Beloved wife of the Benjamin Alderman. Dear mother of Ronald Alderman, Michael (Jan) Alderman and Sharon Hirschman. Loving grandmother of Stacey Hirschman, Mark Alderman, Dr. Brad (Julie) Hirschman, Dr. Robert (Jennifer) Alderman, Jill Alderman, and Lori Alderman. Great-grandmother of Corie, Bria, Casey, Connor, Bode, Bryce, and Riley. SERVICES TODAY 10 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH EL CEMETERY, LIVONIA or visit
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is at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, December 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a Memorial Service is Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at The First Congregational Church.
ANDREWS RUTH (NEE JENSEN)
Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Monday 11 a.m. at St. Peter, Mt. Clemens (95 Market St. at New St.) until Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (N. of 15 Mile Rd.) Clinton Twp. In state Monday at St. Hubert Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Scripture service Sunday 7 p.m. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to the Michigan Humane Society or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Please share a memory with the family at
COUSINEAU, MR. ALAN B. Muskegon Mr. Alan B. Cousineau, age 61, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in Muskegon. FUNERAL SERVICE with MILITARY HONORS will be 1PM Monday at The Sytsema Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Ave. 231-726-5210 with visitation one hour prior to the service. Complete obituary will be in Sunday's newspaper.
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Aletha Frantom, 86, of Jonesville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at her home. She was born March 30, 1922 in Hillsdale to James and Lottie (Eachues) Sindecuse. She was married Nov. 10, 1940 to Rex Frantom and he survives. Aletha had worked for the Hillsdale municipal court system and later helped her husband Rex run the family egg business. She was a graduate of Hillsdale High School and a longtime resident of the Hillsdale area, wintering in Lake Placid, Florida. She was a member of the Hillsdale First United Methodist Church and former member of the United Methodist Women. Surviving besides her husband Rex, of 68 years are a daughter, Sandy (Dennis) Foust of Hillsdale; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Sharon Frantom of Holiday, Fla. and Jessanna Frantom of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Jim and Tom. Funeral services for Aletha Frantom will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Curtis Jensen officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Hillsdale First United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Alice Jean Smith passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 25th after a long courageous battle with cancer. Known as Jean to her family and friends, she was born on March 22, 1933 in Hubbardston, MI. Her parents were Alice (Wiggins) and Thomas Ward. She was the seventh of eight children in her family. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Hubbardston and graduated in 1951. She worked as a telephone operator and secretary in Lansing for two years. She married Elmer Cunningham in May of 1953 and they had six children. She married Leslie Smith in April of 1974 and became a stepmother to his three children. Besides being a full time mother, Jean worked for several years at the Lyons Trim Plant and later as secretary for a Coal mining company in Hanna, Wyoming. She was a loving mother and proud grandmother. She loved to cook and her specialty was baking cookies that she loved to give away as gifts. She loved to teach her daughters and granddaughters how to cook. She is survived by her husband Leslie Smith; her children: Sharon (Kevin) VanEtt of Ionia, Nancy (Dave) Smith of Portland, Carol (Randy) Hoppes of Muir, Ken (Linda) Cunningham of Pinconning, David (Denise) Cunningham of Ionia, Gary (Dawn) Cunningham of Muir and two stepsons, Craig and Chris Smith of Orleans. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Melissa and Laura VanEtt, Ryan (Raychel) Smith, Rachel (Chris) Wyman, Stacey (Derek) Smith, Nick and Wesley Hoppes, Evan Cunningham, Kelsey, Trent, and Devin Cunningham, Brandon and Brent Cunningham. Great Granddaughters, Emily and Caelyn Smith; brother Jim Ward of Hubbardston. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Melvin Fox, Pastor at 11 am Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ionia with Rite of Committal following at Woodard Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich Street Ionia from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm Friday. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrow Hospice in memory of Mrs. Alice Jean Smith. Online condolences may be made at www.schraubenlehman.com
Alton Schmitt, 60, of Milan died Nov. 21. in his home.
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Alvin Glupker, age 81, of Holland, passed away on Friday November 28, 2008 in Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by his son, Max Glupker. Surviving are his wife, Carla Glupker; his children, Curt (Dianne) Glupker and Sheryll Hoekstra; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services: 11:00am on Thursday December 4, 2008 at the Dykstra Funeral Homes, Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Ave with Fr. Corwin Stoppel officiating. Visitation: Wednesday from 6-8pm at the Northwood Chapel. Memorial contributions: VFW Post 2144, 175 West 8th Street. www.lifestorynet.com
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Ann Shelden (Bailey) Ball, age 67, died on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at her home in Spring Arbor, with family by her side. She was preceded in death by her son Daniel and her parents, Dr. Jim and Esther Bailey. She is survived by high school sweetheart husband of 50 years, the Rev. Thomas M. Ball, Ed.D., D. Min.; son John (Sarah) Ball of Spring Arbor; grandchildren Mary Beth, Benjamin, Elijah and Hannah; great-grandchildren Jonathon and Hazel; sisters Marcia Bailey of Highland and Susan Kenton of Coldwater; and brother James E. Bailey, III, also of Coldwater; Having worked at Legg Middle School Library and the Coldwater Public Library, and retired from Spring Arbor University Library, she became an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Former director of the Altar Guild, president of the Chancel Guild and president of St. Nicholas Guild, she was also in charge of the church library and archives. Thoughful and compassionate, her latest project was sewing pajamas for toddlers to be given away to local charities. She was also an avid rug hooker. Beloved wife, mother and friend, everyone who knew her liked her and enjoyed her quarky sense of humor. Her husband pojnts out, having been married at age 17, she bore two sons but raised three boys. She will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be held at St. Paul’s Episopal Church in Jackson on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Larry Walters will officiate the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Library.
Arlene Kay Bauman Almont Arlene Kay Bauman, age 59, passed away Monday (November 24, 2008). She was born August 11, 1949 in Lapeer to Edward and Dorothy (Perlberg) D'Arcy. She married Desmond Bauman, Jr. on October 10, 1970 in Almont. Arlene was an avid horse lover being involved greatly in the 4-H in her early life. She had worked at TRW Vehicle Safety Systems in Washington, MI and as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. She was a passionate member of the Red Garter Gals of Lapeer and Better Breathers Club. Arlene loved life and the beauty of nature, watching the deer, geese, ducks and other wildlife from the view of her kitchen. She also enjoyed cooking and baking and could make some great meals. Her greatest love and passion were her three grandchildren, Zachery, Racheal and Chelsee. She is survived by her husband, Desmond Bauman; daughter, Kelly Jo (Ron) Keyes; grandchildren, Racheal, Zachery and Chelsee; sister, Sharlene (Marc) Henderson; one niece and five
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Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
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Beloved husband of the late Regina Gilbert Baskin and the late Ruth Baskin. Dear father of Ronald Baskin, Trudy (Michael) Pianko, Susan Baskin, Arnold Gilbert, Helen Gilbert, and Lori (Alan) Lenef. Loving grandfatherr of Rick Pianko, Lauren Pianko, Andrew Baskin, Jacki (Jeff) Graham, Dayna Gilbert, Julia Lenef, and Jacob Lenef. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES MONDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY, FERNDALE or visit
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Age 65, of Royal Oak died November 28, 2008. She was born April 25, 1943 in Detroit to Fulton and Wilda Wilson. Mrs. Bauswell was a food service worker in the Royal Oak school system. Surviving are her husband, Tivis; children, Catherine (Paul) Cheff of Royal Oak, Kelley (Eric) Wills of Royal Oak and Todd Bauswell of Royal Oak; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Luther, Andrew Cheff and Aaron Cheff and great-grandchildren, Isabel and Sylvie. She was preceded in death by her parents. Service 1:00 p.m. today at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Michigan Humane Society or the Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Arrangements by Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, Royal Oak.
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BLAY MARY MARGARET
November 27, 2008. Age 63. Beloved mother of Stacey Ann Palmer & David Anthony. Grandmother of Michael & Samantha Palmer. Loving aunt of Tom (Darla) Waldron, Pat (John) Brown, Carolyn Wolf (Dan Zappa) & Dan (Debbie) Wolf. Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorial gathering 12 noon - 4 p.m. Memorials to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association. Visit our on-line guest book@ www.howepeterson.com
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Sunday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073.
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(nee Duly) November 25, 2008 Age 69. Beloved mother of Jon, Jeffrey (Kimberly) and Jill Boback (Ron Cole). Loving grandma of Tiffany and Caitlin. Dear daughter of the late Michael and Julia Duly. Dear sister of Michael (Sandy) Duly and the late Lucille McCulough. Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at
BOWMAN AMY LINN
Age 55, November 23, 2008, of Clinton Township. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving mother of Heidi (Danny) Nowicki and Michael (Cassi). Dear grandmother of Hunter and Zackary Nowicki. Daughter of Jean Pannecouk (Lewis) and the late Tom Pannecouk. Sister of Gary Pannecouk, Barb (Louis) Knapp, Robin (David) Nannin and Tom (Sheree) Pannecouk, Jr. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Detroit Elks Lodge #34, 21728 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. The hall is located between 8 and 9 Mile Roads on the corner of Sunnydale. Park in the rear of the building and enter in the Harper Avenue main entrance. The family suggests donations made out to Cassi Ellen Bowman (indicate College Fund in memo area). These may be sent to TCF Bank, Fifteen Mile Rd., Fraser, MI 48026. Donations may also be given or sent to the family. Please sign the online guestbook at
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Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 9 a.m. at St. Ephrem Catholic Church on the SE corner of Dodge Park and 17 Mile until 10 a.m. Mass. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Monday December 1, 2:30 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, December 2, 12 noon to 8:00 pm. at Querfeld Funeral Home 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Burial, Ridgeway Twp. Cemetery, Britton, Michigan. www.querfeldth.com
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November 25, 2008, age 64 Beloved husband of Peggy. Dearest father of Heather Carter (Charles). Loving grandfather of Samantha. Memorial Service at a later date. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313)561-1500.
Barbara J. Waterbury North Oaks, Minnesota Barbara J. Waterbury, age 85, of North Oaks, passed away peacefully Friday (November 21, 2008). She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Extended family and friends recognized Barbara as the social grace of the family. She had the unique ability to extract the best out of all she touched... Barbara is the rich fabric that continues to bond the family. She is survived by her husband of 62 yeas, Thomas Waterbury; daughter, Rebecca Anderson; sons, John (Deborah) Waterbury, Christopher (Dennis Krager) Waterbury; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Arnold and Carolyn (Tom) Pembleton; special friend, Vicki White. The family held services last week at Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Chapel in MN. Visitation in Lapeer will begin 12:00 p.m., (Noon) Monday (December 1, 2008) at the First Presbyterian Church, Lapeer. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday (December 1, 2008) at the Church. Rev. Todd D. Smith
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Barbara R. Newton, age 65, of Rockwood died on Saturday, November 29, 2008 in Trenton, Michigan.
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Barbara S. Westra, age 77, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Home–Rosenberg Chapel of Sturgis.
