ALEXANDER GALLIGAN DECKERVILLE Alexander Galligan, Age 80 of Deckerville, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. He was born on December 15, 1927 in Manhattan, New York. He is the son of the late Alexander and Mae (Drnek) Galligan. Alexander married Carol Lynn Poynor on September 13, 1953 in Traverse City, MI. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Sandusky where he served as an Elder. He started his teaching career at the Old Mission School in 1956 and continued his career as principal and then superintendent. In 1974 he came to Deckerville and he retired in 1989 from Fennville School where he was superintendent. He is survived by his wife, Carol Galligan, three children, Christine Galligan, of South Carolina, Alex (Cathy) Galligan, of Deckerville and Julie Davis, of Deckerville. Two grandchildren, Renae Blaine and Ryan Davis and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a Son-in-law, Steve Davis. Memorial Services were held at the Community Of Christ Church, Sandusky with Elder Ken Diem of Carsonville officiating. Memorials may be made to the Community Of Christ Church, Sandusky or to the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York. Arrangements were made by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.
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Marshall, Adam Shepherd, Michigan Adam Steven Marshall, age 21, of Shepherd, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at his home. Adam was born on Thursday, March 26, 1987 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, the son of Steven B. Marshall and Debra L. (Recker) Marshall. He grew up in Bay City, moving back to Mt. Pleasant about one year ago. He served in the U.S. Army from June 2007 until June 2008. Adam enjoyed all kinds of sports, lifting weights, was a movie buff, and enjoyed hanging around with his friends. Survivors include his parents, Steven of Shepherd, his mother, Debra of Shepherd; a sister: Lindsey Marshall of Mt. Pleasant; two grandmothers: Barbara Recker of Mesa, Arizona and Marvis Marshall of Shepherd; a brother-in-law: Geoff Goetz of Jacksonville, Florida; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam was preceded in death by his sister, Deneen Goetz, and his grandfathers, Robert Recker and Orrin Marshall. A service celebrating Adam's life will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Helms Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Mark Behenna of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. In following Adam's wishes, cremation will take place after the funeral service. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 18 from 4-8 p.m. Anyone considering a memorial in Adam's memory are asked to think of the needs and wishes of the family. Please see: helmsfuneralhome.com for an on-line obituary and to leave a message for the family. 'Serving the Family for Generations' Helms Funeral Home 330 S. University Ave. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
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Alta J. Herman of Holiday, Fla., formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. She was 84 years old. Alta was born Oct. 18, 1924, to Myron “Pete” Dermyer and Gladys (Packard) Dermyer. She married Robert T. Herman on March 31, 1944. They shared 60 wonderful years together before his death on March 6, 2005. Alta was a member of the United Church of Christ. Alta is survived by two daughters, Priscilla (James) Hottenstein of Petersburg, Mich., and Barbara Werth of Holiday, Fla., both of whom are Clinton High School graduates; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother and three sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Friday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Thomas Uphaus of Clinton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.
POTTER, MRS. ARDITH JEAN (wife of Loel) Muskegon Mrs. Ardith Jean Potter, age 65, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008 at a local hospital. VISITATION will be Tuesday evening from 6-8pm, November 18, 2008 at The Lee Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 6291 S. Harvey St. 231-798-1100 A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's Muskegon Chronicle.
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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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November 19, 2008. Beloved sister of Angelina R. Nelson and the late Joe Macchi. Daughter of the late Maria and Dionisio. Good friend of Mary Booker and many friends. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). The family will receive visitors Friday 10 a.m. until time of Service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" witht he family at
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Centerville, Georgia. Age 53, entered into rest Thursday, November 13, 2008 in Macon, Georgia. Mrs. Bookless was born in Detroit, MI. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins, Georgia. Her parents, Marc Alexandre Laframboise and Beatrice Beausoleil Laframboise, preceded her in death. Treasuring her memory are her husband, Tom Bookless, Centerville and brother, Joseph Laframboise, Lawrence, Kansas. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Windsor, Ontario, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2008, Father Thomas Janisse officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Plymouth District Library or to your local library. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Friday 7:30 p.m. In state Saturday 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. time of Mass at St. Ephrem Church, 38900 Dodge Park at 17 Mile. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Monday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home, 120 Memorial Drive, Paducah, KY with services to follow. Interment will take place at the Mayfield Memorial Gardens in Mayfield, KY. Hilton was a Coast Guard veteran serving during the Vietnam era and was retired from Volkswagen as a Dealer Franchising Manager with 35 years of service. Condolences for the family may be made online at
Wednesday, November 19 from 2-9 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home in Berkley. Funeral Mass on Thursday, November 20th at National Shrine of the Little Flower (in-state at 9:30) Mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in the memory of Don can be made to The Beaumont Foundation - Beaumont Hospitals, . The staff at Beaumont Royal Oak and the Rose Cancer Center worked tirelessly in an effort to prolong Don's life or to the Cancer Research Institute at http://www.cancerresearch.org/give/memorial.html with the hope to one day cure cancer so that no family must endure this battle.
Barbara Louise Struble, of Muir, age 58, loving mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008.,
Beatrice M. Siemen 1923-2008 Beatrice M. Siemen, 84, Harbor Beach, passed away Friday, November 14, 2008 at Courtney Manor of Bad Axe. She was born on December 18, 1923 in Harbor Beach to the late Anthony and Mary (O'Neil) Pohl. Beatrice and Bernard Siemen were united in marriage on August 9, 1941 in Harbor Beach. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1991. Beatrice was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, where she was a past president of the Altar Society. She enjoyed playing cards, flowers, playing bingo, baking cookies, going to the casino and being with her family and especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Volmering, Ruth, Marjorie (Carl) Booms, Bad Axe, Nancy (Tom) Goniwiecha, Harbor Beach, Joyce (Rich) McDonald, Bad Axe and Betty (Thomas) Tenbusch, Harbor Beach; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Travis Booms; brother, Lawrence Pohl and sisters, Alma Schroeder and Hazel Tenbusch. Funeral mass was held on Monday, November 17, 2008 in the St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena. Fr. Peter Nwokoye officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Bernadine "Bunny" Ernst Lake Orion Bernadine "Bunny" Ernst of Lake Orion, passed away at the age of 82. Bunny was employed at Atchison Jewelers for 33 years, the Clothes Closet in Oxford for 11 years and 10 years at Diamond Dave's. She was a longtime Orion/Oxford resident who loved life, loved having a good time and a good joke. She is survived by her children, Scott (Vicki) Ernst, Janelle (John) Anker and Don Ernst; grandchildren, Chad Ernst, Matthew Comparoni and Kayla Ernst. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Everett and brother, Frank Dalgleish. Memorial contributions may be made to In House Hospice, 24293 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 102, Southfield, MI, 48034. Funeral services were held Monday (November 17, 2008) at the Lake Orion Chapel of Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home. Interment was in Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Reflections may be shared at: www.sparksgriffin.com
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Bernard C. Maschke 1919-2008 Bernard C. "Ben" Maschke, 89, Port Hope, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born May 2, 1919 in Port Hope to the late William and Mabel (Hoffman) Maschke. He and Lucille Bender were united in marriage on August 17, 1940 in Port Hope. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope, and worked for the Huron Milling Company and Hercules for 40 years. He is survived by his wife Lucille of Port Hope; two daughters, Linda (Doug) Howard, Harbor Beach and Myrna Lamb, Davison; three grandchildren, Becky (Tom) Block, Rhonda (Rick) Beard and Sue (Ed) Discher; four great-grandchildren, Travis, Heidi, Lindsay and Noel; three step great-granddaughters, Ashley, Shauna, and Jamie (Matt) and their children. He was preceded in death by a son Bernard "Butch" Maschke in 2001, three grandsons, Mike Howard, Kevin Lamb and Corey Block; three brothers, John (Jack), William, and Darcey Maschke; and four sisters, Margarete Emerick, Bertha Young, Gertrude Fuerst, and Viola Sewray. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18 at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Hope with Rev. Greg Eilers officiating. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Brighton Scott Gibson, precious infant son of Amber Gibson and Ryan Fillmore, was stillborn on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at The Community Health Center of Branch County. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Carol and Troy Gibson, his paternal grandparents Linda and Everett Ehle all of Coldwater, his great grandparents Jerry and Angela Gibson of Texas, Joyce Fillmore of Coldwater, Barb and Jim Ryan of Coldwater, his aunts Alexis Gibson and Allison Fillmore, both of Coldwater, and many great aunts and uncles. Brighton was preceded in death by his great grandparents Kenneth and Evelyn Riley, great grandfather Richard Fillmore and great uncle Rick Riley. A service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home with Pastor Angel Rojas of the Church of the Holy Spirit officiating. Interment will follow at Batavia Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
CAROL ANN FLYNN PECK Carol Ann Flynn, age 62, passed away November 14, 2008 due to a long illness. She is survived by sisters; Karen Angus, Indiana, Roberta (Byrdie) Wismer, Peck, MI, two sons; Dominic (Nicole) Lefler, Ypsilanti, Martin Potter, California, two grandchildren, Sela and Aiden, several aunts and uncles and lots of cousins. Memorial was held at the Presbyterian Church in Marlette.
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Friday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (north of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at
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CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM DEANDA BROWN CITY Christopher William Deanda, age 46 of Brown City passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2008 in Sandusky, Michigan. He was born on May 21, 1962 in Yale, Michigan. He is the son of the late Paul and Mary (Tijerina) Deanda. He is survived by three brothers, Robert (Corrine) Deanda of Niles; David (Malinda) Deanda of Troy; Thomas Deanda of Ft. Gratiot. One sister, Linda (James) Black, of Sandusky and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary (Tijernia) Deanda. "Our beloved brother, Chris will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for his joyful personality". Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to: Christopher's family. Arrangements made by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.
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Friday 2-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Redford Township Youth Hockey Association. Share memories at schrader-howell.com.
