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Jeffrey Lynn Bisel

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Jeffrey Lynn Bisel, age 73, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024, with his family by his side. Jeff was born on March 7, 1950, to Melvin Bisel and Donna (Barrett) Face. Jeff was a Vietnam Veteran proudly serving his country in the United States Army. He then served with the Army National Guard for 19 years. Jeff worked for General Motors, retiring in 2003 after 31 years of service. Jeff was a diehard football fan, always cheering on the Detroit Lions. He liked watching NASCAR and taking Sunday afternoon naps in his chair. From a small boy he loved riding motorcycles and his passion for riding never left him even after a motorcycle accident in 2019. He bought a new Harley and rode every spring and summer. He was a member of the American Legion Post 42 and the Legion Riders, with whom he participated in poker runs and parades. He was a life member of the VFW Post 2406 and served a few years on the honor guard honoring those that served and protected. Jeff loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He loved cheering them on during their sporting and life events. He had a passion for hunting and enjoyed his hunting trips with his friend Duane and was overjoyed when his grandsons got a deer. He was extremely proud of his grandson, Blaine, when he joined the United States Navy. He was looking forward to his grandson, Devin’s upcoming wedding and watching him grow into an adult. His granddaughter, Kasen, was his pride and joy.

Jeff is survived and will be tremendously missed by his wife of 30 years, Sheila; daughters, Tricia (Jason) Somers and Kristin VanDorpe; grandsons, Devin Somers, Blaine Somers; granddaughter, Kasen VanDorpe; mother, Donna Face; grand-dogs Meena Mae and Paisley; sisters, Stephanie Williams and Deb Bisel; and special friends, Sirrae and Duane Harder and Ron Colson.

He is preceded in death by his father, Melvin Bisel; step-dad, Oscar Face; father and mother-in-law, Ed and Frieda Andrews; and brother-in-law, Hal Andrews.

Per Jeff’s wishes, there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Those desiring may make contributions in Jeff’s honor to the charity of their choosing.

To view Jeff’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home..

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Nyla May Hisler

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Nyla May Hisler, age 90, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Sunnyside AFC in Marshall. She was born September 21, 1933, in Lee Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, the daughter of Leslie and Gladys (Allen) Ross. Nyla graduated from Olivet High School with the class of 1951. On December 21, 1952, she married Ron Hisler at the Olivet Congregational Church. Nyla worked several jobs throughout her life. She began working at State Farm Insurance in Marshall, then went on to work at Sears, delivered mail out of the Eaton Rapids Post Office, and retired from PNC Bank in Charlotte. Nyla was a devoted member of the Brookfield United Methodist Church for many years. She looked forward to helping at their monthly pancake breakfasts. Nyla also assisted Ron in many of his Eaton County Shrine activities. She volunteered as a 4H leader for many years when her children were growing up and taught Sunday School. Gardening, cooking, quilting, sewing, cards, dancing, and traveling were just a few activities that Nyla enjoyed. Some of their most memorable trips were to Yellowstone, Australia, Hawaii, and Panama. Ron and Nyla also took all of their children on two Alaskan vacations, a west coast cruise, and a color cruise on the east coast. Her family was first and foremost in her life. She cherished family gatherings and each and every holiday they spent together.

She is survived by her children, Debbi (Roger) Quada, Craig (Cindy) Hisler, Tammy (Paul) Wolf, Rhonda (John) Geething; grandchildren, Culley Bunker, Mindy LaFay, Melissa Bremmer, Michelle Wolf, Amanda Robinson, Terran Myers; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ron; four brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Bosworth Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions in Nyla’s memory to the Brookfield United Methodist Church, PO Box 430, Charlotte, MI 48813.
To view Nyla’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Loretta May Miller

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Loretta May Miller, age 90 of Wyandotte, Michigan, died January 11, 2024.

Born November 7, 1933, Loretta is the beloved wife of 34 years to the late Arlie Boyd Miller; loving mother of Cathy (Michael) Buiten, Bonnie (Dave Potter) Miller, and the late Julianne Miller; and dearest grandmother of Grace (David) Swartley and Matthew (Alexis) Buiten. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to Reach Across https://reachacross.us/. Please select ‘Give to a Missionary’ and type ‘Sarah Peters 49’ in the comments section.

Services for Loretta were held on January 13, 2024. Arrangements by Molnar Funeral Homes – Nixon Chapel, www.molnarfuneralhome.com.

