.   1872 Austin Street

Mr. John R. Knoll, age 83 yrs., passed away Thursday evening at Brookhaven Medical Care Facility after a 2 mos. Illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1890 in Muskegon and has resided here all his life. He was married to the former Iva B. Gunn Clark on Sept. 21, 1921 at Muskegon and she passed away on Jan. 15, 1970. He had been employed at Teledyne Continental Motoers Corp. for 28 yrs.

until his retirement 20 years ago. He was affiliated with grace Memorial Baptist church and was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth E. and Duane A. Knoll, both of Muskegon; 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Ralph Knoll of Muskegon. Services will be held at the Systema Chapel, Rev. Harry W. Logan officiating and the interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home.-----Sytsema

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KNOLL, Kenneth E.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan    31 May 1995   Page 5C

KNOLL, MR. KENNETH E. (with veterans flag)Muskegon, Mi

Mr. Kenneth E. Knoll, 72, died at his residence Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 1995. He was born in Muskegon on November 3, 1922 and was a lifelong resident of the community. Mr. Knoll married Ella M. Kellogg in Muskegon on Sept. 7, 1945. He was a WWII veteran of he U.S. Army and was retired form the City of Muskegon where he worked as a mechanic for many years. Mr. Knoll was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Knoll is survived by his wife, Ella, I son and four daughters, Karen (Randy) Muscato, Jane (Lou) Graham, Robert (Pam) Knoll, Losi Ann (Randy) Westerlund, Wendy (Kris) Ford; 12 grandchildren and 3 great

grandchildren; I brother, Duane (Sondra) Knoll; 2 sisters, Bessie England and Yvonne (Charles) Berghuis, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Knoll will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 1, 1995 at the cemetery chapel in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Pastor Don LeMaire and Pastor Harry Logan officiating. Friends and relatives will gather for visitation Thursday

from 3:00 to 6:00 at the Grace Memorial Baptist church, 937 Holbrook Ave., in Muskegon. Suggested memorials are the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Muskegon and the Grace Memorial Baptist Church Memorial Fund.----Alternative Funeral Services

725-7222/846-9689

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KNOLLINGER, William B.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 June 1992 

KNOLLINGER, MR.  WILLIAM B.  Whitehall  Mr. Knollinger, age 74, died June 22, 1992.  Born April 12,  1918, in Wyoming Twp., he had lived in the White Lake area the past 21 years.  He married the former Daisy  Hower and had been a business machine repairman at Curtis-Ferrell Inc. for 17 years, and then worked in  maintenance at Shaw-walker for 10 years.  Mr. Knollinger had attended St. James Catholic Church and was a  member of the Knights of Columbus. FAMILY   His wife, Daisy; 1 son, William Knollinger of Muskegon; 1  daughter, Karen Verveer of WI; 5 step-children, Barbara Novak and William Hill of Rothbury, James Hill of  FL, Donald Hill of TX and Connie Carter of Whitehall; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; a sister, Antoine  Bieber of Wyoming.  FUNERAL  Friday, June 26, 1992, at 1PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev.  Fr. Thomas A. Schiller officiating.  Interment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery – Muskegon.  A prayer  service will be held Thursday, 8:30 PM, at the funeral home, Fr. Mel Fox officiating.  VISITING HOURS Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM, in Whitehall  --Clock Muskegon

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KNOOHUIZEN, Albert

Article

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Tuesday, January 5, 1909, page 8:5

From Land of Blizzards   Coming from a country where the thermometer is now down to 22 degrees below zero, Albert Knoohuizen of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, is visiting at his former home in this city.  He will remain two weeks with his mother, Mrs. Rena Knoohuizen, 7 Hamilton street.  By occupation, Mr. Knoohuizen is a building contractor, which business he followed for four years in North Dakota after leaving here six years ago.  He will be joined here within a few days by Frank Bellflower, his brother-in-law.  Mr. Knoohuizen says that it is now impossible to get new homestead land in his part of Canada any nearer than 85 miles to the railroad.

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KNOOIHUIZEN, Jennie (Miss)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan - Saturday, August 12, 1967 page 20

Miss Knooihuizen, Spent Life Here, Dies at Age 87  Miss Jennie Knooihuizen, a bookeeper at the James Coyne Plumbing Co. for many years before her retirement, died at a local nursing home Friday after an illness of several months. She was 87 and had made her home at 1219 Third St.  Born in Holland May 25, 1880, Miss Knooihuizen came here while still a child and attended Muskegon schools. She was a member of Central Reformed Church and a member of the Ladies Guild of the Church.  She is survived by two nephews, Albertus Knooihuizen, of Summerland, British Columbia, and Chester Knooihuizen of Franklin, PA., and two nieces, Mrs. Walter Way of Muskegon, and Mrs. Loretta Squelch, of Buffalo, NY

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Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery  Lot #2-22-8

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KNOOIHUIZEN, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan - Friday, January 29, 1937 page 1 and 22

This is a very long article that is difficult to read because the microfilm is scratched badly.  I will only include the basics in this posting and if you find you have a connection I'll scan the copy I have and you can try and read the complete story.  Norton Man Auto Victim  John Knooihuizen, 70, Hit by Car Driven by Henry Neiting, Mr. of Grand Haven  RR1, well known Norton Township resident and retired grocer died at Hackley Hospital last night he was hit by a car when getting out of his son Raymond's car and crossing the street to go home he ran a grocery store on Walton and Terrace for about 30 years born at North Holland December 8, 1866 and came to Muskegon 52 years ago he was married to Miss Gertrude Waalkes April 16, 1902 at Muskegon he was a member of the Bethany Christian Reformed Church survived by his wife, son Raymond and daughter Mrs. James Kilm?? of Lansing, three grandchildren, two brothers, Matthew of Minneapolis and Dr. Albert Knooihuizen of Holland and three sister, Mrs. ? Lo?ker, Miss Margaret and Mrs. Laura Knooihuizen all of Holland, Michigan

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KNOOIHUIZEN, Rena (Mrs.) Berghuis

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan April 24, 1933 page 2

Rena Knooihuizen, 90, Succumbs Today; Resident Since 1867  Mrs. Rena Knooihuizen, 90 years old, died today at her home 1219 Third  Street, after a four months illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1842 in the Netherlands and came to this country in 1867 settling in Muskegon  and always making her home here.  Her maiden name was Rena Berghuis. Her husband Reme Knooihuizen died 10 years ago.  Mrs.  Knooihuizen is survived by three daughters, Miss Margaret and Miss Jenny Knooihuizen at home, and Mrs. Ed Buikema of Muskegon;  one son, Albertus Knooihuizen, of Wayburn, Saskatchawan; eight grandchildren and six-great grandchildren.

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Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery  Lot #2-22-8

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KNOOIHUIZEN, Samuel J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan - Friday, August 6, 1965 page 22

S.J. Knooihuizen, Stockbroker, Dies  A veteran Muskegon stockbroker and investment counselor who was active in civic affairs died today at Hackley Hospital.  Samuel J. Knooihuizen, 1114 Randall Rd, who spent more than 30 years handling the investments of Muskegon area residents, died following a long illness.  Mr. Knooihuizen was a partner in the firm of Gibson and Knooihuizen which later became affiliated with First of Michigan Corp. and now is known as William C. Roney & Co.  A Muskegon resident his entire life, Mr. Knooihuizen was married to the former Ann Kaanar. A graduate of Muskegon High School, he attended the University of Wisconsin.  Mr. Knooihuizen was active in many civic affairs, serving as president of the Crippled Children's Society of Muskegon.  A candidate for the Muskegon City Commission, he served in 1942 on a committee of brokers which worked with the Michigan Corporation and Securities Commission to revise the laws governing investments in the state.  A member of the Muskegon elks, the Century Club, Lovell Moore Lodge F. & A.M., the Dewitt Clinton Consistory, the Muskegon Shrine Club and other groups, Mr. Knooihuizen attended First Congregational Church.  Surviving are his widow; a son Samuel at home, a sister, Mrs. Esther Way of Muskegon, and an aunt, Miss Jennie Knooihuizen of Muskegon

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Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery  Lot #2-22-8

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KNOPF, Carl H.

