"STEVIE" January 5, 2009. Loving wife of the late Nicholas "Nick" Aron. Beloved mother of Donna (James) Nawrot, Nicholas (Kathleen) Aron and Randy (Kathleen) Aron. Dearest grandmother of Tracey (Keith) Fry, Rebecca (Jeff) Young, Christopher, Nicholas, Kyle, Jon and Patrick. Great grandmother of Cecilia, Alexander, Lauren and Ryan. Funeral Thursday, January 8, 2009, 10 a.m. from St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Rd., Westland. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice or Mass Offerings. To leave a condolence:
ARTHUR FRANK WHEELER MARLETTE Arthur Frank Wheeler, age 85, of Marlette, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Sanilac County Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan. He was born January 24, 1923 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Schneider) Wheeler. He was a lifelong area resident and farmer. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII. Arthur married Loanne E. Scholz on November 22, 1951 in Marlette, she died on June 18, 2005. He is survived by one daughter; Deborah & (Harley) Rich of Marlette, three sons;David & (Cindy) Wheeler of Caro, Daniel & (Tanya) Wheeler of Grand Blanc and Douglas Wheeler of Marlette, one brother;Robert Wheeler of Marlette, sister-in-law; Mary Wheeler of Marlette, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Wheeler. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial suggestion to United Hospice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, 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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Amos A. Elmore, age 66, of Adrian passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.  The funeral service for Amos will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Wagley Funeral Home with Bishop Robert Bernard officiating. Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service. Contributions in memory of Amos may be made to Christ Temple Ministries. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.
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Anne Stokes, 87, passed away Jan. 4, 2009, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.
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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.
Miller, Arlene M. Marion Twp, Michigan Passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Chesaning. Friends may call at the Walker-Martin Funeral Home, Chesaning on Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and all day Friday. The complete obituary will be in Thursday's paper. Wmartinfuneralhome.com
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Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
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4-9 p.m. Friday. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association. Visit our online guestbook at
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Age 65, January 6, 2009. Nephew of Joan and Rev. Richard Kraus and cousin of Ann McBride. Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (3 blocks W. of Telegraph), Redford Twp. 313-535-3030. Visit Friday 1-8 p.m. with Ritual Services under the Auspices of O.E.S. Kindness Chapter #523 at 6:30 p.m. and Findlater #475 F. & A. M. at 7 p.m. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Livonia., 1 guest book message
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BERNARD GERALD "JERRY" MUXLOW BROWN CITY Bernard Gerald "Jerry" Muxlow, age 68, of Brown City died Saturday, December 27, 2008. He was born August 3, 1940 in Marlette to the late Bernard J. and Hazel Alta (Clink) Muxlow. Jerry graduated from Brown City High School Class of 1958 and on June 23, 1962 married Joanne Batchelor at the Brown City Missionary Church. Jerry was a farmer for many years but had most recently retired as a custodian from the St. Clair County Sheriff Dept. He was a life long member of the Brown City Missionary Church. He is survived by his wife, Joanne of 46 years, daughter; Colleen (Kevin) Burke, two grandchildren; Jacob and Jordyn Burke, sister; Roxanne (Gary) Dean, brother; Craig (Donna Mann) Muxlow and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Brown City Missionary Church with Rev. Richard Fleddarjohann officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Brown City Missionary Church Building Fund. Arrangements made by Carman Funeral Home, Brown City, MI.
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"PATTI" (BAKER) Age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Ecorse and Wyandotte, died December 31, 2008. She was preceded in death by her father, Forrest Baker, and is survived by her husband, Ronald Brody; sons, Justin and Joel, and daughter, Mandy; sisters, Ricki, Debbie, Teresa, Robin; brothers, Mike, Randy, Ron, Chuck, Jimmy; mother, Bobbie Baker and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Brody was a member of Cross Point Church. She was a L.P.N. and was employed with Emory Eastside Medical Center in the Mother-Baby Unit for 27 years. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Wyandotte, 1925 Ford (visitation from 2-4 p.m.). Patti was greatly loved by her family, and will be missed by all who knew her.
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CRAMER, Betty Jane -- Age 88, of Fenton, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at Fenton Extended Care. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be 1-3 and 5-8 PM Wednesday. A memorial service under the auspices of O.E.S. Chapter 175 will be held 7:30 PM Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association. Tributes and condolences may be shared at the obituaries page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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Betty J. Lammon, 81, of 770N - 075E, LaGrange, Ind., passed away, Dec. 14, 2008, at Life Care Center of LaGrange surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of Russell K. and Martha P. (Noel) Field, and moved to LaGrange in the early 1990s. On Oct. 19, 1968, she married Clifford S. Lammon in Toledo. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1981. Betty had worked as a secretary  in the automotive field in Toledo for many years. At one time she was also a stock car driver for the company where she worked. She was a former member of the American Legion Post #512 Ladies Auxiliary in Toledo, and she was a former member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis, Mich. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she also loved crocheting, gardening and bingo. Surviving are: two daughters, Susan and Jim Koehler of Shipshewana and Nancy Russell and Harry Pellegrene of Sturgis; two sons, Thomas and Judy Allred and Gary and Tammy Allred, both of Toledo; a sister, Eileen Otting of Massachusetts; two brothers, Russell and Ann Field and Bob Otting, both of Toledo; five grandchildren, Julie and Phillip Holderman of Lake City, Fla., Scott Jones of Kokomo, Ind., Lisa Allred, Crystal Pringle and Gary Allred II, all of Toledo; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and several brothers and sisters.
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Friday 11 a.m. until funeral service 2 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, (248) 689-0700. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan and Michigan Humane Society. Share memories with the online guest book at
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Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In State Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice and The Capuchins. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
Age 90. January 6, 2009. Loving mother of Herbert Doebritz. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Aunt of Ernst Tegethoff. Great aunt of Rebecca (Thom) McLeod and John T. Francis. Committal service Today 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Township. Arrangements by A.H. Peters, (313) 884-5500.
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Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday, in state 8:00 a.m. at St. Ephrem Church, 38900 Dodge Park at 17 Mile until time of Mass at 9:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Friday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church (14114 14 Mile Rd. - east of Schoenherr) until Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Caroline "Carrie" E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating.
Clarence L. Osentoski 1934-2008 Clarence L. Osentoski, 74, Caseville, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1934 in Ubly to the late Louis and Anna (Pawlowski) Osentoski. On October 24, 1953, Clarence married Donna J. Popour of Harbor Beach at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. After marrying her, he attended a railroad engineering school in Minnesota and worked as the station manager at the Wixom Depot. He graduated from Ubly High School in 1952 In 1954 he returned to Huron County to open Osentoski Farm Equipment in Harbor Beach with his father. As the business grew to include dealerships in Bad Axe and Pigeon, Clarence moved his family to Caseville in 1968. This family owned business is now run by the third generation of the Osentoski family. He was active throughout Huron County. Clarence had been the Chairman of the Huron County Road Commission, a member at Scenic Golf and CountryClub and St. Roch Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing cards, sports and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Donald (Lana), Pigeon, Timothy (Sharon), Bad Axe, Karen, Caseville, Thomas (Kari), Bay City, Diane Bass, Clarkston, Richard, Caseville and Daniel (Rose), Caseville; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and sisters, Betty Hill, Ariz. and Doris (Charles) Crowl, Warren. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Steven and grandson, Erik. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at St. Roch Catholic Church with Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating. Burial will take place in St. Roch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of mass at church. Memorials may be made to the St. Roch Building Fund or Helping Hands, both in Caseville. Condolences may be shared at
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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 passed away at Oakwood Hospital Southshore Trenton January 3, 2009.Clyde was born October 10, 1933 in Pineville, W.VA. to Jasper and Laura Bell (Pendry) Adkins.
