Friday, January 8, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 01/08/2010


 

ANITA N. PROCTOR

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

PROCTOR, ANITA N.; of Waterford; January 6, 2010; at 74 years of age. 


 


 


 

Albert F. Krause

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:36 AM 

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Albert L. Cook

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BRIAN T. FULKERSON

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

FULKERSON, BRIAN T.; March 12, 1950; to January 6, 2010; age 59; of Weidman and formerly of Oakland County; passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Central Michigan Community Hospital.


 


 

Baarson-Snow, Twyla

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Barbara A. Hackman

Friday, January 8, 2010 12:01 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Barbara A. Hackman, age 74, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2009, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel of Sturgis. 


 


 

Barlow, John A.

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Bessie M. Lyon

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Betty Ann Taylor

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Brian T. Fulkerson

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:06 AM 

March 12, 1950-Jan. 6, 2010 Brian Fulkerson, 59, of Weidman and formerly of Oakland County, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Central Michigan Community Hospital.


 


 

Burk, Hudean L.

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Calvin Arthur Ward

• Calvin Arthur Ward, 74, of Custer, died Monday, Jan. 4. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

Catherine M. Nadalsky *

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Chance Aaron Nash

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Clare E. Highlen *

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Craig Ryan DuVall

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Cynthia Marie Morris

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Daron M. Page *

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DeWAYNE L. RAYMENT

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

RAYMENT, DeWAYNE L.; age 52; passed away January 6, 2010. 


 


 

Debbi Marie Wilson

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Donald H. Auvenshine *

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Donald R. May

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM

Donald R. May Donald R. May, age 71 of Macomb Township, passed away Wednesday afternoon. He was born October 14, 1938, in Detroit. Donald retired after 32 years of employment at the Chrysler Corporation. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; brother, Ronald May; and five nieces and nephews, Greg May, Jeff (Carla) May, Gary (Angie) May, Lori Troy (fiance, Bill Schwartz) and Keith (Missy) May. He was predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Florence May. Arrangements by


 


 

Donald Vern Moore *

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Edward H. Garvey *

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Efrain Portillo Marinez *

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Fuller, Tammy A. *

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Garvey, Edward H. *

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Gregg, Larry M. *

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Harold Clifford Jenks *

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Herbert Clay Barnett

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Herbert Clay Barnett Herbert Clay Barnett, age 90, of Florence, Ala., passed away comfortably at his residence on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during World War II and then made St. Clair Shores, Mich. his home. He worked at Jim's Hair Cutting Shop in Grosse Pointe, Mich. and was a member of North Warren Church of Christ, Warren, Mich. In 1976, he moved to Florence and established Herb's Hair Cutting Shop. Herb is survived by his wife, Carolyn Minor Barnett; children, Ron Barnett, McDonough, Georgia and Sherry Barnett Butler, Florence; stepchildren, Steve Minor, Birmingham, Cindy Graybartz (Ray) Oconomowoc, Wis. and Laurie Estes (Chris) Biloxi, Miss.; grandchildren, Tammy Barnett Ard (Scott) McDonough, Ga., Steve Barnett, Stockbridge, Ga. and Missy Barnett, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Jason, and Amy Ard; sister, Leatie Mae Killen, Etheridge, Tenn.; forty-one nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nettie West Barnett; son, Herbert Brent Barnett; parents, Bosco and Frances "Fannie Lou" Barnett; brothers, Thomas, Lecil, Robert and Loyce Barnett; sisters, Claty Thompson, Flora Hand and Dorothy Nutt; friend, Bill Partain. The family will receive friends Friday, 1 p.m. at the Elkins Funeral Home, Florence, until the 3 p.m. Funeral Service in the funeral home chapel. Charles Abernathy will officiate. Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, P.O. Box 11, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, Attn Shoals Area Agency. You are invited to sign the online guest register at www.elkins fh.com.


 


 

Hoffman, Evelyn C. "Evie" *

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Hunter GauldFleming

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Irene A. Knauf

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Irene Dolly Kajder

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Isabel Violante, 96

Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Isabel M. Violante, 96, of Fennville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Holland  Hospital. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the Chappell Funeral Home in Fennville, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the  Panozoo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights, Ill. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Chicago. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth, Ill.


 


 

JOAN L. FELTNER

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

FELTNER, JOAN L.; of Clarkston; unexpectedly January 5, 2010; age 64. 


 


 

JOAN THERESA HOUGHTON-MCCANN

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

HOUGHTON-MCCANN, JOAN THERESA; of Waterford; January 2, 2010; age 59; born January 12, 1950 in Wichita Falls, TX. 


 


 

Jack D. Campbell

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:36 AM 

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Jack Evers, 79

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 11:57 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jack James Evers of Zeeland, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, at a local nursing home.   Funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.  Visitation one hour before 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.


 


 

Jack J. Foster

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:17 PM 

Jack J. Foster, 90, of Alden passed away early Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Greenville, N.C. following a brief illness. Prior to his death, Jack, who enjoyed living independently in Alden, had driven to North Carolina for his winter retreat.


 


 

Jack James Evers, 79

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 5:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jack James Evers, 79, of Holland, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Sanctuary at the Shore Care Facility in Grand Haven. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, 480 N. 152nd Ave. with visitation the hour before the service at the church. Arrangements are by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes Inc. www.lifestorynet.com  


 


 

Jack L. Bates

Monday, January 4, 2010 9:48 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jack L. Bates, age 82, of Adrian died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Sparrow Health Systems. He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Toledo to Claren L. and Ethel M. (Tanko) Bates. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. He was married to Frances Kohler Paulson on Feb. 14, 1959. She preceded him in death in August 1973. On April 11, 1975, he married Mary Lips-Derthick, and she survives. Jack had been employed in construction for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, and the Robert Meachen American Legion Post #325 in Blissfield. He was also a Lifetime Member of the Brotherhood of Joiners and Carpenters. In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by two sons, Jack (Jackie) Bates Jr. of Blissfield and Michael D. (Chris) Bates of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bates of Brooklyn; two stepdaughters, Pamela Andrews of Temperance, Mich., and Christine (James) Davis; two stepsons, Bradley (Eileen) Derthick of Boulder, Colo. and Scott Derthick of East Lansing; Larry Cianciosi, who was like a son to him; a brother, Robert Bates of Adrian; a sister, Donna Lee Polley of Petersburg, Mich.; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was preceded by his wife, Frances Kohler Paulson; his parents; a son, Gerald; twin grandsons, Kevin and Keith Bates; and a grandson, Nicholas Bates; a great-granddaughter at birth; and a stepson, Thomas Paulson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church with Pastor Brian Keller and Pastor David Koehler officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery, Blissfield. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Jalaine R. Bacholl

