Saturday, September 20, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/20/08

12-8 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier
Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, Burial at Fort Custer Cemetery, Augusta, MI.

H. Losinski, age 58, of Coldwater, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the
Community Health Center of Branch County after a 12 1⁄2 year struggle
with cancer. Agnes was born Jan. 21, 1950 in Bronson, daughter of
George and Clementine (Wotta) Losinski. She graduated from Ladywood
High School in Livonia in 1968. After moving to Coldwater, Agnes worked
several years at Lamb Knit in Colon, and after the company closed, she
was hired at McDonald’s in Coldwater, where she worked for over 20
years until her…
Ida Prichard, 92, of  Centreville, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Sept.
17, 2008, at her home. She was born in Lima, Ohio on Nov. 7, 1915, a
daughter of Jacob E. and Ida Belle (Chiles) Fetter. She graduated from
Lafayette High School in 1933. On April 20, 1935, Alice married Fred S.
Prichard in Geyer, Ohio.  He preceded her in death on March 2, 1976.
Alice was a homemaker and worked on the family farm and enjoyed
gardening, canning and caring for her family. Alice was a member of
Fellowship Bible…
Alice Prichard, 92, of Centreville, died Sept. 17, 2008, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville.
W. Parmenter, 86, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 16, 2008, at Miller’s
Merry Manor in LaGrange. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Friday  at the First Church of God in LaGrange where services are at 2
p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International. Arrangements are by
Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.  
(Katerberg) Schierbeek, age 84, of Holland, went home to her Lord
Monday, September 15, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  She was born in the
Netherlands and immigrated to the United States settling in Holland in
1950 with her husband Ralph and two children. She was preceded in death
by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Schierbeek on March 11, 2008; and two
brothers, Geert and Gerrit.  Arene was a member of Bethany Christian
Reformed Church for 53 years.  She is survived by her children, John
Schierbeek of…
Arlene M. Fenton, age 74, of Newport died September 18, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
quot;Jim quot; Fisher, 75 years, of Petersburg, MI died Tuesday
September 16, 2008 in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Grand Rapids,
MI. A roofer for over 50 years, he worked for A. B.
Eugene Holloway March 29, 1928 — Sept. 8, 2008 Arthur Eugene Holloway,
80, of Jerome, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in
his home. Arthur was born on March 29, 1928, in West Palm Beach,
Florida, the son of Arthur Ezekiel and Myrtle Mae (Sikes) Holloway. He
attended Palm Beach High School where he was a Civil Air Patrol Cadet
and played on both the baseball and basketball teams, and received his
BA in Business from the University of Miami, Fla. He served in the
United States…
L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008.,
Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
Lake Angelus, formerly of St. Clair Shores, died September 18, 2008 at
84 years of age. Loving husband of Elva for 61 years; dear father of
Dennis (Lisa) Berger, Bonnie (Dan) O'Keefe and Debra (Tim) Driscoll;
grandfather of nine. Preceded in death by two brothers. Henry was a
veteran of US Navy WWII. He worked for a small tool and die plant for
the automotive industry for over 25 years. He loved golf, working with
cars and his springer spaniels. Funeral service Monday, September 22,
2008 at 12:30…
Barbara E. - Age 56, of Otisville, went to be with her Lord Monday,
September 15, 2008 at Brian's House Hospice. Funeral services will be
held 1 PM Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Otisville Assembly of God
Church, 9444 Dodge Rd., Otisville with Pastor Tom Forgo officiating.
Visitation will be held from 11-2 and 6-9 PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral
Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. Those desiring may
make memorial contributions to the Barbara E. Morales Memorial Fund.
Betty L. Lepior (nee Hunn) of Harrison Township, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in Detroit. She was born in Owosso.
Schulte (nee Miller), 78, of Attica, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at
Lapeer Regional Medical Center. She was born June 21, 1930, in Mount
— Brenda Kohsmann, 51, of Ecorse, passed away, Sept. 7, 2008. Cremation
has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral
Home, Adrian.  
Byrd Bean Jr., 87, of Monroe died at 12:20 this morning at Mercy Memorial Hopital. Services are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.
Bean, Jr., 88, of Monroe, died at 12:18 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial
Hospital. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until services at 6 p.m. Sunday
at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rev. Lawrence Detruf will officiate.
85, born Yosef Chamarski on December 12, 1922, in Eishishok, Poland,
died on September 12, 2008. Mr. Cameron, a survivor of the Holocaust,
immigrated to the United States after living several years in Israel.