Carol Louise Trowbridge, 85, of Petersburg died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
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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.
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.
Cassie Kopek 1916-2008 Cassie Kopek, 92, Caseville, died Friday, November 14, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon while under hospice care. Cassie was born April 13, 1916 in Detroit to the late Casimer and Bernice (Stankiewicz) Zaloga. She married Walter J. Kopek at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Detroit on July 4, 1936. Walter preceded her in death on July 4, 1982. She lived in Detroit until moving to Caseville in 1973. She was an active member of St. Roch Catholic Church, where she was on the Women's Society and was sacristan for many years. She was a member of the Caseville Eagles Auxiliary and Caseville Retirement Club. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking and gardening. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Al) Gagnier, Warren; son Raymond (Terry), Warren; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Ed Zaloga and sister Bunny Zaloga. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter and son, Rev. Robert Kopek S.J. in 2003. Funeral mass was held on Monday, November 17, 2008 at St. Roch Catholic Church with Fr. Kenneth Yaroch presiding. Burial took place in St. Roch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert W. Kopek Scholarship Fund, U of D High School and Academy, 8400 S Cambridge, Detroit, Michigan 48221. Arrangements were handled by the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville.
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Claire D. Dupras, 80, of LaGrange, Ind., died Nov. 17, 2008, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service time, 6 p.m. Friday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home with Rev. Brian VanOsdol officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange at a later date.
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Claire Patricia Whetstone, 86, of Coldwater died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. Born March 9, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she would marry Vernon B. Whetstone, who preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1970. She retired from the Coldwater Hospital in the Dietary Department after 25 years and, after retirement, was a longtime hospital volunteer. Survivors include her niece Sharon Fry of Coldwater, nephew Don Lett of Coldwater, cousin Lyle Fry of Coldwater ad many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons and one sister Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at the Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at the Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. Burial will take place at the Fremont Cemetery, Fremont, Ind. Rev. Jim Mason will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Ind., (260) 495-2915.
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Corbett Eugene Humphries, age 72, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Care Center in Defiance, Ohio. Corbett was born March 1, 1936, in Sunflower, Miss., to Eddie Humphries II and Ethel Searcy Humphries. He was preceded in death by both parents and wife of 34 years, Mattie Humphries. Corbett and Mattie leave three sons, Christopher (Patricia) Humphries, Corbett Humphries, Jr. and James (Nicole) Mann. Corbett later married Felecidad Diaz Humphries who survives in Wauseon, Ohio. Also surviving are stepchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Brenda Ramirez, Mr. and Mrs. Melissa Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Chavez, Jorge Chavez, Jr., Celia Chavez and 15 grandchildren. Besides his loving wife, Felecidad, and children, he leaves to cherish his precious memory three brothers, Louis (Shirley) Humphries, Rickey (Billie) Humphries and Stanley (Annie) Humphries; three sisters, Eleanor Joiner, Mary (Carl) Morris and Betty (Joe) Gardner.  A host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and close friends also survive. Corbett accepted Christ late in life.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Humphries III, and a sister, Marva Gail Patterson. Corbett was a U.S Army Reserve member in his teen years. He was a long-time Heavy Equipment Operator, paving thousands of miles of roads and highways throughout Michigan and Ohio.   Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.com.
DANIEL A. WALSH FARMINGTON HILLS Daniel A. Walsh, age 70 of Farmington Hills, Holiday, Florida and formerly of Ubly, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008 in Holiday, Florida. Daniel was born on May 21, 1938 in Austin Township to the late Walter and Susan (McMillan) Walsh. He attended Ubly High School. Daniel then moved to Detroit to drive heavy equipment for the road construction industry. He retired in 1996 and became a driver for Spartan Food Stores for ten years. He attended St. Alexander Catholic Church in Farmington Hills and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Florida. He was a member of the Teamster Local. Daniel enjoyed gardening and sports, especially the Detroit Tigers. Daniel is survived by his three daughters, Roxann (James) Gracyalny of Springdale, AK, Crystal (Joseph) Borso of Mason, TN, Julie (Doug) Parks of Canal Winchester, OH; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Charity, Kimberly, Chad, Brent, Jacob and Zachary; one sister, Gertrude Susan Brown of San Diego, CA; two brothers, Louis (Rosalie) Walsh and Walter "Joseph" (Patricia) Walsh, both of Ubly. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Leo Walsh, Beatrice Bauman, Lila Lamphere, Michael, Maurice, Raymond and Mark "Pete" Walsh. The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Freiburg with Rev. Joseph Griffin, pastor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday from 3-9 p.m and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. There will be a parish vigil service on Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly.
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DAVID C. KROETSCH SANDUSKY David C. Kroetsch, age 29, of Sandusky, passed away Sunday evening, November 9, 2008 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky. David was born on October 26, 1979 at Hills and Dales General Hospital in Cass City. He is the beloved son of Charles Willard Kroetsch and Donna Gertrude Leese. David was a 1998 graduate of Sandusky High School. He worked as a backhoe operator and welder for Cook Tiling and Scott Campbell Tiling Co. He enjoyed motorcycles, dirt bikes, fishing, classic muscle cars and Texas Hold Em. David is survived by his father, Charles Kroetsch of Argyle; his mother, Donna Leese of Venice, California; grandparents, Willard and Shirley Kroetsch of Snover, Albert and Susan Leese of Dearborn; his great grandmother Helen Gills of Sterling Heights; aunts and uncles, DeAnn Blank of Snover, MI, Marie and Mike Stock of Rives Junction, MI, William and Janet Kroetsch of Decker, Harold and Loretta Leese of Livonia, Nancy Ellison of Lincoln Park, Steve Leese and Anita Wolschleger of Dewitt, Joanne and Toney Wade, of Belleville; cousins, Jennifer Anderson of Charlotte, NC, Jeremy and Amy Helton, Adam and Ronli Helton, both of Port Huron, Gary and Janelle Grates of Cass City, Gabrielle Leese of Livonia, Robin Trevino and Amy Trevino, both of Dearborn, Jesse Trevino and Ernesto Trevino, both of Sacramento, California, James Ellison and William Ellison of Lincoln Park, Tony Leese of Grand Rapids and Stefanie Leese of Allendale. The funeral mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle with Rev. Joseph Griffin, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the St. Ignatius Cemetery in Freiburg. Memorials are requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements by Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly.
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at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks north of 10 Mile Rd.), Saturday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday 12 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Michigan Kidney Foundation. To share a memory, visit
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Age 48, of Anchorage Alaska. Loving daughter of Beatrice and the late Joseph Dillon, passed away on November 15th at the Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage. Kathy was born on 2/26/60 in Geneva, Switzerland. She settled in Alaska after being stationed there with the US Army. After discharge, she was employed over 18 years with the Post Office in Anchorage. Kathy was an accomplished athlete in high school, college and city league sports of basketball, softball, volleyball, track, swimming and later coached high school athletics. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her dogs. Kathy is survived by brothers Bryan, Tim (Cheryl), Paul ( JoDee), Jeffrey (Jill) and sisters Teri, Anne Andrews (Mark) and Jeanne and 18 nieces and nephews. Kathy's courage, strength and hope have touched us all deeply. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her sense of humor, generosity and loving heart. A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00am Saturday at Our Lady of Good Council Church, 47650 North Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI.
Thursday 1-8 p.m. Friday 12-8 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren, Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Debra Kay (Manning) Dominguez, of Portland, age 49, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2008 at the home of her brother, Richard (Charlene) Hans, after a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.
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Dezso Jasko, age 69, of Holland, died Monday, November 17, 2008, at his home.  Dezso was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, on November 3, 2008.  He is survived by his son,  Zoltan; daughter-in-law, Maria; two grandchildren, Zoltan Papp, Melinda and Jim Bennett; great-granddaughter, Samantha Bennett; brother, Arpad and Rozi Jasko.  Visitation is 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, Holland. Burial will be in North Holland Cemetery on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.
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Donald Eugene Teller, 79, of Jonesville, passed away Monday at his son’s home in Hanover.  He was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Hillsdale, the son of Miles and Genesee (Rumsey)Teller.  Donald served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He drove a feed truck for United Feeds, Inc., Jonesville, and retired from Walker Manufacturing, Jackson. He will be remembered for his love of gardening, especially his asparagus crops, and providing lawncare for his family and friends.  On July 25, 1953, he married Ruth VanBuskirk and she preceded him in death in 2005. Survivors include one daughter Debra (Dan) Christian of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one son Douglas (Deborah) Teller of Hanover, one sister June (Arnold) Hayward of Coldwater, one brother Robert (friend, Jean) Teller of Temple, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter (Denise Griffiths), and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield with Pastor Denise Downs officiating.  Interment will follow in Sunset View Cemetery, Jonesville.  Visitation is scheduled Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County.
• Donald W. Carmody, 95, of Manistee, died Saturday, Nov. 15. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....
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Donna Meier, age 94, of Holland, died November 15, 2008. Memorial services were held Tuesday.  Contributions may be made to Engadine School-Lehnertz Scholorship, W. 13920 Melville, Engadine, MI 49827 Arrangements are by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Downtown Chapel. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.
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Doris Kathryn Love, age 86, of Blissfield died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Provincial House. She was born in Adrian on March 5, 1922, to William and Golda (Watkins) Raymond. Doris married Irving LaFollette on March 8, 1937, and after his death she married Robert Love on Aug. 28, 1948. Robert preceded her in death in 1999. Doris worked at the Blissfield Canning Company and Bixby Medical Center for many years. She enjoyed baking pies, camping and crocheting slippers for all the kids. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by brothers Charles Raymond and Carl Raymond; six daughters, Elaine (Dale) Summers, Mary (Dennis) Goll, Sharon (Robert) Lips, Roberta (Verne) Lambert, Patricia Beach and Deborah Corbin; six sons, Cletus (Shirley) LaFollette, Thomas (Carmen) Love, Ralph (Linda) Love, Robert (Ann) Love, Norman (Nikki) Love and Brian (Sandy) Love; 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The mass of Christian burial for Doris will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father David Hudgins presiding. Burial will follow at Palmyra Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at Wagley Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. where a prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Contributions in memory of Doris may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.
