Our Obituaries

Ralph Martin Hayden

November 20, 1922 - February 19, 2017

Ralph Martin Hayden, 94, of East Lansing, passed away on February 19, 2017 at the Willows of East Lansing. Ralph was born on November 20, 1922, the son of Larry and Mary (Wood) Hayden. Ralph worked for Buick as a time keeper and retired after 45 years of service. No services will be held, final entombment will be in the mausoleum at Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. MIThe family is being...
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Richard Arthur Fata

November 5, 1929 - February 18, 2017

Our beloved patriarch Richard Fata joined our heavenly Father on February 18, 2017 at the age of 87. He was a devout Catholic, loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and a very proud Italian. He was born on November 5, 1929 to John and Julia (Coscarelli) Fata. He grew up in Lansing, MI and worked with his parents at the John Fata Confectionary where he honed his entrepreneurial skills and...
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Rick Garcia

November 24, 1963 - February 15, 2017

Ricardo "Rick" del Rosario Garcia passed away February 15, 2017 at the age of 53. Rick was born in Keflavik, Iceland November 24, 1963 to Rueben and Avalina (del Rosario) Garcia. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 19, 1-3 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI.Those desiring may make contributions in memory of Rick to Sparrow...
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Thelma M. Vandervoort

October 24, 1922 - February 12, 2017

Thelma M. "Tommy" VandervoortOkemosAge 94, passed away February 12, 2017. Thelma was born October 24, 1922 in Rapid River, MI to Manfred John and Christine Josephine (Bergman) Bergquist. She met her husband during WWII on a blind date and later they married and moved to East Lansing where they lived for seven years and then Okemos for 63 years. She was a member of Okemos Community Church; loved...
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Barbara Jane Dominguez

March 14, 1925 - February 11, 2017

Barbara Jane Dominguez, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, age 91. Barbara was born to Francis Brow and Timothy Murphy at the Detroit Women's Hospital in 1925. She met her husband Dr. C. Thomas Dominguez, while both attended Michigan State University. Together, they traveled the globe, practiced photography, and had two children. Barbara was a strong woman, keeper of lifelong friends and collector...
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Ethel Emiline Gaedke

January 26, 1919 - February 10, 2017

Ethel E. "Anne" Gaedke, age 98 died February 10, 2017. Anne was born in East Jordan, MI on January 26, 1919 to Alfred and Mary Reich and spent the majority of her years living in Mason, MI. Anne enjoyed spending winters for many years in Zephyhrills, FL, camping, traveling and square dancing with her husband of 65 years, Volney, who preceded her in death in 2010. She was a great storyteller who...
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Rita Eleanor Shetiah

January 30, 1937 - February 9, 2017

Age 80, passed away February 9, 2017. She was born January 30, 1937 in Detroit, MI to Leo and Mary (Nickols) Dion. Rita taught in the Waverly school district at Park and Colt Elementary. Her hobbies were reading, watching TV and enjoying movies. She will be greatly missed by her many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Tawfik Shetiah;...
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Lucy Getty

May 11, 1935 - February 7, 2017

Lucy was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 11, 1935 to Coran and Khasvart Sarkisian. She is preceded in death by her parents; Coran and Khasvart Sarkisian, her brother; Simon Sarkissian and sister; Dorothy Mosher and is survived by her brother; John Sarkissian as well as several nieces and nephews. She was a proud Armenian-American, spoke the Armenian language fluently, and taught her daughters...
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Louise M. Sause

August 4, 1912 - February 7, 2017

Louise M. Sause of East Lansing Michigan died peacefully at her home on February 7, 2017, at the age of 104. A professor emeritus at Michigan State University, she joined its fledgling Education Department in 1954 after receiving a doctorate from Columbia University. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on August 4, 1912, she was the oldest of four children of Michael J. and Margretta Reisinger Sause. A...
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Robert Everett Martin

April 23, 1931 - February 5, 2017

Robert "Bobo" Martin, 85, of Okemos and Elk Lake, MI passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017. Born on April 23, 1931 in New Brighton, PA to Everett and Dorothy Martin. He graduated Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1948 where he played center on the football team and was elected president of his senior class. Bobo attended Michigan State College (University) in 1948, graduating in 1952. During his...
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Ronald A. Robinson

June 26, 1940 - February 4, 2017

Ronald Alexander RobinsonRon was born on June 26, 1940 in Fort Benning, GA to 1st Lieutenant Howard Robinson, MD and Mary Doreen (Sloan) Robinson of Wayne, MI and passed away February 4, 2017. Ron attended school throughout the ninth grade and was active in the Boy Scouts. He enrolled and graduated from Riverside Military Academy of Gainesville, GA in May, 1958. He proudly served his country in...
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Gerald Dale Ludden

