Saturday, October 11, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/11/08


    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 Madelyn Cottler. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends, and her devoted caregiver Annette Lorelli. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

    • 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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      • Alta Ordaz, 69

        Alta M. Craker Ordaz, 69, of Grand Haven, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in a Muskegon Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad of Grand Haven.

        • Alvin E. Lambright Jr.

          Alvin E. Lambright Jr., 90, of Wolcottville, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Rev. Brent Danielson officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. 

          • 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…

                • BAGNALL DONALD MATTHEW

                  • BELL LILLIAN

                    Sunday 2-9 p.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

                    • BERRY THE HONORABLE ABDALLAH

                      Beloved husband of the late Zahie Fawaz and Ebtissam, beloved father Nowell (Ron) Bierman, Nazar (Holly) Berry, Dalal Saunders, his late beloved son Naife (May) Berry and Nadwa (Robert) Golich, beloved grandfather of Mark Bierman, Jennifer (Massoud) Makki, Jeff (Meela) Berry, Jonathon, Jessica, Alexandra and Donovan. Beloved great-grandfather of Ali, Hannah, Iya and Hani Makki. Born in Tibnine, Lebanon in 1908, Mr. Berry was the Patriarch of the entire Berry Family. In 1948, Mr. Berry was awarded the Medal…

                      • BUSHOR EDWARD R

                        Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile). Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share a memory at

                        • 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

                            • 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…

                              • Bessie Adelyn Miller Jan. 2, 1932-Oct. 6, 2008

                                Bessie Adelyn Miller, age 76, formerly of Monroe, Michigan, most recently of Jackson, Ohio, our beloved mother went to join our dad in the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, October 6, 2008 after a year-long illness.

                                • Boots (Buford B.) Valentine

                                  Boots (Buford B.) Valentine, aged 90, of Lowell and formerly of Lake Odessa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.,

                                  • 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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                                    • CRAMER TONYA J (Nee BAHNKE)

                                      Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterrra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro parkway (16 Mile Rd.) . Funeral Monday in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin DePorres, 31515 Hoover (between 13 Mile and Masonic) until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

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                                        • Carl E. O’Brien

                                          Carl Edward O’Brien, age 61 of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Ludington, Mich., a son of the late Harvey and Edna (Zimmerman) O’Brien. Carl had resided in Sturgis for the past 11 years, coming from Rapid City, Mich. On July 3, 1997, he married Sandra Frays in LaGrange, Ind. He retired from the Elk Rapids Packing Company in Elk Rapids, Mich., after over 20 years of employment. …

                                          • 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. 

                                            • 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.

                                                • 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.

                                                  • Connie Sue McCollough

                                                    Connie Sue McCollough 60, of Coldwater passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 peacefully at her home, after a long illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1947 in Angola, Ind. to Ruth (Benninghoff) and George A. Myers. She is survived by her loving husband Maurice McCollough and daughter Melinda McCollough, mother Ruth Myers, brother Clyde Myers, sisters Sarah (Myers) Sechler and Martha Myers and several nieces and nephews including Ben Myers, Dan Sechler and Jessica Sechler. Connie was very active as a Jehovah Witness. A…

                                                    • Cynthia L. Michels Oct. 25, 1962-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                      Michels, Cynthia L. (nee: Mink) (Borders-Moreno). Age 45, of Allen Park. Died Oct. 9, 2008, at Arbor Hospice residence in Ann Arbor. Beloved wife of Earl. Loving mother of Chelsea.

                                                      • Dale Heyboer, 79

                                                        Dale R. Heyboer, 79, of Kentwood, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Princeton Christian Reformed Church, 5330 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. S.E., Grand Rapids.

                                                        • Dallas “Rocky” Rockwell

                                                          Dallas “Rocky” Rockwell, 80, of Coldwater, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Battle Creek. Rocky was born July 25, 1928 to Fred and Bertha (Crammer) Johnson in Towanda, Penn. He was adopted at the age of 5-years-old by Hilton and Leone (Lyon) Rockwell. He grew up in Troy, PA and graduated from Troy High School. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and marrieD Katherene V. Burpo on Dec. 30, 1951. Rocky was a factory worker most of his life. He medically retired in 1971 when he…

                                                          • Darrell Gene Tucker, 64

                                                            WOLVERINE - Darrell Gene Tucker, 64, of Wolverine, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.

