Saturday, August 23, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/23/08

  • Albert E. LeBlanc

    Albert E. LeBlanc, age 78, of Adrian, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. The funeral service for Al will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Herter officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at Wagley Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Al may be made to Hope Lutheran Church. Envelopes…

    • Albert L. Carter Dec. 22, 1920-Aug. 22, 2008

      Albert L. Carter, 87, of Temperance, MI, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, in St. Anne Mercy Hospital.

      • Alma Golden

        Alma "Ted" Golden, 94, of Roseville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Henry Ford Hospice, Warren. She was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Beulah, Ky.

        • Alvin J. Bos, 86

          Alvin J. Bos, 86, died Aug. 21, 2008, in Hospice House of Holland. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., with burial in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

          • Angela Marie Hall Sept. 16, 1921-Aug. 10, 2008

            Angela Marie Hall, 86, formerly of Monroe, died Aug. 10. Arrangements by Rose Family Home and Cremation, Simi Valley, Calif.

            • Ann Field Aug. 22, 2008

              Ann Field, age 94, of Monroe died this morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by the Allore chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

              • Anne Marie Steffens, 95

                Anne Marie Steffens, age 95, of Holland, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, in a local nursing home. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and long time resident of Holland and Macatawa Park. She and her husband owned and operated the Steffens Food Market. She was a long time member of Fourth Reformed Church of Holland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leonard D. Steffens, in 2005; brothers, Henry and Harold (Curly) Dorn; and sister, June Vander Kolk. Her family includes her brother,…

                • BAWDEN GLORIA L

                  • Bertha Kootstra, 95

                    Bertha Kootstra, age 95, of Holland died Thursday August 21, 2008 in a local nursing home. Bertha was a graduate of Holland High School and of The Blodgett Hospital nursing program. She worked as a RN for Dr. Helbing in Holland for many years. She was a lifelong member of North Holland Reformed Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher and a member of the ladies aid. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 1985. Her family includes:  daughter Janice and Bernard Weidenaar of Cedar,…

                    • Birdena C. Flint

                      Birdena C. Flint, 106, of Castle Rock, Colo., and formerly of Wolcottville, Ind.; died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Castle Rock Care Center in Castle Rock. Mrs. Flint was born in LaGrange, Ind., on Oct. 7, 1901, to Clayton and Clara (Young) Healey.  She lived in Johnson Township for most of her life until she moved to West Chester, Ohio in 1992.  She then moved to Castle Rock in 2000. Mrs. Flint attended Tri-State Teacher’s College in Angola, Ind.  She taught from 1919 to 1921 at Beaty School, a…

                      • Bos, Alvin J.

                        will be Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lakeshore Memorial Services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Holland. An online registry book is available at for those who cannot attend the services.

                        • CAPRANICA RENA

                          Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Prayer service 7 p.m. Instate Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 20955 Bournemouth, Harper Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 25925 Telegraph Rd, Suite 102, Southfield, MI 48033.

                          • CARLIN FRANCIS

                            at the A.H.Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd) Warren, Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. In state at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 Fifteen Mile Rd., Clinton Twp., Monday, 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.

                            • COLEMAN MARY

                              Saturday 3-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Sunday 12 Noon until time of Funeral Service 12:30 p.m. at North Congregational Church, 37520 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orchard Lake Community Church (Presbyterian), or North Congregational Church.

                              • Catherine Heffron

                                Catherine Heffron of Adrian, Mich., and Naples, Fla., passed away in peace surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 21, 2008. She was born on May 22, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio, to Dr. Thomas Sr. and Catherine Acklen Brown. While attending and graduating from Vanderbilt University, she was a member of the Tri-Delta sorority. On June 20, 1942, she wed Dr. Charles Heffron, who preceded her in death on July 22, 1996. Residing in Adrian, she made a home for her family. A lifelong member of the Presbyterian…

                                • Charles Pierce

                                  Pierce, Charles A. Bay City, Michigan Passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at the age of 71. The Funeral Service will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Stapish Cederberg Funeral Home West. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., on Monday from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. where a Vigil for the Deceased will take place at 7:30 p.m., and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday edition. Stapish Cederberg…

                                  • DOBSON DOROTHY A

                                    Sunday 2-8 p.m. and Service Monday 11 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to William Beaumont Hospice appreciated. Share your memories at

