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David Richard Hines

David Richard Hines, 95, of East Lakefield Township, Michigan, died peacefully on June 27, 2021 at the home of his daughter in Kansas City, Kansas following a long illness. Mr. Hines was born the second of three sons to Byrle L. and Effie Lucinda (Fullmer) Hines in Milford, Michigan on May 16, 1926. He graduated from Walled Lake High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy the next day. He served stateside during World War II, and met his future wife, Joan Macrae of Independence, Missouri, at a USO dance in Washington, DC on St. Patrick’s Day, 1945. They were married in Kansas City, Kansas on May 23, 1946. Five children were born to them between 1952 and 1965. They began their family in Oakland County, Michigan, in 1964 returning to Joan’s hometown of Independence, Missouri where they spent the next 22 years. A man of many talents, Dave worked as a brickmason with his father and brothers, drove for Greyhound through most of the 1950s, and had an 18-year career as a draftsman at Armco Steel in Kansas City, Missouri, retiring in 1982. He was ordained a priest in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Community of Christ) in 1974 and an elder in 1986. Dave’s gift was with older people—he served as chaplain of several nursing homes and was faithful in service through driving seniors to church, doctor’s appointments, and grocery shopping for many years. Dave and Joan moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1986 and enjoyed eighteen years there before her death in 2004. As a widower, Dave volunteered at the Curtis (MI) Public Library and the Seney (MI) National Wildlife Refuge. Dave lived independently in his “little house in the big woods” until the fall of 2019, when he moved in with one of his sons and later back to the Kansas City area to his daughter’s home. In October 2020 he was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and chose home hospice. Special thanks to Rachal, Jennifer, Matt, Heather, and the other personnel of Lumicare Hospice in Blue Springs, Missouri who were so kind and helpful during these past eight months. Dave was preceded in death by his wife, his son Paul in 2016, his parents in 1969 and 1974, and his brother Eugene in 2015. He is survived by his brother Robert (Audrey) of Northville, MI; by four of his children: David, Steven, Matthew, and Elaine; by six grandchildren; by nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. He is further survived by loving friends including Linda Blanchard, Del and Anne Alden, Nadine Volz, John Glenn, and Clayton Seder. In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held. Memorial contributions to Feeding America, Food for the Poor, or the Carter Center would be welcomed.

Guy William Teed

Guy William Teed went home to his loving heavenly Father on March 28, 2021.  Born in Newberry, Michigan on August 23, 1935, Guy was the fourth child of seven through the marriage union (October 8, 1927) of John Dent Teed and Effie Elaine Rall.  His siblings include Opal May (Gordon Archie) Kalnbach, Dorothy Jean (Robert G.) Hartley, John Ernest (Katherine Susan Epperly), Thomas (Ruth Norman), Dent Allen (Nancy L. Spees) and Ellen Elaine (Charles) Dunn.  Half-siblings include Lois (David) Teed-Gillen, Ruth (Frank) Finch, Timothy (Pilar), and Stephen. Guy was married just shy of 65 years to the love of his life, Imogene Elizabeth McIver (July 2, 1955).  Through this union six children were born:  Brian Thomas (Tina), Cynthia Opal (Wayne) Twichell, Kathleen Elizabeth (Rick) Plesscher, Cheryl Marie (Robert) Bryers, Valerie Jean (Joel) Christensen, and William Allen.  His children gave him 15 grandchildren – Jason Plesscher, Denielle (Bowler) Haack, T.J. Plesscher, Staff Sgt. E5 Ryan Bowler, Katelyn (Plesscher) Lasslett, Chelsea Teed, Adam Christensen, Nicholas Teed, Jonathan Christensen, Zachary Teed, Cory Twichell, Tiffany Teed, Brianna Teed, Evan Christensen and Sarah Bryers, who then blessed him with 17 great grandchildren. Guy loved his family with his entire being and they loved him. Above all he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He lived his life to serve God, his family, his country, and others. Guy proudly served his country in the Army Security Agency from 1954-1957 and was honorably discharged with the rank Specialist 3rd Class.  He was stationed on Okinawa at the Army base “Tori” and was a Korean and Cold War veteran. After the Army, Guy worked for IBM (fixing computers and then becoming a computer programmer) in Michigan and Minnesota, working his way up to Manager of the billing department at Edison Sault Electric Company in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  He was a valued employee wherever he worked as he believed that you should do everything to the honor and glory of God.  After retiring from Edison, he managed the Helmer House Inn (Helmer, Michigan) with his daughter Kathleen and co-owned a Dairy Queen (Midland, Michigan) before returning back to his beloved Upper Peninsula where he was born and raised, and to the church where he learned about his Savior, Jesus Christ and gave his heart to Him. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Effie Elaine, Leah (Morton) Teed (Stepmom), John (Jack) (brother), Dorothy (sister), Stephen (brother), Brian (son), Zachary (grandson), Tiffany (granddaughter) and Richard Fuller (Nephew).

