Friday, September 5, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/05/08

A. Leslie Stout

A. Leslie Stout, age 88, of Coldwater died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home with Pastor David Anderson from the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment of ashes will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy at a later date. Leslie was born Aug. 4, 1920 in Hastings to Frank and Edith (Anderson)…


    Friday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12½ Mile). Please share memories at

    • Alice Mae (Gertz) Frank Oct. 13, 1940-Aug. 31, 2008

      Alice M. Frank, age 67, of Fort Myers, Florida since 1996, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday August 31st at The Lodge At Cypress Cove, Fort Myers, FL. Friends may call from 2 - 9 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.

      • Amanda Proudfoot June 5, 1953- Aug. 29, 2008

        Amanda Lucille Proudfoot, 55, of Sedro-Woolley, WA died at her home on August 29th, 2008. Amanda was the eldest daughter of Clare and Helen (Fling) Proudfoot of Temperance, MI.

        • 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.

          • Audrey Rakoski

            Audrey M. Rakoski of Cherry Road in Manistee, died on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.

            • BEATTIE MARY

              at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, N. of 19 Mile, Clinton Township on Friday from 3-9 p.m. Additional visitation on Saturday at 9 a.m. until time of Service at 11:30 a.m. Share your thoughts and memories at


                Passed away on September 1, 2008. Mary was born in Detroit, MI on July 20, 1922 to John and Frances (Minnie) Kirchhoff. She was united in marriage to her dearly loved husband, Rene Joseph (Joe) Belisle, on June 25, 1949. She is survived by her husband, Rene; two loving children, Judith Mary (Dale) Tritten of Harrison, MI and James Gerard (Diana) Belisle of Wyoming, MI; two grandchildren, Daniel Tritten and Kristine Tritten; two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Maggie McLean; one sister, Sister Mary Conrad,…

                • BERTOCK BETTY ANN

                  • BLOCH AMY

                    • BOTOROWICZ CHARLES LEONARD

                      Age 58 of Brighton. September 4, 2008. Beloved husband of Roseann; loving father of Bryon Charles (fiancee Caitlin), Bryce Charles & Brittany Harper Botorowicz. Dear brother of Edward, Kimberly and Cynthia. Pipefitter for Hoyt, Brumm & Link, Inc. and member of Pipefitter Local 636. Family to receive friends Saturday, 1-8 p.m. at Keehn Funeral Home, 706 W. Main St., Brighton (810-229-9871). IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations to the family to benefit several memorial programs. Leave a message of…

                      • BOTTOMS REBECCA S

                        September 3, 2008, age 57, died peacefully after a 5 year battle with lung cancer. Wife of the late Dr. Sidney F. Bottoms. Mother of Christina Cabeen (Ted), Sid, and Sarah. Sister of Joyce, Betty, Laura, Butch, Chuck, and Jane. Former Cranbrook Upper School Librarian. Memorial Service at Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, Sunday, September 7, at 2:30 p.m. Memorial tributes to Mercy Hospice Care, 281 Enterprise Dr., Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. A.J. Desmond &…

                        • BOWERSOX RICHARD

                          will be Friday, September 5, 2008 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with interment at 3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Mr. Bowersox was a economist for Ford Motor Company for many years, retiring in 1982. Dick is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Richard and Lisa Bowersox, Jr. of West Chester, OH, Randolph "Randy" and Michelle Bowersox of Southfield, Niles Bowersox of Coldwater,…

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                            • Barbara Haigh

                              Barbara Haigh (nee Batte) 80, of Shelby Township, died suddenly Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in Clinton Township. She was born March 20, 1928, in Detroit.

                              • Barnes, Lucile Seamster

                                Lucile Seamster Barnes, 89, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2008, peacefully asleep at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, where she resided since 2005. She was a loving, loyal and devoted wife to her husband during 62 years of marriage and the epitome of a loving, supportive and nurturing mother to her family. Lucile was well respected as a kind and gracious Christian lady who was active in the church and a generous supporter of many charities. She was a member and longtime supporter of the First…

                                • Beatrice Benmark

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

                                  • Beulah V. Sperry

                                    Beulah V. Sperry, age 70, of Orland, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. She was born Nov. 23, 1937, in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter of the late Anson R. and Sylvia (Sutton) Brown Sr. Beulah had been a resident of Orland since the age of 15. On her birthday in 1955 she married Dale C. Sperry. He passed away in June of 1968. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are two daughters, Candy (Kelvin) Tetzloff of White Pigeon and Kathy (Rollen)…

                                    • Bob Moseley

                                      • 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,…

                                        • Brenda A. Sylvester

                                          Brenda A. Sylvester, 46, of Lenox Township, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1961, in Detroit., Kathleen Anne "Kathy" Houle, 52, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1955, at Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.

