Our Obituaries

Arthur Edward Gregory

February 24, 1940 - October 19, 2017

Arthur Edward Gregory, born February 24, 1940 in Ferndale, MI passed away on October 19, 2017 at the age of 77. Surviving are his wife Bonnie Larner Gregory; sons David (Kelly) Roe, Daniel Fillion; grandchildren, Blake Roe, Harley Roe, Dawson Roe, Ike Fillion, and Ava Fillion; and his sister Della (David Hoyt) Gregory. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dolly Gregory and...
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Richard F. Gonzalez

June 30, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Died Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa to the late Florentino and Soledad Gonzalez on June 30, 1927. He attended Sioux City Public Schools and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1945 to 1947. He attended Iowa State University and The University of Iowa, earning baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa, "The Athens of the West." 1 In 1956 he...
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Ronald Stanley Grey

July 28, 1928 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Lucy Fang Lee

November 3, 1931 - October 13, 2017

Lucy F. Lee died peacefully at home in East Lansing, Michigan on October 13, 2017 with her beloved son and extended family by her bedside. Lucy was diagnosed with cancer in mid-2017 and lived fully through the end with dignity and grace. Lucy was born in China in 1931, moved to the U.S. in 1949, and obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1967. Lucy joined the USDA...
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John Richard Meoak

April 14, 1949 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI. Memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Peter Philip Pratt

October 15, 1957 - October 11, 2017

Peter Pratt, aged 59, died, surrounded by his family, on October 11, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. He was, in every sense of the phrase, a good man-a loving husband, an engaged father, a protective big brother, a weird (but in a good way) uncle, and a wonderful son, son-in-law, and brother-in-law.His highest priority, always, was his family, whom he loved fiercely and completely. He adored and...
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Madhvi P. Richards

July 2, 1972 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Irene Brown Lane

September 4, 1929 - October 10, 2017

Her name was Irene which means peace. She was a creative spirit and skilled artisan who delighted in being surrounded by vibrant colors, varieties of yarn and her needlework. Irene was a born in Chicago, Illinois to Ollie and Evie Hebert on September 4, 1929. She graduated in 1947 from Lucy Flower Technical High School in Chicago. From there she attended the University of Illinois in Urbana...
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Alexandra Jane Lansdale

August 15, 1988 - October 10, 2017

Alexandra Jane Lansdale Monday, August 15, 1988 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017 We celebrate the life of Alexandra, born in Lansing, Michigan, August 15, 1988 and who left this world unexpectedly on October 10, 2017. Alexandra will always be remembered for her infamous smile, incredible eyes, and fun loving personality. She was blessed to have found true love and happiness with the love of her life,...
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Patricia J. Gregory

January 20, 1940 - October 9, 2017

Patricia J. Gregory passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at her home. Pat was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 20, 1940 to Viola and Henry Rowland, and raised by her dad Frank Frisbie. She had multiple jobs throughout her life including, Yankees Department Store, State of Michigan, and General Motors. She ended her work career with the Haslett Public Schools as a bus driver and cook at...
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Harold Adams Leinbach

August 27, 1923 - October 7, 2017

Harold "Abe" Adams Leinbach, the 11th of 12 children born to Katie Snyder and William Boyer Leinbach in Reading, Pennsylvania passed away in East Lansing. He was 94.Abe was a man of honor who will be remembered for all he loved and by all who loved him.As a kid growing up in rural Pennsylvania he was responsible for keeping the family's hedge trimmed but sports and music were his passion. First,...
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Jean Schlater Kennedy

August 16, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Jean Schlater Kennedy (nee Davis) Jean Schlater Kennedy of East Lansing, Michigan passed away on October 6th, 2017 at Burcham Hills Retirement Community. A native of West Virginia, she earned her B.A. and M.S. degrees in her home state, then went on to earn her Ph. D. in Family Economics and Management from Cornell University. After a short tenure teaching at the University of Nebraska, she...
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Nilo Alfred Boff

April 18, 1924 - October 5, 2017

Nilo A. Boff was born on April 18, 1924 in Hillsboro, Il, the son of Emilio and Valentina Boff, and passed away October 5, 2017 at the age of 93. Nilo proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a medic, earning the distinguished Purple Heart and Silver Star. After returning from the war, Nilo earned a college degree and worked as a Mechanical Engineer, where he was employed by...
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Anant Kumar Singh

