Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 11/05/08


    November 3, 2008. Beloved husband of Audrey R. Loving father of Darlene S. (Michael) Piontek, Dean R., Dawn E. (David) Marlow and the late Daryl. Also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Thursday 1-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at


      Friday 1-9 p.m. with a Vigil Service 7:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 9:30 until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Kresge Eye Institute.

      • 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.

            • 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…

              • Anna Jasko, 76

                Anna Jasko, age 76, of Holland died Monday, November 3, 2008 at Providence Healthcare in Zeeland.  She is survived by her husband, Dezso; son,  Zoltan; daughter-in-law, Maria; two grandchildren,  Zoltan Papp, Melinda and Jim Bennett; great-granddaughter, Samantha Bennett.  Visitation will be 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.  Burial will be in North Holland Cemetery on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the…

                • 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.

                        • BALOG HELEN M

                          Age 85, November 1, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Barbara Tuchman, Nancy Balog and Frank (Lynn) Balog. Dearest grandmother of Robin Tuchman and Lori (Curtis) Davidson. Dear sister of the late Steve Szalai. Sister-in-law of Margaret Szalai. Memorial service Sunday, November 16th at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, 48009. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan or…

                          • BIELSKI JOAN M

                            • BOSZE JOHN S

                              Thursday 2-8 p.m. and Friday 12-8 p.m.

                              • BRADLEY MARY L

                                November 1, 2008. Age 98. Wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Donald (Evelyn) and Keith Bradley (Mary Jo). Grandmother of Tamar, Todd, Sean, Eric, Bridget and the late Margaret. Great grandmother of Marykatlyn, Elizabeth, Baechler, Sonja, Preston and Hazel. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile) Thursday 5 p.m. until funeral service at 7 p.m. Interment in Bentleyville, PA. Memorials to U of D Jesuit High School and…

                                • BROOKS MARIAN

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

                                  • 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 Erickson

                                      Erickson, Bertha O (nee Holquist) Ypsilanti, MI Age 98, died November 1, 2008. Please read her complete obituary and sign her guestbook at www. "Where Families Come First"

                                      • 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.

                                        • Beverly Ann Binns

                                          Beverly Ann Binns, 76, of Sunfield, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 following a long illness.

                                          • CELINSKI JOHN C

                                            Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church. Prayers Thursday 7:00 p.m., expressions of sympathy may be made at

                                            • 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.

                                              • COBURN SCOTT CLAIR

                                                Age 44, of Richmond passed away November 1, 2008 at MCRMC. Beloved father and son. He is survived by his son James S. Coburn, brother Curt Coburn, sisters Kristina (Tom) Hahn, Sheila (Rick) Davidson, parents James and Jeanne Coburn. Cremation and memorial services to be announced.

                                                • COLA MADELEINE J

                                                  Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterrra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 MIle Rd). Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Madeleine's honor would be appreciated to Henry Ford Hospice. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                  • COSTA GLADYS C

                                                    Thursday 2-9 p.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guestbook at

                                                    • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

                                                      Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating.

                                                      • Charles Collins, 68

                                                        Charles Jay Collins, 68, formerly of Holland, passed away on October 26, 2008. He is survived by his companion of 26 years, Barbara Baron; children, Michael and Michelle, Ron (Sara) Ridgway, Donna  (Michael) Mosier, Chris (Rick) Uildriks, Todd Ridgway;  several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation and memorial services were held in Arizona. Graveside services are November 7, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City, Michigan, at 18 Mile and Tyrone. Friends may meet the family…

                                                        • 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.

                                                          • DALE R. SCHNEIDEWIND SANDUSKY Dale R. Schneidewind, age 75, was a life long resident of Sanilac County who died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at his home in Sandusky. He was born January 9, 1933 in Grand Blanc, Michigan, to the late Harold and Lottie (Nesbit) Schneidewind. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1950. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Rose Cleason August 3, 1956 in Washington D.C. Mr. Schneidewind worked for Pontiac Motor's for 24 years retiring in 1988. He was a member of the U.A.W. Dale enjoyed working on cars, the outdoors, listening to country music and most of all, his family. He is survived by his wife Rose, Five sons: Michael & Stephanie Schneidewind of Lansing, Russell Schneidewind of Applegate, Matthew & Dawn Schneidewind of Sandusky, Timothy & Crystal Schneidewind of Croswell, Daniel Schneidewind of Croswell; Three daughters: Laura & Ernie Dailey of Callahan, Florida, Alice & Rocky Reynolds of Peck, Penny Schneidewind of Sandusky; Two Brothers: Carl Schneidewind of Sandusky, Loren & Ilene Schneidewind of Redford, 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky. Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover. Memorials may be donated to the McLaren Visiting Nurses & Hospice or the memorial of your choice. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 1 pm to 9 pm at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

