Our Obituaries

James Junior Mills

April 10, 1923 - August 10, 2014

James Junior Mills aged 91 years, 4 months and 0 days was born April 10, 1923 in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan to James Clark Mills Jr. and Sophia Evangeline (Eva) Frankfather. He passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Ashley, Gratiot County, Michigan. Jay was the sixth child and third son of Jimmie and Eva. His siblings were; Elizabeth Townsend, E. Lenore Brandal,...
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Arthur Eugene Fisher

October 30, 1926 - July 30, 2014

Arthur Eugene Fisher, age 87, of Breckenridge, MI passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Dale Wolfe officiating. Burial will take place at Emerson Township Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 31,...
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Roger Peck Oberlitner

September 29, 1944 - May 9, 2014

Roger Peck Oberlitner, age 69, of Ithaca, Michigan went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014 at his home. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., with Mr. Dan Dinsmore officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 4 - 8 P.M. Roger was born in Alma, Michigan on September 29, 1944, the...
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Ruby Mae Carter

December 19, 1926 - March 28, 2014

Ruby Mae Carter, age 87, passed away peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014 with family at her side. She was born on December 19, 1926 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to William and Essie Posey. Ruby grew up in Kentucky and West Virginia before her family moved to Breckenridge, Michigan in 1934. She attended school there, played coronet in the high school band, was a member of the Glee Club and...
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Rodney Dean Parling

March 29, 1959 - March 7, 2014

Rodney Dean "R.D" Parling, age 54, of East Lansing, Michigan passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Rodney was born in Alma, Michigan on...
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Alfred Denison

November 29, 1938 - February 19, 2014

Rev. Alfred "Dale" Denison, age 75, of Ithaca, MI went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Joe Pendleton officiating. Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI....
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Brayden Michael Wale

September 4, 2013 - February 4, 2014

Brayden Michael Wale, 5 month old son of Jacob Wale & Cassandra Thayer of Alma, MI passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Spectrum Health Center, Grand Rapids, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Dale Wolfe officiating. Burial will take place at Ridgelawn Cemetery Breckenridge, MI. Visitation...
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Cheryl Ann Rewerts

February 22, 1955 - February 3, 2014

Cheryl Ann Rewerts, age 58, of Carson City, MI died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Sparrow Health Systems Lansing, Michigan. Memorial Services will be held at American Legion Post #580 Carson City, Michigan on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Cheryl was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 22, 1955, the daughter of Lewis and Dixie Burns. She was a former manager for Citgo Gas...
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David Detraz

July 9, 1932 - February 2, 2014

David "Carl" Detraz, age 81, of Perrinton, MI passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating. Burial will be held at Payne Cemetery, Fulton Township, MI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 4-8 P.M. at the...
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Frederick Earl Fuhrman

July 23, 1928 - January 26, 2014

Frederick Earl Fuhrman, age 85 of Alma, MI formerly of Ithaca, MI and Englewood, FL died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI. There will be no services at this time. Fred was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 23, 1928, the son of Robert Earl and Julia (Kurek) Fuhrman. On August 25, 1950, Fred married Mae Marie Shock, she died on July 23, 2008. Fred was a...
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Dolores Gay Parkis

September 29, 1937 - December 4, 2013

Dolores Gay Parkis, age 76, of Ithaca, MI died Wednesday, December 4, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ithaca Baptist Church, 221 Norton Gibbs Drive, Ithaca, Michigan on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Dolores was born in Ionia, Michigan on September 29, 1937, the daughter of Dewey Ransom and Nina Carlyle (Valentine) Sheldon. Dolores enjoyed gardening. She was...
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Carol Onahlee Kindel

December 12, 1919 - December 1, 2013

Carol Onahlee Kindel, age 93, of Ashley, MI died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Arbor Grove Assisted Living, Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Ithaca Church of God Ithaca, MI on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor James Conn will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday 2-8 P.M. with family...
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Maxine D. Nicewander

January 25, 1932 - October 30, 2013

Maxine D. Nicewander, age 81, of Ithaca, MI went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Terri Bentley officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Garden Cemetery, Seville Township, MI. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. at the...
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Marilyn M. Patterson