April 6, 1943 - October 5, 2017

Born April 6, 1943 to Hero and Gladys (Chaubey) Singh in Bareilly, India, Anant passed away October 5, 2017. Anant and his brother Aditya arrived in Bay City, MI in 1968 where he received his Bachelor of Arts in accounting at Saginaw Valley University. Anant, worked at the State of Michigan as an auditor for Employment Security Commission. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother;...
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Charlene Mae Reckase

April 2, 1943 - October 3, 2017

Charlene Mae (Repetny) Reckase died peacefully in her sleep early in the morning on October 3, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Char was born April 2, 1943 in Oak Park, Illinois to Victor and Bernadine (Jahnke) Repetny. She was married to her husband Mark for 49 delightful years. She was a wonderful mother to son Erik (Linnea) and daughter Debra (Joshua) Lauer and doting...
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Myrtle Lee Hendricks

April 14, 1921 - October 3, 2017

Myrtle Lee Hendricks was born on April 14, 1921 in Gainesville, TX and passed away October 3, 2017 at the age of 96. She was a resident of East Lansing for 51 years and a very active member of Trinity A.M.E. Church. Myrtle enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking and entertaining. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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Marya Stefania Grimes

March 20, 1923 - October 2, 2017

Marya Stefania Grimes, 94, of East Lansing, died October 2, 2017, at Burcham Hills Center. She was born March 20, 1923, in Kalamazoo, to John and Stefania (Klosinska) Dzialowski, who immigrated from Poland. Marya always had a strong interest in the natural world, and delighted in the small things, like mushrooms and ferns, caterpillars and little birds. She had a love of reading, and especially...
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Virginia D. KING

April 21, 1945 - September 29, 2017

Virginia (Gina) King was born in Vincennes, Indiana, April 21, 1945, to William P. and Virginia Dell Pace. After a courageous two-year long battle with cancer she died September 29, 2017. Her husband of 44 years Justin P. King, and her son Camden, daughter-in-law Ahja, and granddaughters Savannah, Carly and Isabelle of Redmond, Oregon, Survive her. Her sister Billy Pace of Olympia, Washington...
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David Russel McKinley

February 12, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Mary Dalziel Zehner

June 23, 1934 - September 25, 2017

Mary Dalziel Zehner, born June 22, 1934 in Springfield Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Louis and Irene Zehner, passed away on Sep. 25, 2017 at the age of 83. Mary, a long-time resident of East Lansing, received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Michigan State University. An instructor and marketing outreach specialist with the...
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Lilia Elsa Ballesteros

October 24, 1940 - September 24, 2017

Lilia Elsa Ballesteros entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 24, 2017.Lilia is a native Laredoan and a proud Texan. She enjoyed following sports, cooking, working in her yard, and traveling. She visited all 50 states and many national parks.She is preceded in death by her husband: Bernardo Ballesteros, her parents: Alfonso and Lilia Perez, and her sister Eva Cecilia Flores.She is...
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Eloina Menendez

December 11, 1921 - September 22, 2017

Eloina Menendez was born on December 11, 1921 and passed away September 22, 2017 at the age of 95. Born in Cuba, Eloina was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She loved her family, children and animals. She was never known to be without a smile and wonderful sense of humor. She loved to volunteer at her church and at the hospital and found bingo to be her favorite past-time. Eloina was...
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Steven Wayne Larner

January 9, 1958 - September 18, 2017

Steven Wayne Larner, OkemosAge 59, died Monday, September 18, 2017; born January 9, 1958 in Lansing to William and Virginia Larner. Steven was preceded in death by his father, William Larner; brother, Robert. He is survived by his son, Steven (Rebecca) Leonard; daughter, June Larner; grandchildren, Joslynn Barrett, Joshua Larner, Lucas Larner and Jase Leonard; mother, Virginia Larner; brothers,...
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Brian Alan Preston

April 28, 1962 - September 17, 2017

Brian A. Preston, 55, passed away on September 17, 2017 in Livonia, Michigan. He was born April 28, 1962 in Monticello, Indiana to Marvin and Mary Jane (Finch) Preston. He loved to create and maintain fish aquariums, but above all, Brian loved people and made a lifelong friend with everyone he met.Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Mary Jane Preston. Surviving to cherish his...
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Caroline Suzanne Ballard