Personals

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

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

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KNOWLTON, JAMES L. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 19 November 2006, Page 4-B

James L. Knowlton, Whitehall.  Mr. Knowlton, age 66, of Whitehall, died November 9, 2006.  Born February 9, 1940, in Whitehall, to James and Leila (Huston) Knowlton, he had lived in the White Lake area most of his life.  On October 10, 1980, in Bremerton, WA, he married the former Donalee K. Burkhart and had been an educator at Bremerton School District until retiring.  He also was a self-employed inventor.  Mr. Knowlton was a member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214, the Arts Council of Ocean Shores, the Arts Council of White Lake, a member of the White Lake Area Historical Society and had served on the Whitehall City Planning Commission.  He had attended the US Air Force Academy.  FAMILY: His wife, Donalee; 4 sisters, Lois Knowlton of Whitehall, Ann (Fred) Lutke of Grand Haven, Phyllis Knowlton of Muskegon and Nancy Humphrey of Paw Paw; a niece, Mary Jo (Kevin) French of Spring Lake; 3 nephews, James Lutke of Spring Lake, and Ronald Humphery & Robert Humphrey, both of Kalamazoo; cousins, John Knowlton of Montague of Montague and Michael Knowlton of Whitehall.  MEMORIAL GATHERING was held Monday, November 13, 2006, at Clock Funeral Home-Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Every Woman’s Place, 1221 W. Laketon Ave., Muskegon 49441.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KNUDSON, Odean W.

Obituary

Age 91  of Kalamazoo    Died December 19, 2004 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Odean was born on July 25, 1913 in Stanley, WI, the son of William and Jennie (Thompson) Knudson. He was a life  long resident of Muskegon until moving to Kalamazoo in 2000. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring and will be announced at a later  date. Interment of cremains will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Muskegon and will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may  be made to Park Village Pines, 2920 Crystal Lane, Kalamazoo, I  49009.   Arrangements by  Redmond Funeral Home   4100 S. Westnedge Ave.  Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 12/22/2004.

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KOBLISH, CHARLES MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 August 1955, Page 17

Charles Koblish Dies; Retired Lakey Aide.  Charles Koblish, 1232 Kenneth street, a machinist at Lakey Foundry Corporation for 40 years, died at his home today after a long illness.  He was 81 years old.  Mr. Koblish, who with his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1947, came to the United States from Austria in 1903.  The couple lived in Chicago several years and came to Muskegon from Whitehall in 1913.  Born Oct. 13, 1873, in Austria, Mr. Koblish was educated in schools there and married the former Minna Hofmann on March 13, 1897.  Mrs. Koblish died in 1947.  He was employed by Lakey until his retirement in 1937.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frank C. Gordon of Royal Oak, and Mrs. LeRoy Achenbach of Muskegon Heights; a son, Max A. Koblish of Oak Park, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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KOBLISH, MR. CHARLES, 1232 Kenneth Street.  Mr. Charles Koblish, age 81, died this morning at his home following a 5 months’ illness.  The funeral service for Mr. Koblish will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 o’clock from the Chapel at Clock’s, the Rev. Merrell Brammer officiating.  Interment will be made in Restlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock. 

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KOBLISH, CHARLES MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 July 1947, Page 2

Mrs. Chas. Koblish Dies at Her Home.  Mrs. Charles Koblish, 74 years old, a resident here about 35 years, died today at her home, 1232 Kenneth street, following a long illness.  Mrs. Koblish, who was honored with her husband on the event of their 50th wedding anniversary, March 13, came to Muskegon from Whitehall where she had lived several years.  She was born in Germany Dec. 5, 1872, and came to the U. S., settling in Chicago, in 1903.  Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Max A. Koblish of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. LeRoy Achenbach of Muskegon Heights and Mrs. Frank Gordon of Royal Oak; a twin brother in Germany; a sister, Mrs. Daniel Winter of Enid, Okla., and four grandchildren.

9 July 1947, Page 18

KOBLISH – Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Koblish, of 1232 Kenneth St., will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. S. N. Oliver, D.D., officiating.  Interment in Restlawn cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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KOBLISHKE, Helen (Miss)

CITY NEWS:

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

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

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KOBLISHKE, Max

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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KOCH, LELAND D. MR.

Obituary

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

Leland D. Koch, Ellenton, FL.,  (formerly of Whitehall).  Leland D. Koch, 80, died Dec. 29, 2005.  He was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Campbell, NB, and came to Ellenton in 1992 from Milwaukee, WI.  Mr. Koch came to Whitehall, MI when he was 12 or 13 years old from Campbell.  He graduated from Whitehall High School, and was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church in Whitehall where he married Lillian Aho in 1946.  Mr. Koch joined the Army Air Forces after high school and served until 1945.  Mr. Koch was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 69 in Whitehall, and the Masonic Lodge.  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Parrish.  Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Lillian (Aho); a daughter, Nancy Dahl of Montague; sons, Ronald of Milwaukee and Timothy of Mequon, WI; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held later at Faith Lutheran Church in Parrish, FL.  Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee.  National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, is in charge.  Memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 9608 U.S. 301 N. Parrish, FL 34219.

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KOEHLER, CONSTANCE MRS. (HUME)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 May 1956, Page 2

Mrs. Koehler Dies; Former Constance Hume.  Mrs. Constance Hume Koehler, 399 Webster avenue, member of the pioneer Hume family, died yesterday at Hackley Hospital after an illness of two months.  She was 69 years old.  Mrs. Koehler was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hume.  Her father was associated with Charles H. Hackley in the lumbering business and the two men were Muskegon benefactors.

The partners built palatial homes at the same time next door at Webster avenue and Fifth street.  The Hume family home is now the Day Care Center, having been purchased by the city in 1951.  The Hackley home is the Red Cross headquarters.  MRS. KOEHLER was the mother of Thomas Hume Koehler, a former well-known actor, of Wilton, Conn.  Mrs. Koehler’s brother, Thomas H. Hume, long has been one of Muskegon’s leading citizens.  Mrs. Koehler was a member of Friends of Art and of the Book Club and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  She was born in Muskegon Nov. 25, 1886, and lived here all her life, attending Muskegon schools.  She was married to Edward J. Koehler here in 1913.  SHE LEAVES the son, a daughter, Mrs. J. O. Funkhouser, her brother, Thomas H. Hume of Muskegon, a sister, Mrs. Margaret B. Mosher of Niagara Falls, N. Y., and eight grandchildren.

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KOEHLER, MRS. CONSTANCE HUME, 399 Webster Avenue.  Mrs. Constance Hume Koehler, age 69, died late Monday evening at Hackley Hospital.  The funeral service for Mrs. Koehler will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rev. J. Don Skinner officiating.  Private entombment will be made in Evergreen Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home, and are earnestly requested to please omit flowers.  —Clock.           

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KOELBEL, Walter Hill

Biography

 

KOETSIER, ANNA MRS. (BEHM)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 July 1941, Page 9

Mrs. John Koetsier, Active in Church, Dies at Gd. Haven.  By Staff Correspondent.  Grand Haven, July 21—Mrs. Anna Koetsier, 59 years old, wife of John Koetsier, 521 Elliott street, died Sunday at 2:40 p. m. at her home after an illness of two years which became serious about five weeks ago.  She was a resident of this section all her life, and was born July 14, 1882 in Grand Haven township.  Her name before marriage was Anna Behm.  Mrs. Koetsier was a member of the Second Reformed church and before taken ill, was active in its ladies mission society.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. from the Koetsier home and at 2 p. m. from the Second Reformed church, by Rev. Albert Hellenga.  Burial will be at Lake Forest.  Surviving besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Harry Bishop of Grand Haven, Mrs. Basil Shaefer, Mrs. Neal Zeerip and Mrs. John Dwyer, all of Holland; a son, John Jr., at home; three brothers, Henry and Louis Behm, both of Grand Haven and John Behm of Chicago; and seven grandchildren.

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KOETSIER, JOHN W. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 February 1966, Page 13

JOHN W. KOETSIER.  GRAND HAVEN – John W. Koetsier, 84, of Petoskey, a former resident of Grand Haven, died at a rest home at Petoskey Sunday after a long illness.  He was born Aug. 14, 1881, at Grand Haven and retired 20 years ago after he had been employed at the Challenge Refrigerator Co., Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co. and Story and Clark Piano Co. at Grand Haven.  His first wife, the former Ann Behm, died at Grand Haven in 1941.  He married Mrs. Nellie Ponds in 1943.  Mr. Koetsier was a former member of the Scond Reformed Church at Grand Haven.  He leaves his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Harry Bishop of Grand Haven, Mrs. Basil Scheffer of Muskegon, Mrs. Dorothy Zeerip and Mrs. Ann Dwyer of Holland; a son, John of Grand Rapids; two stepchildren, Arthur Ponds of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Muriel Abby of Bay View; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kammeraad Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Lake Forest.

