Saturday, October 25, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/25/08

  • Allen Dariel Tuttle

    • Ann M. Pavlovich

      MARENISCO, Mich. -- Ann M. Pavlovich, 85, a longtime resident of Marenisco and current resident of Ironwood, entered into her eternal home Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming, in the caring hands of the Mather Nursing staff and the U.P. Home, Health and Hospice.

      • 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 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.

              • Arthur S. Pellow

                STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Arthur S. Pellow, 92, of Montreal, Wis.,   passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at North Haven Assisted Living Center in Stevens Point.

                • BATTJES KENNETH J

                  Sat and Sun 4-9PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (3 1/2 miles W. of I-275). In state Mon 10 AM until 11 AM Funeral Service at the First Church of the Nazarene, 21260 Haggerty Rd., Northville, 48167. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Foundation or to the Church. To share a memory, please visit, "Well done good and faithful Servant"

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                    • BIDLINGMAIER ROBERT E

                      Saturday 3-7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. until time of Rosary service 6 p.m. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Robert's honor would be appreciated to Hope Hospice Community Services, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at:

                      • BLOUNT LUCIUS

                        Age 83, passed peacefully in his sleep on October 19, 2008 after a long illness. He leaves to cherish his memory Joan, his wife of almost 44 years; two loving sons, Jonathan Lucius Blount and Benjamin Walker Blount (Melissa), an adoring and adored granddaughter Safiya Lee Blount; two sisters, Inez Hunter and Dorothy Godbee; sisters-in-law Eunice Blount and Jacqueline Blount; brothers-in-law John Galloway and LaMarr Wells; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His Memorial Service will be held…

                        • 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…

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                            • 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!

                              • Bill Steele

                                Steele, Bill Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare at the age of 72 years. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Saginaw News The funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008 at W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Rd. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the services.

                                • 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,…

                                    • Bryan D. Brockway

                                      Bryan D. Brockway, age 40, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born March 16, 1968, in Adrian, the son of Cleo and Goldie (Snyder) Brockway. Bryan graduated from Adrian High School with the class of 1987. He then served his country in the United States Navy during the Persian Gulf Conflict. For the past 13 years, Bryan worked in quality control at Jac Products in Saline. He was a member of the Annis Fint Post #1584 of the VFW. Bryan enjoyed…

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

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

                                        • CARROLL JOHN JOSEPH

                                          Age 82. October 20, 2008.Beloved husband of Joan. Wonderful father and step-father of Gayle Jones, Judy (Robert) Sy, Jean (Richard) Schohl, Karon (Gary) Jackson, Brian (Debby) Tyler, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren. WWII USMC Veteran. Memorial service Saturday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m. New Hope Congregation, 57885 Grand River, New Hudson, MI 48165. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

                                          • 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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                                              • 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. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park, Lasalle, with Pastor James Jacobs officiating.

                                                • Carol Sue Greenman

                                                  Carol Sue Greenman, 62, of Naples, Fla., died unexpectedly at her home on Oct. 6, 2008. Carol was born in Yakima, Wash., on March 11, 1946, to William and Marjorie Mitchell. Carol is survived by her husband, John D. Greenman, Sr.; her children, John D. Greenman, Jr., and Tamie Howard of Naples, Fla., William Greenman of Alabama and Jimmy Greenman of Naples, Fla.; her mother, Marjorie Mitchell of Adrian, Mich.; and her siblings, Linda Cleveland of Clayton, Mich., Paula Baughey of Riverview, Fla., and Kenneth…

                                                • 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.

                                                  • Clayton E. Laubensheimer Oct. 8, 2008

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

                                                    • Clayton Kiekover, 78

                                                      Clayton Kiekover, age 78, of Oakland, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008.  He was a member at Oakland Christian Reformed Church and retired from Westshore Construction.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Pearl Kiekover; and a niece, Bonnie Kempker.  He is survived by his sister and her husband, Marian and Garry Nyboer of Hamilton; niece, Kathy Bonz of Wyoming, MI; his friend, Vivian Gryzinski of Wayland.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2008 at Oakland Christian…

                                                      • Comstock

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

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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....

