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RAMSAY, Mich. -- Alice G. Olson, 85, of Belmont Avenue, Ramsay, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at home.
POTTERACK - The Mass of Christian Burial for Alvin E. Potterack, aged 87, husband of Betty Potterack, will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Basilica of St. Adalbert. Relatives and friends may meet his family at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass begins. For complete obituary and to sign Al's guestbook, visit his web page at www.lifestorynet.com Heritage Funeral Home
Andrea L. Byarski 1988-2008 Andrea Lennae Byarski, 20, Suttons Bay, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on June 24, 1988 in Bad Axe, daughter of Leonard and Lauri (Schmitt) Byarski. She was a 2006 graduate of Suttons Bay High School. Andrea loved the outdoors, playing the drums and her dog, Buda. She is survived by her parents, Leonard and Lauri Byarski, Suttons Bay; sisters, Amanda Byarski, Traverse City and Alissa (Jackson) Thomson, Alexandria, Va.; paternal grandmother, June Byarski, Bad Axe; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Ruthann Schmitt, Bad Axe and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Leonard Byarski Sr. Services were held on Friday, November 7, 2008 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church of Sheridan Corner. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe, officiated. Burial took place in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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Anthony L. Einheuser Lapeer Anthony L. Einheuser, age 79, of Lapeer, passed away Thursday, (November 6, 2008). He was born November 28, 1928 in Detroit to Anthony and Mary (O'Donnell) Einheuser. He married Mary C. Forrester in Detroit. Mr. Einheuser was proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corp, just out of high school. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Detroit Fire Department after many years of service. Above all else, Anthony loved his family very much. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Einheuser of Lapeer; children, Ronald (Jeannie Russ) Einheuser of WA, Michael (Diane Willard) Einheuser of Detroit, David (Denise) Einheuser of Metamora, Carol Jacob of Metamora, Kenneth (Joy) Einheuser of Metamora, Eric (Peggy) Einheuser of Metamora; grandchildren, Jeff (Mandy) Jacob, Kevin Jacob, Daniel Einheuser, Tyler Einheuser, Steve Jacob, Jessica (Scott) Oliver, Cassie, Matthew, Nicole and Amanda Einheuser; great-grandchildren, Alyson and
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Arnold G. Lewandowsky, Sr., age 89, of Florida, formerly of New Boston, MI died on November 5, 2008. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home Flat Rock Chapel on Tuesday November 11, 2008 from 1 to 8 PM.
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Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
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Thursday, 5-9 p.m. and Friday, 1-9 p.m. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown Twp.
BEVERLY P. JOLLEY JEDDO Beverly P. Jolley, age 69, of Jeddo, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at home with her family. She was born March 30, 1939 in Buel Township, daughter of the late Edgar and Belle (Murray) Straffon. She and Leonard D. Jolley were married November 1, 1958 in Buel Township. He died January 4, 2006. Beverly was an active member of the Bethel Missionary Church, Roseburg, and was very charitable with her time and efforts helping the less fortunate. She and her late husband were Fremont Twp. farmers. Surviving are her sons Jeffery of Detroit and Steven (Debbie) of Jeddo. Daughters Kimberly Lynn (Russell) Rush of Troy and Karen (Jay) Lussier of Berthoud, Colorado. Sisters Carol (Ed) Gill and Linda Hall all of Sandusky. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Janet Straffon. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell with Rev. Brent Kriesch, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Church officiating. Burial will be in the Croswell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Missionary Church. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Croswell.
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BLOOM GEORGE E
November 12, 2008 Age 84. Husband of the late Mary Therese. Dear father of Barbara Jeanne Stoecker (Gregory), Douglas Stephen (Diane), Therese Lynn Anderson (Michael), Lawrence Jon (Jennifer) and the late Mary Christine Bourgeois (Ted). Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Brother of both the late Robert and Howard. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to Gilda's Club of Detroit or the McCarty Cancer Foundation. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com
BRANDI LEA SHAW DECKER Brandi Lea Shaw, age 19, of Decker, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at her home in Decker, Michigan. She was born August 28, 1989 in Sandusky, MI. She is the daughter of Daniel and Cindy (Little) Shaw. Brandi was a very happy girl who enjoyed life. Brandi had a great sense of humor and loved to smile and laugh. She enjoyed outdoor activities and camping with her family. Brandi attended school at the Sanilac ISD and participated in the 4-H handicap horseback riding program for 14 years. She loved to be around people and brought much joy to all who knew her. She is survived by her parents, Daniel & Cindy Shaw of Decker, Sister Crystal & Mickey Strickler of Decker. Grandparents Eleanor Shaw of Decker, Tom & Norajean Little of Cass City, Great Grandmother Jean Boyl of Cass City, Aunts and Uncles Carol & Douglas Nelson of Sandusky, Caren & Gary Gerstenberger of Decker, Sherri Little of Caro, Sandy & Bernie Wolny of Cass City, Mike Little of Indiana, and Lori & Jim Jensen of Brown City. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lynsey, Grandfather, Russell Shaw, Uncle Duane Shaw, and Cousin Gerald (Buckwheat) Shaw. Funeral services were held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Rev. Fred Becknell officiating. Burial was in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover. Casket bearers - Kimberly Koslakiewicz, Kayla DeLong, Misty Jensen, Casie Jensen, Jessie Jensen, Andrea Little, Amy Gerstenberger and Lisa Gerstenberger. Memorial suggestion to United Hospice Service. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.
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Beloved daughter of the late Bernice and the late Oscar Braun. Devoted sister of Lawrence Braun and Pamela Braun. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 2 O'CLOCK FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.
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Barbara Manick, 67, of Riverview, Mich. passed away Oct. 26, 2008 at Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, Mich. She was born Nov. 8, 1940. Funeral arrangements for Barbara Manick are pending at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.
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Barbara  Ann Schroedter,  75, of West Olive, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2008.  She retired from Sears and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club. Barb is survived by her children, Dave (Bev) Schroedter, Kathy Jones, Nancy (Scott) Hoffmeyer, and Mike Schroedter; four grandchildren. The service is  at noon Friday, November 14, 2008 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 527 Taylor Street, with Pastor Phillip DeVries officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church.  Visit www.klaassenfuneralhome .com to sign Barb’s on-line guest book or share a memory. Arrangements  by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.
Benjamin C. Stinnett, 25, of Monroe died at 5:31p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
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Bernice Taylor-Alley, 79, of Oregon, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. She was born Dec. 18, 1928 in Bexar County, Texas, to E.D. and Rose (Nehr) Raines. Bernice was a faithful servant to God throughout her entire life, serving Him as a longtime member of the Allen United Methodist Church and as the pastor of the Moscow Plains UMC for five years. Outside of her faithful service to the Lord, she enjoyed gardening, RVing and visiting local shut-ins.  Bernice is survived by her loving children, Randy (Kunhui) Robinstine, Roxanne (Randy) Cole, Mark (Debbie) Robinstine, and Rosanne (Teofil) Kalinowski; four brothers, two sisters, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Leland Lee Robinstine Jr. and husbands, Leland Lee Robinstine Sr., Eldred Taylor, and Harold Alley. Visitation for Bernice will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2 - 8 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Home located at the corner of Wynn and Navarre. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9 - 10 a.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway, Northwood, where funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery in Reading. The family suggests memorials be made in Bernice's name to either the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home, or Unity United Methodist Church. Bernice was a light to her children, an inspiration of Christian service, and will be missed by all who knew her.
CAMPBELL ANNIE M
Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman Roads), Livonia. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Church.
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Basil Catholic Church, 22860 Schroeder, Eastpointe until time of Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Mrs. Carducci was a faithful member of St. Basil Catholic Parish for 55 years. Memories to be shared at
CARTER GENEVA ARLETTA
November 9, 2008. Age 59. Beloved daughter of James and Mildred Carter. Loving sister of Avril, Clarence, James, Margaret (Jorel), Wayne, and Carl (Kathryn). Dear niece and cousin. Proud aunt and devoted friend. Services Saturday 11 a.m. at Word Of Faith, 20000 W. Nine Mile Rd. Visit
Friday 3-9 p.m. Tributes to Heritage Lutheran Church are welcome. Mr. Carver retired from K-Mart Corp. after 30 years of service. He also worked for Amexx Leasing for 9 years. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at
CIUPKA RITA L
Friday 1-9 p.m. with a rosary 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (Warren). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at Transfiguration Church, 5830 Simon K. (Detroit). Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Croswell, Michigan. Memorial donations may be made to: Cancer Research Association. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at
COLLINS HUGH WILLIAM
begins at church 12:30 p.m. Memorial tributes to Well Spring of Hope Foundation, 716 W. Thirteen Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073. www.wellspringofhope.net. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Rosary Friday 7:15 p.m. at the funeral home. In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. with a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Resurrection at St. Frances Cabrini Church. 9000 Laurence, Allen Park, Mi. 48101. Donations can be made to Cabrini Athletic Fund. Obituary/Guestbook at
CROWLEY SHIRLEY M
Age 86, formerly of Roseville. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dearest mother of Michael (Patricia), Sharon (David) Salg and Janice Palmer. Loving grandmother of Nicole, Dana, Michael, Jaclyn and Sara. Dear sister of Thomas (Marian) Nantais and James (Patricia) Nantais. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake (at Greater Mack) St. Clair Shores. Share a memory at
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Carol Diane Noblit, 62, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born in Pittsford on Dec. 8, 1945, to Roy and Naomi (Julian) Double. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Max, Keith, Don and Ron; and stepson, Randy Noblit of Florida. She graduated from Pittsford High School in 1964, Valedictorian of her class. She spent her entire life in Hillsdale County. Carol worked for Alsons (Masco) for many years in various executive positions. She was president of Cherokee Station Inc. in Jonesville for 12 years. Carol retired in March of 2007. Her passions in life were growing flowers, music, dancing, horses, touring large cities, spending time with family and her husband and life partner of 23 years, Gary. She was a wonderful caring person that loved life and laughter and will be so dearly missed by many close friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Gary Noblit; two sons, Scott (Sheri) Carpenter of Jonesville and Matthew (Stephanie) Carpenter of Camden; stepdaughters, Rhonda Mosby of Jonesville, Shawn Noblit of Columbus, Ga. and Michelle Kesselring of Rives Junction; several grandchildren, nephews and nieces also survive. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville with Pastor Terry Bobzien officiating. Interment will follow at Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford.  The family will receive friends for visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale Community Theater.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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Caroline M. Wooster, age 74, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born April 20, 1934, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Albert and Cleo (Dunafin) Holtz. Caroline was a resident of the Sturgis area all of her life. She had been employed by the Brighton Mushroom Farm before her marriage to Nelson L. Wooster on Aug. 27, 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis. She enjoyed art, painting, photography, and was an avid reader. Surviving are: her husband, Nelson; three daughters, Jackie (Bill) Brown of Gaylord, Debra Bradley of Tallahasee, Fla., and Vicky (Michael) Howell of Goshen, Ind.; two sons, Alvin Wooster of Sturgis and Scott Wooster of Carlsbad, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Walter Wooster; three brothers, Dale Holtz, Charles Holtz, and Albert “AJ” Holtz Jr.; and a sister, Sharon Holtz. The family will receive friends and relatives from 12:30–2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Caroline M. Wooster will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Barry Sommerfield, Celebration Community Church, Sturgis officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Her obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
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.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Cecilia J. "Ceil" Maccani, 96, died peacefully Thursday evening, Nov. 6, 2008, in Ironwood.
