Our Obituaries

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 Redfield Kennedy

June 19, 1921 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Marilyn Ruth 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 Herbert Williams

January 13, 1930 - July 18, 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

For more information please visit: www.caringbridge.org/visit/markmandenbergArrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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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

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

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

December 1, 1931 - June 18, 2017

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

February 12, 1941 - June 15, 2017

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

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

September 15, 1921 - June 7, 2017

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

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

April 2, 1952 - June 4, 2017

ROBERTS, ROBERTA LYNN, 65, East Lansing. Bobbie Roberts died peacefully Sunday, June 4, at Sparrow Hospital with her husband Doug Roberts by her side after a nearly two-year determined and brave fight against pancreatic cancer. Charming, gracious, outgoing, open, friendly, conscientious and courageous, Bobbie adored her family and friends and was equally loved by them.  She was born April 2,...
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David Brian Schweikhardt

September 14, 1958 - June 2, 2017

Dr. David Brian Schweikhardt, 58, passed away unexpectedly in his home in East Lansing, Michigan on June 2, 2017. He was born in New Castle, IN, a son of the late Richard and Emma (Caudill) Schweikhardt. David was a professor at Michigan State University where he specialized in agricultural policy, trade policy, and law in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. He was...
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George Jerome Kesseler

August 5, 1933 - June 1, 2017

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

December 16, 1942 - June 1, 2017

George Henry Van Amburg, 74, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Lansing, Michigan. He was born December 16, 1942, in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Anson Radford Van Amburg and Dorothy Wilhelmina Katherine Thompson Van Amburg. He moved to Michigan in 1960 to attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with a BS in Physical Science, and an MS in Microbiology. He went...
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Jessie Mae Whitman

January 20, 1920 - May 28, 2017

Jessie Mae WhitmanOkemos, MI - passed away peacefully Sunday, May 28, 2017Jessie was born to Harold and Edna McIntosh on January 20, 1920 in Taymouth Township, Michigan. She took her first breath in a grand, two story wooden farmhouse which her family shared with James and Agnes McIntosh, Jessie's paternal grandparents. Jessie was the middle child of five, all of whom were born in the same...
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Robert M. Burke

April 10, 1950 - May 27, 2017

Robert M. Burke was born April 10, 1950 to James and Martha Burke in Wheeling West Virginia. They later moved to Detroit in 1951. Robert grew into a young man who loved reading and everything science fiction. He was the third of five children and attended Central High School of Detroit and later Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. He spent the remainder of his life in the area....
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Tom Lee Ellis

January 3, 1946 - May 26, 2017

Thomas L. EllisEast LansingAge 71, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Hospice House, Lansing, MI. A proud "Thumb" native, Tom was born January 3, 1946 to Howard "Baldy" and Anne Ellis in Cass City, MI. Tom attended Cass City Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1964. In 1966, Tom married Alice Phillips and last year they were blessed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Tom...
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Thomas Owen

April 19, 1938 - May 26, 2017

Passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 79. Wayne was born April 19, 1938 in Paris, TN to Barney M. and Louise E. (Lomax) Owen. He was a resident of East Lansing for over 65 years and a member and Deacon of Towar Hart Baptist Church. Wayne loved to travel, enjoyed fishing, was a volunteer firefighter for Meridian Township and was a member of Cowboys for Christ. He was a professional clown known...
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Jinni L. Shinkle

November 17, 1945 - May 26, 2017

Jinni passed away peacefully May 26, 2017 at the age of 71. Jinni was born November 17, 1945 in Pigeon, MI to Rev. Ellis and Leora (Covell) Hart. Her most important role in life was being a home maker. She was a mentor to many young girls as their Girl Scout troop leader, an active supporter of the Durand and Williamston High School marching bands, and one of the biggest fans in the cheering...
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Michaelle Joy Rehmann

March 8, 1977 - May 25, 2017

Michaelle Joy Rehmann, 40, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born March 8, 1977 to Steven and Anne (Wood) McNair in Charlotte, Michigan. She married Kent Rehmann on October 10, 1997 and together, they welcomed their beloved son Tristan five years ago. Michaelle loved her family dearly, spending every holiday and special occasion with them. She enjoyed...
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David P. Van Note

August 22, 1930 - May 23, 2017

Mr. Van Note peacefully passed away this week at his home in East Lansing. He was born on August 22, 1930 to Charles P. and Teresa N. (McGraw). Proceeded in death by daughter Victoria A. Marver, brother Stephen D Van Note. and sister Sandra T. (Unrue). Mr. Van Note was a devoted husband for 57 years, to Valerie A. (Lewis) Van Note and father to Matthew P. (Kate) Van Note, Christopher L. Van Note...
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Gayle I. Mefford

