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Tuesday 1-8:00 pm. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E. of Woodward). Instate Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice. Share your memories at:
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"BILL" Age 57, April 1, 2009 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Bonnie. Loving father of Courtney (James) Moxlow and Kelly Barhite. Grandfather of Max. Dearest son of Dorothy (Albert Newman) and the late Tunis Barhite. Also survived by his sisters Mary Louise Barhite and Suzanne Hult and his brother James Barhite. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Bartlett. In state at The Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard) Sunday 2-9 p.m. and at Our Lady of The Angels Catholic Church, Taylor, Monday 11:30 a.m. until funeral Mass 12 Noon. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Vigil service Sunday 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of William's life may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please visit online guest book at www.martenson.com.
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BARTOLO JOSEPHINE (NEE PRETTO)
Sunday 2-9 p.m. with an evening prayer service at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harpher (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile). In state 10 a.m. Monday at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 12 Mile, Warren (E. of Schoenherr) until Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at
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BEAUPRE DAVID F
April 2, 2009. Age 63. Dearest brother of Paul (Mary) and Loving son of the late Russell and Mary. Brother of the late Barbara A. Allor (Richard) and Russell J. Beaupre Jr. (Colette). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. In state Monday 11:30 a.m. until Mass 12 p.m.at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hazelden Foundation, Attention Treasury Services, RWT, P.O. Box 11, Center City, MN 55012-0011. Light a Candle and Share a Memory at
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at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren, Michigan. Light a candle or share a memory at
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April 2, 2009. Age 60. Loving father of Amy Atkins of Houston, TX and Paige (Roger) Bayliss of New Zealand. Proud grandfather of Garrett Atkins and Keyan Bayliss. Son of Emmett and the late Patricia. Brother of Emmett L. of California, Cynthia (Nicholas) Wilmoth of Dearborn, MI and Robert (Cora) of North Carolina. "Uncle Jimbo" to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Jim fought a long and very courageous battle with cancer and diabetes. Knowing his giving nature he would have liked any contributions to any cause to benefit cancer or diabetes. A private family memorial was held. www.howepeterson.com
Age 88, April 2, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Pete Bondar. Dear mother of Diane and the late Nicholas. Dearest grandmother of two, great grandmother of four and great great grandmother of one. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family wil receive friends Monday 4-8 p.m. with a Parastas at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral Service will be Tuesday in state at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. at St. Michael the Arch Angel Russian Orthodox Church, 26375 W. Chicago, Redford. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Foundation. Please share a memory with the family at
Age 77, passed March 27, 2009, a Koren War Marine Corps Veteran from Northville. Father of three daughters. Loving grandfather of six. No services were held. Arrangements handled by Risko Ferguson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 734-728-1900.
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"JACK" Age 82 of Highland, formerly of Farmington, April 3, 2009. For complete obituary and service detail please visit, or phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Milford at 248-684-6645.
BAKER - Betty Marie Baker, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2009. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel. The family will greet friends and relatives Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel and Monday one hour prior to the service. Full obituary to follow in next edition. Zaagman Memorial Chapel
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Blanche E. Foor, 85, of Monroe died at 11 p.m., Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe.
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CAMPBELL PAULA (MARCHYOK)
Sunday 1-8 p.m. Celebration of life Service 7 p.m. at Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (Southgate Chapel), 15748 Fort St. In state Monday at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 21892 Gudith Rd., Woodhaven, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations for Breast Cancer Research can be made at or sent to the funeral home.
CHARLOTTE ISABELL MAEDEL APPLEGATE Charlotte Isabell Maedel, age 90, of Applegate, passed away at the Marlette Hospice Residence on Saturday, March 28, 2009. She was born on November 3, 1918 at Valley Center, Michigan, daughter of the late Audrey and Charlotte (Muir) Murray. Charlotte was married to Harvey Edward Maedel on May 31, 1941 in Valley Center, Michigan. He passed away June 12, 1988. She was a school teacher, she taught for 31 years in schools in Sanilac County. She was also a member of the Community of Christ Church (R.L.D.S.), in Croswell. She is survived by one daughter; Dellene (John) Savage of Sandusky, one son; John (Claudia) Maedel of Applegate, four grandchildren; Shannon (Paul) Morell of Sterling Heights, Stephanie (Adam) Lulis of Sandusky, Lisa Maedel and fianc Michael Koehn of St. Clair, Steven (Roxanne) Maedel of Applegate, two great granddaughters; Ellie and Megan Morell, one sister; Helen Lennon of Arizona, one brother; John Murray of Brown City, one brother-in-law; Wallace Jackson of Kansas, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Jackson. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Hacker Funeral Parlors in Sandusky, Michigan with Elder James McLeod of Valley Center and Elder Darrell Bechtel of Croswell. Burial was in Zion Cemetery, Watertown, Michigan. Memorials may be made to the Marlette Hospice Residence, or the Community of Christ Church. Arrangements made by Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.
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at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Sunday 1-9 p.m. and Monday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church.
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April 2, 2009. Age 57 of Genesee Township. Beloved companion of Linda Fann. Dad to Brennon Fann. Brother of Cathy Erickson (Bert), Keith E. (Cheryl), Julie L., and Craig L. Dear son of the late John J., Jr., and Reah L. Chudy. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Monday 1 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Sunday 1-9 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. until time of Service. View obituary and share memories at:
CONLAN JAMES EDWARD
Passed away on Thursday, April 2, at Westminster Retirement Community, Lake Ridge, Virginia. Born December 7, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, he was a long-time resident of Michigan. Graduating from the University of Detroit in 1937, Mr. Conlan went on to play three years of professional baseball for leagues in New York and the Eastern Shore. At the outbreak of World War II he enlisted in the Coast Artillery, then became a pilot for the Army Air Corps, flying nearly 50 missions in B-25's and B-26's out of North Africa. He earned the Air Medal with Seven Clusters and the Purple Heart, eventually rising to the rank of captain. Mr. Conlan had a 40 year career in sales and marketing with General Motors Corporation. He retired in 1981. A Eucharistic Minister in the Catholic Church, Mr. Conlan volunteered extensively in the Detroit area. He was a Director President of the Board of the St. Francis Home for Boys. Mr. Conlan is survived by Elaine, his wife of 64 years; a son, James Edward Conlan, Jr. (Kathleen); four daughters, Maureen Reddy (Martin), Susan Young (Ronald), Mary Beth Girtz (Darryl), and Kathleen Conlan Foor (Don); eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His sister, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, lives in Dearborn, MI. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 10:30 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Woodbridge, VA. Interment will take place at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, VA. Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities USA, at www.catholiccharitiesusa.com. To offer the family condolences please go to www.millerfuneralhome.net
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Age 80, March 27, 2009. Cherished husband of 51 years of Ann. Loving father of Barb (Matt) Violassi and Cathie (Ralph) McKay. Proud grandfather of Matthew, Nathan, David, Jonathan, Anthony Violassi and Luke and Brooke McKay. Dear brother of Gordon (Pat) and the late Donald (Mary). A graveside memorial will be held June 22 at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. The family suggests memorials to CBN-700 Club, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463. Generations Funeral and Cremation Services.
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Carl Joseph Geller passed away April 3, 2009 at the age of 91.
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Carl S. Hearrington, 84, of Grand Haven, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Riverside Nursing Home, Grand Haven. Arrangements will be announcedby the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes.
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Carl V. Seif, 75, of Holland, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at his home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 480 N. 152nd Ave., Holland. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave. Arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Inc., Northwood Chapel.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
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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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Carolyn Osterbaan, 69, of Zeeland, died April 3, 2009, at Hospice House. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. Burial in Overisel Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to Zeeland Christian School or Hospice of Holland.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
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Catherine L. Potter, 79, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009,  at the McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility in Hillsdale. Born Nov. 4, 1929 in Pierceton, Ind., she was the daughter of Moody and Lillian (Bowen) Sleighter. Catherine graduated from Pierceton High School in 1947 and had worked as a bookkeeper for Allied Products Plant #4. She retired from Boler Industries. She was a life member of the Reading American Legion Auxiliary Post #360 and also belonged to the Hillsdale Moose Lodge, Chapter #564. Survivors include her husband, Earl Potter, whom she married April 14, 1990; one daughter, Cheryl Towers of Jonesville; two step-sons Michael Potter of Hillsdale, Randy (Arlene) Potter of Frontier; one brother, Scott Sleighter of Pierceton, Ind.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Her parents, one son (Steve), two sisters and five brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Reading Emergency Unit.
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HYRMAN, Charles J., "Charley" - Age 87, of Swartz Creek, also known to many as the "M&amp;M Man" went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12PM Saturday April 4, 2009 at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Swartz Creek, Fr. Steven Mattson, celebrant. The family will receive friends 11AM Saturday until time of Mass at church. Interment will follow at Crestwood Memorial Gardens, Flint. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Queen of Angels Church, for installation of an elevator. Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Charles W. Buck, age 86, of Gladwin, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Riverbend Assisted Living in East China, Michigan after a long illness.
Cheryl L. "Cheri" Othersen 1948-2009 Cheryl Lee "Cheri" Othersen, 60, Saginaw, formerly of Unionville, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009. She was born in Cass City on August 17, 1948, the daughter of Andrew and Ruth (Jacoby) Houthoofd. Cheri was an independent insurance agent and was a member of the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce. She was active in and proud of her achievements with Habitat for Humanity and was a supporter of the Saginaw Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of the Moravian Church. She is survived by her father, Andrew (Oletha) Houthoofd, Jackson, S.C.; daughter, Angela Othersen, Anthem, Ariz. and brother, Terry Houthoofd, Akron. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth, in May of 1985. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Unionville Moravian Church. Rev. Clifford Randall officiated, with burial taking place in Wisner Township Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to the Cheryl Othersen memorial fund. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel.
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Cheryle L. Votaw, 58, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Morenci. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lake View United Brethren in Christ Church, Merry Lake, with Pastors Stephen E. Smith and Travis Ambrose officiating. Burial will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer.
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Cole Alan Gittinger, 38, formerly of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, was tragically killed on March 15, 2009, in an automobile accident near his home in Taos, New Mexico.
DIMENT, Constance Ann - Age 75, of Grand Blanc/Flint, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services will be 1PM Monday, April 6, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation will be 2-8PM Sunday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's paper.
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March 30, 2009. Age 89. Beloved husband of Leona (nee Kubiak). Dearest father of Michael Dabrowski, David Dabrowski, and the late Ellen (Bruce) White. Loving grandfather of Sara and Joseph. Proud great-grandfather of Laura and Logan. Dear brother of Elizabeth (the late Alex) Rogos and the late Henry (Charlotte) Dombrowski. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile).