                                          • Brock, Gerald "Jerry"

                                            will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., also at the funeral home.

                                            • CRAWFORD GERALD S

                                              September 3, 2008. Age 76. Beloved husband of Candace. Loving father of Adele (Kurt) and David (Tracy). Step-grandfather of Chelsey, Macy, and Brandon. Memorial service Saturday 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham. Family will receive friends at the church Friday 7:30-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the Music Fund at First Presbyterian Church. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at ., 1 guest…

                                              • 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.

                                                • Collver, Allen F. "Bud"

                                                  ESTERO, Fla. ? Allen F. "Bud" Collver, 80, of Estero, Fla., passed away Sept. 2, 2008. Born Aug. 5, 1928, in Jackson, son of the late Frank and Theresa Collver, Allen was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force.Allen graduated from Aguibright Business College in Grand Rapids. He formerly owned Hobby Houses in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo with his friend, the late Dan Martin. He was a ham radio operator and a life member of the Amateur Radio Club in Ft. Myers, Fla., a member of…

                                                  • Cross, Blanche A.

                                                    will take place 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sanford. The Rev. Paul V. Young will officiate. Interment will follow in Midland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be offered to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Personal messages of support for the family may be offered at

                                                    • 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.

                                                      • DEUTSCH IRENE D (NEE TRAKUL)

                                                        Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Friday 6:00 p.m. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. at SS John and Paul Church, 7777 W. 28 Mile Rd. until Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                        • DUGAN JACQUELINE R

                                                          at church at 12:30 p.m. Memorial Tributes to Angels' Place or Charity of Donor's Choice. View obituary and share memories at

                                                          • DUNCAN BONNIE JEAN

                                                            • Dale E. Jones March 26, 1932 - Sept. 3, 2008

                                                              Dale E. Jones, age 76, of S. Rockwood, MI. passed away at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday September 3, 2008 at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center Trenton, he had been in declining health.

                                                              • Dale Floyd Hoppert March 11, 1932-Aug. 7, 2008

                                                                Dale Floyd Hoppert, age 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at his home. His loving family was at his side.

                                                                • Dale Jones Sept. 3, 2008

                                                                  Dale Jones, 76, of South Rockwood died Wednesday afternoon in his home. Services are pending at the Ford Chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Rockwood.

                                                                  • Darlene M. 'Dolly' Mattson

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

                                                                    • David Avink

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

                                                                      • David C. Bellamy

                                                                        David Curtis Bellamy, 47, formerly of Roseville, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Oct. 3, 1960, in Mount Clemens.

                                                                        • Delores C. 'Del' Fleury

                                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Delores C. "Del" Fleury, 80, of 210 W. Michigan Ave., Ironwood, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                          • 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.

                                                                            • Dominic R. Naffie

                                                                              Dominic R. Naffie, 86, of Manistee, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died at his home Friday evening, ...

                                                                              • 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

                                                                                • Douglas R. Risner

                                                                                  Douglas R. Risner 48, of Burlington Twp., passed away Friday August 29, 2008 in Burlington Twp. Doug was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Coldwater to Ray L. and Betty Jane (Herman) Risner. He worked with his dad and brothers in roofing all of his life and was self employed with his own roofing business. Doug loved his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, race cars, the mountains yellow roses and collecting baseball cards. He helped anyone who asked and needed help. He had many friends and family. Doug…

                                                                                  • E. James Hotchkiss, 68

                                                                                    E. James Hotchkiss, 68, of Holland, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home. 

                                                                                    • Earline Johnson

                                                                                      Earline Johnson, age 90, of Onsted, formerly of Dearborn Heights, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at her home. She was born June 19, 1918, in Marshall County, Ky., to Roy and Nonnie (Copeland) Cox. Earline married Kenneth Johnson on June 17, 1937, in Highland Park, Mich., and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2001. Earline enjoyed cooking and gardening and she enjoyed listening and dancing to country music, especially the Grand Ole Opry. She loved to travel and camp with her husband, and every year…

