Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 07/28/2010


 

A. Dale VanBrocklin, 67

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Alvin Dale VanBrocklin, age 67, went home to be with his Lord on July 23, 2010. There will be a Memorial Service on August 14, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:30 at First United Methodist Church  in 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.


 


 


 

Amy Kramer, 94

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Amy L. Kramer, age 94, of Holland, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Hospice House of Holland. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, in the chapel of Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Rd. with Revs. Bill Boersma and Larry Izenbart officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.  Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice House of Holland or Evergreen Commons.  Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. www.langelandsterenberg.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.


 


 

Ann Barbara (Supranowicz) Scharmen

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Arlove S. (Stolt) Oppermann

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:29 AM 

TAMPA, Fla. -- Arlove S. (Stolt) Oppermann, 73, of Tampa, peacefully entered eternal life July 25, 2010, in Tampa.


 


 

Barbara Vivian Potts

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Beth A. Deardorff

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:29 AM 

Beth A. Deardorff of Gaylord, formerly of Oak Park, died June 27, 2010, at the age of 49. She was born Dec. 12, 1960, in Ferndale to Richard and Mary Lou Deardorff.


 


 

Beulah 'Bea' Wilson

Monday, July 26, 2010 9:58 AM 

Beulah "Bea" Wilson, 72, of Gaylord, died July 20, 2010, at Otsego Memorial Hospital.


 


 

Billie Jean "Bill" Cosby II March 8, 1963-July 23, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:44 PM 

Billie Jean Cosby II was born in Monroe, Michigan on March 8, 1963. He was the son of Billie Jean Cosby I and Janet Eileen (Engle) Cosby. 


 


 

Bonnie K. House

Bonnie K. House, 63, of Gladwin, passed away suddenly, on Monday, July 26, 2010. 


 


 

Brad Alan Boyd

Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:26 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Brad Alan Boyd, 36, died on Friday, July 23, 2010, at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1973, in Adrian to Lester William and Kathy Ann (Pifer) Boyd. Brad worked as a Technical Hardware Specialist with Audatex in Ann Arbor. His son was the light of his life and they spent as much time together as they could. He was an avid reader and was very knowledgeable about almost everything. He was a member of the Men’s Auxiliary of the Annis-Fint VFW Post #1584. Brad is survived by his parents, Lester and Kathy Boyd of Adrian; a son, Hunter Boyd of Tecumseh; a daughter, Jessica Wilson of Tecumseh; a brother, Kevin Boyd of Tipton; a sister, Amy O’Conner of Adrian; a grandmother, Elinor Miller of Adrian; an aunt, Candie Glover of Adrian; lasting childhood friends, Paul and Mark; devoted co-workers, Julia and Joanie; and all of the Paulson Bunch. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Aldun Pifer and Nick Miller. A Time of Sharing and Remembrance of the Life of Brad will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, to be followed by cremation. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.


 


 

Brandon C. Wagner

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:42 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Brandon Christopher Wagner, age 16, of Sherwood, passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday, July 19, 2010.  Brandon was born May 26, 1994, in Sturgis, a son of Charles and Margaret (Collins) Wagner. He had lived in Sherwood all his life, and attended Colon Schools, where he was a member of the Colon wrestling team and also had participated in the school play. Brandon enjoyed playing video games, camping, fishing and playing paintball. Brandon is survived by his parents, Charles and Margaret Wagner of Sherwood; three brothers, Charles James Wagner Jr., Stephen Lee Wagner and Joshua Allen Wagner; four sisters, Nikita Sue Wagner, Courtney Lynn Wagner, Tiffany Marie Wagner and Kaitlyn Cheyenne Wagner, all of Sherwood; uncles and aunts Ronald Lee Wagner Jr. of Coldwater, Michelle Marie (Jeff) Jackson of Bronson, Connie Sue (Keith) Russell of Vicksburg, Daniel Collins of Sherwood and Henry Collins of Sherwood; nephews and nieces Charles James Wagner III, Christopher Allen Lee Wagner and Marie Ann Wagner; and many other relatives. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.   Funeral services celebrating the life of Brandon C. Wagner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Mr. David J. Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.  


 


 

Brian Robert Gilson

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:34 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Brian Gilson, 35, of Morenci passed unexpectedly on Saturday, July 24, 2010. He was born on Dec. 6, 1974, in Morenci to Bob and Vickie (Huff) Gilson. On Oct. 24, 1995, in Wauseon, Ohio, he married Kristin Crawford, and she survives. Brian was a life-long resident of Morenci. He was a graduate of the Morenci High School class of 1993. He was employed as a maintenance man at TRW in Fayette, Ohio, for 16 years. He had a passion for the outdoors, especially when it came to hunting. He lived for deer hunting and also loved snowmobiling. Besides his wife of 15 years, Kristin, Brian is survived by two daughters, Breanna and Kalee; a son, Austin; his mother, Vickie (Dugan) Maginn of Fayette; his father, Bob Gilson of Morenci; two sisters, Brandie White and Bridget (Jeremiah) Jones; a grandfather, Bob Huff; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by a brother, Todd; one aunt, Teresa Pontious; and his grandparents. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 2 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.


 


 

Bruce "Boo Boo" Edwards

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Bruce R. Probst

Bruce E. Probst, 71, of New Era, died Wednesday July 21. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.... 


 


 

Carlos A. Marshall

Carlos A. Marshall Holt Age 101, passed away July 24, 2010 in Lumberton, North Carolina. He was born July 4, 1909 in Lansing to Otto and Fannie Marshall. Carlos was a veteran of the Michigan National Guard, a former member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a machinist at Holt Products for many years. He is survived by his son: Alfred (Barbara) Marshall of Red Springs, North Carolina; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marshall; daughter, Carla Ebel; son and daughter-in-law, Donald (Carol) Marshall; grandson, Gregory Ebel; and sister, Evalina Kuhn. There will be a graveside service held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday 11:30 a.m. until service time at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.


 


 

Carlos Marshall *

101, of Holt, died Saturday. Graveside services noon Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.


 


 

Carol A. Reau July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:42 PM 

Carol A. Reau, 73 of Temperance died at 5:06 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Services are pending at Rupp Funeral Home. 


 


 

Carol A. Reau Oct. 4, 1936-July 24, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:34 AM 

Carol A. Reau, 73, of Temperance died at 5:06 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.


 


 

Carol Ann Gregoire Dec. 20, 1943-July 26, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:55 PM 

Carol Ann Gregoire was born in Detroit on Dec. 20, 1943.


 


 

Carol Gregoire July 26, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:33 AM 

Carol Gregoire, 66, of Carleton died at 4 this morning at her home. 


 


 

Catherine Grace Fabrizio

Catherine Grace Fabrizio, 90, of Beaverton, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Midland.


 


 

Charles A. Rhodes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:47 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Charles A. Rhodes, 79, of Coldwater, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Rev. Gary D. Gaston officiating. Interment will follow at Lester Cemetery in Algansee Twp. Visitation will be held Friday, July 30, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home. Charles was born Sept. 29, 1930 in Elkhart, Ind. to Charles and Bernice (Bowers) Rhodes. He married Esther Hantz on June 19, 1948 in Angola, Ind. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2000. Mr. Rhodes worked at Wood’s Safety Service in Coldwater for over 40 years until his retirement. He was an avid racing fan and had custom built a variety of race cars over the years, many of which had won race championships. Charles was proud to have been inducted to the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. Charles is survived by his sons Rev. Ervin and Becky Rhodes of Forksville, Pa. and Jody and Bobbie Rhodes of Marietta, Ga., his daughter Diane Sue Rhodes of Acworth, Ga., his brother Terrance and Carlotta Rhodes of Ocala, Fla., his friend Carolyn Hourtienne of Coldwater, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter Margaret Waters and sister Virginia Hufnagle. Memorials may be directed to the Gideon’s or to the Coldwater Wesleyan Church.


 


 

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.


 


 

Chester H. Cutshall, 96

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Chester H. Cutshall, 96, of Holland, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Holland Hospital. Burial has taken place in Zeeland Cemetery and memorial services will be held at a later date. 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.


 


 

Clare Monroe, 97

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Clare Edwin Monroe, 97, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at his home in Pittsford. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at Pittsford Congregational Church, Pittsford. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson. Visitation is Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home, Hudson.   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.


 


 

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.


 


 

Constance 'Connie' Remmele

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:36 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Constance “Connie” Remmele, age 73, of Adrian passed away July 25, 2010, at Provincial House surrounded by her family. She was born July 29, 1936, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the daughter of Meredith and Bertelle (Steger) Ford. On Oct. 19, 1957, she married, Larry Remmele. He survives. Connie was an avid bingo player. She worked at The Daily Telegram for 11 years. In addition to her husband Larry, she is survived by her sister, Merydith Ann (Laurence) Grady of Adrian; two nieces, Shannon (Scott) Middleton of St. Louis, Mo., and Sheila Harper of Tucson, Ariz.; and two nephews, Kevin Grady of Tecumseh and David Grady of Scottsdale, Ariz. Her nieces and nephews were very near and dear to her.  She is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews from Larry’s family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian, with the Rev. Fr. David Hudgins presiding. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, and also on Wednesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Lenawee. Condolences can be offered at www.pursefuneralhome.com


 


 

Cosette Weaver March 3, 1922-July 25, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:54 PM 

Cosette Weaver, 88, of Monroe, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday in her home. She had been seriously ill for one month. 


 


 

Craig Michael Oster *

58, of Lansing, formerly of Houghton Lake, lawn care specialist, died July 19. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel. 


 


 

DAWN ALESHA (Lesh) ABERNATHY

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

ABERNATHY, DAWN ALESHA (Lesh); of Pontiac; tragically passed on July 21, 2010; age 21. 


 


 

Daniel J. Arthur

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Daniel J. Arthur Daniel Joseph Arthur, age 64, of New Baltimore, passed away Sunday morning at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. He was born on August 6, 1945, in San Francisco, California, a son of the late Donald and Mary (Mitchell) Arthur. On January 19, 1963, Dan was united in marriage with Wanda Jane Kiger at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. Mrs. Arthur passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006. Dan had worked as a supervisor at Ford Motor Car Company. He was a avid TV watcher, and enjoyed all sports. Mr. Arthur is survived by four children, Julia (Stan) Staniszewski of Macomb Township, Daniel Arthur Jr. of Ohio, Darrin (Karey) Arthur of Florida and Jessica Arthur of Mount Clemens; 10 grandchildren, Charles, Sheena, Quinton, Tia, Taryn, Joey, Spencer, Brady, Emma Lee and Eli. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010. Funeral arrangements by Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, Mount Clemens.