Age 82, of White Lake; passed away on April 4, 2009. Mr. Darga was a master bricklayer for over 50 years, working on the many commercial buildings in the Detroit area. He also was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, and served in the US Army Aircorps. Beloved husband of 63 years to Ruth. Dear father of Susan Rusiecki, Karen Darga, Charles (Linda) Darga, Michael (Deborah) Darga, Jane Darga, Leon, Jr. (Sharon) Darga, and Peter (Colleen) Darga. Proud grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 7. Caring brother of Maryann Neumann and Rosemarie Dinehart. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake. The visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Mr. Darga will lie in state at church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until Mass. Private interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home for the Friarworks-The Franciscan Friars and Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
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Monday 2-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to In House Hospice. Please sign the online guestbook at:
March 31, 2009. Age 97. Wife of the late Glenn. Mother of Melanie Deeds, David (Christine) Deeds, and the late Hazel Beth Deeds. Grandmother of Michael Brown, Sara Brown, Nicole (Timothy) Snow, and Lori Deeds. Great-grandmother of Zachary and Jackson Snow. She was a fighter for everything she believed in. She was magnificently curious about the world. She left an impression on everyone she met. The world will not be the same without her. Memorial Service pending. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gray Panthers, the Detroit Institute of Arts, or your local public library.
Beloved wife of the late Ernest Denenfeld. Dear mother of Lewis (the late Barbara) Elbinger, Douglas Elbinger (fiancee Judy Brysk), Reuben (Leah) Elbinger, Robert Elbinger, Yehudit (Yossi) Yeinan, and other children Rosalie Denenfeld (Kris Parnicky), Renee Denenfeld, Deborah Denenfeld, and Corinne (Roger) Holberg. 11 loving grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. SERVICES MONDAY 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, LIVONIA or visit
DOLORES EVE GOUGH FLORIDA Dolores Eve Gough, age 78, of Marion County, Florida, previously a Bridgehampton Township resident in the Carsonville area, passed away Wednesday, March 25, in her home after a short illness. Dolores Wisienski was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 24, 1930, to Frank and Katherine (Rumak) Wisienski. She married Trayton Junior Gough on December 20, 1950, in Deckerville. She was proud to be a farmer's wife and a homemaker who enjoyed being outdoors in the fresh air. She loved working on the family farm and tending her flower and vegetable gardens. Many of the thousands of citrus trees on their grove in Florida, she grew root stock from seed, then grafted and budded the many different varieties to the root stock and finally, helped hand pick many of the thousands of boxes of fruit each year. She took great pride in these productive trees. And the fresh squeezed orange juice was pretty darn good also! She was gifted at getting plants and flowers to grow. She would look for unusual and unique plants, propagate them from seeds or cuttings and the flowers that followed were always superb! She also enjoyed the Western and the Sci-Fi Channels on TV. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Trayton Junior (Jr.), two sons; William (Christine) of Bay City and Trayton John (TJ) of Paisley, Florida, a very special daughter-in-law; Koko of Altoona, Florida, five grandchildren; Wil (Stacey) Gough of Mayville, Cindy (Daniel) Vincent of Utah, Sandi Gough of Utah, Kristie Stone of Deckerville and Nikki LaRue (Jerry) of Summerville, Tennessee, nine great grandchildren; Ryan, Trevor, Tyler, Austin, Alyssa, Kyle, Gabe, Lucas, and Lana. She is also survived by many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dolores was predeceased by her mother, Katherine, father, Frank, her brother, Edward Wisienski and grandson Jeremy Gough. The Gough family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Cecil Hamill, formerly with the Sanilac County Bank, for his confidence in their abilities and his financial assistance by investing in Dolores & Trayton's Michigan Dairy and later crop farming operation. They farmed in Bridgehampton Township for 27 years. This eventually provided them with the financial ability to invest in their Florida orange groves where they have enjoyed living and working for the last 23 years in the sunshine of Florida's great outdoors. The family would like to extend their heart felt thanks to Koko for her love and care of Dolores in her final days. A celebration of life for Dolores E. Gough was held at the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home with Fr. Charles Hammon officiating. Burial was in Downing Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to
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Danny J. Bomia, 60, of Monroe died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at his home.
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Debrah K. Champion, age 48, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Aug. 19, 1960, in Coldwater, and had resided in Sturgis most of life. She enjoyed being outdoors and being cold. Surviving are her mother, Joyce Ryan of Burr Oak; father, Larry Champion of Coldwater; three sisters, Kim (Charlie) Guire of Burr Oak, Lisa (Randy) Haney of Burr Oak, and Dawn (David) Daniels of Hastings; two stepsisters, Lisa and Amy Coburn; one stepbrother, Jeff Coburn; and many of her extended family and friends at the Gemini House in Sturgis.. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road in Sturgis.  Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Doug Carr of Gateway River of Life Church officiating. Interment will follow in Burr Oak Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Gemini House, 1418 Rolling Ridge Lane, Sturgis, MI 49091.
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Dorothy M. Wilson, age 98, of Sturgis, Mich., and winter resident of Venice, Fla., passed away on March 29, 2009.  She was born on Feb. 15, 1911, in Chicago.  Dorothy resided most of her life in Oak Park, Ill.  She was active in many organizations including Infant Welfare, Friends of American Writers, of which she served a term as president, and several book clubs and garden clubs.  Dorothy had a love of words and was very well read.  Dorothy moved to her beloved Klinger Lake, Mich., in 1980.  She was her happiest when she was with friends and family.  Dorothy was a wonderful cook and many people were invited to her table where interesting conversation and laughter reigned.  Dorothy was an avid bridge player and played in several groups including a duplicate bridge group.  Dorothy was a member of the St. Joseph Historical Association, the Sturgis Garden Club and St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Dorothy had a special interest in Lawrence University which she attended and the University of Illinois Medical School where Larry, her son, had been a professor.  Dorothy possessed a loving and wonderful passion for life.  Her family and many friends will miss her enthusiasm, wisdom and graciousness.  She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Reed of Williamsport, Maryland; four grandchildren, Karl Wilson, Courtney Pena, Cheryl Landa, Kristin Sheffler and six great-grandchildren, Logan and Laira Wilson, Raquelle Landa and Andrew, Lauren and Elizabeth Sheffler.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Laird and her beloved son, Larry.  A service for the family was held privately in Venice and there will be a memorial service in Sturgis at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay Street, Sturgis, Michigan 49091.  Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements.
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GILE, Wis. -- Elizabeth M. "Betty" Morgando, 87, of 13 Park St., Gile, died Sunday morning, March 29, 2009, in Hurley.
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Ellen Esther Simerman, 75, of Camden Township, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at home. Born Nov. 10, 1933, in Myerstown, Pa., she was the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Eisenhower) Kline. Ellen belonged to the Camden Missionary Church and enjoyed the task of sending greeting cards to parishioners from the church. Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Hope) Gaskin, Quincy, Frank Shuster; one sister, Irene (Carl) Katzaman, Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, John H. (Erma) Kline and Harold Eisenhower both of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five husbands (Charles Gaskin Jr., Frank Shuster, Dee Hughes, Don Rupp, and Clyde Simerman) and four sons (Charles Gaskin III, Ralph, Jon and Roy Shuster). Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Camden Missionary Church with Pastor Brian Colby officiating. Visitation is scheduled Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment in Camden Cemetery will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Ellen’s family, c/o George White Funeral Home, Reading.
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Emogene  Reed, age 76, of Constantine, Mich., passed away  Thursday, April 2, 2009, at her home, following a battle with cancer. She was born in Elkhart County, Ind., on Oct. 24, 1932,  a daughter of  William and Mary Ethel (VanScoik) Schrock. Emogene graduated from Concord High School in 1950 and from Elkhart University as a medical assistant.   On July 1, 1956,  she married David Reed at the Florence Church of the Brethren in Constantine. He preceded her in death in 1982. She worked as a secretary at Harter Corp. in Sturgis and Middlebury, Ind., for 27 years, retiring in 1993. Emogene previously worked for Brethren Volunteer Services and for the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C., as a classified typist in operations research. She attended the Light and Life Wesleyan Church in Three Rivers. Surviving are her daughter,  Diane Reed,  Constantine; sons  Douglas (Gloria) Reed, Naperville, Ill., and Donald (Deborah) Reed,  Constantine; grandchildren Ben Reed, Joe Reed, Danielle (Jeremy) Howard, and Jessica Reed and  great-grandchild Ethan Howard. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Relatives and friends will be received 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be held  at 11 a.m. Monday at Light and Life Wesleyan Church, Three Rivers,  with Pastor Samuel Maddox officiating. Interment will be at the Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the missionary fund at Light and Life Wesleyan Church. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
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The next time you look into the sky and see the white steam trailing from a jet plane melting into a blue sky, or melding with the other clouds in our small stratosphere, you can remember men like Ervin E. Freimark.
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DANVILLE, Calif. -- Former Ironwood Township, Mich., resident Ervin Julius Romans II, 43, of Danville, and a sergeant in the Oakland Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Oakland.
Esther D. Mantych, 83, of Manistee, died Thursday, April 2, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
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for Fr. Fauser will be Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile). Further visitation will be held Sunday at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church from 4p.m. until the time of the evening Vigil Service 7p.m. Funeral Services will begin Monday with in state visitation 10 a.m. at the church until the Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. Please share memories at
FERRY MARIAN KELLY
died peacefully on March 29, 2009 at the age of 99. She was the wife of the late Dexter Ferry who died in 2000. Mrs. Ferry is survived by her son Mason (Mary Kaye) of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, her daughters Marian Ferry Williams (Gray) of Chappaqua, NY, Julia Ferry Hale of Portland, ME, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be private. Arrangements are being made through the Hamilton Funeral & Cremation Society of Grosse Pointe. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Historic Natchez Foundation, 108 South Commerce Street, Natchez, MS 39120.
Monday April 6, 2009 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral Service Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at
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Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 6 Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral Service Monday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery.
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Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.
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Frederick H. Jackson, age 90, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. A memorial service is being planned for April 11, with details to be announced.
List, Frederick J. Bay City, Michigan Mr. List passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Carriage House Nursing Home. He was born September 23, 1921 in Bay City. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the paper. gephartfuneralhome.com
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G. Pauline Gocke, 89, of Jonesville, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the Community Health Center of Branch County. She was born Feb. 1, 1920 in McComb, Ohio to Howard and Marie (Lanning) Clevenger. She was married to Louis Gocke and he preceded her in death in 1985. Pauline resided in Jonesville the majority of her life and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Hillsdale. Surviving are two daughters, Matilda (William) Riggs of Mount Pleasant and Saundra (Daniel) Dull of Camden; two sons, Louis (Yung Cha) Gocke of Houston, Texas and Howard (Elizabeth) Gocke of Tacoma, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jacqueline; a sister; and two brothers. Memorial services for Pauline Gocke will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Hillsdale with Brother Hayden Sutton officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Mosherville Cemetery. 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 www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
GEORGE CSIZMADIA CARSONVILLE George Csizmadia, age 91, of Carsonville, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in his home. He was born on October 30, 1917 in Detroit, son of the late George & Rose (Pinter) Csizmadia, Sr. He married Helen Vanyi on August 16, 1941. She passed away on January 3, 2005. George was the founder of the Csizmadia Pallet Factory and a farmer in Bridgehampton Township. He is survived by five sons; George Jr. of Croswell, Richard of Deckerville, David of Carsonville, James (Sue) of Deckerville and Donald (Jodie) of Port Sanilac, seven daughters; Helen (Terrance) Wilson of Deckerville, Rosemary (Wilbert) Goodall of Cass City, Joann (Jerry) Cook of Deckerville, Judy (Brian) Winiarski of Peck, Carol (Larry) Mitchell of Sandusky, Vicki (Richard) Wilson of Deckerville and Linda (Daniel) Pike of Anchorage, AK, twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren. George was preceded in death by a son, Michael, one grandson, Shawn, two brothers, Elmer &Louis and sister Bridgett Messman. Funeral services were held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville with the Rev. David Frost, Baptist pastor officiating. Burial was in Washington Cemetery. His grandsons were the pall bearers. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice. Arrangements made by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Six South Howard Ave., Croswell, MI 48422. 810-679-9800
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GILMORE LILLIAN BURNS
January 9, 1923 - January 31, 2009. In loving memory. We love and miss you. Your brother, Belford and all the family.
