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February 4, 2009, age 84, survived by Sarah Alousi. Father of Hamid (Janis), Alise Alousi-Berner (Klaus), Suzanne Alousi-Miller (Derek), Amin (Nicole) and Janine Alousi-Miller (James). Grandfather "Jidu"of Owen, Laith, Esme, Adnan, Nadim and Laila. Brother of Majida, Adawia and Sammy. Funeral Service Friday 9 a.m. at the Muslim Unity Center, 1830 W. Square Lake Road, West Bloomfield (west of Telegraph). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial tributes to the Iraqi Medical Sciences Association (IMSA). A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500 View obituary and share memories at
Friday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren with a Prayer service at 7 p.m. In state at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile Rd., Sterling Hgts., Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m.
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February 5, 2009, age 64. Beloved husband of Cynthia. Loving father of Richard (Sandra), Andrew, Sarah (Douglas) Jesse. Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Natalie and Joseph. Dearest brother of the late Richard. Glenn was a Chemistry Teacher at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills. Memorial Mass Saturday 12 p.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile Rd.). Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at
BRENDA MARIE HOUTHOOFD SANDUSKY Brenda Marie Houthoofd, age 51, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 30, 2009 following a one-year illness. She was born May 14, 1957 in Pigeon, Michigan, daughter of Wilmer and Helen (Vollmer) Nimtz. Brenda was a 1975 graduate of Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School. Brenda and Evan Houthoofd were united in marriage on December 11, 1976 in Sebewaing. She had been employed at the Pizza Hut Restaurant in Sandusky for 24 years before coming ill. She was a member of Life Song Church of Snover. She enjoyed crafting, cooking, gardening and loved her many animals, as well as was happiest when serving others. She was known fondly by her mother as "Sweet Pea!" Surviving are her husband, Evan of Sandusky, parents; Wilmer and Helen Numtz of Sebewaing, two sisters; Peggy (Duane) Scharich of Unionville, Lori (Rocky) Joles of Sebewaing, two brothers; Tom (Michelle) Numtz, Michael (Laura) Numtz, all of Sebewaing, special nieces; Melissa Carpenterand Heather Joles, as well as other nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The funeral service was held at the Dinkle-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial was at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements made by Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.
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Saturday 1:00 p.m. until the time of Masonic Service at 3:00 p.m., at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 23919 John R., Hazel Park. Donations to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.
Shaifer, Barbara A. (McWhorter) of London Twp., MI, 66, passed away on February 2, 2009, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital with her family by her side.
Beckie Bachelor Rensel, 48, of Harbor Springs, left us Tuesday morning to be with the Lord.
Bernice O. (Bunnie) Peterson, 80, of Sunrise, Fla., passed away, supported by the love of her family, on Jan. 31. A kind, gentle mother and homemaker for most of her life, Bunnie enjoyed bowling, golf...
Betty H. Heilig 1925-2009 Betty Helen Heilig, 83, Harbor Beach and formerly of Minden City, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Saint Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. Betty was born on April 25, 1925 in Brown City. She married Raymond John Heilig on June 7, 1949 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. He preceded her in death on February 28, 1986. She and her husband lived and farmed in the Minden City area for all of their married lives before moving to Harbor Beach. Betty attended the Del Mar Beauty School in Detroit, graduating as a licensed beautician. She owned Betty's Beauty Shop and was a beautician for 40 years in the Minden City area and Harbor Beach. She was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Ruth where she was a lifelong member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Christian Mothers. She was currently a parishioner at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. Over the years she enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing and was unbeatable at euchre and rummy. She loved taking trips to northern Michigan. Betty was a very loving mother and grandmother, always putting others first. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. She is survived by three children, Raymond (Glenda) Heilig, Sandusky, Susan Heilig, Harbor Beach and Marjorie Moorehead, Midland; three grandsons, James, Scott and David Heilig and three great grandsons, Jordon, Andrew and Avery Heilig. She was preceded in death by one brother, Edwin Bootz and one sister, Kathryn Sloan. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. Rev. William Spencer, pastor, officiated, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly.
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SMITH, Bobby Joe - Age 78, of Swartz Creek, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Services will be held 1PM Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek with Rev. JD Landis officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11-2 and 5-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Swartz Creek United Methodist Church. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituary page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Brandon O. King, age 26, of White House, Texas, formerly of Gladwin, passed away on Jan. 31, 2009, unexpectedly at his home in Texas.
Brenda M. Houthoofd 1957-2009 Brenda Marie Houthoofd, 51, Sandusky, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 30, 2009 following a one-year illness. She was born May 14, 1957 in Pigeon, daughter of Wilmer and Helen (Vollmer) Nimtz. Brenda and Evan Houthoofd were united in marriage on December 11, 1976 in Sebewaing. She was a 1975 graduate of Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School. She had been employed at the Pizza Hut Restaurant in Sandusky for 24 years before becoming ill. Brenda was a member of Life Song Church of Snover. She enjoyed crafting, cooking, gardening and loved her many animals. She was happiest when serving others. She was known fondly by her mother as "Sweet Pea!" She is survived by her husband, Evan, Sandusky; parents, Wilmer and Helen Nimtz, Sebewaing; two sisters, Peggy (Duane) Scharich, Unionville and Lori (Rocky) Joles, Sebewaing; two brothers, Tom (Michelle) Nimtz and Michael (Laura) Nimtz, all of Sebewaing; special nieces, Melissa Carpenter and Heather Joles, as well as other nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at the Dinkle-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. Pastor Mike Smith officiated, with burial at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Family Discretionary Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.
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Brian Alan Barrons, age 50, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening Feb. 3, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1958, in Elgin, Ill., a son of Lee and Winifred (Plant) Cochran. He had resided in Three Rivers for the past 1 1/2 years. Prior to moving to Three Rivers he had lived in Sturgis. Brian had been employed by Pioneer Hybrid in Constantine for the past 12 years. He was also a truck driver. Brian was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army earning the rank of Private First Class. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Yamaha 650 Venture and was also a member of several motorcycle clubs. He is survived by his wife, Vicky; two daughters, Brenda Barrons and Ayla Barrons both of Sturgis; a son, Brian Alan Barrons II of Sturgis; his mother, Winifred Cochran of Kalamazoo; four brothers, Robert (Betty) Barrons of Kalamazoo, Larry (Deb) Barrons of Kalamazoo, Kevin (Stepphanie) Barrons of Illinois and William (Judy) Barrons of Arizona; four sisters, Maryann (Tom) Keene of Kalamazoo, Rose (Val) Winnyk of New Jersey, Jennifer Barrons of Washington, D.C., and Susan Barrons of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Cochran. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Brian Barrons will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. James Bender of the First Baptist Church in Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery, where full military rites will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family, c/o: Vicky Barrons 25119 W. Fawn River Road, Sturgis, MI 49091 or the First Baptist Church 28090 Fawn River Road, Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.Tributes.com.
Brian D. Little Fostoria Brian D. Little, 30, of Fostoria, passed away January 23, 2009 in Ripley, Miss. He was born December 31, 1978, in Pontiac. Brian was an avid outdoorsman that loved four-wheeling and motorcycles. Most of all, he enjoyed hanging out with his dog Tyson, friends and family. Brian is survived by his mother, Cindy (Robert) Hunley; father, John Little; grandparents, William (Patricia) Baldwin and Marlea Russett; siblings, Michael (Tahnia) Little, Thomas Little, Bobby Hunley; special friend, Jenny Jordan. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Cynthia; uncle, Leland; his grandma WaWa and grandpa Pappaw Little. Memorials in memory of Brian may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral services were held Wednesday (February 4, 2009) at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Pastor Gary Hunley officiated. Interment was in Hollenbeck Cemetery. Share
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Brian Eugene Gillentine of Adrian, age 30, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2009. He was born Oct. 23, 1978, to Sharon and Robert Gillentine. Brian is survived by his girlfriend, Devin Pickford of Hudson; two beautiful children, Grayson, 8 months, and Alyssa, 11; his father, Robert Gillentine; two brothers, Shawn Gillentine and Robby Gillentine; a sister, Ashton Deleon; his grandmother, Geri Echler; and his aunts, uncles, and many cousins and friends, who loved him dearly.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Gillentine; grandparents, James and Ethel Smith; uncle, James Smith; and his grand­­­­father, Paul Gillentine. Brian was a loving father and a hard worker. He was an organ donor. He loved to cook, play video games, watch the Pittsburgh Steelers play and he was a great tattoo artist. Brian will be greatly missed and always loved by his family and friends. Funeral services for Brian will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. James M. Yeutter officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Brian Gillentine. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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will be held on February 8, 2009 in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser from 11am until the time of funeral at 2pm. Memorials may be addressed to the DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Share memories at
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Thursday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary 7:00 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (between Middlebelt and Merriman) Livonia. Funeral service Friday 1 p.m. at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Hedwig Cemetery (Dearborn Heights) for Committal Service. Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure c/o Karmanos Cancer Institute.
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Caroline "Carrie" E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating.
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Catherine F. Wightman, age 82, of Fennville, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at Golden Orchards Christian Living. Born Sept. 14, 1926, she was the daughter of David and Winifred (Bishop) Walsh. Catherine and her husband Albert (Bud) Wightman owned and operated Wightman Farms and Lakeshore Growers until their retirement. She was a member of the Community Church of Douglas and served many providing compassionate care to family and friends. She enjoyed the great staff and care of the Golden Orchards Christian living family for the past three years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert (Bud), on July 5, 1993. Surviving are her children, Allen and Laura Wightman of Byron Center, Brian Wightman of Grand Haven, Ross Wightman of Fennville, and Martha Wightman of Hamilton; five grandchildren; and one  great-grandson; sisters, Edna and Betty; and brother, David Walsh. The memorial service will be  at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Community Church of Douglas, with Dr. Daniel N. Miller officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Community Church of Douglas, 6780 Wiley Rd., Douglas, MI 49406. An online registry book is available at www.chappellfuneralhome.com.
