Deaths 2015

  • E. Jane Martin, 78, of Rothbury, died December 27, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Max Kokx, 82, of Pentwater, passed away December 23, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Robert J. Carr, Jr, 64, of Hesperia, died December 18, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Mary Hawley, 83, of Shelby, died December 18, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Deanna Lenon, 66, of Shelby, died December 19, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • John Bell, 57, of Hart, passed away December 17, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Peter Langstraat, 68, of Hart, passed away December 17, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Donald Arthur Snow, 86, of Hesperia, passed away December 11, 2015. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hart.
  • Evelyn McGhan, 96, of Hart, passed away Dec. 9, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • James A. Kludy, 55, of New Era, died Sat. December 5, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.
  • Joan Emerson Matheson, 87 of Pentwater passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Cherry Blossom Manor in Hart. Arrangments Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services-Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. 
  • Judith Ann Schram, 54, of Rothbury, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Gary L. Lipka, 73, of Rothbury, died Tues. Nov 24, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Ronald Lee Longcore, 76, of Hart, passed away November 24, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Joyce Marie Carr, 83, of Hart, passed away, November 22, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Robert John Harmon, 77, of Poughkeepsie, NY (formerly of Hart) passed away November 19, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Donald Roscoe Lambrix, 87, of Pentwater, passed away November 21, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • John W. Symington, 99, of Hart, passed away November 20, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Barbara T. Cooper. 83, of Hart, died Nov. 15, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Manley Robinson, 87, of Mears, died  Nov. 9, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • John “Tom”Royalty, 84, of Claybanks Twp died Nov. 15, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • James C. Near, 68, of Shelby, passed away Nov. 11, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • George Carl Brandel, Jr., 92 of Hart, passed away November 12, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hart.
  • Sue Ellen Dahl, age 84, of Montague, died Nov. 7, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby
  • Paul Wesley Greiner, 56, of Mears, passed away on November 7, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Larry G. Lawler, 83, of Mears, passed away Nov. 2, 2015.  Arrangements by  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Calvin Seaver, 89, of Florida and formerly of Montague, passed away Nov. 4, 2015. Arrangements by  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Ray “Tom” Townsend, 73, of Montague, passed away Nov. 6, 2015. Arrangements by  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Lorne H. Avery, 84, of Pentwater passed away on November 3, 2015 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Diana Lee Whelpley, 76, of Shelby, died Sat. Oct. 17, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home,  Shelby.
  • Donald D. McClennan, 84, of Hart, passed away October 7, 2015. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Linda (Reames) Allen, 66, of Muskegon and formerly of Shelby, passed away October 7, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home,  Shelby.
  • Jerry L. Austin, 76, of Shelby, passed away October 7, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home,  Shelby.
  • Terry L. Ross, Sr. 67, of Hart, passed away October 8, 2015. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Jerry Wigren, 55, of Shelby, passed away October 8, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home,  Shelby.
  • Leota Munson, 98, of Montague, passed away October 9, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home,  Shelby.
  • Juanita K. McCann, 57, of Hart, passed away October 9, 2015. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Mary Buttleman of Traverse City, and formerly of New Era, passed away October 11, 2015.Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home,  Shelby.

 

