Saturday, July 17, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 07/17/2010


 

Albert W. Allin

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Arleen Poel

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Beatrice Ruth "Bea" (Kinney) Curtis *

96, of East Tawas, formerly of Mason, former Michigan State University landscape and urban planning department employee, died Jan. 3. Funeral services 2 p.m. July 24 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing. Arrangements by Buresh Kobs Funeral Home, Tawas.


 

Brian Bierstetel

Brian Bierstetel DeWitt Brian Bierstetel, formerly of Fowler, died on July 14, 2010, at the age of 40. Born in Carson City on June 20, 1970, the son of Robert and Susan (Simon) Bierstetel. Brian was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was also a Special Olympics participant. Brian is survived by his parents, Robert and Susan Bierstetel; sister, Lisa (Charles) Wriska; brother, Eric (Margaret) Bierstetel; nephew, Jack Steven; niece, Madelyn Rita; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friend, Mark. Brian was preceded in death by his brother, Steven; niece, Kaela Sue; nephew, Charles Jonathan; grandparents, August and Leona Bierstetel, Paul and Joan Simon, and step grandfather, Ernest Thelen; very special cousin, Jeremy Paul Thelen; and very special uncle, Ed Pettit. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, July 19, 2010, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler with Fr. Dennis Howard presiding and internment at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery following the Mass. The family will receive friends 2 - 9 p.m., Sunday, July 18, with rosaries being prayed at 3 and 8, at the Goerge Chapel of Osgood Funeral Homes in Fowler. Sympathies may be expressed through contributions to the Special Olympics or Most Holy Trinity Education Trust Fund. To learn more about Brian and view his Life Story film, visit his personal webpage at, . There are not enough words to describe our deepest appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful staff at Webb Road Home in Dewitt where Brian has resided since 1997. Their warm and loving care for Brian was unending. We will forever remember all of you and your kindness. God bless you all.


 


 

Brian J. Bierstetel *

40, of Fowler, died Wednesday of natural causes. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Home, Goerge Chapel, Fowler.


 


 


 


 

CONSTANCE M. FLETCHER

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

FLETCHER, CONSTANCE M., of Pontiac; died July 15, 2010; at 85 years of age. 


 


 

CYNTHIA A. URA

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

URA, CYNTHIA A; age 67; was born February 24, 1943 in Hamtramck, Michigan; and died in Waterford Twp., Michigan on July 15, 2010. 


 


 

Calvin E. (Hoppy) Hale Sept. 6, 1935-June 26, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

Calvin E. (Hoppy) Hale, 74, of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Newport, MI died peacefully at home on June 26, 2010. 


 


 

Carl E. Caseman

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Carl E. Caseman, age 69, of rural Burr Oak, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his home. Carl was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Constantine, a son to the late Lloyd C. and Marian (Dimmick) Caseman. Carl graduated from Constantine High School with the class of 1958 and later served in the U.S. National Guard. On June 4, 1966, he married Patricia Lee Jensen which ended in divorce. He later married Carolyn Price which also ended in divorce. On Aug. 24, 1982, he married Ruth German in Centreville. Carl had lived most of his life in Constantine moving to his home on Long Lake in 1986. He had owned and operated Caseman Marathon Gas station in Constantine for four years.  He had been employed as a brick layer at BAC. Local 9 of Kalamazoo and also had been employed by Bracy and Jarhr of Quincy.  Carl was owner, president and C.E.O. of Caseman Motor Car Co. of Burr Oak. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Caseman of Burr Oak; daughter, Melissa Sandker of Sturgis; two step-sons, Ronald German Jr. of Key West, Fla., and Brian German of Burr Oak; three grandchildren, Justin and August Adams of Colorado and Clarissa Sandker of Sturgis; step grandson, Trent German of LaGrange, Ind.; brother, Danny (Dana) Caseman of Altha, Fla.; three sisters, Nancy (Jerry) Preston, Bonnie Caseman and Sandra (Dennis) Blodgett, all of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Jeffrey Caseman; and one brother, Howard Caseman. A private memorial service for the family will be held at 2 p.m. July 16, 2010, at the Constantine Cemetery.  


 


 

Casimira Helen Lazda

Casimira "Katie" Helen Lazda, 96, entered into rest Friday, July 16, 2010. Katie was originally from Chicago, Illinois, also resided in Irons, Michigan and was now a longtime resident of Florida. She ...


 


 

Catherine M. Cornwell

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:12 AM 

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Cecil A. Langenfeld Jr. *

79, of Lansing, retired General Motors line worker, died July 12. Memorial services 11 a.m. Monday at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Arrangements by Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel. 


 


 

Celeste Faye Justman

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Charles Schmitz

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:59 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Charles “Charlie” Schmitz, age 75, of Mendon, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at the Bronson Hospital emergency room.   He was born July 27, 1934, in Chicago, a son of Paul A. and Norvella (Kropel) Schmitz.  He attended St. Martin’s Catholic School and graduated from St. Rita’s Catholic School in 1953.    Charlie served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59 and was stationed in Italy. While living in Chicago, Charlie had worked for Pepsi-Cola Bottlers for 15 years, and later for Blue Island Cab Company and McVittie Plating Company. While living in Mendon he had been employed by Lear Plastics, where he was an active member of UAW Local 503, serving as union steward and sergeant at arms of the Area 6 Council. He and his family served as hosts for several area foreign exchange students. He was also a chauffer for the Amish community. On June 11, 1977, Charlie married Nan Custard in Mendon. She survives, along with a daughter, Theresa Schmitz of Three Rivers; a granddaughter, Mackenzie Urick; a brother, Lawrence Schmitz of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents; and by five brothers, Paul, Michael, Thomas, Robert and Edward Schmitz. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.   The funeral Mass for Charlie Schmitz will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Saint Edward Catholic Church in Mendon, with the Rev. Father James Vinh Le officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Memorials may be directed to either the Salvation Army, St. Edward Catholic Church, or the Mendon United Methodist Church. An online register is available and condolences may be left at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.    


 


 

Charles W. Pierson

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:06 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Charles W. Pierson, 67, of Ruskin, Fla., and a former resident of Sturgis and graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1960, passed away Friday July 9, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1942, a son of Charles Ward and Rama (Shafer) Pierson. Chuck was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans Association of America and the VFW. He was also a pedigreed Devil Dog, an avid hunter, member of the Safari Club International and an avid proponent of the Boy Scouts of America. On Oct. 28, 1967, he married Arlene Wisler. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; two sons, Charles “Alex” Pierson of Indianapolis and Justin R. Pierson of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Tiffany F. (Andrew) Cline, stationed in Japan; four grandsons, Keegan R., Charles A. (Xander), Liam K. Pierson and Tyler K. Cline; his mother; and a brother, Eric F. Pierson. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, where a Marine Corp League Devil Dog memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services celebrating the life of Charles W. Pierson will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis where full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 and the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Pierson’s memory consider the Department of Michigan, Marine Corps League, Scholarship Fund, c/o: Phillip S. Smith, 7774 Patton, Detroit, MI 48228. The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfunealhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Charlotte Ann Nardizzi

Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:02 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Charlotte Ann Nardizzi, 85, of Indian River, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Charlotte was born August 12, 1924 in Grand Traverse County. She was the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Tompkins) Oatley. She grew up on Old Mission Point and as a young girl her family moved to Traverse City. Charlotte graduated from Traverse City High School in 1942. On May 7, 1944 she married Pasquale (Pat) Nardizzi in Traverse City. Throughout the years, the Nardizzi family has lived in Hale and Benzonia, Mich. They settled in Indian River in 1961 where they have been since. Charlotte and Pat enjoyed spending their winters in North Carolina. Charlotte enjoyed crafts, cooking and playing cards. She was an active member of the Indian River United Methodist Church as well as the United Methodist Women. She was a past president of the Cochran-Roberts V.F.W. Post Auxiliary and past worthy matron of the Primrose Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Indian River. She is survived by her husband, Pat; children, Rose E. (Charles) Marks of Flint, Mich., Pasquale (Nancy) Nardizzi, Jr. of Indian River, Mario L. Nardizzi of Indian River; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; siblings, Carl (Inez) Oatley of Williamsburg, Mich., Jack Oatley of North Fort Meyers, Florida, Virginia (Virgil) Ritondale of Tennessee, Richard (Helen) Oatley of Traverse City, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her infant grandson, Justin, and her sister, Doris. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Indian River United Methodist Church. Rev. John Lover and Rev. Jay Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Upon the request of the family, casual dress only please. Following the service, friends are invited to a luncheon to be held in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Indian River United Methodist Church or the Primrose Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River cared for the family. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.


 


 

Cheryl A. Rubley

Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:38 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Cheryl A. (Cattell) Rubley, 55, of Fremont, Ind., beloved soul mate of Dennis, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, in Angola, Ind. Cheryl was born May 23, 1955, in LaGrange, Ind., to Eugene and June (Kaestner) Cattell. On Aug. 26, 1995, Cheryl gave Dennis Rubley her unconditional love and the two forever became one in marriage. Mrs. Rubley graduated from Prairie Heights High School and earned her associates degree from the International Business College of Fort Wayne, Ind. She had worked at the Herald Republican Newspaper in Angola, Infinisource and Indiana Wire. Cheryl was a member of Heartland Fellowship Church in Orland and had also attended Lake Bethel Mennonite Church. She enjoyed plastic canvas cross-stitch, reading and interior decorating. Cheryl volunteered with the Literacy Council, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially Dennis, and her dogs. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Dennis; her mother, June Cattell of LaGrange; her four-legged kids, P. Nutt and Shannon Wildfire Rubley III; a brother Marlin (Reba) Cattell of Howe; a brother-in-law, David (Del) Rubley of Coldwater; a nephew, Jason Rubley of New Jersey; a niece, Gretchen (Eric) Leese of Chicago; great-nephews Nicholas and Michael Leese; aunts Hazel Murphy of Allentown, Pa., Viola Cattell of Elkhart, Ind., and Doris Zarnnow of Chandler, Ariz.; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Cattell; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gerald and Patricia Rubley; and her beloved “Beagle Baby,” Molly. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Rolland Roth from Heartland Fellowship Church and Pastor Mervin Miller from Lake Bethel Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will follow at Bronson Cemetery in Bronson. Memorials may be directed to Steuben County Humane Society or Cameron Hospital Oncology Dept. Please visit www.dutcherfh.com, to share a thought in the online guestbook.  


 


 

Cheryl Lynne Budd

Cheryl Lynne Budd Lansing Age 48, was called to heaven on July 15, 2010 to be with her grandparents and her loving pets Lobo, Mona and Reagan. She leaves behind her son, Devon, and his daughters, Serenity and Hannah; his friend Jessica, and the girls Mom Tonya Cain; her mother, Lois Budd and Larry Byers; her father, Wilbur Budd and stepmother, Cheryl A. Bud; sister, Rose M. Cross and husband, Don; her pets, Diego, Katrina, and Marley and her friend, Cecil Brown. Also many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a memorial service on July 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Lansing, Michigan. In place of flowers donate to an animal shelter of your choice or the Hospice House of Mid Michigan. To leave an online condolence go to


 


 

Christopher J. LaPierre

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:06 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Christopher J. LaPierre, age 63, of Cheboygan, died Thursday, June 24, 2010 at his home. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Arrangements were in care of the Brietzke Funeral Home in Rogers City.


 


 

Clare R. McPherson Sr.

Clare R. McPherson Sr., 86, of Beaverton, passed away suddenly Friday, July 9, 2010. 


 


 

Clarence "Butch" Nau

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:35 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Clarence “Butch” Nau passed away on April 29, 2010 after a courageous battle with ALS. A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City on July 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at Audie's after the service. Join his family and friends in this celebration of his life.


 


 

Clementine Tatarchuk Tyndall

• Clementine Tatarchuk Tyndall, 89, of Carr Settlement, died July 14. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

DOUGLAS A. HACKNEY

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

HACKNEY, DOUGLAS A.; age 83; of Lake Orion; July 10, 2010. 


 


 

Dan Earl Ryon

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Dan Ryon

Dan Ryon, 56, of Midland, died July 12. A full obituary follows at a later date.... 


 


 

David Joseph Bandlow

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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David L. Huss

Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

David L. Huss, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at the home of his niece in Schoolcraft. He was born June 7, 1941, in Sturgis, a son of the late Warren and Faye (Sunday) Huss. David was a lifelong Sturgis resident and member of the Eagles Lodge #1314 and the Loyal Order of Moose #574. For 40 years he had been employed as a forklift operator at Americraft Carton in Sturgis. He is survived by one niece, Linda (Kim) Gerow of Schoolcraft; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and a brother. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. A private graveside service and burial will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Human Society of the United States c/o: The HSUS, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037. His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


 


 

David L. Novak

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David L. Smith, 78

Friday, July 9, 2010 10:18 AM 

David L. Smith, 78, of Boyne City, husband, father, grandfather, dearly beloved friend of all who knew him well, passed comfortably early on July 8, 2010, with family by his side.


