Sunday, October 26, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/26/08


    • Albert Smith

      SMITH, Albert "Ray" - Age 82, of Swartz Creek, died Thursday, October 23, 2008. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Rev. Hal Phillips will officiate. Those desiring may make contributions to South Mundy United Methodist Church Building Fund. On-line condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of

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        • 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.

          • 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"

                  • BEAUCHAMP WILLIAM J

                    Age 70. October 24, 2008 of Clarkston. Dear cousin of Dotsy Chesnutt, Anne Brawner, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents William G. and Ellen Beauchamp. Bill was a teacher for many years at Eastover Elementary School in Bloomfield Hills where he was active as a Boy Scout Leader. Funeral service Monday at 11 a.m. (in state at 10 a.m.) at the Presbyterian Free Church of Livonia, 30025 Curtis, Livonia. Donations are suggested to the Church. R.G & G.R Harris Funeral Home…

                    • BENTON LISA

                      • BERNS MERCIA M

                        Age 75 of Marysville and formerly Algonac, October 23, 2008. Dear mother of Michael R. (Karen) Awe, Martin L. (Jennifer) Awe, Taylor S. Hall, and Jody (Frank) Welch. Memorial service 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Wishes.

                        • BESIERIS SARA JANE

                          Sunday 1-9 p.m. Trisagion Service 7:00 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home 14032 Northline Rd. Southgate. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Service 11:00 a.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church 16300 Dix-Toledo Southgate.

                          • BEU YVONNE J

                            Monday 1:30-9 p.m.. Vigil Service 7 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Road, Brownstown. In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m., until time of Mass, 11 a.m., Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 21892 Gudith Road, Woodhaven.

                            • BINKOWSKI ANNE

                              October 24, 2008. Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Mitchell for 62 cherished years. Loving mother of Michele (Paul) Piatt and Ronald Binkowski. Proud grandmother of Paula, Renee (Bill) Love, Nicole, Michael and Amanda Binkowski. Great grandmother of Samantha and Sarah Rose Love. Dear sister of Pat McCoy and Hazel Checonsky. Predeceased by a brother and two sisters. Memorial gathering Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 343 South Main (VanDyke) Romeo, until time of Mass 10 a.m. Memorial…

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                                • 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…

                                  • 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…

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

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

                                        • CABAJ CECELIA

                                          Sunday 2 pm - 9 pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth and Monday 9:45 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am at St. Genevieve Church, 29015 Jamison, Livonia. Scripture service Sunday 3:30 pm at the funeral home. Share your special thoughts and memories at

                                          • 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.

                                            • CASTELLI ANN I

                                              • CAUCHI JOSEPHINE V

                                                Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Monday 9 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Please share memories at

                                                • 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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                                                  • CONNELLY MARY JANE

                                                    Of Birmingham, age 93, September 27, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Stanley W. Connelly. Loving mother of Catherine Connelly, Jeanne Rellahan, Kevin (Janyce) Connelly and Mary Jane Hatton. Dear grandmother of Eric Preston, Michael and Christopher Hatton, Chrysteen Rellahan and Marissa Lum. Great grandmother of Kristoffer, Blake and Aslan Preston. Dear sister of Jeanne Prentice. Mary Jane was a Realtor for over 10 years in the Birmingham, Bloomfield Area. She was active for many years in the Birmingham…

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                                                      • CUSHING ANN WRIGHT

                                                        Sunday 4-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to St. Mary Grade School or Ovarian Cancer Research appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                        • 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.

                                                          • 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.

                                                            • Cesar A. Balcazar

                                                              Cesar A. Balcazar, 81, passed away Oct. 24, 2008, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.

