Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 12/10/08





Age 90, December 7, 2008, of Grosse Pointe. Beloved husband of June Marks Anderman. Loving father of Milton (Diann), Marie (Andrew) Arlo, Richard (Denise) and the late William E. Anderman III. Dear grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Please sign William's online guest book at



Albert 'Woody' Alman Jr.

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Anna M. Fougerousse

Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:39 AM - Staff reports 

Anna M. Fougerousse, 87, of Reading, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at her home. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico on Oct. 12, 1921 and her mother was Anna Their. She was married Oct. 9, 1940 to William Fougerousse and he survives. Anna and Bill moved to the Hillsdale area in 1963, prior to that they resided in Dearborn. Anna was a member of the Army Air Force, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women at the church. Surviving besides her husband Bill of 68 years are two daughters, Donna (Guy) Hinman of Angola and Dianne (Paul) Sonnenberg of Austin, Texas; a son, David (Sharon) Fougerousse of Niles, Michigan; five grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. A mass of Christian burial for Anna Fougerousse will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Rev. Ioane Sigarara as celebrant. Interment will follow at King Lake Cemetery in Hillsdale. There will be a prayer vigil service at 6 p.m. Monday with visitation to follow until 8 p.m., at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to St. Anthony Church.To view this obituary and send condolences, visit  



Arthur L. Steinman 

Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services. 




Age 55 of Grosse Pointe Park, died December 9, 2008. Beloved husband of Julie. Cherished son of Harold and Frances. Loving brother of Christina (Chato) Hill and Jonathan. Brother-in-law of Paul Marsack. Son-in-law of Janet and Randy McLachlan. Nephew of Trudy. Uncle of Nicholas (Danya) Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Peter, Alexander, Joseph and Ethan. Grand-uncle of Mason. Rick was passionate about Michigan football, Tigers baseball, Red Wings hockey, and his loving group of friends and family. Memorial Service Thursday 2 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph, Ste. 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025




3 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy. / east of Evergreen and south of 10 Mile on southside service-drive). In lieu of flowers memorials to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street Detroit, MI 48207 will be accepted. On-line condolences and directions at




at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14 & 15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Angels Place, 25240 Lahser, Ste 2, Southfield, MI 48033. Obituary and condolences at




Thursday 2-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 20710 Colgate (south of Outer Drive, between Pelham and Monroe). Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society or Angela Hospice.




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Barbara Anne Rozanski April 10, 1962-Dec. 6, 2008

Barbara Anne Rozanski 46 years of Temperance, MI died Saturday December 6, 2008 in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.



Basil Ray "Hillbilly" Wilhite July 18, 1937-Dec. 7, 2008

Basil Ray "Hillbilly" Wilhite, 71 yrs, of Petersburg, died Sunday morning while under the care of 



Bernedine E. Gearig

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Bernedine E. Gearig, 87, of Pioneer, Ohio, formerly of Osseo, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Montpelier, Ohio. She was born March 10, 1921, in Hillsdale County, to Alberta and Fay Nettie (Edinger) Eagle. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1939. She married Wendell E. Gearig April 2, 1939, in Angola, Ind. and he preceded her in October 2004. She had worked at one time for H.S. Oppenheim Co., Pioneer then retired from Pioneer Transformer in 1983 after 25 years. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and a member of the Dorcas Circle through Lake View United Brethren in Christ Church. Survivors include one son, W. Allan (Mary) Gearig, Allegan; one daughter, Carolyn J. Nafziger, Pioneer; six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son-in-law, Mervin Nafziger in Sept. 2003; two brothers, Robert and Lawrence and two sisters, Florence Dyson and Freida Scharp. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lake View United Brethren in Christ Church, rural Camden, with Pastor Steve E. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ransom Township. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer. Memorials are suggested to Lake View United Brethren in Christ Church or the Gospel Barn, Hillsdale.



Betty Joan Park Lapeer Betty Joan Park, age 78, of Lapeer (formerly of Hazel Park) passed away Thursday (December 4, 2008). She was born August 31, 1930 in Harsen's Island to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Dunlap. She married Larry C. Park, her high school sweetheart, on December 28, 1950 in Hazel Park. Betty attended Hazel park Schools, graduating in 1948. Larry and Betty chose to live and work in Hazel Park. Betty was a Hazel Park School bus driver for 10 years, retiring in 1991. Betty loved her Lord and Savoir, Jesus Christ, and served him faithfully, daily with Bible study and by avoiding any lime light, her bottom line was to serve the Lord and service to others. Upon retirement, they moved to Lapeer, joining the families of their three youngest children, enjoying the Thumb Area. She is survived by her husband, Larry of Lapeer; children, Mrs. Kitty (Phillip) McMillen, Mr. Russ (Sandy) Park, Mrs. Micky (Ed) DeLange, Mr. Marty (Linda) Park, Mrs. Mindy (Kelly) Williams; 17 gra

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Bon C. Okay

Monday, December 8, 2008 8:14 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Bon C. Okay, 20, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Dec. 6, 2008, in Battle Creek. Relatives and friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cremation will follow the service.  




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"BOB" Age 83. December 6, 2008. Beloved husband of Shirley. Dear father of James (Lynne). Grandfather of Christopher, Leigh-Ann, and Blair. Memorial visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack at Torrey, Grosse Pointe Woods (48236). Memorials to the Church or American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 appreciated.




Friday 3 p.m. until time of Funeral service at 8 p.m., at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Memorial donations appreciated to Beaumont Hospice, 1200 Stephenson Hwy., Troy, Michigan 48083. Share memories at



Caroline "Carrie" E. Gaiera

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



Catherine S. Payeur

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Catherine S. Payeur, age 96, of Blissfield, formerly of Adrian and Ann Arbor, died at home on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. She was born June 12, 1912, in Adrian, to Frank and Anna (Habrick) Schwab. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School.  On June 12, 1941, she married Alfred Payeur of Ann Arbor. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1999.  Catherine and Alfred were founding members of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Ann Arbor, where they raised their family. In addition, Catherine was a founding member of the St. Joseph Fraternity of the Chapter of Secular Franciscans, a group who shared her strong faith in the Lord that sustained her throughout her life. Catherine is survived by a son, David Payeur and his wife, Jeanne, of Lancaster, Pa.; four daughters, Rosemary Kleinheinz and her husband, Thomas, of Madison, Wis., Virginia Payeur of Redwood City, Calif., Margaret Mather and her husband, Martin, of Germantown, Ohio, and Jane Kelley and her husband, Randy, of Blissfield; a brother, William Schwab, a sister, Margaret Robinette, and a sister-in-law, Clara Schwab, all of Adrian. Catherine was also blessed with eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Alfred, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Alvin and Wilfred Schwab; and two sisters, baby Mary Ann and Helen Dibble. In the later years of her life, Catherine lived in comfort with her daughter, Jane, and son-in-law, Randy. They were supported by so many including Sue, Delora, Fran, Mary and Simona. The family wishes to recognize the loving kindness of her caregivers and the entire Hospice of Lenawee team. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adrian where Catherine was baptized, confirmed and married. Fr. Tom Helfrich, her spiritual advisor, will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. There will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Catherine’s ashes will be placed with her husband’s in the St. Francis Memorial Garden at a later date. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Church in Ann Arbor or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.



Charles Welke

Charles Welke, 83, of Beaverton passed away Nov. 10, 2008 at the Battle Creek Veterans Facility. 



Chester Cestkowski

Monday, December 8, 2008 1:02 PM 

BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. -- Chester Cestkowski, 80, of Bruce Crossing, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Long Term Care Unit. 



Clare J. Slank

Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:42 AM - Staff reports 

Clare J. Slank, 83, of Hillsdale, and former Detroit and Litchfield area resident, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at the McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility of the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  She was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Detroit to Joseph and Katherine (Jastremski) Crumb and was a school teacher in the Detroit area. Clare was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, a teacher’s aide at the Litchfield Community Schools, as well as a substitute teacher there for several years. In 1947, she married Norbert Slank and he preceded her in death in 1998. She is survived by a daughter, Noreen Slank, Huntington Woods; sons Norbert C. (Carol) Slank, Livonia and Thomas Slank, Clinton; a sister, Joan Mueller,  Hillsdale; a  brother, Leon Crumb, Douglas and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday,at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hillsdale, with the Rev. Ioanne Sigarara officiating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield, with Vigil Service at 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield District Library Building Fund.  



Clifford Roy Wilcox Lapeer Clifford Roy Wilcox, age 76, of Lapeer (formerly of Brown City) passed away Sunday (December 7, 2008) peacefully at home. He was born September 26, 1932 in Brown City to Earl and Talatha (Keesler) Wilcox. He married Janet Firman on June 29, 1957 in Imlay City, Rev. Balfour officiated, Cliff and Janet lived in Lapeer for over 47 years. Cliff graduated from Brown City High School in 1951 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952. After serving in Japan, he was honorably discharged in 1956. He then served in the Air Force Reserves until 1960. Cliff was a lifelong member of the North Branch American Legion Post #457 and the Lapeer Fraternal Order of Eagles #2427. He enjoyed fishing, sporting events, traveling with Janet, and spending the winters in Hawaii and Florida Cliff was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janet Wilcox of Lapeer; children, Cathy (Stanley) Hutchings-Hoffman

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Dale Graves Dec. 2, 2008

Dale Graves, age 45, of Louisville, TN, son of the late Marion G. and Lura Atkins Graves, passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at Park West Hospital.



Daniel Ray Newsom

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:52 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Daniel Newsom, 32, of Traverse City passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at home. He was born on April 25, 1976, in Jackson, Mich., the son of Lonzy and Susan (Keirns) Newsom Jr.  Survivors include his fiancee, Roxanne Tolar of Traverse City; his mother, Susan Newsom and Larry Olney of Morenci; three brothers, Dennis Travioli and JoAnn Arnold of Riverview, Fla., Thomas Travioli and Mandy Farmer of Columbia, Tenn., and Timothy (Melissa) Newsom of West Unity, Ohio; a sister, April (Jack) Polly of Springport, Mich.; maternal grandfather, Ray Keirns and Mary of Michigan Center; and several nieces and nephews. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Lonzy Newsom Jr.; grandparents, Ruth Keirns and Glen and Leota Olney; uncle, Jimmy Newsom; and nephew, Dominic Travioli. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with the Rev. James Yatzek officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Jackson, Mich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the HOPE Center in Adrian.



Dewey Wilson

Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Dewey Wilson, 96, of LaGrange, Ind. and formerly of Howe, Ind. died  Dec. 6, 2008, at Parkview LaGragne Hospital, LaGrange, Ind.       A Graveside service will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Orland, Ind. on Tuesday Dec. 9, 2008, at 10 a.m. Arrangements were handled by the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.