 


 

Dean Scott Bailey

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Dean Scott Bailey, son of Shirley Bailey and the late M.G. Bailey, was born March 6, 1951 in Coldwater. He died at home on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home. He married Dana Rachlin in 1987 at the Boulders in Carefree, Ariz. He was a multi-engine rated and a glider pilot. At one time, he was a bush pilot in Alaska and a big game guide in Montana. He had also worked at Chicago Mercantile Exchange and later operated Bailey Farm until retirement due to illness. He had attended KVCC and KCC. He spent many hours working to maintain his pride and joy, a 1959 Mercedes Benz convertible. He is survived by his wife Dana of 23 years, his mother Shirley, sisters Marece Hutchison and Genelle (John) Welch of Coldwater, a sister-in-law Michale Rachlin of Florida, nieces and nephews Kyle (Mandy) Hutchison of Alaska, Jenna (Derek) Mathieu of Kalamazoo, Evan (Courtney) Hutchison of Sturgis, Asher and Marissa Welch of Coldwater, cousins Karma (Rick) Weiers of S. Carolina, Rich Thomas of Sidney, Ryan (Sarah) Weiers of N. Carolina, Great nieces and nephews Blake Mathieu, Paityn Modert, Asher and Maren Weiers, Franz and Jack Rachlin. He was preceded in death by his father M.G. Bailey, his paternal grandparents Guy and Cora Bailey, maternal grandparents Lyndon and Maren Noah, his mother and father-in-law Lucille and Joel Rachlin, his aunts and uncle, Louise Bailey, Cecile and Bill Thomas and a cousin Gary Thomas.


 


 

Delbert M. Petermann

Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:36 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Delbert M. “Del” Petermann, of West Bend, Wis., died peacefully July 5, 2010, at the age of 87. He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in the town of Auburn, Wis., to the late Henry and Esther (nee Schaefer) Petermann. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Arleigh (nee Ehnert) and his brother, Lloyd. He is survived by four loving daughters: Karen (Kari) Eckhardt (Edward) of Grafton; Kathleen (John) Limbach of West Bend; Judith (Tom) Frank of State College, Pa.; and Jeaneen (Brian) Hall of Sturgis.    “Grandpa Pete’s” eight grandchildren: Ed, Christine, John (Tammy), Adam (Jenny), Drew (Phoenicia), Nicole (Tom), Aaron and Gretchen (fiancé Jason) were one of the great joys of his life. He is also survived by a great-grandchild, April; a sister-in-law, LaVerne Petermann of Auburn,; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Delbert was widely known and well-respected in the West Bend area. He worked for over 45 years at the West Bend Company, missing only three days of work during that span. The other great joy in Delbert’s life was serving his Lord at Pilgrim and St. Andrew Lutheran churches, whether he was pulling weeds in the flowerbeds or counting the Sunday contributions. He was a church council officer, elder, Sunday School teacher, youth director, usher and tireless committee member.   Del was considered a “cornerstone” of the Kettle Moraine Dartball League in which he played for 68 years. Del was elected to the Wisconsin Dartball Hall of Fame in 2010. International Lutheran Laymen’s League, AAL, Camp Luwisomo, Living Word Lutheran High School, and Bethesda Lutheran Home will miss Delbert’s lifelong generosity, support and participation.  “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Funeral services for Delbert will be held at 11 a.m.  Saturday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Farmington, Wis.  The Rev. Robert Korytkowski will officiate and lunch will follow the church service.  Interment will take place following lunch at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Fane. Relatives and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum, Wis.,  and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or Lutheran Hour Ministries are appreciated.    Additional information and guest book may be found at  www.millermartinfh.com. Del’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for the attentive and compassionate care provided to Del.  


 


 

Della Rose Moss

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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Delmare Ferguson

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Diane Davis-Waller *

57, of Okemos, attorney/labor arbitrator, died Thursday. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.


 


 

Diane Frances Ruhlig

Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:30 AM 

Oct. 5, 1946 - July 15, 2010 Diane Frances Ruhlig, 63, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Woodland Hospice House.


 


 

Diane Kay Davis-Waller

Diane Kay Davis-Waller Okemos Diane Kay Davis-Waller, Attorney/Labor Arbitrator, passed away on July 15, 2010 in Lansing, MI following a well fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was born July 19, 1952 in St. Louis, MO; the daughter of Donald J. and Dorothy M. (Bennett) Davis of Pawley's Island, SC. Diane graduated from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law Juries Doctorate; Michigan State University 1983 Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources; Michigan State University Industrial and Clinical Psychology. Diane worked all of her life toward the betterment of the lives of others during difficult times as a Social Worker, Labor Representative and Labor Attorney and Arbitrator. Diane was among the first 20 female members of the American Academy of Arbitrators. On December 17, 1976, Diane was married to her much beloved husband, John Waller from Dearborn, MI, who treated her as a queen during their marriage of 33 years. John recently retired from the State of Michigan. Together they raised two wonderful sons, Charles Waller of Frisco, TX and Edward Waller of Okemos, MI, whom Diane cherished as her young princes. Diane enjoyed handicrafts, particularly crocheting and needlepoint, gardening, baking, bunnies, golf, travel, rock-n-roll, cheering on her Detroit Lions, hanging with her girlfriends and entertaining family and friends. Diane is preceded in death by her precious mother, Dorothy Davis and grandmothers Pearl Davis and Ursa Bennett of St. Louis, MO. Surviving are her father Donald Davis; Mum Mollie Redding and brother-in-law William (Donna) Waller of Portland, OR; sisters Denni Davis of Lansing, MI and Kimberly (Ralph) Renninger of Powell, OH. Diane was the loving aunt of Jacob Fortuna of Grand Ledge, MI, Charlotte Renninger of Evergreen, WA and Chelsea Renninger of Columbus, OH, as well as her aunt Clare Reese of MO, uncle William F, Walkenhorst IV of Chesterfield, MO and many cousins around the country. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 18, 2 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service on Sunday. Contributions may be made to the National Institute of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd. 2B03, Rockville, MD 20852-3902, or the, , 3100 West Road, Bldg. B, Suite 110, East Lansing, MI 48823, in memory of Diane. On line condolences may be made at:


 


 

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Dominica Olga Ziegler

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:12 AM 

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Donald E. Smoker

Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Donald E. Smoker, 60, of Howe, Ind., died unexpectedly Friday, July 9, 2010, at his home. He was a 1967 Sturgis High School graduate who excelled in Athletics. He was a Navy veteran who served his country during the Vietnam War. Donald retired from Ross Labs in Sturgis, where he worked in the shipping and receiving department. He was a past deacon of the Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe, supported the Disabled American Veterans and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was born July 27, 1949, in Battle Creek, a son of Donald F. and Patricia A. (Stewart) Smoker. On May 24, 1969, he married Julie Thomae at the Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe. She survives in Howe. Also surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chris Smoker of Howe and Matt and Alexis Smoker of Sturgis; a granddaughter (who was the love of his life) Rachel Olivia Smoker; and a brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Kelly Smoker of Lima, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Terry Smoker. According to his wishes, cremation will take place. There will be a graveside service held at Riverside Cemetery in Howe at a later date. Memorials may be contributed to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. Online condolences may be submitted to the family at  www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.  


 


 

Donald Ray Clark Jr.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:59 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Donald Ray Clark Jr., 53, of Lansing, Mich., formerly of Pellston, beloved father and grandfather, died on June 29, 2010. He retired from General Motors. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Clark Sr.; mother, Rose (Coby) Johnson; and sister, Debbie (Clark) Vanalstine. He is survived by his stepfather, Thornton Johnson; daughter, Staci (Russ) Holbrook; sons, Donald (Carly) Clark III, Nick (Sasha) Hetherington, Jeremy (Amy) Zwiernik; 8 grandchildren; brother, John Clark; sisters, Donna (Chuck) Hammell and Janice (Lynn) Sanders; step-brothers, Pat Clay and Brian Johnson; step-sister, Jennifer Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. For online condolences, please visit www.ChapelinthePinesFuneralHome.com


 


 

Dorothy R. Albert

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:27 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- The most wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and true friend has left us. Dorothy Rhoda (MacKool) Albert, of Ironwood, died peacefully in her home Sunday, July 11, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. 


 


 

Douglas James Warwick

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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ELLEN MARIE (McVeigh) FERNSEMER

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

FERNSEMER, ELLEN MARIE (McVeigh); of Waterford; died on July 15, 2010; at the age 81. 


 


 

Earl T. Helton

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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Edgar R. Irish

Edgar R. Irish, age 77 of Sanford, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010. 


 


 

Edna A. Gillan

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:39 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Edna A. Gillan, 97, of Burr Oak,  passed away Thursday afternoon, July 15, 2010, at her home. She was born June 5, 1913,  in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Ernest and Angeline (Hunt-Gilbo) Beers. Edna had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area nearly her whole life. On Oct. 23, 1930, she married Clarence E. “Jack” Gillan in LaGrange, Ind. He died Nov. 27, 1990. Edna was proud to be a farm wife and homemaker. She was a member of the Sturgis Missionary Church and enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting and reading and loved the game Aggravation. She was an avid reader and had a library in her home of more than 800 books. She will be remembered and admired by many for the active life she lived and her ability to live alone in her home until her death at the age of 97. She is survived by a brother, Chester “Chuck” Beers of Sturgis; nieces Lola (Floyd) Hodges of Sturgis, Lois Sites of Wolcottville, Ind., Marilyn “Mary Jo” Burton of Missouri, Suzanne (Robert) Jordan of LaGrange, Ind., Donna (Robert) Hagen of Sturgis, Lelah Palmer of Sturgis, Caryl Thompson of Florida and Colleen Perry of Sturgis; and many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Lana Bell Beers, Myrtle Leiler and Gladys Parsons; and three brothers, Cecil Beers, Clarence Gilbo and Walter Gilbo. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the  Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Edna A. Gillan will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dale Gerig will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Gillan’s memory consider the Sturgis Missionary Church 67087 M-66, Sturgis, MI 49091, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Edward M. Newsome II

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:56 AM 

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Edward Neil Melavey

Thursday, July 1, 2010 11:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Elizabeth "Betty" Hintzman

Thursday, July 8, 2010 8:05 AM 

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Elizabeth Anne Glasser

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:18 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Elizabeth Glasser, 48, of Morenci passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at home. She was born on March 8, 1962, in Flint, the daughter of Hubert and Anne (Elliott) Erickson. On Sept. 11, 1982, in the Irish Hills she married Donald Glasser and he survives. Elizabeth has lived in Morenci since 1990, moving from the Irish Hills. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and furthered her education at Siena Heights where she earned her teaching degree.  Elizabeth was a member of Our Lady of Mercy in Fayette, Ohio. Besides her husband, Don, Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Anne Glasser; a son, Edward Glasser; and two brothers, Arthur Erickson of Manitou Beach and Phillip Erickson of Okemos.   Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Edward Erickson. Family and friends may gather to remember Elizabeth at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci on Friday, July 16, 2010, from 4 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or the Diabetes Association.


 


 

Elizabeth M. Miller

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:31 PM 

Elizabeth M. Miller Elizabeth M. Miller, age 86, of Macomb, died July 13, 2010. Elizabeth was born on December 2, 1923 in Detroit a daughter of Robert and Margaret Harvey. On July 12, 1941 Elizabeth married Alfred H. Miller. Elizabeth formerly worked at Mt. Clemens Pottery. She was a wonderful mother and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, gardening, camping, puzzles and playing cards. Surviving are her children, Peggy Stevens, Carol (Eugene) Killingbeck, Gerald (Catherine) Miller, Patricia (Donald) D'Arcy, Dale (Mary) Miller and Steven Miller; grandchildren, Diana (Romualdo) Ancog, Bethany (Russell) Smith, Tina (William) Lutz, Gerald Miller Jr., Daniel (Cynthia) Miller, Sherry Ward, Heather and Amanda D'Arcy, and Benjamin Miller; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one coming soon; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Stepnitz. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; brother, Robert C. Harvey; and sister, Virginia Stepnitz. Funeral Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank (north of 21 Mile Road), Macomb. Burial in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Township. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to Heritage Church, Clinton Township or In-House Hospice. www.haussfuneralhomes.com


 


 

Eva A. Betts *

82, of Uniontown, Ohio, formerly of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.


 


 

Everen C. "Wimp" Badley

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Everett Edison Harris

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:41 AM 

Graveside services for Everett Edison Harris, 92, of Monroe, who died July 6, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Woodland Cemetery.


 


 

Fabian Castillo, 72

Monday, July 12, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

Fabian Martin Castillo Sr., age 72, of Fennville passed away in peace Saturday, July 10, 2010, at his home. He was a veteran of the Army serving in Vietnam. Fabian enjoyed farming and loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Santos, of 45 years, and children:   Fabian Jr. and Robin Castillo of Queen Creek, AR; Esmeralda and Carlos Lopez of Fennville; Marcus and Carrie Castillo of Fennville; Victor and Tonia Castillo of Holland; Bertha Borst of Holland; Carlos and Terri Castillo of Wyoming, MI; Grandchildren: Selina, Alicia, Jacob, Devon, Taylor and Austin. Brothers and sisters: Jose Fransico and Terry Castillo of Holland; Joe Castillo of Phoenix, AR; Maltilda Castillo of Litten Springs, TX;  Tila and John Flores of Holland; Felipita Jaramillo of Austin, TX;  Ruth Cardova of Austin, TX; Felix Moreno of Colorado; Many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 10:00AM – Noon (family speaking at 11:30AM) Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Holland First Assembly of God 1331 East 16th Street. A graveside service with military honors will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens following the visitation.  Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association.   An online registry book is available at www.lake shorememorial.com


 


 

Faye L. Spears

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Frank John Yde

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:31 PM 

Frank John Yde Frank John Yde, age 92, a lifelong resident of Mount Clemens, passed away Friday morning, July 16, 2010, at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 1, 1917, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, a son of the late Roger and Celina (Schietecatte) Yde. Frank was the proprietor of Yde's Market from 1947 until his retirement in 2006. Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and going to the casinos. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post No. 4 and the Huron Pointe Sportsman's Club. Mr. Yde is survived by two children, Janice (Jerry) Eckman of Sterling Heights and Sandy Kleman of Mount Clemens; four grandchildren, Terry Knoll, Susan (John) Eichorst, Kathy Clor and Jerry (Sherri) Eckman Jr; six great-grandchildren; two siblings, Joseph Yde of Mount Clemens and Caroline (Dave) Jolly of Chesterfield Township; and his dear friend, Fern Barker. The visiting hours will be on Monday from 2-9 p.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home with the Reverend Father T.J. Moloney officiating. Burial will follow at Clinton Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton Township. Share memories at willandschwarzkoff.com.


