Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 09/02/08


    Peacefully called home on August 29, 2008. Survived by her devoted husband Richard and daughters Lynn (Kevin) Barnes, Kim (David) Tebay, and Kelly Beckett. Loving grandma to Matthew (Erin), Sarah, David, Allison, Logan, and Delaney. Beloved daughter, sister, and friend. Funeral: September 5, 11:00 a.m. at St. Justin's Church, Largo FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or at

    • Alfreda V. Hoppes

      Alfreda V. Hoppes, of Lyons, loving mother, grandmother and sister passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2008. She was born on February 12, 1934 the daughter of Arthur and Grace Loomis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Hoppes. Alfreda is survived by her five children: Vicki (Michael) Kemp, Randy (Carol) Hoppes, Bonnie (Dan) McGraw, Steven Hoppes, Karen (Stephen) Denis; 10 grandchildren: John (Jane) Hale, Cheyenne Hale, Stacey Hoppes, Nicholas Hoppes, Wesley Hoppes, Jenny Ramos, Jessica…

      • Amma L. Summey

        Emma L. Summey, 70, of Hamilton, Ind., died Aug. 29, 2008, at her home. She was born April 26, 1938, in Angola, Ind., a daughter of Leonard J. and Edna M. (Petre) Rogers. On March 18, 1959, she married Jay E. Summey, and he died Aug. 23, 2006. She was a homemaker who loved her grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and embroidery. Surviving are: a son, Daniel and April Summey of Montgomery, Mich.; a brother, Leonard Petre; four sisters, Katie Suddeth, Zora Robinette, Edna Brown and Lois Beevers; and three…

        • 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. …

            • Arthur L. Steinman

              Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.

              • Audry M. Meadows, 89

                Audry M. Meadows, 89, passed away Aug. 31, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.

                • BELLANCA ROSELIE

                  Friday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Drive 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. To Share a Memory Visit

                  • BESSETTE GREGORY

                    Age 60, of Hartland, passed away at home surrounded by his family, August 30, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife, Faye; children, Julie and Douglas Bessette; step-children, Richard (Sheryl) Brownlee, Kerri (Tim) Kuch and Tricia (Roman) Tafelski; grandchildren, Danielle, Logan, Austin, Roman and Emily; Brother, Tim (Betty) Bessette and many loving extended family members and dear friends. Greg, spouse of Faye of Faye I. Jones & Associates, Inc., was a partner in Roman's Pool Supplies &…

                    • BLAINE JEFFERY DALE

                      will be held on Wendesday, September 3 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 574 South Sheldon Road, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to St. John's Episcopal Church which will divide these amoung Jeff's favorite charities, Crossroads, The Salvation Army and Grace House. Share your special thoughts and memories at

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                        • BURKE CONSTANCE

                          • 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…

                                  • Belva J. Shattuck, 81

                                    Belva J. Shattuck, 81, of Petoskey and formerly of North Platte, Neb., passed away Aug. 16, 2008, at her home.

                                    • Benito Ditommaso

                                      Benito "Benny" Ditommaso, 72, of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, in St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital Oakland Center, Madison Heights. He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Detroit.

                                      • 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. 

                                        • Boris Akerman

                                          AKERMAN, Boris Grigoryevich - Age 84, of Flint, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at Machpelah Cemetery with Rabbi Yisroel Weingarten officiating. Boris was born May 2, 1924 in Russia, the son of Gregory and Aida Akerman. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Russian Army. Boris married Mariya Poznyakova May 1944 and has resided in Flint since 1992. Surviving are: wife, Mariya; 4 children, Raisa Kalika, Adelya Akerman,…

                                          • Bradley E. Strawser

                                            Bradley Eugene “Brad” Strawser, 46, of West U.S. 12, White Pigeon, Mich., died Aug. 30, 2008, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Ind., after a brief battle with cancer. He was born March 23, 1962, a son of Kenneth and Susan (Ward) Strawser. Mr. Strawser was a lifelong resident of this area and spent many years working in different areas of the RV industry. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, play golf and have friends over for a bonfire. He was also a diehard Michigan fan and enjoyed…

                                            • Bretz, Margaret Ann

                                              MARGARET ANN BRETZ, 87, of Eastport, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at the Eastport Village Care Home.A memorial service will be announced in an upcoming edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

                                              • CRAIG EDNA

                                                Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (W. of Hoover Rd.). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI. 48207. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                • CUNDARI EMMA M

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

                                                • CURD JOHN D

                                                  Tuesday 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday 2:00-9:00 p.m. Interment, with Naval Honors, at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. Memorial contributions suggested to Angela Hospice, Livonia, or American Legion Post #346, Farmington.

