Friday, October 3, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/03/08

  • 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…

          • Alma Gomez, 45

            Alma Nance Gomez, 45, of Holland, died Oct. 1, 2008, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St.

            • 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.

                      • BERNARD VELENCIA

                        Saturday and Sunday 2-8 p.m. Prayers 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile) and Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Community (Harper and Crocker Blvd.). visit online at

                        • 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.

                          • BLANCHARD ROBERT EVERETT a

                            former longtime accountant at Ford Motor Co. and World War II veteran, passed away August 24 at age 90 in Spring Hill, Florida. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; his sister, Shirley Berry Wever; his daughter, Ann (Jay) Knutsen; sons Michael Blanchard and Richard (Torya) Blanchard; and step daughters Donelle Soderstrom and Darlene (Lawrence) Kerekes, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Audrey Ferriman Blanchard; his sister, Barbara Martin;…

                            • BRINKMAN EDWIN A

                              • BRISTEN IRENE ROSE

                                4-7 p.m. Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave.

                                • BRONSTEIN WILLIAM L

                                  Much beloved husband of Janice Bronstein and the late Rita Bronstein. Adored dad to Wendy Jaffe, Peggy Bronstein, Nancy (Andy Moudy) Bronstein, and Judy (Terry) Yarber. Loving Papa of Rita, Clark, Grant, and Chase. Brother of Martin (Madeline) Bronstein, Millie Mintz, and the late Merle (Ellanore) Bronstein, Mary (Abe) Riskin, Becky (Willard) Zamsky, and Dorothy (Max) Ellis, Rae (Jack) Kaplan. Brother-in-law of Judy Kay and Richard (Ronna) Kay. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great friends,…

                                  • BRUDZINSKI ZOFIA

                                    Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Sunday 4:30 p.m. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. time of Mass at St. Angela Church, 25001 Chippendale (10 Mile Rd., 2 blocks E. of Kelly and W. of I-94). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association appreicated. 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.

                                        • Betty England, 75

                                          Betty England, age 75, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey England.  She was a member of Rose Park Baptist Church and former member of First Baptist Church of Holland and New Richmond Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, the Reverend Doctor Lawrence England; children, Marty and Shirley England of Holland, Barbara and Tim McKessy of Saugatuck, Shari and John Trautmann of Holland; seven grandchildren, Roxanne and Dan Kaynor,…

                                          • 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.

                                            • Bonnie Lynn Herrick May 4, 1954-Sept. 14, 2008

                                              Bonnie Herrick, 54, of College Station passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008, at her residence. Visitation was held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. She was born in Monroe, Michigan, and had been a resident of College Station for 28 years.

                                              • 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...

                                                • CALABRO 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.

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                                                    • CARTER WILLIAM GEORGE

                                                      79, was born in Detroit, MI July 3, 1929, passed away in his home in Green Valley, Arizona, September 18, 2008. He was preceeded in death by his parents Rose and James Carter, brother James Carter, and wife, Doris Carter. Bill is survived by his sister Anne Olis of Dearborn, MI, sister-in-law Alice Carter of Detroit, MI, daughter Kathie Logan of Tucson, AZ, son Tom Krantz of College Grove, Tennessee, son Mart Krantz of Sterling Heights, MI., six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bill was a Korean…

                                                      • CHRISTIANSEN ROBERT E

                                                        • CLACK JULIOUS

                                                          Saturday 1-5 p.m. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, Georgia. Family suggest donations to Affinity Hospice of Life, 15450 Northline Rd., Suite 102, Southgate, MI 48195 or Forecast for Life Church, 10175 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile, MI 48138.

                                                          • 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.

                                                            • Charles Maynard Manley

                                                              Charles Maynard Manley, age 78, of Tecumseh passed away Sept. 29, 2008, at Herrick Memorial Hospital surrounded by members of the family he loved. Charlie was born at home on Kilbuck Street in Tecumseh on Feb. 28, 1930, the oldest son of Charles J. and Blanche Elizabeth (Maynard) Manley. He shared his parents with his brother Robert and sister Marilyn. His father was a member of the Tecumseh Fire Department for 21 years, and his mother was well known as the office manager of the Coal Depot on Evans Street.…

                                                              • 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.