Cathern Louiavenia Meyers was born at home on April 17, 1942, in New Tazewell, Tennessee at the Whipping Post Farm. She was the tenth of eleven children born to Frank and Minnie (Minton) Meyers.
Cathern Yensch, 66, of Monroe died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.
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Caulder Mason Fields, Jr., newborn infant of Caulder and Shannon (Baker) Fields, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center. In addition to his parents, Caulder is survived by his grandparents, Gary and Deb Baker of Adrian, Dwight and Susan Fields of South Lyon; great-grandparents, Chona Ferguson of Clayton, Leo and Lucy Tarver of Adrian, and Don and Sally Baker of Palm Coast, Fla.; great-great-grandmother, Mary Hall of Ottawa Lake, Ohio, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Clyde Ferguson; great-grandmother, Evelyn Hicks, and great-great-grandfather, Lynn Hall. Cremation has taken place. There will be no public services. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Charlene A. Reed, 62, of LaSalle, formerly of Temperance, died Tuesday in Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance.
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Charles Nathan Wilkes, 79, of Hudson, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at home. He was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Frederick, Mich., the son of Gene and Mary (Swartz) Wilkes.  He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service in the Flint area. He married Della Faye Marshall on Aug. 8, 1987, in Litchfield. She survives. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and the special  memories he shared with grandchildren, Michael (Beth) Fowler, Nathan (Mayallen) Fowler, David Anthony Fowler and Latisha Fowler who lived close by while they were growing up.  He attended Life Tabernacle Church in Hillsdale.  Charles is survived by his wife, Della, five children, Donald (Marilyn) Moore of Cordova, Tenn., David (Sara) Moore of Comanchie, Texas, Christine Cole, John Moore and Olivia Wilkes all of Hudson; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and special nephew Bob (Donna) Hastings of Milicoh, Minn.  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Bessie Wilkes and sister-in-law, Ressie Rearick.  Funeral services for Charles will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Brother Steven Skiba officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
HOARD, Mrs. Charlotte M. - Of Millington, passed from our world into God's Kingdom Saturday afternoon, January 31, 2009 while at the Covenant Health Care Center-Cooper campus, in Saginaw. Charlotte was 70. Charlotte's family will receive friends on Thursday from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington. You're welcome to share a memory or express condolences online at hanlinfuneralhome.com a complete obituary will be in the Wednesday edition. HANLIN FUNERAL HOME A family serving families for 81 years
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DONA WOHLGEMUTH SANDUSKY Dona Wohlgemuth, age 81, passed away on January 27, 2009. She is the beloved wife of the late Otto. Dona is the dear mother of Daniel (Carolyn), Elizabeth (Ray) Barr and the late Michael, loving grandmother of Lisa (Johnathan) Lancaster and loving great-grandmother of Joshua and Chelsea and loving sister of Leonard Coker. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Memorial service and burial to be held in Sandusky/Marlette in the spring. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children s Hospital.
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Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 10 a.m. at St. Lucy Church, 23410 Jefferson (S. of 9 Mile Rd.). Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
David F. Seurynck 1952-2009 David F. Seurynck, 56, Alberta, Ala., formerly of Gagetown, passed away January 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Cass City on February 18, 1952, the son of Ila and the late Leo Seurynck. Dave was a dear friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed sports and hanging out with his buddies. After he left farming, he had a career in construction and spent several years living and working in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Currently he was living in Alberta, Ala., where he was self-employed. His death brings great sadness to his family and to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his mother, Ila Seurynck; his family, Al (Lori) Seurynck, Jeannie (Clare) Comment, Marylee Houghton, Shelly (John) Donaldson, Ruth Cummings and Gary Cummings; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and a step-daughter, Stephanie Anderson. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo and a niece Jeannie Murphy. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at St. Agatha Catholic Church, Gagetown. Rev. Steve Filion and Sr. Dorothy Ann Blasko officiated. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to the St. Agatha Food Pantry. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel, Unionville.
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David Malcolm Forbes, 68, passed away Jan. 29, 2009, at his home in Litchfield. David was born in Beckenham, England, June 14, 1940, to Doris (Akers) and Richard Forbes. He was formerly an advertising executive, an apartment manager, and an artist. Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Ferry) of Litchfield; brother, John (Brenda); sisters, Valerie Hill, Pauline Forbes, Jeanne (Victor) Mollo, Jacqueline (Daniel) Keown; sons, Daniel and Dominic (Vicky) Forbes; daughter, Claire (Michael) King; and four grandchildren, Samuel, Stephen, Laura, and Katie King, all residing in England. David was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Brian; a sister, Betty Balment, and a nephew, Ian Hills. David willed his body to Science Care Anatomical. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospitality House of S.W. Michigan, or Hospice of Hillsdale County.
SCHAEFER - David Schaefer, age 40, of Traunik and formerly of Sparta, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Services will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Friday, February 6, 2009. The complete obituary may be found at: www.bowermanfuneralhome.net
Delores Mae Petrangelo, age 79, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at Clare Bridge of Monroe; she had been in declining health for about 1 year.Delores was born on July 31, 1929 to the late Irving and Anna (Kregel) Sortor.
Delores Petrangelo, 79, of Monroe died at 12:50 this morning at Clare Bridge of Monroe. Arrangements by the Allore chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.
Dennis L. Valasek, age 57 years, of Petersburg, MI died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in his home. Born Sept. 7, 1951, in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Frank and Collette (Lammers) Valasek.
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Dennis Raymond Sharkins, 51, of Holland, formerly of Oakland County, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 2905 S. Commerce Road, Walled Lake.
Donna Hill, 58, of East Jordan, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
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Doris J. Meyer, age 92, of Bronson, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at her home following a several month illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson as soon as information is available.
ADAMS, Dorothy Esther (Dunlap) Of Galesburg A Celebration of Life Passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, surrounded by her family and friends. Dorothy (Dot) was born July 20, 1920 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Claude and Effie Dunlap of Comstock. She was on the girls' basketball team and graduated from Comstock High School in 1938. Dorothy married Raymond J. Adams, February 22, 1943 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky while he was serving in the United States Army. They were blessed with two sons, Raymond J. Adams Jr. and Robert L. Adams. Dorothy's strong work ethic showed in her early newspaper delivery route and her job at Sutherland Paper Company. With husband Ray, she co-owned and operated R. J. Adams Building and Remodeling Company. Dorothy was chief owner and operator of the Galesburg Laun-der-rite for 50 years. With other partners, Dorothy and Ray owned Gale-Valley Estates. Her love for her family will be remembered always by those surviving: Son, Ray Jr.; grandchildren Jonathan, Dorienne and Michael Adams; daughters-in-law Patricia Minckler-Adams and Naomi Cherry; brothers Curtis Dunlap and Kenneth and Evelyn Dunlap; and sister-in-law Pauline Adams; special best friends Marian Doxey, Arlene Banghart, Barry and Marty Taylor; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Dorothy is pre-deceased by husband Ray Sr.; son, Robert Adams; by sister Helen Dunlap; brother, Don Dunlap; and two close friends Emma Tiller and Louise Vokovich. Dorothy expressed her love of life and of community in so many ways through her generosity to those in need and kindness to all. She loved nature and being active in her gardens, hiking at their Drummond Island cabin, feeding birds and enjoying the vocal multitude of frogs in her pond. Of great inspiration was her courage and uncomplaining independent nature in the face of great pain. Dorothy loved antiquing and poetry. She avidly followed current events, the Hollywood scene and watched football with her family. Her feline companion, Miss Kitty, was constantly at her side. Her Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 2 PM at the Congregational Church, 22 S. Church Street in downtown Galesburg. Visitation will be on Friday, February 6 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Home, Galesburg Chapel, 145 W. Battle Creek St. Donations in Dorothy's honor may be made to the Raymond J. Adams Avian Research Fund at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, 151 S. Rose, Kalamazoo MI 49007 or to the charity of your choice. Friends are encouraged to use the Langeland website to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family. www.langelands.com 343-1508
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Dorothy Rose Kee, 81, of Vernon, Fla., died Jan. 9, 2009, at her home. Arrangements were by the Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, Fla.
Michalsky, Dorothy E. Bay City, Michigan Died February 3, 2009. The complete obituary will be in Saturday's paper.
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WAKEFIELD -- Dorothy Zawislak, 70, a resident of the Keen Ager Adult Foster Care Home in Wakefield for many years, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
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Doyle J. Benedict, 91, of Hillsdale and former longtime Jonesville resident, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at Country Living in Hillsdale.  He was born June 12, 1917 in Leroy, Mich. to Rev. Milton and Grace (Rohr Fairchild) Benedict. Doyle was married Sept. 7, 1941 to Katie Frazeur and she survives. Doyle was a 1934 graduate of Jonesville High School and a member of the Jonesville United Methodist Church. He was a member and Past Master of the Masonic Blue Lodge. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during WWII. Surviving besides his wife Katie are three sons, James (Michelle) Benedict of Augusta, Ga., Frazeur (Anne) Benedict of Ocala, Fla. and Rev. Richard Benedict of Roswell, N.M.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother, Keith (Jean) Benedict of Evansville, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Karolyn Kay and Janie Elizabeth and three brothers, Earl, Dr. Herbert and Ellis. Funeral services for Doyle Benedict will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jonesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Craig Pahl officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville. The family will receive friends for visitation from 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday morning until services at the Jonesville United Methodist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Church. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eagleuneralhomes.com.
