Monday, December 7, 2009

Michigan Obituaries 12/07/09



Monday, December 7, 2009 2:02 AM 

INGRAM, ALICE; age 86. She was born on December 25, 1922 in Lincoln, Nebraska; and passed on December 5, 2009 in Royal Oak, Michigan. 



Alice G. Rademacher *

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Alma Marie Knaub

Alma Marie Knaub, 95, of Gladwin, passed away after a long illness on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. 



Andrew Wayne Smith *

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Monday, December 7, 2009 2:02 AM 

KING, BERNARD E.; age 85; of Pontiac; December 5, 2009. 




Bay, Saginaw County death notices

Monday, December 7, 2009 10:51 AM 

Paula G. Facundo, of Essexville, died Dec. 5, 2009, W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. 



Bruce Bartlett

Bruce Bartlett, 76, of Ludington, died Sunday, Dec. 6. Oak Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 



Burdette, Soledad "Sally"

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Carol Yeck

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Carolyn Sue Moore *

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Craig C. Colston *

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Darwin Chapman Johnson

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David L. Welford *

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Dennis Lee Johnson

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Dennis Lee Johnson Dennis Lee Johnson, age 65, died December 5, 2009. He was a member of Local 17 IBW. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Gulbrandsen). Loving father of Judy, Debbie, April, and Dennis. Cherished grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of two. Dear son of Doris and the late Kenneth. Brother of Bruce, the late Kenneth, and the late Lowell. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic, Warren. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. Sign the family's guestbook at




Dorothy L. Pattison *

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Edward J. Lienau

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Elaine Elizabeth Hartwig

Monday, December 7, 2009 10:51 AM 

Elaine Elizabeth Hartwig, 84, of Midland, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at MidMichgan Medical Center. 




Eleanor A. (Gillow) LaGoe

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Elsie Elizabeth Owen *

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Fredrick R. Yax Sr. *

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George H. Emmans

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Gerald Herbert Hopcraft *

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Grace M. Kahila

Monday, December 7, 2009 1:06 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Grace M. Kahila, 77, of Wakefield, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 5, 2009, in Wakefield, surrounded by her family and friends, after a brief illness.




Monday, December 7, 2009 2:02 AM 

JANNON, HELEN THERESA; age 86; December 6, 2009; of Sterling Heights. 



Harrison, Pauline

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Helen Theresa Jannon

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Helen Theresa Jannon Helen Theresa Jannon, age 86, of Sterling Heights, died December 6, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Norbert Jannon. Dear mother of Gary (Corazon) Jannon and the late Karen Rippetoe. She is also survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and sister, Caroline Wiercinski. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads), Troy. 248-689-0700. Funeral Wednesday 12 Noon at funeral home. Memorials to the Capuchin Mission Association. Share memories with the online register book at




Hlun, Lian *

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Horton, Edna Kay

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James Edward Tuttle

James Edward Tuttle, 85, of Gladwin, passed away peacefully at his home, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.





Janet Marie Landry Boyd Kirby

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Jean Louise Nash

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Jean Louise Nash *

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Joan J. Larvin

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Joan J. Larvin Joan J. Larvin (nee Kozierowski), age 70. Joan was born October 23, 1939. Beloved wife of Andrew for 51 years. Loving mother of Alan. Dear sister of Gerald (Sheila) Piotrowski. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. with a 8:30 p.m. rosary. Funeral Wednesday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr Road, at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Road). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at



John Edward Smith

Monday, December 7, 2009 7:00 AM 

Sept. 12, 1935- Dec. 5, 2009 John Edward Smith, 74, of Beal City passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Tendercare of Mt. Pleasant.




Joseph D. "Joe" Andrews

Joseph D. "Joe" Andrews, age 48 of Gladwin, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at West Branch Medical Center from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.



Joshua Kenneth Bebow

Monday, December 7, 2009 7:03 AM 

May 9, 1992-Dec. 4, 2009 Joshua Kenneth Bebow, age 17, of St. Louis, died Friday, December 4th, 2009, at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw. 



Joshua Kenneth Bebow *

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Larry Lee Kennedy

• Larry Lee Kennedy, 68, of Manistee, died Friday, Dec. 4, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



Leonard Brandon *

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Lisa Marie Neal

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Lois (Graham) Puff

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Lorena E. Zahn

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M. Marie Slone, 88

Monday, December 7, 2009 10:20 AM 

M. Marie Slone, 88, of Charlevoix, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. 




Mae Pearl Sibley

Mae Pearl Sibley, 89, of Walkerville, died Sunday, Dec. 5. Oak Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 



Mary E. Kostrzewa

Monday, December 7, 2009 7:00 AM 

Mary Kostrzewa, 74, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2009, at her home.



