Deaths 2020

The following deaths have been reported to Oceana County Press.

  • JoEllen “Sis” Wood, 58, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • Donald Gaylord Griffis, 85, of Hart, died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.
  • Joseph T. Lewandowski, 68, of Shelby, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
  • Donald Arthur Hicks, 71, of Hart, died on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
  • Donald Arthur Hicks, 71, of Hart, died on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
  • Patricia Louise Bromley, 84, of Hart, died on Friday, January 10, 2020.
  • Lois Ellen Adams, 85, of Hart, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
  • Lois Ellen Adams, 85, of Hart, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
  • Dolores “Dee” Bendelow, 92, of Montague, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
  • Bradley A. Blohm, 57, of Shelby, died on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
  • Robert Paul Flanery, 79, of Walkerville, died on Friday, January 17, 2020.
  • Vaughn Garrett Mead, 80, of Shelby died on Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • Leonard G. Thompson, 90, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
  • Lynne M. Ferris, 78, of New Era, died on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
  • Fred J. Riley, 89, of Holland, formerly of Pentwater, died on Friday, January 24, 2020.
  • Robert G. “Bob” McDonnell, 84, of Hesperia, died on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
  • Carl Alan Griffis, 67, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 31, 2020.
  • Connie Kay Alvesteffer, 72, of Hart, died on Friday, January 31, 2020.
  • Carol A. “Dolly” Willard, 71, of Shelby, died on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  • Carol A. “Dolly” Willard, 71, of Shelby, died on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  • Octavius P. Bosse, 93, of New Era, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
  • Walter O’Neal Loveless, 67, of Montague, died on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
  • Ilene (James) Gilchrist, 90, of New Era, died on Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Shirley L. Schultz, 84, of Shelby, died on Friday February 7, 2020.
  • Brandon James Tatro, 10, of Hesperia, died on Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Calvin “Cabby” Reames, 95, of Shelby, died on Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Brandon James Tatro, 10, of Hesperia, died on Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Bonnie L. Burmeister, 62, of Hart, died on Monday, February 10, 2020.
  • Tina Marie Galvan-Flores, 53, of Hart, died on Monday, February 10, 2020.
  • Richard Setlak, 77, of Shelby died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
  • Harold Clifford Hall, 92, of Hart, died on Monday, February 17, 2020.
  • Julia Ann (Judy Ward) Payne, 81, of New Era died on Monday, February 17, 2020.
  • Norma E. Lambrix, 85, of New Era, died on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
  • Floyd N. Fox, 101, of Shelby, died on Friday, February 21, 2020.
  • Zackary Aaron Snider, 28, of Hart, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
  • Arthur R. Baxter, 55, of Ferry Township, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
  • Roger Lee Koster, 89, of Shelby, died on Monday, March 2, 2020.
  • Nieves Arce Rosalez, 95, of Hart, died on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
  • Nieves Arce Rosalez, 95, of Hart, died on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
  • Robert Lemoine Tozer, 91, of Hart, died on Monday, March 9, 2020.
  • Michael Christopher Novakowski, 63, of Rothbury, died on Monday, March 9, 2020.
  • James E. Sietsema, 84, of Shelby, died on Wednesday March 11, 2020.
  • Albert Revilla, 56, of Shelby, died on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Joyce E. Streetman, 64, of Montague, died on Friday, March 13, 2020.
  • Geneva Findlay, 93, of Hesperia died on Friday, March 13, 2020.  
  • Charlene Grossman, 81, of Rothbury, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
  • Thomas A. Schaner, 77, of Hart died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
  • Lewis Homer Raskey, 85, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
  • Anna LaVerle Nixon, 100, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
  • Patricia Sue Orr, 77, of Rothbury, died on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
  • Edward Lathrop, 88, of Elbridge Township, died on Friday, March 20, 2020.
  • Jeffery Eric Freese, 58, of Marshall, died on Friday, March 20, 2020.
  • Robert Dale Six, 71, of Montague, died on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
  • Glen Lee Curtis, 87, of Pentwater, died on Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • Shirley A. Claeys, 82, of Shelby, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
  • John Paul Michael, 78, of Montague, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
  • Glen Lee Curtis, 87, of Pentwater, died on Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • Mary E. Fenton, 70, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
  • John W. Kludy, 88, of Shelby, died on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
  • Goldie R. Hajdu, 92, of Rothbury, died on Friday, April 3, 2020.