GORAL JOANNE M
Sunday 5-8 p.m. and Monday 1-8 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren. Rosary Monday 6:30 p.m. In state Tuesday at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Rd., Warren 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.
GOULD JOAN ELIZABETH
Age 75, April 3, 2009. Beloved husband of William R. Dearest mother of Mary L. (Luke) Bunge, Kathryn A. (Kirby) Leeper and Mark W. (Karen) Gould. Dear grandmother of Emily, Samuel, Zachary, Anna, Lindsay, and Ryan. Dear sister of Sally A. (Richard) Ruud and the late Susan. The family will receive friends at the Hope Lutheran Church, 39200 West 12 Mile Rd. (NE corner of Haggerty Rd. and 12 Mile Rd.) Monday, April 6th from 5-8 p.m. Mrs. Gould will lie in state at the church Tuesday, April 7th from 10:00 a.m. until the Service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fox Run Benevolent Fund, Fox Run Scholarship Fund, and/or St. John Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home (248-398-6500)
GROSSE BERTHA L
April 3, 2009. Age 99 of Rochester. Predeceased by Kurt, her beloved husband of 54 years. Loving mother of Rosemarie (John) Wing, Donald (Irene) Grosse, Joan (Douglas) Mack, and Walter (Bruna) Grosse. Loving grandmother of 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R. Road (S. of Hamlin). Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
FAIRBANKS, Gary Allan - Age 67, of LInden, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at his residence. Services will be held 11AM Monday, April 6, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Saturday and 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Genesys Hospice, Center for Gerontology or Heritage Hills Church. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
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George Edward Lambright, Sr., 69, of Hillsdale Township, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Bryan, Ohio. He was born Oct. 14, 1939 in Hillsdale to Clayton and Eliza (Bemis) Lambright. George graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1958 and worked at DCA in Hillsdale. His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, gardening, and waving at people at the corner of Bunn and Mechanic roads. Survivors include his wife, Pat (Bowers) Lambright, whom he married June 25, 1960; two daughters, Stephanie (Don) Hobbs of Camden and Linda Bryan of Hillsdale; one son, George (Connie) Lambright, Jr. of Howard City;  one sister, Virginia (Ed) Olyarnyk of Punta Gorda, Fla.; four brothers, Jerry (Sharon) Lambright of Hillsdale, Leonard (Nancy) Lambright of Hillsdale, Robert (Sandra) Lambright of Allen and Gary (Sandra) Lambright of Jonesville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Fred, Lawrence and Harold Lambright; and five sisters, Elizabeth Lambright, Edith Waldecker, Florence Russell, Lois Huff, and Ellen Ivenson. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church at 192 Spring St. in Hillsdale, with Pastor Brian Nutter officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the George White Funeral Home in Reading. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Geraldine A. Wagner 1921-2009 Geraldine Ann Wagner, 87, Port Hope, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on August 17, 1921 in Detroit to the late Frank and Bernadette (Flemming) Gallagher. Gerry and Jess were united in marriage in 1942 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1971. Gerry loved watching John Wayne movies and was an avid reader of novels. She was a mom to many young adults that worked on her dairy farm. She is survived by her children, Daniel and William Wagner, Della (Harry) Pareizs and Florence Wagner Burke; grandchildren, Daniel Wagner Jr., Jenelle and Danielle Wagner, John (Laura) Daniel Pareizs, Maija (Nick) George and Janice Burke; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Erica, Trisha and Elise Pareizs, Ethan Wagner, Jenna Hashim and Kelsie Marie George and brother, John (Mary) Gallagher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess; son, Jess Jr.; brothers, Frank and Robert Gallagher and sisters, Bernadette and Geraldine. Geraldine said her 80th birthday party was the highlight of her life, when over 100 friends and family came to honor her. She will be greatly missed by all. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A family memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Gertrude M. Yaroch 1911-2009 Gertrude Marguerite Yaroch, 97, Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. She was born on June 2, 1911 in Kinde, daughter of the late James and Mary (Prange) Rice. She was united in marriage to Frank Yaroch in 1929 in Kinde. He preceded her in death. Gertie enjoyed bingo, dancing, polka music, her flower garden and when her grandchildren caller her "Bussia." She was well known for her famous homemade banana cake with caramel frosting. She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Kathleen) Yaroch, Bad Axe and Michael Yaroch, Bad Axe; two daughters, Patricia Wells, Bad Axe and Judy Copeland, Bad Axe; ten grandchildren, Joe (Darlene) Yaroch, Diane Johnston and special friend Charlie Greene, Marvin Johnston, Lori Johnston, Lisa (Mark) Bartleson, Shannon Copeland, Tammy (Aaron) Talaski, Ashten Yaroch, Randen Yaroch and Ronnie Yaroch; eight great-grandchildren, Staci Brown, Dawn (Tom) Cupach, Sequoyah Copeland, Elyse Bartleson, Lilly Bartleson, Blake Talaski, Balie Talaski and Bradie Talaski; three great-great-grandchildren, Shelby Yaroch, Brittany Brown and Abigail Cupach; and several nieces and nephews, and special niece Della (Ignash) Zebrowski. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Frances Wassin and Kathleen Yaroch; four brothers, Joseph, Leo, James and John Rice; five sisters, Martha Rice, Hattie Kula, Vera Ignash, Agnes Murawski and Josephine Hirschelman; a grandson, Michael Yaroch; a granddaughter, Deborah Johnston; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Yaroch and two son-in-laws, Norman Wassin and William Wells. Services were held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fr. Rob Howe officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.
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Age 72. Passed away on March 26, 2009 following a long illness. He was born on November 15,1936 in Worthington, Indiana, the son of the late Flander and Annabell Hamlin. He attended Olivet Nazarene College before joining Land of Lincoln Insurance Co. in Illinois. He moved to MI in 1961 to become one of the original founders of Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Co. Paul went on to be one of the leading regional director's of sales for Hamilton. He served on the boards of John Wesley College, First Church of the Nazarene, Franklin Road Christian School, Church of the King, and president of the Taylor University Parent's Cabinet. He helped start an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan on behalf of Life Challenge and Franklin Rd. Christian. Paul was married to Stephanie for 36 years. He dearly loved his wife and five children, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeanna, Lisa, and Christy. Memorial donations to Life Challenge of SE MI would be appreciated.
HEARD HARRY EUGENE
His send off was in cadence with his magnanimous and cantankerous personality. He used his knowledge of veteran affairs along with his booming voice and imposing stature to act as a strong advocate for veterans, their spouses and dependents. And so, with great pomp and pageantry and a twenty-one-gun salute befitting of such a man, Harry Eugene Heard was laid to rest March 18, 2009. He passed away March 12, 2009 from injuries that he sustained from an automobile accident in his hometown of McDonough, Georgia. Harry was born June 7, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. He spent his formative years in Detroit where he attended elementary, middle school, and later graduated Northwestern High School. Afterwards his adventurous spirit led him to join the United States Air Force where he traveled stateside and to far off lands such as Japan, Korea, Europe and Vietnam where he sustained injuries and was awarded a Purple Heart. Mr. Heard also received many other medals, awards, and citations during his 20 years of service and retired as a Hydraulic Specialist with the rank of Master Sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force, he returned to Detroit where he worked briefly as a file clerk with the Department of Veteran Affairs in the Patrick V. McNamara building. Shortly thereafter, he was hired as a National Service Officer with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) where he retired with over 15 years of service. During this time, he also completed his education and graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors in Sociology. He later returned to his native Georgia where he was employed as a Veterans Representative with DeVry University. His final employment was with the Military Order of the Purple Hearts as a Field Service Supervisor. Harry was a member of many civic and professional organizations. He was a Life Member of the DAV. He also served as past Commander of the DAV for Keane-Rankin Detroit Chapter #1. He was also a Life Member of the Military Order of the Purple Hearts, Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Georgia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. He was also a 33degree Mason. He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, and drawing, but his greatest passion was listening to jazz music with a penchant for bebop. His interest in jazz coupled with military and other history, was evident in his record and film library, which boasted over 3,000 tapes. Harry was a tireless advocate in his pursuit of service to veterans and did so after retirement and until his death. Family, friends and well-wishers spoke of how their lives had been impacted by having known him. He was buried in his military uniform, resplendent with ribbons and medals, as he would have liked. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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of Howell, MI. Age 84, passed away on April 3, 2009. Stephen was born on October 28, 1924 to Stylanos and Evriclea Hiotaky in Detroit, Michigan. On May 5, 1946 Stephen married his loving wife Guinn sharing 62 years together. Stephen fought for our country as a WWII Bomber Pilot; he was a Mason and a member of St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Detroit. He is survived by his wife Guinn of Howell; children, Vicki (Jim) Vichich of Brighton, Stephen (Debbie) Heotaky of GA; grandchildren, Michael Vichich (Jen Burr), Alexander Heotaky (Ashley Coleman); brothers, Jeff (Helen) Hiotaky and Bill (Teena) Hiotaky, sister, Soph (George) Paron. Preceding Stephen in death are his grandchildren, Christopher Heotaky and Kristin Vichich. A Healing Farewell will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel. In Lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society and The Spina Bifida Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home on Monday, April 6, 2009, 4-8 PM where the family will gather with friends. Please leave a message of comfort to Stephen's family by calling 877-231- 7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
HILL VIOLA M
Age 92 April 2, 2009 of Dearborn. Beloved wife of the late James. Dearest mother of Bethany (Trevor) Williams and Carol (Dale) Kramer. Dear grandmother of Amy, Joshua and Jeremy. Services were held at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Memorials suggested to Alzheimer's Association. www.howepeterson.com
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Harold D. Sosinski, age 91, of Bronson, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Sturgis Hospital. He had been in failing health. Harold was born Sept. 23, 1917 in Bronson, son of Stephen J. and Mary Magdalene (Herman) Sosinski and was a lifelong Bronson area resident. On Sept. 23, 1944, he married Anna Lemanski in St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson. For 30 years, Harold worked at the former L A Darling Company, then another 10 years at the former Bronson Plastics, retiring in 1982. After his retirement, he stayed busy for the next 25 years as a local electrician, plumber and welder. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Harold was a life long member of St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church, where he served as usher for 57 years. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus in Bronson for 66 years and a member of the Sacred Heart Society. He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and playing cards. Harold always shared the fruits of his garden labor with family, friends and neighbors. Surviving are Anna, his wife of 64 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Heffernan of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; his sons and daughters-in-law, Benedict and Lillian Sosinski of Jackson, James and Teresa Sosinski of Jackson, Alan and Carlene Sosinski of Bronson, and son Kenneth Sosinski of Madison, Wisc.; 20 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; his sister Ruth Buccellato of Allen Park; his brother Leonard (Marie) Sosinski of Woodstock, Ill.; his half-brother Francis Dietrich of Ossian, Ind. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence O’Shea and Stella Condon, his two half-sisters Mary Ann Dietrich and Alphia Kilp and two brothers Marion Sosinski and Joseph Sosinski. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Prayers before Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kolcz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Kolcz Funeral Home from 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations are suggested to be used according to the wishes of the family.
