Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 09/03/08


    • 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.


        September 1, 2008, age 67. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Audra (Edward) Kozlowski and Michael Baert. Proud and loving grandmother of Evan and Abby. Dear sister of Judith McCarthy. Loving aunt of Ellen (Gordon) Hannah and Timothy McCarthy. Proud great-aunt of Benton, Liam and Eileen. Dear friend of Kathy Hayden. Donations preferred to Beaumont Hospice. Memorial visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). A Memorial Mass will…


          Age 60. Dear sister of Jacqueline (Gerald) Brown and Geraldine White. Daughter of the late Mildred and Leonard Triba. Step-daughter of Lil. Aunt of Mark Barr, Colleen McDaniel, John Barr and their families. Also leaves numerous great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visiting Thursday 3-9 p.m., Rosary 7:30 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btwn. 6-7 Mile Rds.). Mass Friday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 555 Oakwood Blvd. (btwn. Schaefer & Miller). Final resting place at St.…

          • BARKER DAVID G

            Highland, Michigan. Age 35, Ford Employee. Beloved father of David and Alyssa. Loving son of Gail (Duane) Dix and Edward K. Davis. Dear brother of Kenneth and Robert Barker and Christina Higgins. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel (810) 231-0200. Visit, Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Please leave a Message of Comfort to David's family at (877) 231-7900 or visit his guestbook at

            • 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

              • BICKHAM ROBERT C

                • 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

                  • BRECKELS SHARON MARIE

                    Of Pontiac, Michigan. Died August 29, 2008. She was the beloved wife of Mark. She is survived by her mother, Phyllis Wisner; brother, Mark (Crystal) Wisner; and sisters, Diane (Don) Champion, Carrie (Kenneth) Bolvari, Cynthia (Jason) Burgdorf, and Joann (Jeff) Dery. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald J. Wisner. Member of the Ferndale Footlighters Club and went to Ferndale High School. Memorial visitation will be held Friday, September 5th from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral…

                    • BURTON FRANK ROY

                      Age 66, passed away suddenly on August 31st. Beloved husband of Theresa; dearly loved father of Erik Romeo (Kathryn), Mark and Todd. Brother to Michael and Wanda. He is also survived by many loved family and friends. Frank was a graduate of Wayne Memorial H.S. ('60) and after serving in the Army, he continued his education and received a Bachelor of Arts from Mercy College of Detroit ('77). He went on to become a Sr. Detective with the Wayne County Sheriff's Dept and after 26 years of service,…

                      • BUTERBAUGH EDWIN REED

                        at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow Ontario Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held to celebrate Ed's life at Harrow United Church 45 Munger St. Harrow Ontario on Friday September 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. David Steadman officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations to be made to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and Harrow United Church. You may send your online condolences at, 1 guest book message

                        • Beatrice Benmark

                          Beatrice Benmark passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Arrangements are being handled by Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home.

                          • Belva J. Shattuck, 81

                            Belva Shattuck, 81, a long-time resident of North Platte who recently moved to Petoskey, died Aug. 16, 2008, at her home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. 

                            • Benito "Benny" Ditommaso

                              Benito "Benny" Ditommaso, 71, of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at St. John Oakland in Madison Heights. He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Detroit.

                              • 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…

                                  • CARINCI BETTY

                                    at McFarland Foss Funeral Home 5401 Schaefer Road, Dearborn, Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 12 noon-9 p.m. with Rosary Service 7 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Clement Catholic Church 5275 Kenilworth Friday 10:30 a.m. with visiting beginning at 10 a.m. Burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery.

