ALBERT L. MCCOON MARLETTE Albert L. McCoon passed away peacefully among family and friends Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Marlette Hospice House. He was born August 18, 1929 in Fairgrove, son to the late James B. and Edith (Sangster) McCoon, and lived in Marlette since early childhood. He was a life-long resident of Tuscola County. He married Naomi Crisan on his birthday, August 18, 1951 in Bad Axe and they raised five wonderful children. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Marlette area and were members of the Tuscola County Retarded Children's Association. He drove bus for Marlette Schools for over 30 years and also drove for the Marlette Athletic teams for most of that time. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his sons; Robert McCoon of Davie, Florida, Donnie McCoon of Marlette and Allen McCoon of Marlette, daughter; Deborah (Don) Bonwell of Rogers, Arkansas, grandchildren; Chase and Kendra Bonwell of Rogers, Arkansas and Tony Bonwell of Warren, Michigan, sisters; Linda Gomes of Marlette, Carole Dalrymple of Flint, Sister-in-law; Johanna McCoon of Marlette and many special nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death in October by his wife of 57 years, Naomi his daughter; Janet, his parents, his brothers; Robert and Jack McCoon and sister Joyce Cook. Funeral services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Pastor Hubert Howell officiating. Internment was held in Siple Cemetery, Marlette, MI. Donations made be made to the Family or Marlette Hospice. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI. www.marshfuneral.com
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ARDATH E. MALTBY MARLETTE Ardath E. Maltby, age 96, of Marlette, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette. Mrs. Maltby lived in Marlette with her daughter Joan and was previously from the Flint area. She was born August 12, 1912 in Reed City, daughter to the late Louis and Betsy (McLachlan) McDonald. She married John McKay in 1935 who was an instructor at GMI for 20 years, he died in 1967. She then married Earl Maltby in 1974. He was a CPA at Dupuis & Ryden for 35 years and he died in 1993. Ardath was an elementary principal in the Flint School District for 29 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Michigan Retired School Personnel and Community Presbyterian Church in Flint. She enjoyed reading , gardening and most of all, her family. She is survived by her daughter; Joan Jensen of Marlette, son; Charles (Sandra) McKay of Swartz Creek, brother; Eldon (Elayne) McDonald of Kaleva, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother Donald McDonald and sisters; Katherine Williams and Alta Shore. Ardath had a beautiful Christian life, full of sunshine and cheer, dispensing comfort and consolation wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. in the Marlette First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating. Memorials may be donated to Marlette First Presbyterian Church or American Diabetic Association. Special thanks to Marlette Extended Care Facility and staff. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI. (989) 635-3658. www.marshfuneral.com
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Mrs. Harold (Alice) Hopkins, age 87, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, in Sarasota, Fla. She is survived by her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Jo Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hopkins, Kathleen Hopkins,  of Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hopkins of Zeeland; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at Pilgrim Home Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Arden “Speed” Smith, age 90, of Salem Twp., passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma; children, Kay (Henry) Klamer, Karen (Gregg) Gerkin, Nancy (Richard) Hayes and Roger Arden Smith; grandchildren, Sarah (Kirk) Harrier, Aaron Klamer, Shawn Gerkin, Shannon (Todd) Thornbury, Nathaniel Smith, Eric Smith, Sonya Martin; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Warren Smith, Annabelle (Louis) Harnish, Dene (Colleen) Smith; also many brothers and sisters-in-law.   Arden was an Army veteran serving in World War II, fighting in the 69th Division in the Pacific Theatre.  Dad loved to tell lifetime stories. He worked for many years and retired from Kelvinator.  Funeral and committal services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Burnips United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Fritz officiating.  Interment in Burnips (Salem Twp.) Cemetery.  The family will greet relatives and friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-7 pm.  Arrangements by Archer, Hampel & Kubiak, Dorr Chapel,  616-681-2520.
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2-9 p.m. Wednesday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Light a candle and share a memory at
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Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Thursday, in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound (between 24 and 25 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass 11 a.m. Memorial contributions in Irene's honor would be appreciated to Sokol Cultural Center, 23600 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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"TONI" KAY Age 70, went to be with our savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 4, 2009. She was born in Ironton, Ohio on April 25, 1938. She was Blessed in life with a loving husband, Doyle Lee Bradford for 48 years. He preceded her in death in 2005. She is survived by her five children: Kevin (Lynn) Bradford, Dawn (John) Tenpenny, Brian (Holly) Bradford, Dana (Tim) Berry and Jonathan (Yuki) Bradford. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorial Service Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone EPC Church, 9455 Hilton Rd., Brighton. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to South Lyon Community Support Team, P.O. Box 376, South Lyon, MI 48178. Arrangements entrusted to PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. Online guestbook
Bernard D. Pearce, 75, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Jan. 4, 2009, at the Genesis Health and Rehabilitation, McConnellsville, Ohio.
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Age 52, January 3, 2009 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Cindy. Loving father of Donald and Christyna. Dearest son of Guy Sr. and the late Joanne. Dear brother of Kevin (Carol), Karen (Chris) Pinkney and Sharon Needham. Also survived by uncles, aunts and many nieces, nephew and friends. In state Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (at Goddard) and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at West Mound United Methodist Church, 22395 Eureka Rd., Taylor until time of Service 12 noon. Interment West Mound Cemetery. Family suggests donations to West Mound United Methodist Church Food Pantry.
"JOSIE" December 24, 2008. Age 90. Wife of the late Eugene. Sister of Robert Pascoe, Rosemary Barrett (Donald) and the late Jane Barbara Pascoe. Also survived by six nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials 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
Camille Ann Greene, 75, of Charlevoix, died following a brief illness on Jan. 3, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.
Carolee Kay Morris, 62 yrs, of Summerfield Twp, MI, died Friday, while under the care of Arbor Hospice.
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Catherine Louise Fletcher, age 98, of Adrian died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Lynwood Manor. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Leith officiating. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Lynwood Manor. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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Charles Bays, age 80, of Monroe, died Jan. 3, 2009, at Mercy-Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call from 3 until 9 p.m. Monday at the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 203 E. Elm Ave., where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday with a military salute being conducted by the VFW Post 1138, Monroe.  Charles’ sons-in-law, the Rev. Dale Hayford of Crosswalk Community Church of Monroe and the Rev. Foster Schmitt of Pompano Beach First Church of the Nazarene of Pompano Beach, Fla., will officiate. Burial will be in LaSalle Township Cemetery.  Born May 28, 1928, in Prestonsburg, Ky., Charles was the son of Silas and Dollie (Holbrook) Bays. He married Dorothea Griffith on July 7, 1951. An Army Veteran of the Korean War, Charles worked at Larson’s Garage in Jasper, Mich. He then owned and operated his own service station in Adrian before finally working as a welder repairman for Ford Motor Company in Woodhaven, retiring in 1991.  Charles is survived by his four daughters: Teresa (Dale) Hayford of Monroe, Linda (Robert) Shipman of LaSalle, Charlene (Foster) Schmitt of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Edith (Lonnie) Poupard of Belleville. He is also survived by a sister, Desmol (Merlin) Osterhout, as well as 10 grandchildren, a stepgrandchild and 10 great-grandchildren. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may do so at www.allore.com.
Charles Bays , age 80 of Monroe , died January 3, 2009 at Mercy-Memorial Hospital.
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Chester E. Johnson, 52, of Holland, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Hospice House of Holland.  A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Chapel of Faith, 994 Paw Paw Drive in Holland. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. www.lakeshorememorial.com
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Clarence Michmerhuizen, 91, of Zeeland, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.
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CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Clifford M. Mincheff, 76, of Chesapeake, and a former resident of Anvil Location in Bessemer, Mich., passed away at the BMC Admiral Joel T. Boone Naval Hospital in Norfolk on Jan. 3, 2009.
Clyde Adkins, age 75, of Gibraltar, MI. passed away January 3, 2009 at Oakwood Hospital Southshore Trenton, MI.
