Richard Leroy Alberts, lifelong resident of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at his home. He was 59.

Kevin Lee Nyberg passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021. He was in his home surrounded by family. He was 72 years old.

Dave Wetherell, 74, of Cadillac, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida from complications from open-heart surgery.

Gary Birgy Gary Birgy, Manton - age 76, of Manton, passed away July 14, 2021. The full obituary will appear on July 17, 2021.

Kevin Nyberg Kevin Nyberg, Cadillac - age 72, of Cadillac, passed away July 2, 2021. The full obituary will appear on July 17, 2021.

James C. Lewis, age 86 of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Quiet Creek Assisted Living in Falmouth.

Larry Leonard LeVeque, 82, of Hoxeyville passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Monday, July 12, 2021 surrounded by family and friends.

Melinda Lynn (Green) Timmer, age 47 of Ada, passed away quietly on July 11th, 2021 in Byron Center.

Raymond (Ray) Mayer (formerly of Cadillac), retired Professor Emeritus at West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI died at age 87 on July 7, 2021 in Niantic, CT.

K. Preston Oade, Jr. passed away on June 29, 2021 in Denver, Colorado after a fierce 23 day battle with cancer.

Gerald "Jerry" Britton Gerald "Jerry" Britton, Cadillac - age 83, of Marion, passed away July 10, 2021. The full obituary will appear on July 24, 2021.

Ed Hinman, of Manton passed away on December 30, 2020, at Autumnwood Nursing Home in McBain, Michigan, which had been his residence for the last four years. He had been a resident of Manton for over 50 years. Ed was born on April 28, 1929, in Tuscola County, Michigan to Garnald and Mary (Mar…

Phyllis Jane Meyer, age 90, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Phyllis was born in Lansing, MI to Herbert and Eva Poole. She is survived by her son Richard and Jennifer Meyer and by her granddaughter Madeline Meyer. A private prayer and blessing service was held at Be…

Francis Andrew "Drew" Manley of Cadillac passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Munson Healthcare Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 48.

Dorothy Mae Smith, 87, of Traverse City passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Linda L. Haver, age 81 of Lake City, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital.

Jackie Lynn Kelley Cronkhite, 68, went home to her Lord and Savior on July 2, 2021. Jackie was born on May 1st, 1953 in Cocoa Beach, Florida to Jake and Mary Jane Kelley. She lived in the Merritt, Lake City and Cadillac areas.

Tracy Eve Herald of Cadillac passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Tracy was 56.

Robert Hugo Bruder of Cadillac passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at his home. He was 82. Bob was born on March 23, 1939 in Troy, Michigan to Hugo & Bertha (Domke) Bruder.

CADILLAC — Kevin L. Nyberg, of Cadillac, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 2, 2021. He was 72.

Jackie Lynn (Kelley) Cronkhite Jackie Lynn (Kelley) Cronkhite, Cadillac - age 68, of Cadillac, passed away July 2, 2021.

Frederick Howard Sheele II of Luther, MI passed away unexpectedly at the age of 51 on Friday, June 25, 2021 surrounded by family.

Barbara Tower passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Pleasant Ridge Manor Assisted Living Center in Marion, Michigan after a long challenge with Parkinson Disease. She was 87.

Glenn Edwards, of Kingsley, and formerly Manton, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Munson Hospital of Traverse City. He was 82.

Brigid Ann Woodward of Hersey passed away Wednesday evening, June 30, 2021 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin. She was 89.

Arthur Duane Bingham of Lake City passed away surrounded by his family Thursday morning, July 1, 2021 at his home. He was 75. Art was born on July 12, 1945 in Cardin, Oklahoma to Arthur P. & Ethel E. (Drake) Bingham and they preceded him in death.

Ruth I. Heykoop, of Harrietta MI, and formerly Muskegon, MI, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at Sunnyside Senior Living. She was 98.

Janice L. Peterson of LeRoy passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was 83.

Harold Lee Smeins, age 85 of Marion, passed away at Autumnwood of McBain on June 29, 2021. He was born on June 1, 1936 to John and Flossie (Roland) Smeins in Pipestone County, Minnesota. He married Norma Tennant on August 4, 1967 in Lansing.

