Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 11/04/08


    begins at church 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to Elk Rapids Garden Club, P.O. Box 534, Elk Rapids, MI 49629. View obituary and share memories at


      at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Prayers 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at St. Sharbel Church, 31601 Schoenherr, Warren (South of Masonic). In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery, Rochester. Memories to be shared at


        Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Friday 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 18430 Utica at Gratiot, Roseville until 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com

        • 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.

          • Albert E. Reyes, Sr.

            Albert E. Reyes, Sr., age 66, of Adrian died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Provincial House. He was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Blissfield to Alberto and Felipa (Soto) Reyes. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Christian Baptist Church in Adrian. Albert retired in 2006 from the GM Power Train Plant.  He is survived by three sons, Albert (Jane) Reyes, Jr. of Adrian, Matt Reyes of Adrian and Paul Reyes of Pittsford; the mother of his children, Glenda Reyes of Adrian;…

            • Alice V. Maki

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

              • Allison Anne Ernsberger

                INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Allison Anne Ernsberger, 51, of Indianapolis, Ind., where she resided with her sister, formerly of Orland, Ind., died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. Visitation is set from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind., and a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Orland United Methodist Church in Orland, Ind. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Orland. 

                • Ann E. Schilbach

                  Ann E. Schilbach, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sunday evening Nov. 2, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born May 24, 1922, in New Haven, Conn., a daughter of the late Roger and Anna Gertrude (Reed) Sherman. Ann had resided in Sturgis for the past 43 years, coming from Elkhart, Ind. In 1945 she married Girard “Jerry” Schilbach in Wethersfield, Conn. He died Jan. 23, 1990. Ann was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed knitting, golfing and was the Sturgis High…

                  • Anton J. 'Blo' Ippolite

                    CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. -- Anton J. "Blo" Ippolite, 91, of Crystal Falls, formerly of Bessemer, died Friday Oct. 31, 2008, in Iron River.

                    • Arlo I. Renner

                      Arlo I. Renner, age 72, of Onsted passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. He was born on July 25, 1936, in Addison, the son of Wayne B and Dora R. (Mattocks) Renner. He married Rheta Mae Curtis on June 8, 1957, in Onsted. She preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2007.  Arlo served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He worked as a garage mechanic in Alaska with his brother before moving back to the Onsted area to work construction for several companies in the…

                      • 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.

                          • BACZEWSKI ANGELINE

                            • BANKS MAUREEN T

                              Wednesday 2 -9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth and Thursday 10 a.m .until time of Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. from St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, Plymouth. Scripture Service Wednesday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions suggested to Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Share your special thoughts and memories at

                              • BEMUS LOIS MARIE

                                Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R., Madison Heights. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. in state followed by 11:00 a.m. Service at Ferndale Free Methodist Church, 1950 Woodward Hts. Burial in Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorial donations may be made to Sheltering Arms Adult Day Center, 18310 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, MI 48076.

                                • BENEDICT NANCY

                                  • 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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                                    • BLAESSER JEAN C

                                      • BOUCHARD RUSSELL G

                                        • BRANDON WILLIAM GERALD

                                          Wed., November 5, 2008 from 4:308 p.m. Funeral Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Higgerson & Neal Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Belleville (734-697-9400). Burial will follow at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hillside Terrace, 1939 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 in lieu of flowers. www.hnfhome.com

                                          • Barbara H. (Watson) Symons

                                            COLDWATER — Barbara H. (Watson) Symons, 87, of Dimondale and formerly of Coldwater, passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at The Dimondale Nursing Care Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Coldwater. The service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, with Fr. Stephen Bartlett officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater.…

                                            • 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…

                                              • 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…

                                                  • CAMPBELL ROBERT G

                                                    October 24, 2008 Age 89. Husband of the late Grace Mack Campbell. Dear father of Robert Ross Campbell and Amy Anderson. Grandfather of Matthew. Brother of the late Mary Margaret Banks. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service Saturday, 11a.m. at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Memorial tributes to Kirk in the Hills or The Community House, 380 S. Bates, Birmingham, MI 48009 or The Beaumont Foundation, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073.…

                                                    • CHOMIS FRANCES MARIE

                                                      Age 84, October 31, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Donald Sr.; dear mother of Donald Jr., Pamela, Paula, John and Claudia. Memorial donations benefitting veterans.

