Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 06/01/2010


Alexander Mizger Jr. *

93, of Lansing, retired Oldsmobile skilled tradesman, died May 25. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Andrew Charles Thompson

Beloved husband, brother and family, Andrew Charles Thompson, 61, of Gladwin, formerly of Swartz Creek, passed away suddenly in Kimberley, South Africa. 




Annie Kramer *

78, of Lansing, died Friday. Memorial services 7 p.m. Thursday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Apolinar Gonzales *

97, of Wheeler, died Monday. Arrangements by Lux & Whiting Funeral Chapel, Breckenridge. 



Apolinar Gonzalez

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:03 AM 

Apolinar Gonzales, 97, of Wheeler, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010 at St. Lawrence Mid-Michigan Hospice House in Lansing.



Barbara Louise Sweet *

76, of Lansing, retired head cashier, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel. 




Berneice E. Shaver *

81, of DeWitt, died May 18. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Peoples Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Bernice R. Farley

Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:37 AM 

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Beverly Robertson Decker *

77, of Williamston, formerly of Holt, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holt United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel.




Burl Gordon Musser

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:03 AM 

Burl Gordon Musser, 84, of Vestaburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. 




Charles "Chubby" A. Farnsworth

Charles "Chubby" A. Farnsworth, 72, of Gladwin, formerly of Keego Harbor, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.



Clarence Brewer

His Legacy-age 85, died May 21, 2010 at his home. Clarence Brewer of Whitmore Lake was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Kingston, the son of the late William E. and Nora (Lewis) Brewer.



Clarence J. Gates *

96, of Grand Ledge, retired Board of Water & Light employee and former Gates Service Station owner, died Monday. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.




Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:03 AM 

NICHOLS, DONALD; age 94; of Altoona, FL; passed away peacefully May 26, 2010; 




Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:03 AM 

D'ANDREA, ELLA; age 75; of Rochester Hills; May 28, 2010. 



Edward F. Hicks

Edward F. Hicks Lansing Born in Pinckney, Michigan on December 7, 1922 son of the late Ray and Edna (Webb) Hicks passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the age of 87. Edward is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arnetta Hicks; son, Michael (Theresa) Hicks, daughter, Peggy Pyburn; four grandchildren, Laura Hicks, Jonathan Hicks, Matthew Pyburn and Allison Pyburn; great-grandson, Dillon Pyburn; three brothers, Ray, Ron, and Don Hicks; two sisters, Betty Cohoon and Florence Hicks along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Hicks and his sister, Helen Hawks. Edward was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard serving during WWII. He was a professional photographer and was owner and operator of Edwards Photographic Studio in Lansing for many years. He was a member and past-president of the Professional Photographers of Michigan and a member of the Lansing Optimist Club. Edward was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lansing. He was an avid traveler, golfer and spent countless hours working in his yard. Funeral services will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Grauer officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday one hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Christ United Methodist Church or the, in memory of Edward Hicks.




Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:03 AM 

ILLIS (PIDCOCK), FRANCES M.; of Davisburg; May 29, 2010; age 64. 



Ferris J. Strickland *

84, of Mason, World War II Navy veteran, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.




Glenn Alan Wolven

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Glenn M. Patrick *

91, of Grand Ledge, retired Michigan State University plant supervisor, died Sunday. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Gordon H. Cove *

88, of Hastings, retired Cove Distributors owner, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Hastings. Arrangements by Lauer Funeral Homes, Wren Chapel, Hastings. 



Herman Thompson Jr.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 2:27 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Herman Thompson Jr., 80, of Sturgis, passed away Friday evening, May 28, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born May 21, 1930, a son of the late Herman and Pearl (Washburn) Thompson. Herman’s early life was lived in Burr Oak, where he graduated from Burr Oak High School. He had resided for several years in Florida and returned to Sturgis in 1988. Following several years of dedicated employment, he retired from Dorr Products in Burr Oak. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and had a true appreciation for classic automobiles. Herman is survived by three granddaughters, Amanda Sigler of Sturgis, Jessica Meister of Three Rivers and Jennifer Sigler of Vicksburg; three grandsons, Flynn Thompson, Quinn Thompson and Colin Sigler, all of Sturgis; five great-grandchildren, Zoe, Keagan, Ella, Shawn and Willow; a sister, Ila “Pat” McNeil of Nottawa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Delores Sigler and her husband, Kendall Sigler; a son, Richard Thompson; a grandson, William Sigler; and a sister, Joan Washburn. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. A memorial service celebrating the life of Herman Thompson Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Michael Klefahn of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis 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. Army Honor Guard. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Thompson’s memory consider the charity of one’s choice. His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  