                                                  • Carl 'Bosco' E. Moore Jr. Aug. 28, 1948-Aug. 31, 2008

                                                    Carl Edward Moore Jr., age 60, a lifelong Monroe resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 31, 2008, at Fountain View Nursing Care Facility in Monroe. Carl was warmly referred to by his family and friends as Bosco.

                                                    • Carl Moore

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

                                                      • Carl Raymond Burriss

                                                        Carl Raymond Burriss, 70, of Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 29, 2008, at his residence after an extended illness. Services are at 10 a.m. today at the Whosoever Will Worship in Elkhart, Ind. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home of Goshen

                                                        • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

                                                          Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating.

                                                          • 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 L. Forbes, 61

                                                              Charles L. Forbes, 61, of Ellsworth, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at his home.

                                                              • 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.

                                                                • Charlotte Marie Rinehart

                                                                  Charlotte Marie Rinehart, 89, of Fremont, Ind. died Friday, Aug. 29 at Lakeland Nursing Center in Angola, Ind. She was born Sept. 19, 1918 in Coldwater to Otto and Anna Marie (Sabrofsky) Hildebrand. She married Earl W. Rinehart on Dec. 24, 1943 in Coldwater. He survives.  Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. Burial will take place…

                                                                  • Chris Hoverman

                                                                    Hoverman, Chris M. Brohman and Freeland MI Age 32 years, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008 as the result of a boating accident on Higgins Lake. Chris was born September 21, 1975 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey the son of Glenn and Cathy (Stone) Hoverman. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1995. Chris had a very strong work ethic and was very particular. He was part owner of B and L Landscaping in Coldwater for several years. Chris was currently working for Tittabawassee Township Park Department as a…

                                                                    • 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 www.pricefuneralhome.net, 1 guest book message

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                                                                        • Darlene M. 'Dolly' Mattson

                                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Darlene M. "Dolly" Mattson, 71, of 705 Wilson St., Ironwood, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Aug. 29, 2008, in her home.

                                                                          • David Avink

                                                                            David A. Avink, age 50, went to be with his Lord, Friday, August 29, 2008. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Funeral Home in Jenison, 1889 Baldwin St. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hudsonville Reformed Church, 3950 Highland Dr. with visiting one hour prior to the service. In lieu, contributions may be made for Nicholas and Benjamin's education. The full obituary and guestbook may be viewed online at www.cookfuneralservices.com. Cook Funeral and Cremation…

                                                                            • 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

                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                    • Dwight L. Knasel, 76

                                                                                      CHEBOYGAN - Dwight Lee Knasel, 76, departed this life to be with the Lord on Thursday Aug. 28, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                      • Dwyer, Timothy James

                                                                                        BEAVER ISLAND ? Timothy James Dwyer, of Beaver Island, formerly of Traverse City, passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, leaving his loving wife and best friend Jane; mother, Mary; brothers and sisters, Joe (Kathy), Bill (Carole), Mike (Laurie), Pat (late wife Molly), Allys Drevers (Bruce), Bridget Bailey (Dave), Jean Bugia (Dave), and Linda; many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.Tim attended St. Francis Catholic High School and graduated from Traverse City Senior High School. After graduating…

                                                                                        • ECKERT BEATRICE T

                                                                                          Tuesday 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

                                                                                          • Earl Tracy, 60

                                                                                            Earl Richard "Dick" Tracy, age 60, of Holland,  died September 1, 2008. Loving son of Mary Jane and the late Earl; brother of Diane Miller, Mary Lou (Mark) Bristol, Carol (John) Gallagher, Linda (Scott) McFall and John Tracy; stepfather of Mark Klebba, Lisa (Michael) Daniels, David (Natasha) Klebba and Michael (Beverly) Klebba; grandfather of Michelle (Joseph) Furline, David Ripley, Heather, Sydney and Haley Miller and Ryan Klebba; numerous nieces, nephews extended family members and dear…

