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Theodore J. Stuvel, Jr.

Theodore J. Stuvel, Jr. of Burton, age 91, died peacefully on Monday, November 15, 2021, at his residence. Theodore was born in Flint, Michigan on July 8, 1930, the son of the late Theodore John, Sr. and Fern (Rice) Stuvel and lived in Burton, MI. He devoted his life to his family, his service in… Continue Reading Theodore J. Stuvel, Jr.

Rev. Charles R. VanLente

Reverend Charles (Chuck) Robert VanLente went home to be with his Savior on December 28, 2021. He died of congestive heart failure and was forever relieved of numerous medical afflictions. Chuck was not a perfect man, but he clung personally and wholeheartedly to the same amazing grace of God that he proclaimed to so many… Continue Reading Rev. Charles R. VanLente

Helen J. Beers-Preston

Helen Jane Beers-Preston, age 83 of Grand Haven, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at a local care facility. She was born on May 6, 1938 in Stubbs, Arkansas to the late Clarence and Grace (Dawson) Partridge. Helen married Rev. Birt Beers (Retired Elder) in 1956, and they were married for 54 years before… Continue Reading Helen J. Beers-Preston

Jonathan Vitale

This is his first assignment. To: Heritage District — Canton Cherry Hill/Ypsilanti St. Matthew’s UMCs. This half-time assignment begins January 1, 2022.

Dale and Crystal Barber

Dale and Crystal Barber, both age 75, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  Dale was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank and Katherine (Graef) Barber. The family moved to Detroit, Michigan shortly thereafter. The family later moved to Birmingham, Michigan and Dale graduated from Birmingham Seaholm High School in 1964. He subsequently graduated from Olivet College… Continue Reading Dale and Crystal Barber

Aroline Esther (Cozadd) Brown

Esther Brown, age 91, of East Leroy, joyfully entered heaven’s gates on December 15th, 2021. Esther was born on October 11th, 1930, to William and Edna Cozadd. Tragedy struck the family soon after her birth, with the passing of her father. Much like Queen Esther in the Bible, Esther was sent to live with family… Continue Reading Aroline Esther (Cozadd) Brown

Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Perez

On October 5, 2021, Joseph A. Perez, 91, (aka José Antonio Pérez) passed away in San Francisco, Calif., under the loving care of his daughter just 10 days after learning he had stage four lung cancer. Predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Joanne R. Pérez; parents, Mario and Carmen Belén Pérez; and his grandson,… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Perez

Rev. Dr. James D. Cochran

Isaiah 26: 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (KJV) James Daniel Cochran, age 91, of Ypsilanti Michigan, died on November 18, 2021. He died peacefully in Denver, CO surrounded by family after suffering a stroke. James was born in Muskegon, Michigan on October… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. James D. Cochran

Nick Berlanga

From: Heritage District — Ann Arbor First (Associate), Canton Cherry Hill/ Ypsilanti St. Matthew’s (Lead Pastor) … To: Heritage District — Jackson Community New Church Start. This full-time appointment begins January 1, 2022.

Matthew Oliver

This is Matthew’s first appointment. Greater Southwest District — Three Rivers: Center Park UMC. This quarter-time appointment begins January 1, 2022.