Grand Rapids Obituaries

Grand Rapids Obituaries

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  • Tuesday Jun 30 | via MLive.com 

    Retired Chief Circuit Court Judge Robert Benson reme...

    Former Kent County Circuit Court Judge Robert Benson is being remembered for his commanding courtroom presence and sharp legal mind, which at times operated ahead of the will of higher courts. Benson died Tuesday, June 30, in Grand Rapids at the age of 85, according to his son Curt Benson, an attorney and Cooley Law School professor, who said that funeral arrangements are pending.

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  • Tuesday Jun 30 | via MLive.com 

    Grand Blanc girls killed in crash while vacationing ...

    Two Grand Blanc Township girls and their father were killed in a crash while on vacation in Wyoming last Wednesday, June 24. Isabella Knotts, 6, and Lillian Knotts, 9, were traveling in a Toyota Highlander driven by their dad, David Knotts who is from Jenison, near Grand Rapids. Their vehicle hit a semi-truck that was stopped in traffic, and all three were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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  • Monday Jun 22 | via Lamar Daily News 

    Barbara Betz

    Funeral services for Barbara L. Betz of Casa Grande, AZ, formerly of Lamar are pending. Barbara was born on July 6, 1929 in Grand Rapids, MI to Leonard and Bertha Susan Applebach.

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  • Saturday Jun 20 | via WTKG-AM Grand Rapids 

    Businessman and Philanthropist Chuck Royce Dead at 90

    From our partners at WOOD TV: Grand Rapids philanthropist and business owner Charles Royce Sr. has died. Royce died early Saturday morning at the age of 90. He was born on January 20, 1925 to Fred and Maria Lund Royce.

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  • Saturday Jun 20 | via WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 

    Chuck Royce

    Grand Rapids businessman and philanthropist Charles Lund Royce passed away early the morning of Saturday, June 20, 2015. He was 90 years old.

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  • Thursday Jun 18 | via The Larchmont Daily Voice 

    Funeral Service On Friday In Larchmont For Elizabeth...

    Dibby Purves, originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., moved to Larchmont with her husband, Ned, in 1962 where they lived until 2005. Mrs. Purves was a graduate of the University of Michigan and a talented artist.

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  • Sunday Jun 14 | via Dayton Daily News 

    LIENESCH, Marcia

    News Death Notice LIENESCH, Marcia Went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Larry; children, Heidi and Jason Kooistra, Joe and Lilly Lienesch; grandchildren, Christian, Haden, Ellery, Caleb, and Clara; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Diane Burris; brother -in-law, Jerry and sisters-in-law, Sue Lienesch and Phyllis Lienesch; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Friday Jun 12 | via Dayton Daily News 

    GRANZOW Sr., Robert Henry

    News Death Notice GRANZOW, Sr. Robert Henry Age 89 passed away peacefully June 7, 2015. Bob was the devoted son of the late Henry and Leona Granzow.

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  • Jun 4, 2015 | via Daily Journal 

    Joan Hacker, Columbus

    Joan Hacker, 80, of Columbus, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Joan was a homemaker and worked as a nurse's aide for the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

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  • Jun 3, 2015 | via WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 

    a He wasna t at faulta a " Family of 8-year-old...

    The family of 8-year-old Austin Lotterman said they are not angry with the driver who hit and killed the young boy, but are grateful for what he did in an effort to help Austin in the moments following the accident. "We know in our hearts and in our minds he's in a better place and we're trying to remind ourselves of that," Andy Lotterman, Austin's uncle, told FOX 17 on Wednesday.

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  • Jun 2, 2015 | via WTKG-AM Grand Rapids 

    8-year-old boy hit by car dies in hospital

    An 8-year-old boy died in the hospital Tuesday after being hit by a car southeast of Zeeland the day before. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says Austin Lotterman, 8, is believed to have been going to the mailbox when the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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  • Jun 1, 2015 | via Northern Michigan News 

    Thomas Christopher Brunett

    Mr. Thomas Christopher Brunett, of Cadillac, Michigan, died of accidental injuries on Saturday, May 30, 2015, while working on family-owned property in Wexford County. He was 50. Tom was born to Charles and Mary Brunett on Sunday, May 30, 1965, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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