He lived most of his life in the Detroit area where he worked as a
tradesman and was a member of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers (IBEW). He was an active outdoorsman and enjoyed
skiing, skating and sailing. Mr. Cameron is survived by his son, Andrew
L. Cameron, of Apopka,…
97 of Lake City and Romulus, Michigan. Passed September 17, 2008. Dear
mother of Rose Mary (Fred Jr.) Comai, Jean L. Gross and Katherine R.
(David) Dick. Grandmother of 12. Great grandmother of 24 and
great-great grandmother of seven. Sister of Aldie Balser. She was
preceded in passing by her parents, John and Mabel (Burns) Getzen,
husband John B. Crebassa, daughter Anna Mae Stahl, sisters Rita Hollens
and Edye Thompson, brothers Mervin, John, Lloyd, James and Matthew
Getzen. Friends may call at Crane…
3-9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Allen Park Chapel -
Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park (at
Goddard). Family Eulogy Saturday 7 p.m. and Rosary 7:30 p.m. Funeral
Monday 9:15 a.m. from Martenson Funeral Home to Our Lady of Angels
Catholic Church for Mass 10 a.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park.
Mich. -- Carl A. Salmi, 81, a former resident of Calumet, passed away
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the Marquette County Medical Care

“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
Catherine O. Weber, 95, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 16, 2008 at MidMichigan Gladwin Pines following a long illness.
Joseph “Charlie” Crane of West Branch, formerly of Davison, 71, passed
away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at Genesys Health Park, Grand Blanc.
MERCER, Wis. -- Christi Lynn Brelig, 58, of Mercer, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at home.
Cynthia S. Auburn, Michigan Mrs. Gregory, age 53 years, passed away
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Manistee, Michigan following a
courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services are planned for Monday
at Sacred Heart Church. Friends may call at Rivertown Funeral Chapel on
Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. A complete obituary will be in Saturday's
edition. Rivertown Funeral Chapel Kawkawlin, Michigan
L. Belote, age 52, of Bronson, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at
the Community Health Center of Branch County following a long illness.
He was born April 14, 1956, in Coldwater, a son of Kenneth M. and
Carolyn M. (Klemmer) Belote, and graduated from Bronson High School in
1974. He then earned his associate’s degree at Ferris State University
in 1976 and in 1977 moved to Houston, Texas, for a year, working in
construction. Dan lived and worked in Colorado for Wick Homes from 1980
to 1989.  …
M. Demers, 45, of Hillsdale, passed away   Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at
his home. He was born May 20, 1963 in Gary, Ind. to Michael and Barbara
(Maluvac) Demers, they survive in Osseo.  Dan was a graduate of Pioneer
High School and attended St. Anthony Catholic Church. He has resided in
the Hillsdale area the past 12 years and prior to that in Kunkle, Ohio.
Surviving besides his parents Michael and Barbara, is a sister,
Lorraine Landers of Osseo and also several extended family members and
— Daniel Shultis, 50, of Lansing, formerly of Onsted, passed away,
Sept. 17, 2008, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. He was born on Feb. 22,
1958, in Tecumseh. He was a graduate of Onsted High School. Daniel
served in the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors after 30 years
of service. He was a member of the House of Prayer and an avid dog
lover. He is survived by his wife Iwona Shultis, his son, Jonathan
Shultis, his parents, Donald (Liz) Shultis, his siblings, Donald
(Diane) Shultis, Gerald…
L. (nee Keller) Defer, 42, of Roseville, died Friday Sept. 19, 2008, in
St. John Macomb Hospital, Warren. She was born July 19, 1966, in Mount
Dexter Ross Whitmore Jr. went into the great beyond on Sept. 15, 2008, at home surrounded by his family.
Donald Allen Cleary, 70, of Perry, formerly of Fowlerville, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.