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Doris Love, age 86, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Provincial House surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at Wagley Funeral Home.
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Thursday 3-9 pm and Friday 3-9 pm with an evening Rosary Service 7 pm, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile). Mrs. Erickson will lie in state Saturday 9:30 am at Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Share memories at:
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Edris E. Murray, 87, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born July 21, 1921 in Montpelier, Ohio to Rex and Florence (Samm) Delcamp. She was married April 19, 1947 in Angola, Ind. to Dow Murray and he survives. Edris was the former owner of Parisian Beauty Salon in Hillsdale. She was a graduate of Pittsford High School in 1939, valedictorian of her class.  She attended Riggs Beauty School.  She was past president and member of the Lady Elks, member of Hillsdale Business and Professional Women, the Hillsdale Community Theater and member of the National Hair Dressers Association. Surviving besides her husband Dow of 61 years are three sons, Jeff (Shirley) Haskins of Emory, Texas, Jon (Diane) Murray of Bradenton, Fla. and Jerre Murray of Sarasota, Fla; daughter, Jill Langs of Hillsdale; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin Delcamp of Maumee, Ohio and Stuart (Judy) Delcamp of Punta Gorda, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Walter “Pat” Haskins and two grandchildren, Jaime and Jared Langs. Funeral services for Edris Murray will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with the Rev. Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Litchfield. The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Medical Care Facility. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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Edward L. Sorgenfrie, age 60, of Bryan, Ohio, died just before midnight on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Sorgenfrie was a graduate of Waldron High School and was employed by Trim Trends, Bryan, Ohio, as a quality supervisor. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 and continued his service in the Army Reserves from 1981-1985. He was a member of the Bryan Eagles, Aerie #2233. Edward L. Sorgenfrie was born on Aug. 30, 1948, in Jackson, the son of Claude A. and Barbara M. (Marsh) Sorgenfrie. He married Johnna R. Nemire on Nov. 13, 2003, in Bryan, Ohio, and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Brenda Kay (Randy) Williams, of Bryan, Ohio, Christen A. (Scott) Wirth, of Sherwood, Ohio, and Marie L. (Josh Smith) Sorgenfrie, of Fayette, Ohio, one stepdaughter, Kayla M. Nemire, of Bryan, Ohio, seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, his mother in Waldron, one brother, Gerry Sorgenfire, of Napoleon, his grandmother, Eva Yeider, of Waldron, one stepsister, Sharon Hills, of Pittsford, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Karen Kay Sorgenfrie. There will be no visitation or services. Interment will be private. Memorials in the name of Edward L. Sorgenfrie may be given to Cancer Assistance of Williams County or any of the veterans groups in Williams County. Cards of sympathy may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 383, Bryan, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to and the online register signed at www.krillfuneralservice.com.
Thursday, November 13, 2008 1:00 PM
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Ellen "Alma" Pfeiffer, 88, of Ironwood, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Hurley.
Ellen D. (Clark) Ramsey, 89, of Beaverton passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at MidMichigan Stratford Village.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Eugene L. Lampart, 76, of Ironwood, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at home.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Evelyn "Elvi" Ekdahl, 84, of Columbus, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital.
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Evelyn F. Huff, age 90 years, of Hudson, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at Allegiance Health in Jackson. Evelyn was born on Aug. 15, 1918 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of George F. and Pearl C. (Williams) Waidelich. She married Leo A. Huff on November 2, 1940 in Grand Rapids. He survives. Leo and Evelyn moved to the Hillsdale County area in 1946 after Leo returned from the war. Evelyn was a former member of the Locust Corners Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, an active member of the First Baptist Church in Hudson, an auxiliary member of Gideon’s International and the Friendship Club of Locust Corners. Evelyn enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. Surviving Evelyn are her husband of 68 years, Leo; two daughters, Judy (John) Garris of Quebec City, Quebec and Diane Cudney of Hudson; son, Wayne (Elaine) Huff of Brooklyn; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Purdy of Wyoming; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Evelyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Mae Cutchall; parents; one sister; and two brothers. Funeral services for Evelyn will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Hudson with Pastor Tom Ball officiating. Private interment will follow at Locust Corners Cemetery in Pittsford Township.  Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson and Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Gideon’s International, First Baptist Church, Gospel Barn or a charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at: www.brownvanhemert.com.
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Evelyn Grace DeLong Seigneur, age 84, of Adrian passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at her home. Evelyn was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Munson, Mich., the only daughter of Edith (Martin) and Dan DeLong. She was a graduate of Morenci High School.  Evelyn worked at Tecumseh Products for many years as an executive secretary, retiring in 1989. Prior to that, she worked at the Rainbow Restaurant in Adrian with her former husband, Basil Seigneur. Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Linda Seigneur of Vancouver, Wash.; a son, Ronald (Beverly) Seigneur; two granddaughters, Chelsea and Sydney; and a great-granddaughter, Zoe Marie, all of Golden, Colo. A memorial celebration for Evelyn will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Linda Farley officiating. Friends may visit Evelyn’s family on Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. until the service. Contributions in memory of Evelyn may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Center. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.
Monday, November 17, 2008 12:58 PM
ROGERS CITY, Mich. -- Evelyn L. Senff, 71, of Rogers City, passed away Nov. 13, 2008, at home.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Piero Foa. Dear mother of Dr. Richard (Lin) Foa, and Helen (Martin) Katz. Loving grandmother of Jason (Kory) Foa, Robert (Molly) Foa, David Katz and Richard Katz. Great grandmother of Maggie, Paige, Wesley, Quinn, and Grayson Foa. Sister of Charlotte (Dan) Piuck. SERVICES 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
Fay Strong, 86, of Boyne Falls, died Nov. 17, 2008, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.
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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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ASHLAND, Wis. -- Fredrick James Sandquist III, 35, of Ashland, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Ashland.
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Age 74. November 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Diane (Eric) Hejtmanek, Jeffrey (Dawn) Galbraith and Christine (Jerry) Giametta. Proud grandmother of Kevin, Jennifer, Sarah, Keith, Taylor, Joshua, Caleb, Noah and Gabrielle. Dear sister of Maxine Babcock and Janet Utsler. Greeting period Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1: 00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Memorial Service Saturday 1:00 p.m. Share a memory with the family at
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for Mrs. Giberson will be Friday, November 21, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at the Higgerson & Neal Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Belleville (734) 697-9400. Entombment Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp.
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Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Garnet Wells Martin, 81, of Gladwin, formerly of Flint, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 in Midland.
Gary Owen Eckenrode, 69, of Ann Arbor, formerly of Monroe, died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at Glacier Hills Care and Rehab Center, Ann Arbor. He had been in poor health for the last month.
Genevieve V. Wojnar, age 91 of Newport, died November 18, 2008 at Medilodge of Monroe.
Genevieve V. Wojnar of Newport died this morning at Medilodge of Monroe. Arrangements by the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.
• George W. Carter, 85, of Ludington died this morning, Nov. 19. Dorrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
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Gerald A. Himmel 1936-2008 Gerald A. Himmel, 72, Caseville, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at his home while under hospice care. Jerry was born October 10, 1936 in Chandler Township to the late John and Theresa (Gintner) Himmel. He grew up in the area and graduated from Pigeon High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. After being discharged from the Navy, Jerry moved to Detroit and lived there from 1958 to 1988. He retired from the Detroit Police Department in 1988, after 25 years of service, many of them as a helicopter pilot. He moved to Caseville in 1988. Even after retiring, he worked part-time for the Caseville Police Department. He enjoyed boating, ham radio, and his home near Wildfowl Bay. He is survived by his son, Michael (Lona), Shelby Township; daughter, Stacy (Jerrold) Himmel Jacobson, Arcadia, Fla.; granddaughters, Lauren, Erika, Hannah Lee and sisters, Frances Richmond, Pigeon and Barbara (Patrick) Dell, Caseville. He was preceded in death by his two-year-old daughter, Michelle Lee in 1961 and brothers John, Duane and Robert. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville with Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating. Urn burial with military honors took place at St. Roch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Michigan, 3995 Fashion Square Blvd #1, Saginaw, Michigan 48603. Arrangements were handled by the Champagne Funeral Home, Caseville.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.
Gerald E. Mutchler, 81, of Hudsonville, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008. He was a veteran, serving in World War II. Services are 11 a.m., Thursday at the Cook Memorial Chapel (east building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday.  Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  www.cookfuneralservices.com
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Gloria J. Blaker, 65, of Jonesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at her home.  She was born Feb. 21, 1943 in Hillsdale to Ora and Merle (Fenstermaker) Carlisle.  She was married Dec. 30, 1961 to Ronald Blaker and he survives. Gloria was a 1961 graduate of Reading High School and was a member of the Honors Choir.  She attended Jackson Community College, was on the Dean's List for two years and was active in the JCC Tutoring program. Gloria attended Bankers Baptist Church. Besides her husband, Ronald, she is survived by her father, Ora Carlisle of Hillsdale; three daughters, Oralie (Gary) Amrhein and Toni (Robert) Ashton both of Jonesville and Donna Thompson of Hillsdale; an adopted son, Gary Estel of Jonesville; a brother, Clyde (Mary) Carlisle of Quincy; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gloria was preceded in death by her mother, Merle and one sister. Cremation has taken place.  There will be a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to the Blaker family. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Beloved wife of the late Morris Harelik. Dear mother of Beverley (Dennis) Wolgin, and Susan Harelik-Krakow. Loving grandmother of Dr. Greg (Emily) Wolgin, Jay (Renee) Wolgin, Mandie Krakow, and Brad (Keri) Krakow. Proud great grandmother of Alex and Rylie Wolgin, and Aiden Krakow. Sister of Ann Russell. Sister-in-law of Constance Adler, and Ruthye Harelik. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com.
