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Marilyn Joyce Ackerman

Marilyn Joyce Ackerman of Wixom, formerly of Clawson and Frankenmuth, passed away on August 22, 2018 at the age of 82. Mrs. Ackerman is the beloved wife of 60 years to Reverend Gordon Earl Ackerman. She is the loving mother of Kim (Michael) VanErp, Lisa Ackerman and the late Cheryl (the late Scott) Schlosser. Grandmother… Continue Reading Marilyn Joyce Ackerman

Rev. Rex E. Bean

Rev. Rex E. Bean, age 95, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Clark Retirement Community. A memorial service was held on August 25, 2018 in Grand Rapids.  Rex was born on August 8, 1923 to Clarence and Lucy (Losey) Bean in Hillsdale, MI. After high school, he enrolled at Western Michigan University… Continue Reading Rev. Rex E. Bean


Rev Young Bong Yoon, 93, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2018 in his room in West Hills, California. His funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 1 at 6 pm and Thursday, August 2 at Church of the Recessional in Forest Lawn, Glendale, California. He was born on December 29, 1924 in Korea. He… Continue Reading REV YOUNG BONG YOON

Rev. Harold M. Taber

Rev. Harold M. Taber died on August 18, 2018, in Grand Rapids. He served the West Michigan Conference as pastor at Shepherd/Pleasant Valley/Chippewa Indian Mission; Wacousta Community; Casnovia/Kent City; Houghton Lake Parish; Middleville/Freeport; Jackson: Trinity; and Kalamazoo: Lane Blvd and Scottville.  He retired in 1980.   While serving pastorates he introduced the West Michigan Conference to… Continue Reading Rev. Harold M. Taber

L. Blanche Taylor

L. Blanche Taylor, surviving spouse of Rev. Lawrence R. Taylor, passed away on August 7, 2018.  She was born on June 22, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio.  She is survived by her children, Daniel (Karen) Taylor, Susan (Larry) Sugarbaker, and Annette (Rev. Mark) Erbes; four grandchildren, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.  Blanche served faithfully… Continue Reading L. Blanche Taylor

Morris C. Taber

Morris C. Taber died on August 3, 2018 at his home in Ann Arbor. He was an active member of First UMC Ypsilanti and for many years lay delegate to the Detroit Annual Conference, where he also served on mission boards. He and his wife, Ann, for many years led and coordinated mission projects to… Continue Reading Morris C. Taber

Rev. Douglas K. Olsen

Rev. Douglas K. Olsen We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Douglas K. Olsen, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy who died on July 15, 2018. Douglas served congregations in Detroit, Ferndale, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and finally as the pastor of the Dundee United Methodist Church until his retirement in 2015. He was active in… Continue Reading Rev. Douglas K. Olsen

Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace

Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace, wife of Rev. Daniel Wallace, retired Detroit Conference clergy, who passed away on July 7, 2018.  Betty supported the United Methodist Church for more than 20 years.  She also traveled to Haiti for missionary work and played in the bell… Continue Reading Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace

Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr.

  We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr., (Retired Detroit Conference Clergy – Associate Member) who passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Pastor Sever served Wellsville UMC, Deerfield UMC, Laingsburg UMC and Vernon UMC until retirement in 2012 and beyond until July 1, 2016.  A Memorial Service was held… Continue Reading Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr.

Rev. Emerson W. Arntz

Rev. Emerson W. Arntz We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Emerson Arntz, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy who died on Monday, June 4, 2018. Emerson served at Ubly, Argyle; Riley Center, Berville, West Berlin; Melvindale; Lakeville, Leonard; Jeddo, Central-Lakeport; Jeddo, Applegate; South Central Cooperative Parish: Lake Fenton.   Visitation will be… Continue Reading Rev. Emerson W. Arntz

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