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"VI" Age 102. Passed away peacefully on January 7 at Star Manor Assisted Living. Dear wife of Roland Dawson, to whom she was married for 37 years, and Arden Bennett for 15 years. Mother of her beloved Nicki (Charles) McGuigan, grandmother of Ric (Kitty) McGuigan, Kit (Denise) McGuigan, and Bryn McGuigan. Great-grandmother of Crystal (Czarnik), Steve, Dave and Troy McGuigan. Aside from her devotion to her family, Vi was extremely committed to her Savior Jesus Christ, and the Arts. As to the Artsin addition to being an accomplished painter, Vi was Member-Secretary of The Detroit Palette Guild in the 60's. Vi was that rare person who touched people wherever she went, with her obvious inner resolve and kindness. It was her wish that a formal funeral not be held, but that her ashes be spread during a memorial in her honor this coming Spring. If ever there were a person who deserved to walk the streets of Heavenit's Vi.
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Beloved husband of Audrey. Loving father of Steven (Annie) Demak, Ronald (Denise) Demak and Barry Demak. Dear brother of Dr. Leonard (Elenore) Demak. Loving grandfather of Nicholas and Samuel Demak. Services Thursday 1 p.m. at Machpelah Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622.
DIANE J. CASS CARSONVILLE Diane J. Cass, age 61, of Carsonville, died Friday, December 26, 2008 in St. Marys Hospital, Saginaw, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident with her twin sister Donna Welsh. She was born June 15, 1947 in Detroit, daughter of the late Henry W. and Martha M. (Detgen) Lindley. She and Grant S. Cass, Sr. were married on June 8, 1968 at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac. He died July 18, 2002. Mrs. Cass was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons; Grant, Jr. (Jodi) of Marlette and Scott (Tracy)of Sandusky, two daughters; Lisa Molloy of Sandusky and Tina (Don) Boze of Port Sanilac, one brother; Henry Lindley of Carsonville, three sisters; Geraldine Crawford and Dolores Marsh, both of Las Vegas and Lois Swann of AL. and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac with Rev. Leo Thoms will officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements made by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Six South Howard Ave., Croswell, MI 48422.
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DONALD LESTER CHAPPEL CLIFFORD Donald Lester Chappel, age 85, of Clifford, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan. He was born May 6, 1923 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Berness (Bernie) and Gladys (McAllister) Chappel. Donald married Mary Ellen McLaughlin on September 5, 1944 in Marlette, MI., she died on September 4, 1990. He was a lifelong area resident, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, worked and later owned the McLaughlin Gas & Oil Company, Clifford. Don enjoyed his family and his life. He is survived by two daughters; Donnieta & (Pierre) Benoit of Marlette, Reta & (Michael) Gibbons of Ohio, three sons; Oscar & (Carel) Chappel of Florida, Floyd Chappel of Clifford, Max & (Mary) Chappel of Clifford, four brothers; Richard Chappel of West Branch,Albert Chappel of Nevada, William Chappel of Elkton,Robert Chappel of Marlette, one sister; Mary Owens of Kingston,9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Cremationwas at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial Suggestions to United Hospice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com
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DONNA M. WELSH CARSONVILLE Donna M. Welsh, age 61 of Carsonville, died Saturday, December 27, 2007 in Covenant Hospital, Saginaw, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident with her twin sister Diane Cass. She was born June 15, 1947 in Detroit, daughter of the late Henry Wm. and Martha M. (Detgen) Lindley. Donna was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are her daughters; Brenda (Charles) Havens of Croswell, Sherri (Tim Hewitt) Welsh of Rose City, Roxanne (Bill Kolakovich) Welsh of Port Sanilac, and Denise (Bill) Nugent of Carsonville, her son; Michael (Nicole) Styles of Carsonville, one brother; Henry Lindley of Carsonville and three sisters; Geraldine Crawford and Dolores Marsh, both of Las Vegas and Lois Swann of AL and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac with Rev. Leo Thoms officiating. Burial was in the Downing Cemetery, Deckerville. Arrangements made by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., SixSouth Howard Ave., Croswell, MI 48422.
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Age 71, of Lafayette, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, in Lafayette, IN. He was born February 4, 1937, in Oakfield, N.Y., to the late Anthony and Sophia Stelmach Drabik. On July 25, 1964, he married Janet Stewart Drabik in Detroit, MI, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are his children, Kristine M. Perry (husband: Kevin) of Fuquay Varina, N.C., Jennifer J. Swisher (husband: James) and Lisa J. Ayala (husband: Benjamin), both of Lafayette, Kelley M. Rex (husband: John) of Royal Oak, MI, and Eugene F. Drabik (wife: Bridget) of Lake Mary, FL; three brothers, Robert Drabik, Anthony Drabik and Thomas Drabik; and a sister, Gloria Burcher. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Drabik, Larry Drabik and Michael Drabik. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, at St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church Bloomfield, MI. Those wishing may contribute in lieu of flowers to the American Stroke Association.
Age 83 passed away January 4, 2009, reuniting with her husband of 58 years JAMES J. who passed away November 13, 2008. Beloved parents of Michael (Carole), Gerard (Marianne), Mary (Scott) Gordinier and Pat (Michael) Napolitano. Proud grandparents of Sarah Driscoll, Scott, Danny, Tim and Margaret Gordinier, Stephen Napolitano, Katie (Mike) Meyer and Greg Napolitano. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Savior, 39375 Joy Rd (between Haggerty and Hix), Westland. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Canton Stars Special Olympics c/o Sue Campbell, 363 Pinehurst Dr, Canton, MI 48188. Arrangements entrusted to the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Share memories at
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Dale  Brown, age 62, of Constantine, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in  Kalamazoo. He was born in Coldwater, Mich., on June 25, 1946,  a son of  William and Charlotte (Sours) Brown.   On February 27, 1970, he married Marjorie Shirk in Coldwater. Dale worked as a roll setter at Simplex paper company in  Constantine from 1972 to 2001. He enjoyed reading the Bible, fishing and working on cars and with wood. Surviving are: his wife, Marjorie Brown, Constantine; daughters, Julie Long of Litchfield, Teresa (Robert) Johnson of  Mendon and Brenda Brown of  Constantine; sister, Alice Crossgrove, White Pigeon; brothers, Richard Brown of Coldwater and  Lee Brown, Sturgis; grandchildren, Anthony Long, Mickey Long, Robert Dale Long, Zyler Duane Johnson, William Brown and Ashley Fox; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harlo Bates; and sisters, Gladys McVicker and Wilma Briggs. Relatives and friends will be received from noon-2 p.m. Friday at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine where religious services will follow at 2 p.m. on Friday. Pastor Rudy Grantham will officiate. Interment will be in the Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Darryl D. Gottschalk, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2009 at his home. He was born July 23, 1939 in Jonesville, a son to the late Marlin and Flossie (Smith) Gottschalk. Darryl’s early life was spent in Coldwater where he graduated from Coldwater High School with the class of 1957. Following his graduation from high school, Darryl moved to Sturgis where he resided the remainder of his life. On Sept. 30, 1989, he married Verna Mae Kilen at the First Church of God in Sturgis. She died June 19, 2005. He retired from Rood Industries in Sturgis in 2001 after 20 years of employment when the business closed. Prior to joining Rood Industries, he had been employed by Means Service in Sturgis for over 20 years and he had also worked at Ross Laboratories in Sturgis for several years. Darryl was a veteran of the National Guard earning the rank of Sergeant. He was a past member of B.P.O. Elks #1381. He enjoyed rifle target shooting, bowling, playing and participating in tournaments and fishing, especially fishing for bass. For many years, Darryl fished in local bass tournaments and circuits including the B & W Bass Circuit and RJ’s Bass Circuit. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his children Darren (Lisa) Gottschalk of Sturgis, Kelly Gottschalk of Howe, Ind., Hollie Butler of Odell, Ill. and Douglas Rosson, Jr. of Cary, Ill.; grandchildren Skyler, Laci, Ashlee, Kyle and Trent; sisters Marilyn (Joe) Otis of Coldwater, Darlene (Fred) Loetz of Sturgis and Shila (John) Potts of Angola, Ind., brother Jerry (Linda) Gottschalk of South Whitley, Ind. and many nieces and nephews. His parents, wife, son Darryl Dean Gottschalk, Jr. and nephew Michael Otis preceded him in death. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Rev. Sam Maddox of the Light & Life Wesleyan Church in Three Rivers will officiate. Full military rites will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Posy #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is handling the arrangements. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donation be directed to Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091 or the American Cancer Society, 1400 West Milham, Kalamazoo, MI 49024. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. This obituary is also available at www.Legacy.com.
