LeRoy R. Sedore
LeRoy R. Sedore, age 80, of Charlotte, Mich. passed way December 17, 2020. Born February 12, 1940 at home in Grand Ledge, Mich. to Harold Ezra and Dorothy May Sedore. LeRoy married Bonita (Bonny) McClure in 1961, preceded him death. They were married for 58 years, together being life residents of Charlotte, they raised three children, Harold, Christel, and Susan.
LeRoy was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He worked at Lyndell Drop Forge for 26 years until their closing in 1989; was the owner and operator of Sedore’s Body Shop from 1981 to 1986, and worked at Spartan Motors until his retirement in 2006. LeRoy loved to spend time with his family, also being the #1 fan at their sporting events, which he did not miss a one.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his wife Bonny, daughter Christel, brother Shirley Sedore, brothers-in-law Thomas Clay and Charles Wells, and his parents.
Surviving include son, Harold (Robin) Sedore; daughter Susan (Rick DeWolfe) Sedore; grandsons, Casey (Lupita) Sedore, Cody Sedore; granddaughters, Nicole Adams and Kayla Wright; and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Leslie (Janice) Sedore, Michael (Mary) Sedore; sisters, Janet Clay and Jeanie Michaels.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Cemetery, M-43, Mulliken, MI. The family has entrusted arrangements to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences may be shared at petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
Pamela M. Treat
Pamela “Pam” May Treat, 66, of Bellevue, Mich. passed away on April 29, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Pam was born on June 11, 1954 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Melvin “Bill” and Charlotte (Love) Swartz.
She was a 1972 graduate of Bellevue High School.
Pam spent most of her time working in the medical field. She worked at Fruin Pharmacy, DayOne Family Health Care, Bellevue Medical, Marshall Medical, retiring from the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2020 as an Advanced Medical Staff Assistant.
Pam’s family was her everything. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Treat on August 25, 1972. They were married for 48 years. As they raised their boys, she loved spending time with them snowmobiling at the cabin, camping and being their biggest cheerleader at sporting events. She spent much of the last several years attending her grandchildren’s, great-nieces’ and great-nephews’ sporting events and other extracurricular activities. Being a kind and outgoing person, you could more than likely find her visiting with friends and family or spending time with Jim at their cottage, taking boat rides or out for a ride in their Mustang. While Pam didn’t spend much time at home as she was always on the go, when she did, she found special joy in baking with her mom or sitting down with a good book.
Pam is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Treat; her mother, Charlotte Swartz; her children, Chad (Jami) Treat of Bellevue, Mich. and Jeff (Natalie) Treat of Olivet, Mich.; her grandchildren, Gabrielle Higgins of Olivet, Mich., Jordyn Treat of Bellevue, Mich., Madelyn Treat of Olivet, Mich. and Carter Treat of Bellevue, Mich.; her siblings, Denny (Joyce) Swartz of Bellevue, Mich., Margie Coy of Bellevue, Mich. and her twin- sister Pat (Mary Goheen) Dowding of Battle Creek, Mich.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services for Pam were held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy. 27 N., Marshall, Michigan with Pastor Jim Codde officiating. Interment took place at Bellevue Riverside Cemetery in Bellevue, Mich.
Memorial contributions are requested to Bellevue Good Samaritan.
Please visit kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guestbook or to leave the family condolences.
Raymond D. Winters
Raymond D. Winters, age 88, of Charlotte, died on April 18, 2021. He was a line worker for Fisher Body.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a memorial at 12 noon, at the South Cochran Church of God in Charlotte, Mich.
