Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/12/08

  • Anthony P. 'Tony' Stacy Aug. 8, 2008

    Anthony Philip Stacy "Tony," age 46, of Manassas, Virginia died on Friday, August 8, 2008, at Prince William Hospital.

    • Beverly J. Krantz

      Beverly J. Krantz, 77, of Lincoln Park died Aug. 7, 2008. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Open Door Baptist Church in Midland. Burial will follow in Midland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements under the direction of J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.

      • Brenda Sue Trout Aug. 5, 2008

        Trout, Brenda S., age 57, of Flat Rock died August 5, 2008.

        • Brendon Lee Webster

          Brendon Lee Webster, age 2 days, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital Neo-Natal Care Unit in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, in Sturgis, a son of Joshua Webster and Tiffany Gose of Sturgis. Surviving are his parents, one sister, Nevaeh Webster; grandparents, Missy Webb, Bobby and Tina Reed, Dean Menetee, and Kyle Draime; great-grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends and relatives from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at…

          • Brian D.L. McNealy

            Brian D.L. McNealy, age 32, of Bronson, Mich., died early Wednesday morning Aug. 6, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1975, in St. Joseph, Mich., a son of David T. & Dianna (Cote) McNealy Simmons. Brian had resided in the Sturgis and Bronson area his whole life. He was an electrician by trade and had been employed by Penguin and Victorian Trailer Company, both in Sturgis, and Four Seasons in Middlebury, Ind. Brian enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.…

            • Chad Joseph Balogh Dec. 30, 1977-Aug. 6, 2008

              Chad Joseph Balogh, 30 yrs, of Petersburg died Wednesday morning due to a vehicular accident.

              • Clarence A. Nayor

                Clarence A. Naylor, 90, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of LaGrange, Ind, died Aug. 7, 2008 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange until the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Carldean Merrifield officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange . Memorials may be given to LaGrange American Legion Post # 215. 

                • Clifford Eugene Allen

                  Clifford Eugene Allen, 78, of Monroe died Aug. 8 in the home of his daughter. Funeral arragements are pending with Allore Chaple-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

                  • Clifford Eugene Allen Feb. 2, 1930- Aug. 8, 2008

                    Clifford Eugene Allen, age 78 of Monroe, died August 8, 2008 in the home of his daughter. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday at the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.

                    • Dale E. McDonald Dec. 16, 1920-Aug. 8, 2008

                      Dale E. McDonald, age 87, of Toledo passed away on Friday, August 8, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, the Toledo facility, surrounded by his loving family.

                      • Daniel Casias, 56

                        Daniel Casias, age 56, of Pullman, died Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Born November 16, 1951 in Riverside, California, to Phillip and Gunesida (Perez) Casias, they have preceded him in death. Surviving are his daughters, Christine and Jayson Hicks of Fennville,  Roxanne and Isaiah Morales; grandchildren, Katelyn and Jordon Hicks; brothers and sisters, Cosme and Anna Gonzalez, Jesse and Gayle Casias, Ruben Casias, Louisa Bruno, Josie Casias, and Phillip Casias. At his request cremation has…

                        • David Burgess

                          David Burgess, age 34, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Flower Hospital. Cremation will take place and there will be no public visitation or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

                          • Don A. Schulthess

                            Don A. Schulthess, 84, of 5055N - 290W, Howe, Ind., died Aug. 6, 2008, at his residence. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange where services are at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Howe, Ind., with military honors performed by the American Legion Post #215.   

                            • Dorothy Bell Thurston

                              Dorothy Bell Thurston, age 73, of Colon, Mich., passed away Monday Aug. 11, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after several months of failing health. Dorothy was born June 20, 1935, in Nottawa Township, a daughter of the late Ray E. and Opal Bell (Frost) Littlejohn. She grew up in the Sherwood area, graduated from Union City High School, and had lived most of her adult life in Colon.  On July 18, 1953, she married Dareld Thurston in Sherwood.  Early in life Dorothy worked for the…

                              • Douglas Dimeff Aug. 12, 2008

                                Douglas Dimeff, 66, of Monroe died at 5:15 this morning in his home.

