Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/06/08


    at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington, (248-474-5200), Wednesday 5-9 p.m., Thursday 2-9 p.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Memorial tributes suggested to the Charles and Phillip Al-Dairy Education fund.


      at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home of Fraser Wednesday, 3 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. A memorial Mass on Friday in St. Lucy Catholic Church. memorials addressed to Sabrina Black Foundation. Share memories at

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

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          October 5, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Emil. Dear mother of the late Edward (Delores) Arndt. Grandmother of Edward, Elaine (Richard) Buttigieg, Dennis and Christine (Michael) Buckley. Great grandmother of Ryan Sparks. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd., (at Ann Arbor Trail). The family will receive visitors Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Share a Memorial Tribute with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.

          • ASOKLIS AUGUST

            Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with an evening Vigil Service 7:00 pm, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Mr. Asoklis will lie in state Wednesday 9 a.m., at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, until the time of the Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Share memories at

            • Aime Joseph Roy Sept. 4, 1926-Oct. 3, 2008

              Aime Joseph Roy, age 82, of South Rockwood, died October 3, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

              • Alexander Russell

                RUSSELL, Alexander B. - Age 93, of Gaines, formerly of Grand Blanc, died Friday, October 3, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Genesys Hospice. Mr. Russell was born September 5, 1915 in Gladden, PA, the son of Alexander and Annie (Brodie) Russell.…

                • Alice Edith McBriar

                  Alice Edith McBriar, 98, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Lake Ann, Mich. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Alice was born August 15, 1910, in Raisin Township, near Adrian, the second eldest of 12 children, to Charles and Hazel Grace Cutler. Alice left the eighth grade due to the death of her mother to care for her siblings and eventually seek employment. Alice found her true talent was sewing and worked several years in a garment factory. On June 29, 1933, Alice married Ross Bradford in…

                  • Allen Hugh Taylor, 65

                    Allen Hugh Taylor, 65, of Petoskey, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Detroit Medical Center.

                    • Alvin L. Miller

                      Alvin  L. Miller, age 86, of Britton passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at his home. Services at Cover Funeral Home in Dundee. Call (734) 529-3156 for information.

                      • Alvin L. Miller June 2, 1922-Oct. 3, 2008

                        Alvin L. Miller, age 86 of Britton passed away on Friday, October 3, 2008 at his home. He was born in Dundee, Michigan on June 2, 1922 to Walter and Anna (Waterstradt) Miller. He married Ruth E.

                        • 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.

                          • Anna Bell Crummel Sept. 29, 1929 - Oct. 5, 2008

                            Anna Bell Crummel, 79, of Erie passed away October 5 at 5:00 am in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

                            • Anne H. Hansen

                              Anne H. Hansen, 88 years of age, passed from this life, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. She was born July 5, 1920 in Detroit to Frederick and Norma (Stroh) Hansen, the granddaughter of Emil & Anna (Flandermeyer) Stroh. Mr. Stroh became a successful businessman and was the brother of the man who founded the "Stroh" Brewery business; Emil went into the cement business. He founded his own company in LaGrange Co., Indiana. The town was later named "Stroh." Anne spent the…

                              • Annette Claxton

                                Claxton, Annette Marie Clinton, MI Age 50. Died Thursday, October 2, 2008. Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 220 Brown St., Clinton, Michigan with Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrant. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The family will receive friends at Janowiak Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Monday from 9 until time of Mass. Please read her comp[lete obituary and…

                                • Annette Marie Claxton

                                  Annette Marie Claxton, age 50, of Clinton died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. She was born Aug. 24, 1958, the daughter of Harold B. and Marietta (Thibodeau) Ayotte. On Aug. 22, 1986, she married Ervin Ron Claxton at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Detroit and he survives. Annette was an active member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Clinton. She worked in partnership with her husband, Ron, at C.T. Mechanical. She was also a member of the Clinton Child Study Club. Survivors include her husband, Ron; her…

                                  • 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.

                                        • Aura Schaefer

                                          SCHAEFER, Aura Jeane - Age 73, of Durand, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Memorial Hospital of Owosso. A Memorial Service will be 3PM Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. The family will receive friends 12PM Sunday until time of service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in Aura's memory. Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

                                          • BALDIGA EDWARD MARION

                                            Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. (Rosary at 7 p.m.) at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R Rd, Madison Heights. There will be visitation Thursday starting at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral at 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Church, Clawson. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Online Condolences can be sent to:

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                                              • BRAUN VERNOR E

                                                Wednesday 3-8 p.m. Memorials to the Salvation Army.

                                                • BRIGGS RICHARD G

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                                                • BUTLER MITCHELL KENNETH

                                                  Wednesday 2-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman), Livonia.

                                                  • Bernice Finney

                                                    Bernice Finney, 88, of Bay City, died at home Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

                                                    • 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.

                                                      • Beverly Ann Cooper

                                                        • Boyd C. Baird, 82

                                                          TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Judge Boyd C. Baird passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, in Traverse City, Mich.

