Saturday, August 30, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/30/08


    "HONEY" Loving aunt of Neil (Peggy) Hiller, David (Shelley) Hiller and Michael (Teresa) Hiller. Great-aunt of Evan, Kim, Joey, Benjie, and Caitlin Hiller, and Zach Simms. Devoted sister of the late Jeanette Alexander, the late Rita Hiller, and the late Cecil Alexander. Sister-in-law of Ruth Alexander and the late Leo Hiller. SERVICES 1:00 SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL OF CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

    • Aase Kohsel, 95

      Aase Kohsel, age 95, of Holland, went to rest with her Lord, on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Inn at Freedom Village.  She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Kohsel, Sr. in 2005.  She is survived by her children, Alfred Jr. and Myra Kohsel of Holland; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat- grandchildren; one stepgreat- great-grandchild; other relatives in Denmark.  A funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday,…

      • Adrienne Musser

        Adrienne Musser, age 92, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Floyd and Belva (Poorman) Rose. Adrienne lived in San Bernadino, Calif., for 45 years and resided in England while her husband, Nevin was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Army.  She moved back to Sturgis in November of 2005. She was a housewife, worked as a nurses’ aide, and did volunteer work for…

        • 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 Breymaier

              Breymaier, Ann M. Ypsilanti, MI Age 83, died August 28, 2008. Funeral 11am Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at Janowiak Funeral Home where visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday.A complete obituary will appear Tuesday.

              • 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. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                • Arlene J. White

                  Arlene J. White, 87, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at home. She was born Aug. 21, 1921 in Frankfort, N.Y., to Seymour and Jane (Heron) Smith. In 1943 she married George H. White and after moving to Litchfield in 1967, they owned and operated the George White Funeral Homes in Litchfield, Reading, Camden and Quincy. George preceded her in death in 2002. Arlene belonged to the Litchfield Sorosis Club, the Litchfield Bridge Club and attended the Litchfield Congregational Church. …

                  • Aune M. Gannon

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

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                      • BRYANT CARRIE FRANCES

                        Friday, August 22, 2008 Loving wife of Robert. Mother of Gerard and Christopher and grandmother of Ethan. Funeral Services Saturday 11 a.m., viewing 10-11 a.m. at Community Christian Fellowship Church, 8131 E. Outer Drive Detroit, Rev. Dr. Wm. Revely, Jr., Pastor of Holy Hope Heritage, is officiating

                        • Bacon, Patricia J.

                          PATRICIA J. BACON, 83, of Traverse City, died at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. from Kingdom Hall, 1950 Chase, Traverse City. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

                          • Barbara Ann Carothers

                            Barbara Ann Carothers, 70, of Adrian, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at the University of Michigan Hospital, surrounded by the love and affection of her family and very good friend Robin Gainey. Barbara left this world to join her maker and her loved ones who left before her. She was born Feb. 16, 1938, and was a lifelong resident of the Tecumseh area.  Barbara was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Clinton. She was a member of the Tecumseh Eagles Club. Barb was preceded in death by her father and…

                            • Barbara Carothers

                              Barbara Carothers, age 70, of Adrian passed away, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home. 

                              • Barbara J. Matejcek

                                Barbara J. Matejcek, 66, of Deerfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield.

                                • Barbara June Matejcek

                                  Barbara June Matejcek, 66, of Deerfield, passed away peacefully at her home Aug. 28, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on July 16, 1942, in Flint, the daughter of Richard and Minnie Mae (Stanlake) Wells. On Jan. 19, 1959, Barbara was married to Donald Matejcek. He survives. Barb worked as a bus driver for many years for the Deerfield Public School system. She had a love for anything that had to do with being outdoors. She enjoyed gardening and spending many summers with her family…

                                  • Beverly L. Warner

                                    Beverly L. Warner, 88, of Howe, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in Howe at the cottage of her daughter, Cheryl Conley.  Visitation will be 10 a.m., Tuesday at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, until the funeral at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bill Birch officiating.  Burial will in Riverside Cemetery in Howe. 