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Wednesday 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to Evangelical Homes of Michigan, 18000 Coyle Avenue, Detroit, MI 48235-2825. Share your memories at
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David Mann, age 44, of  Constantine, Mich., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital. He was born in Three Rivers on July 10, 1964, a son of Kenneth and Gloria (Horn) Mann. David graduated from White Pigeon High School in 1982 and attended Southwestern Community College. On June 21, 2002, he married Peggy Hawley in Centreville. David was employed as a Design Engineer at B & N Industries in Elkhart, Ind. His hobbies included sailing, motorcycles, cars, fishing, hunting, and playing the drums. Surviving are his father Kenneth Mann, Mottville; his wife, Peggy Mann, Constantine; sons, Ben Mann, Joshua Mann and Colin Hawley; daughter, Shea Hawley; sister, Melanie Mann, Sturgis; brother, Randy (Cindy) Mann, White Pigeon; and nephew Branden (Sarah) Mann. He was preceded in death by his mother. Relatives and friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Intermen t will be at Mottville Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. On line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
David Meiden, age 68, of Toledo, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Toledo Hospital.
David Peter Mieden was born on November 3, 1940 in Monroe, Michigan. He was the son of the late Bernard Joseph and Eleanore N. (Brisbois) Mieden. David attended St. John Catholic School in Monroe and then attended Monroe Catholic Central.
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Donald L. Booher, 77, of North Adams, Mich. passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Hudson, Mich., the son of George and Lucile (Laubaugh) Booher. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by one sister, Luella (Don) Ladd of Jerome and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Booher was a life-long resident of North Adams and he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Michigan Highway Department – Lenawee County Division after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the Jackson Outdoor Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was also an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Donald L. Booher will be held at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in North Adams at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul Pickell officiating. Interment will take place in the Pease Cemetery in North Adams. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in North Adams. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice.
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Donald L. Brewer, age 78, of Jonesville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  He was born Aug. 13, 1930 in Detroit to John and Loretta (Jacques) Brewer. He was married Nov. 8, 1955 to Iris Major and she survives. Don was self-employed in the auto industry. He was a graduate of Quincy High School in 1950, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Surviving besides his wife Iris are four daughters Lee (James) Barve of Quincy, Jolie (James) Graves and Jamie (Randy) Brooks, both of Jonesville, and Monique (Curt) Sarles of Hillsdale; son Paul (Cammie) Brewer of Fla.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister Loretta Marie (Robert) Knox of Fla.; and a sister-in-law Lillie Brewer of Coldwater. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles. Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial mass for Don Brewer on Saturday, Jan.10, 2009, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale with Fr. Ioane Sigarara as celebrant. Private interment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. -- Donald L. Carlson, 88, a resident of Lake Gogebic, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Dec. 29, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
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Dorothy Christine Matthias, age 81, of Deerfleld, died Saturday evening, Jan. 3, 2009,  while under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Detroit, Dorothy was the daughter of Albert and Shirley (Waltz) Thomas. A graduate of North West High School in Detroit, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian. She married Richard William Matthias, Nov. 1, 1947, in Detroit. A homemaker, Dorothy was employed by Stauffer Walker Chemical Co., of Detroit, for 27 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church, and loved gardening, travel, casinos, bowling, knitting, and being with her family. Survivors include her husband, Richard; four sons, Donald (Wanda) of Columbiaville, Mich., James (Diane) of Cement City, Bob (Michele) of Brooklyn, Mark of Deerfield; five daughters, Laura (Rusty) Rapai of Carleton, Susan (Mike) Burguard of Honor, Mich., Judy (Marty) Fowler of Deerfield, Sandy (Joe) Drake and Donna Matthias, both of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Donald Thomas of Detroit; a sister, Nancy Davis, of Dearborn Heights; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Caro; a brother, Steve Thomas; and three sisters, Sophia Mund, Mary Grantham and Evelyn Simpson. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, 8216 Ida West Road, Ida, Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 9 p.m. She will lie in state at the Deerfield United Methodist Church Wednesday from 12 noon until services at 1 p.m. Pastor Michael Clemmer will officiate. Burial will be in the Deerfield Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Deerfield United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.capaulfuneralhome.com.
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Douglas Lee Wolf, age 39, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly onWednesday morning, Dec. 31, 2008, at his home. He was born March 17, 1969, in Kalamazoo, Mich., a son of the late Lewis and Dorotha (Brown) Wolf. Doug had resided in Sturgis for the past four years, coming from Centreville,  where he graduated from Centreville High School with the class of 1987. On Oct. 9, 2004, he married Annette Casner at the Church of God in Three Rivers. Doug had been employed by Coachman Industries in Middlebury, Ind., for several years. Prior to joining Coachman he had worked for Viking Industries in Centreville, Dutch Housing in LaGrange, Ind., and Victorian Homes. He was a member of the Church of God in Three Rivers and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and doing gunsmith work. Doug had a true love and appreciation for nature and the outdoors and often went to the woods to just sit and watch and listen to nature. He is survived by his loving wife, Annette; a stepdaughter, Rachel Clewell, at home; a sister, Sue (Tim) Barnes of Vicksburg; four brothers, Ken Wolf of Colon, Don (Cyndi) Wolf of Three Rivers, Roy Wolf of Colon and Jay (Debbie) Wolf of Three Rivers; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes–Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Douglas Wolf will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of God, 17398 M-86, Three Rivers. The Rev. James McClimans will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Leonidas Cemetery in Leonidas. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses, c/o: Annette Wolf, 401 E. Main St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
EVELYN M. BRINKER SANDUSKY Evelyn M. Brinker, age 82, of Sandusky, died Thursday December 25, 2008 in the Sanilac Medical Care Facility. She was born August 26, 1926 in Carsonville the daughter of the late Harry and Leona (Schommer) Willis. She married Rex E. Brinker on October 6, 1945 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death January 9, 2008. Mrs. Brinker enjoyed her family and working cross word puzzles. She is survived by two sons; Roger (Judy) Brinker of Lexington and Barry (Susan) Brinker of Deckerville, 10 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Also, three brothers; Harry Willis, Jack Willis, and William Willis all of Port Sanilac, one sister; Mrs. Jamie Hodges of Carsonville and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son Kevin, and two brothers, Ken Willis and Robert Willis. Memorial services for Mrs. Evelyn M. Brinker will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeralhome, with Mr. James Beattie officiating. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm unti lthe time of service on Sunday. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice. Arrangements made by Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville, MI
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Edelgard A. E. Schroeder, age 86, of Dundee passed away Friday, January 1, 2009.
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Edwin R. “Bob” McKnight, Jr., 80, of Pittsford, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at Kison’s Country Care Home in Hudson. Bob was born on Aug. 9, 1928, in Belleville, Mich., the son of Edwin R. and Mildred (Gilbert) McKnight, Sr.  He graduated from Pittsford High School in 1946.  He farmed while taking classes at Hillsdale College where he earned his B.S. in 1963. He later received his Master’s in Education at Eastern Michigan University.  He taught the sixth grade for the Reading school system until his retirement in 1990.  Bob married Maridell Gorringe on March 31,1984, in Owosso.  She survives.  Together they opened Needles and Threads in 1989.  Bob loved quilting as he has quilted more than 2,000 quilts.  He also enjoyed talking and visiting as Bob never met a stranger. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hudson and the Michigan Educational Association. Surving besides his wife, Maridell are his children, Marlene Ann (Rick) Walker of Edmore, Donald Graham (Emma) McKnight of Henderson, Sarah Patrice McKnight of Hillsdale, Jennifer Lee (Bill) Bavin of Montrose, Colo., Robert V. (Catherine) McKnight of Pittsford, Scott Edwin (Marie) McKnight of Pinckney, step-children, Jennifer (Brent) Bassett of Royal Oak and Mark Cuff of Reading, nine grandchildren, Shaun, Ryan and Cody Walker, Jonathan, Stephanie, Joshua (Kayla), Melissa, Aaron, and Paul McKnight, one great grandson, Andrew Robert McKnight and three step-grandchildren, Jedidiah, Jade and Chance Cuff.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter in infancy. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Hudson with Pastor Ray Wightman officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to time of service.  Memorials are suggested to the church or Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson.  Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.  View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com
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Elberta M. Kolassa, age 92, of Bronson, died late Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in Marshall. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson from 4 – 8 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will recited at 7 p.m. Monday  Memorial Donations are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church.