September 9, 1937 - February 1, 2017

Gerald Ludden, our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully February 1, 2017 at the age of 79 surrounded by his loving family. Born to the late Kathryn and Frank Ludden of Quincy, IL. Gerald received his PHD in mathematics from Notre Dame University and then taught at MSU for 50 years. He helped start the Champs Program at MSU, bringing area...
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Dale O. Grettenberger

June 27, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Dale O. Grettenberger passed away on Sunday January 29, 2017. Dale was born on June 27, 1933 in Okemos MI to Herman Jake and Margaret (Ley) Grettenberger. He grew up on the family farm, graduating from Okemos High School in 1951. In 1954, Dale moved to Hatch Road with his step-mother Alice (Miller Cole) Grettenberger and younger brother Charles. Dale enlisted in the Army, spending time in Fort...
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Gary W. Chapman

July 3, 1967 - January 26, 2017

Gary passed away January 26, 2017 at the age of 49, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born July 3, 1967 in Novato, CA. He graduated from Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, TX and Texas A & M, class of 1989 with a degree in Environmental Design, and also MSU Turf Grass Management Program. He had a career with Natural Course Design...
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George H. Swanson

January 6, 1930 - January 26, 2017

George Swanson of East Lansing and Williamston went to be with his Lord on January 26 at the age of 87. He was born in Superior, Wisconsin to Ernest and Mildred Swanson on January 6, 1930, the oldest of four children.After high school, George enlisted in the Air Force where he proudly served as a Control Tower operator. While stationed in Alabama during basic training, he met his first love,...
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Glenn David Berkheimer

June 19, 1927 - January 25, 2017

Glenn David Berkheimer was born June 19, 1927 in Blue Knob Pennsylvania. Immediately after graduating from high school in 1945, he joined the U.S. Naval Air Force and became an Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class. He received his B.S. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. Glenn taught chemistry and physics in high schools in...
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Kenneth W. Woods

October 12, 1947 - January 25, 2017

Kenneth William Woods passed peacefully among family on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born on October 12, 1947 to William and Cecelia Woods in Bay City, MI where he lived with his two sisters, Carole and Sally, and graduated from Bay City Central in 1965. He attended Michigan State University where he met his wife, Bonnye. They were united in marriage on March 22, 1969 in Northville, MI...
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Eldora Eldora Spooner

January 30, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Mildred Eldora Spooner, Williamston, Michigan was born January 30, 1925 to Herbert & Lela Shine. She passed away Jan 25, 2017 at the age of 91.Eldora was employed by MSU as a Lab Technician for 28 years and raised a family of four children. She was a leader and active in 4H, enjoyed her exercise class at Meridian Mall, and loved to garden. She was very active in her church, the First...
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Phyllis Hargrave Hotaling

July 23, 1923 - January 21, 2017

Phyllis Hargrave Hotaling, age 93, passed away on January 21, 2017. Born July 23, 1923 on a farm in Okemos, she attended Button, a one room school through the 8th grade. She graduated from Okemos High School in 1941. Phyllis then attended Acme Business College in Lansing followed by employment at Oldsmobile and East Lansing State Bank. Her next employment opportunity was as secretary of Edgewood...
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Robert Milton Green

November 4, 1933 - January 21, 2017

Robert Milton Green, 83, of Okemos passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.He was born Nov. 4, 1933 to Henry Milton and Bertha Williamson Green in Fries, VA. As a young man growing up in a small town, Bob dreamed of going to new and exciting places, and that he did. While attending Emory and Henry College, Bob met his soon to be wife, Clara while working as a...
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Jeffrey Alan Ballor

June 15, 1968 - January 20, 2017

Jeffrey Alan Ballor was born on June 15, 1968 in Lansing, Michigan and passed away on January 20, 2017.He is survived by his mother Karen Jackson (Vic), father William Ballor (Pam), sister Jody Burgess (Robert), step-siblings Vic Jackson Jr. (Mary), Kevin Jackson (Laurie), Wendy Wallander (James), Kelly Jackson, Gene Jackson (Kelly), Robin Jackson (Kim), Kerry Jackson (Tammy), Staci Renteria (Dan...
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Kristin Marie Pangman

