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Karen L. Livermore

Karen L. Livermore, a former longtime resident of Lake Odessa, Michigan, died peacefully at home on January 13, 2021 in St. Johns after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Livermore; her daughter, Lauri Livermore and father, Donald Thompson. She is survived by her son, Todd Livermore; daughter, Amy (Rich) Fetterhoff; grandchildren, Zachary Livermore, Quintin Phillips, Suzanne Livermore, Ben Fetterhoff, Andrew (Jody) Fetterhoff and Casey Fetterhoff; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Leona Thompson; brother, Darwin (Marg) Thompson, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Services will be held privately.

For further information, phone McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel at 989-224-4422.


Brandon Alexander DeRosia

Brandon Alexander DeRosia, age 22, of St. Louis, MI, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Phil Maxwell officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Brandon was born on October 7, 1998, the son of Jeffrey DeRosia. He graduated from St. Louis High School with the class of 2017.

Brandon was a very social person and enjoyed being around people. He enjoyed shopping; especially for shoes, playing sports, and loved his dog, Kilo. Brandon loved spending time with his nieces. Brandon proudly served his country in the Army National Guard.

He is survived his father Jeff DeRosia of St. Louis, MI, brother Darek DeRosia of St. Louis, MI, nieces: Noella, Ehlayne, and Sapphire DeRosia, grandpa Bernie DeRosia of St. Louis, MI, uncles and aunts: Steve and Annette DeRosia of Ithaca, MI, Kristin DeRosia of Alma, MI, and Ben and Kelly DeRosia of St. Johns, MI. He is also survived by many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandma, Doris DeRosia.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homess, St. Louis, MI.


Ted Gene Hegle

Ted Gene Hegle, age 77, of Ithaca, MI, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, at Sparrow Health Systems Sparrow Campus, Lansing, MI.

Cremation will take place and his final resting place will be Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. A Celebration of Ted’s life for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Ted was born in Alma, MI on November 26, 1943, the son of Clifford and Pauline (Coon) Hegle. He graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1961. On June 23, 1990 he married his best friend Judy Coe at Carp Lake, MI. They were blessed with 30 years of marriage.

Ted worked as a millwright at Federal Mogul for 40 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Ted loved camping, canoeing, fishing and dancing with the love of his life Judy. Ted was an animal lover; he and Judy had many beloved pets over the years. He loved restoring classic cars and attending car shows. He enjoyed playing cribbage weekly with his life long friend Keith.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and he was a gentle lovable person who will be greatly missed. He never spoke an unkind word about anyone. Ted’s family was most important to him.

He is survived by his wife Judy Hegle, children: Neil and Stephanie Hegle, Gina and Stephen Barnes, Daniel and Karen Austin, Trisha and David D’Haene, Polly Austin and David, grandchildren: Jacob and Maci Barnes, Aaron Barnes & fiancĂ©e Skylar, Hannah Barnes, Benjamin and Daniel Hegle, Daniel and Evelyn D’Haene, Joshua and Katelyn D’Haene, Jessica and Nicholas Ferris, and Patrick D’Haene, Amber and Ashleigh Austin and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters: Judy and Ted Bosley and Jeanine and Howard Burgess. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews that adored him. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother Terry Hegle, brother Tom Hegle and nephew Gabe Cassady.

Memorials may be made to Saginaw VA Medical Center, 1500 Weiss Street Saginaw, MI 48602. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI.


Stephen A. Olinger

Stephen A. Olinger, a resident of Ovid,Michigan and a native of Columbus, Indiana, died at home on January 8, 2021. He was 65 years old.

Steve was born on May 3, 1955 in Columbus, Indiana and graduated from Columbus High School in 1973. He attended Ball State University. He loved playing football for the Columbus North Bulldogs and was so proud to watch his son, Matt, follow in his footsteps. He was a sports fan through and through, from the Colts, IU Basketball, and the Indy 500 to the Detroit Tigers. He met Sandy, the love of his life, in 2002 and moved to Michigan shortly after.

Steve and Sandy were married surrounded by their closest family and friends in St. Johns, Michigan in 2019. He loved to spend weekends and holidays up north at the Lake City cottage, floating on the pontoon with a beer and spending time with family. He was easy going, fun-loving, and considered many, many people his good friends. He could talk to anyone for hours about sports and could quote many movies. Steve always amazed his family and friends with his knowledge and passion for history and trivia. Steve always found the humor in life, loved a good laugh, and was fun to be around. Above all, he valued family and friendship and had a huge heart.

He will be missed by many, especially his wife, Sandy Fox-Olinger of Ovid, MI; son, Matt (Cara) Olinger of Mooresville, IN; stepdaughters, Lindsey Fox of Lansing, MI, and Kimberly Fox(Tony Mazur) of Royal Oak, MI; sister, Natalie (Brad Stine) Olinger-Stine of Columbus, IN; brother-in-law, Charlie Divish of Ashley, MI; sister-in-law, Carol Throckmorton of Chesterfield, VA; grandsons, Logan, Lucas and Huntley Olinger of Mooresville, IN; nephew, Clayton Stine, and niece, Elinor Stine of Columbus, IN; and father and mother-in-law, Stanley and Mary Divish of St. Johns, MI. He was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Maxine Olinger, and brother-in-law, Buddie Throckmorton.

A burial at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN will take place at a later date.

For further information, phone McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel at 989-224-4422.


Teresa Ann Hackett

Teresa Ann Hackett, age 57 of Lake George, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at her home. Teresa was born the daughter of Jack Hackett and Mary Virginia (Murray) Hackett on August 27, 1963 in Lansing. She was a devoted friend, mother and coworker; having worked as an Executive Assistant at the Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for over 15 years. Teresa enjoyed being outdoors and tending to her flower beds to have fresh cut flowers in her home to enjoy. She liked taking road trips and adventurous car rides; no destinations in mind, just a relaxing ride. Teresa enjoyed boat rides, fishing and loved spending time at the family cottage in Frankfort. Mostly she enjoyed her time with her family and her dogs Brody and the late Sammie.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Beckie (Mike) Reeves of Vestaburg and Krisi (Eddie Dennis) Flanner of Ovid; her companion of over 20 years Thomas Allen of Lake George; 3 grandchildren Tessa, Lilly and Sarah Reeves all of Vestaburg; and her sister Jodie Hermes of Lansing. Teresa was predeceased by her mother Mary “Ginny” Hayden, step father Steve Hayden and father Jack Hackett.

In keeping with Teresa’s wishes cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Clare County Animal Shelter or the Capital Area Humane Society. Arrangements were handled by the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.


Gary A. VanOrsdol

Gary, age 85, of St. Johns MI, passed away on January 7, 2021 after living life to its fullest while battling Parkinson’s Disease for many years. Gary called his wife and two sons to his side on December 16, after two recent trips to Sparrow hospital, letting them know he was at peace with God his savior and his time here on earth. His determination and love for his family remained strong to his last day.

Surviving Gary are Diana (Green), his wife of 63 years, sons Harley (Cyndy) VanOrsdol, Rodney (Julie) VanOrsdol along with six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and five great- great- grandchildren. There are three brother in laws – Lyle Brewer, Bruce (Ruth) Field, Jerry (Sandy) Green, and two sister in laws – Linda (Tim) Crowell, Ramona (Scott) Smith, and their families. Gary also has many cousins from the Vaniman family.

Services were held on January 16, 2021 at McGeehan Funeral Home – Keck-Coleman Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.