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Valerie Bayler Baldwin
BALDWIN, VALERIE JUNE Age 67, of Michigan Center, passed away October 23, 2012 at her home under the loving care of her family and Allegiance Hospice. She is survived by four children, Bill Herman, Teresa (Ken) Klaassen, Andrea (Rob) Johnson and Monica (Scott) Penrod; six grandchildren, Ashley, Zach, Allie, Hunter, Isaac and Noah; mother, June Bayler; three sisters, Jan (Mick) Kiss, Susan (Timothy) Powers and Marilyn Gamel; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Baldwin and father, Andrew Bayler. Mrs. Baldwin has been cremated. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who lived life to the fullest. Valerie was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 2301 Ridgeway St., Jackson, Michigan 49203, where a Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11 am with Pastor Karen Kelley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Friday 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm. Contributions in her memory are directed to the Westminster Personal Care Ministry. Nichols-Arthur Michigan Center nicholsarthurfuneralhome.com

Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot from October 26 to October 28, 2012

Tom Hoadley
HOADLEY, THOMAS P. Of Lansing formerly of Jackson, passed away on October 9, 2012. Thomas is survived by his brother, Donald (Judi); nieces, Amy Marsh and Kelly (Ryan) Allen; great-nephew, Colton Shong; and great-nieces, Claudia and Veronica Allen, and Ryleigh Marsh. Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Affordable Memorial Services 715 E. Michigan Ave. 517.998.3023

Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on October 14, 2012

Tom Admire
ADMIRE, TOM WESLEY Age 67, passed away peacefully, June 24th, 2012 in his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with Metastatic Melanoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Shirley and James Admire. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years LaVonne; daughters Arica (Jon) Stetson, Tara Admire; granddaughter Teagan Stetson; sister Mary Collette Reed O'Dell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. Tom was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Jackson High in 1963. He entered the service, became a Navy Sea Bee, and did two tours in Vietnam before returning back home to Jackson. Tom and LaVonne were Tupperware Distributors (Gala Sales) ranked top in the nation for many years. They moved around for a few years before coming back to Jackson in 2005. Tom was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend. A celebration of his life will be held at the Watson Funeral Chapel located at 2590 Spring Arbor Rd on Thursday, June 28th at 11am. According to his wishes, cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom's name may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or Melanoma Research Foundation. Visitation Wednesday, June 27th from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. J. L. WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL 2590 SPRING ARBOR ROAD LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1930 www.watson-funeral-chapels.com
ROBINSON SHERMAN H. "SHERM"
Sherman "Sherm" H. Robinson, age 67, of Norton Shores, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Traverse City. He was born to the late Merle and Ilmi (Harju) Robinson on January 23, 1945 in Jackson, MI. Sherm graduated from U of M with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Sherman married Susia Liu in Cadillac in 1981. He worked at CMI in Cadillac before moving to Muskegon. Sherm had retired from CWC Textron in Muskegon as a project engineer. He was a member of C3 Exchange of Grand Haven. Sherm was also a former member of Cadillac City Council. He is survived by his former wife, Susia Robinson; daughters, Nora Robinson of Interlochen, MI and Rosalyn (Daniel) Adkison of Highlands Ranch, CO; and son, Victor Robinson of Ypsilanti, MI. The memorial service for Sherm will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Haven Community Center. Memorial Contributions may be made to Family Promise of the Lakeshore or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Please visit shermrobinson.blogspot.com to share a memory with his family. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on February 9, 2012

Jerry Brinkerhuff
BRINKERHUFF, GERALD G. "JERRY" - Age 65, of Pinegrove Township, died October 6, 2011. Jerry was born on November 29, 1945 in Jackson, MI, the son of Theodore C. and LaJane (Russell) Brinkerhoff. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology and had worked in that field before becoming interested in sales. He was employed as a salesman for Nederhoed Oil in Kalamazoo and for ETC, Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana before forming his own company, Brinkerhuff LLC. There are no words to describe the delight that was Jerry. Suffice it to say he was an upright and honest man, a loving and devoted father and a steadfast friend. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Theodore C. Brinkerhuff Jr. He is survived by his son, Neil T. Brinkerhuff and Neil's mother, Stephanie Peters of Kalamazoo; a sister, Peggy (Richard) Farrell of Dacula, GA; nephews, Roy C. Reese of Sandy Springs, GA and George F. Reese of Hoschton, GA. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269)343-6156. There will be no other services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Air Zoo Museum or a charity of your choice. www.mlive.com/obits
Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on October 11, 2011

TULIP CITY AIRPORT, MI (WKZO) -- For the second time in a month, a private pilot in a home-built plane has been killed in a crash in West Michigan. Holland Police Sgt. Joe Torres says the owner/pilot of the plane, a man from Gobles was found dead in the wreckage, just before 7 last evening. He was practicing touch and go landings from the east to the west, and crashed just short of the runway. That means the setting sun would have been shining directly thru his windshield at that time of day. The plane’s owner is listed as 65-year-old Gerald Brinkerhoff of Gobles, and the plane is registered as a single engine experimental Q-200. Tulip City Airport was closed overnight and flights diverted. It was just two weeks ago today that 73-year-old Bill Beswick left Tulip City airport and died on impact after he clipped a semi on U.S. 131 as he approached Plainwell Municipal Airport for landing. The FAA is now investigating both crashes.

