Sunday, November 2, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 11/02/08



      • Agnes N. Makela

        HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Agnes N. Makela, 80, a resident of the Douglas House Apartments and former White Pine resident passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, 2008, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past four weeks.

        • Alex A. Niedziakowski, 71

          Alex A. Niedziakowski, 71, of Ellsworth, died Oct. 29, 2008, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.

          • Alex A. Niedzialkowski, 71

            Alex A. Niedzialkowski, 71, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.

            • Alice V. Maki

              IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Alice V. Maki, 90, of 725 E. Margaret St., Ironwood, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, 2008, in Ironwood.

              • Arnold Leonard Golembieski

                Devoted son of Mary Czajkowska; beloved father of Desiree Marie Golembiewski; guardian to Sebastian Golembieski, Daphne Golembieski, and Myzcka Golembieski; brother to Virginia (George) North, Marlene (Rodney) McGraw, and Julia Golembiewski; preceded in death by brothers, Arthur Golembieski, Alfred Golembiewski and sister-in-law, Marion Golembiewski; also surviving, members of the Illustrious Coffee Clutch: George North and Terry Alpaugh. Retired Executive Director of the Community Action Agency, humble…

                • 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.

                  • BARANOWSKI CHESTER L

                    Monday 1-8 pm. Rosary service 7:15 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Michigan. Please see our online obituary/guestbook:

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

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                        • BOUCHER ALICE V

                          aged 94, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald. Alice is survived by her children, Thomas (Dawn) Boucher, Patricia Boucher, Gerald (Patricia) Boucher; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Paterna; special friend, Liz Lauretta; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m at Grand Lawn Cemetery, 23501 Grand River Ave., Detroit, with a time of visiting in the chapel beginning at 1:00 p.m.…

                          • BOWERS GERRE (NEE WOOD)

                            begins at church 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial tributes to Lourdes Convalescent Home, 2300 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

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                              • BROOKS MARIAN

                                Age 69 passed away October 26, 2008 in Mesa, Arizona while in-house hospice. She was the widow of Joseph Brooks, Sr. Surviving are her two children, Pamela Brooks of Mesa, AZ and Joseph Brooks, Jr. of Lincoln Park, MI. Grandchildren: Thomas Narva, Jr., Tanya and Crystal Brooks. Also survived by her brother George Dingman. According to Marian's request, no services were held. Arrangements made by Allen Funeral Home, Mesa, AZ.

                                • BUKOVINAC FLORENCE J

                                  Age 81, October 29, 2008. Wife of the late Markus. Beloved mother of Diane McNamara, David, Dawn (John) Defiore, Donna (Randy) Holley, Doreen (Paul) Sharpe, and Debbie. Many grandchildren. Sister of Kenneth Olson. Arrangements by Querfeld Funeral Home, Dearborn, MI.

                                  • Barbara Manick

                                    Barbara J. Manick, 67, of Wyandotte, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.  She was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Detroit, to Alexander and Kathleen (Horvath) Vargo. She was married Sept. 13, 1958 to Rudolph C.J. Manick and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Rudolph Jr. (Julie) Manick of Benzonia, Roger (Kim) Manick of Hillsdale and Rick Manick of Woodhaven; daughter, Renay (Manuel) Mantecon of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Manuel, Alexis, Zachary, Michael and Rudy…

                                    • Barbara Symons

                                      Barbara Symons, 87, of Dimondale and formerly of Coldwater, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Dimondale Nursing Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                      • Bertha L. Ravey

                                        BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Bertha L. Ravey, 90, of Burnsville, Minn., passed away Oct. 20, 2008, at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville, with her loving and caring family by her side.

                                        • Betty L. Lantz

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

                                          • Beverly I. Demerest, 73

                                            Beverly I. Demerest age 73, of West Branch, passed away October 31, 2008 at her home after an extended illness. Bev was born on October 12, 1935 to Edward and Alvena (Green) Gelinas. She lived in West Branch for most of her life and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Bev is survived by her children Daniel J. (Debra) Demerest of Saugatuck, Lee Ann M. (Michael) Wade of Houghton Lake and Mark D. (Linda) Demerest of Grand Haven, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. Also…

                                            • Bobbi Jo Stone

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

                                              • Byron "Bud" T. Neidhamer, 82

                                                Byron "Bud" T. Neidhamer, 82, of Boyne City, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family members on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008.

                                                • CARPENTER MICHAEL PERRY

                                                  is Sun. 2-9 p.m. with Funeral on Monday 10:00 a.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St. (Livernois, N. of 14) Clawson Burial Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorials to American Diabettes Association.

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                                                    • COHEN CLARA

                                                      Beloved wife of the late Harry C. Cohen. Dear mother of Diane (Irving) Keene, Linda Cohen and Steven J. (Peggy) Cohen. Loving grammy of Helene (Marty) Davidson, David (Kate) Klein, Hannah Cohen, John (Dawn) Keene, Patty (Bill) Sheeran and Bill (Jennifer) Keene. Great-grandmother of Jennifer and Laura Davidson, Ben and Gabe Klein, Dustin and Josie Keene, Jason, Sam and Matthew Sheeran and Julia Keene. Also survived by her loving caregiver and friend Earlene Perry. SERVICES 12:30 SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE…

                                                      • COOPER CHASE CRANE

                                                        • CUNNINGHAM MARY ELIZABETH (NEE FRANCISCO)

                                                          • Carol LaVerne Arnold

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

                                                            • 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 Dalton

                                                                Charles Dalton, 74, of Grand Rapids, died on Monday, Oct. 27. He is survived by his four daughters, Diane (Bill) Shaw, Susanne (Kurt) Dalton-Nummerdor, Mary Dalton, Jane (Kevin) Loftis; four grandchil...

