Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/01/08


    Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1½ blks west of Woodward). Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations to Gift of Life.


      77 of Crossville, Tennessee formerly of Livonia, Michigan passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008. She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Albert W. Ambler. Madeline is also survived by daughter Linda Ambler and son Mitchell Ambler (Donna). Loving grandmother to Aaron Yoshikawa, Parker Ambler and Chelsea Begnoche. Great grandmother to Justin and Brooke Yoshikawa. Sister to Anne Donoghue, Barbara Robertson, Stephen Boucher. Preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Irene Boucher of Redford,…


        Age 70, September 25, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Delores J. Araujo. Dear father of Jennifer (John) Araujo Young. Brother-in-law of Robert Baker and Eleanor Bryant. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at First United Methodist Church. Memorials appreciated to First United Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham, Michigan 48009. Obituary and condolences at .

        • ARCHIE L. DAVIS REESE Archie L. Davis, age 70 of Reese, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare (Cooper Campus) after an extended illness. He was born February 11, 1938, in Deckerville to the late Floyd and Bertha (Taylor) Davis. Archie and Wanda (Wintermute) were married on July 26, 1955, in Sandusky. Archie was a life-long truck driver until his retirement several years ago and enjoyed playing euchre and shooting pool with family and friends. Archie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Wanda; two sons, David (Pam) Davis of Reese, Greg (Brenda) Davis of Saginaw; one daughter, Connie (John) Bowerman of Deckerville and one daughter-in-law, Julie Davis of Deckerville. He will be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, on great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews that he loved spending time with. Additional survivors include an extended family of one brother, Cliff (Carol) Davis, of Deckerville; Four sisters-in-law, Shirley Darabos of Reese; Barb Taylor, Bev (Verne) Schumacher, and Ginny (Steve) Pozsgay all of Deckerville. In addition to his parents, Archie was preceded in death by a son, Stephen R. Davis, February 24, 2008; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Bulgrien. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service in Archie's memory was held at the Ware-Smith Woolever Funeral Home in Reese. Hayden Stone of Deckerville, officiated the service. 

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            • Agnes Marie Grunst, 82

              Agnes Marie Grunst, 82, of Holland, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. in Appledorn Living Center of Holland. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, corner of 13th Street and Maple Avenue. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St. 

              • Aileen Miller

                Aileen Miller, 82, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Battle Creek Health System surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Three Rivers, a daughter of James and Olive (Harris) Abshire. Aileen was a 1943 graduate of Three Rivers High School, graduated from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati and worked as a registered nurse at Three Rivers Hospital for several years. On June 29, 1947, she was married to Stan Miller in Three…

                • Alden F. Ferguson

                  Alden F. Ferguson, age 76 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Hillsdale Medical Care Facility. He was born on Jan. 20, 1932 in Adrian, the son of Clyde V. and Dortha (Warren) Ferguson. He was a lifelong resident of the Hudson area and he married Marjorie M. “Boots” Cook on Nov. 19, 1955 in Adrian. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2006. Alden retired from Hydro Aluminum after 51 years of service. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he received…

                  • Amy F. McDaniel

                    Amy F. McDaniel, 47, of Monroe, died Friday at 10:12 a.m. at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                    • Amy F. McDaniel July 17, 1961-Sept. 26, 2008

                      Amy F. McDaniel, 47, of Monroe, passed away at 10:12 AM, Friday, September 26, 2008, in the Mercy Memorial Hospital, where she had been for a day. She had been in poor health for 10 years and seriously ill for 8 months.

                      • Amy Margaret VanOuwerkerk

                        GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Amy Margaret VanOuwerkerk, the stillborn child of James and Lisa VanOuwerkerk, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in Green Bay.

                        • Anderson, Phyllis Ann

                          TRAVERSE CITY ? Phyllis Ann Anderson, 95, of Traverse City, died Friday morning, Sept. 26, 2008, at Munson Hospice House, with her family by her side.Born Nov. 13, 1912, in Detroit, Phyllis was the eldest of four children of Peter and Rose (Gallagher) Beet. From the age of 10 on (after her mother's death), she was raised in St. Christopher's Orphanage in Dobb's Ferry, N.Y. At the age of 18, she attended Miss Beard's School in Orange, N.J., and then went on to graduate from Allegheny College…

                          • April J. Thorning Lemanski 1973-2008 April Jean Thorning Lemanski, 34, Harbor Beach, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at her home. She was born on November 19, 1973 in Detroit to Gary and Magdaline (Cramier) Thorning. April and Michael Lemanski were united in marriage in February 2006. She was an employee of Heartland Home Healthcare and hospice. She is survived by her children, Michael Arnott, Harbor Beach, Angelina Thorning, Harbor Beach and Violet Arnott, Illinois; her parents, Gary and Magdaline Thorning; brothers, Gary Thorning Jr., Harbor Beach and Daniel Thorning, New Baltimore and sisters, Magdaline Glass, Minden City and Debra Cartwright, Pontiac. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. Jay Barsaleau officiated, with burial taking place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                              • 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.

                                • BENIVEGNA CAROLYN MAE (THOMPSON)

                                  Age 66, died on September 25, 2008 of ovarian cancer, following a ten-year battle with the disease. Carolyn was born on July 3, 1942, in Taylor, Michigan, the daughter of the late Marie (Hanson) and Vern Thompson. Survivors include her beloved husband and light of her life for over 45 years, Paul Benivegna; their children Dr. Vincent (Susan), Angela (James) Ceely, and USAF Lt. Colonel Matthew (Tina); four grandsons, Nathan, Matthew, Andrew, and Michael. Carolyn is also survived by siblings Harry (Doreen)…

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                                    • BOLTON SHEILA

                                      Beloved wife of Dr. Norman Bolton. Dear mother of Bryan Bolton, David (Julie) Bolton and Wendy (Chris) Hanscom-Bolton. Devoted grandmother of Eric and Corey Bolton, and Benjamin Hanscom-Bolton. Cherished niece of Sylvia Zukin and Phillip (Paula) Bolton. Dear sister-in-law of Dr. Steven (Dr. Jane Kelley) Bolton and Kenneth (Paula) Bolton. Also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, and her beloved pet, BeauBeau. SERVICES WERE HELD. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

                                      • Barbara 'Annie' Danielson

                                        IRONWOOD, Mich.-- Barbara "Annie" Danielson, 75, of Park Street in Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

                                        • Bertha Corliss

                                          • Betty Jean MacIntyre

                                            Betty Jean MacIntyre, 81, of Midland, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2008 at Brittany Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 16, 1927 in Charleston, Illinois, the daughter of the late Clayton and Zola (Hudson) Swift.

                                            • Billie Jean Spangler Sept. 28, 2008

                                              Lovingly known as "HoneyBee", Billie Jean Spangler went home to be with her Jesus on Sunday, September 28, 2008 after fighting a 5 month battle of kidney cancer.

                                              • Bonek, Viola B.

