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Relax by the pool. The Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, is assisting the family. Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. The family wishes to express extreme gratitude to his friends that have assisted him in the last several years. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Fred was a Hartford High School graduate. He was much loved and will be forever in our hearts.
Their auto trail was marked by a series of concrete markers eight feet 2. The highway was also a part of the Western Mainline of the Dixie Highway in Michigan, another auto trail that was built starting in From the state line north through Niles to St. Joseph, it carried the original M designation and from there northward it was the original M A section in the Benton Harbor—St. On November 1, , the Mackinac Bridge opened to traffic.
By the end of the decade, another freeway segment opened along the Muskegon Bypass as well. Ford Freeway" in July The first section of the St. In , it was expanded to the south side of Ludington. Starting in , Traverse City -area residents and tourists requested a freeway bypass the city. These residents decided to not build the highway. The first section northward to Niles was approved in , and the remainder of the route was approved in Joseph Valley Parkway extension east of Benton Harbor, due to environmental, economic, and historical site issues.
One of the environmental concerns that was studied relates to the habitat of an endangered species, the Mitchell's satyr butterfly, which has its habitat in the area of the proposed freeway. A revised environmental impact study to account for the butterfly's habitat in the northern area of the freeway was approved in The study recommended using a version of the alternate connection to avoid the Blue Creek Fen, both to save money and decrease impact to the Mitchell's satyr.
Joseph Valley Parkway opening to that point, westward to I Joseph Valley Parkway name has already been applied to this unbuilt section.
The department has listed funding for only the first two of these three phases, and construction is anticipated to start in The department had also completed a reconfiguration of the intersection between M and Cleveland Drive and widening the bridge that carries M over I The expected date of completion for M was set for sometime in pending funding availability. MDOT planned to build 1. The concept did not last a year; the American entry into World War I and a lack of focus on a single route consigned the idea into obscurity.
A group of area residents initiated an effort to have the former West Michigan Pike designated what is now called a Pure Michigan Byway. The designation would prioritize the area for historic preservation grants. In , the group was in the process of securing resolutions from municipalities along the highway in support of the designation. MDOT maintains a listing of the historic bridges in the state; along US 31, the department has listed four structures.
Built from through , it is the fifth bridge at the location. It is a double-leaf bascule bridge. It carries Oceana Drive along a former routing of US From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the section of highway in Michigan. For the entire length of highway, see U. The Roads that Built America. Michigan Department of Transportation.
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Retrieved July 18, — via Newspapers. Eventfun Rentals toll free Elizabeth Lake Rd. We have done casino theme events for casual events like the Detroit Freedom Festival Fireworks presented by the Parade Company, as well as many formal corporate and fundraising events.
Rules of Roulette The player's objective is to correctly guess and place wagers on which number on the wheel the ball will end up on. The odds range from 35 to 1 down to even money, depending on the likelihood of picking the correct number. Roulette is played at a table that seats from one to six or seven players. There is the wheel and beside it the betting area known as the layout. The players make their wagers, the croupier spins the wheel to obtain the winning number and the players wait to see if they have won or lost.
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Pays 2 to 1. Odd or Even There are only two ways to make this bet, on all the odd numbers or on all the even numbers. Select email newsletter s: History of Hartford newsletter Local Events newsletter Register Remove Left-click your mouse on the appropriate box to select. Click on any menu icon or underlined link to find out more about a subject or individual.
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Email the webmaster with any correction of obvious errors that may have occurred in the original newspaper obit. Click here for local library resources. Betty Sue Steenwyk, 77, of Hartford died Dec. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, Lois Ann Brinsfield Anders was born Jan. Lois left this world Dec. On March 7, , she married Melvin L. Anders, and then on March 19, , their daughter, Pamela K.
Anders, joined the family. Being a mother is something she cherished. She was an amazing stay-at-home mom. Lois was old fashioned and modest. A hot breakfast before her children went to school and dinner on the table when Mel arrived home was something she felt strongly about.
