Deaths 2018

  • James Harold Kelly, 85, of Ludington died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
  • John J. Studnicka, 93, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
  • Loraine Emms, 97, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 18, 2018.
  • Earl Leon Spalding, 85, of Walhalla, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Chester Davidson Jr., 80, of Scottville, died Friday, June 15, 2018.
  •  Margaret Belle Darknell, 76, of Ludington, died Friday, June 15, 2018.
  • Ronald F. Klein, 80, of Free Soil died on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.
  • Christa Lynn Carrier, 15, of Scottville, died Sunday, June 10, 2018.
  • Nancy A. Smedley, 77, of Ludington died Thursday, June 7, 2018.
  • Helen D. Nelson, 88, of Ludington, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
  • James Frank Jacobs, 81, of Scottville and Bonita Springs, Fla. died Friday, June 8, 2018.
  • Barbara R. Sutter, 85, of Ludington, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
  • Charles “Charlie” Ralph Nielsen, 75, of Ludington, died Thursday, June 7, 2018.
  • Rose Elizabeth Kunkel, 90, of Free Soil, died Friday, May 25, 2018.
  • Larry Buckmaster, 81, of Branch died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.
  • Marilyn A. Donnan, 77, of Ludington, and formerly of Alpena, died on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
  • Raymond “Hank” Yeager, 80, of Ludington, died on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Nancy Lee Dust, 65, died on Friday, June 1, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Russell Berton Schmuhl, 48, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Benjamin “Chip” Murray Case, 71, of Ludington died on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Robert Dombrouski, 83, of Fountain, died on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
  • A. Kenneth Prior Jr., 84, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
  • Timothy Joseph Forbes, 56, of Ludington, died Saturday, May 26, 2018.
  • Rita Jean Schneider, 92, of Ludington, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
  • Devin Nathaniel Courtland, 31, of Scottville, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 
  • George F. Hathaway, 81, of Fountain died on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
  • Susan Dawn Nuckolls, 72, of Grand Rapids, died on Sunday May 20, 2018.
  • Dale Lee Johnson, 70, of Walhalla, died on Sunday, May 20, 2018.  Arrangement by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Sylvia (Sally) Ellen Taylor, 65, of Fountain died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
  • Russell P. Folland Jr., 69, of Custer, died on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Jim Shepard, 60, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Thomas Langdon Snyder, 73, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
  • Penny Goerbig, 66, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
  • Paul Carrol Rathburn, 78, of Ludington, died on  Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington
  • Mary L. Horan, 76, of Fountain died Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.

  • Richard Jameson, 90, of Scottville died Sunday, May 13, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.

  • Dale Bennett, 63, of Branch died Sunday, May 6, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.

  • Alexander “Xander” Levi Ellis, 24, of Ludington, died on Friday, May 11, 2018.

  • Margot Joan Passolt, 84, of Ludington died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

  • Karen Jean Bergez,75, of Fountain, died on Friday, May 4, 2018. Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville.
  • Harold “Lucky” LaFleur, 82, of Scottville died on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.

  • Charlotte E. Elliott, 87, of Ludington died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

  • Robert Malden Claflin, 96, of Indianapolis died Friday, April 27, 2018.

  • Robin Elizabeth Burrell, 62, of Traverse City, and formerly of Mason County, died on April 24, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Lana J. Swiger, 77, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

  • Donald W. Cable, 63, of Walhalla died on Friday, April 27, 2018.
  • Harold George Edwards, 90, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
  • Chan Martz, 60, of Scottville died on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Carol Dewyer, 80, of Ludington died on Sunday, April 22, 2018. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Brian Tibbot, 87, of Ludington died on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Ruth Wendt, 90, of Custer died on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Ludington Woods.  Funeral arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville.

  • Kathryn Louise Barnett, 76, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Patricia Gail Benson, 73, of Ludington died on Saturday, April 22, 2018.
  • Diann Lynn Collins, 73, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 20, 2018.
  • Richard Kenneth Horton, 69, of Fountain, died on Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • William Donald Davis, 75, of Ludington, formerly of Suffolk, Virginia, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

  • Dorothy (Arnouts) Hackert, 81, of Ludington died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Grand Rapids.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.

  •  Kristen Lynn Jankoviak, 29, of Ludington died on Monday, April 9, 2018.

  • Helen Eva (Baibak) Budzynski, 95, of Fountain died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
  • Galen Robert Smith, 78, of Ludington died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
  • James A. Zimmer, 66, of Branch, died Saturday, March 31, 2018.

  • Ronald Lynwood Krepps, 82, of Free Soil, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.

  • Joan Kalisch, 63, of Scottville, died on Monday, April 2, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Wyona Hanna, 82, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Christopher Zweigle, 43, of Branch, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.

  • Hugh Gust Heuer Gannon, 81, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
  • Machelle Marie Willis, 52, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

  • Laura Jane Petersen, 93, of Hamlin Twp., died on Monday, March 26, 2018.

  • Samuel James Bell, 55, of Irons died on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Grand Rapids.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.

  • Minta Peebles, 88, of Traverse City died Monday, March 19, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington.

  •  Joan L. Engfer, 82, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

  • Dennis James Hansen, 78, of Amber Township, died Monday, March 19, 2018.