                                                will be held Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m., at St. Michael's Parish of Suttons Bay. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society , 525 West 14th St., Ste. 5, Traverse City, MI 49684; American Diabetes Association, 30200 Telegraph Road, Ste. 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025; and/or to Mass Intentions.…

                                                • Brenda Hamp

                                                  HAMP, Brenda Jean - Age 59, of Fenton, died Friday, September 26, 2008. Funeral services will be held 1:30PM Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden with Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linden. Visitation will be held 9AM - 9PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Brenda Hamp Memorial Fund. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of…

                                                  • CLARK KELLY E

                                                    Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, or to the Clark Children Educational Fund. Share memories at

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                                                      • CONRAD LEONARD

                                                        89, of Gaylord, died September 29, 2008. Born in Detroit. Retired from Ford Motor Co. 1982. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Lawrence). Dear brother of the late Dorothy (Marvin) Bloink. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Per Leonard's request no services will be held. Donations to Hospice of Michigan would be appreciated by the family, C/O Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734. Share condolences online at .

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                                                          • CURRAN FREDERICK LORENZO

                                                            Age 95 of Mount View, Butler, PA Franklin Township, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 8:40 a.m. in the Butler Veterans Administration Hospital. Born in Menomonie, Wisconsin on June 9, 1913, he was the son of the late Fred L. Curran and Ada May Kelsey Curran. Mr. Curran was a retired high school teacher for the Detroit Public Schools. Mr. Curran was a long time member of the Westminster Church of Detroit and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir. Mr. Curran was…

                                                            • 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.

                                                              • Catherine M. "Sis" Kurtz May 28, 1919-Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                Catherine M. "Sis" Kurtz, 89, of Monroe, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe.

                                                                • Catherine M. Kurtz

                                                                  Catherine M. Kurtz, 89, of Monroe, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe. Arrangements pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                  • Charles M. Manley

                                                                    Charles M. Manley, age 78, of Tecumseh passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

                                                                    • Cleo DeGraw Capac Cleo DeGraw, 77, of Capac, passed away Saturday (September 27, 2008) at MediLodge of Yale. Cleo Irene Dennis was born February 12, 1931, in Attica Township, the daughter of Howard and Donna. She married Paul DeGraw in 1952 in Lapeer. Cleo grew up in Attica and spent most of her life in the Capac area. She worked at Vlasic Foods in Imlay City for several years. She is survived by her children, Paulette Sue, Dennis, Kenneth, Ralph, Patricia and Bonnie; brothers and sisters, Marion Allison of Lapeer, Pearl Trager of Oak Park, Sandra Hauner of Marysville, Russell Dennis of Lewiston, Jack (Ula) Dennis of Imlay City, Arthur (Carol) Dennis of Arlington, Texas, Roger (Edith) Dennis of Zephyrhills, Fla., George Dennis of Columbiaville; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Dennis of Attica. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul DeGraw; son, Dean Roger Dennis in 1959; brother, Adelbert Dennis; parents, Howard and Donna. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., W

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                                                                        • David Chartier

                                                                          Chartier, David A. Bay City, Michigan Dave passed away Friday, September 26, 2008 at his residence, age 53. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Hedwig Church. Friends may call at the church only on Thursday after 9:00 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition.

                                                                          • David L. Meyers

                                                                            David L. Meyers, age 37, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. He is survived by his parents, Linda and David Meyers; sister, Lisa D. (Chip) Beach; two nieces and a nephew. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, from 1 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m. at the Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home, 1632 Wayne Ave., Dayton. Private family burial to follow. 

                                                                            • David Senchak

                                                                              SENCHAK, David Michael - Age 46, of Flushing, MI, died Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Hurley Medical Center. David was born October 1, 1961 in Youngstown, OH, the son of Michael and Mary Lou Senchak. Dave graduated from Ursuline Catholic High School, Youngstown State University and received an MBA from Lake Erie College. Dave began his professional career as a medical technician and advanced into key positions in hospital administration for Alliance Medical Center, McLaren Regional Medical Center, and most…

                                                                              • Donald John Schafer

                                                                                • Donald Maynard Jr., 38

                                                                                  Donald Gene Maynard Jr., 38, of Holland, went to be with his Savior after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Don was born December 22, 1969 in Holland, Michigan.  In 1988, he graduated from the Michigan School for the Deaf.  Don was a loving boy that grew into a very caring and gentle man.  He is survived by his mother and step-father, Laura Lynn and James Boullosa; his father, Donald G. Maynard Sr.; brothers, Ron and Sherry Vande Berg, William Vande Berg; sisters,  Nancy and Curtis Lyon,…

                                                                                  • Donna R. Burkhard 1928-2008 Donna R. Burkhard, 80, Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on September 2, 1928 to the late Fred and Lucy (Carson) Jurgess. Donna and Alex Burkhard Jr. were united in marriage on September 17, 1949 in Bad Axe. Donna was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach, the Ladies Aide and the Altar Guild. She was a member of Farm Bureau, the Two Cylinder Club and the Octagon Barn. She is survived by her husband Alex Burkhard, Harbor Beach and sister-in-law, Arlene Jurgess, Harbor Beach. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Burkhard in 1976 and her brother, Fred Jurgess. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach. Rev. David McCloskey officiated, with burial taking place in the Verona Township Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                                                                                    • Doris W. Reid

                                                                                      A memorial service will be held for Doris W. Reid, 91, of Ludington, formerly of Free Soil at noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Ludington United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, with the Rev. Tom Eva...

                                                                                      • Dorothy Bellinger

                                                                                        BELLINGER, Dorothy A. - Age 64, of Gaines, went to be with her father in heaven, Friday, September 26, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. A Memorial Service will be held 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of

                                                                                        • Dorothy VanDoeselaar Utica Dorothy VanDoeselaar, 85, of Utica (recently of Imlay City) passed away Sunday (September 28, 2008). Dorothy Ruth Hesketh was born November 20, 1922, in Detroit. She married Jacob VanDoeselaar on June 21, 1946 in Imlay City. Dorothy grew up in Almont and graduated from Almont High School Class of 1940. She attended Bob Jones University in Cleveland, Tenn., for 2 years. Dorothy had been a school bus driver for 28 years for the Utica School District. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Dr. Rev. Richard) Griffin of Commerce Twp., MI; Karen VanDoeselaar of Sterling Heights; daughter-in-law, Barbara VanDoeselaar of Macomb Twp.; grandchildren, Sherilyn Sue (Michael) Gisinger, Robert R (Mary) Griffin, Steven J. VanDoeselaar, Crystal M.. Kukuk, Michael J. (Kim) Dubie and Amanda M. Guccione; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Burgess of Capac and Gladys Deason of Holiday, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Marie Vlieg and Lavina VanDoeselaar. She

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                                                                                          • Ed Vollenweider Sept. 28, 2008

                                                                                            Ed Vollenweider, 87, CEO and president of the Detroiter Truckstop in Woodhaven, Michigan, passed away on 9-28-08 surrounded by his loving family.