                                                          • Brent G. Burnside

                                                            Brent G. Burnside, age 47, of Bronson, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room, after being stricken at home with an apparent heart attack. He was born May 1, 1961 in Sturgis, son of Gordon and Suette (Rinehart) Burnside, and was a lifelong Bronson area resident. He graduated from Bronson High School in 1979 and had first worked at the former Bronson Plastics Co. in Bronson. For the past several years, he was a supervisor at Crocker Limited Camo-Plast in Coldwater. He…

                                                            • Bruce L. Tomlin

                                                              Bruce L. Tomlin, 56, of Lynchburg, Va., died suddenly Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. He was born Dec. 20, 1951, in Bridgeton, N.J., to Janet Terry Tomlin and the late Lester Tomlin.  He grew up in Camden, S.C, and was a graduate of Camden High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and was employed with BWXT Technologies in Lynchburg where he was the Senior Principal Engineer.  He married Cindy Garmon of Adrian on June 10, 2006. Bruce was an avid golfer and deep…

                                                              • CAMPBELL GERALD BERTRAM

                                                                "POPS" A long-time Detroit typographer and calligrapher Gerald B. Campbell, 86, has died in Henderson, Nevada, a week after suffering a stroke. Born in Lansdowne, New Brunswick, Canada, on September 23rd, 1922, he graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1940. During World War II he served with the Second Armored Division and saw combat in N. Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and at the Battle of the Bulge. He became the president of the Graphic Artists Guild in 1968, and taught typography and calligraphy…

                                                                • CHIELENS SHIRLEY C

                                                                  Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc, 22412 Overlake Dr., St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions to the Capuchins appreciated. Light a Candle and Share a Memory at

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                                                                    • CORACE PATRICIA E (NEE HARVEY)

                                                                      Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 28301 Little Mack (S. of Martin). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Fr. Solanus Center preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at

                                                                      • COURTNEY JAMES O

                                                                        begins at 10:30 a.m. at church. Burial at Acacia Park Cemetery. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                        • COYLE GERALD D

                                                                          2-8 p.m. Service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Memorials suggested to Mercy Cranbrook Hospice Care.

                                                                          • Carl Kenneth Lunn Aug. 4, 1932-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                            Carl Kenneth Lunn died September 29th, 2008 from complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis and went to see his Heavenly Father. Carl spent his last days at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Born August, 4, 1932 in Payne, OH.

                                                                            • Carol Marie (Bewell) Meads

                                                                              Carol Marie (Bewell) Meads died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.

                                                                              • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

                                                                                Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating.

                                                                                • Catherine 'Cathy' Andre

                                                                                  Catherine "Cathy" Andre, 56, of Niles, died at Silverbrook Manor on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.

                                                                                  • Cecil Venzke June 7, 1922 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                    Cecil Venzke, 86 yrs, of Petersburg, died Sunday morning at Fountain View of Monroe. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Tuesday from 1-8 P.M. Funeral services will be private, with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg.

                                                                                    • Colleen Wogomon

                                                                                      Colleen Wogomon, age 82, of Colon, Mich., passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Fairview Living Center in Centreville. Colleen was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Elkhart, Ind., a daughter of the late Clinton and Catherine (Shaw) Kissinger. On October 10, 1943, she married Francis D. Wogomon in Elkhart, Ind., and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1985. Colleen had made her home in Colon since 1983, coming from Elkhart. She was a homemaker, a member of the Colon United Methodist Church and loved to cook and…

                                                                                      • Consuelo Gonzalez Salazar, 91

                                                                                        Consuelo Gonzalez VDA de Salazar, age 91, of Hualahuises, Nuevo Leon, Mexico died on Friday, October 3, 2008 at her home in Holland. She was born in Mexico and came to the Holland area in 1969. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Federico Salazar, a daughter Dolores DeLuna and son Jesus Salazar. She is survived by her sons and daughters: Manuel and Irasema Salazar of Holland, Raul Salazar of Holland, Josefina and Ramiro Martinez of Mexico,…

                                                                                        • Craig J. VanSingel Sr.

                                                                                          • D. Louise Kline, 80

                                                                                            D. Louise Kline, 80, of Mancelona, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at home.

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                                                                                              • DYE-SCOT JACQUELINE LAURA

                                                                                                Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 30, 2008 at the age of 48. Jacquline, wife of Leroy Scott, beloved daughter of Jack and Lovie McClarty, loving mother of Jerome, Charmaine, Angela, Lovie, MarYona, Damaine, stepchildren Keisha and Mark, grandmother of Rayshanda, Kenneath, Jerome Jr, Wesley Jr, DeArra, Daleesa, Nahshon, Thomas, Phillip also survived by four brothers, Edward, Lester, Jerry and Charles (who preceded her in death). Service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11 a.m. at…

                                                                                                • Daniel Michalak

                                                                                                  Michalak, Daniel D. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Michalak passed away Friday afternoon, October 3, 2008 at Brian's House, age 83 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                                                • Danny Blakely

                                                                                                  BLAKELY, Danny Michael - Age 54, of Flint, died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at home. Funeral Services will be 1PM Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. Visitation will be 2-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's paper.

                                                                                                  • Dante Pricco

                                                                                                    BESSEMER, Mich. -- Dante Pricco, 94, of Bessemer, died Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008.

                                                                                                    • David Charles Boodt II

                                                                                                      David Charles Boodt II, 19, of White Pigeon, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, on Centreville-Constantine Road in Florence Township from injuries sustained in an automobile-pedestrian accident. Relatives and friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services are at 4 p.m. Thursday with the Chaplain Dan Lane officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Burial of the cremains and a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m.…

                                                                                                      • David Knight Sr.

                                                                                                        David Knight Sr., age 73, of Clinton died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home.

                                                                                                        • David V. Raddatz, 53

                                                                                                          David V. Raddatz, 53, of Onaway and Petoskey, died on Oct. 4, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.

                                                                                                          • Deborah Kay Yinger

                                                                                                            Deborah Kay Yinger  of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born April 4, 1957 in Hillsdale the daughter of Frederick and Rosalie (Winchell) Northrup. She is survived by her husband, William P. Yinger whom she married on Feb. 4, 1979. She is also survived by five children, Greg (Amy) Spahr, June (Brad) Palmer, William Jr. Yinger, Bobby (Tiffany) Yinger and Tommy Yinger all of Hillsdale; seven grandchildren; her mother, Rosalie Northrup;…

                                                                                                            • Delia M. Austin Nov. 28, 1911-Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                              Delia M. Austin, age 96 of Dundee, passed away at 7:50 PM, Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio.

                                                                                                              • Delia M. Austin Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                Delia M. Austin, 96, of Dundee died Thursday night at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Arrangements by Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.