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Harold D. Sosinski, age 91, of Bronson, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the Sturgis Hospital. He had been in failing health. Harold was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Bronson, son of Stephen J. and Mary Magdalene (Herman) Sosinski and was a lifelong Bronson area resident. On Sept. 23, 1944, he married Anna Lemanski in St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson. For 30 years, Harold worked at the former L A Darling Company, then another 10 years at the former Bronson Plastics, retiring in 1982. After his retirement, he stayed busy for the next 25 years as a local electrician, plumber and welder. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Harold was a life long member of St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church where he served as usher for 57 years. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus in Bronson for 66 years and a member of the Sacred Heart Society. He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and playing cards. Harold always shared the fruits of his garden labor with family, friends and neighbors. Surviving are Anna, his wife of 64 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Heffernan of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; his sons and daughters-in-law, Benedict and Lillian Sosinski of Jackson, James and Teresa Sosinski of Jackson, Alan and Carlene Sosinski of Bronson, and son Kenneth Sosinski of Madison, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his sister Ruth Buccellato of Allen Park; his brother Leonard (Marie) Sosinski of Woodstock, Ill.; his half-brother Francis Dietrich of Ossian, Ind. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence O’Shea and Stella Condon; his two half-sisters, Mary Ann Dietrich and Alphia Kiet; and two brothers, Marion Sosinski and Joseph Sosinski. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Prayers before Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kolcz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Kolcz Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial Donations are suggested to be used according to the wishes of the family.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Helen E. Luoma, 78, of 755 Midway Ave., Ironwood, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Ironwood.
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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.
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IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Helen Katherine Perotti, 84, of 103 W. Larch St., Ironwood, died peacefully Monday, March 30, 2009, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Living Community following a brief battle with cancer.
SIMMS, Irene Ruth - Age 79, of Swartz Creek, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, with Rev. G. Patrick England officiating. Burial in Plainfield Township Cemetery, Hale. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
"SHIRLEY" April 3, 2009 of Bloomfield Twp. Beloved wife of Lowell G. for 48 years. Dear mother of Lowell G. II and Craig S. Daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Hyde. Services were held privately. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (248) 549-0500.
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73, 18 year resident of Milford, died March 18 while vacationing in Orlando, Florida. Born May 24, 1935 and grew up in Royal Oak. Survived by brother Rod (Sharon) Jacob, nieces Lori Rubino and Lisa Glomski, and nephew Scott Jacob. Memorial Service planned, May 9, 2009 at the Milford Senior Center, 1050 Atlantic, 1-4 p.m.
JACOB PETER G JR
April 3, 2009. Beloved husband of Irene R. Dear father of Patricia I. Rohn, William J., Donald J. and Laura M. Sedestrom. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The family has entrusted care and services to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Canton 734-981-1700. Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
JONES CAROL JEANNETTE
Age 79. April 3, 2009. Beloved wife of Lloyd. Loving mother of Mark (Elizabeth) Jones, Leslie (Alan) Whitfield, Todd (Lani) Jones, Kyle Jones, and Megan Jones. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two. Sister of Clarence (Joan) Stoetzner. Memorial service at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Michigan Arthritis Foundation. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com.
JOZWIAK MAX W a
resident of White Lake Township, died on April 1, 2009, after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife, Vickie; a daughter, Janet (Greg) Martin of NY; son, John (fiancée Andrea Voss Megliola) Jozwiak; brothers, Chester, Norbert (Teresa), Erwin (Karyn) Jozwiak, sisters, Christina Dugan, Loretta (Russell) Wing and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Bovair and Ruth Ellen Jozwiak. Mr. Jozwiak was well known for his work with the New England Life Insurance Company, for which he has served as an Agent for over forty years, and for his love and support for Michigan State University and its Varsity Alumni Club. Max was a loving husband to Vickie for over fifty one years and a loving devoted father to John and Janet and his son-in-law, Greg. He dearly loved all his family, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and highly valued long time and new friends, treasured the many trout fishing times with cherished friends. He was totally dedicated to his Life Insurance clients. No one can deny that he was the most avid, loyal Michigan State University fan and supporter that ever was. His willing helpfulness and generosity to others was unsurpassed. Private family services will be held. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit: www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
JULIA ANN (MOSHER) DUBOIS NEW MEXICO Julia Ann DuBois, age 56, of Edgewood, New Mexico passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born on April 3, 1952 in Deckerville, Michigan to John and Julia (Csitari) Mosher. Julia Ann retired from GAO, Dubois Enterprise, where she was co-owner. She lived in Edgewood, New Mexico, formally of Deckerville, Michigan, for twenty years coming from Denver, Colorado. She was a member of the Lupus Foundation of New Mexico and the Toastmasters International. She is survived by her husband; Donald DuBois of Edgewood, New Mexico, mother; Julia Mosher of Sandusky and one brother; Charles Mosher of Sandusky, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her father, John Mosher and brother, Alex Mosher. There will be a memorial service at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, New Mexico on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Larry Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Lupus Foundation, 1217 Alemeda, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114. Arrangements made by Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505) 832-6130 www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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Jack M. Hartung, 80, of Clinton, Mich., and North Port, Fla., died March 30, 2009, in Florida.  Jack is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wanda; five children and eight grandchildren, Catherine Hartung, Kimberlee (Hartung) Claus and husband, Tom, children Eric, Dan and Becki; Carolyn (Hartung) Pearson and husband, Bruce, children Bryan Snyder and Emily (Snyder) LaFollette; Keith Hartung and wife, Lise, and children Sarah and Nicholas; and Jack Hartung and daughter, Nikole. Jack is also survived by brother, Doug Hartung, and a sister, Janet Rodgers; preceded in death by parents, Richard and Marion; brother, Ron Hartung, and sisters, Betty Meyers and Marcia Vovrick. Jack was a decorated veteran and served as a medical technician in the Korean War, for the United States Army. He was an avid horseman; in recent years, training and racing Standardbred Harness Horses in Michigan, Kentucky, Florida and Windsor, Canada.  He was also an accomplished entrepreneur and businessman, owning several businesses, with his wife, in the Clinton, Mich., area. Jack loved life, his family and friends. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him. Memorials will be held in North Port, Fla., and in Michigan (date pending). His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or online: www.tidewell.org; the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
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BERRY, Jean Marie - Age 40, of Linden, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 at home. Funeral Services will be 2PM Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, Deacon Ron Kinney officiating. Visitation will be 3-8PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family Online condolences or tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
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CHUDY, John J., III - Died Thursday, April 2, 2009, age 57, of Genesee Township. Beloved companion of Linda Fann. Dad to Brennon Fann. Brother of Cathy Erickson (Bert), Keith E. (Cheryl), Julie L., and Craig L. Dear son of the late John J., Jr., and Reah L. Chudy. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Monday 1PM at A. J. Desmond &amp; Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Sunday 1-9PM and Monday 11AM until time of Service. View obituary and share memories at www.desmondfuneralhome.com.
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Judy L. Hammac, age 55, a life long resident of Monroe, MI passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the emergency room at Mercy Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
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Sunday at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave., at Artesian, 2-9 p.m. Scripture service Sunday 7 p.m. Member of St. Paul K of C # 2632. Funeral Monday in state 10 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church with Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Sunday, April 5, 2009, 4-9 p.m. and Monday, April 6, 2009, 3-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Service Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in state 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11441 Hubbard, Livonia, MI 48150. Interment Parkview Cemetery.
Age 78, of West Bloomfield, March 29, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Donald W.; loving mother of Kraig R., Scott D., Todd D., and Brad L.; cherished grandmother of Ryan, Esther, Rebecca and Timothy, and great-grandmother of Alexander and Benjamin; dear sister of Arlene Walsh. Audrey retired as a school teacher from Churchill high School in Livonia. Friends may gather Saturday 1 p.m. until Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor. Memorials to University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor. Please share a memory at www.mem.com
KING IRA NELSON JR
April 3, 2009. Age 65, of Westland. Beloved husband of the late Janet Kinney-King. Dear mother of Tricia (Michael Hatch) King and Matthew. Son of Frances and the late Ira. Brother of David. Grandfather of Joel, Aidan, and Gabriel Hatch-King. Memorial Service Tuesday 3 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI. Family will receive friends Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.
KISTNER MARK S
Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at Noon at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to Metamora Fire and Rescue, 730 West Dryden, Metamora, MI. 48455. ahpeters.com
Monday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile), Warren. Scripture service 7 p.m. Mass Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church,18720 Thirteen Mile, Roseville. In state 10 a.m. ahpeters.com
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Age 83 of Big Rapids formerly of Dearborn died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at St. Paul Campus Parish, 1 Damascus Rd., Big Rapids, with visitation two hours prior to service. A full obituary is available online at daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com
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Kathaleen E. Nelson, age 92, of Zeeland, formerly of Saugatuck, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Providence Nursing Home, Zeeland. Private family services will be held, memorials may be given to the Harbor Humane Society. Arrangements are by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home.     Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
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Katherine Geiger, 94, of Quincy, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Drew’s Place in Coldwater. She was born July 24, 1914 in Chicago, Ill., to William Geiger and Morstella Kotelman. For many years, Katherine was a volunteer at the Community Health Center of Branch County. She loved nature and enjoyed watching and feeding the birds as well as gardening and traveling. A former school teacher in Chicago, she will be remembered as a very caring educator who helped change the lives of many young students.  She will be sadly missed by her sister Ruth Weise of Chicago, Ill.; brother William (Marjorie) Geiger of Quincy; nieces Karen (Randy) King of Chicago, Ill., Sharon (Warren) Runyan of Reading and Judy Speer of Battle Creek; nephews Jim (Donna) Weise of Chicago, Ill. and Robert (Becky) Fenner of Brighton, Colo.; four great-nephews, two great-nieces and a very special friend, Joyce Gawne of Quincy. Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, with Pastor Don Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy. Visitation is scheduled Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Keith LaMarre Brown, 76, passed on peacefully in his home on April 1, 2009. Keith was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Hillsdale to Albert N. and Marion DeGraff Brown. His wife of 54 years, Christine Crotty Brown, and his children Vern, Elizabeth, and Dwight survive him. He was a member of the Christian Science Church and served in many capacities including Second Reader. A lifelong farmer, Keith grew up as the fifth generation on his family farm on Brown Road in Moscow Township. He attended Jonesville Schools, and graduated from Michigan State College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in animal science and a master’s degree in animal nutrition. In 1953 he traveled to Nigeria with International Farm Youth Exchange, IFYE, as a 4-H ambassador. He served on the first Kellogg Farmer Study Group. In 1954 he married his high school sweetheart, Christine Crotty, and they moved to Virginia where Keith served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He raised registered Holsteins, Percheron draft horses, Shetland sheep and Duroc hogs for seven decades on Brownson Farms. In 1985 the family farm was designated a sesquicentennial farm – 150 years old. He and Christine operated Horse and Carriage Bed and Breakfast out of their home. He worked for congressmen Nick Smith and Tim Walberg. He served his community on the school board, township board, Lions Club and as President of Hillsdale County Fair Board. He served the state in his work with Michigan Holstein Association, Michigan Animal Breeders Cooperative and Michigan Centennial Farm Association. He made friends wherever he went, and cherished his family, friends, and animals. He loved to read, travel, and take RV trips to visit his grandchildren. He is survived by his son Vern (Valeria) of Jonesville; daughter, Elizabeth (Greg Britz) of Chapel Hill, N.C.; son Dwight (Kathy) of Berne, N.Y.; sister Mary Lou (John) Tanton of Petoskey; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services for Keith L. Brown will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jonesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Craig Pahl and Mrs. Patricia Meyer officiating. Private family interment will take place at Moscow Plains Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation 2-4 and 6-8  p.m. Friday at the Jonesville United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home, Jonesville The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hillsdale County Fair. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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Kenneth K. Finzel, age 75, of Monroe MI, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2:40 a.m. in his home. Ken had been seriously ill for the past 3 weeks.