                                                                                            • Ella G. Prins, 89

                                                                                              Ella G. Prins, 89, of Holland died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at First Reformed Church in Holland with The Dr. Daniel Gillett officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap cemetery. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St. and an hour before the service on Thursday.  www.lifestorynet.com

                                                                                              • Elmer W. Gibson, 94

                                                                                                Elmer W. Gibson, 94, of Charlevoix, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

                                                                                                • Elvira A. Dragish

                                                                                                  IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Elvira A. Dragish, 91, of 511 E. Houk St., Ironwood, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                  • Emma L. Summey

                                                                                                    Emma L. Summey, 70, of Hamilton, Ind. died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at her home. She was born on April 26, 1938 in Angola, Ind., the daughter of Leonard J. and Edna M. (Petre) Rogers. She married Jay E. Summey on March 18, 1959. Mrs. Summey was a homemaker in her own home. Survivors include her son Daniel (April) Summey of Montgomery, brother Leonard Petre, sisters Katie Suddeth, Zora Robinette, Edna Brown and Lois Beevers and grandchildren Taja, Skyler and Kayden Summey. She was preceded in death by her…

                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                      • Florence Fee

                                                                                                        Florence A. Fee, 97, of Woodbridge Township, passed away Saturday Aug. 30, 2008 at home.  She was born March 12, 1911 in Osseo the daughter of Delos and Anna (Sitterly) Frederick. Florence graduated from Osseo High School in 1930 and belonged to the Lickley Corners Baptist Church. She enjoyed leisure time gardening and tatting. In 1936 she married George Fee and he preceded her in death in 2001. Survivors include two sons,  Judson (Jeanette) Fee of Rockmart, Ga., and David (Carol) Fee of Hillsdale; two…

                                                                                                        • Florine Adela Loosemore

                                                                                                          • Frances E. Murdock

                                                                                                            Frances Eudora Murdock a lifelong resident of Hillsdale passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at Drews Place in Coldwater at the age of 97. She was born June 19, 1911 in Paulding County, Ohio the daughter of Lawrence and Minnie (Burnett) Binkley. She married Charles Carroll Murdock on June 30, 1936 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1971. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl M. Binkley and W. Emmet Binkley; two sisters, an infant girl and Edna Lucille Binkley; and a…

                                                                                                            • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

                                                                                                              Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com .

                                                                                                              • Fritz, James A. "Jim"

                                                                                                                James A. "Jim" Fritz, 68, of Auburn, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2008, at the MidMichigan Medical Center Midland. The son of Barbara M. (Gatza) and the late Arthur J. Fritz was born on April 8, 1940, in Bay City and had resided in this area all his life. He graduated from T.L. Handy High School, served with the U.S. Navy, worked and retired from General Motors, was a member of UAW Local 467 and St. Anthony/St. Joseph Parish Community. On June 6, 1964, he married Patricia A. Reder, she…

                                                                                                                • George G. Sowerby

                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                      • Gilbert P. Saum Dec. 9, 1920-Aug. 28, 2008

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

                                                                                                                        • Grant R. Phillips

                                                                                                                          Grant R. Phillips, 66, of Howe, Ind., passed away Aug.31, 2008, at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. He was born Nov. 15, 1941 in Sturgis, Mich., a son to Ray & Dorothy (Mandigo) Phillips. Grant had resided in Howe for the past 32 years. His early life and growing up years were spent in White Pigeon where he was and still is known as “Ollie”. He graduated from White Pigeon High School with the class of 1959. On April 3, 1976, he married Jerilyn Fennell at the Howe United Methodist…

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                                                                                                                            • HUGHES ELWOOD

                                                                                                                              Tuesday 1:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate. Memorials appreciated to American Heart Association.

                                                                                                                              • HUNTER DOUGLAS A

                                                                                                                                will be Wednesday 12-5 p.m. and Thursday 11-12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral service at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

                                                                                                                                • HUSSEINI MICHAEL K

                                                                                                                                  Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. www.neely-turowski.com

                                                                                                                                  • Hamelin, Edith Frances

                                                                                                                                    EDITH FRANCES HAMELIN, 76, of Leland, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.Friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at Beechwood Cemetery, Leland. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Arrangements are with Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                                    • Harrington, Carrieanne (Schmidt)

                                                                                                                                      . Memorial cards for the "Wishes of the Family" will be available at the funeral home to be used for a future scholarship fund for Alex or to the donors favorite charity. If you are unable to attend the visitation you may offer your condolences to the funeral at www. gephartfuneralhome.com.