                                    • CLANCY MARILYN LORRAINE

                                      Of Farmington. August 30, 2008 at 75 years of age. Marilyn was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan by her parents Adolph and Siama Larson. She graduated from Cooley High School in 1951, married her beloved husband, James Donald Clancy in 1952 and continued her studies at Wayne State University, earning a degree in Library Science. Marilyn went on to work for the Farmington Public School System, first at East Middle School and then at O.E. Dunckel Middle School where she retired in 1991. Marilyn was an avid…

                                      • CLARK BETTY LEE

                                        • CLOS DONALD M

                                          East Lansing, MI. Age 73, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 31, 2008. He was born on October 8, 1934 in Detroit, MI to Edwin and Gladys Clos. Don was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, who was a gentle giant and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by: his children, Dawn (Mike) Gurjack, Dr. Autumn Clos, M.D., Rively Raymond, Donald (Tina) Clos, Robert Clos, William Clos and Mary Ellen (Tex) Goodwin; grandchildren, Angie, Summer,…

                                          • COUSINO PASCHEL J

                                            Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and Funeral Service Thursday 10:00 a.m. at The Allen Park Chapel- Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please visit on-line guest book at

                                            • 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

                                              • CRAIG MARILEE A

                                                12 p.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Marilee will be at the church 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Marilee was born in Redford, Michigan on December 5, 1957. Marilee was an Attorney and continued her practice until May, 2008. Marilee's greatest gift was giving the gift of hope regardless of their ability to pay as an officer of the court. Marilee was blessed to have the…

                                                • CURLEY-McNULTY DEBRA M

                                                  September 3, Wednesday 4 - 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. with final visitation at 10:15 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 West Lake St. (Ten Mile), South Lyon.

                                                  • CZANSTKE PEARL R

                                                    • 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.

                                                        • Carlton M. Richmond, 94

                                                          Carlton M. Richmond, 94, of Charlevoix and formerly of Newberry, died Sept. 2, 2008.

                                                          • Carol Cantanese

                                                            Carol Cantanese, 66, of St. Clair Shores, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Shorepointe Nursing Home. She was born July 1, 1942, in Detroit.

                                                            • 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 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.

                                                                  • 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…

                                                                    • Costley, Grace E.

                                                                      Grace E. Costley, 92, of Traverse City, formerly of Midland, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Funeral arrangements for Grace are incomplete and under the care of the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.

                                                                      • Cynthia Schultz

                                                                        Schultz, Cynthia (Erskine) Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at her home. Age 42 years. Friends may call at the W.L. Case & Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place Friday September 5, 2008 at a time and place to be announced. The complete obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Saginaw News.

                                                                        • DARGIS AMELIA L

                                                                          Thursday 5-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. with in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills.

                                                                          • DICHTEL ELIZABETH

                                                                            will be Thursday from 3-9 p.m. in Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond. For messages of sympathy to the family visit .

                                                                            • DRAPER JEAN

                                                                              Thursday 2-5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen S. Draper Scholarship Fund, c/o Port Huron Hospital, 1221 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060.

                                                                              • Danny H. Smith

                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                  • Darlene Tiguert

                                                                                    • 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 Cook Funeral and Cremation…

                                                                                      • Deblake, William

                                                                                        WILLIAM "BILL" DeBLAKE, 80, of Bear Lake, died Sept. 1, 2008, at home surrounded by family. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Bear Lake United Methodist Church, where the family will be available for visitation one hour prior. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Final interment will be in Bertelson Cemetery in Onekama Township. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Bear Lake is…

                                                                                        • Dennis James Turner

                                                                                          Dennis James Turner, 71, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 2, 2008 at Central Michigan Hospice in Mt. Pleasant following a short illness.

                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                • Dorothy Genge

                                                                                                  Genge, Dorothy Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Genge passed away Tuesday afternoon September 2, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center. Age 92 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in Thursday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Gephart Funeral Home Bay City, Michigan

                                                                                                  • DuPilka, Joseph

                                                                                                    JOSEPH DuPILKA, 93, of Bear Lake, died Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 2008, at Munson Medical Center.Memorial services will be held Friday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bear Lake, where the family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of services. Cremation has taken place at Oak Grove Cemetery with final interment to be in the Pleasanton Township Cemetery. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Bear Lake with funeral arrangements.

                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                    • Elizabeth Ann Pavlovich

                                                                                                      Elizabeth Ann Pavlovich, 52, of Flint passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

                                                                                                      • Elizabeth E. Dichtel

                                                                                                        Elizabeth E. Dichtel, 91, of Casco Township, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness. She was born July 8, 1917, in Mount Clemens.