Maud E. Lewis

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Maud E. Lewis Maud E. Lewis, age 84, of Harrison Township and a former longtime resident of Grosse Pointe died on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at her residence. She was born on January 14, 1925. Beloved wife of the late Bob. Dear mother of Craig (Tina), Sally (Bob) Mauro, John (Donna), Minette Lewis and the late Thomas (Michele). Loving grandmother of Peter and Allison. Sister of the late Bob Miller. Funeral services Wednesday 4:30 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Share a memory with the family at



Michael T. Coan *

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Mildred Coney

Monday, December 7, 2009 2:37 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mildred Coney, 83, of LaGrange, died Dec. 5, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, where services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Burial will take place in Brushy Chapel Cemetery, LaGrange, Ind.  



Mildred Louise Martin *

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Nancy L. Davis

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Nancy L. Davis Nancy L. Davis, age 67, died December 4, 2009. Beloved mother of Richard. Loving sister of Shirley (Michael) Pawlyshyn, and the late Patsy Svatora. Dear aunt of Victor, Vivian, Steven, and Alan. She is also survived by her faithful companion, Cocoa the dog. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 mile). Funeral Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Please share memories at



Noel, Gary Lee

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Norma G. Reed

Monday, December 7, 2009 2:41 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Norma G. Reed, age 60, of Kalamazoo, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Norma was born on Sept. 19, 1949, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Wayne and Irma L. (Beatty) Warfield. On Dec. 31, 1966, she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert(Bob)E. Reed, of Berrien Springs, Mich. Norma and Bob have been owners of The Hi-Lo Family Convenience Store since 1999 and have become great friends with many of their customers. For 25 years, Norma has been a foster parent for Family & Children Services of Kalamazoo, where she put her heart and soul into touching the lives of 41 children. Norma always wore a smile on her face and left a smile on the faces of those who had the chance to meet her. She had and loved a great sense of humor. Some of her hobbies included, cake decorating, coloring, playing corn-hole with her children, family cookouts in the backyard, attending her children's school events, and decorating the Christmas tree with her family. She enjoyed attending services at both Kalamazoo Valley Family Church and Cherry Creek of Portage with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Irma L.Warfield; and brother, Wayne Warfield. Norma is survived by her husband, Bob E. Reed; and their12 children, Robert (Jolene) Reed of Comstock Mich., Brian (Sharon) Reed of Sturgis Mich., Jason Reed of Gobles, Mich., Connie (Joseph) Edgley, Velma (Bucky) Block, Sasha Reed, Ashley Reed, Danielle Reed, Holly Reed, Danny Reed, Michael Reed, all of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Melissa (Jeff) Ward of Ohio.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Bobby, Britney, Ashley, Stephanie, Heather, Angela, Mariah, Carmen, Kiana, Adam, Brandon and “Mamaws” special grandson, Daulton; her three great-grandchildren, Austin, Alexa, Aubrianna; her father Wayne (Dorothy) Warfield of Vicksburg, Mich.; a brother, Al Warfield of Delton, Mich.; a sister, Donna (Robert) Moore of Texas Corners, Mich., and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. The Reed family would like to give a special Thank-You to Larry Smith, Linda Swart and Betty Edgley. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today atRedmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave. (269) 343-6156 where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Brad Belcher officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Borgess VNA and Hospice or South West Michigan Cancer Center.



Norwood, Marilyn *

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Oakley Owens

Friday, December 4, 2009 10:56 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Oakley Owens, 79, passed away Dec. 3, 2009, at home. Graveside Service, 10 a.m. Saturday at Roseland Memorial Gardens, Jackson. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 



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Olga Santamaria, 83

Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:15 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Olga Santamaria, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at her home in Holland. Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St.  



Olivia D. Gonzales-Delapaz *

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Opal Popkowski

Opal Popkowski, 85, of Manistee, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



Other deaths

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Other deaths Edward Mike Bilski, 83, of Washington Township, Roth-Muir Funeral Home 



Otto A. Sorvala

Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:15 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Otto A. Sorvala, 93, of Hurley, Wis., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in Ironwood.




Monday, December 7, 2009 2:02 AM 

LAUINGER, PETER G.; age 62; of Metamora, formerly of Pontiac. 