                                                      • 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.

                                                        • Catherine L. Holley, 87

                                                          Catherine L. Holley, 87, of Charlevoix, formerly of Midland, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                          • Cecil F. Dennert

                                                            • 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 to be made to Heartland Hospice or the American Lung Association. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at…

                                                                • Clarence W. Dust

                                                                  • Clarence W. Dust, 92, of Ludington, died Sunday, Nov. 2. Dorrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                  • 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.

                                                                      • Cora Jean Anderson

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

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

                                                                              • Doris Diddams, 77

                                                                                Doris Diddams, age 77, of Holland passed away Tuesday October 28, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St., Holland. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. www.notierverleelangeland.com

                                                                                • EDALSKI GERALD K

                                                                                  Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                  • ELEINKO LINDA

                                                                                    "LEE" of Clarkston; November 3, 2008; age 70. Mother of Debi (Rick) Gibbons and Lori (Clark) Cook; grandmother of Alexandra, Quinton and Nathan; sister of Johnny Santangelo, Maria Santangelo, Rita (Harold) Debus, Frank (Betty) Forcione and Robert (Marianne) Forcione. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Seymour Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to PAN CAN. Online…

                                                                                    • 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. www.kaatzfunerals.com

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                                                                                      • ELIZONDO ALBERTO

                                                                                        Tuesday 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. at the Risko Ferguson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7100 Michigan Avenue Detroit.

                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                    • Eugene I. DeWitt, 84

                                                                                                      Eugene I. DeWitt, age 84, of Holland, passed away on Saturday November 1, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family. Eugene was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and a member of Fourth Reformed Church. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Angela Conner. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Erma DeWitt of Holland; his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jon Lee of Kankakee, IL; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Jayne DeWitt of Holland; seven grandchildren;…

                                                                                                      • Evelyn Grace DeLong Seigneur

                                                                                                        Evelyn Grace DeLong Seigneur, age 84, of Adrian passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at her home. Evelyn was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Munson, Mich., the only daughter of Edith (Martin) and Dan DeLong. She was a graduate of Morenci High School.  Evelyn worked at Tecumseh Products for many years as an executive secretary, retiring in 1989. Prior to that, she worked at the Rainbow Restaurant in Adrian with her former husband, Basil Seigneur. Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Linda Seigneur of Vancouver, Wash.; a…

                                                                                                        • Evelyn Hodge

                                                                                                          HODGE, Evelyn Grace - Age 82, of Flint, died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Brian's House Hospice. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Calvary Community Church, 1201 W. 12th St., Flint with Rev. Sarah LaRose-Nettel officiating. Interment will follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1-3 and 5-8 PM Monday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek and from 1 PM until the time of service Tuesday at the church. Those desiring may make…

                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                            • FLEMING ELIZABETH

                                                                                                              will be held at Victoria Greenlawn Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 1525 Highway 3, Windsor, ON, 519-969-3939, on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Henry Ford Macomb Hospice. www.victoriacemetery.ca

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                                                                                                                • FOLEY MICHAEL

                                                                                                                  Suddenly, October 31, 2008, age 61, of Royal Oak, formerly of Troy. Longtime insurance agent for Hudson and Muma Agency, Royal Oak. Beloved husband of Jackie. Dear father of Patrick Michael Foley (Carla) and Kristen Michele Foley. Loving grandfather of Lola and Alec. Brother of Jan Foley (Sue). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), Wednesday, after 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes…

                                                                                                                  • FOUZIE ETHEL V

                                                                                                                    Tuesday 1 to 8 p.m. at the Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (River Rouge Chapel), 10783 W. Jefferson. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.

                                                                                                                    • Florence A. Hoelzley, 97

                                                                                                                      Florence A. Hoelzley, 97, of Boyne City, died Nov. 3, 2008.

