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HAINES, Alice J. (Mrs.)
Obituary
The Morning News  Muskegon, Michigan  5 September 1900  Page 7

Death of Mrs. Haines.  Mrs. Alice J. Haines of Muskegon Heights died yesterday morning at 10 o’clock, leaving a family of a husband and three children to mourn her loss.  The funeral will occur tomorrow forenoon at 10 o’clock and interment will be in the Norton cemetery.

7 September 1900  Page 5

The funeral of Mrs. Alice J. Haines, wife of Nathan D. Haines of Muskegon Heights, took place yesterday at 10 o’clock from the residence.  The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Wright.  Deceased leaves a husband and two children and the interment was in Norton township.  A sister of Mrs. Haines now lies dead, in Manistee county.

Information donated by Matt Burns

 

HAINES, Nathan Sr. (Mr)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 June 1916, Page 10
Nathan Haines, sr., aged 66, died at the home of his son Nathan Haines, jr., 1714 Petoskey avenue, this morning after a long illness. Mr. Haines was born in Pontiac, Mich., in 1850 and came to this city just after he had married Miss Alice Jane Graves, in Courtland county, Mich., in 1877.  He leaves two sons, Nathan and Arthur Haines both of Muskegon Heights and one daughter Miss Mary Haines, also of that city.  He also leaves two grandchildren, Alice Emma and Eva Alice Haines of Muskegon Heights.  Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Hebrew Rodgers of Cedar Springs, Mrs. Leck Cowan, of Belmont, Mich., and Mrs. Mary Hamlin of Stocklin, Cal.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Balbirnie’s chapel with Rev. William Galpin, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church officiating.  Interment will be in the Norton township cemetery.

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HALMA, Tony
Marriage license
Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912    #8228 - Tony Halma, 23, city; Rica Cooper, 24, city

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HAND, Aleatha M. (Mrs.) Bearss
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  31 October 1993  Page 2C

Grand Haven  Mrs. Aleatha M. Hand, age 81, died Oct. 29, 1989 at a local nursing home following a long illness.  She was the former Alea­tha Mae Bearss, born July 31, 1908 in Shelby, MI, where she lived her earlier years and worked as an operator at the Telephone Company in Shelby.  She resided most of her life in Muskegon.  She was a member of the Dalton Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson Hand in 1979 and a daughter Mar­lene Fotis in 1978.  She is survived by 2 sons, Bruce (Paula) Day of Grand Haven, Brian (Linda) Hand of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Gail Cassau of Hesperia; 2 step-children, Monte (Pat) Hand of Califor­nia, Charlene (Michael) Latka of Georgia; 22 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1989, with Pastor Robert Kerschner officiating.  There will be no visitation.  A luncheon is planned immediately following the service at Dalton Baptist Church.   --Sytsema  737 Apple Ave

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HANIS, George Jr. T/Sgt.
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, 22 Feb 1945, front page  2 Heights Men, fighters in N. Africa, Italy, Die  T/Sgt. George Hanis, Jr., 24 years old, son of George Hanis, Sr., 1025 Leahy street, Muskegon Heights, who died Tuesday evening in Billings General Hospital, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind., and Pfc. Wilmer S. Valisco....  Sergeant Hanis, seriously wounded last July 4 near Rome, by a sniper whose bullet splinters penetrated his back and stomach, was returned to the United States in November and was home last month. While here, he helped with a patriotic rally. He entered the Army on Oct. 22, 1941, trained at Camp Wolters, Tex. and Ft. Dix, N.J. and went overseas in May, 1942.  The sergeant took part in the North African invasion and was in Tunisia, at Salerno Casino, Anzio beachhead and Rome. He was commended for fighting off a big Nazi tank in Italy, and for previously having wiped out a machine gun nest and captured six Germans.  Born in Muskegon Heights, on May 10, 1920, he attended St. Maary's and Muskegon Heights high schools.  Sergeant Hanis was employed at the Browne-Morse company from October, 1939 until October, 1941, as a machine operator and previously had worked for Norge corporation.  He was a communicant of Sacred Heart church and was a member of Lt. Wilbur Boyer VFW post and the First Catholic Slovak Union Society.  The soldier leaves his father, four brothers, Stephen J. Hanis, gunners mate 2/c overseas; and Bert, Joseph and Edward at home; and four sisters, Cpl. Margaret Hanis in the Wac at Majors Field, Greenville, Tex.; Rose and Annie at home and Mrs. John Stupar of Cleveland, Ohio.  His burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Muskegon, MI on 26 Feb., 1945, lot 56-1.

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Hanley, Mrs. Emma
Obituary
Muskegon News Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 March 1912
Mrs. Emma Hanley, widow of the late John Hanley, master of King’s hospital Oxmantown, Dublin, Ireland, died at 3 a.m. today after a six months’ illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Heap, 170 Peck street with whom she has made her home for the past 27 years.  Mrs. Hanley was born in Dublin, Ireland, September 8, 1819, being in her ninty-third year at the time of her death.  Coming to the United States twenty-seven years ago, Mrs. Hanley has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. William Heap, since that time.  She was a member of the First Congregational church.  Mrs. Hanley leaves one son, Sharland Hanley of Muskegon, two daughters, Mrs. William Heap of this city and Mrs. Thomas McMitchell of New York city.

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HANOVER, Mrs. Klaas
Obituary
The Muskegon Chronicle – Friday March 7, 1902 pg. 6 –
Mrs. Klaas Hanover died this afternoon at 1:15 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Wierenga, 188 Sixth street, after a year’s illness of Bright’s disease.  She was born in the Netherlands 68 years agoa and had lived in this cit the past 21 years.  She leaves, besides her husband, as son, Derk Berghuis, Mason avenue; a daughter, Mrs. Wierenga, at whose home she died; a brother, Harm Timmer, 127 Myrtle street, city; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Rozeboom, in the Netherlands.

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HANSEN, Torri & Adam  BARKER,
Whitehall

Birth notice
- a girl, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

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HARKEN, Edward G. (John)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, 5 June 1959
E.G. Harken, Father of Deputy, Dies Funeral services for Edward G. Harken, 766 W. Grand avenue, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Clock Funeral Chapel. Mr. Harken, 75, father of Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Charles T. Harken, died yesterday at his home following an illness of more then two weeks. Born Jan. 29, 1884 in Muskegon, he had spent his life here. Until his retirement in 1950 he had worked for the American Store Equipment Co. Mr. Harken was married May 10, 1905 to the former Mary Evans, who died in 1950. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Surviving besides his son Charles, is another son, William E., of Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Mikos, Muskegon, 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Walter Hurley, rector of St. Paul’s will officiate at funeral services Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood.

Information donated by Bob Nordstrom

 

HARKEN, Edward, Mrs.
Obituray
Muskegon Chronicle, 15 September 1950, page 2
Mrs. Harken Dies, Deputy’s Mother Mrs. Edward Harken, mother of Deputy Sheriff Charles Harken, died at Hackley Hospital last night following a brief illness. Mrs. Harken, who resided at 766 W. Grand avenue, was 63 years old. She was born Sept. 25, 1866 in Greenville, and moved to Muskegon with her parents shortly after where she has been a resident for the past 60 years. She was educated in the Muskegon County schools and was married to Edward Harken in Muskegon May 10, 1905. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Mikos of Muskegon; two sons, William and Charles of Muskegon; a half-brother, Alfred Evans of Muskegon; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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HARKEN, Lawrence
Article
Muskegon Chronicle, 21 August 1952, page 1
Headlines: Victims of Accidents (Pictures of two boys) Lawrence Harken -Alfred Pearson Two Boys, 13, Die in County Mishaps Two 13-year-old boys lost their lives in outdoor accidents in Muskegon County yesterday afternoon. Lawrence Edward Harken, son of Mr. And Mrs. William Harken, of 1831 Franklin street, Muskegon Township, was killed when a rifle he had been carrying accidentally discharged as he stumbled and fell. Alfred Pearson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pearson of 5887 White road, Wolf Lake, drowned when he toppled from a boat from which he had been fishing in the North Bay at Wolf Lake. The Harken tragedy involved a .22 caliber rifle which had been dismantled three months ago and since had been in imperfect working condition. Lawrence and his cousin, Ronald Maschke, 12 years old, of Chicago, had been walking along Muskegon Lake at the rear of the Stewart Hartshorn Company plant. At about 3:30 p.m. Lawrence stumbled and fell and the rifle accidentally went off, the bullet striking him in the face. RONALD had taken a bow and arrow to the lake while Lawrence carried the rifle. Ronald was slightly behind his cousin and frequently Lawrence would look over his right shoulder to make certain Ronald was all right. As he did that the last time, Lawrence stumbled. When he failed to rise, Ronald rushed over and saw blood streaming from his cousin’s face. He tried to stem the flow with a handkerchief, but it was impossible to stop it. When his efforts to stop the blood failed, Ronald ran to the factory. There he met Earl D. Carpenter, a foreman, and Ray Herder, a toolmaker. Police and an ambulance were summoned and the two men went with Ronald to the place were Lawrence fell. By the time Lt. Arthur Zillah of the Muskegon police department arrived, Lawrence was dead. THE TRIGGER mechanism of the rifle had been removed and the pin which holds the barrel to the stock was lost. It was fired by holding the barrel in the hands, pulling back on the firing pin and then releasing it to strike the bullet. Lawrence decided to take the stock along yesterday, pointing out the rifle did not shoot accurately without it. The two boys were in a marshy, isolated spot, seldom visited by fishermen who frequent that area. To reach the boy, it was necessary for volunteers to wear boots borrowed from the Muskegon Fire Department. LAWRENCE was born in Muskegon Dec. 1, 1938. He would have entered 9th grade at Muskegon Central Junior High School next month. He was a member of Olivet Evangelical Sunday School. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Richard; A sister, Barbara; his grandfather, Edward Harken of Muskegon. He was a nephew of Charles Harken, veteran member of the sheriff’s department. FALLING from a rowboat from which he was fishing, Alfred Pearson, Jr., drowned in North Bay of Wolf Lake at about 2:15 p.m. The body was recovered about 3:40 p.m. through dragging operations. Yesterday’s was the second drowning tragedy at Wolf Lake in less then two weeks. On Aug. 12 Francis Hill, 17 years old of Rapid City, drowned near the Wolf Lake Amusement Park while swimming. Alfred, who would have been 13 years old next Tuesday, was fishing from the bow of a boat rowed by William Stoops, 13 years old, of 1123 Bolen road. About 75 feet off shore Alfred suddenly fell forward into the water. “I was dropping the anchor when he fell” the Stoops boy said. “I grabbed for him, but missed, I stuck out an oar which he grabbed but he could not hold on. I think he had a cramp.” Neither boy could swim. JOHN CARPENTER, 13, of 576 Amity avenue, Muskegon, who was alone in a boat nearby, rowed to shore and phoned the Egleston Fire Department. Tony and Rosemarie Paulik, of Wolf Lake, took the Carpenter boat, and, fully dressed, dove several times in an effort to rescue the Pearson boy. Tony is 15, his sister, 13. John Flickema, Egelston fire chief, also dove several; times. Dragging operations were carried on by Egelston and Norton firemen, sheriff’s department men, Muskegon and North Muskegon police and volunteers. The Coast Guard loaned drags. The body was located at about the spot where the accident occurred. Water is about 10 feet deep, but the bottom is weedy and muck. THE DROWNED boy’s father was called from his work at the Muskegon Aluminum Foundry and took part in the search. He had returned to work only 2 days ago after a long illness. The distraught mother was cared for at the nearby home of Mr. And Mrs. Kenneth Erickson. The tragedy attracted many people including youngsters at the county 4-H exposition a half mile away. The Pearsons had moved from Muskegon to Wolf Lake only a month ago. Alfred junior was the oldest of four children. Alfred was born in Muskegon, Aug. 26, 1939, and had been a resident of Western Michigan all his life. He had completed 7th grade at the Dangl School and was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. A former Boy Scout, he had rejoined that organization just a week ago. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Robert and Edwin, and a sister, Karen, all at home; his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Alvin Pearson and Carl West, all of Muskegon, and a great-grandfather, August Erkman of Escanaba.