January 11, 1988 - September 16, 2017

Caroline Suzanne Ballard, age 29. With heavy hearts we share in the loss of our daughter, sister, mother, Caroline. She was a free spirit and had a sweet and caring soul. She will be remembered for her love and laughter, sense of humor, her hearty laugh and story telling. She loved gardening, growing her own herbs and veggies and experimenting in the kitchen. Her awesome dill potato salad was...
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Barbara Jean Paul

December 29, 1942 - September 15, 2017

Barbara Jean Paul, 74, beloved wife, mother, grandma, aunt and friend passed away peacefully in her home on September 15, 2017 from ovarian cancer. Barbara was born on December 29, 1942 in Paris, Arkansas, the youngest of three children, to James P. and Regina M. (Wahl) Ryan. She moved to Utah at an early age and eventually ended up in Chicago, IL where she met her beloved husband of 49 years,...
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Phyllis E. Grunewald

April 4, 1926 - September 14, 2017

Phyllis Eileen Schubert Grunewald died Thursday September 14, 2017 in her 92nd year after a brief illness. Phyllis was born in 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up in nearby Menomonee Falls. She was the daughter of Archie and Myrtle Meinecke Schubert, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by a younger brother Burton Schubert.She leaves behind her grieving husband Alan and two...
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Sean Michael Stuart

June 5, 1975 - September 12, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, surrounded by love, Sean Stuart went to his eternal resting place at the age of 42. He is survived by his loving mother and stepfather, Teresa and Ron Panetta; father, George Wayne Stuart; loving fiancée, Robin Tidwell; brothers, Nick (Breanne) and Ryan (Ewa); nephew and nieces, Joseph, Grace, and Taytum; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased...
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Verna M. Armitage

November 24, 1919 - September 9, 2017

Age 97, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away September 9, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Armitage and is survived by her daughter, Bobbie (Jim) Bates; her son, Bill (Patti) Armitage; grandchildren, Angie Farrell, Jennifer Velderman, Chris Armitage and Melissa Hong and six great-grandchildren.Verna began her career at the age of 46 as a deputy in the Kent County Sheriff's...
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Beatrice Evelyn Schram

July 28, 2017 - September 5, 2017

Beatrice Evelyn Schram died September 5, 2017 in Mason. Born July 28, 1920 in Cheboygan, MI the daughter of William and Lillian Norton, she was raised in Lansing. She married Clarence Weiss in 1941, who predeceased her in 1949. As a single mom she raised her son Clarence in Mason, working at Wyeth, Hacker Realty and the State of Michigan, retiring in 1982. In 1959 she married George Schram and...
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Leland R. Crum

August 22, 1920 - September 4, 2017

Leland "Lee" R. Crum, age 97, passed away September 4, 2017. Born in Breckenridge, MI August 22, 1920 to the late Leland and Miriam Crum. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther after 73 years of marriage. He retired from Michigan Bell Telephone in 1980 after 40 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and flew as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He finished his military...
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Stephen W. Osborn

March 31, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Feisty and Non-Compliant - A Celebration of the Life of Stephen West OsbornStephen West Osborn, age 87, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born March 31, 1930 in Lansing, Michigan to Evelyn (Evans) and Burr Osborn, Stephen grew up in a three generation household with his grandparents and brothers. He attended East Lansing Public Schools and went on to earn a Bachelor...
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Robert Thomas Cross

March 20, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Robert T. Cross of Williamston, formerly of Lansing, age 86, passed away September 1, 2017. Robert was born March 20, 1931, Lansing, MI to Lee and Florence Cross. Bob worked with his father and brothers at Lee Cross and Son's Construction for many years. He then ventured to the State of Michigan where he worked for several years as the Building Maintenance Supervisor for the Capitol buildings...
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Raymond Eugene Piper, Sr.

June 1, 1936 - September 1, 2017

Raymond Eugene Piper, Sr.LansingBorn June 1, 1936 to Archie and Merle (Remus) Piper, passed away September 1, 2017 at the age of 81. He was born in Haslett, MI, was a proud graduate of Haslett High School class of 1954 and loved his family, friends and sports.Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and one great-granddaughter.Surviving is his wife, Mary; children, Raymond Jr. (Cathy),...
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Leonard Charles Sklar

November 27, 1958 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Diane Nelle Robertson

June 7, 1934 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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George J. Hensley

July 2, 1930 - August 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Agnes A. Miller

December 22, 1925 - August 27, 2017

Agnes Aileen Dolton Miller, born on December 22, 1925 in Bath, Michigan left her earthly home for heaven on August 27, 2017.She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Helen Dolton; husband Pete in 2002; daughter, Mary Helen Hamill; sisters, Joanne Gutzki and Betty Bollinger and close friend Velma Hunter. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Suzanne (Harry) Laidig, Nancy (Vincent)...
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Noel Stephen Walker

