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84, of Harbor Springs, MI passed away on December 6, 2008 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, MI. Dr. Albert was the loving father of, Donald G. Albert, JR (Alice), Laurie Albert Williams (Guy), William R. Albert, (Susan), Julie Zoerhof and Sarah Albert. Grandfather of Alexis, Tyler, Zell, Neal, Eva, Ayla ,Zoey and Great-Grandfather of Maddox. He was born in Susquehanna, PA, attended Penn State University and received his medical degree from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. He was a proud United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Dr. Albert was a longtime resident of Bloomfield Hills and Torch Lake, MI. He had a private practice in internal medicine specializing in cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. He previously held positions as: Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University; Director of Visiting Nurses Association, President of Michigan Heart Association, Medical Director of AAA of Michigan and Director of the Middlebelt Nursing Home. The Albert family would like to express their sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs for the wonderful care they provided over the last two years. Also; a thank you to the staff at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital for the care and treatment that was given. The family will be having a memorial service at a later date in Susquehanna, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation in Petoskey, MI.
Lundgren, Albert L. Omer, Michigan Formerly of Saginaw Funeral and committal service will take place 11AM Monday, December 15 at First Baptist Church, 1926 Fairview St. Friends and family will gather at Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home on Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. Complete obituary information will appear in the Friday Saginaw News.
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Albin “Al” Czubak, 89, of Holland, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 29 E. Ninth St. www.lifestorynet.com
McCullen, Anna Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008. Age 86 years. Complete obituary will be in the Friday edition. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will take place 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008, at State Street United Methodist Church, 3617 Mackinaw Road, where her family will receive friends from 12:00 noon Saturday until the time of service.. Rev. Weatherly Verhelst will officiate. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider State Street United Methodist Church or the charity of their choice. www.casefuneralhome.com
Anne Speir, 95, Belleville, died Monday. Visitation today 5-8 p.m., Thurs. 2-8 p.m. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Belleville. Arrangements by David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville. www.davidcbrownfh.com
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Archie “Cliff” Green, 82, of 67491 C.R. 43, Millersburg, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Goshen General Hospital after a three-year-illness. He was born May 18, 1926, in Millersburg, a son of Osborn and Althea (Cobbum Green. A 1944 graduate of Concord High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in France and Germany and receiving a bronze star. On Aug. 3, 1946, he married Grace Gilreath in Covington, Ky. Cliff worked for 43 years as a stationary engineer for Federal Paper in Elkhart, and he was a farmer. After retirement he worked at Meijer and Menards. He was a member of Zion Community Church, Millersburg. Cliff enjoyed farming and gardening, especially flowers, as well as his family and teasing. Surviving are: his wife, Grace; two sons, Timothy Green of Millersburg and Dennis (Jackie) Green of Pueblo, Colo; a daughter, Debra (Doug) Bontrager of Sturgis, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eleanor Cox of Bay Town, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Alice Eash, Mary Davis and Sara Bixler, and one brother, Merriel Doyt Green. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m Sunday at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen, where services are at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Bob Doane of Zion Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Zion Community Church
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Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
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Sunday, December 14, 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Elks Lodge of Sorrows Service, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral Service Monday, December 15, 12 noon, also at the funeral home. Memorial tributes suggested to Farmington Elks Major Projects Fund, 30898 Ten Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 48336, or the Rotary Foundation.
BLOCK FRANK DONALD
Saturday, December 13th from 10a.m. -12 p.m. at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty Milford, MI 48381. Memorial Service following at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, appreciated contributions to the Edith Calder Block & Frank Block Scholarship Fund, Eastern Michigan University Foundation, 1349 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti MI 48107. For further information please phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
BOWEN RUTH MARIE
Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Order of the Eastern Star service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Service Monday 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Moslem Temple, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075. Share your memories at
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Age 66. December 9, 2008. Loving brother of David, Marilyn Hanford and Charles. Dear son of the late John and Lucile. Memorial visitation Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 1:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 8000 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Memorials to the church or the American Guild of Organists, Detroit Chapter. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at
BRIDGFORTH WALTER BYRD SR
will be Friday, December 12 at Stinson Funeral Home, 1939 W. Fort St. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13 at New Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 3225 S. Deacon St. Family hour 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery.
BUCHINSKI RAYMOND JOSEPH
"BUCK" 65, a native of Allen Park, Michigan; a former resident of San Jose, California; and resident of Grants Pass, Oregon died Friday, November 28, 2008 at home. Catholic and military honor guard services will be held at The Shrine of Remembrance Chapel located in the Michigan Memorial Park, in the City of Flat Rock, Michigan at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008. Raymond is survived by Celia Buchinski his wife of 41 years; his sister and brother-in-law Mary Ann and David Martin of Viera, FL; nieces Debra (Jeff) Liddell of St. Johns, FL and Leann Mietla of Trenton; Grandnephew Trevor Liddell and grandniece Faith Liddell of St. Johns, FL and grandniece Kristina Mietla of Trenton; Uncle Cass Palmer of Allen Park; and cousins in Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Cassie Buchinski. Raymond was an avid Detroit Lions fan, enjoyed bowling, fishing and NASCAR Racing. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, Allen Park. The family requests donations be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.
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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.
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Beth Ann Hoffman, age 58, went to be with her Lord Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Irvington, New York. She was born Feb. 3, 1950, to R. Eugene and Thelma Jean (VandenBerg) Herbener. She was a graduate of Hillsdale High School, Class of 1968 and Hillsdale College, graduating as Valedictorian of both classes. After graduation she was briefly employed by Jacobson’s before moving to Tarrytown, N.Y. where she became the Managing Editor for the Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, N.Y. She was with the Foundation for more than 30 years and held many positions, including Director of Seminars and Special Assistant to the President. Beth was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Bound Brook, New Jersey serving as Clerk of Sessions, singing in the Choir and a member of the Women’s Literary Guild. On Dec. 30, 1977 she was married to Mr. Peter Hoffman and he survives in Bound Brook, N.J. In addition to her husband, Peter, Beth is survived by a son, Theodore James, Bound Brook; a sister, Jane Herbener, Portage and a brother Jon (Seibra) Herbener of Hillsdale and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Beth in death were her mother and brother Kurt. Her father died Dec. 6, 2008 in Portage. Services were held in Bound Brook, N.J. at the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 and interment will be in the Bound Brook Presbyterian Cemetery.
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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Betty J. (McGee) Plaster, age 73, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Betty retired from Hamilton Machine and then worked as a deli clerk at Family Fare for the next 10 years. She was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Holland and the Eagles Lodge in Allegan. She was preceded in death by her son, Troy McGee in 2007; granddaughter, Carrie Wright in 1987; and brothers, Donny Bradford and James (Buddy) Bradford Jr. Surviving are her children, Ron and Nancy Wright of Birmingham, AL, Sheila McGee of Holland, Debra (McGee) Trammell of Winchester, VA, Penny and Norm Welch of Geneva, FL, and Tracy McGee and Gary Rowe of Holland; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester and Zellna Bradford of Truman, AR, Raymond and Joyce Bradford of Batesville, AR, Larry (Skeeter) and Sandy Bradford of Paragould, AR, and Howard (Little Bud) and Lena Bradford of Pullman; long time companion, Daniel Barrett of Holland; nephews, nieces, and cousins and her Toy Poodle, Brandy. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street, with Rev. Ron Wright officiating.  Burial will be in the East Saugatuck Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 Sunday at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Holland. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.
