Our Obituaries

Robert Baylis

September 4, 1919 - August 28, 2016

Robert Baylis, age 96 of Marshall passed away August 28, 2016 at Marshall Nursing & Rehab with his family by his side.A Private Burial will take place at West Eckford Cemetery, Marshall, Michigan.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224
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William Howard Frank

August 27, 1942 - August 26, 2016

William H. Frank "Box" age 74 of Albion passed away at his home on August 26, 2016. He was born August 27, 1942 in Jackson, the son of Carl and Wyona (Shaw) Frank. He was a graduate of Western High School in Jackson and served our country in the U.S. Army and served with the 1461st Transport Reserve in Jackson for a couple years after his return. William worked as a truck driver, where he earned...
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Kathy Ann Cousino

November 14, 1952 - August 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Dennis Duane Farmer

April 26, 1952 - August 23, 2016

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, DENNIS DUANE FARMER, 64 of Albion, Michigan, transitioned from the care of his loved ones on this side of heaven to the hands of his loved ones who passed before him. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Sharon; his sister, Cheryl (Herbert) Fox; his children Terry Michael (Deborah), Jamie (Melissa), Arron, Daniel (Caitlin) Farmer; his grandchildren Ashley,...
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Billy Dan Blair

February 21, 1940 - August 21, 2016

Billy "Bill" Dan Blair, age 76 of Concord passed away peacefully at the U of M Hospital, with his family by his side on August 21st, 2016. He was born on February 21st, 1940 to Lillie and Granis Blair in Tram Kentucky.Bill served in the United States Navy, worked in the oil fields and Corning Glass before retiring from Yellow Freight System as a truck driver. Bill enjoyed singing, playing...
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Jane W. Dulaney

April 25, 1920 - August 16, 2016

Jane Walker Dulaney, born Sylvia Jane Walker (4/25/1920), to Ethel and Frank Walker in Flora IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Marshall Nursing & Rehab facility, in Marshall, Michigan, where she had been a resident for three years. She was 96 years old.Jane grew up in Flora IL, with her parents and older sister. Her father, a mailman, died suddenly when Jane was 14. Ethel...
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Dorothy Irene Martin

July 12, 1930 - August 14, 2016

Dorothy Irene (Baty) Martin of Albion, MI passed away August 14, 2016 at Bronson At Home Hospice Residence surrounded by her family. Dorothy was the daughter of Harry and Edna (Holmes) Baty. She was born on July 12, 1930 in Marengo, MI. She wed Raymond Martin of Devereaux, MI on December 3, 1950. Together they were anticipating the celebration of their 66 wedding anniversary. She and her...
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Leamon Saylor

July 2, 1927 - August 8, 2016

Leamon Saylor Jr., age 89 of Albion passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at his home under the care of Oakland Hospice and his loving family. He was born July 2, 1927 to Leamon and Flora (Davis) Saylor in Shields, Kentucky. He served in the United States Army. Lemon then came to Albion in 1955 to work at Corning Glass until they closed the factory. He also was a Pentecostal Minister for many...
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Kathleen Ann Smith

March 27, 1941 - August 8, 2016

Kathleen Ann Smith was taken by God's merciful hand on August 8, 2016. Kathleen was born March 27, 1941 to James and Annie Mae (Hughes) Smith in Albion, Michigan. Kathleen died at the age of 75.Kathleen was also known as Kathy. Kathy attended Westward School and Washington Gardner High School until 1958 when she graduated. Kathy's first job was at Sheldon Memorial Hospital in Albion. She...
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Catherine Curtis

May 10, 1927 - August 4, 2016

Catherine Curtis of Toronto, Ontario passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at North York General Hospital with her son by her side. She was born May 10, 1927 to J.T. and Idella Williams in Winter Garden, Florida. Catherine was the second of three sisters; Corine (Deceased) and Emma Mae of New York.Though Catherine was born during the depression in the "Jim Crow" south, she was blessed during her...
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Thomas Lloyd Kalenchick

September 10, 1959 - August 3, 2016

Thomas L. Kalenchick, 56, of Southgate, formerly of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. He was born September 10, 1959 in Albion, Michigan to Tom and Norma (Lloyd) Kalenchick. On September 6, 1980 he married Laurel Morris. He was employed at Cadon Plating Company in Wyandotte, Michigan since 1991. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, gardening, was...
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Ralph Everett Locke

February 14, 1955 - July 29, 2016

Ralph Everett Locke, Jr., age 61 passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor under the loving care of his family and the supportive staff at the hospital. He was born February 14, 1955 in Albion the son of Ralph Everett and Dorothy (Sebastian) Locke, Sr. and they precede him in death. Ralph is also preceded in death by 2 brothers, David and Gary Locke....
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Lowell Gerard Raynes

March 10, 1936 - July 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Steven Rollie Frederick

