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Margaret H. Peltier


Margaret Hazel Peltier, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died September 6, 2020 at the age of 98 in Hartwell, Ga.  Margaret formerly resided in Bradenton, Fla. and Charlotte. She was born March 3, 1922 in Hibbing, Minn. to George and Hazel (Bartlett) Tinkey. She graduated from Potterville High School where she lettered in basketball.  She married Gordon Peltier on August 30, 1941. Margaret was a hard-working farmer’s wife who was busy, but always had time for others. A heart of generosity and a great memory, Margaret always remembered family birthdays and made sure she recognized them. She enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, shuffleboard and visiting with friends. She and Gordon were on the shuffleboard league at El Rancho Park in Florida and she was the president of the Petticoat League for several years.
Margaret is survived by her son, Jerry (Alice Ann); daughter, Sue (Darryl); 10 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Wright in 1970; her husband of 67 years, Gordon in 2008; and daughter, Bonnie Norris in 2018.
A graveside service with immediate family will be held at Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing, with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating.  Friends are encouraged to support Margaret’s family by sharing memories of Margaret on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com. If desired, a memorial contribution in Margaret’s honor can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Marilyn W. Biczak


Marilyn W. Biczak passed away peacefully Thursday morning, September 10, 2020, surrounded by family; she was loved. She was born in Charlotte on May 9, 1939 to Charles and Gertrude Bush and was the older sister to twins Donna Cogswell (Donald) and Doras Weinley (Bob).
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Alan J. Biczak on May 2, 2016.
She is survived by her two lucky children, Laura Pulsifer (Jim) and David J. Olson (Brooke).
Laura and David feel fortunate to have had such a strong and encouraging advocate as their Mother. She was their biggest cheerleader in life and instilled in them a sense of compassion for others.
Marilyn was also blessed with nine grandchildren: Andrew McDonough (Kailee), Daniel McDonough (Callie), Dylan Sawyer, Dave Olson (Megan), Blake Olson, Grayson Olson, Andy Pulsifer (Paige), Alex Pulsifer (Ryann), and Jennifer Tenbrink (Nick). Alan and Marilyn traveled extensively during their retirement and settled back in West Michigan 10 years ago. At that time, she and her daughter and son-in-law created “Sassy Glass Necklaces” and participated in hundreds of craft shows throughout Michigan; Marilyn not only made the necklaces but was the personality of the business. Marilyn loved two things in life: family and shopping. She wasn’t interested in cooking and she wasn’t afraid to admit it. However, her delicious cheesy garlic bread was phenomenal! She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spoiling them all with treats, reading to them and just talking to them about their day. Marilyn will be missed by her very best friends from high school, the “Eight-Eights” and Charlotte H.S. Class of 1957, her co-workers, where she worked as a medical secretary, many nieces and nephews, along with her adopted family at Shoreline Allergy. Marilyn was a world traveler, country music enthusiast, and honorary member of the Grand Ole Opry, world-class shopper and a friend to all she met. She was remarkable, in that, wherever she was she brought laughter, happiness and genuine caring for whomever was in front of her at that moment. She was kind, selfless and genuine in a way like people used to be; she was timeless. There will be no services at this time due to COVID-19. Please consider donations to Harbor Hospice of Muskegon in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to the Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 213 E. Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com.

