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Patrick O’Howard Mahan

Patrick O’Howard Mahan, 86, of Charlotte, Michigan passed away on March 20, 2024, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
He was born on July 21, 1937, to Frank and Helen (Smith) Mahan in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Pat graduated from Charlotte High School, class of 1956, then very, proudly served in The United States Marine Corps from 1956 – 1958. Following his military service, he began his 30-year career with Owens Illinois Glass Plant, retiring as foreman. Some years later, following the death of wife, Kathryn, he married Martha Hamilton on August 24, 2013, at the Charlotte First Baptist Church and enjoyed a beautiful life together.
Pat attended the First Baptist Church of Charlotte for many years; enjoyed golf and played in the church golf league. He was a life member of the Masons.
Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Marti; son, Shane Mahan of CA; son, Chris Mahan of FL; daughter, Gail (Terry) Geach of AZ; Mark (Donna) Barnett of GA; step-sons, Larry (Michelle) Hamilton of Jackson, MI, Don (Jennifer) Hamilton of Marshall, MI; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Katheryn (Gene) Thorndyke-Reppuhn of Olivet, MI; sister-in-law, Janet Mahan of Bellevue, MI; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents; previous wife, Kathryn Mahan; brother, Chuck Mahan, and a nephew.
Per Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place through the care of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, Michigan, 49068. Please join Pat’s family for a committal service with military honors which will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024, at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI 49012, with Pastor Pete Kroll, officiating. Please arrive at Fort Custer between 10:45 – 10:55 a.m. We will gather in the staging lanes to the right after turning into the cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will take place following the committal service, at First Baptist Church, 1110 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, in person, by mail, or on their website at . Also, please visit to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.

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Matthew “Matt” Allen Siple

Matthew Siple
Matthew “Matt” Allen Siple, 32 of Vermontville, beloved family man and “Mr. Mom,” died April 1, 2024. Matt was born June 20, 1991, in Charlotte to Mark Siple and Patricia (Hewitt) Brunke. Matt was able to be a stay-at-home dad, spending lots of time with his girls, while he learned about botany and gardening. Loyal, determined, and with a fierce love for those close to him, Matt enjoyed life and enriching the lives of those around him. Music of almost any kind, and the louder the better, was something he enjoyed. Some of the other things he enjoyed over the years include hunting, playing football and floor hockey, and watching football. Matt was very proud of turning his life around, going from a troubled young person transforming into the man he was today.
Matt is survived by the love of his life and mother of his children, Jessica Bernheisel; daughters, Kennedy Evyr, and Ember; mother, Patricia Brunke; brothers, Ben Shepherd and Vincent (Sarah) Shepherd; grandmother, Lois Siple; uncles, Dan (Lisa) Siple, Mike (Michele) Siple, Marty (Linda) Hewitt, Bob (Nancy) Hewitt, Bill Hewitt, Clare (Pat) Hewitt; aunt, Janice (Chris) Crane; mother-in-law, Dana (Norm) Aspinall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Josh (Jamie) Bernheisel, Samantha (Jake) Brinkman, Amanda (Chuck) Riegler; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dad, Mark Siple; and grandparents, Bob Siple, Beverly Yeck, and Merle Hewitt.
Friends are encouraged to support Matt’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at Visitation was Tuesday, April 9, 5-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 10, 11:00 a.m. at Pray Funeral. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the family for his daughters. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte

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Randi Sue Colestock

Randi Sue (Johnson) Colestock, 80 of Charlotte passed away peacefully at home on March 22, 2024. She had been ill for several months. Randi was born June 16, 1943, to Roy and Marian Johnson in Gladwin, Michigan on her dad’s 24th Birthday. She was the first girl as she followed her three big brothers and would later be joined by three sisters. The Johnsons moved to Eaton Rapids in 1960 when Randi was 17. Her first job was as a waitress at Baldy’s restaurant, and she graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1961.
Randi married Gary Horton in 1961. They had four kids: Becky, Jeff, Tim and Misty. She and Gary divorced around 1986. She then married Don Colestock in 1991 and when Don became Mayor of Eaton Rapids in 1994, she became the “First Lady of Eaton Rapids” until their divorce around 2004.
Randi worked for Owens- Illinois Glass Container plant in Charlotte for several years. She then became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) and worked at Eaton County Medical Care Facility. Randi officially retired in 2010 but continued to work there part time in various positions such as in restorative and activities.
Randi is survived by her children, Rebecca (Tim) Swix of Remus, Jeff Horton of Charlotte, Tim Horton of Jackson, and Misty Horton of Eaton Rapids. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Randi is also survived by one sister, Sue (Tom) Wilson of Las Vegas, NV and one Brother-in-law, Kent Moss of Bushnell, FL; several loving nieces and nephews and her dear friends Jim and Addriett Balgoyen of Charlotte.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob, Jim, and Tom Johnson; sisters, Cheryl Moss and Penny Johnson; and granddaughter Alisha Horton.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Randi was well known and liked in the Eaton Rapids and Charlotte communities and will be missed by all that knew her.

