Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (1½ blks west of Woodward). Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations to Gift of Life.
Agnes M. Grunst, age 82, of Holland, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Appledorn Living Center. Arrangements will be announced later by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Holland. www.lifestorynet.com
Aileen Miller, 82, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Battle Creek Health System surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Three Rivers, a daughter of James and Olive (Harris) Abshire. Aileen was a 1943 graduate of Three Rivers High School, graduated from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati and worked as a registered nurse at Three Rivers Hospital for several years. On June 29, 1947, she was married to Stan Miller in Three…
Alden F. Ferguson, age 76 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Hillsdale Medical Care Facility. He was born on Jan. 20, 1932 in Adrian, the son of Clyde V. and Dortha (Warren) Ferguson. He was a lifelong resident of the Hudson area and he married Marjorie M. “Boots” Cook on Nov. 19, 1955 in Adrian. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2006. Alden retired from Hydro Aluminum after 51 years of service. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he received…
Alden R. Ferguson, age 76 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Hillsdale Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale. He was born on Jan. 20, 1932, in Adrian, the son of Clyde V. and Dortha (Warren) Ferguson. He was a lifelong resident of the Hudson area and he married Marjorie M. “Boots” Cook on Nov. 19, 1955, in Adrian. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2006. Alden retired from Hydro Aluminum after 51 years of service. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War,…
Alice Jean Edwards, 78, of Fenwick, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at the Laurels of Carson City.
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Amy F. McDaniel, 47, of Monroe, died Friday at 10:12 a.m. at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.
Amy F. McDaniel, 47, of Monroe, passed away at 10:12 AM, Friday, September 26, 2008, in the Mercy Memorial Hospital, where she had been for a day. She had been in poor health for 10 years and seriously ill for 8 months.
Anna M. Parak 1930-2008 Anna May Parak, 78, Port Hope, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Bay Medical Center in Bay City. She was born on July 19, 1930 in Detroit, daughter of the late Henry and Marguerite (Krucher) Casper. She was united in marriage to Ronald Parak on October 1, 1949 in St. Matthews Catholic Church in Harper Woods. Anna May was a loving wife and blessed and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and Ronald would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on October 1, 2008. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Dwight, the Holy Rosary Sodality, Good Sams Club, Allegro Motor Home Club and the Grindstone Port Hope Sportsman Club. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Parak, Port Hope; two daughters, Susan (Robert) Torigian, Cave Creek, Ariz. and Cindy (Robert) Arch, Shelby Township; five sons, Michael (Sarah) Parak, Beverly Hills, Gary (Barbara) Parak, Sterling Heights, Allen (Patty) Parak, Shelby Township, Dennis (Nona) Parak, Shelby Township and Ronald (Lorrie) Parak Jr., Utica; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Casper, Harper Woods and one sister, Cecelia (Daniel) Lemanski, Grosse Pointe. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lou Rister. Services were held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dwight. Fr. Mieczyslaw Oniskiewicz, pastor, officiated. Memorials may be offered to St. Mary Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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Arthur E. "Art" Brooks, 79, of Belding and formerly of Orleans, entered the grace and peace of our Lord on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in Ionia.
Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
Wednesday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI with prayers at 3 p.m. and funeral services on Thursday at 10 a.m. Memorials to I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300., 1 guest book message
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday. Instate 10 a.m. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores, until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories to be shared at
will be at the Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel) 5900 Allen Rd. on Wednesday from 3 - 9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary at 7 p.m. Mrs. Bigi will be In state Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 9000 Laurence Ave., Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown, MI. The family requests donations to The American Heart Association and The American Diabetes Foundation. Please visit our online guestbook at
Beloved wife of Dr. Norman Bolton. Dear mother of Bryan Bolton, David (Julie) Bolton and Wendy (Chris) Hanscom-Bolton. Devoted grandmother of Eric and Corey Bolton, and Benjamin Hanscom-Bolton. Cherished niece of Sylvia Zukin and Phillip (Paula) Bolton. Dear sister-in-law of Dr. Steven (Dr. Jane Kelley) Bolton and Kenneth (Paula) Bolton. Also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, and her beloved pet, BeauBeau. SERVICES WERE HELD. ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.
Wednesday 4-6 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman), Livonia.
September 27, 2008, age 73. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Weiss) for 50 cherished years. Loving father of Dawn Marie (Steve) Swain, Danette Butler, and Darrell E. (Denise) Butler. Proud grandfather of three. Sherman loved to do wood carving and enjoyed fishing and reading. In lieu of flowers, contributions for future church Masses in Sherman's memory would be appreciated. A memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, October 1st at 12 noon at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo…
IRONWOOD, Mich.-- Barbara "Annie" Danielson, 75, of Park Street in Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.
Betty Jean Erickson, age 79, of Holland, died Monday, September 29, 2008, at Holland Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 21, 1929 in Holland to Richard and Gertrude (Hoffman) Borr. Betty was a 1947 graduate of Holland High School. She was employed by the Michigan Bell Telephone company as an Operator and Service Assistant. She married Kenneth H. Erickson on June 23, 1956 and they moved to Livonia, where they lived for 48 years before returning to Holland in…
Betty Jean MacIntyre, 81, of Midland, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2008 at Brittany Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 16, 1927 in Charleston, Illinois, the daughter of the late Clayton and Zola (Hudson) Swift.
will be held Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Michael's Parish of Suttons Bay. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
Breanka Lynne Fannin became an angel of God on September 23, 2008, at Toledo Children's Hospital.
HAMP, Brenda Jean - Age 59, of Fenton, died Friday, September 26, 2008. Funeral services will be held 1:30PM Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden with Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linden. Visitation will be held 9AM - 9PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Brenda Hamp Memorial Fund. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of…
BECKETT H. BRIZARD, infant son of Daniel and Julie Brizard, was stillborn Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Munson Medical Center.Private services will be held. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
NORTHPORT ? Charles Frederick Brown, 56, of Northport, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Munson Medical Center. Charlie was born, July 22, 1952, in Gaylord, the son of Alfred Frederick Brown and Mary Grace Atherton. Charlie was a life long restaurateur. He started at 18 years old working at Big Boy Restaurant in Gaylord. Charlie later owned and operated a restaurant in Florida. In Northport, Charlie owned and operated the Willow Brook Restaurant for 20 years. He was a beloved part of the Northport…
Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton. Brandon will lie in state Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church until Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Visit on-line guestbook at
Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, or to the Clark Children Educational Fund. Share memories at
Carole Ann (Springvloed) Lankheet, age 73, of Wyoming, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. A celebration of Carole’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at Grace Reformed Church, 3330 Burlingame SW, Wyoming with Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen officiating.
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.
Carrie Ellen Braden, age 90, of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, at 1:45 AM in Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Carrie Ellen Braden, 90, of Monroe died at 1:45 this morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.
Catherine M. "Sis" Kurtz, 89, of Monroe, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe.
Catherine M. Kurtz, 89, of Monroe, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe. Arrangements pending at Rupp Funeral Home.
