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Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care was established in 1882. We continue to serve Battle Creek, Augusta, Richland and surrounding communities today.

Our website gives you access to information on Traditional Funerals, Types of Tributes, Cremation Options, Memorials, Monuments and Markers, Obituary Notices, Grief Support, our Schedule of Services, Merchandise (including Video Tributes and Service Folders) and a Directory of Other Services.

We provide our website to help you understand your options, whether you are making funeral arrangements at the time of need “At-Need” or in advance “Preneed ”. It also includes a directory of florists, cemeteries and hotels, and describes our History, where we’ve been and what we offer now. Another important feature of our website, “Submit a Memory”, is located at the end of each individual obituary notice. By clicking on this link, you can relay to the family a fond memory of their loved one or just a simple note of condolence. You can be assured that the family will receive your message and it will be printed and forwarded to them.


Our Obituaries

Donna and Jerry Castleberry

October 18, 2020

Donna and Jerry Castleberry, passed away hand in hand, Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital due to complications from Covid-19. They were married at a young age, spent a lifetime together and entered into eternal rest together. Donna was born February 2, 1938 in Battle Creek to Donald and Alice (Cross) McConnohie. Jerry was born October 29, 1941 in Battle Creek to Lennie and...
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Patricia Ann Bartow

June 6, 1937 - October 17, 2020

Patricia Ann "Pat" (Kidder) Bartow, 83 of Battle Creek, MI died peacefully at The Oaks at NorthPointe Woods on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Pat was born June 6, 1937, in Port Huron, MI the daughter of Chester B. and Mildred F. (Moak) Kidder. She grew up on a family farm near Marysville, MI was a 1955 graduate of Marysville High School and earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from Central...
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Virginia "Anne" Perry

October 11, 1937 - October 16, 2020

Virginia "Anne" Perry, age 83, of Battle Creek, died Friday evening, October 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Battle Creek on October 11, 1937, the daughter of Paul and Esther (Wiles) Parsons and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. At the age of 16, Anne began working as an administrative assistant in the accounting department at Consolidated Packaging...
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Kathleen Rita (Wallace) Harris

July 19, 1935 - October 15, 2020

Kathleen Rita (Wallace) Harris, 85, of Battle Creek died peacefully, with family at her side, at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Kathleen was born July 19, 1935 in Jackson, Michigan to Harold and Erma (Bunker) Wallace. She grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1953. Kathleen was employed briefly at the Ralston...
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John E. Vaughn

March 24, 1953 - October 12, 2020

John E. Vaughn, age 67, of Battle Creek, passed away Monday evening October 12, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. He was born in Battle Creek on March 24, 1953, the son of Frederick E. and Laurene E. (Badger) Vaughn and attended Battle Creek Public Schools. John retired from the Kellogg Company in 2006 after more than 36 years of service. John is survived by his...
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Clyde "John" Logan

October 13, 1930 - October 12, 2020

Clyde "John" Logan, age 89, of Battle Creek died just minutes short of his 90th birthday on Monday evening, October 12, 2020. He was born in Grover Hill, Ohio on October 13, 1930, the son of Clyde and Anna Hazel (Blackmore) Logan. John grew up in Emmett Township and attended the old one-room Redbrick School House, was a 1949 graduate of Marshall High School and attended Western Michigan...
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Carol Ann (King) Spoor

December 21, 1938 - October 11, 2020

Carol Ann Spoor, 81 died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Bronson B.C. Carol was born December 21, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Charles and Margaret (MacLennan) King. She was a 1951 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and attended WMU, as well as KCC where she received her Associates Degree. Later she returned to work for the...
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Gary William Bleyer

May 26, 1945 - October 10, 2020

Gary William Bleyer of Richland, MI Gary, age 75, was born in Grand Rapids, MI and died in Richland, MI on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Gary served his Country honorably and nobly during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970. He was a Sergeant assigned to the 72nd Field Maintenance Squadron (SAC). He married Lyndell in 1972 and received his BSW from...
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Richard J. Church

December 27, 1918 - October 10, 2020

Richard J. Church, 101, died October 10, 2020 in Battle Creek. Richard was born December 27, 1918 in Marshall, MI., the son of Clem C. and Edna S. Church. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1936. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II with overseas tours of duty in Saipan and Iwo Jima. In 1946 he married Frances C. Ford of Battle Creek. He was co...
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James Michael "Mike" Bateman

May 1, 1966 - October 9, 2020

James Michael "Mike" Bateman, 54, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at Bronson Methodist Hospital on October 9, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on May 1, 1966 to Lloyd and Anne (Holtzclaw) Bateman. He was a lifelong resident of Battle Creek, graduated from Pennfield High School, Kellogg Community College, and would have completed his...
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Nancy Ellen (Donham) Gossner

February 3, 1941 - October 6, 2020

Nancy E. (Donham) Gossner, age 79, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo after a long battle with cancer. She was born February 3, 1941 in Charlotte, Michigan to Loren (Bud) and Ellen (Bruch) Donham. Nancy grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, graduating from Battle Creek Central High School in 1959. She left Battle Creek to live and...
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Gary Kalvin "Skeeter" McCrimmon

