Sunday, September 7, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/07/08

  • 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…

    • Albert Van Der Hulst, 90

      Albert Van Der Hulst, 90, of Holland, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Montello Park Church, 609 W. 20th St. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St.

      • 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.

        • Amy Boehms, 41

          Amy Derieg Boehms, 41, of Lapeer (formerly of Holland, Mich.) passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008. She was born November 3, 1966, in Glendale, Calif. to John T. and Ina Ruth (Whitlock) Derieg. A devoted and loving mother to her son, Joseph, Amy was beloved by her family and friends. She loved her “Michigan home” in Holland,  and the wonders of Lake Michigan. While she enjoyed boating, fishing, and the beaches of west Michigan her true passion was working with special needs children and the law. In…

          • Anita E. Leute

            Anita E. Leute, 90, passed away Sept. 5, 2008, at Namaste’ Alzheimer Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anita was born in Blue Mound, Kan., on March 9, 1918. She moved to Adrian, Mich., as a child. She married George Leute on Sept. 18, 1937. He preceded her in death. After many years in Adrian, Anita moved to Florida. She remained in Florida about 20 years before moving to Colorado. She was preceded in death not only by her husband, George, but also by her parents and two sisters, Maude Spiegel and…

            • Arthur L. Steinman

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

              • Audrey Rakoski

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

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                      Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Michigan Humane Society.

                      • BROCKSEKER JOSEPH R

                        Age 66 of Rochester Hills, September 6, 2008. Devoted husband of Donna (nee Kehoe) for 41 years. Loving father of Anne (Aaron) Brown and Beth (Derek) Zefo. Proud grandfather of two girls on the way. Brother of Barbara (Curt) Juergens. Funeral Service Monday, September 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Monday 4 p.m. until time of Service. Suggested memorials to Salvation Army. Online guestbook

                        • BROWN HENRY M

                          Age 73, September 4, 2008. Proud father of the late Ginny K. Brown; loving brother of Emily K. Murphy and James R. Brown; dear uncle of Sarah K. Murphy and Thomas J. Murphy. Henry was a special man, who will be missed by all who knew him. Private interment White Chapel Cemetery. Arrangement entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel. Vivist

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                            • Bancroft, Carol D.

                              CAROL D. BANCROFT, 70, of Grayling, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Frederic. Arrangements are by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

                              • Barbara Sarniak

                                Barbara R. Sarniak, aged 55, formerly of Lowell, passed away on September 1, 2008. Please see Tuesday's Press for full obituary.

                                • 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.

                                    • Benjamin Rodgers

                                      Rodgers, Benjamin R. Chelsea, MI Age 22, died Saturday, September 6, 2008 due to injuries from an automobile accident. He was born August 10, 1986, the son of Doug and Sue Rodgers. A full obituary will be available at and will be published in tomorrow's paper.

                                      • Bernard A. Everitt Sr.

                                        Bernard Everitt Sr., 75, of Hudson passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Allegiance Health in Jackson. He was born on April 2, 1933, in Grangetown, England, the son of Douglas and Sybil (Patton) Everitt. On Feb. 14, 2001, in Monroe, he married Jean Buck and she survives. Bernard was a mason working for the Allied Craftworkers Local #32. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Hudson American Legion and enjoyed golfing, gardening and feeding the birds. Besides his wife,…

                                        • Betty Ann "Red" Danielski

                                          Betty Ann "Red" Danielski, 65, of Madison Heights, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at home. She was born Sept. 25, 1942, in Detroit.

                                          • 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)…

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

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

                                              • CLANCY MARILYN LORRAINE

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

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                                                • Cain, Richard B. "Rich"

                                                  TRAVERSE CITY ? On Aug. 30, 2008, Richard Cain, 60, of Suttons Bay, and a dedicated medical team at Munson Medical Center lost their courageous battle to combat multiple organ failure of sudden, unexpected onset. The loving families and communities to which Rich belonged lost a devoted, compassionate man whose humility, willingness to listen and capacity for fun endeared him to many, many people.Rich was born in Trenton, N.J., Oct. 4, 1947, the third of four children born to the late Robert B. and Doris…

                                                  • 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.

                                                      • 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. 

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                                                          • Clinton A. ?Bud? Peckham

                                                            Clinton A. ?Bud? Peckham, age 73, of rural Orleans, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 4, 2008 at home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.

                                                            • Coburn, Barb

                                                              BARB COBURN, of Elk Rapids, died Sept. 6, 2008. Funeral services are pending at Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids.