                                                                                                                                      • Harry W. Peck

                                                                                                                                        • Harvey Mast, 85

                                                                                                                                          Harvey Mast, age 85, of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2008 following a brief illness. Harvey was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church and had worked as a foreman for Royal Casket and Ver Plank Casket Companies in Zeeland.  He was a member of the Michigan Harness Horse Association. He is survived by his wife, of 63 years, Jessie and children: Dave and Gayle Mast of Zeeland, Sally and Roger Langeworthy of Zeeland; 2 Grandchildren, Kelly Mast, Carrie and Scott Hower; 4…

                                                                                                                                          • Helen F. Sontag

                                                                                                                                            Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling.,…

                                                                                                                                            • Hintz, Robert William

                                                                                                                                              Robert William Hintz, 79, of Midland, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.

                                                                                                                                              • Jack Murray, 63

                                                                                                                                                Jack Murray, 63, died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at his home in East Jordan.

                                                                                                                                                • 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 R. Westbrook II

                                                                                                                                                  • James Snively

                                                                                                                                                    A memorial for James Snively is planned for Saturday, Sept. 6, on his property at 8490 Boynton Road, Harbor Springs.

                                                                                                                                                    • James Story

                                                                                                                                                      Story, James Michael, Ph.D. Saline, MI Age 58, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Pamela J. (Earl), his daughter, Kelly (Aaron) Wade and his son, Daniel Story. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date and a full obituary will be published when that date has been determined. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in…

                                                                                                                                                      • Jason Rutgers, 76

                                                                                                                                                        Jason H. Rutgers, 76, of Holland, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E.16th St.

                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                          • Jean Elizabeth Marx

                                                                                                                                                            Jean Elizabeth Marx, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, in Clarkston. She was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                            • 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: www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

                                                                                                                                                              • Jessie M. Eppolite

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

                                                                                                                                                                • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Joel Fors

                                                                                                                                                                    BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. -- Joel Fors, 28, of Bruce Crossing, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at his home on the Nara family homestead.

                                                                                                                                                                    • John F. 'Jack' Simkins, 63

                                                                                                                                                                      John F. “Jack” Simkins, of Harbor Springs, died Aug. 28, 2008, at the age of 63.

                                                                                                                                                                      • John Quinn, 45

                                                                                                                                                                        A memorial service celebrating the life of John T. Quinn, 45, of Holland, will be Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 277 College Ave.  Quinn, an associate professor of classics at Hope College, died Thursday, June 19, 2008. 

                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                            • Juan Trevino, 90

                                                                                                                                                                              Juan Trevino, 90, of Holland, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315  E. 16th St., Holland.

                                                                                                                                                                              • June P. Comrie

                                                                                                                                                                                • KUSE HELEN M

                                                                                                                                                                                  • KUZMA STELLA

                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 91. August 31, 2008 of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Alexander. Loving mother of Dennis (Patricia), Sandra Biagini, the late Beverly Tabor and the late Stacey Pulsipher. Mother-In-Law of Dan Tabor and Paul Pulsipher. Dearest grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine. For funeral service information please call The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 1-734-671-5400. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice House or Barbara Ann…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • KWASNICA EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 81 of Lake Orion, MI and San Clemente, California. Passed away in San Clemente August 25, 2008. Loving husband of the late Sandra Juliet. Dear father of Karen (James) Long and Edward (Ingrid) Kwasnica. Grandfather of Angela (Bryan), James (Kim), Christopher, Kelsey, Lauren, and Kristen. Great-grandfather of Alexis Juliet. Brother of Stella Longo, the late Joseph Kwasnick and Leo Kwasnica. Edward was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a retired process engineer with Ford Motor Tractor Division, and a longtime…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kenneth E. Musselman, 83

                                                                                                                                                                                        CHEBOYGAN - Kenneth Musselman, age 83 of Cheboygan, passed away at Tender Care of Cheboygan on Sunday Aug. 31, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kenneth Emelander