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KOHLBECK, Charles John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon,Michigan,April 29,1932  Obituary: Chas. J.Kohlbeck, 43, succumbs today Charles John Kohlbeck,  43 years old, died in Mercy Hospital today After an illness of three weeks. He was born July 3,1888, in Menominee. He was married  to Grace Gladys Lockwood in Oshkosh,Wis, March 2,1909, and came to Muskegon Heights from Chicago in September, 1912. Mr.  Kohlbeck was a member of the Moose Lodge No.491 and Elks Lodge, No. 274 of Muskegon.He was a foreman at Lakey Foundry  company where he had been employed for 19 years. Besides his widow, Gladys G. Kohlbeck, Mr Kohlbeck is survived by three sons,  Charles Victor, of Peoria,Ill, John Howard, and Robert Ray, at home; three daughters, Grace Josephine, Rose Marie, and Audrey Mae,  at home; two brothers, Antone,of Muskegon Heights, and Joseph, of Los Angeles, and six sisters, Mrs. James Murray, of  Peshtigo,Wis, Mrs. August Andres and Mrs. Frank Dornaus, of Manitowac,Wis., Mrs. Tom Bakas, of Maywood,Ill., Mrs.Peter  Pastoris, of Chicago, and Mrs. Nick Liebl, of Milwaukee. 

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KOHLBECK, Gladys G. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon,Michigan, October 3,1939  Mrs. Gladys G.Kohlbeck, 49 years old, 1021 Baker street, Muskegon  Heights, died Monday afternoon at her home following a years illness. She was born Nov.22,1889, in Oshkosh,Wis, and in 1910  moved to Chicago where she lived for two years. In 1912 she came to Muskegon Heights and spent the greater part of her life here.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbor Oak Leaf Camp No.3354, and several years ago held the office of Oracle. Her husband,  Charles Kohlbeck,  died April 29,1932, in Muskegon Heights. She is survived by three sons, Victor, John Howard, and Robert Ray, at  home; two daughters, Mrs.Vernon Talmadge of Wolf Lake, and Audrey May at home; three grandchildren.

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KOLBE, JAMES  P. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 December 2005, Page 6-B

James P. Kolbe, Whitehall.  Mr. Kolbe, age 76, passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2005, at Poppen House in Muskegon.  He was born James Polk Kolbe, the son of Edward and Blanche Kolbe, on May 7, 1929, in TN.  He was a graduate of Hesperia High School, and on Dec. 28, 1974, he married Carol L. Andresen in Whitehall.  He owned Kolbe Reality in Whitehall and retired in 2001.  He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall and the Muskegon Area Realtors Association.  Survivors include: seven children, Sheryl (Verne) Wright of Montague, Debra Potts of Montague, Cindy (Dave) Short of Montague, James (Becky) Kolbe, Jr. of Montague, Tammy Kolbe of Annapolis, MD, Jay (Allison) Kolbe of Seeley Lake, MT and Julie (Matthew) DeRose of Whitehall; three brothers, Edward (Evelyn) Kolbe, Jr. of Hesperia, Glen (Diane) Brown of Sherwood and Clyde (Lorraine) Brown of Cheyenne, WY; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  His parents and a sister, Helen Chase, passed away earlier.  The funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 707 Alice St., Whitehall, with Rev. Micheal Kroll officiating.  Interment followed in the West Hesperia Cemetery.  Memorials; Family Lutheran Memorial Fund or Alzheimer’s Association.  RAYMOND - Hesperia

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KOLBERG, PAULINE MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 April 1928, Page 13

MRS. PAULINE KOLBERG, HERE 61 YEARS, DIES.  Mrs. Pauline Kolberg, 81 years old, 749 Grand avenue, died yesterday at Hackley hospital, after a long illness.  She was born April 23, 1846 in Altenburg, Saxony, Germany.  She had resided in Muskegon the past 61 years.  She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church.  Her husband, Otto Kolberg, died in 1892.  Mrs. Kolberg is survived by two sons, Robert and William, and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Achenbach and Mrs. Walter Kolkema, all of Muskegon, thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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KOLBERG—Mrs. Pauline Kolberg, 749 Grand Ave., died last evening at Hackley hospital, aged 81.  The funeral will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the residence, Rev. George Bohn officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.  For information 23-721.

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KOLK, (Mrs. Franklin) Elsie C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, November 26, 1986, page 5C:5

KOLK, MRS. ELSIE C.  3290 Getty St., Muskegon, MI  Mrs. Elsie C. Kolk, age 80,  passed away Monday at the Muskegon General Hospital.   She was the widow of  Franklin Kolk.  Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Alyce) Veach, Muskegon;  Mrs. William (Evelyn) McCune of Fruitland, FL, Mrs. Raymond (Alberta) Mosser of  Apopka, FL, 2 sisters; 2 brothers.  Funeral Services were held today at 3 p.m. from the  VanZantwick, Bartels, Kammeraad Funeral Home.  Interment followed in the Lake  Forest Cemetery.

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KOLKOWSKI, George

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, October 15, 1915, page 13

George, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kolkowski, died at the home of his parents, 71 Sixth street  this morning at 10 o’clock.

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KOLMEL, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday December 3, 1938

JOHN KOLMEL   John Kolmel, 78 years old, died Friday at the Old Peoples Home, 1510 Davis street, after an illness of one month.  He was born in Renselaar  county, New York, Jan. 8, 1860.  Mr. Kolmel formerly resided in Saginaw and came here to enter the Old Peoples Home in September of 1925.  He attended Our  Saviours Lutheran cgurch.  He is survived by two nephews who reside in Saginaw.

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KOOI, Della (Huizenga)

Obituary

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

Mrs. Gerrit Kooi Dies at Her Home; Was 76 Years Old.   Mrs. Gerrit Kooi, 76 years old, died Sunday morning at her home, 877  Amity avenue.  She had been in failing health for some time, but death came unexpectedly.  Mrs. Kooi, who was formerly Della  Huizenga, was born in the Netherlands Oct 27, 1859 and came to the United States when she was about 21 years old, first locating at  Grand Haven.  A year later she came to Muskegon, making her home in this city the past 54 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Kooi celebrated their  50th wedding anniversary seven years ago.  She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. John Stulp, of Muskegon; Mrs. Henry  DeLong, of Muskegon; six sons, Gerrit Kooi, Jr. and Bert Kooi, both at home, Tom Corniel, Ralph and Fred Kooi, all of Muskegon;  12 grandchildren; four sisters and one brother in the Netherlands.

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KOOI, JOHANNES MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 April 1926, Page 2

JOHANNES KOOI, HERE FIFTY YEARS, EXPIRES.  Johannes Kooi, 89 years old, 231 Strong avenue, died Monday at his home.  He was born in the Netherlands in October, 1936, and had resided in Muskegon 50 years.  Mr. Kooi is survived by three sons, John Kooi, of Muskegon, Jacob and Harry Kooi, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Kieft, and Mrs. Gerrit Bomers of Muskegon, Mrs. Morris Field of Dalton, Mrs. Ike Van Werden, of Kalamazoo, and Jennie Kooi, at home, and 20 grandchildren.

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KOOI—Johannes Kooi, aged 89, died Monday noon at his home, 231 Strong Ave.  The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 p. m. Thursday, Rev. J. Masselink officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

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KOOI, JOHANNES MRS.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 July 1908, Page 7

ILL ONLY A FEW DAYS.  Mrs. Johannes Kooi Dies at Home, 53  Strong Avenue.  Mrs. Johannes Kooi, 53 Strong avenue, died at 1:30 this morning after a few days’ illness, leaving a husband and eight children.  Mrs. Kooi was one of the well known Holland-American women of the city.  Next March Mr. and Mrs. Kooi would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  She had resided in this country 42 years.  The surviving children are: Mrs. Gerritt Kieft, Chicago; Mrs. Isaac Vierden, Kalamazoo; John Kooi, Mrs. Gerritt Bomers, and Mrs. Morris Fields of this city, and Jacob, Harry and Jennie Kooi at home.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o’clock, Friday afternoon, Rev. John Walkotten, pastor of the Second Christian Reformed church officiating.

The Muskegon News, Muskegon, Michigan, 30 July 1908, Page 5

Mrs. Johannes Kooi.  The death of Mrs. Johannes Kooi, 53 Strong avenue, occurred early yesterday morning after an illness of a few days.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. John Walkotten officiating.  The Rev. Mr. Walkotten is pastor of the Second Christian Reformed church.  Mrs. Kooi was 42 years of age and was well known among the Holland-Americans of Muskegon.  The children residing in this city are Mrs. Morris Fields, Mrs. Gerritt Bomers, John Kooi, Jacob Kooi, Harry Kooi and Jennie Kooi.  The other children are Mrs. Isaac Vierden of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Gerritt Kieft of Chicago.

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KOON (also see KUHN)

 

KOON, Chauncey E.

