Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/14/08


    begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018, . View obituary and share memories at


      of Ortonville. October 12, 2008 at 81 years of age. Beloved husband of Mary Therese Apel; dear father of Gregory (Debbie) Apel, George Paul (Barbara) Apel, Mary Therese "Terri" (David) Andrews, David (Patricia) Apel, Jennifer (Dennis) Burton, Suzanne (Jeffery) Kunz and the late Bruce Apel; grandfather of 17; great- grandfather of 10. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ortonville. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.…

      • 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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        • Alfred "Mike" Terry

          • Allen K. "Skip" Cook Jr. Jan. 30, 1936-Oct. 4, 2008

            Mr. Allen Kenneth "Skip" Cook, Jr., age 72, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2008, following an extended illness.

            • 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.

                • BEESLEY BEATRICE

                  will be on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Beesley will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to remember the Imaculate Heart of Mercy, 610 West Elm St., Monroe, MI 48161. Please visit www.mem.com to share a memory with the family.

                  • BIONDO ROSALIA

                    at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile Rd.) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with evening prayers. Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. at San Francesco Catholic Church, 28870 S. Nunneley Rd. (Metro Pkwy., east of Gratiot). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. To share a memory, visit

                    • BLAZO WENDY LYNN (KEYES)

                      Age 50, October 11, 2008 of Auburn Hills formerly of Romeo. Beloved mother of Bonnie, Kristopher and Travis Blazo. Dear grandmother of Jason Blazo. Dear daughter of Hugh (Yong) Keyes. Granddaughter of Helen Lemanske. Sister of Cheri (Jim) Ludington, Tina Keith, Robert (Mary) Keyes and Kelly (Mike) Nyikos. A Celebration of Life party will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5 p.m. -9 p.m. at Courtyard Centerpointe, 3555 Centerpointe Drive, Pontiac. Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Troy, (248) 689-0700.…

                      • BOROFF BERTHA ANN

                        at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of Service. Burial at Glenwood Cemetery, Wayne, Friday 10 a.m. Please view memorial and send tributes at

                        • BORON SOPHIE

                          (nee Stankiewicz) Age 84, October 11, 2008. Loving wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Ron (Beth) and Lorraine (Ed) Jesse. Grandmother of Jennifer Jesse and Douglas (Sarah) Jesse. Great grandmother "Nana" of Nicholas, Natalie and Joey. Sister of the late Henry and Julius Sroka, Helen Kraft and Stanley Stankiewicz, Jr.. Member of the St. Anne's Christian Mothers and Polish American Cultural Center. Cremation has taken place and service to be held at a later date. Please sign online guest…

                          • BOULTINGHOUSE REGINA H

                            Tuesday, 2 p.m. until time of the Funeral Service 7 p.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile Rd.) Warren. Interment Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan. Memorial contributions to Michigan Heart Association would be appreciated.

                            • BOWMAN JESSICA LEE

                              Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Jessica's family at 877-231-7900 or visit her guestbook at

                              • BRIGHT JOHN H

                                "JACK" Age 86, originally of Detroit, found his big fly fishing stream in the sky on October 10, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Geraldine. Jack is survived by his six children, Christopher J, Timothy R., Melissa A. Zinkosky, Cynthia E., Michael P., and Amy B. Stubblefield; he was the grandfather of Elizabeth Bright, Theresa Bright, Nancy Bright, Timothy Bright Jr., Jonathan Bright, Abigail Stubblefield, Sarina Stubblefield, Nick Bright, Jake Bright, and Cody Bright. Jack…

                                • BUNTE EDNA ANN

                                  Wednesday 3:00-9:00pm at the Kaul Funeral Home 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Thursday in state 9:00a.m. until time of service 10:00a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.

                                  • Barbara June Ross, 88

                                    Barbara June Ross (nee Sayles), formerly of Boyne City, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan, at the age of 88.

                                    • Bernard Currier

                                      CURRIER, Bernard Charles - Age 82, of Burton, died Saturday, October 11, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11AM Monday, October 20, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint with Pastor Bruce Billings officiating. Burial immediately following at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11AM-2PM and 5PM-8PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American…

                                      • 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.

                                          • Beverly Jean Bloomfield Feb. 12, 1943 - Oct. 10, 2008

                                            Beverly Jean Bloomfield, age 65, of Monclova, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Friday evening, October 10, 2008. Her son, Sonny, had the blessing to lead her to the Lord Jesus, so she would know how to be in Heaven one day.