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Harley, Anna (Mrs.) Hartley
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Tuesday, July 7, 1942 page 12

Mrs. John Harley, 61 years old, Gig Harbor, Washington, died July 1 after an illness of one month.  Formerly Anna Lehmann, she was born in Muskegon in 1881.  Educated in the Muskegon public schools, she moved to Chicago when a young girl.  For the last four years Mrs. Hartly has lived in Gig Harbor, Washington.  She was married to John Hartley in Muskegon November 12, 1906.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Edward Conners, Chicago, and one brother, Paul Lehmann, Chicago.  The body was taken to Chicago where funeral services were held Monday.  Burial was at 11:00 a.m. today at Oakwood.

Information donated by  William & Barbara Hill

 

HARMON, Michael Jason & Amy Sue JAHR,
Fremont

Birth notice -  a girl, at Hackley, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

Information donated by Joanne Wood

 

Harnau, Anton F.
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  December 8, 1932    page 2

(photo) Anton F. Harnau Dies At His Home - Succumbs Today After a Long Illness; Was 68 Years Old - Anton F. Harnau, 68 years old, for many years in business in Muskegon died today at his home 1883 Acorn street after a long illness.  Mr. Harnau was a native of Muskegon having been born here February 12, 1864.  After his schooling, Mr. Harnau worked in the mills and at the Hackley school.  He then entered business at Pine street and Apple avenue.  He sold the property eight years ago to the Muskegon Candy Company.  He held various offices with the Lyon Machine company until his health failed.  Mr. Harnau was married in 1893 to Catherine Slorf.  She died in 1913 and in 1921 he was married to Mrs. Marie Grace of Muskegon.  He was a member of the Muskegon lodge, No. 274, B.P.O. Elks, Arbiters (? spelling) M.A.U.V.  The widow and two daughters, Mrs. Edward Reisberg of Muskegon , Miss Evelyn Harnau at home, a sister, Mrs. Charles Schoonberg of Muskegon Heights and one brother Henry of Muskegon survive.  There are also three grandchildren.  

Biography History of Muskegon County, Michigan Volume 3 Part 1 page 175
- Hackley Library Genealogical Room, Muskegon, Michigan: Anton F. Harnau is treasurer of the Lyons Machine Company, one of the well-ordered industrial corporations in the city of Muskegon and one that derives its title from the village of Lyons, Ionia county, where its original plant was established and maintained until the removal of the the business to Muskegon. Mr. Harnau is a native of Muskegon and a representative of a family that was here established in the pioneer days when this place had precedence only as a center for the manufacturing of lumber. Here he was born February 12, 1864, one of the seven children of Anton and Barbara Harnau, the other three surviving children being Peter, Henry and Mrs. Charles Schoenberg. After having profited by the advantages of the Muskegon Public schools Mr. Harnau held for fifteen years the position of janitor of the Hackley school, and during a period of sixteen years thereafter he was here engaged in the retail liquor business. He then became associated with the Lyons Machine Company from the time they started, and later became its treasurer, and it was largely through his influence that the company later established its headquarters in Muskegon, where, with better facilities and more metropolitan advantages, the busness has been definitely expanded in scope and importance. Mr. Harnau is liberal and public-spirited as a citizen, but is not contrained by partisan lines in political matters. He and his family are communicants of the German Lutheran church. In 1892 Mr. Harnau wedded Miss kathryn B. Slorf, daughter of Frederick Slorf, of Muskegon, and her death occurred in January , 1913, while she was sojourning at Tampa, Florida, she being survived by two daughters - Mrs. Susan Reesberger and Miss Evelyn. On the 22nd of january, 1915, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Harnau to Mrs. Marie Simmons, of manistee, and she makes the family home one of gracious hospitality. Mr. Harnau has a host of friends in his native city and county and in a fraternal way he is affiliated with the local lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
 

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Harnau,  Catherine (Mrs.) Slorf
Obituary

1913 - January 2 - Muskegon Chronicle page 5
column 4
Mrs. Anton Harnau - Word reached Muskegon last night of the death of Mrs. Anton Harnau 152 Pine St., which occurred at Tampa, Florida where the Harnau family is spending the winter.  Henry Harnau, brother of Anton Harnau, received the word but is not aware of the cause of death or any particulars concerning it.  Mrs. Harnau was about 36 years of age and leaves besides her husband, two daughter, Susan and Evelyn Harnau.  Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Slorf and three brothers, John Slorf who was at Tampa, Edward Slorf of British Columbia, and Anton Slorf of Muskegon.

 

Harnau, Henry
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan   February 17, 1945   page 2 column 8
 
(photo) - Henry Harnau, 73, Printer, Found Dead in Shop - Henry Harnau, owner-operator of the Muskegon Print Shop and for years connected with the printing trade here, died today at his shop, 408 West Western avenue.  he was 73 years old.  Mr. Harnau had walked from his home at 154 campus avenue and opened the shop at about 8:30 a.m.  Seated in his office chair, he was discovered dead by an employee a short time later.  A native and lifelong resident of Muskegon, Mr. Harnau was born April 3, 1871.  On November 16, 1898 he was married to Emma B. Gordeau here.  Mr. Harnau started as a printer on the Muskegon Morning News where he worked with Claude V. Gravlin who later was to become his partner in the Muskegon Print shop, originally located at First street and Clay avenue.  The association ended after more than 30 years with Mr. Gravlin's death April 29, 1941.  Mr. Harnau was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church, the Greater Muskegon Chamber of Commerce, Modern Woodman and Elks lodges.  He was a former member of the Kiwanis club for 18 years.  He leaves the widow; two daughters, Miss Florence Harnau of Evanston, Illinois and Mrs. Lewis E. Munz, North Muskegon; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Schoenberg, Muskegon.

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Harnau, Marie (Mrs.) Grace
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan September 3, 1937 page 2 column 7
Mrs. Marie Harnau, 54 years old, widow of the late Anton Harnau who was treasurer of the Lyons Machine and Tool Company for many years prior to his death in 1931, died today at her home, 1883 Acorn street after and illness of five weeks.  Mrs. Harnau, who was born in September 1883, had been a resident of Muskegon most of her life, having come here in her youth.  She was married here to Mr. Harnau.  She was a member of St. Mary's Church and of the Woman's Benefit association.  She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Julia Grace, and two nephews, Roland and Roman Grace, all in Chicago.  They were expected to arrive this afternoon.  