                                                                                                        • Elmer W. Gibson, 94

                                                                                                          Elmer W. Gibson, 94, of Charlevoix, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix.

                                                                                                          • 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 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…

                                                                                                              • FEIN ROBERT J

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                                                                                                                  • FRITZ FREDERICK J

                                                                                                                    • 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

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                                                                                                                          • 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. Gianotto

                                                                                                                              Frank J. Gianotto, 75, of Clinton Township, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                  • GADULA HENRY E

                                                                                                                                    Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Friday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Rene Goupil Church, 35955 Ryan Road (north of 15 Mile) Sterling Heights. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                    • GANCITANO WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                      Thursday, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Please visit the family's online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                      • GARAVAGLIA LINDA J DECKERVILLE

                                                                                                                                        1:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to , 810-376-3574.

                                                                                                                                        • GERBY MARGARET M

                                                                                                                                          • GIANOTTO FRANK J

                                                                                                                                            • GIZA SYLVIA J

                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (north of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan. Expressions of sympathy can be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                              • GRIEVING ANNA

                                                                                                                                                Age 92 completed life's journey on August 30, 2008. Survived by daughters Evelyn Mastro and Jeanie Connelly; grandchildren Bob, Chris, Anthony, Brian, David, Laurie, Paul and Shawn. Great grandchildren Aidan and Kendall. A wonderful mother and a strong woman.

                                                                                                                                                • George 'Geo' Parris

                                                                                                                                                  • George G. Sowerby

                                                                                                                                                  • Gerald L. Condren

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

                                                                                                                                                    • Geraldine E. Smith

                                                                                                                                                      Geraldine E. Smith,  age 82, of Tecumseh, formerly of Sebring, Florida, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at her sister’s home. She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Clinton, Mich., to Milton and Ilah (Wismer) Sackett. She married Frank Smith on April 11, 1973, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2007.  Geraldine moved to Florida in 1988. She was employed by Bank One in Waukesha, Wisconsin, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club and attended the Bible Fellowship…

                                                                                                                                                      • Gertrude A. Timpe

                                                                                                                                                        Gertrude A. Timpe, 69, of Gladwin passed away Aug. 31, 2008 at Central Michigan Hospice in Mt. Pleasant.

                                                                                                                                                        • Gertrude Weber

                                                                                                                                                          Weber, Gertrude Marie Marquette, Michigan Gertrude Marie Weber, 94, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, August 31, 2008. Gertrude was born on October 3, 1913. She was married to the Reverend Lorenz Weber and the couple lived in Saginaw for 50 years where Lorenz served as Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church. Survivors include daughter, Sylvia (Dennis) Stoltz of Rapid City, SD; son, Deacon John (Ellen) Weber of Munising, MI, son, Reverend Paul (Candy) Weber of Marquette, MI, and son, Reverend David (Lois)…

                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                              • HANSON ELIZABETH M

                                                                                                                                                                September 1, 2008. Age 85. Wife of John for 50 years. Mother of Sharron Catallo. Loving grandmother of Curt Catallo (Ann Stevenson) and Cara Catallo (Derek Werner). Dear great-grandmother of Clare, Cassius, and Coco. Funeral service Thursday 10 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Wednesday 3-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                • HARRISON MARILYN K

                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 3-9 p.m., service Friday 11 a.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 23919 John R, Hazel Park.

                                                                                                                                                                  • HASSELL JEFFREY A

                                                                                                                                                                    Age 40. August 30, 2008. Beloved husband of Lisa A. Loving father of Eta, Jenny, Brandon, and Jeffrey. Also survived by his parents Linda and Mark Smith, brothers Allen, Jason, and Andrew Hassell, and sister Laurie Atkins. Visit Thursday 11 a.m. until time of Service, 5 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (btn. Beech Daly and Telegraph), Redford Twp., 313-535-3030

                                                                                                                                                                    • Hamelin, Edith F.