                                                                                            • Elaine E. Hash

                                                                                              EWEN, Mich. -- Elaine E. Hash, 51, of Ewen, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.

                                                                                              • Eleanor Campbell Ossineke, MI, Eleanor Lucille Campbell, 79, Ossineke, MI, (formerly of Columbiaville) passed away Saturday (September 27, 2008) at her home. She was born to Norman and Helen (Daniels) Alexander on October 13, 1928, in Burton Township. She lived many years there and on January 9, 1945 She married Basil Lee Campbell in Flint, in 1981 they moved to the Ossineke area. They were married 57 years, with him proceeding her in death March 8, 2002. Mrs. Campbell's many hobbies included fishing, hunting, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by her daughters, Christine (Michael) Abbott-Soliz of Ossineke, Ruth (Bernard) Goretski of Glennie; son, Michael (Judith) Campbell of Beloit, WI; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions, in Lieu of flowers, can be sent to Hospice of Michigan. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday October 1, 2008 until the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home

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                                                                                                • Ellen Kelly, 103

                                                                                                  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Ellen (Collins) Kelly, age 103 of Ooltewah, Tenn., formerly of Onaway, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

                                                                                                  • Ethel Midge Collier Struble Feb. 6, 1928-Sept.29, 2008

                                                                                                    Ethel Midge Collier Struble, age 80, of Flat Rock died on Monday, September 29, 2008 in her home peacefully.

                                                                                                  • Evelyn N. Hoyt

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                                                                                                      Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Ln. at Wilson in Dearborn.

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                                                                                                          • FRANZEN ANDREW

                                                                                                            Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Saturday, in state 10 a.m. at Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metropolitan Parkway at Schoenherr Rd. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Retired from J.L. Hudson in 1982 after 36 years as head pastry chef. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at Donations preferred to the National Parkinson Foundation,…

                                                                                                            • FREDERICK RONALD W

                                                                                                              at the funeral home Friday 2-9 p.m. Burial will take place at Parkview Memorial, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Health System Palliative Care, c/o Office of Development, PO Box 995, Ann Arbor MI, 48106. View memorial and send tributes at

                                                                                                              • Florence M. Freed

                                                                                                                BERGLAND, Mich. -- Florence M. Freed, 90, of Bergland, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Maple Manor in Ontonagon.

                                                                                                                • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

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

                                                                                                                  • Fred Knoodle memorial service

                                                                                                                    At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs, the Robert Finch Camp No. 14 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be conducting a gravesite dedication and memorial ceremony for brother Fred Knoodle.

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                                                                                                                      • GILLOE SR LORETTA (THELMA) I H M

                                                                                                                        Thursday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI with prayers at 3 p.m. and Funeral Services on Friday 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.

                                                                                                                        • GRIESBACH E DENNIS

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                                                                                                                          • Gabriel Sinka

                                                                                                                            Gabriel Sinka of Pittsford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Caples, W.V. the son of Paul and Esther (Fekette) Sinka. He is survived by his wife, of 59 years, Elsie J. (Smithson) Sinka whom he married March 15, 1949; one daughter, Esther (Ed) Rumfelt of Clark Lake; one son, David Sinka of Pittsford; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Srednicki of Springfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; two…

                                                                                                                            • Galarno, Michelle Denise

                                                                                                                              will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, from 4 until 8 p.m., at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home. The scripture service will be at 7 p.m. The memorial Mass will be on Saturday, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, with Reverend James Barrand officiating. Memorials may be given in Michelle's honor to the American Cancer Society or Good Shepherd Hospice, 1919 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805. Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.

                                                                                                                              • Genevieve Regina Kwiecinski Campbell

                                                                                                                                • George W. Kaltenbach

                                                                                                                                  IRONWOOD, Mich. -- George W. Kaltenbach, 85, of Ironwood and formerly of Crystal Lake, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                  • Glen Olson

                                                                                                                                    ONTONAGON, Mich. -- Glen Olson, 96, Ontonagon, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Maple Manor Nursing home in Ontonagon.

                                                                                                                                    • Gloria L. Maddox

                                                                                                                                      Gloria L. Maddox, age 61, of Addison passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at Henry Ford Hospital. The funeral mass for Gloria will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Louis Komorowski presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the Wagley Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Gloria may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation or Multiple Sclerosis Association. Envelopes…

                                                                                                                                      • Gordon J. De Jonge, 80

                                                                                                                                        Gordon J. De Jonge, 80, of Borculo, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.  A funeral serviceis 11 a.m. today, Sept. 30, 2008, at Borculo Christian Reformed Church 6464 96th Ave.

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                                                                                                                                            Thursday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials in Frank's name can be made to the charity of your choice. Share an online condolence, visit

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                                                                                                                                              Sarah "Cherrie" J. Wethern. Born April 10, 1914, the last of eight children born to Cornelius C. and Sarah (Larion) Cahill died at the Saline Evangelical Home, Saline, Michigan, on Wednesday, September 17, at the age of 94.

                                                                                                                                              • HAWKINS REBA L WATSON

                                                                                                                                                Sunrise September 12, 1926- Sunset September 7, 2008. Memorial service Friday, October 3, 2008 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2201 Elmhurst St., Detroit, MI 48206; Rev. Jimmie T. Wafer, Pastor.

                                                                                                                                                • HERCHAK LUCY EVA

                                                                                                                                                  at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. at Schoenherr Thursday 2-9 p.m. with Scriptures 7 p.m Funeral Friday at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke) In state 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to Breast Cancer Research or a charity of your choice. Memories to be shared at

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                                                                                                                                                  • Harold L. Warner

                                                                                                                                                    Harold L. Warner, of Jonesville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Hillsdale County. He was born Nov. 26, 1993, in Jackson the son of Ivan and Uretta (Terry) Warner. He is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Phyllis (Donahue) Warner whom he married Aug. 30, 1952; three sons, Steven (Diana) Warner, Michael (Cathy) Warner and Patrick (Judy) Warner; one daughter, Cynthia (Mike) Heath all of Jonesville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;…

                                                                                                                                                    • Helen A. Wittkop April 13, 1923 -- Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                      Helen A. Wittkop, 85, of Dundee, died Friday, September 26, 2008, due to an auto accident.