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.
Diana R. Paul 1951 - 2008 Diana R. Paul, 57, Prescott, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott. She was born in Pigeon on July 23, 1951, the daughter of Jack H. Sr. and Marilyn (Jurgess) Paul. Diana had a kind and gentle heart. She loved life and laughed a lot. She enjoyed being a Girl Scout, going outdoors to the woods and swimming. She liked school, drawing, coloring, puzzles and her dolls. She especially enjoyed Christmas and her birthdays, traveling with her parents, visiting at Grandma Doyle's, eating brown sugar and butter sandwiches and being called "Lucy." She loved her Lord Jesus. She is survived by her father, Jack H. Paul, Sr., Cottonwood, Ariz.; two sisters, Pattie (Jim) Hammett, John Day, Ore. and Mary (Rick) Hinson, Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Clare (Amy) Paul, Dayton, Ohio and Jack (Wendy) Paul, Lake Orion and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon, with Rev. Michael T. Sawicki officiating. Burial took place in Caseville Township Cemetery. Memorials for Diana Paul may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.
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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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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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Doris Miller Kosier, 89, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, Ohio. She was born July 16, 1919, in Pulaski, Ohio. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pioneer Church of the Nazarene with Pastors Michael Dunson and Wayne Sweeley officiating. Burial will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer.
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Peacock, Douglas, age 81, died January 5, 2009 of Flat Rock.
ERNEST MARK "PETE" BULLOCK DECKER Ernest M. Bullock, age 89, of Decker, died Friday, December 26, 2008 in Sanilac County Medical Care Facility, Sandusky following a brief illness. He was born March 12, 1919 at home in Evergreen Township to William and Mary (McComb) Bullock. He married Emma Edith Kitchin June 30, 1942 in Emma's parents home in Evergreen Township. Ernest was a crop and dairy farmer. He worked for a few years for Active Industries in Elkton and for Gerden Industries in Marlette. Ernest retired as a carpenter working commercial construction after about ten years. He was a member of Mizpah Missionary Church for many years. Ernest enjoyed rabbit hunting in his younger years and he enjoyed woodworking. Ernest is survived by his wife; Emma, children; Donald (Virginia) Bullock of Decker, David (Penny) Bullock of Saginaw, Dale (Fay) Bullock of Sandusky, Diane K. Bullock of Sandusky, grandchildren; Laurie Ganzberg, Kristin (Jeff) Fuller, Lynette (Matt) Waligora, Nanette Horst, Bradley (Lori) Bullock, Nicholas (Deb) Bullock, Cori (Christopher) Schuster, brother; Stanley (Margaret) Bullock of Caro, sister-in-law; Merle Kitchin and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law; Omar (Lila) Bullock, Clarence (Helen) Bullock, Frank (Miriam) Bullock, John (Alberta) Bullock, sister; Thelma Sterling. Funeral service was held at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, MI with Pastor JT Mabe of Mizpah Missionary Church officiating. Internment will be in Evergreen Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at
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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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Elaine S. Schryer Hess, age 87, of Ann Arbor and formerly of Hillsdale, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Glacier Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor. She was born May 3, 1921 in Detroit to Loren and Lucy (Quiggle) Jackson. Elaine was a 1939 graduate of Denby High School in Detroit. She was a resident of the Detroit area until moving to Hillsdale in 1954. In 1966 she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. and moved back to Ann Arbor in May of 2005. She was a member of the Hillsdale First Presbyterian Church, a Sunday school teacher for a number of years. She was an elder of the church from 1963-1964 and a member of the Standing Education Committee at the church. Mrs. Hess was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was married Jan.18, 1941 to Francis Schryer and he preceded her in death June 18, 1961. Elaine married Jack Hess Dec. 21, 1967 and he survives. Also surviving are daughter, Diane Fichter of Ann Arbor; sons, Norman (Janice) Schryer of New Jersey and Thomas (Charlotte) Schryer of Willoughby Hills, Ohio; stepsons, Greg Hess of Miami, Fla. and Steve (Linda) Hess of Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and two brothers, Stanley and Duane Jackson. Funeral services for Elaine Schryer Hess will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsdale with the Rev. Dudley Elvery officiating. Interment will take place 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Cadillac Memorial Gardens-East in Clinton Township. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church or the Mitchell Public Library. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Eleanora V. Rees 1922-2008 Eleanora V. Rees, 86, Bad Axe, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. She was born on June 29, 1922 in Sigel Township, daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (Wurm) Zuendel. She was united in marriage to George Rees on September 7, 1940 in the manse of the Harbor Beach Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2003. She was a member of the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church and the Bad Axe High School Class of 1940. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Steve) Wilkins, Kirkland, Wash. and Linda (Dennis) Veale, Fremont; a sister, Evelyn Irwin, Bad Axe; six grandchildren, Steve (Kelly) Wilkins, Mary Konarek, Kevin (Teri) Lowery, Amy Veale, Rebecca (Rick) Content and Jennifer Veale and eight great-grandchildren, Zoe Wilkins, Meadow Wilkins, Carlie Wilkins, Ashalynn Wilkins, Cody Konarek, Alyssa Konarek, Jake Lowery and Samuel Content. She was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Zuendel and one sister, Genevieve Zuendel. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jan Dykshoorn, pastor, officiated. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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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.
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Elsie M. Snyder of DeLand, Fla.,  passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Florida Hospital in Deland.  Mrs. Snyder, a homemaker, was born in Jackson Heights, New York.  She lived for many years in Centerport, Long Island and Sturgis,Mich., before retiring with her husband to DeLand, Fla.  Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William F. Snyder and her son, Scott.  Survivors include one brother, Ernest Martin (Betty) of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four sons, John (Nancy) of Dayton, Ohio and Bob of Dayton, Ohio, William (Dee) of Deland Fla. and Michael (Jennifer) of Sturgis Mich.; six grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Jonathan, Dianna, Alison, and Katie; step grandchildren, James and Julie, of Deland Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Ellie, Eva and Peyton; step great-grandchildren Gabriell and Ayden; brother-in-law, George and sister-in-law Prissilla Cassidy (dear friends), of Long Island, New York; nephew and niece George and Susan Gilhooley of Deland Fla. and their three children Allison, Andrew and Kevin; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.  Mrs. Snyder resided at Woodland Towers in DeLand where she volunteered at the Country Store and was a member of the Residence Committee. Mrs. Snyder enjoyed her many friends and activities, especially playing cards and bingo.  A special memorial will be conducted at Woodland Towers on Sunday Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand, Fla., which is in charge of arrangements.
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.
Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday in state 9 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (between 17 and 18 Mile Rds.), until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at
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January 6, 2009, 86 years. Beloved husband of Angela. Father of nine children with eight surviving. Survived by 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Brother of Elizabeth Stenglein. The family will receive visitors Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe and Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Angela Church until Mass at 11 a.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation or De La Salle High School appreciated. John was a 1940 graduate of De La Salle High School. He worked as a Detroit Fire Fighter but spent most of his work life as a Barber. He has been married to Angela Van Peteghem for 66 years. John was a master do-it-yourselfer who loved woodworking, gardening, fishing, singing and putzing. His sense of humor was always welcome.
