Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   Since the start of the Rockford Area Museum (RAM) project in 2012 until the present, many questions have been asked about various aspects of the positive adventure. Some queries concern the RAM while other questions deal with the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS). The following statements should help readers with […]

Letter to the Editor

“Bottom line is this, if it’s determined that [the half acre in question is] part of the park, than we can not sell it. If it’s not determined that its ever become part of the park or dedicated for public use, than that’s when we’ll have Dick Went take a look at and give us […]



Mr. Paul Clyde Lemin of Grand Rapids, age 61, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 3, 2015.  He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, to Paul and Marjorie (Morris) Lemin in 1953. On August 7, 1976, he married Lynn Fraser and they enjoyed 38 years together.  He worked as a Senior Applications Engineer for Burke E. Porter […]


Karasiewicz, Frank OBIT

Mr. Frank Joseph Karasiewicz of Belmont, Michigan, age 87, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on the evening of Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after a courageous battle with Parkinson ’s disease. He was born to Frank B. and Clara O. (Fix) on Monday, February 27, 1928, in Belmont and had been a life-long […]


Mr. Robert Smith Burch

Mr. Robert Smith Burch of Rockford, Michigan, age 89, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior in the early morning of Friday, March 20, 2015. He was born to Paul and Sadie (Smith) Burch on Saturday, May 23, 1925 in Rockford and had been a life-long resident of the area. Bob was […]