                                                                                                                • Dennis S. Taylor

                                                                                                                  Dennis S. Taylor, 53, of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly following surgery on Friday, Oct. 3. Dennis was a young man who loved to ski in Colorado where he resided from 1974 to 2000. He enthusiastic...

                                                                                                                  • Destiny Nicolle Monhollen Lapeer Destiny Nicolle Monhollen, September 30, 2008 - October 1, 2008. She was born in Lapeer to David Monhollen and Tionya Bazan. She is survived by her parents, David and Tionya; brothers, Dominic, Dawson, Justin and Jonathon; sister, Jericka; grandparents, John and Karen White, Tony and Danielle Bazan; aunts, Melissa Tracy, Genelle Trischler, Krystal Bazan, Kayce Bazan, Kristen Bazan, Kari Bazan, Kortney Bazan; uncle, Jesse Bazan; also many loving cousins. Even though she was only here for a short moment, Destiny's love will remain in our hearts forever. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Sunday (October 5, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, downtown Lapeer. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday (October 6, 2008) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446. Pastor John Kaiser will be officiating. www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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                                                                                                                    • 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 E. Biggings, 70

                                                                                                                        CHEBOYGAN - Donald E. Biggings, age 70 of Cheboygan, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 surrounded by his loving wife and family.

                                                                                                                        • Donald E. Doner 76

                                                                                                                          CHEBOYGAN - Donald E. Doner age 76 of Cheboygan passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

                                                                                                                          • Donald L. Powell

                                                                                                                            Donald Lewis Powell, age 73, of White Pigeon, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Three Rivers Health Emergency Room. He was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Jefferson, Texas, a son of the late Turner T. and Hattie (Poplin) Powell. Donald has been a resident of this area since 1986, moving here from Texas.  He retired from ARCH Workshop where he had been employed for several years.  Donald loved to travel and enjoyed collecting John Deer tractors, working with his father on the farm and tinkering…

                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                              • Dorothy Boerner

                                                                                                                                Dorothy E. Boerner, 95, of Ludington, died Sunday, Oct. 5 at Oakview Medical Facility. Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at St. Simon Catholic Church....

                                                                                                                                • Dorothy P. Fortier Lapeer Dorothy P. Fortier, 85, of Lapeer (formerly of Clio and Mt. Morris), went to be with her Lord Tuesday (September 30, 2008), surrounded by her family and her loving husband of 63 years, Asa Fortier. She was born August 27, 1923, in Flint, to Fred C. Russell and Euliala (Oviatt) Russell. Dorothy graduated from Beecher High School in 1942. She was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. Dorothy and Asa raised their family in Clio and retired to Zephyrhills, Fla., for several years before moving back to Clio and then to Lapeer. She was active as a youth worker at First Baptist Church in Mt. Morris for many years and was also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Otisville and First Baptist Church in Lapeer. The family would like to say a special thank you to Brian's house Hospice in Davison for their kindness and help during this time. She is survived by her husband, Asa of Lapeer; daughters, Carla (Merrill) Corlew of Davison, Kay (Ronald) Harc

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                                                                                                                                  • Edna Septrion

                                                                                                                                    Edna H. Septrion, 93, of Cadillac, formerly of Ludington, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was born August 18, 1915 in Wexford County to Leon and Ella (Roberts) Griffes. She mar...

                                                                                                                                    • Ellis ‘Elly’ Berndt

                                                                                                                                      Ellis “Elly” Berndt, age 91, of 340 NW 24th Court, Pompano Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Holy Cross Hospital. He was born July 24, 1917, in Tipton, to Charles and Mary Berndt. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1935, and the U.S Navy School of Horology in 1943. He married Belladean “Susie” Baer on Aug. 11, 1940. Surviving are his half sister, Margaret Cady, and his two daughters and their husbands, Sally and Oliver Marcotte of Bloomfield Hills, and Judy and Michael Walls of…

                                                                                                                                      • Elsie Marie Seppa

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

                                                                                                                                        • Ermal Reed, 95

                                                                                                                                          Ermal Thomas Reed, age 95, of Holland, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at Dimondale Nursing Care Center. She was born in Sewal, Iowa and raised in Corydon, Iowa. Ermal married and raised her family in Riverside, Illinois. After her husband's retirement they moved to Holland, where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duke Emerson Reed in 1984; sons, Carter Reed in 1986, and Gordon Reed in 1988; and a stepdaughter, Anita Ahrens in 2006. Surviving are…

                                                                                                                                          • Eve Steere

                                                                                                                                            Eve Steere passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 3 at the age of 89.

                                                                                                                                            • FEIGHAN GLADYS F (NEE STEWART)

                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Kieran Church, 53600 Mound (S. of 25 Mile) until Mass, 11:00 a.m. Donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Capuchin Soup Kitchen are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                              • FLYNN ELLEN MARIE (PELTIER)

                                                                                                                                                Age 73 passed away peacefully on October 5, 2008, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous ten year battle with ovarian cancer. Ellen was born on August 4, 1935 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to the late Mary (Ameel) and Stanley Peltier. She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, James Austin Flynn and their five beloved children; James Patrick (Colleen) Flynn, Kathleen Ann (Richard) Galbraith, Thomas Joseph Flynn, Robert Francis Flynn, and Christine Marie (Brian) Hickey. The brightest light…

                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                  • Frederick A. Schmitz

                                                                                                                                                    Frederick A. Schmitz, of Pewamo, age 83, loving husband, father, grandfather and loving person passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                    • Gerald P. Buckingham

                                                                                                                                                      Services for Gerald P. Buckingham, 68, of Dundee, will be at 6 p.m. this Sunday at Cover Funeral Home in Dundee, not on Oct. 12 as was listed in Friday's obituary.