EDNA ROSANNA VATTER SANDUSKY Edna Rosanna Vatter, age 94, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Marlette Hospice Residence. She was born on May 12, 1914 in Snover, Michigan. She is the daughter of the late Edwin and Rosanna (Richards) Hill. Edna married Donald Nicholas Vatter on March 5, 1932 in Snover. He passed away July 17, 1982. Edna was a member of the Countryside Free Methodist Church. She was a nurses aide for many years at the Sandusky Hospital. She lived with and was lovingly cared for by Tom and Nancy Miller of Brown City for eight and one half years. She is survived by three daughters; Jeanette McLeish of North Carolina, Ruth Ann (Harry) Walker of Sandusky, Karen (Don) Innes of North Carolina, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by six sisters; Mary Clark, Lila Padden, Ada Waun, Jennie Armstead, Myrtle Kramp, and Carrie Snell, four brothers; Walter, Orville, Clark and Milo Hill, one son-in-law, Earl McLeish. Memorial services will be at the Countryside Free Methodist Church sometime in May. Interment: Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Peck. Memorials may be made to Countryside Free Methodist Church or Marlette Hospice. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.
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Edlah Rose Stiles, 91, of Sturgis, formerly of Coldwater, passed away Feb. 2, 2009, at the Sturgis Hospital. She was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Marengo Township, Mich., to Vern C. and Marion (Densmore) Lincoln. Edlah came to Coldwater in 1930. She married Guy A. Stiles Sept. 2, 1936, in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death June 14, 1987. She was employed at the Community Health Center in the housekeeping department, retiring in 1979 after 13 years. Mrs. Stiles was a member and Secretary of the National Housekeeping Association and Chairperson and Vice President of the Ways and Means, and a former member of the Coldwater Eagles. She had also worked at the Quincy Dairy Bar for 10 years. She is survived by two daughters, Esther (Walter) Olmsted of Sturgis and Marjorie R. Stiles of Charleston, SC; two sons, Robert A. (Karen) Stiles of Sturgis, and Guy L. (Gene) Stiles of Middleberry, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy A. Stiles; her parents; two sisters; a daughter, Elizabeth Jean Wise; and one great-grandchild, Jamie Ditmars. Edlah enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, baking and cooking, especially her famous beef and noodles. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Girard United Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Kintigh officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Girard Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Girard United Methodist Church. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com.
Edna Mae Gaw, 84, of Monroe died at 1:05 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo; she had been in poor health one week.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m.
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Edwin Paul Hodshire Jan. 24, 1932 — Jan. 26, 2009 Edwin “Paul” Hodshire went home to be with his Lord Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, after a long battle of ill health and cancer. He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Middletown, Ohio, to Edwin and Hazel (Forrest) Hodshire. On Oct. 15, 1960, he married Phyllis (Justice) Hodshire and she survives. He is also survived by seven children, Edwin (Kelly), David, Paula (John) Parney, Scott (Sally), Mark (Amy), Heidi and Jeremiah; 12 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one brother, Bruce Hodshire of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Heather Dotten and one grandson, Sgt. Michael Paul Hodshire. Mr. Hodshire served his country in the Army, the Air Force and the Navy Reserves. He attended many trade schools and opened his own service garage. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Edwin Paul Hodshire will be held at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 with Pastor Brian Colby officiating. Interment will take place in the Camden Cemetery, Camden. The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home in Hillsdale 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans or to the American Cancer Society. Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale
Eileen quot;Cookie quot; Johnson, 77, of Monroe died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday at TenderCare of Monroe, where she had been a resident for nine years.Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service at 2 p.m. at the Rupp Funeral Home.
Elizabeth D. Hickey, 94, of Newport died at 1:05 this morning at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. Arrangements by Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home.
Elmer F. Susalla 1920-2009 Elmer F. Susalla, 88, Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Port Huron Hospital. He was born on August 3, 1920 in Parisville to the late Alois and Lucy (Kucharczyk) Susalla. Elmer and Susan Warchuck were united in marriage in Ubly, on April 26, 1940. She preceded him in death on September 28, 2002. Elmer retired from Circle Engineering in Sterling Heights, working as a Tool & Die grinder. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Elmer also attended Al's Restaurant with his lunch group for many years. He is survived by his son, Dennis (Kim) Susalla, Sterling Heights; son-in-law, Richard Typinski, Shelby Township; sister, Virginia (Melvin) Leppek, Ubly and three grandchildren, Alex Susalla, Susan Typinski and Rick Typinski. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan; sons, Elmer and Melvin Susalla; daughter, Shirley Typinski and a sister, Marian Klavon and her husband, Robert. Funeral mass was held on Friday, January 30, 2009 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena. Fr. Peter Nwokoye officiated, with burial taking place in St. Mary's Church Cemetery in Parisville. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Friday 11 - 2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contribution may be made to Beaumont Hospice, 1200 Stephenson Highway, Troy, MI 48083. Light a candle and share a memory at
Beloved husband of Arline Foster. Dear father of David Foster and Barbara Anne Foster. Loving brother of Malcolm (Sheila) Foster. SERVICES 3 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.
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Sunday 3-7 p.m. with Prayer service at 6 p.m. at James H. Cole Home for Funerals 2624 W. Grand Blvd. Services Monday 10 a.m. visitation with Mass following at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary 5930 Woodward Ave., Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Frank J. Pieper, Jr.
Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.
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Fred N. Kuipers, age 82, of Holland, died Thursday, February 5, 2009, at his home.  He was born March 9, 1926 in Muskegon to Henry and Sylvia (Royle) Kuipers.  Fred was a 1944 graduate of Muskegon High School and served in the Air Force during World War II.  He married the former Betty Helton on August 20, 1949.  Fred was employed as the terminal manager at Holland Motor Express in Muskegon and came to Holland in 1961 to work in sales.  He retired in 1994 after 48 years of service.  Fred was a member of the Central Wesleyan Church and a member of the choir.  He was a member of the Holland Lions Club, a little league coach, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Holland Rescue Mission and a tutor for Kids Hope.  He was named tutor of the year in 2007.  Fred wrote poetry for the Holland Sentinel on Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing with his family.  Fred is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty; sons, Steve and Deb Kuipers, Randy and Linda Kuipers, Bradley and Laure Kuipers, all of Holland; grandchildren, Todd, Stacey, Jennifer, Chad, Jeff, Jessica, Matt, Brett, Katy, Jen, Bruce, Daniel, Mason,Clayton Kuipers; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Brooklin, Raelin, Devin, Alec, Kirstin, Riley and Brendin Kuipers; a sister, Shirley Vasser of Las Vegas; a brother, Henry and Judy Kuipers of Hart, MI.  Fred was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ashlin Faith Kuipers.  The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Northwood Chapel of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave, Holland.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday at the Central Wesleyan Church, Chapel, 446 W. 40th St. Holland.  Memorials may be given to the Holland Rescue Mission or the Hospice of Holland.  Please visit www.lifestorynet .com   to leave a memory for the family or sign a guest register.
Freddie Dean Mathis, age 59 of Monroe, Michigan died on Sunday, February 1, 2009 in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Carleton Chapel on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 2 to 8 PM.
Age 90 of Atlanta, MI, formerly of Detroit, died February 5 2009. Beloved wife of the late Allen, Sr. Dear mother of Allen, Jr. (Mary), Dorothy (Bill) Malicke and Alice Bell. Also surviving, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three brothers. Cremation has taken place. Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
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at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blocks North of 10 Mile Rd.) Sunday 2-9pm with 7pm prayers. Funeral Monday, in state 12 Noon until Mass 12:30pm at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. To share a memory, visit
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February 4, 2009. Beloved husband of Audrey. Dear father of Kathleen (Richard) Nauer, Wendy (Dean) Johnson, John (Robin) McClear and Mark (Cindy) Gibson. Loving grandfather of Jonathan and Christopher Nauer, Kaytee and Emily Johnson, Kelsey and Alison McClear, Cody Gibson and Paige Siegfried. Dear Brother of Susan (Peter) Smith of England and the late Dorothy Earp. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 7, 2009, 1:30 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may visit Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to William Beaumont Hospital, Cardiology Research Fund, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073. To leave a condolence
GOEDDEKE GLORIA CLARE (Nee SCHIABLE)
Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-7 p.m. with a 5 p.m. Scripture Service at the Arthur J. Van Lerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (btw. 12 and 13 Mile Rd.). In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis the King Catholic Church with Mass at 10 a.m.
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Beloved father of Halley (Mark) Uzansky, and Julie (Bryan) Smolinski. Loving grandfather of Emily and Jesse Uzansky, Ashtyn, Max and Joren Smolinski. Also survived and loved by his former wife, Marilyn Goldsmith. Brother of Larry (Lori) Goldsmith, and Marty (Julie) Goldsmith. SERVICES 3 O'CLOCK SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE DAVIDSON HERMELIN CHAPEL OF CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.
GOODWIN JEFFREY DAVID
Age 62, January 29, 2009. Loving dad of Stacey Goodwin, Betsy (Patrick) Smith, Victoria Goodwin and Cody Goodwin. Proud grandpa of Kallie and Max. Dear son of the late William F. and the late Bertha. Best brother of Bill (Barb) Goodwin and Jane (Art) Fleming. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Memorial gathering Sunday, February 8, from 2-6 p.m. at Highland Senior Center, 209 N. John St. (near M-59 and Milford Rd.) Highland. Arrangements by Generations Funeral & Cremation Services 248-426-9200.
Of Wyandotte, February 4, 2009. Age 68. Beloved wife of Ronald. Loving mother of Wendy, Michael (Alexandra) and the late Keith (Diane). Dear sister of Connie Armatis, Grace Callahan, Anne LaPorte and the late Alice Fleming. Dearest grandmother of six. Funeral services Friday 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to Wyandotte Public School Scholarship Foundation, 639 Oak St., Wyandotte. Arrangements made by Kernan Funeral Services, 313-381-2345.
