Arlan Robert Estes
Arlan Robert Estes, age 72, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home in Millbrook with his family at his side. Arlan was born on August 1, 1941 in Fowlerville, the son of Myron and Laura “Evelyn” (Antcliff) Estes. He was raised in the Fowlerville area and graduated from the Fowlerville High School with the class of 1960. He continued his education with a Bachelors Degree at Central College in McPherson.
Arlan married Mary Lois Verchereau on September 16, 1988 in Fowlerville. He was employed as a Pastor at Millbrook Free Methodist Church for 13 years, a school bus driver with Chippewa Hills Schools for over 10 years and a Food Products route salesperson for over 20 years, retiring 2006.
Arlan enjoyed hobby farming, preaching and playing games, especially marbles. He was an ordained elder of the North Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church and attended the Rock Lake Bible Methodist Church in Vestaburg.
Arlan is survived by his wife, Mary; six children: Bobbie (Jerry) Smith of Saranac, Laurie (Carlos) Hernandez of Lansing, Amy Keller of Blanchard, Emily (Kenny) Jones of Grand Rapids, Travis (Stacy) Estes of Lansing and Tim (Serena) Bentley of Lake Isabella; 9 grandchildren; 2 nephews; his mother, Evelyn Estes of Fowlerville; 2 sisters: Beverly Robinson of Pickford and Jeanette (Tom) Goerner of Perry.
Arlan was preceded in death by his father, Myron; an infant son, Arlan, Jr. and a grandson, Noah Estes.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Arlan has been scheduled for Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Lake Bible Methodist Church in Vestaburg with Pastor Blake Jones and Pastor Tom Doherty officiating. The family will receive the support of extended family and friends at a visitation scheduled for Sunday evening, May 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brigham Funeral Chapel, 6055 Howard City Edmore Road in Vestaburg and for one hour prior to the service at the church (from 10 to 11 a.m.). Interment will be in Decker Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to the Rock Lake Bible Methodist Church (Estes Fund).
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