Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 12/31/08




ALBERT L. MCCOON MARLETTE Albert L. McCoon passed away peacefully among family and friends Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Marlette Hospice House. He was born August 18, 1929 in Fairgrove, son to the late James B. and Edith (Sangster) McCoon, and lived in Marlette since early childhood. He was a life-long resident of Tuscola County. He married Naomi Crisan on his birthday, August 18, 1951 in Bad Axe and they raised five wonderful children. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Marlette area and were members of the Tuscola County Retarded Children's Association. He drove bus for Marlette Schools for over 30 years and also drove for the Marlette Athletic teams for most of that time. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his sons; Robert McCoon of Davie, Florida, Donnie McCoon of Marlette and Allen McCoon of Marlette, daughter; Deborah (Don) Bonwell of Rogers, Arkansas, grandchildren; Chase and Kendra Bonwell of Rogers, Arkansas and Tony Bonwell of Warren, Michigan, sisters; Linda Gomes of Marlette, Carole Dalrymple of Flint, Sister-in-law; Johanna McCoon of Marlette and many special nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death in October by his wife of 57 years, Naomi his daughter; Janet, his parents, his brothers; Robert and Jack McCoon and sister Joyce Cook. Funeral services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Pastor Hubert Howell officiating. Internment was held in Siple Cemetery, Marlette, MI. Donations made be made to the Family or Marlette Hospice. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI.

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ARDATH E. MALTBY MARLETTE Ardath E. Maltby, age 96, of Marlette, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette. Mrs. Maltby lived in Marlette with her daughter Joan and was previously from the Flint area. She was born August 12, 1912 in Reed City, daughter to the late Louis and Betsy (McLachlan) McDonald. She married John McKay in 1935 who was an instructor at GMI for 20 years, he died in 1967. She then married Earl Maltby in 1974. He was a CPA at Dupuis & Ryden for 35 years and he died in 1993. Ardath was an elementary principal in the Flint School District for 29 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Michigan Retired School Personnel and Community Presbyterian Church in Flint. She enjoyed reading , gardening and most of all, her family. She is survived by her daughter; Joan Jensen of Marlette, son; Charles (Sandra) McKay of Swartz Creek, brother; Eldon (Elayne) McDonald of Kaleva, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother Donald McDonald and sisters; Katherine Williams and Alta Shore. Ardath had a beautiful Christian life, full of sunshine and cheer, dispensing comfort and consolation wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. in the Marlette First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating. Memorials may be donated to Marlette First Presbyterian Church or American Diabetic Association. Special thanks to Marlette Extended Care Facility and staff. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI. (989) 635-3658.

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Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Service 12:00 noon at the Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke (S. of 22 Mile Rd.) in Shelby Twp. Share online condolences at 



Albert H. Pack

Mr. Albert H. Pack, 88, of Grand Rapids, and formerly of Ludington, passed away Monday, Dec. 29. Albert honorably served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart with an Oa... 



Arlene Rose Markuson

Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:58 PM 

MARENISCO, Mich. -- Arlene Rose Markuson, 69, of Elbow Lake, Marenisco Township, passed away on Christmas Day, Dec., 25, 2008, after a lengthy and courageous battle with emphysema, with her family at her side.



Arthur L. Steinman 

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




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Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile with a 7 p.m. Service. Committal Prayers Saturday 11 a.m. at Clinton Grove Cemetery in Mt. Clemens. Donations to Make-A-Wish are appreciated. Share memories at



Barbara Ann "Barbie" Bradford

Barbara Ann "Barbie" Bradford, 82, a longtime resident of the City of Belding passed away early Tuesday morning Dec. 30, 2008 at Metron of Belding.



Barbara Lindower, 81

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 5:21 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Barbara “Bobbie”A. Lindower, age 81, of Holland, died Friday, December 26, 2008, at the Resthaven Care Center.  She was born February 16, 1927 in Fostoria, Ohio, to Olin and Nellie (Snyder) Fruth and came to Holland in 1965.  Bobbie attended Bowling Green University and was an elementary school teacher in Ohio.  She married Lester L. Lindower in 1946. Bobbie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holland, the Woman’s Literary Club and enjoyed quilting, traveling and playing Bridge.  She is survived by daughters, Carol and Steve Browe of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Cheryl and Mark Armstrong of Lynchburg, Virginia; a son, John Lindower of Saugatuck; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband , Lester, in 1993; sisters, Donna Fruth and Margaret Masters; brothers, Joseph and David Fruth.  Memorial services will be  2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church of Holland, 57 W. 10th St., Holland.  Memorials may be given to Resthaven Care Center.  Please visit www.lifestorynet .com  to read Bobbie’s life story, sign a guest register or leave a memory for the family.  Arrangements are by the Mulder Chapel of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 188 W. 32nd St., Holland.  



Betty I. Harris

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:32 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Betty I. Harris, 67, of Gorham St., Morenci, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Medina Township, to Herbert D. and Helen Mae (Eichler) Bryan.  Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eagle Funeral Home - Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Robert Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Great Lakes Hospice.  Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences at



Bill Robinette

Bill Robinette, 76, passed away at his home in Gladwin on Dec. 20, 2008. 



Bonnie M. Garvey

Mrs. Bonnie M. Garvey, 66, of Branch, passed away at her home on Thursday, Dec. 25. Bonnie was born in Muskegon on April 13, 1942 to Clyde and Virginia (Christensen) Crain. On Feb. 9, 1973 she married...



Bryn Elizabeth Pieschel Cooper

Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:59 PM

DENVER, Colo. --   Bryn Elizabeth Pieschel Cooper, 29, of Denver, Colo. and formerly of Ironwood, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, following an 8-month battle with leukemia.




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at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. In state Friday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover (N. of 13 Mile Rd.) Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memories to be shared at



Carmen H. Wild

Sunday, December 28, 2008 12:02 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Carmen H. Wild, 94, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born in Clinton, Mich., on Dec. 10, 1914, to Charles H. and Nellie J. (Embler) Fabrique. On Sept. 2, 1939, she married Harold F. Wild in Clinton. Harold preceded her in death in 1990. She was a 50-year member of the Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and participated in the Ladies Association and Fellowship, and the sewing group for Healthy Babies and Happy Mothers. Carmen was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star, and a member of Zonta as well as belonging to the ladies clubs at the Elks, Moose and Eagles. Carmen ran her own business, “Carmen Ceramics,” where she taught many people the art of ceramics. She loved her many dogs, especially Inka. She and Harold enjoyed many years at their home in Traverse City. Carmen is survived by her two children, Sondra L. (Larry) Carnahan of Onsted, and Charles F. (Dee Ann) Wild of Pinckney; her seven grandchildren, Shawn (Rose) Carnahan, Renee (Paul) Stewart, Kim (Mel) Herbert, Nathan (Lisa) Wild, Melissa Wild, Matthew Wild, and Megan Wild. Also surviving are her six great-grandchildren, Kellie Carnahan and Elizabeth Bell, Amy and James Stewart, Ella and Reese Wild, two step-great-grandchildren, Cody and Shawna Herbert, three step-great-great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law Leo (Barb) Wild and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Carmen was preceded in death by a sister, a step-sister, and four step-brothers. Funeral services for Carmen will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Wagley Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Oxtoby officiating. Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Sunday, Dec. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in Carmen’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.



Carol (Trinity) Miller

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Carol (Trinity) Miller, 54, of Allen, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing.  Born Feb. 22, 1954 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Bernard and Ceola (Karch) Trinity. Carol graduated from L’Anse Cruese High School in Mount Clemens and earned a Masters Degree in Education at Western Michigan University. She belonged to St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale and was actively involved in 4-H and the Reading High School Band Boosters. Her hobbies included quilting and photography. She is survived by her husband, Martin Miller, whom she married May 27, 1977; two daughters, Dr. Danielle Miller of Lansing, Ceola Miller of Allen; one brother, Philip Trinity of Columbus, Ohio; and one grandson, Xavier Guild. Her parents preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Father Ioane Sigarara officiating. Visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday until time of service. Interment at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glencoe Pa., will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Church.



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.



Clarence Paul Jerumbo

• Clarence Paul Jerumbo, 91, of Manistee, died Dec. 25 in Texas. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



Cleve Love Dec. 29, 2008

Cleve Love, 79, of Monroe died at 5:10 this morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital. 



Cleve Love May 5, 1929-Dec. 29, 2008

Cleve Love, age 79, of Monroe, MI passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 in Mercy Memorial Hospital after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. 



Cynthia Rose Rambow Attica Cynthia Rose Rambow, age 50, of Attica formerly of Warren, passed away Tuesday (December 23, 2008). She was born November 29, 1958 in Dearborn, Michigan to Vincent (Willie Faye Lively) Girardi. Cynthia married Kevin Charles Rambow on September 1, 1978 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Roseville, MI. Cynthia was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Rambow worked as a cashier at Meijer in Lapeer for 8 years. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Charles Rambow of Attica, her daughters; Jennifer Ashley Rambow of Grand Blanc and Pamela Nicole Rambow of Attica, Father, Vincent Girardi of Port Huron and her brother, John Girardi of Harper Woods. Memorial contributions to the family. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Burial took place at the Attica Township Cemetery.

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Friday 2:30-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel—Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park (corner of Goddard). Funeral service Friday 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit on-line guestbook at




Age 69. Beloved husband of Barbara. Dear father of Chad, Charise, Laura (Kraig) and Dan (Maureen). Loving grandfather of Candice, Heather, Allen, Coly and Lucas. Dear brother of Joann Ray and Virginia Lang. Visiting Friday 2-9 p.m. Memorial Services Saturday morning at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btw 6-7 Mile) 313-531-1888.



David McConnell

McConnell, David Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare at the age of 43 years. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Saginaw News by W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd.