                                                                                                                                                      • Gerald P. Buckingham Feb. 15, 1940-Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                        Gerald P. Buckingham, age 68 of Dundee, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2008. He became ill at home and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor where he passed away.

                                                                                                                                                        • HAYASHI CYNTHIA L (BUNDRANT) ROOS

                                                                                                                                                          Passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2008 in Austin, Texas at South Austin Hospital. She was 50 years old. She was born on September 5, 1958 in El Paso, Texas. She spent her childhood and teenage years in Lubbock and Austin, Texas. Other locations of her prior residence include Gwinn, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Novi, Michigan. She was a dedicated mother and wife as well as wonderful friend to all those who came in contact with her. Zest for life and charity she displayed continuously…

                                                                                                                                                          • HENNES BETTE JANE

                                                                                                                                                            October 4, 2008, age 85 of Wayne. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear daughter of the late Nola & Edward Henke. Dear sister of the late Warren & Walter Henke. Adored aunt of Deborah Davis, Mary Amann, Martha Henke & Maureen Henke. Loving great aunt of Kimberly Keigley, Courtney Davis, Lindsey Davis, Lindsay Amann and Lauren Amann. Bette was a retiree of Ford Motor Company, Wayne Assembly Plant with 49 years of service. Funeral Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd.,…

                                                                                                                                                            • HORISKI KENNETH L

                                                                                                                                                              at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica, Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Family request donations to the American Cancer Society. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery. Please share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                              • Harietta Trosin, 84

                                                                                                                                                                GAYLORD, Mich. - Harietta Trosin, 84, of Wolverine, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Mich..

                                                                                                                                                                • Harley Ray Rhodes

                                                                                                                                                                  Harley Ray Rhodes, age 77, of Hudson, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. He was born March 10, 1931, in Delta, Ohio, the son of Perry and Della (Hartman) Rhodes. In January of 1960, he married Helen Rush and she preceded him in death in 1995. Harley is survived by three brothers, Bill Osterhout and his wife, Harriet, of Florida, Floyd Osterhout and his wife, Marilyn, of Napoleon, Mich.,  and Don Eicher of Bowling Green, Ohio; two sisters, Evelyn Langanderfer of Delta, Ohio, and…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Harold E. Cupp

                                                                                                                                                                    Harold E. Cupp, age 93, of Colon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas. Harold was born April 6, 1915, in Colon, a son to the late John & Hattie (Copenhafer) Cupp. Harold graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1933. On Oct. 30, 1935, he married Molly C. Moord in Centreville. She preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2007. Harold had lived in the Mendon and Colon area all his life, where he had farmed. He and Molly had also wintered in Florida…

                                                                                                                                                                    • Helen Czubak, 84

                                                                                                                                                                      Helen Czubak, age 84, of Holland, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at her home in Holland. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  She moved to Holland in the early 1970's with her husband, Al.     Her family includes her husband of 61 years, Albin S. Czubak of Holland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at The Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 29 East 9th Street, Holland, with wake prayers to be held at 3:45 p.m. Burial…

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 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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                                                                                                                                                                          • Hulda Marie Lehtomaki

                                                                                                                                                                            Hulda Marie Lehtomaki, age 93, of Clinton, formerly of Ypsilanti, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Ypsilanti. She was born May 18, 1915, in Paynesville, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Hilma (Pelkola) Hill. On April 7, 1935, she married Toivo Albert Lehtomaki of Marquette, and he preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1990. Hulda was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ypsilanti, for many years. In her later years she lived in Clinton, and during that time attended the Clinton United…

                                                                                                                                                                            • IN LOVING MEMORY OF April Ridley Scott 1972-2008 April, remembering you on your Birthday Oct. 7th. We miss you every moment of every day. We will all be together again in Heaven someday. We love you Mom, Theron, your special cousin Robin, all of your family and friends.

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                                                                                                                                                                              • Iris Davis, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Iris Davis, age 75, of Grand Haven, passed away October 5, 2008.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven and worked in the Ottawa County Republican Headquarters in Holland. Survived by her husband, Charles; children, Jennifer (Duke) De Leeuw of West Olive, and Jeffrey (Brenda) Davis of Holland; four grandchildren, Erin, Ian, Cy and Sophia De Leeuw.  The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church.  Friends may meet the family 7-9…

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                  • JENNINGS-GREEN ROSA LEE

                                                                                                                                                                                    October 2, 2008. Beloved mother of Paul (Geraldine). Memorial service, Wednesday, October 8th, 7p.m. at Galilee Gospel Center, 17187 Wyoming.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • JOHNSON GERALD T

                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 79, December 20, 1928 - October 5, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Priscilla. Loving father of Susan (Gary) Schroka, Steven, Katherine (Paul) Barrieault, Karen (Phillip) Figlioli. Proud grandfather of Nichole, Brandon (Gwendlyn), Jacob, Benaiah, Brooklynn, Myles and Benjamin. Dear brother of Cyril and the late Uriel, Bernice and Claude. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In state Thursday 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church and School, 11701 E. Twelve…

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • James B. Payne Oct. 13, 1910-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                          James B. Payne, 97, of Monroe, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday at Brookdale Senior Living, Monroe, where he had resided since February 2004. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Rev.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jannette J. Skiba

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jannette J. Skiba of Reading passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1971 in Carson City, Nevada the daughter of Gordy and Mary (Calderwood) Goss. She is survived by her husband, George Skiba whom she married on Nov. 13, 1993. She is also survived by her two sons, Jacob and Robert “Bobby” Skiba; parents, Gordy and Mary Goss of Euclair, Wis.; grandmother, Theresa (Walt) Calderwood; one brother, Jason (Maria) Goss; one sister, Billie-Jo Hazelton all of Euclair, Wis. and…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jean Elinor Lewandoski

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jeanne A. Curtis

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joe Slazyk

                                                                                                                                                                                                    LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. -- After a short, intense battle with cancer, Joe Slazyk, 77, has begun yet another great adventure. On Oct. 1, 2008, he died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Minocqua, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 Nankee

                                                                                                                                                                                                        John “Jack” Nankee, 80, of Fountain, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. Jack was born on Jan. 15, 1928 in Victory Township to Otto W. and Loretta (Furlong) Nankee, and attend...

