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Andrew Thomas Case, 40, of Bloomington

Andrew Thomas Case passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2023. 

Although he was born in northern Michigan, Andy spent his childhood growing up in Bloomington, Indiana. In his teenage years, he was motivated by his passion for playing the trumpet in the marching band and in jazz ensembles. Andy completed an Associate’s Degree in Computer Animation at Full Sail University. A true artist, he pursued his love of animated movies through this degree. When the recession hit and he lost his job as a result, Andy moved up north to Traverse City, MI, where he met the love of his life, Sasha. They moved to Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula and brought their precious daughter, Mena, into the world. 

When Andy’s mom retired from teaching and moved to Lansing, he decided it was time to be closer to his family. He moved from a management position at Wal-Mart to a position at EcoLab in pest control in Big Rapids, where he spent making new memories with his family for the last two years. 

Andy had a personality that words simply can’t capture. Having fun always came naturally to him. Andy always saw the world with a sense of humor behind it, and he could make his family laugh until they were in stitches. His love of comedy, magic, trickery, hide-and-seek and 90’s television sitcoms only begin to describe how his bright smile and laughter brought a room alive. He was an incredible cook, and could whip up a meal from the pantry with no recipe. Andy loved to play catch - you could always find him throwing a football in the yard, seeking connection with those who would engage with him. Above all else, Andy was the best daddy. His daughter was the light of his life. He found a new purpose in fatherhood and was truly happy as a father. He will be missed beyond measure. 

He is survived by his partner Sasha Crum and his eight-year-old daughter Mena Case;  his mother Diane Case; his sister Beth (Dan) Wizner; his niece and nephews, Izzy, Will and Abe; and by a loving and supportive extended family including his grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Daniel Case. 

Funeral arrangements, as well as memorial contributions, will be made and shared soon. Care and arrangements are entrusted to the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids. Share a memory or express condolences at mohnkefuneralhome.com.

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CSAA Basketball (Boys)

2/19/24

White Cloud 48 @ Big Rapids 53 (OT)

  -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

Lakeview 46 @ Tri County 54

C Montcalm 55 @ Kent City 52 (OT) 

Chip Hills 48 @ Newaygo 58

Grant 41 @ Reed City 60

2/19/24

Reed City 32 @ Cadillac 54

Morley Stanwood 68 @ Tri County 63

Shepherd 56 @ Chip Hills 39

Lakeview 58 @ St Louis 50

2/21/24

CSAA Tournament

  Big Rapids 48 @ Reed City 46 (CSAA Tourn Champ)

      -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

      -> Big Rapids Wins CSAA Tournament

  Chip Hills 30 @ Kent City 56 (CSAA Tourn)

  C Montcalm 40 @ Newaygo 82 (CSAA Tourn)

  Lakeview 41 @ Morley Stanwood 52 (CSAA Tourn)

2/22/24 - 7:00pm

Montague @ Grant

Morley Stanwood @ Tri County (CSAA Tourn)

2/23/24 - 7:00pm

C Montcalm @ Midland Calvary Bap

CSAA Basketball (Girls)

2/19/24 - 7:00pm

Hart 45 @ Morley Stanwood 40

Newaygo 38 @ Oakridge 46

2/20/24 - 7:00pm

Chip Hills 33 @ Beal City 67

Big Rapids 39 @ Cadillac 41

Whitehall 44 @ Grant 71

Hesperia 18 @ Tri County 71

Lakeview 55 @ Pine River 41

Reed City 36 @ McBain 40

2/21/24 - 7:00pm

Shelby 41 @ Newaygo 48

2/23/24 - 7:30pm

Tri County @ Big Rapids (7:00p)

Reed City @ C Montcalm

Morley Stanwood @ Grant

Lakeview @ Kent City

Newaygo @ Chip Hills

 

Big Rapids Ice Hockey (12-12-1)

MHSAA Regional 21: 2/24/24

Big Rapids#4 @ E Grand Rapids#1 (7:15pm)

GR CC#3 @ GR Christian#2 (4:15pm)

CSAA Basketball Standings

CSAA - Boys

  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
  4. Grant   13-6 (8-2)
  5. Newaygo 13-8 (6-4)
  6. Central Montcalm 8-12 (4-6)
  7. Kent City 7-14 (4-6)
  8. Tri County 6-15 (3-7)
  9. Chip Hills 5-16 (3-7)
  10. Morley Stanwood 2-17 (1-9)
  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

CSAA - Girls

  1. Morley Stanwood 15-3 (8-1)
  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
  3. Kent City 15-4 (7-2)
  4. Reed City 11-8 (7-2)
  5. Big Rapids 10-8 (6-3)
  6. Lakeview 10-9 (4-5)
  7. Central Montcalm 8-11 (4-5)
  8. Newaygo 10-9 (3-6)
  9. White Cloud 7-13 (2-8)
  10. Tri County 3-14 (1-8)
  11. Chip Hills 1-18 (0-9)

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