September 17, 1980 - October 4, 2020

Gary Kalvin "Skeeter" McCrimmon, age 40, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 4, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on September 17, 1980, the son of Gary C. and Paula J. (Newburn) McCrimmon. Gary graduated from Pennfield High School and worked for several years at Denso Manufacturing. Gary loved his dogs who greeted him at Heaven's gates (Gibby, Dom, Rufus, and Kalvin). ...
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Jimmie Lee Woods

February 5, 1951 - October 1, 2020

Jimmie Lee Woods of Anchorage, Alaska passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2020. He was 69 years old. At a very young age, Jimmie, his mother, and siblings moved to Hamilton, Ohio. After the death of his mother, at the age of 15, Jimmie moved to Muskegon, Michigan to be with his aunts and uncles, who all stepped in to care for him and his brother like their own children. There, he attended...
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Winston Hrangthawng

February 15, 1942 - October 1, 2020

Winston Hrangthawng, age 78, of Springfield, unexpectedly went to be with his Lord & Savior on Thursday morning, October 1, 2020. He was born in Lumbang, Chin State, Burma on February 15, 1942, the loving son of Suak Lian and Ngun Thluai. Winston was a founding member of the Gospel Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and helping others in need. Winston is survived by his...
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Gladys Holstrom

March 28, 1914 - September 29, 2020

Gladys Holstrom, age 106, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020. She was born in Newfoundland on March 28, 1914, the second of eight children. She came to the United States at age seven and lived in many states before settling in Battle Creek in 1936 with her husband, Arthur. Gladys worked at Shane's Ladies Apparel for 25years until they closed. She then became a hospital...
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Gene Russell Phillips

July 26, 1931 - September 29, 2020

Gene Russell Phillips of Battle Creek, MI Gene, age 89, died Tuesday morning, September 29, 2020 at his residence with his loving family at his side following a lengthy illness. Gene, the son of Glenn G. and Eva M. (VanOrden) Phillips, was born in Battle Creek on July 26, 1931 and was a lifetime resident. He served his Country honorably and nobly during the Korean War...
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Margaret Ann "Maggie" or "Ann Magg Parsons" Parsons

June 27, 1946 - September 28, 2020

Margaret Ann (Organ) Parsons, 74, a lifelong Battle Creek, Michigan resident, died peacefully at her residence on Monday, September 28, 2020. Margaret or Maggie, or Ann Magg Parsons as she was known on Facebook, was born June 27, 1946 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Keith V. and Marjorie E. (Perkins) Organ. She was a 1964 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and attended...
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Mary M. Clark

October 31, 1927 - September 28, 2020

Mary M. Clark, age 92, of Battle Creek, went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2020. She was born in Battle Creek on October 31, 1927, the daughter of Bertram and Alma (Crockett) King. Early in life she and her parents moved to Evanston, Illinois and later to Davenport, Iowa. Due to her father's illness they moved to Blissfield, Michigan where she graduated from Blissfield High School. She...
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Summer Lynn Woodin

August 29, 1998 - September 28, 2020

Summer Lynn Woodin, age 22, died unexpectedly at her home on Monday morning, September 28th after having a seizure. She was born in Battle Creek on August 29, 1998, to Richard "Rich" Woodin and Sandra "Sandi" (Cox) Woodin. Summer is survived by her beautiful 4-year old daughter, Aubree Marie Antes; her parents; her brother, Taylor; her sister, Jessica; her grandparents, Linda and Robert ...
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James Burton DeKam

December 30, 1942 - September 26, 2020

James Burton DeKam, 77, of Battle Creek died peacefully at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence on Saturday, September 26, 2020. James was born December 30, 1942 in Portage, Michigan, the son of Burton and Helen (Jurgenson). He grew up in Portage and joined the U.S. Air Force. He trained in electronics and worked on aeronautical electrical systems, serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Jim...
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Victor Rafael "Vic" Carattini

February 15, 1928 - September 23, 2020

Victor Rafael Carattini, age 92, formerly of Battle Creek, and now of Southport, NC, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020. Victor was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, February 15th, 1928, to Rafael Carattini Gonzalez and Ana Virginia Orozco(Najarro). Victor was the eldest and last remaining survivor of five siblings. Although never enlisted, Victor grew up in...
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Joseph Richard "Joe" Domenico

November 9, 1938 - September 23, 2020

Joseph Richard Domenico passed away peacefully on September 23, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Rome, New York on November 9, 1938 to Philip and Lucy (Mack) Domenico. Joe was raised in Rome, New York. Joe honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. After his service he returned to Rome and met the love of his life Mary Elizabeth. ...
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Gloria Elaine (Bowers) Allen

September 15, 1931 - September 22, 2020

Gloria Elaine (Bowers) Allen of Battle Creek, MI Gloria, age 89, died Tuesday afternoon, September 22, 2020 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Gloria was the daughter of Philip and Alice (Rocho) Bowers. She was born in Marshall, MI on September 15, 1931. She was a long-time area resident and a 1949 graduate of Marshall High School. Gloria was united in marriage to Wendell...
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Francis Howard Lordson

October 2, 1939 - September 22, 2020

Francis H. Lordson, 80 of Vermontville and formerly of Pickford MI died peacefully at the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Francis was born October 2, 1939 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the son of Alfred and Agnes Lordson Francis was employed as a laborer in the Laborer's Union Local 998/499 from 1960-1998. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and...
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Christopher A. "Chris" Vogt