June 20, 1949 - July 18, 2016

Steven Rollie Frederick was taken by God's merciful hand, peacefully in his sleep, on July 18th 2016 surrounded by his loving family.Steven was born on June 20, 1949 to Lester and Margaret. He was a graduate of Homer High School and went on to work for the Eaton Corporation in Marshall, MI for 39 years before retiring. Upon retirement, Steven worked as a semi- truck operator and finally as a...
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Aurelia Lois Purucker

January 19, 1925 - July 13, 2016

Aurelia L. Purucker, age 91 of Battle Creek passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. She was born January 19, 1925 to Harry and Myrna (Heckman) Wallace in Albion, Michigan. She married Harry Mathias Purucker who survives. Aurelia always put her family first. The majority of her time was spent on loving, supporting and nurturing her family. She had a fond...
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Michael Jacob Cleory Miller

September 8, 1981 - July 10, 2016

Michael Jacob Cleory Miller of Albion MichiganWas in a fatal accident on Sunday morning July 10th, 2016 and passed away at the scene do to his injuries and was believed to be a case of falling asleep at the wheel. Michael was a 1999 graduate of the late Albion Senior High School and after graduation he attended ITT Tech, after leaving ITT he worked for his father at Mid-State Air till the closing...
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Clyde Robert Gibbs

September 6, 1947 - July 9, 2016

Clyde R. Gibbs "Butch" passed away on July 9, 2016 at the age of 68 in Jackson under the loving care of his family and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice. He was born September 6, 1947 in Albion and lived in Albion all his life. Butch served our country in the U.S. Army from 1966 - 1968 and worked as a cement truck driver for Shafer Redi-Mix until he retired. He also loved farming and milking his...
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John Paul Soltis

July 9, 1926 - July 4, 2016

John Paul Soltis, age 89 of Albion passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Medilodge of Marshall, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 9, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut to Jacob and Sophie (Gurovie) Soltis. He married the love on his life, Eleanor Post on June 22, 1949. To this union, three children were born.John served our country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed Polka music,...
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James W. Osmun

June 17, 1936 - July 4, 2016

James Warren Osmun of Lansing, Michigan, formerly of Albion, MichiganJames Warren Osmun, born June 17, 1936 in Albion, MI to Albert and Donna Osmun. He was born 4th of 5 children. He always said he had to wear his 4 sister's hand-me-downs. Jim loved his family dearly-On July 4, 2016, God look around his garden and found an empty space; He looked down upon earth and saw a tired face. He put his...
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Dale Raymond Winnie

November 26, 1968 - June 29, 2016

DALE RAYMOND WINNIE SR., 47, of Albion passed away unexpectantly at his home on Prairie Lake, Albion on June 29, 2016.Dale is survived by his son, Dale Winnie Jr, of Albion, his mother Judy (Allen) Henson of Albion, sisters Laura (Tim) Leightner of Albion and Jennifer(William) Walls of Seminole, FL, grandmother Carol Austin of Warren, MI, Also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and lots of...
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Daniel Weddington

June 13, 1971 - June 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Daniel Weddington

June 13, 1971 - June 26, 2016

Daniel W. Weddington, age 45 of Hillsdale formerly of Albion passed away June 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 13, 1971 to Daniel Ray and Susan (Jones) Weddington in Albion, Michigan. He married Shelly Patton who survives.Daniel enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, avid deer hunter and avid sports fan (all Detroit Team's).Prior to his disability,...
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Della L. Winter

May 25, 1948 - June 25, 2016

Mrs. Della Louise Winter, a life time resident of Albion, Michigan, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 25, 2016, at the age of 68.Della was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Jean Wright; a son Roger L. Winter, Jr "Hurk"; four brothers, Edward Wright, Willard Wright, Phillip Wright and James Wright. Della is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Roger Winter, Sr.;...
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Brian Scott Rickman

June 7, 1961 - June 25, 2016

Brian Scott Rickman, age 55 of Albion passed away peacefully on June 25, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle of colon cancer. Brian is survived by his mother Noraine Stevens and step-father Robert E. Stevens of Warsaw, IN, brothers Anthony Vaughn Lynch of New Paris, IN and Daniel Craig Lynch of Pierceton, IN; and a host of other relatives and friends.According to his wishes, Cremation has...
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Myrtle LLoyd

November 11, 1927 - June 20, 2016

Myrtle Lloyd age 88 of Albion and Springport area passed away at home on Monday, June 20, 2016under the care of her family and Great Lakes Hospice. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia. She was born in Kentucky on November 11, 1927 to Harmon and Ida (Adams) Robinson. She married her husband William F. Lloyd in September 1947 and moved on the family farm. She was a hard...
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Lloyd Milton Spencer