 

Harnau, Peter
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan   December 2, 1930   page 2: 

Peter Harnau taken by death - Born in Muskegon and Was Engineer Here in Lumbering Days - Peter Harnau, 61 years old, who made his home with his brother, Henry Harnau, at 154 W. Isabella avenue, died last evening at Mercy Hospital, after a lingering illness.  He was born in Muskegon March 15, 1869, and always resided here.  Mr. Harnau was an engineer and during the lumbering days was employed in that capacity on one of the tugs on the lakes.  Of late he was retired because of ill health.  He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 274, the Fraternal Order of Eagles,  Aerie 668, and the Knight of Pythias No. 32.  Surviving are two brothers, Anton Harnau, of Muskegon, Henry Harnau of this city, with whom he resided, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Shoenberg of Muskegon. Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Lot #1-4-2

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Harold, Brett Allen & Ariah,
Fremont

Birth notice - a girl, Gerber Memorial,Muskegon Chronicle,Sept 17,2001,Page 3B

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HARRINGTON, Arthur Field M.D.
Obituary

I found this partial story on a copy of one of my families listing in the "History of Muskegon County" page 175  Arthur Field Harrington, M.D., is one of the representative physicians and surgeons in the city of Muskegon, where he has been engaged in the successful general practice of his profession since 1912. Dr. Harrington was born on a farm near the city of Grand Rapids, in Walker Township, Kent County, Michigan, and the date of his nativity was June 17, 1876. He is the older of the two surviving member of a family of four children, his brother, Leon W., being a resident of Grand Rapids. Ellis, another brother, died at the age of thrity years, and Anson was fifty years old at the time of his death. The parents, Vernon and Martha (Ellis) Harrinton, the former of whom died at the age of sevety years,, while the latter resides in Grand Rapids, aged eighty-two years. The father gave the major part of his active life to the vocation of farming. In his native county Dr. Harrington received the discipline of the public schools, including the high school, and in preparation for his chosen profession he completed a course in the medical department of the University of Michigan, in which he was graduated as a member of the class of 1903. After thus re-
This is all I have. The book is located at Hackley Library, Muskegon, MI. I hope this little bit of info. helps someone with a lead.

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HARRIS, Elsie (Mrs.)
Obituary

Monte Vista - Mrs. Elsie Harris, resident of the Golden Age Center for the past year, died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Monte Vista hospital. Mrs. Harris, had lived in Monte Vista since 1908.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woods Memorial chapel with burial in the Monte Vista cemetery.  Mrs. Harris was born February 18, 1881 in Argenta, IL.  She is survived by one son, Gordon Harris, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Miller of Riverside, CA; one brother and three grandchildren

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HARRIS, Paul
Obituary
(article 1)
Well Known Man Dies In Denver Hospital From Traggic Accident  Paul Harris, 74, prominent retired rancher from the Sargent community succumbed shortly after noon Wednesday in the Mercy hospital of Denver from injuries incurred in a tragic automobile accident at 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning eight miles north of Monte Vista on highway 285. Mrs. Harris, wife of the accident victim and driver of the family car, received a broken writst, rib injury and severe shock in the mishap. She is receiving medical care in the Monte Vista hospital and her condition is reported as fair.  The accident occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Harris were driving to the home of their son, Gordon Harris, for the purpose of accomanying them to Denver later in the morning. In an attempt to turn west on the eight mile road and off of the Gunbarrel highway, Mrs. Harris lost control of the car, crashing head on into a light pole. From the impact, Mr. Harris was thrown into the windshield, suffering a fractured shoulder and hip and head injuries. He was rushed to the Denver hospital by plane with Norman Kramer of Alamosa as pilot. Damage to the car was estimated at $400.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, son-in-law and daughter, accompanied Mr. harris to Denver while a son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Harris remained at the bedsied of Mrs. Harris.  Residents of this community since 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Harris have made their home in Monte Vista for the past six years. Funeral services will be conducted from the Woods Memorial Chapel at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, September 16.
(article 2)
Accident Sunday Fatal To Resident of Monte Vista  Sargent Correspondent  Paul Harris, who was critically injured in an auto accident Sunday morning died Wednesday afternoon in the Mercy hospital in Denver.  Mr. Harris was 74 and had lived in the Valley the past 42 years farming in the Sargent community. For the past six years he had resided in Monte Vista.  Survivors include his wife, one son, Gordon and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Miller also one sister in Amarillo, Texas.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, September 16 in the Woods Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. and burial will be made in the Monte Vista cemetery with Odd Fellow services at the grave. 
(article 3)
Monte Vista Man Dies As Result Of Auto Accident  The death of a San Luis Valley man in a Denver hospital Wednesday as a result of an accident near Monte Vista Sunday boosted the state traffic toll to 255 today.  Paul Harris, 74, Monte Vista, died in Mercy hospital in Denver at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. He had been flown to the hospital Monday after being seriously injured in a one-car accident eight miles north of Monte Vista Sunday morning at 7:15 o'clock.  A car driven by Mrs. Paul Harris attempted a turn at too great speen and crashed head on into a light pole, the state highway patrol said.  He is survived by his wife, son Gordon and Mrs. Robert Miller a daughter, both of the Sargent area. He is also survived by sister in Amarillo, Texas.  Harris was a farmer in the Sargent community for 47 years, moving to Monte Vista six years ago when he retired. He was active in work of the IOOF lodge.  Funeral services will be in Monte Vista Saturday at the Wood Memorial chapel at 2p.m. Burial will be in the Monte Vista cemetery

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HARRIS, Ronald & Jennifer,
Twin Lake Birth notice - a girl, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B

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Hartman, Beverley  HARTMAN, Beverly Clare (Bowman)
Obituary

White Cloud, MI  (Formerly of Muskegon)  Muskegon Chronicle-Muskegon, MI January 12, 2001  Beverly C. Hartman, age 63, passed away Wed. at her home. She was born on April 29, 1937 in Muskegon, MI to C.Frank Bowman and Cornelia (Berghuis) Bowman and had been a waitress at the Getty Inn in Muskegon and later the M& L Cafe in Fremont until her retirement. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her long time companion, Sarah Luther of White Cloud; her daughter Barbara (William) Hill of Muskegon; 2 grand-daughters, Melissa and Traci Sprague; 2 sisters, Nancy (Greg) Fleckenstein of Whitehall and Wanda (Ernest) Flermoen of Muskegon and 1 brother Walter "Butch" Bowman of Muskegon.  VISITATION: Saturday, 2-3p.m. at the Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont, FUNERAL SERVICES: Saturday 3p.m. at the funeral home. INTERMENT: Lincoln Twp. Cemetery (Crandell Funeral Home - Fremont)

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HARTMAN, Donald R. Sr.
Obituary
3541 Max Paulson  Mr. Donald R. Hartman, Sr.; age 39, passed away suddenly Friday evening at St. mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids. he was born October 30, 1944 in Muskegon where he has resided except for 7 yrs. spent in Grand Rapids. He was married to Patricia A Gale on December 7, 1963 in Muskegon. He had been employed at Continental Group Inc. in Grand Rapids. He had served with the U.S. Army for 12 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife patricia; his children, Donald R. Jr., and Anita A. Hartman all of Grand Rapids; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Shirley) Workman of Muskegon and Mary Ann Hartman of San Antonio, TX; 1 brother, Robert Hartman Sr. of White Cloud. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday from the Sytsema Chapel with Rev. Robert A. Shackles officiating and Muskegon County Council of V.F.W. Interment will be in Chapel Hill memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2p.m. Monday where they may meet the family 2-4 & 7-9pm.

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HARTMAN, Helen (Mrs.) Brault
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon MI  Mrs. Hartman, Ill Short time, dies at 49  Mrs. Helen Hartman, 49, or 1974 Jarman St., a Muskegon resident 40 years, died Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness.  Born March 2, 1914, in Linton, she came to Muskegon from Linton. The former Helen Brault, she married Ralph Hartman here October 6, 1935. She attended Protestant churches and was educated in Muskegon county public schools.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Workman and Mrs. John Sietsema of Muskegon, three sons, Ralph W. and Robert T Hartman of Muskegon and Donald R. Hartman with the U.S. Army in Germany; a sister, Miss Emma Brault of Muskegon, one brother, Ferrier Brault of Muskegon, and seven grandchildren

HARTMAN, Hilda M. (Mrs.) Anderson
Obituary
R.R.3, White Cloud
Mrs. Hilda Marie Hartman, age 65, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning at Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont. Surviving is her husband Ralph, 3 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Alvesteffer of Auburn, Mrs. Shirley Workman of Muskegon, Miss Mary Ann Hartman in Texas, 3 sons, Mr. Raymond Castonia of Indianapolis, Mr. Donald Ray Hartman of Muskegon and Mr. Robert Thomas Hartman of Muskegon, 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother, Edward Anderson of Ludington, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Agnes Larsen of Scottville, and Mrs. Lorraine Rasmussen of Ludington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont, with interment in Big Prairie Cemetery, White Cloud. Friends may call at Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont.
 

 

HARTMAN, Ralph Baker
Obituary
1660 Ada Ave.  Formerly of Rte.3 White Cloud  Mr. Ralph B. Hartman, age 69 years, passed away Sunday morning at Muskegon General hospital. He was born August 19, 1912 in Detroit, MI and lived in Muskegon most of his life until moving to White Cloud 16 years ago. He was preceded in death by his wives, the former Helen Brault and Hilda Marie Anderson. He was employed at Teledyne Continental Motors for 31 years, until retiring in 1975. He started the Triangle CB Club in White Cloud, was a Board member of Big Prairie Twp. Parks and a member of Local No 113. He is survived by two sons, Robert Hartman Sr. of Muskegon, Donald Hartman of Grand Rapids; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Shirley) Workman of Muskegon and Mary Ann Hartman of San Antonio, TX, 1 step-son Ray Castonia of Indianapolis, IN,1 step-daughter Mrs. Morris( Pat) Alvesteffer of Bay City; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Walter and Henry Hartman both of Muskegon Heights, 2 sister, Mrs. John (Ann) Herder of N. Muskegon and Mrs. Charles (Hazel) Welch of Muskegon. He was preceded by a son, Ralph W. Hartman in 1970. Services will be held at 11:00a.m. Wednesday from the Sytsema Chapel with Rev. Lawrence e. Hodge officiating. Interment wil be in the Big Prairie-Everett Cemetery in Newago County. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

 

Hartman, Ralph  HARTMAN, Ralph Wayne

Obituary

2043 Estes St., Lakeside  Muskegon Chronicle-Muskegon, MI  Mr. Ralph Hartman, age 33, passed away this morning at Hackley Hospital. Mr. Hartman was born in Muskegon, on February 19, 1933 and attended the Muskegon School System.  He was in the Armed Forces from 1955-1960. He married the former Nancy Farran in Muskegon on July 29, 1967 and was a member of the Faith Reformed Church. He is survived by his widow; and his father, Mr.Ralph B.Hartman. Also surviving are two brothers; Robert of Benton Harbor and Donald serving in the US Army, and two sisters, Mrs. Edwin Workman of Muskegon and Mrs John Sietsema of Shelby, MI. The funeral arrangements for Mr. Hartman will be announced later by the Young Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning 7 o'clock this evening.
 