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John P. Bartkowiak

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John R. 'Jack' Bertagnoli

                                                                                                                                                                                                            HURLEY, Wis. -- John R. "Jack" Bertagnoli, 86, of 306 9th Ave. N., Hurley, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2008, in Hurley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Josephine Oleniczak

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Josephine Oleniczak, 88, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 2. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Joyce A. Barrett Jan. 30, 1930 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Joyce A. Barrett, age 78, of Ida, MI passed away, Sunday, October 5, 2008 in her home. Joyce was born January 30, 1930 in Mayville, MI the daughter of the late Leonard and Lucille (Walker) Mikesell.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Juella Bolks, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Juella A. Bolks, age 88, of Holland, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at Tendercare Nursing Center.  She was born September 12, 1920 in Overisel to Raymond and Anna (Hoekje) Maatman and has been a lifelong resident of the area.  Juella had been employed as a bookkeeper, rural mail carrier and school bus driver.  She married Myron Bolks on February 27, 1941.  Juella was a lifelong member of the Dunningville Reformed Church and was a member of Evergreen Commons Senior Center.  She is survived by her…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KAJDER HELEN C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 4, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Albert S. Dear mother of Larry G. (Kay), Dennis J. (Suzanne) and Linda M. (David) Sibel. Also survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (At Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 1-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Friday 9 a.m. at St. Peter and St. Paul Church, 7685 Grandville, (N. of Warren Ave., E. of Evergreen Rd.) until 9:30 a.m. Mass. Share a Memorial Tribute with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • KOST THOMAS EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • KRAWCZYK CONSTANCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary Service at 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. In state Wednesday at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 13534 Colson, Dearborn from 9:30 a.m. until her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, mass intentions to the church or memorials may be made to Hospice in her honor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kathryn E. Gibson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kathryn E. Gibson, age 88, of Britton, died on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Arbor Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 14, 1920, in Britton, the daughter of John and Minnie (Rendel) Gittus. She was married to Robert Gibson, and he preceded her in death in March 1994. Kate was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was very active and served as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a life member of Tecumseh O.E.S. #51, where she held many points. Kate was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kathryn Gibson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kathryn Gibson, age 88, of Britton died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. Arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kelly Lee McQuillian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kelly Lee McQuillian, age 49, of Ishpeming and formerly of Lyons passed away at his residence Aug. 14, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kenneth Carl Nylander Grand Blanc Kenneth Carl Nylander, Age 69, of Grand Blanc, passed away Sunday (September 28, 2008) surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 6, 1938 in Flint, to Carl and May Nylander. He married Phyllis Main in 1961 and they enjoyed 47 happy years together. Kenneth attended Grand Blanc High School and U of M Flint. He was employed by General Motors for 25 years and EDS for 10 years, before retiring in 1995. He was a charter member of the Goodrich Lions Club and chaired the food basket drive for many years. He served 8 years on the Goodrich School Board. He was a long standing member of Goodrich United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and heading the pastie making team. He was a member of the Swedish organization VASA, Viking Lodge 730. He loved to travel with his family and spend time at the family cottage on Otsego Lake. He enjoyed golf and a good book and was a "pun"-loving father. Ken was the ultimate family man an

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kenneth Frank Beckhorn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kenneth Frank Beckhorn, age 85, of Ionia, passed away Oct. 5, 2008 in Ionia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kenneth R. Misner, 61

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kenneth R. Misner, 61, of Harbor Springs, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LOCKHART SAUNDRA E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 2, 2008, age 59. Beloved wife of the late Clinton. Loving mother of Lisa Lockhart-Keyes, David Lockhart and Clinton Lockhart. Dear grandmother of Dorian, Eden, Olivia, and Donovan. Niece of Esther Howze and Theodore Anderson, Jr. Daughter of Elaine and the late Edward Simmons. Memorial service Wednesday 1 p.m. at Zion Christian Church, 3668 Livernois, Troy, A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LeVEQUE MAGDALENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 88 of Douglas died Sunday, October 05, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, and two sons, Victor and Ronnie. Surviving is her caregiver, Alan McPhail, and nephews and nieces. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father Chris Steinle officiating. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens. Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lewis W. C. Renner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lewis W. C. Renner, age 69, of Adrian, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Herrick Medical Center. Lewis was born March 3, 1939, in Adrian, the son of Louis and Geraldine (Ames) Renner. He graduated from Adrian High School with the class of 1957. On Sept. 20, 1958, Lewis married Irene Cowen in Adrian. Lewis worked for Hadden Tire, Lenawee Tire and Goodyear Tire for several years. For the past 32 years, Lewis, along with his wife and sons, has owned and operated L&I Tire Service. In…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lloyd D. Irish, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lloyd D. Irish, Jr. of North Adams passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. He was born Aug. 28, 1946 in Gaylord the son of Lloyd, Sr. and Doris (Taylor) Irish. He is survived by his wife, Loise Jean Irish; children, Todd (Trisha) Irish of Hanover, Tim (Tina) Wagner of Somerset  and Tom (Brenda) Blair of Horton; step-children, Regina (Niles) Johnston of Jonesville, Barbara (Steve Scott) Holbrook of Jerome, James Holbrook of Hillsdale, Brett (Chelsey) Holbrook of Hillsdale and Aaron Holbrook of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lois Corrine Hobley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lois Corrine Hobley, 78, of Jackson, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., beloved mother and sister, went home to be with Jesus Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. She was the beloved daughter of Mary and Denver Carter, born Jan. 10, 1930, in Detroit. Lois is survived by three daughters, Becky (Richard) Yurgel, Bettye Held and Mary (Rick) Buehrle; eight grandchildren, Billy, Richard, Alisha, Matthew, Brianna, Christopher, Richard and Tyler; three great-grandchildren, Shali, Kaitlyn and Logan; sister, Martha Osborne;…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lorraine Boldt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lorraine Boldt, aged 77, of Hudsonville, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008. Services are pending. A complete obituary will be in Monday's Grand Rapids Press. VANDERLAAN-HUDSONVILLE www.vanderlaanfuneralhome.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lorraine Boldt, 77