Donald William Scott Lapeer Donald William Scott, age 90, of Lapeer (formerly of North Branch) passed away Friday (December 5, 2008). He was born March 21, 1918 in North Branch to William and Mary Jane (Duperow) Scott. He married Alice Margaret on June 7, 1942 in Flint. Don worked 38 years at the Lapeer County Road Commission. He retired in 1976 as the Road Commission's superintendent. Don was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellow Lodge in Lapeer. Don loved hunting, fishing and traveling. He is survived by his son, Roland Scott of North Branch; grandsons, Joel (Maureen) Scott of Rochester Hills, John Scott of Grand Rapids, and Jeff Scott of New York, NY; and sister, Dorothy Annibal. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Scott; parents, William and Mary Scott; sisters, Beatrice Manley and Melita Taylor; and his hunting and fishing buddies, Eddie Rogers and Ollie Annibal. Memorial contributions may be made to Marlette United Hospi

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Doris M. Harris Lapeer Doris M. Harris (Bunce) age 90 of Lapeer (formerly of Oxford) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday (December 3, 2008). She was born in Stitsville, MI, October 13, 1918 to (the late) Willis and Myrtle (Kronkrite) Bunce. Doris married (the late) Russell W. Harris on June 21, 1936 in Houghton Lake, MI. Together they had six children. She worked for Syncro in Oxford for 21 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting and playing the piano in her younger years. In the later days she enjoyed watching her television game shows with Buddy "the dog" sitting on her lap and visiting with friends and family. She is survived by her sons, Lawrence (Beth) Harris and Barry (Armeda) Harris; daughter, Vonna (Warren) Neff; 21 grandchildren and many great as well as great-great grandchildren; brother, Cleatus (Kathy) Bunce; numerous friends and family whom loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry Harris, Wesley (Joan) Harris,

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Dorothy Mary (Drewyor) Blanchard

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:02 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Dorothy Mary (Drewyor) Blanchard went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family and companion, Dec. 5, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospice House. She was 84.  Mrs. Blanchard was born March 3, 1924, in Tecumseh, Mich., to Clyde and Mary Drewyor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne.   She majored in Business at Adrian College in Michigan and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the women’s basketball team. She married her childhood neighbor in 1948 and moved to Macon, Mich., where they established a hog farming operation called Macon Bacon. In addition to working as office manager for 25 years for Dr. George Burkhardt, she also was the co-owner of Teddy Bear Express and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, the Legion Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women’s Group, and Herrick Hospital Auxiliary. In 1996 she and her husband moved to Zelienople, Pa., where she continued to enjoy entertaining, volunteering and bible studies. In 2006, she received The President’s Volunteer Service Award for her many hours at Vincentian Regency and Passavant Retirement Center. She assisted her daughter with The Gathering Place until her illness in 2006 and was a member of Park United Presbyterian Church in Zelienople. Dorothy will be affectionately remembered for her love of family and friends, care giving, and generous spirit. An avid lover of all sports, she was also talented as a china painter, pianist, and cook.  She was blessed to be a 13-year breast cancer survivor and courageously endured kidney dialysis until choosing to discontinue in October. Her unending generosity and fun loving spirit will be cherished by all who knew her.  Dorothy is survived by her devoted companion, Roger Carothers of Zelienople; a daughter, Debbie (Robert) Busteed of Wexford, Pa.; one son, Kevin Blanchard of Lambertville, Mich.; grandchildren, Brandon (Deanna) Busteed of Sherborn, Mass., Keely (Spencer) Singer of Chicago Ill., Dawson and Morgan Blanchard, and two nieces.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at First Baptist Church, 5290 Milwaukee Road, Tecumseh, Mich. The family requests that donations in her memory be made to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090 or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at



Dorothy N. Flewelling Columbiaville Dorothy N. Flewelling, age 77, of Columbiaville passed away Tuesday (December 2, 2008). Dorothy retired from St. Joes - Flint after working many years as a Nurses Aid. She had also been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lapeer. She is survived by her husband, Frank Flewelling; son, Bruce Trenaman; 2 brothers; 2 sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmit and Beatrice; and her son, Dwight Trenaman. Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer. To share an online condolence visit

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EDNA A. KRUEGER HARBOR BEACH Edna a. Krueger, age 76, of Harbor Beach passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on May 17, 1932 in Harbor Beach to the late William & Agnes (Lorkowski) Essenmacher. Edna and David Krueger were united in marriage on May 12, 1956 in Harbor Beach. Edna was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed walking, working with her flowers and cooking. She is survived by her husband David of Harbor Beach, by her children; Connie Twaro and her husband Tom of Freeland, David Krueger and his wife Cheryl of Harbor Beach, Deanna Krueger of Chicago, Daniel Krueger and his wife Tonya of Marlette, Beth Masters of Hemlock. two sisters; Verna Wood of Harbor Beach, and Eleanor Geiger, 8 grandchildren; Melissa, Chad, Jayce, Alysse, Angie, Heather Shaina, and Michael, 3 great grandchildren; Alexander, Allie and Isabelle. Funeral mass for Edna was held at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements made by Ramsey Funeral Home, Inc., 425 State Street, Harbor Beach, MI 48441, (989) 479-3407.

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to be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the O.H. Pye, III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Road, Detroit, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Family Hour is Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. and Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 26275 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI.



Earl A. Stephens Earl A. Stephens, age 85, (formerly of Dryden) passed away Wednesday (December 3, 2008). He was born October 21, 1923 the son of Jabez and Clara (Sjoholm) Stephens in Ishpeming, MI. He married Rosemae Choinard October 13, 1951 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Detroit. Mr. Stephens proudly served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during WWII before an honorable discharge. Mr. Stephens was very active member at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. He served in many roles including alter boy, usher, orator, and Minister of Eucharist. He loved working the garden and woodworking and was always busy doing something. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the hospice staff at Beaumont Royal Oak. He is survived by his wife, Rosemae; children, Karen (Gary) Fowler of Mississauga, Ontario, Susan (Donald) Dickison of St. Lazare, Quebec, Nancy (Denis) Gobeil of Hudson, Quebec and David (Mary Anne) Stephe

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Earl Howard Linder Mayville Earl Howard Linder, age 88, of Mayville died Thursday (December 4, 2008) at home. Earl was born May 30, 1920 in Alliance, OH. to Eli and Lizzie (Schmucker) Linder. He married Nannie S. (Gnagey) of Pigeon on March 15, 1947. He enjoyed reading and sharing his new found knowledge with his friends and family. He is survived his sons, Robert Earl (Elaine Marie) of Mt. Joy, PA., Dale Howard of Silverwood, Dennis Jay (Summer Sheri) of Dexter, Jonathan Ray (Debra Lynn) of Pinkney, and Dwight Alfred (Lori Ann) of Silverwood, daughters, Faith Marie Esch of Dexter, Janet Irene Foster of Oxford, and Charity Sue Linder of Orion; 14 grandchildren; sister, Luella, of North Canton, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie; son-in-law, Ronald Foster; sisters: Helen, Margaret, Ada Yoder, Eva, Lena, and Jean; brothers, Ervin, Ray, Leonard, and Curtis Linder. Suggested memorials may be made to Pineview Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Mond, . . . Detailed View 



Ellen Nettnay Attica Ellen Nettnay, age 83, of Attica, passed away Thursday (December 4, 2008) at Marlette United Hospice She was born Ellen Marie Roy on September 5, 1925. She married Max Nettnay on February 26, 1956 in Lapeer. Ellen was a member of Attica United Methodist Church. She enjoyed rug weaving. She had worked at Nettnay General Store from, 1968-1978. Ellen was a cook for Casa Maria, and she cooked for fraternity at Michigan State University for 4 years. She also cooked for lunchwagon and at auctions. She is survived by her husband, Max LeRoy Nettnay of Attica; sons, Paul (Diane) Godo of North Branch, Kent (Barbara) Nettnay of Batesville, IN, Wayne Nettnay of North Attleboro, Mass, and David (Christine) Godo of TX; daughter, Nancy (Paul) Satwicz of Newton, Mass; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Robert Roy of Attica. She was preceded in death by brothers, Cliff Roy, Jack Roy, and Harold Roy; sister, Marion Atchley and her first husband Louis Godo. A

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Eric Ivor Hoffman Lapeer Eric Ivor Hoffman, age 49, of Lapeer passed away peacefully Saturday (December 6, 2008) surrounded by a loving circle of family and friends. He was born July 12, 1959 to Cassie and Jerry Hoffman of Alanson, Michigan. He married Marcia (Kuebler) Hoffman July 1980. In 2007 he became a grandfather to the light of his life, Jack Thompson. Eric was an avid fisherman and was very involved in the lives of his children. He found true happiness by spending time with his family and friends. Eric worked in the tool and die industry for 29 years. The past several years were spent working as a Floor Leader Machinist for T & C Tool and Sales, Inc., where he was affectionately known as E.H. Commander. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Hoffman of Lapeer; children, Amber (Jeremy) Thompson and Aaron Hoffman; grandchild, Jack Thompson; brothers, Kurt (Patricia) Hoffman, Karl (Pam) Hoffman; sisters, Bambi (Cal) Whitaker, Margaret Hoffman; father and mother-in-la

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Esmeralda Aguilera, 31

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:41 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Esmeralda Aguilera, 31, of Holland, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Sinai Assembly of God, 553 Central Ave. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12, at Sinai Assembly of God. Arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Inc., Mulder Chapel.  



Evelyn B. Hopping

Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:21 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Evelyn B. Hopping, former resident of Frankenmuth and Sturgis, Mich., beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Dec. 5, 2008, at Clare-Bridge Cottage in Saginaw with her family by her side. Age 89 years, Evelyn M. Brueker was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She was married to Donald J. Hopping on June 7, 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2000. Evelyn was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. She graduated from Ft. Wayne Institute of Business and later retired from Sturgis Public Schools. Surviving are one son, William (Cynthia )Hopping of Augusta, Ky.; one daughter, Janet (Gerry)Gaeth of Frankenmuth; two grandchildren, Bryan (Lisa)Hopping, Kentucky, and Elena Hopping of Washington, DC; two great-grandchildren, Ty and Evelyn Hopping. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Bueker. A special thank you to the caregivers at Clare-Bridge Cottage. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. Private burial will take place in Oaklawn Cemetery in Sturgis, Mich. Evelyn’s family will receive visitors a the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may want to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association of Hospice of Hope.  