 


 

David Allen Woods Jr.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:18 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

David Allen Woods Jr., age 33, of Napoleon passed away unexpectedlyon Sunday, July 18, 2010. He is survived by his beloved wife of 12 years, Kristin; two beloved daughters, Shannon and Britany; his father, David (Kathy) Woods Sr. of Adrian; mother, Katherine (Steve) Brooks of Florida; siblings, Pete (Lynn) Church of Brooklyn, Dot Allen, David (Tonya) Church, both of Florida; Wendi Woods, Ann Lawrence (Joe Wells), Kathryn (Dave) Navarro, all of Adrian; and Robert Taylor of Georgia; grandmothers, Ruth Allen of Michigan Center and Ruth Wilkins of Jackson; mother-in-law, Robin Wilkins of Michigan Center; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Hazel Giddings, Donald Woods and Agnes Bogman; father-in-law, Danny Wilkins; and brother-in-law, Carl Inhulsen. David truly enjoyed the time spent with his daughters, wife and family. He was a 15-year employee of Martinrea Industries in Manchester. He was an Eagle Scout with Troop #632 and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. David was an avid hunter and bowler; he was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #3634 in Michigan Center. Private family services have been held and a public Memorial Service to celebrate David’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 361 E. Grove, Michigan Center, with Pastor Reggie Coleman from the First Baptist Church of Napoleon officiating. The family requests casual attire for the services. For those who wish, contributions in David’s memory to his family for their needs and wishes would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center, 517-764-3211.


 


 

David M. Armstrong

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

David M. Armstrong, 52, of Stuart, Fla., and formerly of ThreeRivers, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 15, with his loving family at his home in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was born Dec. 27, 1957, in Three Rivers, to Merrill H. and Barbara I. Armstrong. David was president and CEO of Armstrong International Inc., a fifth generation, family held, multinational manufacturer. David was an accomplished author and speaker to global audiences on ethics in business and appeared on numerous nationally syndicated programs.  David’s leadership was especially notable for emphasizing the following priorities; “Faith in God, family, business” … in this order. With strong faith and promoting an ethics based culture, David followed his father’s desire to globalize the company, most recently opening a manufacturing facility with multiple sales offices throughout the Indian subcontinent. David is survived by his wife of 32 years, Yvonne; sons Chad, and Kurt and his wife, Mandy; father, Merrill and his wife, Sharon; grandmother, Annie Grover; sister, Tamara Bloss, and her husband, Douglas; and brother Patrick and his wife, Nicole. David was active in his community at Sailfish Point and was the former president of the Sailfish Point Golf Club. A private family burial service will be held Wednesday at McCormick and Son funeral home, 1795 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 10 a.m. July 30 at Armstrong International, Three Rivers,  with lunch served after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations go to the Church by the Sea,  468 Legion Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; or the Armstrong Foundation, 2081 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL  34996. Since David’s untimely passing, many have expressed a desire to share their personal stories, memories and reflections with David’s family. To make it easier for you to convey those remembrances, a special Web page has been created on the Armstrong website.  You can access this page by clicking the link at www.armstronginternational.com.


 


 

David W. Huva *

68, of Charlotte, retired radio engineer, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Charlotte. Arrangements by Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte. 


 


 

Delilah J.Boals

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:41 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Delilah J.Boals, age 46, of Sturgis, passed away Monday morning, July 19, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 5, 1963, in West Virginia. Delilah had resided in Sturgis for the past five years, coming from LaGrange, Ind., where she had been employed at the U.S. post office. She had also worked at Applebee’s restaurant and Citizens Bank, both in Sturgis. She attended Whole Life Christian Fellowship Church in Sturgis, and enjoyed buying and selling on eBay and playing golf. She loved time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her fiancé, David Weslock of Sturgis; four sons, Josh Sweet of Sturgis, R.J. Sweet of Shipshewana, Ind., Patrick Sweet of Sturgis and Michael Boals of Sturgis; four grandchildren, Gage, Dominic, Alexandria, Sylus and Syrus; mother, Opal Brinager of LaGrange; a sister, Vicki Lindowski of Berrien Springs; a brother, George Brinager of LaGrange; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ashley. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Delilah Boals will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Whole Life Christian Fellowship Church, 1420 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is entrusted with the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Delilah’s memory consider the Whole Life Christian Fellowship Church, 1420 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the American Cancer Society, 1400 West Milham, Kalamazoo, MI 49024. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

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Dolores Clinton

Monday, July 26, 2010 10:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Dolores Clinton, age 80, of Chelsea passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010, at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Arrangements are pending at the Clinton Chapel of the Handler Funeral Homes. 


 


 

Donald "Bob" Walker

Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:05 AM 

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Donald Herbert Huldin, M.D., 77

Monday, July 19, 2010 2:47 PM 

Donald Herbert Huldin, M.D., 77 years, former resident of Petoskey, Mich., died Saturday, July 17, 2010.


 


 

Donald Lange

Donald Lange Aged 78, died July 24, 2010. Beloved husband to Patricia for 46 years. Donald was born and raised in Detroit but made Lansing his home for the past 50 years. Donald is survived by his wife Patricia, son Steve, daughter Sally, stepdaughter Marsha, stepsons Michael and Mark, grandsons, Toby, Danny and Jes, grandaughters Jessica and Grace. Funeral mass will be held Friday July 30 10a.m. at St Marys Cathedral, 219 Seymour Avenue, Lansing MI. Reception to follow at 12 p.m. at VFW post #671 DeWitt MI.


 


 

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


 


 

Doris Craft

Doris Craft, 85, of Ludington, died Sunday July 25. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

Doris L. Lytle

Doris L. Lyle, 88, of Ludington, died today, July 27. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 


 


 

Doris M. Craft

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Doris Marie (Dill) Gorrell

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:29 AM 

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Dorothy A. VanDerMaas

Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Dorothy Roslyn Guyton Tallent

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Douglas Frederick Wegner

Friday, July 23, 2010 9:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Douglas Frederick Wegner, age 90, of Adrian died on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Blissfield, Mich., to Frederick A. and Frieda (Tiede) Wegner. On June 1, 1941, he married Wanda Irelan in Saline and they celebrated 69 years of marriage this year. She preceded him in death on June 5, 2010. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Blissfield. Douglas was engaged in farming all his life and established Thistle Down Farms where he raised and showed Belgian Draft Horses. He was a member of the Michigan Draft Horse Association, the National Belgian Corps and Past President of the Michigan Draft Horse Sale. He is survived by a son, Douglas L. Wegner of Tecumseh; two daughters, Kathy Schmitz of Addison and Connie Moore of Adrian; seven grandchildren, Shelley (Kent) Nickolaus, Brad (Melonie) Schmitz, Amy (Rick) Wismer, Bo (Tina) Schmitz, Jeff (Kelly) Moore, Jason (Audrey) Wegner and Jamie (Brian) Fox; 11 great-grandchildren, Katie and Cody Nickolaus, Austin, Erika and Chase Schmitz, Ryan and Megan Wismer, Katie and Ashley Schmitz, and Stephanie and Seth Moore; a great-granddaughter expected in August 2010; and a brother, Edward Wegner of Blissfield. He was preceded in death by three children, Larry, Sally and Bradley Wegner; a grandson, Shawn Moore; and one brother, Stanley. Funeral services for Douglas will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Blissfield, with Pastor Gary Leking officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Monday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Luther Home of Mercy, Great Lakes Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Duane W. Fuller

Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:05 AM 

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EVELYN L SCHNEIDER

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

SCHNEIDER, EVELYN L.; age 94; July 25, 2010. 


 


 

Earl A. Davidson

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:47 AM 

June 20, 1940 – July 23, 2010 Earl A. Davidson, age 70, of Alma, left his family and friends on Friday, July 23, 2010 in Ludington, Michigan as the result of a tragic plane accident en route to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


 


 

Edward Neil Melavey

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

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Eileen G. and Kenneth E. Ritter

Friday, July 23, 2010 12:05 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Eileen G. (Fish) and Kenneth E. Ritter Eileen Ritter died of cancer May 7, 2010, a day after celebrating her 89th birthday. Kenneth Ritter, born April 25, 1923, died December 10, 2004, also of cancer. Eileen, born in Westville, NY May 6, 1921 to Lee and Fern (Miller) Fish, lived in Cheboygan most of her young life attending St. Maryís Catholic School and Cheboygan High School. Eileen met Ken while she was fishing near the Icebreaker Mackinaw and, apparently liking what she caught, she didnít release him. They were married March 17, 1946 and raised their two children, Edward and Karyn, in Chicago and Northbrook. Eileen worked in Cheboygan for several doctors, was the lab technician at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, and was the lab technician at Washington National Insurance Company of Evanston, IL for over 20 years. Ken served in the United States Coast Guard aboard the Icebreaker Mackinaw and worked for Johnson-Lindroth printing company of Skokie, IL for over 40 years. Eileen and Ken are survived by their children Edward (Mary) of Sun Prairie, WI and Karyn McGrory of Prospect Heights, IL, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, Kenís sister LaVerne Lindroth of Skokie, IL, and sister-in-law Ernestine Hinkley Fish of Cheboygan, and many nieces and nephews. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harold, Leo, Russell and William and sister Mary. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Clara (Peters) Ritter of Chicago. A grave site burial ceremony for both Eileen and Ken will be at Calvary Cemetery, Cheboygan, on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10 A.M.  Memorial services were previously held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice Care, and Nursing homes of your choice.


 


 

Eleanor Fabyan, 85

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:42 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Eleanor Pavkovic Fabyan, 85, died July 25, 2010. She had been diagnosed two months prior with an unforeseen and unpredictable illness. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 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.


 


 

Eleanor V. Miller Feb. 23, 1952-July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:44 PM 

Eleanor V. Miller, 58, of Monroe, died at 12:28 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. 


 


 

Ernest H. "Rusty Otter Aug. 16, 1952-July 22, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:34 AM 

Ernest H. ?Rusty? Otter, age 57, of Monroe, MI. passed away at 1:30am July 22, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his family. 


 


 

Ernest Walter Johnson

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:35 AM 

LANCASTER, Calif. -- Ernest Walter Johnson, 82, of Lancaster, died July 13, 2010, in Lancaster. 