 


 

Frederick A. Roueche

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

A burial for Frederick A. Roueche, formerly of Mackinaw City, will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery. 


 


 

Fredericka Teske

Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Fredericka Teske, 80, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti. Fredericka was born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of Fred J. and Verna (Snyder) St. Clair. On May 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Richard LaVern Teske in Adrian, Mich. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1964. Fredericka devoted her life to her family and home. She loved surrounding herself with her children and grandchildren whenever given the opportunity. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Adrian and was a member of the Eagles. Some of her favorite pastimes included playing cards and going dancing. Surviving are her three children, Garry (Ganina) Teske of Rives Junction, Larry (Marianne) Teske of Adrian and Susan (Mike) Barber of Adrian; two sisters, Dorothy La France of Adrian, Marlene (Bob) Van Valkenburg of Adrian, and a sister-in-law, Esther (Ron) Mc Nair of Adrian; 11 granchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Richard, she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Fredericka will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Raisin Valley Cemetery in Adrian. Visitation will take place on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Fallen Officers Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.wagleyfuneralhome.com.


 


 

GREGORY, MARY

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM

GREGORY, MARY; age 56; of Novi; July 15, 2010. 


 


 

Garfield R. 'Skip' Drake III

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:20 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Garfield R. "Skip" Drake III, 61, of 402 1/2   E. Ayer St., Ironwood, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Ironwood. 


 


 

Gary E. Provo

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:04 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Gary Provo, age 69, of Cheboygan, died early Tuesday morning, June 29, 2010. He was born in Cheboygan on February 2, 1941, the son of Francis H. and Myrtle Irene (Trudeau) Provo. Gary was employed for over 35 years at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, retiring in 2005. Following his retirement, he went to work part-time for Louie’s Market. Gary liked to help other people; he was very active in his church, the 7th Day Adventist Church, and since his retirement loved to travel. Gary recently married the former Marge Matts, on May 2, 2010 in Cheboygan. He is survived by his wife, Marge; his son, Gary A. (Kara) Provo of Cheboygan; his granddaughter, Leah Jean Provo; his step-children, Nick (Michelle), Mike, Matt (Sky), Jason (Stacey), Desiree, Ashley, Amy and Amanda; 11 step-grandchildren; a brother, Dean Provo of Cheboygan; and sister, Theresa (Don) Parrott of Indian River. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ann; sister, Bonnie Monville; and grandmother, Belle Provo. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will be held on Friday July 2, 2010 at the 7th Day Adventist Church on Lafayette Street at 1 p.m., with Pastor Paul Calvelage officiating. Visitation with the family will take place from noon until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Provo family. Nordman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com


 


 

Gary Grant Draveling II

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Gary Lynn Wilkins, 67

Friday, July 9, 2010 10:19 AM 

Gary Lynn Wilkins, 67, of Harbor Springs, born Nov. 7, 1942, in Flint, passed away July 8, 2010, at Hiland Cottage of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.


 


 

Geneva M. Bellinger

Geneva M. Bellinger was born July 29, 1923, to Carl and Carrie Garber. She passed away on July 8, 2010 at the age of 86 in her own home with the assistance of her family and Hospice of Helping Hands. 


 


 

Genevieve M. Smoke

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:17 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Genevieve M. Smoke, 88, of Hudson passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Dearborn, Mich., to Fred and Sophia (Felhauer) Waldecker. She married Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Smoke on Aug. 14, 1954, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2000. Genevieve was a life-long Hillsdale County and Lenawee County  area resident. She enjoyed cooking and family gatherings.   Surviving Genevieve are four children, Barbara Zmich of Chicago, Ill., Galen (Lana) Smoke and Darlene (Jack) Elliott, all of Hudson, and Deborah Hephner of North Adams; one brother, William (Darlene) Waldecker of Hillsdale. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Dorothy Fredrick; brother, Fred Waldecker; granddaughter, Amanda Yeider; and son in-law, John Hephner. Funeral services for Genevieve will be Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Matthew SeGraves officiating. Interment will follow at Waldron Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.


 


 

Genevieve Smoke

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:15 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Genevieve Smoke, age 88, of Hudson died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 15, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Daily Telegram.


 


 

George Graves, 65

Friday, July 9, 2010 9:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

George N. Graves, 65, of Holland, died Wednesday July 7, 2010. Arrangements will be announced by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Mulder Chapel.


 


 

George Robert Cooper

George Robert Cooper, 99, of Bear Lake, died Tuesday morning July 13. Oak Grove Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements....


 


 

Glen Hulet

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Gordon Keith Glaza

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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Grace L. Newby

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:18 AM 

WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Grace L. Newby, 87, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Waukesha.


 


 

Gregory Languasco

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:11 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gregory Languasco of Monroe died Monday, July 12, 2010. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. 


 


 

Halbert Jerry Cogswell *

80, of Holt, retired General Motors employee, died Wednesday. Services noon today at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel. 


 


 

Halcyon J. Clark

Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:44 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Halcyon J. Clark, 84, of Sturgis, and a former lifelong resident of Tecumseh,  went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday afternoon July 13, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Mildred Phillips and Katheryn Clark, both of Sturgis; a nephew, Roy (Alana) Clark of Sturgis; two nieces, Judy (Shirley) Norris and Nancy (John) Maystead, both of Sturgis; and several great nieces and great nephews. There will be no visitation. A graveside service and burial will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh. The Rev. James Bender of the First Baptist Church in Sturgis will officiate. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel in Sturgis is handling the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Clark’s memory consider Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Hayden Mikala Taylor

Hayden Mikala Taylor Ewa Beach, HI Hayden Mikala Taylor, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 30, 2010, in Honolulu, HI. She was born June 30, 2010, in Honolulu. She is survived by her parents, Chadwick and Kaleleonalani Taylor; sisters, Alexis, Korina and Teagan Taylor; paternal grandfather, Trenton (Joni) Taylor; paternal grandmother, Barbara (Jim) VandenBerg; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Porter; paternal great-grandmother, Marta Taylor; maternal grandparents, Louis and F. Momilani Magyar; maternal great-grandfather, Louis Magyar; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Marcy Saunders. Private services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" nowilaymedowntosleep.org or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.


 


 

Helen Welch Bourbonais

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Henrietta 'Hattie' Hoeksema, 91

Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:38 AM 

Henrietta "Hattie" Hoeksema, 91, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.


 


 

Hope M.Hiller

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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IRIS M BATZLOFF

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:31 AM 

BATZLOFF, IRIS M.; of Auburn Hills; July 14, 2010; age 92; born November 9, 1917 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. 


 


 

Ira A. Schultz

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ira A. Schultz, 82, passed away July 15, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center.   Funeral services for Ira will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2010, at the Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Geoffrey Koglin officiating. Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. You may also send condolences to the family at http://www.wagleyfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Irene R. Sopha

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:48 AM 

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J. Gerald "Jerry" Thomas

Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:17 AM 

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JOHN H. CHRISTIE

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

CHRISTIE, JOHN H.; of Frankfort, formerly of Clarkston went to be with the Lord July 15, 2010; age 83. 


 


 

James A. Fairchild

Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:13 AM - Jef Rietsma 

James A. Fairchild, 89, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at Three Rivers Health. He was born April 6, 1921, on the family farm in Florence Township, a son of Ernest and Florence M. (Kelley) Fairchild. On May 20, 1948, he married Thelma Weber at the Centreville Presbyterian Church. Jim worked and operated the family farm until he retired in 1985. He also worked as a Three Rivers Hospital attendant. Jim was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville, where he worked at one time or another on each board. He served on the Lockport Township Board  for 22 yrs, 13 as its treasurer; the Lockport-Fabius Park Fire Board  for 17 years; and the Agricultural Stabilization Committee for more than 20 years. Jim was a St. Joseph Farm Bureau lifetime member, and Junior Farm Bureau and St. Joseph County 4-H leader. Jim also served on the Gov. G. Mennon Williams Agricultural Advisory Board. Surviving Jim are his wife, Thelma Fairchild; daughters Carla Jean (Will) McDonald of Bennettsville,  S.C., and Louann (Lee) Bitely of Bitely; son Charles Fairchild of Sturgis; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister Lola Musser of Portage.   He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Kathleen Fairchild. Relatives and friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville, where religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Marilyn Schlimgen, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Constantine, officiating.   Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph County 4-H or Centreville FFA. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.


 


 

James Eugene 'Jim' Marcum, Sr.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:21 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

James Eugene “Jim” Marcum, Sr., passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, surrounded by the love of his family. He was 79. Jim was born in Rowan County, Ky., on Feb. 27, 1931, to William and Chloe (Hall) Marcum, one of six children. He attended Fort Gay High School and dreamed of becoming a pilot with the Air Force. Upon discovering he had severe color blindness he went on to become one of the first very few jet engine mechanics at the time in the USAF. After his honorable military discharge he left for southern Michigan, where he met and married the love of his life, Joyce Dowling, on March 29, 1956, and they began their life together. His work career included time as a plumbing apprentice, construction, and working at the Clinton Engine Company. He later retired, in 1992, from the Ford Motor Company after spending 30 years at the Rawsonville facility. The family spent many fun times at their cabin on Houghton Lake, enjoying snowmobiling, hunting, being with friends, and all the experiences of lake life. After his retirement he became an accomplished woodworker and shared his creations with all his family members. Jim did not shy away from the recent technology boom; but rather embraced the creation of new skills on the PC and digital photography. He was also a member of the Southern Michigan Antique Tractor and Engine Association (SMATEA) and the American Legion Pieper-Hall-Sparks Post #176, Clinton, of which he was the longest continuous member. Jim cherished the many close friends he came upon in life and always was ready to lend a hand to any and all in need. He will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. Jim leaves to mourn his loving wife of more than 54 years, Joyce, and five children; James and Vickie Marcum of Dyer, Ind., Tim and Linda (Gamboe) of Clinton, Tammy and Dennis Sweet of Clinton, Thom and Cindy (Lindh) of Britton and Mike Marcum of Fishers, Ind.  Jim was truly blessed and very proud by his 10 awesome grandchildren who lightened his life without end; Zachary Marcum of Los Angeles, Calif., Jenna Marcum of Livonia, Jese Marcum of Clinton, Randi (Casidy) Reiser of Clinton, Ryan Seiser (fianceé Catey DiCenzo) of Columbus, Ohio, Marcus (Emily) Seiser of Georgia, Cassel and Anne Marcum of Britton, and Andrew and Alex Marcum of Onsted. Jim’s life was also blessed with the time he was able to know and love his great-grandson, Mitchel James Reiser, also of Clinton. The family will receive friends, share our sadness of his leaving, and enjoy the many great stories and memories he was able to leave in our heart on Wednesday, July 14, at the Clinton Chapel of the Handler Funeral Homes from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Richard Mortimer of the First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Clinton with full Military Honors under the auspices of the Clinton American Legion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts in his name be given to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


 


 

James Fahey

James Fahey Lansing James Fahey, aged 80, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He is survived by his son, James, sisters Peggy J. Murphy of Lansing, Win Borough-Peoples of Haslett, as well as his nieces. Jim was born in Allegan to James E. Fahey and Winifred Koopman on September 1, 1929 and graduated from Lansing Central High School and General Motors Tech. He joined the Army on December 5, 1950 and served for 2 years as a Combat Engineer with the 2nd Armored Division in Germany. Jim was retired from General Motors where he worked as a die maker for 30 years. He was a longtime member of the U.A.W. Local 652 Retirees and Morley S. Oates Post 701, V.F.W. He enjoyed having lunch each day at the Dispatch Lounge and visiting his friends at the V.F.W. post in the afternoon. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.


 


 

James R. "JB" Beach

James R. "JB" Beach Lansing Our beloved son, father and brother was called home to his Lord on July 15, 2010. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 13, 1955. He worked for Popoff Meat Company for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth M. Beach. Surviving are his father, Kenneth L. Beach; his sons, Brad and Cory Beach; and his sisters, Brenda (Bill) DeWitt and Karen (Tom) Braun. He had many special nieces, nephews and friends. Jim will be remembered most for his gift for gab, his kind heart and his beautiful blue eyes. The memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2010 at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Pastor Paul J. Lindloff officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Council on Alcoholism Lansing Regional Area or Emmanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church.


 


 

James R. Johnston

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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James Woiderski

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:06 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

James R. (Jim) Woiderski, age 76, was born February 19, 1934 to Robert and Catherine (Elliott) Woiderski — the eldest of 5 children. He graduated from CHS in 1952 and was a short course graduate of MSU in 1955. He started work as a driver for Inverness Dairy in 1952, and became sales manager in 1953. He left the Dairy in 1962 to become account executive with Plaid Stamps. He spent two years and then began a 32-year career with Met Life in 1964. Read more HERE in the Weekend Tribune


 


 

James “Chink” Cinglie July 12, 1920-July 12, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:38 PM 

James “Chink” Cinglie was born in Bedford, Ohio on July 12, 1920, the son of the late James and Julia (Nagy) Cinglie. James passed away peacefully at 9 p.m. on July 12, 2010 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.


 


 

Janice Delane Kidder

Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:39 AM 

Janice Delane Kidder crossed over to live in eternity with her Heavenly Father on July 13, 2010, at Hiland Cottage Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. 


