Friday, October 10, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/10/08

  • A. June Shourds

    A. June Shourds, age 83, of Palmyra died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1925, in Adrian to Thomas A. and Eleanora (Steih) Isaacson. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1943. On Jan. 12, 1945, she married Ronald J. Shourds and he survives. June had been employed by Kewaunee Scientific Equipment Corporation for 20 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Onsted American Legion. In addition to her husband, Ronald, she is survived by a son, Ronald J. Shourds,…


      Beloved wife of the late George Abramsohn. Devoted sister of Helen Zuckerman, the late Leslie Fleisher, the late Dorothy Buten, the late Bernice Kane, and the late Reuben Cottler. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends, and her devoted caregiver Annette Lorelli. SERVICES 3:00 SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

      • Adolf Mueller Aug. 13, 1924 - Oct. 7, 2008

        Adolf Mueller, age 84 of Temperance, MI, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH. Born Aug. 13, 1924 in Murrhardt, Germany, he was the son of Johann G. and Frieda (Tritt) Mueller.

        • Albert "Tab" T. Donohue 1934-2008 Albert "Tab" T. Donohue, 73, Bradenton, Fla., passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 4, 1934 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Alfred and Ina (Carpenter) Donohue. He was united in marriage to Patricia Sharpsteen in Sebewaing on November 5, 1955 with this year having marked their 53rd wedding anniversary. Tab served in the U.S. Army, was employed by the C & O Railroad, co-owned Duffie's Tavern with his wife and had retired from the Sebewaing Light and Water Company. He was active and held may offices for several years with the Michigan License and Beverage Association, Sebewaing Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Fire Department and the Huron County March of Dimes. He was a member of the American Legion Post 309, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose in Bradenton, Fla. He had been a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Sebewaing. He had been a Sebewaing resident for many years until his retirement when he moved to Erie, Pa. and in 2003 moved to Bradenton, Fla. to live full time. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, Bradenton, Fla.; one daughter, Rebecca (Tom) VanDyke, Erie, Pa.; one granddaughter, who was "the apple of his eye," Alexys VanDyke, Erie, Pa.; three brothers, Sam Riddlebarger, Sandusky, Oscar Donohue, Grand Blanc and Lloyd Donohue, Sebewaing; two sisters, Betty Browell and Faye Werschky, both of Sebewaing and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bill, Warren and Paul; two sisters, Florence and Ruth and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place at Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory in Bradenton, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Harborcreek Baptist Church, Erie, Pa. with Dr. Donald Roach and pastor David Roach officiating. Memorials may be made to Harborcreek Christian School, 4719 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa. 16510. Arrangements were handled by the Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Bradenton, Fla.

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            • Alice L. Miller

              Alice L. Miller, 92, of Blissfield passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at her home. Alice was born on Sept. 12, 1916, in Riga, the daughter of Louis and Martha (Neuman) Schmidt. She was married on Oct. 10, 1940, to Harold L. Miller, who preceded her in death in 2006. Alice enjoyed doing craft work, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Surviving is one son, Doug (Alice) Miller of Blissfield; three grandchildren, Brian (Karla) Miller, Tim (Julie) Miller and Paul (Gina) Miller; and six…

              • Alvin "Bud" G. Bates Sr., 80

                Alvin "Bud" G. Bates Sr., 80, of Boyne City, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family.

                • Antoinette Theresa Benetti

                  GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Antoinette Theresa Benetti, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. A longtime resident of Green River, and former resident of Ironwood, Mich., Antoinette passed away following a lengthy illness.

                  • 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.

                    • Avanell Arnett

                      ARNETT, Avanell - Age 81, of Swartz Creek, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Durand Senior Center. Funeral services will be held 11AM Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Interment will follow at Flint Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 4-9PM Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Arnett was born July 10, 1927 in Royalton, Kentucky, the daughter of Ballard and Josephine (Lyknis) Whitt. She married Jack Arnett on December 27, 1949 in Indiana and…

                      • BAAKI DONALD WILLIAM

                        Age 70, of Elk Rapids, formerly of Farmington Hills passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2008. He was born July 2, 1938 in Detroit to William and Eva (Ruohonen) Baaki. Don enlisted in the US Army and served his country until 1958. He married June Anderson on April 14, 1962 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Detroit. Together they raised two children. Don retired from Ford Motor Company after 34 years. He is survived by his wife June, Children: John (Julie) Baaki of Warren and Jill (Dan) Murphy of…

                        • BADGLEY RANSOM (RAM)

                          Passed away on October 3, 2008 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Adah Lou. Dear father of Terry (Jack) Garcia, Trudy (Paul) Collins, Carol (Joe) Adorjan and Cathy (Eric) Dukatz. Grandfather of Kevin, Kaelyn, Tim (Kim), Brian, Kristen, Matthew, Christopher and Erin. Brother of Bernice Colvin, and the late Walter, Loyal and Ada. Memorial visitation at Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt (S. of 6 Mile) Saturday October 11th 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorials to…

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                            • BROCKERT ROY J

                              October 2, 2008. Age 69. Devoted husband of Kay. Loving father of Marlys (Chris) Olenech, Kari (Mike) Sharp, Scott (Shawn) Brockert-Kress. Dear brother of Lynne (Gary) Setlak. Dear grandfather of Conner, Austin, Travis, Peyton, Kannon, Onnika, Zephyn and Amari. Uncle of Aaron (Kristen) and Nikki Setlak. A private service will be held. Care and services were entrusted to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Canton. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at, . Memorial contributions can be made to:…

                              • BROWN JOSEPH MARSHALL SR

                                Friday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. (Masonic Service 7:30 p.m.) Tributes to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

                                • Barbara Bacholzky Almont Barbara "Boots" Bacholzky, 79, a lifelong Almont area resident, passed away at her home on Monday (October 6, 2008), after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 5, 1929, in Almont, the daughter of Harry and Belle Bowman. She married Frank John Bacholzky on March 12, 1948. Barbara attended the Charter Class at Oakland University with her bachelor degree in education and then received her Master's Degree from Michigan State. Boots was a well respected educator with the Almont Community Schools for 28 years before retiring in 1990. Her love of teaching reading to first graders was an inspiration to her students and fellow educators. She was a member of the Teacher's Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority of Lapeer County Elementary Teachers. Barbara was also a lifelong member of the First congregational Church of Almont where she served many years as a Deaconess. She is survived by her husband, Frank; children, John (Marcia Halsey) Frank (Tr