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Bernard “Bud” Coy, age 80, of Coldwater, Mich., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 6, 1928, in Columbia City, Ind., a son of Joseph Leonard and Orpha (Anderson) Coy, and moved to Branch County in 1945. He married Betty Good on Sept. 6, 1949, in Angola, Ind. Bud was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korea and retired from the former Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy) in 1995 at the age of 65 after 27 years of service. He was a life member and Past Master of the Mystic Lodge #141 F. & A.M., a life member and Past Patron of the Mystic Star #354 O.E.S., and a former member of the American Legion. Bud also had private pilot’s license, was a ham radio operator, enjoyed his home computer and playing the guitar. He also enjoyed hunting fishing and playing cards.  He and his wife Betty spent 20 great winters fishing in Florida. Surviving are: his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Terry Capman of Fremont, Ind., Teresea and Marty Vandeventer of Cape Coral, Fla., Trudy and John Hardy of Burr Oak and Tarina and Drake Macklem of Coldwater; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; his brother, Benjamin Coy of Bradenton, Fla.; and sisters, Ilene Bentz of Columbia City, Ind., Helen Keller of Pickens, S. C., and Charlotte McKinney of Noblesville, Ind.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Merie Coy, his parents, five brothers and four sisters. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson  where a Masonic  service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, followed immediately by an Eastern Star service. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Siler of the First Congregational Church of Bronson officiating.  Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, with full military honors conferred by the Bronson American Legion Post 259.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Bernard “Bud” Coy, age 80, of Coldwater, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 6, 1928 in Columbia City, Ind., son of Joseph Leonard and Orpha (Anderson) Coy and moved to Branch County in 1945. He married Betty Good on Sept. 6, 1949 in Angola, Ind. Bud was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea and retired from the former Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy) in 1995 at the age of 65 after 27 years of service. He was a life member and Past Master of the Mystic Lodge #141 F. & A.M. and life member and Past Patron of the Mystic Star #354 O.E.S. and a former member of the American Legion. Bud also had a private pilot’s license, was a ham radio operator and enjoyed his home computer and playing the guitar. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He and his wife Betty spent 20 great winters fishing in Florida. Surviving are his wife Betty; daughters and sons-in-law Terry and Terry Capman of Fremont, Ind., Teresea and Marty Vandeventer of Cape Coral, Fla., Trudy and John Hardy of Burr Oak and Tarina and Drake Macklem of Coldwater; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his brother Benjamin Coy of Bradenton, Fla. and sisters Ilene Bentz of Columbia City, Ind., Helen Keller of Pickens, S.C. and Charlotte McKinney of Noblesville, Ind. He was preceded in death by his daughter Tina Merie Coy, his parents, five brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson with Pastor Terry Siler of the First Congregational Church of Bronson officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Colon with full military honors conferred by the Bronson American Legion Post 259. The family will receive friends at the Kolcz Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, where the Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday followed immediately by the Eastern Star Service. Memorial Donations are suggested to the family.
Bessie Roe, 90, of Deerfield died Saturday in Blissfield Place, Blissfield.
Mrs. Betty Ann Lundquist, aged 69 of Custer, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday morning, Nov. 27, 2008. Betty was born on March 27, 1939 in Ludington to John and Bernice (Budvit) Winslow, an...
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Betty E. O’Hara, 85, of LaGrange, Ind.,  died Nov. 25, 2008, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. today at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, where services are at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange.
• Mrs. Betty Lundquist, 69, of Custer, died Thursday Nov. 27. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....
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Betty F. TerAvest, of Allegan, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland. Mrs. TerAvest was born June 22, 1917 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Harry and Besse (Long) Blessing. Betty graduated from Chesaning High School, and attended Intercession City Bible College in Florida. She was working at Vennard College in Iowa, as the Dean of Women, when she meet Louis TerAvest, whom she has been married to for the past 33 years. She also spent many years as a volunteer at the Allegan General Hospital. She was a member of the Allegan Wesleyan Church. Surviving are her husband, Louis; five children, Cindy Harris of Chicago, Rick and Tammy Bailey of IN, Larry and Carol TerAvest of Allegan, Linda and Gary Wierenga of Caledonia and Bill and Sandy TerAvest of Allegan; seven grandchildren, Nick Bailey and Ashley Bailey, Kris TerAvest and Todd TerAvest, Chad TerAvest, Charles TerAvest and Sara Walker; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd G. Bailey; her son, John; two brothers, Harry and Richard; and her sister, Helen Barton. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at  Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.  Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Allegan Wesleyan Church. Pastors Marc Kelley and Todd TerAvest will officiate. Interment in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Holland. Memorials may be made to the Allegan Wesleyan Church Missions in Haiti.
Bobbie Ella Young, 82, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Monroe, died peacefully Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center.
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DiAge 77. Beloved husband of Mercedes for 58 years. Dear father of John (Brenda), Marie (Ray) Kassa, Andy (Robin), Tony (Kim), and Bonnie (Craig) Butler. Loving grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of six. Dear brother of Florence, Dolores, and Angelo. Air Force Veteran and U.S. Postal Carrier for 38 years. Visiting Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (between 6-7 Mile). In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Gerald Church, 21700 Farmington (N. of 9 Mile). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
COLE GRETCHEN BORNOR
Born November 12, 1927 to loving parents Dora and Frank Bornor, passed on in peace on November 24, 2008 at age 81, with her daughters Cynthia and Sally by her side. She is also survived by Sally's husband Ron, grandchildren Erich, Nicole (Josh), Misha, Libby (Terry), and Emerson, and great-grandson Jayce. Gretchen's life is a testament to her loving, intelligent and independent spirit. She was born in Detroit and lived in several states during her childhood, as her father designed the nation's new highways. Her family later settled in Royal Oak, where she graduated from Royal Oak High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1949 in sociology and music from DePauw University in Indiana, where she created many lifelong friendships as a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Gretchen devoted countless volunteer hours as a Braille typist and with numerous other organizations while she was a wife and mother, and raised her two daughters with devotion, love and great fun. When she was in her 50s she earned a master's degree in social work from Wayne State University, and then worked as a medical social worker at St. Joseph's Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. In 1983 she became CEO of Detroit Air Compressor Company, which her parents had founded and run together for more than 40 years, and in the 1990s Gretchen received the Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Gretchen continually gave her love, thoughtfulness, keen intellect, grand humor and radiant smile to her family and many friends. She enjoyed traveling, and made everyone around her feel special. Gretchen marveled others with the power of her beautiful singing voice despite her 4'10" frame, reveled in the quiet of a glass of wine and a good book, and the beauty of Lake Michigan from her vacation home in northern Michigan. She leaves a lasting legacy of deep love for family, and a special style that will remain in the hearts of all who knew her forever. While the family will celebrate Gretchen's life privately, friends are welcome to share memories and extend condolences at DesmondFuneralHome.com. Memorial tributes in her name to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871.
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November 25, 2008, age 87, of Bloomfield Hills. Founder and CEO of Specialty Steel Treating, Inc. Beloved husband of the late Barbara for 65 years. Loving father of Harold (Joanne), Mary Verhelle (Thomas), and Martha Parker (Gary). Dear grandfather of Kellie, Scott, Todd, Heather, and Katie. Great-grandfather of eight. Brother of Richard Cox. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Sunday 5-8 p.m., and Monday 1-8 p.m. Interment White Chapel. View obituary and share memories at
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Wollpert, Carl F. Longtime resident of Grass Lake, age 102, passed away November 28, 2008. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Sherwood Funeral Home, Grass Lake. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2008 at the Federated Church of Grass Lake. A full obituary will be in Sunday's edition.
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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.
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Charlene Kaye Larson, age 57, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She fought a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Charlene was born June 29, 1951, to Charlotte (Cessna) and Richard Hillard in Adrian. She graduated from Sand Creek High School in 1969. Charlene also attended JCC where she received her associate’s degree in early childhood development. On Jan. 24, 1970, she married Patrick Larson in Adrian.  For 17 years she was employed at Gary Gray Physical Therapy Clinic, where she assisted in healing through physical therapy and lots of laughter. Later, following a longtime dream to share her love of children, she opened Small Wonders Day Care and Preschool Learning Center. In Sept. 2005 she moved into the Christian Family Centre.  She was a member of Crossroads Community Church. Besides her husband Pat, Charlene is survived by daughters, Lisa (Steve) Martinez of Adrian and Lori (Brooks) Millar of Traverse City; grandchildren, Aarika, Elena and Gabriel Martinez and Kilee and Larson Millar; mother, Charlotte Hillard of Adrian, brothers, Gary (Shirley) Hillard of Morenci; Steve (Jay) Hillard of Northville; Mike (Paula) Hillard of Maumee, OH; sister, Kathy Hillard of Adrian; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Hillard. According to Charlene’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration of Charlene’s life will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Christian Family Centre with Pastor Scott Winstead officiating. Friends are invited to gather at the Christian Family Centre after the service as well. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Charlene may be made to the Hickman Cancer Center for Hillard Massage Therapy. These funds will be used to fulfill Charlene’s dream that all cancer patients be able to receive the touch of healing hands at no charge. Arrangements made by Wagley Funeral Home.
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Charles R. Snyder, Jr., age 92, of Coldwater died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Drews Place of Coldwater. The service will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor David Anderson from the First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #52 Drill Team. Charles was born Feb. 18, 1916 in Clarion, Iowa to Charles and Harriett (Burt) Snyder. He married Doris Jeanne (Tule) Eslow on Feb. 9, 1968 in Indiana. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2004. Mr. Snyder has been in the Coldwater area most of his life, driving for Commercial Carriers and Gambles for 39 years, retiring in 1980. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of WWII. Charles was a member of the Coldwater American Legion #52, the Eagles and Moose Lodge, both of Coldwater and the former VFW. He enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing and listening to country music. Mr. Snyder is survived by his sisters Marjorie Watt, Helen Snyder and Frances Hoyt; his sister-in-law Opal Snyder of Dows, Iowa; his son-in-law Jim Almond of Coldwater; his grandchildren Scott Washburn and Timothy Eslow of Coldwater, Lori and Rich Foster of Columbus, Ohio, Matt and Stefania Eslow of Clovis, Calif. and Cindy Ramsey of Spring City, Pa.; great grandchildren Shanna Washburn of Battle Creek, Courtney Washburn of Pittsburg, Pa., Joshua Washburn of Coldwater, Beau, Tylar and Quinn Foster of Columbus, Ohio, Jessica, Daniel and James Ramsay of Spring City, Pa. and Elisa Eslow of Clovis, Calif. and  great, great grandchildren Gabriel and Noah Washburn of Battle Creek. In addition to his wife, Charlie was preceded in death by his step children Charles Eslow, Kay Almond, Thomas Eslow and his brother Robert Snyder. Memorials may be directed to the Branch Co. Veterans or the American Legion Nursing Scholarship Fund. Please visit www.dutcherfh.com to share a thought in the family guestbook.
Hunt Clarence Willard "Bill" Midland Michigan Clarence Willard "Bill" Hunt, 74, of Midland, died Thursday morning, November 27, 2008 at his home. He was born August 10, 1934 in Saginaw, the son of the late John Willard and Ethel (Ferguson) Hunt. There will be a gathering time for Bill's family and friends on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler Street, Midland. A complete obituary is available on line at www.waresmithwoolever.com or call (989) 631-2292. Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel Midland, Michigan
Willard, Clarence Midland, Michigan Clarence Willard "Bill" Hunt, 74, of Midland, died Thursday morning, November 27, 2008 at his home. He was born August 10, 1934 in Saginaw, the son of the late John Willard and Ethel (Ferguson) Hunt. There will be a gathering time for Bill's family and friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler Street, Midland. A complete obituary is available online at waresmithwoolever.com or call (989) 631-2292.
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November 24, 2008 Age 86 of Royal Oak. Beloved wife of the late Melvin E. Owens. Dear mother of Carolyn S. Steele and the late William E. Owens. Grandmother of Todd C. Steele (Beth) and Tamber S. Soverino (Nick). Great grandmother of Taylor, Brittany, Madison, Nicholas, Michael and Mitch. Services were held privately. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Rd, Ste 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at
November 22, 2008. Age 96. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Dear father of Diane DeWid of Cary, North Carolina and Michael J. Dunosky of Campbell, California. Dear uncle of Gene Sweet of Beverly Hills, MI. Dear grandfather of Mrs. Traci deWid of Raleigh, NC, Mrs. Stephani Withalani of Wilmington, NC, Marissa Dunosky and Aidan Dunosky of Campbell, CA, and great-grandsons Dillion and Teagan. Dear brother of Charles Donatsky of New Jersey and the late John, Joe, George, Anna, Mary, Verna, and Bertha. Michael was a WWII India Burma Campaign Veteran and retired 30 year employee of Stroh's Brewery. Funeral Service Thursday (December 4) 11 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (W. of Hoover), Warren. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at
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• Daniel Douglas Allen, Sr., 45, of Bear Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 25. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements....
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David. M. Wampler Jr., 58, of Monroe died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home. Arrangements entrusted to Covenant Cremation and Funeral Society, Monroe.