She carried on the traditions of breakfast before school and a solid bedtime. She adored her grandchildren; she had such a special bond with each one. Things got even sweeter for her when she became a great-grandmother to Melody, Logan and Jazmin. Lois was the constant caregiver. She was a nurturer and that was what made her so special to everyone. If you needed a place to stay and she had room, you were always welcome. Rather than live on her own with her family, she and Melvin, with their children, lived with and took care of her mother until her passing in She loved being surrounded by all of her kids.
She was not only their aunt, but for most, she was like another parent. Those are things that were invaluable to her. Lois is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in passing by the love of her life, Mel.
Also preceding her were her parents; her grandson, John; sisters: Times have changed and the world moves fast, but those whose lives have been touched by Lois still feel that old-fashioned love and nostalgia for a simpler time. Love the small things and cherish who and what you have, because ultimately that is what matters. The family will welcome friends from noon to 1 p. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.
He was born Jan. Tom, as he was known by just about everyone, was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School. He served his country honorably in the U.
Army and the U. He was a longtime member of the Hartford Federated Church. He loved tractors, enjoyed the camaraderie of the public and his loyal customers and most recently, movies and Netflix. But his greatest, everlasting love was for his family and close friends. The family will welcome friends p. A celebration of life service to honor his memory will be at 1 p.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Caring Circle or to the church. The Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, is assisting the family in their time of need. Those wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www. Tom was united in marriage to the former Verna Wolfe on Oct.
She survives, along with four children: Also surviving are six grandchildren: Tom was preceded in passing by his parents. Connie Ann Zenor was born Aug. She passed away at age 57 on Dec. She was the daughter of Elmer and Marcella Doss Horn. The family will welcome friends at the Calvin Funeral Home from Lonnie Truelove will officiate. Private burial will take place in Keeler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Connie was preceded in death by her mother, Marcella Horn, and a brother, Terry Horn.
After graduating from Hartford High School, Connie went on to nursing school and worked at Metron of Bloomingdale for over 20 years. Kathleen Stockwell went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. She was born in Jackson, Mich. Lockwood and Gertrude Gregory Lockwood. She became a high school English teacher and her first teaching assignment was in Hartford, Mich.
They married on June 4, , and moved to Chicago, Ill. After the war, they moved to Bensenville, Ill. Her husband, Roy, worked as a radio operator with the Illinois State Police for 25 years. They retired in and returned to Hartford. Kathleen had strong faith in Christ and was very active in the Hartford Federated Church. She was loved by many people. Kathleen was well known for her helping hand, her sense of humor, a sweet personality and her ready smile.
She loved to read, sew, knit, paint and garden. Louis; a granddaughter, Deborah Best of St. Louis; four great-grandchildren; and many cousins and friends. Local arrangements were entrusted to Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford. You may express condolences with the Stockwell family by visiting www. Bill served as a Electronics Technician for 4 years.
Bill met the love of his life, Nancy Speet in while driving his 69 Corvette down 8th street, Downtown Holland. They were married for 48 wonderful years. The world revolved around his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman who enjoyed his yearly trips to Florida. After faithfully serving his country he attended and graduated from Western Michigan University in with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. His education launched him into a 20 year career at General Electric. A funeral service will be held 11am Saturday November 11, at Gibson Church, , th ave, Holland.
Pastor Brent Pollema will officiate the ceremony. She was also preceded in passing by a brother, Harl Noe. Lori worked for Kuehnle Farms. She also loved taking care of the family and looked forward to her yearly trip to Oshkosh, Wis.
Lori is survived by her husband, Gary; three children: A memorial service to honor her memory will commence at 4 p.
The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Sherman Gene Honea Sr. Celebration of life will be held by the family at Lakeshore Christian Church at Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan.
Online condolences may be made at www. Sherman was born July 29, , in Ravenden Springs, Ark. He had been retired for several years. He loved hunting and fishing back in the day. Several years back he found the love for karaoke, good old country music.
He loved his old western movies, gardening and feeding the squirrels and birds. Most of all he loved his family and friends. Sherman is survived by his beloved daughter, Becky Lew Olsen; grandkids: Barbara Allen Stair was born Jan.
