Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Michigan Obituaries 4/08/09


 


 


 

ALEXANDER JANNIE J

Died April 2, 2009. Survived by seven children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one sister, one brother, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family hours Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. and Funeral Services at 11:30 a.m. at Inner Peace Baptist Church, 7500 E. McNichols, Detroit MI. Arrangements entrusted to Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, Detroit MI, (313) 892-8300. Public viewing Wednesday, April 8, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Caver Funeral Home.


 


 


 


 

Ann Pavlik April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:12 AM 

Ann Pavlik, 88, of Flat Rock died Tuesday in Trenton. Arrangements by the Flat Rock chapel of Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home.


 


 


 


 

Audrey J. Phillips 1923-2009 Audrey Jessie Phillips, 85, Sebewaing, died Monday, March 30, 2009 in Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City. She was born May 29, 1923 in Ontario, Canada to Albert and Jessie (Thomson) Miller. She married Donald R. Phillips on January 7, 1943 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2003. Audrey retired from Caro Regional Center after many years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and many of their church organizations. When Audrey was young and they first moved to the Sebewaing area, she enjoyed deer and duck hunting and spending time outside. Audrey enjoyed reading and visiting the library. She enjoyed quilting, traveling and playing the organ. She was a pet lover and took in many stray cats. She is survived by her children, Albert Phillips, Sebewaing, Holly (Steven) Bickham, Essexville and Dave (Sherry) Phillips, Fla.; grandchildren, Rebecca (Vincent) Neal, Stephen Richmond, Eric Richmond, Matthew Bickham, Mackenzie Bickham, Keri (David) Miller, Jason (Barbara) Phillips, Christopher (Jennifer) Phillips, Troy (Crystal) Phillips and Daniel Phillips; great grandchildren, Logan, Kelsey, Lana, Blake, Miley Sue and Shayna; sister, Barbara (Bud) Cruickshank, Beaver Island and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Kathleen Norton and nephews, Grant Cruickshank and Bill Cruickshank. A memorial service was held on Monday, April 6, 2009 in Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Daniel Hahn officiating. Interment took place in Silverlawn Cemetery, Sebewaing. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

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BANCHIU CHARLES 

age 82, a resident of Hartland, and former resident of Highland Park and Southfield, passed away on April 6, 2009. He is survived by Virginia, his beloved wife of over 55 years; daughter, Renee (James) Shasteen of Perrysburg, OH; son, Dean (Kathy) Banchiu of Waterford; grandchildren, Evan Shasteen, Brandon and Carly Banchiu. Also surviving are his brother, George Banchiu, sisters-in-law, Chita Pyle and Vikki Melton, many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Mr. Banchiu worked in Production Control with Ford Motor Company in Livonia for many years, before retiring in 1987. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, on Thursday, April 9th, at 11a.m., with The Very Reverend Fr. Laurence Lazar officiating. Friends may visit Wednesday 3-9p.m. Burial and Military Honors will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Thursday at 2:30p.m. Memorials may be made in his name to St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral. For further information please phone 248-684-6465 or visit


 


 

BOLLIN KIMBERLEY ANN 

will be on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Kimberley's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com, 3 guest book messages 


 


 

BUCK JOHN C 

Wednesday 2:30-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at


 


 

Beatrice Rita Grove

Beatrice Rita Grove, 86, of Gladwin, passed away March 31, 2009, at her home at The Brook of Gladwin. 


 


 

Begg, Edna Marie *

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Bernard Vejnovich

VEJNOVICH, Bernard - Age 87, of Montrose, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, April 10, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek with Pastor Susan Liddums officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 PM and Thursday from 1-4 and 6-8 PM. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Mr. Vejnovich was born June 17, 1921 St. Paul, MN, the son of Sam and Josephine (Brania) Vejnovich. He married Lorraine Lindow June 14, 1941 in Flint and she preceded him in death May 3, 1988. He then married Lillian Brookman May 23, 1990 in Flint and she preceded him in death January 12, 2004. He had resided in Montrose since 1990, coming from Grand Blanc. Mr. Vejnovich retired from AC Spark Plug after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 651. Mr. Vejnovich also enjoyed Square Dancing. Surviving are: son, Kevin and wife Cathy Vejnovich of Lennon; granddaughter, Katie and husband Joe Barth of Lennon; brother, Frank and wife Marianne Vejnovich of Flushing; sister, Mildred Clifford of Flushing; sister-in-law, Christine Vejnovich of Florida; step-daughters, Jeri and husband Ron Cooper of Montrose and Terrie Rohlfs of Illinois; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Gerry Nottingham of Flint. He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother, Sam Vejnovich, Jr. Tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Bertha M. Nietert

Monday, April 6, 2009 1:13 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Bertha Marie Nietert, age 94, of Colon, Mich., passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas. Bertha was born March 23, 1915, in Fort Wayne, Ind., a daughter of the late Edward and Minnie (Yake) Hessert. Early in life, Bertha lived in the Fort Wayne area, graduating in 1933 from North Side High School in Fort Wayne. On Feb. 20, 1943, she married Edwin John Nietert in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2000. She had made her home in Colon since 1995, coming from rural Sherwood. Bertha was a homemaker and also had worked for Magnavox Corporation in Fort Wayne and also for Research Molding in Mendon, retiring in 1971. Bertha had been a very active member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Colon, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. She is survived by a son, Ronald (Gloria) Nietert of New Haven, Ind.; a daughter, Margaret (Kenneth) Robinson of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Chester Hessert of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Bauman; and an infant brother, Carl Hessert. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Bertha M. Nietert will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Colon, with Pastor David Grimm officiating. Private burial will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Wayne. If desired, the family suggests memorials be made in memory of Bertha to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  


 


 

Bessie M. Spieth

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Bessie M. Spieth, 88, of Osseo, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  She was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Horton to Leon and Effie Belle (Town) Gleason.  She was married Sept. 1, 1979, to Loyal Spieth and he preceded her in death in 2000. Bessie was a former nurse’s aide at St. Paul’s and the T.B. Sanitarium in Jackson and Maple Lawn Facility in Hillsdale.  She retired from Jonesville Products.  She was a resident of Jackson prior to residing in Osseo, and a member of the Latter Day Saint’s of Jonesville. Surviving are six daughters, Lowanda (Harry) Bitner of Jackson, Tjuana (Harry) Horn of Bankers, Shela (Chris) Plunkett of Allentown, Pa., Brenda (Brad) Ruka of Holland, Serena (Ron) Sanders and Sara (James) Broughman, both of Hillsdale;  five sons, Darwin (Donna) Butler of Osseo, Byron (Tashia) Myers of Hillsdale Alton (Diane) Worth of Hillsdale, Richard (Sandy) Spieth of Petersburg, Mich., and Jack Spieth of Hillsdale; sister, Georgia Pettit of Arizona.  There are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Bessie Spieth will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Dr. Daniel Pann officiating.  Interment will follow at Roseland Memorial Gardens in Jackson. The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Beverley Jo Schultz

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Bill Pruitt

PRUITT, Bill D. Of Frostproof, FL Formerly of Kalamazoo Passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He was born January 14, 1942 in Wichita, KS to the late Daniel and Eulayla (White) Pruitt. While on leave in the military, Bill was united in marriage, on December 26, 1959, to the former Harriett Groen, who survives. Bill served in the United States Navy from February of 1959 until honorably discharged in September of 1962. He became a police officer in 1964 and dedicated his entire life to protecting and serving American citizens. He retired from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department in 1998. Twice, in the line of duty, Bill was decorated for acts of bravery; both incidents involved risking his own life to save a person from a fire. Bill loved fishing and hunting. He loved to occupy his off time with remodeling or car repair projects. He was an accomplished marksman and avidly spoke of rights and responsibilities of handling firearms. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior in 1978, and his love and study of God's Word brought about many beautiful changes and growth in his life. He shared all the Lord revealed to him with all who would listen, especially eschatology. He and his wife Harriet took a trip to Israel and the Holy Lands in 1982 and this trip was the source of many favored memories. Also surviving Bill are his children, Linda (James) Mickel of Homosassa, FL, Bill (Judy) Pruitt, Jr., of San Antonio, TX, and Chad (Alicia) Pruitt of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Steven (Shirley) Pruitt of Pittsburg, KS; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will take place Friday, 2:00 PM, at the Mt. Ever-Rest Chapel, 3941 S. Westnedge Ave., where family will also greet friends from 1:30-2:00 PM. Arrangements are performed by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. Memorials may be directed to "Operation Blessing" through the 700 Club, 757-226-3401. Please see www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences. 343-1508


 


 

Blanche E. Foor April 3, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:20 AM 

Blanche E. Foor, 85, of Monroe died at 11 p.m., Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe.


 


 

Blanche Eva Foor Dec. 10, 1923-April 3, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009 11:38 AM 

Blanche Eva Albain was born on December 10, 1923 in Monroe, Michigan. She was the daughter of Norris Albain and Belva (Larry) Albain.


 


 

CAMPBELL ALBERTA B 

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COLE CAROL A 

Wednesday 5-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Christian Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at


 


 

Caroline "Carrie" E. Gaiera

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.


 


 

Charles E. Billau June 20, 1928-April 6, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:02 PM 

Charles E. Billau, age 80, of Lambertville, MI died in the home he was born in on Monday, April 6, 2009.