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                                  • Barton Lucier

                                    LUCIER, Barton Leonard, Jr. - Age 73, of Linden, died Monday, October 6, 2008. A memorial service will be held 1 PM Friday, October 10, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden with Rev. Don Neuville officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                                    • Bennie Mae Heck

                                      Bennie Mae Heck, 80, of Monroe, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                      • Bertha D. McClain

                                        Bertha Delcy McClain, of Grass Lake passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at the Chelsea Community Hospital in Chelsea. She was born April 12, 1917 in Jackson the daughter of Ernest and Ina (Noyes) Hobart. She is survived by four children, Delcy (Max) Miller of Concord, Rosalee Motsinger of Allen, Thomas (Mary) McClain of Grass Lake and Timothy (Teresa) McClain of Jerome; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in…

                                        • Brent G. Burnside

                                          Brent G. Burnside, 47, of Bronson, Mich. ,died Oct. 5, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room after being stricken at home with an apparent heart attack. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Trayer Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his children’s education fund.

                                          • CAMPBELL DR RUTH BUCHAN

                                            Age 81, of Southfield, died October 7, 2008. Lovng and devoted mother of Tracy Gendron. Dearest sister of Tamar (James) Duthie, Judith (Tom) Arashan, and sister-in-law Carol Campbell. Predeceased by her brother Archibald Campbell. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their children. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. at Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt Road (S. of Six Mile). Share a memory at

                                            • CONSOLACION E. BANADOS SANDUSKY Consolacion E. Banados, age 92, of Sandusky, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan. She was born January 28, 1916 in the Philippines the daughter of the late Moises and Lucia (Capareda) Elauria. Consolacion moved to Sandusky in 1994 from Grand Blanc, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky. She is survived by: Dr. Zenaida Cardenas (daughter) of Sandusky, Adolfo Banados (son) of the Philippines, 11 Grandchildren, Carmelo, Rizalino, Rolando, Danilo, John, Jimmy, Rachel and Maribelle Banados, Melvin, Michelle and Nicole Cardenas, 10 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino Banados, who gave his life while serving in the U. S. Armed forces for the 41st Infantry Division during WWII. A scripture / rosary service was held on Friday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky with Fr. Charles Hammond officiating. Cremation followed services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorial suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

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                                              • Carl O’Brien

                                                Carl O’Brien, 61, of Sturgis, Mich., died Oct. 9, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.

                                                • Carol Ann Stambaugh May 11, 1943-Oct. 4, 2008

                                                  Carol Ann Stambaugh 65 years of Erie, MI went to be with the Lord after losing her brave battle with Esophageal cancer October 4, 2008 surrounded by her loving family in Dunedin, FL.

                                                  • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

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

                                                    • Charles Wolfson

                                                      Wolfson, Charles Ann Arbor, MI Age 79, passed away Oct. 7, 2008 at the University of Michigan Hospital. A full obituary and service information will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                      • Charlotte Richardson Oct. 8, 2008

                                                        Charlotte Richardson, 82, of Monroe Township died today at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Merkle Funeral Service, where services are pending.

                                                        • Charlotte Richardson Feb. 6, 1926 - Oct. 8, 2008

                                                          Charlotte Noe was born in Claiborne County, Kentucky on February 6, 1926 from the union of the late Palmer Noe and the late Judy (Herrell) Noe. She married Wade A. Richardson Sr. on June 17, 1945 in Bell County, Kentucky.

                                                          • Clarence Walter Damsgaard, 91

                                                            Clarence Walter Damsgaard, 91, of Petoskey, died Oct. 8, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

                                                            • Claude Arthur Ruby Springfield Claude Arthur Ruby, 76, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of (Oxford), went to be with his Lord on Monday, (October 6, 2008) in Oakwood Village, Springfield. He was born on November 28, 1929 in Manchester County, MI, to Claude E. and Eva Jane (Patrick) Ruby. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He managed the HCF Farms for over thirty-years and had a love for horses. Claude was also a member of the Southgate Baptist Church in Springfield. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 53 years, Mary Ann (Campbell) Ruby of South Charleston, son, Carl (Susie) Ruby of South Charleston; grandchildren, Megan, Kelsey, Erin, and Leah Ruby; brother Bill (Geri) Ruby of Lapeer; his beloved 45 nieces and nephews who affectionately called him "Uncle Chum"; and his best friend, John Katsoulos. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lilly Dell; brothers: David, Jim, and Ezra. Fune

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                                                              • Clyde L. Tressler

                                                                Clyde L. Tressler, 60, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare in Bryan, Ohio. Tressler was born Feb. 6, 1948 in Bryan, Ohio. Services for Clyde Tressler will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pioneer Bible Fellowship in Pioneer, Ohio with Pastor Lowell Fast officiating. Interment will follow at the Floral Grove cemetery in Pioneer, Ohio.

                                                                • Curtis Lee Osborne

                                                                  Curtis Lee Osborne, aged 77, of Saranac, passed away Oct. 9, 2008.

                                                                  • Dante Pricco

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

                                                                    • Darrell Gene Tucker, 64

                                                                      Darrell Gene Tucker, 64, of Wolverine, died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.

                                                                      • David Knight

                                                                        David Knight, age 73, of Clinton died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Toledo Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1935, the son of John M. and Genevieve A. (Furgason) Knight in Clinton, Mich. He married Nancy VanRiper Dec. 9, 1954, and she survives. David was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist, a devoted Christian and loving husband, father and grandfather. He worked at Clinton Engines for 10 years. David owned and operated the Sinclair gas station in Clinton; then was employed at Ford Motor Company,…

                                                                        • 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. Funeral services were held Monday (October 6, 2008) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446. Pastor John Kaiser officiated.

