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Judy K. See

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Judy K. See, 77, of Bellevue, Michigan passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

She was born on July 22, 1946, to Kenneth and Evelyn (Sharp) Shilling in Marshall, Michigan.

On November 11, 1966, Judy married Lyle in Olivet, Michigan at Olivet Congregational Church.

Judy enjoyed her longstanding Wednesday girl’s day. She was an excellent gardener, especially with flowers. She loved listening to music, soft pop being her favorite and making people laugh with her joking around. The family always looked forward to her cookies and zucchini bread among other baked goods. She also loved attending her children and grandchildren’s school and sporting events, she may or may not have been one of the most vocal in the stands. Judy was a master at planning out the route and finding good deals at garage sales.

Judy is survived by her loving spouse, Lyle; her children, Missy See-Webb of Bellevue, Michigan, Joani See of Bellevue, Michigan, Chuck See of Bellevue, Michigan and Ken (Nicole) See of Cedar Springs, Michigan; her grandchildren, Blake Webb of Bellevue, Michigan, Zach (Megan) Webb of Bellevue, Michigan, Ella See of Cedar Springs, Michigan, Skylar See of Cedar Springs, Michigan, Tristan See of Cedar Springs, Michigan, Lyle See of St. Augustine, Florida, William See of St. Augustine, Florida and Cody See of St. Augustine, Florida; her great granddaughters, Lakelynn Webb and Emerson Webb and her sister, Susie Hoag of Raliegh, N. Carolina and her brother, William Shilling.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Donna Sampson and Patricia Norton.
Per Judy’s request, private services will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Olivet Congregational Church (125 College St., Olivet, MI 49076).
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N. Marshall, Michigan 49068. Please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.

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Sarah Margaret Chandler

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Sarah Margaret Chandler, a remarkable woman whose life was marked by dedication, compassion, and an unyielding spirit, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the age of 81, in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Born on August 7, 1942, to Pastor Jarrett T. Chandler and Annabelle Slack Chandler in Charleston, West Virginia, Sarah’s journey through life was one defined by unwavering determination, boundless love, and a deep commitment to her family and community.

Sarah’s early years were marked by a sense of adventure as her family moved across various locations in West Virginia. At age 16, she and her family settled in North Haledon, New Jersey, where her father assumed the role of a pastor at the First Baptist Church in Paterson, New Jersey.

On September 8, 1962, Sarah married Robert Edward Planten, and together they embarked on the joys of parenthood, having four sons. Despite her busy role as a mother, Sarah was determined to pursue her dreams. In May 1973, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. This marked the beginning of her lifelong dedication to education. She opened her own nursery school, the Milton Early Learning Center, after an apprenticeship at another nursery school in West Milford, New Jersey. For 13 years, Sarah nurtured and educated young minds, instilling in them a love for learning.

In 1985, as a single mother, Sarah embarked on another journey, enrolling in a paralegal program at Montclair State College. She worked tirelessly, juggling two full-time jobs; one at New Jersey Bell Telephone the other as a waitress at Jorgensen’s Inn.

In May of 1987, Sarah was accepted into Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where she completed her law degree in May 1990 while working full time at a law firm. Following her studies, she clerked for an Eaton County Circuit Court Judge, proving her unwavering commitment to justice. In May of 1991, she opened her law practice in Charlotte, Michigan, which she passionately pursued until her retirement in 2017.

Sarah’s commitment to her community extended far beyond her legal career. She was a founding member of SIREN, Inc., now known as SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Inc., providing a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and homelessness. She served as the president of the Charlotte Kiwanis Club, Lansing Torch Club, and Altrusa Club of Greater Lansing, leaving a lasting impact on each organization.

Sarah’s dedication was recognized with the Lansing State Journal’s People’s Choice Award for Charlotte Attorney in 2010 and 2011, as well as the Community Cornerstone Award from Mayor Brown of Charlotte.
Her faith and love for music led her to Central United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir during a European tour, sharing her voice in churches across Austria, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia. She was actively involved in numerous church committees and served as a Sunday School teacher.

Upon her retirement, Sarah relocated to Salisbury, North Carolina, where she continued to serve her community as a member of First United Methodist Church and the Salisbury Kiwanis Club.

Sarah is survived by her loving sons Ronald, Donald, and Duane, her cherished grandson Jonathan, her sister Anna Chandler Wilkins, and her brother, Dr. Jarrett T. Chandler, Jr. Her legacy of love, dedication, and service will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched.

A memorial service celebrating Sarah’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury, North Carolina.

The Chandler family has entrusted Lyerly Funeral Home with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.

Sarah Margaret Chandler’s life was a testament to the power of resilience, love, and the impact one person can have on the world. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

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Donald Edward Wyckoff

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Donald Edward Wyckoff embarked on his first day in the embrace of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Born on July 8, 1945, in Eaton Rapids, MI, he was the son of Harold and Norma (Clark) Wyckoff. He was raised in Eaton Rapids where he graduated in the class of 1963. Don’s journey led him to Ferris State University to study graphic design before he answered the call to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed at Ft. McClellan in Alabama.