 


 

Esther E. Cole

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:43 AM 

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Esther T. Smith

Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:13 AM - Staff reports 

Esther T. Smith, 85, of Topinabee, passed away Saturday at her home. A resident of Topinabee since 1988, moving from Mt. Clemens, Esther was born October 25, 1924 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Paul and Johanna (Groters) Syrek. On January 8, 1949 in Grand Rapids, she married Maurice Smith, who preceded her in death 1997. In addition to raising her family, she was employed at several factories in Mt. Clemens and Richmond for many years. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Cross in the Woods Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and sewing.


 


 

Ethel L. Cassie

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:13 AM - Staff reports 

Ethel L. Cassie, 91, of Topinabee, passed away Friday under loving attention at Tendercare of Cheboygan. A resident of Topinabee since 1977, moving from Redford, Mich., Ethel was born November 9, 1917 in Calumet, the daughter of George and Lucille (Moyle) Maddick.  Growing up in Detroit, she was a graduate of Redford High School, and on November 24, 1937, she married Charles Cassie, who preceded her in death in 1977.  She was a charter member and active member of the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee and was employed at the Topinabee Library for several years. Baking was her hobby, yet making everyone feel special and sharing her faith were her gifts. Her daughter, Donna Cassie preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are her son, Charles (Kathryn) Cassie of Fenton; her daughter, Joyce (James) Palmer of Topinabee; 5 grandchildren: James (Patricia) Palmer, of Gaylord, David Palmer of Roseville, William (Julie) Palmer of Temperance, Heather (Dennis) Farrell of Fenton, and Jeannie (Mark) McDonald, also of Fenton; 9 great grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Robbins, Samantha, Nicole, Elizabeth, and Christopher Palmer, and Cassie, Rebecca, and Jordan McDonald, Grace Farrell and 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Jim (Rosetta) Maddick of Canton, sisters, Marlene Bowe of Roseville, and Carol Hardt of Berkley, and several special nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, husband and daughter, Ethel was preceded in death by her siblings Alice Hoppe, Dolores Upton and Bill Maddick. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at Noon at the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee. Rev. David Gearhart officiate. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Contributions in memory of Ethel Cassie are suggested to the Berean Bible Church. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River cared for the family. Condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.  


 


 

Eunice J. Barker

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:34 AM

Mrs. Eunice J. Barker, 74, of Gaylord died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010, after a six-month battle with cancer. 


 


 

FAYE ANNE GOFF

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM

GOFF, FAYE ANNE; of White Lake; July 25, 2010; age 63. 


 


 

FLOYD J FOURNIER

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

FOURNIER, FLOYD J., SR.; age 73; of Holly; died July 19, 2010. 


 


 

Fannie H. Chupp

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:32 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Fannie H. Chupp, 95, of  Sturgis, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:20 a.m. Monday at her home. She was born July 17, 1915, in Shipshewana, Ind., to Harvey and Lovina (Kauffman) Kauffman. On Nov. 7, 1936, she married Levi S. Chupp. He died March 3, 1990. She was a homemaker and a past member of the former Plato Mennonite Church. She liked to quilt, write poetry and wrote an autobiography. She also enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and other games, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She did cross-country taxi driving for the Amish. Survivors include  two daughters, Wilma (Kenneth) Gillette of Sturgis and Mary Levitz of Angola, Ind.;  three sons, Elmer (Pat)  Chupp of O’Brien, Fla., Daniel (Jann) Chupp of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Edward  (Lola) Chupp of Sturgis; a sister, Elizabeth Hochstetler of Nappanee, Ind.;  16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband; three grandsons; a great-grandson; a brother, Edward Kauffman; three sisters, Laura Miller, Katie Eicher and Mattie Pothoof; and two half-brothers, Henry and David Kauffman. Visitation will  be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, Ind. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shore Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Stutzman and the Rev. Richard Martin. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Sturgis Home Health Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association.   Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.  


 


 

Frances P. Frohriep

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:34 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Frances P. Frohriep, 83, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday morning, July 25, 2010, at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. She was born April 3, 1927, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (Cady) Persing. Frances had resided in Sturgis most of her life. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker and enjoyed gardening and collecting stones. Frances is survived by her longtime companion, Dan Nolen of Sturgis; three sons, Wayne (Lori) Frohriep and Larry Frohriep, both of Sturgis, and David (Cindy) Frohriep of Bronson; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Persing of Orland, Ind., and James Persing of St. Louis.; a sister, Carman Randall of Elkhart, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Frances Frohriep will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Phillip Wyns of the Christian Fellowship Center in Sturgis will officiate.  A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


 


 

Francis L. Cox

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Francis L. Cox, 72, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Coldwater, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Cape Coral Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Myers, Fla. A service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Jay Jeffrey officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Orland, Ind. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday, beginning at 11 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home. Francis was born Oct. 31, 1937 in Watervliet to Harry and Elsie (Stafford) Fillmore. She married Arthur Cox on April 16, 1965 in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2005. Francis lived in the Branch County area for most of her life, living the last few years in Ft. Myers, Fla. She and her husband together owned and operated Cox’s Greenhouse in Coldwater from 1970 to 1999. She loved dancing, taking fishing trips and spending time with her family. Francis is survived by her stepchildren Connie Paradine, Mary Marshall, Penny Penrod and Artie Cox, her brother Bob Fillmore, 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-son Chris Cox, her brothers Willis, Earnest, and Don Fillmore and her sisters Lisa Hull and Elsie Maye Harvey. Memorials may be directed to the family.


 


 

Fred Miller

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Fred Robinson, M.D.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:31 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Fred W. Robinson, M.D., 91, retired surgeon, died Monday, July 12, 2010.   A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church Chapel, 3750 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan.   Fred was born May 9, 1919, in Sturgis, to Fred W. Robinson, M.D., and Mildred C. Robinson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Laura.   Survivors include children; Susan  (Warren) Jones, Fred “Fritz”  (Jennifer) Robinson  Jr., both of Wichita; grandchildren Warren G. (Molly) Jones Jr., Katherine M. Jones,  Fred W. “Will” Robinson, Carter P. Robinson and Braden S. Robinson; a sister-in-law, Barbra S.  (Harry) Menzel of Denver; and a brother-in-law, Arthur Raymond (Claudia) Spencer of Upland, Calif. Fred was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Waco, Texas.  He attended The University of Michigan, where he obtained his medical degree.  He was a captain and flight surgeon in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Fred’s hobbies include music, percussionist in bands and orchestras. He was a 60-year Mason, holding plural membership in three Masonic lodges in Texas, and was a past master of Herring Lodge No. 1224 in Waco. He was active in York Rite Masonry, having held the position of eminent commander of Waco Commandery No. 10, Knights Templar.   He received the excalibur award and was a life sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. He held offices in the DeMolay Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine, and was a member of the Grand Council of the Order of the Priesthood, the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, the Texas York Rite College No. 14, and received the Knight York Cross of Honor in Texas Priory No. 23.   He was an endowed member of the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies and was a member of Waco Karem Shrine Temple.   He served as president of the George R. “Bob” Scott Chapter #482 of National Sojourners in Waco and as Commander of the Ben Henley Varner Camp of Heroes of ‘76. Memorial donations may me made to Alzheimer’s Association, 347 Laura, Wichita, KS  67211, or Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Midian Shrine, 130 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS  67202. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.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. 


 


 

Frederick Otto Davideit

Frederick Otto Davideit, 80, of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, died July 13 at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Detroit, the son of the late Curtis and Ethel Davideit. On Nov. 18, 1951 he married Ida...


 


 

Frederick W. Laino

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Frederick W. Laino Frederick W. "Freddie" Laino, age 37, died July 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Meghan. Dear father of Joey and Peyton. Loving son of Barbara and the late Frederick. Brother of Lisa (Chet) Jablonski and Pam Laino-Palermo. Uncle of Nicole, Matthew, Vinessa and Dominic. Son-in-law of Denny (Pat) McEvoy. Brother-in-law of Sean McEvoy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Road. Thursday 3-9 p.m. Instate Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound (between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads), until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Burial Utica Cemetery. Tributes to The Laino Children Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated. Freddie was a soccer coach at St. Anne's as well as a member of St. Anne's School board. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at WujekCalcaterra.com.


 


 

GEORGE R FLETCHER

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

FLETCHER, GEORGE R. "Pops"; age 81; passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010; at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland. 


 


 

GREGORY C. EARLAM SR

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

EARLAM, GREGORY C., SR.; age 54; of Howell; passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010. 


 


 

Galen 'Sy' Seiler

Monday, July 19, 2010 2:50 PM 

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Galen "Sy" Seiler will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the East Jordan Presbyterian Church.


 


 

Galvino 'Carvey' Ianuzzi

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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 R. Hibbler, 57

Monday, July 19, 2010 9:49 AM 

Gary R. Hibbler, 57, of Petoskey, died unexpectedly on July 16, 2010. 


 


 

Gary Roderick Hibbler, 57

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:45 AM 

Gary Roderick Hibbler, 57, of Petoskey, died July 16, 2010, at Oden Beach in Oden, Mich.


 


 

George Albert Leet

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:43 AM 

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George Kalman, 76

Monday, July 26, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

George Carl Kalman, 76, of Holland, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Hospice House of Holland. Arrangements will be announced by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel.


 


 

Geraldine I. Lennemann *

92, of Delta Township, retired state employee, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.


 


 

Gordon E. Nash

Friday, July 23, 2010 9:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gordon E. Nash, age 89, of Adrian died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Provincial House. He was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to Thomas and Jessie (Jameison) Nash. He graduated from Wayne High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 32nd Division, from 1940 to 1943. On March 31, 1942, he married Helen Vakarcs. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1996. He married Phyllis Kniffen in July 11, 1999, in Adrian, and she survives. Gordon had been employed by the Adrian Girls Training School for eight years and then by Chevrolet Motor Division in Adrian for 10 years, retiring on Jan. 31, 1985. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Adrian. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Amy (William) Podobinski of Pittsburgh; two stepdaughters, Carol (Bill) Dunn of Williamston, Mich., and Joyce (James) Nickless of Adrian, Mich.; a brother, Donald Nash of Pittsford; four stepgrandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Helen, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eunice Knox. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with the Rev. Linda Farley and his son-in-law, the Rev. William Podobinski, officiating. Burial will be in Church’s Corners Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12 noon until 2:45 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the First Christian Church of Adrian. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Grace Tubergan, Infant

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Grace Olivia Tubergan, infant daughter of Brandon and Kristin Tubergan, was stillborn on July 23, 2010. A private memorial service will be held. An online registry is available at www.yntemafh.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.