Bob Winchester
WINCHESTER, ROBERT JAMES - 65, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a life long resident of Jackson, Michigan. Bob was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as director of the Region II Employment and Training Consortium. He loved golf and won the Arbor Hills Country Club Championship and was very proud of the fact that he was a zero handicap. He was a great friend to all who knew him and deeply loved by his family. Bob was a member of the American Legion and the Czernaski-Kuzma Post. He was a graduate of Michigan State University. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Jay Winchester; his mother, Anna Elizabeth Winchester; grandparents and six uncles. Bob is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Winchester; his sister, Patricia Ann Beggan (Gary); his uncles, Alexander (Sophie) Kuzma and Stanley Winchester. A memorial service will take place at Queen of the Miraculous Medal on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Mathias Thelen officiating. Memorial Contributions in Bob's name can be made to the Veteran's Hospital, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Friends may send their condolences or share a memory with the family at wetherbyfuneralhome.com www.Mlive.com/obits WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 517.787.7511 wetherbyfuneralhome.com
Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on July 17, 2011

Doug Harrington
HARRINGTON, DOUGLAS LEE - Age 66, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011. Doug was born and raised in Jackson, graduating from Jackson High School. He received an Associates degree in Mathematics from Jackson Community College, before attending Michigan State University. He served in the Army Reserves for 6 years and worked at Goodyear until they closed in Jackson. After Goodyear, Doug owned and operated Griff's Party Store in Horton for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryce and Luella; son, Michael; and brother, Leonard. Doug is survived by his daughter, Christine (Louis) Nardi; grandchildren, Grace and Shane Nardi all of Marquette, MI; brother, Sherman (Holly) Harrington of Ypsilanti; his life partner, Ruth Ann Romain of Jackson; Ruth Ann's daughters, Carrie and Melissa; and her grandsons, Jacob and Andrew. Doug leaves behind his many dear friends from Horton and his "tractor club" buddies. As was his request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Nichols-Arthur Michigan Center.
Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on April 17, 2011

Ilona Harden
Ilona E. Harden Age 65, was born to the late Rev. George E. Harden and Coleda Verlene Harden on March 28, 1946 in Ottawa, Kansas. The Lord called Ilona home on April 13, 2011. Ilona was a retired Telecommunications Operator for AT&T and most recently worked for the Telecom Services department at Michigan State University. Ilona had a zest for life that encompassed traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger and was always the life of the event. She was a member of Tithe Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Elks Lodge # 318. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Williams; daughter, Sonya Hawkins-Jabriel; sons, Aaron, Dane, Eric, Shay and Kwame; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and very close friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI on Monday, April 18, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Tithe Missionary Baptist Church at 1415 W. Holmes, Lansing MI, on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ben Wade officiating.
Published in the Lansing State Journal on April 17, 2011

Jerry Monroe
MONROE, JERRY M. - Passed away suddenly, Friday, February 11, in Tucson, AZ at the age of 65. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ellis and Sarah Monroe; and one brother, James. He is survived by his twin brother, Gary Galy Linda of Tucson, AZ; sister, Margaret (Charles) Bobbett of Grass Lake, MI; sister, Evelyn and the late Richard Cummings, of Jackson, many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. He will be laid to rest beside his parents in Jackson, MI at a future date.
Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on February 27, 2011

Carter Kerbawy on February 28, 2010

Elizabeth (Liz) Corwin on May 3, 2009

Lynnette Anderson Zotter on April 21, 2009

Evelyn Belschner on February 13, 2009

Jacob (Jack) Zimmerman on November 11, 2008

Patricia (Pat) O'Rourke Anderson on October 16, 2008

Warner Faust on September 10, 2008

Richard D. Schultz
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 5/22/2008.
SCHULTZ, RICHARD D. - Age 63, of Newton Twp., Gould City, formerly of Jackson, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 19, 2008. Born in Jackson, MI on December 26, 1944, he was a son of the late Harold E. and Mary Louise (Updike) Schultz. Richard graduated from Jackson High School in the Class of 1963. Following his graduation, Richard was first employed at Farmer Peet Meat Packing for over 25 years. After this, Richard became employed at Rourke Construction for several years and then he became employed at Michigan Department of Corrections in the Maintainence Department of the Newberry Correctional Facility until his medical retirement. Richard enjoyed golf, hunting, traveling and woodworking. Richard is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, the former Karen Luukkonen; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shellie (Jim) Holland of Monette, MO, Stacie Trumbull of Bradenton, FL, and Amanda (William) Collier of Springport, MI.; nine grandchildren; his brothers, Gene of Brooksville, FL, James of Jackson, MI; and sisters, Mary Barrett of Jackson, Ruth Ann Schultz, and Roberta Chapman both of Waterford, MI. A memorial service celebrating Richard's life will be held at the Newton Twp. Hall on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Arthur Bode officiating. Interment will occur at a later date. The family suggests memorials can be made in his honor to the Newton Twp. Fire Dept. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.
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Sue Ann (Scheiffler) Kawakami
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot in May 2008.
KAWAKAMI (SCHEIFFLER) SUE ANN - Of New Jersey, age 62, passed away on April 15, 2008 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents. Edsel and Maxene Schieffler. She is survived by two daughters, Shelly of Easton, PA and Stacey of St. Paul, MN; one brother, Jack (Sandy) Scheiffler, one sister, Linda (Richard) Carstens; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and private family memorial service will be held Memorial Day weekend. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Ronald L. Mees
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 3/2/2008.
MEES, RONALD L. - Of Jackson, passed away February 28, 2008, age 64. Survived by his wife, Louise of 34 years; three children, Colleen (Matt) McCallum, Aaron (Kristin) Mees and Brent Mees; grandchildren, Tyler Mihalatos, Ryleigh Mellon, Jordyn Mees, Hailey Mees and Landen Mees; his father, Clinton Mees; one brother, Edwin (Sue) Mees; his uncle, Chester Bombalicki; nephews, Edwin, Mark, Jamie and Stephen Mees; mother-in-law, Katherine Marvin; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews; good friends, Donald Brown and John Brieger; and the family dog, Ziggie. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emilia; aunt, Olga; uncle, Martin and aunt, Nita Bombalicki. He was an avid pool player and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam as E-5 Sgt. Radar Technician. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. www.mem.com www.MLive.com/obits.