Teddy H. Whipple
Teddy “Ted” Harvey Whipple, age 89, of Charlotte, lost his battle with dementia and heart issues at his home on May 1, 2021. He was born in Mason, Mich. to Olive Whipple. He went on to graduate from DeWitt High School in 1952. Ted had varied work experiences throughout his life. They consisted of managing a horse-riding stable near Higgins Lake, working at the Ford garage in Grand Ledge and Charlotte, driving for Crandell Trucking where he became a broker and owner/operator, driving for Central Transport, Inspector and Assistant Show Manager for the Appaloosa Horse Association. He also traveled throughout the U.S. tattooing and identifying appaloosa horses and served as Director of the Michigan Appaloosa Horse Association for many years. Ted was well respected and enjoyed serving as a judge at many 4-H fairs across Michigan and bordering states. He enjoyed snowmobiling and was a charter member of the Charlotte Eagles Aerie 3552. Ted was a faithful Christian who accepted Christ as his Savior in March of 1968.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marsha (Howe) Whipple; sons: Clayton (Ruth) Whipple of Charlotte, Kevin (Joy) Whipple of Charlotte; daughter, Brenda Whipple of Illinois; stepson, Randy (Kim) Howe of LaSalle; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Margie Lotre of DeWitt, Peggy Longcor of Dansville; sister-in-law, Lori (Rick) Olson; and brother-in-law, Tom Howe; and many nieces and nephews.
Ted was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Olive and Victor Ward; and two brothers, Jerry Ward and Rex Ward.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Lyle Robinette officiating.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Ted’s honor to Hospice of Lansing.
To view Ted’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit Burkhead-Green-Kilgo.com.
Bruce T. Doig
Bruce Thomas Doig, age 59, of Nashville, passed away unexpectedly and entered into God’s eternal glory at his home on Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was born January 30, 1962, in Lansing, Mich. the son of Donald and Sarah (Bickler) Doig. Bruce graduated from Okemos High School with the class of 1980. On February 19, 2005, he married Kimberly Sue Atwood at Christ Lutheran Church in Monroe. Bruce adored his family and loved just being together with Kim and Aaron. He had a servant’s heart and could often be found working in his quiet way to see to it that others were always taken care of before himself. He was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church of Charlotte, where he often served in numerous different compacities. Bruce was a wonderful cook and his family always looked forward to his next culinary treat. He was an avid Coca Cola collector and enjoyed WWII history.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 16 years, Kim; son, Aaron; sisters: Drusilla Qualman of Worthington, Ohio., Melissa (Gary) Girty of Lakeside, Calif.; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. Jim Eggert officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Bruce’s honor to the First Lutheran Church 550 E. Shepherd St., Charlotte, MI 48813.
To view Bruce’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit Burkhead-Green-Kilgo.com.
Sharron Christine (Bruce) Medlock
Sherry, 75 of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Charlotte, Mich., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, at Ely Manor Nursing Home in Allegan, Mich. after a courageous fifteen-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Sherry was born September 11, 1945 in Henderson, Nev. to Kenneth and Patricia (Bouska) Bruce. Sherry grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1963. She attended Lansing Beauty School. She retired from Dr. David Fedewa, DDS, Dewitt, Mich.
Sherry will be remembered for her smile and always giving three kisses!
Sherry is proceeded in death by her parents, Kenneth & Patricia Bruce and her stepmother, Vera Bruce.
Sherry is survived by her husband Howard Medlock of Kalamazoo; brother Mike (Annette) Bruce of Charlotte; daughter Cara (Shane) Bailey of Springport; daughter Amy (Mark) McKibbin of Plainwell; son Josh (Lori) Batzloff of Kalamazoo; daughter Kate (Todd) Stanton of Potterville; son Steve (Sara) Medlock of Lansing; and cousin Patty (Ron) Norman of Potterville.
Sherry loved all of her grandchildren dearly, as they loved her. Corey (Autumn) Freeman of Eaton Rapids, Curtis (Erinn) Freeman of Eaton Rapids, Christine (John) Hackworth of Eaton Rapids, Elizabeth (Adam) Cripe of Dorr, Benjamen (Jade) Archer of Kentwood, Emily Batzloff, and Elijah Batzloff of Kalamazoo, as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Eaton Area Senior Center in Charlotte on Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m. A light luncheon will be served.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Eaton Area Senior Center Vera Bruce Scholarship Fund and to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
David Ammon, age 77, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior Friday, April 30, 2021. He was born October 9, 1943, in Battle Creek the son of Lawrence and Bertha (Southworth) Sederlund. Dave graduated from Charlotte High School with the Class of 1961. Soon after graduating, Dave honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. On February 1, 1969, he married the love of his life, Donna Lee Randell in Bellingham, Wash. Dave was a soft-spoken man who had a heart for others. He cherished his family and loved being together. He enjoyed reading and traveling in his spare time. Dave was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for many years. He retired after nearly 40 years of service from Unisys.
