Sunday, October 5, 2008

Michigan Obituaries10/05/08


    Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

    • ARCHIE L. DAVIS REESE Archie L. Davis, age 70 of Reese, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare (Cooper Campus) after an extended illness. He was born February 11, 1938, in Deckerville to the late Floyd and Bertha (Taylor) Davis. Archie and Wanda (Wintermute) were married on July 26, 1955, in Sandusky. Archie was a life-long truck driver until his retirement several years ago and enjoyed playing euchre and shooting pool with family and friends. Archie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Wanda; two sons, David (Pam) Davis of Reese, Greg (Brenda) Davis of Saginaw; one daughter, Connie (John) Bowerman of Deckerville and one daughter-in-law, Julie Davis of Deckerville. He will be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, on great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews that he loved spending time with. Additional survivors include an extended family of one brother, Cliff (Carol) Davis, of Deckerville; Four sisters-in-law, Shirley Darabos of Reese; Barb Taylor, Bev (Verne) Schumacher, and Ginny (Steve) Pozsgay all of Deckerville. In addition to his parents, Archie was preceded in death by a son, Stephen R. Davis, February 24, 2008; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Bulgrien. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service in Archie's memory was held at the Ware-Smith Woolever Funeral Home in Reese. Hayden Stone of Deckerville, officiated the service. 

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        Age 61. October 1, 2008. Dear daughter of Renee Pokoyoway, the late Fred Ayoub, and the late Bill Pokoyoway. Beloved mother of Maria and Kerry. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Services have been held. Memorials appreciated to St. George Orthodox Church. Obituary and condolences at

        • Aileen Miller

          Aileen Miller, 82, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Battle Creek Health System surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Three Rivers, a daughter of James and Olive (Harris) Abshire. Aileen was a 1943 graduate of Three Rivers High School, graduated from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati and worked as a registered nurse at Three Rivers Hospital for several years. On June 29, 1947, she was married to Stan Miller in Three…

          • Aime Joseph Roy Sept. 4, 1926-Oct. 3, 2008

            Aime Joseph Roy, age 82, of South Rockwood, died October 3, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

            • Alexander Russell

              RUSSELL, Alexander B. - Age 93, of Gaines, formerly of Grand Blanc, died Friday, October 3, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Genesys Hospice. Mr. Russell was born September 5, 1915 in Gladden, PA, the son of Alexander and Annie (Brodie) Russell.…

              • Alice Edith McBriar

                Alice Edith McBriar, 98, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Lake Ann, Mich. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Alice was born August 15, 1910, in Raisin Township, near Adrian, the second eldest of 12 children, to Charles and Hazel Grace Cutler. Alice left the eighth grade due to the death of her mother to care for her siblings and eventually seek employment. Alice found her true talent was sewing and worked several years in a garment factory. On June 29, 1933, Alice married Ross Bradford in…

                • Alice Mary Johnson (Curtis)

                  • Alma Gomez, 45

                    Alma Nance Gomez, 45, of Holland, died Oct. 1, 2008, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St.

                    • Alvin L. Miller June 2, 1922-Oct. 3, 2008

                      Alvin L. Miller, age 86 of Britton passed away on Friday, October 3, 2008 at his home. He was born in Dundee, Michigan on June 2, 1922 to Walter and Anna (Waterstradt) Miller. He married Ruth E.

                      • Amy Margaret VanOuwerkerk

                        GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Amy Margaret VanOuwerkerk, the stillborn child of James and Lisa VanOuwerkerk, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in Green Bay.

                        • Annette Claxton

                          Claxton, Annette Marie Clinton, MI Age 50. Died Thursday, October 2, 2008. Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 220 Brown St., Clinton, Michigan with Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrant. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The family will receive friends at Janowiak Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Monday from 9 until time of Mass. Please read her comp[lete obituary and…

                          • Annette Marie Claxton

                            Annette Marie Claxton, age 50, of Clinton died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. She was born Aug. 24, 1958, the daughter of Harold B. and Marietta (Thibodeau) Ayotte. On Aug. 22, 1986, she married Ervin Ron Claxton at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Detroit and he survives. Annette was an active member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Clinton. She worked in partnership with her husband, Ron, at C.T. Mechanical. She was also a member of the Clinton Child Study Club. Survivors include her husband, Ron; her…

                            • April J. Thorning Lemanski 1973-2008 April Jean Thorning Lemanski, 34, Harbor Beach, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at her home. She was born on November 19, 1973 in Detroit to Gary and Magdaline (Cramier) Thorning. April and Michael Lemanski were united in marriage in February 2006. She was an employee of Heartland Home Healthcare and hospice. She is survived by her children, Michael Arnott, Harbor Beach, Angelina Thorning, Harbor Beach and Violet Arnott, Illinois; her parents, Gary and Magdaline Thorning; brothers, Gary Thorning Jr., Harbor Beach and Daniel Thorning, New Baltimore and sisters, Magdaline Glass, Minden City and Debra Cartwright, Pontiac. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. Jay Barsaleau officiated, with burial taking place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                                • Arthur L. Steinman

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

                                  • BANAS RUTH MARIE

                                    Age 73, Of Spring Hill, Florida formerly of Hartland passed away Wednesday morning September 24, 2008 at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. She was born on January 17, 1935 in Detroit, the daughter of Arthur and Rhoda (Raths) Keck, Sr. On May 15, 1955 she was married to Raymond Banas. Raymond preceded her in death on January 21, 1992. Surviving are her sons; Gary D. Banas of Canton and Michael James (Terese) Banas of Brighton. One grandson Steven Michael Banas and one sister Wilma Keck…

                                    • BERRENS KAY Z

                                      begins Tuesday at 9:00AM. Memorial Tributes to Special Olympics Michigan/Oakland County, 12900 Hall Road, Suite 390, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. View obituary and share memories at

                                      • BLACK ERNEST J

                                        "BUD", October 1, 2008, age 86. Beloved husband of the late Thelma L. Dear father of Floyd W. (Barbara Ann) and Connie Sepelak (Fred). Grandfather of Ryan Mollica (Traci) and Tony Mollica. Brother of Barbara Weiland and Virginia Minion. Brother-in-law of Ralph Walkinton and Patricia Tjalsma (Dewey). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Graveside Service 3 p.m. Saturday, October 11 at Broomfield Township Cemetery (at M-20 and Rolland). In lieu of flowers Memorial Tributes to The…

                                        • BOCZKOWSKI FANNIE DORIS

                                          Sunday 3-8 p.m. with funeral service Monday 11 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township. Burial at Forest Lawn Memomial Gardens, Davie, Florida. Visit online at

                                          • BOLDUC MARY ANN

                                            age 69 of Allen Park. October 3, 2008. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday at the Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be on Tuesday. She will lie in state from 11:30 a.m. until a Funeral Mass at 12 noon from St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Online condolences at

                                            • BONANNI FERNANDO

                                              In loving memory of a WW II wounded veteran after a long illness left this world for a better place on August 14, 2008. Survived by wife Eugenia (a hospice patient); brothers Frederick (Carolyn), Dino Ruggeri; sisters Dora Ruggeri (Cecil) Bouchillon, Vilma Ruggeri (Lary) DeMink. Via Con Dio Fratello

                                              • BOVEE DONALD C

                                                Military Honors for the late Donald C. Bovee, who passed away on August 22, 2008 will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, MI 48442. Phone is 248-348-8603. Please use I-75 North to exit 108, left to Belford Rd and then left to cemetery.

                                                • BRISTEN IRENE ROSE

                                                  4-7 p.m. Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. .