                                    • DONAHUE CAROLYN ELIZABETH

                                      will be 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy. / east of Evergreen and south of 10 Mile on southside service drive). Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. with in state at 9 a.m. Monday Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield (25225 Code Road / north off 10 Mile between Lahser and Telegraph). In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society will be accepted. Share a memory or condolences at

                                      • DONOVAN ARTHUR L

                                        Sunday 1-9 p.m. with a wake service 8:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                        • Daryl L. Monday Feb. 24, 1955-Aug. 20, 2008

                                          Daryl L. Monday, age 53, of Monroe passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Daryl was born on February 24, 1955, in Monroe, Michigan to Gideon and Alice Louise (Butler) Monday.

                                          • DeSPIRT MARGARET MARIE

                                            Age 83, August 21, 2008. Loving wife of Peter. Dear mother of Donna (Michael E.) Parker. Grandmother of Andy and Ben. Sister of Eleanor (LeRoy) Bruha, Charles (Evelyn) Verschaeve, Rosemary (the late Leonard) Lamm, the late Ray, Emma, Bertha and Valere. Funeral Mass Monday, August 25, 2008 10:30 a.m. with an in state of 9:30 a.m at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral…

                                            • Debra Jean Walters

                                              • Dorothy Jozefiak

                                                JOZEFIAK, (Schemanski) Dorothy Ann - Age 75, of Swartz Creek, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Genesys Hospice Care Center, Goodrich. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, August 21, 2008 at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 7563 Mary St., Swartz Creek, Fr. Steven Mattson, celebrant. Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-9PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Rd. Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek; and 10AM Thursday until time of mass at church. In lieu of…

                                                • Dorothy Schwartz, 89

                                                  Dorothy Schwartz (formerly Dorothy Cook), age 89, of Holland, went to meet the Lord on Friday, August 22, 2008.  She was born August 25, 1918 in Prairie View, Kansas and was only three days short of her 90th birthday. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holland and attended the First Baptist Church of Palmetto, Florida during the winter months. She was a former member of the Holland Women’s Literary Society and was a cosmetologist and an independent businesswoman who operated her own beauty…

                                                  • Dow, Barbara J.

                                                    BARBARA J. DOW, 88, of Inland Township, passed away Aug. 20, 2008, at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City.A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. The family will begin receiving friends at noon. Interment will immediately follow at the Inland Township Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Harris-Sheffler…

                                                    • Dr. Amos ‘Andy’ Anderson

                                                      Dr. Amos “Andy” Anderson, age 88, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at his home in Florida. Arrangements are pending at Wagley Funeral Home.

                                                      • Elnorah "Ellie" Ann Kabchef March 14, 1923- Aug. 19, 2008

                                                        Elnorah quot;Ellie quot; Ann Kabchef, age 85 years, of Bedford Twp, MI died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at Windhaven Elderly Care Center, Temperance, MI.

                                                        • Evelyn Sonner

                                                          ANGOLA, Ind. — Evelyn Sonner, 81, of Angola, Ind.,  died Tuesday, Aug.19, 2008 at the Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Ind. She was born Feb. 25, 1927 in Peru, Indiana to Ervin and Bernice (Leland) Sonner.                  There is no visitation scheduled. A graveside funeral service will be held at noon,  Friday,  Aug. 22, 2008 at the South Scott Cemetery, Angola,Ind. with the Rev. Norm Fuller officiating. Burial will be in the South Scott Cemetery –Angola, Ind. Condolences may be…

                                                          • FORD GLADYS MARIE

                                                            Sunday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Monday 12 noon at the funeral home. Memorials to the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, 1700 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Share memories at

                                                            • Ferguson, Clyde G.