Evon M. Poore

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:04 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Evon M. Poore, age 82, died Dec. 6, 2008, under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. Evon was born July 29, 1926, in Haleyville, Ala., to Alfred and Bertha (Percell) Cole. On June 27, 1942, she married Price Travis Poore in Haleyville, Ala. Evon was employed by Faraday, Inc. in Tecumseh for 28 years, retiring in 1982. She attended the Church of the Good Shepherd in Adrian. Evon’s family and friends have missed her warm smiles and kind words for the last eight years, having lost them to Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Evon was a life-long gardener with both vegetable and flower gardens flourishing under her care. Many hours were spent snapping beans and drinking sweet tea on the back porch with family, friends and neighbors. Evon is survived by two sons, Travis Earl Poore of Adrian and Gary E. Poore and his wife, Mary, also of Adrian; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Evon was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Price; four brothers, Jesse Cole, Junior Cole, Herman Cole and Wilburn Cole; three sisters, Elsie Cleveland, Mae Cole and Mary Cole. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Michael Goble officiating. Burial will be in East Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Meals on Wheels of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.




Died on December 5, 2008. Beloved mother of Joshua Fairbrother, dear sister of Hope Hoffman, loving aunt of Melissa Koos (Gregory) and Kristin Cowper (John). Also survived by four great nieces. Funeral serivce on Wednesday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard. Memorial contributions may be made to Services for Older Citizens (SOC), 17150 Waterloo, Grosse Pointe City, MI, 48230.




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Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. with a wake, prayer service, Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1½ blocks W. of Woodward). Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with in state at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Ferndale, MI.




in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mt. Clemens, Thursday 3-8 p.m. Contributions to First United Church or charity of choice. Share memories with the family at 




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at the funeral home, Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions in honor of Albert's life may be made to Penrickton Center for the Blind. Please visit online guest book at 



Fern L. Prentice

Fern L. Prentice, 75, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in Gladwin. 



Florence Slot, 94

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:33 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Florence Slot, 94, of Holland, formerly of Grand Rapids, went home to glory Monday, December 8, 2008.  Florence was born November 5, 1914 in Grand Rapids to Henry and Catherine Dettling.  Florence married Nelson E. Slot on July 1, 1937.  The Slots were longtime members of Seventh Reformed Church of Grand Rapids.  Florence moved to Royal Park in 1997 and became a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Holland.  Nelson preceded her in death in 1997.  Mrs. Slot is survived by her daughters, Judy and John Spoelhof of Holland, and Marilyn and Keith Louwenaar of Sparks, NV; six grandchildren, Scott and Jan Spoelhof, Steve and Valerie Spoelhof, Craig and Wendy Spoelhof, Chris and Misty Spoelhof, Evan and Dawn Louwenaar, and Kirstin and Jeff Filliez; fourteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral services are 12:00 noon Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland.  The Rev. Kenneth Klett will officiate.  Visitation is 10:00–11:45 a.m. Saturday prior to the  service at the funeral home.  Burial is in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Christian Schools Foundation. Florence’s family is grateful to Pastors Thomas Vanden Heuvel, Kenneth Klett and all of Covenant Presbyterian Church for their many visits and prayers.  Caregivers and friends, Jeanne DeWys and Sonja Garvelink for their interest and love, and to the loving, compassionate caregivers at Resthaven’s Boersma Cottage for being the hands and feet of Christ to Florence in her final earthly days.     



Frank J. Pieper, Jr. 

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



Frank X. Peplinski 1919-2008 Frank X. Peplinski Sr., 89, Ubly, passed away Friday evening, December 5, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center Cooper of Saginaw. Frank was born on August 25, 1919 in Tyre to the late John and Joanna (Glaza) Peplinski. He married Lillian Fisher on August 26, 1939 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. He attended Ubly High School. He was employed for 30 years at Nestle Milk Company in Ubly and then retired from the Huron County Court House Maintenance Department after 14 years. Frank was a Ubly School bus driver for many years. He was also a former Ubly School Board member and trustee. He was a volunteer firefighter for Bingham Township for 30 years. Frank was an original member of the Ubly Fox Hunters. He was one of the founders and former coach of the Ubly Little League. Frank was a lifelong parishioner at St. John Catholic Church in Ubly where he was a former usher. He was a member of the Bad Axe Knights of Columbus Council # 1546. He bowled on the Nestle's Traveling Bowling League for 30 years. Frank was an avid sportsman and supported all of the Ubly athletic teams. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing cards, especially euchre and hunting deer. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lillian, Ubly; two sons, Frank (Georgia) Peplinski Jr., Ubly and Mike (Sandy) Peplinski, Cass City; two daughters, Patricia Smith, Ubly and Barbara (Leonard) Partaka, Stafford, Va; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter; four brothers and two sisters. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at St. John Catholic Church in Ubly. Rev. Patrick O'Connor, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Essexville, officiated, with burial taking place in the St. John cemetery in Ubly in the spring. Memorials are requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly.

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Age 58, died peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy illness. Husband of Marlene. Devoted father of Kathleen. Dave was a retired Detroit Police Officer. He retired to Port Richey, Florida. He leaves behind brothers Daniel (Terri) and Doug (Dona) and sisters Caroline (Phil) and MaryAnne (Rob), with several nieces and nephews. We will miss you brother. Funeral services occurred in Florida on Monday, December 8, 2008. E-mails may be sent to or




Age 74 of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, Tennessee. Passed away peacefully in his home on December 6, 2008. Graduate of the University of Detroit and Chadsey High School. Loving husband of Barbara (Petrusa). Proud father of Bernard Jr. (Kathy), Mary Muller, Bill (Mary Margaret), and Christa. Devoted grandfather of Eric, Alexandra, Evan, Alyssa, Grace, and Clare. Bernie was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1580 St. Thomas Way, Lenoir City, TN 37772. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Northville, MI, Saturday, December 13th at 10 a.m.



Genevieve Ferris, 90

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:44 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Genevieve Ferris, 90, of Holland, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. Arrangements will be announced by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes.



Gerald Allen Welsh

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:03 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gerald Allen Welsh, age 58, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1950, in Adrian, to Ralph and Ruth (White) Welsh. He married Crystal Lee Wilcox on April 17, 1971, in Tecumseh, and she survives. Gerald was employed with Merillat Industries for 36 years, retiring in October of 2008. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jason Paul Welsh and his wife, Megan Elizabeth, of Jackson; three brothers, Raymond Welsh and his wife, Sharon, of Onsted, Norman Welsh and his wife, JoAnn, of Adrian and Terry Welsh of Blissfield; an aunt, Rea Edgar of Morenci; a sister-in-law, Barbara Welsh of Morenci, and a former sister-in-law, Becky Welsh of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Douglas Wilcox and his wife, Diane, of Tecumseh; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Faye McKinstry officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Jason Welsh. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.



Gerald Antor

Gerald A. Antor, aged 87, passed away Saturday afternoon. Complete obituary in the Monday Press or visit Heritage Funeral Home



Gladys Brower, 73

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gladys Brower, 73, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at her home. Gladys was born July 27, 1935 in Overisel Township to Marvin and Gertrude Klingenberg.  Gladys worked for the Hamilton Farm Bureau candling eggs, and eventually married Donald Brower and raised a family.  Gladys worked many years for the Hamilton Public School District before retiring.  Gladys was a member of Hamilton Reformed Church.  She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald Brower; her children,  Doug Brower of Hamilton, Lori Brower of Hamilton, Lonna and Allan Blaske of Grand Ledge; two grandchildren, Claire and Lauren Blaske; her siblings, Jay and Judy Klingenberg, Lavern and Doris Klingenberg, Mary and Ken De Graaf, Ruth Vander Ark; her brother and sisters in-law, Irene “Bunny” Slotman, Wayne and Belva Brower; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at Hamilton Reformed Church, 3664 Lincoln Rd., Hamilton.  The Rev. Tom Dekker will officiate. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute or Hospice of Holland. Arrangements are by the Hamilton Chapel, Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Home.  



Glen L. Denning

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Glen L. Denning, 89, of Coldwater, formerly of Moscow, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at Bronson Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at Moscow Plains Cemetery in Moscow. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements by the Gillespie Funeral Home, Coldwater. Visit to leave a message or condolences to the family.



Glenn G. Weil Lapeer Glenn G. Weil, age 84, of Lapeer went to be with the Lord Monday (December 1, 2008). He passed away in the early morning hours and was surrounded by family at that time. Mr. Weil was a fighter pilot during WWII and served on the Detroit Police force for almost forty years, at which time he went to the North Branch Police as Chief, until he retired a second time in 1989, after 16 additional years of service. Mr. Weil was a loving grandfather and great grandfather who left his family with many memories. He was close to his children and grandchildren from the early years with his own children to the latter days with his grand and great grandchildren. Mr. Weil was actively involved in the ministries of several Baptist and Lutheran churches throughout his life. He is deeply loved and will be fondly remembered and missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Weil of Lapeer; daughter, Glenda (David) Bossenberger of Lapeer; son, Kirk W

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Glenn T. Morgan Dec. 8, 2008

Glenn T. Morgan, 90, of Monroe died at 2:55 p.m. Monday at his home. Arrangements pending at Bacarella Funeral Home. 



Glovis Hunter

HUNTER, Glovis M. - Age 78, of Mundy Twp./Fenton, died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St. with Fr. Bosco Padamattummal, celebrant. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held 12-9 PM Monday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton where a rosary will be prayed at 7 PM. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituary page of



Gregory Charles Henley Sarasota, FL Gregory Charles Henley, 58, of Sarasota, FL (formerly of Lapeer) passed away suddenly Wednesday (December 3, 2008). He was born September 14, 1950 in Lapeer to Douglas and Barbara (Stiles) Henley. Greg graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1968. Shortly after school, Greg became a minor league baseball umpire - a career Greg loved dearly. Continuing with his love of sports, Greg also worked for the Washington Redskin as a pro scout. Most recently, Greg worked in real estate in the Sarasota area. He is survived by his daughter, Kerry (Steve) Canto of Irvine, CA,; grandchildren, Reagan and Danica; mother, Barbara (Harold) Henley-Kingsbury of Lapeer; siblings, Shelley (Jim) Federick of Colorado Springs, CO, Todd Henley of Lapeer, Tim (Jill) Henley of Clarkston, Lisa (Nathan) Petrie of Lapeer, and Colleen (Kevin) Golden of Altadena, CA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Greg was dearly loved by family and friends, and wil

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Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Thursday 7 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 44633 Utica Rd. until Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at




Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Anastasia Church, 4571 John R. (between 17 and 18 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at




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Harriet Jo-Ann (Carter) Parish