Charles E. Lambrix, 70, of Monroe, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday in his home. He had been in poor health since July.
Charles E. Lambrix, 70, of Monroe died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday in his home.
Clarence Geiger 1914-2008 Clarence Geiger, 94, a retired Sand Beach Township farmer, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2008 at his daughter's home, (Susann and Bernard Smaglinski) near Harbor Beach. He was born September 7, 1914 near Harbor Beach to the late Charles and Lena (Hessling) Geiger. On September 12, 1936 in St. Anthony's Church, Helena, Clarence and Emma Booms were united in marriage. She preceded him in death on April 10, 1996. Clarence was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, the Men's Club, was an usher, was a member of the Jolly Neighbors Farm Bureau and a long time member of the Tip of the Thumb Square Dancers. He was also a former Cooper Rural School board member. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, deer hunting, playing cards and dancing. He is survived by his children, Susann (Bernard) Smaglinski, Harbor Beach, MaryAnn (Fred) Jahn, Port Hope, Charles (Judith) Geiger, Harbor Beach; 16 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rita Booms, Harbor Beach, Carolyn LeGault, Harbor Beach and Evelyn Kraft, Clinton Township; sister-in-law, Florence Booms, Bad Axe and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Geiger on April 28, 1973; three brothers, George (Selma) Geiger, Norman (Margaret) Geiger and Leo (Lucille) Geiger; a sister, Emma (Geiger) and Leland Gentner; and brother-in-laws, Leonard Booms, Raymond LeGault and Robert Kraft. Funeral mass was held on Monday, November 10, 2008 at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. Fr. William Spencer officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Clarence Lee Sifford, 88, of Petoskey, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.
Clela Mae Whitaker, 81, of Riveridge Manor Nursing Home, Niles, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.
• Clemens Sylvester Wittlieff, 82, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 10. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....
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DENNIS (DENNY) BARBER PECK Dennis (Denny) Barber, Age 63, of Peck, died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at home. He was born October 2, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Loretta (Kamulski) Barber of Peck and the late Harold Barber. He was a life long farmer and a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau. He is survived by his three Children; Fred (Marcy) Barber of Georgia, Theresa (Tim) Himmer of Massachusetts and Roxanne (Steven) Maedel of Applegate. His mother, Loretta Barber of Peck, one brother; John (Jennifer) Barber of Peck, two sisters; Yvonne Barber of Dexter and Juanita (Joseph) Spallina of Saline. Two nieces; Christina Spallina and Jessica Barber. Three nephews; David and Jared Spallina and Daniel Trenbath Barber and Jessica Barber. Several other relatives. He was preceded in death by one brother, David Barber and one sister, Carol Ann Barber. Funeral Mass was held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors in Sandusky with Fr. Charles Hammond of Sandusky and Rev. Clarence VanConant of Harbor Beach officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peck. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements by Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.
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DUFFY MICHAEL JOHN
age 66 passed away on November 11, 2008 after his third battle with leukemia. Mike is survived by his loving wife Karen, son Michael John Duffy Jr. (Lena), daughter Erin Duffy Mercer (Clark), step daughters Tracy Raona (Joe) and Lindsay Hengel. Dear brother of Patricia Cappy (Joe), Kathy Doherty (Tim), Christine Duffy, and Timothy Duffy (Judy). Loving Poppy to Rice, Teaghan, Liam, Mats, Luciano and Santino. Predeceased by Janice L. Duffy and his parents Gertrude and Melvin Duffy. Mike was extremely proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps. Building on his experience from the military, Mike started and operated a successful business. He was a member of the Grosse Pointe Crisis Club and gave generously to the community. He was a great hockey player, a fearless snowboarder, and enjoyed winning a few bucks off his best friends in a game of golf. He loved traveling with Karen and in the past three years they visited Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, and took a road trip across the U.S. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 4500 Marseilles Street, Detroit, MI 48224. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to the Grosse Pointe Crisis Club.
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Dale R. Schrader Jr., age 62, of Centreville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8th, 2008 at his home. Dale Jr. was born in Three Rivers on Sept. 26, 1946, a son of Dale R. and Gwynn (Walsh) Schrader Sr. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War with the Seabees. On July 1, 2000, he married Donna S. Hann in Three Rivers. Dale worked at Coachman Industries in Middlebury, Ind., for 22 years, retiring in 2008. He also worked for the family business, Schrader’s Friendly Service in Centreville. He was a member of the American Legion , Three Rivers, past member of Elks Lodge #1248, Three Rivers, and was an avid Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan. Dale also enjoyed working on small engines and wood working. Surviving are his parents, Dale and Gwynn Schrader Sr., Centreville; wife, Donna Schrader, Centreville; daughter, Johanna (Bob) Colburn, Portage; son, Adam (Wendy) Schrader, White Pigeon;  step sons, Donny (Tammy) White of Three Rivers; Raymond (Audra) White of Schoolcraft, Mickey (Jenny) White of Three Rivers; sisters, Keli (Steve) Quake of Centreville, Sheli (Joe) Hittler of Sturgis; brothers, Marc (Sherry) Schrader of Three Rivers, Chad (Kim) Schrader of Three Rivers; grandchildren, Lanina Coburn, Claysee and Kenlee Schrader, Brittany and Taylor White and Lainie White. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville where services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. John Deily, First Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers, officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion in Three Rivers. Memorial contributions may be made to West Michigan Cancer Center. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
Daniel Ammerman, 86, of Ash Township died Tuesday morning and his wife Maxine, 85, died Tuesday night. Arrangements by Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Carleton Chapel.
David H. Hunten, 58, of Monroe died at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday at Harborside of Sylvania.
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Dawne R. Tillman, 62, of Coldwater, formerly of Big Rapids, passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Morley.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s The Daily Reporter.
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Deanna M. Brinks, age 61, of Belleville, Michigan, (formerly of Cadillac and Holland) passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008, peacefully at her home with her family at her side. She was born February 20, 1947 in Cadillac, MI, the daughter of Gordon and Alice (Schmidt) Frook. She was a 1965 graduate of Kenowa Hills High School. On March 21, 1969, she married Kenneth L. Brinks and he survives. She was a member of New Life Bible Baptist Church in Ypsilanti. Because of her faith and love in Jesus Christ, we know she is resting in His arms today. In addition to her husband, survivors include: her parents of Wayland, MI; one son, Douglas (Rebecca) Brinks of Ada, OK; one daughter, Michelle (Ken) Adams of Belleville; six grandchildren; one sister, Kathy (Dan) McRae of Plainwell, MI; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Timothy Frook. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at New Life Bible Baptist Church, 1175 S. Grove Road, Ypsilanti. Burial will be in Fairplanes Cemetery, Sparta Township, MI. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Envelopes are available at Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Please sign her guest book at www.starkfuneral.com.
Dena Vlieg Imlay City Dena Vlieg, age 94, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday (November 9, 2008) at her sisters home in Imlay City. She was born Dena Adrianna Yonker, November 12, 1913 in Kalamazoo to Otto and Jenny Yonker. She married Peter Vlieg on May 31, 1935 in Kalamazoo. Dena spent most of her life in the Imlay City community and was a member of Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her sisters, Eleanor Wright of Kalamazoo and Barbara (Warner) Hoeksema of Imlay City; and by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter in 1986; her parents, Otto and Jenny Yonker; sisters, Fannie Corstange, Henretta Gernate and Wilma Watson. Memorial contributions may be made to Imlay City Christian Reformed Church Benevolent Fund. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday (November 12, 2008) at Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Kenneth VanderHorst will officate. Burial will follow at Imlay Township Cemetery.
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Diana G. Love Seeback, age 51, of Holland, went to be with her Lord Monday, November 10, 2008, at her home, surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Diana was born in Traverse City and graduated from Hamilton High School. She had been employed at Genesis Trailers, attended Faith Christian Center, and served in the U.S. Army. Diana was preceded in death by her father, Arthur J. Love Sr., in 2004. Surviving are her children, Jason Love of Corona, CA, Jeff Seeback Jr. of Holland, and Marcy Seeback of Holland; mother, Betty Love of Holland; sisters and brothers, Joyce and Dennis Benedict of Holland, Barbara and John Ridlington of Fennville, Tony and Sharon Love of Florence, SC, and Jack and Julie Love of Fennville; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Faith Christian Center, 1941 Washington Ave., with  Pastor Fred Gulker officiating. Burial will be in the East Saugatuck Cemetery. Visiting will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.
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Donald A. Ruth, 57, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 near Pensacola, Fla. as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He was born April 22, 1951 in Hillsdale to Vernon and Serena (Fish) Ruth. He was married April 1, 1972 to Susan Laser and she survives. Donald was a 1969 graduate of Pittsford High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1970 to 1972. He enjoyed woodworking, sports and music. Surviving besides his wife Susan, are his parents Vernon and Serena Ruth of Osseo; two sons Brent (Angel) Ruth and Aaron (Heidi) Ruth, both of Lakeland, Fla; a sister, Cathy (Howard) May of Richmond, Texas; two brothers Steven Ruth of Hillsdale, Vernon Paul (Dawn) Ruth of Osseo; and two grandchildren Brandon and Kelly. Memorial services for Donald A. Ruth will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church in Hillsdale with Pastor James Olinger officiating. Interment will follow at Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford. The family will receive friends for visitation Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until services at 2 p.m at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Donald C. Smith Jr., age 61, of Milan died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at his home with his loving family by his side after a long battle from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Adrian, to Donald Curtis and Alice (Babcock) Smith Sr. Don attended Petersburg-Summerfield High and Adrian College. He worked for GM in both the Tecumseh and Adrian plants for 24 years, retiring from Adrian in 1993. He also enjoyed working at the Top Shoppe, as a police officer, security officer, car salesman and cottage cheese maker. He was active in his community by school tutoring, a parade organizer and a Girl Scout and Boy Scout supporter. Don will be fondly remembered, however, for bringing joy to hundreds of Milan children as “Santa” in the Christmas holiday parade for the past 22 years. In addition to Santa his other passion was a love for antique cars, especially his 1925 Ford Model T. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Jo (O’Hare); three daughters, Stacie Lynn (Jim), Danielle Lynn and Nicole Lynn; aunt and uncle, Kathie and Basil Babcock; aunt Helen Babcock, aunt Helen Woerner, and a very loving extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon (Grof), and their daughter, Tracie Lynn, his parents and a brother, William. Visitation will be Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan. where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the David O’Hare Foundation, 2701 Blackberry Lane NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 in memory of his nephew whom he loved dearly, or to Arbor Hospice for the loving care they provided in his final days. Condolences may be offered at www.ochalekstark.com.
