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. [...]


November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mrs. Nancy Johnson aged 75 of Comstock Park, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; and son, David “Chip” Johnson; her parents, Sanford & Margaret Deyo and her mother-in-law, Arlene. Surviving are her son, Tim (Mary Rose); daughter, Sheryl; daughter-in-law, Cheryl; grandchildren, Emily (Darin) Lambert, Jeremy [...]


November 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

(Rockford) Mr. Paul A. Nielsen, age 86, a proud veteran who faithfully served his country, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2012. While attending Rockford High School , he was drafted into the US Navy. After the service, Paul graduated from Rockford High School in 1947 and then attended MSU. For over 36 years he worked in [...]

Long-time gourmet, columnist, friend to the Rockford Squire will be missed

November 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA It is with great sadness that we publish the obituary of Jeanne Briggs, who for many years improved the Squire newspaper with her wit and her wonderful recipes. She was much more to our newspaper family than a columnist and was a great friend, always thinking of new features for the paper and helping out with advice and support. For quite a time Jeanne was [...]

Jeanne Briggs

November 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Briggs   “My last recipe…”   Rockford residents lost a special woman… Jeanne Elaine Briggs, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Jeanne touched the hearts and minds of many through her work with child advocacy groups and in sharing her love of cooking.  Jeanne was honored by MACLD, Michigan Association for [...]
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