                                                                                                                                                                      will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., at Beechwood Cemetery. Following the graveside service, there will be a reception honoring the life of Edith at the Bluebird Restaurant in Leland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Munson Stroke Center, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684 and/or to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, PO Box 86, Traverse City, MI 49685. Arrangements are…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Harrington, Carrie Anne (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.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Hazel E. Hilton

                                                                                                                                                                          Hazel Ethel Hilton, 91, a longtime resident of Fraser, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, following a long illness. She was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Kingsport, Tenn., Kathleen Anne "Kathy" Houle, 52, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1955, at Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Hazel Jacob

                                                                                                                                                                            Hazel Jacob, age 83 of Adrian, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.

                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                                                              • Irene Johnson, 91

                                                                                                                                                                                Irene Johnson, 91, of Holland, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in a local nursing home. Arrangements will be announced by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 295 Douglas Ave. 

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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, age 76, of Holland, went to be with his Lord Monday, September 1, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, in 1997.  He was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church and retired from Haworth.  He is survived by his children, Mary Jo and Stan Szymanski, Jackie Rutgers,  Garry and Robin Rutgers, Timothy and Jennifer Rutgers all of Holland, Sally and Mark Fikse of Smyrna, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; brother and sisters, Marvin and Alma Rutgers of Kalamazoo, Sylvia Roon of Holland,…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 Shumaker

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jessie M. Eppolite

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jones, Mary W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph Hengesbach, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph Leo Hengesbach, died August 26, 2008, in Lansing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Almira. Surviving are his children, Debra (Roy) Wallace, Michael, Sheila (Randy) VanWormer, Gail, Joseph (Sue), Steven (Jean), Edward (Tracy), Laurie (Richard) Krausz, Faye (Dale) Schmitz and Amy (Kevin) Robbins; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Joyce Garvelink, 76

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Joyce Garvelink, age 76, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in Hospice House of Holland. Joyce Elaine Uitermark was born on May 21, 1932 in Tracy, Iowa, and moved to Holland in 1946 and married James G. Garvelink on February 14, 1952.  She retired from Lakeside Vista in 2006 after 18 years of dedicated service.  She was a member of Christ Memorial Church where she was a member of the choir.  Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James G. Garvelink, in 1998.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Juan Trevino, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Juan Trevino, age 90, of Holland, died Sunday, August 31, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Fortunata Trevino in 1973; and a daughter, San-Juanita Trevino.  Juan worked for Landscape Design Services for many years.   He is survived by his son, San-Martin Trevino and Patricia Hesselink of Holland; grandchildren, Eva and Jerry Bullen of Holland, Jason and Amy Trevino of Holland, Juan Trevino and Kristy Deur of Holland, Heather Trevino of Tucson, Arizona; 13 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Judith M. Ahumada

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Judith Marie Ahumada, age 45, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1962, in South Bend, Ind., a daughter of the late John Woodrow and Julia Edith (Lanway) Barnes. Judy had resided in Sturgis for the past two years. Her early life was lived in Constantine and graduated from Constantine High School with the class of 1981. On April 10, 1996, she married Guadalupe Ahumada in Nottawa, Mich. Judy was a homemaker, involved in foster care and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • June P. Comrie

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • KORTIER FRANCES ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, 2-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Rosary, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Interment at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • KOZAK GERALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • KROMM CAROL ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St Ambrose Catholic Church, 15004 Hampton Rd, Grosse Pointe Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Cancer Specialists, Cancer Fund, 18223 10 Mile Rd, Roseville, MI 48066, or to the St Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 11 Mile Rd, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kenneth Duane Emelander

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kenneth Duane Emelander, aged 55, lifelong resident of Keene Township passed away Sept. 1, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kenneth E. Musselman 83

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kolarik, Lawrence Robert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be Thursday, Sept. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Mass will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Parish in Suttons Bay. A full obituary will be in Thursday's edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kutschinski, Alfred Herman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LAFER JOAN EILEEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (westside) until time of Mass 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LUCAS JAMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) on Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Family suggests memorials to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Make a Wish Foundation. Share a Memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lee Roy Perkins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lee Roy Perkins, aged 75, of Lake Odessa, passed away Sept. 1, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leland Nurkkala