SPIEGEL - Konrad Nicholas Spiegel, aged 40, entered eternal life on Saturday, March 28, 2009 lovingly surrounded by his parents, Shirley and Dick and brothers, Stephen and James Spiegel. On Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m., a Vigil Service will take place at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft Ave. A Funeral Mass will be held at the church on Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in the Easter Sunday issue of the Grand Rapids Press. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please consider "Gift of Life" so others may live! Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com. Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf
LAWSON ROBERT A
will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Sunday 3-9 pm, Monday 12-9 pm and Tuesday at St.John Lutheran Church of Fraser from 10:30 am till time of funeral at 11 am. Memorials to the church, Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers or Fraser Lions Club appreciated. Share memories at: www.faulmannwalsh.com
78 years old, passed away March 27, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona. Loving husband of Geraldine. Dear father of 10 children, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Ted was originally from Rochester, Michigan and worked for GM Tech Center. To leave a condolence please visit www.vistosomemorialchapel.com or call (520)544-2285.
Monday 12 p.m. at St. Christopher Church until time of Mass at 12:30 p.m.
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Larry V. Beem, 69, of Camden Township, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Community Hospital in Bryan, Ohio.  He was born Nov. 13, 1939 in Hillsdale to Derwood and Mary (Shaffer) Beem. Larry graduated from Camden-Frontier High School in 1957 and had been a truck driver for ATL (now Continental Express) for 35 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, playing horseshoes and camping. Larry belonged to the Fremont, Ind. Moose Lodge #2387 and had held the offices of Governor and Chaplain. He was also a member of the NRA, American Fisherman’s Club and he loved helping with breakfasts at the Montgomery American Legion.  On Sept. 11, 1971, he married Edith (Long) and she preceded him in death in 2004. Survivors include daughter Lorrie (Michael) Beard of Ypsilanti, son Richard (Sonya) Beem of Montgomery, sister Linda (Ernie) Ash of Reading, brother Lynn (Stephanie) Beem of Reading and five grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents and one son, Tim Beem. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Ron Green officiating. Interment will follow in Berg Cemetery, Montgomery. Visitation is scheduled Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Mooseheart Camp in Batavia, Ill. or the Fremont, Ind. Moose Lodge.
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Lee Randall, 73 of Monroe, died at 11 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital where he had been since Monday. He had been in poor health for several years.
Leona P. (Karbowski) DeShano of Auburn passed away Wednesday morning, March 25, 2009 at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland, age 88 years.
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Lois Diehl of Chelsea, Mich.,  formerly of Flint, Mich., died March 31, 2009, at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Memorial Services to be announced later by the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E.. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, Mich, (810) 606-1300.
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Lorene Puckett, 86, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Providence Health Care in Zeeland. Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.
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Lorraine K. Faber, 79, of Holland, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at her home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Downtown Chapel of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 29 E. Ninth St., Holland. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
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Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening, needle work, and visiting with family and friends., Lou Wanda is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann (David) Sadro of Ubly, and Theresa (Dan) Hill of Bad Axe; two sons, Eugene Guza of Bad Axe, and Leon Guza Jr. and Karan of Bad Axe; and nine grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Sadro, Sarah and Kelsey Hill, Sloan, Kelsie and Darian Gross, and Rayne and Sommer Guza. Lou Wanda also is survived by her parents, William and Wanda Kipp of Snover; one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kipp of Marlette; and one sister, Betty (Dennis) Mausolf-Scharrer of Ruth., Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 in the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, with the Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe officiating., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Wednesday. Burial will be in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover. Memorials to the Family Discretionary Fund would be appreciated.
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Lyle F. Fitch, 84, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at his home. He was born April 14, 1924, in Hudson the son of John F. and Alta Marie (Flowers) Fitch. He married Vivian A. Wollett on April 30, 1949, in Hillsdale and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1982. Lyle retired from Bohn Aluminum in Adrian in 1974, after 24 years of service. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, avid hunter and dearly loved his New York Yankees baseball team. Surviving Lyle are three daughters, Evelyn Harris of El Centro, Calif., Joyce (Pete) Rebisz of Chula Vista, Calif. and his caregiver for the past 27 years, Tammy (Tim) Jewell of Hudson; two sons, Robert (Ellen) Fitch of Cement City and Don (Tamara) Fitch of Hudson; four grandchildren, Gregory, Renee, Brandy and Johnathan; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kelsey, Emerson, Alexander and Kendall; and one sister, Pauline Betzer of Osseo. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Josephine Ford and Ida Borton; and two brothers, Charles and Paul Fitch. Funeral services for Lyle will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Clyde Wonders officiating. Military interment by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be from 2-4  and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of donor's choice.
MITCHELL DORIS CATHERINE
will be Sunday, April 5 from 2-6 p.m. at The Harry J. Will Funeral Home (Lents Chapel), 34567 Michigan Avenue, Wayne, Michigan. A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Wayne, 2 Towne Square, Wayne, MI on Monday, April 6. In state at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Doris Mitchell to the Karmanos Ovarian Cancer Center, 4100 John R, Detroit, MI 48201.
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Margaret E. Samons, 60, of Dundee died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in her home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.
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Margaret G. Helbach, 75, of Holland, formerly of Fennville, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at Heartland of Holland. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Chappell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pearl Cemetery Clyde Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
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Margaret R. Stanifer, 82, of Monroe passed away Saturday, April 4 at 2 a.m. in Fountain View of Monroe.
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MARENISCO, Mich. -- Mary Bernice "Mae" Knaack, 90, a lifelong resident of Marenisco, passed away Monday evening, March 30, 2009, in Wakefield.
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Mary Cetola, 96, died peacefully April 1, 2009, in her apartment at Grand Court. She was born Mary Tihonchik in Bridgeport, Conn. In 1939 she married Henry A. Cetola who preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her son, Hank, and daughter-in-law, Kathie Duckworth; three grandchildren, Joe (Tricia) Waeschle of Livonia, Mich., Jenny (Keith) Kindred of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Katie Waeschle of Bluffton, S.C.; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Rachel Kindred; a sister, Olga Dumas, and a sister-in-law, Ida Cetola, both of Bridgeport, Conn. As per her request, cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home with a memorial planned for the future.  She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends at Grand Court. Those wishing to may make a memorial donation to the Adrian Community Preschool, P.O. Box 64, Adrian, MI 49221 or  Hospice of Lenawee, 415 Mill Road, Adrian, MI 49221, or by picking up an envelope at Wagley Funeral Home.
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.
Maxine E. Wiergowski 1927-2009 Maxine E. Wiergowski, 81, Akron, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009. She was born in Gilford Township on July 7, 1927, daughter of Austin and Hazel (Reid) Houghteling. She married Robert Wiergowski on December 11, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2002. Maxine was a member of American Legion Post #421 Auxiliary and of Fairgrove VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed auto racing, country music and watching TV soaps. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Robert (Tammy), Akron; grandchildren, Kyle (Amanda), Bay City and Allison Wiergowski, Akron; great-granddaughter, Kallie Wiergowski; sisters, Goldie Weber, Akron and Wilma Wagner, Fairgrove; and brother-in-law, Harold Wiergowski, Reese. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin, Clare, Ernie and Jack Houghteling and son-in-law, Frank Weber. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Unionville Funeral Chapel. Kyle Wiergowski officiated, with burial taking place in Wisner Township Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the A-C-W ambulance service. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel, Unionville.
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Ortell, Maxine J., Milan, Michigan, age 84, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Saline Evangelical Home.
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Michael C. Wilder, age 54, of Three Rivers, Mich., went home Thursday, April 2, 2009, following a seven year battle with cancer.  He was born in Saint Thomas, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 24, 1954, a son of Donald Percey and Sheilah (Ryder) Wilder.  Michael graduated from Glen Oaks Community College and was a journeyman electrician. He had been employed at Dayco in Three Rivers, Lear Plastics in Mendon, and most recently at Eaton Manufacturing in Three Rivers.  He was married to Sherri Kurzawski in Sturgis in 1982; they were divorced in 1998. Michael was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Goshen. He enjoyed restoring old cars, sailing, hunting, fishing, and golf.  He had a special love of music and played several instruments. Michael is survived by three children, Jeffery Wilder and Jessica Wilder both of Colon, and John Wilder (Ann) of Saint Thomas, Ontario;  his mother, Sheilah Sears of Three Rivers; a sister, Dyana Higley (Dana) of Three Rivers; his fiancee, Jane Hoover of Goshen, Ind.; and by extended family in England.  He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wilder; two brothers, Hugh and David Wilder; his stepfather, Harry Sears; and a niece, Carrie Wilder. Cremation has been conducted.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. April 14 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, with the Rev. Father, Chris Smith, pastor of Saint John’s Catholic Church in Goshen, officiating.  Interment will be in South Park Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Relay for Life.  Online register and condolences are at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.
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2-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday with a Prayer service at 5 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd.) Warren. Instate at St. Sharbel Maronite Church, 31601 Schoenherr, Monday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10 a.m. ahpeters.com
NIBBELINK W FRED
91 of Harbor Springs and formerly of Dearborn, passed away April 1, 2009 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Fred is survived by his wife of 67 years, VaLaura and four children Dwight, Kristine, Patricia, and Randall. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 4th at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey. Friends may share condolences at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com
NICOLAY JO ANNE
Sunday 1 p.m. until time of Service 7:30 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jo Anne Nicolay Foundation, c/o S. Gary Spicer, Trustee, 16845 Kercheval, Suite 5, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230.