Friday 3-9 p.m. and Service Saturday 10 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to the charity of donor's choice. Share your memories at



Della Elizabeth Rothman Dec. 9, 1916-Dec. 24, 2008

Della Elizabeth Rothman, 92 of Monroe, died at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday at Brookdale Sterling House of Monroe where she had lived since November 2003. 



Doris E. Warne Lapeer Doris E. Warne, of Lapeer, formerly of Highland Park, passed away Monday (December 22, 2008). She was blessed with 90 years of independence. She was born May 24, 1918 in Anaconda, Montana to Emil and Alma (Gustafoson Johnson) Hilmer. Mrs. Warne worked as a physical therapist at Henry Ford Hospital then later at the Detroit Institute of Arts theater department. She and her husband were longterm members of the VASA Club in Lapeer. She is survived by her daughter, Karen A. (Dr. Michael Russell and his sister Vickie Johns and niece Kori Johns) Warne, grandson Joshua Warne Russell, brother-in-law, Harry Warne and many faithful caring friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Herman S. Warne and her parents, Emil F. Hilmer and Alma Julia Gustafoson Johnson Hilmer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday (December 27, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral

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Doris Susan Skinner

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Doris Susan Skinner, 87, passed away Dec. 27, 2008, at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. She was born to Frank Miller and Anna Mae Case in Bridgewater, Mich. She married Eugene Skinner in Tecumseh; he preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by two daughters, Dianna (Virgil) Smith of Brooklyn, Donna McCarley of Manitou Beach; one son, Douglas (Louise) Skinner of Ambridge, Pa.; grandchildren, Tina Walker, Heidi (Mike) Trouten, Trisha Dart, Samantha McCarley, Tracy McCarley, Sean Skinner and Katie Skinner; great-grandchildren, Anthony Sturtevant, Amber Clymer, Amanda Trouten, Nicole, Sky and Hunter Dart, Dakota, Cannon and Daisha Mattson, and Alexis and Alisha McCarley. Preceeded in death by her parents and sister, Dorothy Horn. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. at J Gilbert Purse Funeral Home – Tecumseh, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jackson and Oakland, One Jackson Square, 4th floor, Jackson, MI 49201. Condolences may be offered to the family online at



EVELYN M. BRINKER SANDUSKY Evelyn M. Brinker, age 82, of Sandusky, died Thursday December 25, 2008 in the Sanilac Medical Care Facility. She was born August 26, 1926 in Carsonville the daughter of the late Harry and Leona (Schommer) Willis. She married Rex E. Brinker on October 6, 1945 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death January 9, 2008. Mrs. Brinker enjoyed her family and working cross word puzzles. She is survived by two sons; Roger (Judy) Brinker of Lexington and Barry (Susan) Brinker of Deckerville, 10 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Also, three brothers; Harry Willis, Jack Willis, and William Willis all of Port Sanilac, one sister; Mrs. Jamie Hodges of Carsonville and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son Kevin, and two brothers, Ken Willis and Robert Willis. Memorial services for Mrs. Evelyn M. Brinker will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeralhome, with Mr. James Beattie officiating. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm unti lthe time of service on Sunday. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice. Arrangements made by Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville, MI

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Edith V. Ryan

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Edith V. Ryan, 85, of Hillsdale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  She was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Reading to Olin and Vera (Fisher) Foulk.  She was married July 15, 1945, to Rex C. Ryan and he survives. Edith was a 1940 graduate of Reading High School, she received a bachelor’s degree in 1945 from Michigan State Normal School (Eastern Michigan University) and her master’s degree from Michigan State University.  She taught for 23 years in Reading schools, for three years in Jonesville schools and coached girls basketball in Jonesville.  Edith was a member of the Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, Farm Bureau, the Retired Teachers Association and was a 4-H Leader. Besides her husband Rex, she is survived by a daughter, Susan (Jerald) Belding of Jonesville; three sisters, Donna (Bernard) Reed of North Adams, Lorene (Burton) Ladd of Litchfield and Cleo (Glen) Wallace of Hillsdale; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Reynolds Foulk of Hillsdale, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Edith was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Patricia VanCamp and a brother, Doug Foulk. Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home with Rodney Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Reading.  The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 - 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Reading High School.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit



Edward A. Miller Jr. Jan. 20, 1949-Dec. 24, 2008

Edward A. "The Professor" Miller, Jr., 59 of Monroe, died Wednesday 10:45 a.m. at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. He had been seriously ill for 10 days.



Edwin Robert 'Bob' McKnight Jr.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:28 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Edwin Robert “Bob” McKnight Jr., age 80, of Pittsford passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Kison’s Country Care Home in Hudson. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Hudson with Pastor Ray Wightman officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the church or Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson. View complete obituary and send condolences to the family at



Emerald M. "Peggy" Baker Jan. 14, 1916-Dec. 26, 2008

Emerald M. "Peggy" Baker, age 92, of Monroe, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in Mercy Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Peggy was born Jan. 14, 1916 in Manitowoc, WI, the daughter of the late Capt. Arthur and Margarethe (Hawthorn) Forbes. 



Ethel Jane Nash

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:35 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ethel Jane Nash, 65, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  She was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Quincy, Ill., to Harry Neal and Hazel Anita (White) Sherrick.  She was married to George William “Bill” Nash on July 27, 1963 in Bowen, Ill.  He passed away Aug. 21, 2008. Jane was the co-owner and operator of Nash Hallmark, Jill’s Office Supply and Nash Drugs. She was a 1963 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, friend and businesswoman. In 1994, she won the Athena Award, an award recognizing women for professional excellence. In addition, she was the Hillsdale Hospice Board Chairperson, United Methodist Church member and chair of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, member of the Hillsdale College Women’s Commissioners, former member of Jaycees and American Association of University Women.  She served many years as room mother for her two sons. Surviving  are two sons, Bill (Stephanie) Nash of Naperville, Ill., and Brad (Kerri) Nash of Hillsdale; four grandsons, Alex, Andy, Coby and Sam; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandra (David) Schuldt of Iowa City; and one brother and sister-in-law,, John (Brenda) Sherrick of Bettendorf, Iowa; three nieces, Lisa (Bob) Barleen, Michelle (Will) Adcock and Andrea Sherrick; and one nephew, Brian (Kelly) Sherrick and three grandnephews. Memorial services for Jane Nash will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Hillsdale officiated by the Revs. David Schuldt and Curtis Jensen.  Private interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale.  The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-9 p.m. Friday from at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Hillsdale County Community Foundation, 52 E. Bacon, Hillsdale, MI 49242, Hospice of Hillsdale, 168 S. Howell St. , Hillsdale, The Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. S.W., Rochester, MN 55905, or charity of donor’s choice.  To view this obituary and send condolences visit  




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Florence E. Tippin-Ewing Jan. 9, 1915-Dec. 27, 2008

Florence E. Tippin-Ewing, age 93, of Monroe, MI and formerly of Mt. Blanchard, OH died at 8:41 pm on Saturday, December 27, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, MI. 



Flossie W. Malovey

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:49 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Flossie W. Malovey, age 94, of Bronson, died early Monday morning, Dec. 29, 2008 at Country Meadows Adult Foster Care Home in Montgomery, Michigan. She had been in failing health. Flossie was born March 13, 1914 in Bronson, daughter of Frank and Helen (Smoker) Herman and was a lifelong Bronson resident. She married Leonard Malovey on September 29, 1934 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bronson. Leonard died in 1974. Flossie first worked for ten years at the former Bronson Reel Company. She then took time off to raise her children. She then went to work at the former Bronson Hunsicker’s Motel. She was the manager of the former Heffner’s Five Cent to One Dollar store in Bronson for 20 years, then at Barr’s Five Cent to One Dollar store in Coldwater for six years before she retired. She enjoyed crocheting, tatting, reading and doing puzzles. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson, the Rosary Society and the Sacred Heart Society. Surviving are her daughters Virginia Ernsberger of Coldwater and Beverly and Alan “Butch” Weaver of Bronson; grandchildren Melissa (Kent) Stoneburner of Wheaton, Ill., Marchelle Rzepka of Lansing, Mark Weaver of Lansing and Cheryl (Tom) Back of Union City; six great grandchildren; her sisters Mamie Powell in Arizona and Elberta Kolassa of Bronson and her nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Flossie Malovey will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson with Rev. Fr. Richard A. Fritz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Prayers before Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kolcz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Kolcz Funeral Home from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church.



Frances John

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 2:06 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Frances “Fran”John, 99, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon Dec. 30, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 24, 1909, in Chicago, a daughter to the late August and Martha (Tessner) Schlage. Fran had resided in Sturgis since 1945 coming from Chicago. On July 2, 1927, she married Richard John in Chicago. He died Dec. 4, 1983. She had been employed as a switchboard operator for the Kirsch Company in Sturgis for 16 years retiring in 1971. Fran had attended Chicago public schools and she was an active member of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sturgis. Fran enjoyed volunteering her time with the Lutheran Ladies Mission Circle and the Sturgis Hospital Guild. She is survived by five grandchildren, Doug (Cathy) Hopkins of Sturgis, Bruce Hopkins of Sturgis, Gwen (Bob) Kryder of Colon, Sue Donaldson of Sturgis and David Hopkins of Sturgis; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, one daughter; Lois Kreitzer, two brothers; Edward Schlage and August Schlage and two sisters; Clara Sickinger and Jean Cauwels preceded her in death. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where services celebrating the life of Frances John will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Paul Stern will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is handling the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. John’s memory consider the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The obituary is also at  



Frances Lederle Schulte

Frances Lederle Schulte, 87, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Scottville, passed away on Dec. 29. Born in Milwaukee, Wisc. on June 14, 1921 to Archie and Elizabeth (Dickey) Lederle, she was a graduate of ...