                                                              TRAVERSE CITY ? Clyde Grant Ferguson, 93, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.He was born Nov. 17, 1914, in Berville, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; son, Kenneth (Gloria) Ferguson; daughter, Phyllis (Mike) Clark; six grandchildren, Kenneth (Anna) Ferguson, Kimberly (Rick) Russell, Kathy (Jerry) Workman, Keith (Mary) Ferguson, Jeffrey (Kris) Ferguson, and Charity Grigal; 15 great-grandchildren, Jesse, Jordan and Ariha Ferguson, Jeremy and Kurt Davis, Tim Hinman,…

                                                              • Forrest Lewis

                                                                LEWIS, FORREST A. "GUMP" - Age 33, of Cement City, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at The Toledo Hospital, in Toledo, OH, after a courageous battle against liver cancer. Born on June 13, 1975, in Augsburg, Germany to Wilbur A. and Karen S. (Carter) Lewis. He married Misty S. Wetherell on September 15, 2007 at Manitou Beach, MI, and she survives. Forrest lived in Adrian, Manitou Beach and then in Cement City for the past four years. He attended Adrian High School. He was employed by…

                                                                • Forrest ‘Gump’ A. Lewis

                                                                  Forrest “Gump” A. Lewis, age 33, of Cement City passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, after a courageous battle against liver cancer. He was born on June 13, 1975, in Augsburg, Germany, to Wilbur A. and Karen S. (Carter) Lewis. He married Misty S. Wetherell on Sept. 15, 2007, at Manitou Beach, and she survives. Forrest lived in Adrian, Manitou Beach and then in Cement City for the past four years. He attended Adrian High School. He was employed by Kelley…

                                                                  • Francis Carlin

                                                                    Francis "Frank" Carlin, 84, of Clinton Township, formerly of Warren, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Detroit.

                                                                    • Fred Collins Aug. 20, 2008

                                                                      Fred Collins, 62, of Pikeville, N.C., formerly of Monroe, died Wednesday morning. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                      • GOLDEN ALMA

                                                                        "TED" August 21, 2008. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear sister of Pete (Sue) Guy. Aunt of Brian Marko. Ted was predeceased by her siblings, Virgie Watts, Glenn Etherton, Ila Mae Marko, Elton "Bill" Etherton, and her nephew Alan Marko. She was loved by her devoted family, friends, and cat, Tinker. In state Monday 2:00 pm until the time of service 3:30 pm at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp.. Burial Forestlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Henry Ford…

                                                                        • Gerald Crabill

                                                                          QUINCY — Funeral arrangements are pending for Gerald Crabill, age 55, of Coldwater, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. Arrangements will be handled by George White Funeral Home, 111 E. Chicago, Quincy.    

                                                                          • Geronimo Ortiz Jr., 54

                                                                            Geronimo Ortiz Jr., 54, of West Olive, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Services are noon, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Resurrection Life Church, 1006 S. Washington Ave., Holland. Burial will be in Port Sheldon Township Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.

                                                                            • Gertrude De Jonge, 89

                                                                              Gertrude “Pat” De Jonge, 89, of Holland, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at the Hospice House of Holland. Arrangements will be announced by the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St.

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                                                                                  Ann Field, age 94, of Monroe passed away at 6:57 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.

                                                                                  • HUBBELL COLIN J

                                                                                    2-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier (at Mack). Light a candle and share a memory at

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                                                                                      • Harriet M. Sweet June 15, 1916-Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                        Harriet M. Sweet, age 92, of Monroe died August 22nd at the Lutheran Home of Monroe.

                                                                                        • Harriet Mary Sweet Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                          Harriet Mary Sweet, 92, of Monroe died early this morning at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements by the Allore chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

                                                                                          • Hazel Alderink, 98

                                                                                            Hazel Alderink, 98, of Holland, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at an area care center. Arrangements will be announced by the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel.

                                                                                            • Henry Helton Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                              Henry Helton, 79, died at 7:07 p.m. Friday at Tendercare of Monroe.

                                                                                              • Hill, E. Jane

                                                                                                TRAVERSE CITY ? E. Jane Hill, 78, of Traverse City, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2008, at Munson Medical Center, after a long and courageous battle with lung disease.Born Jan. 6, 1930, in Detroit, she was the daughter of the late Willis Moody and Beulah Cedilla (Good) Lutz. On March 28, 1981, in Suttons Bay, she married Richard John "Dick" Hill. They remained joyfully devoted to each other for 27 wonderful years. After many years in the tourist business in Traverse City, Jane and her…

                                                                                                • Ida F. Hiemstra

                                                                                                  Ida F. Hiemstra, age 85, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Sherman Township, a daughter of the late Elmer and Irene Hazel (Perrin) Reichard-Will. Ida had resided in the Sturgis area her whole life. On Feb. 25, 1945, she married Edwin F. Hiemstra in Sturgis. He died Aug. 29, 1986. Ida’s last employment was working as a caretaker at Joyce Barnett’s Adult Foster Care Home. She had also been employed…