Carl A. Stolberg
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 7/25/2007.
STOLBERG, CARL A.- Age 61, previously of Traverse City, Michigan and currently residing in Manistee, Michigan, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 21, 2007, at his home. Carl Arthur was born October 22, 1945 in Ludington, the son of Carl A. and Evelyn (Mueckler) Stolberg. He graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, Michigan and then attended Albion College. He graduated from the University of Michigan. He was an electrician and in his free time enjoyed cooking, reading and gardening. He loved the shores of Lake Michigan and the pan handle of Florida. Surviving is his mother, Evelyn Stolberg of Ludington; sister, Kay (Bill) Backus of Norcross, Georgia; nephews, Jason (Laura) Backus of Mableton, Georgia and Jeffrey (Regan) Backus of Northville, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Carl A. Stolberg Sr. in March of this year. A memorial service for Carl will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Dorrell Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Thomas V. Boehne officiating. The family will receive friends during an hour visitation prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Dorrell Funeral Home of Ludington is in charge of arrangements.
Carol Hull Taylor
Passed away on June 5, 2007 according to Social Security records. No obituary or other information is available. Please contact John White at webmaster@jhs63.org if you have any details.

Edward L. Littlejohn
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 5/5/2007.
LITTLEJOHN, EDWARD LEWIS—64, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at home. Edward was born to Alonzo and Lillian Littlejohn on December 28, 1942. Edward was a graduate of Jackson High School and Western Michigan University. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Lillian Littlejohn; brothers, Alonzo (Jami), James (Joel), Delbert (Dyeann), Bruce (Clarice) and one sister, Judy (Ben) Thomas. Preceded in death by father Alonzo Littlejohn Sr., and brother Caspar Littlejohn; also nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many friends and relatives, special friend, John Willis Sr. Edward loved writing poetry, songs and short stories. He was a part of Disability Connections. Thank you Calvary Baptist Church and Pastor Don Anderson for taking Edward into your family and loving him. Viewing Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The House of Johnson, 235 W. Prospect St., Jackson, MI. Services will be held Monday, May 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Church, 419 E. High St., Jackson, MI, the Reverend Jeffery Lang officiating.

Stephen R. Harrington
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot from 9/14/2006 - 9/15/2006.
HARRINGTON, STEPHEN R. "STUBBIE"—Passed away unexpectedly September 12, 2006 at Foote Hospital with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Stephanie of California; sons, Stephen (Teresa), David (Julie); and a stepson, Will; special granddaughter, Gracie; and sister, Rosemary Price, all of Jackson. He spent three years with the Army National Guard and retired after 27 years with Conrail. Preceded in death by father and mother, Montell and Isabelle. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love of card games. He was an avid recycler and a 22˝ year member of AA. He volunteered with the Alano Club and Foote Hospital. Steve was quick to help anyone who asked. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Bio-Medical Designs Prosthetics, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI to help underprivileged individuals in need of prosthesis. A celebration of Steve's life will be held at Michigan Center Eagles Lodge 3634, located on 302 Fifth St., Michigan Center, Saturday September 16, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 402 Wildwood Ave. 517-787-7511
Rebecca Jones
A note from her sister, Durinda Wilkinson, received on January 31, 2007
I wanted to let you know that my dear sister, Rebecca (Becki) Jones passed away August 22, 2006 at Rush Hospital in Chicago after a very short battle with ovarian cancer.
She had worked with racehorses after her graduation from Jackson High.
She was married to Robert Bell on June 13th, 1963 (yes graduation day).Together they had 3 sons, Robert, Jonathon & Timothy all who are in the horse business. She was widowed in 1969 and remarried in 1988 to Ariel Alvarez.He also pre-deceased her.
She was survived by her mother Betty Jones Nickels, who passed away on Nov 17, 2006, and two sisters; Durinda Jones Wilkinson of Durand MI and Cindy White of Columbia TN.
She is greatly missed.
Jerry Lee Taylor
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot from 6/10/2006 - 6/11/2006.
TAYLOR, JERRY LEE - Aged 60, one of Jehovah's Witnesses, passed away June 8, 2006 at home surrounded by family and friends. Jerry was employed for 22 years by the National Fire Safety Council and he was a former employee of Goodyear. He graduated from Jackson High School. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Glennis M. Taylor. He is survived by four sons, Lee "Tony", Scott (Nicole), Kevin and Matt (Amy) Taylor; his brothers, Russell Jr. and Tom (Pat) Taylor and his sister, Dee Dee (Richard) Walker. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Elder Joe Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Roseland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Jerry will be remembered as a great Dad with a wonderful sense of humor. Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.