January 30, 1960 - September 20, 2020

Christopher A. Vogt, 60, passed away at home on Sunday, September 20, 2020 as the result of an accidental gun discharge. Chris was born January 30, 1960 in Battle Creek, the son of Floyd Duane and Marie Ann "Nancy" (Keating) Vogt. He attended St. Philip Elementary and was a 1978 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Chris was a skilled mechanic who enjoyed fixing anything with an...
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Daniel Louis "Dan" Wolney

December 31, 1946 - September 20, 2020

Daniel Louis "Dan" Wolney, 73 of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Dan was born December 31, 1946 in Battle Creek the son of Raymond Joseph and Dorothy Eva (Mezak) Wolney. He attended St. Joseph Elementary and was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview High School. Dan was drafted in 1967 and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was...
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Shelby Jean (Ryan) Cowham

September 15, 1942 - September 20, 2020

Shelby Jean (Ryan) Cowham of Battle Creek, MI Shelby Jean (Ryan) Cowham, age 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday evening, September 19, 2020, at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI. She was born September 15, 1942 in Crawford, TN, the daughter of Ross Austin and Pearl Margaret (Wright) Ryan. The family moved to the Battle Creek area in 1955. She...
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Judyann "Judy" Hewkin

October 29, 1946 - September 19, 2020

Judyann "Judy" Hewkin, age 73, of Kalamazoo and formerly of Richland went Home to her Heavenly Father on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2020. She was born in Battle Creek on October 29, 1946, the daughter Charles E. and Gladys E. (Whaley) Grace. Judy graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 1965 and furthered her education at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She...
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Gentry Ray Hammons

August 27, 1943 - September 16, 2020

Gentry Ray Hammons, 77, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, died peacefully at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. He fought cerebral palsy bravely all of his life. Gentry was born August 27, 1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Owen R. and Virginia M. (Chase) Hammons. He was a 1962 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, graduated from Argubright...
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C. Maxine (Williams) Rupert

March 8, 1923 - September 14, 2020

C. Maxine (Williams) Rupert, 97, of Battle Creek died peacefully Monday evening, September 14, 2020, at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. Clora Maxine Williams was born March 8, 1923 in Springfield, Missouri to Luther and Georgie (White) Williams. Maxine grew up in Springfield Missouri where she graduated from high school. She also met the love of her life there. C. Maxine...
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Ruth Marie (Burton) Smothers

October 19, 1931 - September 13, 2020

Ruth Marie (Burton) Smothers of Battle Creek, MI Ruth left this life on Sunday morning, September 13, 2020. Ruth was born to Thomas and Mildred Burton in Bellevue, Michigan on October 19, 1931, where she grew up and attended school with her 7 siblings. Ruth met and married the love of her life, Roy Smothers and married in 1948. The Battle Creek area became their home....
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Debra Sue Hammock

June 12, 1953 - September 12, 2020

Debra Sue "Debbie" Hammock, age 67, of Battle Creek passed away Saturday morning, September 12, 2020. She was born in Battle Creek on June 12, 1953, the daughter of Levi A. and Eleanor (Wygant) Hammock and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Debbie retired from Mercy Pavilion where she worked as a CNA for several years and then worked as a security guard at 40 Cal Kennels. ...
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Bernard Thomas "Bernie" Youngblood

October 13, 1941 - September 11, 2020

Bernard Thomas "Bernie" Youngblood of Richland, MI Bernie, age 78, died Friday afternoon, September 11, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI with his loving family at his side. Bernie, the son of Bernard A. & Virginia (Doughtery) Youngblood, was born in Blue Island, IL and moved to this area in 1948. He began his work at Southern Paper Company; became...
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Shawn Michael Dougherty

December 15, 1972 - September 7, 2020

In the early morning of September 7, 2020 Shawn Michael Dougherty was tragically taken from his family and friends. He was born on December 15, 1972 and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. He attended Harper Creek Community Schools from elementary through high school. After high school he attended Kellogg Community College & Western Michigan University earning an associates and bachelor's degree. ...
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Robert D. "Curly" Bolinger

July 4, 1932 - September 5, 2020

Robert D. "Curly" Bolinger, 88, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at The Oaks at NorthPointe Woods in Battle Creek, MI. He was born July 4, 1932, to Sanford and Margaret Bolinger, in Battle Creek, MI where he grew up. He was a 1950 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Robert worked at Michigan Carton Company for 44 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the 25-Year...
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Ralph Enoch Calladine

August 7, 1935 - September 5, 2020

Ralph Enoch Calladine, 84 of Battle Creek, Michigan died on May 16, 2020 in North Port, Florida. Ralph Calladine was born on August 7, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Harold Calladine and Mildred E. (Lacy) Calladine. After graduating from Lakeview High School in 1953, he joined the United States Air Force as an aircraft electronic technician. In 1955, Ralph married the former Elaine...
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Linda Mozelle (Coult) Lauderdale

May 17, 1950 - September 4, 2020

Linda Mozelle (Coult) Lauderdale of Augusta, MI Linda, 70, passed away peacefully, on September 4, 2020, at home with her family present. Linda was born May 17, 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Duane and Mary (Mozelle) Coult. She grew up in the Hickory Corners/Augusta area of Michigan. Linda graduated from Gull Lake High School (GLHS) in 1968 and attended...
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Audrey Evay Martens-Withers

