Thursday, October 23, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/23/08


    Loving son of Daniel and Emily Arnold. Dear father of Matthew Arnold, Brent Arnold and Lauren Alexiss Arnold. Dearest brother of Stuart (Reena) Arnold, Susan (Robert) Sunquest and Beth (David) Kirschner. Also remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL CEMETERY, LIVONIA, or visit

    • Alexander Pavlika March 10, 1925-Sept. 29, 2008

      Alexander Pavlika, 83, of Venice, FL and formerly of Temperance, MI, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2008. He was born on March 10, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. A US Marine Corp veteran of WWII, he married Bonnie Enders on Sept. 5, 1953.

      • Annie J. Kile North Branch Annie J. Kile, age 89, of North Branch passed away Thursday (October 16, 2008). She was born September 5, 1919 in Tuscola County, MI to (the late) Earl and Martha Barber. Annie retired from Lapeer Regional Hospital after 16 years of dedication to her profession. Annie achieved joy through crocheting, knitting and quilting. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Gooden and Phyllis Hoock; sons, Ron (Sandy) Kile and David (Rose) Kile; grandchildren, Tommy, Steve, Daniel, David, Norm, Gracie, Lisa, Ronald Jr., Kim, Kay, Timmithy and Heather; 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Also many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials to the American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated. Funeral service was held Saturday (October 18, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer. Pastor Mark Wheatley officiated. Interment Rich Township Cemetery. To place an online condolence please visit

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        • Arnold W. Berg

          • Arthur Fenrich, 64

            Aruthur J. Fenrich, 64, of Grand Junction, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Born in Chicago to Arthur and Gereta Fenrich, he graduated from Saugatuck High School. He was employed by Donnelly Corporation and retired from Haworth in 2001. He is survived by his sons, Art (Lisa) Fenrich, Aaron Fenrich of Hamilton; daughter, Julie (Danny) Chappell of Fennville; and grandchildren, Josh, Jared, Jason, Marie Fenrich and Allie and Amanda Chappell. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken…

            • Arthur J. Nitz 1935-2008 Arthur J. Nitz, Sebewaing, 73, died unexpectedly Monday, October 13, 2008 at his home. He was born July 3, 1935 in Sebewaing, the son of the late John and Helen (Schroeder) Nitz. He was a 1953 graduate of Sebewaing High School. He was united in marriage to Virginia M. Schulz on November 1, 1958 in Kilmanagh. Art served in the U.S. Army. He had been employed at Michigan Sugar Company in Sebewaing for over 40 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Douglas Nitz, Akron, Brian Nitz, Akron and Richard (Debra) Nitz, Allegan; one daughter, Lorraine (Max) Morey, Detroit; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Leland Nitz, Sebewaing, Ken Nitz, Port Austin and Ronald Nitz, Mayville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Duane Nitz. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 17, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Daniel Hahn officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Immanuel Lutheran Radio Mission Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.

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              • Arthur L. Steinman

                Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.

                • BALTSAS KONSTANTINE

                  Thursday 2:00-9:00 p.m. with Trisagion service 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Friday, in state 9:30 a.m. unti time of service 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores.

                  • BARTOLD MITCHELL E

                    Beloved husband of Eleanor A. Dear father of Ronald (Ann), Joyce (Robert) Seip, and Susan (Ken) Lomasney. Also 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Arrangements by Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 586-771-1700

                    • BEAVERS-RUSSELL MAUD

                      Thursday 4-9 p.m. Obituary and condolences at

                      • BEDELL LINDA JOYCE

                        Beloved wife of David Bedell. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000 or visit

                        • BELASCO ADELE FRANCES (NEE BORYLO)

                          October 20, 2008. Loving mother of Anne (Anthony) Schram and Carolyn (Phillip) O'Shaughnessy. Dear sister of Wanda Lyskawa, the late Josephine Urbaniak and the late Bronislaw Borylo. Grandmother of Ricky, Lynn, LeAnn, Patrick and Justin. Great-grandmother of Todd. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Friday, 1-9 p.m. Instate Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago (east of…

                          • BENNETT BETTY

                            • BENNETT EDITH H (HESSLER)

                              • BORCK CHESTER E A

                                • Barbara Greenamyer

                                  Ms. Barbara Greenamyer passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at age 80. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active with the knitting group and the sewing group of the church and was a retired tax assessor. The family will be accepting friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tenn. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 for one hour before service. The chapel service, conducted by Dr. John Cheetham, is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. A chapel service…

                                  • Betty Billings March 6, 1926-Oct. 18, 2008

                                    Betty Billings, 82 years, of Temperance, MI got to go home and be with her Lord Saturday October 18, 2008 in Hospice of N.W. Ohio, Toledo. She was our "Pretty Girl" and was loved by everybody!

                                    • Betty Billings Oct. 18, 2008

                                      Betty Billings, 82, of Temperance died Saturday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel.

                                      • 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…

                                        • Bruce Greene, 73

                                          Bruce Oliver Greene. Born January 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL, passed away just before midnight Saturday, October 18, 2008, surrounded by friends, a lot of friends, and family, over the last two months while he fought the cancer he knew would eventually take his life.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Clay Marshall and  Helen Paris Greene of Saugatuck, MI;  and wife of 35 years, A.M.O. (Alice Margaret Outram) Greene, whom also died from cancer in 2002. Bruce is survived by his brothers,…

                                          • Bryce D. Drumm July 8, 1984-Oct. 21, 2008

                                            Bryce D. Drumm, 24, of Monroe died at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

                                            • CANEDO ADAM JOHN

                                              Friday 4-9 p.m.

                                              • CHARLES W. MCCOMBS DEFORD Charles W. McCombs, age 63, died suddenly Friday, October 17, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw. Mr. McCombs lived in Deford and was previously from the Marlette area. He was born May 7, 1945 in Pontiac, son to the late Glenford and Clara Belle (Vipperman) McCombs. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1964. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He married Karen McMann October 28, 1972 in Lapeer. He attended the Lion's of Judah Church in Marlette. Mr. McCombs enjoyed talking on his CB. radio, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and most of all, his family. He is survived by his wife Karen, sons Greg and Kathy McCombs of Marlette and William and Susan McCombs of Marlette; daughter Clara and Clarence Pettit Jr. of Marlette; brothers Larry and Judy McCombs of St. Helen's and Bob and Penny McCombs of St. Helen's; sisters Debbie and Terry Benjamin of Marlette and Mary and Robert Benjamin of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gerald, and two grandchildren. Funeral services have been held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Tim Wells officiating. Cremation will follow the service at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorials may be donated the family. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Marlette (989) 635-3658

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                                                • CLARKE JAMES NELSON JR

                                                  was born December 30, 1966 and went to meet his heavenly Father on October 19, 2008. He was born from the union of Sheryl and James Clarke Sr. of Detroit, Michigan. The wake will be Thursday, October 23rd from 4-8 p.m. On Friday, October 24th, Memorial Services will be held at 12 Noon at Wilson-Akins Funeral Home, 17500 Fenkell Ave. Detroit, MI 48227.

