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MICHAEL SADLER – 1991-2016

July 24, 2016 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan State All-America punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. He was 24. Sadler was working a kicking camp near Waukesha, Wisconsin; current Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was in the same car as Sadler and was also killed in the...

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James Alan Williams – 1959-2016

San Diego, CA: James (Jim) Williams, 57, of Alpine, CA unexpectedly passed away March 31, 2016. Jim was born February 8, 1959 in San Diego, CA to Marion and Joyce Williams. He grew up in San Diego, attended Madison High School, went on to attend Mesa Community College and later Michigan State University where he...

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Raymond Spencer – 1955-2016

Raymond (Muhammad) Spencer Born May 27, 1955, Passed Away March 27, 2016 Michigan State Football (OL) 1972-1976 Raymond Spencer – Funeral Service Handout Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Saturday, April 2, 2016 Garden of Paradise 2637 N. 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006 Viewing will be from 12:30PM to 2:00PM Services will start at 2:00PM DONATION...

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John “Thunder” Lewis Jr. – 1934-2016

LANSING, MI: John “Thunder” Lewis, Jr. Age 81, passed away March 22, 2016. He was born May 24, 1934, in Fremont, OH, son of the late John Lewis, Sr. and Blondelle Jackson. John proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of MSU where he played football and caught the winning touchdown in...

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William (Bill) Dawson – 1948-2015

William Dawson age 67, passed away in Tucson on August 22, 2015. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William Sr. and Jeanette Dawson and his brother, Mike Dawson. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Katie; his daughters, Rebecca (Jason) and Diana Dawson; his grandchildren, Tristan and Elena Dawson-Foundas; sisters, Jean (Frank) Chamblee,...

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George Thomas Guerre

Born June 27, 1924, in Flint, Michigan. George passed away peacefully at home of congestive heart failure on August 13, 2015, at the age of 91. His family takes great pleasure in knowing their father will be reunited with his family, Johnny, Jimmy, Tommy, and Mary P. George is survived by two sons, Paul (Traci)...

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George L. Bronson

George L. Bronson, age 73, passed away on Thursday, the 30th of July 2015 in Houston, TX. He leaves behind a host of family and friends to cherish His memory. He was born in Spur, Texas on the 16th of September 1941. George spent his early years in Spur, Texas and Lubbock, Texas. He joined...

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Robert “Ossum” Saleh

We are deeply saddened to inform the MSUFPA members that Robert “Ossum” Saleh passed away on Tuesday, April 21st 2015 from cancer. Ossum was a great Spartan who played guard in the 1970, 1971, and 1972 seasons. He was a tough Spartan that came from the great Dearborn Fordson High School program. Ossum and his...

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John Poloncheck

John Polonchek finished an epic journey on January 26, 2015 that began on January 1st, 1928. John, the eldest son of Gaspar and Mary Polomcak, was born in Granastov, Czechoslovakia and emigrated to the U.S. when he was six. John was an outstanding scholar and athlete, earning All-State honors as a halfback at Roosevelt High...

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