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                                                            • DOROTHY M. HOSLER FT. GRATIOT Dorothy M. Hosler, age 83, of Ft. Gratiot, formerly Dexter, died Thursday, October 30, 2008 in the Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. She was born May 21, 1925 in Ladysmith, WI to the late Thomas M. & Alice (Banks) Moore. She and Allen D Hosler were married May 3, 1952 in Milan. He passed away on November 25, 1984. Surviving are her children, Allen (Cheryl) of Port Sanilac, and Alice (Jon) Edland of Cary, NC. Three grandsons, Kyle, Michael and Brian. Mrs. Hosler was a social worker at the Ypsilanti State Hospital and Washtenaw Co. Social Services. She was a member of Webster United Church of Christ for many years. As a participant in the University of Michigan Gift of Life research project for over 20 years, her body was donated for research and her remains cremated. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Webster United Church of Christ, Dexter. A luncheon will follow the service. Inurnment will be in Webster United Church of Christ Cemetery, Dexter. Friends may call at the church from 10 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Homes of MI. Arrangements are by the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington.

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                                                              • DeGIACOMO LOUISE

                                                                at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home , 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd.) Warren Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Friday at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Schoenherr (N of 13 Mile Rd) Warren, In state at 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Memorial Contributions to Alzheimer's Association appreciated by Family.

                                                                • DeVIRGILIO BEVERLY M

                                                                  Age 81, of Rochester, August 2, 1927 - November 3, 2008. Beverly brought joy, compassion and laughter to her family. Loving wife of Enrico. Dear mother of Brian DeVirgilio and Sandra (Richard) Baldick. Grandmother of Jason Baldick. Also survived by her sisters, Donna Lee DeFauw and Marilyn Witherell. Beverly's passion was her family. She supported each member unconditionally. One of her greatest joys was traveling throughout the country to watch her son, Brian, compete in USTA matches. She will be…

                                                                  • Della Mae Leister

                                                                    Della Mae Leister, age 87, of Centreville, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on July 23, 1921,   a daughter of Harry and Helen (Mocklin) Barr. Della Mae moved to Michigan in April 1933, and she married Ralph Leister on Aug. 17, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1996. Della Mae enjoyed raising her family with Ralph. She also liked playing cards and Yahtzee and…

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

                                                                      Dennis Michael DeBlock, age 59, died on Thursday, October 30, 2008 suddenly at his home in Carleton, Michigan.

                                                                      • 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.

                                                                        • Dorothy Moffett, 86

                                                                          Dorothy Moffett, 86, of Petoskey, died Nov. 4, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional 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.

                                                                            • Enoch ‘JC’ Carter

                                                                              Enoch “JC” Carter, age 49, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Tuesday morning Nov. 4, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1959, in Sturgis, a son of Robert and Vera (Ware) Carter. JC had resided in Sturgis for the past three years, and prior to that he had lived most of his life in the Niles and Colon area. On March 23, 2001, he married Lorraine Ditmer in Centreville. JC’s working life was spent in the construction, maintenance and mobile home repair industries. He had a passion for…

                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                      • FELDMAN HELEN

                                                                                        Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Mitchell. Dear mother of Joel (Daphna) Feldman and Dr. Alan (Joan) Feldman. Loving grandmother of Donny (Shana) Feldman, Gil (Rebecca) Feldman, Lauren (Steven) Reich and David Feldman. Dear great-grandmother of Moshe and Elisha Feldman, Lonni Reich and Nava Feldman. Loving sister of the late Joe Lefton. Cherished sister-in-law of Sylvia Pollak. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Oakview Cemetery. Arrangements by HEBREW…

                                                                                        • FERRELL LINA M

                                                                                          Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. Funeral Services Friday 10 a.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill).