                                                                • Charlotte Jellison, 85

                                                                  Mrs. Charlotte S. Jellison (Scott), age 85, of Holland, passed away October 25, 2008, at LakeSide Vista & Villas of Holland.  Charlotte was born in Mexico, MO, and lived throughout the midwest when she was growing up.  She met her husband, Jim, when they were both working for General Electric in Fort Wayne, IN.  Jim and Charlotte moved to Holland in 1960.  Charlotte was an avid gardener, a great cook, loved to dance and play games, especially bridge.  She was the Executive Director of the Holland…

                                                                  • Cher Bernard

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

                                                                    • Clarence Bouws, 91

                                                                      Mr. Clarence B. Bouws, age 91 passed away Friday, October 31, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, son-in-law Tim Helmus, his four brothers and four sisters.  Surviving are his children, John and Beth Bouws of Holland, Barb Helmus of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Douglas and Sheri Bouws of Lincoln, CA, Robert and Amy Bouws of Hudsonville, Brent and Kristyn Bouws of Holland, Kara Bouws of Grandville, Kristin and Jason Smith of Ambridge, PA, Jill and Russ Lampen of Grand Rapids, Jeff and Rebecca…

                                                                      • Clayton Woolner

                                                                        Services for Clayton Woolner, age 92, of Milan are pending with visitation at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, on Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                                                        • Constance A. 'Connie' Borca

                                                                          IRON BELT, Wis. -- Constance A. "Connie" Borca, 103, a longtime Iron Belt resident, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2008, in Hurley.

                                                                          • DENSMORE ELEANOR J

                                                                            of Kalamazoo Passed away October 24, 2008 at Friendship Village in Kalamazoo. She was born June 24, 1917 in Detroit, to the late Christian and Elise (Petersen) Nielsen. She married Jack Densmore, in California, on November 21, 1942. Jack preceded her in death on August 6, 2008. Eleanor became a Registered Nurse, receiving her training at Ford Hospital in Detroit. She also attended Wayne State University. She continued to help others for 60 years until finally retiring at the age of 80. Surviving Eleanor are…

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

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                                                                              • DUNN DONALD

                                                                                Sunday at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Instate at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook, Novi Monday at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Memorials in Mr. Dunn's name can be made to Haworth Center for Assisted Living, 30225 13 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. On line sympathy messages at

                                                                                • Dennis DeBlock Jan. 28, 1949-Oct. 30, 2008

                                                                                  Dennis DeBlock, age 59, of Carleton, Mich., died on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at his home.

                                                                                  • Dolores Mary Carson, 91

                                                                                    Dolores M. Carson, 91, of Petoskey and formerly of Lincoln Park, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2008, at Bay Bluffs of Harbor Springs.

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

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                                                                                      • EVANS OWEN H JR

                                                                                        age 82, of Woodhaven, died October 30, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Rita May. Loving father of Cathy (Rick) Dennis, Mark (Tema), John (Suzanne), and Mike (Terri) Barber. Grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of five. Private services have already been held. Arrangements by the Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313-561-0002.

                                                                                        • Edward A. Betzner Oct. 30, 2008

                                                                                          Edward A. Betzner, 88, of Monroe, died at 12:51 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                          • Edward Albert Betzner March 25, 1920-Oct. 30, 2008

                                                                                            Edward A. Betzner, 88, of Monroe died at 12:51 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev.

                                                                                            • Eldon L. "Obby" Liedel Sept. 22, 1935-Oct. 28, 2008

                                                                                              Eldon L. quot;OBBY quot; Liedel, age 73, formerly of Maybee, MI., passed away October 28, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Nursing Care Center. He had been in declining health. Obby was born September 22, 1935 in Maybee to Luke and Hattie (Baum) Liedel.

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

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                                                                                                • Elmer "Gene" Smith July 15, 1929- Oct. 28, 2008

                                                                                                  Elmer quot;Gene quot; Smith was born on July 15, 1929 in Blakey, Kentucky from the marriage of Stewart Smith and Detta (Taulbee) Smith. He attended school in the hills of Kentucky but began work at an early age.

                                                                                                  • Elmer (Gene) Smith Oct. 28, 2008

                                                                                                    Elmer (Gene) Smith, 79, of Newport died at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday at his home. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                  • Ernest L. Wagner Oxford Ernest L. Wagner, age 83, of Oxford died Monday (October 27, 2008) at Lapeer County Medical Care Center. He was born in Roger City, March 23. 1925 to the late Edward & Theresa (Haselhuhn) Wagner, and has resided in the Pontiac & Oxford area most of his life. He was married Anna Schutz November 7, 1969 in Roseville. Mr. Wagner retired from Pontiac Motor Division after 35 years in skilled trades. Answering the call of his country Ernest served in the Fifth Marine Division as a machine gunner in World War II seeing action in the Pacific theater and was wounded on Iwo Jima. He was a member of the DAV, VFW and was the first elected president of the Orion-Oxford FOE #3613. He was an accomplished winemaker, gardener, an avid bowler, and fisherman and loved to read. Ernest will be sadly missed by many friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty years Anna; sons, Thomas (Cheryl) Wagner of Orion, Alan (Cheryl) Wagner of White Lake; daughters, L

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                                                                                                    • Esther W. Rintala

                                                                                                      IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Esther W. Rintala, 92, of 127 N. Curry St., Ironwood, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in Ironwood, surrounded by her family.

                                                                                                      • Ethel E. Riley

                                                                                                        Ethel E. Riley, age 94 years, of Hudson, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 30, 2008, in the Hudson Place Adult Care Home in Hudson. She was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Lyons, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Rebecca (Johnson) Barnes. She married Cleo K. Riley on Nov. 9, 1951, at Angola, Indiana. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2001.  Ethel had lived in Hudson since 1952, coming from Onsted. Ethel and her husband spent 19 winters in Ruskin, Florida. She enjoyed craft work and was a former member of the…

                                                                                                        • Eugene DeWitt, 84

                                                                                                          Eugene I. DeWitt, 84, of Holland, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Mulder Chapel of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home.

                                                                                                          • Evelyn R. Pritchett

                                                                                                            Evelyn R. Pritchett, 70, of Coldwater, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater. Arrangements are by the Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater., (517) 278-2311.