                                                                                                                                                      • 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 Louise Hernandez

                                                                                                                                                          Helen Louise (White) Hernandez, age 84, of Spring Arbor, formerly of Albion passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center. Helen was born Oct. 15, 1923 in Montgomery to Ray Albert and Hazel Anne (Thorne) White. She graduated from Montgomery High School in 1941 as Salutatorian. Helen attended Michigan State College for three years, majoring in English and with a minor in Spanish. She traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, for a summer course, whereupon she met her future husband,…

                                                                                                                                                          • Helen Mae Blue Lapeer Helen Mae Blue, 75, of Lapeer, went to be with her Lord on Saturday (September 26, 2008). She was born October, 20, 1932, in Eldorado, IL to Dannie and Ruth Adams. Helen had been a longtime member of the first Baptist Church of North Branch. She had dedicated her time and her energy to serving the Lord. She worked extensively with children through counseling and youth programs and spent a majority of her time with the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Helen is now reunited with her Lord and her beloved husband richard Lee Blue. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Willie) Kidd of Davison; son, Dale (Kimm) Blue of Clarkston; grandsons, John Baylo of Grand Rapids, James Balyo of Grand Blanc, Daniel Blue of Clarkston; sisters, Shirley (Aaron) Burns of Carmi, IL, Millie (John) Kelley of St. Louis, Mo; Also many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard Lee Blue; brother, Raymond Adams. Funeral se

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                                                                                                                                                            • Helen T. Esveld

                                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Helen T. Esveld, 92, of Walhalla, formerly of Arizona, died peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 27 at the home of her grandson, Dan Kalis, where she has resided. Helen was preceded in death by her...

                                                                                                                                                              • Helene Marie Staercke Corinth, Texas Helene Marie Staercke, 82, a resident of Corinth, Texas, passed away September 24, 2008. She was born August 19, 1926, in Lapeer, to William and Julia Olmstead. Helene had been a member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound since 1999. Previously residing in Dryden, she was the choir director at Dryden UMC and served as secretary at Dryden High School for 22 years. She is survived by her husband, James Staercke; son, James W. Staercke II and his wife, Darlene; son, David A. Staercke; daughter, Doris H. Jezewski and her husband, Douglas; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jonathan, Christopher, Brian, Julie, Craig and Lisa; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday (September 29, 2008) at Trietsch Memorial UMC in Flower Mound, Texas. To sign an online register or convey condolences, please visit www.flower

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                                                                                                                                                                • JAMES R. CARGILL FLORDIA James R. Cargill, of Englewood, FL., died Monday, June 23, 2008. He was born December 28, 1930, in Marlette, MI to Elmer and Ella (Montgomery) Cargill. He retired from General Motors Corp. after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Englewood Community Presbyterian Church, a Master Mason, a volunteer for the Special Olympics, and enjoyed making stained glass, bowling, square dancing and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Maria; daughters, Tania (Bruce) Carter of Nashville, TN and Yvonne (David) Houghtaling of Glen Ellyn, IL; brother, Eugene (Joyce) Cargill of Kingston; and grandchildren Maximilian, Sofia, Nicholas and Jacquelin. A memorial service will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, Wood and Frenchline Rd., Marlette, MI on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Jim's memory to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, 2700 Chestnut St., Chester, PA 19013. This is an organization dedicated to finding a cure for this type of muscular dystrophy. This support will go to help Jim's grandson, Nicholas, and many others diagnosed with CMT. 

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                                                                                                                                                                  • JENKINS HELEN ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Funeral Friday 12 noon at funeral home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens-East, Clinton Township. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                    • James E. Organist

                                                                                                                                                                      TUCSON, Ariz. -- James E. Organist, Ph.D., 68, of Tucson, Ariz. and a summer resident of Saxon, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in a drowning accident at the mouth of the Montreal River in Ironwood Township, near the Wisconsin-Michigan border.

                                                                                                                                                                      • James Lee Keck, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                        James Lee Keck, Jr., 29, of Battle Creek, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at home.  He was born on July 26, 1979, in Monroe and enjoyed fishing and car shows. James worked in roofing construction and enjoyed helping friends, family and neighbors, and spending time with his children.  He is survived by sons James Lee Keck, III and Colin Michael Keck, both of Quincy; daughters Olivia Ruthann Keck and Brooklyn Keck, both of Coldwater’ mother Darlene Prado of Battle Creek; father James Keck, Sr. of…

                                                                                                                                                                        • Jean Elinor Lewandoski

                                                                                                                                                                          MADISON, Wis. -- Jean Elinor Lewandoski, 89, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2008, at Oakwood West Retirement Community in Madison.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Jeanne (Kay) Donnelly

                                                                                                                                                                            Jeanne (Kay) Donnelly passed away on Sept. 28, 2008. She was born in Lansing on Nov. 8, 1962. She moved to California with her family in 1967. She moved back to Michigan in 1972 where she finished high school in East Jordan. There she enjoyed being on the volleyball team. She graduated in June 1980.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Jerry Dietrich

                                                                                                                                                                              Jerry Dietrich, 39, Huntertown, Ind., formerly of Fremont, Ind., passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at the Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. as a result of a mower/tractor accident. He was born Jan. 31, 1969 in Fort Wayne. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Beams Funeral Home, 9050 E-700 N, Fremont, Ind. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Clear Lake Baptist Church in Fremont, Ind., with Pastor Bill Case officiating. Burial will take place at Clear Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in…

                                                                                                                                                                              • JoAnne M. Dolister

                                                                                                                                                                                JoAnne M. Dolister, 67, of Shipshewana, Ind., died Sept. 29, 2008, at her home. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation or funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joel R. Widdel

                                                                                                                                                                                    Joel Robert Widdel, age 24, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2008, at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 4, 1983, in Sturgis, a son of Michael and Vickie (Reusser) Widdel. Joel had resided in the Sturgis area his entire life. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and Sturgis Public Schools. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and enjoyed hunting, fishing and following sports, particularly college basketball, and he was…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • John A. Miller Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                      John A. Miller, 69, of Monroe died at 2:24 a.m. today at the Lutheran Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • John K. Kinsler

                                                                                                                                                                                        John K. Kinsler, 78, of Gladwin, passed away Sept. 17, 2008 in Fenton.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Westlake

                                                                                                                                                                                          Westlake, John J. "Jay" Ypsilanti, MI Age 52, died September 25, 2008. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Janowiak Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. till time of service at 6 p.m. Please read his complete obituary and sign his guest book at www. "Where Families Come First"

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jonathan H. Sherman, 59

                                                                                                                                                                                            Jonathan H. Sherman,  59, of Holland died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Services are 3 p.m Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church 95 W. 13th St.  Visiting is 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joyce Vander Well

                                                                                                                                                                                              Joyce Vander Well entered a fuller life with God Monday, September 29, 2008.  Joyce was born on a farm near Hull, Iowa, where she lived with her “Pop and Mom”, Albert and Jeanette Brunsting, and three sisters, Evelyn, Lucille and Bette.  The family worshiped with the First Reformed Church where Joyce was baptized and later confessed her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Joyce attended local schools and graduated as the valedictorian of her class.  She graduated from Central College, Pella,…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • KIDD WALTER F (FRANK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Of Farmington Hills, MI, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Frank was born in Detroit on February 22, 1928. He married Marie Terreault on July 10, 1948 and they had six children. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie; grandsons Blaise Phillips and Artie Schuetzler; and son-in-law, Art Schuetzler. Frank is survived by six children: Allan Kidd (Diane) of Brownstown, MI; Susan Schuetzler of Wixom, MI; Jim Kidd of Middletown, OH; Wendy Brink of Sparks, NV; Dawn Hanttula (Gary) of Crystal Falls, MI; and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KOSIOR EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1-9 p.m. Friday. Rosary by the Robert Jones Knights of Columbus Council 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kenneth G. Figel

