Obits

Obituary: Dorothy Mae Darke, 88, Scottville and Ludington.

February 5, 2016

Dorothy Mae (Olson) Darke, age 88 of Scottville and Ludington passed away on February 3, 2016 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington. Dorothy was born on April 6, 1927 at her family home on Rath Avenue in Ludington to the late William and Edith (Larson) Olson. She attended Ludington Public Schools. She married Louis Clayton Darke on February 6,…

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Obituary: Lucinda “Cindy” Patterson, 56, Custer.

January 21, 2016
Obituary: Lucinda “Cindy” Patterson, 56, Custer.

Lucinda “Cindy” Ann Patterson, 56, of Custer passed away Wednesday, January 20,2016 of accidental injuries. Cindy was born January 7, 1959 to Olen and Violet of Lowell, Michigan. Cindy is survived by her husband of 6 years, Greg Patterson of  Custer and her daughter, Angela of Scottville. She is also survived by her brothers, Olen (Rita) Miller of Custer, Ralph…

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Obituary: Merritt Bongard, 72, Ludington.

January 21, 2016

The Rev. Merritt Bongard, 72, of Ludington died suddenly on Tuesday, January 19. Merritt Franklin Bongard was born on September 8, 1943, in Alma, Michigan to LeRoy and Eleanor (Root) Bongard.  He attended Alma Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1961.  He loved the West and became an outfitter and a guide for his uncle in the Jackson Hole,…

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Obituary: Al Bennett, 64, Free Soil.

January 14, 2016
Obituary: Al Bennett, 64, Free Soil.

Alfred Varney Bennett, 64 of Free Soil passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital following a brief illness.  Al was born on July 2, 1951 in Lansing, the only child of Varney Alfred and Mary (Gancarz) Bennett.  On October 25, 1975 he married Janet Roesler in Manistee, and she preceded him in death on November…

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Obituary: Joseph Betka, 87, Ludington.

January 12, 2016
Obituary: Joseph Betka, 87, Ludington.

Joseph J. Betka, 87 of Ludington passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.  Joe was born on March 25, 1928 in Ludington, the son of Joseph John and Regina (Maternowski) Betka, and served his country during the Korean Conflict with the United States Army.  He retired from Dow Chemical and was…

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