Eleanore Mary Sieradski, 100, of Petoskey, passed away Jan. 1, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey following a short illness.
Eleanore O. Nirschl, age 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 2, 2009.
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EWEN, Mich. -- Eli Sironen, 87, of Ewen, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Aspirus Lillian Kerr Health Care Center in Phelps, Wis.
Elnora L. Diehl Whittemore, MI Elnora Lilith (Lawrence) Diehl (Formerly of Lapeer, MI) passed away on (December 29, 2008) went home to the Lord peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital in East Tawas, MI. She was born Sept. 19, 1915 and married June 10, 1932 to Hugh Jesse Diehl. Mrs. Diehl was a foster grandparent for many years. She also taught at Lapeer East High School for many years in the Special Education Department, taking great pride in her work. She retired from Riverbend Nursing Home as a nurse's aide. She is survived by brother, Clarence "Bud" Lawrence; daughters, Lenore De Clue, Phyllis Sasser (Al), Lori Majchrowski (Stanley); and more than 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Jesse; daughter, Mabel DeClue; son, Claude Diehl; and sister, Ruth Bailey. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation. Services for Mrs. Diehl were held at Saturday, (January 3, 2009) at C.L. Forshee & Sons Funeral H
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Eloise Seay Clark, age 80, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center.  She was born May 14, 1928, in Logan, West Virginia, the daughter of Herbert and Virginia (Skaggs) Snow. Eloise grew up traveling and lived in several states during her youth. She moved to Adrian in 1946, and made it her permanent home. She graduated from the Lois School of Cosmetology in 1971. She enjoyed painting, making crafts, playing cards, going to Burger King with her friends, and dancing. On Oct. 22, 1981, Eloise married Raymond Clark in Adrian and he survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Sherri (Steve) Kelemen of Onsted and Renee (Geoffrey) Dennis of Adrian; seven grandchildren, Michael (Jackie) Lolley, Michelle (Keith Tennant) Rutherford, Ashley Dennis, Kaitlin Dennis, Jordan Dennis, Brittany Dennis and Emerson Dennis; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher and Kimberly Lolley and Joseph Tennant. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Rosalie Chapman; her former husband, Troy Eugene Seay; two great-granddaughters, Jennifer and Kayla; and a special cousin, Clarence Payton. Funeral services for Eloise will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Minister Timothy Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 5 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 American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Eric Matthew Inman, age 31, of Gaylord, died Dec. 14, 2008.
Eugene C. Bartels, of Orleans, age 56, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.
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Everett L. Miller, 93, of Montpelier, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, Bryan, Ohio. He was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Montpelier. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church, Montpelier, with the Rev. Robert Damschroder officiating. The committal and burial service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.
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Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m., funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot Roseville.
GARTH FREDERIC ENDERS SANDUSKY Garth Frederic Enders, age 65, of Sandusky, died Friday, December 19, 2008 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan. He was born May 8, 1943 in Capac, Michigan the son of the late Frederic and Francis (Jurn) Enders. He was a 1961 graduate of Capac High School, and attended Michigan State University. Garth married Dorene Burgett on February 23, 1985 in Ruby, Michigan. He was a District Manager for K-Mart for many years. He also worked at the Port Huron Times Herald and then at Eagle Window & Doors in Lewiston, MI. He is survived by his wife Dorene, daughter; Dianna Enders of South Carolina, son; Daniel Enders of Texas, stepsons; Todd Hurlburt of Algonac, Phil Hurlburt of St. Clair, Steven Hurlburt of Adrian, stepdaughter; ReaAnn Ready of Birch Run and8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son David Enders in 1990. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorial services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Rev. Colin Stover officiating. Memorial suggestion to the family. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, (810) 648-2244. www.marshfuneral.com.
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Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rds.), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Funeral Thursday 12 noon at funeral home. Share memories with the online guest book at
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will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home, on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday January 10, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Garry L. Britton, 73, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, January 1, 2009, at his home in Hillsdale.  He was born Jan. 5, 1935 in Ransom Township to Hugh and Bessie (Williams) Britton.  He was raised on the corner  of Burt Road and M-99 at Brittons Gray Gables. From his first marriage to Joyce Lyon Wilson he has two daughters, Linda (Rob) Cronkhite, Buckeye, Ariz., and Connie (Dennis) McDowell, Osseo,; three sons, Garry E. (Charlott) Britton, Camden ,John Britton and James (Sheila) Britton, Osseo. On Sept. 20, 1975 he married Patricia (Lown) Southwell and from this marriage he was blessed with six step-children, Rickey (Eve) Southwell, Kokomo, Ind., Kenneth (Angele) Southwell, Elmendorf, Texas, Gary Lee (Sheila) Southwell, LaGrange, Ind., Victoria Landis, Orland, Ind. and Joy Garr, Hillsdale.  Joy was his right hand person during his illness.  He considered her and all his step-children as his.  He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and two step-great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Leland and a step-son Christopher Southwell. Garry retired from Metalloy Foundry after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Fayette Street Church of Christ. He enjoyed camping and spent six years as a seasonal camper at Tri-Lake Trails Campground in Marshall. He had a woodshop at home until his health no longer allowed it. Funeral services for Garry Britton will be  11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5 at the Fayette Street Church of Christ with Darwin Fretenborough,minister officiating.  Interment will follow at East Hill Cemetery in Jefferson Township.   The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday from 2-6 p.m., at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home, 40 S. Manning St., Hillsdale. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society, American Diabetes or American Heart Association.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
BURRELL, Gary Lane II - Age 54, of Fenton, died Saturday, January 3, 2009 in Inverness, FL. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, January 9, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton, with Fr. Francis Williams officiating. Burial immediately following at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Gary L. Burrell II Memorial Fund. Gary was born June 13, 1954, the son of Gary Lane I and Gwen (Williams) Burrell. He married Barbara J. Sheldon September 2, 1977 in Flint. He had resided in Fenton since 1972, coming from Flint. Gary had been employed by CSI as a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are: wife, Barbara; 2 children, Steven Burrell of California and Stephanie Burrell and fiances Nathan Butte of Williamsburg, MI; 2 grandsons, Hunter and Eastin Butte; parents, Gary and Gwen Burrell of Inverness, FL; brother, Greg Lee Burrell of Inverness, FL; mother-in-law, Ann and husband Ken McKay of Lansing; brother-in-law, Robert Sheldon of Virginia; sister-in-law, Ann Bearup of Mt. Morris; several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, James Sheldon, Sr.; brother-in-law, James Sheldon, Jr. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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Geraldine “Gerry” Harris, age 87, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Lynwood Manor. She was born May 21, 1921, in Adrian, to Walter and Agnes (Bussing) Lerch. On June 22, 1940, she married David G. Harris.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1990. Geraldine was employed with Elias Brothers Restaurant for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Palmyra Stitch and Chatter club. Her survivors include three sons, Patrick D. Harris and his wife,  Joanne, Paul W. Harris and his wife, Cheryl, and Philip J. Harris and his wife, Ann, all of Adrian; two daughters, Penelope A. Herriman and her husband, Gaylord, of Jasper, and Pamela M. Marlatt and her husband, Robert, of Adrian; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. The funeral liturgy for Geraldine will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Schramm presiding. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.    with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.