                                                                                          • FERRERO GLENN P

                                                                                            November 4, 2008, age 90. Beloved husband of Frances. Dear father of Glenn I. Ferrero (Monalee) and Priscilla Matteson (Robert). Dear grandfather of Tammy Outland (Craig), LeeAnn Prestel (Paul), Andrea Piranio (Michael), Jamie Aquino (Frank), Richard Jacobs (Lisa) and Colleen Persinger (Todd). Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin St., Romeo. Contributions to the Building Fund at St. John's Church would be appreciated.…

                                                                                            • Florence A. Hoelzley, 97

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

                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                    • GLOVER VIRGINIA M NEE HAYES

                                                                                                      Age 58, November 3, 2008. Beloved wife of Gary for 30 years. Survived by her daughter, Virginia M. Ramon and her step-children, Gary, Doris Ann, Shelly and Brandy. Daughter of Arthur J. Hayes and Virginia M. Hayes. Also survived by Arthur Scott (Linda) Hayes, Maureen M. (Steven) Hayes Green, Patrick Sean Hayes and Paul E. (Stefanie) Hayes; her nieces, Christian Hayes, Kerry Hayes, Brianna Green, Aurena Green and Miranda Hayes, her nephews, Daniel Hayes, Alex Green, Matthew Hayes and Michael Hayes. In state…

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                                                                                                        • GRIFFIN MASHONDA COREY LYNN

                                                                                                          was the youngest daughter born to the late Clarence L. Griffin and Starrie L. Nevels on July 30, 1973. Mashonda was extremely involved and successful with her church, community service, and business. The public service dearest to Mashonda's heart was her work with The Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation. She was chairperson of the foundation's board of directors. See (Southfield, MI) She leaves a legacy of hope and help that all might know Christ as their Savior. You may…

                                                                                                          • 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 “Jean” Austin

                                                                                                                Gloria “Jean” Austin, 65, of Gladwin passed away Nov. 2, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland following a long illness.

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                                                                                                                    • HAWKINSON CARLA K (SCHRAM)

                                                                                                                      of Kalamazoo, formerly of Birmingham, Michigan. Died November 3, 2008 at home in Kalamazoo following her illness with Emphysema/COPD. Carla was born September 23, 1934 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Howard and Donna (Smith) Schram. She graduated from Lansing Sexton High in 1952 and completed her B.A. at the University of Michigan in 1957.Carla taught 5th grade at Baldwin Elementary School in Birmingham, MI, and on Drummond Island. On June 29, 1957, Carla married Dr. Roy T. Hawkinson. They divorced 12 years…

                                                                                                                      • HAYWARD HAROLD

                                                                                                                        will be Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. In state Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church 54045 Schoenherr Rd. (Shelby Twp.) until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                        • HEATH MARION L

                                                                                                                          Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi until time of the Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the ALS Association of SE Michigan or Angela Hospice would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                          • Helen F. Sontag

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

                                                                                                                            • Helen Sheridan

                                                                                                                              SHERIDAN, Helen C. Age 71 Of Kalamazoo Passed away on November 3, 2008 at Tendercare of Westwood. In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts. A full obituary will appear in the Kalamazoo Gazette on November 19, 2008. Arrangements by REDMOND Funeral Home 4100 S. Westnedge- 343-6156

                                                                                                                              • Helen W. Baehr

                                                                                                                                Helen W. Baehr, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at her home in Gladwin.

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

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                                                                                                                                  • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                        • JM Philburn Rambo

                                                                                                                                          JM Philburn Rambo, 93, of Beaverton was taken home by our Lord on Monday, Nov. 4, 2008.

                                                                                                                                          • JONES MILDRED (SWEET)

                                                                                                                                            : 9 until 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment: West Memory Gardens.

