Saturday, September 6, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/06/08

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)…

  • Adrienne Musser

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

    • Aferdita Sanford

      Aferdita Sanford, 76, of Southgate, passed away Aug. 31, 2008, at Henry Ford Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Adrian.

      • Albee, Lillian Marie Young

        Lillian Marie Young Albee, 3 1/2-month-old daughter of Samantha Young and Daniel Albee, died Friday Sept. 5, 2008 at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born May 21, 2008 in Saginaw. Lillian is survived by her parents Samantha and Daniel of Midland, grandparents Mike and Debbie Young of Sanford, Wendi and Victor Frances of Sanford, Brian & Helen Albee of Midland, great-grandparents; Leonard & Judy Young of Newberry, Larry & Florence Randall of Midland and Betty Barnhart of…

        • Albert Van Der Hulst, 90

          Albert Van Der Hulst, age 90, of Holland, went home to be with his Lord on Friday,          September 5, 2008.  Al was a member of Montello Park Church where he served on the consistory and was in Men's Bible Study.  He retired from Lear Siegler.  He was preceded in death by grandsons, Joe Van Der Hulst and Curtis Van Der Hulst; and a great-granddaughter, Shawna Becksfort.  He is survived by his wife, Alyda; and children, Wayne and Kathleen Van Der Hulst of Holland,  Leo Van Der Hulst of…

          • Alfred H. Libstaff Jr.

            Alfred H. Libstaff Jr., age 61, of Palmyra, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his home after a very lengthy battle with Von-Hippul Lindau disease. He was born on Sept. 20, 1946, in Dundee, the son of Alfred H. and Violet (Cordrey) Libstaff Sr. Al was married to the former Darla Lockhart. She survives. Al was an Army veteran and had been a car detailer and a security guard at Delphi in Adrian. He loved and owned Corvettes, enjoyed U of M football, and being outdoors gardening and taking care of his lawn. He…

            • 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.

                  • Attonia Tucker

                    TUCKER, ATTONIA "JEAN" - Age 60, of Hillsdale, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Hillsdale Community Health Center in Hillsdale. Born on March 29, 1948 in Cement City, the daughter of Clarence Earl and Gertrude Estella (Tucker) Stump. Jean lived her early life in Manitou Beach, then she lived in Newberry, MI, Reno, Nevada and then the last 17 years in Hillsdale. She attended Onsted High School. She was employed at Western Village Hotel and Casino in Reno. Jean enjoyed camping, going to…

                    • Audrey Rakoski

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

                      • 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.

                        • Beatrice Benmark

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

                          • Benjamin Pusakulich

                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Benjamin Pusakulich, 83, of Ironwood, formerly of Wakefield and Ramsay, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee.

                            • 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)…

                              • Bretz, Margaret Ann

                                EASTPORT ? Margaret Ann Bretz, 87, of Eastport, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at the Eastport Village Care Home. Ann was born in Detroit April 6, 1921, the eldest of four children of Norton H. and Dorothy (Waite) Pearl. She met her future husband, Otto H. Bretz, in a drama class at Cooley High School in Detroit. As their romance blossomed, they learned that their families came from Eastport and East Jordan, respectively. They were married in 1940 in Detroit and had their first child, Sarietta Ann, in…

                                • Brian Michael Albright Sept. 25, 1989-Aug. 23, 2008

                                  Brian Michael Albright, age 18 of Lincoln, Park formerly of Maybee, died August 23, 2008.

                                  • Carl Thompson

                                    Thompson, Carl "Ed" Birch Run, Michigan Passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008 at his residence at the age of 46 years. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of The Saginaw News. The funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2008 at W.L. Case & Co. Funeral Home, 5700 Dixie Highway. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services. Those planning an…

                                    • Carlton M. Richmond

                                      CHARLEVOIX, Mich. -- Carlton M. Richmond, 94, of Charlevoix, formerly of Newberry and Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

                                      • Carol M. Stokes

                                        Carol May Stokes, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008., Robert R. "Bobby Z" Zahrobsky, 71, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Detroit, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. He was born July 17, 1937, in Detroit.

                                        • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

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

                                          • Caroline E. Gaiera 1917 - 2008 Caroline Elizabeth "Carrie" Gaiera, 90, Pigeon and formerly of Detroit, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon. She was born in Detroit on September 7, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John Peter and Louise (Martin) Sachs. She graduated from Eastern High School in Detroit. On June 15, 1939 she was united in marriage to Charles Gaiera in Detroit. Carrie worked for many years as a clerk in the Assessors Office of the City of Detroit. In the late 60s she and Charlie retired and moved to the Saginaw Bay shore. She enjoyed playing golf, needlepoint and playing cards, especially euchre and pinochle. She loved swimming and being near the water. She was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church in Caseville. She is survived by her husband of more than 69 years, Charles Gaiera, Pigeon; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Gaiera, Novi; three grandchildren, Kimberly Gaiera, Hartland, Carolyn (Stephen) O'Keefe, Saline and Greg (Heather) Gaiera, California; four great-grandchildren, Sean O'Keefe, Jackson O'Keefe, Samantha Gaiera and Cleo Gaiera and a sister, Delores (Ben) Neely, Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Gaiera, in July 2001; a sister, Dorothy Kjeldsen and a brother, John Sachs. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at St. Roch Catholic Church in Caseville. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to Country Gardens Assisted Living or Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon. 