HALL, MR. DONALD M. (Husband of Cheri) Twin Lake Mr. Donald M. Hall, age 60, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at Mercy Hospital. He retired as an inspector after working over 20 years for CWC-Textron and had been active in the DeColores Movement. A MEMORIAL GATHERING will be held 7:00 PM Sunday, November 30, 2008 in Lourdes Hall at St. Mary Catholic Church. A complete obituary will appear in The Sunday Chronicle. Arrangements by The Lee Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 6291 S. Harvey Street (231) 798-1100
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Doris E. (Decker) Sampson age 81, of Colon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2008, at the Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater. Doris was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Harry and Emma (Krontz) Mac Pherson. Doris grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis High School with the class of 1944. She later moved to Colon where she lived most all of her adult life. On Sept. l, 1946, she married Alvin W. Decker in Burr Oak and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1998.  She later married William K. Sampson on Jan. 17, 2000, in Colon. Doris was a homemaker and had worked for the former Denton Mills Company of Colon.  She loved and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris was a very active member of the Colon Church of Christ and loved her church family. She is survived by her husband, William Sampson of Colon; two daughters, Linda (Jerry) Albright of Colon and Shirley (Christopher) Smith of Colon; son-in-law, Monty Skinner of Leonidas; two step children, Teresa (Mark) Schantz of Tampa, Fla., and Jeff (Teresa) Sampson of Sturgis; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne K. Skinner in 2002; a son-in-law, David West in 1998; three great-grandchildren, Lyndsay and Leah West and Isaac Ray Reed; three brothers, John, Fred and William Mac Pherson; and two sisters, Faye Kline and Marguerite Thaden. The family will receive relatives and friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. in Colon.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Doris will be at 11 a.m. Saturday  from the funeral home with David Porter and John West officiating.  Burial will follow at South Colon Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in memory of Doris to the Colon Church of Christ.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Dorothy C. Furtado, 79, of Coldwater, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at Drew’s Place of Coldwater. Dorothy was born November 22, 1929 in Elizabeth, N.J. to John and Thomasine (Gordon) Traub. She married Leonard Unkert in 1951 in Elizabeth, N.J., then she married Gilbert Furtado in 1984 in Brick, N.J. Dorothy was a member of Central Baptist Church in Elizabeth, N.J. She was past P.T.A. President and former Girl Scout Leader. She managed the Music Makers Band in Lakewood, N.J. She was a strutter for the Happy Days String Band of Toms River, N.J. She also was a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution. Survivors include daughter Faith (Robert) Callahan of Coldwater, sons Paul (JoAnn) Unkert of Toms River, N.J. and Warren (Karen) Unkert of Elwood, N.J.; grandchildren Christina Coghlan, Jamie Rademacher, Kelly Cavanaugh, Daniel Cavanaugh, Lauren Unkert, Melaine Hons, Jennifer Callahan and Amy Callahan and 13 great grandchildren A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at the Gillespie Funeral Home, Coldwater. Visit www.gillespiefh.com to leave a message or condolences to the family.
Duane Charles Ost, age 73, of Hale and Milan, MI, went to be with his Savior November 23, 2008.
Saturday 5-9pm and Sunday 1-9pm with a Rosary Service Sunday 7pm at Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel), 5900 Allen Rd. Instate Monday December 1, 2008, 9:30am with a 10:00am Mass of Resurrection at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at:
Mrs. Krompetz, 89, of Deland, passed away at University Center East following a lingering illness. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan. 23, 1919 to the late William and Anna (Hess) Lange. She came to the Gladwin area in 1940 and married William Krompetz on May 13, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1968. They operated a family farm on Nickless Rd. Edna was former member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
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Edris E. Murray, 87, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born July 21, 1921 in Montpelier, Ohio to Rex and Florence (Samm) Delcamp. She was married April 19, 1947 in Angola, Ind. to Dow Murray and he survives. Edris was the former owner of Parisian Beauty Salon in Hillsdale. She was a graduate of Pittsford High School in 1939, valedictorian of her class.  She attended Riggs Beauty School.  She was past president and member of the Lady Elks, member of Hillsdale Business and Professional Women, the Hillsdale Community Theater and member of the National Hair Dressers Association. Surviving besides her husband Dow of 61 years are three sons, Jeff (Shirley) Haskins of Emory, Texas, Jon (Diane) Murray of Bradenton, Fla. and Jerre Murray of Sarasota, Fla; daughter, Jill Langs of Hillsdale; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin Delcamp of Maumee, Ohio and Stuart (Judy) Delcamp of Punta Gorda, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Walter “Pat” Haskins and two grandchildren, Jaime and Jared Langs. Funeral services for Edris Murray will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with the Rev. Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Litchfield. The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Medical Care Facility. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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WATERSMEET, Mich. -- Edward "Ed" Wasson, 82, of Watersmeet, passes away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Aspirus Lillian Kerr Health Care Center, in Phelps
Edward H. Krause, 87, of Port Austin died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw.
Edward Jake "a.k.a. Jusus" Welker Attica Edward Jake "a.k.a. Jusus" Welker, age 58, of Attica for the past 27 years (formerly of Pontiac) passed away Saturday (November 22, 2008). He was born January 8, 1950 in Pontiac to Vivian "Viv" and Marjorie (Poole) Welker. He married Kimberly Gist on March 21, 1994 in Lapeer. Ed graduated in 1969 from Pontiac Northern High School. He was a tow truck driver for Garvin Towing in Auburn Hills for 22 years. More recently, Ed worked for Jay's Septic where he was 2007's Salesman of the Year. Ed "Jusus" was a retired member of the Avengers Motorcycle Club he had been a member for 35 years Ed enjoyed woodworking, gardening, antiques, Harley-Davidson's, camping, his brothers and sisters and his pekingese, Siah. He is survived by his wife, Kim Welker of Attica; mother, Marjorie Welker of Pontiac; siblings, Kevin (Chris) Welker of Lake Orion, Mark Welker of Pontiac and Sharon Welker-Wells of Lynnville, TN.; also by many nieces, nephews, g
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Elton F. Hagen, age 94, of Dundee, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Monroe. He was born Nov. 2, 1914, and farmed all his life in Dundee Township, and was an active member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Petersburg. He played sports at Petersburg High School, loved the Detroit Tigers and square dancing at the Bedford Senior Center. For 44 years he was a dairy farmer, delivering to various dairies. He married Marguerite Gillette on Dec. 24, 1936, and she died July 21, 1982. He then married Donna Kopka Winter on May 2, 1987. His survivors include his wife; three stepsons, Dennis (Beverly) Winter of Dundee, John (Ruth) Winter of Dundee and James (Debbie) Winter of Saline; three stepdaughters, Linda (Eugene) Roberts of Okeana, Ohio, Peggy (Ron) Diuble of Ann Arbor and Rita (Ruskin) Tansel of Dundee; a sister, Pearl Schmidt of Auburn; Calif.; 22 stepgrandchildren; and 22 stepgreat-grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Cover Funeral Home in Dundee. He will lie in state on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. services at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Petersburg. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Petersburg. Memorials may be made to St. Peters Church Expansion Fund or Dundee Senior Citizens Center.
Elton Fredrick Hagen, age 94 of Dundee, a loving and gentle man, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at the Lutheran Home in Monroe. He was born November 2, 1914, in Dundee Township to Carl and Leda (Rohn) Hagen.
DUNDEE - Elton Hagen, 94, of Dundee, died Friday at the Lutheran Home in Dundee.
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Erma Mae Snead, age 79, of Adrian, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Provincial House.   She was born March 12, 1929, in Macon Twp., to Floyd Samuel and Mabel Mae (Newling) Swain. On March 30, 1947, she married Willard Snead. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 2003. Erma attended the Zion United Brethren Church. She enjoyed crafting, bowling and square dancing. She loved the outdoors, including deer hunting and shooting archery. Erma is survived by one son, Daniel Snead, and his wife, Karen, of Pioneer, Ohio; two daughters, Janice Coopshaw and her husband, Jerry, of Jasper and Sandra Lillard and her husband, Wade, of Pioneer, Ohio; one sister, Betty; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Randy Snead; and two brothers. Funeral services for Erma will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Aden Porter officiating.  Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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"OMA" Beloved wife of the late Jack Frank. Loving mother of Dennis (Peggy) Frank and Allen (Judith) Frank. Devoted grandmother "Oma" of Jeffrey (Julie) Frank, Julie Frank, Brian (Shanna) Frank and Danny (Angie) Frank. Proud great-grandmother "Oma" of Ryan, Zachary and Max Frank. Also survived by her special friend Nancy Meyer and devoted caregivers Ann Reynolds and Nicole Reynolds. SERVICES 2 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
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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.
BRAZIER, G. Victor - Age 90, of Flint Twp., died Friday, November 28, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 12 PM Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery where veteran's honors will be performed under the auspices of Swartz Creek VFW/AmVets Post #3720. Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Sunday and 12-4 and 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. A VFW memorial service will be held 7 PM Monday evening. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army. Mr. Brazier was born January 14, 1918 in Flint, the son of George and Maud (Cook) Brazier. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Brazier married Thressa Belle Dunsmore on June 26, 1946 in Angola, IN and she preceded him in death on March 5, 2002. Mr. Brazier retired from Buick Motor Company in 1978 after 41 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the Salvation Army, Durand Eagles, Swartz Creek VFW # 3720, the American Legion and Am Vets. Surviving are: two daughters, Vicki and husband, William Tilley of Swartz Creek, Pamela and husband, Arthur Seymour of Flint; son, Kevin Brazier and wife, Mary of Swartz Creek; six grandchildren, Amy LaForest of Imlay City, Joseph Tilley of Swartz Creek, Heather Seymour and husband, Jake Huber of Haslett, Jennifer Seymour of Flint, Krystal and husband, Kyle Rife of Montgomery, IL, Ryan Brazier of Flint; six great-grandchildren, Lukas, Trevor and Preston Rife, Joshua Woodley, Marlene and Justin Huber; brother, Howard Leslie Brazier and wife, Dorothy of FL. He was also preceded in death by: granddaughter, Angela Brazier. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of sharpfuneralhomes.com.
GARDINER WILLIAM GLENN
Age 83, November 23, 2008. Born July 31, 1925, in Detroit, MI to the late William S. and S. Margaret (Jakes) Gardiner of Merrickville, Ontario. Glenn grew up in East Detroit and enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1943. He was assigned to the 381st Bomb Group of the 8th Army Air Force and flew combat missions as a radio operator and waist gunner in B-17s over Europe. After the war he attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art and spent his career in the field of commercial art. Painting was a lifetime passion and he spent many hours in front of an easel creating and experimenting. He is survived by his five children, William M.Gardiner, Victoria Slicker, Susan Pardee (Elliott), John G. Gardiner (Becky), William J. Gardiner, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also survived by his brother, John F. Gardiner (Diane) nieces and nephew Christopher. Kelly, Ann their spouses and children. Internment will be at a later date at the Merrickville Union Protestant Cemetery, Merrickville, Ontario.
GILLEM BARBARA JOAN
(Roll-Waller). Born on December 30, 1931, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 26, 2008. Loving wife of Eugene. Devoted mother of six, daughters Cheryl (Dale) Hamilton, JoAnne (Raymond) Bourquin, sons Donald(Tammy) Roll, Robert (Gina) Roll, Vincent (Marie) Roll, and Richard (Susan) Roll. Wonderful grandmother of nine, and great-grandmother of eight. Loving sister of Kenneth Peters. Cremation has taken place.
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November 23, 2008. Age 73. Wife of the late Emerson "Gil". Beloved mother of Louise (Mike) Bentley, Anna (Gordie) Dove, Keith, Kevin (Donna) and Karen Gillis. Five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Dear sister of twin, Catherine (Don) McKenzie, Teresa (Rocco) Garafolo, Marylou (Ron) Barber, Dick (Shirley) Yuergens, Denny Yuergens, Tim (Jan) Yuergens, Tom Yuergens and the late Ken Yuergens. Memorial Mass Monday, December 29 at 10 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake (off Mack between 8 - 9 Mile Rd.) St. Clair Shores. Arrangements entrusted to Simple Funerals, St. Clair Shores, www.simplefuneralsinmichigan.com Memorials suggested to St. John Hospice or American Cancer Society.
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78, Detroit, Michigan, a Ford retiree, died peacefully, Monday, November 17, 2008 at New Light Nursing Home. Services take place at 10:30am, Monday, November 24, 2008 at Cole Funeral Home with burial immediately following at United Memorial Gardens in Plymouth, Michigan. Luther leaves behinds his five children: Luther Glenn Jr., William Glenn, Kristi Glenn, Karlena Glenn, Matthew Glenn; sisters Roberta Lundy, Mary Preston and Nora Burkett; and one grandchild Tia Michelle Glenn.