                                                              • 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…

                                                                  • Cleeta Monroe

                                                                    MONROE, Cleeta G. - Age 84, of Swartz Creek, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Durand Senior Center. Funeral Services will be held 1PM Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, Pastor Ryan Champion officiating. Burial immediatly following in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint. The family will receive friends from 12noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer…

                                                                    • 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. (248-569-3405). 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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                                                                          • DUSHANE JOHN M JR

                                                                            Sunday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday, October 27, 2008 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 5481 Dixie Highway, Waterford, until the time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. To send a private condolence, select guestbook at

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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

                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                  • Dianne Rose

                                                                                    Dianne Rose, 62, passed away Oct. 24, 2008, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.

                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                  • Edward Daniel Lemanski Jan. 8, 1929-Oct. 24, 2008

                                                                                                    Edward Daniel Lemanski, 79, of Newport died Friday, October 24, 2008 at Britthaven of Newport.

                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                  • GREEN RAYMOND JACK

                                                                                                                    will be held Sunday, October 26th from 4 pm - 8 pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 27th at 12 noon from the 1st United Methodist Church of Plymouth, 45201 North Territorial Road, Plymouth with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia. Share your special thoughts and memories at

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                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                      • HARKNESS FRANCES (McSWEEN)

                                                                                                                                        • HARMON EUGENE R

                                                                                                                                          • HEMPEL BEATRICE M

                                                                                                                                            Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Memorials to the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                            • HENKE ELAINE E (NEE KERNER)

                                                                                                                                              Monday 1-9 p.m. at Rudy Fuenral Home, 25650 Van Dyke (10½ Mi.) with Funeral Services Tuesday 11 a.m. Burial St. Clement Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                              • HUTCHINS LESTER L

                                                                                                                                                Monday 2:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Memorial donations to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church.

                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                  • Henry D. Salughter

                                                                                                                                                    Henry D. Salughter, 65, passed away Oct. 24, 2008, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.

                                                                                                                                                    • 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 Hoekstra, 81

                                                                                                                                                            James P. Hoekstra, 81, of Holland, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at an area care center. Arrangements will be announced by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St. 

                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Jeanne M. McCoy

                                                                                                                                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Jeanne M. McCoy, 69, of 650 Garvey St., Ironwood, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 G. Brennan

                                                                                                                                                                                  John G. Brennan, 69, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the Henry County Hospital in Napoleon. He was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Jackson, Mich., to the late John J. and Doris (Curtis) Brennan. On Dec. 14, 1963, he married Julie Hartley at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Napoleon, who survives. John worked as an inspector for Campbell Soup Co. of Napoleon for 38 years. He graduated from Hudson High School in Michigan and Bowling Green State University. He attended St. Augustine Catholic…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Vander Broek, 86

                                                                                                                                                                                    John Keppel Vander Broek, 86, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008,  at Resthaven Care Center.  He was a direct descendant of city founders Albertus Van Raalte and Teunis Keppel, and was a fourth generation owner of T. Keppel’s Sons Hardware on the corner of 8th Street and College until his retirement.  He graduated from Hope College after serving in the European theatre in the Navy during World War II, and served as a Holland City Councilman.  After living in Holland for over fifty years he and his wife…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • KANIA WALTER S

                                                                                                                                                                                      October 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Helen G. Dear father of Jerry J. (Sharon) and Karen A. Kania. Loving grandfather of Wes. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Sunday 3-7 p.m. Rosary 6 p.m. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 23700 Joy Rd. (E. of Telegraph), until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                      • KITZMANN JEANNE F

                                                                                                                                                                                        Suddenly, October 14. Beloved mother of Mark Burgess (Carol) of Coldwater, Matthew Burgess (Kelly) of Rochester, Leslie Perrine of Livonia, and Kathy Kitzmann of Redford. Dearest "G'ma Kitz" of Evan, Caitlin, Cullen, Richard and the late Mark. Services private.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • KJOLHEDE BRENT KENNETH