 


 

Greg John Beaudry Jan. 6, 1961-July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:45 PM 

Gregory John Beaudry, born in Monroe, Jan. 6, 1961, went to be with the Angels, surrounded by his family and friends, in his home on July 17, 2010. 


 


 

Gregory L. Smith *

60, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 3 p.m. Friday at Riley Funeral Home. 


 


 

Gretchen M. (Grandahl) Slanzi

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:26 AM 

MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. -- Gretchen M. (Grandahl) Slanzi, 47, of Manitowish Waters, died Friday, July 23, 2010. 


 


 

H. ANN BARNFATHER

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

BARNFATHER, H. ANN; of Homosassa, FL, formerly of Waterford; July 24, 2010; at age 77. 


 


 

HARRY M SHELDON

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

SHELDON, HARRY M.; of Waterford; loving wife Shirley Jean Sheldon for 60 years; father of Mike (Patti) of Clarkston, Dan of Waterford, Gordy of Troy, Harry T. (Laurie) of Waterford; grandfather of Christine (Darin) Cox, Michael C. (Victoria), Cori (Nick), Trevor (Ashley) and Kathryn D. Sheldon; great grandfather of Nolan and Gryffin. Memorial Service 12 Noon Saturday, July 31, 2010 St. Luke's Chapel at Canterbury on the Lake, Waterford.


 


 

Harold Koorndyk Sr.

Harold Koorndyk Sr. Grand Rapids Harold Koorndyk Sr., 95, passed away July 4, 2010 in Alma, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Effy Koorndyk, wife of 73 years, Johanna (Ann); daughter-in-law Sally Koorndyk, and grandson Mark Koorndyk. Harold was the youngest of 12 siblings, all of which have passed. He retired from the Kroger Company, Executive Office; was a lifelong Mason of the Masonic York Lodge #410, Grand Rapids; served with the Shriner's and earned the degree of Scottish Rite. He lived at the Masonic Pathways for the past six years; was past member of Grace Episcopal Church and member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids. Surviving are his children: Harold (Jeanie) Koorndyk Jr, Joan (Eugene) Dennison, Earl Koorndyk, and Sandra (Rod) Mosier, MI; 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 17, 2010 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd., Lansing, MI 48917, with Fr. David Pike officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Ave., Alma, MI 48801 in memory of Harold. Online condolences may be made at


 


 

Harriet Steigenga

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Harriet Steigenga, 92

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Harriet Steigenga, 92, of Holland, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at a Holland care facility. The funeral service for Harriet will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Holland. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Holland. The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Spring Lake. 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.


 


 

Harry J. Hardenberg *

97, of Lansing, state geologist, died Monday. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday at Tiffany Funeral Home. 


 


 

Harry Maxwell McCormick

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:48 AM 

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Heidi S. Carlini

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Heidi S. Carlini Heidi S. Carlini, age 44. July 25, 2010. Beloved wife of Pat. Loving mother of Jeffrey and Tyler LaHaye. Dear daughter of Sharon (Mike) Antonucci, William (Caree) Harke and Charles (Mary) Schulz. Dear sister of Mark (Connie) Schulz, Michael (Deanna) Harke and the late Jeff Schulz. Loving aunt of Alexis and Trevor Harke. Visitation Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Road (north of 22 Mile Road), Shelby Township. Instate Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. funeral service at King of Kinds Lutheran Church, 47500 Schoenherr Road (north of 21 Mile Road), Shelby Township. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Heidi's sons, Jeffrey and Tyler LaHaye. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Helen E. Strobel *

88, of East Lansing, formerly of Saginaw, retired M.E.S.C. and Consumers Power Co. secretary, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cederberg & Brietzke Funeral Home, Saginaw. 


 


 

Helen Esther Strobel

Helen Esther Strobel Age 88 passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 in Okemos, MI. Surviving are 3 children, Robert (Rosemary) Stafford, Suzanne (Timothy) Caggegi, Sharon (Douglas) Thiede; 1 brother Donald Damer; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles and spending time with family. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home in Saginaw MI with internment in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.


 


 

Helen J. Wilkoszewski

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Helen J. Wilkoszewski Helen J. Wilkoszewski, age 92, died July 21, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Casimir. Dearest aunt of Diana (Bob) Wimmer and Jerry (Sharon) Furs. Great- aunt of Suzanne (Jeff) Kart and Amy (David) Dereczyk. Great-great-aunt of Isabela and Lily Kart, Ania, and Andrzej Dereczyk, and Jeremy and Travis Furs. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 Mile Road) in Warren. Instate 9 a.m. Friday until the time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Memorial donations welcomed to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.


 


 

Helen M. Kurlinski

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:38 AM - Staff reports 

Helen passed away July 22 after a battle with emphysema and several bouts of pneumonia.  She was born in Cheboygan to Anna and Gregory Romanik on Jan 5, 1942, the youngest of 8 children.  She attended nursing school and became a surgical nurse in Bay City.  Helen was a first lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve serving her country as a flight nurse.  She met and married her husband, Roger, in Bay City before they moved to California.  They settled in Antioch, and lived there for 43 years.  Read more HERE in Wednesday's edition of the Daily Tribune


 


 

Hubert 'Herb' Estes

Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Hubert “Herb” Estes, 89, of Blissfield  passed away Friday, July 23, 2010, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He was born March 21, 1921, in Adrian, the son of Hubert and Mildred (Hall) Estes.   A decorated veteran,  Herb served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in England, France, Belgium and Germany. On July 24, 1946, Herb married Betty Jean Miller at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Riga. Betty, his devoted wife of 62 years, survives. Herb worked for General Tire in Toledo as a millwright for many years, retiring in 1975. He was also a carpenter. In his retirement, Herb enjoyed working at the Blissfield Canning Company running the scales. A model train enthusiast, he took Betty on a wonderful cross-country train trip. Herb was a member of the Blissfield VFW, and joined the American Legion Post #1 in Paris while still in service. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Adrian. In addition to his wife, Herb is survived by a son, Herbert (Nancy) Estes of Jackson; three grandchildren, Alissabeth (Ben) Fox of Blissfield, Anthony Estes of Owosso, and Brett (Jenna) Estes of Adrian; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Fox, and Taylor and Nicholas Estes; and two sisters, Eleanor Mackey and Jan Foster, both of Adrian. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Estes; brothers, Howard and George Estes; and a sister, Betty Wood. The funeral service for Herb will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Adrian, with Pastor Joel Sarrault officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Visitation will be held at Wagley Funeral Home Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.   Condolences may be sent to www.wagleyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Herb may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel.


 


 

Ina K. Lutwitzi

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:07 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Aino Kylliki Hokkanen Lutwitzi, 99, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2010, in Wakefield. 


 


 

Irene M. Clock Jan. 4, 1928-July 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:55 PM 

Irene M. Clock, age 82, of Monroe, died Fri., July 23, 2010 in her home.


 


 

JOHN "Jack" VANDER VOORT

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

VANDER VOORT, JOHN "Jack"; age 74; of Oxford; July 26, 2010. 


 


 

Jacob Benjamin 'Jake' Garver Sr., 90

Monday, July 19, 2010 8:13 AM 

Former Petoskey resident Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Garver Sr., 90, of Elkhart, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Hospice House in Elkhart.


 


 

James A. 'Jim' Pittsley, Sr.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:27 AM 

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. -- James A. "Jim" Pittsley, Sr., 66, of Watersmeet, Mich., died Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Eagle River Memorial Hospital in Eagle River after a long battle with cancer.


 


 

James Douglas Kreis Sr.

James Douglas Kreis, Sr. Charlotte Age 66, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 24, 2010 at a Lansing hospital. Mr. Kreis was born June 30, 1944 in Charlotte, a son of Conrad Kreis and Flora E. "Betty" Lusk. a retired Fisher Body employee, Jim was an avid bowler and golfer. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy L. Kreis, granddaughter, Nicole Holbrook; mother, "Betty" Kreis; father, Conrad Kreis; and brother, Gerald Russell Kreis. Surviving are four children, Carol (John) Morena of Eaton Rapids, James D. (Robin) Kreis, Jr. of DeWitt, Jamey (Tim) Wysocki of Zeeland and Kimberly Kreis of Lansing; special friend, Sharon Holwerda; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (John) Pottruff of Lyons; three brothers, Ronald (Kathy) Harkness and David A. Kreis (Shari White), both of Charlotte and Richard W. Kreis of Rumford, Maine; several nieces and nephews. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale, with Pastor Don Woolum officiating. Interment will be in Dimondale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those wishing may make donations to, in memory of Jim.


 


 

James E. 'Jim' Palm

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:28 AM

WAUSAU, Wis. -- James "Jim" E. Palm passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. from the effects of the final stages of Alzheimers. He passed peacefully in his sleep in Wausau. 


 


 

James J. Zamoyski

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:34 AM 

James J. Zamoyski, 63, died July 25, 2010. Mr. Zamoyski is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Joanna and Kathleen; brother, Thomas (Sylvia) Zamoyski; sister, Jan (Bill) Wagner; mother-in-law, Shirley Rudy; brother-in-law, Joseph (Joanne) Rudy; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


 


 

James Kenemer, 71

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

James Wesley Kenemer, age 71, of Holland, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010, at Hospice House of Holland. Memorial services will be at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, Holland, on Saturday, July 31, at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the service family and friends are welcome to a luncheon at New Richmond Baptist Church, 1909 Transport Road, south of Holland, just off Washington/56th Street.   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.