December 26, 1924 - August 25, 2017

Noel S. Walker, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born December 26, 1924 in Long Eaton, England, Noel joined the Canadian Royal Air Force as a navigator in WWII before attending McGill University in Montreal. He worked as a civil engineer for the State of Michigan Department of Transportation for many years, shaping the bridges of Michigan for...
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Gary Allen Ignat

December 30, 1946 - August 23, 2017

Gary Allen Ignat of Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of August 23rd, after a long battle with cancer. Gary was born on December 30, 1946 in Painsville Ohio and grew up on a small farm, in Perry, Ohio. Gary was preceded in death by his Mother Margaret and Father Elmer, and is reunited with his brothers Denny and Gail. Gary graduated from Bowling Green State University,...
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Thomas J. Hendricks

January 31, 1929 - August 17, 2017

Thomas J. Hendricks died quietly at home, in the beautiful woods surrounding Island Lake, in Gladwin County, with his children by his side.He was born on January 31, 1929 to Ruth Noreen and Thomas A. Hendricks in Flint Michigan. Thomas married his high school sweet heart, Jerrie Lou Lucas. They married for 28 years and together they had five children: Thomas, Terrie, Todd, Tim, and Trent. ...
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Lori Ann Olger

September 2, 1960 - August 17, 2017

Lori Ann Olger, 56, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Petoskey, Michigan. Born September 2, 1960 in Lansing, Michigan to Hubert "Mac" and Laura McDougall, Lori previously worked at Head Start as a preschool teacher and Dean Transportation. In her spare time, Lori liked to travel, golf, camp, swim, read, write poetry, and, above all, spend time with her family.She was preceded in death...
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Curtis Dean Reed

August 18, 1949 - August 16, 2017

Curt passed on August 16, 2017 following a valiant fight with heart disease. He was preceded by his mother Lucy (Furman) Reed and father Charles Reed. His surviving family includes his wife Shirley (Arnold) Reed; sons Charles Dean (Heather) Reed, Curtis Devon (Jaime) Reed; and 3 grandsons Alex, Aaron, Brendyn and one on the way. Curt drove a truck for Emery World Wide and Purolator. He has also...
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George Albert Baker

May 4, 1951 - August 16, 2017

George Albert BakerHaslettAge 66, passed away on August 16, 2017. George was born May 4, 1951 in Muskegon, MI to Maurice Robert and Yvonne (Schimke) Baker, Sr. He was a '69 graduate of Haslett High School and a night stocker at Meijer for 37 years. George enjoyed coin collecting, "collector hunter" and loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary...
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William Aloysius Holtgreive

July 16, 1927 - August 16, 2017

William A. Holtgreive, Jr. died on August 16, surrounded by his wife and children. He was 90 years (and one month) old and had recently celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary. For Bill, a good day was a productive day, and he had many good days. He spent his entire career working at Consumers Power Co. He started as an electrical engineering student as part of working internship program through...
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Marcia Lee Miller

July 9, 1966 - August 14, 2017

Marcia Lee Miller age 51, died August 14, 2017. She was born July 9, 1966 in Lansing, MI to Raymond and Sharon (West) Miller. Marcia loved movies and all types of flowers, especially roses. She had a great love for her family and enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Angie. Marcia is preceded in death by her father. Surviving to cherish her memory is her beloved daughter, Angie Thomas; mother,...
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George Russell Aaron

January 12, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Jack Nicklaus Morse

June 7, 1972 - August 12, 2017

Jack Nicklaus Morse, 45, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. Born June 7, 1972 in Lansing, Michigan, Jack loved the outdoors from an early age. He enjoyed camping, golfing, and simply being in nature. He was also an avid University of Michigan fan and enjoyed drawing. He is survived by his wife, Rori Bowers; her children, Abby and Aaron; his mother, Victoria MacDonald; his father, Gerald Morse...
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Betty Jean Larkin

October 3, 1929 - August 12, 2017

Sweet Betty passed away peacefully on August 12, 2017. She was born October 3, 1929 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Wayne and Adeline Martin.She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands George Freeman and Bob Larkin; brothers, Wayne and Dale Martin and sisters, Lela Kletke and Alice Charland.She is survived by her sister JoAnn Nagel; sons, George (Brenda) Freeman, Bob (Karen) Freeman...
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Walter Wayne Appel