                                                                                                  • Ida Hiemstra

                                                                                                    HIEMSTRA, Ida F. Age 85 Of Sturgis Passed away August 20, 2008 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She is survived by her daughter, Joan (David) Alvey of Sturgis; her sons, John (Mary) Hiemstra of Northville and Walter (Lorrie) Hiemstra of Angola, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren and several cousins from the Blood and Perrin families and also her church family. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Saturday at the Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI…

                                                                                                    • James "Jim" Scott

                                                                                                      James "Jim" Scott, age 70, of Grand Haven passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008, in Muskegon.

                                                                                                      • James 'Jim' Scott

                                                                                                        James "Jim" Scott, 70, of Grand Haven died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, in Muskegon.

                                                                                                        • Johann Maurine Spalding

                                                                                                          Johann Maurine Spalding, age 80, of Ridgeway Township, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian. She was born September 7, 1927, the daughter of Clarence P. Warner and Lillie Mae (Noble) Warner. She married Russell Spalding on June 10, 1950, in East Lansing, Mich. Johann worked as a teacher for 33 years, teaching 23 years for the Dundee school system as well as in Reading, Britton and Mio-Au Sable schools. She, along with her husband, Russell, had the pleasure of teaching one year…

                                                                                                          • KOLACZ CATHERINE

                                                                                                            • Kenneth Collins, 78

                                                                                                              Kenneth R. Collins, age 78, of Holland, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, at his home.  He was born August 7, 1930 in Tryon, Oklahoma, to Edgar and Goldie (Sadler) Collins.  Ken came to Holland in 1968 from Kansas.  He married Virginia Fillpot, September 8, 1949.  Ken had been employed by the Heinz Co., Holland Hitch and worked 16 years at Metal Services of Western Michigan until his retirement in 1996.  Ken was a member of the Moose Lodge.  He is survived  by his wife of 59 years, Virginia; daughters,…

                                                                                                              • Kristopher D. Rodgers

                                                                                                                Staff Sergeant Kristopher Dan Rodgers, age 29, of Burr Oak, Mich., and formerly of Howe, Ind., was killed Saturday Aug. 16, 2008, in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, while serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was born Dec. 29, 1978, in LaGrange, Ind., a son of Danny and Kathryn (Smith) Rodgers.  Kristopher had resided in Howe, Ind., most of his life. He graduated from Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana with the class of 1998. On Oct. 2, 1999, he married Selina Schroeder in Three Rivers, Mich. …

                                                                                                                • Linda Lee Brinkmeier Sept. 10, 1938- Aug. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                  Linda Lee Brinkmeier, age 69, of South Rockwood died August 19, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

                                                                                                                  • Louise E. Gladstone

                                                                                                                    Louise  E.  Gladstone, age 89, of Coldwater, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater   The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today and from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday preceded by the eulogy at 6:45 p.m.  Prayers before Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kolcz Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson with Rev.…

                                                                                                                    • MARINOS ALEX C

                                                                                                                      begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to St. John Greek Orthodox Church or Charity of Donor's Choice. View obituary and share memories at

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                                                                                                                        • MARSDEN JOHN T

                                                                                                                          begins at the Stone Chapel 10:30a.m. Memorial Tributes to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 View obituary and share memories at

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                                                                                                                            • Mabel M. Lee Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                                                              Mabel M. Lee, 88, died at 10:37 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                              • Mali Finn, 69

                                                                                                                                Mali Finn, Emmy-award winning casting director for "Titanic", "L.A. Confidential”, "Terminator 2”, "8 Mile”, "The Matrix”, and 80 other films, died of melanoma on November 28, 2007, in Sonoma, California.  She was 69.  Mali taught at Holland High and Hope College, living in Holland from 1967-80.  James Cameron wrote at the opening of "Titanic”, "You have the nose of a bloodhound for finding talent."  She is survived by husband, Donn; son, David; her…

