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Veronica Marie Piggott

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Veronica Marie Piggott, age 95, of Eaton Rapids was born April 28, 1928 to John and Cecil Mominee and passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023. Veronica was a woman of many talents, including quilting, sewing and cross stitch. She also enjoyed baking, puzzles and playing cards. There was nothing she loved more, though, than spending time with her family. She cherished every moment she had, especially with her grandchildren. Veronica will be deeply missed and loved by all who knew her.

Veronica is survived by her children: JoAn (Bill) Goerge, Charles (Louann) Piggott, James Piggott and special daughter Nancy (Steve) Harmer; grandchildren: Scott Rathbun, Jessica Rathbun and Charles Piggott; great grandchildren: Samantha Rathbun and Morgan (Alex) Coy; great great-grandchildren: Weston, Brysen, Braxton and Brighton. Veronica is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Piggott; and siblings: Jack, Virginia, Jim, Lyle and Bob.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Island City Assisted Living in Eaton Rapids for their excellent care.

A private burial will take place at Rosehill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in honor of Veronica may be made to Island City Assisted Living for their Bird Sanctuary (1507 Kyle Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827), she especially enjoyed watching the birds.

The family is being served by Gorsline-Runciman Tiffany Chapel.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TiffanyFuneralHome.com.

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Frank James Gatlin

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Frank James Gatlin of Eaton Rapids, passed away August 14, 2023, at the age of 89. Frank was born in Obion County, TN, June 22, 1934, the son of Dalton and Ivadale Gatlin. He was employed with General Motors as a factory worker, retiring in 1985 with 33 years of service. Frank was a member of the Wayside Chapel in Mason for several years. He was a gifted mechanic who enjoyed working on cars. Frank was a well-known figure in Eaton Rapids. If you made a visit to Quality Dairy in town, you might have seen him sitting behind the counter eating a donut and sharing his life stories.

Frank is survived by his children, Nancy (Richard) Pruden of Eaton Rapids, Charles (Sally) Gatlin of Eaton Rapids, Dennis (Carissa) Gatlin of OK; grandchildren, Christopher (Laura) McDaniel, Amanda Handziak, Rebecca Lewis, Jennipher Longerbean, Dalton (Caitlyn) Gatlin; 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Gatlin; six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were at 5 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. Visitation took place the same day from 3:30-5 p.m. Interment will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2023, in Munger Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave condolences for the family please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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Evelyn J. Rigelman

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Evelyn J. Rigelman, 96, of Olivet, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. She was born in Marshall, Michigan on April 9, 1927, the daughter of Clyde and Julia (Powers) Churchill.

Evelyn was a graduate of Marshall High School, Class of 1944 in Marshall, MI. She met Elsworth D. Rigelman “Al” while he was working on her family’s farm. They married in Angola, Indiana, on November 18, 1949, and together celebrated 67 years of marriage before he passed away on November 5, 2016. Evelyn worked outside the home at both Kellogg’s and O&I before raising her family at home. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, and her cats, but most of all her family.

Evelyn is survived by her three children, Steven (Jean) Rigelman of Olivet, Mike Rigelman of Olivet, Robert Rigelman of Lansing; grandchildren, Nicole (Brad) Baker of Olivet, Kristi (Bob) Janvrin of Marshall, Phillip Rigelman (Amy Whitcomb) of Olivet; five great-grandchildren, Lydia (Anthony) Twichell, Lilly, Levi, Landon, and Andrew. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, and parents.

Relatives and friends were received on Monday, August 14, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. A funeral service celebrating the life of Evelyn took place at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. James M. Gysel of Lee Center United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Creek Cemetery, Marshall, MI. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to donate to a charity of one’s choice. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.

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Harold Williams, Jr.

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Harold Williams, Jr., a hard-working and dedicated farmer, father, grandfather, and friend, died peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2023. Harold was born September 27, 1927, in Charlotte, the son of Harold Loomis and Etta Elizabeth (Remington) Williams. He attended Olivet High School. On April 4, 1946, he embarked on a beautiful journey of love and partnership when he married Alice Day. Harold lovingly described her as “the love of his life,” a sentiment that encapsulated the deep bond they shared throughout their years together. In fact, Alice and Harold entered the gates of Heaven only months apart.

