Friday, March 26, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 03/26/2010



Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

PATRICK, CHARLOTTE I.; age 76; of White Lake, 




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

THOMAS, CHELSEA MARIE; age 23; of St. Joseph; passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may call 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan or to Berrien County Animal Control. Those wishing to sign the Memory Book or view Chelsea's Life Sketch online may do so at Chelsea was born October 31, 1986, in Pontiac, MI, to Jeffery and Terri (Bell) Thomas. She is survived by her parents, of St. Joseph; two sisters, Kari Thomas of St. Joseph and Kay Thomas of Kalamazoo; her grandparents, Robert and Barbara Bell of Rochester Hills, MI, Ray and Janette White of White Lake, MI, and Arnold Thomas of Rochester, MI; aunts and uncles, Sherri Simko of Waterford, MI, Jeffrey Bell of Rochester Hills, MI, Michael and Rebecca Bolin of Novi, MI, and Kenneth and Deborah Thomas of Union Lake, MI; 14 cousins; and her loving canine companion, Whimper.



Carolyn McNeil

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Carolyn McNeil Carolyn McNeil, age 71, of Clinton Township, passed away March 24, 2010, at her home. She was born July 28, 1938, in Detroit. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting, bingo, and her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Michelle (Jim) Huffman, Keith (Debbie), Joyce (Todd) Lemmon; grandchildren, Todd, Danielle, Devin, Justin, Joey and Adam; step-grandchildren, Sarah and James; siblings, Joyce Rener, Peter Bushbaker. Also, loving pet, Kramer. She was predeceased by brother, Larry Bushbaker. Visitation Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Funeral service Sunday, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Thompson officiating at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes (south of 18 Mile). Share condolences




Curtis J. Yenshaw

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Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

DUNLOP, DOROTHY GERTRUDE (nee. Cummins); peacefully at Sanctuary at Bellbrook, March 25, 2010; age 92; formerly of Berkley, MI. Longtime teacher for Detroit Board of Education, retiring at age 70. Wife of the late William J. Warner, M.D. and John R. Dunlop; dear mother of Mary Grace Warner, M.D. (Walter Albers), Elizabeth A. DuMouchelle (Leonard F. Charla), Margaret C. Warner, Cynthia A. Chabie (Patrick), Joseph M. Dunlop (Gail), Anne D. Dunlop and the late John F. Dunlop, David C. Dunlop and Lawrence A. Dunlop, D.O.; also survived by five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile) Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. Rosary Sunday 4 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills. Visitation begins at church 9:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to the Society of St. Mary Reparatrix, 17320 Grange Rd., Riverview, MI 48193 or Loyola Jesuit High School, 15235 Pinehurst, Detroit, MI 48238. View obituary and share memories at




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

JONES, DR. PAUL H.; age 93; March 22, 2010. 



Deborah E. Donahue

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM

Deborah E. Donahue Deborah E. Donahue, age 52, of Shelby Township, passed away March 24, 2010. Beloved wife of Joseph "Gill". Loving mother of Bryan J. (Shawna) and Kevin C. Donahue. Cherished grandma of Travis. Dear sister of Jeanne Ziolkowski, Conne Alderman, Rose Gahan, Joe Banasiak, Elizabeth Moffitt, Frank Banasiak, Mickey Bansiak, and the late Gilbert Banasiak. Also survived by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Visitation (today) Friday 5-7 p.m. at the Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 VanDyke Avenue, Shelby Township. Sharing of memories at 7 p.m. View obituary and share online condolences at



Delbert D. 'Del' Grawey

Friday, March 26, 2010 2:32 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Delbert D. "Del" Grawey, 69, of 525 E. Houk St., Ironwood, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in his home, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. 




Donna Williams

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Donna Williams Donna Williams, age 72, of Harrison Township. Funeral service today, 11 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township.




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

KOCH, EDMUND L.; age 71; of Pontiac; March 25, 2010. Husband of Marilyn; father of the late Peggy Whitman, Kim June, Cheryl Magner and Joann (Rick) Goins; grandfather to six grandsons, four granddaughters and one great granddaughter; brother of the late John Koch and Jenny (John) Nelson; nephew of Pete (Lorice) Hizulka; also survived by six sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Monday at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester; visitation Sunday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Please visit to leave a condolence.




