Monday, September 1, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 09/01/08

  • Adrian Van Putten, 94

    Adrian Van Putten, 94, of Holland, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Holland Community Hospital. Adrian was born March 4, 1914 to Jacob A. and Dora Van Putten in Holland, Michigan.  He was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church.  Adrian was preceded in death by his wife, Ada, in 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Judie and Ron Kapenga, grandchildren:  Scott and Jan Kapenga, Brent Kapenga, Ronda and Terry Davidson, great-grandchildren:  Tim, Dan, Brad, and Heather Kapenga, his brother,…

    • 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…

        • 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.

          • 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.

              • BALCOM BETTY

                Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. funeral service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (btwn. Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice. To leave a message of condolence with the family, log on to

                • BASS DOUGLAS DEAN

                  Age 62. August 25, 2008 of Troy, formerly of Marion, Kansas. Dear father of Amee (Gregory) Bezanis, Sara Bass and Carl (Heather) Bass. Dear son of Bessie Bass and the late Carl Bass. Grandfather of Bess, Billy, and Carl. Brother of Carlita (Bill) Bass, Robert (Laura) Bass and the late Annabelle Schwartz. Private Services were held. Additional memorial service and inurnment will be Thursday, September 4th in Marion, Kansas. Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Troy. Memorials to the American Red Cross. Share…

                  • BEAUDOIN JOHN JAMES IV

                    Age 65. August 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Dean (Rosemary), John V (Andrea), Susan (Craig) Beebe, and Brian (Marie). Dear grandfather of Craig, Sara, Megyn, Scott, Jessica, Brian, and Erin. Also survived by three sisters, Betty Gasperich, Janet (Dave) Kellokski, and Debbie Anderson. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family to receive visitors 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Service. In lieu of…

                    • BOLOGNA JOSEPH A

                      Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Scripture Service 7 p.m. Tuesday. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of the Funeral Mass at St. Angela Church, Roseville. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Seasons Hospice. Share a memory with the family at

                      • 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…

                                    • CENKNER EDWARD R

                                      • CORSO ADAM

                                        Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (btwn. Sheldon and Beck). Honor Guard Service Tuesday 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 11 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 409 W. Columbia, Belleville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Condolences

                                        • CUNDARI EMMA M

                                          Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Entombment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

                                          • Cain, Richard B. "Rich"

                                            RICHARD B. 'RICH' CAIN, 60, of Suttons Bay, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.Memorial services are pending and will be held on a weekend in September. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

                                            • Carl Moore

                                              Carl Moore, age 60, of Monroe, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at Fountain View of Monroe.

                                              • 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.…

                                                  • Carter James Holbrook Aug. 27, 2008

                                                    Carter James Holbrook, infant son of Brian and Jessica Holbrook of Dundee, was stillborn at 7:22 p.m. August 27, 2008 at Mott's Children Hospital in Ann Arbor.

                                                    • Charles Wesley Collins Nov. 22, 1926-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                      Charles Wesley Collins, age 81, of Monroe, MI, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 3:48 AM in his home. He had been in poor health for the past 6 months.

                                                      • Corning-Smalley, Ione (Yauch)

                                                        for Ione will take place at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home today, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. Gerald Micketti will be officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the Cornell Township Cemetery. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

                                                        • D'AGOSTINO ORESTE

                                                          Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Scripture Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Dennis Roman Catholic Church, (corner of Stephenson Highway and 12 Mile Rds.), Royal Oak. Entombment Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorials to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or The Capuchins. Share memories at

                                                          • DANISZEWSKI ELEANOR D

                                                            Tuesday 1 - 9 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Dearborn. Scripture service Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

                                                            • DESMOND CATHERINE

                                                              August 28, 2008, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of the late Edward P. Grandmother of Lana Luttman, Natalie Conz, Tony and Bonnie Desmond. Great-grandmother of Ronald, Daniel, and Melanie Luttman, Natasha and Brian Conz, Tony, Catherine, Colleen, and Casside Desmond. Family will receive friends Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at Lourdes Nursing Home…

                                                              • DITOMMASO BENITO (BENNY)

                                                                • DYBASH DAVID L

                                                                  • Dale Hackett

                                                                    • 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 Sabedra

                                                                        Sabedra, David C. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Sabedra passed away Friday, August 29, 2008 in Venice, Florida. Age 59 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Gephart Funeral Home

                                                                        • Denessa "Denise" Young

                                                                          Denessa "Denise" Young, 88, of Berkley for 29 years, formerly of Ferndale, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Detroit.

