Obituaries Archives for 2018-12

Patricia Irene Fuhr

Patricia Irene Fuhr passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her son Todd and daughter in law Tracy December 4, 2018.  


Patricia was born August 15, 1935 in Hastings, the daughter of Harry and Ethel (Lawrence) Reaser.  A successful business owner, Patricia and her husband, Franklin, owned Todd Automotive for over ten years.  Patricia loved anything outdoors, especially hummingbirds and gardening.  Patricia enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and knitting.  She could often be found watching Ellen, Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent, and she even grew to love soccer.  Most important to Patricia was being kind to others and she showed this throughout her life.  


Patricia is survived by her son, Todd (Tracy) Fuhr, grandchildren: Joshua, Jeremy, and Jordan Fuhr, Tyler Duflo; a sister, Phylis Bridenstine; a brother in law, Jerry (Floyd) Bloss; sisters in law, Janet Reaser and Shirley Reaser; several Reaser nieces and nephews; and grand fur babies; Chipper, Pookie, and Sassy.  


Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Ethel, her husband Franklin; siblings: Joyce Martz, Harry Reaser, Catherine Cisler, Charlie Reaser, Robert Reaser, Lyla Bloss, and Ralph Reaser, and her mother in law, Gertrude Long.  


Todd and Tracy would like to recognize Spectrum Hospice for their loving and special care provided to Mom. 


Patricia’s memorial visitation will be conducted Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Beeler-Gores Funeral home where her memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 PM.  Private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in the Spring.  


Memorial contributions can be made to Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, 8935 Thompson Road, Lake Odessa, MI 48849, will be appreciated.  


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Gary L. "Jake" Jacobs

Gary L. "Jake" Jacobs, age 74 of Delton, Michigan, passed away December 4, 2018 at the Medilodge of Marshall.


Gary was born on November 18, 1944 in Sidney, Nebraska, the son of Russell J. and Hilda (Schubarth) Jacobs.  He graduated from High School in Aurora, Colorado.  Jake honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1969.    Over the years he was employed by E.W. Bliss and D.S. Machine and retired from Grand Rapids Machine Repair.  


Jake enjoyed fishing, hunting, skeet shooting, cutting wood, gardening and spending time with his friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Hilda Jacobs and brother, Jerry Jacobs.

Jake is survived by his daughters, Carrie DeMott of Hastings, Heather (Jeff) Korteway of Mattawan, MI, granddaughter, Autumn DeMott, grandson, Jacob Steidle, great-grandson, Kaison Stridle, and sister, Sandy Jacobs of Nebraska. 


A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  Military honors will be provided by active military personnel.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  To leave an online condolence, visit  










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