                                                  • COOK MARGARET A WESTEMEYER

                                                    • Calvin Potter North Branch Calvin Potter, age 94, of North Branch, passed away on Saturday (October 18th 2008) at his home. Calvin was born in Clarksville, TN on April 19th 1914. He was one of 12 children born to William Garrett and Ida (Spencer) Potter. Calvin was employed by General Motors Corporation for 30 years, where he worked at Chevrolet "In the Hole" in Flint. He enjoyed the outdoors, including gardening, hunting and fishing locally. He also enjoyed horse racing and trips to the casino. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Virginia (Wilder) Potter of North Branch; son, Phillip (Margaret) of Clio; daughter, Martha (Ricky) of North Branch; daughter in-law, Carol Potter; proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The family of Calvin Potter would like to express their profound gratitude to long time family friend, Jean Ray and Dr. Miguel Perez-Pascual and his staff. The family would also like to thank the

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                                                      • Carol Marie Pemberton May 28, 1950-Oct. 1, 2008

                                                        VERNON, AZ - Carol Marie (Vance) Pemberton, 58, of Vernon died Oct. 1 at home. She had been ill for two years.

                                                        • 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.

                                                          • Chester F. Otmanowski, 84

                                                            Chester F. Otmanowski, 84, of Charlevoix, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix.

                                                            • Clayton E. Laubensheimer Oct. 8, 2008

                                                              Clayton E. Laubensheimer, age 78, of Cottontown, TN passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.

                                                              • Clyde Peavey

                                                                Clyde  Peavey, 81, of Bronson, Mich., died Oct. 13, 2008, in Bronson as a result of injuries sustained in an auto/pedestrian accident. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at West Girard Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson. 

                                                                • Comstock

                                                                  • Lisa Marie Padgett Comstock, 39, of Ludington died suddenly Monday, Oct. 20. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                  • Connie Enbody

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                                                                      • Marilyn Croft, 70, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Oct. 15. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements....

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                                                                        • DePERRO RUSSELL

                                                                          Friday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Scripture Service 7 p.m. Friday. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. the time of the Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude Church, St. Clair Shores. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                          • Delila Counts (Keith) Ellis

                                                                            Delila Ellis, age 69, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Adrian and Onsted, Mich., passed away Oct. 14, 2008, after a long battle with cancer at the home of her son, Kenneth Keith, of Antioch, Tenn. She was born Oct. 10, 1939, to Howard and Mary (Brooks) Counts. Delila attended Onsted High School. She married Warren Keith on Oct. 18, 1957, in Adrian. They moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1967. They were married 261/2 years. She then married Tommy Ellis on April 14, 1984. Besides her husband, Tommy, she is…

                                                                            • Della Blocker

                                                                              Della Blocker of Lansing, Mich., and formerly of Sturgis, Mich., died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at the age of 71. Della is survived by her three children, Kirk Blocker, Eric Blocker and Elizabeth Olson, and her three grandchildren, Ryan, Logan and MacKenzie Olson. We mourn the loss of our mother and grandmother, but we and those that she touched are better people for having had Della in our lives. Della was, until her retirement, a respected social worker for the Sturgis school system, a mentor for…

                                                                              • Deputy killed in the line of duty

                                                                                Deputy Sarah Haylett Jones, 27, a 1999 Bronson High School graduate, died Sunday from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Jones, a Monroe County, Ind. sheriff’s deputy was directing traffic at the scene of an accident on SR 45, just west of Bloomington, at 10:30 p.m. Friday. A Jeep, driven by 16-year-old Bree Myers of Bloomington, traveling at 45 mph, struck Jones causing fatal injures. Jim King, a paraprofessional in the criminal justice and law enforcement course at the Branch Area Careers Center…

                                                                                • Donald Anthony Hewlett New Mexico Donald Anthony Hewlett, age 23, of New Mexico (formerly of Lapeer), passed away suddenly to a motorcycle accident in New Mexico on Wednesday (October 1, 2008) He was born in California. Donald married Sara Smith-Maladecki in July 2007. He graduated from Lapeer West High School in 2003. He was an excellent student and was attending CNM as an apprentice electrician in New Mexico where he lived with his wife Sara. He is survived by his loving wife, Sara of New Mexico (formerly of Lapeer); parents Todd (Shiela) Hewlett of New Mexico; parents-in-law, Dave (Angie) Maladecki of Attica, Steve Smith and family of Lapeer; siblings, Christie of Oregon, Nicholas of Michigan, Brittney and Sean of Rio Rancho; brother-in-law, Jason (Bonnie) Swoish of Grand Rapids; sister-in-law, Stephanie Swoish of Lapeer; nephew, Noah; many aunts, uncles and dear friends. Burial has taken place in California. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday (October

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                                                                                  • Dorisruth Cutler, 79

                                                                                    Dorisruth Hambley Cutler, age 79 years, Omaha (Bellevue), died 10/20/08.  Daughter of George Verne Hambley and Ruth Irene Sharp of Pullman, MI.  Born July 19, 1929 in Grand Junction-Lee Township, MI, the second oldest of six children.  Her husband, Donald Ira Cutler, preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2003.  They were married in Allegan County, MI, at the Sharp Family Farm on Oct. 14, 1951.  They finally settled in Bellevue, NE, for the past 42 years.  She was a lover of poetry, books, politics and…

                                                                                    • Dorothy Louise Quigg

                                                                                      • Dorothy Marie Smith Nov. 6, 1948-Oct. 20, 2008

                                                                                        Dorothy Marie Smith, age 59, of S. Rockwood, passed away Monday afternoon at her daughter's home in Carleton. She had been in declining health.

                                                                                        • Dorothy Quigg

                                                                                          • Duane (Dee) F. Miller Dec. 28, 1921-Oct. 12, 2008

                                                                                            Duane (Dee) Miller, father of Linda Peters of Newport, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Formerly of Portage, he had resided since November at Marian Place, Monroe.

                                                                                            • Duane O. Charles

                                                                                              Duane O. Charles, age 75, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2008, at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in LaGrange, Ind., a son of the late Xenophen and Ruth Abby (Harding) Charles. Duane had lived most of his life in the Sturgis area except for the 10 years he and his wife lived in Rio Rancho, N. M. On Dec. 27, 1952, he married Mary Louise Hoovert at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. In 1969 Duane began a 21-year career…

                                                                                              • ELEANOR EAGLE SANDUSKY Eleanor Eagle, age 89, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly among her new friends at the supper table where she lived at Stonegate Village, Sandusky, Michigan on October 12th, 2008. Eleanor composed her own obituary as follows: I am Eleanor Mae Dale Eagle born March 4, 1919, the youngest child of James and Frances Boyne Dale of Marlette, Michigan. That was the year of a world wide Spanish Flu epidemic that killed more people than World War One. All of my family have passed away. My parents raised four children. Floyd, the oldest boy, died at age 90. Ruth lived eighty years. The third child was a son, Donald. He lived to be 83, and passed away. I am 89 years old now. Marvin and I were married September 21, 1941. He died August 15th, 1998 on his mother's birthday at the age of nearly 82 years old, in the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility. He was born October 10, 1916. I would prefer to be cremated, and my ashes buried in front of our marker at Watertown cemetery, next to my husband's grave. Eleanor is survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Gayla Eagle, Sandusky and sister-in-law, Laura Dale, Marlette; nephews, Linwood (Elizabeth)Dale, Marlette, Leslie(Judy) Dale, Frankenmuth, Jim (Linda) Eagle, Sandusky, Chris (Charlene) Eagle, Ann Arbor, Don Eagle, Eastpointe; nieces, Deanna (Tom) Stamp, Marlette, Cathy (Jack) Nickens, Marlette, Ann Dale and Tony, South Carolina, and Marcia (Renne) Hernandez, Texas, and numerous great nieces and nephews. At Eleanor's request there will be no visitation or memorial service. Graveside services were held Friday, October 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm in Zion Cemetery, Watertown, with Jim Black, Minister, Sandusky Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, officiating. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