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                                                                          • Diane Goodwin Imlay City Diane Goodwin, 49, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday (October 5, 2008) after extended illness. Diane was born September 21, 1959, in Highland Park to John D. and Helen Marie Gilliland. She married Robert Wayne Goodwin February 25, 1978 in Imlay City. Diane grew up in the Imlay City area and spent most of her life there. Diane was a graduate of Imlay City High School class of 1977. She help start the petting zoo at the Eastern Michigan Fair. Dianne was a waitress at the Silver Grill and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Henry Nichols DDS for a few years. Diane was a Yorkshire Terrier dog breeder. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Imlay City; sons, Ryan (Jo) Goodwin of North Branch, and Robert (Barb) Goodwin of North Branch; daughter, Jessica Goodwin of Imlay City; grandchildren, Ty Goodwin and Jack Goodwin; mother, Helen Gilliland of Imlay City; brothers, John (Sandy) Gilliland of Imlay City, Dave (Ida) Gililand of Imlay City; siste

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                                                                            • Donald L. Powell

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

                                                                              • Donald Moeller, 81

                                                                                Donald L. Moeller, age 81, of Fennville, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Born April 9, 1927 in Hamilton, he was the son of Emil Paul (Dooley) Moeller and Helen (Bushee) Moeller. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Mary Ann DuBreuil on Sept. 21, 1947. Don was a former butcher, long time farmer, crane operator, and construction worker with Harrington Construction of Fennville, and H & K Construction of Allegan. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann; children, Susan Gawaluch, Marc J.…

                                                                                • Donna G. DuBois

                                                                                  Donna G. DuBois, 85, of Litchfield passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Carelink of Jackson. She was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Litchfield to Clyde and Elizabeth (Juckett) Tasker. She was a homemaker and worked several years at the Litchfield Nursing Center until her retirement. Donna enjoyed gardening, flowers and especially spending time with her family and many grandchildren. On Aug. 7, 1943, she married Arthur DuBois, and he survives in Litchfield. Also surviving are daughter Kathy (Robert) Lopez…

                                                                                  • Donna Jean Huntley

                                                                                    Donna Jean Huntley, of Ionia, age 76, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

                                                                                    • Doris A. Maskrey

                                                                                      Doris A. Maskrey, age 95, of Crystal Lake, Ill., passed away Oct. 5, 2008, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, Ill. She was born June 26, 1913, in Tecumseh, Mich. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Maskrey; loving mother of Stephen A. (Theresa) Maskrey and William B. (Maureen) Maskrey; proud grandmother of Fritz (Keleigh) Maskrey, Jenny (Jeremy) Valles, Catie, Anne and Greg Maskrey, and great-grandmother of Jack Maskrey. Services were private. Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial…

                                                                                      • Doris Duncan

                                                                                        Doris Duncan passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition of The Record & Clarion.

                                                                                        • Dorothy Boerner

                                                                                          • Dorothy Helen Duerk

                                                                                            D. Helen Duerk, 92, of Coldwater Lake, passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2008, at Maplelawn Medical Center in Coldwater. Helen was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Sherwood, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl and Ada (Rice) Schliesser. On Nov. 20, 1940, she married Raymond H. Duerk, and they shared 67 yrs. of marriage together. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2008. Helen will always be remembered for her wit, charm, courage and selflessness. She was happiest with the simple things in life and nothing…

                                                                                            • Edwin Richard Katt Sr.

                                                                                              • Eileen Margaret Prescott Lapeer Eileen Margaret Prescott age 85, of Lapeer (formerly of Dearborn) passed away Sunday (Oct. 5, 2008). She was born July 14, 1923 in Potsdam, NY, to Timothy and Cozette (O'Brien) Donahue. She Married Harold L. Prescott on January 18, 1944 in Norwood, NY. Eileen was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer, she prayed the Rosary daily. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother! A Great cook, baker, homemaker, and a peacemaker at all costs. Mrs. Prescott enjoyed reading, playing bridge, knitting mittens and traveling around the country by RV and motorcycle. She is survived by her daughters, Suellen (Donn) Hoganson of Lapeer and Mary Beth Prescott of Lapeer; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Donahue of Long Branch, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Prescott in February 2000; parents, Timothy and Cozette; two brothers and one sister. Memorial contributions, in l

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                                                                                                  • Eleanor Louise (Knight) Hoag, 85

                                                                                                    Eleanor L. (Knight) Hoag, 85, of Petoskey, quietly passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2008, at Bortz Health Care.

                                                                                                    • Elizabeth "Liz" Lykowski Oct. 27, 1986-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                      Elizabeth "Liz" Lykowski, age 21 years of Ottawa Lake, MI, died Sunday, October 5, 2008 in Ft. Wayne, IN.

                                                                                                      • Elizabeth Rankin Gamboe Feb. 9, 1916-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                        On October 5, 2008, at the age of 92, Elizabeth Rankin Gamboe went home to be with her Lord.

                                                                                                        • Ellen A. Haigh

                                                                                                          Ellen A. Haigh, 81, of Hope passed away Oct. 2, 2008 after a long illness.

                                                                                                          • Elsie Eggebrecht, 105

                                                                                                            Elsie M. Eggebrecht, age 105, of Holland, died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Holland Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holland and a former member of the Women’s City Club in Grand Rapids. Her husband, Carl H. Eggebrecht, preceded her in death in 1991. Her son, Gerry Eggebrecht of Holland, survives her. A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2008 in the chapel at Graceland Memorial Park, 4341 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids with Rev. Ren…

                                                                                                            • Eugenie Fournier

                                                                                                              Eugenie Fournier of Jerome passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born Feb. 17, 1915 in Taunton, Mass. the daughter of Eugene and Anna (Garneau) St. Pierre. She married George Champoux in 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1963. She married Fred Fournier in 1973 and he preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Aurore Champoux and two brothers, Charles and Robert St. Pierre. She is survived by two daughters,…

                                                                                                              • FALLS ALICE FRANCES (BEZY)

                                                                                                                • FLORENCE E. HEWITT MARLETTE Florence E. Hewitt, age 95, of Marlette, died Saturday, October 04, 2008 at Convenant - Cooper Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. She was born June 12, 1913 in Clifford, Michigan the daughter of the late Alexander and Nora (Sole) Vance. She was a lifelong area resident, a 1932 graduate of Clifford High School and member of the Marlette Baptist Church. Florence married Carlyle H. Hewitt on August 7, 1932 in Marlette, he died on July 31, 1989. She is survived by Don Schneider (Grandson) of Clifford, Debbie & Eugene Newbegin (Granddaughter) of Clifford, Brenda & Terry Evans (Granddaughter) of North Carolina, 3 great grandchildren, Lisa Evans, Michelle Cribb, and Trey Bazinaw. 6 great great grandchildren, Norman Schneider (past son in law) of Clifford, Arlene Dutton (Sister) of Grand Rapids. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a Daughter, Vera Schneider, brothers, Robert, Alexander and sisters, Helen, Lillian, Addie Belle, Margaret and Marion. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11 :00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with Pastor Rick Turner and Pastor Jack Dutton officiating. Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette. Casketbearers - Trey Bazinaw, Bob Hewitt, Bill Turner, Ed Kerckaert, Dick Ruggles, Phillip Ruggles. Memorial Suggestion to United Hospice or any organization of the donors personal choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,