                                                  • BRODT ERNEST W

                                                    "Ernie", October 2, 2008, age 88. Ernie served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater for 3.5 years, being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. He worked as an insurance underwriter throughout his career, and played harmonica throughout his life. He was the founder of Mouth Organ Grinders and other related groups. He also volunteered for the Troy schools, teaching children how to read through his storytelling. Beloved husband of Kathryn. Dear father of E. William Jr.…

                                                    • BUCHANAN GEORGE

                                                      • BURTON LINDA M (NEE RHODY)

                                                        Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Donations to the Juvenille Diabetes Foundation are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                        • Barbara 'Annie' Danielson

                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich.-- Barbara "Annie" Danielson, 75, of Park Street in Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

                                                          • Barbara Dawn Leedy

                                                            • Bernice Finney

                                                              Bernice Finney, 88, of Bay City, died at home Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

                                                              • Beryle June Barnes Ostermiller

                                                                • Betty England, 75

                                                                  Betty England, age 75, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey England.  She was a member of Rose Park Baptist Church and former member of First Baptist Church of Holland and New Richmond Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, the Reverend Doctor Lawrence England; children, Marty and Shirley England of Holland, Barbara and Tim McKessy of Saugatuck, Shari and John Trautmann of Holland; seven grandchildren, Roxanne and Dan Kaynor,…

                                                                  • Betty Jean MacIntyre

                                                                    Betty Jean MacIntyre, 81, of Midland, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2008 at Brittany Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 16, 1927 in Charleston, Illinois, the daughter of the late Clayton and Zola (Hudson) Swift.

                                                                    • Bruce L. Tomlin

                                                                      Bruce L. Tomlin, 56, of Lynchburg, Va., died suddenly Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. He was born Dec. 20, 1951, in Bridgeton, N.J., to Janet Terry Tomlin and the late Lester Tomlin.  He grew up in Camden, S.C, and was a graduate of Camden High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and was employed with BWXT Technologies in Lynchburg where he was the Senior Principal Engineer.  He married Cindy Garmon of Adrian on June 10, 2006. Bruce was an avid golfer and deep…

                                                                      • CARUANA CONNIE M

                                                                        Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Online guestbook at

                                                                        • COYRO RUTH ANN

                                                                          October 4, 2008. Age 97. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Dear sister of DeVere Fournier and the late Louis Fournier, Mildred Harris, Beatrice Boulton, Ethel Bergman and Genevieve Kling. Daughter of the late Henry and Mary Fournier. Preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Light. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd., (between Maple & Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Monday 2-7 p.m. with Rosary…

                                                                          • CULBERTSON NATHAN R

                                                                            Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the Warren Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 22642 Ryan Rd. (one block S. of 9 Mile Rd.) Services Monday 11 a.m at Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4440 Russell, Detroit, MI.

                                                                            • CUNNINGHAM JOHN R

                                                                              6-7 p.m. Memorial Service 7 p.m. Celtic Cross Presbytarian Church, 11415 East Ten Mile Rd., Warren. In lieu of flowers donations to the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit or Celtic Cross Church would be appreciated.

                                                                              • CUNNINGHAM WILLIAM P 'BILL'

                                                                                Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice.

                                                                                • Carl Kenneth Lunn Aug. 4, 1932-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                  Carl Kenneth Lunn died September 29th, 2008 from complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis and went to see his Heavenly Father. Carl spent his last days at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Born August, 4, 1932 in Payne, OH.

                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                    • Charles Knooihuizen, 85

                                                                                      Charles E. Knooihuizen, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Saturday October 4, 2008 surrounded by his family. He was born in North Holland and graduated from Holland High School in1940 and Hope College in 1947. Charles was a veteran of the United States Air Corps where he served as a Captain during World War II.  He was a member of Christ Memorial Church of Holland and was co-owner of Holland Transplanter for several years retiring in 1986.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Arlene (Poll)…

                                                                                      • Charles Maynard Manley

                                                                                        Charles Maynard Manley, age 78, of Tecumseh passed away Sept. 29, 2008, at Herrick Memorial Hospital surrounded by members of the family he loved. Charlie was born at home on Kilbuck Street in Tecumseh on Feb. 28, 1930, the oldest son of Charles J. and Blanche Elizabeth (Maynard) Manley. He shared his parents with his brother Robert and sister Marilyn. His father was a member of the Tecumseh Fire Department for 21 years, and his mother was well known as the office manager of the Coal Depot on Evans Street.…

                                                                                        • Colleen Wogomon

                                                                                          Colleen Wogomon, age 82, of Colon, Mich., passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Fairview Living Center in Centreville. Colleen was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Elkhart, Ind., a daughter of the late Clinton and Catherine (Shaw) Kissinger. On October 10, 1943, she married Francis D. Wogomon in Elkhart, Ind., and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1985. Colleen had made her home in Colon since 1983, coming from Elkhart. She was a homemaker, a member of the Colon United Methodist Church and loved to cook and…

                                                                                          • Consuelo Gonzalea Salazar, 91

                                                                                            Consuelo Gonzalea VDA de Salazar, age 91, of Hualahuises, Nuevo Leon, Mexico died on Friday, October 3, 2008 at her home in Holland. She was born in Mexico and came to the Holland area in 1969. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Federico Salazar, a daughter Dolores DeLuna and son Jesus Salazar. She is survived by her sons and daughters: Manuel and Irasema Salazar of Holland, Raul Salazar of Holland, Josefina and Ramiro Martinez of Mexico,…

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                                                                                                • DOGA JOSEPH MARTIN

                                                                                                  Age 48 of Brighton. Loving son of Angeline and the late John P. Doga. Brother of John. Died in El Paso, TX August 1, 2008. Memorial Mass will be held Friday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton.

                                                                                                  • Daniel Michalak

                                                                                                    Michalak, Daniel D. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Michalak passed away Friday afternoon, October 3, 2008 at Brian's House, age 83 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                                                  • Dante Pricco

                                                                                                    BESSEMER, Mich. -- Dante Pricco, 94, of Bessemer, died Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008.

                                                                                                    • David A. Myers Feb. 9, 1947-Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                                      On Friday, 9-26-08, Dave left his family to join the Heavenly Father.

                                                                                                      • David J. Petty

                                                                                                        David Petty, 68, of Paris, France, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. David was born July 27, 1940 in Coldwater to Floyd and Dorothy (Kurfis) Petty. David graduated from Coldwater High School in 1958. He attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelors degree and a Masters from Toledo University. He worked on his Doctors at Albuquerque, N.M. David taught English for 10 years at the University of Paris, France. David was a world traveler and had a book of short stories published. David is survived by…

                                                                                                        • Deborah Kay Yinger

                                                                                                          Deborah Kay Yinger  of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born April 4, 1957 in Hillsdale the daughter of Frederick and Rosalie (Winchell) Northrup. She is survived by her husband, William P. Yinger whom she married on Feb. 4, 1979. She is also survived by five children, Greg (Amy) Spahr, June (Brad) Palmer, William Jr. Yinger, Bobby (Tiffany) Yinger and Tommy Yinger all of Hillsdale; seven grandchildren; her mother, Rosalie Northrup;…

                                                                                                          • Delia M. Austin Nov. 28, 1911-Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                            Delia M. Austin, age 96 of Dundee, passed away at 7:50 PM, Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio.

                                                                                                            • Delia M. Austin Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                              Delia M. Austin, 96, of Dundee died Thursday night at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Arrangements by Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.

                                                                                                              • Delia Parras Ledesma

                                                                                                                • Destiny Nicolle Monhollen Lapeer Destiny Nicolle Monhollen, September 30, 2008 - October 1, 2008. She was born in Lapeer to David Monhollen and Tionya Bazan. She is survived by her parents, David and Tionya; brothers, Dominic, Dawson, Justin and Jonathon; sister, Jericka; grandparents, John and Karen White, Tony and Danielle Bazan; aunts, Melissa Tracy, Genelle Trischler, Krystal Bazan, Kayce Bazan, Kristen Bazan, Kari Bazan, Kortney Bazan; uncle, Jesse Bazan; also many loving cousins. Even though she was only here for a short moment, Destiny's love will remain in our hearts forever. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Sunday (October 5, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, downtown Lapeer. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday (October 6, 2008) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446. Pastor John Kaiser will be officiating.