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:53 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Oct. 16, 1934 — Dec. 9, 2008 Harriet Jo-Ann (Carter) Parish, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at her home surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Bixby Hospital to Blanche and Donald Carter. She grew up and attended Adrian Public Schools, graduated from Adrian High School in 1952 and went on to attend Adrian College.  Harriet Parish was the Owner and the Head Teacher of Good News Christian Day Care Center for 12 years. She taught and cared for many children of working families throughout the Lenawee County area. Prior to owning the day care center, she worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Garfield Elementary; worked with the youth at the Maurice Spear Campus Youth Center and worked with the young girls at the Girls Training Center. Her love for education and children remained with her throughout her life. Harriet Parish also had a strong Prison Ministry and preached at several local churches. She also performed weddings and funerals for families in Lenawee County. She was also a former member of the local Christian Womens’ Group, “Women A-Glow.” Harriet was an active member of her community. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Parish, and together they raised four children, Debra (Parish) Spann of Chicago, Ill., Gregory Parish of Adrian, Scott Parish of Adrian and Robin Parish of Adrian. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Dawn Spann-Pierre of Ft Lauderdale, Fla., Rosalynn (Nikky) Parish of Adrian, Lamar Parish of Adrian, Jennifer Parish of Cleveland, Ohio, Ashley (Parish) Mirelez of South Carolina, Joshua Donald of Adrian, Misha (Donald) Walker of Adrian, DeShawn Parish of Adrian, Ryleigh Parish of Adrian, Tyler Scott Parish of Jackson, Michael Anthony Powell of Austin, Texas, Scott Torres Parish of Onsted, Nyashia Torres of Onsted, Chris Torres of Onsted, Joshua Torres of Adrian. Harriet Parish is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Denise Cayard-Spann, Daishon Spann-Shabazz, Dominique Spann-Shabazz, Destyni Spann-Shabazz, Qyrah Spann-Pierre, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Jurell Parish, Laci Sager, Lexi Sager, all of Adrian; Dorian Bakewell, Simone Bakewell, Ethan Stewart, all of Cleveland, Ohio; Adriana Mirelez of South Carolina; Iverson Rojo, Braden Donald, both of Adrian; Marcel Parish, Tyra Parish, Nevaeh Parish, Jada Parish, all of Adrian; Ashante Tindall, Javen Carr, Lyric Walker, all of Adrian. She is survived by her three sisters, Kleo (Carter) Johnson of Adrian, Marland (Carter) Eaton of Detroit and Florence Carter of Adrian, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Harriet was preceded in death by her mother, Blanche Agnes Thompson Carter; her father, Donald DeWitt Carter; two brothers,  Roland LaDana Carter and Kenneth DeWitt Carter; two sons: Jeffrey Lee Parish and Troy Enoch Parish; grandson, Raji Rochad Parish. Harriet Jo-Ann (Carter) Parish loved her family, friends and community very much. She was loved and admired by all of those who met her. The funeral service for Harriet will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Dudley officiating. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Harriet may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or The Daily Bread. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.



Harriette Murphy, 77

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:32 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Harriette A. Murphy, 77, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at Haven Hospice of Gainesville. She was born in Chicago on September 26, 1931. She moved to Holland, MI, in 1957 where she lived until 1992. She then moved to Gainesville, Florida, to be near her first grandchild. Surviving are her children, Debbie Nichtberger of Gainesville, Scott Murphy of Holland, Craig Murphy of Gainesville; her only grandchild, Tatum Nichtberger of Gainesville. Harriette loved her children and grandchild more than life itself. She loved to play bridge like no one else, she loved life as we know it. She will be so missed, her smile, her beautiful way of life. Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held.



Harry C. Gladden Sr., 91

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:46 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Harry C. Gladden Sr., 91, of Zeeland, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. A funeral service is 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3151 North 120th Ave. in Holland. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland. For more information, visit



Helen F. Sontag 

Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling., Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, and one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, all of Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly of Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi and Jennifer Mihacsi, both of Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber of Kawkawlin; and several nieces and nephews., The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. The Rev. Charles Kuhl will officiate with burial in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in Gagetown., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday., Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund., Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.



Helen Hardenburg

Helen Hardenburg, 92, of Gladwin passed away Dec. 7, 2008 at Birchlane Adult Foster Care Home in Rogers City. 



Helen R. Shearer

Friday, December 5, 2008 9:47 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Helen R. Shearer, 86, of Stroh, Ind., died Dec. 4, 2008, at home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday. A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the chapel at Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie.  



Henry Andre Imlay City Henry Andre, age 94, of Imlay City (formerly of Attica and Lake Orion) passed away Sunday (December 7, 2008). He was born March 13, 1914 in Detroit to Frank and Carolyn Andre. He married Josephine Dudzinski on September 9, 1939. Mr. Andre owned and operated the Checker Cab Company in Detroit for many years, he was also an published writer. He wrote many stories under the name of 'Johnny Bingo' for the Lapeer County Press and Henry also published his autobiography. He is survived by his daughter, Marcia Butler; grandchildren, Mark (Angie) Hoffa of North Branch, Barbara (Michael) McDonald of Lapeer, Sherry Andre of Orlando, Florida, Sandy (Sam) Dollar of Buena Vista, Florida, Brian (Jennifer) Andre of Grand Blanc; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hattie Zywczyk of Detroit and Gerry (Kenneth) Hohn of Sterling Heights; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Andre in 2000 and son, Douglas An

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Henry F. Mastie

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:49 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Henry F. Mastie, age 86, of Tecumseh, formerly of Britton and Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2008, at the Saline Evangelical home surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Stambaugh, Mich., the son of Michael and Sophie (Philipkowski) Mastie. On Sept. 8, 1945, he married Kathryn Olds in Ann Arbor and she survives. At the age of 18, after spending one year with the CCC, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1940 to 1944. He was in the European Theater of Operations and was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. Henry was employed by the Chrysler Corporation for 19 years, retiring in 1971. Henry enjoyed 28 happy, wonderful winters in Englewood, Fla., especially playing shuffleboard and cards. He was a former mayor of Britton and belonged to the American Legion Glen H. Daykin Post #155, the Tecumseh VFW and was a life member of the Adrian DAV. Besides his wife, Kathryn, Henry is survived by his children, Ronald H. (Judy) Mastie of North Port, Fla., Dennis Mastie of Alexandria, Va., and Barbara (Tony) Nykodym of Monroe, Mich.; grandchildren, Michelle (Nelson) Glowacki, Mark (Katie) Mastie, Angela (Joe’l) Marshall; Zachary Nykodym, Dennis Jr. and Daniel Mastie; great-grandchildren, Molly and Madolyn Glowacki and Jarell Marshall; siblings, Helen (Frank) Shurtliff, Bernice Brunelli, Della (Marvin) Bemis, Frank Mastie; Stan (Jan) Mastie, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe and John (Pug). Funeral services will be  11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home with the Rev. David Welcome officiating. Military honors following the service will be performed by the Britton American Legion Post #155, Tecumseh VFW and the Adrian DAV. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, Adrian DAV or the Britton Macon Education Foundation. Condolences to the family may be made online at



Hessel Berens, 85

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Hessel Berens, age 85, of Holland, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Holland Hospital. He was a member of Immanuel Church and was a car salesman in Holland for 40 years; working most of those years at Vanden Berg Buick.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lucille, in May, 2008.  He is survived by his daughters, Sandy and Jason Wolters of Zeeland, Soni and Randy Van Dam of Holland, Robin Berens of Holland, and Kerri and Tom Gebben of Holland; grandchildren, Ryan and Heidi Wolters, Alex Gebben and Madison Gebben; great-granddaughters, Jennika and Jossalyn Wolters; brothers, Ken and Gayle Berens of Holland, Irwin and Pat Berens of Zeeland, Richard Berens of Douglas; sisters, Bev and Leon Groenheide of Zeeland, Vi Nieneker of Austin, TX, Angie Michielson of Zeeland and Carol Vork of Holland; and sister-in-law, Maria DeKoster of Holland. Private family services will be held and no visiting hours are scheduled. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel and an online registry is available at



Howard 'Bill' Moore

Saturday, December 6, 2008 1:10 PM 

IRONWOOD -- Howard William "Bill" Moore, age 78, died at his home on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. 




Thursday, 4:30-9:30 p.m. and Friday 4 p.m until 7 p.m. at the Lake Shore Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by A.H. Peters, 313-884-5500. Memorials may be made to Grosse Pointe Baptist Church, 21336 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods 48236 or to Lake Shore Presbyterian Church, both of which were long time pastorates.




Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at 



Irene Margaret (Egan) Collins

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:21 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Irene Margaret (Egan) Collins, 75, of Union City, went to her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008. She was born October 20, 1933 to Michael and Grace Egan in Quincy, Mass. She is survived by daughter Mary Ann (Collins) Hansen and sons Joseph (Margo), Dan, Bill and Bud Collins all of Coldwater, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ora, parents, three brothers, one sister, a daughter and grandchild. She was employed at Maple Lawn Medical Facility for 36 years working in physical therapy and loved her job. After retirement, she proceeded to take care of others above herself. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday,  Dec. 12, 2008 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Union City, with Fr. Brian Stanley officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Girard. Visitation will be held 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at Gillespie Funeral Home in Coldwater. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Union City. Visit to leave a message or condolences to the family.




Friday 9 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at



Jack Wasilewski Dec. 7, 2008

Jack Wasilewski, age 53, of Westland, died December 7, 2008. 



James Bender

Bender, James M. Saginaw Twp., Michigan Passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008. Age 54 years. Jim's family will gather for a memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home on S. Midland Rd. (M47), Saginaw. Rev. Mark Buckert will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family encourages memorial offerings to be directed To Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Saginaw, Leukemia Foundation or the American Cancer Society. A complete obituary will appear in the Thursday edition. A memorial service will take place at a later date in Caro, MI.



John Beardmore

Beardmore, John W. Clinton, MI Age 78, died Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Arbor Hospice. He was employed by GM and the EPA for many years. A full obituary me be viewed at www. 



Joseph Petrovish Dec. 4, 2008

Joseph Petrovish, 98, of Monroe died at 7:17 p.m. Thursday at Tendercare of Monroe. 



Joseph Petrovish Sept. 3, 1910-Dec. 4, 2008

Joseph Petrovish, 98, of Petersburg, died at 7:17 p.m. Thursday at Tendercare of Monroe. He had been in poor health for two years.



Judith W. (White) Schneck

Saturday, December 6, 2008 1:10 PM 

MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- Judith W. (White) Schneck died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by family. She had won her battle against cancer, but her treatments left her susceptible to illness. She died of complications from pneumonia.



June W. Thompson

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:11 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

June W. Thompson, 86, of Topeka, Ind., died Dec. 8, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Burial will take place in Eden Cemetery, Topeka.




