Friday, August 15, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/15/08

  • Ann Lynch

    Lynch, Ann M. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Lynch passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at Brian's House, age 56 years. She was born January 4, 1952 in Bay City. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services are being planned for Saturday. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's edition of the paper. Gephart Funeral Home

    • Anthony Klaasen, 96

      Anthony “Tony” Klaasen, 96, of Holland, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St.

      • Bernard D. ‘Ike’ Isaacson

        Bernard D. “Ike”  Isaacson, Sr., 74, of Adrian passed away, Aug. 12, 2008. He was born May 24, 1934, in Adrian, the son of Thomas and Eleanor (Steih) Isaacson. On April 6, 1957, he married Patricia Nagel in Adrian. She survives. Bernard was retired from the Ford Motor Co., Rawsonville Plant.   In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his children, Sheri (Stuart) Harman, Bernard (Kathy) Isaacson, Jr., Thomas (Dawn) Isaacson, Charleen (Mark) Machan-Garland, Wayne (Georgine) Isaacson, George…

        • Brenda Joyce Taynor Dec. 13, 1956-July 17, 2008

          Brenda Joyce Taynor, age 51, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2008, at the Concord Care Center in Toledo, where her favorite nurse, Amy Hudson, spoiled her, gave her special care and loved her deeply.

          • Carl L. Manis April 24, 1933-Aug. 12, 2008

            Carl L. Manis, 75, of Newport went to rest with his Heavenly Father after being ill for several months. He passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, in his home with his loving family by his side.

            • Carl Manis Aug. 12, 2008

              Carl Manis, 75, of Newport died at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday in his home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

              • Charles Fields, 82

                Charles Max Fields, 82, of Lexington, S.C., passed away Thursday, August 7, 2008. Born in Alexandria, Indiana, he was the son of the late Evert and Ruth Swiller Fields. Max was a long time resident of Holland and Zeeland. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Sally Blake and Jim Riley of Lexington, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Roseanne Fields of Garland, Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Fields; and two sons, Jeffery and…

                • 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. 

                  • Delores (Rendel) Fritz

                    Delores (Rendel) Fritz, age 69, of Lake Wales, Fla., died on Aug. 10, 2008, due to respiratory failure. She was predeceased by her father, Curtis Rendel, and mother, Velma (Grubbs) Rendel; sisters, Gladys (Rendel) Cole and Norma (Rendel) Sellers; brothers, Ronald Rendel and Carl Lester Rendel. Survivors include her husband, James Fritz of Lake Wales, Fla.; son, Steve Fritz of Onsted; daughters, Barbara Iott and Lori Hoffman, both of Deerfield; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister, Marian…

                    • Donald Wolverton

                      Wolverton, Donald B. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Wolverton passed away Saturday afternoon August 9, 2008 at his residence. Age 81 years. Funeral services are being planned for Friday and a complete obituary will be announced in Wednesday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. Gephart Funeral Home

                      • 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…

                        • Dorothy Vensel Aug. 14, 2008

                          Dorothy Vensel, 86, of Monroe died at 4:20 this morning at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements by the Allore Chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

                          • Dorothy Vensel Jan. 6, 1922-Aug. 14, 2008

                            Dorothy Vensel, age 86, of Monroe passed away Thursday morning at The Lutheran Home, she had been in declining health.

                            • Douglas Dimeff July 3, 1942-Aug. 12, 2008

                              Douglas Dimeff, age 66, of Monroe, MI passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 5:15 AM in his home with his loving family at his bedside. Doug had been in poor health for several months.

                              • Edward Gosney

                                GOSNEY, Edward Harris - Age 60, of Grand Blanc, died Monday, August 11, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 7:30 PM Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation will be from 2 PM until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contribution Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                                • Elizabeth Marie Gibson August 9, 2008

                                  Elizabeth Marie Gibson was received into the arms of Her Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2008.