                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 55, October 21, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Birmingham, Michigan. Loving husband of Heidi. Beloved son of Marie and the late Kenneth. Dear brother of Freda (George), Karl (Sue), and Dirk (Katie). Proud uncle of two nieces, Jacqueline and Janine. Brent grew up in Birmingham and spent summers at the family cottage on Lake Charlevoix. Vacationing there each summer as an adult became a highlight of each year. Brent was a natural athlete who especially enjoyed the…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • KRANKEL ANN MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                            will be Sunday, October 26th, 4-7pm at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth and in state Monday, 10am until time of mass 10:30am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 47650 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angela Hospice. Ann will be deeply missed by family, friends and the community to which she belonged for almost 50 years. To leave a condolence go to

                                                                                                                                                                                            • KUFEL ANTHONY J

                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Vigil at The Warren Chapel Of The E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Rd. (1 blk. S. of 9 Mi). In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until Mass 9:30 a.m. at St Marks Catholic Church, 4401 Bart St., Warren.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • KWAITKOWSKI DANIEL

                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 63. Life Partner of Sue Iannotti. Dear brother of Patricia (Russell) Pepin, David (Libby), and the late Raymond. Uncle of many. Avid U of M Football Fan. Visiting Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd., (Between 6-7 Mile). In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Mass 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna, 23450 W. Davison (S. of Schoolcraft, E. of Telegraph). Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LALIBERTE SHIRLEY D

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 78, of St Clair Shores, passed away October 21, 2008. Preceded in death by her husband Theodore J.; parents Violet & Cyril Fraser; brother Ernie; and sister Lil. Survived by her children Diane, Melanie, Theodore (Sharon), Rena (Darin), Patty (Brian); and grandchildren Bryan , Stefano (Mindy), Nicole, Lisa, Morgan & Abby; Sisters: Viola (the late John), June (Rudy), Patty (Pat) and many, many loving nephews, nieces and friends. Services private. In lieu of flowers donations to "the estate of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LARSON OLGA MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 12, 2008, age 81. Dearly loved mother of Paula M and Paul L Merideth. Highly regarded painter and sculptor. Beloved teacher and friend of many in the Birmingham, Michigan and Albuquerque, New Mexico arts communities. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Contact family for memorial arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LESLIE MAUREEN PATRICIA MARVELOUS MOTHER OF ELEVEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Endured a brave battle with cancer and Went HOME to the Lord on Saturday, October 18th, 2008 at 8:30p.m. Her husband, ALBERT D. LESLIE, her many children and her brothers: Charles and Donna McEvoy, Michael McEvoy were all present in her bedroom. A peaceful home experience for Maureen was just the way she wanted it to be. Maureen was born to David and Henrietta McEvoy on November 15, 1928 in Highland Park, Michigan. She is best described by her compassionate soul; as a Teacher in many school districts, her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LICATA GRACE

                                                                                                                                                                                                          age 90, of Willis, Texas, formerly of Harper Woods, Michigan, passed away in her sleep October 21, 2008. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 21, 1918. Grace was preceded in death by her loving husband, Salvatore (Sam) Licata. Grace is survived by her two children: son, Bernardo and his wife Nancy of Harsens Island, Michigan; daughter, Pauline and her husband Gerald Cornett of Willis, Texas; two sisters, Josephine Moceri of Harrison Township, Michigan and Agnes Serra of San Mateo, California; four…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LUTZ IRIS K

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ocotber 24, 2008 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Robert V. Lutz. Dear sister of Thomas F. (Elizabeth) Knop. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lutz was preceded in death by siblings Hazel Rowell, Jean Gush, Ruth Knop, Robert Knop, and Leroy Knop. Cremation to take place and a private Memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Solosy Funeral Home in Lincoln Park.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Laurine B. Burtless

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Laurine B. Burtless, age 87, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at her home. The memorial service for Laurine will be held at noon on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joel Sarrault officiating. Private burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manchester. Friends may visit the family at Wagley Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Contributions in memory of Laurine may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Daybreak Adult Day Services. Envelopes are available at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Loretta Weener, 91