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CRAFTS, Harold J. Age 91 Of Sturgis, MI Formerly of Kalamazoo Died November 15, 2008 at his home. Born January 10, 1917 in Watervliet to the late John B. and Nora M. (Polmanteer) Crafts. He had resided in Sturgis since 2001 coming from Kalamazoo where he had lived from 1923-2001. On July 8, 1941 he married Beverly J. Wheeler in Kalamazoo. Nearly all of Harold's working life was involved in the produce business. For many years he served as the Director of Produce Operations for the National Tea Company in Kalamazoo and Meijer's of Grand Rapids. Following his retirement Harold served as the manager of the Elks Country Club in Kalamazoo a position he held for eight years. For over 40 years Harold was an active member of the B.P.O.Elks #50 in Kalamazoo, serving for ten years on the Board of Elks Major Projects for special needs children. He also served as the Elks State Chairman of Major Projects for ten years. Harold was always willing to give of his time to others and for 27 years he was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Battle Creek. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 67 years, Beverly; one son, Daniel J. (Linda) Crafts of Sturgis; a grandson, Matthew (Jennifer) Freeland of Portag; two great-grandchildren, Kaitrin Elise Funches and Joshua Daniel Freeland both of Portage; one niece, Ellen (Tim) McKeever; and one nephew, Steven Eakley. His parents; one daughter, Susan J. Bouwman and one sister, Ruth Eakley preceded him in death. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and private burial of the ashes will take place at Mount Everest Cemetery in Kalamazoo at a later date. A memorial service and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks service celebrating the life of Harold Crafts will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday at the Thurston Woods Village Villa Dining Room. Chaplin Glen Russell of Thurston Woods and the B.P.O.Elks #1381 Ritual Team will officiate. The Hackman Family Funeral Home, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is handling the arrangements. The family suggest memorial donations be directed to Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the Kalamazoo Humane Society, 4239 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The obituary is also at www.Legacy.com.
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Harold J. Crafts, age 91, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 15, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Watervliet, Mich., a son of the late John B. and Nora M. (Polmanteer) Crafts. He had resided in Sturgis since 2001, coming from Kalamazoo where he lived from 1923-2001. On July 8, 1941, he married Beverly J. Wheeler in Kalamazoo. Nearly all of Harold’s working life was involved in the produce business. For many years he served as director of Produce Operations for the National Tea Company in Kalamazoo and Meijer’s of Grand Rapids. Following his retirement Harold served as the manager of the Elks Country Club in Kalamazoo, a position he held for eight years. For over 40 years Harold was an active member of the B.P.O.Elks #50 in Kalamazoo, serving for 10 years on the Board of Elks Major Projects for special needs children. He also served as the Elks State Chairman of Major Projects for 10 years. Harold was always willing to give of his time to others and for 27 years he was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Battle Creek. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 67 years, Beverly; one son, Daniel J. (Linda) Crafts of Sturgis; a grandson, Matthew (Jennifer) Freeland of Portage; two great-grandchildren, Kaitrin Elise Funches and Joshua Daniel Freeland, both of Portage; a niece, Ellen (Tim) McKeever and a nephew, Steven Eakley. Preceding him in death  were his parents; a daughter, Susan J. Bouwman; and a sister, Ruth Eakley. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, and private burial of the ashes will take place at Mount Everest Cemetery in Kalamazoo at a later date. A memorial service and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks service celebrating the life of Harold Crafts will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Thurston Woods Village Villa Dining Room. Chaplain Glen Russell of Thurston Woods and the B.P.O.Elks #1381 Ritual Team will officiate. The Hackman Family Funeral Home, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is handling the arrangements. The family suggests memorial donations be directed to Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091; or the Kalamazoo Humane Society, 4239 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
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Harold L. Frye, 91, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.   Mr. Frye was a native of Sturgis, Mich., and had lived in Johnson City, Tenn., for the past several years.   He was a son of the late Bernice and Katherine Linseisen and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Cleon, Leon and Howard Frye and one sister, Leone Miller.   He was a graduate of Sturgis High School, Sturgis, Mich., and a member of the Religious Science Church. Mr. Frye was an actor and singer and was known by his stage name “Hal Frye.” He enjoyed singing and traveling and volunteered to sing at many functions.   He was a life member of the Ex-Prisoners of War, a member of the Blinded Veterans Association, the Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a Charter member of the ICL Institute of Learning at East Tennessee State University. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.   Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jessie Dugger Frye; and nieces and nephews, Dixie Pittenger, Doug Frye, Debbie Stevens, Mary Ann Byler, Kathy Miller, Karen Sobeski, Garnetta Weigt and Juanita Miller.   A military graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday,  at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.  Minister Bruce Shawver will officiate. Mr. Frye appreciated the care and courtesy shown him at Mountain Home Veteran’s Home and the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery. Online condolences may be made through www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 (423-282-1521).
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Hazel V. Hires, 85, of 607 E. Chicago Road, White Pigeon, Mich., died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Fairview Living Centre, after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 13, 2008, in White Pigeon, a daughter of Wallace and Florence (Rudloff) Long. She had resided in White Pigeon, Sturgis and Centreville, Mich., and Intersession, Fla. She married Ira L. Hires who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1990. Hazel was employed at Kirsch Company in Sturgis for 17 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1984. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Pearl Merritt, Rose Long and Vera Studabaker; and two brothers, Earl and Elmer Long. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services are at noon Thursday. Chaplain Johnny Groda of In House Hospice of Kalamazoo will officiate. Burial will be in Vistula Cemetery, Vistula, Ind. Memorials may be made to Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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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.
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Irlyn A. "Lyn" Moore, 81, of Newport, formerly of Dundee and Traverse City, died at 11:48 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
Irlyn Moore, 81, formerly of Dundee and Traverse City, died at 11:48 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center.
Wejrowski, Isabelle M. Essexville, Michigan Mrs. Wejrowski passed away Tuesday morning, November 18, 2008 at Bay Special Care Hospital, age 74 years. Funeral services are being planned for Saturday and a complete obituary will be announced in Thursday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.
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wife of the late Bernard. Lov ing mother of Evelyn (Michael) Teigman, Rita (Marc) Morse, Suze Jerusalem and Marc (Cheryl) Jerusalem. Beloved grandmother of Jared (Devora) Teigman, Asher (Alyssa) Teigman, Jordana (Adam) Brown, Stacy (the late Owen) Waxman, Jonathan Morse, Mark Kravitz, Jacqueline (Mark) Kaufman, Steven Morse, Yissachar, Dorya, Noa, Elad and Orly Jerusalem. Many loving great grandchildren. Services Thursday 1 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.
JOHANN DRESCHER SANDUSKY Johann Drescher, passed away on November 6, 2008. He resided in Sandusky, MI. He was born in Germany. He is survived by his daughters Rebecca Lee Drescher and Arron Rene Drescher, life long friend Deborah Ann Drescher, Mother of his two daughters. His Son John Charles Saunders, his Brothers Anton Drescher, Albert Drescher, and Frank Raab. Along with many other friends and relatives. Johann devoted his life to Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "I want to leave a message of love in whatever I do. It is my quest. I want to give a message of Love wherever I go. From the bottom of my feet to the top of my head. I want to be full and complete with LOVE - Flowing out of me - over flowing wherever I go. This is the only way I can fulfill the impossible dream." Johann Drescher, God is Love. Memorial Services were held in Carsonville, MI at the Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Assembly of God Church, Carsonville, MI.
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Jack Delbert Garman, 78, of Manistee, Mich., and formerly of White Pigeon, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at West Shore Medical Center, Manistee after a short illness. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Elkhart, Ind., a son of John Earl Garman and Myrtle Goldie Martin, and graduated in 1949 from Elkhart High School. Jack resided for 43 years in Elkhart, 10 years in Shipshewana, Ind., five years in Oregon, 12 years in White Pigeon, and had lived in Manistee since 2000. On Oct. 12, 1973, he married Toni (Grant) Livingston in Elkhart, and they renewed their vows on Aug. 13, 1999, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon. A Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, he was employed in the mobile home industry, retiring in 1992. Then, he served as a Wal-Mart greeter from 1992-2000 in Sturgis and from 2000-2008 in Ludington. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of White Pigeon, Moose Lodge #1128 of Manistee and Vandalia Masonic Lodge #290, a former member of Scottish Rites of South Bend, Ind., a former Saladin Shriner, a life member of Cass County Shriners and life member of the DAV #88. Surviving are: his wife, Toni Garman of Manistee; son, Gary Lambdin of Manistee; three daughters, Vickie Jackson and Jacque Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., and Kelley (Ronald) Livingston-Masters of Frankfort, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dave (Hazel) Garman of  Tennessee and Vern (Jean) Garman of Elkhart; sister, Kate Thalheimer of Elkhart; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a son, Scott Livingston, a brother, George Garman and his parents. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, White Pigeon, with Rev. Richard Altine officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, White Pigeon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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Jack Eversole, 75, of Howe, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange where funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Friday.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Jacob M. (Jake) Zubkoff, 22, of Monroe died at 1:17 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
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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.
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Jean Ann Kohler, 54, of Quincy, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Born May 4, 1954, in Hillsdale, she was the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Bartell) McCalla. Jean graduated from Jonesville High School in 1972 and had been employed at ConAgra Foods in Quincy. In her leisure time, Jean enjoyed flower gardening, camping, bicycling and walking on the beach. She especially loved time spent with her grandchildren, baking and decorating for the holidays. On Aug. 31, 2001, she married Jerry Kohler and he survives, along with two daughters, Shannon (Jimmie) VanDusen of Hillsdale, and Erica (Jeff Hite) Barker of Waldron; one son, Shaun (Missy) Barker of Osseo; one brother, Terry McCalla of Angola, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor, Devin and Jadyn VanDusen, Damien, Seth and Zoey Barker and Kierstyn Barker and Uriah Hite; one nephew, Tim McCalla. Her parents and one brother, Steven McCalla, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, with Pastor Mark Case officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy. Visitation is scheduled 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or CHC Hospice would be appreciated.
