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Narowitz, JoesephNAROWITZ, Joseph F.

The Muskegon Chronicle – Saturday April 24, 1909 page 7 –
Joseph Narrowitz, for 27 years a resident of this city, died today at the Traverse City asylum after an illness of over a year and six months.  He was 66 years of age, having been born in Germany and coming to Muskegon in 1881.  He leaves four sons and two daughters, George Narrowitz of Cleveland, and John, Phillip and Carl of Muskegon; Mrs. John Liuer, 24 Prospect street and Mrs. John Bolthouse of Cleveland.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home of John Narrowitz, 24 Cross street, the Rev. Frank Blomfield conducting……
This was a partial obit. that I found on a copy of one of my families obit’s and thought a little might help.

Information donated by William & Barbara Hill  



NAUTA, Catherine


The Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, June 23, 1952

Mrs. Catherine Nauta, 94 years old, a Muskegon resident the last 63 years, died early Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nicholas M. Cramer, 332 E. Forest Ave. after a short illness. Mrs. Nauta moved to Muskegon from the Netherlands in 1889. She was born there Jan. 13, 1858, received her education there and married Samuel Nauta, May 22, 1884, a few years before coming to this country. She was the former Catherine Boorsma. Mr. Nauta died May 7, 1899. She was a member of Muskegon Central Reformed Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Patterson, Detroit, Mrs. Peter Postma of Grand Rapids and Mrs Nicholas M. Cramer of Muskegon; four sons, Guy of Muskegon, William and Andrew of Grand Haven and Frank Nauta of Detroit, and 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Services will be held at Clock Chapel at 3 p.m. Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Information donated by Michael Davis.


NAUTA, Jacob


The Muskegon Chronicle, Friday, December 8, 1950, page 2

Jacob Nauta, 86 years old, a retired mail carrier and former resident of Muskegon for several years, died yesterday in the White Haven Acres Convalescent Home, Glenview, Ill. He had been ill for some time. A native and long time resident of Chicago, he was married to Miss grace Dick. He was a member of the Hope Reformed Church, Chicago, and returned to the Chicago area to spend his years of retirement. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. G.H. Scott of Chicago, two brothers, Joseph nauta of El Cerrito, Calif. and Abraham Nauta of Holland; one sister Mrs. Elmer Avery, also of Holland and two grandchildren.

Information donated by Michael Davis.


NAUTA, Mrs. Jacob


The Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, December 19, 1949

Mrs. Jacob Nauta, 79 years old, a former resident of Muskegon, with a number of relatives here, died at her home in Chicago. Born Feb 25, 1870, in Muskegon, she moved to Chicago fifty years ago with her husband. Formerly Miss Grace Dick, she was married in Muskegon in 1902 to Mr. Nauta. She attended the Hope Reformed Church in Chicago. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. G.H. Scott of Chicago; three brothers, Alex and Henry, both of Muskegon and John Wacht of Racine, Wisc.; four sisters, including her twin, Mrs. Hattie Oosterbaan, of Muskegon, Mrs. Anna Cramer of Muskegon, Mrs. Alex Smith of White River, South Dakota and Mrs. William Van Dyke of Muskegon, and two grandchildren. (Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Theodore Schaap officiating.) (Her brother Alex died Jan 30, 1951, and Henry died July 21, 1955. Henry's wife, Fredericka, died Dec. 09, 1969. Hattie Oosterbaan died Feb 03, 1960 and her husband Dec 5, 1934, added note by Tressa Lafayette.)

Information donated by Michael Davis.


NAUTA, Frances


The Muskegon Chronicle, Sunday, August 19, 1979

Miss Frances J. Nauta, age 54, died Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital. She was born in Muskegon and lived there all her life. Miss Nauta was employed in the office of Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. for 27 years. She was a member of Oliver Evangelical Free Church. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ester Nauta, one brother, William, of Muskegon, one sister, Mrs. Richard R. (Barbara) Ott of Brighton, MI and several nieces and nephews. The service will be Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. William Drondit officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Information donated by Michael Davis.


NAUTA, Frank


The Detroit News, September 1983

Frank Nauta, 97 years old, beloved husband of the late Grace. Dear father of Warren, Margaret, Richard, the late Joseph, the late Francis, the late Dorothy and the late Virginia. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two sisters. Funeral Thursday 1 p.m. at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home 15251 Harper.