                                                          • Cynthia Appley Oct. 22, 2008

                                                            Cynthia Appley age 48 of Erie, MI died Wednesday October 22, 2008 in her residence.

                                                            • DERDERIAN GEORGE

                                                              Monday 6-9 p.m., prayers 7 p.m. at St. Johns Armenian Church, Southfield. (248-569-3045). Funeral Service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at the church. Masonic Service by Ashler Lodge will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family requests memorial gifts to St. Johns Armenian Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 248-541-8325.

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                                                                • Dawn Waldron

                                                                  WALDRON, Dawn Marie - Age 44, of Birch Run formerly of Clio, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until time of service Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Dawn Marie Waldron Memorial Fund. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of

                                                                  • 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…

                                                                    • 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…

                                                                      • 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.

                                                                          • 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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                                                                                    • Edward Clark

                                                                                      Edward James Clark, 67, Cheboygan, died Oct. 15. Arrangements are by Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

                                                                                      • Ellen Bochniak, 59

                                                                                        Ellen “Bunny” (Haasjes) Bochniak, 59, died on Oct. 20, 2008, in Greater Regional Medical Center, Creston, Iowa. Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at Pearson-Coen-Beaty Family Funeral Service, Creston, Iowa.  Interment will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Visiting is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                          • Evelyn Bol, 80

                                                                                            Evelyn Bol, age 80, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Heartland of Holland.  She was a faithful member of Faith Christian Reformed Church, and was employed by Robert Shaw for 15 years.  Evelyn’s husband, Alvin, preceded her in death in 1988.  She is survived by her three sons, Dale Bol of Holland, John Bol of Holland, and Frederick and Muncie Bol of Santa Anna, CA; a grandson, Mark Isaac Bol; brother, Milo and Sylvia Witte of Fremont; and sisters-in-law, Mrs. John (Beulah) Witte of…

                                                                                            • 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,…

                                                                                              • FERN DEMARAY MELVIN Fern Demaray, age 91, of Melvin, died Thursday morning October 16, 2008 at United Hospice Residence, Marlette. She was born June 11, 1917 in Melvin the daughter of the late Orval J. and Blanche (Tibbits) Groat. Her marriage of 70 years to Frank Demaray was in Melvin on August 29, 1935. Frank died December 16, 2005. Fern was a lifelong homemaker and was a member of Brown City Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, needlework and puzzles. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Dick Hazel of Peck and Linda and Mel Brown of Grand Rapids, daughter-in-law, Vi Demaray of Melvin, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons, brothers, Raymond and Lewin Groat and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her death was a son Robert (1985), great-granddaughter Michelle Lyn Steinman (1980), three sisters, Ethel, Leatha and Treasure and brother, Marshall. Her family honors the memory of Fern with a service at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale, with Rev. Paul Gaymon, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Brown City, officiating. Burial is in Speaker Township Cemetery, Sanilac County. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Tim, Todd, Mark, Greg, Eric, Billy and James. Memorials are suggested to United Hospice Service, 2770 Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marlette, MI 48453 For information and Guest Book,

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                                                                                                • FINKEL DOROTHY ROSE

                                                                                                  Age 94. Beloved wife for 56 years of the late Charlie Finkel. Devoted mother of Robert (Linda) Finkel. Loving grandmother of Noah (Linda) Finkel and Molly (Scott) Sutton. Proud great grandmother of Emma, Matthew and Charlie Finkel, and Lucy and Sadie Sutton. Cherished sister of the late Ruth (the late Robert) Oberndorf, the late Al (the late Lee) Velick, the late Sarah Gross, the late Mashe Hirsch and the late Shaynie Rosenbloom. Also survived by Frances Berger and other loving nieces, nephews and cousins.…

                                                                                                • FORTUNA ANTONIA

                                                                                                  Age 86 October 23, 2008 Beloved wife of Dominic. Dear mother of Toni Siuru, Joanne Pata, and Felix. Dearest grandmother of nine and great grandmother of six. Family will receive friends Sunday and Monday 2-8pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, in-state 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 10 am at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 12100 Beech Daly Road, Redford. Interment Oakland Hills Memorial Park.

                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                      • Fred P. Sanger Jr.

