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Funeral for Gordon Wells will be Monday in Wayland

Gordon R. Wells, age 82, died Wednesday, April 17. Gordon was born May 4, 1941, in Marion, Mich. He graduated from Lansing Sexton High School. He loved to sing in a choral group that got together for many years. He graduated from M.S.U, and soon after went into working in insurance. He served on the […]

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Celebration of life Saturday at VFW for Arnold Burley

Arnold Lyle Burley, 92, of Wayland, died Thursday, April 4. He served in the United States Army from 1949 to 1952 and had two tours of duty in the Korean War. He was a 25-year employee at Steelcase in Grand Rapids, retiring in 1990. Surviving are his children, Rose (Eric) Jones, Brian (Lori) Middlemiss, Greg

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Longtime Sandy Creek employee Sally Bauer dies

Hopkins native Sally Esther Bauer, affectionately known to many as Meema, died at her home April 14. She was 76. Born March 9, 1948, Sally’s roots ran deep in Hopkins, where she was born to Joe and Nina Roxury, who, along with her brothers Dennis and Terry Roxury, have preceded her in death. She grew

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Service for Dick Koperski, 93, will be at St. Stanislaus

Richard “Dick” L. Koperski, age 93, died Sunday, April 14. He is survived by his children Steven (Valerie) Koperski, Elaine (Greg) Morris, Vincent (Colleen) Koperski, Richard (Diane) Koperski; grandchildren Colleen (Mike) Powell, Christine (Brian) Gavin, Anna Walsh, Gregory (Maggie) Morris, Steven (Sydney) Morris, Benjamin Koperski, Katie Koperski, Henry, Sam, and Jack Koperski; great-grandchildren Ethan and

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Celebration of life for Patrick Schaendorf delayed

Patrick Allen Schaendorf, age 52, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 14, at his home in Wayland. Patrick enjoyed all things outdoors, including hunting and fishing and just being outside in nature. Patrick loved riding his Harley and cruising near and far. He also loved his dogs, Levi and Wyatt, and his cat, Fuzzy. Most important, he

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Service at St. Therese is Monday for Orlys Sevigny

Orlys Mary Sevigny, age 91, died Monday, April 15, at her home in Wayland. Orlys enjoyed many things, including sewing, cross-stitch and crocheting. She had the skill to make almost anything with a sewing machine. She was also an animal lover. Orlys and Richard enjoyed attending and watching NASCAR together. Most important, Orlys loved her

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Memorial open house is Friday for Fred Tubergen

Frederick Allen “Fred” Tubergen, age 80, Leighton Township, died Sunday, April 14. Fred was a hard worker and kept busy. He was a social butterfly and was a huge NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Maki) Tubergen; children, LeAnne (David) Hoekstra, Deb (Brian) Wagner, Randy Tubergen; granddaughters, Brandy (Kenny) Purcell, Paige (Josh)

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Julia Rayman dies at local assisted living facility

Julia Irene Rayman died in her sleep at The Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland Friday April 12, just a few days before her 72nd birthday.  She was born on April 16, 1952, in Kalamazoo, to Robert and Elaine (Evink) Morrison. Julia was a loving and devoted daughter, mother, sister and friend.  She was loved

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Service April 29 for Martin sports booster Dick Herp

Dick Harrison Herp, age 77 of Martin, died Saturday, April 13. Dick enjoyed many things, including Broncos and Lions football, spending time with his family and friends, and puttering around in his garage. One of his best and most familiar qualities was that he could make a friend with anyone he met. Dick is survived

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Funeral will be Friday for Martin native Harold Rantz

Harold G. Rantz died Saturday April 13, at Thornapple Manor in Hastings. He was 93. He was born on April 4, 1931, in Martin Township, the son of Donald and LaVerne (Allen) Rantz. Harold dedicated more than 40 years of his life to working at various construction companies through Operating Engineers Local 324 as a heavy

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