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                                                                                                                  • FLOYD O. ROBERTS DECKERVILLE Floyd O. Roberts, age 101, of Deckerville, died Saturday September 27, 2008 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. He was born December 4, 1906 in Austin Township, the son of the late Albert and Myrtle (Richards) Roberts. He married Alberta Ingram on November 19, 1927 in Marlette, she preceded in death February 13, 1986. He later married Mayme Loding in May 1988, she preceded in dearth in August 2001. Floyd was a founding member of the Port Sanilac Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing shuffle board, watching baseball and gardening. Floyd worked as a US Mail Carrier, Auctioneer, Farmer, Truck Driver and a Bus Driver. After his retirement he worked at Jerry's Foodland as a bagger and carryout person. He is survived by one son, Bryce (Delores) Roberts of FL., and two daughters, Margaret (Dan) Thompson of Deckerville and Muriel (Dale) Thayer of CA., one step daughter Arlene (Don) Stone of Canada, and one step-son Robert Bennetts of Port Huron, ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, one brother Merle Roberts of Dearborn, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Winnie Roberts of Sandusky, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son Keith, one granddaughter Diana Roberts, and two brothers, Glenn Roberts and Earl Roberts, and two sisters, Lois Denney and Iva Henry. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Floyd O. Roberts will be Saturday October 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM., in the Deckerville Bible Church, Pastor Robert Thayer will officiate. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at Church. Burial has taken place in Downing Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Deckerville Bible Church or the Port Sanilac Baptist Church. Arrangements are by the Apsey Funeral Home your "Legacy of Life' funeral home.

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                                                                                                                    • Frances R. Wolff

                                                                                                                      Frances R. Wolff, age 90, of Bronson, died late Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at Drew’s Place in Coldwater. She had been in failing health. Frances was born July 10, 1918 in Montana, daughter of George F. and Loa Luvica (Haggerty) Walton, and moved to Bronson with her family at the age of seven. She graduated from Bronson High School in 1939, and married Howard Wolff on June 27, 1941. Howard died on July 1, 1989. Frances was a school bus driver for the Bronson Community Schools from 1964-81. For two years…

                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                        • Frank Radomski

                                                                                                                          The Funeral Mass for Frank N. Radomski, aged 77, who died on Tuesday, husband of Dorothy Radomski, will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W. Complete obituary at: Heritage Funeral Home

                                                                                                                          • GROB EMIL C (JIM)

                                                                                                                            will be at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods on Friday October 10th from 2-9 p.m. with a Prayer service 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday October 11th at noon at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods, with visitation at the Church from 11:30 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University of Detroit- Mercy, Office of University Advancement, 4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221-3038, or the Lewy Body Dementia Association,…

                                                                                                                            • Garland L. Myers

                                                                                                                              Garland L. Myers, 97, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of LaGrange, died Oct. 7, 2008, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Stroh Church of Christ in Stroh, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday. Burial will be in Lake Bethel Cemetery, LaGrange. Arrangements are being handled by the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

                                                                                                                              • Gary Groesser

                                                                                                                                GROESSER, Gary Gene - Age 73, of Flint, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Avalon Hospice. Funeral services will be held 3 PM Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                                                                                                                                • Gary L. Johns

                                                                                                                                  Gary L. Johns, 71, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Hillsdale County, to John LeGrand and Isabell (Chawlcraft) Johns. He married Joyce Coles on July 16, 1956 and she survives. Gary lived in Hillsdale County until moving to Tucson in 1971. Gary attended Osseo and North Adams schools. Gary worked for Hillsdale Foundry for several years. He then worked for Kasper and Hall Steele Company in Tucson. Surviving besides his wife Joyce, are…

                                                                                                                                  • Grace M. Christensen

                                                                                                                                    • HEDMAN CURTIS H

                                                                                                                                      Age 79, October 8, 2008. Beloved husband of Rita for 51 years; dear father of Steve (Barbara), Howard, Brian (Ellen), Charles (Pam). Loving grandfather of Olivia, Christian, Casey, and Eric. Dearest brother of Wayne (Edith), Robert (Jill), the late Ted and sister-in-law Charlotte. Family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral service will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The family appreciates memorial contributions to the…

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                                                                                                                                        • Harley F. Guy March 6, 1921-Oct. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                                          Harley F. Guy, 87, of Erie passed away October 6, 2008 in his home.

                                                                                                                                          • Harry R. Emerson Died Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                            ROCKWOOD - Harry R. Emerson, 75, of Rockwood, died early this morning at Southshore Medical Center. Arrangements pending at Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                            • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                              • Howard J. Engel

                                                                                                                                                Howard J. Engel, 79, of Allen, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born Feb. 3, 1929 in Detroit to Howard J. and Mary (Bergeau) Engel. He was married Feb. 3, 1950 to Kay A. Chisholm and she survives. Howard was retired as a building inspector for the Economic Department of the City of Detroit. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis Fraternity since 1960. Surviving besides his wife Kay are two daughters, Mary Kay Engel of Jonesville…

                                                                                                                                                • Howard R. Picklo, 69

                                                                                                                                                  AFTON - Howard R. Picklo, 69, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 in Afton.