December 12, 1941 - June 18, 2016

Lloyd Milton Spencer, Jr. age 74 of Albion passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home under the loving care of his family and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice. He was born in Springport on December 12, 1941 the son of Lloyd Milton and Thelma Elaine (Davis) Spencer, Sr and they precede him in death. He married Barbara Lou Brooks on August 25, 1962 in Albion and she survives. Also surviving are 3...
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Frances Miriam Basha

November 9, 1920 - June 16, 2016

Frances M. Basha, age 95 of Clarksville formerly Battle Creek and Albion passed away peacefully in the home of her daughter Becky on June 16, 2016. She graduated from Battle Creek Central in 1939 and Battle Creek Community Hospital School of Nursing in 1942.She then joined the Army with three friends from nursing school. She achieved the rank of Second Lt., and was stationed in Sioux Falls,...
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Walter Edward Habern

August 9, 1940 - June 9, 2016

Walter Edward Habern Sr., of Albion, was born on August 9, 1940 in Tram, Kentucky went home to join his motherElizabeth Atkins and his father Lepport Atkins on June 9, 2016.He is survived by his wife, Gladys Habern and his two sons, Walter E. Habern Jr. (Jolina) of Brooklyn and Lamar P. Habern of Belleville. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Damara Habern, Devonta Habern, Allisa Meyer...
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Esther Irene Gross

April 8, 1923 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Linda Jo Case

October 11, 1944 - June 7, 2016

Linda Jo Case age 71 of Albion passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at her home. She was born October 11, 1944 in Marshall the daughter of Joseph and Phoebe Cole. She married Buel Case on October 27, 1972 in Albion and he survives. Linda loved to work; she was employed by Irvin's Hardware and Auto in Homer. She was also a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved flowers, a pretty lawn,...
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Etola Hope Marie Sacharski

April 6, 1918 - June 5, 2016

Etola Hope Marie Sacharski of Albion, MichiganAge 98 passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Battle Creek. She was born April 6, 1918 in Split Rock, WI the daughter of John and Genevieve (Breed) Lacy. She married Jerome Sacharski on August 2, 1941 and he preceded her in death in 2009.She was also preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Etola worked for Corning Glass in Albion...
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Mary Hope Blair

January 23, 1950 - June 2, 2016

Mary Hope Blair, age 66 of Parma passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016. She was born January 23, 1950 to Orrin and Frances Mae (Winters) Keeling in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On February 18, 1995 she marriedTerry Blair who survives.Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was known to all as the kindest, most giving and generous person you could ever know. Mary was an avid reader and was...
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Ka'Lise Bernice Cook

July 14, 2009 - June 1, 2016

Ka'Lise Bernice Cook, age 6 of Albion passed away June 1, 2016 with her family by her side.She was born July 14, 2009 to Kenneth and Nicole (Maxwell) Cook in Albion, Michigan.Ka'Lise enjoyed listening to music, being around family and looking at different colors. She loved hearing the sound of trains, school and playing dress-up with her mom and sister. Ka'Lise was a daddy's girl and really...
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Wanda Jeanne Taylor

May 2, 1953 - June 1, 2016

Wanda Jeanne (Washington) Taylor began her life to eternity on May 2, 1953 and arrived to her destination on June 1, 2016. She was born to the union of Eddie Washington and Helen (Coleman) Washington. Wanda attended Albion Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1972. During this time she met the love of her life Vern Taylor who is fondly known as Chi Chi. They married on April 21, 1972...
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Larry Franklin Moss

May 19, 1934 - May 31, 2016

Larry Franklin Moss, age 82 of Springport passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Henry Ford AllegianceHealth in Jackson, Michigan. He was born May 19, 1934 to Charles Franklin and Vivian (Stonesifer ) Moss in Albion,Michigan. Larry spent most of his life in the Springport area. He was a kind, loving and generous man who always made his family his top priority. He was proud of his farming life,...
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Harry Reuben Fox

February 8, 1920 - May 26, 2016

Harry Reuben Fox, Jr. age 96 passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Marshall. He was born February 8, 1920 in Toledo, Ohio the son of Harry and Georgia (Haas) Fox, Sr. Harry served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Margie Watson on October 13, 1944 in Marshall and she preceded him in death on February 10, 2011 after 66 years of marriage. In addition to his...
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Maralyn Ruth Schermer

August 8, 1925 - May 25, 2016

Arrangements Maralyn Schermer Maralyn (Toby) R. Schermer 90 0f Concord, Mi. died May 25th, 2016 at Maplewood of Marshall.Maralyn was born August 8, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Mi. to Theodore and Laura (VanderVelden) Baker. She moved to Holland Mi. with her family and graduated from Holland High School in 1945. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated from the Harrington College of...
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Helen Louise Myers

October 29, 1929 - May 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Gordon Ray Martin

September 4, 1917 - May 20, 2016

Gordon Ray Martin was born September 4th. 1917, in Athens Township, son of George A. and Annette (Hosmer) Martin. He attended Athens area schools, graduating in 1936 from Athens High School. He worked in Battle Creek for U.S. Register, American Stamping and Eaton Mfg. Co. On April 11, 1941 he was inducted into the United States Army and was discharged Dec. 23, 1945 serving 4 years and 9 months He...
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James Lee Harvey

