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Obituaries for June 7, 2023

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Grand Rapids

Robert Willard Fenner, 98, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Sentinel Pointe in Grand Rapids.

A memorial service will be held at Fremont United Methodist Church on June 10 at 11 a.m. with a gathering hosted by family following the service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make memorial contributions in his name to Gentiva Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave SE #115, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; or Fremont United Methodist Church, 351 East Butterfield, Fremont, MI 49412.




Barbara Ann Smith, 87, of Newaygo passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Corewell Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. 

A Memorial Service for Barbara will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 23, at the White Cloud United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron White officiating. There will be a time of luncheon and fellowship following the service in the fellowship hall.  Interment will be in White Cloud Cemetery. 

For a more lasting memorial, friends are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Friends may share memories and condolences online at Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – White Cloud Chapel.



Nancy Jean VanAvery, 72, passed away on Friday evening, June 2, 2023 at the Newaygo County Compassion Home in Fremont. 

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Suggested Memorials: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Newaygo County Compassion Home. You can sign the online guest book at Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home of Fremont.



Adolph Junior Strutzel Jr., 83, of Newaygo, passed away on May 30, 2023, in Newaygo, Michigan. 



Grand Rapids

Ruth Ann (Wright) Walker, 70, of Grand Rapids passed away at Corewell Spectrum Butterworth, with her children by her side on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.  

According to her wishes, cremation has already taken place. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with family and share memories of Ruth on June 21, at the Gerber Union Hall in Fremont from 4 to 7 p.m.

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