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Lifelong educator William Howard dies at 73

William Don Howard, 73, of Allegan, died Wednesday, May 15, at Meadow Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomingdale. Born Jan. 9, 1951, in Greely, Colo, he was the son of the late Don and Elizabeth (Vivian) Howard. He grew up in Colorado but cherished summers spent in Duluth, Minn., with his mother, siblings and […]

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Martin Garage owner, stock car racer Jack Witt dies

Jack Lee Witt took his stock car, #33, to the oval dirt track in Heaven, passing away at his home May 9 .Jack was born Sept. 29, 1929, to Mabel Friemark and Dee Witt. He married Wanda Lee Cooper and together they had three children. He worked as an auto mechanic and became the owner

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Former Wayland MSP trooper Sgt. Matt Rogers dies at 50

Matthew R. Rogers, a former trooper with the Wayland post of the Michigan State Police, died Sunday, May 12. He was 50 years old. A long-time resident of Rockford, he joined the Wayland post in 2013. Matthew dedicated 28 years of his life to the Michigan State Police. He began his career in September 1995,

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Martin grad Georgia Young dies in Traverse City

Martin High School graduate Georgia Mae Young died peacefully Friday, May 3, at Traverse Manor, Traverse City. She was 96. Georgia was born on May 12, 1927, to Julia Mae Brown Tandy and Charles Allen Tandy in Brighton. She had two younger brothers, Chuck and Gail, and a younger sister, Alice. She had fond memories

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Mass of Christian burial Monday for Shirley Weber

She was born on July 18, 1936, on the family farm in North Dorr (Byron Center), where she lived all but 15 years of her life. Shirley (Wolf) Weber, age 87, died Tuesday, May 7. Shirley went from a farmer’s daughter to a farmer’s wife, and in doing so, had a fulfilling life that touched

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Memorial service Friday for Colten Sabin of Hopkins

Colten Alan Sabin, 23, of Hopkins, died Saturday, May 4. Born Aug. 24, 2000, he was the son of Anna Marie Dame and Alfred Jay Sabin, IV.  Colten had worked as a semi driver and package handler for UPS.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, but also liked to spend time

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‘King of Deutz tractors’ Dean Johnson has died

Dean Johnson died the evening of Wednesday, May 1. He was preceded in death by father Lyle Johnson, mother Phyllis Johnson (Lathrop) and youngest brother Mark Johnson. He is survived by sons Kyle and Matt Johnson. Siblings Dale Johnson and Julie Kuklewski and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Steadfast to his convictions, Dean’s presence was

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Celebration of Life Friday for motorcycle crash victim

A celebration of life will Friday in Grand Rapids for Johnathon Curl-Cardosa, who was killed May 1 in a motorcyle crash in Leighton Township. “John” was born on Feb. 16, 1981, in Grand Rapids to Dianne Curl and Ray Cardosa. John loved his family and friends beyond measure. He loved to host summer cookouts and

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Former Hopkins school secretary Dorothy Wilson dies

Dorothy Ann (Opperman) Wilson died Tuesday, April 30, at the age of 92, in Kalamazoo Rose Arbor, Centrica. Dorothy was born March 3, 1932, in Grand Rapids to the late Edward and Jennie (Mason) Opperman. She grew up in Hopkins, where she graduated from high school in 1951. She also attended Davenport College in Grand Rapids.

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Funeral mass will be Thursday for Lucy Fifelski, 100

Lucy Fifelski, age 100, died Monday, April 29, at the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland. Lucy was born to Frank and Josephine Marcinek on Oct. 19, 1923. She was the second youngest of eight children. She was a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where she was baptized and married. Lucy was a

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