                                                                                                                      • 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 1-8PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Homes and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd.,…

                                                                                                                          • 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.

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                                                                                                                                • Barbara Ann Franquist, 72, of Ludington died today, Nov. 4 in Ann Arbor. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                • GAYNOR JOAN CATHERINE

                                                                                                                                  Went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 2, 2008 at the age of 83. By her side was her loving son Gary. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband George in 1977. Loving mother of Nancy and grandmother to Catherine and Erik (deceased). She touched many lives and will be missed by her family and friends. She loved you all. "Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3 Private services…

                                                                                                                                  • GORINSKI PAUL

                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                    • GUNDY JEAN G

                                                                                                                                      Age 90, of Westland. Beloved wife of the late James Gundy. Loving sister of Norvin (Doris) Grabill. Aunt of Ken Grabill, great-aunt of Laura (Mike) Liss, and Michelle Grabill. Private family service will be held in Wilkinsburg, PA. Arrangements by R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Garden City. Please sign online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                      • Gerald “Jerry” Milks

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

                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                          • Glenn Essenburg, 52

                                                                                                                                            Glenn Essenburg, age 52, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, November 2, 2008.  Glenn was a member of  North Street Christian Reformed Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Essenburg (2006).  He is survived by his mother,  Janet Essenburg of Zeeland; sisters, Norma and Rev. Loren Kotman of Portage, Mary Essenburg of Holland; nephews and nieces, Tim and Katy Kotman of Fresno, CA, JonMichael Kotman of Fresno, CA, Maria Kotman of Portage; many aunts, uncles and cousins  A…

                                                                                                                                            • Gloria A. Schimke

                                                                                                                                              • Gloria A. Schimke, 69, of Manistee, died Friday, Oct. 31. Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                              • HAMPTON MILDRED

                                                                                                                                                91 of Hawks, Michigan formerly of Harper Woods, October 31, 2008. Retired from Uniroyal Tire Co. in 1974. Survived by sons, Don, Dave and Doug (Claudia); three grandchildren and two great granddaughters. Predeceased by husband Dorr and seven siblings. Visiting 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Metz, Mass 2 p.m.

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                                                                                                                                                • HOLDEN BRENDA FAYE

                                                                                                                                                  • HOLLOWELL ANN MARIE

                                                                                                                                                    • HORN EDWARD F

                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Thursday, in state 11 a.m. at St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, 31515 Hoover (between 13 and 14 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Edward's honor would be appreciated to the Capuchins. Share memories with family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

                                                                                                                                                      • HOWARD WALT

                                                                                                                                                        • Harold "Hal" R. Kage

                                                                                                                                                          Harold "Hal" R. Kage, of Ionia, age 89, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                          • 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. 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.,…

                                                                                                                                                              • Henry Pathuis, 89

                                                                                                                                                                Henry Pathuis, age 89, of Holland, died Monday, November 3, 2008, at Resthaven Care Center.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivy Ruth Pathuis, in 1992; and a son-in-law, David R. Jonker, in 1994.  Henry was a long time member of Central Park Reformed Church where he served on consistory and taught Sunday school.  He was a current member of First Reformed Church of Holland.  He owned and operated Montello Park Market and retired as a realtor from Van’t Hof Realty.  Henry was a veteran of World…

                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                    • IACOBELLIS MICHAEL MD

                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Roch Catholic Church, Flat Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Oakwood Hospital Foundation, Dr. Michael Iacobellis Education Fund, 23400 Michigan Ave., Suite 301, Dearborn, MI 48124.

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                        • Irene (Hunsberger) Klenk

                                                                                                                                                                          Irene (Hunsberger) Klenk, of Ionia, age 92, dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on Nov. 2, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                          • Jackie " Jack" Conway Cooper

                                                                                                                                                                            Jackie " Jack" Conway Cooper, of Ionia, age 70, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                            • James Joseph McGaffigan

                                                                                                                                                                              James Joseph McGaffigan, age 82, of Blissfield died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. The funeral liturgy will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at 11  a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Blissfield. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Visitation will be  Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fallen Trooper Memorial Fund. Envelopes…

                                                                                                                                                                              • James M. Page

                                                                                                                                                                                James M. Page died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, after a valiant struggle from complications of heart surgery.

