Obituaries

OBITUARIES — Stelma

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Stelma  Mr. Harold Gene Stelma, age 91, fell peacefully asleep on Earth September 21, 2011, and awoke joyously in Heaven to begin a new life with his Lord and Savior. He was reunited with his wife of 64 years and best friend, Marion; his eldest son, Gordon; his parents, Anna and Gerard Stelma; his brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Betty Stelma; and his [...]

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September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Kingwill  Stephen D. Kingwill, age 66, formerly of Belmont passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, at Masonic Pathways in Alma. Stephen was a member of the Rockford Lodge #246 F&AM and the Shriners. He and his father George were members of the Shriner’s Clown Team and put a lot of time and effort at the Shrine Circus held annually. During the golfing season [...]

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September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Gaubas  Mrs. Mildred Gaubas, age 99, passed away peacefully in her Rockford home on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. She was born as Anna Amelia Balis in Kent County, Mich. She was raised in Lithuania as an indentured servant, after her mother drowned during a ferry crossing while on a visit back home. Her siblings remained in Lithuania , but “Millie” returned to America [...]

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September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

Slack Pignatello  Elizabeth Fawn Slack Pignatello, 39, of Alexandria, Va., died Sunday, August 7, 2011, in a private airplane crash. Born in Washington, D.C., on October 29, 1971, Elizabeth grew up in Rockford, the daughter of Enid L. Robinson and Robert J. Slack, stepdaughter of Collin Robinson, and sister of the late Erik B. Slack. Elizabeth lived her life to the [...]

OBITUARIES — Mrs. Ruth Mae Cooper

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Mrs. Ruth Mae Cooper Mrs. Ruth Mae Cooper, age 84, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born November 11, 1926, to Glenn and Edith Joslin near Anamosa, Iowa. She went to a small school in Stone City, Iowa, and came to Grand Rapids at the age of 17 for a two-week vacation with her sister’s family. After two weeks, the [...]
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