                                • Edith Cora May Vasicek May 29, 1919-Aug. 6, 2008

                                  Edith Vasicek, age 89, passed away on August 6, 2008, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Edith was born to Oscar and Eva (Lipencott) Howell in Faulk County, South Dakota.

                                  • Erik Michael Wingle Dec. 21, 1987-Aug. 5, 2008

                                    Erik Michael Wingle died August 5, 2008.

                                    • Frederick W. J. Harris May 16, 1936 - Aug. 7, 2008

                                      Frederick W. J. Harris, 72, of Monroe, a loving husband and father passed away peacefully Thursday morning in his home.

                                      • Frederick W.J. Harris

                                        Frederick W.J. Harris, 72, of Monroe died at 9:36 a.m. Thursday in his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                        • Fritzi Sennett, 85

                                          Fritzi Sennett, age 85, of Holland passed away Friday August 8, 2008.   She was an active member of Hope Church in Holland.   Fritzi was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln Sennett, in 1978.   She is survived by her sister, Lucille Holland of Allegan; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.   A memorial service to celebrate Fritzi’s life will be held 1 o’clock, Wednesday August 13, 2008 at Hope Church, 77 W. 11th St., Holland. The Reverend Gordon Wiersma will officiate. Private…

                                          • Gene Boerigter, 67

                                            Gene Boerigter, 67, of Hamilton, died Sunday, August 10, 2008 at his home following a short bout with cancer. Gene was born January 31, 1941 in Holland to Gerrit and Margaret Boerigter.  Gene graduated from Zeeland High School and went on to drive for Holland Motor Express for his entire career retiring on July 31, 1998.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sally; children, Brian and Kathy Boerigter of Borculo, Gina and Wade Tanis of Hamilton, Bridget and Mike Miles of Saugatuck, Brandon Boerigter of…

                                            • Gloria Hardy, 86

                                              Gloria Hardy, 86, of Holland, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Arrrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                              • Hilda A. Petrovich Dec. 16, 1915-Aug. 8, 2008

                                                Hilda A. Petrovich, age 92, of Monroe, died at 1 a.m. on August 8, 2008 at the Lutheran Home of Monroe surrounded by her loving family.

                                                • Jack D. Wetzel

                                                  Jack D. Wetzel 38, Colon Jack Duane Wetzel, age 38, of Colon, Mich., and formerly of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his home.  Jack was born Feb. 28, 1970, in Sturgis, a son of the late Robert L. and Jane C. (Beers) Wetzel. He grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis High School with the class of 1990.  On July 15, 2005, Jack married Buffi Bauman in Centreville.  He had worked for the former Parker Ambulance Co. of Sturgis for 12 years as a first responder and was presently employed…

                                                • James C. Bohannon Nov. 24, 1932-Aug. 7, 2008

                                                  James Curtis Bohannon, age 75, of Newport was received into Jesus' loving arms on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 after his passing at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. He had been under the care of Heartland Hospice and Homecare.

                                                  • Jean Wilson, 39

                                                    Jean Wilson, age 39, of Holland, formerly of Falconer, NY, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at her home. Jean was born April 7, 1969 in Jamestown, NY, to Joseph and DeEtte (Worster) Dispenza. She was a 1987 graduate of Falconer High School where she was active in sports. Jean was an avid New York Yankee’s fan. She was also an active and passionate supporter of Relay for Life. Jean was a member of the Bonnie and Clyde Bowling League. She was employed with Lakeshore Allergy, P.C. Jean was preceded in…

                                                    • Katie Vest

                                                      Katie Vest, 19, of Eastpointe died Aug. 5, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                                      • Kenneth Korhorn, 41

                                                        SSG Kenneth Eugene Korhorn, 41, of Elgin, IL formerly of Big Rapids, MI, passed away suddenly at Porter County Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack while traveling from Michigan to Illinois.   He was born on August 23, 1966 in Big Rapids, MI to Kenneth E. Korhorn, Sr, and the late Betty Lou (Wittenbach) Korhorn.  S.Sgt. Korhorn graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1984 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Hope College.  The past eighteen years he has served his country in…

