Thursday, October 2, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/02/08

  • 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 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.

              • Ann Kerbawy Reed

                Ann Kerbawy Reed, 87, of Blissfield passed away on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at the Lake Park Nursing Facility in Sylvania, Ohio. Ann was born on Feb. 17, 1921, to Maida and Abe Kerbawy. She was predeceased by her sister, Lucile, and brothers, Fayiz, Page and Edward. On June 5, 1943, Ann married Paul Reed who died in October of 1995. Survivors include James (Gayle) Reed of Dayton, Ohio, and Susan (David) Enslin of Flower Mound, Texas, and grandsons, Matthew and Marc Enslin of Irving, Texas. Ann was a very…

                • 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.

                    • Audrey Van Camp

                      CAMP Mrs. Audrey L. Van Camp, aged 96, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorials and condolences to Audrey's family may be shared at www.stegenga A completer obituary will be in Sunday Press.

                      • BELVITCH VIRGINIA

                        • BLACKBURN MICHAEL T

                          Friday, October 3, 2008 3-9 p.m. and Saturday, October 4, 2008 10 a.m.-2 p.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Service at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152.

                          • BLOMFIELD GERTRUDE E (NEE GRADY)

                            Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd. and Canal. Memorials to Henry Ford Hospice appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at .

                            • 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.

                              • Bernice Finney

                                Bernice Finney, 88, of Bay City, died at home 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.

                                      • 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…

                                        • Brenda Kay Henriksen

                                          Brenda Kay Henriksen, 47, of Scottville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28 at her home. Brenda was born July 24, 1961 in Ludington, the daughter of Donald E. and Norrine (Hillier) Henriksen. She grew up an...

                                          • Bronick E. Redmond

                                            Bronick E. Redmond, 42, of Mt. Clemens passed away Sept. 25, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                            • CALABRA VINCENT J

                                              Thursday 4-9 p.m. Friday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary 7:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd.) Warren. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. at St. Martin De Porres 31555 Hoover, Warren until time of Mass 9:30 a.m.

                                              • CAMMARATA PAUL

                                                • CAMPEAU JEANNE J

                                                  Friday 2-9 p.m. with an evening Prayer Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Interment Mt. Elliott Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                • CASTIGLIONE BERNICE

                                                  • CHAMBERLAIN JUDITH A (BURGETT)

                                                    • COPIOLI DOMENICA

                                                      Thursday 2 to 9. Rosary Thursday 7:00 p.m.

                                                      • 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.

                                                        • 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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                                                          • DELONIS EDWARD J

                                                            Thursday 2-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary, at the Neely -Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman) Livonia.

                                                            • DENNARD ZINZEL MARIE

                                                              Age 69, September 29th. Former teacher at Highland Park schools; later, employee of the State of Michigan. Family Hour Friday 6-8 p.m. at James H. Cole Funeral Home - Main Chapel, 2624 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit 48208. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 10-11 a.m., family hour, 11 a.m. "Going Home" service at Greater Grace Temple on West 7 Mile Rd.

                                                              • DOWN NORMA EVELYN

                                                                Thursday 3-9 p.m. Memorials encouraged to Hospice of Michigan. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit

                                                                • Darlene Mary Ries March 9, 1945-Sept. 28, 2008

                                                                  Darlene Mary Ries, age 63, of Monroe, MI, passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2008 in her home.

                                                                  • David A. Myers

                                                                    David A. Myers, 61, of Monroe passed away Sept. 29, 2008. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                    • David J. Petty

                                                                      David Petty, 68, of Paris, France, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. David was born July 27, 2940 in Coldwater to Floyd and Dorothy (Kurfis) Petty. David graduated from Coldwater High School in 1958. He attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelors degree and a Masters from Toledo University. He worked on his Doctors at Albuquerque, N.M. David taught English for 10 years at the University of Paris, France. David was a world traveler and had a book of short stories published. David is survived by…

                                                                      • 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 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,…

                                                                          • Donald T. Poynter Sept. 24, 2008

                                                                            Donald T. Poynter, age 82, of The Villages in Florida, died Sept. 24, 2008.

                                                                            • 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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                                                                                          • Elsie Marie Seppa

                                                                                            SPRING PARK, Minn. -- Elsie Marie Seppa, 90, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Spring Park.

                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                              • FELISIAK ROBERT

                                                                                                Friday 2 to 9 p.m.