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lorraine (Wabeke) Boldt, aged 77, of Hudsonville, went to be with her Heavenly Father as a result of accidental injuries on Friday, October 3, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Boldt.  She is survived by her children, Cindy and Wim Kruisselbrink, Bonnie and Bob DeRoo, Greg and Barb Boldt, Scott Boldt, Tammi and Jerry Victory.  She was a special gramma to Jordan and Lee-Ann Kruisselbrink, Todd and Melissa Kruisselbrink, Kurt Kruisselbrink, Lori and Bob Harrison, Lisa and Brad…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Louise Irene Avery, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louise Irene Avery, 92, of Petoskey, died Oct. 5, 2008, at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lucille G. Sivits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lucille G. Sivits, of Parchment, Mich., and formerly of White Pigeon, Mich., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, following an extended illness. She was born on Gourdneck Lake in Vicksburg, Mich., a daughter to Arthur and Florence (Hartman) Tessin. She attended Lake Center and Vicksburg schools and was a Parchment resident coming from White Pigeon where she lived for many years. She lived her early life with her Grandma Lincoln who played an important part in her life. On…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MAURICE EUGENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "GENE" R. Age 75, October 4, 2008 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Janice. Loving father of Renee Dillon, Craig, Keith (Judy) and Shelly (Jeff) Starr. Caring grandpa of Shane, Ryan, Daniel, Brayden and Sierra. Much loved brother of Dolores Lee and Geraldine (Edward) Oljace. Gene will be missed by many relatives and friends. In state at the Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Tuesday 5-9 p.m., Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lincoln…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MIKELSAVAGE JOHN W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "MIKE" of Madison Heights; born Christmas Day 1924, passed away October 4, 2008. John worked in sales for many years. He was a WWII Army veteran, serving in the Battle of the Bulge. He lived in the Detroit area most of his life. Aviation and cars were two of his passions. He was proud of being an AA member for over 30 years. John was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Sophie (Yurgutis) Mikelsavage, his brother Stanley, sister Grace Churbock, and daughter Teresa Wilhelm. He is survived…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 her 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Magdalene LeVeque, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Magdalene LeVeque, age 88, of Douglas, died Sunday, October 5, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; and two sons, Victor and Ronnie. Surviving are her caregiver, Alan McPhail; and nephews and nieces. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father Chris Steinle officiating. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens. Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Dykstra…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marilyn Bonner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BONNER, Marilyn Lou (Keesler) - Age 81, resident of Fenton for nearly 30 years, formally of Flint, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, October 4, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Fenton, 503 S. Leroy St., Fenton with Rev. Larry McMellen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Linden. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until the time of service at the church. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marion I. Baker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marion Isabell Baker, age 88, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 1, 1920,  in Schoolcraft, Mich., a daughter of Ellis and Bille (Cobb) Butler. Mrs. Baker was a long time resident of Three Rivers. She worked as a bank teller for several years and enjoyed raising her children and being a homemaker. Marion was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenneth R. Baker.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marjorie J. Ballantine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marjorie June Ballantine, 87, of 1301 Cato Lane, Sturgis, Mich., died Sept. 28, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village, following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Arrangements are by the Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mark A. Grant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark A. Grant lost his fight with cancer on Sept. 20, 2008, at Williamson Medical Center in Tennessee. He was born in Loma Linda, Calif. on Sept. 29, 1962. He was raised in Hillsdale and graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1980. After graduation he moved back to California where he worked for and later purchased Foster’s Appliance. Four years ago he sold the business and moved to Lewisburg, Tenn. and semi-retired. Bored with retirement, he went to work for Marshall County Courthouse as a Deputy Clerk…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marvin A. Navarre Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marvin A. Navarre, 87, of Monroe died at 2:19 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marvin A. Navarre May 14, 1921-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marvin A. Navarre, 87, of Monroe died at 2:19 a.m. Friday at the home of his loving daughter Janice Jordan. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary A. McCammon Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary A. McCammon, 89, of Monroe died at 9:16 p.m. Thursday in the emergency room at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Belle Withey Died Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Belle Withey, 95, of North Port, Fla., formerly of South Rockwood, died Wednesday at Quality Health Care Center in Nort Port. Arrangements pending with Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Rockwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Magdalen Reid McPherson, 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Magdalen Reid McPherson, 101, of Petoskey, was born on Dec. 31, 1906, and went home to the Lord on Oct. 5, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary McCammon Aug. 1, 1938-Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary McCammon, age 89, of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008 in Monroe after a short illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McCLOSKEY CAROL J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Born on July 2, 1948, in South Bend, Indiana, Carol died at her home in Grosse Pointe Woods on September 25, 2008, from the effects of multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease that she courageously battled during the last 25 years of her life. She graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1962 at the top of her class, from the University of Michigan in 1966, and from Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, in 1982. Until she was forced to retire 1999 due to the ravages of multiple sclerosis, Carol…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McMILLIN JOHNSON DOROTHY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 96, former Grosse Pointe and Sarasota, FL resident, died April 11, 2008. Dorothy was born on a farm in Indiana and had vivid memories of the arrival of cars, the radio, indoor plumbing, etc. She moved to Detroit and worked as an RN at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. While there, she met Henry Ford and helped Detroit Catcher Mickey Cochrane recover from a knee injury. In 1936 Dorothy met attorney Kenneth McMillin and in 1937 they married. Between 1937 and 1954 the couple lived in 11 different homes in 8…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McSHANE MARION E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday 2-9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 Canton Center Rd., Canton. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 48755 Warren Rd., Canton. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Fathers. www.mccabefuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Memorial service: Mary N. Gordon 1918-2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A memorial celebration for Mary N. Gordon will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • NOE LAWRENCE J JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Instate Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Kensington Community Church, 1825 E. Square Lake Rd., (at John R.), Troy until time of service 11 a.m. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nicole McClain Liechty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nicole McClain Liechty, 32, of Thibodaux, La., died in the early morning hours on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. Nicole was born May 11, 1976 in Flat Rock, to Brad and Patricia Ryan McClain. Visitation will take place from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at the St. Joseph Cathedral in Thibodaux, La., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. She is survived by her husband Peter Liechty, M.D.; her parents Brad and Patricia Ryan McClain; her mother-in-law Rita Liechty; grandparents William “Bill” and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Norine Gratz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Norine E. Gratz, aged 80, of Dorr Twp., passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Parish Rosary will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Visitation Church in New Salem (please meet at church) with Fr. Stephen Rodrigo as Celebrant. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Visitation Education Fund. Family will greet relatives and friends 6 to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Norma I. Bolton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • OSTDIEK CARLTON PAUL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 67, of Clarkston. October 4, 2008. Loving husband of Karen for 30 years. Dear father of Adam Christopher, Kristin Marie, and the late Laura Eileen. Brother of Noreen (Lawrence) Bradford and David (Kathleen) Ostdiek. Carlton was a Notre Dame Alumni and the CEO of Henderson Glass. Funeral Mass Thursday, October 9, 2008, 10 a.m. with an in state of 9:30 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PEARSON GARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mass at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PORTER EDWARD A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be at St. Hubert's Catholic Church, Harrison Township, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 9th. Memorial contributions may be made in Edward's name to the Knights of Columbus or the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, Toledo, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.ansberg-west.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Patricia Joan Schubel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Peter David Baron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PETERSBURG, Alaska -- Peter David Baron, 44, beloved son of James and Sally Baron, cherished brother to Jeff, Jim, Joe, Judy and Maureen, has left this world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RADDATZ DAVID V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              53, formerly of Melvindale, October 4, 2008. Survivied by wife Sonja; a sister, two stepsons, four granddaughters and great grandson. Contributions to Sonja Raddatz. Arrangements by the Chagnon Funeral Home. www.chagnonfh.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RINSCHEID NANCY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8½ Mile. Funeral 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. www.schultzfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RUDUS ELSIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 6, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Alexander. Dearest mother of Sandra (Jim) Crenshaw and Arlene (Dan) Tylutki. Loving grandmother of Jim Crenshaw, Sarah (Jeff) Greskowiak, Sharon (Alan) Robinson, and Amy (John) Hale. Dear sister of Nina (Zig) Kuprianiak and the late Walter (Helen) Zinchook. Family will receive friends Wednesday 1-8 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski & Son Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUGGIRELLO MARY R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 2-8:30 with a Rosary 7:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until Mass 10:00 am at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Childrens Research. www.ahpeters.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard C. ‘Bob’ Welden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard C. “Bob” Welden, 88, of Jonesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Drews Village Green in Hillsdale. He was born at his parents farm home north of Jonesville on Dec. 20, 1919.  He was the son of William and Zella (Borden) Welden. He was married to Joyce L. McKay of Jonesville on June 22, 1941 and were together for over 61 years. They lived on Cranberry Lake Road in one of the Welden family farms. His parents, wife and infant preceded him in death. Mr. Welden graduated from Jonesville…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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, Mich., the son of Jesse and Ella Wertenberger. He married Violet Breitner on Sept. 28, 1940, in Summerfield Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Mich. 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, Mich.; two granddaughters, Karinya…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robbie Lee Robison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert Eugene Laurie, 76