                                                                                                                                                                                • James R. Hurley

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  • James “Jim” John Lowman

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Joseph Michael Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                          Joseph Michael Jones, aged 63, of Ionia, passed away Oct. 31, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • KAIN EDITH RHODA

                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 86, November 1, 2008 of Berkley. Preceded in death by husband Arnold and son Kenneth. Dear sister of Edward (Sally) Bassett of Indiana. She was born in Port Huron on April 6, 1922. She was an employee of Sears at Oakland Mall for over 30 years. She was the loving and proud grandmother of four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren by whom she is survived: Michelle (Fred) Zachman and their children Victoria, Elizabeth, Matthew, Christopher and Jennifer of Lexington, KY; Becki Kain of Dearborn, Donna…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • KAPP ELMER D

                                                                                                                                                                                              at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main, Plymouth, Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Seedlings Braille Books for Children, PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • KINDRAT MINNIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • KOESTERING CHARLOTTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                    November 11, 2008. Loving wife of the late Walter. Dear mother of Walter, Gregory, MaryAnn Brewer, Brian (Terese) and Karen (Denis) Gawthrop. Loving sister of Guy (Carol) Serafino, Delores Conte, Beverly (Serge) Ramirez. Also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail), Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Instate Thursday 9:30 a.m. from St. Damian Church, 30055 Joy Rd. (W. of Middlebelt), until time of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KRAWCZYK PETE

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 62, November 2, 2008 of Lincoln Park. For service information, please visit the on-line guest book of the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes at www.martenson.com or phone 313-386-6600.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KRIEG SHIRLEY M

                                                                                                                                                                                                        on Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St Clair Shores. Services Wednesday 12 noon at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 janowiakfuneralhome.com "Where Families Come First." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kathleen Anteau Nov. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kathleen Anteau, 96, of Monroe died at 6 a.m. this morning at the Lutheran Home of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LAMKA JOHN D

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 81, of Lexington, died November 1. Retired Detroit Board of Education employee. Survived by his wife Evelyn, son Ronald (Maureen) of Plano, TX, sister Geraldine Sajdak of Wales, two granddaughters, Gina and Christina. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, November 6 at St. Denis Catholic Church, Lexington. Visiting at church 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LATCHAM GEORGE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                "LUCKY LATCH" Age 87, died peacefully at home October 31, 2008. Devoted husband of Jeanne for 59 years. Loving father of Patrick (Linda), Cie Marie (David) Anderson, Kathy (Greg) French and Anne (Bill) Umphrey. Dear grandfather of Ryan, Kyle, Patrick and Eric Latcham, David, Elizabeth and Victoria Anderson, Tom, Katie, and J.P. French and Duncan and Hillary Umphrey. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 N. Adams, Troy, at noon on Saturday, November 29, 2008. In lieu…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LEINART TROY L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  November 1, 2008, age 84 of Westland. Beloved husband of the late Louise. Dear father of William Tanner, Barbara Hubbard and David Leinart. Also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI. Family will receive friends Wednesday 3-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Belleville, MI. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LEPKOWSKI LYNNE MARIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Tuesday, November 4, 4-8 p.m. at Janowiak Funeral Home, 320 N. Washington , Ypsilanti, Services on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the MIchigan Humane Society, Ann Arbor, In lieu of flowers. Please sign her guestbook at www.JanowiakFuneralHome.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LeHUE THERESA G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 20955 Bournemouth, Harper Woods. ahpeters.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MACHOWSKI STANLEY F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (N. of 19 Mile Rd.), Clinton Township. Funeral service Thursday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Beaumont Hospice, P.O. Box 5802, Troy, MI 48007-9620 would be appreciated. Share your thoughts and memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MERCER LOIS E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road (2 blocks West of Woodward) Berkley. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. time of service at Huntington Woods Lutheran Church, 12935 W. 11 Mile Road (East of Coolidge Hwy.) Interment Glen Eden Cemetery Livonia, MI. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MITKUS THEODORE TONY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 31, 2008. Age 90. Beloved husband of Eleanor. Loving father of Marianne and Jean Mitkus. Funeral Wednesday, November 5, 2008, in state 10 a.m. with mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church (Melvindale, MI). Entombment Woodmere Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Margaret I. Hoffmaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Margaret I. Hoffmaster, of Ionia, age 93, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Martha Wise Mathews, 92