 


 

Charles Frederick Kline

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Charles Frederick Kline, 84, of Midland, Mich., passed away March 21, 2009, at Brookdale Senior Living in Midland. He was born May 7, 1924 in Litchfield to the late Dr. Fred and Hilda (Smith) Kline. He married Lois Brown of Midland on May 29, 1954, who predeceased him. Mr. Kline graduated as valedictorian from Litchfield High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy from June 1943 through June 1946 as an ensign. Upon his discharge he attended Hillsdale College where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. During college he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He then entered the University of Pennsylvania obtaining his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He retired from Dow Chemical Co., of Midland after a long career in industrial management. As a young man he was very active in 4-H. He raised and exhibited livestock at a local county fair. His love of fairs and livestock continued throughout his life. As an adult he owned harness race horses, which competed at fairs and tracks throughout the Midwest and Canada. He served as harness racing secretary for the Midland County Fair from 1958-2008. He also served as director and president of the Board of Directors for the Northern Michigan Fairs and Racing Association. In 2007, Charlie Kline was inducted into the Michigan Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Mr. Kline had a strong desire to promote education. He was an avid supporter of Hillsdale College giving support to various areas within the college, including sponsorship of the Charles F. Kline Chair of History and Management, which is currently held by Burton Fulsom, author of “The Myth of the Robber Barons.”  He is also a member of the college’s President’s Club. He is survived by two sisters, Harriet (Ellwood) Janney of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, and Jane (Dr. James) Roberts of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Margaret Kline of Hillsdale; 10 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, James C. Kline and Thomas P. Kline. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., in Midland. Interment will be June 4 in Litchfield at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon following at Hillsdale College. Those planning memorial contributions are asked to consider Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale MI 49242 or Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY 41844. If you are unable to visit with the family in person, you may send your condolences through, www.waresmithwool ever.com  


 


 

Charles N. Watt

Monday, April 6, 2009 2:51 AM 

ONTONAGON, Mich. -- Charles N. Watt, 70, of Ontonagon, was called home on April 4, 2009. 


 


 

Clifford Earl Ray

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Cole Alan Gittinger March 15, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:56 AM 

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. 


 


 

Corinne C. Foos

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:58 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Corinne C. Foos, 83, of Coldwater, formerly of Toledo, Ohio and Hillsdale died Sunday April 5, 2009 at Masonville House in Coldwater. Corinne was born May 17, 1925 in Toledo to Isabel (Sharp) and William Winsler. While living in Toledo, Corinne was involved in many activities. Besides a homemaker, she drove a school bus, sold Avon for 27 years and after moving to Michigan she sold real estate for 11 years. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, especially quilt making, bowling, reading, and jewelry-making. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Sr. who died in 1986 and her son Laurence who died in 1999. Corinne is survived by her sons Mark (Sue) Foos of Coldwater, Roger (Karen) Foos of Sylvania, Ohio and daughter Kay (Mike) Napoletano of Toledo and sister-in-law Kathleen Partlow. Corinne also has 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillespie Funeral Home in Coldwater. Visitation will also be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home in Toledo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday  at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Toledo. Burial will be at the Resurrection Cemetery in Toledo. The family would like to thank the staff at Masonville House in Coldwater and Southern Care Hospice for the great care they have given Corinne. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Corinne's favorite charity St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Visit www.gillespiefh.com to leave a message or condolences to the family.


 


 

DAVID A. DAVIS REESE David A. Davis, age 49, of Reese, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 29, 2009 at his residence. He was born January 5, 1960 in Deckerville, to Wanda (Wintermute) and Archie L. Davis. He graduated from Reese High School in 1978. Dave and Pam (Knight) were married on August 17, 1985 in Birch Run, Michigan. Dave was a member of the Birch Run Moose Lodge #2426 and was employed by Materials-Levy Corporation of Saginaw. In addition to spending time with his family, Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the woods. He is survived by his wife; Pam, his children; Shane and Kristal, all of Reese, his mother; Wanda, one sister; Connie (John) Bowerman all of Deckerville, one brother; Greg (Brenda) David of Saginaw, one sister-in-law; Julie Davis of Deckerville, mother-in-law; Elaine Knight, one brother-in-law; Mark (Kheila) Knight, all of Birch Run. In addition to his immediate family he is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Archie, brother, Steve and father-in-law, William Knight. Funeral services were held at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home located in Reese with Rev. Ronald Young of Birch Run officiating. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements made by Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, Reese, Michigan.

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Daniel Ernest Filley

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Delmar Grimes

GRIMES, Delmar "Del" - Age 75, of Burton, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services will be 1PM Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp., Pastor Michael Kicsko officiating. Visitation will be 3-8PM Tuesday and 12PM Wednesday until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hospice or Central Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences or tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com


 


 

Donald E. Minor

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Donald Erwin Wood Lapeer Donald Erwin Wood, 75, of Lapeer, passed away Monday (April 6, 2009). He was born June 17, 1933, in Caro, to George and Ada Mae (Vrooman) Wood. He married Janet Semkiw on October 1, 1955 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caro. Mr. Wood proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the State of Michigan in a mental health care facility. He was a member of the Immaculate Parish and Knights of Columbus - 4th Degree. He was a member of the NRA. Don was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Janet Wood of Lapeer; children, Randy (Pamela) Wood of Manistee, Brenda (David) Jacobs of Grand Blanc, Melody (Nick) Liscomb of Adrian; grandchildren, Christina, Ashley, Matthew, Alexandria, Zachary, Bryan, Christopher, Derek, Meghan and Donald; great-grandchildren, Parker, Conner and Seth; sister, Jessie Mulholland of Caro. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ada Mae Wood; siblings, D

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Doris Kelley

KELLEY, Doris M. Of Plainwell Passed away April 7, 2009 at Bronson Hospital. She was born March 4, 1913 in Kalamazoo, to the late Louis and Nellie Peters. Doris was united in marriage to John A. Kelley for a loving 48 years, who preceded her in death in 1982. She retired from Cadillac Overall Supply in 1978 after 20 years of service as a seamstress. She was a member of the Kalamazoo Westside Lions Club for many years. She enjoyed her yard and garden. She also enjoyed working on many different craft projects. Surviving Doris are her children, Richard "Dick" Kelley of Covert, MI, Joan (Jim) Mallory of Kalamazoo and Jean (Eugene) Riggs of Battle Creek; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Andrew, Albert, Clarence and Donald Peters. A visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8:00 PM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. where services will also take place Friday, 1:00 PM, Pastor Kevin Smith, officiating. Interment will follow at East Cooper Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Kalamazoo Westside Lions Club or to Hospice of SW Michigan. Please see www.langelands.com for online obituary, directions, register book and condolences. 343-1508


 


 

Edward "Barney" F. Schubring 1929-2009 Edward "Barney" Schubring, 79, Port Hope, passed away April 1, 2009 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on September 2, 1929 in Port Hope to the late Edward and Martha (Zick) Schubring. Barney and Annabelle Thrusman were united in marriage on December 6, 1952 in Port Hope. Barney was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope. He was a musician for over 50 years, playing in many bands including the Barney Schubring Trio where he was a recording artist and radio personality. He was inducted into the Michigan Country Hall of Fame in 2001. He was a bus driver for the Port Hope Community Schools for 50 years, a member of the Huron Intermediate School District Board for 34 years and enjoyed farming. He is survived by his wife, Anne, Port Hope; his son, Steven (Debra) Schubring, Port Hope; granddaughter, Breann Schubring; four step-grandchildren, Jason, Trista, Season and Brandon; ten step-great-grandchildren and sisters,Norma (Ernie) Callender, West Bloomfield, Elaine (Arnold) Brown, Port Hope and Irene (Emerson) Pilaske, Port Hope. He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther and brother-in-law, Kenneth Iseler. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope. Rev. Greg Eilers officiated, with burial taking place in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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Elin Lois Johnson

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:53 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Elin Johnson, 55, of 817 N. Lawrence St., Ironwood, died peacefully at her home in the loving care of her husband, Jack, on Friday, April 3, 2009.


 


 

Elizabeth M. 'Betty' Morgando

Friday, April 3, 2009 2:50 AM 

GILE, Wis. -- Elizabeth M. "Betty" Morgando, 87, of 13 Park St., Gile, died Sunday morning, March 29, 2009, in Hurley.


 


 

Ernesto Quesada

Quesada Sr., Ernesto Bay City, Michigan Ernesto Quesada, Sr., age 80 years, died Monday, April 6, 2009. Complete obituary information will be provided in Friday's edition. 


 


 

FARLEY KELLY MARIE 

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Ferdinand Reisig

Reisig, Ferdinand Hope, Michigan Ferdinand Reisig, 95, of Hope, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009 from the Billings Bible Church. Pastor Steve Shangraw will officiate with burial to follow in the New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Reisig's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street in Midland, on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday's edition of the paper.


 


 

Ferguson, Anna Lee

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Frank J. Pieper, Jr. 

Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.


 


 

GAGNON GARY ALLEN 

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GARCIA VAZQUEZ FELICITA 

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GOLDSTEIN DR SAMUEL I 

Beloved husband of Carol A. Goldstein. Dear father of Aaron (Hillary Donitz-) Goldstein, Erica (Stephen) Jamieson, Sharon (Mark) Yergin, and Mark (Chris) Zrepskey. Loving grandfather of Nathan Jamieson, Haley Jamieson, Ryan Yergin, Connor Yergin, Kayla Zrepskey, and Taylor Zrepskey. Brother of Marvin (Nancy) Goldstein. SERVICES 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT MT. OLIVET CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com


 


 

Gary Culver, 56

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gary A. Culver, age 56, of Holland, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at his home in Holland. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. at Holland Alano Association, 201 East 39th Street, Holland.   