                                  • Frances L. Buckhold

                                    Frances Louise Buckhold, age 92, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away early on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at the Sunshine Adult Foster Care Home. She was born May 8, 1916, in St. Joseph County, a daughter of William A. and Edith (Keller) Tessin. Mrs. Buckhold was a lifelong resident, graduating from Three Rivers High School in the class of 1934 where she played soccer and baseball and ran track. On July 18, 1937, she married the late Howard C. Buckhold who preceded her in death in December 1972. Frances was…

                                    • Frank Lipton, 93

                                      Frank J. Lipton, age 93, of Fennville, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Golden Acres Christian Retirement Home.  Frank was born in Chicago on April 19, 1915.  He worked as a police officer in Chicago before retiring.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.  Frank was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Douglas, MI.  Surviving are his wife, Bertha I. Hren; a brother, Richard Lipkovitz of Indiana; a sister, Elizabeth Mork, of Holland; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services…

                                      • Gerald L. Smith

                                        Gerald L. Smith, age 86, of Onsted died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

                                        • Grace Booker Aug. 13, 2008

                                          Grace Booker, 88, of Monroe died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday in her home. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                          • Helen Higgins Reid

                                            Helen Higgins Reid, age 84, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Adrian, died April 1, 2008, at her home. She is survived by her children and their respective spouses, who all cherished her, Joan (Don) Sievenpiper, Martha (Ray) LeZotte, Laura Reid, Roberta (Brian) Marshall and William (Susan) Reid, as well as her grandchildren, James LeZotte, Karen (Steven) Raffenaud, Jonathan Marshall, Alexander Reid, Ryan Reid and Clayton Reid, and great-grandchild, Addison Raffenaud.  Her only surviving sibling is…

                                            • John Robbert, 92

                                              John Robbert, 92, of Holland, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, in Holland Hospital.  Arrangements will be announced later by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes. 

                                              • June Glover

                                                GLOVER, June Spence Brushaber - Age 93, of Grand Blanc, died Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Avalon Hospice. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, August 15, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Flint, 746 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Interment will be held at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held 5-8 PM Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton and 10 AM until the time of service at the church on Friday. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to…

                                                • Larry R. Owens Sr. Dec. 2, 1952-Aug. 12, 2008

                                                  Larry R. Owens Sr., age 55, of Monroe, MI went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, in Monroe. Larry was born December 2, 1952, in Monroe, MI, the son of James H. and Bobbie Ruth (Manis) Owens Sr..

                                                  • Larry Robert Owens Aug. 12, 2008

                                                    Larry Robert Owens, 55, of Monroe died Tuesday. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                    • LeRoy C. Kishpaugh

                                                      A memorial service for LeRoy Charles Kishpaugh will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the First Baptist Church in Weston. Mr. Kishpaugh, 86, a former resident of Fairfield Township, passed away July 30, 2008, in Round Rock, Texas.

                                                      • Lillie M. Pearson

                                                        Lillie M. Pearson, 53, of 15422 Indian Prairie Road, White Pigeon, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Heartland Health Care, Three Rivers, after a four-month illness. She was born Jan. 18, 1955, in Sturgis, a daughter of Robert W. and Mary A. (Wortsbaugh) Harrison, and was a White Pigeon area resident all of her life. On March 3, 1973, she married Thomas M. Pearson in White Pigeon. She was a homemaker and had been employed by Mottville Speedway and Pioneer in Constantine. Lillie was a member of the…

                                                        • Louise Priest

                                                          PRIEST - Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Louise "Lou" Priest will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 18, at St. John Vianney Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., and one hour prior to Mass on Monday at Church. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's press.

                                                          • Lucy Coquigne

                                                            COQUIGNE, Lucy Olive - Of Swartz Creek, died Monday, August 11, 2008, two weeks before her 102nd birthday. Funeral services will be held 11AM Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden with Pastor Kay Adair officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linden. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Mundy Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Coquigne was born August 27, 1906 in…

                                                            • Margaret Gensler Aug. 13, 2008

                                                              Margaret Gensler, 91, of Lake City, formerly of Monroe County, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                              • Margaret Jeanette Gensler June 3, 1917-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                Margaret Jeanette Gensler, formerly of Monroe, Michigan, went to be with her Lord on August 13, 2008, at Belle Oakes Living Center in Lake City, Michigan. She was 91.