Jamie J. Green

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 2:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jamie Joe Green, age 35 of Colon, died Monday of natural causes at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1974, in Coldwater, a son of Joddie and Terry (Shultz) Green, and was a lifetime resident of the Colon area. For the past 15 years, Jamie had been employed at Vanguard LLC in Colon. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing pool, darts and video games. Jamie is survived by his mother, Terry Green of Colon; a brother, Billy Green and his finance, Shellie Prichard, of Colon; a half-sister, Julie Hedrick of Buford, Mo.; two aunts, Louise DeWitt of Seymour, Ind., and Doloros Lohrberg of Schoolcraft; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Joddie Green; maternal grandparents, James and Estella Shultz; and paternal grandparents, Jody and Bell Green. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Lakeside Cemetery, with the Rev. Glenn Middleton, pastor of the Christian Fellowship Center, officiating. Memorials will be directed to the family. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.



Jill J. Phelps *

71, of Okemos, died Friday. Memorial services 10 a.m. Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 




John W. Maylone

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Joseph F. DuMont *

84, of Delta Township, designer/illustrator, died May 26. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.



Lee Ethel Williams

Lee Ethel Williams Lansing Age 88, was born October 11, 1921to Charlie and Cattie House in Princeton, Dallas County, AR and went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2010. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Richard Booker Frierson. She was employed for over 25 years as a nurse's aid at Kent County Community Hospital and retired in 1986. She was a member of Trinity AME Church where she served on the Senior Stewardess Board. Survivors include: her daughters, Rachel Lee Hopkins, Evelyn Jean Burkes, and Marva Leverne (Adolph) Yarrell; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit Mrs. Williams Wednesday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., at the Riley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 3, 12:00 p.m., at Trinity A.M.E. Church, 3500 W. Holmes Rd. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral.




Louise M. Day

Louise M. Day Charlotte Louise M. Day, 84, died May 30, 2010. Louise was born November 12, 1925 in Ypsilanti, MI, the daughter of Ray and Minnie (Richter) Wright. Louise was young at heart and had a wonderful sense of humor. We will all miss her laughter and wisdom. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, computer games and email. She loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, George Day; 6 children, Martha (Ken) Powelson of Charlotte; George (Rose) Day of Scottsdale, AZ; Lorraine (Carl) Burton of Charlotte; Diane Day of Okemos; Pat (Bev) Day of Charlotte and Jennifer (Ed) Dunton of Tega Cay, SC; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers Paul Wright of Jonesville, MI; and Ray (Fay) J. Wright of Willis, and sister Ella Parsons of Fredericksburg, MD; sisters-in-law, Barbara (George) Carpenter of Ann Arbor; Marie (David) Laskey of Milan, MI; June Hutting of Whitmore Lake; Rose (Rick) Recchia of Willis; brothers-in-law Joseph Day of Bradenton, FL and Roger (Claudia) Day of Manchester. She is also survived by numerous friends, especially her many friends at the Eaton Place. She is predeceased by her stillborn son, Liam Day; parents Ray and Minnie Wright; sisters, Mildred and Donna and adopted sister Arlene. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Pray Funeral Home. Interment will be at West Carmel Cemetery in Charlotte. Visitation will be Tuesday, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice. Online condolences may be made at, Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.



Louise Minnie Day *

84, of Charlotte, retired state laboratory technician and civil service health employee, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 




Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:03 AM 

LIFSHAY, MORRIS ABRAHAM; of Rochester Hills; May 29, 2010; age 85.




Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:03 AM 

GROSZ, MYRON D.; age 58; May 29, 2010. Beloved son of Mary (the late Myron S. Grosz); loving brother of Marsha Grosz; also survived by one uncle and many cousins.



Marilyn Marie Rutherford Huff *

80, of Portland, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard & Sons Funeral Home, Middletown, Ind. Local arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



Marjorie M. Meeusen

No Description Available! 




