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Kathleen Ingram

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Kathleen Viola Ingram, age 73, of Olivet passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on October 27, 1949, to George and Dora (Blaine) Harmon. Kathleen grew up and attended school in Olivet graduating with the class of ’68. In March of 1970, she married Stephen Ingram in Olivet.
Many things could be said about Kathleen. She worked hard for many years for the State of Michigan as she and Stephen raised their family. They lived for a time by the Lake of the Woods and she loved to fish! Family meant the world to Kathleen. She spent countless hours taking care of family members. Over the last few years, she and her daughter Candace traveled together frequently to various museums, to go shopping, or just to spend quality time together. Kathleen loved her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by them all.
Kathleen is survived by her children: Candace Kelley of Charlotte, Wayne (Rose) Ingram of Olivet, Lori Ingram of Battle Creek, Laura Lou (Wes) Fendon of Phoenix, Arizona; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; brother, Terry (Jeana) Harmon; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stephen in 2002; sister, Shirley Sadowsky; and brother, Frank Harmon.
Following Kathleen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those desiring may make a charitable contribution in Kathleen’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.
To view Kathleen’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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Daniel Speck

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Mr. Daniel A. Speck, age 68 of Nashville, MI (formerly of Hebron, IN) passed away on October 29, 2022, at his home in Assyria Township.
Dan was born in Winamac, Indiana, the son of Gloria and Louis Speck. He was raised in the Hebron area and attended local schools. After completing his education Dan joined the United States Air Force; serving faithfully during the Vietnam War as part of the 819th R.E.D.H.O.R.S.E. squadron.
Growing up on a farm, Dan would watch his father and grandfather repair farm equipment and fabricate necessary implements and tools that were used in day-to-day operations. He used this knowledge to become a diesel mechanic, specializing in tractor trailers and heavy equipment; a career and hobby that spanned over 40 years.
On November 19, 1983, he married Deb. They made their home in Hebron until 1996 when they relocated to the Nashville area where they settled on 20 acres in Assyria Township. Their new “country” setting provided the perfect opportunity for Dan to pursue his passion for horses and farm equipment. He was a cowboy and loved spending time trail riding and team roping. When he wasn’t riding, Dan enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. He especially looked forward to the annual Deer Camp, in Northern Michigan with friends.
He is survived by his wife Deb; his daughter Diana; two sons, Charles and David; best friends, Randy (Paula) Kuss, Kirk (Kristy) Wood, and his favorite horse “Ramsey.” He was preceded in death by his daughter Tracy, sister Sandra, and father Louis.
Funeral service were held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at The Geisen Funeral Home, 624 North Main Street, Hebron IN 46341.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dan’s name to Great Lakes Burn Camp for Children. glbcforkids.org.
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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Patricia Van Skike

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Patricia Joan (Clemens) Van Skike, age 90, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2022, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, MI. She joyfully entered the presence of her Savior. Pat was born February 5, 1932, in Sturgis, one of six children, to Vernon and Marjorie (King) Wallick.
She met and fell in love with a boy down the street; she married Richard Clemens on February 12, 1949. Pat was a homemaker, mother of three daughters, and was active in the early formation years of the Sturgis Wesleyan Church.
She wasn’t much of a traveler or adventurer, but in 1960, she traveled alone with the three girls to meet Richard in Tournata, Liberia, on Africa’s west coast, where they served for two years as lay missionaries. Upon their return to Sturgis, Pat began caring for children in her home, and ran a daycare for many years. Eventually, she helped to establish the Humpty Dumpty Nursery School at the Wesleyan Church. Her love of and devotion to children never wavered, and until her life’s end, she delighted in holding a baby in her arms.
In 1973, Richard died at age 47. On November 29, 1974, Pat married Bryan Van Skike, a longtime friend of the family and recent widower. Pat moved to his home in Charlotte, MI and established a new chapter with Bryan’s children. They were married for 46 years.
Pat continued to care for children in their home and they became “Grandma and Grandpa” to numerous children in this area. They were active members of First Baptist Church, where Pat taught Sunday School, volunteered in the nursery, and made many friends. In both Sturgis and Charlotte, family members were blessed to share life with a woman of unconditional love, strong faith, and an open heart. Pat’s life was one of praise and thanksgiving.
When it became evident that neither of them could no longer live on their own, Pat and Bryan returned to live in Sturgis in 2019. Bryan, age 93, passed away at Thurston Woods in 2020, and Pat entered Thurston Woods the following year. We thank the staff for their loving care.
She is survived by her Clemens children: Linda (Larry) Hahn, Mary (Joe) Schmitt, Katie Clemens; and her Van Skike children: Brynda Filkins, Penny Pickett, Nathan (Kathy) Van Skike. Pat leaves one brother, Vern Wallick; two sister, Beverly Fuller and Dixie DeHaan; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on November 12th at Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home, 206 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI. Visitation with the family will be at 1:00 p.m.; the Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. The service will be livestreamed at https://listentochurch.com/listen/bgk. Reception to follow at the funeral home.
If desired, memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, 1210 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI. Relatives and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Rosalie Sinko