Gail P. Garver, 70, passed away at her home in Gladwin on Jan. 27, 2009.
George Lynwood Johnston Lapeer George Lynwood Johnston, 73, of Lapeer (formerly of Berkley and New Hudson) passed away Sunday (February 1, 2009). He was born July 12, 1935, in Almont, to Edwin and Hazel (Scherf) Johnston. He married Charlene King. George graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1954. He served in the National Guard. He owned and operated a wallpapering business and worked in the Detroit Metropolitan area for years. He is survived by his children, Kelly Johnston of Canton, Mich., Steve (Leslie) Johnston of Alexandria, Va., Sam Johnston of Kalamazoo, Bram Johnston of Kalamazoo; mother, Hazel Johnston of Fostoria; sisters, Darlene (Lawrence) Stine of North Branch, Marilyn (Steve) Balabon of Fostoria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Johnston in 1977; father, Edwin August Johnston in 1990. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral services were held Wednesday (February 4, 2009) at Muir Brothers Funeral H
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BEREA, Ky. -- Glen Hawley "Joe" Carlson, 70, of Berea, and a former Ironwood, Mich., resident, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, from injuries sustained in an automobile-motorcycle accident on Nov. 1, 2008, in Berea.
• Viola D. Grams, 94, of Ludington, died Feb. 3. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....
February 4, 2009. Age 87. Dearest sister of Georgia "Betty" Fuchs and the late Myra Halsig. Dear aunt of Paul Fuchs. Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Homes, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org
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Loving wife of the late John. Beloved mother of Judy Bruder, Robert (Joyce) and David. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of three. Family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 6, 3-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Saturday, Feb. 7, In-State 10 a.m. until time of 11:00 a.m. service at Christ Our Savior Church, 14175 Farmington, Livonia, MI 48154. Please leave the family a message at:
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Harbert Taylor Elliott Aug. 18, 1924 — Jan. 25, 2009 Harbert Taylor Elliott, 84, of Hudson, formerly of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Heartland Health Care Center in Jackson. He was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Battle Creek, the son of Elliott and Pearl (Darring) Taylor. Harbert married Arlene Mae Garwood on June 22, 1946, in Jackson.  She survives.  He worked for Walker Muffler in Jackson for over 32 years.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WW II.  Harbert was a big fan of auto racing, both as a participant and a spectator.  His favorite driver was Bill Elliott.  His other hobbies include golfing, fishing, being outdoors and watching John Wayne movies.  He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and riding around in his Cadillac with his family. Harbert is survived by his wife, Arlene; six children, Taylor “Lee” (Tammy) Elliott of Jackson, James (Mary) Elliott, Kathleen (Ted Kopp) Bunting all of Hudson, Mikel (Kim) Elliott of Hillsdale, Christine (Carl) Stoyk of Hudson, Joseph (Karin) Elliott of Osseo; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, David Dean Elliott and William Elliott; granddaughter, January Elliott and grandson, Scott Elliott.  Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Clyde L. Wonders officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Hannan-Colvin Post 180 American Legion of Hudson. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.  View this obituary and send condolences to the family www.brownvanhemert.com.
Harold "Bud" Knuth, Jr. Dryden Harold "Bud" Knuth, Jr., 79, of Dryden, passed away Sunday (February 1, 2009). He was born July 29, 1929, in Detroit, to Harold and Christine (Cooper) Knuth. He married Mary Kay Werthmann on February 12, 1955 at St. Matthew's in Detroit. Bud graduated from Denby High School in Detroit, class of 1949. He attended college and earned his Associate's Degree. Bud served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked as an automotive engineer for many years, most recently working for Howell Engineering and Riverside Engineering. Bud also worked at Chamberlain Realty, selling real estate for many years. He was a champion chess player and loved boating, fishing and bowling. He was a longtime member of the Bay View Yacht Club and a 30-year member of the CPC (Citizens Probation Council). He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Knuth of Dryden; children, Eric (Donna) Knuth of Florida, Glen (Sandy) Knuth of Lapeer, Karen Buckner of Dry
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Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling., Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, and one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, all of Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly of Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi and Jennifer Mihacsi, both of Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber of Kawkawlin; and several nieces and nephews., The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. The Rev. Charles Kuhl will officiate with burial in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in Gagetown., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday., Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund., Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
Helen Jane (Topps) Leppien 1925-2009 Helen Jane (Topps) Leppien, 83, Chandler, Ariz. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. She was born on January 28, 1925, in Clare, daughter of Anna (Gamble) and Charles Topps. Helen was raised in Saginaw, Michigan where she graduated from Arthur Hill High School. On March 16, 1945 she was united in marriage to Karl J. Leppien, her junior high sweetheart. They were married for 63 years and together they raised two children. Helen worked as a bookkeeper and homemaker. Helen and Karl moved from Saginaw to Pigeon in 1957 where they resided until moving to Alma in 1979. In 1992, Karl retired and they moved to Arizona to be closer to their children and grandchildren. She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Saginaw, Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz. and Sun Lakes United Methodist Church in Arizona. She was also active in the Pigeon Women's Club and loved to support and entertain young people. She is survived by her husband, Karl, Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Marianne Leppien-Oleson, Chandler, Ariz.; son, Raymond (Kelly) Leppien, Tempe, Ariz.; granddaughters, Jennifer Oleson, Chandler, Ariz. and (Anna) Clarisse Leppien, Tempe, Ariz.; grandsons, Parker Leppien, Columbia, Missouri and David Oleson II, Las Vegas, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery, Chandler, Ariz. in celebration of her new birth to her eternal home. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to any of the following: Corona del Sol High School, Choir or Theater Departments, 1001 E. Knox Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2745 N. 32nd St., Mesa, AZ 85213; CHW Foundation East Valley for Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1727 West Frye Road, Suite 230, Chandler, AZ 85224 Arrangements were handled by the Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery, Chandler Ariz.
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Hoy D. Betts, 83, of Sun City, Ariz., died Jan. 16, 2009, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Cheri Stephenson and Linda Howard; grandchildren, Bo and Holly Howard and sister, Ila Merillat. Cards may be sent to Donna Betts, 12415 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351.
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Hugo P. Bagozzi, 86, passed away Feb. 1, 2009, at Oakwood Hospital. Cremation arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.
Irene T. Hool 1925-2009 Irene T. Hool, 83, Bad Axe, formerly of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at her home in Bad Axe, while under hospice care. She was born March 8, 1925 on the family farm near Owendale, daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Welther) Tabar. She was valedictorian of the Owendale-Gagetown High School class of 1943. Irene was employed in Detroit offices of Fisher Body Div. of GM working on the P-75 and B-29 airplanes. She was married to Howard C. Hool by Rev. Bernthal at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Highland Park on January 26, 1946. They shared over 55 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on May 28, 2001. Irene was also employed for years with the State of Michigan, MESC offices in Bay City and Caro. She and Howard owned and operated numerous business enterprises together. They owned North Grove Inn, Caro; Wagon Wheel Inn, Kinde; Fisher & Hool Construction Co., Kinde; Rite Way Construction Inc. and HP Construction Co. Inc., Treasure Island, Fla.; the Carousel Motel, Redington Beach, Fla.; Windjammer Motel, Treasurer Island, Fla. and various rental properties in Madiera Beach, Fla.. She also was a Florida licensed real estate broker and owned and operated Lai Rene Realty Inc, Gulfport, Fla. As a licensed pilot she and Howard spent many hours flying their airplane to Las Vegas, California, Canada and between Bad Axe and Florida. In 1976 they visited her father's birthplace in Hatzfeld, Austria-Hungary and maternal grandparents' birthplace in Transylvania. Their retirement years were spent between Madiera Beach, Fla. and Caseville. She finally returned to Michigan in 2004. She enjoyed reading and playing cards. She joined the Duplicate Bridge Clubs in Tallahassee, becoming a member of American Contract Bridge League and earning a number of master points. She enjoyed playing with the bridge players in the Thumb. She is survived by two loving daughters, Lynette Hahn and special friend, Robert Prange Sr., Bad Axe and Loretta (Abe) Alexander, Tallahassee, Fla,; two granddaughters, Sherri Hahn and special friend, Kevin Desjarlais, Westland and Kimberly (James) Yaroch, Sebewaing; two great-granddaughters, Kayla Yaroch, Bad Axe and Chambray Yaroch, Sebewaing; one sister, Esther Gartner, Warren; two brothers, Ralph Tabar, Owendale and Harold (Theresa) Tabar, Ocala, Fla. and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Howard Hahn; brother, Lon Tabar; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Tabar and Dorothy Tabar; brothers-in-law, Victor Gartner, Kenneth, Lawrence and Floyd Hool; sister-in-law, Evelyn Borodychuk; ex-son-in-law, William Hahn . As per Irene's wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside committal service will take place later this spring at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
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Longtime Monroe resident and businessman James IE Ilgenfritz II died Feb. 1 in Englewood, N.J. He was 76.An avid arborist, Mr. Ilgenfritz was the fourth generation of his family to own and operate a nursery in Monroe.
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James M. Schindler, 523, of 603 N. Jackson St., Auburn, Ind., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his home, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Light and Life Wesleyan Church in Three Rivers, with Pastor Sam Maddox officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial will follow the services at White Pigeon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Evnelopes are available at Farrand FuneralHome in White Pigeon.
