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Obituaries Archives for 2023-07

Bayne Christopher Signeski

Bayne Christopher Signeski, age 18, of Hastings MI passed away unexpectedly on July 08, 2023.

Bayne was born in Kalamazoo MI on November 2, 2004. The son of Shannon Rybiski and Kevin Signeski.

He was raised in the Hastings area and attended Hastings Schools, graduating with the Class of 2023.

As a young athlete, Bayne participated in football and basketball, but eventually followed in his brother Xander’s footsteps and found a home on the soccer field. During the first game of his freshman season, he scored the first goal during a rainy game. He continued to play soccer until his junior year when he suffered a knee injury, mid-season, requiring surgery. Which caused him to lose out on his junior year of track also. He worked hard in physical therapy and returned to soccer his senior season.

Bayne participated and excelled at Track & Field as a sprinter specializing in the 100- & 200-Meter events, receiving the “Guts” award and MVP of sprints during his sophomore year. Due to his knee injury, which prevented him from sprinting his senior year, he still wanted to contribute to the team and refocused his energy on the Shotput and Discus events. This “new path” also gave him the opportunity to mentor and watch his younger sister as she began her high school track & field career.

During his high school years Bayne worked at Mexican Connexion and Culvers in Hastings where he made many friends with co-workers and customers alike.

After graduating, Bayne took a job with his father Kevin at Challenge Manufacturing in Holland MI, saving money to begin the next chapter of his life, attending Ferris State University. Following the inspiration of his Uncle Kurt, Bayne aspired to complete a degree in social work as a school counselor.

During his “spare” time, Bayne enjoyed playing online video games with his brother and various friends which often resulted in competitive interactions not only on their headsets, but from as close as their bedrooms! He enjoyed making and editing YouTube videos, drawing and spending time with friends.

Bayne is survived by his mother Shannon (Jay) Rybiski, father Kevin Signeski, brother Xander Signeski, sister Avayla Rybiski, grandparents, many aunts, uncles & cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncle Kurt Signeski, his grandmother Diane Davis, and grandfather Marv Signeski.

The family invites friends and family to celebrate Bayne’s life on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 2:30 PM till 5:30 PM at The Legacy at Hastings located at 1550 North Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hastings High School Boys Soccer Program through the Athletic Boosters.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home – Hastings, conveniently located at 1401 North Broadway, Hastings, MI. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net

Ruth Inga Landon

Ruth Inga Landon

( October 31, 1932 - May 05, 2023 )

 

Ruth Inga Landon (Moe), 90, of Freeport peacefully passed Friday, May 5, 2023. Born October 31, 1932, in Hastings Michigan, to Sjur and Margot Moe.

 

In 1950 Ruth took her future husband Wayne to his 1st car race, beginning a passionate racing tradition that would be passed down for generations. 

 

She married Wayne in 1952, having 5 children Rita, Jerry, Terry, Linda, and Lorie. She worked as a waitress in Hastings also at The Piston ring.

 

In 1958 she was the winner of a powderpuff race at Lansing speedway using her husband’s race car. 

 

In 1956 tragedy struck, and daughter Rita, age 3, was lost due to an accident at Hastings speedway. Devastation struck again in 1979, when son Terry age 19 was in a fatal auto accident. Then again in 1989 a racing accident took son Jerry.

 

Despite the hardship she faced, Ruth held steadfast. Devoted to her husband, and their surviving children, grandchildren, and family business.

 

In 2000, she won her battle against breast cancer. Despite the harsh chemo treatment, she never missed a race that season. She was awarded “Woman of The Year” by the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Wayne Landon, 2 brothers and 7 sisters, her sons Jerry and Terry and daughter Rita.

 

She is survived by her sister Janice, daughters Linda (Teddy) and Lorie, 6 grandchildren Nick (Katie), Chris (Emily), Tracy (Sky), Stacy, Lydia, Emily (John), Great-granddaughter Inga who helped in caring for her, and Wayne in their final years. She also leaves behind 10 other great-grandchildren.

 

Ruth was very loved and will be missed terribly. Her family will continue to live her legacy by enjoying car races, rock collecting, frog watching, and cooking big meals together. 

 

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life to follow at Noon at Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S Broadway; Hastings, Michigan 49058. A luncheon will follow at the Woodgrove Church in Coats Grove, Michigan.  Memorial contributions for a monument marker will be greatly appreciated. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net 

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