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

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                                                                                                              • FERGUSON SARA

                                                                                                                Beloved wife of David Ferguson. Dear daughter of Eileen Kolodin and Elliot and Suzi Kolodin. Loving mother of Jordan, Lilli and Alli Ferguson. Dearest granddaughter of Florence Slifkin. Devoted sister of Robert Kolodin and Lorne (Beth) Kolodin. Dearest daughter-in-law of Lynn Ferguson and the late Al Ferguson. Sister-in-law of Amy (Brian) Conley. Also survived by many other loving family members and a world of devoted friends. SERVICES MONDAY 2:00 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000.…

                                                                                                                • FRANCZAK SYLVIA AGATHA

                                                                                                                  Age 89, of Rochester Hills, October 26, 2008. Loving wife of the late Louis. Dear mother of Gregory and the late Nancy Franczak. Grandmother of Rachel (Christopher) Pavelek and Jenifer (Tod) Vogel. Great-grandmother of Willa, Thea and Anna. Sister of Rita (Steven) Smerek. Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 10 a.m. with an in state of 9:30 a.m. at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 771 Old Perch Rd., Auburn Hills. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 23, 2008 and Monday, November 24, 2008, 2-8…

                                                                                                                  • Florence M (Greer) Rebone

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

                                                                                                                    • Frances Hardy

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

                                                                                                                      • Frank J. Moon Lapeer Frank J. Moon, age 72, of Lapeer passed away Thursday (October 30, 2008). He was born March 19, 1936 in Attica to Eddie and Margurite (Hunsinger) Moon Mr. Moon was a construction and excavation supervisor. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Frank enjoyed bowling, golf and fishing. He was a fantastic cook and his sour cream cookies were especially great. He is survived by his children, Kim (Larry) Ito of Houston, TX, Kathy Prevatt of Alma, Lura (Robert) Dice of Kingston, Franklin "Jake" (Paula) Moon of Hadley, Becci Dhart of Imlay City, Candy Moon of Lapeer, Robert (Constance) Johnson of OH, Timothy Johnson of Lapeer, James Johnson of Flint; many, many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Kandy (Bill) Herrin of OH, Ruth (Lefty) Wagner of Imlay City, Lucille Gembarski of Harbor Beach, Leona Smith of Imlay City, Leo (Cathy) Carr of Harrison, Burley (Wanda) Carr of East Jordan; several nieces and nephews; special pet

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                                                                                                                        • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

                                                                                                                          Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.

                                                                                                                          • GARASCIA DOLORES EVE

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

                                                                                                                            • GATESY GERALDINE V

                                                                                                                              Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit on-line guest book at

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                                                                                                                                      • Gerald “Jerry” Milks

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

                                                                                                                                        • Gertrude J. Bauchan

                                                                                                                                          • Glen R. Danielson

                                                                                                                                            WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Glen R. Danielson, 76, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Long-Term Care Unit in Ontonagon.

                                                                                                                                            • Gloria I. Houghton

                                                                                                                                              Gloria I. Houghton, 85, of Cadillac, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                              • Gloria M. Brackett

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

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                                                                                                                                                  • Alice E. Meinhart, 94, of Monroe died at 11 p.m. Monday at Medilodge of Monroe. She had been in poor health for 3 years.

                                                                                                                                                    • HATTEY FREDERICK G

                                                                                                                                                      2-9 pm Monday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 pm. Ritual service under auspices of Bruce Post #1147 VFW 7:30 pm Monday. Instate at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Tuesday until mass at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society or a charity of donor's choice appreciated.

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                                                                                                                                                        • HESLOP DELBERT

                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 4-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Nardin Park Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

                                                                                                                                                          • HOFFMAN RICHARD A

                                                                                                                                                            Monday 2-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave. (1 block West of Farmington Rd.), downtown Farmington. Memorials suggested to the church. Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                            • HOPE DENNIS R SR

                                                                                                                                                              October 26, 2008, age 63. Beloved husband of Beverlee. Dear father of Lisa Marie (Daniel) Smith, Jeffrey (Laura) and Dennis (Heather) Hope. Dear grandfather of Jonathon (Megan) Sullivan and Jacqueline Sullivan. Private arrangements were entrusted to the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                              • Harlen J. Van Deilen ("Van") Jan. 14, 1923-Oct. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                Harlen J. Van Deilen ( quot;Van quot;), 85, of Lambertville died Oct. 25, 2008. Born in Toledo January 14, 1923, he attended Duquene University, Westpoint, and served as a WWII B-17 pilot.

                                                                                                                                                                • Harold R. Foulks

                                                                                                                                                                  COLDWATER — Harold R. Foulkes, 87, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Cremation has taken place. Harold was born Aug. 31, 1921 in Yoder, Ind. to Norman and Olive (Coverdale) Foulks. He married Barbara Mansfield in 1962. Mr. Foulks served as a captain in the U.S. Army during WWII. He spent many years in Woodburn, Ind. where he drove truck for the E.W. Bohren…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Helen F. Koslosky Aug. 11, 1914-Oct. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                    Helen F. Koslosky, age 94 of Carleton, died October 29, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Helen F. Koslosky Oct. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      Helen F. Koslosky, 94, of Carleton died Wednesday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Helen F. Sontag

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

                                                                                                                                                                        • Howard D. Aldrich

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

                                                                                                                                                                          • Howard Eugene Nichols

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

                                                                                                                                                                            • Ida Mae Martinez

                                                                                                                                                                              Ida Mae Martinez, 49, of Branch, died of complications relating to the treatment of leukemia on Oct. 27 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was the daughter of the late Roy Lewis and ...

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                • JACKSON JANICE

                                                                                                                                                                                  • JOHNSON-LAPEIKIS SHARON LEE

                                                                                                                                                                                    October 27, 2008. Wife of Edward. Daughter of Jean Fradenburgh. Mother of Bryan McNamara. Sister of Paul Johnson. Memorial Mass Thursday November 6, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thecla Catholic Church, Clinton Township.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jacob K. Vandenberg, 97

                                                                                                                                                                                      Jacob K. Vandenberg, 97, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jacob Vandenberg, 97

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jacob Vandenberg, 97, of Ellsworth, died Oct. 29, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • James Matthew Tierney

                                                                                                                                                                                          James Matthew Tierney, 84, of Pentwater, died Monday, Oct. 27. He was born in Birmingham May 30, 1924, to Francis and Sarah Jamison Tierney originally of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He grew up in the ...