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Mr. James N. Hicks, age 76, of Bronson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at the Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater. Jim was born March 30, 1932 in Battle Creek, to Chancy and Florence (Zongker) Hicks. He was employed at Douglas Auto Tech for 32 years and was a member of the UAW. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and animals. He especially loved his family and favorite cat Bonkers. He is survived by his chilldren’s mother Doris Hicks, daughter Dorla (Brian) Avery of Sherwood, son Daniel (Jackie) Hicks of Union City, sisters Mona (Leo) Smurr of Sherwood and Dawn Kidd of Williamston, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Nancy on Jan. 12, 2005, son David Hicks, granddaughter Melissa Hicks, grandson Chancy D. Hicks and sister Darlene Kline. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Branch County. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at Sherwood Cemetery with Pastor Fred Goebert officiating. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. www.spencerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
James R. Duff, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at his home in Jordan Township, Antrim County.
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Janet E. Trennepohl, age 62, of Sturgis, Mich., loving mother of five children, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 2, 2009, at Three Rivers Health in Three Rivers. She was born July 30, 1946, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Paul and Evelyn (Middaugh) Groff. Janet was a lifelong Sturgis resident, a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed gardening and camping, but what made her the happiest and what she was most proud of was the love she had for her children. Her love was never-ending. She is survived by a daughter, Amy Trennepohl; four sons, Brad Groff, Chuck Trennepohl, Jason Trennepohl and Scott Trennepohl; five grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (James) Stutts of Arizona and Diana Rivera of Sturgis; two brothers, Ron (Debbie) Groff of Howe, Ind., and Michael (Rhonda) Groff of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations to help with expenses would be appreciated c/o: Hackman Family Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091. Her obituary is also at www.Tributes.com.
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Jason Geerlings, 85, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Third Christian Reformed Church. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. www.yntemafh.com
Jeanne A. Lang, 59, passed away Jan. 28, 2009, in Gladwin.
John "Mickey" Loeser 1939-2009 John "Mickey" Loeser, 69, Port Hope, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at his home. He was born on August 30, 1939 to the late Earl & Zetta (Foley) Loeser. Mickey and Judith Ann St. Germaine were united in marriage on October 6, 1962 in Detroit. Mickey was a former member of the Harbor Beach Lions Club and a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and any kind of sportsmanship. He is survived by his wife, Judy, Port Hope; four daughters, Debra Loeser, Troy, Tracy (Al) Arnold, Rochester Hills, Dawn (Dean) Snider, Lake Orion and Lynne (Paul) Krupp, Lapeer; a sister, Carole (Tom) Stankebich, Fenton; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Inc. of Harbor Beach, with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Cremation took place at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. Memorials may be given to the Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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John Sparer, 96, of Holland, died Monday Feb. 2, 2009, in Holland Hospital.  Arrangements will be announced by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Mulder Chapel. www.lifestorynet.com
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Jon D. Green, age 70, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Funeral services for Jon will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Judith M. Wise, 67, passed away on Jan. 27, 2009, in Midland. She was born on Aug. 14, 1941, in Saginaw to Sam and Betty (Emeott) Soriteu.
Friday 2-9 p.m., 7 p.m. Rosary at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, (248) 348-1800. In state Saturday, St. James Church, 46325 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, 10 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. funeral liturgy. Online condolences:
MORRISON, Kathryn Ann - Age 78, of Farmington Hills formerly of Flint, died Monday, February 2, 2009 at Saint Mary Hospital, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Thursday, February 5, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide Street, Fenton, Fr. Bosco Padamattummal celebrant. Burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be held at the church Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of Mass. Those desiring may make contibutions to the Kathryn A. Morrison Memorial Fund. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth quot;Kenny quot; Bishop, age 74 years, of Bitely, MI and formerly of Luna Pier, MI, died Monday, February 02, 2009, at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI. Born Sept.
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Kenneth A. Reinbold, age 85, of Mendon, Mich., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.  The family will receive friends from 2-4  p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 204 N. Blackstone Ave., Colon. Burial in be in Boughton Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Three Rivers Health Hospice. A complete obituary and register are at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Bishop, 74, of Bitely, formerly of Luna Pier, died Monday at Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids. Arrangements by Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance.
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Kristen Jan Witt, age 58, of Adrian passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at her home. She was born April 23, 1950, in Lansing to Donn and Loretta (Sharp) Cranor. Kristen currently owned and operated the West Maumee Trading Company in Adrian. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed reading and antiquing. Kristen was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Kristen is survived by her father, Donn Cranor and his wife, Nancy, of Blissfield; her fiancé, John Mulvene of Adrian; three daughters, Regina Livesay of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Molly Witt of Blissfield and Heather Witt of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Kim Cranor and his wife, Loraine, of Chelsea and Kyle Cranor and his wife, Pat, of Blissfield; one granddaughter, Hannah Hinckley of Blissfield; one niece, Brooke Cranor, and a nephew, Korey Cranor. She was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta Anderson, and her granddaughter, Olivia. Funeral services for Kristen will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Bob Bidwell officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bell Lab at Blissfield Elementary School. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
LEVIN ARTHUR DAVID
Beloved son of Justice Charles L. Levin and Dr. Patricia Oppenheim Rice. Dear brother of Amy (Matt) Ragen, Fredrick (Marsha) Levin, Benjamin White Levin and Francesca White Levin. Also survived by Benjamin and Francesca's mother Judge Helene White. Uncle of Jacob and Joshua Ragen and Emily Levin. SERVICES 11:00 FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.
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Beloved wife of the late Morris. Dear mother of Adele (Alvin) Nodler, Arlene (Marvin) Gurecki, Menachem (Shoshana) Levin, Nancy (Harry) Topper and Jacki (Steve) Silvergleit. Loving sister of Ruth Middleman. Dear grandmother of many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services Friday 10:30 AM at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248)-543-1622. Interment at Beth Yehudah Cemetery, Workmen's Circle.
at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800, Sunday 2-9 p.m. Scripture Service Sunday 7:00 p.m. In state at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook, Novi, Monday 10:00 a.m. until the funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Donations can be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI. On-Line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
LORRAINE (STUDAKER) CRABTREE INDIANA Lorraine Crabtree, age 78, of Lebanon, Indiana, formerly of Croswell, Michigan died at 1:45 am Tuesday, January 20, 2009, after a short illness at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community. She was born April 26, 1930 in Croswell, Michigan to Fred and Betty (Miller) Studaker. She married Robert Crabtree on February 23, 1951. He preceded her in death on August 16, 2000. Lorraine retired on April 28, 1995 from Federal Mogul and was a member of the UAW since 1949. Surviving are three sons; Duane (Lynn) of Frankfort, Indiana, David of Kirklin, Indiana, Dale Crabtree of Lebanon, Indiana, one daughter; Sharon Bell of Mechanicsburg, Indiana, daughter-in-law; Sheryl Crabtree of Frankfort, Indiana, and one sister; Belva Kanaby of Croswell, Michigan, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Crabtree. Funeral Services were held at the Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, Indiana. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Indiana.
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Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 4:30 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at
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WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Lawrence C. Londo, 89, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2009, in Wakefield and joined his beloved wife, Catherine, to be with the Lord.
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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.
Louise S. Godfrey, 81, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at her home in Wolverine.
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WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Lucy M. Mezzano, 86, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Monday evening, Feb. 2, 2009, in Wakefield, with her loving family at her side.
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Lynne Jane Dawson, 59, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at the Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor.  Lynne was born July 22, 1949, in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., the middle child of Christian and Virginia (Ralph) Reinhardt. On June 8, 1996, Lynne married Dr. Michael Dawson of Adrian in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.  She was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Prior to her marriage she was a real estate agent in the Detroit area. Lynne was a member of P.E.O, the Adrian Garden Club and Alpha Omega Club where she served as treasurer. First in Lynne’s life was family. She also loved crafts, her home, and her St. Bernards, Sasha and Barkley.  She did everything with class and touched everyone with her gentle spirit. She is survived by her loving husband, Mike; two wonderful sons, from a previous marriage, Jonathan (Jaclyn) Nicols of Ann Arbor and Jay Nicols of Royal Oak; her mother, Virginia Reinhardt; an older brother, Chris (Robolyn) Reinhardt, and a younger sister, Amy (Scott) Cameron. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, and many dear and loving friends, including Pam Threet and Cindi Gray who accompanied Lynne to many appointments. She was preceded in death by her father, Christian Reinhardt.  A memorial service for Lynne will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Lumen Ecclesiae Chapel at Siena Heights University with Sister Peg Albert, O.P., officiating. Friends may visit the family at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the service. You may also sign the register book or leave condolences at www.wagleyfuneralhome.com. Contributions in memory of Lynne may be made to Hospice of Lenawee for their Residence Campaign or P.E.O. Envelopes will be available at the service or at Wagley Funeral Home.
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February 4, 2009. Age 75. Beloved wife of Leonard. Dear mother of Caleb (Jeanne) and Darren. Loving grandmother of Julienne and Jessica. Dear sister of Edward (Phyllis) and Ralph (Fran) Garabedian. Family will receive friends Friday, February 6, 2009 2-9pm and Saturday February 7, 2009 10am until time of 12:00 pm funeral service at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Please leave the family a message at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
Age 84, February 4, 2009. Born in Scotland. Beloved husband of Agnes F. Dear father of Gaye M. (John) Gomez and Daniel. Grandfather of John, Laura, Tiffany, Danielle, and Patrick. Great-grandfather of Olivia, Jamison, David, Lindsay, Ian and Gavin. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) Friday 5-9 p.m. In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile (at Inkster Rd.) until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
MARY FRANCES SMITH CARSONVILLE Mary Frances Smith, age 85, of Carsonville, died Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in Port Sanilac, Michigan. She was born August 29, 1923 in Palms, Michigan the daughter of the late Edwin and Ella (McLeod) Dillon. She was a lifelong area resident, a 1942 Graduate of Minden City High School and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Sanilac. Mary married Frank G. Smith on May 15, 1943 in Carsonville, he died on September 17, 2001. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1987 after 36 yrs. of service, working at the Sandusky and Carsonville offices and served as Postmaster at Applegate. She is survived by one son; James (Penny) Smith of Sanford, one daughter; Joyce (Larry) Shanks of Carsonville, one brother; Dan (Barbara) Dillon of Port Huron, two sisters; Grace Klaty of Sandusky, Dora Russel of Marysville, 6 grandchildren; Kevin & Lisa Smith, Matthew & Michelle Smith, Kathy & Ray Stone, Kelly & David Schmidt, Kristopher Shanks, Korey Shanks, 8 great grandchildren; Alexandra Smith, Madison Smith, Jacob Hadd, Sawyer Smith, Grace Smith, Mason Smith, Mikayla Shanks, Holli Stone,and special family friends; Don Thomas Sr. and Marlena Boehm. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers; Bob, Tom, Jack, Jim, Ron and a sister, Margaret. Funeral services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Fr. Paul Bala officiating. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery in Carsonville. Casketbearers - Kevin Smith, Matthew Smith, Kristopher Shanks, Korey Shanks, David Schmidt and Raymond Stone. Memorial Suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com
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Sunday 1-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave., Rosary 7 p.m. In state Monday 9 a.m. at Church of the Divine Child, Mass 9:30 a.m.