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Age 84 of Shelter Bay, MI. Long time Grosse Pointe resident and psychiatrist, died November 21 in Marquette. Survived by his wife, K. Sue Graves, Shelter Bay; children, Adrienne Southgate, Barrington, RI; James Willis (Phyllis) Graves, Chicago, IL; John David Nicholas Graves, New York, NY; Ericka Frederick, Chicago, IL; Alexandra (Brian) Frederick-Folz, Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Jay and Scott Southgate, Hannah and Gus Graves, Emma Rye, Anna Graves, Mac Campbell and Sophia and Emma Folz; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded by four siblings. Memorial gathering Sunday, December 7, 2008, 1:30 p.m. at Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe., (906)226-2711.
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Sunday 1-7pm. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Memorial gifts suggested for Mass intentions or to Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org)
KNICKERBOCKER, GEORGE W. - Age 76, of Clark Lake, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2008 at Battle Creek Health System in Battle Creek. He was born on March 29, 1932 in Michigan Center, Michigan to Elden L. and Bernice Florence (Prine) Knickerbocker. He married Opal Charlene Stiverson on May 2, 1953 in Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan, and she survives. George was raised in the Michigan Center and Springport area. He lived the past 53 years at Clark Lake. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy from 1953 - 1955. He graduated from the National Radio Institute in Washington D.C. George was employed as a machinist at Clark Equipment in Jackson for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He also was a T.V. repairman for over 50 years. He was a member of the Heart O'Lakes United Brethren In Christ Church in Brooklyn and the AARP. George enjoyed moped riding, traveling with his family, gardening, jig saw woodworking and ushering in church. He was also an artist of cartoon characters. Surviving besides his wife, Charlene, are one son, Roger (Deborah) Knicker-bocker of Parma; one daughter, Helen (Efren) Paredes of Battle Creek; four grandchildren, Nicki (Mitch) Taylor and Taryn (Michael) Barlow; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Briana Wandel; one brother, Elden R. "Nick" (Shirley) Knickerbocker of Eaton Rapids; sister-in-laws, Joyce Foster of Addison, Naomi Underhill of Tuscon, AZ; nephews, nieces and cousins. His parents and two grandchildren, Gary Wandel and Jeremy Knickerbocker, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the Heart O'Lakes United Brethren In Christ Church in Brooklyn with Pastor Milan Maybee officiating. Burial will take place at Norvell Cemetery, Norvell Township, Jackson County, Michigan. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison and one hour before the Funeral service at Heart O'Lakes United Brethren In Christ Church. Memorials can be given to the Heart O'Lakes United Brethren In Christ Church. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at: www.brownvanhemert.com. www.MLive.com/obits
Gerald Dewitt Spare, 66 yrs, of Petersburg, died Friday night, under the care of Arbor Hospice.Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home Monday from 2-9 PM. Services will be at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 AM. Revs.
Short, Gerald "Jerry" Breckenridge, Michigan Age 71, passed away Friday November 28, 2008 at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. Jerry was born November 21, 1937 in Hemlock to Elmer and Margaret "Jo" (Burns) Short. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1956. He married Joyce Palmer on June 27, 1959 in St. Charles. He retired in 1993 from General Motors B.O.C. in Lansing. Jerry was a member of the Breckenridge United Methodist Church. He enjoyed wood working, reading, gardening and traveling. He loved his family and will be deeply missed. He is survived by wife Joyce of Breckenridge, sons Jeff (Karen) Short, Scott Short, Brad (Linette) Short all of Breckenridge, daughter Julie (Lyndon) Waldron of Crystal, grandchildren Katie and Emylie Short, Bradley Short and Cortney Smerdon, Brittin, Kileigh and Quayd Short and Alexandra and Bailie Waldron. Also brother Duane (Judy) Short, several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Jerry was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann, parents, father and mother-in-law Ray and Eva McCann. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Breckenridge United Methodist Church with Pastor Dale Golden officiating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Lux and Whiting Funeral Chapel, Breckenridge. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., Breckenridge / Wheeler Rescue Unit or the Breckenridge United Methodist Church. To view the obituary or leave a condolence please visit www.luxfuneralhomes.com
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Gordon Van Beek, age 73 of Spring Lake, was called Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 27, 2008, following a short illness. He was born on September 3, 1935, in Spring Lake to Dick and Bertha (Wabeke) Van Beek and married the former Joyce Schmidt on September 2, 1960, in Grand Haven. Gordon was employed by Fifth Third Bank for thirty-eight years (formerly Security First Bank & Trust). He was a graduate of Western Michigan Christian High School, attended Calvin College, graduated from the University of Michigan, received his MBA from Western Michigan University, and was also a graduate of MABAC School for Bank Audit Control, Madison, WI.  He served his country in the United States Army for two years in Germany.  Gordon enjoyed fishing, his family, reading, traveling, boating, and mission work to Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti. Gordon was actively involved in volunteer work in the Tri-Cities. He was an active member of the Spring Lake Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder, treasurer, deacon, cadet leader, and Sunday School teacher. His survivor’s include his loving wife, Joyce, one daughter; Susan (David) Koetsier of Grand Rapids, three sons; Jeff (Deb) Van Beek of Fruitport, Brad (Ruth) Van Beek of Grand Rapids, and Mark (Andrea) Van Beek of Grand Haven, ten grandchildren; Joshua, Nathan and Sarah Koetsier, Tyler and Grace Van Beek, Alan Van Beek, and Landon, Lainey, Connor and Crew Gordon Van Beek, one brother; Laverne (Mary) Van Beek of North Carolina, two sisters-in-law; Jean (David) MacArthur of Illinois, and Judy (Mel) Campbell of California, one brother-in-law; Don (Bonnie) Schmidt of Grand Haven, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a baby sister Ruth. The service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at the Spring Lake Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Drew Sweetman, Rev. James VanderMeiden, and Rev. Steve Datema officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28. Friends may meet the family on Tuesday, December 2 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad in Spring Lake. Interment will be in the Spring Lake Township Cemetery.  Memorials in Gordon’s name may be made to the Grand Haven Christian School or the Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.vbkfuneralhome.com.
Grace L. Gregwer, 91, of Pentwater, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Grace Louise Gebhardt was born April 22, 1917 in Ludington, the daughter of John and Anna (Jasmer) Gebhardt....
Tuesday 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
HEITMAN MARY RITA
at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, (248) 348-1800, Saturday, 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 7:00 p.m. In state St. Aidan Church, 17500 Farmington Road, Livonia MI, Monday 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, 29575 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Online condolences at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
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Sunday 2 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Greater Rochester Area Community Foundation.
Sunday 1-9 p.m. Service Sunday 7:30 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.
at Prince of Peace Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jay Monahan Center for GI Health, 1315 York Ave., Floor 1, New York, NY 10021, www.monahancenter.org. On Line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
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, Tuesday 11 a.m. until the time of service, 1 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., (2 Blks. W. of Woodward), Berkley. Burial, Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, http://www.alz.org/gmc/ Share your memories at: www.sawyerfuller.com
HUDSON MARION JEAN
of Flushing, formerly of Detroit. Age 80, died Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Private Memorial Services were held. Marion was born in Canada on December 25, 1927, the daughter of Alfred and Marie Mongeon. Surviving are: her children, Paul Hudson Jr., Kathleen and husband David Palevich, Steven and wife Margaret Hudson, Mary and husband Ron Rinna; grandchildren Kimberly and Kristen Hudson. Rossell Funeral Home, Inc., Flushing, Michigan.
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Harold L. Wirebaugh, 76, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1932 in Calhoun County to Lawrence and Pearl (Sherman) Wirebaugh. He was married Sept. 30, 1966 to Mary Harwood and she preceded him in death in 1997. Harold retired from Hillsdale Tool after 22 years of service. He was a resident of Hillsdale and Calhoun Counties the majority of his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Westfall and Cheryl Hyatt, both of Hillsdale; son, Harold Wirebaugh Jr. of Hillsdale; step-daughter, Kim (Dan) Moyer of Osseo; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Lawrence Jr. Funeral services for Harold Wirebaugh will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville with Pastor Clyde Wonders officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville. The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale County Conservation Club. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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.
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CRANDON, Wis. -- Helen Josephine Olszak, 82, of Crandon, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away at the AGI Health Care Center on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008.
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Herman F. Loebl, age 90, of Saugatuck Township, died Friday November 28, 2008 at his home. He was born August 26, 1918 in Milwaukee, to Herman J. and Helen (Schmidt) and spent the summer season on Lake Michigan. Herman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and his MBA from Harvard University in 1942.  He married the former June Hulbert on June 19, 1943.  Herman served in the US Navy from 1942 until 1946.  Herman was a professor Emeritus and served as Associate Dean at the College of Business Administration, Marquette University  retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, June Loebl, a daughter, Margaret Mary Loebl of Champaign, IL, sons, Donald (Ann) Loebl of Augusta, GA, John (Patricia) Loebl of Lakin, KS, Rev. Jeffrey Loebl S.J. of Milwaukee, WI, and James Loebl of Green Bay, WI, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, a brother, Robert (Anne) Loebl of Holland.  Herman was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Schuetze, brothers, Frank and John Loebl. Funeral Services will be held  11:00 AM Thursday December 4, 2008 at the Gesu Catholic Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI.  Memorials may be given to the Herman F. Loebl Scholarship Fund, College of Business Administration  at Marquette University or the Jesuit Partnership. Local arrangements are by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign a guest register.
Beloved father of Jodi Beth Silverman, Bradley Lawrence Jaffe and Tamara Jaffe. Loving grandfather of Blake Tyler Silverman and Michael Jaffe. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. FOR TIME AND PLACE OF SERVICE, CALL THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK. www.irakaufman.com
JARVENPAA JEAN MARIE
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is Sunday, 1:00-9:00 p.m. Entombment in Michigan Memorial Park.
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Vietnam Veteran passed Friday November 21, 2008 at the age of 61. Lloyd was a native of Detroit, MI and resided in Redlands, CA at the time of his death. Dear husband of Sheila, beloved son-n-law of Nadine, cherished by sister Jacqueline "Jackie" Jones, loved by daughter Jodi (James) and a host of cousins and friends. Memorial will be held Friday November 28, 2008 in Redlands, CA. Call 909-809-0174.
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NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Jack Dennis Nelmark, 70, New Berlin, passed away peacefully Nov. 10, 2008.
James E. Olinger, Sr. , age 64, of Dundee, passed away at his home suddenly on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 8:12 P.M.
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James Melvin Chapman Sr., 66, of E. Lake Drive, Fish Lake, White Pigeon, Mich., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at his home following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Coldwater, a son of Melvin John Chapman and Vera L. Gerth. He had resided in the Fish Lake area and White Pigeon since 1963, coming from Three Rivers. On Nov. 9, 1959, he married Brenda J. Chiddister in Kalamazoo. He was a truck driver for 35 years and was employed at White Pigeon Paper Mill for six years. James was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1355, Sons of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose #574 and Fraternal Order of Eagles #1314, all of Sturgis, and the Amvets of Mount Dora, Fla. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding. Surviving are: his wife, Brenda J. Chapman of White Pigeon; three sons, Jeff Monty (Toni) Chapman of Punta Gorda, Fla., Jerry Michael (Donna) Chapman of Three Rivers and John Mark (Lisa) Chapman of Goshen, Ind.; his mother, Vera L. Lord of Leesburg, Fla.; five granddaughters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Linda L. Chapman of Dubuque, Iowa. Preceding him in death were his father and a son, James Melvin Chapman Jr. By his request, there will be no funeral services. Donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon, which is handling the final arrangements.
