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Alvera Rodman

Alvera Grace (Kruger) Rodman, age 87, formerly of Dewitt, Michigan passed away Friday, September 3, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Family Funeral Services will be held on September 15, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan. Visitation will be September 15, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Burial will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Rowley Cemetery in Williamston at 10:00 A.M.

The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.


Francis Edward Wilson

Francis “Frank” Edward Wilson, nearly 93, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Hazel Findlay Country Manor.

He was born on September 22, 1928 in Laingsburg, Michigan to Max and Alice (Foster) Wilson. He married Ida Wilson on January 11, 1947 in Laingsburg, and enjoyed seventy three years of marriage together. Frank worked as a Millwright with General Motors for many years before his retirement in 1979.

Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wide, Ida (Lyons) Wilson in 2020 and is survived by his sons, Thomas (Raenell) and Dennis (Krys) Wilson; six grandchildren, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 4 PM at McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel., 1500 Waterford Pkwy, St. Johns. Friends may visit the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 PM until the time of the service. A luncheon will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Grove Bible Church, St. Johns.


Colleen Sue Costan

Colleen Sue Costan, a resident of Ovid and a native of St. Johns, Michigan died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on August 31, 2021 after a hard fought battle with Cancer.

Colleen was born in St. Johns on April 19, 1952, the daughter of Dale and Barbara (Bailey) Robinson, and grew up in St. Johns where she was a graduate of St. Johns High School. She went on to work for the State of California as a supervisor for the Contractor’s License Board. After retirement, she moved with her family back to her hometown of St. Johns, and began her second career at State Street Family Dental where she worked for many years, greeting and helping patients, and being the “Office Mom” to everyone who worked there.

Colleen was a big baseball and San Francisco Giants fan. She also loved the Spartan Marching Band and Michigan State football. Colleen enjoyed crafting and she lovingly crocheted blankets for family and friends. If you were given one of her blankets, you knew it was her way of wrapping you with love.

She is survived by her husband Harry Costan; her daughters, Kelly Knight and Monica (Marshall) Ebreck Matthews; grandchildren, Jalen Lee Whaley I, Joseph Dean Horrell, and Justin Michael Ebreck; (Jonni Marshall); brother Michael (Cammi) Robinson; sister Diane Crawford (Bob Calder); sister-in-law Renee Costan; nieces and nephews, Angela Molina, Haley Robinson, Logan Robinson, Jordan Stoddard, Megan Zack (Andrew), Selena Costan, and Carrie Kannarr (Lewis); great nieces and nephews, Catelyn and Jason Reynolds, Sloane Zack, Marshall, Zoe and Maya Costan and her special family, Marie, Kerry, Christian and Peyton Heuhs, Kathy Gonzalez (Joe), Amy Bieneman, Darreon Bieneman-Moor, Madison Byrd, Alethea, Adam and Alyssa Frazier.

Colleen touched many people’s lives. If you needed a friend, or a Mom, or a Grandma, or a Sister, she was there to fill that place. She was kind and caring, and her laugh filled the room. If Colleen was laughing. Everyone was laughing.

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Colleen’s life at McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel, 1500 Waterford Parkway, St. Johns, on Wednesday, September 8, at 12:30 PM. Friends may visit from 10 AM until the time the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the St. Johns High School Redwings Marching Band, which brought her such joy starting with her time marching in high school and continuing through her adult years.