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Richard Russell Andrews

Richard Russell “Dick” Andrews, age 78 of Maple Rapids, MI, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan.

A Memorial Service will be held at Maple Rapids United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 with Rev. Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10-11 A.M. prior to the service at the church.

Richard was born in Perrinton, Michigan on May 26, 1939, the son of William Russell and Ruth Marie (Stone) Andrews. Dick married Nancy Rumsey on February 24, 1957 in Maple Rapids, MI. He resided most of his life in Maple Rapids.

Dick retired from General Motors in 1996. He enjoyed hunting, especially deer hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Dick also enjoyed playing pool playing in many tournaments over the years. He also played cards and was an avid golfer. Anything that Dick decided to do he did wholeheartedly. He was a graduate of Fulton High School and played on the football team as a quarter back, #11. Later he was a golf coach at Fulton High School. Dick was a University of Michigan fan.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Andrews of Maple Rapids, MI; 5 sons Mark Andrews of Houston, TX; Marlin Andrews of Middleton, MI; Matthew Andrews of Muskegon, MI; Michael and Tiffanie Andrews of Perrinton, MI; Mitchell and Danell Andrews of Perrinton, MI; 9 grandchildren Heather and Jason Werlinger, Kodie and Betsy Hall, Eric and Jarrae Arrington, Thomas Arrington, Matthew Arrington, Austin and Brittany Pierce, Ashlee Andrews, Zachary Andrews and Sydney Andrews; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Robert and Paula Andrews of Florida; 2 sisters Sharon Havens of Lansing, MI; Janet Andrews of Lansing, MI. Dick was preceded in death by his father and mother Ruth Marie Ellis, step-mother Leora Andrews, daughter-in-law and wife of Marlin, Angela Andrews, also his sister Sandra Gimmedy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fulton Schools Sports Boosters or Maple Rapids Ball Boosters. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.


Camma Jill Harwood

Camma Jill Harwood died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the age of 73. She was born April 2, 1944 in Grand Rapids, MI the daughter of the late Clayton G. and Kathryn L. (Jones) Harwood. Camma was raised in Ionia, MI and a graduate of Ionia High School, Class of 1962. She continued her education earning an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and spent her life caring for the elderly and children. Camma lived in the Flushing and Flint, MI area for several years and most recently moved to St. Johns. After retirement she participated in the foster grandparent program.

She is survived by her sisters, Kara (Johnny) Villarreal and Joy (David) Hood-Vredevoogd; nieces, Shawna Cantu and Angela (Jason) Lundstrom along with numerous cousins. The family wishes to thank Grace Haven Assisted Living staff and Care Team Hospice for their compassionate and loving care.

As per Camma’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Interment will take place later this spring at Saranac Cemetery. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.


Dallas Herbruck

At the age of 73, Dallas Herbruck went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in 1963.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Teresa Herbruck and daughters, Heather (David) Beach and Sara Herbruck, brothers, Douglas (Jackie) Herbruck and Darrell (Maureen) Herbruck as well as grandchildren, Mikaila and Joshua Beach. Also left to cherish his memory are nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Loveoan Herbruck and brother, Daniel Herbruck.

The Memorial Service will be held February 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at True North Community Church, 3200 Willow Street, Lansing, MI 48917 with Pastor Gary Schnepp officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

Our family cannot express how grateful we are to McLaren Hospital, 2 SouthEast nurses and staff, as well as McLaren Hospice nurses, Gail and Rebecca for the care, compassion and kindness shown to Dallas during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Detroit Bulldog Rescue, P.O. Box 284, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080-0284.


Kenneth W. Washburn

Kenneth W. Washburn, 53, of Lansing, MI died on February 13, 2018. He was born on May 28, 1964 in Skandia, Marquette County, MI the son of William and Sandra (Searles) Washburn. Ken worked as a carpenter for various construction companies.

He is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Dave) Craven of Charlotte, Kristy (William) Dershem of St. Johns, Nikki (Raymond) Putman Jr. of Lansing and Brittney (Joshua) Hardman of Grand Ledge; sister Connie (Miguel) Martinez of Ovid and brothers Geoffrey (Laura) Washburn of CA and William Washburn Jr. of TX.; 11 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home. There will be no services.