Note: Jerry's wife, Glennis (Wilkinson) was also a classmate. She passed away in 1993.

John Psychas
Published in the Ann Arbor News on MLive.com on 3/4/2006.
PSYCHAS, JOHN of Jackson, MI, Age 60, born July 19, 1945 in Jackson, MI, died on March 2, 2006 of heart failure. John graduated from Jackson High School in June of 1963, and was an active member of all the reunion committees, a chore he so much enjoyed. John served in the United States Navy directly out of high school. In 1970, he was part owner of the restaurant The Coffee Manor Inn, located in Jackson, MI. He was twice past president of the Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club, a former board member of the Motor City Business Forum of Detroit, and an employee of the Department of Environ mental Affairs (Pall) Gelman Sciences Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI for many years. John also spent 10 years in his beloved city of San Francisco, CA. John was a member of St. Demetrius Orthodox Church of Jackson, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Ann Arbor, and a member of the Ann Arbor Ahepa. Mr. Psychas is survived by his brothers, Dr. George Psychas of Westfield, MA, and Louie Psychas of Ann Arbor, MI. He is also survived by what he cherished most in life, his loving and abundant family and friends, especially his favorite sisters-in-law, Donna Psychas, and Joyce (Lou) Way, both of Jackson. John also wanted to remember his church family at St. Demetrius Orthodox Church in Jackson, where he was serving as a board member of the Parish Council. Services will be conducted by Father Dusan Koprivica at St. Demetrius Orthodox Church, Jackson, MI on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. John's body will lie in state at St. Demetrius Orthodox Church, 3043 Seymour Rd., Jackson, MI, where the family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. Trisagion service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. The following gentleman will be acting as pallbearers, Robert Spano of Atlanta, GA, Steve Crow of Charlotte, NC, Dr. Michael Illuzzi of Scranton, PA, Jim Bradley of New York City, Mike Cogley of Boston, MA, Doug Twist of Reno, NV. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Mr. Psychas' name to St. Demetrius Orthodox Church of Jackson Icon Fund. Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.
 
David Frederick Rosenau
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 2/18/2005
ROSENAU, DAVID FREDERICK - Of Vandercook Lake, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at the age of 59. David was born in Jackson, May 26, 1945, to Robert F. and Velma (Jackson) Rosenau. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cheryl (Saltzgaber) Rosenau; two children, son, Daniel (Michele) Rosenau of Jackson, Terri Rosenau of Ferndale, MI; granddaughter, Mackenzie Rosenau; sister, Ruth (John) Hamilton of Jenison, MI; uncle, Paul Jackson of Jackson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard (Lorraine) Saltzgaber; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard (Lois) Saltzgaber; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. David was preceded in death by his father, Robert F. Rosenau. He worked for 35 years, retiring from Michigan Center Public School as an Elementary School Teacher. David was a member of the Brookside United Methodist Church, youth leader for 18 years, former member of the Vandercook Lake Lions Club. David graduated from Jackson High School in 1963, then from Spring Arbor College and completed his graduate studies at Michigan State University. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his little dog, Molly.
Funeral services will be held at Brookside United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 3:00 p.m., the Reverend Dave Johnston officiating. According to his wishes, cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Brookside United Methodist Youth Memorial, 4000 Francis St., Jackson, MI 49203, or to the Lyme Disease Association, 35431 Brush St., Wayne, MI 48184.
Visitation will be at the church from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m.
Carolyn Lee (Meyer) Kronenberg
From the obituary archive of the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes in Lansing
Age 60,  died Jan. 23, 2005. She was born in Jackson, MI  Dec. 15, 1944.  She has been a Professor at Lansing Community College for 25 years receiving the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1991. She was a lover of animals and  nature, as well as all of God’s creatures. Surviving are:  2 sons, Michael and Joel Kronenberg both of Gladwin, MI; 2 grandchildren, Shania age 3 and Dylan age 1; brother, James Billingsley of Cleveland, OH; and special friend of 19 years, Douglas Albert of Lansing. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., with Rev. Msgr. George C. Michalek officiating. There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carolyn Lee Kronenberg Memorial Fund; C/O Capitol National Bank; 200 N. Washington Square; Lansing, MI  48933
Mike French
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 1/23/2005.
FRENCH, MILO "MIKE" II —Age 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away January 21, 2005 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born May 11, 1945 in Jackson, Michigan. Mike's career in retail has taken him to many states over the years. He has resided in Arizona for the past 14 years. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; his mother, Dorothy French of Clearwater, FL; two daughters, Kelly Robles of Simi Valley, CA, and Michelle Silvestri of Chandler; his son, Michael French of Las Vegas, NV; and three grandchildren, Jim, Brittany, and Noah. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 11:00 p.m., with Pastor Chris Saylor officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 7:00. Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.