Gertrude Rhoda Upper North Branch Gertrude Rhoda Upper, age 94, of North Branch (formerly of Lapeer), passed away Monday (December 29, 2008). She was born September 19, 1914 on the Graff farm on Perry Road in Grand Blanc to Leopold and Myrtle (Robinson) Sharland. She married Harold Upper on October 1, 1936 in Goodrich, MI, they had been married 54 years when he died in 1991. Gertrude graduated from Goodrich High School in 1932 and attended her 76th class reunion in 2008. Harold and Gertrude moved to Lapeer in 1939. Mrs. Upper was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Suncrest Auxiliary, and was a 4-H leader for many years. She loved to play cards, especially euchre and canasta, and had a special way with dogs and cats. Mr. and Mrs. Upper traveled extensively, her apple pies were extraordinary. She is survived by her daughters, Sharlene Mahaffy of Memphis, TN., Janet (Larry) Barkhouse of Davidson, NC, Marion Upper of Sterling Heights, Harriett (Marshall) McLean
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Gladys Kuiper, age 79, of Holland, went home to be with her Lord on Monday morning, January 5, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Gladys was a member of Christ Memorial Church and the XYZ Group.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James Jr. and Henrietta Overbeek of East Saugatuck.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George; and children, Connie and Dale Van Dyk of Kalamazoo, Dave and Barb Kuiper of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Doug and Christine Van Dyk, Katie and Andy Van Beck, Jodi Kuiper,    Jeff Kuiper; six great-grandchildren, Isaac, Katie Joy, Justin, Samantha, Celia, William; brother and sister, Alvin Overbeek of Hamilton,  Julie Meiste of Holland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Joyce Kuiper of Holland, Ron and Donna Kuiper of Grand Haven,  Lillian Kuiper of Grand Rapids; many nephews, nieces and cousins.  A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Christ Memorial Church in the Chapel, 595 Graafschap Road in Holland.  Reverend William Boersma will be officiating.  Burial will be in the East Saugatuck Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland.  An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.
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Grace Louise Shepherdson, 89, formerly of Jonesville, having resided in Cocoa, Fla., went to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. She was born Jan. 11, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Shepherdson. Graveside services will be at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.
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Tuesday 2 until 9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rosary. Memorial tributes suggested to Children's Research Fund, U of M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 300 E. Liberty, Suite 400, Ann Arbor 48104.
Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Michigan Humane Society.
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73, Monday, January 5, 2009. Born January 27, 1935 in Caro, MI. He worked as a real estate agent at Century 21 in Redford for many years. A gathering will be 4-9 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Brayton, Harold Ann Arbor, MI Age 75, died January 2, 2009 at the Heartland Health Center. Full obituary and service information will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.
Hayden E. Neely, 81, of Harrison, formerly of Gladwin, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at his home with his family by his side.
Hazel Jo Marshall Lapeer Hazel Jo Marshall, September 4, 2008 - December 25, 2008. Hazel went to be with the Lord, leaving behind her twin sister Skye and her big brother Chase. She will carry on as an angel of God, helping her loving parents Asia and Nathan Marshal care for her surviving siblings. Hazel was the beloved granddaughter of, Kathleen (John) Levitt, Karen (Jim) Ervin, T.O. (Noy) Phouvone; beloved great- granddaughter of Vicki McIntyre, Joan Crittenden, Charles Crittenden. She will be deeply missed by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Hazel was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, James McIntyre and Kenneth Clark. A Funeral service was held Monday at Grace Episcopal Church in Downtown Lapeer. Father William Boli officiated. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbiaville, MI. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer. To share an online condolence visit www.LynchFuneralDi
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Henry J. Atkinson, II age 36 of Islamorada, Florida, formerly of Monroe, died in his home on December 26, 2008.
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Hettie Ruth Jackson, age 97, of Napoleon, Ohio died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2008 at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Napoleon with Pastor Gavin Pitt and Pastor Pamela Gordon officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday prior to the services at the church. Online condolences can be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.
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Holly Christine Rowe, age 25, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, Jan. 2, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 3, 1983, in Sturgis, a daughter of Lonnie and Carolyn (Roberts) Rowe. Holly had resided in Sturgis most of her life, with the exception of the year she lived in Portage, Mich. She had been employed by WMSH Radio Station in Sturgis. Holly graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 2002 and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Glen Oaks Community College. Holly was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and had a true talent in art and theater. She loved animals, especially her cats. Surviving are: her mother, Carolyn Beardsley of Sturgis; father, Lonnie (Shirley) Rowe of Elkhart, Ind.; two sisters, Tammy (Gary) Shoemaker of Northfield, Ohio, and Anna (Gary) Sizemore of Sealy, Texas; a brother, Craig (Nancy) Rowe of Sturgis; grandmother, Geneva Roberts of Sturgis; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Robert Beardsley. The family will receive friends from 2-3:45 p.m. Sunday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes–Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis, where funeral services celebrating the life of Holly Rowe will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Calvin Kolzow of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis will officiate. In accordance with Holly’s wishes, cremation will follow the service. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Holly’s memory may consider the Trinity Lutheran School, 406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Her obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
Ida S. Phillips, 89, of Petoskey, died Jan. 3, 2009, at her home.
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Irena M. Pierson, 93, of Hillsdale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Clare, to Benjamin and Emma (Stoddard) Cooper.  She was married June 25, 1934, to Robert Pierson and he preceded her in death in 2001. Irena was a graduate of Ann Arbor High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having served during World War II. She is survived by two daughters, Diana (Kurt Compeau) Pierson of Hillsdale and Beth (Bill) Kastler of New Baltimore; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Besides her husband Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Cremation has taken place at Irena’s request. There will be no visitation or services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Held, Iva Estella (nee Hoffman) age 87. Born Nov. 25, 1921 in Carleton, Monroe
JOSEPH D. BULONE PORT SANILAC Joseph D. Bulone, age 86, died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at home in his own bed surrounded by the love of his children and their spouses. He was born November 15, 1922 in Cleveland Ohio, son of the late Domenico and Domenica DiDomenico Bulone. He married Frances E. Hendricks on June 14, 1952 in Birmingham. She died December 20, 1999. Joseph served in the Pacific Theatre in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during WW II. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He worked on the design staff at the G.M. Tech Center and he was a founding member of the Port Sanilac Fine Arts Association. Joe was one of the most prolific and respected professional painters and sculptors in southeastern Michigan. His 60 year career, which included many Best of Show awards earned well into his 80's, brought him recognition as one of the finest landscape and seascape artists of his time. His favorite subjects were Lake Huron sunrises and the Port Sanilac lighthouse. In his leisure time he was a Detroit Tigers fan and never gave up on the Lions. He enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens and his homemade meatloaf was legendary. Surviving are his children; Vincent M. of Oak Park, Daniel J. of Memphis, TN, Cathi (Bryan) Bulone-Campbell of Port Sanilac, Helen M. Bulone of Portland, OR, and Maria (David) Kujat of Lexington, three brothers; Tony of Meridian, ID, Mike of Cleveland, OH and Rego of Anaheim, CA, one sister; Virginia Bulone of Fullerton, CA, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Angelo, Dominic and Louis. Funeral services were held at the Museum Church at the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum in Port Sanilac with Pastor Bill Willis officiating. Burial was in Old St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sanilac Co. Historical Society Hunting Cabin Fund or the Sanilac District Library. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Six South Howard Ave., Croswell, MI 48422
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Jack C. Joslyn, 85, of Ionia, died Friday morning Jan. 2, 2009 at his home under the loving care of his family and Heartland Hospice.,
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James Dutoit, age 82, of Tecumseh died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian.
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Janice A.  Brigham, age 71, of Centreville, Mich., passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at her home. She was born in Porter Township on March 20, 1937,  a daughter of George  S. and Geraldine (Parsons) Sewards. She graduated from Centreville High School  in 1956 and attended Kalamazoo Beauty Academy. On April 8, 1961, she married Amos L. Brigham, Jr. in Centreville. Janice was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her husband and children. She had also worked at Dr. Denton’s and as a crossing guard for Centreville Schools. She was a member of the Riverside Grange and liked cooking and baking. Surviving Janice are: her husband, Amos Brigham, Jr. of Centreville; daughters,  Theresa J. Brigham of Centreville, Tina A. (John) Wells of Wabash, Ind., and Tracie S. (Charles) Barnes of Constantine; a son, Terrence Brigham of Centreville; and three grandsons, Bradley A. Barnes, Joseph T. Barnes and Anthony W. Barnes, all of Constantine. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Leslie S. Brigham, and sister, Georgia Sewards. Relatives and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Eley Funeral Home in Centreville, where religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Pastor Dave Peterson of Centreville Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville. Memorial contributions may be made to Centreville Fire & Rescue. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
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Janis Hoenig, 69, passed away Dec. 31, 2008, at her home in Chandler, Ariz. She was surrounded by loving family members. She is now resting with her Lord and is pain-free after years of suffering from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and CREST Syndrome as well as other ailments. Janis was born March 8, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio. She was a graduate of Blissfield High School and attended the University of Redlands and Adrian College. She was Secretary for the First United Methodist Church in Adrian before moving to Arizona in 1986 because of the CREST Syndrome. She had retired as Financial Secretary of Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tempe, Ariz., three years ago when the PAH was first diagnosed. She greatly loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the rest of her family. She also loved flower gardening, sewing, sports and beating her friends in cards. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Parker Tagsold, Sr. of Blissfield. Janis is survived by her husband, Jim; three children, Julie Hoenig of Chandler, Ariz., Joy (Mike) Fitzpatrick of Chandler and Jeff (Lisa) Hoenig of Superior Township, Mich.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Parker (Pat) Tagsold, Jr. of Blissfield, and sister, Marilyn (Norton) Hatfield of Valley Center, Calif. Janis and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. At Janis’s request, her body has been donated to the University of Arizona College of Medicine for research. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. at Dayspring United Methodist Church. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the memorial service. The family has requested that memorials be given in Janis’s name to the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Association or the Tagsold/Hawkins Scholarship Fund at Adrian College. Those wishing to offer condolences may contact Jim at email@example.com.
