Deaths 2021

The following deaths have been reported to Oceana County Press:

  • Damon Jones, 43, of Montague, died on Friday, January 1, 2021.
  • Cesar Gracia, 79, of Shelby, died on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
  • Darlene M. Jensen, 76, of Hart, died on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
  • Gene Leroy Morehouse, 86, of Walkerville, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
  • Ronald Lowell Cooper, 81, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
  • Lisa Kolb Sumner, 88, of Shelby, died on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
  • Mariam Gibbs, 104, of Montague, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
  • Craig Christopher Curtis Sr., 55, of Hart, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
  • Michael L. DuMonte, 68, of Hart, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
  • Earl H. Girard, 83, of Hesperia, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
  • Arthur Ritenburgh, 83, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
  • Sabrina Faye Essex, 34, of Hart, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
  • Wayne A. Lohman, 77, of Montague, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021.
  • George R. Fulljames, 97, of Montague, died on Friday, January 15, 2021.
  • Ruth Newmyer, 95, of Grand Rapids and formerly of New Era, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
  • Ingeborg Margarete Dalbke, 88, of Montague, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
  • Joy Gardy, 89, of Mears, died on Monday, January 18, 2021.
  • Theodore Allen Bailey, 78, of Hart, died on Monday, January 18, 2021.
  • Frances Ellen Dragoo Acuna, 95, of Fremont, formerly of Walkerville, died on Monday, January 18, 2021.
  • Richard “Dick” Dallas Burrell, 83, of Walkerville, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  • Richard W. Russell, Sr., 81, of Hart, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  • Frank Ernest Stone, 57, of New Era, died on Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • John W. Riley, 92, of Mears, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
  • Victor Rodriguez, 62, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
  • Martin J. “Marty” Fitzgibbon, 55, of Rothbury and formerly of Grand Rapids, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
  • Beverly L. Coulier, 78, of Grandville and formerly of Shelby, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
  • Mario Rodriguez, 57, of Shelby, died on Friday, January 29, 2021.
  • Katherine D. Brimmer, 80, of Shelby, died on Friday, January 29, 2021.
  • Kathleen “Kaye” Audrey Moore, 90, of New Era, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
  • Doneta L. Pretty, 58, of New Era, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
  • Randal V. “Randy” Leslie, 64, of Shelby, died on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
  • Patricia J. “Pat” Peters, 81, of Hart, died on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
  • Larry Harold Fox, 78, of New Era, died on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
  • Helen Marie Danhof, 84, of Rothbury, died on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
  • Harry P. Kokx, 91, of Hart, died on Monday, February 8, 2021.
  • Leolah Hope Boundy, 93, of Crystal Valley, died on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
  • Patrick Michael Walter, 50, of Shelby, died on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
  • Barbara Elaine (Gale) Wiggers, 78, of New Era, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
  • Nazarie Jentilet, 92, of Hart, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
  • Sigrid “Mickie” Fuentes, 81, of Rothbury, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
  • Terry Hunt, 77, of Hart, died on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
  • Robert A. “Bob” Carr III, 71, of Newfield Township, died on Sunday, February 22, 2021.
  • Cheryl Lynn Dennert, 63, of Crystal Valley, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
  • Fern Annette Hilton, 70, of Pentwater, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • Andrew “Andy” Todd, 76, of Pentwater and Phoenix, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • Renae D. Fessenden, 68, of Shelby, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • Antoinette “Toni” Pawlowski, 74, of Pentwater, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • John Wilson Gebhart, 100-plus, of Hart, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
  • James Edward Johnson, 74, of Pentwater, died on February 28, 2021.
  • Charles Monton, 87, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  • Joyce A. (Gardner) Van Aelst, 93, of Walkerville, died on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
  • John Hammond, 73, of Rothbury, died on Monday March 8, 2021.
  • Guadalupe “Lupe” Rodriguez, 60, of Muskegon, died on Monday, February 8, 2021.
  • William “Bill” Robert Knoth, 78, of Stony Lake, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
  • Margene “Marge” Sillman, 81, of Shelby, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
  • Thomas Armstrong, Jr., 91, of Rothbury, died on Monday, March 15, 2021.
  • William Paul “Bill” Nusbaum, 70, of Mears, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
  • John Laurence Moore II, 61, of Rothbury, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
  • Marie E. Fitzpatrick, 82, of Hart, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
  • Regina “Jeanie” Sill, 72, of Shelby, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
  • Virginia Leona Camargo, 54, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
  • Lois L. Ayers, 78, of Pleasant Ridge, , died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
  • Sharon Bowen, 76, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
  • Robert V. Helmer, 96, of Shelby, died on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
  • Jimmie D. “Jim” Williams, 79, of Rothbury, formerly of Shelby, died on Monday, March 29, 2021.
  • Carolyn Louise Smith, 76, of Hesperia, died on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
  • Alan Francis Hoffman, 68, of Rockford, formerly of Shelby, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
  • Joseph John Tickle, 83, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
  • Mary Elizabeth Morse, 95, of Shelby, died on Friday, April 9, 2021.
  • John William Babbin, 80, of Oceana County, died Saturday, April 10, 2021.
  • Patrick Leonard Courneya, 56, formerly of Whitehall, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
  • Beverly A. (Slee) Kelly, 75, of Pentwater, died on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