  • James Sam Italia, 80, of Ludington, died Friday, March 16, 2018.
  • Louis P. Mantho, 73, of Fountain, died on Monday, March 19, 2018
  • John Richard Rodgers, 96, of Ludington, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
  • Muriel Jean Frey, 97, of Ludington, died on March 9, 2018.
  • Harley David Anderson, 38, of Ludington, died on Feb. 28, 2018.
  • Elliott Jean Walters, 4 months, of Ludington died on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
  • Terry Ann Krystiniak – Daniels, 58, of Muskegon and formerly of Ludington, died on Friday, March 9, 2018.
  • William “Bill” Gerald Anderson Sr., 92, of Ludington, died Friday, March 9, 2018.
  • June Norma Wright, 85, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
  • Daniel Marlow Coates, 72,of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
  • Marjorie Eliza Ann (Hull) Peterson, 97, of Ludington died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
  • Thomas Frank Briskey, 84, of Ludington, died Saturday, March 3, 2018.
  • Donald E. Clem, 85, of Irons died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at home.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.
  • Linda S. Plummer, 58, of Branch died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.
  • Robert D. Shannon, 73, of Fountain died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.
  • Charles Bruce “Chuck” Lindsey, 62, of Ludington, formerly of Grand Rapids, died on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
  • Geoffrey F. Schrink, 51, of Fountain died on Monday, February 26, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral and Cremation Services — Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Dolores Hakanson, 86, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Terry Lee Wahr, 61, of Hamlin Township, died on Monday, February 26, 2018.
  • Larry S. Reed, 80, of Ludington died on Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Dale Ray Guenthardt, “Guenie”, 71, of Ludington, died on Monday, February 26, 2018.
  • William “Bill” Gradon Wilson, 57, of Custer, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
  • Nicholas Joseph Coccia, 62, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
  • Ruth Meissner, 97, of Ludington, died on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
  • Patricia A. Volz, 93, of Pentwater died on Friday, February 23, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services, Scottville.
  • Charles Earl Melchert Sr., 79, of Free Soil, died Thursday, February 15, 2018.
  • Beverly E. Hansen, 86, formerly of Scottville, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Gaylord.
  • Ann Eloise Payment, 101, of Ludington, died Sunday, February 18, 2018.
  • Charles Lindsey, 62, of Ludington, died Saturday, February 17, 2018.
  • Daniel Lee Cameron, 71, of Pentwater, died Saturday, February 17, 2018.
  • Barbara Anne Wolever, 80, of Branch, died on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Doris Louise Burke, 92, of Carr Settlement died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
  • Carl Anthony Anderson, 82, of Ludington, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Judith Jenks, 82, of Ludington died Monday, February 12, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Rebecca Ann Campbell, 45, of Custer, died Thursday, Februrary 8, 2018.
  • Gerald Elwin Vanderstar, 72, died Friday, February 9, 2018. 
  • Carl William Griffin Sr., 80, of Ludington died Saturday, February 10, 2018.
  • Josephine Martz, 97, of Ludington, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018, at home.
  • Helen Broder Sutterfield, 91, of Suttons Bay, and formerly of Dearborn, Summit Township and Grant Township,  died on Feb. 8, 2018.
  • Sharon Louise Haas, 65, of Ludington died Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Earl Worthington, 96, of Scottville and Vicksburg, died Saturday February 3, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Kenneth Eugene Wessell, 66, of Free Soil, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
  • Jack L. Rasmussen, 97, of Ludington, died on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Imogene E. Tingley, 79, of Free Soil, died on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
  • Kenneth Eugene Wessell, 66, of Free Soil, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
  • Leslie R. Mortensen, 87, of Ludington died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
  • James Earl Cooper, 97, of Ludington, died Monday, on January 28, 2018.
  • Myrlin S. Davenport, 81, of Scottville, died on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Marion Waldo, 88, of Dorr formerly of Baldwin died Sunday, January 28, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Danyel Lynn VanderWall, 32, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
  • Karla Kay Battice, 62, of Walhalla, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
  • Lowell William Moore, 89, of Ludington died on Monday, January 22, 2018.
  • Janet Elaine Mathews, 65, of Scottville died Saturday, January 20, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral and Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Donald C. Braley, 79, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.
  • Marene Antoinette Stever, 43, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
  • Archie William Eastway, 87, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.
  • Louise Mary Petersen, 92, of Ludington, died Friday, January 12, 2018.
  • MariBeth Boon, 63, of Free Soil, died Thursday, January 11, 2018. 
  • Roland “Tony” Spalding, 76, of Branch, died Wednesday January 10, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral and Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Margaret Ann Scherer, 91, died Friday, January 12, 2018.  There are no services planned at this time.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Alex Cloutier Jr., 83, of Ludington, died Thursday, January 11, 2018.
  • Carrie Armstrong, 84, of Free Soil died Friday, January 5, 2018. Arrangements by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services – Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville.
  • Harold L. Arnold, 84, of Ludington, Michigan, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
  • Marilyn Jean Marrison, 93, of Ludington died Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
  • Harley Allen Lamkin, 89, of Negaunee and Ludington, died Monday, January 8, 2018.
  • Lisa K. (Foster) Somers, 50, of Kaleva, formerly of Ludington, died Saturday, January 6, 2018.
  • Reva Schwass, 88, of Ludington, died Saturday, January 6, 2018.
  • Harley Allen Lamkin, 89, of Negaunee and Ludington, died Monday, January 8, 2018.
  • Carrine “Carrie” Armstrong, 84, of Free Soil died Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • Ann D. Trenner, 80, of Scottville, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.
  • Otis Henry Jarvie, 85, of Ludington, died Thursday, January 4, 2018.
  • Richard Elmer Courtland, 61, of Ludington, died January 1, 2018.

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