Patricia (Boeve) Oswald

Patricia (Boeve) Oswald was born on Feb. 23, 1935 in Flint, to Vera and Henry Boeve, and was a resident of Brittany Manor of Midland. Mrs. Oswald previously lived in West Branch, and Lakeland, Florida, returning to Gladwin after the death of her beloved husband, John (Jack) Oswald in 1998.



Patricia A. Borowski

Friday, December 4, 2009 6:38 AM 

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Phillip Delos Caruss *

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Preston Tye, 84

Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Preston Tye, age 84, of Hudsonville passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Laurels of Hudsonville. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland. Reverends Phil Schout and Don Van Slyke will be officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 10 a.m. prior to the service at Lakeshore Memorial Services. 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.



R. Dean Sheldon

Sunday, December 6, 2009 1:33 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

R. Dean Sheldon was welcomed into his heavenly home, passing through St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on Dec,  5, 2009. He was born on March 19, 1935, to Paul and Dorothy Sheldon in Tecumseh. He graduated from Dundee High School and attended Eastern Michigan and Michigan State University. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanne; daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Reeve and Julie (David) Parks; son, Jeff (Heather) Sheldon; and grandchildren, Ashley, Jim, and Chris Reeve, Meghan and Andrew Parks, Isaiah, Lydia, Grace, Faith, and Elijah Sheldon. He is also survived by two brothers, Don (Sandy) Sheldon and Barry (Mary) Sheldon. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Lance. Dean was a man of a strong faith that enabled him to remain a very positive person throughout all of his health issues over the past years. Dean will be greatly missed by all people whose lives he touched. We celebrate his great giving spirit, his sense of humor and gift of wood carving and photography and share his allegiance to MSU as a Spartan. Dean was a long-time member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He was an active member in the church choir and well-loved by young and old. He was a sales representative in manufacturing for many years until retiring in 1998. He served as Tecumseh School Board President and was a member of Tecumseh Kiwanis and Jaycees. Visitation will be held at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery. He will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. You may offer condolences to the family at



Raeone O. Robbins, 71

Monday, December 7, 2009 8:30 AM

Raeone O. Robbins, 71, of Pellston, died Dec. 4, 2009, at her home. 



Randy Earl Balsmeyer May 15, 1955-Dec. 2, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:56 AM

Randy Earl Balsmeyer, 54, of Oregon, Ohio, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Northwest Ohio Hospice Center in Perrysburg, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. 



Randy J. Meyer

Friday, December 4, 2009 2:48 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Randy J. Meyer, 49, of 7250 N-675 W, Shipshewana, Ind., died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, after a motor vehicle accident in White PigeonTownship. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Funeral services will be a 7 p.m. Monday at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, Ind. Burial will follow in St. JosephCemetery in Star City, Ind.



Rayma I. Sirrine

Sunday, December 6, 2009 3:24 AM 

Rayma I. Sirrine, 82 of Midland, went to her new Home in Heaven to be with her Lord on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. 



Raymond D. Pawlak

Friday, December 4, 2009 1:14 AM 

HURLEY, Wis. -- Raymond D. Pawlak, 87, of 456 Elm St., Ironwood, Mich., died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, in Hurley, surrounded by his family. 



Raymond Talbot

Monday, December 7, 2009 11:06 AM

Raymond Talbot, 84, of Midland, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors. 



Rev. Basel Wayne Curtiss

Monday, November 30, 2009 6:35 AM 

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Rev. Edward Norman Schulte

Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:36 AM 

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Rex Eugene Thomas

Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:04 PM 

Rex Eugene Thomas passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while visiting his son and daughter-in-law.



Robert A. 'Bob' Deroshia

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:25 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert A. 'Bob' Deroshia, 58, of Cheboygan passed away Monday, November 22, 2009. A me­morial service will take place on Saturday, Novem­ber 28, 2009 at 3:00pm at the Nordman Funeral Home with a gathering of family and friends begin­ning at 1:00pm at the funeral home. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's edition of the Tribune.



Robert Edward Luepnitz Jr.

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Robert H. Higgins

Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:36 AM

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Robert L. Johnston

Robert L. Johnston, 79, of Manistee, died Saturday, Dec. 5. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.... 



Robert M. Emerick

Thursday, December 3, 2009 6:38 AM 

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Robert and #147;Pete and #148; Dotson Dec. 4, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009 11:57 AM 

Robert and #147;Pete and #148; Dotson, 76, of Lambertville died this morning at home. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance. 