                                            • Brenda K. Montgomery

                                              Brenda Kay Montgomery, 50, of Coldwater, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater. Born Feb. 18, 1958 in Albion, she was the daughter of Wardie and Revel (Back) Montgomery. Brenda graduated from Reading High School in 1976 and had been a care-giver in the Adult Foster Home Health setting. She loved little children and was an avid bingo player. Survivors include her mother, Revel Montgomery of Quincy; nine sisters, Mazie Foltz of Congress, Ariz., Ella…

                                              • Brenda Kay Montgomery

                                                Brenda Kay Montgomery, 50, of Coldwater, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater.  Born Feb. 18, 1958 in Albion, she was the daughter of Wardie and Revel (Back) Montgomery. Brenda graduated from Reading High School in 1976 and had been a care-giver in the Adult Foster Home Health setting. She loved little children and was an avid bingo player.  Survivors include her mother Revel Montgomery of Quincy; sisters Mazie Foltz of Congress, Ariz., Ella…

                                                • Brent Asbury

                                                  ASBURY, Brent Allen - Age 24, of Burton, died Friday, October 10, 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Visitation will be held 5-9 PM Sunday, and 2-4 and 6-9 PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Asbury Children's Educational Fund. Brent was born July 14, 1984 in Flint. He was employed by M…

                                                • CARROLL ALBERT S

                                                  Age 87, October 13, 2008. Beloved husband of Colleen. Loving father of Martha Carroll. Memorial Mass at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon St., Birmingham, Thursday 11 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Holy Name Church or Michigan Humane Society. Obituary and condolences at

                                                  • CIAMPA ERNEST G

                                                    Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., Just N. of Grand River) downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Wake Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Memorial contributions will be used according to the wishes of Ernie's family.

                                                    • CLARK PHYLLIS MARJORIE

                                                      at the Wm. R. Hamilton Co. - Groesbeck Chapel, Mt. Clemens on Wednesday October 15, 2008 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Louis Church Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10 a.m. with viewing at 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Hospice, 1 Ford Place, Detroit, MI 48202.

                                                      • 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, www.marshfuneral.com.

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                                                          • CORRADO GRACE

                                                            Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with scripture service at 7 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Share memories at

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                                                              October 12, 2008. Age 32 of Redford. Beloved husband of Christine. Dear father of Hannah and Tano. Loving son of Janice and the late Gaetano. Brother of Nicholas (Carrie). Family will receive friends Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.

                                                              • CRAMTON BETTY JEAN

                                                                Wednesday 2-9 p.m., Funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill). Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. To view obituary and share memories, log on to

                                                                • 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. …

                                                                  • 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.

                                                                    • Clara Mrozinski, 89

                                                                      Clara Margaret Mrozinski, age 89 of Onekama passed away on Friday October 10, 2008 at the Maples – Benzie County Medical Care Facility in Frankfort. She was born in Chicago, IL on August 3, 1919 the daughter of the late Frank and Marie Perkowski.  Clara attended St. Mary’s Grade School and then Bowen High School in South Chicago, IL. Clara married Walter Mrozinski in 1937 in Crown Point, Indiana.  She was employed at Onekama Marine Inc. for 45 years before retiring in 2006. She was a member of the…

                                                                      • 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.

                                                                        • DONOVAN MARY

                                                                          2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI with Prayers at 3 p.m. Funeral services on Wednesday 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.

                                                                          • David Conklin

                                                                            CONKLIN, David Wayne - Age 31, of Flint, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, October 13, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek with Pastor Bradley Lake officiating. Burial immediately following at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-9 PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the David Conklin Memorial Fund. Online…

                                                                            • David F. Smith

                                                                              David F. Smith, age 70, of Adrian died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at home with his family by his side after a short-term battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Tecumseh to Cegil and Eva (Campbell) Smith. He was married to Janice Morgan on July 16, 1961, in Adrian, and she survives. He was employed by Tri State, now known as Adrian Fabricators, Inc. David served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1962. He attended Jasper Bible Church. David is survived by two sons, James (Jodee) Smith of Adrian and Daniel…

                                                                              • Dean W. Keyser

                                                                                Dean W. Keyser, age 82, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born April 8, 1926, in Goshen, Ind., a son of the late Elmer and Beulah (Edwards) Keyser. Dean graduated from Elkhart High School with the class of 1943 and attended Tri-State University in Angola for one year before entering the U.S. Army. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. While serving his country he was stationed in Europe and…

                                                                                • 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 W. Betz, Sr.

                                                                                    Donald W. Betz, Sr., age 81, of Jackson, formerly of Adrian, died Sunday, Oct, 12, 2008, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Adrian to William G. and Helen M. (Bohn) Betz. Don served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to the Jackson area in 1991. Prior to that, he had lived in Adrian all of his life. He married Mary H. Bills on Oct. 4, 1947, in Adrian. She preceded him in death on May 23, 1990. He later married Karen Anderson Belknap on Aug. 21, 1993, in Adrian, and she survives. He…

                                                                                    • Doris Duncan

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

                                                                                      • Dorothy Kasper, 70

                                                                                        Dorothy “Dottie” Kasper, age 70, went to be with the Lord on Sat., Oct. 11, 2008 with her family by her side.  Dottie’s life was filled with devotion to God, her family and taking care of people. She will be best remembered for her ability to share God’s love, crafting and baking the best apple pies. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Kasper.  She will be greatly missd by her loving children, Danny Kasper of Holland, Dave and Barb Kasper of Rockford and Karin Kasper of Holland. She…

                                                                                        • Duane A. Clark Oct. 18, 1936-Oct. 9, 2008

                                                                                          Duane A. Clark, 71 years, of Toledo and formerly of Petersburg, MI, passed away October 9, 2008, in Toledo Hospital. The son of Pete and Mildred (Pappenhagen) Clark, he was born October 18, 1936, in Whiteford Township, MI.