August 27, 1966 - September 3, 2020

Audrey Evay Martens-Withers, age 54, of Battle Creek went home to see the Lord unexpectedly on September 3, 2020 at Bronson Battle Creek. She was born in Battle Creek on August 27, 1966, the daughter of Milo D. and Mildred "Midge" (Hale) Martens and graduated from Harper Creek in 1984. Audrey was sadly preceded in death by her daughters, Krystal Marie Martens and Stephine Nichole Welcher;...
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Arnold A. "Arnie" Linke

September 27, 1923 - September 3, 2020

Arnold A. "Arnie" Linke Arnie Gram: If you're reading this you know I've joined my parents Art and Sophie Linke, brother Wayne and his wife Helen Linke, youngest brother (and avid Detroit Tiger fan) Leonard Linke, sister Sylvia and her husband John Willett, grandson Austin Linke, father-in-law Jewell Boles, brother-in-law Walter Schuelke, and son-in-law George Lavdiotis. I was born...
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Dora K. Niemann

February 9, 1965 - September 2, 2020

Dora Kay "Dori" (Richar) Niemann, age 55, a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, step-mother, aunt and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The world was made brighter on February 9,1965 when Dori was born to her parents, Henry and Arletta (Mead) Richar at Battle Creek Community Hospital. She graduated from Kellogg Community College. Dori married Richard...
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Raymond Louis Shippell

July 20, 1943 - September 2, 2020

Raymond Louis Shippell, 77 of Battle Creek and formerly of Marshall died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Raymond Louis Shippell was born July 20, 1943, in Big Rapids, Michigan the son of Louis Howard and Lena Elzina (Denniston) Shippell. He graduated from Marshall High School and proudly served his country in the U.S....
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John David Tuitt

May 7, 1929 - September 1, 2020

John David Tuitt, formerly of Hickory Corners, Michigan, age 90, passed away Wednesday April 15, 2020 following a lengthy illness. John, or Jack as he was known to his family and friends, resided at a Memory Care facility in Bradenton, Florida at the time of his death. Jack, the son of Frank and Virginia (Simonds) Tuitt, was born on May 7, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He and his wife Barbara...
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Marianne Blanchard

June 8, 1931 - September 1, 2020

Marianne Blanchard, age 89, of Cedar Springs, Michigan and formerly of Battle Creek passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 2020 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born June 8, 1931 in Sand Lake, Michigan to George Arthur and Isabel (Moyle) Blanchard. She grew up in Sand Lake and was Valedictorian of the Sand Lake High School Class of 1949. She attended Michigan State...
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Aubry Marie Maronek

May 20, 2014 - August 31, 2020

Aubry Marie Maronek, age 6, of Battle Creek passed away on Monday August 31, 2020. She was born with epilepsy and lost the battle with a severe seizure. Aubry was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 20, 2014 to parents Adam and Amanda Maronek. She was a happy child, so full of life. She would scoot all over on her little bottom and get to where ever she wanted to go and she was quick too. Aubry...
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Morris Stanley Montague

May 14, 1928 - August 29, 2020

Morris Stanley Montague, 92 of Battle Creek and formerly of Marshall, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Morris was born to Clark and Myrtle (Bullock) Montague on May 14, 1928 in Cass City, Michigan. Morris grew up in the Thumb area and was a 1945 graduate of Cass City High School. He attended Detroit Bible College and had a lifelong journey...
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June Florence (Wilson) Filipowicz

June 7, 1929 - August 28, 2020

June Florence Filipowicz of Richland, MI, June went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 28, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born to the late Leo and Florence Wilson, June 7, 1929 in West New York, New Jersey and was raised in Cliffside Park, NJ. June married Leo Filipowicz in 1947 and they lived together in NJ for 27 years before relocating to...
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Alice Belin Fish

June 25, 1930 - August 24, 2020

Alice Belin Fish of Hickory Corners, MI Alice, age 90, died peacefully at home in the presence of her family on Monday morning, August 24, 2020. Alice, the daughter of Henry Belin III and Katherine Hoffman Belin was born on June 25, 1930, in Scranton, PA. She grew up in Wavery, PA; attended boarding school at The Masters School at Dobbs in Ferry NY and attended...
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Carlene Roberta (Raquet) Zollner

September 14, 1948 - August 24, 2020

Carlene Roberta (Raquet) Zollner, 71, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on April 4, 2020. Carlene was born September 14, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Carl and Roberta Raquet. She grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and was a 1966 graduate of Birmingham Groves High School. Carlene earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama at Eastern Michigan...
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Dorothy Frances "Dot" Duggan

September 18, 1930 - August 22, 2020

Dorothy Frances "Dot" (Harper) Duggan, 89, passed away on August 22, 2020 at her home in Augusta, Michigan. She was born on September 18, 1930 at Nichols Hospital in Battle Creek to Ray and Helen (Phillipson) Harper. Dorothy grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1950. She worked for the Regent Theatre in downtown Battle Creek as an usher and Eaton Corporation in...
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Jane Louise Tomlin

March 16, 1950 - August 22, 2020

Jane Louise Tomlin, age 70, of Galesburg passed away Saturday morning, August 22, 2020 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Battle Creek on March 16, 1950 the daughter of Henry and Wilma (Siefke) Tomlin. Jane retired from Western Michigan University in 2012 after more than 22 years of service. She loved her pets and enjoyed playing on the computer and gardening. Jane is...
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Wendell Forrest Allen