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                                                                                                • ERVA T. CHRISTY CARSONVILLE Erva T. Christy, age 97 of Carsonville, passed away, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born on December 4, 1910 in Carsonville, the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Erbe) Smith. She married Daniel Christy in 1930 in Detroit, he preceded her in death. Mrs. Christy was very active for many years, she helped out as a 4H Leader, was active through the Sanilac County Extension, and was a member of Farm Bureau. She helped out on the family farm all her life and loved her family very much. She is survived by her children; Robert Christy of Applegate, Dale (Jeanette) Christy of Tucson, AZ, and a daughter Gerri (Jack) Williams of Salome, AZ. Nine grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral service for Erva Christy were held at the Apsey Funeral Home with Rev. Jedediah Willis, officiating. Burial in the Washington Township Cemetery. Arrangements by Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to

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                                                                                                  • ESMARILDIA RINN CARSONVILLE Esmarildia "Essie" Rinn, age 92, a lifelong resident of Carsonville, passed away on Monday October 13, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky following a lengthy illness. She was born August 4, 1916 in Carsonville a daughter of the late Edward and Susannah (Le Hart) Smith. Essie married Alexander P. Rinn on October 23, 1937 in Croswell. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1985. Mrs. Rinn was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Sanilac. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Essie was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. Surviving are her three daughters Gerry (Bill) Buiting of Peck, Helen (Tom) Schrader of Ft. Gratiot and Mary Pethtel of East Lansing, Beloved Grandmother (Bonz) of 11 Grandchildren Jeff (Tammy) Hazel, Scot (Lisa) Hazel, Brent (Laura) Old, Andrea (Neal) Hittepole, Suzanne (Douglas) Shagena, Terese (Jeff) Shell, Drs. Nikki (Brad) Holden, Drs. Renee (Bryan) Zychowicz, Dr. Don Pethtel, Jennifer Rinn and Keegan Rinn, 13 Great Grandchildren Olivia, Allison, Riley and Faith Hazel, Catherine Old, Bryan & Karlee Shagena, Courtney Hittepole, Alex & Mitchell Shell, Payton, Noah and Denver Holden. A special cousin, Robert Bacon. She was preceded in death by a son Richard Rinn on Nov. 7, 2007. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville. The Fr. Charles Hammond of St. Jopseh Catholic Church in Sandusky officiated. Interment followed in the Washington Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sanilac Medical Care Facility or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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                                                                                                    • Elizabeth Ohrn, 88

                                                                                                      Elizabeth Ohrn, age 88, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at Resthaven Care Center. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1997. Surviving are her children, Judith and Richard (Buzz)  Hemwall of Zeeland, Nancy and Don Tungate of Riverside, CA, Cheryl and Robert Wickwire of Spring Valley, CA, and Alan and Cathy Rigby of Coalinga, CA;  eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be in Corry, PA, on November 1, 2008. Arrangements are by Dykstra Life…

                                                                                                      • Emily M. Ogrodny Lapeer Emily M. Ogrodny, age 95, of Lapeer (formerly of Clawson), passed away Friday (October 17, 2008). She was born August 24, 1913 to Felix and Mary (Zieleskiewicz) Zaborowicz. She married Joseph J. Ogrodny on May 23, 1951 in Detroit. Mrs. Ogrondy was a riveter during WWII then worked at Sanders, packing candy. She and her husband owned and operated a party store called J&M Beer Store in Detroit from 1958-1965. Emily was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, where she enjoyed attending. She loved to read, specifically about history, enjoyed traveling and was known as a truly fun sociable person who always had a smile on her face. She is survived by her daughter, Felicia (Jack) Jackowski of Lapeer; grandchildren, Jessica Jackowski and John (Magdalena) Jackowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ogrodny in 1978; brothers, Thaddeus Zabor and Zygmunt Zaborowicz. Memorial contributions may be made to Lapeer County Animal Shelter. Fun

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                                                                                                          • Connie Marie Enbody, 49, of Houghton Lake and formerly of Ludington, died Oct. 18....

                                                                                                          • Evelyn M. Cooper

                                                                                                            Evelyn Marie Cooper, age 77, of rural Three Rivers, Mich., died Oct. 21, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a long illness.  She was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 22, 1931, one of 12 children born to Charles and Fannie (Chapman) Dentler. Evelyn was a lifetime resident of the Three Rivers area and attended Three Rivers Schools. She was a homemaker, and had been employed at Nagel’s Glad Farm and the Mullett Fruit Farm & Vineyard.  Evelyn was married to Fred Cooper on April 27,…

                                                                                                            • FEISTEL JULIA

                                                                                                              Age 82, October 21, 2008 of Dearborn. Beloved wife of Milton. Loving mother of Bob (Meg) and the late Jerry (Cindi). Dearest sister of Betty (George) Kramar and the late Louis Husek. Dear grandmother of Katie, Robby, Jessica and Steven. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In state Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (at Goddard) and Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Martha Catholic Church, 18200 Oakwood, Dearborn…

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                                                                                                                Age 69, of Novi, October 21, 2008. Loving sister of Kathleen (Peter) Hinneschiedt and Patricia (Jon) Merchant. Dear aunt of Pamela Kars, Kimberly (Steve) Chausow, and Carl Hinneschiedt. Adored great-aunt of six. Sharon deeply appreciated many helpful friends and relatives. Memorial Service Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Elm St., Northville. In lieu of flowers donations to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 or the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr.,…

                                                                                                                • FOERSTER FORREST

                                                                                                                  vonOctober 20, 2008 Age 76. Beloved husband of Janet. Dear father of Kathy Paulsen (Jeff), Richard vonFoerster (Don Schumacher) and Cynthia Grove (Jake). Grandfather of Lindsey, Emily, Ryan, Natalie and Stephanie. Special uncle of Steve vonFoerster (Kathy) and Ellen, Anna and Julie. Brother of Ronnie vonFoerster and Natalie Spaulding. Uncle of Bobby Bennington (Arlene) and Anna and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Friday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell…

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                                                                                                                      Thursday 4-9 pm and Friday 2-9 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Rosary Friday 7:00 pm.

                                                                                                                      • Florence Mindykowski

                                                                                                                        Mindykowski, Florence M. Bay City, Michigan Age 88 years, died October 20, 2008. Funeral Liturgy will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Church. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. The complete obituary will be in Wednesday's paper.