Frederick Lincoln Wilson
Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 1/12/2005.
WILSON, FREDERICK "FRED" LINCOLN — Age 59, of Holt, Missouri, passed away in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, January 8, 2005. He was a native of Jackson, Michigan, and a graduate of Jackson High School and Michigan State University. At the time of his death, he was Vice President of Fleet Sales for Midway Ford Truck Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Fred was a member of the Ararat Shrine and a Mason. He belonged to the Walkers and Talkers Saddle Club and the Crooked River Draft Horse Club. He was a member of Quintero Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Fred was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Linda Wilson, Holt, MO; two children, Gavin Wilson, Smithville, MO and Jennifer Wilson, Gladstone MO; two grandchildren, Justin Wilson and Hazues Floyd. He is also survived by his mother, Louise Wilson Noah of Jackson, MI; a brother, The Rev. Douglas A. Wilson and his wife, Anne, of Louisville, KY; a niece, Lynne Wilson (Andy Myhrum) of New York City; and nephews, Chris (Julie) Snyder of Miamisburg, OH, Mark (Jennifer) Snyder of Yellow Springs, OH and Steven Snyder of Vidor, TX. He was preceded in death by his father, Alex R. Wilson and his sister, Judith A. Wilson. Memorial services will be held at Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church in Excelsior Springs, MO on Friday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Fred was a devoted husband and father and will be deeply missed. (Arrangements: Fry-Runyan Funeral Home, Kearney, MO. 816-628-4411.)

Nancy Sprunger West
From the Jackson Citizen Patriot of 10/22/04
Aged 60, passed away at CareLink of Jackson on October 20, 2004. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Don Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Fifield Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family to help with final expenses. Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.

James Huff
From the Jackson Citizen Patriot of 10/17/04
HUFF, JAMES C. — Age 59, of Jackson, passed away at home under the loving care of his family after a long, courageous battle with renal cancer, Saturday, October 16, 2004. Survived by his caring wife of 35 years, Mary Rebecca (Wasielewski). Also survived by brothers-in-law, Walter Wasielewski of Jackson and Jerry (Sue) Wasielewski of Indiana; sisters-in-law, Yvonne (Philip) Bancroft of Blissfield and Margie (Michael) Vogt of Spring Arbor; aunts, Lillian Gorzen and Rose Kreuer of Jackson, Gloria (Robert) Floros of Holt, Thelma Wilson of Tennessee, Rena Craiger of Kentucky, and Stella Wilde of Manchester; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and four godchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Harriette and Denver Huff; grandmother, Berniece Gorzen; in-laws, Margaret and Sigmund Wasielewski; and sister-in-law, Irene Wasielewski. Known for his heart of gold and sense of humor, Jim will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He will also be missed by his canine friend, Tess. Jim had recently retired from Edscha (Hancock's) after 37 years. His interests over the years ranged from aviation and reading to photography. He also enjoyed dining out at area restaurants. In recent years, along with his wife, he enjoyed traveling with the Jackson Trippers, attending Rose Queen pageants, and being a Santa's helper. According to his wishes, Jim has been cremated. There will be no visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Saturday, October 23, 2004, at 10 a.m., the Rev. James Shaver officiating. The family will greet family and friends from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. The family wishes to thank the staff at Great Lakes Hospice for their wonderful care, with special thanks to volunteer Larry Mack.

Allan Danilowicz
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of 4/30/03
Allan Danilowicz, 57, died April 27, 2003. Services will be May 1, 2003 at 7 p.m. at Roswell Funeral Home. A resident of Roswell, Mr. Danilowicz retired from Dow Chemical Company in 1999. He was most recently employed by Stein Mart in Roswell. He is survived by his loving wife, Andre, daughter Lisa, sons Marc and Brett and grandson, Elijah; aunt and uncle Virginia and Walter Danilowicz of Jackson, MI and Delores and Paul Gabriel of New York. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA (770) 993-4811.
Anna Claflin Lefferts-Mitkov
Information from the Clark Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant.
July 26, 1945 – April 9, 2003
Anna Claflin Lefferts-Mitkov, 57, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, passed away on April 9, 2003, at the Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center in Midland as a result of an automobile accident.
Funeral services for Anna were held on Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Patricia Green officiating.
Visitation was held on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Clark Funeral Chapel and from 5 until time of service at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Connor Nehls Educational Fund.  Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel and St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Anna was born July 26, 1945, in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Orville and Roseanna (Claflin) Lefferts.  Anna and her life partner Stefan were together for 32 years.  She was recently employed as a laboratory technician for the City of Bay City.  Anna was an avid quilter, a photographer and artist and a real nature lover.  She was very well known by all for her generosity, always the first to help those in need.  Anna was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant.  Anna will be terribly missed by her great number of dear friends.
Anna is survived by her husband and soulmate Stefan of Mt. Pleasant; children Grace Anne Marshall and Elizabeth Claflin Nehls of Bellingham, Washington; grandson Connor Nehls of Bellingham, Washington and brother DeBruce Lefferts of Mississippi.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents.
Robert VanCamp
Robert L. VanCamp, 57, of Royal Palm Beach FL, formerly of  Jackson, died March 27 2003 at home.  He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and worked for Way Baking for several years.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed Model A automobiles.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Margaret, one daughter, Theresa Jason (Mark) of Royal Palm Beach Fl,  one son; Robert Jr: of Chicago, IL and two grandsons, Monte and Karl Jason. Cremation took place in Royal Palm Beach.
Roosevelt Mallett
From the Jackson Citizen Patriot of 9/18/02
ROOSEVELT (PETE) MALLETT, aged 58, of Jackson, passed away September 15, 2002 at home. He was born December 31, 1943, the second of three children to the union of Walter Charles Sr. and Georgia (Love) Mallett of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his mother. He confessed Christ at an early age and united with the Second Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend A. P. Williams. He graduated from Jackson High School where played basketball, football, baseball and ran track. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in April 1997 after 28 years of service. On September 15, 2002, the Lord called him home. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mary; four daughters, Tanya and Sabrina Mallett, Denise (Robert) Powell, all of Jackson and Nicole Tompkins of Grand Rapids; three stepdaughter, Charie Williams of Jackson, Shirell Tripp of Freeport, LA, and Lonnet Williams of Lansing; his father, Walter C. Mallet, Sr.; brother Walter C. Mallett, Jr.; sister Carol Lou Mallet; mother-in-law Mae Lizzie White; ten grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends including Ruth West, Cynthia Palmer, Jeanie Smith, Devon Mallett, Ronnie Tompkins and Robin Reese. Services will be held Friday at noon at the Second Baptist Church with the family hour starting at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home Thursday, 2-6pm.
W. Earl Holman
An article from the Jackson Citizen Patriot of 05/03/02 (the actual obituary is below)