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Naomi R. Steffey, 98, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early March 3, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 20, 1911, in Decatur, Ind., a daughter to the late Edward Edwin and Edith (Dean) Gilbert. Naomi had resided in Sturgis since 1951 coming from Bronson, Mich. She retired from the American Red Cross following many years of dedicated service and employment as office manager of the Sturgis and Centreville offices. Prior to joining the Red Cross she had been employed several years as a floor lady at M&R Laboratories in Sturgis. She was a member of the Sturgis Church of Christ and was a staunch Democrat. She is survived by one son, R. Dean Amos of East Windsor, Conn.; three grandchildren, Joel David Amos of San Diego, Calif., Lauri Jean Warble of St. Louis, Mo., and Lindy Arpante of Brooklyn, NY; two nephews, David Morse of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dennis Morse of Jenison, Mich. Her parents; one brother; and one sister preceded her in death. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Naomi Steffey will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sturgis Church of Christ, 900 N. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI. Pastor Dennis Wheeler will officiate. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Steffey’s memory consider the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.
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BESSEMER, Mich. -- Norma J. (Plochocki) Evsich, 84, of Bessemer, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Ironwood.
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Officer Gary Fortner, 38, of Monroe passed away March 31, 2009 at 12:58 a.m.
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Orin W. ‘Pops’ Evans, age 87, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 3, 2009, at Thurston Woods Villa. Orin was born June 18, 1921, in Beaver Dam, Wis., a son of the late Robert and Louise (Gadson) Evans. Early in life, Orin lived in Beaver Dam.  He had lived most all of his adult life in Burr Oak and Sturgis. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1947 during World War II. He married Helen Dunn; this marriage ended in divorce. He later married Dessie (Peggy) Carpenter. She preceded him in death in 1997. Orin had worked for Tube Fabrication in Sturgis, for the Klinger Lake Country Club and had also been the dog warden for Sturgis. He loved going to the fair, listing to Hank Williams music, being with his family and grandchildren. He was a handyman and enjoyed helping others.  Orin was an avid Jeff Gordon fan.  We’ll miss his great sense of humor. He is survived by two sons, Lee R. (Mary Jo) Evans of Bronson and Orin C. (Pam) Evans of Sturgis,; two stepsons, George (Thelma)Wonders of Bronson and Robert & (Shirley) Wonders of Sturgis; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Donald Wonders. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Orin W. Evans will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Shoup officiating.  A graveside committal service and burial will follow at Sturgis Memorial Gardens.
PARKER EUGENE JEROME SR
Sunday at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian, 1-8 p.m. K of C and Parish Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. John Bosco with Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
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resident of Birmingham, Al, formerly of Westland, and Auburn Hills, MI, went to be with the Lord March 25, 2009. A memorial will be held in Pontiac, MI, May 9, 2009. Friends and family can contact David Peddle at (586)924-1849 for details.
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1929-2009. Beloved wife of Joseph "Ken". Dear sister of Carl (Gail) Felker, Joyce (Ralph) Cavalier and the late Barbara Hickey. Sister-in-law of Betty (Frank) Remeika. Betty is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at a later date. Please sign the on-line guest book at: www.MeM.com
Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby), 54880 VanDyke Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Wake Service Monday 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday Instate 10 a.m. at Ss John and Paul, 7777 W. 28 Mile Rd. (W. of VanDyke), until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at: WujekCalcaterra.com
Age 91. Passed away peacefully at home on March 30, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Premo. Loving mother of Roger (Mary), Gilbert, Brian (Sara) and Gary. Dear grandmother of Roger, Karen, Alison, Matthew, Gilbert, Thomas and Melissa. Great grandmother of Lillian Premo and Luke Edward Primeau. Sister of the late Mary Buha. Memorial service on April 25, 2009. Tributes may be made to the Bloomfield Twp. Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.
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Monday 3-9 p.m. Donations appreciated to the Diabetes Foundation. Please share memories at www.temrowski.com.
Monday at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com.
GILLESSE - Paul Gillesse, age 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away on April 3, 2009. The full obituary will be in the Sunday edition of the paper. Call 361-2613 for information. Heritage Funeral Home
Pauline Prokopenko 1912-2009 Pauline Prokopenko, 96, Unionville, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009. Pauline Kitcho was born in Russia on July 27, 1912 and came to America at the age of 16. She married George Prokopenko on November 1, 1933 in Saginaw. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1987. Pauline was a member of Wisner United Methodist Church. She wad a home maker and loving mother, grandma and great-grandma. She is survived by three sons, James, Akron, Victor (Karen), Essexville and Ronald (Nancy), Bay City; eight grandchildren, JoAnn (Dean) Rasmussen, Alan (Sally) Prokopenko, Mark (Debbie) Prokopenko, Vickie (Chris) Zook, Jill (Michael) DeAngelo, Michelle (Jeff) Graham and Lori and Kristin Prokopenko; 15 great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Shane and Taylor Rasmussen, Kayla Prokopenko, Alec, Easton and Owen Prokopenko, Kenna and Ella Zook, Jack, Madeline and Mike DeAngelo Jr., Alexis and Amanda Graham and Siena Prokopenko; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Kotenko, Ann and Keith White and Lena and Joe Godoshien; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Kitcho. Pauline's family would like to thank the staff of Bay Medical Care Facility 1-West and the staff of Bay Regional Medical Center for their compassion and loving care of Pauline and her family. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Wisner United Methodist Church, Unionville. Rev. Fredrick Neumann officiated, with burial taking place in the Wisner Township Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to Bay Medical Care Facility or to the Wisner United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel, Unionville.
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Peter W. Boehm, 65, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind. In 1972, he moved from Germany to the United States.  He was a mechanic at the Volkswagon dealership in Sturgis, Mich., and worked at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange driving the bus and in the maintenance department. Mr. Boehm was born on Aug. 16, 1943, in Oelsnitz, Germany to Martin and Elizabeth (Bauer) Boehm.  Surviving are his special friend, Ruth Wilson of LaGrange; his mother, Elizabeth Boehm of Hof, Germany; and two brothers, Bernd Boehm of Windischeschenbach, Germany and Joe Boehm of Munich, Germany. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Boehm. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Miller’s Merry Manor with Joe Hughes officiating. Memorials may be made to LaGrange County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be left for the family at  www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.
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Phyllis Laraine (Lipka) Dunham, age 61 of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Dundee, passed away January 28, 2009 in Dallas.
Age 63. Beloved husband of Charlene. Dear father of Chad (Amanda) and Chet. Loving grandfather of Chad Jr. and Noah. Dear brother of Pamela and brother-in-law of Cheryl Pogue. Visiting Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btw. 6-7 Mile). In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church of Livonia, 17725 Inkster (btw. 6-7 Mile). Interment in Hastings, Michigan.
RITA EMMA F (NEE DORAZIO)
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Monday 2 -9 p.m. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memories to be shared at www.bcfh.com
ROBINSON RUSSELL P JR
April 3, 2009. Beloved husband of Gayle L. Dear father of Kathleen M. (Paul) Law, Linda L. Cinader (Laura Moore), Debbie A. (Gary) Fox, Mary K. Robinson, Rickie G. (Judy), Randy J., Raymond P., Robert P. (Monique Ulrych), Ronald G. (Heather) and the late Russell C. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother, four sisters, and one deceased brother. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.) Sunday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Monday 12 noon until 9 p.m., with Rosary Monday at 7:30 p.m. In state Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Bernardine of Siena Church, 31463 Ann Arbor Tr. (at Merriman Rd.) until 11:30 a.m. Mass. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
ROCHETTE FREDERICK H
Age 83, passed away April 2, 2009. He is the beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of David (Irene) and Diane, proud grandfather of Kevin (Cathy), Steven (Krystal), Jason (Jaimie) Smith, Kelly (Kevin) Brown and great grandfather of 10. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and Vice President of Comerica Bank for 30 years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 10, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 734-761-9320. Arrangements entrusted to Muehlig Funeral Chapel.
RUSSELL LILLIAN SCOTT
will be Saturday, April 4th, 1-6 p.m., with a Memorial service at 6 p.m. at E.J. Mandziuk & Sons, 3801 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Hgts., MI 48314.
Randolph "Randy" Reagan, aged 50, of Saranac, passed away April 1, 2009.,
Reuben Arntz 1928-2009 Reuben Arntz, 80, Harbor Beach, passed away at his home with his family by his side while under hospice care. He was born in Harbor Beach on November 21, 1928 the son of the late Reuben and Lena (Curtindale) Arntz, Sr. He married Elfriede Patajetzek on August 25, 1955 in Germany. She preceded him in death on September 20, 1965. On January 27, 1968 Rueben and Rita Maschmann were united in marriage in Bad Axe. Reuben served in the Korean War in the U.S. Army and was a life member of the VFW Post in Harbor Beach. He was a retired employee of Michigan Peat Co., working for over 26 years and was a former commercial fisherman in Harbor Beach. In his leisure, he enjoyed fishing, being with his grandchildren and was an avid Detroit Tiger fan. He is survived by his wife, Rita Arntz, Harbor Beach; children, Glinda Gilger, Columbus, Ohio, Gerhard (Ruth) Liebeskind, Harbor Beach, Waltrand (Ronald) Slusher, North Branch, Gloria (Nicho) Villa, Lapeer, Jim (Peggy) Arntz, Harbor Beach, Monica Hurd, Prairie Du Chein, Wis., Jamie Arntz, Harbor Beach, Leanne Arntz, Elkton, David Arntz, Elkton and Christie (Joseph) Karl, Pigeon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Schlieffer, Harbor Beach, Betty Bouchard, Harbor Beach, Eileen Mattice, Bad Axe, Shirley Arntz, Harbor Beach, Katie (Cliff) Crummy, Fla. and Jeanette Ransom, Ala.; brothers, Terry (Sandra) Arntz, Texas, William Arntz, Bad Axe and Robert Arntz, Augusta, Ga. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Weston. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach with High Priest William Wells of the Community of Christ Church officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until the time of services at the funeral home. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.
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Father Arthur Fauser, age 83, of Grosse Pointe, died peacefully at the Motherhouse of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [IHM], Monroe, Michigan, on April 1, 2009, after struggling with heart problems and other ailments.
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Rev. Kurt Michael Peterson, age 58, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from pancreatic cancer.  He was born May 25, 1950, in Lansing, Mich. Pastor Peterson was ordained a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on June 11, 1989. During his pastorate he served churches in Alpena, Midland, Trufant, Bridgewater Township, Monroe and Blissfield, the latter three churches as their interim pastor. Pastor Peterson was preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth and Ruth Peterson. A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Liberty Road Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1920 Lewis St., Ida. Those wishing to send memorials are invited to send them to ELCA World Hunger Appeal, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764.  Please visit Pastor Peterson’s Web page at www.niefuneralhomes.com to sign his guest book or leave a memory.
