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Steven M. Rosie

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Steven Mark Rosie of Eaton Rapids passed away February 5, 2020, at the age of 49. Steven was born in Lansing, on October 5, 1970, the son of Ronald and Louise (Maring) Rosie III. He was a 1988 graduate of Charlotte High School and earned his associates degree in business from LCC. Steven loved to be outdoors enjoying all the things young boys did. He was a collector of Star Wars memorabilia, played online games and loved to hot rod around town with his brother in his younger years and go fishing with his niece and nephew.
Steven is survived by his parents; brother, Paul (Amy) Rosie of Eaton Rapids; niece, Samantha Rosie; nephew, Joshua Rosie, both of Eaton Rapids.
No services are planned at this time. Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Wildside Rehabilitation Center or the Saved by Zade cat rescue. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Visit millsfuneral.com to place online condolences or to sign the guest book.

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Bryan E. Arlen

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Bryan Earl Arlen, born February 9, 1981, in Fort Ord, Monterey Bay, Calif., passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2020. Bryan was the son of David and Teresa (Clever) Arlen of Jacksonville, Fla., previously of Eaton Rapids.
Bryan was known for his laugh, smile and heart. He lived in Galion, Ohio, and then moved to Michigan, where he graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1998 and attended Lansing Community College. He later moved to Jacksonville, N.C. He loved nothing more than spending time with his children, fishing, tattooing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with family and friends. Bryan was the owner of Old Salt Tattoo in Jacksonville, N.C. where he was well known for his amazing talent paired with the most humble personality.
Bryan was preceded in death by his son, Sullivan Arlen; paternal grandfather Jack Arlen; and maternal grandparents Harold and Carolyn Clever. He is survived by his children, Jameson, August, Jasper and Coraline Arlen, along with their mother, Meredith Mertz; grandmother, Carole Arlen; parents, David and Teresa Arlen; siblings, Jenny (Josh) Tice and Daniel Arlen (Jill Behnke); niece, Hannah Tice; nephew, Aaron Tice; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial services were held in Jacksonville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, a donation for final expenses can be sent to his mother, Teresa Arlen, 204 Delight Dr., Jacksonville NC 28546.

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Coral L. McCallum

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Coral Lee McCallum, who enjoyed all things red, died January 28, 2020. Coral, age 84, was born on July 7, 1935, in Charlotte, Claude Hugh and Alberta (Payne) Conant. She was a quiet woman who kept to herself and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bingo and card games, making her house a home, cooking and dancing to country-western music were things to occupy her time. She and her husband, Max, loved to travel. She particularly enjoyed riding on his motorcycle with him and enjoyed time spent at Buck Lake with the family.
Coral is survived by her loving children, Linda (Bryan) Williams, Gary McCallum, Keith (Karen) McCallum; grandchildren, Mark (Amanda) Williams, Hope (Dan) Sheler, April and Holly McCallum, Kristina (Andy)  Foster, Cameron McCallum, Amy McCallum and Eric McCallum; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Max; and her parents.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Hunt Cemetery in Clarence Township with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Services. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Coral on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Beverly A. Quantrell

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Beverly Ann Quantrell — a loving mother, grandmother and friend — of Charlotte, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at her home. Beverly, age 82, was born August 20, 1937, in Detroit, the daughter of Lester and Gwendolyn (McKissic) Wagoner. Beverly worked extremely hard to support her children. She worked for the Charlotte Public Schools as a bus driver for 34 years, retiring in 2003. She spent 20 years as the wrestling team’s bus driver, being a “mom” to all of her wrestling boys. Beverly cherished the many years driving bus and being a good friend to the many students that she crossed paths with. She will be remembered for being the driver of the “Apple Bus.” Each day, Beverly would make sure that every child was loaded onto the correct bus and that none were left behind. She devoted her time to serving others; each year Beverly worked at the Eaton County 4-H fair and also volunteered at all sporting events as a ticket seller. When Beverly was not working, she enjoyed watching the Wheel of Fortune, soap operas, collecting stuff (especially snowmen) and also her cats, which were her children.
Beverly is survived by her children, Debra (Jerry Messing) Davis, James (Carol) Quantrell, Jack Quantrell, Katie (Andrew) Clarke; grandchildren, Melissa Davis, Nick (Karen) Davis, Justin (Amy) Quantrell, Jason Quantrell, Randy Quantrell, Josh (Kristine) Marple, Nicole Wellman, Alyssa Clarke and Meghan Clarke; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Beverly’s family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Duane Royston officiating.  Visitation will be held just prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Eaton County Humane Society. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Beverly on her tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com.  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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William C. Vance