                                    • Bobby Joe Hensley, 70

                                      Bobby Joe Hensley, 70, of Zeeland, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                      • 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.

                                          • CHILDERS PAULINE E MURPHREE

                                            Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. with service Monday 11 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation appreciated. Share your 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 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…

                                                • Carol Lee Kunak

                                                  Carol Lee Kunak, 66, of  Reading Township, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at home. She was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Greensburg, Pa. to John and Verna Mae (Holby) Shonter.  Carol was a former cook at the L&J Lanes of Jonesville, a member of the Quincy American Legion, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and computer games.  On Sept. 17, 1960, she married Raymond Kunak, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by daughter, Colleen (Jeff) Novess of Montrose, Mich.; sons Raymond Kunak Jr.…

                                                • 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, age 81, of Zeeland passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Hospice House of Holland.  Chester was a member of Christ Memorial Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a truck driver for many years retiring from Central Steel and Wire in 1989. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2007.  He is survived by his children, Valerie and Mark Tupper of Mandeville, LA, Peggy and Ed Miller of Walkerville, MI, Lisa and Harv Scholtens of Zeeland;…

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                                                        • Darlean Ecker

                                                          Ecker, Darlean Janice Saginaw, Michigan Darlean was taken to her heavenly home by Jesus' Angels on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the age of 65 years. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Saginaw News by W.L. Case & Co., 4480 Mackinaw Rd.

                                                          • 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…

                                                            • Donna Brannon Nov. 4, 1932-Aug. 29, 2008

                                                              Donna Brannon, age 75, of Flat Rock, died in the comfort of her home on Friday August 29, 2008. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Sunday August 31, 2008 from 1 to 3 PM. Services will begin at 3 PM. Rev.

                                                              • 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. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Online condolences and tributes may be shared at the obituaries page of

                                                                • 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.,…

                                                                  • 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.

                                                                          • 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.

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

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

                                                                                • Gerald L. Condren

                                                                                  Gerald L. Condren, 62, of Monroe died Friday at Fountain View.

                                                                                  • Harold Borgman, 90

                                                                                    Harold A. Borgman, age 90, of LakeSide Vista, Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 28, 2008.  Harold was employed at ChrisCraft Corp., Five Star Lumber Co., self-employed as a mason contractor, and service manager at Holland Motor Homes.  He was a member of Beechwood Reformed Church where he served as a janitor, Elder, and Deacon.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Henrietta (Van Dyke), Theresa Ronda; a son, David Borgman; grandson, Matthew Ericks, granddaughters, Amy VanderWall,…

                                                                                    • Holly Nottingham, Jr.

                                                                                      COLDWATER — Holly Nottingham, Jr., age 78, went to be with our Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at the home of his son. Holly was born in Duck, W. Va., on Oct. 7, 1929 the son of Holly Dae and Mamie Nottingham. Holly served in the US Army in the Korean War. He then married Betty Lou Brown in Castalia, Ohio on July 11, 1953 and she survives. After 44 years of marriage, they divorced on June 4, 1997.  Holly retired from Roadway Express as a truck driver in 1985 after 33 years of service. He then moved to…

                                                                                      • Irwin Grysen, 78

                                                                                        Irwin Grysen, 78, of Holland, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.  Arrangements will be announced by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.

                                                                                        • Jack A. Guinther

                                                                                          Jack A. Guinther, age 86 of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home with his daughter and eldest grandson, Jason Walters, at his side. He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Glouster, Ohio, a son of the late Fred and Arlene (Berger) Guinther. Jack had resided in Sturgis since 1952, coming from Akron, Ohio. On Aug. 3, 1974, he married Mary Lou Deckard in Sturgis. She died Nov. 22, 2005. He retired in 1985 from the Indiana Toll Road after 33 years of employment. Following his…

                                                                                          • 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 J. Gervasio

                                                                                                IRONWOOD, Mich. -- James J. Gervasio, 89, of Ironwood, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Ironwood.

