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Janice Sipple

Nov 07, 1954 - Dec 03, 2023

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Lansing, MI

Janice Ann Sipple, a cherished wife, stepmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2023, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal services. Born on November 7, 1954, in Lansing to the late Ira and Genevieve (Barber) Gee, Janice's life was a filled with love and dedication, marked by her passionate endeavors enabling her to face any challenge. Growing up in Lansing, Janice attended Waverl...Read More

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Mr. Floyd Broadnax

Jan 22, 1941 - Feb 24, 2024

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Lansing, MI

Mr. Floyd Broadnax passed away Thursday at Aria Nursing and Rehab in Lansing Michigan. Age 83 years.

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Kirk David Pierce

Mar 03, 1966 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lansing, MI

Kirk David Pierce, left this world peacefully on February 25, 2024, surrounded by his loving family in his hometown of Lansing, MI. Born on March 3, 1966, to the late William and Shirley (Patton) Pierce, Kirk's life was a testament to the enduring strength and compassion that he carried with him through his 57 years.A graduate of Grand Ledge High School's class of 1984, Kirk went on to forge a successful career as a skilled union plumber and pipefitter. His passion for his craft was admired by many.Kirk's zest for life was evident in his passion for the great outdoors. An avid hunter, fisherman, and camper, he found solace and joy in the beauty of nature. His love for travel took him on many adventures, but he was always happiest when sharing these experiences with his family and friends.Kirk's legacy is carried on by his son, Tyler (Tory) Pierce, and his grandson, William Pierce, who were the lights of his life. His brothers, Mark (Kim) Pierce and Patrick Pierce; his nephew, Cole (Megan McNamara) Pierce; and niece, Kelsey Pierce, will forever remember Kirk's unwavering support and brotherly love.He was also a cherished nephew of his aunts, Anita Patton and Roxanne “Roxy” (William) Garber. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Kirk's memory will be honored as a cornerstone of a family that deeply valued his presence and will miss him greatly. He now joins his parents, William and Shirley Pierce, and his grandparents, Max and Viola Pierce, and Aloysius “Louie” and Charlotte Patton, in eternal peace.A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 1:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery, Delta Township, MI with Rev. Father James Eisele as Celebrant. There will be a Celebration of Life beginning at 3:00 p.m. as well, at Prestons Bar, Grand Ledge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in loving memory of Kirk Pierce to the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted arrangements to Mills Funeral Home, Peters & Murray Chapel, Grand Ledge.

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Lewis Clifton Terry Jr.

Dec 05, 1967 - Feb 22, 2024

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Lansing, MI

Beloved husband and father, Lewis Clifton Terry Jr.,56, of Lansing, Michigan was peacefully accepted into Heaven, February 22, 2024 with his loving wife by his side. He was born December 5, 1967 in Toms River, New Jersey to Lewis Clifton Terry Sr. and Patricia Ann Terry, who have preceded him in death. Lewis married the love of his life, Michele Terry, in 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, creating a union that would continue to grow and thrive through the years.Lewis’ journey was marked by his unwavering love and commitment to his family and friends. He faced a courageous battle and fought with incredible strength. His love for his family was paramount, and he found immense happiness in spending time with those he held dear. His wife Michele was truly his other half. They traveled the country together in Michele’s truck, forging memories that will be cherished for years to come. Michele was always quick to lift his spirits, from speed racing him in his wheelchair at the grocery store, telling corny dad jokes to make him smile (or just shake his head amusingly), to holding his hand as she faithfully stood by his side, ensuring his comfort and peace until the very end.Lewis had an extraordinary zest for life, finding joy in capturing moments through his camera lens. He had a passion for video games, combining a playful spirit with his charismatic and charming personality. His radiant smile was a testament to his vibrant nature, illuminating any room he entered. Lewis was a pillar of strength, always willing to go the extra mile for anyone in need. Lewis did not make friends easily, but he held dear the friends he did have.His family takes great comfort in knowing that Lewis is at peace. “We lost a good man, but Heaven gained another beautiful angel.”In Lewis’ final days he found solace in the knowledge that he would soon be reunited with his parents, siblings, and most importantly his beloved stepdaughter, Amelia Decker.Those left to cherish Lewis’ memory include his loving wife of 13 years, Michele M. Terry; daughter, Kayla Terry; stepchildren, Kaelyn (Myles) Quinn, Bradley Wills; granddaughter, Lyric Amelia Corey; best friend, Tina Johnson; as well as many siblings.Per Lewis’ wishes there will be no formal service. Arrangements entrusted to Vickers Leslie Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St./PO Box 503 Leslie, Michigan 49251. 517-878-6600

