Thursday, August 28, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/28/08


    Beloved husband of Barbara Allen. Dear father of Aaron Allen, Michael (Joanne) Allen, Randee (Barry) Feldman, Garry (Marlene) Zeitlin, Barry (Lisa) Zeitlin and Marc Zeitlin. Loving grandfather of Seth Allen, Alan (Andrea) Goldsmith, Allen, Bryan, Caryn, David, Lindsay and Carly Zeitlin. Dearest brother of Zella Soble and Esther Lederman. Devoted former father-in-law of Marcy Allen. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY 11 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON…


      age 66, of Commerce Twp., passed away mercifully on August 25, 2008 following a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 47 years to Richard; loving mother to Jeff, Greg (Karen), Jennifer (Mike) Fogarty; proud grandmother of Jacob, Gillian, Patrick and Nathan; dear cousin of Linda. Survived by many special Tuttle and Allen family relatives and close lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Marian Tuttle. Karen loved her family dearly, was passionate about gardening and…


        Beloved wife of the late Alexander Avrin. Dear sister of Edith Wasserman, Sheldon (the late Roz) Kavieff, Dr. Robert (Terri) Kavieff, and the late Dr. Melvin Kavieff. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 3 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

        • Addox R. Horrell

          Addox Ryan (Good) Horrell, son of Cassaendra Horrell and Cody Good of LaGrange, Ind. was stillborn on Aug. 23, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange. Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Stroh United Baptist Church, Stroh, Ind., where services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Ind. Arrangements are by the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange. 

          • Allen D. Smith

            Allen D. Smith, 46, of Comstock, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Aug. 24, 2008. He was born March 7, 1962, in Kalamazoo, a son of Charles and Beverly (Johnson) Smith. Allen was a loving father who was always present in their lives and hearts. He was a selfless friend who had a “heart of gold,” and he was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. Allen was a terrific carpenter and craftsman. He learned his trade from his father and uncles and put his skills to work as a…

            • Amanda Rae Jacobs April 20, 1987-Aug. 24, 2008

              Amanda Rae Jacobs, age 21, of Luna Pier died Sunday. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 1-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday. Chaplain Kate O'Brien will officiate.

              • Ann Field

                Services have been set for Ann Field, 94, of Monroe, who died Friday. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Methodist Church.

                • Anna C. Tryban, 87

                  CHEBOYGAN - Anna C. Tryban, 87, of Cheboygan, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at Hospice House in Cheboygan.

                  • Anne Godby

                    GODBY, Anne - Age 87, of Burton, died Sunday, August 24, 2008. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday, August 29, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. A private burial will be held at Flint Memorial Park. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Godby was born February 28, 1921 in Burnsville, MS, the daughter of Lee and Carrie (Shackelford) DeFoor. She married Ross Godby on February 3, 1951. He preceded her in death…

                    • Arthur Amidon

                      AMIDON, Arthur John - Age 61, of Flint, died Friday, August 22, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint, with Rev. James D. Kleintank officiating. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Arthur J. Amidon Memorial Fund. Friends may share an online tribute on…

                      • Aune M. Gannon

                        IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Aune M. Gannon, 101, of Ironwood, died Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2008, in Ironwood.

                        • BARNARD KENNETH J

                          Thursday 2 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral Thursday 7:30 p.m.

                          • BETTENCOURT JOSEPH S

                            of Toledo, Ohio; formerly of Eastpointe, Michigan, August 26, 2008, Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dearest father of Jane (Jim) Berger, the late Lawrence (Diane) Bettencourt, the late Linda Bettencourt and the late infant daughter Bettencourt. Loving grandfather of Bryan, Alyssa, Caroline and Abby. Joseph was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and I.B.E.W. Local 58. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank.…

                            • BRATCHER DIANE ALICIA

                              • BRODEUR NORMAN R

                                Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). K of C Rosary Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Ronald Church, 17701 15 Mile Rd. (between Garfield and Groesbeck). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                • BURCHI RALPH

                                  Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Fabian Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

                                  • BURDICK RONALD LEE

                                    Friday 2:30 -9 p.m. Burial White Chapel Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at

                                    • Berniece Petzold

                                      PETZOLD, Mrs. Berniece Ann "Peaches" (Foote) - Of Davison, formerly of Millington, passed away Saturday evening August 23, 2008 while at the Genesys Hospice Center in Goodrich, MI. Berniece was 64. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm for a time of sharing, remembering and to celebrate Berniece's life. A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday edition. You're welcome to express condolences and share memories…

                                      • Bernita M. Alber

                                        Bernita M. Alber, age 68, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away  Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at her home.   She was born in Mendon,  on Aug. 16, 1940, a daughter of the late Otis and Emma E. (Rexford) Alber. She had attended Mendon schools. Bernita enjoyed time spent with her family.   Surviving are: her daughter,  Christine (Keith Sanford) Featherstone of Three Rivers; son, Eric Alber of Three Rivers; grandchildren, Carrie (Billy Lowery) O'Connor, Sherry Smithers, Stephanie (Shane Nichols) Smithers,…