May 10, 1932 - August 20, 2020

Wendell Forrest Allen of Battle Creek, MI Wendell F. Allen, age 88, died peacefully Thursday evening, August 20, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, Battle Creek following a brief illness. Wendell, the son of Winston and Margaret (Nunn) Allen, was born in Battle Creek on May 10, 1932. He was a 1949 graduate of Lakeview High School. Except for several recent years...
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Paulette Carmelita (Chimot) Campbell

July 16, 1931 - August 20, 2020

Paulette Carmelita (Chimot) Campbell, 89, of Jackson and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Jackson County Medical Care Facility. Paulette was born July 16, 1931 in Pontiac, Michigan the adopted daughter and only child of Emile Henry and Louise L. Chimot. She grew up in Battle Creek and was a 1949 graduate of St. Philip High School. She...
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David Kirk Woodworth

July 9, 1931 - August 18, 2020

David Kirk Woodworth has been welcomed into the eternal presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 89. He has joined his parents, William and Mildred Woodworth, his sister Marylin Woodworth and brother Thomas Woodworth, his first wife Ruby Oleta Woodworth, and his granddaughter Lindsay Woodworth. Kirk is now survived by his children, David Woodworth (Cindi), Rodney Woodworth...
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Benjamin L. Sherriff

January 18, 1977 - August 16, 2020

Benjamin LaFever "Ben" Sherriff, 43 of Saline, MI and his beloved Gull Lake passed away peacefully with the lapping of the shoreline at his doorstep. Ben was born January 18, 1977 at Community Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Robert Craig "Skip" and Susan Elizabeth (Busch) Sherriff. Ben grew up in Hickory Corners and was a 1995 graduate of Gull Lake High School. He received his...
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Mary A. "Mickey" Gladych

January 19, 1938 - August 16, 2020

Mary Ann "Mickey" Gladych, age 82, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020. She was born on January 19, 1938 to Anthony Joseph Jacob and Violet Elizabeth Wojcinski in Detroit Michigan. Mary was married to Norman Albert Gladych on November 5,1955 in Detroit Michigan. The couple raised five children; Brenda, Tony, Norman, Robert and Heather. Mary was a housewife who loved spending time with...
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Roger Lee Hodge

July 22, 1949 - August 15, 2020

Roger Lee Hodge of Battle Creek, MI Roger, age 71, died Saturday afternoon, August 15, 2020 in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI. Roger, the son of Lonnie F. and Abbie J. (Thurman) Hodge was born in Hot Springs, VA on July 22, 1949; moved to this area as an infant and was a 1967 graduate of Springfield High School. He served his Country honorably and nobly in the...
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Nicholas Allen "Nick" Messenger

October 13, 1982 - August 14, 2020

Nicholas Allen "Nick" Messenger, age 37, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 14, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on October 13, 1982 the son of Donald Lee and Dawn M. (Stager) Messenger. Nick married Brandy M. Diehl in Battle Creek on November 17, 2018; she survives. He is also survived by his children, James Freeze, Jason Freeze, Kaylee Messenger, Aiden Messenger...
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Mark Schenkelberger

November 20, 1946 - August 14, 2020

Mark Schenkelberger, 73 of Battle Creek passed peacefully at home on August 14, 2020. He was born November 20, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Frank and Midge (Perris) Schenkelberger. Mark grew up in Battle Creek, was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Ferris State University and Kellogg Community College. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. ...
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Ernest David "Ernie" "ED" Varga

May 10, 1934 - August 14, 2020

Ernest David "Ernie" "Ed" Varga, 86, of Battle Creek died peacefully at home with his family at his side and the beauty and serenity of nature just outside his window on May 14, 2020. Ernie was born May 10, 1934 in Bellevue, Michigan, the son of George and Gizella (Seran) Varga. He grew up in Battle Creek, attended Post School, St. Philip Junior High, and Battle Creek Central High School. ...
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Justin Parker Noel

March 6, 2001 - August 12, 2020

Justin Parker Noel, age 19, passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday evening August 12, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on March 6, 2001, the loving son of Clarence R. and Jackie M. (Fox) Noel. Justin graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 2019 and had also taken Early Childhood Education at the Calhoun Area Career...
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Larry Raymond Englert

April 13, 1956 - August 11, 2020

Larry Raymond Englert ,64, of Battle Creek, MI passed away May 11, 2020. Larry was born April 13, 1956 in Hollis, New York, the son of Kenneth Earl, and Teresa (Borkowski) Englert. A 1974 graduate of BC Lakeview. Larry proudly served in the Air National Guard Reserves for 25 years. He also worked as an Ironworker for Local #340 Battle Creek and #292 South Bend, IN. His many hobbies...
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Roy Warren Albers

December 1, 1921 - August 10, 2020

Roy Warren Albers of Battle Creek, MI Roy, age 98, died Monday evening, August 10, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI, following a brief illness. Roy, the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Meinheit) Albers, was born in Falls City, NE on December 1, 1921, and was a 1940 graduate of Falls City High School. He moved to Detroit 1940. He served his Country honorably and...
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Richard Vern Thurtle