                                                                                                                        • Floyd A. Sorgenfry

                                                                                                                          Floyd A. Sorgenfry, 76, passed away Oct. 14, 2008, at Allegiance Healthcare. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                            • GALLAGHER DAVID E

                                                                                                                              Age 51, of Eastpointe, October 20, 2008. David is survived by his father, Leonard (Carolyn) Gallagher, and his brothers, Greg and Leonard II. Cherished uncle of Nicholas, Meghan, Daniel and Christina. David is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara (2003). David was a mental health social worker and enjoyed being a christian musician. Funeral service Sunday, October 26th, 5:00 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington…

                                                                                                                              • GAWTHROP RON

                                                                                                                                at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blocks north of 10 Mile Rd.) on Saturday from 3-9 p.m. To share a memory, visit

                                                                                                                                • Gary S. Kirkey

                                                                                                                                  Gary S. Kirkey, 55, of Cocoa, Florida (formerly of Royal Oak and Gladwin), passed away Oct. 19, 2008 with his family by his side. He was born on June 4, 1953 in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                  • Geneva Lutz, 74

                                                                                                                                    Geneva Lutz, 74, of Charlevoix, died Oct. 22, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                    • George E. Norton

                                                                                                                                      George E. Norton, 72, of Bronson, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. He was born May 25, 1936, in Decatur, Ill., a son of the late George E. and Mary Juanita (Decker) Norton. George had resided in Bronson since June of 2008, coming from Arizona where he had lived for over 30 years. He was a talented horse trainer and was proud of the fact that he had trained many of the Triggers horses for Roy Rodgers while he lived in Twin Oaks, Calif. George was also an experienced…

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                                                                                                                                        Born in Ames, Iowa, Died Oct. 21, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Bartlett L., PhD (Founding pastor of Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Livonia). Loving mother of Deborah, Janet, the late Daniel and the late John. Mother-in-law of Cherie. Dear grandmother of nine. The family will receive visitors at the Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 40000 Six Mile, Northville, Saturday at 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. For further information, please call the R.G. & G.R. Harris…

                                                                                                                                        • Harvey Tillinger North Branch Harvey Tillinger, age 77, of North Branch passed away Tuesday (October 14, 2008) in the comforts of his home and surrounded by his dear friends. Harvey was a resident of Shady Grove Nursing Care Facility in North Branch for many years. It was there that he took comfort in the companionship of numerous friends and residents with in the group home. Harvey was a kind and caring man who will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Minnie Tillinger. Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer, MI 48446. (810.664.8282).

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                                                                                                                                          • Helen F. Sontag

                                                                                                                                            Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling.,…

                                                                                                                                            • Helen W. Roth 1918-2008 "I'd like to live to ninety and then that's enough," she said many time over the years. So saying, Helen W. Roth, 90, left for heaven on October 12, 2008 in Tawas City. She was born on February 23, 1918, the youngest daughter of the late John and Ida (Compton) Fournier of Gagetown. In 1939 she married Burton Roth and moved to a farm near Owendale. When Burton died in 1979, she moved to New Port Richey, Fla. In 2003 she returned to Michigan to be closer to her family. Teaching, first in rural schools in Huron and Tuscola counties, then in Owendale-Gagetown system, was the highlight of her life. Second graders were her favorites, she took special pride in teaching them cursive writing. In retirement in Florida, Helen loved volunteering at two thrift shops. Consequently her family received many interesting "Mother boxes." Helen maintained an active interest in current events, particularly politics. In fact during her last week of life she asked for and cast an absentee ballot. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie (Randolph) Brown, Tawas City; her son, Dick (Pam) Roth, Caseville; two granddaughters, Mary (Byron) Graf, Caseville and Kristen (Levi) Zagorski, Bay City and three special great-grandsons, Thomas and William Graf and Stephen Zagorski. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Preston (Jack) and Lynwood Fournier and two sisters, Stella (Marie) Fogarty and Myrtle Smale. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon with Pastor John Gunden officiating. Burial took place in the Grant Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Rural School Museum at the Octagon Barn or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund of West Branch. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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                                                                                                                                              • Howard Eugene Nichols

                                                                                                                                                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 1953 he married Rose…

                                                                                                                                                • IRENE ETHEL STOLIKER SANDUSKY Irene Ethel Stoliker, age 86 of Sandusky passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. She was born on October 20, 1921 in Flynn Twp., the daughter of the late Russell and Nellie (Youngs) Hillman. She married Orville Harold Stoliker on November 8, 1941 in Sandusky. He passed away February 6, 1983. Mrs. Stoliker was a member of the Peck American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by: Two daughters: Diane (Lee) Higgins, of Sandusky; Deborah Moore, of Ohio. One son, James (Linda) Stoliker, of Applegate. Seven grandchildren. Three great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Harvey Hillman. American Legion Auxiliary Service was held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky. Funeral Service has been held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky with Pastor Ken Norcross, of Sandusky officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.

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                                                                                                                                                  • JOHANNSEN JUDITH

                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of 11 a.m. funeral at Utica United Methodist Church, 8650 Canal (E. of Van Dyke, S. of Hall Rd.). Memorial contributions to Utica United Methodist Church or the St. John Neonatal Unit Preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                    • JOKIMAKI ESKO

                                                                                                                                                    • James Petrone Imlay City James Petrone, 88, of Imlay City passed away Friday (October 17, 2008) at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. He was born March 7, 1920 in Reynoldsville, PA, to Matteo and Doniella Petrone. He married Bessie Theresa Pietraszkiewicz on April 30, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, Bessie passed away August 18, 2008. James grew up in Reynoldsville, PA, and graduated high school there. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in England and Germany. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a square dance caller from 1930-1980 and belonged to the Squared Dance Club "Ring A Dingers". He loved Italian Music. James retired in 1976 as a buyer for General Stores for the Ford Tractor Operations in Romeo. He was employed at Chrysler Motors prior to working for Ford, he was also, involved with the Goodland Township planning commission and Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Ann Pet

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                                                                                                                                                      • James R. Hurley

                                                                                                                                                        James R. Hurley, 66, of Allen, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Litchfield James A. Betty (Barnett) Hurley. He was married March 28, 1964 to Gloria Wight and she preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2006. Jim was a graduate of Litchfield High School. He retired from Crotty Corporation and had also been an employee of Addison Products from 1969 through 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Hurley and Kim (Jeffrey) Wilson, both of Allen; a son, Scott Hurley of Allen;…

                                                                                                                                                        • James Roger Marunick Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                          James Roger Marunick, 64 of Palmetto, Fl., died on Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                          • James Studnicka

                                                                                                                                                            James Studnicka, 79, of Milan died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Monroe, Mich., the son of Joseph and Kathryn (Kariflat) Studnicka. James served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked 30 years for the Ford Motor Company, Ypsilanti, retiring in the early 1970s. James worked many years on the family farm and enjoyed tinkering with cars. Surviving James are three brothers, John Studnicka of Pinckney, Robert Studnicka and Rudy (Joyce) Studnicka of…