                                                                                          • Edith M. Milardo

                                                                                            Edith M. Milardo, age 95, of Adrian, formerly of Ivoryton, Conn., passed away Oct. 11, 2008, at Cambrian Assisted Living in Tecumseh. Edith was born May 4, 1913, in Ivoryton, Conn., the daughter of Brownie and Camilla (Gutkoski) Wineski. She married Anthony J. Milardo and he preceded her in death.  Edith was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She belonged to Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church in Essex, Conn., and more recently attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh.…

                                                                                            • Edward G. McNamara Jr., 92

                                                                                              Born Aug. 21, 1916, to Edward G. McNamara and Lillie McNamara (nee Hagerty), Edward G. McNamara Jr. succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and passed away on Oct. 11, 2008, at Covenant Village in Grand Rapids. He was 92 years of age.

                                                                                              • Edwin Richard Katt Sr.

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

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                                                                                                • Elizabeth Marie Siciliano April 22, 1934-Oct. 6, 2008

                                                                                                  Elizabeth Marie Siciliano, 74, of Lambertville, MI, died Monday, October 6, 2008, at MedCentral Mansfield following a 10-year illness of congestive heart failure.

                                                                                                  • Ellen A. Haigh

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

                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                        • FENNING LESTER B

                                                                                                          Age 91, October 12, 2008. Beloved husband of Geraldine "Gerry". Mr. Fenning worked at Doctors Hospital, Detroit for 45 years. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                          • FINN M JOYCE

                                                                                                            Wednesday 6-9 pm and Thursday 3-9 pm at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1½ blks West of Woodward) and Friday 11:30 am until Funeral Mass 12 Noon at National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorial donations to U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development, 301 E. Liberty Ste. 130, Ann Arbor 48104. www.spauldingcurtin.com

                                                                                                            • 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, www.marshfuneral.com

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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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                                                                                                                • FRAZHO EDWARD FRANCIS

                                                                                                                  Age 88 of Brighton, went to be with his Lord Saturday, October 11, 2008. He was born August 25, 1920 in Detroit, a son of Henry and Estelle Frazho. On December 15, 1945 he was married to Janet Morgan McNie in Detroit and moved to Brighton in 1988. Mrs. Janet Frazho preceded him in death on May 13, 1999. Edward was in the Navy during World War II. Prior to retirement in 1983, he had been employed by Chrysler Corp for many years. He dedicated and devoted his entire life to his family. Surviving Edward are two…

                                                                                                                  • 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.

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                                                                                                                      • GIBBINS WILLIAM R

                                                                                                                        Freeland, Michigan. Passed away Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence in Saginaw. Age 80 years. Son of the late Arthur and Eva (Martineau) Gibbins, William was born May 26, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of V.P. #731 Retired. Bill married Mary Ellen Ulbrik on May 8, 1954. She survives him. Bill was owner and operator of Gibbins Pattern and Plastic, Inc. in Redford Twp., Michigan. For further information, please visit

                                                                                                                        • GIBSON MARGARET

                                                                                                                          Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Angela Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                          • GRAHAM ELIZABETH G

                                                                                                                            A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack, in Grosse Pointe Woods (corner of Mack and Vernier) on Wednesday 6:30-9:00 p.m. A graveside Committal Service led by family friend, retired Episcopal Priest Father James (Chris) Berg at Grand Lawn Cemetery, 23501 Grand River, (South of 7 Mile, East of Telegraph) will occur at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donate to Salvation Army or your choice of charity.

                                                                                                                            • Garry Alan Moore, Sr.

                                                                                                                              Garry Alan Moore, Sr., age 70, of Palmyra passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at his home. He was born March 31, 1938, in Brooklyn, to William Elwyn and Caroline Elnora (MacInnes) Moore. Garry retired in 2003 from the Dura Corporation. He was a member of the Adrian Street Cruisers. Garry is survived by three daughters, Julie Moore of Adrian, Lisa Zubke of Adrian and Lori Howard and her husband, Ed, of Dimondale, Mich.; one sister, Arlene King and her husband, Tom, of Adrian; seven grandchildren, Candice…

                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                • Gene Allen Russell

                                                                                                                                  VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Gene Allen Russell was born on March 22, 1965 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Charles L. and Ellen C. (DeLoy) Russell. He died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008. As a small child, he moved with his family to Michigan. He attended school in Union City. After his schooling, he moved back to Kansas, where he met Christina Coots. Tina and Gene were married on April 12, 1986 in Horton. They lived in various towns throughout the US before moving to Valley City, N.D. in 2003. While living there he…

                                                                                                                                  • George E. Lund, 79

                                                                                                                                    CHEBOYGAN - George Lund, 79, of Cheboygan, passed away suddenly Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 in a boating accident while fishing near Drummond Island.