 


 

Jaxon Shad Little

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:16 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jaxon Shad Little, infant son of Shad Michael and Danyelle L. Little, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Ryan Bohlke of Adrian and Jude Little of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister, Jensen Bohlke of Adrian; aunts, Shawn Dee Hartless of San Diego, Calif., Nikki (Jay) Larimer of Osseo and Shana (Kenny) Monk of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandparents, Garry Little of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Constance and Bruce Merritt of Diamondale, Mich.; great-grandmothers, Verle Barnard and Maeola Little; his Godfather, Richard Trisby; a Godbrother, Carrington Trisby; and eight cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Peggy Rager; his grandfather, Dean Peters; and great-grandfathers LaVerne Little, Pete Barnard and Hadley Stone. Funeral services for Jaxon will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Cremation will follow the service.    You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.


 


 

Jean A. Robbins

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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Jerry Lynn Joneson, 75

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:06 AM 

Jerry Lynn Joneson, 75, passed away peacefully in his home overlooking Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey on July 2, 2010, in the presence of family members who loved him dearly. 


 


 

Jessie C. Scully

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:40 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

  Jessie C. Scully, age 87, of Onaway, formerly of Almont, died at Tendercare Health Center in Rogers City on June 29, 2010. Funeral arrangments are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.


 


 

Jimmie R. Yost

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Joan E. Nelson, 82

Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:43 PM 

A graveside service for Joan E. Nelson, 82, of Charlevoix, who died on Oct. 31, 2009, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Brookside Cemetery in Charlevoix.


 


 

Joe Frank Green

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:42 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Joe Frank Green, 77 “Joe, Daddy, Papa, Grandpa, Your Father, Old Man, The Educator, Green” of Onaway, Mich., died on June 28, 2010 at the age of 77. Joe was born on July 11, 1932, in Paducah, Kentucky, and later moved to Michigan with his family. He proudly served in the United States Army, 100th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division of Fort Hood, Texas and was a proud member of the Teamster’s who retired from Signal Delivery after 30+ years. He was an avid hunter, Civil War & history aficionado, who loved to travel and visit local casinos. In addition, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Joe is survived by his six loving children, Joel C. Green, Joelynn “Jodie” C. Necker (Dave), Janice C. Foster, Judith C. Budzinski (Wayne), Joann C. Weingartz (Daniel) and Jeanette C. Hilliker (Gary); sixteen grandchildren, Ron (Christy), Joe & Serena Green, David & Erica (Doug) Necker, Russell, Daniel & Mitchell Foster, Alexis (John), Adam & Addie Budzinski, Isabella & Jackson Weingartz, Jessica, Holly & Jacob Hilliker; three great-grandchildren, Gavin & Jackson Green and Conner Foster; and two sisters, Geneva Longeway and Mary Lou Zentz. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Joseph C. Green; his parents, Joseph Clyde & Ola Mae Green; and siblings, Vada Knowlton, Betty Green, Bobbie Green and Richard Green. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held in his honor, Saturday, July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Allis Township Hall, 20018 West 638 Hwy., Onaway, Mich. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to either: Vital Care Hospice House, Memory of Joe Green, 722 South Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721 or the family: Judith Budzinski, 6606 Indian Trail, Cheboygan, MI 49721.


 


 

John Edward Brockschmidt

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:56 AM 

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John Kaper, 95

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John Kaper, 95, of Hamilton, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Hospice House of Holland. Funeral services will be  11 a.m. Monday, July 12, at Haven Reformed Church, 4691 Oak St., Hamilton. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Hamilton. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 3616 M-40, Hamilton.   www.langelandsterenberg.com


 


 

John Marone, 63

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

John K. Marone, age 63, of Allegan, passed away Sunday morning, July 11, 2010, at Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods. He was born on August 15, 1946 in Chicago, the son of Rocco and Dorothy Marone.  John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death  by his wife, Deb.  John is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Joan (Donald) Platek of Cicero, IL and Mrs. Janet Kowalczyk of Grand Rapids; nieces, nephews and cousins. Honoring John’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Faith Hospice of Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive, SW., Byron Center, MI  49315. Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneral home.com  


 


 

Joseph 'Joe' Ranville

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:57 AM 

Joseph "Joe" Ranville died July 10, 2010, in his home in Boyne City.


 


 

Joseph F. Prochaska Jr.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:04 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

In loving memory of Joseph F. Prochaska Jr. who passed away on Dec. 21, 2009, in Willmar, Minn., a memorial Mass of celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 222 Carey St., Deerfield. Burial of cremains will follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.


 


 

Joseph M. O'Grady

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Josephine Cencich

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Josephine Marie Gulu

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KATHERINE MARGARET "KITTY STEVERLYNCK

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:31 AM 

STEVERLYNCK, KATHERINE MARGARET "KITTY"; of Ortonville; died July 14, 2010; at 94 years of age. 


 


 

Kathleen R. Dusseau

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Keith E.Barnell

Monday, July 5, 2010 11:54 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Keith E.Barnell, 72, of Portage, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Scott,Ind., a son of Everett C. and Venona L. (Christner) Barnell. He was a resident of Portage for eight years, coming fromNorthCarolina and  Fort Wayne, Ind., and spent his early life in Scott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was manager of the die shop for Ray Wire in Fort Wayne and North Carolina. He was a member of the Scott UnitedMethodist Church. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Barnell of Radcliffe, Ky., and Eric Barnell of Savannah, Ga.; several grandchildren; a brother,Stanley (Loretta)Barnell of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Barnell. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Farrand Funeral Home inWhite Pigeon. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Father James O’Leary of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Parchment officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.  


 


 

Kenneth B. 'Sonny' Smith

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:24 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Kenneth B. “Sonny” Smith, 78, of Coldwater, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 at home, surrounded by family. He endured a long hard-fought battle with heart disease. Ken was born in Julesburg, Colo. Aug. 13, 1931 to Harry and Melvia (Morgan) Smith. Ken’s family moved to Coldwater from Nebraska when he was a child, remaining in the Jonesville, Quincy, Coldwater areas most of his life. He married the love of his life, Judy (Butler) Smith on June 20, 1953 in Coldwater and she survives.   Ken and his bride of 57 years brought three wonderful children into their life; two daughters, Melvia (Cookie) Blatter, Candis (Candy) Bauder and son Randy Smith. Ken was a professional truck driver for 47 years. He was an owner operator and he also drove for Acorn Building Components for 17 years, General Processing Co. for six years, McDonald Logging and Michigan Nebraska Trucking. He retired in 1993 as a Teamster from TNT Holland in Jackson. In addition to his trucking career, he was also a horse trainer. He had grown up with this talent and remained actively involved in the horse industry most of his life. As a young man, he had done it all, from raising, breeding, riding, breaking, contesting, rodeo, and later, racing horses. After retiring, he and his wife, Judy, spent winters in Florida breaking and training horses for the race track. Ken was one of the founders of para-mutual wagering on Quarter Horses in the State of Michigan. He held the offices of President and Vice-President of the Branch County Saddle Club, President and Vice-President of the Michigan Quarter Horse Racing Association as well as a Board member for several years.  He belonged to the Coldwater Lions Club, Quincy Masonic Lodge and was an active parent of children in the Branch County 4-H Club.   Following retirement in 1993, they moved into Trail Tree Village, and as one of the first residents, became the Resident Managers, a position they continued until 2005. Ken enjoyed fishing and hunting, along with his first and most prominent love — the horses. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who could always make him smile.   Survivors include his wife Judy Smith, of Coldwater, daughter Cookie (Allen) Blatter of Homer and Candy (Mark) Bauder of Sherwood; grandchildren Jake (Jennifer) Blatter of Homer, Rindi (Gary) Hoaglin of Wayland, Cpl. Daniel (Jennifer) Blatter of Oceanside, Calif., Randy Martin and Mark Bauder, Jr. of Sherwood; great-grandsons Trevor and Trenton Hoaglin and Colton and Kane Blatter; sisters Yvonne (Gus) Wright of Coldwater, Orla (Don) Wiltse of Coldwater and Helen Watson of Hillsdale; brothers Fred (Sharon) Watson of Hillsdale and Dale (Jackie) Smith of Allen, and several nieces, nephews and special friends.   Ken was preceded in death by his only son Randy Smith, a beautiful granddaughter Nikki Blatter, parents Harry and Melvia Smith, and a second mom, Betty Smith, brothers Kendall Smith and Allen Watson and a very special uncle and aunt, Robert and Olive McDonald. Visitation is scheduled Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Angel Rojas officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy. Memorials are suggested to the Community Health Center of Branch County Hospice Services.  


 


 

LEO H. ARMSTRONG

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

ARMSTRONG, LEO H.; of Alpena, formerly of White Lake; July 16, 2010; age 85. 


 


 

LaVon "Bud" Brushaber

LaVon "Bud" Brushaber, 77, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010. 


 


 

Larry D. Ferrier Sr.

Monday, July 5, 2010 11:52 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Larry D. Ferrier Sr., 72, of Burr Oak, and formerly of Dowagiac, died at 12:46 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo after an illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Dowagiac, a son of the late Eugene and Hazel (Lilly)Ferrier Sr., and lived most of his life in the area. He is survived by nine children, Paula Menges of Burr Oak, Larry (Veronica) Ferrier Jr. of Dowagiac, James Ferrier Sr. ofGeorgia, Jane (Alan)Johnson of Burr Oak, George(Jody)Musall of Howe, Ind.., John (BonnieSherwood)Ferrier of Niles, Jay Musall of Mishawaka, Ind., Joseph Musall of Burr Oak and Jenny (Dean) Williams of Hamilton, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; eight sisters and brothers, Eugene Ferrier Jr. of California, Robert (Pearl)Ferrier of White Cloud, William Ferrier of Florida, Carl (Edna)Ferrier of Bitely, Melvin (Dorothy) Ferrier of Dowagiac, Barbara Zinn of Union, Raymond (Carol) Ferrier of Dowagiac, and Victor Ferrier of California and his ex-wife Ruth Lilly of Burr Oak. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores “Jean”Wade; and two brothers, Daniel Ferrier and Donald Ferrier. Larry worked as a general laborer for an iron and metal salvage yard. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Connelly Funeral Home inCassopolis. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Vickroy, pastor of Calvary Bible Church, Dowagiac. The family will receive friends for two hours before the service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Melvin Ferrier, 27930 Burmax Park, Dowagiac, MI 49047. Online condolences can be left at connellyfuneralhome@verizon.net.  


 


 

Laura E. Lauth

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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Laura V. Fahrner

Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:58 AM 

SOUTH RANGE, Wis. -- Laura V. Fahrner, 91, of Ironwood Township, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, in South Range. 


 


 

Lillian M. Swihart

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:01 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lillian M. Swihart, 78, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday morning, July 11, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucile (Berry) Walters. Lillian was a lifelong Sturgis-area resident and a graduate of Brighton High School in Brighton, Ind., with the class of 1950. On Oct. 5, 1952, she married Melvin K. Stukey. This marriage ended in divorce, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2008. On Nov. 8, 1975, she was united in marriage with Stewart D. Swihart Sr. in Sturgis. He died Aug. 29, 2009. She had been employed by the First National Bank in Sturgis from 1971 until her retirement in 1990. Prior to that she had been employed by J.C. Penney in Sturgis from 1948-1965. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis where she taught Sunday school from 1953-1963 and served as president of Lutherettes in 1963 and had also served as president of the Ladies Mission Circle. Lillian was always very active in the Sturgis community. Some of her involvements included holding the office of president with the Sturgis Band and Orchestra Parents Association in 1970, the Modern Mother’s Club, Sturgis Hospital Auxiliary 1994-1996, Sturgis Women’s Club, 1996-1998 and the Sturgis Hospital Medical Scholarship Guild. She served as treasurer of the Sturgis Hospital Medical Scholarship Guild and the Sturgis Women’s Club. She was a charter member of the Sturgis Hospital Popcorn Guild. Lillian was named Sturgis Citizen of the Year in 1998 and received the Sturgis Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds in 1995. Lillian was instrumental in the establishment of the Tree of Love at the Sturgis Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Christine (Duane) Gonser of Sturgis; a son, Jon (Cara Davis) Stukey of Sturgis; four grandchildren, April (Galen) Geigley, Andrew Mathews, Steven Mathews and Tori Stukey; three great-grandchildren, Carina Geigley, Cierra Geigley and Jonathan Mathews; a sister, Donna (Frank) Krontz of Sturgis; a brother, Clarence (Elaine) Walters of Quincy; a stepson, Stew (Donna) Swihart II of Howe, Ind.; three step-grandchildren, Scott Swihart, Steven (Lisa) Swihart and Cathy (Kurt) Stevens; longtime close and caring friend, Joyce Shinn of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Lillian M. Swihart will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Cary Grant of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Swihart’s memory consider the American Diabetes Association, 648 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 004, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11078 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Lillian Mary Martindale

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:48 AM 

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Lillian Wisdom Thornton

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:19 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lillian Wisdom Thornton, 93 years old, joined her beloved husband, Robert, on July 12, 2010, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1992. Lillian was the daughter of Will Henry and Donie Bradford Wisdom.  She was one of 11 children born to her parents, all of whom are deceased. Lillian was employed by Peerless Gear until her retirement in 1978. She was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church. One of Lillian’s greatest joys was making quilts for her children and grandchildren, all of which will be treasured for a lifetime. Lillian is survived by a daughter, Myra (Kevin) Goddard of Onsted; sons, William Jerry Thornton of Ann Arbor, Robert Larry (Carol) Thornton of Adrian; grandchildren, Kevin (Sheri) Alverson of California, Julie (Dale) Porterfield of Tipton and Jody (Randy) Coopshaw of Adrian; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Forrest, Kyle, Lindsey, Jacob and Alexis. In addition to her husband, Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers and sisters, a grandson, Bradley; and great-grandchild, Jesa. Visitation will occur at Anderson Funeral Home on Thursday, July 15, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian on Friday, July 16, 2010, at 11 a.m.   You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Daybreak Adult Day Services or Lenawee Medical Care Facility Green Gables Activity Fund. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Linda Wood Hoey June 14, 1943-July 15, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

Linda Wood Hoey, age 67, of Flat Rock, Michigan died on Thursday, July 15, 2010. 