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                                                                    • David A. Myers Feb. 9, 1947-Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                      On Friday, 9-26-08, Dave left his family to join the Heavenly Father.

                                                                      • 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…

                                                                          • DeBALDO DORIS

                                                                            • Dolores C. June Lapeer Dolores C. June, 75, of Lapeer, was reunited with her beloved husband (the late) Duane June on Sunday (September 28, 2008). She was born December 27, 1932, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to John and Louise Kot. Dolores was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She spent most of her years working for many local insurance agencies, including the Lapeer Agency. She had a real passion for traveling to overseas destinations such as Germany, France and Italy. She enjoyed going to the casino and bingo with her dear sister-in-law, Georgia Heinbuck. Dolores was an Elvis fan at heart. However her true passion was visiting with her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Edward) Jackson and Diane Bollinger; son, Darrin June; grandchildren, Shannon (Anthony) Ascencio, Eric Bruman, Mayme (Nick) Lange, Jessica Bos, Christene Bollinger, Peyton June, Dane Gross, Polly Diaz and James Scramlin; 6

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                                                                              • 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 Mae Clevenger June 30, 1918-Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                          Dorothy Mae Clevenger went to be with her Lord on October 1, 2008. She was born on June 30, 1918, to Frederick Newton Coats and Leona Mae (Cline) Coats in Pueblo, Colorado. She married Dillon Clevenger on February 22, 1944, in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

                                                                                          • Dr. Howard C. Comstock Oct. 21, 1925-Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                            Dr. Howard C. Comstock of East Lansing, formerly of Monroe. Dr. Howard C.Comstock passed away on September 26, 2008.

                                                                                            • Dwight R. Smith Feb. 20, 1944-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                              Dwight R. Smith, 64 years, of Temperance, MI passed away September 29, 2008 in his home. Dwight was a 1962 graduate of Bedford High School and was on the wrestling team. He attended Central Michigan University as well as the University of Toledo.

                                                                                              • Dylan W. Hartsfeld March 31, 1983 - Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                                Dylan W. Hartsfeld, age 25 years of Greensboro, NC, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Born March 31, 1983 in Rockingham County, NC, he was the son of William Hartsfeld and Sheila Cousino.

                                                                                                • EINEM MARION

                                                                                                  Friday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home , 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Worship Celebration Saturday 11 a.m. at Christ our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd, Livonia, in state 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Project Compassion Ministries or Livonia Woods Chapel Fund or charity of your choice. A memorial message may be left at

                                                                                                • Edith M. Heiden Aug. 25, 1917 - Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                  Edith M. Heiden, age 91 of Dundee, Michigan passed away at 4:05 PM on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Harborside of Sylvania, Ohio. She was born in Dundee Township on August 25, 1917 to Frederick and Eva (Palmer) Spaulding.

                                                                                                  • Elaine E. Hash

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

                                                                                                    • Elsie Marie Seppa

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

                                                                                                      • FREIMAN CLARE C

                                                                                                        September 27, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late Agnes and Joseph. Dearest sister of Agnes, Sister Patricia, Martin (Sandra) Freiman. Predeceased by brother Joseph R., Sister Mary Rose, Father Tom, Regina (Frances) Baker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Clare will be remembered at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church on October 5, 2008 during a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Burial will be in Pittsburgh, PA. For further info please call E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Home at 586-997-3838.

                                                                                                        • 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 .

                                                                                                            • GLAAB MICHAEL F

                                                                                                              Saturday 12:30-9 p.m. and Services Sunday 12 noon all at The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard).