  • Gary Wayne White Sr., 70, of Hart, died on Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • Vernon L. Fox, 73,  of New Era, died on Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • Julia Bromley, 88, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
  • William D. Stevens, 86, of Hart, died on Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Countess Marlene Schihl, 85, of Shelby, died on Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • William D. Stevens, 86, of Hart, died on Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Countess Marlene Schihl, 85, of Shelby, died on Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Johanna VanderSlice, 94, of New Era, died on Monday, April 13, 2020.
  • Joseph J. “Joe” Przekop, 52, of Montague died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
  • Henry E. “Hank” Freeland, 79, of Rothbury, died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
  • James “Jim”Albert Carlson, 82, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
  • Marilyn Louise “Lyn” Stark, 85, of Newaygo, formerly of Shelby, died on Monday, April 20, 2020.
  • Shelly Jo Burns, 55, of Hart, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
  • Fanny Riley, 74, of Pentwater died on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
  • Michael “Mike” Jon Bursley, 59, of Hart, died on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
  • Thomas Ray Youngstrom, 85, of Mears, died on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
  • Donald R. Hannigan, 79, of Hart died on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
  • Jack D. Lake, 87, of Shelby, died on Monday, April 27, 2020.
  • Donald L. Simpson, 90, of Hart, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
  • Terry Francis Coulier, 66, of Hart, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • Kimberly Frase, 39, Ludington, formerly of Hart, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • Bobbie Leroy Engler, 85, of Montague, died on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
  • Elizabeth Patricia “Patti” Bedran, 72, of Hart, died on Wednesday, May 5, 2020.
  • James Philip Girardot, 61, of Rothbury, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
  • Onabelle Elizabeth (Kerr) Klotz, 89, of Hart, died on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
  • Jerry A. Brandel, 75, of Hart, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
  • Jose Garcia Vega, 85, of Mears, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
  • Col Joseph L. Nameth, USAF (Ret), 79, of Mears, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
  • Sylvia Ann Rosse, 81, of Hart, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
  • Hilary Barrera Luevano, 78, of Walkerville, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
  • Bruce A. Wiggers, 68, of New Era, died on Friday, May 22, 2020.
  • Carol Herin, 70, of Hesperia, died n Friday, May 22, 2020.
  • Russell “Red” Thrailkill, 81, of Hart, died on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
  • Diana J. Mackenzie, 82, of Hesperia, died on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
  • J. Scott Blanchard, 69, of Montague, died Monday, May 25, 2020.
  • Travis J. Kidder, 48, of Hart, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
  • Goldie J. Schuyler, 95, of Montague, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
  • Bobby Joe Jahn, 79, of Rothbury, died on Friday, May 29, 2020.
  • Eloise Olds, 80, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
  • Fredric C. Bennitt, 71, of Caledonia, formerly of Shelby, died on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • Joann L. Osborn, 88, of New Era, died on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • Roy F. Fox, 95, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • Richard D. “Dick” Lyttle, 81, of Shelby, died on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
  • Donna Hanson Brown, 67, of Pentwater, formerly of Walhalla, died on Tuesday June 6, 2020.
  • Evelyn Marie Kokx, 83, of Pentwater, died on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • Norma Gilbert, MD, 69, of Hart, died on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • Lyle (“Oscar”) Jackson, 90, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
  • Lyle (“Oscar”) Jackson, 90, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
  • Marlene McDonnell, 84, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
  • Marlene McDonnell, 84, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
  • James G. “Jim” Witte, 76, of  Claybanks Township, died on Monday, June 15, 2020.
  • Phyllis J. Gowell, 95, of Muskegon, formerly of New Era, died on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • Carolyn “Carol” Alderson, 83, of Mears, died on Friday , June 19, 2020.
  • Norman Draper, 87, of New Era, died on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
  • Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Field, 88, of Shelby, died on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
  • Ronald Lane Creed Jr., 41, of Naples, Florida, and Pentwater, died on Monday, June 22, 2020.
  • Frank L. Raeth, 58, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
  • Janice Wisniewski, 92, of Montague, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
  • Letha M. Rottschafer, 96, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
  • Jeffrey L. Stewart, 60, of Hart, died on Friday, June 26, 2020.
  • Blanche L. Woller, 77, of Montague, died on Sunday June 28, 2020.
  • Jacqueline Sue Johnson, 73, of Pentwater, died on Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Dorothy Jean (VanNortwick) Schrumpf, 93, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
  • Juan De Dios Rodriguez Noriega, 34, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
  • Kathleen R. “Kelli” Aebig, 82, of Rothbury, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
  • Kathi Jo Wackernagel, 63, of Montague, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
  • Larry J. “Clyde” Fekken, 80, of New Era, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
  • Ted E. Straley, 96, of Hart, died on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
  • Constance Marie Dumas, 85, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Pentwater, died on Monday, July 13, 2020.