                                                                                      • Edward John Bastin

                                                                                        Edward John Bastin, age 87, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away peacefully in his sleep early on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village. Edward was born in Tulsa, Okla. in 1921, lived in a variety of places but spent most of his life in Detroit, Mich. He graduated from Cooley High and attended both Michigan State and Wayne State universities. He started his career at Briggs Manufacturing and eventually retired from Chrysler Corporation. He and his wife of 58 years, Peg, spent the latter years of…

                                                                                        • Elizabeth Ann Pavlovich

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

                                                                                          • Elvira A. Dragish

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

                                                                                            • Evelyn Williams

                                                                                              Evelyn Arvella Williams, 83, of Walhalla, died on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington. Evely...

                                                                                              • FRITSCH MARY

                                                                                                • Fike, Allen

                                                                                                  will take place 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the W.L. Case & Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, the Rev. Sam Cottle will officiate, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Mackinaw Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and then on Sunday from noon until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider New Creation Family Worship Center.

                                                                                                  • 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 Loosemore

                                                                                                      • Frances E. Murdock

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

                                                                                                        • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

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

                                                                                                          • Fred Richmond

                                                                                                            Fred Richmond, 71, died Aug. 31 at home in Nunica. A memorial service for Fred will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at Fruitport Congregati...

                                                                                                            • Frederick G. Walker

                                                                                                              Frederick G. Walker, 81 of Scottville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1 at Tendercare of Ludington. Fred was a veteran of WWII servi...

                                                                                                              • GLOVER LAURA C

                                                                                                                September 1, 2008. Age 86. Beloved wife of Donald for 60 years. Dear mother of Shirley Johnson (David), Donna Sokoly and Thomas. Grandmother of Katherine, Carrie (Dwight), Shawn, Elizabeth, Andrew and Alyson. Great-grandmother of Calvin and Leland. Sister of the late Wilbur, Burt and Elaine. Memorial Service Saturday 11a.m. at Embury United Methodist Church, 1803 E. Fourteen Mile Rd., Birmingham. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial tributes to P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Ave., Des…

                                                                                                                • GRIESBECK WILLIAM G

                                                                                                                  • GRUPCZYNSKI ROMAN

                                                                                                                    Friday 1:00-9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte (734-285-9000). Funeral Saturday, September 6, 2008. In state 10:00 a.m. with Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 266 Antoine., 1 guest book message

                                                                                                                    • Garthe, Sigwalda Eloise

                                                                                                                      SIGWALDA ELOISE GARTHE, 84, of Northport, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Tendercare of Leelanau.Friends may call for visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport. Burial will follow in Leelanau Township Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                      • Gaza E. Balog Aug. 31, 2008

                                                                                                                        Gaza E. Balog of Milan Township died Sunday. Arrangments by Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, where visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. today.

                                                                                                                        • Gaza E. Balog Gaza E. Balog July 11, 1925-Aug. 31, 2008

                                                                                                                          Gaza E. Balog, Milan Township, MI, age 83, died August 31, 2008, at home. He was born July 11, 1925, in Milan, MI, to Sigmond and Helen Balog. On February 15, 1947, he married Viola Balog in Monroe, MI, who preceded him in death.

                                                                                                                          • George 'Geo' Parris

                                                                                                                            • Gerald Leo Condren Sept. 26, 1945-Aug. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                              Gerald Leo Condren, age 62, of Monroe, Michigan. died on August 29, 2008 at Fountain View of Monroe. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Inc., Carleton Chapel, on Friday September 5, 2008, from 9 to 11:00 AM.

                                                                                                                              • 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)…

                                                                                                                                    • Gloria Ann Knight Gloria Ann Knight May 6, 1934-Sept. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                      Gloria Ann Knight, age 74, of Monroe passed away at 3 am Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in her home. Gloria was born on May 6, 1934, in Lansing, Michigan, to William and Mildred (Schuart) Price. She married Richmond D.