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Jean Kay Snow, age 66, of Elkhart, IN, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at her home. Jean was born on February 26, 1942, in Holland, to Erhardt T. Holmen and Jeanette K. (Homan) Holmen. She married Roger A. Snow on June 22, 1963, in Holland. Jean was a homemaker and worked for JC Penney, Weight Watchers and Heritage Cable Company. She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart, was treasurer for the Elkhart Symphony Auxiliary, served on the Unitarian Church Board, and the Care Committee for Braodway Christian Parish which helped feed the homeless. Jean also worked the voting polls for Osolo Precinct #39 for 18 years. She is survived by her husband, Roger A. Snow of Elkhart; two daughters, Laura (Dan) Watson of Bristol, IN, and Katherine (Mike) Swihart of Wheaton, IL; three grandchildren; two brothers, John Holmen and Robert (Barbara) Holmen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erhardt and Jeanette Holmen. Funeral services will be Friday, November 21, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart, 1732 Garden Street, Elkhart, IN, 46514. Reverend Amy Debeck will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.
Jennie B. Lawrence Lapeer Jennie B. Lawrence, age 81, of Lapeer passed away Thursday, (November 13, 2008). She was born October 24, 1927 in Fraser, to Joseph and Evelyn (McKerrachar) Lapeer. She married Dean Lawrence on November 22, 1950 in Niangua, MO. Mrs. Lawrence enjoyed playing cards, gambling and traveling. She also was a big fan of the Red Wings and Tigers. Jennie's family considered her an "advocate for the underdog," and always concerned about her family. She is survived by her husband, Dean Lawrence of Lapeer; children, Glenda Welz of Waterford, Ron (Barb) Lawrence of Memphis, Randy (fianc , Luann Williams) Lawrence of Lapeer, Dorie (Margaret Nordgren) Lawrence of Bellville; grandchildren; Bill Welz, Diana (Paul) Brisson, Justin (Laura) Lawrence, Darren (fianc , Stephanie Fowler) Lawrence, Melissa, Kayla and Michele Lawrence; sister, Leona (Web) Clair of MO; as well as many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Bill Welz; th
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Jerry H. Stoner, 77, of Pierson, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters &amp; Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www. blisswitterspike.com and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. A complete obituary will be in Friday's paper. Bliss Witters Pike Funeral Home
Jim L. LeValley Davison Jim L. LeValley, age 75, of Davison passed away Wednesday (November 12, 2008). He was born April 17, 1933 in Columbiaville to James and Beatrice (MacNeven) LeValley, Sr. He married Ila Mae Walker on June 25, 1955 in Davison. Mr. LeValley was a Class of 1950 graduate of Lapeer High School. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Davison for many years. Jim was a big sports fan, enjoying the Red Wings, Tigers and especially U of M football. He also enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Ila Mae LeValley of Davison; daughter, Julie LeValley of Troy; sisters, MaryAnn (Bevin) Adams of Lapeer, Kathryn (Gene) Lawter of Columbiaville, in-laws, John (Pat) Walker, Shirley (Jack) Daniels, Richard (Peggy) Walker, Glen Walker, Jr.; several nieces and nephews; good friend, Gerald Miller; special nurse, Mary Spinney. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Donna Herfurth, Georgia Butler, George LeValley; nephews, Tom LeValley and Clarke A
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Joan Koomen, 67, of Beaverdam, went to be with her Lord unexpectedly on Sunday, November 16, 2008, at her home.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, in February of 2008; and a great-grandson, Jordyn Mc Daniel. Joan was a member of Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church.  She retired from Zeeland Public Schools Food Service and Transportation Service where she drove bus #33 for many years. She is survived by her children, Kristi and Richard Mc Daniel of Holland, Sheryl and Rick Woudwyk of Holland, Rick and Teresa Koomen of Zeeland, and Jodi Koomen of Zeeland; eight grandchildren;  five great-grandsons; sisters,  Donna Ritsema of Zeeland, Diane and Bob Damer of Cedar Springs; in-laws, Marvin and Marilyn Koomen of Zeeland, Agnes Koomen of Hudsonville.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church.  Reverend Tyler Wagenmaker will officiate.  Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.  Burial will be in Beaverdam Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church.  www.yntemafh.com
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John Howard Brink, 89, of Grand Rapids, formerly of East Saugatuck, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Breton Manor in Grand Rapids. Arrangements will be announced by the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St.   www.notierverleelangeland.com
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Johnie Cameron Myers, age 86, of Tecumseh passed away Nov. 16, 2008. Johnie was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., the son of Aaron Bible and Laura Jane (Estep) Myers. He married Norma Hughes on April 23, 1943, and she survives. Johnie was retired from Meyers Industries, Tecumseh. In addition to his wife, Norma, Johnie is survived by three daughters, Margaret Bates of Lancaster, Ohio, Ruth Curtis of Tecumseh and Pennie (Wayne) Mayes of Tecumseh; two sons, Joe (Diane) Myers of Lancaster, Ohio, and J.C. Myers and Dee Doroghazy of Onsted; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Bunting and Donna Snead; a great-grandson and two sons-in-law. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday Nov. 20, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Pastor Jeremy Godwin officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again on Thursday from 1 until 3 p.m. with the funeral service to immediately follow. A dinner in honor of Johnie will follow the service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.
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WILLARD, Ohio -- Joy (Nelson) Stoller, 73, of Willard, was called home by our Heavenly Father on Oct. 23, 2008, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Ashland.
Julia J. (Van Otteren) Smith, age 92, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr., Grandville. Relatives and friends may meet her family at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. A full obituary notice will be printed in Tuesday's paper. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com. Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf
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Justin Clark Smith, age 19, of Adrian, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born August 6, 1989, in Southfield, Mich., to Dennis and Michelle (Major) Smith. He was a Graduate of Sand Creek High School, Class of 2007. Justin was an auto detailer with the West End Car Wash. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, having bonfires at home, riding his dirt bike, hunting and biking. His favorite thing to do was to spend time with his brother, Jacob, his girlfriend, Tabby and his dog Shoney. Justin always walked into every room with a smile. In addition to his parents and his brother, Jacob, he is survived by his grandparents, Bernadette and Joseph Major of Adrian and Barbara Smith of Wayne, Mich.; and a great-grandmother, Rena Smith of Kentucky. Funeral services for Justin will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with the Reverend Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
KOESTER MAXWELL ANDREW
Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (at NW corner of Ryan). In state Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 2312 Greenfield Rd. (2 blocks N. of 11 Mile Rd.), Berkley. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Maxwell was a wonderful little boy who was instantly loved by everyone. He was a first-grader at Indian Hills Elementary School, Washington Township. Max loved football, dirt-bike riding, basketball, and all animals. We will all miss him more than words can say.
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Beloved wife of Charles Koshar. Loving sister of Gerry (Abe) Pasternak, Dear sister-in-law of Billie Nagler Survived by loving niece and nephews, Dr. Bill Nagler, Todd (Peggy) Nagler, Judy Pasternak, Drs. Steven (Nuchi) Scheiner, Rabbi Marty (Tammy Kornfeld) Pasternak and great nieces and nephew. Service Thursday 11:30 a.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL 248-543-1622. Interment Oakview Cemetery.
KUZDAK RAYMOND ROGER
Age 68, November 12, 2008. Beloved husband of Donna. Loving father of Glenn, Cheryl (Joe) Pawlik. Cherished grandfather of Chevy Pawlik. Brother of Richard (Carol) Kuzdak. Also eight nieces and nephews, and 16 great-nieces and nephews. Family will receive visitors Saturday, November 22 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 9 a.m. with Memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements by the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 313-271-0800. Donations to MS Society, 31311 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076.
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Kathryn E. Slingerland, age 87, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Fairview Living Centre in Centreville. She was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Clyde and Elizabeth (Miller) Jones. Kathryn was a resident of the Sturgis area most of her life. On May 20, 1950, in Sturgis, she married Allison “Al” Slingerland.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2000. She was a private executive secretary for Jack and Chuck Kirsch at the Kirsch Company for 31 years, retiring in 1981.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, and she enjoyed traveling all over the world. Surviving are: one son, Paul (Joanne) Roe III of Sturgis; granddaughter, Kathy (Thomas) Fean of South Bend, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Gregory, Tim, and Mary Fean of South Bend, Ind.; and a brother, Joseph Jones of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. The family will receive friends and relatives from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.  Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with The Rev. Sally Wicks, First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Her obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
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Kathryn L. Fuller, 83, of Coldwater, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Bronson with Pastor Terry Siler officiating. Kathryn was born Oct. 19, 1925 in Phillipsburg, Penn. to Phillip and Rosa (Winter) Dawson, Jr. She married William T. Fuller on June 24, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death in 1985. Kathryn lived most of her life in New Baltimore, returning to Coldwater in 2003. She worked at the former Branch County Federal Savings and Loans and Door Products in Burr Oak, eventually retiring from the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Bronson and the Literacy Council in New Baltimore, where she had taught others how to read. Kathryn enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, and most of all, spending time with her family. She is survived by her sons William (Gloria) Fuller, Jr. of New Baltimore, Donald (Tina) Fuller of Fairview, Michael (Mary) Fuller of Elgin, Ill., Douglas Fuller of Forrestville, Calif., her daughters Cecelia (Dan) McCarty of Coldwater, Patricia (Mark) Bouer of Gurneville, Calif., Lisa Fuller of Coldwater, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Kathryn was preceded in death by her sons Joseph Fuller and David Fuller, sister Alice Tawater and brother Phillip Dawson III. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.dutcherfh.com to leave a message in the family online guestbook.
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at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday from 1 until Funeral Service at 5 p.m.