Charles C. Herrington 1926-2008 Dr. Clark Herrington, 82, Bad Axe, died of heart failure on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Charles Clark Herrington was born June 3, 1926 in Bad Axe, the son of Dr. Charles I. Herrington and Phebe Clark Herrington. Dr. Herrington married Jeannette W. Buckley on July 8, 1950, in Mount Clemens. She preceded him in death on January 5, 1993. He married Jane Raven Smith on August 11, 1996. After graduating from Bad Axe High School in 1944, Dr. Herrington served in the U.S. Army. Upon discharge, he attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Herrington completed his surgical residency and trauma training at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Harper Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He then returned to Bad Axe with Jenny and raised their family of seven children. Dr. Herrington was a dedicated physician and community member. Dr. Herrington practiced general surgery throughout the Thumb area. He was instrumental in the formation of Huron Memorial Hospital and served on its board for many years. He was committed to the improvement of the medical profession and worked for the educational advancement of students and practitioners. He was a member of the Michigan State Medical Society and the Detroit Academy of Surgery. Dr. Herrington was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and served as president of the Midwest Surgical Association. After his retirement in 1982, Dr. Herrington taught in the St. Clair County Community College Nursing Program in Bad Axe. He also served on the Bad Axe City Council for several years. He was an Eagle Scout, and enjoyed playing trombone in the community band in the 1970s. He was an avid reader with a special interest in the American Civil War. He is survived by his wife, Jane; his children, Susan (Joseph) Schwedler, Crystal Falls, Catherine (Michael Taft) Herrington, Ann Arbor, Charles (Ilene Shell) Herrington, Boise, Idaho, the Hon. David (Shelley) Herrington, Port Austin, Marion (James Warchall) Herrington, Port Austin, Dorothy Herrington, Salt Lake City, Utah and Margaret (Tim) Hinkle, Melrose, Mass.; step-children, Brien (Ann) Smith, Dallas, Texas, Maggie Smith, John Smith, Ann (Lance) Bell and Adam Smith, all of San Antonio, Texas; fourteen grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Nate) Herrington Whiteside, Glen Arbor and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Navy SEAL Joseph Clark Schwedler. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bad Axe, at 1 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 Visitation will take place at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe, on Thursday, September 25, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Huron Medical Center Foundation or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bad Axe. Arrangements were handled by the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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Charles P. Bennett, 81, of Colon, passed away Sept. 28, 2008, unexpectedly at his home. Chuck was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Huntingdon, Pa., a son to the late Samuel P. and Mary J. (Wench) Bennett. On Feb. 13, 1948, he married Phyllis Mae Huhn in Petersburg, Pa., and she preceded him in death on March 22, 1995. Chuck had served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1945 and in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 during World War II. Chuck had made his home in Colon since 1972 coming from Sylvania, Ohio. He…
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Cole Ruotsala, 3, of Ironwood, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in Milwaukee.
Formerly of Warren, MI at age 87, died September 26, 2008 in Clifton Springs, NY. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday (September 30, 2008) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (October 1, 2008) at St. Michael's Church, Newark, NY. He is survived by two sons, Andrew (Keren) of Plano, TX and Paul (Renate) of Newark, NY, four grandchildren, Theresa, Jerray, Aleksandra, and Jacob. He was…
DREW E. RUNNELS TEXAS Mrs. Drew E. Runnels, age 81, of El Paso, Texas, Formerly of Marlette, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at LasPalmas Hospital in El Paso, Texas. She was born April 21, 1927 in St. Augustine, Texas the daughter of the late Ervin and Edna (Foschae) Wood. She married George Edward Runnels on April 7, 1945 in Buna, Texas he died on December 30, 1977. She lived in Marlette from 1963 to 2000 and was a member of the Good News Assembly of God Church. She is survived by James & Barbara Runnels (Son) of Milford, Margaret & John Demaray (Daughter) of Melvin, Ray & Vicki Runnels (Son) of Texas, John Wood (Brother) of Snover, David Wood (Brother) of Kansas, Amy Duncan (Sister) of Ohio, 8 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Andrew and Leeaon. Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Thursday from 11 - 1:30 PM Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, with Rev. Douglas Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Christian Memorial Cultural Center in Peck. Memorial Suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.
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Daniel A. Pixley, age 62, of Ionia, passed away Sept. 26, 2008.
Chartier, David A. Bay City, Michigan Dave passed away Friday, September 26, 2008 at his residence, age 53. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Hedwig Church. Friends may call at the church only on Thursday after 9:00 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition.
SENCHAK, David Michael - Age 46, of Flushing, MI, died Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Hurley Medical Center. David was born October 1, 1961 in Youngstown, OH, the son of Michael and Mary Lou Senchak. Dave graduated from Ursuline Catholic High School, Youngstown State University and received an MBA from Lake Erie College. Dave began his professional career as a medical technician and advanced into key positions in hospital administration for Alliance Medical Center, McLaren Regional Medical Center, and most…
Dixie Krutz, age 59, of Adrian went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. She was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Hudson, the daughter of Darcy Edward and Lucille Vivian (Snyder) Saterlee. On Aug. 4, 1980, Dixie married David A. Krutz and he survives. Dixie was a homemaker and enjoyed sitting in her swing under the tree and being outdoors. She also was an avid Bingo player. Surviving Dixie, in addition to her husband, David, are her 12 children, Kevin (Adriene) Lambert of Morenci, Gregory Lambert of…
Donald John Schafer, age 63, passed away as the result of a bicycle accident on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in Ionia County.
BELLINGER, Dorothy A. - Age 64, of Gaines, went to be with her father in heaven, Friday, September 26, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. A Memorial Service will be held 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to a charity of one's choice. Dorothy was born October 2, 1943 in Flint, the daughter of William James and Thelma Roxie (Durkee) Bellinger. She was a 1961 graduate of Hillman High…
Dorothy M. Pate, age 90, of Adrian, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 28, 1917, in Seward, Ohio, to Theodore and Myrtle (Newell) Snyder. On her 19th birthday, October 28, 1936, she married the love of her life, John Pate. Dorothy and John were blessed with 61 years of marriage; he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1997. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, providing a wonderful home for her family. She was a member…
ELIZABETH CAROLYN DOSE, 97, of Cedar, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Tendercare of Leelanau.Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Road. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Thursday 7:30 p.m. Instate Friday 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. time of Mass at St. Lawrence Church, 44633 Utica Road (W. of Van Dyke and S. of Hall Road). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
EDITH HOPE COREY APPLEGATE Edith Corey of Applegate, Formerly of Auburn Hills, passed away on September 17, 2008 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky, MI. Born November 21, 1921 on the family farm in Onaway to William and Louise Marsh. She attended School in Onaway, Wilmot and Pontiac. Edith married Gail Corey in 1938 and was his loving wife for 55 years until his passing in 1993. Edith was retired from the Housekeeping Department at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Francis, husband Gail, daughter Joanne and son Richard. Edith is survived by son Don and daughter-in-law Margaret of Applegate, daughter Joyce Corey of Macomb County, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Edith will always be remembered for her love of life and her love to dance, especially line dancing to Country Music. She was a firecracker and will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, MI. with Rev. Douglas Richardson officiating. Cremation followed services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorial suggestion to United Hospice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.
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September 27, 2008. Loving wife of Martin. Dear mother of Kenneth Kemper. Loving sister of Joyce (Jim) Bunner, Nancy (Ron) Hadley, Kathy Shankland, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation Thursday 4 until 9 p.m. from the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail).
