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Paul Speidel

Apr 02, 1949 - Apr 06, 2023

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Alto, MI

Paul Albert Speidel, age 73, of Alto, Michigan passed away Thursday, April 06, 2023. Paul was born in St Johns, Michigan on April 2, 1949 to Rg and Ida Mae Speidel. Paul was loyal and caring son, brother and uncle. He loved golfing and cars! He is survived by his sister Carolyn (Robert, deceased) Bough of West Bloomfield, MI, Roger Speidel of St. Petersburg, FL and two nieces Cynthia (Dennis) Kubert of Farmington Hills MI and Kathryn Bough of Northville, MI. He was preceded in death by his fathe...Read More

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Bruce Van Dyke, age 58, of Alto, Michigan passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. reyersnorthvalleychapel. com for the Van Dyke family.

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Bruce Dyke

Jul 10, 1965 - Sep 07, 2023

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Alto, MI

Bruce van Dyke, age 58, of Alto, Michigan passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. reyersnorthvalleychapel. com for the Dyke family.

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Paul Speidel

Apr 02, 1949 - Apr 06, 2023

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Alto, MI

Paul Albert Speidel, age 73, of Alto, Michigan passed away Thursday, April 06, 2023. Paul was born in St Johns, Michigan on April 2, 1949 to Rg and Ida Mae Speidel. Paul was loyal and caring son, brother and uncle. He loved golfing and cars! He is survived by his sister Carolyn (Robert, deceased) Bough of West Bloomfield, MI, Roger Speidel of St. Petersburg, FL and two nieces Cynthia (Dennis) Kubert of Farmington Hills MI and Kathryn Bough of Northville, MI. He was preceded in death by his father Rg Speidel, Ida Mae (Thompson) Speidel and Robert Speidel. Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time.

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Sfc )

Jun 07, 1963 - Jul 20, 2022

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Alto, MI

SFC Michael Edward Isom, Army (Ret. ), age 59, of Alto, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. He was born June 7, 1963, in San Francisco, California, to the late Lawrence and Maud (Chapman) Isom. Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army achieving the rank of an E-7 Staff Sergeant intelligence Analyst. He served for a total of 29 years in the Army and 12 of those years were with The Grand Rapids Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice, with his Contributions in the field of Drug Law Enforcement. Michael retired in 2011. He was an accomplished professional artist and enjoyed fine scale models, canoeing, camping, scuba diving, and traveling with family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife & soul mate, Nilei Isom; children, Dylan Isom of Comstock Park, Michigan; Emily Isom of Alto, Michigan; Ethan Kroesing of Ionia, Michigan; Laurie Harrington of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Nicole Pols of Hudsonville, Michigan; brother, Martin L. Isom and his wife of Santa Rosa California; sisters, Cathy (Larry) Sadler-Villella of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota and Theresa (Clark) Isom of Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Andy Sanchez of Las Vegas, New Mexico; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maud Elizabeth Isom in 2003; father, Lawrence Edward Isom in 2014; and sister, Patricia Isom in 2017. Burial and military honors will take place on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 2:30 p. m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI 49012. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Michael's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www. MichiganCremation. com Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.

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Maxine Johnson

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Alto, MI

Maxine Johnson of Alto, Michigan passed away June 14, 2022, with family at her side. Maxine was 95 years of age. Maxine was married to her late husband and soul mate Hank Johnson (2007) for 60 years. Hank and Maxine had a full and wonderful life together on the farm. Friends and family would gather at the farm for barbeques, bonfires, and airplane rides. Many good memories. Holding her close in their hearts and memories are the jewels of her life - her children, Steve (Karla) Freemont, Dave (Pat) Alto, Jaci California and Jim (Tammy) Lowell. The treasures of Maxine's heart were her grandchildren; Jason, Jeff (2017), Drew, Alex, Claire, Hank, Staci, Jessica, and Justin, and 3 great-grandchildren Samantha, William and Alden. Maxine was a kind-hearted person and was loved by many. She enjoyed reading, gardening, shopping and watching MSU football and basketball. She will be missed by her family and friends. In honor of Maxine, please show love and compassion towards one another. A thank you to the staff at Heather Hills and Kindred Hospice for all their great care. A special thank you to Lynn Stafford (Willyard) life-long friends who visited mom weekly, and Dianna Kranenberg who saw her several times a week and would often take mom on little road trips. Cremation has taken place. Private memorial services with family will take place later. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Maxine Johnson, please visit our floral store. div. ptwp-tree {min-width:400px;float: right;}A Memorial Tree was planted for MaxineWe are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Memorial AlternativesJoin in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

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Alto, MI

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Peter Bencker

May 31, 1963 - Apr 29, 2022

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Alto, MI

Peter Lee Bencker (58) of Alto, Michigan, went to be with his heavenly father Friday, April 29, 2022. Born May 31, 1963, he resided in Alto his entire life. He was the son of Lyle & Delores (Strouse) Bencker. Pete married Nancy J. Strong on August 17, 1991. They raised 3 daughters all while they ran their construction business and enjoyed many adventures traveling and camping throughout the years. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Nancy J. (Strong) Bencker; children, Emma (Andy) Vander Ziel, Analyse (Chad) Veenstra, and soon to be granddaughter, Kollyns Veenstra, Perry Bencker (Zachary Huver); mother, Delores P. Bencker; sisters, Michelle (Tom) Tava and Debbie (Tim) Craig; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lyle Bencker; brothers, Larry (Sue) Bencker and Ronald (Linda) Bencker. Pete was devoted to his family farm, his angus herd and spending cherished time with family & friends. He recently discovered his new passion for snorkeling! Pete was a loyal member of the Alto-Bowne Township Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years, giving up elements of his life and family time in his dedication to the department. He was a huge advocate for the community of Alto and Lowell. In lieu of flowers, Memorial funds have been set up for the family through: Alto-Bowne Township Fire Depart, P. O. Box 92, Alto, MI 49302 Go fund me page for " " To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pete's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www. MichiganCremation. com Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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Alto, MI

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Alto, MI

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