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James A. Tauke

Friday, January 1, 2010 12:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

James A. Tauke, 79, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 23, 1930, in Manona, Iowa, the son of Greg and Elizabeth (Osterhaus) Tauke. Jim attended school in Dyersville and was a graduate of Xavier High School Class of 1948. On Sept. 1, 1951 he married the former Arlene Krapfl in Dyersville, Iowa and she preceded him in death Feb. 20, 2001. Jim began his employment career with Tauke Implement, a family business in Dyersville. He then moved to Topeka, Kansas and worked as a sales representative for a farm equipment manufacturer. In 1966, Jim moved to Jonesville and started his own business as the owner of Tauke Sales and Service. He then relocated his family in 1975 to Escanaba and purchased the Hiawatha Motel. Throughout the years he also engaged in other business ventures; from 1990–1995 he owned Superior Ice Distributing, 1995 purchased Nor-Town Storage, and for several years was in sales with Coyne Chevrolet. Jim was a kind and loving husband, father, and friend. He devoted his life, along with his wife Arlene, to the care and raising of their handicapped son, Steve. Jim enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his close friend Ray Rossi. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge and a former member of the Lake Bluff Country Club. Jim is survived by sons, Steve Tauke, Escanaba, Randy (Pam) Tauke, Gladstone; daughter, Sandi Hodge, Jonesville; grandchildren, Chad, Jeremy, Corey Hodge and Randy Tauke, Jr.; great-grandchildren: Nathaniel and Elijah; brothers, Dave (Alice) Tauke, Dyersville, Marv (Leona) Tauke, Dyersville; sisters, Marge Torrance – Dyersville, Donna (Bob) McGuire, Dyersville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Arlene. Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. An Elks Memorial Service will take place in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of James Anthony Tauke will follow at noon at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba with Father Eric Olson officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy and online condolences in Jim’s honor may be directed to the Tauke family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.  


 


 

James E McKenna

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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James J. Robleski

Monday, January 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

DULUTH, Minn. -- James J. Robleski, 72, of 14219N Curry Road, Saxon, Wis., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, with his family by his side. 


 


 

Jared Roger Fosmore

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 8:34 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jared Roger Fosmore, 22, of Wabash, Ind. died at 6:40 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at  Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be held at Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10:30am with Rev. Hobert Meek officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12-2pm and 5-7pm Friday, January 8, 2010 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, and 1 hour prior to service Saturday at the church. There will be a memorial service at the Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church, 1833 McMichael Rd, Alanson, Michigan on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11:00am. Preferred memorial is his sons, Landen Roger and Prestyn Wayne Fosmore. Read more HERE in Wednesday’s Tribune.


 


 

Jared Roger Fosmore, 22

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:40 AM

Jared Roger Fosmore, 22, of Wabash, Ind., died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 


 


 

Jean C. Andersen

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Jeanette A. Bos

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Jeffrey L. Crawford

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:06 AM 

March 16, 1952-Jan. 6, 2010 Jeffrey L. Crawford, 57 of Midland, and former Ithaca resident, died Wednesday afternoon, January 06, 2010 at the MidMichigan Medical Center. 


 


 

Jerry A. Root

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:55 AM 

Jerry A. Root, 64, of Midland, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the MidMichigan Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to the care of Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.


 


 

Jerry L. Playford

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:23 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jerry Lee Playford, 73 of Fort Payne, Ala. passed away Monday morning, Jan 4, 2010. He was born July 22, 1936, in Hillsdale, son of the late Roland Venton and Winnifred Mary Gayler Playford. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wilma Fischer Playford; daughters, Teri Lyn Playford and Sandi Lyn Maroney and her husband, Mike; brothers, Wayne Playford, Mike Playford of Arizona and Donald Playford of Michigan; sister, Rosemary Chervarek of Ohio; grandchildren, William Tyler Miller and Elizabeth Caitlyn Maroney. Memorial services will be at noon Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Life Center in Fort Payne, Ala. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the Life Center. They request no flowers but memorial contributions to be made to the CLC Fund or SOS Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 206 Grand Ave., Fort Payne, AL 35967. Online guest book: www.wilsonfhinc.com.


 


 

Jessie Mae Carey *

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Joan Elizabeth Culham *

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John A. Decker

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John A. Decker, 77, of Hudson, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Addison, the son of Albert L. and Harriet (Hickory) Decker. John married Mary Lou Brown on May 21, 1955 in Jackson. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2004. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a medic in the U.S. Navy. John was very active in the Hudson community and took on many leadership roles as he was past president of Hudson Kiwanis, Hudson American Legion, Hudson School Board, Sacred Heart School Board and the Hudson Jaycees. He owned Hudson Insurance Agency for 40 years and Decker Real Estate for 30 years. John was co-founder of the Thursday afternoon Men’s Golf League and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson. John is survived by three sons, Tim (Colleen) Decker of Morenci, Chris Decker and Rich Decker, both of Hudson; six grandchildren, Jason, Steve, Eli, Alex, Ethan and Addisyn, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, son, Stephen, parents and brother, James Decker. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson concelebrated by the Rev. Richard Eberle and the Rev. H. Paul Ruddy. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson. Full Military Honors will be conducted by Hannan-Colvin Post 180 American Legion of Hudson. Visitation was held 4-6 p.m. Sunday and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday with a scripture prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or The American Legion. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at: www.brownvanhemert.com.


 


 

John A. Pienta

• John A. Pienta, 47, of Manistee, died Thursday, Jan. 7. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

John Franklin Hughson Oct. 5, 1919-Jan. 3, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:49 AM 

John Franklin Hughson, age 90, of South Rockwood, MI., passed away January 3, 2010 at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton, MI. He had been in declining health.


 


 

John Pagac Jan. 5, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:53 AM 

Pagac, John, age 71, of New Boston, died January 5, 2010. 


 


 

Johnny Ray Taylor

Monday, January 4, 2010 6:40 AM 

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Jon L. Bengtson

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Joseph M. Rushton

Monday, January 4, 2010 6:40 AM 

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Joseph Peter Zauner

Saturday, January 2, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Josephine Rose Sutherland

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Joyce B. Halfman *

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Joyce Elaine Visscher

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Judge KENNETH H. HEMPSTEAD

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

HEMPSTEAD, Judge KENNETH H.; passed peacefully at his home on January 7, 2010; at 80 years of age. 


