Obituaries

Obituaries

German native Reinhard Petermeier dies at age 61

Reinhard Franz-Georg Petermeier, age 61 of Moline, died Thursday, April 11. He came to the U.S. from Germany in 1984 and worked as a journeyman tool and die maker for 38 years before retiring in 2022. Since then he enjoyed traveling the U.S. with his wife in their motor home, achieving their goal of visiting […]

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Funeral mass is Tuesday for Joyce Nausieda, 89

Joyce Elaine Nausieda (Chrisman), age 89, died Wednesday, April 10. Joyce Elaine was a woman of strong faith, a spirited woman who was very generous and always helping those with a need. She and her late husband, Bill, were beautiful dancers. They would travel to polka festivals near and far. Joyce also liked to go

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Funeral will be Monday for Beverly Caywood of Dorr

Beverly Jean Caywood (nee Brenner) died Tuesday, April 9. She was 87. Born on Oct. 3, 1936, in Allegan, Beverly walked through life with a spirit of gratitude, embodying the virtues of a Proverbs 31 woman as a dedicated and loving homemaker. Her love for God’s creation was evident in her joy for flowers and

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Private graveside service planned for Carl Getty, 87

Carl Franklin Getty, age 87, died Sunday, April 7. He was a loving husband, devoted family man to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family was his whole life. Carl graduated from Wayland Union High School in the class of 1954 and served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, both

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Funeral mass Wednesday for Paul Madalinski, age 74

Paul Chester Madalinski, devoted family man, and respected community member, died Saturday, April 6, at the age of 74, in Hopkins. Born on May 23, 1949, in Allegan, Paul’s life was characterized by his loving nature and deep faith. Paul served in the National Guard for six years. His professional life was spent as a

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Memorial service Friday for Alan Francis, 77, of Dorr

Alan E. Francis, age 77, died Sunday, April 7. Alan served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for more than 30 years at Meijer and concluded his career with seven more at Walmart in South Haven. Alan loved working on cars. He was in the middle of restoring “his

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Funeral Thursday for Raina Oldebeken in Martin

Raina Lee (Wilcox) Oldebeken, baptized child of God, died Sunday, April 7. She was 56. Raina was born June 5, 1967, and lived a full, happy life. She graduated from Martin High School in 1986. She remained in contact with many friends from her youth and will be greatly missed for her rambunctious personality and

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Community activist Mimi Gabriel of Hopkins dies

Mimi Gabriel, the feisty community activist and unabashed women’s rights supporter, died Thursday, April 4, at University of Michigan Metro Hospitalt is with a broken heart I am letting you know that mom has passed away.  Her son, Shawn Moulenbelt, reported her death today, saying her passing was after a long battle with lupus and

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Memorial service will be April 20 for Ben Barghahn

Ben L. Barghahn, age 78, died Saturday, March 30, 2024. Ben was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Goshen, Ind. Ben and his wife of 58 years, Peg, enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. They especially enjoyed hiking and visited many of the national parks. Ben also enjoyed fishing and golfing with his friends

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Service April 13 for former councilman Max Barnes

Former Wayland City Councilman Max Barnes died Friday. March 29.  He was 85. Max was born Jan. 15, 1939, in Grand Rapids, MI to Frank and Iris Barnes. Max served in the Air Force for four years doing electrical work on airplanes.  He then became an electrician at General Motors, where he retired after 30

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