Biography

 

KOOYERS, John

Obituary

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

JOHN KOOYERS EXPIRES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS   John Kooyers, 74 years old, died Saturday after a short illness  at his home, 291 orchard avenue.  He was born in Holland, Mich. January 14, 1852, but has made his home in Muskegon the  past 27 years.  He was a member of the First Berean Reformed church.  Mr. Kooyers is survived by his widow, six sons,  Henry J. of Glenwood, Minn., William C., of Tilsworth, Mich., Garret, of Superior, Wis., Benjamin, of San Francisco, Calif.,  Frederick, of Muskegon, Jacob M., of Grand Rapids; four daughters, Mrs. T. D. Schutter, Mrs. Theo Price, Mrs. George H.  Amiotte, Mrs. George Scheltens, all of this city; a brother, Samuel DePass; one sister, Mrs. Jane Kooyers of Holland and 15  grandchildren.

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KOPPEL, Ann

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, November 22, 1947, page 2:5

GIRL’S TROMBONE STOLEN   Theft of a trombone, valued at $75, at Hackley Manual Training school was reported to police Friday by Ann Koppel, 1287 Spring street, high school  pupil.  The girl said that the trombone had been left outside the bandroom and was missing when she returned.

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KOPS, Theodore

IN PROBATE COURT

The Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, February 13, 1899

Kops, Theodore, deceased, sale of real estate

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IN PROBATE COURT

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

Kops, Theodore, deceased, real estate issues

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KORSON, EUGENE E. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 April 2006, Page 8-A

Eugene E. Korson, Rothbury.  Eugene E. Korson, age 74, passed away Fri., April 21, 2006.  He was born Sept. 11, 1931 to Victor and Marcelline (Schaub) Korson.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.  He married Virginia Hain on Oct. 30, 1954.  She passed away Nov. 14, 2005.  He was employed at Howmet Corporation for a short time before working at Dupont Corporation for many years.  He retired from Dupont and then owned and operated Century 21 Real Estate in Whitehall.  Mr. Korson was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury and the Algot Johnson American Legion Post in Whitehall.  He leaves behind his children, Doreen M. Hannah of Montague, Eugene F. Korson of North Muskegon, Joseph (Carla) Korson of Rothbury, and Lisa Marie Korson of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Michelle, Melissa and Joshua Hannah, Mariah and Ethan Korson and Tobi Easterman; great-grandson, Blaine Hannah; brothers, Ted (Violet) Korson of Tampa and Lester Korson of Rothbury; sisters, Louise (Frank) Johns of Newport Richey FL., and Bernice (Charles) Corbitt of Lake Alfred, FL.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Korson.  Visitation is Monday, April 24, 4-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  The Rosary will be recited Monday 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 25, 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Rothbury with Father Philip Witkowski as Celebrant.  Interment: Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery.  Memorials to Our Lady of the Assumption Church or the White Lake American Legion are appreciated.  You may get directions or leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.   Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby 861-2360.

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KORSON, VIRGINIA MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 20 November 2005, Page 5-B

Mrs. Virginia Korson, Rothbury.  Virginia Korson, age 75, of Rothbury, passed away Monday, November 14, 2005.  She was born March 2, 1930 in Oceana County and lived in Rothbury her entire life.  She married Eugene Korson on Oct. 30, 1954.  She was employed at Howmet Corporation for nine years before deciding to stay home and raise her children.  She loved doing her flower gardens and making crafts.  Most of all, she loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and family.  Mrs. Korson was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury.  Besides her husband, Eugene, she leaves behind her children, Doreen M. Hannah of Montague, Eugene F. Korson of North Muskegon, Joseph (Carla) Korson of Rothbury, and Lisa Marie Korson of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Michelle, Melissa and Joshua Hannah, Mariah and Ethan Korson and Tobi Easterman; great-grandson, Blaine Hannah; sister, Florence Ginn of Rothbury; brother, Albert (Barb) Hain of Rothbury; sister-in-law, Helen King of Muskegon and a good friend, Dawn Korson of Shelby.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Hain, brother, Joseph Hain and grandmother, Maggie Cora.  The Rosary was recited last Thursday evening at the funeral home and the funeral mass was held Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Rothbury with Father Philip Witkowski as Celebrant.  Interment was in Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery.  Memorials to Hackley VNS Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon, MI 49440, are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com <http://www.harrisfhome.com>.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.

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KORSTANGE, Betty

Article

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

Mrs. Gilbert Conroy gave a party at her home Friday evening in honor of her daughter Barbara’s birthday anniversary.  Guests were:  Beverly Reddin, Arnold Sugarbaker, LeAnn Patty and Peggy Seig.  Robert Young, Betty Korstange, Robert and Jean Roy, Robert Vickery, Ray Ralston, Beverly Vanbracklin, Bernard Conroy,and the honor guests.  Games were played and prizes given.  Table decorations were pink and yellow.  Mrs. Robert Reddin assisted Mrs. Conroy with the luncheon.

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KORTHASE, FRED W. MR.

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

Mr. Fred W. Korthase, Montague.  Mr. Korthase, age 86, died December 8, 2004.  Born April 9, 1918, in Boyne Valley Township, to William and Marie (Johnson) Korthase, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 56 years.  He married the former Bernice Gasiorek in Chicago.  An electrician by trade for 65 years, with specialized diesel engine training at the National School of Engineering in CA, he had worked for Consumer's Power Co. until 1976, and later became self-employed, as owner & operator at Top Rail Electric Co. of Montague.  Mr. Korthase was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256, had been a member of various 4-H clubs and was a member of the Trailblazers Saddle Club.  He served in the US Army, in the Pacific, during World War II.  He was preceded in death by a brother, William Jr., and 2 sisters, Carolyn and Helen.  FAMILY:  His wife, Bernice; a daughter, Celeste (Jeremy) Korthase-Hapner of CA; 3 sons, Jerome (Bernadine) Korthase of CO, Fritz (Mary) Korthase and Tim (Tracy) Korthase, both of Montague; grandchildren, Melisa, Corinna, Tim, Christopher, Justin & Brody; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Stueller of Kalamazoo; 2 brothers, Ed (Arlene) Korthase of Walloon Lake and Norval (Alma) Korthase of Boyne City.  SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, December 11, 2004, at 12:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Fr. Chris W. Rouech officiating.  Interment was made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery - Montague.  Military Graveside Rites were conducted at the cemetery by White Lake VFW Post #3256.  MEMORIALS:  Hackley VNS, 250 Morris Ave., Suite 150, Muskegon 49440-1129 or Building Fund of St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KOHLBECK, Anton (Tony) J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Saturday,June 13,1970

946 Petrie Ave.Norton Shores   Mr, Anton Kohlbeck,age 71 passed away at Muskegon General Hospital,June 12 after an illness of five months. He was born June 13,1898,in Menominee,Mich,and from there came to Muskegon in 1912. He was married to Lottie Thornton in Muskegon on Dec.22,1923. He was a former partner in the Monarch,and Paragon Pattern Shops,retiring in 1960. He was a Past Commander of V.F.W.Post #3195 and Past Commander of V.F.W. Post #446;a Past Dept.Chief of Staff of Michigan V.F.W.,and a member of the Muskegon Hts.Eagles.He was a veteran of WWI. Besides his wife,he is survived by a daughter,Mrs.Wallace"Joanne" Wood of Muskegon; a sister,Mrs Thomas Bakas of Hillside,Ill.,and two grandchildren.The funeral service for Mr. Kohlbeck will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lee Funeral Home,the Rev.Floyd Fitch officiating.Mr.Kohlbeck will be laid to rest in Mona View where graveside rites will be held under the auspices of Lt.Wilbur L. Boyer Post # 3195 V.F.W..Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home.  -Lee

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KOHLBECK, Helen D. (Mrs.) Barrs

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, February 27,1997 Kohlbeck,Mrs.Helen D.(Barrs) (widow of Robert) Muskegon Mrs. Helen D. Kohlbeck,age 76,died suddenly at her residence  Tuesday evening. She was born May 4,1920 in Toronto, Canada and came to Muskegon as a child.The former Helen  D.Dratz married Robert R. Kohlbeck on September ,1983,who  preceded her in death March 3,1987. She was a member of  First Congregationl Church and was very active in the Moose  Lodge and the Moose Kitchen Rambler Band for many years.  Mrs. Kohlbeck was employed at the Sun Agency for 30 years  until retiring in 1985. SURVIVORS:1 son,Delbert (Toni) Baars  of Muskegon;2 daughters,Randee(Perry)Siler of Nunica and  Naia "Candy" Ahearn of Muskegon;1 brother, Edward (Joan) Dratz of Muskegon; 2 sisters, Olga (Jack) Wiersma and Naia  Nelson both of Muskegon;7 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchilden.A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held Friday 11:00  A.M. at Lee Funeral Home with Rev.Betsey Skinner officiating.  Friends may meet with the family at the funeral home this  evening 7-9 P.M. MEMORIALS: Hospice of Muskegon.  Lee

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KOHLBECK, Lottie M."Loma Kaye" (Mrs.) Thornton