                                                              • DARISH RONALD VICTOR

                                                                Age 68, September 4, 2008. Husband of Peggy. Father of Lisa (fiance Mike) Morey, Jim Boss, Patrick (Diane) Darish, and Glenda (Bob) Hilla. Grandfather of Karri, Steve, Danielle, Tyler, Kelsi, Robert, Ryan, Jenna, Randy, Riley, and Michael. Brother of John Morgan, Peter (Debbie) Darish, George Darish, and Patricia Darish. Many nieces, nephews and friends. He loved his cat. He retired from Chrysler in 1998 after working many years as a truck driver. He enjoyed classic movies. He served as a marine during the…

                                                                • DAVIS FRANCES K

                                                                  Age 90 of Brighton, formerly of Canadian Lakes. Passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph Ray Davis. Her sister, Marion Goetz, her brother, Thomas Knapp, and many nieces and nephews survive Frances. A memorial service will be set at a later date. Donations are suggested to the United Church at 120 S. State St., Big Rapids, MI 49307. Arrangements by Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton, MI (810-229-9871).

                                                                  • 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, 

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                                                                    • 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.

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                                                                          • Darlene M. 'Dolly' Mattson

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

                                                                            • DeMERCHANT MARGARET D

                                                                              Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Barton W. DeMerchant officiating at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions suggested to Beaumont Hospice, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak MI 48073-9952.

                                                                              • DeNella Vanden Bosch, 85

                                                                                DeNella Vanden Bosch, 85, of Zeeland, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Covenant Presbyterian Chuch, 1015 E. 32nd St., Holland. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. 

                                                                                • 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 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…

                                                                                        • Doris ‘Joan’ Herman

                                                                                          Doris “Joan” Herman, age 79, a lifetime resident of Manchester, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Herrick Medical Center in Tecumseh. She was born in Manchester, the daughter of Jay and Madge (Throop) Hill on July 2, 1929. She married Vernon Herman in Manchester on Dec. 18, 1948. Besides her husband of 59 years, Joan is also survived by her children, Doris (Carl) Kemner of Clinton, Dennis Herman of Tecumseh, Doug (Mary) Herman of Jackson and Mary (Mick) Rossettie of Ann Arbor; grandchildren…

                                                                                          • Dudley, James C. "Red"

                                                                                            JAMES C. "RED" DUDLEY, 74, of Peshawbestown, died Sept. 4, 2008, at his home.Services will be held Monday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Rosedale Memorial Gardens in Standale, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow the service in Rosedale Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

                                                                                            • EDFORD RITA JOYCE

                                                                                              Monday 2-9 p.m. with Funeral Service Monday 7:30 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon & Beck), Plymouth. Memorials may be made to the National M.S. Society. To share a memory, visit

                                                                                              • EDITORIAL: Deadline nearing to seek stimulus checks

                                                                                                While most Lenawee County residents received their federal economic stimulus checks months ago, hundreds did not. They never bothered to file for one. In so doing, they’re missing out on help for themselves as well as the local economy. And time is running out. We reported back in June that 1,395 Lenawee County residents had not claimed their stimulus checks. It’s not just our county. Statewide, a recent check showed more than 150,000 residents still had not filed for the tax-free rebate. Some residents…

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                                                                                                  will be 1 p.m. until service time. Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Great Lakes. Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences at

                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                          • Eugene Francis Gouin

                                                                                                            Eugene Francis Gouin, 91, a longtime resident of Hazel Park, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at St. John-Macomb, Warren. He was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Cheboygan.

                                                                                                            • 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 C. Tomczak Sept. 22, 1920-Sept. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                Evelyn Clara Tomczak, age 87, passed away Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, Frenchtown Twp. She had been seriously ill for the past five months.

                                                                                                                • Evelyn Williams

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

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                                                                                                                    • FRANCIS EDWARD

                                                                                                                      August 24, in Hudson, FL. He was 87 years old. He was the first of ten children born to Michael and Marguerite Townsend Francis, in Rochester, NY, on December 21, 1920. He was a product of the Great Depression, and the era of swing and jazz music, and his love of that genre remained with him all of his life. He grew up in Detroit, and graduated from Eastern High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946, during WWII. He married Olga Heydrich in May, 1943, a union that lasted 50 years,…

                                                                                                                      • FRIEBE DELORES WEST

                                                                                                                        Age 72 of Rochester, September 5, 2008. Loving wife of Donald. Dear mother of John (Maria) and Robert (Christina) Friebe. Grandmother of Lauren, Adam, Allison, and Michael. Delores taught kindergarten for 16 years in the Rochester School District with the majority at Long Meadow. Funeral Service Tuesday, September 9, 2008 11 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-8 p.m. and Monday 3-9 p.m. Interment Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery. Memorials…

                                                                                                                        • FURSTENBERG THALIA H

                                                                                                                          January 14, 1917-September 4, 2008. Donations excepted at, . Survived by son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

                                                                                                                          • Florence Bauer

                                                                                                                            Bauer, Florence C. (Leinberger) Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Leinberger passed away early Saturday morning September 6, 2008 at Healthsource in Saginaw Twp., age 89 years. Florence's family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral is being planned for Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church (Mackinaw & Amelith Rds.), Amelith at 11:00 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's BCT. Cunningham…