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

GRATTAN, EDWARD HOWARD, O.D.; age 69; of Waterford, 



ELIZABETH "BETTY" the Queen of Lingerie HARP

Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

HARP, ELIZABETH "BETTY", the Queen of Lingerie, 



Esta M. Ethridge

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Frank Edward Sohorec

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Gerald D. Wojnarowski

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Gerald D. Wojnarowski Gerald D. Wojnarowski "Jerry", age 65, of Detroit, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home. He was born June 23, 1944. Please note change. Visitation for Mr. Wojnarowski will be held Friday, 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. funeral service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). Interment with full military honors will be Monday 11:30 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Please share memories at





Geraldine Lonero

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:53 AM 

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Grant C. Nixon

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Helen M. Pudney

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Henry D. Lawrie

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Holly Anne (Kinzel) Rose

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Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

SIMPSON, JAMES JR. "Babe Ruth"; age 76; 



Jane Y. "Janie" Tremonti

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:53 AM 

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Janice Mae Hillman

So ends the final chapter in the life of Janice Mae Hillman. Otherwise known as "Jan" to family and friends or simply "Mom." She was predeceased by her husband Guy Hillman and eldest son, Larry.



Jennie M. Cook

Jennie M. Cook, age 104, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the MidMichigan Gladwin Pines Nursing Center. 



Jessie Eugene Wells

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John Don Lafata

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

John Don Lafata John Don Lafata, age 54, of Chesterfield Township, died March 24, 2010 at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mount Clemens. Born April 1, 1955 in Detroit, Mich. Owner of Lafata Saloon since January 3, 2005. Ran the Vegas Tent for Immaculate Conception Church, former K of C at Immaculate Conception Church, loved by all his Lafata Market and Saloon family. Survived by his wife Connie, whom he married January 29, 2005 in Chesterfield, Mich. Children, Josephine Shrewsberry and Peter Lafata. Stepdaughter, Jordan Giera. Granddaughter, Rianna Shrewsberry. Siblings, Sylvester Lafata and Betty Jane Briggs. Father, Peter Lafata. Predeceased by mother, Rose, in 2007. Visitation Saturday, March 27, 2010, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 Twenty-Three Mile Road, New Baltimore. Funeral Monday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. Instate until time of Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore. Rev. Nicholas Zukowski officiating. Memorials to: Hospice of Michigan.



Joseph Caisse

Joseph Caisse, 59, of Gladwin, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Brook Assisted Living Center in West Branch from ALS.




Kenneth Irwin Jeffrey

Friday, March 26, 2010 4:35 AM 

Sept. 26,1949-March 24, 2010 Kenneth Irwin Jeffrey, age 60, of Shepherd passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at his residence, surrounded by his family. 




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM

MAY, LUELLA M.; of Waterford; died March 23, 2010; at 95 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Russell J. May; loving mother of Caroline Roberson, Russell J. (Marianne) May II and Susan (Chuck) Vaughn; dearest grandmother of 7; and great grandmother of 12; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Luella was a life time member of the First Baptist Church of Pontiac. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 26, 2010 at 1 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor James Bolin, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be considered to In House Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select guestbook.




Lawrence "Larry" A. Wildey

Lawrence "Larry" A. Wildey, 58, of Beaverton, passed away on March 16, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City.




Lindsey Marie Wilkins

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Lindsey Marie Wilkins Lindsey Marie Wilkins, age 15, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 9:45 a.m. at her home in Aliquippa, Pa. Lindsey had been battling osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer courageously for the last four years. Lindsey was born with her twin sister, Kelsey, on November 14, 1994 in Canton, Ohio to Doug and Dawn Wilkins. Lindsey attended Atwood Elementary School in Macomb, Mich., Washington Elementary School in Washington, Mich. and Powell Middle School in Washington, Mich. In 2008, Lindsey moved with her family to Center Township, Penn., and attended Center High School. Lindsey loved to run, play soccer, had an acute love for horses and horseback riding, and cared for her (three) dogs, including her three-legged osteosarcoma survivor, Stitch. Lindsey was headstrong, competed hard and gave it her all at everything she did. Lindsey played several years of soccer culminating with the North Macomb Soccer Club, prior to her cancer diagnosis. Lindsey is survived by parents, Doug and Dawn Wilkins of Aliquippa, Pa.; twin sister Kelsey; older sister Danielle at University of Michigan; older brother Ken at Michigan State; paternal grandparents Paul and Shirley Wilkins of Albion, N.Y.; maternal grandmother Sandra Burns of Crossville, Tenn.; aunt Paula (John) Doyle of Albion, N.Y.; aunt Jacquie Wilkins of Albion, N.Y.; aunt Paula (Rob) Renke of Cary, N.C.; uncle Ray Escott of California; and cousins Erika Snyder, Erin Fiorito, Shane and Kayla Doyle of Albion, N.Y.; and cousins Angel and Chris Escott of Warren, Mich.; and cousins Allison, Austin and Audrey of Cary, N.C. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Tributes to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation (Supportive Care Department F.Y. 2011), 1251 Waterfront Place, Floor 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