                                                            • David Russell Suchman

                                                              David Russell Suchman, 42, of Elizabeth City, N.C., formerly of Blissfield, Mich., and Marrero, La., died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. David was traveling to work on his Yamaha Scooter, from Elizabeth City to Chesapeake, Va., Tuesday at approximately 6 a.m. in Camden, N.C., when a Ford Taurus pulled out in the other lane to pass a vehicle hauling a trailer and was hit head on. David was killed instantly and was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to…

                                                              • 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 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…

                                                                        • Doris Duncan

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

                                                                          • ESPER EVANGELINE

                                                                            Age 70. October 8, 2008 of Dearborn Heights. Survived by many cousins. Evangeline was a former elementary school teacher with the catholic school system, and also an organist and choir director at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Funeral service Monday October 13, 2008 at St. Anselm Church. In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at

                                                                            • 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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                                                                              • 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,…

                                                                                    • Eva Irene Gay Dec. 1, 1920-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                      Eva Irene Gay of Monroe died peacefully in her home on Thursday morning after a courageous six-month battle with cancer. She was 87 years old.

                                                                                      • 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, Mich., died late Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Drew’s Place in Coldwater.  She had been in failing health. She was born July 10, 1918, in Montana, a 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…

                                                                                            • 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

                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                  • Gordon K. Gotz Oct. 10, 2008

                                                                                                    Gordon Kent Gotz, 61, of Brooklyn, formerly of South Rockwood, died at 4:38 a.m. Friday at Allegiance Health Hospital, Jackson. Arrangements are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

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                                                                                                        VanDerHeydenAge 79, October 3, 2008 in Hamtramck. He is survived by his children: Sharon, (Michael-deceased), Kathy, Karen, Nick, and Gordon and his love Dorothy Watson, our mother. Brother Richard, and sister Francis and 11 granchildren. He will be deeply missed. He will be laid to rest at White Chapel Cemetery.

                                                                                                        • HOPKINS KENNETH A

                                                                                                          Age 91 of Oxford, OH, formerly of Royal Oak, MI, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born December 15, 1916 in Hudson, Wyoming, the son of George Otto and Katheryn (Keller) Hopkins. He was a graduate of the Cleveland School of Art and was an industrial designer for many firms, the last being Designmark. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On May 29, 1948 he married Betty Larned in Detroit, MI and they enjoyed 60 loving years together. Kenneth…

                                                                                                          • Hal David Brown

                                                                                                            Hal David Brown was stillborn on Oct. 8, 2008, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio. Surviving are his parents, Shawn and Rachel (Convery) Brown of Bryan, Ohio; a brother, Alex; maternal grandparents, Robin Raines of Louisville, Ky., James Convery of Louisville, Ky., and David (Allison) Walt of Laurel, Del.; paternal grandmother, Rose Brown of Morenci, and maternal great-grandmother, Veneda Raines of Adrian. Hal David was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Hal Brown. A graveside service…

                                                                                                            • Harry Russell Emerson Feb. 18, 1933-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                              Russ was born on February 18, 1933, in Vandervoot, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Joseph Cowan Emerson and the late Clara (Ishmael) Emerson. He attended school in Arkansas and graduated in 1951 from Havannah High School.

                                                                                                              • 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.,…

                                                                                                                • Henry N. Hubler

                                                                                                                  Henry N. Hubler, 74, of LaGrange, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. (CST) until the service time at noon (CST) on Tuesday at Ridgelawn Funeral Home in Gary, Ind.  Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Ind. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind., is in charge of arrangements. 

                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                          • Irene U. Bennett July 27, 1925-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                            Irene U. Bennett, age 83, a life long resident of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 10:04 AM at Mercy Memorial Hospital where she had been for 4 days. Irene had been in poor health for 1 year.

                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                  • Janice Hansen

                                                                                                                                    Janice Hansen, 69, of Morenci, Mich., passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at Hospice of Nothwest Ohio. Funeral services for Janice will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel. Burial of cremains will also take place Saturday. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 p.m. until service time. 