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loretta Weener, age 91, of Holland entered into the glory of the Lord Saturday morning, October 25, 2008. She was preceded in death by her son Glenn in 2002, and by her husband Raymond on February 2, 2008. She was a member of North Holland Reformed Church where she ministered as a humble servant.  She served lunches at Western Theological Seminary where she was employed for 25 years.   She is survived by her children, Sherwin (Shirley) Weener of Jenison, Denny (Barb) Weener of Grand Rapids, Randy…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MALONEY RAYMOND J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            begins at church 9:30a.m. Memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter or The Ray Maloney Scholarship Fund, c/o Academy of the Sacred Heart. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MARKUNAS JOSEPHINE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 94. October 23, 2008. Wife of the late Walter Markunas. Mother of Eleanor (Philip) Marohn and the late Mary Ann Markunas. Grandmother of Lorraine, Lynn, & Leah. Great-grandmother of Jennifer, Eric, Christine, Justin, Joshua, Daniel and Sarah. Also survived by friends, neighbors; especially Sr. Marie Roy, Mrs. Mancini and Deacon Dan Sweeney. Instate Tues. October 28, 10 a.m., Mass 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 8017 Ohio, Detroit. Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MARSHICK JACOB A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre, (S. of 13 Mi) and Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Renee Catholic Community, 35955 Ryan, Sterling Heights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MARTH ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "ANNIE" OF Madison Heights passed away on October 21, 2008 at the home of her devoted daughter, JoAnne Johe. Ann was 103 years old. Her husband, Louis, preceded her in death 33 years ago. She leaves her grandson, Thomas Johe, of Madison Heights and her granddaughter, Jill Tiltman and Jill's husband, Kraig of Holly. Ann was extremely proud of her great grandson, Joshua Johe for his accomplishments in ice and roller blade hockey which she followed religiously. She also is survived by a very…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MARTIN SAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 3 p.m. until the Memorial Funeral Service at 7 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MAY JOHN C JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Scripture Service Sunday 5 pm. Post 32 Honor Guard Sunday 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren Rd (West of Sheldon) Canton. In state at church Monday 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 30905 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150. To share memories, please visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MLYNAREK JURETA J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m. from L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) Share a memorial tribute with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MOISEEV NATHAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beloved husband of the late Ada Moiseev. Dear father of Judge Susan Moiseev, Neil (Anne) Moiseev and Andrew (Marla) Moiseev. Loving gramps of Laura, Robert, David and Hannah Moiseev. Cherished brother of the late Max Moiseev. Brother-in-law of Morris and Renee Rochlin and the late Rubin Rochlin. SERVICES 3 P.M. MONDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MOSS LILLIAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park. Instate Monday 11:30 a.m. until time of Service 12:00 p.m. at the Allen Park Presbyterian Church, 7101 Park Ave. Memorials to Arbor Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MULLANE Sr BRIGID I H M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI, with prayers at 3 p.m and Funeral Service Wednesdy 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, 734-241-9300.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MUSIAL WALTER J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Fort Street Presbyterian Open Door, 631 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 ‘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 W. Skinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Max W. Skinner, age 89, of Tecumseh, passed away October 24, 2008. Max was born September 6, 1919, in  Tecumseh, Mich., the son of  Verdi R. and Anna Louis (Seitz) Skinner.  On September 25, 1948, he married Emily J. Todd in Napoleon, Ohio. Emily  preceded him in death on January 2, 2000. Max was a Tecumseh High School graduate. On  December 31, 1983, he retired from Tecumseh Products after 42 years of service. Max was a member of the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge and served as Worshipful Master. He also was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McKENNA ROBERT J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 62, passed October 19, 2008. Survived by siblings Catherine, Barbara, John, Lorraine, Margaret, Tom and devoted brother Michael.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Milo Beyer, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Milo Beyer, age 93 of Burnips died Wednesday, October 23, 2008. He was a member of Burnips Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice; children, James and Carolyn Beyer of Dorr, Lois Roelofs of Holland, Russel and Joyce Beyer of Dorr, Lester and Dana Beyer of Zeeland, Dennis and Cynthia Beyer of Zeeland; 16 Grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren; sisters and brother: Jennie and Jim Zoerhof of Hamilton, Beatrice and Phillip Berens of Dorr, Junior and Wanda Beyer of Dorr; in-laws, Leona…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • NAGY JOAN E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monday 1-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Interment Woodmere Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NEWTON CHARLES F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 76 of Macomb Township passed away October 12, 2008. Husband of the late Rita; father to one son and six daughters; grandfather of 29; great grandfather of 10 and brother of James (Jean) Newton. Memorial contributions may be sent via robertpurgert/patient