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Former East Jordan resident Martha Wise Mathews, 92, passed away Nov. 1, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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. Supianoski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              COLDWATER — Mary J. Supianoski, 86, of Quincy, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at The Laurels of Coldwater. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, with the Rev. Fr. Brian Stanley officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with the rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home and again on Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Church from 10 a.m. until the time of her funeral mass.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mary Lou Shananaquet, 50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary Lou Shananaquet, born July 16, 1959, Sturgeon Clan of the Odawa Nation, departed her physical presence on Mother Earth to pursue her life in the Spirit Realm on Nov. 2, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • McDONALD FRANKLIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 6-9 p.m. at the Harrington & Temrowski Funeral Home, 8909 Dixie Highway in Clarkston. Memorial donations appreciated to donors choice. Share memories at HarringtonFuneralHomeClarkston.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • McMILLAN ELEANOR T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4-9 p.m. Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Services 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit pollockrandallfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 T. McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michael Terence McCarthy, age 74, former Sturgis City Commissioner, Vice Mayor and Mayor of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Oct. 31, 2008, at Sturgis Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Fort Wayne, Ind., a son to the late Ralph and Marie (Kaliker) McCarthy. Mike was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1953. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in Lake Wales, Fla., for the past 14 years. On Oct. 9, 1954, he married June Merriman at the Holy Angels…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Michael Terence McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STURGIS — Michael Terence McCarthy, age 74, former Sturgis City Commissioner, Vice Mayor and Mayor of Sturgis, passed away early Friday evening, Oct. 31, 2008 at the Sturgis Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, June; one daughter Patti (Dave) Powers of Hudsonville; one son Phil (Ann) McCarthy of Mishawaka, Ind.; four grandchildren Megan and Brendan Powers and Connor and Lauren McCarthy; two sisters Gloria Woolley and Mary (Steve) Glover, both of California; three brothers Daniel (Sue)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Norman J. VanTuyle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Norman J. VanTuyle passed away Nov. 1, 2008, under the loving care of his family and Heartland Hospice. He was born May 20, 1921, in Adrian, Mich. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Aleta (Farrell). He had three daughters and seven sons, Colleen VanTuyle, Maureen Clark, Norman II VanTuyle, Fred Marsh, Tom Fitzpatrick, James Fitzpatrick, Tim Fitzpatrick, Gene Fitzpatrick, Lorie  Stallbosky, Dan Fitzpatrick. He also has three brothers, Med Krieger, Donald Krieger and Merlyn Krieger.    A…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • OFFMAN LOUIS LUKE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            85, a five year resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at this home with his family by his side. Mr. Offman was born on January 6, 1923 in South Fork, Pennsylvania to Stanley and Frances Mikieska Offman. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the Army Air Corps. After his military service Mr. Offman spent 30 years as an employee of the Ford Motor Company. Louis was preceded in death by his wife Margaret in 1993. Survivors include three sons, Michael Offman of Brighton, Stephen…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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, www.marshfuneral.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PHILLIPS FREDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with Trisagion 7 p.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Wednesday 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores. Interment will be private. ahpeters.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PUSTELNIK JANINA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday 2-9 p.m., at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ mile). Funeral Services Thursday 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Share memories at www.Temrowski.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia Schulz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia Ellen Logan Schulz, 96, passed away Nov. 1 at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington. She previously was a longtime resident of Longfellow Towers. She was born in Toronto, Canada to Leon .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pearl Spierenburg, 81