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                                                                                                                "BETTY" September 26, 2008. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Clifford. Dear mother of Linda (Ralph) Cicchini. Dear grandmother of Katy (Aaron) Clark, Chris (Cassie) Cicchini, Anne Marie Cicchini and Angela Cicchini. Also remembered by her brothers Frank (Irene) Pearce and Charles (Ida) Pearce. Memorial Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley (S. of Metro Pky., E. of Groesbeck). Family will receive visitors starting at 10:30 a.m. Tributes to The Macomb County Humane…

                                                                                                                • GOULD IRENE

                                                                                                                  Saturday 2-6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

                                                                                                                  • GREER WILLIAM B

                                                                                                                    67. September 30, 2008. Beloved husband of Charlotte A. Dear father of Randall, Jason, and Todd (Pamala) Greer and step-father of Bobbi (the late Paul) Foster-Kelly, Tracy (Don) Leonatti, and the late Vickie Foster. Dear grandfather of Sgt. Erick (Audra) Foster, Matthew, Jesse Kelly, Autumn and Hunter. Proud great-grandfather of Alexis, Aden, and Ruth Foster. Dear son of the late Walter and the late Mildred. Dear brother of Andy (Cathy), the late Walter, the late Larry, and the late Martha. Funeral Monday…

                                                                                                                    • 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…

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                                                                                                                        • 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 R. Chesney May 10, 1925-Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                            Gordon R. Chesney, 83, of LaSalle passed away October 1 at 1:22 a.m. in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Born May 10, 1925, in Maynardville, TN he was the son of John and Rebecca (Meldabarger) Chesney. He married Wilma Kitts June 28, 1924 in Rossville, GA.

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                                                                                                                              • Harold L. Warner

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

                                                                                                                                • Helen 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 September 26, 2008. She was born October, 20, 1932, in Eldorado, Ill., 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 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 Balyo of Grand Rapids, James Balyo of Grand Blanc, Daniel Blue of Clarkston; sisters, Shirley (Aaron) Burns of Carmi, Ill., Millie (John) Kelly of St. Louis, Mo; also many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Lee Blue; and brother, Raymond Adams. Funeral service

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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...

                                                                                                                                          • Herbert Southwell Jr., 79

                                                                                                                                            Herbert A. Southwell Jr., age 79, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  Mr. Southwell was born in Chicago March 27, 1929 to Herbert A. and Madeline (Lees) Southwell.  After serving in the U.S. Army, he enjoyed a successful business career, serving as president of Wyler Foods in Chicago, and Group Vice President of Bordon Foods in Columbus, OH. Preceding him in death were his wife, Gloria Southwell; and a brother, Donald Southwell. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Anderson)…

                                                                                                                                            • IGLEWICZ HENRY

                                                                                                                                              Beloved husband of Franka. Dearest father of Natalie (Reed) Newland. Beloved grandfather of Edward Leon Newland and Rosa Evelyn Newland. Dearest brother of the late Sarah Iglewicz and the late Zelda Schwartz. Loving uncle of Abe and Esther Schwartz, and Boris (Raja) Iglewicz. Also survived by many loving great-nephews and great-nieces. Services were held Thursday at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park.

                                                                                                                                              • Irene McAllister

                                                                                                                                                McALLISTER, Irene P. - Of Byron, age 97, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Durand Senior Care & Rehab Center. Funeral service 11AM Saturday, October 4, 2008 from the Streeter Funeral Home, Byron. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's paper. Streeter Funeral Home, Byron (810) 266-4611

                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                    • James E. Rees

                                                                                                                                                      James E. Rees, 69, of Ludington, passed away Monday, Sept. 29 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. James was born Aug. 14, 1939 in Ludington, the son of James E. and Gladys I. (Smith) Rees. He was married o...

                                                                                                                                                      • Jean Elinor Lewandoski

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

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                                                                                                                                                          • Jeanne A. Curtis

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

                                                                                                                                                            • Jennie Germond, 82

                                                                                                                                                              Jennie Germond, 82, of Petoskey, passed away in the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Joan Huffman

                                                                                                                                                                    COLDWATER — It was with great courage and elegance that Joan “Gummy” Huffman of Coldwater passed on to the arms of Jesus on Oct. 2, 2008. Joan was the daughter of immigrants from the Netherlands, Garrit and Benita (VanVredenberg) Fisher who have preceded her in death. Joan was married to Thomas Lee Huffman for 54 years; he preceded her in death. Together they had four children Linda (Jerry) Gottschalk who passed away in 1998, Brenda (David) Smith, Tony Huffman who passed away July 15, 2008, and Becky…

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 (Jack) Robert Ritzenthaler Jan. 11, 1931-Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                        Jack left our arms on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 after a courageous ten year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was our hero. He was born on January 11, 1931. The fourth child and only son of John M.