Dave is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna; daughter-in-law, Betty (Aaron) Terbeck of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: David Ammon, Alan Ammon, Charlotte Ammon; sister, Martha (Ray) Lawrence; sister-in-law, Patsy (Gary) LaBree; brothers-in-law: Tim (Kathy) Randell, Joe (Joanie) Randell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons: Tim Ammon in 2001 and James Ammon in 2018; sister, Roberta Johnson; brother, Jon Sederlund; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jacob and June Randell.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Pete Kroll officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Dave’s memory to First Baptist Church, Parkinson’s Foundation, or McLaren Hospice.
Virginia D. Parisano
Virginia “Ginny” DeHaven Parisano, 73, of Charlotte, died peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Holt. Virginia was born in Darby, Pa. on November 15, 1947, the daughter of Howard Robinson and Margaret Louise (Haynes) Hartman. She grew up in Upper Darby, Pa., where she graduated from Upper Darby High School before attending Philadelphia College of Arts and earning her associates degree. “Ginnyfish,” as she was affectionately known, lived a life full of artistic expression. She, like her father, created beautiful watercolor paintings and sketches, often done with crayons. She favored the color pink and loved Lucille Ball. In her later years, she was a grateful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Virginia is survived by her four children, Maria (Stuart Ratliff) Jackson, Jose (fiancé Jennifer Fopma) Ybarra, Juan Ybarra, and Angela Parisano; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Hartman; and her healing companion, her cat, Dr. Boo. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Parisano; and her daughter, Amanda Smith.
A private family service will take place at a later date. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Gary Anderson, 63, of Charlotte, Mich., the kind of man who would do anything for a friend, but also a stubborn guy that liked to do things his way, died April 30, 2021. He was born in Charlotte on July 27, 1957 to Melvin and Dorothy (Lucas) Anderson and lived his entire life in the town. Gary worked at General Motors for 30 plus years before his retirement. Family meant everything to Gary, he enjoyed always making Christmas breakfast for his family. They remember lots of good times spent together as a family and will cherish the memories, including stories of his yard work in cut off jean shorts. Some of Gary’s favorite activities include bowling (he was on many different leagues over the years and was proud of his perfect 300 game), watching NASCAR, barbecuing, and playing games on his computer. He was previously a member of the Eagles Club in Charlotte and served as club secretary.
Gary is survived by his wife, Rhonda Anderson; children, Jennifer (Sam) Walters, Gary (Miranda) Anderson, and Trenton Anderson; nine grandchildren, Damon, Dakota, Hailey, Maci, Jacob, Isabelle, Arianna, Raylynn, and Lily; one great-grandson, Finley; his father, Melvin Anderson; siblings, Carl (Cathy) Anderson, Karen (Curt) Keck, and Brian (Vicky)Anderson; and his best friend, Doug Dickinson. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Anderson.
A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Gary on his tribute page at PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Wayne E. Miller
Wayne Eugene Miller, of Eaton Rapids, Mich. passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 85. Wayne was born on May 29, 1935 in Laingsburg, Mich. the son of Doyt and Hattie (Emmerson) Miller. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School class of 1954 and went on to work as a meat pack and butcher at Feldpausch, and worked as a supervisor for Michigan Packaging retiring in 1998. Wayne was a member of the Abies bowling league and an avid golfer. He spent 20 years of retirement in Clearwater, Fla. where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Fla. Wayne loved to travel, he visited all 50 states along with Ireland and numerous cruises over his lifetime. Wayne was a thrill seeker who enjoyed rollercoasters, trip to Cedar Point and was an avid MSU athletics fan.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Evelyn Acheson, Rose Cantine, Mary Snyder; and brother, Clarence Miller.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Vickie Miller; children, Terri (Larry) Markwart, Tracey (Dawn) Miller, Debbie (Dan) Kares, Julie (Charlie) Hicks; step-children, Pamela Colestock, John (Colleen) Colestock, David (Lois) Colestock, Joseph Colestock; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Donna) Miller; sister, Harriett Orr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association in memory of Wayne. To share memories or leave condolences please visit SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.