Neal Stearns

Stearns, Neal

6/3/1921 – 9/16/2014Neal Stearns

Neal A. Stearns, age 93 of Palo passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Carson City. He was born on June 3, 1921 in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Maurice & Ida (Andre) Stearns. Both parents have preceded him in death.

On January 4, 1940, Neal was married to Marjorie C. Tibbet and she preceded him in death on June 19, 2011. Surviving are his children, Carmen & Dan Lindquist of Palo, Michigan, Steve & Sandra Stearns of Hopkins, Michigan, David & Marlinda Stearns of Scio, Oregon, plus 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Neal has been a longtime resident of the Palo area. He held a masters degree in education and taught music for 10 years before a career change and became an insurance executive in the insurance business. As a US Navy veteran of World War II, Neal was a member of the VFW Post 5065 of Sheridan and also a member of the Palo United Methodist Church.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Palo United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Nalett officiating. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10 AM; one hour prior to the funeral service.
Interment will be at the Palo Cemetery in Palo.

Brent Luttrell

Luttrell, Brent

4/13/1980 – 9/8/2014Brent Luttrell

Brent J. Luttrell, age 34 of Fenwick passed away tragically on Monday, September 8, 2014.  He was born in Carson City, Michigan on April 13, 1980, the son of Lori Ann Luttrell.

Brent is survived by his mother and step father, Lori Ann & Charles Hansen of Fenwick, his special partner, Ashley Hadder, 2 grandmothers, Phyllis Luttrell of Sheridan, Lois Wilson of Greenville, his siblings, Stacy & Ruben Vasquez of Ionia, Alicia Stearns of Six Lakes, Derek Stearns of Six Lakes, plus several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Preceding Brent in death were two grandfathers, Larry Luttrell and Chuck Wilson.

Brent has been a longtime resident of the Sheridan and Fenwick areas where he worked as a drywaller for Hansen’s Drywall.  He loved the outdoors, especially fishing as a young boy.  He loved his dog, Rocky, who was his “SARGEANT OF ARMS” and who will also be buried with him.

Graveside services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Friday, September 12th at the Clear Lake Cemetery, Fenwick.  Following the services at the cemetery, there will be a luncheon at the VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan where the family will have the opportunity to meet and visit with friends and relatives.   There will not be any funeral home visitation held.

For those desiring to do so, memorial considerations can be made to Brent’s family to assist with expenses.

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Miller, Elizabeth

2/25/1931 – 9/4/2014

Elizabeth E. Miller, age 83 of Lakeview passed away on Thursday evening at her home. She was born on February 25, 1931 in Lumberton, Mississippi, the daughter of Eli J. & Elizabeth (Hershberger) Miller. Both parents have preceded her in death as well as one son, Joseph Miller.

On November 20, 1951 in Conewango Valley, New York, Elizabeth was married to Eli J. Miller and he survives in addition to 3 daughters, Amanda & Abe Miller, Fannie & Joni Hershberger, Mattie & Alvin Shetler, 6 sons, Crist & Carolina Miller, Levi & Fannie Miller, Dan & Lizzie Miller, Eli & Barbara Miller Jr., Elmer & Barbara Miller and Joni & Katie Miller, all living in Michigan, plus 71 grandchildren, 128 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, 3 brothers and several nieces and nephews.

Formerly of Ohio, Mrs. Miller has been a resident of the Lakeview area for the past 40 years and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Funeral services beginning at 10 AM will be held on Sunday, September 7th at the Miller residence, 7750 Kendaville Road, Lakeview, with interment following in the Greenville North Amish Cemetery, Six Lakes.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 6th at the Miller home where friends and relatives are welcome to stop by anytime during the day.

Robert Guziak

Guziak, Robert

7/26/1925 – 9/3/2014Robert Guziak

Robert L. Guziak, age 89 of Stanton passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1925 in VanDyke, Michigan, the son of James & Margaret (Moeller) Guziak.