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Jaymie Marie Cornish, age 37, of Three Rivers, Mich., died Nov. 15, 2008, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, following a hard-fought battle with brain cancer. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1111 Galyn Street, Sturgis. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, of Sturgis is handling arrangements. Her obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
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Jean Ann Kohler, 54, of Quincy, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Born May 4, 1954, in Hillsdale, she was the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Bartell) McCalla. Jean graduated from Jonesville High School in 1972 and had been employed at ConAgra Foods in Quincy. In her leisure time, Jean enjoyed flower gardening, camping, bicycling and walking on the beach. She especially loved time spent with her grandchildren, baking and decorating for the holidays. On Aug. 31, 2001, she married Jerry Kohler and he survives, along with two daughters, Shannon (Jimmie) VanDusen of Hillsdale, and Erica (Jeff Hite) Barker of Waldron; one son, Shaun (Missy) Barker of Osseo; one brother, Terry McCalla of Angola, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor, Devin and Jadyn VanDusen, Damien, Seth and Zoey Barker and Kierstyn Barker and Uriah Hite; one nephew, Tim McCalla. Her parents and one brother, Steven McCalla, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, with Pastor Mark Case officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy. Visitation is scheduled 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or CHC Hospice would be appreciated.
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BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. -- Jean C. Johnson, 76, of Bruce Crossing, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Ironwood.
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Jean E. Drake-Lockwood, 57, of Quincy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born June 6, 1951, in Hillsdale. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Reading American Legion. There will be a service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Braman officiating.
Joan M. Laidlaw Oxford Joan M. Laidlaw, age 70, of Oxford passed away Monday (November 24, 2008). Joan loved her family dearly and her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother whose greatest gift was caring for others. She was happily married and devoted to her loving husband, Gerald "Bud" for almost 50 years. She is survived by her children; William (Phyllis), David (Angela), Steven (Kathryn), Kay (Timothy) Stull; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Sanders and Neoma Covell; many loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald "Bud" Laidlaw and her parents, William and Helen (Goemaere) Culver. Memorials to Avalon Hospice 2360 Stone Bridge Dr., Flint MI 48532 appreciated. Funeral were held Saturday (November 29, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Bossardet Chapel, Oxford. Brian L. Hansen, MRE Officiated. Interment North Oxford Cemetery. For furt
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Joan Roberts Lapeer Joan Roberts, age 87, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away Sunday (November 9, 2008). She was born August 21, 1921 in Lapeer to Harry and Nina (Smith) Weston. She married Bryan J. Roberts, Jr. on August 14, 1950 in Lapeer. Joan was a 1939 graduate of Lapeer High School. She earned her RN Certificate after attending 3 years at the Hurley Hospital School of Nursing. Joan served her country proudly in the US Army during WWII. After the war, Joan worked over 35 years at Lapeer County General Hospital where she held various positions, including the Director of Staff Development. She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, worked as a hospital volunteer following retirement and enjoyed doing needlework. She took great pleasure visiting and caring for her grandchildren and shared a strong comradery with her five sisters. Mom always put the needs of her family first and was a cherished friend to each of her children She is survived
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Joann Wavra, 63, of Standish passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan Saginaw Hospital.
John Kondel Lapeer John Kondel, age 68, of Lapeer, passed away Wednesday (November 26, 2008). He was born in Owosso on February 9, 1940 to Anthony and Anna (Horvath) Kondel. Mr. Kondel served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and worked for over 35 years at General Motors (then AC Delco). John was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer, where he was a dedicated usher and attendant to the perpetual adoration since the adoration's inception. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kondel; siblings, Anthony (Barbara) Kondel, James (Julie) Kondel, Cy Kondel, Barbara (Thomas) Walsh and Richard (Jan) Kondel; many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church General Fund. Funeral services were held Saturday (November 29, 2008) at Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer. Father Aaron Depeyster officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer.
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John O'Neil Lapeer John O'Neil, age 69, of Lapeer, passed away Tuesday (November 25, 2008) at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 11, 1939 in North Branch to Russell and Velma (Garbutt) O'Neil. He married Marjory Montgomery on August 1, 1959 at the Methodist Church in Lapeer. John grew up in North Branch on the family farm. He graduated from North Branch the class of 1957. He was a builder and has built 175 houses he was a member of the Home Builders Association for over 20 years, serving as president for five of them. He loved to hunt and fish. One of his main loves was watching his children and grandchildren play sports. John will be sadly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife, Marjory; children, Kathleen (Jules) Reinhardt of Lapeer, Karen (William) Eckel of Laper, John Jr., (Trisha) O'Neil of Wyoming and Jeffrey (Carrie) O'Neil of Lapeer; siblings, Ida Mae Comer of Fremont, Marilyn (Dennis) Burns of Vicksburg, MI twin-brother,
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- John P. (Jack) Polich, 55, of Ironwood, died at his home Tuesday, November 25, 2008, his first wedding anniversary, after a 13-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends.
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Joseph Ernest Tongiani passed away peacefully at his home in Tavares, Fla., on Nov. 21, 2008.  Joe was born in Universal, Ind., on Sept. 1, 1922.  Prior to his retirement he was co-owner of the Central Meat Market in Sturgis, Mich.  Joe was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was known for his sense of humor and devotion to the Chicago Cubs.  He served Holy Angels Church in Sturgis as an usher and St. Patrick’s Church in Mt. Dora, Fla., as a minister to the sick and an usher.  Mr. Tongiani was a veteran of World War II.  He was a collector of big band music and along with his wife, Anna, provided dance music for many parties in his retirement community.  His hobbies included his extensive music collection, hunting, fishing and golfing.  Mr. Tongiani was preceded in death by his two sisters, Elvera Carbaugh and Angeline Malandt.  He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Anna Emsing Tongiani; daughters, Joanne (Paul) Roe of Sturgis, Mich., and Julia (Robert) Rachor of Tavares, Fla.; grandchildren, Kathy (Tom) Roe Fean, Tony Rachor, Cathy Rachor, Charles Rachor, Robert (Candy) Rachor, and Joseph (Kris) Rachor; and nine great-grandchildren.  Masses will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Mt. Dora and at Holy Angels Church in Sturgis.  Burial of ashes will take place at the Florida Military National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.  The dates have not been confirmed. Friends of the family are welcome to visit at the home. Memorials may be made in Joe Tongiani’s name to the charity of one’s choice.  Random acts of kindness are also requested.
Joseph G. Weber Almont Joseph G. Weber age 73, passed away Sunday (November 23, 2008). He was born January 20, 1935 in Detroit to Joseph and Marian (Lambert) Weber He worked for Crest Lincoln Mercury and Star Lincoln Mercury before owning and operating Weber Construction. He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Dennis) Marker of Oxford, Pamela Hurley of Chesterfield Township, Joseph (Gabriella Butcher) Weber of New Baltimore, Michael (Sheila) Weber of Leonard; grandchildren, Trisha Rizzo, Bryan, Kevin and Kyle Marker, Joey Weber; great-grandchildren, Bella and Benny Rizzo; and sister, Cynthia Monfils of Tustin, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. A Memorial Gathering will take place 2-8 p.m., Monday (December 1, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Almont. Deacon Tom Yazik will officiate. You may share your thoughts with family and friends at www.Muir Brothers.com
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Age 94, November 24, 2008. Dear mother of Pat (Harry Hines) and Richard (Sue) Kaszubski. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2008 in The St. Mark's Catholic Church, Harsens Island, MI. Arrangements by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. www.gilbertfuneralhomeinc.com
KOYTON BENJAMIN E SR
Monday, December 1st, 3-9 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home, 806 E. Grand Boulevard. Tuesday, December 2nd, 1 p.m. family hour followed by 1:30 p.m. Service at funeral home. Burial at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
KRUK ROBERT A
Monday 2 to 9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. Corner of Ryan). Funeral services Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Kruk will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Katherine S. Puisto, 93, of Ironwood, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, in Ironwood.
• Harold B. Keegstra, 82, of Walhalla, died Tuesday, Nov. 25. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....
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Kristen D. Bielski, age 43, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Jim; daughter, Emma; parents, Roger and Sharon Miller; brothers, Roger (Jill) Miller, and Ryan Miller and fiancée, Lynn Eberenz; father-in-law, Edward Bielski; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Daniel (Susan) Bielski, Ron (Sheryl) Bielski, Cathy Bielski, Brigid (Kurt) Snyder, and Angela (Don) Haeger; nephews and nieces, Rudi, Amanda, Emily, Matthew, Andy, Joe, James, and John.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, 11 AM at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson SW, Byron Center, with Msgr. William Duncan presiding.  Interment will be at St. Sebastian Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet Kristen’s family Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Cook Funeral Home, Byron Center Chapel, 2067 84th SW, Byron Center, and Tuesday at the church from 10 AM until the time of the Mass. A vigil service will be held Monday, 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Kristen’s family welcomes memories and messages in their quest book online at www.cookfuneralservices.com
Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd.). Scripture Service Monday 7 p.m. Instate Tuesday 9 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover Rd. (North of 13 Mile Rd.), Warren, until the Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book at: www.obarzanekfuneralhome.com
LOWE MARJORIE (NEE NOLAN)
Beloved wife of the late John Lowe passed away October 3, 2008. Marjorie wished that John be remembered as a brave soldier who fought with his fellow troops in World War II under the command of Four Star General George Patton helping the general in winning the "The Battle of the Bulge." Also preceded in death by mother Elizabeth (nee Irish) Nolan; father Rory Michael (Pete) Nolan; sister Maxine (nee Nolan) Rose; half sister Anne Nolan and Esther (nee Thompson) Nolan; second wife of Rory Nolan and mother to Anne and Barbara. Also remembered favorite aunt Helen; maternal grandparents Ellen and William Irish and paternal grandparents Eva and Elmer Nolan and uncle William (Bill) Irish Jr. Marjorie is survived by sister Marguerite Nolan and half sister Barbara (nee Nolan) Hodge and cousins, nieces and nephews. There was a private funeral service at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, in Almont, MI officiated by Deacon Tom Yezak and burial in Ferguson Cemetery in Almont, MI.
LUECKENHOFF ROBERT J
Age 80, of Taylor and Cape Coral, Fl., November 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary Lueckenhoff. Loving father of Linda (Mike) Marks, Vicki Gjukich, Debbie (Bob) McCarthy, Robert Lueckenhoff, Jr. and Laura Lueckenhoff. Dear grandfather of Stacey, Danya, Kelly, Patrick, great grandfather of Chelsea, Jake, Lindsey and great-great-grandfather of Aubrey. He is also survived by his sisters Marilyn (George) Meier and Betty Kavanaugh. Memorial service is Saturday, December 6, 2008, 2:00 PM at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (Next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., (734) 783-2646. A gathering for family and friends Saturday, 12:00 until time of service.
Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (at NW corner of Ryan). Vigil Tuesday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. for Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church (on Outer Drive, 1 block W. of Ryan), Detroit. Interment Mt. Olivet.
LYON GEORGE R
Monday 2-8 p.m. Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial, White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Beaumont Hospice. www.kinsey-garrett.com.
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Lavern “Bud” Brand, age 86, of Holland, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at a local care facility with his wife at his side. Mr. Brand was born in Holland July 29, 1922 to John and Bessie (Moes) Brand.   He was a lifelong resident of the Holland area.  He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from January 1942 to December 1945.  He was a member of Beechwood Reformed Church.  He served as a volunteer fireman for Holland Township for many years, and also with the Ottawa County Civil Defense during the 1960’s.  Mr. Brand retired from Holland Motor Express in 1987 after 42 years of service. Preceding him in death was a son, Lavern Dan Brand in 1989. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Zdena Brand, of Holland; children, Sandra Ann and Lynn Rice, of Marion, Carol Jeanne and Gary Lee, of Galveston, IN, and Rick Stephen and Cathy Brand, of Holland, and daughter-in-law, Aggie Faulkner, of Holland; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; Brothers-in-law, Rudy and Phyllis Bilek, of Delton, MI, and Floyd Tolar, of Tucson, AZ; Nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, 2:00p.m, at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave., Holland. Officiating will be the Revs. Jim Lankheet and Dawn Vagel.  Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, from 2-4, and 7-9p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland of Holland or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com for further information.
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Leonard W. Petrie, 69, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at his home. He was born April 13, 1939 in Hillsdale to Harold and Erma (McNutt) Petrie. He was married Jan. 3, 1961 to Susan Bortel and she preceded him in death Dec.12, 2000. Leonard is survived by three daughters, Amiletta (Jerry) Sturtevant, Tonya (Terry) Hill and Susanna (John) Petrie all of Hillsdale; a son, Tim Petrie of Hillsdale; four sisters, Mary Burlew of Quincy, Florence Burlew of Manitou Beach, Ina (Raymond) Burlew of Reading and Bonnie Palmeri of Inverness, Fla.; one brother, Harold Petrie of Camden; and four grandchildren. Besides his wife Susan, he was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside funeral services for Leonard W. Petrie will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale with Pastor Terry Baldwin officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial donations to the charity of the donor’s choice. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home.