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Rosalie Ann Sinko, a jokester who always enjoyed a good laugh, died Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the Stoneleigh Hospice House in Lansing. Rosalie 89, of Charlotte, was born April 21, 1933, in Detroit, MI the daughter of Jerome Maurer and Helen (Gryble) Sharkey. She graduated from Resurrection High School in 1951. On October 23, 1954, Rosalie married Robert Sinko and for the next 66 years they created their legacy until his passing in 2020. She was very devoted in her Catholic faith; she was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved tending to her flower gardens, crafts, reading, watching Judge Judy, Sunday car rides, and most importantly spending time with her family.
Rosalie is survived by her children, Mark (Sherry) Sinko, Randi Sinko, Karen (Kris) Fase, and Kathy Sinko-Mills; daughter-in-law, Linda Sinko; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; and her son, Robert John Sinko in 2022.
Friends are encouraged to support Rosalie’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte on Thursday, November 3, 2022 with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Stoneleigh Hospice House in Lansing. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Dennis Hamm

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Dennis Gerald Hamm, age 69, of Olivet, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Savior on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. He was born August 5, 1953, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan the son of Gerald and Norene (Farmer) Hamm. Dennis graduated from Olivet High School with the class of 1973.
Dennis is survived by his daughter, Marie Ann Morrison; grandchildren: Tyler Vandlen, Brady Brisson, Samantha Hamm, Victoria Hamm; sisters: Linda Davis of Marshall, Judy (John) Clark of Holland, Debra (Rick) Slone of Olivet; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gerald Dennis Hamm.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with a reception to follow. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. just prior to the service. Burial will take place at Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions in Dennis’s memory to the family to be used towards an education fund for his granddaughters.
To view Dennis’ obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Randy Serr

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Randy Serr passed away October 25, 2022. He was born October 3, 1957, to parents, George Serr and Nancy Serr. Randy graduated from Everett High School. He was known for being a hard worker and retired from Oldsmobile. He based his life around his family. You could catch him doing many hobbies he enjoyed such as darts, race cars, hunting and watching his favorite sports on TV.
Randy is survived by his wife, Diane (Graham) Serr of 43 years; two beautiful daughters, Trisha Sentell (Jim Sentell) and Nicole Serr (Torrey Symonds); sister, Reta Alexnder (Bill Alexander); brothers, Brent Graham (Paulette Graham) and Tim Graham; four grandchildren: Jimmy, Austin, Mya and Mckenna; and many other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nancy; brother, Kenneth; his in-laws, Duane and Shirleen; nephews, Seth and Chris.
He will be missed by all his family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Charles Lewis “Chuck” Filbert

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Charles Lewis “Chuck” Filbert, of Charlotte, MI, a man with a great sense of humor who could laugh at most anything, died Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the age of 86. He was born July 17, 1936 in Forman, North Dakota, the son of John and Edna Filbert. Chuck’s family moved to Michigan when he was only nine months old. In 1955, Chuck graduated from Charlotte High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was proud to be a veteran. On July 13, 1958 he married the love of his life, Glenda Stadel.
For many years, Chuck was a dairy farmer and contractor. He built and remodeled houses in the Charlotte area for many years. Chuck was a person who could fix most anything. If anything broke, his mantra was, “I’ll take care of it,” and he did. He and Glenda always did things together, they were inseparable. They enjoyed many things together; including riding motorcycles through the countryside, making trips as far as Sandusky and Traverse City. Glenda fondly remembers their fishing trips in the Canadian wilderness with friends. Chuck and Glenda were snowbirds to Florida and due to health problems had recently been living full-time in Zephyrhills.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 64 years, Glenda; brother-in-law, Dick Stadel; sister, Donna Tellas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by their three sons, Tim, Mark and Chris; his parents, John and Edna; and two sisters, Dorothy and Evelyn.
Memorial services for Chuck will be conducted in the Spring in Charlotte, Michigan. Friends are encouraged to support Chuck’s family by attending services in the spring or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. His family is being served by Pray Funeral Home of Charlotte.