January 31, 1970 - January 20, 2017

Kristin Marie Pangman, age 46, of Lansing, MI passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2017 and now rests safely in heaven. Kris, the daughter of Robert and Marie (Engelhardt) Pangman was born on January 31, 1970 in Lansing, and grew up in Okemos. As a student, Kris played the flute and swam competitively, although splashing in the pool with friends gave her the most joy. She graduated from...
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Joseph G. Bierwagen

February 29, 1924 - January 20, 2017

Joseph "Joe" BierwagenLansingOur loving Dad, Joe, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 and was reunited with his wife, Frances. He was born February 29, 1924 (leap year) in South Bend, IN to Joseph and Mary Bierwagen. His family moved to Owosso, MI where he spent his childhood, graduated in 1942 from St. Paul's Catholic HS and there met Frances Mahaney. Joe served his country in the Army during...
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Maryam M. Karimi

December 25, 1915 - January 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Richard Phillip Kelley

February 15, 1936 - January 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Kenneth E. Beard

September 11, 1921 - January 17, 2017

Kenneth E Beard passed away January 17, 2017. He was born September 11, 1921. Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, Michigan.
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John A. Bolton

May 13, 1926 - January 17, 2017

John (Jack) A. Bolton of Williamston age 89, passed away on January 17, 2017. Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather has gone to be with the love of his life and wife of 62 years, who preceded him in 2009. Jack and Marilyn (Tooley) were married on November 25, 1947. He was the son of John and Ruth Bolton of Haslett, from which he graduated. He joined the military and served in...
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Edward Earl Jones

October 16, 1930 - January 17, 2017

Edward E. Jones, Jr, of Okemos, MI passed away at age 86 on January 17, 2017. Born on October 16, 1930 and raised in East Lansing, MI, he was the only child to Doris and Edward E. Jones Sr. He was a 1948 graduate of East Lasing High School and 1952 Graduate of Michigan State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He married his high school sweetheart, Lois Brumm, in...
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Lewis H. Greenberg

January 9, 1942 - January 16, 2017

Lewis Greenberg was born on January 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, and passed away on January 16, 2017 at the age of 75. Lewis earned his BS, MS and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at MSU. He became a professor in computer science, advancing to Director of Operations of the MSU Computer Laboratory. His career spanned 35 years until his retirement in 2002. During the onset of the computer age,...
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Robert Eugene Mosher

September 27, 1920 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Billee V. Lewis

May 2, 1924 - January 15, 2017

Billee Vivian Lewis (nee Schlichte) died on January 15th at age 92. Billee was born in Pontiac, Michigan on May 2nd, 1924. She grew up in Flint where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1942. She married Dr Thomas E. Lewis in 1951 and they had four daughters. She lost her husband in 2015 after 64 years of marriage.In their later years, Billee and Thomas...
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Gerald Glenn Lacey

September 18, 1934 - January 14, 2017

Gerald Glenn Lacey was born to eternal life to live in the house of the Lord on January 14, 2017.Gerald ("Jerry") was born on September 18, 1934, the son of Harry and Kathleen Lacey. He was raised with three brothers in Detroit, Michigan where after completing High School continued on to attend the University of Detroit Mercy earning a Bachelor's Degree in business.Jerry served two years in the U...
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Michael Alan Waters

August 3, 1955 - January 14, 2017

Michael Alan WatersEast LansingAge 61, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born August 3, 1955 in Frankfort, Michigan to Norman and Patricia (Kibby) Waters. He grew up in Frankfort, graduated from Frankfort High School and went on to attend Flint Barber School. After working for a short time as a barber in Traverse City, Mike moved to East Lansing,...
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Marjorie Cecelia Clemetsen

April 1, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Marjorie Cecelia Clemetsen, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. She was born on April 1, 1926 to Carl and Laura (Schaner) Hipley in Hart, Michigan. She married Gerald H. Clemetsen and together they raised three children. She will be lovingly remembered by them: Kim (Eric) Brown, Eric (Helen) Clemetsen, and Kurt (Midge) Clemetsen; her grandchildren,...
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A. Richard Ash

January 15, 1940 - January 10, 2017

A. Richard Ash age 76 died on January 10, 2017. He was born January 15, 1940 in Washington D.C. to Arlington and Lily (Rousseau) Ash. "Dick" Ash was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his beloved wife Lynne of 55 years; two sons, Timothy (Patricia) Ash and William (Lisa) Ash; 6 grandchildren, Kenneth, Brandon, Alec, Taylor, Tory, Alyssa Ash; and 2 great-grandchildren...
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Ruth Oprea

