Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/10/08


    • Albert M. Moggs

      aAlbert M. Moggs, 87, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 1, 2008 at Edna Mae’s Leisurely Living AFC in Gladwin following a long illness.

    • Alfred Bernard Hughes

      Alfred Bernard Hughes, 89, of Quincy, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was born on in Lucky Strike, Alberta, Canada, on Oct. 10, 1918, to Earl James and Luella Maud (Thompson) Hughes and graduated from Jonesville High School in 1939.  Alfred married Carolee J. Ellis on June 27, 1943, and they began their married life farming in Bronson for seven years, then moved to Boone Road in Quincy, where they farmed for another 20 years. In 1975, they relocated to…

    • Alice Roller Roberts 1915-2008 Alice Roller Roberts, 93, Unionville, passed away September 6, 2008. She was born in Akron on April 6, 1915 to the late John and Ida (Dutcher) Heartwell. She married Hugh Ewald in 1935 and he passed away in 1954. In 1957, she married Elmer Roller, he passed away in 1990. In 1997 she married John Roberts, who preceded her in death in 2001. Alice was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Unionville and she enjoyed quilting, crocheting and traveling. She is survived by her children, Dale (Janet) Ewald, Sebewaing, Stuart (Sue) Roller, Caro, Dale Roller, Saginaw and Robert Roller, Lansing; grandchildren, Randy (Kim) Ewald, Renee (Tom) Eurich, Kevin (Shelly) Roller, Michelle (Mike) Joslyn, Chris Ewald and Michael Ewald; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Ewald; her brothers, Frank and John Heartwell and her sister, Edith Schriber. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Michael Allen officiated, with interment taking place in St. Peter Cemetery. Those who wish to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Paul Church or the Immanuel Radio Mission Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel, Unionville. 

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      • Amy Derieg Boehms Lapeer Amy Derieg Boehms, 41, of Lapeer (formerly of Holland, Mich.) passed away September 2, 2008. She was born November 3, 1966, in Glendale, Calif., to John T. and Ina Ruth (Whitlock) Derieg. Amy enjoyed boating and fishing, but her true passion was working with special needs children. In 2007, she accepted the position of "Director of Special Education" for Lapeer Community Schools. Prior to the Lapeer School system, Amy was "Supervisor of Special Education" at Fenville Public Schools, through AAESA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education from New Mexico State University, with a Masters of Arts from Western Michigan University and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School in 2006. She is survived by her son, Joseph Boehms of Grand Rapids; mother, Ina Ruth Derieg of Albuquerque, N.M.; siblings, Aileen (Peter Huetmannsberger) Derieg of Austria, Daniel (Kris) Derieg of Albuquerque, N.M., James (Sara Lawlor) Derieg o

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        • Ann Brandon

          Ann Brandon, 61, of Nottawa, Mich., died Sept. 4, 2008. She is survived by her husband, James; three children, Kristin McCarver, Megan Eichorn and Kendra Collat; three stepchildren, Angie, Tim and Adam; and seven grandchildren. Services were held on Sept. 8 at the United Methodist Church of Warren, Ind. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Student Conservation Association, PO Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03603-0550.

          • Anne Cyrena Romano

            WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Anne Cyrena Romano, 92, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 7, 2008, in Ironwood.

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              • Ariadni Mazanakis

                Ariadni Mazanakis died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in Troy.

                • Arndts, Janis

                  Arndts, Janis, 73, of Albion, retired realty worker, died Sept. 6. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion.

                  • 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.

                    • Arthur W. Parran Sr. Dec. 28, 1920-Sept. 6, 2008

                      Arthur W. Parran Sr., 87, of Erie passed away Saturday night, September 6, 2008, in his home. Born December 28, 1920, he was the son of William and Marie (Scheich) Parran. He married Vivien Miller February 20, 1943.

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                        • BALOGA DELPHINE (NEE KROPINSKI)

                          Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank Macomb. Memorials to American Cancer Society.

                          • Barbara "Pat" Skoog

                            • Barbara L. Cupp April 15, 1947-Sept. 7, 2008

                              Barbara L. Cupp 61, of Monroe went with the Angels to our Father's House on Sunday, September 7, 2008. She had been in poor health and passed away at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center.

                              • Barbara Sarniak

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

                                • Barlett, Jean M.

                                  Barlett, Jean M., 94, Ingham County secretary, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Mason.

                                  • Barry Hekman, 32

                                    Barry Hekman, age 32, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, died Monday, September 8, 2008, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Barry was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl, in 1993. He attended Holland Christian Schools.  He is survived by his parents, James and Kathy Hekman of Holland; sister, Jodi Hekman of Holland; grandmother, Gertrude Hekman of Grand Rapids; many aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2008 at Faith Christian Reformed…

                                    • Beam, Dorothy Elaine

                                      Beam, Dorothy Elaine, 79, retired antique dealer, died Monday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Friday at Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home.

                                      • Beck, Dorothy Lucille

                                        Beck, Dorothy Lucille, 90, Beck Furniture & Carpet (Ashley) owner/operator, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Johns Chapel.

                                        • Benjamin "Bennie" Steinhauser

                                          • 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.

                                            • Betty Adams

                                              ADAMS, BETTY J.- Age 84, of Traverse City, formerly of Addison, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Pavillions Nursing Home in Traverse City, MI. She was born on September 23, 1923 in Hudson Township, Lenawee County, MI to William H. and Thelma M. (Ewing) Lawrence. She married Ernest H. Adams on September 26, 1942 in Napoleon, OH, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1992. Betty lived in the Addison area for many years before moving to Traverse City 22 years ago. She graduated from Addison High…

                                              • Betty J. Adams

                                                Betty J. Adams, age 84, of Traverse City, formerly of Addison, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Pavillions Nursing Home in Traverse City. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, where visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Daily Telegram.

                                                • Beulah D. Whipple

                                                  Beulah D., Whipple, Lansing, Born October 7, 1924, in Lansing; died September 8, 2008, at the age of 83. Beulah retired from the Lansing School District in 1986 after 24 years of service. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and many other arts and crafts. Beulah was a very kind and compassionate person who loved her family very much., She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving are her daughters, Susan Codden of New York, Sheryl (Gary Schafer) Kamm of DeWitt…

                                                  • Beverly Jane Cripe

                                                    Beverly Jane Cripe, 79, of Goshen, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange, where she had resided for the past 2 1/2 months. She was born March 17, 1929, in Elkhart, Ind., a daughter of Donald and Helen (Eytcheson) Garman. On Aug. 10, 1946, she married Lawrence J. Cripe. She had worked at the Sturgis Journal for 18 years as a typesetter and computer operator, and she was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are: her husband, Lawrence Cripe; three sons, Ronald (Peggy)…

                                                    • Blackman, Geneva

                                                      Blackman, Geneva, 84, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at New St. Paul Church of God in Christ. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home.

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

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

                                                        • CAMPAU RICHARD LEWIS

                                                          Thursday 1-8 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, (734) 284-1600. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 2744 Fourth St. at Chestnut in Wyandotte. In state at 10:30 a.m. Online obituary at

                                                          • CARRINGTON HERBERT CLIFFORD

                                                            62, September 6, 2008, of Detroit. Beloved husband of Charlotte A. Dear father of Kelly Marie (Louis) Hedtke. Dear grandfather of Chance Carrington Hedtke. Dear son of Herbert L. (Joan) Carrington and Eleanor Carrington. Dear brother of Noreen (Larry) Norak, Michael (Stella) Carrington and Patrick (Carol) Carrington. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Friends may visit Wednesday 4-9 p.m. (with a VVA Chapter #154 evening service).…

                                                            • CIBOR FRANCES

                                                              Thursday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Thursday evening. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund, 36800 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150.