                                                                                                        BESSEMER, Mich. -- Fred P. Sanger Jr., 79, of East Sellar Street in Bessemer, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at home.

                                                                                                        • 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 Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. Funeral will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix. The Rev. Jerry Hunko will officiate and burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Charlevoix.

                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                              • George Peel

                                                                                                                George W. Peel, 89, Millersburg, died at home Oct. 22. Funeral Arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.

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                                                                                                                  • Gerrald Groenewoud, 88

                                                                                                                    Gerrald Groenewoud, age 88, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Gerrald was born on August 3, 1920, the eldest child of Peter and Emma Groenewoud.  Gerrald served in the U.S. Army and was a decorated World War II veteran.  He retired after 38 years from Eagle Ottawa Leather Company.   He had was an avid gardener, hunter, and loved to travel.  He was a member of Harlem Reformed Church. Gerrald was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Groenewoud; and sisters, Margaret Bunch, and…

                                                                                                                    • Grace Jager

                                                                                                                      Services for Mrs. Grace Jager, aged 87, of Grandville, will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr. NE, Belmont. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral chapel. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Press or online at www.stegengafuneralchapel. Stegenga Funeral Chapel (616) 866-7200

                                                                                                                      • Greta Jane LaRose Antoine, 74

                                                                                                                        Greta Jane LaRose Antoine, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her home in East Jordan.

                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                • James Bailey, 56

                                                                                                                                  James Hamilton Bailey, 56, of Fennville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in Holland Hospital. A memorial service will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Chappell Funeral Home in Fennville.

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

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

                                                                                                                                          • Janetlee Workman

                                                                                                                                            Service for Mrs. Janetlee Workman, aged 62, of Wyoming, will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2008 at Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Press or online at www.stegengafuneralchapel.

                                                                                                                                            • Jean Edith Richert March 9, 1934-Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                              Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Saturday October 25, 2008 from 1 to 9 PM and Sunday October 26, 2008 from 12 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held in St.

                                                                                                                                              • Jean Edith Richert Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                Jean Edith Richert, 74, of New Boston, wife of Dr. Joseph J. Richert, died Thursday in Oakwood Heritage Hospital, Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                • 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

                                                                                                                                                  • Joel L. Seppanen

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

                                                                                                                                                    • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                                        • KANAN RAYMOND P

                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary 4 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 4281 Marseilles, Detroit. Light a candle and share a memory at

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                                                                                                                                                            • KLINK HELEN V

                                                                                                                                                              at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (@ Schoenherr) Sunday 2 - 8 pm and Monday 4 - 9 pm with Rosary 7 pm. Funeral Tuesday at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church 31555 Hoover (N. of 13 mile) In State 9 am until time of Mass 9:30am. Interment Wednesday, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, MI . In memory of Helen's life and membership in Post # 3908 memorials may be made to the VFW National Home, Eaton Rapids, MI

                                                                                                                                                              • KOGUT HELEN J (NEE SLIWINSKI)

                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 3-9 pm. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Instate Monday 9 a.m at St. Matthias Catholic Church on 19 Mile just West of Schoenherr until 9:30 a.m. Mass. Private interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" 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.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Kenneth Hamminga

                                                                                                                                                                        Kenneth T. Hamminga, 51, of Riverside Drive, White Pigeon, died Oct. 21, 2008 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. Private graveside services and interment will be at the White Pigeon Township Cemetery. Donations may be directed to In House Hospice Solutions, 5360 Holiday Terrace Suite 24A, Kalamazoo, Mich.,  49009. Envelopes area available at the Farrand Funeral Home of White Pigeon which is handling the arrangements. 

                                                                                                                                                                        • LIDDLE MARY LOUISE (NEE KLEEHAMMER)

                                                                                                                                                                          Age 83. October 24, 2008. Beloved wife of 60 years to Robert. Dear mother of Susan (Paul) Goeddeke and William (Rhonda) Liddle. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Katherine and Jessica. Mary shared her warmth, love and humor with many. She will be missed by all who were privileged to know her. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11:00 am, at Lake Shore Presbyterian Church, 27801 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Arrangements made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, Inc., New Baltimore.

