Julia M. Quimby
Julia M. Quimby age 72 passed away at Sparrow Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 follow complications from surgery. She was born on March 6, 1948 in Pontiac, MI the daughter of Glenfred and Marylou (Moses) Johnson. Julia graduated from Airport High School and on April 11, 1970 she married Terry L. Quimby in Lansing, MI.
Julia is survived by her husband, Terry, daughter, Jodi M. (Bryan) Svarc of Elsie, MI and son Terry (Jennifer) Quimby of Greenville; grandson Kaden and a sister, Janet (Jim) Schafer of Mason. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James.
Services are planned to be held at Grove Bible Church on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Donations are suggested to Grove Bible Church Open Air Campaign in care of Brian Harmon.
Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI.
Ronald Anthony Goerge
Ronald Anthony Goerge was born July 6, 1959 to Anthony and Clarita (Rademacher) Goerge in St. Johns, Michigan. He joined his father in heaven on November 23, 2020 after many years of poor health. His life was a struggle and challenge, both mentally and physically; but he was an inspiration to many people and loved by all.
Ron is survived by his mother, Clarita Goerge, brother, Larry Goerge, sisters, Ellen Puetz, Debra (Daniel) Smith, Anne Schafer and Linda (Kevin) Rodeman and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceding him in death was his father, Anthony Goerge, stepfather, Robert Fedewa, his grandparents, Louis and Mary Rademacher and John and Eleanor Goerge, also many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Since 2008 he has resided at Turner Home in DeWitt, where he received excellent and loving care. We want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone working there for all they did to make his life better.
Funeral services for Ron will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, Fowler. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fowler VFW Post # 3733.
Thomas C. Maier Sr
Thomas C Maier, age 73 of Weidman passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital.
Tom was born on November 19, 1947 to Clare Elton and Rita (Parish) Maier in St Johns, MI. He attended school in St. Johns, MI graduating with the class of 1966.
After high school Tom started his path towards becoming a funeral director but got side tracked along the way and made other career choices. Tom worked numerous placing including Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, City of Lansing Fire Department, Michigan Department of Corrections as a fire safety inspector, Oak Grove Funeral Home and Brigham Funeral Chapel. Tom married Kathy Fisher on September 8, 1989 in Ovid, MI.
In 2004 when Tom was 56 years old he attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago to finish what he had started after high school. In 2011 Tom and Kathy opened Maier Family Funeral Home in Weidman. The Lord has helped Tom and Kathy through some very tough and challenging times. Tom attended the Weidman Baptist Church, was a member of the Weidman Eagles # 4540, a past member of the Weidman Lions Club and even a Den mother for the boy scouts decades ago. He had inherited his father’s Santa Suit and had played Santa many times. Most recently Tom had continued his love for the fire service by serving on the governing board for the Nottawa-Sherman Fire Department in Weidman, MI.
Tom leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Kathy; children, Shelly Thompson, Thomas C (Stacy) Maier, Jr., Lori Thompson, Chad (Tara) Carman, and Brad (Amy Jo) Carman; siblings, Barb (Robert) Harte, Terry (Marti) Maier, Cindy (Mike) Keilen, Karen (Mark) Smith, and Tim Maier, 18 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Nancy; daughter, Monica Lee-Carman Coopshaw; son-in-law, Ryan Joseph Coopshaw; and in-laws, Kenneth and Gwen Fisher.
An outside funeral service for Tom will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Maier Family Funeral Home, 5483 W Weidman Road, Weidman, MI with Pastor Dean Willard officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service from 10 to noon. You can choose to remain in your vehicle for the service or sit outside your vehicle in the parking lot. Feel free to bring a comfortable chair if you choose. Please be prepared and dress for the weather. Social distancing will be required and mask use will be required when social distancing is not possible. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery, Vincent Road, Carland, MI at the crossroads of Vincent and Juddville Road.
The family would like to thank McLaren Central Michigan Hospital in Mt. Pleasant for the love and care in taking care of Tom and family. They went beyond expectations.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Family.
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Maier Family Funeral Home and Burkholder Funeral
Terrence E. McDonald
Terrence “Terry” E. McDonald died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the age of 68. He was born May 6, 1952 in Saginaw, MI the son of Maurice and Wilma (Trinklein) McDonald. Terry graduated from Merrill High School in 1970 and continued his education at Ferris State University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and later received his CPA.
