Monday, October 27, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/27/08


    at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (Between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, 4580 Adams Rd., Troy. Obituary and Condolences at:

    • 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

      • 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.

        • Anna Fain

          FAIN, Anna Virginia - Age 94, of Flint, passed away on October 22, 2008 at her residence (Maple Place Assisted Living). Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, October 27, 2008 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth St., Flint with Fr. John Fain, celebrant. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2-6 PM Sunday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. A rosary will be prayed 4 PM Sunday evening. Visitation will also be held 10 AM until…

          • Anna Schutt

            Anna Schutt, 90, of Howe, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind. Living her entire life in LaGrange County, she retired from Multi-Plex, Inc. in Howe.  She attended the Shipshewana Nazarene Church. Mrs. Schutt was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Howe, Ind., to Jonas Mike and Liza Jane (Young) Bonebarger.  On April 20, 1935 in LaGrange, Ind., she married Virgil V. Schutt.  Mr. Schutt preceded her in death on Dec.  22, 1998. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law,…

            • Arnold W. Berg

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

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                • Arthur L. Steinman

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

                  • Arthur S. Pellow

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

                    • BESER ANNE

                      Beloved wife of the late Aaron Beser. Dear mother of Dr. Donald (Christine) Beser and Susan (David) Smith. Devoted grandmother of Rachel Beser, Matthew Beser, Jesse Smith, James (Jen) Beser and Zachary (Sarah) Smith. Proud great-grandmother of Cole, Elias and Audrey. Cherished sister of the late Aaron Jerome (the late Trudy) Berman and the aunt of Kenneth Berman and the late Beth Ann Berman. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.…

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                        October 25, 2008 of Wayne. Beloved husband of the late Alma. Dear father of Suzanne Slesinski (Mike) and Douglas (Margaret) Brooks. Dear brother of Valerie Spencer (Tom). Grandfather of Becky, Matthew, Marianne, and Irina. Great-grandfather of Cory and Caitlyn. Visiting Tuesday 4-9 p.m. with Funeral Service Wednesday, call Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne, 734-721-5600, for times.

                        • Barbara Greenamyer

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

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                            • 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.

                                  • 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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                                    • COX DONNA LEE

                                      Wednesday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Interment in Caseville Cemetery, Caseville, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice.

                                      • 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.

                                          • Clayton E. Laubensheimer Oct. 8, 2008

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

                                            • 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.

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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

                                                  • DeWITT JOHN MICHAEL

                                                    Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Please visit our online guestbook at

                                                    • Diane Schmidt, 56

                                                      Diane Schmidt, 56, of Holland, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.  Arrangements will be announced by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes Inc. of Holland.  

                                                      • 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.

                                                        • Donald Douglas 'Doug' Jardine, 81

                                                          Donald Douglas "Doug" Jardine, 81, of Harbor Springs died Oct. 26, 2008, at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct 29, at the United Methodist Church in Harbor Springs. Pastor Kathy Cadarette will be the officiant. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m.

                                                          • Donna Gillespie Ward

                                                            Donna Gillespie Ward of St. Ignace passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in St. Ignace. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Boyne Valley Cemetery in Boyne Falls.

                                                            • Dorothy Louise Quigg

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

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

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

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

                                                                  • 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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                                                                    • ENNEST CATHERINE F

                                                                      October 25, 2008. Age 98. Beloved wife of the late Walter Grence and James Ennest. Dear mother of Walter (Barbara) Grence of Lake Orion. Grandmother of Jeffrey (Brenda) Grence, Kathy (Simon) Gaines and Laura (Charles) Baker. Great-Grandmother of six. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (715 N. Lapeer, Lake Orion). Family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 at the Lake Orion Chapel of the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home. Rosary Tuesday at 7pm. Interment All Saints Cemetery. A memorial…

                                                                      • 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 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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                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                          • GIANNOLA GIOVANNI A

                                                                                            Wednesday 5-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood (2 blocks E. of Rochester Rd. and S. of Tienkin Rd.) until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                            • GOODMAN DORIS

                                                                                              Beloved wife of the late David Goodman. Dear mother Richard (Joan) Goodman, Andrea (the late Marshall) Sanfield, Susan (Glenn) Hammer, and Neil (Chris) Goodman. Loving grandmother of Jodi and Michael Goodman, Joshua, Jessica, and Rebecca Sanfield, Nathan Hammer, Danielle, Drew and Ethan Goodman. Devoted sister of Sylvia (the late Ira) Bailen, Norman (the late Jane) Goodman and the late Blanche (the late Burt) Bailen. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 12:00 P.M. AT…

                                                                                              • 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.