Francile (Baer)McGee

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 2:03 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Francile (Baer) McGee, age 89, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2008, at her home in Texas. She was born and raised in Sturgis, Mich., graduating from Sturgis High School with the Class of 1937. She was a daughter to the late Clarence and Bessie Baer of Sturgis. Surviving are two daughters and two sons in Texas, Michael (Jeanne)McGee of Katy, Douglas (Kitty)McGee and Janet Dauer of San Antonio and Kathy (Ray)Garcia of San Antonio; two sisters, Janet (Baer)Thorna of Manlius, New York, and Lois (Dick)Runyan of Sturgis; and a number of grandchildren in Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene McGee and a daughter, Jeanne Cantu. Interment took place Dec. 28 at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by the Porter-Loring Mortuary, 2102 M. Loop 1604, San Antonio, Texas.  



Frank "Fritz" Peter Zulski Sr., 89

Frank "Fritz" Peter Zulski Sr., 89, of Larks Lake was called home to his Lord on Dec. 30, 2008, with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side.



Frank J. Pieper, Jr. 

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



Frank J. Rorke, Jr. March 11, 1926-Dec. 27, 2008

Frank J. Rorke, Jr., age 82, of Woodland Beach, died December 27, 2008. 



Frank Thomas Schulte Jr. April 22, 1927-Dec. 27, 2008

Frank Thomas Schulte Jr, age 81 of Three Rivers, MI passed away Saturday, December 27th, 2008 at his home.



Franklin Sassaman

SASSAMAN, Franklin W., M.D. Of Kalamazoo Dr. Franklin W. Sassaman, III, died Sunday evening, December 28, 2008, at his home. Frank was born September 29, 1937, in Charlotte, Michigan, the son of Rebecca N. (Elles) and Franklin W. Sassaman, Jr. He was a graduate of Charlotte High School, attended Albion College from 1955-58, University of Michigan Medical School from 1958-62, served an internship at University of Maryland-Baltimore from 1962-63, served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1963-65, and returned to University of Michigan for his Masters of Ophthalmology. He came to Kalamazoo in 1968 and began his Ophthalmology practice with Marshall & Sassaman, PC. He then established Sassaman Singer Eye Center, PC and after 40 devoted years of practice, retired in 2008. His professional affiliations included Michigan Ophthalmological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmologists, Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine and the American Medical Association. Frank had a tremendous joy for life and passion for serving his patients and the community at large. All who knew him were touched by his sense of humor and kindness. He loved art and was a member and served as President of the Board of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. He enjoyed classical music and served on the Board of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. He enjoyed golfing and was a member and served on the Board of the Kalamazoo Country Club. Frank also enjoyed snow skiing, jogging and traveling. On March 10, 1990, Frank was united in marriage to Marilyn (Crowley) LaBelle, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Margaret "Meg" Sassaman of Seattle, WA, Tyler Sassaman of Minneapolis, MN and Julianna Sassaman of San Francisco, CA; step-children, Renee LaBelle of Scottsdale, AZ, Kristin LaBelle and husband Ben Humphrey of Mt. Pleasant, MI and Alicia LaBelle and husband Jeff Klinger of Elmhurst, IL; grandchildren, Noah, Quinn, Georgia and Max Humphrey, Kennerly and Cosette Klinger; his mother, Rebecca Sassaman of Gun Lake; brother and sisters, David (Josie) Sassaman of Gun Lake, Julie (Richard) Humphrey of Denver, CO, Margie (Kenneth) VanderVelde of Kalamazoo and Carey (Brad) Spotts of Sarasota, FL; nieces and nephews, Eric (Loretta) Sassaman, Joe (Cindy) Sassaman, Doug Sassaman, Brooke (Kristi) Humphrey, Scott Humphrey, Matt (Irina) Humphrey, Annie (Scott) Bruene and Betsy VanderVelde. Frank was preceded in death by his father. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12-2 & 5-7 PM and on Saturday from 10-11 AM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street. A memorial service to celebrate Frank's life will be held at 11:00 Saturday morning at the Westside Chapel with Chaplain Theda McBryde officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank's memory be directed to the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Hospice Care of SW Michigan, or W.K. Kellogg Eye Center (envelopes will be available at the chapel). Please see for online obituary, condolences and register book.



GARTH FREDERIC ENDERS SANDUSKY Garth Frederic Enders, age 65, of Sandusky, died Friday, December 19, 2008 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan. He was born May 8, 1943 in Capac, Michigan the son of the late Frederic and Francis (Jurn) Enders. He was a 1961 graduate of Capac High School, and attended Michigan State University. Garth married Dorene Burgett on February 23, 1985 in Ruby, Michigan. He was a District Manager for K-Mart for many years. He also worked at the Port Huron Times Herald and then at Eagle Window & Doors in Lewiston, MI. He is survived by his wife Dorene, daughter; Dianna Enders of South Carolina, son; Daniel Enders of Texas, stepsons; Todd Hurlburt of Algonac, Phil Hurlburt of St. Clair, Steven Hurlburt of Adrian, stepdaughter; ReaAnn Ready of Birch Run and8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son David Enders in 1990. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorial services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Rev. Colin Stover officiating. Memorial suggestion to the family. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, (810) 648-2244.

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Age 63, December 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Carole. Loving father of Thomas J. Jr. and Kimberly Raup. Loving grandfather of Morgan, Richard and Norbert. Brother-in-law of Janice and James. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may share memories with the family at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian Saturday 3-9 p.m. Scripture Service Saturday 7 p.m.



George R. Meinke

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George R. Meinke, age 91, of Adrian died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Wauwatosa, Wis., to John A. and Freida A. (Piske) Meinke. On April 26, 1946, he married Eleanor Gartman. She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 2007. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. George had been employed by Uarco. He had been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was actively involved in the church’s tape ministry to the shut-in members. He was a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and an active member of the Adrian Amateur Radio Club. He enjoyed constructing his own radio equipment and working on projects around the house.  George is survived by three sons, Roger Meinke and his wife, Pamela, of Adrian, Thomas Meinke and his wife, Evelyn, of Blissfield and Michael Meinke of Jasper; a sister-in-law, Virginia Meinke of Denham Springs, La.; four grandchildren, Christine Meinke of Portland, Ore., and Brian Meinke of Adrian, Traver Meinke of Blissfield and Jeffrey Peterson of Manitou Beach. In addition to his wife, Eleanor, he was preceded in death by his parents, three grandchildren, Steven, Jennifer and Gregory Meinke, and a brother, Arthur Meinke. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at 2 p.m., at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Joel Surrault, of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the service at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.



Georgia M. Pope March 21, 1921-Dec. 26, 2008

Georgia M. Pope, 87 of Pontiac formerly of Monroe, died at 6 p.m. Friday at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital where she had been since Dec. 24. She had been in declining health for the last year.Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m.



Gerald A. Perkins

Gerald A. Perkins, 90, of Portage died Wednesday morning Dec. 17, 2008. 



Gloria Mann

MANN, Gloria (Horn) Age 80 Of Mottville Twp. Passed away Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at her home. Gloria graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1946. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Services will be held at Trinity Missionary Church in Constantine at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 3rd. A complete obituary may be viewed and on-line condolences may be sent at



Gloria N. Mann

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Gloria N. Mann, 80, of Mottville Township, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. She was born in Bagley, Wis., on Sept. 29, 1928,  a daughter of Adolph and Margaret (Belson) Horn. Gloria graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1946. After meeting Kenneth Mann on a blind date, they were later married on June 26, 1948, in the Mottville Bible Church. Gloria worked for Avon for over 30 years, where she was a member of the Avon President's Club and retired in 1996. She was also a member of  the American Legions Women's Auxiliary and Trinity Missionary Church where she was a youth group leader. Gloria was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She will be especially missed for her notes of love and encouragement. Surviving Gloria are: her husband, Kenneth of Mottville; daughter,  Melanie Mann of Sturgis; sons, Randy (Cindy) Mann of White Pigeon and David (Peggy) Mann of Constantine; and five grandchildren, Branden Mann, Benjamin Mann, Shea Hawley, Colin Hawley and Joshua Mann. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Bernice Martin and Evangeline Horn. Relatives and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Missionary Church in Constantine  with Rev. Gary Hinkle and Terry Neumayer officiating. Mausoleum Encryptment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to Pregnancy Helpline or the Commission on Aging. Online condolences may be sent at  




Beloved husband of Molly Haas. Dear father of Susan Smith, Barbara (Lawrence) Dubb and Marsha (Warren) Kifferstein. Loving grandfather of Jodi and Marney Smith, Emily (Mark) Eaton, Bradley and Brett Kifferstein. Devoted great-grandfather of Marley Eaton. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY, 12:30 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL CEMETERY or visit



Hazel Bond

BOND - Mrs. Hazel Marcella Bond (nee Farr), born December 9, 1920, passed away December 27, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4301 Ambrose Ave. NE. A complete obituary will appear in the Press at a later date or can be read online at:



Helen F. Sontag 

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



Helen Smith, 81

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Helen Virginia Smith, age 81, died on December 28, 2008, at Holland Hospital. She was born to Phebe and David Kaylor on May 22, 1927 in Allegan, MI. She married Walter Ellsworth Smith Sr. who preceded her in death; as well as her sons, Frederick Smith, Donald Smith Sr., Brett D’Wayne Smith Sr.; a daughter, Virginia Christine “Ginger” Smith; a sister, Rosa Dunklee; and a brother, David Kaylor. She is survived by her sons, Edward (Dee) Smith, Walter E. “Bugs” (Mary Ann) Smith, Jr.; her daughters, Charlene (Donald) Bray, Carol Christie, Gail (Dennis) Christie, Sylvia “Buffy” Keener, Pamela (Leo) Beach, Cindy (Jose) Esquivel; a daughter-in-law, Margaret (Donald) Smith; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Oakley Kaylor; a sister, Rebecca Dalrymple; as well as several friends and relatives. She lived in the Allegan-Fennville area all her life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, flowers, people and life. She loved having company and entertaining. Helen was a former member of the Bravo Christian Reformed Church and a member of the VFW of Fennville. She always had a warm welcome, a cup of coffee, and a fresh, warm piece of pie for everyone who came to visit. She will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. No memorial services are planned.  