 


 

Julius R. Kubbe

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Julius R. Kubbe Julius R. Kubbe, age 87, died January 5, 2010. He was a longtime member of Utica United Methodist Church, Sterling Heights and also VFW Post 2358, Roseville. Beloved husband of the late Harriet I. Kubbe. Loving father of Myron (Anna Leigh), Lois (Dennis) Nollen, Katherine (Frank) Maloczewski, Nancy (Mark) Palmiter, Darrell, and Ronald; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brother of Elmer, Lucille Murray, Harry (Esther), and Norman (Lorraine). Visitation Friday, 2-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Weatherly Burkhead Verhelst at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road (south of 18 Mile Rd.), Clinton Township.


 


 

June Kapenga, 81

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 11:54 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

June Kapenga, age 81, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2010.   The memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at First Reformed Church, 148 East Central Avenue in Zeeland.    Visitation will be at First Reformed Church on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. prior to the ceremony. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.    Arrangements are by 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.


 


 

June L. Carlisle

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:04 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

June Lorain Carlisle, 85, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at  Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek.  She was born July 4, 1924 in Reading, Mich., to George and Ruth (Whaley) Benjamin.  She was married April 28, 1941, to Darrel Carlisle and he preceded her in death March 19, 2009. June retired from Spencer Machine & Tool.  She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts and she loved traveling with her husband Darrel.  June participated in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinaw Bridge for over 25 years. Surviving are three daughters, Ruth (John) Fink of Vicksburg, Mary (Ronald) Philipp of Jackson and Janice Mercs of Climax; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great great-granddaughter;  a sister, Jackie Huber of Girard; three brothers, John Benjamin of Hillsdale, James (Penny) Benjamin and Jerry Benjamin, both of Texas; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services for June Carlisle will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Harkey officiating.  Interment will follow at Sand Lake Valley Cemetery in Hillsdale Township. The family will receive friends for visitation  from 6-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek .  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Kathleen Beierle *

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Kathryn Ellen Reed

Monday, January 4, 2010 11:20 AM 

Kathryn Ellen Reed passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at home with her son and daughter by her side. 


 


 

Kenneth Carl Bergeron

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Kenneth Carl Bergeron Kenneth Carl Bergeron, age 68, died January 5, 2010. Mr. Bergeron is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Victoria (Peter) Mousseau, Christopher (Brenda) Bergeron; and his grandchildren, Michael, David, Amber and Brendan. The funeral Mass is Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. (no instate period) at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township. Visitation is Friday, January 8, 2010, from 2-9 p.m. at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Road, (south of 21 Mile), Macomb, with a Scripture service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation for a Mass at the church of your choice. Please leave a memory at www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.


 


 

Kenneth W. Shorkey

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Kevin D. Tate

Friday, January 8, 2010 9:42 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Kevin D. Tate, age 43, of Adrian passed away Jan. 6, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born July 6, 1966, in Adrian, the son of Donald and Lily (Miller) Tate. He married Dawn Butler. She preceded him in death in May of 2008. Kevin was currently employed with Michigan TBA.  He is survived by his son, Johnathan Tate; his mother, Lily Faye Tate; his brother, James (Melissa) Tate; and three sisters, Shirley Tate, Lori (Corwin) Laster and Donna Bovee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn; his father, Donald, and infant brother, David. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Daryl Etheridge officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a trust account for Kevin’s son Johnathan. Send condolences and view Kevin’s video tribute online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.


 


 

LOIS ANN GERDS

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

GERDS, LOIS ANN; of Fenton, formerly of Waterford; January 6, 2010; at 74 years of age.


 


 

LaDona M. Brown

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:17 PM 

LaDona M. Brown, 87, of Midland, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2009, at MidMichigan Stratford Village. She was born Dec. 4, 1922, daughter of the late Otto and Wilhelmina (Giesken) Meyer, in Coe Center, outside Shepard and raised on a small family farm, in the face of the Great Depression. After graduating from Shepard High School she worked for Oldsmobile in Lansing during World War II.


 


 

Lana Mae (Schnell) Palmer

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:06 AM 

June 29, 1949-Dec. 26, 2009 Lana Mae (Schnell) Palmer, age 60, of Indian River, passed away December 26, 2009 at Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey. 


 


 

Lana Mae (Schnell) Palmer, 60

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:15 AM 

Lana Mae (Schnell) Palmer, 60, of Indian River, passed away Dec. 26, 2009, at Hiland Cottage of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.


 


 

Larry I. Clawson

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 4:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Larry I. Clawson, 67, of Reading, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. Born March 4, 1942, in Butler, Ohio, he was the son of Royal and Wava (Keefer) Clawson. Larry had been employed at HiLo Trailer Company in Butler, Ohio and served on the Butler Police Department for 5 years prior to moving to Michigan. He was a custodian at Jonesville Community Schools retiring in 1989. Larry enjoyed Stock and NASCAR racing and attended the INDY 500 for 25 years. He also enjoyed car shows, electronic gadgets and his friends.  Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry (Jake) and Judith Oswalt, Reading; nephew and niece, Jeffrey and Jennifer Oswalt, Brooklyn; great-nephew, Joshua Oswalt, Brooklyn; several cousins in Ohio and extended “family” — the staff and residents of the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility where he resided since 2002. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1951, father (Royal) and stepmother (Jean Oswalt-Clawson) in 2008. Memorial services will be held at noon on Saturday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with the Rev. Edward Schafer officiating.  Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Reading. Visitation is scheduled at 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.


 


 

Larry M. Gregg *

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Larry Willard Fitchett Jan. 5, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:53 AM 

Fitchett, Larry W., age 67, of New Boston, died January 5, 2010. 


 


 

Laura Olson, 49

Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:35 AM 

Laura Olson, 49, of Murray, Ky., died Jan. 5, 2010, at her residence. 


 


 

Lilalee Harlow Henry

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:17 PM 

Lilalee Harlow Henry, 80, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. She was born July 9, 1929, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Marvin Vernon and Thelma (Vinson) Harlow. She graduated from Port Arthur High School in 1941 and from Southern Methodist University in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree.


 


 

Llewellyn Lloyd "Lew" Bowman

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:12 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Llewellyn Lloyd “Lew” Bowman, age 90, of Adrian passed away at home on Jan. 2, 2010, under the loving care of his family. Lew was born May 22, 1919, in Birmingham, Mich., the son of Clarence L. and Cecile E. (Johnson) Bowman. On Nov. 7, 1939, he married Eva Mary Johnson who preceded him in death on March 26, 1977. On May 3, 1980, he married Thelma J. Howard who survives. During World War II Lew served his country in the Army as an infantryman on the front lines of Central Europe. He also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps building roads in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and on the WPA in Detroit. He was employed by Tecumseh Products for 42 years and was engaged in farming in Manchester Township for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God Church. In addition to Thelma, his wife of almost 30 years, Lew is survived by four daughters, Judy St. Louis of Gladwin, Mary-Lou (Richard) Coury of Clinton, Nancy (Hector) Garcia of New Boston and Patty (Onnie) Young of Harrison, Tenn.; and one brother, George (Margaret) Bowman of Clinton. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, LuAnn (Jim) Beck, J. Paul St. Louis, Richard (Nicole) Coury, Kimberly (Lesley) Jones, Timothy Garcia, Tamara Garcia, Michael (Emily) Jacobs, J.D. Young; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, one sister, one son-in-law and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Clinton Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Richard Coury officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. An additional visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Assembly of God Church. Send condolences and view Lew’s video tribute at www.pursefuneralhome.com.