Betty Ruth Dusseau, 83, of Erie went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2008. She passed away in her home surrounded by her family.
Betty Ruth Dusseau, 83, of Erie went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2008. She passed away in her home surrounded by her family. Born May 22, 1925 in Erie, she was the daughter of Roy and Lucy (Cousino) LaPointe.
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Billy Ray Taylor of Britton, Mich., passed away on Nov. 8, 2008, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born in Richmond, Ind., on Feb. 25, 1944. He was preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Mary Taylor; brother, Larry, and sister, Jean. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne of Britton; sons, Michael and Christopher of Richmond, Ind.; sisters Margaret Callahan of Richmond, Ind., and Joanne Pratt of Texas; brothers, J.T. of Sacramento, Calif., and Jerry of Richmond, Ind.; four stepchildren, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bill was an avid golfer and enjoyed horse racing, wrestling, and spending time with family and friends. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
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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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CHISHOLM ESTHER D (NEE MAJESKA)
Age 95, December 10, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Viril. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday in state 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral service at 11 a.m. at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake (18 Mile Rd.) at Crooks. Share memories with the family at
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Saturday 6-9 pm and Sunday 12-9 pm at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. www.howepeterson.com
COOK WILLIAM (BILL)
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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.
Cecil ( quot;Mann quot;) Johnson Jr., 70, of Pontiac died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Pontiac. He had been ill for seven years. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cobb's Funeral Home, 151 Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac.
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Charles Welke, 83, of Beaverton passed away Nov. 10, 2008 at the Battle Creek Veterans Facility.
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BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. -- Chester Cestkowski, 80, of Bruce Crossing, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
DOLORES J. GALLAGHER CLIFFORD Dolores J. Gallagher, age 77, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw. She was born October 2, 1931 in Lansing, Michigan daughter to the late Frank and Mary (Chambers) Kraai. She attended Everett High School in Lansing. She married Peter Gallagher on Beaver Island on April 23, 1949. They later moved to Marlette and then to Clifford. She worked at Metal Craft Industries as a press operator for 29 years and 4 years at Ligon Factory in Almont until her retirement. She was a long time member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Clifford. Surviving are 2 daughters Sharon & Kenneth Wilcox and Vickie & Alan Gould both of Marlette; 5 grandchildren Michael & Loni Gass of Lapeer, Rodney & Brandy (Gass) Fernandez of Middleburg, FL., Jason Gallagher of Clifford, Nicholas Gould of Cleveland, OH., and Trevor & Liberty Gould of Caro; 8 great grandchildren, Chelsea Gass, Dorothy and Mary Fernandez, Mickenzie and Kody Gould, Lakyn and Maisy Biglow and Alecsis Gould. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Peter of 48 years on May 23, 1997 daughter, Dorothy Gass Fox on September 30, 1996 and brothers Herbert Wheeler and Bernard Kraai. Funeral services were held Monday at the Marsh Funeral Chapel with Fr. Richard Treml officiating. Burial was in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Beaver Island. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette, MI. (989) 635-3658. www.marshfuneral.com
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DOMINIAK MARY (NEE BOKON)
Friday 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Divine Child Education Fund.
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David Arthur McGlenn was born April 9, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Donald and Jeannine (Rasmus) McGlenn. David had worked for many years in the area as a self-employed General Contractor.
David O. Wendt 1941-2008 David Otto Wendt, 67, Palms, died Monday December 1, 2008, at his home from cardiac arrest. He was born September 17, 1941 in Deckerville to the late Rudolph and Florence (Kerbyson) Wendt. He married Marilyn (Wrubel) Roggenbuck on August 21, 1981 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Dave was a graduate of Deckerville High School. He was a farmer, sailed for a few years and was a truck driver for ASI and Lou's Trucking. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville where he was an usher and a member of the Men's Club. He had been a member of the Gillis bowling league and softball team. Dave enjoyed football, tractor pulling and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn J. Wendt, Palms; three daughters, Tracy Terrasi, Port Hope, Sandi (Steve) Guza, Harbor Beach and Gail (Dave) Roggenbuck, Harbor Beach; one son, Dean (Kristine) Roggenbuck, Ubly; 14 grandchildren, Tylor Wendt, Amber, Nathan, Joshua and Haylee Terrasi, Ryche and Isle Roggenbuck, Kolbe, Jade, Laken, Alyssa and Kurtis Guza and Jillian and Ashton Roggenbuck; aunt, Alvina Kerbyson, Palms; uncle, Otto (Alma) Wendt, Swartz Creek; uncle, Carl (Delores) Wendt, Fenton; two nephews, Robert and Michael and four nieces, Shawn, Lisa, Barbara and Brenda. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda and Leann Wendt; two brothers, Dale (Jean) Wendt and Willard Wendt; two sisters, Ruth Wendt and Jane Wendt and uncle, Charles Kerbyson. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Rev. Peter Nwokoye officiated. Memorials may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly.
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BREWER, Donald Gene - Age 82, of Swartz Creek, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 10AM Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 2680 E. M-21, Corunna with Pastor Doug Levesque and Pastor Charles Curtman officiating. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-9PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church. Online condolences and tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Donald George Albert, M.D., 84, of Harbor Springs, passed away on Dec. 6, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
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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Dorthy L. Oxender, 80, of Pioneer Ohio, passed away in her home Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. She was born to Harris and Bertha (Heckel) Olmstead on Sept. 2, 1928 in Ransom Township. She was married to Paul Oxender. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake View United Brethren in Christ Church in Camden with interment to follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.
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GWINN, Mich. -- Dorothy T. Bodoh, 80, of Gwinn and formerly of Bessemer, died peacefully Monday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2008, at the home of her daughter.
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Dorthy (Nash) Van Oort, age 84, of Holland, has left us to be with her Savior and Lord on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 in Hospice House of Holland. She was a charter member of Rose Park Reformed Church. Preceding her in passing were a daughter, Dianne; and her loving husband, Bernard. She is survived by her children, Donna and Phil Blackburn of North Port, FL, Gary Van Oort of Holland, Debe Van Auken of Fennville, Kim Hill of Holland; six grandchildren, Todd and Cathy Blackburn of Leechburg, PA, Shelli and Tom Ewing of Maybee, MI, Mandy and Khone Sengmany of Holland, Ashley Lampen of Fennville, Brooke Hill and Mason Hill of Holland; six great-grandchildren, Andrew Blackburn of Leechburg, PA, Victoria Ewing and Vanessa Ewing of Maybee, MI, Savonna Van Oort of Holland, Mikah Sengmany and Merek Sengmany of Holland; her brothers and sisters, all of Holland, Ms. Donna Mae Van Slooten, Ethelyn (Tubby) Johnson, June and Glenn DeJonge, Jack and Virginia Nash, Mary Lou and Burt Smith, and Terry Nash; her two sisters-in-law, Ms. Edna Nash and Ms. Gladys Nash of Holland; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Avenue with Rev. Daryl Vetter officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 12-1 p.m. at the Northwood Chapel. Burial will take place in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to National Kidney Foundation, 260 Leonard Street NW, Suite 2, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 or Hospice of Holland. Arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Inc., Northwood Chapel, www.lifestorynet.com.
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Ethel Jane Nash, 65, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Quincy, Illinois to H. Neal and H. Anita (White) Sherrick. She was married July 27, 1963 to George William “Bill” Nash and he preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2008. Memorial services for Jane Nash are being planned for a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.