                                                                          • Donald Franklin Webb Jan. 12, 1936-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                                            Donald Franklin Webb, age 72, passed away peacefully at his Carleton home on Saturday morning. He had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice for the past two weeks.

                                                                            • Donald H. Gross Feb. 8, 1925-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                                              Gross, Donald H.; age 83 of Southgate, formerly of Monroe; August 30, 2008.

                                                                              • Donald J. Scurio Jr., 49

                                                                                Donald J. Scurio Jr., age 49, of  Wright, Wyoming, formerly of Fennville, MI, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 after a battle with lung cancer. Born June 13, 1959 in Douglas, MI, he was the son of Donald and Sylvia (Hirner) Scurio. Don graduated from Fennville High School in 1978, and was a heavy equipment mechanic for over 30 years. He is survived by his daughter Ella Scurio, grandson Caleb Scurio, his parents Donald and Sylvia Scurio, and his brother Darrell and Becki Scurio all of Fennville. At his request…

                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                  • ECKERT BEATRICE T

                                                                                    2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Mass Wednesday at St. Cletus Catholic Church, Warren. (Call for time at 248-541-7000). Memorials to Adrian Domincan Sisters appreciated. Share your memories at

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                                                                                      • Ella G. Prins, 89

                                                                                        Ella G. Prins, age 89, of Holland died Saturday, August 30, 2008. Ella was the daughter of George and Mary Risselada. She was born, raised and lived her whole life in Holland, MI.  She was a graduate of Holland High School in 1937. She was a member of the first experimental Dutch Dance Group in Holland.  She worked at Holland Hospital as a nurse’s aid in the OB and infant care department for over 10 years. She had a life time association with the “fifteenth street girls” and a The Local Sewing…

                                                                                        • FERGUSON WILLIAM A

                                                                                          Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Road). Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Please share memories at

                                                                                          • FIRESTONE DR MOREY

                                                                                            Beloved husband of the late Nettie Firestone. Dear father of Ellen Firestone. Devoted brother of Sylvia Ungar and the late Helen Iszauk. Also survived by Sadie, loving caregivers: Steffanyes Watkins, Brandi Kemp, Tina Layman James, Lucinda Bowman, and Camela Hayes. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 12 NOON TUESDAY AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

                                                                                            • FORCIER CATHERINE

                                                                                              Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:30 until time of 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 21 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. In lieu of flowers donations to the family are appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at .

                                                                                              • Fritz, James A.

                                                                                                   James A. Fritz, age 68, of Auburn, died Saturday Aug. 30, 2008, at MidMichigan Medical Center.    Arrangements are under the care of the Auburn Chapel of Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home.   

                                                                                                • GENDRON MARGARET EVA

                                                                                                  • Gay Jr., Leo Lawrence

                                                                                                    will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, from Holy Scripture Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Schneider will officiate with burial in Midland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Leo's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St. on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Holy Scripture Lutheran Church. If you are unable to visit with the family…

                                                                                                  • Gerald L. Condren

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

                                                                                                    • Gilbert P. Saum

                                                                                                      Gilbert P. Saum, 87, of Monroe died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, North Muskegon.

                                                                                                      • HUSSEINI MICHAEL K

                                                                                                        Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m.

                                                                                                        • Hartman, Shirlee

                                                                                                          EMPIRE ? Shirlee Hartman, 74, of Empire, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.Shirlee was born July 12, 1934, in Warren, Ohio, to George and Vivian (Montgomery) Parke. She married Millard "Mick" Hartman on April 19, 1951, in Roseville. Shirlee enjoyed volunteering at the Munson Hospice House, caregiving for her mother and gardening. She also enjoyed reading, especially to help her spiritual growth of her religion, Eckankar. Shirlee was considered a friend to all…

                                                                                                          • Hedelund, J. William

                                                                                                            will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, from St. John's Episcopal Church. Reverend Rob Skirving will be celebrant, assisted by Reverend Michael H. Wilson, Minister of Pastoral Care. Interment will follow in Midland City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from noon until the time of service. Memorial may be in Bill's memory may be offered to St. John's Episcopal Church Food Pantry.    Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home where…

                                                                                                            • 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, age 78, of Holland, went be with his Lord and Savior Friday August 29, 2008 after a two year courageous battle with ALS disease. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Holland and an organizing member of Heritage Reformed Church in Holland, where he served as an elder. Irwin was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, in 1989 the loving mother of his seven children. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy; and brothers, “Doc” and “Bud” Grysen. Irwin is…

                                                                                                                • 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 Mack

                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                              • Jean Shumaker

                                                                                                                                Mrs. Jean Shumaker, aged 83, of Comstock Park, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008. A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's press or online at:

                                                                                                                                • 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;…

                                                                                                                                      • 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).

