Coldsprings Excelsior Memorial Page

Dedicated to Will Witta

All gave some. Some gave all. All chose to fight. None chose to fall



Amos A. Graves, 99, of Kalkaska, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at KMHC Ė LTC. He was born on August 19, 1926 in Lansing, the son of the late Amos O. and Grace (Placher) Graves. Amos served our country during WWII as a Master Sergeant in the US Army. He was part of the Governors 20 Rifle and Pistol Team. Amos married his wife, Alice Schutte, on March 6, 1949 in West Branch.   He was a truck driver by profession and after retiring he would transport veterans to appointments several times a week.Amos was very active in the Kalkaska VFW Post 9694 and was the Chaplin for many years and past Post Commander. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association; CETA Board member; Alba Sportsmanís Club; lifetime member of Chief Okemos Sportsmanís Club; past member of the Coldsprings-Excelsior Twp. Fire Department; member of Big Brothers Assoc.   Amos was a member of the Kalkaska Methodist Church and served in various capacities in the church. He was a very active member of the community up until late last fall. Always positive and trying to help someone else was the way Amos lived his life. Amos was proud to be an American and have served his country, community and family.   Surviving Amos is his sisters, Ivah (Dennis) Sundholm of Panama City, FL and Gloria (John) Gambill of Dimondale; and many nieces and nephews.  Preceding Amos in death was his dear wife, Alice; and sister, Nancy Fournier.  A memorial service honoring Amosí life will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 11:00 am Kalkaska United Methodist Church. Reverend Robert J. Freysinger will be officiating. The military honor guard will be provided by Kalkaska VFW Post 9694. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given the Kalkaska VFW Post 9694, 409 Hyde St., Kalkaska, MI 49646

Amos A. Graves | 1926 - 2015 | Obituary




Will Witta                              Will Witta     Pager  Last Call for Will (click on Image)


Obituary for William Russell Wiita

William Russell Wiita, 47, of Kalkaska, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 9, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 29, 1966 in Virginia, Minnesota to David and Audrey Wiita. Will graduated high school in Cherry, Minnesota. He went to work at Double Eagle Steel Company in Dearborn until he moved to Kalkaska. Will served as Assistant Chief at Coldsprings-Excelsior Fire and Rescue. In his spare time, Will could be found either hunting or fishing; or playing the occasional practical joke on friends. Will is survived by his parents David and Audrey Wiita of Mt. Iron, MN; siblings: Paul Wiita of Mt. Iron, Lynn (John) Sandford of England; and Richard (Marie) Wiita of Wyoming, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, and family; and many dear friends. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Kalkaska Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the CETA Hall, 6615 County Road 612 NE, Kalkaska. Reverend Robert J. Freysinger of Kalkaska United Methodist Church will officiate. A Celebration of Life will also be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Clinton Town Hall, 9907 Highway 37. Iron Junction, MN 55751. Arrangements have been entrusted with Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags to honor firefighter William Russell Wiita




Michael D. Jackson                    jackson

Born: April 03, 1971  Died: May 21, 2010

Michael D. Jackson passed away on May 21, 2010 at his home. He was born on April 3, 1961 in Traverse City.
Michael married Bonnie McDonald on April 7, 1995 in Kalkaska. He was employed by Hilltop Manor in Roscommon and was formerly employed at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, LTC. Michael was a volunteer fireman for Coldsprings Township since 1992 and a Medical First Responder as well. He was so proud that Brittany had just passed her #1 and #2 Firefighter Class and Krista being on the honor roll at Kalkaska School.  Surviving Michael is his wife, Bonnie; his daughters, Brittany Lynn and Krista Ann; and his sister Julie Ann Jackson of Traverse City.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at 3:30 pm at Bear Lake Christian Church with Pastor David Rosenburg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.


Harvey J Bozzi Sr.    1997

Elmer (Al) J Bozzi    1991