                                                                                                                                • Marclyn J. Hilbert

                                                                                                                                  Marclyn Jane Hilbert, 80, formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind.,  passed away Aug. 18, 2008 in Michigan.  Born in Fort Wayne, she moved to Plymouth, Mich., and then retired to North Twin Lake, Howe Ind., with her husband of 56 years, Dale Hilbert.  Born April 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Elvie W. and  Maude E. Dafforn of Fort Wayne, Ind.  A devoted wife and mother, bowling was an award-winning passion she enjoyed for 50 years. She was an avid gardener, fisherman and loved to dance.  Marclyn…

                                                                                                                                  • Margaret J. Hintz

                                                                                                                                    Margaret J. Hintz, age 83, of Tecumseh died at home on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. She was born on Dec. 1, 1924, in Clinton, the daughter of Francis and Hazel (Gray) Baird. She married Howard C. Hintz on Oct. 8, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 2002. Margaret was an active member of the Clinton United Church of Christ. She worked at the Clinton High School cafeteria from 1968 until retiring in 1987. She was an avid bowler in leagues for several years. Margaret and Howard enjoyed camping with their…

                                                                                                                                    • Marguerite Herzog

                                                                                                                                      Herzog, Marguerite Saginaw, Michigan Beloved mother, grandmother and great - grandmother passed away Friday August 22, 2008, at Covenant - Cooper at the age of 89 years. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday August 25, 2008, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 612 N. Michigan Ave. Fr. Ron Wagner will officiate with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and again at the church on…

                                                                                                                                      • Marian R. Stump

                                                                                                                                        Marian R. Stump, 91, of 65051 Youngs Prairie Road, Constantine, Mich., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

                                                                                                                                        • Marie S. Cartwright

                                                                                                                                          Marie S. Cartwright, 82, of Kimball, formerly of Warren, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in Mercy Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                          • Marjorie Ciaravino

                                                                                                                                            Ciaravino, Marjorie Ann Arbor, MI Age 90, died August 17, 2008 at her home. A full obituary will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                            • Marjorie E. Falkenstein

                                                                                                                                              Marjorie E. Falkenstein, 93, of Boulder Colo., and a former longtime Sturgis, Mich., resident and business owner, died Aug. 8, 2008, at the Frazier Meadows Nursing Home in Boulder. She was born Dec. 9, 1914, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late Clarence and Agnes Robinson. Marjorie married Elmer Falkenstein who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2000. With her husband and son,s for many years she had owned and operated Falkenstein’s Flowers, formerly Gibson’s Greenhouse located at 912 W. Chicago…

                                                                                                                                              • Marlene Shutes

                                                                                                                                                SHUTES, Ms. Marlene K. Of Vicksburg Passed away peacefully early Friday morning, August 15, 2008. A life celebration in her honor will be held at 2 o'clock on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at the Resurrection Life Church, 8157 DE Ave., Richland, MI 49083 with Pastor Lee Cummings, officiating. Full obituary may be viewed at JOLDERSMA & KLEIN 343-2628

                                                                                                                                                • Mary E. Dentel Saunders

                                                                                                                                                  Mary E. Dentel Saunders, age 89 years, of Addison, passed away Thursday evening, August 21, 2008, at her home. She was born August 4, 1919, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Irving and Esther (Halsey) Sanford. She was a lifelong resident of the Addison area and married Floyd Dentel in 1938. He died in 1964. She married Dayton Saunders in 1970, and he died in 1998. Mary was a graduate of Addison High School, Class of 1937, and of the Richard Saunders Cake Decorating School in Detroit in 1965. She enjoyed…

                                                                                                                                                  • Mary E. Rogers

                                                                                                                                                    Mary E. Rogers, 87, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Aug. 20, 2008. Mary was born March 19, 1921, in Sturgis, a daughter of Shirley and Edna (Kaechele) Griffeth. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego. On June 27, 1942, she married James F. Rogers, who survives. Also surviving are: two sons, Paul (Mae) Rogers of Huntington, Ind., and Mark (Diane) Rogers of Mattawan; a daughter, Jane (Norris) Giggy of Kalamazoo; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Pierucki of…

                                                                                                                                                    • Matthew Paul Mackens June 28, 1967-Aug. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                                                      Matthew Paul Mackens, age 41, of Gibraltar died August 19, 2008, at Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn.

                                                                                                                                                    • Maxine J. ‘Mimi’ McDevitt

                                                                                                                                                      QUINCY — Maxine J. “Mimi” McDevitt, 72, of Quincy, passed away Aug. 7, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.  A memorial service is scheduled Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy.  The family will receive friends Saturday from Noon until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Branch County Humane Society (969 Wildwood Rd., Quincy, MI) would be appreciated.  