December 8, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Our much loved husband and father, Walter W. Appel, died on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was our intellectual leader and our moral compass. He will be remembered for his love of learning and generosity of spirit. His loss leaves a hole in our hearts, but we know that Walter died with a strong faith in the love of the Lord and God's love for him.Born in Romeo, Michigan on December 8, 1935, Walter...
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William Jay VanEtten

July 16, 1947 - August 9, 2017

Bill VanEttenJuly 16, 1947-August 9, 2017It is with great sadness that our family marks the passing of Bill VanEtten, who died at the age of 70.He will be sorely missed by his many co-workers, friends and family, survived by his four children, William VanEtten III, Julie (Todd) Brown, Tristen (Ben) Dodge, Amy (Troy) Allarding, and 15 grandchildren. Also survived by his sister, Laska Bingham and...
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Annie Laurie Robinson

March 14, 1928 - August 9, 2017

Annie-Laurie (DeVries) Robinson East Lansing (formerly Williamston) March 14, 1928 - August 9, 2017On August 9, 2017, our loving mother, Annie-Laurie Robinson was ushered into the presence of her Savior and Lord and once again reunited with her husband, Richard L Robinson at the age of 89.Annie was born in Lansing, Michigan and spent most of her life residing in the community of...
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James Hanford Cuddeback

July 22, 1946 - August 6, 2017

East LansingJim Cuddeback unexpectedly and peacefully passed away in his home August 6th, 2017. In addition to his immediate family, James is survived by his brother Lawrence (Carey) and his sister Barbara Power (Marvin).James Cuddeback was born to Hanford and Marion (Westlake) Cuddeback July 22nd, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated Cass Tech High School in 1964, Michigan State University...
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Roger Lee Pixley

April 1, 1939 - August 4, 2017

Roger Lee Pixley, 78, went home to be with the Lord where he joined his princess Bella August 4, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Bath, Michigan. Roger was born in Lansing to Elmer and Wilma Pixley on April 1, 1939. Roger was a devoted MSU fan and season ticket holder for football and basketball for over 30 years. Roger's hobbies were fishing, hunting, bowling, golf and...
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Suzanne Marie Thiem

April 7, 1949 - August 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Ann H. DeZess

August 16, 1915 - August 3, 2017

Ann DeZess 101, of Okemos died August 3, 2017. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. Ann retired from GM / Fisher Body after 30 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1969.Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing, Michigan. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Funeral...
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Berman F. Prether

September 26, 1932 - July 31, 2017

Berman F. Prether, was born on September 26, 1932 in Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Paul and Grace (Swank) Prether, and passed away on July 31, 2017 at the age of 84. Berman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, he was a firefighter from 1955-1989, and was the Fireman Marshal of East Lansing. Berman enjoyed the spending time in the out-of-doors; especially fishing, hunting and camping...
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Ruth Frances Kirchen

January 5, 1921 - July 29, 2017

Ruth Kirchen was born in 1921 to John and Agatha Newman. Ruth's strength, humor, and beauty remained a constant to everyone in her presence until her peaceful passing on July 29th, 2017. The love of Ruth's life was Arthur O. Kirchen. She loved her family, music, sunshine, driving (until last January), tubing and wine-not particularly in that order, Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved Art,...
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Charles LeRoy Thompson

October 26, 1934 - July 29, 2017

Services will be at a later date.Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Marie Elaine Bower

May 3, 1935 - July 29, 2017

Marie E. Bower Bath Age 82, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2017. Marie was first and foremost a loving wife, mother and grandmother and devoted her life to nurturing her family. She treasured her faith and her many wonderful friends. Throughout her life she continually lent assistance to others in numerous ways, and she leaves behind a beautiful legacy of selflessness. Marie will be...
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Allison Irene Laurion

September 20, 1972 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Nikkol Patricia Allen

November 27, 1967 - July 26, 2017

Nikkol P. Allen, 49, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was born November 27, 1967 to Clarence and Mary (Ortman) Allen in Lansing, Michigan. After graduating from high school, Nikkol started a career in the dental industry, working in many different capacities. A beautiful, classy, and kind woman, Nikkol was the ray of sunshine for her family. She put love into...
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Thomas Dale Russell