(nee PALM) A longtime resident of Sharonville, Ohio, passed away October 26, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Alexander M. Kanuk; Daughters, Barbara Kilgore of Fraser and Sharon MacLean of Macomb Township; grandchildren, Gerald (Roberta) Kilgore of Algonac, Shelly (Mark) Wolak of Roseville, Mark Kilgore and Jodie MacLean of Sterling Heights and four great granddaughters; her sister, Rosa Brown and niece, Vickie Brown of Garden City and sister-in-law Mildred Dudek of Wyandotte. Mrs. Kanuk was a retired supervisor for R.L. Polk, Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Kanuk also lived in Morristown, TN, Elkhart, IN, and Roseville, MI. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peters Catholic Church, 98 New Street, Mt. Clemens, MI at 11 a.m. on December 13, 2008.




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December 9, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Theodore. Dear aunt of Ernest (Mary) Klimek. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Friday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Rd. (N. of Warren), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at




(nee CETNAROWSKI) Age 40 of Casco Twp., died December 8, 2008. She was born April 6, 1968 in Detroit to Robert and Rosemary Cetnarowski. On February 20, 2005, Kimberly married Steven Kowalski. She is survived by her husband Steven Kowalski; daughters Kaitlyn Rose and KaliAnna Nicole Kowalski; parents Robert and Rosemary Cetnarowski; brothers William (Debbie) and James (Sonja) Cetnarowski; sisters-in-law Donna, Cynthia and Patricia; and godchildren Amber Bouse and Stephanie Flood. Kimberly will be remembered as a beloved wife, loving mother, wonderful daughter and cherished friend. We will miss you dearly. Cremation has taken place and the family will receive visitors Friday 4-9 p.m. at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China Twp. (810-329-4766). Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute.




Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Thursday, in state 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker (btwn. Harper and Metro Parkway) until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Fr. Dale Redwanski to celebrate. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tony's honor would be appreciated to the Hematology/Oncology Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at




Thursday 3-7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Services 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Share a memory at 



Lawrence F. Nielsen

Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:19 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lawrence “Larry” F. Nielsen, age 73, passed away Dec. 6, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.  He went peacefully with his family by his side. Mr. Nielsen was born in Chicago on May 11, 1935, the only child of Fred and Loretta (Blink) Nielsen.  He grew up attending Catholic Schools. In Chicago, he worked for Vaughn’s Seed Co., where he met his first wife, the former Geraldine Johnson.  They were married  March 19, 1955 at St. Genevieve’s Church in Chicago. He joined the Air Force in 1957 and was stationed in the French Morocco, Libya, Texas, and finally at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas.  He sent for his wife to join him in Vegas where they began to raise a family, their first child being born on base. While in Vegas he worked full time as a drug buyer for McKesson & Robbins and occasionally part time at the Boulder Highway Nursery.  They left Vegas in September 1974 and eventually settled down in Sturgis in June 1975 where he worked as manager for One Hour Martinizing, drove school bus, worked as a school custodian and also at AMF Sturgis Lanes. On Oct. 13, 2000, he married the former Charlotte Selman, who survives. Besides his loving wife of eight years, Charlotte; surviving are his two daughters, Mrs. Eric (Linda) Carr and son Andrew and Mrs. Michael (Rhonda) Parker and sons Eric, Floyd, and Adam; 7 step-children and their families Donna (Rex) Samuels, Kathy (Tammy Taylor) Driame, Norman (Lynette) Merkle, Charlotte Brookman, Donald (Angie) Merkle, Carolyn (Bill) Key and Isaiah Merkle; aunt, Elsie Nielsen of Mountain Home, Ark.; sister-in-law, Joyce Young of Grovertown, Ind., and brother & sister-in-law,  Ron and Diane Johnson of Knox, Ind.  As well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gerry, who died after 44 years of marriage on June 28, 1999. The family  will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Lawrence “Larry” Nielsen will be held at 10 a.m.  Thursday, at the funeral home with Rev. Father Richard Altine, Holy Angels Catholic Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military rites conferred by the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. #1355.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Hackman Family Funeral homes to help with funeral expenses.  



LeRoy Dellies

Thursday, December 4, 2008 12:59 PM 

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. -- LeRoy Dellies, 82, of Grant Street, Iron Mountain, formerly of Watersmeet, was called home to the Lord on Dec. 2, 2008. His wife of 54 years, Anna, was by his side. 



Leona McCumber

Mrs. Leona McCumber, 83, of Custer, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6 at Tendercare of Ludington. Leona was born on April 8, 1925 in Scottville, the daughter of Harry and Effie (Hopkins) Kline. On Feb. 20,...



Lloyd G. Keller Dec. 8, 2008

Lloyd G. Keller, 82, of Monroe died Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home. 



Lottie J. Burch

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4:54 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lottie J. Burch, 80, of Fremont, Ind. passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Ind. She was born July 9, 1928, in Inkster. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Lester Cemetery, Quincy.



Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead 

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



Louis Roy Mexicott Oct. 6, 1919-Dec. 6, 2008

Louis Roy Mexicott, 89, of Carleton died Saturday December 6, 2008 in Monroe.



Louise Bates Farabee, 97

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:43 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Louise Bates Farabee, 97, of Holland, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Lakeside Vista of Holland.  Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at First Baptist Church of Holland, 1066 E. Eighth St. For more information, visit



Louise Marguerite Myers

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 3:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Louise Marguerite Myers, age 88, formerly of Quincy, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater. Louise was born July 31, 1920 in Batavia Township, to Glen L. and Clara H. (Langhor) Brauker. She is survived by two daughters Linda Kiersey of Coldwater and Carol Marteens of Kalamazoo; daughter-in-law Carolyn VanRiper of Quincy; step-daughter Harriet Voisine; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two husbands Rex VanRiper in 1970 and Harry Myers in 1983; one son Larry VanRiper; and three brothers. Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, with The Rev Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy.  Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. service. Memorials are suggested to Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility.



Lucille Johnson Attica Lucille Johnson, age 87, of Attica, passed away Sunday (November 30,2008) at Lapeer Medical Care Facility. Lucille G. Kowalski was born on January 28, 1921 to Walter and Rose Kowalski. She married James W. Johnson on September 3, 1948 in Detroit. She grew up in Detroit. Lucille was a graduate from Nativity Commercial Catholic High School Class of 1935. She was a secretary for McCord Corp Mfg. in Detroit for over 25 years. She lived in Attica for over 30 years. Lucille was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. She is survived by her daughter, Joan (John) Gibbard of Attica; granddaughters, Linda (Paul) Schneider of Lapeer, Debbie Dame of of Armada, Cindy (Roger) Rainwater of Omaha, Nebraska, and Peggy (Gerald) Schlaud of Columbiaville; great-grandchildren, Mathew Schneider, Andy Schneider, Amanda Dame, Rebecca Dame and Tyler Dame, Jessica Rainwater, Bethany Rainwater and Sammy Schlaud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jame

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PhD of Akron Ohio, formerly of Bloomfield Hills Michigan, died December 4, 2008. Born in Tiffin OH, May 6, 1930 to Alice (Pittenger) Makinson and Harold Makinson. David graduated from Kent State High School in 1947. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity at Kent State where he received a B.A. in Business Administration in 1951. He later earned a PhD from the University of Iowa in 1962. Dave taught history and social science at the University of Utah, 1962-1964. At Wayne State University, Detroit MI, he was a member of the College of Education faculty, 1964-1993. He especially enjoyed his work with the Horizons Upward Bound program at Cranbrook School, Birmingham MI, and his seminars with graduate students, expanding their appreciation of teaching history. David served his country during the Korean Conflict, serving two years in the U. S. Navy, mostly as Disbursing Officer aboard the hospital ship USS Repose in Inchon, Korea. He worked diligently, even though he was seasick whenever the ship was underway. Always an active churchman, David was a member of Plymouth (Congregational) Church, Birmingham MI, and since moving to Akron in 1994, he was first an elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Akron, and then a member of Bath UCC. He also was active in Rotary both in Michigan and Ohio. David's interests all revolved around his unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He just loved learning about his world. From books to bike rides, stamp collecting to traveling, special cats to the Akron Zoo, he drank in a world of information and helped to bring "facts" alive to so many. Not a musician, he loved classical music. He loved "all foods well prepared." He loved being eccentric just for the fun of it. This ol' world is less interesting without him. Dave is survived by Orlene, his wife of 34 years and daughter Ann (Doug) Stokes of Overland Park KS. Also survived by Jean Appleton of Virginia Beach VA, John Makinson of Lincoln NE, and eight grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be led by Rev. Mark W. Frey December 13th, 2 p.m. at The Bath Church, 3980 West Bath Road, Bath OH, preceded by visitation from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Akron Zoological Park, Greater Akron Musical Association Foundation, or the Humane Society of Greater Akron. The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides and staff at Visiting Nurse Hospice for the tender and loving care they gave him. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 330-867-4141)




December 9, 2008 , age 88. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Dear mother of Alan and the late Phillip. Sister of Elizabeth. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A great neighbor and friend. Committal Prayer Friday 10:30 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (10 Mile Rd. and Beech Rd). Southfield, MI. Funeral arrangements by Ford Funeral Home, (586) 754-2464.




Friday 2-8 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile) and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community, (Hayes Rd. S. of 18 Mile). Memorials to the Evangelica Home, 14900 Shoreline Dr., Sterling Heights, 48313, would be appreciated. Share memories at




December 8, 2008, age 79. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear sister of William (Mary) Hurst, Paul (Sandra) Hurst, the late Daniel Hurst, Ellen Rohraff, Patricia Salley, and Julia Hennigar. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In state Saturday 12 noon at St. Mary Church, Wayne until 1 p.m. Mass. Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood, Westland. Memorials to Michigan Humane Society or charity of your choice.



Marie Michelle Reinhardt Columbiaville Marie Michelle Reinhardt, age 24, of Columbiaville passed away Saturday (December 6, 2008) at her residence. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00 noon, Thursday (December 11, 2008) at St. Mary Catholic Church, 11110 N. Saginaw, Mt. Morris; Rev. Fr. Thomas Nenneau celebrant. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home. Family Owned and Operated. 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423, . . . Detailed View 



Marilyn J. Sanphilip Jan. 22, 1930-Dec. 8, 2008

Marilyn J. Sanphilip, 78, of Monroe died at 7:15 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter Kathy Giljum. 