                                            . . . Detailed View

                                            • Clinton A. ?Bud? Peckham

                                              • DIANE EMILY GAMBLE CROSWELL Diane Emily Gamble, age 66, of Croswell, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born January 4, 1942 in Clawson, Michigan the daughter of the late Richard and Emily (Gerber) Kimes. She was a 1962 graduate of Clawson High School, a member of the Eastern Star, Warren, MI. Diane married William A. Gamble on September 23, 1984 in Clarkston, MI. She moved to this area in 1991 from Clinton Twp. She was a Registered Nurse and previously worked at St. John's Detroit Macomb Hospital. She is survived by her husband William; daughter, Bonnie & Mark Howey of Warrenson; son, Timothy Kammerer of Croswell; sister, Delores Haag of Marlette; two Grandchildren, Antonette and Les Howey. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Hill Crematory in Flint. Visitation with the family will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 6 - 9 PM Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. atMarsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Rev. Daniel Bowman officiating. Memorial suggestion to the Family. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel Inc., Sandusky, 

                                                . . . Detailed View

                                                • 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

                                                  • 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.

                                                    • 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 Grindstaff

                                                        David Grindstaff, age 86, of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Herrick Hospital. David was born April 17, 1922, in Ohio, to David, Sr. and Ida Grindstaff.  He was raised in Tecumseh, and resided at the Renaissance Community Homes from 1991 until his passing. David was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings in childhood. He enjoyed cutting paper and putting poker chips into his bucket. David loved chicken, if he had his way, he would eat is every day. He always left a smile on…

                                                        • Davis, Norman K. "Catfish"

                                                          will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Westbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Beaverton Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorials made be made to the donor's choice of charity.

                                                          • Dawn A. Blanks

                                                            Dawn Alice Blanks, 47, of Rochester Hills, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.

                                                            • DeNella Vanden Bosch, 85

                                                              DeNella Vanden Bosch, age 85, of Zeeland went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 5, 2008.  She was born on June 3, 1923 to Anthony and Anna Disselkoen in Corsica, South Dakota.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 1990; and by her sisters, Joyce Koets and Maryann Ten Harmsel.  She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church PCA.   She was a charter member of the Zeeland Historical Society.  She created endearing and enduring memories through the sharing of genealogy.  She…

                                                              • 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, ...

                                                                    • Donald R. Engstrom

                                                                      Donald R. Engstrom, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, in Grayling. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

                                                                      • Donald Stull

                                                                        STULL, Donald - Age 81, of Swartz Creek, saw the face of his glorious Savior, Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 4:30 AM. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 6, 2008 at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 2237 E. Reid Road, Grand Blanc, with Pastor Maurice Anderson and Pastor Bob Roberts officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 PM until time of service Saturday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to New Life Christian Fellowship Church, ALS…

                                                                        • Dudley, James C. "Red"

                                                                          PESHAWBESTOWN ? James C. "Red" Dudley, 74, of Peshawbestown, walked on Sept. 4, 2008, from his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Comstock Park.James is survived by his wife, Elsie; children and grandchildren, Ruth Dudley Chippewa, Miles Chisholm of Peshawbestown, Eileen Rasmussun; Joshua, Jessica, Jackiewicz of Kentwood, James ("Carri") Dudley, Miranda, Anna, Shawna, Brenna of Grand Rapids; Len (Lori) Dudley-Edward, Travis, Jacob, one great-grandchild, Jeannette Marie of Caledonia;…

                                                                          • 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. 

                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                  • Eugene Benson

                                                                                    LACHINE, Mich. - Eugene "Gene" Benson of Lachine died Thursday, September 4, 2008 at MediLodge of Hillman, following a brief illness.

                                                                                    • Evelyn C. Tomczak

                                                                                      Evelyn C. Tomczak, age 87, of Monroe passed away at 11:55am, Friday, September 5, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe.

                                                                                      • Evelyn Williams

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

                                                                                        • Everett Davies Marlette Everett Davies, 74, a lifelong resident of Marlette, passed away Monday (September 1, 2008) from melanoma at the Hospice Residence in Marlette. He was born March 20. 1934, in Marlette, the son of the late Walter and Laura (Macklen) Davies. He married Shirley Sirdan on June 3, 1961 in Kingston. Everett graduated from Marlette High School in 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Davies worked for 30 years at Buick City in Flint and 19 years at Ken Miller Farm s in Marlette. Everett was a long-time member of the Hope Lutheran Church and also a member of the U.A.W. Local 599. He was a jack of all trades, a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved to go to toy tractor shows and also collect toy tractors, toy classic pickups and cars. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Marlette; son, David (Shellie) Davies of Brown City; daughter, Linda (Sketter) Ford of Clifford; grandchildren, Michael and Tyler Davies of Br

                                                                                          . . . Detailed View

                                                                                          • FINNEY SHEILA

                                                                                            • FITZPATRICK EILEEN T

                                                                                              Age 78. September 5, 2008. Loving wife and best friend of Leo, beloved mother of Brian (Elaine) and the late Kevin. Dearest grandmother of Megan and Maura. Sister of Sheila Kelly, Karen Rossello, Gerald Kelly and the late Estelle Leydet, Patricia Kelly, and Mary Jungwirth. Memorial mass at a later date. Arrangements handled by the A.H. Peters Funeral Home. 313-884-5500

                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                • Foss, David Alan

                                                                                                  LECLAIRE, Iowa ? David Alan Foss, age 69, of LeClaire, Iowa, formerly of Hudson, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 3, 2008, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He was born the son of Wallace Henry Sr. "W.H." and Emily (Bourdon) Foss on Nov. 2, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minn. He attended Nelson Elementary in Stillwater and Fern Hill Grade School in St. Louis Park prior to graduating from Hudson High School in the class of 1956. He furthered his studies at the University of Wisconsin ? River Falls…

                                                                                                  • 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 Hanible

                                                                                                        Fred Hanible, 77, of New Boston passed away Aug. 30, 2008, at John Dingell VA Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Adrian.