                                                                                                                                                            • James Studnicka Sept. 19, 1929-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                              James Studnicka, 79, of Milan, died at 10 PM, Saturday, October 18, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                                                                              • Jean L. (Ross) Sovoda Nov. 25, 1944-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                Jean L. (Ross) Sovoda, 63, of Monroe, died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. She had been in poor health for 8 months. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                • Jimmie Jean Rawson, 27

                                                                                                                                                                  Jimmie Jean Rawson, age 27, of Fennville, passed away August 6, 2008, in Truth or Consequences, NM. Jimmie was born March 14, 1981 in Allegan. Surviving are her son, Anthony James Rawson;  her mother, Shiron Thompson of Holland; her father, James Rawson, Sr., of Grand Junction; three sisters, Ruth (Carl) Hicks of Grand Junction; Shiron Rawson of Grand Junction, Alicia Rawson of Alabama; one brother, James (Char) Rawson, Jr. of Grand Junction; grandparents, Fred and Jo Rawson of Grand Junction; Hoyt and…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Jo Anne Parsons

                                                                                                                                                                    Jo Anne Parsons, 61, of Fremont, Ind. died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Ind. She married Steve Parsons on Aug. 28, 1970. He survives. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 with Pastor Harold Beck officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be sent online to

                                                                                                                                                                    • Joan C. (Hill) Hoffner Almont Joan C. (Hill) Hoffner, 63, a longtime resident of the Almont area, passed away (October 17, 2008), peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 12, 1945 in Almont the daughter of George and Shirley Hill. Ms. Hoffner graduated from Almont High School in 1963. She was a doting, loving mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed watching freighters in Port Huron, viewing the fall colors, road trips up north, and had a soft spot for animals. She is survived by her children, Terry Hoffner Jr. of Ferndale, James (Adrienne) Hoffner of Imlay City, Lisa Hoffner (Eric Seger) of Lapeer, Christopher (Danielle) Hoffner of Royal Oak, Elizabeth (Shaun) Finn of Macomb Twp.; 14 grandchildren; brother, Richard (Sue) Hill of Tawas and sister Nancy (Tim) Snyder of Almont. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dale Hill, and her beloved dog Tinker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to

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                                                                                                                                                                      • Joe Oldrham

                                                                                                                                                                        OLDRHAM, Joe M. - Age 59, of Flint, died Saturday, October 18, 2008 at home. A memorial service will be held 1PM Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, 1013 Hughes Ave., Flint. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Friends may share on online tribute on the obituary page of

                                                                                                                                                                        • Joel L. Seppanen

                                                                                                                                                                          RAMSAY, Mich. -- Joel L. Seppanen, 59, of Center Street, Ramsay, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                          • John Albert Tibaldo

                                                                                                                                                                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- John Albert Tibaldo, 85, of 515 E. Vaughn St., in Ironwood, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, after a brief illness.

                                                                                                                                                                            • John D. "Jack" Smith

                                                                                                                                                                              John D. “Jack” Smith, 75, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at his home. He was born March 19, 1933, in Detroit, to Norman and Helen (Barry) Smith. He was married June 30, 1951, to Dorothy Wendrychowicz; she survives in Jonesville. Jack was a meat cutter at Kroger’s, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid hunter, sportsman and loved the outdoors. He was a loving husband and father to his family. Surviving, besides his wife Dorothy, are…

                                                                                                                                                                              • John Schwab

                                                                                                                                                                                Schwab, John Michael Geneva, Indiana Mr. Schwab passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at his residence, age 51 years. He was born February 9, 1957 in Bay City. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Ev. Lutheran Church in Kawkawlin. Mr. Schwab will be taken to the church on Thursday to lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. A complete obituary will appear in…

                                                                                                                                                                                • John Vander Broek, 86

                                                                                                                                                                                  John K. Vander Broek, 86, of Holland, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at a local care facility.  Arrangements will be announced later by the Dykstra Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph C. Fisher

                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph C. Fisher, 80, passed away Oct. 11, 2008, at Hillsdale Health Center.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian 

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Juella Keller, 67

                                                                                                                                                                                      Juella K. Keller, of Cadillac, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.  She was 67.  She was born on September 15, 1941 in Holland, Michigan, to William & Cora (Brower) Tamminga.  Mrs. Keller was an active person in the community, being a Mary Kay Representative for many years, selling real estate with Real Estate One, working in the office of Zion Lutheran Church, being employed at the Apple Tree in Cadillac and helping with Friendship Bible Study. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • KELLERSOHN RUDOLF A

                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., time of funeral Mass at St. Gertrude Church, St. Clair Shores. Memorials may be directed to the Kolping Society or the Capuchin Fathers. Mr. Kellersohn was a 25 year employee of Strohs Brewery and spent the last ten years as the host of the Stroh Haus. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kash Combs

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kash Combs, 83, of Jonesville and formerly of Moscow, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. The funeral will be Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, Mich. The family will receive friends at the Janowiak Funeral Home in Ypsilanti from 1-8 p.m. Thursday. Please read his complete obituary and sign his guest book at "Where Families Come First." 

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kathleen Lee Juip Imlay City Kathleen Lee Juip, age 68, of Imlay City, (formerly of Lum), passed away after a lengthy battle with Leukemia, Thursday (October 16, 2008), at William Beaumount Hospital, Troy. She was born March 19, 1940 in Detroit to Arthur and Anna Warner. She married Ronald A. Lee on May 19, 1962 in Warren, they lived in Lum since 1967, Ron died July 5, 1986. She married Ronald A. Juip on June 10, 1998 in Detroit they lived seasonally between Imlay City and Florida. Kathleen worked as an Accountant for Numerical Machine Co. in Rochester and was also employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Ballards Business Services and for Thermal Power. She was involved with Miss Michigan and Miss America pageants as a seamstress for over 20 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City and St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Juip of Imlay City; daughter Renae (Michael) Ringler of Macomb Twp.; sons, Ronal

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kathryn D. 'Katie' Patrick

                                                                                                                                                                                              IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Kathryn D. "Katie" Patrick, 92, a longtime Ironwood resident and co-owner of McKevitt-Patrick and Engstrom Funeral Homes of Ironwood and Hurley, Wis., died peacefully Sunday evening, Oct. 19, 2008, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility in Marquette, surrounded by her family, where she had resided since June 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kurtis L. Kivi

                                                                                                                                                                                                IRON BELT, Wis. -- Kurtis L. Kivi, 65, of Iron Belt, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2008, at his home in Iron Belt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • LATKA DELPHINE MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 2:30 - 8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road, Troy 248-689-0700. Scripture service with rosary 7 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R. Road, Rochester Hills. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice of Michigan for their care and support with Delphine's illness. Share memories with the online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lambrecht

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marion L. Lambrecht, 87, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 16 in Aransas Pass, Texas. The Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Laurine Burtless

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laurine Burtless, age 87, of Adrian passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements are pending at Wagley Funeral Home. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lavanche Veldheer, 91

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lavanche Vivian Veldheer, age 91, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Resthaven Care Center.  Lavanche was born in Olive Township on November 30, 1916 to William and Maggie Ovens.  She was a member of North Holland Reformed Church.  She worked as a seamstress at both Chris Craft and Slick Craft. Lavanche retired from Slick Craft after many faithful years of service.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Veldheer on October 8, 1994; her daughter, Faye Kars on February 27, 2000;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 Eugene Harsh