                                                                                                • FERRANTE ANTONINO

                                                                                                  "TONY" Age 78, September 29, 2008 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Anna. Dear father of Tony (Mary Beth), Mario (Mischelle) and Dino (Kathy). Also survived by his grandchildren Nicolo, Jacob, Jason, Dominic, Evan and Luke; three brothers Pierino, Rocco and Santino Ferrante; two sister Teresa and Filomena. In state at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton, Friday 12:30-9 p.m. and at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2565 Third St., Trenton, Saturday 9 a.m. until…

                                                                                                • 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 .

                                                                                                    • GRIFFIS MARION LEE

                                                                                                      at Coles Main Chapel, 2624 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 7-9 p.m. Thursday, 9-9 p.m. Friday.

                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                          • Gordon Chesney Died Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                            Gordon Chesney, 83, of Monroe died at 1:22 a.m. today at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe. Arrangements by Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home, Monroe.

                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                  • HICKS DIANE M

                                                                                                                    Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 2-8 p.m. Memorial tributes are suggested to American Cancer Society, .

                                                                                                                    • HOLTZMAN LOUIS W

                                                                                                                      Beloved husband of Lee Holtzman. Dear father of Emmett Holtzman, Shelby Holtzman and Jennifer Holtzman. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 2:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY or visit

                                                                                                                      • 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 S. Martinez May 10, 1927- Sept. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                  Helen S. Martinez, 81, of Wauseon passed away late Thursday September 18, 2008 at Hospice of Perrysburg. Prior to her retirement she worked for Fulton Tubing in Archbold.

                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                        • JASINSKI REENE (NEE PRUCNEL)

                                                                                                                                          at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). In state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. Memories to be shared 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.

                                                                                                                                            • Jean Elinor Lewandoski

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

                                                                                                                                              • Jeanne A. Curtis

                                                                                                                                                Jeanne A. Curtis, 72, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 28, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Gladwin.

                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                  • 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. 22, 1939-Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                      John A. Miller, 69, of Monroe died at 2:25a.m. Tuesday in the Lutheran Home, Monroe, he had been in poor health for eleven years.

                                                                                                                                                      • John A. Miller Sept. 30, 2008

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

                                                                                                                                                        • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                              • Juanita M. Smith Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                Juanita M. Smith, 67 years, of Sylvania and formerly of Bedford Township, MI, died Friday September 26, 2008 in Flower Hospital, Sylvania, OH. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI.

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                                                                                                                                                                  • KAMPIS JEANNETTE

                                                                                                                                                                    Born June 15, 1920, formerly of Detroit, passed away September 25, 2008. Dear mother of Sharon Brow (Michael) and Janice Blodgett (Thomas). She is survived by George Buska (brother) of Jacksonville, FL, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and long time companion Jack McCormick of Dania, FL. Memorials can be made to VITAS (hospice care) Suite 100, 5420 NW 33rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309.

                                                                                                                                                                    • KASPER MARY (BOLDEA)

                                                                                                                                                                      at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday 1 p.m. until Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Share a memory of Mary at

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                        • KRIEWALL LOIS R

                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 3-9 p.m. Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke (S of 22 Mile Rd), Shelby Twp. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.

                                                                                                                                                                          • LAPPIN CONSTANCE T

                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary Sunday at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Road (north of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (corner of Romeo Plank) Macomb Twp. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                            • LASZLO OLIVER J

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

                                                                                                                                                                              • LEKAS STEVE

                                                                                                                                                                                will be held on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Stanley Turowski & Son Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Stanley Turowski & Son Funeral Home, Special thanks to the caregivers of Heartland Health Care of Dearborn Heights.

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                  • LEVERSUCH FREDERICK V DDS

                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 87, September 28, 2008 of Bloomfield HiIls, MI. Husband of 64 years of Elvera. Father of Martha Leversuch of Stamford, Connecticut, Mary (Robert) Sorensen of Longwood, Florida and Nancy (James) Battle of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Grandfather of Kathleen Battle of Washington D.C. and Anna Battle of Van Wert, Ohio. Fred was a life member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. He served in the United Sates Army in…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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., …

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lois Ann Kastel

                                                                                                                                                                                                Lois Ann Kastel, 81, of Palmyra passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her son’s home in Jasper, Mich. Lois was born on June 19, 1927, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of William and Opal Mae (Hall) Kerentoff. On Aug. 25, 1945, she was married to Wilber Kastel. He preceded her in death in 2002. Lois devoted her life to her family and home. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga and also a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Her absolute favorite pastime was her children,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MAJKA EDWARD J

