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Obituaries - Dec. 6, 2017

Read their full obituary in this week's Times-Indicator

 

 

Joyce Olwin

Joyce Edmonds Olwin, age 87, died peacefully on Sept. 22, 2017 in her home in Sun City Center Florida after a struggle with COPD.

She is survived by her husband, David Olwin, of Sun City Center, Florida; her son, Kris (Brenda) Olwin of Claremore, Oklahom; and daughter, Sarah Hanke of Muskegon.

 

Judith Ann Wellman-Veenstra
Fremont

Judith Ann Wellman-Veenstra, 73, of Fremont, passed away on November 27, 2017 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Please share your memories of Judith online at www.fieldsmckinley.com.

 

Juanita Ruth Carpenter
Newaygo

Juanita Ruth Carpenter, 87, of Newaygo, formerly of Grant, passed away on November 24, 2017 in Newaygo, Michigan.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the Spectrum Hospice, Newaygo Public Schools, or Newaygo County Commission on Aging. Please share your memories of Juanita online at www.fieldsmckinley.com.

 

Richard St. Peter
Fremont

Richard L. “Dick” St. Peter, 80, of Fremont, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. 

A time of visitation and remembrance was held on Saturday, December 2 at Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel with private memorial services at a later date. 

Friends may consider memorial contributions to TrueNorth for the Children’s Christmas Fund or Newaygo County Animal Shelter in memory of Dick. 

Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the St. Peter family online at www.crandellfh.com.  Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel.

 

Jesse A. Valdes
Hesperia

Jesse A. Valdes, 32, of Hesperia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Grand Rapids. 

The funeral service was held on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel with Rev. Father Peter Schafer of Christ The King Catholic Church in Hesperia presiding with interment in the Christ The King Catholic Cemetery in Hesperia.  Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Valdes family online at www.crandellfh.com.  Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel.

 

Richard Wayne Grove
Urbandale, Iowa

Richard Wayne Grove, 77, went home to his heavenly Father on November 28, 2017. 

Visitation was held on Dec. 1 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in West Des Moines, Iowa. The funeral service was held on Dec. 2 at First Federated Church in Des Moines, with burial at Oralabor Cemetery in Ankeny.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Federated Church Building Fund, 4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310. 

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

 

Duane Muma
Fremont

Duane Alden Muma, 82, of Fremont, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 surrounded by his family.

In keeping with Duane’s wishes cremation has take place.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Michigan or Country Bible Church. Please share your memories of Duane with his family online at www.fieldsmckinley.com.

 

Dr. Kamal H. Motawi
Big Rapids

Dr. Kamal H. Motawi, 83, of Big Rapids, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 27, 2017 in Rockford, Michigan.

Dr. Motawi was buried in Graceland Memorial Park during a private family ceremony. A public memorial event will be held in the spring of 2018, date and location to be announced.

    

 

Lewis Birdsell
Newaygo

Lewis Lynn Birdsell, 67, of Newaygo, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. 

The funeral memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel with Rev. David Dickinson of the Fremont Christian Church presiding with interment in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids. 

Friends may consider memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Lewis. 

Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Birdsell family online at www.crandellfh.com. Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel. 

 

Ronald Hermance
Muskegon

Ronald Keith Hermance, 68, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

A Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at Christ the Rock World Harvest Church in Montague. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the family for a longer lasting memorial.

Online Guestbook/Condolences:   www.clockfuneralhome.com.

 

Marjorie DeLong
Florida
formerly of Hesperia

Marjorie L. Delong, 87 of Sebring, Florida, formerly of Hesperia, passed away peacefully at the Kenilworth Rehab Center in Sebring on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. 

Graveside memorial services will be held in the spring of 2018 at the East Hesperia Cemetery and further service date and time information will be posted at that time.  Friends may consider memorial contributions to the Sudan Interior Missions, USA at SIM Donor Care, PO Box 7900, Charlotte, NC 2824.  Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel. 

 

Evelyn Chesebro
Fremont

Evelyn Leora Chesebro, 85, of Fremont, Michigan, was welcomed home by her loving Savior on November 30, 2017. 

Leora’s children invite you to celebrate her life at a memorial service on Friday, Dec. 8 at  North Casnovia Baptist Church, 1625 Canada Rd. in Bailey. Visitation is at 10 a.m. with the memorial service beginning at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to the Newaygo Medical Care facility or the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family would like to thank the Newaygo Medical Care Facility for the compassionate care Leora received as a resident. Please share your memories of Evelyn with her family at www.fieldsmckinley.com.

 

Gladys Quick
Grant

Gladys Elaine Quick, 94, of Grant, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in Grand Rapids.

She was a member of North Casnovia Baptist Church.  Gladys enjoyed being with her family, crocheting, doing puzzles and painting. She is survived by daughter Sandra (Dan) Drost, son Douglas (Bonnie) Quick, son Timothy (Janet) Quick, 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, sister Iola DeJohn, sister Laurel Saunders, and close friend Betty McGregor.  She was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm Stuart Quick, son Gary Quick, grandson Michael Drost, granddaughter Brenda Carlile, great-grandson Joe Quick, and great-great-granddaughter Hope Grace Quick. 

Visitation will be held at North Casnovia Baptist Church on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.. A celebration of life service will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Aaron Shaw officiating at the church.  

Memorial contributions may be made to North Casnovia Baptist Church Building Fund. Please share your memories of Gladys with her family online at fieldsmckinley.com.

 

Eleanor J. Fogg
Hesperia

Eleanor J. Fogg, 96, of Hesperia, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Fremont.

Visitation was held on Dec. 4 with the funeral on Dec. 5 at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby with Pastor Paul Hane officiating.  Interment will be in Otto Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Ferry United Methodist Church, 2215 E. Main St., Shelby, MI  49455.