  • Charles A. Williams, 91, of Pentwater passed away on October 6, 2015 at Tendercare of Ludington. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Eileen C. Cameron, 97, of Pentwater passed away on October 3, 2015 at her home. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • David Yeager, 73, of Hart, passed away September 29, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Dylan Anthony Rafter, 17 ,of Pentwater, passed away September 27, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Damon Lee Crumb, 74, of Pentwater, passed away September 18, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Emma L. Ward, 66, Hart, passed away September 16, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Jesus Armando DeLeon Rodriguez, 22, of Hart, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Joseph M. Abe, 96, of Hart, passed away September 6, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hart.
  • Ruth Wieman,  87, of Shelby, died Sat. Sept. 5, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • James O’Connell, 73, of Montague, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Ruth E. Monroe, of New Era, passed away August 30, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hart.
  • Raymond L. Mull, 88, of Hart, passed away August 30, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Robert Best, 65, of Whitehall, died August 21, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Gloria L. Bush, 67, of Grand Haven, formerly of Hart, passed away August 21, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • May Lynn McTaggart, 73, of Hart died on August 15, 2015 in Hart.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home, Ludington.
  • Malcolm Jackson, 84, of Montague, died August 14, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Arlo Matney, 95, of Shelby, died August 15, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Wayne G. Aebig, 89, of Rothbury died August 10, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Susan M. Flores, 60, of Mears, passed away on August 7, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Christine Dostert, 83, of Hart, died Friday, July 31st.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.
  • Lyle Norval Keely, 78, of Mears, passed away on July 27, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Richard ‘Rich’ Tompkins, 69 of Mears, passed away July 21, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Ruth E. MacDonald Ellis, 93, of Hart, passed away July 21, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Rebecca ‘Becky’ J. (Perkins) Clabuesch, 65, of Mears, passed away July 15, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Marian L. Leemhuis, 92, of Hart, passed away July 25, 2015. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Karine (Krantz) Rinaldi, 82, of Pentwater, passed away on June 26, 2015. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Rebecca ‘Becky’ J. (Perkins) Clabuesch, 65, of Mears, passed away July 15, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hart.
  • Dominic Lee Anderson, the son of Anna Gilland and Bryan Anderson of Shelby, was born July 2, 2015.
  • Landon James Alvesteffer, the son of Jamie and Eric Alvesteffer of Montague, was born July 3, 2015.
  • Isaac Ryan Pierce, the son of April Smith and Marcus Pierce of Hart, was born July 11, 2015.
  • Mark Veltman, 55, of Hesperia, died June 28, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.
  • John ‘Tom’ Pangburn, 57, of Hart, passed away  June 29, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hart.
  • Pamela Jo Snider, 54, of Traverse City, (formerly of Hart), passed away on June 27, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Thomas N. Kokx of Ludington and formally of Hart, passed away on June 22, 2015 at Oakview Medical Care Facility. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ludington.
  • Helen M. Henry, 79, of Pentwater, passed away on June 20, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Lester Earl Hillier, 77, of Montague, passed away June 18, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • D. Raymond, 90, of Hart passed away on June 14, 2015 at his home in Hart. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral and Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Dixie L. Fralic, 58, of Hart, formerly of Manistee passed away on Friday, May 15 at her home.  Arrangments by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Betty Colby, 89, of Rothbury., died Sunday, May 10, 2015.  Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Evelyn Zylstra, 85,  of Lansing and formerly of Montague, died Thurs. May 7, 2015.  Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Brenda Kroll, 66, of Montague, died Sat. May 9, 2015.  Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Claud Beck, 51, of Montague, died May 1, 2015.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Milton H. Pugsley, 90, of Pentwater, passed away on May 1, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ludington & Hart.
  • Lori Lynn Foster, 50, of Hart, passed away April 30, 2015.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart and Ludington.
  • Russell Ward, 71, of Walkerville, died Thurs. April 30, 2015. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Deloris ‘Dee’ H. Hasty, 72, of Hart, passed away April 26, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Corallee Samuelson, 91, passed away April 19, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ludington.
  • Joyce E. Gardy, 81, of Pentwater, passed away April 19, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Donald Rought, 73,  of Hesperia, died April 7, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby
  • Tony LaVerne Tanner, 56 of Hesperia, passed away on April 4, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Hart.
  • Jeanne M. Lawler of Mears died April 1, 2015.Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • David R. Grey of Hesperia died April 3, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Francisco “Frank” Vasquez, 85, of Hart, passed away April 1, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  •  Delores Fuentes, 89, of Spring Lake, passed away April 1, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Charles “Roy” L. Stilson, 62, of Holton passed away on March 7, 2015. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Marilyn K. Quijas, 70, of Mears, passed away March 27, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Sharon L. Bechtel, 66, of Kalamazoo and formerly of Ferry Township, died Sat. March 28, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Donald Gilchrist, 88, of New Era, passed away March 24, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Myra N. Verschueren, 74, of Pentwater, passed away on March 20, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Donna K. Clearwater, 79, of Hart, passed away on March 17, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Larry L. “Lard” Smith, 55, of Mears, died Monday, March 16, 2015. Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Pearl L.Kay, of Shelby, died March 14, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Ellis Wayne Bickel, 87 of Hart, passed away on March 13, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart
  • Lisa McCarthy, of Montague, passed away on March 7, 2015. Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.
  • Rex J. Fielding, 88, of Pentwater, passed away on March 7, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Lorena C. VanDenHeuvel, 90, of Hart, passed away March 4, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Namine – McKenzie Michelle Denton, newborn of Mears, passed away February 23, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Donald ‘Ed’ Thaler,  57, of Shelby, passed away on February 18, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services , Hart.
  • Ronald “Tugboat” Jay Vanderputte,  60 of Hart, passed away on February 14, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Servicess of Hart & Ludington.
  • Gloria Tietz of Rothbury died Feb. 13, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Jean Urquhart, 90, of Stony Lake and Lansing, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Karen Brimmer, 64, of Rothbury, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Gail L. Bluhm, 75, of Pentwater, passed away on February 5, 2015. King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart & Ludington.
  • Donna Cook, 64, of Elbridge Township, passed away Feb 2, 2015. King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart and Ludington.
  • James Gowell, of Muskegon and formerly of New Era, died Jan. 29, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Catherine Stier of Shelby died January 31, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Clarence W. Sherman, 81, of Hart passed away on January 26, 2015 at Oceana County Medical Care Facility. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Rosemary Crisman, 80, of Shelby, died Jan 22, 2015. Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • William Carte, 82, of Montague died Jan. 22, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Gale Turner, 80, of Hart died Jan. 24, 2015.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Ralph B. Moore, Jr,  60, of Apache Junction, AZ, formerly of Hartpassed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015. King Funeral Home, Hart & Ludington.
  • Richard L. Smith, 62, of Mears, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. King Funeral Home, Hart & Ludington.
  • William Brown, 79, of Muskegon and formerly of Shelby, died Sunday, Jan. 11th.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Charles S. Stafford, 78, of Muskegon and formerly of Silver Lake, died Sunday, January 11th.  HarrisFuneral Home, Shelby.
  • Michael D. Jackson, 47, of Walkerville, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015.  King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart & Ludington.
  • James Bernard Alfredson, 77, of Pentwater, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart & Ludington.
  • Lawrence Robert “Bob” Stefanits, 76, of Hart, passed away on Friday January 2, 2015, King Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Hart.
  • Kerry Passage, 58, of Whitehall, passed away on January 8, 2015. King Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hart & Ludington.
  • Baldomero Davila, 90, of Hart died Dec. 30, 2014.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Marvin Omness, 93, of Shelby, died January 1st.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Rev. William Dostert, 83 of Mears died January 2nd.  Harris Funeral Home, Shelby
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