Longtime Jackson High School principal dies at age 95

W. Earl Holman, an education icon in Jackson County, died at home Thursday of heart disease. He was 95.

Holman was principal of Jackson High School from 1943 to 1971.
Like every son would say, he was top-notch -- the best," said Holman's son, Dr. Tom Holman, 63, of Jackson. "He inspired my life and many others. He will be missed by a lot, especially me."
Holman was named principal emeritus of Jackson High School in 1973 and was inducted into the Michigan Education Hall of Fame in 1998. Holman continued to work in education after his retirement. For 10 years, he consulted at high schools across the state. Most recently, he co-chaired the bond proposal drive for the renovation of Jackson High School. The school's science wing was dedicated to Holman in 2001. "I've known Earl Holman for 44 years," said Rod Riggs, a member of the Jackson School Board. "He was a great mentor of mine. He was so respected, and you never saw him without a smile. "I am deeply saddened. It was a great loss."

A native of Negaunee, Holman grew up in the Upper Peninsula with five brothers and sisters. He graduated from Northern Michigan University and began his teaching career in Ironwood, where he met his wife, Eleanor. In 1936, Holman came to Jackson High School as a social studies teacher and went on in 1938 to become the assistant principal. He succeeded Dean S. Spencer upon his retirement in 1943 as principal.

Holman served as president of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals in 1958. In 2001, he received the Book of Golden Deeds Award, which honors a person or group who helps those in need, from the Jackson Exchange Club. He was a member for 45 years. Holman also was a member of Jackson's First United Methodist Church, Jackson Historical Society, Men's Garden Club and Tuesday Musicale.

He was preceded in death by his wife. In addition to his son, Holman is survived by a daughter, Mary Surbrook; brother, George Holman; and sister, Edith Rhodes; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are by Wetherby Funeral Home, 402 Wildwood Ave.

Obituary from the Jackson Citizen Patriot of 05/16/02

HOLMAN, W. EARL Of Jackson, passed away May 2, 2002, aged 95. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor M. He is survived by one son, Dr. Thomas (Joanne) Holman; one daughter, Mary (Dr. Truman) Surbrook; grandchildren, Hannah Holman, Dr. Holly Holman, David (Karilyn) Surbrook, Dr. Harland (Kira) Holman and Hillary Holman; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Spencer and Emma; one brother, George H. Holman; one sister, Edith M. Rhodes. Mr. Holman was the Principal, Assistant Principal and Teacher at Jackson High School retiring after 281/2 years. He taught in Ironwood, MI and was a graduate of Northern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Jackson Historical Society, the Mens Garden Club, a member of the Tuesday Musicale, Jackson Country Retired School Personnel, Michigan Education Association, was the former President and Member of Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and also a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, life member of the National Education Association and honorary member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Head Masters Club and had been inducted into the Michigan Hall of Fame for Educators. He was also a member of the Jackson Exchange Club where he had received his Second Book of Golden Deeds for the Exchange Club and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will be held at the Jackson High School Auditorium on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Edward Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the W. Earl Holman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Jackson High School. WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 402 Wildwood Ave. 787-7511