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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Edna A. Krueger 1932-2008 Edna A. Krueger, 76, 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 and 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 flowers and cooking. She is survived by her husband, David, Harbor Beach; children, Connie (Tom) Twaro, Freeland, David (Cheryl) Krueger, Harbor Beach, Deanna Krueger, Chicago, Daniel (Tonya) Krueger, Marlette and Beth Masters, Hemlock; two sisters, Verna Wood, Harbor Beach and Eleanor Geiger; eight grandchildren, Melissa, Chad, Jayce, Alysse, Angie, Heather, Shaina and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Allie and Isabelle. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. Fr. William Spencer officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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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 22, 1956 in Lapeer. Ellen was a member of Attica United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and rug weaving. Ellen and Max owned Nettnay's General Store from 1968-1978. Ellen was a cook for Casa Maria, and she cooked for fraternity at the University of Michigan for 4 years. She and Max owned a lunchwagon that served auctions. She is survived by her husband, Max Nettnay of Attica; daughter, Nancy (Paul) Satwicz of Newton, Mass; 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; 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
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Emma Lucille Jarrett, age 89, of Adrian passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Provincial House. She was born Aug. 14, 1919, in Wells, Mich., to William and Emma (Roman) Rusha. She married Willard Jarrett and he preceded her in death on March 25, 1951. Emma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She loved to crochet and do crossword puzzles. Emma is survived by a son, Robert Jarrett of Adrian; a daughter, Bonnie Stetten and her husband, Roscoe, of Adrian; two sisters-in-law, Joann Shandly of Adrian and Arlene Rusha of Escanaba; a very special great-granddaughter, Jackie Baughey; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Billy Jarrett; a daughter, Helen Harris; three brothers, Orville, William and Howard Rusha; four sisters, Norma Sanders, Arlene Derby, Lola Leach and Elizabeth Maynard. The funeral liturgy will be offered Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Bob Schramm presiding. Interment will be in Raisin Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where a Vigil Prayer Service will be offered at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Tiny Purpose. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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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Evelyn L. Osentoski 1918-2008 Evelyn L. Osentoski, 89, Bad Axe, formerly of Waterford, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at home with her family while under hospice care. Evelyn was born December 19, 1918 in Washington D.C. to the late Jake and Stella (Bandy) Parks. She married Joseph B. Osentoski on June 26, 1939. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1981. Evelyn was a homemaker and after raising her family she went to work at Thrifty Drug Store in Waterford for 20 years. She was an excellent seamstress, avid reader, loved to crochet and enjoyed traveling to Montana and being with family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by daughters, Judy Brandon, Waterford, Sue (Gary) Salvador, Clinton, Mont. and Deb Collings, Bad Axe; son-in-law, Carl Collings, Bad Axe; six grandchildren, Vicky Gardner (special friend Tim Hallwood), Bad Axe, Tom Brandon, Waterford, Jodie (Dave) Leszcynski, Highland, Joe Osentoski, Waterford, Cory Collings (special friend Leslie Sweet), Walker and Laura (Jason) Shepherd, Bad Axe and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Jim Osentoski; grandson, Andy Zografos; one brother, Kenneth Bandy and sisters, Helen Wharry and Lillian Rice. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Mac Chapel, MacAlpine Funeral Home of Bad Axe. Rev. Larry Salsburey, pastor of Grace Community Missionary Church, officiated, with burial taking place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bad Axe. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice of Bad Axe. Arrangements were handled by the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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Fern L. Prentice, 75, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in Gladwin.
Florene M. Bell, Milan, MI, age 80, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at home. She was born March 15, 1928 in Neoga, IL to Dudley and Elizabeth (Ballinger) Plummer.
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Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.
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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Reinbold, Frederick W. Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the age of 95 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a full obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Saginaw News by W. L. Case & Company 4480 Mackinaw Rd. www.casefuneralhome.com
• Dr. LeRoy A. Futterer, 81, of Manistee, died Sunday, Dec. 7. The Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee is in charge of arrangements....
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5-10 p.m. Friday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorials to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated.
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Gary L. Gagnon, age 62, of Holland, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Holland Hospital. He was born, raised and lived most of his life in Alpena, MI.  He graduated from Alpena High School in 1964, and later served in the U.S. Navy.  He worked at DG Trim of Alpena for over 20 years.  Later he worked for Sebright Machine in Holland  before retiring in October of 2008.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, The Eagles Aerie in Grand Haven, The Moose Lodge of Dorr, and was a member and past president of West Michigan Flatheads Antique Car Club.  He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee, in 1976.  His family includes wife of 35 years, Mary Gagnon of Holland; children, Michael Gagnon of Boyne City, Brad Gagnon of Lansing, Greta Gagnon and fiancé, Ray Masselink of Grand Rapids, Tony Gagnon of Missoula MT; mother, Wilma Gagnon of Alpena; mother-in-law, Eunice Basel of Traverse City;  in-laws, John and Connie Basel, Doug and Diane Basel; several, nephews, nieces, and cousins.   A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place. A time of food, fellowship and visitation will be held after the mass at the church from 12-2 p.m. Arrangements by the Northwood Chapel-Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 295 Douglas Ave., Holland MI. Memorials may be made to Burn Survivors Benefit Car Show & Auction, 4500 West River Drive NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321 Please visit www.lifestorynet .com to sign Gary's online registry, or share a photo.
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Gene R. Bowers, 77, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater.  He was born April 6, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, to Arthur and Miriam (Earick) Bowers. He was married in August 1952 to Norma  Jean Ulrich and she preceded him in death in 2002. Gene was self-employed and he was the owner and operator of The Handyman. He had been a resident of Hillsdale since 1963.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.  He was a graduate of Hillsdale College, a member of Bankers Baptist Church, a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Masonic Temple, the Moose Lodge, the Bi-Centennial Car Club and the Hillsdale American Legion. Surviving are two daughters, Laura Miller and Deborah (Donald) Taylor, both of Hillsdale; four grandchildren, Christina (Abdullah), Amanda, Kimberly and Amber; a great-granddaughter, Lairen. Memorial services for Gene Bowers will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Reading.  The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Bankers Baptist Church.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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QUINCY — Geneva A. Sprout, 87, of Quincy, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at her home.  She was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Branch County to Frank and Isabel (Tindall) Treacher. She married Beryl L. Sprout on June 27, 1939 in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1991. Mrs. Sprout was a resident of Quincy most of her life.  She was a homemaker until 1972 when she went to work for Crotty Corp. in Quincy, retiring in 1986. Besides being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed flowers, birds, music and drives in the country.  She was a 50-year member of the Quincy Rebekah Lodge #186, Fred Rogers Encampment #25 of Quincy and Litchfield, and a member of the Quincy United Methodist Church. Survivors include daughters Mrs. Isabel Kochendorfer and Mrs. Teresa (Ralph) Estlow, both of Quincy, and Mrs. Jacqueline Kline of Pleasant Lake, Ind., grandchildren Greg (Linda) Kochendorfer, Lisa (Tim) Myers, Tammy Jo (Jim) Swihart, Travis Estlow, Tyler (Holly) Estlow, Derek (Tammi) Kline and Darby (Lori) Kline and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Larry, twin infant grandsons, brothers Clayton and William Treacher, sisters Pauline Diment and Mildred McNitt and son-in-law Garold Kline. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, with Reverend David Dryer officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy. Visitation is scheduled Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Quincy Library or the Humane Society of Branch County (969 Wildwood Rd., Quincy).