                                                                                                        • 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...

                                                                                                            • GERRY A. BEATTY SANDUSKY Gerry A. Beatty, age 83, of Sandusky, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Country Meadows AFC Home, Carsonville, MI. She was born February 02, 1925 in Minden City, Michigan the daughter of the late John and Alys (Schumacher) Hunt. She was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Sandusky High School. Gerry married Harold (Toots) J. Beatty on February 15, 1947 in Toledo, OH, he died on July 2, 2000. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky. Gerry worked for several years as a secretary at Sandusky Community Schools, retiring in 1980. She served in the Women's Army Aulixary Corp. She is survived by sons, Lee Beatty of Sandusky, John & Denise Beatty of Mio, Doug & Julie Beatty of Sandusky; daughter, Marilyn Solis of Sandusky; sister, Gay Murphy of Port Sanilac; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son Paul in 1979 and a brother Lee Hunt. A parish scripture service was held at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky with Fr. Charles Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky. Casketbearers were Robert Beatty, Christopher Beatty, John D. Beatty, Griffen Beatty, Paul Solis, Marshall Beatty, Matthew Pozsgay. Memorial suggestion to the Country Meadows AFC Home, Carsonville. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel Inc., Sandusky. 

                                                                                                              . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                              • GILKER ELIZABETH L

                                                                                                                Sunday 2:00-8:00 p.m., with 7:00 p.m. Prayers, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice.

                                                                                                                • GOODMAN SELMA

                                                                                                                  Age 100, former Auditorium Teacher for Detroit Public Schools. Devoted sister of the late Sidney (Dorothy) Goodman, the late Sadie (the late Sam) Mandel, the late Lillian (the late Joe) Levine, the late Louie (the late Edith) Goodman, and the late Max Goodman. Loving aunt of Gary (Rene) Mandel, the late Robert (Marilyn) Mandel, Mickey (Michelle) Goodman, Janice (Andy) Werber, Beth Rollins, Huddy Arons and the late Harold Levine. Also survived by other loving relatives. SERVICES 2 P.M. SUNDAY AT MACHPELAH…

                                                                                                                  • GORTON MERYL C

                                                                                                                    Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Merriman Road Baptist Church, 2055 Merriman Rd., Garden City. To leave a message of condolence for the family log on to

                                                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                                                        • Gertrude A. Timpe

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

                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                            • Gordon De Vries, 90

                                                                                                                              Gordon Franklin De Vries, age 90, of Zeeland, was called to his heavenly home on Thursday,  September 4, 2008. Gordon retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, but did not retire from helping others.  He was a volunteer for the CRWRC, Mississippi Family Services, Bibles for Mexico and a house parent for My Brother's House.  Gordon was a charter member of Calvin Christian     Reformed Church and served as both an elder and a deacon and was a member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. …

                                                                                                                              • Grace I. Brost

                                                                                                                                Grace I. Brost, 88, of Monroe died at 2:22 p.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe. Arrangements are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                • H. Ilene Gose

                                                                                                                                  H. Ilene Gose, 84, of 15974 Dickinson Road, White Pigeon, Mich., died Sept. 4, 2008 at home following a three-month illness. Ilene was born Oct. 8, 1923 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Walter and Clotilda Klein. She grew up on the family mint farm in Mendon, Mich., attended Mendon Schools and graduated in 1941. Following graduation, she attended Western Michigan University prior to joining the Navy where she was a WAVE from 1944-1946. On Jan. 18, 1947, she married Darel Gose. Ilene resided in the White…

                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                    • HALE ROGER D

                                                                                                                                      Sunday 2-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                      • HEYMAN ELEANOR

                                                                                                                                        Beloved wife of Dr. Louis Heyman, dear mother of Shelley (James) Boschan, Howard Heyman, and Carolyn (Rex) Lanyi. Loving grandmother of Jason, Jonathan, Jared and Natalie Boschan, Arianna Heyman, Stephanie and Jordan Lanyi, Jason (Leigh) Hittleman. Sister of Coleman (Judy) Verona. SERVICES 10:30 SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020 INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.

                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                          • 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, Sept. 2, 2008, at Toledo Hospital.  He is survived by his loving wife, Becky, of Adrian; his daughter, Jodi Largin (Brian Scholz) of Clinton; his father, Henry Largin (Linda St. Onge) of Morley; his brother, Larry (Karen) Largin of Saline, their children, Melissa, Karrie and Kelly and her son Dylan; his sister, Judy Gallrapp of Germany and her children, Christian and Catherine; stepchildren, Robert Wilson, David Wilson, Anna Wilson, and…

                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                • Hintz, Robert William "Bob"

                                                                                                                                                  . Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Humane Society. If you are unable to visit with the family in person at the funeral home you may send your condolences through

                                                                                                                                                • Howard Driller, 96

                                                                                                                                                  Howard F. Driller Jr., age 96, of Zeeland, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Haven Park Nursing Home.  He was the beloved husband of Helen Driller;  father of Howard F. Driller III, Sharon Marier, Edward Driller and Mary Jo Dismang; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  A private memorial service is planned. 

