Obits

Obituary: Scott and Melanie Butler, Ludington.

July 21, 2015

Scott M. and Melanie A. (Suman) Butler both age 53 of Ludington passed away in July 2015 following a tragic motorcycle accident. Scott and Melanie are survived by their children, Jaimie (Justin) Chastain of Woodlawn, TN, Ryan Butler of Tampa, FL, Ray (Kim) Sherman of Baldwin, Aaron Butler of Tampa, FL and Cheyenne (Luis) Butler of Ludington; 11 grandchildren and…

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Obituary: Leonard Jankoviak, 86, Custer.

July 20, 2015
Obituary: Leonard Jankoviak, 86, Custer.

Leonard Peter Jankoviak, 86, lifelong resident of Custer, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Tendercare of Ludington. Leonard was born on June 4, 1929, the first American born member of the family, as both of his parents were Polish immigrants.  He was born on the family farm in Sherman Township to Peter and Nellie (Wiokowski) Jankoviak, and attended…

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Obituary: Robert Ayers, 88, Ludington.

June 16, 2015
Obituary: Robert Ayers, 88, Ludington.

Robert Earl Ayers, age 88 of Ludington passed away on Sunday June 14, 2015 at the Harbor Hospice Poppen Residence in Muskegon. He was born on December 2, 1926 in Ludington, son of the late Earl and Louise (Zachow) Ayers.  Robert attended Ludington High School and graduated with the class of 1944.  He then enlisted in the United States Army…

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Obituary: Ronald Houk, 81, Ludington.

June 15, 2015
Obituary: Ronald Houk, 81, Ludington.

Rev. Dr. Ronald Arlington Houk, aged 81 of Ludington passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.  Dr. Houk was born on June 15, 1933 in Ludington the son of Arlington and Reva (Kistler) Houk, and graduated from Sparta High School.  He served his country during the Korean Conflict with the United…

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Obituary: Harvey Buter, 78, Ludington.

June 11, 2015
Obituary: Harvey Buter, 78, Ludington.

Harvey Jay Buter, aged 78, of Ludington, went to his heavenly home on June 10, 2015.  Harvey worked for years at Clark Floor Machine in Muskegon and Simonds Industries in Big Rapids before retiring to Scottville. Harvey was an antique car enthusiast, having restored a 1930 Model A, 1936 Ford and other various cars throughout the years.  He was a…

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