Information donated by Michael Davis.





The Muskegon Chronicle, Saturday, October 30, 1976

Mr. Guy Nauta, age 81, died Friday at Hackley Hospital. A lifetime resident of Muskegon, he was a retired employee of Anaconda Wire and Cable and he was also a real estate salesman. He attended Olivet Evangelical Free Church. Mr. Nauta married the former Ester Larsen on July 7, 1923. He is survived by his wife, Ester, one son, William of Muskegon, two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Ott of Milwaukee, Miss Frances Nauta at home, six grandchildren, two brothers, Andrew of Grand Haven, Frank of Detroit, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Cramer of Muskegon, Mrs. Jesse Patterson of Detroit and Mrs. Elizabeth Postema of Grand Rapids. The services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. William Drondit officiating. Interment will be made on Oakwood Cemetery.

Information donated by Michael Davis.


NEARANZ, Allie E. (Mrs.) SCOTT
Obituary, Muskegon Chronicle 5 October 1963, page 20

Mrs. Allie E. Nearanz, 5716 Apple Ave, died at her home late Friday after a long illness, she was 83.Born in Allendale November 30 1879, she later moved to Honor and had been a Muskegon resident for the past 55 years. The former Allie E. Scott, she married John Gunn April 16, 1898 at Allendale. He died in 1923 in Muskegon. On December 26, 1931, she married Arthur A Nearanz here. Mr Nearanz died in Muskegon in 1955. Mrs. Nearanz was a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. John Knoll and Mrs. Earl DeNio of Muskegon, and Mrs. Victor Wolbrink of Allendale; three sons, Muskegon Patrolman Arthur Gunn and William and Harold, also of Muskegon; five brothers, Ray Scott of Warrensburg, N.Y., Glenn Scott of New Port Richey, Fla., Clifford Scott of Allendale, Jame.....

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  23 December 1957  Page 20

Lifelong in Fruitland, Dies  Whitehall, Dec. 23--Arthur G. Nelson, 69, lifelong area resident, died Sunday at his home in Fruitland Township following a heart attack.  He was born in North Muskegon Sept. 19, 1888, moving to Fruitland as an infant.  He had been employed at Brunswick-Balke- Collender Co. for 20 years as a storekeeper, retiring last March.  He married Ida Reside Sept. 14, 1926, at Fruitland.  Mr. Nelson was a member of the Mission Covenant Sunday school.  He leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Schofield and Mrs. Richard Gramza of Dalton; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Christofferson of Culver City, Calif., Mrs. Fred Bloom of Giles road, Mrs. Edward Enewald of N. Bliss road, and four grandchil­dren.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mission Covenant Church with Rev. Kenneth Berlin officiating.  Burial will be in Speed Cemetery in Fruitland.  Friends may call at the Gee Chapel tonight and at the church after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Obituary for Karen A. (Robarge, Nelson) Gunn, Muskegon Chronicle, Feb. 15, 2001 GUNN, MRS. KAREN A. North Muskegon.  Mrs. Karen A. Gunn, age 63, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001. She was born December 23, 1937 in Muskegon to Leslie & Evelyn (Ralya) Robarge. On April 11, 1970 she married George W. Nelson, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1990. On February 10, 1996 she married Kyren Gunn. She obtained her Masters Degree from Western Michigan University, & was the College Administrator for Muskegon Community College until retiring in June, 1999. Mrs. Gunn was a member of Laketon bethel Reformed Church, a board member of Muskegon County Osteopathic Foundation, & a past president of Muskegon Exchange Club. Karen volunteered her time for Meals on Wheels, Catholic Social Services of Muskegon-Oceana Counties. She enjoyed gardening & reading.SURVIVORS Her husband, Kyren; 1 son, Bill (Dawn) Nelson of Coloma, Mi; 1 daughter, Mary (Randy) Schaab of Muskegon, 5 grandchildren, Taylor, Sam, Max, & Amanda Schaab & Collin Nelson; 2 sisters, Diane (Ken) Walker of Montague, & Adele (Joe) Nadeau of Spring Lake, 3 step-daughters, Barb Sherman of Perrinton, Mi., Kimberly (Jerry) Weigold of Farmington, Mi., & Anne Marie (James) White of Grand Rapids; 6 step-grandchildren, Scott, Matt, Eric, Nathan, Jack, & Kelli; 1 sister-in-law, IreneNelson of Montague; her mother-in-law, Phimomena Gunn of Muskegon, several nieces & nephews; & dear friends, Bob & Linda McCann of Norton Shores. She was preceded in death by her parents, & a sister, Lynn Marie Robarge.   SERVICE  Friday, February 16, 2001, 11:00 am at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church with Rev. Sherwin Bransten officiating.  Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Friends are invited to greet the family from 1-3:30 p.m. at Russ’ Banquet Room, 1499 E. River Rd.      SUGGESTED MEMORIALS  Laketon Bethel Reformed Church, Catholic Social Services, Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana Counties, or Muskegon County Osteopathic Foundation ----Clock    Muskegon  