Age 94. Died January 6, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Edythe Morgano. Father of the late Fran Morgano and the late Sharon Berk. Father-in-law of the late Raymond Berk. Loving grandfather of Bradley and Marcia Berk, David and Wendy Bery, the late Aaron (Carol) Berk, Stacey Steuber and Shaun Beswick. Also survived by 7 great grandchildren. He was a WWII Veteran. Funeral Service will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Macpelah Cemetery Chapel, 21701 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220. Shiva will be held on Sunday at Bradley and Marcia Berk's house.
Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Francis W. Yockey, age 88, of Bronson, Mich., died Jan. 7, 2009, at the Sturgis Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Kolcz Funeral Home, Bronson.
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Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.
Frederick J. Dandron of Lake, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday.
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Age 80, January 6, 2009. Court officer of Ferndale District Court. Beloved husband of Jessie. Dear father of John (Kathy) Giszczak, Janet (Michael) Richards and James (Janet) Giszczak. Loving grandfather of John Michael, Jessica Marie, Julie Anne, Sydney Christine and Casey Anne. Brother of Helen Giszczak, Virginia Mazurek, the late Ted (Irma) Giszczak, the late Mabel Matthews, and the late Hank (Joan) Giszczak. Vistiation Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. with a K of C Rosary Friday 7:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre (one block S. of 13 Mile Rd.), Madison Heights. Additional visitation Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Madison Heights. Entombment White Chapel Cemetery.
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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. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
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George Hunt, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Hope Hospice. George retired from Essex Wire and was a member of the Hillsdale Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and son, Ron. Private funeral services have been held.
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Georjean “Jeannie (White)” Hadley, 37, passed away, Jan. 4, 2009. Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundee. Visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Full obituary can be viewed at www.pursefuneralhome.com.
Gerald Hillery Soncrant, 83 of Monroe died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Lutheran Home where he had been for the last 2 months.Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m.
Gertrude Frances Duffey, 96, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Monroe, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday at Harbour Health Center, Port Charlotte.
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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Gertrude Tressler, age 91, of Tecumseh died today, Jan. 7, 2009. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home.
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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.
• Mr. Glen L. Helmer, 86, of Hart, died Jan. 3. Arrangements by Tate-King Funeral Home....
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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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Helen F. Sontag
Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling., Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, and one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, all of Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly of Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi and Jennifer Mihacsi, both of Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber of Kawkawlin; and several nieces and nephews., The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. The Rev. Charles Kuhl will officiate with burial in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in Gagetown., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday., Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund., Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
Henry J. Atkinson, II, age 36 of Islamorada, Florida, formerly of Monroe, died Friday, December 26, 2008, in his home.
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Henry Shepherd, 80, passed away Jan. 4, 2009, at Eaton Hospice. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.
STEWART, HERMAN R. "BUZZ" - Of Jackson, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the age of 85. Funeral services for Mr. Stewart will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (1505 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202) on Friday January 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. as well as at the Church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in honor of "Buzz" to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation or Immanuel Lutheran Church. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday'spaper. www.mem.com www.MLive.com/obits Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.
PLATT - Ilene G. (Horton) Platt, 48, of Morley, formerly of Grand Rapids, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Stanwood Free Methodist Church, 7486 Stanwood Dr. (corner of Pierce Rd.). A full obituary and condolences are available online at: daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com
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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.
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Age 84, January 7, 2009. Loving husband of Evelyn and dearest father of Eileen (James) Stone, Eugene, Judith Millage, Jane (Thomas) Cullen and Jeffrey (Kathy). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Abby, Corinne, Kristen, Garrett, Matthew, Jason, Gregg, Kerry, Erin, Andrew, Megan, Nicholas, and Lauren; dear great grandfather of Paige, Shawn, Joseph, Jacob, Joshua, Madelyn and Claire. Also survived by his brothers Stanley and Ted and his sister Veronica Gagacki. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Road (at Joy Rd.) Livonia, MI 48150 Friday 1-8 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 Wayne Road (South of Joy) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 27355 John Rd., Suite 100, Madison Heights, MI 48071 Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at
JUDITH A. (HENDERSON) STEGGALL NEW JERSEY Judith A. (Henderson) Steggall, age 71, of Bridgewater, New Jersey, died in her home on December 28, 2008. Judy was raised in Sandusky, the daughter of Russell and Margaret Henderson. She attended Sandusky High School and Michigan State University, graduating in 1959 with a teaching degree. Surviving is her husband of 49 years, Stuart Steggall of New Jersey, one daughter; Cheryl McFarland and family of Pennsylvania, one son; Scott Steggall and family of Virginia, her mother; Margaret Henderson of Sandusky and one brother; David Henderson of Sandusky. Funeral Services were held at Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, New Jersey. Burial was in Westfield Cemetery, New Jersey. Arrangements made by Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, New Jersey.
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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.,
SCHWOCHO, Janet C. (nee Wendell) Age 80 of Carleton, died January 3, 2009.
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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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Jean Kulik, 88, passed away Jan. 6, 2009, at Crittenton Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian
John A. Owsianowski, 78 years, of Toledo and formerly of Temperance, MI, died Monday, January 5, 2009, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
FOLEY, MR. JOHN "KEVIN" (Husband of Lynn) Norton Shores Mr. John "Kevin" Foley, age 59, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 5, 2009. VISITATION will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday at The Lee Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 6291 S. Harvey Street Norton Shores, MI 49444 231-798-1100 FUNERAL SERVICE will be 1:00 PM 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 newspaper. Please sign Kevin's on-line Guest Book @ 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 Owsianowski, 78, of Toledo, formerly of Temperance, died Monday. Services are pending at Bedford Funeral Chapel, Tempeance.
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John E. Smallegan, age 80, of Holland, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died on Friday, December 19, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  A private committal service was held with Rev. Steven Smallegan officiating.  John was born in Jamestown, MI on April 3, 1928 to Dick and Anna (Klooster) Smallegan.  He grew up in the village of Forest Grove, later residing in the Zeeland/Holland area.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, following which he graduated from Hope College. His major employment was that of a broker for DeBruyn Produce Company.  He also owned the Old Schoolhouse Restaurant in Borculo.  As a member of Second Reformed Church in Zeeland, John served as a deacon, an elder, choir member, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, Men’s Breakfast leader and established the noon Food For Thought program.  He served on Zeeland City Council, Zeeland Public School Board as a trustee and president, started Community Schools Council for athletes and sports (still active today), and organized Haven Huis, a 46-unit apartment complex for low-income housing.  Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn; and his children, Barbara Huizenga, Edward (Cheryl), Jack (Lisa), Donald, and Elizabeth Ebihara (Jeff); plus ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  A son, Daniel, is deceased.  A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Third Reformed Church, 111 West 13th Street, Holland, with Rev. David Bast officiating, assisted by Rev. William Unzicker.  Memorial contributions may be given to Camp Geneva, 3995 N. Lakeshore Drive, Holland, 49424, or Words of Hope, Box 1706, Grand Rapids, 49501.  An online registry is available at www.yntemafh.com.