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Erin Beth Seiler

Aug 18, 1980 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lansing, MI

Erin Beth Seiler, a beacon of love and selflessness, passed away too soon on February 25, 2024, in her hometown of Lansing, MI, at the age of 43. Born on August 18, 1980, to Mark and Carol Schmitt, Erin grew up in a nurturing environment that shaped her into the compassionate person known to all.Erin was a graduate of Grand Ledge High School, class of 1999, where she formed many lifelong friendships and laid the foundation for her future endeavors. Her passion for helping others led her to volunteer extensively at Heartwood School Special Education in Mason, MI. It was through this work that Erin touched the lives of many, providing care and support for those in need with her characteristic warmth and generosity.Family was the cornerstone of Erin's life. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Jack Seiler, and a loving mother to her son, Jacob Seiler. Erin's love for her family was boundless, and she always put their needs ahead of her own. Her home was filled with the aroma of her cooking and baking, which she used to express her love and create joyful memories for her family and friends.Erin's infectious laughter and bright spirit lifted the hearts of those around her. She had an uncanny ability to make people laugh and feel at ease, even in their darkest moments.She carried her selfless nature through to the very end. In a final act of generosity, Erin blessed someone with the gift of life through the donation of her kidney, a testament to her enduring wish to help others.Erin is survived by her cherished family: her husband, Jack; son, Jacob; her parents, Mark and Carol; brother, Jason Schmitt, and her nieces, Stella and Kate. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Leon and Neva Schmitt and Ralph and Dorothy Atherton, who instilled in her the values of kindness and service that she embodied throughout her life.No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in loving memory of Erin Seiler to the family for the care of her son Jacob, c/o Howard L. Seiler. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Peters & Murray Chapel in Grand Ledge. To share memories or condolences please visit, www.millsfuneral.com

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Patricia Carol Bredwell

Jul 30, 1946 - Feb 12, 2024

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Lansing, MI

"Patricia Carol Bredwell of Potterville passed away February 12, 2024 in Lansing. Pat was born July 30, 1946 in Grand Ledge to the late Eugene and Agnes (Bauer) Briggs. She graduated Salutatorian from Grand Ledge High School in the Class of 1964 and went on to attend Michigan State University where she received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Pat was a Polio survivor and was determined to work through and overcome various mobility challenges as a result of the disease. Pat’s dad Eugene, purchased a family cottage so his daughter could swim and exercise in the water near the cottage. Later in life, she would often go to a pool for exercise when she developed numerous “pool” friends whom she enjoyed very much. Pat cherished her grandchildren and would attend many of their school and sport events and activities. She also enjoyed her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel companions. She is survived by her sons, Marshall (Yilan) and Bryan (Kate) Bredwell; grandchildren, Isabella, Leah, Kai and Zoe; brothers, Thomas Briggs and John (Esther) Briggs and sister-in-law, Kathy Briggs. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Harold Dean in 2015; brother, Phillip Briggs, and sister-in-law, Debra Briggs. A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be given to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48906 (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=cahsad\u0026amp;id=23) . Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com."