                                                                                                                            • 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…

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                                                                                                                                • Frances E. Murdock

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

                                                                                                                                  • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

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

                                                                                                                                    • Fred Richmond

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

                                                                                                                                      • Frederick G. Walker

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

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                                                                                                                                          • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                            • GILES LYLE T

                                                                                                                                              Lifelong Mason, Acanthus Lodge F&AM #477, P.H.P of Composite RAM #69 and member of all York Rite Bodies. Died peacefully August 30, 2008 at the age of 73. Loving husband of Millicent "Mitzi". Dearest father of Cynthia (Brian) Russette, Sandra (Kevin) Gordley, and Nancy (David Borsa) Giles. Cherished grandfather of Andrew (Maria), Amy (Daniel), David Lyle (Monica), Diana (Rob), Brian, Bridget, and Colin. Beloved great-grandfather of Brett, Lauren, Aubrey, Aidan, Ariel, Cas, and Lyricjean.…

                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                • GRASSO PASQUALE REVEREND FATHER

                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 9:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker Blvd. at Harper until 11:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

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                                                                                                                                                    • Geraldine R. Swan

                                                                                                                                                      • Gertrude A. Timpe

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

                                                                                                                                                        • Gladys Gabriel

                                                                                                                                                          Gabriel, Gladys I. Essexville, Michigan Passed away Friday evening, September 5, 2008 at the Carriage House at the age of 86. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the Evangelical Free Church of Bay City. A complete obituary will be published in the Monday edition by the Stapish Cederberg Funeral Home East. Stapish Cederberg East

                                                                                                                                                          • Gordon Franklin De Vries, 90

                                                                                                                                                            Gordon Franklin De Vries, 90, of Zeeland, died Sept. 4, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 8, at Oakland Christian Reformed Church, 4460 38th St., Hamilton. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Ave., and one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Burial will take place in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                              • Grace I. Brost June 16, 1920-Sept. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                Grace I. Brost, 88, of Monroe died at 2:22 p.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe. Friends may call form 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev.

                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                        • HOLMAN JOSEPH PAUL

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

                                                                                                                                                                          • Harold E. Talant

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

                                                                                                                                                                            • Hazel Ethel Hilton

                                                                                                                                                                              Hazel Ethel Hilton, 91, a longtime resident of Fraser, died peacefully following a long illness on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Kingsport, Tenn., to the late John and Elsie (Mann) Smith.

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 VanIddekinge, 97

                                                                                                                                                                                  Henry VanIddekinge, 97, of Jenison, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008. Services are 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Sunset Manor Chapel, 725 Baldwin, Jenison. Interment in Georgetown Township Cemetery. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Drive, Grandville and one hour prior to the service Monday, Sept. 8, at Sunset Manor.  

                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hilbert, Lucy L.

                                                                                                                                                                                      will take place Monday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Services will be private. Lucy loved flowers, so floral tributes would be most welcomed by the family. For those who would like to make a monetary contribution in Lucy's memory, please select your favorite charity or one that would benefit school-aged children. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; .

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hilda E. Papenhagen

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hilda E. Papenhagen, 83, formerly of Riga and Blissfield, Mich., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Hilda was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Riga, Mich., the daughter of William and Alma (Steffens) Brenke. On April 19, 1944, Hilda was married to Clyde Papenhagen.  He survives. Hilda was a devoted mother and housewife who also held jobs as a waitress and seamstress. She is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Riga.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Howard F. Driller Jr., 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • IN LOVING MEMORY OF Jason David Smith 6/27/82 - 9/6/98 If love could have saved you, You would have lived forever! Forever love and missed, Mom, Mike, Trisha, family and friends

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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Inman, Richard Stacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                Richard Stacey Inman, 78, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, of Alzheimers disease. He was born July 24, 1930, in Midland, son of Stacy and Irma Inman. Stacey left high school early to join the U.S. Navy, serving four years. He was honored for heroic measures in saving crew members lives during the sinking of the submarine USS Cochino in the cold war of 1949. After his military service, he returned to Midland and was employed by The Dow Chemical Co. He and his family relocated several…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ione E. Ennis

