Obituaries

Joseph Peter "Papa Bear" Mesh

Jun 24, 2022

     Joseph Peter Mesh, age 84 of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.

    A full obituary with service times will be forthcoming.

Jeanette Darliene (Somers) Hughes

Jun 23, 2022

       Jeanette Darliene Hughes, age 84, of Cashiers, NC, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Eckerd Living Center, Highlands, NC.

       Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at11:00 A.M., with her nephew, Mr. Tom Harris officiating. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation...

Lee Ann (Rossow) Dietz

Jun 18, 2022

     Lee Ann Dietz, age 83 St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, Michigan. 

      Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022,  with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating.  Burial will take place at South Bingham...

Karl Edward Buslepp

Jun 17, 2022

     Karl Edward Buslepp, age 64, of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at his home with his wife and caregiver at his side.

     A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

    Karl was born in Jackson, Michigan on December 5, 1957, the son of Robert Charles and Barbara Ellen (Hart)Buslepp....

Robert Lee Wilber

Jun 16, 2022

    Robert Lee Wilber, age 95, of Ovid, MI, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. 

    Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 20, 2022, with Pastor Eric Wilber officiating.  Burial will take place at Duplain Township Cemetery. Visitation...

Ida (Moreland) Teall

Jun 16, 2022

    Ida Teall, age 94, of Alma, MI, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Arbor Grove Assisted Living, Alma, MI.

    Graveside Services will be held at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Breckenridge, MI, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. with Dr. Keith Wise officiating.

    Ida was born in Brownstown, Illinois on September 6, 1927, the daughter...

Debra Sue "Debbie" (Koenigsknecht) Sturk

Jun 14, 2022

      Debra Sue Sturk, age 63, of Fowler, MI, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI

     Debra was born in Fowler, MI on June 16, 1958, the daughter of George Joseph and Joan M. (Stump) Koenigsknecht. She graduated from Fowler High School. Deb was a home hospice aide for many years. She was a...

David Paul Kelley

Jun 14, 2022

     David Paul Kelley, age 60, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Sparrow Carson Hospital, Carson City, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 6:00 P.M.  Visitation will be held from 4-6 P.M. at the funeral home.

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Delphine Lee (Huber) Kehrberg

Jun 12, 2022

     Delphine Lee Kehrberg, age 82, of Alma, MI, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at her daughters home, with her family and earth angel Mandy by her side.

     A Funeral Service will be held at Community Baptist Church, Alma, MI, on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00 P.M., with Mr. Tom Huber officiating. ...

Gertrude Lorene "Gert" (Tribfelner) Dunham

Jun 8, 2022

      Gertrude Lorene “Gert” Dunham, age 90, went to be with her Lord, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, at A Family Affair of Haslett, MI.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Owosso, MI, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Michael O’Brien presiding.  Burial will take place at...

Bonnie Elaine (Detwiler) Hall

Jun 6, 2022

     Bonnie Elaine Hall, age 77 of Ithaca, MI, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at her home.

     A private graveside service was held at Chapel Garden Cemetery, Alma, Michigan, on Friday, June 10, 2022, with Pastor Brian Wickes officiating.

     Bonnie was born in Alma, Michigan on August 10, 1944, the daughter of Ralph Garwin and...

Ronald Curtis Tomasek

Jun 6, 2022

      Ronald Curtis Tomasek, age 68, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at his home.

     A Celebration of Life will be held at VFW Hall of Ovid from 5-7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  Ron’s family and friends will have an opportunity to share memories at 5:30 P.M.   Food and drinks will be provided.

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Donna Lee (Hiner) North

Jun 6, 2022

     Donna Lee North, age 77, of Maple Rapids, MI, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at her home.

     A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Fowler, MI. 

     Donna was born in St. Johns, Michigan on March 23, 1945, the daughter of Stanley...

Ruth Ann (Haruska) Steffen

Jun 5, 2022

     Ruth Ann Steffen, age 72, of Brant, MI, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, at her home.

     Ruth was born in St. Johns, Michigan on June 14, 1949, the daughter Charles Carl and Ruth Josephine (Holmes) Haruska. Ruth graduated from Ashley High School with the class of 1967.  Ruth married Richard Dewaine Steffen on July 1, 1967...

Sharon Kay (Squiers) Somers

Jun 4, 2022

     Sharon Kay Somers, age 72, of Elsie, MI, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022, at her home.

     A memorial gathering will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the Ovid Veterans/Lions Hall with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 A.M. with a memorial service at 12:00 P.M., with a luncheon to follow.

     Sharon...

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