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Ruby Lanning

Aug 24, 1944 - Feb 13, 2023

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Greenville, MI

Ruby Jo Lanning, 78, of Greenville, MI passed away February 13, 2023 in Montgomery, AL. A Celebration of Her Life will be held Thursday, March 9 at 3:00 p. m. at Capital Hill Healthcare, Montgomery, AL. Ruby was born in Greenville to Gerald and Mildred Bolster on August 24, 1944. She graduated Greenville High School in 1962. She was a CNA before becoming a stay at home mom and in her late 50s found a renewed career as a home healthcare worker which she loved and continued until she moved to...Read More

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Terry Underwood

Jul 01, 1958 - Feb 26, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Terry Underwood, 65, of Belding, passed away on Monday February 26, 2024 at Corewell Health United Hospital in Greenville. A celebration of Terry's life will be held later this spring or summer and will be announced. A complete obituary will be available shortly. To to the family or in memory of Terry Underwood, please

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Allan R. Baughman

Apr 25, 1929 - Feb 15, 2024

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Greenville, MI

Allan R. Baughman, age 94, of Greenville, formerly of Muskegon, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning, February 15, 2024 at his home under the loving care of his family, very special caregiver Kathaleen and Hospice. The son of Raymond & Doris (Scriver) Baughman, he was born on April 25, 1929 in Muskegon, Michigan and graduated from Muskegon High School. On August 17, 1951, in Muskegon, he married Marianne and together they enjoyed almost 64 years of marriage and raised four children. Allan was preceded in death by Marianne, parents Raymond & Doris, stepmother Ilse, sister Crystal and grandson Jeffery Eric Baughman, and many other close family members. Allan and Marianne eventually made their home at Little Blue Lake near Greenville. Some of Allan's passions included casinos, jigsaw puzzles, Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Tigers, but most of all, his children and grandchildren. Allan lived a long life full of amazing adventures. He had two favorite stories that he would share with anyone who would listen. In the spring of 1946 (at age 17), Allan saw Doris Day sing with the Les Brown Orchestra in Muskegon. During a break, Doris was having a Coke, and when she had to go back to perform, Allan asked if he could have her Coke bottle. She gave it to him to finish and that bottle remained one of his most cherished possessions. Allan proudly served in the US Army from 1948-1950 rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He wanted to be assigned to the Signal Corp, but when asked if anyone played an instrument, Allan indicated that he was a drummer. To his surprise, he passed the audition and was sent to Tokyo, Japan to join General Douglas MacArthur’s GHQ 293rd Marching Band. He was blessed and honored to serve in that way. After Allan's military service, he was employed as an accountant at Michigan Associated Telephone Co. (GTE) In 1955 he joined the staff of Vandervelde's Furniture doing their advertising, advancing to Assistant Manager, General Manager and retired in 1993 as a partner in the store. Surviving are his four children: Kathy Krentz of Muskegon and Arizona, Eric "Rick" (Mary Ann) Baughman of Coldwater, David Baughman of Greenville, and Michael (Susan) Baughman of Hudsonville, eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. A private celebration of Allan's life will take place at a later date. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Allan's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the veterans' charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.

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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