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Leo D. McMahon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leo D. McMahon, 74, of Beaverton passed away Aug. 31, 2008 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma following a long illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leona “Onie” Warner, 94

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MILLERSBURG - Leona “Onie” (Arkwood) Warner, age 94, lifelong resident of Millersburg, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lewis M. “Buck” Hawk, 76, of Petoskey, went to be with Our Lord on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, surrounded by family and friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MAGDAN JAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover) Warren. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MALLORY JOHN J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MARCHAND RHEO C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 2, 2008. Age 89 of Bloomfield Hills. Retired attorney for the Wayne County Corporation Council. Beloved husband of Mary (nee. Janabet). Son of the late Zepher and Josephine. Brother of the late Francis, Virgil and LeRoy. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Thursday 1-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MARTIN GURNETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Friday at the funeral home, please call for time of service 248-541-7000. Burial at Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorials to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church or Hospice of Michigan appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MICALLEF JOSEPHINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 3-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills. In state viewing Friday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Michigan. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MITCHELL MARY DELORIS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, September 3 at 3-8 p.m. Family hour Thursday September 4 at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Pye Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MIZEJEWSKI ALEXANDER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "BUTCH" August 31, 2008. Age 89. Husband of Elizabeth for 68 years. Father of Robert (Linda). Grandfather of Maria, Julie, and Diana. Great-grandfather of Jacob, Noah, and Mary Elizabeth. Six step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren also survive. Brother of Manya Rosol and the late Zygy, Joey, and Maxx. In state Saturday 9 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, 11300 Conant at Prescott, one block North of Caniff until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. He was the Organizer of Malaga…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MONSON JAQUELINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road, (Between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 2-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to St. Augustine Lutheran Church. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Malik III, Joseph Frank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BUCKLEY — Joseph Frank Malik III, "Joe", age 49, of Buckley, died Aug. 30, 2008.Joseph was a very special man. He was a very caring and loving husband, father and doting grandfather. He gave life to all through his drawings. He also will continue giving life through organ donation. He was a gifted and talented artist and cartoonist who will be sorely missed. His family was his greatest achievement. He was the loving husband of Dianna, sharing over 28 years together; loving father of Neil…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret Stadler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 E. Fox

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary E. Fox, age 90, of Colon, Mich., passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers.  Mary was born Feb. 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Liedigk) Weasel.  On Sept. 14, 1935, she married Thurel Fox in Anderson, Ind., and he preceded her in death in 1992.  She had made her home in the Colon area since 1977, coming from Anderson, Ind. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Colon and a former member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Meader E. Stevens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Meader E. Stevens, age 99 years, of Hillsdale, passed away Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2008, in the Hillsdale Community Health Center in Hillsdale. He was born Sept. 29, 1908, in Hudson, the son of Albert and Mary (Meader) Stevens and lived all his life in Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana, moving to Hillsdale in 1952. He was a graduate of  Addison High School, Class of 1926 and of Eastern Michigan University in 1930. He married Helen G. Boley on June 3, 1932, in Wheatland Township. She preceded him in death…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Melissa Marie Nurenberg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Melissa Marie Nurenberg, age 40, of Orleans, passed away Aug. 31, 2008 at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Myrtle Bain, 78