                                                                                                                                    • George Orlich

                                                                                                                                      MCMILLAN, Mich. -- George Orlich, 91, of McMillan, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2008 at the Shady Lane AFC Home in Lakefield Township.

                                                                                                                                      • Gerald Rains Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                                        Gerald Rains, 82, of Temperance died Saturday. Arrangements by Farnham Funeral Home, Temperance.

                                                                                                                                        • Gerald William Rains April 25, 1926 - Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                                          Gerald William Rains, age 82 of Temperance, passed away October 11, 2008 in his home.

                                                                                                                                          • Glen E. Harker

                                                                                                                                            Glen E. Harker, age 92, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2008, at the Life Care Center of LaGrange in LaGrange, Ind. He was born June 4, 1916, in Sturgis, a son of the late J.E. and Vella (Shook) Harker. Glen was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On Dec. 26, 1936, he married Beatrice B. McCloud in Fort Wayne, Ind. She died April 23, 2007. He retired from Burr Oak Tool & Gauge in Sturgis following 11 years of employment. Prior to joining Burr Oak Tool he had been employed by…

                                                                                                                                            • Gordon A. Martin

                                                                                                                                              BRONSON — Gordon Martin, longtime Gilead Township farmer, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, following an illness. He was born on the farm in 1920 in time to see horse and buggy change to Model T and then to Model A. The family moved into Bronson for his high school; after graduation from Hillsdale College, he married, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and worked in the corporate world, before returning to the family farm to raise hogs, cattle, corn and beans. In the Bronson Rotary Club, he was…

                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                • Gordon K. Gotz Oct. 27, 1946-Oct. 10, 2008

                                                                                                                                                  Gordon Kent Gotz, 61, of Brooklyn, Michigan, formerly of South Rockwood, died at 4:38 a.m. Friday at Allegiance Health Hospital, Jackson. He had been in ill health for one year. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 8 p.m.

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                                                                                                                                                  Clementine (Sally) Fairbairn, 94, of Monroe died at 3:28 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Allore Funeral Home-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Monroe, where services are pending.

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                                                                                                                                                      79 of West Bloomfield, October 12, 2008. Arrangements by Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor. For more information visit www.mem.com

                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                        • Harry White

                                                                                                                                                          Harry "Jack" White, 64, of Summerfield, Florida, formerly of Grand Rapids, died unexpectedly September 22, 2008. His full obituary and guest book are listed at www. hiers-baxley.com under obituaries, then archive dates.

                                                                                                                                                          • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                              • Herman Sharphorn

                                                                                                                                                                SHARPHORN - The service to celebrate the life of Herman J. Sharphorn, aged 82, who passed away on Saturday, husband of Yvonne Sharphorn, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. for complete obituary, to read his lifestory and sign his guest book, visit www.lifestorynet.com Heritage Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                                                • Howard Eugene Nichols

                                                                                                                                                                  HILLSDALE — Howard Eugene Nichols, 87, formerly of Osseo, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  He was born June 12, 1921 in Branch County, to Ivan and Faye (Carpenter) Nichols. Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a mechanic and farmer and retired from White Welding Co. He attended the Wheatland Congregational Church, enjoyed working the land and his "H" and "BN" Farmall tractors. In…

                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                    • IN LOVING MEMORY OF Dedicated to Michael Anderson My Brother 7/28/84 - 10/8/05 My life has been turned upside down ever since your heart made it's last pound. All I do now is hide from all the people I don't want to stand beside. I tell myself your on a vacation far away, the plane back here is only a delay. I pray and wish you were here. Every night out the window I stare, waiting for you to walk through the door, and tell me a story just once more. To see the smile that was attached to your face, It's hard to believe your in a new place. Your not here with us any more, my heart is nothing but sore. written by: Laura Anderson You are loved and missed very much! Love your family

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                                                                                                                                                                        • Ingrid Marga Pietrzkiewicz Metamora Ingrid Marga Pietrzkiewicz, 81, of Metamora for the past 21 years, (formerly of Detroit and Germany), passed away Wednesday, (October 8, 2008). She was born May 22, 1927 in Wattenscheid, Germany to Johann H. and Margaret (Baumann) Olthoff. She married John Pietrzkiewicz. As a young woman in Germany, Ingrid worked for many years in the medical field. Upon moving to the US, she became a homemaker, she was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and sister. Ingrid loved to walk, she regularly walked 5 miles every other day around and about Metamora/Hadley. She loved dogs. She is survived by her son, Stanley (Janie) Pietrzkiewicz of Metamora; grandchildren Ryan (Shawna) Pietrzkiewicz of Metamora and Sarah Pietrzkiewicz also of Metamora; great-grandson, Jacob. She was preceded in death by her husband John Pietrzkiewicz in 1984; her parents, Johann H. and Margaret Olthoff; and brother, Enno Olthoff. Funeral services were held Saturday (October 11, 20