                                        • Betty L. Reiff

                                          Betty L. Reiff, age 72, of Adrian passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Lynwood Manor. She was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Frank and Hattie McFarland. Betty was married to William Reiff, he preceded her in death.  he was a member of the Red Hat Society and was a volunteer at a hospital in Florida. Betty is survived by one son, Jeff Reiff of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Crystal (Michael) Stump of Adrian; one brother, Dave McFarland of Adrian; one sister, Sandy Hull of Huntington,…

                                          • Bradley A. Lindsey

                                            VICKSBURG —  Brad Lindsey, age 46 of Vicksburg, died suddenly at his home Sunday Aug. 25. He was born in Bronson and grew up there. Brad worked at many places over the years and currently  was the founder and  owner/operator of his trucking company, LDS Inc. in Kalamazoo.  Learn more about Brad, spend time with his family and friends, enjoy light refreshments and view his life story film Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the Life Story Funeral Home-Portage 5975 Lovers Lane (269) 344-5600 where a service to…

                                            • Bryce E. Ferguson Jan. 30, 1925-Aug. 22, 2008

                                              Bryce E. Ferguson, 83, of Monroe, formerly of Dundee, died at 1:47 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                              • CAMERON DONALD J

                                                will be held in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Today 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until the time of funeral at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Share memories with family at

                                                • CARAMAGNO JOSEPH A

                                                  Friday 3-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral Saturday, in state 11 a.m. until time of Mass 11:30 a.m. at St. Lucy's Catholic Church, 23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, Detroit Michigan Office, 30200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

                                                  • CHESNEY THOMAS RICHARD SR

                                                    71, of River Rouge died Wednesday, August 27, 2008. Loving husband for over 50 years of Janice (nee Henderson). Dearest father of Thomas Jr., Aundrea (Randy) Pratt, Erik, Jeanine (William) Roberts, and Jessica. Adoring grandfather of Justin Koch, Joshua Koch, Maegan Hougas, Stephanie Hougas, Lauren Hougas, Ryan Roberts, Chaz Roberts, Shelby Roberts, and Brianna Roberts. Step-grandfather to Ryan (Jennifer) Pratt and Jenna Pratt. Survived by brother Anthony (Charlotte) Chesney and sisters Christine McCardle…

                                                    • CUTHBERT HENRY S

                                                      at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (Between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 4-8pm. Memorials appreciated to Lutheran Child and Family Services, 6019 W. Side Saginaw Road, Bay City, MI 48706. Obituary and condolences at

                                                      • CZARNECKI THOMAS

                                                        Age 65. Dear husband of Kathy. Father of Jeffrey (Kristie), Jennifer (Brian) Kirkland, step children Jana (Ron) Muncher, Brad (Jennifer) Shockling. Grandfather of Connor, Marissa, Malerie, Blaine, Caleb, Tatijana, Kaleb, Kaitlin, and Ryan. Memorial visitation today 4-8 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd (S. of 18 MI). Memorials to the Michigan Humane Society would be appreceiated, envelopes available at funeral home. Share memories at

                                                        • Carl Landis, 83

                                                          Carl S. Landis, age 83, of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Holland, passed away on August 14, 2008. Carl was born in Hummelstown, PA, on February 12, 1925. He served in the Medical Detachment of the 594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, U.S. Army, for three years in the South Pacific during World War II. After graduating from Elizabethtown College, Carl was employed by the H.J. Heinz Co. as Manager of Agriculture for 34 years. After retiring from the Heinz Co., he took a position as Executive Director of…

                                                          • Carl Lee Brown

                                                            Carl Lee Brown, age 60, of Morenci went home to be with his Lord and Savior, and the love of his life, Dorothy Correa-Tresslar, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Born on Oct. 7, 1947, in Lenawee County, he was the son of the late Doris Brown and the stepson of the late Albert H. Good and the late Leo P. Smith. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Albert M. Good and Raymond Good, and his significant other, Dorothy Correa-Tresslar, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters, Darlene Casavant of North…

                                                            • Carl R. Lott

                                                              ANGOLA, Ind. — Carl R. Lott, 74, of West Otter Lake, Angola, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind.  With one hour of calling Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,  Aug. 29, 2008 at the Angola United Methodist Church 220 W. Maumee St., Angola, Ind. with the Rev. Tim Terrell officiating. Burial will…

                                                              • Cecil 'Mike' Annable, 80

                                                                Mike Annable passed away peacefully at home in the evening hours of Aug. 26, 2008, his family at his side.

                                                                • Charline Johnson, 77

                                                                  Charline Dee Johnson passed away on August 20, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Floyd; daughter, Diane Conant; daughter, Jeri and her husband, Tom Maifert; daughter, Sandra and her husband George Born; son-in-law, Don Dinkel; grandchildren, Matthew, Tami, Timothy, Gabriel, Elijah and Cody; three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda L. Johnson, in 2007.