                                                                                                                                                  • In memory of George Essenmacher Oct 9, 1999 Jillian & Angela

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                                                                                                                                                    • Irene Piering

                                                                                                                                                      Piering, Irene B. (Kuch) Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Piering passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Age 99 years. Funeral Services are being planned for Sunday and a complete obituary will be announced in Friday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                      • JONES GERALD R

                                                                                                                                                        Friday 2-8 p.m. and service Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                        • JUDY I. PROFFITT CROSWELL Judy I. Proffitt, age 48, of Croswell, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 28, 2008 in her home. She was born October 28, 1959 in Port Huron. She and Richard Proffitt were married April 22, 1978 in Croswell. Judy was an in home day care provider. She enjoyed camping and loved spending quality time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband Richard. Two daughters Sarah Proffitt and Anna (Andy) Levitt. Her parents Clyle and Marjorie Trigger and two sisters Janet and Joyce Trigger, all of Croswell. Three grandchildren Abigail, Miles and Alex Levitt. Two nephews C.J. and Jonah Trigger. Funeral services were held in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Ryan Budde, pastor of the Croswell Wesleyan Church officiated. Inurnment will be in the Croswell Cemetery. Arrangements by the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell

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                                                                                                                                                          • Jack R. Dick 1944-2008 Jack Ronald Dick, 64, Forestville, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008 in St. Clair Shores. He was born on March 10, 1944 to Merle (Schmidt) Dick and the late Jack Dick. Jack and Karen Donkin were united in marriage on May 22, 1965 in Detroit. Jack worked as a Journeyman for Local 80 in the heating and cooling business. He also had his real estate license and worked for Century 21 and Archie Thomas Realty. He was a member of Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Karen, Forestville; his mother, Merle Dick, Forestville; son, Jack (Renae) Dick, St. Clair Shores; daughter, Jill (Charles) Shattuck, Summerset, Ky.; brother, James Dick, Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Judy Tartamella, Hazel Park and three grandchildren, Jessica MacDonald, Jenna MacDonald and Rebecca Dick. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. David McCloskey officiated with cremation following in the Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. Interment took place at East Delaware Cemetery. Memorials may be given to "Catch a Dream" Foundation. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                            • James Wm. "Bill" McAlpine 1927-2008 James Wm. "Bill" McAlpine, Sebewaing, 81, died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Bay Shores Nursing Center in Bay City following a two-year illness. He was born February 7, 1927 in Brookfield Twp., son of the late Doyle and Julia (McLellan) McAlpine. He was united in marriage to June W. Holland on October 25, 1951 in Owendale. Bill had been employed at the former Michigan Milk Producers Dairy in Sebewaing for 37 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sebewaing. He is survived by his wife, June, Sebewaing; two sons, James W. McAlpine, Sebewaing and Jeffery (Debbie) McAlpine, Essexville; one granddaughter, Kristie McAlpine, Kalamazoo; one brother-in-law, Donald (Cynthia) McAlpine, Caro and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie and Ronald McAlpine. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 6, 2008 at Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. Rev. William Wright officiated, with burial taking place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Trinity United Methodist Church or Bay Shore Camp. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.

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                                                                                                                                                              • Jean Gary

                                                                                                                                                                Jean Gary, 83, of Gladwin passed away Oct. 4, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Gladwin following a short illness.

                                                                                                                                                                • Jean Loretta Prince

                                                                                                                                                                  Jean Loretta Prince, 67, of Montgomery ( Formerly of Ray, Ind. ) died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. She was born Jan. 30, 1941 in Ray, Ind. to Weir and Doris (Mingus) Vaughn. She married James Blaine Prince, and he preceded her in death on July 18, 2003. Surviving are two daughters Julie (Gary) McIntosh of Fremont, Ind., Jamie (Allen)…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Jerome J. Mommerency Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                    Jerome J. Mommerency, 73, of Monroe died this morning. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Jerome J. Mommerency July 22, 1935 - Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      Jerome J. quot;Mummer quot; Mommerency, 73 of Garden, Michigan, formerly of Monroe, died at 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Fountain View of Monroe. He had been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia several years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Jerry C. DeMille

                                                                                                                                                                        Jerry C. DeMille, 64, of Blissfield passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. He was born on March 6, 1944, in Adrian, Mich., the son of Cyril and Sarah (Van Neste) DeMille. Jerry worked as a farmer for most of his life. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blissfield and he enjoyed playing cards and working crossword puzzles in his spare time. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James (Diana) Diebel of Blissfield and Mrs. Jerry (Betty) Knapp of…

                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 Hains, 87

                                                                                                                                                                            The Rev. John Hains, 87, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.

                                                                                                                                                                            • John King May 25, 1925-Oct. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                              John King, age 83, of Cheboygan, MI, formerly of Monroe, passed away Monday, October 6.

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 Dombroski

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dombroski, Joseph A. Prudenville, Michigan Mr. Dombroski passed away Monday, October 6, 2008 at Golden Years Retreat in Essexville, age 81. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph Soblewski

                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph Soblewski of Manistee, the loving ex-husband of Linda Soblewski, dear father of Daniel J. (Brianna) Soblewski, Jennifer (Sherman) Morse and grandfather to 6 grandchildren passed away Friday, O...

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Julius Piers, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                      Julius (Juke) Piers, age 90, of Holland, died Thursday, October 9, 2008, at Lakeside Vista and Villa. Juke was a farmer and a truck driver for Heidema Brothers until the late 1950's when he started Piers Feed Company. He worked there until six months ago. He was a longtime member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marian Holstege Piers, in 1946; as well as his second wife, Catherine Bosch Piers, in 1994. He is survived by his son, Bob and Kathy…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • KAUFMAN RUTH

                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved wife of the late Irving Kaufman. Dear mother of Harold (Laurie) Kaufman, Richard (Sue) Kaufman, MiMi (Dr. Mark) Clemons and the late Philip Kaufman. Loving grandmother of Michelle (Bill) Futornick, Matthew (Karen) Kaufman, Jeremy (Michelle) Kaufman, Stephanie Kaufman, Lauren Kaufman, Laura Clemons and Jonathan Clemons. Dearest great-grandmother of Aviva, Shira, Shaina, Philip and Zosia. Daughter-in-law of Molly Kaufman and devoted sister-in-law of Janet Kaufman. GRAVESIDE SERVICES FRIDAY 1:30 P.M.…

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                                                                                                                                                                                          • KEMP RUTH M

                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 90, of Naples, died Monday, October 6, 2008. Ruth and her husband, Bob, had lived in Bloomfield Hills, MI and had wintered in Naples for several years before making Naples home in 1992. She was a member of the Wilderness Country Club, Naples, FL, Bloomfield Hills Country Club and the Women's Village Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Ruth had many interests, an avid golfer who cherished time with her friends, an animal lover who always had her Labrador retrievers, and a wonderfully talented painter and…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • KOSHOREK MARILYN L