 


 

James M. Fitzstephens

Monday, July 19, 2010 6:21 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

James Michael “Jim” Fitzstephens, age 72, of Mendon, died Thursday July 15, 2010 at his home.   He was born in Pontiac, Mich., on Dec. 11, 1937, the son of J. Edward and Mary (Phelan) Fitzstephens.   The family moved to Mendon  in 1952 where he attended Mendon High School, and for a time resided in Chicago.   He was married to Joyce Schmidt in 1959; they were later divorced.   While residing in Mendon Jim worked at Carl Green’s filling station in Mendon and for Ronningen Research & Development in Vicksburg.  Most recently he was a truck driver for Vanguard Industries and Forrest River Paper Company.   He was married to Victoria McMillan on April 1, 1983 in Kalamazoo.  She died on Nov. 7, 1984. Jim is survived by five sons, Michael Fitzstephens (Sandy) of Schoolcraft, Daniel of Mattawan, Timothy of Schoolcraft, Scott of Santa Barbara, Calif., and David of Berrien Springs;  a step-daughter, Michelle McMillan of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Fitzstephens (Brenda) of Mumfordsville, Ky.; two sisters, Theresa Zmudka of Mendon, and Mary Ellen Cook (Charles) of Marcellus; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and by two brothers, Thomas and Patrick. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday July 21, 2010 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by burial in South Portage Cemetery.   Memorials may be directed to the family.  An online register is available and condolences may be left for the family at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com  


 


 

James W. Kaufman

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:43 AM 

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Jane Ann Schilling

Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:27 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jane Ann Schilling, 75, of Addison completed her journey in this life on July 21, 2010, at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, Illinois, under hospice care. She was born on April 7, 1935, in Greenville, Ohio, to William and Edna McVay. She married Richard L. Schilling on May 15, 1955, in Addison. She loved God and was a long-time member and servant of the Addison United Church. She loved children and retired from Addison Community Schools in 1997. She is survived by her husband, Richard Schilling of Addison; a daughter, Cindy (Steve) Kilburn of Texas; a son, Randy (Holly) Schilling of Illinois; a son, Denny (Nancy) Schilling of Minnesota; and grandchildren Josh Shelton, David Schilling, Hannah Schilling, Remmington Kilburn and Megan Kilburn, and many loved grand-animals. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Ricky Schilling; her father, William McVay; her mother, Edna Ingersoll; and her stepfather, Walter Ingersoll. “Some people only know one way of giving — with both hands, with all their hearts, without a second thought.” A celebration of Jane’s life of giving to all those she knew and loved is planned for Aug. 7, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., with her son, Randy Schilling, officiating at Addison United Church, 202 S. Talbot Street in Addison. The memorial service will be followed by a time to visit and share memories with her family. Memorial contributions may be made to Addison Fire Department or Addison United Church. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.  


 


 

Janet Smith

Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:24 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Janet Smith, age 77, of Adrian courageously lost her battle with recently diagnosed cancer. On Wednesday morning, July 21, 2010, she died peacefully with her daughters at her side, at her daughter and son-in-law’s Cheboygan lake house on Black Lake, where she frequently vacationed with them.   Janet was born in Detroit on Nov. 25, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Janet (Thomson) Wright. For 24 years she worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company where she had met her husband, Francis E. Smith. They were married on Sept. 7, 1957. Janet was a Red Hat Lady and enjoyed quilting, knitting  and playing bridge. She was active in her church where she served as an elder and also with the Stephens Ministry, giving comfort to others. She enjoyed travelling many places with her family.   Janet will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Cathy (Mark) Miller of Tecumseh and Cheryl (Joseph) Choronzy of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; six grandchildren, Allison (Justin) Bigelow of Armada, Brian (Jacklyn Turbett) Miller and Jason Miller, both of Tecumseh, Michael Choronzy of Menomonie, Wis., and Matthew and Christy Choronzy, both of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; sister, Elizabeth (Ernest) Andre of Harrisville; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Smith, and her parents. Thanks to Pastor Richard Mortimer, her Stephen Ministry “sisters,” family, friends and neighbors who all touched her life with cards, flowers, visits and phone calls. Janet appreciated the loving care she received at Lynwood Manor and Hospice of Lenawee. She was greatly loved by all who knew her and often stated “I’m so lucky,” and “I’m so blessed.”  A memorial service will be held Aug. 21, 2010, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh. As she wished, cremation has taken place.   Janet’s family has suggested that donations in her memory be given to Hospice of Lenawee, Hospice of the Straits or to the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh.   “Family is so important” and “Family is everything” were phrases frequently stated by Janet. Send an online condolence to the family of Janet Smith at www.chagnonfh.com.


 


 

Janice Stewart

Janice Stewart, long time 'Baby Nurse' of Memorial Medical Center, passed away Friday, July 23. A memorial service will be Aug. 5, 3 p.m. at Harbor Light Fellowship on S. Washington Ave. Jan retired f...


 


 

Jean McCurley-Letzgus

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Jeannine Ann Craig

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

Jeannine Ann Craig, age 61, of Adrian died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Adrian to Howard Lawrence and Vena Marie (Knierim) Alcock. Jeannine taught many grades in her 39-year career at Madison Schools, most recently teaching sixth grade math. She was a long-standing member of the National Education Associa­tion, the Michigan Education Association, and current president of the Madison Education Association. She had also served as an officer, past vice-president and chief negotiator for the Madison Education Association; she was a member of the Michigan Education Associa­tion Presidents Academy, member of the Lenawee County Education Associa­tion, and member of the school improvement team for the Madison School District. She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, crafts, camping, nature-watching and spending time with her animals. She is survived by a son, Scott Craig of Adrian; a daughter, Stacey Craig (Richard Estill) of East Lansing; and a brother, Dean (Judie) Alcock of Adrian; a sister, Christine Lorenz of Onsted; and her former husband, Stanley Craig of Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Casey. Funeral services for Jeannine will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeannine Craig Scholarship Fund. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Jeffrey Arens, 47

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jeffrey Scott Arens , 47, of Zeeland, died July 24, 2010. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ottawa Reformed Church. Burial will be in Robinson Township Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes,Northwood Chapel. www.lifestorynet.com


 


 

Jerome Walczak

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM

Jerome Walczak Jerome Walczak, age 49, died July 26, 2010. Jerome was president of St. Louise Ushers Club, member of the parish council, lecture, and festival publicity chairperson. Beloved son of Helen and Joseph. Loving brother of Christine Bebbington. Dearest uncle of Nicole and Joe. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-8:30 p.m. Scripture service Thursday 7 p.m. at the David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Road (one block north of 12 Mile Road) Warren. Instate Friday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Louise Catholic Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.


 


 

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. 


 


 

Jim K. Bockstanz

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:29 AM 

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JoAnne K. Adair

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:34 AM 

JoAnne K. (Milbocker) Adair, 55, of Gaylord died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at her home. 


 


 

Joan L. Wolf

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Joanne P. Breski

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Joanne P. Breski Joanne P. Breski, age 69, of Warren, died July 24, 2010, at St John Macomb Hospital. Mrs. Breski is survived by her 7 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Leonard and Phoebe Nowaczewski and brother Jerome. Visitation is Friday noon-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. time of service at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke, Center Line. Memorials to the family appreciated.


 


 

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 O. Robidoux

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:20 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John O. Robidoux, age, 53 of Addison passed away athome July 20, 2010, surrounded by his loving family after acourageous battle with cancer. Hewas bornin Addison hospital March 20, 1957. John is survived by his wife of almost 28 years, Susan (Lovitt) Robidoux; children, Shayne, Sarah (Chris) Orrell and Cody; his parents, Robert and Patricia Rodda; brothers, Bob (Nancy) Robidoux, Tim Rodda, Jeff (Missy) Rodda, and sister Pam (Vince) Kramer. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. John graduated from Columbia Central in 1975. After graduation, John continued his life-long love of farming. John also devoted his energy to his career with Melling Tool for 30 years. His pride and joy was his family, his farm, spending time with his friends, staying at the cabin that he built with his family and friends in the U.P. and he also enjoyed hunting. In fulfillment of John’s wishes, Sarah and Chris were married at his bedside on July 20, surrounded by family in a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at the Addison Fire Department, Station #3, 4111 Round Lake Highway, Manitou Beach. Luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated. Arrangements are en­trusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.


 


 

John W. May, 55

Monday, July 26, 2010 9:35 AM 

John W. May, 55, of Petoskey, died July 22, 2010, in Mount Prospect, Ill. 


 


 

Joseph E. Vettraino

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Joseph E. Vettraino Joseph E. Vettraino, age 88. July 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Blanche (LaBranche). Loving father of Richard Vettraino. Proud grandfather of Heather Vettraino. Dear brother of Fred (Virginia), Ann (Jerry) Mularoni and the late Phil (husband of Rose), and Carmen. Also many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Member of American Legion Post #4 and Knights of Columbus Fr. Solanus. Joe was a volunteer at Mt. Clemens Regional Hospital for many years. At St. Valarie Parish he taught Religious-ED, was an usher, lector, and minister of the Eucharist. Joe also gave prayer at local funeral homes for loved ones who have passed. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2-9 p.m. with evening prayers 8 p.m. Funeral Friday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Road (off Metro Parkway, E. of Gratiot) Instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m.. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to San Francesco Orphans Club appreciated by family. Memories to be shared at www.bcfh.com


 


 

Josephine Capozzoli

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Josephine Capozzoli Josephine Capozzoli (nee Bologna), age 92. July 25, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Herman. Loving mother of Paul, Frank (Cynthia), Joann (Ron) McClain and the late Theodore. Proud grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of seven. One of 11 children, survived by her sisters Beatrice Vitale and Rose Tranchida. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memories to be shared at www.bcfh.com.


 


 

Joyce I. Jacobs

Friday, July 23, 2010 9:34 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Joyce I. Jacobs,  age 79, of Tecumseh was called home to be with God on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 5, 1931, in Clinton, Mich., the daughter of Wesley P. Loyd and Ethel J. (Brooks) Loyd. She married her beloved husband, Edward P. Jacobs Sr., on Dec. 24, 1946, who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2006. Joyce was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Underwood-Orr Post #34 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4187. She enjoyed family gatherings, bowling, playing cards, crossword puzzles, her beloved pets, Snowball and Joey, and Detroit Tigers baseball. Joyce is survived by her children, Linda (Glenn) Kinney of Hudson, Edward P. Jacobs Jr. of Pittsford and Tina L. Lake of Circleville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Gregory (Michelle) Kinney, Joseph (Laura) Kinney, Michael (Emily) Jacobs, Jeremy Jacobs, Michelle (Nicholas) Howard and Jennifer Lake; four great-grandchildren, Casey, Elizabeth, Emily and Olivia; one great-great-grandson, Benjamin; one great-great-granddaughter, Lauren; one sister, Barbara J. VanTuyle of Clinton, and many dear nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Ed, she was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Jessica Jacobs; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Family and friends may call at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. A Rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Friday at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.


 


 

Joyce M. (nee Trongo) Roemer

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM

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Judith A. Gulette

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:43 AM 

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Judith A. Masseau *

60, of Lansing, V.F.W. Post #6132 canteen manager, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today at Tiffany Funeral Home. 