                                                                • Margaret Kendrick, 50

                                                                  Margaret Kendrick, 50, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. Arrangements are pending by Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                                  • Marian Rose, 88

                                                                    Marian Hazel Rose, age 88, of Holland, died Thursday, August 14, 2008, in a local nursing home. Marian was born, raised, and lived all of her life in the Holland area.  She was a graduate of Holland High School in 1938.  She was a long time member of Trinity Reformed Church and was the owner of the Marionette Coffee shop formerly in downtown Holland.    She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gary Kempkers; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Rose; brother, Rex Koetsier; grandsons, Gary Rose and Shannon Rose.…

                                                                    • Millard Maynard Burg

                                                                      Millard Maynard Burg, 97, of Sturgis, Mich.,  passed away Feb. 1, 2008, at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. He was born April 5, 1910, in Sturgis, Mich.,a son to the late Edward & Elizabeth (Copenhafer) Burg. Millard was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1928. On July 4, 1936, he married Evelyn Peckham in Howe, Ind. She died January 18, 1995. Millard was a talented sign painter by trade and owned and operated Burg Advertising Service…

                                                                      • Milton Doan, 76

                                                                        Milton L. “Mick” Doan, age 76, of Holland, died after a long battle with heart disease Monday, August 11, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. He was born and raised in Adrian, MI. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1952. He married Lois Peavey on August 10, 1957.  He was a draftsman for many years, and retired from Brazeway Aluminum in 1991. In 1996 he moved to Holland to be closer to family.  Mick was also an avid billiards player. Milton was preceded in death by grandchildren, Maggie, Dane, and…

                                                                        • 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…

                                                                          • Philip Rentschler

                                                                            RENTSCHLER, PHILIP B. D.D.S. - Of Horton, Michigan, passed away, August 11, 2008 at Allegiance Health in Jackson, at the age of 73. He was born November 13, 1934 in Jackson, Michigan, the son of Bernice (Mitchell) Rentschler. A complete obituary will follow in Friday's paper. Dr. Rentschler was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Michigan where a memorial service to honor his life will be held on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 12:00 noon with the Reverend Edward Ross…

                                                                            • 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…

                                                                              • Rita Krieger Oct. 8, 1929-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                                On August 13, 2008, beloved wife, mother and grandmother Rita Krieger, 78, of Toledo went to join her heavenly Father.

                                                                                • Rita Marie Betz

                                                                                  Rita Marie Betz, 87, of Blissfield passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio facility in Perrysburg, Ohio. Rita was born on Nov. 29, 1920, in Sylvania, Ohio, the daughter of Joel and Helena (Labadie) LaPoint. She was married on Aug. 23, 1941, to Mearl C. Betz, who preceded her in death in 2005. Rita was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blissfield.  Surviving are two children, Diane (Gary) Spillman of Adrian and Dennis (Mary) Betz of Sylvania; four…

                                                                                  • Roseanne Mary Bairley July 22, 1919-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                                    Roseanne Mary Bairley, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, August 10, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Monroe, MI on July 22, 1919, Roseanne was the daughter of Ada Mae LaPointe and Frank Heil.

                                                                                    • Sherri S. (Wilson) Briddle Jan. 27, 1969- Aug. 11, 2008

                                                                                      Sherri S. (Wilson) Briddle, 39, of Carleton died at 3:37 p.m. Monday in Mercy Memorial Hospital's emergency room. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

                                                                                      • Sister Beres, O.P.

                                                                                        Sister Mary Elizabeth Beres, formerly known as Sister Marie Jonathan Beres, died on Aug. 12, 2008, at her residence at 3230 Oakbrook Lane, Clarkston, Ga. She was 66 years of age and in the 47th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.  Sister Mary Elizabeth was born in Birmingham, Ala., to John and Ethel (Belenyesi) Beres. Sister graduated from St. Mary High School in Jackson, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College…

                                                                                        • Snoda Hurley

                                                                                          Snoda Hurley, age 85, of Adrian died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.