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                                                                                                                  • Dolores C. June Lapeer Dolores C. June, 75, of Lapeer, was reunited with her beloved husband (the late) Duane June on Sunday (September 28, 2008). She was born December 27, 1932, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to John and Louise Kot. Dolores was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She spent most of her years working for many local insurance agencies, including the Lapeer Agency. She had a real passion for traveling to overseas destinations such as Germany, France and Italy. She enjoyed going to the casino and bingo with her dear sister-in-law, Georgia Heinbuck. Dolores was an Elvis fan at heart. However her true passion was visiting with her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Edward) Jackson and Diane Bollinger; son, Darrin June; grandchildren, Shannon (Anthony) Ascencio, Eric Bruman, Mayme (Nick) Lange, Jessica Bos, Christene Bollinger, Peyton June, Dane Gross, Polly Diaz and James Scramlin; 6

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                                                                                                                    • Donald Gordon Burgess

                                                                                                                      Donald Gordon Burgess, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Friday Oct. 3, 2008 at his home in Green Acres Retirement Living.

                                                                                                                      • Donna R. Burkhard 1928-2008 Donna R. Burkhard, 80, Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on September 2, 1928 to the late Fred and Lucy (Carson) Jurgess. Donna and Alex Burkhard Jr. were united in marriage on September 17, 1949 in Bad Axe. Donna was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach, the Ladies Aide and the Altar Guild. She was a member of Farm Bureau, the Two Cylinder Club and the Octagon Barn. She is survived by her husband Alex Burkhard, Harbor Beach and sister-in-law, Arlene Jurgess, Harbor Beach. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Burkhard in 1976 and her brother, Fred Jurgess. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach. Rev. David McCloskey officiated, with burial taking place in the Verona Township Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                                                                                                                        • Dorothy M. Wagner

                                                                                                                          Dorothy M. Wagner age 89, of Union City, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas. Dorothy was born Aug. 16, 1919 in Kalamazoo a daughter to the late Raymond and Jesse (Chase) Davis. Dorothy grew up in Colon graduating from Colon High School. She had made her home in rural Union City for the past 69 years. On Sept. 15, 1937, Dorothy married George W. Wagner in LaGrange, Ind. and he preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2001. Dorothy was a member of the Colon American…

                                                                                                                          • Dorothy Mae Clevenger June 30, 1918-Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                            Dorothy Mae Clevenger went to be with her Lord on October 1, 2008. She was born on June 30, 1918, to Frederick Newton Coats and Leona Mae (Cline) Coats in Pueblo, Colorado. She married Dillon Clevenger on February 22, 1944, in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

                                                                                                                            • Dorothy P. Fortier Lapeer Dorothy P. Fortier, 85, of Lapeer (formerly of Clio and Mt. Morris), went to be with her Lord Tuesday (September 30, 2008), surrounded by her family and her loving husband of 63 years, Asa Fortier. She was born August 27, 1923, in Flint, to Fred C. Russell and Euliala (Oviatt) Russell. Dorothy graduated from Beecher High School in 1942. She was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. Dorothy and Asa raised their family in Clio and retired to Zephyrhills, Fla., for several years before moving back to Clio and then to Lapeer. She was active as a youth worker at First Baptist Church in Mt. Morris for many years and was also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Otisville and First Baptist Church in Lapeer. The family would like to say a special thank you to Brian's house Hospice in Davison for their kindness and help during this time. She is survived by her husband, Asa of Lapeer; daughters, Carla (Merrill) Corlew of Davison, Kay (Ronald) Harc

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                                                                                                                              • Dr. Howard C. Comstock Oct. 21, 1925-Sept. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                Dr. Howard C. Comstock of East Lansing, formerly of Monroe. Dr. Howard C.Comstock passed away on September 26, 2008.

                                                                                                                                • Dwight R. Smith Feb. 20, 1944-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                  Dwight R. Smith, 64 years, of Temperance, MI passed away September 29, 2008 in his home. Dwight was a 1962 graduate of Bedford High School and was on the wrestling team. He attended Central Michigan University as well as the University of Toledo.

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                                                                                                                                    • Elaine E. Hash

                                                                                                                                      EWEN, Mich. -- Elaine E. Hash, 51, of Ewen, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.

                                                                                                                                      • Ellis ‘Elly’ Berndt

                                                                                                                                        Ellis “Elly” Berndt, age 91, of 340 NW 24th Court, Pompano Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Holy Cross Hospital. He was born July 24, 1917, in Tipton, to Charles and Mary Berndt. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1935, and the U.S Navy School of Horology in 1943. He married Belladean “Susie” Baer on Aug. 11, 1940. Surviving are his half sister, Margaret Cady, and his two daughters and their husbands, Sally and Oliver Marcotte of Bloomfield Hills, and Judy and Michael Walls of…

                                                                                                                                        • Elsie Marie Seppa

                                                                                                                                          SPRING PARK, Minn. -- Elsie Marie Seppa, 90, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Spring Park.

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                                                                                                                                            • FONG THOMAS KWACK JING

                                                                                                                                              age 85, of Royal Oak, died October 2, 2008. Beloved husband of Tushing Yee Fong. Loving father of Helen (Carol Maraldo) Fong, John (Judith Gropp-Fong) Fong, and William (Michael Yost) Fong. Dear grandfather of Jordan. Memorial visitation, Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Monday, October 6, at the funeral home. Memorials appreciated to American Heart/Stroke Association. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                              • FREYDL FOSTER R

                                                                                                                                                Age 44, of Ypsilanti, formerly of Northville, passed away suddenly October 1, 2008. Beloved husband of Michelle. Cherished father of Matthew. Adored son of June and the late Robert, and son-in-law of Mark (Lee) Cady. Loving brother of Karl (Maria). Dearly loved by many other family and friends. Time of Gathering Monday 2-8 p.m. Memorial Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc., 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Contributions to VA Hospital, attn: Sleep Apnea Clinic, 2215 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, MI…

                                                                                                                                                • Florence M. Freed

                                                                                                                                                  BERGLAND, Mich. -- Florence M. Freed, 90, of Bergland, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Maple Manor in Ontonagon.

                                                                                                                                                  • 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 .

                                                                                                                                                    • Frieda Dennison

                                                                                                                                                      Dennison, Frieda Saline, MI Age 90, passed away on October 1, 2008. A complete obituary will follow in Sundays paper. Arrangements entrusted to Muehlig Funeral Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                      • GERENDASY TIKWAH BUTTNER

                                                                                                                                                        "TICKEY" Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Gerendasy. Dear mother of Sheri (Ronald) Loeb and Joel (Sherri) Gerendasy. Devoted grandmother of Melissa, Scott and Joshua Loeb, Jodi (Mike) Mleczek, Jami (Kris) Kelly and Shana Gerendasy. Proud great-grandmother of Maddy and Drew Mleczek and Kiera Kelly. Loving companion of Erwin Siporin. Cherished sister of Rozanne Meklir, the late Sol Buttner and the late Evelyn Meeron. Dearest sister-in-law of the late Morton Meeron, the late Jerome Meklir, the late…

                                                                                                                                                        • GIBBS WILLIAM H DDS

                                                                                                                                                          at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Monday 3-8 p.m. Rosary Monday 7 p.m. Memorials appreciated to U of D Jesuit High School, 8400 S. Cambridge, Detroit, Michigan 48221. Obituary and condolences at

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                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 5:30-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. with a service on Tuesday 2 p.m. at The Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Please visit on-line guest book at .

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                                                                                                                                                              • GROZENSKI MARY JANE

                                                                                                                                                                Monday 2:00-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Road (North of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michaels Church, 40501 Hayes Rd. (Between 17 and 18 Mile Rd.) Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society honoring Florence's Friends Relay for Life, c/o Elizabeth Boyd, 39458 Ladrone Ct., Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                • Gabriel Sinka

                                                                                                                                                                  Gabriel Sinka of Pittsford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Caples, W.V. the son of Paul and Esther (Fekette) Sinka. He is survived by his wife, of 59 years, Elsie J. (Smithson) Sinka whom he married March 15, 1949; one daughter, Esther (Ed) Rumfelt of Clark Lake; one son, David Sinka of Pittsford; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Srednicki of Springfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; two…

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                                                                                                                                                                    • Gerald P. Buckingham

                                                                                                                                                                      Services for Gerald P. Buckingham, 68, of Dundee, will be at 6 p.m. this Sunday at Cover Funeral Home in Dundee, not on Oct. 12 as was listed in Friday's obituary.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Gerald P. Buckingham Feb. 15, 1940-Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                        Gerald P. Buckingham, age 68 of Dundee, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2008. He became ill at home and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor where he passed away.