                                                                                                                                    • Jason C. Onago Jr. Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                      Jason C. Onago Jr. was stillborn Oct. 8. He is the son of Jason and Tina (Larkin) Onago of Milan. Services are pending at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, with visitation Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m.

                                                                                                                                      • Jean Ann Sheridan Aug. 23, 1945-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                        Jean Ann Sheridan, 63, of Sun City West, Arizona, went to dwell in the House of the Lord, on October 3rd, 2008, after a valiant and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

                                                                                                                                        • Jean Gary

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

                                                                                                                                          • John Hains, 87

                                                                                                                                            Reverend John Hains, age 87, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 7, 2008.  He was a native of Detroit and graduated from Coopersville High School, Hope College and Western Theological Seminary.  He served as Pastor of the First Reformed Church in Fremont, Trinity Reformed Church in Holland, Beverly Reformed Church in Wyoming, MI., Faith Reformed Church, Zeeland, Bethel Reformed Church in Grand Rapids and a second pastorate at Beverly Reformed Church in…

                                                                                                                                            • John N. (Jack) Moorman Feb. 10, 1944-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                              John N. (Jack) Moorman, 64, of Monroe died at 9:34 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

                                                                                                                                              • John N. Moorman Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                                John N. Moorman, 64, of Monroe died at 9:34 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

                                                                                                                                                • 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 11:00am 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…

                                                                                                                                                        • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                          • KRYSIAK MARYBETH A

                                                                                                                                                            Monday 1-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sabina School in Dearborn Heights.

                                                                                                                                                            • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

                                                                                                                                                              Schauer will keep jobs To the editor, It’s about time someone stood up in one of these debates and explained just how they would shake things up in DC. That's just what Mark Schauer did when he talked about sticking up for Lenawee workers and Lenawee companies as places like China, Mexico and India take our jobs. Instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching as jobs head out, Schauer’s ready to jump in the game and fight for each one. He’s got my vote. FRANK TIMM Brooklyn Schauer helped…

                                                                                                                                                              • LIETZ MARY

                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22421 Overlake Dr., St. Clair Shores.

                                                                                                                                                                • LIPSON JACK

                                                                                                                                                                  Beloved husband of the late Bea trice. Loving father of Dr. Lawrence (Lori) Lipson, Dr. Martin (Wendy) Lipson and Andrea (Jerry Fishman) Lipson. Loving grandfather of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.GRAVESIDE SERVICE SUNDAY 1 P.M. AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL 248-543-1622

                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Lawrence Fredrick Weiser

                                                                                                                                                                        Lawrence Fredrick Weiser, 65, of West Strreet, Niles, died at 10 pp.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Leah E. Wegner

                                                                                                                                                                          Leah Evelyn “Grandma” Wegner, age 99, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2008, at the Fairview Living Centre in Centreville, following a short illness. She was born June 8, 1909, in Owen County, Ind., a daughter of the late Claude S. and Katie (Pratt) Edwards. Mrs. Wegner had resided in Sturgis since 1945, coming from Hamilton, Ohio. On Oct. 17, 1945, she married Lawrence V. Wegner in Indianapolis, Ind. He died Dec. 8, 1972. She was a homemaker and attended the First United…

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                              • Louis F. "Louie" Wright Dec. 2, 1929-Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                Louis F. "Louie" Wright, 78, of Sandusky, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2008, at his home after a lengthy illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Lowell Shamel

                                                                                                                                                                                  SHAMEL, Lowell Clark "Don" - Age 97, of Linden and Holiday, FL, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at his residence surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Interment will follow at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held 10 AM until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice. There will be a…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 Benjamin Robinson Sept. 24, 1948 - Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                      Lyle Benjamin Robinson was born in Monroe, Michigan on September 24, 1948. Lyle was the son of the late Lyle Bert Robinson and Julia (Kush) Robinson. Lyle grew up in Monroe and graduated from Monroe High School with the class of 1966.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lyle Eugene Harsh