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William “Bill” Clayton Vance — a selfless and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend — died peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in Kalamazoo. Bill was born November 14, 1962, in Charleston, WV, the son of Clarence Wesley and Gay (Kessinger) Vance.  The family moved to Potterville in 1964, where Bill graduated high school in 1980. He went to work at Spartan Motors, starting on the line and working his way up to supervisor.
Bill was most at peace in the outdoors. His greatest passions including hunting and fishing, as well as NASCAR. He and Sue held season race tickets for 10 years, camping on the infield and traveling to Bristol. He played baseball at Spartan Motors and enjoyed bowling. Bill was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. He collected guns and knives and was fanatical about paranormal activity, especially theories on aliens and sasquatch. The family also spent time at their cabin on Narrow Lake, where Bill was usually the pontoon boat captain. All who knew Bill loved him. Many will remember his strength, his love for family and for always having a candy bar ready for his grandson Cooper.
Bill is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sue; daughters, Tabitha Vance and Billi Jean (fiancé Cody Hennaut) Vance; grandson, Cooper Hennaut; five sisters, Nancy (Patrick) Pung, Brenda (Charles) Tomlinson, Chris (Steve) Morris, Terri (Joe) Jenson, and Rita Poyer; godson, Maverick Kreps; best friend for life, Charlie Berryhill; and his dog, Mia. He was predeceased by his parents; brother-in-law, Brian Poyer; and his dog, Hunter.
Friends are encouraged to support Bill’s family. A memorial service was held on January 30, 2020, at Pray Funeral Home with Bill’s uncle, Rev. James Vance officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the family in the care of the Pray Funeral Home. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Bill on his tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com.  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Helen L. Vierk

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Helen Louise Vierk, age 95, of Charlotte, died peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Marshall. Helen was born October 22, 1924, in Vermontville, the daughter of Boyer and Hazel (Wells) Rickle. She graduated from Vermontville High School in 1942 and enrolled in comptometer classes at Lansing Community College. Helen married Lee Vierk on September 13, 1947, and the two started their life together on the farm. She worked six years at Oldsmobile before going to work full-time alongside Lee on their “3000 layer” egg farm. Helen was a co-founder of the Spaulding 4H Club and a life member of Michigan Farm Bureau. She volunteered countless hours to the Eaton County Fair, as well as with the Eaton County Adult Handicap Programs. In her personal time, Helen loved sewing and crocheting and time outdoors in her flower gardens.  She and Lee also enjoyed traveling, including winters in Texas, a caravan through Mexico to Cancun and a Caribbean cruise to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were 35-year members of the Good Sam RV Club.  Following Lee’s death in 2010, Helen managed on her own, having breakfast everyday at Big Boy and a McDonald’s cheeseburger every night for dinner. Above all, Helen loved her family.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Diana) Vierk of Charlotte; daughters, Janet Bowers of Olivet and Brenda Vierk of Lansing; six grandchildren, Mark (Denise) Vierk, Chris (Nicole) Vierk, Tracie (Chris) Portillo, Chanda (Todd) Aves, Matt (Kyleigh Kunkel) Bowers and Melissa (Bruce) Carpenter; 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Wood; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Lee; brothers, Douglas Rickle and Bob Rickle; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and her parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Helen’s family. Funeral services were held January 28, 2020, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Laura Cooper officiating. Interment took place in Kalamo Hillside Cemetery. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Helen on her tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Roland H. Korp

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Roland “Ron” Henry Korp, age 89, of Charlotte — a proud patriot and loving husband, father and grandfather — died peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Ron was born June 22, 1930, in Niles, Mich., the son of Roland Glen and Dorothy Bell (Bergoine) Korp.
He graduated from high school in Bellevue in 1949 before enlisting in the U.S. Army and proudly serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return from the war, he went to work in 1953 for the Grand Truck Railroad, retiring in 1992 as leading car inspector. Ron also served in the Michigan National Guard for many years, earning his retirement as a Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Charlotte VFW and the Eaton Area Senior Center. Ron had a passion for his cars, always keeping them in pristine condition, even waxing the engine. He loved Christmas time and lived life with a perpetual smile. Ron never had an enemy and will be missed and remembered by many.
Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Korp; his children, Susan Gleason, Tim (Mary) Korp, Rhonda (Tom) Crawford and Tracy (John) Golematis; grandchildren, Angela, Matthew, Andrew, Tayler, Abby, Hannah, Savannah, and Andra; great-grandchildren, Erika, Mia, Carina, Meghyn, Sophie, Reece, Laigha, Violet and another on the way; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Betty (Herbert) Ellis, Kenneth (Vicky) Winslow, Robert (Doris) Korp and Claribell (Cecil) Stice.
Friends are encouraged to support Ron’s family. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Don Francis officiating. Visitation was scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020, at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army or the American Diabetes Association. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Ron on his tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Barbara J. Allen