June 29, 1927 - January 9, 2017

Ruth Oprea, 89, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. She was born on June 29, 1927 in Lithuania to Otto and Minna Bendig. She spent much of her childhood in Hanover, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1950 with her husband, John Oprea Sr. and two young children. From there, they built their own American Dream. Ruth loved to be social and spend time with...
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Marcia Pederson

June 14, 1954 - January 8, 2017

Marcia Brooke Pederson (nee May), 62, died January 8, 2017, after complications from Multiple Sclerosis. Born in Lansing on June 14, 1954, she was the younger daughter of the late Clyde and Elaine May. She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Timothy Pederson of The Villages, FL; her two children, Brooke (Peter) Lund of St Joseph, MI and Brad (Lindsey) Pederson of Chicago, IL; her...
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Cathy Ann Strand

January 16, 1951 - January 8, 2017

Cathy Ann Strand, age 65, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017. She was born on January 16th, 1951 in Detroit Michigan to Mike and Ann Rinaldi. She was a lifelong Michigan resident. Cathy was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. She also received her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Detroit. She worked for several different agencies, but she met her future...
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Katherine Andrea Johnston

October 14, 1945 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Anthony Michael Rushak

June 26, 2001 - January 3, 2017

Anthony Michael Rushak, age 15 of East Lansing, passed away on January 3, 2017. Anthony was a student at both Okemos and Stevenson High Schools. He loved playing soccer, lacrosse, karate and football. His hobbies included snowboarding, mountain biking, xbox, swimming and "just chillin." Anthony also enjoyed visiting Traverse City, Ludington State Park, and the Meridian Mall. He was preceded in...
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Lenegene Brooks

November 10, 1922 - January 3, 2017

Lenegene Brooks, born November 10, 1922, in Williamston, MI went to be with Jesus on January 3, 2017 at the age of 94. Lenegene thoroughly enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening, playing the piano and baking delicious pies; she also loved spending time with her family, especially riding the gator with her grandkids. Lenegene was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald of 64 years on May 22,...
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Brett Cameron Robinson

November 26, 1968 - December 30, 2016

After a lifetime of epic battles with cancer that he so often won, Brett Cameron Robinson passed away peacefully in his East Lansing, Michigan home surrounded by loved ones December 30, 2016. Born November 26, 1968 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Brett was second oldest of five children of parents, Jim and Sherry Robinson. Brett is survived by his parents; his sister, Shawn; brothers, Travis, Clayt,...
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Charles Philip Lott

October 9, 1919 - December 27, 2016

Our dear father passed to eternal life with his Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2016, at Sparrow Hospital. Charlie was born October 9, 1919, in Kokomo, IN, to Charles S. and Opal (Reed) Lott. He started his school years in Mishawaka, then South Bend, IN. At age 14 he earned Eagle Rank in the Boy Scouts of America. In 1935, the family moved to Waterville, ME, due to the Great Depression. He...
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Jane Lee Belden

June 9, 1921 - December 26, 2016

Jane Lee Belden, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, passed from this life peacefully December 26th, 2016. Jane was born in Xenia, Ohio, June 6th, 1921, to Elizabeth and Fred Belden. Jane's early years were remarkable for spending time with her grandfather Shoup at the family farm in Dayton. She often reminisced of driving the team of draft horses with wagon loads of hay and thrilled to...
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Doris Marie Sutherland

August 16, 1920 - December 24, 2016

Doris Marie Sutherland, 96, passed away on December 24, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. She was born August 16, 1920 in Hadley, Michigan to Charles and Gladys Sutherland. Doris graduated from Hadley High School in 1938, MSNC (now Eastern Michigan University), the University of Colorado, and Western Michigan. She was a school librarian for 30 years in Grand Haven and Lansing schools. ...
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Joseph M. Archer

January 21, 1945 - December 19, 2016

Joseph M. Archer, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016 in Okemos, Michigan. He was born and raised in New Concord, OH to Steve and Martha (Crawford) Archer. He moved to Michigan in 1983 and settled in the Okemos area. He worked as a custodian at Okemos Community Church and Okemos Public Schools. Joe's happiest hours were spent fishing, wherever he could rent a boat and get...
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George Edson Smith

July 8, 1926 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Jerry Marvin Larson

July 15, 1929 - December 18, 2016

Jerry Marvin Larson hung up his catcher's mitt, cleats and coaching hat for the final time on December 18, 2016. Jerry was born in Detroit Michigan on July 15, 1929. He graduated from Western High School lettering in baseball and cross country. Jerry had a love of baseball, playing hardball, softball, umpiring, coaching, and even coaching/playing in a senior league in Florida until he was 80...
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Fred Bruce Bauries