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Donald Eugene Ray, age 83, of Sturgis, died Nov. 8, 2008, at his home following an extended illness. He was born west of Mendon to Leo and Beulah Mae (Hallam) Ray on Dec. 24, 1924.  He attended the Canada Corners Country School and graduated from Mendon High School in 1942.  Upon graduation, he joined the Navy where he spent the next four years.  After his military service, Don enrolled at the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State College, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy.  On Oct. 19, 1957, he was married  to Wanda Mae Skibbe of Paw Paw. He worked at several clinic pharmacies, eventually accepting a pharmacy position at Borgess Hospital.  He attained the position of chief pharmacist for 13 years before moving to Sturgis and starting his own business, Don Ray’s Pharmacy.  He continued to operate the business for the next 19 years along with his wife, Wanda. Don was a lifetime member of the American Legion; the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) of Oshkosh, Wis.; the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo;  the Classic Antique Restorers (CAR) of Three Rivers; Michigan Pharmacist Association (MPA);  American Pharmacist Association (APHA); the Mendon Heritage Schoolhouse fundraising committee, and was inducted into the Mendon High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Don maintained his pharmacy license for 56 years and was current up to the time of his death.  In Don’s younger years, he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, scuba diving, and golf.  Don was passionate about watching his four grandchildren’s sporting events which included soccer, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, football, swimming, diving, and track.  He was also a huge Mendon football fan and attended most games.  Don had a brilliant mind and a photographic memory.  There were few subjects Don couldn’t expound on.     Don is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 51 years, Wanda Ray;  two daughters, Kelli Ray-Fry and son-in-law, Douglas Fry, and Kimberly Baker and her husband, Bradley;  four grandchildren, Amanda and Hayley Baker and Samuel and William Fry, all of Sturgis;  one brother, Keith (Hazel) Ray of Mendon; and several nieces and nephews. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon with Rev. Cannon Meredith Hunt, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Sturgis officiating.  A luncheon will follow services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Great Hall, and his family encourages everyone to attend and continue the fellowship and share memories of Don.  The family suggests memorials be directed to either the Mendon Heritage Schoolhouse Project, 148 Kirby Rd., Mendon, MI 49072; or the Sturgis Hospice, 1613 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.  Online register and condolences may be sent to www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.
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Dorothy M. Brondyke-Boehmer, age 88, of Zeeland, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at a local care facility. Dorothy was born in Holland, June 22, 1920, to Benjamin and Eunice (Bush) Dalman and was a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of Maplewood Reformed Church. Preceding her in death was her first husband, Louis Brondyke in 1980; her second husband, Walter Boehmer, in 2000; and her sister, Lenore Garvelink. Surviving are her two sons, Richard Lee and Mary Brondyke of Clarkston, and James Roger and Cheryl Brondyke of Finksburg, MD; five grandchildren, Kelly and Eddie Feeman, Karin and Dean Fenton, Kate and Dan Ochoa, Aaron Brondyke and Christine Zachai, and Rebecca and Adam Gerow; nine great- grandchildren; sisters, Marie  Van Eerden, and Evon and Robert Pluister; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Maplewood Reformed Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jason Siemens.  Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. at the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 29 E. Ninth St. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. Please visit www.lifestorynet .com  for further information.
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PRESQUE ISLE, Wis. -- Dr. Terry Hickman of Presque Isle, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his beloved home.
Edward Budek, age 78, of Waltz, died on Monday November 10, 2008.
Edward Budek, age 78, of New Boston, died Monday. Arrangements are pending with the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Inc.
Edward Thomas Smith, 71, of Toledo died at 5:54 p.m. Monday at Toledo Hospital. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.
Elva Steward Lynch Traverse City Elva Steward Lynch, age 94, of Traverse City, passed away Friday (November 7, 2008) at her home. She was born September 23, 1914. Elva was a Longtime educator & principal. Her family honored her wish to be cremated. Instead of funeral services, Mrs. Lynch asked that a poem she wrote, "Memory of Me," be shared with family & friends. Memory of Me, I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo, whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories what I leave when life for me is done. Her family will be smiling with tears. She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Gary) Barfknecht; son, Al (Nan) Lynch; grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Juengst, Heidi (Anthony) Drake, Erin (Michael) Miller, Caitlin Lynch, Albert Lynch; great-grandchildren, Anders & Ell
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Age 57, of Alpena, passed away November 9, 2008 in Alpena. Survived by three sons, Ryan (Rania), Mark, Nick (Kim); eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Tom) Egner, Kathy Hill, and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.
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Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.
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Fred Bosma, 83, of Zeeland, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. Fred was born to Fred Sr. and Mary Bosma on January 29, 1925 in Zeeland.  He attended Zeeland High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served on the USS Anderson.  Fred was a lifelong member of Second Reformed Church.  Fred was life member of the Scottville Clown Band, a founding member of the PF Flyers Racing Pigeon Club, and a member of the Gilbert F. Karsten American Legion Post in Zeeland.  Fred retired from Consumers Power after 35 years and then worked for FMB Bank.  He loved to camp, fish and make stained glass windows and artwork.  Fred was preceded in death by his sister, MaryAnne, in 2002.   He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette “Nette”; children,  Mardee and Jack Sytsma, David and Jan Bosma, Sandra and Dennis Gates; grandchildren,  Jennifer Armijo, Jessica and Tape Nachampassak, Joshua and Kanitha Sytsma, Tyler and Amy Joy Sytsma, Travis and Diedre Sytsma, Nathan Sytsma, Kelli and Nathan Weaver, Mitchel Bosma, Heidi and Drew Payne; 16 great-grandchildren; brother-inlaw, Ken and Carol De Jonge. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Second Reformed Church, 225 E. Central Ave., Zeeland.   Dr. John Schmidt  will officiate.  Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland.  Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Holland. www.yntemafh.com
"JIMMY" Age 73. November 9, 2008. Beloved husband of Frances (nee O'Brien) for 45 years. Loving father of John (Victoria), James (Amy) and Peter (Anita). Dear grandfather of Meghan, Brendan, Ty, Brody, Kiley, Sophia, Jessica and Evan. Dear brother of Mary, Ellen (Joe), Rose, Bridget (Eugene) and Frank (Rose). Son-in-law of Maisie O' Brien and brother-in-law of Ray (Eileen) O'Brien. Mr. Gallagher retired in 1999 from the GM Headquarters after 18 years. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations for a memorial to be made in Mr. Gallagher's honor. There will be a Memorial Gathering Saturday, November 15th from 9 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 12 noon at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.) Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Friday 2 to 9 with Rosary at 6 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile), Warren. Funeral Saturday, in state at 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile, Warren. (See JOSWICK, Leonard notice)
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"BILL" Age 66, of Duncan, SC, November 12, 2008 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice, Spartanburg, SC. Bill was born in Kentucky in 1942 and moved to West Virginia in 1949. After graduating Van High School, Van, WV in 1961, he moved to Michigan, where he lived until moving to South Carolina in 2005. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. and Geneva Campbell Goley, his wife, Nancy Jane, his brother, Del Goley and mother-in-law, Ethella Miller. He worked for Posacut in Novi for 34 years prior to his retirement, was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church, Farmington Hills, and attended Redemption World Outreach Center, Greenville, SC. Bill is survived by his brother, Morris (Sharon) of Canton, OH, sister, Jeanette (Curtis) Elkins of Madison, WV and Glenna (Gary) Miller of Duncan, SC, with whom he resided. He will be greatly missed by special friends, Dan Valentine, Mick Uhrig, many nieces, nephews and friends in Michigan. Funeral service Saturday, November 15, 12:30 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (just N. of Grand River, btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds.), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Rev. Gary Hawley will officiate. The family will receive guests on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. heeney-sundquist.com
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ELY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Gary E. Prey, 61, of Ely Township, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital, Marquette.
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Genevie “Jenny” Osenko, age 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, surrounded by her loving family. Jenny was born in Champaign, Ill., and later moved to Toledo, Ohio. She married George Osenko in 1950 and was married for 58 years. She had three children, Mark, Ginger and Jeff, who all three believe she was an angel sent from above to be their mom. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University, earning a Masters Degree, and taught elementary school for more than 33 years. After retiring from Cherry Hill School District and moving to Sun Lakes, Ariz., she continued to teach elementary students at the Indian Reservation in Sacaton, Ariz. Jenny spent her summers on Lake Michigan enjoying her children and three beautiful granddaughters, Chelsea, Kelly and Alyssa. She spent her winters in Sun Lakes, Ariz., with truly loving friends and neighbors. No matter where she was, she was cooking delicious pies and sweets and bringing a laugh, a smile and a song to all that were lucky enough to have known her. Honoring Jenny's wishes, her ashes will be buried in the Norwood Cemetery, Norwood, Mich. Memorial contributions are suggested to Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 915 State St., Erie, PA 16501.
George J. Langkil Sr., 77, of Gladwin passed away Nov. 7, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center–Gladwin.
• Georgia D. Hill, 83, of Onekama, died Monday, Nov. 10. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....
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HARRIET JOYCE EAGLE SANDUSKY Harriet Joyce Eagle, age 78, of Sandusky, died Saturday, November 08, 2008 at her home in Sandusky, Michigan. She was born November 22, 1929 in Sandusky, Michigan the daughter of the late Cecil and Gertrude (Moore) McAulay. She was a lifelong area resident, a 1947 graduate of Sandusky High School, a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Sandusky. Harriet married Robert E. Eagle on January 3, 1948 in Sandusky, he died on December 15, 1985. She was head Librarian at Sandusky Public Library until her retirement. Harriet was passionate about Genealogy and she loved to travel to Ireland. She is survived by Robert Jr. & Darlene Eagle (son) of Sandusky, David & Mary Eagle (son) of Jeddo, 4 Grandchildren, Karen, Jason, Daniel, Alyssa, Annette & Donald Swayze (sister) of Arizona. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Rev. Charles Stuart officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky. Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 2 - 9 p.m. Memorial suggestion to St. Johns Episcopal Church or Sandusky District Library. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com
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"DICK" Age 75. Father of Michael, Laurie (Dan) Coleman, Donna (Greg) Rourk. Former husband of Barbara. Brother of Gale "Pete" Hitt and the late Betty (Alvin) Trosin. Grandfather of Rachel, Danny, Christian and Elizabeth. Owner of Craft-Tec Tool and Dye. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church 4580 N. Adams Rd. , Troy 48098.