 


 

Lorna Marie Leslie

Monday, January 4, 2010 8:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lorna Marie (Secord) Leslie, 88, of Boyne City and Charlevoix, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2009, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. A memorial service and burial will take place in the spring at Northport Leelanau Cemetery. Read more HERE in Tuesday's Tribune.


 


 

Lyda H. Jensen, 97

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:35 AM 

Lyda H. Jensen, 97, of Howell, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. She was born Feb. 14, 1912, in Boyne City, the daughter of Austin and Ruby (Ferris) Weeks.


 


 

Lynda L. Morris

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:55 AM 

Lynda L. Morris, 67, of Remus, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Bay City, to Neil and Ruth (Robinson) Brown, who predeceased her. Lynda lived and raised her family in the Midland area before moving to Remus 25 years ago.


 


 

Lynn A. Miller "Bud" *

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M. Arlene Hansen (Smith) *

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MARION C. McKAY

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

McKAY, MARION C.; age 76; January 6, 2010. Loving wife of the late Chuck; dearest mother of Michele McKay, Maureen (Jeff) Smith, and Marianne (Bob) Erskine; sister of Thelma, Ilene, and the late Frank Ashby; grandmother of her eight beloved grandchildren.


 


 

MARY F.(Rederstorf) CARTER

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

CARTER, MARY F. (Rederstorf); of Gladwin, formerly of Waterford; passed away on December 14, 2009 after a long battle with Pulmonary Hypertension Disease; age 71.


 


 

MATREAL, DORIS L.

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

MATREAL, DORIS L.; age 74; of Ogemaw Co., MI, and formerly of Commerce Twp.; passed away at home in the care of her family on January 6, 2010.


 


 

Madeline E. Hathaway

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:38 AM 

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Maj. Roy E. Tipton

Friday, January 1, 2010 12:26 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Roy E. Tipton, age 87 of Hillsdale. A lifelong learner, teacher and unabashed idealist, Roy Tipton will be remembered for his steadfast loyalty to his friends, family and country. He was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Madison County Ky., to Roy and Mary Willie (Fielder) Tipton. He began his professional life as a soldier, enlisting in the army in 1939. After a brief, 12-day training period was “turned to duty” as a private in the 10th Infantry. After being stationed at Fort Custer, he was deployed to Iceland in 1941 where, having been promoted to sergeant, he served until he was accepted to Officer Candidate School in December 1942. On April 17, 1942, he graduated from OCS and was commissioned a second lieutenant. This accomplishment was particularly notable since he had not yet completed his high school education. He was eventually assigned to the 351st Infantry Regiment of the 88th Division in May of 1944 and participated in the liberation of Italy from the Nazi invasion. In July of the same year he assumed command of L Company during the battle of Laiatico. After the two other rifle companies of the 3rd Battalion had been rendered incapable of combat by the enemy he led his company in a night attack resulting in the capture of over 200 German soldiers without a single casualty to his men. This action decided the battle and the 3rd Battalion was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its outstanding performance — the equivalent of every man in the unit receiving the Distinguished Service Cross. Eventually attaining the rank of major, he served in the Korean Military Advisory Group during the Korean War and was commander of Fulda Post, Germany, from January 1957 to August 1958. After a career that spanned 20 years he retired from active military duty on Oct. 31, 1959, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. In 1963 he graduated from Western Michigan University with a masters degree in guidance and counseling. He later settled in Hillsdale, Michigan where he served as high school guidance counselor from 1966 to 1976 and was a well-known fixture in the community for the remainder of his life. An avid barbershop singer and 35-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society he sang with the Hudson, Coldwater and Jackson chapters before helping to found the Hillsdale chapter. He is survived by Frances (Ford) Tipton, his wife of 43 years; three children: Sharon Tipton of Kalamazoo; David (Ellen) Tipton of Battle Creek; and Matthew (Josie) Tipton of Sterling Heights; Seven granddaughters: Arrow Tipton; Erin Tipton; Emily (Ian) Bobinac; Sara Tipton; Abigail Tipton; Gwendolyn Tipton; and Meredith Tipton; two great-granddaughters and a great-grandson; a brother: Lemuel Ray (Jean) Tipton of Dry Ridge, Ky.; a beloved niece: Jean Ann (Mark) Powell of Walton, Ky.; two grand-nieces: Rachel and Ashlynn Powell. He was preceded in death by a son: Michael Tipton (2009); and a brother: Denville Tipton (1945). Funeral services for Roy Tipton will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the VanHorn-EagleFuneral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Ned Wyse officiating. Interment with full military honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home. The Hillsdale Town & Country barbershop chorus will pay a musical tribute at 7 p.m. Suggested memorials include Hospice of Hillsdale, the Hillsdale Town and Country Chorus and Harmony Foundation.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Margaret "Maggie" Robinson

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:38 AM 

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Margaret Marie (Bootsie) Vetter

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:55 AM 

Margaret Marie (Bootsie) Vetter, 85, of Midland, formerly of Zeeland and Bismarck, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. She dealt with multiple health issues throughout her lifetime, always with a positive attitude, and had a peaceful death. She was deeply loved and admired and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


 


 

Margaret Rose Hill, 93

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 9:05 AM

Margaret R. Hill, of Boyne City, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2010, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. 


 


 

Margarete V. Miller Jan. 4, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:34 AM 

Margarete V. Miller, 91, of Montrose, formerly of Monroe, died Monday at Hurley Medical Center, Flint. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home. 


 


 

Margarete V. Miller Sept. 24, 1918-Jan. 4, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:53 AM 

Margarete V. Miller, 91, of Montrose, Michigan, formerly of Monroe, died at 6 p.m. Monday at Hurley Hospital, Flint. She had been in poor health for two weeks.


 


 

Margarette Kerr

Saturday, January 2, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Marian Catherine Hamill

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Marion R. Earles, 79

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:35 AM 

Marion R. Earles, 79, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away at 2:08 p.m. Dec. 24, 2009, at his residence.