August 8, 1930 - May 22, 2017

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

January 14, 1936 - May 22, 2017

Jimmie LeRoy Kranz, age 81, born to Edward F. Kranz and Hazel M. Ribby in Mason, Michigan, on January 14, 1936, passed away on May 22, 2017.Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Judy Kranz; brothers, Donald Kranz, Harry Kranz, and Max Kranz.Surviving are his sons, Jeffery (Cindy) Kranz, Jim (Kelly) Kranz, Jerry Kranz; daughter, Julie (Rodney) Lane; grandchildren, Rodney (Jessica) Lane III...
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Beatrice B. Gibson

November 16, 1923 - May 21, 2017

Beatrice Beulah Gibson, born to Clarence Marshall Olney and Eva Merinda French at Interlochen, Michigan, on November 16, 1923, passed from this world on May 21, 2017.Her family lived at Manton, Michigan until she was 11 years old, then moved to Meridian Township, where she has resided ever since.Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Rolland E.; sisters, Doris Gibson, Helen...
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David John Matheson

March 17, 1958 - May 20, 2017

David John Matheson, age 59, formerly of Westland, went to be with his Lord on May 20, 2017 at the Laurels of Mount Pleasant. Dave was born on March 17, 1958 in Dearborn, the son of Robert and Violet (Erak) Matheson. After high school, David proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp and then in the U.S. Army Reserve. After his service, he worked for 14 years as a mail carrier...
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Mary Louise Bosser Joyce

July 10, 1935 - May 19, 2017

Mary Bosser Joyce gracefully and peacefully passed away on May 19, 2017. Members of her family were at her side throughout her final hours. Mary was born on July 10, 1935 in Appleton, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lona and Alfred Bosser and the sister of Al. She and Bill Joyce began their more than 60 year romance while in high school. They graduated from Lawrence University and were married in the...
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Claris Rose Leone Chung

August 1, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Joyce Marilyn Braithwaite-Brickley

November 22, 1932 - May 18, 2017

Joyce Marilyn (Hughes) Braithwaite-Brickley passed away on the evening of May 18th, 2017 at the age of 84. Joyce was born November 22nd, 1932 in Charlotte, MI to Thomas Edward Hughes and Inez Opal (Johnson) Hughes. Joyce grew up in Charlotte, graduating from High School in 1951. Joyce was most widely known for her career in Michigan politics and government. She began her professional career...
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Else Eleonore Andretz

April 30, 1929 - May 17, 2017

Dr. Else E. Andretz, née Standhartinger, of East Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of May 17, 2017 at the age of 88. Else was born on April 30, 1929 in Augsburg, Germany and grew up in Deggendorf, Bavaria where she developed a deep love of languages. She married Sergey N. Andretz in 1948, and the couple happily made their home in America in 1952. Else obtained her...
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Ross Scaparro Baldwin

April 26, 1978 - May 17, 2017

Ross Scaparro Baldwin was born April 26, 1978 in Lansing, the son of Frank and Kathleen (Fast) Baldwin, and passed away on May 17, 2017 at the age of 39. Ross loved being a St. Thomas Tartan, LCHS Cougar, and Hope College Flying Dutchman. He lettered all 4 years with the Hope College football team. Ross was passionate about teaching history and driver's education at LCHS. He spent much time on...
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Erin Duffey

May 19, 1958 - May 15, 2017

Erin Duffey (58), formerly of Eaton Rapids, passed away May 15, 2017 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Duffey. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte Maxine Duffey, sisters Robin (Bill) Haggard, Colleen (Randy) Shoup; and brother Sean (Linda Rushing) Duffey, nieces and nephews; Sarah (Josh) Cardenas, Jason (Stacy) Haggard, Megan (Kevin Baldwin) Shoup, Molly ...
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Mary Judith Alban

April 7, 1932 - May 12, 2017

Mary Judith "Judy" Kressbach Alban of Okemos, Michigan died Friday, May 12 at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Jackson, Michigan in 1932, Judy grew up in Jackson and Concord before graduating from Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri. She lived in East Lansing and operated her own custom sewing business. Judy was also a talented weaver, selling her art at the East Lansing...
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Jack Bower

June 8, 1935 - May 11, 2017

Jack Bower, 81, of Bath, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on May 11, 2017. Jack was first and foremost a caring family man. He was a loving husband of 60 years to Marie, a kind and gentle father of six, and the patriarch of three generations of extended family. Throughout his career, he cultivated friendships as readily as his land. He was a generous man, quietly offering his...
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Winifred Arlene Morris