 

 

HASPER, Angeline (Mrs.) Stuit
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 December 2000  Page 5D
Muskegon  Mrs. Angeline Hasper, age 89, passed away early Saturday morning, December 23, 2000.  She was born September 4, 1911 in Muskegon to Bert and Jennie (Wierengo) Stuit.  In 1933 she married John Toppen Hasper in Muskegon.  He preceded her in death in 1971.  SURVIVORS include a daughter Julia (Richard) Scamehorn of Lancaster, Ohio and a son Robert (Patricia) Hasper of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, John (Kelly) Hasper, Julia (Roger) Brinks, both of Kalamazoo; Jane and Susan Scamehorn, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Carol Stoughton of Lancaster, Ohio; and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Burt Stuit both of Muskegon.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at a later date.  INURNMENT will be in Restlawn Cemetery.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to the charity of your choice.  --Achterhoff, (231) 722-6717

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HASPER, Cornelius
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  22 June 1938  Page 2

Cornelius Hasper  Fatally Stricken  Heart Attack Suffered  After Mowing  Lawn 
Cornelius Hasper, 47 years old, prominent in the auto sales business in Greater Muskegon and one one its representatives of longest standing, died of a heart attack when enroute to Hackley hospital, yesterday, after being stricken at his home, 1108 Terrace street.  Mr. Hasper was reported to have mowed the lawn, and seated himself on the running board of his car for sprinkling when the attack took place.  A resident of Muskegon for 36 years, Mr. Hasper was one of the earliest auto dealers here.  He started the Apple Street Auto company in April 1913, with Joseph Roebuck.  They first handled the old Detroiter but soon took on the Buick agency.  After seven years, Mr. Hasper entered the United Auto company and remained with the concern from 1920 to 1931.  He was sales manager until 1928 when he bought the business, and sold it in 1931 to C. W. Nichols and others.  For a short period he was sales manager of Nelson Motors, Inc.  In August, 1933, Mr. Hasper was appointed truck sales manager for the Myers Chevrolet agency, and has continued specializing in truck salesmanship with the firm’s successor, the Hooper agency.  In 1930 he was president of the Muskegon Auto Trade association.  Mr. Hasper was a prominent member of Bethany Christian Reformed church, having served both as an elder and deacon.  He was teacher of the Young Men’s Bible class.  Born in The Netherlands, July 21, 1890, Mr. Hasper came to the United States at the age of two years with his parents, and they located in Chicago for 11 years.  He then came to Muskegon.  He was graduated from Muskegon high school, and attended Muskegon Business college.  He was married Nov. 24, 1910, to Minnie Toppen, in Muskegon.  Surviving are his widow; five sons, John T., Gerrit C., Robert W., Louis C., and Charles H. Hasper, all of Muskegon; one daughter, Ruth C. Hasper, of Muskegon; his father, Gerrit Hasper, Sr.; two brothers, Gerrit and John Hasper, all of Muskegon, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph VanderLaan of Muskegon and Mrs. John Timmer of Moline, and one grandchild.

Page 12 HASPER -- Cornelius Hasper, age 47, of 1108 Terrace St., died suddenly yesterday afternoon.  The services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Bethany Christian Reformed church, Rev. John Dolfin officiating.  Interment at Rest Lawn.  Friends may view the remains at the Clock Funeral Home until 10:30 a. m. Thursday and then at the residence.

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HASPER, Gerrit "Barney" C. (Mr)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 December 1991, Page 1A

Political legend Hasper, 78, dies By BILL IDDINGS Chronicle staff writer
One of the most eccentric and controversial political figures in Muskegon history is dead. Gerrit C. “Barney” Hasper, the former Democratic state representative and Muskegon city commissioner, died Saturday morning at Sherman Oaks Nursing Home.  The legendary Muskegonite, who had survived bouts with diabetes and cancer, was 78.  “Barney Hasper was basically a legend in Muskegon politics,” Vernon Kortering, a local attorney and Democratic leader who knew Hasper for more than 15 years, said Saturday. “He came from a background of possibly Republican leanings and moved on to independence and then the Democratic Party.  Whenever you talk about Muskegon politics, one cannot forget Barney.” Richard Rienstra, a Democratic activist who had known Hasper for almost 20 years, said Hasper was a public servant who went out of his way to stay in touch with his constituents. “He always had two telephones in his house so he could be more accessible, Rienstra said Saturday.  State Rep. M. L. “Mickey” Knight, R-Muskegon, who unsuccessfully ran against Hasper in 1978 and succeeded Hasper in 1980, said constituent service was Hasper’s main contribution to the 96th District. “Barney attempted to serve his

Please see HASPER Page 2A Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 December 1991, Page 2A constituents in his own unique way,” Knight said.  “He probably is best known for serving constituents who had problems with state government.  He did make a lot of effort with constituent problems.”  While Hasper’s legislative record was non-existent, Knight said Hasper was energetic with service projects that helped the needy, such as his “Trykes for Tykes,” which collected toys for Christmas. Hasper was ridiculed and admired, loved and loathed during and after his 12 years representing Muskegon in the state House of Representatives.  Before retiring in 1980, Hasper was ensconced as a unique creature in the Legislature, and opinion on him was never more divided than concerning his effectiveness there. Hasper was a vocal critic and gadfly who prided himself in never having introduced a bill that became law.  Upon his retirement from state office, the Detroit News noted that, while such an admission might make most legislators hang their heads in shame, Hasper and his supporters claimed he was saving money for his constituents and all Michiganians.  “The first thing I learned when I came here was that 95 percent of the bills that are introduced died because they already have served their purpose--getting ink for the proposer in the local newspaper,” Hasper once said.  "Between Hammurabi (the ancient Babylonian who set down the first laws) and Moses with the Ten Commandments, we have all the laws we need.  You can’t change people from the outside with all these laws.  You have to change from the inside.” Detractors charged Hasper did not change much of anything one way or the other.  Fond of quoting the Bible and railing against the establishment, Hasper was written off by many as a grandstander more interested in drawing attention to himself than serving the people who elected him six times. Hasper, a man who evoked opinions of polar opposites, was a genius, a member of the Mensa organization whom Rienstra recalled as an avid reader with a photographic memory and a man whose “IQ was off the scale.”       Short, portly, bespectacled and with a gravelly voice and a round head toped with a shock of white hair, Hasper was well-known for his generosity. He frequently fought small loan companies on behalf of constituents in debt. In one instance, Hasper offered to pay off a woman’s debt to get a loan company to quit bothering her.  Presenting himself as a champion of the common man, Hasper unabashedly took on utilities, the cable television industry, teachers’ unions, cross-lake ferries and other politicians. Democrat David Tisch, who lost to Knight when he and Knight vied for Hasper ’s vacant seat, once recalled how Hasper visited Tisch’s terminally ill son in the hospital. Tisch said Hasper visited the 7-year-old boy in his Santa guise.  Hasper, whose hobby was making woodcarvings and crafts for children, then returned home to make the boy a wooden boat.  He returned to the hospital the next day to discover the boy had died.  He then went to Tisch’s house, broke down and cried.  A 1930 graduate of Muskegon High School who attended Calvin College through 1932, Hasper had his own insurance agency from 1948 to 1967.  He sold the agency, which is now known as Chad dock, Winter and Alberts. He initially tried to enter politics in 1952 when he lost a race for the Muskegon Heights City Commission.  His first victory came in 1966, when he won a seat on Muskegon Community College’s board of trustees.  Ironically, Hasper later became the college’s most vocal critic.  He repeatedly fought against MCC millage campaigns and criticized MCC curricula and the work ethic of the school’s instructors.  He left the MCC board after one year to successfully run for the state House.  In 1986, Hasper tried to return to the MCC board.  He was turned away by the electorate, finishing third among four persons competing for two seats. Hasper’s political career also included a brief stint on the Muskegon City Commission.  Elected to the commission in 1982, he made headlines by openly arguing with other commissioners, notably Robert VanLente. Hasper often claimed to have tape-recorded evidence of certain matters concerning the commission.  However, when called upon to present that evidence, he would contend his tape recorder had malfunctioned.  Hasper resigned from the commission five months, 13 days after taking office, citing personal reasons.  Hasper is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gertrude, his brother, Charles, of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are being made by The Walburn Chapel, Sytsema Funeral Home, 1547 W. Sherman.  A memorial service will be held in January, funeral-home personnel said Saturday.  There will be no visitation.  The family has requested that any memorial contributions be donated to The Memorial Fund of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church or the Barney Hasper Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship fund is being established through the Muskegon County Community Foundation.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 December 1991,Page 2B GERRIT C. BARNEY HASPER, 78, of Muskegon died Saturday morning.  Hasper was a former state representative for the 96th District until his retirement in 1980.  After his retirement, he served as a Muskegon city commissioner. Earlier, he served as a trustee with Muskegon Community College.  He owned Hasper Insurance Agency and hosted the weekly radio program “Once Upon a Town.”  He was the husband of Gertrude Peterson Hasper and was a member of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church.  Arrangements by sytsema.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 December 1991,Page 12D HASPER, MR. GERRIT C. BARNEY Muskegon Mr. Gerrit C. Barney Hasper, 78, died Sat. morning, Dec. 21, 1991.  He was born April 2, 1913 in Muskegon and had been a life resident.  Mr. Hasper had been a Michigan State Representative for the 96th District from 1968 until the time of his retirement in 1980; and had previously been an insurance agent, owning Hasper Insurance Agency.  He had also previously served on the Board of Trustees for Muskegon Community College.  Following his retirement from the legislature, he had served as a Muskegon City Commissioner.  Mr. Hasper had hosted a weekly radio program called Once upon a Town in the 1960 ’s and had established Trykes for Tykes, with which he was very active for approximately 15 years.  He was a member of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church and was well known for his woodworking hobby, in making toys for children & was an army veteran of WWII.  Mr. Hasper was married to the former Gertrude L. Peterson on Mar. 27, 1936 and she survives him along with 1 brother, Charles (Carol) Hasper of Denver, CO; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Ruth Hendrickson and 3 brothers, John, Robert and Louis Hasper.  A memorial service will be held later in January with the time and place to be announced.  There will be no visitation.  For a more lasting memorial, you are asked to consider The Memorial Fund of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church or the Barney Hasper Scholarship Fund, which will be established through The Muskegon Community Foundation.  Arrangements by The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes 1547 W. Sherman Blvd.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 December 1991, Page 5D Mr. Gerrit C. “Barney” Hasper, 78, died Sat. morning, Dec. 21, 1991.  He was born April 2, 1913 in Muskegon and had been a life resident.  Mr. Hasper had been a Michigan State Representative for the 96th District from 1968 until the time of his retirement in 1980; and had previously been an insurance agent, owning Hasper Insurance Agency.  He had also previously served on the Board of Trustees for Muskegon Community College.  Following his retirement from the legislature, he had served as a Muskegon City Commissioner.  Mr. Hasper had hosted a weekly radio program called “Once upon a Town” in the 1960’s and had established “Trykes for Tykes”, with which he was very active for approximately 15 years.  He was a member of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church and was well known for his woodworking hobby, in making toys for children, & was an army veteran of WW II.  Mr. Hasper was married to the former Gertrude L. Peterson on March 27, 1936 and she survives him along with 1 brother, Charles (Carol) Hasper of Denver, CO; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Ruth Hendrickson and 3 brothers, John, Robert and Louis Hasper.  A memorial service will be held later in January with the time and place to be announced.  There will be no visitation.  For a more lasting memorial, you are asked to consider The Memorial Fund of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church or the “Barney” Hasper Scholarship Fund, which will be established through The Muskegon Community Foundation.  Arrangements by The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes 1547 W. Sherman Blvd.