Marion L. Landers

Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marion L. Landers, 68, of Wolcottville, Ind.,  died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Landers lived his life in LaGrange County, and was the owner of CarQuest Auto Parts in LaGrange which he started in 1976.  He was a member of South Milford Church of Christ and the South Milford Lions Club.  He collected and restored antique cars and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. Mr. Landers was born on April 23, 1940 in Kendallville, Ind., to Jesse and Geraldine (Leonard) Landers.  On June 12, 1959 he married Wanda Bateman in Wolcottville, Ind.  Mrs. Landers survives in Wolcottville. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Mike Todd of Wolcottville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Curt and Mary Catherine Landers of Wolcottville, and Jack and Lori Landers of Noblesville, Ind.; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Megan Landers, Morgan Landers, Trent Landers, Molly Landers, Erika Todd, Kati Todd, Jami and Matt Beck, Ashley and Mike Rocchio, and Kyle Landers; his foster parents, Ike and Arlene Dallas of Wolcottville; a sister, Laura Cusick of Waterloo, Ind.; four brothers, Fred Landers of Tampa, Fla., Donald Landers of Corunna, Ind., Raymond Landers of Mancelona, Mich., and Richard Landers; and a foster sister, Elaine Lambright of LaGrange. Preceding him in death were his parents; a granddaughter, Erin Todd; three sisters; and a brother. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at South Milford Church of Christ with Rev. Brian Walter and James Mertz officiating.  Burial will be in South Milford Cemetery in South Milford, Ind. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health and Hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at



Marjorie H. Dock

Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:41 AM - Staff reports

Marjorie H. Dock, 87, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born Sept., 17, 1921 in Shipshewana, Ind., to Charles H. and Bessie (Rising) Penn. Marjorie was a nurses aide at Three Rivers Hospital for 16 years. She lived and worked for many years in Villa Park, Ill. She was an accountant for Robert Hall and Ovaltine. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church. Marjorie is survived by a daughter, Sandra L. (Donald) Rentfrow of Kalamazoo; a son, James (Beverly) Dock of Kentfield, California; a son-in-law, Harold A. Bennett of Pittsford; three grandchildren, Lorie  (Kevin J.) Hines of Camden, Nannette L. Bennett of San Rafael, California and Kevin; seven great grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica and Jenna Hines, Samantha, Timothy, Jennifer, Amanda and two other great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Karen K. Bennett; four brothers and three sisters. A memorial service for Marjorie Dock will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation or services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit  



Mark S. Wyszynski Sr. Dec. 7, 2008

Mark S. Wyszynski Sr. age 51, of New Boston, died December 7, 2008. 



Martha Wysocki

Wysocki, Martha A. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Wysocki passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center. Age 77 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in Monday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.



Marvin 'Gene' Sell

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:50 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marvin “Gene” Sell, age 88, of Onsted passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center.  Gene was born Aug. 9, 1920, at the family farm in Ogden Center, the youngest son of Dayton and Hazel (Hotrum) Sell. He was a graduate of Clinton High School. A decorated World War II veteran, Gene served his country in the infantry of the United States Army during the Battle of the Bulge. He also played trombone in Trinidad with the Army Band. Upon returning from service, Gene attended the University of Michigan where he received numerous degrees. In 1952, Gene married Alice Chinchik in Blissfield. Alice, his wife of 55 years, preceded him in death Jan. 22, 2008. Gene with his brother, Elwyn, was one of the original developers in the Irish Hills area. He built the Irish Hills Ski Lodge and Golf Course which was a big part of his life for many years. During the ’50s and ’60s, Gene opened a dance hall in the Irish Hills which was a popular gathering place. He was a life member of the DAV and also active with the University of Michigan Alumni. He attended Bethany Assembly of God. Surviving Gene are his children, Carol Sell of Adrian, Gary Sell, also of Adrian, and David Sell of Onsted; and a brother, Elwyn Sell and his wife, Doris, of Lake Gogebic, Mich. In addition to his wife, Alice, Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Claudia Sell DuBois. The funeral service for Gene will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Andrew Templeton officiating and military rites conducted by the Annis-Fint Post #1584 of the VFW. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Clinton.  Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home.



Mary Jane Garrison

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:46 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Mary Jane Garrison, 74, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Healthsouth Ridgelake Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. She was born in Blissfield, Mich., on Oct. 14, 1934, and moved to Port Charlotte in 1965 from Adrian, Mich., with her husband, Gary, and children, Pamela and Susanne. Jane, as she was known to her friends, spent many years as a homemaker, a few years working in real estate offices, and had her own consignment shop. Jane and Gary were married in 1956 in Adrian. Jane was always at her husband’s side during the many years as they were involved in Gary’s banking career, in the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Society. She was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist on Quesada. Jane is survived by her loving husband, Gary; daughters, Pamela and husband, Al Decoteau, of Port Charlotte and Susanne and husband, Brad Chippi, of Decker, Mich.; granddaughters, Angela Tull of Orlando, Fla., and Melanie Cekuta of Ypsilanti, Mich., and her children, Brevin and Baeliegh. Also surviving are Jane’s sisters, Margarete Silberhorn and Katherine Reed, both of Adrian, Mich. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Viva Berry; sister, Donna, and brother, James. A graveside service will be held for friends at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in the chapel at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. The Rev. Douglas Zipperer will officiate. Preferred donations may be made in loving memory of Jane to American Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953. Arrangements by Paul Schelm Funeral Home in Port Charlotte.  Phone 941-625-3535.



Mary Sarna 

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



Maureen Gellings

GELLINGS, Maureen Mary - Age 60, of Swartz Creek, died Friday, December 5, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Services will be held 7:30PM Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. The family will receive friends from 5PM until the time of service. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's paper.



Maxine Allison Lapeer Maxine Allison, age 77, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away Saturday (December 6, 2008). She was born January 16, 1931 in Attica to Thomas and Grace L. (McPhail) McCoy. She married Paul R. Allison on March 22, 1947 in Lapeer, Rev. Hemmingway officiated. Maxine was a member of Grace Episcopal Church where she was a regular volunteer at the Soup Kitchen. Maxine worked for Lapeer General Hospital and the State Home for over 20 years She worked in housekeeping and as a cook. Maxine will be dearly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Paul R. Allison, Sr. of Lapeer; daughter, Darlene (Dick) West of Lapeer; son, Paul Allison Jr. of Lapeer; grandchildren, Steven West of Flint, Julie (Anthony) Tocco of Lapeer, and David Allison of Dallas, TX; great-grandchildren, Blake and Baylie Thomson; sisters, Beatrice Kage of Lapeer, Isabelle Gallandt of Pinconning, and Judy Kerspilo of Columbiaville. She was preceded in death by her g

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Age 62, passed away on December 5, 2008. Daniel was born on October 11, 1946 in Farmington, Michigan to John and Hazel McCoy. He was a partner with Elcoat Industries for 20 years. Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Lana McCoy of Pinckney, his children; Carol, Kimberly, Stephanie, Christopher, and Daniel Gordon II, 19 grandchildren, siblings, Barb, Hazel and Rick. Preceding him in death are his parents and two brothers. A Healing Farewell will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel in Howell, Michigan with Pastor Ben Walls officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home where the family will gather with friends on Friday, December 12, 2008. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Daniels family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at




• Leona McCumber, 83, of Custer, died Saturday, Dec. 6. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....




at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Prayers Thursday 7 p.m. In memory of Joseph McLaughlin contributions appreciated to ROYSA. Obituary and condolences at



Michael Borre

BORRE, Michael C. Of Kalamazoo Passed away suddenly Friday morning, December 5, 2008 from a vehicle accident. Mike was born September 2, 1959, in St. Joseph, Michigan, the son of Mathew and Jean (Chevrie) Borre. He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Michigan State University. For the past 23 years, he has resided in the Kalamazoo area. Mike owned and operated Ace Hardware in Portage for 10 years. He was employed by Cardinal Health from 1997 to 2008 and had just started a job with David W Sims Electric. Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson Disease in 1992, Mike had a zest for life and lived each day to the fullest, whether it was traveling to faraway places like Bhutan or sailing in the Chicago-Mackinac Race. He had great passion and respect for the outdoors and treasured hunting and fishing with his many friends and family. Mike's greatest prides were his three children. He spent years coaching and cheering them on in their various sports and interests. He was an avid Michigan State fan, swimming for MSU during his college years. Mike believed strongly in helping others and was a member of several organizations over the years, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Timber Ridge Ski Patrol, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Portage Soccer Club, Portage Rotary and St. Catherine of Siena Church. Mike will forever be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son and friend. On August 16, 1986, Mike was united in marriage to the former, Elizabeth Gibson, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Heather, Michael, Jr. and Bridget all at home; his parents, Mathew and Jean Borre of St. Joseph; his siblings, Mary Ann (Joe) Pater, Chip Borre and Steve (Michele) Borre all of St. Joseph; several nieces and nephews and an uncle, Jim (Faith) Borre of Naples, FL. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, James Gibson (Prisca), John Gibson, Gaynor (Marc) Eisenberg, Rheuben (Brittany) Gibson and mother-in-law, Ann Gibson of Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (1150 W. Centre Ave). Memorials in Mike's memory may be directed to Borre Family Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington Bank, Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49024. Please go to for online obituary, register book and condolences.



Michael D. Hart Lapeer Michael D. Hart, age 54, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away Friday (December 5, 2008). He passed in the comforts of his home and surrounded by his beloved family. In 1979 he married his beloved wife, LueAnn Hart. Michael was an attendee at Lapeer West High School. After which he enrolled in the United States Army and had been stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He had been a truck driver for 10 years, during that time he found a great deal of enjoyment in traveling across the country. Michael loved hunting, fishing and motorcycling in the outdoors with his family. Michael was loved by all and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, LueAnn Hart of Lapeer; daughters, Sarah (Ralph) Richards and Lisa Thiede; sons, John (Annmarie) Earehart, Daniel (Cheryl) Earehart; 3 brothers; 4 sisters; 8 grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday (December 9, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors,

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Mildred Mae Osborne Fruik Anderson

Saturday, December 6, 2008 1:11 PM 

BERGLAND, Mich. -- Mildred Mae Osborne Fruik Anderson, 92, of Bergland, died on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in   Wakefield. She was called home just 10 days before her 93rd birthday.




Thursday 2-8 p.m. (Rosary devotions at 7:00 p.m.) and Friday 9:30 a.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Mass 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale. Information and Guest Book




December 6, 2008, age 55. Beloved husband of Rita for 32 years. Dear father of Donald (Marci) and Aaron (Monica). Loving grandfather of Michael, David, and Jack. Son of Patricia and the late Donald. Brother of Valerie Pokorny and Patrice DuFour Sullivan (Kevin). Son-in-law of Ann and the late Raymond Vart. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral Service Thursday 10:30 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 37425 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. View obituary and share memories at




December 8, 2008, age 78. Beloved husband of Dolores for 55 years. Dear father of David (Kitty), Donald (Donna), Jane (Charles) Brooks, and Robert (Lee Ann). Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Bob worked for 25 years as a Tool and Die Foreman at Ford Motor Company, and was loyal to Ford. Believing that life was meant to be lived, he took on a job at STE for 18 years during his retirement. His favorite hobbies were spending time with his family, golfing and fishing. Bob even made a hole in one! He loved to drive and visited almost every state. There were no obstacles he couldn't overcome and could make friends with anyone. He will be fondly remembered wearing his favorite Michigan hat. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd., Wed. 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Thur. 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernardine, 31463 Ann Arbor Trail, until time of Mass at 10 a.m.