 


 

Judy K. Higgins

Monday, July 19, 2010 6:41 AM 

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Julie Marie Budzynski, 48

Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:34 PM 

Julie Marie Budzynski, 48, of Harbor Springs, passed away July 21, 2010, at her Readmond Township home.


 


 

Katherine M. 'Katie' Carpenter

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Katherine M. “Katie” Carpenter of Jonesville passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Care Link of Jackson. She was born March 24, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of John and Borghild (Birkeland) Kelly. She is survived by four children, Janis (Jim) Gower, Jackie (Royce) Dear, Robert (Joyce) Carpenter and Fred (Colleen) Carpenter; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Jeanette (Don) Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carpenter and her daughter, Judy Carpenter Jones. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the North Adams United Methodist Church. At her request anatomical donation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the North Adams United Methodist Church.   Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605


 


 

Kathryn R. Babin

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:33 AM 

Additional information has been received for the obituary for Kathryn R. Babin, 95, of Monroe who died Friday at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. 


 


 

Kathryn R. Babin April 3, 1915-July 23, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:33 AM 

Kathryn R. Babin, 95, of Monroe, died at 12:08 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. 


 


 

Keith L. Dennison

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:48 AM 

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Kenneth L. Kolassa

Monday, July 26, 2010 5:58 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Kenneth L. Kolassa, 66, of Battle Creek and formerly of Bronson, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Battle Creek Health System. Kenneth was born May 3, 1944, in Coldwater to Theodore and Alberta (Herman) Kolassa. He married Janet Graver on Sept. 7, 1968, in Bronson. Mr. Kolassa worked in the Media Department for Kellogg Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1998, then for the Battle Creek Public School System for six years at the Math and Science Center. Surviving are his wife Janet; sons, Michael (Kim) Kolassa of Marshall and Jim (Michelle) Kolassa of Battle Creek; a brother, Richard (Cinda) Kolassa of Coldwater; grandchildren Haley and Lindsey Luke, Alyson, Hunter, Katelyn and Easton (Petey) Kolassa. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today with the Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Assumption Church in Bronson. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bronson. Memorials may be directed to the Wattles Park Men’s Club in Battle Creek.


 


 

Kenneth Myron Fafford

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:09 AM 

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Kenneth Myron Fafford, 61, of Edwardsville, Ill., passed away on March 6, 2010, after a gallant battle with cancer. 


 


 

LINDA COMARTIN

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

COMARTIN, LINDA; of Lake Orion; formerly of St. Clair Beach, Ontario; July 26, 2010; age 62. 


 


 

Laureen Mary Madigan, 78

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:55 AM

Laureen Mary Madigan, 78, of Greenville, N.C., crossed over to live in eternity with her Heavenly Father on July 18, 2010, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C. 


 


 

Leon F. Miller *

80, of St. Johns, retired General Motors skilled trades, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns.


 


 

Leona E. Wegner

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:03 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Leona Elizabeth Wegner, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital. Leona was born Aug. 25, 1912, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late August and Ella (Schweder) Siefert. On Nov. 24, 1934, she married Harold C. Wegner in Sturgis. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2000. Leona was a homemaker and had lived all of her life in the Sturgis area, graduating from Sturgis High School with the class of 1930.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis, and a former member of St.John’s Lutheran Church. She sang in both choirs and many funerals and also WTRC Elkhart radio station. She was a board member of Freedom and Fawn River school districts.She was a charter member of the original county school board and the now St. Joseph County ISD for 24 years. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy L. (Alvin) Inman, and a son, David L. (Diane) Wegner, both of Sturgis; seven grandchildren, Kalyn (Timothy) Pulling of Sturgis, Kurt (Marcia) Inman of Sturgis, Kristi (Michael) Bronstetter of Sturgis, Dawn (Corey) Kauffman of Sturgis, Donna Wegner (Rachael Byre) of Fort Wayne, Ind., Deedra (Craig) Triezenberg of Broomfield, Colo., and Danielle Wegner (Synda Gaglio) of Houston; 10 great-grandchildren, Eric (Jessica) Pulling of Raleigh, N.C., Jaime Pulling (Brenda Allen) of Dubbo, Australia, Ella Inman of Sturgis, Gretchen Inman of Sturgis, Hannah Bronstetter of Sturgis, Emma Bronstetter of Sturgis, Courtney (Tyler) Voorus of Broomfield, Alexa Kauffman of Broomfield, Tori Triezenberg of Broomfield and Maci Triezenberg of Broomfield; and a great-great-grandchild, Claire Pulling, of Raleigh. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon  and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with the Revs. Calvin J. Kolzow Jr. and Michael A. Klafehn will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery  in Sturgis.   If desired, the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Leona to Trinity Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the Funeral Home and Church.


 


 

Linda De Boe, 64

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Linda K. De Boe, 64, of Holland, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in Holland Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd St. Burial will be in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.   Obituaries notice: Holland Sentinel print and E-Edition subscribers receive access to the full, detailed obituary announcements. To read the full obituaries, subscribe to The Holland Sentinel in print, or the online E-Edition. E-Edition obituary publish dates may differ from the date on which you are reading this. E-Edition archives go back 30 days.


 


 

Linda Lee Ultsch

Friday, July 23, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Linda M. "T.T. Linda" Harper-Worthem

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:43 AM 

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Louis W. Kai

Saturday, July 24, 2010 3:02 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Louis W. Kai, 79, of Sturgis, died peacefully at his home Friday, July 23, 2010, after an extended illness. He was born March 29, 1931, in Kalamazoo, a son of Harold and Inez (Hodgman)Kai. He had been a resident of MiddleLake in Sturgis for 23 years, coming from Marcellus. He was a veteran of theU.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Audrey D. Crampton in Marcellus. He was employed in the recreational vehicle industry all of his life, retiring fromCoachman in 1994. He enjoyed working in his shop, fishing in his old boat on Middle Lake, growing flowers and watching wildlife and birds. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Audrey D. Kai of Sturgis; a daughter, Bridget Hoersten of Vicksburg; a granddaughter, Amanda (John)Bach of Galesburg; a sister-in-law, Marla (Marshall)Wyman of Portage; and a brother-in-law, Charles (Mildred) Goodoff of Vacaville, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son,Kevin P. Kai; and a sister, Dora Parish. Visitation is private. Arrangements were made by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Private graveside services will take place at Poe Cemetery in Jones, with the Rev.Gary Carr, pastor of Corey Church of theNazarene, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Sturgis Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  


 


 

MALACHI ISAAC WILSON

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:54 PM

A memorial service has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home for Malachi Isaac Wilson, son of Shaun Wilson and Jamie Ish of Monroe, who was stillborn July 19. 


 


 

MARY L. (DAMRON) SIGMON

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

SIGMON, MARY L. (DAMRON); 67; of Ferndale, formerly of Crum, West Virginia; died Tuesday, July 27, 2010; in Royal Oak. 


 


 

MAXINE M. MINOR

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

MINOR, MAXINE M.; of Waterford, formerly of Novi; July 24, 2010; at age 90. 


 


 

Mable Otis

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:47 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mable Otis, 98, of Coldwater, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. A service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Lester Cemetery in Algansee Township. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home. Mable was born Jan. 27, 1912 in Batavia Township to John and Mary (Culver) Johnson. She married Morris Otis on Aug. 8, 1927 in Branch County. He preceded her in death in September of 1973. Mable has been a life long resident of Branch County. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Otis had formerly attended the Coldwater First Church of Christ and was a member of the former Dorrance Extension Group. She loved gardening and flowers and was an excellent cook. Mable especially loved baking and was known for her delicious pies. Most of all, Mable loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mable is survived by her sons Clifton Otis of Coldwater, Clayton (Barbara) Otis of Goodrich, Leonard (Betty) Otis of New Paris, Ind. and Lyle (Joyce) Otis of Coldwater, his daughters Rosella (Jack) Luse of Hudson, N.C. and Doris (Ben) Lounds of Coldwater, special neighbor Irma Osborn of Coldwater, 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Marie Fenner and Mildred Bellaire, brothers Jake and Harry Johnson and infant sister Dorothy May Johnson. Memorial may be directed to the Charity of One’s Choice.


 


 

Maggie Odell Underhill

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Marc Donald Moore, 36

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:40 AM 

Marc Donald Moore, age 36, of Boyne City, died unexpectedly July 19, 2010, at his apartment in Boyne City. 


 


 

Margaret A. Leighton

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:21 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Margaret A. Leighton, age 91, of Tecumseh went to be withher Lordand Savior,July 21,2010,at homesurroundedby her family. Margaret wasborn April16, 1919, in Britton, Mich., the daughter of Ford and Doris (Zeluff) Exelby. After graduating from Britton High School in 1936, she received in 1940 her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State Normal College. Muskegon Heights was her first teaching position and at this time she met and married Edward “Bud” Leighton, settling on Pottawatamie Street in Tecumseh where she continued to live. Margaret was a very dedicated elementary teacher at Lincoln, New McKinley, Birdsall and Alexander Schools in Adrian, retiring after 34 years of service. In 1957 she married Robert Hoekstra and enjoyed many friends and dances at the Tecumseh Country Club and a great trip to Europe. She had many great adventures traveling to Europe, the Caribbean and Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and all through the United States with travel groups and good friends.   Margaret was a very dedicated church member, active in the Mary Martha Circle and the turkey suppers. She was the oldest living female member of the Britton Congregational Christian Church. Her memberships included the Michigan Edu­cation Association, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (Lenawee), Busi­ness and Professional Women’s Association (Tecum­-seh and Adrian), and the Herrick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary — volunteering more than 3,000 hours. Her friends were many and of all ages, from the 3-year-old next door to her 103-year-old good friend, Mrs. Claxton. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Susan (Richard) Dembinsky of Port Orange, Fla., and Betty Foltz of Ann Arbor, Mich.; grandchildren, Mark Dembinsky of Alexandria, Va., and Christopher (Heather) Dembinsky of New Smyrna, Fla.; nephews, Wesley (Suzy) Exelby of Britton, Mich., and Dan Exelby of Brooklyn, Mich.; and cousins, Polly Judd, Patti Diaz and Joanne Houghton. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Peggy Jean; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Alice Exelby. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. David Welcome officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 22 and 23, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Britton Congregational Christian Church, 384 E. Chicago Blvd., Britton, MI 49229 or Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson, 900 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49202. Condo­lences to the family may be made at www.pursefuenralhome.com.


 


 

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. 


 


 

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.


 


 

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.