 


 

Gene Autry Reiff Jr.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:52 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gene Autry Reiff Jr., age 56, of Constantine, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 6, 2009, at his home. He was born April 13, 1952, in Three Rivers, a son of Gene and Shirley (Eash) Reiff. Gene graduated from Constantine High School in 1971.  On Dec. 24, 2001, he married Jackie Girardot in Constantine. Gene worked as a truck driver at Prairie Materials in Constantine and previously  for the Village of Constantine for 15 years. He also operated “Anything For A Buck” deer processing. Gene was a member of Three Rivers Eagles Lodge #2303 and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Gene also served as Santa Claus for area children. Surviving are his father, Gene (Sandy Dimmick) Reiff Sr.; sons, Jeremy (Daniela) Reiff of Constantine, Joseph  (Molessia) Reiff of Constantine; a step-daughter, Melissa (Brandon) Howard of Burr Oak; a stepson, Jimmy Connelly of Constantine; sisters, Brenda (Alan) Moore, of Middlebury, Ind., and Diane (Jim) Fisher of Arkansas; a brother, Roger (Darcy) Reiff of Constantine; a grandmother, Fannie Holcomb, of Bristol, Ind.; grandchildren, Joseph Harley Reiff Jr., Riley Jeremy Reiff and Faith Natalie Ann Waldron; and a godson, Troy A. Price. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Reiff; and grandparents, Joe Eash and Rueben and Vera Reiff. Relatives and friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine, where religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Barry Edds, White Pigeon Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be at Constantine Cemetery Constantine. Memorial contributions may be made to Eagles Lodge #2303 or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Gertrude Faye Reilly Sept. 29, 1915-April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:12 AM 

Gertrude Faye Reilly, 93, of Monroe, formerly of Ida, died Tuesday morning at Fountain View of Monroe. 


 


 

Gladys R. Schuette 1921-2009 Gladys R. Schuette, 87, Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Scheurer Hospital of Pigeon. She was born in Pigeon on September 19, 1921, daughter of the late William and Emma (Stueck) Voss. Gladys was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Linkville. Many will remember Gladys for her hard work and dedication. She loved to cook for her family, friends and Pigeon Lions Club. She is survived by her children, Ervin Schuette Jr., Caseville, Norma (Ralf) Dittman, Midland and Dr. Jane Schuette, Midland; four grandchildren, Rodney (Michelle) Schuette, Brian (LeeAnn) Schuette, Dennis (Kelly) Waters and Jared Waters; five great-grandchildren, Kelsey Schuette, Luke and Hannah Schuette, McKenna Barcia, Pierson Waters and a sister, Wilma Kovach, Owendale. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joanne McCollum; son-in-law, Howard McCollum; brother, William Voss and sister, Mildred Damm. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Linkville with Rev. Lee Wenskay officiating. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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Goldie Klein

KLEIN, Goldie - Age 93, of Flint, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Avalon Hospice. Services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Machpelah Cemetery, Flint, with Rabbi Yisroel Winegarten officiating. Contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel. Mrs. Klein was born February 5, 1916 in Flint, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Comac) Shapiro. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel and an active life member of Hadassah. Surviving are: sister, Bessie Feldman; sister-in-law, Dorothy Shapiro; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sheryl; husband, Lester; and brother, Reuben. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com


 


 

Gregory A. Watson

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:25 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gregory A. Watson, 61, passed away April 7, 2009, at home. Cremation arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 


 


 

Guy M. Cox

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Guy M. Cox, cherished husband, dedicated father and doting grandpa, passed away surrounded by family on April 6, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center, Adrian. Guy was born on Feb. 6, 1927, in North Adams, Mich., to parents Charles Roscoe Cox and Hazel Beth Ann Reynolds Cox. He and his four brothers attended and graduated from Addison Community Schools. Guy entered the United States Navy in 1944 to serve aboard an LSM 41. He was a Seaman 1st Class during World War II and participated in several campaigns in the Philippines and South Pacific. He was the ship Chaplain and Store Keeper. At the end of the War, he decommissioned his ship in Charleston, S.C. Guy has continued to stay in touch with his navy buddies at various navel reunions. He has enjoyed sharing his sea stories with friends and family. Throughout the years he has stayed in touch with best friend and shipmate Harry Bryson of Columbus, Ohio. Upon his return to the states, Guy entered Adrian College to study  in the pre-law program. He also became interested in a young woman, Juanita Mae Luce. Guy and Juanita were married on Dec. 11, 1954, at the Tipton Community Congregational Church, Tipton, Mich. Their marriage of more than 50 years has been filled with  square dancing, a neighborhood euchre club, church bowling leagues, and watching western movies. Guy was employed by the Tecumseh Products for 42 years. During his tenure there he was an active member of the Tecumseh Products Workers Union. He served as the secretary or president for almost 20 years. He fought for the rights of the workers and made many friends along the way. Guy has always been an active community member. He has been a Boy Scout Leader, Tipton Community Congregational Church member and a member of the Moose and American Legion. His latest project was the Lenawee County Landlords Association where he served as treasurer. Guy expressed his adventurous spirit by flying his Piper J4E and riding his Indian motorcycle. He enjoyed giving rides to family. Guy loved family outings such as canoeing the Au Sable River, sightseeing in the Colorado Mountains, and trips to Florida and Canada were high points for him. Guy is survived by son, Guy (Kris) Corwin Cox of Tecumseh;  daughters, Connie (James) Morse of Tecumseh, Cathy (Mikkel) Gammeltoft of Tipton and Cynthia (Scott) Upton, of Spring, Texas;  brothers, Burtus E. Cox and Charles Cox of North Ada He has 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Robert and Timothy and brothers, Robert and Laverne. A celebration of Guy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Tecumseh with the Rev. Keith Porter and Pastor John Deuble officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Township Cemetery, Tipton, Mich., with military honors performed by U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Team, Toledo, Ohio.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.pursefuneralhome.com.


 


 

HUSEK STEVEN J 

for Steven will be held on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and on Friday from 3-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Mr. Husek will lie in state on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, St. Dorothy Campus. Please share memories at


 


 

Harry W. Gale April 2, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009 11:39 AM 

Harry W. Gale, 75, of Temecula, CA and Luna Pier, MI passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Toledo Hospital surrounded by his loving family.


 


 

Harvey W. Silver

Master Sgt. Harvey W. Silver (ret), 79, passed away Saturday, April 4 at his home in Hamlin Township after a four-year battle with cancer. Harvey was born on March 25, 1930 to Theron and Ruby (Glover)...


 


 

Hazen Charles Schwerin Lapeer Hazen Charles Schwerin, 92, a lifetime Lapeer resident, passed away March 27, 2009. He was born May 30, 1916, in Lapeer, to William and Bessie (Laning) Schwerin. He married Thelma Arlene Kaake on August 23, 1941 in Lapeer. Hazen served his country in the U.S. Army. He was part of the Military Police division state side. Hazen was a heavy equipment operator for over 45 years, primarily working highway construction jobs. He was a regular at local Lapeer restaurants, including Brian's, Sam's Coney and the Big Boy. He loved to play euchre and solitaire. Hazen loved animals, particularly his deer and his pheasant. Hazen had an extra special bond with his newest great-grandbaby, Gracie. He is survived by his sons, Dick (Lisa) Schwerin of Tustin and George (Betty) Schwerin of Texas; grandchildren, Teri of Texas, Michael of North Branch, Cari of Florida and Reggie of Tustin; great-grandchildren, Cody, Jacob, Olivia and Gracie. He was preceded i

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Helen Evelyn Dyksterhouse, 79

Helen Dyksterhouse, 79, died April 4, 2009, in Kohler, Wis., surrounded by her family. 


 


 

Helen F. Sontag 

Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling., Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherry) Sontag, and one daughter, Terri Mihacsi, all of Sebewaing; four grandchildren, Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Stacey (Scotty) Buehrly of Owendale, Charlie Mihacsi and Jennifer Mihacsi, both of Sebewaing; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Buehrly and Madeline Hohne; a half brother, Edwin (Chris) Weber of Kawkawlin; and several nieces and nephews., The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. The Rev. Charles Kuhl will officiate with burial in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in Gagetown., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday., Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Family Discretionary Fund., Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.


 


 

Helen I. Chatner April 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:12 AM 

Helen I. Chatner, 89, of Monroe died at 3:30 this morning at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.


 


 

Helen L. Reid, 91

Helen L. Reid, 91, of Harbor Springs, died April 5, 2009, at her residence at Independence Village in Petoskey. 


