Petra Martinez

martinez_petraPetra Martinez passed away with her family by her side on February 4, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born May 19, 1928, in Gonzales, TX, the daughter of Jesus and Julia (Camarillo) Guerrero. Petra was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns. She married Francisco Martinez on May 8, 1948 in St. Johns, MI and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2013.

Surviving Petra are her children, Matilde Guerrero, Julia (Arturo) Rodriguez, Susie Sedell, Beatrice (George) Purvis, María Martinez, Francisco (Mary) Martinez, Jr., Tomas (Lori) Martinez, Elijio (Linda) Martinez, Teresa (Rob) Gagnon, Salvador (Kim) Martinez, Eloisa Nadeau, Victoria (Steve) Lischalk, 36 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, brother, Tomas (Chepa) Guerrero, sisters, Jesusita Guerrero and Beatrice Stubblefield, one brother in law, three sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Petra was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Guerrero, three children, Herlinda Archer-Groesbeck, Margarita and Remijio Martinez, son-in-law, Flavio Guerrero and sister, Eloisa Espinoza.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding, burial to follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery in St. Johns. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a vigil/rosary service at 7 p.m. at the Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns. Memorial contributions may be made in Petra’s memory to Great Lakes Hospice.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Pamela Page

page_pamPamela Page passed away January 29, 2016 at the age of 50. She was born on July 13, 1965, in Merced, California, the daughter of Fredrick and Sandra (McEntire) Fisher. Pamela married Don Page on March 15, 1986 in Eureka, Michigan.

She is survived by children, Katrina Page of St. Johns, Michigan and Jeffery Page of Wimberley, Texas; brothers, Steve (Lisa) Fisher and Robert (Amanda) Cook; sister, Cathy Thelen and many nieces and nephews. Pamela was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Hoenecke and nephew, Zachary Thelen.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Osgood Funeral Home, 104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, February 1, 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Those planning on an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Lymphodema Foundation.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Lynn Paul Ruestman

ruestman_lynnLynn Paul Ruestman passed away on January 23, 2016, at the age of 56. He was born in St. Johns on July 8, 1959, the son of Delmar and Gladys (Silm) Ruestman. Lynn was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his four children, Lindsay Teems, of Armada, MI, Nicholas Ruestman of Grand Rapids, MI, Megan Ruestman of St. Johns, MI and Alexa Ruestman of East Lansing, MI, two grandsons, Michael and Dustin Teems, mother, Gladys Ruestman of St. Johns, one sister, Evelyn Peterson and a niece and a nephew. Lynn was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Ruestman, brother in law, Gary Peterson and son in law, Mark Teems.

Funeral Services will be held 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns, with Dr. Brian Salminen officiating, cremation to follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Al-Anon/Alano Club East, 220 S. Howard St., Lansing, MI 48912, or St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, 511 E. Sturgis St., St. Johns, MI 48879.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Rick Hawbaker

hawbaker_rickRick Hawbaker passed away on January 20, 2016 at the age of 36. He was born on March 26, 1979 in Waynesboro, PA, the son of Ronald and Carol (Barnhart) Hawbaker. Rick enjoyed farming, N.T.P.A. tractor pulling, Ford Trucks, I.H. tractors, his sheep and chickens, the Dukes of Hazzard, but most of all spending time with his family and friends. Rick was a dedicated volunteer for Clinton County 4-H and a member of the First Church of God. He married Terri Jo Straub on March 31, 2001 and she survives him.