 


 

Lois A. Fisher

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:10 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lois A. Fisher of Naples, Fla., formerly of Adrian, passed away at the age of 82, July 10, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adrian. The burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Lenawee Hills Cemetery. Lois was born on May 26, 1928, in Adrian, Mich. She was the daughter of Leo and Isabel Leonard. On July 26, 1947, she was married to Andrew Fisher in Toledo, Ohio. Lois spent much of her life providing children with a safe and caring environment while their parents worked. In addition to caring for children, Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Her greatest joy, though, was spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Lois was preceded in death by Andrew Fisher (husband); Carmen Fisher (daughter); Leo Leonard (father); Isabel Leonard (mother); Virginia Smith (sister); and Bernard Leonard (brother). Lois is survived by her children, Barry Fisher (son); Cindy (Fisher) (daughter) and husband Tom Curry; her siblings, Donald Leonard (brother) and Carol Benschoter (sister); her grandchildren, Lora (Fisher) and husband Mike Thornton, Carmen (Curry) and husband Tom VanAlstine, and Jaime (Curry) and husband Chris Nolan; and her great-grandchildren, Preston VanAlstine, Sage VanAlstine, Michael Thornton and Tyler Nolan.


 


 

Lois Fisher

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:10 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Lois Fisher, 82, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Adrian, went to be with the Lord July 10, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center.Funeral arrangements are pending.


 


 

Lois Jordan

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:17 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lois Jordan, age 95 of Lansing, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Grandhaven Living Center, Lansing, with her loving family at her bedside. She was born in Livingston, Tenn., on July 19, 1914, the daughter of Sidney and Sallie (Clark) Harward. She was united in marriage with Truman Jordan on Jan. 5, 1936, in Livingston, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1996. Lois moved to Lansing from Clinton in 1992. She attended the Lansing Trinity Methodist Church and was a member of the Lansing Area Patchers, and a former member of Adrian Quilt Guild. Lois lived on a farm near Macon, Mich., for many years where she raised chickens and sold their eggs. Lois is survived by a daughter, Lenora (Gene) Rathbun of Lansing; a son, Truman H. (Linda) Jordan of Mt. Vernon, Iowa; six grandchildren, Cindy (Dirk) Case, Paul (Brenda) Rathbun, Jim (Rachel) Rathbun, Jenny (Eric Wood) Jordan, Jackie (Andy) Morrical and Joy (Mark Johnson) Jordan; 12 great-grandchildren, Joshua (Natalie) Case, Amanda Case, Ben, Sam, Allyssa, James, Shalyn and Jeremiah Rathbun; Sam and Emma Jordan-Wood, and Matt and Mandie Morrical. In addition to her husband, Truman, Lois was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes, 313 W. Pottawatamie St. Tecumseh. The Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Macon United Methodist Church, 11964 Macon Highway, Clinton, with the Rev. Lance Ness officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 12 noon until service time. Interment will follow at Macon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macon United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerhomes.com. 


 


 

Loretta E. (Lorraine) Daniel, 90

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:21 AM 

Loretta E. (Lorraine) Daniel, 90, of Petoskey, died July 9, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.


 


 

Louis C. Costanzo

Louis C. Costanzo, 69, formerly of Ludington, died July 8 while travelling to his new home in Wisconsin. Louis had retired when he and Barbara moved to Ludington. Classical music was his passion and h... 


 


 

Louise M. Nickoll

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Luzma Gomez Robbins, 71

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:54 AM 

Luzma Gomez Robbins, 71, of Mackinaw City, passed away July 9, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Private family services took place.


 


 

Lynn D. Freiger

Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:22 AM 

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MARION M. HERTZSCH

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

Additional information has been given for Marion M. Hertzsch, 88, of Monroe who died Thursday.


 


 

Margaret F. Thiele

Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:37 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Margaret (Marge) Frances Thiele, age 90, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital. She was born July 14, 1919, in Chicago, a daughter of the late Anthony L. and Margaret (Miller) Schuster. Marge started her career in Chicago, working as a secretary in an advertising agency. There, she met Frederic W. Thiele Sr. They were married in 1941. During the early 1940s she was stationed with her husband on U.S. Army assignments in St. Louis, Seattle, Yokohama, Japan, and Fort Sheridan, Ill.  In 1942, they made Brookside Farm, Colon, their permanent home. In 1984, Marge moved to Sturgis. While living in Colon, she was an active member of the Colon Garden Club, the Colon library board, local school PTA’s, and was a founding member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church. Marge enjoyed gatherings, gardening, oil painting, traveling and volunteer work for her church, the St. Joseph County Council on Aging and the Pregnancy Crisis Line. While a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church for the past 25 years, she had been very active in the altar society, Holy Angels Seniors and prayer circles. She enjoyed 20 years of traveling that took her all over the world: Israel, Russia, Egypt, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ireland and all throughout the British Isles.  Her painting also brought her much joy. She not only painted, but also attended many art classes, and exhibited her art in shows at the Sturges Young Auditorium. She was married to Frederic William Thiele Sr. for 34 years. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1975. Surviving Marge are her children, Carolyn (Kenneth) Hall of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Anne (Richard) Messner of Sturgis; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Jane (Thiele) Pinder of Conifer, Colo.; a goddaughter, Margaret (George) Dinklenburg of Libertyville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Mark) Knudsen of Rockport, Mass., Stephanie (Benjamin) Bolton of Sautee, Ga., Anthony (Kate) Messner of Sturgis, Frederic (Brianne) Thiele of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Michael Pinder of Conifer; great-grandchildren Kai and Masha Knudsen, Adelyn, Clayton, and Aubrey Bolton, and Aiden and Giselle Thiele. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Frederic William Thiele Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Victor and Ida Thiele; and three sisters, Dolores (LeRoy) Scheffner, Lucille Schuster and Rosemary Schuster. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.   A Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Margaret F. Thiele will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis, with the Rev. Father Richard Altine, celebrant. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Edwards Catholic Cemetery in Mendon.   The family suggests memorial donations be directed to Holy Angels Catholic Church or St. Edwards Catholic Cemetery Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


 


 

Margaret M. 'Marge' Kuklenski

Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:57 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Margaret M. "Marge" Kuklenski, 89, of Ironwood, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in Ironwood. 


 


 

Margaret M. (Gillett) ZurHorst

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:40 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

  Margaret M. (Gillett) ZurHorst, age 92, of Onaway, died at Tendercare Health Center in Rogers City on June 30, 2010. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home. 


 


 

Marian Lundy, 79

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:25 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marian Lundy, age 79, of Holland went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 10, 2010. She passed away after a short and very courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family. Marian was born in Holland to Henry and Josie Tubergan.  She attended Holland High School and later married Jack Lundy, her husband of 56 years. She was a long time member of Harderwyk Church where they raised their family. She retired from Russ’ Restaurants to spend more time with her family and time at their vacation home in East Jordan. She was preceded in death by her sisters Janet, Evelyn, Ethel and Esther. She is survived by her husband Jack and children: Lon and Kathy Lundy, Dan and Leonie Lundy, Deb and Von Hardy all of Holland and   Lisa and Joel Knoper of Fennville; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; Brothers and sister: Leonard Tubergan, Laura Essenburg,  Raymond and Alma Tubergan, Marvin and Doris Tubergan, Henry and Oma Tubergan and Dwayne and Eleanor Tubergan; Brothers- and sisters-in-law: Luella and Ron Bareman, Theda Lundy and Becky Sue Lundy-Climer and many nephews nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Harderwyk Ministries, 1627 West Lakewood Blvd in Holland. Reverend Heidi DeJonge will be officiating. Burial will be in Lakeshore Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8PM at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St. in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. An online registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.


 


 

Marie Howe

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Marie Howe, 90, of Cheboygan, passed away May 22, 2010. A memorial luncheon will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee. 


 


 

Marie M. Silvassy July 13, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:41 AM 

Marie M. Silvassy, age 94, died July 13, 2010. 


 


 

Marilyn E. Cary, 82

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:22 AM 

Marilyn E. Cary, 82, of Central Lake, died July 10, 2010, at Eastport Village Care AFC. 


 


 

Marilyn Stone Marco, 86

Friday, July 9, 2010 10:17 AM 

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Great-grandmother. Friend. Marilyn Stone Marco, 86 years old, passed from this life to eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ on June 30, 2010, with her family at her side in Scottsdale, Ariz. 


 


 

Marion Cummings

Monday, July 5, 2010 7:21 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marion Cummings, 85, of Topinabee, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 5, at the Berean B ible Church in Topinabee. Pastor David Gearhart and Ray Hoff will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the church following the ser ice. Marion was born June 13, 1925 in Chicago. Seh was the daughter of John and Effie (Huizenga) DeJong. Marion grew up in Chicago and graduated from Parker High School. After graduationg she went to work with tthe Foott Brothers, a factory producing material to support World War Two. On July 28, 1945 she married Richard E. Cummings in Chicago where the couple made their home and raised their family. Marion was employsed as a Home Health Aid for many years. In November 1994, Marion and Richard moved to Topinabee where they have been since. Marion loved to cook. She enjoyed music being surrounded by her family. She attended the Berean Bible Church and CURVES. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Barbara (Ray) Hoff of Topinabee, James (Lori) Cummings of Topinabee, Kathleen Clancy of Tompinabee; seven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, John DeJong of Topinabee; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her grandson Richard Hoff, and her sisters Dorothy Ray and Annabelle Berndt. Contributions in Marion's memory are suggested to a charity of choice. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. To leave a condolence, please visit www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.


 


 

Marion M. Hertzsch Aug. 26, 1921–July 15, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:31 AM 

Marion M. Hertzsch, 88, of Monroe died at 10:12 a.m. Thursday at the University of Toledo Medical Center. 


 


 

Marjorie Hill

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:12 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marjorie Hill passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center. Services pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. 


 


 

Marlene Ann Geno

Marlene Ann Geno, 72, passed away at home, July 4, 2010. She was born July 30, 1937 in Detroit to the late John and Mary (Zubel) Obeginski. 


 


 

Marvin Junior Mason "Mase"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

  Mase, a 1960 graduate of Onaway High School, worked for the Michigan State Department of Highway and for Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in the maintenance department. His passion and talent for fishing took him to Grand Marais in the summers and his winters were spent in Tower carving and painting decoys, which are admired by many. His kind heart and generosity will be missed by all. Mase is survived by his four children, Beth (Brian) Flynn, Edward (Barb) Mason, Lynda (Al) Hererra and Patrick (Sharla) Mason. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Sam, Nick, Shelby, Faith, Katie and Scarlett. He will be sadly missed by his dear companion, Tess Burfield, and his close friend and cousin, Lawrence Veihl. Mase also leaves behind aunts, uncles and many cousins. His parents, Gladys and Marvin Mason, precede him in death. Marvin Junior Mason “Mase”, age 68, of Tower, died at home on July 2, 2010. He was born on July 12, 1941 in Petoskey, the son of Marvin and Gladys (Martin) Mason. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday July 18, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tower Community Hall. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Straits. Send an on-line condolence to the family of Marvin “Mase” Mason at www.chagnonfh.com


 


 

Marvin Lokers, 84

Friday, July 9, 2010 9:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marvin Lokers, age 84, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, July 9, 2010, at Hospice House of Holland. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Lokers. He was a life-long member of First Christian Reformed Church.  Marve retired from Bay Haven Marina and volunteered for many years at Forgotten Man Ministries. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret (nee Wagenmaker); children, Larry and Susan Lokers of Drenthe, Linda and David Keen of Zeeland, Sally and Thomas Grunst of Holland, Dan and Colleen Lokers of Rockford; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister and brothers, Mildred Vander Hill of Zeeland, Howard Lokers of Holland, Elmer and Marilyn Lokers of Hersey. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010 at First Christian Reformed Church with  Reverend Bernard Mulder officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at  Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.  Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland or Zeeland Christian School. An online registry is available at www.yntemafh.com.  