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert Eugene Laurie, 76, of Boyne City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert G. Kollmorgen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert G. Kollmorgen, 95, of Coldwater, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at the Morning Glory Adult Foster Care in Coldwater. Robert was born Aug. 29, 1913 in Coldwater, to Frederick and Minnie (Addicks) Kollmorgen. Robert was married to Ruth Lucille Huegli for 56 years; they were married on April 12, 1941 in Coldwater. She preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1997. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a former member of St Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater. In 1935, he…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Robert Osborn Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert Lyle Osborn Sr., 85, of Bear Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 2. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert ‘Roy’ Warne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert “Roy” Warne, 68, of Jonesville, passed away Thursday, Oct.  2, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was the very first baby born in the Hillsdale Community Health Center on Feb. 14, 1940,  to Robert H. and Dorothy (Wagner) Warne. He was married May 19, 1973 to  Kathleen Mick and she survives in Jonesville. Roy was a graduate of North Adams High School in 1958 and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era. After college graduation, he plied his trade as a dental…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ronald Wierda, 66

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ronald Wierda, 66, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 05, 2008 at Hospice House of Holland. Ron was born October 29, 1941 in Holland, Michigan to William and Evelyn Wierda.  He graduated from Holland High School and worked until retirement at GE’s Holland facility.  Ron also served in the U.S. Army in the mid 1960’s.  He was a lifelong member of Montello Park Christian Reformed Church.  Ron was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Rodney Haan, in 1987.  Ron is…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ronnie Hackett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ronnie E. Hackett, 76, of Ludington, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon. He was born June 27, 1932 in Ludington. He married June Thorne in 1952 and she preceded him in de...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Russell E. Mull