December 13, 1940 - May 19, 2016

James Lee "Jim" Harvey, age 75 of Albion passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was born December13, 1940 to Harold James and Sarah Elizabeth (Harrah) Harvey in Raleigh, West Virginia. Jim was a hardworking, Happy-Go-Lucky man who worked his entire life. He loved playing the guitar,Hunting and fishing. Jim was also known as a Great mechanic & handy-man in addition to enjoying his garden...
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Harry Erwin Arquette

September 21, 1920 - May 18, 2016

Albion Area builder, WW II Veteran, who was an avid hunter, traveler and lifelong Lutheran, passed away at age 95. Harry Erwin Arquette of Albion went to his eternal rest on May 18, 2016 at his home for the past 3 ½ years, Maplewood of Marshall with family at his side. He was born September 21, 1920 in Loyal, Wisconsin. Harry was a very proud veteran serving his country he started with...
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Ralph Bernard Piepkow

February 11, 1930 - May 11, 2016

Ralph Bernard Piepkow Sr., age 86 of Springport Michigan died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Jackson County Medical Care Facility. Ralph was born February 11, 1930 in Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan, to Gustave and Minnie (Hammond) Piepkow. He was the youngest of eight siblings and the last of them to leave us. Ralph was a lifelong resident of Springport and graduated from...
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Rozalia Kniburys

October 5, 1923 - May 10, 2016

Rozalia Kniburys, age 92 of Albion passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Henry Ford AllegianceHealth in Jackson, Michigan with her son, daughter and daughter-in-law at her side.Rozalia was born October 5, 1923, in Rzyki, Poland, the daughter of Feliks and Zofia (Kroliczek) Gorny. She married Vytautas "Vito" Kniburys on March 9, 1946.She came to the United States on May 22, 1951, from Germany with...
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William Martin Wellington

April 30, 1925 - May 10, 2016

William Martin Chellew Wellington (Marty) passed away at Evergreen Manor in Springfield, Michigan on May 10, 2016. He was born on April 30, 1925 in Albion, Michigan to Richard and Flossie(Chellew) Wellington. Marty lived his entire life in Albion and graduated from Washington Gardner High School in1945, with his mother accepting his diploma as Marty enlisted in the Army Air Corps to fightin...
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Melinda Macedo

February 19, 1965 - May 5, 2016

Melinda (Solis) Macedo, age 51 of Battle Creek went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Bronson at Home Hospice under the loving care of her family. She was born February 19, 1965 in Albion the daughter of Eusebio and Julia (Rivera) Solis. Melinda is preceded in death by her mother, Julia and her grandparents, Rita and Esteban Rivera.Melinda worked at Sam's Club for over 17 years and...
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David Ralph Locke

December 29, 1946 - May 5, 2016

David Ralph Locke, age 69 of Albion passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Bronson Battle Creekin Battle Creek, MI. He was born December 29, 1946 to Ralph Everett and Dorothy May (Sebastian) Locke Sr. in Albion, Michigan. On Novemer 29, 1969 he married Carol Ann Arquette who survives.David was a Police Officer with the Jackson City Police Department. David has worked in Law Enforcement from 1970...
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Margaret M. Neil

May 26, 1921 - May 5, 2016

Margaret M. Neil "Peg" age 94 of Albion passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living. Peg was born May 26, 1921 in Washington D.C. the only child of Harry and Francis (Roberts) Maxwell.She spent her youth in many places in the U.S. due to her father's commitment to our country in the U.S. Army. Peg married Franklin Morse Neil on September 19, 1943 in Atlanta Georgia as he was...
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Esther Lucille Koch

March 8, 1931 - May 4, 2016

Esther Lucille Koch, age 85 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Jackson, Michigan. She was born March 8, 1931 to Orrin Levi and Jessie (Chapman) Mason in Lansing, Michigan.Esther was a homemaker her entire life and spent most of her life in the Homer Michigan area. She was a very caring, generous, and loving person who tried to help all those she could. Esther loved to read her...
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Edward Fishman

May 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Donna Berg

May 31, 1921 - April 29, 2016

Donna M. Berg, age 94 of Clearwater, Florida formerly of Albion, Michigan passed awayFriday, April 29, 2016 at Sunset Point Rehab, Clearwater, FL. She was born May 31, 1921to Clair and Bernice (Wales) Lockhart in Tekonsha, Michigan.Donna is survived by:Sons- Max Shimer Charles ShimerSignificant Other- Jerry ScherfA Graveside Service will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00AM at the...
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Bernita Bernita Cole

May 21, 1925 - April 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Thelma Evelyn Horrell