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Harold Louis “Hal” Hocker, Jr., age 78, of Centreville, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at his home. He was born in Detroit on April 17, 1930, a son of the late Harold Louis and Alvina Elizabeth (Rathje) Hocker Sr. Hal graduated from Lakeshore High School, St. Claire Shores in 1948.  On  Dec. 9, 1950, Hal married Ruth Husk in Angola, Ind. He worked in sales and was a partner at Pentek Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., for 20 years, retiring in 1987. Hal also worked at Weyheauser from 1963-1968. Hal was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Centreville and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Surviving are: his wife, Ruth Hocker, Centreville; daughters, Sheryl (John) Furey of Constantine, Cynthia (Michael) Daskivich of San Antonio, Texas, Mary (Michael) Mingus of Sturgis and Carol (Kemp) Kotschevar of Centreville; son, Gary (Marsha) Hocker of Constantine; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Crystal Smous; sisters, Carmen Hardee and Marilyn Yates; and brother, Charles Hocker. According to his wishes, Hal's body has been donated to the U of M Anatomical Donations Program. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Centreville, or Sturgis Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville. Online condolences may be sent to www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
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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., Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, and one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, all of Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly of Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi and Jennifer Mihacsi, both of Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber of Kawkawlin; and several nieces and nephews., The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. The Rev. Charles Kuhl will officiate with burial in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in Gagetown., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday., Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund., Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
Helen W. Baehr, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at her home in Gladwin.
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I want to thank you most sincerely all those people that helped me on Nov. 4, when I fell in front of Dr. Buehlers office, it truly takes a town to take care of children and old ladies, thanks again. Connie Lundgren.
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Ingrid Emily Wistrom Herink, 87, of Holland, died on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Freedom Village's The Inn after a short illness.  Since July 2007 she had been living at Oak Crest of Holland in the Lighthouse Manor.  Ingrid, who retired to Rocklin California after raising her family in Pompton Lakes New Jersey, had grown up in the Bronx during the Depression.  Ingrid was born during a dark and stormy night of October 30, 1921, on the North Sea by Scotland on the Danish ocean liner Frederik VII to Swedish parents who were on their way back to the U.S. after a visit to their parents.  The story goes that when Ingrid's mom told the ship's nurse that she was in labor, the nurse only shook her head and told her that she was seasick.  She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Herink; mother, Sigrid Matilda Kindgren Wistrom; father, Evert Carl Wistrom; and brother, Carl Wistrom. She received a B.A. in Economics from Hunter College for Women in New York in 1944. She married Charles Herink on July 2, 1949. They moved to the suburbs shortly afterwards, and began a family in 1953 with their daughter, Nancy Carol, followed by a son, Thomas David, in 1956. In 1961 she began to substitute teach while working toward a teacher's certificate.  In 1965 she began teaching full time.  Her favorite grade to teach was fourth graders because that was the age she met a teacher, Miss Potts, who was to change her life.  She saw a diamond in the rough and gave Ingrid the time and attention she needed to become self-confident.  It was then that Ingrid wanted to become a school teacher.  She was widowed in 1980 after 31 years of marriage. She retired in 1983 after 17 years of teaching. During her tenure she worked toward and received a Masters in Education from William Patterson College. She moved to Rocklin, California after visiting one of her childhood girlfriends who was also widowed.  The condo unit next door was for sale, and Ingrid bought it.  That was in 1987, and she lived there until 2007.  In Rocklin she joined The Community Covenant Church, the local VASA order, Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, and the local Democratic Ladies. She was fluent in Swedish both spoken and written. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Carol Herink Griffin and husband, Michael Ray Griffin; two stepgrandchildren, Dawn Marie Lowrie (husband, Travis Lowrie) of Holland,  and Eric Griffin, of Zeeland; and son, Thomas David Herink and wife, Edna Rosemary; and two grandchildren, Daniel Herink and Rebekah Herink all of Antioch, CA. Memorial services will be in Rocklin, California, and Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Plans are not complete at this time.  In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements are by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Downtown Chapel. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.
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Irwin Lester DeVries, 86, of Westlake, Ohio died Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2008 at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio. Irwin was born May 6, 1922 in Hudsonville, Michigan, son of the late Gerrit and Cornelia (Rotman) DeVries. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army 16th Transportation Corp as a sergeant in North Africa and Italy. He married Margaret Alice Van Straten, daughter of Henry and Alice (Leighton) VanStraten in 1947 and together they had two sons. He worked at C&D Company of Grand Rapids, Beeline Fashions, Grand Rapids Packaging and Furniture City. He moved from Kentwood to Midland Michigan in 1999 and had recently relocated to Westlake, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Margaret; sons, Richard (Jill) DeVries of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Robert (Lisa) DeVries of Westlake, Ohio; six grandchildren, Lynne (Brian) Christiansen, Robert S. DeVries, David DeVries, Melissa DeVries, Delayne Rasmussen, Kyle Rasmussen; and one great-granddaughter, Adela Christensen.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his granddaughter, Catherine, in 1992. Funeral services with military honors will take place at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2008, from the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street, Midland, MI.  Pastor Michael De Ruyter of the Midland Reformed Church will officiate with burial to take place later in the Georgetown Cemetery near Hudsonville, Michigan. Mr. DeVries's family will receive friends at the funeral Home on Friday at 2 pm until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzheimer’s Association. If you are unable to visit with the family in person you may send your condolences through www.waresmithwoolever
It's been 8 yrs. on 11-17-00 that you've been gone. Cody David Austin, we miss you. Rest In Peace. We love you. Love, Daddy, Mommy, Brittany, & Caleb
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Age 87. November 10, 2008 of Dearborn. Preceded in death by husband Chester. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Longtime member of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Dearborn. In state Friday, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 21892 Gudith Road, Woodhaven. Arrangements by John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel.
Friday 2-9 with Rosary at 6:00 at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile), Warren. Funeral Saturday, in state at 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile, Warren. (see GLOSTER, Janet notice)
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Jacqueline K. “Jackie” Buholz, age 56, of Burr Oak, Mich., died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, 2008, at Sturgis Hospital following a short illness. She was born July 17, 1952, in Coldwater, a daughter of Leo and Virginia (Kregger) Buholz, and graduated from Bronson High School in 1971. Surviving are: her life partner and care giver of 27 years, Michael Kane of Burr Oak, and his children and grandchildren; her sisters, Debra (Barry) Meyer of Colon and Sandra French of Zephyrhills, Fla.; her brother, Ken (Dilia) Buholtz of McKinney, Texas; and her nieces and nephews. Jackie was a homemaker and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She enjoyed Mike’s children and especially loved his grandchildren who were a huge part of her life. According to her wishes, cremation will take place. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bronson, with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating. Arrangements are by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson.
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Jacqueline K. “Jackie” Buholz, age 56, of Burr Oak, died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, 2008 at Sturgis Hospital following a short illness. She was born July 17, 1952 in Coldwater, daughter of Leo and Virginia (Kregger) Buholz and graduated from Bronson High School in 1971. Surviving are her life partner and care giver of 27 years, Michael Kane of Burr Oak and his children and grandchildren; her sisters, Debra (Barry) Meyer of Colon and Sandra French of Zephyrhills, Fla., her brother Ken (Dilia) Buholtz of McKinney, Texas and her nieces and nephews. Jackie was a home maker and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She enjoyed Mike’s children and especially loved his grandchildren who were a huge part of her life. According to her wishes, cremation will take place. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at St. Mary Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating. Arrangements are by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson.
James "Wally" Price, age 86, of Flat Rock, died Monday. Arrangements are pending with the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Inc.
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James Ruth passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at home in Sonoma, Calif. at the age of 76.  Born June 14, 1932, in Hillsdale, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping, hiking, golfing and travel.  Jim was an artist at heart and enjoyed drawing and crafts. He took great satisfaction in the simple pleasures of life and was always willing to help a friend.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jim served proudly for 23 years in England, Vietnam and several duty stations in the United States before retiring at Hamilton A.F.B. in Marin County, Calif.  Jim and his wife Pat lived in Novato, Calif. for 21 years before making their home in Sonoma where they have been residents since 1994. He was an active member of the St. Leo’s Men’s Club, SIRS Chapter #41 and the Marin Rod & Gun Club.  Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pat; his four children, David Ruth, Julia Freeman, Christine Miller, Tina Phelps; five stepchildren, Kathleen Heath, Eileen Williams, Maureen Wall, Mary Alderete and Francis Wall and all of their spouses; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Jim is also survived by his brother, Vernon Ruth and sister, Leona Helsel and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 601 West Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, Calif. 95476 followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Interment will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sacramento Valley V.A. National Cemetery at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his name to St. Leo’s Development Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Duggan’s Mission Chapel, Mission Cremation Service, 525 West Napa St., Sonoma, Calif.
• Jean Lucien Dionne, 51, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 10. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....
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Jill L. Sheffer, 51 of Stockton, Ill. passed away at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill. following a short illness. Jill was born on March 9, 1957 in Detroit, to H. Dean (Ilene) McCann and Janet (Bohn) Swope. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School in the class of 1975. Jill grew up showing horses and training them.  She started out wanting to go to nursing school but because of several riding accidents she was unable to pursue those wishes. She then turned her love for horses into a full-time career. For eight years she lived in Germany where she learned the art of riding dressage and became an instructor. She returned to the United States and taught advanced dressage riding in New York, Pennsylvania and Northern Illinois. Other interests in her life included art and music. Survivors include her mother, Janet Swope of Saline; father, H. Dean and (Ilene) McCann of Saline; two sisters, Joy (Ron) Ely of Saline and Judy (Patrick) Warner of Jonesville. Arrangements for cremation rites were accorded by Leamon Funeral Home, Lena, Ill. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.leamonfh.com.
Joan Roberts Lapeer Joan Roberts, age 87, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away Sunday (November 9, 2008). She was born August 21, 1921 in Lapeer to Harry and Nina (Smith) Weston. She married Bryan J. Roberts, Jr. on August 14, 1950 in Lapeer. Joan was a 1939 graduate of Lapeer High School. She earned her RN Certificate after attending 3 years at the Hurley Hospital School of Nursing. Joan served her country proudly in the US Army during WWII. After the war, Joan worked over 35 years at Lapeer County General Hospital where she held various positions, including the Director of Staff Development. She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, worked as a hospital volunteer following retirement and enjoyed doing needlework. She took great pleasure visiting and caring for her grandchildren and shared a strong comradery with her five sisters. Mom always put the needs of her family first and was a cherished friend to each of her children She is survived by her d
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Joann Rose Drinkhorn Armada Joann Rose Drinkhorn, age 72 of Armada, passed away Saturday (November 8, 2008). Joann loved working on beautiful oil paintings and enjoyed her flower garden. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Joseph F. Drinkhorn; sons, Jack Arnold (Rose) Fenningsdorf of North Branch, Richard J. Fenningsdorf of Romeo, Joseph Allen Drinkhorn of Capac, David Leon (Fran) Drinkhorn of Berville; daughters, Nancy Ann (Eduardo) DeJesus of Capac and BobbiJo Ann (Harold) DeMoines of Greenbush; grandchildren, Crystal Holman, Scott (Heather) Curtis, Sharol (Jeff) Miller, Joseph B. Drinkhorn, Tabitha Drinkhorn, Justin DeJesus and Hope DeMoines; great-grandchildren, Grace and Ashton Holman and MacKenzie and Hunter Curtis; brother, William George (Vickie) Knop of Attica; sister, Olive Marie Glasco; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, John W. Fenningsdorf; parents, George and Phyllis Knop; granddaughter, Elizabeth DeMoines; and brot
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John Kaslander, age 87, of Drenthe, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Zeeland Community Hospital. John was born to William and Minnie Kaslander on November 27, 1920 in Drenthe. He was a member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church and worked for several years at Janssen Farms. John was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, in 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Ann of Chicago, Debbie of Lowell:  stepchildren, Donna Rice of Florida, Henry and Bonner Visser of Lake Ann, MI, Joanna Killgore of Pierson, MI, Nellie and Kenneth Dockham of Hudsonville, George and Shirley Visser of Fremont, Marian and Russ Schestag of Sand Lake, Alice and Dick Carson of Stanton, Albert and Patty Visser of OK, Marty and Kathy Visser of Puryer, TN; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jay Janssen of Zeeland; sister-in-law, Eunice Kaslander of Lowell; several nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate John’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2008, at Drenthe Christian Reformed Church, 6344 Adams St., Zeeland. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. Burial will be in West Drenthe Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Drenthe Christian Reformed Church. www.yntemafh.com
• Josephine Ila Green, 82, of Manistee and formerly of Benzonia, died Sunday, Nov. 9. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. ...