 


 

Helen M. Hanson

• Helen M. Hanson, 102, of Manistee died Saturday, March 28. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

Howard Keach Jr.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Howard “Frank” “Howie” Keach Jr., age 65, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2009, in Florida of pneumonia. Born Oct. 21, 1943, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., he was a former resident of Cicero N.Y., and moved to Lake Wales nine years ago. He retired after 33 years as a millwright for General Motors, with 29 years in Syracuse, N.Y., (Local Union #854) and four years in Adrian, Mich., (Local Union #2031). Upon his retirement in 1997 he followed his lifelong dream of traveling the U.S and Canada for 10 years fulltime in his motor home. Howard was preceded in death by his father, Howard Sr., his Aunt Ruth, Aunt Bertha and in-laws, Ed and Marge Eastman. He is survived by his “One Life One Love” wife of 43 years, Carol “Lyn,” whom he married on April 9 1966; his loving mother, Winnie Keach of North Syracuse, N.Y.; son, Kenneth Keach (Rebecca) of Chatanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Margaret (Keith) Little of Northport, Fla.; siblings, Jim, Ann, Jack and John (Ruth), all of the Syracuse N.Y., area; priceless friends, Harold and Jean, Norm and Nancy, Judi, Jerry, Jack, Ken, Milt, Gary, neighbors on Red Quill, members of the Horseshoe Club and the Saddlebag Community. The family will be receiving friends from 1 until 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Polk County, 222 Sage Road, Winter Haven, FL 33880 or your local animal shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.


 


 

JOEL A. GALLOWAY DECKER Joel A. Galloway, age 48, of Decker, died suddenly Saturday, March 28, 2009 with his wife Lynda in a auto accident in Tuscola County. He was born August 27, 1960 in Marlette, son to Lee and Dorris (Vining) Galloway. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He married Lynda Osburn August 17, 1979 in Washington State. He is survived by 4 sons; Joshua (Heather) Galloway of Cass City, Jonathon Galloway of Cass City, Lauren (Samantha) Galloway of Cass City and Thomas Galloway of Cass City, three grandchildren; Matthew, Shannon and Aydin Galloway of Cass City, parents; Lee and Dorris Galloway of Decker, five brothers; Michael (Donna) Galloway of Decker, Brian (Theresa) Galloway of Arkansas, Daniel (Ann) Galloway of Snover, Leon (Mary Jane) Galloway of Snover and Brent Galloway of Decker, one sister; Mary (Lou) Martin of Decker, several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Hills Crematory in Flint. A memorial service was held at the Shabbona United Methodist Church in Decker with Pastor Ellen Burns officiating. Memorials may be donated to the family. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. (989)635-3658 www.marshfuneral.com

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JULIA MOSHER SANDUSKY Julia Mosher, age 89, of Sandusky, formerly of Deckerville passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility. She was born January 7, 1920 in Detroit, daughter to the late Alex and Julia (Cibere) Csatari. She married John H. Mosher on December 24, 1945 in Deckerville. He preceded her in death in 2000. She was a former member of the Deckerville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son; Charles J. Mosher of Carsonville, one grandson; C.J. (Tricia) Mosher of El Paso, Texas, two great grandchildren; Brittney and Mallory Mosher also of El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Alex Mosher and daughter, Julia Ann Dubois. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Visitation with the family will beheld on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 12 noon until time of memorial service at the funeral chapel in Sandusky. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Sandusky, MI. (810) 648-2244 www.marshfuneral.com

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Jacklyn Kaye Allen

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:31 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jacklyn Kaye Allen, age 70, of Morenci passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at her home. She was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Milan, Mich., to Robert Edward and Sarah Adaline (Goethe) White. On June 29, 1963, she married Darrell Allen. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1997. Jacklyn was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hale, Mich. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and her dog, Walb. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a foster son, Christopher “Chip” Belt; a sister, Marlene Belt Sexton, and a brother, Gary White. Funeral services for Jacklyn will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Richard Bruce officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeway Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.


 


 

James "Otto" Allen Begeman

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James A. Albright

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James L. Page

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:27 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

James L. “Jim” Page, age 83, of Redmond, Wash., died on March 31, 2009. He was born in Dixon, Ill., to J. Wallace and Elizabeth Page. Jim grew up in Adrian and graduated from Adrian High School in 1943.  He attended the University of Michigan as a Navy ROTC student and graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a forward observer in the Korean conflict. After marrying Barbara Ott in 1952, Jim and family moved to California and later Washington State where Jim worked in aerospace. In Washington he worked on the Viking Mars Lander and Voyager Space Probe programs. He was a life-long duck hunter. Jim was preceded in death by his much loved sister, Patricia Hoben, and brother, Jerome Page. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and sons, Stephen and Charles. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law, Mary Page and Marjorie Evans; brother-in-law, Edgar Evans, and nieces and nephews. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian in June.  


 


 

Janet Sue DeHart

Janet Sue DeHart, 59, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at her home in Gladwin, with her family by her side. 


 


 

Joel McCormick, 61

Monday, April 6, 2009 6:52 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Joel McCormick, 61, of New Richmond, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, in Holland. Cremation will take place and a memorial service is 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St.   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.


 


 

John "Johnnie Jr." Kovacevic Jr. April 30, 1947-April 4, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:17 PM

John "Johnnie Jr." Kovacevic Jr., age 61, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Monroe, died Saturday, April 4, 2009. Johnnie passed away from complications of heart failure. 


 


 

John 'Doc' Clark Lapeer John 'Doc' Clark, 81, of Lapeer (formerly of Hensall, Ontario) passed away Sunday (April 5, 2009). He was born 15-04-1927, in Hensall, Ontario, Canada, to Lewis D. and Bona (Blackwell) Clark. Mr. Clark worked in mental health at Oakdale Center in Lapeer for 20 years. He attended Air Observer School #4 (Aircraft Mechanics - RCAF Base) in London, Ontario, Canada. He was a member of the Canadian Army Infantry during WWII, the United States Army Engineers during WWII, United States Navy Reserve (Detroit) and the Royal Canadian Legion BR 156 (Seaforth, Ontario, Canada). John was active in a number of Masonic groups, including Mason S.P.R.S. 32, Knights Templer, Shriner of North America and Order of Eastern Star P.P. He enjoyed flying and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Clark of Lapeer; children, John H.L. Clark of Holly, Michael B. Clark of Lapeer, Patricia L. (Thomas) Johndro of Linwood, Dane O. (Tamra) Clark of Lapeer, Edward L.R. (Robi

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John Andrew Korpela

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:11 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- John Andrew Korpela, 74, of 144 W. Ridge St., Ironwood, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Ironwood, due to heart failure. 


 


 

John B. Garman

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:44 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John B. Garman passed away on March 22, 2009, peacefully at his home after a short illness. He was born on April 22, 1929 to Forrest and Arvella Garman in Bronson. He graduated from Bronson High School and then enlisted in the Army where he worked in communications. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Coldwater for many years. John married Jean Garman on May 29, 1987 in Coldwater. He lived all his life in Bronson on Cary Lake and worked tool and die. Seven years ago, he moved to Florida. John enjoyed fishing, riding his scooter and loved listening to people talk. He was a beloved father and grandpa. He will be missed. Preceding him in death were his parents, Forest and Arvella; a sister, JoAnn Eichler; and two sons, Mark and Gary Garman. John has two surviving sons, Scott and Creig Garman. Also surviving are four stepchildren — Brad, Larry Stuckey, Michelle Ash and Dawn Meisner; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws Kathy and Bill Stahler and Joyce and Lyle Roan. The memorial service for will be held at Cary Lake on April 11, 2009 at 1 p.m. A dinner will be held at the Girard Methodist Church immediately following the service. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


 


 

Joseph C. Sanderson

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:38 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Joseph C. Sanderson, 72, of Reading, passed away Sunday (April 5, 2009) at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was born Oct. 28, 1936 in Paulding, Ohio to Clyde and Barbara (Powell) Sanderson. He graduated from Grover Hill High School in 1954 and worked at Hillsdale Tool/Eagle Pitcher, retiring after 33 years.  Joseph had belonged to the Reading Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Reading Coon Hunters’ Association. Hunting and fishing were favorite hobbies, but he especially loved his grandchildren and was a regular attendee at Reading High School sporting events. He also enjoyed coaching girl’s summer softball games.  Survivors include his wife Joyce (Mundy) Sanderson, whom he married July 3, 1959; daughters Janean (Jeff) Bignell of Coldwater, Jeanette Munson (Rex VanAlst, Sr.) of Reading, Jackie Stanley of Jonesville and Jill (Scott) Wert of Reading; sister Lou Ellen (Barry) Hinkle of Frontier; brother Richard Sanderson of Clearwater, Fla.; and grandchildren Jared (Randi) Bignell, Jordan Bignell, Bryanne Stanley, Emily Stanley and Christopher Wert His parents and brother Ray preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Pastor DeAnn Dobbs officiating. Interment will follow in West Reading Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to the Reading United Methodist Church.


 


 

Joshua A. Zimmerman

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:24 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Joshua A. Zimmerman, 32, passed away April 2, 2009. Cremation arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 


 


 

Judith Harding

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:10 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Judith (Judy) Anita Harding, 65 of Pioneer, died at her home after fighting an extended illness over the past six months.  She was born April 11, 1944 in Madison Township Ohio to Forrest H. Yoder and Helen R. (Harrington) Yoder. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer with Pastor Mike Dunson to officiate. Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Judith L. Bower

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 3:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Judith L. Bower, age 69, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Three Rivers Health Hospice in Three Rivers. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.Wednesday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sturgis First Presbyterian Church. A complete obituary will follow in Wednesday’s edition.  


 


 

Judith Lassen, 68

Monday, April 6, 2009 6:47 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Judith Lassen, 68, of Holland, died Sunday, April 5, 2009. Services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2009, at Peace Lutheran Church, 398 James St. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.   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.