F. Armbruster, 83, of Allen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at
home. He was born on Oct. 17, 1924, in Tuscola County to Herbert and
Beatrice (Finkbeiner) Armbruster. Donald was a farmer, former
Jonesville police officer and retired Allen Township sexton. He enjoyed
bowling and fishing and loved to play cards. On Dec. 31, 1944, he
married Hannah Fuerst and she survives. Also surviving are his
daughter, Brenda (Duane) Kratzer of Allen; son, Fred (Connie)
Armbruster of Jonesville; sister, Ila…
Rogers, age 61, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008.  He was
preceded in death by his daughter, Dodie Renee Rogers; and his brother,
Paul Rogers.  Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Viola Rogers
(VanderLaan); his children, Russell Eugene (Katie) Rogers, Randie Vi
Rogers; his grandchildren, Ellie, Max and Summer; his mother-in-law,
Dorothy VanderLaan; his brothers, David (Carol) Rogers, Jerome (Diane)
Rogers, and Paul’s wife, Carolyn.  Visitation was held from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m.…
Dixon, 81, passed away September 3, 2008. She was a member of Grace
Bible Church. She founded the Hi Neighbor Service as well as the New
Comers Club in Brandon, Fla. She assisted her husband who was director
of Child Evangelism Fellowship and the Inner City Outreach Inc. for 23
years. She is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Michael and Bill
Hilbrands and Jill Leavens; stepchildren, John Dixon III, Carol Smith,
Kay Scaglione and Karen Ely; sister, Hazel Visser; 16 grandchildren;
and five…
— Dora Villanueva, age 77, of Detroit, passed away, Sept. 18, 2008, at
the home of her son. Dora was born January 19, 1931, in Edinburg, Texas
the daughter of Isadoro and Angelina (Loredo) Cruz. She was a loving
mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted wife of Lazaro, who
preceded her in death. Dora is survived by her children, Nora (Ray)
Stevens, Robert (Mary) Villanueva, Lazaro Villanueva, Jr. and Lori Lee
Olson; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and a sister Lupe
Farias of…
Doris G. Bay City, Michigan Doris passed away Sunday, September 14,
2008 at Bay Shores Nursing Home, age 89 years. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in a
later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Gephart
Funeral Home
K. Kowalski April 6, 1995 — Sept. 11, 2008 Dystin K. Kowalski, 13, of
Coldwater, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, after a courageous battle
with cancer for 2 years. Dystin was born April 6, 1995, in Coldwater,
to Kirt and Penny (Horn) Kowalski. He was a student at Legg Middle
School; his favorite subjects where History, Math, and Science. He
played Coldwater Rocket Football and was a big U of M fan. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing, and riding his Make-A-Wish Rhino. He is survived by
his parents, Kirt…
DAVIES MARLETTE Everett Davies, age 74, a lifelong resident of
Marlette, passed away Monday (September 1, 2008) from melanoma at the
Hospice Residence in Marlette. He was born March 20. 1934, in Marlette,
the son of the late Walter and Laura (Macklen) Davies. He married
Shirley Sirdan on June 3, 1961 in Kingston. Everett graduated from
Marlette High School in 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Army
from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Davies worked for 30 years at Buick City in
Flint and 19 years at Ken Miller Farm s in Marlette. Everett was a
long-time member of the Hope Lutheran Church and also a member of the
U.A.W. Local 599. He was a jack of all trades, a great husband, father
and grandfather. He loved to go to toy tractor shows and also collect
toy tractors, toy classic pickups and cars. He is survived by his wife,
Shirley of Marlette; son, David (Shellie) Davies of Brown City;
daughter, Linda (Skeeter) Ford of Clifford; grandchildren, Michael and
Tyler Davies of BrownCity, Kelsey Ford of Daytona Beach, Fla., Taylor
Ford of Clifford; brother, Emerson (Pat) Davies of Chester, S.C.;
sister-in-law, Thelma Whitford of Tawas. He was preceded in death by
his parents; brother, Mervin Davies; sister, Olive Phillips; two
nephews and a niece. Memorials may be donated to the Hope Lutheran
Church or United Hospice Service. Cremation has taken place at the
Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held at
11 a.m., Saturday (September 6, 2008) at the Hope Lutheran Church in
Juhl. Pastor Bart Muller will officiate. Burial of cremains will follow
the service at Juhl Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Marsh Funeral
Chapel, Marlette.  
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Boeve, age 96,of Holland, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008, in the
Inn at Freedom Village.  His wife, Elizabeth Boeve, preceded him in
death in 1986.  He was a member of Christ Memorial Church.  He was
involved with Kiwanis Club since 1964, serving as past president and
lieutenant governor.  He spent 25 years with Gideons and was involved
with the boards of Home Missions and Classical Home Missions of the
Christian Reformed Church in Portland, Oregon, for 15 years.  A
resident of Portland, Ed…

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Edward R. "Echo" Kusz, 95, of 721 Leonard St., Ironwood, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, in Hurley.
J. Vogler, 63, of Coldwater, died peacefully, after a long battle with
cancer on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at her home in Coldwater, with her
family at her side. Elizabeth was born June 6, 1945, in East Jordan,
Mich., to William and Ruth (Darbee) Bell. Ms. Vogler spent many years
in East Jordan, coming to Coldwater in 1987. She received her RN
certification from Hurley Hospital in Flint and eventually went on to
earn her MSW from Western Michigan University in 1987. Elizabeth had a
W. Johnson, age 77, of Fennville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at
Golden Orchards Assisted Living in Fennville. Born April 28, 1931, she
was the daughter of Charles and Mildred Williams. Ellen was a member of
All Saints Episcopal Church, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, long
time benefactor of the Red Barn Theatre, supporter of the Saugatuck
Center of the Arts, member of the Pier Cove Ravine Trust Association, a
benefactor to the South Western Michigan Underwater Preserve Society
BEACH - Enidglee “Glee” (Wheeler) McAdam, age 86 of Onaway, passed away
on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Golden Beach Manor, Huron Beach.