December 16, 1935 - December 16, 2016

Fred Bruce Bauries, 81, East Lansing, MI, peacefully joined his creator and his lovely wife, MJ, December 16, 2016. He was born to Fred and Loretta Bauries on Dec. 16, 1935 in Chicago, IL. Fred received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. In 1968, in the days of metal type, he worked as a journeyman typesetter with Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. An excellent...
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William H. Cruse

April 6, 1926 - December 15, 2016

William H. Cruse, 90, of East Lansing (formerly Okemos, Traverse City and Siesta Key, FL) died on Dec. 15, 2016. Bill was born on April 6, 1926, in Jackson, Michigan, graduated from Sexton High School Lansing, Michigan in January 1945. He served in the Navy from 1945 -1946, and then received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from MSU in 1950. Owner of Tape Recording Industries...
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Dorothy Jean Alzubaydi

November 1, 1944 - December 13, 2016

Alzubaydi, Dorothy (Rankin) died December 13, 2016 at the age of 72. She leaves her loving husband John of 50 years; 4 children; Sam (Olga) Alzubaydi of Midland, Mike (Xia) of Alpharetta, GA., Jean Bennett (Keith) of Marietta, GA., and Todd of Stutgart, Germany; she also leaves behind 3 grandchildren; Alicia, Michael Jr. Alzubaydi and Ian Bennett. Dorothy was an officer for 15 years with the...
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Herbert Leroy Jones

February 27, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Herbert L. Jones of Okemos, Mich., a retired fundraising executive who devoted much of his spare time to charitable causes, died Dec. 12 at the age of 87 following a short illness.Although he retired in 1992, Mr. Jones remained active until recent years in several charitable organizations, providing consulting services to the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, the Edyvean Repertory Theater, the Urban...
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Bob C. Davis

March 31, 1923 - December 11, 2016

Born March 31,1923 in Ithaca, MI, the son of Dee and Emiline. He died Dec 11,2016 at the age of 93.He lived in Lansing, Howell, Ionia, Fl. and Houghton Lake. He graduated Eastern High School. He served is the U.S. Army.He worked for Consumer Power Co. as an area manager and retired in 1981.He loved his family and time spent at Houghton Lake. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Violet...
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Fred Michael Ditzenberger

October 13, 1957 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Richard J. Baker

January 26, 1923 - December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Richard J. Baker, 93, of Lansing, formerly of Haslett, reunited with his wife of 72 years, Leone, together again for eternity. The world has one less amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, carpenter, & Tigers fan. Dick was born January 26, 1923, the son of Erastus & Anna Baker. He grew up living on Lake Lansing with two brothers & two sisters...
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Madge Rita Jacolik

March 10, 1922 - December 6, 2016

Madge Rita Jacolik, age 94, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Burcham Hills Retirement Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Born in Brighton England, she was one of eleven children and emigrated to Ontario after World War II. She is predeceased by previous husbands Jack Mackenzie of Sarnia, Ontario, and Ted Jacolik of Port Huron; her son, Gregory Niven Mackenzie of Texas; and grandson, Adrian...
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Vivian Esther Najjar

May 4, 1934 - November 30, 2016

Vivian Esther Najjar of East Lansing, MI., was born on May 4, 1934 in Chicago, IL., the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna (Scholz) Berquist, has passed away November 30, 2016 at the age of 82. She was a resident of East Lansing, MI., There are no funeral services scheduled at this time. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel. On line condolences may be made...
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Dorothy Marie McMillan

April 1, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Dorothy Marie McMillan, was born April 1, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Brittan Arnold and Leila (Edwards) Arnold, and passed away on November 29, 2016 at the age 92. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her devoted husband Donald, her brother J.B. Arnold and sister Mildred Hoffman. Surviving to cherish her memory are her two sons; Wally (Ann) McMillan, and Jim (Myra) McMillan; 5...
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Jean O. Devendorf

February 25, 1916 - November 26, 2016

Jean O. DevendorfEast LansingBorn February 25, 1916 in Guelph, Ontario, to George Sunley and Beatrice Carter Sunley, passed away November 26, 2016 at the age of 100. Jean retired from Michigan State University in 1977, was a member of Edgewood United Church, and was a lifetime member of The Friends of Historic Meridian. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and traveling.She was preceded in...
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Eleanor L. Fabian-Long

