Long time Rockford auto dealer passes away

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

For over 20 years, Merrill Vander Syde was a well known figure in the automotive industry in Rockford. Not only was he a prominent businessman in the local area community, but a huge fan of the Buick line of vehicles developed by General Motors. Merrill was a 40 year member of the Buick Club of America (BCA), and was enthusiastic with ‘anything and everything’ car [...]

Phil Glass memorial to be held Friday, June 28

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

There will be a casual memorial gathering and art exhibit reception to honor Rockford artist Phil Glass who passed away earlier this year. Phil was well known in Rockford for his creative involvement in the visual arts. The memorial and reception will take place Friday, June 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Rd., Rockford. Some of Phil’s [...]

Hornbach Memorial

May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

HORNBACH, Charles Rittman – passed away on February 23, 2013.  There will be an informal memorial for the family and friends of Charles Hornbach at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1025 Three Mile Rd., Grand Rapids, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, with a light luncheon to follow. Charles Rittman Hornbach, 81, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013. He is [...]

Eleanor Sjogren 1921 – 1993

May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

In Loving Memory of Eleanor I. Sjogren, born April 17, 1921, the 2nd of five children in the family of Ray & Grace Helsel.  She married Norman E. Sjogren on June 29,1946, and together they raised one son and four daughters in their home on Algoma Ave., Rockford, MI. Eleanor was a life long member of Algoma Baptist Church.  She lived her faith and was loved by [...]

Charles D. Benham II

April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Charles D. Benham II July 30, 1969 – April 20, 2008 On your five year anniversary It’s been too many tears, I can’t explain how we feel. You have been gone so long sometimes it doesn’t seem real. Your friends tell me what a good friend they had. They have tears in their eyes for they are also sad. I can’t replace you but I hold you in a special place, But in my [...]
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