Herbert C. Dostal

Herbert C. Dostal, 78, of Scottville, died peacefully at his home in Amber Township Sunday, Dec. 28. Herbert was born on Oct. 9, 1930 in Amber Township to Frederick and Evelyn (Gaffney) Dostal, and gr...



Isabelle Nicholson, 73

Monday, December 29, 2008 3:44 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Isabelle Nicholson, 73, of Saugatuck, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.  Arrangements will be announced by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes. 




at J.L. Peters Funeral Home (313-928-6500), 3880 Fort St., Lincoln Park, Michigan, on Thursday, January 1, 2009, from 1-9 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m. Instate at 9 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Church on Friday with Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at




at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Memorials appreciated to American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48076. Obituary and condolences at



JOSEPH D. BULONE PORT SANILAC Joseph D. Bulone, age 86, died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at home in his own bed surrounded by the love of his children and their spouses. He was born November 15, 1922 in Cleveland Ohio, son of the late Domenico and Domenica DiDomenico Bulone. He married Frances E. Hendricks on June 14, 1952 in Birmingham. She died December 20, 1999. Joseph served in the Pacific Theatre in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during WW II. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He worked on the design staff at the G.M. Tech Center and he was a founding member of the Port Sanilac Fine Arts Association. Joe was one of the most prolific and respected professional painters and sculptors in southeastern Michigan. His 60 year career, which included many Best of Show awards earned well into his 80's, brought him recognition as one of the finest landscape and seascape artists of his time. His favorite subjects were Lake Huron sunrises and the Port Sanilac lighthouse. In his leisure time he was a Detroit Tigers fan and never gave up on the Lions. He enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens and his homemade meatloaf was legendary. Surviving are his children; Vincent M. of Oak Park, Daniel J. of Memphis, TN, Cathi (Bryan) Bulone-Campbell of Port Sanilac, Helen M. Bulone of Portland, OR, and Maria (David) Kujat of Lexington, three brothers; Tony of Meridian, ID, Mike of Cleveland, OH and Rego of Anaheim, CA, one sister; Virginia Bulone of Fullerton, CA, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Angelo, Dominic and Louis. Funeral services were held at the Museum Church at the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum in Port Sanilac with Pastor Bill Willis officiating. Burial was in Old St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sanilac Co. Historical Society Hunting Cabin Fund or the Sanilac District Library. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Six South Howard Ave., Croswell, MI 48422

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Jacquelyn Kaye Smith, 51,

Jacquelyn Kaye Smith, 51, of Boyne City died Dec. 23, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. 



James (Jim) H. Green

James (Jim) H. Green of Petoskey passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. 



James A. Shouse

James A. Shouse, 65, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 in Gladwin. 



James L. Gyomory

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James L. Gyomory, 63, of 64874 Lutz Road, Constantine, Mich., died at 9:03 a.m.  Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Goshen General Hospital Goshen, Ind., after his battle with cancer. He was born April 13, 1945, in Deford, Mich., to Daniel and Mary (Laszlo) Gyomory. On Dec. 10, 2004, in Sturgis, Mich.,he married Carol (Poley) Cheeks. He had worked for over 20 years for Crest Homes, Middlebury working in quality control and overseeing the drafting department. He was a member of the Elkhart Moose, he was an avid photographer and enjoyed cross country skiing, NASCAR, and was greatly interested in the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Survivors include his wife, Carol Gyomory; two sons, Brian (Noelle) Gyomory of Simpsonville, SC, and Darin (Linda) Gyomory of Flower Mound, Texas; two step-daughters, Erin Drake of Brown County, Ind., and Cassondra (Bill) Tomlinson of Mendon, Mich.; two step-sons, Jason Wentworth of Howe, Ind. and Earlin Cheeks of Three Rivers, Mich.; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Mike) Murphy of Holt, Mich., and the mother of his children, Judy (Kosto) Gyomory. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury, Ind. A memorial service will be held at 11: a.m. following the visitation. Services will be conducted by Rev. Rick Lambright. Burial will be in Novesta Cemetery, Cass City, Mich. Memorials may be given to Chronic Disease Fund, 10880 John W. Elliott Drive Suite 400 Frisco, TX 75034. Online condolences may be sent at



James R. Britt

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:39 PM - Arlene Bachanov 

James R. Britt, 64, of Tecumseh passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Adrian, the son of Ernie and Hattie Britt. Jim worked for General Motors for 44 years, before retiring. He also served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1966-68. Survivors include his wife, Donna Britt; his children, Ronda (Chriss) Handy, Susan (Pete) Gesior and Jim (Jenny) Britt; six grandchildren; brothers, Dean Britt, Leonard (Naomi) Britt and Don (Brenda) Britt, and his sister, Harriet (Gil) Porterfield. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Martha Lopez and sons, Dominic Britt and Jonathan Britt.  Friends and family are invited to visit on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 6:30 p.m., at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, (419) 472-7633. The Rev. Robert L. Wuellner will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at  



Janice A. Loar

Janice A. Loar, 63, of Coleman passed away Dec. 20, 2008 in Beaverton. 



Jason E. "Jake" Seabolt

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Jason Eugene “Jake” Seabolt of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. He was born Dec. 8, 1981 in Bryan, Ohio the son of Karl and Christine (Downing) Seabolt. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Seabolt, whom he married on Oct. 20, 2001; three daughters, Taylor Ann Seabolt, Cierra Seabolt and Karina Seabolt; mother, Christine Downing of Hillsdale; father, Karl Seabolt of Pittsford; sister, Jessica Lee (Fred) Blair of Hillsdale; brother, Karl Scott, Jr. (Mel) Seabolt of Pioneer, Ohio; mother-in-law, Sheryl (Larry) Brown of Frontier; father-in-law, Jeffrey (Brenda) Jones of Taylor; grandparents, Dick and Carolyn Downing of Pioneer, Ohio; sisters-in-law, April (Damon) Herndon, Aubree Jones, Autumn Jones and Amber Jones; brothers-in-law, Daniel Jones, Nathanael Jones and Samuel Jones; nieces, Hailey Herndon and Macaila Blair; nephews, Tyler, Alex and Nathan Riley and Devin, Chase and Christian Seabolt; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and many very close friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Claretta Seabolt. Jake attended elementary school in Hillsdale and he attended high school at North Central High School in Pioneer, Ohio. He worked for DuBois Trucking and Excavating in Hillsdale as an office manager and field supervisor for seven years. At his request cremation has taken place and a memorial service to honor the life of Jason Eugene Seabolt will be held at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Jeff Jones officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from noon on Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the family in care of Amanda Seabolt. Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605.



Jeanne V. Burns Metamora Jeanne V. Burns, age 99, of Metamora, (formerly of Rochester and Huntington Woods) passed away Thursday (December 25, 2008). She was born June 12, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Louise (Bartsch) Beaudriau. Jeanne married Joseph Charles Burns on December 6, 1941 in Napolean, OH. Jeanne was a past president and secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary (Homer Wing Post 172) and a charter member of the Metamora Historical Society. In her early years she was an entertainer, singing for the original Red Apple Club on Detroit radio station WJR and with famous bands of that period. Her family settled in Michigan in 1820. A great-grandfather, Charles Talmage, fought in the Civil War. She is survived by her nieces, Doreen Louise Mullen and Gloria Louise Diaz; nephew, Richard Beaudry and 18 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph he died June 29, 1997; three brothers, Gordon Beaudry, Marvin Beaudry, Charles

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JoAnn S. Page Lapeer JoAnn S. Page (Yorker) age 82, of Lapeer, passed away December 15, 2008. JoAnn was born March 25, 1926 to Phillip and Dorthea Yorker. JoAnn is survived by her children; William H. Leonard of Shrevport, LA, Mary Kay Leonard of Plantation, FL, Tracey Leonard of Tishomingo, OK, Barbara Pawlowski of Redondo Beach, CA. Grandchildren; Tiffany Doerr, Phillip Leonard, Allison Leonard, Daniel Pawlowski, Jennifer Pawloswki, and Michael Pawloswki. Two great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Emily Doerr. She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Dorthea Yorker and two children Alann and Phillip Leonard. Funeral Services will be private. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VITAS Hospice Charity Fund, 5420 NW 33rd Avenue, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

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Johannas Timmer, 77

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Johannas “Joe” Timmer, 77, of Jenison, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church, 2101 Baldwin St., Jenison. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visiting at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Drive, Grandville is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and at the church 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.



John Takacs

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John Takacs, age 102, of Mendon, died Monday Dec. 29, 2008, at Tendercare Portage following a long illness.  John was born in Hungary on Aug. 12, 1906.  He lived in Chicago as a young man.  It was there he married Ann Ghisolf on May 5, 1935.  Soon after their marriage, John and Ann moved to a farm in Mendon Township. In addition to farming, John was employed as an upholsterer, first at Royal Easy Chair then at Paramount Furniture Company, both located in Sturgis. John is survived by his daughter, Jean Takacs of Mendon and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose, and by his wife, Ann.  Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon with Rev. Father Jim Vinh Le officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.  Online register and condolences may be sent to  



Joseph F. Terze

Friday, December 26, 2008 12:59 PM 

JACKSON, Mich. -- Joseph F. Terze, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, two weeks shy of his 93rd birthday.



