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Edward Hines, Jr.

Edward Hines, Jr. age 88, of Munising and formerly of Highland, Michigan, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Medilodge of Munising. He was born on June 21, 1929 in Highland, Michigan to the late Edward and Thelma (Toncray) Hines, Sr.

Ed graduated from Milford High School in 1947 and then began working for Ford Motor Company at the Milford Plant. He served in the Army National Guard from June 1948 until June of 1951. Ed attended the Henry Ford Community College and earned his certificate as a tool and die maker, which was the job he held until his retirement in 1984 after 37 years of service to Ford. Ed was an avid reader and a self-taught mechanic. He loved fast cars and loved racing them even more. Ed raced cars on dirt tracks in Pontiac and drag raced all over the Lower Peninsula. He also was an avid shooter and gun maker, enjoying many shooting sports.

Ed is survived by his children, Ed (Cindy) Hines III of Munising, Kathy (Doug) Thorstenson of Hersey, MI, and Larry (Phyllis) Hines of Sturgis, MI; stepchildren, Corbin “Jr.” (Ernestine), Mike, Jesse, and Kathy Eversole, Crystal Eversole, and Valerie Eversole; grandchildren, Heather (Jim) Aboud, Edward Hines IV, Leslie (Don) Edmunds, Steve Holmes, Mark, Amia, Hannah, and Australyia Thorstenson, Stephanie Hines, Susan (Lee) Shields, and Larry (Janet) Hines, Jr.; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Barbara Hulbert, Marjorie Updike, and Janet (John) Kovach; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Thelma; wife, Kathy Hines; daughter Laura Hines; grandchildren, Elizabeth Holmes and Chris Eversole; brother, Ronald Hines; brothers-in-law, Ron Hulbert and Richard Updike, stepchildren, Ernie, William, Roger, Kenny, and Marcella (Skip) Eversole.

Visitation and memorial service will take place at a later date. Interment will be at the Hartland Cemetery in Hartland, Michigan. Ed’s family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Tendercare for their exceptional care they provided. Ed’s online obituary and guestbook may be viewed and signed at bowermanfuneralhome.net.

Kenneth “Kenny” A. Huffmeyer

Kenneth “Kenny” A. Huffmeyer, age 90, of Osgood passed away early March 3, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 7, 1927, the son of the late Herman and Sena (Klingworth) Huffmeyer outside of Osgood. He grew up in a household with his parents and seven siblings. He was a graduate of the Napoleon High School Class of 1946. He was known to all of us as Kenny, but his mother always called him Kenneth. Kenny, in his teenage years, was active in 4-H and as a young adult took part in the 5 Acre Corn contest in Ripley County.

Kenny had several loves and passions in his life. He was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and this led him to meet Jane Ricketts and they were married on August 25, 1951, and they recently celebrated their 66th year of marriage. When you want to think about the American Dream and living it out, they built a family and home thru diligence and hard work. They lived outside of Napoleon and purchased their first farm in 1953 and lived on it until building a new home and moving in it in 1985. The bond between these two remained as strong as ever up until the very end.

Kenny’s heart and soul was being a farmer, raising both crops and livestock. He lived by the theory that if the sun was up, then there was something to do. He was indeed a steward of the land, being one of the very first in the area to practice no-till farming. He was awarded the Ripley County Soil and Water Conservation Farmer of the Year. His membership in the church saw him involved in teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and served several terms on the church council. He was also a member of the local Farm Bureau.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Jane; son Larry (Charlene),  daughter Lavita Huffmeyer (Tom Godar) of Osgood; grandchildren: April (Jeremy) Hughes of Osgood, Sara (Jeff) Page of Trafalgar, Amber (Eric) Peetz of Batesville, and Bill (Julie) Huffmeyer of Osgood, and great grandchildren: Kasin, Landin, Braydin, and Lynkin and Addysin Hughes, Samual and Emmett Page, Jackson and Ella Peetz, and August and Clay Huffmeyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Mabel Lauber, Helen Schulenburg, Mildred Oller, Martha Hartwell, Calvin Huffmeyer, Elnora Vanosdol, and Norman Huffmeyer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon at 11:00 am., with the body lying in state from 10:00 am. until service. Memorials may be made to the church in care of Neal’s Funeral Home.

Patricia “Pat” G. Yeary

Patricia G. Yeary, 76, of Dillsboro passed away February 28, 2018. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home with burial in the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Cancer Society.

Gladys Hacker Hurt

Gladys Hacker Hurt, 86, of Dillsboro, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7 from 10 a.m. until noon with funeral services to begin at noon at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Burial will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Veterans Memorial Trinity Christian Center.

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