|Richard C. Kohagen||James Edward Peach|
|James Edward Peach
James Edward Peach, 66, farmer, died Aug. 6. There will be no services. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel.
Richard C. Kohagen, age
66, of St. Charles, Mich., passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2008, at St. Mary's of
Michigan Hospital, Saginaw.
Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Fath of Chesaning, Terry (Matt) Canfield of St. Charles, Lori (Jeff) Iken of St. Charles; eight grandchildren; brothers, William (Bev) Kohagen, James (Linda) Kohagen and Edward (Trish) Kohagen; brother-in-law, Clare Crim. He was predeceased by his parents; one son, Christopher Kohagen in 1994; two sisters, Peg and Anita. Memorials are suggested to the family. Arrangements by Walker-Martin Funeral Home, Chesaning.
Alexander Joseph Thelen, 87 died Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Sparrow Hospital. Alex was born March 10, 1921 in Fowler, MI the son of John and Theresa (Goerge) Thelen. He married Rosemary Hengesbach on April 19, 1944 in Clinton County. Alex was a farmer, enjoyed playing Bingo, cards with relatives, traveling and took great pride in his farm and yard work. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Alex was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Rosemary; daughters, Carol Thelen and Debra Thelen both of St. Johns and Marlene (Fred) Martin of Westphalia; sons Donald (Debbie) Thelen of California, David (Carol) Thelen of St. Johns, Dan (Lisa) Thelen of DeWitt and Steven (Beth) Thelen of Grand Ledge; 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and sisters Viola Thelen and Joyce Halfmann of Fowler. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Urban Thelen and sisters Rita Thelen and Rosaline Luttig.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Eoin Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. A Rosary and Vigil service will begin at 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Assn., 5303 S. Cedar St., Bldg. 1, Lansing, MI 48911.
Gayle Laverne Hoffer
Howard W. Jake Jacobus died Friday, August 8, 2008 at the age of 89. He was born November 3, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Alwin E. and Edith C. (Paul) Jacobus and has lived in St. Johns since 1964. Jake was an Army Veteran of WWII, a VFW member, a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and a retired U.S. Postal Service employee. He married Luella E. Meyer on September 25, 1948 in St. Louis, MO and she survives him.
Also surviving are three sons, Allen of Eureka, MI, William of Wachula, FL, Steven and wife Pam of Rudyard, MI and two grandchildren Elizabeth and William.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2008 at St. Johns Lutheran Church 511 E. Sturgis St. Johns with Pastor George Brinley officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Keck-Coleman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Johns Lutheran Church.
Ardella D. Peck, 87 passed away August 8, 2008. Ardella was born in Ingham County on July 8, 1921 the daughter of Hugh and Myrtle (Bennett) Pierce. She lived most of her life in the DeWitt area. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Russel Bower and Duain Peck and by her older sister Geraldine Phillips.
Ardella is survived by her children Patsy (Vaughn) Cook, Russel (Sallie) Bower, David (Gillian) Peck, Daryel (Diana) Peck, sister Arlene Waltz, and brother Dale Pierce, and sister in law, Alma Jean (Don) Davis She was a loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and aunt to 5 nieces and nephews.
Ardella spent her adult life living on the farm and raising her four children. She was know as a hard working wife and a farmer and was a wonderful cook who specialized in rhubarb pie and cinnamon-applesauce dessert. Over the last 20 plus years, Ardella lived with her two loving sisters, Geraldine and Arlene, alternating between DeWitt and Haines City, Florida. Ardella enjoyed spending time with the friends she made throughout her lifetime, and had many fond memories with them. She cherished the time she spent with her family. Ardella enjoyed traveling and listening to her audio books.
Funeral services will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Brian Sheen officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48915-1999
Gary A. Peters
Sandra M. Harrington