John F. Koetje age 86 of Belmont, a child of God went home into the welcoming arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids on June 25, 2021. He was born on May 18, 1935 in Clam Union Township to Floris and Tressa (Diemer) Koetje. He married Dee V…

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Ann Webster, of Cadillac, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 25, 2021. She was 11 years old.

David Rapson David Rapson, Lake City - age 91, of Lake City, passed away June 26, 2021.

John Koetje John Koetje, Grand Rapids - age 86, of Rockford, passed away June 25, 2021.

Barbara Jean (Benkert) Knuth passed peacefully, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 with family by her side.

Steven Donald Eisele of Cadillac passed away Friday morning, June 25, 2021 at his home with his wife Nancy and his mother, Gert by his side. He was 67. Steven was born on January 6, 1954 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Richard H. & Gertrude J. (Porter) Eisele.

MARYSVILLE — Edward J. Lakies (EJ), age 85, passed away in Marysville, Washington.

CADILLAC — Michael James Brigham of Cadillac passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at his brother's home in Grand Rapids. He was 56 years old.

CADILLAC —Stan Fawcett (E.S. Fawcett) born May 3, 1942, died at the age of 78 on March 14, 2021 of natural causes. He was the son of Ephraim and Nettie (Sickels) Fawcett.

CADILLAC — March 4, 2021 marked the end of an era for beloved Cadillac, Michigan native, Paul McMullen, who was an adored son, brother, husband, father who lost his life in a tragic skiing accident in his hometown.

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CADILLAC — March 4, 2021 marked the end of an era for beloved Cadillac, Michigan native, Paul McMullen, who was an adored son, brother, husband, father who lost his life in a tragic skiing accident in his hometown.

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MCBAIN — Dorothy Ann Kroes, age 86, of McBain passed away at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. She was born on June 21, 1934, in Clam Union Township, one of ten children, to Joseph and Anna (Mulder) Boven. She married Edward Kroes on November 17, 1952 in Grand…

MILFORD — DeAnna Kay Jerore passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 22, 2021, in Milford, Michigan. She was 49.

CADILLAC — On the morning of Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, Eugene Arrington passed away and went to his eternal rest and home in Heaven. He was 98.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Robert Lloyd Wiebenga formerly of McBain passed from this life Wednesday December 30, 2020 at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan he was 88.

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CADILLAC — Dallas A. Ashbay, of Cadillac, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. He was 80.

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MANTON — Neal Ervin Bennett, 89, of Manton passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 in Alma, MI. He was born June 2, 1931, in Owosso, MI to Clifford and Nettie (Bass) Bennett. He was raised in a variety of cities within Michigan before settling in Manton and was one of five brothers and sisters.…

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Timothy Donald Fite of Cadillac, MI passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. He was 67.

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MCBAIN — Sarah (Benthem) Hoekwater, age 98 of McBain, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother went home to be with her Heavenly Father peacefully at the Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac on Saturday, September 19.

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Early Sunday morning, September 20, 2020, a precious soldier of the cross left behind his earthly cares to finally meet the One he served and be reunited with his heavenly Father and family. Jim was 86 years of age.

MCBAIN — Jerry Lee Yonkman age 87 of McBain, passed away on August 29, 2020, at Autumnwood of McBain.

CADILLAC — E. Douglas Masak, of Cadillac passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at home with family by his side. He was 88.

CADILLAC — James "Jerry" G. Besey, of Cadillac, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Bremen, Indiana. He was 77.

MCBAIN — Jerry Lee Yonkman, age 87, of McBain, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Autumnwood of McBain.

CADILLAC — Randel Joseph Larkin Sr. age 71 of Cadillac passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. No services will be held at this time.

IRONS — Mark Richard Przedwojewski, age 49, was called to be with God on August 14, 2020 while in Mexico seeking alternative treatments for Lymphoma.

