2015 Officer Installation – Reminder

On Saturday, December 13th, we will be holding our annual open installation of officers. The ceremony will start at 1:00 PM and afterwards refreshments will be provided. This is a public event so feel free to bring family and friends. We hope to see you there!

Montague-Whitehall Temple
5425 Dowling St
Montague, MI 49437-9333


The following are the officers elect of 2015

Worshipful Master: Cameron Taylor
Sr. Warden: WB Scott Stewart
Jr. Warden: WB Doug Thorstenson
Sr. Decon: Jessie Romine
Jr. Decon: Michael Wyant
Tiler: WB Ron Linstrom
Treasurer: WB Thomas Schultz KYCH
Secretary: WB Daniel Stewart KYCH
Marshal: WB Tim Berndt


“I sought my soul,
But my soul I could not see.
I sought my God,
But my God eluded me.
I sought my brother,
And found all three.”

~ Unknown

2015 Installation



On Saturday December 13th Muskegon Lodge No. 140 will be installing the 2015 officers elect. The officers list for the ensuing year are as follows:

Worshipful Master: Cameron Taylor

Sr. Warden: WB Scott Stewart

Jr. Warden: WB Doug Thorstenson

Sr. Decon: Jessie Romine

Jr. Decon: Michael Wyant

Tiler: WB Ron Linstrom

Treasurer: WB Thomas Schultz KYCH

Secretary: WB Daniel Stewart KYCH

Marshal: WB Tim Berndt

We invite all members, and their families to attend on Saturday December 13th at 1pm for the installation, and refreshments directly afterwards.


Cameron Taylor, Worshipful Master Elect.

Passing of Bro. LeRoy Johnson

Dear Brethren,

It is with grief and sadness that I must report on the passing of Brother LeRoy Johnson. Posted below is obituary with service information.

Mr LeRoy Johnson, age 91, passed away November 14, 2014 with his family at his side. He was born February 24,1923 in Bluffton IN. He was adopted by Thomas LeRoy & Mildred Johnson of Fremont MI, in 1924. LeRoy graduated from Fremont High School in 1941. He then served 4 years in the Army Air Corp during WWII, serving 1 year in China Burma India Theatre. He married lola Jones on March 15, 1947. LeRoy was a life member of Lovell Moore Lodge 182; Scottish Rite 32* and the Muskegon Railway Historical Society. LeRoy was a member of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church since 1973. He retired from Consumers Power in 1985 after 36 years. LeRoy enjoyed his model railways and working in his yard.


LeRoy is survived by 2 sons, Paul of New York and Scott (Andra) of Whitehall; daughter, Cindy, of Chesapeake VA; grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberly (Josh), Kathleen (Anthony), and Charles (Bethanie); and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marguerite Hill, and his wife lola of 60 years.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:00 AM at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church with Rev. Dr. Sherwin Brantsen officiating. Interment at Laketon Township Cemetery.


Tuesday, November 25, 6:00-8:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home – Muskegon and Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church. MEMORIAL: May be made to Laketon Bethel Reformed Church.


Cameron Taylor

Worthy Matron and Patron of Genesis Chapter No. 88 – OES

On Saturday, Nov 1st at 4 PM,Genesis Chapter No. 88 of the Order of the Eastern Star had their open installation. Clara and Brother John Kuipers were installed as the Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. Please join us in congratulating the two. May it be a wonderful and prospers year.

Our best wishes to the rest of the officers as well.

Officers for 2015
Worthy Matron – Clara Kuipers
Worthy Patron – John Kuipers
Associate Matron – Kathy Jacobson
Associate Patron – Henry Ockerman
Secretary – Barb Ockerman
Treasurer – Patricia Ladas
Organist – Dan Stewart
Conductress – Katie Naghtin
Associate Conductress – Diana Coleman
Chaplain – Julie Stweart
Marshall – Ron Rose
Adah – Rae Yonker
Ruth – N/A
Esther – Carla VanSickle
Martha – Susie Mudgett
Electa – Toni Rose
Warder – Shirley Young
Sentinel – N/A

Clara and Brother John Kuipers
Clara and Brother John Kuipers – Worthy Matron and Patron – Year 2015

Muskegon Masonic Recognition Banquet Photos

On September 21st, we held banquet for Masonic Recognition for our members who have been with us for a long time, or who have given excellent service to the Craft in Muskegon, MI. Below are a few pictures from the event that were taken by Roger Tharp. It was a great night and hopefully will become a new tradition for us here at Muskegon Lodge No. 140.

