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Damon J. Siefert

Damon J. Siefert, 34, died on Friday July 21, 2017. He was born on August 27, 1983. He was a graduate of St. Johns High School.

Services will be held at a later date.

The family is being served by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home.


Kenneth Marvin Harmon

Kenneth Marvin Harmon age 89 of Westphalia, MI, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Sparrow Clinton Hospital, St. Johns, MI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, with Rev. Fr. Dennis Howard officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI. A Rosary will be prayed at 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ken was born in Coldwater, Michigan on November 12, 1927, the son of Henry and Pearl (Bekoski) Harmon. He married Mildred Ruth (Dovey) Harmon on July 4, 1951, in Coldwater, Michigan. Mildred passed away on December 26, 2000. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a military police officer serving at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany. Ken served as a police officer for the City of Coldwater from 1951 until 1960. Ken enjoyed attending his 793rd Military Police Battalion reunions. He owned a Montgomery Ward catalog store in Ionia for many years. Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing euchre with his VFW buddies and spending time with his family. Ken loved to tell many stories about being a police officer and his upbringing. He was a member of the EJ Werner VFW Post #3733 and a former post commander. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Fowler, MI. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a former Grand Knight in Coldwater.

He is survived by his children; David (Jill) Harmon of Beaverton, MI, Sharon (Alan) Smith of St. Johns, MI, Linda (Dale) Pung of DeWitt, MI, Kent (Denise) Harmon of Troy, MI, Richard (Sharon) Harmon of Muir, MI, Barbara Wieber of Lansing, MI, Susan (Julius) Motz of Fowler, MI, James (Mary) Harmon, of Lino Lake, MN; Kathleen (Ken) Farley of Fowler, MI, Lori (Chad) Bedaine of Fowler, MI; Julie (Dan) Martin of Westphalia, MI, grandchildren; Travis Funk, Nicole Michalski, Erika Sundberg, Victoria Nelson, Tommy Harmon, Matthew Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Mark and Kristin Johnston, Breana and Kortney Sloan, Ashley Meador, Jeff Wieber, Emily Wieber, Julie Kretzinger, Becky Johnson, Amanda Trover, Christie Motz, Lisa Motz, Andrea Prichard, Sam and TJ Harmon, Ken Farley Jr., Jacob Farley, Nick Farley, Trevor Thelen, Priscilla Slabbinck, Viktor, Vasyl, Gage, Jayden and Addison Bedaine, MacKenzee, Daniel, Jackson, Kennedy, Ryann, Quincey, Braiden and Lakyn Martin. He is also survived by 28 great grandchildren and special friends, Brian Wieber, Charlie Thelen, Ben Bierstetel, Eddie Schmitt, Bob Esch, and Mark Weber. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Mildred, daughter Mary Ellen, brothers; Harold (June) Harmon, H.B Harmon and sister Elizabeth Nowicki.

Memorials may be made to EJ Werner VFW Post #3733 Fowler, MI. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan.


Helen Mae Sage

Helen Mae Sage, age 87 of St. Johns, MI, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Johns Lutheran Church, St. Johns, MI, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor George Brinley officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

Helen was born in Clinton County, MI on April 15, 1930, the daughter of Esther Ernst. Helen married Hiram “Bud” Sage on May 24, 1980 in Fowler. Bud passed away on April 6, 2014. Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxillary in St. Johns and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needlepoint work. Helen resided all of her life in St. Johns.

She is survived by her son Roger Hansen of St. Johns, MI, daughter LuAnn Hansen-Visser of St. Johns, MI, 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and uncle John Ernst of St. Johns, MI. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Karla Bishop, step-children; Gary Sage and Bonnie Forbes, granddaughter Sherri Fraser, and great granddaughter Schyler Sage.

Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.