 


 

Mary E. Goggin

Mary E. Goggin Lansing Passed away July 15, 2010 at the age of 84. Mary was born November 28, 1925 to George and Helen Harrell. Formerly a certified Nurses Aid at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility, Mary was a lifelong Lansing Foster Park area resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley in 1994 after 50 years of marriage; grandson, Johnney in 1994; and 8 siblings. Surviving are her children: Sukie Cooper (Rick Many), Tootie Eitniear, Charles Earl (Kathy) Goggin, J. Michael Goggin; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010 at noon at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. with graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at Garfield Twp. Cemetery, Lake Station, MI. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 18th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice, to whom the family extends their most sincere thanks for their tremendous care of Mary, at 2675 S. Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813. On line condolences may be sent to


 


 

Mary Etta Whaley

Monday, July 5, 2010 7:37 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary Etta Whaley, 81, lifelong resident of Millersburg, passed away July 4, 2010 at Tendercare Health Center in Rogers City. Whaley was born August 18, 1928 in Onaway, Mich., the daughter of Herbert and Pearl (Whittaker) Stock. She was married to Homer Whaley on November 5, 1947 in Onaway. Mary Etta was a homemaker and farmer. She also worked outside of the home for Circuit Control and High-Q until 1990, when she retired. Her hobbies included fishing, gardening, sewing and horseback riding. She was an animal lover. She also enjoyed being a 4-H leader for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Lois (Donald) Crooks of Millersburg, Mary (Gary) Sias of Cheboygan, Betty (Larry) LaFave of Onaway and Missouri and Arlene Susan (Victor) Garms of Ocqueoc; a son, Elmer (Sandy) Whaley of Rogers City; 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; her brothers, Herbert Stock Jr. of Millersburg and Sam Stock of New Mexico; and her sisters, Lois (Bruce) Price of Onaway and Minnie (Jim) Wilkinson of Onaway. Preceding Mary Etta in death are her husband, Homer (December 1998); sisters, Louise McGrath, Betty Stock and Ruth Ellenberger; brother, Bill Stock; parents, Herbert and Pearl Stock; and step-mother, Minie Stock. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 6, 2010 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Chagnon Funeral Home. Elder Jim Morgan will officiate. Her final resting place will be the Riverside Cemetery in Millersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Mary Etta Whaley. Send an on-line condolence to the family of Mary Etta Whaley at www.chagnonfh.com


 


 

Mary Jo Hayden

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:48 AM 

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Mary Rose Grant

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Mary Virginia Watson, 85

Monday, July 12, 2010 10:09 AM 

Mary Virginia Watson, 85, of Petoskey, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at home. 


 


 

Mattie L. Cooper

Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:30 AM 

Feb. 20, 1917 - July 15, 2010 Mattie Cooper, 93, of Mt. Pleasant, and formerly of Sarasota, FL, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Central Michigan Community Hospital with her family by her side. 


 


 

Max Inman, 69

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

Max Inman, 69, of Holland, died July 5, 2010, in Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. www.lifestorynet.com


 


 

Maynard J. Edson

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Maynard J.Edson, 82, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at ThreeRivers Health, following a short illness He was born Feb. 20, 1928, in LaGrange County, Ind., a son of Myrle J. and Lela Fae (Mock) Edson. He had been a resident of Fish Lake and White Pigeon all of his life. He was a 1946 graduate of Scott High School. On Oct. 15, 1950, he marriedMarilyn Stubig at White Pigeon UnitedMethodist Church. He retired from construction sales and service in White Pigeon after 42 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Edson, of White Pigeon; a daughter, Judy Oxender of Constantine; a son, Monte Edson of White Pigeon; a grandson, Matthew Oxender of Shipshewana, Ind.; a great-grandson, Nicholas Oxender; two sisters, Susan (Robert)Hill of Sturgis and Linda (Richard)Troyer of WhitePigeon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Diana Aulbach and Patricia Kalb. Visitation will take place 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wilbur Brandli officiating. Burial will follow in WhitePigeon Township Cemetery.


 


 

Melissa Vander Berg, 40

Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Melissa L. Vander Berg, 40, of Holland, died at her home on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Ridge Point Community Church, 340 104th Ave., Holland (please use door C). Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St., Holland. 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.


 


 

Michael D. Spencer

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Michael Joseph Gardner, 65

Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:27 AM 

Former Petoskey resident Michael Joseph Gardner, 65, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away July 12, 2010, in Tennessee.


 


 

Michael Toth

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:31 PM 

Michael Toth Michael Toth, a resident of Harrison Township for 52 years, died July 16, 2010, in Mount Clemens. He was born December 20, 1923 in Detroit, Mich. He was employed by Chrysler as a die designer and belonged to St. Louis Church. Survived by his wife of 62 1/2 years, Margaret. Children, Mary (Peter) LeTourneau, Michael Toth, Roseann King, Patricia (Stephen) Toth, Christine (Jerry) Kempisty. Grandchildren, Peter, Alexander, Yvonne, Katie, Kristie, Jennifer, Samantha, Jessica, Christopher, Andrew, Ian and Hannah. Great-grandchildren, Sarah, Alyssa, Wyatt, Joshua, Kayla, Madison, Chase, Lucas and Zachary. Sisters, Anna (Edward) Siedzik and Gizella (David) Coutts; sister-in-law, Margaret Toth. Predeceased by Michael Toth's brother, Paul Toth. Visitation Sunday, 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at The Wm. R. Hamilton Co. - Mount Clemens. Funeral on July 19, 2010, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Mount Clemens. Viewing at church at 9:30 a.m., Mass at 10 a.m. Officiated by Fr. Lawrence Pettke. Donations to St. Vincent de Paul or charity of your choice. For information www.wmrhamilton.com.


 


 

Mildred Bastien July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:31 AM

Mildred Bastien, 81, of Monroe died at 2:40 this morning at Medilodge of Monroe. 


 


 

Mildred E. Meyer

Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:30 AM 

Mildred was born Mildred Elizabeth Kauffman in Wayland, Iowa on December 17, 1905 and went to rest with the Lord on July 11, 2010. She was the third child of William M. Kauffman and Suzanne (Nafziger) Kauffman in a family of seven children. Her parents, brothers and sisters all preceded her in death. She lived her entire life within a radius of five miles from Wayland. She attended Wayland High School but had to leave school after her sophomore year when her mother became ill. As the oldest daughter she took on the responsibilities of woman of the house in her families farming operation.


 


 

Nancy A. Mullen

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:48 AM 

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Nellie L. McCarty July 17, 1930-July 13, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:46 AM 

Nellie L. McCarty, 79, of Monroe died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in her home surrounded by her family. She had been in poor health for the last year.


 


 

Nellie M. Holborn, 87

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:49 AM 

A memorial service for Nellie M. Holborn, 87, of Charlevoix, will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Brookside Cemetery in Charlevoix. The Rev. David Behling will officiate.


 


 

Nichole Jean Gregoire

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:19 AM 

DULUTH, Minn. -- Nichole Jean Gregoire, 37, of Mason, Wis., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. 


 


 

Nolan Thomas Smallwood Jan. 17 1954-July 13, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:47 AM 

Nolan Thomas Smallwood, 56, of Kodak, Tenn., formerly of Monroe, died at 1 a.m. July 13, 2010 at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn.


 


 

Obituary: Bessie M. Sharp

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:59 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Bessie M. Sharp, 94, of Montgomery, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  She was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Williams County, Ohio, the daughter of Alva and Corda (Mocherman) Traxler.  Bessie was a devoted homemaker and loved flowers. On Feb. 12, 1935, she married Melvin Sharp and he preceded her in death in 2007. She is survived by her three daughters, Bonnie (Robert) Holloway, of Reading, Jane Neeley, of Montgomery, and Vickie Lou McNeal, of Ohio; two sons, Larry Sharp, of Montgomery and Danny (Vicki) Sharp, of Angola Ind.; a sister, Mary (David) Horney, of East Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Richard (Helen) Traxler, of Camden, and Donald (Patricia) Traxler, of Montgomery; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Gerald, and two infant children, Marvin and Sara, and numerous brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the George White Funeral Home in Reading. Interment will follow in Camden Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.     


 


 

Obituary: Cecil Ellenwood

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Cecil Ellenwood, age 84 of Hudson, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.   


 


 

Obituary: Dominique M. (Saunders) Roberts

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:27 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Dominique Marie (Saunders) Roberts, 6-day-old infant daughter of Casey M. Saunders and Michael J. Roberts, of Quincy, precious angel, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at Motts Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.  She was born June 29, 2010 in Battle Creek. In addition to her parents, she is also survived by one sister, Amber Zabonick of Quincy; one brother, Travis Newton of Quincy; maternal grandparents, Patricia (Daniel) Gilbert of Quincy and Scott (Shelly) Saunders of Quincy; maternal great-grandparents, Charlene (Ralph) Burch of New Port Richey, Fla. and Carol (Lewis) Saunders of Quincy and paternal grandmother, Carolyn Roberts of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Carl T. Travis and James Roberts. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy.  Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Frank Snyder officiating.  Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy.   Memorials to the family would be appreciated.  


 


 

Obituary: Edith M. Bernath

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Edith M. Bernath, 100, longtime Reading resident, passed away Wednesday July 14, 2010, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  She was born in Amboy Township on Nov. 21, 1909, to William R. and Minnie E. (Haughey) Carothers.  Edith loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening and canning her produce.  She also helped others by taking in laundry and ironing. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Clifford Wells in 1941, and Harold Bernath in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Mary J. Blythe, Reading and Dorotha M. Jenkins, Florida; a stepdaughter, Delores (Frank) Preston, Hillsdale; a son, Wesley (Betty) Wells, Coldwater; stepdaughter-in-law, Lenore Bernath, Marshall; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and her foster granddaughter, Lois Benjamin. She was also preceded in death by a son, Marlin Wells, stepson, Douglas Bernath, two grandchildren, four brothers and six sisters. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with the Rev. Alan Fenstermaker officiating.  Interment will follow in Knauss Cemetery, Kinderhook. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Reading City Park are suggested.  


 


 

Obituary: Estelle M. Andenoro

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:13 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Estelle M. Andenoro, 83, of Allen (formerly of Lakewood, Ohio), passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Laurels of Coldwater. She was born Nov. 18, 1926 in Wheeling, W. Va. to Charles and Elizabeth (Mitchum) Hieronimus. She enjoyed casino games and playing bingo. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Cisco of Allen and Margaret Milligan of Ohio;  two sons, Sam Andenoro of Ohio and Guy Andenoro of Texas and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband (Guy Thomas Andenoro), and three grandchildren (Tracy Milligan, Michael Milligan, and Pvt.2 Guy Bremmer). At her request, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Diocese of Cleveland.  Memorials to the family would be appreciated. Arrangements by George White Funeral Home.


 


 

Obituary: Frank E. Baker

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Frank E. Baker, 75, of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Allegiance Health in Jackson. He was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Detroit to Frank James and Ruth Catherine (Mowery) Baker. Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman and he truly loved the outdoors. He also spent time refinishing antiques.  For the last 20 years, Frank was a landscaper at a private estate in Utica, Mich., on which he developed and maintained a small exclusive golf course. Surviving are two siblings, Elsie Westlake of Brooklyn and James (Rena) Baker of Hillsdale, along with nine nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Vivian Brigle and Helen Moore, and a niece. Graveside memorial services for Frank Baker will be 3 p.m.Wednesday, at the King Lake Cemetery in Hillsdale with Pastor Robert Harvey officiating. There will be no visitation or calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Obituary: Genevieve M. Smoke

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 11:36 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Genevieve M. Smoke, 88, of Hudson passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Dearborn to Fred and Sophia (Felhauer) Waldecker. She married Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Smoke on Aug. 14, 1954, in Angola, Ind. and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2000. Genevieve was a lifelong Hillsdale County and Lenawee County area resident. She enjoyed cooking and family gatherings. Surviving Genevieve are four children, Barbara Zmich of Chicago, Galen (Lana) Smoke and Darlene (Jack) Elliott, all of Hudson, and Deborah Hephner of North Adams and one brother, William (Darlene) Waldecker of Hillsdale. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Dorothy Fredrick; brother, Fred Waldecker; granddaughter, Amanda Yeider and son-in-law, John Hephner. Funeral services for Genevieve will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Matthew SeGraves officiating.Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.


 


 

Obituary: Genevieve Smoke

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:14 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Genevieve Smoke, 88, died July 12, 2010, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. She was born Nov. 15, 1921. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. A full obituary will folllow.


 


 

Obituary: Geraldine M. Jones

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:24 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Geraldine Marie Jones of Jonesville passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born Sept. 20, 1938 in Detroit. She was the beloved wife of Raymond Jones for 52 years; and the loving mother of her sons, Dennis Jones and Jeffery Jones and her daughter Karen Johnson. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Geraldine Marie Jones will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Ioane Sigarara officiating.   Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605


 


 

Obituary: Henrietta A.Porter

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:28 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Henrietta Ann Porter of Jonesville, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born April 20, 1938 in Detroit, the daughter of Michal and Stephanie (Yargus) Gacek. She is survived by one daughter, Angela (Wayne) Rose of Jonesville; three grandchildren, Mikey (Nicole) Rose of Jackson, Matthew Rose of Jonesville and Megan Rose of Jonesville; four great-grandchildren, Ariana, Kennedy and Trevor Kilpatrick and Michael Horton Ill.; four sisters, Geraldine (Mike) Kelsch of Farmington Hills, Bernadette Paes of Arizona, Stephanie (Bill) Mullen of New Boston and Roxanne (Chris) Stadtfeld of Erie and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Edward Hayes. Mrs. Porter was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Jonesville and she retired from Klein Tools after over 30 years of service. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Henrietta Ann Porter will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Ioane Sigarara officiating. Interment will take place in the Mosherville Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale with a vigil service to begin at 6 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society.   Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605


 


 

Obituary: Jaxon S. Little

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Jaxon Shad Little, infant son of Shad Michael and Danyelle L. Little, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center, Adrian. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Ryan Bohlke of Adrian and Jude Little of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister, Jensen Bohlke of Adrian; aunts, Shawn Dee Hartless of San Diego, Calif., Nikki (Jay) Larimer of Osseo, and Shana (Kenny) Monk of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandparents, Garry Little of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Constance and Bruce Merritt of Diamondale; his godfather, Richard Trisby; a godbrother, Carrington Trisby and eight cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Peggy Rager and four grandfathers, Dean Peters, LaVerne Little, Pete Barnard and Hadley Stone. Funeral services for Jaxon will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will be from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Cremation will follow the service. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.


