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Pauline E. Thompson

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Pauline Elinore Thompson, age 100, of Charlotte, went home to see Jesus on Monday, February 14, 2022. She was born November 1st, 1921, in Charlotte, Michigan to Ben and Edith (Wilmore) Baas. On February 5, 1944, she married Howard Eugene Thompson. Pauline was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Charlotte. She enjoyed spending her time reading, watching the Tigers, watching March Madness, and playing table games.
Pauline is survived by her children: Terry (Gary) Collier of Hope Mills, North Carolina, Edie (Bob) Mertens of Coleman, Wisconsin, Dean (Marcia) Thompson of Caledonia, Michigan, Dale (JoNesta) Thompson of Charlotte, Michigan, Donna (Mark) Morgan of Latham, Illinois, Jim (Terri) Thompson of Cedar Springs, Michigan. She was also survived by 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Edith Baas, her husband, Howard, and her granddaughter, Erica Thompson.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Potter officiating. For those desiring to watch the funeral service online you may do so by visiting listentochurch.com/listen/bgk .The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Gresham Cemetery.
Those desiring to make contributions in Pauline’s memory could make them to Calvary Baptist Church in Charlotte or the Activities Department at Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Services.
To view Pauline’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com

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James Sivyer

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James “Jim” Edward Sivyer of Vermontville, a man truly devoted to his family, died February 10, 2022, at the age of 53. Born in Lansing on May 3, 1968, to Dewain and Monika (Secker) Sivyer, Jim’s mom gave him a blue lunch box as a gift when he began working at age 17 that he took to work every day for the last 36 years.
As a construction superintendent with Grand River Construction, Jim learned the skills which helped him build the home of their dreams for himself and his wife, Linda. He also built a dream home for his son and daughter-in-law, Cody and Shannon.
When he wasn’t working. Jim loved being outdoors, especially time spent hunting and fishing. There were annual fishing trips to Canada with his son, and he enjoyed ice fishing, fishing trips with his blue boat, and any opportunity to fish for Walleye. He also enjoyed camping in Au Gres on Lake Huron. Jim’s pride and joy was his granddaughter, Ellie.
Jim will be dearly missed by his family, including wife of 31 years, Linda; son, Cody (Shannon) Sivyer; granddaughter, Ellie; siblings, Susan (Ed) Daood, Richard (Martha) Sivyer, and Cynthia (Brad) Huff; mother and father-in-law, Jon and Mary Lou Tannery; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff (Linette) Tannery, Susie “Bestie” Tannery, Keith Tanner; nephew, Owen Tanner; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Monka Sivyer on February 5, and his father.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and stories of Jim on his tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com. A memorial service is being planned for Spring of 2022. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Nancy A. Turner

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Nancy Ann Turner, a woman who will be remembered for her gentle and loving demeanor, died peacefully on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Nancy 73, of Charlotte was born November 6, 1948, the daughter of Robert and Thelsa (Sampson) Turner. She was a graduate of Charlotte High School and later earned an associate degree from Lansing Community College in Clerical Work. Later Nancy would begin working for the Department of Natural Resources. Nancy was a devoted Christian, she attended The First Baptist Church in Charlotte, where she was involved with Bible studies. Nancy also enjoyed reading her Bible and listening to Christian music. She had a strong love for cats. Most importantly many will remember Nancy for always giving you a hug and saying “I Love You.”
Nancy is survived by her brother, David Turner, and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Donald Turner.
Friends are encouraged to support Nancy’s family by sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Nancy will be laid to rest by her parents in Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte, MI. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The First Baptist Church in Charlotte. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Bonnie J. Tebo

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Bonnie Jean Tebo, age 88, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Dimondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 7, 1934, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of George and Gladys (Estell) Wells. On June 20, 1954, she married Mark Tebo at the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. Everyone who knew Bonnie knew of her passion for music. She shared her talents with several area churches, where she led and sang in the choir. Later in life she enjoyed singing karaoke and with the Sweet Adeline’s. Bonnie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished every member of her family.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 67 years, Mark; daughters: Debra Kingdon of Brooksville, Florida, Karen (Rick) Pelletier of Orlando; 7 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Stephen Jones.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Bonnie’s memory to the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church.
To view Bonnie’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com