Eric C. Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Age
72 years. Complete Obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of
the Saginaw News. The Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, September 19, 2008, at the United Pentecostal Church, 6740
Dixie Hwy. Rev. Kevin Leaman will officiate. Friends may call at the W.
L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel 5700 Dixie Hwy. from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and
5:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday and then at the Church from 10:00 a.m. Friday
until the…
— Eric Dennis Smith, age 23, of Jasper, was taken suddenly on Sept. 16,
2008, while doing what he loved best, fishing. He was born Oct. 11,
1984, in Sylvania, Ohio, to Dennis Keith and Becky Marie (Baldwin)
Smith. Eric had been employed by Silbond Corporation for the last five
years. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid outdoorsmen, including
fishing, hunting and camping. Eric loved to cook meals for his family
and friends. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. In
addition to his…
Eugene F. McNett, 84, of Temperance, MI, died Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Harborside of Point Place.
Evelyn May Patterson, 81, of Gladwin, passed away Sept. 7 at her home.
4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions to American Heart/Stroke Association appreciated.
wife of the late Jacob Fruman. Dear mother of Denise (Dennis) Goodman,
Melissa (William) Colburn, and adopted son Paul Joseph Newman and also
mother of the late Lawrence Fruman. Dearest sister of Florence Doan and
Betty (Alex) Dissen. Loving grandmother of Brian Rubin, Craig Rubin,
E. Bengelsdorf, 75 of Dundee, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at
Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe after a 15-month bout with breast
cancer. Born Oct. 9, 1932, in Sturgis, Mich., she was a daughter of
John and Nina (Buchholz) Falkenstein.  She was married to Robert C.
Bengelsdorf on March 14, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis by
Rev. Herbert Heidenreich. Fern was a homemaker; a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church, Monroe, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 30
years; a former…
— Flora A. “Flo” DeVolder, 87, of Camden Township, passed away
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility,
Coldwater.  She was born March 4, 1921 in Branch County to Ira and Lulu
(Nettleman) Carr.  She attended the Fremont and Camden schools,
graduating in 1938.  Mrs. DeVolder worked in the Regal Machine Shop
during WWII and was also employed at the dime store in Coldwater. 
Later she became a bus driver for the Camden-Frontier Schools and a
receptionist at the…
Ekdahl McCarn, age 88, of Douglas, died on Monday, September 15, 2008,
in Hospice House of Holland. Florence was born in Douglas, on October
2, 1919 to Gottfried and Anna Ekdahl She was preceded in death by her
husband, Max McCarn in 1988; her infant twin sons; four sisters; and
one brother. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Nolan) Hall of
Mason and Mary Browning of Saugatuck; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews…
John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1,
2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5,
2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with
burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete
obituary will be in Wednesday’s Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing
www.RamseyFH.Com .
Fred Allen (Sonny), 33, formerly of Belleville and Monroe MI, passed
away unexpectedly on September 7, 2008 at his residence in Wesley
Chapel, Florida.
3-9 p.m. Sunday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Rosary 7 p.m.
year resident of Milford, died on September 18, 2008. She was 77 years
old. Born on August 4, 1931 in the Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in
Gulliver, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Frances Seaman
Blanchard. She is survived by Larry Green, her beloved husband of over
fifty-seven years; daughters, Donna (Karl) Krueger of Macomb Township,
Nancy (Don) Chamblee of Virginia; grandchildren, Richard Krueger,
Cheleney Eklund, John Eklund, Sam Brown, Sarah Chamblee, Michael
Chamblee, and Hannah Anna…
— Gage Asher Beubien, infant son of Grace Beaubien returned to the Lord
five hours after his birth, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at the University
of Michigan Medical Center. In addition to his mother, he is survived
by his grandparents, Mike and Marshonnie Brinkman of Hudson and Joseph
Beaubien, Sr. of Adrian; great-grandparents, Jim and Linda Tate of
Adrian, Robert and Nancy Beaubien of Adrian, Paul and Lorraine Macomber
of Allouez and Milt and Gale Brinkman of Escanaba; and an uncle, Joey
2-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. In
state Monday 10:30 a.m. until the time of service 11:30 a.m. at the
funeral home. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory of
Viorel at
Barker, 86, of Newport died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at 1:26 p.m.
at her home. Cremation has taken place according to her wishes. Her
family will receive visitors on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
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

Induk Douglas - Age 62, of Flint, died Saturday, September 13, 2008 at
his home. Friends may visit the family from 11 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Brown Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday's paper.