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Friday 3 p.m. until time of 7:30 p.m. Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Killeen Memorial Park, Kelleen, TX. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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Age 87. November 4, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Robert M. (Edith). Loving grandmother of Mrs. Stacy Blosser (Braden). Memorial Service Saturday 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 20475 Sunningdale Pk., Grosse Pointe Woods. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home.
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Lawrence M. Haglund, 73, of Reading, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born Nov. 16, 1934 in Pennington County, Minn. He had been employed in the auto industry and had also worked in the curb and gutter business. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Hueston) Haglund, whom he married April 4, 1975, one daughter Loretta (Brad) Lane of Utah, one stepdaughter Arlene Ledbetter of Caledonia, four sons Michael (Estralita) Haglund of Minnesota, Darrell (Nadine) Haglund of Arizona, Jon Haglund and David Haglund both of Utah, three sisters Esther McFarland, Mable (Dean) Dagen, Dorothy Osse, one brother John (Shirley) Haglund all of Minnesota and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His parents and one son (Randy) preceded him in death. There will be no visitation or service.
Leon F. Eisel, age 74, died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor with his loving wife and devoted family by his side. He was born March 24, 1934 in Berkey, Ohio to Leo and Rosella (Miller) Eisel.
Leroy (Butch) Tyler Jr., 66, of Milan Township died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home. Arrangements by Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.
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BESSEMER, Mich. -- Lois Ann Tauer, 56, of Bessemer, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn., surrounded by her loving family.
• Lorraine Evelyn Schimke, 85, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 17. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....
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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.
Martin, Lowell Henry Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at the Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples, Florida. Age 78 years. Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published later in the Saginaw News.Arrangements by W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. www.casefuneralhome.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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WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Luella E. "Lolly" Olson, 90, of Wakefield, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Wakefield, surrounded by her family.
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departed suddenly on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Grant Hospital. Frankie was Past Master of the Samaritan Lodge #117 Prince Hall Mason of Columbus, Ohio. Frankie is predeceased by grandparents, Frenchie and Georgie Mae Morgan and Sam and Gladys Mackey; sister, Velecia Mackey; stepfather, Warren B. Turner. He is survived by two loving daughters, Sade Morgan and Sharkiya Lurry Mackey, parents Frank Morgan and Juanita Mackey-Turner; brother, Larry (La-Tonya) Morgan; sister, Aleatha Marie Morgan. Six nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2008 at James H. Coles Funeral Home and on Saturday at 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. at Ephesus International Ministries, 9941 Haze St., Detroit, MI. Bishop Walter Rushton Officiating. Interment Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery, 4280 E. 13 Mile Road, Warren, MI. Arrangements entrusted to James H. Cole Detroit, MI and Smith Mortuary, Columbus, OH, 614-447-9300
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Thursday 5-9 pm. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (corner of Romeo Plank). Entombment at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Expressions of Sympathy can be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
MARJORIE V. DANHAUSER SANDUSKY Marjorie V. Danhauser, age 86 of Sandusky, passed away November 13, 2008 in the Sanilac Medical Care Facility following a lengthy illness. She was born August 17, 1922 in Sandusky,MI, daughter to the late Allen and Sarah (Hendershot) Hall. Marjorie married Grant L. Burgett on April 2, 1944 in Oregon. They divorced in 1964. She then married Olin (Al) Danhauser January 17, 1967 in Grand Rapids, MI. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1980. Marjorie held several jobs through out her life and was a foster-grandparent at Maple Valley Elementary School in Sandusky, MI for several years. She loved gardening, her flowering and spending time with her family. She is survived by her son Richard G. (Barbara) Burgett of College Station,TX, daughter Dorene K. (Garth) Enders of Sandusky, MI, 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister Audrey VanNorman of Wyoming,MI, sister Patricia Boegner of Edwardsburg, MI, and several niecesand nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Olin Danhauser, brother Albert Hall, brother Robert Hall and sister Dorothy Wilson. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, MI. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 20,2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Rev. Colon Stover officiating. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday from 10 am to 11am at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky. Burial of cremains will follow the memorial service at the Zion Cemetery. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Sandusky, MI. (810) 648-2244, www.marshfuneral.com
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at the funeral home Thursday 1-9 p.m. Burial at Michigan Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers family requests memorials to the Mikey G. Markus Memorial Scholarship or Romulus High School. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.
Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Son, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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Age 90 of St. Clair Shores died November 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Clayton. Dear mother of Linda (Donald) Lassman, Peggy Hyek and the late Russell Miller. Mother-in-law of Darlene Miller and the late Dennis Hyek. Also survived by eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Visiting hours Friday 4-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 24600 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Bethel Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
MORROW GEORGE F JR
Age 88, November 10, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear father of Nancy (Michael) Leach and Ronald (Kathleen). Grandfather of Troy (Jenn), Todd (Holly), Tim, Scott and Carmin (Tim). Great-grandfather of Michael, Brooklynn and Roryann. Memorial visitation Saturday 12 noon until a 1 p.m. Memorial Service at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to American Heart.
GOINS, Margaret "Colleen" - Age 60, of Lennon, died Saturday, November 15, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. A service will be held 7 PM Monday, November 17, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E.Broad St., Linden with Rev. Jimmy Hibbard officiating. Visitation will be held 11-2 and 4 PM until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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Marilyn Jean Prichard, age 75, of Adrian died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Adrian to Charles H. and Hazel V. (Boyd) Prichard. Marilyn had worked at KFC and the Sterling Restaurant. She enjoyed crafts. Marilyn is survived by two brothers, Robert L. Prichard of Adrian, Jack Prichard of Toledo; two sisters, Joyce Prichard and Joanna (Dale) Wilson, all of Adrian. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services with burial of cremains will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Dave Morton officiating.     You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Marilyn Jean Prichard. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Mary Lucille Ross Columbiaville Mary Lucille (Cole) Ross of Columbiaville, went home to heaven on Friday (November 14, 2008). She was born to William E. Cole and Ada (Sischo) Cole on May 11, 1927. She married Dale W. Ross on May 20, 1950. Mary was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Words cannot express how deeply she will be missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Dale; daughters, Merilee (Gary) Williams of Columbiaville, Marica (Larry) Freeland of Fort Wayne, IN, Melody (Dennis) Patrick of Vinton, VA, Michele (Steve) MacGill of Naperville, IL; son, David (Ronda) Ross of Columbiaville, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sallie Bade, Kathy Lee. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ada Cole; sisters Marjorie Brewer and Barbara Dowling. Funeral Services were held Monday (November 17, 2008) at Richfield Church of the Nazarene, 7524 E. Mt. Morris Rd., Columbiaville.
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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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Mateja Alise Payne, age 10 months, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Three Rivers Health. Mateja was born Dec. 26, 2007, in Kalamazoo, a daughter of Robert and Lynn (Kern) Payne. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: her parents, Robert and Lyn Payne and two siblings, Austyn and Henrik Payne; maternal grandparents, Monte and Verylynne (Olson) Kern, Three Rivers; maternal great-grandmother, Ellen (Gittings) Kern, LaHarpe, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Frank and Clara (Nicolls) Payne, Sturgis; four aunts, Luellen (Daniel) Carr of Auburn, Kansas, Starr Payne of Quincy, Wendy Shenefield of Sturgis and Dawn Payne of Sturgis; an uncle, Monte Jr. (Chris) Kern, Three Rivers; and many, many cousins, great-aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until the time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Books officiating. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers. Memorial donations may be made to the family of Mateja Payne. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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NEMETH ALEC J SR
Age 86. November 14, 2008 of Ewing, Virginia, formerly of Taylor. Beloved husband of the late Stella. Loving father of Alec Jr. (Denise) and Janet Randlett. Also survived by five grandchildren and two brothers, Edward and John Nemeth. The family will greet friends at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton, Saturday 1 p.m. until a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Alec may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit the on-line guest book at www.martenson.com.
NEMETH ELIZABETH H
at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (Near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn. Thursday 1-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Saturday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. 9:30 a.m. In state until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Dearborn Animal Shelter would be greatly appreciated.
NEWSTEAD LORRAINE L
November 16, 2008. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Edward W. Loving mother of Linda L. (Gale) Hopkins, Gail A. (Dennis) Lee and Dean E. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. from the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). The family will receive visitors Saturday 12 noon until 2 p.m. service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
Nellie D. Grey, 85, of Gladwin, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland. She was born on Jan. 8, 1923 in Gladwin Township, the daughter of Stanley and Gertrude (Hetherington) Breault.
Nora M. Olver, 81, of Gladwin passed away Nov. 13, 2008 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre following a long illness.
O'NEILL PATTEN ANNE
Thursday November 20, 2008 3-8 pm. at the KEEHN FUNERAL HOME, Brighton (810-229-9871) with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial Friday, November 21, 2008 10:30 a.m from St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, MI 48116. Final visitation at church begins at 9:30 a.m.
Olga Victoria de Carvalho Heydt Housel, 59, passed away November 15, 2008 after a long, difficult battle with Bulbar ALS.
Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday, instate 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne Church, 32000 Mound (betwn. 13-14 Mile Rd.), until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
PATRICK W. DOYLE CROSWELL Patrick W. Doyle, age 69, of Croswell, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in MediLodge of Yale. He was born January 1, 1939 to the late Robert & Agnes (Responded) Doyle, Sr. He and Deloris Hoffman were married May 19, 1973 in Croswell. Patrick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked at RPI and Donovan's for 50 years. He was a member of the Croswell Lions Club for more than 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Deloris. Son, Kevin of Marlette and a daughter Kelly (Randy) Lame of Holt. A step son Allen Lazarus of Port Huron, Brothers Ray (Jean) of CO, Dennis (Betty) of East Tawas, Maitland (Margaret) of Lennon, and Norm (Cathy) of Croswell. Sisters Eleanor Richardson of New Baltimore, Loretta Donaldson of Ft. Gratiot, Evelyn (Jack) Jeske or CA, and Olive (Bob) Stein of Wadhams and seven Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Cliff, Robert, Jack, and Charles, and sisters Margaret Hoff, Veronica Doyle, and Donelda Miller. Funeral services were held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell with Elder Robert Hendry officiating. Inurnment will be in Croswell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Croswell Lions Club. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc.