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MAKULSKI FLORENCE THERESA

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m. on Friday at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ MIle). In state Saturday 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Please share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MARFEY BASELINA

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile (NW corner of 18 and Ryan). Parish Prayers (Panakhyda) 7 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3150 Commor in Hamtramck

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MARJORIE MAE LICHT SANDUSKY Marjorie Mae Licht, age 89 of Sandusky passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. She was born March 28, 1919 in Sandusky to the late Lloyd and Austa (Willis) Tucker. She married Anthony J. (Tony) Licht on February 2, 1946 in Sandusky. He passed away on December 24, 1986. Mrs. Licht was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky. She is survived by four daughters, Virginia (Jim) Jenson, of Kalamazoo; Marilyn (Jerry) Loding, of Sandusky; Margaret (John) Mallo, of Marquette; Mary Jo (Jim) Witte, of IL; two sons, Tom Licht, of CO; Jim (Dawn) Licht, of Port Huron. Thirteen grandchildren. One sister, Eileen (Bud) Seaman, of Sandusky. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elva Graves and Mildred Vatter. Funeral Mass was held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky with Fr. Charles Hammond, Sandusky officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky or the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MARSH FRANCES D (NEE PARISON)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.) Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MARTIN VIRGINIA R (NEE JABLONSKI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3:00-9:00 p.,m, with a 7 p.m. Rosary, at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Kieran Catholic Church on Mound Rd between 24 and 25 Mile until 11 a.m. Mass. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MELVIN A. GUENTHER BROWN CITY Melvin A. Guenther, age 85, of Brown City died Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Marlette Hospice Residence. Mr. Guenther has lived in the Burnside Twp. area the past 5 years and was previously from Marlette and Imlay City. He was born June 15, 1923 in Detroit, son to the late Herman and Dorothy (Shuman) Guenther. Mr. Guenther served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Josephine Borruso in 1945, she passed away 1967, he re married Elsie Halbert in 1975 she preceded him in death 1992. He worked as a machinist for Chrysler Corp. in Sterling Heights for 22 years retiring in 1986. He is survived by daughters Rosary Emerick of Brown City and Genevieve Pasque of Warren; sons Melvin (Janice) Guenther Jr. of Garden City and Kurt (Connie) Guenther of Melvin; step sons Darrell (Diane) Halbert of Brown City and Russell (Mary Ann) Halbert of Brown City; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife's, four brothers and five sisters. Funeral services have been held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette,with Pastor Douglas Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the West Berlin Cemetery in Allenton, MI. Memorials may be donated to the family. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette,MI. (989) 635-3658,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MILLER JAYNE LOWMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 61 of Birmingham, died peacefully October 20, 2008. Beloved wife of John. Dear mother of Jack. Loving daughter of the late James and Geneva Lowman. Memorial Service at First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple, Birmingham, Saturday 2 p.m. Friends may visit at church beginning at 1 p.m. Memorial visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8 p.m. with a Reflection Service at 6 p.m. Memorials appreciated to First United Methodist Church. Obituary…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Magdalene Wood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wood, Magdalene Bridgeport, Michigan Passed away peacefully Monday, October 20, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital following a lengthy illness. Age 81 years. Complete obituary will be published in Wednesday's edition of the Saginaw News. Friends may call at the W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Hwy from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margaret ‘Peg’ Knowles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Margaret “Peg” Knowles, 73, of Lowell, formerly of Manitou Beach passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 N. Hudson St. in Lowell with the Rev. Vance Dimmick and the Rev. Thurlan Meredith officiating. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson in charge of the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Lowell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marie C. Ballard July 2, 1914-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marie C. Ballard, 94 years, of Temperance, MI, died Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 in Hospice of N.W. Ohio in Perrysburg. An area resident most of her life, Marie lived on the 7000 Block of Summerfield Rd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mary Blackburn, 96

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Louise Blackburn, 96, of Holland, died on Monday, October 20, 2008.  Mary was born June 28, 1912 in Muncie, Indiana, to Thomas and Ada Shannon.  She was a member of  First United Methodist Church of Holland and also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mary was married to Lowell Blackburn who preceded her in death in 1972.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Jim Blackburn, in 2006.   Mary is survived by her son, L. Thomas Blackburn of Ft. Lauderdale; her grandchildren, Deb and Rod…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 T. Tucker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matthew T. Tucker, age 24, of Trinity, Ala., died October 10, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Burial has taken place at East Lawrence Memorial Gardens, Moulton, Ala., under the direction of Parkway Funeral Home, Trinity, Ala. Local arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maurice Heck, 82