  • Paul Emery Yutzy, 62, of Pentwater, died on Monday, July 20, 2020.
  • Donna Marie Lupini, 91, of Hart, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
  • Virginia I. “Ginger” Pawlowski, 70, of Rothbury, died on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
  • Judy Beth Gifford Aebig, 65, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
  • Gilbert L. Revilla, 65, of Shelby, died on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
  • Gloria D. Russell, 93, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, July 21, 1920.
  • Fred C. Dahl, 81, of Shelby, died on Friday, July 24, 2020.
  • Ethelyn Morningstar, 96, of Shelby, died on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
  • Bradon Connor Denton, 22, of Hart, died on Monday, July 27, 2020.
  • Eleanor Elizabeth Jackson, 87, of Montague, died on Friday, July 31, 2020.
  • Robert “Pean” Payne, 86, of Walkerville, died on August 1, 2020.
  • Rodger Karl Faul, 87, of Mears, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
  • Marvin J. Lipka, 93, of Montague, died on Saturday, August  1, 2020.
  • Constance L. “Connie” Kiggins, 73, of Mears, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
  • Carol Vee Knochel, 75, of Hart, died on Monday, August 3, 2020.
  • Joseph Robert DeFrancisco, 93, died on Friday, August 7, 2020.
  • Jean M. McClellan, 66, died on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
  • Joseph Robert DeFrancisco, 93, died on Friday, August 7, 2020.
  • Gaye Louise (Macksam) Sorensen, 78, of Crystal Valley, died on August 8, 2020.
  • Frederick C. Rudat, 88, of New Era, died on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
  • Thomas “Tommy the Swede” Peterson, 77, of Hart, died on Sunday, August 9, 2020.
  • Anna Marie Smith, 74, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
  • Judith M. “Judy” Shook, 80, of Hart, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
  • Raymond “Spike” Danhof, 92, of Rothbury, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
  • Daria Sharon Reitsma, 15, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
  • Russell T. Johnson, 84, of Montague, died on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
  • Rhonda Kay Brewer, 51, of Montague, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
  • Judith Ann Lohman, 67, of Claybanks Township, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • Captain John J. “Jack” King, USN (Ret.), 83, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • Virginia E. “Ginny” Howse, 94, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • Brian Mitchell England, 23, of Mears, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • Domingo R. Trevino, 86, of Hart, died on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
  • George H. Davis, 90, of Montague, died on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
  • Patricia L. “Patty” Kludy, 85, of Shelby, died on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
  • Robert D. ” Bob” Samuels, 81, of Shelby died on Friday, September 4, 2020.
  • Shirley Ruth Howe, 78, of Hart, died on Sunday, September 6, 2020.
  • Shirley Jean (Robinson) Anderson, 81, of Mears, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
  • Burland “Chip” McCormick, 73, of Rothbury, died on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
  • Gregory John Adams, 55, of Lansing, formerly of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
  • Robert P. “Bobby” Crase, 49, of Hart, died on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
  • Jean B. Thompson, 89, of Muskegon, formerly of Hesperia, died on Saturday, September 12.
  • Earl J. Staples, 90, of Mears, died on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
  • Wanda Arlene (Reed) Jeffries, 87, of New Era, died on September 12, 2020.
  • Mae Ella Pangburn, 91, of Hart, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
  • Ruth Bender Isley, 88, of Shelby, died on Friday, September 18, 2020.
  • Mary Ann Merten, 84, of Hart, died on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
  • Adam W. Selig, 43, of Shelby, died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
  • Brian W. Veltman, 59, of New Era, died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
  • Roger W. Gowell, 69, of Shelby, died on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
  • Joyce Irene Stout Kroll, 91, of Montague, died on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
  • Tony L. Deeds, 78, of Shelby, died on Friday, October 2, 2020.
  • Julie Ann Devowe, of Hesperia,  died on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
  • Richard Albino Favre, 78, of Pentwater, died on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
  • Edward Charles Summers, 75, of Hart, died on Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • Edward Charles Summers, 75, of Hart, formerly of Pentwater, died on Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • Gordon E. Easton, 86, of Spring Lake, died on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
  • Amanda Rashelle Lambrix, 28, of Branch and Hart, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Updated Oct. 15, 2020

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