                                                                                                                                      • Gloria Knight Sept. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                        Gloria Knight, 74, died Tuesday in her home. Arrangements by Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                        • H. Ilene Gose

                                                                                                                                          H. Ilene Gose, 84, of 15974 Dickinson Road, White Pigeon, Mich., died Sept. 4, 2008, at her home following a three-month illness. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where a rosary service will be at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon. A complete obituary will appear in the Journal on Saturday.

                                                                                                                                          • HAGEMANN ROBERT C SR

                                                                                                                                            Saturday 2-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to the American Lung Association.

                                                                                                                                            • HAIGH BARBARA (NEE BATTE)

                                                                                                                                              Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Donations to Leader Dogs for the Blind are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                              • HOLMAN JOSEPH PAUL

                                                                                                                                                Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimer's Association appreciated in lieu of flowers. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                • HURLEY JOANNE M

                                                                                                                                                  Age 75, August 31, 2008. Loving mother of Lyn (Brent) McFeaters, James (Jackie) Hurley, and Thomas (Sharon) Hurley. Dear grandmother of Robert and David. Also survived by nine nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; daughters, Delores and Lee Ann; parents, Guiseppe and Maria Coppola; siblings Apolonia Coppola, Antonio, Salvatore (Clare), Giacomo (Ester), and Guiseppe Jr. (Caroline). Her cremated remains will be blessed on Saturday, September…

                                                                                                                                                  • Harold E. Talant

                                                                                                                                                    Harold E. Talant, 83, lifelong Quincy area resident, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater.  He was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Quincy to Earl L. and Helen H. (Hyman) Talant. Harold graduated from Quincy High School and belonged to the NRA. He had been a farmer, served 21 years driving a Quincy school bus and retired from the Coldwater Regional Center after 14 years.  On June 15, 1946 he married Clara Jean (Topp), and she preceded him in death in 2005. Survivors…

                                                                                                                                                  • Hazel Jacob

                                                                                                                                                    Irma Hazel Jacob, age 83 years, of Adrian, passed away peacefully while the love of her life held her hand on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Hazel was born on Nov. 3, 1924, in Hudson, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Irma Hazel (Trautwein) Capper. She graduated from Hudson High School. Hazel lived in the Hudson area until she married Glenn C. Jacob on Aug. 26, 1951, at the Clayton United Methodist Church in Clayton, having recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Hazel…

                                                                                                                                                    • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                                      • Henry E. ‘Hank’ Largin, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                        Henry E. "Hank" Largin, Jr., 56, of Adrian, went home to his Lord, September 2, 2008, at Toledo Hospital.  He is survived by his loving wife, Becky of Adrian, Mich., his daughter Jodi Largin (Brian Scholz) of Clinton, Mich., his father Henry Largin (Linda St. Onge) of Morley, Mich., his brother Larry (Karen) Largin of Saline, Mich., their children,  Melissa, Karrie and Kelly and her son Dylan, his sister Judy Gallrapp of Germany and her children, Christian and Catherine, step children, Robert…

                                                                                                                                                        • Hester O. Bonfoey

                                                                                                                                                          Hester Onalee Bonfoey, age 94, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born in Three Rivers on June 26, 1914, a daughter of Rien and Mary (Shimp) Rienstra. She later attended Olivet College and Makers Business College. Hester was a 65-year member of the Three Rivers Women’s Club, where she served on the visiting nurse board and the endowment committee. She also helped establish the women’s club , the Community Mental Health Center and…

                                                                                                                                                          • Irene D. Deutsch

                                                                                                                                                            Irene D. Deutsch (nee Trakul), 93, of Sterling Heights, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Sterling Heights. She was born March 7, 1915, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                            • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                              • JONES ROBERT CAMERON

                                                                                                                                                                age 81, of Shelby Twp. passed away Friday, August 29, 2008. He was born May 24, 1927 the son of William and Florence (Morton) Jones in Overton, Scotland. Survived by his Beloved wife Mary, Beloved children Lawrence (Audrey) Jones of Hawaii, Scott (Michele) of Washington Twp., Ann (Mark) Chaffin of Shelby Twp., Robert (Rebecca) of Ray Twp., Three beloved grandsons and a sister Mary Sneddon of Scotland. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Kirk in the Hills, in…

                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Janet Young

                                                                                                                                                                    A memorial service for Janet Young, who went home to our Lord on Aug. 2, 2008 will be held 3 p.m. Sat. Sept. 6, 2008 at the East Ovid United Brethren Church in Coldwater, MI. 