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Deborah Ruth Fulger

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Deborah Ruth Fulger, 58, of Eaton Rapids, a loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Deborah was born April 25, 1964, in Charlotte, the daughter of David Russell and Rosemarie “Cookie” (Willis) Banks.
She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1982 before moving to Texas and starting her family. Deborah was a devoted employee and she worked over 12 years as an account clerk at Westrock in Lansing where she developed a close group of friends. Deborah loved all animals, especially horses, which she will be riding in heaven.
She and her sister, Sue, travelled the state collecting row-by-row quilt squares and she adored the time they spent together. Their beautiful creations won acclaim and are cherished gifts to their family members. Deborah loved to spend hours in her garden which was full of beautiful flowers and vegetables. She loved the canning and homesteading lifestyle. She stayed busy with various crafts including all kinds of puzzles, painting ceramics with friends at Your Creative Space, making macramé plant baskets, cross stitching and just about any other fabric-based crafting that she could find.
She was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids, where she enjoyed deep fellowship and Faith with her granddaughter Annabelle every Sunday. Above all else, Deborah was love. She loved all of God’s creatures.
Deborah is survived by her sons, Chris Fulger and Jason Fulger; grandchildren, Annabelle and Hunter Fulger; her mother, Rosemarie “Cookie” (Willis) Banks; siblings, Marti (Don) Straub, Brian (Cindy) Banks, Sue Thompson, and Rose (Aaron) Jenkins; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her father, David Russell Banks in 2017.
Friends are encouraged to support Deborah’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation was held at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte on Friday, November 4 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids with Pastor Melany Chalker 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 Deborah’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a locally based domestic violence support group known as EVE which stands for End Violent Encounters. Donations can be made to their website www.eveinc.org. We also ask that funeral attire be purple since that is her favorite color as well as the color that represents domestic violence. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Laurence Russell Galvin

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Laurence Russell Galvin, a happy go lucky man, died on Monday, October 31, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. Laurence, 67, of Charlotte, was born October 14, 1955, in Lansing, MI the son of Laurence and Mary (Morris) Galvin. Following graduating from high school Laurence enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country for four years. He worked as a window repairman for Carefree Windows in Charlotte and was known for his handyman skills. Many will remember Laurence for being the center of attention and his ability to get along with just about anyone that he crossed paths with. His hobbies included reading, working on jigsaw puzzles and building model cars.
Laurence is survived by his children, Josh Galvin, and Molly Galvin; three grandchildren, Dayton, Kylee, and Damian; siblings, Steve (Rhonda) Galvin, Wayne Galvin, and Louella (Mike) Hamilton. He was predeceased by his parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Laurence’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Funeral services are Monday, November 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. Visitation will be held just prior to the service from Noon – 2:00 p.m. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Holli Hale

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It is with heavy hearts we announce Holli Laine Hale, 48, said her earthly goodbye on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Preceding her in death was her mother, Laurie Hale, as well as her grandparents Stan and Lila Green, and Don and Edith Hale, and uncles Dennis and David Hale.
Holli was born in Vermontville, Michigan, on December 22, 1973. Holli had a genuine love of people, would befriend family, friends, and strangers alike and would love them with her whole heart. She will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind: her children, Colton and Gracen Armstrong; her father, Darryl (Sue) Hale; sister Robin (Matt) Murphy; nieces, Lauren and Leah; and aunts, uncle, and cousins; and her Montana family, Madison Moody and Dennis Morrow.
A Celebration of Life has taken place in Montana and a Celebration will be at the First Congregational Church in Vermontville on November 22, 2022. A luncheon and fellowship will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. followed by a service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to support Colton and Gracen. If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to Gracen Armstrong and send to Manhattan Bank, P.O. Box 690, Manhattan, Montana 59741. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.

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