 


 

Junior S. Burkhardt

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:46 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Junior Stephen Burkhardt, 78, of 3781 Regan Road, Denton, N.C., and formerly of Bronson, died on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Junior was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Marshall, Mich. He resided in Bronson for 54 years. He graduated from Athens High School in 1949. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the U.S. Army. He retired after 32 years with Consumers Energy. His passion of race cars led him and his son Mark to create a family operated business, Burkhardt Racing. Junior was preceded in death by a son, Jeff and brothers, Nyle and Elwyn. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene; a son, Mark and his fiancee Kathy of Denton; former daughter-in-law Deb Burkhardt of Bronson; grandchildren Kip Burkhardt and his wife Michelle of Coldwater, Jennifer Cox and husband Darrell of Ridgeway, Va., and Austin and Kylee Yerrick of Denton; great-grandchildren Ashley, Bailey and Coley Burkhardt and Danika Cox; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date in Michigan. Briggs Funeral Home of Denton is assisting the Burkhardt family. Online condolences may be sent to www.briggsfuneralhome.com.  


 


 

Junior Stephen Burkhardt

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:05 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mr. Junior Stephen Burkhardt, 78, 3781 Regan Rd., Denton N.C. died on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Junior was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Marshall. He resided in Bronson for 54 years. He graduated from Athens High School in 1949. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the US Army. He retired after 32 years with Consumers Energy. His passion of race cars led him and his son Mark to create a family operated business, Burkhardt Racing. Junior was preceded in death by a son, Jeff and brothers Nyle and Elwyn. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene; a son, Mark and his fiancee Kathy of Denton, N.C.; former daughter-in-law Deb Burkhardt of Bronson; grandchildren Kip Burkhardt and his wife Michelle of Coldwater, Jennifer Cox and husband Darrell of Ridgeway, Va., Austin and Kylee Yerrick of Denton, N.C.; great grandchildren Ashley, Bailey and Coley Burkhardt, and Danika Cox; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date in Michigan. Briggs Funeral Home of Denton, N.C. is assisting the Burkhardt family. Online condolences may be sent to www.briggsfuneralhome.com.


 


 

KEARNEY JAMES T 

will be on Thursday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. from the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday. Online condolences at 


 


 

KOLASA ANNA (NEE FURGAL)

Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Hyacinth Church, 3151 Farnsworth (corner of McDougall), Detroit. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial Donations to St. Hyacinth Catholic Church or St. Matthew Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy at


 


 

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Kenneth K. Finzel Sept. 25, 1933-April 4, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:56 AM 

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. 


 


 

LANGER MARY CAROL 

Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Saturday 12 noon at the funeral home. Memorials to Beaumont Hospice appreciated. Share your memories at


 


 

LEWIS DORIS E 

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LUNAU JOYCE ANN 

Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (One Mile West of Farmington Road) Friday 2-8 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. 


 


 

Larry DeVries

DEVRIES - Larry DeVries, of Alto. Memorial services will be held Tuesday 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2045 68th Street, SE. The family will greet friends and relatives Monday 6 to 9 p.m. at the O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE. Complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper. O'Brien Eggebeen Gerst


 


 

Larry V. Beem

Saturday, April 4, 2009 2:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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 one daughter, Lorrie (Michael) Beard of Ypsilanti; one son, Richard (Sonya) Beem of Montgomery; one sister, Linda (Ernie) Ash of Reading; one 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 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Ron Green officiating.  Interment will follow in Berg Cemetery, Montgomery. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Mooseheart Camp in Batavia Ill. or the Fremont Ind. Moose Lodge.  


 


 

Lee Randall Sept. 9, 1935-April 3, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:56 AM 

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. 


 


 

Leonard W. Monachino

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:01 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Leonard W. Monachino, 38, former Reading resident, died Friday, March 13, 2009, in San Francisco, Calif.  He was born Sept. 24, 1970 in Calumet Park, Ill. Survivors include his mother, Diane (John) Bouzios, Illinois; father, Leonard “Tom” (Jane) Monachino, Illinois; sisters, Angela (Sean) Reynolds, Reading, Evaggelia Sklavenitis, Illinois and Alexia Bouzios, Illinois; brothers, Daniel (Monica) Monachino, Edon, Ohio and John Bouzios, Adrian. He was preceded in death by one sister (Joanne Sklavenitis) and grandparents (Clark & Alice Sellers). A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with Pastor Brian Colby officiating. Interment will follow in West Reading Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled Saturday from noon until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the family.


 


 

Lillian Oetman, 98

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:25 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lillian Oetman, age 98, of Holland, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Resthaven Care Facility.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, 3815 56th St., Holland.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church.   Arrangements are by the Mulder Chapel of 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.


 


 

Linda Durell April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:11 AM 

Linda Durell, 58, of Monroe died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Select Speciality Hospital, Taylor. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home. 


 


 

Lloyd R. DeFord

Monday, April 6, 2009 1:19 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lloyd R. DeFord, age 90, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2009, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Lloyd was born on May 3, 1918, in Sturgis, a son of Walter and Mabel (Wagner) DeFord. They preceded him in death. Sturgis was his home for his entire life, and he took great pride in his hometown. He graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1937. During his lifetime, Lloyd held jobs at several businesses, including Harvey Paper Company, Form Tubes, Carbon Coated Company, Spartan Coach and Syndicate Glass. He retired from Sutton Tool in 1983. After retirement, he was a driver for Dave Smith, Kool and Gateway Ford. In 1938, Lloyd married Lillian M. Woods. She preceded him in death in 1994. He married Vera Larsen in 1996. She survives. He is also survived by his brother, Aurthur DeFord of Spring Grove, Pa. Other survivors include a stepson, Steve (Joan) Larsen of Spring Arbor; a stepdaughter Sheryl (Dave) McCune of Sturgis; stepgrandchildren Jonathan Larsen of Jackson, Josh (Sarah) Larsen of Grand Rapids, Jenny (Rick) Culhane of Jackson, Samuel Larsen of Spring Arbor; a great-grandchild, RJ Culhane; and several nephews. Lloyd was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Also, he was a life member of the American Legion, Forty & Eight, and a life member of the Elks #1381. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force, 3rd Air Commandos, in both Panama and the Pacific Islands. Lloyd enjoyed many reunions around the country with his fellow servicemen. Though he became a stepgrandfather late in life, he took great pleasure in his newfound role. He will long be remembered for his many card games and the joy he experienced in helping with several Easter egg hunts. He will also be remembered for his sense of humor and stories that he passed along. Many thanks to Hospice, neighbors, and friends for their help, care, and concern during Lloyd's illness. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Lloyd R. DeFord will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Michael Klafehn and the Rev. Calvin Kolzow officiating. Graveside services will follow in Sturgis Memorial Garden, with full military rites conferred by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.  The family suggests memorial donations be directed to Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Lorraine K. Faber, 79

Monday, April 6, 2009 6:09 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lorraine K. Faber, 79, of Holland, died Friday April 3, 2009, at her home. A memorial service is 3 p.m. today at the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 29 East Ninth St. 


 


 

Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead 

Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening, needle work, and visiting with family and friends., Lou Wanda is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann (David) Sadro of Ubly, and Theresa (Dan) Hill of Bad Axe; two sons, Eugene Guza of Bad Axe, and Leon Guza Jr. and Karan of Bad Axe; and nine grandchildren, Justin and Daniel Sadro, Sarah and Kelsey Hill, Sloan, Kelsie and Darian Gross, and Rayne and Sommer Guza. Lou Wanda also is survived by her parents, William and Wanda Kipp of Snover; one brother, Joseph (Sandy) Kipp of Marlette; and one sister, Betty (Dennis) Mausolf-Scharrer of Ruth., Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 in the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, with the Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe officiating., Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Wednesday. Burial will be in Moore Township Cemetery, Snover. Memorials to the Family Discretionary Fund would be appreciated.


 


 

MYRTLE M. RHEAD LANSING Myrtle M. (Bopra) Rhead, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in Lansing, Michigan. She was born November 3, 1924 in Carsonville, the daughter of Clair and Vera (Clark) Bopra. She graduated from Carsonville High School in 1942. During her working career she was employed by Ford Motor Company, Michigan Bell Telephone, Haffners Department Store and was a cook at Sandusky Community Schools. She served during World War II in the flight operations division of the United States Naval Air Station in Millington Tennessee. She married Kenneth A. Rhead on February 7, 1948 in Carsonville and resided most of her life in Sandusky. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sanilac County Girls Scouts, Sandusky High School Band Boosters and served as a cub-scout leader. She was a member of the City of Sandusky Planning Commission, the Senior Citizen High Rise Commission, was Treasurer of the Sanilac County Republican Party and was Chairman of the Sanilac County Parks Commission. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth (1997), her daughter, Kristy Anne Campbell (2004) and two sisters Hazel (1920) and Betty Lou Rumble (2007). She is survived by three children; Kim (Margaret) Rhead of Holt, Kerry (Robert) Mason of Kendallville, Indiana and Gerald (Heather) Rhead of East Lansing, one son-in-law; Jerry Campbell of Kendallville, Indiana, two brothers; William Bopra of Croswell, Gene Bopra of Sandusky, two sisters; Marjorie (Robert) O'Connell of Carsonville and Marion (Douglas) Kenny of Deckerville, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Sandusky First United Methodist Church with Rev. Colin Stover officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky. Memorials to the Kim Rhead Leadership Scholarship and the Kevin Pearce Memorial Scholarship, c/o the Sanilac County Community Foundation and the Every Dream Will Do Scholarship, c/o the Nobel County (Indiana) Community Foundation. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, MI. (810)648-2244 www.marshfuneral.com

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Madeleine Wagner, 91

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Madeleine Wagner, age 91, of Holland, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Resthaven Care Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the 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.


