Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/29/08


    • Albert Durocher, 89

      Albert “Al” Joseph Durocher, age 89, of Muskegon, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008, at a local care facility. A memorial service will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. William Langlois officiating. Full military rites will be provided under the auspices of the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or Hospice of North Ottawa Community,…

      • 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

        • Alfred A. Larsen

          • Alice E. Meinhart Oct. 27, 2008

            Alice E. Meinhart, 94, of Monroe died at 11 p.m. Monday at MediLodge of Monroe. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

            • Alvina Baumann, 68

              Alvina Baumann, age 68, of Holland, passed away suddenly Monday, October 27, 2008, at her home. Alvina was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School in 1958. She retired from Bob Evans where she had been a waitress for many years. Alvina was a member of the Maplewood Reformed Church and attended the Mears United Methodist Church during the summer months.  Alvina was preceded in death by her father, Albert Oetman, in 1981. Surviving are her husband, Donald of 50 years; children, Tim and Crystal…

              • 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,…

                    • 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.

                        • BEVERLY J. McCOMB CROSWELL Beverly J. McComb, age 74, entered peacefully into God's arms, Saturday, October 18, 2008, with her son and daughter at her bedside in Dade City. FL. She was born on May 2, 1934 in Croswell, daughter of the late Irvin and Audrey (McNames) Stone. She and Oscar J. McComb were married on May 5, 1951 in Croswell. He died on March 13, 1997. Mrs. McComb was the retired owner and operator of McComb's Superette, Croswell. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had been a winter resident of Zephyrhills, Florida for many years. Surviving are her son William (Patti) of Croswell and her daughter Brenda Hill, of Plant City, FL. Five grandchildren: Benjamin J. McComb, C. Rob and Jamie E. Hill, Kristi M. Burdick and Jennifer L. McComb. 7 great grandchildren: Cody J. McComb, Ian C. and Alex H. Burdick, Taylor and Ayden L. McComb, and Danja M. Hill and Emily A. Burdick. One brother Ronald Stone of Huntsville, AL and one sister Geraldine Sutton of Port Huron. Her former daughter in law Audrey McComb and former son in law Jerry R. Hill. Special friends Larry and Mike A. Fisher, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Arnold Stone and great grandson Zachery E. Burdick. Funeral services have been held 11:00 AM Friday at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Jerry P. Densmore, pastor of Croswell U. Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Croswell Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to United Hospice of Marlette. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                          • BIENKOWSKI THADDEUS J

                            at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (corner or Artesian) Tuesday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church. Mass of Resurrection to follow at 10 a.m. Scriptures Wednesday 7 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Proud WWII U.S.M.C. Veteran of the Pacific Campaign. Donations suggest to Southeast Michigan Hospice.

                            • BLUESTONE HELEN

                              Beloved wife of the late Meyer Weinstein and the late Morris Bluestone. Loving mother of Seymore (Barbara) Weinstein, Sandra (Larry) Zinn, the late Sol Bluestone, the late Sidney Bluestone, the late Lou Bluestone, and their surviving spouses, Eleanor and Eileen Bluestone. Devoted grandmother of Mitchell (Ginny) Abrams, Dr. Lee (Debi) Weinstein, Sheryl (Cary) Chaitoff, Robin (Jim) Felton, Michelle (Steve) Marsch, Neil (Kristi) Bluestone, Pam Dangovian, Bill Connell, Barry Connell, the late Bradley Bluestone…

                              • BURKE MARY AGNES

                                Age 82, October 26, 2008 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother of Timothy (Diane), Patrick and Mary Jo (Ronald) Whitehead. Dear sister of Kathleen (John) Mech. Dearest grandmother of Joseph, Katharine, Jessica, Genevieve, Briana, Cody and Veronica. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Butler. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In state Wednesday 3-9 p.m at the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (at Goddard) and Thursday 11:30 a.m. at…

                                • BURNS MARK A

                                  • BUZA SR MARY HONORA R S M

                                    Age 86, October 27, 2008. Predeceased by 15 siblings. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Welcome home Wednesday 3 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11. Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Wednesday 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:30 a.m. at McAuley Center Chapel. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.

                                    • Betty L. Lantz

                                      Betty L. (Chrisman) Lantz, 79, of White Pigeon, Mich., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers, after an eight-month illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in White Pigeon, a daughter of Howard and Luella (Papke) Chrisman. She lived in the White Pigeon and Sturgis area all her life. She graduated from White Pigeon High School in 1947. She married Norman E. Lantz on July 3, 1954, in Sturgis. She was employed by White Pigeon Lumber Company, Harvey paper Products and G&A…

                                      • Bobbi Jo Stone

                                        CENTRALIA, Ill. -- Bobbi Jo Stone, 33, of Centralia, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her home in Centralia.

                                        • Bradley Doane

                                          • Bradley James Doane, 19 of Hudsonville, died Monday, Oct, 27. Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services - Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....

                                          • 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…

                                            • CONTI VITO

                                              Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Thursday, in state 10 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 25700 Crocker at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile Rd.) until time of funeral at 11 a.m. Interment Christian Memorial Cultural Center. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                              • COONEY WILLIAM J

                                                Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Bacarella Funeral Home, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd. Monroe. Memorial Mass, Friday, October 31, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, MI. Online condolences at

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                                                • Carol LaVerne Arnold

                                                  Carol LaVerne Arnold, 75, of Constantine, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, at the Birch Adult Foster Care in Leonidas. She was born in Chicago on March 25, 1933, the daughter of Roland and LaVerne (Robinson) Lepke. Carol attended school in Constantine. She married James Richard Arnold on June 10, 1950 in Chicago.  Carol was employed at Dayco Manufacturing in Three Rivers, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband, James Arnold,…

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

                                                    VERNON, AZ - Carol Marie (Vance) Pemberton, 58, of Vernon died Oct. 1 at home. She had been ill for two years. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park, Lasalle, with Pastor James Jacobs officiating.