August 22, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Winnie Morris age 85 of Haslett passed away on May 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years Raymond C. Morris, brother's William Long, Peter Long, and Ronald Long sister Vicki Kyes, as well as two infant siblings. Surviving are her sons Ray (Catherine) Morris of Haslett, Steve of East Lansing, daughter Sheri (Marty) Wade of Clermont, Florida, and loving brother and...
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Thomas Henton Bissell

July 10, 1941 - May 10, 2017

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

October 18, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Elaine (Bachman) Musser passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Born October 18, 1925 in Williamston, Michigan to Carl and Cleo (Parker) Bachman, she worked as an administrator in the Michigan State Police Department.A Celebration of Elaine's life will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1pm until 3pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 835 High St., Williamston. The family is...
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Barbara Ann Weathers

January 26, 1933 - May 9, 2017

Barbara Ann Weathers born on January 26, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio. Daughter of the late Henry and Eloise (Barth) Blommel, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017 at the age of 84. Barbara loved her pets, gardening, reading, cross word puzzles, the BBC and British sitcoms. She served as a member of the Capital Area Humane Society for many years. Barbara loved being around family and sharing stories...
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Lola Faye O'Meara

May 28, 1927 - May 8, 2017

Lola O'Meara, of East Lansing, Michigan, passed away in her home on Monday, May 8. Lola joins her husband of 55 years, William (Bill) O'Meara, Jr. in peace. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen O'Meara, and five grandchildren: Elizabeth Brooks, Caroline Brooks (Mike Grom), Robert O'Meara (Nicole), Jonathan Brooks, and Emily Brooks.A fiercely independent woman, Lola remained committed to and...
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Eva Siegrist

March 13, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Age 93, passed away May 7, 2017. Eve was born March 13, 1924 in Lansing, MI to Clemente and Lucia (Maraldo) D'Valentine. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and retired from the State of Michigan DNR after many years of service. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Eve previously belonged to Resurrection Parish where she was active in the Altar Society. Family always...
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Lawrence Sierra

July 19, 1937 - May 6, 2017

Lawrence Sierra, Ph.D.East LansingAge 79, passed away May 6, 2017. Lawrence was born July 19, 1937 in Canton, OH to Richard and Rose (Cano) Sierra.He is preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Patricia Sierra. Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years, Arlene; daughter, Beth A. Sierra; son, Jeff (Roberta) Sierra; grandchildren, Lindsey Miller, Austin Miller and Alana...
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Joseph Matthew Jakovac

October 1, 1925 - May 6, 2017

Joseph Matthew Jakovac passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 91. Born in Lansing, Michigan on October 1, 1925 to Ivan and Veronika (Juretich) Jakovac, he spent much of his life in the Lansing area. He served his country by enlisting in the Navy out of high school, and later, served his community as an East Lansing Police Officer and Firefighter. When he wasn't helping others, Joseph...
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Shirley A. Alexe

June 8, 1931 - May 5, 2017

Shirley A. Alexe, was born on June 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Carl and Laverna Seib, and passed away May 5, 2017 at the age of 85. She graduated from Lapeer H.S. and Central Michigan University. Shirley was a resident of Lansing for most of her life. She was a retired teacher from the Lansing School District, where she taught for 35 years and was a past president of the Teachers Union....
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Terry J. Pierce

November 4, 1937 - May 4, 2017

Terry J Pierce was born in Lansing, MI on November 4, 1937. After a long illness he went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2017. Heaven has gained a true gentleman. He is pain free and making beautiful music. We will miss him and his comforting hugs. He's looking forward to seeing us all in heaven. He graduated from Owosso Bible School. Terry worked for the Meridian Township Fire Department. ...
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Raymond Robert Behan

August 24, 1931 - May 4, 2017

A man who tried his best every day to be a good and decent son, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, counselor, uncle and friend, Raymond R. Behan, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2017. Born August 24, 1931 in Detroit, Ray is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Lorraine Behan, his daughter, Elizabeth (Mark) Flynn, his son, Michael (Tracy) Behan, and grandchildren, Kelsey Behan, Eric...
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Bernadine DeFrain

April 16, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Bernadine E. DeFrain, 79, of Largo, Florida, formerly of East Lansing, our loving mother, grandmother and friend, died on May 3, 2017. Bernadine was born in Detroit on April 16, 1938, the daughter of Walter and Stella (Otremba) Druchniak. She was a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, was fiercely proud of her children and grandchildren and was always dedicated to her family. ...
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Judy Rae Eberlein

