Obits

Obituary: Jeannene Beebe Hall, 82, Ludington.

April 11, 2019

Obituary: Jeannene Beebe Hall, 82, Ludington. Jeannene Beebe Hall passed away in Ludington on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 82. Jeannene was born in Ludington on June 17,1936.  She was a teacher, a poet and in her hidden heart, a dancer. Jeannene married her beloved H. Devon Hall on May 18,1985 and he survives. Survivors also include, daughter…

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Obituary: Walter ‘Wally’ Taranko, 75, Ludington.

April 10, 2019

Obituary: Walter ‘Wally’ Taranko, 75, Ludington. Walter “Wally” Taranko, of Ludington, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 75. Wally was born on October 19, 1943 in Chicago. He has been a longtime resident of Ludington and devoted his life to serving his community and country. Wally graduated from Ludington High School…

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Jean ‘Skip’ McCumber, 79, Branch.

April 9, 2019

Jean ‘Skip’ McCumber, 79, Branch. Jean “Skip” McCumber, 79, of Branch passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her home.  Skip was born on May 30, 1939 in Ludington, the daughter of Eugene and Virginia (Anderson) Christman and graduated from Ludington High School as the Valedictorian of the class of 1957.  She was one of the first females to earn a…

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Obituary: Thomas Dereske, 65, Wyoming.

April 8, 2019

Obituary: Thomas Dereske, 65, Wyoming. When I get where I’m going, on the far side of the sky, the first thing I’m gonna do is spread my wings and fly, gonna land beside a lion and run my fingers through his mane, or I might find out what it’s like to ride a drop of rain. So much pain, so…

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Obituary: Ronald Tuinstra, 69, Ludington.

April 2, 2019

Obituary: Ronald Tuinstra, 69, Ludington. Ronald W. Tuinstra, 69, died unexpectedly on March 30, 2019.   Ron was born in Ludington on June 22, 1949, to Lester and Betty Tuinstra.  He was a 1967 graduate of Ludington High School and then attended Grand Rapids Community College where he graduated with an associate’s degree in welding.  After college Ron moved out…

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