Harold and Alice moved to Okemos shortly after their marriage, where Harold went to work farming on his uncle’s farm. He rounded his busy work-life with working part time at local slaughterhouses, and tending the grounds at East Lawn Cemetery. In 1966, Harold and Alice decided to move back to the Olivet area, where they bought Alice’s family farm on Bradley Road. Together, they raised crops and their two sons. Harold was an exquisite gardener. He loved time spent in the outdoors, especially raising vegetable and flower gardens to perfection, and in the woods hunting deer.

Harold is survived by his sons, David Williams and Lynn Williams; grandchildren, Scott Williams and Deanna Miller; great-grandchildren, Madison Williams, Jersey Gaedert, Simon Miller, and Nathanael Miller; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Audrey, Wava, Gleason, Romah, and Garry.

Friends are encouraged to support Harold’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation and Memorial Service dates will be available at www.prayfuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Elaine Joyce Page

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Elaine Joyce Page, a strong, independent, cancer survivor, died on Sunday, August 13, 2023. Elaine 91, of Charlotte, was born December 3, 1931, in Lansing, MI. the daughter of Neil and Florence (Halsey) Sprague. She grew up on a farm in Potterville and later graduated from Potterville High School in 1949. On September 23, 1950, Elaine married the love of her life, Don Page. Elaine was so proud of her family’s strong military and police background; she was proud that she was a daughter of The American Revolution. She is retried from Carl’s Supermarket in Potterville. Elaine was very talented, she was known for making countless wedding cakes, as well as her seamstress abilities and making her children’s clothing. Other hobbies for her included swimming, bowling, and spending time with her family. Elaine was very proud of her strong Christian beliefs.

Elaine is survived by her children, Chris Miller, Cindy Page, and Peggy Whitson (Bruce Goodwin who also was Elaine’s caretaker); grandchildren, Shani (John) Shannon, Harvest (Trevor) Bosworth, Angel (Nathan) Shain, Autumn Waterman, and Forest (Melissa) Whitson; great-grandchildren, Haven, Sage, Rhyan, Ruby, Ava, Micah, Liam, and Myla; sisters, Marie Backus, and Nancy (Alan) VandenBerg; and her beloved cat, Jenks. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; and brother, Dale Sprague.

Friends are encouraged to support Elaine’s family by sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Cremation is taking place and then Elaine will be interred at Benton Township Cemetery next to her husband. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Saved by Zade. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Julia Ann Foreman

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Julia Ann Foreman of Jackson, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 14, 2023, at the age of 58, after a short battle with cancer. Julia was born in Mt. Clemons, Michigan on December 2, 1964, the daughter of Phillip Schamehorn and the late Mary (Moore) Kikendall. She had many hobbies over the years, such as gardening, baking, going to the beach, and car shows, but most of all, she cherished her role as Grandma. Julia loved her grandchildren and spending time with them whenever she could. Julia was an avid university of Michigan football fan and enjoyed spending her Saturday afternoons watching the games. She was dedicated to customer service, working for many years as a manager at Hutch’s, a greeting card merchandiser at Grand Greeting Cards, and waitress at The Coachlight Inn.

She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas Foreman of Jackson; children, Juan (Courtney) Schamehorn of Grand Ledge, Jessica (Ben Sisa) Grider of The Jeep, James (Ashley) Grider of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Jade Schamehorn, Addison Schamehorn, Marcus Schamehorn, Jadrian Grider; father, Phillip (Martha) Schamehorn; siblings, Carolyn (Larry) Siefert of Springport, Phillip (Emily) Schamehorn of Ft. Wayne, IN; stepsiblings, Anita and Kelly; beloved dog, Lucy. Julia is preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Moore) Kikendall; brother, Barry Frasier.