                                                                                                                                                                                          • James R. Hurley

                                                                                                                                                                                            James R. Hurley, 66, of Allen, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Litchfield James A. Betty (Barnett) Hurley. He was married March 28, 1964 to Gloria Wight and she preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2006. Jim was a graduate of Litchfield High School. He retired from Crotty Corporation and had also been an employee of Addison Products from 1969 through 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Hurley and Kim (Jeffrey) Wilson, both of Allen; a son, Scott Hurley of Allen;…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • James Reagan Stockwell

                                                                                                                                                                                              • James “Jim” John Lowman

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jane Marie (Hanley) Merkel

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jane Marie (Hanley) Merkel, age 70, resided in Adrian, Mich., and passed away on Oct. 26, 2008. Beloved mother of Anita (Dennis) Dyer, Kevin Merkel, Monique (Victor) Rioux, Anthony Merkel, Patrick (Kelley) Merkel, Thomas (Michele) Merkel, Michael (Mary) Merkel, Rachael (Charles) Peak, Joseph (Renee) Merkel, and Danielle (Thad) Holden, cherished grandmother of 37 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late Joseph and Jane (Roberts) Hanley. No services will be held at her request.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jean A. Noel Nov. 30, 1945-Oct. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jean A. Noel, age 62, of Ann Arbor, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John D. "Jack" Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                    John D. “Jack” Smith, 75, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at his home. He was born March 19, 1933, in Detroit, to Norman and Helen (Barry) Smith. He was married June 30, 1951, to Dorothy Wendrychowicz; she survives in Jonesville. Jack was a meat cutter at Kroger’s, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid hunter, sportsman and loved the outdoors. He was a loving husband and father to his family. Surviving, besides his wife Dorothy, are…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KANCLERZ JOSEPHINE H

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sun 2-8 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth (btw Sheldon & Beck). Scripture service at 5 p.m.. In state Monday 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. John Neumann Church, 44800 Warren Rd, Canton. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorials may be made to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen. To share a memory, visit:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KARR FANNY

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved wife of the late Norman Karr. Devoted mother of Ernie (Joan) Karr, Paul (Susan) Karr, Barry (Erline) Karr. Cherished grandmother of Robin Karr, Todd (Gina) Karr, Lauren Karr, Stacey (Eric) Bean and cherished great-grandmother of Jovann Karr, Schuyler Karr Kendall Deighan, Audrey Deighan and Sierra Karr. SERVICES 2:30 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • KIRSCH-GROSS SHIRLEY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday at 5 p.m. with Memorial Service 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • KLUSACEK NATHALINE J

                                                                                                                                                                                                            "NAT" Age 91 of Highland, passed away on November 1, 2008. She is survived by daughters, Judith (Lee) Bishop, Lynne (Jim) Presley, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a sister, Dolores Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony in 1992, a son, Terry Klusacek in 1998, a granddaughter, Debbie Bishop, and a sister, Estelle Buttol. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Road, Highland, on Wednesday, November 5th, at 10 a.m.,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • KOPCHICK CHARLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monday 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until the time of Service 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 26510 Schoenherr, Warren. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Donations may be made to Faith Christian School, 23130 North Remick Dr., Clinton Twp. MI 48036. Please share a memory of Charles at

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • KRUSHLIN ERNEST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. today with a 1 p.m. Funeral Monday at BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville 734-697-4500

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kash Combs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kash Combs, 83, of Jonesville and formerly of Moscow, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. The funeral will be Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, Mich. The family will receive friends at the Janowiak Funeral Home in Ypsilanti from 1-8 p.m. Thursday. Please read his complete obituary and sign his guest book at "Where Families Come First." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kevin B. Cremeans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kevin B. Cremeans, age 50, of Adrian, passed away Oct. 29, 2008. Kevin was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Adrian, the son of Ezra and Jewell (Bates) Cremeans.  He is survived  by his mother, Jewell Winters; sisters, Nora (Calvin) Morgan, Lori (Paul) Garrow, Wanda (John) Serin, and Judi (Danny) Shaver; brothers, Herman (Lynette) Cremeans and Howard (Judy) Cremeans; and many nieces and nephews. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Ezra; a stepfather, Harlan Winters; brothers Cecil and Keith Cremeans; and a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LAIDLAW DORAN E SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 93 October 26, 2008. A member of the Detroit Executive Association. A private committal will take place in California. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 248-435-0660

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LAKTZIAN VASKEN GEORGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 6-9 p.m. Prayers 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Armenian Church, Southfield (248-569-3405). Funeral Service Monday 10:00 a.m. at the church. Military honors to follow the church service. Interment will be at Woodmere Cemetery. Memorial gifts in his memory may be made to St. Johns Armenian Church or Focus Armenia. Arrangements entrusted to the Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, 248-541-8325.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LANG JACQUELINE MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 77 October 29, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Frank, Jr. (Andrea). Dear sister of Rosalie, Mary Ann, John, Ronald, Gerald and Lorraine. Mrs. Lang was born in Kearny, New Jersey, was a 16 year resident of St. Clair Shores and resided in Warren since 1984. Share a memory with the family at:

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LaFRANCA JOHN J JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 49, of Port Orange, FL, October 28, 2008 at his residence. John was born August 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to Florida in 1981 from Warren. John graduated from Warren Woods Tower HS in 1977. John put up a strong fight against his battle with pancreatic cancer. He had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles, photography, classic cars and loved going to NASCAR races. John is survived by his wife, Laurie of 27 years, his daughter, Christina and son, Steven. He is also survived by his brother…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Leliah (Stockford) O’Dell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leliah M. (Stockford) O’Dell, 73, of Hillsdale, passed away Oct. 22, 2008.  Survivors include one sister Grace Wisner, one brother Marion Stockford, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Stockford and Gladys Armstrong and two brothers Jesse and Gerald Stockford.  Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday in Leonardson Cemetery, Reading Road, Pittsford, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Burke Jr. officiating. A special thanks to the Renaissance Community Homes.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lillian May McVay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lillian May McVay, 92, of Morenci, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian. She was born May 20, 1916, in Archbold, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur and Armeda (Grimm) Weber. She married Floyd G. McVay and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1963. Lillian was a lifelong Morenci area resident, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson, Michigan, and of the Medina Grange. Surviving Lillian are three daughters, Mary (John) Herr of Morenci, Annette McVay of Adrian and Cynthia McVay…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lorena Jean Rauh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lorena Jean Rauh, age 66, of Leonidas, Mich., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center Emergency Room in Kalamazoo.   Lorena was born Nov. 27, 1941, in Battle Creek, a daughter of the late Harold and Gladys (Shaw) Dunn.  On Feb. 7, 1959, she married Richard D. Rauh in Colon.  Lorena had lived most all of her life in the Leonidas area where she was a homemaker, and she had also worked at the Colon Dime Store for several years.  She enjoyed snowmobiling, throwing darts and especially…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lorraine A. GeBott