ELSIE SARAH WIDDOWS TENNESSEE Elsie Sarah Widdows, age 87, of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Snover passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born on January 5, 1921, in Yale to the late William and Sarah (Johnson) Barr. She married Winston Oscar Widdows on February 22, 1941 in Yale. He passed away February 9, 1983. Mrs. Widdows was a member of the Sandusky Presbyterian Church and the Willing Workers. She is survived by Two daughters, Kathy (Bill) Roper, of Virginia; Colleen Ferron, of Tennessee. One son, Dan Widdows, of Hawaii. Five grandchildren. Five great granddaughters. Two sisters: Francis (Dale) Ball, of East Lansing; Doris (Andy) Pochodylo, of Port Huron. One brother, William (Patty) Barr, of Novi. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by Two sisters: Helen Spicer & Jeanne Barr. Two brothers: Steve Barr & James Barr. Funeral services been held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, in Sandusky. Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery, Snover, Michigan. Memorials may be made to the Food Bank in care of Help Inc., Sandusky, Michigan.
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57, of San Diego, September 25, 2008. He was a plumbing contractor who learned his trade as a young man while living in Oak Park, MI where he grew up. Steve was a man of integrity who was fair to all and non judgmental. He loved his profession and was a well respected member of the community. He will be missed by his family, colleagues, and friends. His nephew Matt describes his uncle as a "know it all who actually knew it all." His nephew Keith said, "I learned more from my uncle Steve in…
EWEN, Mich. -- Elaine E. Hash, 51, of Ewen, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.
BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. -- Elaine R. (Ahonen) Cook, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Oconomowoc, Wis.
Emily I. Smith, age 66, of Saranac passed away Sept. 28, 2008 in Grand Rapids.
Ernestine B. Romzek 1926-2008 Ernestine B. Romzek, 81, Ruth, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. She was born on November 29, 1926 in Sigel Township, to the late Peter and Rose (Kubacki) Smaglinski. She married Irvin J. Romek on June 14, 1947 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2007. Ernestine attended a rural school until the eighth grade. She worked in a factory in Detroit during WWII. Ernestine then returned to the family farm for the rest of her life. She was a life long member of St. Mary Catholic church in Parisville where she was a member of the Rosary Sodality. She always enjoyed her flower garden, watching hummingbirds, hunting for morel mushrooms and picking agate stones at Lake Superior. She was a gardener and naturalist. She was proficient at crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, basket weaving, sewing and ceramics. She also liked to play cards and enjoyed bingo, especially at Our Lady of Lake Huron Church in Harbor Beach. Ernestine was the best Ma and Grandma in the whole world. She is survived by six sons, Lt. Colonel Arthur (Marlene) Romzek (retired), Tawas City, Daniel (Susan) Romzek, Ruth, Michael (Margaret) Romzek, Cadillac, Isadore (Marian) Romzek, Harbor Beach, Raphael (Catherine) Romzek, Traverse City and Timothy (Marlene) Romzek, Ubly; one daughter, Marie (Paul) Heilig, Minden City; 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother, Bernard (Susan) Smaglinski, Harbor Beach; two sisters, Edwina Lackowski, Bad Axe and Theresa (Robert) McElgunn, Emmett; four brothers-in-law, John Lawrence, Saginaw, Eugene (Evelyn) Romzek, Ubly, George (Charlotte) Romzek, Sandusky and David (Gerri) Romzek, Traverse City; five sisters-in-law, Mary Knoll, Caro, Agnes (William) Hool, Lupton, Juliann Steele, Warren, Dorothy (David) Rinke, Capac and Susan Romzek, Washington State. Ernestine was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Monzo and Gertrude Lawrence; five brothers, Peter, Anthony, Joseph, Floyd and Valentine Smaglinski; four brothers-in-law, Ed Lackowski, Ed Monzo, Raymond and Benedict Romzek; one sister-in-law, Irene Shevokas Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Rev. Peter Nwokoye, pastor of St. Mary's and Rev. Thomas McNamara, officiated. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Family Discretionary fund or the donor's choice. Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski funeral Home, Ubly.
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McCOLLUM, Eva Joyce - Of Burton, age 74, died Saturday, September 27, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Please visit www.martinfuneralhome.com to view a full obituary.
Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile) Warren. Evening Prayer Service. In state Thursday at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 12 Mile, Warren from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions to St. John Hospice, P O Box 673271, Detroit, MI 48267-3271 or American Heart Association Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968. ahpeters.com
Florence M. Holland, 72, of Adrian, passed away Sept. 26, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Toledo and was the daughter of John and Jeanie (Benson) Sentle. On June 7, 1975, she married Jimmie D. Holland in the Church of Christ in Adrian. He survives. She was retired from Ritchie Dining Hall. Florence was a member of the Church of Christ in Adrian. In addition to her husband, Jimmie, she is survived by five sons, Jerry Lee Sentle, Robert (Kathy) Bryan, Ricky Bryan, Mike…
Floyd N. Schumacher 1921-2008 Floyd N. Schumacher, 76, Sebewaing, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Bay Special Care Hospital in Bay City following a three-month illness. He was born January 19, 1921 in Sebewaing Twp., to the late Norman and Leona (Bolzman) Schumacher. He was a life member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kilmanagh. Floyd had been a farmer in the Sebewaing area for many years. He is survived by many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Wallace. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church in Kilmanagh. Rev. Jonathan Meyer officiated, with burial taking place in Northlawn Cemetery in Sebewaing. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.
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Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com .
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs, the Robert Finch Camp No. 14 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be conducting a gravesite dedication and memorial ceremony for brother Fred Knoodle.
Frederick W. Koehn 1924-2008 Frederick William Koehn, 84, Farmington, Minn., went to be with Jesus on September 19, 2008. He was born on February 5, 1924, to Herman C. and Ida (Arndt) Koehn, Harbor Beach. He was baptized on March 16, 1924 and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harbor Beach. He graduated on June 7, 1942 from Harbor Beach High School, Harbor Beach. He served in World War II from 1943-1946. Served 30 months in Army Air Force as an airplane mechanic and spent seven months in Europe. In 1950 he graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Forestry. He worked as a railroad tie inspector for Illinois Central Railroad. In 1955 he graduated from University of Michigan with a Master's degree in Wood Technology. On June 18, 1955, Vera Olinda Uetrecht at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, St. Loius, Mo. Fred & Vera moved to Two Rivers, Wis., where Fred worked for Hamilton Manufacturing Co. for five years. In 1960, after one year with PlywoodFab Services in Minneapolis, Minn., Fred began work with 3M Company and retired after 25 years of service. He was a faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Edina and served many years as trustee and took pleasure working as a handyman. His real hobby in retirement was refinishing old trunks. Fred was an avid supporter of Christian education and Concordia Seminary. His mission trips included three summers teaching VBS to Indian children in Canada, and two trips to Russia. He is survived by wife, Vera; sons, David (Sally), Paul (Lori Rene) and Charles (Gayla); grandchildren, Bethany, Josiah, Daniel, Hannah, Julia, Ryan and Justin; sister, Gladys and the family of Tsega Yemane of Ethiopia. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Burial Oakview Cemetery. Tributes to the Michigan Humane Society are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- George W. Kaltenbach, 85, of Ironwood and formerly of Crystal Lake, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Ironwood.
ONTONAGON, Mich. -- Glen Olson, 96, Ontonagon, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Maple Manor Nursing home in Ontonagon.