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                                                                                                                                                                          • HANNA YETTA

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                                                                                                                                                                            • HARGIS HUBERT H

                                                                                                                                                                              at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories to be shared at .

                                                                                                                                                                              • HAWARNY PHILLIP JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 4-8 p.m. and service Tuesday 4 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to the charity of the donor's choice. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                • HENTSCHEL BERTHA (SANTTI)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Born in Laurium, MI, November 11, 1917, died September 19, 2008. Wife of the late Erwin. Mother of Nan Dingens (John), Patrick, and the late Marta Schafer. Leaves eight grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Sister of the late George and Cliff Santti and Gertrude Kivimacki. Graduated from Escanaba High School and worked at Henry Ford Hospital. Memorial Service will be at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Mackinaw City, MI on Saturday, November 29, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • HILL LETITIA V

                                                                                                                                                                                    age 82, of Commerce previously of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; passed away on October 1, 2008. Mrs. Hill was involved in many activities, including church, gardening club, and volunteering. However, her true passions in life were here family, flowers, and art. She will be missed by all who knew her. Loving wife of the late Berton; dear mother of Richard (Debbie Benjamin) Hill, Suzanne (Robert) Simms; proud grandmother of Nina Simms, Richard (Kathryn) Simms, Elena Hill, Alex Hill; sister of Wesley (Marion) Voss.…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • HOBERT KENNETH K

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to the Purple Heart Foundation appreciated. Share your memories at .

                                                                                                                                                                                      • HYMAN JUNE I

                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8½ Mile Rd. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. Share memories at .

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Helen F. Sontag

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Helen Mae Blue Lapeer Helen Mae Blue, 75, of Lapeer, went to be with her Lord on September 26, 2008. She was born October, 20, 1932, in Eldorado, Ill., to Dannie and Ruth Adams. Helen had been a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of North Branch. She had dedicated her time and energy to serving the Lord. She worked extensively with children through counseling and youth programs and spent a majority of her time with the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Helen is now reunited with her Lord and her beloved husband, Richard Lee Blue. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Willie) Kidd of Davison; son, Dale (Kimm) Blue of Clarkston; grandsons, John Balyo of Grand Rapids, James Balyo of Grand Blanc, Daniel Blue of Clarkston; sisters, Shirley (Aaron) Burns of Carmi, Ill., Millie (John) Kelly of St. Louis, Mo; also many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Lee Blue; and brother, Raymond Adams. Funeral service

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Herbert Southwell Jr., 79

                                                                                                                                                                                              Herbert A. Southwell Jr., age 79, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  Mr. Southwell was born in Chicago March 27, 1929 to Herbert A. and Madeline (Lees) Southwell.  After serving in the U.S. Army, he enjoyed a successful business career, serving as president of Wyler Foods in Chicago, and Group Vice President of Bordon Foods in Columbus, OH. Preceding him in death were his wife, Gloria Southwell; and a brother, Donald Southwell. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Anderson)…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hulda Marie Lehtomaki

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hulda Marie Lehtomaki, age 93, of Clinton, formerly of Ypsilanti, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Ypsilanti. She was born May 18, 1915, in Paynesville, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Hilma (Pelkola) Hill. On April 7, 1935, she married Toivo Albert Lehtomaki of Marquette, and he preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1990. Hulda was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ypsilanti, for many years. In her later years she lived in Clinton, and during that time attended the Clinton United…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • IN LOVING MEMORY OF April Ridley Scott 1972-2008 April, remembering you on your Birthday Oct. 7th. We miss you every moment of every day. We will all be together again in Heaven someday. We love you Mom, Theron, your special cousin Robin, all of your family and friends.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JABER KAREN F (NEE BOUSE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Interment Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JAMES R. CARGILL FLORDIA James R. Cargill, of Englewood, FL., died Monday, June 23, 2008. He was born December 28, 1930, in Marlette, MI to Elmer and Ella (Montgomery) Cargill. He retired from General Motors Corp. after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Englewood Community Presbyterian Church, a Master Mason, a volunteer for the Special Olympics, and enjoyed making stained glass, bowling, square dancing and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Maria; daughters, Tania (Bruce) Carter of Nashville, TN and Yvonne (David) Houghtaling of Glen Ellyn, IL; brother, Eugene (Joyce) Cargill of Kingston; and grandchildren Maximilian, Sofia, Nicholas and Jacquelin. A memorial service will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, Wood and Frenchline Rd., Marlette, MI on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Jim's memory to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, 2700 Chestnut St., Chester, PA 19013. This is an organization dedicated to finding a cure for this type of muscular dystrophy. This support will go to help Jim's grandson, Nicholas, and many others diagnosed with CMT. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JAMES VIRGINA L

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 92. September 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Joseph. Dear aunt of William (Sherry) Bierkle. Memorial Service 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2008 at St. Clare of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Services for Older Citizens (S.O.C.), 17150 Waterloo Ste. 300, Grosse Pointe MI 48230. Arrangements by Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, (313) 881-8500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JERMAIN FREDERICK S JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                        81, of Spring Hill, Florida died Friday September 19, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Jermain was born in Detroit, MI and came to this area 20 years ago from Grosse Point Farms, MI. He retired as an engineer with Chrysler Corp, he held two patents with Chrysler, was a University of Michigan graduate, and enjoyed golfing, boating, and skeet shooting. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended St. Philip Catholic School and Grosse Pointe High. Survivors include his wife, Shirlee of Spring Hill; two daughters,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JOHNSON DOROTHY McMILLIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 96, former Grosse Pointe and Sarasota, FL resident, died April 11, 2008. Dorothy was in Indiana and had vivid memories of the arrival of cars, the radio, indoor plumbing, etc. She moved to Detroit and worked as an RN at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. While there, she met Henry Ford and helped Detroit Catcher Mickey Cochrane recover from a knee injury. In 1936 Dorothy met attorney Kenneth McMillin and in 1937 they married. Between 1937 and 1954 the couple lived in 11 different homes in 8 different cities.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JOHNSTONE MARK WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 54. Beloved son of the late June Johnstone. Older brother of Paul and Sharon Johnstone. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 248-541-8325.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JOLGREN CAROL JEAN (MARSACK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 74, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2008 surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. Carol was born on May 11, 1934 in Grosse Point, Michigan to the late Lily (Labadie) and Eugene Marsack. She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-two years, Leland Jolgren and their four children; Dr. David Jolgren (Joann) of Louisville, KY, Lilli Day (Douglas), Amy Jolgren, and Carrie Bruce (Bob) of Carlsbad, CA. Carol is also survived by her sister Wanda Meyer, and brothers…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • James B. Payne Oct. 13, 1910-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                James B. Payne, 97, of Monroe, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday at Brookdale Senior Living, Monroe, where he had resided since February 2004. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Rev.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • James E. Rees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  James E. Rees, 69, of Ludington, passed away Monday, Sept. 29 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. James was born Aug. 14, 1939 in Ludington, the son of James E. and Gladys I. (Smith) Rees. He was married o...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jannette J. Skiba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jannette J. Skiba of Reading passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1971 in Carson City, Nevada the daughter of Gordy and Mary (Calderwood) Goss. She is survived by her husband, George Skiba whom she married on Nov. 13, 1993. She is also survived by her two sons, Jacob and Robert “Bobby” Skiba; parents, Gordy and Mary Goss of Euclair, Wis.; grandmother, Theresa (Walt) Calderwood; one brother, Jason (Maria) Goss; one sister, Billie-Jo Hazelton all of Euclair, Wis. and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jean Elinor Lewandoski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MADISON, Wis. -- Jean Elinor Lewandoski, 89, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2008, at Oakwood West Retirement Community in Madison.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jean Walt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Walt, Mrs. Jean Richville, Michigan Died Thursday morning, October 2, 2008 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper, Campus in Saginaw. Age 89 years. Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2008 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Reese. Reverend Thomas Senge will officiate with burial to follow in the Blumfield Township Cemetery. Mrs. Walt's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw Street in Reese on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and at the church on Monday…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jeanette Tyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jeanne A. Curtis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jeanne A. Curtis, 72, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 28, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Gladwin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jennie Germond, 82