 


 

Margaret R. Stanifer Dec. 9, 1926-April 4, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:55 AM 

Margaret R. Stanifer, 82, of Monroe passed away Saturday, April 4 at 2 a.m. in Fountain View of Monroe. 


 


 

Marian B. "Betty" Rex

Marian B. "Betty" Rex, age 88, of Harbor Springs, formerly of Gladwin, passed away on April 1, 2009 at her home in Harbor Springs.


 


 

Marilou MacDonald Attica Marilou MacDonald, 86, of Attica, passed away Saturday (April 4, 2009). She was born February 23, 1923, in Auburn, N.Y. Marilou was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer, A member of the Eastern Star Lewiston Lodge and past Grand Worthy Matron. She was also a lifetime member of the Syracuse, N.Y., lodge, President of the Wolverine District with stars, a member of the Garden Club and the Lioness Club of Lewiston. She is survived by her sons, Richard Grutka, Gary (Mary) Grutka; daughter, Nancy (David) Hopp; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond MacDonald. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday (April 8, 2009) at the First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer. Pastor Todd Smith will officiate. A visitation will take place at the church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Interment will be at Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements

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Marion Lucille Chaput

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:14 AM 

WHITE PINE, Mich. -- Marion Lucille Chaput went to be with the lord Monday early evening, April 6, 2009, at Maple Manor in Ontonagon.


 


 

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Mary Alice Govednik

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:54 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Mary Alice Govednik, 85, formerly of Ironwood, passed away peacefully with family and friends around her, Sunday, April 5, 2009 


 


 

Mary Jo Keegan

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:59 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary Jo Keegan, 51, died on Sunday April 5, 2009 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.  She was born on Oct. 15, 1957 in Defiance City, Ohio the daughter of Hugh and Iva (Crawford) Keegan. She was a 1975 graduate of Paulding High School. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her mother Iva of Montgomery; a daughter Melissa (Mack) Hughes of Fort Wayne, Ind; two sons Gary (fiancée Amy) Keegan of Montgomery and Justin Lee Mitchell of Mark Center, Ohio; four grandchildren; six brothers and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her father and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Smith & Brown Funeral Home at Hicksville, Ohio with visitation from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rev. Clarence Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be at Lost Creek Cemetery in Farmer Township. Memorials may be made to Smith & Brown Funeral Home in honor of Mary. Condolences may be made at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Mary L. Whitworth

Monday, April 6, 2009 1:17 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary L. Whitworth, age 77, Three Rivers, died Saturday, April 4, 2009,  at Fairview Living Centre in Centreville. She was born April 19, 1931, in Kentucky, a daughter of  William  and Bessie (Barnett) Eldridge. On Dec. 4, 1948, she married Ralph Whitworth in Jeffersontown, Ky. Mary worked as a line operator at Ventiline Products Bristol, Ind. She enjoyed bowling and was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband Ralph Whitworth, Three Rivers; daughters Elizabeth  (Bessie) Priddy, Constantine, and Vivian (Don) Hendrick, Centreville;  sons Dwight Douglas (Peggy) Whitworth,  Goshen, Theodore Whitworth, Sturgis, and Jeffrey (Tina) Whitworth, Three Rivers; sister Margaret Doerr and brother Andy Aldoph Eldridge, both of Kentucky; son-in-law John Whetstone, Shipshewana; grandchildren James Priddy Jr., Herman Priddy, Carmita (Mike) Hunter, Jason (Nicole) Hendrick, Amy Ironside, Matthew Whetstone, Scott Whitworth, Mary Whitworth, Jessica Whitworth, Miah Whitworth, Stephanie Freeze and Stacey McGrath; and great-grandchildren Brittney, Austin, Brandon, Sydnee, Kaylee, Madison, Ross, Carson, Kendall, Kiah, Alexander, Zane, Devon,  Austin Chase and Ariah. She was preceded in death by her by parents; a son, Ralph Whitworth Jr.; a daughter, Sandra Whetstone; a son-in-law, James Priddy; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Whitworth; a granddaughter, Nicole Black; sisters Nancy Girdley, Irene (Douglas); her husband; brothers Kenneth, James (Ted) and Ampster; and brother-in-law Kenneth Husband. Relatives and friends will be received  2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Eley Funeral Home in Centreville, where religious services will be held  at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be at the Mottville Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Health Diabetes Education. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.    


 


 

Mary Sarna 

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.


 


 

Mathew John Olexa Jr.

Monday, April 6, 2009 2:53 AM 

RAMSAY, Mich. -- Mathew John Olexa Jr., 69, of E8179 Alice Street, Ramsay, passed away Sunday morning, April 5, 2009, in Ironwood, after a lengthy illness.


 


 

Matthew Ryan Kirk

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:50 AM 

HOMER GLEN, Ill. -- Matthew Ryan Kirk, 18, of Homer Glen, died April 3, 2009, in Homer Glen.


 


 

Mattie Marie Gwinn Fostoria Mattie Marie Gwinn, 89, of Fostoria, went home to be with Jesus on Monday (April 6, 2009) at Brian's House of Davison. She was born July 31, 1919, in Rumford, Va., to William and Lucy (Dillon) Meadows. She married Elmore Clay Gwinn Sr. on August 12, 1937 in Meadow Bridge, W.V. Mattie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her church and church family, and was known to many as a prayer warrior. She is survived by her sons, Dana Gwinn of Fostoria, Perry (Leann) Gwinn of Fostoria; daughters, Patricia (Mike) Miller of North Branch, Joy (Richard) Klincko of Casselberry, Fla., Betty (Larry) Fresch of Dana Point, Calif., Kathy (Rick) Rieser of Lapeer; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmore; sons, Bernard and Elmore (Emo) Gwinn Jr.; brothers, Robert and Buster Meadows; sister, Mary Nixon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant View Free Metho

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GLADWIN " Helen (Peck) Hardenburg went home to be with Jesus on Dec. 7, 2008. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church.


 


 

Michael J. "Mike" Rawlings Sept. 23, 1983-April 5, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:18 PM 

Michael J. "Mike" Rawlings, age 25, of Lambertville, MI died Sunday, April 5, 2009, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. 


 


 

Nila E. Craig Feb. 27, 1921-April 5, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009 11:39 AM 

Nila E. Craig, 88, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, formerly of Dundee, passed away April 5, 2009 in the Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. She had been in poor health with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) since 2006.


 


 

Opell J. Curtindale 1915-2009 Opell Joyce Curtindale, 93, Harbor Beach, passed away March 30, 2009 in the Connecticut Hospice in Bradford, Conn. She was born June 21, 1915 in Harbor Beach. She was the daughter of the late Perry and Della (Richards) Conquergood. She married Meldrin Curtindale who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Soldate, Madison, Conn. and a son, Wallace Curtindale, Pa. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Curtindale and by two brothers, Melvin and Delbert Conquergood. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held later this spring. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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Oscar Quellmalz Metamora Oscar Quellmalz, 86, of Metamora, passed away Thursday (April 2, 2009). He was born April 30, 1922, in Turtle Creek, Pa., to Arthur and Marie (Neuhof) Quellmalz. He married Joyce Murray on November 1, 1952 in Detroit. Mr. Quellmalz served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a model maker in th parts supplier industry. Oscar enjoyed being a HAM Radio operator. He was a down-to-earth man who loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Quellmalz of Metamora; children, Alan (Susan) Quellmalz of Lapeer, Bruce Quellmalz of Metamora, Karen (Mark) Davey of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Erik (Kim), Sarah, Kelley, Ellen and Michael; siblings, Ida (Robert) Beck of Arizona, Arthur (Marjorie) Quellmalz of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Monday (April 6, 2009) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Metamora Cemetery, Metamora. Arrangements made by Muir Brothers F

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PEGGY J. VORE FLINT Peggy J. Vore, age 66, of Flint, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Flint. She has lived in Flint the past 7 years and was previously from the Clifford area. She was born July 19, 1942 in Detroit daughter to the late James and Irene (Ogden) Weeks. She was a former member of the Hope Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter; Katherine (Leo Hedger) Hoig of Clifford, grandchildren; Derek & Dyland Hoig of Clifford and Abigail Hedger of Clifford, one brother; Jim (Coreen) Weeks of Holly, two sisters; Patricia (Thomas) Schlenkert of West Bloomfield and Barbara Hart of Clifford, nephews; Donnie (Georgette) Hart of South Carolina, Chad Ferguson of Yale and one niece; Rhonda Ferguson of Yale. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Robbie Vore. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette. Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery. Memorials may be donated tothe family. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI. (989) 635-3658 www.marshfuneral.com

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Pamela Carpenter

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:57 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Pamela Carpenter of Osseo passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in Rock Springs, Wyo. as a result of an automobile accident. She was born July 11, 1962 in Muncie County, Ky. the daughter of Ed and Betty (Watkins) Collins. She is survived by her husband, James Carpenter, whom she married Aug. 16, 1985; seven children, Terry (Donna) Carpenter of Highland, James (Teresa) Carpenter of Walled Lake, Sarah (Bill) Bradley of Hillsdale, Amy (Scott) Owens of Homer, Amanda (David) Denning of Osseo, Timothy (Jennifer) Carpenter of Hillsdale and Christopher Carpenter of Osseo; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Vicki, Sara, Diane, Angie and Gloria; four brothers, G.C., Brian, Jimmy and Marty; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Mrs. Carpenter was employed at Hi-Lex Controls in Litchfield for the past 12 years and she enjoyed bowling on the Saturday night church fellowship league. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Pamela Carpenter will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Harvey Thomas officiating. Interment will take place in the Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Hillsdale. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice.