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ione E. Ennis, age 80, of Adrian died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Lynwood Manor.  She was born June 2, 1928, in Berkey, Ohio, to Vernon G. and Zola (O’Haver) Ries. She was married to C. Norman Ennis on June 9, 1966, in Gaylord, Mich. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2006.  She owned and operated Swartz’s Restaurant and managed Muirs Restaurant, working in the restaurant business for over 20 years.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, William Ball of Ohio; nine…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JACZKOWSKI JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 54, An enthusiastic supporter of independent musicians, passed away on September 2, 2008. Loving father of Debra (Lauren) Weber, Karen (John) Perkins and Tabitha Jaczkowski. Dear grandfather of Nico and Lucas Perkins. Survived by Christine Frostick, his wife of 24 years. Brother of James Jaczkowski, Patricia Petkash, Elizabeth Ayres, Joseph Jaczkowski, Walter Jaczkowski and Catherine Senyko; Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friends. Holy Mass was offered for the repose of his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JOHNSON GENOEFA (GENEVIEVE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JUTRAS ROBERT M JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 39. Son of Robert (Patricia) Jutras, Sr. and the late Linda Taylor. Brother of Randal and Jason, Step-Brother of Michael and Cherie. Memorial visitations Monday 3:00-9:00 p.m. with a Service at 7:30 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile).

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • James A. Pollock Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Jaczkowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Jaczkowski, 54, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John R. Baer May 6, 1917-Aug. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John R Baer, 91, of Monroe died at 5:15 a.m. Aug. 18 at the VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor. He had been in ill health for six weeks. In accordance to his wishes, cremation has taken place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Johnson, Ernest A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. Burial will be held at a later date in the Lutheran Cemetery, Suttons Bay. A full obituary will be in Monday's edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Joseph F. 'Joe' Davis

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph F. Ciersezwski Oct. 30, 1928-Sept. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joseph F. (Joe) Ciersezwski, age 79, died on September 6, 2008 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Carleton Chapel on Sunday September 7, 2008 from 1 to 9 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • June P. Comrie

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • KELLY MARLENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              September 3, 2008. Age 72. Beloved wife of Keith for 54 years. Loving, devoted mother of Barbara (Gary) Dujardin, Steven, and Karen (Kent) McGinnis. Wonderful and proud grandmother of Dylan and Stephanie McGinnis. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Borawski. Donations in her memory may be made to Henry Ford Hospice, 1 Ford Place, Suite 5A, Detroit, MI 48202.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • KEMP ROBERT DALE JR

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • KISH JULIA H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                September 5, 2008. Age 91 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Vincent Kish. Loving mother of Vincent W. (Marilyn) Kish and Cynthia Mazurek. Dearest sister of Mary Ann, Steve, and Julius Simon. Dear grandmother of Chris, Stephanie, Derek, and Kyle. Dearest great-grandmother of Shanda, Taylor, Megan, and Alana. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place followed by interment at Woodmere Cemetery. Arrangements by the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St.,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • KLEINHOFFER LAWRENCE LEE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KOSH ALICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daughter of the late Joseph T. Sr. and Reah. Also preceded in death by her brother Joseph T. Jr. Aunt of Thomas, Craig, David Kosh, and Darlene Wilk (Kosh). Great-aunt of 7 and great-great-aunt of 7. Alice worked for Beatrice Foods. Upon retirment in 1983, she moved to Traverse City where she enjoyed her retirment volunteering for the Traverse City Hospital. Celebration of her life on Monday, September 22, 2008 10 a.m. in The Ressurrection Chapel at Roseland Park Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KOSMAL BARBARA S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 2-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, Michigan. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Tutwiler Clinic or St. John's Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • KOST WILMA (NEE KAUFLIN)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 75 of St. Clair. Died September 6, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Kost. Loving mother of Susan (Robert) Schuler, Linda Koss, Diane Kost, Karen Kost, Thomas Kost, Joann (Thomas) Trewhella, Amy (Christopher) Oxie, William (Patricia) Kost, Rebecca (Mark) Storbeck. Grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of eight. Sister of Norman Kauflin and sister-in-law to Amelia Miller. Predeceased by brothers Donald, Gerald, and Robert. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, St.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kennedy, Andrea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANDREA KENNEDY, 8, of Kalkaska, died Aug. 25, 2008. Memorial services are pending. Arrangements are entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kluck, Dale O.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                . Interment of his ashes will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw. Memorials may be offered to American Lung Association, 25900 Greenfield Rd., Suite 401 Oak Park, MI 48237 or the organization of choice. Personal messages of support may be left for the family at Arrangements are under the care of the Wilson Miller Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LAMBERT ROBERT JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 81 of Livonia, September 4, 2008. Husband of Barbara. Father of Richard J. (Sandra) Lambert and Sally Ann Lambert. Brother of Erlah Lambert. Grandfather of James (Tiffany) Lambert, Aubrey (Jason) Maierle and Stephen Lambert. A private family service will be held. Care and services were entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 734-522-9400.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LAPERRIERE LOUISE G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    88, of Eastpointe, MI, wife of the late Edgar D. Sr., passed away 30 August 2008 after long illness. She is survived by sons Francis (Sharon) of Venice, FL, Daniel (Susan) of Cookeville, TN, five grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LASKOWSKI CARMEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 3-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 Canton Center Rd., Canton. There will be a Scripture Service Monday at 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until time of Mass, 10:30 a.m., St. Thomas A Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd., Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice or Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LENDZION LEONA B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of the late George "Mike" Klusman. Dear sister of Jerome and Dennis. Predeceased by siblings, Betty Gabriel, Shirley Ann, George, Leonard, Ronald, and Donald. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 13th at St. Michael Catholic Community, Sterling Heights at 9:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements handled by the Kaul Funeral Home, Clinton Township.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LEWIS DEAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aged 55, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 29, 2008. Graduated from East Detroit High School in 1971. Dean was a longtime employee of Coca-Cola, and enjoyed boating, fishing, classic cars, and traveling with his wife. He was preceded in death by his father, Crawford Victor Lewis. Surviving are his wife, Darcie; his children, Martin, Jesse (Lori), and Kyle Lewis, Ryan and Kristin Pickett; grandchildren, Jordan, Ian, and Olivia Lewis, Olivia, Cole, and Chase Westrate, Austin and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LINCOLN GARY R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                57, suddenly August 20, 2008. He served in the Detroit Fire Dept. for 36 years. A loving husband and father, he is survived by wife, Carol, son, Merrick, daughter, Jessie, and mother, Phyllis Lincoln. Service will be September 20, 11 a.m. at New Hudson United Methodist Church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LOWE JEANNETTE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10:30-5:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LYDIA SISTER MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Virginia Mlodzianowski) September 4, 2008 Funeral Mass 10:30am Monday following the Translation Service at 10:00 a.m. with Prayers at 10:15 a.m. at the Felician Convent, 36800 Schoolcraft, Livonia. Viewing at the Convent 1:00-8:00 p.m .Saturday and Sunday. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313) 561-1500. Memorials may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lapham, Dorothy "Dottie"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DOROTHY 'DOTTIE' LAPHAM, 84, of Canton, Mich., formerly of Traverse City, died Aug. 16, 2008. She was the wife of the late James Lapham.Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lee Roy Perkins

