Obits

Obituary: Verna Williams, 86, Manistee.

Obituary: Verna Williams, 86, Manistee.  Verna Marlene Williams, 86, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2017.  Marlene was born to Carl and Helen Callesen in Manistee on June 11, 1931.  She married Hugh Williams in 1950. Marlene belonged to the First Baptist Church in Manistee and in…

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Obituary: Carole Messer, 78, Arcadia.

Obituary: Carole Messer, 78, Arcadia.  #ManisteeCountyDeaths. Carole Ann Messer, 78, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Spectrum Heath-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Carole was born on May 28, 1938 in Croswell, the daughter of late Clarence and Pauline (Nehring) Brown.  She was a 1956…

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Obituary: Clinton Smeltzer, 92, Frankfort.

Obituary: Clinton Smeltzer, 92, Frankfort.  #ManisteeCountyDeaths. Clinton Wass Smeltzer, 92, Frankfort, died Friday November 25, 2016 after a short illness. Clinton was born in Joyfield Township on Nov 27, 1923, the son of Percy Ray and Jessie Wass Smeltzer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who…

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Obituary: James Brown, 81, Scottville.

Obituary: James Brown, 81, Scottville. #MasonCountyDeaths. James Vaughn Brown, 85, of Scottville, passed away on November 29, 2016, at Spectrum Health of Ludington with his loving family by his side.  James was born on February 10, 1935, to the late Arther V. and Mable (Wiley)…

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Obituary: Mamie Raspotnik, 91, Manistee.

Mamie Raspotnik, 91, of Manistee passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at West Shore Medical Center.  Mamie was born at home in the Tallman area of Mason County on August 5, 1924, the daughter of Matthew and Hilda (Ostberg) Granbacka who preceded her in death…

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