                                                        • Mary A. Britton

                                                          Mary A. Britton, age 93, of Alpena, formerly of Tecumseh and Lake George, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Alpena. She was born March 3, 1915, in Tecumseh, Mich., the daughter of S. Henry and Nettie (Kaiser) Smith. She married Dr. William “Doc” Britton on June 4, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1998. Mary was a graduate of Tecumseh High School, Class of 1933, and attended Cleary College. She was employed in the animal brokerage business in Ann Arbor and Hayden Fuels in Tecumseh. Following…

                                                          • Mary Britton

                                                            Services have been set for Mary A. Britton, age 93 of Alpena, formerly of Tecumseh, who died Friday in Alpena. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Hawkins of NewSongCommunity Church officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway. A full obituary will appear in Monday’s edition.

                                                            • Onda Vae Sutton

                                                              Onda Vae Sutton, 92, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Thursday morning August 7, 2008 at her home. She was born May 31, 1916, in DeKalb County, Ind., a daughter to the late George Bradford & Agnes (Brown) Denison. Mrs. Sutton had resided in Sturgis since 1977 coming from Angola, Ind. On June 15, 1935, she married Raymond M. “Bubb” Sutton in Waterloo, Ind. He died March 7, 1977. She was a homemaker and a talented seamstress. For many years she did mending and repair work to clothing for the…

                                                              • Paul Allen Swift

                                                                Paul Allen Swift, age 46, of Clayton went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at South Shore Hospital in Trenton. He was born Feb. 27, 1962, in Columbus, Ga., to Grant and Claudette (Allen) Swift. On Dec. 17, 1987, he married Terry Johnson in Toledo and she survives. Paul was a dedicated auto worker for the UAW for 25 years and had been currently employed by the Trenton Engine Plant since 1992. Paul was an avid Sand Creek football fan who never missed a game. He was a devoted husband, loving son and…

                                                                • Paul L. Fenwick

                                                                  Paul Lester Fenwick, age 74, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away suddenly at Three Rivers Health. He was born March 4, 1934, in Kalamazoo, Mich., a son of Lester Elmer and Ethelyn Dorothy (Bradford) Fenwick. Mr. Fenwick was a lifelong resident of this area. On June 3, 1956, he married the love of his life, Shirley Lash. They made Three Rivers their home since that time where Paul has enjoyed farming with his brother, Walter, fishing, watching Tiger’s Baseball and especially spending time with his…

                                                                  • Paul Tieman, 88

                                                                    Paul Tieman, age 88, of Holland died on Friday, August 08, 2008 at his home.   Paul was a member of the Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and was a veteran serving in the Dutch Navy. He had worked for Koning and JamesWay Tool& Die. He was preceded in death by a son Peter F. Tieman in 1978.   He is survived by his wife Johanna and children, Susan Tieman of Grand Rapids, and Earl and Debra Tieman of Holland; 2 grandchildren; Several family members in the Netherlands.   A private family…

                                                                    • Richard J. Wilson

                                                                      On Saturday, August 9, 2008, after a long and courageous battle against cancer, Richard Joseph Wilson, 61, of Coldwater, passed on to meet his God, his Savior, and his family and friends who have passed on before him. Richard was born June 6, 1947, in St. Ignace, Mich., to George & Florence (Derusha) Wilson. He married Nancy Patterson on December 6, 1986 in Chicago. Richard worked for the railroad for over 40 years, starting at the age of 19. He worked for Penn Central, Conrail and most recently…

                                                                      • Robert Kauffman

                                                                        Robert Kauffman, age 76 of Adrian, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, under the care of his family and Hospice. Robert was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Adrian to Albert and Jean Kauffman. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College in 1953. In 1956 he obtained his Master of Divinity from Oberlin Seminary. On June 16, 1956, Robert married Kathleen Ruesink in Adrian. Kathleen, his wife of over 52 years, survives. Robert served United Church of Christ parishes in Wisconsin, Ohio,…

                                                                        • Russell H. Langham

                                                                          Russell H. Langham, age 86, of Tecumseh passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 

                                                                          • Sally Jean Fruchey Aug. 8, 2008

                                                                            Sally Jean Fruchey, 55, of Sutherland, VA, formerly of Luna Pier, entered into rest after a long and tiring illness on Friday, August 8, 2008.