                                                                  • Cheryl Lynn Brooks Oct. 18, 1953-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                                    Brooks, Cheryl Lynn of Milan, Michigan, Age 54, died Saturday, August 23, 2008, at home. She was born October 18, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Herbert Springer and Helen Scott.

                                                                    • Chester Hulst, 81

                                                                      Chester J. Hulst, 81, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                                      • Courtade, Margaret L. "Peggy"

                                                                        will be held Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Rev. Jerry Micketti as celebrant. Burial will take place in Oakwood Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Margaret's name to The Father Fred Foundation or the Rainbow Fund at Christ the King Catholic Church. Please share…

                                                                        • David Bruursema, 56

                                                                          David Lee Bruursema, 56, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008.  Dave was born November 17, 1951 to Charles Sr. and Joyce Bruursema in Zeeland.  Dave graduated from Zeeland High School in 1971 and worked most of his career at Home Heating and Air Conditioning.  Dave was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Mark, in 1991; a nephew, Curtis Bruursema, in 1992; his brother-in-law, Jack Ferwerda, in 2001; and a brother, Charles Jr., in 2003.  He is survived…

                                                                          • Dorothy Sweet

                                                                            SWEET, Dorothy Geraldine - Age 93, of Indian River formerly of Clio, died Sunday, August 24, 2008. Burial took place Monday, August 25, 2008 at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Dorothy was born October 5, 1914 in Pentoga, the daughter of Albert D. and Esther A. (Smock) Mac Rae. She was a graduate of Central Michigan University and retired in 1980 from the State of Michigan, MESC Department after 25 years of service. She was a member of…

                                                                            • ELOVZIN ROBERT A

                                                                              age 73, of Vernon Hills, IL for merly of Detroit, MI, beloved husband for 45 years of Danielle nee Star; cherished brother-in-law of Tobi (late Jack) Abrams; loving uncle of Ben and Joey Abrams. Service Friday 12 Noon at Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Rd., Long Grove, IL 60047. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Temple Chai; Loyola University Medical Center, Burn Center, 2160 S. 1st St, Maywood, IL 60153; or Delta Society, 875 124th Ave NE, Ste 101, Bellevue, WA 98005. Info The…

                                                                              • ERICSON HOWARD DENNIS

                                                                                2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy. / east of Evergreen on southside service-drive). Funeral Mass 10 a.m. with in-state at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield (25225 Code Road / north off 10 Mile Rd between Lahser and Telegraph). In lieu of flowers memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will be appreciated. On-line condolences and directions at

                                                                                • Edna Haverdink, 89

                                                                                  Edna A. Haverdink, age 89, of Holland, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Oak Crest Manor.  Edna was born in Graafschap March 18, 1919 to Harry and Grace (Schuurman) Menken.  She married Henry Haverdink, and he preceded her in death in 1981.  A member of Pillar Christian Reformed Church, she was active in the Ladies Aid, and had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.  Surviving are her children, William and Gayle Haverdink of Cape Coral, FL, Earl and Carol Haverdink of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.,…

                                                                                  • Elaine P. Elmer

                                                                                    Elaine P. Elmer, age 61, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Lynwood Manor. She was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, to Andy and Frances Webb) Childers. On June 19, 1968, she married George Elmer. George preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1994. Elaine loved her family. She was a member of Christ Temple Ministries. She enjoyed bingo, crocheting and playing video games. Elaine is survived by her children, Andy Lynch of  Nashville, Tenn., Georgilina Elmer of Toledo, Billie Ann Elmer, also of…

                                                                                    • Elizabeth Van Ens

                                                                                      VAN ENS - The service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Van Ens, aged 82, who passed away on Monday, will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins. For complete obituary, to read about her life story and to sign her guest book, visit her web page at Heritage Funeral Home

                                                                                      • Elria F. Roe Oct. 23, 1918-Aug. 26, 2008

                                                                                        Elria F. Roe, 89 years, of Deerfield died Tuesday morning in his home. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Thursday, from 1-8 PM. Rosary will be recited at 5 PM. He will lie in state at St.

                                                                                        • Ethel M. Bullard Aug. 26, 2008

                                                                                          Ethel M. Bullard, 80, of LaSalle died at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.

                                                                                          • Ethel May Bullard Aug. 14, 1928-Aug. 26, 2008

                                                                                            Ethel May (Smith) Bullard, 80, of LaSalle passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Toledo Hospital. Born August 14, 1928, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Tilmon Esco and Sallie Leona (Meyers) Smith. She married John P.

                                                                                            • Ethel Van Belle July 24,1922-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                                                              Ethel Van Belle, age 86, formerly of Monroe, MI passed away August 23, 2008 at Sand Hill Gardens Retirement Center in Port Charlotte, FL.

                                                                                              • FOTIU JOHN G

                                                                                                Friday 2-8 pm with Trisagion at 7 pm and funeral 10 am Saturday at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Burial at Glen Eden. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes or Heart Association in his honor.