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                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                • James “Jim” Lisle Rodlund

                                                                                                                                                                                  James “Jim” Lisle Rodlund, age 60, of Adrian passed away, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Adrian, to Henry Devone and Helen Louise (Fox) Rodlund. Jim was manager of the Adrian Hardware until his retirement in 1999. He loved football, watching sports and country music. He also loved to read. Jim is survived by his sons, James Rodlund and his wife, Paula, of Manitou Beach and Gerald Rodlund and his wife, Lucinda, of Adrian; two brothers, Dan Rodlund of Adrian and Dave…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jamil Hamady

                                                                                                                                                                                    HAMADY, Jamil Murry - Age 78, of Flint Township, died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Avalon Hospice. Visitation will be at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek on Sunday 1-8 p.m. Funeral will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor J.D. Landis officiating. Burial in Bendle Cemetery. Online Condolences and Tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jeanette Tyler

                                                                                                                                                                                            Jeanette Tyler, 55, of Holton, passed away Tuesday Sept. 30 at her home, following a short illness. A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Mona Lake Boat Club. Visitation begins at 10:3...

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jerry Fiorenzo, 69

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jerry Fiorenzo, age 69, of Holland, died Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.  He was preceded in death by his son, Robert; and his parents, Carl and Concetta Fiorenzo.  He is survived by his wife, Vonnie;  sons, Carl Fiorenzo,  Mark and Ana Fiorenzo; daughter, Sara Fiorenzo and her partner, Angie Anderson; brother and sister, Vito and Leslie Fiorenzo, Antoinette and Robert Smit; nine grandchildren.  A memorial mass will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2008 at St. Peter's…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jewel G. Roth

                                                                                                                                                                                                Jewel G. Roth, age 79, of Marion, Ind., died on Thursday evening, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born in South Lebanon, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1929, a daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth (Gildea) Blankenship.  Jewel graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1947. While in high school she worked for the Bowe’s Ice Cream Shop.  After graduation, she was employed by the Sinclair Oil Company as a stenographer.  Once Jewel started a family…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kristine M. Bur, 55

                                                                                                                                                                                                  LANSING - Kristine M. Bur, 55, of Lansing, formerly of Riggsville, passed away at home after a long illness.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LENZ JOAN FRANCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial Service Wednesday 1:30 p.m. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial Contributions to Barbara Ann Karamanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R., Detroit, MI 48201. ahpeters.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LILIENTHAL STELLA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Art (Rosemary), Rosemary (Leonard) Wasik and Richard (Barbara). Sister of Steve (Grace) Sowa. Also survived by six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail (east of Beech Daly) until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laurence N. Nelson

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Laurence N. Nelson, age 88, of Onsted passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at his home. He was born on Oct. 14, 1919, in Langston, Mich., the son of Carl F. and Anna (Fry) Nelson. He graduated from Swartz Creek High School as valedictorian in 1938. He attended Michigan State College and ROTC where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and met his future wife, Nettie Arvilla Stoffer, whom he married on Sept. 20, 1942, in Williamston, Mich. Laurence served in the United States Army Air…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lawrence G. Oles

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lawrence G. Oles, 94, of Adrian, passed away, Oct. 11, 2008. He was born April 12, 1914, in California, Mich., the son of George and Ethel (Iles) Oles. On Dec. 15, 1949, he married Ethel Horton. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2003. He was a retired mechanic from LaBal in 1976. He served his country in Germany during World War II.  He is survived one son, William Oles, one brother, Lee Oles, and two sisters, Darlene Frownfelter and Dorothy Adam. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ethel;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Leon E. Dunson, 61

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leon E. Dunson, 61, of East Jordan, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lloyd George Edwards Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lloyd George Edwards Sr., age 77, of Ionia passed away Oct. 10, 2008 in Carson City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lyle Campbell, 81