May 10, 1926 - April 28, 2016

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Larry Dee Gallup

June 25, 1941 - April 26, 2016

Larry D. Gallup, age 74 of Albion passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Borgess MedicalCenter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born June 25, 1941 to Charles and June Gallup in Tekonsha, Michigan. Larry lived in the Albion area most of his life. He enjoyed fishing and others and always took his best friend Bear along for luck. He also liked to volunteer at area churches and in the City of...
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Irene Zuraviell

May 29, 1931 - April 25, 2016

Irene Zuraviell, age 84 of Albion passed away April 25, 2016 under the care of her family. She wasBorn May 29, 1931 to Mafodi and Helen (Crduheenko) Zuraviell in Dearborn, Michigan. Irene worked for Guardian Fiberglass in Albion prior to her retirement. Irene was a verygenerous and sweet person who would help anyone in need. Her daughter Michelle always told her that she was "an Angel on Earth...
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Lillian H. Nearnberg

May 25, 1930 - April 24, 2016

On April 24, 2016 Lillian H. Nearnberg, age 85 of Albion, surrounded by her family, passed from our arms to the arms of God and her loving husband Carl. She was born in Jackson, Michigan onMay 25, 1930. She spent the first 21 years of her life attending school and working in Jackson.Lillian also enjoyed attending numerous dance halls where she met the love of her life. On October 6, 1951 she...
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Dorothy May Locke

May 30, 1919 - April 17, 2016

Dorothy M. Locke, age 96 of Albion passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Golden Days AFC inCharlotte, Michigan. She was born May 30, 1919 to Charles and Hattie (Nicholis) Sebastian in Springport, Michigan. On February 9, 1945 she married Ralph Locke Sr. who preceded her on December 14, 2004.Dorothy spent most of her life in Albion. She was a wonderful baker and a great cook. Dorothyloved going...
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Barbara Ann Miller

March 3, 1953 - April 12, 2016

Barbara Ann Miller, age 63 of Concord formerly of Albion passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016at Magnum Health in Adrian, Michigan. She was born March 3, 1953 to Claire Watson and Helen M. (Heisler) Torrey in Ypsilanti, Michigan. On August 25, 1973 she married Howard Miller inAlbion, Michigan.Barb lived most of her life in Albion, she was a licensed cosmetologist, being a hairstylist for 43 years...
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Delmer E. Blumenstock

February 17, 1943 - April 11, 2016

Delmer E. Blumenstock, affectionately known as "Mr. B.," "Delmo," and "Delmie," went to heaven to be with his parents, John H. Blumenstock (AKA "Big John") and the former, Mildred G. Kroul (AKA "Queenie") originally of Homer, Michigan. Delmer was predeceased by many of his beloved animals including Rachel (a German Shephard), Johnny (a Siberian Husky), and Emma (the cat). Over a year ago, Emma #2...
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Gladys Lee Ridley

January 30, 1922 - April 10, 2016

Gladys Lee Ridley, age 94 of Albion passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home. She was born in Albion on January 30, 1922 the daughter of William and Mary (Elder) Barting. She married Marion A. Ridley on August 25, 1940 and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1994.Gladys was a graduate of Washington Gardner High School and was a devoted wife, mother andhomemaker. She was a lifetime...
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James Nicholas Young

August 8, 1925 - April 9, 2016

James N. Young, former mayor of Albion, business man, and high school math teacher diedSaturday, April 9, 2016 at Allegiance Hospice in Jackson, Michigan. Mr. Young was born in Albion, Michigan, August 8, 1925 to James and Anna (Radtke) Young. He was preceded in Death by brothers Benjamin, Richard, Charles (Bob), and sisters Elsie Watson, Dorothy Hageman, Caroline Stumpf, Evelyn Hartung, and...
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George Eugene Lackey

November 3, 1928 - April 6, 2016

George Eugene Lackey age 87 of Albion, MI passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo under the loving care of his family. He was born November 3, 1928 in Tram, KY the son of James and Constance (Layne) Lackey. George served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Myrtle Lee Hamilton on August 6, 1955 in Tram, KY and she preceded him in death on...
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Evelyn Yvonne Tansil

July 12, 1962 - April 6, 2016

Evelyn Yvonne Tansil was born July 7, 1962 in Albion, Michigan, the daughter ofWilliam and Almetra Wilford where both preceded her in death. She attended Albion Public Schools. Before retiring she worked in the Medical profession for 20 years at Ingham Medical Facility in Lansing, Michigan, where she was loved and well respected by many of her co-workers. She enjoyed interior decorating and...
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Donald L. Ward

February 15, 1937 - April 5, 2016

Donald Leon Ward, age 79 of Concord, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Eaton Community Palliative Care under the loving care of hospice and his family. He was born February 15, 1937 in Parma, the son of Donald Alva and Emma Elanor (Wilbur) Ward. Don was a 1955 graduate of Albion High School and served our country in the National Guard. He married Beverly Schmidt on April 1, 1956 at their...
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Robert Allen Nash

