Monday, October 6, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/06/08

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

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    • 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…

          • 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.

                  • 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

                              • BARNARD HARRIET F (KYSER)

                                Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (btwn. Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, 248-689-0700. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until funeral service 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Troy, 6363 Livernois Rd., Troy. Share memories at

                                • BERRENS KAY Z

                                  begins Tuesday at 9:00AM. Memorial Tributes to Special Olympics Michigan/Oakland County, 12900 Hall Road, Suite 390, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. View obituary and share memories at

                                  • BLEDSOE BILLIE LEE

                                    on Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Services Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren Michigan. Light a candle or share a memory at, 1 guest book message

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                                      • BORGQUIST GERALD

                                        Loving husband of Theresa. Dear father of Rosalie Naegle (Gary), Gerald Borgquist, Cynthia Podgorski (Ken), Eric Borgquist (Lynn), Jennifer Aldrich (Chris), Maryann Wessel, and the late Theresa. Also 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brother of Gilbert (Annie), Ronald, Gail Maggi (Stanley), and Gary (Pam). Dear friend of Jean Gibson. Funeral Wednesday 12 noon at A.J. Desmond and Sons (Vasu, Rodgers, and Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (4 blocks S. of 14 Mile, Royal Oak). Interment at White…

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                                            • 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.

                                                • 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…

                                                  • CERVONE MICHAEL G

                                                    • CHANEY ROSEMARY C (REINSTEIN)

                                                      • COURTNEY JAMES O

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

                                                        • 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.

                                                                          • DESJARDIN ALICE

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                                                                            • DURAK JOSEPH R

                                                                              formerly of Westland, died October 4, 2008 at 89 years of age. Preceded in death by his wife Mary Ruth, his son Joseph Durak Jr. "Butch" and his daughter Cheryl May. Survived by his brother Dr. Gerald (Mary) Durak and many nieces and nephews. Former owner/operator of Joe's Barber Shop in Berkley. Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 10:00 a.m., Lourdes Chapel, 2300 Watkins Lk. Rd, Waterford, 48328. Family will receive friends the hour prior to Mass. Interment following at Holy Sepulchre…

                                                                              • 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.

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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 Gordon Burgess

                                                                                                      Donald Gordon Burgess, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Friday Oct. 3, 2008 at his home in Green Acres Retirement Living.

                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                      • FEDIRKO ANTONIA

                                                                                                                        Monday 1-9 p.m. Prayer service Monday 6 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at

                                                                                                                        • FISHER GLENN ARNOLD

                                                                                                                          Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 blks. West of Woodward). Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 20300 Civic Center Dr., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076. Share a memory at

                                                                                                                          • Florence M. Freed

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

                                                                                                                            • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

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

                                                                                                                              • GROZENSKI MARY JANE

                                                                                                                                Monday 2:00-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Road (North of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michaels Church, 40501 Hayes Rd. (Between 17 and 18 Mile Rd.) Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society honoring Florence's Friends Relay for Life, c/o Elizabeth Boyd, 39458 Ladrone Ct., Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                    • HALL JAMES HENRY

                                                                                                                                      age 84 of Rochester Hills. October 3, 2008. Loving husband of the late Gretchen. Dear father of James Jr. (Theresa), Michael (Deborah) Hall, Mary (Michael) Hartner, David, Richard, and Mark Hall. Grandfather of Sara (Ryan), Frank (Brielle), Courtney, Kaytlin, Andy, Whitney, Ryann, Kelsey, Amanda, Maggie, and Mark Jr. Great grandfather of Nykolas and Tyler. Brother of Richard (Mattie), Don (Donna), Floyd (Mary Ann), and the late May Rose Hall. James was a WWII Navy Veteran and a Michigan State Park Ranger…

                                                                                                                                      • Harietta Trosin, 84

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

                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                        • JACOBS KORI BETH

                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of Philip Jacobs. Dear mother Jessica and Leah Jacobs. Devoted step-mother of Josh (Jennifer) Jacobs and Jennifer (Yossi) Haddad. Loving grandmother of Sammy, Nathan, and Sophia Jacobs, Jayden and Jordan Haddad. Dearest daughter-in-law of Corinne and Dr. Alvin Jacobs and Maryanne Sarner. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 1:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY or visit