                                                                                                • Frank E. Niziol

                                                                                                  IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Frank E. Niziol, 55, of E-3494 Lake Road, Ironwood Township, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                  • Frieda M. Hoffman Aug. 25, 1912-Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                    Frieda M. Hoffman, 95, of Monroe died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at Alice Lorraine Care Center. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. She will lie in state at 9 a.m.

                                                                                                  • GOINGS THOMAS HERBERT

                                                                                                    • GORDON GERALDINE

                                                                                                      "JERRY" Beloved wife of the late Jack Gordon. Loving sister of Robert (Sandra) Feldman and Bertram Feldman. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews, Ellen (Bruce) Berash, Judy (Howard) Mills and Sharon (Steven) Gittelman. GRAVESIDE SERVICES FRIDAY 11 A.M. AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 248-543-1622.

                                                                                                      • GREENING PATRICK H

                                                                                                        • Genevieve Strelecky Feb. 27, 1917- Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                          Genevieve Strelecky, 91, of Monroe, died at 6:40 a.m. Sunday at TenderCare of Monroe.

                                                                                                          • Gertrude DeJonge, 89

                                                                                                            Gertrude (Pat) DeJonge, age 89, of Holland, died peacefully Friday, August 22, 2008, at  Hospice House of Holland.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marinus DeJonge; parents, Nicholas and Rolina Beyer; brother and sister-in-law, Manley and Jo Beyer; and sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Cal Jansen.  She is survived by her children, Ronald DeJonge of New Richmond, Michael DeJonge and Linda Harber of Caledonia, Linda and Joseph Coffey of Ann Arbor, Mary DeJonge of Grand Rapids; grandchildren,…

                                                                                                            • HAMLIN RICHARD S

                                                                                                              Friday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and the Funeral Service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the KEEHN FUNERAL HOME, 706 W. Main, Brighton, MI 48116. Final visitation on Saturday begins at 9 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Karmanos Cancer Center. .

                                                                                                              • HOLLAND MAX S JR

                                                                                                                Thursday 2-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

                                                                                                                • James E. Quick July 12, 1934-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                                                                  James Eugene Quick, 74, New Orleans resident for 33 years, died Sunday afternoon, August 10th, at the Hospice Center in Houston, Texas. James was born in 1934, to parents Loretta and Milton Quick in Monroe, Michigan.

                                                                                                                  • James H. Sanderson

                                                                                                                    James Hubert Sanderson age 90, passed away at the home of his niece, Dennis and Marsha Decker, on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, after an extended illness.  He was born June 2, 1918, a son of the late Fred and Ida (Stahl) Sanderson and had attended schools in Shipshewana and Kouts, Ind.  On Oct. 9, 1938, he married Hazel June Lamb in Mendon and later married Hilda DeWitte.  James served his country, stationed in the Philippines with the U.S. Army during World War II, and leaving the Army in 1946 with an…

                                                                                                                    • James Kellum, 48

                                                                                                                      James Ronald Kellum, 48, of Holland, died Thursday, August 21, 2008.  Jim was born June 8, 1960 to James E. and Frankie Kellum in Zeeland. He worked most of his career for Meijer.   He is survived by his sister, Rhonda Mobley of Holland; nephews, Brandon Carter and David Kellum; his great-nephew and best friend, Jesse Logan Kellum.  A memorial open house in Jim’s honor will be  2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Jim’s cousin’s home, 3675 64th Street, Holland, MI 49423.  Memorials…

                                                                                                                      • James Stephen Pierce, Jr.

                                                                                                                        James Stephen Pierce, Jr., age 52, of Weston passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1956, in Toledo, Ohio, to James Stephen and Nancy Lee (Babos) Pierce, Sr. James loved riding his Harley and being with his family. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Robert Williams; his father, James S. Pierce, Sr.; one son, Bryan of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Rachael Pierce of Toledo, Ohio, and Carrie Miller of Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Mischelle (Shelly) Bensch and…

                                                                                                                        • James ‘Jim’ A. LeVeck

                                                                                                                          James “Jim” A. LeVeck, age 72, of Blissfield passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at Tendercare of Adrian. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Whitehouse, Ohio, to Howard Hasson and Edith Marie (Dress) LeVeck. In 1954, he married Marilyn Ginther in Morenci, Mich. She preceded him in death on Nove. 20, 1989. Jim was retired from Ford Motor Company in Saline, Mich. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ottawa Lake, Mich.  Jim was a very outgoing friendly person, always…

                                                                                                                          • James ‘Jim’ Michael Jasmund

                                                                                                                            James “Jim” Michael Jasmund, age 61, of Manitou Beach passed away, Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, in Lansing, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while en route to Canada for his annual fishing trip. He was born May 24, 1947, in Adrian, Mich., to Donald L. and Louise (Michaels) Jasmund.  On June 4, 1983, he married Karen Tuckerman and she survives. Jim had many hobbies, including, fishing, hunting, flint knapping, wood carving and wood working. Jim enjoyed spending time with family and many…

                                                                                                                            • Jay F. Herbster 1947-2008

                                                                                                                              Jay Herbster, 61, beloved son of James M. and Dorothy (Ehrsam) Herbster, passed away in Lambertville, MI on Friday, August 23, 2008. Jay was a 1965 graduate of Sylvania Northview High School and a graduate of the University of Toledo.