Gloria L. Maddox, age 61, of Addison passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at Henry Ford Hospital. The funeral mass for Gloria will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Louis Komorowski presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the Wagley Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Gloria may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation or Multiple Sclerosis Association. Envelopes…
Gordon J. De Jonge, 80, of Borculo, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. A funeral serviceis 11 a.m. today, Sept. 30, 2008, at Borculo Christian Reformed Church 6464 96th Ave. www.lakeshorememorial.com
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. at Schoenherr Thursday 2-9 p.m. with Scriptures 7 p.m Funeral Friday at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke) In state 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to Breast Cancer Research or a charity of your choice. Memories to be shared at
Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass at San Francesco Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (bet. Harper and Gratiot). Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
Harold L. Warner, of Jonesville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Hillsdale County. He was born Nov. 26, 1993, in Jackson the son of Ivan and Uretta (Terry) Warner. He is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Phyllis (Donahue) Warner whom he married Aug. 30, 1952; three sons, Steven (Diana) Warner, Michael (Cathy) Warner and Patrick (Judy) Warner; one daughter, Cynthia (Mike) Heath all of Jonesville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;…
Harvey F. “Bud” Baily Jr., age 82, of Jackson, formerly of Onsted, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Foote Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Toledo to Harvey F. and Beatrice (Gambrill) Bailey. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. On Jan. 18, 1947, he married Beverly June Grey. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2001. Bud had been employed by the Toledo Fire Department for 25 years, retiring in January 1979. After retirement, he worked at the Brooklyn Exponent. Bud was a…
Helen A. Wittkop, 85, of Dundee, died Friday, September 26, 2008, due to an auto accident.
Helen C. Hayes, age 97, of Sand Creek died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born April 26, 1911, in Seward, Ohio, to John H. and Marie C. (Page) Shulters. On April 27, 1935, in Adrian she married Lee Hayes, who preceded her in death on April 5, 1993. She was a 1929 graduate of Sand Creek High School and attended Stautzenberger Business College in Toledo. Helen was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons, Ohio, where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society.…
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.,…
Helen Marie Blakemore, 86, of Harbor Springs, died Sept. 26, 2008, at home in Pellston. A celebration of Marie's life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 11, at the Alanson/Littlefield Community Center in Alanson.
Helen Smith Abraham Oregon Twp. Helen Smith Abraham, of Oregon Township, Beloved servant and disciple of Jesus Christ, died September 21, 2008, at the age of 73. Helen s life was one that exemplified the love of Jesus. Her favorite bible verse was Philippians 4:13- I can do ALL things through Christ, who strengthens me. It was her prayer that everything in her life would glorify God. It was Helen s passion to serve others, to share the gospel, and her love of nature (the birds, flowers and beautiful gardens) through which God s eternal love for His creation was displayed in her life. Helen is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim Abraham, her three daughters and their spouses, and nine grandchildren. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions are made to the Oregon United Methodist Church in memory of Helen Abraham and may be mailed to: Jansen Family Funeral Home, PO Box 77, Columbiaville, MI 48421. These contributions will go to further Christ s Ki
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Helene Marie Staercke Corinth, Texas Helene Marie Staercke, 82, a resident of Corinth, Texas, passed away September 24, 2008. She was born August 19, 1926, in Lapeer, to William and Julia Olmstead. Helene had been a member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound since 1999. Previously residing in Dryden, she was the choir director at Dryden UMC and served as secretary at Dryden High School for 22 years. She is survived by her husband, James Staercke; son, James W. Staercke II and his wife, Darlene; son, David A. Staercke; daughter, Doris H. Jezewski and her husband, Douglas; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jonathan, Christopher, Brian, Julie, Craig and Lisa; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m., Sunday (September 28, 2008) at Flower Mound Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday (September 29, 2008) at Trietsch Memorial UMC in Flower Mound, Texas. To sign an online register or convey condolences, please v
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Of Milford, September 28, 2008, age 61. Wife of Richard; mother of Jeremy; daughter of Robert Ballard and the late Josephine Miller; sister of the late Patrick Ballard; sister-in-law to Ruby Ballard, Gary and Sally Jankowski and Mike and Gail Horback. Our family wishes to acknowledge the staff at Huron Valley Hospital for the passionate care over the past two years that Judy received. Those who wish to honor Judy's memory may donate to The Charach Cancer Treatment Center or The Odyssey Healthcare…
TUCSON, Ariz. -- James E. Organist, Ph.D., 68, of Tucson, Ariz. and a summer resident of Saxon, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in a drowning accident at the mouth of the Montreal River in Ironwood Township, near the Wisconsin-Michigan border.
Janette F. Wortman, 76, of Jackson passed away Sept. 23, 2008. She is survived by her husband Richard Sr. of 50 years; two children, Bruce (Julie) Wortman and Richard Jr. (Kimberly) Wortman; six grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Wortman, Brock Wortman, Nathan Reimers, Gary (Jamie) Rippee, Anthony (Stephine) Wortman, Amber Wortman, nine great-grandchildren; one sister Joyce Longshore; six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Ford; one granddaughter, Amy…
Jeanne Heininger of Charlevoix passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2008, at the Hospice Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. She was 89.
JoAnne M. Dolister, 67, of Shipshewana, Ind., died Sept. 29, 2008, at her home. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation or funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.
Joel Robert Widdel, age 24, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2008, at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 4, 1983, in Sturgis, a son of Michael and Vickie (Reusser) Widdel. Joel had resided in the Sturgis area his entire life. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and Sturgis Public Schools. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and enjoyed hunting, fishing and following sports, particularly college basketball, and he was…
John K. Kinsler, 78, of Gladwin, passed away Sept. 17, 2008 in Fenton.
Westlake, John J. "Jay" Ypsilanti, MI Age 52, died September 25, 2008. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Janowiak Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. till time of service at 6 p.m. Please read his complete obituary and sign his guest book at www. janowiakfuneralhome.com "Where Families Come First"
Jonathan H. Sherman, 59, of Holland died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Services are 3 p.m Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church 95 W. 13th St. Visiting is 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church. www.lifestorynet.com
Joseph M. Kramer 1918-2008 Joseph M. Kramer, 89, Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at St. John's Hospital-Macomb in Warren. He was born on November 28, 1918 in Harbor Beach, the son of the late Gabriel and Dorothy (Wengert) Kramer. Joe was a retired Sand Beach Township farmer and a partner with Melvin Kranz in Joe & Melvin's Excavating. He was a former sexton for the Rock Falls Cemetery and Our Lady of Lake Huron Church Cemetery. He was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling to Las Vegas, where he took his first airplane ride in 1995, visiting casinos in Michigan and Canada and was an avid Detroit Tiger fan. He is survived by a sister, Lorraine Thompson, Flushing and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Kramer. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. Fr. Bill Spencer officiated, with burial takingplace in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Rd., Redford. Funeral service Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. Mass at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights.
Kirk Thompson, 53, of Romulus, passed away Sept. 19, 2008. He was the beloved son of Norma Jean and the late James, loving father of Kirk (Marney) Thompson Jr. and Kevin (Pamela Barron) Thompson Sr., dear grandfather of Mikaya, Kalex, Kevin Jr. and Skyann. He was preceded in death by brothers, Larry and Jerry and grandson, Keelan. Arrangements are by Kernan Funeral Service, 1020 Fort St., Lincoln Park, (313) 381-2345.
Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Vigil service Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa of Avila (formerly St. Dorothy), 12255 Frazho (between Schoenherr and Hoover). Interment Mt. Olivet. Please share memories with the family at the "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
Tuesday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m.at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills. Private burial will follow funeral Mass.
for family and friends will take place Thursday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Lawerence Seaman Niles, Mich. Lawerence "Larry" Seaman, 68, passed away Thursday (September 18, 2008) at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, with his wife, Linda, by his side. He was born June 15, 1940, in Lapeer, to the late Charles and Marion (Miller) Seaman. Larry graduated from Lapeer High School in 1958. He attended Flint Jr. College and joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 4 years. He married Linda Nuding in 1965 in Utica, N.Y. Larry retired from the Michigan State Police. He was stationed in Alpena, where he attended Alpena Community College and received his associates Degree. He was then promoted to Sergeant and transferred to the Niles Post, where he retired from. He was respected and fair and those who could accept criticism knew this. Larry was an avid sportsman, loved hunting, fishing and a member of the National Rifle Association whom he supported so the future generations can have some freedom and rights he enjoyed. He wa
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Lawrence Dale Moyer, 84, of Constantine, died Sept. 27, 2008, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. He was born in Constantine on April 22, 1924, the son of Ezra A. and Myrtle Elizabeth (Noel) Moyer. Dale graduated from Constantine High School in 1942. From 1942 until 1948 he served in the US Navy as a swimming specialist and continued his love for the Navy throughout his life.. Dale worked as a shipping and receiving clerk at Coachmen Industries and Weyerhaeuser in Middlebury, Ind., …
POULSEN, Lillian Ruth - Age 96, of Flint, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Argentine Care. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Burial immediately following at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-9 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Argentine Care Center or a charity of one's choice. Lillian was born January 1, 1912 in…
Lonnie Avra, 59, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 in an aircraft accident in Atlanta, Ga. Lonnie was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft. Lonnie was a well-known and respected self-made local business man. Lonnie and Karen owned and operated many local businesses, including BDS Suspension, Truckmaster Distributing, Avra Warehousing and Cockburn Island Forrest products. Lonnie enjoyed the outdoors and the wilderness. He owned real estate ventures in Michigan, Florida, Alaska, Costa…
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,…
with the family will be at 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Central Lake Congregational Church, 8066 W. Old State Rd. Church services will immediately follow. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery on East Torch Lake Drive, a half mile south of M-88. A luncheon will follow at the Blue Pelican Room on Torch Lake Dr. Memorials may be directed to the building fund/parish nurse program at the church. Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please…
in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mt. Clemens, Wednesday 12 noon - 8:00p.m., with a Prayer and Remembrance Service 6:30 p.m., and Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation Thursday in the funeral home 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Burial St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Share memories with the family at www.vickfuneralhome.com
Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. with a vigil service Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., all at the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd., (corner of Goddard). Kathleen will lie in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Hugh Catholic Church until Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Sharon Oshinsky to be used for the care of the family of John M. Kepes. Visit on-line guestbook at www.martenson.com
Tuesday 2-9 p.m., Wednesday 12-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Leader Dogs. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
DEAN W. MANLEY, 85, of Williamsburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City.A private family service will be held. Arrangements are by the Cremation and Burial Society of Michigan, Traverse City.
Margie Mae (Baird) Hanshue, age 94, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born July 26, 1914, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Waldo and Martha (Kopanski) Baird. Margie had resided in Sturgis since 1957, coming from Muskegon. On Aug. 29, 1939, she married Norman Hanshue in Grand Rapids. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a clerk at Bucknell Gift Shop in Sturgis. Margie was a member of the…
Marilyn Joan Todd (Borske), also known by many as "Mert", passed away on the morning of Sunday Sept. 28 at Green Acres Assisted Living facility in Ionia.,
Marvin Ondersma, age 80, of Holland, passed away peacefully from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday, September 29, 2008, two months after being diagnosed with cancer. Marv was born in Grand Rapids and moved to Holland in 1979. He owned and operated Tulip City Vending Co. until his retirement in 1987. Marv was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church and was a former member of Millbrook Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. Marv was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Jo…
Freeman, Mary A., age 77, of Carleton, September 27, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John Freeman.
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Mary E. Lerza, 91, a former longtime Hurley resident, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2008, at Franciscan Villa in South Milwaukee, where she had resided for the past several years.
Mary Jane Boda/Granger, age 49 of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.
Mary N. Gordon, age 90 of Harbor Springs, died peacefully at home September 27, 2008. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Mary Nichol, age 77, of Carleton, MI passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at 11:30 AM at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI, after a short illness.
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…
Age 54, passed away September 28, 2008. He is survived by his loving son, Luke, and loving daughter, Lindsey, and two brothers, Matthew and Timothy. Mark loved music and cooking. He taught blind children to play instruments. He was the son of the late Dr. T. Manford McGee and mother the late Rovilla McGee. A memorial service will be held October 1, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Crosspointe Church, 44000 N. Ave., Clinton Twp., 586-463-5541.
at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, Wednesday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., when memories will be shared. Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation in John's honor. Please sign online guestbook at harryjwillfuneralhome.com
(Grand Rapids) Mr. Michael Powers, aged 33, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 27, 2008. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday's Grand Rapids Press. Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
Mildred Joan Immink, age 78, of Holland, died Sept. 26, 2008 at Holland Hospital. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at The Chapel in Christ Memorial Church of Holland, 595 Graafschap Road. Visiting will be from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday after the memorial service. Arrangements by The Mulder Chapel Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 188 West 32nd St. www.lifestorynet.com
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Milton Walter Kivi, 70, of 715 Garvey Street, Ironwood, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at home.
at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 1-248-348-1800, Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Monaghan K of C Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. and Parish Rosary Tuesday 8:30 p.m. In state at St Kenneth Roman Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, Wednesday 10 a.m. until the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Donations to St. Kenneth Roman Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, MI 48170. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
Thursday 1:00-8:00pm with 7:00pm Rosary at Our Lady of Grace Church (23700 Joy Rd., 2 blocks east of Telegraph). Mass of the Resurrection Friday, Oct 3, 2008, 11:00am at Our Lady of Grace. Memorials suggested to Marywood Nursing Center or Priest's Retirement Fund. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by Santeiu Funeral Home 734-427-3800.
September 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Stella. Dear father of Frank M. (Lynda), Patti P. (Dennis) Cummings and Connie V. (Michael) Wright. Grandfather of Colin and Abigail. Brother of Stella Votruba. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail), Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. from from St. Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail (East of Inkster Rd.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a Memorial Tribute with the family at…
of Frankfort, 74, died September 28, 2008. Born in Flint, on October 6, 1933 the son of the late Ward and Ethel Parker. Clare married Judith Ivey on January 5, 1957. In 1956, he graduted from MSU with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Employed with Ford Motor Co. for 35 years. Survived by wife, Judy; children, Laura Brown of Estes Park, Colorado, Mark Parker of Wayne, Nancy (Frank) Boffey of Mt. Clemens, Diane (Keith) Weber of Howell and Matthew Parker of Wayne; grandchildren, Alyssa Trager, Matthew and…
Age 67, of West Bloomfield; passed away on September 29, 2008. Loving husband of 37 years to Pauline P.; proud father of Nicholas (Shula) Pollard, Christopher Pollard, Amy (Andrew) Spearman; dear grandfather of Kaylin Pollard; brother of Patrick, Anne, Donald, and the late John. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at Orchard Lake St. Mary's, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324. The visitation…
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at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn. Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. In state 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 2-8 p.m. Scripture Service 7 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes (S. of 18 Mile) and Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Community. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories at www.mem.com
Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp), 54880 Van Dyke Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Thursday in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (just N. of 21 Mile Rd.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
FRANKFORT ? Clare Ward Parker, 74, of Frankfort, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.He was born in Flint on Oct. 6, 1933, the son of late Ward and Ethel Parker. Clare married Judith Ivey on Jan. 5, 1957. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1956 with a B.S. mechanical engineering. He was employed with Ford Motor Company for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Laura Brown of Estes Park, Colo., Mark Parker of Wayne, Nancy (Frank) Boffey of Mt. Clemens, Diane (Keith) Weber of Howell, and…
Patricia A. Dunny, age 76, of Tecumseh passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
Patricia Peterman, 77 years, of Temperance, MI passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, in Harborside of Sylvania.