                                                    • Carol Quick

                                                      • Carole Bartusch

                                                        BARTUSCH - The funeral to celebrate the life of Carole L. Bartusch, aged 72, who died on Saturday, wife of Walter Bartusch, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church. Relatives and friends may meet her family at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and again at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. For complete obituary information visit her web page at Heritage Funeral Home

                                                        • 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.

                                                          • Cher Bernard

                                                            BERNARD, Cher - Age 57, of Flint, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at her residence. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint, Mr. Chad Bernard officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 PM Saturday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Heartland Hospice or the American Lung Association. Cher was born August 2, 1951 in Elkton, Maryland,…

                                                            • 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.

                                                                • DONNA L. VANCAMP CROSWELL Donna L. VanCamp, age 82, of Croswell, died Monday, October 20, 2008 in Port Huron Hospital. She was born October 5, 1926 in Port Huron, daughter of the late Judson and Jane (Rutherford) Cronk. She married Orle B. VanCamp on June 12, 1948 in Croswell. He died March 19, 2008. Donna retired from R.P.I. and Donovan Enterprises. She was a member of the Buel U. Methodist Church. She was her family's quiet strength and she will be dearly missed by her children Douglas Russell VanCamp of Croswell, Carol (Marc) Chrzanowski of Croswell and Connie (Dan) Ennest of Port Huron. Her five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One sister Marjorie Wahl of Port Huron. Two nephews. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Catherine W. Hiner, pastor of the Buel U. Methodist Church officiated. Memorials are suggested to the Buel U. Methodist Church. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                                                                  • Dallas Cole

                                                                    ATHENS — Dallas Cole, 69, of Athens, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at his home.   He was born March 13, 1939 to Donald and Janice (Sanford) Cole in Alma. He married Karla Middleton in Royal Oak on June 9, 1973. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2005. He spent much of his adult life in the Pontiac area and worked for Franklin Products, Ryken Tube and General Motors. He also ran his own landscaping and snowplowing business during the 1980's and he was a volunteer firefighter for the Tri-City…

                                                                    • Danica Flournoy, 23

                                                                      Danica Flournoy, age 23, of Holland left this life on Monday, October 27, 2008. She loved being a hairdresser, shopping, music, dancing and photography. She is survived by her children: Deliyah and Eliza; Parents: Penny McCoy, Gary Flournoy; Grandparents: Pauline Flournoy, John and Bonnie Neiman; Brother: Brandon Flournoy; Stepbrothers: Andre and Jamonte; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James…

                                                                      • DeFOREST GARLAND L

                                                                        Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Warren Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk and Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Rd. (one block S of Nine Mile). Service Thursday 11 a.m.

                                                                        • DeGUIRE LEAH KATHERINE (REAGAN)

                                                                          passed away peacefully on October 26, 2008 at home with her family following a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was 37. She is survived by her husband, Michael and her children, Evelyn Reagan and Brendan Patrick. Leah was the daughter of Ellen A. Reagan and Patrick Ned Reagan, M.D. and sister of Carol Lynn Reagan Shooter. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service at Christ Episcopal Church of Dearborn, Thursday October 30, 2008 beginning at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers,…

                                                                          • Doris Ettema Imlay City Doris Ettema, 82, of Imlay City passed away suddenly Wednesday (October 22, 2008) at her home. She was born on March 23, 1926 in Clawson to Sidney and Anna Engle. She married Henry Ettema on January 25, 1947 in Imlay City. She grew up in Clawson and moved to Imlay City before high school. Doris graduated from Imlay City High School Class of 1943. She spent most of her life in the Imlay City community. She was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church and a member of "The Doris Group". She had worked at Art Place Cleaners and worked at Ettema Brothers Farms of Imlay City, she was head of the celery line packing. She helped the Willing Workers for the Imlay City Christian School. She is survived by her husband, Henry "Hank" Ettema of Imlay City; daughters, Patricia (Glenn) Wilcox of Wetumpka, AL, Carol (Gerald) Quimby of Imlay City, Sandy (Mark) Johnson of Lapeer, Kathleen (Garrett) Billmire of Earlsville, Maryland; grandchildren, Mich

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                                                                            • Dorothy Ann Purdy Attica Dorothy Ann Purdy, 83, of Attica passed away Friday, (October 24, 2008) at Marwood Manor Nursing Home in Port Huron. She was born April 11, 1925 in Detroit to Joseph A. and Anna V. (Dobis) Bolinsky. She married Grant Purdy January 3, 1948 at St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church in Armada. Mrs. Purdy was a founding member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. She and her husband contributed financially and physically with the building of the original church building. She was very loving, giving, and had a sharing heart who loved helping people, especially the elderly. She is survived by her children, Pamela (James) Webber of Saginaw, Barbara Pia of Evans, GA, Michael Purdy of Evans, GA, Richard (Denise) Purdy of Troy; grandchildren, Grant, Marc, Kris, Nicole, Ashleigh and Richard; great-grandchildren Ashley, Apryl, Austin, Dawson, Tristan, and Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister; Margaret Kurta.