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pearl Spierenburg, age 81, of Zeeland died on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James St. in Holland. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Lakeshore Memorial Services. www.lakeshorememorial.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RABY DR NAIM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beloved father of Glen (Gail) Raby, Lynne (Ken) Page, Anita (Mark) Fox, and Mark Raby. Loving grandfather of Shannon Raby, Kyle and Dana Page, Tyler, Meredith, and Gregory Fox. Also survived by his former wife, Dr. Barbara Raby. Brother of Albert (Suad) Raby and Tawfik Raby. SERVICES 2 P.M. TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • REASON WILLIAM R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Scripture Service Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Fr. Solanus Guild.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • REED RUTH MARRIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 2-8 p.m. www.querfeldfh.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • REHE JAMES RUSSELL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "JIMMY" 69, Asheboro, died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at his home. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008 at Woodside Bible Church, 27300 Hoover Road, Warren, MI. Mr. Rehe was born on May 13, 1939 in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was the retired owner and operator of R & R Pest Control and he served in the US Air Force. Surviving are wife, Joan S. Rehe, of the home; daughter, Lisa Barton, of Warren, MI; sons, Ronald Paul Sandor and wife, Glady, of Westland, MI,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ROWE PEARL G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              November 2, 2008, Age 101. Beloved wife of the late John E. Rowe. Loving mother of Violet "Dee Dee" (the late Norbert) Dittmar and the late John Tomaszewski. Proud grandmother of Wendi (Gary) Stull, Perri (Garry) Frost, Dani-Sue Dittmar and John (Julie) Dittmar. Great grandmother of nine and great great grandmother of one. Private memorial service will be held at a later date. Care and services were entrusted to Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, Livonia. Memorials may be made to Seedlings Braille Books…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ROZEK JOYCE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia Thursday from 1 p.m. until funeral service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Assoc. or Angela Hospice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rggrharris.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RYAN RAYMOND M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday 2-9 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Michigan Anti Cruelty Society, 13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI 48212. ahpeters.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RYBICKI ROBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-9 p.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157, Oak St., Wyandotte, 734-285-9000. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Cyprian Church, 13249 Pennsylvania, Riverview.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ray A. Case

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ray A. Case, age 81, of Adrian passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at his home under the loving care of his wife and family. He was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Weston, Mich., the son of Luke and Choice (Boss) Case. Ray graduated from Sand Creek High School with the Class of 1944. He then served in the United States Coast Guard.  On Oct. 2, 1954, Ray married Donna Jean Schadewald at North Blissfield Lutheran Church. Donna, his wife of 54 years, survives. Ray worked as a builder and was a partner in Lu-Case…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Roger W. Papke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Roger William Papke, 67, of Forrest City, Ark., and formerly of St. Joseph County, Mich., died Oct. 29, 2008. Arrangements were by Stevens Funeral Home of Forrest City, Ark. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Roxann Evans Nov. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Roxann Evans, 45, of Monroe died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SCHLAFER MILTON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beloved husband of the late Ellen Schlafer. Dear father of Joyce Word, Randy Schlafer, Steven (Julie) Schlafer, Arlene (Billy) Kingston, and Leslie (Paul) Faulkner. Loving grandfather of Breanna Word, Bradley and Scott Schlafer, Eric and Wendy Kingston, Robbie, Corey, and Jonathan Faulkner. Brother of the late Harold Schlafer and the late Leonard Schlafer. SERVICES 3 P.M. TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE DAVIDSON/HERMELIN CHAPEL OF CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SCHMITT RAYMOND E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      November 1, 2008. Beloved husband of Audrey J. Dear father of Alan W. (Susan) and Deborah R. (Ken) Krantz. Grandfather of Lindsay, Lauren and Raymond Schmitt, Michael and Kristen Krantz. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.). Family will receive visitors Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SCHUBERT GEORGE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "RICK" Shelby, Michigan formerly of Detroit, age 61, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, November 1, 2008. He was born February 27, 1947 in Paw Paw, MI. He was raised in the Detroit area and lived there many years. He came to Shelby twenty years ago and operated the Rothbury Auto Supply for several years. George had also been a truck driver for Grand Rapids Transport. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Amy; his children, Richard Schubert of Whitehall and Lisa Schubert…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SITEK HELEN J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte (734) 285-9000. Funeral service Wednesday 9:30 a.m. from Czopek to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Our Lady of Hope.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sanford Brumley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brumley, Sanford "Sandy" Jr. Ann Arbor, MI   Age 79, passed away on October 30, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A full obituary and service information will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sharon L. Straub Dec. 18, 1941-Nov. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sharon L. Straub, 66 of Monroe died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in her home. She had been in poor health for 2 years and seriously ill the last 2 months. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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 www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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. www.casefuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TAJER MILLIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday November 5, 12 p.m. with service at 5 p.m. Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood, Westland. Memorials to In-House Hospice Solutions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TUCKER LINDA M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 3-9 p.m. To leave a message of condolence, www.vermeulenfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Theodore R. Herrst