 


 

Pastor Luke D. Yoder 1929-2009 Pastor Luke D. Yoder, Pigeon, 79, died Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Country Gardens in Pigeon following a six-month illness with ALS. He was born November 24, 1929 in Greenwood, Del., son of the late David S. and Savilla (Bender) Yoder, and twin brother of Mark B. Yoder. He was united in marriage to Cora Mae Maust on December 28, 1949 in Pigeon. Luke served as minister and overseer of the Pigeon River Mennonite Church for over 40 years. He also served as a board member for Rosedale Mennonite Missions, Conservative Mennonite Conference, Eastern Mennonite University, and the Mennonite Church. He earned his living as a farmer, owning and operating Yoder Farms on South Bay Port Rd. Luke believed in the importance of family, church, generosity, and grace. He is survived by his wife, Cora Mae Yoder; three sons, Merlin (Patricia Shetler) Yoder, Darrel (Lynette Maust) Yoder and Dale (Phyllis Good) Yoder, all of Bay Port; one daughter, Gloria (Eugene) Diener, Harrisonburg, Va. and 11 grandchildren, Shari (Chad) Craig, Michael Yoder, Obed (Kari Jorgensen) Diener, Brian Diener, Jeffrey (Rhonda Hershberger) Yoder, Justin Yoder, Jaclyn Yoder, Mitchell Yoder, Tyler Yoder, Megan Mitchell and Rachel Yoder; five brothers, David S. Yoder Jr., Goshen, Ind., Amos W. Yoder, Lititz, Pa., Paul T. (Daisy) Yoder, Harrisonburg, Va., Daniel V. Yoder and Jesse (Gladys) Yoder, Dover, Del.; two sisters, Naomi Yoder, Blountstown, Fla. and Miriam (Harvey) Hull, Wytheville, Va. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katie L. Yoder; sister, Ruth Y. Bontrager and two brothers, his twin brother, Mark B. Yoder and John J. Yoder. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church. Pastor Alvin Yoder will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Rosedale Mennonite Missions, Country Gardens Assisted Living or Bluewater Youth For Christ. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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Patsy A. Butterfield

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:28 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Patsy A. Butterfield, age 78, of Tecumseh passed away April 6, 2009, at Tendercare of Adrian. Patsy was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, the only child of Frances and Thelma (Drayton) Schnebelen. On Feb. 10, 1982, Patsy married Gary Butterfield in Sylvania.  Patsy worked as a bookkeeper for Cherry Auto Parts in Toledo, retiring after many years. She was a member of the North Cape Yacht Club and the Jolly Roger Sailing Club.  In addition to Gary, her husband of 27 years, Patsy is survived by three children, Richard (Roberta) Boyer of Brighton, Mich., James (Mary) Boyer of Boise, Idaho, and Rita McPherson of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Richard Boyer. At Patsy’s request cremation will take place and all services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home. You may send condolences to the family at www.wagleyfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Paul E. Tucker

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:04 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Paul E. Tucker, 84, of Elkhart, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday (April 4, 2009) in Elkhart Hospice House. He was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Willshire, Ohio, to Floyd and Marie (Campbell) Tucker. On May 17, 1968, he married Barbara F. (Forberg) Beatty in Coldwater. She survives along with one son, Jerry (Sharon) Tucker of Elkhart, Ind.; one stepson, Gary Beatty of Wisconsin; two stepdaughters, Penny (Larry) Avery and Cris (Chuck) Rinehart, both of Elkhart; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Tucker of Coldwater and Robert Tucker of Union; four sisters, Mary Henderson of Coldwater, Betty Groholski of Burlington, Pat Case of Union City, and Peggy Pierson of Naples, Fla.; and one sister-in-law, Elwanda Tucker of Coldwater. He was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Tucker Jr., on April 4, 2005. Mr. Tucker had worked for Coca-Cola, Three Rivers, Continental Can Co., Elkhart, and Superior Manufacturing (Williamsburg), Nappanee, Ind. from which he retired. He had owned Tucker Tax Service for 53 years, Wildcat Travel Trailers in the '60s and was co-owner of Top-Cat Truck Caps. A graduate of Tri-State University with a bachelor's degree, Mr. Tucker was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed classic cars, traveling, camping and going to Lake Michigan to watch boats. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 700 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, Ind. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dutcher Funeral Home, 440 W. Chicago, Coldwater. The Rev. Charlie Tucker will officiate. Burial with military honors will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Girard. Memorials may be given to Elkhart Hospice House or to pancreatic cancer research.


 


 

RUSSELL L. MAVIS SNOVER Russell L. Mavis, age 89, of Snover, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan. He was born June 1, 1919 in Snover, Michigan the son of Charles and Gertrude (Dingman) Mavis. Russell spent his entire life on the family farm in Snover. He attended Sandusky High School, was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky and was a member of the Odd Fellows of Snover. He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Luise, and two sons; Eric of Alabama and Gerald of Snover, two granddaughters; Jenny of Texas, Rosel of Alabama, two grandsons; Nestor of Germany and Victor of Texas. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Ira, three sisters; Beatrice, Mildred and Juanita. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial suggestions may be given to the Peace Lutheran Church or any organization of the donors choice. Arrangements made by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky. (810)648-2244 www.marshfuneral.com

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Ray Edwin Hermance

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ray Edwin Hermance, 77, of Quincy, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo.  He was born May 7, 1931, in Branch County to Ray H. and Alta (Kidder) Hermance.  Ray graduated from Quincy High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was employed at the Coldwater Regional Center for many years, and after retirement, he worked for Car Quest in Coldwater.  Ray belonged to the Quincy American Legion Post 52, and in his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing in Marble Lake, watching football, and working on cars. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Brenda (Norton), several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services and military honors will be  1 p.m. Wednesday at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, with interment following in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy.  Visitation is  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


 


 

Raymond 'Mike' 'Hoggie' Zimmerman

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Raymond “Mike” “Hoggie” Zimmerman, age 80, of Brooklyn passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. He was born on Feb. 1, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Alfred J. and Marguerite (Stockman) Zimmerman. Raymond married Rosalie “Rose” Greenwood on Nov. 15, 1948, in Angola, Ind. She survives.  Raymond was an avid bowler and fisherman; he also enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling. He installed pin setters in Ohio and Michigan in the early 1950s for A.M.F. and worked for nearly 30 years for Lenawee Recreation in Adrian as a bowling mechanic. Surviving Raymond, besides his wife, Rose, are three daughters, Marguerite Kay of McKee, Ky., Deborah (Terry) Blevins of Buchanan, Tenn., and Janine Zimmerman of Brooklyn; three grandchildren, Michael King, Max (Amy) Kay and Melissa Blevins, and one great-granddaughter, Paris Kay. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Crider. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Good Friday, April 10, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Church in Brooklyn with the Rev. Father Carl Simon officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert in Onsted, and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.


 


 

Rev. Fr. Arthur W. Fauser April 1, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009 5:41 PM 

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.


 


 

Robert E. Buckmaster

Mr. Robert E. Buckmaster, age 91, of Shelby, husband of Eileen (Mavis) Buckmaster, passed away Saturday, April 4. Visitation is today, 4-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby. The funeral service w...


 


 

Robert Laughlin

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 3:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert Laughlin, 94, of LaGrange, Ind., died Monday, April 6, 2009 at his home. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.  


 


 

Rollen Lee Grayson Sr.

Saturday, April 4, 2009 4:01 AM 

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. 


 


 

Russell James Walsh April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:12 AM 

Russell James Walsh, 91, of Toledo died Tuesday at Orchard Villa, Oregon, Ohio. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance. 


 


 

Ruth E. Carlson March 28, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009 2:04 AM

Ruth E. Carlson, age 88, former Erie resident, died March 28, 2009, in Sebring, FL. 


 


 

Ruth M. Culver

Saturday, April 4, 2009 2:56 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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.


 


 

SCHINNERER DORIS EVELYN 

Thursday 2-8p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile Rd.) Clinton Twp. and Friday 10a.m. until time of funeral service 10:30a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 17051 24 Mile Rd.(at Romeo Plank), Macomb, Michigan. 