                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                • Jasper C. Adams

                                                                                                  Jasper Charles Adams, age 86 years of Hudson, formerly of Evart, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at Schnepp Health Care Center in St. Louis, Mich. Jasper was born on May 26, 1922 in Prattville, the son of Frank and Etta Lena (Bacon) Adams. He married Dorothy Oles on July 13, 1944 in Clayton.  She survives.  Jasper served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Jasper retired from the Good Year Tire and Rubber Company of Jackson in 1977. He also farmed for many years. Jasper attended the Open Door…

                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                    • Jessie M. Eppolite

                                                                                                      BESSEMER, Mich. -- Jessie M. Eppolite, 78, of Yale Avenue, Bessemer, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                        • Joe Johnson

                                                                                                          Joe Johnson, 60, Westfield, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born June 8, 1948, in Wayne County. His parents were Paul K. and Esther Johnson. Joe worked for Watson Securitiy as a security guard; he also served as a former minister. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Westfield. His loves were his family and his church. He is survived by his wife, Diane Johnson of Westfield, Ind.; son, Joseph P. Johnson of Westfield;…

                                                                                                          • Joseph L. Benoit

                                                                                                            Joseph L. Benoit, 82, of Clinton Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. He was born June 7, 1926, in Sault Ste. Marie.

                                                                                                            • Joseph O. Schell

                                                                                                              Joseph O. Schell, 85, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                  • Josephine S. Herman

                                                                                                                    Josephine S. Herman, age 96, of Adrian died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Ottoville, Ohio, to Daniel and Emma (Brandehof) Byrne. She married Matthew Herman in Ottoville, Ohio, in 1930, and he preceded her in death in Oct. 27, 1964. Josephine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and had worked at the American Chain and Cable Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1973. Surviving Josephine are one son, Jerome (Gloria) Herman, and one daughter, Mildred…

                                                                                                                    • Julio Gutierrez

                                                                                                                      Gutierrez, Julio Gonzalez Jr. Saginaw, Michigan Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother went home to be with God on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Hurley Medical Center. Age 61 years. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's edition of the Saginaw News. Arrangements entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State).

                                                                                                                      • Kenneth D. Copeland

                                                                                                                        Kenneth D. Copeland, 96, Little Long Lake, Fremont, Ind., passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at Northern Lakes Nursing Center in Angola, Ind. He was born July 15, 1912 in California Township, Branch County, Mich. to John Henry and Amanda (Grove) Copeland. He married Dorothy B. (Brown) Copeland on June 3, 1934, she preceded him in death on Sept. 5,1993. He was a lifetime farmer, and an auditor at Litchfield State Savings Bank. He was a 1929 Fremont High School graduate, and a graduate of Fort Wayne…

                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                          • Lawrence Garrison

                                                                                                                            GARRISON, Lawrence Henry "Lornie" - Age 60, of Fenton, has "walked on" as the Native Americans say, to be with the Great Spirit and all of his loved ones who have walked on before him, especially his dad and mother, Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Crestmont Health Care Facility. Those who will walk on in the future to be with him are his children, Cynthia (Kenny) Truska, Sabrina Horle and Bryan (Martie) Garrison; his grandchildren, Joey and Jessica Bartels, Joel (Chippie) and Jennifer…

                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                              • MORATH CARL

                                                                                                                                2-8 pm Sunday and Monday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Monday. In state at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores 48080 from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until Mass at 10:00 a.m. Memorials to the Church or Madonna University, Advancement Office, 36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176 would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                • Marvin Larry ‘Lid’ Sell

                                                                                                                                  Marvin Larry “Lid” Sell, 72, of Blissfield, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008, at his home. Marvin was born on Sept. 9, 1935, in Tecumseh, the son of John Henry and Nina (Rinehart) Sell, and was married on May 13, 1961, to Shirley Anne VanLoocke. He served in the Michigan National Guard from 1960 until 1964. He was a life long farmer, and also worked at GM Powertrain in Toledo, retiring in 1990. Marvin was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Blissfield, the Knights of Columbus, and the American…