 


 

Marjorie M. Lindner

Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:28 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marjorie M. Lindner, 95, of Coldwater went to be with the Lord Monday night, Jan. 4, 2010 at Drew’s Place in Coldwater. Visitation is set for 4-7 p.m. Monday at Gillespie Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Coldwater Bible Chapel on South Jefferson St. Pastor Phil Lindner of Batavia Baptist Church will officiate. At 2 p.m., she will be laid to rest in Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall. Mrs. Lindner had been receiving Hospice care and assisted living for about two years. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Battle Creek to Earl E. and Rosabelle Hayward. She was a graduate of Battle Creek public schools and also attended Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace, Fla., and Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Marjorie married Robert M. Lindner in Battle Creek on Nov. 30, 1939. She was a dedicated pastor’s wife and mother of five sons. She assisted her husband in a youth ministry with the Rural Bible Mission of Kalamazoo for 42 years. Until recently, the couple had spent winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her husband Robert preceded her in death on April 30, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her eldest son, John. She is survived by a younger sister Dr. Mary Louise Beattie of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and a brother John Hayward, M.D. of Reedley, Calif. Survivors also include sons Philip of Bronson, Paul (Linda) of Coldwater, Stephen (Jeanine) of Saline and Luke of Belmont, Calif.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


 


 

Marvella E.Bradburn

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:06 AM 

May 22, 1939-Jan. 6, 2010 Marvella E. Bradburn, 70, of Alma, MI, passed away at her home on Jan. 6, 2010. 


 


 

Mary A. Hatfield Jan. 5, 2009

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:30 AM 

Mary A. Hatfield, 60, of Monroe died Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.


 


 

Mary Alice Hatfield Jan. 3, 1950-Jan. 5, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:55 AM 

Mary A. Hatfield, 60, of Monroe died at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital?s Emergency Room. She had been in poor health for six months.


 


 

Mary Ann Dargitz

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:06 AM 

Mary Ann Dargitz, age 39, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Central Michigan Community Hospital.


 


 

Mary L. "Midge" Smith

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 6:50 AM 

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Mary L. Grabbitt

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Mary Lou Juanita Fuller Cornwell Sept. 4, 1929-Jan. 5, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:56 AM 

Mary Lou was born in Mendon, MI, to Asa and Clara (Minger) Fuller. 


 


 

Mary M. Shefka

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:08 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Mary M. Shefka, 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. 


 


 

Mary M. Turner Jan. 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:35 AM 

Mary M. Turner, 90, of Monroe died this morning at Fountain View of Monroe. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home. 


 


 

Mary M. Turner March 1, 1919-Jan. 5, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:30 AM 

Mary M. Turner, 90 years, of Monroe, MI went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:00 a.m. in Fountain View of Monroe, where she had been since July of 2008.


 


 

Mary Pauken

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary Pauken, 74, of Jackson, passed away Sunday Jan. 3, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Fritz; daughters, Deborah (Mark) Cimock of Glenn, Mich., Marcia (Calvin) Taylor of Spring Arbor, Karen (John) Berlin of St. Joseph and Susan (Kevin) Yinger of Michigan Center; grandchildren, Dylan Cimock, Karrisa (Nate) Naylor, Audrey Taylor, Calvin Taylor, Jonas (Kristin) Berlin, Elliott and Lucas Berlin, Tyler and Spencer Yinger; numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong best friend Joyce Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Eric Pauken-Taylor and siblings, Alice, Dorothy, Eloise, Florence and Everett. Mary enjoyed gardening, shopping and visiting with friends. She was an awesome baker, an avid supporter of her grandchildren and loved her dog “Otis” immensely. Mrs. Pauken is at the Desnoyer Funeral Home, 204 N. Blackstone, Jackson where a prayer service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery. The Rev. James Shaver will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Tuesday with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Cascades Humane Society or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.


 


 

Matthew W. Latham

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 6:50 AM 

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Maxine V. Walters

Thursday, January 7, 2010 12:08 PM

Maxine V. Walters, 89, of Midland, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at MidMichigan Medical Center. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Miller Funeral Home. 


 


 

Melva L. Gogolin

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:37 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Melva L. Gogolin, “Child of God,” was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Adrian, Mich., the youngest child of Pearl and Vera Rockwell. She passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2009, surrounded by her family and husband of 63 years, Asa. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Elmer and Dorman; and sisters, Eloine and Neva. Melva spent her youth on the family farm in Adrian and became a Navy wife upon her wedding to Asa, Nov. 9, 1946. Together they raised five children, Randy (Judy), Pam (Mike), Kim (Debbie), Carol (Denny) and Tracey (Jeff), while serving in many different areas of the U.S. as well as a tour in Japan. Melva was a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and to 16 great-grandchildren. Retirement brought her to Tuscon, Ariz. Her final duty station is eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Melva was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend ...she is dearly loved and missed. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 23, 2010, at Tortolita PresbyterianChurch, 10710 N. Thornydale Road, Tucson, with the Rev. John Ashley officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Adair Funeral Homes-Avalon Chapel, Tucson (520-742-7901). Donations may be made to Casa de la Luz, 400 W. Magee Road, Tucson, AZ 85704.


 


 

Merle Overway, 75

Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:53 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Merle D. Overway, 75, of Holland, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Heartland of Holland. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave., with Rev. Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel officiating. Visitation will be on Monday one hour prior to the service at the Northwood Chapel. Burial will take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Inc., Northwood Chapel.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.


 


 

Mildred "Millie" T. Sayers

Monday, January 4, 2010 8:28 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mildred "Millie" T. Sayers, age 68, of Afton died on January 3, 2010 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Visitation is Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 4 pm – 8 pm at the Chagnon Funeral Home. Funeral services are Wednesday January 6, 2010 at 11 am at the Chagnon Funeral Home, with Pastor Peter Bartlett officiating. Her final resting place will be Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tower Read more HERE in Tuesday's Tribune. 


 


 

NORMA A. NOBEL

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

NOBEL, NORMA A.; age 93; December 27, 2009. 


 


 

Nina Renee Howes

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Norbert C. Zimmer

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:38 AM 

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OLGA BARKELEY

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

BARKELEY, OLGA; of Pontiac; at 101 years of age; January 6, 2010. 


 


 

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Orlie W. Frankhouse Jan. 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:53 AM 

Orlie W. Frankhouse, 76, died at 12:45 this morning at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.


 


 

Other deaths

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Other deaths Dirce Parochetti, 85, of Ray Township, Hauss Funeral Home, Macomb Township 


 


 

Patricia (Pat) Taylor Gentry

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:17 PM

Patricia (Pat) Taylor Gentry, former long-time resident of Midland, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Durham, N.C. A full obituary will appear next week when the arrangements for a memorial service in Midland are complete. 


