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“It saddens me to just hear of Elwyn's passing. I worked with Elwyn starting in 1999 until he retired. He was so wonderful to work with and I...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Davis (Long) - Holland, MI

“I enjoyed my time with Elwyn, paling around together in High School and visiting him at our homes. I also enjoyed sailing around with him on his two...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Carlyle Witherell - Portage, IN

“Dear Roberta,I was stunned upon returning from a vacation this week to learn of Elwyn's passing into Our Lord's presence. You may recall that many...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ross Barker - Portage, MI

“I only know Mr. Mandeville through my friendship with his wonderful daughter Lori. I am so sorry for the loss to your family. Peace to all. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Anne Urban

“Dear Roberta, We were saddened by the news of Elwin. What a wonderful man who loved the Lord and his family. All those years of being in our Bible...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Russ and Patty Rohr - Goodyear, AZ

“Dear Roberta and Family: Ardis notified us of your husbands passing. We are very sorry of your loss. We will be thinking of you. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: LeRoy and Mary Lesteberg - Velva, ND

“I'm so sorry to hear of your great loss! I will be praying that God will comfort and care for you during this difficult time! He was a great man who...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sally Barber - Plainwell, MI

“Your gentleness, kindness, and easiness will always be remembered. Your trust in the Lord and your faith is a fame that illuminates.You are gone yet...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Carlyle and Iris Witherell - IN

“Roberta, I'm am so sorry. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Angie Foster-Goodrich - Kalamazoo, MI

“Praying for your family. May God's grace surround your family. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Devereaux - Plainwell, MI

“It breaks our hearts to be out of town during this difficult time for you Roberta. We love you dearly and we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn &Howie Ohman - Galesburg, MI

“Kathy we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Heaven has gained a beautiful angel, we have gained a beautiful guardian angel. Peace, love and prayers to all the family at this time of sorrow,...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Forintos - Alpena, MI

“We came to know Elwyn and Roberta because we were neighbors of Elwyn's sister. We had a lot of laughs together and we are so very glad we got to...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Arlene Keller - Jenison, MI

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Cullen Elwyn Mandeville of Delton, MI

Elwyn, age 76, died Thursday afternoon, July 7, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI

Elwyn, the son of LeRoy E. and Bettie Lou (Bloodworth) Mandeville was born in Miami, FL on July 9, 1939. He lived in Miami until he was 9 and then moved to Dorr, Michigan. Elwyn was a 1957 graduate of Wayland High School. He continued his education at Kendall School of Design and received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 1961. Elwyn was a freelance artist and the owner and operator of Mandeville Studio. He was also employed by Johnson Controls of Holland, MI. He was a member of gracespring Bible Church and had been an usher. He had been a member of Gull Lake Bible Church where he had been chairman of the board of elders and taught Sunday School. Elwyn enjoyed sailing, painting and building model airplanes. He enjoyed creating model train layouts with his children and grandchildren.

On May 11, 1963 in Wayland, he married Roberta Jane Witherell and she survives. Also, surviving are their five children, Lori Ann (Peter) Marr of West Liberty, OH, Todd Elwyn (Tracy) Mandeville of Dallas, TX, Kathy Marie (Jeff) Disher of Holland, MI, Deborah Jane (Jim) Cottrell of Yucca Valley, CA and Paul Carter (Nicole) Mandeville of Lincoln, NE; fourteen grandchildren, Andy and Phillip Marr, Ryan (Lindsey) Neece, Todd and Jordan Neece, Ellen, David, Daniel and Nathan Disher, Caleb and Isaac Cottrell and Megan, Bethany and Aubrey Mandeville; two great-grandchildren, Cylar and Harrison Neece and his brother, LeRoy (Ellie) Mandeville of St. Francisville, LA. Elwyn was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gwendolyn Mandeville.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Elwyn's life will be held on Monday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m. at gracespring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083 with Pastor Jeremy Heavey and Pastor Paul Deal, officiating. Interment will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. Elwyn's family will greet friends on Sunday, July 10th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at gracespring Bible Church. Memorial contributions in Elwyn's honor may be directed to the gracespring Bible Church. The Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Elwyn's family with his arrangements. Personal memories of Elwyn may be placed here at