Obituaries—May 7, 2009

Gordon H. Vanderberg

Mr. Gordon H. VanderBerg, age 77, of Belmont passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids, and as a young man Gordon was active in Boy Scouts. After graduating from Union High School in 1950, he began working for Consumers Power Company. Gordon was drafted into […]

Engagements, April 30, 2009

Joseph Gillen and Jennifer Koch.

Koch-Gillen Jennifer Koch and Joseph Gillen, will be united in marriage on May 9, 2009 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Urbana, Illinois. The future bride is the daughter of Bob and Sue Koch of Rockford, Michigan. Jen is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois, and employed by Carle Clinic. The future groom […]

Births, April 30, 2009

Maggie Isabelle McCarthy

Maggie Isabelle McCarthy Proud parents, Cullen and Jacquie McCarthy of Rockford, Michigan announce the birth of their new daughter, Maggie Isabelle McCarthy. Maggie was born on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 4:04 p.m. at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maggie was welcomed home by her sister, […]

Collins

Mrs. Patty R. Collins

Mrs. Patty R. Collins, RN, age 80, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 20, 2009. Patty accepted Christ at the age of 11. She knew a lot of people who were missionary nurses, and they encouraged her to become a registered nurse. She was a 1946 graduate […]

In loving memory of Charles David Benham II

Charles David Benham II

July 30, 1969 – April 20, 2008   Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free, I’m following the path that God laid for me. I took His hand, when I heard Him call, I turned my back, and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or […]