Ronald Linstrom, PM (Special Recognition) and Daniel Stewart, WM
Shirley & Dean Chapman (70 years) and Daniel Stewart, WM
Donald Arseneau, PM, (50 years) and daughter
Donald Arseneau, PM, (50 years) and daughter, and Daniel Stewart, WM
Patricia & Paul Ladas (50 years) and Daniel Stewart, WM
Esther and Thomas Block (50 years)
Esther & Thomas Block (50 years) and Daniel Stewart, WM
Edwin Hansen (60 years) and son
Edwin Hansen (60 years), son, and Daniel Stewart, WM
Shirley & Dean Chapman (70 years)
Roger Tharp PM (Secretary Emeritus) and Daniel Stewart WM
Roger Tharp PM (Secretary Emeritus) and Daniel Stewart WM

The Freemason Movie | Donations Report

Shrine HospitalsA few months back we hosted a public showing of the movie, The Freemason. The idea behind the showing was three fold: An excuse to get together outside of regular meetings, too support a Brother and his artistic endeavor, and most importantly to raise some money for two great causes. With that said, it should be known that we were able to raise $100 for each the Shrine’s Children’s Hospitals and the Muskegon Noah Project. With matching funds from the Grand Lodge of Michigan we were able to double that and provide each organization $200. While this is not some astonishing amount of money, we are still quite happy with the turn out and the contribution to these great causes.

As this year comes to a close and the next year begins we will be looking for more opportunities to do good in the community. Thank you for everyone that came out and supported the event! Also, a big thank you to Producer and Brother Joseph James for allowing us to host a showing of his movie. If you want to donate two either organization you can do so through the links above. Each organization does wonders; One for our two legged children, and the other for our four legged children.

Masonic Child Identification Program | Pumpkinfest in Montague, MI

Masonic Child Identification Program
October 11th, 2014
Montague’s Pumpkinfest

Montague-Whitehall Lodge No. 198 is hosting a Child ID event on October 11, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Senior Center in Montague. This is during Montague’s Pumpkinfest! If you missed the event Muskegon Lodge No. 140 held back in June here is your chance to get the information packet setup for your kid(s).

The CHIP program is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to help law enforcement in the event that a child goes missing.

Parents can bring their kids between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. A kit is created that contains a fingerprint card, a physical description, a video of the child talking, dental imprints, and a DNA sample. No information is retained by the Masonic organization. Once the information is gathered it is packaged and handed off to the parent so in the event that the child goes missing the parents, and law enforcement, have a solid set of identification data to help in the search of the child.

For more information about the project see http://www.michiganchildid.org/about.cfm

This is all provided free of cost. In a perfect world every child lives a safe and protected life with no fear of getting lost or abducted, but even if we were in a perfect world it is important to be prepared. We hope to see you there!

Thanks for a Wonderful Night! | The Freemason Movie

Thank you to everyone that showed up tonight. We had a wonderful time and raised some money for two great causes. We will announce the amount raised in the next two weeks and present it to the charities.

If you missed the movie tonight and still want to see it don’t fret! You can rent the movie via Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/ondemand/17211/99802399) or purchase the DVDs right from the movies website (http://www.thefreemasonmovie.com/).

The Noah Project

Just because you did not make it to the movie does not mean you cannot still give back. The Muskegon Noah Project does great work protecting the least of those among us, our pets. Head over to their website to find more about how you can help them in their mission to provide no-kill temp housing for displaced and lost pets awaiting  a forever home (http://www.noahprojectmuskegon.org/). You can also help support the free, life changing, care the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children provide by visiting their website (https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/).

We also want to thank the producer, Brother Joseph James, for allowing us to hold this event. His hard work and creativity gave us a great opportunity to combine fellowship with philanthropy. It will be nice to see what he creates in the future.

Again, a thank you to everyone that made this event worthwhile.

The Freemason Movie | Only Six More Days!


That is right, the showing of, ‘The Freemason’, is less then a week away! We are hoping for a great turn out so that we can raise some funds for two great charities; The Muskegon Noah Project and the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Come on out and help make it a success for these great organizations and their noble goals.

The movie was produced by a gentlemen Freemason, Joseph James. The movie stars Sean Astin, Randy Wayne, and Alex McKenna. It is a fictional story about the mysterious death of a prominent Freemason and the investigation that follows.

Hope to see you there!

Fremont Parade | Shriners on the March | Pictures

Here are some pictures from the parade in Fremont today. When these clowns are not playing host to a circus or riding miniature cars in parades they can be found supporting the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. That van you see in the pictures is used to transport patients, children in need of medical care, to the hospitals. Not only do they work to raise money for the hospitals, they also take an active role in making sure that costs of transportation don’t inhibit the ability for a child to get medical care.

For more information on the hospitals, Click Here.

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