                                                                                                                                  • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                      • Maurice Alonzo Olsaver

                                                                                                                                        Maurice Alonzo Olsaver, age 94, of Adrian, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Dexter to Ray B. and Ruby E. (Pack) Olsaver. On Aug. 1, 1936, he married Vivian Irene McCrumb and she survives. Maurice worked as a pattern maker at the Bomber Plant at Willow Run during World War II. Maurice was a self-made man who, through hard work, talent and dedication, made remarkable accomplishments in his lifetime, ending his long career as president and owner of…

                                                                                                                                        • Mayes, Josie D.

                                                                                                                                          JOSIE D. MAYES, 72, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Munson Medical Center.Arrangements are pending. Please contact the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home at (231) 882-5502 regarding the day and time of the funeral service.

                                                                                                                                          • McGLINNEN DONNA R (NEE GAGNIER)

                                                                                                                                            Monday 3:00-8:00 p.m. with Prayers 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Tuesday. In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Church Capital Campaign.

                                                                                                                                            • Melvin Gilbert

                                                                                                                                              Melvin Francis Gilbert, 88, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at his home in Jackson. He was born Sept. 30, 1919, in McCune Station, Missouri, to John and Jessie (McCloud) Gilbert. He was married Jan. 29, 1938, to Wilma Adams and she survives. Melvin retired from Conrail Railroad in Jackson.  He had been a resident of Hillsdale prior to moving to Jackson. Surviving besides his wife, Wilma, are two sons, James (Alice) Walwarth of Jackson and Melvin (Sally) Gilbert Jr. of Hawkensville, Ga.;…

                                                                                                                                              • Mildred Warfield

                                                                                                                                                Mildred Ione Warfield, 91, residing at the Hillsdale Medical Care Facility went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her husband, Don, on Aug. 22, 2008.  She was born on Sept. 20, 1916 in Austin, Mich. to Everett and Metha (Kline) Howald.  She married Donald Leon Warfield Sept. 18, 1937 in Hillsdale and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1995.  In the 1940's and 1950's they were often seen around the county playing with their band, The Michigan Redshirts, for local dances and events…

                                                                                                                                                • Mr. Gail William Steiner / 1951-2008

                                                                                                                                                  Mr. Gail William "Bill" Steiner, 57, of Cape Coral, Fla., died on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                    • Orlin Ray Wells

                                                                                                                                                      Orlin Ray Wells, 89, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Adams Township, the son of Howard and Bertha (Lamb) Wells. He is survived by his wife, Maxine (Granger) Wells; one daughter, Susan Wells Goodlock; two grandchildren, Carrie (Gary) Hughes of Jerome and Matthew Dillon of North Adams; two great-grandchildren, Alice and Max Hughes; two step-children, Roberta (Neil) Finegan of Jonesville and Harold (Ruth) Granger of Jackson; 11 step-grandchildren;…

                                                                                                                                                      • Owsen, Irene C.

                                                                                                                                                        IRENE C. OWSEN, 84, of Traverse City, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Munson Medical Center.Funeral services for Irene will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of the Record-Eagle.

                                                                                                                                                        • 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. …

                                                                                                                                                          • Peggy Day, 52

                                                                                                                                                            Peggy Day, age 52, of Holland, went home to be with her Father in Heaven on Thursday, August 28, 2008.  Peggy was a member of the South Olive Christian Reformed Church and the Wednesday Night Coffee Break Bible study. She was an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leo and Laura Packard; and father-in-law, Harold.  She is survived by her husband Lynn, and children, Amy and Nathan Hayes of Missouri, Kari Day and fiancée Justin Coppel of Ann…

                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                              • Phyllis E. Morden

                                                                                                                                                                Phyllis E. Morden, age 93, of Brandon, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in Tampa, Fla. She was born in Ward, Iowa, on July 20, 1915, the daughter of Mrs. Addie Edwards Lindberts. She married Walter S. “Doc” Morden on Aug. 6, 1934, in Angola, Ind. They were married more than 60 years. Phyllis lived most of her lifetime in Michigan. When Doc retired they moved to Valrico, Fla. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #51, Tecumseh, Mich., and Fellowship  Baptist Church,…

                                                                                                                                                                • ROHR RICHARD D

                                                                                                                                                                  Friday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Educational Trust at the Church. Light a candle and share a memory at

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                                                                                                                                                                    • Rice, Cecelia E.