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Quentin Andrew Cedarstaff

Dec 09, 1977 - Feb 11, 2024

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Lansing, MI

"On Sunday February 11 2024, Quentin Andrew Cedarstaff: beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away unexpectedly at age 46. Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, Quentin was a lifelong fan of music, art, film, computers, animals, and gardening. Quentin always kept himself occupied learning a new skill, and especially loved working with his hands. He was creative, hard-working, kind-hearted. Fiercely loyal to his friends and family, Quentin was always ready to lend a hand. Survived by his mother, Lynn Cedarstaff and brother, Anthony Cedarstaff (Meg Green), and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in Death by his father Jerry Cedarstaff, and brother Jordan Cedarstaff. Memorial gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Quentin’s memory may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48906 (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=cahsad\u0026amp;id=23). Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com"

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Michael Gregory Loe

Jun 11, 1954 - Jan 29, 2024

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Lansing, MI

"Michael Gregory Loe of Lansing passed away January 29, 2024. Mike was born June 11, 1954 in Pulaski, Indiana to the late Omar D. and Hazel E. (Brodbeck) Loe. He graduated from Gaylord High School in the Class of 1972 and studied architecture at Olivet Nazarene University. Mike retired from Glenn Buege Buick in 2019, where he worked as a salesman for over 20 years. He enjoyed visiting up north with family, sailing, boating, annual fall color tours to the U.P., and beach time along U.S. 2. He was an avid game player who especially enjoyed playing Farkle and euchre with his extended family at Marsh Point Apartments. He will be missed by his siblings, adoring nieces and nephews, and friends. He is survived by his brother, Andrew (Dorothy) Loe; sister, Linda (David) Hamilton; brother-in-law, Dan Kassuba; sister-in-law, Valerie Loe; 11 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and nephews and 4 great-great- nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Loe and sister, Patricia Kassuba. A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later time. Dates and time will be announced when they become available. Memorial contributions may be given to Nation-2-Nation Ministries, 610 W. Van Buren Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550 (https://n2nministries.org/). Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com"

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Susan A. Nowicki

Sep 30, 1945 - Jan 31, 2024

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East Lansing, MI

"Susan A. Nowicki passed away January 31, 2024, surrounded by her loving family following a lengthy battle with cancer. Susan was born September 30, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Carl and Mary (Waitz) Nowicki. She attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. Following her graduation, she started her career and spent most of her life in Chicago, Illinois. Susan was employed by many major medical associations, serving as an executive director of communications for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Susan also did independent consulting via her business, SAN Communications. Susan was an active member of Women in Communications and made many close friends through her interaction with WIC members. She was also a volunteer and advocate for many charities and community programs. Susan gave both her time and talents to many causes by serving on boards and committees, helping with fundraising events and writing publications. Susan most recently served as a literacy tutor for adults. Susan was a world traveler who enjoyed exploring and collecting art from China, Egypt, and many countries in Europe. She enjoyed ocean cruises including a special trip to Alaska. True to her love of American history, she also visited many historic sites and museums near and around Washington DC, Virginia, and Philadelphia. As a person who always stayed informed of current events, she maintained subscriptions to numerous major newspapers and printed articles daily to share. Susan was a prolific creator of custom greeting cards and never missed a birthday, anniversary or get-well card for all her family and friends. Susan was a proud MSU alumni and football fan. Accordingly, she moved back to East Lansing after her retirement to enjoy the college town atmosphere and be involved in various MSU Alumni associations. Susan was an Elder at the People’s Church of East Lansing, where she was a Stephen Minister and was active on various committees within her church. Susan was a patron of all art forms, enjoyed sharing her love of the arts with her friends, family, and community. She volunteered at the Michigan History Center and The Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Susan was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Sue Nowicki, and leaves behind her 3 brothers, Warren Nowicki, Marc Nowicki, and Lawrence Nowicki (Gail DeBellis), her nephews Sean (April) Nowicki, Chris Nowicki (Leslie Ewing), Danny (Danielle) Nowicki, Sam (Meagan) Nowicki, and nieces Jessica (Brian) Kleinfeld and Julie Peters, 14 great-nieces and nephews, and 1 great, great niece, close friends Chris and Bill Gentes, Denise Gentes, Rose Bartol, Karen Schneider, dorm mates Beverly and Mary, and many other loved ones. Susan’s family would like to thank the staff at Great Lakes Bay Health Center Shiawassee for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Susan. The family would also like to thank Compassus Hospice for caring for Susan at the end of her life. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 10th, 2024 at 11:00 AM at The Peoples Church, 200 Grand River Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823. Memorial Gifts may be made to The Peoples Church, Social Hall Fund, or The Wharton Center for Performing Arts 750 East Shaw Ln. East Lansing, MI 48825. For information, please call Fischer Family Funeral Services at (989) 755-8277. To express your condolences, please visit www.fischerfuneral.com."