December 29, 1944 - July 26, 2017

Thomas Dale Russell, 72, of East Lansing died peacefully at home July 26, 2017. Tom was born in Sandusky, Michigan on December 29, 1944 to the late John and Dorothy Russell. He was married August 19, 1972 to Gail who survives, along with their beloved daughter, Elizabeth (Tim) Thackaberry of Charleston, SC; siblings Robert (Claire) of Doylestown, PA; Kathleen (Joseph) Simeri of South Bend, IN;...
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William Arthur Clark

April 4, 1928 - July 24, 2017

William Arthur "Moose" Clark, 89, of East Lansing, MI (formerly of Lockport/Buffalo, NY), passed into Heaven on July 24,2017.Moose was born in Buffalo, New York, on April 4, 1928. He attended Amherst Central High School through the eleventh grade, but moved to Utica, NY, with his family and graduated from New Hartford High School in 1946. Moose aspired to be a professional baseball pitcher like...
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Hunter Charles Butcher

October 6, 1998 - July 22, 2017

Hunter Charles Butcher, 18, of Webberville, has gone to meet up with his Earthly and Heavenly Father, Grandfathers, Uncle, and Friends to Sing on Streets of Gold.Born October 6, 1998 to Jon and Robin Butcher in Asheville, North Carolina, Hunter lived his life with a love for his family and friends. Hunter loved to help people, was free spirited, and had a kind, beautiful soul. Hunter enjoyed...
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Danny Russian

November 16, 1984 - July 18, 2017

Danny Russian was born on November 16, 1984 in Farmington Hills, the son of George and Bonnie Russian, and died unexpectedly July 18, 2017 at the age of 32. Danny graduated from Okemos High School in 2003. He earned a degree in criminal justice from Lansing Community College. His true love was cooking. Long before cooking shows became popular, Danny would come home from school and watch the one...
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Marjorie R. Hammond Kennedy

June 19, 1921 - July 18, 2017

Marjorie R. Hammond Kennedy passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Lansing, MI, with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter by her side. She was born June 19, 1921 in Cranston, RI, the daughter of Frederick Eugene and Mildred Louise May Cumming Clarke. She lived most of her life in Reading, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Charles E. Hammond, and her...
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Marilyn M. Ledebuhr

January 18, 1929 - July 18, 2017

Marilyn Ruth Musselman LedebuhrMarilyn was born January 18, 1929 to Marion and Forrest Musselman and passed away peacefully in the presence of family July 18, 2017. She grew up and went through elementary, middle and high school in East Lansing and graduated in 1947. She then went to college at Ohio Wesleyan University for 4 years and graduated in June, 1951 with degrees in Home Economics and...
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John H. Williams

January 13, 1930 - July 18, 2017

John Williams went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 18, 2017. Born in Boston and raised in Nova Scotia and Waltham, Mass. John graduated from Waltham High in 1948, from Northwestern University (BS) in 1953 and with his Master's Degree in Science and Engineering from Harvard University. Mr. Williams worked as a Civil Engineer in fields of foundation, structure and highway...
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Dina Marie Keesler

November 2, 1961 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Bonnie J. Howard

July 23, 1928 - July 15, 2017

Bonnie Jean HowardOkemos, formerly WilliamstonBonnie Jean Howard, 88, of Okemos, passed away on July 15, 2017. She was born on July 23, 1928 to Charles and Thelma Grindling, of Mason, MI. Bonnie was active in many bridge clubs, was a member of Brook Hollow Country Club, loved playing golf and was a fabulous cook. She was very social, and was always going out to breakfast, lunch, dinners and...
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Eleanore G. Gilroy

March 14, 1925 - July 14, 2017

Eleanore "Ellie" Gilroy, 92 of Lansing, died July 14, 2017. In the garden of life, a Mother is the most beautiful flower. Cecil, her soulmate, Holly, her granddaughter and Nelson, her son preceded her. Mom is survived by her daughters; Cathy Smiley, Sharon (Alan) Ordiway, her son; Roger Gilroy and her brother; Frank Talentino. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren...
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Timothy Dan Willis

April 28, 1939 - July 13, 2017

Timothy Dan Willis, 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. Born April 28, 1939 in Lansing to Ellsworth and Violet (Valentine) Willis, Timothy grew up in the Okemos area. He worked for many years as the house parent for the State of Michigan School for the Blind. He was preceded in death by his parents. Timothy will be lovingly remembered by his daughter...
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John Patrick Reid

March 16, 1939 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Jerome Raymond Tuohy