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lyle Campbell, 81, of Boyne City, died Oct. 11, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Road, (just South of West Chicago Rd.) Livonia. www.neely-turowski.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 41, October 12, 2008 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Taylor, Ashley, Lillian and Sophia. Beloved son of Jim and Diana Miazga. Dearest brother of Kelly (Ken) Dix and Brian (Marleen) Miazga. Also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Christine and Craig McGahan and his brother and sisters-in-law. In state at the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard), Tuesday 4-9 p.m., Wednesday 12-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. with a Vigil Service…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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, www.marshfuneral.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Mel Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret Beth 'Peg' Knowles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret Beth “Peg” Knowles, age 73, of Lowell, formerly of Manitou Beach, passed away Oct. 12, 2008. She is survived by her children, Sandy (Gary) Liu and Laura (Kevin) Mancino and their father, Laurence; brother, Russell (Helen) Schwartz; grandchildren, Elizabeth Knowles, Christopher Phillips, Abe and Alex McIntire, Brooke, Parker and Hanna Liu. Peg was a member of the Snow United Methodist Church, belonged to the Maple City Swingers and was a long-time member of Rollin Center United Methodist Church.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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, 89, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering and time of remembering and celebrating the life of Margaret M. Wendell will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Burr Oak Community Schools all-purpose room, 326 E. Eagle St., Burr Oak. Private burial of the ashes will take place at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is handling the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Margy Clack, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Margy Boyce Clack, age 90, of Holland, died Friday, October 10, 2008 in Saginaw. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Garrison Boyce in 1945 and Bill Clack in 1999. Margy is survived by her children, Garry and Bette Boyce of Florida, Cheryl and Jim Kammeraad of Holland, Lane and Denise Clack of Saginaw, Randy Clack of Hastings; sister, Jane Closs of Arizona and her 20 grand and great grandchildren with whom she had a close and loving relationship. A graveside service will be held 12:30 p.m. today…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marion Dykstra, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marion J. Dykstra, age 92, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008.  Marion was a member of First Baptist Church of Zeeland where she was active in the Ladies Missionary Fellowship and Prayer Group.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dykstra.  Funeral services for Marion will be held at 2:00 p.m. today  at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State. St., Zeeland. The Rev. Tom Vanden Berg will officiate. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held from 1:30 p.m.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mary Donovan Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Donovan, age 93 died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at the St. Mary's Health Care Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Helena (Coe) Schramm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Helena (Coe) Schramm, age 95, died Friday, Oct. 10, at Heartland Nursing Home, in Ionia.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • McEACHERN MAUREEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave. (btwn. 12 and 13 Mile Rds.) St. Clair Shores on Tuesday 3-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church with an in state at church 9:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Melba Ann Wolfert Fitts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Melba Ann Wolfert Fitts, 78, of Darlington, S.C., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, in Bethea Baptist Health Care.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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, Mich., 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Michael Kelly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KELLY, Michael John - Age 54, of Flint, died Friday, October 3, 2008, as a result of an automobile pedestrian accident. Funeral Services will be held 2PM Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Visitation will be held 11 AM until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to the Michael J. Kelly Memorial Fund. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mildred Wickwire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Monica Bergeron

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Muriel B. Soehren May 1, 1922 - Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Muriel B. Soehren, age 86, of Monroe passed away Saturday morning October 11, 2008, she had been in declining health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • NEUMAN CHERYL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 47, October 8, 2008. Survived by a brother, four children and six grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Private memorial to be held.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Naomi I. Asch

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • OMAN DONALD L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., Downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association. www.thayer-rock.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PAVACH GEORGE H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 84 of Ann Arbor, passed away October 11, 2008 at home under the care of Arbor Hospice. He is survived by a daughter, Marianne (Henry) Koslowski, a son, Mark (Lee) Pavach, his three grandchildren Mark, Rory and Lydia and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PETRUSCH SHEILA KAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (nee WHINNIE) Age 46. Wife of David. Mother of Arleah (Ryan) and Tierney (Brent). Daughter of Mary Jane and the late George. Sister of Johnny, Billy, and Larry. Aunt to many nieces and nephews Visiting Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (between 6-7 Mile).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PURDLE DOROTHY D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home. Funeral Service Wednesday 2:30 p.m. Burial White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. www.gramerfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patrica Ann (Davis) Steward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Patrica Ann (Davis) Steward, 53, formerly of Saranac, went home to be with her lord, Sept. 2, 2008 in Mineral Wells, Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • QUICK EWALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dearborn. www.querfeldfh.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RAVEANE ALMA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 82, October 13, 2008. Beloved wife of Derno. Loving mother of Michael (Mary), Cindy (Michael) Maude and the late Cynthia. Proud grandmother of Alexander, Rachel Maude and the late Michael Maude. Sister of Laura DeLorenzo and the late Angelo Giaier. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile Rd.), Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Memorial Mass Wednesday 12 noon at St. Joan of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • REED FRANK THOMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Trisagion at 7 p.m. Funeral from St. George Orthodox Church, 2160 East Maple Road, Troy, Thursday 11 a.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials appreciated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Attn: Contributions, One Intrepid Square West 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • REUTER EDWARD RUSSELL JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, (Canton Chapel), 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.mccabefuneralhome.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RINDLE JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 7, 2008. Formerly of Harrison Twp, died in Chicago at the age of 40. Beloved son of Douglas and Fina. Loving brother of Linda and Jeanette (Gregory) Pennazoli. Dear uncle of Samantha and Angela Pennazoli. Share memories with us at a Memorial Luncheon to be held at the Huron Pointe Yacht Club, 32800 South River Rd. at noon on November 15. Contributions may be made to the Red Cross or Salvation Army.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ROGERS THOMAS EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday 3-8 pm at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rd), Troy. 248-689-0700. In state Friday 9 am until funeral 10 am at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2874 E. Square Lake Rd (between John R and Dequindre Rd) Troy. Interment Rogers Family Cemetery, Pedro, Ohio. Memorials to Boy Scouts of America. Share memories at www.pricefuneralhome.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ROSENBERG ARLYNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "SIS" Beloved mother of Maxine (William) Levy and the late Jo Steven Rosenberg. Loving grandmother of Samantha Rose Levy and Benjamin Thomas Levy. Cherished sister of Robert Kutzen and Jerome Kutzen. Dear sister-in-law of the late Rhoda and the late Carol Kutzen. SERVICES 12 P.M. THURSDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Raymond C. Strachn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Raymond C. Strachn, 75, of Hillsdale, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Seneca to Charles and Verda (Porter) Strachn. He was married March 3, 1978 to Mary F. Nichols and she survives. Raymond retired in 1991 as a truck driver for Central Transport after 40 years of service. He also worked for Kimball Camp and as a security guard at Hillsdale Place High Rise. Raymond was an avid hunter and he will be greatly missed by all…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Raymond E. Slone, 85