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • NOLL JACK N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 30, 2008, Thursday 4-8 p.m. with service at 7 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Memorials, in lieu of flowers are suggested to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 667, West Branch, MI 48661.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PAIS GREGORY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 60, of Locust Grove, Virginia, October 15, 2008. Beloved husband of Julie for 35 years. Also survived by step-daughter Louise (Greg) Vozniak and two grandchildren. Dearest son of Josephine and the late Telio L. Dear brother of Marcia (Richard) Bothwell, Tom (Linda) Pais and Peggy (Rich) Rettof. Will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, an uncle, cousins and friends. Proud graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School and Eastern Michigan University. A memorial mass has been held at Saint…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PARKER SANDY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                age 44 of Washington Township, Michigan passed away October 24th. She worked for many years at Tower Automotive as a Director of IT Shared Services. She is survived by her mother, Lois Parker, Siblings: David (Diane) Parker, Donna (Tom) Galyon, Linda Okopny, seven nieces and nephews, two great nieces and one great nephew. Also survived by her special friend, Frank Sinsky. She was preceded in death by her father, James Parker. Memorial gathering will be Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 3-9 p.m. Memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PARKER WESLEY RAYMOND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 80, October 24, 2008. Beloved husband of Merrilyn. Dear father of Wesley R. Parker, II (Frances). Step-father of Eric Johnson (Graciela), Karl Johnson (Sandy), and Lynne Johnson. Grandfather of five. Also survived by his sister, Dorothy Graham (Jack). Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Monday 3-8 p.m. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PETERSON KEVIN RAYMOND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 77. Died October 21 in South Haven, Michigan. He was born April 10, 1931 in Buffalo, New York to Frank and Theresa (Burns) Peterson. Kevin earned his tuition for college working on the Great Lakes Freighters. This sparked a lifelong love of the Great Lakes and the shipping vessels. Kevin served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Kevin married Joan Hammell in November 24, 1956 in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Kevin was Director of Patents for Burroughs Corporation in Detroit. He also served a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PETERSON LOUISE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 89 of Plymouth, formerly of Royal Oak, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Medilodge of Plymouth. She was born May 7, 1919 in Detroit to Holger and Grace Johnson. Surviving are her children, Karen (Thomas) Pilon of Plymouth and Ronald Petersen of Oak Park; siblings, Leonard (Yvonne) Jehnsen of Beverly Hills and Donald Johnson of Dearborn Heights; grandchildren, Nanette Paine and Matthew Pilon; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Julia and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • REID ISABELLA MARY (NEE MARTZ)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            92, died October 9, 2008. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Norman; dear son Paul; and two brothers Clifford and Louis Martz. She is survived by son Gregory W. (Jane), grandson James G. and many nieces and nephews. Isabella's life was filled with love for others and will be celebrated in a Memorial Service planned for 11 a.m. November 8, at First Congregational Church of Almont, 215 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American House, Attn: Jaki, 3741 S.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RICCARDI CAROL A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monday 4 p.m. until time of Service 7 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RUSSO PAUL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Sunday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. and Monday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral begins Tuesday 8:45 a.m. at the funeral home, going in procession to St. Blase Catholic Church for Mass 9:30 a.m. Member of VFW 6691 and Graphic Communications Union Local 2C. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Raymond C. Strachn