                                                                                                                                            • Jack Amos Reed

                                                                                                                                              • Jack Frank

                                                                                                                                                IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Jack Frank, 93, of 220 E. Oak St., Ironwood, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                                                                • 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 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;…

                                                                                                                                                    • Jane D. Sherer

                                                                                                                                                    • Jerry "Jake" Zuhlke Imlay City Jerry "Jake" Zuhlke, 74, of Imlay City, passed away Thursday (October 30, 2008) at home. Jerry was born on September 24, 1934 in Imlay City. He was the son of Albert August & Mary Ellen Zuhlke. He spent most of his life in the Imlay City community. He married Charlaine Louise Cool on August 1, 1953 in Lapeer. Jake attended Imlay City Schools. Jake was a member of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 17. He worked 14 plus years as a tree trimmer for Michigan Shade and for L. E. Meyers. He also worked in Steel Tower Construction for L. E. Meyers. Jake owned Jakes Market Party Store in Lapeer, and was a partner at J & L (Jake & Larry) Bait - Wholesale Bait Sales in Imlay City. He was a real outdoors man, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and card playing. Jake is survived by his wife, Louise Zuhlke of Imlay City; sons, Terry (Carolyn) Zuhlke of Hazel Park, Larry (Deborah) Zuhlke of Imlay City, and Steven (Trudy) Zuhlke of Capac

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                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                        • KACZMARCZYK GARY J

                                                                                                                                                          Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Thursday 7 p.m. Instate Friday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (Between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). Share memories with the family at their "On-line Guest book " @

                                                                                                                                                          • KAIN EDITH RHODA

                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                              • KELLY GERALD

                                                                                                                                                                "GERRY" Age 79. November 3, 2008. Survived by children, Richard (Jean), Mary Ellen (Steven) Tsvetkoff and Colleen (John) Schulte and their mother, Theresa Kelly. Loving grandfather of Shannon, Colin and Abbey Kelly, Paul and Bradley Tsvetkoff and Christian, Annie and Kelly Schulte. Brother of Sheila Kelly, Karen Rossello and the late Estelle Leydet, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Patricia Kelly and Mary Jungwirth. Brother-in-law of Leo Fitzpatrick and Richard Jungwirth. Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving…

                                                                                                                                                                • KOZAN BARBARA E

                                                                                                                                                                  will be Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Sherwood Funeral Home, Grass Lake. Interment Norvell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Allegiance Hospice. Please sign Barbara's guest book at

                                                                                                                                                                  • KURAS ADELLE

                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave at Artesian. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Hedwig's with Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Memorials may be sent to St. John's Deaf Center, 14057 E. 9 Mile, Warren MI 48089.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Kash Combs

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

                                                                                                                                                                      • Kathleen 'Kay' Faust, 61

                                                                                                                                                                        Kathleen “Kay” Faust, 61, died Nov. 3, 2008, in Grand Rapids at the Blodgett Campus of Spectrum Health after a long and difficult illness.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Kathleen Anteau Nov. 3, 2008

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

                                                                                                                                                                          • Kathleen E. Anteau Jan. 17, 1912-Nov. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                            Kathleen E. Anteau, age 96 of Monroe, died November 3, 2008 at the Lutheran Home of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                            • KayDee P. Rader April 4, 1950-Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                              KayDee P. Rader, age 58 of Vienna, Virginia, formerly of Dundee, passed away October 23, 2008 at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                              • LAW THOMAS F

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                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leo Bulson, 71

                                                                                                                                                                                    Leo L. Bulson, former Holland resident, died in Lexington, KY, October 7, 2008. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca, in a plane crash; father, Edwin Bulson; and several siblings. Cremation has taken place. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. November 8, 2008, AT LDS Church, 1340 E. 8th Street, Holland, with Rev. Bill Bulson officiating. 

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leone V. (Lukasiewicz) Kessler

                                                                                                                                                                                      NORWAY, Wis. -- Leone V. (Lukasiewicz) Kessler, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Norway.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • MISIAKOWSKI LEANNE M (NEE RIFENBERGH)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Scripture service Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday, in state 8:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St. at Pine, Mt. Clemens until time of Mass at 9 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                            • MOORE MARY ROBERTA RYAN