March 4, 1932 - April 4, 2016

Robert "Bob" A. Nash, age 84 of Albion passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at Medilodge of Marshall, Michigan with his family by his side. He was born March 4, 1932 to William and Elizabeth (Schwandt) Nash in Albion. Bob was a 1950 graduate of Washington Gardner High School and was a lifetime resident of Albion. He served our country honorably with the Army National Guard from 1951 thru 1959. On...
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Ronny Junior Zirkle

February 24, 1979 - April 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Marcelene Cleo Van Schoick

September 15, 1924 - April 3, 2016

Marcelene Cleo Van Schoick, age 91 of Albion passed away Sunday April 3, 2016 at Oaklawn Hospital with her family at her side. She was born September 15, 1924 in Albion the daughter of Gus and Cleo (Cameron) Bohm. She married Wayne Van Schoick on August 10, 1946 in Angola, Indiana and he survives. She is also survived by a son, Wayne "Chip" Van Schoick, Jr. Marcelene was preceded in death by her...
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Odie Clark

January 16, 1924 - April 1, 2016

Odie Clark was born January 16, 1924 in Fayetteville, Tennessee to William O. Clark and Ollie Mae (Stone) Clark. He was the oldest of six children. He departed this life on April 1, 2016at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. He attended school in Fayetteville, TN. He married the late Sammie Bone and to this union five children were born. He took his family to Chicago, Illinois for a...
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Dalmer Edwin Murphy

August 9, 1938 - March 26, 2016

Dalmar Edwin Murphy, age 77 of Albion passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Eaton CommunityPallative Care in Charlotte, Michigan. According to his wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be no services.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224
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Mabel Vest Otto

May 13, 1930 - March 23, 2016

Mabel Vest Otto, age 85 of Homer formerly of Albion passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 atMarshall Nursing and Rehab in Marshall, Michigan. She was born May 13, 1930 to Roy and Minda (Owens) Chapman in Kentucky. She was married to James H. Vest who preceded her in death October 7, 1977, she then married Hermes J. Otto who also preceded her in death July 14, 2011.Mabel retired as a baker from...
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Mary Lou Mitchell

February 2, 1937 - March 22, 2016

Mary Lou Mitchell, age 79 of Albion, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at her home under the loving care of her family. She was born February 2, 1937 in Pineapple, Alabama to Sam Stallworth and Eula Henderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam, Eula and Annie Mae Stallworth, 2 sisters: Bernice and Georgia and a brother, Sam. Mary Lou was a true Matriarch of her...
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Steven Herbert Bormann

September 18, 1946 - March 19, 2016

Steven Herbert Bormann was born September 18, 1946, in Albion, Michigan, to his loving parentsHerbert and Gladys (Corson) Bormann. On March 19, 2016 he went to be with his Savior while atEaton Community Palliative Care, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded indeath by his parents and his brother, Douglas Bormann.Never married, Steve is survived by his sister-in-law Martha ...
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Mitchell Kulinich

November 20, 1930 - March 17, 2016

Mitchell Kulinich of Albion passed away quietly in his sleep on his beloved farm on Thursday, March 17, 2916. He was born November 20, 1930 to Anthony and Helena (Zaremba) Kulinich, He was an employee of the Malleable foundry, he also kept bar at Tomchak's Tavern, and wasan avid farmer, and an outspoken Democratic politician.Mitchell is survived by his son, Dennis; two grandchildren,Heather and...
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Jack Robert Van Dyke

January 4, 1921 - March 16, 2016

Jack Robert VanDyke, 95, of Traverse City, originally from Albion, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions Rehab Center. He was born January 4, 1921 in Coldwater, Michigan to Peter and Jennie (Fisher) VanDyke. Jack served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was married to Louetta Mock and moved to Albion in 1946 where he began his lifelong career at...
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Pauline Maxwell

September 18, 1945 - March 12, 2016

Pauline Maxwell, 70, was born in Talladega, Ala. On September 18, 1945 to Edward Bill and Mary Ann Atchison. She passed away on March 12, 2016 following a short illness.She married Palmer Maxwell in 1965. She was employed at Talladega Boarding House in Talladega, Ala. for several years before moving to Michigan with her children. She loved listening to the Blues, dancing, playing cards and...
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Mary T. Dunes

February 22, 1922 - February 29, 2016

Mary T. Dunes age 94 of Coldwater, formerly of Albion passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Laurels of Coldwater. She was born February 22, 1922 in Albion the daughter of Carmin and Carmela (Vietri) deNicola. She married Wesley T. Dunes on September 9, 1950 in Wichita Falls, Texas and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2011. Mary attended Hanover High School and worked several locations...
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Sidney Lou Hicks