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maurice Heck, age 82, of Bentheim, put up a valiant fight but lost the battle and entered into Glory, Monday, October 20, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Heck, in 1997.  He was a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church.  He worked at GE for 25 years and farmed in Bentheim.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Henriette; children, Karla and Lloyd Pippel, Kristi Schaap, Bob Heck, Pamela Payne,  Mike and Randy De Neff, Denise and Cal Wolters,  Lynae Heck,  Kandace Heck,  Jodi…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mavis M. Witek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Mavis M. Witek, of Waukesha died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at home with her family by her side at age 73.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maxine M. Reynolds Dec. 15, 1935-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maxine M. Reynolds, age 72, of Berkley for 20 years, formerly of Monroe, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Maxine Mary Holger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RHINELANDER, Wis. -- Maxine Mary Holger, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Maysell G. Redman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maysell G. Redman, 82, of Gladwin, passed away Oct. 18, 2008 at MidMichigan Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 23, 1925 to Mathias and Maude (Swinehart) Huber.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McGreevy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Catherine McGreevy, 82, of Manistee, died Oct. 19. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Michael J. Zunich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael J. Zunich, Jr., 82, passed away, Oct. 15, 2008, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Milt Thackaberry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thackaberry, Milt Canton, MI Age 54, died suddenly Octo-ber 20, 2008 Cherished husband of Cindy. Fan-tastic father of Mike and Andy. Dear brother of Virginia. Dear son- in-law of Howard and Betty Wikel. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Canton Community Foundation or Habitat for Humanity. For full obituary or to leave a message of condolence, visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mrs. Marta Sotelo Falcon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs. Marta Sotelo Falcon passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the age of 57. Marta was born in Adrian, Mich., to Jose and Martha Salinas Sotelo. Marta married Raymond G. Falcon on July 29, 2000, in Madera, Calif. Marta worked at Sure Save Grocery in Madera, and later at Valley Oak Credit Union, and for the last six years she was a caregiver for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marcella S. Garcia. Marta is survived by her husband of eight years, Raymond Falcon; her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Myrtle Eileen Burk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Myrtle Eileen Burk, 85, of Coldwater, passed away Sunday in Jackson.  She was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Algansee Township to Charles and Ruby (Bush) Heuer.  Mrs. Burk graduated from Quincy High School in 1940 and had worked at Production Credit Association.  She retired from the Coldwater Regional Center after 15 years of service.  She belonged to the VFW, Quincy American Legion Auxiliary, was an avid bowler, and a life member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. On Aug. 16, 1942 she married Elmer…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • NORDNESS JEAN M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 20, 2008, Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of John (Diana), William (Terrie), Richard (Barbara) and Michael. Dear grandmother of Jill Crook (JT), Brian and the late Kristen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Thursday 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Family suggests memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nancy D. Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Nancy D. Johnson, 71, of Ocean Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nancy M. Russeau Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nancy M. Russeau, 60, of Monroe died Wednesday. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nancy Marie Russeau Aug. 9, 1948 - Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy Marie Russeau was born on August 9, 1948 in Monroe, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Jerome Russeau Sr. and the late Alice Marie (Navarre). Nancy loved her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Noreen Wuertz Dec. 17, 1931-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Noreen Wuertz, 76 years, of Temperance, MI died Saturday October 18, 2008 in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • O'MEARA MATTHEW W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3:00-9:00 p.m. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Memorial contributions may be made to ARC Services of Macomb, 44050 N. Gratiot, Clinton Township, MI 48036 or to Bovenshen School, 12345 Frazho Rd., Warren, MI 48089. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ohman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rodney Ohman, 79, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., formerly of Ludington, died Oct. 15. Arrangements are by Forest Lawn, West Covina, Calif....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ollie M. Goodloe April 11, 1936-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ollie Melvin Goodloe, 72, of Maybee died Saturday at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marble Memorial United Methodist Church, Milan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PARKER SHIRLEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (nee: THOMSON) "MEMERE", October 20, 2008, Age 85 of Troy, formerly of Berkley. Beloved wife of the late Paul R. for 65 years. Dear mother of Pamela P. Dixon (Ed). Loving grandmother of Molly Flanagan (Clay) and Elizabeth Neilson (Marshall). Great grandmother of Caitlin, Thomas, Adeline, Benjamin and Parker. Dear sister of the late Edward B. and Raymond J. Thomson. Family appreciates the loving care given by Nancy Kiras and Darcy MacKenzie. Family will receive friends Saturday 4 p.m. until service…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Patricia Janowiak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Paul R. Murray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paul R. Murray, 65, of Gladwin, passed away Oct. 15, 2008, at MidMichigan Medical Center�“ Midland. He was born May 19, 1943, to Paul E. and Reba Lou (Ragan) Murray in Toledo, Ohio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Powell Owens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ANGOLA, Ind. — Powell Owens, 82, of Algansee Township, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at Lakeland Nursing Center in Angola, Ind. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Northview Christian Church in Coldwater with Pastor Jeff Bream officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Powell was born on May 31, 1926 in Kentucky to Powell and Allie (Moore)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ROSATI AGOSTINO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday 10:00 a.m until time of Service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUGIERO ANTONIO SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      June 18, 1938—October 19, 2008, was born in San Giovanni Fiore, Calabria Italy. He resided in Dearborn Heights, MI and is one of five siblings, a brother Giuseppe and sisters Maria, Emilia and Gina. A family man, married to Enrica Rugiero. Dear father of four sons and ten grandchildren; Patrick Attilio with daughter Isabella, Mark Luigi (wife Christine) with five children, Dante, Giovanni, Julia, Angelo and Malaina. Robert Attilio (wife Christina). Anthony Jr. (wife Sabrina) with four children, Adrianna,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RUMSEY-WESTON ELIZABETH ANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Born on March 23, 1916 in Washington D.C. died October 6, 2008 in Grosse Pointe Woods with her family by her side. She was the only child of decorated entomologist, Ernest Ralph Sasscer and his wife, Mary Kelley Lynch Sasscer. She received a BA degree from Duke University and became a life-long social services advocate and leader in Michigan. Anne married John Davenport Rumsey in 1939. They originally lived in Buffalo, NY before making their home in Franklin and on Wing Lake in Bloomfield Township. John…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ralph Lutz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lutz, Ralph L. "Buster" Madison Heights, Michigan Formerly of Saginaw Passed away Sunday October 19, 2008, at the age of 85 years. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Saginaw News. Arrangements by W.L. Case & Company.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Renita Rider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RIDER, Renita Mae - Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, age 71, of Kearsley Daly Villa of Flint, died Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Brian's House Hospice. A memorial service will be held 1 PM Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton with Pastor Randy Hotchkiss officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Reva D. Hay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reva D. Hay, age 63, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2008, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born June 11, 1945, in Kendallville, Ind., a daughter of the late Ivan and Mabel Rice. Reva had resided in Sturgis since 1991, coming from Topeka, Ind. On Dec. 5, 1992, she married Kirk Hay in Sturgis. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing golf, bowling camping and fishing. Reva is survived by her husband, Kirk; two sons, Mike (Camille) Burns of New Carlisle,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard E. Sigworth Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard E. Sigworth, 91, of Milan died Oct. 8. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, where funeral services are pending.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 Marie Manchester