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Theodore R. Herrst, age 78, of Tecumseh died today, Nov. 3, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Theodore R. ‘Ted’ Herrst

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Theodore R. “Ted” Herrst, 78, of Tecumseh died peacefully Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at home with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Hancock County, Ohio, the son of Henry C. and Georgia (Wisely) Fruth. On Oct. 10, 1952, he was married to Susan Rodriguez and she survives. Ted drove a semi truck for Ford Motor Company in Rawsonville, retiring in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed playing ball and organizing teams with, and for kids, for many years. He became involved with…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Theressa Geerlings, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Theressa Geerlings, 75, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 2, 2008.  Theressa was born September 5, 1933 in Holland, Michigan.  She married Glenn Geerlings who preceded her in death in 1998.  Theressa was a member of Seventh Reformed Church.   She is survived by her children, Craig Geerlings, Cal and Teri Geerlings, Charles and Mary Geerlings, Chris and Judee Geerlings; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters,  Katherine Holleman, Corrine and Ade Vredeveld, Della…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tim Boisvenue Feb. 28, 1947-Nov. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tim Boisvenue, age 61 of Flat Rock, died on Saturday, November 1, 2008 after a three year battle with leukemia. He passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Titus Van Haitsma, 85

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Titus Van Haitsma, aged 85, of Hudsonville, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008, and went to be with his Lord. He is survived by his wife Jean (Gemmen) Van Haitsma and his children Rog and Mary Van Haitsma, Bill and Gloria Van Haitsma, Larry and Laurie Van Haitsma, Karen Van Haitsma, Kimberly and Tom Lorandeau; his grandchildren Scott and Susan Van Haitsma, Philip and Angela Van Haitsma, Marc Van Haitsma, Andrew Van Haitsma, David Van Haitsma, Tyler Van Haitsma, Terry Van Haitsma, Erin Van Hiatsma, Carla…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be held today, Nov. 4, from 2 to 9 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7:30 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at St. Mary's Parish of Lake Leelanau. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Suttons Bay.Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's School Fund, P.O. Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653.Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VIRGA FRANCES J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot Roseville. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Service 10 a.m. at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vivian I. Paynter

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WENT ROSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd.). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, 3151 Farnsworth, Detroit (313-922-1507) until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lourdes Senior Community would be appreciated (envelopes available at the funeral home). Please sign the family guest book at www.obarzanekfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WHITCHER DENNIS JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "D.J." Age 56 of Oxford. October 31, 2008. Loving husband of Deborah. Dear son of John and the late Lorraine. Brother of Bonnie Meek. Uncle of Eddie, Emily, Joseph and Lorrie. Brother-in-law of Lisa Czarniak and Jeffrey (Marsha) Zabkar. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008, 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion. In lieu of flowers, suggested memorials to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph, Ste. 150, Bingham Farms, MI…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wilfred Le Vinske

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wilfred Le Vinske of Oak Forest, Ill., died Oct. 29, 2008, at the age of 89, following an extended illness. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Hazel Crest, Il

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Martin de Porres Church, 31555 Hoover Rd. (north of 13 Mile) Warren. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com

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