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kenneth Emelander of Saranac passed away September 1, 2008. Arrangements pending with Lake Funeral Home of Saranac.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • L. Wendell Snook

                                                                                                                                                                                            L. Wendell Snook, 93, of Three Rivers, Mich., and formerly of Colon, passed away Aug. 29, 2008, at the Three Rivers Health Medical Center. Wendell was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Colon Township, a son to the late Clyde A. and Florence  (Peters) Snook. Wendell attended Colon Community Schools, including Eberhard Elementary School and graduated from Colon High School with the Class of 1933 as valedictorian. On June 17, 1944, he married Mildred L. Ives in Jackson. She preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 2001. …

                                                                                                                                                                                            • LARKY RICHARD

                                                                                                                                                                                              Loving father of Joseph Larky. Dear brother of Sheldon (Barbara) Larky. Also remembered by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. Services were held at Machpelah Cemetery, Ferndale. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000 OR VISIT www.thedorfmanchapel.com, 1 guest book message

                                                                                                                                                                                              • LASHMET JOYCE A

                                                                                                                                                                                                August 31, 2008. Surrounded by her loving family. Age 46 of Northville. Beloved daughter of Helen and the late Edwin Lashmet. Dearest sister of Jean M. Lashmet and Nancy C. LeVey (Thomas). Aunt of Tommy and Chris LeVey. Also survived by Butch and Sterling. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile) Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with Service of Remembrance 7 p.m. Memorials to the Beaumont Hospital, Rose Cancer Center 3577 W. 13 Mile Rd.,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lee Roy Perkins

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lee Roy Perkins age 75 of Lake Odessa passed away September 1, 2008. Arrangements pending with Lake Funeral Home of Ionia.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leland Nurkkala

                                                                                                                                                                                                    WATERSMEET, Mich. -- Leland Nurkkala, 85, of Watersmeet, died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Louis 'Buck' Hawk, 76

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Louis “Buck” Hawk, 76, of Petoskey, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MAJESKE WILLIAM R

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MALLORY JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Prayer Service 7 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Honor Flight Michigan, Inc., P.O. Box 237, Royal Oak, Michigan 48068-9998. Obituary and Condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MICHELINI ROBERT (BOB)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MITCHELL MARY DELORIS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, September 3 at 3-8 p.m. Family hour Thursday September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Pye Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth. www.PyeFuneralHome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Magdalene M. Selzer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Magdalene M. Selzer, age 78, formerly of Mendon, died Aug. 27, 2008, at the Tendercare Nursing Home in Clare, Mich.  She was born in Mendon on Nov. 10, 1929, the daughter of William and Anna (Sesterhenn) Selzer.  She graduated from Mendon High School in 1947, was married to Orris Leister and later divorced.  She has lived in the Midland area most of her life. Magdalene is survived by a brother, Howard Selzer of Des Plaines, Ill., and a sister, Evelyn Schmidt of Portage. She was preceded in death by her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mamie Marie (Klinger) Overweg, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mamie Marie (Klinger) Overweg, age 90, of North Blendon passed away Sunday evening August 31, 2008 at Hospice House of Holland following a lingering illness. Mamie was a life long member of North Blendon Christian Reformed Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and a custodian. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society. Mamie was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edward Overweg in 2005 and her brothers, Harold and Joe Klinger. Mamie is survived by her children, Ruth and John…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marguerite J. O'Brien, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marguerite J. O’Brien, 88, of Davison and Harbor Springs, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, at Sterling House of Davison.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Martin A. Wanhaaho

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HURLEY, Wis. -- Martin A. Wanhaaho, 78, of Hurley, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2008, in Ironwood, Mich., surrounded by his loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Martin Trujillo Sr., 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Martin Trujillo Sr., age 84, of Holland, formerly of San Antonio, TX, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at his home. Martin was employed at both Baker Furniture and Herman Miller and was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Galvan Trujillo in 1988; and his grandson, Anthony James Valles in 1997. He is survived by his children, Martin (Anna) Trujillo Jr., Maria (Siro) Valles, Alfredo (Amelia) Trujillo Sr., Diana (Eulis) Simpson, Sylvia Kragt, Juanita De…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 H. Barker May 13, 1917-Sept. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary H. Barker, age 91, of Monroe died 5:50 a.m. Monday at the Sterling House of Monroe. Friends may call from 2 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where the Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. She will lie in state at St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Jean Robertson

