Roy E. Quick

Roy E. Quick died Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 63. He was born March 2, 1957 in St. Johns, MI the son of James and Dorothy (Parks) Quick. Roy was a graduate of St. Johns High School, Class of 1975. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, enjoyed fishing and was a talented woodworker. During his working career he was a self employed carpenter.

Surviving are his parents, Jim and Dorothy Quick; three sisters, Kathy (John) Harmon, Bonnie (Jeff) Hettler and Dianne Toth (Jesse Case) and a grandson, Dylan. He was preceded in death by his son, Brandon, nephew, Jim Harmon and brother-in-law, Tim Toth.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the family has decided to have private services. Memorials may be made to Peter’s Sunny Day Foundation 12741 Ospreys Way DeWitt, MI 48820 www.peterssunnyday.com. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.


Jeffery Alan Snater

Jeffery Alan Snater, age 63, of St. Johns, MI, passed away after a short illness (not COVID related) on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.

.In following Jeff’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

.Jeff was born in St. Johns, MI on September 22, 1957, the son of Arthur and Julaine (Droste) Snater. He graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1975. After graduation he was hired by Federal Mogul where he worked for nearly 30 years.

.On January 13, 1979, Jeff married Linda Fay Gilbert at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2018 after 39 years of marriage.

.After Linda’s death, Jeff’s relationship with his daughter became his life. He and Amber did everything together and she became the integral support that he needed. Amber sacrificially cared for her dad and considered it an honor to do so.

.Jeff loved rocking on his front porch with his family, friends, and puppies. He enjoyed cooking and baking with his daughter. He was always willing to help others and went out of his way to provide for their needs. After his illness 9 years ago, Jeff had a greater appreciation for living life and loving others that will be his legacy for all who knew and loved him.

.Jeff is survived by his daughter Amber Snater, his puppies: Tyke Lee and Molly Mae; son Arthur Snater, father-in-law Gerald Gilbert, mother-in-law Nancy Morgret, siblings: Julie (Kevin) Garvey, John (DeeDee) Snater, Janice (Bill) Wing, Jerry (Rose) Snater, and Jody (Kendra) Snater; Linda’s siblings: Deb (Ken Bradley) Loudenbeck, Donna (Jim) Beaudrie, Laurie (Mick) Becker, and Glenn (Shannon) Gilbert; and many nieces and nephews. Jeff is also survived by many close friends: Mike Baatz, “Cousin Jimmy” (Angie) Howard, Jim Falor, Steve (Karen) Henning, Gary (Bernadette) Slamka, Mikey Price, Charlie (Natalie) Thelen, and John Thelen. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, wife Linda, mother-in-law Jean Gilbert, and niece Krista Garvey.

. The family would like to thank “Nurse Pam” and all of Jeff’s caregivers for their compassionate care.

.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Smith Family Funeral Homes to help with Jeff’s funeral expenses. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.


Walter Allen Zischke

Walter Allen Zischke passed away on November 24, 2020 at age 73. Walter was born in Keokuk, Iowa on August 15, 1947, son of Alton and Elnora (Raab) Zischke. He received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources from Michigan State University. He worked as a Transportation Planner for over 30 years with the Michigan Department of Transportation in Lansing. His major hobbies included photography, which was primarily of scenes in nature, mountains, water, wild life. His second hobby was his love of cars. Auto shows were his favorite pastime. He attended these whenever he could, all over the country.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Judith (Chapman) Zischke, brother Lester Zischke, sister Julia (Zischke) Beyerle, numerous Raab and Zischke cousins, and three grandsons: Alexander, Nathan and Nicholas Mitchell. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, plus numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of his family.

A Virtual Funeral Memorial will be held on-line with Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.


Mark D. Cornell

Mark D. Cornell age 65 passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 after suffering with Pancreatic Cancer. Mark was born on October 19, 1955 in St. Johns, the son of Keith H. and Carol J. (Munro) Cornell. He graduated from St. Johns High School. He worked as a trainer and designer during his many years as a machinist. Mark was a huge Michigan football fan, loved hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, and playing cards. Mark delighted in spending time with his family and friends! He was generous in sharing his talents and passions. Most important to Mark was his desire to have time with his children and grandchildren.

Mark is survived by his mother, Carol Cornell of St. Johns, children, Kelly S. (Irl) Lutz of Ovid, Mark A. Cornell of Elsie, Heather M. (Justin) Eldridge of Holt and Shelly L. (Jeff) Neifert of Zeeland; grandchildren, Lyndon Lutz, Brendan Eldridge, Kadrian Neifert, Aidan Lutz, Mallori Eldridge and Riley Cornell. Mark has two sisters, Constance (Kirk) Deatrick of St. Johns and Suzanne (Patrick) Palmer of Texas and one brother Keith (Michelle) Cornell of St. Johns. Mark is preceded in death by his father Keith H. Cornell.

His wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the Covid pandemic. Memorials may be given to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1009 S. US 27, St. Johns, MI 48879.

Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home.


Frances E. Halfman

Frances E. Halfman, age 85, of Fowler, MI, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the Laurels of Fulton, Perrinton, MI.

A Graveside Service will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Fowler MI, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Bill Koenigsknecht officiating.

Frances was born in Fowler, MI on March 9, 1935, the daughter of Isadore N. and Alma C. (Bower) Halfman. Frances was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Fowler, MI.

Memorials may be made to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Educational Trust Fund, Fowler, MI. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.