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Madelyn (Fisher) Burch, age 63, formerly of Adrian, passed away Jan. 27, 2009, in Dolan Springs, Ariz. She was born April 13, 1945, in North Shields, England, to Harry and Winifred (Donkin) Fisher. She married Jerry Burch in 1981, and they divorced in 2003. Madelyn came to the United States around 1947, and lived most of her life in the Adrian area. In December 2003, she moved to Dolan Springs, Ariz., to be near her sons. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dolan Springs, Ariz. Survivors include one brother, Michael (Laura) Fisher of Adrian, Mich.; three children, Melvin Lynn Beach, Jr. of Dolan Springs, Marvin (Melody) Beach of Dolan Springs; one daughter, Katherine Michele Burch of Nevada; two nieces, Teresa Ann Fisher of Frankfort, Mich., and Amanda Lynn Fisher of Adrian; three grandchildren, Desra Ann Clark, Merrill Chase Beach and Shayla Lynne Beach of Dolan Springs. Also one dear and close friend, Becky Gilson and her son, Noah, of Morenci, Mich. At Madelyn’s wishes, her body has been donated to science and at a later date cremation will take place. She will be buried in Adrian, Mich., in The Fisher Family Plot. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
BLAIN, MARGARET ANNE - Age 86, of Flint, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at her residence. Margaret was born February 6, 1922 in Flint, the daughter of Dellis H. and Me (Tubbs) Blain. She was married to Charles H. Blain for over 60 years and devoted her life to her husband and children, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Flint. Surviving are daughter, JoAnn (John) McIntosh of Grand Blanc; son, Brian Blain of Clarkston; daughter-in-law, Pat Blain of Harbor Springs; five grandchildren, Susan (Dan) Dowling of Grand Blanc, Nancy (Matthew) Sharai of Flint, Margaret McIntosh of Cleveland, OH, Jessica (Nicholas) Fetting of Harbor Springs, Charles Patrick Blain of Harbor Springs; four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Thomas Dowling and Benjamin and Henry Sharai; two sisters, Madeline (Roy) swift and Jeanne (Earl) Hall of Flint; very special niece, Phyllis Dury of Flint; and new friend, Sheila Marlow. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant son; sisters, Joanne Parks, Jayne Garbulinski; brother, Ralph Crane. Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church of Flint, 746 S. Saginaw St., Flint. The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Old Newsboys of Flint, the Eastern Michigan Food Bank or the Miracle Network c/o Hurley Hospital.The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Bhatti and staff and Dr. Danish and staff. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com www.Mlive.com/obits
Marietta M. (Brenke) Womack, age 60, returned to the Lord on January 27, 2009, following a short struggle with liver cancer. Her end came peacefully while surrounded by many of those whom she loved.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mary A. Manderfield, 83, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2009, at a Green Bay hospital with her family by her side.
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Mary George, 88, previously of Coldwater Lake, died in her home after a long illness. She is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,Don in 1988. Services by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Mary Lou Hartmann, age 70, of Milan died February 4, 2009 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Ann Arbor with her family by her side.
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.
SCHRIER, Maurine D. Of Kalamazoo Passed away February 2, 2009 at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo. She was born January 18, 1912 in Kalamazoo, the third child of the late Frank and Etta (Bouwens) Niessink. She was a graduate of WMU as an art major, which remained a central focus of her life. In addition to her painting, she was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, potter, jewelry maker, gardener and cook. Maurine was united in marriage on June 6, 1935 with Neil Schrier, who preceded her in death in 1994. She was a life member of First Reformed Church in Kalamazoo and was very active in the Sunday School and women's groups. Surviving Maurine are her children, Marcia (Philip) Schubert of Kalamazoo and Mary Lambeth of North Carolina; grandchildren, Steven (Andrea) Bell, Peter (Lynn) Bell, Melissa (Lee) Bailey, Rebecca (Matt) Barber, Jennifer (Rodney) Conrad, Peter Schrier, Katrin (Jean-Ren&eacute;) Tassy, David Schrier, Timothy (Leslie) Schrier, Abigail (Shaun) Turner, Richard (Bethany) Lambeth, Erin (Mark) Peters; 23 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shirley Schrier; sister, Ann Sterenberg; several nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death were, her son, Bruce Schrier; grandson, Andrew Schrier; sister, Frances Gideon; brother, Richard Niessink. Graveside service will take place Friday, 11:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery (section BB, lot 106), Kalamazoo. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association . Please see www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences. 343-1508
Nighswander, Maxine Bay City, Michigan Maxine passed away Monday February 2, 2009 at Brittany Manor. Age 80 years. Funeral services are being planned for Saturday and a complete obituary will be announced in Thursday's edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.
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Age 71, February 4, 2009. Beloved husband of Rosemary. Dear father of Mark, Lynn, Nadine, Matthew, and Christopher. Cherished grandfather and loving brother of Toni. Memorial at The Tabernacle, 14205 12 Mile, Warren, Friday 3-8 p.m. and Saturday noon -2 p.m. 586-778-5130.
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Minnie joined hands with God on Jan. 26, 2009, after 95 years of life.
at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to; Carlo, Sabrina and Melissa Fund (Light of Life) or St. Louis Center . Please sign the online guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
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Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
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Nancy B. Nauta, 78, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at her home.  She was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Griffith, Indiana, to Russell and Thelma (Stewart) Blanchard. She was married Aug. 27, 1951, to John Nauta Jr. and he preceded her in death in 1993. Nancy has been a resident of Hillsdale since 1980 and she was a former volunteer for the Health Department for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Nora (Clarence) Kern of Montgomery and Nancy (Jay) Bumpus of Hillsdale; three sons, Keith Nauta of Hillsdale, John (Karen) Nauta of Lake Station, Indiana and Mike (Michelle) Nauta of Hillsdale; nine grandchildren; sister, Sara Hammende of Crown Point, Indiana and brother, John Blanchard of Webster, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Mary and brothers, George and Kenneth. Graveside funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Cambria Cemetery No. 2. There will be no visitation or calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Nancy Q. Werstein, 74, of Maybee died at 10:55 p.m. Monday in her home. Arrangements by the Liedel chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Maybee.
Nancy Q. Werstein, 74, of Maybee, MI, passed away in her home on Monday, February 2, 2009 surrounded by her loving family.
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Nanine Rueda Robelin-Richardson, age 42, of Holland, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at Holland  Hospital.  She was born September 11, 1966 in Saginaw to Ricardo and Eleanor (Rueda) Robelin and came to Holland in 1994.  She was a 1984 graduate of Saginaw High School.  She had been employed by the Robert Shaw Co. and K-Mart. Nanine was a foster parent for the past four years.  She is survived by her husband, Gregory Richardson; daughters, Candice Collins, Verita and Monique Richardson; sons, Gregory Jr. and Romelo Richardson;  parents, Ricardo and Eleanor Robelin; sisters, Rosalinda (James) Riffe of Salem, OR, Rita (Daniel) Huron of Holland, Kathleen Robelin of Saginaw and Raquel Robelin of Grand Rapids; brothers, Ricardo (Lamyai) Robelin of Germany, Rolando (Alexandera) Robelin of Holland and Aristeo (Margaret) Robelin of Hudsonville; a special friend, Shalimar Brown; 14 nephews; 11 nieces; six great-nephews;  four great-nieces; and a special cousin, Cynthia Rueda.  Nanine was preceded in death by her brothers, Ruben and Adam Robelin; grandparents, Jose and Cora Rueda and Aristeo and Josephine Robelin.  The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mulder Chapel of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 188 W. 32nd St., Holland.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Richardson Children’s Trust Fund care of Parda Credit Union.   Please visit www.lifestorynet .com  to read Nanine’s life story, leave a memory for the family or sign a guest register.
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Saturday 1 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. at Buehler Funeral Home, 26429 Gratiot, Roseville.
Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. Interment, Christain Memorial Cemtery. Please share a memory at our Onlineguestbook. www.voranfuneralhome.com
Friday 4-9 p.m. from the Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home, 2396 Caniff, Hamtramck. Scripture service Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9:15 a.m., Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church until time of funeral Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by John J. Skupny Funeral Home.