Information donated by Bob Nordstrand


NELSON, Pamela Ann Marriage NELSON, Pamela Ann , 1585 Montague Ave and Stanley Raymond Tice, 2352 Greenwood  Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Monday, November 21, 1910  page 5
Following an eighteen months illness with consumption, Irwin Newsment died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lucinda J. White, 137 Catherine St., yesterday morning.  He was 25 years of age.  Besides his mother Mr. Newsment leaves one brother, Oliver who resides in Detroit.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at Balbirnies chapel, the Rev. F.H. Bayles, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church being in charge.

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NORDSTRAND, Emma Kristine
Muskegon Chronicle, Dec 12, 1988. NORDSTRAND, MRS. EMMA KRISTENE MUSKEGON Mrs. Nordstrand, age 105, died Sunday; Dec 12, 1988. The former Emma Swanson was born in Sweden on April 23, 1883 and married John George Nordstrand on Jan. 1, 1906 (correct information, 30 Dec 1905) and he preceded her in death in 1960. She came to the United States in 1902 (correct information, 1904) and lived most of her life in Chicago AND SETTLED IN Muskegon in 1961. Mrs. Nordstrand was a member of Samuel Lutheran Church. Mr. & Mrs. Nordstrand had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 1956. SURVIVORS 1 son, George Roy of Twin Lake; 5 grandchildren, Barbara Thompson of Twin Lake, Linda Schultz of North Muskegon and Robert Nordstrand, Beverly Sumerix & Tina Adame all of Muskegon; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. SERVICE Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Pastor Chris Anderson officiating. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Il at 2 p.m. on Thursday. VISITATION This evening 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: Memorial Fund of Samuel Lutheran Church.--------Clock Muskegon

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NORDSTRAND, George Harold
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan Feb 22, 1955 NORTSTRAND, INFANT George Harold Nordstrand infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Roy G. Nordstrand, 2733 E. River road, Twin Lake, died in Mercy Hospital yesterday after birth. He leaves his parents; two sisters, Barbara Jean and Linda Jane, both at home; a brother, Robert Roy, at home; his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. George Nordstrand of Chicago; and Mr. And Mrs. Harold Gunn of Muskegon.  Funeral Tuesday, 1 p.m. at chapel, 5149-51 N. Ashland avenues at Foster.  Internment Ridgewood.  Member of Brage lodge, No. 2, I.O.V. Longbeach 1-5147

Information donated by Bob Nordstrand


Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan August 8, 1995 NORDSTRAND, Mr. George Roy (with veterans flag) Twin Lake Mr. George Roy Nordstrand, age 75, died Monday, August 7, 1995. He was born in Chicago, Il on May 28, 1920 and married the former Delores Jane Gunn on June 14, 1941 in Muskegon. Mr. Nordstrand was a resident of Twin Lake for the last 50 years and was a founding member of the Unity United Methodist Church. He was employed at Shaw Box Crane and was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the Third Armored Division in Europe where he earned numerous medals including a purple heart. Mr. Nordstrand was also a member of the Wood-Tazelaar DAV Post. He was preceded in death by a son, George H. Nordstrand in 1955. SURVIVORS Wife, Delores; 4 daughters, Barbara (James) Thompson of Muskegon (correct information is Twin Lake), Linda (Howard) Schultz of North Muskegon, Beverly (William) Sumerix of Muskegon, Tina (Paulo) Adame of Norton Shores; I son, Robert Nordstrand of North Muskegon;12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. SERVICE Thursday, August 10, 1995 at 1:00 pm at Clock Chapel with the Rev. Ron Robotham officiating. Interment at Sunrise Memorial Gardens VISITATION Tuesday 7-9 pm and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: Unity United Methodist Church-----Clock Muskegon