May 9, 1934 - October 27, 2013

Marilyn M. Patterson, age 79, of Ithaca, MI passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at her home. There will be no services. Marilyn was born in Ashley, Michigan on May 9, 1934, the daughter of Lester and Beatrice (Smith) Lumbert. On December 15, 1982 she married Melvin "Pat" Patterson in Killeen, Texas. Marilyn was a former cosmetologist, and she also worked at Ashley Care...
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Helen Ruth Weller

February 4, 1922 - October 23, 2013

Helen Ruth Weller, age 91, of Middleton, MI passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Arbor Grove Assisted Living in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. H. Jack Miller Jr. officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Alma, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 24,...
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Sharon L. Kindel

August 18, 1942 - August 28, 2013

Sharon L. Kindel, age 71, of Ithaca, MI died Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at First Church of God, Alma, MI on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Steve Wimmer officiating. Burial will follow at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at...
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Veola Mazie Reed

February 9, 1942 - July 13, 2013

Veola Mazie Reed, age 71, of Sumner, MI died Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca chapel on Saturday, July 20th at 1:00 P.M. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday one hour prior to service time. Veola was born in Michigan on February 9, 1942,...
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Alice Marie Weismiller

May 18, 1948 - June 17, 2013

Alice Marie Weismiller, age 65, of Ithaca, MI passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI, on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Bob Norris officiating. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 2...
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Mary Ann Strong

January 30, 1938 - May 29, 2013

Mary Ann Strong, age 75, of Remus, MI passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor George Showers officiating. Burial will take place at New Haven Township Cemetery New Haven Township, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 2-8 P.M. at Smith...
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Fernia C. Crawfis

September 27, 1918 - May 8, 2013

Fernia C. Crawfis, age 94, of Kalkaska, Michigan, formerly of Riverdale, MI passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Warwick Living Center in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor John Hagerman officiating. Burial will take place at Ferris Center Cemetery, Vestaburg, MI. Visitation will be...
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William A. Gray

March 1, 1931 - March 6, 2013

William A. Gray, age 82, of Ithaca, MI died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Ashley Care Center in Ashley, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:30 P.M., with Jo Jones officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 1:30 until time of service with a Masonic involvement. William was born in Flint,...
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Iolene Edith Hyde

January 6, 1921 - February 28, 2013

Iolene Edith Hyde, age 92, of Ithaca, Michigan died Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Carson City Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI, on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Thomas Bradley officiating. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. and on...
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Geneva Elizabeth Reeves

April 6, 1921 - February 24, 2013

Geneva Elizabeth "Toot" Reeves, age 91, of Carson City, MI passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Eaton Community Palliative Care, Charlotte, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor George Showers will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation...
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Margaret Jane Allen

January 11, 1919 - January 9, 2013

Margaret Jane Allen, age 93, of Ithaca, MI died 2 days before her 94th birthday on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Rosewood Adult Foster Care, Ithaca, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, Michigan on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Steve Wimmer officiating. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on...
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Ronald Edward Rondy

July 29, 1942 - January 8, 2013

Ronald Edward "Ron" Rondy, age 70, of Ithaca, MI passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church "Irishtown", Shepherd, MI on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Fred Kawka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Catholic Church Cemetery "Irishtown" Shepherd, MI. Visitation...
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Lee Wayne Smith

September 4, 1927 - January 7, 2013

Lee Wayne Smith, age 85, of Ithaca, Michigan passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, surrounded by family at Woodland Hospice in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Funeral Services will be held at Ithaca First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Joseph Novak will officiate. Burial will be at the Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Wednesday,...
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Keith E. McKenzie

August 7, 1924 - January 6, 2013

Keith E. McKenzie, age 88, formerly of Breckenridge, MI, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Railside Living Center in Byron Center, MI. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel, 1333 E. Center Street, Ithaca, MI. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Breckenridge, MI. The family will receive friends and relatives on...
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Debra Jean Wilson

April 28, 1954 - January 5, 2013

Debra Jean Wilson, age 58, of Alma, MI died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor George Showers officiating. Debra was born in St. Johns, Michigan on April 28, 1954, the daughter of Raymond Eugene Teall and Joyce Ellen ...
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Susan Elizabeth Whitford