 


 

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Patricia J. 'Pat' Wood

Friday, January 8, 2010 1:15 AM 

MELLEN, Wis.   -- Patricia J. "Pat" Wood, 66, of 404 Maple St., Hurley, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen. 


 


 

Paul Arnold Charboneau

Monday, January 4, 2010 8:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Paul Arnold Charboneau, 66, of Cheboygan, passed away on December 31, 2009 at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial for Mr Charboneau will take place in the spring at Pine Hill Cemetery.  Read more HERE in Tuesday's Tribune.


 


 

Paul Drake Simoff

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:07 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Paul Drake Simoff of Hillsdale, Michigan passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at home. He was born Aug. 19, 1950, in Detroit, the son of Drake and Sally (Mark) Simoff. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn M. Thompson whom he married on Jan. 4, 2003; two stepdaughters, Paula (Robert) Baxter of Hillsdale and Kristy (Randy) Winchell of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Bethany Winchell and Nicole, Rachel, Robert Jr. and Katlyn Baxter and his mother, Sally Simoff of Dearborn Heights. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Gary Simoff. At his request cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson, the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.  


 


 

Paul Edward Ulrich

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Phonethip Mounsithiraj

Monday, January 4, 2010 11:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Phonethip  Mounsithiraj, age 41, of Centreville, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Vientiene, Laos on Oct. 28, 1968,  a son of  Theuang and DamDouane (Laungrath) Mounsithiraj. In 1980, Phonethip and his family moved to Centreville and he later graduated from Centreville High School in 1987. While in high school he participated in football and basketball. Phonethip attended Glen Oaks Community College for two years and Ferris State University, where he received an associate science degree in industrial technology. He worked in Quality Control at Jenco Corp. for 10 years. Phonethip was a member of  The Vineyard Church in Mishawaka, Ind, and he truly loved the Lord. He enjoyed music and playing guitar, and was an avid sports fan. Surviving are his mother, DamDouane Mounsithiraj of Centreville; sister Khingkham Mounsithiraj of Centreville; brothers Thavisak (Anita) Mounsithiraj of Goshen, Ind., Thavisith (Jean)  Mounsithiraj  of  Goshen, Viratham (Amy) Mounsithiraj  of  Goshen and Monotham Mounsithiraj of Centreville; and nieces and nephews Tyler, Annie, Kate, Joseph, Molly, Aaron and Dteban. He was preceded in death by his father. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Vineyard Church, 16219 Jackson Road, Mishawaka, Ind., with Pastor Mark Pope officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements were made by Eley Funeral Homes  Inc., Centreville. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Phyllis Elaine Hathaway

Friday, January 8, 2010 9:40 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Phyllis Elaine Hathaway, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, Ariz. She was born in Carson City, Mich., on Feb. 9, 1925, to Raymond “Ike” and Maude (Dean) Hummel. Phyllis graduated with honors from Washington Gardner High School in Albion, Mich., on June 12, 1942. After working on a farm and as a telephone operator, Phyllis continued her education at Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing, Mich., earning a degree as a registered nurse in 1949. She married John S. Hathaway on May 5, 1950, at First United Methodist Church in Adrian, Mich. Phyllis raised “her boys” in Adrian and lived in Battle Creek before moving to Mesa, Ariz., in 1985. Phyllis’ “bliss” was her work as a registered nurse. Her career spanned 40 years providing care to patients in Michigan and Arizona. She was a gourmet cook and avid reader who loved animals, shopping and collecting antiques. Known for her creativity, Phyllis enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, embroidery and devising new recipes to share with her family and friends. Her lifelong commitment to community service began during World War II as an employee of Service Caster and Truck Company earning an Army-Navy ‘E’ Award. Her own personal tragedy led Phyllis to be an impassioned advocate and member of MADD. She was devoted to her family and entertained us with her quick wit. Phyllis is survived by sons, Michael (Carol) and Jeffrey Hathaway; grandchildren, Eric (Vickie) Hathaway, Heather (Brian) Diekelman, Melinda and Noah Hathaway; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Logan Diekelman. She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick, and mother. Funeral services celebrating her life took place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Lakeshore Mortuary, Mesa, Ariz., with the Rev. Dan Morley officiating. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery located in her hometown of Albion, Mich. Memorials may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, www.madd.org/mi.


 


 

Phyllis J. Keck, 86

Monday, January 4, 2010 6:55 AM 

Phyllis J. Keck, 86, of Petoskey, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs. 


 


 

RICHARD J. "Rich" CARPENTER

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

CARPENTER, RICHARD J. "Rich"; January 4, 2010; age 40. 


 


 

RITA LOUISE KING

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

KING, RITA LOUISE; of Waterford; died December 30, 2009; at age 79. 


 


 

RONALD DAVID CULTON

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

CULTON, RONALD DAVID; age 65; January 4, 2010, in Harbor Springs, MI. 


 


 

Ralph E. Hignite

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:55 AM 

Ralph E. Hignite, 84, of Midland, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Midland, to the late James and Trinvilla (Hardy) Hignite. He married his sweetheart, Ann Endline, in Midland, on Dec. 14, 1970.


 


 

Raymond R. Usitalo

Monday, January 4, 2010 12:59 AM 

DULUTH, Minn. -- Raymond R. Usitalo, 80, of Geneva Road, Bessemer, Mich., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Duluth. 


 


 

Richard A. Walker

Monday, January 4, 2010 6:55 AM 

Richard A. Walker, of Oden, formerly of DeTour Village, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.


 


 

Richard Ferrett

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Richard J. Carpenter

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Richard J. Carpenter Richard J. "Rich" Carpenter, age 40, died January 4, 2010. Monday morning of this week God took our favorite son, brother, uncle, and friend to heaven. Beloved son of Edward and Mary. Loved brother of Catherine Kelly (Timothy), Edward S., III (Michelle), Charles M. (Sara), Christopher F., M.D. (Shelley), and Thomas K. (Julianne). Adored uncle of T.J., Mary, Sean, Reagan, Eddie, Andy, Ali, Christie, Charlie, Joey, Abby, Nick, and Brody. Lovingly cared for by Marla, Matt, Rennard, and Zach. Family will receive friends at


 


 

Richard R. Lemke, 30

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 11:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Richard R. Lemke, 30, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.  


