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Obituaries for January 25, 2023

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Grand Rapids

Sonia Lee Shangle, 80, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Mrs. Shangle was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Shangle and grandson, Lance Johnson. 

Services to be set at later date.




Ruth Ann Shineldecker, 85, of Bitely, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023.  

She was born on January 18, 1937 in Walkerville, Michigan, to Clarence and Emma (Blamer) Chase. 

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lions Club Eye Exam Program or Smile Train.

A funeral for Ruth was held on Friday, January 20 at Amazing Grace Acres Church in Bitely, MI 49309. Burial immediately followed at Lilley Twp. Cemetery.




Frank William Konkel, 91, of Fremont, died on Monday, December 19, 2022 outside in his yard by his bright red Silverado truck, of cardiac arrest.  

Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating Frank’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023 at All Saints Catholic Church in Fremont, with Fr. Peter Schafer officiating; eulogy will be given by eldest grandson, Frank R. Konkel of Arlington VA. Guests can meet with family within the hour preceding the service at the church, and at the luncheon afterwards. Memorial contributions may be given to the Knights of Columbus. Arrangements are with Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel. To share a memory or photo, and to sign the family’s online guest book, please visit




Bernard R. “Russ” Reaume Jr., 70, of Fremont, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the Newaygo County Compassion Home in Fremont following his battle with cancer.

Private services will be held at the family home in the summer of 2023.  Friends may consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of Russ.  Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Reaume family online at  Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel.  231-924-0800.



Charles C. Bennett, 97, passed away peacefully in Fremont, Michigan on Saturday with family by his side. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Crandell Funeral Home Fremont Chapel, 7193 W. 48th Street, Fremont, MI  49412.  The funeral service will be held on  Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 p.m. at the Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont, Michigan.

Memorial contributions: New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at the following link New Vocations (  

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

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