October 31, 1922 - November 25, 2016

Eleanor Fabian- Long died on November 25, 2016 at the age of 94. She was born on October 31, 1922 in Dysart, Iowa to John Arthur (Art) and Gertrude A Ellingson. Eleanor attended the University of Iowa then married John Robert Fabian who was a World War II Pilot. In 1994 Eleanor married Dr. Charles O. Long, also a World War II pilot; they enjoyed traveling during their 22 years together to...
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Lester King Carpenter

August 8, 1925 - November 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Julie Christine Achterberg

March 11, 1970 - November 21, 2016

Julie Achterberg, 46, entered Heaven's gates on Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home in Haslett, Michigan. She was born March 11, 1970 in Lansing, Michigan to Kenneth and Jeanette (Fishburn) Achterberg. An English and Biology dual major in college, Julie went on to teach a variety of subjects and students, and for the last 16 years has taught at Okemos High School. Her joy was working...
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Rose Mary Hancock

May 23, 1945 - November 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Brian M. Newport

November 7, 1960 - November 19, 2016

Age 56, passed away November 19, 2016. Brian was born November 7, 1960, in Owosso, MI to Dale Newport and Mary Wendt. Brian was a devoted husband and proud father. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping and hunting. Brian was a resident of East Lansing for thirteen years and was a member of the local Carpenters' Union #1004.He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jennifer; daughter, Morgan ...
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Robert Vern Bamford

July 21, 1922 - November 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Everett W. Downing

August 5, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Barbara A. Sukenik

October 7, 1944 - November 17, 2016

Sukenik, Barbara Brisse of Okemos, Michigan passed away peacefully with her loving sister, Sue and several close friends by her side on November 17, 2016 at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. Barb was born in Brooklyn, New York and was the eldest daughter of the late Gerard and Thelma Brisse. She spent her formative years in Livonia, MI and graduated from Ladywood High School and then earned both...
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Nelson E. Gilroy

June 24, 1947 - November 17, 2016

Gilroy, Nelson "Nelly", 69, of Pentwater, formerly of East Lansing, passed away November 17, 2016. He fought a short, but courageous battle with family and friends by his side. Nelson was born June 24, 1947 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Cecil F. Gilroy and Eleanor G. Gilroy (Talentino).Nelson, president and founder of Capital Insurance Services, worked as an insurance producer for more than 40...
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Lawrence Chung-Lee Su

May 2, 1936 - November 17, 2016

Lawrence Chung-Lee Su, 80 of Okemos, died November 17, 2016. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; sons, Lawrence (Angela) Su, William (Mary) Su, John (Cindy) Su and Robert (Laura) Su. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, November 22nd, 11am, at the Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In...
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Dorothy Eloise Berkes

July 31, 1934 - November 16, 2016

Dorothy Eloise (DeGeneres) Berkes, age 82, passed on November 16, 2016, at her home in East Lansing, Michigan. Beloved wife to the late Richard. Loving mother to Martha Berkes-Rooker. Grandmother to Karl Rooker and Benjamin (Brenna) Morlock. Dear sister to David (Yvonne) Generes, Sidney (Helen) Generes, and the late William (Virginia) Generes, Duane Generes and Norma Cochran. Eloise was born on...
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Timothy Cornfield

March 1, 1952 - November 15, 2016

Timothy "Tim" Cornfield, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. He was born on March 1, 1952 to Earl and Kathleen (Haynes) Cornfield in Muskegon, MI. Tim attended Whitehall High School and went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Guidance Counseling from Central Michigan University, graduating in...
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Randall Merle Gray

April 26, 1959 - November 14, 2016

Randall Merle Gray 57, of Lansing died November 14, 2016. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel. Funeral service 12 p.m. Saturday with visitation one hour prior at the funeral home.
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Frank Parkes Thonger

December 16, 1921 - November 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Robert Willard Haun

May 3, 1949 - November 10, 2016

Robert Willard Haun, of Lansing, passed away Thursday, November 10th after a long illness. Robert is survived by his wife Carolyn; daughter Katherine; mother-in-law Mary Ellen Smith; and his mother, Estelle.Robert was raised in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating W.E. Stebbins High School, Robert was a member of the first graduating class of the James Madison College at Michigan State University...
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Frederick William Fabian

May 27, 1928 - November 10, 2016

Frederick William Fabian Jr., age 88, of East Lansing, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016. He was born on May 27, 1928 in Lansing, Michigan, graduated from East Lansing High School in 1948, and received a Journalism degree from Michigan State University in 1952. Fred was an account manager for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance in the mid-Michigan area for 28 years, and was...
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Jack Lee Morrow