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Judith L. Hanchett Columbiaville Judith L. Hanchett, age 59, of Columbiaville passed away Tuesday, (November 4, 2008) at home with her family. Judith was born June 12, 1949 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Alex and Luella (Deeg) Knoll. She married Wayne E. Hanchett on October 19, 1968 in Lapeer. Judith enjoyed going on Caribbean cruises and was an avid collector of dolls. She was known for her generosity, buying families who needed help, the supplies to make a holiday dinner and she was always making cookies for many. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Wayne; her children, Michelle (Steve) Russette, Kevin (Karen) Hanchett; Siblings, Sharon (Jim) Slater, Richard (Kathey) Knoll, and Leo Knoll; grandchildren, Stephanie, RJ, Kim and Vanessa; and by her close friend Catherine Heathcock and a host of other family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanchett Family in memory of Judith. Funeral service were held Friday (November 7, 2008
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Age 91, November 10, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Ella. Dearest father of Robert H.and Richard. Cremation has taken place.
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Kathryn Mae “Kay” Blodgett, age 87, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, 2008, at the Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born July 23, 1921, in Butler, Ind., a daughter of the late Carl W. and Clara K. (Kramer) Nimmons. Kay had resided in Sturgis since 1947, coming from Butler. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Richard D. Blodgett in Butler, Ind. He died March 13, 2004. She had been employed by Higley Printing Company in Butler, Ind., Travelers Insurance Company in South Bend, Ind., and had also worked part time at Sturgis Automotive Supply Company in Sturgis, and she was a homemaker. Kay was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis and a very active longtime member of Pythian Sisters Pocahontas Temple #121 where she was very involved in the Bingo Games. Kay had attended Manchester College in Manchester, Ind. She loved sewing, knitting, crocheting and playing bridge. Surviving are: two sons, Thomas Duane (Joanne) Blodgett of Jackson and Dennis Alan (Sandra) Blodgett of Sturgis; two grandchildren, Benjamin Duane Blodgett of Chicago and Jana Blodgett of Sturgis. Preceding her in death were her parents and a daughter, Cheryl Kay Blodgett . In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis at a later date. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is handling the arrangements. Her family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Blodgett’s memory consider Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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Kathy D. Sanders, 51, of Litchfield, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 8, 1957, in Angola, Indiana, to Robert F. and Gloria Arlene (Wilbur) Birchfield. In May of 1975 she married Larry Ray Sanders who survives. Kathy worked at Hylex in Litchfield and Mark One in Jonesville.  She had previously worked at McDonalds in Albion. She enjoyed karaoke, crocheting and hunting for mushrooms. Kathy truly enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, Larry Ray Sanders of Litchfield; three daughters, Deanna Locke, Tina and Dallas Bumpus and Lynette Sanders; one son, Jason Sanders and her mother, Gloria A. Birchfield, all of Litchfield; two brothers, Charlie Birchfield of Kansas City, Mo. and Aaron Birchfield of Texas and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert F. Birchfield. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with the Reverend Tom Fox officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or Cancer Treatment Centers of Illinois.  www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com.
Keith C. Salisbury, age 76, of Gladwin, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills.
November 12, 2008. Age 77. Wife of the late Fay K. Dear mother of Gary (Lewis), Bryan (Kristine) and Lynette Ferguson (Mitch). Grandmother of Katie. Sister of Bien Lim and Joyce Chin. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 1-9 p.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials to A.L.S. of Michigan or the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at
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Friday 9:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Rosary Thursday 6:30 p.m.
LOCK JOYCE ANN (NEE JUSTIN)
age 50 November 9, 2008 of Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Dennis. Loving mother of Annemarie (Chris) Lock, Joseph (Lacy) Lock. Dearest daughter of Dale Justin and the late Bonnie Fitzsimmons. Dear sister of Steven (Isabel) Justin and Jerry (Andrea) Justin. Step-sister to Donald (Debbie) Fitzsimmons, Michael (Sharon) Fitzsimmons and Victoria Fitzsimmons. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family receiving guests on Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home, 1-4 p.m. with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com
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Lavaine Charles “Charley” Peck, 77, of Adrian, Mich., and Lakeland, Fla., died Nov. 5, 2008, at his Florida home. He was born Dec. 27, 1930, to Wesley and Lynwood Peck in Coldwater, Mich. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1948. He was employed at American Chain and Cable in Adrian for many years. He later worked at the Lenawee Country Club for 10 years as a groundskeeper. In recent years he enjoyed attending and working at the Detroit Tigers summer training camps in Lakeland, Fla. He was also a member of the Adrian Loyal Order of Moose #34. He was a life-long lover of many sports and played softball, bowled and golfed in many local leagues. He is survived by a daughter, Debra (David Howard) Blohm of Adrian; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a stepson, Phil (Kim) Gray of Adrian; four stepgrandchildren; a brother, Leslie (Dorothy) Peck; niece, Janice (Larry) Heisler, and nephew, Dennis Peck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by  brother, Roland. Friends and family are invited to a time of remembrance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Hidden River North Clubhouse on Beecher Street in Adrian.
Leonard "Len" Irelan Metamora Leonard "Len" Irelan of Metamora for over 40 years (formerly of Oxford) passed away, Friday (November 7, 2008). He was born Jan 29, 1929 in Pontiac to Darrell J. and Helen (Darling) Irelan. He married Flora South on January 30, 1954 in Franklin, IN. Len proudly served the US Army during the Korean War. After the war, Len farmed for several years until 1965 when he took a job as a painter with Schreiber Manufacturing in Troy. Schreiber produced presses for the automobile manufacturing industry. Len loved his family dearly. He is survived by his wife, Flora Irelan of Metamora; children, Lenda Irelan of Lapeer, Jeffrey (Christine) Irelan of Imlay City, Thomas (Michaelle Hector) Irelan of Alma, Roxann (Mark) Feighner of Oxford, and Renee Irelan of Lapeer; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Darrell (Norma) Irelan of Oxford, Norman (Sarah) Irelan of Metamora, Albert (Barb) Irelan of Attica, Rosetta (Roger) Ewers of Lum, Bonnie
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Lewis H. Worman, 81, of Albion, Ind., died Nov. 9, 2008, at North Ridge Village in Albion. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Albion, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery in Dekalb County at a later date. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.
Lindsay Simmons, 17, daughter of Larry and Kathie Simmons of Temperance, died at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital, Toledo. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe location of Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Lloyd E. Lehto, 77, of North Hemlock Street in Ironwood, died Friday Nov. 7, 2008, in Ironwood.
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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, needle work, and visiting with family and friends., Lou Wanda is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann (David) Sadro of Ubly, and Theresa (Dan) Hill of Bad Axe; two sons, Eugene Guza of Bad Axe, and Leon Guza Jr. and Karan of Bad Axe; and nine grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Sadro, Sarah and Kelsey Hill, Sloan, Kelsie and Darian Gross, and Rayne and Sommer Guza. Lou Wanda also is survived by her parents, William and Wanda Kipp of Snover; one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kipp of Marlette; and one sister, Betty (Dennis) Mausolf-Scharrer of Ruth., Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 in the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, with the Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe officiating., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Wednesday. Burial will be in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover. Memorials to the Family Discretionary Fund would be appreciated.
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Louise Nyhuis, age 90, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, in 2003; and brothers, Jay and Harold Peerbolt. Louise was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and a member of the Dorcas Society. She had worked for Holland Furnace and retired from Peerbolt Inc. following 20 years of employment. She is survived by her children, Roger and Marlene Nyhuis of Zeeland, Sheryl and Mark Krouse of Zeeland, Robert Nyhuis of Zeeland; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Morris and La Verle Peerbolt of Holland; and sister, Mary Ann and Bob Johnson of Florida; in-laws, Myna and Levi Akker of Indiana, Mrs. Jerry (Laura) Nyhuis of Holland. Funeral and committal services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2008 at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 11 East 32nd Street, Holland with Dr. Douglas Fauble officiating.  Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Vistation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to Resthaven Care Community or Hospice of Holland. An online registry is available at www.notierverleelangeland.com.
Lu Anne Miller Dryden Lu Anne Miller, age 73, of Dryden passed away Thursday (November 6, 2008) at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1935 to Albert and Bernice Ward. She married John G. Miller September 22, 1977 in Wake Village, TX. She was an Imlay City High School graduate. Lu Anne retired from Imlay City High School where she worked as a special needs aid. She had a certificate in Mental Health Care and worked in a Group Home. She also worked for Vlasic Food's in Imlay City. She is survived by her son, James Friedenstab of Glendale, AZ; daughters, Diane Harvey of Battle Creek and Cheryl Friedenstab of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchild, Anthony Rivett of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers, George (Betty) Ward of Millington, Jim (Cathy) Ward of Galesburg, MI; step-sisters, Patricia (Duane) LaBair of Mayville, and Susan (Matt) Peraino of Clarkston. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Miller; parents, Albert Ward & Bernice Ward Fuller; step-father
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M. Harold Hall of Grand Rapids and formerly of Holland, died Monday, November 10, 2008, at the Kent Community Hospital.  Harold was born October 21, 1915 in Fremont to George and Alvena (Holmes) Hall. Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He had been employed as a salesman, retiring in 1980 from Van Kuiken Food Brokerage in Grand Rapids. Harold had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Holland. He was a lifetime member of the Unity Lodge 191, American Legion Post #0006 of Holland, Saladin Shrine Temple, Ancient Scottish Rite in Grand Rapids.  He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church of Grand Rapids.   He is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Richard) Runyan of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Sarah (Kevin) Weber, Richard Nawrocki,  both of Grand Rapids, 1st Lt. Brian (Stephanie) Nawrocki of Camp Lejeune;  great-grandchildren, Viola Weber and Skylar Nawrocki; a brother, Theodore (Kay)  Hall of Newaygo.  Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Esther M. (Johnson) Hall; a daughter, Sally Lynn Hall; brothers, Robert, Lyle and George Hall; sisters, Carrie Belle Rhoades and Barbara M. Fluger. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Downtown Chapel of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 29 E. 9th St.,  Holland.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to read Harold’s life Story, leave memory for the family or sign a guest register.