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jennie Germond, 82, of Petoskey, passed away in the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • JoAnn Heinrich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heinrich, JoAnn M. (Broadworth) AuGres, Michigan Age 77 years. Funeral Services for Mrs. Heinrich will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2008 at the AuGres United Methodist Church. Pastor Timothy Woycik will officiate with interment to follow in Sims-Whitney Cemetery. Friends may call at the C.L. Forshee & Sons Funeral Home, AuGres Chapel on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Heinrich will then lie in state at Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JoAnne M. Dolister

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JoAnne M. Dolister, 67, of Shipshewana, Ind., died Sept. 29, 2008, at her home. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation or funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Joan Huffman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COLDWATER — It was with great courage and elegance that Joan “Gummy” Huffman of Coldwater passed on to the arms of Jesus on Oct. 2, 2008. Joan was the daughter of immigrants from the Netherlands, Garrit and Benita (VanVredenberg) Fisher who have preceded her in death. Joan was married to Thomas Lee Huffman for 54 years; he preceded her in death. Together they had four children Linda (Jerry) Gottschalk who passed away in 1998, Brenda (David) Smith, Tony Huffman who passed away July 15, 2008, and Becky…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Joe Slazyk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. -- After a short, intense battle with cancer, Joe Slazyk, 77, has begun yet another great adventure. On Oct. 1, 2008, he died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Minocqua, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Joel R. Widdel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joel Robert Widdel, age 24, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2008, at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 4, 1983, in Sturgis, a son of Michael and Vickie (Reusser) Widdel. Joel had resided in the Sturgis area his entire life. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and Sturgis Public Schools. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and enjoyed hunting, fishing and following sports, particularly college basketball, and he was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John (Jack) Robert Ritzenthaler Jan. 11, 1931-Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jack left our arms on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 after a courageous ten year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was our hero. He was born on January 11, 1931. The fourth child and only son of John M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Bundy Alexander II / 1942-2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John Bundy Alexander II, 66, of North 13th Street, Niles, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at his home, following a brief illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Joseph A. Krusniak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph A. Krusniak, 92, of Manistee, died Oct. 1. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph Freeman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Freeman, Joseph Saginaw, Michigan Funeral services will take place 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2008 at the W.L. Case & Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Mackinaw Sunday from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and then on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a trust fund to be established for his children's…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • KIDD WANDA SKARBINSKI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral 11 a.m. McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KINDER ROGER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      57, September 14, 2008. Born in Detroit to Dale and Margaret (Lerczak) Kinder. Survived by siblings; Pamela Snow (Jack), Rosemary Corbin (Warren), Dale Kinder Jr. (Pamela) and Darryl J. Filarski.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kathryn E. Gibson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kathryn E. Gibson, age 88, of Britton, died on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Arbor Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 14, 1920, in Britton, the daughter of John and Minnie (Rendel) Gittus. She was married to Robert Gibson, and he preceded her in death in March 1994. Kate was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was very active and served as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a life member of Tecumseh O.E.S. #51, where she held many points. Kate was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kathryn Gibson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kathryn Gibson, age 88, of Britton died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. Arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Keith W. Snell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kenneth Carl Nylander Grand Blanc Kenneth Carl Nylander, Age 69, of Grand Blanc, passed away Sunday (September 28, 2008) surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 6, 1938 in Flint, to Carl and May Nylander. He married Phyllis Main in 1961 and they enjoyed 47 happy years together. Kenneth attended Grand Blanc High School and U of M Flint. He was employed by General Motors for 25 years and EDS for 10 years, before retiring in 1995. He was a charter member of the Goodrich Lions Club and chaired the food basket drive for many years. He served 8 years on the Goodrich School Board. He was a long standing member of Goodrich United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and heading the pastie making team. He was a member of the Swedish organization VASA, Viking Lodge 730. He loved to travel with his family and spend time at the family cottage on Otsego Lake. He enjoyed golf and a good book and was a "pun"-loving father. Ken was the ultimate family man an

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LEBIODA JEAN F (NEE KOCIENDA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at Transfiguration Church, 5830 Simon K, Detroit. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LEONA A. MCGLASSON PORT SANILAC Leona A. McGlasson, age 97, of Port Sanilac, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 23, in Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born January 11, 1911 in Delaware Township, the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Barbknecht) Lietke. She married Andrew McGlasson on February 26, 1954 in Detroit. He preceded in death on February 7, 2002. Mrs. McGlasson worked for the Chrysler Corporation for 30 years; she enjoyed gardening, and crafts. She and her husband traveled to Europe, Africa and Asia during their 48 year marriage. She is survived by one brother, Harold Lietke of Palms, and two nieces Mrs. Julie Siens of Minden City, and Ms. Jurene Breidenbach of the Philippines, and one nephew Randy Wilke of Palms. She was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lietke, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Wilke and Helen Breidenbach. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leona A. McGlasson were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Forestville. Pastor Richard Wilson officiated. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LOPEZ SHEILA E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 52, September 29, 2008 of Warren, MI. Beloved wife of Andrew, together 33 years. Dear mother of Jessie and Anthony. Loving sister of Darlene, James, Darryl, Gail, Michael and Daniel. Proud aunt, a talented cook, decorator and entertainer. Sheila, always in our hearts. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, October 11 at Best Western Sterling Inn Banquet Center, 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Hts., MI (at 15 Mile Rd). No flowers or plants please. Donations to Andrew Lopez.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Laverne Cook, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laverne James Cook, age 92, of Holland, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008, at Haven Park Christian Nursing Home.  Laverne was a charter member of Community Reformed Church and was a livestock dealer for many years and purchased livestock for meat processing companies.  He was also the former owner of Cook-De Vries Postal Carriers and the grocery store and gas in Bentheim. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack A. Cook in 2006; two grandsons, Jeremy Cook and Joel Perrault; and a great-granddaughter,…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lester Johns

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Johns, Lester F. Ann Arbor, MI Age 94, passed away October 2, 2008. Full Obituary to follow. Arrangements by Muehlig Chapel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lois Corrine Hobley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lois Corrine Hobley, 78, of Jackson, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., beloved mother and sister, went home to be with Jesus Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. She was the beloved daughter of Mary and Denver Carter, born Jan. 10, 1930, in Detroit. Lois is survived by three daughters, Becky (Richard) Yurgel, Bettye Held and Mary (Rick) Buehrle; eight grandchildren, Billy, Richard, Alisha, Matthew, Brianna, Christopher, Richard and Tyler; three great-grandchildren, Shali, Kaitlyn and Logan; sister, Martha Osborne;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 Edward Fell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MASSEY TERRY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 52, August 14, 2008. Survived by his wife of 17 years, Ruby Williams; sons James (Liz) Garner and Michael (Jessica) Garner; sisters Sherry (Randle) Wildmon and Gladys "Sissy" (Perry) Brazel; brother James (Patricia) Massey; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MAYNARD SHARON RENE Oct

