Grand Rapids Obituaries

Grand Rapids Obituaries

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  • Tuesday Jul 26 | via WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 

    Grand Rapids teacher killed in northern Michigan crash

    A Grand Rapids woman who was a teacher for the Kent Intermediate School District has died after a crash in northern Michigan over the weekend. The Petoskey News reports Lorri Dawes, 38, was in a car with her family on M-119 near the Spring Lake Park just north of U.S. 31. Saturday night about 9:30pm, when a van crossed the center line and hit them head-on.

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  • Monday Jul 25 | via Norwalk Reflector 

    Chuck JacksonChuck loved drag racing and his muscle ...

    Chuck Jackson, 69, of Wakeman, passed away on July 16, 2016 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 15, 1946 in Kendalville, IN.

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  • Sunday Jul 24 | via WAOW 

    Crash leaves 2 college football players dead, anothe...

    Two college football players are dead and another injured in a Waukesha County car crash Saturday night, after coaching a punting camp, sheriff's deputies said. The driver, 24-year-old Michael Sadler of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was killed in the crash along with 22-year-old Samuel Foltz of Grand Island, Nebraska.

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  • Sunday Jul 24 | via MLive.com 

    Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern mourns the loss o...

    Mike Sadler graduated from Forest Hills Northern in 2010, but it wouldn't be unusual to see him popping back into the school's hallways from time to time. "He would do interviews for our TV broadcasting class, he would help out any football players who wanted to help, whether it was having conversations or willing to work out with them or whatever it was," FHN principal Jon Gregory said.

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  • Friday Jul 22 | via WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 

    Hearse ticketed during memorial, city apologizes and...

    The hearse and at least two funeral cars were ticketed Thursday during Sami Bannister's, 12, memorial. Bannister, best known as #TeamTinyDancer, has inspired too many to count with her courage and kindness while living with a rare form of brain cancer.

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  • Thursday Jul 21 | via White Lake Beacon 

    E. Marjorie (Margie) Gallert

    E. Marjorie Gallert, 94, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Ludington went to her heavenly home on Monday, July 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev.

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  • Wednesday Jul 20 | via Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper 

    Greg K. Klukas

    Greg K. Klukas, 68, of Wausau, passed away Sunday, July 17 with family by his side at the Veterans Home in King.

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  • Tuesday Jul 19 | via White Lake Beacon 

    E. Marjorie (Margie) Gallert

    E. Marjorie Gallert, 94, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Ludington went to her heavenly home on Monday, July 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev.

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  • Monday Jul 18 | via WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 

    a oeNever give up, keep on smilinga a " Remembe...

    A 12-year-old girl who brought so many together through strength and selflessness while living with brain cancer passed away Sunday. Living and inspiring by her own words, "Never give up.

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  • Friday Jul 15 | via White Lake Beacon 

    A. William (Bill) Souter

    A. William Souter, 90, of Spring Lake, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away July 12, 2016 of natural causes. Bill was born Oct. 4, 1925, to H. Dale Souter and Lottie Souter in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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  • Friday Jul 8 | via MLive.com 

    21 animals dead at John Ball Zoo

    Eighteen stingrays and three sharks died overnight at John Ball Zoo, the zoo announced Friday, July 8. A mechanical malfunction that left the Stingray Lagoon pool low on oxygen is the likely cause of death, according to zoo officials. "We are currently performing a thorough investigation to confirm the cause of this tragic incident as well as a comprehensive system review of all the zoo's aquatic life support systems," said Andy McIntyre, the zoo's chief administrative officer, in a prepared statement.

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  • Thursday Jul 7 | via The Medina Gazette 

    James J. Otley

    James J. Otley, 74, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Jim was born September 25, 1941 to Thomas and Lorraine Otley, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Wednesday Jul 6 | via Free Press 

    Gary P. Rose

    Gary P. Rose, 61, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away June 30, 2016 at his home. He was the son of Leo and Carline R. Rose.

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  • Jun 29, 2016 | via Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper 

    Harold A. Towle

    Harold A. "Bud" Towle, 92, of Wallace, Mi., passed away Saturday, June 25 at the Luther Home in Marinette.

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  • Jun 29, 2016 | via MLive.com 

    Man dies of injuries after SUV leaves I-96, hits tree

    A White Lake man has died of injuries sustained Monday, June 27, when the vehicle he was riding in left I-96 and crashed into a tree. Jack Charles Flynn, 21, died Wednesday morning after he was taken off life support at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Ottawa County sheriff's Sgt.

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  • Jun 27, 2016 | via White Lake Beacon 

    Nancy Babinec

    Nancy Babinec, 67, of Hart, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was born May 19, 1949 in Muskegon, Mich.

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  • Jun 26, 2016 | via The Janesville Gazette 

    Louise Marie Stratton, Sun City, AZ/Formerly Janesville

    Lois Marie Stratton, 86, of Sun City, AZ, a long-time Janesville resident died June 24, 2016 at Amethyst Assisted Living in Peoria, AZ. She was born on June 15, 1930 in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Arthur and Marie Trendt.

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  • Jun 26, 2016 | via Daily Globe 

    Evelyn B. Fabbri

    Evelyn B. Fabbri, 85, of Ironwood , died peacefully Friday, June 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood . The former Evelyn B. Pucilowski was born July 4, 1930, in Bessemer , daughter of the late Bartec and Josephine Pucilowski, and attended Bessemer schools.

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  • Jun 25, 2016 | via MLive.com 

    Grand Rapids man dies hours after boating accident

    A 34-year-old Grand Rapids man died Saturday morning, hours after police say he fell off a boat and was under water for up to 35 minutes. Ottawa County sheriff's deputies said Brian Basarabski was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. by the Kent County medical examiner.

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