MURPHY, MARY CATHERINE; of Rochester; March 23, 2010; age 48. Beloved wife to Mark Brian Murphy; dear mother to Myles Vincent Murphy; daughter of James and Karen Ahearn; sister of Francis (Sharon) Ahearn, Michael (Jennifer) Ahearn, Anne (Mark) Shermetaro, Claire Ahearn, Jennifer (David) Burtraw and Dominic (Alice) Ahearn; daughter-in-law to Charles and Erna Murphy; sister-in-law to Karen (Gary) Gronzo, Gary (Beth) Murphy and Lori (Keith) Rhodes; special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins; special friend to Jill and Rick Steiner, who helped Mary through her journey. Mary was a beautiful daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She fought a courageous battle with melanoma. Mary hopes her four-year battle with cancer will benefit others who are fighting this disease. Mary worked in the box office at Avon Players Theatre since 2002. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing and walking her beloved dog, Max. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10 a.m. with an In State time of 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Interment Mt. Avon Cemetery. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the family for Myles' education. Online guestbook




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

BORG, MARY E.; age 81; March 22, 2010, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Compassionately cared for by her daughters, her doctor, Stephanie Linden, M.D. and nurse, Ann Marie. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Edward; and her three daughters, Carrie, Kathy, and Bethy; grandmother of six; also survived by her sister Geri Vollmer. Memorial Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Memorial gathering begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to American Lung Association or American Heart Association. A. J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. View obituary and share memories at




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM

DONALDSON, MAUSI SONNICHSEN; age 75; of Rochester Hills; 




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

WALL, MICHAEL DONN; 61; of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; passed away March 23, 2010. Mike was born on February 2, 1949 in Pontiac, MI and spent many years in Waterford, MI before moving to Ft. Lauderdale in 1979. He owned and operated Michael Wall Plumbing Service, Inc. for 25 years. Mike had a big heart and loved his family and friends. He also enjoyed travel, fishing and sports, particularly the Detroit Red Wings. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Wall. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; mother, L. Shirley Wall of Waterford; daughters, Amy (Ted) Sadler of Imlay City, Wendy (Bruce) White of Colorado, and Beth Moore of New Hampshire; sister, Patricia (Ron Prat) Wall of Ortonville; brother Gary (Donna) Wall of Waterford; step-sons Thomas and Henry (Theresa) Moore of Indiana; grandchildren Ted, Kaitlyn, Patrick, Zoe and Parker; also survived by many other loving relatives. A Memorial Celebration will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are requested to Mike's favorite charity, Kids in Distress, 819 N. E. 26th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305. Online condolences can be made at



Manda June Colbeck, 39

Monday, March 22, 2010 8:03 AM

Manda June Colbeck, 39, of East Jordan, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at her home. 



Margaret Ann "Maggie" Tomion

Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:46 AM 

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Margaret “Maggie” Lucille Bosman

Monday, March 22, 2010 10:17 AM 

Margaret "Maggie" Lucille Bosman, 26, of Gaylord, died on March 18, 2010.



Marjorie G. Clark

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:29 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marjorie Clark, 76, of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away on Mary 22, 2010.  Services will be conducted by Pastor Rick Roberts at noon, Thursday, March 25, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3259 McGavock Pike, Nashville TN, with visitation starting at 11 a.m. Read more HERE in Wednesday's Tribune.



Marjorie Laddie, 93

Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:18 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marjorie L. Laddie, 93, of Holland, died Saturday, March 20, 2010. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, 659 State St. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are by Lakeshore Memorial Services.



Mark Joseph Strunk

Mark Joseph Strunk, 34, of Beaverton, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 19, 2010. 



