Grand Rapids Obituaries

Grand Rapids Obituaries

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  • 10 hrs ago | via 

    Driver in fatal wrong-way U.S. 131 crash identified ...

    A woman who collided head-on with another vehicle in the opposite lane on U.S. 131 was identified by police as Jane Rachel Slotsema . Slotsema, a 25-year-old Grand Rapids resident, was driving south in her 2009 Hyndai Sonata when she entered northbound lanes near 28th Street in Wyoming.


  • Thursday Feb 23 | via 

    Police awaiting autopsy results after 14-month-old's...

    The cause of death for a 14-month-old Newaygo County infant is being investigated following an autopsy Wednesday, Feb. 22. Laylah Leeann Marie Heether died Feb. 21 at the Devos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, according to her obituary . A spokesperson for the Kent County Medical Examiner's office confirmed an autopsy was completed Wednesday, and the results are pending.


  • Tuesday Feb 21 | via Edhat 

    Daily Edhat - 02/21/17

    Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.


  • Monday Feb 20 | via Ellsworth Reporter 

    Esther V.

    Esther V. Noren, 86, formerly of Oberlin, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Prairie West Assisted Living in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born Aug. 24, 1930, on a farm near Achilles, Kan., to Robert and Hazel Benda.


  • Sunday Feb 19 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Charles - Pat' Hertzog

    He was born in R.D. Dysart, son of the late Regis E. and Rose Marie Hertzog. He married Gayle Smith on Feb. 27, 1957, in Frederick County, Va.


  • Sunday Feb 19 | via The Lakeland Ledger 

    Groendal, Henry E.

    HENRY E. GROENDAL, 84 LUDINGTON, MI. - Henry E. Groendal, age 84, of Ludington, Michigan, passed away on February 6, 2017 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


  • Friday Feb 17 | via Dayton Daily News 

    TSCHANTZ, James W.

    TSCHANTZ, James W. Died peacefully with his son Ralph at his side February 6, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI. Jim lived in Dayton for 21 years working for NCR and later for Monarch Marking/Pitney Bowes where he was VP/General Manager of retail sales.


  • Thursday Feb 16 | via 

    V&A Bootery buys downtown Kalamazoo's Okun Broth...

    V&A Bootery, which has its flagship store and its origins on the downtown Kalamazoo Mall, has acquired Okun Brothers Shoes, located a few blocks away on Portage Street. Saying "It's a great store and great brand name," V&A owner William A. Van Dis said, "We're going to run it as an independent store because it's got a great brand name and a great following itself."


  • Friday Feb 10 | via The Countywide 

    Patricia Ann Crocker

    Patricia Ann Crocker, or "Patsy" as she was known to her friends, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 29, 1930. Her father, Dr. Walter Lemke, moved the family to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1947, where he set up a surgical practice.


  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via The Countywide 

    Alice Lucille Waite

    Mrs. Waite was born in Big Rapids, Michigan Aug. 21, 1925, to Roy and Edna Godfrey. She was a resident of Sinton for eight years and former resident of Portland.


  • Tuesday Feb 7 | via White Lake Beacon 

    Roger Walkowiak, 1956 Tour de France champ, dies at 89

    Walkowiak, the son of a Polish factory worker, created a major upset when he won cycling's biggest race in 1956. The win was so unexpected that it originated a French expression still in use today: "A la walko," which translates as "Doing a Walko" and means a surprise win by an unheralded rider.


  • Friday Jan 27 | via WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 


    You can't visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum without exploring the planetarium. But even more fascinating is the man for which it's named -Roger B. Chaffee.


  • Jan 23, 2017 | via Putnam County Sentinel 

    Mary F. Blankemeier

    OTTAWA Mary F. Blankemeier, 88, of Ottawa passed away at 7:45 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at The Meadows of Ottawa. She was born June 11, 1928 in Ottawa, to the late Fred and Lauretta Recker.


  • Jan 20, 2017 | via Rockford Squire 

    Obituary: Hyde

    Charles Henry Hyde, 89, of Cadillac, MI passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at North Collier Hospital in Naples, FL. He had been a seasonal resident of Naples for the past 4 years.


  • Jan 20, 2017 | via IndyMedia 

    Obituary - Robert George Tronge

    Robert George Tronge, of Grand Rapids Michigan, kicked the bucket on the 22nd of December, 2016, when his tired and worn out body finally gave out at age 37. Robert George Tronge, of Grand Rapids Michigan, kicked the bucket on the 22nd of December, 2016, when his tired and worn out body finally gave out at age 37. He lasted longer than the doctors thought he would after his three-way heart bypass back in 1999. Rosie, his wife of 11 years, reminded him how lucky he was to have those extra years with his child and then later with his 2 grandchildren.