                                                                                                                              • Jeffrey Wesoloski

                                                                                                                                Jeffrey Wesoloski, age 51, died Aug. 25, 2008, at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1956. He is survived by his sons, Jerimy  Wesoloski of Rhinelander, Wis., Joshua and Robert Wesoloski, both of Sparta, Wis.; his daughters, Kira Wesoloski of Rhinelander, Wis., and Krystal Hauser of Sparta, Wis.; along with his brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sarver; aunts, uncles and grandparents. Visitation will take place from 2 until 6 p.m. today, Aug. 28, at…

                                                                                                                                • Jill Marie Oman

                                                                                                                                  IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Jill Marie Oman, 43, of 424 South Norfolk St., Ironwood, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family at her side.

                                                                                                                                  • Joseph Robert Kina Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                    Joseph Robert Kina, lovingly known as "Buda Butt," 5-month-old infant son of John Gregory Kina and Jennifer Lynn Carpenter, died Sunday, August 24, 2008. He is also survived by his brother, Cameron Kina. Sisters, Mikel Decker and Riley Kina.

                                                                                                                                    • Joseph Rushin Aug. 20, 2008

                                                                                                                                      Joseph Rushin 77, died August 20, 2008, at Laurels Health Care Center. Born in Georgia, he spent many years as a resident of Monroe, MI. He was a retiree of Dana Corporation after 28 years of service.

                                                                                                                                      • Joyce Zoet, 74

                                                                                                                                        Joyce Zoet, 74, of Holland, formerly of Grandville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Reformed Church, 2010 Kalamazoo Ave., Grand Rapids. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Holland. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Funeral Home, Grandville, 4235 Prairie St. S.W.

                                                                                                                                        • KROKOS HELEN G

                                                                                                                                          August 26, 2008, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Cherished mother of Raymond, Barbara (the late Gerald) Reeves, Marylee (Andrew) Skelton, Richard (Vivian), and the late Robert (Kathleen and Cheryl). Dear Gramma of Lisa, Amy, Michelle, Darlene, Kristen, Dean, and Angela. Dearest Great Gramma of Natalie and Olivia. Sister of the late Robert Carney. Helen was a proud long-time member of St. Scholastica Parish. Memorial Gathering at church 9:30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday…

                                                                                                                                          • KULIKAUSKAS BRONISLAVA

                                                                                                                                            • 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. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating and honoring the life of Kristopher Dan Rodgers will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sturgis Wesleyan…

                                                                                                                                              • LITTLE MANN BETTY

                                                                                                                                                • Lillian D. DeRose

                                                                                                                                                  Lillian Darlene DeRose, 66, of Boca Raton, Fla., and formerly of Howe, Ind., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Hospice by the Sea Care Center in Boca Raton. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the memorial service time at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6,  at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind.  Burial of cremains will be in Brighton Cemetery in Howe, Ind. 

                                                                                                                                                  • Linski, Arliene

                                                                                                                                                    will take place Friday, Aug. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with an evening prayer service at 8 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will immediately follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Manistee. Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is handling arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                  • Lois Thayer

                                                                                                                                                    Thayer, Lois Jeanne Saline, MI Age 63, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Louis C. Thayer and two daughters, Alison Laura (Jorge) Livingston and Shannon Julia Thayer. Jeanne's family and friends were the most important part of her life. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at a later date and a full obituary will be published when that date has been confirmed. Arrangements have been entrusted to…

                                                                                                                                                    • MACONOCHIE WALTER SCOTT

                                                                                                                                                      Friday 2-9pm at Gramer Funeral Home 705 N. Main St (Livernois, N of 14) Clawson. Funeral Service Saturday 11 am at First United Methodist Church of Troy. Burial White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to Salvation Army.

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                                                                                                                                                        • MARUSKA MILDRED

                                                                                                                                                          "MILLIE" August 25, 2008, age 87. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Dawn (John) Allie, Michael and Daniel Maruska. Also survived by five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Memorial gathering Friday, August 29, 2008, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Basil Catholic Church, 22860 Schroeder (N of 9 Mile Rd., W of Kelly). Arrangements by Ford Funeral Home, (586) 754-2464.

                                                                                                                                                          • MATYN RICHARD E

                                                                                                                                                            at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd) Warren Friday 2 pm until 9 pm with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes (N of 17 Mile Rd) Saturday 9 a.m until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Memorial Contributions to Hospice of Henry Ford or Goodfellows appreciated by family.