                                                                                                                                                                                              age 69, formerly of Woodhaven, MI passed away Nov. 2, 2008. Mary is survived by her husband, six children, one sister, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial donations to American Diabetes Association are requested. Envelopes will be available at Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown, where family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Thursday at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Brooklyn, MI from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service. A Funeral Mass will be on…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mary A. Meyers May 17, 1918-Oct. 28, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary A. Meyers, 90, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at Altamonte Springs Hospital after a long illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • McCRIRIE JOANNE ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 75, of Commerce Twp., Michigan passed away on November 1, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 17, 1933 to the late Dr. H. Bailey and Grace Sharp. Joanne was a 40 year resident of Farmington, a graduate of Hillsdale College and a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She loved spending time in Elk Rapids on Elk Lake, where her great grandparents settled. She taught school prior to making a lifetime career as a devoted and loving mother and homemaker. She was an…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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. Jan. 29, 1948-Nov. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Melvin H. Brown Jr., age 60 of Carleton, died November 1, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mike Petlichkoff 1927-2008 Mike Petlichkoff, 81, Sebewaing and formerly of Dearborn, passed away on the morning of October 25, 2008. He was born May 11, 1927. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Following his time in the Navy, Mike completed 36 years of distinguished service as a firefighter for the city of Dearborn. In 1996, Mike and Peggy moved to their retirement home in Sebewaing. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy; son, Michael (Mary) Petlichkoff, Dearborn; two daughters, Linda Petlichkoff, Boise, Idaho and Kathleen (Paul) Polkowski, Livonia; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Gregory Polkowski and Erin and Allison Petlichkoff; brother, Sam (Olga) Petlichkoff, Dearborn and many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in Dearborn, with burial taking place at Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NEWELL PATRICIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nancy Ann Ingram-Rash, 40

