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Thomas L. Klacking

Thomas Lee Klacking, age 82, passed away April 30, 2020 at his home.  He was born in Garden City, MI on February 1, 1938 to Wallace and Bessie Klacking.  Tom graduated from West Branch High School, Class of 1956.   Tom was a dairy farmer for over 40 years and a U.S. Air Force veteran. … Continue Reading Thomas L. Klacking

Rev. George W. Fleming

Rev. George William Fleming, beloved cultivator of churches and blueberries known for his encouraging words and gentle spirit, died of cancer on Thursday April 16, 2020 at his home in Casco Township surrounded by his family’s love. George Fleming was born September 14, 1939, in South Haven, the oldest child of Jesse and Mary Fleming. … Continue Reading Rev. George W. Fleming

Nancy J. Ellison

Nancy J. Ellison, loving wife of late Rev. Floyd A. Ellison for 56 years, passed away on April 15, 2020. Born May 17, 1929, she is the dearest mother of R. Jeremy (Cheryl) Ellison, Deborah (Donald) Tylenda, and Jeffrey (Anastasia Cadotte) Ellison. Dear grandmother of Lara, Dana, Joshua, Joel, Samuel, and Abraham; dear step-grandmother of… Continue Reading Nancy J. Ellison

Rev. Robert Earl Walton

Rev. Robert Earl Walton, age 83, passed away on April 13, 2020 after battling illnesses for several years.  He is survived by his wife Alice Walton and is a father of three, grandfather of eight, great-grandfather of one and a beloved friend of many.   Born in Loogootee Indiana, Bob was an ordained Methodist Minister and worked… Continue Reading Rev. Robert Earl Walton

Rev. David A. Cheyne

Rev. David Arthur Cheyne, age 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2020.  David was born on December 7, 1942, to Daniel & V. Louise Cheyne in Grand Rapids Michigan.  David, received his undergraduate degree from Owosso College and his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. … Continue Reading Rev. David A. Cheyne

Rev. Kenneth J. Bremer

Pastor Kenneth “Ken” John Bremer, age 66, was resurrected to new life on Friday, April 3, 2020, in Grand Rapids, MI after fighting a six year battle with prostate cancer. Ken was born on September 10, 1953, in Hastings, MI, to Tom and Lois (Ruiter) Bremer.  He was raised in Middleville, MI and graduated from… Continue Reading Rev. Kenneth J. Bremer

Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Shipley

The Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Shipley, went to be with his Lord on April 1, 2020 at the age of 80.  Anthony was a Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference who served first in the New York Conference before transferring to the Michigan Conference where he served as a Program Director; Detroit West District Superintendent; Detroit: Scott… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Shipley

Rev. Phylemon D. Titus

The Reverend Phylemon DePriest Titus, Retired (Dec. 31, 2002) Elder of the Michigan Conference, made a peaceful transition to his home on high on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:04 a.m. in Waycross, GA. with his wife (Rev. Linda Slaughter-Titus, Waycross) and daughter (Iyana Titus-Richards, NY, NY).   Although ‘Tite’ was ordained in the Texas… Continue Reading Rev. Phylemon D. Titus

Rev. A. Ray Grienke

Rev. A. Ray Grienke A. Ray Grienke, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Ray was born on August 10, 1937, in Alta, Iowa, to Florence and Alfred Grienke. He graduated from Alta High School in 1956. After working several jobs in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Indiana, Ray… Continue Reading Rev. A. Ray Grienke

Jerry W. Daniel 

Jerry Wayne Daniel of Wayland, Michigan, died at his home on February 4, 2020 after a brief and difficult struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jerry was the husband of Rev. Reva Hawke Daniel, a Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference who last served at Hopkins/South Monterey before retiring in 2005.  Jerry was born July 9, 1938… Continue Reading Jerry W. Daniel 

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