                                                                                                                                                  • Ione E. Ennis

                                                                                                                                                    Ione E. Ennis, age 80, of Adrian, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Lynwood Manor. Funeral arrangements are pending with Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                    • Irene Gilmore

                                                                                                                                                      GILMORE, Irene L. - Age 94, of Flint, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at Brian's House in Davison. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint, with Pastor Drew Williams officiating. Burial immediately following at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 PM until time of service Saturday. Those desiring may make contributions to Carriage Town Ministries. Online…

                                                                                                                                                      • Irene Johnson, 91

                                                                                                                                                        Our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Irene Johnson, age 91, was called home by our Lord on September 3, 2008 at Heartwood Lodge, Spring Lake, MI.  Irene, whose parents were Henry and Reka DeBoer, was born December 1, 1916.  She lived in Holland most of her life and attended Holland Schools.  Irene married Vernon (Dutch) Johnson October 22, 1935.  He preceded her in death in May of 1982. She was a member of Hope Reformed Church and Circle Two.   Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Sandra…

                                                                                                                                                        • Isabella "Ella" Brown Lapeer Isabella "Ella" Brown, 74, of Lapeer for 4 years (formerly of Florida, River Rouge and Scotland) passed away Tuesday (September 2, 2008). She was born January 27, 1934, in Scotland, to Joseph and Catherine (Kirk) Stewart. She married Walter N. Brown on August 3, 1956 in River Rouge, Mich. Ella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed reading and bingo. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Walter Brown of Lapeer; children, Josephine (Dennis) Smith of Flat Rock, Mich., Susan (Greg) Shearer of Brooklyn, Mich., Georgia (Jim) Willyard of Lapeer, Walter Brown, Jr. of Lapeer, Andrea (Todd) Taylor of Brooklyn, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Andrew (Videl) Stewart of South Lyon, Mich., Kathlene (Bill Apple) Stewart of Sterling Heights. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Stewart; brothers, Norman Stewart and George Stewart. The family is

                                                                                                                                                          . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                          • JURY DANIEL

                                                                                                                                                            Age 82 of Rochester Hills. Sep tember 4, 2008. Loving husband of the late Anne. Dear father of Robert (Laura), Greg (Fara), and the late Daniel. Grandfather of Jonathan, Steven, Charles, Tanya, and Elena. Brother of Helen (Mike) Berkey. Funeral service Monday, September 8, 2008, 10 a.m. at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 36075 7 Mile Rd., Livonia. The family will receive friends Saturday 4-9 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester and Sunday from 4-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m.…

                                                                                                                                                            • James Hotchkiss, 68

                                                                                                                                                              E. James Hotchkiss, 68, died at home in West Olive on Sept 4, 2008.  He was born to Edwin and Flo Hotchkiss on 8/13/1940 in Detroit and grew up in Jackson, MI. He received an Associate   Degree from Jackson C.C., BS and MA from Western Michigan University where he met his wife.  He taught for 32 years, 27 of them as a fifth grade teacher at Waukazoo Elementary in Holland.  He instilled in his students a love of lifelong learning, taking responsibility for their actions, and being your brother's…

                                                                                                                                                              • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                  • 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...

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Joyce A. Stone July 10, 1935-Sept. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                          Joyce A. Stone, age 73 of Grosse Ile, MI, died Friday at 2:50 a.m. at Fountain View of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                                                                              • KARAGIANIS LARRY N

                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 2-8 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                • KLIMEK ADAM S

                                                                                                                                                                                  of Clarkston; died tragically September 1, 2008 in a car accident while living in Phoenix, AZ; Age 31; Loving son of Judy and Dennis Klimek. Beloved brother of Timothy Klimek of Verrado, AZ. Nephew of Rita, Nancy, Bobbie, Jackie, Jerry, and David. Adam also leaves behind a six month old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Sadie, who he loved dearly. Adam graduated from Clarkston High School in 1994 and Michigan State University. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at St. Daniel Catholic Church,…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Katherine Lois Leister

                                                                                                                                                                                    Katherine Lois Leister, age 87,  of Sturgis, and formerly of Constantine, passed away Sept. 5, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Arrangements will be announced by the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. 

                                                                                                                                                                                    • LAKAS JOSEPHINE M

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday 3:00-9:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Trisagion service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday, in state 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter (between 8 and 9 Mile Rds.) until time of Liturgy 11 a.m. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                      • LAWRENCE-FLEMING ELAINE

                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 76, from Tustin, California, formerly from Detroit, Mackenzie High class 1950. Survived by Quentin Fleming, husband of 55 years, and three children Quentin, Sheldon, Kirsten. Private services.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lee Roy Perkins

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Leo D. McMahon

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Leo R. Mietz, Sr. Mayville Leo R. Mietz, Sr., 82, of Mayville, passed away Tuesday (September 2, 2008) at United Hospice Service of Marlette. Leo was born October 11, 1925, to Rudolph and Marie (Gnodtke) Mietz. He married Betty Wells. He leaves his wife, Betty; four sons; one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; one brother. Friends may share online condolences at www.avram