                                                                                                                                                      • Michael Slenzak

                                                                                                                                                        SLENZAK, Michael Jay - Age 62, of Lennon, died Thursday, August 21, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10AM Monday, August 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Burial immediately following at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1-9PM Saturday and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Michael was born February 17,…

                                                                                                                                                        • Minnie Ellen Hicks Sept. 20, 1920-Aug. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                                                          Minnie Ellen Hicks, age 87, of Monroe died August 19, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Nursing Care Center.

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                                                                                                                                                            at the funeral home Friday 5-9 p.m and Saturday 9 a.m. till time of service. Burial will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Please view memorial and send tributes at

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                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, August 24, 10:00-5:00 p.m. O. H. Pye Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Rd, Detroit. Services Monday August 25, 11:00 am., New Light Baptist Church, 5240 West Chicago Blvd., Detroit. Family hour 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                              • PROVENZANO JAYNE GRAY

                                                                                                                                                                Friday, 2-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home 30200 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154. Funeral services Saturday in state 10:30 a.m. service 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Donations can be made to the Michigan Humane Society.

                                                                                                                                                                • Pamara D. Babcock

                                                                                                                                                                  Pamara D. Babcock, 63, of New Baltimore, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in Tawas City, Mich. after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1944, the daughter of Francis E. Babcock and the late Eileen M. Babcock.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia A. White Sept. 28, 1939-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia A. White, age 68, of Dundee, passed away at 10:31 PM Thursday, August 21, 2008, at her home following a long illness.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Patricia White Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      Patricia White, 68, of Dundee died Thursday night in her home. Arrangements by Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Perry Allen-Vern Morsey

                                                                                                                                                                        Perry Allen-Vern Morsey, 28, of Lake passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2008, in Lake.

                                                                                                                                                                        • R. Fred Collins Oct. 17, 1945-Aug. 20, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                          R. Fred Collins, age 62, of Pikeville, NC, formerly of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Fred was born October 17, 1945, in Monroe, MI, the son of the late Dewey and Leva (Reed) Collins.

                                                                                                                                                                          • ROSE JOAN

                                                                                                                                                                            Beloved wife of Sheldon Rose. Dear mother of Laurie (Dan) Dubin, Jonathan Rose, and Warren (Carol Ann) Rose. Loving grandmother of Aaron Dubin, Andrea Dubin, Robin Dubin, and Frances Rose. Sister of Lavonne Bauer. Sister-in-law of Irving and Audrey Rose, Leslie Rose, and Marjorie Rose. SERVICES 10:30 MONDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

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                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert G. "Bob" Nutt March 18, 1928-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                A loving husband and father has gone to be with the Lord. Robert G. "Bob" Nutt, 80, of Monroe died at 12:29 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health for 18 years and seriously ill for two weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Robert G. Nutt Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert G. Nutt, 80, of Monroe died at 12:29 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert S. Duhan

                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert S. Duhan, age 79, of Tecumseh, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Toledo Hospital. He was born on May 13, 1929, in Paw Paw, Mich., the son of Joseph and Anna (Ziewacz) Duhan. On June 2, 1956, he married Lois Hoard.  Robert was a resident of Tecumseh for 41 years. He received his Bachelor Degree from Western Michigan University where he participated in football and track. He received his Master’s Degree from University of Michigan and his Specialist Degree from Michigan State University. He…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rolland ‘Otis’ Boring

                                                                                                                                                                                      Rolland “Otis” Boring of Adrian passed away at Bixby Medical Center on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the age of 65. The funeral mass for Otis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Bob Schramm presiding.  Friends may visit the family at the Wagley Funeral Home from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday. Contributions in memory of Otis may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Michigan Harness Horseman’s Association Scholarship Fund. Envelopes are available at…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Roy M. Ferry

                                                                                                                                                                                        Roy M. Ferry, 46, a 23-year Roseville resident, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born June 9, 1962, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Russell F. Wolfinger