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                                                                              • ELDRIDGE BERTHA I

                                                                                Age 73, passed away August 28, 2008. Survived by dear sister, Harrietta and a devoted brother Curt. She will be missed by family. Her wishes were to be cremated.

                                                                                • ELIZABETH "BETTY" BAERWOLF YALE Elizabeth "Betty" Baerwolf, age 83, of School Place Apartments, Yale, died Tuesday morning October 21, 2008 at MediLodge of Yale. She was born April 12, 1925 in Buehl Township, the daughter of the late Tony and Elizabeth Haas Quitter. Her marriage to Fred Baerwolf was June 20, 1953 in Yale. They lived in Speaker Township for many years, and Elizabeth moved to Yale a year later following Fred's death April 22 of 1992. Surviving are a sister, Mary Guigar of Clifford and two brothers, John (Evelyn) of Croswell and Robert Quitter of Warren. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Anthony Quitter, Pete Quitter and Helen Watson. Funeral services for Betty have been held at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale with Rev. Lisa Clark officiating. Burial will be in Speaker Township Cemetery, Speaker Township. Memorials are suggested to MediLodge of Yale. Arrangements by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale.

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                                                                                  • Edmere Varenhorst

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

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

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                                                                                        • Ellen J. Buniack 1920-2008 Ellen Jane Buniack, 88, Sebewaing, died Saturday, October 25, 2008 in Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon. She was born July 17, 1920 at home in Huron County to John and Nellie (Crouch) Quick. She married John S. Buniack May 10, 1959 in Sebewaing. He precede her in death on January 13, 1979. Ellen worked for Gillingham Fish Company in Bay Port. She helped out at area farms with pickling pickles, sugar beets and other crops. Ellen enjoyed word search puzzles, playing solitaire on the computer, gardening and putting puzzles together. She loved her dog Sam. She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Rodney) Thompson, Sebewaing; step-children, Ann (Edward) Lewicki, Kingston, Frances Klotklowski, Detroit and Carl (Evelyn) Buniack, Snover; grandson, Jack (Tracy) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Megan and Morgan and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, John H. Buniack, Jr.; stepsons, George Buniack and John Buniack Jr.; brother, Edward Quick and three infant siblings. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 in Dinkel Juengel Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bay Port Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor s Choice. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.

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                                                                                          • Emil Schultz April 11, 1914-Oct. 26, 2008

                                                                                            Emil Schultz, age 94 of Milan, died Sunday morning, October 26, 2008. He was born April 11, 1914 in Detroit to Albert and Ida (Homrich) Schultz. On August 10, 1935 he married Genevieve Marken in Whittaker and they made their home in Milan.

                                                                                            • Esther E. Hudson

                                                                                              MANCHESTER — Esther E. Hudson, age 96, of Manchester passed away Oct. 27, 2008. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Richard Coury officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Daily Telegram.

                                                                                              • Evelyn Mae Dorn, 90

                                                                                                Evelyn Mae Dorn, age 90, of Holland, died Monday, October 27, 2008, at her home.  Evelyn was a gracious, compassionate and generous lady who loved the Lord and her family unconditionally.  She was born October 6, 1918 in Fillmore Twp. to Henry and Mary (Alberti) Mulder and was a lifelong resident of the area.  Evelyn was a 1937 graduate of Holland High School.  She married Harold “Curly” Dorn in 1940.  Evelyn was employed as a cook at Parke Davis Co. and the West Ottawa School District for 21…

                                                                                                • Evelyn Margraf

                                                                                                  Margraf, Evelyn B. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Margraf passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Brian's House, age 92 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                                                • FAITH M. KELLEY CARSONVILLE Faith M. Kelley, age 87, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 in the Port Huron Hospital. She was born April 1, 1921 in Moore Township, daughter of the late Harry L. and Minnie A. (Wendorf) Raduchel. She married Vernon E. Kelley on August 25, 1945 in Snover. Mrs. Kelley retired as office manager at the Sanilac County Health Department after 42 years. She served as Carsonville Village treasurer for 20 years. Faith enjoyed golfing and bowling. Surviving are her husband Vernon, her niece Gloria Palmer of Florida, nephews and nieces Michael (Patti) Wallace, Linda (Dave) Paling and Richard (Georgia) Wallace, all of Carsonville and Jay (Sandy) Wallace of Evart. Her sister-in-law Reva Wallace of Carsonville, several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Verna and Melvin Jacobs a brother-in-law Colin Wallace and a great nephew Michael Wallace. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville with Rev. Jerry Griggs, pastor of the Carsonville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Carsonville United Methodist Church or the Charity of the Donor's Choice. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                                                                                                  • Ferne L. Cook Harper

                                                                                                    Ferne L. Cook Harper, age 88, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at her home. Ferne was born March 19, 1920, in Adrian, the only child of Ezra and Thelma (Johnson) Jacobs. In 1940 Ferne married Robert M. Cook. Ferne and Robert celebrated 40 years of marriage until he passed away in 1980. On Feb. 22, 1992, Ferne married Chester Harper. Chester preceded her in death in 1993. Ferne worked as a secretary for DeVilbis for many years. She was also a real estate agent. Until just recently, Ferne…

                                                                                                    • Florence M (Greer) Rebone

                                                                                                      Florence M (Greer) Rebone, 85, passed away Sept. 20, 2008 in Gering, Nebraska.

