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Jamison Lafferty

Aug 04, 2009 - Aug 08, 2023

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Greenville, MI

Jamison Allen Lafferty, precious son of Justin and Aleeson Lafferty and beloved brother of Karlee Lafferty, was taken into the arms of Jesus Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Jamison was born August 4, 2009 in Greenville. Jamison was a shining light in everything that he did! He had a contagious smile and loving heart! He loved Jesus, His family, and all His wonderful friends! Jamison could always make you laugh, and he would do anything to see somebody smile! He loved sports and was an amazing teammate!...Read More

Obituary Source:https://www.hurstfh.com/obituaries/Jamison-Allen-Lafferty?obId=28673396#/obituaryInfo

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Robert L. Gates

May 04, 1932 - Feb 15, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Robert L. Gates, age 91, of Greenville, formerly of Stanton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, passing away on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Corewell Health Greenville Hospital.Almost 68 years ago, Bob married the love of his life, Charlene, and together they made a life centered around faith, family, and love. Bob proudly served his country for 30 years as a member of the National Guard and also served his local community as a long time member of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Posse. Bob worked as a Lineman for Consumers Power for 43 years until his retirement. He loved spending time outdoors and was a hobby farmer, he enjoyed animals, especially his horses. Bob had his pilots license and liked flying in his younger days. He was an avid antique tractor collector and enthusiast and loved tinkering on his John Deere and Farmall tractors, he was also a member of the Old Iron Antique Tractor Club. Before having children, Bob loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle with Charlene on the back and the wind in their faces. The world was made a little bit better because of Bob. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.Surviving Bob is his wife, Charlene; children, Deborah (Jack) Baldwin of Sheridan; Rhonda (Gary) Buchholz of Stanton; Rachelle (Charles) Cartwright of Ithaca; Rob (Lisa) Gates of Trufant; grandchildren, Brooke Lynn Baldwin of Gowen; his twin grandchildren, Benjamin Baldwin of Lansing; Elizabeth (Scott) Minda of Washington Township; Kristen (Sanford) Coston of Edmore; Trish Buchholz of Stanton; Chelsey (Ricky) Kellams of Lakeview; Jeremiah (Lilly) Buchholz of Alvin, Texas; Melissa (Nick) Morton of Alma; Courtney Cartwright of Ithaca; Cody Cartwright of Ithaca; Christopher Gates of Stanton; Nicole (Randy) Howard of Carson City; 19 great grandchildren; his sister, Sharon (Joel) Jones of Sheridan; many nieces and nephews and several in-laws.Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Russell & Leona (Wickham) Gates and a nephew, Joel Jones III.Bob’s life is being celebrated on Thursday, February 22 at the First Baptist Church in Stanton (134 S. Lincoln St.). Visitation will be from 11 AM to 12 Noon with funeral ceremonies starting at 12 Noon. Final interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.For those wanting to honor Bob with a memorial donation the family suggests you direct them to the First Baptist Church of Stanton.

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Lynda Diana Hoke

Dec 10, 1943 - Feb 14, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Lynda Diana Hoke, age 80, of Greenville, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Corewell Health-Greenville Hospital. The daughter of Walter Franklin & Hope (Moore) Myers, she was born on December 10, 1943 in Mishawaka, Indiana. On December 31, 1961, in Mishawaka, Indiana, she married John Arthur Hoke and together they raised two sons and enjoyed almost 55 years of marriage until John passed away on November 30, 2016. During John’s 21 year career with the U.S. Army, she was a devoted military wife and made their home at bases across the United States and Germany. When John retired as a Sergeant First Class, they made their home in Greenville and were members of Seeds Family Church. Lynda also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, ceramics, and delighted in playing cards and board games. She will long be remembered by her family as the Grand Champion of “Monopoly”. Loyal to both her Irish and Hoosier roots, she was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lauralee and Marjorie; three brothers, James, Peter and Robert; and her husband, John A. Hoke . Surviving are her two sons, John A. & Sharolyn Hoke II, and Kenneth R. Hoke, all of Greenville; her grandchildren, April & Brandon Schulte, Nate Hoke, Rebecca & Jason Young, Kristopher Hoke, Thomas John & Bri Hoke, and Justin Hoke; her great-grandchildren, Brayden James Schulte, Austin Bryceson Schulte, Connor Hoke, Kenya Hoke, Kennedy Hoke, and Casper Hoke; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 and from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor Louis Mogdis of Seeds Family Church will officiate and committal services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, Michigan. Envelopes for memorial contributions for Seeds Family Church will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lynda’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com For those unable to attend Lynda’s funeral ceremony in person, a livestream broadcast will be available on the funeral home website. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.