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Jessica Marie Scott, 2, of Allen, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at home.  She was born Oct. 3, 2006, in Jackson, and is survived by her parents, Mark and Debbie (Andrews) Berlin.  In spite of health issues, she was inspirational, a fighter and playful and will be missed by her family, caring staff, and Suzie.    Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Friday at the George White Funeral Home in Reading with Pastor DeAnn Dobbs officiating.  Interment will follow in Allen Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled at noon until time of service.   Memorials are suggested to the family (in care of George White Funeral Home) for funeral expenses and a headstone.
Joanne Mittlestat, age 77, of New Boston, died on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in Dearborn , Michigan.
FOLEY - Mr. John "Kevin" Foley (husband of Lynn), age 59, of Norton Shores, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 5, 2009. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Lee Chapel, Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 6291 S. Harvey Street, Norton Shores, MI 49444, (231) 798-1100. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Forest Park Covenant Church (3815 Henry St.). In lieu of flowers please consider Every Women's Place or Webster House Youth Services. The complete obituary will be in Wednesday's news-paper. Please sign Kevin's on-line Guest Book at www.sytsemafh.com
KLOMP - The service celebrating the life of John A. Klomp, aged 50, who died on Saturday, husband of Tammy Klomp, will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 735 Buth, Comstock Park. Relatives and friends may meet his family on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, and at the church on Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. For complete obituary, to read John's life story and to sign his guest book, visit his web page at www.lifestorynet.com Heritage Funeral Home
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John A. Klomp, aged 50 of Comstock Park, MI, formerly of Zeeland, passed away following a year-long struggle with cancer, with his loving family at his side. John was a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother and a friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. John was a faith filled Christian man. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Tammy Klomp (Burgen); his children, Brandon, Chelsea and Zachary Klomp; his mother, Tena Klomp, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Marcia Burgen; his sisters and brother, Judy (Larry) LePorie, Randy (Val) Klomp, Vonnie (Dwight) VanderZwaag, Sue (Mike) Poel, Barb (Jerry) Hassevort; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wendy (Jerry) Springer; grandmother-in-law, Carolyn Barendse; many nieces and nephews and many friends. John was preceded in death by his father Julius Klomp. Cremation has taken place. John now receives a new body and joins his heavenly father. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 735 Buth Dr. NE in Comstock Park. Relatives and friends may meet his family on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home — Alt & Shamut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW and again at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in his memory to the Klomp Children Christian Education Fund c/o Huntington Bank. To read more about John’s life, to leave your own memory of him and to sign his guest book, visit his web page at www.lifestorynet.com.
John L. Mitchell, 63, of Petoskey, died Jan. 4, 2009, at the Hiland Cottage of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.
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Jose DeLeon Trevino, age 81, of Adrian died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jose was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Seguin, Texas, to Ermenejildo and Tiburcia (DeLeon) Trevino. On Jan. 15, 1956, he married Benina Ojeda in Adrian, and she survives. Jose was employed by Tecumseh Products, retiring in March 1991. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and family gatherings. Surviving Jose, in addition to his wife, Benina, are three sons, Joel Trevino and his wife, Loretta, of Brigham City, Utah, Abel Trevino and his wife, Shayna, of Adrian, and Ruben Trevino and his wife, Christine, of Sylvania, Ohio; two daughters, Patricia Parr and her husband, Allan, and Barbara Glisson and her husband, Jeffery, all of Adrian; a sister, Mary Hernandez of Adrian; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Jose in death were his parents, several brothers and sisters and a son. The funeral service for Jose will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 3 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 140 Sand Creek Highway, Adrian, with Bishop Richard DeVries officiating. Joe’s burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Visitation hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian and on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Jose Trevino. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.
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MARENISCO, Mich. -- Joyce M. Keast, 86, a resident of Marenisco, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Jan. 4, 2009, in Ironwood, surrounded by her loving family.
Loving wife and mother, Judith A. (Clarke) Belfy of Conway, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.
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Of North Andover, Maine, formerly of Detroit, MI and Venice, Florida. Died December 30, at age 85. Beloved wife of Bernard R. Klem. Daughter of the late Nicholas J. and Pearl (Thompson) Reilly. Survived by five children, Gail Anne Milton of Mt. Clemens, MI, Linda Louise Klem of Wakefield, MA, Michael Bernard Klem and his wife Grace of Dracut, MA, Lawrence Richard Klem and his wife Debbie of Cookeville, Tennessee, and John Joseph Klem of North Andover, MA; five grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, and Rebecca, Jeffrey Alexander and Kathryn Anne Klem; a brother and a sister-in-law, Robert and Lena Reilly of MI; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Merrimack Valley VNA Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg 5, Lawrence, MA 01843. will be appreciated. Arrangements are through the Tewksbury Funeral Home.
"CASEY" Age 87, of Toledo, OH passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, Holland, OH. He retired after 25 years as a Supply Analyst with the US Army Tank Automotive Command, Warren, MI. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Sujkowski Funeral Home, Northpointe, 114-128 East Alexis Rd., 419-476-9176 with a Scripture Service at 6 p.m., combined services by the CWV Post 639 and the VFW Post 5530 at 6:30 p.m., and a Legion Post 642 service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. Online condolences may be offered at
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Age 87, January 4, 2009 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Barbara Ann Chenchak, Rose (Emanuel) Amato, Louise Harris, Mary (Gary) Roach. Proud grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 34 and great-great-grandmother of six. Grace will lie in state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church until time of funeral liturgy at 12 p.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Visit on-line guest book at
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Thursday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Kathryn A. Wassman 1950-2008 Kathryn A. Wassman, 58, Harbor Beach, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 at her home in Harbor Beach, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Mt. Clemens on October 22, 1950, the daughter of the late Alois and Shirley (Yax) Cukr. Kathy and Doug Wassman were united in marriage on June 6, 1970 in Mt. Clemens. She was an employee of Chemical Bank in Harbor Beach and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Harbor Beach. Kathy enjoyed scrap booking, gardening and spending time with her family. To all who knew her, she was a beautiful person, both inside and out, and she will be sadly missed. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Wassman, Harbor Beach; a son, Cameron (Susan) Wassman, Mt. Pleasant and a brother, Michael Cukr, Ray Township. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A private family service will take place at a later time. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Keith D. Spencer, 70, of Midland, passed away Dec. 27, 2008, in Midland. He was born July 26, 1938, to Ora and Nola (Woodruff) Spencer in Gladwin.