Sunday 2-8 PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Road (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Funeral service 11 AM Monday at Ward EPC, 40000 Six Mile Rd (west of Haggerty) Northville. You may pay your respects from 10 AM until the 11 AM service. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Dixboro MI. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent New Hope of Indiana. To leave a message of condolence, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
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Opal Mae Riker, 61, of Litchfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor.  She was born Feb. 13, 1947 in Van Wert, Ohio to Gerald and Vivian (March) Ditto and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1965. Opal was a dedicated homemaker and loved canning, crocheting, handcrafts and corresponding with her numerous pen pals. She will be remembered by many area children as a wonderful baby-sitter. Opal will be sadly missed by her husband, John Riker, whom she married Feb. 12, 1965; three daughters, Teala (Robert) Stem of Osseo, Misty Riker of Litchfield, Rebecka (Phil) Music of Litchfield; one son, John Paul (Katrina) Riker of Litchfield; one sister, Lori (Dale) Cowan of Allen; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her parents, one half-sister and two half-brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield, with the Rev. Clyde Wonders officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Litchfield. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association are suggested.
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Age 58 of Allen Park. February 4, 2009. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Lisa" Paoletti (nee Luberti). Loving father of Jason (Amy) Paoletti, and Janis (Brad) Moulton. Dearest brother of JoAnna (Phil) Jones, Nancy Bills, and Terry (Jackie) Whittaker. Dear grandfather of Hanna and Raven. There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday (2-7-09) at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, 1721 Junction at Vernor (Detroit). Arrangements through the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (313)-928-2300. Please visit our Online Guestbook at: www.voranfuneralhome.com
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is Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (One block N. of 12 Mile), Warren, with a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Cletus Catholic Church, 26256 Ryan Rd., S. of 11 Mile, until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 would be greatly appreciated.
With her family at her side, Pam Granger passed from this life on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Hiland Cottage.
Patricia Barrett Thorp completed her journey with us on Jan. 30. She was born in Chicago, Ill. July 25, 1915, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Barrett. She was married on Feb. 3, 1940 in Chic...
Paul Cary Lapeer Paul Cary, 51, of Lapeer, passed away Sunday (February 1, 2009). He was born August 5, 1957, in Detroit, to William K. and Nancy R. (Stricker) Cary. He married Diana Boisvert on December 19, 1981 in Leonard, Mich. Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked over 25 years as a skilled tradesman at Oakland University. Mr. Cary enjoyed NASCAR, Red Wing hockey, U of M football and Boise State University. He especially loved golf. First and foremost, though, Paul was a loving Grandpaul, father and husband. He is survived by his wife, Diana Cary of Lapeer; children, Brian (Melissa) Boisvert of Lapeer, Michelle (Jac) Faith of Lapeer and Ashley (Matt) Bechler of North Branch; grandsons, P.J., Hunter, Carson, Jon, Cooper, Lucas, Parker and Wyatt; granddaughter, Madison; siblings, Kenneth J. (Margaret) Cary of Missouri, Ruth Ann Cary of Idaho and Peter (Kimmey) Cary of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paren
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Pauline M. Robinson, 94, of Ashland Court in Ironwood, died Sunday Feb. 1, 2009, in Marshfield, Wis.
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Phillip H. Wilson, 58, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was born May 25, 1950 in Camden to James and Mildred (Smith) Wilson, he survives. Graveside funeral services for Phillip Wilson will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville with Pastor Craig Pahl officiating. There will be no visitation or calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit ww.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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Phillip L. Fredenburg age 70, of Colon, passed away, Feb. 4, 2009, at his home after several months of failing health. Phil was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Colon, a son to the late Guy and Mabel (Slagle) Fredenburg. He had lived all of his life in the Colon area, except for the years he spent in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. Phil married Nancy Nichols which ended in divorce. On Dec. 31, 1993, he married Donna (Buys) Capman in Colon. He had worked as a foreman for Colmer Division of Maxitrol Company in Colon for 45 years, retiring in 2006. Phil enjoyed hunting, fishing and crafts. He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Colon; two daughters, Audrey (Steve) Wolford of Colon and Stephanie (Tim) Baker of Mendon; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, George (Sharon) Emmel of Colon; two sisters, Joyce Broker of Colon and Barbara Gronda of Carlton, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews, with a special nephew Joseph (Debra) Gronda. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Tom Fredenburg and Robert Fredenburg,  John Emmel and Charles Hoyt. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Phillip L. Fredenburg will take place at 8 p.m. Friday with David J. Farrell officiating. Cremation will follow and private burial of cremains will take  place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery in Colon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Phil to either Hospice of Sturgis or the Salvation Army. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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PHELPS, Wis. -- Phoebe K. Nyman, 82, of Phelps, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Aspirus Lillian E. Kerr Nursing Home in Phelps.
REARDON LYNNE GAIL (BALSOM)
September 30 1942-January 30, 2009. Devoted mother, loving sister, doting aunt. Survived by daughter Tracy (Jennifer); sister Barbara; nephews Chad (Valerie) and Adam; niece Taylor (Austin) Epp, and numerous family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Humane Society of MI.
RODE VIRGINIA MAY
Friday 2:30 -9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in honor of Virginia's life may be made to the American Heart Association. Please visit online guest book at www.martenson.com
RUSSELL A. SARLES CLIFFORD Russell A. Sarles, age 92, a life long resident of Clifford, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Covenant Health Care Hospital in Saginaw. He was born March 15, 1916 in Silverwood, son to the late Ross and Greta (Murray) Sarles. He married Martha Friday, February 21, 1942 in Marlette. Russell drove truck for Millington Screw Company for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Silverwood United Methodist Church and a 55 year member of the Burlington Township Fire Department. Russell served as Mayor of Clifford and council member of the Village of Clifford and served on the Burlington Township Board of review for many years. He also worked for the D.P.W. in Clifford, was a member of the Clifford I.O.O.F. and served on the West Burlington Cemetery Board. He is survived by his wife Martha of Clifford, three sons; Gary (Sharon) Sarles of Clifford, Melvin Sarles of Port Austin, Darrel (Loretta) Sarles of Kingston, three brothers; Hilton Sarles of Luzerne, Neil (Alma) Sarles of Silverwood, Larry (MayBelle) Sarles of Gladwin, one sister; Wilma Hendrick of Reedsville, PA, 16 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Arnold and Dean and sister Leta Friday. Funeral services were held at Silverwood United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Hutchinson officiating. Internment was in West Burlington Cemetery. Memorials may be donated to the Burlington Township Fire Department. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com
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Ramona J. Procknow, 41, of Levering, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at her home.
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Rev. Garrett Vande Riet, age 95, of Jenison, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 2, 2009.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Cora (Voss) Vande Riet; siblings, Florence Vander Kooi, Alyce Lemmen, Herman Vande Riet, and Ethel Overway.  He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Tim (Jean) Vande Riet, Mary (Glenn) De Mots, Mark (Sheri) Vande Riet, and Sue (Greg) Wevers; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Lousma; sister-in-law, Leona Voss; many nieces, nephews, and friends.  The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Sunset Manor and Brookcrest Christian Nursing Home for the loving and compassionate care they provided for their father.  The funeral service will be  10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Manor Chapel, 725 Baldwin Dr., Jenison with Rev. Bryce Mensink officiating.  Interment will be at Garfield Park Cemetery.  The family will meet with relatives and friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Cook Funeral Home, 4235 Prairie SW, Grandville (West Building).  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Christian Services.  The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookfuneralservices .com.
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Richard P. Ostrander, age 96, formerly of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at his daughter’s home where he had resided for the past year. Richard was born on Sept. 9, 1912, in Adrian, Mich., to Loyd and Edith (Beaubien) Ostrander. He served his country in the Air Force during World War II. On Aug. 16, 1946, he married Martha Jackson in Wauseon, Ohio. Martha, his wife for 60 years, preceded him in death in 2006. Richard worked for American Chain and Cable for 34 years before retiring in 1975. He was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping and was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed yard work and making woodworking projects for his family and friends. Richard was a past member of the Elks, Eagles and had attended the Fairfield Baptist Church as well as Bethany Assembly of God. Surviving Richard are his daughter, Carol Pfeiffer of Charlotte, N.C., and his son, Warren Ostrander of Sand Creek; his granddaughters, Stephanie (Steve) Matthews of DuBois, Pa., Kristin Sager of Houston, Texas, Kim Ostrander of Adrian, Wendy Ostrander of Hammond, Ind., and Matthew Ostrander of Jasper; great-grandchildren, Alexander Matthews, Kyle and Kody Nicholson, and Christina Ostrander; siblings, Kenneth (Lillian) Ostrander and Robert (Elaine) Ostrander, Joan Gaydosh, all of Adrian; Dorothy Wagner of  Palmyra and Velma Gonzales of Elk Grove, Ill.  In addition to his wife, Martha, he was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers. At Richard’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial services will take place some time this summer. Arrangements were handled by Wagley Funeral Home. You may sign the register book or leave condolences for the family at www.wagleyfuneralhome.com.
Robert "Bob" Le Roy Demerly Brown City Robert "Bob" Le Roy Demerly, 78, of Brown City for 5 years (formerly of Lapeer) passed away Saturday (January 31, 2009). He was born October 25, 1930, in Benzonia, Mich., to Jake and Lottie (Richter) Demerly. He married Harriett Leigh Delaney on January 27, 1951 in Lapeer. Rev. Hemmingway officiated the ceremony. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1950 and later in the reserves. He was a U.S. Postal carrier for 25 years, retiring November 2, 1990. Bob worked all 25 years out of the Lapeer Post Office. For the past few years, Bob delivered prescriptions for Memphis Drugs - a job that he enjoyed very much. He is survived by his wife, Harriett Demerly of Brown City; children, Cheri Kay (David) Smith of Metamora, Perry (Blanca) Demerly of Monroe, Daryl (Julie) Demerly of Mayville, Susan (Rick) Cook of Erie, Mich.; brothers, Gail (Shirley) Demerly of Davison, Ronald (Judy) Demerly of Lapeer; many nieces and nephews. He was preced
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Robert C. Kresge, 71 years, of Toledo and formerly of Temperance, MI, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in Arbors of Sylvania. He had worked as a Terminal Manager for Roadway Express for 37 years, starting when he was 18 years old.
