Linda Sue Lundberg
Linda Sue Lundberg of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on April 2, 2023, at the age of 71. Linda was born on January 9, 1952, in Lansing, MI the daughter of Kenneth and Ronaldine (Ebright) Goodnoe. She was raised in Eaton Rapids where she graduated from high school class of 1970. Linda worked as a legal secretary for Dave Williams Law Firm, retiring in 2017. She loved vacationing to Silver Lake and spending time at her family cottage in Pentwater. Linda enjoyed dancing, doing DJ trivia, and attending NASCAR races at MIS with her late husband, Bob. She will be affectionately remembered for her wild and goofy antics and for her love of her friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Lundberg and brother, Keith Goodnoe.
Surviving are her children, Raquel (Leon) Stark, Tanya (Ron) Davis, Lucas (Stephanie Terry) Lundberg, Donald Lundberg, Jolie Lundberg; grandchildren, Savannah Davis, Abigail Davis, Arianna Louden, Aliyah Villegas, Brandon (Diana) Davis; great grandchildren, Grayson, Eli, Caden; sisters, Cindy (Dean) Galusha, Linda Goodnoe; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel with visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring Hospice in memory of Linda. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com
David Anderson, 68, of Huger, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at home Monday, March 20, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Michigan on April 13, 1954, to Jewelene and Earl Anderson.
Dave enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, working on their farm, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He was retired from a career in sales.
Dave was predeceased by his father Earl Anderson, sister Susan Burns, and his stepson Braden Hodges. He is survived by his loving wife, Paige; and his caring daughter, Michelle Blythe (Greg) of Conway, SC; his mother, Jewelene Anderson of Eaton Rapids; his brother, Don Anderson of Eaton Rapids; his stepdaughter, Katie DuPre (Michael) of Moncks Corner, SC.; and stepdaughter-in-law, Ariana Hodges of Ridgeville, SC. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Alex and Chloe Montgomery, Blaise and Finley Hodges, and Remley DuPre. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the non-profit organization Roadracing World (for safety and injury protection) at roadracingworld.com or Roadracing World Action Fund, P.O. Box 1428, Lake Elsinore, CA 92531.
Peggy Ann McElwain
Peggy Ann McElwain of Eaton Rapids, MI, formerly of Lansing, MI, passed away surrounded by her family, March 25, 2023, at the age of 73. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Peggy was born in Lansing, MI on May 12, 1949, to Arthur and Lucille (Martin) Alden. Peggy graduated from Everett High School in 1966 and on August 13, 1967, she married the love of her life, Ronnie. They had one son, Michael. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling in their camper, crafting, and just giving to those in need. Peggy worked over 30 years at the Dimondale Nursing & Rebab Center, first as a Restorative Aide and later an Activities Aide. She was very passionate when it came to her residents. After retiring from the Dimondale Center, she spent many years volunteering at the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronnie; son, Michael (Lisa) McElwain of Eaton Rapids; sister, Connie Derr of Eaton Rapids; brothers, Larry Alden of Onondaga, and Gary (Dotie) Alden of West Branch; grandchildren: Michelle (Mike), Michael, and Mathew; great grandchildren, Beckham, Ellie, and Marley; many nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lucille and nephews, Rickey Derr and Russell Myers.
A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center, 201 Grand St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, on May 6, 2023, from 2-6 p.m. All are invited to attend and celebrate Peggy who was special to so many people. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center, 201 Grand St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.
Orville Bartley of Charlotte, a guy with a “spicy” personality that loved his family immensely, died March 24, 2023, at the age of 85. Born November 21, 1937, in Garrett, Kentucky to James and Haley Jane (Moore) Bartley, he grew up with a love for the outdoors and a knack for speaking his mind. He was honored to have served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959, then in 1959 he married Judy Lynn Stone and they both worked for Owens Illinois while raising their children. A proud family man, Orville enjoyed family vacations, trips to the casino, playing cards with his family, taking his kids to horse races, and telling great stories to his kids and later grandkids, especially hunting, fishing, and boxing stories.