                                                                                                                                          • KRINKIE HARRY

                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                • LEONE JOSEPH ARMANDO

                                                                                                                                                  will be Tuesday, 1-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with in state 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge, 3740 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.

                                                                                                                                                  • LIBA DAVID JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions to St. John Health Foundation, 1471 E. Twelve Mile Rd., Madison Heights MI 48071-9784. Please sign David's online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                      • Letha Glass

                                                                                                                                                        GLASS, Letha Shantea - 3 months, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Grand Blanc Township. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 AM until time of service Tuesday. Burial has taken place at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Those desiring may contributions to the family. Letha was born May 16, 2008 in Grand Blanc, the daughter of James Malachi Glass and Kimberly Nicole…

                                                                                                                                                        • MALKOWSKI ERVIN A

                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                          • MATYE ANTON SR

                                                                                                                                                            Monday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Rosary Monday time pending. A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren. In state Tuesday 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass 1 p.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14085 E. 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to American Heart Association appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                            • MEERSCHAERT GERALD

                                                                                                                                                              at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke) Utica Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18203 23 Mile Rd. (23 and Romeo Plank), Macomb until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Family request donations to Dominican Sisters of Adrian Retirement Fund or Hospice of Michigan Please share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                              • MOGGIO RUDOLPH DAVID

                                                                                                                                                                at church begins at 10 a.m. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Lourdes Nursing Home. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                • Margaret Castle

                                                                                                                                                                  CASTLE, Margaret Ann - Age 79, of Swartz Creek, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, Pastor David Daniel officiating. Burial immediateley following at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from11:00 AM until time of service Saturday. Those desiring may make contributions to American Kidney Fund. Online condolences…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret E. Holmes Feb. 18, 1918-Aug. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret E. Holmes, age 90 years of Monroe, MI, died Friday, August 29, 2008 at Medilodge of Monroe, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Mark J. Langton June 4, 1957-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      Mark Joseph Langton of Carleton, Michigan, age 51, peacefully passed away at his home on Saturday, August 30, 2008 from a hard-fought battle with cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 M. Koster

                                                                                                                                                                            DUNDEE - Mary M. Koster, 84, of Dundee died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at TenderCare of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary M. Koster March 8, 1924-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                              Mary M. Koster, age 84 of Dundee, and a lifetime resident of Monroe County, died at 5:30 AM, Saturday, August 30, 2008 at TenderCare Nursing Home in Monroe following a two year illness.

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 Martyniek

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • NELSON BRANDON JAY

                                                                                                                                                                                              will be Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with a Service of Remembrance at 7 p.m. at the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., (1 blk west of Farmington Rd., downtown Farmington).

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nichols, Ronald A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008, from Wilson MILLER Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Midland City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by U. S. Army Military Funeral Honors. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Personal messages of support may be left for the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Oreste "Ernie" D'Agostino

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oreste "Ernie" D'Agostino, 74, of Madison Heights for 51 years, formerly of Hazel Park, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born Feb. 21, 1934, in S. Elia, Italy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Owings, Margaret E. "Maggie"

                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRAVERSE CITY ? Margaret Ellen (McCoy) Owings, 86, of Mancelona, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Maggie was the daughter of the late Jarvis and Nettie (Murphy) McCoy, born on Aug. 18, 1922, in Dowagiac.Maggie made her home with her late husband, Lt. Col. Orville Owings (Ret.) in St. Joseph, where she raised her family. In 1982, Maggie relocated to Mancelona from Dallas, Texas. Maggie was an outgoing individual who never met a "stranger," and was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • POPOVICH VICTORIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RASKIN ELMER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beloved husband of Hilda Raskin. Dear father of Steven Raskin, Robbi Raskin, Ken Raskin, and the late Carol Raskin. Devoted grandfather of Michael Raskin. Cherished brother of Gerald (Betty) Raskin and brother-in-law of Irwin (Joane) Arkin and Selma (the late Gerald) Tenenbaum. SERVICES 2:00 P.M. TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • REINHARD ROBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St Clair Shores. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joan of Arc Church or the Capuchins 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207. .

