Obituaries Archives for 2016-03

Ilene Anna Seeber

Ilene Anna Seeber
Age 95,of Hastings passed away on March 18, 2016 in Middleville, Michigan. She was born on December 21, 1920 to John Charles and Nellie Belle (Bagley) Cappon in Prairieville, Michigan. She loved gardening, playing bridge, or cards of any kind, with family and friends, traveled and did volunteer work at Spectrum Pennock Hospital. She enjoyed walking and walked the Mackinac Bridge when she was 76 years old. She was an avid bowler. 

Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband Frank Schiepek Sr., husband of 28 years Leo Seeber, great granddaughter Sonia Schiepek and brother Dale Cappon. 

She is survived by her children Frank (Carol) Schiepek, John (Judy) Seeber, Ruth Ann (Kenneth) Terpening, Joseph (Denise) Seeber, and James (Patricia) Seeber, grandsons Scott Schiepek, Chris Schiepek, Jason (Allison) Terpening, Michael (Nicole) Seeber, granddaughters Tracy (Jeff) Bernard, Jan Wellington, Christina Seeber, and Elizabeth Seeber, great grandsons Alex Potter and Brendyn Gavin, great granddaughters Laura Bernard, Cara Wellington, and Sophia Schiepek, great great granddaughter Evona Potter, and many nieces and nephews. 

There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30A.M. at Girrbach Funeral Home 328 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058 followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 21, 2016 at St. Rose of Lima Church 805 S. Jefferson, Hastings, MI 49058. Donations can be made in Ilenes name to St. Rose of Lima Church or Mel Trotter Ministries 225 Commerce, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Funeral arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home.

Agnes M. Hollister

Agnes M. Hollister age 88, of Hastings passed away on March 5, 2016 at Thornapple Manor.

She was born March 15, 1927 in Hastings to and graduated from Hastings High School in 1945. Harry B. (Zip) and Mary Ellen (Brooks) Thompson

Agnes was married to Robert Hollister for 25 years with whom she had two children.

She worked for Pennock Hospital in Hastings as a Ward Clerk and retired as a Secretary from Perfected Grave Vault in 1992.

She was a 4-H Dog Obedience Leader, a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings, and a member of the Church Circle and the Hospital Guild. She enjoyed reading, music, dogs, especially Airedales, playing bingo, and spending time in the courtyard at Thornapple Manor and watching the hummingbirds there.

Agnes loved life, her family and friends. This included her new family that she loved, and who loved her, at Thornapple Manor.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Thornapple Manor for their kind and compassionate care during her stay there.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Thompson; brother, Harry (Bud) Thompson, Jr.; sister, Lillian (Thompson) Taffee; and nephews, Patrick Taffee and John Taffee.

She is survived by her son, David (Martha) Hollister; daughter, Mary (Frank Pergolizzi) Hollister; grandsons, Jon (Jisue Lee) Hollister and Steve Hollister; step-grandchildren, Lauren (Ryan Keating) Azevedo and Lindsay Azevedo; nephews, Steve (Gloria) Taffee and their daughter Sarah; and Eric (Cathy) Thompson and their children..

Agnes family will receive friends on Thursday March 10, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Lauer Family Funeral Home Wren Chapel 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings. Memorial Services will be held on Friday March 11, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Birchfield officiating. Private interment will take place in Freeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Agness name to Thornapple Manor 2700 Nashville Rd, Hastings, Michigan 49058, Great Lakes Hospice Foundation P.O. Box 55, Jackson, Michigan 49204, or the American Stroke Association

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Leon D. Leedy

Leon D. Leedy, 82, of Battle Creek and Hastings, died Friday, March 4, 2016 at Spectrum Pennock Hospital.

He was born August 27, 1933, in Nashville, MI, the son of Azor and Lela (Frank) Leedy. He entered the Naval Reserves in high school, and graduated from Nashville High School in 1951. He began his career with the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek in 1952, and served active duty from 1954 to 1956. He returned to work at Kellogg Company after active duty, retiring from the engineering department in 1989.

He married Loretta J. (West) Leedy on May 16, 1953 in Nashville. She preceded him in death in 2002. Also preceding him in death were a son, Linden, his parents, and sisters Maxine Leedy and Mildred Hose.

On September 20, 2003 Leon married Marcia J. (Ingram) Leedy in Hastings, MI. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lorie (Ken) Nierman and Letitia (Matthew) Seng, both of Battle Creek, step-daughter Deborah Snyder of Hastings, step-sons Bradley (Vikki) Ingram of Waynesboro, VA and Eric (Sherrie) Ingram of Hastings, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He will be dearly missed by many as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Leon was an active member of Pennfield Presbyterian Church from 1961 to 2002, and First Presbyterian Church of Hastings from 2003 to 2016, serving many roles within both churches, including the choir, session, elder, and chief dishwasher. He played an integral role in several building projects over the years at both churches.

His love of drafting and design extended beyond the workplace into home remodeling and woodworking projects, including furniture, outdoor landscaping and large remote control airplanes.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 1:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings with Rev. Dan Birchfield officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. There will be a luncheon following the service. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennfield Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Hastings Youth Mission Program, 405 N. M-37 Hwy. Hastings, MI 49058.

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