Patricia J. Fergeson

Monday, December 8, 2008 8:13 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Patricia J. Fergeson, age 73, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2008, at the Deer Country Adult Foster Care home in Burr Oak. She was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Cherokee County, S. C., a daughter of the late David and Minnie (Duckett) Bridges. Pat’s early life was spent in Greenville, S. C. Following her marriage she moved to Sturgis where she resided for over 50 years. From 1982-2000 she had lived and worked in Colorado, New Mexico and Alaska. On August 31, 1954, she married Paul Douglas Fergeson in Greenville, S. C. He died Dec. 24, 1972. Following Mr. Fergeson’s death she married Dr. Donald Hardy. This marriage ended in divorce. One of Pat’s greatest enjoyments was helping others through her nursing career which began at Glen Oaks Community College where she received her degree as a LPN. She continued her education at Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colo., where she became an RN and also received her master’s degree in nursing. She truly loved being a nurse and had been employed at the Sturgis Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Following her obtainment of her master’s degree, she became a government nurse and lived and worked on the Navaho Indian Reservation in Crown Point, N. M. She later was promoted and moved to the Indian Reservation at Dillingham, Alaska where she was the head nurse in the emergency room. She was also the flight nurse for the medical helicopter between Dillingham and Anchorage, Alaska. Patricia’s favorite hobby was buying and selling antiques at auctions and flea markets all over the country. She also loved to travel and enjoyed the outdoors. Surviving are one daughter, Joyce (Gene) Yoder of Sturgis; one son, Paul Fergeson of Sturgis; five grandchildren, Gena (Andrew) Lytle of Phoenix, Ariz., Garrett Fergeson of Sturgis, Taya Fergeson of Sturgis, Jason Fergeson of Grand Junction, Colo., and Shena (Mike) Kimes of Sturgis; a sister, Wanda Hawkins of Greenville, S. C., and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband; one son, David Fergeson; a sister, Frances Semones; and a brother, Thomas Bridges. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Mrs. Fergeson will than be transported to the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 N. Main St., Greenville, South Carolina 29602 where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Greenville, S.C. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Fergeson’s memory consider the Deer Country Adult Foster Care Home, 31550 Townline Rd., Burr Oak, MI 49030 or the Hospice organization of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral homes. Her obituary is also at



Patrick H. Norton April 19, 1922-Dec. 4, 2008

Patrick H. Norton, 86, of Colfax, North Carolina, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday evening, December 4, 2008, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, in Greensboro, North Carolina.



Pauline Wilson Dec. 8, 2008

Pauline Wilson, 85, of Monroe died at 11 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home, Monroe.



Philip Barrows Jr.

Sunday, December 7, 2008 8:14 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Philip Barrows Jr., 47, of Howe, Ind., passed away Friday afternoon Dec. 5, 2008, in Colon Township due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born April 2, 1961, in Sturgis, Mich., a son to Philip and Jaqueline (Johnson) Barrows Sr. Philip was a lifelong resident of Howe, Ind. He had been employed by Patrick’s Cabinet Factory in Elkhart, Ind. for 23 years and had also worked for seven years at the Super Value Store in Orland, Ind. He enjoyed bahaing and spending time with his children. Philip is survived by his parents, Philip and Jaqueline Barrows of Orland, Ind.; one daughter, Heather Barrows; two sons, Eric Barrows and Ryan Barrows all of Howe, Ind.; one sister,  Diana (Richard) Cruea of Howe, Ind.; his loving companion, Barb Swartz of Howe, Ind; his former wife, Marsha Barrows of Howe, Ind.; five nieces; four great nieces; one great-nephew and several cousins. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Philip Barrows, Jr. will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday at the Sturgis Salvation Army 105 N. Fourth St, Sturgis. Captain William Bruebaker and Pastor Brent Danielson will officiate. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is handling the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Philip’s memory consider the Sturgis Salvation Army, 105 N. Fourth St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The obituary is also at  




December 7, 2008. Beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Lori Fargo and Shari (Jim) Junikiewicz. Son of the late Clarence and Anna. Grandfather of Zachary, Evan, Ryan and Paige. Brother of Jack (Eileen) Reamer, Jim (Carol) Reamer, Barbara Rawlings and the late Gerald, Clarence, Doris Clarke and Leona Carter. Memorial visitation Friday 5-9 p.m. from the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Memorial Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Rd. (W. of Middlebelt Rd.). In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions to Angela Hospice or donations to the family would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at




December 9, 2008. Beloved wife of Edward S. Loving mother of Brian E. and Karen M. (Mike) Graff. Also survived by five grandchildren. Memorial gathering Friday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mel Catholic Church, 7506 Inkster Rd. (N. of Warren Rd.), until time of Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Care and Services were entrusted to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home (734-522-9400). Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at




age 88, passed away November 12, 2008 at her home in Jupiter, Florida. Mrs. Rice lived in the Jupiter area for the past two years, relocating from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Mrs. Rice was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Rice, dear mother of Nancy (James) Dee, Arlene (John) Lewis, Kenneth (Leslie) Rice, and Carolyn (Donald) Darling. Loving grandmother of Jennifer (Eric) Holdt, Kieran Dee and Ryan Dee, John Lewis, Melanie (Colin) Darke and Maureen Lewis, Carly (John) Rejc and Aaron Rice, Philip (Katherine) Darling, Adam Darling and Casey Darling. Proud great-grandmother of James and Delaney Holdt and Lindsay Darke. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 13, 2008. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1450 Centrepark Blvd. Suite 210, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.




Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck. Funeral Services Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. "I love you in the stars, the moon and the sky and that is a whole lot."



Rena Marie Mead

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 1:13 PM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Rena Marie Mead, 63, of 246 Ashland Court, Ironwood, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, surrounded by her family, after a long struggle with several debilitating conditions. 



Robert A. Gorman March 26, 1941- Dec. 7, 2008

Robert A. Gorman, 67, of Luna Pier, passed away peacefully at 8:28 a.m. Sunday morning at home. 



Robert J. Muehleise Died Dec. 6, 2008

Robert J. Muehleise, 84 years, of Temperance, MI, died Saturday December 6, 2008 in his home. 



Robert J. Muehleise June 20, 1924-Dec. 6, 2008

Robert J. Muehleise, 84 years, of Temperance, MI died Saturday December 6, 2008 in his home. 



Robert Keith Fuller

Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:48 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert Keith Fuller, 70, of Litchfield Township, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at home. Born April 23, 1938 in Sauk County, Wis., he was the son of Lloyd and Gladys (Snyder) Fuller.  Robert was a truck driver and enjoyed working and tinkering in his garage.  He also loved frequent dining at Spangler’s Hilltop Restaurant in Jonesville. Survivors include his wife, Pearl (Pudil), whom he married June 5, 1973; seven daughters, Bonnie of Wisconsin, Sherry Pudil of Montgomery, Tracy (Todd) Butcher of Quincy, Linda Taber of Montgomery, Jodie Mullins of Coldwater, Sheila Strait of North Adams, Yvonne Copus of Reedsburg, Wis.; one son, Keith Fuller of Wisconsin; two sisters, Ethel Mobley and Mary GoBell, both of Reedsburg; one brother, Lloyd Fuller, Jr. of Baraboo, Wis.; numerous grandchildren, including Brittany Butcher; and several great-grandchildren. His parents; one daughter, Lisa Hayslip; and grandson, Andrew preceded him in death. There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are by George White Funeral Home, Litchfield. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.



Roger D. Blay

Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:47 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Roger D. Blay, 64, of Hillsdale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1944 to Douglas and Joan (West) Blay. He was married Nov. 8, 2002 to Denise Henderson and she survives. Besides his wife, Denise, Roger is survived by two daughters, Lisa Ann Blay of Detroit and Joann Blay; two sons, Roger Dale Blay Jr. of Detroit and Robert (Stephanie) Blay of Ashley, Ind.; a stepson, Lonie Dean Barnett II of Hillsdale; three sisters, Janice, Debbie and Tina; two brothers, Doug and Roy; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Judy. A memorial gathering for Roger D. Blay will be held on from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 in the second floor community room at Hillsdale Place, 32 E. Carleton in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to the family of Roger D. Blay. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit



Royce "Roy" Carey Lapeer Royce "Roy" Carey, age 80, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away Sunday (December 7, 2008). He was born October 1, 1928, in Flint to Clair and Leola (Doty) Carey. He married Suzanne Adele Fernette on January 27, 1951 at the Saginaw Episcopal Church. Roy graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1946. He worked for over 35 years at the Lapeer State Home, first as a gardener and ultimately as an attendant nurse. He retired in 1989. Roy was a blacksmith for over 60 years. He is survived by his children, Pamela (Brandon) View of Columbiaville, Dustin (Pamela) Carey of Davison and Timothy (LuAnn) Carey of Fostoria; grandchildren, Anne, Marsha, Nicole, Robin, Ean and Krista; 4 great-grandchildren, Arianna, Austin, Tyler and Nathan; siblings, Betty Cranick of Lapeer, Burnadine Kimball of Lapeer, Waneta (Don) Stroman of Imlay City and Clair (Rosemary) Carey of Fostoria He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Carey; daughter, Sandra Lynn H

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Ruth L. LaFeve

Ruth L. LaFeve, 89, of Harrison, Michigan, formerly of Monroe County, who died on Dec. 3 in Roscommon Township, was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Warner.




at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Oakland Baptist Church 23893 Beck Road, Novi, MI 48374.Online condolences:




Age 44, December 3, 2008. Dear brother of Phillip (Mary) Sivalelli, Louise (Arthur) Kupiec and Thomas (Susan) Sivalelli. Uncle of 7. Preceded in death by his parents Rocco and Rose Sivalelli and nephew Paul. Memorial mass Monday December 15, 2008 at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley, Clinton Twp. at 9:30a.m. with visitation beginning at 8:30a.m. Arrangements by Buehler Funeral Home




Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, north of 19 Mile. Additional visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd. in Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to Mercy Hospice, 281 Enterprise Court, Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 would be appreciated. Share your thoughts and memories at




Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday 2-8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at DAVID C. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville.