Barbara went to be with the Lord on Oct. Barbara retired as a cook from Hartford Public Schools after many years of employment. Barbara is survived by her three children: She is also survived by a sister, Betty Mahaffey of Branson, Mo. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Eual Stair; her parents and three brothers.
The family will receive friends p. Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners. Memorial condolences for the family can be left at www.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Decatur. Friends may visit with the family p. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Church of God-St. On April 10, , he married the former Rebecca Mainard in Decatur. Mike was employed at Paramount Die Cast in Stevensville for 18 years until it closed. In , he began his career as a teacher with the Hartford Public Schools, retiring after 20 years.
Mike was a member of the First Church of God in St. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and enjoyed fishing. Mike is survived by his son, Michael L. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Becky, on Nov.
He was born June 20, , in Cavalier, N. He attended school in Cavalier, N. He entered the U. In , Gordon moved to Plentywood, Mont. He married Lorraine Johnson on Feb. They moved to Cavalier, N. He later moved to Hartford and worked construction until his retirement in Gordon married Doris Smith on Sept. Gordon loved to visit with friends and family, play pool, golf and card games. He enjoyed having fun. Gordon is survived by his children: A memorial service will be at 1 p.
Michele Scaletta , 56, of Orlando, Fla. Surviving are her brothers: She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Michele worked in the service industry in Orlando, Fla. She enjoyed baseball, gardening and caring for her cats. Though she struggled at times, there is solace in knowing through her organ donations, she was able to provide life for two others.
That will be her legacy. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Mary Scaletta. Michele was a Hartford High School graduate.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Bill and Phillip Mann. She survives along with nine children: He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and eight siblings: He loved the rodeo and was known to ride bulls.
After moving to Michigan, he went to work at Mann Metal Finishing and drove truck up until his retirement. He will be truly missed by all that knew him. The family will welcome friends for a time of fellowship from p. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at http: Maria Castro , 61, of Hartford passed away Wednesday, Sept.
Maria was born Nov. Maria is survived by her five children: Galaviz and Joel A. Maria is preceded in passing by her mother, Felicitas Galaviz-Martinez. The family will welcome friends a. German Perez-Diaz as celebrant. Thomas Ford Moody Sr. Thomas was born May 8, , in Decaturville, Tenn. Also preceding him in passing were three brothers, five sisters and his soul mate, Theresa Johnson. Noah, Bailey, Kylee, Greyson and Alexandra. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Watervliet.
Loretta was born April 12, , in Watertown, S. Following her wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at 11 a. Arrangements by Bangor Chapel, D. Miller Funeral Home, www. Loretta was from the Class of Hartford High School. Bruce Albert Varnau passed away suddenly at the age of 62 on Monday, Sept. Bruce was born March 18, , in Watervliet, the son of Albert and Geraldine Edwards Varnau, both of whom precede him in passing. Bruce is survived by three sisters: He is survived by three nieces, one nephew, four great-nephews and many loving cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan. Gloria was born on Jan. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in Gloria married Wilson Peters on July 22, Together they joyfully raised three children: Bruce and Gary born in , and Shari born in After her children were in school full time, Gloria did the unusual and went to work for Whirlpool Corp. She retired from Whirlpool in after 32 years of dedicated employment.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson , of 65 years; her parents; her sister, Donna; and her brothers, David and John. She leaves behind her siblings: She also leaves behind her beloved children: She was the blessed grandmother of eight cherished grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation services will be at Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford at 2: Robert Eugene Dyer of St. Joseph passed away at home, surrounded by family, following a long and courageous battle with multiple health issues.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Joseph, with Reverend Harris Hoekwater officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5: Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, St.
Those wishing to share a memory or sign the guest book online may do so at www. Eleanor preceded Bob in death on January 22, He had resided in St. Joseph for the past 64 years, 53 of those years with Eleanor. Bob was a proud U. After his honorable discharge, he began a year career working for the United States Postal Service. He advanced from a carrier to Assistant Postmaster of the St. Bob and Eleanor created a strong and loving relationship together and built a caring and supportive family environment for their children and extended family.