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Myrtle Jean Taylor

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Myrtle Jean Taylor, age 85, of Hastings, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, January 6, 2024. She was born April 28, 1938, in Blue Diamond, Kentucky the daughter of Walter and Lila (Bowling) Napier. Myrtle was very proud of her heritage and her Kentucky home. She along with her family moved to Michigan to find work when she was a young girl. Myrtle was a lifelong antique collector and dealer. Her faith and family were first and foremost in her life. She was a devoted Christian and follower of Jesus Christ. Myrtle adored her family and especially loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Myrtle is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert; children, Angie Heir of Lansing, Martin (Jelyn) Gullett of Florence, Arizona, Lee (Shelly) Gullett of Grandville, Kimberly (Joe Jr.) Russman of Portland, Stacy (Ron) Adams of Portland, Michael Taylor of Portage; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; five sisters; and daughter, Kathy Smith.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Rev. James K. Roberts officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery.
To view Myrtle’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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John Elwood Shumway

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John Elwood Shumway, age 88, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, passed away on December 18, 2023. John was born in Lake Odessa on May 12, 1935, and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1953. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, bowling and square dancing in his younger years. He and his family spent many summers on Drummond Island making wonderful memories. John was an active member of Moose Lodge 288 where he received his Pilgrim Degree in 2002 and served as a long-time administrator. He also served in the Navy and retired from Diamond Reo. John will be missed by all who knew him.

John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Letha; first wife, Shirley (Birman); infant son, John; brothers, Bob (Betty) and Roy; and sisters, Bernice and Margaret.

He is survived by his wife, Barb, and her family; sons, Dennis (Jackie) and Randy; grandchildren: John E., Nicky (Simon) Barry, Jennifer (Mike) Coachman, Michelle (Roberto) Renteria, Derek, and Bradley (Danni); and 36 greatgrandchildren.

A memorial service honoring John’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 20, 2024, at the VFW Post 7309 located at 1243 Hull Road in Mason, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to the VFW. Arrangements entrusted to Vickers Leslie Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St/PO Box 503, Leslie, MI 49251. 517-878-6600.

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Paul Exelby

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Mr. Paul Exelby, age 85 of, Nashville, MI passed away peacefully on December 14, 2023 at his home with his beloved wife and his dog “Stanley” at his side.

Paul is survived by his wife Robin, daughters Dr. Cynthia (Misty) Exelby of New Mexico, Deborah Ciampa of Charlotte, Paula (Russ) Angus of Bellevue, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Paul’s passing was made peaceful and gentle through the compassionate care of Wings of Hope Hospice.

Paul’s ashes will be laid to rest at a private family graveside service at Kalamo Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, MI. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net.

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Elizabeth Walling

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Elizabeth Walling, 87 of Charlotte, a quiet and very loving, family-oriented woman, died January 10, 2024. She was born Elizabeth Joan Castle in Owosso, the daughter of Howard and Laveina (Sheldon) Castle. In 1958 she married Richard Walling and devoted her life to being the best homemaker, a loving wife and mother, and even raised her first granddaughter. There were many homemade goodies that her family loved…she made a wonderful mac and cheese, peanut butter fudge, and many different cookies so there was always a treat around. While she never officially “worked” outside her home, she volunteered for the Family Independence Agency of Eaton County.

Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, making many beautiful items over the years for herself and others, and she enjoyed playing video games.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Edward Castle, Roberta (Roy) VanNortrick, and Ermie Walling; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Walling in 1980; special friend, Melvin Gardner; half-brothers, Howard Castle Jr. and George Castle; half-sisters, Dorthy Maurer and Lelah Allerding; and her parents.

Friends are encouraged to support Elizabeth’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation was Thursday, January 11, 4-6:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services were Friday, January 12, 11:00 a.m. at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Jenson 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 Elizabeth’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 a charity of your choice. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Aneka Jan Aumiller

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Aneka Jan Aumiller of Eaton Rapids, passed away with her loved ones by her side January 5, 2024, at the age of 76. She was born in Eaton Rapids, Michigan on December 15, 1947, the daughter of Max and Viola (Wolf) LeFevre. Aneka graduated from Springport High School in 1966 and married the love of her life, Bob on October 19, 1985. She had many hobbies, camping, hunting, fishing and gardening. Aneka loved being outdoors and rock hunting with her family. She and her family spent many hours looking for rocks and making her husband load up and move rocks.