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Annette Marie Sandtveit

Sep 22, 1952 - Feb 13, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Annette Marie Sandtveit, age 71, of Gowen, passed away from complications due to Frontotemporal Dementia, surrounded by her family at Corewell Health United Hospital in Greenville on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. She was born on September 22, 1952 in Harvey, IL, the daughter of Louis D. and Lorene A. (Gentry) Mills.Simply put, music was her life. Beginning with learning piano and flute at an early age, music was her passion and continued throughout her lifetime. Annette graduated from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois in 1970 where she participated in the concert choir, band, and theater group. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Music degree from Milliken University with a major in Vocal Music and a Piano minor. While at Milliken, she was a proud part of the University Concert Choir and the Madrigal Theatre Group, which she directed. She also led several small community church choirs. Annette was an accomplished flute and piano player and taught piano and voice lessons to many. She taught vocal music in the Salem, Hanover Horton, and Concord Community Schools public schools to thousands of students and was so proud of the many achievements of her students.Annette also found so much joy and fulfillment in directing her church and handbell choirs at Salem Grace United Methodist Church in Illinois, Redeemer Lutheran in Jackson, and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Greenville. She loved to sing praise to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!Her other greatest love was her husband, Rick, whom she married on June 11, 1977, as well as their children, Ryan and wife, Rebecca, Mike, and Lauren – who were her pride and joy. She was also blessed with two granddaughters, Ava and Lulu, who always brought a smile to her face and love and happiness to her heart.Funeral services for Annette will be held at 11 AM Monday, February 19, 2024 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Rev. Robert Appold and Rev. Don Veitengruber will serve as officiants. Visitation will also take place from 12 Noon - 4 PM on Saturday, February 17 at Hurst Funeral Home. Interment in Spencer Mills Cemetery will follow the funeral luncheon. Memorial contributions may be directed to Camp Concordia, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, or the Greenville Community Center HCAT Program. Memories and messages of condolence may be shared at www.hurstfh.com.Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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Arlene Lavonne (Evans) Helmer-Ruthruff

Nov 08, 1934 - Feb 06, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Arlene Lavonne (Evans) Helmer-Ruthruff passed away peacefully on February 6th, 2024 at United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Michigan. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12 Noon at Hurst Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 10 AM - 12 Noon prior to services. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation (https://www.gleanerlife.org/scholarships) or Montcalm CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (http://montcalmcasa.org/). A full obituary will be posted shortly.

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Timothy Lee White

Jun 16, 1962 - Jan 30, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Timothy Lee White, age 61, of Greenville, passed away at Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. He was born on June 16, 1962, the son of Donald and Shirley (Baker) White. Funeral Services for Timothy will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 4:00 pm at Hurst Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm prior to the service. Pastor Robert Carpenter will serve as officiant. A private Burial at Sunny Hill Cemetery will take place. Memorial contributions may be directed to the needs of the family.A full obituary will be available shortly.