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Sept.23,1988

Norton Shores   Mrs Lottie M."Loma Kaye" Kohlbeck,89 years,entered into rest early last evening.The former Lottie M. Thornton,daughter of Goldie Downing Thornton and George Thornton,was born on July 16,1899 and had been a lifetime resident of the Muskegon area. On December 22.1923,she married Anton J. Kohlbeck in Muskegon. His death occured on June 11,1970. During WWI and WWII,Mrs Kohlbeck had been employed as a Pattern Layout Man for Pyle Pattern and Morton Manufacturing Companies.She also had many talents which included her accomplishments as a Poet, Songwriter,Lyricist,Inventor, and an Artist.Several of Mrs. Kohlbeck's songs were published and recorded. Her SURVIVORS include a daughter,Mrs. Wallace E.(Joanne) Wood of Fruitport Twp.;and 2 grandchildren,Janet L. Wood and Roger A. Wood. The FUNERAL RITES will be Monday afternoon,1:00 o'clock,in the Garden Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary with Mrs. Roma Evans,Lay Pastor of First Baptist Church,officiating.Interment in Mona View Cemetery. Calling Hours:7-9 P.M. Saturday and 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Sunday.Tributes:Hackley Public Library Genealogy Room.                –Achterhoff

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KOHLBECK, Robert R.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  March 4,1987   KOHLBECK,Mr.Robert R. 3518 Forest, Mona Lake  Park Mr. Robert R. Kohlbeck,61,died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at a local hospital.  He was born November 2, 1925 in Muskegon and married Helen D. Barrs,September  3,1983. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII, and was a member of V.F.W.  No.3195,Moose Lodge No 491,Tatra Hall,Polish Union,Lakeside Eagles No. 3306,Slovak  Hall and Pulaski Lodge. He was employed with Sealed Power Corp. for 25 years.  Survivors include his wife Helen;2 daughters,Mrs. Andrew(Lana) Bartels and Mrs.  Thomas(Cindy) Polanyi,both of Muskegon;a brother Victor Kohlbeck of Texas;2 sisters,  Mrs. Marie Talmadge of N.Muskegon and Mrs.Audrey Alexander of Muskegon; 2  stepsons,Robert Westjohn,& Delbert Baars,both of Muskegon;3 stepdaughters,  Mrs.Terry (Sharon) Lee and Naia Ahearn,both of Muskegon,and Mrs. Randee Strevy of  Nunica; 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The FUNERAL SERVICE for Mr.  Kohlbeck will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Friday at 11:00 A.M. with Rev.Frank Lyman officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mona View Cemetery. VISITATION will be this evening 7-9 P.M. and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Memorials:Moose Lodge 491 and the American Heart Fund.

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KOPS, JOHN E. JR. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 August 1990,  Page 7C

KOPS, MR. JOHN E., JR., Fruitland Township.  Mr. Kops, age 68, died Sunday, August 12, 1990.  He was born in Muskegon on June 8, 1922 and married Dorothy Tyler on June 5, 1942.  Until his retirement in 1987 he had been employed at Standard Automotive for 47 years.  He attended Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church and was a member of the Muskegon Eagles No. 668.  SURVIVORS:  Wife, Dorothy; step-mother, Mrs. Hilma Olson of Escanaba, MI; 1 son, Lyle (Diane) Kops of Muskegon; 1 grandson, Jason and 1 granddaughter, Leslie; 2 sisters, Mrs. Warren (Florence) Swanson & Mrs. Franklin (Ann) Armstrong; 3 brothers, Don, Harold & Ralph (Ellen) Kops, all of Muskegon.  SERVICE:  Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Kim Kerchal officiating.  Interment Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  This evening 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church Memorial Fund or Michigan Heart Association.  —Clock, Muskegon

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KOSKI, JANET J. MRS. (VERRAN)

Obituary

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

Janet J. Koski, Muskegon, (formerly of Whitehall).  Mrs. Koski, age 73, died May 4, 2006.  Born June 9, 1932, in Ishpeming, to Clarence and Leona (Davey) Verran, she had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On July 20, 1950, in Negaunee, she married William R. Koski Sr., who preceded her in death in 1990.  Mrs. Koski worked as a cook at Heartland Health Care Center (Whitehall Manor) for 13 years, until retiring in 1995, was an active member of Whitehall United Methodist Church and a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by 3 sons, William Koski Jr., Clarence “Buddy” Koski and Jackie Koski; and 2 sisters, Nancy Turcott and Alice King.  FAMILY: A daughter, Janet Kay Koski of North Muskegon; a son, Robert (Chrissy) Koski of Ypsilanti; grandchildren, April (Scott), Alicia, Amanda (Angelo), Lisa (Scott), Adrienne (Joe), Christina (Todd), Karyn (Rick), Jamie, Emily & Carolyn Koski of Whitehall and Laura Koski of FL; 1 sister, Barbara (Carl) Peterson of Palmer; 2 brothers, Clarence “Bud” Verran and John (Bobbie) Verran, both of Marquette.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was held Saturday, May 13, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from Whitehall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anita K. Hahn officiating.  DONATIONS: Building Fund of Whitehall United Methodist Church, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KRAFT, KEITH W. MR.

Obituary

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

Keith W. Kraft, Corpus Christi, TX.    Keith W. Kraft, 73, passed away on April 7, 2006, in Corpus Christi, TX.  He was born December 23, 1932, to Gordon and Lois Kraft and raised in Ludington, MI.  He was married to Germaine Ezdebski Kraft for 48 years.  Mr. Kraft was a veteran of the US Navy, submarine service.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #364, and past commander of American Legion Post #69, Whitehall, MI, as well as a member of U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II.  He retired from E.I. Dupont after 30 years.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Lois Kraft; his sister, Faith Roehrig (John); nephews, Richard Roehrig and Luke Morton.  He is survived by his wife, Germaine; son, Thomas; and daughter, Teresa; sister, Honore Newberg; sister-in-law, Judith Morton (Nevin); brother-in-law, Jude Ezdebski (Joan); and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services were at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel.  Please make donations to Corpus Christi Metro Ministries, American Lung Association or favorite charity.

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KRATZER, MARIE E. MRS. (PULASKI)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 March 1997, Page 5C

KRATZER, MRS. MARIE E. (PULASKI), Widow of Andrew, Muskegon.  Mrs. Marie E. (Pulaski) Kratzer, age 79, died unexpectedly Sunday morning March 2, 1997.  She was born on June 21, 1917 in Muskegon and had been a life resident of the Muskegon area with the exception of a few years in Napa, CA.  Mrs. Kratzer was a graduate of Montague High School, a W.W. II U.S. Army Veteran of the W.A.C., and a member of the American Legion Post #69.  She was an avid gardener and is survived by her five feline friends.  The former Marie Pulaski, she married Andrew Kratzer in Fort Leonardwood, MO in 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1984.  SURVIVORS include her daughter, Phyllis (& Bruce) Babbitt of Muskegon; 3 grandchildren, Jerry Wood of San Jose, CA, Allan Carr of St. Petersburg, FL, Lisa (& Ray) Upson of Muskegon; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Francis “Pete” Pulaski of Muskegon; 2 sisters, Evelyn Kurtzweil of N. Muskegon, and Lillian Kallas of Des Plaines, IL.  SERVICES will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 8, 1997 at Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue

with Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION will be from 7-9 PM on Friday.  SUGGESTED MEMORIAL: Humane Society of Muskegon.

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KRAYDEMER, Unknown

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Muskegon Reporter, Aug 12, 1859 - CASUALTY - On Wednesday, last, a young man named Kraydemer, in the town of Ravenna, in this county, fell from a loaded wagon upon a three-tined pitchfork, which inflicted upon his person four distinct and dangerous wounds.  We obtained no farther particulars.....

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Kregel, Jennie

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Muskegon Chronicle,  2 April 1916

The funeral of Miss Jennie Kregel was held this afternoon at the residence, 5 W. Irwin street.  The Rev. Henry Bultema, pastor of First Christian Reformed church, officiating.  he was assisted by the Rev. I. J. Fles.  Interment took place in Oakwood cemetery.

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KREILING, Mathilda (Mrs.)