August 14, 1940 - August 9, 2020

Richard Vern Thurtle of Battle Creek, MI Richard, age 79, peacefully passed away on Sunday morning, August 9, 2020. Richard was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on August 14, 1940, the son of Cecil William and Leona Elizabeth (Wessels) Thurtle. He was a lifelong Battle Creek resident and a 1958 graduate of St. Philip High School. He earned an Associate's Degree in...
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Diane Wood

July 12, 1944 - August 9, 2020

Diane Margaret Wood, age 76, passed away on August 9, 2020 to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. Born in 1944, the daughter of Marion and Vernon Benfield, Diane lived in the Battle Creek area throughout her years. She attended Lakeview High School before meeting the love of her life, Thurman Leon Wood, at the Midway skating rink. They began their journey of marital bliss on August 25, 1961. A...
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Frederick Leon Culp

July 24, 1942 - August 7, 2020

Frederick Leon Culp Fred Culp, age 78, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on August 7, 2020 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 24, 1942 in Grand Rapids, MI to Helen Tilton and Leon Culp. Fred was raised by his mother and stepfather Herbert Sootsman in Battle Creek. He attended Battle Creek Public Schools and graduated from...
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Albert W. "Al" Spitz

August 21, 1926 - August 7, 2020

Albert W. "Al" Spitz, age 93, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Friday evening, August 7, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born in Richland County's Claremont, Illinois on August 21, 1926 to Henry and Cecelia (Kapper) Spitz. Al faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from Sears in 1993 as a decorator...
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Jerrold "Jerry" Merritt

March 12, 1937 - August 6, 2020

Jerrold E. Merritt, 83, of Battle Creek, died August 6, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Jerry was born March 12, 1937 in Marshall to Glenn and Margaret (Eipper) Merritt. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1955 and went on to serve his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was the longtime owner of JT Cycle and JT Hobby Shop. Jerry loved motorcycles and remote control airplanes...
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Blanche Frank

August 3, 2020

Blanche Frank passed away peacefully in her Sun City home. Blanche was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from Roosevelt HS, earned her Bachelor's in Chicago and Master's at Western Michigan University. She was married to Sheldon Bennett Frank in 1951 and was widowed in 1974. Blanche was a classical pianist, a respected educator at Harper Creek Middle School, active in sports, politics,...
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Hugh A. Rop

June 25, 1940 - August 3, 2020

Hugh Rop, 80, of Battle Creek, Ml passed away on August 3, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with
 cancer. Hugh, the son of John and Nellie (Vander Wel) Rop was born and grew up in Muskegon, where he was a 1960 graduate of Muskegon High School. He attended the University of Tulsa, (OK) and graduated in 1964 with a degree in Accounting. While in Tulsa, Hugh worked...
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Mark E. Kayser

July 6, 1963 - July 31, 2020

Mark Edward Kayser, age 57, of Battle Creek, lost his battle with cancer Friday afternoon, July 31, 2020 at his home with his loving wife Angela by his side. He was born July 6th, 1963, the son of Edward and Dianne Kayser. After graduating from St. Johns High School, St. Johns, Michigan in 1982, he entered the U.S. Air Force. He served for 25 years in the field of logistics, within the United...
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Raymond E. Latowski

June 27, 1931 - July 28, 2020

Raymond E. Latowski of Battle Creek, MI Ray, 89, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Ray, the son of John and Hattie (Slowikowski) Latowski, was born in Harvey, Illinois. Ray's high-school sweetheart and wife Mary Ann (Conroy), brother Anthony Latowski, and sister Eleanor Summers preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters Kary (Lyle) Lucas, Linda Fields, Julie (David) Priebe, and...
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Earl Richard Dailey

June 21, 1937 - July 28, 2020

Earl Richard Dailey, age 83 of Battle Creek passed away on July 28, 2020. He was born on June 21,1937 in Grant Center, Michigan to Frank F. and Regina M. (Hayes) Dailey. Earl moved to Battle Creek in 1942, where he resided until his passing. Earl attended Brownlee Park School and Battle Creek Central High School. At 17, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served from 1954-1957. During that time,...
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Thomas Edward Dyer

December 31, 1951 - July 26, 2020

Thomas Edward Dyer passed away at home on Sunday, July 26, 2020 surrounded by and in the loving arms of his family. He died of natural causes not related to the COVID – 19 Virus. Thomas had an interesting and accomplished life. Thomas was born as a tax exemption December 31, 1951. His loving parents were Patsy J. (Orphan) and Phillip H. Voelker. He spent much of his childhood living on...
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Maximilian "Max" Stark

March 18, 1931 - July 25, 2020

Maximilian "Max" Stark, 89, died peacefully at his home in Battle Creek with his family at his side on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Max was born the third of seven children on March 18, 1931 in Dattenhausen, Germany to Josef and Maria (Guffler) Stark. Max apprenticed as a baker and pastry chef and worked throughout Germany. He emigrated to America in1952. Working his trade in Chicago, Max grew...
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Jonathan James Shea

July 5, 1990 - July 23, 2020

Jonathan James Shea, 30 of Galesburg, Scotts and formerly of Battle Creek lost his battle with depression on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Jonny was born July 5, 1990 the son of Timothy L. and Michelle L. Shea. He grew up in Battle Creek and attended Battle Creek Central High School and received his GED through the program at the Miller-Stone Building. Jonny was currently employed at Graphic...
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Teresa Kay Lawson