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Linda L. Sumner, 68, of rural Pioneer, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, in her home following an illness. Born Feb. 19, 1940, near Montpelier, Ohio, to Audrey Fern (Starr) and Donald B. Esterline, she was a lifelong Montpelier and Pioneer area resident. On June 26, 1959, she married L. Duane Sumner and he survives. A 1958 graduate of Montpelier High School, she was a homemaker and had retired in Nov. 2006 from Hillside Country Living where she had been employed for over 17 years. She was a member and former pianist of Central United Brethren Church, Montpelier and the past few years attended Lake View Church at Merry Lake. Also surviving are two sons, Shane E. (Tammy) Sumner, Edon, Ohio and Lonnie D. (Dawn) Sumner, Montpelier; one daughter, Brenda L. Sinclair, Gillette, Wyo.; eight grandchildren, Alyssa (T.J.) Smith, Hillsdale, Abbey Sumner, Edon, Casey Sumner, Edon, Kyleigh Sumner, Montpelier, Alicia Sumner, Montpelier, Katie (Justin) Harvey, Whitman, Neb. and Lucas Reddy and Jacob Reddy, both of Gillette, Wyo.; one great-granddaughter, Addie Harvey, Whitman; four brothers, Jack Esterline, Spring Arbor, Leland (Linda) Esterline and Robert (Jeannie) Esterline, both of Bryan, Ohio and James (Lisa) Esterline, Montpelier and three sisters, Jeanette Manley, Mesa, Ariz., Lorna (Norman) Geesey, Montpelier and Beverly (Vic) DeGryse, Bryan. Preceding her in death were her parents and one infant grandson, Marcus Dale Reddy. Visitation was held at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier Sunday. Service were Monday in Lake View Church, Merry Lake, with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. Burial was in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer. Preferred memorials are to Hospice of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers or the Activity Fund at Hillside Country Living.
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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Lucile Hodgins, age 86 years, of Blissfield, Mich., died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in Flower Hospital. Born November 9, 1922, in Ogden Township, Mich., she was the daughter of Ervin and Bertha Z. (Shannon) Russell. She married Fred Hodgins on Dec. 4, 1951, in San Diego, Calif. Lucile was an active member of the Lenawee County 4-H, serving on the state council for three years and as a 4-H leader for 36 years. She cared for the fairground flowers and was a 4-H foods superintendent for a number of years. Lucile was an avid reader and enjoyed canning and freezing, gardening, and sewing. Surviving are her loving husband, Fred; children, John (Bev) Clark of Grants Pass, Ore., Rebecca (Kenneth) Clark of Blissfield, Mich., Bill ( Ninette) Hodgins of Bluffton, S.C., Anne (Rick) Jones of Blissfield, Mich., Robert (Marilou) Hodgins of Graytown, Ohio, and Paul Hodgins of Graytown, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth Konopka; and two brothers, Franklin and Roger Russell. At Lucile’s request, her body was donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  www.pawlakfuneralhome.com.
MAKOWSKI ADOLPH J
Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 3 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
MANIACI CHARLES J
Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 pm. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway. (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at San Francesco Church on S. Nunnelly off Metro Parkway. east of Gratiot in Clinton Township until 10:00 a.m. Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
MARDYLA JOHN F
1-9 p.m. Monday at Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place on Thursday at Evergreen Burial Park in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
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Age 86 of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and formerly Warren, Michigan passed away Saturday, November 22, 2008 in Sault Ste. Marie. He is survived by his wife Doris (nee; Fratesi) and was predeceased by Gladys (nee; Edwards) his wife of 56 years. He is also survived by a daughter; Joyce (James) Malmgren, his son; Robert Jr. (Sandra), grandson; Shaun, 3 granddaughters; Renee, Heidi and Erin and 2 great granddaughters. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Shannon in 1999. Mr. Murie was employed by G.M. Technical Center's Styling Division for 30 years, assisted in grief care with the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, and served faithfully for many years as an Evangelist/Patriarch in the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A memorial service will be held 11:30am Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd. Warren, Michigan with High Priest Kenneth Robb of Toronto, Ontario officiating. Interment will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. In Lieu of Flowers contributions to the Michigan Humane Society would be appreciated.
Please see the Horan-Murphy Death Notice.
MUSE LEONA MAE (NEE SIMCOX)
December 22, 1926 - November 23, 2008, a 48-year resident of Big Pine Key , Florida passed away peacefully on November 23, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde F. Muse, Jr. Leona is survived by her three children: Margaret (Cookie) Kretschman and fiancé, Fred Payne, of Southgate, MI; Clyde (Butch) Muse and wife, Claudia, of Pickerington, Ohio; and Pamela Shaw and husband, David, of Big Pine Key. Leona also leaves behind her beloved brother, Les Simcox and wife, Marge, of Newaygo, MI; five grandchildren: Pam Kretschman-Garske, Kim Muse-Lange, Clyde (Kip) Muse; Stephanie Muse and Amanda Shaw- Rivera; and eight great grandchildren. Leona managed the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp for 30 years working for her dear friend, Jim Oettle, of Big Pine Key. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Keys Vineyard Community Church on Big Pine Key. Pastor Steve Lawes will officiate. Leona's final resting place will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Big Pine Key. Donations in Leona's name may be made to Keys Vineyard Community Church, 100 County Road, Big Pine Key, FL 33043.
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Madalyn Fee, 89, of Medina Township, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at home. She was born on March 24, 1919, in Frankfort, Ohio, the daughter of Morris and Grace (Morris) Hise. On March 20, 1937, in Hillsdale, she married William “Bill” Fee. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2008. Madalyn was a homemaker, living most of her life in the Morenci area.  She loved cooking, puzzles and being a mother and grandmother. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Ann (James) Eberly of Wauseon, Ohio, Gloria “Jeannie” Thomas of Morenci, Sandra (Clyde) Darrow of Osseo and Barbara (Jerry) Minzey of Fayette, Ohio; two sons, Bill (Sue) Fee of Morenci and Kevin (Patricia) Fee of Horton; one sister, Mary Ellen Bargman of Wauseon, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Lucille Hise of Pinellas Park, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Bill, Madalyn was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Lumbardo; a sister, Althea Hise in infancy; and two brothers, Kenneth Hise and Morris Hise in infancy. Funeral services will be on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home, Charles Fink Chapel, in Morenci with the Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. There will be a visitation on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of donor's choice.
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Madeline A. Frederick, 91, of Blissfield, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. Madeline was born on March 13, 1917, in Detroit, the daughter of William and Ada (Price) Dodd. She was married on Oct. 30, 1937, to Max R. Frederick, who preceded her in death in 2002. Madeline worked many years at Richland Furs in Blissfield. Surviving is her son, Michael (Cindy) Frederick of Blissfield; two grandchildren, Rachel (Bill) Reed and Eric (Emily) Frederick; four great-grandchildren, Ashland and Owen Reed, and Henry and Norman Frederick; and one sister, Nancy Cooper. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Nancy Frederick, brothers Bernard and Frederick Dodd, and sisters Kathleen Webster and Virginia Perrine. Following Madeline’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  Arrangements were made with the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield.
Marie Avelina Krueger passed away peacefully, at age 94, on Thursday, November 20, 2008.
Marilyn Jean Houghton aged 78 of Grand Rapids joined her sons Terry and David in death November 27, 2008.,
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Martha F. Donihue, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla. died Nov. 13, 2008. She was born May 22, 1919 in Hillsdale and graduated from Hillsdale High School, the Class of 1936. She was a homemaker and along with caring for her family, she enjoyed an active church life. She taught Sunday School and was her church’s pianist. She was very active with the Women of the Church of God, Western Washington, and was their treasurer for many years. She moved to this area in 1980 from Seattle, Wash. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Kenneth Donihue Sr. of Port Charlotte, Fla. sons, Kenneth (Gaye) Donihue Jr. of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Rev. Robert (Anita) Donihue of Auburn, Wash.; Richard (Janet) Donihue of Hillsboro, Ore. and Paul (Pat) Donihue of Wooster, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. The Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008 at the Kays-Ponger and Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Fla. The Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. Please visit kays-ponger.com to leave the family condolences and to sign the online guestbook. Kays-Ponger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary A. Weiss 1940-2008 Mary Ann Weiss, 67, prominent Port Hope area farmer, passed away Sunday morning, November 16, 2008 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born in Harbor Beach on December 11, 1940, the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Wodwaska) Goniwicha. Mary and Leslie Weiss Sr. were united in marriage on February 27, 1960 at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. Together they farmed with their family near Port Hope for nearly fifty years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope and the Port Hope Retirees. She also enjoyed visiting with friends, playing cards, especially euchre and pinochle, working on her farm and caring for her dairy cows. She is survived by her son, Leslie (Linda) Weiss Jr., Port Hope; daughter, Susan (Scott) Dobson, Clarkston; four grandchildren, Steven, Jennifer and Joseph Weiss and Scott Dobson, Jr.; three sisters, Jeanette and Jackie Goniwicha, Harbor Beach and Rita Frank, Bay Village, Ohio and brother-in-law, Joseph Calabrese, Pompano Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Weiss Sr.; infant son, Richard James Weiss; two sisters, Evelyn Calabrese and Isabel Goniwicha and a brother-in-law, Donald Frank. Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 20, 2008 in the St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. Rev. Greg Eilers officiated, with burial taking place in the Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Mary K. Horvath, age 79, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday evening , Nov. 26, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled at his time. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel of Sturgis is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations would be appreciated to: Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr., Suite #120, Portage, MI 49024. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Mary N. "Nickie" Billmaier, age 73, a life long resident of Monroe, MI passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Nickie had been in poor health for the past 2 weeks.
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.
Matthew James Cole, 27, of Temperance, MI passed away Monday, November 24, 2008.
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EWEN, Mich. -- Michael Thomas Staff, 54, of Ewen, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008.
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Mildred A. Kelly, 84, of Saugatuck, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Kelly was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell; her sons, Roger and Joseph; her grandson, Darren; and her brother, George Kupres, Sr. She is survived by eight children, David (Connie) Kelly of Holt, MI, Frank (Jill) Kelly of Naperville, IL, James (Michelle) Kelly of Holt, Karen (Joel) Ledford of Saugatuck, Gary Kelly of Holland,  Kay (Michael) Tappy of Grandville, Dean Kelly of Grand Rapids,  and Daniel (Alicia) Kelly of Douglas; and her 17 grandchildren, Sara (Ben), Brian, Timothy, Keri (Jason), Jason (Kim), Meghan, Scott, Laura, Michael, Ryan, Emily, Kaitlin, Joseph, Adam, Andrew, Emelie and Ricky. She is also survived by her sisters, Antoinette Johnson and Wilma Bielik; and sister-in-law, Martha Kupres, all of Fennville, MI. Mrs. Kelly is fondly remembered in the community for the produce stand on Blue Star Highway that drew loyal customers from miles around.  A visitation will be Sunday, November 30th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Saugatuck Chapel, 520 Lake Street.  A graveside service will be Monday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery officiated by Rev. Dennis DeWitt and Dr. Daniel Miller.  Friends and family are welcome to attend both.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Hospice of Holland or MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Inc., Saugatuck Chapel, www.lifestorynet .com.
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Mildred May Peterson, age 93, of Bronson, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at her home.  She had been in failing health. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be scheduled in the Spring.  Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson is assisting the family with arrangements.