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Raymond E. Slone, 85, of Charlevoix, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard L. Eymer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Richard L. Eymer age 78, of Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. A complete obituary will follow in Wednesday’s Journal. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rodney Glenn Ford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rodney Glenn Ford, age 55, of Adrian passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. He was born May 27, 1953, in Hudson, the son of Harl Glenn and Marybelle (Dull) Ford. Rodney was a 1971 Graduate of Hudson High School. On May 4, 1985, he married Susan Bradish and she survives. Rodney was a unique person who had a rough exterior with a tender heart, who is now soaring on Eagles Wings in Heaven. In addition to his wife, Susan he is survived by a daughter, Tamra Brunt and her husband, Richard, of Springhill, Tenn.; one…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rose (Movrich) Nugent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MILWAUKEE -- Rose (Movrich) Nugent, 77, Milwaukee, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ruth Wassenaar, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ruth was born in Holland on July 19, 1918.  Her parents were Mini and Johannes   Klaasen who founded the Klaasen Printing Company and the Sunday School Guide Publishing Company.  She was a proud graduate of Hope College and received a letter in women’s sports. Teaching was her chosen profession after college. Before the start of World War II she married Lester R Wassenaar, a lawyer, and after the war he returned to Holland.  Following his early death in 1956, she taught at Harrington School and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ruth Wassenaar, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ruth was born in Holland on July 19, 1918.  Her parents were Mini and Johannes   Klaasen who founded the Klaasen Printing Company and the Sunday School Guide Publishing Company.  She was a proud graduate of Hope College and received a letter in women’s sports.   Teaching was her chosen profession after college. Before the start of World War II, she married Lester R Wassenaar, a lawyer, and after the war he returned to Holland.  Following his early death in 1956, she taught at Harrington School and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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, www.marshfuneral.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                90, September 22, 2008, of Roseville, formerly of Houghton Lake. Beloved husband of the late Donald W. Scrace. Dear mother of Judy (Darwin) Baker of Bristol, Indiana; Dale (Mary) Scrace of Grosse Pointe; Barbara (Kerry) Zimmer of Roseville and the late Jerry Scrace. Dear sister of C. Edward "Bud" (Dolores) Mente of Beaumont, Texas and the late Dorothy DeForge. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Memorial service 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2008 at St. Michael Episcopal…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SIEMIANTKOWSKI ALBINA B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday 2-9 p.m. (with Rosary at 7:00 p.m.) at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (at NW corner of Ryan). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. for Mass at 10:30 a.m. at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 41233 Ryan Rd. (just N. of Eighteen Mile). Memorials may be made to EWTN (Mother Angelica) or Hospice of Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SPIGHT DEBORAH ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    is Tuesday, October 14, 1-8 p.m. at Barksdale Funeral Home, 7321 Puritan, Detroit. Funeral services are Wednesday, October 15, 11 a.m. at Oakgrove AME Church, 19801 Cherrylawn, Detroit. Memorials in Deborah's honor may be made to your favorite charity or to the American Cancer Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • STROUD DOROTHY NEALY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beloved mother, compassionate teacher in the D.P.S. for 37 years, she departed this life on October 7th, 2008. She leaves behind a daughter, Dawn Skelton Cooke, her son-in-law, Brian Cooke, grandchildren Laurel, Pierson and Sterling Cooke. Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of many family and friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SWEJKOWSKI FRANK P JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 1 to 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by family sharing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stefanie Sue Bol

