The Last Ride
Auburn, Washington8/18/1953 – 8/22/2013 Marcia Pittman, 60, passed away peacefully, and unexpectedly, in her sleep on August 22, 2013. She was in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the time, doing what she loved to do: working with draft horses. Marcia was born in Medford, Oregon, on August 18, 1953, to C.C.…
Stewardson, Illinois12/15/1943 – 12/13/2013 Tom Vonderheide passed away at his home on December 13, 2013, just short of his 70th birthday. He was born in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Henry and Helen Vonderheide. Tom grew up on a dairy farm and later took over that farm with his brother,…
Charlotte, Michigan8/18/1937 – 12/19/2013 Gary Wilmore, 76, passed away December 19, 2013, at Eaton Community Palliative Care with his family by his side. Gary was born August 18, 1937, the son of Clifford Cleland and Gladys Rix (Davis) Wilmore in Charlotte, Michigan. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1955…
Saranac, Michigan2/1/1926 – 12/14/2013 Rose Ann (Allen) Hardy, 87, of Saranac, passed away December 14, 2013. She was born February 1, 1926, in Alma, Michigan, the daughter of Clifford and Pauline (Nagel) Allen. She married Robert A. Hardy on November 28, 1953, in Saranac. The family was involved in farming,…
St. Cloud, Minnesota3/8/1937 – 7/16/2013 Tom Dingmann passed away on July 16, 2013, at the age of 76. He was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Jerome and Grace Dingmann. He married Evelyn “Evie” Poppe on March 10, 1958, in Clear Lake, Minnesota. He was a rural mail carrier for…

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