                                                                                                      • Frances (McSween) Harkness

                                                                                                        • Frances Hardy

                                                                                                          HARDY, Frances Mary - Age 96, of Lapeer, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, Fr. Tim MacDonald, celebrant. The family will receive friends 10AM Thursday until time of mass at church. Interment will follow in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be 5-8PM Tuesday and 1-8PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Homes and Cremation Center,…

                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                            • Franklin Kammeraad, 88

                                                                                                              Mr. Franklin J. Kammeraad, age 88, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Philip and Harold Kammeraad.  He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Aldonna; daughter, Terri (Randy) Disselkoen; son, David (Nancy) Kammeraad; grandchildren, Robyn (Daniel) Russel, Kaitlyn and R. Stephen Disselkoen, Melissa and Francis Kammeraad. Frank served as a flight trainer and bomber squadron leader in World War II. He graduated from the University of…

                                                                                                              • Fred P. Sanger Jr.

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

                                                                                                                • Frieda Masserant Oct. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                  Frieda Masserant, 69, of South Rockwood died Monday at her home. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Services.

                                                                                                                  • From the family of APRIL JEAN THORNING I would like to express my great appreciation to the community for the support, words of kindness, lending a helping hand, bringing food to our family in this time of grief and sorrow. I would like to thank each and every one of you personally but there were so many to count. It warms my heart to see the entire community, people we don't know, pulling together to help a stranger. So to everyone, thank you and God bless you. The entire Thorning Family

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                                                                                                                    • GARRETT CLEO C

                                                                                                                      Age 90. Born January 3, 1918. Viewing will be at James H. Cole Home for Funerals 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday, October 29th. Funeral Service will be at New Light Missionary Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 30th.

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                                                                                                                        • GOETZ JOHN HARDY

                                                                                                                          begins at church at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to All Saints Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                          • GOODMAN-PATTERSON NANCY

                                                                                                                            Thursday 10:00 a.m. until time of service 12:00 noon at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society.

                                                                                                                            • GRAND CONSTANCE

                                                                                                                              Thursday 3pm-9pm in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd.,Fraser. Funeral Mass Friday 11am in St. Hubert Catholic Church. Share memories at

                                                                                                                              • Genevieve Joldersma, 97

                                                                                                                                Genevieve Joldersma, age 97, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Holland, died Monday, October 27, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Joldersma, in 1994; and son-in-law, Wes Bonzelaar, in 1993. She was a member of Second Reformed Church in Zeeland.  Jim and Gener co-founded the Good Samaritan Center of Holland and were active in CRWRC.  She is survived by her children, Helen Bonzelaar of Cascade, Mark and Joan Joldersma of Grand Rapids, Bruce and Cindy Joldersma of Grand Rapids;…

                                                                                                                                • Genevieve Schultz March 28, 1916- Oct. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                  Genevieve Schultz, age 92 of Milan, died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

                                                                                                                                  • Gerald “Jerry” Milks

                                                                                                                                    Gerald “Jerry” Milks, 84, of Beaverton passed away Oct. 22, 2008 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw.

                                                                                                                                    • Gloria M. Brackett

                                                                                                                                      PENCE, Wis. -- Gloria M. Brackett of Pence, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, surrounded by her family.

                                                                                                                                      • Gordon Martiny, 86

                                                                                                                                        Gordon J. Martiny, 86, of Holland, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.  Arrangements will be announced by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                        • HARPER MICHAEL L

                                                                                                                                          age 78, of Royal Oak, passed away October 27, 2008. Beloved husband of Janet M. (Seery) for 51 years. Loving father of Michael, Linda Sargent, Joseph, and Laurie (Scott) Claeys, and dear brother of Richard Harper of Beverly Hills. Devoted to seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born in Oshawa, Ontario and employed by the Stroh Brewery Co. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 through 1959. His wisdom and humor will be greatly missed. Memorial visitation Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan…

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                                                                                                                                            Frances Ellen "Judy" Green, age 69, of Ypsilanti, MI, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008.

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                                                                                                                                              • HOOD HALTON B JR

                                                                                                                                                Age 80 of Belleville, for merly of Westland, October 25, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice. Loving father of Caroline (Jeff) Rudolph, Robert, Kathleen Davis, and Halton B. (Sheila) Hood III. Dear grandfather of six and great grandfather of five. Family Friends Gathering Saturday 11 a.m. until 12 noon Memorial Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Donations to St. Joseph Hospice would be appreciated by the family. To view obituary and share…

                                                                                                                                                • Harold Foulks

                                                                                                                                                  Arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home for Harold Foulks, who died Tuesday at the Laurels of Coldwater. A complete obituary will be printed when the information becomes available.

                                                                                                                                                • Harold G. Munson

                                                                                                                                                  Harold G. Munson, age 93, of Adrian passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Provincial House in Adrian. He was born Dec. 26, 1914, in St. Johns, Mich., the son of William and Edith (Shoemaker) Munson. He married Evelyn E. Valentine on March 27, 1947, at Napoleon and she preceded him in death July 20, 1981. Harold lived most of his life in the Adrian area and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific. He was a member of the Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion…

                                                                                                                                                  • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                                    • Howard D. Aldrich

                                                                                                                                                      Howard D. Aldrich, age 89, of Beaverton, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 peacefully at his home in Beaverton.