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Rev. Kurt Michael Peterson, age 58, of Saline, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009. He died from pancreatic cancer.
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Robert DeRidder, 53, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Milwaukee. Services are Saturday, April 4 at the Lippert-Olson Funeral Home in Sheboygan, Wisc.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
Robert M. Shagena, 82, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009.
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WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Rollen Lee Grayson Sr., 58, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, April 3, 2009, in Ironwood, with his loving family by his side.
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Roy L. Filley, 90, of Coldwater died Tuesday, April 2, 2009 at the Laurels of Coldwater. The service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Frank Snyder from the Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #52 Drill Team. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 2-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home. Roy was born Nov. 1, 1918 in Coldwater to Don and Lolo (Morehouse) Filley. Roy married Helen Reynolds on Feb. 14, 1948 in Angola, Ind. Mr. Filley was a veteran of WWII serving five years with the US Army, Company A 126th Infantry Division, Michigan National Guard. He served with two of his brothers, whom were both killed on the front lines of fighting. Roy moved through all the islands of engagement before he was discharged in 1945. Mr. Filley has resided in Coldwater for 13 years, after 30 years in Dowagiac. He worked at Bendix in South Bend, Ind. for 30 years, retiring in 1981. Roy was a skilled woodworker who made birdhouses and a variety of things from wood and he enjoyed making models of and collecting old ships. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed yard work, gardening and fishing . He is survived by his wife Helen, his sons Don (Ann) Filley of Granger, Ind., Jon (Cindy) Filley of Lansing, Roy (Shonda) Filley of Benton Harbor and Steven (Jody) Filley of Dowagiac, his daughter Connie (Jack) DeLand of Adrian, his brother Keith Filley of Coldwater, his sisters Opal Bailey of Dowagiac and Pearl Kloath of Allegan, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Roy was preceded in death by his parents and many brothers and sisters. Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post #52. Please visit www.dutcherfh.com to share a thought in the online guestbook.
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Ruth E. Carlson, age 88, former Erie resident, died March 28, 2009, in Sebring, FL.
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Ruth M. Culver, 102, of Hudson died Tuesday, March 31, 2009. She was born in Jackson on Oct. 10, 1906, the daughter of Roy and Ella Chivers. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown-Van Hemert funeral home in Hudson with the Rev. Samuel E. Wickard officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday.
at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memories to be shared at www.bcfh.com.
SAMUEL C. BAKER LEXINGTON On Saturday, March 28, 2009, quietly and privately, as he lived his life, Samuel C. Baker, departed from his earthly home to join other family members and loved ones. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, his sister Christine, five brothers, two nephews Charles Richard and Roblee. During his last hours, the tears flowed freely from those who loved him best and while there will be emptiness in their lives, the memories will remain strong, as was the man himself. His story-telling tales were entertaining, his laughter infectious, his appreciation of good food and especially chocolate pie well-known, and his interest in hunting and dogs more than a hobby. He was many things to many people. To his hunting friends, he will be remembered as "The Coon Man", to family members Uncle Charles, to neighbors simple "Sam". He served his country as a Staff Sgt. in the Army during WWII receiving many commendations and awards. He was loved by many, and is survived byone sister; Minnie (Bill) Trombley and his very special friends, Linda & Buck Lashbrook and Trudy, and two stepdaughters. His nieces and nephews were his family and to those who loved him the best, he will always be missed but when remembered it will be with a smile. Per his request there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements made by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington.
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SAWYER WINSTON (BUZZ)
died March 29 at his home in Detroit. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he joined GM after graduating from the College of William and Mary and held management positions in Norfolk, Washington, Detroit and overseas in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Belgium. In Saudi Arabia, Winston encountered his first Saluki, a native Middle Eastern hunting hound and brought one of the first Saluki to the United States. There have been at least one or two Salukis sharing his life since the early 70's. A charter member of Huron Valley Saluki Club, Winston was active in club affairs. Another life-long, abiding interest--- the automobile. He admired and collected classic Cadillacs and La Salles and served as secretary of the Cadillac and La Salle Club of America. In his youth, Winston was a member of the Norfolk Corvette Club and drove a 'Vette until recent years. Always the car buff, the last car he ordered, sight unseen, was the Saturn Sky, "because the styling caught my eye". Winston had a discerning taste for fine foods and belonged to a Gourmet Club for twenty years, often hosting dinners in his historic Detroit home. He loved to play bridge and was a collector and discerning connoisseur of antique silver and china. After retirement from GM, Winston volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul as an advisor for antiques. He also worked 10 years for the Downtown Detroit Partnership. A man of impeccable manners and elegant demeanor, Winston was the ultimate Southern Gentleman. A charming man who loved his Salukis, his Cadillacs and his cigarettes, Winston will be missed by his family, his many friends and his cherished Saluki, Anna. Born to Paul Heath and Dora Ward Sawyer in 1933, Winston, the youngest of 6, has two surviving sisters, Teena Hartung and Mable de Steuben. Three siblings preceded him in death, Evelyn Keefe, Margaret Ann Beaman, and Paul Clark Sawyer, all from the Norfolk area. He was the beloved uncle to five nieces and seven nephews. Memorials in his honor may be made to Huron Valley Saluki Club, 3415 Iroquois St., Detroit, MI 48214.
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April 3, 2009. 88 on April 27. She passed peacefully in the arms of her loving husband, Charles. Survived by children, Charlene, Dennis (Sharon), and Bruce (Christina). Dearest grandmother of Erik, Paul, Erin, and Elise (Bryan) Keiler. Gathering 11 a.m. Monday until time of Memorial Service 12 noon at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
will be noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville (989-856-3662) and from 10 a.m. Monday until time of the service at church. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Beloved wife of the late Leo Sheiner. Dear mother of Susan Sheiner, Joel (Patti) Sheiner, and Richard (Sheryl) Sheiner. Loving granmother of Daniel, Justin, and Julian Epstein, and Jordan and Alan Sheiner. Daughter of the late Harry and Anna Berkowitz and sister of the late Julie Cantor. Services and interment Sunday April 5 at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. For time, please contact HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622.
SMITH AMBROSE C
"SMITTY" April 3, 2009. Age 86 of Canton. Loving husband of Ruby and the late Dorothy. Dear father of Edward (Donna) McMurray, Susan (Albert) Damitio, Kathleen (Charles) Copland and the late Frank (Janet) McMurray. Step-father of Sandra Hunley. Brother of Kevin and the late Norman Urban. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. In state at St. Mary Catholic Church of Wayne Tuesday 9 a.m. until Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. VFW Service Monday 6 p.m. and Scripture Service Monday 7 p.m. Family will receive friends Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood, Westland. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com
SPIRO ROSE CATHERINE (NEE TASSEFF)
Loving, Selfless and Forgiving. February 3, 1922 to April 1, 2009 preceded by beloved husband of 54 years Alexander Spiro Sr. Passed peacefully at home in Northville, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Devoted Mother to Judith L. (Robert) Scranton, Alexander (Nora) Spiro Jr., Marilynn Johnson, Martha M. (David) Covell, Christopher (Anna Maria) Spiro. Cherished grandmother of eleven grandchildren, Kathryn (Michael) Stankey, Mary (Paul) Tiseo, Robert (Sarah) Scranton, RoseMary (Daniel) Taylor, Alexis (Christopher) Bailey, Christina Johnson, Erin Spiro, V. Timothy Johnson, David Covell, Alexander Covell and Niko Spiro. Adoring great grandmother (GiGi) to Samantha, Alexandra, Julia and Elizabeth. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Monday April 6, 2009; starting at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Orthodox Church, 19600 Ford Rd. Dearborn, Michigan 48128. Arrangements handled by the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (313) 278-5100. Memoral Donations to St Clement Orthodox Church. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
STRASBERGER MARIA ANN
Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn.
Age 83, March 30, 2009. Dearest mother of Cheri L. Sturgeon. Loving grandmother of Heather (Mike) Sulich. Proud great grandmother of Jonathan and Carley Sturgeon. Dear sister of Robert Smillie. Preceded in death by her parents Robert and Georgia Smillie and her sister Dorothy Stewart. Final resting place will be Parkview Cemetery, Livonia. Arrangements by Generations Funeral Services.
Sally D. Clute, 67, of Boyne City, passed away April 1, 2009, surrounded by her family in Boyne City.
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Sharon J. Snyder, 53, of 17932 Indian Prairie Road, White Pigeon, Mich., died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind., after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 22, 1955, in Angola, Ind., a daughter of George W. and B. Lucille (Steiner) Rummel. She was a graduate of East Noble High School in Rome City, Ind. On Nov. 17, 1984, she married Ralph M. Snyder in Kimmel, Ind. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2006. She was a homemaker, did house cleaning and worked with her husband. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Center in Sturgis. She enjoyed reading, bird- and deer-watching and Church Pathfinders. Surviving are a sister, Joan (Bill) Fleming of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother, Stephen Rummel of Kendallville, Ind.; four nephews; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; and two sisters, Marsha and Mary. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Farrand Funeral Home, 300 N. Kalamazoo St., White Pigeon. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Glen Middleton of the Christian Fellowship Center of Sturgis officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship Center or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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Shirley “Ann” Boyd, of Hillsdale, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born April 25, 1939, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of James and Augustine Hembree. She is survived by three children, Tom Brown, Ted (Tuesday) Brown and Susan Boyd; six grandchildren, Landry, Jessica, TJ, Norman, Courtnie and HB; one step grandchild, Michael and a very close friend, Marti Rice. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Roscoe Brown and Harold Boyd and one grandchild, Justin. Mrs. Boyd worked as a nurse’s aide for many years at three different locations, the Maple Lawn Facility, the Litchfield Nursing Center and the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She and her husband, Harold owned and operated Cambria Hardware until Harold’s death. She was a member of Hillsdale Assembly of God, the D.A.V. and she was a past member of the Salvation Army where she will be missed ringing bells at Christmas time. She was also involved in the Girl Scouts for many years. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Shirley Ann Boyd will be held at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Dennis Haarer officiating. Interment will take place in the Cambria II Cemetery in Cambria Township. The family will receive friends for visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the family; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Sister Mary Arlene Scott died on April 2, 2009, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 55 years of age and in the 17th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Mary Arlene was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to Robert and Mary Luisa (Smith) Scott. Sister graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received a Bachelor of Education Degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., a Master of Religious Education Degree and a Master of Pastoral Studies Degree, both from Loyola University in Chicago, Ill. Sister spent 18 years ministering in education in Adrian, Mich., Chicago and Maywood, Ill., St. Petersburg and Miami Shores, Fla. Sister was Director of Mission and Ministry for two years and Assistant Vice President of Mission and Ministry for eight years at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in January of 2009. Sister Mary Arlene is survived by her parents, Robert and Mary Scott of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; two brothers, Gregory Scott of Tampa, Fla., and Patrick Scott of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla,, and a sister, Julianne Cleary of Oakland Park, Fla. Visitation is from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009, in the Rose Room at the Dominican Life Center, followed by Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.