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Louis “Lou” P. Smith

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lynn Albring April 12, 1933- Oct. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lynn Albring, 75 years, of Temperance, MI passed away October 30, 2008 in Lake Park Comfort Care, Sylvania. A lifelong farmer and resident of Temperance he owned and operated the Albring Farms and Greenhouses for 58 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lynn Markham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lynn Marie Markham (Tifft), December 17, 1958 - October 28, 2008. Lynn Marie Markham, 49, passed away at her home in Mt. Pleasant on October 27, 2008. Diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (brain cancer) twenty six months earlier, she fought with all her inner spiritual strength to remain with us. Born in Grand Rapids to Marv and Hilda Markham, Lyn. graduated from Caledonia High School in 1977 and Central Michigan University in 1984. In 1985 she studied criminal justice at Sam Houston State University and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MALYS JENNIE MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Christopher, Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MIKKO EVELINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday, November 3rd, 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem National Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32430 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185 or Finnish Center Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MILLIKEN NANCY ANN

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MURPHY MABLE VIRGINIA (NEE BARTON)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home, 700 4th Street, Eldorado, IL 62930 Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday following the visitation. Memorials suggested to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840, or the charity of your choice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MacLEAN JOHN A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 2-9 pm with a vigil service 7 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of mass 10:00 Our Lady Queen of Peace, 20955 Bournemouth, Harper Woods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Margaret L. Lynch March 28, 1934-Oct. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Margaret L. Lynch, age 74, of Maybee, MI, formerly of Claiborne County, was born on March 28, 1934 and passed away on October 29, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Martin Platt

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mary Ann Rose Sielski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary Ann Rose Sielski, 77, of Manistee died Oct. 29 at Munson Medical Center. Arrangements by the Herbert Funeral Home....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mary Ellen Weirich

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Frances Dick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Frances Dick, 81, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born June 5, 1927, in LaGrange and grew up in Sturgis, Mich.  She was a teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools and taught at Nebraska Elementary School, retiring in 1986. Mary was also a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Gary (Jeanne) Dick of Fort Wayne; daughters, Shari Bahleda of Munster, Ind., and Bethany (Pat Hynes) Dick of Fort Wayne; a brother, George…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Frances Nicksich Nov. 20, 1918-Oct. 29, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Frances Nicksich, age 89, formerly of Wyandotte, died Wednesday October 29, 2008 in Applewood Nursing Center, Woodhaven, Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary J. Taylor

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Sarna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda’s in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Max A. Fraunhoffer III April 11, 1959-Oct. 28, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Max Alexander Fraunhoffer III, 49, of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Monroe, died Oct. 28. He was born April 11, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, the fourth son of Max and Sallee (Hanna) Franhoffer, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McNEAL MARGARET A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 72, October 27, 2008. Beloved wife of Michael. Dearest mother of Arna Sharkey Lancaster. Loving grandmother of Ryan and Jordan. Dear sister of Herb Williams of Florida. Daughter of the late Herbert and the late Justine Hicks Williams. No services are planned. Memorial contributions to Michigan Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements by Generations Funeral Services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Melissa Lawson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Melissa Lawson, 29, of Monroe died at 9:05 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Melissa Marie Lawson May 6, 1979-Oct. 31, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melissa Marie Lawson, 29, of Newport died at 9:05 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, where she had been since Wednesday. She had been in poor health for three years and seriously ill since July. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Melvin H. Brown, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Melvin H. Brown Jr., 60, of Carleton died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor. Arrangements pending with the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Michael Robert Treml

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Michael T. McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Terence McCarthy, age 74, former Sturgis city commissioner and mayor, passed away early Friday evening, Oct. 31, 2008, at Sturgis Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Myrtle Eileen Burk

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • NALA AND I would like to thank the Columbiaville Community on their concerted effort to return Nala (rescue dog) to her new home. Your calls to us with her location made it possible for us to find her. We are uplifted and amazed at how friendly and helpful the community & businesses have been, we never would have been able to find Nala without your help; and for that I can't thank you enough. Gratefully, Janis Tessner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • NEILSON ELIZABETH L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 82. Formerly of Detroit. Died Friday, October 31, 2008 in Grand Rapids. Survivors are her children, Nancy (Dennis) Schofield, Janet (Jim) Toennies, Jim (Nancy) Neilson, Patti (Rick) Selvius, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Private family services were held. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. For more about the life of Elizabeth, go to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NORVELL JOHN WALKER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Born January 15, 1908. Preceded in death by Lucille. Beloved wife of 42 years. Uncle of 14, great uncle to 19. Charter resident of Brashear Towers, Livonia, where he had many good friends and enjoyed organizing holiday parties and poker games. Semi-professional football player in 1930's; veteran of US Army where he served as radioman. Varied professional life as Great Lakes sailor, railroad worker and bank security guard. John enjoyed electronics and ham radio operation and could fix anything. He and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nancy J. Strine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy J. Strine, 62, of Reading, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  She was born Nov. 24, 1945 in Napoleon, Ohio to Harvey and Lorene (Zirn) Johnson.  She was married Sept. 28,1982 to Danny Strine and he survives in Reading. Nancy was a secretary and receptionist for Region 2 Community Action Agency in Hillsdale.  She was also a resident of the Hillsdale area the majority of her life. Also surviving are two sons, Danny (Nicole) Strine of Atlanta, Ind. and Dale…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nancy McGovern Jan. 3, 1934-Nov. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nancy McGovern, age 74, of Monroe died Nov. 1, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 203 E. Elm Ave. Funeral services will be Monday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Neva Maas, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Neva Maas, 88, of Petoskey passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • O'DRISCOLL JAMES A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2-9 pm Sunday with a 7 pm rosary at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Monday until mass at 10:00. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday 3-9 p.m. Share your memories with the Osborn family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • OTMANOWSKI CHESTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 84, in Charlevoix, October 20. Beloved husband of Mariann for 56 years. Father of Chuck (Debbie), Joe, Steve, Ken (Jennifer) and Christine (Tim) Turner. Grandfather of seven. Buried from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Charlevoix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • OVERRODDER ANNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 95 on October 26, 2008. Loving mother of Peter (Mary). Grandmother of Lisa and also Greg Gates. Great-grandmother of Joshua and Lindsey. Dear aunt to Jurgen (Vickie) Mohr and family of Denver, CO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Orlo Hinken, 71