                                                                                                                                                            • MERNER JAMES A R

                                                                                                                                                              Age 71 of Milford, and a former resident of Livonia died at his home on August 26, 2008 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by Ann his beloved wife of 47 years; sons, John (Susan) Merner of Novi, Jim (Jannelle) Merner of Canton; daughter, Alison (Bryan) Harvey of Richmond, VA, grandchildren, Ian and Nicole Merner, a sister Marilynn Lowry and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Jim was a graduate of the University of Michigan and a retired Executive Engineer of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn. He…

                                                                                                                                                              • MITCHELL ALEX

                                                                                                                                                                Friday 2:00-9:00 p.m. with Trisagion service at 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday, in state 10:00 a.m. until time of service 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributions suggested to the family who will select Alex's memorial at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                • MURRAY WILLIAM BRADSHAW

                                                                                                                                                                  Suddenly, August 24, 2008, age 47, of Arlington, Virginia. Formerly of Grosse Pointe. Loving son of Daniel and Susan King. Dear brother of Christopher (Bridgette) and Alison (Michael) Arkison. Stepbrother of Susan Kennedy and Leslie King. Loving uncle of Bailey, Matthew and Griffin Murray, Madeline and Daniel Arkison. Memorial services Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shores Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Tumor Foundation, 95 Pine…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Jean Robertson

                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Jean Robertson, age 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Fawcet Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Adrian, Mich., to Edward and Elsie (Teskie) Underwood. On Nov. 14, 1947, she married William Randolph at Tecumseh Friends Church. They were together 34 years and had four children, Nancy, Jerry, Brenda and Bonnie. They went on many trips and vacations, including Disneyland in California, the New York World’s Fair, Northern Michigan and the Montreal…

                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Louise Garr

                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Louise Garr, 76, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 26, 2008, at Fulton Manor, Wauseon, Ohio.  She was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Hudson, Mich., to the late Ralph and Rose (LaFollette) Leffingwell. She married John Garr on Dec. 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1987. She was a homemaker and seamstress. Survivors include her son, Gary Garr of Howell; two daughters, Susan Tolford of Maumee, Ohio, and Julie Douglass of Wauseon, Ohio; grandchildren, Rose Garr, Lorraine Garr, Sam…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary Tarro

                                                                                                                                                                        WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Mary Tarro, 100, of Wakefield, was called to her eternal home on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility, where she resided and was well taken care of.

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                                                                                                                                                                          • Merchant Sr., James Hayes

                                                                                                                                                                            for Jim will take place this evening, Aug. 28, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Hyde officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Please share a memory of Jim at Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Myron L. 'Mike' Fafford

                                                                                                                                                                              IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Myron L. "Mike" Fafford, 85, of 910 Chestnut St., Ironwood, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                              • O'BRIEN FRANCES L

                                                                                                                                                                                Age 89. Passed away June 5, 2008. Frances along with her husband John were long term residents of Allen Park. Frances was preceeded in death by spouse John J. O'Brien, sister Marie Morgan (Rottach) and brother Walter Rottach. Frances will be greatly missed by surviving family members and friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                • OGILVIE CLARENCE E

                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, August 29, 12-6 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Family Hour Friday, August 29, 6-7 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home. Funeral services Saturday, August 30, 11 a.m. Corpus Christie Catholic Church, 16000 Pembroke, Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Olive Trzecinski

                                                                                                                                                                                    WATERSMEET, Mich. -- Olive Trzecinski, 84, of Watersmeet, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • PANEY BENJAMIN W

                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 33, of Auburn Hills, entered Life Eternal on August 26, 2008. He was a product development engineer at the GM Tech Center. Son of Wayne and Judy Paney. Brother of Andy, Corey and Kirsty Paney. Grandson of Martha Paney. Boyfriend of Lois Miller. A celebration of Ben's life will be held on Friday, August 29th at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave. in Rochester beginning at 6 p.m. with a service at 7:30 p.m. For more details please visit /visit/benpaney

                                                                                                                                                                                      • PETERS RICHARD A

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesay 6-9 p.m, and Thursday 2-9 p. m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral services Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Donald Catholic Church, 16300 12 Mile, Roseville. Burial with Military Honors Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                        • PLATIS PHILIA

                                                                                                                                                                                          August 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Konstantinos. Dear mother of Theodora (Pavlos) Velisaris and Steven (Colleen). Also survived by five grandchildren and three brothers. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.). Thursday 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Trisagion Thursday at 7:00 p.m. In state Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Rd. (W. of Wayne Rd.) until time of service at 10:00 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • POHL LOTHAR

                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                            • POWELL BERNARD F

                                                                                                                                                                                              will be at Sylvan-Abbey on Thursday, September 4th from 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. St. Cecelia's Catholic Church on Friday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • PRAINITO CASSANDRA

                                                                                                                                                                                                "CASSIE" Suddenly, August 25, 2008 of Warren, Michigan. Beloved daughter of Frank and the late Cynthia Prainito. Dear granddaughter of Catherine and the late Frank Prainito, the late Walter and the late Helen Hudas. Also survived by many aunts, uncle, cousins and friends, who will miss her dearly. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Paul Hoyt, 66