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leo D. McMahon

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Louis R. Weidner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Luciano Ruben Florez, Sr. Lapeer Luciano Ruben Florez, Sr., 62, of Lapeer (formerly of Warren or Imlay City) passed away Wednesday (September 3, 2008). He was born January 7, 1946, in Imlay City, to Raymond and Rachel (Gutierrez) Florez. He married Ellie Perrault-Rodriguez on March 29, 2003 in Lapeer. Ruben was a machinist with Paramont Fabricating in Detroit. He worked for Paramont for 23 years, retiring in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Ellie Florez of Lapeer; sons, Pasqule "Charlie" Florez of Harrison Twp. and Lucian Ruben (Cheryl) Florez, Jr.; grandchildren, Alyssa, Alina, Shelby, Frank and Tina; stepchildren, Louis (Lisa) Rodriguez of Kalkaska, Richard (Sheryle) Rodriguez of Clinton Twp., Mark Rodriguez of Lapeer, Tyffany (Michael) Siegler of Round Rock, Texas, Joseph (Whitney) Rodriguez of Columbiaville; step-grandchildren, Brianna, Austin, Colin, Alex and Isabella; sister, Mary Cyrus of Capac, Martha (Harry) Maya of Imlay City and Marcie (Richard) Jackson

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 Willnow, 98, of Hudson passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian, Mich. She was born Dec. 23, 1909, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to Bud and Nellie (Tate) Harbaugh. She married Norman Shearer in Bowling Green, Ohio, on June 14, 1926, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1960. She married Gordon Willnow in Hudson on July 10, 1971, and he also preceded her in death. Lucille and her husband, Norman, owned and operated Whispering Pine Resort on Houghton Lake for 12…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lucy Winslow Imlay City Lucy Winslow, 82, of Imlay City, passed away Wednesday (September 3, 2008) at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. Lucille Van Doeselaar was born March 21, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wis., the daughter of James and Lavina Van Doeselaar. Lucy had previously lived in Quincy, Ill., and Grand Rapids. She spent most of her life in the Imlay City area. She married Kenneth D. Winslow on March 3, 1951 in Imlay City. Lucy was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. She was employed at Imlay City State Bank and Security Bank North East as a teller and cashier. She retired in 1989. She is survived by her sons, Arlan (Denise) Winslow and William "Bill" Winslow of Attica, Ronald Winslow of Imlay City; grandchildren, Michael Winslow, Todd (Liz) Winslow, William Winslow, Aaron (Michelle) Winslow, Adam Winslow; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Vlieg of Jennison, Lavina Van Doeselaar of Imlay City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 19