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Russell E. Mull, 93, formerly of Camden, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 at Drews Place, Coldwater.  Born Nov. 7, 1914, in Deshler, Ohio, to Wilmer and Mabel (Russell) Mull, he was owner and agent/broker of the Mull-Clevenger Insurance Agency in Camden. Russell was a former member and president of the Camden-Frontier School Board, a former member of the Hillsdale County Intermediate School District, and a member of the Camden Telephone Board. He was a very active church and board member of the Camden…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SKELLY MILDRED WEISS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beloved wife of the late Alvin Skelly. Dear mother of Dr. Selden (Diane) Skelly and Susan (Norman) Levine. Loving grandmother of Lee and Josh Skelly, Danielle (Dr. Paul) Murphy, Debra Coppen, Michelle (Michael Weber) Watnick, Erica (Jonathan) Krause. Proud great-grandmother of Justin, Aiden and Jonah Krause, Riley and Peyton Weber, Rachel and Helen Murphy, and Joshua Schumacher. Loving sister of Shirley (Meyer) Wiss, the late Mary Robbins, the late Jack Weiss and the late Ralph Weiss. Dear sister-in-law of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SMEDLEY BEVERLY (BEARANCE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home. 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Please leave the family a memorial message at harryjwillfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sara Maree Frisbie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sara Maree Frisbie, age 64, of Colon, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Sara was born May 4, 1944, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Phillip J. and Violet Hope (Rubley) Eberhard. On Oct. 22, 1966, she married George J. Frisbie in Colon. Sara had lived all of her life in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1962, and she later attended and graduated from College in Minnesota. She was a homemaker and a member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sharron Lee Clark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HURLEY, Wis. -- Sharron Lee Clark, 66, of Hurley, formerly of Lohrville, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sylviane Denise Porter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • T. Marie Bodell March 8, 1918-Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        T. Marie Bodell of Erie died Tuesday. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon; dear mother of Dr. John (Janet) and Thomas (Carol); dearest grandmother to Dawn, Thomas and Bryan. She was also survived by 5 greatgrandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tena Leep, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mrs. Nicholas (Tena) Leep, age 88, of Zeeland, went home to meet her Lord Monday, October 6, 2008, at Haven Park Christian Nursing Home.  She was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Nicholas; children, Mary Ann Leep of Cutlerville, Dave and Myckky Leep of Seattle, WA, Tim and Bev Leep of Zeeland, Dan and Deb Leep of Mequon, WI; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Arie Versendaal of Holland, Cornie and Cheryl…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thomas Clare Sutliff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thomas Clare Sutliff, aged 78, of Ionia passed away Oct. 6, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ELIZABETH ANN 'BETTY' PORTER, 80, of Traverse City, formerly of Taylor, died Monday morning, Oct. 6, 2008, at Munson Hospice House.The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VANDOLA ROBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    begins 9:30 a.m. at church. Memorials to the Capuchins or American Lung Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • VICHUNAS KATHERINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 4, 2008 at age 95. Loving wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Bernadine (George) Lapko and Peter C. Vichunas. Dear grandmother of Joseph, Andrew and Michael. Dear aunt of 11, great aunt of 12, great great aunt of 14. Predeceased by four sisters and two brothers. Visiting Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Services Friday 10 a.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (Btw 6-7 Mile).Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vera C. Reynolds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vera C. (Zeeb) Reynolds, 70, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a brief illness. Vera was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Ypsilanti, Mich., a daughter of Cecil and Rena (Simpson) Lovelace. Vera attended schools in the Ysilanti area and graduated from Willow Run High School in 1956. In 1985, she moved to Three Rivers and has owned and operated “Dad’s Place” restaurant since 1990. Vera was a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 Meyers; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WALLACE GINA SUZANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age 23, of Pontiac and formerly of Farmington Hills, October 5, 2008. She is survived by her loving parents, Preston and Peggy Wallace of Farmington Hills; siblings, Leah Wallace of Detroit and Nathan (Sara Crosby) Wallace of Columbus, OH; grandparents, Gerald and Joyce Folgmann of Livonia and Carl and Becky Wallace of Dallas, TX; her niece, Simone. Also survived by aunts and uncles, David and Chris Wallace, Frank and Ruth Henshall, Andy and Pam Folgmann, Jeff and Julie Londo, Nancy and Betty Folgmann and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WEIDMAN RAYMOND EARL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Interment and military honors at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park East. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WERNER EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3-9 p.m. Wednesday. Please share memories at www.temrowski.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WILSON LORETTA A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held at Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park) 5900 Allen Rd. on Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. in state for a 10:30 a.m. service at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Walter Dover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DOVER, Walter Eugene - Age 90, of Grand Blanc, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at American House, Grand Blanc. Inurnment Mr. Dover and his wife, Vivian cremated Remains will be 10:00 AM Friday, October 10, 2008 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Those desiring may make contributions to Avalon Hospice or a charity of one's choice. Walter was born June 3, 1918 in Chester, South Carolina, the son of Robert and Detrow (Curry) Dover. He married Vivian Eloise Root August 28, 1953 in Flint and she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Warren Emerson Rasey Jan. 11, 1923-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Warren Emerson Rasey 85 years of Temperance, MI died Friday October 3, 2008 in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio at Perrysburg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William J. Daly Sr. Aug 11, 1920 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        William J. Daly, Sr., 88, of Monroe, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Tendercare of Monroe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          William W. “Bill” Smolenski, age 79, of Grand Haven, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids after a brief illness.  Bill was born March 14, 1929 in Grand Rapids.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Smolenski, in 2004.  He is survived by his wife, Millie; his children, John (Sue) Smolenski, Tom Smolenski, JoAnne Smolenski and Susie Smolenski, all of Grand Haven; as well as his grandchildren, Matt (Kara) Smolenski (great-granddaughter Angel Boswell) of…

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