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 18, 1916

EARLY LAKESIDE SETTLER SUCCUMBS   Mrs. Mathilda Kreiling Dies Last Night;  Lived Here 63 Years  Mrs. Mathilda Kreiling, aged 75, one of the first white Lakeside  residents, died last night at 11:15 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phillip  Buckley, 109 Clinton street.  Mrs. Kreiling was born in Germany in May, 1841 and came  to this country locating in Milwaukee, Wis. in about 1850, two years later she moved to  Muskegon with her parents.  Several years later she married Valentine Kreiling of this  city.  Mr. Kreiling worked in the lumber mills and built one of the first residences at  Lakeside which still stands at the corner of Montgomery and Vanderlinde streets.  Fourteen years ago Mr. Kreiling died and Mrs. Kreiling has lived since that time at the  home of her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Buckley, 109 Clinton street.  Mrs.  Kreiling has been ill for almost two years, she leaves four sons, Jacob of this city, Charles  of Sand Point, Ohio, William of Eugene, Ore., and Fred of Phillips, Wis.  Also, two  daughters, Mrs. Phillip Buckley and Mrs. George Dickson of this city.  She also leaves 12  grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The funeral announcements will be made later.  Muskegon County Death Record, Liber III, page 318, record no. 313, Jan 17, 1916  Matilda Kreiling, female, white, widowed, age 75-7-25, died at Muskegon  Cause,  pernicious anemia, born in Germany, retired, father -- Klafer, recorded July 26, 1916.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Wedenesday January 19, 1916 page 9

The funeral of Mrs. Mathilda Kreiling will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the  home of her daughter, Mrs. Phillip Backley, 109 Clinton street.  The Rev. E. G. Lewis,  pastor of the Central M.E. church will officiate and interment will take place in Oakwood cememtery.

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KREILING, Valentine

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, May 23, 1902

Valentine Kreiling Dead   Valentine Keiling (sic) died at his home at 158 Montgomery  street yesterday, aged 63, after a long illness with paralysis.  He leaves a widow and the  following children:  John Krieling and Fred Kreiling, Merrill, Wis.; William Kreiling,  Stamp, Ark.; Charles Kreiling and Mrs. George Dickerson, Woodbury, Wis.; Mrs. Phillip  Buckley, city.  Mr. Kreiling was a member of Germania Tent, 191, K.O.T.M. and the  M.A.U.V.  The funeral will be held under the auspices of the latter at 2 p.m. Sunday,  Rev. J.A. DeGraff conducting the services.  Interment will be in Oakwood.  Muskegon  County Death Record, Liber II, page 301, record no. 206, May 22, 1902  Valentine  Kriling, male, white, married, age 63-6-25, died at Muskegon  Cause, paralysis, born in  Germany, retired, parents unknown, recorded June 4, 1902

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KRENTZ, Leona M. (Mrs) Martin

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 February 1992, Page 6D  KRENTZ, MRS.  LEONA M. Muskegon Mrs. Leona Mae Krentz, 81, died Sat., Feb. 22, 1992 at a local  hospital.  She was born Feb. 27, 1910 in Watson, MI and had been the head cook at  Orchard View Public Schools prior to her retirement.  The former Leona Martin, she  married Ruben Krentz on Oct. 19, 1946 in Muskegon Hts., and he preceded her in  death on Dec. 13, 1972.  Mrs. Krentz was a member of Grace Ev. Lutheran Church and  the Retired School Employees.  SURVIVORS include her son David (Caroline) Krentz of  Muskegon; her daughter Lana (Steven) Williams of Fruitport; 7 grandchildren:  Brent &  Eric Williams, Anna & Molly Krentz, Jim Krentz, Matt & Craig Kuzyk; 2 brothers:  Harry  Martin of Ionia, Alva Martin of Muskegon; a sister Luella Kieft of Muskegon and many  nieces and nephews.  SERVICES will be held Monday at 3 PM from Grace Ev. Lutheran  Church (2651 E. Shettler Rd.) with Pastor Leroy Dux officiating.  Burial will be in  Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  VISITATION will be today, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Sytsema  Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue SUGGESTED MEMORIAL:  Mercy Dialysis Unit or  Grace Ev. Lutheran Church.

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KRING, DAVID L. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 13 January 2008, Page 5-B

David L. Kring, Whitehall.  Mr. Kring, age 61,  died January 10, 2008.  Born October 8, 1946, in Muskegon, to Gerald and Alice (Rose) Kring, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 39 years.  On June 19, 1970, in Kalamazoo, he married the former Kay M. Loveless.  A graduate of Muskegon Community College, he worked as an engineer at Howmet Corp. for 36 years, retiring in 2006.  Mr. Kring was a member of White Lake Congregational UCC and served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald.  FAMILY: His wife, Kay; 1 son, Christopher (Andrea) Kring and grandson, Owen Kring of Grand Haven; 2 daughters, Dana (Paul) Stensberg of Gladstone and Melissa Kring (fiancé Brandon Rumsey) of Kalamazoo; his mother, Alice Kring of Whitehall; 2 brothers, Gerald (Judy) Kring of FL and Thomas (Connie) Kring of Montague.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sunday, January 13, 2008, at 1:00 PM, at White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461 with the Rev. Keith N. Koebel and the Rev. Pam L. Koebel officiating.  VISITING HOURS: Saturday, 5-7 PM, at the church, in Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of the White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461 or Boy Scout Troop 1048 of Whitehall.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KRING, RUTH C. MRS. (VISGER)

Obituary

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

Ruth C. Kring Wife of Richard, Whitehall.      Mrs. Ruth C. Kring, age 70, wife of Richard, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, February 4, 2007.  She was born April 27, 1936 in Levering, MI to John and Violet (Riddle) Visger and had been a Whitehall resident most of her adult life.  Mrs. Kring worked for the Whitehall School System for 25 years before retiring in 1998.  She was a life-time member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall, loved her family, church, and was a people person.  On March 23, 1956, she married Richard T. Kring in Laketon Twp. and he survives her along with 5 children, Marjorie (John) Dykema of Kalamazoo, Mark (Lori) Kring of Williamston, MI, Mike (Pam) Kring of Whitehall, Mitch (Helen) Kring of Allendale, Kathy (Tony) Lau of Naperville, IL; 19 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and sister, Joyce (Karl) Johnson of Muskegon.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers.  SERVICES were 11:00 AM Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall (900 S. Warner St., Whitehall, MI 49461) with Pastor Tom Beeghly officiating.  Burial will be in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall.  MEMORIALS to the Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall will be appreciated.  Share memories with the family at their On-line Guest Book at www.sytsemafh.com  Arrangements by The Sytsema Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Ave.   Muskegon, MI 49442 (231) 726-5210.

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KROEZE, Carol

Business

Quigley Draperies

 

KROEZE, Harriett

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Quigley Draperies

 

KROEZE, Roy

Business

Quigley Draperies

 

KROLL, Edward M

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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Directory

1924 city directory as a machinist with Continental Motors Corp.in Muskegon.

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KROLL, GARY R. MR.

OBITUARY

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

Gary R. Kroll, Whitehall.  Gary Kroll, age 60, died January 29, 2008 following a short illness.  Born July 5, 1947, in Muskegon to Roth (Tiny) and Marjorie Kroll, he lived in Whitehall his entire life.  He was preceded in death by his father, (Roth) February 13, 2007.  FAMILY: Gary is survived by his mother, Marjorie; brothers, Dennis (Bernadette) Kroll and Scott Kroll of Whitehall; nieces, Denise (Patrick) Hartman and Kimberly (Justin) Carr; nephews, Jason (Lisa) Kroll and John Kroll; sister-in-law, Carol Kroll.  Also five great nieces, one great nephew, aunts, uncles and many cousins.  SERVICES: Private family services have been held.  DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests considerations in Gary’s name to : Muskegon Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KROLL, ROTH R. “TINY” MR.

Obituary

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

Roth R. “Tiny” Kroll,    Whitehall.  Mr. Kroll, age 83, died February 13, 2007.  Born May 6, 1923, in Muskegon, to William and Jessie (McMann) Kroll, he had lived in the White Lake area most of his life.  On January 27, 1943, in Montague, he married the former Marjorie Baxter.  He had worked as a bricklayer for the union and himself, and coming out of the military as an MP, had worked as a police officer for the City of Whitehall, and later served for 14 years in the Muskegon Township Police Department, where he retired.  Mr. Kroll was a Life member of White Lake VFW Post #3256, a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, a member of the Charles Hammond Lodge #99 of FOP and a member of the American Fraternal Order of Police.  He served in the US Army, in Europe, during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart and earned the Bronze Star.  Mr. Kroll was preceded in death by 6 brothers.  FAMILY: His devoted wife of 64 years, Marjorie; 3 sons, Dennis (Bernadette) Kroll, Gary Kroll and Scott Kroll; a daughter-in-law, Carol Kroll; 4 grandchildren, Denise (Pat) Hartman, Kim (Justin) Carr, Jason (Lisa) Kroll and John Kroll; 6 great-grandchildren, Meghan & James Hartman, Kyleigh & Lauryn Carr and Savanna & Jackie Kroll; sisters-in-law, Betty (Bob) Tucker, Helen (Ron) Squires, Shirley Reed, Eleanor Kroll and Roberta Olsen; many nieces & nephews; special friend, Al Harris.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was held Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 12:00 PM (Noon), at Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  A Military Salute was offered at the funeral home by White Lake VFW Post #3256 at the time of service.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Heartland Health Care Center-Whitehall, 916 E. Lewis St., Whitehall 49461 or American Heart Association, Midwest Memorial Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KROLL, WALTER W. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 January 2005, Page 6-B