Orville is survived by his children, Lorrie (James) Tate, Julie (William) Ward, and Jamie (Teresa) Bartley; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Janice (Fred) Silva and Barbara (Duane) Fogg; and brother, James (Candice) Bartley. He was predeceased by his wife, Judy in 2014; granddaughter, Jessica Tate; grandsons, Hayden Bartley, and Trever Pennington; siblings, Raymond, Garland “Eddie,” Alverta, Roberta, Joyce, Belve, and Bertha.
Friends are encouraged to support the Bartley family by attending services or sharing memories on Orville’s Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 12-2:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, followed by Funeral services at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Criss officiating. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Orville’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Jennifer Sue Pickett
Jennifer Sue Pickett, age 52, of Charlotte, passed away at her home on Friday, March 24, 2023. She was born July 25, 1970, in Marshall, Michigan, the daughter of James and Lonna (Watson) Pickett. Jenny was raised in Charlotte and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1988. She had a passion for her family and was devoted to each of them. She cherished her son, Andrew, and enjoyed spending time together with him. Jenny was a fantastic cook and she enjoyed preparing food for their many family gatherings. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting, shopping, and her special dog, Millie.
Jenny is survived by her son, Andrew of Charlotte; mother, Lonna Pickett of Charlotte; father, James (Susie) Pickett of Ocala, Florida; brother, James (Laura) Pickett of Hastings; stepsons: Trevor (Cheyanne) Gingrich, Grant (Katelyn) Gingrich, and Jesse (Hannah) Simmons, three nieces, one nephew, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Quanstrom of the Hastings Church of the Nazarene officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Those desiring may make contributions in Jenny’s honor to “Saved by Zade”, PO Box 27, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 or by going to facebook.com/savedbyzade.
To view Jenny’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
Jay Lee Cobb
Jay Lee Cobb, a very talented woodworker that loved sharing his skill with friends and family, died March 21, 2023. Jay, 74 of Charlotte was born in Laingsburg, MI on May 27, 1948 to Charles and Bernice (Howard) Cobb. A quiet guy, Jay was also generous to a fault, often working on projects for others and never charging them anything. Jay was a crew leader at Owens Illinois until his retirement. He loved hunting and did so until his health made it too difficult for him.
Jay is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Trent Allen Cobb; step-daughter, Jessica (Darrel) Greenhoe; siblings, Diana (Eric) Noble, Patty (Tom) Aldredge, and Jerry (Linda) Cobb. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Jay’s family by sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice House of Shiawassee County. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Francis Edward Kane
Francis “Frank” Edward Kane, 95, of Charlotte, died peacefully with his wife by his side on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Frank was born September 25, 1927 in Charlotte, the fourth of five sons born to Leo and Ola (Hutchins) Kane. During his school years, he worked delivering newspapers for The Detroit News, The Detroit Times, and the Grand Rapids Press. In addition, he worked at the Fremont Kraut Company factory where his father was the manager. He was a 1945 graduate of Charlotte High School and remained a lifelong resident of Charlotte. Frank was inducted into the US Army on February 26, 1946, with training at Fort Eustis and Fort Belvoir in Virginia. He was honorably discharged September 9, 1947, as a T/4 refrigeration mechanic.
After his discharge he attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, IL for further training in refrigeration. He then applied to work for Hager Fox Heating and Refrigeration Company in Lansing because he could take a night course on the GI bill to learn how to use his refrigeration skills in heating and cooling. He worked for Hager Fox from 1949-1953. In 1953, assisted by his younger brother, Charlie Kane, he started his own business in Charlotte, Kane Heating and Ventilating Company. Frank and Bobbie worked together in the business, Frank on the road and Bobbie in the office. They always exemplified integrity in local business and built the business into the success it still is today. Frank strived to perfection in his work, especially in laying out duct work. Frank sold the business in 1999 to two of his employees, one of whom Chad Lewis still maintains the business under the same name, now in its 70th year.
On June 28, 1952, Frank married the love of his life, Roberta (Bobbie) Jean (Garvey), whom he loved to introduce as his first wife. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2022. Together they raised nine children, all of whom survive him: Howard (Kay) of Plymouth, Julia of Montrose, Michael (Jodie) of Valparaiso, IN, Rose (Brian) Negele of Plymouth, Eileen (Marty) Fox of Charlotte, Dennis (Pam) of Charlotte, Frank (Lee) of Eaton Rapids, Carolyn (Robert) Wichlacz of Jenison, and Kurt (Carrie) of Caledonia. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren (with one more on the way), and many nieces and nephews.