                                                                                                                                                                                          Russell F. Wolfinger, 85, of Bronson, died Aug. 18, 2008, at The Laurels of Coldwater. Russell was born on July 25, 1923, in Bristol, Ind., to Elisha and Sarah (Smith) Wolfinger. On Feb. 25, 1943, he married Florence Miner  in Rockford, Ill. Mr. Wolfinger has lived in the Branch County area for most of his life. He was a mechanic for many years at the former Gaglio Tractor Store, now known as Bates Ford Tractor, retiring in 1962. He also farmed with the Gaglio family for many years. Russell enjoyed…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ruth M. Hurley

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ruth Marie Hurley, 92, of Grosse Pointe Farms, formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe. She was born April 11, 1916, in Hazen, Ark., James M. Orbit, 40, of Eastpointe, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, in Van Buren Township. He was born Nov. 6, 1967, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ruth Margaret Kwiatkowski April 8, 1930-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ruth Margaret Kwiatkowski, 78 years, of Toledo and formerly of Lambertville, MI, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • SHERMAN PAUL WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                • SOLNIKOWSKI NANCY M

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Melanoma Program University of MI. Cancer Center 301 E. Liberty Suite 130 Ann Arbor, MI. 48104 and Arbor Hospice 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. We love you so much, Nancy. Our hearts are broken. You will not be forgotten. More infomation:, /visit/ nancysolnikowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • STALLINGS PATRICK EUGENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Born 4 September 1959. Died July 30. Pat passed suddenly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • STEINBERG ARTHUR J

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beloved husband of Gloria Steinberg and the late Dorothy Steinberg. Loving father of Joel (Florence) Steinberg and Lois (Alan) Winer. Dear brother of Beverly (Herbert) Orenstein. Loving grandfather of Robert (Lory) Winer, Amy Winer, Diana, Jonathan, and Danielle Steinberg, Shoshana and Naomi Silow. Service Sunday 11 a.m. at the Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 248-543-1622.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shimek Sr., George John

                                                                                                                                                                                                      DALLAS, N.C. ? George John Shimek Sr., 89 of Dallas, N.C., formerly of Traverse City, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at his home.He was born March 17, 1919, in Maple City, son of the late Charles Shimek Sr. and Bessie Vajner Shimek. Mr. Shimek was an Army Air Corps WWII veteran, having served as a Master Sgt. His survivors include his loving wife of almost 60 years, whom he married on Oct. 30, 1948, Ruth E. Shimek of the home; son George Shimek Jr.; grandson Spencer John Shimek; and several nieces and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shirley A. Hommerson, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shirley A. Hommerson, aged 75, of Hudsonville, was received into the loving arms of Jesus, her Savior, on Friday, August 22, 2008 following a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley’s love for God was reflected in her love for her family and by her concern for the welfare of others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Rena Dozeman, and her sister, Mary Schreur. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Harold Hommerson; her daughters and their husbands, Julie and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shupe, Georgette Morrison

                                                                                                                                                                                                          will take place Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal, Ill., and Friends of Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. Arrangements were handled by Calvert & Metzler Memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Stewart Alley

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ALLEY, Stewart Lee - Age 71, of Flint, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 12 PM Monday, August 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint with Fr. Gary McInnis officiating. Interment will follow at Flint Memorial Park Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Saturday, and 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sudman, Dana E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              will take place Sunday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at .the funeral home, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Mancelona. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids. Please sign our online guest book at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thalia Fleming Gilliam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thalia Fleming Gilliam, 93, wife of the late Dr. Walter Richard Gilliam, died Aug. 21, 2008. Born in New Castle, Pa., she was a daughter of the late J. Richard and Elva Williner Fleming. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, music and participating in civic and community groups. The focus of her life was her family and friends. Mrs. Gilliam was a very active member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Dresser of Sturgis, Mich.; granddaughter, Sara Fleming Dresser…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • VAZQUEZ MARIA BERTA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday AUgust 25, 2008 from 1-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd., Dearborn. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church 1000 St. Anne, Detroit. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations in her memory to Father Clement Kern Foundation Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia Cross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CROSS, Virginia -- Age 86, of Linden, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at her residence. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, August 20 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden, Mr. Gary Coates officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be 10 AM - 2 PM and 4-8 PM Tuesday, and 10 AM until the time of funeral on Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or Genesys Hospice. Tributes and condolences may be shared at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilbur W. White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wilbur William White passed away Monday, August 4, 2008, in Palm Springs at the age of 97.

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