 


 

SCHLUSSEL JULIUS

"JERRY" Beloved husband of Shirley Schlussel. Dear father of Larry (the late Helen) Schlussel and Barry (Neri) Schlussel. Loving grandfather of Kenneth (Ilene) Schlussel, Paul Schlussel, Charles (Marian) Ouzinian and Hakiowskie (Nicole) Flores. Adoring great-grandfather of Stephanie. Devoted brother of Myron Schlussel and Shirley E. Schlussel. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES WERE HELD TUESDAY AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT WAS AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY or visit


 


 

SLUCHAK PAUL 

Age 81, of Detroit Michigan, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Blue Ridge Health Care Center in Raleigh, NC. No Memorial Services are planned in NC. Following cremation, his remains will be buried with those of his wife, Helen, at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township Michigan. The family plans a private Service at grave side in Michigan on/about May 2nd. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be made to


 


 

Shirley J. Hanson 1935-2009 Shirley J. Hanson, 73, Bad Axe, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born on April 14, 1935 in Pigeon, daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Binder) Britt. She was united in marriage to James R. Hanson on April 2, 1972. He preceded her in death in November 30, 2006. Shirley was a member of the Bad Axe High School Class of 1953. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a member of the church choir for 25 years. She was a volunteer in the Shared Blessing church food pantry and also volunteered, for 24 years at the Huron County Medical Care Facility. She was also a member of the Thumb Rose Society. She enjoyed playing games and cards with her grandchildren and having her family visit so she could cook for them. Her homemade soups and pies will be greatly missed. She is survived by four sons, Dale (Cathy) Bannick, Bay City, Dean (Joyce) Bannick, Bay City, David Bannick, Bad Axe and Dennis (Tammy) Bannick, St. Pauls, N.C.; step-son, James A. Hanson, Filion; step-daughter, LaDona (Larry) Carder, Fort Gratiot; sister, Carrol O'Brien, Jefferson, Ind.; sister-in-law, Harriet Britt, Bad Axe; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Britt; a brother, Kenneth Britt; a stepson, Joseph Hanson; a half-sister, Etta Sturm and two half-brothers, Harold and LaVern Britt. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor, will officiate, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.

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Shirley J. Mousseau, 77

Shirley J. Mousseau, 77, of Charlevoix, died April 7, 2009, at her daughter's home.


 


 

Sister Schnell, O.P.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:26 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Sister Francis Winifred Schnell, formerly known as Mary Martha Schnell, died on April 6, 2009, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 84 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Francis Winifred was born in Detroit, Mich., to Frank and Winifred (McMahon) Schnell. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Mich. Sister spent 22 years ministering in education in Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Detroit, Mich., and West Palm Beach, Fla. She was Principal at Visitation from 1954 to 1961. Sister was a Social Worker at Our Lady of Sorrows in Detroit for two years, and Pastoral Minister for 15 years at St. Charles Borromeo in Detroit. She was Office Manager for 10 years at Luther Haven Nursing Home, and Secretary for four years at Harper Hospital, both in Detroit. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2003. Sister Francis Winifred is survived by a nephew, Paul Schnell of Detroit, Mich., and a niece, Janet Vekovious of Sterling Heights, Mich. Visitation took place Tuesday evening, April 7, 2009, in the Rose Room at the Dominican Life Center, followed by Vigil Prayer in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Liturgy was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in St. Catherine Chapel. Burial was 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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Stacey Dellinger, 49

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:35 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Stacey Lee Dellinger, born August 22, 1959, passed away on April 6, 2009. A family memorial service will take place at a later date.   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.


 


 

Starks Jr., Mark Kevin

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Thomas K. Lowry, 67

Thomas K. Lowry, 67, resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, Harbor Springs, and Charlotte, N.C., passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends.


 


 

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will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Clearwater Township Cemetery.Memorials may be given to Torch Lake Grange, P.O. Box 282, Alden, MI 49612.Condolences may be left online at www.wolfeoneill.comArrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.


 


 

Valerie Jean Wilkes Feb. 28, 1957-April 3, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:55 AM 

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. 


 


 

Vera Mae Pollitt

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:48 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Vera Mae Pollitt, age 84, of Three Rivers, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a brief illness.  She was born in Flowerfield Township on July 18, 1924, the daughter of George and Esther (Horn) Bradford and was a lifetime resident of Three Rivers.  She worked at Miller’s Ice Cream Shop before graduating from Three Rivers High School in 1943.  She later worked at Vaughn’s Clothing in downtown Three Rivers.  Vera was married to Merle G. Pollitt on June 7, 1943, at Fort Benning, Ga.  Vera was a volunteer for the Commission on Aging. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge #2303; the Elkhart Moose Lodge #73; and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed travel, crocheting, card playing and dominoes in her spare time, but mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.  Vera is survived by three children and their spouses, Harold and Mary Sue Pollitt and Merle and Judith Pollitt Jr., both of Three Rivers, and Diane and Don Everson of Mendon;  seven grandchildren and their spouses, Sherri and John Rivers, Shannon and Karl Ruedger, Christine and Charles Yancey, Patricia and Craig MacFarlane, Matt and Gina Everson, Trisha and Randy Svoboda, and Curt Pollitt;  20 great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Marilyn  (Lou) Warner, and Norma Grubbs both of Three Rivers; one brother, Gerald (Kim) Bradford of Three Rivers; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle in 1986; and by three brothers and four sisters. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Deily, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging, or the Mendon United Methodist Church-Building Fund.  Online register is available at www.efhchapel.com.


 


 

Vincent Howland

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:24 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Vincent Howland, 79, passed away April 2, 2009, at Whitehall Healthcare. Cremation arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Virginia Klingler, 85

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 6:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Virginia Klingler, 85, of Holland, died Tuesday April 7, 2009, at Lakeside Vista and Villas. Arrangements will be announced by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes Inc. 


 


 

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WORRALL ANDREW JAMES 

April 6, 2009, age 47. Cherished son of Beverly Hanson and the late Andrew and step-son of Walter. Loving brother of Jeff (Natalie), Laurie (Pat) and Trish (Chris). Dearest uncle of Patrick, Bryn, Megan and Andi. Andy will be deeply missed by his many friends especially Bruce and his dog "Stevie". Andy was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved the outdoors and prior owner of Livonia Auto Body. Andy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Memorial Service Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorial Gathering Thursday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society-Westland. howepeterson.com


 


 

Wallace Genson

Wallace Genson, 79, of Fountain, passed away at his home in Sanford, Fla., on March 18. Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery in July.... 


 


 

Wanda Gambrel, 65

Monday, April 6, 2009 6:43 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Wanda Gambrel, 65 of Zeeland, died Wenesday, March 25, 2009. Services were held at the West Harrison Pentecostal Church in Harrison Indiana.   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.


 


 

Wilburt J. Brown 1931-2009 Wilburt J. Brown, 77, Bad Axe, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at his home in Bad Axe. He was born on April 16, 1931 in Bad Axe, son of the late William Earl and Rachel (Smith) Brown. He married Mary Ann Trepkowski on June 22, 1957 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. Wilburt worked for Michigan Bell nearly 30 years. He was a member of Bad Axe High School Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army. He especially enjoyed camping with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Brown, Bad Axe; three sons, David (Lennea) Brown, Bad Axe, Mark (Diane) Brown, Bad Axe and Matthew (Karen) Brown, Bad Axe; a daughter, Bonnie (Marc) Bridson, Bad Axe; eight grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Brown, Tamara (Aaron) Talaski, Jonathan (Talisa) Brown, Christopher (Alissa) Brown, Jessica Brown, Nathan Brown and friend, Courtney Gilbert, Ashley (Paul II) Streussnig and Ryan Brown; and four great-grandchildren, Blake Talaski, Kaden Brown, Balie Talaski and Bradie Talaski. Services were held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor, officiated, with burial taking place in the Colfax Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.

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William F. 'Bill' Mowrey

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:47 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William F. “Bill” Mowrey, age 92, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Reynoldsville, Pa., a son of William Franklin and Catherine (Conrad) Mowrey. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army and later became a mechanic. He was member for many years of the Bethany Chapel and later the 9th Street Methodist Church. Mr. Mowrey was preceded in death by his wife, Fern; one daughter, Nancy Cunningham; one granddaughter, Paula Graves; one daughter-in-law, Joan Mowrey; two brothers; and three sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving companion of many years, Katheryn “Katie” Trattles of Three Rivers; one son, Ernest Mowrey, of Three Rivers; four grandchildren, Joseph Adams, Gary John Adams, William F. Mowrey and Jodie Moore; 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, as well as one great-great-granddaughter, Madison. Private gravesides services will be held. A memorial service will be scheduled sometime in June. Memorials may be directed to Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home of ThreeRivers.  


 


 

William Hutter

Hutter, William Carl "Bill" Bay City, Michigan Mr. Hutter passed away Monday evening, April 6, 2009 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland, age 75 years. Funeral services are being planned for Saturday and a complete obituary will be announced in Thursday's edition of the paper. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.


 


 

William J. Kriewall 1928-2009 William John Kriewall, 80, Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe. He was born on December 25, 1928 in Grosse Pointe to the late Paul and Amelia (Gerstenschlager) Kriewall. Bill and Kathryn Ganley were united in marriage on January 12, 1957 in Harbor Beach. Bill was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and sailed on the Great Lakes for four years after returning from the service. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach, a member of the Harbor Beach Conservation Club and the Harbor Beach Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing with his grandchildren and hanging out with his deer hunting family. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, Harbor Beach; children, John (Ruth) Kriewall, Harbor Beach and Jan (Jim) Adler, Ruth; five grandchildren, Andrea Kriewall, Harbor Beach, Aaron Kriewall, HarborBeach, Jeff Adler, Bad Axe, Brad Adler, Rochester Hills and Renee Adler, Saginaw and three great-grandchildren, Paxton, Kacey and Caeden. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Paul and Lawrence Kriewall, Gertrude Kriewall, Dorothea Rodda, Ilene Moore and Evelyn Will. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Harbor Beach. Rev. Dave McCluskey officiated, with burial taking place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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