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Sarna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda’s in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Melissa Marie Nurenburg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Melissa Marie Nurenberg age 41 of Orleans passed away August 31, 2008 at her home. She was born December 12, 1967 in Grand Rapids the daughter of Robert and Audie (Murphy) Sayles. Melissa married Rob Nurenberg March of 2008 in Grand Rapids.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Molly Unick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Molly Unick, 85, of Coldwater died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Coldwater. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12 noon at Dutcher Funeral Home. The Rev. Fr. Brian Stanley will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Molly was born May 21, 1923 in Detroit to Peter and Lucy (Norbutas) Unick. Ms. Unick’s family moved to Quincy…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Myrtle Bain, 78

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHEBOYGAN - Myrtle Bain, age 78 of Afton, passed away on Saturday Aug. 30, 2008 at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Naffie, Dominic R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will take place Friday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with an evening vigil service at 8 p.m., at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the church. Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Norva O. Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Norva O. Martin age 92 of Ionia passed away August 30, 2008 in Ionia. She was born August 2, 1916 in Newaygo County the daughter of Bert and Velma Dickerson. Norva married Howard Martin in 1940 in Napolean, Ohio who preceded her in death in 1994.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ORLICK ALAN SCOTT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores. Burial with military honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Roseville. Share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Olen A. Krontz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Olen Arthur Krontz, 56, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away Aug. 31, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born June 26, 1952, in Sturgis, Mich., a son to Gordon and Dena (Palmer) Krontz. Olen had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his whole life and graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1971. On May 31, 1997, he married Sandra Krause in Angola, Ind. Olen truly enjoyed his job as a technician with Charter Communications in Coldwater, a position he held until health…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Olen Arthur Krontz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Olen Arthur Krontz, age 56, of Burr Oak, passed away Sunday morning August 31, 2008 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born June 26, 1952 in Sturgis, a son to Gordon and Dena (Palmer) Krontz. Olen had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his whole life and graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1971. On May 31, 1997, he married Sandra Krause in Angola, Ind. Olen truly enjoyed his job as a technician with Charter Communications in Coldwater, a position he held until health…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ortese "Ernie" D'Agostino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ortese "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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Orva B. Kelts, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Orva B. Kelts, 93, of Ada, died Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2008, on her daughter and son-in-law’s boat which she enjoyed so much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PAPA SHIRLEY A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Road). Funeral Service Thursday 12:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Please share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • R.E. Secord, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          YUCAIPA, Calif. - R.E. Secord, 84, of Yucaipa, Calif., formerly of Michigan, passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RASKIN ELMER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Services 2 p.m. at the Ira Kaufman Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rakoski, Audrey M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will take place Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an evening vigil service at 8 p.m. at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manistee. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Manistee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Reta B. Shelly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reta B. Shelly, 79, of Howe, Ind., died Aug. 31, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Howe. 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 L. ‘Bob' Fein, 72

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHEBOYGAN - Robert L. “Bob” Fein, 72, of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Hospice House in Cheboygan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert Mahoney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mahoney, Robert D. St. Charles, Michigan Passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Chesaning Nursing Care Center. Age 88 years. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Kendall Funeral Home, St. Charles and a complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's issue of The Saginaw News. Kendall Funeral Home St. Charles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Roger Dell Jr., 39

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Roger Dell Jr., 39, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at his home near East Jordan. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Roselie Bellanca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Roselie Bellanca (nee Militello), 97, of St. Clair Shores, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in St. Clair Shores. She was born April 28, 1911, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ruby Grimes

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SANCHEZ CAROL A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 12-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Rd. Rosary, Wednesday 7 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SOKOLOFF MORRIS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 96. Beloved husband of the late Rose Sokoloff. Dear father of Dr. Stephen (Bozena) Sokoloff. Cherished brother of the late Etta Sokoloff, the late Fannie Sokoloff, the late Anna (the late Izzy) Bellibroff, the late Ida Quen, the late Louis (Dorothy) Sokoloff and the late Yetta (the late Samuel) Shubow. He is also survived by a world of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 10:30 WEDNESDAY MORNING AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL (248)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SOWERBY GEORGE G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) 2-9 p.m. Service Thursday at the funeral home, for time call (586) 977-7300. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fraser High School Athletics in memory of George and his son Michael. Share memories at www.bcfh.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sheryle Ann Seppa

