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Itasca Cemetery of GR RPDS Township

1700 East US Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-9075
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Libbey Funeral Home

520 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-4000
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Grand Rapids MN Obituaries and Death Notices

Michigan man - still very much alive - publishes his own obituary - MLive.com

Saturday, April 08, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Those who knew Bob Eleveld opening The Grand Rapids Press this week were greeted with a bit of a shock.Among all the other obituaries, there was Bob, smiling and holding up a bottle of wine. Beneath the photograph was his name and a date range: 8/3/1936 - Not YetAfter reading the first few lines, it becomes clear that Eleveld's obituary is not an obituary at all."Hel-"LO"! This is Bob Eleveld. As I write this notice, I am still with you, although my doctors have informed me that this status will change in the near future."Eleveld, 80, announced this week that, in leiu of a funeral, he will host family and friends for a "celebration of life" open house on Saturday, March 18."We're calling it the nobit," said his daughter, Kerry Eleveld.A prominent local attorney, most recently with Grand Rapids firm McGarry Bair, Eleveld has also long been involved in local and national politics as a local Republican Party chairman, a candidate for state representative and a member o...

Northern Michigan University football player was healthy 'gentle giant' before sudden death - MLive.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

Herbert said two things were immediately apparent."The medical examiner said he was "remarkably healthy" ... but his heart was twice the size of normal," she said in an interview with MLive and The Grand Rapids Press. "There were no warning signs at all. There's no blame; no finger-pointing. It's just a tragedy."The family is awaiting official autopsy results expected to pinpoint his cause of death.Lori Herbert, a nurse who works for Acclaimed Home Care, referred to her son's condition as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a condition in which the heart muscle is so large and thick that it can cause problems, including sudden heart failure.The genetic disorder is the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.Different heart conditions caused sudden deaths of Grandville's Ryan Fischer, Fennville's Wes Leonard"If I could drill any point home to any athlete, it would be pay a little money and get your heart checked," she said. "There often aren't symptoms until it's too late. He worked out every day and was in great shape."No warning signsWhen Blake Roe woke up to news of Herbert's death being shared via a team group message Tuesday, he thought it was a joke.Before laying down to take a nap, the 19-year-old defensive lineman had worked out and grabbed breakfast with the rest of the NMU team, including Herbert. "He was in my workout group, right next to me the whole time," Roe said. "There was no indication he was suffering. It was our first conditioning day back and they wanted to ease us back into it. No one struggled with it."After breakfast, the two linemen went back to their respective residence halls. While Roe was napping, Herbert talked to his girlf...

Funeral Notices for Jan. 14, 2017 - Greenville Daily News

Monday, January 16, 2017

Howard City)Violet A. Linscott — 3 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, Sheridan. (Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville)MondayLois Ellen Richmond — 1 p.m, Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids.Beth Marie Sisson — 2 p.m., Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding.Frederick Raymond Welch — 11 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Carson City. (Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan)Sivert Peter Jensen, 91GREENVILLE — Sivert Peter Jensen, 91, lifetime resident of Greenville, died Thursday. Private services are planned, and burial will be in Little Denmark Cemetery. Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the Jensen family, www.hurstfh.com.Lois Ellen Richmond, 88 GRAND RAPIDS — Lois Ellen Richmond, 88, died Thursday. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, with an hour of visitation to be held at the funeral home beginning at noon. Lois will be laid to rest in Rest Haven Memory Garden in Belding.Beth Marie Sisson, 69BELDING — Beth Marie Sisson, 69, of Belding, died Thursday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Private interment will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, www.jffh.com.Frederick Raymond Welch, 78SHERIDAN — Frederick Raymond Welch, 78, of Sheridan, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 1 to 5:45 p.m. with a rosary starting at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carson City. Final interment will be at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Greenville. Simpson Family Funeral Homes, Sheridan, is celebrating Frederick’s life, www.simpsonfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Michigan man - still very much alive - publishes his own obituary - MLive.com

Saturday, April 08, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Those who knew Bob Eleveld opening The Grand Rapids Press this week were greeted with a bit of a shock.Among all the other obituaries, there was Bob, smiling and holding up a bottle of wine. Beneath the photograph was his name and a date range: 8/3/1936 - Not YetAfter reading the first few lines, it becomes clear that Eleveld's obituary is not an obituary at all."Hel-"LO"! This is Bob Eleveld. As I write this notice, I am still with you, although my doctors have informed me that this status will change in the near future."Eleveld, 80, announced this week that, in leiu of a funeral, he will host family and friends for a "celebration of life" open house on Saturday, March 18."We're calling it the nobit," said his daughter, Kerry Eleveld.A prominent local attorney, most recently with Grand Rapids firm McGarry Bair, Eleveld has also long been involved in local and national politics as a local Republican Party chairman, a candidate for state representative and a member o...

Northern Michigan University football player was healthy 'gentle giant' before sudden death - MLive.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

Herbert said two things were immediately apparent."The medical examiner said he was "remarkably healthy" ... but his heart was twice the size of normal," she said in an interview with MLive and The Grand Rapids Press. "There were no warning signs at all. There's no blame; no finger-pointing. It's just a tragedy."The family is awaiting official autopsy results expected to pinpoint his cause of death.Lori Herbert, a nurse who works for Acclaimed Home Care, referred to her son's condition as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a condition in which the heart muscle is so large and thick that it can cause problems, including sudden heart failure.The genetic disorder is the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.Different heart conditions caused sudden deaths of Grandville's Ryan Fischer, Fennville's Wes Leonard"If I could drill any point home to any athlete, it would be pay a little money and get your heart checked," she said. "There often aren't symptoms until it's too late. He worked out every day and was in great shape."No warning signsWhen Blake Roe woke up to news of Herbert's death being shared via a team group message Tuesday, he thought it was a joke.Before laying down to take a nap, the 19-year-old defensive lineman had worked out and grabbed breakfast with the rest of the NMU team, including Herbert. "He was in my workout group, right next to me the whole time," Roe said. "There was no indication he was suffering. It was our first conditioning day back and they wanted to ease us back into it. No one struggled with it."After breakfast, the two linemen went back to their respective residence halls. While Roe was napping, Herbert talked to his girlf...

Funeral Notices for Jan. 14, 2017 - Greenville Daily News

Monday, January 16, 2017

Howard City)Violet A. Linscott — 3 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, Sheridan. (Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville)MondayLois Ellen Richmond — 1 p.m, Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids.Beth Marie Sisson — 2 p.m., Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding.Frederick Raymond Welch — 11 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Carson City. (Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan)Sivert Peter Jensen, 91GREENVILLE — Sivert Peter Jensen, 91, lifetime resident of Greenville, died Thursday. Private services are planned, and burial will be in Little Denmark Cemetery. Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the Jensen family, www.hurstfh.com.Lois Ellen Richmond, 88 GRAND RAPIDS — Lois Ellen Richmond, 88, died Thursday. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, with an hour of visitation to be held at the funeral home beginning at noon. Lois will be laid to rest in Rest Haven Memory Garden in Belding.Beth Marie Sisson, 69BELDING — Beth Marie Sisson, 69, of Belding, died Thursday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Private interment will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, www.jffh.com.Frederick Raymond Welch, 78SHERIDAN — Frederick Raymond Welch, 78, of Sheridan, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 1 to 5:45 p.m. with a rosary starting at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carson City. Final interment will be at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Greenville. Simpson Family Funeral Homes, Sheridan, is celebrating Frederick’s life, www.simpsonfamilyfuneralhomes.com.