 


 

Marjorie H. Mitchell

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Marjorie H. Mitchell, age 82, of Adrian died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.  


 


 

Mark D. Fish

Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:25 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mark D. Fish, age 56, of Adrian passed away July 16, 2010, at home. He was born May 5, 1955, in Columbia Twp., Mich., the son of Maurice and Gertrude Fish.   He was graduate of Onsted High School, Class of 1972. Mark loved writing sports and Christian articles.    He is survived by his mother, Gertrude Fish, of Onsted; his brother, Steven Fish; two sisters, Pamela DeHaan and Caryl (John) Ruttkofsky; four nephews; two nieces; and uncle Charles Fish. He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice. Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at New Jerusalem Christian Fellowship, Cement City, with Pastor Robert Norman officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of service.     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to New Jerusalem Christian Fellowship of charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements by J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Mark Koeman, 61

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:47 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mark Koeman, 61, of Colorado, died July 23, 2010. A private service will be held at a later date.   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.


 


 

Mark Scheuer, 49

Monday, July 26, 2010 5:30 AM - Staff reports 

Mark Scheuer, 49, of Holland, died accidently Friday, July 23, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Yntema Funeral Home in Zeeland.


 


 

Martha Ann Koszut

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:12 AM - Staff reports 

Martha Ann Koszut, 86, of Levering, passed away July 14 at home. She was born August 29, 1923 in Wyandotte, Mich., to Louis and Catherine (Major) Gajan. Martha is survived by her husband, Peter; sister, Helen Zdunczyk of Florida; cousin, Sylvia (Gerald) Jagielski of Wyandotte; many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Koszut was preceded in death by her son, Peter Alan Koszut in 1991. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Clements Catholic Church in Pellston on Thursday at 11 a.m. Arrangements are in care of Beck Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Vital Care or St. Clements Catholic Church in memory of Martha Koszut On line condolences at www.beckfuneralhome.org  


 


 

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


 


 

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 Jane McClain

Monday, July 19, 2010 6:20 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary Jane McClain, age 77, of Yuma, Ariz., and formerly of Constantine, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson, Mo. She was born in White Pigeon, Mich., on April 10, 1933, a daughter of William S.and Edna Mae (Simpson) McClain. Mary Jane graduated from Constantine High School in 1951 where she had been a cheerleader and band member. She worked as a lab tech at Miles & Whitehall Labs in Elkhart, Ind., and played on the company softball team. She also worked as an administrator at Alumiform, retiring in 1974. In 1977, she moved to Yuma, Ariz.  Mary Jane was a member of the United Church of God in Yuma. Surviving are her sister Betty Mae Bontrager of White Pigeon; brothers, William “Bill” (Fern) McClain of Constantine and Charles (Betty) McClain of Constantine; sisters-in law Mary McClain and Gladys McClain; many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Dean nd Clayton McClain; sister-in-law, Beverly McClain; and brother-in-law, Neal Bontrager. Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday from 11a.m. -2 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine, where Religious Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Randy Duke officiating. Interment will be at Mottville Township Cemetery White Pigeon. Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Hospice, 10 Doctors Park, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Mary Weiderman

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Mary Jofred Christine Weiderman, 95, of Sturgis, owner and operator with her husband of Weiderman Fruit Farm in Sturgis for 52 years, went to be with her Lord on Saturday evening, July 24, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born May 2, 1915, in Summit, N.J., a daughter of the late E.G. and Lilly (Alfsen) Dillon. Mary had resided in Sturgis most of her life, and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1934.She was named the female athlete of her class. On Oct. 14, 1938 she married Kenneth Donald Weiderman in Sturgis. He died March 15, 2001. She was a longtime faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis, where she had served with the altar guild, ladies aid and sang in the choir. She enjoyed driving, especially her golf cart. Mary and Ken enjoyed traveling throughout the United States including California, the east coast and a trip to Norway, and she loved time spent with her family. She was proud to have ridden in the Sturgis Toy Run the past two years. Mary also enjoyed playing bingo at Thurston Woods, and she was one of the founding members of the Sturgis area TOPS program. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Oxender of Sturgis and Sharon (Mike) Webb of Stevensville; four sons, Kenneth D. (Marge) Weiderman, Jr. of Arlington, Texas, Allen (Irene) Weiderman of Jacksonville, Fla., David (Cindy) Weiderman of Sturgis and Jim (Barbara) Weiderman of Sturgis; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward (Elizabeth) Dillon of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Dillon of Memphis, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, David Dillon, James Dillon and Adolf Dillon; and a nephew, Bruce Dillon. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes  Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Weiderman will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sturgis. The Rev. Paul Stern 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. Weiderman’s memory consider the St. John’s Lutheran Church or the St. John’s Lutheran Church Choir, 1108 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.


 


 

Max E. Hassett

Max E. Hassett Charlotte Age 76, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 24, 2010. Max was born August 19, 1933 in the Traverse City area, the son of Floyd and Lillian (Snyder) Hassett. He proudly served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Navy. Max retired from General Motors after 22 years of service. He loved to fish and spend time tinkering in his woodworking shop. He loved the freedom of the sky and the open road, having his privated pilots license and taking many a motorcycle trip around the country. Most important in Max's life was his love for his family. Max was preceded in death by his son, Aaron Hassett and sister, Doris Dow. Surviving are his wife of 7½years, Nancy; son, Eric Hassett; stepdaughters, Jody (Ron) Karl and Lori (Tom) Mason; grandchildren, Amy (Nate) Arnold and Tammy (Eric) Rose; 9 step grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, Ethan and McKenzie Arnold; 19 step great-grandchildren; stepmother, Ruth Clark; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Hassett; stepsister, Pat (David) Allen; stepbrothers, Butch (Jana) Hassett and Mike Hassett. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Klein as Celebrant. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel and Thursday from 9:45 a.m. until service time at the church. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers' Disease Association or the, in memory of Max Hassett. Friends may sign the online guestbook at


 


 

Maxine A. Merchant *

80, of Lansing, died Sunday. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 


 


 

Melaney Sue Lindsay July 25, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:53 PM 

Melaney Sue Lindsay, age 48, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Monroe, Mich., passed away Sun., July 25, 2010 at her parents’ home in Rutledge, Tenn. after a two-year battle with cancer.


 


 

Michael Edward Green

Monday, July 26, 2010 7:05 AM 

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Michael J. Bowman, Sr.

Friday, July 23, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Michael J. Lefcheck Oct. 15, 1941-July 23, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:46 PM 

Michael J. Lefcheck, 68 of Temperance, died at 4:39 p.m. Friday in Toledo Hospital where he had been for two weeks. 


 


 

Michael Joseph Burke, 63

Monday, July 26, 2010 8:49 AM

Michael Joseph Burke, 63, passed away in his Petoskey apartment on July 17, 2010. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 30, 1946, the son of Stanley and Lee Burke. Mike grew up in Pellston, and was a graduate of Petoskey St. Francis Xavier High School. He loved to fish, hunt and cook.


 


 

Michael Joseph Gardner, 65

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:52 AM 

Michael Joseph Gardner, 65, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., my best friend, awesome husband, great father, grandpa (papa) and brother, went home to be with his Lord July 12, 2010, at home. 


 


 

Mildred May Bocci

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Mildred May Bocci Mildred May Bocci (Hughes), age 92, of Clinton Township. Beloved wife of the late Victor. Dear mother of Gerald (Jeanne) Bocci and Charlene Westen. Proud grandmother of Kimberly (Richard) Treier, David (Denise) Burmeister, Michael (Shawn) Burmeister, Jeffrey (Mary) Burmeister, Jerry (Courtney) Bocci Jr., Geralyn (David) Turner, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law, Lucy Boccia, and brother-in-law, Eugene (Grace) Pirrami. Mildred retired from J.L. Hudson and was an active member and volunteer of the Clinton Township Senior Center. She was also a member of The School of Government. Visitation Wednesday, 2-8 p.m. and Thursday, 11 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mi. Rd.) Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to McLaren Hospice would be appreciated, 12900 Hall Rd. Ste. 200, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com


 


 

Myrtle (Stowe) Hayes *

82, of Lansing, retired U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.


 


 

Nancy Ann Quain

Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Nancy E. Merrill *

75, of Lansing, died Friday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 


 


 

Nellie O'Kane, 68

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:54 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Nellie Sue O’Kane, 68, of Holland, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.   Arrangements pending Chappell Funeral Home in Fennville. 


 


 

Nile Martin Moore, 60

Monday, July 19, 2010 8:13 AM 

Nile Martin Moore, age 60, of Boyne City, died July 17, 2010, at his home. 


 


 

Nina Denton, 38

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Harlene “Nina” Denton, age 38, of Holland, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010, in Jamestown, NY. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, corner of 13th and Maple with Father Charles Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 West 32nd Street, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will take place in Graafschap Cemetery immediately following services. Reception luncheon will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 650 E 24th St. Arrangements by Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Mulder Chapel, www.lifestorynet.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.


 


 

Norman G. Miller, 93

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:58 AM 

Norman G. Miller, 93, died peacefully at Hiland Cottage Monday, July 19, 2010. 


 


 

Norman George Miller, 93

Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:34 PM 

Norman George Miller, 93, a lifelong resident of Petoskey, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. 