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Gerald Bolster

Jan 31, 1947 - Jan 26, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Gerald “Jerry” Bolster, age 76, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024.  Jerry was born in Greenville on January 31, 1947, the son of George and Mildred Bolster. He was married to Lynn Bolster for 60 years. Together, they had two children, Jeri (William) Hemmes and Jason Bolster.During high school, he began his 40 year career with Meijer. He started as a grocery bagger and finished as the Garden Center Buyer. In retirement, he worked for Indena Pharmaceutical out of Milan, Italy for ten years.Jerry is survived by his wife; children; granddaughter, Candis (Clayton) Thomas; great-granddaughters, Paris Almas and Skylar (Anthony) Smith and their boys; along with his niece, Tammy Turenne; nephew, Jared Rittersdorf; brother-in-law, Sam Rittersdorf; brother-in-law, Dick Rittersdorf; and sisters-in-law, Janelle Rittersdorf and Cindy Chaney. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruby Jo Lanning.A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held at a future date, with details to be announced.

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Marilyn Louise Partridge

Feb 12, 1956 - Jan 20, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Marilyn Louise Partridge, age 67, of Greenville, formerly of Westphalia, passed away Saturday evening, January 20, 2024 at Corewell Health-Greenville Hospital. The daughter of Hilary John & Donna Eileen (Melstead) Martin, she was born on February 12, 1956 in Ionia and had worked as a manager at Wendy’s. On April 1, 1978, in Westphalia, she married Gary Lee Partridge. Later in her life, after her husband passed, her oldest children had grown, she moved to Greenville. She was known as “Ma” to many, now adults, that during the time they were teenagers were having a rough go at life. If needed, she offered a warm place to sleep and an ear to vent, without worry of judgement. That’s not to say you wouldn’t hear her opinion. Marilyn enjoyed anything she could make with her hands. Cross stitch, crocheting, making ceramics, and sewing. She loved visiting any lighthouse she could get to. Most enjoyable were the near yearly trips to Mackinaw City and the Island so she could see the additional excavation of the fort. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gary L. Partridge in 1984; a granddaughter, Maxine N. Partridge in 2001; and a sister, Rose M. Binkley in 2012. Surviving are her four sons, Jason D. & Rachelle L. Martin of Sheridan, James D. & Adryan M. Martin of Flushing, Jeffrey M. & Karen L. Partridge of Fenwick, and Jesse M. & Rachel L. Partridge of Greenville; six grandchildren; Olivia Zambrano, Jordan Meyney-Partridge, Cayden Partridge, Stacie Partridge, Makinlee Partridge, Andrew Martin; 1 great-grandchildren Ryder Mehney-Partridge; six brothers and sisters, Judy Smith, Dick Martin, Mike & Liz Martin, Duane Martin, Patty and Gordy Curns, Phil and Robin Martin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins A celebration of life is being planned for later in the year and will be announced later. Final interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westphalia. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marilyn’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.

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Arthur Henry Skinner

Feb 15, 1944 - Jan 21, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Arthur Henry “Art” Skinner, age 79, of Greenville, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, surrounded by close family. The son of Robert Henry & Marie (Hunsicker) Skinner, he was born on February 15, 1944 in Greenville and worked nearly 50 years for Einer, then Jeff, Andy, Eric & Blake at Thorlund Brothers, maintaining and repairing equipment. When you couldn’t find him in a field somewhere in Montcalm County, you could always find him puttering around his garage, using his imagination to create a replica of something he last seen. Most that knew Art, would remember him as very hardworking, straight forward, and brutally honest. He wasn't a man of many words but he certainly had an infinite wealth of knowledge, knowing a little bit about everything, and he never hesitated to share! On September 12, 1986, he married Sandra Kay Heiss and together they enjoyed 37 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Peg McMillian; two brothers, Larry Skinner and David Skinner; and a grandson, Caleb Phenix. Surviving are his wife, Sandy Skinner; his children, Art & Jamie Skinner, Cindy & Steve Schofield, Peggy & Doug Westmoreland, Lige Skinner, Stacey & Brandon Smith, Mary & Shawn Towns, Robert & Kristi Heiss, and Tim Johnston; his grandchildren, Brennon & Katelynn Smith, Kelan Skinner, Charlea Skinner, Jamie, Brianna, Brittany & Aaron Towns, T