                                                                                                                                                                                                . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lois Mae Kardux, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lois Mae Kardux, age 88, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008, in the Swanton Health Care Center. She was born on March 12, 1920 to Nellie and Frank Gilmore and was raised in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. She met and married   Gordon E. Kardux in California and moved back to Gordon's hometown of Holland, Michigan, where they raised their family. They retired to Pentwater, Michigan, and enjoyed many years living on Bass Lake. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lester, Raymond,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Loretta Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitation for Loretta Brown, 77, of Monroe, who died Thursday, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 today at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state from 4 until services at 5 p.m. today at North Monroe Street Church of God.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lucile Bladecki

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bladecki, Lucile Auburn, Michigan Lucile passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 71 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be announced in Saturday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Gephart Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lucille (Shearer) Willnow

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lucille (Shearer) Willnow, 98, of Hudson passed away Friday, Sept. 5, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. Funeral services for Lucille will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with internment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. A full obituary will be published in Sunday’s newspaper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MARINO SARAH

                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr), Sunday 11 a.m. until time of Service 2:30 p.m. Interment private. Memories to be shared at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MICHAEL DEAN TODD UBLY Michael Dean Todd, age 46, of Ubly, died Saturday August 23, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family and friends after an extended illness. Mike was born October 8, 1961 in Detroit. He is survived by his parents Ronald and Donna (Barr) Todd of Deckerville; wife, Cathy; two sons, Michael Dean Jr, and Matthew Brent; one daughter, Michelle (Michael) Landenburg; mother-in-law, Betty Rushing of Pigeon, MI; three granddaughters, Alexis, Shelby, and Mercedes Landenburg. Michael loved being a grandfather he doted on his three little ladies. Mike also leaved two brothers, his big brother, Gary (Theresa) Todd of Roseville, Jeffrey Lee (Lynette) of Waerford; sister, Tamara Lynn (Todd) Coakley of Hazel Park; his aunt, Marilyn Everhart who Mike called "Mama Number Two" of Hazel Park; several nieces, and nephews. Mike is preceded in death by his younger sister Jennifer Ann. Services were held at Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Cremation followed. God knocked and Michael answered the door. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mabel A. Wagner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mabel A. Wagner, age 88, of Tecumseh died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Herrick Manor with her loving family by her side. She was born March 20, 1920, in Deerfield, Mich., the daughter of Fred and Laura (Bollinger) Fick. She married Terrence Wagner on June 16, 1941, and he preceded her in death on July 24, 1982. Mabel was employed with Ford Motor Company working at both the Rawsonville and Saline plants for over 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was a lifetime member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and its…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mabel M. Honkala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BESSEMER, Mich. -- Mabel Margaret Honkala, 95, of Puritan Location, Bessemer, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marian Swanson-Ridgeway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McCUE ANNIE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday 1:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. Interment Washtenog Memorial Park. To leave a message of condolence for the family log on to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McKAY WILFRED M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Meader E. Stevens