                                                                                                                                                                                              77, of Royal Oak, died October 8, 2008 at her home. She was born July 7, 1931 in Jamestown, N.Y. and was the widow of Clement J. Koshorek, a former professional baseball player and native of Royal Oak. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Southfield, Red Run Golf Club Royal Oak, and the Auburn Hills American Legion Auxiliary, Post 143. She was an LPN at Providence Hospital before retiring in 1973. Marilyn is survived by two sons, Stephen R. (Patricia) of Royal Oak, Gregory J. (Gail) of Berkley;…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • KUCHAREK VIRGINIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 9:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. until time of service, 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Michigan Humane Society are appreciated. Interment White Chapel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Larry Carl Ehinger

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Larry Carl Ehinger, age 61, of Adrian passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at his home. Funeral services for Larry will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor David Fulks and Pastor Mike Dunson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at . Memorial contributions…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lawrence E. ‘Putt’ Petee

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lawrence E. “Putt” Petee, 90, of Blissfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at his home in Blissfield. He was born on Aug. 22, 1918, in Blissfield, Mich., the son of Edward and Hazel (Mapes) Petee. On Sept. 21, 1940, Putt was married to the former Alice Schulz. She survives. Putt was a 1936 graduate of Blissfield High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army during World War II. Putt worked his entire life as a fur cutter for Richland Furs in Blissfield. He…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Licia Hughes

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Licia Olga Hughes, 87, of Scottville, died Saturday, Oct. 4 at Tendercare of Ludington. Licia was born in Rome, Italy, on June 5, 1921, the daughter of Umberto and Vittorina (Marconi) Trisciani. She s...

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lillian Nyhof, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lillian Joyce Nyhof, age 75, of McKinney, Texas passed away to her Lord on Sunday, October 5, 2008, at her daughter's home. Lillian was the former Lillian Bos, daughter of Wynard and Elizabeth Bos. She was a wife, mother and sister and served in Africa for 16 years working for the Bible League. She died of a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Nyhof; and seven children, Jim and Debbie Nyhof of Oklahoma, Saliee and Dennis Patterson of Oregon, Linda Caulton of Texas, Dave and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Linda J. Krueger

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Linda J. Krueger, age 62, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Tuesday evening, Oct. 7, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Tracey in Paw Paw, Mich., surrounded by her three children and youngest granddaughter. She was born Nov. 8, 1945, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late A.W. and Evelyn (Pant) McLauchlin. Linda was a lifelong resident of Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1963. Following 24 years of dedicated employment with the Lear Corporation in Mendon she retired 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, Tina (Tim) Wagner of Somerset and Brenda (Tom) 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lucille M. Kinney Jan. 31, 1919-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lucille M. Kinney, age 89 years of Temperance, MI, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Luella M. Troyer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Luella M. Troyer, 91, of Shipshewana, Ind., died Oct. 9, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lyle B. Robinson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lyle B. Robinson, 60, of Monroe died at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, Frenchtown Township.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MACKO DANIEL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday 1-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MAURER DOROTHY A (Nee MUSHENSKI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 78 of St. Clair Shores, raised in Dearborn, MI. Passed away on October 7, 2008. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, James Maurer. Dear mother of Carrie (Norman) Starr, Dr. Barry (Rhonda) Maurer, Gayle Maurer, Greg (Lynne) Maurer. She will be missed by her grandchildren Christopher, Douglas, Scott, Melissa, Amy, her family members and many friends. Dorothy enjoyed her nursing career at both Providence and St. John Hospitals. Dorothy was an avid reader and enjoyed evenings together with…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MICHAEL J. BERRY MARLETTE Michael J. Berry, age 44, of Marlette died peacefully Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at his home in Marlette. Mr. Berry has lived in Marlette since 2000 and was previously from Kingston and Chicago, IL. He was born September 30, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. He married Mariea Hendrick October 19, 2007 in Sandusky. Mr. Berry worked as a supervisor for Richville Management Co. the passed 8 years. He was a volunteer fire fighter for Kingston and Marlette Fire Departments for several years, and was Sgt. for the Marlette Department. He also was a paramedic in the area for many years. He was a member of the Marlette Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all, his family. He is survived by his wife Mariea of Marlette; mother Carol Berry of Chicago, IL; three daughters Alyssa Berry of Marlette, Jessie and Beth Spencer of Cass City; grandson Bryce Spencer of Cass City; brother David (Julie) Berry of West Chicago, IL; two sisters Kathy Mahoney of Chicago, IL and Colleen Round of Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his father Edward J. Harris. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the Marlette Fire Department Hall with Pastor Rick Turner officiating. Memorials may be donated to the Marlette Fire Department. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MITCHELL JOYCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            age 77, was born November 22, 1930 in England, and died October 6, 2008 at Wm. Beaumont Hospital. Beloved wife of David Mitchell. Dear mother of Andrew and twin daughters, Carole Cornell and Yvonne Downs. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren Allison, Lauren, Jolie, William, Cara and Eileen. A retired realtor, Joyce loved to travel and enjoyed bridge, golf and charity work with her good friends. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday with the family receiving friends from 2 to 8 p.m. at Haley…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MONTEROSSO KENNETH R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 31, of St. Clair Shores died October 6, 2008. Beloved son of Robert and Denise. Dear brother of Tracey Monterosso. Loving grandson of Mims Aileen Laquere. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. Visiting hours Saturday 12 noon until time of service 2:00 p.m at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Inurnment Cadillac Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Gift of Life appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Margaret M. Wendell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Margaret M. Wendell, age 89, dedicated mother and educator of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Dec. 6, 1918, in Grand Rapids, Mich., a daughter of the late Walton and Marie (Clement) Milliman. Margaret had resided in Burr Oak since 1951. Her early life was lived in Rockford, Mich., where she graduated from Rockford High School with the class of 1937. She continued her education at Western Michigan…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marian Meier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marian Meier, age 96, of Tecumseh died Oct. 8, 2008. Arrangements pending with J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marion I. Baker