                                                              • CONINE MAURICE E JR

                                                                87, of Springdale, Arkansas died Friday, September 5. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic in the Pacific Theatre. He was a retired plumber and plumbing inspector for the state of Michigan. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Constance Patricia (Bower), whom he met while she was a surgical nurse in the Women's Army Corp. He is survived by son, Maurice E. (Susan) III; daughter Maurine K.; sister Marjorie Nendorf; grandchildren Mathew Miller, Kristina…

                                                                • COOK DOUGLAS A

                                                                  Thursday 1-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. Plymouth (1/2 mile east of Beck) In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 430 East Nicolet St. Walled Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 3840 Packard Rd. Ste 260, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. To share a memory, visit

                                                                  • CSER NICK G

                                                                    Age 42, September 8, 2008. Loving son of Daniel and Monique (Menuel). Loving companion of Kathryn Ramirez and her children, Jacob and Sarah. Dear brother of Angeline (John) Turcas, Steve (Lynne), Daniel (Sandra), Tony (the late Jennifer), and Christian (Renee). Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday 1-8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski & Son Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Family prefers memorial donations to…

                                                                    • Cameron Archer Williams Dickerson

                                                                      Cameron Archer Williams Dickerson, age 17, of Jasper passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1990, in Adrian to Charles A. and Rosemary A. (Williams) Dickerson. Cameron was a senior at Sand Creek High School. He was a member of the Fairfield 4-H for the last 10 years, where he took beef cattle to the fair, a cart goat, poultry and especially ducks and geese. Cameron was also a member of Hope Lutheran Church, the Sand Creek FFA and the Sand Creek Band where he played…

                                                                      • Carlton M. Richmond

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

                                                                        • Carole Poel, 72

                                                                          Carole Y. Poel, age 72, of Holland, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Spectrum Health-Butterworth.  Carole was born May 14, 1936 in Fremont, MI, to John and Hannah (Heetderks) Speet. She was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church, Holland.  Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Bruce; children, Brenda and Rick Crisp of Holland, and Brian and Julie Poel of Jenison; six grandchildren; sisters, Fonda Deur of Grand Rapids; and Marilyn and Joseph Baillargeon of Charlevoix; sister-in-law, Jean…

                                                                          • 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 'Carolyn' Carlson

                                                                              • Carter, Thomas F.

                                                                                • Catherine E. Horton

                                                                                  Catherine Elizabeth Crapo Horton, age 84 of Papillion, Neb., and also of Klinger Lake, Sturgis, Mich., and a former resident of Muncie, Ind., was wrapped in the arms of her Almighty Father and taken to His heavenly home on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. Her family was at her bedside at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. Catherine was born on June 28, 1924, in Indianapolis, Ind.,  to the late Frederick Martin and Mildred (Kitselman) Crapo. She graduated from Burris High School in Muncie, Ind., at the…

                                                                                  • Charles E. Wilson

                                                                                    Charles E. Wilson, age 63, went to be with our Lord in Heaven on Sept. 6, 2008, at his home in Adrian. Charles was born April 4, 1945, the son of Charles William and Maxine Estella (Leighton) Wilson at the old Emma Bixby Hospital. He went through the Clinton School system, graduating in 1963. During his high school years he was very active in sports including track. basketball and football. He was especially good at football and received numerous “all league honors” as a running back. Charles served his…

                                                                                    • Charles R. Robertson Charles Robert Robertson, 75, formerly of Harbor Beach, passed away on August 31, 2008. He was the son of the late Robert and Lutisha Robertson He was a retired Garden City fire fighter and a veteran of the Korean War in the Navy. He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; three sons, Rick, Gary and Terry; two daughters, Sandra and Cindy; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Rita) Hazel; one sister, June Hazel and three nephews, Steve and Mike Hazel and Jack Robertson. He was preceded in death by one son, Craig. Private services were held. Arrangements were handled by the Santeiu Funeral Home. 

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                                                                                      • Charles Wilson

                                                                                        Wilson, Charles E. Adrian, MI Age 63, passed away Sept. 6. Funeral Service, 11 a.m., Fri., Sept. 12, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Visit: Thurs., 3-8 p.m. A full obituary will be in tomorrow's paper.

                                                                                        • Charley J. Buhl, Sr. Columbiaville Charley J. Buhl Sr., 85, of Columbiaville died Monday (September 8, 2008) at Lapeer Regional Hospital. Charley was born May 4, 1923, in Flint, the son of the late George and Cora (Dufort) Buhl. He married Bonnie Gee on August 28, 1952 in Columbiaville. Charley served his country honorably in the Army during World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and a great hand of poker with friends. He is survived by his son, Chuck Buhl; daughter, Chris Newcombe; sister, Marilyn Dove; daughter in-law, Cheryl Buhl; grandchildren, Shane, Dawn, Justine, Ryan, Autumn, Trav, Alex, Casey; 9 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; daughter; Candy Knoll; son, Harold Buhl; siblings, Margie, Norman, Howard, Alma, Barbara and Elaine. Cremation has taken place and a graveside rememberance service for both Charley and Bonnie will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday (September 12, 2008) at Wood Lawn Cemetery, Columbiavill

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                                                                                          • DRANCHAK IRENE M

                                                                                            Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In State Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Basil the Great Byzantine Church, 4700 Metro Parkway (W. of Mound) until Mass 10 a.m.

                                                                                            • DURECKI ALEX C

                                                                                              Beloved husband of the late Dolores R. Dear father of Therese M. (Robert) Mickelsen, Joseph D. (Lillian) and Colleen M. (Phillip) Pappalardo. Also survived by six grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Thursday at 7 p.m. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Trail, (W. of Merriman Rd.) until time of Mass 11 a.m. Share a Memorial Tribute with the family at

                                                                                            • Daniel Lee Keith

                                                                                              Daniel Lee Keith, age 65, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born on Aug. 15, 1943, to Franklin and Mary Pearl (Cekander) Keith. Daniel served in the U.S. Navy for two years, during which time he was stationed in Scotland where he met his wife, Ann, over 44 years ago. They were married on June 1, 1964. Daniel worked for Wells Saw where he retired after 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, going for long country rides and spending time…

                                                                                              • David A. 'Super Dave' Maki

                                                                                                OAK CREEK, Wis. -- David A. "Super Dave" Maki, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Oak Creek.

                                                                                                • David William Lyons Jr.

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                                                                                                    Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. In state Thursday at 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at SS. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 32500 Palmer Road, Westland.

                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                      • Diana Barbara Sehn Lapeer Diana Barbara Sehn, 62, of Lapeer (formerly of Sterling Heights) passed away Friday (September 5, 2008). She was born December 19, 1945, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., to Frank and Lillian Biondo. Diana dedicated most of her life to her three boys and, if she wasn't doing that, she was traveling. She is survived by her children, Judd (Michelle), Jeff, John (Ellen); grandchildren, Zachary and Victoria; father, Frank Biondo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Biondo. Memorials to Lapeer County Medical Care Facility "Suncrest" appreciated. Funeral service were held Monday (September 8, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer. Pastor Todd Smith officiated. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, downtown Lapeer.

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                                                                                                        • Dietiker, Annabelle "Anne"

                                                                                                          Dietiker, Annabelle "Anne", 87, formerly of Saginaw, school guidance counselor (Saginaw), died Saturday. There will be no services.

                                                                                                          • Donald J. Farwell

                                                                                                            Donald J. Farwell, 86, of Butler Twp, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater.  He was born in Coldwater on June 26, 1922, to Don and Dessie (Clingan) Farwell. Donald was a farmer and sold Farmers Mutual Insurance, as well as being member of the board. He was a Farm Bureau member and Butler Twp Supervisor for 18 years. On July 2, 1950, he married Wanda King and she preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived by sons Terry (Ruth) Farwell of Quincy, Dennis (Mary) Farwell of Tekonsha…

                                                                                                            • Donald L. ‘Mike’ Murdock Jr.

                                                                                                              Donald L. Murdock Jr., a long-time resident of Devils Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. He battled cancer courageously for many years determined to enjoy life to its fullest. He was 59. Mike, as he was known to everyone, was born July 20, 1949, in Hudson, Mich., the son of Donald L. and Marcia Jean (McGehee) Murdock Sr. After graduating from Redford Union High School in 1968, he enlisted in the Navy where he was stationed in both San Diego, Calif., and the Philippines. Although he had great stories about…

                                                                                                              • Dorothy Winchester, 84

                                                                                                                Dorothy Winchester, 84, of Holland, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Holland Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes pending arrival of family members.

