BI News on the 'Net, Aug. 27-Sept. 2 2007

John Weller

Mr. John Weller, aged 86, of Grand Rapids , passed away at his home Saturday morning, August 25, 2007, with his loving family at his side. John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice Weller (Hopkins); his children, Donna and Jim Stambaugh, Michael and Arlene Weller; his grandchildren, Tony (Dorenda) Stambaugh, Jason (Mollie) Stambaugh, Adam (Jennie) Weller, Joseph Weller, Samuel Weller; seven great grandchildren; his sister, Cecilia Dales; his brother-in-law, Dan Hopkins; special nieces, Barbara Domanski, Eleanor (Thomas) Bereza, Mary (William) Holmes; other nieces, nephews and many friends. John honorably served his country in the US Army during World War II in the 8th Air Corps "Bloody" 100th Bomber Group. He was a member of the 40 et 8 Club, and was honorary member of American Legion Post #258. For over 15 years, John volunteered his time and talent at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. A loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A service to celebrate John's life will be held at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends may meet his family on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans or In House Hospice Solutions. To read more about John's life, to leave your own memories of him and to sign his guest book, visit his web page at Heritage Funeral Home

Benefit Scheduled

Thanks to Jeff Cashman for this story and pictures!

This coming weekend there is a benefit scheduled to help cover some of the medical costs for a musician who is known to most of the Island musicians and who had played with most of the Island musicians. Your presence would show support for his family. If you can't be present, you certainly are welcome to send a donation. Please call 231-448-2369 for more information.

Brian Roman and John McCafferty

Danny and Danny and Brian

Doghouse Boodlers

Ramseys and Shaker

Ed Palmer and Brian

Come Join in the fun, Listen to the music, Eat great food, and Help out with medical expenses!!

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