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On Dec. 24,
1999, Kenneth Charles Brinsfield went to spend his first Christmas
with the Lord. In his 51 years on earth he was an avid sports fan.
He loved to bowl, play basketball, baseball and shoot darts. He had
won many trophies in all of these sports.
He also served his country
in the U.S. Army, doing one tour in Vietnam.
Kenny was born Jan. 12, 1948, the son of
Kenny had two daughters -- Suzanna F. Brinsfield of Portage and Amy
L. Brinsfield of Hartford; and a granddaughter, Andreanna "Charlie"
Stewart of Hartford. He also had five brothers --
Bill Hunt and Pat Roush, all of Hartford, Butch Hauweghan and Gary
Hauweghan, both of Arizona; four sisters -- Lois (Melvin) Anders and
Sue (Mike) Downey, both of Hartford, Glenda (Bud) Widner of Coloma
and Delores (Tom) Sullivan of Arizona; three aunts -- Anna Bedes of
Baldwin, Mich., Earlene Sibley of Coloma and Jewell Schonbok of
Hartford. He left behind many nieces and nephews that will miss him.
He will also be missed by a very special friend, Betsey Van Lierop.
He had a very large group of friends.
Kenny was preceded in death by his father,
Roy Brinsfield in 1971;
his mother, Marion Brinsfield in 1995; his brother, Bob Brinsfield
in 1977; and a sister,
O'Nieta Brinsfield in 1972.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvin
Funeral Home, Hartford. The family will receive friends from 6 to
8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill
Cemetery, Hartford, with military rites by American Legion Post
362 and Auxiliary, DAV Chapter 17 and Auxiliary, VFW Post 1137 and
VFW Post 6803. Anyone wishing to make a memorial in his name can
do so to the Midwestern Regional Medical Center.
Kenny would also have one little thought for everyone to remember:
Jay Edward McFarland,
73, of Bangor, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999,
at the Veteran’s
Medical Center, Ann Arbor.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hartford Federated
Church, with Pastor Timothy Nyhuis officiating. Burial will follow
in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Visitation will be from 1 to
3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Hartford Federated Church. Arrangements are by the Calvin
Funeral Home, Hartford.
Mr. McFarland was born March 11, 1926 in Jonesboro, Ark., the
son of Arthur and Gladys (Bishop) McFarland. He was a
serving as Port Director in Sasebo, Japan, during World War II and
received the American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon and
the World War II Victory Ribbon. He was formerly employed by
Superior Steel, Benton Harbor, drove truck for Perry Wolfe and, in
recent years, loved doing landscaping.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene, whom he married
on Oct. 28, 1944; a son, Terry L. McFarland of Crofton, MD; a
daughter, Theresa A. Drane of Fort Myers, FL; two grand-daughters —
Tammy Fisher and Cynthia Gilman; two grandsons — Mark and David
McFarland; five great-grandchildren; a sister Peggy (Jeff) Bowen; a
brother, Arthur (Maxine) McFarland; and many nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents.
NOTE: Jay attend Hartford High School. He and his
wife, Charlene, owned the Green Lantern Restaurant during the 1960s.
He lived in Hartford for many years prior to moving out on the lake
Domain Hollar, 84, of Kalamazoo died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at
Friendship Village, Kalamazoo.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9,
at Grace United Methodist Church, Niles, with the Rev. David
Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Sumnerville Cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 26,
Niles. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
June 8, at Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, and one hour prior to the
service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Hartford United
Methodist Church Endowment Fund or to Friendship Village Friends
Mr. Hollar was born March 19, 1915, in
Nappanee, Ind., the son of Joseph and Sylvia (Pippenger) Hollar.
He was a member of both the Hartford and Grace United
Methodist Churches. He was a
World War II Army veteran who served with the 132nd Signal
Co., 42nd Rainbow Division, and former served as
financial secretary for the Grace United Methodist Church, Paw Paw
United Methodist Church and the
Hartford United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: a daughter, Jean Hollar of
Ludington, Mich.; three sons - Russell Hollar of Allendale, Mich.,
Kenneth (Esther) Hollar of Holland, Mich., and Dennis (Susan) Hollar
of Kalamazoo; a granddaughter, Loreen (David) Miller of Macomb,
Mich.; a grandson, Matthew Hollar of Holland; a great-grandson,
Brendan Miller of Macomb; three brothers - William (Helen) Hollar of
New Paris, Ind., Joe (phyllis) Hollar of Goshen, Ind., and Dale
(Barbara) Hollar of Estero, Fla.; two sisters - Alberta (Theodore)
Cripe of New Paris, Ind., and Delores (Don) Walker of Bristol, Ind.;
an aunt, Lucille Johnson of New Paris; and two uncles - Robert
Hollar of Carmel, Ind., and John Pippenger of New Paris.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jannette (Cook)
Hollar on Jan. 5, 1982, and by his parents.
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