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2, 2008 Beloved mother of Tarah Naoko and Stuart Stephen (Julie). Grandmother of Abigail, Maria and Mitchell Stuart. Also survived by four sisters, two brothers, four aunts, two uncles And many friends. Memorial service Tuesday 7:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorial gathering Tuesday 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MAZUREK MOLLIE A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 12:30 PM until time of service at 6:00 PM at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mile), Warren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MELVIN R. HENDERSON SANDUSKY Melvin R. Henderson, age 92, of Sandusky passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Port Huron Hospital. He was born on June 10, 1916 in Sandusky the son of the late: Elroy and Iva (Starr) Henderson. He married Isabella Mae Bissett on March 5, 1941 in Sandusky. She passed away on October 7, 2002. Mr. Henderson was an avid participant in antique tractor shows. He enjoyed having his tractor in local parades. He attended Yale Presbyterian Church. He is survived by two sons: Ivan (Amy) Henderson, of Sandusky and R. Jay (Carrie) Henderson, of Sandusky. One daughter, Julie Foote and friend Jack Nielsen, of Lakeview. Seven grandchildren. Twelve great grandchildren. One brother, Harlyn (Gladys) Henderson, of Sandusky. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Henderson. One brother, Harold Henderson. Funeral Services have been held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky with Pastor Dave Schreiber, of Yale officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorials may be made to the Yale Presbyterian Church or Octagon Barn. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MEYERSON SHIRLEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beloved wife of the late George Meyerson. Dear mother of Lawrence (Elaine) Meyerson. Loving grandmother of Anne Meredith (Douglas) Mandeville. Cherished sister of Lila (Joseph) Cogen and the late Lawrence Herzberg. Devoted daughter of the late Birdie and the late Alick Herzberg. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 2 P.M. MONDAY AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MILLER ROBERT S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beloved husband of Judy Miller. Dear father of Karen (Larry) Farber, Debbie (Jim) Black, and Richard (Sandy) Miller. Loving grandfather of Rachel Fleish, David Fleish, Jennifer Black, Alex Black, Josh, Sami, Kevin and Katie Miller. Brother of Dr. Herbert (Susan) Miller. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES SUNDAY 12 NOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will be held at the R.C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park, Sunday, Oct 5, 3-9 p.m. and Monday, Oct 6, 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Prayers will be held Tuesday morning Oct 7, at the funeral home, 9:30 a.m., going to Christ The Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lincoln Park for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass. Interment St.Hedwig Cemetery.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "MIKE" Age 49, of Farmington, September 29, 2008. Beloved son of Irene and the late Albert. Dear brother of David and Julie. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 6th, 11:00 a.m at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 574 S. Sheldon Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170. Memorials suggested to the church. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, (248-474-5200).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MOSHENKO MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday 1-9 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Please share a memory with the family at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mabel L. Lehndorff Lapeer Mabel L. Lehndorff, 93, of Lapeer for many years, growing up in Rapsom, passed away Wednesday (October 1, 2008). She was born October 14, 1914, in Rapsom, to James and Mary (McFarland) Stickney. She married Alfred Lehndorff on June 12, 1950 at the family farm in Rapsom. Mrs. Lehndorff worked for the Frederick, Marysville and Lapeer school districts for 20 years. She was a teacher at Lapeer West High School in the business department. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing and baking. Mabel was a social person and worked at keeping in touch with friends. She always enjoyed having a cat as a pet and extension of the family. She is survived by her nieces, Linda (Dan) Nyssen of Knoxville, Tenn., Darlene (Tim) Stevenson of Swartz Creek; great-nieces and nephews, Zachary Stevenson, Chad Nyssen, Andrew Nyssen, Sheena Borrie, Adam Stevenson; 7 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Alfred Lehndorff on