December 24, 1918 - July 12, 2017

East Lansing and Alpena, MIJerome R. Tuohy was born December 24, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan to Austin and Mary Tuohy. Jerry died on July 12, 2017 at the age of 98. He graduated in 1937 from Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit. After working for Detroit Edison, Jerome joined the Army Air Corps and was a cadet at Mount Union College, in Alliance, Ohio. A veteran of the Fifth Air Force, he served...
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Theresa Delores Egan

August 10, 1939 - July 10, 2017

Theresa D. Egan, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2017. She was born August 10, 1939 to Casper and Mary (Oliverio) Fucile in Detroit, Michigan. She married William Egan on April 18, 1959 and together they raised two daughters. Theresa loved to spend time with her family, and though she struggled with Parkinson's Disease and its effects for many years, the memories of the...
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William T. Sledd

August 25, 1935 - July 6, 2017

William Tazwell Sledd III was born on August 25, 1935 in Murray, Kentucky. He is survived by his daughters Luanne (David) Price and Jane Sledd; grandchildren Laura (Andrew) Hartnett, Courtney (Tim Bell) Leavitt and Justin and Kyle Watkins as well as great-grand daughter Colette Hartnett. Also surviving are Bill's significant other Judith Morrigan and former wife Margery Clark-Lewis. He...
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Robert Kellogg Fairbanks

April 21, 1940 - July 4, 2017

Robert "Kelly" Fairbanks of Williamston passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2017 with his cherished wife Lex by his side. Kelly was born on April 21, 1940 in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of Robert and Mary (McAlvy) Fairbanks. Kelly was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Michigan State University after more than 25 gratifying years in the Administrative...
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Tapera A. Chiwocha

January 1, 1942 - July 1, 2017

Dr. Tapera Albert Chiwocha Sr., born January 1, 1942 in Mazowe, Zimbabwe, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. A favorite professor of many, he taught history at Lansing Community College for over 34 years. Dr. Chiwocha was a voracious reader. His favorite books spanned the gamut of non-fiction: philosophy, religion, politics, history, and biographies. He also enjoyed WINNING...
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M. Ellen Knickerbocker

December 18, 1929 - June 29, 2017

M. Ellen Knickerbocker, 87, of East Lansing, formerly of Fenton and Grand Blanc, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.Ellen was born Dec. 18, 1929 in Flint, the daughter of Walter and Susan (Agnetta) Piggott.Ellen graduated from Flint Central High School and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before her marriage to Stuart James Knickerbocker Dec. 29, 1951 at...
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Boyd Leroy Miller

June 2, 1925 - June 28, 2017

Boyd L. Miller of Haslett died peacefully at home Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 92.Mr. Miller, a native of Port Clinton, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio University, was retired from Michigan State University as an associate professor emeritus of journalism. Following his retirement, he taught for several years in MSU's Evening College program.Prior to his career in academe, Mr. Miller...
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Mark Douglas Mandenberg

October 1, 1952 - June 27, 2017

Mark Douglas Mandenberg (October 1, 1952 - June 27,2017) was a man of many talents who loved life and lived it to the fullest! He worked for Michigan's Department of Natural Resources for 28 years, turning railways into trail ways that countless nature-lovers enjoy year-round. An avid outdoorsman, he preferred stories of the woods to stories on television. He kept the freezer stocked with fish...
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John Leonard Parks

September 9, 1923 - June 26, 2017

John Leonard ParksEast Lansing, MichiganAged 93, was welcomed into the arms of his loving Savior on June 26, 2017. John was born September 9, 1923 to John and Marie (Oakes) Parks in Perry Township. He graduated from Perry High School in 1941 and then spent 3 years in the Air Force until WWII ended. His life's work was as a car hauler, a heavy equipment operator, and playing lead guitar in a band...
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Raymond C. Yerkie

July 30, 1921 - June 23, 2017

Raymond Charles Yerkie was born on July 30, 1921 to Charles and Elsie (Smith) Yerkie, and passed away at age 95, on June 23, 2017. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and wife Harriet Yerkie. Raymond was married to Harriet for 72 years; loved sailing and belonged to the Lansing Sailing Club. Raymond and Harriet were Florida snowbirds for over 25 years, he loved to travel and was a MSU...
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Margaret Elizabeth Mandenberg