 


 

Obituary: John G. Kasotis

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:26 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John George Kasotis, 59, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Laurels of Coldwater.  He was born Jan. 12, 1951 in Detroit to George and Lillian (Meyerhoefer) Kasotis. John was a jewelry designer and creator, and a former Ford Motor Company employee. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan. Surviving is a son, Matthew J. Kasotis of Jonesville; a sister, Diane (Randie) Rickert of Brooksville, Fla.; a nephew, Val Rickert of Brooksville, Fla.; an aunt and uncle, James (Dorothy) Plakas of Garden City; and several cousins. A private family service for John G. Kasotis will take place at a later date. There will be no visitation or calling hours at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home, Jonesville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Special Olympics, Area 29, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Obituary: Keith E. Roberts

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:19 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Keith Edward Roberts, 75, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, surrounded by family and friends at Drews Place Village Green in Hillsdale. He was born July 22, 1934, in Angola, Ind., to Edward and Harriett Roberts, who preceded him in death along with one sister, Ruth Batterson of Coldwater. He was married Nov. 26, 1960, to Jane C. Crider of Chicago and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2009, after nearly 49 years of marriage. Surviving are two daughters, Renae (Tom) Stritzinger of Grand Rapids and Amy (Chris) Fast of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Abigail, and Madeline Stritzinger and Bennett and Ridley Fast. Also surviving is one sister, Pearl “Puckie” Luck of Ionia. Keith grew up in Dearborn Heights and Coldwater, where he graduated from St. Charles Catholic High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Tri-State University in 1960 after serving two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as an agent for AAA Insurance in Hillsdale until 1978 when he purchased the Thompson-Roberts Agency in Jonesville. He owned and operated the agency until his retirement in 2001. An avid golfer, boater, and gardener, Keith was also an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale for almost 50 years. He enjoyed annual weekends at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills. Along with his wife, he volunteered his time to historical building restoration projects and other community services. He also served as president of the Hillsdale Lions Club. A mass of Christian burial for Keith Edward Roberts will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9 with Fr. Thomas Butler officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. A memorial visitation honoring both Keith and Jane Roberts will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 at VanHorn Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Church or the Jonesville District Library. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Obituary: Keith Edward Roberts

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:32 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Keith Edward Roberts, 75, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, surrounded by family and friends at Drews Place Village Green in Hillsdale.  He was born July 22, 1934 in Angola, Ind. Funeral arrangements for Keith Roberts are pending at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville.


 


 

Obituary: Kevin Taylor

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Kevin Taylor, 40, of Grayling and formerly of Ypsilanti, passed away on Tuesday July 13, 2010, in Grayling. Kevin was born in Hillsdale on March 31, 1970, to the late Lester Taylor and Laura (Werne) Love. Survived by his mother, Laura (Steven) Love  of Grayling; brother, Greg (Jackie Howard) Taylor of Maryland; grandmother, Eunice Taylor of Hillsdale. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home, Hillsdale. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Father Paul Ruddy officiating. Interment will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling in cooperation of Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale.  


 


 

Obituary: Leota M. Grubbs

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 11:35 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Our loving mother, Leota M. Grubbs, 84, of near Hillsdale, went to be with her Lord early Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Hillsdale Community Health Center, Hillsdale, following an illness. Born May 19, 1926, near Montpelier, Ohio, to Leona Irene Humbarger and Oliver Delbert Stantz, she was married to Carl V. Grubbs, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1971. A homemaker, Leota had been a Hillsdale County resident most of her adult life and is survived by her companion of 39 years, Frank Niner; two sons, William Ray (Dee) Grubbs, Cambridge, and Carlos Ray (Linda) Grubbs, Hillsdale; three daughters, Patricia Ann (Leo) Bernath, Montpelier, Bonnie Sue (Marlowe) Eidenier, Camden, and Sharon Kay (Rick) Hill Jr., Osseo; 17 grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Stantz, Montpelier; and one sister, Lois (Paul) Clark, Bryan, Ohio. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Maurice and Cleo Stantz and one sister, Viola Rummel. There will be no visitation, and private family services will be held. Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice. Arrangements are by Wilson – Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier, Ohio.  


 


 

Obituary: Lilah M. Girdham

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:10 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Lilah M. Girdham, 87, lifelong Cambria Township resident, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born March 6, 1923, in Cambria Township, to Clarence and Carrie (Kuhn) Denney. Lilah attended Cambria Baptist Church. On Feb. 22, 1944, she married Thomas Girdham and he preceded her in death in 2002. Survivors include two daughters Patricia (William) Ekins, Hudson and Rita (Dallas) Sellers, Hillsdale; three sons, Roger (Carol Sheely) Girdham, Litchfield, Daniel (Ruth) Girdham, Reading and Donald (Dawn) Girdham, Hillsdale; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and son-in-law (Nelson Rogers). Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the George White Funeral Home, Reading, with the Rev. Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment will follow in Cambria Cemetery No. 2. Visitation is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Hillsdale County.


 


 

Obituary: Sally Lynn Wright

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:12 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Sally Lynn Wright, 57, of Jonesville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Oct. 28, 1952 in Hillsdale, to Enos and Maurine (Cronk) Todd. She was married Sept. 21, 1974, to Gerald “Jerry” Wright and he survives. Sally was a former employee of Jonesville Products and Klein Tool. She was a graduate of Quincy High School in 1970. Sally was an avid walker, enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. Sally was a “Comet fan” and she attended as many sporting events as possible. Whenever you came into contact with Sally, you could count on her having a smile on her face and being happy. Surviving, besides her husband Jerry, are five children, Kelly (Jason) Elder, Kammy (K.C.) Ladd, Kirk (Julie) Wright, Kristy (Jamie) Smith and Katy Wright; eight grandchildren, Warrick Elder, Shauna, Sterling and Sedric Ladd, Brady and Ariana Wright, Devlin and newborn baby Smith; eight sisters, Nancy (Richard) Horn of Litchfield, Betty Majewski of Allen, Geraldine Jeffery, Dorothy (Kenneth) Frick, Donna (Duane) Barnett, Susan (Paul) Shilling and Linda (Larry) Kriser, all of Quincy and Bonnie (C. Dale) Conant of Venice, Florida; two brothers, Gerald Todd of North Adams and Donald (Linda) Todd of Coldwater; mother-in-law, Agnes Wright of Hudson; there are also many nieces and nephews surviving. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Phyllis Stickney. Funeral services for Sally Wright will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17 at Jonesville High School with Pastor Craig Pahl officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville. The family will receive friends for visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Eagle Funeral Home In Jonesville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jonesville High School or the American Red Cross. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhome.com.  


 


 

Obituary: Thelma L. Johnson

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Thelma L. Johnson, 86, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 10, 2010. Thelma was born to Elmer and Cora Lampman, just east of Quincy on Maple Hill Farm. She graduated from Bronson High School in 1941. She is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, the Rev. Donald J. Johnson; sons, Terry (Dona) Johnson, LaPorte, Ind. and Gary (Jan) Johnson, Parma; daughters, Judy (Ron) Mueller, Hillsdale and Jan Johnson, Concord; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Shelba Jean Buehrer, Coldwater and brother, Floyd Lampman of Quincy. She was preceded in death by a son, Rick Johnson; sister, Ora Gallop and brothers, Pete and John Lampman. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vandercook Lake Baptist Church, 703 E. McDevitt, Jackson, with the Rev. Kyle Vegeter and the Rev. Donald J. Johnson officiating. Family will received friends for visitation at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and again at the church at 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. She will be laid to rest in Spring Arbor Cemetery. Those who wish, may make contributions in her honor to the Vandercook Lake Baptist Church. Arrangements by Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home, 1806 E. Michigan, Jackson.  


 


 

Obituary: William E. Church

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

William E. Church, 93,  Lake LeAnn, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his home. He was born on May 7, 1917 in Highland Park to Joseph B. and Mary K (Mott) Church. He married Valentine K. Kamke on Feb. 22, 1946, in Highland Park, and she preceded him in death on May 16, 1997. Bill was raised in Highland Park, before moving to Lake LeAnn in  1982. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1935.  He was employed at the former Heidrick Tool & Die Company in Oak Park, retiring on May 7, 1982.  Bill and his wife enjoyed driving around the area.  He also enjoyed tinkering around the house. Bill was known as “Two Socks”  as he always wore two different color socks all his life. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia A. Swanson of Lake LeAnn, two grandsons, Charles E. (Mila) Swanson of Jacksonville, N.C., Greg E. (Julie) Swanson of Royal Oak, five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tara, Tessa, Stephanie and Patrick.  He was preceded in death by one brother,  Joseph G. (Daisy) Church, one sister, Mary K. (Ron) Vigus, one niece, Carolann and nephew, David. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, with Pastor David Cornwell officiating.  Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  Private burial will take place in Aldrich-West Cemetery, Somerset Township.   Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at: www.brownvanhemert.com


 


 

Olive McDonald

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Olive McDonald, 90, of Edgerton, Ohio (longtime resident of Quincy and Coldwater), passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Parkview Nursing Home in Edgerton, Ohio. Born Oct. 22, 1919 in Julesburg, Colo., she was the daughter of Guy and Bessie (McKellips)Smith. Olive was a devoted farm wife and partner on the family farm. She enjoyed gardening and working crossword puzzles. On Oct. 24, 1939, she married Robert McDonald and he preceded her in death in 2004. Survivors include daughter Sharon (Arnold) Hoffman of St. Louis, Mo., son LaVerne “Bub” (Linda) McDonald of Edgerton, Ohio, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers Carroll and Harry Smith and grandson Michael. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Lakeview Cemetery, Quincy, with the Reverend Arnold Hoffman officiating. Olive’s family will greet friends and relatives from 10-11 a.m. at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County. Arrangements by George White Funeral Home, Quincy.


 


 

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Friday, July 16, 2010 10:31 PM 

Other death Martin Jagoda, 83, of Lenox, Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond 


 


 

Patricia L. St. Amour

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Patricia L. St. Amour, age 68, of Cheboygan, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010. She was born April 14, 1942 in Pontiac to Clarence and Margaret (Morrow) Hudak. In 1962, Patricia married William K. St. Amour, who preceded her in death in 2000. Patricia was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Huron Street Tabernacle. She was an avid baker, having won first place in an apple pie baking contest and had baked all of her children’s wedding cakes. She enjoyed taking walks and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her six children, Jomarie (Ron Blaskowski) St. Amour, Kurt St. Amour, William (Penny) St. Amour, Therese (Kenneth) Warner, all of Cheboygan, Andrew (Holly) St. Amour of Wolverine and Alys-Marie Wilkinson of Cheboygan; one sister, Anna-Marie (David) McCormick of Cheboygan; two brothers, Russell (Dorothy) Hudak of Cheboygan and Joe (Ruth) Hudak of Detour; 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, William, Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Theresa Brasseur; and one brother, Eddie Hudak. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Beaugrand Township Hall with Pastor Sam Agee officiating. Memorial contributions in Patricia’s name may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Those wishing to share memories and condolences of Patricia are invited to sign an online register book at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com. Nordman Funeral Home is caring for the family.


 


 

Patrick John Cunningham June 1, 1949-July 11, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:47 AM 

Patrick J. Cunningham, 61, of Monroe died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday at his home; he had been in poor health for several years. 


 


 

Paula Kay (Wurmlinger) Byrne

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:51 AM 

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Phyllis J. Salisbury *

83, of Lansing, retired Motor Wheel employee, died Friday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.


 


 

Phyllis O'Bryant *

77, of Perry, died July 8. Services 2 p.m. Sunday at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry. 


 


 

Phyllis Schutten, 80

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:27 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Phyllis Schutten, 80, of Holland, died very unexpectedly on Thursday, July 8, 2010.   She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John, children: Gary and Susan Schutten, Mary Schutten, Jylene and Jeff Diekema, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Services are 1:30 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road, Holland. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St., Holland. Burial in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to Christ Memorial Church Choir or Calvin College. www.langelandsterenberg.com


 


 

RICHARD "DICK" MILLION BURKE, SR.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM

BURKE, RICHARD "DICK" MILLION, SR.; July 15, 2010; age 81 of Bloomfield Hills. 


 


 

ROBERT B. CHEWNING

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:31 AM 

CHEWNING, ROBERT B. "Buck"; of West Bloomfield; July 14, 2010; age 63. 


 


 

Ralph H. 'Pat' Brownell

Thursday, July 15, 2010 2:01 AM 

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. -- Ralph H. "Pat" Brownell, 79 of Watersmeet, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iron Mountain.


 


 

Raymond John Ruhlman

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:56 AM 

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Regina Ehnis, 43

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:54 PM 

Regina Ehnis, 43, of Sheridan, Wyo., died Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Billings Clinic, Billings, Mont., after a short battle with lung cancer.


 


 

Richard I. Thurow Jr.

• Richard I. Thurow Jr., 66, of Knoxville, Tennessee died July 13. Memorial service at a later date in Ludington....


 


 

Robert V. Dale

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:12 AM 

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Roberta Irene (Moon) Reed *

94, of DeWitt, former state employee, died Tuesday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 


 


 

Roberta Jeanette Upright *

83, of Lansing, died Saturday. Memorial services Aug. 14. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 


 


 

Rolland D. Miller

• Rolland D. Miller, 88, of Custer, died Thursday, July15. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

Ronald W. 'Rocker' Rhenlund

Friday, July 16, 2010 2:28 AM 

IRONWOOD -- Ronald W. "Rocker" Rhenlund, Sr., 72, of 250 E. Pine St., Ironwood, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Ironwood, surrounded by his loving family.