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Margaret Maxine Ahr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Margaret M. Ahr, age 87, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Centreville, Mich., passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at her home following a year long battle with cancer. Margaret was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., on June 18, 1921, a daughter of Matthew and Eva (Clark) Beedy. Margaret and her second husband, John, lived in Centreville from 1958 until 1979, where they raised harness horses. She enjoyed going to casinos and loved gardening, especially the flowers she grew when she lived in Arizona. She was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Margie Mae Hanshue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Margie Mae (Baird) Hanshue, age 94, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born July 26, 1914, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Waldo and Martha (Kopanski) Baird. Margie had resided in Sturgis since 1957, coming from Muskegon. On Aug. 29, 1939, she married Norman Hanshue in Grand Rapids. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a clerk at Bucknell Gift Shop in Sturgis. Margie was a member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marilyn Bonner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BONNER, Marilyn Lou (Keesler) - Age 81, resident of Fenton for nearly 30 years, formally of Flint, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, October 4, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Fenton, 503 S. Leroy St., Fenton with Rev. Larry McMellen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Linden. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until the time of service at the church. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marjorie J. Ballantine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marjorie June Ballantine, 87, of 1301 Cato Lane, Sturgis, Mich., died Sept. 28, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village, following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Arrangements are by the Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mark A. Grant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mark A. Grant lost his fight with cancer on Sept. 20, 2008, at Williamson Medical Center in Tennessee. He was born in Loma Linda, Calif. on Sept. 29, 1962. He was raised in Hillsdale and graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1980. After graduation he moved back to California where he worked for and later purchased Foster’s Appliance. Four years ago he sold the business and moved to Lewisburg, Tenn. and semi-retired. Bored with retirement, he went to work for Marshall County Courthouse as a Deputy Clerk…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marthena C. McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marvin A. Navarre Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marvin A. Navarre, 87, of Monroe died at 2:19 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marvin A. Navarre May 14, 1921-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marvin A. Navarre, 87, of Monroe died at 2:19 a.m. Friday at the home of his loving daughter Janice Jordan. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marvin Charles Arms, Sr. Columbiaville Marvin Charles Arms, Sr., 78, of Columbiaville (formerly of Lapeer), passed away September 28, 2008. He was born March 21, 1930, in Lapeer, to Harrison and Emily C. (Smith) Arms. He married Donna Joyce Farrington on December 27, 1951 at the Liberty Street Church in Lapeer by Rev. Hemmingway. Mr. Arms graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1948. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Marvin worked for General Motors for over 30 years and was a member of UAW Local 659. Marvin was a member of the Columbiaville Village Council for 10 years. After he retired from GM, he worked for Cross Roads Village in Flint for another 14 years He worked in the toy barn and loved to perform magic and juggling for the kids, both at Crossroads and at home. He loved woodworking. Marvin's family would like to especially thank the people of Heartland Hospice for their loving care. He is survived by his children, Darlene (Mike)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary A. McCammon Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary A. McCammon, 89, of Monroe died at 9:16 p.m. Thursday in the emergency room at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Belle Withey Died Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Belle Withey, 95, of North Port, Fla., formerly of South Rockwood, died Wednesday at Quality Health Care Center in Nort Port. Arrangements pending with Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Rockwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary McCammon Aug. 1, 1938-Oct. 2, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary McCammon, age 89, of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008 in Monroe after a short illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Maxine Lucille Sprank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maxine Lucille Sprank, of Muir, age 90, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Michael Lemanski 1964-2008 Michael Lemanski, 44, Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center of Saginaw. He was born on March 31, 1964 in Detroit, the son of Karen (Bucholtz) Lemanski and the late Leonard Lemanski. Michael and April Thorning were united in marriage in February 2006. He was a former employee of Drive All Manufacturing of Harbor Beach and a current employee of Valley Gear Manufacturing of Bad Axe. He is survived by his son, Michael Paul Lemanski, Harbor Beach; his mother, Karen Lemanski, Port Hope; sisters, Terry (Andy) Lemanski, Palms, Kathy Fowler, Canton, Darla (Jeff) Edgerly, Chesterfield Township, Lisa Pleiness, Troy and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. Lyle Calkins officiated, with burial taking place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Myrtle Hubbard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Myrtle Hubbard, age 81, of Clinton passed away Oct. 1, 2008, at the home of her daughter.  According to her wishes private services have taken place with burial in Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor. Arrangements were through the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Condolences to the family may be made online at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NIEDEK VIRGINIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica, Sunday 2-8 p.m. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Family request donations to the Gleaners Community Food Bank. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory at, .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • NORKIEWICZ GERALD J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Monday 7 p.m. In state Tuesday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Matthias Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd. (Between Schoenherr and Clinton River Rd.) Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Foundation appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Norma J. Cunningham, 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Norma Jane Cunningham, 101, of Charlevoix, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey surrounded by many of her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Otis Jacob Conrad Columbiaville Otis Jacob Conrad, 85, of Columbiaville for 42 years (formerly of Copemish, Mich.), passed away September 27, 2008. He was born August 22, 1923, in Copemish, Mich., to Calvin and Emma (Sears) Conrad. He married Bernice Grant on November 21, 1959 in Traverse City. Mr. Conrad served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a charter member of VFW Post 2409 in Otter Lake and the Copemish American Legion. Otis was an electrician and a proud member of Local 948 in Flint. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Conrad of Columbiaville; children, Deborah (Richard) Miles of Clifford, Douglas (Linda) Conrad of Fenton, Vickie (Frank) Journigan of Millington, and Timothy (Cynthia Wadsworth) Conrad of Lapeer; foster daughter, Audrea of Suttons Bay; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Emma Conrad; sisters, Carrie Defyer and Edith Spring; brothers, Leon and Clarence Conrad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Otto Braddock, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Otto “Brad” G. Braddock, age 84, of Holland, died Friday, July 3, 2008 at home. He will be buried at Adamsville Cemetery in Edwardsburg. Arrangements by Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PATERSON SARA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (nee. Busse) October 2, 2008 Beloved wife of David for 38 years. Dear mother of Andrew Paterson (Kathleen) and Elizabeth Paterson. Grandmother of Campbell Paterson. Sister of Judy Shoop (A.C. "Tom") and Ann Geeslin (Dr. James). Memorial service Monday 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Memorials tributes to Henry Ford Hospital, Lung Transplant Program, 1 Ford Place, 5A, Detroit, MI 48202. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home. (248) 549-0500. View obituary and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PENKALA ANNA C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday 2:00 - 8:00 pm at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150) Rosary service Monday 8:00 pm. In State Tuesday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10:00 am at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick). Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice. Please Share a memory with the family at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PONIC URSULA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Parish Church, 5407 County Rd., 35 Comber, Ontario from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PRIEHS MARTHA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "MARCY" (NEE WETHERBEE) Peacefully October 1, 2008 in Winter Park, Florida. Age 77, formerly of Farmington. Beloved mother of A. Davis "Dave" (Penny), Dr. Daniel R. (Carla), Timothy N. and Martha "Marti" Hartman (Dr. Kenneth). Grandmother of Ross, Quinn, Carly, Daniel, Catherine, Lily, Sam, Bethany and Alexander. Sister of the late Joanne Webster. Former wife of Alvin C. "Bud". Memorial service Saturday, October 18th 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PRZESLICA JOHN JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Church, 3151 Farnsworth (corner of McDougall) Detroit. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at, .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PURDY HELEN L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          September 29, 2008. Dear wife of the late Hugh R. Private Funeral arrangements made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, Inc., 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Foundation for South East Michigan, C/O Colony Town Club, 23326 Edsel Ford Ct., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pamela Jo Barnes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pamela Jo Barnes, 59 of Colon, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a long illness.  She was born in Three Rivers, Mich., on Aug. 7, 1949, a daughter of Joseph and Glenna (Carlin) Happel.  Pam graduated from Mendon High School in 1967 and later received a degree in cosmetology from the James Dictor School in California.  Pam married Richard Jones of Colon. While they were together she enjoyed drag racing and brought home many trophies.  They were…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Patricia Seibers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Patricia Seibers, 73, of Morenci passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at home. She was born on Aug. 1, 1935, in Flint, the daughter of Lewis and Arva (Saunders) Campell. On Nov. 5, 1955, in Angola, Ind., she married Joe Seibers. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2004. Patricia moved to Morenci in 2000, to be close to her daughter and husband. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She attended the Morenci Christian Fellowship church. Survivors include a daughter, Liana (Paul Sr.) Corrin of Morenci; two…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RONALD W. AMON LEXINGTON HEIGHTS Ronald W. Amon, age 61 of Lexington Heights and formerly of Peck died Sept. 25, 2008. He was born January 14, 1947 in Sandusky to George and Zola Amon. Ronnie graduated from Peck High School Class of 1965 and attended Dryden Technical Institute in Chicago where he received his associates degree. Ronnie served in the United States Air Force and on May 24, 1969 married Rosemary Osko. He retired from Northrop Grumman after 40 years as an electronics nuclear technician. He was a member of the Croswell and Peck American Legion. His favorite hobby was flying model airplanes. He is survived by his wife Rosemary and several cousins. A gathering for family and friends will be Wednesday from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Carman Funeral Home in Peck. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from Carman Funeral Home in Peck. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Port Huron Citadel. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Raleigh W. Wadsworth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Raleigh M. Wadsworth, age 72, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away early Sunday morning Sept. 28, 2008, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Three Rivers, Mich. He was born April 21, 1936, in Sturgis, Mich., a son of the late Ruben and Mary Wadsworth. Raleigh had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his whole life. On July 19, 1983, he married Marilyn King in Sturgis. He was a welder by trade and had been employed by G.F. Business Equipment in Sturgis for many years. When the company closed he joined…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Richard R. Wertenberger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard R. Wertenberger, of Osseo passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at his home. He was born May 23, 1918 in Monroe County, Ida Township, the son of Jesse and Ella Wertenberger. He married Violet Breitner on Sept. 28, 1940 in Summerfield Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg. Richard and Violet lived in the Ida Township area until February of 1967 and then they moved to the Osseo area. He is survived by his wife, Violet; one brother, Wayne of Rogers City; two granddaughters, Karinya and her husband Denny…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard Sisty, 77

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Veteran Richard D. Sisty, age 77, of Holland, MI, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at Holland Community Hospital. Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Morenci, MI, he was the son of William and Margaret (Hutson) Sisty. He retired from the US Navy, after more than 22 years of service, and he was the former owner of the Wood Shed in Douglas, MI, he also worked at the Dunes View Quick Stop in Saugatuck for 17 years. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Sisty, one brother Raymond Sisty of Iowa, two sisters Betty…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ronnie Ray Penn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ronnie Ray Penn, U.S. Navy Retired, passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nev.,  on Sept. 28, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Sturgis, Mich. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Carol (Snow) Penn, Las Vegas.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vickie Penn, Arlington, Tenn.; son, Monte Snow, Las Vegas; and Monte's fiance, Valerie McClain, Centreville, Mich.; grandchildren, Morgan, Krysti and Michael Patrick Penn, Arlington, Tenn., and Mallory (Snow) Bunte and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Royal L. Miller

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SCARNECCHIA IRMA A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 5 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Monday 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass 9 a.m. at St. Matthew, 6021 Whittier (at Harper Avenue), Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SCHEPMAN C MARGARET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 1:30-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Ave. (W. of Sheldon) in Canton. Scripture Service 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11441 Hubbard (E. of Farmington). In state viewing at church 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SCHROEDER MILDRED BILLIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 3, 2008. Age 92. Beloved mother of Patricia D. (Robert) Bawiec. Dear sister of Donald Counts. Grandmother of Frank, Brian, and Jamie. Great-grandmother of Amber. Funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Monday 1-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SCHRUPP ROBERT L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Of Waterford, suddenly October 2, 2008, at 48 years of age. Funeral service Monday, October 6, 2008, 11 a.m. at St. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7925 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston. Private committal service to follow. Family will receive friends at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford, Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Schrupp Educational Fund, c/o St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 3790 Sashabaw, Waterford 48329, St. Stephan Lutheran School, Lutheran Special Education Ministries or…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SEILE GEORGE R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner 18 & Ryan). Funeral service Monday, Instate 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. St. Jane Frances DeChantal Catholic Church, 38750 Ryan Rd. Interment Resurrection Cemetery

