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                             Obituar
ies in 1970
                                                            Hartford Michigan

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Services held for Art Vanderlyn
manager of Hartford grocery store

Arthur Vanderlyn d 9-15-1970Arthur Alan Vanderlyn, 40, died Sept. 15 at University hospital, Ann Arbor following a long illness.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church, followed by burial in Maple Hill cemetery.
     Vanderlyn, who owned Harding's Market here and was interested in the same chain in Watervliet and Coloma, was born in Hartford.  He is survived by his wife, the former Bonna Modro; his mother, Mrs. Nelmah Vanderlyn and a sister, Mrs. Donna Smith, all of Hartford.
     He was a member of the Benton Harbor Elks lodge, the Van Buren Sportsmen's club and Masonic lodge, who conducted funeral rites.

Rites held for O.A. Canada, Hartford, Lawrence pastor


     Pastor Orvel Canada
, 55, pastor of both the Lawrence and Hartford Seventh-day Adventist church, died Feb 17 [1970] at Rochester, Minn. He had been ill for a year.
     Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Hartford Adventist church. Pastor R.D. Moon, Lansing, officiated, assisted by Pastor Robert Boothby of Niles.
     Following services here the body was taken to Muncie, Ind., where he was born for services and burial.
     He came to Van Buren county about three years ago from Maryland.  He served the Paw Paw, Lawrence and Hartford churches.  More recently he had served only Hartford and Lawrence churches.
     Survivors are his wife, Alma; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Putman of Mirrit Island, Fla.; two sons, Byron of Harrisburg, VA., and Vernon, a student of Andrews university; four grandchildren; six brothers and two sisters.
 

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