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M. Virginia Prielipp, 89, of Blissfield passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Liberty Place in Adrian. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield.
MAREK STEVEN ANTHONY
Age 50, November 11, 2008 suddenly. Beloved husband of Pamela Lynn. Loving father of Jason Abbott and Samuel Anthony. Dear son of the late Kazimierz and Antonina Marek and son-in-law of the late C. Richard and Sue Abbott. Brother of Susan Marek Wenzinger (Robert) and George K. Marek (Mary Lou) and brother-in-law of Deborah S. Mucci (Frank). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial gathering Friday 2-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Memorial Service Saturday 1 p.m. at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for Mr. Marek's children Jason and Samuel. Light a candle and share a memory at
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Friday, 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. with in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32500 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS of Michigan, 24359 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48075. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
The sweet smell of freshly baked apple, cherry and pumpkin pies filled the hallways of Ludington High School Wednesday. The reason: Students in Jennifer Rowe's food science class were busy baking 75 p...
MEAD, Margaret Louise - Age 87, of Linden, died Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Crestmont Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Burial will follow in Argentine Cemetery. Visitaion will be held from 12 noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to the charity of one's choice. Margaret was born April 7, 1921 in Lansing, the daughter of Clare and Nancy (Black) Crandall. She was a 1938 graduate of Linden High School and attended Detroit Business College. She was married to Hubert Wayne Mead on May 7, 1943; he preceded her in death on February 5, 2004. Mrs. Mead was a member of Argentine United Methodist Church, where she was the organist for 30 years. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, crossword puzzles and reading. Surviving are: two sons, Jon and wife Loretta Mead of Linden, Clare Mead of Linden; grandchildren, Brett and wife Gretchen, Brandon and wife Cassandra, Whitney, Craig, Rachel, Travis, Jessie; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Maya, Connor and Harlee; dearest cousin, Mickie and Donna and their children; dearest niece and nephew, Susan McDonald Miller, Larry and Pam McDonald and their children; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sons, Craig and Crandall; sister-in-law, Marquita McDonald; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron and Betty Mead. On-line condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Marie F. "Terry" Davidson, age 64, of West Branch, passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at her home.
Marshall Phillip Lynk, 85, of Lakeland passed away Nov. 5, 2008 from cancer.
Chaffee, Mary Louise Ann Arbor, MI Age 93, died at Arbor Hospice on November 9, 2008. A full obituary will follow in a future edition. No services are planned. Arrangements by Generations.
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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- Mary Regina Smolich died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the War Memorial Hospital long-term care unit in Sault Ste. Marie after a long illness.
Mary S. Trammell Goodrich Mary S. Trammell, age 56, of Goodrich, passed away Sunday, (November 09, 2008) at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. Mary was born in Flint, Michigan on February 10, 1952, to the late Marshall and Ann Jackson. She married Alfred Trammell on October 22, 1997. She is Survived by her husband, Alfred Jay Trammel; sons, Eric Jackson, Adam (Suzanne Owen);step-sons, Tony Trammell and Marty Trammell;brothers and sisters, Robert (Peggy) Jackson, Janet Jackson, Barbara Jackson,Steven Jackson, Terry (Lynn) Milam and Gregory Jackson; nieces, and nephews; great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m., Wednesday (November 12, 2008) at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, (November 13, 2008) at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Father Roy Horning officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. Your condolen
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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 was an active member of the Christian Mothers and organized the annual fall craft show. She was an active member of the Bad Axe Seniors. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles and baking the best pies in town. In Maryland, she was known as the "pie lady" where she took her baked goods to the farmer's market., Mary is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn White of Shelby Township, Mrs. Tom (Maryanne) White of Fort Mill, S.C., and Mrs. Grant (Rosemarie) Bryant of Westover, Md.; six grandchildren, Kristina (David) Kloc, Thomas (Amy) White II, Kerry White and special friend, Ashford Harrigan, Kelly (Mark) Kessen, Jerry (Susan) White, and Theresa (Jeff) Waldron; and eight great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kurt and Brooke Kessen, Matthew, Emily and Jack Kloc, Emma and Julia White, and soon-to-be-born Bryce Waldron., Mary was preceded in death by one son, Jerome; and one son-in-law, Richard White., Cremation has taken place in Maryland. The funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners. The Rev. Stephen Fillion, pastor of the St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Cass City, officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery., Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly.
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Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Friday 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (N. of 17 Mile) until Mass 9:30 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
HENRY, Merton F. "Mert" - Age 90, of Parshallville, went to join our Lord, Sunday, November 9, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Mr. Joe Florida and Mr. David Florida officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fenton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-8 PM and Wednesday from 12 PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Salvation Army Bed and Breakfast or Tranfiguration Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mert was born September 20, 1918 in Grand Rapids, the son of Zeno Dale and Charlotte Bertha (Hubrecht) Henry. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He married Carol Jean "Penny" Sheely July 22, 1942 in Camp Lee, VA. Mert owned and operated M.F. Henry and Associates, Inc; a manufacturer's Representative Business, representing six manufactures of plumbing and heating products for 50 years. He sold the business and retired December 31, 2000. He was a member of Transfiguration Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Legion, life member of D.A.V. in Flint and the Military Officers Association. Surviving are: wife, Penny; 5 children, Sharon L. (LeRoy) Johnson of Burton, Ben T. (Linda) of Linden, Sandra C. (Kenneth) Siderman of Traverse City, Robert M. (Susan) of Brighton, Michael D. (Linda) of Kokomo, IN; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald. Online tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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Myrtle Marie Doerfler, 92, passed on to her next life peacefully on Nov. 9, 2008, after a year’s illness which she fought against with much courage. She was with her children and grandchildren at the time of her death. Myrtle was born almost 93 years ago on Nov. 21, 1915, on the small “sandhill” farm near Sylvania, Ohio; the second daughter of Otto and Caroline (Rasch) Steinfurth. She was preceded in death by her six sisters and two brothers, husband Arthur in 1993, and son Mark in 2003. From the time Myrtle was a small child, it was her responsibility to take care of her crippled German grandfather who was in a wheelchair. Whatever she did, Grandfather was always near. However, he taught her how to tame the wild birds and chickens that were part of the farm, and would hand carve her tiny tables and chairs and baskets out of peach pits and walnuts. Here is where she learned her early lessons of hard work and responsibility, and her love of family, animals and nature. After her brothers and sisters were born, the family moved to another small farm on the edge of Ottawa Hills in Toledo. In addition to her prior duties, she now learned and did a lot of the baking and cooking. When chores were finished, she spent many happy hours with her younger siblings and cousins; fishing, playing, and swimming in the 10-mile creek. She met her lifetime friend Jeanette Philabaum when they both attended Epiphany Lutheran Church, where she was a lifetime member, and Glann Elementary School. They went on to Libby and transferred and graduated from DeVillbiss High School, even working as nannies together so Myrtle could attend and graduate from Davis Business School. She then worked as an administrative assistant for several years at the shoe company in Toledo. She met and then married Arthur in 1939 and moved to the German village of Riga, Mich., where she lived for the next 68 years. Myrtle helped raise four children, taught Sunday School and volunteered with the PTA. She applied the principles of organic gardening to her apple orchard, a large vegetable garden and flower gardens, using her produce to can hundreds of quarts of fruit and vegetables every summer. She wanted to live by a woods, so she planted the back two acres into her private “woods,” and raised many orphaned animals, especially lambs, birds, chickens, dogs and cats. She was frequently called to help relatives recover from serious illnesses. After her children were raised, Myrtle went back to outside work as a sales person for a home party toy company. She was soon named a district manager for her ability to have top sales, and won five different cruises to the Caribbean and Hawaii. Myrtle retired at age 70 and again focused her energy on her home, having her “dream kitchen” built so she could bake, cook, can and freeze even more. Many friends and family were the recipients of her cookies, especially Christmas Lebkuchen, loaves of bread and canned goods, and of all kinds of jams, fruit and vegetables. She loved the 4th of July, having large family picnics for many years, and Christmas. After Thanksgiving, all other activities ceased so she could bake hundreds of cookies, send cards, and decorate her house to the hilt. For many years she would hang hundreds of foil snowflakes from the ceilings, lighted many trees, and decorated the house outside. Myrtle loved her six grandchildren dearly, always ready to let them stay overnight. She taught them her love of books, reading stories and teaching poems, singing songs, and playing games such as “Mrs. Flake” and “Ride the Pads” up and down the stairs, and allowing them outside adventures in the woods and with the chickens. She attended every concert, classroom event, or recital she was invited to, and tried to be “fair” with each child. At the age of 88, Myrtle was honored at a countywide banquet, receiving a state environmental award signed by Gov. Granholm for the years she worked as an organic gardener on her small acreage.  Today many small animals, songbirds, pheasants, quail and wood duck live in and near her woods. Many of her dreams and hard work have shown much fruit. Myrtle is survived by her three children, Tim Doerfler of Riga, John (Kathy) Doerfler of Britton and Caroline (Michael) Noveskey of Clinton; six grandchildren, Cara Noveskey of Jackson, Anya Noveskey of Clinton, Benjamin (Stephanie) Noveskey of Cheboygan, Sarah (Pete) Anderson of Jackson, Nathanial Doerfler of Britton and Kerry (Patrick) Zubke of Flushing. Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 14, at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield from 2 to 5 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Viewing will continue on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m at the Epiphany Lutheran Church on Reynolds Road, Toledo, with funeral services beginning at 11:30 a.m. Following services, burial will be in Riga Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myrtle Doerfler Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.
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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 (Amanda) Strine of Hillsdale; a daughter, Darlene Strine of Waldron; step-daughter, Danielle Strine of Hillsdale; a step-grandchild, Brandy Fay Baker. Graveside memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lester Cemetery in Algansee Twp. with Pastor Don Harkey officiating.  There will be no visitation or calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
GRECO, Nicholas Joseph, Jr. "Uncle" - Age 78, of Flint, died Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 14, 2008 at 12:30 PM at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements handled by Sharp Funeral Home &amp; Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint.
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SAVAGE, Minn. -- Nora Lee (Suzik) Brunello died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in Savage.
at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Friday 3-9 p.m. with a scripture service 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday November 15, 2008 at Divine Child Catholic Church. In state 9:00 a.m. until time of mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kelly's Kidz Foundation. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com
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Thursday 3-9 p.m., scripture 7 p.m., Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Friday 10 am until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Nativity Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nativity Church, 5900 McClellan, Detroit, MI. 48227 Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
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O.D. Stiles, 83, of LaGrange, Ind., died Nov. 6, 2008, at his residence. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.  No services will take place at this time. Memorials may be given to the LaGrange County Food & Clothes Basket. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.
