Leslie B. Porter

September 25, 2017

Leslie B. “Doc” Porter III, age 69, of Pierson, Michigan passed away at his home on Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Glen and Mary (Hoskins) Smith on July 13, 1948. He graduated from Sparta High School and prou...

Marjorie Lorraine Biggs (Dauser)

September 19, 2017

Marjorie Lorraine Biggs age 90 passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 15, 2017.  Marjorie was born in Grand Rapids to Robert and Florence Dauser on March 25, 1927. She graduated from Grand Rapids Union High School in 1945. She was a...

Stanley Aaron Helmer

September 18, 2017

Stanley Aaron Helmer, age 86, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  He was born in Algoma Township on July 10, 1931 to Edwin and Nora (Cain) Helmer.  He married Roberta Jean Parsons on November 23, 1950 and they shared 66 years...

Joseph Charles Bloomstrom

September 15, 2017

Joseph Charles Bloomstrom, age 28, of Grand Rapids passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born in Grand Rapids to Robert and Patricia (Parney) Bloomstrom on June 16, 1989. He graduated from Sparta High School in 2007. Joe is ...

Christopher S Newberg

Christopher Scott Newberg, AKA “Chud”, age 49, of Newaygo passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 7, 1968 and graduated from Spring Lake High School. ...

Florence Evelyn Bailey-Sumption (VanderWall)

September 12, 2017

Florence Evelyn (VanderWall) Bailey Sumption age 96 went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at her residence at Platinum Living Center in Walker, MI. She was born on Aug. 11, 1921 to Cornelius and Christina VanderWall in Grand Rapids ...


Richard Clark Parker

September 7, 2017

Richard Clark Parker age 77 passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. He served his country in the the U.S. Army during Korea. He is survived by his wife, Patricia M. Parker; stepsons, Steven and Beth Rider, Mike Rider and Kristy Mellinger; grandch...


Victor Jud Bassett

September 8, 2017

Victor Jud Bassett passed away September 1, 2017 at the age of 86. A longtime resident of Sparta, Victor grew up in Cedar Springs, and after serving in the Marine Corp in the Korean Conflict, returned to marry his sweetheart, Janet West, from Rockfor...


William E Donner

September 2, 2017

William Edward Donner, aged 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at St. Ann’s Nursing home.  He was born in Leelanau County, Michigan on October 11, 1927 to Edward Laurel and Helen Louise (Horn) Donner.  Bill grew up in the Su...


Joshua D VanBelzen

September 1, 2017

Joshua Daniel VanBelzen, age 26, passed away from accidental injuries on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born on April 25, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he grew up and was proud to be an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Unity Christian High Sc...