Josephine Diaz

Diaz, Josephine (Molly) Saginaw, Michigan Passed away on Monday, December 29, 2008 at her home with her family by her side. Age 79 years. Josephine's full obituary will appear in a later edition of The Saginaw News. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State).



Joyce Ann Giegler

Joyce Ann Giegler, of Ionia and formerly of Milford and Higgins Lake, Mich., age 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008., 




Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 6 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 Fourteen Mile Road (between Schoenherr and Hayes) Sterling Heights. Goldie was the proprietor of "Wish-U-Well" Tavern from 1985 to 2001. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at




Age 85 of Lake Orion. December 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Elfriede for 56 years. Dear father of Theodore (Jayne), Ronald (Kathy), and Kenneth (Kelly). Loving grandfather (Opa) of Erika, Andrew, Brandon (Sarah), Jeffrey, Stefanie, Kyle, and Kayla. Great-grandfather of Sophia. Also survived by Emilie Kasper and other loving sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and friends here and in Germany. Funeral Mass Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell, Orion.. Memorial contributions in Theodore's name may be made to a charity of your choice. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Online guestbook




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Kathleen Ahlgrim

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 2:05 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Kathleen Ahlgrim, age 88, of Charlotte, Mich., and formerly of Cadillac, Mich., passed away Monday Dec. 29, 2008, at Moore’s Adult Foster Care in Charlotte. She was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Mendon Twp., Mich., a daughter to the late Clifford and Vera (Bennett) Happel.  Kathleen was raised on a farm near Burr Oak, Mich. and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1939. On Dec. 22, 1946, in Burr Oak, she married Herbert Ahlgrim and 12 years later they moved to Cadillac where they resided until he passed away in 2005. While living in Burr Oak, she had been employed for the First National Bank and while in Cadillac she was a homemaker.  Kathleen enjoyed to sew. Surviving are one son, Lynn H. (Janne) Ahlgrim of Charlotte; two grandsons, Eric L. (Heather) Ahlgrim of Burr Oak, and Kurt R. Ahlgrim of Melbourn, Fla.; a great-grandson, Karl E. Ahlgrim; a sister, Lovada Pagels of Burr Oak, and a brother, Lee Happel of Sturgis. She was preceded in death by her parents; Herbert, her husband of 58 years, and one brother, Vern Happel. The family will receive friends and relatives from noon - 2 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Kathleen Ahlgrim will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home with Rev. Kurt Kuhlmann of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church 218 W. Main St. Burr Oak, MI 49030 or the charity of one’s choice, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Her obituary is also at  



Kathleen Anne Kansier Nov. 14, 1918-Dec. 28, 2008

Kathleen Anne Kansier, 90 of Monroe died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday in her home. 



Kathryn A. Wassman 1950-2008 Kathryn A. Wassman, 58, Harbor Beach, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 at her home in Harbor Beach, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Mt. Clemens on October 22, 1950, the daughter of the late Alois and Shirley (Yax) Cukr. Kathy and Doug Wassman were united in marriage on June 6, 1970 in Mt. Clemens. She was an employee of Chemical Bank in Harbor Beach and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Harbor Beach. Kathy enjoyed scrap booking, gardening and spending time with her family. To all who knew her, she was a beautiful person, both inside and out, and she will be sadly missed. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Wassman, Harbor Beach; a son, Cameron (Susan) Wassman, Mt. Pleasant and a brother, Michael Cukr, Ray Township. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A private family service will take place at a later time. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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Kevin Jay Fairfield

Friday, December 26, 2008 12:59 PM 

GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Kevin Jay Fairfield, 32, of Grand Blanc, died as a result of a tragic automobile accident Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008.



Kurt A. Derr

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:39 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Kurt A. Derr, 37, of Osseo, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at home.  He was born on Aug. 29, 1971, in Hillsdale, the son of Dean E. and Sharon A. (Delaney) Derr.  Kurt attended Pittsford Schools.  He worked for Frank Armstrong Construction in Hillsdale. Kurt enjoyed working with horses, working with his hands, especially building dog houses and rabbit hunting when he had time. Kurt is survived by four children, Dustin Smith of Pittsford, Natasha Smith, Ashley Derr and Derek Derr and his children’s mother, Christina Smith all of Osseo;  his mother, Sharon Derr of Osseo; five brothers, Danny Derr of Osseo, Bobby (Betty) Derr of Tenn., Denny Derr of Osseo, Dale (Diana Stump) Derr of Osseo, Darrell Derr of Hillsdale; four sisters, Sherrie (Joe) Dangelo of Tennessee, Marta Mohr of Texas, Penny (Roger) Perez of West Unity, Ohio, and Donna (Dave) Miler of Osseo; special uncle, Larry Delaney of Osseo and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Kevin Derr. Funeral services for Kurt will be  at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Douglas Plunkett officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.  Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to the children or funeral home to help with expenses.  View this obituary and send condolences to the family at: 




at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday from 1 p.m. until Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society.



Lee A. Hooley

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 2:01 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lee Andrrew Hooley, age 96, of Sturgis, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 29, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Oct. 10, 1912, in LaGrange County, Ind., a son of the late Henry and Amy (Yoder) Hooley. On Aug. 14, 1937, he married Velda Pletcher in Middlebury, Ind. They lived in Shipshewana, Ind., where he farmed and worked for Nelson Motor Sales in LaGrange. In 1961 they moved to Centreville where he owned and operated Hooley Ford Tractor Sales from 1959-1968. Lee retired from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department in 1980. In 1984 they moved to Sturgis. He was a member of the Sturgis Evangelical Church. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ronald (Kathy) Hooley of Kasson, Minn., and Donald (JoDee) Hooley of Sturgis; two daughters, Norma (Arnold) Otto of Gridley, Ill., and Janet (Carl) Kinzer of Eureka, Ill.; a foster daughter, Janice Straubel of Kalamazoo; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Stutzman of LaGrange, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Goldie Hooley of LaGrange; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers. Orvin, Richard, Victor and Bill Hooley and one sister. Ethel Raber. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes–Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Lee A. Hooley will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sturgis Evangelical Church, 29201 E. Fawn River Rd., Sturgis. The Rev. Rodger Moyer will officiate. Private burial will take place at Shore Cemetery in Shipshewana, Ind. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Hooley’s memory consider the Sturgis Evangelical Church, 29201 E. Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at  



Leona Marie Ackerman Jan. 19, 1921-Dec. 24, 2008

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Leona Mary Sconocchia March 25, 1925-Dec. 24, 2008

Leona Mary Sconocchia, age 83 of Monroe, died Dec. 24, 2008 at Fountainview of Monroe. 



Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead 

Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening, needle work, and visiting with family and friends., Lou Wanda is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann (David) Sadro of Ubly, and Theresa (Dan) Hill of Bad Axe; two sons, Eugene Guza of Bad Axe, and Leon Guza Jr. and Karan of Bad Axe; and nine grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Sadro, Sarah and Kelsey Hill, Sloan, Kelsie and Darian Gross, and Rayne and Sommer Guza. Lou Wanda also is survived by her parents, William and Wanda Kipp of Snover; one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kipp of Marlette; and one sister, Betty (Dennis) Mausolf-Scharrer of Ruth., Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 in the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, with the Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe officiating., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Wednesday. Burial will be in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover. Memorials to the Family Discretionary Fund would be appreciated.




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Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Paul Marecki Memorial Fund for Research In Myositis c/o the University of Michigan Division of Rheumatology.



MARILYN BERG Redding, CA Marilyn (Lyn) Berg (nee Dean) passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2008 in Redding, CA at the age of 80. Lyn was born in Detroit, MI on February 29, 1928. She loved the beauty that surrounded her at VASA Country Club, where she and her husband, Art, had a summer cottage. Lyn loved to dance, play the piano, travel, and play cards. She moved to CA in 1982 and worked as a bookkeeper at TV50. She is survived by her 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Proud mother of Mary (Chuck) Gage, Rik (Donna) Berg, Janice Maurus, Steven Berg, Karen (Mark) Cross and Sandra Amaro. She is also survived by sister, Beverly (Alan) Fletcher and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Art, and brother, James Dean. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her name may be made to Mercy Hospice,1544 Market St., P.O. Box 496009 Redding, CA 96049-6009

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Thursday 3-9 p.m. Friday noon-9 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Christopher with Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Member of P.W.A. Group 226 Council #3.




Age 50, of Alpharetta GA, died December 29, 2008 after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Mudry, an avid golfer and outdoorsman especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was employed for 28 years with General Motors Corporation where he held various Executive positions in the Financial, Dealer Network, Sales, Service and Marketing departments. Survivors include his loving wife Kathleen Kuchnicki Mudry; precious children Anna age 10 and Alec age 7 of Alpharetta; parents Leon and Edna Mudry of Fort Myers FL; brothers Ronald J. Mudry of Gulfport FL, Robert G. Mudry of Plymouth MI, David B. Mudry of Fort Myers FL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be on Monday January 5, 2009 at 6 p.m. from St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church. Father Frank McNamee will officiate. Interment will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Green Lawn Cemetery. The Mudry family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 4 p.m. from the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell/ Alpharetta, is assisting the Mudry family., 770-645-1414




Thursday 2-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Friday in state 9:30 a.m. until his Funeral service at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 770 Thayer, Northville. Memorials may be made to PanCAN in Chris's honor.