Opal E. Sakala, age 91, a lifetime resident of Dundee Township, who had helped run their family farm with her late husband Mike, died on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 at 11:23 AM at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe following a short illness.
Opal Sakala, 91, of Dundee died at 11:23 a.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe,
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Friday 1-9 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.howepeterson.com
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Friday November 14, 2-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N. W. corner of 18 and Ryan). Funeral Service Friday 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 10 a.m. until an 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Faith Baptist Church, 26305 Ford Rd., (½ mile east of Inkster.) Memorials suggested to Faith Baptist Church.
Died October 30, 2008 at the age of 93. Memorial Service November 14, at St. Clare of Montefalco at 10:30 a.m. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Mother of the late Gary and Pam.Grandmother of two
Peggie N. Bevins, 69, of Newport died at 1:52 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Peggie Tanner was born June 29, 1939 in Houston County, Tennessee. She was the second of twelve children born to George Tanner and Estelle (Baggett) Tanner. Peggie married James P.
DUNN, Percy J. - Age 87, of Fenton, died Saturday, November 8, 2008 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until time of service Wednesday. Online tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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age 89. Died November 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late James John Sr. Dear mother of Jeanette E. James John Jr. (Delcie), Ronald James and Susan Marie (Craig) Cuppetelli. Proud grandmother of nine and nine great grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Wm Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blks East of Van Dyke) Utica Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services Friday at 11 a.m. Memorials suggested to In-House Hospice Foundation. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
RICHARD A. GARDNER LEXINGTON Richard A. Gardner, Age 73, of Lexington, died Tuesday, October 28, 1008. He was born July 26, 1935 in Port Huron, son of the late Arthur and Blanche (Hunter) Gardner. He and Myrna J. Barnett were married on August 20, 1960. Mr. Gardner was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1954 to 1958. He retired after 28 years from General Motors. He is survived by his wife Myrna. Two sons Martin of Lexington and David (Melissa) of Phoenix, AZ. One daughter Laura Gardner of Phoenix. One brother Leonard of Port Huron and a sister Lillian Rutkowski of Fort Gratiot. Four grandchildren: Aaron, Zachary, Olivia and Emily. Friends Dale Ross and Marvin and Judy Kern. He was preceded in death by brothers William and James. Funeral services were held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington with Rev. Leo Thomas, pastor of the St. John Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.
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Rebecca N. Rodriguez, age 92, of Adrian entered into eternal life on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Liberty Place in Adrian. She was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Cotulla, Texas, to Aurelio and Sara (Briones) Nino. On May 20, 1934, she married Victor Rodriguez, he died March 10, 1986. In 1942, Rebecca and Victor moved their family to Adrian. In the mid-1940s, Rebecca became a charter member of the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Joseph Church in Adrian.  The Society later transferred to St. Mary’s Church and she remained active in the group until  her recent illness. She was the original founder of a Mexican Dance group with Hispanic young girls and boys. The group danced in Adrian and other locations in Michigan and Ohio in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Rebecca directed Spanish-speaking plays with the same group of kids at St. Joseph School auditorium in the 1950s. Rebecca would sew most of the costumes and dance outfits. Rebecca worked at Bohn Aluminum in the late 1940s and then went to work at Gerity’s when it first opened and remained there until it closed in the late 1950s. Rebecca was a very hard worker and continued working by cleaning local businesses and homes until the mid 1980s. Rebecca remained active with Our Lady of Guadalupe Society throughout her active life. She served as President, Treasurer and Secretary and later as an advisor to the society. Rebecca was a very gifted seamstress and sewed beautiful clothes from wedding gowns to men’s suits. Later in her years she turned her talents to doing crafts, alterations, including sewing for some of the Dominican Sisters. Rebecca was always working and loved to stay involved. She enjoyed cooking and working at the funeral dinners at St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed being around people and helping when ever anyone needed help. She enjoyed traveling. Rebecca and her husband traveled to Hawaii twice and traveled to many areas in Mexico. After Victor’s death, Rebecca traveled with a group of St. Mary’s Parish members to Yucatan, Mexico, to assist Father Bill Auth and his Spanish mission. Rebecca enjoyed working in her yard in her spare time. She enjoyed her tulips in the spring and her roses and other flowers that she tended to after Victor’s death. Rebecca received the Men’s Garden Club award in 1987. Rebecca also received a recognition award from Bishop Mengeling from Lansing Diocese for her volunteer work at St. Mary’s Church and her support of the migrant ministry. Rebecca’s family was very important to her and she enjoyed spending time with them and cooking food and desserts for them. Rebecca’s faith in God and her religion were also a very important part of her life. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Mary) Baldwin of Oscoda, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Santos) Trevino of Adrian, Mich.; one son, Joseph V. (Carol) Rodriguez of Bradenton, Fla..; 10 grandchildren, Margo Alcorta, Billy Sanchez, Melinda Butler, Donnie Sanchez, Sylvia Adair, Kathy Sanchez, Barbara Beasley, Connie Trevino, Ric Rodriguez and Robert Trevino; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Luis Nino. A funeral liturgy will be offered Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Louis Komorowski presiding. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of funeral liturgy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry or St. Joseph Food Pantry. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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Rene Madison Fournier, age 3, of Manitou Beach passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 31, 2005, in Adrian, Mich., to Leon Joseph and Dawn Rene (Griewahn) Fournier, Jr. Rene was a member of the Adrian Church of Christ. Rene was always smiling and laughing as she enjoyed playing outside, swinging on her swing set and riding her bike. She also liked arts and crafts, painting and coloring. These were all very special to her, but most of all she dearly loved playing with her brother, Carter, and her four playmate cousins, Avery, Zayden, Libbey and Jay. In addition to her parents and her brother she is survived by her grandparents, Kris and Cindy Griewahn of Addison, June and Leon Fournier of Clayton and Judy Ringman of Clayton; great-grandparents, Clarence Griewahn of Jasper and Terry and Donna Roberts of Ft. Worth, Texas, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her three great-grandmothers, Rosealie Griewahn, Loraine Fournier and Hester Briggs, and two great-grandfathers, Leon Fournier and Daniel Lincoln. Funeral services for Rene will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Adrian Church of Christ with Minister Tim Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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Revel Montgomery, 86, of Quincy, passed away Monday,  Nov. 3, 2008 at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Breathit County, Ky., 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 nine daughters, Stella (Jack) Wagner of Pikeville, Tenn., Mazie Foltz of Congress, Ariz., Ella (Charles) Boston of Kinderhook, Wanda (William) Fry of Sturgis, Linda (Grant) Salway of Jonesville, Phyllis (Mike) McVicker of Quincy, Charlene (Glen) Crandall of Reading, Susie Jones of Quincy, Kim (Jim) Titus of Allen; six sons, Jay (Fran) Montgomery of Dublin, Ga., Jim (Chloe) Montgomery of Quincy, Harry (Linda) Montgomery of Sturgis, Gary (Alicia) Montgomery of Lagrange, Ind., Larry (Lori) Montgomery of Reading, Terry Montgomery of Quincy; one sister, Evalina Puckett of Jackson; two brothers,  Gene (Anna Mae) Back of Salyersville, Ky., Ronald (Dorothy) Back of Atlanta, Ga.; 44 grandchildren; and 80 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were two daughters, Vonda and Brenda; son-in-law, Thomas Foltz; and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Pastor Gene Cobb officiating.  Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to her family.
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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 family, sketching, woodworking, playing horseshoes and collecting Matchbox and Hot Wheel cars and owls.  He is survived by his wife, Julie Russell, Howe, Ind.; mother, Doris Lambright, Jonesville; son, Brandon Russell; daughter, Ashley Russell; brothers, Rick (Becky) Russell, Centerville, Royce (Diana) Russell, Colon, Robert (Sonya) Russell, Coldwater and David (Linda) Lambright, Hillsdale; sisters, Sandy (Gary) Lambright, Jonesville, Valerie (Chris) Strathmann, Vicksburg, Sharon (Bill) Barton, White Pigeon and Denise Matthews, San Antonio, Texas; brother-in-law, Randy Cutler, Adrian. He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Fred Lambright and sister, Rhonda Cutler. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind., with the Rev. Carldean Merrifield officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family.  Envelopes are available at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to Carneyfrost@earthlink.net.
Robert "Burr" Mitchell Lapeer Robert "Burr" Mitchell, age 92, a lifelong resident of Lapeer, passed away Monday (November 10, 2008). He was born April 23, 1916 in North Branch to Robert and Sarah (Burr) Mitchell. He married Lila Mae Stacy on April 25, 1959 in Hadley. Mr. Mitchell retired in 1981 from General Motors, as a Machine Repairman. He farmed most all of his life and truly enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Lila Mitchell of Lapeer; children, Cheryl (Kenneth) Mason of Lapeer, Patricia (Charles) Phelps of Columbiaville, Burr (Sherry) Mitchell of Rudyard, MI., Mary Mitchell of Succasunna, N.J., Stacy (Ann) Mitchell of Columbiaville and Jack (Helen) Humble of Peck; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Nathan (Bernice) Mitchell of Davison, Esther Hillier of Lapeer, Joan Groves of Flushing and Sarah (John) Hill of Metamora; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Humble; parents, Robert and Sarah Mi
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Robert D. "Hopper" Hemming, 52, of New Albany, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at his home, after a long battle with liver disease. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.
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Robert L. Nugent, age 71, of Colon, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, in Coldwater from injuries he received in an automobile accident.  Bob was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in Chicago, graduating from Mendel Catholic High School.  On Jan. 17, 1959, he married Arlene Kalchbrenner in Chicago.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. Bob had worked as a firefighter for the Chicago Fire Department for 32 years, retiring in 2000.  He was a member of the Colon American Legion Post #454, Colon Kiwanis Club and Bullhead fishing organization of Sarona, Wis.  Surviving are: his wife, Arlene Nugent of Colon; daughter, Barbara (Bob) VanRamshorst  of Lansing, Ill.; step-grandchildren, Amy (Keith) Wilkening of Schererville, Ind., and Doug (Mary) VanRamshorst of Chicago; and a step great-grandchild, Laney Wilkening of Schererville, Ind.  The family will receive relatives and friends from 4- 9 p.m. today at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. in Colon. A funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at St Barbara’s Catholic Church in Colon with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating.  Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in memory of Bob to the Colon Food Pantry.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Robin Armstrong, age 53, of Clinton died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. Arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Homes.
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Robin L. Armstrong, 54, of Clinton passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital, Ann Arbor, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 28, 1954, in Tecumseh, the son of Frelen and Mary (Fletcher) Armstrong. He married Molly (Landfair) Phillips April 19, 1980.  Robin served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He had worked as a Hi-Lo driver in the Tool and Die industry at Hardwoods of Michigan in Clinton and Cresive Tool and Die in Saline. He was a member of the NRA. Robin was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed reloading his shells. He along with his wife, Molly, were foster parents for more than 25 years. In addition to his wife, Molly, Robin is survived by one daughter; Brenda Armstrong of Clinton; four sons, Shawn and Jeremy Phillips of Clinton, Joshua Phillips of Onsted, David Armstrong of Clinton; three brothers, Ornie (Carolyn) Armstrong of Greenville, Tenn., Ricky Armstrong of Tecumseh, Terry Armstrong of Severeville, Tenn.; one sister; Joyce (Daryl) Bates of Tecumseh, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Dawn Phillips, and a sister, Kimberly Armstrong.  At Robin’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Clinton Assembly of God Church with Pastor Richard Coury officiating, with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Condolences may sent to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.