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Barbara J. Allen, age 88 of Charlotte, formerly of New Port Richey, Fla., passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was born on May 29, 1931, in Vermontville. Barbara worked her entire life at Michigan Bell Telephone Company as operator, repair supervisor and later as toll testman. She retired to Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, New Port Richey, Fla., in 1982, with her husband Chester Allen. She lived there until 2017 when she moved back to Michigan to be near her family. She enjoyed playing golf and won many tournaments over the years. She lost one eye to a tumor shortly after retirement that never held her back or changed her golf game. Barbara was predeceased  by her parents Norma (McNabb) and Don Bosworth and her husband Chester D. Allen in 2000. Barbara is survived by her siblings, Karen McGlaughlin (Lavell Howe) of Charlotte, Edwin (Ruth Bosworth) of Cadillac, her nieces Ginger Terpstra (Rick) of Charlotte, Shawn Raleigh (John) of Charlotte, nephew Don Rogers (Brandi Viele) of Colorado Springs, CO and nieces Teresa (Mart) Williams of Cadillac, Debbie (Ted) Lockwood of Traverse City. Cremation has taken place. No services will be held per her request. Special thanks go out to Julie Coenen for the tremendous care and compassion given until her passing. Also, thanks are offered to special caregivers Megan and Marie at the Haven. Contributions in her memory can be made to Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh Residence, 3411 Stoneleigh Dr., Lansing MI 48910.

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Agnes V. Graves

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Agnes Victoria Graves, age 95, of Charlotte, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Services with her family by her side. She was born at home near Nashua, Mont., the daughter of Albert and Minnie Pearson Schakosky on January 27, 1925. Her childhood was spent on the family homestead. She attended a one-room school, named Big Four School. After graduating from that school, she went on to high school and graduated from Glasgow, Montana High School in 1941, just before World War II was declared. When soldiers began to be stationed in Glasgow, she became a USO hostess. It was then that she met John Graves from Texas, as he was there training on the B-17 bombers. They were married in Melissa, Tex., once he returned from flying 25 bombing missions over Europe. Together, they spent several years in Texas before moving to Michigan. Aggie worked for the State of Michigan, Department of Social Services, in Lansing. She retired after 27 years of service. In retirement, she became a volunteer for various organizations including Hayes Green Beach Hospital, Woldumar Nature Center, Mobile Meals, American Red Cross, Charlotte Business Women Organization and the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. When it became evident there was a need for a facility for the senior population, she became a part of the effort to secure the Eaton Area Senior Center, of which she was a life member. Aggie also enjoyed traveling in both the United States and Europe.
She is survived by her children: Vicki (Don) Voisin of Charlevoix, Jessica (Everett) Gard of Clarkston, Matthew (Tammy) Graves of Rockford, Andrea (Wayne) Price of Conway, S.C.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Alyce (Hugo) Mosser of Slaton, Tex.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, January 31, 2020, at noon at the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Wales officiating. The family was to receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon at the church on Friday. Those desiring, may make contributions in Aggie’s honor to the American Red Cross.

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Gary L. Mandel

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Gary Lee Mandel, age 70 passed away January 25, 2020, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born November 2, 1949, to Raymond and Helen (Kieffer) Mandel in Neenah, Wisc.
Throughout his life, he was a factory worker, a social worker in Walworth County, Wisc., and a SSA federal employee retiring in 2011. He loved all Wisconsin sports and outdoor activities — including hiking, biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, camping, golfing and playing softball.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and sons Shawn I. Mandel and Shannon McQuillin.
Surviving are his partner Lynda Norris, brother Roy (Nancy) Mandel, children Erin Shilo (Jeff Turley) Mandel, Garrett Mandel, Gina (Justin) Langholff Morgan, Shawyn (Kyle) Anderson, ErinRose McQuillin, Samatha (Len) Skar, Roy (Chrystal) Aseltine and Chet (Mandy) Norris, 21 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, special niece Teri Rae Mandel and nephew Rick Mandel and many life-long friends.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

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