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Obituaries for May 26, 2020

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Verda June Bushen went to be with the Lord on Sunday,  May 17, 2020 surrounded by her family. 

A private graveside service has been held. A celebration of Verda’s life will be held at a future date.  

Many heartfelt thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers, and prayers for Verda and her family. A special thanks to Spectrum Hospice and to Nurse Tammy and Shannon for their loving care. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Church Benevolence fund which assists those in need.


Sand Lake

Loren W. Frey, 102, of Ensley Township, Sand Lake, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his beloved family farm with his family by his side.

A private visitation and family service was held at Crandall Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice or South Ensley United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.



Elaine C. Everding, 65, of Hesperia, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. 

Memorial services will be held later in 2020 following cremation and dates, times and location information will be posted to the Crandell Funeral Home Web page at www.crandellfh.com when services are confirmed. 

Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Everding family online at www.crandellfh.com. 



Marilee Whitman, 79, of Hesperia passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Private services will be held at a later time. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

For a more lasting memorial, friends are asked to consider the Charles and Marilee Whitman Fund at the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

Friends may share memories and condolences with the Whitman family at www.crandellfh.com.

Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Homes – Fremont Chapel.



Eleanore Jean (Nicholes) Califf, 91, of Grant, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Eleanore’s wish was to be cremated and laid to rest in Bridgeton cemetery where she will continue to celebrate life and reunite with those that preceded her in heaven: her late husband Herbert Califf, daughter Darlene (Califf) Rae Brown, grandson James Michael Brown, brothers: Harley, Muriel, Harvey, and Carl Nicholes, and a sister Dorothy Owens.

In honor of Eleanor and all others that have or are battling Alzheimer’s, please consider contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association Fund. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.