Funeral Services were held at Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids on Friday August 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation was Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Lone Star Dog Ranch Rescue, 10030 County Road 288, Anna, TX in loving memory of Julia Ann Foreman. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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Carol Lynn Seitler

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Carol Lynn Seitler of Eaton Rapids passed away August 9, 2023, at the age of 76. She was born in Marshall, Michigan on June 28, 1947, the daughter of Russell and Geraldine (Bowers) Hornbeck. Carol’s greatest passion was her family and grandchildren, she loved attending the kids’ sporting events and spending as much time with them as possible. She was a jack of all trades and was very mechanically inclined, there wasn’t much Carol couldn’t do. In her free time, she enjoyed going to the casino, watching true crime TV, and playing with her beloved dogs.

Carol is survived by her spouse, Homer Seitler; children, Dawn Brockway, Brian (Stephanie) Macomber, Sheryl (Fred) Lightner, Linda (Ronnie McBrayer) Gay; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sister, Charla (Howard) Olds. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jack Hornbeck; granddaughter, April Hornbeck.

A Memorial Visitation was held at Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel on August 12, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Carol Lynn Seitler. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

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Kathleen Ann Brooks

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Kathleen Ann Brooks of Winthrop, Arkansas, passed away August 7, 2023, at the age of 77. Kathleen was born in Albion, MI on March 30, 1946, the daughter of Charles “Bud” and Frances (Adams) Sebastian. She worked at Eaton Stamping before moving to Arkansas, where she would earn her nursing degree in 1985. Kathleen worked as a nurse at De Queen Hospital and was a dedicated nurse for many years as well as a caregiver for many of her family members. She was a member of the Springport Ladies Auxiliary 6056 for 55 years, enjoyed bowling, listening to music, and singing. Kathleen was very outgoing and knew everyone, you could always find her at a local bar or restaurant socializing.

She is survived by her siblings, Tom (Marlene) Sebastian of Springport, Charles “Buddy” (Debra) Sebastian of Albion, Linda Fuller of Eaton Rapids; sisters-in-law, Tina Sebastian of Springport, Louise (Dicky) Rogers of Texas; brother-in-law, Gerald Brooks of Arkansas; stepsons, Greg Brooks of Arkansas, Guy Brooks of Arkansas; stepdaughters, Gretta (Kelly) Harris of Arkansas, Gayla (Kirby) Irvan of Arkansas; close family friends, Jill Tiner and Brianna Nichols of Arkansas, as well as several nieces and nephews. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, T. L. Brooks in 2015; brother, Bill Sebastian; infant son, John Smith.

Services will be held at Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel on August 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton County Medical Care Facility or Springport Ladies Auxiliary 6056 in loving memory of Kathleen Ann Brooks. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website www.millsfuneral.com.

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Eleanor A. Lacasse

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Eleanor A. Lacasse, age 77, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan passed away on July 26, 2023. Services honoring her life will be held, weather permitting, on August 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of God, An International Association, located at 7868 Old M-78 (Lansing Road) in East Lansing, Michigan. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be directed to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

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Norman David Cascaddan

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Norman David Cascaddan passed away on August 3, 2023, after a brief illness at the age of 66. Norman was born on June 21, 1957, in Clare, MI. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Teasil (Dunkle) Cascaddan, along with his sister Ruby, brother Richard, and sister-in-law Gale.

He graduated from Evertt High School in Lansing, Michigan, with the class of 1976. Throughout his life, Norman enjoyed golfing and playing video games. In 1998, Norman married his best friend, Trudy Rolfe, and together they raised four children over 25 years. Norman worked in various industries including G.M, Dedos, and Dowding before retiring from Alro Steel.

Norman will be dearly missed by his wife, Trudy Jo (Rolfe-Comer-Stoken) Cascaddan; his children: Emily (Travis) Wright, Jason Comer, Josh (Jesse) Comer, and Jessica (Jason Hicks) Comer; and his grandchildren: Ryan Comer, Colin Comer, Sophie Comer, and Cassandra Comer. Norman is also survived by siblings: Ruth (Dale) Laplow, Judy (Jim) Laplow, and Jean (Craig) Thomas.

Memorial services celebrating Norman’s life are being decided at this time. Should you wish to make a donation, please choose your favorite pet rescue organization on Norman’s behalf. Arrangements entrusted to Vickers Leslie Funeral Home, 109 N. Church Street/PO Box 503, Leslie, MI 49251. 517-878-6600.

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