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert G. Leonard Aug. 11, 1928-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert G. Leonard, 80 years, a lifelong resident of Monroe, MI passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 3:00 AM in his home with his beloved wife at his side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert G. Rivard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Robert George Rivard, 68, of Rochester Hills, formerly of San Diego and Royal Oak, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He was born July 20, 1940, in Detroit, to George and Clara Rivard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ronald B. Ritter Sr. March 21, 1939-Aug. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ronald B. Ritter Sr., age 69, of Monroe, MI passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 1:05 AM in his home surrounded by his loving family. Ron fought a courageous 3 year battle with lung cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ronald Lee Velik

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ruby Grimes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ruby Grimes, 86, of Monroe, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SARNA MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, September 2 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church (M-53 at Atwater, Ubly, Michigan) from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass. Burial in Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home. (989) 658-8501.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SIPOS-KROLCZYK JEAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 3 p.m. until the time of Service. Memorial tributes are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SMALLER PEARL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved wife of the late Joseph Smaller. Dear mother of Barbara (Michael) Berger and Diane (Harvey) Zameck. Loving grandmother of Robin (Chris) Guyor, Deborah (Howard) Rosner, Allison (Hal) Lieberman, and Stephanie (Peter) Brensilver. Devoted great-grandmother of Matthew and Nicole. Dearest sister of the late Joseph Raber. Sister-in-law of Sylvia and Harry Smaller. Also survived by many loving, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 11 A.M. AT THE…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Samuel J. Davey

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sarah Mohn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MOHN, Sarah Jenny (Badgero) -- Age 84 - Of Argentine, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at her residence. Funeral Services will be 1 PM Tuesday, September 2 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Sunday, 1-3 and 5-8 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Visiting Nurse Services of Michigan. Tributes and condolences may be shared at the obituaries page at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sennett’s death closes a chapter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Holland historical archive vanished with the passing of Fritzi M. Sennett on Aug. 8 at the age of 85. In a life spanning more than half this city’s existence, she both contributed to and chronicled its story. Sennett was born Fritzi Margaret Jonkman on Nov. 16, 1922. She graduated Hope College in 1944. After practice teaching at Holland High School where she was adviser to the Horizon Girls, she taught for two years in Kalkaska. She returned here and joined The Sentinel, writing social news features…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TOSSOUNIAN PHILIPPE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 71. Beloved husband of Virginia. Dearest father of Ara (Krista) Tossounian. Loving grandfather of Arev, Araxie, and Mourad. Dear brother of Grace Elmasian and his late sisters Esther, Angel, Hermineh, and Rosine. Also many other relatives and friends. In state Wednesday 6-9 p.m. in St. Sarkis Armenian Church, Dearborn. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. in the church. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorial tributes to either AYF Kopernik Tandourjian or St. Sarkis Armenian Church. Arrangements by SIMON JAVIZIAN…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thompson, Marilyn Ruth Draper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRAVERSE CITY ? Marilyn Ruth Draper Thompson, 74, went peacefully to be with her Lord after a six-year struggle with ovarian cancer.Marilyn was born in Grand Rapids on July 16, 1934. She was a graduate of Redford High School (Detroit), attended Kalamazoo College, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University. Marilyn was an elementary teacher for numerous years, including at the Interlochen/Traverse City Public Schools. She is…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WESTBROOK JAMES R II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Tuesday 7:00 p.m. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Kieran Church, 53600 Mound (S. of 25 Mile Rd.) until Mass 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc. are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WIESMAN GEORGE EDWARD JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday 7 until 9 p.m. and Wednesday 1 until 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of 18 and Ryan). Funeral Service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wheeler, Skylar Angelina Nicole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Albena E. Clark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Calvin ‘Cal' P. Hornus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Catherine A. (Morrow) Sack Simons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harry Andrews Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Howard F. Kunce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Josephine M. Schuhmacher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joyce Leone Hoy Harrington

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