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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

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                                                                                                          • Harry Waldie

                                                                                                            Harry Waldie, 81, Tower, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at Tendercare Health Center in Cheboygan.

                                                                                                            • Helen F. Sontag

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

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

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                                                                                                                • Howard Eugene Nichols

                                                                                                                  Howard Eugene Nichols, 87, formerly of Osseo, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  He was born June 12, 1921 in Branch County to Ivan and Faye (Carpenter) Nichols. Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a mechanic and farmer and retired from White Welding Co.  He attended the Wheatland Congregational Church, enjoyed working the land and his “H” and “BN” Farmall tractors. In 1953 he married Rose…

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

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                                                                                                                      • JASINA JOAN

                                                                                                                        Age 86 of Madison Heights. October 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thaddeus. Dear mother of Lawrence (Karen) Jasina, Kathleen (Dennis) Connor, Daniel Jasina, and the late Thomas Jasina. Proud grandmother of Donna Salerno, Scott Jasina, Christie Jasina, Patrick Jasina, and Kevin Connor; great-grandmother of Alex, Tyler, Shelby, and Victoria. Her warm heart and gentle manner will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service Wednesday 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1987 E.…

                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                          • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                  • KOZUB REGINA

                                                                                                                                                    at McFarland Foss Funeral Home, 5401 Schaefer Road, Dearborn, Tuesday 1-8 p.m. with evening Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Barbara Catholic Church with visiting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                    • KUSSY HARRY JR

                                                                                                                                                      • KWAITKOWSKI DANIEL

                                                                                                                                                        • 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. 

                                                                                                                                                            • Kenneth S. Lindroth

                                                                                                                                                              Kenneth S. Lindroth, 37, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at his home in Boyne Falls after a brief illness.

                                                                                                                                                              • Kenneth S. Lindroth, 37

                                                                                                                                                                Kenneth S. Lindroth, 37, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at his home in Boyne Falls after a brief illness.

                                                                                                                                                                • LANGFORD MYRNA LOUISE

                                                                                                                                                                  • LEROY JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                    5-8 p.m. Monday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville (734)-697-4500.

                                                                                                                                                                    • LEWANDOWSKI MARY A

                                                                                                                                                                      October 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter P. Loving mother of Paul, Tom, Rob (Lisa) and the late Mary C. Also survived by three grandchildren. Sister of Louise Lewis. Memorial Mass Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Martha's Church (18200 Oakwood, Dearborn). Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313) 561-1500.

                                                                                                                                                                      • LOCRICCHIO SALVATORE

                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with evening prayers 7 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (at Romeo Plank). Interment private. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                          • LeRoy Hopkins

                                                                                                                                                                            HOPKINS, LeRoy Lawrence, (known as Hop or Hoppy by many) - Passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Genesys Hospice Care Center, Goodrich. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00AM Monday, November 3, 2008 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 6100 Richfield Rd., Flint with Rev. Harold Polk officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences and tributes may be…

                                                                                                                                                                            • Lejeune R. Morrison

                                                                                                                                                                              Lejeune Russell “Lefty” Morrison, 87, of Wolcottville, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Lefty lived his life in LaGrange and Noble counties and in Sturgis, Mich., and was a machinist at Sutton Tool in Sturgis for 38 1/2 years.  He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in World War II.  He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, Rome City American Legion Post #381, and a lifetime member of Sturgis Bowling Association where he was a member…

