Obituaries

Dame

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mr. Alton Dame, age 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He grew up during the Depression on the family farm in Buckley. Alton served his country during WWII and continued in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Captain in 1983. After his marriage to Ella May, he continued to farm; and then in 1954 they moved to Rockford .  Alton [...]

Roosa

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Roosa   Opal J (Truax) Roosa age 90, formerly of Rockford, MI passed away peacefully at Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord, MI November 29, 2012. Opal was preceded in death by her husband John L and son David (Carol) Roosa of Battle Creek, MI. Surviving are daughters Peggy (Harold) Miller of Gaylord and Deanna (Carl) Greene of Beulah, MI/Mount Dora, FL. Also surviving [...]

Shanafelt

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

SPC Zachary A. Shanafelt, age 24 (06/23/1988 – 11/21/2012), passed away while bravely and honorably serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was a 2006 graduate of Creston High School where he attended four years of ROTC achieving the rank of LTC and becoming the Battalion Commander. SPC Shanafelt entered the service in the Army in 2009. He completed his basic training [...]

Reale

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Reale (Belmont) Mrs. Ruth Ann Reale, (our tough little Mema) passed away while surrounded by her family on Saturday morning, November 24, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Sandusky Ohio , started her family in Toledo and moved to Rockford in 1980. Ruth and her husband were the owners of the Squires Inn Restaurant from 1981 to 1990.  Ruth was an avid [...]

Derks

November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

  (Rockford) Mrs. Grace M. Derks, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 16, 2012. She grew up in Fremont, MI and worked at Gerber Hospital in food preparation before and after school. Grace graduated from Fremont High School in 1949. When she was 16, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior at Fremont Baptist Church. She met Max H. [...]
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