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shirley A. Papa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Solosky, Ruth Irene

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6 Ruth Irene Solosky, 84, of Midland, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, after a courageous struggle with cancer. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after an all night vigil. The daughter of the late William Henry and Ruth (Galbriath) Sutliff, she was born on Nov. 5, 1923, in Midland. Ruth was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stanley J. Winowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steven M. Mynhier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Steven M. Mynhier, 50, of 1620S - 500E, LaGrange, Ind., died Aug. 31, 2008, at the Badlands Off Road Track in Attica, Ind., as the result of an ATV accident. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind., which is handling arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TOGER ANNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1-9 p.m. Tuesday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Rosary 7 pm Tuesday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • TROTTO LENA S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (313) 278-5100. Funeral service Thursday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Please make donations to Angela Hospice. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Terri Len Knaggs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Terri Len Knaggs, 43, of Litchfield passed away Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Atlanta, Mich. She was born Oct. 20, 1964 in Cleburne, Texas and graduated in 1983 from Cleburne High School. She volunteered her time as a member of the Litchfield Zoning Committee and was also active in many activities at the Litchfield Community Schools where her children are students.  Survivors include her husband Gerald Knaggs, married Feb. 17, 1995, of Litchfield; two children,  Tristan and Taylor Knaggs at home; mother and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thornburg, Owen L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OWEN L. THORNBURG, 59, of Roseville, formerly of Kalkaska, died on Aug. 25, 2008, in Roseville. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 128 Cedar St., Kalkaska.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Virginia C. Canuelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia Corinne Canuelle, 73, of Yale, died Saturday Aug. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Pontiac.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia Faye Handy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Virginia Faye Handy of Jonesville passed away Aug. 29, 2008 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Jan. 6, 1952 in Jackson the daughter of Lawrence and Hazel (Sackett) Whetstone. She is survived by her husband, of 38 years, Robert Handy; two daughters, Corinna (Steven) Huggett of Marshall and Crystal (Andrew) Taylor of Jonesville; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Betty (Jim) Gamble of Florida and Kristina Matrisch of North Adams and one brother, Daniel Whetstone of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Virginia Follick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Virginia Follick (nee Messina), 83, a longtime resident of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She was born March 11, 1925, in Detroit., Helen Mae Kuse, 90, of Mount Clemens, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Henry Ford Continuous Care in Harper Woods. She was born June 6, 1918, in Perry County, Ohio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WAGNER RICHARD N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd.) Warren, Wednesday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 8 p.m. ahpeters.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WATKINS JAMES W Mr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watkins, age 83, died Friday. Retired from Michigan Bell. Deacon for Belleville Presbyterian Church and member of Boots In Motion. Arrangements by BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville (734) 697-4500 www.davidcbrownfh.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 WujekCalcaterra.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WINOWSKI STANLEY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Thursday 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 54045 Schoenherr (S. of 25 Mile Rd.) until Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wander, Keith Roger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KEITH ROGER WANDER, 45, of Morgan Hill, Calif., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, near his northern California home after a motorcycle accident.Arrangements are pending with Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilda Jean Croff, 83

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A memorial service for Wilda Jean Croff, of Conway, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Charles G. Parks Funeral Home, Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William A. Ferguson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      William A. "Fergie" Ferguson, 87, of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital Macomb Center, Warren. He was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William Frasier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FRASIER, William Loren - Age 71, of Gladwin, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation will be held 5-9 PM Tuesday and 1-4 and 5-9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wilma Hill, 87

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wilma N. Hill, age 87, of Holland, died July 17, 2008. Born January 6, 1921 in Rising Sun, IN, to Frank and Ruth (Durbin) Neal. She was a seasonal secretary working for H.J. Heinz or P. Ray Gemmen and Assoc., later working full time for Holland Ladder before moving to Ft. Wayne, IN, in 1972. While in Holland, Wilma enjoyed singing with Sweet Adelines and various quartets. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. After retiring from Fort Wayne State School and Training Center, she returned to…

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