                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 30, 2008. Beloved husband of Sharron. Dear brother-in-law of Patricia Minchella. Nephew of June Majka and Stanley (Mary) Majka. Best friend of Sandy (Tonya) Hunt. Also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley). The family will receive visitors Friday 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions to Angela Hospice or Hospice of Michigan would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MITTS JAMES H

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 72, of Grosse Pointe Woods, September 27, 2008. Cherished husband of Mary (Manning). Son of the late Harvey and Pearl (Nette) Mitts. Survived by his sister, Rosemary Nowak, nephews, Ken and Rick Nowak, great-niece, Andrea Nowak, and great-nephew, Bryan Nowak. Jim was retired from Michigan Bell (AT&T) and St. John Hospital. He was a dedicated usher and volunteer at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and a "Guiding Star" volunteer at St. John Hospital. Services will be private. Anyone wishing…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MUSTAMAA ELMER M

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8½ Mile Road, Eastpointe. A funeral service will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please Share a thought or memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Martha L. Cummings

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cremation has taken place,  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • McDERMOTT BETTY JANE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 2 to 9 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ mile), Warren. Funeral service St Gabriel Episcopal Church, 15717 Stephens Dr., Saturday 12-1 p.m. Luncheon to follow. We will miss her deeply.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NEDELCOFF DONNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 92, September 30, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John V. Nedelcoff. Loving mother of Lewis J. Nedelcoff, Maria Petrov and Viola Ulev. Also survived by four grandchildren Vera, Elena, Jason, David and two great-grandchildren Ella and Samantha. Funeral service Friday October 3, 2008 at St. Clement Orthodox Church. In state 9:00 a.m until time of service at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, c/o Cindy Rowell, 3901 Beaubien Detroit,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • NOVAK VELMA I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Mrs. Novak will lie in state Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3238 Royal Blvd., Berkley. Burial, Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia. Memorials, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Share your memories at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NOVAKOWSKI JEROME

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1-9 p.m. Thursday with 7 p.m. K. of C. Rosary at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd. in Warren. In state 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of Mass, 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd. in Warren. Memorials may be directed to the Capuchin Monastary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nancy Avaline Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nancy Avaline Williams, 67, of Jackson, formerly of Adrian, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2008. She was born May 5, 1941, in Hamilton, Ala., the daughter of Hubert and Nancy (Rayburn) Shotts. On Sept. 1, 1956, she married Talmage “Gene” Williams in Fulton, Miss. He survives. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Adrian.  In addition to her husband, Gene, she is survived by her children, Elizabeth Williams (Jan Long), Greg (Laurie) Williams, Brandon (Karen) Williams; three grandchildren,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Norma J. Cunningham, 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Norma Jane Cunningham, 101, of Charlevoix, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PALMER PETER MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 75, of Britton, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at Harper Hospital of Detroit. Korean War Veteran. Graduated from Wayne State University Medical School 1962, practiced Orthopedic Surgery downriver Detroit for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, of 44 years, Patricia and children, Jennifer and Mark. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Chapel Siena Heights College Adrian, MI, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2008. His body has been already cremated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Please sign Minerva's online guestbook at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at church begins Saturday 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to American Cancer Society. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday 9 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul until time of Mass 9:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PRIZGINT TERFILIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 Twelve Mile Rd. (west of Hoover) Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Seibers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Patricia Seibers, 73, of Morenci passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at home. She was born on Aug. 1, 1935, in Flint, the daughter of Lewis and Arva (Saunders) Campell. On Nov. 5, 1955, in Angola, Ind., she married Joe Seibers. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2004. Patricia moved to Morenci in 2000, to be close to her daughter and husband. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She attended the Morenci Christian Fellowship church. Survivors include a daughter, Liana (Paul Sr.) Corrin of Morenci; two…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Philip Lee Collum Dec. 26, 1936-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Philip Lee Collum, 71 years, of Erie, MI died Monday, September 29, 2008 in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RAWLS JOHN ALVIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be at James Cole Funeral Home, 2624 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit on Thursday, October 2nd from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Friday, October 3rd, the Family hour will be held at 11 a.m. and funeral services at 12 noon at St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Internment will follow at Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery, 4280 E. 13 Mile, Warren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • REITHEL PAUL F