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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:

                                                                                                                                                                          • Jeanine P. Hobbs

                                                                                                                                                                            Jeanine P. Hobbs, 77, of Fountain, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 1 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. A memorial service will be held Sat...

                                                                                                                                                                            • Joanne M. Hurley

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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, Carol Kay

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Joseph F. 'Joe' Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                      IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Joseph F. "Joe" Davis, 86, of E-4976 Margaret St., Ironwood Township, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • June P. Comrie

                                                                                                                                                                                            • KEMP ROBERT DALE JR

                                                                                                                                                                                              Bob Kemp, beloved husband for 30 years of Stephanie Lee Kemp, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by those he loved. Father of Tracy Hedstrom (Tim), Stephanie Kemp Bluming (Adam), Ginny Kemp Biondi (Mike), and Kord Kutchins (Carol). He was also the adored and proud grandpa of Madeleine, Jack, Bennett, Will, Alexandra, Dawson, Olivia, Elise, and Frances. Son of Ruth Lemons Kemp and the late Robert Dale Kemp, Sr. Brother of Greg Kemp (Kitty) and M. Scott Kemp…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • KOMENDERA EDWARD H

                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 10 a.m. until a 12 Noon Funeral Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (W. of Hoover), Warren. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KOTLINSKI JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the Voran Funeral Home, (Dearborn Chapel) Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Divine Child Catholic Church, in state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Obituary/Guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • KUBACKI STEPHANIE (NEE MOTYKA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    is at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke (10½ Mile) Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral services Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial at St. Clement Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of your choice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kluck, Dale O.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kolarik, Patricia "Pat"

                                                                                                                                                                                                      for family and friends will take place from 4 until 6 p.m. today, Sept. 5, 2008, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, also at the funeral home, with visitation one hour prior to the service, with a recitation of the rosary beginning at 9 a.m. The Deacon Rene Hoenscheid will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LEVIN VICTORIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        "VICKI" Beloved wife of Congressman Sander Levin. Dear mother of Jennifer (Alan) Pensler, Andrew (Mary Freeman) Levin, Madeleine Levin and Matthew (Allison) Levin. Loving grandmother of Nathan, Sam and Leah Penslar, Jacob (Koby), Saul, Benjamin and Mary Levin and Seth Nosanchuk. Cherished sister of Dale (Susan) Schlafer. Sister-in-law of Senator Carl and Barbara Levin. SERVICES 1:30 SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LOCKARD EDWARD ARNOLD

                                                                                                                                                                                                          is Friday, Sept ember 5, 3-7 p.m. at the James Cole Funeral Home, W. Grand Boulevard a Rosa Parks Boulevard. Family hour, September 6 at 10 a.m. Funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren at 1-75.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LUECK MILES J

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Veronica Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207 would be appreciated. Share your special thoughts and memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LUTTENBERGER SHIRLEY K