She is survived by her spouse, Robert Aumiller of Eaton Rapids; children, Michelle (Darren) Warner of Eaton Rapids, Corey (Cheryl) Hutchison of Onondaga, Hillary (Travis) Millen of Mason, Jarred (Mandy) Campbell of Traverse City; grandchildren, Cameron (Leah) Warner, Triston (Danielle) Warner, Shelby Warner, Gabrielle (Amanda) Hutchison, Austen (Makenzie) Hutchison, Maximus Hutchison, Roman Cushman, Brielle Campbell, Conner Campbell; great grandchildren, Bella Hutchison, Denver Warner, Emelia Warner, Oaklyn Hutchison; sisters, Debbie Newland, Loretta Bellows, Teresa Locke. Aneka was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Viola LeFevre; twin sister, Anita Warner.

Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lansing, 3186 Pine Tree Rd, Lansing MI 48911, in loving memory of Aneka Jan Aumiller. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

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Beverly Jane Coolidge

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Beverly Jane Coolidge of Eaton Rapids, passed away with her loved ones by her side on January 4, 2024, at the age of 78. Beverly was born on June 24, 1945, in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Paul and Betty (Herp) Orr. She worked for many years at Alice’s Greenhouse in Eaton Rapids before taking a position at Eaton Rapids Medical Center as a Medical Biller. Beverly was very devoted to her faith, she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte and often times would help out as a money counter during services. Beverly enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens, attending yoga classes and was a very devoted grandma. She would often get together with friends and play cards and she was an avid sports fan. You could always count on her to be rooting for the Michigan State Spartans.

Beverly is survived by her children, Scott (Erica) Coolidge, Tim (Deana) Coolidge, Craig (Michelle) Coolidge, Robert (Traci) Coolidge; grandchildren, Nick, Dylan, Nolan, Madison, Isaac, Max, Abby, Morgan, Marshall, Chase; three great grandchildren, Calum, Harlin, Hadley; brother, Kenneth Orr; sister-in-law, Lucy Orr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Coolidge; parents, Paul and Betty Orr; son, Brad Coolidge; brother, Jerry Orr; sister-in-law, Carole Orr.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2024, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 807 St. Mary Blvd. Charlotte, MI. Visitation took place Thursday 6-8 p.m., at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel with a Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church of Charlotte or McLaren Hospice, 401 West Greenlawn Ave, Lansing MI 48910, in loving memory of Beverly Jane Coolidge. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

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H. Albert “Al” Sundberg Jr.

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H. Albert “Al” Sundberg Jr., 89 of Charlotte, passed from earth into the presence of his Savior on December 23, 2023. Al was born January 17, 1934, at Houghton Lake Heights to Henry Albert Sundberg Sr. and Clara Grace (Rosen) Sundberg. After high school graduation, he attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, where he met his future wife, Barbara Campbell of Charlotte. They married June 19, 1954 in Carson City. He began pastoring churches in 1956 and spend the next 40 years in various Michigan towns in ministry as a pastor, Christian School chaplain, and representative of a Christian publishing company. After retirement Al and Barb moved to Indian River—a favorite area—but he continued to serve as interim pastor in churches that requested him. Their second retirement, ten years later, brought them to Charlotte to be near their family.

Al was a true “people person.” He enjoyed having conversation with anyone, no one was a stranger to him for long, whether they were a store clerk, person standing in line next to him, or a fellow walker at AL!VE. His outgoing personality resulted in many friendships being formed.

Al was especially proud of his Swedish heritage and the fact that all four of his grandparents had emigrated from Sweden to the United States. He took pleasure in sharing accounts of their lives with his family. He was equally proud of his early life at Houghton Lake. One of his favorite activities was a trip there and a tour of his childhood homes, complete with stories of the time he lived at each place.
Al valued and loved his family above everything except his Lord. He daily prayed for each of his nearly 70 descendants and was interested in every aspect of their lives. He enjoyed fishing, handyman work, gardening, woodworking and football—if his sons or grandsons were playing.

Al is survived by his wife of 69 years, Barbara; four of their five children, Patricia Ann (Russell) VanKirk, Sherryl Sundberg Eiskant, Brent Alan (Sonia) Sundberg, and Beth Ann (Neil) foster; daughter-in-law, Mary (David) Sundberg; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, David Albert; grandson, Brent Eiskant; his parents; infant sister, Katherine; and his brother, Peter.

Friends are encouraged to support Al’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation was Wednesday, January 3, 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services were Thursday, January 4, at South Church in Lansing, with visitation for one hour prior. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Al’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 Gideons International.

The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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