Please come and celebrate his life with us on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakefield Baptist Church in Lakefield Township.

illard Franklin Bush Ehn

Willard Franklin “Bush” Ehn died June 20, 2021 at Pinecrest Nursing Home at the age of 84. He was born September 18, 1936 in Gould City, son of the late William Ehn and Ella (McCallum) Ehn. He was a graduate of Engadine High School and entered the U.S. Army following graduation. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He taught high school English for 18 years in Livonia. In 1980 he bought the business his mother had built and moved his family to Gould City as proud owner of Ehn’s Corner Bar & Cafe, which he ran for 20 years.  He is survived by former wife Vicki (Peterson) Ehn, children Kristian (Jamey) Ehn and Nissa (Kevin) Stansbury, grandchildren Kyle Ehn and Nick Ehn, Marissa Smith and Bethany (Tony) Duplessis, brother Phillip Ehn, sister Sharon (Jim) Macdonald, many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Per his request, there will not be a traditional funeral, but instead a celebration of his life at Scott’s Point in Gould City on July 3, 2021 from 2-8pm. Food and beverages served. Bring a lawn chair.

Marguerite Heppe-Watson

Lifelong Newberry and Lakefield resident, Marguerite Heppe-Watson, 79, passed away on Tuesday June 22, 2021 at Barkers Country Living in Germfask with her loving family by her side.  Born August 21, 1941 in Newberry, daughter of the late Roy and Margaret (LaBelle) Heppe, Marguerite was a 1959 graduate of Newberry High School.  She was employed at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center as an attendant nurse for over 20 years until her retirement in 1991.  Marguerite enjoyed reading, watching movies, knitting, baking, watching the Green Bay Packers, playing bingo and going to the casino.  She spent her winters with family in the San Diego, California area and her summers with family on Round Lake. Besides her parents, Marguerite is preceded in death by late husband Leslie Watson, whom she married February 12, 1972 in Newberry, brother Roy Heppe, sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Dave McAlpine, brother-in-law Wally Planck, brother-in-law Kenneth Kohn and step-daughters Kathy Johnson and Sandra Laug.  Survivors include son Clyde “Buddy” Taylor of Newberry, son Chris (Cheryl) Taylor of El Cajon, California, daughter Cheryl Taylor of Lakeside, California and son Curt (Denise) of Lakefield; sister Joan Kohn, sister Sally (Ken) Matchinski, sister Judy Planck, brother Bob Heppe and step-daughter Mary Jo (Steve) Meehan; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Pastor Diann Bowler officiating.  Inurnment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry with a luncheon to follow at the Lakefield Township Hall.  Those who wish may contribute to Christ’s Fellowship Pantry in Germfask or North Woods Home Nursing in memory of Marguerite Watson.Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Nadine Mudge

Mrs. A. Nadine Mudge, 91, of LaBelle, Florida, passed away on June 23, 2021, surrounded by her family. The daughter of Leslie and Julia “Etta” (Adams) Glazier of Hulbert, Michigan, Nadine was born in Vanderbilt, Michigan, on September 10, 1929. A graduate of Hulbert High School, she worked at the Sno Shu Inn and the Hulbert Tahquamenon Hotel. On March 7, 1948, Nadine married the love of her life, Charles (Chuck) Mudge after he returned from serving his country. She is survived by five children: Timothy (Patty) of Labelle, Florida; Sprague (Esther) of Paradise, Michigan; Gayle (Fred) Russell of Bokeelia, Florida; Charles Jr. (Linda) of Alva, Florida; and Jacob (Tammy) of North Fort Myers, Florida. Nadine also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Rosetta Maleport and Alfreda Gerrish, both of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Glazier of Lake Placid, Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Nadine was preceded in death by Baby Girl Mudge, her husband Chuck, her brother Gerald Glazier, and her parents.

Linda Lou Gallier

Linda Lou Gallier, 81, of Naubinway, died Saturday afternoon June 26, 2021 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Born February 24, 1940 in Bowling Green, Ohio, daughter of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Scheider) Rossow, Linda was a 1957 graduate of Westwood High School in Reedolph, Ohio.  On November 9, 1957, Linda married Randy Gallier in Deshler, Ohio and made Weston, Ohio their home. Linda was formerly employed as a telephone operator, at The Pancake House and later as an admitting clerk at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green for 34 years until her retirement.  Linda found great joy as a “farmer’s wife” on the family farm in Weston for 45 years growing and harvesting tomatoes for Heinz Corporation. A resident of the Hiawatha Sportsmans Club in Naubinway since 2002, Linda was a member of the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church and enjoyed planning parties, quilting and sewing groups, shopping with the girls, her grandchildrens activities, crosswood puzzles and word searches, viewing pictures of her great-grandchildren on Facebook and her special love for all the Cocker Spaniels that they had throughout her life especially Mickey. In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by her son-in-law David Van Vorhis. Survivors include her loving husband, Randy, of Naubinway; son Scott (Rhonda) Gallier of Lake Zurich, Illinois and Deb (Kelly) Tussing of Curtice, Ohio; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings James (Cindy) Rossow and May Ann Clements all of Bowling Green, Ohio. A memorial service celebrating the life of Linda will be held Saturday July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Tim Millier officiating. Special thanks to the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church and the community for all their love, support and help through this journey.  Also the family of Linda Gallier would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Oncology Center at Straits Area Hospital in St. Ignace. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.