Obits

Obit: Orval Smith, 91, Custer.

January 19, 2015
Obit: Orval Smith, 91, Custer.

Orval W. Smith, aged 91 lifelong resident of Custer, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital following a brief illness.  Orval was born on September 7, 1923 in Custer, the son of Lloyd R. and Waneta Smith and graduated from Custer High School with the class of 1941.  He served his country during World War…

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Obit: Emil Hoch, 84, Baldwin.

January 16, 2015

Emil J. Hoch, age 84 of Baldwin passed away on January 15, 2015 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Emil was born on January 11, 1931 in Ludington, the son of the late Emil and Veronica (Nagele) Hoch. He attended Ludington High School and graduated in 1950. Emil served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Keppler. In 1955 Emil married…

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Obit: Jeannie Smith, 64, Ludington.

January 14, 2015
Obit: Jeannie Smith, 64, Ludington.

Jeannie Smith, 64, passed away January 12, 2015 at her Ludington home with her family by her side. Jeannie was born February 2, 1950 in Ludington, MI. She graduated from Ludington High School in 1968. Jeannie was married to Gary Smith on July 31, 1971. Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents Bernard (Bud) and Eugenia (Jean) Gurzynski, Uncle…

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Obit: Russell Williams, 95, Walhalla.

January 12, 2015
Obit: Russell Williams, 95, Walhalla.

Russell Frederick Williams aged 95 of Walhalla passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington. Russ was born on February 13, 1919 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to F. Earl and Sadie Edith (Winkler) Williams, and graduated from Rochester, IN High School in 1936.  Following his graduation he worked various jobs before answering the call of…

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Obit: Larry Austin, 67, Free Soil.

January 9, 2015

Larry D. Austin aged 67, of Free Soil, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon following a very brief illness.  Larry was born on August 21, 1947 in Ludington, and was the son of Don and Nellie Butler of Scottville.  He graduated fromMason County Central High School with the class of l965, and…

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