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Linda Sue Proefrock, 75, of Big Rapids

Linda Sue Proefrock, beloved mother and grandmother of Big Rapids, Michigan, passed away on March 9, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, service, and dedication.

Born on July 28, 1948, Linda touched countless lives as a devoted teacher of home economics and science in the Reed City School District for many years.

Her passion for all things food-related, coupled with her love for teaching, made her classes not just educational but also inspiring. Linda's enthusiasm extended beyond the classroom as she found joy in sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, candle-making, and sharing her creations at craft fairs, especially those benefiting children. When she wasn’t volunteering her time and talents or crafting, Linda could be found in her bountiful garden, gathering fruits and vegetables which she would share and can withothers.

Her commitment to her community was evident through her involvement in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City, where she actively participated in the Habitat for Humanity fundraising dinners and served as a beacon of kindness and generosity.

Linda was also heavily involved in the free lunch program through the Third Avenue United Methodist Church in Big Rapids, where she loved giving back to her community.

Linda's faith was the cornerstone of her life, guiding her actions and inspiring others to embrace service and compassion.

In addition to her teaching career and community involvement, Linda cherished time with her family, particularly her grandchildren, who held a special place in her heart. Alongside her husband, she dedicated herself to Scouts Troop 70 of Reed City and Hersey, embodying the values of leadership and mentorship.

Linda's warm spirit, selflessness, and unwavering gift of faith will be deeply missed by her sons, Jeff (Jeanne) Proefrock and Josh (Julie) Proefrock; daughter-in-law, Debra Proefrock; grandchildren Mackenzie, Paige, Thomas, Aiden, Leah, and Adelynn, as well as numerous cousins, friends, and former students.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Proefrock; son, Jason Proefrock and her parents, Walter and Audrey Harrison.

A funeral service to celebrate Linda's life will be held on Thursday, March 14th, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City at 11:00 am, with Pastor Marcy Miller officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church, as well as the evening before at Mohnke Janowicz Funeral Home in Big Rapids from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Reed City Food Pantry, honoring Linda's commitment to helping those in need. Linda's spirit will continue to inspire and uplift all
who were fortunate enough to know her.

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CSAA Baseball

SATURDAY 4/13/24

White Cloud 9 @ Holton 5

White Cloud 0 @ Merrill 13 (6inn)

Clare 16 @ Chip Hills 7 (4inn)

Greenville 9 @ Chip Hills 9 (8inn)

Kent City 1 @ Whitehall 16 (4inn)

Fremont 3 @ Kent City 0

 

MONDAY 4/15/24

Shepherd 3 @ Big Rapids 9

Shepherd 12 @ Big Rapids 0 (5inn)

Newaygo 0 @ C Montcalm 1

Newaygo 0 @ C Montcalm 2

 

TUESDAY 4/16/24

Chip Hills 7 @ Tri County 3

Chip Hills 3 @ Tri County 2 (5inn)

Lakeview 2 @ Morley Stanwood 8

Lakeview 5 @ Morley Stanwood 11

Kent City 5 @ Newaygo 10

Kent City 4 @ Newaygo 11

Grant 1 @ Reed City 2

Grant 7 @ Reed City 5

C Montcalm 13 @ White Cloud 2

C Montcalm 2 @ White Cloud 6

 

THURSDAY 4/18/24

Shelby @ Kent City

Hesperia @ Lakeview

 

FRIDAY 4/19/24

White Cloud @ Big Rapids

Tri County @ C Montcalm

Newaygo @ Grant

Morley Stanwood @ Kent City

Reed City @ Chip Hills

 

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CSAA Softball

SATURDAY 4/13/24

Grant 0 @ Ravenna 15 (3inn)

Tri County 0 @ Ravenna 10 (CH Forfeit)

Chip Hills 0 @ Clare 16

Chip Hills 0 @ Vestaburg 12

MONDAY 4/15/24

Shepherd 2 @ Big Rapids 12 (5inn)

Shepherd 9 @ Big Rapids 6 (8inn)

Newaygo 15 @ C Montcalm 11

Newaygo 1 @ C Montcalm 14 (5inn)

Lakeview 1 @ Vestaburg 16 (4inn)

Lakeivew 4 @ Vestaburg 10 (8inn)

TUESDAY 4/16/24

Chip Hills @ Tri County

Lakeview @ Morley Stanwood

Kent City 1 @ Newaygo 4

Kent City 0 @ Newaygo 11 (5inn)

Grant 1 @ Reed City 5

Grant 1 @ Reed City 16 (3inn)

C Montcalm @ White Cloud

THURSDAY 4/18/24

Greenville @ C Montcalm

Sparta @ Kent City

Hesperia @ Lakeview

FRIDAY 4/19/24

White Cloud @ Big Rapids

Tri County @ C Montcalm

Newaygo @ Grant

Morley Stanwood @ Kent City

Reed City @ Chip Hills

SATURDAY 4/20/24

Lakeview @Beaverton Tournament

Big Rapids @ TC West

CSAA Baseball Standings

1) Big Rapids: 2-0 | +31 -6 (+25)

2) Morley Stanwood: 2-1 | +24 -17 (+7)

3) Chippewa Hills: 2-1 | +22 -14 (+8)

4) Reed City: 2-1 | +17 -11 (+6)

5) Newaygo: 3-3 | +30 -24 (+6)

6) Central Montcalm: 3-3 | +22 -21 (+1)

7) Kent City: 2-2 | +32 -37 (-5)

8) Grant: 2-2 | +18 -12 (+6)

9) White Cloud: 1-1 | +8 -15 (-7)

10) Tri County: 0-3 | +11 -41 (-30)

11) Lakeview: 0-4 | +23 -41 (-18)

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