Robert and #147;Pete and #148; Dotson Jan. 15, 1933-Dec. 4, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:23 AM 

Robert and #147;Pete and #148; Dotson, 76 years, of Lambertville, MI died Friday December 4, 2009 in his home. For over 30 years he was a job setter for General Motors at the Powertrain Plant in Toledo.



Rodney G. Veihl

Monday, November 30, 2009 10:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Rodney G. Veihl, age 82, of Tower, died on Thursday November 26, 2009 at home.  Cremation arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.



Ronald Cloyce Bateson

Sunday, December 6, 2009 1:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ronald Cloyce Bateson, 72, of Blissfield passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at the Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich. He was born on Sept. 26, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Cloyce V. and Ruby V. (Knierim) Bateson. On Dec. 31, 1960, Ron was married to the former Helen A. Zenk. She survives. Ron served in the National Guard from 1960 to 1963. He worked for the Tecumseh Products Company for a while until becoming self-employed as a horse trainer and farmer.  He raced horses for nearly 45 years, winning the Leading Driver in 1975 at Raceway Park. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation of Ohio and Michigan and also served as president for a couple years. He was a member of the Harness Horseman Association, the U.S. Trotting Association, the Adrian Moose Lodge and the Adrian VFW. Ron enjoyed hunting, playing cards, old Western shows, going to the VFW and Moose Lodge and especially hanging out with all of his grandkids and fellow horsemen. Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Helen A. Bateson; his five children, Chris (Cubby) Bateson, Scott (Norma), Bateson, Beverly (Bob) Baidel, Greg (Robyn) Bateson and Todd (Kari) Bateson; his sister, Marilyn (Denny) Bangerter; two brothers, William (Vicky) Bateson and Douglas (Susan) Bateson; five grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Justin, Jordan and Jarrett; and a great-grandson, Charlie. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services for Ron will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield with the Rev. Aden Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Riga Cemetery in Riga Township. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.



Ronald J. LaFave

Monday, November 30, 2009 10:37 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Ronald J. LaFave, 45, of Onaway died on November 29, 2009 at home.  Arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.   



Rosemarie Dinehart

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Rosemarie Dinehart Rosemarie Dinehart (nee Darga), age 80, of Algonac for two years, formerly of Chesterfield Township, died December 6, 2009, in Algonac. She was born July 14, 1929, in Detroit She graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in Detroit and worked for Prudential Insurance. She enjoyed sending greeting cards and watching sports and soap operas on television. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann (George) Neumann of Algonac and many nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, William who passed away July 23, 1993. They were married July 4, 1963, in Detroit. She was also predeceased by her parents, Frank and Rose Darga and siblings Leon Darga, Arthur Darga and Margaret Wendorf. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at St. Catherine Church, 1103 Washington, Algonac. Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Visitation will be held 2:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, with a 7 p.m. rosary service, at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at the church.



Roy A. Rosquin

Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:36 AM 

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Roy E. Burch

Monday, December 7, 2009 11:06 AM 

Roy E. Burch, 73, of Midland, died Sunday afternoon Dec. 6, 2009, at MidMichigan Medical Center. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.



Ruth A. Januschewski

Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:36 AM 

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Ruth Everetta Gustafson

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Ruth H. Ellenberger

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:24 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ruth H. (Stock) Ellenberger, 75, lifelong resident of Onaway, died on Saturday Nov. 21, 2009 at Lois' A.F.C. Home in Onaway. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home. Read more HERE in the Tribune. 



Ruth M. Knable

Friday, December 4, 2009 10:07 AM 

Ruth M. Knable of Gaylord, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Ruth was born in Brookport, Ill., on Sept. 27, 1928, to Elmo and Modest (Young) Athy.



Ruth R. Sprow

Saturday, December 5, 2009 3:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ruth R. Sprow age 82, of Adrian passed away Dec. 3, 2009. She was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Jackson, Mich. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Lavern and Elnora Green, in Adrian. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Corky) Sprow, Susie (Ron) Wells and Sandra (Dale) Clute; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy G. Sprow, her daughter, Carol Sprow and her grandson, Stephen Shulters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Brian Beck officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.



Ryan Karl Bredin *

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Sally Ann (Gibson) Lozen

Monday, November 30, 2009 6:35 AM 

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Schewe, Jeffrey A. "Jeff" *

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Sherman Joseph Holey Jr.