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LaFonda M. Knowles, age 93, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at her home. No services will be held at this time. Interment of ashes will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy at a later date. Arrangements are being cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home. LaFonda was born on March 15, 1915 in Coldwater to Charles and Margaret (French) Lindsey. She married Herman Knowles on Oct. 20, 1935 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2008. LaFonda has been a lifelong resident of Branch County. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Community Health Center and for many years at the former Coldwater Regional Center, from which she retired in 1975. LaFonda enjoyed square dancing belonging to the Merry Mixers Square Dance Club, and enjoyed traveling; wintering in Florida with her husband, reading, learning new things and all sorts of puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed the time she spent with her family. In addition to her husband Herman, LaFonda was preceded in death by her daughter Nancy Radebaugh in 2006 and her brother George Lindsey. She is survived by her daughters Kay Wright of Coldwater and Donna and Larry Backes of Zephyrhills, Fla.; her sister Leona Hilliar of Howell, eight grandchildren: Kim and Margaret Radebaugh of Homer, Steven and Maria Radebaugh of Homer, Debra and David Smith of Coldwater, Shawn and Paul Butler of Hillsdale, Michelle and Greg Fritchey of Van Buren, Ark., Karen Fraley of Homer, Lore Radebaugh of Coldwater and Kerry and Denis Clark of Coldwater, 20 great grandchildren and many great, great grandchildren. Please visit www.dutcherfh.com to share a thought in the online guestbook.
Bork, Louis H. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Bork, age 86 years, local educator and businessman, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 at his home. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service and life celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Bay City Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tenth at Lincoln. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church General Fund. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.
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January 4, 2009. Age 78 of Westland. Beloved husband of Edith Mae. Dear father of Ronald (Kay), Karen (David) Brown, and Paul (Anne). Brother of Charles (Mildred), June (Everett) Parker, Wayne (Cheryl), and Wanda (George) Rowe. Also survived by six grandchildren and 6½ great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Please vist and sign a tribute at
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Wednesday 5-9 p.m., Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Friday 10-10:30 a.m. time of Funeral mass at St. Athanasius Church. Scripture Thursday evening. Share a memory with the family at
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at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave (3 blocks North of 10 Mile Rd.) Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Prayers. Funeral Thursday at St. Sharbel Church, 31601 Schoenherr, Warren, in state 9:30 a.m. until Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. To share a memory, visit
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Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave. (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.), Downtown Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mullett Boys Education Fund c/o Citizens First Bank, 33205 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI 48336. www.thayer-rock.com, 1 guest book message
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Mae L. Pettit, 82, of Sturgis, formerly of Marshall, died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Sturgis Hospital. Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home in Marshall on Monday from 4-7 p.m. with family present at that time. Funeral service will take place 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Margie Lorraine Yff, age 75, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009, at Zeeland Community Hospital.  Margie was born November 5, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Richard and Dorothy Molenhouse.  She married Henry Yff and they raised five children together.  Margie and her husband were members of Park Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Henry J. Yff; her children,  Brenda and John Postuma of Zeeland, Sandra and Kevin Klynstra of Zeeland, Jim and Sherry Yff of Holland, Wayne Yff of Borculo, Kimberly Essink of Hamilton; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard and Wilma Molenhouse of Orland Park, IL; sister, Ruth and Robert Edwards of Manning, SC; sisters-in-law,  Sarah and Jay Volkers of Grand Rapids, Leona Yff of Sun City, AZ.  Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at  Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.  The Reverend  David Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be 2:00-3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Holland Christian Schools.  An online registry is available at www.yntemafh.com.
Maxwell, Marian P. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Maxwell passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 85 years. Funeral services are being planned for Thursday. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a complete obituary will be announced in Tuesday's edition of the paper&#133;..
Marian Souva, 88, of Newport died at 4:40 this morning.
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Marilyn Blue, age 73, of Dixon, Ill.,formerly of Durand, Mich., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Tipton, Mich., the daughter of Lyle and Alice (Randall) Whelan. She had been an elementary school teacher in the Atherton Community School District for 37 years and had served as a union representative for the Atherton Education Association. She had been a member of the Vernon United Methodist Church. She married Richard Blue on July 7, 1962, in Tipton, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Richard Lyle Blue; a brother, Wesley Whelan; and a sister, Joan Starkey. She is survived by her husband of Dixon, Ill.; two daughters, Mary Blue (Mark) Henneman of Hinsdale, Ill., and Denise (Mike Ytsen) Blue of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; four grandchildren, and a sister, Linda Fox of Tecumseh, Mich. A private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009, at the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with the Rev. Michael Morrissey officiating. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.
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Marjorie Ruth Busscher age 78, of Holland, died Sunday, January 04, 2009 at Holland Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin in 1996. Marjorie was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and was employed by Hansen’s Drug Store and DeWaard Interiors. She is survived by her children, Cindi and Kelly Lampen of Holland, Steve and Jan Busscher of Holland, Lori and Jim Bosch of West Olive; 6 grandchildren, Matthew, Jamie, Travis, Michelle, Daniel, Megan; Sister, Beth O’Donnell; in-laws, Joan Kruithoff of Holland, Della Folkert of Holland, Eleanor and Donald Johnson of Holland, Lois Becksvoort of Holland, Betty and Ken Lemmen of Holland, Harvey Busscher of Fennville, Hermina Veldhof of Hamilton; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church St. Holland with Dr. Stan Scripps and Reverend Henry Vanden Heuvel officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church.  Memorial contributions may be given to Right to Life of Holland.  Arrangements are by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St. Holland.  An online registry is available at www.notierverleelangeland. com.
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WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Mary Antoinette Harju, 49, of 203 Sunday Lake Street, Wakefield, passed on early Wednesday morning, Dec. 31, 2008, at her home, after a three-year courageous battle with ovarian cancer, with her loving family at her side.
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Mary Bell Owsley, 40, of 8265E - 400N., Howe, Ind., died Dec. 24, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn., when she was struck by a car while crossing an intersection. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the Ontario Congregational Church, where services are at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Ind. Arrangements are by the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.
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IRONWOOD -- Mary E. "Mickey" Anderson, 86, of 715 Pabst St., Ironwood, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 1, 2009, in Ironwood.
HENDERSON, Mary Ruth - Age 65, of Fenton, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at ll:00 AM Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Burial immediately following at Oakwood Cemetery, Fenton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 PM. Those desiring may make contributions to the Mary Ruth Henderson Memorial Fund. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Fox, age 95, of Frenchtown Township passed away January 1, 2009 at Elderly Solutions.
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Mary L. Wescott, age 48, of Holland passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 at Hospice House of Holland. Mary loved to play bingo and was a Mickey Mouse collector. She was a very caring and giving person who tried to help everybody.  She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Wescott, her mother Beverly DeWitt in 1997 and her grandparents. She is survived by her father: Robert and Barbara DeWitt of Baileys Harbor, WI; Brother and sisters: Michael DeWitt of Holland, Michelle DeWitt of Holland, Loretta Santora of Holland; Aunts and uncle:  Jerry and Diane Wolters of Holland, Mrs. Pete (Shirley) Colella of Holland, Margaret and Raymond Lantrip of Pontotoc, MS; Several nephews, nieces and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland. Arrangements are by Lakeshore Memorial Services. An online registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.
Mary Hoffman was born in Palmyra, Michigan on September 8, 1913 from the marriage of the late Charles and the late Caroline (Egley) Hoffman.
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begins at church 9 a.m. Memorial tributes to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076 or Medical Motor Service, 608 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620, appreciated. View obituary and share memories at
Mike Nelson, 46, passed away Dec. 30, 2008, suddenly at his Florida home.
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Mildred Lois Renner, 84, of Ligonier, Ind., passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Life Care Center in LaGrange.  She was born June 23, 1924, in Noble County to Carl and Nellie (Barkley) Schlemmer.  On March 21, 1948, she married Harold O. Renner at the Burr Oak Church outside of Ligonier. Mr. Renner passed away on April 3, 1977.  Mrs. Renner was the Ligonier City Clerk for 12 years and worked at the Ligonier Library for many years. She was the bookkeeper for her husband's business, H.O. Renner Well Drilling and Renner Sanitation Service, both of Ligonier.  A graduate of the International Business College of Ft. Wayne and the Dayton Business College, she also was known to be a excellent seamstress and enjoyed golfing, walking and keeping busy with projects around her home.  Surviving are: a son and his wife, Warren "Todd" and Marie Renner of Ligonier; a daughter and her husband, Joanne "Jody" and Myron Whitcomb of Sturgis, Mich.; four grandchildren, Christopher Yeager, Gabriel and Susie Renner, Mandy and David Maxwell and Jennifer Stewart; five great-grandchildren;a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Helen Schlemmer of Ligonier; and two sisters, Nina Case of Ligonier and Lila Barkley of Alameda, Calif.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; two brothers, Richard Schlemmer and Ted Schlemmer; and two sisters, Esther Faye Fisel and Carol Duesler.  Memorial visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday  at the Ulrey - Renner and Brazzell Funeral Home in Ligonier. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Burton Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.  Memorials may be directed to the Ligonier Library.