May 13, 1970 - July 21, 2020

Teresa Kay Lawson, 50, of Sturgis, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 13, 1970 in Iowa City, Iowa to Charles and Shirley (Seyler) Bailey. Teresa was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to make everyone smile and was loved by everyone she met! Teresa will be dearly missed. Teresa is survived by husband John Lawson Sr.,...
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Linda M. Shaw

November 12, 1947 - July 21, 2020

Linda M. Shaw, age 72, of Battle Creek and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She was born in Bay City, Michigan on November 12, 1947, the daughter of William B. and Virginia M. (Wecheler) Riley and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Linda worked for several years at the Sunset Station Casino in Las Vegas and had previously...
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Anna Louise Favorite

March 27, 1947 - July 20, 2020

Anna Louise Favorite, age 73, of Battle Creek and formerly of Tucson, Arizona went to be with her Lord & Savior on Monday afternoon, July 20, 2020. She was born in Albion, Michigan on March 27, 1947, the daughter of James T. and Doris N. (Adams) Nelson and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Anna is survived by her four daughters, Sylvia Favorite, Sue Gallihugh, Sheila (Daniel)...
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Durward Douglas McCleary, Jr.

May 1, 1937 - July 20, 2020

Durward Douglas McCleary, Jr., 83 of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully at Bickford Cottage on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was born May 1, 1937 in Battle Creek the son of Durward D. and Dorothy Irene (Miller) McCleary. He grew up in Battle Creek and was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army in Korea. Durward was employed by...
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Alkiviades "Al or "Mr. Greek" Ignatiades

April 14, 1933 - July 17, 2020

Alkiviades "Al" "Mr. Greek" Ignatiades, 87, of Battle Creek died peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020. Al was born April 14, 1933 on the Island of Andrus in Greece, the son of Alexander and Alexandra (Pitselos) Ignatiades. He came to the United States at age 18 to live with his uncle in New York and worked in his uncle's Brooklyn floral shop; and at the same time in the wholesale floral and...
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Tina M. Osborne

September 21, 1972 - July 15, 2020

Tina M. Osborne, 47, of Battle Creek, died July 15, 2020. Tina drifted off in her sleep in her home with family surrounding her, after courageously fighting an illness. Tina was born September 21, 1972 in Battle Creek to Clarence and Sharon (Arnett) Osborne. She enjoyed shopping, riding horses and feeding the ducks at the park. But most of all, Tina loved to spend time with her family,...
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Mary Logan

December 13, 1934 - July 13, 2020

Mary Logan, age 85, a lifelong Battle Creek resident went to be with her Lord & Savior on Monday morning, July 13, 2020. She was born in Battle Creek on December 13, 1934 to Michael and Amelia Medich. She was a 1952 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and began working at Percy Jones General Hospital the day after graduation. Mary was employed by the Federal government at Percy Jones,...
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James A. "Jim" Bronkhorst

September 28, 1950 - July 11, 2020

James A. "Jim" Bronkhorst, age 69, of Battle Creek passed away Saturday morning, July 11, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, Battle Creek. He was born in Plainwell, Michigan on September 28, 1950, the son of Elmer J. and Katherine (Marsman) Bronkhorst. Jim retired from the Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 333 after more than 40 years in the trade. He also worked at Walters Plumbing and...
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Betty Jane (Gaul) Ginnebaugh

May 28, 1930 - July 9, 2020

Betty Jane (Gaul) Ginnebaugh of Battle Creek, MI Betty, age 90, died on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Reflections of Battle Creek after suffering from Alzheimer's for many years. Betty, the daughter of Ted A. and Gretchen V. (Kinter) Wolfe, was born in Battle Creek on May 28, 1930; was a 1948 graduate of Lakeview High School and was a lifetime resident. She was...
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June Petty

June 2, 1925 - July 9, 2020

June Petty, 95, of Battle Creek, died July 9, 2020. June was born June 2, 1925 in Okemos, MI to Merton and Lera (Young) Hurley. She married Donald Petty on May 28, 1948 and worked for the Kellogg Company for 32 years, retiring in 1982. June enjoyed sewing, quilting, and reading. After retirement, she traveled extensively with various groups. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for...
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Carl James "Jim" Pfau

August 25, 1941 - July 8, 2020

Carl James "Jim" Pfau, of Augusta, Michigan, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at his home. He was born August 25, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of William and Roberta Prau. Funeral services to celebrate Jim's Life were held 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 20th at Fort Custer National Cemetery. The service may be viewed by visiting https://vimeo.com/439990924.
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Sheridan Mack "Sully" Sullivan

March 24, 1938 - July 8, 2020

Sheridan Mack "Sully" Sullivan of Battle Creek, MI Sully, the son of Mack M. and Ruby R. (Krieger) Sullivan, was born in McPherson, KS on March 24, 1938; was a 1955 graduate of Plainville (KS) Rural High School and moved to this area in 1965. He served his Country honorably and nobly in the United States Navy as Airman specializing as a fireman on the airfield. Sully retired in...
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Thomas Ray "Tom" Suggs