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MERCER, Wis. -- Stanley Kochajkiewicz, 88, of Martha Lake Road, Mercer, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at home.
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THELMA E. MOLL SANDUSKY Thelma E. Moll, age 91, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky. Thelma has lived in Sandusky since 2005 and was previously from the Lewiston area. She was born December 18, 1917 in DeGraff, Ohio daughter to the late Orla and Ethel (Eisaman) Garling. She graduated from the Lutheran Institute High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1937. She married Pastor Paul M. Moll on May 27, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death February 11, 1990. Thelma was a long time member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Port Sanilac, where she belonged to the Church Ladies Aid and also sang in the choir. She worked seven years for the Harvestore Company, typing and telegraphing in Fort Wayne, Indiana and also six years at Aunt Janes Foods in Croswell as a typist. She enjoyed being a devoted mom who loved to give and was active in whatever she could do to help. In her younger years she enjoyed her sharp shooting hobby. She also loved entertaining and serving wonderful meals. She is survived by three sons; Paul (Shelly) Moll of Belleville, David Moll of Benzonia and Phillip (Linda) Moll of Barrington, Illinois, three daughters; Judy (Pam) Moll of Wisconsin, Susan (David) Salowitz of Carsonville and Cathy (Mark) Bokach of Linwood, sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Theodore. Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Sanilac with Pastor Leo Thoms officiating. Cremation followed the service at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City with burial of cremains at the St. John Cemetery in Port Sanilac. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Sandusky, Michigan. (810)-648-2244 www.marshfuneral.com
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THELMA I. HAZEN MARLETTE Thelma (Heussner) Hazen, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2009. She was born November 13, 1926 in Snover, Michigan to the late Norman and Mattie Heussner. Thelma attended Marlette Community Schools. She married Don Hazen on February 2, 1944. They lived and raised their five children in the Marlette area. Thelma and Don enjoyed many years of square dancing and bowling. She was a wonderful gardener, seamstress, cook and loved to paint. She worked as a bookkeeper, clerk and was co-owner with daughter, Linda of The Country Crate for several years. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and served in many ways. Thelma had a great love of family and will be sadly missed by all. She is survived by her husband; Don of 65 years, four daughters; Lois (Ron) Harneck, Linda (Roger) Wilson, Brenda (Roger) Redmond and Kris (Bob) Diegel, eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, James Donald Hazen and brother, Leonard Heussner. Funeral services were held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Pastor Bart Mueller officiating. Burial was in the Christian Memorial Cultural Center in Peck, Michigan. Memorials may be donated to Hope Lutheran Church, United Hospice Service or the donation of your choice. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel - Marlette, Michigan, (989) 635-3658 www.marshfuneral.com
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THOMAS E. WOODS, JR. LANSING Thomas E. Woods, Jr., age 97, Lansing, died March 23, 2009 after a short illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Woods, Sr., long time residents of Port Huron and the Thumb District. Thomas was one of nine children born to their marriage. His father was a native of Ogdensburg, New York and his mother was Anne C. Kipper, daughter of a pioneer farm family in Minden City. Except for four years in Harbor Beach and frequent layovers in railroading, they were after their marriage, lifelong residents of Port Huron. Thomas taught in rural schools, Verona, Maurer, Kelly and Argyle of Sanilac, Huron and Leelanau counties, before employment for 33 years with the Railway Postal Service in the Thumb area, Detroit, Port Huron and Saginaw. Surviving Thomas E. Woods, Jr. are his widow; Lucretia (McIntosh) Woods, whom he married in 1941, four sons, a daughter-in-law and grandson; Thomas E. III, Lansing attorney, Col. Joseph C., M.D., retired pathologistfrom Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu, James P. co-owner and general manager of Universal Cleaning and Electrical Services, Inc., Lansing and Robert J., Executive Director of United Way of York County, PA, Judith L., Penn State York, one grandson; Matthew, son of Robert and Judith Woods, one sister-in-law; Mrs. Robert J. (Barbara) Woods, Paia, Hawaii, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his four sisters; Mary P. Woods, Mrs. Frances (Donovan) Twiss, Mrs. Josephine (Kingsley) Calkins, Mrs. Alice (Donald) Grossmeyer and four brothers; James R., George E., Charles P. and Robert J. He was a board member and first chairman of the St. Clair-Sanilac Child Guidance Clinic; president of the Michigan Association of Child Guidance Clinic Boards and board member of Mercy Hospital and Catholic Social Services in Port Huron. He was employed in the United Way movement nearly 40 years, serving as consultant in Sebewaing and in Sanilac and Van Buren counties, as executive director of United Community Chest and Council in St. Clair County and as planning director and assistant campaign director of the United Fund of Saginaw County. In Port Huron, Thomas served on the City Commission 14 years, including four as mayor; for several years, chairman of the City Recreation Board, and as a member of the City Plan Commission and St. Clair County Board of Supervisors. He was on the board of the Citizens League of Port Huron, forerunner of the Citizens Lobby, both committed to citizen involvement in government. He was the Lobbys project chairman and in that position promoted a six-year campaign for a tourist development at the Peerless site. Thomas was inducted into the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his services to community recreation and sports activity. In Saginaw, he was employed as executive director of the Area Health Education Center, an agency funded by the Veterans Administration to plan and conduct continuing education programs for health practitioners in 14 east central Michigan counties. He served on the board of Saginaw Health, Inc., and the Greater Saginaw Area Health Facilities Planning Council, and as a member of the county's Drug Abuse Council, East Central Michigan Comprehensive Health Planning Council and a committee on serving the aged. Thomas also served as supervisor of Saginaw Township, as consultant for the Opportunities Industrialization Center, an agency providing training and employment for the areas poverty population; on the board of the Office of Economic Opportunity and Saginaw County Volunteer Bureau, fund-raising consultant for Valley Lutheran High School in the Saginaw area, on the Community Action Committee, Model Cities Committee, as chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Mental Retardation and of the Intermediate School Districts Millage Committee, organized to promote a comprehensive center for the county's special education population. He was a member of the board of education of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, of its Human Services Commission and the project committee of its Campaign for Human Development. Thomas was a graduate of St. Stephens High School, Port Huron, received an Associates degree from Port Huron Junior College, a Bachelors degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a Masters degree in journalism from Gonzaga University. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Lansing, with Rev. Fr. John Byers as Celebrant. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Port Huron, MI. A burial service was at Mt. Hope Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Lansing, or to the charity of choice in Tom's name. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.palmerbush.com
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Todd G. Cutler, age 44, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his home. He was born May 18, 1964, in Adrian, to Alva Valentine and Shirley (Yount) Cutler. Todd loved to drive truck and was a driver with National Freight. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and socializing with friends. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Scott Cutler of Adrian; his girlfriend, Kelli Powell of Adrian; a daughter, Kim Dorda, and a granddaughter, Arper, both of Clay City, Ind. He was preceded in death by his father, Alva, on Feb. 8, 1996. Private Funeral services for Todd will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, with the Rev. Terry Redlin officiating. Burial will be in Raisin Valley Cemetery.  You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Todd Cutler. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
FLORENCE M. POWERS, 75, of Frankfort, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Traverse City. Funeral arrangements are pending. Jowett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Frankfort, is handling the arrangements.
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Valerie J. Wilkes, age 52 of Monroe, passed away at 10:26 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2009 at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. Friends may gather from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Merkle Funeral Service where additional services are pending.
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Valerie Jean Rankin was born in Monroe, Michigan on February 28, 1957. She was the daughter of George Rankin and Helen (Moyer) Rankin. Valerie attended Monroe Public Schools. She married Gregory Wilkes.
Vernon L. Laufer, 88, of Ludington, died Friday, April 3 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1920 in Franklin Park, Ill. He married Dorothy Pedersen in 1941 and she preceded him in death ...
• Vernon L. Laufer, 88, of Ludington died today, April 3. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
On Wednesday morning, April 1, 2009, Wilbert Fred Nibbelink of Harbor Springs, passed away at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey at the age of 91.
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1:30-9 p.m. Monday with Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home, 31730 Mound Rd. in Warren. Burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens in Clinton Township. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
WALTHALL LORAINE VIVIAN
Monday 4-8 p.m. and Service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Oak Chapel at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens (12 Mile at Novi Road). Arr. by Resurrection Funeral Home 586-412-3000.
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Sunday 4-8 p.m. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rggrharris.com.
WENTZ RONALD JOSEPH
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a Service at 4 p.m.
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Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Scripture service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In State Monday 10:00 a.m. at St Sylvester Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. In Lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to the Penrickton Center for the Blind Children, 26530 Eureka Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180 or the Charity of your choice. Please share memories at: www.Temrowski.com
WOZNIAK FLORENCE T
Sunday 3-9 p.m. Rosary 4 p.m. www.thayer-rock.com
Friday, April 3, 2009 10:53 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.
Warren H. Stultz, age 87, of Adrian passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. Warren is survived by his daughter, Shirley Maurer of Adrian; a brother, Charles (Virginia) Stultz of Avondale, Ariz.; a sister, Bernice Parker of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Byron (Kristie) Taulton II of San Diego and Tamaris Henagan of Columbus, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  At Warren’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, at Wagley Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service. You may send condolences to the family at www.wagleyfuneralhome.com. Contributions in memory of Warren may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.
Saturday, April 4, 2009 3:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.
Wilford A. Shepherd, age 65, of Adrian died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Aug. 9, 1943, in Britton, Mich., to Ray and Verbena Shepherd. He lived in Adrian for the last 37 years under the excellent care of New Horizons and Renaissance Homes. Wilford was like a rock to those who knew him: always there, always kind. He will be grieved by many. Wilford is survived by two sisters, Peggy Sanderson and Mary Hurley; brothers, Max Shepherd and Daniel Shepherd; nieces, Lynn, Kristen, Donna and Julia; nephews, Brian, Adam and Jeff; and several grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services for Wilford will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Dr. Daniel Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgeway Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home. You may send condolences to the family at www.pursefuneralhome.com/condolences.htm or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial contributions may be made to Renaissance Community Homes. Envelopes are available at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.
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William E. McMillin, 66, passed away April 1, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. He had been in poor health for 7 years and seriously ill for 2 years.
William H. "Bill" Burras, of Ionia, age 86, loving husband, father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
William Lawrence Longstreth, 71, of Brandon, Florida passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2008.
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Willy Tervoort, 88, of Holland, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at Resthaven Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Northwood Chapel. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 480 North 152nd Ave. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with Wake Prayers at 8:30 p.m. at the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Ave.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.
Xieng Pongrhimkham, 91, of Holland died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at his home.  A funeral service will be noon on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St. with cremation following at Rosedale Memorial Park and Crematory.  Visitation will be  6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
ZEDRO ROMAN J
Monday 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. at the Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke Ave. (S. of 22 Mile Rd.) in Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd. in Utica. Share online condolences, visit www.gramerfuneralhome.com
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of Waterford. March 31, 2009. Age 57. Dear son of Alex and Ruth Zsenyuk. Beloved brother of Susan Pietras. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Animal Rescue League. Online guest book at:, Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford (248) 674-4181.