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PIZZURRO PAUL J
Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Memorial donations can be made to the family or to Henry Ford Hospice. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
POKORSKI DAVID FELIX
Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a 7p.m. Vigil Service at the Warren Chapel of the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors. Inc. 22642 Ryan Rd. (1 block S. of 9 Mile) Mass of Christian Burial Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Mr. Polorski will lie in state from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
PTAK MARIE J
Born February 7, 1927 in Detroit, the daughter of Albert and Mary (nee Kane) Norman. She passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 with her family by her side. Marie was the beloved wife of Raymond R. Ptak of Redford for 36 years. Loving mother of Diane (nee:Savickas) (Michael) Mayr of Naperville, Illinois. Grandma of Robyn (Ryan) Burton, Suzanne and Christopher Mayr. Great-grandma of Tyra and Gia Burton, all of Naperville, Illinois. Marie was a 35-year member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Redford. She was preceded in death by her parents and only sister. Family will receive friends 4-9pm Thursday, Nov 20, 2008, with a 7pm Rosary at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth, Redford, MI 48239. Friday November 21, 2008, In-State 10:30am until 11:00am Funeral Mass at St. Robert Bellarmine 27201 W. Chicago, Redford, MI 48239. Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to the Michigan Humane Society. Please leave Marie's family a message at: www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
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Rogers, Paul Saline, MI Age 89, died Mon., Nov. 17, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A full obituary and memorial plans are forthcoming. Arrangements by Generations.
Pauline E. Reister, age 96, of Greenville passed away Wednesday Nov. 19, 2008 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Campus in East Grand Rapids.
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RAESE RONALD D
Friday 1-9p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate Saturday 10:00a.m. until 11:00a.m. funeral at Grosse Pointe Baptist Church, 21336 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for the children's college education fund. www.ahpeters.com
RAYMOND DUNSFORD MARLETTE Raymond Dunsford, age 98 passed away peacefully Friday, November 14, 2008 at Marlette Hospice Residence. He was born February 20, 1910 in Marlette, son of the late John and Minnie (Smith) Dunsford. Mr. Dunsford returned to Marlette in 2007 after residing in Nashville, Tennessee for 30 years. He graduated from Marlette High School in 1928 where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track. He married Eva Lambert on March 30, 1935 in Marlette. She preceded him in death April 13, 1976. Ray owned and operated Ray's Men's Wear in Marlette from 1950 until his retirement in 1976. After retiring he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he married Ruth Smith on January 9, 1977. Ray was a member of the First Church of Nazarene, Nashville, Tennessee, Marlette First United Methodist Church and also a member of the Gideon's International. He is survived by his wife Ruth of Marlette; two sons Paul (Florence) Dunsford of Marlette and Gary (Jean) Dunsford of Mt. Juliet, TN; granddaughters Darlene (David) Stone of Mattawan and Laura (Mark) Smith of Manchester, TN; grandsons Jeffrey (Tammy) Dunsford of Marlette, Lon Dunsford of Marlette and David (Heather) Dunsford of Smyrna, TN; and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Eva and brother Maurice Dunsford. Funeral services were held at the Marlette First United Methodist Church with Rev. Daniel Bowman and Rev. John Allan officiating. Burial was held at the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette. Memorials may be donated to the Gideon's International or United Hospice Service. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette www.marshfuneral.com
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Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Son, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community (Hayes Rd., just S. of 18 Mile) until Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
REID RICHARD B
of Stockbridge Age 58, passed away at his home on November 17, 2008. He was born the son of Richard M. and Arlene M. (Maas) Reid on January 11, 1950 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. On February 22, 1991 in Toledo, Ohio he married Deborah A. Reid, and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2007. Rick loved to listen to baseball games on the radio. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He also gave everyone nicknames and enjoyed going to the family cottage. He was also a leader on the Emergency Response Team at the Ford Motor Co. Rick is survived by his children, Richard B. (Felicia) Reid Jr. of Avon Lake, OH, Christopher Michael (Ashley) Reid of Westland, MI, Amy Denise (Todd) Caldwell of South Lyon, MI, Bobby J. Hubbard of Saline, MI, Breanna M. Reid and John M. Reid, both of Stockbridge. Also surviving is his sister, Denise A. Reid of AZ, along with his grandchildren, Christopher M. Reid Jr., Hailey L. Reid, Austin B. Reid, Kaitlyn Hubbard, Dominyk Hubbard, Zecheriah Hubbard, Melodie P. Reid, Brooklynn J. Reid, as well as one on the way. In addition to his wife, Rick was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Friday, November 21, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Michael A. Petroski officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family.
ROCHON HELEN M
Age 79 of Bradenton, FL (formerly of the Detroit Area), passed away Nov. 15, 2008. Born July 20, 1929 to John J. and Flora M. Heffernan in Detroit, MI. She married Robert L. Rochon in 1952. Helen was active with many church ministries and was an avid quilter, having made over 60 quilts. She is survived by her husband Robert, her 9 children and their 6 spouses, 18 grandchildren, 6 siblings and was proceeded in death by 1 sibling. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 10:30 am at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, MI. The family will receive visitors at the Goerge Chapel, Friday evening 6 to 9 pm with a rosary at 8 pm. Burial will follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to HOPE CLINIC, P.O. Box 980311, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-0311. For additional details please call the Osgood Funeral Home at 989-593-2484
Richard C. Koester, 82, of Monroe, died at 11:37 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
Richard C. Koester, 82, of Monroe, died at 11:37 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. In accordance with his wishes there will be no visitation or services, cremation has taken place.
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Robert VanOss, aged 83, of Holland, formerly of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dona Leisman VanOss.  He is survived by his children, Douglas and Evelyn   VanOss of Holland, Richard and Cheryl VanOss of Zeeland, Debra and Alex Rahgozar of Tampa, Florida, and William and Cathy VanOss of Sparta.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Julie and Ross Hunefeld, Jonathan VanOss, Robert VanOss, Katherine and Jeffery Welch, Sara Rahgozar, Michelle Rahgozar, Jessica      VanOss, and Wesley VanOss; as well as great-grandchild, Samuel Hunefeld.   Bob was well known in the West Michigan area as a gospel singer, having made two albums and singing solos at many churches, weddings, and funerals. He was also a member of the Stuart Noordyk Singers. He was a life-long member of Fifth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids where he sang in the choir for many years.  Upon moving to Holland in 2002 he became a member of First Reformed Church of Holland.   A memorial service will be  at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, at First Reformed Church in Holland.  Friends may visit with the family following the service.  Memorials may be made to Fifth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, First Reformed Church in Holland, or Resthaven Care Center in Holland.  For further information please visit www.lifestorynet.com.  Arrangements are by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Holland.
Ronnie Lee Grove, 56, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 of an apparent heart attack at his Mid Forest Lodge cabin in Roscommon County.
Rose (Nagy) Bertolotti, 52, of Monroe died this morning in her home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.
Rose B. Volz 1920-2008 Rose B. Volz, 88, Sebewaing, died Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Northwood Meadows Assisted Living Facility in Cass City under hospice care following a two year illness. She was born June 1, 1920 near Ubly, daughter of the late John and Bertha (Rothe) Schneider. She was united in marriage to Harlon H. Volz on March 30, 1940 in Pigeon. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2000. Rose was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and especially liked to pass the time playing bingo. She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband for many years. She is survived by one son, Wesley (Shirley) Volz, Unionville; one daughter, Diane (James) Jamieson, Cass City; five grandchildren, Stephanie and Lindsay Jamieson, Rita Papp, Roxanne Logan and James Volz; two great-granddaughters, Angela Papp and Abigail Logan; two great-grandsons, Justin Papp and Dylan Logan; three sisters, Matilda Gintner, Elkton,Lena McCallum, Sebewaing and Irene Partika, Ubly and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Volz; one sister, Regina Smith; stepsister, Mary (Reimann) Finkbeiner and stepbrother, Joe Reimann. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 17, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Rev. Michael Boyer officiated, with burial taking place in the Silverlawn Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Northwood Meadows or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
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Rose M. (Nagy) Bertolotti, age 52, of Monroe, MI passed away, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 2:56 AM in her home. She had been in poor health for several years.
LaPrairie, Roy L. Bay City, Michigan Mr. LaPrairie passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 at Brian's House. Age 89 years. Funeral services are being planned for Saturday and a complete obituary will be announced in Thursday's edition of the paper. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Ruth Geiman, 83, of Monroe died Tuesday in San Antonio, Texas. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.
Ruth H. Lucas, 79, of Carleton, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Nursing Center of Toledo. In accordance to her wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a family memorial service held at a later date.
SALTZ ELINOR MANDEL
Beloved wife of the late Leo M. Saltz. Dear mother of Dr. Daniella (Dani Katsir) Saltz and Dr. Glenn Saltz. Loving grandmother of Karen (Kennan Scott) Katsir Scott, Carmi Katsir, Jacob Saltz, Alexander Saltz, Hailly Katzir (Amir) Frankl. Proud great-grandmother of Mia and Yuval Frankl. Cherished sister of the late Edward (Rose) Mandel and Evelyn "Sweetie" (the late Charles) Solomon. Dear sister-in-law of the late Estelle (the late Phil) Hechtman, the late Ella (the late Will) Schechter. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other loving relatives, friends and devoted caregivers Eleanor Carden, Sherry Chungang and Helena Miller. SERVICES 1 P.M. THURSDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) on Friday 2-9 p.m. with the funeral service at 7:30 p.m. To share a memory, visit www.bcfh.com
STARK DONALD F
Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Mr. Stark worked for General Motors for 38 years, and also was an elder at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church. Online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
STARK ROBERT E
November 16, 2008. Age 81. Dearest brother of Mary Lou (Albert) Prouty, and the late Harold and Donald Stark. Also survived by two nephews and five nieces. Robert is predeceased by his parents John and Mary Stark and nephew John Stark. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel). Online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
SWEARENGIN NOVA L
November 18, 2008 of Northville, formerly of Redford Township. Loving sister of George (Carolyn), David (Diana) and Norma Quie (the late Dr. Wayne). Also survived by seven nieces, one nephew and many great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday, visiting 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia.