Maedene Gee

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 2:02 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Maedene Gee, 97, of Rome City, Ind., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, Ind. Mrs. Gee had lived in the Rome City area since 2003, coming from White Pigeon. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City. She was born Oct. 14, 1911, in White Pigeon, to Lawrence Clifford and Margaret Angeline (Rink) Cripe. She was married June 24, 1939, to Charles Earl Gee in Texas. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1965. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Marlene Gee of Rome City; a grandson, Dalton Gee of Rome City; a sister, Beulah Cripe of Goshen; a brother, Lawrence “Larry” Cripe of Sturgis; a sister-in-law, Daisy Cripe of Goshen; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Cripe and Ansil “Bud” Cripe, a sister, Zula Cripe, and a sister-in-law, Beverly Cripe. Calling will be  from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be  at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Gaspar Catholic Church with Fr. Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m.  Friday in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Mishawaka.  Preferred memorials are to St. Gaspar Catholic Church Religious Education Program. View a video tribute or send condolences to the family at



Margaret DeJongh, 95

Monday, December 29, 2008 4:08 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Margaret DeJongh, 95, went to be with her Lord on December 26, 2008, in Bradenton, FL.  She was born in Chicago, IL.  She graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, and went on to teach elementary school in Holland and Grand Rapids.  She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Leon J. DeJongh; two sons, Dr. L. Carl (Veda) DeJongh of Palmetto, FL, and Curt (Mary) DeJongh of Grand Haven; as well as seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life and memorial service will be at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, with Rev. John Foulkrod and Rev. Gerald Voye officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kirkwood Presbyterian Church or Tidewell Hospice, both of Bradenton. Local arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home,  Downtown Chapel.  



Marjorie E. 'Marge' Schmalz

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:52 PM

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Marjorie E. "Marge" Schmalz, 82, of N10561 Lake Road, Ironwood Township, left her family and friends to enter the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Ironwood. 



Mark Mead Columbiaville Mark Mead, age 63, of Columbiaville, died at home on December 22, 2008. Mark was born November 26, 1945 in Rockford, IL. The son of the late James and Anna Mead. He married Susan Harmer on March 5, 1966 in Port Huron. Mark was an avid stamp collector, that enjoyed muzzle loading and archery. He belonged to the Columbiaville Sportsman's Club, Pipefitters Union #636, Otisville Masonic Lodge #401, and Otter Lake VFW Post #2409. He served on the Marathon Twp. Board of Appeals and was active in the area 4-H Club. Mark served his country honorably in the US Navy. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Susan; Daughters, Connie (Robert) Sheehy, Carrie (Michael) Drops; Sisters: Alice (Mark) Rhodes, Wanda (George) Williams; grandchildren: Jessica, Chelsea, Christopher, Mark and Joseph. Funeral Service Tuesday 11:00 AM from Jansen Family Funeral Home, where friends may visit Monday 3-9 PM. Rev. Amy Terhune officiating. Interment Oregon Twp. Ceme

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Mary A. Bauschka

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:32 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary A. Bauschka, age 92, of Adrian passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Grand Court. Mary was born on July 29, 1916, in Jonesville, Mich., the daughter of Sam and Rose (DeLuca) Fabiano. On July 5, 1941, Mary married Gordon Bauschka in Wauseon, Ohio. Gordon, her husband of more than 67 years, preceded her in death in 2007.  Mary loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She often helped with Bingo at the UAW. Mary liked to watch TV, and her favorite show was “Walker, Texas Ranger.” She also loved to go shopping. Mary enjoyed traveling to Spain, Morocco and Ireland as well as within the United States.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Surviving Mary are her children, Gordon (Maureen) Bauschka of Pensacola, Fla., and Sandra (Lewis) Keller of Jasper; two grandchildren, Linda (John) Stier and Jennifer (Aeron) Baker; and three great-grandchildren, Jonathon Stier, Korinne and Chase Baker. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Josephine Muzillo, Nellie Coscarelli, Eva DeRose and Sarah Suydam; and three brothers, Victor, Albert and Paul Fabiano. The Funeral Mass for Mary will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father David Hudgins presiding. Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Friends may visit Mary’s family at Wagley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.  



Mary Callahan

CALLAHAN, Mary - Age 92, of Linden, passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 at home. Funeral services will be 1PM Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden, Rev. Don Neuville officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8PM Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Linden Presbyterian Church. Online condolences and tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of



Mary Frances Brown

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:49 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary Frances Brown, 87, of Camden, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in Archbold, Ohio. She owned and operated the Stylette Beauty Shop near Camden for more than 35 years. She was a member of Lake View United Methodist Church at Camden. She was preceded in death by her husband James Lynwood Brown; one great-grandson; brothers, Gloyd, Clair, Donald and Rex Vernier; sisters, Gladys Tressler, Lois Pettit, Doris Hershiser and Velma Rediger. She is survived by daughter Lynette (Robert) Tom of Montpelier, Ohio; son, Larry “Doc” (Sheryl) Brown of Camden; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fairlawn Chapel in Archbold with interment in Osborn Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today, Monday at Short Funeral Home, Archbold.



Mary Pavlica

PAVLICA Mary (Burgess) - Age 82, of Swartz Creek, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Fenton Health Care. Visitation will be at the Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel in Swartz Creek from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. An American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed at 7:30 p.m. by a Parish Rosary. Complete obituary information will be in Tuesdays Journal.



Mary Sarna 

Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda's in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers and organized the annual fall craft show. She was an active member of the Bad Axe Seniors. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles and baking the best pies in town. In Maryland, she was known as the "pie lady" where she took her baked goods to the farmer's market., Mary is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn White of Shelby Township, Mrs. Tom (Maryanne) White of Fort Mill, S.C., and Mrs. Grant (Rosemarie) Bryant of Westover, Md.; six grandchildren, Kristina (David) Kloc, Thomas (Amy) White II, Kerry White and special friend, Ashford Harrigan, Kelly (Mark) Kessen, Jerry (Susan) White, and Theresa (Jeff) Waldron; and eight great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kurt and Brooke Kessen, Matthew, Emily and Jack Kloc, Emma and Julia White, and soon-to-be-born Bryce Waldron., Mary was preceded in death by one son, Jerome; and one son-in-law, Richard White., Cremation has taken place in Maryland. The funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners. The Rev. Stephen Fillion, pastor of the St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Cass City, officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery., Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly.



Mary Terese Butler

Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:00 PM 

GRAFTON, Wis. -- Mary Terese Butler, was born to Eternal Life December 22, 2008, age 39 years. Resident of   Grafton, Wis.,   formerly of Ironwood, Mich.,   Beloved daughter of Robert M. (Jeanne) Butler of Columbus, Ohio and the late Leatha Butler (nee Zak). Loving step-sister of Susan R. (Michael) Moll-George. Aunt of Mikey. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.




Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile Road). A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday 12 p.m. at St. Louise Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan. Please share memories at




Friday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. Memorials to St. Paul of Tarsus Food Pantry., 1 guest book message



Melvin R. Edwards Jr.

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Melvin R. Edwards Jr., 31, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at his residence in Battle Creek. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1,  2009 at the Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens,



Michael B. Grimm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Michael B. Grimm, 57, of Jackson, went to be with the Lord while traveling in Meridian, Miss. Dec. 11, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda; two daughters, Michelle (Philip) Chajkowski of Charlotte, Angela (Brian) Crosby of State College, Pa.; one grandson, Cameron Chajkowski; one sister, Cindy (Don) Waidely, Hillsdale; his parents, Burton and Leta Grimm of Hillsdale; nieces, Stephanie Steiner and Amanda Waidely; and  nephews, Andy and Sam Terman.  He was employed by Consumers Energy for 35 years, attended the First Church of the Nazarene, was a drummer for several different bands and was extensively involved in community service through amateur radio. A celebration of Mike’s life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Jackson Free Methodist Church, the Rev. William Cryderman officiating. Interment at Spring Arbor Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Creation Festival Agape Farm, Route 1, Shirleysburg, PA 17260 or the Jackson Interfaith Shelter. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Chapel, 250 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson. Arrangements by J. L. Watson Funeral Chapel (517) 782-7144



Mildred Marie Giles June 22, 1930-Dec. 27, 2008

Mildred Marie Giles, age 78 of South Rockwood, died Dec. 27 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Dr. 




Thursday 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church. Share a memory with the family at 



NELSON L. DUNLAP DECKERVILLE Nelson L. Dunlap, age 93, of Deckerville, died Tuesday December 23, 2008 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. He was born August 20, 1915 in Palms, the son of the late Andrew and Wilhelmina (Lietke) Dunlap. He married Miss. Evelyn Baumeister on April 15, 1944 in Deckerville, after 62 years of marriage she preceded him in death on April 18, 2006 Nelson was a member of the VFW and American Legion, Gideon's International, a past Boy Scout Explorer Leader, and was active in 4H and a long time member of the 1st Baptist Church. He was employed by Eaton Mfg, before entering the US Army, which he served from 1941 to 1945, in North Africa, Italy, and Sicily, earning a Silver Star. After WWII he worked for the Kroger Grocery Stores. He then learned the carpenter trade from Lee Vincent, and later started Dunlap Builders, where he was a noted home builder and cabinet maker. He is survived by one son Richard (Karen) Dunlap of Deckerville, two daughters, Gaye (Steve) Bauer of Faribault, MN., and Karen (Joe) Allen of Sandusky, ten grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Also, three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marion (Stanley) Dunlap, Mrs. Florence (Floyd) Baumeister, and Mrs. Carol (Don) Baumeister. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy, five brothers and three sisters Nelson L. Dunlap's "Legacy of Life" service will be 11:00 AM., Saturday in the Apsey Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Castle of Countryside Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8:00 PM., Friday, and from 10:00 AM., Saturday until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Autumnwood of Deckerville, Snay Cemetery Association, or United Hospice. His was a life well lived. Arrangements by Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville, MI

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Nina Mae Ashman March 20, 1944- Dec. 27, 2008

Nina Mae Ashman, age 64 years of Lambertville, MI, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 in her home. Born March 20, 1944 in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of LaVern and Viola (Wiseman) Kleindienst.




