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 [...]


October 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Richardson   Mrs. Bessie M. Richardson, age 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 20, 2012. She was a 1939 graduate of Rockford High School . As a little girl she attended Sunday school at Rockford United Methodist Church . When walking past the granary and feed mill, she met her husband, Harold. Some of their first dates were with a [...]


October 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Matz   Mrs. Eleanor C. Matz, age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 22, 2012. For 35 years Eleanor was a seamstress and owned her own home business, retiring in 1987. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard L. Matz, and her son, Neal W. Matz. Eleanor is survived by her son and his wife, Bruce L. and Linda L. Matz; [...]


October 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Louis Olthoff, Jr., age 82 passed away October 12, 2012. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Louis, Sr. and Alice (Dros) Olthoff. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Peg (Valerie McEwan); their children, Kathy and Gary Klungle, Gary and Kristie Olthoff; grandchildren, Katie Klungle and Pete Kuipers, David and Heather Klungle, Terry Olthoff; great [...]
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