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Genevieve M. (Gould) Randall, 91, of Mooresville, Ind. and formerly of Hillsdale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Miller’s Assisted Living in Mooresville, Ind. She was born May 9, 1917, in Hudson, to James and Clara (Dilyard) Hephner. She was married Feb. 25, 1936, to Donald Gould and he preceded her in death in 1970. She married Lawrence Randall Dec. 16, 1978 and he preceded her in death in 1998. Genevieve was a former employed at Hillsdale College in the housekeeping department. She had a passion for crocheting and loved the children at the Hillsdale College Day Care Center. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Jones of Mooresville, Ind. and Laura Crater of Hillsdale; a stepdaughter, Dena Morrison of Osseo; a stepson, Doug Randall of Sand Lake; a sister-in-law, Jean Munsell of Milan, Mich.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sister and seven brothers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with the Rev. Alan Bugg officiating.  Interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday from until services at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the Arthritis Association. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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Genevieve Ferris, age 90, of Holland, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland with her family at her side. Genevieve was born in Hastings, MI and attended Western Michigan University. Prior to her marriage to Dwight Ferris in 1945, she had worked as a beautician. She was a member of Hope Reformed Church for over 60 years. Surviving are her husband, Dwight, of 63 years; children, Dennis Ferris and Deanna Gates of New York City, Gary and Susan Ferris of Holland, and Frances and Robert Hamilton of Holland; grandchildren, Rachael Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton, and Ricky Ferris; sister, Maxine Erhardt of Battle Creek; sister-in-law, Bernadine Eckert of Freeport, MI; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hope Reformed Church, 77 West 11th Street, with the Rev. Gordon Wiersma officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Hastings, MI. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Holland or the Michigan Audubon Otis Sanctuary, 6011 W. St. Joseph Hwy, Ste 403; Lansing, MI  48917. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.
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Gerald Allen Welsh, age 58, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. 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 to 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Jason Welsh. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
The Funeral Mass for Gerald R. Antor, aged 87, who died on Saturday, husband of Lorraine Antor, will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Relatives and friends can meet his family at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt &amp; Shawmut Hills Chapel on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with the Rosary prayed at 6:00 p.m. For complete obituary, to read Gerald's life story and to leave your memory of him, visit his web page at www.lifestorynet.com Heritage Funeral Home
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JACKSON, Mich. -- Gerald E. "Jerry" Matiska, 65, of Jackson, passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in Jackson.
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Glen L. Denning, 89, of Coldwater and formerly of Moscow, died Monday Dec. 8, 2008 at Bronson Medical Center in KalamazooI. He was born Jan. 14, 1919 in Moscow to Lewis and Minnie (Tracy) Denning. He farmed most of his life and was the Moscow Township Treasurer for 23 years. He was a member of the Moscow Fire Dept. for 18 years. Glen was preceded in death by one brother George and sister Mildred. He is survived by one niece and several nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Moscow Plains Cemetery in Moscow. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements by the Gillespie Funeral Home, ColdwateR. Visit www.gillespiefh.com to leave a message or condolences to the family.
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 sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Gordon J. Hunt, of Boyne City, died at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008.
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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75, a former Redford Resident passed away Wednesday morning December 10, 2008 in Houghton, MI. Funeral service for Ruth will be held at 12 noon Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with Rev. Elmer Liimatta to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Askel Cemetery of Askel, MI. To view Ruth's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit
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Age 54. Husband of Grace. Dear father of Matthew (Tashia Whitaker) and Jessica. Grandfather of Chrishia, Kareem and Kendra Harmon. Son of Mary and the late James. Brother of Robert (Diane), Danny (Debbie), David, Richard (Karen), Helen (Jeff) Sahlaney, and the late Patricia (Joseph) Sieracki. Also leaves 19 nieces and nephews. Visiting Friday 1 p.m. until Service at 7:30 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile Rds).
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Friday 5-9 pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 am until 10:00 am Mass at St. Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook (North of 7 Mile, between Middlebelt and Merriman).
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Friday, December 12th 3-8 p.m. at O.H. Pye, III Funeral Home ,17600 Plymouth Rd. Detroit MI. Funeral service to be held at Greater St. Peters Church, 4400 Mt. Elliott, Detroit MI. time 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Condolences may be sent via website at:
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Age 49, December 7, 2008. Beloved mother of Lisa M. Lesniak. Dear sister of Thomas Hunter, Shirley and Michael Walker. Dear niece of Vida Couture. Aunt of eight nieces and nephews. Visit Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 24501 Five Mile Rd. (between Beech Daly & Telegraph) Redford Twp., (313) 535-3030.
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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 www.lakeshorememorial.com.
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Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling., Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, and one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, all of Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly of Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi and Jennifer Mihacsi, both of Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber of Kawkawlin; and several nieces and nephews., The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. The Rev. Charles Kuhl will officiate with burial in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in Gagetown., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday., Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund., Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
Helen Hardenburg, 92, of Gladwin passed away Dec. 7, 2008 at Birchlane Adult Foster Care Home in Rogers City.
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, age 86, of Tecumseh, formerly of Britton and Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully December 9, 2008, at the Saline Evangelical home, surrounded by his loving family.
Herbert D. Grassley, 60, of LaSalle died at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.
Herbert D. Grassley, 60, of LaSalle died at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital; he had been in poor health for two years. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate 10 a.m.
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Herbert W. Sackett, age 85, of Clinton died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Arrangements pending at Handler Funerals Homes.
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IRONWOOD -- Howard William "Bill" Moore, age 78, died at his home on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.
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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 (McVey) 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; five great grandchildren; father-in-law Carl Washburn; brother-in-laws Stanley Skeiber and Harold (Ethel) Collins and several nieces and nephews. 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, Coldwater with a Rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Union City. Visit www.gillespiefh.com to leave a message or condolences to the family.
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James A. Purcell, age 83, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Dec. 10, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village. He was born April 1, 1925, in Louisville, Ky., a son of the late Loy M. and Dixie Lee (Johnson) Purcell. In 1946 he moved with his family to Michigan from Louisville, Ky., and in 1951 he joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1951-1953 as a radio operator. On Feb. 12, 1955, in Angola, Ind., he married Myrtle Martha (Hertig) Simons.  She preceded him in death on March 15, 1993. James had been employed as an electrician in both Louisville, Ky., and Sturgis.  He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #1381, the Neuman-Wenzel  Post #73 American Legion, and the Sturgis Church of Christ. He enjoyed his family and was very involved in his extended families’ lives, attending sporting events, family get-togethers, and babysitting great-nieces and nephews. Surviving are one sister, Mary (John) Krull of Three Rivers; two brothers, Edwin (Betty) Purcell of Houston, Texas, and John (Nancy) Purcell Sr. of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, William Loy Purcell and Charles Eugene Purcell; two sisters, Ida May Purcell and Mamie Lee Cripps. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating the life of James A. Purcell will be held at a later date to be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, who is in charge of the arrangements.
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.