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Sherman Joseph Holey, Jr.

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Shirley Beatrice Bonnet

Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:07 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Shirley Beatrice Bonnet, 74, of Swartz Creek, returned to her heavenly Father on Sunday, November 29, 2009. Funeral services were held December 2, 2009 at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, Swartz Creek. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Monroe Twp. Cemetery in Cheboygan. Read more HERE in Friday's Tribune.



Sister Mary Lequier

Sunday, December 6, 2009 1:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Sister Mary Lequier, formerly known as Sister Anne Immaculate Lequier, died on Dec. 5, 2009, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 73 years of age and in the 53rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Mary was born in Detroit, Mich., to Joseph and Mary (Boka) Lequier. Sister graduated from St. Mary High School in Royal Oak, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Home Economics Degree from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Michigan. Sister spent 19 years ministering in education in Medina, Ohio, and Utica, Owosso, Jackson and Lansing, Mich. She was Principal of St. Paul School in Owosso for 10 years and at Queen of the Miraculous Medal School in Jackson for two years. Sister was Credit Union Manager at Christo Rey Community Center in Lansing, Mich., from 1972 to 1973. She was a Pastoral Minister for 31 years in Charleston, Ridgeville and Edisto Island, S.C. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2009. Sister Mary is survived by four brothers: David Lequier of Royal Oak, Mich., George Lequier of Chiefland, Fla., Thomas Lequier of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Robert Lequier of Houghton Lake, Mich. Visitation is from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the Rose Room at the Dominican Life Center, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, followed by Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.



Stanley L. Cope Sr.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 6:36 AM 

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Stella F. 'Boosha' Pearl, 78

Friday, December 4, 2009 7:10 AM 

Stella F. "Boosha" Pearl, 78, of Charlevoix, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix.



Stella Pearl, 78

Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:50 AM 

Stella Pearl, 78, of Charlevoix, died Dec. 2, 2009, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix. 



Stuart and #8220;Stu and #8221; Russell Deland Oct. 1, 1928-Dec. 2, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:56 AM 

Stuart ?Stu? Russell Deland, 81 yrs, of Ida, died Wednesday morning. 



Sylvia Ruth Adrian

Sunday, December 6, 2009 6:36 AM 

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Thomas C. Mroczkowski, 58

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 10:50 AM 

Thomas C. Mroczkowski, 58, of Petoskey, passed away at his home in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.



Thomas W. McCarthy Sr.

Thomas W. McCarthy Sr., 75, of Gladwin, passed away Nov. 28, 2009. 



Timothy Edward Schumaker

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Timothy Edward Schumaker Timothy Edward Schumaker, age 45, of Clinton Township, died December 4, 2009 at home. He was born November 11, 1964. Timothy was a graduate of MTCL High School. His main interest was bumping and painting cars. He is the beloved son of Pat Schumaker and the late Edward Schumaker. He is also survived by his godmother, Mary Hofmann; and siblings, Gregg and Debra. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m., at the Wm. R. Hamilton Co., Mount Clemens, Pastor Melvin Hiler, Christ the King Lutheran Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family or Christ the King Lutheran.



Ulah Helen Thomas

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 11:24 AM 

Ulah Helen Thomas, 82, of Midland, entered into rest Sunday evening, Nov. 29, 2009, at Tendercare Midland.







Varnadoe, Jeannette *

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Verta Viola Smith

Monday, December 7, 2009 6:31 AM 

Verta Viola Smith Verta Viola Smith, age 89, of Memphis, died Sunday December 6, 2009, at her home. She is the daughter of the late Roy and Mabel Burt Hoppe, born January 6, 1920, in Richmond. Verta was the 1939 Class Valedictorian of Richmond High School. Her marriage of Harold Smith was July 1, 1939, in Richmond. Harold died Tuesday June 4, 2002. Verta was a lifetime area resident. She moved to Memphis in 1967 where she farmed and worked as a courier for Kodak. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Memphis, where she was very involved in events and their senior groups. Even after her husbands passing, her strong faith kept her close to God, her church and family. Verta was able to live life to the fullest until her call to be reunited with her husband and her Lord. Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ronald Grace of Armada and sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sandi Smith of Canton, Dennis and Jack Smith of Richmond; grandchildren Amy (Phil) Zarate, Elizabeth (James) Meli, Stefanie Smith, Sarah Smith, Scott, Kevin (Christy) and Michael Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Christina, Aaron, Joey, Ella, Emma, Findley, and Raikken; a brother, Carl Hoppe of Richmond as well as nieces, nephews, and many friends. She is preceded in death by a sister, Vonda Koehn. Her family honors the memory of Verta and invite you to visit and share memories Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with 10 a.m. visiting. Rev. James Huff, pastor of Memphis United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Blue Water Hospice, 1430 Military Street, Port Huron, 48060. For information and guestbook:



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Violet C. Miller

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:17 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Violet C. Miller, age 96, of Albion, passed away Nov. 28, 2009 at Tendercare of Albion.  She was born Feb. 18, 1913, in Hillsdale County to Delbert and Chrissie (Perkins) Britton. She had worked in the Cambria area in 1968. When she moved to Albion, she worked as a laundress at Home Laundry. For 28 years Violet was married to Frank Parney who preceded her in death in 1960. In 1972, she married Robert “Bert” Miller who survives. She was a member of Leisure Hour Club in Albion. Violet enjoyed hunting, cooking and  baking, sewing and gardening. Survivors include: husband, Robert “Bert” Miller; daughter, Donelta Day and son, Junior and Martha Parney, all of Albion; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Parney; one brother, Ernest Britton; one half-brother, Garford Britton and half-sister, Audrey Seward. Funeral services are 11 a.m.Wednesday, at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home,811 Finley Drive, Albion, with the Rev. Walter Hicks officiating. Interment will be at Cambria 1 Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to  Oaklawn Hospice or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albion.  



Violet Fetty Wagner

Sunday, December 6, 2009 1:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Violet Irene Fetty Wagner, 79, of Pioneer, Ohio, formerly of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Medina Township to Adam and Inez (Brandeberry) Lewis. She was married June 25, 1951, to Claud Fetty and he preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1978.  She was married in May of 1983 to Emmett Wagner and he preceded her in death in January of 1998. Violet was a housekeeper at the Dow Center for 15 years and a member of the Jefferson Jills Extension Club for over 40 years. She was an avid Senior Bus Tripper, having traveled on more than 100 bus trips. She worked on the family farm for many years and enjoyed needle work and gardening. Violet is survived by two daughters, Joyce Lewis of Pioneer, Ohio, and Darlene (Dennis) Sargent of Battle Creek; a stepdaughter, Betty Jean (Bud) Hayden of Middleburg, Fla.; three sisters, Doris (Earl) Brink and Carol Hashley, both of Adrian, and Margaret (Keith) Lentz of Middleburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, Greg (Carey) Ferguson of Colorado, Chris (Kim) Sargent of Battle Creek and Marc (Elizabeth) Ferguson of Coldwater; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husbands, Claud Fetty and Emmett Wagner, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Dorothy, Edna, Julia and  Eleanor; and a brother, Earl. Funeral services for Violet I. Wagner will be on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with the Rev. Clyde Wonders officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Township. The family will receive friends for visitation Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Salvation Army, Hospice of Hillsdale County or Hillsdale Community Health Center.  To view this obituary and send condolences, please visit  



Virginia Morrissett Thornberry

Monday, November 30, 2009 12:00 PM 

Virginia Morrissett Thornberry, formerly of Ohio and Wyoming, wife and partner of the late Rt. Rev. David Ritchie Thornberry, Episcopal Bishop for the State of Wyoming, formerly Archdeacon for Southern Ohio Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio; loving mother of the late David Timothy Thornberry and Ann Ritchie Thornberry; loving mother-in-law of Lois Fagaly Thornberry (Ohio); precious grandmother of Jennifer (Brian) Poole of St. Joseph; and L. Anne Thornberry (Ohio); devoted great-grandmother of Austin W. Poole.



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Monday, December 7, 2009 2:02 AM

GOULD, WAYNE LEE; of Milford; passed away December 3, 2009 after a year long battle with cancer at the age of 39. 



Wilfrid Hocking Jr

Wilfrid Hocking Jr. (Willie) of Flint, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 in Grand Blanc. Interment is Saturday at t... 



Wilhelmina (Minnie) (Fath) Sasse

Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:04 PM 

Wilhelmina (Minnie) (Fath) Sasse, widow of the late William (Bill) Sasse and lifetime resident of Midland county, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. 



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William R. Taylor Nov. 20, 1932-Oct. 23, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:23 AM 

William R. Taylor, age 76, of Erie, Pa., formerly of Monroe, died Oct. 23, 2009 in Hamot Medical Center, Erie. 

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