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Orlo Hinken, age 71, of Holland passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008.  Orlo was a veteran of the National Guard for nine years. He was a trucker for Brooks Beverage for many years. Orlo enjoyed camping and fishing and his John Deere tractors.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.  He is survived by his wife of 25 happy years, Judy; and children, Christine and Robert Vanden Bosch of Holland, Sheryl Adams of Grandville, Rex and Rachael Hinken of Zeeland, Kimberly and Nate Trapp of…

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PEARCE DOUGLAS C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 67. October 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Kimberly (Steven) Kloc and the late Kevin Pearce. Dear grandfather of Jessica and Kristopher Kloc. Dear brother of William (Marilyn) Pearce, Patricia (Glenn) Miller, Don Pearce, and Marie Klein. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather Saturday, November 8th for an 11:00 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer Church 1087 E. Gardenia (East of John R.) Madison Heights.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PEPLINSKI BENJAMIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 85. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Dear father of Frances (Chris) Longe and George (Tokeah) Peplinski. Loving grandfather of Heather and Christopher Peplinski, Jacqui and Kelsey Longe. Dearest brother of Matthew Peplinski and Alice Matthews. Preceded in death by his brothers Alfred, Clements, Edward, Henry, Cassmier, Norman and his sisters Bertha Ertman, Victoria Burns, Gertrude Ertman, Elanor Skrzypinski and Emma Peplinski. Master Sergeant Peplinski honorably served his country in the U.S.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PERRY JOSEPH CHARLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Lucille Arlene Perry. Loving father of Carol Jeanne Perry. Loving grandfather of Denise Carol (John David) Gula and Nancy Jeanne Schriedel. Beloved great-grandfather to Natalie Carol and Rachael Virginia Gula, and Olivia Grace and Shelby Faith Blunt. Dear brother of Mary Lueckenhoff, Carrie Agius and Anne Trail, and the late Lawrence Parascandalo, the late Charles Parascandalo and the late Dee Zajak. Will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PETRICK WILLIAM ANDREW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 71 of Rochester Hills. October 31, 2008. Loving husband of Mary Jane. Dear father of Nicholai Andrew and the late William Aloysius. Also survived by aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. Bill graduated from Hamtramck High School and was a Junior tennis champion in the Jean Hoxie Hamtramck Tennis Program. He graduated from Indiana University and received his Master's Degree in Education from Wayne State University. Bill was a Big 10 Tennis Champion and received the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PFAEHLER DORIS ALMA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Former Grosse Pointe resident Doris Pfaehler (nee Pfeilsticker), 86, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2008. Mrs. Pfaehler worked over 20 years for the Grosse Pointe Board of Education before retiring in 1989. Mrs. Pfaehler is survived by her son Kris (Ruth) Pfaehler, daughter-in-law Deborah Pfaehler, and her cherished grandchildren, Amy, Stefan and Scott Pfaehler. She was predeceased by her husband Karl E. Pfaehler and her son Karl. J. Pfaehler. A celebration of her life will be held November 29, 1:30…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PHANEUF PATRICK J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke (10½ Mile). Memorial contributions to the Michigan Humane Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PLECHA JANET SUE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monday 1 pm until time of her funeral service 8 pm at Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home, 23690 Woodward, Pleasant Ridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • POLEWKA JOSEPH W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-7 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 11:30 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PRESTON EDNA C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 98. Died October 29, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Edward "Ted" Preston. Loving mother of Susan (Greg) Brown. Dear grandmother of Greg, Jr. and the late Kara C. Aunt of Janet Dombrowski, Walter Abate, the late James Abate, and the late Carol Hummon. Predeceased by brothers Arthur and Rab Murdoch and sisters Catherine Abate and Agnes Hope. Memorial Service Monday, November 3, 2008, 12 noon at Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church Chapel, 40000 Six Mile Rd., Northville. Rev. David Owen…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Parnell Paul

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Parnell Paul, aged 75, of Ionia, passed away Oct. 31, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pearl Spierenburg, 81

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pearl Spierenburg, age 81, of Zeeland went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 01, 2008. Pearl was a member of Rose Park Baptist Church where she had been very involved with the nursery and children's programs.   She was a daycare provider for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack (1997), an infant daughter, and a brother Andy Vander Meulen. She is survived by her son Steven and Nancy Spierenburg of Zeeland; 4 Grandchildren: Stacy and Cameron Hurd, Meryl Spierenburg,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RAPIN JAMES E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Monday, 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass 1 p.m. at St. Fabian Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Vincent de Paul Society or the American Lung Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • REID WILLIAM A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 88, October 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Ditty). Loving father of Allan (Janet) Reid and Jeri-Kay (Dean) Sager. Dear grandfather of Audrey (Bryan) Schwope, Wesley (Kristin) Sager and Bradley (Molly) Reid. Great grandfather of Gabby and Evan Reid. Brother of Florence (Frank) Rose. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a WWII Veteran and a Ford Motor Co. Retiree. A Memorial Service will be held November 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hess Chapel of Ward Evangelical Church,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • REINFELDT MARVIN C SR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RENSI ALBERT R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 94, October 31, 2008 of Southgate, formerly of Dearborn Heights. Beloved husband of Angeline. Loving father of Richard (Janet), Gerald (Celeste), Marie Rensi and the late David. Also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In state at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. Trenton, Sunday 3-8 p.m. and at Saint Timothy Catholic Church, Trenton, Monday 10 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Rosary, Sunday 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ROBERTS RICHARD T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 2 p.m. until time of Service 6 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROBISON MARY FRANCES (NEE MOCERI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile), Warren. Prayer service Monday evening. Funeral Tuesday, in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 23801 Little Mack, Saint Clair Shores. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ROGERS MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd, Allen Park, Sunday 2-9 p.m. In state at St. Frances Cabrini Monday 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ROZIAN IRVING W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 82, of Ann Arbor, October 28, 2008. He married Sylvia (Dorf) Rozian on November 21, 1953 and she preceded him in death on October 8, 2008. Irving was an accomplished professional engineer, consultant and lecturer, who distinguished himself in a wide range of disciplines. Visit to read his full obituary, sign his guestbook, leave a memory or select a charity to make a memorial donation in her honor. Arrangements by Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUBRIGHT PHILLIP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On October 29th, Phillip L. Rubright died while sailing on the Atlantic Ocean. Phil will be remembered as the consummate family man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a man of tremendous intellect and integrity. He was a pioneer of his time, always face the world head on with unbridled perseverance whether it be with business, sailing or life. His legacy, inspiration and unforgettable stories will live on through his wife Glenn Ellan, his four daughters Laura, Linda, Catherine, and Diane, his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ramona Beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ramona Beer, 78, of Fremont, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born April 23, 1930 in Elliott, N.D. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008  at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 1, 2008 at the funeral home with Rev. Keith Olson officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Fremont United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ray A. Case