James F. Fuhrman 1938-2008 James F. Fuhrman, 70, Port Hope, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2008 at his home. He was born on May 24, 1938 in Harbor Beach, son of the late Alfred and Ruth (Wurdelmann) Fuhrman. He married Sharon Wilson Wilson on December 19, 1959 in Harbor Beach. James was a lifelong Bloomfield Township farmer and a salesman for Envia, Conklin and Vita Plus. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Fuhrman, Port Hope; five sons, John (Darlene) Fuhrman, Scottville, Loren (Cindy) Fuhrman, Perry, Michael Fuhrman, Pontiac, Philip (Lisa) Fuhrman, Kimball and Alex Fuhrman, Williamsburg; two daughters, Corinne (Robert) Abraham, Port Hope and Leann (Samir) Matta, DeWitt; grandchildren, Justin, Marci, Ryan, Brent, Kendra and Otyllia Abraham, Port Hope, Jill and Sylvia Fuhrman, Scottville, Taylor and Evelyn Fuhrman, Perry and Laran, Carlos, Anastasia and Ibtisam Matta, Dewitt; sister, Elizabeth Maxwell, Bad Axe; brother-in-law, Lewis (Yvonne) Wilson, Ludington; nephew, Alfred (Barbara) Maxwell, Port Austin; three nieces, Lorna Kuhn, Kinde, Kristi (Kurt) Liederman, New Baltimore, Keri (Edward) Sanders, Ludington and several cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lafayette and Gustov Fuhrman. Services were held on Friday, December 5, 2008 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe, with burial taking place in Lake view Cemetery in Port Hope. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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RIBARCHIK, James D. - Age 73, of Swartz Creek, died Monday, December 8, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Friday, December 12, 2008 at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Swartz Creek, Fr. Steve Mattson celebrant. Interment will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8PM Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. A rosary will be recited 7PM Thursday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. On-line condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Jamie Edith-Lorraine Goins, 29 of Monroe died Monday morning in her home. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev.
Jamie Edith-Lorraine Goins, 29, of Monroe died Monday morning at home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.
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HURLEY, Wis. -- Janet M. "Boogie" Moyer, 39, of 220 Silver St., Hurley, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 2008, in her home.
Joel M. McBee, 70, of Monroe died at 5:20 p.m. Monday at Medilodge of Monroe, where he had been since November 17.
Joseph quot;Papa Joe quot; E. Vance, age 78 of Toledo, OH, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH. Born Nov. 20, 1930 in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Patrick and Alma (Tigner) Vance.
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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.
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Age 83 of Sterling Heights. Dearest wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Judy Jakubiak, Janice (Ed) Ritter, John Sass, Jim (Suzy) Sass and Rick Keegan. Sister of Marion Pruitt. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of six. Family will receive friends Friday 2-9 p.m. with funeral service Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks. east of Van Dyke) Utica. Share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
KILMER L ROBERT
"BOB" A retired Boy Scouts of America Executive died in Sarasota, Florida on November 20, 2008. A native of Detroit, Michigan and an Eagle Scout, Mr. Kilmer attended Wayne State University. He entered the Scouting profession in 1944 as an Assistant District Executive in Detroit and served that council as a District Executive, Assistant Director of Field Service, Director of Activities, Director of Field Service and Deputy Scout Executive until December 1960. In January 1961 he became Scout Executive in St. Paul, Minnesota and after five successful years was promoted to the Scout Executive position in Baltimore, Maryland. In May 1972 he became Director of Support Service in the East Central Region. In January 1974 was appointed as the Regional Director of the East Central Region in Oak Brook, Illinois responsible for 78 Local Councils in six states. After more than four years later, he became Scout Executive in Miami, Florida resolving internal organizational and financial problems in that council. Serious back problems made it necessary to leave the profession and he retired after 41 years as a Career Scouter. Mr. Kilmer has been active in civic affairs in each community in which he lived, including Rotary, the United Way, along with active participation in the Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be held on December 13 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210 where he was a former member. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Kilmer's name to the Church. Beloved husband of the late Helen Mickey Kilmer and brother of the late James Kilmer. Devoted father to Nancy Marsiglia, and significant partner Gregory Leyko of Parkton, Maryland, and son Dr. David Kilmer and his wife Susan of Roanoke, VA. Dear grandfather of Robert, Bradley and Bryan Marsiglia and Julia Kilmer and four great grandchildren.
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December 7, 2008, age 41 of Novi. Survived by her husband Robert Reuter; daughters Samantha and Alexandra; parents Clark and Sally Wareham; sisters Heidi and Kristin; brother-in-law Darrell; niece Cecilia and nephew Nicholas. Also survived by her beloved dog Madison. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills.
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Saturday 2-8 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 blk. N. of 12 Mile), Warren, with a funeral service at 5 p.m. Family requests donations to the Henry Ford Hospice of Macomb.
LAMBRECHTS MARGARET MARY
Age 65 of Lake Orion. December 8, 2008. Loving wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Tim (Kathy Grant) Lambrechts, Richard Lambrechts, (Vicki Smith), Lori Collier, and Sherri Lambrechts (Rodney Reneski). Grandmother of Alex, Aaron, Ashley, Travis, Jacob, and Morgan. Great Grandmother of Addisyn. Margaret enjoyed volunteering at Love, Inc. Funeral Mass Monday, December 15, 2008, 10:30 a.m. with an instate of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Boys and Girls Club, 1801 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion 48359 or Love, Inc., P.O. Box 104, Lake Orion, MI 48361. Online guestbook at:
LINEBERRY MARGARET LOUISE
Age 72 of Jacksonville, Arkansas (formerly of Detroit, Michigan), passed away Friday, December 1, 2008. She was retired from the U.S. Navy and a devoted volunteer at the Jacksonville Care Channel. She is loved and survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Leah Rowan, and granddaughter, Jessica. Also survived by three nieces, three nephews and many friends. A committal service will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at the mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. Share memories at:
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Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Mack, St. Clair Shores. Memorial donations to the family.
LYONS MARY ANN
will be Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons Funeral Home, 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.), Sterling Heights. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home; Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at
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Larry Wane Wheeler, 66, of Houston, passed away December 8, 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam conflict. He is survived by his daughter, Stefany M. Villanueva; sons, James M. Wheeler and Trevor M. Wheeler; brother, Jimmy Wheeler; granddaughter, Trinity B. Villanueva. The family will receive freinds from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Klein Funeral Home, Tomball, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at The Houston National V.A. Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Interment will follow the services. Arrangements under the direction of Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main Street, Tomball, Texas, 77375.
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BESSEMER, Mich. -- Lawrence J. Cabianca, 86, of Yale Location, Bessemer, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in Ironwood.
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, 82, of Monroe died at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in poor health for six months.
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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.
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Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening, needle work, and visiting with family and friends., Lou Wanda is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann (David) Sadro of Ubly, and Theresa (Dan) Hill of Bad Axe; two sons, Eugene Guza of Bad Axe, and Leon Guza Jr. and Karan of Bad Axe; and nine grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Sadro, Sarah and Kelsey Hill, Sloan, Kelsie and Darian Gross, and Rayne and Sommer Guza. Lou Wanda also is survived by her parents, William and Wanda Kipp of Snover; one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kipp of Marlette; and one sister, Betty (Dennis) Mausolf-Scharrer of Ruth., Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 in the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, with the Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe officiating., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Wednesday. Burial will be in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover. Memorials to the Family Discretionary Fund would be appreciated.
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Luella J. Makula, 79, of Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 5, 2008, in her home. She was a retired teacher at Waldron Elementary School. She was preceded by her husband Edwin, and brothers, Homer and Dwight Watkins. She is survived by sons, Doug (Jeanne) of Claypool, Ind. and Dennis (Dawn) of Blissfield; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Watkins and sister, Meredyth (Jim) Nott. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Chapel, 407 E. Lutz Road, Archbold, with Memorial Services at 3 p.m. Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Memorials are suggested to Archbold United Methodist Church.