                                                                                                                • Douglas R. Brogan

                                                                                                                  Douglas R. Brogan, 46, of Troy, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at home. He was born Sept. 8, 1961, in Royal Oak.

                                                                                                                  • Dr. Donald H. Harpster

                                                                                                                    Dr. Donald H. Harpster, 71, of Brooklyn, a former resident of Toledo, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the University Of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.   He was born May 30, 1937, to Betty and Donald Harpster, Sr. in Toledo, Ohio. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly J. Woodruff, on June 27, 1959, and enjoyed a long and loving marriage. Donald is an alumnus of Devilbiss High School, Class of 1955, where he began his career and great love of baseball. Donald…

                                                                                                                    • ELLIOTT BRUCE D

                                                                                                                      Wednesday 3-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorials to the American Diabetes Assoc. or American Heart Assoc. appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                      • ELLISON AGNES B

                                                                                                                        Passed away peacefully September 8, 2008 at the age of 87. Wife of Robert Ellison. Cherished mother of Marie Trepton, Robert J. Ellison (Marilyn) and MaryAnn Avila (Tony). Devoted grandmother of James Trepton (Jill), Jennifer Brandon (Ed), Leigh Ellison, Christina Ellison, Rob B. Ellison and Tony Avila. Proud great grandmother of Samantha Brandon, Erin Brandon, Jasmine Trepton and Melanie Ellison. Sister of Mary Adams. Throughout her life she was a woman with a kind heart who was loved by all who knew her.…

                                                                                                                        • EVERETT DAVIES MARLETTE Everett Davies, age 74, life long resident of Marlette, died Monday, September 1, 2008 from melanoma at the Hospice Residence in Marlette. He was born March 20. 1934 in Marlette, son to the late Walter and Laura (Macklen) Davies. He married Shirley Sirdan June 3, 1961 in Kingston. He graduated from Marlette High School in 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Army 1955 to 1957. Mr. Davies worked 30 years at Buick City in Flint and 19 years at Ken Miller Farm's in Marlette. Everett was a long time member of the Hope Lutheran Church and also a member of the U.A.W. Local 599. He was a jack of all trades, a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved to go to toy tractor shows and also collect toy tractors , toy classic pickups and cars. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Marlette; son, David and Shellie Davies of Brown City; daughter, Linda and Sketter Ford of Clifford; grandchildren, Michael & Tyler Davies of Brown City, Kelsey Ford of DaytonaBeach, FL and Taylor Ford of Clifford; brother, Emerson and Pat Davies of Chester, SC; sister in law, Thelma Whitford of Tawas. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mervin Davies, sister Olive Phillips, two nephews and niece. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service has been held in the Hope Lutheran Church in Juhl, with Pastor Bart Muller officiating, with burial of cremains following the service at Juhl Cemetery. Memorials may be donated to the Hope Lutheran Church or United Hospice Service. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Marlette. 

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                                                                                                                          • Eagle, Barbara Ann

                                                                                                                            Eagle, Barbara Ann, 70, retired insurance company billing department employee, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.

                                                                                                                            • Edith F. Daniels

                                                                                                                              Edith F. Daniels, 90, of Litchfield Township, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at home.  She was born July 5, 1918 in Quincy, the daughter of Elmore and Carrie (Hammond) Culbert. Edith graduated from Quincy High School in 1935 and enjoyed being a homemaker and farm wife.  On April 11, 1940, she married G. Orville Daniels and he preceded her in death in 2005. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Jerry) Bender of Litchfield, Sandra (Daniel) Williams of Homer; one son, Stuart Daniels of Litchfield; a…

                                                                                                                              • Edward M. Piontkowski

                                                                                                                                Edward M., Piontkowski, Haslett, Age 52, died suddenly on September 7, 2008, in his home., Ed was a graduate of Fowlerville High School. He had a passion for the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman., Ed is survived by his mother, Honorine; father, Edward; brothers, William and Robert; sisters-in-law, Lauren and Vicki; and nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, William, Alex and Jeff., The family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, on Friday,…

                                                                                                                                • Edward M. Westfall Sr.

                                                                                                                                  Edward M. Westfall Sr., 89, of Woodbridge Township, passed away Sunday Sept. 7, 2008, at home.  He was born March 20, 1919, in Hillsdale County to William and Nora (Hammond) Westfall and graduated from Frontier High School in 1938. Edward was a farmer, owned and operated Westfall Stockyards for 28 years, and lived his entire adult life on the same farm.  On March 20, 1943, he married Mildred “Betty” Rutan and she preceded him in death in 1996. He is survived by a daughter, Chloe (Merritt) Padgitt of…

                                                                                                                                  • Edward P. Rasinske

                                                                                                                                    • Elizabeth Struble

                                                                                                                                      Struble, Elizabeth Ann Arbor, MI Age 65, passed away at her home. A full obituary and memorial service information will follow in the Wednesday edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                      • Ellen M. Broquet, 97

                                                                                                                                        Ellen M. Broquet, 97, of Petoskey, died Sept. 9, 2008, at Hiland Cottage.

                                                                                                                                        • Elmer Harris

                                                                                                                                          Elmer Harris, age 99, of Adrian died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Bear Creek, Ala., to Nolan Thomas and Della (Golden) Harris. On Feb. 17, 1932, he married Flora L. Clement. She preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 1997. Elmer had been employed by Bohn #24, later known as Martin Marietta, retiring in 1972. He lived in Adrian from 1943, except for two years that were spent back in Alabama, until his retirement, when he moved to Hamilton, Ala. One of the…

                                                                                                                                          • Emily A. Lloyd, 76

                                                                                                                                            Emily A. Lloyd, 76, of Boyne City, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family.

                                                                                                                                            • Eugene Benson

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

                                                                                                                                            • Evelyn C. Tomczak 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.

                                                                                                                                              • FRITZAM CAROLE ANNE

                                                                                                                                                September 9, 2008. Age 61. Loving mother of Maren Silvers (Michael) and Michael (Rory). Dear grandmother of Nicole Anne, Joseph, Cole and Reid. Sister of Margaret Messer, Mary Jo Wolf (Pete), and James Matthews (Edna). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Friday 5:00 p.m. until memorial service 7 p.m. Memorial tributes to St. John Hospice, 1471 E. Twelve Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071. View obituary and share…

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                                                                                                                                                  • 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 M. Volz 1912-2008 Florence Marie Volz, 95, Sebewaing, went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 5, 2008. She passed away in Pigeon Scheurer Hospital following a brief stay. She was born on December 19, 1912 in Brookfield Township, daughter of the late Christian and Ernestina (Kurzer) Roemer. She was united in marriage to Paul E. Volz on November 5, 1938 in Kilmanagh. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1945. Florence was janitress at the former Farmers and Merchants State Bank the First of America Bank in Sebewaing for 20 years. She additionally was employed at the Sherwood on the Hill in Gagetown and other Sebewaing offices and homes before retiring at age 74. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Mary Martha Guild and she enjoyed numerous Bible classes. She continued to maintain a beautiful flower garden at her home into her early 90s. She is survived by four children, Kenneth Volz, Sebewaing, Margaret Dembowski, Manila, Philippines, Bernette (Ken) Adams, St. Charles and Janis (Dennis) Pardeik, Flushing; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nine extended great-grandchildren and three extended great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara (Claude) Hornbacher, Sebewaing and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Dronsella and a brother, Elmer Roemer. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael Boyer will officiate with burial to take place in the Northlawn Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Immanuel Lutheran Radio Mission Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing. 