Mr. Walter W. Kroll, Montague.  Walter W. Kroll, age 82 of rural Montague, went home to be with his Savior on Saturday, January 8, 2005.  He was born August 7, 1922 on the family farm to Richard and Edna (Toner) Kroll.  He married Joyce Stout on July 26, 1947.  Mr. Kroll was a dairy farmer and had been Grant Township Treasurer from 1984 to 2003.  He was a member of New Era Bible Church and also the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; his children, Lynn (Brenda) Kroll of Montague, Glenn (Dawn) Kroll of Coopersville, Carol (Calvin) Sisson of Rothbury and Gerald (Elizabeth) Kroll of Montague; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard and great-granddaughter, Anna Joy Kroll.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., at New Era Bible Church.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rothbury.  Memorials to the New Era Bible Church are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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KRUEGER, RUSSELL R. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 December 2004, Page 8-A

Mr. Russell R. Krueger, Newaygo.  Mr. Krueger, age 86, died November 26, 2004.  He was born May 18, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Walter and Marie (Blink) Krueger.  He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1941, served in the US Navy during World War II as a Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class, and worked for the State of Michigan Water Resources Commission for many years.  Mr. Krueger retired to, lived at and loved the cottage at Hess Lake in Newaygo County.  FAMILY:  A brother, Bruce (Mary) Krueger of Montague; 2 nieces, Jennifer Krueger-Thomas of Indianapolis, IN, and Rebecca Krueger of San Francisco, CA.  MEMORIAL GATHERING:  A Memorial Gathering will be held in the summer of 2005 at Hess Lake, Newaygo County.  CONDOLENCES:  To those who knew him, the family would appreciate a condolence card, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall, MI 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KRUPP, FLORENCE J. MRS. (CYR)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 May 1991, Page 5C

KRUPP, MRS. FLORENCE J., Muskegon.  Mrs. Florence J. Krupp, age 83, died at her residence Tuesday, May 21, 1991.  The former Miss Florence J. Cyr married Mr. Paul Krupp and was a communicant of St. Jean’s Catholic Church.  Mrs. Krupp had been employed in the office of Sanitary Dairy for many years.  Survivors include her husband, Paul; her son, Mr. William (Peggy) Christiansen of San Diego, CA; her step-son, Mr. LaVerne (Doris) Krupp of Muskegon; her two step-daughters, Mrs. Dale (Ellouise) Boven of Spring Lake, and Mrs. Tim (Charlene) Kruse of Rochester, MI; her sister, Mrs. Rose Mosher of Muskegon; her 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Krupp was preceded in death by one son, Jack Christiansen on June 25, 1988.  The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 o’clock Thursday morning at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, with the Reverend Father Stephen Dudek as Celebrant.  Interment will be made in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Visitation hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock, at the Pachesny-Jend Funeral Home, where a Scripture Service will begin at 8 o’clock this evening.  Memorial: Hospice of Muskegon County, Inc. —Pachesny-Jend, 722-2488

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KRUPP, JAMES W. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 January 1882, Page 2

KILLED AT WHITEHALL.  James W. Krupp Meets an Instant Death.  Special Dispatch to the Daily CHRONICLE.  Whitehall, Jan. 11,--James W. Krupp, a German farmer of this town, was instantly killed at the Eagle tanning works to-day by being thrown against a post by a run away team.  A. C. ELSWORTH.

News & Reporter, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 January 1882, Page 4

James W. Krupp, a German farmer near Whitehall, was instantly killed at the Eagle tanning works on Wednesday by being thrown against a post by a runaway team.

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KRUPP, PAUL J. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 June 1991, Page 6C

KRUPP MR., PAUL J., Muskegon.  Mr. Paul J. Krupp, age 85, died Wednesday evening, June 5, 1991, at his residence.  He was born on May 25, 1906 in Evansville, Indiana and married Miss Cleo-Mae Wheeler on August 14, 1928.  She died on October 11, 1960, and he later married Florence J. Christiansen on January 21, 1967.  Her death just occurred on May 21, 1991.  Mr. Krupp was a communicant of St. Jean’s Catholic Church and had been co-owner and operator of the Community Market for 50 years, retiring in 1971.  He was a lifetime member of the Muskegon Eagles.  Survivors include his son, Mr. LaVerne (Doris) Krupp of Muskegon; his two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Ellouise) Boven of Spring Lake and Mrs. Tim (Sherry) Kruse of Rochester, MI; his step-son Mr. William (Peggy) Christiansen of San Diego, CA; his two brothers, Mr. Vincent (Virginia) Krupp of FL, and Mrs. Edward (Edna) Krupp of Muskegon; his 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a special friend Zadie Cotton of Muskegon.  Mr. Krupp was also preceded in death by his step-son, Jack Christiansen on June 25, 1988.  The Memorial Funeral Mass will be at 11 o’clock Friday morning at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, with the Reverend Father Stephen Dudek as Celebrant.  Interment will be made in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial: Hospice of Muskegon County, Inc.  —Pachesny-Jend, 722-2488

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KUBICEK, Paul

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, 9 June 1960, page 42  Paul Kubicek, Retired Norge Employe, Dies  Paul Kubicek, 69, of 6250 Heights-Ravenna road, retired Norge employe died at Hackley Hospital Wednesday, after a brief illness.  Mr. Kubicek was born in Czechoslovakia Feb 14, 1891, and came to the United States in 1906, settling in Muskegon Heights. Seven years ago he moved to Sullivan Township.  He was employed at Norge Division's assembly department for 21 years, retiring four years ago.  On May 9, 1953, he married the former Katherine Repta in Muskegon, she survives.  Other survivors are five sons, Paul and Edward Kubicek, both of Elmwood Park, Ill., William Kubicek of Muskegon, Albert Kubicek of Grand Haven and Louis Kubicek of Fruitport Township; four daughters, Mrs. John Kopecky of Fox Lake, Ill., Mrs. Henry Schmidt of Muskegon Heights, Mrs. Oscar Schultz of Fruitport Township and Mrs. Henry Klielchen of Sawyer; two step-sons, Steve and John Repta of Muskegon, two step-daughters, Mrs. Virgil McClain and Mrs. Andrew Hegedus, both of Muskegon; 42 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral at Lee Funeral Home.

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KUBON

 

KUCZMERA, (Mr.) Stanley E.

Obituary

Grand Haven, Mi.  Muskegon Chronicle; Muskegon, Mi.      Mr. Stanley E. Kuczmera,  age 83, died Monday May 3,1999 at a local nursing home.  He was born August 18,1915  in Muskegon, Mi to Francis and Frances (Jashinska) Kuczmera and married Marjorie  Swift on April 20,1940 in Muskegon, she preceded him in death on December 7,1988.   Stanley had been a life resident of the Grand Haven area the past 15 years.  He served in  the Army during WWII and was retired from Brunswick in Muskegon.  Stanley was a  member of American Legion Post #0068 in Whitehall and North Ottawa Amateur Radio  Club.  His ham operator license was “W8QOR”.  He is survived by a brother, Casy  (Angie) Kay of Muskegon, 2 sister-in-laws, Jean Robinson of Muskegon and Anna  Kuczmera of Norton Shores, a brother-in-law, Casey Gorajec of Muskegon; several  nieces and nephews; also 1 cousin, Lucille Zeller of Royal Oak.  He was preceded in  death by 2 brothers, Bill and Marce.  A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M.  from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Bill Langlois as celebrant.  Interment at  St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Memorials to St Patrick’s Catholic Church are appreciated.       -- VanZantwick, Bartels, Kammerad, Grand Haven

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KUHLE, JEROME “JERRY” R. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 February 2004, Page 4-B

Mr. Jerome R. ‘Jerry’ Kuhle, Whitehall.  Mr. Kuhle, age 62, died February 25, 2004.  Born December 22, 1941, in St. Clair Shores, to George and Clarice (Defer) Kuhle, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 25 years.  On December 11, 1981, in Muskegon, he married the former Sandra Lathrop.  He had worked at Howmet Corp. for 13 years and last worked as a purchaser for Medallion Instrumentation Systems (formerly Borg-Warner and Kaiser-Medallion).  Mr. Kuhle was a member of Shiloh Tabernacle, was a Past President of the St. Clair Shores Jaycees and had served in the US Army.  FAMILY:  His wife, Sandy; 3 sons, Michael Scott of St. Clair Shores, Dale Kuhle of Grand Haven and Jim Kuhle of Whitehall; 1 daughter, Kathleen (Joseph) Reising of Macomb; 2 grandsons, Joseph Reising and Luke Reising; his mother, Clarice Kuhle of St. Clair Shores; 2 sisters, Ellen (Michael) Syroid of New Baltimore and Anne (Charles) Burkhart of Montague; 3 brothers, George Jr. (Delores) Kuhle, Edward Kuhle and William (Laurie) Kuhle, all of St. Clair Shores; beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.  SERVICE: Was held Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 1:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Verne D. Wright officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.  MEMORIALS:  Food Pantry of Shiloh Tabernacle, 445 W. Tyler Rd., North Muskegon 49445.  CLOCK - White Lake

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KUIPERS see Cooper

 

KUIZENGA, Cornelius E.