                                                                                                                                                                      CECELIA E. RICE, 88, of Elmwood Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at her home.The Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish in Isadore. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard A. Drummonds March 7, 1983-Aug. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                        Richard A. Drummonds, 25, of Dundee died Wednesday at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 Mosley

                                                                                                                                                                            Richard T. “Rick” Mosley Jr., 53, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the home of his sister in Hillsdale. He was born Aug. 12, 1955, in Jacksonville, N.C.  His father was Richard Mosley. His mother and stepfather were Norman and Linda (Cornwell) Rogers, she survives in Hillsdale. Rick was a journeyman millwright and a graduate of North Adams High School. He had resided in Bonita Springs, Florida for the past 8 years and was also a former resident of the Bellevue area. Surviving…

                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 A. Mullins

                                                                                                                                                                                Robert Alex "Pete" Mullins, 75, of Eastpointe, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Clinton Memorial Hospital, St. Johns, Mich. He was born June 16, 1933, in Lechter County, Ky.

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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:…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • SCHELL JOSEPH O

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday 2-9 p.m. with evening prayers at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). Funeral Tuesday, for times call (586) 977-7300. Share memorials at

                                                                                                                                                                                    • SIMPSON CHESTER A

                                                                                                                                                                                      is at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Road, Livonia on Monday, September 1st from 2-8 p.m. There will be additional visitation at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, followed by the Funeral Services at 3:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church is located at 45201 North Territorial, Plymouth, Michigan (½ Mile West of Sheldon) 734-453-5280.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • SNIDER IDA

                                                                                                                                                                                        94 Beloved wife of the late Ben Snider. Dear mother of Larry (Maxine) Snider and Judy (David) Leash. Loving grandmother of Stephanie Snider, Suzanne Snider, and Elana (Frank) Aoyama. Great-grandmother of Rayna Aoyama. Sister of the late Lillian Jaffe Oaks and the late Oscar Hertz. Sister-in-law of Beatty Hertz and Ida Robbins. SERVICES 10:00 SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 5-9 p.m. at the Church and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday before the Service. Memorials are suggested to the family.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Samuel J. Davey

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thornburg, Owen Leslie

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ROSEVILLE ? Owen L. Thornburg, 59, died on Aug. 25, 2008, due to complications of smoking and heart disease, in Roseville, Mich. Owen was born in Kalkaska on July 15, 1949. He was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1968 until 1972. Owen graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business in 1980 and worked for 25 years for Kerry Steel in Dearborn. Owen is predeceased by his mother Helen (Sieting) Thornburg. He is survived by his father, Darwin (Jean) Thornburg; his…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Virginia L. Chamberlin

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Virginia "Gin" L. Chamberlin, 79, a resident of Chesterfield Township, died Thursday, Aug, 28, 2008, at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mount Clemens. She was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Mount Clemens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Virginia Wagner

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Virginia Wagner, age 89, of 214 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at home. She was born June 21, 1919, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Oliver and Goldie (Wheeler) Edgerton. Virginia graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1937 and resided in Sturgis all of her life, except from 1954 - 1975 when she lived in Colon, Mich., and 1979 -1989 she lived in Newport Richie, Fla.   She married Robert J. Wagner Sr. in Ft. Wayne, Ind.  He passed away on Jan. 18,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 P. Toro June 7, 1953-Aug. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William P. Toro, 55, of Carleton, died at 6:53 a.m. Friday in his home.

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