                                                                            • Sharon Pfaff Oct. 5, 1932-Aug. 7, 2008

                                                                              Sharon Pfaff, 75 years, of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Temperance, MI died Thursday, August 7, 2008, in Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers, FL. She was born Sharon Mae Ogle October 5, 1932, in Toledo.

                                                                              • Sr. Adrienne Higgins, O.P.

                                                                                Sr. Adrienne Higgins, O.P., age 89, of Adrian died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                • Steve Deters, 97

                                                                                  Mr. Steve Deters age 97, of Holland, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at Resthaven Boersma Cottage.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Johanna, in 2005; son-in-law, Vern Van Oss; and three great-grandchildren.  Steve retired from Chris Craft in Holland and farmed for many years in  East Saugatuck.  He is survived by his children, Paul and Lola Deters of East Saugatuck, Glenda and Dick Tubergen of Hudsonville, Jan Van Oss of Holland; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters,…

                                                                                  • Ted Friedgen, 43

                                                                                    Mr. Ted Friedgen, age 43 of Grand Haven died from accidental injuries Wednesday evening.   Ted was born August 23, 1964 in Belton, Texas to Theodore R. and Charlene (King) Friedgen. He married the former Nancy Boyd on September 10, 1994 in Grand Haven. Ted worked for Ottawa Gage in Holland for 19 years and the last 3 years at Pro-Tool.  He is survived by his wife; Nancy, two children, Nikki and T. J.;  His mother; Charlene Mc Kee, Grand Haven and his in-laws; John and Sylvia Boyd of Holland. 1 brother;…

                                                                                    • Thomas A. Wagner

                                                                                      Thomas A. Wagner, 62, of Monroe died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                      • Thomas A. Wagner Sept. 19, 1945- Aug. 9, 2008

                                                                                        Thomas A. Wagner, 62, of Monroe died at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m.

                                                                                        • Valerie Ann Talbott

                                                                                          Valerie Ann Talbott, age 72, of Three Rivers, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.  She was bon in Three Rivers on Dec. 2, 1935, a daughter of Drexel and Catherine (Hanley) Lamb.  Ann was a graduate of Three Rivers High School and went to Europe as a foreign exchange student.  On March 1, 1958, she married William B. Talbott  in Three Rivers.  Ann received her teacher’s degree from Western Michigan University and first taught at Hannah-McClure Elementary in…

                                                                                          • Veola K. Finn Aug. 6, 2008

                                                                                            Veola K. Finn of Bradenton, Florida passed away August 6, 2008.

                                                                                            • Victoria ‘Susie’ Hottum

                                                                                              Victoria “Susie” Hottum, age 59, of Adrian passed away Aug. 9, 2008. She was born Sept. 17, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Adam and Lillian (Bachorowski) Stempien. On Feb. 14, 1994, she married Larry Hottum. He survives. In addition to her husband, Larry, she is survived by her children, Victoria Trent and Douglas Horeczko; her grandchildren, Lili-Anne, Alysia, Paige, Stephanie, Katrina and Rebecca; and two brothers, Richard (Patricia) Stempien and Leonard (Debbie) Stempien. She was preceded…

                                                                                              • Virginia June Roenick June 6, 1918- Aug. 8, 2008

                                                                                                Virginia June Roenick, 90 of Summerfield Twp, died Friday at Harborside of Sylvania.

                                                                                                • William 'Billy Bee' Gentry Jr. Oct. 18, 1948-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                                                  William Gentry Jr., age 59, of Temperance, MI died Sunday, August 10, 2008, in his home. The son of Willie and Jesse (Reed) Gentry, he was born October 18, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio and married Linda Shrader in 1970.

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