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ray A. Case, age 81, of Adrian, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Arrangements are pending at Wagley Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ray Eugene Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ray Eugene Williams, 89, of Onsted, passed away, Oct. 29, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Monroe. Funeral Services will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m., at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family online at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rev. Charles Culbertson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Rev. Charles C. “Cubby” Culbertson, 63, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. Cubby was born in Detroit, Mich., and served in the Army during Vietnam. He started his career with a newspaper route at the age of 9, worked on the Ford Mustang assembly line, owned and operated his own ice cream truck, became a dentist for 28 years, moved to Chattanooga in 1982 and became a local pastor in 1995. He served as pastor for four local churches, East Lake United Methodist,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard D. Russell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Richard D. Russell, 39, of Howe, Ind., died suddenly at his residence due to a brain aneurism Oct. 24. He was born in North Chicago, Ill., at the Great Lakes Navy Base Jan. 17, 1969, to Ronald and Doris (Burger) Russell. He married Julie Strayer Jan. 7, 1993, in LaGrange, Ind. Mr. Russell was employed in the shipping/receiving department at Forest River Marine Division in Middlebury, Ind. He had previously worked as a driver for the Amish Community. He enjoyed picnics at Bonneville Mills Park with his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard M. Skibbie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard M. Skibbie age 83 of Colon, Mich., passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Chesterton, Ind., a son of the late Martin and Mary (Tiasecki) Skibbie.  Early in life Richard had lived in Chesterton, Ind., where he  graduated from Chesterton High School with the class of 1940.  He moved to Colon in 1975, coming from the Chicago area.  On July 19, 1947, he married Winifred Anna Karlsten in Chesterton, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 13,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert H. Walton Almont Robert H. Walton, age 81, a lifelong Almont area farmer, passed away on his farm, Tuesday (October 28, 2008). Bob was born August 16, 1927 in Almont Twp., to Harold and Mildred (Pickleman) Walton. He married Betty Stewart on October 14, 1950 at the First Congregational Church in Almont where he was a lifelong member. Bob was a lifelong dairy farmer and belonged to the Michigan Milk Producers and DHIA farm organizations of Lapeer County. He was also a former Almont School Board member, a Almont Twp. Board member, helped with the "Meals on Wheels" and "Love Inc." of Lapeer. Bob was president of the Class of 1945 of Almont High School, worked with 4-H kids for many years, served his country during WWII in the Marines, belonged to the American Legion of Almont and when he wasn't farming, enjoyed taking long rides and being with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Cindie (Jim) Wade of Dryden, Nancy (Dennis) Garner o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert J. Peacock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert J. Peacock, aged 37, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 from an automobile accident.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ruth Elaine Miller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ruth Elaine Miller, age 79, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away in her sleep at home, Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 2008. She was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Adrian, Mich., to Roy and Theresa (Kirchner) VanZandt. Her mother died when she was only 18 months old. Her father, Roy and grandmother, Altha Esther Kirchner, continued to raise her. Ruth graduated from Adrian High School in 1947. Ruth married Archie Miller in Adrian, Mich., on March 16, 1952. They made their home in Lyons, Ohio. Although she grew up in the city, she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SENECA SHERRY ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          66, of Birmingham, MI, formerly of Des Plaines, Illinois. Long time employee of Birmingham-Bloomfield Credit Union. Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of family October 30, 2008 in Chicago. Cherished mother of Tracy Jo Seneca of Berkeley, California. Dearest sister of John (Laura) Bouris of Mt. Prospect, IL, Wendy (John) Thompson of Prospect Heights, IL and the late Thomas (Janet) Bouris of Des Plaines. Aunt, colleague, and friend of many. Faithful companion of Sam and Emma, the cats. Services…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SEYCHEL LAWRENCE J SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5-8 p.m. Sunday And 2-8 p.m. Monday at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, (313-382-1150). Funeral Service 12 Noon Tuesday at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park. In State at Church from 11:30 a.m. until Service. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. See Online Obituary/Guest Book at:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Memorial Mass will be held at St. Daniel Parish on Wednesday, November 5th at 10 a.m. Directions to St. Daniel's at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SIMONS GEORGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                November 1, 2008. Age 93 of Howell. Husband of Florence. Father of Peter (Lynn) of Rockford and Sandra (Dennis) Sochoki of Howell. Grandfather of Caroline Byrnes and Julie Mehmetovic. Sister of the late Julia Simons and Sam Simons. In state Tuesday 8 a.m. at Holy Trinity Old Believers Church, 2315 Carpenter at Goddard until time of Funeral Service 9 a.m. Interment Brotherhood Cemetery. 365-9600.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SOBERAISKI JOSEPHINE V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 9 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig. Rosary Monday 6:30 p.m. Vistitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren, 313-271-2500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SPICER JOAN RYAN (NEE BARRETT)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SPILLETT JOHN T SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 31, 2008 Age 71. Beloved husband of Julia for 45 years. Dear father of John (Michelle), Andrew (Bellinda) and Andrea Spillett-Maurer (Brad). Grandfather of Miranda, Talia, Hannah, Rachael and Sydney. Services will be held privately. Family suggests memorial tributes to American Cancer Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • STEEG ERICH WALTER