Mary Alice Hines

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:25 PM 

Mary Alice Hines, 80, of Midland, died Monday morning, March 22, 2010, at Cascades Senior Living II. 



Mary Ellen Snider

Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:35 AM 

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Mary Gates

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Mary Gates Mary Gates (nee Giacalone) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Everett H. "Jack" Gates. Loving mother of Ben Gates, Maryanne (Fred) Michaud, Kathleen (John) Brickman, Yvonne (Mick) Stahl and Lisa (Mark) Karwowski. Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren, Everett (Krisztina) Michaud, Laura (Chris) DiCicco, Jacklyn (Andrew) Bahrou, Justin and Kari Brickman, Michael, Matthew and Kristy Stahl, Nicholas, Brendan and Danielle Karwowski; and great-grandmother of four, Arianna, Nico, Adelina and Felix. Dear sister of Antoinette Giacalone, Bettyann Vitale and the late Bessie Guiffre, Margaret Vitale and Catherine DeVellis. Dear sister-in-law of Earl Gates, Lois Taunton, Jean Townsend and Maxine Gates. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Road at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Road). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at



Mary K. Henderson, 63

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:12 AM 

Mary K. Henderson, 63, of Charlevoix, died March 20, 2010, at her home.



Mary Kaseno

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:48 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Mary Kaseno, 89, of Bessemer, died Monday, March 22, 2010, in Wakefield.



Mary L. Mata Dec. 7, 1934-March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:56 AM 

Mary L. Mata, age 75, of Narvon, PA, formerly of Monroe, MI, passed away March 20, 2010 in her daughter’s home in PA.



Mary L. Mata March 20, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:22 PM

Mary L. Mata, 75, of Narvon, Pa., formerly of Monroe, died Saturday at her daughter’s home.



Mary Lynn Conrad

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Mason O. Clark, 87

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:28 AM 

Mason O. Clark, 87, formerly of East Jordan, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home in Niles, Mich. 



Matthew Don Brown

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:53 AM 

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Maynard Larry Baker

Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:46 AM 

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Melvin L. Ramage

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 8:25 AM 

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Michele L. Myrick

Friday, March 19, 2010 6:38 AM 

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Milton Lower, 82

Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Milton Lower, 82, of Plant City, FL, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. A graveside service was held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on March 22, 2010.   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.



Monna J. Cosgrove, 81

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:30 AM 

Monna J. Cosgrove, 81, of Petoskey, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs. 



Other death, 3-26-10

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Other death, 3-26-10 Caroline Comeau, 76, of Macomb Township, formerly of Warren, Hauss Funeral Home, Macomb Township




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

BARBOUR, PATRICIA A.; of Waterford; March 24, 2010; age 64. 



Patric Bueno Bailey, 30

Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Patric J. Bueno Bailey, 30, of Holland, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Zeeland Community Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes.



Pauline E. Huffman

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:53 AM 

Pauline E. Huffman, 82, of Midland died Wednesday, March 23, 2010. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Directors. 



Percie 'Art' Torr

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Percie 'Art' Torr Percie "Art" Torr, age 76, of Warren, died March 25, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Nancy. Dear father of Denese (Sergio) Santi, Donald (Linda), Robert, and Regena Alderete. Proud grandfather and great-grandfather of 25. Dear brother of Betty (Ron) Woodworth and the late Marcia Smith. Visitation Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 Mile), Warren. Rosary 7 p.m. Mass Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover, Warren. Instate 9 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.



Philip H. Keway, 81

Monday, March 22, 2010 9:44 AM 

Philip H. Keway, of Lake City, passed away March 18, 2010, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac.



Phyllis R. Neer, 79

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 8:41 AM 

Phyllis R. Neer, 79, of Petoskey, died March 17, 2010, at home.




Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:27 AM 

ROOK, RONALD M.; age 58; of Metamora; passed away March 21, 2010. 




Friday, March 26, 2010 1:16 AM 

NICHOLS, ROSABELLE ANITA; of Sylvan Lake; March 20, 2010; age 88; born December 10, 1921 in Romeo, MI. Daughter of the late Jay and Susie Nunneley; wife of the late William S. Nichols; mother of Lynwood (Ann), Donald (Barbara) and Lee Nichols; grandmother of four and great grandmother of five. Mrs. Nichols retired from the Pontiac School District, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, crafts and taking care of the elderly. A Memorial Celebration of Rosabelle's Life will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Pastor Wally Rose officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 12 Noon until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.