On December 16, 1950, Robert was married to Betty A. McKeage and she survives in addition to one daughter and son in law, Sue & Terry Christensen of Greenville, 2 grandchildren, Heather & Tony Kuiper and Kristina & Ryan Snyder, 5 great grandchildren, Evan, Katelyn, Jacob, Colton and Jase, 2 sisters, Ruth & Gil Kimsel of Saginaw, Betty & Newbern Allen of Tennessee, 3 sisters in law, Gerri Guziak, Rita Guziak and Jeannie McKeage and 1 brother in law, Max Rusher.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a son, William Robert Guziak, 2 brothers, Norm and James Guziak in addition to other extended family members.

Formerly of Brant, Robert officially moved to Derby Lake in 1989 where he had owned his first cottage since 1972. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a life member of Merrill Hemlock VFW Post 7302. His wife Betty of 63 ½ years was the love of his life, but he also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Saturday, September 6th at the First Congregational Church in Stanton with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating. Interment will be at the Brant Cemetery in Brant, Michigan.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan where the family will meet with friends and relatives.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to either the First Congregational Church of Stanton or the American Heart Association. There will be envelopes available at both the funeral home and the church.

Donna Jeffrey

Jeffrey, Donna

12/11/1934 – 07/24/2014Donna Jeffrey

Donna Ruth Jeffrey, age 79 of Sheridan passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born on December 11, 1934 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Herman & Cornelia (Becker) Kosten. Both parents have preceded her in death.

On June 4, 1952, Donna was married to Cecil J. Jeffrey and enjoyed 53 years of marriage before he passed away on June 29, 2005. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mickey and four brothers, Red, Junior, Dave and Bob.

Surviving are her children, James & Beverly Jeffrey, Steven & Gale Jeffrey and Craig & Nancy Jeffrey, all of Sheridan, 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, three sisters, Ellen Clements of Carson City, Marilyn & Wayne Adams of Sheridan, Carol Rydahl of Sidney and one brother, Kenneth & Peggy Kosten of Sheridan.

Donna has been a lifelong resident of the Sheridan area and was retired from Gibson’s. In the last 4 years, she enjoyed the company and activities at the Montcalm Senior Center, watching Gunsmoke and Tiger baseball. She will be missed by all of her loved ones and leaves an empty hole in our hearts, especially her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM will be held on Saturday, July 26th at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 25th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends and relatives.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the Montcalm Commission on Aging Senior Center. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Max Cook

Cook, Max

6/24/1938 – 7/24/2014Max Cook

Max E. Cook, age 76 of Carson City passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He was born on June 24, 1938 in Powell, Wyoming, the son of Max & Wilma (Walker) Cook. Both parents have preceded him in death along with one brother, Dee Cook.

On April 25, 2003, Max was married to Mary E. Slock and she survives in addition to their children, Christine Bryan of Reading, Michigan, Frank & Krista Cook of Helmer, Indiana, Owen Cook of Cody, Wyoming, Jim Cook of Boise, Idaho, Connie & Mike Gautreaux of Texas, Will Hobbs & Stacy Volkert of Auburn, Indiana and Jamie Hobbs of Auburn, Indiana, 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one sister, Linda Byer of Neunan, Georgia and one brother, Darrell & Patricia Cook of Hebron, Maryland.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan where the family will meet with friends and relatives.
Following the visitation, cremation will take place at the request of the family.

Flossie Brown

Brown, Flossie

11/6/1911 – 07/22/2014Flossie Brown

Flossie H. Brown, age 102, formerly of Fenwick and Sheridan passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Greenville. She was born on November 6, 1911 in Sheridan, the daughter of Eugene & Lena (Bennett) Sinclair.

On August 4, 1944, Flossie was married to Robert E. Brown and he preceded her in death in 1985. Also preceding her were her parents and her sister, two brothers and two nephews.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Ann Warner of Sheridan, Melvin & Caroline Sinclair of Fenwick, Ormand & Janet Staines of Fenwick and Carlton & Pat Staines of Elkhart, Indiana.