October 20, 1955 - January 3, 2013

Susan Elizabeth Whitford, age 57, of Ithaca, MI died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Pompeii United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Bill Dye will officiate. Susan was born in Carson City, Michigan on October 20, 1955, the daughter of Joe and Doreen (Green) Aldrich. She is...
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Nancy Lou Smith

September 24, 1937 - January 2, 2013

Nancy Lou Smith, age 75, of Ithaca, MI died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor George Showers and Pastor John Hagerman will officiate. Burial will take place at New Haven Township Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 from...
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Edward A. Hooper

April 15, 1920 - December 22, 2012

Edward A. "Ed" Hooper, age 92, of Ithaca, MI died peacefully December 22, 2012 at Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI. Ed was born in Ithaca, Michigan, on April 15, 1920, the son of Charles and Bertha (Hubbell) Hooper. He graduated from Ithaca High School and attended both Central Michigan University and Michigan State University. On June 17, 1945, he married Carol Joanne McCallum at the United...
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Iva Switzer

April 29, 1910 - December 10, 2012

Iva Switzer, age 102, of Ithaca, Michigan, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, Michigan on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor George Showers officiating. Burial will take place in Ferris Center Cemetery, Vestaburg, Michigan. Visitation will be...
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Kenneth Thomas Gould

June 24, 1930 - September 19, 2012

Kenneth Thomas Gould, age 82 , of Robertsdale, AL formerly of Eaton Rapids, Michigan died Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Alabama. Kenneth served in the National Guard and was retired from General Motors. He enjoyed the Robertsdale Senior Citizen's Group and their activities. Ken is survived by his wife Mary Ann Gould of Robertsdale, AL, daughter Patricia & Laird Osborn of Foley,...
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Albert L. Galloway

August 29, 1933 - July 24, 2012

Albert L. Galloway, age 78 of Houghton Lake, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his home. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel with Pastor Jerry Drummond officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 2-8 P.M. and on Saturday prior to the service from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M....
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Cheryl Lynn Aldridge

November 20, 1954 - July 9, 2012

Cheryl Lynn "Della" Aldridge, age 57, of Alma, MI went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Doig Chapel at Masonic Pathways, Alma, MI on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor George Ayoub officiating. Cheryl was born in Saginaw, Michigan on November 20, 1954, the daughter of Donavon Aldridge and...
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Dwight Arnold Yelsik

June 11, 1927 - June 18, 2012

Dwight "Arnold" Yelsik, age 85, of Ashley, MI died Monday, June 18, 2012 at The Laurels of Carson City in Carson City, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. Pastor Dave Perry and Mr. Thomas Bradley will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on...
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Alta May Smith

December 2, 1936 - June 14, 2012

Alta May Smith, age 75, of Ithaca, MI passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel, Ithaca, Michigan on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:00 A.M with Rev. Daniel Botsford officiating. Burial will take place at Pritchard Cemetery, Sumner Township, MI. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 6 - 8 P.M. and...
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Diane Marie Kenney

October 4, 1951 - June 13, 2012

Diane Marie Kenney, age 60, of Ithaca, MI passed away on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Friday, June 22nd at 1:00 P.M. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11-1 at Smith Family Funeral Homes. Diane was born in Pontiac, Michigan on October 4, 1951, the daughter of John Henry...
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Sharon Sue Houlden

March 4, 1942 - June 12, 2012

Sharon Sue Houlden, age 70, of Breckenridge, MI passed away Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Friday, June 15th at 1:00 P.M. Pastor George Showers will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-8 P.M. with family present...
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Elon Jack Potter

April 24, 1941 - April 30, 2012

Elon Jack "E.J." Potter, age 71, of Ithaca, MI passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at Rosewood Adult Foster Care, Gratiot County, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Tom Huff officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from...
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Stanley Bator, Jr.