Raymond E. Noykos

Monday, March 22, 2010 11:54 AM 

Raymond E. Noykos, 72, of Midland, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Inverness, Fla. 



Raymond Eugene Noykos

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:25 PM 

Raymond Eugene Noykos, 72, of Midland, passed away on March 20, 2010, in Florida while on vacation with the love of his life, Janet (Nagel) Noykos. The son of the late Henry and Sharma (Clay) Noykos was born April 12, 1937, in Fostoria, Ohio.



Reverend Harry E. Hoffmaster

Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:46 AM 

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Richard D. Jackson

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:03 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Richard Dewey Jackson, age 80, of Fennville, Mich., died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Hospice House in Holland, Mich. Born May 9, 1929, in Branch County, Mich., he was the son of Dale and Bertha (Persails) Jackson. A Michigan National Guard Veteran, he married Rose J. McKercher on June 6, 1948. Dewey was a retired journeyman tool and die maker. He was vary active in square dancing, he taught square dancing for many years, and was a caller for the County Couples and the Matteson Circulators. He was also a Charter Boat Captain on Lake Michigan, and attended the Glenn United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rose of Fennville; son, Gregory and Jeanne Jackson of Florida; daughter, Marcea Jackson and Terje Nygaard of Hartford; grandchildren, Captin Randall and Kristin Jackson, Kelli Jackson and Hope Nygaard; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Bree Jackson; one sister, Beverly Pratt of Marshall, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation has taken place, and a memorial gathering will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Holland, or the Allegan County Resource Development Committee. An online registry book is available at



Richard John Makela

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:33 AM 

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Richard John Makela, 79, of Arroyo Grande, passed away peacefully Friday, March 19, 2010, at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo, after a tragic fall.



Richard L. Cline I

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:03 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Richard Lynn Cline I, age 48, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at his home.  He was born on July 19, 1961, in Kalamazoo, a son of John Edward Cline and Pauline (Crawford) Kline.Richard graduated with the class of 1979 from Three Rivers High School. He worked for many years as a commercial and residential painter and all around construction. He was a member of the Tri-State Hog Chapter and loved riding his motorcycle, as well as fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving family, parents John and Pauline Cline of Three Rivers; a daughter, Amber (Justin) Elkins; a son, Richard “Ricky” (Bernice) Cline II; a sister, Tonya Cline-Brundige; a brother, John E. (Kimberly) Cline III; and four grandchildren, Violett and Kurt Elkins, and Haley and Bubby Cline III, all of Three Rivers; and several special nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers, with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.  



Richard L. 'Dick' Large

Saturday, March 20, 2010 5:46 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Richard Lee “Dick” Large, 85, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Thursday evening, March 18, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born June 29, 1924, in Kalamazoo, Mich., a son to the late Clair and Elsie (Noel) Large. Dick was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1942 and had resided his entire life in Sturgis with the exception of the three years he was serving his country in the U.S. Navy. On Jan. 6, 1946, he married Beverly Joan Fennell at the parsonage of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. Following 33 years of dedicated employment as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service he retired on June 29, 1979. During his working years with the Postal Service and following his retirement he nearly always was working part-time jobs. Dick was proud to have served his country during World War II as a radioman in the U.S. Navy from March 26, 1943-Feb. 1, 1946 and for some of that time he had been stationed in a Communications Center in Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands. Dick was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis where he was a member of the Adult Fellowship class for many years. He was also a member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion, the Crutch Players Golf Group and the Burr Oak Golf League. He enjoyed traveling and two of his favorite trips were to Alaska and the Panama Canal. Dick loved playing golf and for over 40 years he made the annual trip to the Baldwin, Mich., areas for deer hunting’s opening day. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 64 years, Beverly; two daughters, Lynn Ann (Craig) Hess and Gail Ellen Bonebrake, both of Paw Paw; one son, Douglas (Linda) Large of Sturgis. They were blessed with eight grandchildren, Pamela (Ron) St. Clair, Todd (Tonya) Hess, Matthew (Tiffany) Hess, Melissa (Christopher) Schierey, Andrew (Lois) Large, Case (Gina) Bonebrake, Nicholas (his fiancée Erinn Katt) Hess and Kyle Hess; 14 great-grandchildren; one Brother, Clair N. “Bud” (Norma) Large of Sturgis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins including Don “Duffy” (Marianne) Noel of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Edythe Lockwood. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, (269) 651-2331. A memorial service celebrating the life of Richard Lee Large will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Deb Johnson and the Rev. Robert Keim will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis where full military rites will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Large’s memory consider the First United Methodist Church, 200 Pleasant Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091. The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  



Richard Smith, 94

Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Richard Boyd Smith, 94, of Holland, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home.     Arrangements will be announced Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes Inc.  