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John H. Witteveen, age 89, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 6, 2009.  John was a member of the Messiah's Independent Reformed Church.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army and retired from Meade Johnson after 39 years.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Diane Witteveen of Portage; two grandchildren, Jennifer Bennink and fiancé, Cory Klemens of Kalamazoo, Jeremy and Amie Witteveen of Mattawan; one great-granddaughter, Kadence Lynne Witteveen; stepchildren, David and Karyn Dykstra of McLeansboro IL, Kristin and George Klisurich of Schererville, IN, Michael and Mary Dykstra of Zeeland, Deanne and Philip Laxton of New Lennox, IL; eight step-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Harold Witteveen of Allendale, Doris and Paul Boerigter of Zeeland, Carrie Lyzenga of Grandville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gwen and Jerry Ellens of Jenison, Don and Carol Houseman of Greenville,  James and Flossie Lampen of Lake Lady, FL; several nephews, nieces and an aunt.  Funeral services with military honors will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2009 at Messiah's Independent Reformed Church, 4528 48th Street in Holland.  Pastor Ken Anema will be officiating.  Burial in Zeeland Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.  Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroad Bible Institute or the Gideon's.  An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.
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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.
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Friday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile Road, Eastpointe. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Drive, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080, until time of funeral mass 10:00 a.m. Private Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Share memories at: www.schultzfuneralhome. com
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Friday 3-9 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at
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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.
Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy, 248-689-0700. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Ovarian Cancer Research. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township. Share memories with the online guest book at: www.pricefuneralhome.net
Larry V. Keck, 59, of Belleville died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at Harper Hospital. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.
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ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Laura (Zambon) Davidson, Rochester, and a former resident of Ramsay, Mich., died on Jan. 5, 2009, at the Charter House in Rochester.
Leah M. Smith 1928-2008 Leah Mae Smith, 80, Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday January 4, 2009 at the Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on February 3, 1928 in Marine City, the daughter of the late Andrew and Addie (Densmore) Anderson. She was united in marriage to Harold Alton Smith on May 27, 1950 in Marine City, with Harold's father, Rev. Everett Alton Smith officiating. Together Harold and Leah operated the Ben Franklin Store in Imlay City and the Harbor Beach Variety Store for over 25 years. Harold preceded her in death on August 30, 1996. Leah was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harbor Beach, United Methodist Women, the Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce and sang in the Harbor Beach Community Choir. She enjoyed her Wednesday night card games, and others in between, cooking and camping at Sand Lake. She is survived by her children, Pam (Mike) Semp, Harbor Beach, Susan Buike, Imlay City, Janet (Greg Gerkin) Smith, Fox River Grove, Ill., Sharon (Mike) Schmalz, Harbor Beach, Mark (Kelli) Smith, Harbor Beach and Matthew (Diane) Smith, Lowell; ten grandchildren, Brad Semp, Greg Semp, Derek Semp, Shawn Tietz, Kyle Tietz, Zachary Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, Kelsey Smith, Madison Smith and Nolan Smith; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan, Owen, Nathan, Austin, Heather, Matthew, Elizabeth and Caleb. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold and siblings, Olga DeValk, Raymond Anderson, Robert Anderson, Andrew Anderson, Charles Anderson, William Anderson and John Anderson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Harbor Beach United Methodist Church. Rev. Paula Timm will officiate, with burial taking place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Thursday will be in the church starting at 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Harbor Beach United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Leah M. Smith Harbor Beach Leah Mae Smith, 80, of Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday (January 4, 2009) at the Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born February 3, 1928, in Marine City, the daughter of the late Andrew and Addie (Densmore) Anderson. She married Harold Alton Smith on May 27, 1950 in Marine City with Harold's father, Rev. Everett Alton Smith, officiating. Together, Harold and Leah operated the Ben Franklin Store in Imlay City and the Harbor Beach Variety Store for over 25 years. Leah was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harbor Beach, United Methodist Women, the Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce and sang in the Harbor Beach Community Choir. She enjoyed her Wednesday night card games (and others in between), cooking and camping at Sand Lake. She is survived by her children, Pam (husband, Mike) Semp of Harbor Beach, Susan Buike of Imlay City, Janet (husband, Greg Gerkin) Smith of Fox River Grove, Il
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Linda Ann Crawford Lapeer/North Branch Linda Ann Crawford, age 60, of Lapeer/North Branch, passed away Friday (January 2, 2009). She was born April 8, 1948, in Flint, to Remy and Gladys (Hobson) Curell. She married Arthur Crawford on March 9, 1974 in Lapeer. Linda was a medical secretary at Ferguson Convalescent Home in Lapeer. She was a member of the Beulah Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed reading, ceramics and she had a large key chain collection. She is survived by her husband, Art Crawford of Lapeer/North Branch; children, Amanda May (Lenny) Payne of Florida, James Crawford of Flint, Tiffany Crawford of Flint, A.J. Davis of North Branch; grandchildren, Joseph, Ashley, Danny, Tommy, Lenny Jr., Cory, Christopher, William, Adrianna and Krystal; siblings, Charles (Connie) Curell of Vassar. She was preceded in death by her, son, Daniel Stanfield; parents, Remy and Gladys Curell; brother, Robert Curell; sister, Jewell Curell. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening, needle work, and visiting with family and friends., Lou Wanda is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann (David) Sadro of Ubly, and Theresa (Dan) Hill of Bad Axe; two sons, Eugene Guza of Bad Axe, and Leon Guza Jr. and Karan of Bad Axe; and nine grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Sadro, Sarah and Kelsey Hill, Sloan, Kelsie and Darian Gross, and Rayne and Sommer Guza. Lou Wanda also is survived by her parents, William and Wanda Kipp of Snover; one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kipp of Marlette; and one sister, Betty (Dennis) Mausolf-Scharrer of Ruth., Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 in the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, with the Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe officiating., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Wednesday. Burial will be in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover. Memorials to the Family Discretionary Fund would be appreciated.
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Thursday 2-9 p.m. (with Vigil at 7 p.m.) at the Sterling Heights Chapel of E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. 3801 18 Mile Rd. (NW corner of 18 and Ryan). In state Friday 9:30 a.m. for Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church, 38750 Ryan Rd. (just S. of 17 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
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Age 56, January 3, 2009. Beloved wife of Gary. Dear daughter of William (the late Dorothy Jean) Morris. Sister of William (Darcy) Morris, Steve (Deb Kress) Sourbier and the late Mary Jo Morris. Private cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 248-588-5120.
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will be held at Kaul Funeral Home in Roseville January 7 from 5-9 p.m., and January 8 from 2-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Athanasius January 9 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations can be made to Beaumont Geriatric Medicine Division. Friends may share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
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Age 78. January 6, 2009. Beloved husband of Bernice. Loving father of Brian, Dale, Debbie & Lauri. Proud grandfather of eight & great grandfather of two. Memorial Gathering Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of Service 1 p.m. at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks North of 10 Mile Rd.). To share a memory, visit: www.bcfh.com
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Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. In state Friday 10:30 am until Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington.
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Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia (E. of I-275). Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at St Paul Lutheran Church, 17810 Farmington Road, Livonia. In state 10 a.m. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park.
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Friday 4-9 p.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Share a memory of Tom at: www.rggrharris.com
MYRTLE CATHERINE MERRIMAN DECKERVILLE Myrtle Catherine Merriman, age 88, of Deckerville, died Sunday, January 4, 2009 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born December 5, 1919 in Harbor Beach, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Grace (See) Powers. Her family moved to McGregor, MI., and ran the Powers Hardware Store for many years. She graduated from Deckerville High School in 1938. She then attended the Business College of Port Huron. On February 1, 1941 she married Frank Merriman in Deckerville. Together they operated a Holstein dairy farm in Deckerville on land where Frank was born. Their farm was designated a centennial farm in 1992. Myrtle and Frank were married 66 years. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2007. Myrtle was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Deckerville, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, computers, and especially being the family historian and corresponding with many friendsand extended family members throughout the years. She mastered the computer at age 82 and was an avid e-mailer. Her kindness, cards, and generosity touched everyone she met. Myrtle's cooking was legendary, especially her pies. She and her husband took in family, friends, and exchange students over the years. She was much loved by all and will be very much missed. Myrtle is survived by her only child; Phillip, his wife; Diane (Burns Cameron) and her step-grandson; Scott T. Cameron. Also, surviving are her sisters-in-law; Ida Merriman Wagner and Margaret Sweet Merriman, her brother-in-law; Willis "Bill" (Ilene) Merriman and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers; Max Powers Jr., and Ronald Powers. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Myrtle C. Merriman will be 11:00 am., Thursday, in the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to Deckerville 1st Presbyterian Church, Deckerville Community Hospital, or Autumnwood of Deckerville. Arrangements made by Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville.