                                                                                                                                                                                        Lyle Eugene Harsh, age 75, of Hillsdale passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born May 26, 1933, in Adrian Township, Lenawee County, Mich, the son of Clifford W. and Sarah R. (Bills) Harsh. He spent most of his life in Adrian and in Hillsdale. Surviving are his nephews and nieces, Eleanor Shaffer of Camden, Donald (Arlene) Harsh of Coldwater, Sharon (Ken) Neusbaum of Coldwater, Sandra (Gary) Penrose of Austin, Pa., and Charles (Carol) Harsh of Adrian; by…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • MARTTILA LEVI R

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 2-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • MEYER IRENE M

                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 82. Died at her home in Troy, MI on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Born February 1, 1926 in Saginaw MI to the late William and Sophia Krause. Upon graduation from Arthur Hill, she married Donald Jacob Meyer, also of Saginaw. Surviving are her children Michael Meyer, Dean (Faun) Meyer, Kurt (Sharon) Meyer, Jeff (Jamye) Meyer, Jill Meyer and husband Anthony Avey, her grandchildren Nicholas, Lewis, Alan, Anne and Aaron as well as her twin sisters Jean Harrison and Jeanette Dodge and her brother Bill Krause…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                              • MOORE ROBERT H

                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Interment Woodmere Cemetery. To view obituary and share memories please log on to

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Margaret E. (Mascho) Stowell

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Margaret E. (Mascho) Stowell, aged 85, of Woodland, went to be with her Lord, and her beloved husband on Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret F. Imo May 27, 1919-October 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret F. Imo, 89, of Monroe died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday at Tendercare of Monroe. She had been in poor health for four years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 A. Meier

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marian A. Meier, age 96, of Tecumseh passed away peacefully at home, Oct. 8, 2008, with family at her side. She was born March 12, 1912, at home on Ganson Street in Jackson, Mich., to Albert and Veda (VanHorn) Johnson. On Oct. 25, 1958, she married Otto Meier at the Britton Congregational Christian Church. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1997. Marian was a 1930 graduate of Battle Creek High School. She held a variety of jobs before and while attending college for her teaching degrees, eventually…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marian A. Nugent Mahac

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marian A. Nugent Mahack, 86, Ludington, died early Friday at Willowbrook AFC. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Collingsworth Oct. 7, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Collingsworth, 85, of Monroe died at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • McGRATH MRS EILEEN MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 62, of Ocala, Florida died on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Legacy House Hospice. She was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and moved to Ocala, Florida in 1999 from Westland, Michigan. She is a homemaker and a Volunteer Clown, known as "Nellie Belly" for Senior Groups, locally and is a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She loved collecting Amish figurines; loved traveling and R.V. Camping; but most of all, loved decorating her home for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays. She is…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Melvin "Buck" R. Cole, Sr. Dec. 17, 1924-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Melvin "Buck" R. Cole, Sr., age 83 years of Lambertville, MI, died Thursday, October 09, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Michael J. Maxwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael  J.  Maxwell, age 58, of Bronson, died Friday afternoon at Kairo’s Dwelling Hospice House in Kalamazoo. He had been in failing health. According to his wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be planned at a later date at the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Monica Bergeron

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • NOWICKI ANTOINETTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "TONI" JOAN Age 76, a candidate for Sainthood, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 10, 2008. Beloved wife of John. Dear mother of the late John Christopher Jr. Survived by her children, Anita and her husband Mitchell Berendt, James, Bennett and wife Victoria, Donald, Nancy and her husband John Werth, Kenneth, Arn and wife Kimberly, and Rene and wife Amy. Loving grandmother of James Roberts and Ida, David Roberts, wife Kelly, Meagan and Jessica Werth, Katelynn, Brittni, Andrew,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NUSBAUM GERTRUDE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved sister of the late Anne Mondrow and the late Pearl Nusbaum. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Services Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment at Beth Tefilo Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Naomi I. Asch