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenneth G. Figel, age 68 of Adrian, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at  Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Ken was born on July 11, 1940, in Kalamazoo, the oldest child of Robert and Mary (Fountaine) Figel. On Feb. 10, 1962, Ken married Gloria Leach in Millington, Mich. Gloria, his wife of more than 46 years, survives. After retiring from General Motors, he was self-employed doing concrete and plaster finish work. Like his father, Ken was a man of his word, someone you could always count on. He…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LASZLO OLIVER J

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LEONA A. MCGLASSON PORT SANILAC Leona A. McGlasson, age 97, of Port Sanilac, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 23, in Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born January 11, 1911 in Delaware Township, the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Barbknecht) Lietke. She married Andrew McGlasson on February 26, 1954 in Detroit. He preceded in death on February 7, 2002. Mrs. McGlasson worked for the Chrysler Corporation for 30 years; she enjoyed gardening, and crafts. She and her husband traveled to Europe, Africa and Asia during their 48 year marriage. She is survived by one brother, Harold Lietke of Palms, and two nieces Mrs. Julie Siens of Minden City, and Ms. Jurene Breidenbach of the Philippines, and one nephew Randy Wilke of Palms. She was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lietke, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Wilke and Helen Breidenbach. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leona A. McGlasson were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Forestville. Pastor Richard Wilson officiated. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LEPISH MAGGIE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 66 passed away on September 28, 2008. She was born in Newbern, Tennessee on June 30, 1942 to the late George and Annie (Moore) Weaver. She is survived by Daniel (Patricia) of Warren, Joseph (Kimberly) of Northville, and John Lepish of Florida. She is also survived by two grandchildren Connor and Chelsea. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake (10 Mile), South Lyon, MI 48178,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LOBAZA REGINA (NEE MUTRYNOWSKI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m Mass at St. Teresa of Avila (formerly St. Dorothy), 12255 Frazho (between Schoenherr and Hoover). Interment, Mt. Olivet. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lantzer, Ervin E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Military funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Kalkaska. Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice or the Father Fred Foundation. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; .

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lawrence Dale Moyer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lawrence Dale Moyer, 84, of Constantine, died  Sept.  27, 2008, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. He was born in Constantine on April 22, 1924, the son of Ezra A. and Myrtle Elizabeth (Noel) Moyer. Dale graduated from Constantine High School in 1942. From 1942 until 1948 he served in the US Navy as a swimming specialist and continued his love for the Navy throughout his life.. Dale worked as a shipping and receiving clerk at Coachmen Industries and Weyerhaeuser in Middlebury, Ind., …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LeROY JEANNE B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 87; September 30, 2008 Beloved wife of the late Willmot. Dear mother of Wilma McSkimming and John (Valerie). Grandmother of Andrew McSkimming (Gillian) and Scott McSkimming (Katie). Great-grandmother of Erin, Meaghan, Jenna, Maggie and Tommy. Memorial visitation 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 20475 Sunningdale Park Drive, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorials to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leona Pietrzak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leona Marie (Petzak) Pietrzak, 102, of Ludington, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at Tendercare. She was born Leona Mantych April 7, 1906 in Filer City. On June 28, 1926 she married Edmund B. Pietrzak at St. Jo...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lillian Poulsen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      POULSEN, Lillian Ruth - Age 96, of Flint, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Argentine Care. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Burial immediately following at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-9 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Argentine Care Center or a charity of one's choice. Lillian was born January 1, 1912 in…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MARBLE CHARLES H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age 89. Dear husband of Helen. Retired Detroit Firefighter and WWII veteran. Father of Charlene Tyack, Dennis (Cheri), Patricia (John) Achs, and the late son-in-law Richard. Grandfather of Erick (Cherie), Christine (Seok), Jason (Sarah), Lindsay, Christopher, Megan, and Samantha. Great grandfather of Rilely, Emelie, Jacob, Justin, Parker, and Brody. Memorial service Saturday, October 4, 2008, 11 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes (S. of 18 Mile). Memorials to the Capuchins' Soup Kitchen,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MARTIN NANCY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Ave., Armada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MAZURKIEWICZ EMILY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Memorials to the Capuchins would be appreciated. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MELVIN R. HENDERSON SANDUSKY Melvin R. Henderson, age 92, of Sandusky passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Port Huron Hospital. He was born on June 10, 1916 in Sandusky the son of the late: Elroy and Iva (Starr) Henderson. He married Isabella Mae Bissett on March 5, 1941 in Sandusky. She passed away on October 7, 2002. Mr. Henderson was an avid participant in antique tractor shows. He enjoyed having his tractor in local parades. He attended Yale Presbyterian Church. He is survived by two sons: Ivan (Amy) Henderson, of Sandusky and R. Jay (Carrie) Henderson, of Sandusky. One daughter, Julie Foote and friend Jack Nielsen, of Lakeview. Seven grandchildren. Twelve great grandchildren. One brother, Harlyn (Gladys) Henderson, of Sandusky. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Henderson. One brother, Harold Henderson. Funeral Services have been held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky with Pastor Dave Schreiber, of Yale officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorials may be made to the Yale Presbyterian Church or Octagon Barn. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Memorial donations suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MONIK HENRY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 29, 2008. Loving husband of the late Margaret. Dear father of Cheryl (Roy) Walker. Grandfather of Kirk (Jenna) Walker. Brother of William (Bernice) Monik. Memorial Service Friday at 11 a.m. from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 37775 Palmer, Westland, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations to Veteran's Haven of Wayne. Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Canton (734-981-1700).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Margie Mae Hanshue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Margie Mae (Baird) Hanshue, age 94, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born July 26, 1914, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Waldo and Martha (Kopanski) Baird. Margie had resided in Sturgis since 1957, coming from Muskegon. On Aug. 29, 1939, she married Norman Hanshue in Grand Rapids. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a clerk at Bucknell Gift Shop in Sturgis. Margie was a member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marvin Charles Arms, Sr. Columbiaville Marvin Charles Arms, Sr., 78, of Columbiaville (formerly of Lapeer), passed away September 28, 2008. He was born March 21, 1930, in Lapeer, to Harrison and Emily C. (Smith) Arms. He married Donna Joyce Farrington on December 27, 1951 at the Liberty Street Church in Lapeer by Rev. Hemmingway. Mr. Arms graduated from Lapeer High school, class of 1948, He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Marvin worked for General Motors for over 30 years and was a member of UAW Local 659. Marvin was a member of the Columbiaville Village Council for 10 years. After he retired from GM, he worked for Cross Roads Village in Flint for another 14 years He worked in the toy barn and loved to perform magic and juggling for the kids, both at Crossroads and at home. He loved woodworking. Marvin's family would like to especially thank the people of Heartland Hospice for their loving care. He is survived by his children, Darlene (Mike)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marvin Ondersma, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marvin Ondersma, age 80, of Holland, passed away peacefully from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday, September 29, 2008, two months after being diagnosed with cancer. Marv was born in Grand Rapids and moved to Holland in 1979. He owned and operated Tulip City Vending Co. until his retirement in 1987. Marv was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church and was a former member of Millbrook Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. Marv was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Jo…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mary A. Freeman Sept. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Freeman, Mary A., age 77, of Carleton, September 27, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John Freeman.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary E. Lerza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Mary E. Lerza, 91, a former longtime Hurley resident, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2008, at Franciscan Villa in South Milwaukee, where she had resided for the past several years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Michael Lemanski 1964-2008 Michael Lemanski, 44, Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center of Saginaw. He was born on March 31, 1964 in Detroit, the son of Karen (Bucholtz) Lemanski and the late Leonard Lemanski. Michael and April Thorning were united in marriage in February 2006. He was a former employee of Drive All Manufacturing of Harbor Beach and a current employee of Valley Gear Manufacturing of Bad Axe. He is survived by his son, Michael Paul Lemanski, Harbor Beach; his mother, Karen Lemanski, Port Hope; sisters, Terry (Andy) Lemanski, Palms, Kathy Fowler, Canton, Darla (Jeff) Edgerly, Chesterfield Township, Lisa Pleiness, Troy and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. Lyle Calkins officiated, with burial taking place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Michael Powers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Grand Rapids) Mr. Michael Powers, aged 33, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 27, 2008. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday's Grand Rapids Press. Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Milton Walter Kivi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Milton Walter Kivi, 70, of 715 Garvey Street, Ironwood, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • O'BRIEN PATRICK J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 1-248-348-1800, Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Monaghan K of C Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. and Parish Rosary Tuesday 8:30 p.m. In state at St Kenneth Roman Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, Wednesday 10 a.m. until the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Donations to St. Kenneth Roman Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, MI 48170. On line sympathy message at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Otis Jacob Conrad Columbiaville Otis Jacob Conrad, 85, of Columbiaville for 42 years (formerly of Copemish, Mich), passed away September 27, 2008. He was born August 22, 1923, in Copemish, Mich, to Calvin and Emma (Sears) Conrad. He married Bernice Grant on Nov. 21, 1959 in Traverse City. Mr. Conrad served his country in the US Army. He was a charter member of VFW Post 2409 in Otter Lake and the Copemish American Legion. Otis was an electrician and a proud member of Local 948 in Flint. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Conrad of Columbiaville; children, Deborah (Richard) Miles of Clifford, Douglas (Linda) Conrad of Fenton, Vickie (Frank) Journigan of Millington, and Timothy (Cynthia Wadsworth) Conrad of Lapeer, foster daughter, Audrea of Suttons Bay; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Emma Conrad; sisters, Carrie Defyer and Edith Spring; brothers, Leon and Clarence Conrad. Memo