Paul F. Schnepp 1918-2008 Paul F. Schnepp, 89, Houston, Texas, formerly of Sebewaing, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Colonial Oaks Memory Care Facility in Houston following a brief illness. He was born October 27, 1918 in Sebewaing, son of the late Fred and Martha (Baur) Schnepp. He was united in marriage to Alma K. Gremel on June 1, 1946 in Sebewaing. She preceded him in death on September 5, 2000. He and Alma operated Schnepp's Paint and Wallpaper Store in Sebewaing for 35 years before retiring in July 1982. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing and was an avid golfer, bowler and loved to fish. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by two daughters, Connie Schnepp, Houston, Texas and Barbara (Frank) Hofmeister Jr., Dillon, Colo.; one grandson, Aaron Hofmeister, Lake Tahoe, Calif.; one sister, Lucille Copeland, Cass City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marion Graves. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 22, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Rev. Charles Kuhl officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.
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ROBERT 'BOB' PEFLEY, 83, of Manistee, died Aug. 18, 2008, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee. Arrangements have been handled by Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.
Pete Campbell of Petoskey, died Sept. 29, 2008, at his home at Independence Village. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements are by Stone Funeral Home.
Peter J. Hebert 1918-2008 Peter J. Hebert, 90, Bad Axe, passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born July 15, 1918 in Chandler Township, son of the late Nelson and Virginia (Ducharme) Hebert. He was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dondineau on their family farm in Pinnebog. He was united in marriage to June Sternberg on November 30, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. After graduating from the Pinnebog High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945 on the U.S.S. West Point Navy Transport as a medic in the hospital corps. Peter was a well known banker in the Huron County area for 41 years. He first worked for Hubbard State Bank in Kinde. He was a former chairman of the board for Community Bank which had seven branches in Huron County. Peter was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. He was also a member of many area boards and clubs, including, Huron Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, the Knights of Columbus #1546, Bad Axe Rotary, V.F.W and Verona Hills Golf Course. He enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren, was an avid golfer at Verona Hills and you could also find hime having coffee with his friends at the local coffee roundtable. He is survived by his wife, June, Bad Axe; two daughters, Dina (Roger) Burley, Virginia and Sallie (Scott) MacGregor, Bad Axe; two sons, Peter (Pat) Hebert, Arizona and Charles (Andrea) Hebert, Rochester Hills; eight grandchildren, Scott (Melissa) MacGregor, Midland, James (Maria) MacGregor, Royal Oak, Erik Burley and Bryan Burley, both of Virginia, Peter Hebert, Cleveland, Ohio, Emily Hebert, New York City, Charles Hebert and MacKenzie Hebert, Rochester Hills; one great-grandchild, Colin MacGregor, Midland; two sisters, Florence Parkham, Caseville and Winifred English, Lansing and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Virginia, Lucille, Marilyn and Rosemary; five brothers,Wilford, Cletus, James, Robert, Adelar and a special nephew, Mike Sternberg. Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Father Robert J. Howe officiated, with burial taking place at Colfax Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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Phyllis L. Anderson, 64, of White Pigeon, died Sept. 24, 2008, at her home following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1943, in Markle, Ind., a daughter of John and Bertha (Widner) Campbell. Phyllis was a White Pigeon resident for 45 years, coming from California. On Aug. 30, 1982, she married Larry V. (Andy) Anderson in LaGrange, Ind. He died March 2, 1995. Phyllis was employed by Meijer in Middlebury, Ind. for 10 years, retiring in August of 2007. She was formerly employed by Mid America…
of Grosse Ile, died peacefully on September 29, 2008, at the age of 86, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Ray, M.D. and her brothers, Jack and Bill Ellenbecker. She leaves a legacy of nine children: Ken Jr., Nancy (Edward) Cole, Dan (Nancy), Carol (Buddy) Porch, Rich (Kati), Marge (Diana Latimore), Al (Sheila), Gail (Mark) Cunningham and Gary (Denise), along with 20 grandchildren and her sister, Anna Lou Ritz. In state at the Trenton ChapelÂ—Martenson Family of…
Tuesday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and the funeral services Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton (810-229-9871). Private burial to follow. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated.
September 28, 2008. Loving husband of Marjorie. Dear father of Donna Loy, Darlene Greenwood, Marilyn (Clemente) Espinosa, Dan (Denise), Dale (Dawn) and Wayne; Brother of Paul and Gisele Schoeninger. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday 1 till 9 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. from St. Bernadine of Siena Catholic Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Trail at Merriman Rd. until time of the funeral Mass at 10…
World War II veteran and former Detroit resident, died September 19 at age 85 in Olympia Fields, Ill. Born July 2, 1923, in Seattle, WA, he grew up in Eugene, OR, and was a civilian shipyard worker in Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. He enlisted in U.S. Navy flight school and trained in Norman, OK; was a flight instructor in Pensacola, FL; and was a pilot flying antisubmarine aircraft until World War II ended. After his discharge, he went into retailing and held various store and company…
Raleigh M. Wadsworth, age 72, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away early Sunday morning Sept. 28, 2008, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Three Rivers, Mich. He was born April 21, 1936, in Sturgis, Mich., a son of the late Ruben and Mary Wadsworth. Raleigh had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his whole life. On July 19, 1983, he married Marilyn King in Sturgis. He was a welder by trade and had been employed by G.F. Business Equipment in Sturgis for many years. When the company closed he joined…
Ralph W. Hogle, 82, of Constantine, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. ? John A. "Jack" Rennie, 83, of Prescott, Ariz., formerly of Lake Orion, died Sept. 25, 2008.He was the beloved husband of Marjorie for 59 years; dear father of John (Linda) Rennie of Lake Orion and Kathy Gaddy of Prescott, Ariz.; grandfather of John David "Jay" (Tonka) Rennie, Coryn (Matt) Szadyr, Rose Rennie, Cecil Ryan Gaddy and Katlin (Daniel) Cackowski; great-grandfather of Harmony, Ian, Kaleigh and Dominic. Mr. Rennie was extremely proud of his family heritage as…
Richard Brian Janney, age 54, of Monroe died Monday, September 22, 2008. He was born May 6, 1954 in Portsmouth, NH. Mr. Janney graduated from Berkley High School and worked as a carpenter.
Richard J. “Jim” Avery, 81, of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale. Born March 5, 1927 in Homer, he was the son of Melvin and Doris (Ossenheimer) Avery. He was a 1944 graduate of Homer High School. He served with the United States Navy during World War II from 1944-1946 and then with the United States Marines during the Korean War from 1950-1952. He was a milk hauler for Michigan Milk Producers, owning his own route. He later drove a…
Richard L. Reich, age 70, of Boyne City, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.
Richard M. Evilsizer, 80, of Lambertville died Sept. 6 in his home. Arrangements by H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, Toledo.
Robert C. Hawkins, age 83 of Addison, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale. He was born on August 18, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to Maynard A. and Helen L. (Corwin) Hawkins. He married Marilyn L. Ebbert on Dec. 20, 1947, in Angola, Ind., and she survives. He lived his early life in Toledo, and then in the Addison area for many years. Robert graduated from Libbey High School in Toledo in 1943. He farmed all his life. He served in the United…
Robert Carnell, 85, died Sunday.