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Jan Tefft


Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Jan Marie Tefft, 64, of Vermontville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 in her home with her loved ones by her side, after a short but valiant fight against ovarian cancer.
Jan is survived by her husband, Michael Howard Tefft of Vermontville; her son, Andrew Fowler and wife, Casey of Grand Ledge; daughter, Crystal Fowler of Portland, and grandsons, Grayson and Micha Fowler, Conner Gleason, and her beloved dog, Jasmine.
Also surviving are brothers, Brad Fedewa, Brian Fedewa and wife, Annette, Greg Fedewa, Chris Fedewa and wife, Lisa, and sisters, Valarie and husband, Doug Erwin, Tonya Fedewa and husband, Michael Nowik, Wendy and husband, Don Cole, Andrea Fedewa and husband, Dave Haines, Lynne and husband, Joe Vermillion, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of central Michigan. She is also survived by in-laws, Sue and husband, Randy Fogle, Steve Tefft and wife, Gloria, and stepson, Tyler Tefft and wife, Alia.
Jan was preceded in death by her father and mother, Vernon and Dorothy Fedewa and sister-in-law, Jeri Fedewa.
Jan Marie Fedewa was born in Lansing on January 20, 1956. She graduated from Portland High School in 1974 and worked for 30 years at Fisher Body before retiring in 2008.
Jan and Mike were married in Grand Ledge on September 17, 2007.
Jan had a feminine side that loved the color pink, hearts, and bling. But she had another side that was just as comfortable rolling up her sleeves and doing the hard and dirty work in the garden.  She loved the outdoors and took great pride in her gardening and landscaping, with an ability to create beauty in outdoor spaces with her own very distinctive style.
Jan was a very high-energy person, always on the go, with the speed and agility of a hummingbird.  She and Mike loved camping, hiking, and fishing, and especially enjoyed their time in the Ludington area. Jan was also an avid skater, skier, and bowler.
The Fedewa family is famous for huge family get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Independence Day.  Jan was an integral part of that tradition, highlighted by her wonderful baked beans and German chocolate cake, which rarely had leftovers.
There was no one more dependable than Jan when you really needed her.  Most of all, Jan was a giver, always thinking of others and selfless in her relationships with friends and family. She treasured the time with her grandsons and formed a particularly strong bond over the last several years with Avery Hoppes, her young grand-niece.
Jan’s selflessness was shown right to the end.  The last thing she wanted was to be a burden or trouble for anyone.  Jan lived her whole life like that, always giving more than she took.  We should all strive to learn from that part of her character.
The family requests that donations be made to Heartland Hospice of Mason. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Albert B. Startup


Albert B. Startup, 96, of Charlotte passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, September 11, 2020.
Al was born July 1, 1924, in Royal Oak. Immediately after high school, in 1941, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Soon after enlisting in the Navy, the country became involved in World War II. During his time in the Navy, Al served in the submarine service and participated in battles fought in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 1945, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. Soon after his discharge, he joined the Naval Reserves and was selected for active duty at the Great Lakes Electronics Laboratories. Upon being relieved of active service duty in the Navy a second time, Al joined the United States Army where he served his country for an additional 17 years. After retiring from the Army, Al worked for Owens Illinois for an additional 26 years, until his retirement in 1989. In addition, Al maintained and farmed the family farm from 1962 until 1989.
On November 25, 1952, he married the love of his life, Maudie Irene Lake in Battle Creek. Together, Al and Maudie were blessed with three children and nearly 68 years of marriage. By all accounts, Al was a gifted man that possessed many talents; he obtained his pilot’s license and captain’s license, served on the Olivet School Board, amongst countless other accomplishments. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, gardening and travel. Al was baptized and was a member of the Lee Center United Methodist Church in Olivet.
Al is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Maudie; Children: Charles Startup of Charlotte, Susan (David) Hiler of Lawrence; Grandchildren: Alena M. Clark of Flushing, Amanda (Joe) Richards of Vicksburg, and Benjamin Wierenga of Lawrence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Charles Zwayer, and his son, Michael K. Startup in 1980.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at the Lee Center United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. James Gysel officiating. Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Al’s memory to the Lee Center United Methodist Church, 23058 21 Mile Rd., Olivet, MI 49076.
To view’s Al’s obituary online or leave a condolence for the family, please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Joyce E. Dankenbring


Joyce Dankenbring, age 72, of Huntington, died at 9:06 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2020 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Rev. Raymond Scribner officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery. Please follow local recommendations for face coverings and social distancing during all events.
Preferred memorials are to Huntington House, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.
Joyce was born on August 17, 1948 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Klaun) Foote. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1966 and attended Lansing Community College. She married David C. Dankenbring on July 6, 1979 in Grand Ledge, Michigan, where they lived and worked together on their third-generation family farm before moving to Huntington. She attended classes at Michigan State University to become a master gardener and was a member of a book club in Lansing.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, David Dankenbring of Huntington, her mother, Ruth Foote of Afton, Michigan, a son, Kent (Melissa) Dankenbring of Huntington, and a brother, Alan Foote of Howell, Michigan. Her father precedes her in death.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com. Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Joyce E. Dankenbring.

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