November 27, 1961 - May 2, 2017

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

December 2, 1942 - May 2, 2017

Sylvia A. Fisher was born in Manchester England on December 2, 1942, the daughter of Leslie and Joan (Crosby) Bonney, and passed away peacefully on May 2, 2017 at the age of 74. She was a resident of the East Lansing, Okemos and Laingsburg area for 35 years. She enjoyed living in Florida for 15 years. Sylvia loved to travel, especially in Europe and Hawaii, taking cruises and Amtrak. She also...
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Sandra Sue Nelson

August 9, 1937 - May 2, 2017

Sandra Sue Nelson was born in Alma, Michigan, on August 9, 1937. She was the younger of two daughters born to Don and Zelma Walsh, and grew up in and out of her father's florist shop in town. Some of her favorite memories are attached to spending holidays and summers at the cottage her family owned on the shores of Bear Lake. She would tell stories about snowshoeing, ice fishing, and relaxing...
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Igolima Amachree

March 8, 1937 - May 1, 2017

Igolima Tubobelem Dagogo Amachree, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born on March 8, 1937 into the Amachree Royal Family, established since the 15th century in Nigeria. He graduated from Durham University in England before completing his Master's Degree at Michigan State University, where he ultimately graduated...
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Igolima Tubobelem Dagogo Amachree

March 8, 1937 - May 1, 2017

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

November 22, 1926 - May 1, 2017

William Alton Crickmore 90, of East Lansing, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017. William was born to William and Ruby (Clemens) Crickmore and spent his early life in Flint, MI. where he met the love of his life Irene (Csiki), his wife of 69 years.After graduating from MSU he and Irene became lifelong residents of East Lansing.William was preceded in death by his parents and brother,...
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Judith Louise Meyer

October 26, 1940 - April 30, 2017

Judith Louise Meyer, age 76 passed away April 30, 2017. She was born Oct, 26, 1940 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marion and Burt Jelens. Judith enjoyed reading, cross stich and truly loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Virgil; son, Robert Meyer and her brother David Jelens. Surviving to cherish her memory are her sons, David and Scott...
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Douglas Dwight Sharp

September 30, 1945 - April 29, 2017

Douglas Dwight SharpPassed away on April 29, 2017 at the age of 71. Doug obtained a Master's Degree in Botany and Plant Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked toward a Ph.D. in Science Education at the University of Michigan. He was a retired science teacher with the Detroit Public School system. He loved all things science and could always be counted on to help...
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Lynn Marie Parker

November 21, 1952 - April 27, 2017

Lynn M. Parker (Ashley), age 64, passed away peacefully at home in Perry, surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 27th, 2017. Lynn was born November 21st, 1952 to Frank and Lorraine Ashley in Cadillac, MI. Being one of six children, Lynn learned at a very early age the importance of sharing; being the middle child taught her how to care for her younger siblings. It was that upbringing that...
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Melva J. Baxter

May 10, 1931 - April 27, 2017

Melva Jane (Mutch) BaxterMay 10, 1931 to April 27, 2017Melva Jane (Mutch) Baxter, devoted mother, loyal friend and colleague and beloved dental hygienist who practiced for over 56 years in the Lansing area, went to be with her Lord on April 27, 2017. Melva was born in Muir, Michigan to Alexander and Viola Mutch, who taught her the value of hard work, persistence, and the pride for her Scottish...
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Hanna Grayce Apol Obbink

February 10, 1991 - April 27, 2017

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

January 4, 1928 - April 25, 2017

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Frederik Wilte Bakker-Arkema

August 18, 1932 - April 25, 2017

Born on August 18, 1932 in Groningen, The Netherlands, Frederik Bakker-Arkema passed away on April 25, 2017 at age of 84.Fred grew-up on a farm on the North Sea during the Depression and World War II. These events, the loss of his mother, and the loving and enduring support of his father, had a lasting impact on his life and shaped many of his values and beliefs. Following the War, he moved to...
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Ekta Kewalramani

May 19, 1988 - April 23, 2017

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

December 22, 1923 - April 22, 2017

On April 22, 2017 John(Jack) Jacob Schick, Jr. went peacefully to be with the Lord and his wife Virginia. He was born Dec. 22,1923 in Detroit, Mi. the son of John(Jack) Jacob Schick, Sr. and Grace K. (Pohner) Schick. He graduated from Denby High School, Detroit, Mi. in June of 1941. He enrolled that fall in the engineering program at the University of Detroit. After WW II began he enlisted in the...
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Albert Henry Henriksen