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                                                                                                                                                      • Frank J. Pieper Jr. 1923-2008 Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, September 1, 2008 peacefully in his sleep at his home. He was born in Detroit on April 11, 1923, the son of the late Frank J. and Laura Rose Pieper. He was united in marriage to Marie Dansereau in Detroit on August 10, 1957. Frank was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He was a retired employee of Chrysler Corp., retiring in 1987 after working for 42 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach and a member of the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach. He is survived by his wife Marie Pieper, Harbor Beach; sons, Michael J. Pieper, Indiana, Robert (Sue) Pieper, Roseville and Lawrence Pieper, Miss.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Sr. Mary Jonella, a Sister of Mercy, who resides at the McAuley Center, Farmington Hills and a sister-in-law, Claudette Dansereau, Detroit. He was preceded indeath by a brother, Art Watson. Funeral mass was held on Friday, September 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. Fr. Bill Spencer officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                                                                                                                                                        • 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 .

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                                                                                                                                                            Age 84, of Northville, passed away September 2, 2008. Beloved sister of Donald (Dorothy) Goffer. Dear aunt of Janna (Scott) Chesser, Philip (Kathleen) Goffer and Richard (Sally) Goffer. Memorial Mass Friday 10 a.m. with visitation beginning 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 770 Thayer, Northville 48167. Contributions to Our Lady of Victory would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                            • GOODMAN WALTER A He

                                                                                                                                                              is survived by the light of his life, his wife, Geraldine Katherine "Gerry" Goodman and her loving family, Marsha (Tom Brunelle) Silverman Brunelle, Wendy Silverman and Gilbert "Buzz" Silverman, Jr. Cherished Poppa to Jessica, Lesley and Michael Silverman, and Cynthia Brunelle. Devoted son of the late Bertha and the late Morris Goodman. Dear brother of Ruth (the late Moe) Traurig, Helen (Donald) Coville and the late Florence Mickelson. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews, Leslie…

                                                                                                                                                              • GUERRIERI ORFEO

                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Friday 9 a.m. from Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile) to San Francesco Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to San Francesco Catholic Church preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                • Gager, John D.

                                                                                                                                                                  Gager, John D., 85, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Genevieve Marshall

                                                                                                                                                                    Genevieve Marshall, age 82, of Chelsea passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Gerald Plumb

                                                                                                                                                                      Gerald Plumb, 88, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at home. He was born July 21, 1920 in Pulaski Township, the son of Clarence and Grace (Grover) Plumb. Gerald graduated from Hanover High School in 1937 and has been a lifelong farmer.  He served on the Hillsdale County Fair Board for 46 years, was a county commissioner for 14 years, Scipio Township supervisor, life member of the Grange and belonged to the Lions Club and Knights of Pythias Lodge. He also belonged to the Presbyterian Church…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Gierman, Maurice Monroe

                                                                                                                                                                        Gierman, Maurice Monroe, 91, of Port Townsend, Wash., formerly of Sebewa Township, Ionia County, former dairy farmer, died July 20. Memorial services 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Sebewa Center United Methodist Church, Sebewa Township. Arrangements by Kosec Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Townsend, Wash.

                                                                                                                                                                        • 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

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            • HAMMAR EUGENE ALLEN

                                                                                                                                                                              Age 79, of Garden City, passed away September 8, 2008. Beloved Father of Mark Hammar, Scott Hammar, Pamela (Sobhi) Safah and Laurie (Mike) Ziolkowski. Loving grandfather of Belal (Rana) Safah, Khaled Safah and his fiancee Lamis, Emily (Khaled) Safah and Lindsay Safah. Great-Grandfather of Mariam Lily Safah. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Johnson of Drummond Island, MI and half-sisters Nancy Garner of Mayville, MI and Mabel Holtsberry of Millington, MI. Eugene was born May 26, 1929, in Royal Oak.…

                                                                                                                                                                              • HEATLIE MURIEL LOUISE

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday September 10th from 3-8 p.m. at J. L. Peters Funeral Home, 3880 Fort, Lincoln Park, Michigan (313-928-6500). In state at First United Methodist Church of Lincoln Park Thursday September 11th from 1-2 p.m. with Services at 2 p.m. Thursday at church. Burial at Forest Hill Cemetery in Moore Hill, Indiana. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln Park, 1734 Fort Park, Lincoln Park, MI. Sign the register book at

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hands, Patricia A.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hands, Patricia A., 77, Lansing Public Schools teacher's assistant, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harold Gene Tuckey

                                                                                                                                                                                        Harold Gene Tuckey, age 78, of Tecumseh died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at his son’s home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. David McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh. You may send condolences to the family at . 

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Harold L. Karner Sept. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                          Harold L. Karner, 83, of Dundee died Monday morning at Saline Hospital. Services are pending for Thursday at Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Heeg, Carter Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                            Heeg, Carter Austin, infant son of Jasen and Alex Heeg, died Monday. Memorial services 4 p.m. Friday at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Helen F. Sontag 1936-2008 Helen F. Sontag, 72, Sebewaing, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw following a six month illness. She was born August 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, the 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. She is survived by one son, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, Sebewaing; one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne, North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly, Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi, Sebewaing and Jennifer Mihacsi, Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half-brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber, Kawkawlin and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing. Rev. Charles Kuhl officiated, with burial taking place in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery, Gagetown. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Helms, Julia D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Helms, Julia D., 87, of Stanton, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Howard, Jean R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Howard, Jean R., 75, clamp truck operator, died Monday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISHII JANE SETSUKO (ITAMI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    67, of Troy, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2008. Beloved daughter of Shig and the late Haru Itami. Devoted wife of Jan for 43 years. Loving mother of Marc and Nicole (Scott Pumer). Proudest grandmother of Emily and Allison. Dearest sister of Carol Itami (Richard Locke, Jr) and Roy (Cynthia) Itami. Cherished friend of many. Jane was loved and treasured by all who met her. She will be missed dearly but will live on in our hearts. The family will hold a small, private Memorial Service for…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Immanuel, for remembering me on my 90th birthday with cards, flowers and well wishes. Thank you for the dinner and party given by my children, Donna, Cindy and Butch, also my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To my cousins, for the dinner and party hosted by the Weber family at the Burne Fellowship hall. God Bless you all. Vi Dembowske 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Irene K. Janoska

                                                                                                                                                                                                        IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Irene K. Janoska, 91, of N-11537 Vanderhagen Road, Ironwood Township, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Hurley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Isabella "Ella" Brown Lapeer Isabella "Ella" Brown, 74, of Lapeer for 4 years (formerly of Florida, River Rouge and Scotland) passed away 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 planning a

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jack E. Thompson North Branch Jack E. Thompson, 86, a lifelong resident of North Branch, passed away Monday (September 8, 2008) at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1922, in North Branch, the son of William and Marguerite (Gardner) Thompson. He married Ethel Abbey on April 22, 1944 in North Branch. Jack retired from General Motors after 33 years of service and he also enjoyed farming. He was a member for 44 years and a deacon for 25 years at the First Baptist Church of North Branch. Jack enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and cookouts with the family and grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, Bradley (JoAnn) and Marvin, both of North Branch; grandchildren, Shelia (Doug) Smith of North Branch, Darek (Kathi) Thompson of Lapeer, Cherri (Mark) Cooper of North Branch; great-grandchildren, Cameron Smith, Kennedy Thompson, Drew Thompson, Ta Panga Thompson, Liberty Thompson (Cooper); sister, Alice Fike of North Branch; brother, Ward Thompson of Harris