In his professional life, Don made significant contributions to the field of Marketing, notably as the Art Director for the State of Michigan, where his talent and dedication earned him numerous awards and accolades. He also dedicated six years to promoting golf in Michigan, marketing, and championing golf courses across the state. After retiring, he served as the Director of the Eaton Rapids Chamber of Commerce, introducing the Ryder Cup Challenge and tirelessly working to bring new businesses to the community. His efforts led to the establishment of a coffee shop, children’s theatre, the GAR Museum, the Eaton Rapids Christian School, and the first Eaton Rapids City Market.

Don was a devoted follower of Jesus and served Him for many years at the First Baptist Church. He initiated the Christmas Eve service and directed it for several years. Don’s passion for music shone through his participation in the FBC praise band, and as a member of the Sojourner Quartet. He was honored with the Ted Oliver Award for his unwavering commitment and service to the Eaton Rapids Community.

Don is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Marietta) Wyckoff; his children, Angela (Dan) Kidder, and Matthew Wyckoff. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Madelyn Kidder, Carson (Maddy) Kidder; one sister, Pat (Stan) Sims; nieces and nephews; longtime friend and kidney donor, Dean(Carleen) Peters; and his church family at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids.

The family received friends at Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church in Eaton Rapids. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Don Wyckoff memorial fund in care of Carolyn Wyckoff. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com

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Barbara Ann Wireman

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Barbara Ann Wireman, age 93, of Olivet, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Saturday, September 30, 2023. She was born August 16, 1930, in Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio the daughter of Alfred and Frances (Garver) Cousino. On December 25, 1948, she married Homer Wireman and enjoyed life’s joys together for 60 years. Barb was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She always looked forward to Christmas time when she would gather her family around her table and enjoy spending time together. She and Homer loved collecting numerous types of treasures throughout their lives but her bell collection was her favorite. She had collected over 13,000 bells in total during her life. Barb also like Fenton Glass, antique furniture, and vintage Christmas decorations. Barb loved traveling together with Homer throughout the United States and they were sure to stop at each and every garage sale along the way.

Barb is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer; sons, Donald Wireman, Timothy Wireman; grandsons, Teddy Wireman, Andrew Wireman, Jeremy Murphy; siblings, Myrna Neufer, James (Marija) Cousino, Patricia Cousino, and John Cousino.

She is survived by her children, Robert Wireman, Cris (Larry) Rizzuto, Albert (Cathy) Wireman, Gary (Kathi) Wireman, Rick (Michelle) Wireman, Pam (Mark) Wells, John (Lisa) Wireman, James (Kathy) Wireman, Mike Wireman; sister, Sharon (Ron) Hanna; daughters-in-law, Ann Wireman, Vickie Wireman; sister-in-law Louise Cousino; brother-in-law, Earl Neufer; 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and numerous great great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. Following the visitation, a graveside service took place at approximately 11:45 a.m. at Bosworth Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions in Barb’s honor to Eaton Community Palliative Care 2675 S. Cochran Road, Charlotte, MI 48813.

To view Barb’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com

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Bonnie K. Stansbury

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Bonnie K. Stansbury, age 82, of Olivet, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023. She was born July 21, 1941, in Charlotte, the daughter of Leonard and Ina (Thornton) Post. Bonnie adored her family and cherished each and every opportunity she had to spend together with them. Children held a special place in her heart and she was at her happiest when surrounded by them. She worked for the Olivet Public Schools for many years. When not at work she enjoyed fishing, camping, and cleaning. Bonnie loved all holidays and always looked forward to having those she loved most together with her.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Darrell (Lori) Wampler of Charlotte, Dawn Hickey of Swartz Creek, Darren (Kristin Mundy) Wampler of Hicksville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy; son Darwin Wampler; and grandson, Rudy Albarez.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. just prior to the service. Burial will follow at Bosworth Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions in Bonnie’s memory to the American Kidney Foundation.

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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Teresa Ann Treadwell

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Teresa Ann Treadwell, of Eaton Rapids and formerly Charlotte, known by many for her very giving heart, died October 1, 2023 at the age of 50. Teresa was born December 24, 1972 in Eaton Rapids, the third daughter of Richard and Vivian (Galusha) Freer. A 1991 graduate of Eaton Rapids High School, Teresa went on to be a secretary for the Eaton County Jail for many years. She and her late husband, Larry, loved to tell people that they met in jail (he was a deputy). Teresa adored her children and was a very involved mom, attending every event and being involved in all of their activities as they were growing up. Some of Teresa’s favorite activities were listening to classical and Disney music, watching her favorite TV shows (MASH and Chicago Fire), and any opportunity where she could go camping in her tent.

Teresa is survived by her son, Lance (Taylor) Treadwell; daughter, Meagan Treadwell; step son, Larry Treadwell; father, Richard Freer; sisters, Janet Freer and Cindy (Kevin) Richmond; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved dog, Sham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lee Treadwell in 2018; and by her mother, Vivian Freer in 2020.