                                                                                                                                                                                                              September 1, 2008, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Dear mother of JoAnn (Fred) Kurzeja, and Janet (Steve) Simon. Loving grandmother of Debbie (Rick) Jok, Fred Jr. (Kim) Kurzeja, Linda Reynolds, Christopher Gyselinck, and Katie and Maggie Simon. Great-grandmother of Laura, Ryan, Rachel, Kevin, Matthew and Madeline. In state Saturday, 10 a.m. Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, until time of Funeral Liturgy 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers family requests memorial donations to Angela Hospice,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Larry G. Oswald Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leslie E. Stewart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lincoln, Richard S.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Loretta Brown Feb. 24, 1931 - Sept. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Loretta Brown, age 77 of Monroe, died Thursday at 1 p.m. at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe. Friends may call from 2 - 8 p.m. Friday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. She will lie instate Saturday at 4 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MALETZ ARTHUR A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Born July 9, 1921. Passed away on September 3, 2008. Husband of the late Muriel. Survivd by four daughters, Elizabeth, Peggy, Rose and Nancy, seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son Richard. He was a decorated WWII Veteran.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MANN MARK C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved husband of Emily Mann. Dear father of Shannon Mann. Dear brother of Joel, Bruce and Scott Mann, Lisa (Philip) Hengesbach, Debbie Hoover and Tracy Hoover. Loving son of the late Donald (the late Carolyn) Mann and son of Nancy Mann. Devoted son-in-law of Seward and Charlotte Goldin. Also remembered by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM CEMETERY, LIVONIA, or…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MARCHINES STEPHEN A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 4, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Eleanore. Dearest father of Cathy Hayes and Marian. Proud and loving grandfather of Erica (Tim) Beaker and Bridgette (Barry) Rohder. Great grandfather of the precious Ella May Beaker. Dear brother of Josephine (the late Edward) Beckage and the late Stephanie (the late Chester) Rutkowski. Dear brother-in-law of Jan (the late Joseph) Pawlowski and Elaine Filipowski. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at Stanley…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Machulis, Shelly Lynn (Trenary)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be today, Sept. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Community of Christ Church. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m., also at the church, with additional visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements are by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Margaret A. Sultana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary 'Grace' Fritsch (Trupiano)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary "Grace" Fritsch (Trupiano), 93, a resident of Trinity, Fla., since 2003, and formerly of Royal Oak, died peacefully at home on Aug. 31, 2008. She was born in Highland Park.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mary Ann Listing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary Ann Listing, 72, of Scottville, died Sunday, Aug. 17. Mary Ann was born on July 25, 1936 in Gary, Ind. to Peter Frank and An...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mary Beattie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Beattie, 57, of Clinton Township and formerly a 55-year resident of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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, Michigan, 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Melvin R. Matthews Sept. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Melvin R. Matthews, 70, of Monroe died at 5:34 a.m. Thursday in his home. Services are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mildred H. Oerther July 4, 1917-Sept. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mildred Helen Oerther, 91 of Monroe, died Monday September 1, 2008. She had been in declining health since January. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. She will lie in state at 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miles J. Lueck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Miller, Violet Loyezelle (Usewick)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CADILLAC ? Violet L. (Usewick) Miller, of Mesick, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at her home. She was 86. Violet was born in Antioch Township of Wexford County on Dec. 9, 1921, to Leonard and Grace (Malone) Usewick. After graduating from Mesick High School, she joined the Army/Air Force, serving in Waco, Texas, during World War II as an aircraft dispatcher for pilot trainees. After the war she married Lester Miller, also a returning Veteran from Antioch Township. Violet worked as a psychiatric attendant nurse…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mrs. Donna M. Kingsley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mrs. Donna M. Kingsley, loving mother and best friend, age 82, of Mears, formerly of Adrian, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008. The Memorial Mass for Donna will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. David Hudgins as celebrant. Interment of cremains will take place in Mears Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, from 4-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where a Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • NAGEL PAMELA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held at the R.C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park, MI on Friday, September 5, 2008 from 2-9 p.m. Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Entombent Michigan Memorial Park.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Naomi M. Shotzman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Naomi M. Shotzman, 76, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sept. 4, 2008, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • OWENS BENJAMIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be Sunday, September 7 from 3-6 at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of South Haven with Pastor Jerry Koller and Pastor Jim Gray officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in South Haven. Memorial contributions can be made to Emily and Zoey Owens at 225 Broadway St. STE PMB #101 South Haven, Michigan 49090. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family's online guest book at . The…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Orton, Cleo Don