                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 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"

                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                • KIDD WANDA SKARBINSKI

                                                                                                                                                                                  will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. until time of funeral 11 a.m. McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kenneth C. Sautter Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sautter, Kenneth C. age 54. September 30, 2008 of Carleton. Beloved husband of Lisa. Loving father of Robert Rapley, Christi (Michael) Brooks, and Stephanie Rapley. Dearest grandfather of Shannon, Kailey, and Braxton. Dear son Kenneth G.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • LANDIS EDISON

                                                                                                                                                                                      born and raised in Michigan. Loving husband of Donna Landis and former husband of Diane. Beloved father of Don B. Landis, Franklin J. Landis, Katherine M. Hassett, Michael A. Landis. Also survived by six grandsons, one granddaughter, five great grandchildren, and sisters Shirley, Arlene and Judy.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • LINDSTROM CHRISTINE ANNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                96, of Port Huron, formerly of Detroit and Flint, died October 1 2008. Christine was an accomplished pianist and singer. Beloved wife of the late, Ralph P. Lindstrom. Dear mother of JoAnn (Kenneth) Conley of Port Huron; Frederick (Barbara) Lindstrom of Spartanburg, South Carolina and Robert (Kari) Lindstrom of West Bloomfield. A celebration of Christine's life will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2008 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • LaBAERE HENRY R

                                                                                                                                                                                                  is Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. K of C Rosary at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 bks east of VanDyke) Utica. Monday he will lie in state at 9 a.m. until funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 343 S. Main St., Romeo. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MARTINO FRANCESCO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  95. Born Sept. 12, 1912 in Guardia Piemontese, Consenza, Italy. Died Sept. 5, 2008 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Sat., Oct. 4, 2008, 6 p.m. at San Francesco Church, 22870 Nunneley, Clinton Township, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MILLER ROBERT S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beloved husband of Judy Miller. Dear father of Karen (Larry) Farber, Debbie (Jim) Black, and Richard (Sandy) Miller. Loving grandfather of Rachel Fleish, David Fleish, Jennifer Black, Alex Black, Josh, Sami, Kevin and Katie Miller. Brother of Dr. Herbert (Susan) Miller. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES SUNDAY 12 NOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MOBLEY RONALD T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 1, 2008, age 64 of Shelby Township. Beloved husband of 45 years to the late Patsie. Loving father of Kimberly Iannucci (John) and Kelly Mobley (Amer Jajou). Dear grandfather of Nicholas. Brother of Earlene Dodson, Francis Stadnika and the late Jay Mobley and Frankie McCready. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 3-9 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mabel L. Lehndorff Lapeer Mabel L. Lehndorff, 93, of Lapeer for many years, growing up in Rapsom, passed away Wednesday (October 1, 2008). She was born October 14, 1914, in Rapsom, to James and Mary (McFarland) Stickney. She married Alfred Lehndorff on June 12, 1950 at the family farm in Rapsom. Mrs. Lehndorff worked for the Frederick, Marysville and Lapeer school districts for 20 years. She was a teacher at Lapeer West High School in the business department. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing and baking. Mabel was a social person and worked at keeping in touch with friends. She always enjoyed having a cat as a pet and extension of the family. She is survived by his nieces, Linda (Dan) Nyssen of Knoxville, Tenn., Darlene (Tim) Stevenson of Swartz Creek; great-nieces and nephews, Zachary Stevenson, Chad Nyssen, Andrew Nyssen, Sheena Borrie, Adam Stevenson; 7 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Alfred Lehndorff on

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 U.S. 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,  80, of Holland, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, of cancer. Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Sarna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda’s in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she…