November 23, 1951 - July 6, 2020

Thomas Ray Suggs of Battle Creek, MI Tom, age 68, died Monday, July 6, 2020 unexpectedly at his home. Thomas was born November 23, 1951 in Montezuma, Georgia. He was the son of Oaken and Evelyn Suggs they moved to Battle Creek, Michigan in 1954. Thomas graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1970. Thomas Ray Suggs and Vickie Rae Rose were united...
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Anthony Bouchard

April 29, 1964 - July 6, 2020

Anthony R. Bouchard, Age 56, of Battle Creek, MI (formerly Owosso) passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at home. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 1st, between 1-4 PM at 134 South River Road, Battle Creek, MI. Anthony was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on April 29, 1964, the son of Rolland R. and Wanda F. (Frost) Bouchard. Anthony had done...
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Juan Garcia

November 18, 1953 - July 6, 2020

Juan Garcia, 66, of Battle Creek, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 6, 2020. He was born November 18, 1953 in Battle Creek, the son of Jose and Lucy (Bocanegra) Garcia. Johnny worked for the city of Battle Creek for 15 years. He was a black belt in karate and owned his own studio. He was an avid chess player and enjoyed playing pool. He also enjoyed collecting antiques. Johnny...
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Elsie Mae (Myers) Shulters

September 23, 1933 - July 5, 2020

Elsie Mae (Myers) Shulters, 86 of Battle Creek passed away peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Reflections Memory Care. Elsie was born at the Nicole's Memorial Hospital in Battle Creek on September 23, 1933, the daughter of Arlon H. (Jack) and Edna Mae (Girnus) Myers. Elsie attended McKinley Elementary in Battle Creek. Her family moved to Marshall, MI in 1947. At 14 Elsie made her quick...
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Michael Steven "Mike" White

September 30, 1953 - July 5, 2020

Michael (Mike), S. White 66, of Battle Creek, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Southwest Michigan Hospice from a recent diagnosis of cancer. Mike was born on September 30,1953 in Battle Creek Mi. to Richard and Patricia (Adams) White. He attended Lakeview Schools, graduating in 1972. Mike proudly served in the Navy 1972-1975 , as a Fuel Aviator on the USS Hancock in Vietnam. Mike...
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David W. Holloway

December 7, 1954 - July 4, 2020

David Warren Holloway,65, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1954 the son of Harold L. and Mildred I. (Washington) Holloway in Owosso, Michigan. David was a Jack-of-all-trades, he was versatile and adept at many things, and love helping out his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dee Ann Burkwalt; his two...
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Larry J. Kaiser

February 21, 1950 - July 4, 2020

Larry Jay Kaiser died on July 4, 2020, in Battle Creek, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer; he was 70 years old. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cindy Wagner, and his children Jeremy Wagner-Kaiser, of Oakland CA, and Rachel WagnerKaiser (Mitchell Clifton), of Seattle WA. Also surviving are his mother Gustel (Kaiser) Berkowitz, his sisters Sarah Kaiser (Walter Henze), and...
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Elizabeth Virginia "Ginny" Moran

August 5, 1939 - July 3, 2020

Elizabeth Virginia "Ginny" Moran of Hickory Corners, MI Ginny, age 81, died Friday evening, 3rd of July, 2020, at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, Battle Creek, MI. Ginny, the daughter of James H. and Elizabeth (McCloskey) Moran, was born in Kingsport, TN on August 5, 1939; was a 1957 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN; received her Bachelor...
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Charles Dalaine "Charlie" Finney

June 1, 1929 - July 3, 2020

Charles D. Finney, 91, of Battle Creek died peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where Charlie and his family received excellent care. Charlie was born June 1, 1929 in Detroit , Michigan the son of Heman L. and Gwendolyn (Crouch) Finney. He grew up in Detroit, Albion and Battle Creek, graduating with the 1949 Class...
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Edward E. Springer

February 20, 1962 - July 2, 2020

Edward E. Springer, 58, passed away unexpectedly on July 2, 2020. He was born in Kalamazoo on February 20, 1962, the son of David and Lillybally (Branham) Springer. Edward was married to Penny J. Woodman on November 29, 1994. Edward is survived by his wife, Penny; two brothers, Dave A. Branham and Walter A. Springer, Sr., both of Battle Creek; nieces, Christina (Bob) Daniels of Allan,...
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Carolyn L. Wiegand

January 20, 1923 - July 1, 2020

Carolyn L. Wiegand, 97, passed away on July 1, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. Carolyn was born on January 20, 1923 in Battle Creek, Michigan and was the daughter of Grant W. and Blanche (Onsted) Smith. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1940 and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University in 1944. After graduating, Carolyn was employed at the Percy...
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Bernice Catherine Rossi

March 6, 1926 - July 1, 2020

Bernice Catherine Rossi of Battle Creek, MI Bernice, 94, of Battle Creek, MI passed away July 1, 2020 Bernice was born to the late Erasmo (Ross) Facione and Maria (DiCicco) Facione on March 6, 1926 in Detroit, MI. Bernice graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1944. She married Roxsy Dominic Rossi on March 2, 1946 enjoying 34 years of marriage until his untimely...
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Edward L. McCrory

June 29, 1921 - July 1, 2020

Edward L. McCrory passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born June 29, 1921 in Grainola, Oklahoma. The son of Lon W. McCrory and Jeanette Harriet ( Matthews) McCrory, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was honorably discharged nearly five...
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