Irma A. Bay City, Michigan Irma A. Rooker, age 99 years, passed away
Sunday morning, September 14, 2008 at her home. Funeral and committal
services are tentatively planned for Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at
the Squires Funeral Home. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2:00 - 8:00
pm. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition. Squires
Funeral Home
Mich. -- James Albert "Jimmer" Joki, 62, a longtime resident of Ramsay,
passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2008, at
St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
— Janet S. Sales, 45, passed away, Sept. 16, 2008. Funeral Service, 1
p.m. Monday, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral home, Adrian.  Visitation, 11
a.m. until the time of service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home.  
PINE, Mich. -- Jeffrey S. Sawaski, 46, of White Pine, passed away
unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2008, at Marquette General
Hospital in Marquette.
Jerry L. Lawrence, 72, of Petoskey, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Sept. 15, 2008, at his home in Petoskey.
Joan C. Knight, 71, of Beaverton passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Midland.
Rise, John C., 68, of Augusta Twp., Michigan died Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Bortz Health Care in Ypsilanti.
John Kewaygoshkum, 64, of Pellston, died early Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2008, at the Hospice House of Cheboygan.
D. Rolen, 65, of Whitmore Lake, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday,
Sept. 16, 2008, after a high spirited and courageous battle with brain
cancer. Johnny was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Williamson, WV, son of Clarence
and Rena Rolen. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in
the U.S. Marine Corps as a decorated officer with honors. He is
survived by his wife, Nancy Rolen, of Whitmore Lake, Michigan; brother,
Gregory Rolen of Cape Coral, Florida; sister, Cindy Rolen of Britton,
June Nellie - Age 86, of Byron, formerly of Davison and Flint, died
Monday, September 15, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services
will be held 11 AM Friday, September 19, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes,
Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton with Pastor Josh Gates
officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will
be held at the funeral home from 1-4 and 6-9 PM Thursday. Those
desiring may make contributions to Alzheimer's Association. Online
condolences and…
CHARLES G.; of Clarkston; September 17, 2008; age 58. Loving friend of
Debbie Shotwell; beloved brother of James (Peggy) Keegan, Judy (Walt)
Cline, Denny (Sherry) Keegan and Reeny (Bob) Kahler. Preceded in death
by his parents Edwin and Catherine Keegan. Chuck retired from Clarkston
Jr. High School after 32 years of teaching and coaching track. Memorial
Service 1 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2008 at the Lewis E. Wint &
Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 11 a.m.
until time…
be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The
family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at
JOAN; 73; of Presque Isle; died Thursday, September 18, 2008. Joan was
born March 6, 1935 in Ann Arbor to the late Raymond and Jane (Stinson)
Bowhall, and was raised and attended school in Pontiac, MI. She married
Wallace Knowles on October 8, 1955, and they resided in Pontiac until
1977 at which time their family moved near Ortonville where they
remained until 1996 when they, after retiring some years earlier, moved
to Presque Isle. Joan was a member of the Oakland Avenue Evangelical
are Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of
service. Memorial considerations to the Michigan Humane Society or St.
Marks Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
J. “Kay” Jagielski, 71, of 502 Maple Ridge, LaGrange, Ind., died
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 15, 1937,
in Chicago, a daughter of Walter and Mildred (Gora) Paruszkiewicz. On
Jan. 17, 1969, she married Harry J. Jagielski, and he preceded her in
death on Sept. 1, 1998. She recently retired from the Indiana Toll Road
where she worked as a toll road attendant at the Howe-LaGrange Exit.
She was also recently working as a private senior care provider.
L. Clark, age 61, of New Boston, formerly of Flat Rock, died September
17, 2008 in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Lentz Oct. 19, 1940 — Aug. 15, 2008 Larry Lentz, 67, of Florida,
formerly of Hillsdale, died Aug. 15, 2008 of a heart attack. He was
born Oct. 19, 1940, to Garnett and Agnes Lentz who preceded him. Larry
graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1958 and from the University of
Michigan. He was in the Army in Germany and then lived in Maine before
moving to Florida where he owned his own lawn service. Surviving are
his wife, Julia of Florida; sisters, Carolyn (Frank) Tarzia and their
daughter Lisa of…
“Pete” C. Berna, age 70, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Sept.
19, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Orem, Utah, a son
to the late Harvey and Pearl Berna and moved to Sturgis in 1977 from
Oregon. On Aug. 22, 1978, he married JoAnn Collins Gillette in Niles.
Pete owned and operated  LJB Manor Adult Foster Care from 1981-1984 and
was the district manager of delivery for the Detroit News and Free
Press for 13 years, retiring in 1997. Surviving are his wife, JoAnn; a

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,…
2 to 8 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home , 33603 Grand River Ave. (1 blk
West of Farmington Rd.), downtown Farmington. Memorials contributions
to an Education fund for his boys.
L. Cline, age 99, of Cridersville and formerly of Custar, Ohio, died at
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in Otterbein-Cridersville
Retirement Community.
Mich. -- Margaret "Margie" Julien, 77, a longtime resident of
Wakefield, formerly of Ramsay, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 12,
2008, in Ironwood.
Marilyn S. Roberts, age 77 of Newport, died September 16, 2008 at Windhaven Elder Care Center in Temperance.
L. Herzog, age 91, of Rockwood, MI passed away peacefully in her home
Thursday, September 18, 2008, surrounded by her loving family.
Adeline (O'Neil) Peters, 84, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Bay
Special Care Hospital, Bay City. She was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Detroit.
Catherine Brown, age 84, of Glenn, MI, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008,
at Holland  Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1923 in Ripley, Tenn., she was the
daughter of Bud and Pearl Waldo. She was a homemaker, and lived in the
Glenn area since 1951. Surviving are her children, Sandra and Richard
Gilman of Fennville, Armelia Brown of Glenn, Dan Sanders of Fennville,
and Roger and Marietta Brown of Elkhart, IN; 13 grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren;  eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law,
Joe and…
Mary Catherine Kolinske, 94, of Petoskey, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.
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…
Yvonne (Ludlow) Schlagheck, 74 years, of Temperance, MI died
unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in the
Toledo Hospital. The daughter of Earl R. and Dolores V.
M. Schilling, 75, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at
Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Sept. 10, 1933 in
Reading to Lesley and Alice (Babcock) Laser.  She was married Jan. 15,
1956 to Jay D. Schilling and he preceded her in death in 1983. Mavis
loved gardening, crocheting, embroidery and hummingbirds. Survivors
include a daughter Loanna (Kevin) Glad of Temperance; two sons, Edwin
(Catherine) Schilling of Hillsdale and Jim (Vivian) Schilling of Allen;
a sister,…
McKinley Bryant Jr., 82, of Toledo passed away suddenly September 17 at 11:27 am in Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon.
J. Bryant Jr., 82, of Toledo died at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday in Bay Park
Community Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. Arrangements by Bennett-Prochnow
Funeral Home.
Mich. -- Mildred J. "Milly" Samarziya, 84, of Bessemer, passed away
early Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2008, in Wakefield.
CITY, Mich. - Mose L. “Vern” Clarmont, 84, of Cheboygan, passed away
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at Tendercare of Rogers City, Mich.
3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby), 54880 Van Dyke
Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Inurnment Glen Eden East. Share memories with the
family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

Klungle, age 83 of Holland, cherished father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather, died September 15, 2008, with his loved ones at his
side.  His family wishes to thank Dr. Dan McNeil, and his wife Beth
McNeil FNP for their excellent compassionate care over the past years
and to the Hospice Care Team for the outstanding services they
provided.  Nelson was born May 13, 1925 in Holland to Charles and
Jeanette Klungle.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers,
Nick, Jake, and Len.  He is…
Courts, age 80, of Carleton, passed away at 12:34 p.m. on Thursday,
September 18, 2008 at Fountainview of Monroe. She had been under the
care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.
Opal Courts, 80, died at 12:34 p.m. Thursday at Fountainview of Monroe. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe
Oren Washington Daniels, aged 98, of Lake Odessa, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, 2008.
Orville Archer, 94, of State Line Road, Niles, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at West Woods of Niles.
Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman).
— Pauline E. Long, age 94, of Adrian, went to be with her Lord, Sept.