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Brenda Kay Bly

Jan 15, 1947 - Feb 13, 2024

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Lansing, MI

"Brenda Kay Bly, 77, a truly \u0026quot;Kind Hearted Woman\u0026quot; of deep Faith and love for her family, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in Lansing. Brenda was born January 15, 1947 in Hastings, the daughter of Evison Joseph, Jr. and Beverly Ann (Lord) Beck. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1965 and soon after married the love of her life, John K. Bly on July 2, 1965 at the Congregational Church of Charlotte. In her early years, Brenda worked as a waitress at the Hi-Lo, in elder care at the Faith Immanuel Nursing Home, and at Maeward Inc. in Olivet. Her true life\u0027s calling began when she earned her massage certificate from Lansing Community College and started her own business in 1992, Kind-Hearted Woman. She served her community as a massage therapist, energy worker, and shamanic practitioner, helping people heal on all levels of their being - physical, emotional, natural and spiritual. Brenda co-created Happiness and Healing Advocates and was a member of the Charlotte Full Moon Circle and many Shamanic Circles. She was dedicated to her Charlotte Community in many other ways as well, especially by passionately serving on the Camp Francis Board. Brenda loved the outdoors, especially gardening, and spending time with her family on the shores of Lake Michigan and immersing herself in the forest. She looked forward to vacationing with her brother, Mike and his family. She absolutely adored her beloved grandson, Scott, and treasured every moment with him. Above all, Brenda was deeply devoted to her Faith. From a young age, Brenda developed a strong, memorable relationship with God. She maintained that relationship every day in her interactions with others, and in her service to her home church, Charlotte Congregational. Brenda will forever be remembered by many for her positive energy, kind spirit, and service to others. Brenda is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, John K. Bly; their son, John K. (Lisa) Bly II; daughter-in-law, Amy Bly; grandson, Scott James (Kara) Bly; brothers, Evison Joseph Beck III and Michael Aaron Beck; her nieces and nephews, extended family; and a whole host of friends and fellow shamans. She was predeceased by her parents; her son, James Kay Bly in 2021; and her sister, LaRae Smith. Friends are encouraged to support Brenda\u0027s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Rev. Jody Betten officiating. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Brenda\u0027s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte."

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Richard "Rick" Joseph Artibee

Jun 28, 1959 - Feb 14, 2024

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East Lansing, MI

"Richard \u0026quot;Rick\u0026quot; Joseph Artibee, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, died surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Rick, 64, of East Lansing, formerly of Potterville, was born on June 28, 1959, the son of Roland and Dorothy (Woods) Artibee. He was a graduate of the Potterville High School class of 1977. On July 12, 1980, he married Kim Eitniear and together they have created many lasting memories. Rick worked as a short order cook where he was known for his breakfast, 20 years with CATA, and most recently working for Meijer Warehouse. As a father, he was always supportive of his children. He loved everything Michigan State Spartans, and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Golf was also a big passion for Rick. He loved his yearly golf trip to Kentucky with his friends. Rick was a travel enthusiast; always searching for the next destination. While traveling, Rick always made sure to stop at the casino. Above all, his proudest accomplishment in life was his marriage, children, and grandchildren. Rick is survived by his wife, Kim; children, Jason Artibee, and Rachel (Chris) Hayes; grandson, Mason Hayes; grand-daughters, Quinn Artibee, and Jordan Hayes; sisters, Brenda (Jeffe) Newman, Kelly Gottschalk, Karen (Chad) Winner, Karla (Troy) Sieffert, and Connie Hamilton; and numerous extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Terry Artibee, and Ronald Artibee; brother-in-law, Terry Gottschalk; and father-in-law, Harold Eitniear. Friends are encouraged to support Rick\u0027s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Bailey officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or Sparrow Hospice. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte."

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