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joe Lee Morgan

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John "Jack" Muter 1931-2008 John "Jack" Muter, 77, 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 married Beverly "Mitzie" Bouvrette on May 30, 1953 in St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. He was a graduate of Port Hope High School and attended Lawrence Tech in Detroit. He worked as a Master Electrician for Bouvrette Electric Inc. in St. Clair Shores for 27 years then retired to his farm in Huron Township in 1981. He enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, fishing and hunting. He was a member of I.B.E.W Local #58 in Detroit, a board member of Thumb Area Transit for many years, a member of the Electrical Workers Retiree Association and was an honorary member and past president of the Port Hope Sportsmen Club. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly "Mitzie" Muter, Port Hope; two sons, John "Jack" (Shawn) Muter Jr., Riley Township and Jamie (Renee) Muter, Troy; one daughter, Jill (Michael) Gold, Huntington Woods; nine grandchildren, Joe, Mary, David, Dan, Josh, Elizabeth and Benjamin Muter, Troy and Duncan and Colin Muter, Riley Township; two brothers, Ervin (Shirley) Muter, Bad Axe and Fred (Joann) Muter, Port Hope; two sisters, Inez (Jim) Frye, Kewadin and Tracey (Ken) Friedland, Macomb and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Joe and Eleanor Bouvrette Sr. and two nephews, Richard Muter and Joe T. Bouvrette. Services were held on Monday, September 8, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rapson. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John W. Milam Sept. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John W. Milam, 78, of Ida died Sunday at St. Anne Mercy Hospital, Toledo. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John W. Milam Sr. Aug. 11, 1930-Sept. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John W. Milam Sr., 78 years, of Ida, MI died Sunday, September 7, 2008, in St. Anne's Mercy Hospital in Toledo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Juliann E. Beaudrie June 27, 1944-Sept. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Juliann Elizabeth Beaudrie, age 64, of South Rockwood passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center in Frenchtown Twp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Julie Ann Boudrie Sept. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Julie Ann Boudrie, 64, of Monroe died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Home.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KEILLOR, GORDON L . of Waterford; September 6, 2008; age 79. Loving husband of Sue Burns Keillor for 55 years; beloved father of Debra Sue (Stan) Hueni of Indiana and Mark (Melinda) Keillor Ypsilanti; dear brother of Lois Weston and Arlene Reissig; beloved grandfather of Megan Hueni, Stephanie (Drew) Flamm, Josh (Ashton) Hueni and Madison and Margaret Keillor. Mr. Keillor was retired from Stewart and Glen Furniture Store and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a founding member of Community…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 1-8 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KOSAR PETER SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home (Taylor Chapel) with funeral service the same day at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Kosar was a proud veteran of World War II, received the Purple Heart and served in three invasions in France, Italy and N. Africa. Please visit our Online Guest Book at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday 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). Memorial contributions may be directed to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00-8:00 p.m. Scripture Service 7:00 p.m. Friday at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. till time of Mass 10:00 a.m. St. Malachy Church, 14085 E. 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Katherine L. Leister

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Katherine L. Leister, age 87, of Centreville and formerly of Constantine, passed away Sept. 5,2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born in Constantine on Nov. 7,1920, the daughter of the late Roy and Florence (Raifsnider) Preston. Katherine graduated from Jackson High School in 1939. On July 18,1944 she married Charles L. Leister. He preceded her in death June 12, 1980. Katherine was employed in food service at Constantine High School for 10 years retiring in 1990. She also worked at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kathy L. Milliman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kathy Lynn Milliman, 43, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sept. 5, 2008, at Sturgis Hospital following a brave, hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 11, 1965 in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter to Keith & Joan (Rippey) Milliman. Kathy had resided her whole life in Sturgis. For 11 years she had been employed by SME Plastics in Centreville and her last employment was with Morgan Olson in Sturgis. Kathy enjoyed crossword puzzles, attending concerts, watching television and spending long hours on…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kenneth ‘Ken’ Alber

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenneth G. “Ken” Alber of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was born Jan. 11, 1943 in Washtenaw County the son of Gerald and Thelma Alber. He is survived by his wife, of 20 years, Evelyn Alber; seven children, Dawn, Lisa, Michael, Bridgett, Chris, Charles and Lynn; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his father, Gerald Alber; and one sister, Sharon Petty. He was preceded in death by his mother; one daughter, Tamera; and one grandson, Baley. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kerr Stewart East Lansing Kerr Stewart, 85, of East Lansing, passed away Saturday (September 6, 2008). He was born December 17, 1922, in Hadley, the son of Hugh and Ella (Kerr) Stewart. Kerr graduated from Lapeer High School in 1941, followed by several years working the family dairy farm in Hadley. He then attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1964. Serving as a public servant for the Parks Division-DNR, State of Michigan for 24 years, Kerr retired in 1988 and enjoyed his retirement by working on the his farm, attending various "Spartan" athletic events and traveling. Kerr was a member of the Mason Metamora Hadley Lodge 210 for 60 years, as well as being an active philanthropist in various charities. He was a loving husband to Dorothy for 60 years, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Elaine (Richard) Noake, Charlotte (Michael) Dugas, Stephen (Trudy) Stewart, Tom (Missy) Stewart; grandchildren, Steph

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N. of 12 Mile), Warren, with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. In state, Friday 9 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, Warren, until Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LATULIPPE GEORGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Formerly of Lake Orion, was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on September 9, 2008. Memorial visitation will be Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Lake Orion Chapel of the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, A prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. A Mass of Celebration will be Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (715 N. Lapeer Rd.). A memorial reflection can be sent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LONG JIM (JAMES R )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 73. Died September 8, 2008. Born in Wheeling, West Virgina, October 1934 to James and Edna Long. Jim was the much loved husband and best friend of Sharon (nee Mason) for 48 years. Loving father of James W. (Stacy Alvarado), Kathleen (James White), Ronald (Joy Harris), and David (Roberta). Grandfather of 22 and great-grandfather of one. Brother of Patricia (Richard) Bachman and Barry (Ti) Long, cousin, brother-in-law and uncle. Jim was a friend to all and 'good buddy' to "Wally the…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 40, September 8, 2008. Beloved husband of Judy. Dear son of James (Estelle) and the late Vida. Memorial visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. Memorial Service Saturday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Larry E. Witte Sept. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Witte, Larry E., age 66, of Monroe died September 5, 2008. Beloved husband of Diana. Loving father of Veronica (Mark) Slawski, and step-father of August (Christine) Varady, Debra (Michael) Cano and Cynthia Knoch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Laverne J. Nowiski 1937-2008 Laverne J. Nowiski, 71, Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in the Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born in Harbor Beach on May 15, 1937, the son of the late Adam and Mary (Smielewski) Nowiski. He was united in marriage to Linda Howard in Harbor Beach on April 26, 1958. Laverne was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a former employee of General Motors in Flint and was the owner of the Nowiski Excavating in Harbor Beach for several years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach and enjoyed working in the excavating business. He is survived by his wife, Linda Nowiski, Harbor Beach; children, Jeanette Lynn Buetow, Clio, Michael Nowiski, Millington, Tony (Deb) Nowiski, Clio and Joseph Nowiski, Clio; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ore, Russell and James Nowiski. Cremation has taken place in Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LeTOURNEAU ORVILLE JAMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 81, of Hartland, MI, Passed away September 6, 2008. A Marine in WWII stationed in Japan. A retired U.S. Post Office Lettercarrier and lifemember of N.A.L.C. Beloved husband of the late Rebecca. Survived by Gladys, Millard (Kay), Jean, Albert (Joan), Theresa (George), Gloria (Melbourne), Sherita (Jim) and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Maurice and sister Dorothy. Memorial Service Saturday September 13, 2008 at St. Alexander Church, Farmington Hills.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leoncio Aseng, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leoncio “Leo” Aseng, age 80, of Zeeland, died Monday,      September 8, 2008.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and retired from General Motors.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Reyna Casana; children, David and Ana Aseng of New York, Dianne Aseng of Maryland, Marianne and Jeff Bruizeman of Zeeland; five grandchildren; brother, Ignacio and Antonia Aseng of New York; sisters,      Josefa and Santiago Wong of New York, Evangelina Farias of Lima, Peru.  Funeral…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Leroy F. Combs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leroy F. Combs, 89, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 5, 2008 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, where services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in  Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, Ind. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leslie Beach, 82