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Miles Clair Bash Sept. 14, 1924-Sept. 28, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miles Clair Bash, age 84, of Chandler, Arizona, formerly of Temperance, died Sunday, September 28, at Desert Cove Skilled Nursing Facility in Chandler.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Myrtle Hubbard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Myrtle Hubbard, age 81, of Clinton passed away Oct. 1, 2008, at the home of her daughter.  According to her wishes private services have taken place with burial in Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor. Arrangements were through the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Condolences to the family may be made online at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • NAGY NICKOLAS A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday 2-9 p.m. Masonic Service Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Rd, Brownstown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • NOVAK MARY ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd., Madison Heights, Friday 3-9 p.m. (scripture service at 7 p.m.). The Funeral will be held at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, (enter off Herbert Street) on Saturday with visitation at 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Online condolences can be sent to .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nickolas Nagy Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nagy, Nickolas A. Age 62. September 30, 2008 of Pt. Orange, Florida, formerly of New Boston.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Norma J. Cunningham, 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Norma Jane Cunningham, 101, of Charlevoix, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey surrounded by many of her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 November 21, 1959 in Traverse City. Mr. Conrad served his country in the U.S. 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; 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 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. Carnell July 31, 1923 - Sept. 28, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 31, 1923 from the union of the late Lenon O. Carnell and the late Lucille (Kiene) Carnell. He grew up in Toledo and in 1941 graduated Libbey High School. He married Marilyn Dusseau on September 27, 1964.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SCARNECCHIA IRMA A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 5 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Monday 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass 9 a.m. at St. Matthew, 6201 Whittier (at Harper Avenue), Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SMILEY ELIZABETH

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Selma M. Illikainen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Selma M. Illikainen, 91, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Ironwood, surrounded by family and loved ones.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sister Guigar, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sister Marie Therese Guigar, formerly known as Sister Martin Joseph Guigar, died on Oct. 1, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 80 years of age and in the 61st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Marie Therese was born in Tyre, Mich., to Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Freiburger) Guigar. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Siena Heights College (University) in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stuart E. Forbes Lapeer Stuart E. Forbes, 63, of Lapeer, died suddenly Tuesday (September 30, 2008) at Lapeer Regional Hospital. He was born November 30, 1944, in Marlette, the son of the late Russell and Leota (Heath) Forbes. He married Bess Chambers on April 22, 1972 in Brown City. Mr. Forbes had lived in the Mayfield Twp. for the past 14 years and was previously from the North Branch area. He graduated from Marlette High School in 1963 and served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. Mr. Forbes was a truck driver for G.M. for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Country Christian Church in North Branch. Stuart enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, camping and, most of all, his family. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Pam) Cargill of Shapes Chapel Tenn.; daughters, Kelli (Wayne) Kirby of Marlette, Kerri (Kevin) Murray of North Branch, Katti (Scott) Tabor of Towanda, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in de

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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. 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vina J. Meyers Lapeer Vina J. Meyers, 98, of Lapeer (formerly of Lisle, Ill., and West Branch, Iowa) passed away Tuesday (September 30, 2008). She was born February 26, 1910, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to William and Matilda (Deibner) Waugh. She married Henry M. Meyers on June 10, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa. Vina was a second grade teacher at West Branch Schools in West Branch, Iowa, for 35 years, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards of all kinds. She is survived by her children, Jim (Bonnie) Meyer of Naperville, Mich., Susan (Jim) Grosenbach of Lapeer; grandchildren, Lisa, Stephanie, Kristin; great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Caleb, Nathan, Timmy, Zachery, Austin, Matthew and Lexi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Meyers; granddaughter, Nicole Meyer; parents, William and Matilda Waugh; 2 brothers and a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Funeral services were held Thursday (

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Violet V. Bishop

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beloved wife of the late Clarence Weiner, Ben Cohen, and Ben Koolish. Dear grandmother of Cindy (Jay) Meyer and Jodie (James) Polk. Loving great-grandmother of Seth, Brooke, and Cameron Meyer, Justin and Jessica Polk. Dearest mother of the late Rosalind Weisberg and mother-in-law of Jerry Weisberg. Sister of the late Charles Eichenhorn, Rosie Mekler, Sadie Hurvitz, and Seymour Eichenhorn. GRAVESIDE SERVICES SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. AT MEZERITCHER CEMETERY IN ROSEVILLE. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, (248)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WELSH NELLE (NEE PUIDE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                begins at church 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials to Sisters of Mercy, McAuley Center, 28750 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336, in appreciation for their loving kindness and care. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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