Terry was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the St. Johns Lions Club as well as a board member of the Journey Federal Credit Union. He was a volunteer for the Clinton County Cemetery Restoration Group, enjoyed traveling, hunting, time with family and friends at the cabin near Grayling and trips to numerous casinos. After a 36 year career, Terry retired from the State of Michigan in 2010.
He married Patricia Meyer in May of 1975 and she survives him. Also surviving are his three children, Nick (Chrissy) McDonald, Tera McDonald and Tracy (Brandon) Hagg; two grandchildren, Eli McDonald and Hazel Hagg; a sister, Barbara Talicska and brother, Mike (Mary) McDonald; brothers and sisters-in-law, Diana Brush (Art Stratton), Ron (Claudia) Meyer, Gene Meyer and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Donna Meyer, Don Brush, Mark Talicska and Danny Meyer.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions a private funeral service will be held. Memorials may be made to the St. Johns Lions Club 111 W. Higham St. St. Johns, MI 48879. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.
Bernard R. Chamberlain
Bernard “Corky” R. Chamberlain died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the age of 88. He was born March 29, 1932 in Saginaw, MI the son of James and Mary (Towersey) Chamberlain. Corky was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a long time volunteer for Big Brothers – Big Sisters and was one the founders of the Clinton County Cemetery Restoration Group. Corky was an avid bowler and participated on several leagues. He also served as a bowling coach at Redwing Lanes for many years teaching the youth of St. Johns and surrounding area, bowling. During his working career Corky was an electrician and was the former owner of Magna Electric.
Surviving is a daughter, Sheila LaVere; two sons, Scott (Rhonda) and Robert (Debra); eight grandchildren, Dawn (Bob) Cooper, Traci, Emily and Anthony Chamberlain, Curtis (Amanda), Kristen and Jeff Thornton and Joanne (Richard) Dick; two great grandchildren, Hallie and Noah Thornton; two sisters, Nancy Pomranky and Patti Christianson; sister-in-law, Marietta Dickman and niece Cindy Judge. In May of 1955 he married Connie Ebright and she preceded him in death in 2012. He was also predeceased by a brother Gordon and four sisters, Betty Wright, Berniece Wilk, Barb Watson and Dellamae Watson.
Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Chaplain Robby Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at South Bingham Cemetery with military honors provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace Haven Assisted Living Center, St. Johns.
Chris Wayne Cook
Chris Wayne Cook passed away peacefully on November 10, 2020 in his home with his loving wife Elaine and two of his children by his side.
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 23, 2021 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Agro Liquid Building 3055 W M-21 in St. Johns MI.
He was born in St. Johns, Michigan on May 18, 1954 to Douglas (deceased) and Eloise (Bruursema) Cook. He graduated from St. Johns High School 1972, and attended Oral Roberts University. He was an independent contractor at Southside Body and Fabrication of Holland.
He married Cheryl L Pellman on June 29, 1974 and she preceded him in Death. On August 13, 2010 he married Elaine Twichell Cook, and she survives him. Also surviving are two sons, Christopher (Brandi) Cook of Sidney Ohio, and Calvin (Lisa) Cook of St Johns MI; two daughters Carla (Ben) Reser of Northbend, WA, and Carrie (Stan) Ott of Friona TX, 5 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, his mother Eloise Cook of St. Johns, and three sisters, Debora (Allan) Goward of Ovid, Jill (Troy) Bancroft of St. Johns, and Lisa (Don) Ruff of Honor, Michigan.
Chris enjoyed a life-long passion for trains, from exploring ghost railroads all over the country all the way down to the smallest model railroad and everything in between. He was a co-founder of the Clinton Northern Railway Museum in St. Johns Michigan. He also had a great devotion to nature and a strong admiration for the Native American culture.
As a child he was a boy scout, and he was the first scout in his troop (Maple Rapids Troop 520) to earn his Order of the Eagle (1968). He was a Scoutmaster as an adult for the same troop.
Anyone who met him couldn’t help but notice that he was always inventing, building or repairing Something. His outlook was always positive, and his smile was his passport to a life well lived. He never let a day pass without doing a good deed for at least one person.
The Family requests that you plant a living growing thing in his honor.
Nancy L. Hufnagel
Nancy L. Hufnagel, age 83, of St. Johns, MI, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.