                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                        • IPPOLITO DOROTHY

                                                                                                                                                          O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800. Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Online sympathy:

                                                                                                                                                          • Ila H. DeMarco

                                                                                                                                                            Ila H. DeMarco, age 50, of Adrian passed away, Oct. 24, 2008, after a battle with cancer.  Ila is survived by her husband, Tim of Adrian; her mother, Anna Jane (Hinkley) Hepner of Jackson; two brothers, Kevin Hinkley and Lynn (Mary) Hinkley, both of Jackson; mother- and father-in-law, Don and Carole DeMarco of Tecumseh; brother- and sister-in-law, Jon and Judy (DeMarco) Hintz of Ann Arbor, and many nieces and nephews. Per Ila’s request, she has been cremated and there will be no funeral, although the…

                                                                                                                                                            • Ilah M. Bell 1922-2008 Ilah Mae Bell, 86, Unionville, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008. She was born in Unionville on July 31, 1922, the daughter of Wallace and Emma (Wieland) Louis. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Bell on November 27, 1943. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1989. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and had been a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed playing cards, golfing and bowling with her friends. She had worked as a bookkeeper for the Wallace & Morley Elevator Company for several years and was a founding member of the Huron County Retarded Children's Association. She and husband Kenneth had enjoyed wintering in Florida for many years. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Jenny Orton) Bell, Ludington; a daughter, Bonnie (Thomas) Haag, Sebewaing; grandchildren, Melissa Gross, Nicole Foltz, Jason Haag, Carrie Haag, Darcy Schlund, Kendra Haag and Robert (Amy) Haag; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle and Kendall Gross, MacKenzie and Hanna Foltz, Kameron Schlund and Lincoln Haag and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Bell and brothers, Clifford Louis and Marvin (Linda) Louis. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Michael Allen officiated, with burial taking place in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sebewaing. The family has suggested memorials to St. Paul Church or Vadavilla adult foster care. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel.

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                                                                                                                                                              • In Memory of ROBERT W. PEPPER June 23, 1925 - Oct. 25, 2007 We thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake. With which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our hearts. Love from your family

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                                                                                                                                                                • Inez Walter

                                                                                                                                                                  Inez Walter, 93, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Laurels of Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                                                  • JOHNSON DEWEY JR

                                                                                                                                                                    78, of Indigo Drive, Rich mond, Kentucky, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008, at his home. He was born on April 27, 1930, in Heidelberg, Kentucky, to the late Dewey Johnson Sr., and Julie Johnson. Mr. Johnson was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an owner and operator of several auto repair shops and gas stations in Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Hedy Wybraniec Johnson of Richmond, Kentucky; one son, Michael K. Johnson of Redford, Michigan; two daughters, Marsha K. Waldron (Col.…

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                                                                                                                                                                      • James A. Lee Almont James A. Lee, 91, of Almont, passed away Friday (October24, 2008). He was born April 18, 1917 in Detroit to Henry and Maggie (Thompson) Lee. He married Geraldine Vanpoelvoorde on November 25, 1944. Jim was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Allenton. James served on the Almont School Board. He retired from Pontiac Motors in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, Janet (Jack) Corbin of Metamora, James A.. (Tammy) Lee II of Almont, Jay (Heidi) Lee of Almont; grandchildren, Brenda (Timothy) Uganski of Whitehall, MI, June (Ken) Jurack of Pagosa Spring, CO, Jennifer (Richard) Groves of Clawson, James A. Lee III of Almont, Austin, Ethan and Madeline Lee all of Almont; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jessica, Devon, Nicole, Parker and Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bill, Mary, Dorothy and Edith. Funeral services were held Sunday (October 26, 2008) at St. John Catholic Church, Allenton. Fr. Wayne Ureel offici

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                                                                                                                                                                        • James Ball

                                                                                                                                                                          • James Robert Ball, 70, of Irons, died Monday Oct. 27 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin. Oak Grove Cremation Center in Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                          • James Hoekstra, 81

                                                                                                                                                                            James Peter Hoekstra, 81, son of Rev. Peter A. and Alice Hoekstra, passed away October 25, 2008, at Haven Park CNH after a long illness.  From Cicero, IL, he moved to Hanford, CA where he lived for 42 years having been a building contractor most of his life.  He retired in Holland, MI, and was a member of the Pillar CRC where he was involved in the choir and volunteered in his community. The family sincerely thanks Hospice and HPCNH for the tender & loving care given to Jim for 2-1/2 years. Jim will…

                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 “Jim” John Lowman

                                                                                                                                                                                On the morning of Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, the good Lord called his son, James “Jim” John Lowman, of Gladwin, home.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Jane Marie (Hanley) Merkel

                                                                                                                                                                                  Jane Marie (Hanley) Merkel, age 70, of Adrian passed away on Oct. 26, 2008. No services will be held at her request.  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joyce H. Nordine

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Juan Saenz Vasquez, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                Juan Saenz Vasquez, age 84, of Holland, MI, died Monday, October 27, 2008, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.  He is survived by his children, Ray, Irene, Margarita, Rosalinda, Juan Jr. and Lila Vasquez; grandchildren, Sarah, Ryan, Mia, Dylan, Benito and Sierra.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 171 W. 13th St., Holland with Father Charles Brown officiating.  Visiting will be one hour prior to the service at the church. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KEZELIAN MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 6-9 p.m. with Prayers 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Armenian Church, Southfield (248-569-3405). Funeral Service Friday 10:30 a.m. at the church then to Woodlawn Cemetery for a graveside Service. Family requests memorial gifts in her memory to AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School or St. Johns Armenian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325. To send a personal condolence, go to