Harriet Pitts
From the Jackson Citizen Patriot of 02/06/02
PITTS, HARRIET ABIGAIL Of Jackson, MI, born in Saginaw, MI, February 27, 1906, passed away February 5, 2002 at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Albert Pitts and Amy Abigail Newcomb Pitts and two brothers, James Francis Pitts and Ferris Newcomb Pitts, Sr. She is survived by two nephews, Ferris Newcomb Pitts, Jr., M.D. and David Terrill Pitts, Jr.; grandnieces and nephews and great- grandnieces and nephews. Ms. Pitts attended John Moore Grade School and Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, MI, Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti, MI and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She was an English instructor at Harbor Springs High School and Jackson High School. She was an associate member of the First Congregational Church. She was also a charter member of Alpha Iota State Delta Kappa Gamma in Jackson, MI and also a member of many city and state organizations. At her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services. Friends who wish may make contributions to the charity of their choice, the First Congregational Church in Jackson, Jackson High School or Vista Grande Villa. WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 402 Wildwood Ave. 787-7511
Phil Lee (12/28/01)
From the Lansing State Journal of 12/29/01
LEE, PHILIP C. "PHIL" of DeWitt. Philip walked through death's door into his Lord and Savior's waiting arms on December 28, 2001, at the age of 56. He was born in Jackson, MI, to Ed and Eileen Lee on Ma
y 3, 1945. In August 1964 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a Security Guard in Khartoum, Sudan and Istanbul, Turkey. After accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior on March 25, 1975 his professional ministry career spanned 26 years, serving with the Christian ministries of Campus Crusade for Christ, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Bible Literature International and Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. Philip also served on the Advisory Board of the Amy Foundation and had been associated with Christian Businessmen's Committee since 1975. Surviving are Carole, his wife of 31 years; one daughter, Elizabeth (Todd) Bosanic of East Lansing; one son, Thomas Lee of Chicago, IL; 2 brothers, Mike (Becky) Lee of Grayling, Mark (Anne) Lee; and 3 sisters, Mary Ann (Ted) Feick, Jane (Dick) Konkol and Katherine (Doug) Swartz all of Jackson. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 31, at 10 a.m. at DeWitt Community Church, 505 Webb Rd., DeWitt. Interment will be held in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt. The family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Co. DeWitt Chapel, 111 S. Franklin St., DeWitt, on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions can be made in Phil's memory to the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, 1500 NW 167th Place, Beaverton, OR, 97006, or to DeWitt Community Church, 505 E. Webb Rd., P.O. Box 136, DeWitt, MI, 48820.
James Thomson (12/8/01)
From the Citizen Patriot on 12/11
THOMSON, JAMES W. Of Jackson, MS, formerly of Pleasant Lake, MI, born in Wilmington, NC, February 26, 1945, passed away December 8, 2001, at the age of 56. He is survived by his mother, Doris Thomson of Pleasant Lake, MI; brother, Michael L. Thomson of Lansing, MI; and many other relatives and friends. James was a graduate of Michigan State University with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Services will be held at the Wetherby Chapel Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Carl J. Benes officiating. Interment will take place in the Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends who wish may make contributions to the charity of their choice. WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 402 Wildwood Ave. 787-7511
Frederick McClure (11/30/01)
From the Citizen Patriot on 12/3
M
cCLURE, FREDRICK ANTHONY Aged 56, passed away November 30, 2001 in the V.A. Hospital. He was formerly employed as an electrician at MacSteel. He served in the U.S. Navy with a tour in Vietnam. He is survived by his daughter, Hiedi Armentrout of Jackson; sons, Brandon, Christopher, Levi (Connie), all of Jackson; eight grandchildren; brothers, Leo, Alfred, David (Linda) and Timothy McClure; sisters, Kathy Taylor, Sheryl McClure and Debra McClure; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, George; his parents; and his daughter, Tara. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Harmony Baptist Church with Pastor Chuck Turner officiating. Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.
Alvar L. West (2/15/01)
From the Citizen Patriot on  2/17:
WEST, ALVAR L. Of Jackson, went peacefully to be with our Lord Thursday, February 15, 2001, aged 93 years. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marie Tuttle West. Survived by two sons, John and his wife, Carol West, Robert and his wife, Mary West; five grandchildren, Margaret West Millican and her husband, Rohn, Angela West, Amy West Rodgers and her husband, Rik, David A. West, Elizabeth West Sherman and her husband, Mark; two great- grandsons, Christopher Lee Millican and Alexander John Rodgers; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. He retired from Jackson Technology School and Jackson High School after 41 years of service and also taught tool making at Jackson Community College and C. Thorrez Industries. He was a life long member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and founder of the Jackson Woodcarving Club. Mr. West is at the Desnoyer Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Entombment, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Contributions to Lumen Christi High School Alvar and Marie West Scholarship Fund or the Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening, 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church, Monday, 10 to 11 a.m. Reflection hour Sunday, 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Desnoyer Funeral Home Family owned for 111 years
Martha Eleanor Holman (12/12/00)
From the Citizen Patriot on 12/13/00:
Age 94, of Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 12. She graduated from Northwestern University, was the music supervisor at Ironwood and Cassopolis, taught cello at Central Michigan University and kindergarten at Griswold School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Tuesday Musicale, League of Women Voters and Mu Phi Epsilon. She is survived by her husband, W. Earl Holman; one son, Dr. Thomas E.; and one daughter, Mary Surbrook. Arrangements are by Wetherby Funeral Home, 402 Wildwood.
Juanita Stuart Watkins (8/24/00)
From the Citizen Patriot on August 26:
Of Jackson, passed away suddenly August 24, 2000, aged 55 years. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. and Elizabeth M. Stuart. Surviving are one son, Brian M. and his fiance, Lynn Taylor of Florida; one daughter, Robyn (Brett) Halsey of Jackson; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Kay Watkins and Michael Thomas Halsey; one brother, Leroy (Cathy) Stuart and their family of Scottsdale, AZ; several aunts, uncles and many cousins; special friends, James and Carolyn Bendele.
She was employed by the Business Office at Jackson Community College and part time
at P.J.'s Banquet Hall. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed sewing, reading novels and
spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Watkins is at the WATSON FUNERAL
CHAPEL where services will be held Monday, 1:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to
Hospice of Jackson. Visitation Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday, 11a.m. until the time of
service. J. L. Watson Funeral Chapel 2590 Spring Arbor Rd.

Phillip G. Lasky (7/6/00)
From the Citizen Patriot on July 9:
Of Jackson, passed away July 6, 2000, aged 54. Survived by three children,
Vanessa Schoals of Lansing, Ben Lasky and Jennifer Lasky, both of Jackson; one grandson, Young Thomas; two brothers, Jerry Lasky and Richard Lasky, both of Jackson; one sister, Barbara Eckstrom of Jackson; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Father Jesse Bigham officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Veterans Memorial Fund. Patience-Montgomery 406 First St.