October 2, 1944 - April 22, 2017

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Jorge Gomez

February 27, 1936 - April 18, 2017

Born Februrary 27, 1936 in Bucaramanga, Colombia to Jorge Gomez and Marina Ortiz, Jorge passed away on Tuesday, April 18 at the age of 81. Jorge completed his medical degree at the Javeriana in Bogota. With his wife Ginette, he came to the United States to fulfill his dream of becoming a surgeon. He served in the military in the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and surgeon both here in this country...
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Joan Rifon

January 29, 1931 - April 17, 2017

Joan Marie Rifon was born January 29, 1931, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Kennedy and passed away April 17, 2017 at the age of 86.Loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter, artist, painter, needlework expert, knitter, crocheter, seamstress, baker extraordinaire, gourmet cook who hated garlic, chocoholic, New York Times crossword puzzle expert, accountant, head of the...
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Maya Wanti

October 10, 1927 - April 15, 2017

Maya GuptaWith sadness, the family of Maya Wanti Gupta announces her passing away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 89. Her 6 children, their spouses, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren will all miss her.Pooja in Bibi's memory will be held Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 am at Bharatiya Temple, 955 Haslett Road, Haslett, MI. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes...
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Eloise Pearle Mahoney

August 1, 1917 - April 13, 2017

Eloise P. Mahoney entered eternal life on April 13, 2017, after 99 years of life. She is the widow of Richard C. Mahoney and loving companion of Charles E. Fritz. Eloise is the daughter of Mayme and Donald Davis, half-sister of the late Ruthie Shelton, Patricia Brown, and surviving Donna Bolton. She is cherished by her two daughters, Judith (Donald) Damaske, Sharon (Thomas) Altmann and son Rich ...
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Clara Kisch

February 1, 1926 - April 12, 2017

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Annette Marie Anolick

May 6, 1919 - April 11, 2017

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Hasita Shah

February 22, 1929 - April 11, 2017

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William Harris Haak

November 29, 1936 - April 10, 2017

Bill Haak passed recently in Lansing surrounded by family. Bill was generous and devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren. He spent most of his working years as a school administrator at Pattengill Junior High School in Lansing, Pinckney High School and Central Office, and as Headmaster at Chicago Junior School. Since his retirement in 2002, he lived in Okemos. Bill is survived by his...
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Leora M. Sackrider

September 26, 1937 - April 10, 2017

Leora M. Sackrider passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. She was born on September 26, 1937 in Lansing. She raised a large family and in her spare time, enjoyed flowers, birds, word puzzles, crocheting, and was above all an avid television viewer who spent her later days watching the Scy-Fy channel and I Love Lucy. She was preceded in death by her twin...
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Nancy Lee Kalb

December 17, 1923 - April 8, 2017

Kalb, Nancy (Bell), age 93, passed away April 8, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. Nancy was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, attended Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, and worked as an assistant to senior corporate executives over many years in Michigan and Connecticut. Nancy was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife, as well as an avid golfer, gardener, and bridge...
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Grace Agnes Meagher

July 26, 1924 - April 7, 2017

Grace Agnes Meagher passed away in her sleep on April 7, 2017. She was 92 years old. She joins her husband, Jerry, 8 siblings and countless family and friends on the path laid out by her Lord. She is survived by her four children, Fran Brockway, Jerry, Tom (Heidi) and Debbie, as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She had a very strong faith and believed "God never gives you...
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Elena Abramovna Dovlatova

September 3, 1921 - April 6, 2017

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

March 12, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Alfred Allan Schmid, 12 March 1935-5 April 2017. Born on a farm near Dawson, Nebraska, to Alfred Edward and Florence (Beutler) Schmid. B.Sc. University of Nebraska, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin. University Distinguished Professor Michigan State University where he taught for 47 years. Husband of Alice Bryam Todd (1934-1984) and Kay Ann (McDevitt) Carroll. Father of John (Diane Eddy) Schmid...
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Jack A. Buck

January 9, 1936 - April 3, 2017

Jack A. Buck, 81, of East Lansing passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou Summer-Buck and his children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Christ United Church 1000 W. Webb Rd., Dewitt, MI 48820. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in...
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Judith Kay

June 29, 1940 - April 3, 2017

Judith was born June 29th, 1940 at Goodrich Hospital in Goodrich Michigan to her loving parents Amos Milton and Lillian Mae Gee. She was one of three children. Judith proudly graduated from Onaway High school in 1958. Soon after, she married her first husband Edward Hakala. Judith and Edward had two children prior to their divorce in 1963. In 1973 she remarried, wedding Dr. Bernard Kay. She and...
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