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HASPER, John "Hap" T. (Mr.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 August 1971, Page 23
John T. Hasper, a Muskegon native and brother of Muskegon Rep. Gerrit C. Hasper, died en route to Ludington Memorial Hospital Monday after he was stricken while playing golf.  He was 59 and made his home at 2596 Cutler.  He was an Automobile Association of Michigan office manager for 25 years and presently was the business promotional manager of the Fraternal Order of Police.  Arrangements by Achterhoff. Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 August 1971,Page 29 2596 Cutler Avenue, Lakeside.  Mr. John T. Hasper, 59 years, entered into rest very unexpectedly Monday afternoon at Lincoln Hills Golf Course in Ludington.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. Hasper will be Thursday, 1:30 p.m. in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary with The Rev. Mr. Marvin Beelon, Pastor, Bethany Christian Reformed Church, officiating.  Mr. Hasper will be laid to rest in Restlawn Memorial Park.  A sincere invitation is extended to the relatives and friends to meet the family 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in The Mortuary where Mr. Hasper will repose after 7 p.m. today. Mr. Hasper was born September 16, 1911 in Muskegon.  He joined the former Angeline Stuit in marriage, September 28, 1933 in Muskegon.  Mr. Hasper introduced the Safety Patrol Program of the A.A.A., with Muskegon being the first office to carry the program in the State of Michigan.  Mr. Hasper had 25 years of service with the A.A.A. which included being manager of the Niles Office.  Later he was the regional sales Director of the Encyclopedia Britanica, and was presently the Business Promotion Manager for the Fraternal Order of Police.  Mr. Hasper was playing the game of golf at Lincoln Hills at the time his death occurred.  He is survived by his wife, Angeline, at home.  A daughter, Mrs. Richard (Julia) Scamehorn of Lancaster, Ohio; a son, Robert N. Hasper of Kalamazoo, Mich.  His mother, Mrs. Minnie Hasper of Muskegon; a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Ruth) Henricson of Muskegon and four brothers, Gerrit (Barney) Hasper, the State Representative of Muskegon, Robert W. Hasper of North Muskegon, Louis C. Hasper of Norton Shores and Charles H. Hasper of North Muskegon, and five grandchildren also survive.   --Achterhoff. Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 August 1971, Page 41 The Funeral Rites for Mr. John T. Hasper will be Thursday, 1:30 p.m. in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary with The Rev. Mr. Marvin Beelon, Pastor, Bethany Christian Reformed Church, officiating.  Mr. Hasper will be laid to rest in Restlawn Memorial Park.  A sincere invitation is extended to the relatives and friends to meet the family 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in The Mortuary.  --Achterhoff. Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 August 1971, Page 38 The Funeral Rites for Mr. John T. Hasper were today in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary.  Rolland H. Achterhoff, Funeral Director. --Achterhoff.

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HASPER, Louis C.
Obiutary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 December 1979, Page 10
Louis C. Hasper, 58, of 4059 Nob Hill died at his home.  He was the husband of June D. Hasper and was the owner of the Hasper Equipment Co.  He was a U.S. Naval Air Force veteran and was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church.  Arrangements by Achterhoff.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 December 1979,Page 33 HASPER, MR.LOUIS C.4059 Knobb Hill Dr.Norton Shores Mr. Louis C. Hasper, 58 years, died very unexpectedly early this morning at his residence.  Louis was a native of Muskegon, born to the late Cornealius and Minnie (Toppen) Hasper, February 16, 1921.  During World War II, Louis served his country in the U.S. Naval Air Force.  On February 17, 1945 in Jacksonville, FA. he was joined in marriage to June D. Weisner.  Louis was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church.  He was the owner of the Hasper Equipment Company here in Muskegon.  His SURVIVORS, beside his wife June, 2 sons:  Thomas C. Hasper of Norton Shores, and Bradley L. Hasper of LaJolla, CA.  1 sister, Mrs. Les (Ruth) Henricson of Muskegon, 3 brothers:  State Rep. Gerrit (Barney) Hasper, Muskegon; Mr. Robert W. Hasper, Spring Lake, Mr. Charles H. Hasper of Denver, CO.  Also 2 grandchildren.  The FUNERAL PLANS will be published later by the Achterhoff Mortuary.  VISITATION 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 Thursday with the family present. –Achterhoff

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27 December 1979, Page 33 HASPER, MR. LOUIS C. 4059 Nob Hill Drive Norton Shores The FUNERAL RITES for Mr. Louis C. Hasper will be Friday afternoon 2:30 o’clock in Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 937 W. Norton Ave. near Henry St., with his Pastor, the Rev. Mr. Norman Meyer, officiating.  VISITATION: Family present 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Achterhoff Mortuary. Family suggested MEMORIAL TRIBUTE:  Calvin Christian Reformed Church Memorial Fund. --Achterhoff

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HASPER, Robert  "Bob" W. (Mr)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 February 1985, Page 6D ROBERT W. HASPER, 69, of 18184 Swiss, Spring Lake, died Saturday at Hackley Hospital.  He was the husband of Maxine E. Hasper and was a member of the Community United Methodist Church.  He had served as director of the Aircraft and Marine Division of Continental Motors Corp. and also as assistant to the president.  He was most recently associated with the Edlen Machinery Co. of Muskegon.  He had been a resident of North Muskegon for over 20 years before moving to Spring Lake eight years ago.  He was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 274 and the Muskegon Country Club.  Arrangements by Achterhoff. Muskegon

Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 February 1985, Page 6C Mr. Robert W. Hasper, 69 yrs., died Saturday evening at Hackley Hospital.  He was born October 12, 1915 in Muskegon.  On Nov. 22, 1939, he married Maxine E. Jones.  They celebrated their 45th Anniversary.  He was a resident of North Muskegon for over 20 years before moving to Spring Lake 8 yrs. ago.  For 31 yrs. Bob was an executive of Continental Motors Corp. serving in the capacities of Assistant to C. J. Reese (then President) and Director of the Aircraft and Marine Divisions.  Currently he was associated with Edlund Machinery of Muskegon.  He was a former member of B.P.O.E. No. 274, The Muskegon Country Club, and a Director of the Century Club.  He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of North Muskegon.  SURVIVORS include his wife Maxine, 1 daughter, Miss Pamela J. Hasper of Fruitport; 1 son, Robert W. Hasper, II, of Arizona; 1 sister, Mrs. Leslie (Ruth) Henricson of Grand Haven; 2 brothers, Gerrit “Barney” Hasper, of Muskegon, Charles H. Hasper of Denver, CO.  2 brothers, John & Louis preceded him in death.  4 sisters-in-law also survive, Mrs. John (Angeline) Hasper of Muskegon, Mrs. Louis (June) Hasper of Norton Shores, Mrs. E. R. (Ilene) Jones, Jr., of North Muskegon; Mrs. Douglas (Vivian) Beverly, of Grand Haven.  Also nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Darlene Jones (DeWald) Johnson of Grand Haven, a niece was especially close to Bob and his family.  THE SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE Will be Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the Achterhoff Mortuary with Rev. Lou Roossien, Pastor Bethany Christian Reformed Church, officiating.  Visitation Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.  MEMORIAL TRIBUTES:  To Cancer or Heart Societies would be appreciated.  --Achterhoff, 722-6717Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan,5 February 1985,

Page 5C THE SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the Achterhoff Mortuary.  Visitation Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Family suggests MEMORIAL TRIBUTES:  American Cancer Society or Heart Association.  --Achterhoff, Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 February 1985, Page 6C THE SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be today (Wed.), 7:30 P.M. at Achterhoff Mortuary.  VISITATION: 6:30-7:30 P.M.  Family suggested MEMORIAL TRIBUTE: American Cancer Society or Heart Association.  --Achterhoff, 722-6717

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HASSE, Beverly
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 July 1994  Page 7B
BEVERLY M. HASSE, 45, of Walkerville died Sunday in Detroit.  She was employed as the village clerk for the city of Walkerville and was a member of Walkerville Wesleyan Church.  Arrangements by Tate, Hart.