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NAOUR HENRY M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church until time of the funeral liturgy at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital would be appreciated. Arrangements by Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, Northville, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NICKELL MARGARET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "PEGGY" September 1, 2008. Age 95. Beloved wife of the late John for 62 years. Dear mother of Karen Ann Serota (Kim) and Brian David Nickell. Grandmother of K.C. and Kevin Serota. Sister of the late May Foreman and John Sherwood Hall. Services will be held privately. Memorial tributes to the Jewish Vocational Services, 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nemecek, Mary Carmelina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held at Reynolds-Jonkoff Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme on Saturday at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Elk Rapids. In lieu of flowers, Carmelina's family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Norva O. Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Norva O. Martin, age 92 of Ionia passed away Aug. 30, 2008 in Ionia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PARUSZKIEWICZ FREDERICK THOMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                August 27, 2008, age 86. Passed peacefully with his beloved wife, Ruth, at his side. Long-time resident of Regency Cove, Tampa, FL. WWII Coast Guard Veteran. Served 30 years on the Detroit Water Board. Loved fishing, traveling and having a good time with family and friends. Cherished father of Tom (Betsy) and Gary (Gina). Grandfather of Matt, Beth and Michael. Married 51 years to Pauline (deceased). Brother of Bill, Larry and Alec (deceased). Survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and Ruth's children…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PORTER SUE ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 2-9 p.m. Friday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Donations are welcome to the Capuchins. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Paula Marie Carey-Hicks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paula M. Carey-Hicks age 51, of Adrian, died August 29, 2008. Beloved wife of Keith. Loving mother of Jeremy Williams (Carol Linares), Michael (Amy) Carey, Rachel (Josh) Mannin, Samantha Hicks and Jessica Hicks. Dearest grandmother of Andi, Reise, Bailey, Easton, Jeremy Jr. and Trace. Dear sister of Frank Ruel and daughter-in-law of Eva Ehrenberg. She is also survived by her nephew Brian (Lindsey) Ruel, nieces Kailyn and Hailey, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Philip David Ashby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phillip David Ashby, 62, of Coldwater, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater and will be announced as soon as they are available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phillip David Ashby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Phillip David Ashby, 62, of Coldwater, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home. Phil was born Oct. 13, 1945 to Earl and Roxie (Rose) Ashby in Maryland, W. Va. He graduated from Midview High School in Grafton, Ohio. He married Judith Henderson on Dec. 3, 1981 at their home in Elyria, Ohio. He worked as a supervisor at Roppee Rubber in Angola, Ind. for about ten years in the 80s and early 90s. He then worked as a supervisor for Millennium Industries for about 12 years, retiring in 2007. Phil lived most of his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RAGO BRENDA JOAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 54045 Schoenherr (between 24 and 25 Mile Roads). Scripture Service Friday 7 p.m. Share your thoughts and memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RENBERG W WALTER JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 89, passed away August 30, 2008. Loving husband of Mary Virginia (nee Gist) for 58 years, and father of Mary Beth (Christopher) Tara. Beloved grandfather of Christian and John Tara. Brother of the late Graham A. Renberg. Mr. Renberg was born and lived most of his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he was elected to the Eta Kappa Nu engineering honorary, and he enjoyed a successful career in electrical equipment manufacturing. He served his country in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RESNICK SHELDON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved husband of Judith Resnick. Dear father of Richard (Terri) Diamond, Leslee (Sam) Strange and Ailene Corlin. Loving grandfather of Melanie and Justin Corlin, Shawn and Shayna Ellsworth, Amber and Samuel Strange, Amanda and Jeremy Diamond. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, MT. CLEMENS or visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROBERT CHRISTINE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) from 2-9 p.m. with the Funeral Service Thursday at 7 p.m. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ROOMIAN JEANNETTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Institute. Visit our online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ROTH VERONICA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (nee ADAMS) 87, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, former long time resident of the Detroit area and Longboat Key, Florida, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 2, 2008. She is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Dr. Milton Roth also of Grand Rapids, MI; two sisters, June Schulte of Plymouth, MI, and Rita Smith of Burtonsville, Maryland; seven nephews, four nieces, numerous great-nephews and nieces and her beloved dog Jose. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Loretto and Ralph Adams;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard Bowersox

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard Bowersox, age 74, of Bronson died Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Laurels of Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 J. ‘Bob' Fein, 72