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paul Emery Hoyt, age 66, of Batesville, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 in a Batesville Hospital. Paul was born on July 3, 1942 in Douglas, Mich. He was the son of Lloyd M. Hoyt and Madeline Crowfoot Hoyt. Paul retired as a truck driver for Inland Container Corp. and was of the Baptist faith. Paul is survived by three sons, Bruce Hoyt of Horn Lake, Miss., Michael Hoyt of McCordville, Ind. and James Hoyt of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three daughters, Deborah Pitcher of Douglas, Melissa Budahn of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pauline Ruth Eley

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pauline Ruth Eley, age 74, of Constantine, Mich., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2008, at her home, after being diagnosed on Tuesday with acute myelogenous leukemia. She had been feeling ill for just the previous week. Pauline was born on April 15, 1934, in Three Rivers, a daughter of Harley and Mable (Schrader) Shook. She grew up in Three Rivers and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1952. Pauline then graduated from Western Michigan University after completing an accelerated schedule in 1955. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Philip Bart Vander Naald, 55

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Philip Bart Vander Naald passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, after a long and brave battle with cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phyllis A. Bickford

                                                                                                                                                                                                      COLDWATER — Phyllis A. Bickford, 78, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at The Laurels of Coldwater. A private gathering of family has been held. Following cremation, her ashes will be interred at Lester Cemetery in Algansee Twp. Arrangements have been cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Phyllis was born February 11, 1930 in Wright Twp., Hillsdale County the oldest child of Lon and Vianna (Harper) May.  She married Leslie Bickford of Coldwater in January of 1949. He preceded her in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RALLIS GEORGE GUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        at church begins 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or American Diabetes Association. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RATEICK RICHARD G

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 82, August 25, 2008, of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Richard Jr. In state Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2550 Edsel, Trenton, until time of service 10:30 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Family suggests donations to Valparaiso University or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ROBBINS ANNIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 101. August 21, 2008. Annie married Eddie Robbins in 1924. Their union was blessed with seven children. Three preceded her in death. Widowed at the age of 40, she raised four generations until her early nineties. Beloved mother to Pauline Irvin, Mary Curtis, Vivian Kimbrough and Lillie Pearl Jackson (Lawrence). Loving grandmother to Sharon Trapp (Kenneth, Sr.,) Robert Irvin, Marsha Torbert (Willie), Geela Green (Robert), Janet Anderson and Alex Kimbrough (Rosalind). Proud great-grandmother to Carl…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Richard L. Faryniarz

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Richard L. Faryniarz, 64, of Monroe, died 9:40 p.m. Sunday in his home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard L. Faryniarz Nov. 14, 1943-Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Richard L. Faryniarz, age 64, of Monroe, MI passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008, at 9:40 PM in his home surrounded by his loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rick Wackerle Dec. 29, 1949-Aug. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rick Wackerle, age 58, of Flat Rock died on August 25, 2008. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Thursday, August 28, 2008, from 9 AM to 11 AM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert Price

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Robert K. Price Sr., aged 56, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th St. SW. The family will greet relatives and friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave. and one hour prior to the service at church. A complete obituary may be viewed on the website. Memories and condolences to Robert's family may be shared at:…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Roy E. Maki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Roy E. Maki, 76, of Marquette, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SARGENT JAMES W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Of White Lake, August 20, 2008, age 69, born March 11, 1939 in Detroit, MI. Son of the late William and Beatrice Sargent. Husband of Bonnie M. Father of Michelle, Jackie and Kristine. Step-father of Donald, Gerald and Jill. Survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of William (Stella), Peggy and Patricia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. James served in the U.S. Air Force and was the owner of Sargent's School for Driving. A memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • STETZ NANCY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          August 27, 2008. Dearest friend of Bridget (Phil) Mruzik and Debbie (Joe) Lyscas. Cousin of Elaine (George) Wittman and Marilyn (George) Nagy. Also survived by many family members an friends. Family will receive friends Friday 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at 11 a.m .at the funeral home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • STEWART FRANZA KAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            passed away at her home in Salem Township, Michigan on August 26, 2008 at the age of 66. She was born in Ashland, Kentucky. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy J. Stewart. Loving mother of Stephen (Tracy) Stewart and Stephanie Stewart and doting grandmother to Ryan, Paige, Tyler, Andy, Jacob and Lyndsey. Sister of Barbara (Roy) Palmer, Lyda (Norman) Jernigan and the late Mary Ann Pharris and Thomas Meade. Family will receive friends from 1pm - 8 pm Friday at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Samuel J. Davey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Samuel J. Davey, 100, of 260 E. Cloverland Drive, Ironwood, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sandra Kapplinger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kapplinger, Sandra Ann Arbor, MI Age 59, died August 25, 2008 at the Arbor Hospice Residence. A full obituary will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Self, Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LEONARD SELF, 90, of Benzonia, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by the Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia, where beautiful ceremonies celebrate life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sheryle Ann Seppa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Sheryle Ann Seppa, 64, of Wakefield, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shirley Newman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      THOMASTON, Mich. -- Shirley Newman, 78, a 51-year resident of Thomaston, passed away Aug. 23, 2008, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stanley W. Bodine Feb. 23, 1925-Aug. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stanley W. Bodine, 83, of Carleton died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where a Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stock, Dr. C. Chester