NELSON L. DUNLAP DECKERVILLE Nelson L. Dunlap, age 93, of Deckerville, died Tuesday December 23, 2008 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. He was born August 20, 1915 in Palms, the son of the late Andrew and Wilhelmina (Lietke) Dunlap. He married Miss. Evelyn Baumeister on April 15, 1944 in Deckerville, after 62 years of marriage she preceded him in death on April 18, 2006 Nelson was a member of the VFW and American Legion, Gideon's International, a past Boy Scout Explorer Leader, and was active in 4H and a long time member of the 1st Baptist Church. He was employed by Eaton Mfg, before entering the US Army, which he served from 1941 to 1945, in North Africa, Italy, and Sicily, earning a Silver Star. After WWII he worked for the Kroger Grocery Stores. He then learned the carpenter trade from Lee Vincent, and later started Dunlap Builders, where he was a noted home builder and cabinet maker. He is survived by one son Richard (Karen) Dunlap of Deckerville, two daughters, Gaye (Steve) Bauer of Faribault, MN., and Karen (Joe) Allen of Sandusky, ten grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Also, three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marion (Stanley) Dunlap, Mrs. Florence (Floyd) Baumeister, and Mrs. Carol (Don) Baumeister. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy, five brothers and three sisters Nelson L. Dunlap's "Legacy of Life" service will be 11:00 AM., Saturday in the Apsey Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Castle of Countryside Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8:00 PM., Friday, and from 10:00 AM., Saturday until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Autumnwood of Deckerville, Snay Cemetery Association, or United Hospice. His was a life well lived. Arrangements by Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville, MI
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Nancy Amesbury, 70, of Boyne City, died Jan. 3, 2009, at the Hiland Cottage of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.
Naomi Haines, 88, of Alanson, died Jan. 1, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
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Nelson Sterken, 85, of Zeeland, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the North Street Christian Reformed Church. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. Burial will be in New Gronigen Cemetery.  www.yntemafh.com
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Orval U. "Cork" Heath, age 91, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at the Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on May 16, 1917 in Vanwert, Ohio, the son of Uriah and Julia (Purk) Heath.
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Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Thursday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Drbn.
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Age 82, of Hartland, Janaury 4, 2009. Private services will be held. Born May 5, 1926 in Hamtramck, the son of Victor Volinsky and Anna Purdo. Had resided in the Hartland/Howell area for many years. Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII. Surviving is daughter, Sherry (Franklin) Hultberg; brother, Leon Volinsky; and eight grandchildren. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Pamela Ellen Carter, 53, of Atlanta, MI, passed away on December 22, 2008 after an extended, hard fought battle with cancer.Pamela was born in Cincinnati, OH on May 31, 1955 to ViAnn (Bertram) Banotai and James Nelson Guy.
Patricia Ann Cook, 55 of Rockwood, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Paul E. Funk, age 70, of Clayton died Jan. 3, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Fairfield Township to Noah T. and Rosezella (Tuttle) Funk. He married Diana Stites on March 25, 1983, and she survives. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Paul had been employed by General Motors and was also a part-time farmer. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was a member of the Morenci Bible Fellowship Church. In addition to his wife, Diana, he is survived by three daughters, Victoria (John) Wollet of Clayton, Tina Ruff of Adrian and Anne (Lamar) Yoder of Lawton, Okla.; a son, Thomas (Jessica) Ruff of Manitou Beach; a granddaughter, Cherie Funk of Hudson; two brothers, Carl Funk of Hanover, Mich., and Noah Funk of Seminole, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Rickard of Adrian and Jennifer Funk of Adrian; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Ronald Funk; a granddaughter, Karene; and a great-great-grandson, Gabriel. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastors Jim Yatzek, Dave Sharp and Noah J. Funk officiating. Burial will be in Canandaigua Cemetery with full military rites. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, from 4 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 Hospice of Lenawee or to the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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BESSEMER, Mich. -- Peggy Lou Chiapuzio, 59, of Anvil Location, Bessemer, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee.
Phyllis Kathryn Powers, age 84, of Lambertville, MI passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living.
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Services to be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Dunamis Outreach Ministries, 13220 Greenfield Rd., Detroit.
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at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe (near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn. Wednesday 1-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In state 10 a.m. until Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig.
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Ressie Rearick, 60, of Palestine, Ill, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at home.  She was born March 17, 1948 in Carey, Ohio, the daughter of George and Lola (Cole) Marshall.       A graveside service will be held Saturday, 3:30 p.m., at Maplewood Cemetery, Reading. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by the George White Funeral Home, Reading.
BOTTGER, Richard H. - Of Clio, age 61, died Monday, December 29, 2008. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, January 24, 2009 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Complete obituary will appear at a later date or visit www.oguinnfh.com.
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Robert G. Summerskill Sr., 71 of Reading, passed away Sunday Dec. 28, 2008, in Avon Park, Fla. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on Sept. 23, 1937, to Mary Jo and George Summerskill. Bob was employed at L.O.F. for 32 years retiring in 1990. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a very active member of the American Legion Post 360 in Reading and a 32nd Degree Mason. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years Nancy (Kruse) Summerskill, his parents and brother Richard Summerskill. He is survived by his wife of 19 years JoAnn; son Bob(Maryann) Summerskill; daughter Robin (Dave) Gomer; grandchildren Jenny and Aaron Summerskill; great-grandson Logan; step-children Dave, Danny and Chris Bresler; five step-grandchildren and one step-great grandson. Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday  in the mortuary followed by interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Disabled American Veterans, P.O.Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 43250-030. Please view and sign the guest registry at www.CoyleFuneral Home.com
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Rylee A. Shull, 12 days old, died Dec. 31, 2008, at Parkview North in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born Dec. 19, 2008, in Fort Wayne to Jeremiah D. and Danielle (Bolinger) Shull of LaGrange, Ind. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.
SAKOWSKY JOSEPH WWII VETERAN
Wednesday 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of 18 and Ryan). Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church. Mr. Sakowsky will lie in state at church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Mr. Sakowsky was a highly decorated Veteran of WWII (US Army Sergeant) and was awarded the Bronze Star in Normandy; served in nine campaigns; in exess of 108 battles; and his name is recorded by the Veterans War Project in Washington, D.C. by inscription on the WWII Memorial. Additionally, in honor of his service, his name is inscribed on a special Memorial Plaque in Normandy.
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Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia.
Age 87, January 3, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Sol Brodsky. Dear mother of Leslie (Raymond) Cady and the late Craig Brodsky. Dearest sister of the late Jerome Silver and sister-in-law Mel Silver. Dearest grandmother of Scott Cady, Ryan Cady and Nicole (Robert) Amey. Loving great-grandma to Madison Amey. Services pending. Arrangements by Generations Funeral & Cremation Serv.
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Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m Funeral Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
January 3, 2009, Age 88. Beloved husband of the late June M. Dear father of William, Cheryl, Alan, Pam and Duane. Loving brother of Annie Lee. Also preceded in death by brothers James, Clark, Harland, Lester, Neal, and Elton and sister Louise. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens. Visit our on-line guest book at howepeterson.com.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 2-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Funeral to follow at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angela Hospice. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com
STAPERFENNE CATHERINE LOUISE (NEE WATKO)
Age 87, of Rochester, January 4, 2009. Loving wife of William, Sr. for 62 years. Dear mother of Kathleen (the late Howard) Hoeflein, William, Jr. (Ellen) Staperfenne, Mary (Todd) Greenbaum, John (Paula) and Joseph (Sara) Staperfenne. Survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sister of Helen Swoboda, Leone Weeks, Edward (Joanne) Watko and the late Sister Margaret Edward. Funeral Mass Thursday, January 8, 2009, 10:00 a.m. with an in state time of 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Chruch, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Suggested memorials to P.I.M.E. Missions. Online guestbook at www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
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long time resident of Highland Twp. and retired engineer from the Milford Proving Grounds, passed away on January 3, 2009 at the age of 69. He is survived by Joan Carol Swartz of Milford; son, Todd (Lisa Ann) Swartz of Royal Oak; daughter, Lisa Marie (Christopher) Post of Ypsilanti; grandchildren, Lindsey and Brandon Swartz; sister, Dorothy Bauer of Bay City, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Swartz of California. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, on Wednesday, January 7, at 1 p.m. Friends may gather from 12 noon until time of service. For further information please phone at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
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BAYSIDE, Wis. &nbsp; -- &nbsp; Scott Thomas Makela, 45, of Bayside and Wakefield, Mich., died Wednesday, Dec. &nbsp; 31, 2008, as a result of a snowmobile accident.