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Rod McLaughlin

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Rodney J. McLaughlin passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the age of 71. Rod was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Leona and Jim McLaughlin on March 22, 1950. He moved from Otsego to Eaton Rapids with his parents in 1955.
Rod attended Eaton Rapids Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1968. He was an avid golfer, holding the record on the golf team at Eaton Rapids High School for many years. He also participated in amateur tournaments collecting numerous trophies, including the Duck Lake Country Club Championship. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University, and was an avid Spartan fan and supporter all his life. GO GREEN!
Rod briefly lived and worked in Florida, and then spent several years in the foothills of Sedalia, Colorado. He was a “mountain man” living in his cabin – one of the cabin walls was the actual stone mountainside…where the water was so pure he could drink right from the stream. He was a deep appreciator of nature and was “in his element” and always had a desire to return. He moved back to Eaton Rapids to help with the family business and then later became the owner/publisher of the Flashes Shopper’s Guide & News until its sale in 2014. He served on the Board of the Eaton Rapids Chamber of Commerce and remained a member for many years. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and golfing.
Rod is survived by his best friend and loving life partner Lynn Tinkham and her 4 children: Tom (Dani) Faust; Matt (Tawni) Faust; Kurt (Denise) Faust; Rebecca (Ryan) Perry and was “Grandpa Rock” to their 8 grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Leona McLaughlin; sisters: Marcia McLaughlin; Michele (Lee) Gillett, Kathleen (Ron) Savage; Shari (Dan) Babbitt; many nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jim McLaughlin.
A family celebration will take place at a later date. Donations can be made to the Craig Cartwright Memorial Fund, or to MSU in memory of Rod McLaughlin. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, to share memories or leave condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.
“High aloft in the cool mountain air, where peace is the rule only eagles dare.” -Rod

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Charles Milbourn

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Charles Milbourn of Eaton Rapids, passed away February 14, 2022, at the age of 75. Charles was born December 26, 1946, the son of Herbert and Rena (Wright) Milbourn. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School and immediately enlisted into the US Army. Charles served during the Vietnam War as a heavy equipment operator, building roads and frequently got shot at while working on the job. He then went on to work for General Motors where he worked and retired in 1999 with 30 years of service. Charles enjoyed golfing with his buddies at Bonnieview Golf Course and also, traveling to other golf courses, watching football, and riding his Harley motorcycle. He was a very talented, self-taught woodworker making many pieces of furniture for family and friends. Charles’ lawn was an art of perfection, and his sense of humor was infectious. He had many gifts, but his gift of loving his family, was by far, the best and the most heartfelt. He will be missed greatly.
Charles is survived by his wife, Terry; children, Susan Myers of Lansing, Thomas (Michelle) Milbourn of Eaton Rapids, Geoffrey Hudson of Grand Rapids, Terry Kaczor of Charlotte, Sean (Cori) Milbourn of Lansing, Nicole (Joseph) Decker of Munith; grandchildren, Amanda, Emily (Bryan), Jennifer, Travis, Maddie, Randi, Kevin (Katie), Dominic, Damian, Evan; 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, James; siblings, Pauline Conarton and Herbert Milbourn.
Memorial visitation for friends and family will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids on Saturday February 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. To place online condolences for the family, please visit our website at www.millsfuneral.com.

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Alice M. Lampert

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Alice Marie Lampert was born on November 8, 1924 and passed away on February 6, 2022. Arrangements are being handled by Pray Funeral Home.