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"TERRY" December 7, 2008, age 61. Terry passed away suddenly in Cleveland, Ohio awaiting the birth of his third grandchild. Beloved husband of Linda (nee McCann). Dear father of Brian (Shannon Rourke), Shannon Long (Mark) and Patrick (Sarah Dunne). Grandfather of Nicholas, Tessa and Tia. Brother of Michael (Donna), Colleen Carhart (Buzz) and Kevin (Donna). Brother-in-law of Rena Murphy, Eric McCann, Stuart McCann (Bonnie) and Barbara McCann (Hugh). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons, (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile) Sunday 2-6 p.m. with memorial service at 4 p.m. Memorial tributes to Karmanos Cancer Institute or Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
Saturday 3-7 pm. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Cancer Society. Share memories at: schrader-howell.com
• Robert Lee Mankoski, 60, of Fountain, died Saturday, Dec. 6. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington is in charge of arrangements....
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Margaret A. Dunn, 87, of Coldwater, died Tuesday Dec. 9, 2008 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility. She was born November 16, 1921 in LaCross, Kan. to Robert and Georgia (Jennings) Miller. Margaret married Earl Dunn in March 1946 in Coldwater. He preceded her in death March 7, 1981. She was life long member of the First Baptist Church in Coldwater. She enjoyed spending time with her family and helping others. She was employed by Southern Michigan Bank and Trust in Coldwater for 30 years. She is survived by sons Larry (Linda) Dunn of Austin, Minn., David (Lynn) Dunn of Bronson, Gary (Sue) Dunn of Galesburg and Jeff (Kathy) Dunn of Coldwater; eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Wilma Furney and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 4–6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at the Gillespie Funeral Home, Coldwater. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility or charity of ones choice. Visit www.gillespiefh.com to share thoughts and condolences with the family.
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Margaret Hopkins, 91, of Bronson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at the Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall. Margaret was born on April 10, 1917 to John and Zenna (Linsey) Hartman in Coldwater. She attended Coldwater schools. She married Maurice D. Hopkins on June 8, 1935 in Angola, Ind. She lived in Matteson Township nearly all of her life. Margaret was primarily a homemaker, but she did work at various jobs during her life. She worked for L.A. Darling, drove a rural bus route for Bronson schools and worked in housekeeping for the Community Health Center and the Coach Light Motel. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and loved to bake for their bake sales and bizarre. She played the washboard in the Good Time Band at the Burnside Senior Center. Margaret enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making hook rugs and fishing. She is survived by her son Jerry (Janetta) Hopkins of Burr Oak, daughter Sandra (John) Hohman of Evart, grandchildren David, Adam and Kelly (Vicky) Hopkins, Rachel (Mike) Wilson, Amy (Matt) Urick, Emily Hohman, Jim Shedd and Terry (Katrina) Shedd, great grandchildren William, Justen, Glenn, Blaine, Alicia, Corissa, and Elyse, brother LeRoy (Bonnie) Smith and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Maurice in 1982, daughter Linda Lee Hopkins in 1985, six sisters and four brothers. Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit. There will be additional visitation just prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Pastor Angel Rojas will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Holy Spirit. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been handled by the Putnam Funeral Home, 11 East Chicago Street, Coldwater, MI 49036.
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Marvel DeWitt, of Manton, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was 70. Marvel was a native of Cadillac, Michigan, and married Vern DeWitt of Holland in 1987 in Manton. She was active in the community an avid snowmobiler and loved being with her family. In addition to her husband Vern, she is survived by a son and four daughters; and by Vern’s children, Michelle DeWitt of Holland, Scott (Sheryl) DeWitt of Cedarville and Craig DeWitt; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be  on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made in Marvel’s name to the Veterans Trust Fund, c/o Manton V.F.W. Post. 7806.
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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 to 8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home.
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Mary Ellen Siler Schumacher, age 77,  died on Nov. 28, 2008, at her home in Melbourne, Fla., after a long illness. In accordance with her wishes, cremation and interment has taken place in Fountainhead Memorial Park, West Palm Bay, Fla. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held in the near future at the First Congregational Church of Bronson. At that time a full obituary will appear.
Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda's in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers and organized the annual fall craft show. She was an active member of the Bad Axe Seniors. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles and baking the best pies in town. In Maryland, she was known as the "pie lady" where she took her baked goods to the farmer's market., Mary is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn White of Shelby Township, Mrs. Tom (Maryanne) White of Fort Mill, S.C., and Mrs. Grant (Rosemarie) Bryant of Westover, Md.; six grandchildren, Kristina (David) Kloc, Thomas (Amy) White II, Kerry White and special friend, Ashford Harrigan, Kelly (Mark) Kessen, Jerry (Susan) White, and Theresa (Jeff) Waldron; and eight great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kurt and Brooke Kessen, Matthew, Emily and Jack Kloc, Emma and Julia White, and soon-to-be-born Bryce Waldron., Mary was preceded in death by one son, Jerome; and one son-in-law, Richard White., Cremation has taken place in Maryland. The funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners. The Rev. Stephen Fillion, pastor of the St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Cass City, officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery., Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly.
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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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BERGLAND, Mich. -- Mildred Mae Osborne Fruik Anderson, 92, of Bergland, died on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in &nbsp; Wakefield. She was called home just 10 days before her 93rd birthday.
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Ocie M. Dunkel, 86, of Mongo, Ind., died Dec. 11, 2008, at her residence. She had lived her lifetime in LaGrange County. Visitation will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, where funeral services  are at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will take place in Brighton Cemetery, Howe, Ind.
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EWEN, Mich. -- Olga Horalek, 97, of Ewen, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 8, 2008, at the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Ontonagon.
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Monday at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Road, (at Romeo Plank) In state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Private Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Retired from Ford Motor after 41 years. Worked at Country Club of Detroit from his youth until 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorials to National Kidney Foundation, Monastery of St. Therese & Capuchins. Memories to be shared at www.bcfh.com.
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Friday 12-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until a 10 a.m Mass at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blocks west of Inkster, 2 blocks south of Ford Rd.) Family suggests memorials to St. Dunstan Catholic Church.
Patricia Anne Proud, age 66, of Berlin Township died on December 8, 2008 in Dearborn at Oakwood Medical Center.
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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 www.legacy.com.
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Patricia Jane (Buehrer) Johnston passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born on Palm Sunday, March 20, 1921, in the Old Bixby Hospital, Adrian, Mich. She spent her early years in Palmyra, Mich., and later years in Toledo, Ohio and Adrian. She was a life-time member of the Adrian First Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Bidwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci, Michi. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m.  Memorials may be given to Daybreak Adult Day Services or the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.
• Paul Arnold "Bubba" Hinds, 43, of Brethren, died Dec. 3. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....
Pauline Wilson, 75, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning December 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. Born November 23, 1933 she was the daughter of Neil and Hansel (Riley) Wilson.