December 19, 1921 - April 6, 2012

Stanley Bator, Jr. age 90, of Ionia, Michigan formerly of Ithaca and Eaton Rapids, Michigan died Friday, April 6th, 2012 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:00 A.M. , Rev. Jon Clifton will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10...
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Maria Hessbrook

October 14, 1928 - July 29, 2011

Maria "Teresa" Hessbrook, age 82, of Ithaca, MI passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church Ithaca, MI on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Fr. Jules Spleet will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 2, 2011 from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Home and...
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Gina Leigh Knopf

July 22, 1983 - July 17, 2011

Gina Leigh Knopf, age 27, of Crystal, Michigan died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 1:00 P.M., Pastor Randy Steinhower will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 A.M. until the time of service. Gina was born in Westland, Michigan on July 22, 1983,...
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Charlotte Jane Hirschman

October 27, 1929 - June 22, 2011

Charlotte Jane Hirschman, age 81, of Ithaca, Michigan died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, Michigan on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:00 A.M., with Pastor George Showers officiating. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday,...
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Victoria C. Seeley

October 4, 1915 - June 4, 2011

Victoria C. Seeley, age 95, of Jerome, Idaho passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Laurels of Carson City, Carson City, MI. Victoria was born in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho on October 4, 1915, the daughter of William W. and Helen H. (Reid) Scott. Victoria, a graduate of the University of Idaho, resided most of her married life in Jerome, Idaho. Upon Richard's retirement they lived in Sun...
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William Lesley Brown

February 17, 1962 - April 16, 2011

William Lesley Brown, age 49, of St. Louis, MI died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Gratiot Medical Center, Alma, MI. There will be no services. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel, Ithaca, Michigan.
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Mao Kue

May 5, 1917 - April 2, 2011

Mao Kue, age 93, of Ithaca, MI died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Gratiot Medical Center, Alma, Gratiot County, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 8:30 A.M. Visitation will be held Friday Morning, April 8, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. to Monday Morning, April 11, 2011 at 8:00 A.M.
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Florence Mary Cook

June 19, 1915 - March 18, 2011

Florence Mary Cook, age 95, of Ithaca, MI died Friday, March 18th, 2011 peacefully and in the kind and compassionate care of Rosewood AFC with her family present. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Tuesday, March 22nd at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Jerry Drummond will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery North Star, Michigan. Visitation will be...
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June Ann Zimmerman

June 3, 1929 - March 15, 2011

June Ann (Wanieta) Zimmerman, age 81, of Ithaca, Michigan died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at The Laurels Of Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. A Graveside Service will be held at North Star Cemetery on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:00 A.M., Mr. Keith Wise will officiate. June was born in Alma, Michigan on June 3, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Jarosemich. She graduated...
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Carl R. Johnson

April 24, 1927 - February 2, 2011

Carl R. Johnson, age 83, of Ithaca, MI died Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. at Smith Family Funeral Homes. ...
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Dean Wendell Sherrick

October 10, 1930 - January 31, 2011

Dean Wendell Sherrick, age 80 of Middleton, Michigan passed away meeting his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 31, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services with be on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at New Haven Church of the Brethren, Middleton, Michigan. Visitation will be Friday, February 4, 2011 at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel from 2-8 P.M....
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Gale Ann Cascaddan

December 31, 1946 - January 26, 2011

Gale Ann Cascaddan, age 64, of Ashley, MI died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Lindy Cascaddan will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 from 4-8 PM. Gale was born in Clare County, Michigan on...
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William Glen Cheney

April 29, 1923 - January 4, 2011

William Glen Cheney, age 87, of Ithaca, MI died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Ithaca United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 P.M., Rev. David McBride will officiate. Burial will take place at New Haven Township Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 2-4 ...
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Melba J. Kittle

January 16, 1939 - December 11, 2010

Melba J. Kittle, age 71, of Ithaca, MI died Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at her home. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Monday, December 13th at 1:00 P.M. , Pastor Kathy Thigpen will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday Noon until time of service. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca chapel. Melba was born in Ithaca,...
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Arnetia Johan Mills

December 23, 1932 - December 5, 2010

Arnetia Johan Mills, age 77, of Ashley died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel, 1333 E. Center Street, Ithaca, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor George Showers will officiate. Burial will take place at Collier Cemetery, Pompeii. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 2-4 &...
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Anna R. Stambersky