March 30, 1954 - November 6, 2016

Morrow, Jack LeeOf Williamston, MIFormerly of Lansing, MIAge 62, Jack was taken home to ride his Harley amongst the clouds in heaven on November 6, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years Joane (Jodie) Morrow; 3 children, Josh, Jodi Jean, and January Morrow. Faithful companions Minnie & Daisy, along with 11 grandkids, 6+ great grandkids, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and many other family...
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Marilyn DeGroot Casler

October 15, 1939 - November 5, 2016

Marilyn DeGroot Casler, 77, of Haslett, MI passed away November 5, 2016. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI October 15, 1939 to Francis and Constance (Glapa) Meyer. Marilyn was an RN and worked on the Addictions Unit at St. Lawrence Hospital for 30 years. Marilyn had a great sense of humor. She loved reading, the beach, lighthouses, shells, and her weekly lunch at Olive Garden. She adored her...
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Astrid Hansen

June 14, 1927 - November 2, 2016

Astrid Marie Hansen, 89, died November 3, 2016 as a result of a fall. She is survived by her son, Knud (Kay) Hansen, and grandchildren Anne (Jim) Curtis, Molly (Scot Deming) Brown, Erin (Alicia Verdier) Hansen, and Lauren Hansen and Igor Houwat. She will be missed by all, but especially by her great grandchildren Jimmy, Nicole, Nolan, Aidan and Meredith, who welcomed her smile, open arms and...
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Linda June Botke

December 3, 1948 - November 2, 2016

Linda J. Botke, was born on December 3, 1948 in Lansing Michigan. Daughter of the late Opal "Red" Shaw and Beulah Maxine Long and passed away on November 2, 2016 at the age of 67. Linda enjoyed crocheting, knitting and loved to make gifts for family and friends. She was an avid reader, loved reading and enjoyed movies, especially the classics. Linda had a special love for her family; she never...
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Joyce Helen Neilson

April 7, 1926 - November 2, 2016

Joyce Helen (Asselin) Neilson transitioned into glory November 2, 2016 at the age of 90, surrounded by her loving family and the compassionate staff at Burcham Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation. A mother, daughter, sister, aunt, gramma, Nana, friend and so much more to so many. Joyce was born on April 7, 1926 in Saginaw Michigan. She married John C. Neilson Jr. who predeceased her in...
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Shirley Marie Wear

September 25, 1936 - October 25, 2016

Shirley Marie Wear, born September 25, 1936 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Dale and Ruth (Mansfield) Young, passed away on October 25, 2016 at the age of 80.Shirley was a strong and loving mother. She loved her family and grandchildren. She was a sales clerk at Freddy's donuts for twenty five years. Shirley lived a quiet life and will be greatly missed.She was preceded in death by her...
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John William Anderson

January 5, 1932 - October 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Frank John Schultz

September 7, 1924 - October 18, 2016

On October 18, 2016, Frank Schultz completed his earthly mission as a loving husband to his bride of sixty-six years, Bernice (Eppler) Schultz; and father to five good kids: Brant (Jean) Schultz, Brenda (Steve) Frantz, Terri (Michael) Shapiro, Jan (David) Trierweiler and Jeff (Loralee) Schultz, as well as his Ten amazing grandchildren and two great grandchildren; Matthew, Lucas, Brian, Casey,...
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Georgia Ann Solem

September 18, 1930 - October 14, 2016

Georgia Ann was born on September 18, 1930 in Lansing, and passed away October 14, 2016 at the age of 86. Georgia enjoyed traveling, sewing and hunting for antiques. Volunteerism was an important part of Georgia's life. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and she will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James R. Solem and daughter, Sandra Kay. ...
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Gerald Lee Heiden

January 31, 1949 - October 14, 2016

Gerald (Jerry) Heiden born January 31, 1949 passed away October 14, 2016, at the age of 67. Gerald was preceded in death by his father Herman Heiden. He is survived by his mother, Lydia Heiden and two sisters, Rosemary Pasch and Yvonne Heiden. Gerald graduated from Bath High School in 1967; was a plumber/pipe-fitter for over 30 years. He built six houses over the course of his life. He was...
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George Johnnie Szegedy

June 28, 1961 - October 13, 2016

George Johnnie Szegedy age 55, passed away October 13, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children at his home in Webberville, Michigan. He peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom he came to know and love in 1994.George was a loving husband and father. He would have been married to his wife, Sharon, for 29 years on October 23rd. He is survived by Sharon, his three children;...
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Shirley Ann Deering