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 90 of Roscommon formerly of Redford, died Saturday. Secretary at Ford Transmission and Chassis, retired in 1980. Loving wife of the late Milton. Dear mother of Debbie Livingston of Roscommon and the late Gayle Copple. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five. Memorial Service 12 noon Saturday, October 18 at First Congregational Church, Roscommon. Memorials to the church or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon (989-275-3600).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PERENY GEORGE V JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Prayer Service Thursday 7 p.m. Memorials appreciated to St. John the Baptist Church, 2371 Woodstock Drive, Detroit, MI 48203. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PRIDMORE JEAN E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 Canton Center Rd., Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pamela Jo Barnes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pamela Jo Barnes, age 59, of Colon, died Monday, Sep. 29, 2008 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a long illness.  She was born in Three Rivers on Aug. 7, 1949, the daughter of Joseph and Glenna (Carlin) Happel. Pam graduated from Mendon High School in 1967 and later received a degree in cosmetology from the James Dictor School in California. Pam married Richard Jones of Colon. While they were together, she enjoyed drag racing and brought home many trophies. They were later divorced. Pam…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Patricia A. Dunny

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patricia A. Dunny, age 76, of Tecumseh passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Patricia Joan Schubel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patricia Peterman May 4, 1931-Sept. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Patricia Peterman, 77 years, of Temperance, MI passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, in Harborside of Sylvania.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pete Campbell death notice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pete Campbell of Petoskey, died Sept. 29, 2008, at his home at Independence Village. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements are by Stone Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Phyllis L. Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phyllis L. Anderson, 64, of White Pigeon, died Sept. 24, 2008, at her home following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1943, in Markle, Ind., a daughter of John and Bertha (Widner) Campbell. Phyllis was a White Pigeon resident for 45 years, coming from California. On Aug. 30, 1982, she married Larry V. (Andy) Anderson in LaGrange, Ind. He died March 2, 1995. Phyllis was employed by Meijer in Middlebury, Ind. for 10 years, retiring in August of 2007. She was formerly employed by Mid America…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RIEPER CARL F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser 4 p.m. till time of services at 7 p.m. Burial with full military honors at Great Lakes National Cemeter, Holly on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Share memories with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RONALD W. AMON LEXINGTON HEIGHTS Ronald W. Amon, age 61 of Lexington Heights and formerly of Peck died Sept. 25, 2008. He was born January 14, 1947 in Sandusky to George and Zola Amon. Ronnie graduated from Peck High School Class of 1965 and attended Dryden Technical Institute in Chicago where he received his associates degree. Ronnie served in the United States Air Force and on May 24, 1969 married Rosemary Osko. He retired from Northrop Grumman after 40 years as an electronics nuclear technician. He was a member of the Croswell and Peck American Legion. His favorite hobby was flying model airplanes. He is survived by his wife Rosemary and several cousins. A gathering for family and friends will be Wednesday from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Carman Funeral Home in Peck. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from Carman Funeral Home in Peck. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Port Huron Citadel. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUBINO ANNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Friday Scripture Service 7:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Irenaeus Church, 771 Old Perch Rd. in Rochester Hills until 10:00 a.m. Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Raleigh W. Wadsworth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Raleigh M. Wadsworth, age 72, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away early Sunday morning Sept. 28, 2008, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Three Rivers, Mich. He was born April 21, 1936, in Sturgis, Mich., a son of the late Ruben and Mary Wadsworth. Raleigh had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his whole life. On July 19, 1983, he married Marilyn King in Sturgis. He was a welder by trade and had been employed by G.F. Business Equipment in Sturgis for many years. When the company closed he joined…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ralph W. Hogle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ralph W. Hogle, 82, of Constantine, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Raymond P. Przeworski