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RIETH KATHLEEN M (NEE KENNEDY)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 68, September 30, 2008. Beloved wife of James for 47 years. Loving mother of James, Jr. (Jill), Robert (Nancy) and Mark (Sheri). Dear grandmother of James III, Nicole, Michael, Jack, Parker, Emmie and Lexi. Dear sister of Robert Kennedy, James Kennedy, David Kennedy, and Nancy Kraska. Donations preferred to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. There will be a 10 a.m. Memorial Mass Saturday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford at Morningside, Grosse…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RUDOWSKI BERNICE HELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 69 of Rochester, died unexpectedly September 29, 2008. Loving wife of Ronald. Dear mother of Renee (Michael) Ritter and Dawn (Mark) Azzaretti. Wonderful grandmother of Austin, Taylor, Nicolette and Brooke. Sister of Dorothy (Kenneth) Popis, Wanda Stopczynski, William Wysocki and the late Irene, Mitchell and Jean. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She has been an inspiration to all of us. She will be greatly missed. We love you. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 4, 2008 9:30 a.m. with and in state…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RUGGERS AMANDA S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Of Troy, died September 26, 2008 at 45 years of age. Beloved daughter of Melanie Kelley; dearest sister of Vincent (Janet) Ruggero and Kelly (Dave) Gibson. Funeral service Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Family will receive friends Friday from 6-9 p.m. To send a private condolence to the family, select 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 James Cole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ralph James Cole, age 94, of Manitou Beach, formerly of Ypsilanti, died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. He was born on Feb. 24, 1914, in Coudersport, Pa., the son of James and Cynthia (Washburn) Cole. Ralph married Violet Losee on Sept. 2, 1937, in Canton, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Marie. Ralph retired from Hydramatic as a pipefitter. He was an avid fisherman. Ralph is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James W. and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ralph W. Doan Sr., 81

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ralph W. Doan Sr., 81, of Charlevoix, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 Lee Reich, 70

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Richard Lee Reich, 70, of Boyne City, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 L. Thornton, Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert L. Thornton, Sr., age 82, recently of Tipton, died Sept. 29, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian. He was born in Hibbing, Minn., on June 24, 1926, and lived there until moving to Michgan three years ago. He married Frances Marincel of Mt. Iron, Minn., on June 19, 1954, who survives him. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus and a life-long member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hibbing and recently a member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Tecumseh.  Robert is survived by his children,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ronald Beauchamp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ronald Beauchamp, 53, of Jackson passed away Sept. 29, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SCHIRO ANN MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 3-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes (S of 18 Mi) and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community. Entombment at Glen Eden Cemetery, Macomb. Visit online at .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak, Wyandotte, (734) 285-9000. Funeral service Saturday 9:30 a.m. Prayers at Czopek to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for 10 a.m. Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SITARSKI DESIREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 53, of Garden City, September 28, 2008. Beloved wife of Greg. Loving mother of Aaron. Dear daughter of Rose (the late Al) Dimassa. Also survived by siblings, Blaine Dimassa, Charmaine (Burleigh) Rowe, and Jeff Dimassa, and several loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends gathering Saturday 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. Memorial service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill). To view obituary and share memories log on to .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sister Loretta (Thelma) Gilloe, IHM July 1, 1913-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sister Loretta Gilloe, IHM, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich. She was 95 and had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TROMBLEY BERTRAND N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 97, passed away on September 19th, 2008. He was born on August 27th, 1911 in New York. He was raised in Bay City, MI and later moved to Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, MI where he was president of Trombley, Pisani, Trombley Design Corporation. In his retirement, he lived in Punta Gorda, Florida where he was a charter member of the Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club. His final two years were spent at Tabor Hills Nursing Home in Naperville, Illinois. Bertrand was the loving husband of the late Madeline (nee…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Todd A. Blair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Todd A. Blair, 38, of Hope passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Violet V. Bishop

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILLS CLEON J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Gifts or remembrances in Bud's memory may be made to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WYSOCKI SYLVESTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior P.N.C. Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Grandlawn Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William “Bill” Hartup Crites

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William “Bill” Hartup Crites, 66, went home to be with his Lord Jesus at 12:08 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Blackford Community Hospital ER. He was born June 29, 1942, in Blackford County and served in the United States Air Force from June 18, 1962 to June 17, 1966. Survivors include his sister Ann (Rex) Simmerman of Coldwater Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvary Christian – The Lighthouse Church, P.O. Box 108, Hartford City, IN 47348. Online condolences may be sent to the family at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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