September 26, 1926 - October 11, 2016

Shirley Ann (Ruth) Deering, who died peacefully at her daughter's home on October 11, 2016, was born on September 26, 1926, and world was never the same!!! Shirley was the oldest of two daughters born to George and Catherine Ruth in Detroit, MI. The family would move to Tawas City in the late 1940's.Shirley was married to Robert Deering in August, 1950, widowed in March, 1952 and gave birth to...
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Gerald Ralph Spalding

January 29, 1936 - October 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Terrell Ann Weinlander

March 23, 1954 - October 11, 2016

Terri (Terrell) Ann Weinlander of East Lansing, was born on March 23, 1954 in Detroit (Harper Woods) Michigan, and passed away on October 11, 2016 at the age of 62. Terri is preceded in death by her brother, Joe Torongo. Terri is survived by husband, Dan, daughter, Stacey, parents, Reba and Joe, and mother-in-law, Evie.Terri was born in Harper Woods to Reba and Joseph Torongo on March 23rd, 1954....
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Betty Graber

March 8, 1925 - October 11, 2016

Betty (Houston) Graber (nee Friedlander)Betty Graber died peacefully of natural causes on a warm afternoon, October 11, 2016, after a life full of experience and service. Betty was born in Brooklyn NY on March 8, 1925, the youngest of three siblings. She graduated high school early and was selected for a special program to draw aircraft blueprints during WWII. From there, she bravely journeyed...
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Judith Holt

August 31, 1939 - October 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Bryson Andrew Dickey

July 10, 1966 - October 8, 2016

The largest of hearts in our world stopped beating unexpectedly in the early morning hours of October 8, 2016. Bryson Andrew Dickey left this earth to rest in the arms of our Creator for eternal life. Bryson was born on July 10, 1966, to Duane and Maureen (Sloane) Dickey in Durand, MI. The family moved to Alpena, MI. in 1968, where Bryson attended the public schools, graduating from Alpena...
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Valentina Rushbrook

May 15, 1925 - October 7, 2016

Valentina Rushbrook passed away on October 7, 2016, at the age of 91. She had resided at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos for almost four years. Born in a small village in Belarus to Sofia Kologretzky (Poland) and Efrem Sorogovets (Belarus) on May 15, 1925, Valentina fled to the Ukraine during World War II along with her mother, Sofia, and sister, Feya (Frances), seeking...
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Leone Maude Baker

June 24, 1924 - October 7, 2016

Leone M. Baker, 92 of Lansing, formerly of Weidman, was received into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus Christ Friday October 7, 2016. Leone was born June 24, 1924, the daughter of the late E. Verne & Anna (Love) Bamford. She married Richard J. Baker on January 15, 1944. Together they raised their family in Haslett; faithfully attending Haslett Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing...
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Jon Warren Zimmer

June 8, 1962 - October 6, 2016

Jon W. Zimmer Jr., 54, of Okemos, MI, died peacefully on October 6, 2016, after a nearly four year battle with cancer. He is survived by parents Jon W. Zimmer Sr., and Carole L. Zimmer (Kleihauer) of Elmhurst, IL; wife Paula J. Zimmer (Madden); children Audra Simone Zimmer, 14, and Cole Garrett Zimmer, 12; sister Catherine L. Myer (Zimmer), brother-in-law Jeffrey Myer, nephew Duncan Myer and...
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Mona Lisa Jildeh

September 16, 1958 - October 6, 2016

Mona Lisa Jildeh, 58, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan, after a long fight with disease. Mona was a graduate of MSU and worked tirelessly with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Child Services Division. She was compassionate, strong, and determined. Mona loved films, reading, animals, and learning about cultures.She was preceded in death by her...
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Betty J. Orr

December 14, 1921 - October 5, 2016

Betty Jane Orr was born on December 14, 1921 in Dorr Township, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Smith) Herp, and passed away on October 5, 2016 at the age of 94. Betty was a member of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Altar Society since 1970. She was employed by MSU for over 27 years and went back to school to complete her high school education, graduating in 1976 with...
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Pamela Lynn Ingraham

September 14, 1949 - October 4, 2016

Pamela Lynn Ingham, Age 67, entered into eternal life and the warm embrace of her Savior Jesus, son Luke and her parents on October 4, 2016 after a short but courageous fight with cancer. Pamela was born in Chicago, IL on September 14, 1949 and was preceded in death by her son Luke Alexander Ingraham (May 3, 1979 - May 5, 1979), and her parents, Wilbur Eric and Gloria Martha (Vonesh) Johnson. ...
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Loraine Josephine Potterpin

March 5, 1923 - October 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Helen Jean Szymen

February 21, 1932 - October 3, 2016

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