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nancy Ann Ingram-Rash, 40, died Nov. 3, 2008, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ola I. Bruns June 3, 1919-Oct. 28, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ola I. Bruns, 89 yrs, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Deerfield, died at her residence October 28, while under the care of Hospice Family Care.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PARMENTAR MINNIE ANNA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations to St. Trinity Lutheran Church or Multiple Sclerosis Society. To send a private condolence go to and select guestbook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PEARN GAYLAND A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 90. Passed away November 1, 2008. Born in Ashland, IL. Husband of Florence and the late Idella (Ormiston). Father of Robert (Elma), Candace (Eric) Law, and the late John (Jean) Pearn. Also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Proud Army veteran of WWII. Buried at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Patrick Morrissey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patrick Morrissey, 63, formerly of Girard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1 on the Feast of All the Saints, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Son of Leo and Elaine Morrissey, he will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by family and friends. However, we rejoice that he left us to be welcomed by all the saints in God’s kingdom. Born Nov. 25, 1944 in Jackson, Pat and his family soon moved to Girard, where his parents owned and operated Morrissey’s Girard Mill. At age 15, he asked MerryEllen Schray of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RABY DR NAIM M RABY M D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            94, of Okemos, MI, died after sunset on November 1, 2008. Dr. Raby was a retired pediatrician whose practice spanned over 50 years and two cultures. Born in 1914 in Baghdad, Iraq, Dr. Raby overcame the substantial obstacles facing Iraqi Jews of the time to enroll in the Royal College of Medicine. He graduated at the top of his class, receiving valedictory medals from King Faisal. Following his graduation, Dr. Raby served as personal physician to the Prime Minister and prominent government officials. Dr.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RAMUS MARK D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 15, 2008. Dear father of Michael. Loving son of Richard Ramus and Elizabeth Justice. Brother of Dawn (David) Sutphin and Wendy Ramus. Memorial gathering Saturday at 12 noon at the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (West of Lilley) until 1 p.m. Memorial Service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ROSELIND LILLIAN CONSELYEA LEXINGTON Roselind Lillian Conselyea, age 93, Lexington, MI went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 26 at Mercy Hospital. She was born August 31, 1915 in St. Clair, MI. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Hayward. She married Ralph W. Conselyea on May 30, 1936 in St. Clair County. He proceeded her in death August 1999. Roselind was first of all a mother and grandmother. She also was a brownie troop leader, a partner for life to her husband, former co-owner of the Port Sanilac Marina and owner of one of the very first of its kind soft serve ice cream shops in the late 1930's in St. Clair, MI. She is survived by her children and grandchildren. Daughter, Karen (Phil) Roff and their children; Connie (Lloyd) Shagena, Camilla Roff, Marilind Roff, Brad (Tina) Roff, Saundra (Don) Brown, Douglas (Angela) Roff. Son, William (Phyllis) Conselyea and their children; Mike (Barbara) Davio, Timothy Conselyea, Jeffrey Conselyea, Martin (Cheryl) Conselyea, Victoria Marohn, Randy (Robin) Conselyea. Son, Frederick (Susan) Conselyea and their children; Frederick Conselyea Jr., Christine Conselyea and Patrick Conselyea. Son, David (Linda) Conselyea and their daughter, Alysa (Kendrick) Komisarz. Also, special friends at Judy's Place in Lexington, MI. She has 14 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Jowetts Funeral Home in Port Huron. Burial in Royal Oak, MI. Arrangements by Jowetts Funeral Home, Port Huron.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 2-9 pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to Faith Baptist Church. Please sign the online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Revel Montgomery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Revel Montgomery, 86, of Quincy, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  She was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Breathit County, Kent., to Harlan and Bessie (Roark) Back. Revel was a homemaker and loved to cook for her large family.  She also enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, and caring for her dog Lucy. On Feb. 16, 1940, she married Wardie Montgomery and he preceded her in death in 1999. Survivors include: daughters Stella (Jack) Wagner of Pikeville, Tenn., Mazie Foltz of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard Baldus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 J. Dorman Nov. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Richard J. Dorman, 80, of Luna Pier died Monday at his home. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Riley Nicole Luce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Riley Nicole Luce, age 6, of Coldwater died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at her home in Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rita M. Warchuck 1934-2008 Mrs. Rita M. Warchuck, 74, Ruth and Hale, passed away Wednesday evening, October 29, 2008 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. As Rita went to be with the Lord, she was surrounded by her loving family and under Heartland Hospice Care. Rita was born on August 30, 1934 in Harbor Beach , daughter of the late Charles Marcus and Mabel Ida (Winkel) Holdwick, Sr. She was united in marriage to Richard Charles Warchuck Sr. on November 29, 1952 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2004. Rita graduated from Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School in 1952. She was a loving wife, mother and fantastic homemaker. She was a parishioner at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth where she was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Christian Mothers Sodality. Rita was also a former parishioner at St. Pius Catholic Church in Hale. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and Friends Instantly Sending Help (FISH), both of Hale. She was an avid card player and an extraordinary cook, taking pleasure in sharing delicious recipes with her children and grandchildren. Most of all, Rita treasured time spent with family and friends. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her kind loving heart and warm smile. Rita has brought beautiful memories to everyone who touched her life. She is survived by five sons, Richard (Karen) Warchuck Jr., Ruth, Randy (Debbie) Warchuck, Ruth, Tim (Lori) Warchuck, Smith's Creek; Douglas (Pam) Warchuck, Sandusky and Jeff (Mandi) Warchuck, Coruna, Calif.; eight daughters, Cindy (Gary) Osantowski, Ubly, Linda (Ron) Nowiski, Harbor Beach, Sandy (Ken) Klaus, Palms, Debbie (Tim) Grifka, Tucson, Ariz., Kathy (Larry) Leavine, Ubly, Bonnie (Glen) Thoms, Marne, Wendy (Rich) Volmering, Harbor Beach and Becky (Rod) Kirsch, Harbor Beach; 48 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Irene) Holdwick, Ferndale andNorman (Jackie) Holdwick, Lexington; brother-in-law, Daniel Osantowski; sisters-in-law, Karen Holdwick and Mary Jane (Warchuck) Hook; aunt, Violet (Jim) Darling. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, one infant son, James; two grandsons, Joey Lemanski and Scott Mausolf; two brothers, Kenneth Holdwick and Ralph Holdwick, and one sister, Gladys Osantowski. Funeral mass was held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. Rev. Robert Pare, pastor, officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arramgements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Robert (Bud or Red) Laverne Hundley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert (Bud or Red) Laverne Hundley, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert C. Gross 1948-2008 Robert C. Gross, 60, Sebewaing, died Friday, October 31, 2008 at his home. Robert was born on March 7, 1948 in Seattle, Wash. to the late Clement and Dorothy (Handy) Gross. He married Catherine Allen. Robert was a welder. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; four children, Christine Oakie, Fairgrove, Patricia Romain, Caro, Scott (Heidi) Romain, Kingston and Corey Gross, Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Jason Oakie, both of Fairgrove; brother, Michael Gross, Sebewaing; two sisters, Elizabeth (Ken) Gruich, Caseville and Viola Mickelson, Bad Axe; brother-in-law, Michael Katchuba, Fostoria; seven nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elvira Gross, Margarite (Muggs) Gross and Carmalita Katchuba; and son-in-law, Kevin Oakie. A memorial service was be held on November 4, 2008 at Community of Christ Church, Bay Port. In lieu of flowers those considering an expression of sympathy are asked toconsider memorial contributions to the family. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan.