• Albert Joseph Murphy, 64, of Pentwater, died Monday, Nov. 24. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....
begins at church 10 a.m. Memorial tributes to St. George Church. View obituary and share memories at: www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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Mrs. Nellie S. (Furgason) Joyner, age 90, of Newaygo, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Transitional Health Services near Fremont. She was born Nellie Susan Burleson in Macon, Mich., the daughter of Mabel (Miller) and Lilburn Burleson, on March 29, 1918. She married Thomas Joyner in 1974 in Toledo, Ohio, and he preceded her in death in 1981. She was a secretary for Tecumseh Products until 1965, retiring after 15 years. She was a life member of the Auxiliary of the Newaygo VFW Post #4249. She is survived by her children, Barry Furgason of Hastett, Gene and Anna Belle Furgason of Grant, and Connie and David VanderHyde of Newaygo; several stepgrandchildren; and her sister, Jennie Schober of Tecumseh. Interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Funeral Home Newaygo Chapel and then from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Handler Funeral Home in Tecumseh. For memorials, consider the American Cancer Society. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mckinleyfuneral.com or www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Olive Marie Golombiski, 82, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2008, in Ironwood, after a long illness.
Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke and 25 Mile Road. Prayers Sunday 5 p.m. In state Monday 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 54045 Schoenherr (S. of 25 Mile) until Mass, 10:30 a.m. Entombment Christian Memorial Cultural Center. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248-348-1800), Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook, Novi, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. On Line sympathy message at: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church, 24415 Crocker (at Harper). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Servants of Mary or Leader Dogs for the Blind preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at: Wujek-Calcaterra.com
Patricia E. Kurtycz, 66, of Exeter Township died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, where she had been for 2 weeks.
Saturday & Sunday 2-9 p.m.
RAMSEY TOMAS LAVERNE
Born March 3, 1940 in Willow Run, died November 20, 2008 in Iron Mountain. Retired Electrician from Ford. Avid outdoorsman and former President of WWCCA. Survived by his wife, Carol Ann; 3 daughters, Rhonda Walker, Jeneen Markavich, Vanessa Ramsey; and three grandchildren, Thomas, Sierra and Jaden. He will be greatly missed.
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Monday 2:30-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit on-line guest book at: www.martenson.com
RODERICK JOHN ROBERT JR
Age 56. A man that loved his country, life and adventure passed November 22, 2008 after a long illness. A 20 year Army Veteran, survived by his wife Shree Roderick of Guntersville, AL. Son Robert (Sara) Roderick, Texas; grandsons Christopher, Jacob, and Justin Roderick. Step-children Magen (Jeremy) Gilmore and Blake Lindsey. Mother Lois Roderick; 10 siblings: Joyce Brewer, David (Phylis), Susan (James) Pappas, Theresa (Darrell) Arrington, Annie (Donald) Ii, Karen (Jerome) Kiczenski, Paul, Bruce, and Mary Roderick Margaret (Orlando) Nunn; 20 nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass December 6, 6 p.m. St Joseph's, 353 Elm, Wyandotte, MI.
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"BILL" On November 24, 2008, of Ellicott City, MD. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Gregor Rohn (nee Harrington), devoted father of Christopher John Rohn and Leigh Michelle Simms, loving brother of Richard and Robert Rohn and Jerilyn Harvey and dear grandfather of Brenden Patrick and Cody Alan Simms. He was predeceased by his parents, the late Richard George and Betty Sue Cox Rohn. The family will receive friends at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Rd) Sykesville, MD on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 10am to 12noon. A graveside ceremony will follow at 12:30pm at the Mount View Cemetery (2000 Mount View Road), Marriottsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to SOME (So Others Might Eat), Donor Relations Coordinator, 71 "O" Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Online condolences may be made to: www.haightfuneralhome.com
Beloved husband of Mary Blechman. Dear father of Richard (Patty Rowen) Rubin, Donald (Ellen Kotler) Rubin, Andrew (Anette) Rubin, Dan Blechman and Jim (Elise) Blechman. Loving grandfather of Joshua, Penina, Orin and Kaia Rubin. Loving former husband of the late Sylvia Rubin. Cherished brother-in-law of Norm (Sharon) Sciffer and Betty (Sol) Jacobson. MEMORIAL SERVICE 4:30 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
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Rhonda Glass, 49, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at Holland Community Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. www.yntemafh.com.
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MARQUETTE -- Richard Joseph Marx "Dick," 72, of 10 Jack St., Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday evening, Nov. 18, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital.
Richard M. Shaver Sr. Silverwood Richard M. Shaver Sr. age 69 of Silverwood died Sunday (November 23, 2008). He was born October 16, 1939 in Fostoria to Richard and Charlena Shaver. He graduated from Mayville High School Class of 1957 and served in the United States Army. Richard was a machine operator for Day Fox in Mayville for over 15 years. Prior to that he had worked at Pontiac Motors. He loved deer hunting and enjoyed stamp collecting. He is survived by his children, Richard M. (Jolie Long) Shaver, Dawn (Wayne) Liebler, Mike (Heather) Shaver; grandchildren, Shane,Austin,Joshua, Brianna, Michael Jr., Eric, Kendra, Abbigail, Brett; sisters, Janet (Alvey) McLane, Evelyn Mobley and Dorothy (Lyle) Cowles and a brother Ray (Betty) Shaver. He was preceded in death by a brother Roy. Memorial donations may be made to the Silverwood United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Carman Funeral Home,
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BESSEMER, Mich. -- Robert E. Blomberg, 73, of E. Colby Street in Bessemer, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in Wakefield.
Robert J. Kuch 1927 - 2008 Robert Joseph "Bob" Kuch, 81, Caseville, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 at his home. He was born at home in Caseville on April 4, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Fashing) Kuch. On November 18, 1950 he was united in marriage to Dolores J. Reick at St. John's Lutheran Church, Berne. He attended Caseville Schools and in 1945 he graduated from Pigeon High School. In 1944 he began his service with the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. Bob was a sports lover, enjoying the Tigers, Lions, Pistons, as well as high school sports. He loved to farm and farmed throughout his lifetime. Bob was a kind man, having many friends and enjoyed being with them. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Berne, where he was baptized and confirmed. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores; his children, Sherril (Lee) Steinman, Pigeon, Ronald (Connie) Kuch, Caseville, Ann (Donald) Herford, Elkton and Lori Neal & friend Joseph Wonsowicz, Pigeon; six grandchildren: James (Tricia) Steinman, Jeremy (Heidi) Steinman, Jason Kuch, David Kuch, Brandon Neal and Rebecca Neal; six great-grandchildren, Kaela, Clayton, Colton, Sarah, Skylar and Sadie; a sister, Erma Meissner, Portage and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Kuch and two sisters, Caroline Caspar and Amelia Bolzman. Funeral Service were held on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Berne, with Rev. James A. Gorsegner, pastor, officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.
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Ronald D. Hyden, 60, of Lincoln Park, formerly of Monroe, died Monday at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Rd.
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Ronald J. Boglarsky, 65, of Onsted, died peacefully at his Ft. Myers Beach vacation home on Nov. 28, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending.
LASALLE - Rosemary E. Ewen, 82, of LaSalle died at 11:23 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe.
Rozella Early, the daughter of Joseph and Edna (Devoe) Wilson passed away November 29, 2008 at Hospice of NWO in Perrysburg.Rozella was born in Bath Township, near Lima, Ohio January 19, 1924.
Ruby Louise Bennett, age 84, of Bay City, formerly of Gladwin, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities. She was born April 6, 1924 in Brown County, Indiana to the late Henry and Jane (Settles) Scroughams. Ruby married Daniel E. Bennett in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 24, 1945 and he predeceased her on March 20, 1993.
Age 76, of Yokohama, Japan, 10:58AM November 29, 2008 (Japan Time). Beloved husband of Toshiko and the dearest uncle of Rika and Rob Erickson who has many friends and family in U.S. We miss him very much. Expressions of sympathy to Rob and Rika Erickson, 17608 Parke Lane, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 and we will forward it to his family in Japan.
Monday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mi. Rd.) and Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights.
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on Sunday 1-4 and 5-8 at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral service Monday, in state 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 25630 Grand River, Redford. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery.
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Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Buresh & Kobs Funeral Home,Tawas 989-362-8191
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Sunday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Monday 12:00-9:00 p.m., Rosary at 7:00 p.m. She will be taken by horse-drawn carriage to Michigan Memorial Park for interment.
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Age 72. Dearest husband of Janice. Loving father of Steven Jr. (Susan). Dearly loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, December 6th at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd., Livonia.
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November 28, 2008. Age 68. Loving wife of Chick Michael Seto. Dear mother of Catherine Seto (Jason Chu), Christine Seto (Lawrence Chang) and Matt Seto (Jessica). Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to The Chinese Bible Church or American Chinese Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
Monday 5-9 p.m. Funeral 12 noon Tuesday with family hour beginning at 11:30 am at the funeral home.
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Sunday 2-6 p.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road (at Seven Mile) Northville. Services Monday 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Elm Street, Northville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the church appreciated. Please note the date change of the Service to Monday at 2 p.m.
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Monday 4-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Instate Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Nardin Park Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Inurnment White Chapel Cemetery. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
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at Gendernalik Funeral Home 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore Monday 2:30-9 p.m. Scripture service at 7 p.m. In state 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until time of Liturgy at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 7051 Church Rd., Ira, Mi.
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Shirley June Sargent, age 81, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday morning Nov. 24, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Blue Island, Ill., a daughter to the late Theodore and Mable (Wertendyke) Pyle. Shirley had resided in the Sturgis and White Pigeon area since 1984, coming from Cleveland, Ohio. Following several years of employment, she retired from Coachman Industries in Middlebury, Ind. Shirley enjoyed painting and art classes and was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. Surviving are: two daughters, Debra (Michael) Gorski of Cleveland, Ohio and Diane (Darrel) Hochstetler of Goshen, Ind.; two sons, Derk (Lelia) Sargent of Burr Oak and Darrell (Barbara) Sargent of Sturgis; 14 grandchildren, Dane Doremus, Robert Doremus, Derk Sargent Jr., Michael Bower, David Bower, Nathan Gorski, Jennifer Gorski, Brandon Gorski, William Sanders, Robert Sanders, JaNee Smith, Brandi Smith, Thomas Sargent and Kendra Sargent; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Anita) Pyle of Hastings; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes-Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis. A funeral service celebrating the life of Shirley Sargent will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Larry Wallman officiating. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will follow the services. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Sargent’s memory consider Young at Art c/o: Renee Welch, Commission on Aging, 103 S. Douglas St., Three Rivers, MI 49093. Her obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
Steven L. Stamper, 53, of Saline passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, November 27, 2008. He was born August 23, 1955 in Rockwood, MI to Charles and Betty Lou (Reitan) Stamper.