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Reynold Somers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SOMERS, Reynold B. Age 93 Of Richland, MI Died Sunday morning, September 28, 2008, at the Stanford Lodge, Plainwell, MI. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue, where the family is scheduling a visitation for Friday evening, October 3rd and the memorial service on Saturday. The complete obituary will appear on Wednesday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard J. ‘Jim’ Avery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard J. “Jim” Avery, 81, of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale. Born March 5, 1927 in Homer, he was the son of Melvin and Doris (Ossenheimer) Avery. He was a 1944 graduate of Homer High School. He served with the United States Navy during World War II from 1944-1946 and then with the United States Marines during the Korean War from 1950-1952. He was a milk hauler for Michigan Milk Producers, owning his own route. He later drove a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Richard M. Evilsizer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard M. Evilsizer, 80, of Lambertville died Sept. 6 in his home. Arrangements by H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, Toledo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard R. Wertenberger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard R. Wertenberger, of Osseo passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at his home. He was born May 23, 1918 in Monroe County, Ida Township, the son of Jesse and Ella Wertenberger. He married Violet Breitner on Sept. 28, 1940 in Summerfield Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg. Richard and Violet lived in the Ida Township area until February of 1967 and then they moved to the Osseo area. He is survived by his wife, Violet; one brother, Wayne of Rogers City; two granddaughters, Karinya and her husband Denny…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert Carnell Sept. 28, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Carnell, 85, died Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert L. Barrington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Robert L. “Bob” Barrington, 70, of Burr Oak, Mich., a man who never met a stranger and always found time to help others, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon Sept. 26, 2008, in Burr Oak. He was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Union City, Mich., a son to the late Clark W. and Phyllis (Cady) Barrington. Bob had resided in Burr Oak since 1965 coming from Union City, Michigan graduating from Union City High School with the class of 1957. On Nov. 9, 1958, he married Margie N. Evans in Panola County, Texas. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert Pefley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert “Bob” Pefley, 83, of Sixth Avenue in Manistee, died Monday evening, August 18 at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee following open heart surgery on July 13 at Munson Medical Center in Traver...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rosalyn Hoffman, 67

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rosalyn Hoffman, 67, of Holland, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at  Holland Hospital. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in the Chapel of Faith at Restlawn Memorial Gardens 994 Paw Paw Drive.  Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rumalda G. Gutierrez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rumalda G. Gutierrez, 98, of LaGrange, Ind., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at her residence. Visitation will be from 2–4 and 6–8 p.m. on Thursday, with a 7:30 p.m. rosary at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, LaGrange.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SALAH SHOWKI DAVID

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 70. September 30, 2008. Beloved husband of Viola for 43 years. Loving father of David (Angel) Salah and Suzie (Issa) Ishaq. Proud grandfather of Spencer and Sophia Ishaq, Alexander, Adrianna and Rachael Salah. Dear brother of Samir, Vera and Hilda. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Wednesday October 1, 2008 at the Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman Rd., Livonia. Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the church, with procession to Parkview Cemetery for burial. The…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SCHAEFER GERMAINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke (10½ Mile) Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture. In state Thursday 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke for 12 noon Mass time. Burial at St. Clement Cemetery. Memorials to St. Clement Church or Beaumont Hospice appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SMILEY ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "BETTY" born on April 3, 1948 in Highland Park, Michigan passed away on September 1, 2008 at the age of 60. She is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Smiley in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Christopher Smiley and wife Elizabeth of San Antonio, Texas, and Patrick Smiley and Elizabeth of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Ainsley, Jacob, Isabella; sisters Donna DeLuca, Judy Eckerson and Robbie Board; brother, David Board; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SMITH CHARLES JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady on the River, 610 S. Water St. in Marine City. Donations to Hospice of MI are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SPECTOR PHYLLIS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beloved wife of Lawrence. Dear mother of Michael Spector and the late Dr. Howard Spector. Loving grandmother of Leslie Sara Spector. Sister of the late George Nedelman. Devoted sister of Max and Nancy Spector. Sister-in-law of Robert and Karen Spector. Also survived by former daughter-in-law Paula Spector and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. SERVICES 10:30 FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STACHNIK ELEANOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 5 - 9 p.m., Thursday 12 - 9 p.m. Rosary Thursday 6 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Friday 9:30 a.m., until time of Mass, 10 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • STEPHEN SHIRLEY T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from Livonia went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 29, 2008 at the age of 78. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 52 years William Stephen; four children: Philip (Julie) Stephen of Pinckney, Anita T. (Timothy) Philipp of Whitmore Lake, David (Patti) Stephen of Pinckney, and Christine (Douglas) Henry of Livonia; a brother Conrad Wawrzyniak of Fenton and 14 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Felicia (Nowodworski)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sally Jane (Sterling) Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sally Jane (Sterling) Smith, 55, of Xenia, passed away Tuesday afternoon Sept. 2, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio, following a brief battle with cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Schmuckal, Robert Joseph

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUCKLEY ? Robert Joseph Schmuckal, 64, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at home. Bob was born on May 17, 1944, in Traverse City, to Frank and Margaret (Hansen-Schmuckal) Kolarik.Bob graduated from Hannah St. Mary High School. Right after graduation, he went to work for D & L Contracting in Traverse City. He worked his way up to vice president of that company. In 1983, Bob stared his own business, Schmuckal Concrete. He was his only employee for a few years. With an old pickup truck and a few…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schwartzlander, Fred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WYOMING ? Fred Schwartzlander, aged 75, of Wyoming, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Fred is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan Schwartzlander; son, Mark Schwartzlander; daughter, Marcy Ketcham; brother, Don (Bonnie) Olson; sisters, Shirley (Glen) Peters and Maryanne (David) Sommer; stepmother, Ellen Schwartzlander; stepdaughter, Lisa (Jeff) Haisley; stepson, James Caudle; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Sr. and Rose Schwartzlander;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Scott Vander Yacht, 45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scott Vander Yacht, 45, of Zeeland, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland.  Visitationis 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shirley A. Bell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shirley A. Bell, 70, of Coldwater died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at her home. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Rev. Fr. Brian Stanley officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of service. Shirley was born on Nov. 2, 1938 in Okmulgee, Okla. to Buddy and Porter Mae (Burton) Biggers. She married Alton Bell in 1985. Shirley came to Branch County in 1981 after many years in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sister Mary Ivan Bach, IHM July 17, 1916-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sister Mary Ivan Bach, IHM, 92, died Monday, Sept. 29, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich. She has been under Mercy Memorial Hospice Care of Monroe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Steven M. Rigg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Steven M. Rigg, 53, of Coldwater, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 in Coldwater. Steven was born July 1, 1955 in Coldwater to Remus M. and Ruth M. (Fenner) Rigg. He enjoyed farming and going to garage sales. Survivors include his parents Remus and Ruth Rigg of Coldwater; sisters Cathy (Steven) Harari of Loomis, Calif. and Lisa (Orval) Huff of Holt; three nephews; two nieces; three great nieces; aunts Laura Kimble of Union City, Rita Craddock of Sebastian, Fla., Peggy Jahnke of Jackson, Dortha Joblonski of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Susan Moon, 65