Biography

 

KULESZA, Dorothy

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, April 7, 1938

Dorothy Kulesza, In Ill Health Due to Accident, Dies  Miss Dorothy Kulesza, 23 years  old, 1122 Sixth street, Muskegon Heights, died unexpectedly this morning after having  been in ill health for about three years as the result of an automobile accident.  She was  a lifelong resident of this city, born here Feb 14, 1915.  She had attended St. Michael’s  school and was a member of the Young Ladies’ Sodality of St, Michael’s Catholic  church.  Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Alexandra Kulesza; three brothers, Wesley,  Norfolk, Va; Alphonse, Chicago, Ill., Edward, Muskegon, four sisters, Florence, Elillian,  Harriet and Dolorine of this city.

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KULIE, Oscar J.

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, January 4, 1909, page 7:4-5

Met Bride When She Nursed Sick Sailors   Having met but once when ministering to sick sailors in a San Francisco hospital, is the romance of Mr. Oscar J. Kulie and Miss Esther V. Newberry that resulted in their wedding in Muskegon on Saturday afternoon.  The bride was formerly employed as a nurse in a San Francisco hospital for sailors.  Mr. Kulie was a mission worker in the same city and had and had previously served eight years in the navy.   One day he paid the institution a visit in the course of his routine of duties, in order to offer spiritual comfort to the sick inmates.  It was then that he met the nurse from Muskegon.  She came home and a correspondence was later begun.  Finally, he came east to wed her.   The ceremony was performed at 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newberry, 45 Denmark avenue.  The Rev. Nels Nordberg, pastor of the Swedish Mission church was the minister.  Miss Anna Larson of Chicago, a cousin of the bride, and the latter’s brother, Mr. David Newberry, were the attendants.  The Mendelssohn wedding music was played by her cousin, Carl O. Larson.  Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present.   Mr. and Mrs. Kulie are now taking a short wedding journey.  They expect to return and reside here for the present.  They will be at home after January 10 at 124 Harrison street.

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KUNARSKI, (Mrs.) Julia

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Thursday, August 11, 1927, page 2:2

WOMAN ARRESTED IN LIQUOR RAID   Mrs. Julia Kunarski May Face Charge of Attempted Bribery   Julia Kunarski was arrested yesterday after officers had made a raid on her home at Henry street and Broadway, Muskegon Heights and obtained a quantity of liquor.  Deputies say that the woman gave them $40 if they would forget about the liquor.  Sheriff Groty took the money and turned it over to the prosecutor and it is possible that the woman may be charged with attempted bribery.  Mrs. Kunarski was on probation from the circuit court for violating the liquor law and the raid was made on the waiver that she signed.

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KURDZIEL (Mrs. Edward J.) Frances M. (Richards)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, March 12, 2002, page 3B:3

KURDZIEL, MRS. FRANCES M.   Roosevelt Park   Mrs. Frances M. Kurdziel, age 89,  died March 11, 2002.  Frances was born in Muskegon on April 29, 1912, the daughter  of Raymond and Bessie (Poland) Richards.  She married Mr. Edward J. Kurdziel on  June 6, 1953 and worked for Consumers Power Co. for 17 years.  She then worked with  her husband, Edward, traveling selling Rosenau Brothers of Philadelphia, PA. Little  girls Cinderella Brand Dresses.  Survivors include her husband, Edward, nephews  James (Kitty) Buck of  Grandville, MI, and Robert (Sondra) Strandberg of Largo, FL.   The Funeral Liturgy will begin at 11:30 o’clock Thursday morning at St. Michael’s  Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Thomas J. Brown, presiding.  Burial in Mona  View Cemetery.  Visitation at the church one hour prior to service time on Thursday  morning.  Remembrance: The Muskegon Rescue Mission.   -Pachesny-Jend

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KURTZWEIL, EVELINE MRS. (ACKERBERG)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 June 2007, Page 3B

KURTZWEIL, MRS. EVELINE (ACKERBERG), Muskegon.  Mrs. Eveline (Ackerberg) Kurtzweil, age 91, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at a local nursing home.  Mrs. Kurtzweil was born July 1, 1915 to Albert and Elizabeth (Bodga) Pulaski in Whitehall.  She lived most of her life in the Fruitland Township area where she was a charter member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church serving as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and was a part of the Covenant Women's Group.  In 1964, she married Marvin Kurtzweil and he preceded her in death in 1970.  Mrs. Kurtzweil enjoyed her breakfast group from church.  She also enjoyed doing embroidery and crafts, having made quilts for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She took pleasure in going to Johnson Hall for their senior group.  She is survived by her 5 children, Eloise (Harold) Gundersen of Benton Harbor, Marilyn (Philip) Spring of Muskegon, James (Marie) Ackerberg of Hesperia, Carol Boersema and Frank (Terry) Ackerberg, all of Muskegon; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; 1 granddaughter; 1 grandson; and 13 brothers and sisters.  A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 29 at Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, 4283 N. Weber Rd. with Rev. Brian Kyle officiating.  Interment: Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by  The Sytsema Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Avenue 231 726-5210 Memorials in Mrs. Kurtzweil's name may be made to the Building Fund of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church.  Share memories with the family at their on-line guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.

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KURTZWEIL, Marvin Frances

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 22 December 1970, Page 21

Man Is Found Dead At Scene of Crash - Marvin F. Kurtzweil, 65, of 4580 W. River, was found dead at the scene of a motor vehicle accident about 9:30 this morning, but there was some doubt about the cause of death.  According to Deputy Jack Schutter of the Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Kurtzweil’s car, southbound on Scenic Drive about a half-mile north of River Road in Fruitland Township, drifted off the road, struck a traffic sign, and then plowed into two trees.  A resident of the area, Charles M. Corby, heard the crash, found Mr. Kurtzweil in the wreckage, and called authorities.  When Deputy Schutter arrived, the driver was dead.  Because of the way the car drifted off the road, the body was taken to Hackley Hospital where Coroner James Apostle was performing a medical examination.  Mr. Kurtzweil suffered head and facial injuries.  If the death is ruled a traffic fatality, it will be the 31st traffic death in the county this year.  The 30th victim died early today.  Urshel Seberry, 72, of Grand Rapids, died at Hackley Hospital from injuries suffered Saturday night when his car struck a tree in Norton Shores.  Norton police reported that witnesses saw Mr. Seberry’s car hit a tree on the north side of Arbor Avenue.  He had been driving north on Estes Street when he failed to make the turn west onto Arbor.

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23 December 1970, Page 16

KURTZWEIL, MR. MARVIN FRANCES 4580 W. River Rd. Fruitland Township

Mr. Marvin Kurtzweil passed away very unexpectedly Tuesday morning, age 65 years.  He was born July 6, 1905 in Wausau, Wisconsin where he was raised and educated.  Mr. Marvin Kurtzweil was married to the former Mrs. Mary Ross and Mrs. Kurtzweil passed away in June 1961.  Mr. Kurtzweil was married to the former Mrs. Eveline Ackerberg in Muskegon on August 24, 1964.  Mr. Kurtzweil was employed at the Dresen Coal Company until his retirement in July of 1970.  Mr. Kurtzweil is survived by his wife, Eveline; one son, Mr. Marvin John Kurtzweil of Montague; two grandchildren, and eight step-children; five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Morgan of Carpentersville, Illinois, Mrs. Ted Anderson of Plato Center, Illinois, Mrs. Albert Greil of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Mrs. Alex Schill of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mrs. Hugo Meyers of Edgar, Wisconsin; three brothers, Mr. Aubrey Kurtzweil of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Forest Kurtzweil of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Damian Kurtzweil of Muskegon, Michigan.  The Memorial Service for Mr. Kurtzweil will begin at 11 o’clock Thursday morning at the Balbirnie – Apostle Chapel, with Rev. Mr. Wesley Sundberg officiating and the interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Mr. Kurtzweil will lie in state at Mortuary.—Balbirnie-Apostle Est. 1865        

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