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Mae E. Illeck, age 92, of Tecumseh passed away Jan. 6, 2009, at the Napoleon, Ohio, Lutheran Nursing Home. Mae was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Milton, Pa., the daughter of Raymond and Minnie (Kerr) Weikel. On Jan. 15, 1948, she married Stephan Illeck in Milton, Pa. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1980. She was a  graduate of Milton High School, Bloomsberg State Teachers College, Bloomsberg, Pa., and  Siena Heights University with her Masters and Specialist Degrees. She was a lifelong educator starting in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Milton, Pa., to Eschwege, Germany, where she was a principal/teacher to children of the U.S. Army. She retired from the Tecumseh Public Schools after 37 years of service.  Mae was a charter member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh, serving as the first organist and choir director. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Tecumseh Business and Professional Women, Tecumseh Monday Club, Tecumseh Music Club, Lenawee County Retired Teacher Association and the 3 L’s at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Mae is survived by one daughter, Suzanne (Philip) McCartney of Bryan, Ohio; one son, Gregory (Lynn) Illeck of Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Christopher McCartney, Michelle (Timothy) Umbaugh, Steven and Shawn Illeck, and great-grandson, Eli Umbaugh. Besides her husband, Stephan, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Gladys. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Burial will take place Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Pa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tecumseh. Condolences to the family may be made on line at www.pursefuneralhome.com.
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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.
• Mrs. Margaret "Peg" Schey, 86, of Spring Lake, died Dec. 13. Tate-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
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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.
Marian D. Souva, age 88, of Newport died at 4:40 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009, in her home.
Marian Souva, 88, of Newport died at 4:40 this morning.
Marie Dahn Utica Marie Dahn, age 82, of Utica, passed away Tuesday (December 30, 2008) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. She was born Marie Frances Tucker on May 3, 1926 in Goodland Township to Arlington and Alta Tucker. She married Howard William Dahn August 1, 1959 in Capac. Marie grew up in the Imlay City area and graduated from Imlay City High School Class of 1944. She has lived in Utica since the early 1960's. Marie received her B.A. Degree from Western Michigan University and her Masters Degree and Specialist Degree from the University of Michigan. Marie was a Founding member of Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teachers Sorority. She was a Special Education Teacher in Capac. She spent the majority of her career with the Utica Community Schools, teaching at Wiley, Plumbrook, Montford and Shelby Jr. High Schools. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Dahn in 1985; her parents, Arlington and Alta Tucker an
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Mary Hayes, 83, of Monroe, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday in Whitehall Health Care Center of Ann Arbor.There will be a memorial service held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2009, at St. Michael Church, Monroe. Rev.
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IRONWOOD -- Mary E. "Mickey" Anderson, 86, of 715 Pabst St., Ironwood, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 1, 2009, in Ironwood.
Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda's in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers and organized the annual fall craft show. She was an active member of the Bad Axe Seniors. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles and baking the best pies in town. In Maryland, she was known as the "pie lady" where she took her baked goods to the farmer's market., Mary is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn White of Shelby Township, Mrs. Tom (Maryanne) White of Fort Mill, S.C., and Mrs. Grant (Rosemarie) Bryant of Westover, Md.; six grandchildren, Kristina (David) Kloc, Thomas (Amy) White II, Kerry White and special friend, Ashford Harrigan, Kelly (Mark) Kessen, Jerry (Susan) White, and Theresa (Jeff) Waldron; and eight great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kurt and Brooke Kessen, Matthew, Emily and Jack Kloc, Emma and Julia White, and soon-to-be-born Bryce Waldron., Mary was preceded in death by one son, Jerome; and one son-in-law, Richard White., Cremation has taken place in Maryland. The funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners. The Rev. Stephen Fillion, pastor of the St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Cass City, officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery., Arrangements were handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly.
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Mary L. Westcott, 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 Westcott; 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 on line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.
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at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Saturday 2 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Memorials appreciated to the Kelli and Michael McGovern College Fund, c/o Lynch & Sons. Obituary and condolences at: lynchfuneraldirectors.com
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Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Memorial contributions to Cancer Treatment Center of America preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
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Michael Alan Lung, age 16, of Burr Oak, Mich., died Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2009, in Bronson Township, Branch County, Mich., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 6, 1992, in Sturgis, Mich., a son of Jamie and Shawna (Crapo) Lung. Michael had resided in the Burr Oak and Bronson area his whole life. He was currently a member of the Junior Class at Burr Oak High School where he was very active in athletics, participating in basketball, football, baseball, wrestling, and soccer. He loved reading and playing and working with computers. At the age of five years old Michael built his first computer. He enjoyed playing video games, especially adventure and sporting games. Michael had many interests, involvements and hobbies but what meant the most to him and what he truly loved was hanging out with his many, many friends. He is survived by his father, Jamie Lung of Burr Oak; mother and stepfather, Shawna and Tim Ransbottom of Bronson; one brother, Shane Lung of Burr Oak; two stepbrothers, T.C. and Brandon Ransbottom, both of Bronson; grandparents, Joan Lung of Burr Oak and Douglas and Bonnie Schlautmann of Bronson; great-grandparents, Pat and Laura Krontz of Burr Oak and Fred and Janet Schlautmann of Bronson. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandfather; Jack Lung, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes–Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Michael Lung will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sturgis Wesleyan Church, 907 N. Nottawa St. in Sturgis. Pastor Terry Siler of the Bronson Church of Christ will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Michael’s memory consider the Burr Oak Community Schools Athletic Fund, 326 E. Eagle Road, Burr Oak, MI 49030. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.legacy.com.
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Michael Alan Lung, age 16, of Burr Oak, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2009 in Bronson Township due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born February 6, 1992 in Sturgis, a son to Jamie and Shawna (Crapo) Lung. Michael had resided in the Burr Oak and Bronson area his whole life. He was currently a member of the junior class at Burr Oak High School, where he was very active in athletics participating in basketball, football, baseball, wrestling and soccer. He loved reading and playing and working with computers. At the age of five years old Michael built his first computer. He enjoyed playing video games especially adventure and sporting games. Michael had many interests, involvements and hobbies but what meant the most to him and what he truly loved was hanging out with his many, many friends. He is survived by his father Jamie Lung of Burr Oak, mother and step-father Shawna and Tim Ransbottom of Bronson, brother Shane Lung of Burr Oak, step-brothers T.C. and Brandon Ransbottom both of Bronson, grandparents Joan Lung of Burr Oak and Douglas and Bonnie Schlautmann of Bronson and great grandparents Pat and Laura Krontz of Burr Oak and Fred and Janet Schlautmann of Bronson. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandfather Jack Lung preceded him in death. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Michael Lung will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sturgis Wesleyan Church, 907 N. Nottawa St. in Sturgis. Pastor Terry Siler of the Bronson First Congregational Church will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Michael’s memory to consider the Burr Oak Community Schools Athletic Fund, 326 E. Eagle Rd., Burr Oak, MI 49030. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. This obituary is also available at www.Legacy.com.
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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.