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CLEO DON ORTON, born May 18, 1931, died July 23, 2008.A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. Services will be in Holly, Mich., at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, beginning promptly, with a 30 minute service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PIERCE SUSAN C (NEE McKNIGHT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beloved daughter of Jane E. McKnight; wife of Jerry Pierce; mother to Katie and sister of Patti. Aunt of Beth Nese. Service at Acacia Park Cemetery, 31300 Southfield Rd., Beverly Hills, MI 48025. Please send flowers to the above address, September 6th, 10:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PIERSON ROGER ALLEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 51, of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband and soul mate of Audrey for 30 years. Devoted father of Christina and Roger. Adoring grandfather of Robert. Dear son of Ralph Nicolai and the late Murriel Nicolai. Loving brother of Teresa (Russell) Lucas, Ronald (Tonya), Bonnie, and the late Tammy Nicolai. Beloved brother-in-law of Heide LaTondrese, Shannon (Joe) Perault, and Steven (Sue) LaTondrese. Dear uncle of many neices and nephews. Held in fond memory by many family members and dear friends. Memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • POLLOCK THEODORE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beloved husband of Rhoda Pollock. Dear father of Linda (Jeffrey) Levitin, Andrea Guten, Frederick (Lisa) Pollock and Alan Pollock. Loving grandfather of Richard (fiancee Naomi) Levitin, Gabrielle, Whitney and Sarah Pollock. Cherished brother of Helena (Herbert) Sherbin and the late Diana Camen, and brother-in-law of the late Bernard Kramer. Also survived by loving care-giver, Karen. SERVICES 1 P.M. SUNDAY AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL AT THE CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia Fettig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fettig, Patricia Eileen (Tway) Cadillac, Michigan Formerly of Saginaw Passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 with her family at her side. Age 82 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Patricia's full obituary will appear in Friday's Edition of The Saginaw News.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pauline L. Julian Jan. 29, 1925-Sept. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pauline L. (Diroff) Julian, 83, of Monroe, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday at Medilodge of Monroe. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. She will lie in state at 9:15 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peter Isidore Durban Sept. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Peter Isidore Durban, 78, of Petersburg died Monday at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Memorial services are pending at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phyllis Mazur

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Phyllis M. Mazur, 83, of Ludington died Sept. 2 in Grand Rapids. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Polly L. Burke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Polly L. Burke, age 87, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 2, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Erie, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Elizabeth Paulina (Jull) Fuess. Polly had resided in the Sturgis and White Pigeon area most of her life. She especially loved the over 30 years she lived at Fish Lake in White Pigeon. Her early life was spent in Erie, Pa. On Nov. 27, 1943, she married Harold D. Burke in Arcadia, Fla. He died Nov.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Polly Marie Rose Sept. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Polly Marie Rose, 84, of Carleton died at 2:30 a.m. today in the Arbors at Toledo, Toledo. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Polly Marie Rose May 12, 1924-Sept. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Polly Marie Rose, age 84, of Carleton, MI went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at the Arbors At Toledo in Toledo, OH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RAY GREGORY H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. Groves Walker American Legion Post #346 Service Sunday 7 p.m. Memorials suggested to the family of Greg Ray.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUCKER ROBERT MARTIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 82. Passed away August 30, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Long time resident of Taylor, Michigan. "Bob" spent 40 years as both a driver for Greyhound Corp. and union leader for ATU Local 1303 in Detroit. Born in Nashville, Tennesse, August, 21, 1926. He is survived by wife Doris, son Bill, daughter Karen Steinhoff and six grandsons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rhodes, Corey James