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          • MORAN DANIEL J

                                                                                                                                                                                            of Clarkston; unexpectedly October 24, 2008; age 44. Son of Paula. Preceded in death by his father Thomas and his brother Brian. Brother of Tom (Lori), Paul (Kathy), David (Rhonda), Patrick (Andrea), Martin (Christine), his twin, Kathryn (Bill) Wiede, Anne (Forde) Sanders and Charles (Erin). Dan was loved by two families: his own very large family and an even larger disabled community family. He worked for the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority as a Rights Trainer. Memorial service Wednesday…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marlin J. Brauker

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marlin J. Brauker, 64, of Union City, passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 19, 1944 in Coldwater, the son of John J and Ruth L (Hutchins) Brauker. On June 27, 1964, Marlin married Jacquelyn L. Fairchild. She survives. Marlin was a truck driver having worked for Associated Truck Lines and Roadway in Coldwater and retired in 2002 from Alvan Trucking of Kalamazoo. He was a life long member of Teamsters Local #7, and the American Polled Hereford Assoc. He raised registered polled…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McCLAY MARVIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • McMAHON DONALD J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 4-8 p.m and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Prayers 7 p.m. Tuesday. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., the time of the funeral Mass at St. Gertrude Church, St. Clair Shores. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Melvin L. Snyder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melvin L. Snyder, 79, of Coldwater, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born March 12, 1929 in Mass to Leland and Maude (Batterson) Snyder. Melvin married Darlene M. Robey on Oct. 22, 2950 in Coldwater. Melvin was an ironworker in Battle Creek, retiring in 1980; he also was a farmer for many years. He enjoyed golf and whittling. He and his wife wintered in Florida for 19 years. Melvin was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Myrtle Eileen Burk

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nancy D. Johnson

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Naomi E. Howe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Naomi Ellen Howe, age 77, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at home. She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Detroit, a daughter to the late Ruben and Viola (Thompson) Swihart. On July 3, 1966, in Niles, Mich., she married Clayton F. Howe.  He preceded her in death on April 8, 2003. Naomi graduated from Western Michigan University in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in music and teaching credentials.  She then taught school in Decatur and Niles before moving to Sturgis in 1973.  While in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PAPPAS EVELYN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Born June 28, 1929, passed away suddenly, October 24, 2008. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Pericles "Pete". Survived by her three loving daughters, Becky (Jim) Elliott, Carol (Joel) Appel, and Doreen (Steve) Lang. Beloved grandmother of John, Jennifer, Nicolas, Kristina, Mari, Stacey, Aaron, Jimmy and great-granddaughter, Eva. Family will receive friends Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday 3-8 p.m at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (btwn. Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral service…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PERRETT WILLIAM M III

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 5-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (between Sheldon and Beck). Committal Service Wednesday 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 19975 Woodward, Detroit (S. of 8 Mile). Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice. To leave a message of condolence for the family, log on to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • POLLAKOWSKI ELLEN I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 2-7 p.m. at DAVID C. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville 734-697-4500

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RIBACK JULIETTE B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 89, of Aventura, Florida, formerly of Chicago, died October 25, 2008. Juliette is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Donatella Riback of New York, Ron and Cheryl Riback of Bloomfield Hills, and Richard Riback of Deerfield, IL, grandchildren, Chris and Karen, Melissa, Benjamin and Jennifer, Michael, Jason, Lauren, Zachary, Ilana, Randolph and Nicolo, great-grandchildren, Emerson, Isabelle, Harrison, Ava and Ella, sisters-in-law, Sylvia Riback and Francis Lorant, and many other nieces,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROMANELLI QUINTINO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 4:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads) Troy, (248) 689-0700. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Thursday at funeral home. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorials to the Salvation Army. Share memories with the online register book 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 D. Russell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard D. Russell, 39, of Howe, Ind. died Oct. 24, 2008  at his residence due to a brain aneurism.       Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind. where services area at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Ind. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Richard Massey, 74