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mark Ver Hulst, 64

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mark Ver Hulst, 64, of Holland, died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Arrangements are by the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary Ruth Bashaw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Matthew A. Terrill Jr. 1988-2008 Matthew A. Terrill Jr., 20, Bay Port, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Wisner. He was born January 3, 1988 in Cass City, son of Matthew A. and Ann L. (Osterbeck) Terrill. Matt was a 2006 graduate of Unionville Sebewaing Area High School and had attended the Tuscola County Tech Center. He had been employed at Michigan Sugar Company in Sebewaing. He was an avid bow and gun hunter. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and dune buggying, especially at Silver Lake. He raced in Soap Box Derbys and enjoyed Nascar, concerts and all types of music. He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Ann Terrill, Bay Port; two brothers, Kevin Collon and Chris Terrill, both of Sebewaing; a sister, Jennica Collon, Sebewaing; great-grandmother, Doris Terrill, Frankenmuth; grandparents, Art and Carol Terrill, Bay Port, Elizabeth Holzwart, Unionville and Rick and Jan Osterbeck, Quanicassee; uncle andgodfather, Pat Terrill, Bay Port; uncles, Scott (Cindy) Holzwart, Elkton, Paul (Audrey) Osterbeck, Sebewaing, Rick (Diana) Osterbeck Jr., Unionville and Bryce Osterbeck, Quanicassee; aunt and godmother, Stephanie Collins, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a nephew, Ryan Spencer, Caro; a niece, Megan Spencer, Caro and many cousins, great aunts, great uncles and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Holzwart; great-grandparents, Paul and Maxine Osterbeck, Sylvia and Laurena Martin, Milton and Elizabeth Damm and Arthur Terrill Sr. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Unionville with Rev. Michael Allen officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Delta Waterfowl, Family Discretionary fund or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McEWAN ELIZABETH ANN (HAUPERT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 6, age 77. Formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife of Dr. James E. McEwan, D.D.S., five children and many other loved ones. Memorial Mass Friday October 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Chesaning, MI. The family will be present at church starting at 10:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mildred Beyer, 86

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mildred (Millie) Beyer, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at her home. Millie was a member of First Baptist Church in Zeeland. She was involved with Pioneer Girls, Sunday School and MOPS nursery and Cub Scouts. She retired from Zeeland Public Schools as a Library Clerk. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, of 65 years; and children, Doug and Vicki Beyer of Holland, Rick and Carla Beyer of Zeeland, Garold Beyer of Cedar Springs, Jon…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Monica Bergeron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EWEN, Mich. -- Monica Bergeron, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital-Long Term Care Unit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NORMAN-GERRING SUE ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 61, loving wife, daughter and sister passed on October 8, 2008. Born October 22, 1946 the oldest child of Marion Norman and Betty Totten Norman of Ionia, Michigan. Sue Ann resided in Stevensville, Michigan and Ionia. Graduate and clarinet player for Ionia High School Class of 64. Graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. and B.S. and Masters degree in Education, Class of 68. Sue Ann was a third grade teacher with Saint Joseph school district. She married Edward Gerring who was her life long…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Naomi I. Asch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs. Naomi I. Asch, living at the Heritage at Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Sept. 30, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nicholas Erhard Stotz Dec. 29, 1945-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nicholas Erhard Stotz, 62 yrs, of Ida, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 5, while walking on his farmstead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nicholas Erhard Stotz Dec. 29, 1945-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nicholas Erhard Stotz, 62 yrs, of Ida, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 5, while walking on his farmstead. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Thursday from 11 AM to 9 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Noel Ryder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ryder, Noel S. Hemlock, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Saginaw News by W. L. Case & Co. Funeral Home 201 N. Miller Road.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Norman H. Messing 1916-2008 Norman H. Messing, 91, Pigeon, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Pigeon. He was born on November 15, 1916 in Ruth, son of the late William T. and Mary (Emming) Messing. He married Eleanor E. Swartz on August 31, 1940 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. She preceded him in death on August 30, 2004. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe and of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing euchre with family and friends. He is survived by two sons, Ken (Mary) Messing, Bad Axe and Don (Diane) Messing, Sonoma, Calif.; two daughters, Gloria (Paul) Armstrong, Bad Axe and Jane (Floyd) Saunders, Andover, Kan.; brother, Clem (Donna) Messing, Ruth; two sisters, Mary Essenmacher, Harbor Beach and Gladys Priemer, Ruth; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale D. Messing; four brothers, Charles, Robert, Wilfred and James Messing and three sisters, Margaret Kirsch, Celia VanDalen and Genevieve Kosal. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 3, 2008 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor, officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • O'CONNOR JAMES E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • OTIS JAMES PATRICK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 2-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe. Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PACE PAULINE C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Rd. (1 mile W. of Farmington Rd.), Friday 1-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd. (S. of Five Mile Rd.), Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Angela Hospice preferred.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at church begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PETRO PETER KIMON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at church begins at 12:30 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Tributes to St. Nicholas Church, or the Charity of Donor's Choice. Share memories at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at church begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of MI, 230 Huron View Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROBBINS THOMAS J (O'TOOLE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile Rd.), Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment private. To share a memory,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Buikema

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert Janusz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COLDWATER — Arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home for Robert Janusz of Coldwater. A complete obituary will be available in tomorrow's paper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rod Rider Dryden Rod Rider age 59 of Dryden passed away, Sunday (October 5, 2008) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born February 1, 1949 in Detroit to Albert and Mabel Rider. He married Deanna Kay Wheeler December 10, 1976 in Royal Oak. Rod grew up in Royal Oak and graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School class of 1968 and has spent the last 28 years in Dryden. He attended Ferris State University and graduated from Northwood University in Midland with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Rod was a stand out during his high school days. He was on the football and track team One of his high school track record is still unbroken. He was a huge U of M fan. Rod was a banquet chef at the Holiday inn in Auburn Hills for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Deanna; daughter, Robin (John) Kowalski of Troy; son, Jeffery (Wendy) Gamble of Killeen, TX; grandchildren, Kelly Angus, Kerrie Angus, Christopher Gamble, Phillip Yantis, Aaron Yantis and Casey Marie

