Big Rapids News Obituaries

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September 21, 2018

Terry Dawson

Terry Dawson

Howard City, Michigan

NEWAYGO -- Terry Dawson, 73, of Newaygo, passed away Sept. 19, 2018, in Big Rapids. He worked for Ferris State for more than 20 years as a custodian before retiring in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting flashlights, Bibles, feathers and rocks. He was a member...

September 19, 2018

Donald L. VanAlstine

Donald L. VanAlstine

Big Rapids, Michigan

PARIS -- Donald L. VanAlstine, 88, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Spectrum Health Supportive Care in Grand Rapids. He was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Grant Center, the son of Bud and Mary (Thumser) VanAlstine, and graduated from Big Rapids High School. Donald...

Published in Big Rapids Pioneer from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2018.

September 18, 2018

Russell Vern Hopkins

Russell Vern Hopkins

Lakeview, Michigan

LAKEVIEW -- Russell Vern Hopkins, 83, of Stanwood, passed away on Sept. 15, 2018, at White Oaks in Morley. Russell was born Oct. 26, 1934, and raised in Deerfield Township on the family farm, the son of Haskell D. and Martha Susie (Radloff) Hopkins. Russell graduated from...

Delos Edward Pion

Delos Edward Pion

Reed City, Michigan

REED CITY -- Delos Edward Pion, 83, of Reed City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at home with his wife by his side. He was born March 14, 1935, in Grant Center to Delos M. and Inez (Nash) Pion, and attended the Reed School in Grant Center and Morris School. Ed...

September 17, 2018

Marilyn K. Schippa

Marilyn K. Schippa

Big Rapids, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS -- Marilyn K. Schippa, 85, of Big Rapids, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. She was born April 18, 1933, in Big Rapids, the daughter of Milo H. and Helen C. (Sederberg) Anger. Marilyn's first love was her family which included her husband, Norm, of 52 years,...

Thomas G. Willmore

Thomas G. Willmore

Big Rapids, Michigan

STANWOOD -- Thomas G. Willmore, 74, of Stanwood, formerly of Alabama, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Edmore, the son of Norman and Grace (Jenks) Willmore. Tom was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. He owned and...

September 15, 2018

Jack A. Hurst

Jack A. Hurst

Big Rapids, Michigan

PARIS -- Jack A. Hurst, 74, of Paris, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Hospital in Normal, Illinois. He was born Nov. 20, 1943, in Big Rapids, the son of James and Delores (Thompson) Hurst, and graduated from Reed City High School in...

Published in Big Rapids Pioneer from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2018.

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September 11, 2018

Wanda "Gail" Elenich

Wanda "Gail" Elenich

Big Rapids, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS -- Wanda "Gail" Elenich, 79, of Big Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 14, 2018. A celebration of life service for Gail will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2018, at Liberty Baptist Church in Reed City. Care and arrangements were entrusted to the...

Cynthia Ann Schuberg

Cynthia Ann Schuberg

Big Rapids, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS -- Cynthia Ann Schuberg, 70, of Big Rapids, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of George and Florence (Franck) Wood. A longtime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church...

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September 4, 2018

Betty Jean Hildreth

Betty Jean Hildreth

Grandville, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS -- Betty Jean Hildreth, 82, of Big Rapids, went peacefully to be with her husband, Robert, again on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family. She was blessed with a great sense of humor, always...

Martha Ann Ranshaw

Martha Ann Ranshaw

Barryton, Michigan

REMUS -- Martha Ann Ranshaw, 83, of Remus, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 2, 2018, at home with her family at her side. She was born on May 14, 1935, in Winona, Mississippi, to William and Eva (Putman) Kelly. Martha graduated in 1954, from Iva High School in...

September 1, 2018

Lorraine Bittner

Lorraine Bittner

Reed City, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS -- Lorraine Bittner, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 30, 2018, at The Brook of Big Rapids. She was one week shy of her 94th birthday. Lorraine was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Reed City, the daughter of William and Eliese (Spierling) Scharlow, and was a...

Marilyn Margaret Salsibury

Marilyn Margaret Salsibury

Grand Rapids, Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS -- Marylin Margaret (Krahn) Salisbury, 93, took Jesus' hand and died peacefully early Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7,...

August 30, 2018

Andrew Earl Dunn

Andrew Earl Dunn

Sparta, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS -- Andrew Earl Dunn, 51, of Big Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. He was born March 13, 1967, in Rockford, to Eugene and Arlene Dunn. He grew up in Kent City, where he graduated from...

Michael A. Hite

Michael A. Hite

Big Rapids, Michigan

HERSEY -- Michael A. Hite, 65, of Hersey, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at his home. He was born June 1, 1953, in Reed City, to Joseph and Virginia (Pollaski) Cornelius. Mike graduated from Reed City High School in 1973. He was employed by Federal Screw...

August 27, 2018

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