NICEVILLE, FL — Lt. Col. (Retired) Thomas Glen Miller, Jr., born August 31, 1925, in Cadillac, Michigan transitioned from our world into the heavenly skies above where he, in life, spent many hours pursuing his love of flight. He passed away on August 23, 2020, at the age of 94.

CADILLAC — Lorraine (Henwood) Brooks of Cadillac passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Green Acres Retirement Living. She was 93. 

CADILLAC — Paula Jane (Zagers) Dunbar passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at her home in Cadillac surrounded by her family. She was 64.

CADILLAC — Paula J. Dunbar of Cadillac, passed away Wednesday morning, August 26, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 64.

MESICK — Tom Roberson, age 69 of Mesick, Michigan, born in Blue Earth, Minnesota, passed away at his home on August 24, 2020.

CADILLAC — Baby Boy Meekhof, was born into heaven on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

CADILLAC — Charles Duane Nyland, 87 of Cadillac, Michigan passed away on August 25, 2020 with his loved ones by his side. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Lois M. Harris, age 93, of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Friday, August 21, 2020

CADILLAC — Gary Fite, age 66, of Cadillac passed away at Harbor View Apartments in Cadillac on August 24, 2020.

CADILLAC — Charles D. Nyland of Cadillac, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Autumnwood of McBain. He was 87. 

CADILLAC — Little Man Meekhof, was born into heaven on Friday, August 21, 2020.

CADILLAC — James H. Scarbrough, age 70, passed away on March 27, 2020 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital.

MECOSTA — Doreen Estes passed away on August 17, 2020.

MARION — Lela May Pifer, of Mecosta, Zeeland and Marion areas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 21, 2020. She was 85.

CADILLAC — Harvey “Duke‘ Longstreet of Cadillac, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Sunnyside Assisted Living in Cadillac. He was 89.

CADILLAC — Michael Patrick Cronkhite, formerly of Cadillac, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home in Okinawa, Japan.

CADILLAC — Judith Ann Hoblet of Cadillac, passed away Thursday morning, August 20, 2020 at Samaritas Senior Living.  She was 85.

MANTON— Jayden Sue Marie Horton, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away tragically and unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, 2020. She was only 18 years old.

CADILLAC — Norma Jean Hubbard of Falmouth passed away, Friday, August 21, 2020. She was 68.

LAKE CITY — Michael George Bowman of Lake City, passed in the arms of his heavenly father on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids. He was 69.

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MCBAIN — Kenneth Lee Beerens of McBain, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home with his wife by his side. He was 73.

MANTON — David Carl Hawkins, 81, of Manton, died Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital in Manistee.

CADILLAC — Ronald Ray Lester III of Cadillac, died Sunday evening, August 16, 2020 at his home. He was 34.

CADILLAC — Douglas Jerome Trudeau, of Cadillac, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. He was 69. Cremation has taken place and a private family prayer service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

CADILLAC — Barbara W. Shankland of Cadillac entered into the presence of her beloved Lord on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Sunnyside Assisted Living in Cadillac after a lengthy illness.  She was 77. 

LAKE CITY — Cora F. LaGrow of Lake City formerly of Cadillac, passed away Monday morning, August 17, 2020 at Quiet Creek AFC in Falmouth. She was 71. 

MESICK — Steven Todd Hudson of Mesick passed away suddenly Sunday, August 16, 2020 at his home. He was 47.

CADILLAC — Emma Pierson of Cadillac passed away Sunday morning, August 16, 2020 at Country Pleasures Assisted Living near Traverse City. She was 85.

LEROY — David William Walker left this earthly realm on Monday, August 17, 2020 and is with the Lord Jesus, his wife MaryAnn and eldest son Dave, no longer enduring chronic pain that he was so familiar with.

MESICK — Steven Todd Hudson of Mesick passed away suddenly Sunday, August 16, 2020 at his home. He was 47. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Cadillac News. Arrangements are by Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac.

CADILLAC — Barbara W. Shankland of Cadillac passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Sunnyside Senior Living in Cadillac. She was 76.

MANTON — Jayden Horton, lifelong Northern Michigan resident, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, 2020. She was 18.