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leslie Beach, age 82, of Holland, died Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Leslie was born in Crystal Valley, MI, graduated from Houghton College in New York with a B.A., from Wayne State with a masters in psychology, and from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in psychology. Leslie taught psychology at General Motors Institute, Whitworth College in Spokane, WA, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Hope College. He was a member of Hope Church and  former member of the First…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lewis L. Tenney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lewis L. Tenney, age 70, of Sherwood, Mich., passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at his home after a brief illness.  Lewis was born Sept. 27, 1937, a son of the late Clyde G. and Blanche I. (Bilsborrow) Tenney.  On Feb. 8, l958, he married Loretta Ann Truckey in Angola, Ind., and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2008.  Lewis had lived all his life in the Sherwood area, graduating from Athens High School with the class of 1955.  He had also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He had worked for Grand…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lisa Marie Duford May 17, 1966-Sept. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lisa Marie Duford, 42 yrs., of Monroe died Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lola Wiersma, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lola Bell Wiersma, age 93, of Holland, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008. Lola was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church for many years where she served on the Ladies Aid Society. She was employed as a nurse at Zeeland Community Hospital for 20 years.  Lola was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, in 1998; and a son-in-law, Charles Harris, in 2008.  She is survived by her children, John and Helen Wiersma of Beaverdam, Ruth and Alfred Flikkema of Tucson, AZ, Mary Harris of Holland, and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Louise V. Gerrard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Louise V. Gerrard, 94, of Osseo, formerly of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in her home. She enjoyed reading and gardening. She was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Westmoreland County, Pa., to Victor and Mary Perrine. She was married to William S. Baines, March 10, 1932, and he preceded her in death in 1970. She then married Raymond Gerrard on Oct. 25, 1984, and he preceded her in death in 2000. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and brother. She is survived by her son, Richard…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lucano Ruben Florez, Sr. Lapeer Lucano Ruben Florez, Sr., 62, of Lapeer (formerly of Warren or Imlay City) passed away 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 Lucano 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 of Lapeer. Rub

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lucille (Shearer) Willnow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lucille Willnow, 98, of Hudson passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. She was born Dec. 23, 1909, in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Funeral services for Lucille will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Ray Wightman officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lucille Beelen, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lucille M. Beelen, 84, of Holland, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lucy Winslow Imlay City Lucy Winslow, 82, of Imlay City, passed away September 3, 2008, at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. Lucille Van Doeselaar was born March 21, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wis., the daughter of James and Levina 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 of Imlay City, 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lutz, Jean Marie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lutz, Jean Marie, 77, retired state DNR division employee, died Sunday. Services noon Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, DeWitt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • M. Faye Comparin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IRONWOOD -- M. Faye Comparin, 78, of 125 Poplar St., Ironwood, was born to eternal life Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Ironwood, surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MAIER MARJORIE J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5-7 p.m. at the Arthur J. Van Lerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MARINELLI GELINDO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pky. (16 Mile) Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 2-9 p.m., Rosary Friday 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile and Maple Lane until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the Family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MARKS MARY S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 80, of Novi, passed away suddenly September 8, 2008. Beloved wife of the late James. Devoted mother of Rosemary Reaume, Cynthia (Daniel) Sovran, and the late Kate Quinn. Loving grandmother of Vincent (Katie) Tortonesi, Jessica (Brian) Ramsey, Michael Sovran, Amy Sovran, Gabriel Reaume and Andrew Reaume. Cherished great-grandmother of Taylor Tortonesi, Alyssa Ramsey, and Brooklyn Ramsey. Memorial Mass Friday 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi. Donations suggested to the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MICALE ANTHONY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "TONY" September 9, 2008, suddenly. Beloved husband of Emma for 54 years. Dearest father of Mark Anthony (Mary Ann). Loving grandfather of Grace Anne. Survived by his sisters Flavia "Freda" Bova and Concetta Zavistowski. Predeceased by his sister Carmella and his parents, Concetta and Natale. Tony was an incredibly loving husband and father who spent much time in the past six years dotting over his precious granddaughter Grace. Tony graduated from Wayne State University Law School and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MILLER MATTHEW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 6-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 18430 Utica Rd., Roseville. Burial Cadillac Gardens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MITCHELL ALTON J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 7, 2008, age 64, of Commerce Twp. Died in peace. Survived by wife Mary, children, Jason, Daron, Frank, and Kevin, and eight grandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mabel M. Honkala

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marcus White, 71

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marcus White, 71, of Charlevoix, died Sept. 8, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Margaret Ester Pavelka Dec. 15, 1915-Sept. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Margaret passed away peacefully Thursday, September 4, 2008, in Brownsburg, IN, with her family by her side. She was born December 15, 1915, in New Boston, Michigan, to the late Daniel and Esther Pinter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret Rietberg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Margaret Rietberg, age 97, widow of Albert Rietberg, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Holland Home - Raybrook Manor in Grand Rapids. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition. Zaagman Memorial Chapel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mariann H. Fuller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mariann H. Fuller, Mason, A loving mother and grandmother was born April 13, 1918, in Mason; died September 9, 2008, at the age of 90., Mariann had been a resident of Mason since 1961, was a graduate of Cleary Business College, where she earned an Associate's Degree, and had retired from the Ingham Intermediate School District. She loved golfing and bowling and enjoyed dancing at Bartlett's at Pleasant Lake., Mariann was preceded in death by her husband, Max, in 2002 and son, Roger, in 2003.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mather, Mabel L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mather, Mabel L., 94, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of Lansing, Flint and Warren, died Friday. Memorial services 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at United Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Ind. Arrangements by Nathan-Butler Funeral Home, Worthington, Ind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maxine Waldron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maxine Waldron age 82, of Sturgis, passed away Sept.  6, 2008, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. Maxine was born March 22, 1926, in Sturgis Township, a daughter to the late Hirriam & Lena (Prosser) Carter. On Jan. 16, 1942, she married Edward Waldron in Centreville. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2006. Maxine was a homemaker and also had worked at several area businesses. She loved her family and enjoyed her trips to Florida. She is survived by three sons, Raymond (Kendra)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McClung, Dennis J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              McClung, Dennis J., 59, retired General Motors Corp. employee, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • McKEE GILBERT R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 5-8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr. in Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington, D.C. World War II Memorial, Processing Center, P.O. Box 305, Calverton, NY 11933.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McKEE, GILBERT R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home , 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington, D.C., World War II Memorial, Processing Center, P.O. Box 305, Calverton, NY 11933.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mildred M. Wertz (Hart)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mildred M. Wertz (Hart), 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. She was born in Painesdale, Mich., on Oct. 17, 1914.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Murphy, Hilda L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Murphy, Hilda L., 89, died Aug. 29. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nancee J. Gardner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HURLEY, Wis. -- Nancee J. Gardner, 76, of 206 Second Ave. N., Hurley, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Court Manor Nursing Home in Ashland, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nancy L. Myers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nancy L. Myers of Hillsdale passed away Monday, Sept, 8, 2008, at the Community Hospital in Bryan, Ohio. She was born July 25, 1938 in Jackson County, the daughter of Richard and Alberta (Troutner) Graham. She is survived by four children, Arlene (Gene) La Doux of Shelby, William (Julie) Myers of Bryan, Ohio, James D., Jr. (Debbie) Myers of Osseo, and Cynthia K. (Shawn) Hawkes of Jonesville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on the way; one brother, Fred (Becky) Graham of Reading; and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Naomi Diaz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Diaz, Naomi A. Saginaw, Michigan Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Naomi's full obituary will appear in Wednesday's Edition of The Saginaw News. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nathan I. Harris Sept. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nathan I. Harris, 32, of Carleton died Sunday night. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Neal Andrew Woodruff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Neal Andrew Woodruff was born on May 2, 1923 to Mary Ellen Crowell Woodruff and Edward “Earl” Woodruff, at the Hornish Place, Shock Road in Beaverton. He died Sept. 5, 2008 after an extended illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Norman “Catfish” K. Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Norman “Catfish” K. Davis, 76, of Beaverton passed away Sept. 4, 2008 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a short illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • O'CONNOR CHRISTIAN K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Navy SEAL Memorial Fund. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • OROZCO MARIA ELENA (NEE BACA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 1-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (Taylor Chapel). Onlineguestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Oberst, Theresa H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oberst, Theresa H., 90, retired Michigan School for the Blind supervisor, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Odie Kelch, 67