LUNDGREN, Ronald Carl - Age 59, of Swartz Creek, died Monday, November 10, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held 5:00 PM Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, Mr. Jerry Dickinson officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 2:00 PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Ronald Carl Lundgren Memorial Fund. Ronald was born December 28, 1948 in Flint, the son of Alvin and Ethel (Higgins) Lundgren. He married Lynne E. Lammiman June 26, 1971 in Flint. Ronald retired from the City of Flint Police Department and then worked for the State of Michigan Probation and Parole in Caro. He was a graduate of Michigan State University and was actively involved with Crime Stoppers. Surviving are: wife, Lynne; 3 children, Ryan and wife Jennifer of Swartz Creek, Kristin and husband Matt Zoltowski of Lake Orion, Greg of Swartz Creek; 3 grandchildren, Logan Lundgren, Graydon and Allison Zoltowski; mother, Ethel of Flint; brother, Jerold of Ann Arbor. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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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Ruth D. Moran, 80, of Monroe died at 7:36 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in poor health for 2 years.
Ruth E. Doughty, 89 yrs, of Petersburg, died Monday night at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Thursday from 2-8 PM. Services will be at the funeral home Friday at 11 AM. The Rev. Dr. Patricia A.
Ruth E. Doughty age 89, of Petersburg died Monday evening in Mercy Memorial Hospital ICU. Funeral service are pending at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Michigan.
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ESCANABA, Mich. -- Ruth Marie (Nordine) Chown, 72, passed away Nov. 10, 2008, surrounded by her family at St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
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Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at San Francesco Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (between Harper and Gratiot). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to San Francesco Church appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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Friday November 14, 2008, 1-8 p.m. at the Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home, (River Rouge Chapel), 10783 W. Jefferson. In state Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1440 Coolidge, Saturday 9 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.
at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian, Friday 2-8 p.m. Parish Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday, processing from the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Dearborn for Mass 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Meals on Wheels.
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at church begins at 10 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial Tributes to the church building fund. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rite of Committal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Kenockee Township. Memorials to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or Visiting Nurses Association. To send condolences visit pollockrandallfuneralhome.com
SUCCAR ROBIN ROMANUS
Passed away on No vember 9, 2008. Preceded in death by his son Brendan. Beloved husband of Eileen. Loving father of Robin, Erin and Preston. Dear grandfather of Caleb and Ezrie Anoush. In state Friday 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Funeral at St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield (248-569-3405). His family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations to Beaumont Hospice or Tekeyan Cultural Association (Sponsors Teachers and Orphans in Armenia). Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248-541-8325).
73, passed away at her home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on Friday, November 7, 2008 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband, Jack; sons Gregory (Patricia) Swetka, Kenneth (Lorraine) Swetka; daughters Helen (Joseph Romano) Denys, Tawnya Bobst and sons, Mark (Linda) Bobst, Clark (Angela) Bobst. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; brothers Roy Kimbell, Jr., Ron Kimbell, Jon (David) Kimbell and sister Barbara (William Michener) Kimbell and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held November 16 at 2 p.m. at North Star Sail Club, 32041 S. River Rd., Harrison Township, MI 48045. Florida Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 7 at ORA 'River Club', 210 Galaxy Lane, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers, to North Star Junior Sailing.
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Sarah A. Hamilton, age 54, died Nov. 8, 2008, at her home of complications caused by heart disease. She was cared for and comforted by her sister Sheila, Hospice of Michigan and her puppy, Razzle McDazzle. Sarah was graduated from Adrian High School in 1972, Western Michigan University and the Health /Enrichment School where she received her certification in massage therapy and her Masters in Body Work. She became an instructor for the school and held classes in Adrian, Grand Rapids and Muskegon. She was predeceased by her father Dr. John Hamilton. She is survived by her mother, LaVonne Hamilton, her sisters, Suzanne Kindel and Sheila Hamilton, and a cousin, William Moore. Due to Sarah’s ardent love of animals (she rescued many stray cats and dogs and fed birds, deer and raccoons) the family suggests memorial gifts may be made to the Lenawee Humane Society. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home of Cedar Springs, Mich.
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POWELL — Scott D. Fee, age 40, of Powell, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. Scott was a 1985 graduate of Coldwater High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Scott was Vice President of supply chain management with Mettler of Toledo. He was an active member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He is survived by wife, Julie; children, Austin, Tyler, Nick and Alexa; parents, Clifford and LaJane Fee; brother, Brian (Mary) Fee and their children Hannah and Olivia; aunt and uncle, Belinda and Phil Smathers; cousin, Corena and Tim Wilkins; special sister-in-law, Sharon (Mark) Montague and their children Steve, Jenna and Alex; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bud and Marion Myers and other extended family members. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 10700 Liberty Rd., Powell, with Fr. Jeff J. Rimelspach, Celebrant. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel,  6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of 270), where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences to the family.
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"IKE" Age 78. April 18, 1930 November 11, 2008. Beloved husband of Maxine (Hager) Townsend. Loving father of four daughters: Tami (Ken) Chaushoff, Tawnya (Tom) Bender, Teri Hollister, and Courtney (Jon) Hewett. Dear grandfather of Charlie, Morgan, Mackenzi, Nathan, Emily, Jackson, Jaymes, and great-grandson Lukas. Cherished brother of Della (Ed) Helton and Melvin (Virginia) Townsend. Ike was employed at McDonald Dairy in Flint for 15 years and retired from Ford Motor Company in 1999. Veteran of Korean War serving in U.S. Air Force. Ike will be dearly missed by all who loved him and his humor. Friends may visit Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi. (248) 348-1800. Memorial Service Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Oakland Hill Memorial Gardens, Novi. Memorial donations to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, MI 48154. Please share memories at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
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Friday 2-8 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods. In state at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore Rd. Grosse Pointe Farms, Saturday 11:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins. ahpeters.com
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BESSEMER, Mich. -- Theresa A. Corona, 92, of Bessemer, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in Wakefield.
Thomas Anthony Eads Jr. was born on August 31, 1978 in Monroe, Michigan he was the son of Thomas A. Eads Sr. and Karen (Mills) Eads. He attended Ida High School. For several years Thomas worked stocking shelves at Food Town.
WILLIAMS, Thomas Joseph "Tom" - Age 57, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held 4PM Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp., Pastor Robert Leming officiating. Visitation will be 1PM Thursday until the time of service. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner Children's Fund. Tom was born September 19, 1951 in Flint, the son of Howard and Elizabeth (Smith) Williams. He was a graduate of Northwestern High School and had been employed by General Motors as a custodian until his retirement in 2000. Tom enjoyed the outdoors, especially bow hunting and was excellent at crossword puzzles. He was an animal lover, particularly his two cats, Little Boy and Smokey. Surviving are his son, Adam Howard Williams (Sara) of Warren; daughter, Holly Marie Williams of Flushing; 2 grandchildren, Amber Rose and Cora Leone Williams; 3 brothers, Bob of West Branch, Jim (Sally) of Grand Blanc, Jerry (Paula) of Swartz Creek; sisters, Sue Williams of Burton, Sandy Williams of Grand Blanc, Sherry Airgood (James) of Swartz Creek, Mary Sergent (Dennis) of Flushing. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Tommy Joe. Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Tiegan Mae Romans and Taryn Rae Romans twin daughters of Franklin S. and Lisa C. (Hickey) Romans were stillborn on Saturday at Toledo Hospital.
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Tyler James Hurst, infant son of Chrystal Nelson and Eric Hurst, returned peacefully to heaven on Nov. 5, 2008, after teaching a brief lesson in "Unconditional Love."
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Age 65, November 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George Jr. Dearest mother of Kristin (Ron) Johnson and Julie (Russell) Rockett. Loving grandmother of Joshua, Lindsay, Shaina Johnson and Andrew, Kaitlyn, Nicole Rockett. Also survived by her brother Edward Hintz; brother-in-law James (Anne) Valsa; nephews James (Jean) and George Hintz III; and mother-in-law Libby Valsa. Preceded in death by her parents Otto and Betty Anne Hintz. Visit Friday 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service 7 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5885 Venoy, Westland. Private interment at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. Memorials to Laurel Park West, Activities Dept., 38910 6 Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Generations Funeral & Cremation Services, Farmington Hills.
BUTTS, Velma Johane - Age 78, of Fenton, died Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Online tributes may be posted at the obituaries page www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
BURNETT, Vernice Virgil - Age 91, of Caseville formerly of Dearborn, died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Young at Heart Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, November 10, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad Street, Linden with Rev. E. Tavierne officiating. Burial immediately following at Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until time of service Monday. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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VanBorn November 1, 1926, John had been Corporate Comptroller for Federal Mogul. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn VanWingerden, eight children and numerous grandchildren. Send contributions in lieu of flowers to Family Life Today, 1000 S. Belcher Rd, Suite #7 Largo, FL 33771.
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Winfred Lee Kennedy, 59, formerly of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Nov. 1, 2008 in Houston, Texas after a 10-month battle with cancer. Lee was a loving husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed the outdoors, a variety of sports, reading and spending time with friends. Lee was the proud founder of Dynamic Engineering, which has been in business for over 23 years. Surviving are: his wife, Patricia; three children, Matthew and wife Coran, Rebecca and husband Christian, and Karen; five grandchildren, Taylor and Blake Fittro, Alexandra, Sophia and Katelyn Kennedy; two brothers, Dale Kennedy and wife, Frances, and Leon Saunders and wife, Ann; a sister, Bonnie Kennedy; and mother, Alice Kennedy. Also surviving are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Staley of Burlington, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. A memorial service celebrating his life was held on Nov. 4 at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. Lee’s family will continue celebrating his life with his extended family and friends at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Burlington Assembly of God in Burlington, N.C. Michael Brown, brother-in-law, and Randy Wojciechowski, a close friend will officiate. The final memorial service for Lee will be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2008, at Cafe Crossing in Middlebury, Ind. Norman Barnes, a close friend from England, will officiate. For those wishing to express condolences, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Links International USA in Lee’s memory. Please mail to Links USA, PO Box 136458, Fort Worth, Texas  76136.
YARNOLD MARY JEAN BRISTOL
Age 81, November 10, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William R. Bristol, MD and Arthur S. Yarnold. Loving mother of Mary-Jean (Brian) McNitt, William L. Bristol, MD, Susan Bristol, Patricia (James) Frantz, Kathleen Graca, Janet (Brian) Payton, and Paul (Sue) Yarnold. Dear grandmother of 11. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. William R. and Mary-Jean Bristol Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Wayne State Medical School, St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, or Michigan Humane Society. Light a candle and share a memory at