Martha Elaine Ash

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Mary J. Watson

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Mary Jane Beaune *

75, of Mason, formerly of Grand Marais, retired Dart National Bank employee, died Thursday. Memorial services 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Mary Nowieta Reeves *

89, of Ionia, formerly of Lansing, died Monday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. 



Matthew R. Meyers

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:03 AM

Feb. 1, 1996-May 28, 2010 Matthew R. Meyers, 14, of Lake George, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 in Saginaw. 



Michael T. Harris *

63, of Okemos, died Sunday. Arrangements by Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix. 



Nicolasa Elizondo

No Description Available! 




Opal Collins *

95, of Haslett, died Saturday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home.




Peggy Ann Wallace

No Description Available! 



Richard F. Lee *

79, of Brighton, formerly of Fowlerville, retired Detroit Public Schools art teacher, died Friday. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. 




Ricky Burcham *

50, of Lansing, heating and air conditioning tin knocker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



Robert N. Foltz

No Description Available! 



Robert Potter *

75, of Lansing, retired state Department of Corrections employee, died Sunday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 




Stephen Robert James Braley

Stephen Robert James Braley passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. 




Susan A. Steffey

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 2:28 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Susan Alice Steffey, age 71, of Mendon, died Friday May 28, 2010, at her home.   She was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Grosse Pointe, a daughter of Ivan and Marjorie (Gooch) Misener. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1956.   On Sept. 11, 1959, she  married Herbert Steffey in Pontiac. They continued to reside in suburban Detroit and retired to Mendon in 1992. Susan was a homemaker, and enjoyed canning items from her garden, along with cooking, baking and crocheting. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and camping, and life along the river. She attended the Leonidas Baptist Church. Susan is survived by her husband, Herbert; a daughter, Debra (Dale) Baker of Mendon; a son, Herbert (Carol) Steffey Jr. of Millersburg, Ohio; four grandchildren, Alicia Baker, Kari Baker, Brian Baker and Jeff Welch; three great-grandchildren, Isaac, Michael and Emily (along with soon expected, Autumn); two sisters, Sally Cipher of Oregon and Polly Hight of Walled Lake; two brothers, Tom Misener of Oregon and Mike Misener of California; a step-brother, Jon Rives of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her stepfather, Earl Rives. The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Stevens of the Leonidas Baptist Church officiating.  Cremation will follow services. Memorials may be directed to the Leonidas Baptist Church Building Fund. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.  



Thelma A. Hayner *

93, of Portland, died Friday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



Trevadon J. Ryckman *

77, of Lansing, died May 24. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 



Trevadon Jean (McNatt) Ryckman

Trevadon Jean (McNatt) Ryckman Lansing Born March 29, 1933, Died Monday, May 24, 2010 in Lansing, Michigan. Preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Leona (Hoard) McNatt, her oldest sister Ludema, her brother Harley, younger sister Carol, and her husband of 56 years Ward (DuWayne) Ryckman. Survived by her children, Valorie Underwood (Leo), DuWayna Downey, and Brian (Coni) Ryckman of Lansing. Honorary "daughters" Terri Whaley, and Loretta Berger. 7 grandchildren, 11½great-grandchildren; cousin Myrna Restainer ; sister in law, Donna McNatt, brother in law, Donald Ryckman (Carol), Honorary "sister" Dona Goff, "Aunt" Mary; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the La femmes /Forty ET Eight Chateau, and a member of the Olivet Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 11:00a.m.



Vernon "Turk" Linton *

80, of Delta Township, retired Waverly schools teacher and coach, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.




Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:03 AM 

UNDERWOOD, WILLIAM H.; died suddenly Friday, May 28, 2010; at the age of 67, at his home in Hayes Township in Otsego County. 



Walter C. Backus

Walter C. Backus, 79, of Houghton Lake passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Mid Michigan Medical Center"Midland.




William J. Kain JR William J. Kain Jr.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:05 AM 

No Description Available! 



William Thomas Doll

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:03 AM 

Aug. 7, 1930-May 31, 2010 William Thomas Doll, 79, of St. Louis died Monday, May 31, 2010 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma. 



William Thomas Doll *

79, of St. Louis, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis Chapel.


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