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Odie Dee Kelch age 67, of Holland, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, September 7, 2008, at his home.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Theresa Young; brothers and sister, Donnie, Ken, William and Gene Kelch, Louise Kelch and Jim Leonard.  Odie was affiliated with M-40 North Church of God in Allegan and was employed by Donnelly for 40 years.  He was a Son of the American Legion and Auxiliary at the Vets.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  He is survived by his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Osterhout, Sandra K.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Osterhout, Sandra K., 59, retired auto industry worker, died Monday. Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Friday at Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Okemos. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PFC Bryan R. Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Visitation will take place 12 noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 at Shaw Funeral Home for Private First Class Bryan R. Thomas.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment with military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • POSLY LILLIAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 94, of East China, formerly of Roseville, died September 4, 2008. Predeceased by beloved husband Leo Posly. She was a retried beautician and bookkeeper. Loving mother of Barbara (Frank) Shonk, Carol (Joseph) Schuld, Leon (Kathy) Posly. Grandmother of eight and great grandmother of 13, great great grandmother of one. Funeral Services Saturday September 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Marine City. Visiting Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home, China Twp. (810-329-4766). In lieu of flowers…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • POSTON JEROME

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "JERRY" Age 56. September 7, 2008. Beloved son of the late Mayo and Jodie. Dearest father of Erica and step-father of Ashley and Angel. Dear grandfather of Illaina and Victor. Loving brother of Dale. Adored uncle of Tracie, Dale and Kellsey. Memorial Service Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Memorial Gathering from 3:00 p.m. until time of Service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PSUJEK JOHN J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday 12:30 - 9 p.m., Vigil Service 7 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Thursday 10 a.m., until time of Mass, 10:30 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Page, Charles Robert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Page, Charles Robert, 64, died Sunday. Graveside services noon today at Eastlawn Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Holt-Delhi Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RANKIN JOHN D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 8, 2008, age 85. Proudly served in the U.S. Army WWII. Beloved husband fo the late Dorothy. Dearest father of Linda (Daniel Graschuck) Rankin and John, Jr. (Gaye). Loving grandfather of Dana. Also several loving nieces and nephews. Private services were held. Arrangements by Chas. Verheyden, Inc. of Grosse Pointe. Memorial donations may be made to Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RASCHKE ARTHUR L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2-5 and 7-9 pm. Wednesday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. Donations in memory of Arthur may be made to Mercy Hospice Care, 281 Enterprise Court, Suite 200, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 or The Sigma Chi Fraternity Renovation Project, 704 E. Main Street, Flushing, MI 48433. The family would sincerely like to thank their wonderful friends and neighbors, Mercy Hospice Care and Pixley Funeral Home. The family could not have made it through this very difficult time without all your…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RASCHKE, ARTHUR L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pixley Funeral Home , 322 W. University Drive in Rochester. Donations in memory of Arthur may be made to Mercy Hospice Care, 281 Enterprise Court, Suite 200, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302 or The Sigma Chi Fraternity - Renovation Project, 704 E. Main Street, Flushing, MI. 48433. The family would sincerely like to thank their wonderful friends and neighbors, Mercy Hospice Care and Pixley Funeral Home. The family could not have made it through this very difficult time…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RENNE, JEAN E.;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RENNE, JEAN E.; of Waterford; died September 8, 2008; at 65 years of age. Beloved mother of Yvonne Mills and Stephen Renne; loving grandmother of Stacie Mills and Taylor Garrison; and great grandmother of Wyatt and Lillie; dearest sister of Judy (Charlie) Freudenberg. Jean retired from the Waterford Twp. Post Office after 30 years of service. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor Martin Woody officiating. Burial will follow at White…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RENO ELIZABETH J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday September 11, 2008 3 p.m. until time of service 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Memorials may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Light a Candle and Share a Memory at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RHODA A. WEBB SANDUSKY Rhoda A. Webb, 78, of Sandusky, formerly of Croswell died Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Deckerville Community Hospital. She was born September 10, 1929 in Marlette, daughter to the late Archie and Blanche (Albertson) Burns. She married Opel Webb May 5, 1951 in Melvin, he has preceded her in death August 20, 1980. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Croswell. She is survived by daughter Opal and Vito Ferranti of Sandusky, sons, Dennis and Sherryl Webb and David Webb of Lexington; step son Rex and Nancy Webb of Brown City; step daughter Yvonne and Noel Goggins of Americus, GA; sister Donna and Ted Patrick of Marlette; grandchildren Lorraine, Ashley and Vito Ferranti of Sandusky, David Jr. and Holly Webb of Port Huron, Michelle Webb of Croswell; great grandchildren Angel and Alexis Webb Port Huron; special loving dog Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Dawn, step daughter Beverly, son Duane, sister Thelmaand brothers Gerry, Allen and Larry. Funeral services have been held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Steven Kellett from the C.M.A Bethel Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Melvin. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette, MI. (989)635-3658. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RIDAS ESTHER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with Trisagion 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Memorial contributions may be sent to Henry Ford Hospice or Alzheimer's Association. Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ROBERT FREDERICK CHRISTNER JR. MARLETTE Robert Frederick Christner Jr., age 40, of Marlette, passed away on August 28, 2008 at the United Hospice Residence in Marlette. He was born June 27, 1968 in Muskegon, son of Robert Frederick and Rosemary (Oliver) Christner Sr. He married Magel Vauna Pack on January 10, 1992 in Lapeer and moved to Marlette. Bob grew up in the Oxford and Brown City area. He was a graduate of Oxford High School in 1986. Bob worked as a construction laborer for LaBelle Electric. He was a member of the Laborers Local Union #1076, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324, and he was a member of the Eagles Aerie #3655 in Beaverton, MI. Bob was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. A real family man who loved watching his children play sports, traveling, camping, and his new home in Harrlingen, TX. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved his Harley-Davidson. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Magel Vauna; daughter, Alexandria Marie; sons, Eric Michael of Marlette and Robert Sloan Christner-Christensen of Silver Springs, MD; step-sons, Ryan (Angie) Underwood and Curtis Underwood of Gladwin; parents, Robert and Rosemary Christner of Brown City; sister, Deb (Tony) Richardson and Godson, Christian Richardson of Prescott, Vicky (Dave) Ross of Marlette and Roxanne (Joe) Mansueto of Taylors, SC; brother, Robert Floyd (Jeannie) Christner of Marlette; special aunt, (Second Mom), Sharon Evans of Oxford; step grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas & Kathleen Oliver, Emma Heintz, Emery Seaman, and his cousin Christopher Heintz. A Rosary service was held at the funeral chapel. The funeral mass has been held in the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette, with Fr. Andrzej Boroch officiating. Memorials may be donated to United Hospice Service. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel Inc., Marlette. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUMLEY WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "BILL" Of Southgate, born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1925, died September 6, 2008. Preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis and grandson, Todd Loniecki. Survived by daughter, Liz (Ted) Loniecki and son Jamieson (Betsy) Rumley, grandchildren Brad Loniecki, Elizabeth Rumley and Matthew Rumley. Bill had been a teacher and principal in the Southgate Community Schools. He had been an active member of several Downriver community theatre groups including Wyandotte, Southgate Players…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ralph O'Neil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ralph W. O’Neil Jr., of Cheshire Township, Allegan, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Allegan General Hospital. Visiting is noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel. Interment Lindsley Cemetery, Cheshire Township.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Randy Benson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Randy Benson, 55, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at the MidMichigan Medical Center�“Midland following a sudden illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard E. Brunni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard E. Brunni, 81, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sept. 4, 2008 at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans following a long illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Richards, Lillian A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Richards, Lillian A., 91, died Sunday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert D. 'Robbie' Morse Sept. 26, 1956-Sept. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert Morse, 51, of Ann Arbor passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 4. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI, where services will be held at 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ruth Cooney, 79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ruth F. Cooney, 79, of Zeeland, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Indianapolis.  