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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 Aug. 30, 1963-Nov. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Roxann Evans, 45, of Monroe died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted that day. She had been in poor health for 5 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Roxann Evans Nov. 1, 2008

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Russell A. Weyer Romeo Russell A. Weyer, 58, of Romeo passed away Thursday, (October 30, 2008) at his home. He was born April 25, 1950 in Almont to Ralph and Maxine (Muma) Weyer. He married Connie Ecklund Wise in 1992. He graduated from Almont High School in 1968. Russ worked at the Schriber Farm in Thornville then came back to Romeo to run his own farm where he continued to work until now. He was very active in Lapeer County 4H beginning as a child showing his own dairy cattle. He was a leader since 1994, member of the council for several years and swine superintendent for three years. Also active in the FFA, Russ held a state farmer degree, was a member of the alumni and was awarded the Star State Farmer award in 1968. Russ was known as a loving, caring man, always eager to help anyone and anytime. He is survived by his wife, Connie; his children, Robb of Imlay City, Rachel of Romeo, Rebekah (Brandon) Bertram of Marlette, Sarah Wise of Romeo, Ralph of Marlette, Russ

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ryan Keith Lawrence Owosso Ryan Keith Lawrence, age 31, of Owosso, passed away Friday (Octorber 31, 2008). He was born August 11th, 1977, to Todd and Victoria Lawrence. Ryan loved softball, hockey, hunting and helping family and friends. He was a builder. A Heart of Gold Stopped Beating, Two Shining Eyes at Rest, God Broke our Hearts to Prove He only takes the Best. He is survived by the love of his life, daughter, Jordyn Lee (Pickadilly) Lawrence; girlfriend, Traci Cook; mother, Victoria Lawrence; step-dad, Richard Veale; father, Todd Lawrence; step-mom, Kim Lawrence; brother, Nathan (Traci Craven) Lawrence; sister, Marcie Hathon; brother-in-law, Robert Hathon; brother, Christopher Varco; step-brothers, Derek Veale, Chris Darling; step-sisters, Theresa Willard and Heather Varco; grandmother, Roma Jean Lawrence; many aunts and uncles, Greg (Jackie) Kimmer, Dan (Julie) Kimmer, Brian (Linda) Kimmer, Gina(Tom) Felker, Carley (Tom Sexton), Sheri (Tom) Foster, Jeana (Peter

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SALKOWSKI MITCHELL J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SCHULTZ FRANK J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  passed away November 2, 2008 surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Schultz was born on October 3, 1912 in Yugoslavia. He immigrated to the United States in December of 1921 through Ellis Island. A lifelong Eastside resident, Red Wing, Tiger and Lions fan. Mr. Schultz was a past-president of the St. Clair Shores Kiwanis Club. Beloved husband of the late Mozelle. Dear father of William (Linda) Schultz of Rochester, Michigan and Frank (Nancy) Schultz of Spring, Texas. Dear grandfather of Kristen (Rob) Border of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • STRZALKOWSKI SUZAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Niblack Funeral Home, 517-223-8656.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • TIERNEY JAMES M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 84, of Pentwater, MI died Monday, October 27, 2008. He was born in Birmingham, Michigan, May 30th, 1924. He grew up in the Detroit area as one of eight children. He served in the Army Signal Corps, as a Second Lieutenant. He lived and worked in the Chicago and Detroit metropolitan areas in the life insurance industry for more than two decades. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and two loving sons, James, of Chicago, Illinois, and Daniel, of Seattle, WA. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TRAVIS ALBERT V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the Voran Funeral Home (Dearborn Chapel) on Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday November 8, 2008 11:00 a.m. at Mariannhill Missions, 23601 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      November 4, 2008, age 67. Wife of the late Norbert. Dear mother of Heidi Fodera (William). Grandmother of Melanie, Jonathan, and Andrew. Memorial Service Friday 10:30 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Memorial Tributes to Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Rd., Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, or Angels' Place, 25240 Lahser Rd., Suite 2, Southfield, MI 48033. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thomas A. Grabman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ANNA WILLIAMS, 87, of Yale, formerly of Mancelona, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona. The family will receive friends today, Nov. 5, from 1 to 9 p.m., at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • VASSALLO JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile) Thursday 2-9 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In state Friday 9:00 a.m. at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan (btwn. 15 and 16 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial Resurrection. Tributes to the American Cancer Society are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vicente Limlingan