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Hatfield, Margaret A. (Mrs.) Matthews
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Monday September 17, 2001 page 3B

Mrs. Margaret A. Hatfield, age 87, passed away September 16, 2001 in Muskegon.  She was born April 2, 1914 in Muskegon to Ernest & Jessie (Westerman) Matthews, and had resided here most of her life.  Mrs. Hatfield was a member of Hope Reformed Church, where she was involved in R.C.W.M (reformed Church Women’s Ministry), and Project Phillip.  On June 9, 1937, she married W. Walker Hatfield in Muskegon, and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1990.  Survivors include 2 sons, James (Toni) Hatfield of Aubrun, IN and Rev. Jerry (Bonnie) Hatfield of League City, TX; 4 grandsons, Scott, Jeffrey,  James, & Jason, and 2 granddaughters, Jenifer & Jory; 6 great grandchildren; 1 brother, John (Pearl) Matthews; 1 sister, Lucille Fearm; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Wesley, Ernest, and Thomas Matthews and 1 sister, Gertrude Hertz.  Services will be 1pm Thursday at Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue http://systema1.plan4ever.com with Rev. Steven Hyma officiating.  Visitation with the family will be 2-4 & 6-8pm Wednesday.  Burial will take place in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Memorial Contributions to Hope Reformed Church and the Muskegon Rescue Mission would be greatly appreciated.

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Heap, William
Source: Page 1 of the Sat., July, 27, 1929 'Muskegon Chronicle'.
"William Heap, prominent in Democratic circles of the state and a former Muskegon and Western Michigan manufacturer, is dead in Vichy, France, according to a cable-gram received this morning by his son, Lionel Heap, of Grand Haven. Death followed a week's illness. Mr. heap was 78 years old. He had been in France the past 11 years. His daughter, Mrs. Brackett Lewis, of The Prague, Czecho-Slovakia, was present at his death. Mr. Heap was born in Manchester, England. Before moving to Canada, he won national distinction in his country by winning the amateur billiard championship of England. He settled in Owen Sound, Canada, and moved to Muskegon in 1883" [should be 1886]"where he established the manufacturing firm of William Heap and Sons which was located on Irwin street until 1908 when the factory was moved to Grand Haven, where it is still in business under the management of the son, Lionel heap. The former Muskegon resident took an active interest in politics in both Muskegon and Ottawa counties. Sixteen years ago he ran for the office of state senator. He was also known as a sportsman. He wrote several articles on trout fishing which were published in sports magazines. He is survived by two sons, Lionel Heap of Grand Haven and Cecil Heap of Spring Lake and a daughter, Mrs. Brackett Lewis, of The Prague. The funeral is to be held Monday and he is to be buried along-side his eldest daughter at Nancy, France." 

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HEETHUIS - R. Jayne from Harry 
Divorce
Custody of five children to mother- Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963

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Heethuis, Edward Walter
Birth
Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916
HEETHUIS -- To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heethuis, 96-1/2 Myrtle street, Thursday, March 30, 1916, a son, Edward Walter

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HELMER, Harry
Obituary
396 E. McLaughlin, Muskegon  Muskegon Chronicle, Wednesday, 30 Sept 1981, page 6C 
Mr. Harry Helmer, age 57 years, passed away Monday evening at his residence. Born Oct. 8, 1923 in Afton, Mich. coming to Muskegon in 1960. Disabled Veteran after serving in U.S. Navy, Feb., 1943 to May, 1945 WWII. member of D.A.V., Member Faith Temple, Holland, Mich. Survived by: wife, Flossie, 4 children, Daniel, Patricia, Larry, Pamela, 2 grandchildren, 1 brother, Carl Helmer of East Tawas, 2 sisters, Mary Helmer and Pearl. Services will be Thursday, 2:00 P.M. at Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel of Chimes. Rev. Marty Anderson officiating., Interment, Oakwood Cemetery.

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Henderson, Anna M.  (Mrs.) VanderWalle
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Tuesday September 18, 2001 page 3B

Mrs. Henderson, age 96, died Sunday, September 15, 2001.  She was born in Manistique to August and Walburge (Zellbeck) VanderWalle.  In 1930 she married Matt Henderson and he preceded her in death.  Family - sister, Clara of Muskegon; 2 brothers, Martin of Manisitque and Ralph of Central Lake, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Funeral Liturgy - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 11:00 am from Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Dykstra Rd., North Muskegon with Rev. Fr. Robert Hart presiding.  Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to service time at the church.

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Hendryx, Mrs. Silas H. (Sarah)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle,  Wednesday, 5 April 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Silas H. Hendryx, aged 70 years, was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at her home in Fruitport.  The services were in charge of Rev. F. W. Ollis, Grand Haven.  The music was furnished by Mrs. George Kenny, Faye Sibert, Mabel Grant and A. W. Miles, accompanied by Mrs. C. J. Sibert, the songs being, “Saved by Grace”, “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”.  The many beautiful flowers were cared for by Mrs. Charles DeBakker and Mrs. Frank Rake.  Mrs. Hendryx was formerly Sarah E. Vinton and was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 25, 1845, and when six years old, moved with her parents to Ionia county, Mich., the trip being made in a covered wagon.  On March 4, 1873, she was married to Silas H. Hendryx, who died December 17, 1915 and were residents of Fruitport for thirty-nine years.  She is survived by one son, and three grandchildren of Muskegon, and one sister, Miss Jennie Crippen of Orleans, Mich.  Interment was in the family lot at Fruitport, and the pallbearers were H. J. Curtis, George Conley, W. Tubbs, F. Rake, W. H. Kline and George Loosemore.

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HENRICSON, Ruth (Mrs) Hasper
Obituary
Grand Haven Tribune, Grand Haven, Michigan, 13 April 1989, Page 2
Ruth Henricson Grand Haven resident Ruth C. Henricson, 72, died Wednesday, April 12, 1989 in Ft. Myers, Fla. after a brief illness. The former Ruth Hasper was born in Muskegon Feb. 7, 1917 and married Leslie Henricson April 10, 1941.  They lived in Muskegon until moving to Grand Haven 10 years ago. Mrs. Henricson was a member of the Bethany Christian Reformed Church and had been active in the Christian Service Club.  She was employed as a sales representative by the American Family Assurance Co. She is survived by her husband, Leslie; daughters Mary (Dr. Dan) Fox, Spring Lake and Ruth (Max) Murphy, Holland; son-in-law Dr. Erwin (Marcia) Grasman, Muskegon; eight grandchildren; brothers Gerrit “Barney” (Gertrude “Petie”) Hasper, Muskegon and Charles (Carol) Hasper, Denver; sisters-in-law Angeline Hasper, Muskegon and Maxine Hasper, Spring Lake. A daughter, Barbara Grasman, brothers John, Louis and Robert Hasper and sister-in-law June Hasper preceded Mrs. Henricson in death. Funeral arrangements are being made through the Achterhoff Mortuary in Muskegon.

HENRICSON, MRS. LESLIE(RUTH C.) Grand Haven (Formerly of Muskegon) The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Leslie Henricson age 72, will be held Saturday afternoon, 11 o’clock, at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Terrace St. at Hartford, with Rev. William “Bill” Stob, her former pastor and close friend, and Rev. Lou Rossien, her present pastor, co-officiating.  Interment in Restlawn Cemetery.  Calling Hours:  2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Mortuary. Tributes:  Muskegon Christian School or Western Michigan Christian High School. Achterhoff 722-6717

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HERBERT, Mrs. Bessie KOPRIVA
Obituary of Bessie (Kopriva) Herbert, Muskegon Chronicle, 12 June 1951, page 3 Former Resident of City Dies Mrs. Bessie Herbert, 58 years old and a former resident of Muskegon, died Sunday in her home in Traverse City.Mrs. Herbert left Muskegon in 1930. Her husband, David Herbert, died here several years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Margaret Herbert, Muskegon, and Mrs. Lillian Christianson, Belding; two sons, Clarence Herbert, Belding, and Robert Herbert, Carthage, N.Y., a sister, Mrs. Emily Totten, Belding andtwo sisters in Chicago.