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved daughter of the late Annette and the late Seymour Serling. Loving sister of Michael (Elaine) Serling. Dear aunt of Alizah (Adam) Forman and Dana Serling. Proud great aunt of Alexis and Danielle Forman. Also survived by many other loving relatives, friends and her cherished cat, Cozy. SERVICES 2 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SHRADER RALPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved husband of Dorothy and father to Stephen Shrader (Marianne), Marilyn (Robert) Graham and Marlene (James) Badgero passed peacefully on Thursday, October 2. He also was grandfather to ten and great grandfather to 14. Mr. Shrader owned and operated a successful automotive chemical supply company in Detroit for many years before retiring to enjoy golf, where he became widely recognized for his Plus 4s on the Red Run Golf Club course in Royal Oak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SLESINSKI NORBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture and 8 p.m. Rosary at the Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd. Funeral Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods. In state 9:30 a.m. with Mass 10 a.m. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials to Capuchin Soup Kitchen appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STANKOWSKI REBA E (SIZEMORE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 90. October 4, 2008 of Clinton Township. Loving wife of the late Edward Stankowski. Beloved mother of Diane (Stephen) Materna and Edward (Ebby) Stankowski. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of four. Sister of Robert Smith and Geneva Wallace. Leaves many nieces and nephews. Visitaiton Monday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Please share a memory with the family at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • STREPEK JOHN M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 5:00-8:00 PM. Monday 2:00-8:00 PM. Parish rosary Monday 7:00 PM. Funeral service Tuesday 9:15 AM Krot Funeral Home, 2687 Caniff Hamtramck. Mass of Christian burial St. Florian Church Tuesday 10:00 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • STRICKLAND MARCIA CONNELL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  90, a lifelong civic and community volunteer and resident of Southern Pines and Pinehurst for 38 years. Died September 30, 2008 at Moore Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Strickland was born August 18, 1918 in Detroit, MI and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, Class of 1939, of which class she would become president. She was selected Queen of the Big Ten in 1939 and represented the Elgin Watch Company at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. A member of the Delta Gamma…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SURPRENANT THEODORE M JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. at St. Matthias Church, 12509 19 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Clinton River Rd.) Sterling Heights until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery. Please share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selma M. Illikainen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Selma M. Illikainen, 91, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Ironwood, surrounded by family and loved ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sharron Lee Clark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HURLEY, Wis. -- Sharron Lee Clark, 66, of Hurley, formerly of Lohrville, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sister Guigar, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sister Marie Therese Guigar, formerly known as Sister Martin Joseph Guigar, died on Oct. 1, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 80 years of age and in the 61st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Marie Therese was born in Tyre, Mich., to Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Freiburger) Guigar. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Siena Heights College (University) in…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • T. Marie Bodell March 8, 1918-Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                T. Marie Bodell of Erie died Tuesday. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon; dear mother of Dr. John (Janet) and Thomas (Carol); dearest grandmother to Dawn, Thomas and Bryan. She was also survived by 5 greatgrandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • TOMBERG IDA M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions to Beaumont Hospice Fund. Interment Atlantic Mine, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TONELLO NILO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 85 of St. Clair Shores. Died October 3, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife Geraldine Tonello (Krause). Loving father of Alanna (James) De Yonker, Ronald, Duane, and Darlene (Richard) Cox. Also survived by a sister Rea Wilkerson, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will have a private memorial at a later date. Arrangements by Walter Scott Skupny Funeral Home, 28605 Gratiot, Roseville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tatum M. Wallace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thomas Schmidt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schmidt, Thomas H. Saginaw, Michigan Passed away on October 2, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan. His complete obituary will be published in Sunday's Edition of The Saginaw News. Arrangements entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tim Ronald Streu Lapeer Tim Ronald Streu, 56, of Lapeer, passed away Monday (September 29, 2008). He was born February 1, 1952, in Lapeer, to Ronald and Thelma Lee (Schreinert) Streu. Tim was a 1970 graduate of Lapeer High School. He enjoyed riding motorcycles. Tim was truly a Harley man. He is survived by his children, Kerry (Steve) Dibble of Florida, Shawn Streu of Michigan, Brandon Streu of Illinois; 3 grandchildren; mother, Lee Streu of Lapeer; sister, Julie (Roger McLean) Karpovich of Lapeer; nephews, Troy (Natalie) Karpovich of Clarkston, Michael Karpovich of Romeo. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Streu. Funeral services were held Friday (October 3, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Dawn Memorial Cemetery, Lapeer. Arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, (810)664-8111.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Todd A. Blair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Todd A. Blair, 38, of Hope passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • VERBEKE MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper (btwn. 12 and 13 Mile), St. Clair Shores on Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service 7 p.m. Funeral service at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church on Monday 10 a.m. In state 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Victor Jens Jensen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vina J. Meyers Lapeer Vina J. Meyers, 98, of Lapeer (formerly of Lisle, Ill., and West Branch, Iowa) passed away Tuesday (September 30, 2008). She was born February 26, 1910, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to William and Matilda (Deibner) Waugh. She married Henry M. Meyers on June 10, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa. Vina was a second grade teacher at West Branch Schools in West Branch, Iowa, for 35 years, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards of all kinds. She is survived by her children, Jim (Bonnie) Meyer of Naperville, Mich., Susan (Jim) Grosenbach of Lapeer; grandchildren, Lisa, Stephanie, Kristin; great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Caleb, Nathan, Timmy, Zachery, Austin, Matthew and Lexi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Meyers; granddaughter, Nicole Meyers; parents, William and Matilda Waugh; 2 brothers and a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Funeral services were held Thursday

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Violet V. Bishop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Violet V. Bishop, 80, of Beaverton passed away Sept. 20, 2008 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre following along illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILLOUGHBY BETTY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 25, 2008, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Herbert. Dear mother of Vicki Cook and James Willoughby. Dear grandmother of Michael and James. Dear sister of Nancy, Edna, Patricia, Deanna and the late Arthur, Edward, Theda, Wanda and Barbara. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 6, 7 p.m. at Berkley Community Church, 2855 Wiltshire Ave., Berkley (West of Coolidge and South of 12 Mile Rd.). Arrangements entrusted to the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WINALIS ESTELLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 1 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WOODRY MARYHELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          October 2, 2008, age 85. Wife of the late Norman. Dear mother of Lee (Sharon) and Terrance. Grandmother of Nicholas, Anne, Megan, Jason, Michael, and Stephen. Great-grandmother of Stephen, Christopher, Laura, Ashley, and Joshua. Sister-in-law of Joyce Moynihan. Funeral Service Monday 10 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Memorial Tributes may be made to Charity of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Warren Emerson Rasey Jan. 11, 1923-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Warren Emerson Rasey 85 years of Temperance, MI died Friday October 3, 2008 in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio at Perrysburg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William “Bill” Hartup Crites

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William “Bill” Hartup Crites, 66, went home to be with his Lord Jesus at 12:08 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Blackford Community Hospital ER. He was born June 29, 1942, in Blackford County and served in the United States Air Force from June 18, 1962 to June 17, 1966. Survivors include his sister Ann (Rex) Simmerman of Coldwater Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvary Christian – The Lighthouse Church, P.O. Box 108, Hartford City, IN 47348. Online condolences may be sent to the family at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wilma I. Hyatt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wilma I. Hyatt, 86, lifelong area resident, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Golden Years Adult Foster Care Home, Hillsdale. She was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Allen the daughter of George and Virginia Mae (VanSickle) Gillispie. Wilma attended the Allen, Jackson and Reading schools and worked at Billy Boy Products and Crotty Corporation.  In her leisure time, she was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and crocheting. On April 6, 1942, she married Nelson Hyatt and he preceded her in death in…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aura Jeane Schaefer age 73, of Durand, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Memorial Healthcare.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Leonard Warren Clarkson age 85, born in Eldorado, Ill., on May 14, 1923, passed away in Lansing, on Sept. 26, 2008, and is survived by Catherine, his beloved wife of 62 years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thomas James Rood former Owosso resident, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at his home in Taylor, Texas, after a short battle with cancer.

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