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRAVERSE CITY ? Corey James Rhodes, age 35, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Munson Medical Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1973, in Traverse City, the son of Betty Ann (Schettick) Rhodes and Lee Whiteford. Corey enjoyed the outdoors, including camping, canoeing, the casino and fishing. He was known as a very hard worker, always there to lend a helping hand. Corey was a loving father and uncle. Corey is survived by his parents; daughter, Alexis Rhodes of Traverse City; siblings, Jeff…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert L. Wadel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert L. Wadel, 63, of Mark Street, Niles, died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Valley View Healthcare in Elkhart, Ind., of an illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert M. Nellessen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PALMER, Alaska. -- Robert M. Nellessen, 39, of Palmer, and a former resident of Hurley, Wis., passed away Aug. 9, 2008, in Dillingham. He was born June 4, 1969, in Woodstock, Ill., the son of John and Sue (Haning) Nellessen of Hurley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ruby J. Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ruby J. Hall, 86, of Fremont, Ind., formerly of Ray, Ind. and Montgomery, Mich., died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 in Fremont, Ind. She was born on Jan. 6, 1922 in Prestonburg, Ky. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. Service is 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 the funeral home with Eugene Wireman, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ruth J. Clark Ruth J. Clark Oct. 12, 1924-Sept. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ruth J. Clark, age 83, of New Boston died on September 2, 2008, in Taylor, MI. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Friday, September 5, 2008, from 1 to 8 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SHERIDAN GENEVA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the Voran Funeral Home (Dearborn Chapel) Sunday 1-9 p.m. Funeral service Monday, September 8, 2008 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (Detroit). In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11a.m.Obituary/Guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SMITH JOHN F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday 3-9 p.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Multiple Myeloma Foundation appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SULTANA MARGARET A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions to Detroit Zoological Society, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SWAN GERALDINE R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 2-9 p.m. with rosary 7 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods. In State Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Capuchins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sanford ‘Max’ Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sanford “Max” Smith, age 67, of Tecumseh, died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Tecumseh, the son of George M. and Shirley Mae (Smith) Smith. He married Joan C. Mitchell on Sept. 12, 1964. Max was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the U of M Victors Club, the U of M Club and in his day was an avid golfer playing for the Michigan State University Golf Team and the U. S. Army Golf Team. He also enjoyed hunting and spending…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sheila Staffen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sheila (Warren-Russell) Staffen, 46, formerly of the Three Rivers and Constantine area, passed away on Aug. 28, 2008, in Flint, Mich. A memorial service will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Memory Isle Park in Three Rivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent for her three children to Sarah Troncoso, 1250 Wildflower St., Elkhart, IN 46514.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sims, Tammy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Smith, John F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be Sunday, from 3 to 9 p.m., also at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials directed to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation will be appreciated. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stephanie Kubacki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stewart, Mary A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRAVERSE CITY ? Mary A. Stewart, 92, of Traverse City, formerly of Gladwin and Garden City, died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 2, 2008, at Ritter's Senior Adult Living Center.Born Nov. 6, 1915, in Bowling Green, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo A. and Nettie Ozella (Atwell) Tucker. Mary was a people-person who enjoyed being involved and touching others through kindness. Recently a little girl with leukemia captured Mary's heart, and the two of them journeyed together with love and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TETER DOROTHY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 1 p.m. until the time of the 3 p.m. Funeral Service at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHERA L. TROGAN, 63, of Traverse City, died Sept. 3, 2008, at Munson Hospice House.Arrangements are by Cremation and Burial Society of Michigan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VICHOS GEORGE a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday 5 to 8 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7 p.m. and Services Monday 10 a.m. at Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy. / east of Evergreen and south of 10 Mile on southside service drive). Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. On-line condolences and directions at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • VOSS PATSY ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (nee FREEMAN) passed away on Friday, August 29, 2008 comfortably in the Selectcare Specialty Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was 78 years old. Patsy was born September 5, 1929. She worked at Troy Beaumont Hospital in the cashiering department for over 25 years. She will always be remembered for giving so much, but taking so little. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her brothers; Donald and Charles. She is also survived by her daugher, AnnaMarie…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VUKSANOVIC MARY A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        She passed away August 29, after a short illness. She was preceded by her loving husband Nick. She is survived by sons Randy (Peaches) Sanovic and Terry (Pat) Vuksanovic as well as a brother, sister, two grandsons, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews and many friends. There will be a visitation with family at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9 followed by a Memorial Service at St. Priscilla's Church at 10 a.m. The church is located at 7 Mile and Purlingbrook, Livonia. For Information Please…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Victoria S. Levin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Victoria S. Levin, 74, of Royal Oak, wife of Congressman Sander Levin and a leading researcher on infant and children's mental health and development issues, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her family.She was born in Detroit on June 8, 1934.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WARSHAWSKY WALTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of 18 and Ryan). Parish Prayers (Panakhyda) 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ryan Rd., just S. of 11 Mile in Warren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WINIARSKI THADDEUS J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 476 Fairford at Morningside, Grosse Pointe, until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Joseph School Scholarship Fund, 703 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wilfred M. McKay Sept. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wilfred M. McKay, age 81, of Newport, September 4, 2008. Beloved husband of Monica.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • William "Doc" Alford Sept. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          William quot;Doc quot; Alford, age 62, of Carleton, Michigan, passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, on September 3, 2008. Beloved husband of Sharyn. Loving father of Kristin (William) Hammar, Susan Alford and Cathleen (Anthony) Kmiotek.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • William B. Raglin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William DeBlake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • William “Bill” DeBlake, 80, of Big Bay Road, Bear Lake, died Sept. 1. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 G. Griesbeck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William G. Griesbeck, 81, of St. Clair Shores, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his home. He was born June 23, 1927, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

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