                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                            • JITIANU THE REV FR HIEROMONK DUMITRU

                                                                                                                                                              at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Wednesday 2-6pm followed by Saracusta 7pm at Holy Trinity church. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                • James Batka

                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 R. 'Jack' Bertagnoli

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

                                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph A. Krusniak

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph A. Krusniak, 92, of Manistee, died Oct. 1. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • June Bohn

                                                                                                                                                                                          • KOPONEN PATRICIA J

                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday 2-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorials suggested to St. Alexander.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 R. Misner, 61

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LAPKO MARY L (NEE CAPORALI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5-9 p.m. Monday and 2-8 p.m. Tuesday with a panahyda service at 7 p.m. at the Salowich & Stevens Chapel of Professional Mortuary Services, 3833 Livernois Rd. (2 blks. S. of Michigan Ave.) in Detroit. In state 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral, 3810 Gilbert (at Clayton) in Detroit until the funeral service at 10 a.m., 1 guest book message

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Leah "Pearl" Horton (Perez)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Margaret Maxine Ahr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Margaret M. Ahr, age 87, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Centreville, Mich., passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at her home following a year long battle with cancer. Margaret was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., on June 18, 1921, a daughter of Matthew and Eva (Clark) Beedy. Margaret and her second husband, John, lived in Centreville from 1958 until 1979, where they raised harness horses. She enjoyed going to casinos and loved gardening, especially the flowers she grew when she lived in Arizona. She was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marthena C. McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 Maltin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maxine Lucille Sprank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maxine Lucille Sprank, of Muir, age 90, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NIEVES EILEEN M NEE MCFADDEN

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PRZESLICA JOHN JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Church, 3151 Farnsworth (corner of McDougall) Detroit. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pamela Jo Barnes

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ROSS JOHN

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert C. Bunker, 54

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GAYLORD, Mich. - Robert C. Bunker, 54, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Mich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 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...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ronnie Ray Penn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ronnie Ray Penn, U.S. Navy Retired, passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nev.,  on Sept. 28, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Sturgis, Mich. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Carol (Snow) Penn, Las Vegas.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vickie Penn, Arlington, Tenn.; son, Monte Snow, Las Vegas; and Monte's fiance, Valerie McClain, Centreville, Mich.; grandchildren, Morgan, Krysti and Michael Patrick Penn, Arlington, Tenn., and Mallory (Snow) Bunte and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rumalda G. Gutierrez

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TWYDELL WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "BILLY" Age 73 of Marine City, died October 4, 2008. Graduate of Rochester High School in 1954. Employed by Archambeau Distributing until 1990 and owner of Inn Place Bar and Grill, Royal Oak from 1990 to 2005. Member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Marine City. Survived by wife, soulmate, and best friend, Linda; daughters Deborah (Keith) Parkett, Wendy Andrews (Craig Juleff), Rachele (Jay) Roberts, and Suzanne Mielke; previous spouse Patricia Snover; grandchildren Michael, Jordan, Darcy, Katie…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DAVID G. DYKEMA, 59, of Traverse City, died Oct. 3, 2008, at Munson Medical Center.A memorial celebration of his life will take place Tuesday, Oct 7, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the LaBella Vue (K of C) Hall, 13424 W. Bay Shore Drive (M-22), Traverse City.A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday edition of the Record-Eagle.Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WRIGHT JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "JACK" Beloved husband of Muriel. Loving father of Michael (Suzy), Pamela (Ed) McBee. Stepfather of Carole (Dr. Howard) Dubin, James (Patricia) Madsen and Mary Alice (Thomas) Johnson. Grandfather of Michael (Lisa), Shawn and Jennifer. Great-grandfather of Aricka. Step-grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of many. Family will receive friends Tuesday October 7, 2008 5-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152. In-state Wednesday October…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WYLAND ALBERT PETER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be at the Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel) 36100 Five Mile Road (One Mile West of Farmington Road) Livonia, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. Mass at St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church 32765 Lyndon Avenue, Livonia at 10 a.m. Thursday. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a treasure no one can steal. Memorials may be given if desired to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William Smolenski, 79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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