May 17, 1923 - June 22, 2017

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Jai Bhagwan Jaglan

July 12, 1936 - June 22, 2017

The community of Okemos Michigan has lost an integral pillar named Sri Jai Bhagwan Jaglan, This great leader and spiritual teacher succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family on June 22, 2017.Sri Jai Jaglan is survived by his wife of 57 years, Raj; 4 daughters, Sunita Tonk, Parneeta Mann, Vanita Shori, Gayatree Jaglan; and many loving grandchildren, family and friends.Jai was a public prosecutor...
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Virginia Dawn Jones

March 23, 1932 - June 21, 2017

Virginia Dawn Jones of Haslett, MI, Age 85, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Virginia was born on March 23, 1932 in Sunfield, Michigan to Charles and Erma (Litchfield) Weeks. She was a resident of East Lansing and Haslett most of her life. She attended Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. She was employed at Michigan State University for 17 years...
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Virginia Gertrude Stewart

August 28, 1923 - June 20, 2017

Virginia Gertrude Stewart, age 93, passed away on June 20, 2017. She was born on August 28th, 1923, at the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Virginia lived in East Lansing, Michigan, for 48 years before moving to Lansing Township in 1971. She graduated from East Lansing High School in 1941, from Lansing Business University in 1943, and attended Michigan State University. She...
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Marilyn Jeanette Lee

December 1, 1931 - June 18, 2017

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Howard M. Comstock

February 12, 1941 - June 15, 2017

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Zeneida Gaddi Macalincag

May 28, 1933 - June 14, 2017

Zeneida Gaddi Macalincag, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She was born May 28, 1933 to Ramon and Emilia (Canlas) Gaddi in the Philippines. After graduating from dental school in the Philippines, Zeneida came to America and worked as a nurses' aide to senior citizens in Mason. She was devoted to God, and above all, Zeneida loved her family. She was preceded in death by...
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Dean W. Banks

August 25, 1930 - June 13, 2017

Dean Willard Banks Sr. of Haslett passed away on June 13, 2017 at the age of 86. He was born on August 25, 1930 in Lansing, MI., to Harvey and Mildred (Richmond) Banks. Dean proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years during the Korean conflict. He graduated from MSU with a BS degree in the college of business.Dean had a banking career for 36 years; upon his retirement he worked...
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Richard Gilpin Winter

January 14, 1930 - June 11, 2017

Richard Gilpin Winter of Lansing passed on June 11, 2017 in Grand Ledge. Dick was born in East Lansing on January 14, 1930, the second son of Orrin and Ethel Winter. Richard retired from the State of Michigan Department of Mental Health in 1995. Prior to that he worked at Sparrow Hospital Department of Billing and Collections.Dick's hobbies included following the MSU Spartans and Detroit Tigers,...
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Donald Hillman

January 10, 1929 - June 10, 2017

Donald HillmanEast Lansing(1/10/1929-6/10/2017) was the son of Louis and Anna (Baker) Hillman from Deckerville, Michigan. He married Mary Richardson July 7, 1951. Together they had seven children: Dr. Donald (Helen) Hillman, Louis Hillman, Richard (Teresa) Hillman, Mary Lou (Keith) Schwaner, Christine (Paul) Lacroix, Ann (Jeff) Leipprandt and Lisa (Tom) Rolka. They also had 19 grandchildren: Dr....
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Jack Stephen Bos

August 17, 1951 - June 8, 2017

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Donald G. Kaiser

September 15, 1921 - June 7, 2017

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Francis Anthony Breen

July 21, 1937 - June 7, 2017

Francis Anthony Breen, Jr., born July 21, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. After receiving a medical school scholarship to attend Thomas Jefferson University, Francis enlisted in the US Army and became a Major in the Medical Corp during the Vietnam War. He served his residency at Misericordia Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1975,...
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James Brian McFarland

March 20, 1948 - June 6, 2017

James Brian McFarland was born March 20, 1948 in Hancock, Michigan, to Dalton and Esther (Morse) McFarland. He died of natural causes on June 6, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. James was a passionate advocate for issues related to health, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He devoted himself to the arts and to making the world a better place.Jim graduated from East Lansing High School in...
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Marget Patterson

April 29, 1923 - June 4, 2017

Marget Patterson of East Lansing, age 94, passed away into eternity to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with a long illness. She was born to Mortimer and Margaret Smyth on April 29, 1923 in Sarnia, Canada. She served as a volunteer for the Red Cross "Gray Ladies" during the early 1960's and was a member and served with the Women's Auxiliary at St. Katherine's...
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Myron Kingsbury Scott

December 9, 1943 - June 4, 2017

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