Sub Deacon Lawrence L. Most, 64, of Copper City, formerly of
TARTAMELLA JUDITH ANN
(nee Dick) Age 63 of Hazel Park, MI, passed away peacefully with her dear friend Eleanor Johnson by her side November 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Leo L. Cherished daughter of Merle F. Dick. Dear sister of James R. Dick and the late Jack R. Dick, Sr. (Karen). Loving mother of Thomas (Debra) and James (Rukeya). Loving grandmother to Anthony, John and Robert. Dear aunt to Jack R. Dick, Jr. (Renae) and Jill L. Shattuck (Charles). Per Judy's wishes no services will be held. You are welcome to share your thoughts, memories or condolences by sending them to: 23376 Melville, Hazel Park, MI 48030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TERRY DONALD ROGER
Monday 2-9 pm. VFW Service 7 pm. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery www.gramerfuneralhome.com
1-9 p.m. Monday. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
Age 75. November 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Mildred for 46 years. Dear father of Thomas, Diane (Mark) Fasbender, and Christina (George) Stylianou. Dearest grandfather of Nikki, Gage, Chelsea, and Savannah. Loving brother of Joseph (Rosemarie) and the late Christ (Margie). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m., there will be a Prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, in state 10 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Orthodox Church, 19600 Ford Road, Dearborn. The family appreciates memorial contributions to the Church, or Karmanos Cancer Society. Interment Grandlawn Memorial Park. Please share a memory with the family at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
TWARDECKI TAMMY D (NEE
Monday 3-9 p.m. with funeral service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Donations preferred to Victory Christian Church, Sterling Heights. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
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Terry Reisch, Ph.D., age 49, Professor of German at Hillsdale College, died on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 after a brief, intense struggle with cancer. He was at home under Hospice care at the time of his passing with family and friends at his side. Dr. Reisch was born Oct. 1, 1959 in Reading, Pa. to Marlene (Showalter) Reisch and Martin L. Reisch, who both survive their son.  After graduation from Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa. he went on to receive his B.S. in Education, German and French from Millersville State University in 1981, his M.A. in German from Penn State University in 1984, and his Ph.D. in German from State University of New York-Albany in 1992.  His educational experience before coming to Hillsdale College also included a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Braunshweig, Germany in 1983 and a Lectureship in Germany at the University of Wurzburg in 1986. From 1988 until his death Dr. Reisch taught in the German department at Hillsdale College and will be remembered by his students as a fine teacher and engaging personality. Highlights of his teaching career, which receive special praise from students, were summer sessions in the German department's overseas program and seminars on Holocaust literature. Exile and Holocaust studies were Dr. Reisch’s areas of academic specialization and along with his scholarly articles and presentations is his recently published book, Hitler’s Hostages, co-authored with Charles E. Harrar, which concentrates on the degradation of Germans under the Nazi regime. In recognition of his many contributions to the College, Dr. Reisch was promoted to full professor during his illness. Colleagues will sorely miss Professor Reisch and especially telling will be the absence of his quick and acerbic wit. Terry Reisch married Maria (Moreno-Perez) in 1983 and their son Sebastian was born in 1991. The clever, rather reserved German boy from western Pennsylvania and the sharp, feisty Cubana from New York City, a pair straight out of central casting for the opposites attract marriage, as most young academic couples, had their share of moving in their early days until Terry received his post at Hillsdale. They set up their final home in Hillsdale on Broad Street in 1994. Terry's hobbies included house renovation, woodworking, NASCAR and the odd round of golf. The family's energies had the last few years been focused on the fortunes of the Hillsdale High School cross-country team of which Sebastian was a member.  Terry, a cross-country runner himself, was an avid supporter of the team and was cheered in his illness by its great success this year. He was particularly proud of the team’s character and the friendships he made through his association with coaches, runners and other team supporters were of the utmost importance to him. Other than his parents, wife and son, Terry is survived by his sister, Bonnie (Reisch) Bunce and her husband David Bunce of Naples, Fla.; along with their children, William E. Bunce II and Jonathan T. Bunce; nephews, Richard Reisch of Bernville, Pa., Edward J. McGlone III of Long Island, N.Y., Louis A. Marinaro of Westchester, N.Y.; and great-niece, Averi Reisch of Bernville, Pa.  Terry was preceded in death by his older brother, Martin T. Reisch in 2000. A memorial service for Terry Reisch is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday at Markel Auditorium located in the Sage Center on the Hillsdale College campus. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorial donations in Terry Reisch’s name may be directed to Hillsdale Hospice, to whose members the Reisch family wishes to express its profound gratitude, or to a charity of one's choice. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Theodore J. Ambrose Silverwood Theodore J. Ambrose, age 87, of Silverwood passed away Monday (November 24, 2008). He was born May 20, 1921 in Detroit to Theodore and Helen Ambrose. He married Jean W. Downey in 1940. Theodore graduated from Catholic High School in Detroit. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps and flew over 35 missions over Europe in a B-17 with the 490th Bomber Group. He was shot down twice and received 3 Bronze Stars. As a Die Sinker he owned and operated Ambrose Tool and Die in Troy for many years. He moved to the Upper Peninsula and bought the Pines Restaurant. He moved to Silverwood and loved horses. He was a member of the VFW in Mayville and Kingston and was also a member of the American Legion. He is survived by seven children, DeAnn (Tye) Lindsay, Cynthia (Bruce) Corchis, JoAnn (Martin) Bills, Darlene Forton, AnnMarie (Richard) Corona, Cherrell (Jim) Rourke, Barbara Ambrose; 23 grandchildren and 24 great grand children; sisters,
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Thomas Leroy “Railroad Tom” Matteson, 62, of Elkhart, Ind., died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Adrian, Mich., to Helen (Baker) Matteson-Craft and Millard Matteson. Tom was a proud member of the varsity football team and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1964. He served his country with honor during the Vietnam War while stationed in Korea and the United States. During his tour of duty with the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1971, he was a sharpshooter with the All 8th Army Pistol Team. Upon returning from active duty, he was employed by Penn Central Railroad, and after 40 years of service retired as a conductor from Norfolk Southern in 2006. He was a member of the UTU alumni. Tom was an avid pool player and instructor and was devoted to teaching the game to many people. He was a talented, self-taught artist, cartoonist and musician. He was always kind and interested in others. Tom had an inquisitive mind and believed that learning was a lifetime process. In addition to Tom being honest and selfless, his friends and acquaintances will remember his sharp wit and spontaneous sense of humor. Those who knew Tom will recall his generosity and will smile when they think of how he touched their lives.  He is survived by his mother, Helen (Baker) Matteson-Craft of Britton, Mich.; two daughters, Sarah (Gregg) Althoff of Granger, Ind., and Dianna “D.J.” Matteson of Elkhart, Ind.; three sisters, Janice (Michael) Oliver of Chapin, S.C., Donna Cline of Westland, Mich., and Wanda (Mark) Mundwiler of Grand Rapids, Mich.; granddaughter Alyssa Althoff: nieces Lindsey Clingen and Kelly Francis; and nephew, Thomas Cline. He was preceded in death by his Grandma, Donna Baker; Uncle Ken Baker; and Grandma and Grandpa Matteson. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services were held for family and friends in Elkhart, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. An additional service will take place in Lenawee County, Mich. Details, including date and location, will be announced in the near future.  The family requests that those who wish may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice in lieu of flowers.
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Thomas “Tom” Albert Wild, age 86, of Adrian, formerly of Cleveland and Medina, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Adrian to Albert and Lillian (Lutz) Wild. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska during WWII. He married Norma DeBooVanUyen on March 22, 1947, in Adrian and she survives. Tom had been employed by the Ford Motor Company in Cleveland for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Tom enjoyed going to the Adrian Senior Center to play cards and pool. In addition to his wife, Norma, he is survived by five sons, Gerald Wild and his wife, Sue, of Valley City, Ohio, Thomas J. Wild of Valley Springs, Calif., Anthony (Becky) Wild of Elyria, Ohio, Christopher Wild and his wife, Barbara, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Joseph Wild of Holliston, Mass.; five daughters, Linda Drogell and her husband, Burt, of Medina, Ohio, Jeanne Whitecotton and her husband, Gerald, of Brooklyn, Ohio, Janice Pierce of Adrian, Karen Williams and her husband, Brandon, of Adrian and Laurie Williams and her husband, Gregory, of Adrian; a brother, Clement “Sonny” Wild of Adrian; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia Arbogast; two brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Wild; a daughter, Susan; and a special aunt, Dorothy Lutz. The funeral liturgy will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. David Hudgins as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the V.F.W. Annis-Fint Post #1584. Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral liturgy at St. Joseph Catholic Church. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Great Lakes Hospice.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.
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Sunday 1 - 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (West of Hoover). Instate Monday 9: 30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Theresa of Avila (St. Dorothy Campus), 12255 Frazho Rd. ( betw Hoover & Schoenherr). Expressions of Sympathy may be offered to the family at: www.wasikfuneralhome.com
TRAVERSE CITY — Eugene E. Telma II, known to most as Dave Walker, left us on Thanksgiving Day after a two-year journey fighting cancer, with his wife, Kay, family and many dear friends at his side.Dave was born in Ludington on Oct. 5, 1945, to Eugene and Emmamae "Pat" (Spencer) Telma. After graduating from Ludington High School, Dave joined the United State Navy, serving his country in Vietnam. Upon his return, he attended college in Muskegon and Los Angeles before graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.Dave fell in love with music and broadcasting early in life, beginning his career in high school with his own radio show, "High School Highlights." Following his passion, Dave worked in all aspects of radio, broadcasting from Petoskey, Lansing and Traverse City. Over the last five years, he loved hosting "Jazz from the Tradition" on WNMC.He worked at TV 7 and 4 in Traverse City for over two decades, serving as reporter, anchor and managing editor, and as mentor to countless young aspiring journalists. Dave loved many things about his chosen career, and especially thrilling was his experience flying with the Blue Angels.On June 14, 1980, Dave married the love of his life, Kay Moores, with whom he shared many wonderful years filled with love, laughter and joy. Dave's love of music, trains, travels and life was surpassed only by his love of his friends and family.Dave is survived by his wife, Kay; his loving sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Richard Ponder and their daughter, Patti Larsen; his beloved sisters-in-law and their families, Mary Pat and David Clark with their children, Brian and Sarah; Margee and Sam Thomas with their children Patrick, Stuart and Elizabeth; his uncle and aunt, Herb and Dorothy Spencer; his cousins; and many dear friends.The family wishes to thank the many friends, colleagues and care providers who offered compassion and support during Dave's illness. A celebration of Dave's life will be held in the spring of 2009. Details will be announced.In lieu of lowers, please support the Cherryland Humane Society, WNMC, the charity closest to you, or the Dave Walker Scholarship Fund at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.The family is being served by The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City; www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
WEINSTEIN KENNETH E Dear
brother of Sheldon (Marcie) Weinstein, David (Karen) Weinstein, Gary (the late Judith) Weinstein, Marsha (the late Harvey) Auslander, and Ruth (Tim) Kleinheksel. Loving son of the late Fred and Bertha Weinstein. Devoted uncle of the late Alex and Sam Weinstein. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nephews, family members, and friends. Also remembered by many close friends and family in Lake Tahoe and Michigan. SERVICES TUESDAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM CEMETERY, LIVONIA or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
WILLIAMS BETTYE JANE
Age 77. On Saturday, November 22, 2008 went to be with her beloved husband, the late Benjamin Williams. Viewing Sunday, November 30, 2008,10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at O.H. Pye III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Rd. Funeral Monday December 1, 2008 at El Bethel Baptist Church, 25295 Grand River Ave. at 7 Mile. Family hour 10 a.m. Going Home Celebration 10:30 a.m.
WILLIAMSON ROBERT DEAN JR
Sunday 12-8 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park. Interment Grand Lawn Cemetery.
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died peacefully November 28, 2008 at the age of 62. Loving wife of James. Dearest mother of Paula (David) Wood-Pasternacki and Michelle (Edward) Lesniak. Cherished grandmother of Noah, Ethan and Olivia. Sister of Margaret and Frank Zmuda. Visitation in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Monday 2-9 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. until funeral at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association. Share memories at
Wayne Griswold Stover Lapeer Wayne G. Stover, age 75, (formerly of Attica) passed away at Bay Medical Regional Center in Bay City, Michigan on (Thanksgiving Day, November. 27, 2008). He was born May 7, 1933 to Harry and Rae (Griswold) Stover of Attica. Wayne graduated from Lapeer High in 1952, attended Michigan Technological University and transferred to Western Michigan University to earn his bachelor's degree in business. He was drafted into the United States Army and after doing basic training in Chicago, served in various parts of Germany. Upon his return, he went into the insurance business in California. He resided in Mission Viejo and Chino Hills, CA for many years. In his younger years, he enjoyed golf and travel - traveling to Africa, Europe and the U.S. He retired to Jacksonville, Florida and moved back to Michigan three years ago to be closer to family. He enjoyed watching the stock market and sports, feeding wild birds, and reading his many magazines. He i
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William A. Ward, age 84, of Flat Rock, died on Thursday November 27, 2008 in Trenton, Michigan.
William A. Ward Sr., 83, of Flat Rock, died Thursday in Trenton.
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William J. Rodger, 62, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Will was born July 14, 1946, in Valparaiso, Ind., the son of James and Vivian (Sproul) Rodger. He attended Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, where he met his wife, Deborah Kay Blanchard. They were married June 29, 1968. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debbie, and their three sons, James “J.D.” (Trisha), Steven and Michael. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Austin, Dakota, Brittany, Maverick and Eleecea. Will worked at Kroger’s in Hillsdale for 18 years. In his spare time, Will loved watching NASCAR, working around the house and tinkering with wood. His love for his wife, family and friends will be sadly missed by all. A memorial gathering will be held from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 at the American Legion Post #53, Hillsdale. Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
WEHAGEN, William Aurthur - Age 45, of Flint, found his way home to Jesus on Monday, November 24, 2008 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 5:00 PM Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 PM Sunday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the William A. Wehagen Memorial Fund. Online tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.