November 5, 1913 - November 4, 2010

Anna R. Stambersky, age 96, of Ithaca, Michigan, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Carson City Hospital, Carson City, Michigan Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Fr. Jules Spleet will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery Ithaca, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Sunday,...
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Darlene Daye Wright

January 13, 1948 - October 10, 2010

Darlene Daye Wright, age 62, of Ionia, MI passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home with her family at her side. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel, 1333 E. Center Street, Ithaca, MI, on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Jason Seamans will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be...
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Lloyd Joseph Seifert

February 27, 1932 - August 13, 2010

Lloyd Joseph Seifert, age 78, of Ashley, MI died Friday, August 13, 2010 at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Ithaca, MI on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Father Jules Spleet will officiate, and burial will follow at North Star Cemetery, North Star, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Monday,...
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William John Parker

December 16, 1932 - August 11, 2010

William John Parker, age 77, of Perrinton, MI died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Elbert Dulworth will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Smith Family Funeral Homes. William was born in Muskegon,...
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Joan Darlene Lowery

March 18, 1938 - August 8, 2010

Joan Darlene Lowery, age 72, of Blanchard, MI went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 8th, 2010 surrounded by family at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Thursday, August 12th at 11:00 A.M. Grandson Pastor Justin Bupp and Pastor George Showers will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery in North Star, MI. Visitation...
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Vesta Jean Sherman

October 6, 1928 - July 8, 2010

Vesta Jean Sherman, age 81, of Grand Island, Florida and formerly of North Star, Michigan died Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at her daughters residence in Battle Creek, MI. Funeral Services will be held, at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Tuesday, July 13th at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Keith Wise will officiate and burial will take place at North Star Cemetery in North Star, Michigan. Visitation...
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Jacqueline Luella Huss

March 5, 1935 - June 17, 2010

Jacqueline Luella Huss, age 75, of Ashley, Michigan passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., Mrs. Kathryn Strouse will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 6-8 P.M. and on Sunday, June 20, 2010 2-8 p.m. with family present 2-4 & 6-8...
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Donna Maye Biddinger

August 18, 1930 - June 6, 2010

Donna Maye Biddinger, age 79, of St. Louis, MI died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Keith Wise will officiate and burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2010 from 6-8 P.M. and Tuesday, June 8,...
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Sophie Marie Bupp

March 21, 1919 - May 13, 2010

Sophie Marie Bupp, age 91, of Alma, MI died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul's Cathlolic Church in Ithaca, MI on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Smith Family Funeral Homes,...
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Bernard Lloyd Barton, Sr.

October 7, 1924 - April 21, 2010

Bernard "Curly" Lloyd Barton was born October 7, 1924, along with fraternal twin Robert Burr in Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan to Chester Lloyd and Hattie Ilene (Thompson) Barton. Known as Curly his entire life, he grew up in North Star, Michigan and attended Ithaca High School. At age seventeen he joined the US Navy and served as a coxswain off the coast of The Bahamas. After...
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George LaVere Norris

November 8, 1928 - April 19, 2010

George LaVere Norris, age 81, of Ithaca, MI died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Ashley Care Center, Ashley, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., Mr. Keith Wise will officiate. Burial will be follow at Ithaca Cemetery Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM....
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Jeanette Pamelia Barton

October 26, 1925 - March 14, 2010

Jeanette Pamelia MILLS was born on Monday October 26, 1925 at the home of her parents, James Clark Mills Junior and Sophia Evangeline Frankfather in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. She was nick named "Tootie" before her birth. Jeanette was the eighth child of nine born to Jimmie and Eva Mills. She is survived by two of her siblings; E. Lenore Brandal of Ithaca, MI and James Junior...
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Darlene Kay Lockwood

October 3, 1946 - February 23, 2010

Darlene Kay (Hope) Lockwood, age 63, of Ithaca, MI died Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00 P.M., Pastor Rick Rogers will officiate. Burial will take place at Colliers Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. at Smith Family Funeral...
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Melvin E. Lohrer