Friday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 9 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (at Maple Lane). Interment with full military honors, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Contributions in SPC. Okray's name to the Children of the Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund preferred. ( Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at




at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren, 5-9 p.m. Thursday and noon-9 p.m. Friday. Light a candle and share a memory at 




2-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society and/or Hospice of Michigan. Share a memory at 




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Paul Van Lente, 85

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 5:17 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Paul B. Van Lente, age 85, of Holland, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in World War II.  He retired from Monsanto, Inc.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Susan; and a brother, Harold Van Lente.  He is survived by his children,  David and Carolyn Van Lente of Florida; his former wife, Louise Van Lente and their daughters,  Amy and Tina all of Florida; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Mrs. Don (Doris) Slager of Spring Lake, Don and Bernice Van Lente of Holland, Mrs. Chal (Elizabeth) Curti of Fort Gratiot, MI; several nephews, nieces and cousins.  A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.  Reverend Terry Burlingame will be officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Ventura Baptist Church.  An on-line registry book is available at for those who cannot attend the services.  



Priscilla Lindsey

LINDSEY Priscilla Marie Lindsey, age 64, of Pine Lake, rural Cedar Springs, passed away Monday morning, December 29, 2008 at her home. She was born on March 10, 1944 and was a 1961 graduate of Greenville High School. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For a complete obituary and more information, please visit: Brown-Teman Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center 1-877-838-6424




will be Friday, January 2 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at Hope Reformed Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Curry Pikkaart officiating. Burial will take place at McDowell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Hope Reformed Church. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family's online guestbook at The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven 637-0333.




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Thursday 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary 7 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago, Redford. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.



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Raymond 'Ernie' Krauss

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:34 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Raymond “Ernie” Krauss, 44, of Hillsdale, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center in Hillsdale. He was born Oct. 22, 1964, in Monroe, the son of Raymond J.H. and Ruth Y. (Morey) Krauss. He volunteered with the Hillsdale Community Theater, was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsdale and he was a dedicated, devoted loving father and will be forever missed in his family’s and loved ones’ hearts until the day we are rejoined together in heaven. Raymond is survived by his parents, Raymond and Ruth Krauss of Hillsdale, his sons Matthew R. Krauss of Hillsdale and Nicolas E. Krauss of Cummings, Ga; by his sister, Cindy (Krauss) Russell and her husband Joseph and their children: Micah, Bethany, Abbey and Joel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Brown VanHemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Brian Nutter officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until time of service Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsdale. Read this obituary and send condolences to the family at



Reino 'Ray' Rudolph Metsala

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:58 PM 

ONTONAGON, Mich. -- Reino "Ray" Rudolph Metsala, 87, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 28, 2008, at the Ontonagon Aspirus Hospital Long Term Unit. 



Reka Grassmid, 86

Monday, December 29, 2008 4:06 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Reka Grassmid, age 86, of Zeeland, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, December 28, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Chester; infant granddaughter, Jody Grassmid; and brother, Frank Westveld.  She was a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church.  She is survived by her children, Ronald and Betty Grassmid of Zeeland, Larry and Glenda Grassmid of Holland, James and Judy Grassmid of Borculo, Robert and Alma Grassmid of Hudsonville, Steve and Marie Grassmid of West Olive, Les and Lavonne Gemmen of Morley; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren;  brothers and sisters,  Mrs. Ed (Ella) Kloosterman of Borculo, Harvey and Rosie Westveld of Allendale, John and Dorothy Bosch of North Blendon, Pat and Ken Vander Kodde of Florida, Mrs. Frank (Jean) Westveld of Zeeland, Joe Sall of Zeeland;  brother-in-law, Fred and Jean Grassmid of Zeeland  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Borculo Christian Reformed Church, 6646 96th Ave., Zeeland.  The Reverend William Renkema will officiate.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland.  Burial will be in Borculo Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Borculo Christian School.  An online registry is available at



Richard Andrew Kuster

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:31 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

April 22, 1923-Dec. 29, 2008 Richard A. Kuster, 85, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a former long-time resident of Adrian, Mich., passed away on Dec. 29, 2008, at Stratford Court in Palm Harbor, Fla. Richard was born in Adrian, Mich., on April 22, 1923, the son of Katherine and Earnest Kuster. He married Phyllis Jurden of Clayton, Mich., in 1946 and they were married for 33 years. She preceded him in death in 1979. In 1980 he married Gladys Boulanger from Chatham, N.J., and they were married for 23 years, as she preceded him in death in 2003. Richard lived in both the Adrian and Devils Lake communities from birth until 1983, when he and his wife, Gladys, moved permanently to the 1200 Club on Atlantic Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, where Richard resided until shortly after Thanksgiving 2008. He was then transferred to Stratford Court in Palm Harbor, Fla., for convalescing after a serious fall and injury, which occurred in his home. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific from 1941-1945. Shortly after returning from the war, he joined his father in the family business, Maple City Granite Company. In 1960 he purchased Maple City Granite outright from his father when Earnest retired. A few years later he expanded the business operations to Monroe, Mich., where he purchased Eichbauer Monument Co. and then renamed it Eichbauer-Kuster Monument Co. He sold the business in 1979 when he retired. Richard was also a 32nd Degree Mason, lifetime member of the Tecumseh Lodge 69, Scottish Rite Valley of Detroit and Moslem Shriners of Southfield, Mich., as well as a being a member of the First Presbyterian churches of Adrian and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and the Elks and Rotary Clubs of Adrian. Richard is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Marcia Starke (Hugh) of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Melanie Spain (Jeffrey) of Denver, N.C. ; two stepdaughters and one stepson, Joanne Rummel of Sebewaing, Mich., Karen Redsicker of Adamstown, Pa., and Robert Boulanger of Gilford, N.H.; five grandchildren, Andrew Starke and wife, Victoria; Kyle Starke, Corrine Spain and Austin Spain, as well as his sister, Virginia Gray of Ottawa Hills, Ohio. A family Memorial and Interment service will be held in 2009 in his hometown of Adrian at Oakwood Cemetery. At the family’s request, donations and memorials should be sent directly to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, by phone at (800) 241-GIFT or e-mail at 



Richard Weber

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Richard Weber, age 71, of Adrian, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Hudson to Louis J. and Oneida A. (Giadham) Weber. Richard worked for Stubnitz-Greene for 30 years and then Universal Die cast in Saline until he retired. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson and also St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adrian. Richard loved farming, ice fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Richard had been married toShirley Taylor and they were blessed with four children. He is survived by his mother, Oneida Weber Sanford of Hudson; one son, Steven (Nancy) Weber of Edgewood, Ky.; three daughters, Michelle (Ben) Barnhill of Brookwood, Ala., Julia (Jonathon) Smith of Onsted, Candace (Brian) Jardine of Adrian; one brother, Alvin (Bev) Weber of Hudson; six sisters, Louise (Dick) Liaman of Lyons, Ohio, Joan (Keith) Allion of Alvordton, Ohio, Carol (Gil) Bond of Angola, Ind., Mary Shulters of  Ann Arbor, Kathy DiMadgio of Texas, Peggy (Jim) Taylor of Adrian; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Joe Weber; one nephew, John Moore, and a niece, Christine Moore. Funeral services for Richard will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Fritz Kruse officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Read this obituary and send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Richard Weber. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.



Ricky Lee Parrish

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ricky Lee Parrish, 55, of Muncie, Ind. and formerly of both Angola and Fremont, Ind. died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at the Renaissance Rehabilitation Center in Muncie. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at a later date at Jordan Cemetery in Fremont, Ind. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be sent online to Arrangements by Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Ind., (260) 495-2915.



Robert A. Rose

Robert A. Rose, 66, of Berkeley passed away Dec. 19, 2008 in Gladwin. He was born Oct. 19, 1942 in Highland Park to Bernard and Gertrude (Phillips) Rose. 



Robert K. Norman

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:57 PM 

GILE, Wis. -- Robert K. Norman, 81, of Gile, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in Hurley. 



Robert William Weller Jan. 2, 1944-Dec. 28, 2008

Robert William Weller, age 64, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at his home. 



Robert 'Bob' Allan Townsend

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert “Bob” Allan Townsend, age 71, of Clayton died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at his home in Florida. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.



Roy C. Patten

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Ruth Klingenberg, 88

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 5:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ruth Klingenberg, age 88, of Hamilton, died Monday, December 29, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; and daughter, Hilda Mae Hopp.  She was a member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of its Ladies Aid.  She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lynn and Cal Becksvoort of Hamilton; son-in-law, Ken and Carol Hopp of Plainwell; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard and Gladys DeWitte of Zeeland.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Overisel Christian Reformed Church with Reverend Steve Mulder officiating.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.  Burial will be in Overisel Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland.  An online registry is available at




Friday 4-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday, 10 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. Service at McCabe Funeral Home.




Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anselm Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Inurnment St. Hedwig Cemetery. 




Age 87, December 29, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dear sister-in-law of Virginia Barrow. Dearest friend of Joyce and Richard Konfara and family. Family will receive friends Thursday 1-8 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. St. Linus Church until Mass at 10 a.m.




Friday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. with service at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 39200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.




Thursday, January 1, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48201




December 21, 2008. Age 79. Beloved husband of Judy for 55 years. Dear father of Scott (Mimi Ford), Liz Feasler (John), Sarah Wills (Rich) and the late Martha Berels. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Memorial service Friday, January 2nd, 3 p.m. at St. David Episcopal Church, 16200 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials to Hospice of Michigan or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at



Sandra De Jonge, 58

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 5:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Sandra De Jonge, age 58, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008, at her home.  Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Cornelius De Jonge in 1992.  She is survived by her mother, Lola De Jonge of Zeeland; brother, Bob and Carol De Jonge of Zeeland; nieces, Jodi and Dave Carter of Holland and Heather and Adam Pembrook of Detroit; and great-nieces and nephews, Brooke and Brittney Nykamp and Dajua, Adam Jr., and Jenai Pembrook.  Funeral services for Sandra will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2009 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. The Rev. Scott Van Oostendorp will officiate. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association. An online registry is available at



Sandra Paice Jan. 16, 1962-Dec. 17, 2008

Sandra Paice, age 46 of New Boston, died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in Monroe. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday, Dec. 29 from 12 to 4 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Edward R. 