Joseph, where he served on many committees — many years serving in leadership roles. For 25 years, most with Eleanor, he collected almost 3, coats and 14, gloves and hats for distribution to many area organizations. Bob coached youth athletics and attended a large number of athletic and school programs to support his children and grandchildren, and continued to attend St.
Joseph High School football games even as his health became a challenge in order to support both the team and the band. Family camping trips and holiday get-togethers were always highlights in his life. He was especially proud of each of his six grandchildren. He felt privileged to be part of their lives and always talked about their educational and career accomplishments. He is also survived by a sister, Nancy Huffman of Hartford, MI as well as numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, lifetime friends and relatives, and his dog, Molly.
Bob was preceded in death by Eleanor, the love of his life; his parents; and his brother, William Dyer. He was born in Symsonia, Ky. He was very involved in New Freedom Church in Coloma. Ed was a strong member of the Hartford community for over 30 years. This restaurant served as a sanctuary for local patrons to gather after school, practice or work, for a great meal and warm conversation. He always had a passion for his town, and he even resurrected the Hartford Strawberry Festival and was an active member of the Hartford Business Association.
He was very involved with the Hartford community through mentorship, as an active sports fan, and even providing employment for our youth. Ed leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory which includes his five children: A homecoming celebration will commence at 5: Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet.
Cole was born on Nov. Cole enjoyed the outdoors, playing a variety of sports, including football, basketball and baseball. Cole was happy to be with his friends and family, namely his brothers, Luke and Ryder. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: His heart, kidneys, liver, and pancreas were gifted to those in need. The family will welcome friends from 11 a. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family at https: Cole attended Hartford High School.
Teresa was born Jan. She was also preceded in passing by her husband of 62 years, Charles on Jan. Teresa was a homemaker, who loved all her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild, who were the special, true loves of her life. She loved sewing, saying her Rosary, meeting new people, Polish cooking and animals, especially a Siamese cat named, Nick. Friends may also visit with the family from a.
Teresa will be laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to St. John Allen Martin Sr. He was also preceded in passing by two brothers, Horace and Tom Martin. He served his community as a member of the Hartford Township Board of Review. He loved living on the lake for 49 years, snowmobiling, car shows and truck and tractor pulls.
Burial will follow in Watervliet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service. She passed away at the age of 72 on July 21, , at her home in Keeler. She was the daughter of Albert and Virgil Shire Wessendorf, both of whom preceded her in passing. Also preceding her in passing was a brother, Chaplain Forrest Wessendorf.
She was also a member of the Hartford Federated Church. The family will receive friends from p. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. The Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, is assisting the family. Don was born Aug. He attended Hartford Public Schools and then served his country proudly in the United States Navy , where he was an electrician.
Through many long hours of hard work he built a business that he loved. Hundreds of people had wells drilled by Don. His work was appreciated by many. He is also survived by his brother, Wayne Rose of Hartford. In memory of Don, please do an act of kindness to others. You may leave condolences for the family on our website at http: Cremation has taken place.
No visitation or service has been planned. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for Robert may do so at www. Robert was born April 25, , in St. Joseph, to Demetrie and Lydia Ulrich Kowerduck.
Robert then pursued additional schooling and earned his living as an industrial electrical maintenance supervisor. Robert was fiercely independent, caring for his home and garden up until two months before his death. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandson, Alex. Robert is survived by his sons: Robert was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Also preceding him in passing were one grandchild and two brothers: Paul and Kenneth Wright.
Bruce passed away on Tuesday, July 4, , at his home in Sister Lakes, surrounded by his family. Bruce was employed as a millwright at the Watervliet Paper Mill for 39 years, until it closed, and then retired from Bosch Braking Systems. Bruce did not like to be still and would spend hours working, gardening, helping others and most importantly playing with his grandchildren. Only Bruce could make his children and grandchildren believe that work was play.