October 23, 1930 - December 12, 2009

Melvin E. Lohrer, age 79, of Ithaca, Michigan died Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at Carson City Hospital, Carson City, Michigan. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, MI on Wednesday, December 16th at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Steve Lang will officiate. Burial will take place at Union Home Cemetery, Clinton County, Michigan. Visitation will be held on...
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Mary Elizabeth Bellinger

March 26, 1923 - November 24, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Bellinger, age 86, of Ashley, MI died on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Ashley Care Center in Ashley, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Lee Palmer will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday,, November 27, 2009...
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Louisa Marie Roach

February 15, 1917 - September 19, 2009

Louisa "Marie" Roach, age 92, of Ithaca, MI died Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 4-8 PM. at Smith Family Funeral Homes. Marie was born in Daytona Beach, Florida on...
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Marian Arlene Grandy

January 4, 1928 - June 5, 2009

Marian Arlene Grandy, age 81, of Ithaca, Michigan entered into rest on Friday, June 5, 2009 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Twin Cities Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Alma on M-46 across from Big Boy Restaurant on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Ken Micheff will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Emerson Township, MI. Visitation will be held on...
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Theresa E. Strouse

April 23, 1935 - May 30, 2009

Theresa E. Strouse, age 74, of Ithaca, Michigan passed away Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel, Ithaca, MI on Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:00 A.M. , Fr. Julius Spleet will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Rosary will be...
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Robert P. Hall

September 24, 1927 - May 26, 2009

Robert P. Hall, age 81, of Ithaca, MI died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Masonic Pathways Doig Chapel, Alma, MI on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. Pastor George Ayoub will officiate. Robert was born in Newport, Arkansas on September 24, 1927, the son of Earl L. and Beatrice (Folks) Hall. He was married to Colleen...
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John Vincent Hayes

October 30, 1926 - May 21, 2009

John Vincent Hayes, age 82, of Ithaca, Michigan passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Carson City Hospital, Carson City, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel, Ithaca, MI on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Jo Jones will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8...
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William Arthur Powelson

June 8, 1922 - May 20, 2009

William Arthur Powelson, age 86, of Ashley, MI went home to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Saturday, May 23rd at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery in North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 from 4-7 PM. William was...
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Richard M. Cascaddan

October 5, 1941 - April 29, 2009

Richard "Rick" M. Cascaddan, age 67, of Ashley, MI died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in Gratiot County, Michigan. A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Lindy Cascaddan will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 5-8 PM. at Smith Family Funeral Homes in Ithaca. Rick was born in Clare...
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Gary Lee Grandy

April 19, 1947 - April 26, 2009

Gary Lee Grandy, age 62, of Weidman, formerly of Ithaca, MI died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Ken Micheff will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12-2 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca. Gary was born in Alma, Michigan on April...
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Joseph W. Hubbard

November 3, 1940 - April 3, 2009

Dr. Joseph W. Hubbard, age 68, of Ithaca, Michigan died Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at Gratiot Medical Center, Alma, Michigan A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Tuesday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m., family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 p.m. unitl the time of services. Joseph was born in St. Johns, Michigan on November 3, 1940,...
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Lee Edward Foster

April 1, 1943 - March 2, 2009

Lee Edward Foster, age 65, of Ithaca, MI died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Steven Young will officiate. Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 5,...
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Lucy Marie Wold

February 25, 1915 - March 1, 2009

Lucy Marie Wold, age 94, of Ithaca, MI died Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Rosewood Adult Foster Care in Ithaca, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Willie Iwankiw will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM....
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Daniel Edward Hubbard

January 2, 2009 - January 12, 2009

Daniel Edward Hubbard of Alma, MI died Monday, January 12, 2009 at DeVos Childrens Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI. A private memorial service was held at Smith Family Funeral Homes in Ithaca. Daniel was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 2, 2009 the son Brandon Lee and Danette Lee Guild-Hubbard. He was so loved by all of his family. He is survived by his parents, Brandon and...
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William Robert Sexton

August 12, 1926 - January 3, 2009

William Robert Sexton, age 82, of St. Louis, MI died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, MI. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 12-2 PM. at the funeral home. William was born in Northland, Michigan on August 12, 1926,...
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