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MACHALA CARYLL A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          August 29, 2008 Age 56. Caryll graduated from Marian High School and the Providence School of Nursing and worked as an RN at both St. Joseph Mercy and William Beaumont Hospitals. She loved volunteering at the Detroit Zoo when she was able. She was also an avid supporter of the University of Michigan Wolverines and waited all year for football season. The family scribe, she worked tirelessly on a genealogy and family album that we treasure, and never missed a birthday or anniversary. She was talented at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MAGDICH PATRICIA L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary Mercy Hospital Palliative Care Program. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MARKHAM SHIRLEY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              September 5, 2008. Age 80. Beloved wife of the late Wallace Markham, Sr. Dear mother of Wallace Markham, Jr. (Linda) and Laurence Markham. Dear grandmother of Lisa Ballard (Nathan) and Laurie Markham. Private funeral services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Foundation, P.O. Box 673271, Detroit MI 48267-3271. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MARTENSON LEONA J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. In state Wednesday 10:15 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church until time of Service 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MOERNER BARBARA ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In Loving memory of Barbara Ann Moerner (Ries). Born in Milwaukee, WI. April 15, 1939 and passed away in Fort Myers, FL on September 5, 2008. Formerly of Stratford, Ontario; Milwaukee, WI and Washington, MI. She had resided here since 1999. A member of Gateway Country Club, Woman's Club and Blessed Pope John XXIII Ladies Auxiliary. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard J. Moerner and children, Greg, Steve (Bev), Julie McFaul (Robbery), John (Lisa), and Mary Muth (Greg). Also…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MOORE KENNETH LAVERN JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Loving husband of Sheryl died unexpectedly September 4, 2008. Ken was a hardworking employee of Air-Matic Products who loved his wife and animals. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Fisher Funeral Home, 313-535-3030.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MUTER JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "JACK" Age 77 of Port Hope, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. He was born on January 3, 1931 in Huron Township, son of the late John and Helen (Weiss) Muter. He worked as a Master Electrician for Bouvrette Electric Inc. in St. Clair Shores for 27 years, then retiring to his farm in Huron Township in 1981. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly "Mitzie" Muter of Port Hope, two sons, John "Jack" (Shawn) Muter Jr., of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mabel M. Honkala

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MacVITTIE CLARA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          begins at the Chapel 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Lourdes Convalescent Home. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Manwell II, Arthur Ralph

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margaret D. DeMerchant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Margaret D. DeMerchant, 91, a longtime resident of Royal Oak and Berkley, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. She was born July 20, 1917, in Milford, to Clarence and Gertrude Whitney and graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1937.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marian Swanson-Ridgeway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Martin, William Gale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRAVERSE CITY ? William G. Martin, 85, of Glen Arbor and Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Munson Hospice House, Traverse City. He spent the summer at his home on Glen Lake surrounded by family and friends as he bravely battled pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Jackson, he graduated from Jackson High School, attended Michigan State University, and served with the Third Army in Germany during World War II. He began his early business career at Van Dervoort Hardware and Sporting Goods in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • McCammon, Devin-Rose (Hardesty)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KALKASKA ? Devin left us on Aug. 24 as a result of a motorcycle accident at the young age of 30.She will be dearly missed by many. Devin lit up every room she walked into with her bright eyes, big, beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was a devoted mother; she was a great friend. Devin worked at Anderson's Installation Services as an office manager for five years. Devin left behind, but will always watch over, her only, beloved six-year-old son, Wolfgang Harris. She is also survived by her parents,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • McWHINNIE TERRY JAMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          September 5, 2008. Age 53. Loving husband of Debbie, devoted father of Michael. Beloved son of David and Joyce. Brother of David (Pat), Dennis (Mary Ellen) and Scott (Lisa). Uncle of seven nieces and nephews and great-uncle of two. Family will receive friends Monday September 8, 5-9 p.m. at the Harry J Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NAYSMITH KENNETH D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 85. September 6, 2008 of Brownstown. Beloved husband of Elaine. Dear father of Karon Eagle, Kenneth Jr. (Beatrice), Sandra (Chuck) Duncan and Robert (Lori) Naysmith. Also survived by his step-children David Banush and Sandra Banush; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; his great-great-grandchildren; and his foster son Malachi Brown. In state at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton, Sunday 3:30-9 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 noon.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NICKELL MARGARET

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nagel, Dennis Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for Dennis will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, from the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3701 Jefferson Avenue. Pastors Gerald Ferguson and Kirk Havel will officiate, with interment to take place in New Hope Cemetery. Dennis's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Nicole Nagel College Fund. If you are unable to visit with the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PACE SALVATORRE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Di"SAM" Age 57. Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones on August 23 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1951 in Detroit, MI. He attended East Catholic High School where he met and married Susan in 1974. Sam was appointed Coordinator of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee for UAW/Ford Local #400. He proudly served for over 20 years until his retirement in 2007. Sam enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, traveling, and above all else, his loving…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PARDY CLARA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please see the Clara MacVittie notice in today's edition.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • POLLOCK JAMES A JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the F.O.P. or to the American Cancer Society. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PONIERS THEODORE J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 6-9 p.m. & Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PONIEWIERSKI TEDDY (See

