Obituaries

Sandra Lee
 Hoffman-Russell, of Grand Junction, 80, died peacefully and went to be with her Lord on April 23, 2019. Sandy was born February 1, 1939 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Vernon and Bernice (Horn) Martin. Sandy had the wonderful gift of a...
Nancy Ann (Clayton) Hipelius, age 87, of Lawton, passed away Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019. Nancy was born in Chicago, IL, on March 24, 1932, the daughter of Henry and Laura (Himan) Clayton. She married Carl Robert Hipelius in 1955. They were...
Dr. Walter Grabowski, of Mattawan, went home to the Lord on April 22, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital surrounded by his beloved family. Walter was born on January 29, 1932 to John Peter Grabowski and Frances Josephine (Aniol) Grabowski in Little...
Betty L. Meyle, of Kalamazoo, 95, died peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice. Betty was born December 6, 1923 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Otis and Ola (Gildea) Gage. She was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo and worked at Gibson...
Lambertus "Bert" Booij, of Kalamazoo, 92, died peacefully on April 20, 2019 with his family at his side. Bert was born March 18, 1927, in Emmer-Compascuum, The Netherlands, the son of Aaldert and Antje (Langenberg) Booij. He was the youngest of...
Jeff Ainsworth, of Allegan, 58, died on Sunday, April 21, 2019 after 30 years of courageously battling heart disease. He was born on May 10, 1960 to James and Mary Ainsworth and has lived in Allegan for most of his life. On October 29, 1983, he...
Lois Ardith Johnson passed away January 17, 2019 in San Tan Valley, AZ.  She was born April 21, 1930 to Forrest and Sarah (Wallis) Arent. Ardith graduated from Benton Harbor High School, class of ‘48.  She was employed by Bell Telephone Co. as a...
    Evelyn Scukanec, 94, of South Haven, MI, passed away very peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo on April 13, 2019. Evelyn was born in Chicago, IL, on July 25, 1924, to Peter and Carolina Franciscovich, who were immigrants from Croatia....
Josephine Ellen Ryan, of Kalamazoo, 99, died peacefully on April 19, 2019. Jo was born November 9, 1919 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of William and Blanch (Harrigan) Ryan. Jo enjoyed a fruitful career teaching at Hillside Middle School. She enjoyed...
    Locena Leone (Arrans) Harris passed away March 29, 2019, in Helena, MT. Leone was born October 9, 1941, in Lawrence. She was the daughter of Gilbert and Evelyn (Smith) Arrans.   Leone graduated from Lawrence High School in 1959 and joined the U...

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