May 15, 1929 - February 22, 2016

Sidney Lou (Straughn) Hicks, age 86 passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. Sidney was born May 15, 1929 in Kentucky and in later yearsshe moved to Michigan. Sidney married Richard Forrest Hicks and was blessed with 4 children.She worked many many years at Oaklawn Hospital as a Nurse's Aide where she also madeEmployee of the Year, she later retired from...
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Earlin A. Coburn

February 3, 1944 - February 20, 2016

Earlin Coburn, age 72 of Arizona City, Arizona formerly of Homer, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born February 3, 1944 to Amos and Rebecca Emily (Puckett) Coburn in Tiptop, Kentucky. He married Kathleen Ann Herrick on June 27, 1964 in Homer, Michigan who survives.Earlin was a very family oriented man who was generous to a fault. ...
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Venetta Zorine Simmons

October 21, 1938 - February 17, 2016

Venetta Zorine Simmons, age 77, of Springfield, MI (formerly of Albion, MI) went Home with the Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. She was born on October 21, 1938 in Tallahassee, Florida. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. George and Viola Russ. She was the third born daughter of 10 siblings: Pansy, Nathanel, Viola, Hezekiah, Lillian, Jeanette, Annette, Pharon and Olevity. Venetta was born and...
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Edward James Helm

July 20, 1946 - February 17, 2016

Edward James Helm, age 69 of Battle Creek, MI passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 surrounded by the love of his family and the staff at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo,MI. Ed was born July 20, 1946 in Pontiac, MI the son of Kenneth and Noriene (Lidster)Helm. Ed served our country in the U.S. Air Force and worked 41 years for State Farm Insurance as a data processor. He married Sara...
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Martha Matilda Prescott

March 11, 1929 - February 13, 2016

Martha Matilda Prescott, age 86 of Albion, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at her home under the loving care of her family and Reverence Home Health & Hospice. Martha was born March 11, 1929 in Albion the daughter of Archibald and Marian (Spencer) Mills. She married Kenneth Prescott on October 2, 1948 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her...
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Constance Louise Tuthill

January 11, 1928 - February 13, 2016

Constance Louise "Connie" Tuthill, age 88 of Albion passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Allegiance Hospice House in Jackson. She was born January 11, 1928 in Albion, the daughter of Don and Thelma (Kimmel) Barlond. Connie attended Albion College and graduated from Michigan State University. She is preceded in death by her parents, by her first husband, James Hicky, son James Tuthill and...
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Liddie Ann Nelson

May 19, 1959 - February 11, 2016

Liddie Ann Nelson age 56 of Marshall passed away suddenly at her home on Thursday, February 11, 2016. She was born May 19, 1959 in Martin, Kentucky the daughter of Orban and Mae (Conn) Mann. She married James Nelson on February 21, 1976 in Albion and he survives. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Henry Mann.Liddie was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother who...
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Andre Lamont Armstrong

December 7, 1964 - February 9, 2016

Andre Lamont Armstrong, age 51 of Albion was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Bronson Hospital in Battle Creek. He was born December 7, 1964 in Albion, Michigan the son of Matthew Marshall Smiley and Edwina (Armstrong) Jordan. Andre served our country in the U.S. Army. He attended Albion & Kalamazoo public Schools and graduated from Parchment High School.Andre...
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Maxine Peace

August 31, 1918 - February 6, 2016

Peace, E. Maxine, 97, formerly of Albion, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Margaret's Meadows, Remus, Michigan. E. Maxine Church was born August 31, 1918 in Clarendon Township, Michigan the youngest of four children to Frank B. Church and Nellie B. (Arey) Church. Her parents, aunt and uncle (Myrtle) Marie and (John) Jack Devring and her siblings (Oliver) Kenneth Church, Kathryn Church...
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Samuel Stanley Higginbottom

June 19, 1922 - February 5, 2016

Samuel S. Higginbottom "Higgy" age 93 of Albion passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at his home under the loving care of his family and Allegiance Hospice. He was born June 19, 1922 in New Bedford, MA the son of Samuel and Mabel (Anderson) Higginbottom Sr. He married Phyllis Haskins in 1945 and she preceded him in death August 11, 2011.He served our country in the US Navy as a Navy Chief and...
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George William Shaw

September 2, 1924 - February 4, 2016

George William Shaw, age 91 passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016. He was born September 2, 1924 in Charlevoix, MI the son of Albert and Rachel (Schooley) Shaw.George served our country in the US Army Air Forces during WWII and worked for the City of Albion as a mechanic and truck driver. George enjoyed rebuilding old Farmall Tractors and restoring old pick-ups.George is preceded in death by his...
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Troy Dean Patton

July 13, 1987 - February 2, 2016

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Troy Dean Patton

July 13, 1987 - February 2, 2016

Troy Dean Patton, age 28 of Homer passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 13, 1987 in Albion, the son of Silas and Christine (Huff) Patton. His father preceded him in death on July 3, 2011. Troy was a graduate of Homer High School and enjoyed collecting hats, fishing and hunting, especially for deer and turkey.Troy is survived by his mother Christine Patton, sister,...
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Pauline B. Hannon