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KRAUSE ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary Friday evening at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Clement of Rome Church, 343 S. Main Street, Romeo. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family @

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kathryn "Katie" Hitt Lapeer Kathryn "Katie" Hitt, age 77, a lifetime Lapeer area resident, passed away, Tuesday (October 21, 2008). She was born December 12, 1930 in Mayville to Ward and Clara (Walker) Harmon. She married Leo Hitt on April 29, 1978. Katie worked at Lapeer State Home, retiring after 35 years as an LPN. She was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church for over 40 years. Mrs. Hitt enjoyed being involved with the community, baking as well as many other activities. She was quite involved with her chapter of the State Retirees association. Above all else, Katie loved every member of her family. She is survived by her husband, Leo Hitt of Lapeer; daughters, Janice (Herman) Klein of Flint and Lori (William) Schmidt of Attica; step-children, Gloria Foley of Flint, Tim Hitt of Flint, Mike Hitt of North Carolina and David (Patti) Hitt of Arizona; grandchildren, Lisa (Kelimo) Davis and Theresa Schmidt; 4 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Patr

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LACKEY MICHAEL L

                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LAVELY HELEN I

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday 2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. A memorial service will be held Friday 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Royal Oak. Memorials to the American Heart Association, Rose Cancer Center of Beaumont or the church appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LILLIAN M. HOFFMAN TEXAS Lillian M. Hoffman, age 92, formerly of Applegate, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 in Dallas, TX. She was born December 28, 1915, in Millwood, KY, daughter of the late Jesse & Oma (Crabtree) Crawford. She married Joseph B. Hoffman and he passed away in 1978. Mrs. Hoffman moved from Applegate in 1953. She was a former member of the Applegate United Methodist Church, and member of the United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill, TX. Surviving are her two daughters, Oma (William) Randall of Cedar Hill, TX, and Cora (Gerald) Urquhart of Lansing. Sister, Lissa (Tex) Figueroa of Redford Township, Sister-in-law Helen Shoemaker of Waterford, 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Jack French will officiate. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 - 11 am Sat., Nov. 1, 2008, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LUKOS HARRY G

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 74. October 24, 2008. Beloved husband of the later Catherine. Dear brother of Demetra Vam Vikites and the late Lita and Anastasia. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Private services were held on Tuesday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Linda Murmann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lola Sabora