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Theodore Poniers) - World War II Veteran. S/Sgt. U.S.A.F., China-Burma-India Theater of War.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • POSIGIAN PARANTSEM (PAULINE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 3-8 PM with 6:30 PM Prayers at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn 313-561-0002. Instate Tuesday 10 AM utntil 11 AM Funeral at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 19300 Ford Rd., Dearborn. Family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Sarkis Armenian Church or St. Sarkis Armenian Church Ladies Guild. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home 248-541-8325

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phyllis H. Vehmeier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phyllis H. Vehmeier, age 81, of Sand Creek died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Tendercare of Adrian.   She was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Adrian to Troy A. and Hazel F. (Barhite) Gunter.  On July 15, 1950, she married Lewis Vehmeier and he survives.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Sand Creek Community Church. In addition to her husband, Lewis, she is survived by a son, David Vehmeier and his wife, Robin, of Morenci; a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pratt, Jeanette C. (Kelly)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JEANETTE C. (KELLY) PRATT, of Traverse City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.Services will be held in the Chapel and Deepdale Memorial Park and Mausoleum at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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!!! 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RUCKER ROBERT MARTIN

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reinhardt, Robert Charles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richmond, Carlton M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHARLEVOIX ? Carlton M. Richmond, 94, of Charlevoix, formerly of Newberry and Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Carlton retired to Newberry in 1978 after working for the Leonard Oil Company in Traverse City. He was a member of Commerce Lodge #121 F&AM, and a Life Member of the Michigan Snowmobile Association. Carlton is survived by his children, Gail (Ken) Scott of Lake Gogebic, Carlton W. (Jacqueline) Richmond of Lake Forest, Calif., and Leanna (Tom) Hart of Charlevoix; grandchildren, Shaun,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rita P. Heinrich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rita P. Heinrich, 82, a longtime resident of Troy, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. She was born May 8, 1926, to John and Marthrita (Bradbury) Thueme.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ritchey, Helene June

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRAVERSE CITY ? Helene June Ritchey, 87, of Traverse City, died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Munson Hospice House. Helene was born on May 15, 1921, in Gaylord, the daughter of William and Marguerite (Wiseman) LaValley. She married Jack Ritchey in Detroit in 1940 and had four sons, David, Dale, Paul and Douglas Ritchey. Helene was a true matriarch of her family, which offered her the skills to live very independently in her later years. Living through the Great Depression allowed Helene to live comfortably…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rodney E. Sheffield

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rodney E. Sheffield, age 35, of Adrian passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. The funeral service for Rodney will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with Dr. Oveta Fuller-Caldwell officiating.  Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.  Contributions in memory of Rodney may be made to his family for the benefit of his children.  Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ronald V. Darish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ronald Victor Darish, 68, of Davison, formerly of Warren, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rosemary F. Agrusa June 5, 1931-Sept. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DUNDEE - Rosemary F. Agrusa, age 77 of Dundee, Michigan passed away at 8:22 AM, Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She was born in Deerfield Township, Lapeer County, Michigan on June 5, 1931 to Marvin and Rose (Roth) Crawford.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 (Baily) Bennett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHELSEA — Ruth (Baily) Bennett, age 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Chelsea Retirement Community. Ruth was born in 1923 in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of Pawson and Blanche Baily. Ruth graduated from Adrian College with a B.A. in Sociology and received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She was a nursing arts instructor and worked as a private office nurse for a local physician for 20 years, retiring in 1982. In 1950 she married Harvey Bennett; they had a loving marriage of 58…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ruth Reidsma, 89

