Obituaries— December 3, 2009

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Hessenius Mr. John R. Hessenius, age 85, of Shalimar, Florida, passed away quietly with his family by his side on November 23, 2009, at his home. John was a native of Rockford and moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1956. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette Lane Hessenius of Shalimar; daughters, Sandra Bressan […]

Obituaries — November 25, 2009

Bylsma Mr. Donald “Don” Bylsma, age 63, of Rockford passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, following a brave and courageous battle with his illness. Don graduated from Union High School in 1964, and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After returning home, he worked for VanAndel & Flikkema, Carstar, […]

Obituaries — November 18, 2009

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Chase Mr. Herschel S. Chase, age 88, of Rockford passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Herschel began helping farmers when he was 11 years old. On February 18, 1939, Herschel started working at Winter and Cramton Corp. as an electric platter, worked construction for a short time, worked at a plant making bomber airplanes, […]

Obituaries — November 11, 2009

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Bowser Brett Bowser, age 42, of Rockford passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Brett was the middle of the Bowser triplets and grew up in Rockford on his parents’ farm. He and his brothers worked together on the farm, which later became a tree farm. In 1986 […]

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Kleynenberg Curtis Kleynenberg, age 37, of Sand Lake passed away on Friday, October 23, 2009, following injuries from an automobile accident. He was a 1990 graduate of Rockford High School, where he was a diver on the swim team, receiving several awards including being honored as an All State diver. He worked with his grandfather […]