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SABORA, Lola J. - Age 54, of Flint, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at Genesys Hopice Care Center of Goodrich. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday October 29, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Burial immediatly following in Gracelawn Cemetery, Flint. The family will receive friends from 6PM-8PM Monday, 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM Tuesday and 11AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Cancer Society. Friends may…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lorraine Reimann 1925-2008 Lorraine Reimann, 83, Filion, passed away on Sunday at her home. She was born on August 18, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Patrick and Loretta (Halter) McGee. She married Wilfred Reimann on October 27, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1976. She retired as a longtime employee of Huron Memorial Hospital. She is survived by a son, Vern (Donna) Reimann, Bad Axe; two sisters, Lorita "Mary" Hendrie, Mears and Norene Backus, Holt; three grandchildren, Stacie (Robert) Hobkirk, Bad Axe, Erin Reimann, Ypsilanti and Allison Reimann, Ypsilanti and two great-grandchildren, Wil and Regan Hobkirk, Bad Axe. She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Reimann; a brother, Patrick McGee and a sister, Juanita Rasmussen. Services were held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Bad Axe officiated, with burial taking place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements werehandled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Louis “Lou” P. Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louis “Lou” P. Smith died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at his home in Beaverton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lucian E. McNiel Otisville Lucian E. McNiel, age 81, of Otisville, died Saturday (October 25, 2008) at Tendercare in Frankenmuth. Lucian was born in Clio on April 13, 1927 to George and Ida (Gasche) McNiel. He attended the Mount Pleasant Church of the Nazarene. He worked in real estate, did carpentry work, and owned several flea markets. He enjoyed fishing and loved people. He is survived by his children, Rickey (John) Peabody of Huntsville AL, Cathy Heuvelmann of Burlington IA, Terry (Ann) McNiel of Cadillac, Veronica Swanick of Otisville, Esther (Ron) Miller of Beaverton, Delphine (Terry) Wilson of Grand Marais MI, Raedeane (Denny) McCalmon of Otisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zerua (Pearl) McNiel; parents; brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements byHudson Funeral Service, Inc. 116 Grove Street, Otisville, MI.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MARTHA JANE (WEBB) BLACKMER BROWN CITY Martha Jane (Webb) Blackmer, age 42, of Brown City died October. 21, 2008. She was born June 23, 1966 in Marlette to Rex and Nancy Webb. Martha graduated from the Brown City High School, Class of 1984. She married Jay Blackmer on November 13, 1993. Martha was a certified nurse assistant and had worked at Medi-Lodge in Yale for over 13 years. She had also worked for United Hospice in Marlette and recently had been working in home health care. She loved animals, hunting and riding her motorcycle. She had also touched many people by the use of her computer. Martha was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and the Melvin Hogtown Inc. dedicated to United Hospice and Abate Club. She attended North Goodland Baptist Church. Martha is survived by her husband Jay Blackmer, her parents Rex and (Nancy) Webb. Step-children, Cindy (Allen) Schultz and Tony Blackmer, her brother, Rex (Pat) Webb and 2 sisters, Amy (Kevin) Krohn and Patti Perryman along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by twin baby brother and sister Danny and Darla. A gathering for family and friends will be Thursday from 2:00 - 9:00 at the Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the North Goodland Baptist Church on Van Dyke Road. Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice of Marlette or for local Breast Cancer Awareness thru the "Be a star Fund", at the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation. Arrangements by Carman Funeral Home, Brown City.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MILLER WILLIAM GEORGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 18, 2008. Beloved husband of "Dee" Derdrie A. (Gaunio), 51 years. Survived by children; Deborah (Clay) Henderson, James (Debra) Miller, and Cheryl (Bruce) Toncray. Grandfather of Brian Miller and Brandon Toncray. Also survived by brothers James (Mary Ellen), Thomas (Gloria), sister Bette Miller, brother-in-law William (Monica) Gannon. Funeral Mass at St. Williams Catholic Church, Saturday, November 1st at 10a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MILLIKEN NANCY ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 77, of Farmington. October 28, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Dear wife of 55 years of F. J. "Ken" Milliken. Devoted mother of Bill (Susan) of Milton, MA, Jeff (Julie) of Newport Coast, CA, Valerie (Dale) of Commerce Twp., and Charles of Farmington Hills. Proud grandmother of Allie, Sarah, Kara, Amanda, Jami, William, Troy and Christopher. Also survived by loving sister Beverly (Wally) of Columbia, SC. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MORDIS LOIS VERNELL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Passed away October 25, 2008 at the Manor of Novi Nursing Home, Michigan at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late L. "Pat" Mordis, mother of Donald (Carol) Mordis, grandmother of Cheryl Mordis, Michelle (Prykucki), Lisa (Hoag), Lauren (Ghastin), Dawn (Baker) and ten great-grandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MULLER BARBARA ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hours from 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service, Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital of MI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Martin Platt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Platt, Martin Lee Jr. Bay City, Michigan Martin Lee Platt Jr. passed away October 27, 2008 and he is at peace now. He was born February 2, 1963 in Bay City, MI. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services are being planned for Friday. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition of the paper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Ellen Weirich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Ellen Weirich, age 82, of Constantine, passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at her home. She was born in Valentine, Ind., on Dec. 30, 1925, the daughter of Herman and Lucy Ellen (Gillingham) Draper. She attended school in LaGrange, Ind. On Sept. 8, 1947, she married John W. Weirich in LaGrange, he preceded her in death on March 21, 1991. Mary worked as a homemaker and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Surviving are her sons, James E. (Helen) Foote of Osceola, Ind.,  John Weirich of Three Rivers, Wayne…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary J. Taylor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Jane Taylor, age 75, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday evening, Oct. 27, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Sturgis, Michigan a daughter to the late Harold & Lilah Maybelle (Lowing) Kelley. Mary Jane was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1951. On May 16, 1953, she married Marlin C. Taylor in Sturgis. He died May 12, 1992. With her husband she had been involved in farming and owned and operated Green…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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, 1950 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Michael B. Washburn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michael B. Washburn, age 47, died Oct. 26, 2008 at Henry Ford Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mildred "Millie" Hicks March 27, 1930 - Oct. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mildred "Millie" Marie Hicks, 78, of Douglas County, Missouri died Oct. 21 at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • OLSEN ROBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 27, 2008 Age 75. Husband of the late Diane Olsen. Father of Denise, Timothy (Sandra), Alan (Kerry) and William (Stephanie). Grandfather of Becky, Bobby, Brianna and Grace. Brother of Marion Applin, Stan Olsen, Donald Olsen (Janice), Leonard Olsen (Margaret), Thomas Wilczynski (Sue), Donna Wilczynski and the late Frank Olsen. Brother-in-law of Marsha Olsen, Gordon McMullen Jr. (the late Karen), and Donald Dawson (Gerry). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PAT A. DONLEY MARLETTE Pat A. Donley, age 84, a long time resident of Marlette, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center-Cooper in Saginaw, MI. Mrs. Donley lived in Marlette since 1926. She was born February 26, 1924 in Kinde, MI, daughter to the late Arthur and Freda (Wallace) Dennis. She graduated from Marlette High School in 1942. She married Wendell Donley September 14, 1946 in Marlette. She was an active member of the Marlette First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband Wendell, son Ross & Kim Donley of Ludington, daughter Marcia and Steve Mater of Caro, daughter Randa and Mike Boyd of Utica, son Keith and Linda Donley of Marlette, 11 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother McDonald Dennis and sister Jean Rising. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service have been held at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating. Memorials may be donated to Marlette First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PAVLOVICH MARGET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday 2-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Memorial donations appreciated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PEREZ GILA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Sherwood Funeral Home, Grass Lake. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path", psalms, ch. 119 vs. 105.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PHILLIPS GEORGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (Corner of Goddard). Funeral Service Friday in state 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Service at Angelica Lutheran Church, 8400 Park Ave., Allen Park.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • POTOCHNIK BERNARD W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age 86 of Allen Park Beloved husband of Ida. Dear father of Jan Silk, Jill Naud, Lori Potochnik and Bernard II. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Private family service. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patricia Ann Juntti