Beloved husband of Marianne Reinstein. Dear father of Gladys (Larry) Rockind and Mark (Anne) Reinstein. Loving grandfather of Neil (Karen) Rockind, Sandy Rockind, Carin Rockind, Joel Reinstein and Elizabeth Reinstein. Devoted great-grandfather of Aliya, Harley and Jaden. Dearest brother of the late Ernest Reinstein. SERVICES TODAY, 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE HEBREW MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit: www.thedorfmanchapel.com
Age 97. Husband of the late Gladys and Donna. Beloved father of Dorinda Ward, Joseph Wheat, Patty (George) Amey and Michael (Renee) Wheat. Also leaves many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Proud WWII Purple Heart Veteran. Visiting Friday 11 am until 1 pm service at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (Btw. 6-7 Mile). Interment Parkview Cemetery.
Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Son's Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Interment Cadillac Memorial Garden East. Share memories at wujekcalcaterra.com.
Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd at Common (12½ mile). In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to the I.H.M. Sisters Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave. , Monroe, Michigan 48162. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.
ROSENZVEIG RABBI CHARLES H
Beloved husband of Helen. Dearest father of Rabbi Eli (Chani), Martin (Suzi), Judy Rosenzveig and Dr. Adina (Eli) Novogrodsky. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. SERVICES FRIDAY 10 AM AT THE HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Interment in Jerusalem, Israel.
ROWLANDS JEREMY D
Saturday 2-9 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington. www.thayer-rock.com
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Ralph H. Wymer, age 75, of Adrian passed away Dec. 9, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. Ralph was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Toledo, the son of Charles and Florence (Sancraint) Wymer. In 1974, Ralph married Ruth Fick. Ralph loved to do jigsaw puzzles. He enjoyed his many friends at The Daily Bread. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his son, Bradley (Beth) Wymer; grandchildren, Sonya, Gabriel and Kathryn; sisters, Lillie Paisley, Lottie Turner and Edith Norton; and sister-in-law, Ione Wymer. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. The memorial service for Ralph will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at Wagley Funeral Home.
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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.
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Reyes Guadalupe Renteria, age 31, of Holland, died Sunday, December 7, 2008.  Rey was born on January 6, 1977 in Durango, Mexico.  He is the loving son of Francisca Flores and Juan Felix Renteria of Holland.  Rey was a wonderful son, husband, brother, uncle and friend and will be sadly missed by all.  He loved music, dancing and working on cars.  He is survived by his wife of eight and a half years, Oralia Renteria of Holland.  He was the loving brother of Maria (Cuca) and Juan Cruz of Holland, Maria Renteria of Juarez, Mexico, Gregorio and Juana Renteria of Durango Mexico, Jose Crispin and Patricia Renteria of Cohauila, Mexico, Luciano Renteria of Holland, Felix E. Renteria of Holland, Maria (Santa) and Jorge Santos of Hatch, New Mexico.  He is the loving uncle of 11 nephews; 11 nieces; three great-nephews and two great-nieces.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, at Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St., Holland with Deacon Juan Garcia officiating.  Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 5p.m. at the funeral chapel.  An online registry is available at www.notierverleelangeland.com.
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Robert H. “Mustache Bob” Bournes, age 76, of Blissfield died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Bob lived in Lenawee County all of his life and had many friends.  He is survived by his wife, Ann Bournes, six children, Debbie Gautz, Colleen Mitchell, Bill Bournes, Karen Bournes, Steve Bournes and Julie Tade; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at 2167 S. Rogers Highway, Palmyra, with Pastor Bart Tinder officiating. Interment will follow at West Madison Cemetery in Adrian.  Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
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Roland E. “Gene” Herbener, Kalamazoo, formerly of Hillsdale, died Dec. 6, 2008, in Portage. Gene was born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 5, 1923 to Harry N. Herbener and Helen (Miller) Herbener. He attended public schools in Newark, Del., graduating from high school in 1940. Prior to his entry into the Army of the United States in June 1943, he studied engineering for 2 1/2 years at the University of Delaware. He was particularly proud of his Army unit, the 475th Military Police Escort Guard Company, which sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on three round trips during the war bringing back German prisoners-of-war to the States. He wrote of these “non-adventures” in a book that appears on the Internet. After his retirement, he arranged a number of reunions of the company. After the war he completed a B.S. degree in chemistry and earned a teaching certificate at Western Michigan University under the G.I. Bill. He had married Thelma Jean VandenBerg of Kalamazoo while in the service and at the time of his Honorable Discharge from the Army had one son, Dr. Jon Herbener, a Pediatrician. The Herbeners had another son, Kurt Herbener, deceased in 1992, and a daughter, Beth Hoffman, who preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2008. In addition to Jon, one daughter survives, Jane Herbener of Portage. Other survivors include a daughter-in-law, Seibra (Mrs. Jon) (Salisbury) Herbener and a granddaughter, Lynne (Mrs. Jake) Neukom of Hillsdale and a grandson, Ted Hoffman in New Jersey, and three great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Holly, died in 1992. Mr. Herbener taught mathematics and science at Fennville (Mich.) High School for three years before returning to the University of Delaware to earn a M.S. in Organic Chemistry using the balance of his G.I. Bill educational eligibility. He returned to Fennville for a fourth year. He taught in Fennville and Trenton (Mich.) high schools for a total of 12 years. During this time in the summers he did further graduate work funded by the National Science Foundation this culminating in an M.S.T. in Chemistry Teaching from the University of New Hampshire in 1962. Professor Herbener entered the ranks of college teachers in the fall of 1961 at Hillsdale College (Mich) where he was chairman of the chemistry department for 31 years. He pursued research in nitrogen heterocycles as a part of pre-doctoral studies in Chemistry at Ohio University during the 1960s. In addition to his love for Organic Chemistry, in the late ‘60s he became interested in computers and their application to the teaching of Chemistry. Commencing in the ‘70s he taught a beginning class in programming, at first in BASIC, later in FORTRAN. This he often referred to as “computing for poets” since it permitted him to teach students from fields other than those in the sciences. He retired from Hillsdale College as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in 1992. After his retirement Mr. and Mrs. Herbener flew to England, France and Germany. Commencing in 1993 they took several trips to visit his cousins in Germany. Over the duration of three years they took cruises on the Rhine, Mosel and Danube Rivers. Mrs. Herbener preceded her husband in death in 1997 after more than 52 years of marriage. After retirement, Mr. Herbener was President of the Mitchell Library Board and later an active member of the Hillsdale Community Library Board. He also pursued his interests in digital photography, genealogy and military history. Mr. Herbener has been cremated and his ashes, with military honors, will join those of his wife in Fort Custer National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Hillsdale Community Library.
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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Friday 1-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N of 12 Mile), Warren with a Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Louis the King Church, Detroit, until Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
SHIRLEY PURVIS MIDLAND Shirley Purvis, age 65, of Midland, and formerly of Kingston and Sandusky, passed away at her home on November 30. Shirley enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, cooking and providing a loving home for all friends and family. Her greatest love and passion were caring for her husband Robert and her two sons, David and Matthew. Shirley was born on July 7, 1943 at Peterborough, England to the late Earl and Violet (Lake) Barr. On April 20, 1963 she married Robert Purvis, he preceded her in death on August 6, 1984 She is survived by her sons, David (Linda) of Troy and Matthew (Rebecca) of Houghton Lake; grandchildren Morgan, Madeline, Kayla; sister Diana Barr of Sandusky, Michigan; special friend Bob Maidens of Midland; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family will be holding a special memorial service in her honor at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider The American Heart Association. Smith-Miner Funeral Home has been assisting the family through this time of need.
