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Obituaries Archives for 2020-06

Dorothy J. Cappon

Dorothy J. Cappon

( March 13, 1929 - June 14, 2020 )

 

Dorothy J. (Bump) Cappon was born in Hastings, Michigan on March 13, 1929 to Clarence and Myrtle L. (Cheeseman) Bump.  She attended schools in Hastings and graduated from High School in 1947.  She worked after school and on Saturdays at the Ben Franklin Store.  After graduation, she worked as a clerk in the IBM Department of the Hastings Manufacturing Company.  She joined the Grand Street E.U.B. Church as a child and was married in the same church to Robert L. Cappon of Woodland on September 16, 1950.  She then worked with her husband on the farm for 25 years and later went to work at the Provincial (Nursing) Home, now known as Hastings Rehab for 10 years before retirement.  Dorothy was a member of the Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club.

 

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Robert, two brothers Clarence Bump, Jr., and Duane Bump.  She is survived by her children Barbara (Cappon) Steele and Gordon (Terri) Cappon, two grandchildren Craig (Shana) Cappon and Trent (Stacie) Cappon, five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

 

Memorial Contributions in honor of Dorothy can be made to Woodland United Methodist Church, 203 N Main St, Woodland, MI 48897, or Thornapple Manor, 2700 Nashville Rd, Hastings, MI 49058.

 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11 AM at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, 3551 Velte Road; Woodland, MI  48897.  Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home.  To leave an online condolence, visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.

 

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Lester Altoft

Mr. Lester "Santa Grandpa" Altoft, age 86, of Nashville passed away Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Lester was born in Hastings, MI on February 27, 1934, the son of the late Alfred (Evelyn) Altoft and Minnie Hinckley.

He remained in the Hastings area after graduating from Hastings High School in 1952. Shortly after completing high school, Lester enlisted in the United States Army where he served faithfully before being honorably discharged in 1958.

Lester spent his working career employed at E.W. Bliss and General Motors, where he worked for over 25 years before retiring.

On August 27, 1971, Lester married the love of his life and best friend Lorraine (Goforth) Altoft. The couple made their home together in the Hastings area where they raised their family. Lester and Lorraine had celebrated 48 years of marriage when Lorraine passed away in January 2020.

Along with spending time with his family, Lester enjoyed camping during the summer months and riding snowmobiles during the winter. His signature snow-white beard helped earn him the annual role of playing Santa Claus during Christmas and the nickname "Santa Grandpa". He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming, and cheering on Lakewood sports whether his grandchildren were participants or not.

Lester is survived by his two daughters Chris (Mike) Horstman, Deb (Joe) Sprague, son, Adam (Lisa) Altoft, son-in-law Joe Welch, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren with 3 on the way, 3 great-great-grandchildren, his sisters, Harriet (Kendall) Jefferies, Mary Bustance, Alice (Rex) Pennington, Viola Bennett, Arlene Ripley, sister-in-law Helen Altoft and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lorraine, daughter Denise Welch, son Jon Altoft, his brothers Albert, Charlie, and Ray, and his sister Esther.

Friends and family may pay respects Wednesday June 3, 2020 during the entire afternoon and early evening hours from 1pm - 7pm on an individual or small group basis observing guidelines of the current executive orders.

Graveside Servies will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, June 4th. Lester will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Lorraine at the Wilcox Cemetery in Nashville, MI. with military honors provided by the United States Army.
 

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