                                                                                          • Stephen L. Sherman July 4, 1954-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                                            Stephen quot;Steve quot; L. Sherman, age 54 years, of Petersburg, MI died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH. Born July 4, 1954, in Parson, WV, he was the son of Oscar and LaVelle (Phillips) Sherman.

                                                                                            • Teresa T. Klawinski

                                                                                              Teresa T. Klawinski, age 95, of Bronson, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater.  She had been in failing health. Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Teresa Klawinski will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson with Rev. Fr. Richard A. Fritz officiating. Prayers before Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson. Friends may call at the Kolcz Funeral Home from  4-7 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be…

                                                                                              • Todie Joe ‘Tod’ Phillips

                                                                                                Todie Joe “Tod” Phillips, age 49, of Manitou Beach passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, as a result of a motorcycle accident in Franklin Township, Lenawee County, Mich. He was born on July 21, 1959, in Addison, to Gary Allen and Louise Marie (LaBoe) Phillips. Tod lived in Arizona for eight years and then he lived in the Manitou Beach area the rest of his life. He was a skilled roofer for many years. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter of big game and he loved Geo Caching. Surviving are two sons, Todie…

                                                                                                • Todie Phillips

                                                                                                  PHILLIPS, TODIE JOE "TOD"- Age 49, of Manitou Beach, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Franklin Township, Lenawee County, MI. Born on July 21, 1959 in Addison, to Gary Allen and Louise Marie (LaBoe) Phillips. Tod lived in Arizona for eight years and then he lived in the Manitou Beach area the rest of his life. He was a skilled roofer for many years. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter of big game and he loved Geo Cashing. Surviving are two sons, Todie…

                                                                                                  • Victor J. Floyd Jan. 18, 1947-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                                                    Victor J. Floyd, age 61 years, of Temperance and formerly of Erie, MI, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                  • Vivian Kattoula

                                                                                                    KATTOULA, Vivian - Age 44, of Grand Blanc, died Sunday, August 10, 2008 at her residence. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2PM Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11824 S. Saginaw St. Grand Blanc with Fr. Kenneth Coughlin celebrant. Burial will follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Waterford. Visitation will be held 3-9PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. with a Rosary being prayed at 7PM. Visitation will also be held 1PM…

                                                                                                    • Walter Wolcott

                                                                                                      Walter Wolcott, 71, of Tampa, Fla, went to be with the Lord as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1956, attended Emmaus Bible College in 1957 and graduated from Ferris State University in 1961. He married Barbara Hesselink in 1959. Surviving are his wife; son, David Wolcott of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Kathy (Wolcott) Haynes of Hendersonville, NC; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; a brother, Merton and Jane Wolcott;  sister,…

                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                        • William C. Carter

                                                                                                          William C. Carter, age 84, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be in a better place on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village Nursing Home. He was born July 22, 1924, in Neptune, N.J., a son of the late John and May Bell (Squire) Carter. William resided in New Jersey and was employed as a sheet metal worker until moving to Southern California in 1962 where he owned and operated a custom drapery shop with his second wife, Marie.  They moved to Carmichaels, Pa., in 1992, and after Marie’s death in 2002…

                                                                                                          • Willis Essink, 89

                                                                                                            Willis M. Essink, 89, of Bentheim, died Thursday, August 14, 2008, at his home.  Willis was born April 8, 1919 in Overisel Township to George and Jennie Essink.  During World War II, Willis served four years in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.  Willis was a farmer prior to retiring in 1980 and then volunteered for International Aid.  He was also a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church where he previously served as an elder and deacon.  Willis was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon…

                                                                                                            • Zacarra Michele Madison June 11, 2008-Aug. 11, 2008

                                                                                                              Our little Angel Zacarra Michele Madison went to heaven on August 11, 2008. Zacarra was born on June 11, 2008, in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by her parents, Deidre R.

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