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 B. Burtless

                                                                                                                                                                              Laurine B. Burtless, age 87, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at her home. Laurine was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Homer, Mich., the daughter of Earl and Georgiana (Bush) Dryer. She graduated from Adrian High School with the Class of 1939. She attended Siena Heights and Michigan State universities, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree. On March 25, 1945, Laurine married William Burtless in Adrian.  William preceded her in death in 1969. Laurine taught at Madison and Ridgeway schools prior to teaching…

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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;…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leona Baillargeon

                                                                                                                                                                                    Baillargeon, Leona G., Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Baillargeon passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. Age 91 years. The funeral in being planned for Tuesday and a complete obituary will be in Saturday's edition of the Bay City Times.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lisa Marie Padgett-Comstock

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                • MEYER DONALD P SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 2-9 p.m. with Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Interment Mt. Kelly Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 and to American Diabetes Association, Detroit, MI Office, 30200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 205, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. Share your memories with the Meyer family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                • MORRELL NORMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                  "BILL" October 24, 2008. Age 64 of Westland. Beloved husband of Cheryl. Dear father of Barbara. Brother of the late Donald. Service Monday 1 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Sunday 1-6 p.m. Please visit and post a note of condolence at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret Theresa 'Marge' Acker

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret Theresa (Fettig) Acker, also known as “Marge,” passed away peacefully early Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. She was 69 years of age.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Margaret Wells Imlay City Margaret Wells, 78, of Imlay City, passed away Wednesday (October 15, 2008) at Lapeer Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1930 in Detroit to Guy and Veronica Pearsall. Margaret married Robert Milton Wells on September 23, 1949 in Detroit, Robert passed away in the early 1990's. Margaret was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lapeer. She had lived in the community since 1969. She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Don) Nolan of North Branch, Elizabeth (Nestor) Matthes Krywyj of St. Clair, Veronica (Andy) Pawlaczyk of Imlay City, and Madeline Wells of Davison; sons, Charles (Charlene) Wells of North Branch, Joseph (Carol) Wells of Fostoria, John Wells of Imlay City, Guy (Brenda) Wells of Paris, TN, Robert (Marianne) Wells of Silverwood, and William Simon (Trisha) Wells of Paris, TN; 66 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; brother, Don (Marie) Pearsall of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughter,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 A. Maki

                                                                                                                                                                                                          MARENISCO, Mich. -- Marie A. Maki, 69, of Lyons, Wis., died Oct. 6, 2008, in Burlington, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Max Skinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Max Skinner, age 89, of Tecumseh, passed away Oct. 24, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Tecumseh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • McMULLEN ROBERT THOMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loving father and grandfather, will be deeply missed. In celebration of his life a memorial will be held at 31417 Marquette in Garden City on Sunday, October 26, 2-7 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Della Mae Murray, 71, of Manistee, died Wednesday Oct. 22. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NAOMI R. MCCOON KOYLTON TWP Naomi R. McCoon, age 75, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center - Harrison in Saginaw, Michigan. Mrs. McCoon lived in Koylton Twp. since 1951 and was previously from Deford. She was born December 19, 1932 in Detroit, daughter to the late Peter and Verna (Hall) Crisan. She graduated from Cass City High School in 1951. She married Albert McCoon August 18, 1951 in Bad Axe. Naomi helped her husband farm and also drove school bus for the Marlette School's for many years. She was a member of the Tuscola Co. Retarded Children Association. Mrs. McCoon enjoyed sewing, knitting and most of all, her family. She is survived by her husband Albert; sons Robert McCoon of Davie, FL; Donnie McCoon of Marlette and Allen McCoon of Marlette; daughter Deborah and Don Bonwell of Rogers, AR; grandchildren Chase & Kendra Bonwell also of Rogers, AR and sister Johanna McCoon of Marlette. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Janet. Funeral services have been held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Hubert Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Siple Cemetery in Marlette. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Marlette, (989) 635-3658