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rollas Martin, 79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rollas "Red" Martin, age 79, of Fennville, MI, died Monday, September 1, 1929, at his daughter’s home. Born April 17, 2008 in Grays, Kentucky, he was the son of Fred and Myrtle (Hart) Martin. He lived most of his life in the Holland and Fennville area, retiring as a supervisor after 44 years of work at Holland Wire Products-Hickory Springs in Holland. Surviving are his children, Kathleen Hamilton of Fennville, Mary and Philip Warner of Fennville, and Melissa and Tom     Weimer of Pullman,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ruby J. Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ruby J. Hall, 86, of Fremont, Ind. and formerly of Ray and Montgomery, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. She was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Prestonburg, Kent. to John and Edith (Conley) Jones. She was a retired cook. She worked at the Sunset Grill Restaurant, and The Hitching Post Restaurant’s, and Mac’s Coffee Cup, in Fremont, Ind.  She enjoyed being with her family and putting jigsaw puzzles together. Survivors include two daughters: Judy and Lewis Hufnagle of Fremont, Ind and Bonnie and Russell Shutts, Jr. of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SANFIELD PHILIP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved husband of Sally Sanfield. Devoted father of Karen (Dr. Paul) Izenberg, Randi (Bob) Sloan, David (Savannah) Sanfield, and Joel (Lisa) Sanfield. Proud grandfather of Josh, Lia, and Jake Izenberg, Nate and Leo Sloan, Olivia and Arlo Sanfield. Cherished brother of Marvin (Sarah) Sanfield and the late Jerry (Betty) Sanfield. And brother-in-law of Nita (Jack) Corinblit and Jack (Irene) Green. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SARDELLI JEANETTE A (Nee KAVA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture service Thursday 7:30 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Louis Church, 24415 Crocker Blvd. at Harper. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Friends of Rockport Athletics or Seacoast Nursing Rehabilitation Center appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at :

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SERRESSEQUE EILENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 1-5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Finnish Center Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SHERLOCK FRANCES M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig. Share your memories with the Sherlock Family at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SMITH DANNY H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 52, September 1, 2008. Beloved husband of Adah (Green). Dear son of Dick C. Loving brother of Tim (Kim) and Lawrence. Survived by three step-daughters, eight step-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, one niece, and five nephews. Predeceased by mother, Joan (Sweeney) Smith-Hammond. Memorial service Friday 11:00 a.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke (S of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Memorial Gathering Friday 10:00-11:00 a.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 11a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fraser Atheletics c/o Fraser High School, 34270 Garfield, Fraser, MI 48026 in memory of George and his son Michael. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SPERO JEROME