Friends are encouraged to support Teresa’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation and a celebration of Life were held Thursday, October 5, 2023 with Rev. Andy Shaver officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Neil Thomas Cortright

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Neil Thomas Cortright, 88, of Olivet, Michigan passed away in the comfort of his home, with his loving family by his side September 30, 2023. He was born August 5, 1935 in Springport, Michigan to Clarendon and Bessie Berneice (Winchell) Cortright, who have preceded him in death. Neil attended and graduated from Springport High School before going on to serve his country in the United States Army. On May 22, 1955, while home on leave, Neil married the love of his life, Vivian McMurtrie, together they shared 68 years of marriage until Vivian’s passing in May of 2023. Neil was a skilled welder and a dedicated dairy farmer. His membership in Farm Bureau showcased his deep connection to his agricultural community. One of Neil’s greatest joys was his cows; he had a special affinity for these gentle creatures, tending to them with care and affection. Neil’s soft spot for animals didn’t end there, he held a special place in his heart for all animals, especially dogs.

Neil enjoyed family holidays, his favorite being Christmas. He loved gathering with family, creating cherished memories that will forever warm the hearts of those who shared those special moments with him. After Neil retired from farming, he spent a great deal of time traveling around the United States with Vivian and their good friends, the Southworths. They loved exploring new places and taking in all the sights each place had to offer. Neil will forever be remembered for his great sense of humor, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the pleasure of sharing a laugh with him.

In addition to his wife and parents Neil was preceded in death by his siblings, Doris (Richard) Kinney, Donna (Robert) Connor, and Clare (Mable) Cortright Jr. He is survived by his children, Ronald (Brenda) Cortright, Teresa (Jerry) Schneider, Rebecca Cortright-Brown, and Pamela (Eric) Sawatzki; eight grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, as well as many great-grandchildren.

A funeral Service honoring Neil’s life was Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Vickers Springport Funeral Home, 121 Pearl St. Springport Michigan. He was laid to rest at Lee Center Cemetery following the service. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be directed to Careline Hospice, 103 S. Jackson St. Ste 200, Jackson, Michigan 49201. Arrangements entrusted to Vickers Springport Funeral Home 121 Pearl St./P.O. Box 235 Springport, Michigan 49284. 517-857-4848.

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Richard “Dick” Lavern McManus

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Richard “Dick” Lavern McManus of Charlotte, a wonderful guy that always made sure his family was taken care of, died October 3, 2023, at the age of 95. Born in Charlotte, MI to Vern and Blanche (King) McManus on September 22, 1928, Dick grew up learning about hard work, the importance of family, and a love of learning how to fix things and tinker with all kinds of gadgets to learn how they worked. A music lover, Dick enjoyed playing the guitar, especially old “Real Country” bluegrass style music, which he often played at area care homes in his winter home in Rockport, TX. Deer hunting was something Dick enjoyed, but only if he could get his trophy within 15 minutes. Fishing was more his style, enjoying any opportunity where he could be on the water at Guernsey Lake.

Working at Automatic Screw in Charlotte for many years, Dick was there until the age of 62 alongside Curley Cooper. This probably fostered his interest as a tinkerer, because he was always working on something and interested in gadgets and how they worked. He also enjoyed puzzles, as well as collecting rocks and seashells, and his weekly trips to McDonald’s in Lansing. With a love for travel, he enjoyed winters in Texas after his retirement, and in his 80’s he rode a bicycle alongside his grandson in “One Pedal Across Michigan.”

Dick is survived by his daughter-in-law, Darlene McManus; grandchildren, Charles and Julius McManus; five great-grandchildren, Wesley, Casey-Jo, Keegan, Brendan, and Collin; and two great great-grandchildren, Kayden and Atlas; and companion, Anita Gordon. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth; son, James Charles McManus; brother, Harley Bennett McManus, and sister, Alta Christensen.

Friends are encouraged to support Dick’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. All services are on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at Pray Funeral Home with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, funeral services at 12 noon, and a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Gerald William Sundermann

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Gerald William Sundermann of Dimondale, passed away October 3, 2023, at the age of 87. Gerald was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 15, 1935, the son of George and Edith (Martin) Sundermann. He served in the Air Force as a mechanic in the early years and then went on to be a foreman for General Motors where he retired in 1987. In his free time, he raised fowl having 40 different breeds of birds at one time or another.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Lou (Jones) Sundermann; siblings, Michael (Bonnie) Sundermann, James Sundermann, William Sundermann, Jack Sundermann and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 7, 2023, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. Visitation will take place Friday from 2-4 p.m. and Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Christian Fellowship Church, 5324 Millett Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

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Scott Kirkland

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Scott Kirkland of Eustis, FL and formerly of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on September 30, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 30, 1965, the son of Roy Kirkland and Norma (Kirkland) Cole.

Scott is survived by his mother, Norma Cole, three sisters, Kimberly Faggion, Lori Kirkland, and Tami Byer. Along with his husband, Reid Haines, and sister and brother-in-law, Gregg and Shelly Brooks.

Scott enjoyed traveling the beach and gathering with his family and friends. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who loved and remember him.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, Roy Kirkland, stepfather, Bill Cole, and brother-in-law, Chris Byer.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. The family will receive friends starting at 10:00 a.m. and host a light reception immediately following the service. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com

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