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Melvin R. Matthews, Sr. Dec. 18, 1937-Sept. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Melvin R. Matthews, Sr., 70, of Monroe died at 5:34 a.m. Thursday in his home. He had been in poor health since March.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Murry Walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WALKER, Murry E. Age 86 Of Ashton Formerly of Galesburg Passed away Sunday August 31, 2008. He is survived by sons Murry (Judy) Walker of Carson City, NV and George Walker of Burlington, MI; daughter Evelyn Adkins of Kalamazoo. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 6, 2008 beginning with visitation from 10:00 - 12:30 at the Osceola Sheriff Posse Grounds, Reed City, with a "Celebration of Life" to follow from 12:30 - 2:00 PM.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Myrtle M. Williamson Deerfield Twp. Myrtle M. Williamson, 85, of Deerfield Twp., passed away Thursday (August 28, 2008) at Caro Community Hospital. She was born August 23, 1923, in Fowlerville, the daughter of the late Lehos and Grace Fulton (Sanborn). She married Vern Williamson. Myrtle enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, taking trips to Port Huron to watch the big ships, reading, playing bingo and a good crossword puzzle. She is survived by her children, Grace (Gerald) Butterfield, Rosemary (Larry) Dunnigan, Robert McKinstry, Gerald McKinstry, Vern (Melinda) Williamson, Fred Williamson; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; her close friend, Bud Schrah. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vern; brother, Merton. Memorial contributions in memory of Myrtle may be made to the Woman s Auxillary at the Lapeer VFW Post 4139. Visitation was held Monday (September 1, 2008) at Jansen Family Funeral Home, Columbi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NEWSTEAD EDWARD W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                September 3, 2008. Beloved husband of Lorraine L. Loving father of Linda (Hurschel) Hopkins, Gail (Dennis) Lee and Dean Newstead. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday 2 p.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors 12 noon until time of service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nagel, Dennis Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dennis Lee Nagel, 46 of Midland, died September 4, 2008 at Covenant Health Care-Harrison Campus in Saginaw. Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Naomi M. Shotzman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Naomi M. Shotzman, 76, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sept. 4, 2008, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born Nov. 27, 1931,  in Sturgis, a daughter to the late Harvey and Myrtle Irene (Staples) Bupp. Naomi had resided in Sturgis all of her life with the exception of four years when she lived in Arkansas. She retired from Howe Military School in Howe, Ind., following 16 years of employment. She had also been employed as a telephone operator and she enjoyed word puzzles. Naomi…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PHYLLIS L. BENJEY DECKERVILLE Phyllis L. Benjey, age 66 of Deckerville, died Wednesday August 27, 2008 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born July 11, 1942 in Deckerville, the daughter of the late Wesley and Dorothy (Pfeiffer) Tanton. Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Jim and Pat Nichol of Deckerville, Shawn Ross and Tammy Roy both of Sandusky, Bonnie and Creg Berger of Deckerville, and Michael and Andrea Benjey of Palms; three sisters, Marie (Al) Daldine of Williston, FL, Minnie (John) Willing of Deckerville, Ida (Ken) Wadsworth of Sandusky; two brothers, J. Henry (Jane) Tanton of Morgantown, W.VA., and John (Lynette) Tanton of Deckerville; seventeen grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Tanton, Robert Tanton, and Walter Tanton, and one grandson Andrew Michael Benjey. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis L. Benjey have been held in the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home with the Rev. David Frost officiating. Burial was in the Downing Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family discretionary fund. Arrangements by Apsey Funeral Home. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • POLAKOWSKI EDMUND J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 H. Shaker Lapeer/Flint Paula H. Shaker, 47, of Lapeer/Flint, passed away Tuesday (August 26, 2008). She was born September 13, 1960, in Flint, to Paul and Rosemary (Babian) Shaker. She is survived by her mother, Rosemary Shaker of Florida; siblings, Dr. Richard Shaker, Lisa and Mona; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends at Kimberly Oaks. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Shaker; her grandparents. Funeral services were held Friday (August 29, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Deacon Jerry DeShaw officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, (810)664-8111.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • QUINCY DOROTHY ELLEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          August 12, 1923-August 30, 2008. Dorothy Ellen Quincy, a retired beauty salon owner recognized for her dedication to family, church and community, died of a heart attack while in the warm embrace of family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years James P. Quincy, Sr., a union official with laborer's local 334 in Detroit, MI. Mrs. Quincy served on the Mother's Board of High Praise Cathedral of Faith. A devoted mother, she had four surviving children. James P. Quincy, Jr. preceded her in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RICHARD ROY MYERS PORT SANILAC Richard Roy Myers, age 78, of Port Sanilac and Brooksville, Florida formerly of Westland went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday August 23, 2008 at his residence in Port Sanilac. He was born on February 8, 1930 in Canton, OH, son of the late Nelson Roy and Violet (Shunk) Myers. Richard married Helen E. Williams on May 28, 1955 in Birmingham, Michigan. The couple have been happily married for 53 years. Richard retired from Allied Chemical after 35 years of service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Helen Myers of Port Sanilac; six children, Richard N. (Janet) Myers of Canton, Michigan, Robin Nardozza of Suwanee, GA, Lori (Robert) Rankin of Kingsland, GA, Julie (Philip) Stephen of Pickney, Michigan , Linda (Charles) Boulard of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Wendy (Robert) Howe of Dacula, GA; 15 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Wittstock and Linda Lee Myers. Funeral services have been held at the funeral home with Pastor Bill Willis officiating. Memorials in memory of Richard are suggested to the Heartland Hospice. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ROBERT E. MELDRUM CARSONVILLE Robert E. Meldrum, age 79, life long resident and farmer of Carsonville, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Autumnwood of Deckerville. He was born July 27, 1929 in East Detroit, son to the late Raleigh and Margaret (Archer) Meldrum. He is survived by sisters, Nancy Mata and Barbara Edwards of Carsonville; special friend, Eleanor Genaw; several nieces and nephews; one Great Great Niece and two Great Great nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Martha Archer; parents, Raleigh and Margaret Meldrum; brother in laws, LeRoy (Whitie) Edwards, Robert L. Birmingham and Euseo (JR) Mata. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating. Burial will be in the Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery in Clinton Twp. Memorials may be donated to the family. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel Inc., MI. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RONALD E. JOHNSTON BROWN CITY Ronald E. Johnston, age 77, of Brown City and formerly of Peck died August 21, 2008 at home. He was born May 2, 1931 in Peck to Kenneth and Lola (Liebler) Johnston. He graduated from Peck High School Class of 1949. He served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. He married Doris J. Edgett on June 30, 1959 in Peck. A factory worker he was a machinest for Chaso Rayco in North Branch for 15 years and a driver for Culligan Water in Marlette. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a devoted fan and footballologist of University of Michigan Wolverines. He is survived by two brothers, Richard (Jenny) Johnston, Peck and James (Peggy) Johnston, Portland, MI; sister in laws, Carol Johnston, Sandusky and Mae Mihacsi, Unionville. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris (2005) and a brother David. His ashes will be intered next to his wife Doris in Elk Township Cemetery at a private family service. Arrangements by Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Go Blue!!! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RUCKER ROBERT MARTIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ragnhild ‘Ronnie’ Jackson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ragnhild “Ronnie” Jackson, age 79, of Adrian passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. Ronnie was born in Superior, Wis., the only child of Peter and Ellen (Moe) Jackson.  After her father’s death in 1942, Ronnie and her mother moved to Hudson to be near family, then later to Adrian. She graduated from Adrian High School with the class of 1946 and also attended Siena Heights College. In January of 1988, Ronnie retired from ACCO Babcock, formerly American Chain & Cable…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Randall Facca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Randall Facca died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. He was born Nov. 28, 1950.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Raymond A. LeGault 1923-2008 Raymond A. LeGault, 84, Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Courtney Manor under hospice care. He was born on September 12, 1923 in Detroit, son of the late Alfred and Julia (Kowalski) LeGault. On March 6, 1943, Ray and Carolyn Geiger were united in marriage in St. Anthony's of Helena. Ray served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the owner and operator of the Rainbow Bar in Harbor Beach and later the Harbor Light, from 1953 to 1971. He became owner of Smith Distributing in Bad Axe in 1974 and operated it until his retirement in 1994. Ray was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach, past president of the Michigan License Beverage Association, a member of the Table Toppers, the Knights of Columbus in Sandusky, the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach and the Port Hope Grindstone Sportsman Club. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, Harbor Beach; children, Richard (Beverly) LeGault, Sandusky, Bonnie Henne, New York, Cindy (Jim) Carmody, Rochester Hills, Gene (Barb) LeGault, Harbor Beach, Lynn (Gary) Champagne, Elkton, Deb (Jerry) Hessling, Harbor Beach and Rob LeGault, Sandusky; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Richard LeGault, Alpena and Jay LeGault, Lansing. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary LeGault in 1964. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorial mass was held on Thursday, August 28, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church of Harbor Beach. Fr. William Spencer officiated, with internment taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ritchey, Helene June