(nee STREK) December 8, 2008 of Bloomfield Hills. Wife of the late Benjamin F. Dear mother of Barbara A. Gilbert (Jeffrey), Christine A. Dwyer (Dennis) and Benjamin F. III (Beth). Grandmother of Kimberly, Holly, Emily, Kelly and Katherine. Sister of Karl A. Strek (Doris), the late Winfried W. Strek (the late Katherine) and the late Otto E. Strek (Helen). Sister-in-law of Phyllis Ober (the late John). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Volunteer for Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary. Service of Remembrance Friday 10:30 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to Hope Lodge, 2806 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, 380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. View obituary and share memories at




Wednesday 2-7 p.m. Entombment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. 



Saima Walkonen

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 1:02 PM 

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Saima Walkonen, 83, longtime resident of Ironwood Township, died peacefully on Monday morning, Dec. 1, 2008, surrounded by her family in Marquette. 



Sarah C. Scrimger Lapeer Sarah C. Scrimger, age 80, of Lapeer (formerly of Flint) passed away Saturday (December 6, 2008). She was born April 15, 1928 in Smoks, South Carolina to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Thomas. She married Richard L. Scrimger on September 9, 1972 in Flint. Mrs. Scrimger retired in 1982 from AC Spark Plug, where she worked for 30 years. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of the Suncrest Auxiliary and UAW Local #651. Sarah enjoyed crafts, gardening, reading and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Scrimger; children, Shirley (Jerry) Buckalew of Lapeer, Delores (Jim) Kirwin of Tucson, AZ, Louan (Lee) Russ of Ladson, SC and Nancy (Jim) Jersey of Millington; step-daughters, Tara (Clyde) Brown of LaMesa, CA and Kristin Bauroth of Lapeer; grandchildren, Shannon, Keely, Eric, Jordan, Jenna, Kyle, Kara, Kristopher (K.C.), Karley, Owen and Erin; great-grandchildren, Alexa

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Shirley A. Wood

Shirley A. Wood of Gladwin, formerly of Pontiac passed away Dec. 2, 2008 at the age of 74. 



Sister Ruth Phelps, IHM Dec. 3, 1914-Dec. 5, 2008

Monroe, Mich. - Sister Ruth Phelps, IHM, 94, died Friday, Dec. 5, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich. She has been under Mercy Memorial Hospice Care of Monroe. 



Stephen Horvath Dec. 4, 2008

Stephen Horvath, 53, of Milan, died Thursday. Services pending at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan. 




Saturday 2-9 p.m. with service being held at 7 p.m on Saturday at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. 



Tena Holwerda, 86

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12:34 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Tena Holwerda, age 86, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Resthaven Care Center.  She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church.  Tena was a caregiver in the community for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Klaas, in 1979; a brother, Derk Viersen;  a sister, Janke Schuitema; a grandson, Brian Bakker in 2006; a niece, Grace Harms; father and mother, Jacob and Grietje Viersen; father and mother-in-law, Elco and Janny Holwerda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jaap Schuitema, Don Holwerda, Bene and Tena Holwerda and Gosse and Meina Boonstra.  She is survived by her children, Margaret and Frank Van Veelen of North Port, FL, Janny and Dale Theodore of Holland, Edwin and Valorie Holwerda of Nashville, NC, Jacquelyn and Michael Bakker of Holland; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother and sister, Barbara and Henry Harms of Grand Rapids, Ike and Jean Viersen of Grand Rapids; brother and sister-in-law, Lena and Cor Van Ginkle of Canada; many nephews, nieces and cousins.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008         at Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 1 Graves Place, Holland. Reverend James H. Scholten will be officiating.  Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, Holland.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center–Boersma Cottage. An on-line registry book is available at   for those who cannot attend the services.  



Teresa M. Hansen, 57

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Teresa M. Hansen, 57, of Douglas, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at her home. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home.



Timothy A. Warriner

Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:40 AM - Staff reports 

Timothy A. Warriner, 52, of Hillsdale, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio, to Richard and Colleen (Houseknecht) Warriner. Tim was a self employed construction worker and home builder and a resident of this area all his life. Surviving is a brother, Doug (Martha) Warriner of Hillsdale. He is also survived by two nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Gretchen and a brother William. Memorial services are being planned for a later date. There will be no visitation or calling hours at this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.




ROBERT ROSS, 92, of Central Lake, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Central Lake, where the family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.




at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family would appreciate donations to The Nature Conservatory and American Stroke Association. To share a memory, visit



Vernon T. Kollar

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4:52 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Vernon T. Kollar, age 73 of Homer, passed away Thursday Dec. 4, 2008 at Allegiance Health in Jackson. He was born April 5, 1935 in Ransom Township to Earl Arthur and Blanche (Stinger) Kollar. On Nov. 8, 1952, he was married to Mary Tesch in Elkhart, Ind. and she survives. He was a 1971 graduate of Springport High School, graduating with his daughter. He held a private pilot’s license. He loved to hunt and was an avid trap shooter, he was a life member of the MTA and the ATA and owned and operated Woodland Gun Shop as a gunsmith. He worked at Corning Glass in Albion for 24 years and also as a supervisor of the Tool and Die Department at Klein Tool in Jonesville for 17 years. Besides his wife he is survived by four daughters, Terry (Dale) Penfield and Cynthia (Steven) Martin both of Leslie; Linda Vanous of Hillsdale and Veronica Kollar of Montgomery; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Michael and Jeremy Daglow; a great-great-granddaughter, Jennifer Murphy; five half-sisters; his parents and his stepfather, John Cook. Services will be a 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 9 at the Finley Drive Chapel of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive Albion. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Arrangements by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224  



Vincent J. Zaborowski

Vincent J. Zaborowski, 38, passed away suddenly Dec. 3, 2008 at his home in Howard City.




Thursday 2-8 p.m. and service Friday 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to ALS of Michigan appreciated. Share your memories at 




Age 77 of Belleville, MI, died December 7, 2008. Cherished husband of Margaret "Mernie" (Haggarty) Watts. Loving father of six children; Gemma (David) Ruhland, Laurie (Jerry) Johnson, George (Laurie) Watts, Jr., John P. Watts, Sandy (Dan) Brady and Kelli (Fred) Oliver. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Belleville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or Arbor Hospice of Northville. Arrangements by DAVID C. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville.




Age 56. December 8, 2008. Brother of Marlene Summer, Thomas Wicinski, and Daniel "Logan" Thorne. Dear uncle of Zachary. Son of the late Walter and Eleanor (nee Gietzen) Wicinski. Memorial Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Chruch (18720 13 Mile Rd., between Kelly Rd. and Groesbeck). Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc.




Age 31 of Harker Heights, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008 at Still House Hollow Lake. Officer Wright was born December 11, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan to Dennis Wright and Elizabeth (Martin) Wright. He enjoyed basketball, fishing, cooking, Sci-fi and animated movies, graphic art, being a Police Officer and most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of the Christian House of Prayer. On February 14, 2008 he married Selena. The two of them were awaiting the birth of their first child together, Aryana Talia Wright. He is survived by his wife Selena Wright of Harker Heights; three sons, Adontis Atkins, Adrese Atkins and Adarius Atkins all of Harker Heights; his parents, Dennis and Elizabeth Wright of Detroit, Michigan; a sister, Elana Wright of Detroit, MI; his paternal grandparents, Amos and Letha Mae Crider of Illinois; his mother in-law, Carolyn Barker of Indiana; his godmother Marla Covington of Michigan; a sister-in-law Roslyn Barker of Kentucky and numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. The family will receive guests for visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, TX. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Interment services will follow in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with Full Police Honors. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for the children's care. Contributions to this fund can be made payable to: The Children of Jason Wright 402 North 2nd Street Killeen, TX 76541 Attn: Debra Walker Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Services have been entrusted to the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.



Walter Davis

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:11 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Walter Davis, 62, of Howe, Ind., died Dec. 9, 2008, at his residence. Arrangements will be handled by the Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange.  



Warren White

White, Warren C. "Duke" Midland, Michigan Mr. White, age 85 years, completed his "Journey to Heaven" peacefully at home on Saturday, December 6, 2008 surrounded by his family. At a young age his family moved to Berkley Michigan where he attended the National Shrine of the Little Flower grade school and graduated from St. Mary's high school in Royal Oak. Duke married the love of his life in 1952 at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church. The family resided in the Detroit area until they moved to Midland in 1968. Duke worked at Lee Laundry until 1977 at which time he purchased Roth Cleaners in Bay City. Duke's family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street in Midland, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7:00 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2008 from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 3109 Swede Avenue at Ashman Street in Midland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. A prayer service will be held 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 2100 W. 12 Mile Road at Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, with interment to follow at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, MI. There will be no visitation prior to the prayer service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to Blessed Sacrament Church, the American Diabetes Association, or Midland Community Cancer Services. You may view the complete obituary and send personal condolences at Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors Midland, Michigan



William A. Hurley

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:48 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William A. “Wibby” “Red” Hurley, age 71, of Dundee died on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008. He retired in 2001 from Tecumseh Products Co. after 37 years of employment. Survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter Vicki Straub; sons, Wiliam Jr, Allie, Leonard, James and Robert; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Cover Funeral Home In Dundee (734-529-3156). Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



William Kenneth Vance Dec. 2, 2008

William Kenneth Vance, 79, of Saline, died Tuesday. Visitation will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, from noon until 2 p.m. Friday where services are pending.



Wyla Brown

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 5:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Wyla Brown, 79, of Adrian and formerly of Hillsdale, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Adrian, to Vern and Pearl (Shewman) Carr. She married Donald L. Brown Oct. 18, 1947, in Adrian, and he preceded her in death April 15, 1986. Wyla worked at many places and was most recently employed at Kustom Fit in Pioneer, Ohio and Fairway in Hillsdale. She was a very lucky avid bingo player and was always willing to help her family and friends. Surviving Wyla are nine daughters, Diana (Gary) Howard, Kathy (Terry) Ragless and Becky Smith all of Adrian, Jane (Nevarrow) Black of Hillsdale, Robin (Doyle) Pike and Jennifer (Don) Thompson of Morenci, Dawn Smith of Ransom, Joann (Ed) Frazer of West Unity, Ohio and Tina Clement of Hudson; three sons, Don Brown Jr. and Dan Brown of Hillsdale and Tom (Melissa) Brown of Jonesville; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one brother, Donald Carr of Florida. Wyla was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Rose McMichael; one son, Ronald Brown; one granddaughter, Kate Lynn Brown; one great-grandson, Braxton Lynn Pike; two sisters, Rozella Kerr and Gertrude Tanner; five brothers, Paul, Henry, George, Raymond and Vern Carr and two sons-in-law, Ken Smith and Doug Clement. Funeral services for Wyla will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the family. Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences at

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