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DR. C. CHESTER STOCK, 98, of Frankfort, passed away at his home Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.Arrangements are being handled by the Jowett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Frankfort, where beautiful ceremonies celebrate life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • TUBARO CARMEN L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            August 24, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Tubaro. Dear sister of Edwin W. (Marie) and the late Aldo (Jean). Aunt of Mary Jo (David) Coopersmith, Tony (Judy), Christopher (Jackie), Lisa (Hugh) Crunk and Adam. Also survived by many great and great great nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Michael Catholic Church, 11441 Hubbard (West of Merriman) until time of Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Theresa ‘Terri' Greenwood, 56

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LUDINGTON, Mich. - Theresa “Terri” Greenwood, 56, of Ludington, Mich., passed away unexpectedly at her home Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • VAN HOEY JAMES P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 79, of Wolverine Lake, died August 27, 2008. Beloved husband of 60 years to Rita F. (Charette). Loving father of Michael (Darla) of Southfield, Clifford (Vicky) of Fort Gratiot, Gilbert (Carrie) of Rochester Hills and Joseph of Capac. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Lillian Van Hoey, his sister Esther, and his brothers, Alger and Harold. James was a graduate of the University…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Versluis, Lucille A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRAVERSE CITY ? Lucille A. Versluis, 93, a Traverse City native, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2008, at her home.Born Aug. 27, 1914, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Victoria (Turek) Provencher. On Sept. 23, 1936, in Traverse City, she married Arthur E. Versluis, who preceded her in death. Lucille was a longtime member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Victoria Provencher of Traverse City, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia Mende

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Virginia Mende, 82, of Clinton died at home Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, after an extensive battle with recurring brain tumors. She was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Dearborn, Mich., the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Jacek) Betley. In 1953 she was married to William Mende and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 2003.  Virginia was a graduate of Romeo High School and Eastern Michigan University. She did graduate work at the University of Colorado. Virginia taught English and Latin at Chelsea High School for six years…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Virginia Wagner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Virginia Wagner, age 89, of 214 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, Mich., passed away Aug. 26, 2008, at home.  Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WALCZAK PETER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday 2-9 p.m. (with Panikhida at 7 p.m.) at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (at NW corner of Ryan). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 20500 Anglin at 8 Mile Rd. (btwn. Dequindre & Ryan) for funeral services at 10 a.m. Interment Tuesday 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Detroit. Retired Quality Control Manager for Chrysler Corporation. Longtime member and officer of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Brotherhood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WEGENER BETTY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of Zvi Wegener. Loving mother of Michael (Barbara) Wegener and Judy (Dr. Scot) Goldberg. Dear sister of Shirley (Milton) Steinbock. Loving grandmother of Sarah and Josh Wegener, and Jessica and Ryan Goldberg. Service Friday 12:30 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment Clover Hill Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WIER LUCILLE J (NEE KANIEWSKI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Friday, in state 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 40501 Hayes (btwn. 17 and 18 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Walter D. Godlewski Aug. 30, 1934-Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Walter Donald Godlewski, 73 years, of Erie, MI died Sunday, August 24, 2008, in his home. He owned and operated Walt's Home Improvement for 30 years and prior was a sheet metal worker for Imperial Roofing amp; Sheet Metal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walter Donald Godlewski Aug. 30, 1934- Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Walter Donald Godlewski, 73 years, of Erie, MI died Sunday, August 24, 2008, in his home. He owned and operated Walt's Home Improvement for 30 years and prior was a sheet metal worker for Imperial Roofing amp; Sheet Metal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William I. Keckler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Ivan Keckler, age 94, of Sherwood, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at the Holly Convalescence Home in Holly, Mich. Ivan was born June 10, 1914, in Matteson Township, a son of the late William and Minnie (Conn) Keckler. On Feb. 13, 1940, he married Helen Grace Wood in Indiana; she preceded him in death on March 17, 2008. Ivan had worked at Darlings in Bronson, then Lonergans in Albion, and later, after the war he worked as a foreman for Sherer Gillett in Marshall until his retirement. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William Ivan Keckler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HOLLY — William Ivan Keckler age 94 of Sherwood passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Holly Convalescence Home in Holly. Ivan was born June 10, 1914 in Matteson Twp., a son to the late William and Minnie (Conn) Keckler. On Febr. 13, 1940 he married Helen Grace Wood in Indiana; she preceded him in death on March 17, 2008. Ivan had worked at Darlings in Bronson then Lonergans in Albion and later after the war he worked as a foreman for Sherer Gillett in Marshall until his retirement. He served in the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ZAITONIA HARRY S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. wake service and a 7 p.m. Rosary service at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile). Funeral Friday at St. Maron Church, 11466 Kercheval (at St. Jean), Detroit. In state 9:30 a.m. until service 10 a.m. Interment private. Share a memory at

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