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HERBERT - Louverdia from Walter
Divorce
Custody of four children to mother.- Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963

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HERBERT / Mrs. Margaret GUNN
MRS. MARGARET GUNN 11/30/02- GUNN, MRS. MARGARET M. Muskegon Mrs. Margaret M. Gunn, age 73, went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 29, 2002, following a short illness. She was born June 11, 1929 to David and Bessie Herbert, and lived her entire life in the West Michigan area. Margaret came from humble beginnings. Her family was broken up by unfortunate circumstances when she was very young, and she spent most of her youth in a series of foster homes, sometimes doing odd jobs in exchange for room and board. But instead of allowing the experience to make her bitter, she learned to understand other people and the difficulties and handicaps they faced. She took those wonderful qualities into her marriage to Gordon Gunn in 1950. She blessed her husband and six children with patience and unconditional love for the rest of her life. Margaret was a giver who was always more concerned about her family and friends than she was about herself. She displayed that caring on Dec. 23, 1996, when she went from her husband's funeral in the afternoon, to a department store at night, so she could finish her Christmas shopping and make sure everyone had a gift under the tree from Mom. Margaret also shared her kindness with animals, particularly her cats. She treated her four-legged friends with the same respect she showed people. Besides her two beloved house cats, she provided a home in her garage to strays who found their way to her doorstep. They started out wild, but by the time they got a dose of Margaret's tender care, they were tame, fat and lovable. A kitten that was born to one of her ``garage cats'' became terribly ill one day, and Margaret sat up overnight nursing the tiny creature back to health, before giving it to one of her sons as a special gift. All creatures seemed to respond to her gentle touch, instinctively knowing they were dealing with a tender soul who only wanted to help. Margaret's caring was not reserved for people she knew. Even as she struggled with her own health in her later years, she volunteered to visit other seniors who were confined to their homes by physical problems. Margaret also had a spirited side to her personality. To the end of her life, she ended Reeths-Puffer High School football games, cheering on her beloved Rockets in all kinds of weather. She also rooted passionately for the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Republican Party. Even as she lay in pain during her final days in the hospital, she talked enthusiastically about Red Wings games that were coming up on television. Margaret was also blessed with a green thumb. Many of the huge trees that shade her yard today began as tiny twigs in the back field that she transplanted and nurtured to maturity. While her body was weathered and beaten by years of bad health, her spirit remained young and untamed. She faced difficulty and disease with courage and determination, much to the amazement of everyone. She did not go quietly into that dark night. She truly raged against the dying of the light, grasping for every last minute of enjoyment she could possibly get from life. Margaret's death leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who loved her. But those who loved her are better people because of the caring she invested in them. She wouldn't want us to be sad about her death. She would want us to be happy, because our happiness was always the key to her happiness. Margaret was a member of Unity United Methodist Church. SURVIVORS She is survived by her brothers, Clarence and Robert Herbert; sons, Danny Gunn, Donald Gunn, Gregory (Sandra) Gunn and Steven Gunn; daughters, Diane Klug and Kathy Kroll; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and special daughter Cyndi Shultz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; sister, Lillian and grandson, Christopher. SERVICE Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 1:00 PM at Unity United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Meines officiating. Interment at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. VISITATION Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIALS: Unity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Clock - Muskegon www.clockfuneralhome.com

Obituary 2 
MRS. MARGARET GUNN 12/01/02 GUNN, MRS. MARGARET M. Muskegon Mrs. Margaret M. Gunn, age 73, went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 29, 2002, following a short illness. SURVIVORS She is survived by her brothers Clarence and Robert Herbert; sons Danny Gunn, Donald Gunn, Gregory (Sandra) Gunn and Steven Gunn; daughters Diane Klug and Kathy Kroll, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and special daughter Cyndi Shultz. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon, sister Lillian and grandson Christopher. SERVICE Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 1:00 PM at Unity United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Meines officiating. Interment at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. VISITATION Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIALS: Unity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Clock - Muskegon www.clockfuneralhome.com

Obituary 3
MRS. MARGARET GUNN 12/02/02 GUNN, MRS. MARGARET M. Muskegon SERVICE: Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 1:00 PM at Unity United Methodist Church. Interment at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. VISITATION: Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral Home. Clock - Muskegon www.clockfuneralhome.com

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HERBERT, Ruth Loraine
Marriage
HERBERT, Ruth Loraine, 2432 W. Sherman Blvd. and Tyrone Ross Gardner, 2432 W. Sherman Blvd Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11

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HERBERT, William David
Obituary for William David Herbert, Muskegon Chronicle, 21 March 1938, page 14 William Herbert, Canadian Veteran, Ill 3 Months, Dies William D. Herbert, 61 years old of Muskegon, World War veteran of the Canadian army, died at Hackley hospital, Saturday, after an illness of almost three months. Mr. Herbert, a former employee of the Shaw Box-Crane and hoist company, was born at London, England Feb. 9, 1877 and came to Montreal, Canada in 1903. After spending nine years there he moved to Chicago and while there the World War broke out. He enlisted in the Canadian army and served in the Fourth Battalion of Canadian Infantry. Upon his discharge at the end of the war he came to Muskegon and had lived here since. He was a member of Haig post of the Canadian Legion.  Surviving are his widow, and four children; Robert, Clarence, Lillian and Margaret, of Holton.  

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HERMAN, Paul David
Marriage
HERMAN, Paul David , 1676 Terrace St., and Marcia Shriver, 1272 Sixth St. Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11

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Hershey, Floyd
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle,  9 July 1963, page 11  Floyd Hershey, CWC Foreman, Dies at Age 65  {Picture}  Mr. Floyd Hershey, 65, of 3221 Jefferson St., Muskegon Heights, died Monday at Mercy Hospital, after a long illness.  Born Oct. 28, 1897 near Lafayette, Ind., he spent his younger years in Oregon and Washington, receiving his education at Hood River Valley.  Coming to Muskegon in 1916, Mr. Hershey married the former Anna L. Kittel here June 26, 1919.  He formerly was employed at Shaw-Box Crane Division plant for 12 years and was a Campbell Wyant & Cannon Foundry employee 26 years holding a foreman’s position for many years.  Mr. Hershey was a member of the Muskegon Heights Gospel Tabernacle.  Survivors are his widow; one son, Gordon F. Hershey, of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Paul J. Hershey of Muskegon Heights and Clarence E. Hershey of Muskegon; four sisters, Mrs. Eva F. DeWitt of Chicago, Miss Mary E. Hershey and Mrs. Jacob E. Rambo of Muskegon Heights, and Miss Edith A. Hershey of Chicago, and two grandchildren.  Muskegon Chronicle, Tuesday, June 9, 1963, page 21  Hershey, Mr. Floyd  3221 Jefferson, Muskegon Heights  Funeral services for Mr. Floyd Hershey will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Lee Funeral Home, the Rev. V. Emerson McAninch, Pastor of the Muskegon Heights Gospel Tabernacle officiating.  Mr. Hershey will be laid to rest in Mona View.

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HICKS, Cleo P. (Mrs)
Obituary
Newberry News, August 10, 1994
Cleo P. Hicks  Cleo Pauline Hicks of Newberry died August 2, 1994 at her home. She was born May 19, 1924 in Muskegon.   A resident of Newberry since 1951, she was a member of R. P. Hicks Hospice and served on the board of directors of the Tahzuamenon Education Foundation.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. R. P. Hicks, in 1980; sons Dr. Samuel Hicks in 1991, Russell in 1972 and Matthew in 1953; three brothers, Frances, Dell and Leo; and two sisters Marguerite and Louise.   She is survived by daughter Amy (William) McNamara of Newberry; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Crane of Muskegon and Sybil Tjardes of Sarasota, FL.  Funeral services were held Thursday, August 4 from the Beaulieu Funeral Home of Newberry with Deacon Dean Hermann officiating.  Burial was in the Forest Home Cemetery.   Those who wish may contribute to a Memorial Fund to R. P. Hicks Hospice.

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Card of Thanks Newberry News, August 17, 1994, CARD OF THANKS  Family, friends, community of Newberry--- I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the many act of kindness bestowed upon Cleo and her family during her illness and during our bereavement. Mother enjoyed her many visits, messages and letters of encouragement. She was grateful for delicious, hot-cooked meals and desserts for her pleasure. The outpouring of love and concern was truly appreciated and recognized by her family.   Mom loved Newberry. She had no desire to leave. She fondly recalled her move to the U.P. frontier in 1951. Questioning my father, "We are going where?", Newberry became her safe haven, her refuge, Newberry was home.  She asked that I might place this letter in the paper so that she might convey how dear and important this community was to her. She truly felt this community held her close; cradling her in tragedies and sharing in her joys.  She loved living among you and was grateful to be considered a "local."  Thank you  Sincerely,  Amy McNamara and the family of Cleo Hicks

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HILL, James
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 January 1962, Page 1
James Hill, 48, Stricken on Arising Whitehall Police Chief Dies Two Days After Getting Post WHITEHALL—James Hill, 48, named Whitehall police chief on a permanent basis only two days ago, died early today at his home after suffering a heart attack.  He was found dead when the attending physician, Dr. A. M. Engstrom, arrived in answer to a call from Hill’s wife. Chief Hill, father of six, was a veteran of 18 years in police work.  He served on the Muskegon City force and was a Muskegon County deputy sheriff before joining the 3-man Whitehall force six years ago.  He was named to succeed resigning Whitehall chief, Donald Ver Sluis. Arising this morning, Hill took three steps and collapsed, his wife said. He had appeared in good health.  Thursday night he had visited the home of Mayor Richard Cogswell, to have the mayor countersign some checks. “He was in good spirits,” the mayor said today.  “I told him we were delighted to have him as chief.” Sgt. Hill had been appointed acting chief last week.  The council made the appointment  permanent Wednesday night. Hill’s death leaves the City of Whitehall without regular  police officers on duty.  Joseph Tickle, third member of the force, is attending a basic training course at Michigan State University, East Lansing. The mayor and City Manager Robert Langkawel said offers of police protection from the State Police, Montague and Muskegon police, and the sheriff’s department had been received, but that the city is adequately protected by relief officers trained to act in emergencies. Mr. Hill had been a resident of Whitehall 12 years, since moving here with his family from Muskegon.  At that time he established a gasoline station which the family still operates. He first served as a police officer here on a part-time basis under the former city manager, Howard Gwinnup.  He subsequently became patrolman and then sergeant. Born Dec. 28, 1913, Sgt. Hill was a high school graduate.  He was a past president of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He was a trustee of the Muskegon County Constable Association, and a member of the West Michigan law Enforcement Association.  Mr. Hill was born in England.  He was naturalized in Muskegon County Feb. 21, 1940.  Surviving are the widow, Daisy, the former Hower; four sons, James of Whitehall, John of Muskegon, Donald at Ft. Lee, Va., and William at home; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Smith of Peru, Ind., and Connie at home; two brothers, Charles Eberbach of Muskegon, and John Eberbach of Roosevelt Park, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Borgerding of Muskegon Heights, and Mrs. Elizabeth Baran of Toledo, Ohio.