Robert Barry Tillotson Jr

Sunday, March 21, 2010 3:02 AM 

Robert Barry Tillotson Jr, beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, coworker, and friend, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, age 63.



Robert Downing, 61

Friday, March 19, 2010 9:26 AM 

Robert Downing, 61, of Mackinaw City, died Thursday evening, March 18, 2010, at Hospice House in Cheboygan.



Robert J. Jones

Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:56 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert J. Jones, age 85, of Tecumseh died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home with family by his side. He was born March 4, 1925, in Tipton, Mich., the son of Ora and Minnie (West) Jones. Robert  was a 1943 graduate of Clinton High School and worked for the Tecumseh Products Company for 41 years until retiring in 1986. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, was a member of the American Legion Post #34 in Tecumseh and had attended the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his lifetime partner, Nadine Seitz, with whom he made his home; one son, P. Jay (Lisa) Jones of Whitehouse, Ohio; Nadine’s daughters, Vickie (Gary) Beebe and Lynne (Stephen) Weiss, both of Tecumseh; six grandchildren, Gary (Stacey) Beebe, Erika (Bryan) Rawlins, Raj (Tarah) Bater and Jennifer, Neil and Matthew Weiss; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Justin, Jeremiah and Derek. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Jeffrey and Mark; four brothers, William, Steve, John and Glen; and four sisters, Thelma Swarts, Myrtl Bell Radant, Fern Snyder and Gertrude Munger. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Tecumseh United Methodist Church on Friday, March 26, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. David McKinstry officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the church. Burial of the cremated remains will take place in the Tipton Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Condolences may be sent to the family at



Robert J. Knapp

Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:12 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert J. Knapp, 63, of Wellington, Colo., died March 21, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Knapp was born June 16, 1946 in Wyandotte, Mich., to Andrew Knapp and Rose Kreitzer Knapp.  Mr. Knapp lived the past 15 years in Wellington.  He move in 1986 to Ft. Collins from Ohio. Robert retired from Anheuser Busch eight years ago as a maintenance supervisor. He enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his former wife, Jerri Knapp of Ft. Collins; a son, Kevin Knapp of Lakewood, Colo.; one daughter, Ann Dee Hagans and her husband Tim, of Wellington; three brothers, Allen Knapp of Moab, Utah, Mark Knapp of Warren, Mich., and Andy Knapp of Hillsdale; a sister, Barb Morgan of Osseo, and two grandchildren, Bo-Daniel and Taylor Hagans of Wellington. Preceding Robert in death are his parents, and a sister, Kathy. A memorial service will be held at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery in Michigan. Memorial contributions can be made to Robert J. Knapp Memorial Fund in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Ft. Collins, CO 80524.  Friends may send condolences to the family at  



Robert L. Burby

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:53 AM 

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Robert L. Downing

Monday, March 22, 2010 2:34 PM - Staff reports 

Robert Downing, age 61, of Mackinaw City, died Thursday evening, March 18, 2010 at Hospice House in Cheboygan. Read more HERE  



Robert L. Downing 61

Monday, March 22, 2010 9:29 AM 

Robert Downing, age 61, of Mackinaw City, died Thursday evening, March 18, 2010, at Hospice House in Cheboygan. 



Roger A. Freeman

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Roger A. Freeman, 66, lifelong resident of Onaway, passed away March 20, 2010 at home. A memorial service will be held Monday March 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Indian River United Methodist Church, 956 Eagles Nest Rd., in Indian River, with dinner to follow at the church. Pastor Gary Step will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tower. Read more HERE in Wednesday's Tribune.