Arrangements are by Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SANTO JESS P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 5-9 p.m. and Funeral Service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. U of M graduate in electrical engineering, Wayne State University degree in patent law, served in private practice, computer and auto industries until 1980. A member of the Michigan State Bar Association and recognized to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SATTLER ILENE V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2-9 p.m. Thursday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford at Morningside, Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to Capuchin Mission, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207, Mayo Foundation, The Mayo Clinic , Department of Development, 200 First St. S.W. Rochester, MN 55905 or Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SHELTON STEVEN G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 27, of Taylor, MI, died suddenly Friday, September 5, 2008. Steve dropped out of Allen Park High School in 1999. He went on to earn his GED, a bachelor's degree in music, and a master's degree in engineering technology from Wayne State University. Steve is survived by his wife Caitlin, his mother, Lou Ann Shelton of Grosse Ile, his brother Dennis (April) of Brownstown Twp., his grandparents Willis and Louise Shelton of Gibraltar and Ruth Wurth of Trenton, his mother and father-in-law Debbie and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SHEMKE RAYMOND A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          September 9, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Dear father of Rae A. (Odie) Oldaugh, Allan L. (Kathleen), Tony J., Joseph M. (Heather), Maria R. (Donald) Kunze and Daniel R. (Amy). Brother of Sophia Childs, Elizabeth Paradowski and the late: Leonard Shiemke, Joseph Shiemke, Rita Gaca and Aloysius Shiemke. Grandfather of Kurt (Ana) Klein, Bradie, Christopher, Eeda, Hanna, Adam (Christine), Robert, Lola, Carla, Alexander, Jack, Samuel, Bella Rose and the late Lcpl Allan Klein. Great-grandfather of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SIEBERT FRANCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 8, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William H. Dear mother of William D., Judith C. (Neil) Malson and Patricia F. (John) Prowse. Also survived by six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) The family will receive visitors Thursday 2:30 - 9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SKOWRONEK LUCY R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (West of Hoover) Warren. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Germaine Church, 28301 Little Mack at Martin Road. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SLOVE NORMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 10 a.m. until noon. Burial Friday at White Chapel Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SMITH MARTHA F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 83, August 26, 2008. Beloved wife of James A. Dear mother of Stanley, Douglas, Sarah (Donald) Loewen, and Alline (Larry) Smith. Proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial visitation Saturday September 13, 2-7 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd (3 blks E of VanDyke) Utica. Memorial contributions to Silent Unity. Share your memorials at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SOSNOSKI MICHAEL J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 56 of Round Lake Beach, Illinois. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Kowalkowski), step-father of three, brother of five, step-grandfather of 10. Services and interment will be private. STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH is assisting the family. Info (847) 395-4000. In lieu, donations to the American Cancer Society appreciated. 9910&px=8007942.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spaniolo, Louis "Bud"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spaniolo, Louis "Bud", 80, retired grocery store owner, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Carson City. Arrangements by Lux & Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stanley G. Harvey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stanley G. Harvey age 85 of Colon passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at his home. Stanley was born Dec. 13, 1922 in Mottville, a son to the late George R. and Gladys V. (Hackman) Harvey. Stanley had served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Aid during World War II. On Sept. 9, 1950, he married June E. Stewart. She preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 2001. He later married Margaret Heisler on Aug. 7, 2004. Stanley had lived most of his adult life in the Colon and Sherwood area where he had farmed and also had…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Staton, Shirley C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Staton, Shirley C., 75, died Monday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • THANK YOU ST. JUDE for answering my prayers. H.M. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Warren Campus, in Warren, Michigan. She was born in Newport, Tennessee. Mrs. Vancsik retired from J.L. Hudsons and enjoyed reading, writing, collecting books, and taking long walks. She is survived by her husband Frank Jr., Children, Gary (Corinna), Richard (Shirley), and Ronald (Donna); eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Charlotte Roney. Funeral Services will be private.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VIDOR, FRANK GEORGE;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        VIDOR, FRANK GEORGE; formerly of Pontiac, Michigan; 90; passed away on August 14, 2008, at his residence in Mission, Texas. Frank was preceded in death by his wife and mother of their children Amelia, his daughter Karen Hemming and second wife Ruth. He is survived by his current wife Joan of Mission, Texas; and his two sons Michael (Anne) Vidor of Arroyo Grande, CA, and Gary (Lisa) Vidor of Traverse City, Michigan; he is also survived by his grandchildren, Tammy (Mark) Gardner, Terry Chisholm, John (Lisa)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • VONDRACEK JOSEPH C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday 10 a.m until Memorial service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army. Please sign the online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vaughn, James Craig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vaughn, James Craig, 45, of Paso Robles, Calif., formerly of Holt, U.S. Air Force veteran, and drywall finisher, died Aug. 30. Memorial services 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Blue Sky Cremation Services, Paso Robles, Calif.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Violet Marie Stalhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Violet Marie Stalhood, of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at the Tendercare of Albion. She was born Oct. 4, 1939 in Hillsdale, the daughter of Howard and Iva (Burke) Berry. She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Samuel C. Stalhood, Arthur Harold Byers, Jr. and Russell Edwin Barker; two granddaughters, Christina Gordon and Jonnie Barker; and two sisters, Louise Rodesiler and Nancy Berry. She is survived by six children, Mary (John, Jr) Houtz of Hillsdale, Bonnie (Jerry) Houtz…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Virginia F. Austin April 27, 1923-Sept. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Virginia F. Austin, 85, of Harrison passed away September 1, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Virginia M. Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia M. Smith, 79, of Coldwater, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Community Health Center of Branch County. She was born March 1, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to Carl and Velma (Brown) Manthey and graduated from Waite High School in Toledo. For nearly 20 years she had been a bookkeeper for Dana Corporation. She belonged to the SPCA (Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals). Virginia loved ice skating and ice shows, and she also enjoyed reading, traveling and the music of Elvis Presley. On Sept. 16,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WALLEN IRVING A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday 10 a.m. until his funeral service at 3 p.m. at Livonia Chapel of Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. Please send the family a memorial message at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WALLS, BETTY JEAN (Enias)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WALLS, BETTY JEAN (Enias) ; age 69; of Leonard; September 8, 2008. Loving wife of Mike; dear mother of Deborah Harrell, Carole (Donald) Powell, Patricia (Billy) Meachum, Cynthia (Fawaz) Atchoo, Scott (Lisa) Walls, Shane Walls, and the late Kristy Farley; grandmother of Jenna Powell and Lindsay Harrell; also survived by nine grandchildren; sister of Mary Lou Deaton and the late James Enias. Betty loved to garden, cook and care for animals. Funeral Service Friday, September 12, 2008, 11 a.m. at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Walter Gibes, 91

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Walter Gibes, 91, of Boyne Falls, died early Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Whipple, Beulah D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whipple, Beulah D., 83, retired public school secretary, died Monday. Graveside services 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Deepdale Memorial Gardens Chapel. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Willie Berry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Willie Berry, Lansing, Age 53, was born August 17, 1955 in Clarksdale, MS and passed away Friday, September 5, 2008., He moved to Lansing in the early 1970s and graduated from Eastern High School. He graduated from Lansing Community College with an Associate Degree in Carpentry. Willie worked for the Lansing School District for many years and went on to work for the State of Michigan in Carson City, MI as a carpentry instructor until he retired in 2003., Survivors include: his children, Twanna and Tisom…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ZAMBRICKI MARTIN THADDEUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "TED" Was born the youngest of eight children in Detroit, Michigan on April 17, 1929. Ted served in the US Navy on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier during the Korean War. In 1952 Ted married Betty Lou Woodworth and they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary at their home in Warren, Michigan. Ted is survived by his loving wife, Betty and devoted children Michael and Christine Zambricki, Charlotte (Zambricki) and Steven Gray, Celeste (Zambricki) and John Radi and Cynthia…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ZYCHOWICZ CHRISTINA A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Family requests donations to Henry Ford Hospice.

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