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Rose Marie Manchester, 87, of Poplar St., Ironwood, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Hurley, with her family by her side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SAMMUT CHARLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday from 12 - 9 p.m. Please sign the online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SHARP BETTY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 85, formerly of Detroit. Longtime top waitress at Hudson's Department Store. Beloved mother of Connie (Charles) Kindred and Dennis (Susan) Sharp. Grandmother of Raymond, Donald, Wendy, Suzanne (Simon) Bradin, Megan (Chris) Thomas and Kristen Parrish. Great-grandmother of Olivia, Tallulah, Savannah and Logan. Sister of Ray Hoffmeyer. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo. Visitatiton Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday 3-9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SHERMAN PROFESSOR HELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of Edward Sherman. Dear mother of Linda (Charles) Soberman, Julie (Sheldon) Blair, Cathy (Kenneth) Shiovitz, and the late Amy Sherman. Loving grandmother of Lisa (Menachem) Glazer, Tracey Jackier, David (fiancee Jennifer Seader) Soberman, Stephanie Blair, Michael Blair, Dr. Stacey Shiovitz, and Daniel Shiovitz. Great grandmother of Lilah Glazer. Sister of Dr. Marvin (Marion) Gross, and William (Barbara) Gross. Sister-in-law of Helen (the late Dr. Phillip) Sherman. SERVICES 10:30 FRIDAY MORNING…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SKIERSKI ANNA H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 2, 2008 Age: 80. Dear wife of the late Arthur. Dear mother of Kathleen (Gerald) Braza, Linda, James (Carol), Michael and David (Ann Marie) Skierski. Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Victoria Orlowski, Casimir Pyszk, Rosemary Galvin and the late Dennis Steele. Also survived my many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will gather Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (North of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. for a 1:00 p.m. Memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STARR HENRY A JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. In state Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren Rd. (west of Sheldon) Plymouth. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SWANSON THOMAS JAMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m., with funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R., Madison Heights. Burial in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SZPYRKA RICHARD S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will take place on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R., Detroit, MI 48201-9945.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sandra Rae Nelson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sarah I. (Haylett) Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sarah Irene Jones, 27, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of Sturgis, Mich., and a graduate  of Bronson High School, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis of injuries sustained while serving as a Deputy for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Lockwood Community Church in Coldwater, Mich., where services are at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Lockwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sarah Irene Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sarah Irene Jones, age 27, of Bloomington died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. from injuries that she received while serving as a Deputy for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. She was born April 2, 1981 in Sturgis. She was the daughter of Wayne and Kimalee (Van Zile) Haylett of Coldwater. She was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 2001 to 2006. In her youth, she was active in 4-H, American Rabbit Breeders Association, and was a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sarah Jane Esch Mayville Sarah Jane Esch, age 88, of Mayville (formerly of Columbiaville), passed away Wednesday (October 15, 2008). She was born November 12, 1919 in Flint to Red and Frances (Varrett) Smith. Mrs. Esch enjoyed watching T.V., playing bingo at the nursing home and watching birds and animals. She is survived by her children, Allen (Cheryl) Hosner of Saint Helen, Terry (Maggie Hosner of Bay City and Julius (Janie) Esch Jr., of Columbiaville; granddaughter, Barbie Bennett and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Esch; son, Ray Hosner; brother, Dutch Smith; sister, Henlena Lawe; parents, Fred and Francis. Funeral services were held Friday (October 17, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shirley A. Rise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shirley A. Rise, 77, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shirley I. Dornbos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sister Margaret (Ignatiana) Donoghue, IHM July 3, 1917-Oct. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monroe, MI - Sister Margaret, IHM, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 19, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sister Meegan, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sister Mary T. Meegan, formerly known as Sister John Maureen Meegan, died on Oct. 19, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 83 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Mary was born in Chicago, Ill., to John and Mary (Martin) Meegan. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Mich.; a Master of Arts…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Steve Michael Kovenich Oct. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Michael Kovenich, 61, of Monroe died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in his home. Arrangements pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sue Brazelle Lapeer Sue Brazelle, age 77, of Lapeer, passed away Friday (October 17, 2008). She was born July 11, 1931 in Alabama to Ceburn and Sallie (Voss) Anderson. She married Merle Brazelle on July 11, 1950. Mrs. Brazelle enjoyed gardening, travel with family and her doll collection. She loved and truly lived for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Greg (M.K.) Brazelle of Lapeer, Penny (Dave) McLellan of Lapeer; grandchildren, Brandie, Paul, Candy, Kathy, Dean, loving family, Felicia, Scott, June; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Lynn (Jeanette) Anderson of Durand, Lona Darnell of Davison, Geri Campbell of Keego Harbor and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Brazelle in 1994; brother, Loyal Anderson; sister, Marjorie Bell an infant brother and her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral Services were held Tuesday (October 21, 2008) at Muir Br

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Suzanne Gump

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Suzanne E. Gump, age 67, of Coldwater, Mich., and formerly of Bronson, died at the home of her daughter in Bronson following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born Oct. 25, 1940, in Coldwater, a daughter of Chester and Marjorie (Miner) Weage, and was a lifelong resident of Branch County. Suzanne married Robert E. Gump on Nov. 21, 1958, in Sturgis.  Bob died Oct. 24, 2001. Suzanne first worked at the Trans-A-Gram Toy Factory in Sturgis, then at the former Lamb Knit in Colon and at the Fremont…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TABARES ANA CELIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday 9 a.m. at All Saints Church, 7824 Fort St., until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thomas A. Gagnon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MARENISCO, Mich. -- Thomas A. Gagnon, 73, a lifelong resident of Marenisco, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thomas Foley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FOLEY, Thomas Age 89 Of Sturgis, MI Died Oct. 20, 2008 at Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. On June 7, 1947, in Kalamazoo, MI, he married Wilda Hassing. Surviving are his wife, Wilda; six sons, Thomas Foley of Portage, MI, David (Margaret) Foley of Cherry Hill, NJ, William (Mary) Foley of Lyndonville, Vermont, Mark (Jerri) Foley of Portage, MI, Stephen (Shirley) Foley of Sturgis, MI, and Robert (Charlene) Foley of Elkhart, IN. Grandchildren, Patrick, Daniel, Kim (Mike) Evans, Kristi, Tyler, Aric, Zachary…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thomas J. Foley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thomas J. Foley, age 89, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Des Moines, Iowa, a son of the late Jay Paul and Abbie (Hugenot) Foley. Thomas has been a resident of Sturgis since 1965, moving here from Framingham, Mass. On June 7, 1947, in Kalamazoo, Mich., he married Wilda Hassing. He had been employed for Diamond International and while in Sturgis for Bandholtz Paint Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1988. Thomas was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thomas Leo Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thomas Leo Blonde, Sr., 70, of Pinconning, died Oct. 16, 2008 following a short illness. He was born March 30, 1938 to Marshall A. and Kathryne (Greenman) Blonde in Almont. He was a retired meat cutter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Valeria Razminas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mrs. Valeria Lillian Razminas, 86, of Ludington, died Monday, Oct. 20 at Tendercare of Ludington. Valeria was born on June 5, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. to Joseph and Bernice (Bartis) Rimkus, and married W...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vicky A. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LAND O'LAKES, Wis. -- Vicky A. Peterson, 62, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of West DePere, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vincent G. Roberts 1929-2008 Vincent George Roberts, 78, Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on December 17, 1929 in Harbor Beach to the late Jacob and Mary (Siemen) Roberts. He and Leona Miller were united in marriage on June 5, 1948 in Rapson. Vince was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church and the OLLH Knights of Columbus Council 11432. Vince was a mason worker for many years and took pride in his work. He is survived by his wife, Leona, Harbor Beach; children, Ernest Roberts, Port Hope, Kathryn (Salvatore) Palombo, Sterling Heights, Marleen (Edward) Buzenski, Centerline and Richard (Cathy) Roberts, Clinton Township; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and siblings, Mary (Richard) Hartman, Indiana, Shirley Booms, Harbor Beach, Bernice Messing, Yale, June Pawlowski, Harbor Beach, Joyce (Harold) Pleiness, Port Hope, Bernard (Doris) Roberts, Harbor Beach, Agnes (Joe) Petruk, Arkansas andGladys (Joe) Page, Davison. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Roberts and Jerome Roberts; sisters, Annie Winkel, Genevieve Talaski, Rosie Ansteed and twin girls. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in the Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church of Harbor Beach. Father William Spencer officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Viola Meeker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Viola Meeker, age 80, of Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Adrian, passed away, Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, in Punta Gorda, Fla. She was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Lincoln County, Tenn., moving to Arcadia in 1975 from Adrian, Mich.  Viola was a collector of bells and angels. She was a member of Arcadia Church of God, was very active in church functions as they related to the ladies of the church, and visiting those in the local nursing home. Survivors include a son, Ervin McGowan, Arcadia, Fla.; three daughters, Viola…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WISNIEWSKI JOSEPH J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 2-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Memorial Donations to St. Anselm's Catholic School Fund.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WOODCOCK MARY JO (RUSSELL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 5-8 p.m. Memorials to American Parkinson Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wilbur Backus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BACKUS, Wilbur H. - Age 84, of Davison, died Monday, October 20, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Burial immediately following in Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-9 PM Tuesday, 1-4 and 6-9 PM Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Disabled American Veterans or charity of ones choice. Mr. Backus was born September 27,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William Dale Marshall, 78

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Dale Marshall, 78, of Boyne City, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at home surrounded by his family.

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