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Raymond Kuyers, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Raymond C. Kuyers, age 90, of Holland, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at Haven Park Christian Nursing Home.  Mr. Kuyers was born March 2, 1918 in Holland, to John and Nellie (Lamar) Kuyers.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served for 4 years during World War II.  He married Angeline Wright in 1945.  He was employed at Holland Hitch for 25 years before retiring in 1984 and was a member of First Reformed Church in Holland. Preceding him in death was his wife, Angeline, on Sept. 19, 2003. Surviving…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rhonda L. Lockrey July 2, 1959-Oct. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rhonda L. Lockrey, age 49 years of Lambertville, MI, died Saturday, October 25, 2008 in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard Massey, 74

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert M. Petrie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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, October 23, 2008, at Lynwood Manor.  She was born on Nov. 1, 1930, to Forrest and Pearl (Hoffman) Brockway in Petersburg, Michigan. On Aug. 3, 1949, she married Donald Rodgers in Petersburg, Mich.  He preceded her in death on July 19, 1993. Ruby graduated from Petersburg High School with the Class of 1949. She worked as a cook at the Adrian Health Care for several years. Ruby was a member of New Hope Tabernacle Church. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SAIMS FRANK P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 2-9 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren (between Sheldon and Canton Center Rds.) Rosary 7 p.m. Please consider donations to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 6296, Plymouth, MI 48170.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SAVORY PATRICIA ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (nee VanDePITTE), 79, of Greenwood, formerly of St. Clair Shores, MI, widow of Howard Lee Savory, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. from the Gendernalik Funeral Home Chapel in New Baltimore. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening at the funeral home. Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, South Carolina and Gendernalik…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SCHIFF MILDRED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of the late Irving Schiff and dear companion of the late Irving "Irish" Levine. Devoted mother of Michael (Marsha) Schiff and Larry (Barbara) Schiff. Loving grandmother of Brian (Carolyn) Schiff, Anthony (Laurie) Schiff, Scott (Tamara) Schiff, Amy Schiff, Garrett (Jill) Schiff, Aaron (Maud) Brown. Proud great-grandmother of Hannah, Sara, Madeleine and Ruby Schiff, Gabriel Neibrief, Ellie Schiff, Ava Schiff, Benjamin Brown, Jonathan Brown, Benjamin and Emily Jerris. Cherished sister of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SHAW ARTHUR R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday 3-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SIMKO GEZA A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 90. October 17, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Arleen. Adored father of Gilbert Simko, Joyce Wright (Mike), Jean Marek (Tim), and Debra Stewart (Mark). Proud grandfather of eight and five step-grandchildren. Dear great-grandfather of six. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, November 1,11 a.m. at Allen Park Presbyterian Church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SIMON De MONTFORT GERALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our loving father passed 8/24/08. A Memorial Service will be November 1, 2008 at 5 pm at Jing Chuan Restaurant, 4424 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH. Please email Leslie Mortimer at with any questions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SMITH MARIE C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (nee MAZUR) 51, of Glen Arbor, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Munson Hospice House. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 27, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Empire, with visitation one hour prior to the Service. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • STEEG ERICH WALTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    vomPassed away at home on September 8, 2008. He was born on April 14, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. Surviving Erich is his wife of 45 years, Nancy (Wonnberger). They are blessed with many close family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church Detroit on November 8th at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Detroit Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Church Special Music Fund, or the the Lutheran Social Services of MI, Refugee…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • STRATTON MARGARET E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 23, 2008, age 66 Beloved wife of Dave. Dear mother of Jeff Sheposh, Andy (Jannet) Sheposh, Nancy Deppong and Jon Sheposh. Also leaves 13 grandchildren and step-children Mike (Kris) Stratton, James Stratton and Jeanne (Orlando) Fuller. Sister of Brian Stump, Cindy Grzybowski, Sherry Metheny and Tim Stump. Memorial Service Thursday 2:30 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth with visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m. Contributions suggested to Personalized Nursing Light…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shirley A. McAnally