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David John Naasko

David John Naasko of Eaton Rapids peacefully passed away at home on April 3, 2024, at the age of 83. David was born on November 22, 1940, in Toivola, Michigan, the son of Charles and Esther (Maki) Naasko. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids and had a close relationship with his Lord and Savior. David was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a very skilled woodworker and dabbled in metal sculptures as well. David was very creative and had some beautiful masterpieces he created over the years.
He is survived by the love of his life, Jane Naasko of Eaton Rapids; children, Debbie Naasko, Joy (Jerry) Anzalone, Amy Naasko, David (Betsy) Naasko, Adam Naasko, Joel (Angella) Naasko; grandchildren, Michael (Heather), Joshua, Nathan, Kiira, Michaela, Cailyn, Jacob, Lily; great-grandchildren, Kora, Aada, Trista, Maija, Emily; brother, Thomas Naasko. David was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Naasko; sisters, Marjoria Wickstrom, Arbutus Durocher.
Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Visitation took place at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel Friday, April 12, 2024, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Small Blessings Childcare, 600 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, in loving memory of David John Naasko. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website

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Richard Tobias

It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. Richard (Dick) Tobias, age 79 of Nashville, MI announces his passing on March 22, 2024, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

Richard was born on May 23, 1944, a son of the late Keet Ivan and Marguerite Alice Tobias. Richard grew up on the family farm in Hastings, attending country school as a young boy later graduating from Hastings Highs School in 1962. After completing high school, he attended Michigan State University where he studied agriculture.

Richard was married to Ginger (Burd) Tobias and the couple had three sons, Aaron, Dan and Ben Tobias. On April 1, 1982, he later married Virginia (Potter) Tobais. Richard and Virginia made their home together in the Nashville area and have celebrated over 41 years of marriage.
After leaving MSU, Richard used his knowledge of farming to begin a career selling dairy equipment, which he did for several years. During the mid-1970’s he transitioned from agricultural sales to auto sales, working for several dealerships in the Hastings area. In 1980 Richard became a licensed insurance agent and embarked on a career in the insurance industry which spanned over 30 years before retiring in 2010.
In his younger years, Richard enjoyed spending a summer afternoon playing softball with friends. His love of sports transitioned to golf in his later years, both participating and watching the professionals on television. Family was always extremely important to Richard, and he especially enjoyed visiting family members, and gathering for the holidays and family reunions.

Richard was a dedicated and integral member of the First Baptist Church in Bellevue. He enjoyed his time spent as a Sunday school teacher and served on the board of church elders. His passion for the church’s media outreach program was his main focus in recent years.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia; his sons, Aaron (Adrianne) Tobias, Daniel (Mandi) Tobias, Benjamin (Rebecca) Tobias; siblings, Jerry Tobias, Ron Tobias, Lois (Don) Bowers, Pauline Armstrong; six grandchildren, Izabel, Jude, Eddie, Claire, Charlie, Caleb and Elly. He is also survived by his very dear extended families – the Burketts (Debby), the Newtons (Kathy), the Parrs (David), and the Halseys (Cindy). He was preceded in death by his brother, Edger Tobias; sister, Margie Slocum; and sister-in-law, Carol Tobias.

The family received visitors Tuesday evening, April 2, 2024, at The Daniels Funeral Home-Nashville.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at The Daniels Funeral Home-Nashville, conveniently located at 9200 E M-79 Hwy, Nashville, MI. Guests were invited to remain at the Daniels Funeral Home immediately following the funeral service for a time of fellowship and luncheon.

Internment took place following the funeral luncheon at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Hastings, MI.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville, MI. For further details please visit our website at

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