Private family services will be held. Burial will take place at South Bingham Township Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Nancy was born in Muir, Michigan on February 22, 1937, the daughter of Floyd and Helen (Rounds) Randall. Nancy worked for Chrysler Trim Plant in Lyons, MI as a stocker on the door line. She also worked as a cook for many years until her retirement. Nancy loved her family and time spent with them. She enjoyed canning, cooking, sewing, singing, fishing and bowling.
She loved her “family” at Hazel Findlay and she liked participating in the activities they provided. The family would like to thank Hazel I. Findlay and their wonderful staff, Compassus Hospice, and Dr. Lars Andersen.
She is survived by daughters Deanna and Gary Salters, Melanie Pohl, sons: Jim Wilson and Rosy, Brad and Melissa Wilson, Steve and Ann Wilson, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Larry and Bonnie Randall, Dale and Sylvia Randall, Alan and Arlene Randall, Patricia and John Sierota and Kevin Randall. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son David, brothers: Norman and Jerry Randall, infant brother Floyd, sons-in-law: Mike Pohl and Mart Smaltz and her soulmate Bob Burns.
Memorials may be made to Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.
William Theodore Coffman
William Theodore “Bill” Coffman, age 95, of Haslett, MI, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at his home.
Burial will take place at City of DeWitt Cemetery. A memorial service for his family will be held in the spring.
William was born in DeWitt, Michigan on April 11, 1925, the son of William Kermit and Lillian (Schaefer) Coffman. Bill graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in 1943. He married Margaret A. Kutzback on June 4, 1949. Margaret passed away on June 28, 1994.
Bill owned and operated Coffman’s TV Service in DeWitt and Fowler. After his retirement he joined a country music band where he played the drums. He loved taking photos, bowling, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his son William Lynn Coffman of St. Johns, MI, siblings: Violet Martin of St. Johns, MI, Bernita and Evart Sillman of DeWitt, MI, Jim and Dianne Coffman of Lansing, MI, granddaughters: Kelly Coffman of Lansing, MI, and Kendra and Chad Thelen of St. Johns, MI. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice, 801 South Waverly Road, Suite 200, Lansing, MI 48917. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.
Robin Lynn Harnick
Robin Lynn Harnick, age 55, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Robin was born on April 15, 1965, the daughter of Ted and Clarice (Antes) Rademacher. Robin loved crafting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and her dogs. Robin was known as “Grandma Robin” by all of her neighbors.
She is survived by her children: daughter Chassidy Martin and Mark Crumbaugh of Ashley, MI, son Jeremy and Samantha Martin of Indiana; grandchildren: Blaze Crumbaugh, Natalie Martin, and Talan Jones; mother Clarice and William Swanchara of Harrison, MI; siblings: Rick and Sue Rademacher of Elsie, MI, Roger and Linda Rademacher of Ovid, MI, Ron Rademacher and Deb Flanner of St. Johns, MI, and Kelly and Brenda Scheffler of St. Johns, MI; and uncle Ron Antes. She is also survived by her ex husbands: Rex Martin and Bob Harnick, and many nieces of nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials may be made to Chassidy Martin for funeral expenses, anything remaining will be donated to the local foodbank. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.
Divorce decrees filed the weeks of November 2 and 9, 2020
Hesselsweet, Andrea J. / Hesselsweet, Ian B.
Fields, Lauri E. / Fields, Theodore P.
Sipkovsky, Ashley M. / Sipkovsky, Nathan L.
McNalley, Teresa D. / McNalley, Scott A.
Henry-Jones, Craig M. / Jones-Henry, Rebecca C.
Platte, Irene P. / Platte, John E.
McCoy, Rebecca Lynn / McCoy, Aaron James
Stefanovic, Jacy Holiday / Stefanovic, Vladimir
Lech, Anne M. / Lech, Daniel R.
Walters, Laurie A. / Walters, Matt
Martinez, Jill M / Martinez, Marcus J
Simmons, Patrick J / Simmons, Jill D
Riddell, Eileen / Riddell, David
Mijares, Mallory A. / Mijares, Arjay J.
Costilla, Isaiah R. / Costilla, Melissa A.
Steele, Stacy L. / Fouty, Caleb J.
Bancroft, Allison R. / Bancroft, Nathaniel A.
Stewart, Loraine I. / Stewart, Jeffrey P.