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shirley A. McAnally, 74, passed away Oct. 24, 2008, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shirley A. Rise

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sister Judith Shield, OP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sister Judith Shield, formerly known as Emolyn Shield, died on Oct. 24, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 91 years of age and in the 72nd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Judith was born in Chicago, Ill., to Harold and Mabel Marie (Clark) Shield. Sister graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, Ill., and received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in History from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Mich., and a Master of Arts degree in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 Rose Germaine Guettler, OP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sister Rose Germaine Guettler, formerly known as Germaine Guettler, died on Oct. 24, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 96 years of age and in the 80th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Rose Germaine was born in Cologne, Minn., to Edward and Elizabeth (Ritten) Guettler. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Barry College (University) in Miami Shores, Fla., and a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • THOMAS LOGAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Spaulding and Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale. Funeral Services Thursday, 9:30 a.m. in state, 10 a.m. Mass at National Shrine of the Little Flower.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • THORIN DR FRED D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be held at the funeral home from12 Noon until time of service Monday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Dr. Thorin was born November 26, 1927 in Detroit, the son of David and Lillian (Holmgren) Thorin. He married Gloria Barrington August 26, 1950 in Detroit. He retired as Superintendent of Bloomfield School District and had also been Superintendent of Lamphere Public Schools in Madison Heights and Wayne Public Schools in Wayne, NJ. Surviving are: wife,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • THORNLEY W SCOTT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 18, 2008 of Bloomfield Hills, MI Age 60, formerly of Aspen, CO. Renowned ski instructor in Aspen in the 1960's and 1970's. Longtime member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). Son of the late William and Elsie. Survived by his daughter and two grandchildren. Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to The Forest Conservancy, P.O. Box 3136, Aspen, CO 81612 or Little Traverse Conservancy, 3264 Powell Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TOPOUS SAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 17, 2008 Age 92 of Bloomfield Hills. Private pilot for J.B. Webb Co. for 35 years. Proud veteran US Army Air Corps WWII. Beloved husband of May. Dear father of Sandra Mugnier (Marshall), Jim (Lorraine), Rick (Colleen), Doug, Mary and George. Also survived by eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services were held privately. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 248-549-0500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • TRUSZKOWSKI HELEN THERESA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 84 of Madison Heights, October 16, 2008. Loving wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of Diane (Kerry) Dillard and Eugene Truszkowski. Grandmother of Tamara and Kerry Dillard, Christopher and Lauren Truszkowski. Helen was a member of St. Vincent Ferrar Catholic Church. Memorial Mass Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of the Hills Catholic Church, 3400 Adams, Auburn Hills. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Relay for Life/Troy. Memorial visitation Wednesday 5-9 p.m. at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DOROTHY J. WYNNE, 82, of Frankfort, died Oct. 22, 2008, at home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Jowett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Frankfort, handled the arrangements.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65, formerly of Canton, MI, retired to Palm Coast FL. Beloved husband of Christine for 41 years. Dear father of David (Elisa), Sheri (Darius) Baron, and Brandi (Travis) Miteen. Loving grandfather of Jenna. Brother of Joyce Sartor of MI; Bruce and Randy (California). Memorial service to be held Nov. 1 in Palm Coast, FL. Condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Of Grayling, departed this life on October 19, 2008 at the age of 44, after a long battle with cancer. He was a talented artist and will be missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Kirsten, daughter, Ashley, and son, Kyle. Also, survived by his mother, Donna (his father, Lawrence preceded him in death), sister, Kathy, brothers, Jim, Jay, Tom, and many other loving family members. As a child, Ed resided in Dearborn and Pentwater. In 1987 he moved to Novi and in 2007 moved to Grayling. A…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WARE WILLIAM L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                age 82, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008, of cancer at Beaumont Hospital. He was born in Anniston, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his first wife, Lula; children, William Jr., June LaGreen, Douglas Clay and Joan; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Mr. Ware moved from Anniston to Joliet, Illinois, at the age of 12, and then shortly after moved to Detroit. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII as a cook, and was honorably discharged in 1946. Mr. Ware worked for the Post Office, then…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23, 2008 Age 90. WWII Navy Veteran. Loving father of Gary, Beverly (Ernie) Mobley and Dale (Karen). Dearest grandfather of Michael (Denise) Hurtig, Michelle (Jan) Rubinstein, Danielle, Todd, Laura and Lisa. Great-grandfather of Brooklyn and Sadie Rubinstein. Family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008 from 9am until time of 11am funeral service at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stanley's name to the National…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WESTON LEONARD A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 84 October 22, 2008 Beloved husband of the late Viola. Loving father of Donna (Steve) Parsons and the late Randall Weston. Father-in-law of Carol Weston. Grandfather of Jill (Jeff) Coble, Craig (Michele) Parsons, Jared (Julia) Weston, Lindsay Parsons, Matthew Weston and Melissa Parsons. Great-grandfather of Drew, Kenzie, Cade, Alex and Brinn. Brother of Norbert (Barbara) Weglarz and Dianna (Tom) Monchak. Also many nieces and nephews. Services will be held privately. Memorials appreciated to Michigan…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WILLIAMS GARDNER STEWART II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    died October 22, 2008. Born on July 23, 1923 in Detroit, son of William W. and Priscilla (Briggs) Williams, he lived his entire life in the Detroit area, attending Cranbrook School and Morgan Park Military Academy. Mr. Williams was employed by Parke-Davis for 31 years, retiring in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the Korean Service Ribbon, the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Williams was a member of St. John's Church in Detroit where he was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILLIAMS JOSHUA MARCUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 92, October 21, 2008. Beloved father of Ann Claire (David J. Stewart), Dorothy Marcia and Margaret Drue Williams. Loving grandfather of Claire Elizabeth and Jonathan Williams Stewart. He was a Detroit Public school teacher. Family hour, Saturday, November 8, 11:00 am, Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second Blvd., Memorial celebration at 12:30 pm. Share memories: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joshua M. Williams Scholarship Fund, Just the Beginning Foundation, 233 S.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WILLOUGHBY JAMES S A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        memorial/celebration service will be held for Jim Willoughby on October 29, 2008 at Ford Education Center, Detroit Zoological Park, Royal Oak, MI at 5 p.m. Entrance to the Center is at the far west end of the main parking lot, parking included. For information 772-231-3702.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WITOS HONORIA (NORA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday 2-9 pm. Please sign Albert's online guestbook at :

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "DICK" Age 79. October 16th, 2008. Former Creative Art Director at Ross Roy. Dear father of Susan Yeager, Kimberly Oleksyk, and Holly Ruzzin, nine grandchildren, his sister Jean Underwood, and Beverly Yocum. A private Memorial Service and burial were held at Roseland Park Cemetery Memorial donations to: Genesys Hospice Care Center Attn: Cheryl Laramore, 7280 S. State Rd., Goodrich, MI 48438 or The American Cancer Society 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076. Please share memories at…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Avenue. Funeral Mass from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For further information please call (313)-561-1500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ZALEWSKI CHARLES CHESTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 87. Died on October 24 after a long illness with Lymphoma. Chuck was a beloved husband to wife Peggy, with whom he raised three children and spent 60 years building memories together. Chuck was a proud WWII Navy Veteran, serving in the D-Day Normandy Invasion aboard LST 134. Later, Chuck worked as a tool and die maker, and was the president of Local 945 AFL-CIO. Dad was a lover of polka music and could always be found waltzing on the dance floor at local festivals. A lifelong craftsman and wood worker,…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Laura M. (Bonner) Schautz, age 86, of Owosso, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Memorial Healthcare.

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