Ronald E. Parkhurst

Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:54 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ronald E. Parkhurst, age 65, passed away March 22, 2010, at University Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born April 25, 1944, in Hudson, Mich., the son of Lawrence and Catherine (Cheesbro) Parkhurst. On June 1, 1974, he married Peggy (Snead) Bryant in Hudson. She preceded him in death in May of 2005. He is survived by his mother, Catherine Parkhurst of Onsted; three stepchildren; his siblings, Donald (Nancy) Parkhurst of Morenci, Sharon (Tom) Davis of Alvordton, Ohio, and Steve (Tammy) Parkhurst of Onsted; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Lawrence and wife. Peggy. There will be no services per his wishes. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.



Russell C. Gnass, 89

Thursday, March 25, 2010 3:42 PM

Russell C. Gnass, 89, of Seneca, S.C., and formerly of Burt Lake, died March 14, 2010, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. 



Ruth-Marie "Ruthie" Putnam Smith

Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:13 PM 

Ruth-Marie "Ruthie" Putnam Smith, 21, died as a result of an automobile accident on March 23, 2010. 




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Sister Jeanne Garvin, IHM June 18, 1927-March 21, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 12:24 PM 

Sister Jeanne Garvin, IHM, 82, died Sunday, March 21, at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, Mich.



Stanley Earl Gibbard

Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:02 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Stanley Earl Gibbard, son of George and Vivian Gibbard, passed away Monday evening, March 22, 2010, in the comfort of his home. Surrounded by all his family Stanley embarked on his journey leaving behind his struggle with cancer. Stan was born Dec. 28, 1927, in his family’s Pleasant Valley farmhouse located in Antrim County, Mich. Stanley served with pride in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in 182nd Airborne from 1945 to 1949. Returning to Antrim County Stan soon married Jackie Rogers and applied for recruit training in the Michigan State Police. Stan flourished in his career as a State Trooper while he and Jackie raised five kids — Bruce, Deb, Don, Dave and Gary. Longing to settle in their transient “trooper life” Stan and Jackie chose Clinton as their home and remained here from 1963 to present. Stan contributed countless hours of service in the Clinton Rotary and United Methodist Church while establishing himself as a compassionate law enforcer at the local State Police post. After 25 years of service protecting Lenawee and environs Stan became a realtor encountering all who might be interested in settling in his community. Stan had an innate understanding of people and how to communicate. Stan’s legendary antics amongst his friends here remain as touchstones for many a fond memory. He was loved in his community and returned that sentiment to all whom he met in his many adventures outside of Clinton. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Jackie; brother, Joe; sons, Bruce, Don, Dave and Gary; his daughter, Deb; daughters-in-law, Andrea, Peg and Janis; son-in-law, Jack; grandkids, Tressa, Anna, Kyle and Ellis. He will be sorely missed by his community who embraced Stan throughout his years. God bless “Stan the Man.”  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Clinton United Methodist Church, 10990 Tecumseh-Clinton Road Clinton. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Arbor Hospice, 40500 Ann Arbor Road, Ste 102, Plymouth, MI 48170 or “Friends of the Jordan,” P.O. Box 412, East Jordan, MI 49727.



Sylvia L. (Kolinske) Lockwood, 75

Monday, March 22, 2010 9:30 AM 

Former Petoskey resident Sylvia L. (Kolinske) Lockwood, age 75, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday morning, March 20, 2010, at home following a lengthy illness with cancer. 



Thomas L. Richert

Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:46 AM

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TRAVERSE CITY — Frances E. Wiley, age 96, of Traverse City, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. She was born May 30, 1913, in Grand Rapids to Lafayette M. and Ruth E. (Dunham) Roberts.Frances worked for over 40 years as a secretary for Kroger Grocery. She then worked for H.U.D. in Grand Rapids. She retired at the age of 82 and was the oldest serving employee.Frances enjoyed baking and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed fishing.She is survived by her son, Ronald (Peggy) Wiley of Kewadin; five grandchildren, Ronald Wiley, David DeRushia, Patrick (Cathy) Wiley, Jeffery (Sherry) DeRushia and Amy (Tim) Long; eight great-grandchildren, Philip, Karen, Dan, Corey, Drew, Christian, Jessica and Nico; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jenna and Tyler.Frances was preceded in death by her parents.Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids.Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.



Virginia "Ginny" Kernohan

Saturday, March 20, 2010 6:41 AM 

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Virginia Golembiewski

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Virginia Kling

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM

Virginia Kling Virginia Kling, age 81, died March 24, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Edward Slizewski and the late Jacob Kling. Loving mother of Robert, Gerald, Katherine, and Shirley (David) Zarzycki. Dear grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of six. Visitation Saturday 5 p.m. until time of service 6 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Road (1 block N. of 12 Mile Road), Warren.



