Grand Rapids Obituaries

Grand Rapids Obituaries

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  • Monday | via MLive.com 

    Obituaries Today: Marti Childs, 90, Grand Rapids the...

    Childs' last performance was last fall as a lead in the celebrated play "4000 Miles." She has also performed in "John Brown's Body," "Steel Magnolias," "Enchanted April" among many others plays and has appeared in commercials and industrial films in Grand Rapids.

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  • Monday | via MLive.com 

    Vox Vidorra's 'We're So Lonely!' music video showcas...

    Blues rock group Vox Vidorra take the viewer on a journey through some very special locations in Grand Rapids in the new music video for "We're So Lonely!", the first single off the group's debut 2015 album Promise Land . The band describes the music video as a "love letter" to Grand Rapids.

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  • Saturday Aug 1 | via The Star Press 

    Rex Lacy

    He was born August 21, 1950 in Muncie, the son of Delmas and Martha Lacy. Rex attended Selma schools, and then went to work for Warner Machine.

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  • Friday Jul 31 | via Crescent-News.com 

    Margarita Bowers

    Margie was born in Crandall, Texas, on February 2, 1934. Cooking and reading the Bible were two of Margie's favorite things.

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  • Thursday Jul 30 | via Rockford Squire 

    Swanberg Obituary

    Mrs. Jewell Fae Swanberg of Rockford, age 97 went home to her Lord and Savior, Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born to Frank and Agnes Benjamin in Saranac, Michigan on May 3, 1918.

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  • Wednesday Jul 29 | via The Indianapolis Star 

    Jeffrey E. Thornburg

    He was born July 16, 1954. Jeff had recently retired from Rolls Royce after 30 years of service.

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  • Thursday Jul 23 | via Rockford Squire 

    Healy Obituary

    Mike was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and was preceded in death by his parents; Albert and Leone Healy; and two infant siblings, John and Margaret. He is survived by his two brothers, a sister, and their spouses; Thomas Healy, Patrick Healy, and Mary VanHeck, and several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends who will miss him and his outgoing personality.

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  • Thursday Jul 23 | via Rockford Squire 

    Ericksen Obituary

    Mr. Ralph B. Ericksen of Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Rockford, age 87, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20, 2015, and rests now, in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Ralph was born to Arnold and Mable Ericksen on Wednesday, March 14, 1928, in Comstock Park, Michigan, and graduated from Comstock Park High School in 1946.

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  • Friday Jul 17 | via The Inter-Mountain 

    Millie' G. Ware

    Mildred "Millie" Goddin Ware, 94, a former resident of Chenoweth Creek and a current resident of Colonial Place, passed away Friday morning, July 17, 2015, in Colonial Place.

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  • Friday Jul 17 | via Grand Haven Tribune 

    Police: Death of girl, 4, ruled accidental

    A forensic autopsy was performed Friday morning on the body of Makayla Rae Vanderlaan by the Ottawa County medical examiner at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. "The findings of that autopsy are consistent with the detectives' scene investigation, in that Makayla died of the effects of the lack of oxygen as a result of being entangled in the clothing that was hanging from the back of the bedroom door," said Capt.

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  • Friday Jul 17 | via Englewood Review 

    Ronald L. Hommerson

    September 22, 1935 - July 13, 2015 Ronald L. Hommerson, 79, of Venice, FL passed away July 13, 2015 at the Venice Tidewell Hospice House. He was born Sept 22, 1935 in Grand Rapids, MI to Albert and Mae Hommerson, Jr. Ron was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as the Store Manager of the Englewood Publix Super Market, retiring in the early 90's.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Rockford Squire 

    Champion Obituary

    Arv retired from Auto Die after 34 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. Coaching his sons teams when they were small.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Rockford Squire 

    Ziegler Obituary

    Dean was born on December 18, 1930 in Noblesville, IN to William T. and Evelyn Ziegler. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Ziegler; and his sister, Nila Roraus.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Rockford Squire 

    Ratz Obituary

    Mr. Jerome Albert Ratz of Alma, Michigan, formerly of Cedar Springs, age 89, has completed all the designs laid down on the Trestleboard of Life on Sunday, July 5, 2015, and has answered the summons of the Grand Warden of Heaven and Earth and has entered into the Grand Lodge over which the Supreme Grand Master of the Universe presides. Jerome was born to Albert and Margaret Ratz on Tuesday, March 30, 1926, in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Rockford Squire 

    Inman Obituary

    Dionna Angeline Inman, age 74, was peacefully escorted by angels into the arms of her Lord and Savior, while surrounded by her loving family, July 9th, 2015. Born in Grand Rapids and a life-long resident of Cedar Springs, Donie was crowned Red Flannel Queen in 1956.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via New York Daily News 

    Girl, 4, dies after being entangled in clothing

    A 4-year-old Michigan girl died after a piece of her clothing got caught on the hook of her bedroom door and she suffocated. A 4-year-old girl died tragically after a piece of her clothing got caught on a hook and she strangled to death.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via MLive.com 

    Musician who rode wrecking ball in Old City Hall pro...

    The year was 1977 and Mary Stiles Kimmell wasn't about to let her daughter Kathy ride in a Massachusetts horse show without a properly laced helmet. After searching around, Kimmell found a piece of blue bailing twine and silenced her daughter Kathy's complaints about the aesthetics of the harness substitute with one of those steely looks that only mothers can give.

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  • Wednesday Jul 15 | via Christ Community Music 

    Marvin Sapp: Counting On God

    Christian artists often sing about inspirational themes - of hope in the face of trials and peace in troubled times. But few of them have run headlong into the particular type of tragedy CCM Magazine's July 15 cover artist and gospel superstar Marvin Sapp faced.

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  • Jul 2, 2015 | via Northern Michigan News 

    Corinne Evelyn (Gale) Young

    Corinne Evelyn Young, previously of Evart, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home in Grand Rapids. She was 92. Corinne was born on February 14, 1923, to Lee E. and Janet M. Gale in Mecosta, Michigan.

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  • Jul 2, 2015 | via Northern Michigan News 

    Kenneth Kortman

    On Saturday evening, July 18, 2015, our Heavenly Father called home our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Kenneth Kortman. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Nella ; his children: Jeff Kortman, Deb Brinks, Shelley VandenBerg, Linnae Blouw; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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