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved husband of 43 years of Arlene Spero. Dear father of Bruce (Kelly) Sucher, Jeffrey Sucher and Stephen (Marcy) Sucher, and Robin Spero. Adoring grandfather of Bryce, Scott, Jennifer, Alanna, Jason and Jordan Sucher. Brother of Donald (Patricia) Spero and the late Jane Green. SERVICES 11 O'CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING AT THE DAVIDSON-HERMELIN CHAPEL OF CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sanford ‘Max’ Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sanford “Max” Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schramke, James "Jim"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GRAWN — James "Jim" Schramke, age 55, of Grawn, lost his life-long battle with a heart condition Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor.Jim worked in furniture sales his entire adult life. He was employed by Van Drie Home Furnishings in Traverse City since the day they opened. He was an avid golfer who spent every moment he could on the course. Jim is survived by his wife, Sheila Schramke; daughter, Danielle Schramke, both of Grawn; stepson, Grant Manes (Greg Swanson) of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Scott Alan Starr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FCCM (SW/AW) Scott Alan Starr, (Ret.) USN, 47, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away Aug. 18, 2008, in his home. Master Chief Starr is a native of Hillsdale. Upon graduation from Hillsdale High School in 1979 and a two-year stint exploring the civilian job market, he entered the U. S. Navy in August 1981 under the Advanced Electronics Field (AEF) program. Upon graduation from Data Systems Technician “A” School and DD/LHA Display Maintenance “C” School, he reported to his first duty station, USS…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selzer, Magdalene M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sharon Marie Breckels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sharon Marie Breckels, 47, of Pontiac, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. She was born April 4, 1961, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shirlee Hartman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shirlee Hartman, 74, of Empire, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born July 12, 1934, in Warren, Ohio, to George and Vivian (Montgomery) Parke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shirley A. Papa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shook, Larry Allen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will again be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 1 to 6 p.m., also at the funeral home, followed by the funeral service at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Larry to the Kalkaska Commission on Aging, 303 S. Coral St., Kalkaska, MI 49646. Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Smith, John J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JOHN J. "JJ" SMITH, 72, of Traverse City, died at home on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.A full obituary will be in Thursday's edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Steinebach, Joseph G.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley, 200 N. Brownson Road. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Hannah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Please share a tribute at . Arrangements are entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • TEODORO JOHN REMO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Friday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Road (off Metro Parkway, E. of Gratiot). In state until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • THOMAS ADRIANI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday 3-9 p.m. with Trisagion Service at 7:30 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday, in state 10:30 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Road, Troy. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution for Mrs. Thomas may contact the funeral home for details at (313) 881-8500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TRACY EARL RICHARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, MI on Thursday 3-9 p.m. and at Church on Friday at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Holland, Special Olympics or the Brian McConnell Foundation (Memorial Scholarship for a student attending Our Lady Queen of Martyrs to Attend Brother Rice High School). For further information please phone, 248-684-6645 or visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TUORIN SUSAN BETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 54 of Leonard, died September 1, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late George and Martha Tuorin. Loving sister of Carol (Carl) Santti and Marie (Ross) Fogle. Also survived by numerous nieces and grand-nieces, and one nephew and grand-nephew. The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Townsend Home in Leonard, especially Anna and Tammy for their exceptional care. Arrangements by Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake. Condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • VEST MARY SUE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and service Thursday 11 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to ARC of Oakland County appreciated. Share your memories at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • VanderBrook, M. "Anita"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CADILLAC ? M. "Anita" VanderBrook of Cadillac, passed away Aug. 31, 2008, in Cadillac. She was 91. She was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Belvidere Township, Montcalm County, to Fred C. and May M. (Wiggins) Davenport. Anita worked during her 20s at the Hansen Camp in Fife Lake. She married Laurel VanderBrook in 1938 in Cadillac. She was a member of the Farm Bureau. Anita enjoyed reading, cooking watching birds, living on the lake and spending time with her family. She is survived by her brother, Raymond…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verna E. Millard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Viola I. Kangas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NEW LONDON, Wis. -- Viola I. Kangas, 89, a longtime Ironwood, Mich., resident, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, with her family by her side, at St. Joseph Residence in New London.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WEBB JOHN F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 4-8 p.m. (Scripture Service 7:30 p.m.). Memorial contributions suggested to Mercy Hospice, 281 Enterprize Ct., #200, Bloomfield Hills, 48302.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walter Mrosewske

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wanda Kay Kirst

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wanda Kay (McDuffie) Kirst, 60, of Niles, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Wanda was born on Dec. 12, 1947, to William and Hazel (Williams) McDuffie in South Bend, Ind.  She was one of two children raised in the McDuffie household. After graduating from Buchanan High School in 1966, Wanda graduated from Lake Michigan College with a degree in law enforcement.  She proudly worked for the City of Niles Police Department for 25 years of dedicated…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wesley Albert Steele

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wesley Albert Steele, 84, Gillette, Wyoming., died Sunday Aug. 31, 2008 at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, S.D., with Pastor Howie Baird officiating. Burial with military honors by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Wesley was born March 29, 1924 at Kyle, S.D., to Carl and Minnie (Slea) Steele. He finished his schooling before…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William Schram

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Schram, William A. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Schram passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center. 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William ‘Mike’ H. Lennon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William "Mike" H. Lennon, age 85, of Adrian, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born April 26, 1923, in Palmyra to Thomas and Mabel (Morrow) Lennon. On July 30, 1955, he married Jeanette Barney in the Rectory of St. Joseph’s church. He attended Blissfield and Adrian High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II stationed primarily in Germany. He was employed at Revco, Inc., Deerfield, for 18 years and at Hydro Bohn Aluminum for 18 years, retiring in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wright, Mariam Ellis "Jo"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MARIAM ELLIS "JO" WRIGHT, 90, of Traverse City, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Munson Hospice House.Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • YEAGER FREDERICK C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "FRED" Age 75, of Brighton, passed away August 8, 2008. The scheduled tee time for the memorial service will be 12 noon on September 6, 2008 at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home-Highland Chapel. At Fred's request, casual/golf attire is suggested.

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