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Robert J.(Bob) Miller, age 89, of Burr Oak, passed away, Sunday, Feb. l, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, after several months of failing health.  Bob was born Aug. 3, 1919, in Three Rivers, a son of the late Kirby and Verna (Replogle) Miller.  Bob grew up in Three Rivers, moving to Burr Oak after his marriage in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Grimes from June of 1944 to January of 1946, during World War II.  On June 8, 1941, he married Norma R. Baldwin in Burr Oak. She preceded him in death on Feb.17, 2008. Bob had owned and operated the former Miller’s Grocery Store in Burr Oak from 1942 to 1986, when it closed. He had been an active member of the  Burr Oak Fire Department for over 60 years.  Early in life he had played fast pitch softball, was an avid bowler, had been a member of the Burr Oak Board of education for over 20 years, where he had served as president.  He is survived by daughter, Sandy (Allen) Hoopingarner of Burr Oak; a son, Wayne (Karen) Miller of Union City; five grandchildren, Scott (Laurie) Gotshall of Las Vegas, Nev., Jan (Tod) Schipper of Colon, Rob (Kem) Hoopingarner of Vicksburg, Steve (Jaymie) Miller of Wyoming and Matt Miller of Burlington; four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Megan Schipper and Regan and Peyton Hoopingarner; and several nieces and nephews.  Bob was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Virginia Miller; three brothers, Paul (Spud), Clarence (Hap) and Ray Miller; and five sisters. Gladys Ward, Eilleene Katz, Eunice Tessin, Helen Hughey and Doris Withers. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon. Funeral Services celebrating the life of Robert J. Miller will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Karen Nachtigall of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Union City officiating.  Burial will follow at South Colon Cemetery, with Military Honors conferred by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.   If desired, the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Bob to the Burr Oak Community Foundation.
Robert Kresge, 71, of Toledo, formerly of Temperance, died this morning at Arbors of Sylvania. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance.
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Robert Moore, 84, of Holland, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Lakeside Vista. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are by the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes. www.lifestorynet.com
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Ruth L. Anderson, 84, of 612 E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, died Friday morning, Jan. 30, 2009, in Ironwood.
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Age 89 passed away January 4, 2009. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren Detroit, MI. Family Hour 10:30 a.m., Memorial Service 11:00 a.m.
3-9pm Saturday and 12-9pm Sunday with 4pm Rosary at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd., Warren. Funeral in state Monday 10am until time of Mass, 10:30am at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Detroit.
STEMZYNSKI BRUNO JOHN
Age 91, February 5, 2009 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of the late Rose. Loving father of Rosanne (John) Tuffy, Thomas (Pamela), Paul (Margaret) and Suzanne (Kevin) Berna. Also survived by six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and his brother Robert (Jennie) Stemzynski. In state at The Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard), Friday 2-9 p.m. and at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Saturday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Father Saylor K. of C. Rosary, Friday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in honor of Bruno's life may be made to Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Please visit on-line guest book at www.martenson.com
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at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to First United Methodist Church. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
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Scott Henderschot, age 44, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. Arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Homes.
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Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m. at Martenson Funeral Home 10915 Allen Road (at Goddard Road), Allen Park. Memorial Service Sunday 2 p.m. at Allen Park City Hall Auditorium, 16850 Southfield Road (South of I-94), Allen Park. Arrangements by SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL HOME, 248. 626.7815. Internet condolences for the family may be sent to SJavizian@msn.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — Steven A. Weitz, D.O., 55, of Traverse City and Northville, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2009.Born April 18, 1953, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Leon and Shirley (Ellias) Weitz.Steve was a longtime faculty member of the University of Michigan, Department of Radiology, serving as a Board Certificated Radiologist.He is survived by his wife, Donna (Gupton) Weitz of Traverse City and Northville; brother, Jon (Kathy) Weitz of Marietta, Ga.; uncle and aunt, Dr. Harry (Arlene) Weitz of Traverse City; cousins, Dr. Chuck (Ann) Weitz of Traverse City, Elliott Weitz of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sheryl Weitz of Overgaard, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Linda Bucko of Clinton Township; brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Anne) Gupton of Lapeer; and nieces and nephews; Lillian, Brian (Susie), Liam, Alex, Neil and Elizabeth.In addition to his parents, Steve was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Milan Bucko.Funeral services will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home today, Feb. 6, 2009, at 4 p.m., where friends may begin calling one hour prior to the service. Rabbi Albert Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.In remembrance of Steve, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 525 West 14th Street, Suite #5, Traverse City, MI 49684.Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
BROWN, Mrs. Verna D. Of Kalamazoo, MI Age 82 Passed away peacefully, January 30, 2009. Services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, with a 11:30 AM Family Hour at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Della Spurlock-Redding, officiating. Friends may view 3-6 PM Friday at the Harper Funeral Home, Inc's., 521 Douglas Avenue, 342-1000. Interment Covert Cemetery. Visit Verna's online obituary at www.harperfuneralhomeinc.com
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Vernon Eugene Little, 53, of Burlington, passed away at Battle Creek Health System on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. He was born April 16, 1955 in Goshen, Ind. to Vernon E. and Georgia R. (Weidermen) Little. He married Tammy J. Wyatt on Oct. 16, 1993 in Union City. He worked at Oakwood Sports in Coldwater. Vernon loved to camp, fish, spend time with his grandchildren and do gardening and wookworking. He is survived by his wife Tammy, daughters Angel (Mark) Bond of Coldwater and Connie (Paul) Johnson of Sherwood, son Scott (Elizabeth) Little of Burr Oak, 13 grandchildren, his mother Georgia Pitt of Marshall and a sister Debbie Miller of Sherwood. He was preceded in death by his father and step-father. Visitation will be Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home in Union City. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Halbleib officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com.
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Viola Catherine Cauley, age 82, of Onsted went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Viola was born on June 30, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Charles and Bertha Lusty. She graduated from St. Michael’s in Flint in 1944. Viola married Robert E. Cauley on April 30, 1955, in Flint.  After celebrating 50 years of marriage together, Robert preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2005. Viola was a homemaker, having raised eight children whom she was very proud of. She was an active member of the St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church in the Irish Hills. For more than 10 years, she has belonged to a group that has met (at the home of her good friend Lorretta Lambaugh) the 13th of the month to pray the Rosary.  She prayed the Rosary of the Devine Chaplet at her home daily. She also belonged to the Red Hat Society. Viola is survived by her eight children, Patrick Earl (Vicki) Cauley II of St. Petersburg, Fla., Diane (Danny) Bragg of Saline, Elizabeth (Tedd) Bergeron of Ridgeway, Matthew (Lesa) Cauley of Saline, Frederick (Kimberly) Cauley of Brighton, Madeline (Tony) Valdez of Adrian, Michele (Michael) Wehr of Belleville and Ernie Cauley of Onsted; 38 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, Doris Jean, and two brothers, Charles and John Lusty. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Church in the Irish Hills with the Rev. Father Carl Simon officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Adrian. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
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Virginia C. Zuercher passed away Jan. 27, 2009, at her daughter’s home in South Haven, Mich. Virginia was born in Mendon to Neil and Elizabeth (Stoll) Sweet. She received her master’s degree in counseling from Western Michigan University. Virginia worked as a high school teacher and counselor for Sturgis Public Schools. During her career, she married Roger Zuercher, also a teacher at Sturgis Public Schools, at the Unitarian Church in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Roger Zuercher of Sturgis; daughters, Marsha Corey of South Haven and Shari (Ed) Waffle of Southfield, Mich.; grandchildren, Max Corey and Logan Elizabeth Corey of South Haven; and a brother, Paul Sweet of Lake Placid, Fla. No services are scheduled at this time. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at www.FilbrandtFFH.com. The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven.
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February 4, 2009 Age 76 of Westland. Beloved husband of Deloris. Dear father of Debbie (Steve) Young, Don, Sharon Pattenaude, Ron (Clarice), and John (Julie). Step father to Sandra Duncan, Deborah (Terry) Norman, and Blake (Diane) Norman. Brother to Anita Hutton. Also grandfather to fourteen, and seven great grandchildren. Memorial luncheon at the Harris Kehrer V.F.W. Post 3323 of Westland on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cremation rights were accorded.
Beloved husband of Marian Weinstein. Dear father of Ronald (Denise) Weinstein, Michael (Monica Dostal) Weinstein, and Jill (David) Wright. Loving grandfather of Rachael and Jenna Weinstein, Kevin and Paul Wright, and the late Jeffrey Wright. Cherished brother of the late Marvin Weinstein and the late Florence Soverinsky. Brother-in-law of Annette and Allen Stone and the late Jack Kaufman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. SERVICES 1:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT OAKVIEW CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
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Waneta Rose Harrison, 51, of 200 Meadow Lane, Constantine, Mich., died Feb. 3, 2009, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.
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Wells W. Beebe, age 92, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1917 in Rome Center to Charles  and Mable (Wells) Beebe. He was married April 20, 1941 in Adrian to Donna Baragar and she survives. Wells was a 1935 graduate of Adrian High School and was the former owner of Hillsdale Cartage Company. He was a member of College Baptist Church and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was an avid deer hunter and ice fisherman. Surviving besides his wife, Donna are a son, Bill Beebe of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Sharon (John) Flowers of Crystal Falls, Mich.; two brothers, Weldon (Alice) Beebe and Donald (Evelyn) Beebe both of Adrian; and a grandson, Jake Flowers of Seward, Alaska. Wells was preceded in death by his parents, twin daughters, Katherine and Shirley, and a brother Wayne. Funeral services for Wells W. Beebe will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Jason Mekelburg officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to the College Baptist Church. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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