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • STEPHENS GREG W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 2 p.m. until Service at 7 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • STERLING ALFRED JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at the R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. Prayers Monday 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 135 Superior, Wyandotte. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery with military honors. Online obituary and guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STRAKY JOHN N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              101, of Rochester Hills, October 27, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Lane. Loving father of Fred and Nancy Straky. Cherished grandfather of Patrick and Amanda; great grandfather of Ava, Ian, and Eli. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248-474-5200).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SURIS HARVEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved husband of Irene Suris. Devoted father of Penny Suris, Eric (Debby) Suris, the late Marc Suris. Dear father-in-law of Brenda Suris. Cherished grandfather of Eli, Ari and Charlie, Max and Emma Suris. Loving brother of the late Jack Suris and the late Miriam Suris. Dear brother-in-law of Murray (Elaine) Schneider. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 10:30 AM MONDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SZYMCZAK KENNETH EDMUND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 60 of Bloomfield Hills, October 31, 2008. Loving husband of Connie. Dear brother of Richard (Karen) and Kevin Szymczak. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Kenneth was an Automotive Executive for 38 years for GM and Delphi, was a avid Yachtsman, member of DYC and a life member of MSU Alumni. Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 Adams Rd., Troy. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-8 p.m. and Monday 2-8 p.m. at the Potere Modetz Funeral…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Schafer-Bidelman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Melanie Lynn Schafer-Bidelman, 8, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Oct. 28. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shirley Ann (Sweanor) Boetto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Shirley Ann (Sweanor) Boetto, 76, of Wakefield, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shirley Bradley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRADLEY, Shirley E. - Age 83, of Flint, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at her home. Graveside services were held 11:00 AM today at Bendle Cemetery, Clayton Township. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Mott Park Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1805 Lapeer Road, Flint, Brother Pittman officiating. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Shirley E. Bradley Memorial Fund. The complete obituary can be viewed at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sibylle Liebrock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Liebrock, Sibylle Charlotte Merrill, Michigan Passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Schnepp's Nursing Care Center at the age of 72 years. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of The Saginaw News. The funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2008 at W.L. Case & Company, Merrill, Michigan. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sylvia Randolph, 103

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sylvia Miller Randolph, age 103, passed away Thursday October 30, 2008 at her home in Saugatuck, MI. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1905, Randolph graduated from Oak Park High School in Illinois. She was a Bronze Tablet Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in 1926. She pursued additional art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and Ox-Bow School of Painting in the late 1920s and early 30s. Sylvia taught high school Latin, English and art for fourteen years in Waukegan,…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 9:30am until 10am Mass at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.). Memorials to American Red Cross.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 8 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church 13770 Gratiot, Detroit. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins or the church.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "SUSIE" October 31, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of James (Jennifer) and Perry (Mary). Sister of Therese Valeri and Rose (Francesco) Bonfiglio. Grandmother of Elena, Eric, Alessandro, Luca, and Liana. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 12-9 p.m. Scripture Service Tuesday 8 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Rd. (W. of Middlebelt), until time of Mass at 10 a.m.…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 79, of Fife Lake, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at her home. She was born September 19, 1929 in Trenton, MI, the daughter of Leonard and Lema Dillon. Harriet was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by family and many friends. She had a compassionate heart for our country's service people and veterans. She was a past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 426, Trenton. Surviving Harriet are her daughter, Vickie L. and Gregory D. Samp of Fife…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  November 1, 2008. Age 90. Beloved husband of the late Jessie. Loving father of Leonard Turowski Jr. (Vicki), Vicki (Veno) Hesano, Linda Gury and Jimi Turowski. Dearest grandfather of Anthony Hesano, Todd (Shelby) Turowski, Gina (Cory) Thompson, Darcey (Jason) Kriebel, Brad Turowski, Dana Hesano, Melissa Gury, Breanna Gury and Derek Turowski. Dear great-grandfather of Brayden Turowski, Noah Thompson and Maryn Kriebel. Dear brother of Virginia (Joe) Ivinskas and Edward Turowski. Funeral Tuesday 9:15 a.m. at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Terry Westfield, 65

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Terry Alan Westfield, age 65, of White Cloud, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at Spectrum Health Services-Blodgett Campus in Grand Rapids.  Terry was born on September 6, 1943, in Detroit, to Gerald and Lillian Westfield and married Janet Ollebeck on June 17, 1987, in Grand Rapids.  Terry was service manager at Gezon Mitsubishi in Grand Rapids prior to his retirement and was an avid outdoorsman.  Terry is survived by his wife, Janet of White Cloud; son, Mark (Jenny) Westfield of Rockford;…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GRAND RAPIDS — Alice L. Zobel, age 84, went home to be with her Lord Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. Alice will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Edgar Wiedoft Zobel; her daughters, Deidre (James) Wingelaar and Carla (William) Olund; her grandchildren, David (Gayle) Rappuhn, Dawn (Bill) Martyn, Stacey (Todd) Delamar, Billie Jean Olund, Jacob Olund and Joshua Olund; her great-grandchildren, Samantha and Alexander Rappuhn, Troy, Ryan and Grey Delamar, Tyler, Nicole, Matthew and Dana Olund; her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VAN BAEL JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 91. October 31, 2008 Beloved husband of the late Nella (nee Schultz). Loving father of Jean Van Bael, Rebecca Ibe, Frank Barna, Richard Van Bael, Francis (Marilyn) Van Bael, Joann (Tom) Moceri, Joseph Van Bael, Jr., Ralph (Angelic) Van Bael and the late Sara, William and Nella Jo Van Bael. Proud grandfather of 21 and survived by numerous dear great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late August (Charlotte) Van Bael and the late Florence (Ralph) Van Doninck. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with funeral…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vicente Limlingan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LIMLINGAN, Vicente Jiao - Age 77, of Grand Blanc, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, October 31, 2008 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Tim MacDonald, celebrant. Interment will follow at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2-8 PM Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint where a vigil service will be held 7 PM Thursday evening. Vicente was born July 19, 1931 in Pampanga,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Virginia B. Moore

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Vivian I. Paynter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BESSEMER, Mich. -- Vivian I. Paynter, 93, a lifelong resident of Bessemer, entered eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in Ironwood.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William "Bill" Thorman Dryden William "Bill" Thorman, age 88, a lifelong Dryden resident, passed away peacefully Monday (October 27, 2008), at his farm home after an extended illness. He was born March 16, 1920 to William Fredric and Mae Thorman. He was married to Adelaide E. LePard on August 28, 1944 in Almont. They have enjoyed over 64 years of marriage. He graduated from Dryden High School. Bill's Dairy farm is a Michigan Centennial Farm; having been in the Thorman family since 1875. His Registered Holstein Cattle herd was well known around the area. He served 16 years as the President of the Dryden School Board. He served over 30 years as the Secretary of Lapeer Co-Op. He was a member of Dryden United Methodist Church; he held the longest / oldest membership at the church. He joined the church at the age of 14 and served on many church committees. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide of Dryden; children, Nancy (Gary) Pittman of Colorado Springs, Co, Linda Homeyer

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