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Monika Sivyer

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Monika Elisabeth Secker Sivyer, age 78, of Vermontville, died peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in Lansing. Monika was born August 5, 1943, in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, the daughter of Richard and Helene (Hees) Secker. She finished two years of college before falling in love with a young American soldier stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Dewain Sivyer and Monika Secker were married on October 6, 1962, in Frei-Laubersheim, Germany, and settled in Michigan in 1964. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage, including many adventures traveling and raising their four children. Monika and Dewain loved fishing in Nicholson Bay, Lake Windermere, Ontario, Canada. She loved gardening, knitting and scrap booking. She was an accomplished bowler, bowling in Portland, Charlotte and Lansing. She will be forever known as a devoted mom and grandmother. She loved her kids and grandchildren more than anything.
Monika is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dewain. She is survived by her children, Susan (Edward) Daood, James (Linda) Sivyer, Richard (Martha) Sivyer, Cynthia (Brad) Huff; her grandchildren Alexander, Cody, Anne, Brianna, Amber, Hannah, and Jacob and her beloved great grandchildren; Jocelyn, Ava, Brayden, Chloe, Lacey, and Ellie. The family wishes to thank Monika’s friends in the Amish Community who befriended her, especially Lavon and Darrel Chupp, who she loved as her own grandchildren.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Monika’s family sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate to your favorite charity who may need it most. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Thomas Salik

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Thomas “Tom” Bernard Salik, a family man, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Tom, 87, of Charlotte, was born September 14, 1934, in Hastings, MI, the son of Benjamin and Bertha (Kondratic) Salik. He graduated from Hastings High School and later enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his Country. On August 4, 1979, Tom married the love of his life, Donna Mae Hall, and together they raised their blended family. Tom retired from BOC Automotive where he worked for 30 years. His hobbies included bowling, golfing, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, watching U of M Sports and most importantly family get-togethers. Tom was very active at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte, he volunteered for many events and also with the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Tom also volunteered his time at The Center formerly the Senior Center. Above all, Tom, over his lifetime was proud of his marriage to Donna and the many memories they created.
Tom is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna; children, Kevin Salik, Wendy (Mark) Anderson, Ed (Linda) Hall, Mary (Patrick) Schneider, Rebecca (Edward) Magoon; daughter-in-law, Helen Hall; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Flower; grandson, Tyler Flower; son, Thomas Hall; granddaughter, Kristina Hall-Grams; parents; and 15 siblings.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Tom’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10-11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte. The funeral will be held following at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. If desired the family suggests memorial contributions to The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry or The Center. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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Marilyn D. MacKenzie

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Marilyn Dee MacKenzie, 83, an easy-going and yet very stubborn woman, died peacefully with her family by her side on February 3, 2022, at her home in Vermontville, MI. Born in Central Lake, MI on October 24, 1938, to Zemira and Esther (Harter) Zimmerman, Marilyn graduated from Hastings High School in 1956, and later that year married her sweetheart, Donald MacKenzie on Halloween. They lived in Hastings, and later moved to Vermontville where they raised their three children with lots of love and lessons on the importance of family and hard work.
Marilyn was very sharp and enjoyed working at Michigan National Bank as a teller, and became Branch Manager at Independent Bank. She was also treasurer at their church in Hastings and later the South Cochran Church of God in Charlotte. Some of the things she was very good at and enjoyed over the years, include crocheting, bowling, gardening and canning the fruits of her labor, making amazing homemade pickles, hunting deer and bear, fishing, and family camping trips. Family meant the world to Marilyn, and she especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing games and just spending time together.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald; son, Steven MacKenzie; daughter, Valerie (Thomas) Palmer; grandchildren, Nicole (Richard) Rivera, Curtis Palmer, Darcy MacKenzie (Jason Nesky), Erin (Joe) Elliston, Derek MacKenzie, and Dena (Christoph) Holzmann; 8 great-grandchildren, Audrey, Ethan, Morgan, Cameron, Avery, Cayden, Dylan, and Joanna; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian; sister, Margaret; and her parents.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Marilyn’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the South Cochran Church of God. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.

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