Obituaries

Larry A. Fess

Larry A. Fess passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 66. He was born October 11, 1951 in Saginaw, MI the son of Harold and Dorothy (Hoernlein) Fess and was a graduate of Douglas MacArthur High School, Class of 1969.

Larry, in his younger years, enjoyed riding dirt bikes. He enjoyed playing softball especially 1st base, hunting and fishing, was a member of the NRA and was an Army veteran. He loved watching NASCAR, Tiger baseball, Lions football, was a graduate of MSU and avid Spartan fan. Larry retired earlier this year as an Agronomist with Caledonia Farmers Elevator, Lake Odessa Branch. On June 22, 2001 he married Sue Holm and she survives him.

Also surviving are three sons, Joshua (Tammy) Fess, Daniel (Amanda) Fess, and Troy Looney (Kylene Smale); two daughters, Laura (Nick) Schneider and Jessica Hethorn; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy Fess; two sisters, Diane (Rick) Michael and Connie Fess (Dan Griffin) and a brother, Bill (Carol) Fess. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister Kathleen Fess.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery with military honors provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice.


Laura Maxine Mosher

Laura Maxine Mosher, age 102, died peacefully on September 7, 2018 at her home in St. Johns, MI.

Maxine was born on June 2, 1916 in Ashley, MI to parents Robert Bruce and Alberta Belle (Wood) Stevenson. She graduated from Emmanuel Missionary College in 1941 with a degree in Arts and Elementary Education. She worked at many jobs including taxi and truck driver during World War II and as a Kindergarten teacher for 22 years at Scott Elementary School in DeWitt, MI.

She is survived by her children: Sharon Rose Mosher of Ovid, MI; Robert Carl (Marijane) Mosher of Haslett, MI; and David Michael (Misako) Mosher of Hiroshima, Japan; and two foster children: Kelly Donaldson (Bill) Hohlen of Doniphan, NE; and Donald (Lois) Barrett of Walla Walla, WA. She had eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her brother Harry, her parents, her sister Muriel Pusey, and her husband of 37 years, Carl Bruce “Bob” Mosher.

A Celebration of Her Life is scheduled for 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the St. Johns Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1400 S. Oakland Street, St. Johns, MI. Memorial donations may be made to the Mosher Community Services Center at the St. Johns Seventh-day Adventist Church. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI


Robert Allen Wight

Robert Allen “Bob” Wight, age 73, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Spectrum Health Systems- Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, MI.

Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Brian Ruth officiating. Burial will take place at Chapel Garden Cemetery, Seville Township, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Robert was born in Riverdale, MI on April 1, 1945, the son of Wiley and Marguerite (George) Wight. Bob graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1963. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Bob went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in architectural design from Ferris State University. He married Kay Hunt on July 16, 1966 in St. Louis, MI.

Bob retired from Hobbs and Black as the Senior Vice President in 2011. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and building. Bob was president of the Maple Rapids Ball Boosters and also spent many years coaching. Bob was a past cub master of pack 510, Maple Rapids, MI. He was a member of the American Legion post #153, St. Johns, MI. Most of all he loved the time spent with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Kay Wight of St. Johns, MI; children: Barb and Rod Kindel of Portland, MI; James and Sherry Wight of Riverdale, MI; Eric and Susana Wight of Grand Blanc, MI; Janice and Rob Beals of St. Johns, MI; grandchildren: Mackenzie (Trent), Kyle, Justin, Emma, Trevor, Jacob, Gavin, Mariana, Austin, Steven; and great grandson Reed. He is also survived by sister Francis and Gary Meyer of Alma, MI; brother Darrel and Ann Wight of Georgia; sister Sharon and Van Nevins of Ithaca, MI; and sister in law Sandy Wight of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Carl Wight.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in Robert’s memory. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.


Alexis Jean Schueller

Alexis Jean “Lexie” Schueller, age 8 of Ovid, MI, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018 surrounded by her family at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Tim Dickinson officiating. Burial will take place at Fairfield Township Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Alexis was born in Owosso, MI on January 28, 2010. Lexie loved to sing and dance. She loved anything Disney, especially Princesses. Lexie enjoyed Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift music. She will be remembered for her sassy attitude. Lexie and her sister, MacKenzie spent a lot of special time together. Lexie was an adopted friend of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. She attended First Baptist Church of Ovid, MI.

Lexie is survived by her mother Holly Schueller of Ovid, MI; sister MacKenzie Schueller of Ovid, MI; brother Gage Coohon of Ovid, MI; grandparents: Tammy Perry and Mike Rowley of Laingsburg, MI; Bob and Tamara Schueller of Eureka, MI; great-grandmother Lois Perry of Ovid, MI; great-grandfather Jerome Schueller of St. Johns, MI. Lexie is also survived by many special aunts, uncles and cousins, and several close and special friends. Lexie was preceded in death by her great-grandfather Lawrence Perry; great-grandmother Kay Schueller; and great-great-grandparents: Harold and Helena Burk; Lyle and Eva Thompson; and Albert and Irene Schueller.

Memorials may be made to the Wishes of Lexie’s Family. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.


Scott M. Beachler

Scott M. Beachler, 42 of St. Johns died Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was born on April 4, 1976 in Lansing, MI the son of David and Linda (Bunce) Beachler. Scott worked in construction.

Scott is survived by his parents of Breckenridge, MI., daughter, Desiree Beachler of Ovid, sons Zane Herrick and Zavier Beachler both of St. Johns. Sister Donna Beachler of Breckenridge, MI, brother Johnny Beachler of Charlotte, MI, sister, Rachelle Beachler-Smith of St. Johns, nephew, Christopher Beachler of St. Johns, other nieces and nephews, Andrew, Nicole, Zoie, Julia, Selina and Dakota. He was preceded in death by his brother, Nathan in 2005.

A memorial visitation for Scott will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.