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Susan L. Moon, age 65, of Holland, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  Susan attended Grace Community Church. She worked at Herman Miller for 10 years and the Holland Sentinel. She had a heart for people in the community, contributing her time for those in need. Her hobbies included traveling, reading, boating, antique collecting, and had interests in the diversity of cultures.   She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Nick) Kollasch of Lucas, TX,  Caroline Kelley…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • THOMPSON THOMAS A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke Ave., at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Friday in state 10 a.m. at Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metro Parkway at Schoenherr Rd. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment St. John Cemetery, Fraser, MI. Donations preferred to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book " at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Taube, Norman Kenneth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TORCH LAKE ? Norman Kenneth Taube, 68, of Torch Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. He was born July 22, 1940, in Kankakee, Ill., the son of Harold and Cleo (Rich) Taube.Norm proudly served in the United States Navy and was a Detroit police officer for 20 years before moving to northern Michigan. He worked in security at Shanty Creek Resorts and the Cherry Capital Airport. He was currently the Torch Lake Township Constable. On July 13, 1984, in Macomb County, he married Gail E. Renius, who survives. Also…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Teresa L. Boudrie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Teresa L. Boudrie, age 37, of Frenchtown Township passed away unexpectedly at her home. Arrangements are pending at Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Teresa Lynn Boudrie June 23, 1971-Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Teresa was born on June 23, 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey from the marriage of John Boudrie Sr. and Mildred (Wing) Boudrie. She had attended Jefferson Schools.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Teresa Lynn Boudrie June 23, 1971 - Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teresa was born on June 23, 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey from the marriage of John Boudrie Sr. and Mildred (Wing) Boudrie. She had attended Jefferson Schools. Teresa had a passion for life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Terry Lee Ensign

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Terry Lee Ensign, 57, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1951, in Hillsdale, to Eli E. and Delma R. (Kent) Ensign. Terry was a watchmaker and was a member of Frontier Baptist Church and the Sons of the Legion, American Legion Post 53. Terry is suvived by his parents Eli and Delma Ensign, his special friend and significant other, Tanya “Joe” Walling; a daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Labo of Osseo; a son, Hayden Mosley of Hillsdale; two grandchildren,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thomas Pomorski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The local whitetail deer population gave a great sigh of relief Saturday, after hearing of the passing of hunter extraordinaire, Thomas Edward Pomorski. Tom was at his shack preparing for the upcoming...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thompson, Vanona E. "Noni"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRAVERSE CITY ? Vanona E. "Noni" Thompson, 84, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2008, at Grand Traverse Pavilions, surrounded by her loving family.Born Dec. 1, 1923, in Flint, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth (Sach) Harvey. Noni and her husband, Ken Carter, raised their family in St. Helen, where they lived a full life mixed with strong Christian values and committed devotion to their family and community. Together they were founding members of St. Helen…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tim Ronald Streu Lapeer Tim Ronald Streu, 56, of Lapeer, passed away Monday (September 29, 2008). He was born February 1, 1952, in Lapeer, to Ronald and Thelma Lee (Schreinert) Streu. Tim was a 1970 graduate of Lapeer High School. He enjoyed riding motorcycles. Tim was truly a Harley man. He is survived by his children, Kerry (Steve) Dibble of Florida, Shawn Streu of Michigan, Brandon Streu of Illinois; 3 grandchildren; mother, Lee Streu of Lapeer; sister, Julie (Roger McLean) Karpovich of Lapeer; nephews, Troy (Natalie) Karpovich of Clarkston, Michael Karpovich of Romeo. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Streu. Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Funeral services were held Friday (October 3, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Dawn Memorial Cemetery, Lapeer. Arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, (810)664-8111.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 87, September 28, 2008 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Faith (Sue Wojtowicz), and the late Gloria. Loving father of Edward Jr. (Marsha), Billy (Debra) and the families of Greg and Andrew J. Wojtowicz. Dearest grandfather of Becky (Breck) Crystal, Lisa (Sam) Ozinga, Jamie and Eddie. Great-grandfather of Jillian Crystal. Dear brother of Hulda Wesner, Ruth Esser and the late Henry. In state Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. at The Trenton Chapel—Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd.,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Varner, Betty J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GRAND RAPIDS ? Mrs. Betty J. Varner, aged 82, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2008, at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods, from lung cancer. Betty was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. She loved the family cottage on Spider Lake in Traverse City. She was an avid golfer and a 30-year member of Silver Lake Country Club. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Rolland Varner of Grand Rapids; her daughter, Christine (Peter Romeo) Varner of Traverse City; one brother, Richard (Doris)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vera Mae Tryban, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MONTAGUE, Mich. - Vera Mae Tryban, 90, of Montague, Mich., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verl E. Miller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Verl E. Miller, 87, of Blissfield passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Tendercare in Adrian. He was born on April 5, 1921, in Blissfield, the son of (James) Elmer and Venna (Stout) Miller. Many remember seeing Verl riding through the streets of Blissfield on his bicycle (and later his three wheeler) or playing his clarinet at the Salvation Army Christmas collection site at Coachlight Plaza.  He was a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Blissfield where he served as a Sunday School…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Violet V. Bishop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Violet V. Bishop, 80, of Beaverton passed away Sept. 20, 2008 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre following along illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Virginia "Ginny" Rhodes Aug. 15, 1923-Sept. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Funeral service for Virginia quot;Ginny quot; Rhodes, 85, Lawton, Oklahoma will be 1:30 pm Saturday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Vivian Garza, Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, South of Lawton, officiating. Mrs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia (Ginny) Lee Weston September 19, 1935-September 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ginny was born September 19, 1935 in Monroe, Michigan the youngest child and only daughter of Dewey Williams and Bertha (Roark) Williams. She graduated in 1953 from Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William G. ‘Bill’ Mitchell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      William G. “Bill” Mitchell, age 82, of Adrian died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William Lee Culligan Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bill Culligan, 84, of Jackson, passed away Sept. 25, 2008. He was born in Detroit on March 11, 1924 and married Julia Newberry on Nov. 3, 1945. She survives along with two daugthers, Marnie (Larry) Parrott of Birminham and Maureen (Mike) Whitehead of Charlevoix; two granddaughers, Emily (Colin) McBean and Gillian (Steve) Goodfriend; two great-granddaughters, and his sister Nancy (Ralph) Rose. Bill attended Cooley High School in Detroit where he captained the Class A All-State football team in 1941. He…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • William White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          White, William J. Ypsilanti Twp., MI Age 87, died September 27, 2008. Arrangements through Janowiak Funeral Home. Obituary and guest book at "Where Families Come First"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wilma I. Hyatt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wilma I. Hyatt, 86, lifelong area resident, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Golden Years Adult Foster Care Home, Hillsdale. She was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Allen the daughter of George and Virginia Mae (VanSickle) Gillispie. Wilma attended the Allen, Jackson and Reading schools and worked at Billy Boy Products and Crotty Corporation.  In her leisure time, she was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and crocheting. On April 6, 1942, she married Nelson Hyatt and he preceded her in death in…

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