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard Sears

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HORTON — Richard Sears, a resident of Reynolds Road in Horton, Mich., since 1956, passed away Oct. 25, 2008, at the Countryside Care Center in Jackson, under the care of Great Lakes Hospice and Carolyn Bryant. He was born Aug. 18, 1913 in Jasper, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Belle (Rathbun) Sears on June 18, 2007. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Sherman Nicholas and David Sears; two brothers, Otis and Kenneth Sears, and one sister, Bernice Tudeck. He is survived by seven…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SCHIFF MILDRED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Millie" 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 and Joshua Berger. Proud great-grandmother of Hannah, Sara, Madeleine and Ruby Schiff, Gabriel Neibrief, Ellie Schiff, Ava Schiff, Benjamin Brown, Jonathan Brown, Benjamin…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SELEGAN IRENE C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 12:30 - 9 PM, John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. Instate Wednesday 11:30 AM, until time of Mass, 12 Noon, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate. Memorials appreciated to Arbor Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SHAREMET MARGARET B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 87. October 24, 2008 of Sterling Heights. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband Constantine Gus. Arrangements by the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, (734) 422-6720.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SHAUGHNESSY MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 26, 2008. Loving wife of the late John. Dear mother of Margeret, Ellen (Patrick) Burgett, and Michael (Nancy). Grandmother of Vivian, Brendan, and Patrick. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) Tuesday from 12:30 until 9 p.m. Scripture Service Tuesday evening. In state Wednesday from St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 Wayne Rd. (S. of Joy Rd.) until time of the Funeral Mass. Share a memorial tribute with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • STEFANI LAWRENCE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Monday 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. time of mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • STONE JANICE J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  VanAge 77, October 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Garfield. Dearest mother of Linda VanStone, Janice (Michael) Shideler, Mark (Marlene) VanStone, and Garfield (Cheryl) VanStone. Loving grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of eight, and great-great-grandmother of two. Preceded in death by her brother Skeek Toutant, and grandson Conner Poe. Funeral arrangements were handled by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (Taylor Chapel).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shirley I. Dornbos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Steve Paul Massey, 45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Paul Massey, 45, died Oct. 23, 2008, at his brother’s home in Elmira.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • THILL VIRGINIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (nee BECKENHAUER) Age 92, of St. Clair Shores and Sterling, Michigan, died October 26, 2008. Mr. and Mrs. Thill owned and operated Tom Thill Furs in Detroit. She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Thill; children, Charles and Martha Thill, Robert and Lucille "Tunie" Thill, Thomas "Ty" Thill Jr. and his wife, Nancy, John and Mindy Thill, Michelle "Mitch" and James Miller; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, William and Les Beckenhauer; sister, Mrs. Patricia…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • VOLKER SHARON KAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 70, of Walled Lake, died October 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William Volker. Loving mother of Daryl Doty, Tony (Kristen) Fields, and Jennifer (Matt Nichols) Fields. Also 6 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks S. of Maple Rd.), Wednesday 11 a.m. Friends may visit Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to the family, c/o Jennifer Fields appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WEISS FRANK R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile) Clinton Township. In state Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • YURA BETTY LOU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 2-9 pm with Scripture Service at 7 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 am Prayers at the funeral home and 10 am Mass from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ZABEL GUSTAV EDWARD P E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Rd. (1 mile W. of Farmington Rd.), Monday & Tuesday 2-8 p.m. In state at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 9300 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Flowers welcomed, except roses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ZAHAR JOSEPH A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 24, 2008. Age 85. Dear brother of Helen Brisson, Georgette Zahar, and Josephine Glaza. Loving uncle of two nieces, three nephews, two grand nieces, two great grand nieces and one great grand nephew. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 pm with prayers 7 pm at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Wednesday 10:30 am until Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Redemption Melkite Catholic Church, 29293 Lorraine, Warren 48093. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Charles D. Mead, age 69, passed away at home on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • George F. Valley, age 88, of Owosso, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Memorial Healthcare.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Patricia E. (Tway) Fettig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert L. Hall, a memorial service for Robert L. Hall, born Sept. 12, 1937 , deceased July 2, 2008, will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Owosso Church of Christ, South M-52.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thomas James O'Dowd

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