Many will remember Frank as a people person with a quietly dedicated work ethic and strong faith. Frank was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church and served in several ministries, as eucharistic minister, usher, lector, Men’s Club, St. Vincent De Paul Society food pantry, and as a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11875. In addition, Frank was a life member of the Charlotte Lions Club. In 1958, Frank was selected to drive the Vermontville Maple Syrup Queen over the Mackinac Bridge the day it opened. For many years he also enjoyed participating in a weekly bowling league and golf team, collecting quite a few dazzling trophies over the years. Kane’s Heating was a long-time Monday night league sponsor.
He and Bobbie both took flying lessons before marriage and after marriage enjoyed traveling, dancing, golfing, and boating as well as their children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, band concerts, piano recitals and graduations. Their cottage at Crystal Lake, Crystal, MI provided many years of fun with family and friends, in both winter and summer. Besides his care for his family, church and community, Frank will be forever remembered for his great sense of humor and his ability to remember jokes for retelling to share more laughter. Frank had a photographic memory, and his sharp mind remained focused until the very end. In later years he looked forward to his monthly men’s luncheons or dinners where he could share more jokes. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Lawrence (MettaLee), Lyle (Alice), John, and Charlie (Beverly), his in-laws Dee and Helen Garvey and family, and one granddaughter, Michelle Joy Kane.
Friends are encouraged to support Frank’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Pray Funeral Home. During the visitation Rosary Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. and a Personal Tribute Service to follow at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass of Celebration will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Frank’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society or the Charlotte Lions Club. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Janice Elaine Dodds
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Mary Kathleen Heath
Mary Kathleen Heath, age 89, of Eagle (formerly of Charlotte), passed away Friday, March 17, 2023, due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born October 8, 1936, in Charlotte the daughter of James and Mary (Salter) Polhamus. On February 14, 1954, Mary married James Heath. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved working in her flower gardens, bowling, and traveling with her family.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Heath of Charlotte; grandson, Anthony (Jill) Coppola of West Seneca, New York; brothers: John (Ruth) Polhamus, Jay (Marcia) Homan Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; sisters: Arlene Frith, Betty Polhamus, Esther Clark, Theresa Homan; brothers: Robert Polhamus, Eugene Polhamus, James Polhamus, and Thomas Homan.
A memorial service will be held sometime this summer at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make contributions in Mary’s honor to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.
To view Mary’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
Wanona E. Hathcox
Wanona E. Hathcox, age 94, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 2023.
Wanona was born January 15, 1929, to the late Myrl and Effie (Shumaker) Dillon in Charlotte, Michigan, graduating from Olivet High School in 1947. After graduating she went to visit her aunt and uncle in Mathews, Missouri, where she was introduced to William Hathcox, soon to become the love of her life, and the man she married, September 11, 1949 at the Congregational Church in Olivet.
Wanona loved bowling, golfing, and traveling; but her greatest joy was her love for her family. Knowing that she was going to be a great-grandmother again, we believe that she stayed with us long enough so that she could get to see and hold this bundle of joy (and she did just that) – her namesake, Charlotte Wanona Hathcox.
Wanona is survived by her sister, Marlene (Eddie) Brummette, and brother, James (Judy) Dillon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William E. Hathcox; her parents, Myrl and Effie (Shumaker) Dillon; brothers, Otto (Morna) and Duane Dillon; her uncles, aunts, niece, and cousins.
Wanona and William had two sons: Daniel (deceased December 2021) and Michael (Leann Meier); grandchildren: Kyle (Malone) Hathcox, Daniele (Robert) Meeker, Katie Coster; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Wanona Hathcox and Thunder Coster. She also had extended family of Leann, of whom she thought so much; Justin (Bonnie) Meier, boys Seth, Tanner, Ripplinger, daughter Jessica (Adam) and children, Jackson, Wesley, Elise and Stuart.
A funeral was held at the Chapel of the Chimes in Glendale, Arizona. Graveside service was held at the National Cemetery in Glendale where she was laid to rest with her husband, William.