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruth Irene Reidsma died Saturday September 6, 2008 at her home. She was born September 7, 1918, in Holland to Herman and Goldie (Palmer) Mepplink. Ruth graduated fromHope College and earned Masters Degrees in Education, Reading and Library Science from the University of Michigan. She taught school and worked in education for 36 years as an English teacher, Reading Specialist and finally as a Librarian.  Most recently she taught at Holland Christian Schools before retiring in 1983. She enjoyed traveling…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SANFORD AFERDITA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "DITA" (nee Vavla) (Deloli) (Carandino) Age 76, of Southgate, Michigan. August 31, 2008. Loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend to all that crossed her path through ownership of Angelo's Coney Island in Detroit, MI. Survived by husband Clyde; brother Peter (Sadie) Vavla of Kalamazoo, MI; daughters Deborah (James) Shomo of Monroe, MI, Sandra (Robert) Walters of Trenton, MI; sons Michael (Shannon) Lawrence of Springfield, Illinois, Carlo (Marisa) Carandino of Macomb Twp., MI;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SCHILLING JANICE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 4, 2008. Age 80. Loving mother of Robert Schilling Jr., Jane Howard, Karen Balderi, Rebecca Dougherty, Linda Schilling, James Schilling, and Lt. Col. David Schilling USAF. Grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 12. Private services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice. Arrangements by Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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. Friends may visit the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI 48439. Mr. Schlaff will lie in state at church from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service. The Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SCHLUSSEL HELEN M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Died suddenly, August 21, 2008. Age 63. Survived by her husband Larry, son Charles Ouzinian (Marian); sisters Diana Swor, Darlene Kotcher (Frank); Deborah Vanamberg (Lee); and brothers Bill and Larry Kluge. Memorial Services Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Peters Church, 67055 Gratiot, corner of 31 Mile Rd. Burial in Richmond Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SCOTT JOHN (BUTCH)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              September 5, 2008. Age 47. Survived by wife Helene; children Randy, Kyle and Jacqueline; parents Bill and Marianne; brothers James and Mark; sisters Michelle and Kimberly; nephew Zakarey; many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends on Sunday and Monday 3pm-9pm at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Funeral Services on Tuesday, Sept. 9 with viewing at 10:30am until time of Mass 11 am at St. Mary's of the Hills, 2675 John R., Rochester Hills. Memorial tributes…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SETTLE WENDEL H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 12 noon until 2 p.m. service. Memorials suggested to American Diabetes Association or Oneida School in Oneida Kentucky.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SNACK BILLY LEE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 74 of Clarkston went home to be with his Lord on September 3, 2008 surrounded by his wife and sons. Bill was born on April 27, 1934 in Sidell, Illinois to the late Dorothy and Earl Snack. Bill was a maintenance supervisor for General Motors, Danville Illinois Plant and retired with 36 years of service. Bill was loved by all who knew him, as he always had time and compassion for others. He always had a love for American history and was especially interested in Lincoln. Over the years, he and his brother…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SPANO MARTIN A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • STREHLAU JULIA D (TRUSENDI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 82, joined God and her heavenly family on Sunday, August 31, 2008. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Wesley, of 60 years; her four daughters, Delores and Robert Waldron, Joyce and Thomas Stewart, Judith and Thomas Ward, Luanne Fusco and Ron Monceaux; and two granddaughters. By family request, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 50,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • STYPULA MICHAEL S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. For funeral times, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit . Memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Salvation Army, P.O. Box 6296, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Salvatore DiPace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salvatore "Sam" DiPace, 57, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1951, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sophie Leder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sophie Leder, 96, of Sterling Heights, and formerly of Lexington and Detroit, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Evangelical Home, Sterling Heights. She was born May 2, 1912, in Old Forge, Pa., to Karl and Anna (nee Kolcan) Cieszkowicz., Dean Lewis, 55, of Byron Center, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • VALENTI KAREN DARLENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday and Wednesday 1-8 PM, Prayers Wednesday 7 PM at the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 836 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, 248-541-8325. Instate Thursday 9:30 AM until time of service 10:30 AM at St. John Armenian Church, Southfield (248-569-3405). Interment Oakview Cemetery. Family requests memorial gifts to American Diabetes Association or Freeman Wilner Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • VANDER STEEN JACQUELINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              is Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at CHRISTIANSEN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville (1-877-838-6424). For the complete obituary and additional information visit:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WALSH DANIEL JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is 10-11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gaylord Youth Hockey League or the Dan Walsh Scholarship Fund.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WEIDNER LOUIS R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 2-8 p.m., American Legion Service 6:45 p.m. Funeral Service 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes (S. of 18 Mile) Memorials to the Henry Ford Macomb Hospice would be apprciated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 5, 2008. Carl Anthony Weishaupt, 80, of Witner Haven, FL and Sterling Hgts, MI. Loving husband of Sylvia for 52 years. Beloved father of Lisa (Gary) Peters, Gayle Bogan and Carl Weishaupt III. Grandfather to Christine, Keith, James and Angela. Four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, MI on September 13, 2008 at 10 A.M. Donations can be made to William Beaumont Hospice in lieu of flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                72, of Royal Oak, MI, died Monday September 1, 2008 surrounded by lifelong friends and loving family. Survived by beloved wife of 50 years Kay Wiebers; sisters Luverta Price of Florida, Barbara Conley of Montana; children Vicki Wiebers Phillips of San Diego, California, Robert Wiebers of Livermore, CA, and Rae Ann Wiebers Koma of Pittsburgh, PA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. In addition to being a wonderfull father, grandfather and husband, he was a much loved teacher in the Royal Oak School…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WIELAND VERNON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will begin at 1 p.m. and memorial donations to the above church would be appreciated. Arrangements were handled by the Ford Funeral Home, 586-754-2464.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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. 

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