  • Susan Miller, 63, of Hart, died on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Mary (Weiland) Beatty, 90, of Shelby, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
  • James D. Ackerberg, 78, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
  • Stephen Didur, 85, of Pentwater, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Florence Ermina Stier Prosser, 103, of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of Shelby, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Antonio “Tony” Gonzales, 72, of Mears, died on Wednesday, Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
  • Virginia Stella “Ginny” Dennert, 94, of Hart, died on Friday, May 7, 2021. 
  • Sandra Cross, 88, of Missoula, Mont., Pentwater, died on Friday, May 7, 2021.
  • Philip E.  Flater, 70, of Hesperia, died on Friday, May 7, 2021.
  • Ronald C. Hamill, 60, of Shelby, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
  • Betty Joann Greiner, 92, of Hart, died on Sunday, May 9, 2021. 
  • Debbie Ann Aebig, 60, of Montague, died on Monday, May 10, 2021.
  • Alfredo Lopez Sr., 75, of Rothbury, died on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
  • Roy Donald Hitts, 74, of Ferry Township, died Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • Bradley Harold Ordway, 59, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • John L. Sullivan, 90, of Hart, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • Carol Ann Cisneros, 65, of Shelby, died on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
  • Joy R. Aebig, 87, of Shelby, died on Monday, May 17, 2021.
  • Joshua Gutierrez, 22, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
  • Sue Ellen Martin-Crowell, 69, of Montague, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
  • Roger Lyle Jackson, 68, of Shelby, died on Friday, May 21st 2021.
  • Gene Engweiler, 91, of Rothbury, died on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
  • James Clare Shull, 80, of Hart, Michigan, died on Monday, May 31, 2021.
  • Lucas J. Allen, 24, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
  • Nicolas Ruiz Tlaseca, 53, of Shelby, died on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
  • Mary Celestra Camargo, 89, of Hart, died on Monday, June 7, 2021,
  • Alice Jean Buchnius, 92, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  • Robert “Bob” F. Miller, 82, of Hart, died on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
  • Marie Anne Sheldon, 91, of Hart, died on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
  • Louis D. Nichols, 73, of Shelby, died on Friday, June 18, 2021.
  • Dora Ann Smith, 61, of Indian River, died Saturday, June 19, 2021.
  • Edith Caroline (Lynn) Smith-Kokx, 99, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
  • James M. “Jim” Tufts, 30, of Muskegon, formerly of Shelby, died on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
  • Melanie D. Walicki, 51, of Pentwater, died on Friday, June 25, 2021.
  • Lynda Carol Chmelik, 78, of New Era, died on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
  • Margaret “Peg” Mitchell, 90, of Montague and formerly of Shelby, died on Monday, June 28, 2021.
  • Andrew “Andy” Edward Schaner, 61, of Hart, died on Monday, June 28, 2021.
  • LaMonte “Butch” Morgan, 63, of Hart, died on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
  • Amanda M. Zuber, 32, of New Era, died on Monday, July 5, 2021.
  • Ernesto Eugene Rodriguez Jr., 30, of Shelby, died on Friday, July 9, 2021.
  • Richard Kaltunas, 81, of Mears, died on Friday, July 9, 2021.
  • Robert G. Schaible, Jr., 88, of New Era, died on Friday, July 9, 2021.
  • Jane Loise Thocher, 85, of Hart, died on Monday, July 12, 2021.
  • Charles Douglas Collard, 80, of Hart died on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
  • Duane D. Dennison, 73, of Hart, died on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
  • Donna Louise Cihak, 87, of Hart, died on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
  • Nancy Kay Chase, 67, of Shelby, died on Friday, July 16, 2021.
  • Fred Fessenden, 86, of Hart, died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
  • Theodore Edward Slocum, 84, of Hart, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
  • Clement O. McLouth, Jr., 87, of Hart, died on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
  • Mark E. Rolf, 68, of Rothbury, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
  • Josephine Arlene Dodge, 85, of Mears, died on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
  • James E. Johnson, 77, of Mears, died on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
  • Judith Leone Kronlein, 83, of Hart, died on Friday, August 6, 2021.
  • Karla McBride, 74, of Walkerville, died on Sunday August 8, 2021.
  • Dale A. Catherman, 74, of Hesperia, died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
  • Todd William Holle, 68, of New Era, died on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
  • James Arnold “Jim” Frees, 85, of Rothbury, died on Friday, August 13, 2021.
  • Nancy J. Jonseck, 87, of New Era, died on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
  • Donna J. Schaner, 83, of Hart and Ludington, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
  • William “Bill” Leland Briggs, 67, died on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
  • Galen Rex “Bill” Dunn, 89, of Hart, died on Friday, August 27, 2021.
  • Doris B. Reames, 95, of Shelby, died on Friday, August 27, 2021.
  • David Paul Purdy, 49, of Shelby, died on Saturday, August 28.
  • Ernest Edwin Lattin, 89, of Hesperia, died on Monday, August 30, 2021.
  • Raymond Lee Croff, 71, of Hart, died on Monday, August 30, 2021.
  • William F. “Bill” Sponhauer, 93, of Walkerville, died on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
  • Joyce Maxine (Towne) Bayle, 90, of Shelby, died on Saturday September 4, 2021.
  • Richard Wayne Gorenflo, 38, of Walkerville, died on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
  • Richard “Rick” Alan Helmer, 75, of Hart, died on Monday, September 6, 2021.
  • Marjorie E. Willick, 98, of Shelby, died on Monday, September 6, 2021.
  • Nancy Gayle Rolf, 66, of Rothbury, died on Friday, September 10, 2021.
  • Gerald Richard Stover Sr., 88, of Shelby, died on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
  • Gerald Ernest “Jerry” Wambaugh, Sr., 80, of Rothbury, died on September 12, 2021.
  • Janice Ann Ruedisale, 66, of Hart, died on Monday, September 13, 2021.
  • Gerald Eugene Heydenberk, 84, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
  • Gene Allan Herrygers, 62, of Mears, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
  • Jay Edward Conklin, 68, of New Era, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Updated Sept. 17, 2021

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