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HELENE JUNE RITCHEY, 87, of Traverse City, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. An obituary will be in Sunday's edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ruth Mae Wieging Aug. 23, 1923-Sept. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruth Mae Wieging, age 85, of Rockwood, died on September 5, 2008 in Trenton, MI. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Saturday September 6, 2008 form 3 to 8 PM and Sunday September 7, 2008 from 12 to 6 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SCHILLING JANICE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SCHLAFF ROBERT J SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 82 of Grand Blanc, formerly of Flint and Davison. Completed this life's journey and sailed into an eternal safe harbor September 3, 2008 at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights. Born April 30, 1926 in Detroit to Casper and Nina Schlaff. He received a Catholic education, graduating from Detroit Catholic Central, Class of '44. After graduation Bob served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII in the European theatre. An aptitude for electronics led to employment with the Picker X-Ray…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SHEILL DONALD A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          age 76, formerly of Birmingham and Midland, died August 18, 2008 in Esmond, N. Dakota. Survived by his wife Barbara; sister Adair Calder of Royal Oak; a niece and a nephew. Don was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Creighton Sheill. A Memorial Service was held in North Dakota.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SOPHIA M. BACKUS PORT SANILAC Sophia M. Backus, age 88, of Port Sanilac, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 in Sanilac Medical Care, Sandusky. Sophia was born October 23, 1919 in Port Huron to the late Harry and Mary Lou (Turton) Purkiss. She married Stewart Backus on December 10, 1938. They owned and operated Backus Oil Company in Carsonville until her retirement in 1981. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Sophia is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Larry) Erbe of Carsonville; son, Curt (Linda) Backus of Port Sanilac; Five grandchildren, Tricia (Mark) Harriman, Troy (Paula) Erbe, Jennifer (Ted) Glockner, Stephanie (Leah) Backus and Brett (Catherine) Backus; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, September 4th, in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville. The Rev. Jerry Griggs, pastor of the Carsonville U. Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery in Carsonville. Friends may callfrom 4 to 8 Wednesday, September 3 and from 10 to 11 Thursday. Memorials are suggested to United Hospice Service, Marlette. Special thanks to caregivers Joy, Patti, Sandy, Katie, and the ladies at Comfort In-Home Care. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SUMMERILL HELEN A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Saul Cooper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cooper, Saul Ann Arbor, MI Age 80, passed away September 4, 2008 at Arbor Hospice Residence. A full obituary and memorial info will follow soon. Arrangements by Generations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 Lynn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tony Hoeft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tony Hoeft, 49, of Saginaw, passed away Sept. 3, 2008, at Covenant Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 RUTH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Verna Nettleman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verna Nettleman, 52, of Bronson, died Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 "Vi" Johnson Lapeer Viola "Vi" Johnson, 85, of Lapeer, passed away Wednesday (September 3, 2008). She was born July 14, 1923, in Detroit, to John and Sophie (Lerner) Steinman. She married Melton Johnson on September 7, 1945 in Vancouver, Wash. Mrs. Johnson worked for many years as a dietary aide at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. Vi never passed up traveling or "going for a ride." She was good company and was considered very kind, giving and compassionate by her family. Most importantly, Vi loved her family and being a wife, mother and especially a grandmother. She is survived by her children, William (Beverly) Johnson of Saginaw, Linda (John) Sharp of Lapeer, Jill Johnson of Lapeer, Mark (Rita) Johnson of Lapeer, John (Melinda) Johnson of Lapeer; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melton Johnson in 1982; her parents; 3 brothers and a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Brian's House or the Ame