 


 

Richard Westcott Thompson

Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Richard Westcott Thompson, 72, Huntington, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at 12:54 a.m. at his residence in Huntington, Ind. Richard Thompson was born July 31, 1937 in Coldwater to William H. and Wava Westcott Thompson. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Thompson married H. Carol Frambes on June 18, 1960. She survives and lives in Huntington, Ind. Richard graduated from Quincy High School in 1955 and from Tri State University in 1959 as a Professional Engineer holding licenses in both Indiana and Florida. Prior to his retirement, he held positions at Indiana Department of Transportation, was head of the Huntington County Highway Department, the Florida Department of Transportation and was Director of Traffic Operations in Brevard County, Fla. Mr. Thompson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington, Ind. Survivors include his wife, Carol Thompson of Huntington, Ind., son Paul R. Thompson of Huntington, Ind. and daughter Michelle R. “Chelley” and husband Scott Smith of Hightown, Va. Also surviving are grandchildren Andrew Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Angela Thompson and Ethan Smith. He was preceded in death by children Mathew David Thompson and Heather Elaine Thompson and brother William Thompson Jr. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Ind. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday immediately following calling at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Ind., with Rev. Jack Hess officiating. Burial will be in Lester Cemetery, Coldwater at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Central Brevard Sharing Center in care of Ed Price, Director, P.O. Box 2176, Cocoa, FL, 32923. McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Ind. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are to www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Richard 'Ric' Powell

Friday, January 8, 2010 9:41 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Richard “Ric” Powell, age 77, of Adrian passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center. Richard was born April 1, 1932, in Clayton, the son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Jones) Powell. He graduated from Adrian High School with the Class of 1950. During the Korean Conflict, Richard served in the Air Force. On Dec. 20, 1952, Richard married Bessie L. Martinson at the First Presbyterian Church in Adrian. They celebrated 55 years of marriage prior to her death in 2008. After completing his training at Toledo Barber School, Ric worked for a barber for one year before purchasing his shop in 1957, which is still located on South Main Street. Because he enjoyed his work and loved his customers, Ric never retired. Ric was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #97, the VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584, and the Adrian Kiwanis Club. Ric was a Cub Scout Leader, a Little League Coach, and, for many years, helped with the chain gang at Adrian High School football games. He was a member of the Adrian Public Schools Board of Education and served as President. Ric and Bessie enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas over the years. Ric also enjoyed horse racing. An active Grandpa, Ric enjoyed watching his grandson play sports, his granddaughters’ dance recitals and soccer, and his great-granddaughter’s dance recitals. Surviving Ric are his children, Pamela Frankenberger and her husband, Michael, of Mason, and Michael Powell and his wife, Kaye, of Rochester; four treasured grandchildren, Michelle (Duane) Rowe, Patricia Frankenberger, and Melissa and Rick Powell; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Huffer;  sister, Norma (Jim) Scott of Florida; sister-in-law, Gloria Alexander of West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Powell, and a sister, Marilyn Miller. The funeral service for Ric will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. James and Kathleen Splitt officiating, and military honors conducted by the VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584. Burial will be private. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. You may also send condolences to the family at www.wagleyfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Ric may direct their gifts to the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian.  Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.


 


 

Rita M. Pifer

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:35 AM 

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Robert E. Beznitz

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:10 AM 

Robert E. Beznitz, of Charlevoix, died Dec. 28, 2009, at his home. 


 


 

Robert E. Beznitz, 83

Monday, January 4, 2010 10:45 AM 

Robert E. Beznitz, 83, of Charlevoix, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009.


 


 

Robert John Brinker Sr.

Friday, January 1, 2010 6:38 AM 

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Robert LaVern "Sandy" Sanderson

Sunday, January 3, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Ronald Marcus Smith

Thursday, January 7, 2010 4:07 PM 

Ronald Marcus Smith, son of Daniel Alexander and Edith (Loper) Smith, was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Vanderbilt. He departed this life on Dec. 22, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 79 years.


 


 

Rose Marie Hundley

Thursday, January 7, 2010 12:08 PM 

Rose Marie Hundley, 61, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Rose Marie went to heaven to meet her brother, Joe, and father, Victor; leaving behind her son, Rodney; five grandchildren; five sisters and her mother, Molly.


 


 

Rose Marie Worden

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:06 AM 

Feb. 10, 1956-Jan. 7, 2010 Rose Marie Worden, age 53, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Central Michigan Community Hospital.


 


 

Rose Woods, 68

Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Rose Ann Woods, 68, of Grand Junction, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Lee Township Cemetery. The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.


 


 

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Ruth Otto Abood

Monday, December 28, 2009 8:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ruth Otto Abood, 40, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, was welcomed into eternal life on December 23, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Read more HERE in Tuesday's Tribune. 


 


 

STEPHEN MacEACHERN

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

MacEACHERN, STEPHEN; died January 5, 2010, at Clausen Manor in Waterford; he was 82 years old. 


 


 

SYBIL LENORE CAREY

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:11 AM 

CAREY, SYBIL LENORE; age 76; of Flushing; passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010. 


 


 

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Seblo DeVries, 93

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:15 AM 

Seblo DeVries, 93, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility. 


 


 

Sherrie Lynn Brown

Monday, January 4, 2010 11:03 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Sherrie Lynn Brown, age 50, of Nottawa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born June 19, 1959, in Sturgis, a daughter to Robert and Della (Marchand) McDaniel. Sherrie had been a resident of Nottawa for the past six months and had previously been a resident of Sturgis most of her life. She had been employed as an aide for Sturgis Home Health Care and Thurston Woods Village. Sherrie was a member of New Beginnings Church and enjoyed music and being with her many friends. She was a caring person and would give most anything she had to help others in need. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Brown of Nottawa; a daughter, Amanda Griffin of Sturgis; two sons, Kenneth Harrington of Burr Oak and Colton Stevens of Sturgis; two grandchildren, Garrett Sparks and Billy Daughtry; her parents, Robert and Della McDaniel of Constantine; maternal grandmother, Ruth Marchand of Centreville; stepbrothers Bill (Connie) McDaniel and Bobby McDaniel, both of Constantine; and a niece, Kylar McDaniel. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tara Sparks. The family will receive friends and relatives from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at New Beginnings Church, 63022 N. M-66, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Sherrie Brown will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Randy Evans officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Memorial donations may be directed to the Brown family, 26000 Zarza Lane, Nottawa, MI 49075. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Shirley A. Pontius, 69

Monday, January 4, 2010 6:55 AM 

Shirley A. Pontius, 69, of Harbor Springs, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2009, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. 