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Norbert John Buinowski Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Norbert John Buinowski Jr., 52, of 237 E. Ridge St., Ironwood, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Norene E. Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Norene E. Johnson, 72, of 612 E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • OSTHAUS BERNARD B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of West Bloomfield; October 9, 2008; age 94; Beloved husband of the late Lois M. Osthaus; Dear father of John (Donna) Osthaus and Carl (Wendy) Osthaus. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mr. Osthaus was a Chemist at U.S. Steel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 11, 2008, 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5301 Hatchery Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday 2:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PELAK LEONA J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 64, of New Haven, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008. "Leona was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who was totally devoted to her family." She is survived by her husband of 44 years; four children; and nine grandchildren. Visit, for info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PETRO PETER KIMON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at church begins at 12:30 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to St. Nicholas Church, or Charity of Donor's Choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PIRRALLO LEONARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will be Sunday Oct. 12th 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons Funeral Home, 36900 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights and Monday, in state 10:00am at St. Athanasius Church, 18720 W. 13 Mile between Gratiot and Utica Rd until time of mass at 10:30am, internment following at Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their guest book at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia Ann Train Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia Ann Train, 62, of Temperance died Wednesday in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio at Perrysburg, Ohio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pearl R. McBee Jan. 3, 1917-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pearl R. McBee, age 91, of Monroe, MI, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Pearl passed away at the Lutheran Home surrounded by her loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pearl R. McBee Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pearl R. McBee, 91, of Monroe died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the Lutheran Home in Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rick Nemetz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rick Nemetz, aged 48, of Ionia, passed away Oct. 9, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert H. Moore Sept. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moore, Robert H., age 80, of Frenchtown Township, Sept 23, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ruth A. Nieboer, 85

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Thursday, October 9, 2008, Ruth was promoted to Glory and went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior.  She was born February 24, 1923 in Holland,  a daughter of John and Retta (Scholten) Koster.  She lived in Holland, Allegan, Cassopolis, and then to Niles.  She currently attended Berrien Center Bible Church.  Ruth was a wonderful pianist and played for many churches in the area during her lifetime.  She loved to play card games and sew.  On April 25, 1947, she married Earl Nieboer.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SIKORSKI RAYMOND L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 56 of St. Clair Shores. Died October 10, 2008. Beloved husband of Denise. Dear father of Matthew (Sarina) and Gary (Ami). Loving son of Helen Sikorski. Grandfather of Marcus, Erica, Tara, and Alyssa. Brother of Barbara (Gary) Munich, Robert, Donald (Patricia), Sue (Steve) Orrison, and Rodney (Cindy). Visiting hours Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Memories may be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SIMPSON MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved wife of the late Robert Simpson. Devoted sister of Edward Berger, the late Leo Berger, the late Charles Berger, the late Gertrude Portscheller, the late Esther Berger, and the late Blanche Berger. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SMYKLA FRED E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  age 86, of Rochester Hills, October 8, 2008; Beloved Husband of the late Glendora; Dear Father of Karen Smykla and Cynthia Smykla Wilson; Grandfather of Denise Forester, Marcy Weide, Ehren Jones and Sara Jones; Great-Grandfather of Branden, Miranda, Conner, John, Brian, Caroline, Maxwell, Derek and Elizabeth. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 771 Old Perch Rd., Rochester Hills; visitation Sunday 3-6 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shirley M. Blair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shirley M. Blair, 70, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  She was born Feb. 6, 1938 in Montgomery to Harley D. and Mae (Fink) Ellis. Shirley attended the Reading schools and was a longtime soldier of the Salvation Army, ringing the bells for many years. She worked at Nichols Turkey Farm and also at the fairgrounds. Shirley belonged to the Yesterday and Today Threshing Club and enjoyed attending the Gospel Barn. On Oct. 24, 1970, she married William O.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • TISEO DONALD D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco and Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with evening Rosary. Funeral Monday at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 Thirteen Mile Road., St. Clair Shores. In State 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Donations to Capuchin Fathers. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Terry Jones, 65

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Terry L. Jones, age 65, passed away Friday, July 18, 2008 in Winter Haven, Florida. Born in Grand Rapids, Terry was a 1962 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School. After high school he worked with his brothers in the family nursery business before embarking on a career in real estate. He helped found Remax of Cascade and routinely earned honors as a top producer. In 1987 Terry settled in Holland where he became a fixture in the lakeshore real estate scene. In addition to his work in real estate, Terry served…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Una M. Waterhouse Feb. 3, 1926-Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Una M. Waterhouse, 82, of Monroe, passed away October 8, 2008 at 6:45 p.m. in Mercy Memorial Nursing Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Violet 'Vi' Scheerens

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 ‘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.…

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