Also surviving are their children, Clyde, Eli, Ruby, George and Levi Hawbaker, his parents, Ron and Carol Hawbaker, two sisters, Robin (Randy) Christman, Rebecca (Kenny) Geer, one brother, Randy (Patti) Hawbaker, grandmas, Dorothy Jean Musselman, Inez Giles, mother and father in law, Howard and Mary Jo Straub, sisters and brothers in law, Patti (John) Warnke, Howard (Jamie) Straub III, Amanda (David) Stevens, nieces and nephews, Randy, Jerrica, Cory, Jared, Rhyanna, Allison, Vincent, Gabe, Elliott, Emerson, Natalie, Malorie, Elouise, Marie, Heidi, Holli, Sarah, Samantha, Howie IV, Julie, Andrew, Christian, Daniel, Andrea (JC) Balcazar, Catlin (Brighid) Christman and Bethany (Joe) Bontrager. Rick was preceded in death by his grandparents, Galen Hawbaker, Ross and Anna Barnhart, John Musselman and niece Marci Jo Straub.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the First Church of God, with Pastors, John Mattern, Chris Bones and James L. Sparks officiating with burial to follow at Lowe Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass St., St. Johns, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hawbaker Children’s Educational Fund.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Lewis E. Schavey

shavey_lewisLewis E. Schavey passed away January 12, 2016 at the age of 96. He was born June 12, 1919 in St. Johns, Michigan, the son of Fred and Edna (Bartlett) Schavey. He married Edith Eisler on July 28, 1944 in Clinton County and she preceded him in death on September 22, 2014.

Lewis is survived by grandchildren, Cole Schavey of Traverse City, Michigan, Raven Schavey of Wolverine, Michigan and Naomi Schavey of Traverse City, Michigan, three great-grandchildren; sister, Mabel Beck as well as many nieces and nephews including but not limited to, Annie, Tom and Roger. In addition to his wife, Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and son, Lee Schavey.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Ray Griffin

griffin_rayRay Griffin passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2016 at the age of 92. He was born December 19, 1923 to Frank and Myrtle (Sturdvant) Griffin in Ashley, MI. Ray was a tool setter at General Motors for 30 years. Ray married Arlene Goerge in Owosso, MI. on April 13, 1975 and she preceded him in death on June 10, 2013.

Ray had a love of life and he lived it to the fullest. He especially loved his family. Some of Ray’s other passions included restoring old cars, racing and going to auctions. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the US Army.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Patricia Robinson and five stepchildren, Gerald (Judy) Schultz, Henry (Margaret) Schultz, Donna (Roger) Lownsbery, Mary (David) Womble, Sr., and John Schultz. Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Arlene, Ray was preceded in death by children; Robert and Carolyn Griffin, and stepdaughter; Julie Schultz.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery with Fr. Michael Williams presiding.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Hilda Ann Bancroft

bancrosft_hildaHilda Ann (Anderson) Bancroft passed away on January 5, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born on November 1, 1931, in St. Johns, the daughter of Clyde and Rilla (Henderson) Anderson. She married Doyle Bancroft on September 17, 1955 and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2010. Hilda was a member of the First Congregational Church and the St. Johns Quilting Club. She loved to fish and hunt, was a loyal supporter of all of the St. Johns sports including the marching band, was a Girl Scout leader, 4H leader, loved bowling and was a proud member of the NSSA (Muzzle loading re-enactment).

She is survived by children, Cheryl (Duane) Haviland and Brenda (Kevin) Griggs, grandchildren, Douglas (Renae) Haviland, Rebekah (Ryan) Gilroy, Joel (Esther) Haviland, Rachel (Jimmie) Harps, Toni (Robbi) Watters, great grandchildren, Dillan, Miah, Josiah, Clara, Benjamin, Grace, Bridger, Boden, Jazmine, Tori, Joseph, Jonathon, Blake and siblings, Adelbert (LaVoyda) Anderson, Louis (Norita) Anderson, Lois Glass, Helen (Dick) Todd, Earl (Marlene) Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death are her parents, siblings, Carol (Chuck) Wallace, Wanda (Roy) Ryan and Sam Anderson.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns, with Pastor Ryan Gilroy officiating, burial to follow at Lowe Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday and 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Those planning on an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the St. Johns Athletic Dept. in Hilda’s name.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

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