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69, of Carmel, IN, formerly of Ann Arbor. Dear former wife of Harvey R. Singer. Beloved mother of the late David Aaron Singer and daughter of the late Frank and Elinor Pankewicz. Devoted sister of Roger Pankewicz. Also survived by many other loving family members and a world of devoted friends. Services were held in Indiana. Contributions can be made to the David Aaron Singer Memorial Fund, 6735 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Local arrangements by THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, 248-406-6000 or visit: www.thedorfmanchapel.com
SMITH ANNA MAY
Age 94 of Bloomfield Hills, December 10, 2008. Loving wife of the late George. Dear mother of Barbara (Bob) Vogt, Robert Smith, Susan (Mark) Aulie and Lauri Westman. Survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was an artist, painter and golfer at Pine Lake Country Club. She was an active member of her church and community. The family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Mrs. Smith will lie in state Saturday, December 13, 2008 1 p.m. at the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington, Franklin, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Franklin Community Church. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
STEPHENS WATROUS CHRISTINE
Friday 4-8 p.m. Memorials suggested to Fentress County Food Bank, P.O. Box 67, Allardt, TN 38504 or Scholarship Fund AAUW, Ann Arbor Branch, P.O. Box 2806, Ann Arbor MI 48106. Expressions of sympathy may be made at kaulfuneralhome.com
Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills, 2675 John R. in Rochester Hills. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share your thoughts and memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com
Salle Lou Nutter joined the heavenly chorus Tuesday, December 9, 2008, departing peacefully from her Lambertville, Michigan home at the age of 75.
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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Scott D. Booms 1975-2008 Scott David Booms, 33, Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on April 9, 1975 in Harbor Beach to Daniel and Marjorie (Lemanski) Booms. He was united in marriage to Michelle Rick on November 10, 1994 in Helena. Scott loved bowling, hunting, fishing and practicing sports with the kids, especially baseball, hockey, softball and soccer. He was the foreman for Booms Construction, was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena and a member of St. Anthony's Men's Club. He is survived by his wife, Shelly; children, Cody James Booms, Nicole Sue Booms, Derek Matthew Booms and Alicia Marie Booms, all of Harbor Beach; parents, Dan and Marge Booms, Harbor Beach; brother, Gary (Terra) Booms, Harbor Beach and Rick (Rachel) Booms, Ruth; sisters, Sally Hazel, Harbor Beach and Sandy (Robert) Behnke, Bad Axe; in-laws, Mike and Sue Rick, Harbor Beach; brother-in-law, Matt (Stacy) Rick, Bad Axe; grandparents, Leona Lemanski, Al (Sal) Rick and Donna Roberts; nieces and nephews, C.J. Hazel, Danielle Booms, Camryn Booms, Garrison Booms, Mason Booms, Reese Booms, Nolan Rick, Noelle Rick and Nate Rick. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel F. (Danny) Booms Jr. in 1995. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena, with Fr. Peter Nwokoye officiating. Cremation took place following the funeral at Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City. Internment took place in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to his children's scholarship fund. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Shirley A. Wood of Gladwin, formerly of Pontiac passed away Dec. 2, 2008 at the age of 74.
Shirley J. Sheyachich 1948-2008 Shirley Jean Sheyachich, 60, died Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Genesys Medical Center in Grand Blanc. Until her recent illness, she was a resident of the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe since 2000. Shirley was born September 5, 1948 in Detroit to the late Walter and Elsie (Wikenczy) Sheyachich. She moved from Warren to Huron County in 2000 to be near her family. She loved her job at Thumb Industries in Bad Axe. She was active in and out of the nursing home and everyone loved to see her happy smile. She enjoyed bingo and playing Old Maid with her nieces and nephews, especially "Bob." She is survived by her brother, Jerry (Nancy), Linden; sister, Mariane (Frank) Briesmeister, Caseville; nieces and nephews, Bob, Jerilyn, Amy, Joe, Kathy and SanDee and many great-nieces and great-nephews and friends who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elsie and nephew, Tom. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with Fr. Kenneth Yaroch presiding. Burial took place with her parents at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. Memorials may be made to the family, St. Roch Building Fund or the Huron County Medical Care Facility. Condolences may be shared at
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Sylvia B. Suomi, 97, of Ironwood, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2008, in Hurley.
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8, 2008, age 45. Loving husband of Terri for five years. Beloved son of Don and Nancy. Brother of Terri Guibord and Diane (Dave) Mullins. Uncle of 2 nieces and 5 nephews. Family will receive friends at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Fri, Dec 12, 2008 12-8pm. Funeral service Sat, Dec 13, 2008 10:30am at the funeral home. Please leave the family a message at: www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
THRASHER MARY L
Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Service Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
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Memorial Services for Thomas Leroy “Tom” Matteson, 62, of Elkhart Ind., formerly of Tecumseh, will be held at the Britton Congregational Christian Church on Dec. 13, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the church with services starting at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon. A complete obituary appeared in the Nov. 30 issue of The Daily Telegram. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
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Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36200 Five Mile Rd. one mile w. of Farmington Rd. Sunday 1-9 pm with a Scripture Service 7:00 pm. In state St Kenneth Catholic Church, 13951 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth (South of Five Mile), Monday until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorial to Alzheimer's Association or American Cancer Society.
VELLUCCI RICHARD J
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Vincent J. Zaborowski, 38, passed away suddenly Dec. 3, 2008 at his home in Howard City.
Virginia M. Powers, 83, of Monroe died Saturday at Sentara Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg, Virginia.
"BANKER" Beloved husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Rodney Alexander Wolton and Nicole Wolton. Loving brother of the late Rudy Wolton. Dear uncle of Sasha Wolton. Services Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.
WONIEWSKI JOHN M
Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.
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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.
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Walter E. Davis, 62, of Howe, Ind., died Dec. 9, 2008 at his home.   According to his wishes, cremation will take place.  Arrangements were handled by the Carney-Frost Funeral Home of LaGrange, Ind.
Ward Russell, age 65 years, of Temperance, MI, died Monday in The Toledo Hospital.
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 waresmithwoolever.com Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors Midland, Michigan
William A. (Wibby) (Red) Hurley, age 71 of Dundee, died at 2:00 AM, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at his home suddenly.
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William R. “Bill” Van Zile, age 64, of 106 W. Congress St., Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2008, at home. He was born March 30, 1944, in Sturgis, a son of the late Roy and Mabel Mary (Chandal) Van Zile. William was a resident of Sturgis most of his life, except for time he spent in the military and a few years when he lived in Kalamazoo. He was employed by Abbot Laboratories where he was currently on sick leave. On Dec. 12, 1964, at the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene he married Judy M. Childress-Shelden.  She preceded him in death in April of 2008. William was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam era.  He was a member of the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene and always had a passion for high school sports.  He was involved with the Athletic Booster Club and was an usher for many Western Michigan University games. William had a zest for life, was happy, and was known to clown around or play little pranks on his family and friends. Surviving are: two sons, Kipp (Candie) Van Zile and Shawn Van Zile and fiancee, Ginger Bowen, all of Sturgis; three grandchildren, Matthew and Mariah Gomez and Michelle Van Zile; sister, Mary (David) Dow of Kansas, Okla.; and his step-mother, Farrell Van Zile. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, George L. Van Zile. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene, 70031 S. Lakeview, Sturgis.  Funeral services celebrating the life of William Van Zile will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the church with The Rev. John Shoup, officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Church of the Nazarene.  Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis, MI 49091, who is in charge of the arrangements. His obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
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William “Bill” Czmer, age 92, of Adrian died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.