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Obituary of John George Nordstrand, Chicago Tribune, September 4, 1960, part 1, page 15, also Monday, September 5, 1960, part 3, page 6 NORDSTRAND-George Nordstrand, Sept. 2, 1960, late of 6427 N. Artesian avenue, beloved husband of Emma; dear father of Roy Nordstrand; brother of Clara Pearson and Simon Nordstrand; also two brothers and two sisters in Sweden; survived by five grandchildren

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The Muskegon Chronicle December 26, 1933
Mrs. Martha Norstrom, 81 Expires Today  (correct name Louisa Norstrom) Mrs. Martha Norstrom, 81 years old, 1462 Franklin street, died at her home today.  She had been a resident of this county for 60 years. Mrs. Norstrom was born Nov. 11, 1852 in Sweden, coming to this county in 1873.  She lived in Whitehall 27 years before moving to Muskegon 33 years ago.  She was a member of the Swedish Mission Church. She is survived by two sons, Fredolph N. Norstrom, 1492 Franklin street and Joseph Norstrom, Newburg, N. Y.

The Muskegon Chronicle Dec 27, 1933 Obituary
Norstrom -Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Norstrom will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Swedish Mission Church.  Rev. A. J. Ostling officiating.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may view the remains at the Harold A. Wood Funeral Home.

Submitted by Nancy Carol Norstrom Ryerson


NORSTROM, Fredolph Nathaniel
Obituary The Muskegon Chronicle   April 27, 1945
F. N. Norstrom, 47, Shaw-Walker, Dies
Fredolph Nathaniel Norstrom, 1462 Franklin street, died today in Hackley hospital after an illness of several weeks.  Born in Whitehall, Jan. 12, 1898, he came to Muskegon in 1900 and had lived here since.  He was 47 years old. His marriage to Eliza Jane Ashcraft, of Muskegon, took place here May 25, 1920. Mr. Norstrom was employed by the Shaw-Walker company when he was 16 years old and continued to work there until his final illness.  In later years he was supervisor of the card department. He leaves, besides the widow; three daughters, Joyce Louise, Betty and Janet Lou, all at home; two sons, Ens. Robert Fred Norstrom, USNR, at Hutchinson, Kan., and Gordon Joseph Norstrom, A. S. at Great Lakes, Ill.; and a brother, Joseph Norstrom, Newberg, N.Y

Submitted by Nancy Carol Norstrom Ryerson


NORSTROM, Eliza J. Mrs.
The Muskegon Chronicle February 17, 1989 Norstrom, Mrs. Eliza J. Muskegon
Mrs. Eliza J. Norstrom, age 90, died Friday evening at a local nursing home.  Born July 2, 1898 in Dayton twp., MI, she had lived here for most of her life.  The former Eliza Ashcraft, she married Fredolph Norstrom on May 26, 1920.  He preceded her in death in 1945.  Survivors include five children, Robert (& Mary Ann) Norstrom of AR, Mrs. John (Joyce) Jozsa of  N. Muskegon, Gordon (& MaryAnn) Norstrom, Mrs. Tom (Betty) Hicks, Mrs. Robert "Bill" (Janet L.) Parker, all of Muskegon; 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; two sisters, M. Helen Jacobson, Laura Hoppus, both of Muskegon; a sister-in-law, Virginia Ashcraft of Muskegon.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, Daniel, Andrew, Ronald and Donald Ashcraft.  The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Mon. at the Walburn Chapel of the Sytsema Funeral Homes, Pastor Bob Kerschner officiating, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Suggested Memorial: Charity of Choice.  Walburn-Sytsema  1547 W. Sherman Blvd.

Submitted by Nancy Carol Norstrom Ryerson

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