NANCY J. MAYNARD SANDUSKY Nancy J. Maynard, age 56, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Marlette Hospice Residence. She lived in Sandusky and was previously from the Kingston area. She was born March 21, 1952 in Detroit, daughter to the late William and Martha (Edmondson) Hanzinger. Nancy graduated from Redford High School in 1969. She has worked at Wal-Mart s in Sandusky the past 3 years. She is survived by her daughters; Amanda (Jeremy) Aldridge of Marlette and Donna (Michael) Broughten of Kimball, sons; Brian Maynard of Grand Blanc and Charles (Jill) Maynard of Kingston, brother; Karl (Lisa) Hanzinger of Croswell, grandchildren; Kaden Maynard, Kaylee Aldridge, Kemper Aldridge and Hanna Broughten; step grandchildren; Zakari Chappel, Abby Chappel and Taylor Aldridge, former husband Roger Maynard of Deford and special cat, midnight. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Michael Hanzinger. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Funeral services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Pastor Steven Kovac officiating. Memorials may be donated to the family. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette, MI. (989) 635-3658 www.marshfuneral.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.
PARHAM LARRY ELLIOT
Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at United Memorial Funeral Home, 75 Dickinson St., Mt. Clemens. Family Hour Saturday 11 a.m. at Oakland Church of Christ, 23333 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48033 until Funeral Service 12 Noon. Burial Detroit Memorial Park East.
at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14 & 15 Mile Rds.) Friday 2-8pm. Rosary 7pm. Memorials appreciated to The American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48076. Obituary and Condolences at www.lynchfuneraldirectors.com
PELLEY NAOMI D
January 6, 2009 of White Lake Twp. formerly of Plymouth. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald. Dear mother of David (Bonnie) Pelley, Kevin (Terri) Pelley, Sharyl (William) Klettke, and Ronald (Susan) Pelley. Loving grandmother of nine and great grandmother of three. Dear sister of Linda (Allen) Thompson and Judy (Richard) Andersen. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may visit Friday 3-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice. To leave a condolence www.schrader-howell.com
PROIETTO STELLA J
Born on this day, January 8. Died suddenly August 18, 2008. Survived by one son, two sisters, many nieces and nephews. Stella's wishes were that no funeral or memorial services be conducted.
Patricia Ann Cook, age 55, of Rockwood, MI. passed away at home surrounded by her family on January 4, 2009. She had been ill for eleven months.Pat was born on October 25, 1953, in Monroe, MI.
• Mrs. Patricia L. Flanery, 68 of Walkerville, died Jan. 4. Tate-King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
• Paul Hans Rasmussen, 81, of Bear Lake, died at his home. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements....
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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.
REGENTIK ELIZABETH V
Saturday 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial tributes are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. heeney-sundquist.com
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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.
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Richard Plaza, 55, passed away Jan. 4, 2009, at Allegiance Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.
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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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Roger Lee Fairbanks, 65, of Watertown, Wis., (formerly of Clearwater, Fla., born in Tecumseh, Mich.) died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. Survived by his ex-wife Linda, and three daughters, Tracy, Carrie and Brenda. www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.
Ronald James Cheladyn North Branch Ronald James Cheladyn, 60, of North Branch (formerly of Dearborn Heights) passed away January 1, 2009. He was born September 29, 1948, in Dearborn, to Earnest and Ann (Paraluck) Cheladyn. He married Meri-Jo Roon on November 10, 1984. Ronald worked for L&L Products in Romeo. He was a member of Country Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Meri-Jo Cheladyn of North Branch; children, Jason Cheladyn of Florida, Edward (fiancee, Amanda Halliday) Cheladyn of Sault Ste. Marie, Mike Cheladyn of North Branch, Keri (Brad) Krakrw of Taylor, Laurie Ann Cheladyn of Flint, Connie Cheladyn of East Lansing; grandchildren, Tyler, Christina, Ally and Aiden; siblings, Paul (Gayle) Cheladyn of Brighton, Debbie (Roy) Pace of Dearborn Heights; niece, Robin; nephews, Derek, Danny, Chris and Kelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Ann Cheladyn. In lieu of flowers please give gifts to the family. Funeral services were held Tuesday
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Ruth Marie Gove, 91, of Tecumseh passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family. Ruth was born at home in Tipton, Mich., the daughter of Gustave and Esther (Armstrong) Wellnitz, on Nov. 5, 1917. She married Gordon Gove April 20, 1940, who preceded her in death July 5, 1987. Ruth was well known for her solos she sang in many churches for weddings and services. She was a beauty operator in Addison from 1938 to 1940. Ruth also owned and operated Wayside Beauty Shop in Tecumseh and Clinton, retiring in September, 1978.  She was a member of Riverbend Friends Church, Tecumseh, where she was a past Sunday School Teacher.  Ruth is survived by a son, Paul (Sally) Gove of Gettysburg, Pa., and a daughter, Beth Gove of Hillsdale; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Leola, two brothers and a sister.  According to her wishes, her remains were donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, Friends Who Care or to Great Lakes Hospice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.
at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
SAWICKI SOPHIA HELEN
Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (Between Big Beaver and Wattles Road), Troy. 248-689-0700. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Instate Friday 9 a.m. until Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R. Road (Between Wattles and Long Lake Road), Troy. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation. Share memories with the online guest book at: www.pricefuneralhome.net
SCHMIDT JOHN M
Friday 4-8 p.m. with Prayers at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday in state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Philomena, 4281 Marseilles, Detroit. Memorial contributions may be made to Holding Your Hand, 5560 Little Falls Dr., Dublin, Ohio 43016 (holdingyourhand.org) or Reel Recovery, 106 Brookside Rd., Needham, MA 02492 (reelrecovery.org). Share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
SCOTT ROSEMARIE MARIE
Friday 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the Risko Ferguson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Detroit). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery Detroit.
SHANLEY JEAN EDITH
2-8 p.m. Thursday at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., (2 Blks. West of Woodward). In State Friday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser, Southfield, MI 48034 (Just South of 12 Mile Rd.) Burial Roseland Park. Memorials may be made to the church. Share a memory at: www.sawyerfuller.com
SILETS DORA DOVITZ
Age 93, January 6, 2009. Everyone remarks about her sunny and positive attitude. She was very active in many organizations. She is survived by her son, Larry Silets, her brother, Sol (Lorraine) Dovitz, her sisters-in-law, Edith Dovitz and Marion August, her brother-in-law, Morris Neeman, and many loving relatives and friends. Mrs. Silets was the beloved wife of the late Norman Silets. Sister to the late Dr. Benjamin W. Dovitz, the late Joseph (Annette) Dovitz, the late Rose (Harold) Sanders, sister-in-law to the late Shirley Neeman and the late Sam August. FUNERAL SERVICES AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020, ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009 AT 12:30 P.M. www.irakaufman.com
SLATER ADELE POTOK
Friday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scriptures at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 16101 Rotunda Drive (between Southfield and Greenfield). Memorials suggested to Fr. Solanus Guild or Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
SPIONKOWSKI DOROTHY C (SPONSKI)
January 5, age 95. Beloved wife of Andrew. Loving aunt of Darlene (Ronald) Trefzer, Arthur (Susie) Solky, Mary Clare (Paul) Solky-Stano, Carol (Ed) Lawson, the late Dianne Rust. Dearest sister-in-law of Mary (the late Arthur) Solky, Bernie (the late Leona) Rust, Anna (the late Tony) Goloda, Eugene (Rosemary) Sponski. Survived by many loving great-nieces, nephews, family and friends. In state Saturday 11 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. time of Mass at St. Paul on the Lake Church, 157 Lakeshore (btwn. Moross and Cadieux). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
STUSICK WALTER C
Thursday 3-9 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Sharing of Memories at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Friday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank at Canal until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
• Sandra Kay Cabot, 62, of Manistee, passed away at her home. Oak Grove Cremation Center in Manistee is in charge of arrangements....
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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.
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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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Susan Clark, age 64, of Hamilton, died Sunday, January 4, 2009. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 West 32nd Street. Memorial Contributions may be given to Susan Clark Memorial Fund c/o Macatawa Bank. Arrangements by Dykstra Funeral Homes, Inc., www.lifestorynet.com.