 


 

Ruby Schuler-Wendell

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:19 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ruby Schuler-Wendell, 83, formerly of Clinton, now of Higgins Lake, Mich., passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 4:45 p.m., at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. She was born on Jan. 26, 1927, in Clinton, Mich., to Sam and Ida (Asman) Anglemyre. On July 20, 1946, she married Arthur “Jake” Schuler at the Clinton Congregational Church. Sadly, he preceded her in death on June 18, 1977. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education and was a teacher with the Cheboygan Area Schools. She married Lawrence “Hap” Wendell in 1989 in Cheboygan and he survives. Other survivors are her children, Lynn (Bonnie) Schuler of Clinton, Terry Schuler of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Dale (Kerry) Schuler of Mesa, Ariz.; stepchildren, Patricia Wendell of Gladwin, Gregory Wendell of Fowlerville, David (Debbie) Wendell of Fenton and Lawrence (Marianne) Wendell of Dover, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation has take place. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at her graveside in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton. Dr. Lorraine Grinnell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts in her name be given to Cheboygan Area Schools. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Russell F. Bular

Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:22 AM 

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Ruth D. Buckley *

60, of Mulliken, died Thursday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken. 


 


 

Ruth E. Eipperle Dec. 28, 1926-July 16, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

Ruth E. Eipperle, 83 yrs, of Ida, died Friday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. 


 


 

SUZANNE E. SHELTON (nee Brown)

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

SHELTON (nee Brown) SUZANNE E.; of Clarkston; July 15, 2010; at 48 years of age, following her battle with cancer. 


 


 

Sandra K. "Sandy" Haubert *

62, of Eaton Rapids, retired Northwestern School (Eaton Rapids) secretary, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday at Robbins United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.


 


 

Scott A. Carpenter

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 3:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Scott Alan Carpenter, 41, of Sturgis, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at BronsonMethodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born March 2, 1969, in Sturgis, a son of Douglas James and Linda Sue (Persing)Carpenter. He had been a Sturgis resident all his life. On Sept. 19, 2007, he married Rmentie Inez (Mendy) Keifer in Centreville. He was self-employed in construction, Hannapel Home Center in Sturgis, RVmanufacturing at Coachman, and Morgan-Olsen of Sturgis for eight years. He enjoyed yard work and was known to be able to fix anything. Surviving are his very loving wife, Rmentie Inez Carpenter of Sturgis; two daughters, Kaila Riquelle Wright and Kirstan Kay Sawyer, both of White Pigeon; a son, Noah Ronald-Lee Rowe of Sturgis; a grandson, Seth Benjamine Wright; mother, Linda S. Carpenter, and father, Douglas J. Carpenter of Sturgis; a brother, Chad (Paula)Carpenter of Sturgis; two sisters, Danielle (David)Carpenter-Garl, Amanda (DanielKeifer)Carpenter of Sturgis; loving mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dan and Jamie Hershberger of Sturgis; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousin and many friends. He was preceeded in death by his grandparents. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Mr. Gary Gray officiating. Cremation will follow services. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


 


 

Scott Kerchner

Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:40 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

A memorial service celebrating the life of Scott Brennan Kerchner will be held at 2 p.m. July 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Scott Kerchner, 62, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010. in the Brunswick Community Hospital. He was born April 28, 1948, in Sturgis, a son of James Kerchner and the late Barbara Brennan Kerchner. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his stepmothers, Joan Kerchner and Mary Kerchner and stepbrother, Lee Lahmeyer.  


 


 

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Shirley Ann Makowski

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Sister Ann (Mary Campion) Corr, IHM July 27, 1917-July 15, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:51 AM 

Monroe, Mich. – Sister Ann (Mary Campion) Corr, IHM, 92, died Thursday, July 15, at her home, the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich. She had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.


 


 

Stephen J. Johnson

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:40 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Stephen J. Johnson, age 61 of Lansing, and formerly of Three Rivers, died Friday July 16, 2010, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.   Arrangements will be announced by the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel of Three Rivers.  


 


 

Stephen McCarry Sr., 91

Friday, July 9, 2010 10:18 AM 

Stephen McCarry Sr., age 91, of Boyne City, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix. 


 


 

Stephen W. McCarry Sr., 91

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:20 AM

Stephen W. McCarry Sr., age 91, of Boyne City, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix. 


 


 

Susan M. Hendricks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Susan ‘Sue” Marie Gowen Hendricks, age 58, of Cobb County, Ga., passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was born in Flint and had resided in Cobb County for the past 28 years. Sue had been employed at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for 28 years. During that time she attended college and earned her degree in nursing. She had been a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church for 28 years. Sue loved to read, visit and spoil her grandchildren and attend church and plays. Sue was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She was selfless and always ready to help a friend in need. She enjoyed writing and making cards for friends and family. Sue will be dearly missed. Psalm 37:5 “Depend on the Lord, trust him, and he will take care of you.” She is survived by one daughter, Lisa (Gordon) Mosley of Acworth, Ga.; one son, Tim (Amanda) Hendricks of Richmond Hill, Ga.; mother, Geraldine Zarza of Marietta, Ga.; one brother, Larry Gowen; grandsons, Cole Hendricks and Jack Hendricks; nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Sadie. She was preceded in death by her father, Urban Gowen and stepfather, Ray Zarza. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Rev. Nathan Barnell will officiate. Local arrangements are being handled by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel of Sturgis.  


 


 

Susan Ryniak

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03 AM 

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Suzanne Whitmill

Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

 Whitmill, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2010 in Irmo, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn. She is survived by her three children, Glenn, Brad and Vicki; her son-in-law, Charles Lutz; four grandchildren, Charles Jr., Courtney and her husband, Eric, Nicholas and Matthew; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Durfee. She loved working on stained glass, chatting with her friends at the “chicken,” had a wonderful green thumb and will be lovingly and fondly remembered by friends and family.


 


 

TIMOTHY WATKINS

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:31 AM 

WATKINS, TIMOTHY J., MD; 60; of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Birmingham, MI; passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010. 


 


 

Teresa Bernardez *

79, of East Lansing, psychiatrist, died Monday. Memorial services 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bernardez residence. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.


 


 

Terri Ann Sholberg, 42

Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:39 AM 

Terri Ann Sholberg, 42 years old, lost her life unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.


 


 

Theodore Bulson, 47

Friday, July 16, 2010 9:09 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Theodore James Bulson, age 47, of Holland, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 15, 2010. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Community Church of Douglas, 6780 Wiley Road.  Dr. Daniel Miller will be officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugatuck. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sierra and Logan Education Fund, c/o Macatawa Bank, 12415 Riley Street, Holland, MI 49424. An online registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com.   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.


 


 

Thomas Joseph Gerovac

Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:54 AM 

LIVONIA, Mich. -- Thomas Joseph Gerovac, 87, of Livonia, died Feb. 24, 2010, in Livonia. 


 


 

Tina Marie (Gasco) Wargo, 46

Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:27 AM 

Tina Marie (Gasco) Wargo, 46, of Davenport, Fla., walked on July 10, 2010. 


 


 

Tyyne Johanna Torni

Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:51 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Tyyne Johanna (Kytonen, Toolanen) Torni, 93, longtime Ironwood Township resident, went to her eternal home on Thursday, July 15, 2010, in Ironwood.


 


 

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Victor Condelee, 54

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Victor Darrell Condelee, 54, of Holland, died at his home Sunday, July 11, 2010. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Imagine Fellowship Church, 167 W. 20th St. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave.


 


 

Virgil D. Glass, 75

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:29 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Virgil D. Glass, age 75, of Holland, passed away into the arms of his Lord on Friday, July 9, 2010 at Holland Hospital. Virg was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle who loved his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing on his property up north. He was a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church and retired from UPS in 1995 after 38 years of employment. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Rhonda Glass, two sisters and three brothers. Virg is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois (Potgeter) Glass; Children Mary Jill and David Roon, Holland, Jack Glass, West Olive, Shelly and Ross VerBeek, Zeeland, and Randy and Pam Glass, Hudsonville; 10 Grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings Mrs. Chester (Bea) Cramer, Holland, Delbert and Louise Glass, Hudsonville, Dorlene and Don Vander Ploeg, Rusk, Mrs. Marty (Kathleen) Everett, Holland, Wayne Glass, Zeeland, Wesley and Nellie Glass, Holland, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Wissink, Zeeland and Richard and Phyllis Glass, Texas; in-laws Mrs. Martin (Jo) Glass, Jr., Zeeland, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Miller, Florida, and Dale and Evelyn Potgeter, Allendale. Funeral services are 11 am Wednesday, July 14, at Borculo Christian Reformed Church, 6646 96th Ave., Borculo, with Rev. William Renkema officiating. Burial will be in Borculo Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday, July 13, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S State St., Zeeland. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. www.yntemafh.com


 


 

Virgil Glass, 75

Monday, July 12, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

Virgil D. Glass, 75, of Holland, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Holland Hospital. Funeral services are 11a.m. Wednesday at Borculo Christian Reformed Church, 6646 96th Ave, Borculo. Burial will be in Borculo Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S State St., Zeeland. www.yntemafh.com  


 


 

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Walter E. Leist

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:34 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Walter E. Leist, age 93, of Carp Lake, passed away July 2, 2010 at his home on Lake Michigan. He was born September 27, 1916 in Boyne City to Edwin and Sylvia (Hurd) Leist. Walter was the firm foundation that his large extended family flourished from. He will be missed by all who were touched by his loving spirit. Walter is survived by his wife, Rita; daughter, Judy & Bruce Anderson of Longwood, Florida; three grandchildren, Shelly (Mike) Hensley, Scott Anderson and Steve Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Luke, Madeline, Emma, Braydon and Althea; sister, Merna Gillespie; stepson, Dan Wilcox; two sisters-in-law, Judy Ranville and Aneta Collard; numerous beloved nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews, including Gerald Ranville and Peggy Klein, who lived with Walter for several years during their childhood. Mr. Leist was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann; four sisters, Margaret, Wanda, Gerry and Edith; and two brothers, Everett and Russel. A memorial mass will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mackinaw City on Saturday, July 17 at 3 p.m. Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.


 


 

Wayne L. McPherson

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Willard Clair Kipp

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:12 AM

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William Alban Amerman

William Alban Amerman Flat Rock, NC William Amerman, 83, of Flat Rock, NC, Thursday, July 01, 2010 A native of Bellville, Michigan, he was a resident of Lansing before moving to North Carolina in 1996. He had worked under Gov. George Romney, and was in charge of the investments for the Public Employment Pension Funds. Having served the State of Michigan for 23 years with the Department of the Treasury, he retired in 1989. Survivors include his loving wife of 16 years, Millicent "Penny" Micklow Amerman, one son, one daughter, two stepsons, and 14 grandchildren, A memorial service was held in Hendersonville, NC on July 3, 2010. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting, . Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, Hendersonville, NC, was in charge of arrangements.


 


 

William Briggs, 60

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

William Briggs, age 60, of Holland, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 10, 2010, at his home. Bill retired from the Grand Rapids Public School System where he had been a building manager and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Briggs Jr. in 1974. Surviving are his wife, Robin of 38 years; daughter, Shannon Briggs and Hing Ung of Holland; granddaughters, Korena, Breanna, and Kayla; mother, Arlene Overway of Jenison; brother, Kim and Vicki Briggs of Wyoming; sisters-in-law, Carol and Harris Huyser of Hamilton and Anne Marie and Bryan Betz of Grand Rapids; six nephews; seven nieces; two great-nephews; and six great-nieces. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th Street, with David Newton officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. For more information and an online registry, visit www.lifestorynet.com.


 


 

William E. Church

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William E. Church, age 93, of Lake LeAnn passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.


 


 

William E. Hammond, 86

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:58 AM 

William E. Hammond, 86, of Dearborn and a long-time member of Bay View, died July 2, 2010. 


 


 

William G. "Bill" Simms

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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William G. Hurley

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:03 AM 

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William Harvey

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:12 AM 

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William James Domine

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:41 AM 

Additional information has been received for William James Domine, who died July 11, 2010. 


 


 

William James Domine July 30, 1986-July 11, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:44 AM 

William James Domine was born at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. on July 30, 1986. He was the son of Daryl Scott Domine and Karen Earlene (Pierce) Domine. 


 


 

William Joseph Miller

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:20 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William Miller, 78, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on March 8, 1932, in Morenci, Mich., the son of Joseph and Edna (Divert) Miller. On Sept. 7, 1952, in Lyons, Ohio, he married Reva Seigneur and she survives. Bill lived most of his life in the Lyons area. He was a graduate of  Morenci High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was formerly employed at Stubnitz-Greene in Adrian, Mich., from where he retired in 1987. Bill was a member of the East Chesterfield Christian Church, the Lyons V.F.W., Lyons Historical Society (past president) and a former member of the Lyons Odd Fellows Lodge.   Besides his wife, Reva, Bill is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Francis) Ladd of Sand Creek, Mich.; two sons, Kenneth (Sheril) Miller of Brunswick, Ohio, and Mark (Patricia) Miller of Archbold, Ohio; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Everingham of Adrian, Mich.; and one brother, John Miller of Adrian. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Poling and Phyllis Nelson; and two brothers, Jim and Richard Miller. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Mark Harris officiating. Burial will follow at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Ohio. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the East Chesterfield Christian Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


 


 

William Kliffel

Friday, July 9, 2010 10:08 AM 

William Kliffel, of Harbor Springs, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at home surrounded by his family.


 


 

William Kohl, 89

Friday, July 16, 2010 9:07 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William Gerald Kohl, 89, died in Holland Hospital on July 16, 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a future date. Arrangements are by the Chappell Funeral Home, 627 West Main St. Fennville. www.chappellfuneralhome.com


 


 

Wilma Lois Graham

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:21 AM 

Wilma Lois Graham was welcomed into the Gates of Heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of Friday, July 9, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.


 


 

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