17, 2008, surrounded by her loving family at Charlotte Stephenson
Manor. She was born in Lyons, Ohio the youngest child of Robert and
Anna (Henline) Gunter on July 21, 1914. The family then moved to
Adrian, and she graduated from Adrian High School with the class of
1932. On June 14, 1932, Pauline married Willis “Bill” Long in Angola,
Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2004. Pauline worked in
several local stores…
Philip, Sr. - Age 84, died Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Good Samaritan
Luther Manor in Sioux Falls, SD. Services will be held in Sioux Falls,
SD. Survivors include his children, Katherine (Robert) White of London,
England, Charlotte (Jim) Shaw of Fenton, MI, Charles (Carol) Hoobler of
White Lake, MI, William (Sharon) Hoobler, Canutillo of TX, Linda
(Myron) Torgerson of Sioux Falls, Paul (Lisa) Hawley of Sioux Falls,
Philip (Brenda) Hawley Jr. of Flint, MI, Patrick (Mary) Hawley of Sioux
Falls; a…
August 23, 2008 (Age 57). Beloved husband of Carol Lee Renouf (nee
McTigue). Loving father to Shayne Jones (Debe) and Scott Jones
(Stephanie). Wonderful grandpa to Samual, Isaac, Lilly and Matilda.
Loving brother to Cherie Lucas, Chris Renouf and Kate Colborn (Ted).
Caring uncle to Stephen, Maggie and Peter Lucas and Hannah and Will
Colborn. He loved all and will be missed by all - God Bless.
Birmingham resident died Wednesday, September 17, 2008. He was a
graduate of Birmingham Baldwin High School and the University of
Michigan College of Engineering. He was in the United States Army in
WWII, serving in both Europe and the Pacific. He opened Birmingham
Lumber in 1948, and ran its operation through 1972 when it was merged
into Erb Lumber Company. He was active in the property management and
development business in the Birmingham area for his entire career until
his death. He founded and…
Lyle Taber, 57, of Bedford, Iowa, formerly of North Adams, passed away
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident near
Bedford. He was born March 4, 1951, in Red Oak, Iowa, to Raymond and
Aloma (Carpenter) Taber. Raymond was employed by the Energizer Battery
Factory in Maryville, Mo. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting
Association, having won first place just a few weeks ago as the owner
of the fastest trotter in the state of Iowa. He was preceded in death
by his parents and…
Raymond Saginaw, Michigan Passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
at Covenant HealthCare -Cooper. Age 83 years. Raymond's full obituary
will be published in a later edition of The Saginaw News. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off
M. Evilsizer, 80, of Lambertville died Sept. 6 in his home.
Arrangements by H. H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville,
EWEN -- Robert A. Pietila, 53, of Ewen, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.
Robert Caldwell, 67, of Coldwater died Tuesday, Sept. 16 at his home in Coldwater.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.
Robert H. "Bob" Baum, 84, Sandusky, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at his home.
- Rohnda L. (Freel) Wregglesworth, age 61, of Indian River, passed away
on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Hospice House in Cheboygan.
Rosa (Rosemary) Newcomb, aged 86, of Ionia, passed away Sept. 17, 2008.,
Patrick Earegood, 27, of Houghton Lake and Holland, passed away Monday,
September 15, 2008, at his parent’s home surrounded by his loving
family and fiance’. Ryan was born on March 17, 1981 in Grayling,
Michigan. He grew up and attended school in Houghton Lake graduating in
1999. He then attended Lake Superior State University and was a member
of Theta XI Fraternity and has served as the vice president and
secretary for the fraternity. Ryan was working as a controls engineer
for J.R. Automation in…
3-9 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. with 4 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra &
Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday
in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 12255 Frazho (between
Hoover and Schoenherr) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. John
Cemetery, Ubly, MI. Share memories with the family at their "On Line
Guest Book" at

A. Stubbs, 72, formerly of Troy, Ohio, more recently of Reading and
Titusville, Fla., passed away after a nine-month battle with cancer.
She was born July 27, 1936, in Harrod, Ohio. She is survived by her
husband, Russell C. Stubbs, Jr., having been married for 51 years;
three children and three in-laws, Cindy (Stubbs) and Cobb Milner of
Blowing Rock, N.C., Peggy (Stubbs) and Bill Yoerger of Carmel, Ind.,
Jim and Jill Stubbs of Troy, Ohio; six beloved grandchildren, Jonathan
Yoerger of Savannah,…
— Shirley Kraft, 77, passed away, Sept. 12, 2008. Graveside Services
will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.
Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  
quot;Stefanie quot; Cooper, age 94, of Monroe passed away Sunday,
September 14, 2008, at Tendercare of Monroe after a brief illness.
Tanya R. Fry, 62, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 18, 2008, at her residence.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange where services are at
10 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange.