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HURLEY, Wis. -- Sylvia Kangas, 102, of Hurley, died on Tuesday, &nbsp; Dec. 30, 2008, in Ironwood, Mich.
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Age 75. Dear aunt of Kathleen (Paul) Reidel. Dear cousin of Mary Elizabeth Sanders. Dear friend of Margaret Faircloth. Survived by many dear friends made while employed at the Social Security Administration for 30 years. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
TOCCO JULIA P
Age 86 of Oscoda, Michigan, formerly of Allen Park. Wife of the late Paul F. Dear mother of Catherine of Tucson, Arizona and mother-in-law of Mary Tocco of Clinton Twp. Dear sister of Tony (Ruth) Fodale of Clinton Twp., Frances (Dewey) Brock and Marie (Joseph) Briggs both of Mesa, AZ. Three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Services Saturday, January 10, 2008 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oscoda. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Buresh-Bennett Funeral Home, 212 River Rd., Oscoda, MI (989) 739-5141.
TOENSFELDT CLAUS R
Age 83, of Royal Oak and Southfield, died January 6, 2009. Beloved father of Terance (Maria) Toensfeldt, the twins Claudia and Claude Toensfeldt and Cathy Crow. Loving grandfather of Heidi, Sayward "Hope" and Diane. Great-grandfather of Zoe and Dakota. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Saturday 1:00 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 12 Noon until time of service. Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans or the Michigan Brain Injury Association appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
TOROLSKI MARIAN R
Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. with 6:30 p.m. Rosary at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte (734) 285-9000. Funeral Service Saturday 9:30 a.m. Prayers from Czopek to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
TRUDY M. SHAHBAZ DECKERVILLE Trudy M. Shahbaz, age 87, of Deckerville, died Friday December 19, 2008 in her home. She was born October 6, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Teevin) Diederich. She married Joseph B. Shahbaz on February 27, 1945 in Chicago. He preceded in death on July 1, 2003. Survived by three sons; Kenneth of Greensboro, NC., Daniel of Stevensville and Robert of Deckerville. Funeral Mass was in St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac. Arrangements by the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home.
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Thomas James Osborne died December 30, 2008, in Bradendon, Florida, in the company of family and loved ones.
Thursday 2 - 9 p.m. ahpeters.com
VALIQUETT PRISCILLA M
Saturday 11 a.m. until time of Service 3 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
Thursday 4-9 p.m. Interment Parkview Memorial Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com
WOLBER FR FERDINAND A
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
Wayne Monday, 84, of Monroe died at 7:08 a.m. Monday at the Lutheran Home. Services are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.
Wayne Monday, 84 of Monroe, passed away at 7:08 a.m. Monday at the Lutheran Home where he has been a resident for the past 2 years.
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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Wilbur R. West, 83, of Wolcottville, Ind., died Jan. 4, 2009. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. today at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind. Visitation will also take place from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the South Side Church of the Nazarene, Muncie, Ind. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie, Ind.
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Wilhelmina Doris (Travelbee) VanNuys, 92, of Coldwater, went to be with our Lord on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, after a short illness. She had been a resident of Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility for three years. She was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Clayton to Fred and Doris (Larrabee) Kohler. She married Robert Karl Travelbee on Oct. 24, 1936. He preceded her in death. She married Donald G. VanNuys on Feb. 21, 1970. He also preceded her in death. Wilhelmina retired from the Coldwater Regional Center in 1978. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, knitting and doll collecting. She took great joy in raising dogs throughout the years. She is survived by sons Robert and Cora Travelbee of Coldwater, Rolland and Ellen Travelbee of Coldwater, Rodney and Georgia Travelbee of Union City, Roger and Debbie Travelbee of Coldwater and Randy and Karen Travelbee of Columbus, Ind.; daughter Echo Stump and Alfonso Rios of Coldwater; 38 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and sisters Myrna Kruse and Lucy Tucker. According to her wishes, a memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Angel Rojas officiating. In lieu of lowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of The Holy Spirit in Coldwater. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, (517) 278-2311.
DE BRUYN, William Jr. Of Kalamazoo On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Bill was transitioned from this life to live eternally with his Heavenly Father and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born February 26, 1930 in Kalamazoo, to William Sr. and Nellie (Hoogenboom) De Bruyn. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1951-1952. He retired from Precision Heat Treating Company. Bill was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church. On June 27, 1958 he was united in marriage to Karen Ritsema, who preceded him in death in December of 2007. He has two children, one daughter and one son, Crystal "June" (Curtis) Bassler and Ross De Bruyn; four grandchildren, Justin Bassler, Josh Bassler, Katelynn De Bruyn and Amanda De Bruyn; one brother, Jerry De Bruyn and one sister-in-law, Janice De Bruyn; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Evelyn (Donald) Musselman and Joyce (Boyd) Slocum; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, Robert De Bruyn in October 2007. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 AM from the Second Christian Reformed Church, 3015 Nichols Road with Rev. Dr. Warren Lammers, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St. on Thursday from 5-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be given to the Second Christian Reformed Church Mission Fund, or Heritage Christian Academy. Please see www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences. 343-1508
William E. Miller Jr., 43, of Detroit died Dec. 31 at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.
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William Lawrence Perry, 63, of Union City, surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. He was born July 7, 1945 in Detroit. He was raised by his adoptive parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Perry of Burlington. He married Mary Delane Coppes on April 24, 1987 at the courthouse in Coldwater. He grew up in Coldwater, graduating from Coldwater High School in 1964, and he was a life long resident of Branch County. He attended the Union City Wesleyan Church. Bill had worked for Gainey Transport as a truck driver for 15 and a half years. He also had worked at The Bucket as a bartender for nine years. Bill enjoyed fishing with Pastor Dan. He is survived by his wife Mary; sons Timothy Lee (Caprice) Perry of Indianapolis and John Robert Perry of Waterloo, Ind.; daughters Julie Ann (Gary) Walker of Indianapolis and Jennifer Perry of Auburn, Ind.; step sons Kevin (Donna) Bradley of Ceresco, Lynn Bradley of Ceresco and Terry Fox of Battle Creek; step daughters Dawn Bradley of Augusta and Kim (Steve) Honyoust of Battle Creek; sister Evelyn Ferry of Indianapolis, 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at the Putnam Funeral Home in Union City from 3-6 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at the Union City Wesleyan Church, located at 202 St. Joseph Street. Pastor Dan Wheeler will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Putnam Funeral Home, Union City, (517) 741-9333.
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Winifred Van Kampen, age 79, of Holland, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at Holland Hospital.  She was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, in 2006.  She is survived by her children, John and Yvonne Van Kampen of Holland, Ruth and John Grasman of Byron Center, Russell and Ann Van Kampen of Holland; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Marie Timmer of Holland, Gertrude Timmer of Holland, Henrietta Timmer of Holland, Mrs. Roger (Esther) Koning of Hudsonville, Millie and Bruce Bartels of Zeeland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Almadean Van Kampen of Holland, Alma and Raymond Tubergen of Zeeland, Wilma and Ivan Johnson of Hamilton, Mrs. Gerrit (June) Van Kampen of Holland; several nephews nieces and cousins.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 387 West Lakewood Blvd. in Holland.  Reverend Randy Ledeboer will be officiating.  Burial will be in North Holland Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Society. An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com for those who cannot attend the services.
Beloved husband of Cindy Yellen. Dear father of Lauren Yellen, Steven Yellen, Erika Yellen and Daniel Yellen. Son of Lenore Yellen and the late Simon Seymour Yellen. Brother of Sheldon (Iris) Yellen, Michael (Becky) Yellen and Mark Yellen. SERVICES 2:30 THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com