Robert L. “Bob” Barrington, 70, of Burr Oak, Mich., a man who never met a stranger and always found time to help others, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon Sept. 26, 2008, in Burr Oak. He was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Union City, Mich., a son to the late Clark W. and Phyllis (Cady) Barrington. Bob had resided in Burr Oak since 1965 coming from Union City, Michigan graduating from Union City High School with the class of 1957. On Nov. 9, 1958, he married Margie N. Evans in Panola County, Texas. …
Rosalyn Hoffman, age 67, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Rosalyn retired from Herman Miller after 15 years of employment. She was involved with Leader Dogs for the Blind. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Pearl Nyland. She is survived by her children, Christine and Steve Thomas of Dorr, Scott Hoffman of Holland; two grandchildren, Steven Russell Thomas, Holly Rose Hoffman; two great-grandchildren, Kila Rose and Trentin Lee; brother,…
at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200), Wednesday 4-9 p.m. He will lay in state Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington from 2-7 p.m., concluded with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral Mass Friday October 3 11:30 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Memorial tributes suggested to the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, Farmington…
September 28, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Nancy A. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 23901 Elmira (E. of Telegraph and S. of Plymouth Rds.) until time of Mass 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
Wednesday 3 p.m. until time of service 6 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. ahpeters.com
from Livonia went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 29, 2008 at the age of 78. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 52 years William Stephen; four children: Philip (Julie) Stephen of Pinckney, Anita T. (Timothy) Philipp of Whitmore Lake, David (Patti) Stephen of Pinckney, and Christine (Douglas) Henry of Livonia; a brother Conrad Wawrzyniak of Fenton and 14 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Felicia (Nowodworski)…
Age 75, died September 21, 2008 at Sinai Grace Hospital. James "Bo" Stewart retired from the U.S. Airforce in 1978 after 26 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant. Mr. Stewart was then employed by the U. S. Post Office from 1979-1995. His wife Donna, preceded him in death in December of 1999. He leaves behind, four children Lisa (Brent) Robinson, Janice (Wesley) Knox, James Jr. (Jocelyn) and Charles Stewart. Sisters, Barbara J. Anderson MD and Frances Redick and his brother Carlyle…
Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Saracusta at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Funeral Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, 750 N. Beech Daly (between Ford and Cherry Hill).
Sally Jane (Sterling) Smith, 55, of Xenia, passed away Tuesday afternoon Sept. 2, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio, following a brief battle with cancer.
Scott Vander Yacht, 45, of Zeeland, died Sunday, September 28, 2008. Scott was born September 27, 1963 in Holland, Michigan, to Glen and Karen Vander Yacht. He graduated from West Ottawa High School in 1981. Scott went on to work 20 plus years for Thermotron and was currently working for Metal Flow. Scott was the consummate family man and loved to camp and spend time with his wife and children. He loved to drag race his motorcycle at Martin Dragway with his many friends there. Scott was preceded…
BURT LAKE - Shirley A. Billings, 84, died at her Burt Lake home on Sat., Sept. 27, 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Shirley Billings, 84, died at her Burt Lake home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sept. 27, 2008.
Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke Ave., at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Friday in state 10 a.m. at Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metro Parkway at Schoenherr Rd. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment St. John Cemetery, Fraser, MI. Donations preferred to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book " at WujekCalcaterra.com .
Age 78, went home to be with the Lord on September 25, 2008. Dearest sister of Leona Kuschel, Yvonne Trottier, and the late Arthur Trottier. Loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed. Services were held September 27th.
Teresa L. Boudrie, age 37, of Frenchtown Township passed away unexpectedly at her home. Arrangements are pending at Merkle Funeral Service.
Teresa was born on June 23, 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey from the marriage of John Boudrie Sr. and Mildred (Wing) Boudrie. She had attended Jefferson Schools.
Teresa was born on June 23, 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey from the marriage of John Boudrie Sr. and Mildred (Wing) Boudrie. She had attended Jefferson Schools. Teresa had a passion for life.
Terry Lee Ensign, 57, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1951, in Hillsdale, to Eli E. and Delma R. (Kent) Ensign. Terry was a watchmaker and was a member of Frontier Baptist Church and the Sons of the Legion, American Legion Post 53. Terry is suvived by his parents Eli and Delma Ensign, his special friend and significant other, Tanya “Joe” Walling; a daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Labo of Osseo; a son, Hayden Mosley of Hillsdale; two grandchildren,…
CHEBOYGAN - Theresa Pratt Chase, 77, of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 at home.
The local whitetail deer population gave a great sigh of relief Saturday, after hearing of the passing of hunter extraordinaire, Thomas Edward Pomorski. Tom was at his shack preparing for the upcoming... Read more »
CLEMENT THOMPSON, 77, of Traverse City and Shelburne, Vt., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at home with his loving family by his side.Services will take place in Shelburne, Vt. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and the Ready Funeral Home of Vermont.
VANONA ELIZABETH THOMPSON, 84, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2008, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, surrounded by her loving family.A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being made by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
Timothy Martin Sweeney Athens, Mich. Timothy Martin Sweeney Sr., 58, formerly of Lapeer, passed away September 9, 2008, at his home in Athens, Mich. He was born February 9, 1950, in Lapeer, to Alberta (Thomas) & Jack Sweeney. He was a Vietnam Veteran, enlisting in the United States Army at the age of 17 to serve his country. He spent most of his adult life working in satellite and cable television. He was employed for several years at Michigan Microtech before moving on to work for Charter and then Comcast Communications before retiring. In his spare time, he loved to golf, hunt and fish and share those pastimes with his grandchildren. He is survived by his father, Jack Sweeney of Brown City; two children and their mother, Timothy Sweeney, Jr. of Lapeer, Tamera Sweeney of Lapeer, Jean (Sweeney) Yorton of Columbiaville; grandchildren, Morgan, Beau, Haden, Austine and Aubrie of Lapeer; siblings, Jack (Kathy) Sweeney of Columbiaville, Ted Sweeney of Fostoria, Faith Swe
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Age 87, September 28, 2008 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Faith (Sue Wojtowicz), and the late Gloria. Loving father of Edward Jr. (Marsha), Billy (Debra) and the families of Greg and Andrew J. Wojtowicz. Dearest grandfather of Becky (Breck) Crystal, Lisa (Sam) Ozinga, Jamie and Eddie. Great-grandfather of Jillian Crystal. Dear brother of Hulda Wesner, Ruth Esser and the late Henry. In state Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. at The Trenton ChapelÂ—Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd.,…
Violet V. Bishop, 80, of Beaverton passed away Sept. 20, 2008 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre following along illness.
Funeral service for Virginia quot;Ginny quot; Rhodes, 85, Lawton, Oklahoma will be 1:30 pm Saturday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Vivian Garza, Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, South of Lawton, officiating. Mrs.
Ginny was born September 19, 1935 in Monroe, Michigan the youngest child and only daughter of Dewey Williams and Bertha (Roark) Williams. She graduated in 1953 from Monroe.
Virginia Weston, 73, of Monroe died at 1:50 this morning. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.
Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m until a 10 a.m. Funeral Service at Joy Road Baptist Church, 37055 Joy Rd. (just east of Newburgh Rd.).
Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with an evening Vigil Service 7 p.m., at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Mr. Wiatr will lie in state Wednesday 11 a.m., at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, until the time of the Funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations appreciated to the American Diabetes Association or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207. Share memories at www.Temrowski.com
WILLIAM J. AGAR DECKER William John Agar, age 74, of Decker, died Thursday, September 18, 2008 in Select Specialty Hospital, Saginaw. He was born March 19, 1934 in his Grandma's house in Elmwood Township to Harmon and Blanche (Smith) Agar. He married Joann F. Anderski June 27, 1959 in Saginaw. John served in the U.S. Air Force. He completed his toolmaker apprenticeship through Ford Motor Company and earned his journeyman card in 1958. John worked for tool companies in Saginaw before beginning work for Walbro as a tool engineer in 1983. He retired from Walbro in 1997. John was a 4-H Leader for nearly 30 years, teaching leather craft, photography, rocketry and woodworking. He was a member of the Sanilac County Fair Board, the Cass City Historical Society and the Cass City Genealogy Society and did a great deal of work on the research of the Elkland Township Cemetery map. John enjoyed golf and was a member of a golf league for many years. He truly enjoyed his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Joann; children, Stephen (Nesa) Agar, Belleville, Terry (Charles) Fahrner, Sebewaing and John (Barbara) Agar, Dearborn Heights; grandchildren, Kristy (Larry) Dumond, Andrew Fahrner, Aaron Fahrner, Robert Agar, Benjamin Agar and Daniel Agar; brother, Harmon (Nancy) Agar, Hart; sister, Thelma Chaussee, Westland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marilyn Weston and Elizabeth Verhuele. Funeral services were held in Colwood United Brethren Church with Pastor Phil Whipple officiating. Interment took place in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or Cass City Historical Society. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at
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Walter Hepker Perry, age 90, of Adrian passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Lawrence and Zella (Hepker) Perry. On Dec. 3, 1939, Walter was married in Wauseon to Phyllis Mary Crothers by her father, the Rev. Walton Crothers, and she survives. Walter was a faithful charter member of Fellowship Bible Church. He worked for Sterling Ice, Prudential Insurance, Finerty’s and Merillats. After retirement he worked for Bank of…
Wayne L. Hueston, 72, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor. He was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Hillsdale to Ivan & Lula (Adams) Hueston. He was married April 7, 1962 to G. Pauline Hueston and she preceded him in death in 1994. Wayne was a retired electrician formerly working at Allied Products and Hillsdale Tool. He was a graduate of Hillsdale High School in 1955 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are three daughters, Sherry (Rick) Fernandez,…
William "Bill" Stocker 1924-2008 William "Bill" Stocker, 83, Bad Axe, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born September 17, 1924 in Dryden, to the late Donald and Ione (Hamlin) Stocker. He was united in marriage to Arlene Smith on March 26, 1944 in Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on December 22, 2007. Bill graduated from Dryden High School in the class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was self employed as a two-way radio repairman. He was a member of the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church. He was councilman for the City of Bad Axe from 1966-1974 at which time he became the mayor until 1982 and was again a councilman for the next 11 years. He was a former Bad Axe Area firefighter. He was a life member of the Pigeon V.F.W Post 2236 and Verona-Huron Masonic Lodge #365 F&AM. He was very active and held many officer positions in these organizations. Bill enjoyed deer hunting and was an amateur radio operator. He is survived by two sons, Gerry (Elaine) Stocker, Bad Axe and James Stocker, Clarkston; daughter, Joy Krajenka, Bad Axe; two sisters, Margaret Glassford, Lapeer and Mary Ellen Rosebush, Dryden; nine grandchildren, Dennis and Bill Stocker, Renee Anderson, Sherrie Begely, Jon, Jeremy, Chris, Brian and Aaron Krajenka; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Stocker. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home "Mac Chapel" in Bad Axe. Rev. Jon Dykshoorn officiated, with cremation following at Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements were handled by the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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William G. “Bill” Mitchell, age 82, of Adrian died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.
William J. Agar 1934-2008 William John Agar, 74, Decker, died Thursday, September 18, 2008 in Select Specialty Hospital, Saginaw. He was born March 19, 1934 in his Grandma's house in Elmwood Township to Harmon and Blanche (Smith) Agar. He married Joann F. Anderski June 27, 1959 in Saginaw. John served in the U.S. Air Force. He completed his toolmaker apprenticeship through Ford Motor Company and earned his journeyman card in 1958. John worked for tool companies in Saginaw before beginning work for Walbro as a tool engineer in 1983. He retired from Walbro in 1997. John was a 4-H Leader for nearly 30 years, teaching leather craft, photography, rocketry and woodworking. He was a member of the Sanilac County Fair Board, the Cass City Historical Society and the Cass City Geneology Society and did a great deal of work on the research of the Elkland Township Cemetery map. John enjoyed golf and was a member of a golf league for many years. He truly enjoyed his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Joann; children, Stephen (Nesa) Agar, Belleville, Terry (Charles) Fahrner, Sebewaing and John (Barbara) Agar, Dearborn Heights; grandchildren, Kristy (Larry) Dumond, Andrew Fahrner, Aaron Fahrner, Robert Agar, Benjamin Agar and Daniel Agar; brother, Harmon (Nancy) Agar, Hart; sister, Thelma Chaussee, Westland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marilyn Weston and Elizabeth Verhuele. Funeral services were on Monday, September 22, 2008 in Colwood United Brethren Church with Pastor Phil Whipple officiating. Interment took place in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or Cass City Historical Society. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at
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Bill Culligan, 84, of Jackson, passed away Sept. 25, 2008. He was born in Detroit on March 11, 1924 and married Julia Newberry on Nov. 3, 1945. She survives along with two daugthers, Marnie (Larry) Parrott of Birminham and Maureen (Mike) Whitehead of Charlevoix; two granddaughers, Emily (Colin) McBean and Gillian (Steve) Goodfriend; two great-granddaughters, and his sister Nancy (Ralph) Rose. Bill attended Cooley High School in Detroit where he captained the Class A All-State football team in 1941. He…
White, William J. Ypsilanti Twp., MI Age 87, died September 27, 2008. Arrangements through Janowiak Funeral Home. Obituary and guest book at janowiakfuneralhome.com "Where Families Come First"
TRAVERSE CITY ? Margaret Joann Wills, 87, of Traverse City and formerly of Saginaw, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.Margaret was the daughter of the late Alfons and Elizabeth (Melsen) DeRidder. She was born on Jan. 22, 1921, in Norway, Mich., and married Warren Wills on June 5, 1947. Margaret is survived by her husband, Warren; three sons, Mike (Carey) Wills of Traverse City, Tom (Vicki) Wills of Quinnesec, Scott Wills of Honor; two daughters, Barbara Gray of…
Wilma Fae Wise Lapeer Wilma Fae Wise, 83, a lifetime Lapeer area resident, passed away September 21, 2008. She was born February 23, 1925, in Lapeer, to Burt and Vena Fae (Bennett) Knaggs. She married Morris Wise. Wilma worked 25 years for K-Mart in Lapeer, retiring in 2007. Mrs. Wise especially enjoyed being a greeter at K-Mart, she loved working with the public. She also enjoyed gambling, slot machines, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by her Son, Titus Wise of Lapeer, 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Wise; sons, Tommy and Michael; brother, Elton Knaggs, parents, Burt and Vena Knaggs. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the family. Funeral services were held Tuesday (September 23, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Pastor Peter DeKlerk officiated. Burial was held in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, (810)664-8111.
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