William M. Schuyten

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

  William M. Schuyten, age 88, died on August 11, 2013 in the assurance that his sins are forgiven on the basis of the merit of Christ’s atoning sacrifice. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joan C. Schuyten. His survivors are his children (and their spouses) Henry and (Judy) Schuyten, (Richard) and Lena Sterken, (Gene) and Patricia Kautzer, Frank and (Carol) Schuyten, (Jonathan) and Mary Cordes, and (Richard) and Lois Osbun; his 20 grandchildren (and their spouses) Stephen and (Katherine) Schuyten, Phillip and (Kristen) Schuyten, Brooke Sterken, Brandon Sterken, Johanna Schuyten, Caleb and (Amber) Schuyten, Jedidiah and (Heidi) Schuyten, Israel Schuyten, Abigail Schuyten, Nathan Schuyten, (Christopher) and Lydia Thornton, (Emanuel) and Elizabeth Jinks, (Anthony) and Rebekah Griggs, Julia Cordes, Richard and (Jessica) Osbun, (Thomas) and Sarah Van Wyk, (Gabriel) and Rebekah Sanderson, Paul and (Ashlyn) Osbun, Samuel Osbun, and Joshua Osbun; his 14 great-grandchildren and also nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:00PM in the building of West Cannon Baptist Church, 5760 Cannonsburg Rd. NE, Belmont, MI. Interment at Algoma Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 between 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe Street, Rockford, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to, The Voice of the Martyrs, PO Box 443, Bartelesville, OK 74005-0443. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

Shirley Ann Everhart

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mrs. Shirley Ann Everhart entered through Heavens gate on August 18, 2013.  She will be greatly missed by her husband Terence P. Everhart; children, Gary DeBruine, Michele Everhart Ross, Mike (Diane) Everhart, Cheryl (Brian) Pratt.  She adored all 9 of her grandchildren; Joy, Jenna, Tonya, Nick, Max, Logan, Kevin, Katie and Cody.  She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild soon to arrive.  Her sister Leatrice (Richard) Rokicki, brother Ken (Alice) Tietema and many nieces and nephews. She also was blessed with many great friends and neighbors who were always there for her.  We know she has joined the Angel Choir with her beautiful voice and is joining her parents Casper and Cecilia Tietema and brother Jim Tietema in Heaven.  Shirley’s husband and family would like to thank Spectrum Hospice team for such compassion and great care. The  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on  Friday morning , August 23, 2013  11:00 o’clock   at St. Roberts of New Minister Catholic Church in Ada, Michigan with The Rev. Leonard Sudlik, presiding. Mrs. Everhart’s family will greet family and friends from 10 AM until the time of Mass at the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton Avenue, SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49508 Pederson Funeral Home

Charles “Chuck” Weldon

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Weldon, age 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 9, 2013.  He was a 1951 graduate of Comstock Park High School where he lettered in baseball. After high school, Chuck played semi-pro baseball with the Grand Rapids Carvers. He opened Chuck’s Cities Service Station (on West River Dr. and Ethelwyn). Chuck was happily married to his wife Louise “Weesie” for 25 years. Chuck was a Life Member of the Rockford Lodge #246 F&AM and the DeWitt Clinton Consistory. He was a member of the Royal Order of Jester, and member of the Midway Shrine Club and Grand Valley Shrine Club. In 1959, Chuck began working at Plainfield Township, starting with the Water Department, became sexton of Plainfield Township Cemetery, and was head of the Building and Grounds Department, retiring after 42 years. After he left the township as an employee, Chuck was elected to the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees. He was very instrumental in the development of Plainfield Township Veterans Park and served on many committees, and was honored to be a participant in arranging Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Chuck was a very proud father of Matt and Cathy and their families. Chuck and Louise enjoyed traveling together. She was very supportive of Chuck and his many endeavors. Chuck was a member of the informal group that met at Mr. Burger each morning and discussed local happenings. He was a very well-respected and faithful individual who contributed to his community. Chuck is survived by his wife, Louise; son, Matthew and Liz Weldon; daughter, Cathy and Steve Postmus; grandchildren, Amanda Quist, Mary Weldon and fiancé Matt Spitzley, John Weldon, Rebecca Weldon, Madeline Postmus, and Steven Postmus; his step children, Pamela (Onderko) and John Carpenter, Michael Onderko, Kathleen (Onderko) and Roque Villegas, James Onderko and John and Karen Onderko; 8 step grandchildren, and 4 step great grandchildren. Chuck was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara, parents, John and Dena (nee Jones) Weldon.  The Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ for Mr. Weldon will be Wednesday morning , August 14, 2013 at 11:00 o’clock at Belmont Baptist Church, 6446 Belmont Avenue, NE, Belmont, MI  49306  with Dr. […]

Robert “Bob” Shoemaker

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Robert “Bob” Shoemaker aged 29 of Rockford passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. Bob was born February 28, 1984, graduated in 2002 from Rockford High School and attended college in Grand Rapids.  His passions were his faith, his family, and SCUBA Diving. He was also an avid outdoorsman, and a generous person who made time for everyone, including volunteering with the church’s outreach program.  He gave and gave and would give you the shirt off his back.  He was also known for his sense of humor.  Surviving are his fiance’ Jen Gemski; his parents Beth and Steve Worden, Robert and Geri Shoemaker; a sister, Lyndsey Shoemaker; brothers Jacob Worden and Cameron Shoemaker; stepsisters Anna (Jay) Olin, Amanda Johnson and Stephanie Rake; his grandparents Harold and Donna Bailey, Bill and Beverly Worden, Ron and Bonnie Shoemaker; nieces, Meckenzie and Neveah Olin. Funeral services for Bob will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Rockford United Methodist Church 159 Maple St., Rockford with Rev. Dick Riley officiating. Interment in Courtland Cemetery.  Friends may meet the family on Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday 1-3 and 7-9 at the funeral home. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Rockford United Methodist Outreach Program. Pederson Funeral Home

Marie L. Meeuwsen

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Marie L. Meeuwsen, age 85, of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger. Marie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Larry (Marcia) DeVormer of Grattan; daughter, Memory (Christopher) Weber of Los Lunas, New Mexico; grandsons, Troy (Angie) DeVormer, and Aaron (Heather) Lake; and several great-grandchildren. Per Mrs. Meeuwsen’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. To share a photo, memory, or to sign the family’s online guest book, please visit Stegenga Funeral Chapel, Belmont 616-866-7200

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