January 24, 1919 - February 1, 2016

Pauline B. Hannon, age 97 of Kalamazoo and Florida passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 atThe Spring's at the Fountains in Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to her wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial Services held at a later date.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224.
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Albert Lee Alexander

April 29, 1953 - January 21, 2016

Albert Lee Alexander was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Halifax Health overseeing the human resources functions and processes for the health system. Mr. Alexander joined Halifax Health in 1996, serving as assistant administrator of human resources. He relocated to Halifax Health with his wife, Janice Dickerson-Alexander and four children, Albert Jr, Cortney, Anisha and Michael. He will...
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Eleanor Marie Elmer

October 14, 1926 - January 20, 2016

Eleanor Marie Elmer, age 89, joined her husband in heaven on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born October 14, 1926 in Albion the daughter of Clarence and Alice (Phelps) Nolan and they precede her in death. Eleanor married Gilbert Elmer on February 14, 1948 at Albion Methodist Church and he preceded her in death after 67 years of marriage on Friday,...
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Harlen Wireman

November 28, 1927 - January 18, 2016

Harlen Wireman, age 88 of Homer passed away at his home on Monday, January 18, 2016. He was born November 28, 1927 in Magoffin County, KY the son of Kennie and Myrtle (Allen) Wireman. He married Dorothy Walters on May 16, 1947. He later married Marjorie Haskell on March 2, 1960 at their home in Homer and she preceded him in death in 1999. Harlen is also preceded in death by sons: Gerald O'Dell,...
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Rosella I. Wilcox

January 26, 1925 - January 18, 2016

Rosella Irene Wilcox age 90 passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte under the loving care of her family and hospice. She was born January 26, 1925 in Dimondale, MI the daughter of Martin and Nova (Crisher) Weldon. She married Louis Griffin in November 1944 and from that union were born 2 children who survive: Myrna (Dan) Weller and Wayne (Patricia)...
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Makenzie Louise Smeltzer

January 17, 2016 - January 17, 2016

Makenzie Louise Smeltzer of Albion was born into heaven January 17, 2016 at the University of Michigan Health System of Ann Arbor. She is the infant daughter of Caitlyn Osborn and Justin Smeltzer.Her family will honor her life with a service on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Riverside Baptist Church, 25255 M-60 East, Homer, MI with Pastor Jimmy Collins officiating. She will be laid to...
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Harold George Collmenter

December 4, 1933 - January 16, 2016

Harold George Collmenter age 82 of Homer passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Battle Creek. He was born December 4, 1933 in Albion the son of George and Blanche (Ridgeway) Collmenter. He married Olga Egnatuk on June 23, 1956 and she preceded him in death on November 7, 2006. Harold was also preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Daniel O'Dell and brother-in-law, Keith Schlottman...
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Fred D. Wright

September 17, 1926 - January 15, 2016

Fred Daniel Wright, age 89 of Albion, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.He was born September 17, 1926 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Albert and Hattie (Cook) Wright. He married Dorothy Paulding who preceded him in death.Fred lived his entire life in Albion. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church as well as the Albion Goodwill Choir. He enjoyed fishing, was a great supportive uncle to his...
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Gilbert Howard Elmer

March 21, 1925 - January 15, 2016

Gilbert H. Elmer age 90, passed away Friday January 15, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Battle Creek. He was born March 21, 1925 in Jackson the son of Howard W. and Irene M. (Winchell) Elmer and they precede him in death. Gilbert served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII and worked as an Arc Welder for Union Steel Products. He married Eleanor Nolan on February 14, 1948 in Albion and...
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Lelah Pearl Short

March 30, 1937 - January 14, 2016

Lelah Pearl Short, age 78 of Albion passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born March 30, 1937 in Albion the daughter of Harold and Velma (Rossetter) Root. She married Clark Keith Short on June 2, 1956 and he preceded her in death on January 20, 1996. Lelah was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold Jr., Wayne and Robert Root. Lelah was a graduate...
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Shirley Jean Stone

January 18, 1921 - January 13, 2016

Shirley Jean Stone, 94, formerly of Albion, died peacefully on January 13, at New Life Assisted Living in Haslett, Michigan. Shirley was born in 1921 in Albion, the daughter of William and Lela (Bonnell) Olsson and, until her last weeks, had spent her entire life in the Albion area.Shirley graduated from Albion High School in 1938 and attended Western Michigan University. In 1942 she married...
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Yale Edward Vaughn

December 14, 1921 - January 7, 2016

Yale E. Vaughn, age 94 of Albion passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was bornDecember 14, 1921 to Russell and Vivian (Peck) Vaughn in Billings. Montana.According to his wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial held at a later date.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224
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