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vivian, Elaine M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WAYNE L. HELMOLD APPLEGATE Wayne L. Helmold, age 57, of Applegate, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in Port Huron Hospital. He was born September 18, 1950 in Davenport, IA, son of the late Alvin L. and Marguerite K. (Binder) Helmold. He and Carol Ann Kirk were married on January 8, 1977 in Applegate. Wayne was an U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era. He was employed at Cotterman Co., Croswell for 21 years. He is survived by wife, Carol; sons, Terry Alvin (Angie) Helmold of Croswell, and Ryan Keith (Stephanie) Helmold of Applegate daughter, Melissa Sue Helmold of Applegate; three sisters, Beverly (Fred) Duffy of Carsonville, Carolyn (the late Danny) Jackson of Port Huron, and Darlene (Charles) Smith of Key West, FL; granddaughter, Amber Paige Helmold. Funeral Services have been held at in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell with the Rev. David Barnes, pastor of the Carsonville Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery, Carsonville. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WE WOULD like to thank the Emmett VFW for the use of the hall, the merchants and the people who donated gift items for auction and raffle, the people who donated food and baked goods, the auctioneer, the bands, the people who helped organize, set-up and worked and everyone who attended the benefit for Michael Millsap. Thank You The family of Michael Millsap 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WENN SHAY MICHAEL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beloved son of Patrick and Adele Wenn. Dear brother of Sean Wenn and Peter Wenn. Loving grandson of Arnold and Dorene Levine and Helen Rutter. Dearest nephew of Frederick (Cathy) Wenn, Gregory (Lisa) Wenn, Anne Flammia, Debra Levine, Harold Levine, and Jill (Russ) Lowther. Also survived by lifelong friend Curtis Nichol and a world of other devoted friends. SERVICES MONDAY 1 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE B'NAI ISRAEL MEMORIAL GARDENS or visit…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WILLIAMS RICHARD C JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Scooter" 18 years. Son of Richard and Lisa Williams, brother of Tiffanie, Jessica and Khadesha. Grandson of Charmaine Peake. Nephew of Germaine, Allen and Gloria. Leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Richard was a talented organist for his church and enjoyed playing basketball with friends. Funeral at Greater Prayer Tabernacal, September 6 at 11a.m., 19555 W. 6 Mile.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILSON MARY ANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (Between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday 2-8 p.m. Scripture Service Sunday 7 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Fr. Solanus Guild, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WOHLART HAROLD JAMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        89. Born July 28, 1919, son of George and Alma. Survived by two children Cheryl Hart and Harold James Jr. (Vicki); three grandchildren Crystal (Ryan) Corey, Briana (E.J.) Himebauch, and Harold James III; and three great-grandchildren Rachael Corey, Madison Corey, and Gwenivere Himebauch. Passed away on August 30, 2008 after suffering a stroke on August 18, 2008. He was a WWII veteran and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WOJEWSKI RICHARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at the Voran Funeral Home (Dearborn Chapel) Friday 4:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wesley Combs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COMBS, Wesley (Frank) - Age 80, of Swartz Creek, died Monday, September 1, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Saturday, September 6, 2008 at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Swartz Creek. Fr. Steven Mattson, celebrant. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8PM Friday, September 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek and 10AM Saturday, September 6 until time of mass at church. Online condolences…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wilfred M. McKay Sept. 4, 2008

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Willard Van Tuyle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Van Tuyle, Willard D. "Bill" Bay City, Michigan Willard D. Van Tuyle, age 83 years, died September 4, 2008. The complete obituary and service arrangements will be announced later. Penzien-Steele Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Willis M. Hengy 1931 - 2008 Willis Martin "Bill" Hengy, 77, Caseville, passed away Monday, August 25, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. He was born in Detroit on January 5, 1931 and was the son of the late Willis A. and Melrine (Elles) Hengy. He graduated from Ohio State University and served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea as a Russian translator and also in Japan during the Korean Conflict. On June 25, 1955 he was united in marriage to Joanne E. Russell in Midland. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2004. Bill owned the Hengy Ford dealership in Pigeon for 25 years and was owner of Pigeon Telephone Company. In the mid 1970's he and Joanne started Michigan Directory Company and were extremely involved in the National Yellow Page recycling project before its time. He also served on the National Yellow Page Association board of directors. Along with his son Bill, he started the Caseville Resort and Marina. Bill was a member of the Caseville Village Council and had been chairman of the police and finance committees, was involved with the Caseville Township water agreement negotiations, was a representative on Caseville's city quest project, as well as serving on the tennis court improvement project. Bill loved to golf, had a wonderful sense of humor and wit, was community-oriented and was known as a problem solver. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Hengy, Boca Raton, Fla; a son, Bill Hengy Jr., Caseville; three grandchildren, Shar (Jason) Mohr, Willis K. Hengy and Samantha Stowe; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Carter Mohr and a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Frank Stawara of Vero Beach, Florida. Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal service was held on Monday, September 1, 2008 at the Caseville Township Cemetery, with Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      . . . Detailed View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ZAHROBSKY ROBERT R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday from 2-9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ariana Gonzales

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bette Cope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Betty Jo Fugate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Beulah Farr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bruce T. Ayers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Charles Robert Robertson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cleo Hiveley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Daniel Schultz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • David G. Miller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dennis Turner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dorothy "Dottie" Lapham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Esther Dexter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gara, Stefan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gary R. Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harry J. Andrews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hilda "Sis" Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jack H. Gillow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jacqueline R. Dugan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jeanette Ellis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kenneth W. Kramer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lois E. Truax

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marilee A. Craig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marlene Frances Tiedt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Catherine "Bunny" Gordan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary E. Holt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Melody J. Turbett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Michael K. Husseini

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Patricia A. Emmons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Paul C. Capehart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rebecca S. Bottoms

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rita Joyce Edford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sarah "Virginia" Waineo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thomas O'Hare

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William Lee Pavlik

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • No comments:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      © blogger beta templates | Tech Blog