Flossie was a lifelong resident of the Fenwick and Sheridan areas. As a member of the Fenwick United Methodist Church, she was the church pianist for many years. In addition, she was part of the “Geritol Gang” who entertained young and old alike at many different venues.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan on Friday, July 25th with Pastor Larry Nalett offciating. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery in Sheridan.

Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Friday beginning at 10:00 AM; one hour prior to the funeral service.

For those desiring to do so, memorial considerations can be made to the Fenwick Methodist Church or the Montcalm County Commission on Aging. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Ken Nelsen

Nelsen, Kenneth

2/8/1923 – 7/2/2014Ken Nelsen

Kenneth D. Nelsen, age 91 of Stanton passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Laurels of Carson City, in Carson City. He was born on February 8, 1923 in Sidney, the son of Ernest & Anna (Hemmingsen) Nelsen. Both parents have preceded him in death.
Surviving Ken are four cousins and their families.

Ken has been a lifelong resident of the Sidney area where he was a farmer and also a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Sidney.

Funeral services beginning at 11:30 AM will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Bernice Sorrels, pastoral leader of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at the South Sidney Cemetery.

Visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning beginning at 10:30 AM; one hour prior to the funeral service.

For those desiring to do so, memorial considerations can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.

Marv Everingham

Everingham, Marvin

1/2/1944 – 6/25/2014Marv Everingham

Marvin N. “Marv” Everingham, age 70, of Mecosta passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 2, 1944, the son of Raymond & Leora (Morgan) Everingham.

On October 23, 1982, Marv was married to the former Tarry J. Stearns and she survives in addition to 2 daughters, Laurie & Greg Coville of Sheridan, Keristin Everingham of Sheridan, 4 sons, Kevin & Karla Everingham of Sheridan, Adam Everingham of Fenwick, Troy & Julie Jensen of Winterville, NC, Patrick & Hilary Jensen of Wake Forest, NC, 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Neva & Jerry Springsteen of Fenwick, Ruth Hodge of Mason, 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Stevenson of Sheridan, Clara Everingham of Vickeryville, 1 brother-in-law, Roy & Andrea Stearns of Gowen, his favorite mother-in-law and pedro partner, Phyllis Stearns of Sheridan, special friends, Herb & Barb Gulembo, Jan & Dean Scholten, Kim & Carl Taylor, Warren Webber and special children of his heart, Maria Carvalho of Brazil, Sabine Geschwenter of Austria, Chaz & Amanda Nofsinger, William Nobach, Stephany Kelly and Daniel Gotwalt.

Marv was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Inez & Chuck Bowers and Edith & Joe Prentler, a brother, Eugene Everingham, his father-in-law, Donald Stearns and a brother-in-law, Richard Stearns.

Marv has only been a resident of Mecosta since May this year; he was formerly a longtime resident of the Sheridan & Sidney areas where he was a member of the Greenville Community Church and the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing and his beagles, but most of all, spending time with his family, who will all miss him very much.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Greenville Community Church in Greenville with Pastor Joel Heron officiating. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Sheridan.

Visitation with the family will be on Monday, June 30th at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan from 6:00 until 8:00 PM where the family will meet with friends and relatives.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to either the GCC Food Pantry or to the People Restore Ministry. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home and the church.

Leota Campbell

Campbell, Leota

4/11/1930 – 6/23/2014Leota Campbell

Leota M. Campbell, age 84 of Stanton passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Greenville. She was born on April 11, 1930 in Stanton, the daughter of Leon & Viola (Emmons) Howell Sr.

On May 13, 1950, Leota was married to Leonard W. Campbell and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2009.

Surviving is one son and daughter in law, Craig & Debbie Campbell of Stanton, two grandsons, Jeramy and Bryan and three great grandchildren, Jesse, Lily and Rachel.
A lifelong resident of the Stanton area, Leota was a very faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Stanton where she played the organ for many years and was also the leader of the youth group at the church.

Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Stanton with Pastor Ryan White officiating. Interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Stanton.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 26th from 2:00 until 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan where the family will meet with friends and relatives.

For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the First Baptist Church. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.