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Roger Bleshenski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bleshenski, Roger S. (Boe) Pinconning, Michigan In addition to those listed in Tuesday's Obituary, Roger is also survived by his sister-in-law, Janet Bleshenski. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 1504 S. Kiesel, Bay City. Fr. Chester Pilarski will officiate with burial to follow in St. Anne Cemetery, Linwood. Family and friends may call at the Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ronald Dean Rubach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ronald Dean Rubach, aged 68, of Clarksville and formerly of Ionia, passed away Oct. 8, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SANDRA LEE VANDER HAGEN DECKERVILLE Sandra Lee Vander Hagen, age 64, of Deckerville, died Thursday, October 02, 2008 at Deckerville Community Hospital in Deckerville, Michigan. She was born January 29, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late John and Delores (Reifert) Miller. She was a lifelong area resident. Sandra married Gerald Vander Hagen on November 3, 1961 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Gerald, Candy Degel (daughter) and special friend Sally, of Croswell, Tammy & Floyd Meade (daughter) of Croswell, Bruce Miller (brother) of Richmond, 3 Grandchildren, Douglas, John, and Andrew. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. No services are planned. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SCHOENHERR JAMES R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 9, 2008, age 51. Preceded in death by his parents James C. and Mary Eileen Schoenherr and sisters Sharon Wegener and M. Deborah Borland. Survived by his loving sister Judi (the late James) Braathen. Also survived by nieces and nephews, and his loving Baypointe Family (his angels on earth). Private interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SINGER THOMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Church with a Rosary being Prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • STEINKE CLAUDIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, October 11, 2008 2-4 p.m. with a Memorial Service immediately following at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • STEVENS RAYMOND G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be held at the R. C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park MI on Saturday October 11 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. and on Sunday, October 12 from 12-9 p.m. In state Monday 9 a.m. at Ste. Anne Catholic Church, 1000 Ste. Anne St., Detroit, MI until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • STEWART VIRGINIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Scripture Service Sunday 7 p.m. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STONCEL AGNES K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 4-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren, 313-271-2500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sara Maree Frisbie

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sister Hannum, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sister Lynne Hannum, formerly known as Sister Lynne Catherine Hannum, died on Oct. 8, 2008, at Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Mich. She was 64 years of age and in the 42nd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Lynne was born in Hancock, Mich., to Frank and Margaret (Labine) Hannum. Sister graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson, Ohio, and received a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sister McDonnell, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sister Carol Jean McDonnell, formerly known as Sister George Ellen McDonnell, died on Oct. 4, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 77 years of age and in the 58th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister was born in Chicago, Ill., to William and Catherine (Larkins) McDonnell. Sister graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, Ill., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TREJO HULDA F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday 1-7 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. at Kernan Funeral Home, 1020 Fort St., Lincoln Park, 313-381-2345.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thomas E. Zaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thomas E. Zaker, 36 of Monroe, died Monday in his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Una Waterhouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Una Waterhouse, 82, of Newport, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Memorial Nursing Center.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRAVERSE CITY — Irene Winnie of Traverse City, beloved by many, was welcomed into the Lord's arms Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the age of 81 years.Irene was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Portage, Pa., the daughter of Michael and Julia Fetchik. On Aug. 3, 1947, she was wed to Robert J. Winnie in Detroit, later raising two wonderful children.Irene devoted her life to her family and the Lord. She had a way of making people feel important and enjoyed making friends from strangers. Irene always had a smile on her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • V. Lehr Roe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                V. Lehr Roe, 75, of Dundee died Wednesday evening at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Victoria Mae Merrithew June 17, 1964 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria Mae Merrithew, 44, of Monroe died at 1:56 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne's Mercy Hospital, Toledo. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Born June 17, 1964 in Trenton she was the daughter of Douglas C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Violet 'Vi' Scheerens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BEACH PARK, Ill. -- Violet "Vi" Scheerens, 87, of Beach Park, formerly of Saxon, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WAGNER ROBERT M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 87 of Rochester, died October 7, 2008. A Navy Veteran of WWII, he retired in 1987 from Chrysler Corp. as an Engineering Executive after 37 years of service. He was past president of Big Brothers, a former active member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, and was presently an active member of First Baptist Church. Beloved husband of Sally, who preceded him in death on March 20, 2008. Dear father of William (Patty) Wagner, George (Elizabeth) Wagner, Richard (Cheryl) Wagner, Bob (Terese) Wagner, Martha…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WALLACE LARRY F

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WEISEND JOHN B SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at L.C. Friederichs & Son Funeral Home, St. Clair (810-329-4222) on Friday from 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery, Marine City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Wheeling Central Catholic High School or St. John Home for Children (Wheeling, West Virginia), please call funeral home for addresses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WILLAERT MARIA A (NEE DIRJAN)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Vigil at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 13 Mile Rd. (between I-94 and Harper). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WITTBRODT GERALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the Voran Funeral Home (Dearborn Chapel), Saturday October 11, 2008, 2:30-4:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Obituary/Guestbook at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 6-9 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Ln. at Wilson in Dearborn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William C. Looker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William C. Looker, age 59, of Gladwin, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, MI. He was born July 20, 1949 in Midland, the son of Martin and Freda (Nettleton) Looker.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William H. 'Bill' Platske

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- William H. "Bill" Platske, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Home in St. Paul.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William Shafer, 60

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      William A. Shafer, age 60, of Holland, died on Monday, October 6, 2008, at his home. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Bill served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW, DAV, and the Eagles Club. He worked for Ameritech/ Michigan Bell. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jason Shafer in 1989, and David Shafer in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Shafer of West Olive; his daughter, Katie Shafer of Ypsilanti; his sisters, Joanne Spangler of Grand Haven and Nancy Tippett…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William ‘Bill’ Kline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        William “Bill” Kline, 84, of North Adams, Michigan passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. He was born Sept. 20, 1924, to William and Lily Kline. He served in the European Theatre in World War II. On April 21, 1951 he married Carolyn Hoffman and he was a lifelong farmer in the North Adams area. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn; a son, Mark (Linda) Kline and a son-in-law, Larry Christian. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Christian.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • YOUNG CLEMENS H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 1-9 p.m. (with a 7 p.m. Rosary) at the Warren Chapel at the E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Rd. (one block S. of Nine Mile). Funeral Services Saturday 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home (for prayers) and to St. Louise Catholic Church (12 Mile, just E. of Dequindre) for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Mr. Young owned Young's Garden Mart in Warren with his wife, Barbara.

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