Shirley A. (Keeler) Fields, 79 years, of Sun City Center, Florida and previously of Sylvania, OH and Temperance, MI, died Friday December 19, 2008 in South Bay Hospital after a brave five month battle with Congestive Heart Failure.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Stanley E. Prebish, 65, of 909 N. Lawrence St., Ironwood, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2009, in his home, surrounded by his family.
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Stephen L. Bilby, 58, of North Adams, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was born April 21, 1950, in Hillsdale to Harold and Erma (Gamber) Bilby. He was married Nov. 22, 1975 to Linda Northrup and she survives. Steve was a former employee of Hillsdale Tool, retiring in 2005.  He was a graduate of Hillsdale High School in 1969 and resident of this area all his life. Surviving besides his wife Linda, are three daughters, Jane (Tim) Russell of North Adams, Jennifer (Steve) Smith of Coldwater and Crystal Bilby of North Adams; a son, Joe (Becky) Bilby of Orange City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon (Wendell) Lee of Lake Placid, Fla., Sally (Leon) Rogers of Hillsdale and Sandy (Stan) Burger of Alabama. Funeral services for Stephen Bilby will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Paul Pickell officiating.  Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Jefferson Twp.  The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family of Stephen Bilby. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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HURLEY, Wis. -- Sylvia Kangas, 102, of Hurley, died on Tuesday, &nbsp; Dec. 30, 2008, in Ironwood, Mich.
Age 79. Born October 14, 1929 and died on January 4, 2009. Harry worked for the Orchard Lake Schools from 1956 until retirement. Harry is survived by his three sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Harry will lie in state beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, Tuesday January 6th until the time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan. Memorials appreciated to Orchard Lake Schools 3535 Indian Trail Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324. Arrangements entrusted to Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel. To share a memory go to www.MeM.com
TRUDY M. SHAHBAZ DECKERVILLE Trudy M. Shahbaz, age 87, of Deckerville, died Friday December 19, 2008 in her home. She was born October 6, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Teevin) Diederich. She married Joseph B. Shahbaz on February 27, 1945 in Chicago. He preceded in death on July 1, 2003. Survived by three sons; Kenneth of Greensboro, NC., Daniel of Stevensville and Robert of Deckerville. Funeral Mass was in St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac. Arrangements by the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home.
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Victor Emanuel Badalamenti, was born February 8, 1926 in Monroe, Michigan. He was the son of the late Emanuel and the late Mary (Solomon) Badalamenti. Victor attended Monroe High School and was a member of the Class of 1944.
Victor E. Badalamenti, 82, of Frenchtown Twp., died Friday. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.
Age 57, of Harper Woods, passed away on January 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Diane; his son Jonny; his step-sons Richie and Joey; his father, John; two brothers, Tom and Rick; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at the Elks Club Number 34 in Saint Clair Shores on Tuesday, January 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memories may be shared at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
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on Tuesday, January 6 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt Road (S. of 6 Mile) Livonia. In-State on Wednesday, January 7 from 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. with evening prayer at 7:00 p.m., at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 29015 Jamison St. (east side of Middlebelt Road between 5 Mile and the Jeffries Freeway,) Livonia. Requiem Mass shall be celebrated by Cardinal Adam Maida on Thursday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Assumption Grotto Shrine (located at the intersection of Gratiot Ave. and McNichols Rd. in Detroit.) Memorials may be made to either St. Genevieve Parish or to Assumption Grotto Parish. Visit the online guest book at www.mannsfuneralhome.com
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Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 10 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (btwn. Ford & Cherry Hill). In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to charity of choice. To leave a message of condolence, log on to www.vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
GREENHAM, Wanda E. Of Kalamazoo Passed away January 1, 2009 at her home. She was born June 26, 1945. Surviving Wanda are her husband, two sons, 16 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three step children. A memorial service will be held Friday, 11:00 AM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St. with a 1-hour visitation preceding the service, 10-11:00 AM. Memorials may be directed to Gift of Life. Please see www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences.
HOMMINGA - Mr. Wellington "Bill" Homminga, aged 85, of Wyoming, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 at Maplelawn Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's Press. www.stegengafuneralchapel.com
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William Dale Mallow, age 84, a well-known Bronson, Mich. area farmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at  Sturgis Hospital.  He had been in failing health. Dale was born March 5, 1924, in Noble Township, a son of Clint and Maude (Roberts) Mallow, was a lifelong resident and graduated from Burr Oak High School.  He first married Dorothy Monroe.  She died in 1946.  He then married Marion (Foss) King on March 12, 1951, in Angola, Ind.  She died July 16, 2003. Dale was a member of the Branch County Farm Bureau, served on the Branch County Road Commission for several years and was a member of the Board of Directors of the former First of America Bank in Bronson.  He was also a buyer for Westfall Stock Yards for many years. Dale so enjoyed farming that he considered raising cattle as a hobby. Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Ruth Mallow and Leslie and Carole Mallow, all of Bronson; stepson and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Thelma King of Bronson; grand children, Jim Mallow and Kim Coney; step-granddaughters Brenda Bennett of Bronson, Lori Winchell of Charlotte, S. C., andAmy Butcher of Burr Oak; and seven step grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2–8 p.m. today at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Dale Walterhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Fry Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Pleasant Hill Missionary Church.
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William Dale Mallow, age 84, a well known Bronson area farmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at the Sturgis Hospital. He had been in failing health. Dale was born March 5, 1924 in Noble Twp., son of Clint and Maude (Roberts) Mallow. He was a lifelong resident and graduated from Burr Oak High School. He first married Dorothy Monroe. She died in 1946. He then married Marion (Foss) King on March 12, 1951 in Angola, Ind. She died July 16, 2003. Dale was a member of the Branch County Farm Bureau, served on the Branch County Road Commission for several years and was a member of the Board of Directors of the former First of America Bank in Bronson. He was also a buyer for Westfall Stock Yards for many years.  Dale so enjoyed farming that he considered raising cattle as a hobby. Surviving Mr. Mallow are his sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Ruth Mallow and Leslie and Carole Mallow all of Bronson, step daughter-in-law Thelma King of Sturgis; grand children Jim Mallow  and Kim Coney; great grandchildren Jael Mallow and Caleb Mallow; step-granddaughters Brenda Bennett of Bronson, Lori Winchell of Charlotte, S.C., Amy Butcher of Burr Oak; and seven step-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his two wives and his step-son Eugene King. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson with Rev. Dale Walterhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Fry Cemetery. The family received friends at the Kolcz Funeral Home from 2– 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations are suggested to Pleasant Hill Missionary Church.
William R. Frase Adrian William R. Frase, Sr., age 75, of Adrian, passed away Friday, (December 26, 2008) at Bixby Medical Center. Bill is survived by his former wife, Geraldine Frase of Brooklyn and their children, William (Cindy) Frase, Jr. of Farmington, NM, Shelly (Gary) Markiewicz of Brooklyn, Sharon (James) Ragan of Morenci, Laurie (Jack Minster) Frase of Adrian and Lisa Frase of Albuquerque, NM; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, John Wahles and Edward Frase, both of Flint, and David Frase of TN; and two sisters, Geraldine Reasoner and Helen Calhane, both of Flint. He was preceded in death by sisters, Carrie, Dora and Bernadine, and one brother, Howard. Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Bill may direct their gifts to the DAV Building Fund. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home. At Bill's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Jennifer Griffith Wagley Funer
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will be at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park, Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Paul Cemetery, Forest, Indiana.