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 January 1962, Page 19 Chief Hill’s Rites Told WHITEHALL—The funeral for James Hill, 48, who died Friday two days after he was named Whitehall police chief, will be 2:30 Monday at Fruitland Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald LeMaire will officiate.  Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery, Muskegon.  The body will remain at Purdy Funeral Home, here, until 10 a.m. Monday. Friday’s account of his death erroneously stated Chief Hill was once president of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He did serve two years as vice president of the state FOP, but declined the group’s top post.

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HILL, John J. Sr (Mr)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 June 1978, Page 24
WHITEHALL—John J. Hill Sr., 39, of Leesburg, Ind., a former resident of Whitehall, died today in Warsaw, Ind.  He was the husband of Nora Hill and a member of the Fruitland Baptist Church in Whitehall.  He was employed as a maintenance mechanic.  Arrangements by Titus, Warsaw.

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HILL, Mark William & Rhonda Kaye
Birth notice - a boy, at Hackley,
Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B

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HODGE, Jane  (Mrs.)
Obituary
MRS. JANE HODGE DIES:   RESIDENT OF MUSKEGON    FOR FIFTY-SIX YEARS   Mrs. Jane Hodge, a resident of Muskegon  for fifty-six years died yesterday afternoon at her home, 223 Spring street.  She had been ill nine days with pneumonia.  She was born at Danville, N. Y. and was 65 years old.   Mrs. Hodge leaves a husband in the northern Part of Michigan and two daughters, Mrs. Alice Miller And Miss Della Hodge in Muskegon.  She also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Captain John Witherell,  city; Joel C. Witherell, Conklin: Mrs. Fannie Shepherd, city: and Mrs. Ann Kennicott, Shelbyville, Mich.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence.  SOURCE: Muskegon Daily Chronicle Feb. 18, 1905   Pg. 1 - Col. 3

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Hoeker, Virginia Ann (Mrs.) Swartz
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Tuesday September 18, 2001 page 3B
Mrs. Virginia A. Hoeker, age 75, died Monday, September 17, 2001.  She was born in Grand haven on March 7, 1926 to Joseph & Henrietta (Holman) Swartz.  Mrs. Hoeker had been employed by the Registar of Deeds Office in Ottawa County.  Survivors - 2 sons, Mark (Norene) Hendricks & Greg (Susan) Hendricks both of Grand Haen, MI; daughter Mary (Robert) Brown of Muskegon, MI; 7 grandchildren, Matthew & Erica Hendricks, Andrew (Sheila) Brown, Steve (Kirstan) Brown, Amy (Peter) Phipps, Luke Hendricks, Jon (Angie) Hendricks; 3 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Reiley & Hayden; sister, Bernice Veenstra of Grand Rapids, MI; special friend, Derk Koornbos of Nunica, MI.  Mrs. Hoeker was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Hoeker in 1997.  Memorial Service - 11:00 am, September 20, 2001 at the Second Reformed Church in Grand Haven.  Memorial:  Second Reformed Church.

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HOGARTH,  Charles
Card of Thanks
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  14 March 1911  Page 2

We wish to thank the firm friends for the beautiful floral pieces sent at the time of our bereavment.  Mrs. Charles Hogarth and Family.

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HOLTER, boy
Birth
Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11 - Mr. and Mrs. Charles, 2183 Austin St., Mercy

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Homa, Edward
Birth
Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916
HOMA -- To Mr. and Mrs. John Homa, 169 Forest avenue, Thursday, March 30, 1916, a son, Edward

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Horringa, Eli W.
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Friday, February 28, 1964  page 21 Eli W. Horringa 1112 Maple Street  Mr. Eli W. Horringa, age 69, passed away Monday at Tarpon Springs, Florida.  The service for Mr. Horringa will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Gary DeWitt officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home. Clock

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Horton, James
Birth
Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916
HORTON -- To Mr. and  Mrs. Hiram O. Horton, Laketon township, at Hackley Hospital, Wednesday, March 29, 1916, a son, James.

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Horton, Jay & Janis
Birth notice - a boy,Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle, Sept 17,2001,Page 3B

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HOVEY, Mrs. H.N.
Obituary
June 12, 1921 – Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. H.N. Hovey, of Detroit, a former resident and native of Muskegon, which occurred Sunday after a short illness.  She was 68 years of age at the time of her death.  She leaves one son W.M. Hovey of Muskegon.  Mrs. Hovey lived in this city for many years.
Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

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HOWER, Donald G.
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  12 June 1973  Page 23

HOWER, MR. DONALD G.  1395 Creek Drive  Mr. Donald Hower, age 52, died early this morning at Hackley Hospital.  Born in Battle Creek, Mich., he lived most of his life in the Muskegon area.  He married the former Thelma Wortelboer in November of 1941, who survives him.  He owned the Automotive Clinic for 12 years, attended the 1st Church of Christ Scientist, belonged to the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 20 years, and was a veteran of WW II.  SURVIVORS  His wife, Thelma, 2 brothers, Eugene, and Leroy both of Muskegon 1 sister, Mrs. William (Daisy) Knollinger of Whitehall, and his mother, Mrs. Rena Hower of Muskegon.  SERVICE  The service for Mr. Hower will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Clock Chapel with Mr. L. Carroll Cole officiating.  Interment will be made in Restlawn Cemetery.  VISITATION  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home where they may meet with the family from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o'clock on Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Thomas A. Hower Scholarship Fund.   ---Clock

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HOWER, Leroy “Roy” (Mr)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 December 1993 HOWER, MR. LEROY “ROY” (Husband of Alida) Muskegon Mr. LeRoy “Roy” D. Hower, 75, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 5, 1993.  He was born Aug. 11, 1918 in Battle Creek, MI, & resided in Muskegon most of his life.  He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church, & was an Army Veteran of WW II.  He had worked in the glass business for over 40 years, where he was known to many as the glass man, & retired from Muskegon Glass CO. in 1980.  SURVIVORS include his wife, the former Alida Koster, who he married on April 23, 1945; 5 children, Robert (Sandy) Hower of Hudsonville, Ron (Julie) Hower of Muskegon, Russ (Mickey) Hower of  Jenison, Ruth Hower, & Ronda Hower, both of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren & 1 great grandson; 1 brother, Eugene (Rose) Hower, Sr. of Muskegon; 1 sister, Daisy Knollinger of Whitehall.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Don Hower.  SERVICES will be 1 PM Wed. at First Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Carl H. Bruxvoort officiating.  Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. VISITATION:  2-4 & 7-9 PM Tues. at the Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue SUGGESTED MEMORIAL:  Muskegon  Christian Schools.

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HOWER, Rena M. (Mrs) Burns
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 May 1975, Page 28
HOWER, MRS. RENA M. (Widow of George) University Park Care Center
Mrs. Hower, age 89, died Sat. evening at Sherman Oaks Care Center.  Born in Canada she came to the Muskegon Area at the age of 5 years.  The former Rena Burns she had married George Hower in 1911.  He passed away in 1952 also a son Donald preceeded her in death in 1973.  SURVIVORS 2 sons, Eugene of Twin Lakes and LeRoy of Muskegon, a daughter Mrs. William (Daisy) Knollinger of Whitehall, a daughter-in-law Mrs. Thelma Koster of Muskegon, 15 Grandchildren, 32 Great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, a brother Orie Burns of Reed City, and a sister Mrs. Daisy King of Muskegon Hts.  SERVICES The services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.  Interment will be in Restlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 o’clock today. CLOCK

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Hubbard, Steven R. & Michelle S.KATTERHEINRICH Bitely,
Birth notice -
a boy, Gerber Memorial, Muskegon Chronicle, Sept 17,2001,Page 3B

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Huffman, Clare William
Birth Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916 HUFFMAN  -- To Mr. and Mrs. William H. Huffman, 62 Apple street, Thursday, March 30, 1916, a son, Clare William.

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Hughes, Margaret
Birth
Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912
BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Hughes of Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, March 5, 1912, a daughter, Margaret.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Hughes were former residents of Muskegon, the latter’s maiden name being Miss Beatrice Miner.

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HUGHES, Mrs. Edward
Obituary

The Muskegon Chronicle – Saturday August 26, 1922 page 11 –
The funeral service of Mrs. Edward Hughes of North Muskegon, was held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel at the Balbirnie mortuary.  Rev. A. Hadden, officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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HUNTER, James & Jeralyn,Coopersville
Birth notice - a girl, Ottawa Community, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B.

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Hussey, G. Mae (Mrs.) Bennetts
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Tuesday September 18, 2001 page 3B
Muskegon - Mrs. G. Mae Hussey, age 97, died Sunday evening, September 16, 2001, at a local hospital following a long illness.  She was born February 5, 1904 in Houghton, Michigan and came to Muskegon in 1918.  The former Goldie Mae Bennetts married Winnett Hussey in Grand Rapids on August 10, 1929.  He preceded her in death in 1975.  Mrs. Hussey was a member of Temple United Methodist Church and a life member of VFW Post #3195 Auxiliary.  She is survived by her sister, Mildred Rupright of Muskegon; 2 brothers, Henry Bennetts of Florida and Garfield (Ruth) Bennetts of Norton Shores; and several nieces and nephews.  The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 11 am at the Lee Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Hagans officiating.  Interment:  Fruitport Cemetery. Visitation:  Today 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Lee Funeral Home where services will be conducted by VFW Post #3195 Auxiliary at 7 pm.  Memorials: VFW Post #3195 Auxiliary

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HUSTON, Earl L.
Marriage license
Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912
#8230 - Elizabeth Butzer, 24, White River township; Elizabeth Butzer, 23 Grant, Mich.

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