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patricia Ann Juntti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Patricia Ann Juntti, 65, died June 24, 2008, in Woodruff, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Paul E. Lyons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Paul E. Lyons, 81, of Fawn River Road, Sturgis, died Oct. 23, 2008 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Comunity in Centreville following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1926 in White Pigeon Township, a son to Sam and Mary (Davis) Lyons. He was a graduate of White Pigeon High School and a member of the U.S. Army serving in The Occupation of Japan after World War II. He was a resident of the White Pigeon and Sturgis area all of his life. On Sept. 3, 1955 he married Helen F. Holtz in Sturgis.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Paul E. Vergote, Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paul E. Vergote, Sr., age 90, of Blissfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at his home. Paul was born on Oct. 9, 1918, in Riga, Mich., the son of Achiel and Victorine (Ramout) Vergote. On Feb. 19, 1942, he was married to his sweetheart of 66 years, Helen Iffland. Paul served his country in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the late 1930s. He worked most of his life as a self-employed farmer, planting and harvesting crops and raising cattle. He eventually retired…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 2-9pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10:30am until an 11am Funeral Service at Community Baptist Church, 28237 Warren (between Middlebelt and Inkster).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard Massey, 74

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard Massey, 74, of East Jordan, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rodney Glenn Ford

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rose 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ruby Rodgers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruby Rodgers, age 77, of Adrian, went to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Lynwood Manor. The funeral service for Ruby will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Wagley Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Hope Tabernacle Church. Envelopes are…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Steve Michael Kovenich Sept. 12, 1947-Oct. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Michael Kovenich, 61 of Monroe died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in his home. He had been in poor health for the last year and seriously ill for 2 months. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thelma Hinkley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thelma Hinkley age 85, formerly of Colon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her home at Thurston Woods Village, Sturgis.  Thelma was born April 28, 1923, in Mobile, Ala., a daughter of the late William and Marcine (Mallory) Snell Sr.  Thelma had lived in Colon for many years, moving to Sturgis in 1977.  On Oct. 1, 1942, she married Frank G. Hinkley Jr. in Miami. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31,1971.  Thelma had worked from 1952 to 1968 for the former Transogram Co. and later worked for and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HARRIET MAY TURNER, 79, of Fife Lake, died Oct. 24, 2008, at home.No services will be held at this time.Arrangements are by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

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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...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vern M. Storum Lapeer Vern M. Storum, age 79, of Lapeer, passed away Tuesday (October 21, 2008). He was born August 26, 1929 in Warren, PA, to Marion and Adina (Borg) Storum. He married Joyce McCloskey on July 15, 1955 in Warren, PA. Vern graduated from Jamestown High School in New York, class of 1948. He worked many years at Motorola Corporation where he was a communications expert. Vern loved to fish, golf, hunt and work on the computer. He will be remembered for his laughter, teasing, sarcasm and warm smile. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Storum of Lapeer; children, Stephany Storum of Aurora, CO., Rebecca Michelle of Aurora, CO, Craig (Judy) Storum of Waterford, Mark (Barb) Storum of Cary, NC, Laura Cox of Lapeer and Mary (Neriman Demirovic) Storum of Birmingham; 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gayle Storum in 1981 and parents, Marion and Adina Storum. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made t

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beloved wife of the late Herman Weinstock. Loving mother of Dr. Sanford Weinstock and Dr. Joel (Allison) Weinstock. Dear sister of the late Douglas Frazein, Marilyn Goldstein and Rita Davidoff. Loving grandmother of Regina, Jeffrey, Lisa and Andrew Weinstock. Service Sunday 11:30 a.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd (west of Hoover) Warren. Instate Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Malachy Church 14115 Fourteen Mile Rd. (east of Schoenherr) Sterling Heights. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 1-4 and 6-9 PM Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Disabled American Veterans or charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be posted at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William J. Gryder Jr. Oct. 10, 1956-Oct. 14, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William J. Gryder, Jr. 52 of Kalamazoo, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Portage, Michigan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 23, 2008 age 81 Beloved wife of Gustav. Dear mother of Ilse Wenzel and Christine Walek. Loving grandmother of Tom (Rachel), Stephan, Kevin (Beth) Wiedinger, Lucas and Alicia Walek. Dear great-grandmother of Travis, Addison, Dana and Lauren. Also survived by two brothers and one sister. Funeral Saturday 11:00 am at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave.

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