SZAREK FRANKETTA J
5-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 281 Enterprise Ct., Suite 200, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-0313. Share a memory at: www.sawyerfuller.com
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Sandra L. Emens, 68, of Waldron passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Coldwater, the daughter of Curtis and Mary Joan (Ferguson) Green Jr. She married Gilbert AJ Emens on May 21, 1960, in North Adams and he survives. Sandra was a lifelong farmer’s wife, previously employed at Hillsdale Medical Care Facility, Holiday Inn in Montpelier, Ohio. She graduated from Waldron High School, Class of 1958, Riggs Beauty School in 1959 and was a member of Pioneer United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, Bible School, was a Girl Scout leader and dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Surviving Sandra besides her husband, Gilbert are two daughters, Michaela (Lynn) Wirick of West Unity, Ohio and Patricia (Richard) Dahl of Beaver Dam, Wis.; two sons, Daniel Emens of Waldron and Gilbert AJ (Kathleen) Emens II of Camden; stepfather, Harold Dunn of Lake James, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services for Sandra will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson. Interment will follow in Prattville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation or Hillsdale Community Health Center. Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences at eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Sidney Armer, of Erie, died Monday in his home. Arrangements by the Erie location of Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home.
Skyler K. Moore, 12, of Central Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, in Boyne Valley Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan.
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Stella  L.  Creager, age 85, of Bronson, died late Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at her home.  She had been in failing health. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at St. Mary Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating.  Arrangements are by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson.
THOMPSON DOROTHY JEAN TRAMMELL
Age 84, November 13, 2008. Beloved mother of Judith Thompson-Barthwell, Norma J. Hollis, John L. Thompson and Michael J. Thompson. Member of several social organizations: Sophisticates, Girl Friends, Sorosis Literary and Art Club, Par Gals Golf Club, Links Inc., Delta Sigma Theta, Ramblers Bridge Club, Eight & Eight Bridge Club and Colts Pinochle Club. Family Hour and Funeral Thursday November 20 at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren, Detroit. Viewing at Thompson Funeral Home, 15443 Greenfield beginning Tuesday November 18 at 3:00 pm.
THOMPSON TANIAYA JANAY (AYERS)
daughter of Ann Thompson, died of natural causes on November 9, 2008. TaNaiya age 4½ years old, was born February 25, 2004 to Saretha Ayers. Funeral will be held at James H. Cole Home For Funerals, 2624 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, November 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. Family Hour at 10:30 a.m., viewing Wednesday November 19th after 5 p.m. and Thursday November 20th all day. Interment at Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens of Livonia. A luncheon will follow. Special thanks to Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Taishaann N. Moore, 11, of Central Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, in Boyne Valley Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan.
Tammy D. Zgurich, age 48 of Erie, died November 16, 2008 in her home.
Tammy Zgurich, 48, of Erie died Sunday in her home.
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OMA, Wis. -- Terry "Smister" Smith, of Oma, passed away on Nov. 15, 2008, in Oma.
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Thelma Geerlings, age 82, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 17, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her son, Jim Geerlings, in 2000; a daughter, Beverly, in 1969; and an infant son, Daniel, in 1962.   She was a member of Third Christian Reformed Church and the Zeeland Christian School Circle.  Thelma retired from Herman Miller where she worked for 25 years and did private catering for 20 years.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jason; children, Joanne Geerlings of Holland, Sally and Jerry Moore of Grand Rapids, Dr. Tim and Ruth Geerlings of Zeeland, Mike and Mary Geerlings of Hamilton, Linda and Brad Stephenson of Akron, OH, Lucy and Tom Harkema of Holland, Murry and Jef Flaherty of Zeeland, Norma and Jack Mc Donald of Cincinnati, OH; former daughter-in-law, Betsy Horrigan of Marne; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Ben and Dorothy Schrotenboer of Holland, John and Madelyn Schrotenboer of Zeeland, Anne Wabeke of Zeeland; brother and sisters-in-law, Julius Folkert of Hamilton, Marie and Adrian Blauwkamp of Zeeland, Gertrude Geerlings of Zeeland.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Third Christian Reformed Church with Reverend Eugene Los officiating.  Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at  Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.  Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Zeeland Christian School.  An online registry is available at www.yntemafh.com.
Timothy A. Gildersleeve, age 49, of South Rockwood, died Nov. 18, 2008.
JOHN SHERMAN TIPTON, 77, of Mancelona, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. Memorial services will be held Friday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m., at the Antrim Church of Christ in Mancelona. Arrangements have been handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
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Vivi S. Wolff, age 81, of Holland, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at Resthaven Care Center. Vivi was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and immigrated to Chicago in 1959 with her husband, Henning, and their two children, Soren and Annette.  Vivi and Henning's third child, Lisbeth, was born in Grayslake, IL.  She received her United States citizenship in 1969. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henning Alexander Wolff in 1987; and a brother, Jorgen Moller, in 1997 of Copenhagen, Denmark. Surviving are her children, Soren and Susan Wolff of Holland, Annette Schulz of  Bath, MI, and Lisbeth and Craig Stangohr of Aiken, SC; grandchildren, Chad and Sarah Wolff, Derek and Rhiannon Wolff, Erika Wolff, Terrence and Stacie Schulz, Jeffrey and Marisa Schulz, and Christopher Schulz; great-grandchildren, Ryanne Wolff, Teghan Wolff, and Alex Schulz. Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Waukegan, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Association of West Michigan. Arrangements are by  Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.
Beloved wife of the late Ernest Whiteman. Dear mother of Dr. Alan (Sharron) Whiteman and Ruth (Kenneth) Marsh. Loving grandmother of Michael, Andrew, and Lauren Whiteman, Matthew (Priscilla) Wrosch and Mitchell Wrosch. Proud great grandmother of Aviva Naomi Wrosch. Cherished aunt of Arlene and Douglas Pierce. SERVICES 11:30 THURSDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH ABRAHAM CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
November 14, 2008, age 81. Beloved wife of the late Porter E. Willey. Dear mother of Helen Bennett, Johnnie Willey, Darlene (Bob) Garrison and Danny (Christina) Willey; eleven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, November 22nd, 11 a.m. at Parkview Church of Christ, 3333 E. Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Ryan Rd), Warren, Steve Woodhouse, officiating. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of Henry Ford (envelopes available at the church). Arrangements entrusted to the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home. Please sign the family guest book at www.obarzanekfuneralhome.com.
Wayne Vollmers Fairgrove Wayne Vollmers age, 61, of Fairgrove, passed away Sunday (November, 16, 2008) at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He was born October 21, 1947 in Detroit to Robert John and Marion Frances Vollmers. Wayne was a 1966 graduate of Utica High School He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Ameritech (formerly Michigan Bell) after 30 years. He was a Past Commander at the Disco Old Settlers VFW Post #4659 in Utica, and he was a member of the Utica American Legion. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly (Mark) McGee of Unionville, Kristin (John) Boadway of Caro and Kassandra Vollmers of Imlay City; grandchildren, Karlene Vollmers, Katelyn McGee, Montana Vollmers, Paula Boadway, James Boadway and Collin Vollmers; sister, Kathleen (Alan) Sellstone of Utica; brothers, Mark (Judy) Vollmers of Romulus, Eugene (Michelle) Vollmers of Bristol, TN, James (Lisa) Vollmers of Dexter, Russell Vollmers of Utica and Robert (J
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Wendy Miles, age 51, of West Olive, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008, with her family surrounding her. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Price; and a brother, Robert Price. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend.  She is survived by her husband and best friend, Clifford; children, Robert Price and fiancé, Tracey Lewis of Holland, Jennifer and Darin Billot of Holland, Christina Carbary of Detroit, Corey Kessler of Caseville, MI; seven grandchildren, Brennan Price, Kaylynn Billot, Andrew Carbary and Alyssa Deason, Gabe, Noah and Ella Kessler; mother, Beverly McDonald of Warren; mother-in-law, Melvina Miles of Warren; many brothers- and sisters-in-law; nephews, nieces, cousins; and her two beloved pets, Rusty and Cosmo  The funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.
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William “Bill” Boyd Jr., 84, of 611 S. Townline, LaGrange, Ind., died Nov. 16, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, where services are at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Ind.
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William Neil Loop, age 71, of Sand Creek went to his Heavenly Home, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Toledo Hospital.  He was born March 13, 1937, in Morenci, Mich., to Henry W. and Gwendolyn I. (Fether) Loop. On Nov. 18, 1967, he married Sandra Cornell in Toledo, and she survives. William was a member of Bethany Assembly of God Church. He was a very loyal and avid Sand Creek Aggie Fan and devoted countless hours to the development and construction of the Sand Creek Athletic Facilities. He loved fishing and traveling, and he was an active outdoorsman. In addition to his wife, Sandra, he is survived by one son, Ryan Loop of Sand Creek; two daughters, Stacy Adams and her husband, Nathan, of Sand Creek and Sherae McMurphy and her husband, Edward, of Summerdale, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Jared, Jordan, Joshua, Faith, Jenna and Grace Adams; Jacob Loop and Tres, Madelyn and Henry McMurphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Josiah Adams, and a granddog, Rider. Funeral services for William will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Richard Clay officiating. Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sand Creek Athletic Boosters. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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William “Bill” Boyd Jr., 84, of LaGrange, Ind. died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Funeral services will be held at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind. on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Farnham of the LaGrange Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at the Ontario Cemetery in Ontario, Ind. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
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