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Virginia ‘Ginny’ Urick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Virginia “Ginny” Urick, age 80, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be united with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Gobles, Mich., a daughter of the late Clarence and Lillian (Upson) Urick. Ginny had resided nearly her whole life in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1945. Following nearly 38 years of dedicated employment in the offices of the Kirsch Company in Sturgis, she retired in 1983. From the age…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vivian I. Paynter

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WALSH HELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the Voran Funeral Home (Dearborn Chapel ) on Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service Friday November 7, 2008 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. In state 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Obituary/Guestbook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WILLIAM J. FOSS CARSONVILLE William J. Foss, age 77, of Carsonville, died Monday, October 27, 2008 in his home. He was born December 22, 1930 in Forester Twp., son of the late Jesse E. and Bertha M. (Harper) Foss. Mr. Foss was a retired operating engineer with Ann Arbor Paving. He was a 50 year member of F & AM Lodge #237, Port Sanilac. He was a member of the Sanilac Shrine Club; the Sanilac Co. Sportsman's Association and a life member of the N.R.A. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Donald and Maxwell and a sister Dora Gentry. No visiting or services are planned. Arrangements were made by the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WILLIAMS AUDREY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    November 7, 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or Charity of choice. Online guestbook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILLIAMSON JAMES F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      age 77, October 31, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Ilene. Dear father of Jim (Jamie) and Connie Miela. Grandfather of Melissa (Dan), Mary Beth (Kevin), Nicole (Jeff) and Jason (Beth). Great-grandfather of Scotty and Trevor. Brother of Neil. Constant companion of Maggie. Memorial visitation Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. until an 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Garden City Presbyterian Church, 1841 Middlebelt (just south of Ford Rd.). Cremated remains will be placed in the Garden City Presbyterian Memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WITZE SHIRLEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 77, November 2, 2008. Wife of the late Floyd. Mother of Cheryl Saner, Nancy Gayiner, Michael, Matthew and John (Lynn). Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Private cremation has taken place. Arrangements by the Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, Hamtramck.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walt Howard Nov. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Walt Howard, age 81, of Lincoln Park, formerly of Flat Rock, died Nov. 3, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Weldon May

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Weldon May, 94, died Nov. 4, 2008 at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange, Ind. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday by the Albion Lodge F&AM #97. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Albion, and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Ind. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wesley Winkelman Nov. 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wesley Winkelman, 86, of Dundee died this morning at his home. Arrangements by Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wilma G. Briggs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wilma G. Briggs, age 76, of Constantine passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Birch Adult Foster Care, Leonidas. She was born on Sept. 9, 1932, the daughter of William and Charlotte (Sours) Brown. Wilma graduated from Quincy High School. She married William Briggs on Dec. 4, 1951. Wilma was employed as an inspector at Owens Illinois in Constantine and also worked for Continental Can Co., Three Rivers and Denton Mills, Centreville. She was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church, the Church Women’s…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • YOUNAN AMALIA KADDO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval (at St. Jean), Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ZEMKE JUDITH KINGGO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on October 26, 2008 in Manhattan Beach, CA. She is survived by her husband, Joe Williams; five Zemke children: Michael, John, Daniel, David, Molly Johnson; and twelve grandkids. Born September 10, 1941 in Detroit, MI, to Agnes and Robert Kinggo. Judy was the eldest of seven siblings and she shared a strong bond with them that never faded. She graduated from Immaculata High School in 1959 and received an RN degree from Henry Ford Hospital…

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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


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