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • T. Harold ‘Bud’ Elting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MANITOU BEACH — T. Harold “Bud” Elting, age 79, of Manitou Beach passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at his home. He was born on April 16, 1929, in Northville, Mich., the son of Theron Harold and Cecil A. (Johnson) Elting.  He married Patricia J. Dietrich on April 16, 1949, in Bryan, Ohio, and she survives. Bud lived in Manitou Beach since the age of 2. He graduated from Addison High School in 1947. He was employed at Tecumseh Products for 44 years, retiring in 1991. He was a Life Member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TYLER EDWARD ANDREW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 1:30-9:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thelma Pryor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pryor, Thelma Ann Arbor, MI   Age 103, passed away at her home. A full obituary and service information will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thomas Henry Bonino II, D.O. Metamora Thomas Henry Bonino II, D.O., 49, of Metamora (formerly of Oxford) passed away Monday (October 6, 2008). He was born June 11, 1959 in Highland Park to Dr. Thomas H. Sr. and Corinne (Collier) Bonino. Thomas graduated in 1979 from Cranbrook Schools. He attended Albion College, the University of Michigan-Flint, and Michigan State University where he earned is Doctorate in Osteopathy. Thomas practiced Dermatology for many years at the Dermatology Center P.C. in Redford. He is survived by his children, Thomas III, Peter, Joseph and Nicole Bonino all of Oxford; the children's mother, Dr. Susan Bonino of Oxford; parents, Dr. Thomas H. Sr. and Connie Bonino of Metamora; sisters, Robin (Dr. Frederick) Roberts of Metamora, Kara (Dr. Anthony) DeLuca of Metamora, Krincy (David) Rice of Oxford and Cami (Rev. Christopher) Cote' of Boulder, CO. Thomas is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thom

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thomas Lambert, 87

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas J. Lambert, age 87 of Zeeland went to be with his Lord Saturday, October 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethelene on August 4, 2008 and his daughter, Judy Rouhselang in 2005. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Zeeland and retired from Swift and Co.  He served his country in WWII in the Army/Air Force. He is survived by his children: Thomas Jr. and Ollie Lambert of Moreno Valley, CA; Patricia and Carl Olson of Valencia, CA; Donna and Kenneth Kotouc of Louisville, KY.; Linda…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Trudy J. Midtgard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trudy Jean Midtgard, 58, of Reading, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at home.  She was born Dec. 2, 1949 in Montpelier, Ohio, the daughter of Clayton and Betty (Huston) Westfall. Trudy graduated from Camden-Frontier High School in 1967 and worked as a receptionist at Pines Behavioral Health Systems in Coldwater. She belonged to the Camden Missionary Church. On Aug. 10, 1968 she married Thomas Midtgard and he preceded her in death in 2006. Survivors include one daughter, Tabitha Midtgard of Reading; one…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ELK RAPIDS — Wilma Zupin, 85, went home to her rewards for a life that overflowed with love for her Lord and generosity to everyone she met on Oct. 13, 2008.Born Wilma June Hoopfer, with an identical twin sister, Phyllis, on June 22, 1923, Wilma was one of eight children born to Will and Mabel Hoopfer, second generation pioneer farmers in South Milton Township in Antrim County.Wilma graduated from Elk Rapids High School (1941), where she and her sister were the very first Elk Rapids cheerleaders. Wilma…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Verlie Trameri, 94

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Verlie L. Trameri, age 94, of Zeeland, died Saturday, October 11, 2008, at a local care facility. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leno Trameri in 1978; and a brother, Val Newbury. Surviving are her children, Robert and Rita Trameri, of West Olive, Betty and Robert Beckwith, of Cedar Springs, Florida, and Ronald and Mert Trameri, of Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren. Private family services were held.  Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Violet 'Vi' Scheerens

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WELCOME RUTH A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech-Daly Rd. (between 6-7 Mile Rds.). In state Wednesday 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. at Oakland Church of Christ, 23333 W. Ten Mile Rd., Southfield. Memorial contributions to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WENZEL CARL P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with Scripture at 7 p.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Memorials to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Homecare & Hospice, 907 Fowler St., Howell, MI 48843. Share your memories with the Wenzel family at howepeterson.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WISNIEWSKI JULIA C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 4-9 pm. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ≈Theresa Pelgrim, 68

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Theresa Pelgrim, age 68, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord Sunday, October 12, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, in 2006; and her son, Hubert, in 1976.  She was a member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church and retired from Bradford Paper Company where she worked for 22 years.  She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Rosalene Burd of Oklahoma, Gene Funk and friend Carol Hammer of Brier, WA, Mary Lou and Jim Pfeiffer of Zeeland, Bernie and Deb Funk of Dorr, Gary and Bonnie…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Benward, Marjorie F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Boorstein, Mildred D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Briggs, George DeRoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Britvec, Cecelia Ann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Conklin, Donald V.

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