— Thelma Markwell, age 71, of Adrian died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at
her home. She was born April 25, 1937, in Johnson City, Tenn., the
daughter of John and Mary (Baker) Freeman. Thelma enjoyed spending time
with her family, friends and pets. She also enjoyed gardening and
playing cards. Thelma is survived by her four sons, Billy (Toni)
Bradley of Hamler, Ohio, John (Melodie) Bradley of Adrian, Chad
(Crystal) Markwell of Adrian, David (Verlene) Markwell of Adrian; one
daughter, Suzi Bradley of…
be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Miller was born in Canada
on April 16, 1944, the daughter of Herbert and Mary Butterfield. She
was a member of the Carpenter's House of Holly. Surviving are her
children, Eric Medaris of Holly, Jeanine White of CA, Molly Bichen of
CA, and Katie Raymond of CA; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her daughter, Heather Graham. Memorials may be made to the
Carpenter's House.
2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900
Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday, in state 9 a.m.
at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile (between Schoenherr and Dodge Park)
until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to In House Hospice or the Capuchin's. Entombment Resurrection
Cemetery. Share memories with the family at thier "On-Line Guest Book"
"Scottie" Hailer 1928 - 2008 Velma "Scottie" Hailer, 80, Sand Point,
passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at home while under hospice
care. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on February 9, 1928, she
was the daughter of the late William and Agnes (McIntyre) Hay. On May
4, 1956 she was united in marriage to Frederick C. Hailer, Sr. in
Detroit. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2001. Scottie worked in
Detroit for many years as a secretary for Wayne County Government. She
and Fred visited Huron County since 1966, and moved permanently to the
Thumb in 1977. Scottie's door was always open and she was excited to
see people whenever they visited. She always had a good and cheerful
greeting with a smile. She was a former member of Scenic Golf &
Country Club. She is survived by her sister, Mary (Richard) Bogdanski,
Simpsonville, S.C.; nephew, Jeff (Suzanne) Bogdanski; niece, Deborah
(Bradley) Bloomhuff; great-nieces and nephews, Alex, Brian and Charles
Bogdanski andOlivia Bloomhuff; stepson, Frederick C. (Karen) Hailer,
Jr., Rochester; two step-grandsons, Jeff Hailer and Scott Hailer; step
great-grandchildren and several friends and caregivers. Funeral
services were held on Monday, September 15, 2008 at the
Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon, with Pastor Wendy Orzel,
chaplain of Home & Hospice Advantage of Cass City, officiating.
Burial took place in Caseville Township Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Advantage. Arrangements
were handled by the Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.  
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Nettleman, 52, of Bronson went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 30,
at the Community Health Center of Branch County. She was born to
Stanley and Louella Nettleman on June 25, 1956. She was a Bronson
graduate in 1975. Verna loved her family and enjoyed people in general
and animals too. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, baby sitting and doing
word puzzle books. Verna was a Bronson School crossings guard for
several years, also an employee of Bill’s Steak House some years ago.
Verna was preceded in death…
— Vernon W. Grieves, age 91, of Adrian, formerly of Sidney, Ohio, died
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law,
Suzanne and Fred Kruse. He was born Nov. 28, 1916, in Sidney, Ohio to
William and Francis (Freisthler) Grieves. On June 16, 1940, he married
Catherine Fogt. She preceded him in death in April 2001. Vernon had
been employed by Stolle Corporation for 44 years. He enjoyed fishing
and gardening. He played basketball while in school. He had been a
member of the…
BESSEMER, Mich. -- Vincent M. Holup, 91, of Bessemer, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Ironwood.
Fisher, age 87, originally of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord
on Sept. 8, 2008, in Charleston, S.C.  A daughter of the late William
J. and Ruth (Bender) Fisher, she was born Jan. 20, 1921, and was one of
10 children, four of whom survive her and five who preceded her in
death.  She graduated from Sturgis High School and attended Marion
College, Marion, Ind.  She taught school in California. Arrangements
have been made for her interment in Las Cruces, N.M., where she resided
89, of Braselton, died Thursday, September 18, 2008 of an extended
illness. She attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She loved
gardening and she was a former resident of Maple Leaf Estates in Port
Charlotte Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett
Wiggle and daughter, Katherine Wiggle Wilder, and parents, Ernest and
Della LaBonte and grandson Ryan Learn and brothers, George LaBonte and
Walter LaBonte. She was survived by her son, Roger Learn and his wife
Roberta of Tecumseh,…
BESSEMER, Mich. -- William H. Stelcher, 91, of Bessemer, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in Hurley.
the A.H. Peters Funeral Home 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd)
Warren Sunday 2p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.
Instate at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church, 31740 Cyril Dr., Fraser
from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions to
Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc. 40600 VanDyke #7, Sterling Hgts. MI
48313 or Angela Hospice 14100 Newburgh Rd . Livonia MI 48154
appreciated by the family

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