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Friday, February 23, 2024

Obituaries

William Foster Backus

Bill Backus enjoyed playing golf, traveling, socializing with friends, spending time on the beach, visiting Starbucks, relaxing at his cottage in Northern Michigan.

Leo J. Courtemanche

Leo J. Courtemanche enjoyed the outdoors, bowling, golfing, cruises, throwing craps, and was actively involved in his church.

Linda Avery

Linda Avery was a loving and devoted wife, mother, Nana, sister and friend.

John Peter Ferranti

John Ferranti was an accomplished finish carpenter, contractor and craftsman for 60 years.

John Stewart Giese

Jack Giese enjoyed boating, kayaking, camping, canoeing and cycling.

Henry John Kienow

Hank Kienow was a member of New Covenant Methodist Church in The Villages.

Wilma Seldomridge Wilson

Wilma Wilson was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church.

Robert Lee Meyers

Bob Meyers and his late wife, Esther, were among the first residents of Stonecrest in Summerfield.

Wilma T. Weir

Wilma Weir enjoyed helping friends in her mobile home park, crocheting, and spending time with family.

Dominick Vincent Capaldi

Dominick Capaldi fought an arduous battle with cancer and did so with dignity, bravery and, of course, some humor.

Reginald “Terry” Hurst

Terry Hurst was a farmer, cattleman, and a draftsman by trade. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oxford and the Masonic Lodge in Wildwood.

Nicole Stella Hurbon

Nicole was an active volunteer with North Lake Presbyterian Church, Operation Shoebox, Karing Krafters at St. Timothy's Church, and Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club.

Delmar Charles Gulden

Delmar Gulden and his wife, Sharon, moved to The Villages in 2009 from Minnesota. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Wildwood and the Knights of Columbus.

Michael Thomas Altman

Michael Atlman was employed as a train engineer for many years. He moved from llinois to Wildwood last year.

Shirley Jean Lundy

Shirley Lundy enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing cards, speaking Spanish, dancing and singing karaoke.

Francis Blanchard

Two of Frank Blanchard's favorite activities over the last 20 years were wood carving and genealogy research.

Terry U. Molique

Terry Molique and his wife, Jeanette, were active in their community and served in the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church.

Shirley Irene Holton

Shirley Holton, 97, went home to the Lord on February 17, 2024 at her residence in Wildwood.

Donald W. Butenhof

Donald Butenhof was a resident of The Villages, where he was an avid golfer.

Karen Wordell-Smith

Karen Wordell-Smith was a retired mortgage broker who relocated in 2010 to The Villages, where she enjoyed spending her days playing golf and staying active in several local clubs.

Kimberly Ann Edmisten

Kimberly Edmistend was a self-employed insurance agent. Her hobbies included bike riding, taking walks, dancing, listening to music and traveling.

Geraldine A. Green

Gerry Green retired to The Villages in 2000. She loved golfing and gardening with her husband.

James Hubert Johnson

Jimmy Johnson worked as an automotive finisher at B&C Body and Paint for 33 years and was an owner/operator of Angler's Outpost Bait and Tackle stores.

Loren Wilfred Dubois

Loren Dubois' passion for mechanics and engineering was the drive for him to putter around and fix anything. His other passion was golf.