June 7, 2006
Kenneth Edwards, 82, of Lowell, MI, formerly of Fairfield Glade, passed away on June 7. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on June 11 at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home in Lowell with the Rev. Gene DeJong from Keystone Community Church officiating. Family greeted friends from 1-2 p.m. on June 11.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred; son and daughter-in-law Gordon and Joann Edwards of Lowell, MI; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Geoffrey Lerner of Yorba Linda, CA; grandchildren, Gretchen and Kyle Wierenga, Kirk and Dianna Edwards, Charles and Krista Adrianse and Lynde Adrianse; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 1260 Ekhart NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Oct. 17, 1926 — June 16, 2006
Ernest Witte, 79, of Crossville, formerly of Palatine, IL, passed away June 16, 2006. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Witte was born Oct. 17, 1926 in Evanston, IL, the son of Ernest Witte and Caroline Sietmen Witte.
After working 17 years as a milkman for Willow Farm Dairy in Rolling Meadows, he then worked in the maintenance field for School District #214 in Arlington Heights, IL. He and his wife, Ruth, retired to Fairfield Glade in the mid-1980s. He was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed golfing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth Hees Witte of Crossville; and sons, William F. Witte of Elgin, IL and Martin B. Witte of Diamond Lake, IL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Freise.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ron Santos Walk for a Cure.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.