 


 

Shirley Ann Simmons

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Shirley Ann Simmons Shirley Ann Simmons, age 76, of Sterling Heights, passed away on December 29, 2009, in Troy Beaumont Hospital. She was born July 14, 1933, in Holly, Michigan, the daughter of the late Ralph and Dena (Schubert) Connolly. She was a longtime employee of the Clawson Public Schools, where she worked as a crossing guard and lunch lady. She was also a Girl Scout leader and was active in the American Field Service. She loved to travel, having visited every state except Alaska and Hawaii. She also enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, puzzles, garage sales, and spending time with her family and friends. Beloved wife of 55 years of William. Dearest mother of Michelle (husband Dwight Albright) Simmons of Bowling Green, Ohio; Karen Simmons of Shelby Township; Robin (Christian) Ritchey of Saline; Jodie (Steve) Livingway of Howell, Laurie (Tony) Kieliszewski of Shelby Township; Matthew (Andrea) Simmons of Sterling Heights; and Joseph Catlla of Brussels, Belgium, who was like a son to her. Loving grandmother of Sam and Danny Livingway; Jack and Gray Ritchey; Jonah, Caleb, Henry and Brynn Kieliszewski; and Monica Simmons. Dear sister of Elaine Walden, Gloria Petrella, the late Mary Connolly, and Colleen Slaght; best friend of Ann Walsh. Visitation Friday, January 8 from 12-4 p.m., followed by a service at 4 p.m. E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights. The family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army. Please share memories at www.mandziukfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Sister Joselma Campbell, IHM June 19, 1916-Jan. 6, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:12 AM 

Sister Joselma Campbell, IHM, 93, died January 6, 2010, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Michigan. She has been under care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.


 


 

Steve G. Botes Sr.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 1:40 AM 

WOODRUFF, Wis. -- Steve G. Botes Sr., 82, of 2121W   Pine Forest Road, Mercer, Wis., passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff.


 


 

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Suzanne I. Alexander

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:38 AM 

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TERRY DEAN GREEN

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

GREEN, TERRY DEAN; age 56; of Clarkston; died with his family by his side on December 31, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. 


 


 

Terence B. Fitzpatrick

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Terence B. Fitzpatrick Terence Bernard Fitzpatrick, age 84, of Southgate, Michigan died January 6, 2010. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England on November 16, 1925. Terry, a veteran of World War II, served in the British Army in Italy; following discharge he lived in England and Africa before immigrating to the United States in 1952. Terry retired from Chrysler Corporation where he was employed as a senior designer. Mr. Fitzpatrick is survived by his wife Barbara Jane (nee Woodlock); his children Timothy James, Terence John (Laura), and Barbara Catherine (Kevin) Porath; his grandchildren Timothy Robert Fitzpatrick, Olivia Rose Porath and Jack Terence Porath; his siblings Joyce Lilian Hughes and Timothy Lyndon (Christine); his nieces Loretta Hughes, Lyndon Hughes, and Clare Hughes; his nephew Peter Fitzpatrick; his nephew and godson John Fitzpatrick; his grandniece Sarah; and his grandnephews Jonathan and Gabriel. He was predeceased by his parents Bernard Laurence and Kate (nee Mansfield); his half sister Mary (nee Fitzpatrick) Wrixon; and his brothers Anthony William and Michael Peter. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:30 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park, MI 48146. Fr. Tony Richter, the celebrant. Visitation will be at the church starting a half hour before the service. Please sign the guestbook at www.jlpetersfuneralhome.com.


 


 

The Rev. Clifford P. Brege

Monday, January 4, 2010 1:06 AM 

MOLTKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The Rev. Clifford P. Brege, 85, of Moltke Township, passed away Dec. 31, 2009, at his home.


 


 

Tony J. Pedica

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:09 AM 

Tony J. Pedica Tony J. Pedica, age 82, passed away on January 6, 2010. Beloved husband of Jean of 53 years. Loving father of Michael (Robin), Michelle (Danny) Lindquist and Annette (Michael) Holeton. Proud Papa of Alex, Danny Jr., Chelsea, Zachary, Paige, Haley and Hannah. Dearest brother of Dora Long and the late Lucy (Rudy) Furchak. Tony was a 53-year resident of Fraser. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Road). Funeral Monday, instate 10 a.m. at St. Athanasius Church, 18720 13 Mile Road (between Utica Road and Gratiot) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Donations are welcome to the Alzheimer's Association. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at WujekCalcaterra.com.


 


 

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VIRGINIA MARIE MEEHL

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

MEEHL, VIRGINIA MARIE; a resident of Highland Township since 1980; passed away at her home on January 6, 2010. 


 


 

Vicki (Miciek) Olsen

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:36 AM 

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WALTER STACHEL

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

STACHEL, WALTER J. "Walt"; age 85; of Houghton Lake; passed away at his home on Tuesday January 5, 2010.


 


 

WATSON, PAUL A

Thursday, January 7, 2010 6:27 AM 

WATSON, PAUL A.;age 89; of Ferndale; died Wednesday, January 6, 2010; at Hilton Convalescent Home in Ferndale. 


 


 

Walter H. Behrends

Friday, January 8, 2010 12:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Walter H. Behrends, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at home. He was born April 15, 1920, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, a son of the late John and Martha Behrends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Walter resided in Wabash, Ind., for more than 40 years and had lived in the Shipshewana area, Mission, Texas, and most recently in Sturgis. On March 9, 1946, in Wabash, he married Mary Zintsmaster. She preceded him in death Dec. 7, 1981.  On April 15, 1984, he married Barbara Ann Knapp.  She preceded him in death in November 2006. Walter had been employed by the Container Corporation of America in Wabash, was a caretaker for the Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart, Ind., a caretaker for the Shipshewana Brethren Retreat, and a caretaker for Lee Rieth at Klinger Lake where he retired in 1985. He attended the New Hope Church and enjoyed gardening and woodworking, especially making toys for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are two sons, Herman (Sue) Behrends of Sturgis and David (Beth) Behrends of Three Rivers; one daughter, Rosalie (Bill) Dennis of Belvidere, Ill.; 16 grandchildren, Chad (Rebecca) Behrends, Allissa (Tim) Bowers, Jonathan (Joy) Behrends, Leigh Anne Behrends, Amy (Ben) Schneider, Greg (Cheritza) Dickson, Jodi (Tom) Dickson, Julie (Jeff) Dickson, Jana (Sean) Guise,  Jared (Katrina) Behrends, Megan (Josh) Gremaux, Marianne (Bo) Behrends, Joshua (Crystal) Behrends, Jesse Behrends, and Joseph Behrends; 26 great-grandchildren; and a special stepdaughter, Tonda (Mike) Ely of Three Rivers. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; a granddaughter, Elisabeth Jo “Libby” Behrends; and a brother, John Behrends. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Home Rosenberg Chapel, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Walter Behrends will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Mitchell of New Hope Church officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville. Memorial donations may be directed to Gideons International or the Three Rivers Area Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


 


 

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Walter W. Becker Jr.

Friday, January 8, 2010 6:36 AM 

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William M. Kawa

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