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pearlie E. Farmer Dec. 11, 1922-Oct. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pearlie E. Farmer, age 85 of Monroe, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at TenderCare of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rev. Vern Granger Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Rev. Vern M. Granger, Sr., age 79, of Constantine, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at the Three Rivers Health Hospital. He was born in Grand Blanc, Mich.,  on Jan. 24, 1929,  a son of Walter William and Bess (McDonald) Granger.  After graduating from Byron High School in 1946, he married Mary Elizabeth Braley on April 8, 1948 in Fowlerville. Vern received his bachelors degree from Prairie Bible Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Following this he earned his Masters in Divinity from the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert “Bob” Sluder, age 82, of Adrian passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Avery County, N.C., the son of Sherman and Millie (Osburn) Sluder. On March 20, 1948, he married Betty Griewahn. She survives. He was retired from Simplex Industries in Adrian. Bob served his country in South Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He and Betty enjoyed a 60-year marriage and Bob especially loved working in his garden and mowing his yard. In addition to his wife…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ronald W. Graeger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SANDERS ELAINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 81, retired teacher from the Livonia Public School District, died Saturday, October 25 in Henry Ford Village, Dearborn, Michigan. Instructing literally hundreds of kids, she taught elementary grades from 1949 until her retirement in 1985. Married for 58 years to her husband Carl, she enjoyed travel, visiting almost every state and much of Europe. One of her more memorable trips was a visit with her sisters to her family's ancestral farm in Switzerland. In her retirement years, she particularly…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SMALLWOOD PATRICIA MAE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes are suggested to Angela Hospice. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SPICER JOAN RYAN (NEE BARRETT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 88, October 22, 2008, survived by her brother, Edsel Barrett; son Kenneth Ryan (Jane); and two grand children, Jeffrey and Kendra. Joan spearheaded multiple class reunions of Southeastern High School's 1939 graduation classes. Memorial service at Wayne State University in May, 2009. Donations may be made to: Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society, 13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI 48212.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SZELAG CELIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 96 of Hamtramck, died October 28, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Bielecki (Len Kallen) of Columbus Twp., son-in-law Tom Mikolajczak of Sterling Heights, sisters Victoria (Stephen) Kablak of Macomb Twp., and Leona Brousseau of Detroit, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Walter Jazdzyk and Anthony Szelag, son Anthony Jaye and daughter, Lillian Mikolajczak. A funeral Mass will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Augustine Catholic Church, Richmond.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sister Brigid Mullane, IHM April 29, 1920-Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monroe, MI - Sister Brigid Mullane, IHM, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 23, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich. She was under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Steve Michael Kovenich Oct. 21, 2008

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • THOMAS RUTH

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thomas L. Ward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thomas L. Ward, age 76, of Adrian, Mich., passed away on Oct. 24, 2008. Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Ward; his son, John Ward; his daughter, Erin Lee; and his son-in-law, Brian Lee. Thomas was a devoted husband and loving father who will be dearly missed by his family. At Thomas’ request, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thomas W. Corlett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UPTON ERNEST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          was born on November 2, 1919 in Victor, Colorado. He spent his youth in Cripple Creek and Denver. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1942 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and MIT in 1943 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He joined General Motor's Advanced Product Division in 1943 where he was assigned to the Transmission Group. He was a specialist in the development of automatic transmission torque converters and fluid dynamics. During WWII he designed torque converters for…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Kingsley Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary Hannah Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • VOLAKAKIS IRENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Schrader Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. Funeral Friday In state 9:30 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 Wayne Rd., Westland until 10 a.m. Mass. Burial St. Hedwig Cemetery.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vicki Sutton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vicki Sutton, age 53, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, at Henry Ford Hospital. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Viola Mae Parrish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Virginia B. Moore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Virginia B. Moore, 75, of LaGrange, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the LaGrange Church of Christ and also one hour prior to funeral service which will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.  Burial will be in Ash Carleton Cemetery in Carleton, Mich., 3 p.m. on Thursday. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WIERZBICKI GEORGE P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment private. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WIITANEN JAMES E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "JIMMER" October 27, 2008. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Tina (Kirk) Duncan, John Wiitanen, and Lisa (Carl Jr.) Territo. Five grandchildren. Burial Monday at 10:00 a.m. November 3, 2008 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Utica. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WILKINS NANCY C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Long time Westland resident Nancy C. Wilkins, 67, died October 16, 2008 at her home in Henderson, Nevada. Nancy was born November 12, 1940 to Clifford and Ruby Moore. She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, James and Lenore Moore; brother, David Moore; sister-in-law, Yvonne Moore; sister, Faye Nierman; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Wayne Tutor; and many nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Wilkins; and her brother; Martin Moore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WINNIE VIRGINIA M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman) Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Right To Life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WOODISON MAXINE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to Stand Up To Cancer, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William J. Cooney July 26, 1929-Oct. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William J. Cooney, age 79, a resident of Marian Place in Monroe, MI passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at Fountain View of Monroe where he had been for the past 5 weeks. Bill had been in poor health since January of this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wilma Clara (Scheppert-Bailey) Ramlow Feb. 14, 1908-Oct. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wilma Clara (Scheppert-Bailey) Ramlow age 100 of Temperance, MI died Sunday October 26, 2008 in the Franciscan Care Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ZABLOCKI FRANCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 27, 2008, age 90 of Sterling Heights. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Dianna Corcoran (Frank) and Richard "Rick" (JoAnn). Dearest Babcia of Kim, Matthew, Mark, Jennifer and Jessica. Also survived by a sister in Poland. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver) Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 3100 Eighteen Mile Rd., Sterling…

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