Scott D. Goldbach

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:28 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

 Scott D. Goldbach, age 31, of Adrian passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Scott was born April 12, 1977, in Garden City, Mich., the son of David and Patricia (Petka) Goldbach. He was a graduate of Olivet High School. Scott is survived by his mother, Patty (Rich Halstead) Lewis of Tipton; two brothers, Aaron Goldbach of Adrian and Jerry “Boomer” Lewis Jr., of Tipton. Also surviving is his stepfather, Jerry Lewis Sr. of Tipton. Scott was preceded in death by his father. All services for Scott will be private. Condolences may be sent to his family c/o Wagley Funeral Home, 1501 W. Maumee St., Adrian, MI 49221. Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart. — Author Unknown



Sharon Lea Prysiazny April 20, 1954-Dec. 26, 2008

Sharon Lea Prysiazny, 54 of Toledo and formerly of Bedford, died Friday, Dec. 26 in her home. The daughter of Charles and Louise (Vaughn) Tackett Sr., she was born April 20, 1954 in Pineville, KY. She had attended Bedford Public Schools. 



Sister Patricia Ann Kidder, IHM Aug. 27, 1929-Dec. 24, 2008

Sister Patricia Ann Kidder, IHM, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich. 



Steven M. Friesner Sr.

Steven M. Friesner Sr., 56, of Newark, Ohio, died suddenly Dec. 26 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born March 6, 1952 in Lancaster, Ohio, to James L. Friesner Sr. and the late Bernadine Perez-Fri...



Sue Carrie (McClain) Melvin

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Sue Carrie Melvin, 72, of Enid,Ohio, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was born to John Rennels and Sarah Babet (Vincent) McClain on Oct. 4, 1936, in Bird Lake, and went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Okla. Sue grew up in Jerome and attended North Adams High School.  She moved to sunny California, where she met the love of her life, William Melvin. In 1962, she married William D. Melvin in Spring Valley, Calif. Sue was a homemaker and enjoyed spending precious time with her family and grandchildren. Even though she was so far away from her parents and siblings, they were always close to her heart. When her daughter and son-in-law decided to move to Enid, she soon followed in 1997. There was no keeping her away from her grandchildren. She is survived by one daughter, Tina Rodriguez and husband Ramiro of Enid; three grandchildren, Candice Rose Chavez, Christian Michael Rodriguez, and Ciara Alexis Rodriguez; and one great-grandchild, Natalia Rose Chavez, all of Enid; four brothers, Tom, Johnny, Ronnie and Terry McClain; and three sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Barbara Griffin and Claribel Cook. Sue was preceded in death by her husband William D. Melvin and one sister Mary Jane Hansen. A memorial service will be at a later date in the Jerome Methodist Church in Jerome.  Burial will be in the Somerset Center Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid. Condolences may be made online at



Susan R. Buckman

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 12:56 PM 

QUINNESEC, Mich -- Susan R. Buckman, 60, of 841 Christine Court, Quinnesec, formerly of Bergland, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.



Susanna 'Sue' Bugni

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:59 PM 

KANKAKEE, Ill. -- Susanna "Sue" Bugni, 75, of Kankakee, died Dec. 25, 2008, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Kankakee.




at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Share a memory of Gerald at




Friday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Buehler Funeral Home 26429 Gratiot, Roseville. 




Thursday 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Memorial Service Friday 7:30 p.m. under the auspices of the O.E.S. Jefferson Chapter Lodge # 489. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.



TRUDY M. SHAHBAZ DECKERVILLE Trudy M. Shahbaz, age 87, of Deckerville, died Friday December 19, 2008 in her home. She was born October 6, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Teevin) Diederich. She married Joseph B. Shahbaz on February 27, 1945 in Chicago. He preceded in death on July 1, 2003. Survived by three sons; Kenneth of Greensboro, NC., Daniel of Stevensville and Robert of Deckerville. Funeral Mass was in St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac. Arrangements by the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home.

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Thomas Hruby

Hruby, Thomas J. Florence, Alabama Formerly of Saginaw Thomas J. Hruby, 74, of Florence, AL, formerly of Saginaw, MI, passed away, Saturday, December 27, 2008. The family will receive friends today, Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from 7 - 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a funeral mass on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home. The online guestbook may be signed at



Troy L. McDaniel

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Troy L. McDaniel, age 81, of Bronson, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He had been in failing health. Troy was born December 28, 1927 in Flemington, W.V., son of Forrest and Thelma (Weaver) McDaniel and moved to Bronson in 1951. He married Coila Powell on August 4, 1951 in Angola, Ind. She died in 1996. He retired from the Douglas Autotech at age of 65 after 28 years of service. While living in West Virginia, Troy worked in the coal mines, and after his move to Michigan, he first worked as a tree trimmer in Colon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening and playing cards. Surviving are his daughter Judy McDaniel of Coldwater, sons and daughters-in-law David and Susan McDaniel of Bronson, Donald and Mary McDaniel of Manton and Gary and Ardela McDaniel of Burlington; 14 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest McDaniel and Paul McDaniel both of West Virginia and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Coila, his parents, daughters Shirley Stewart and Sharon McDaniel and brothers Ralph McDaniel and Howard McDaniel. According to his wishes, cremation will take place.  A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial Donations are suggested to the Branch County Shelterhouse (Naomi Davis Home).




Thursday 3-7 p.m. at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R., Madison Heights. Funeral Service Friday 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Church of Christ Care Center, 23575 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035. Please sign the online register book at




Thursday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.) Troy. (248) 689-0700. Funeral Friday 11:00 a.m. at funeral home. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorials to the Michigan Humane Society. Share memories with the online guest book at




SUSAN J. WISE, 54, of Traverse City, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Munson Medical Center, with her loving family by her side. A celebration of Sue's life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, at Bay Pointe Community Church, with visitation one hour prior. A complete obituary be in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.




Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. at The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park (corner of Goddard). In state Saturday, 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Mass at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lincoln Park. Visit the on-line guest book at




on Friday (Jan 2nd, 2-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m.) at Voran Funeral Home, Allen Park. Mass Service at St Mary Magdalen in Melvindale on Saturday (Jan 3rd, 10 a.m., in-state at 9:30 a.m.). In lieu of flowers, please make an online donation to: Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation 23400 Michigan Ave Suite 301 Dearborn, MI 48124-1915.



Vernon Larson

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Vivian Lee Yount Sept. 13, 1952- Dec. 28, 2008

Vivian Lee Weinstein was born September 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Harold Weinstein and the late Theresa (Karas) Weinstein. She attended Jefferson Schools. 




Of Naples, Florida, passed away on December 27, 2008. Born in Flint, Michigan, on December 13, 1923, Dave was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gloria (nee Krogman), son Michael, and brother Ralph. He is survived by son David (Carolyn) Wenger, of Detroit, Michigan, and daughters Sue (Bob) Carling, of Livermore, California, and Anne (KC) Wenger-Hornbach, of Naples, Florida; grandchildren Michael (Stephanie) Wenger, Steve (Piper) Carling, Matt (Stacy) Carling, Chris (Kristy) Carling, and Alexis Wenger; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Chelsea, Michael, and Alexander Wenger; Demri Carling and Samantha Carling. Additional survivors include sister Shirley DeHority of Syracuse, New York, and sister-in-law Jean Wenger of Palos Verdes Estates, California. Dave was a former business leader in telecommunications (Michigan Bell, AT&T, Ameritech) and a veteran of World War II. Since retiring, Dave resided in Naples, and summered in Harbor Springs, Michigan until 2002, when he became a full-time Naples resident. Dave had many passions: golfing, playing the piano, walking the beach, and reading among them. Dave served as an Elder and Deacon in various Presbyterian churches where he worshiped. He was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He had many charitable interests, including The PGA Foundation. For the past 5 years, Dave was a reading volunteer at Osceola Elementary School in Naples. Recently he said about his volunteer work there, "I don't know how much I do for them, but the kids sure do a lot for me!" His family and many friends will remember the quick wit, smile, discipline, and high standards that defined his entire life. Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Osceola Elementary School Library, 5770 Osceola Trail, Naples, Florida 34109, or to the Deacon's Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Naples, 250 Sixth Street South, Naples, Florida 34102.




Age 74. Beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother of Sandy Virga (Kevin), Terry (Bear) Laura, Greg (Nancy) Withers, Todd (Kathy) Withers, Tamara Canady, and David (Joyce) Withers. Survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by one sister and four brothers. Pre-deceased by parents Cromer and MaryJane Swoope and three brothers. Memorial service planned for a later date, contact the family for information. Share a memory with the family at



William Strong, 82

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William E. "Bill" Strong, age 82, of Holland, died Monday, December 29, 2008, in Holland Hospital.   Arrangements will be announced later by the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Holland.



Wilmae Jorgensen

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Age 80, December 28, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Dawn Perrone, John (Dee), Mike (Deb), David, and Linda Messina. Proud grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 10. Sister of Genevieve Jazenski and Theodore (Betty) Klimek. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends. A Memorial Service will be planned in the Spring. The family suggests donations to the VNA of SE Michigan, 1-800-882-5720. Please sign Estella's online guestbook at




Friday, January 2, 2009, 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and the Funeral Service Saturday, January 3, 2009, 11:30 a.m., both at Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton 810-229-9871 

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