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Cathy Marie (Nuser) Colthorp

colthorp_kathy.jpg (6809 bytes)Beautiful grandmother, mother, sister, and daughter; died March 19 with family and friends at her side, after a short battle with cancer. Cathy was born Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950 in Lansing to Jim and Rosie Nuser. Cathy grew up in St. Johns where she graduated, Redwings class of '68. She gave married life a try in 1972 to Thomas Colthorp, but as it turned out the sunshine of Florida was her true love. In 1983 Cathy and her two boys moved to Anna Maria Island before settling in Bradenton. A single mom, she never missed a little league or basketball game, was active in school functions, and went back to school herself to become a registered nurse. Cathy was a wonderful artist and was known to paint local storefront windows during the holidays. Claim to fame: running the jackhammer during a stint as a construction worker. Cathy loved her Spartans and her cats, sunsets, the beach and winning big at cribbage and Scrabble. Her sense of humor may be what we will miss most. She was welcomed to heaven by her father James.

She is survived by her mother, Rosemarie of Englewood, FL; sister, Patti (Walt) Amick of Englewood; sons, Jason (Julie) and Ryan, both of St. Johns, MI; several nieces and nephews; 4 grandchildren and many friends north and south.

Memorial Services will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns. Sympathy may be expressed in the form of memorials in Cathy's name to the American Cancer Society,1750 17th Street, Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34234.

Donna Jean Benjamin

benjamin_donna.jpg (4598 bytes)Donna Jean Benjamin died March 19, 2006 at the age of 78. Born in Crystal Township, Michiganon November 22, 1927, the daughter of Mark and Marie (Bogart) Ruedger. She graduated from Carson City High School in 1947, was a member of and treasurer for the Women’s Missionary Association for many years, a former Sunday School teacher and member of Clinton County Farm Bureau. Donna married Eugene Benjamin at Mt. Hope United Brethren Church in Carson City on June 17, 1952 and moved to the Benjamin family farm that day.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, children, Jerry Benjamin and Roger (Karen) Benjamin, both of Fowler, Connie (Brian) Allbright of Freeport and Bonnie (Ron) Cuthbert of Ithaca, five grandchildren, Chris Benjamin, Laura Benjamin, Ashlee Benjamin, Sarah Allbright and Briana Allbright, brother, Donald (Diane) Ruedger of Middleton, sisters, Betty (Charles) Guenzler of Illinois, Frances (Merton) Proctor of Carson City, Nancy (Calvin) Hansen of Sheridan and Shirley Ruedger of Stanton. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Colleen Benjamin and sister, Edith Hubbard.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns, burial at Mt. Rest Cemetery with Pastor James Kendall and Pastor Brian Allbright officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed in the form of memorials to Maranatha United Brethren Church.

Herbert Raymond Fisher

fisher_herbert.jpg (4233 bytes)Herbert Raymond Fisher, 77, of St. Johns, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at his home. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 6-8, and the funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Johns Chapel.

Mr. Fisher attended South Riley Schools, and resided most of his life in the Lansing area, until moving to St.Johns 17 years ago. He married Alta Jeanne Cole in Milan, TN on February 5, 1974. He was a motel owner, Federal Drop Forge Employee, and a professional gambler.

He is survived by his wife Alta Fisher of St. Johns; 9 children: Grace and Robert King of Lansing, MI; Linda Washington of Jackson, MI; Charmaine and Randy Hull of Lansing, MI; Larry Seeley of Perrinton, MI; Dennis and Mary Seeley of Mt.Pleasant, MI; Debbi Reynolds of Perrinton, MI; Nicole Fisher of St.Johns, MI; Christine and Jim Wineland of Perrinton, MI; Cathy and Douglas Pahl of Battle Creek, MI; Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister Babe Rogers of Eaton Rapids, MI; a sister Betty Raymer of Las Vegas, NV, and a sister in law Arlene Fisher of Austin Town, OH. Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Fisher, brother William Fisher, and a brother in law James Rogers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Lena Antes

antes_lena.jpg (5209 bytes)Lena Antes died March 17, 2006 at the age of 85. She was born on December 28, 1920 in Wheeler Township, the daughter of Lloyd and Ilene (Thompson) Barton. She was retired from Chrysler and enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and baking, fishing, quilting and refurbishing old dolls. Lena married Gale W. Antes on July 24, 1937 in Lansing and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1986.

Lena is survived by her three daughters, Janet (Jerry) Bird, Linda (Robert) Byrd and Becky (Walt) Lang; six sons, Jack (friend Shirley) Antes, Fred ( Jean) Antes, Rodney (Keineth) Antes, David (Mary) Antes, Doug (Cena) Antes and Dennis Antes; 41 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Lena was preceded in death by her son, Richard Antes, four grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and three brothers.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Abbott Chapel of Osgood Funeral Homes, 509 E. Main St., Maple Rapids, with Pastor Ried Martin officiating. Burial will be at Sowle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday and Monday 2:00P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Sympathies may be expressed in the form of donations to the First Congregational Church of Carson City or The OutReach Mission of Maple Rapids.

Becky S. Ramsey

Becky S. Ramsey Gaines, MI Formerly of Laingsburg, MI Age 47, died on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at the Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gerald Sever Jr. officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Watkins Brothers in Laingsburg. Memorials may be given to her family.

Becky was born on October 14, 1958 in Lansing to Bernard and Shirley (Suggate) Sulkowski. She was a 1976 graduate of Laingsburg High School. On December 20, 1975 she married Michael Ramsey in Laingsburg. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Michael; three children, Sasha, Hoss and Hugh all of Lansing; also by her mother, Shirley Sulkowski of Newago; a granddaughter, Ariana Ramsey; and two sisters, Debra (Terry) Maxey of Cedar Springs, MI and Laura (Lance) Devereaux of St. Johns. She was predeceased by her father, Bernard.