Mary Sue Cornell (6/14/00)
From her sister, Joanne Spencer:
Mary Susan Cornell was born October 9, l945 in Midland Michigan to Rose and Robert Cornell. The family moved to Jackson when she was about 2. She attended Jackson schools, graduating from Jackson High in 1963.
She then moved to LA to attend USC. She also lived in Seattle WA area for a number of years. From Seattle she moved to the San Diego CA area which was where her parents moved when her father retired.
Prior to her last illness she had returned to Community College, taking computer and business classes. She was working as a secretary/assistant to a professor at San Diego State University....a job she loved dearly. Dr. Sabo relied heavily on her to keep him organized...which she did.
She passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 14, 2000 (her parent's wedding anniversary). 
Mary Sue was pre-deceased by her brother-in-law Duane Spencer (Joanne's husband) on Aug 18, l998; and her mother Rose on Nov 29, 1998. She was cremated, her ashes are interred in Coldwater MI in the same plot w/ her brother-in-law.
Mary Sue is survived by her father Robert of San Diego, her sister Joanne of Alma, Mi., nephews David and Scott of Saginaw MI.
Louise Annabelle McIntyre (5/3/00)
From the Citizen Patriot on May 6:
Of Jackson, passed away May 3, 2000 at Vista Grande Villa at the age of 92.
She was a graduate from the University of Michigan in 1930. She was a teacher of Math and French for 12 years in Rochester and a teacher of Math for 30 years at Jackson High School where she was also a class advisor. She retired from Jackson High School in 1972. She is survived by two nephews, Dr. Donald McIntyre of Grosse Pointe, MI, Mr. LeLand Miller of Jackson and many friends and former students. A Memorial Service of the Resurrection will be held at Vista Grande Villa Wednesday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Carl J. Benes officiating. WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 402 Wildwood Ave. 787-7511
Don Loegering (April, 2000)
Jack Sowle notified us of the passing of Don Loegering, an auto shop teacher at JHS for many years and then at JCC. Don had been battling cancer for some time but was still teaching college last Friday when it became too much for him. He said if he couldn't teach, he didn't want to be a burden to his wife and family. He gave up and died this morning. Don was a great person and mentor to his students. He will be sorely missed. He lived in Kansas City MO in recent years.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 am at the Langsford Funeral Home, 115 Southwest 3rd Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Donna Bocard McDonald (10/21/99)
From the Citizen Patriot on 10/28:
Of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 1999, aged 54 years. Survived by her mother, Barbara Bocard. Preceded in death by her father, Donald Bocard. Also survived by her sister, Shirley (Bocard) Fly; many nieces and nephews. Donna was employed by Jackson Transportation Authority. A memorial service will be held at Ganson Street Baptist Church on Friday, October 29, at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend David Brooks officiating. Desnoyer Funeral Home.
Rick Simpson (9/28/99)
From the Citizen Patriot on 9/29:
There will be a celebration of the life and times of Richard (Rick) Simpson on Friday 10/1/99. Please gather at 2:30 PM in the Mt Evergreen cemetery located at 1047 Greenwood Ave., Jackson, MI.
Immediately following the ceremony, we will meet at Ted's Firehouse Pub located at 809 Greenwood Ave. to share favorite Rick stories, legends and tales with family and friends. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jackson (915 Airport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202) or the Cascades Humane Society (626 N. Mechanic, Jackson, MI 49202.)
Note: Rick had returned to Jackson in the last year or so and was diagnosed with stomach cancer only about two months before his death.
George V. Cripps (9/14/99)
Mr. Cripps, 81, of Cape Coral FL, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, September 14, in Cape Coral. He was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and received a master's degree in music from Western Reserve University. He served in the U.S. Navy, playing the french horn in the Navy Band. He was a teacher and Director of Vocal Music at Jackson High School for 15 years. He was organist choir master at several churches in the Jackson area, including the First Presbyterian Church. At various times he was director of the Masonic Male Chorus, the Meteor Choristers and the Goodyear Chorus. He was a former president of the Jackson County Guild of Church Musicians and a member of the Lions Club. He was a college professor at Eastern Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Aileen; son, Timothy; and sister, Marguerite Carter. Funeral arrangements were by Metz Chapel of Cape Coral.
Robert Eichorst (6/27/99)
From the Citizen Patriot on 6/28:
Passed away suddenly at his home in Brooksville, Fla., Sunday, June 27, 1999 at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Christina (William) Parsons and Melissa (Richard) Silliman; two grandchildren; also by his brother, James of Rives Junction, MI and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Eichorst of Pleasant Lake, MI. He was a longtime employee of Sparton Corporation in Brooksville, Fla.
<<note from John White: I don't have the text of the obituaries below. If anyone does, I would be glad to type them in here. You can mail a copy to me at 1350 Folkstone Ct. Ann Arbor 48105. 
John Loveland (5/8/97)
Peter Zirovich (1/18/97)
Ardell Williams (6/11/94)
Glennis Wilkinson Taylor (9/21/93), wife of Jerry Taylor, also JHS '63
Peter Worden (11/1/92)
Catherine Welch Butchart (c. 1991)
Reva (Joyce) Pennington Baisden (12/30/90)
James Harle (8/27/90)
Michael Clarke (2/19/90)
Billy Hubbell (c. 1988)
John Bowden (5/13/84)
Robert Northrup (8/10/73)
Patricia Williams (1963)
Lee Smith
David Marsh
Barbara Shanes