Vivian I. Lozen

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Vivien L. McDonald

Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:13 PM 

Vivien L. McDonald, 69, of Midland, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at the MidMichigan Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.




Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:27 AM

FAIR, WALTER CHARLES SR., Sergeant First Class US Army retired. 



Walter F. Karpinski

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Walter F. Karpinski Walter F. Karpinski, age 93, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his family on March 24, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving father of Donald (Virginia) and Richard (Barbara Fields). Proud grandfather of Jeffrey (Holly), Daniel, David Teer, Caroline (Brad) Hamilton and Tina Chase (Mike). Great-grandfather of Chloe Ann Karpinski, Madison Chase, Timothy and Jonathan Hamilton. Son of the late Joseph and Anna Karpinski. Brother of the late Erwin J. Karpinski and Mitchell Czyzewski. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture service 7 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 Mile Road), Warren. Funeral Saturday 9 a.m. Instate with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Blasée Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights.



Wanda S. Kujda-Fischer

Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:46 AM 

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Ward Henry 'Wardie' Walstrom, 92

Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:11 AM 

Ward Henry "Wardie" Walstrom, 92 years, passed away March 23, 2010, surrounded by his wife, Sandra, and family in Asheville, N.C.



Warren H. Sheafor

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Warren Todter

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:29 AM 

The family of Warren Todter would like his friends to know that he passed away on March 16, 2010, in Tucson, Ariz. 



Wayne Golubinski

Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:46 AM 

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Wilfred W. Crackel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:36 AM 

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Will J. Powers

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William A. "Lonnie" Gesell Oct. 24, 1939-March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:07 PM 

William A. "Lonnie" Gesell, 70 of Monroe died at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday in his home. He had been seriously ill for the last 6 months. 



William J. Fougerousse

Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:13 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William J. Fougerousse, 93, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility.  He was born in Sullivan, Ind. on April 15, 1916.  He was married Oct. 9, 1940, to Anna Thier and she preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2008. Bill retired from the Dearborn Fire Department in 1963 and moved to the Hillsdale area to be a farmer. He was a member and eucharistic minister at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II. Surviving are four children, Donna (Guy) Hinman of Angola Ind., Dianne (Paul) Sonnenberg of Austin, Texas, David (Sharon) Fougerousse of Galien, Mich. and Jack Fougerousse of Taylor, Mich.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and five brothers. A Mass of Christian burial for William Fougerousse will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow at King Lake Cemetery in Hillsdale. There will be a prayer vigil service at 6 p.m. with visitation to follow at 8 p.m. Thursday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility.  To view this obituary and send condolences, visit  



William M. 'Billy' Brede

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

William M. 'Billy' Brede William M. "Billy" Brede, age 45, of Forester Township, Mich., passed away March 22, 2010, at his home. Born June 19, 1964, in Detroit, Mich. Beloved husband of Kim (nee Nolan). Loving father of Justina and Angelina. Dearest son of Bill Sr. (Pat) and Gretchen Grant. Loving brother of Michelle (Joe) Pirrone, Jeffrey Brede and Ryan Brede. Loving grandson of Ruth Brede. Visitation at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Avenue (3 blocks north of 10 Mile Road) Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Funeral Saturday 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Brede family are appreciated. Share a memory at



Willie F. Brown

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:47 AM 

Willie F. Brown Willie F. Brown, age 87, passed away March 24, 2010. He was born August 1, 1922 in Shelton, S.C. He was a faithful member of Turner Chapel C.M.E. Church, served honorably in the U.S. Navy and retired from Ford Motor Company. He is survived by his son Charles F. Brown; daughter Arnetta (Fred) Allen; his sisters Mary Jones, Stella Shack, Marie Stramler, Grace Stroman and Gladys Brown. Also survived by his loving, devoted caregivers Wendell and Juanita Abner. Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2010, 11-8 p.m. at United Memorial Funeral Home, 75 Dickinson, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. Family visitation will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Turner Chapel Church, 125 Clinton River Drive and funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.



Wood Munroe Geist, 83

Monday, March 22, 2010 9:31 AM 

Wood Munroe Geist, 83, of Washington, Mich., and Walloon Lake, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease on March 17, 2010.

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