 


 

Obituary: Carl M. Campbell

Monday, July 26, 2010 8:34 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Carl Melvin Campbell, 80, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his home. He was born April 3, 1930 in Shepherd, Tennessee to Bruce and Flora Ann (Hughes) Campbell. He was married April 7, 1952 to Delia Green and she preceded him in death in 2009. Carl was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Motors Corporation. Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Sawyer of Hillsdale, Sandra (Melvin) Johnson of Osseo and Peggy Strachan of Taylor; two sons, Stephen Campbell of Hudson and David Campbell of New Haven; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Louise Stewart, Joyce Headrick, Margaret Browning, Juanita Huges, Walter Huges, James Huges and David Huges. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sharon Ortwine; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Carl Campbell will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Thomas Mann officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Kirby Cemetery in Adams Township. The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family of Carl Campbell. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Obituary: David S. Hersh

Thursday, July 22, 2010 11:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

David Stanley Hersh, 89, of North Adams, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Hillsdale County, the son of Lucian and Ada (Lovett) Hersh. He is survived by his wife, Zellia (Wells) Hersh whom he married on June 10, 1945; three children, Phyllis (John) Modisett of Belton, Texas, Stanley Hersh of North Adams and Alice (Frank) MacCue of Macon, N.C.; son-in-law, Geroge Winchell of Stanton; three grandchildren, Andrew (Angela) Modisett, Phillip Modisett and Paul Winchell; two great-grandchildren, Carsyn and Tristan Modisett; several nieces and nephews and a German exchange daughter, Friederike Monschau. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Marcia Winchell; two brothers, Robert and Harold Hersh and two sisters, Barbara Randall and Donna Zimmerman. Mr. Hersh worked as a painter for many years and painted many barns in the Hillsdale County area and he also worked as a farmer for many years and had served as a 4-H Leader. He was a member of the Somerset Center United Methodist Church and a former member of the Adams Township Grange. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking and his biggest joy was working with the Iris flowers and sharing them with others. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service to honor the life of Mr. David Stanley Hersh will be held at the Somerset Center United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Jeanne Koughn officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Somerset Center United Methodist Church or to the Salvation Army. Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605


 


 

Obituary: Ernest B. Kaetzel

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:02 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ernest B. Kaetzel, 94, of Litchfield, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Laurels of Coldwater.  Born Dec. 19, 1915, in Hillsdale County, he was the son of Charles and Elsie (Faulk) Kaetzel and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1936.   Ernie served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941-1945 and had been employed at the Litchfield Dairy and Simpson Industries, Litchfield. He was a member of the Litchfield Congregational Church, Litchfield American Legion, and Franklin Masonic  Lodge F&AM.   On July 12, 1942, he married Nora Kay Shepard and she preceded him in death in 2003. He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Kaetzel    of Litchfield and sister Helen (Donald) Gauger of Reading. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Eddie Kaetzel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Litchfield Congregational Church with the Rev. Michael Murray officiating.  Interment will follow in Allen Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield.   Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield District Library or a charity of donor’s choice.


 


 

Obituary: Evelyn Learman

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:03 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Evelyn Learman, 48, of Northville, died July 2, 2010. She was born June 25, 1962, in Hillsdale. She was the beloved wife of Robert for 26 years; Loving mother of Jason, Melissa, Krista and Amanda; Dearest daughter of Ralph and Marian Deitzen and sister of Vince (Denise) Deitzen and Anthony Deitzen. Please see the story of Evelyn's life and leave a message at the online guestbook at: www.mccabefuneralhome.com.  


 


 

Obituary: Gordon E. Nash

Friday, July 23, 2010 8:19 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Gordon E. Nash, age 89, of Adrian, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Provincial House.  He was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Detroit to Thomas and Jessie (Jameison) Nash. He graduated from Wayne High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp., 32nd Division from 1940 to 1943. On March 31, 1942, he married Helen Vakarcs. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1996. He married Phyllis Kniffen July 11, 1999, in Adrian and she survives. Gordon had been employed by the Adrian Girls’ Training School for eight years and then by Chevrolet Motor Division in Adrian for 10 years, retiring on Jan. 31, 1985. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Adrian. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Amy (William) Podobinski of Pittsburgh; two step-daughters, Carol (Bill) Dunn of Williamston and Joyce (James) Nickless of Adrian; a brother, Donald Nash of Pittsford; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Helen, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eunice Knox. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with the Rev. Linda Farley and his son-in-law, the Rev. William Podobinski officiating. Burial will be in Church’s Corners Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the First Christian Church of Adrian.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 


 

Obituary: Jewell D. Jansen-Pearce

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:06 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Jewell D. Jansen-Pearce, 100, of Hillsdale, entered into the loving hands of God, Sunday, July 18, 2010 at her home. She was born March 7, 1910 in Sturgis, S.D. to Nicholas and Katherine (Lis) Mulheim. She was married to Lt. Clements A. Jansen who passed away in 1945, she later married Theodore Jansen who passed away in 1977, and then married John Pearce who preceded her in death in 1992. Surviving are two sons, Ted (Penny) Jansen of Hillsdale and Dale (Mary) Jansen of Leesburg, Fla.; a granddaughter Jasmine Jansen of Hillsdale; in addition to 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Jewell was preceded in death by her parents, a son Bruce, and a sister, Clementine Townsend. Graveside funeral services for Jewell Jansen-Pearce will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Irving Park Cemetery in Chicago, Ill. The family will receive friends for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27 at the Hillsdale Nazarene Church. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home, Hillsdale. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society. To view this obituary and send condolences please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.  


 


 

Obituary: John O. Robidoux

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:04 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

John O. Robidoux, 53, of Addison, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2010, at his home. Memorial services are pending. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.


 


 

Obituary: Katherine M. 'Katie' Carpenter

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Katherine M. ‘Katie’ Carpenter March 24, 1919 — July 20, 2010 Katherine “Katie” M. Carpenter of Jonesville passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Care Link of Jackson. She was born March 24, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of John and Borghild (Birkeland) Kelly. She is survived by four children, Janis (Jim) Gower, Jackie (Royce) Dear, Robert (Joyce) Carpenter and Fred (Colleen) Carpenter; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Jeanette (Don) Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carpenter and her daughter, Judy Carpenter Jones. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the North Adams United Methodist Church. At her request anatomical donation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the North Adams United Methodist Church.   Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605


 


 

Obituary: Olin D. 'Oly' Firestone

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:01 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Olin D. “Oly” Firestone passed away on July 19, 2010. He was 68. He was born Oct. 25, 1941. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind.,  with a dinner to follow at the Fremont American Legion. According to Olin’s wishes, cremation will  follow the visitation, and a private graveside service will be held at  a later date.


 


 

Obituary: Olin Firestone

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:09 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Olin D. ‘Oly’ Firestone Oct. 25, 1941 — July 19, 2010 Olin D. “Oly” Firestone passed away on July 19, 2010. He was 68. He was born Oct. 25, 1941. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind.,  with a dinner to follow at the Fremont American Legion. According to Olin’s wishes, cremation will  follow the visitation, and a private graveside service will be held at  a later date.  


 


 

Obituary: Patricia Ruth 'Pat' DeVoe

Friday, July 23, 2010 8:22 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Patricia Ruth “Pat” DeVoe, 68, Hillsdale, formerly of Ypsilanti, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born March 20, 1942, in Ypsilanti, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Hockrine) Lincoln. She is survived by her husband, Clyde DeVoe whom she married on Dec. 31, 1962; one daughter, Susan Taylor of Brooklyn, Mich.; one step-son, Clyde DeVoe, Jr. of Dexter; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, David (Linda) Lincoln of Palacios, Texas and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary A. Strain on April 30, 2010, and her beloved Bassett Hound, “Shadow.” Pat retired from the University of Michigan Hospital after 30 years of service where she worked as a patient transporter and she attended the Frontier United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and she was gifted at cooking and crocheting. She was also an avid outdoors person who enjoyed gardening and animals. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Patricia Ruth “Pat” DeVoe will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Lee officiating. Interment will take place in the Frontier Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Hillsdale. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society. Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home – Hillsdale 517-437-0605


 


 

Obituary: Raymond R. Lacy

Friday, July 23, 2010 8:20 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

Raymond R. Lacy, 61, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010, at The Laurels of Coldwater.  He was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Battle Creek, to George and Frances (Kuzma) Lacy.  He was married Nov. 21, 1984 to Vicki Kilmer and she survives. Ray was a resident of the Hillsdale area the majority of his life and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era. Surviving besides his wife Vicki are a stepdaughter, Kelly Shiverdecker and Cris Shell of Akron, Ohio; two step-grandchildren, Angel Shiverdecker and Cristopher Shell. At Ray’s request, cremation will take place.  There will be no visitation or calling hours.  A private family interment will take place at the Floral Lawn Cemetery in Battle Creek.  Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Obituary: Ronald D. Sowle

Thursday, July 22, 2010 11:31 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ronald D. Sowle, 69, of Hudson passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. He was born July 25, 1940, the son of Alfred and Ruth (Gottschalk) Sowle. Ron graduated from Coldwater High School Class of 1958 and was a retired Rodeo Cowboy. He was a Gold Card member of the International Professional Rodeo Association and the Mid-States Rodeo Association, winning multiple events and All Around titles in the rough stock riding events. He also participated in the Michigan Team Penning Association and enjoyed trail riding with his friends. Ron dearly loved his children, grandchildren and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Surviving Ron are his parents, Alfred (Ruth) Sowle of Coldwater; his significant other, Shelly Bowen of Quincy; four children, Scott Sowle of Seattle, Washington, Gregg Grubb of Haslett, Jim (Donna) Sowle of Frisco, Texas and Pam (Kevin) Nash of Elsie; seven grandchildren, Heather, Thomas, Candace, Forrest, Jessica, Josie and Jolene; one twin brother, Donald (Doris) Sowle of Bronson. Funeral services for Ron will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Charles VanKeuren officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the time of service on Saturday. Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences at eaglefuneralhomes.com.


 


 

PATRICIA L MACISAAC

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

MACISAAC, PATRICIA L.; of Waterford; July 26, 2010; age 50.


 


 

PAULA KATHRINE WOOD

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

WOOD, PAULA KATHRINE; of Clarkston; died July 25, 2010; at 64 years of age. 


 


 

POTTS, BARBARA VIVIAN

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

POTTS, BARBARA VIVIAN; born May 20, 1911 to Charles and Ethel Sprague in Muncie, IN; died July 25, 2010. 


 


 

Pastor Paula Rae Marrs Dec. 23, 1946-July 25, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:54 PM 

Paula Rae Inglehart was born in Adrian, Michigan on December 23, 1946.


 


 

Patricia June Wortinger

Monday, July 19, 2010 6:20 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Patricia June Wortinger, age 56, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family.   She was born in Three Rivers, Mich., on Jan. 24, 1954, the daughter of Robert J. and June A. (Lunger) Wessell. Patty graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1972.  She graduated with her L.P.N. from Glen Oaks Community College and began working for Three Rivers Hospital.  She later went to work for the Three Rivers Health Clinic and later for Dr. Don Schimnoski ,M.D., for over 25 years. On April 11, 1975, Patty married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Wortinger, and together they raised three beautiful daughters, Rebecca (Steven) Torres, Amanda (Glenn) Winters, and Jennifer (Joshua) Barner, all of Three Rivers; three grandchildren, A.J. Torres, Rory Winters, and Lizzie Torres; mother-in-law, Kathleen Wortinger and sister-in-law, Cinda Forbush, both of Three Rivers; uncle, Norman Wessell, of Centreville, Mich., and niece and nephew, Sheramy and Lee Forbush. Patty truly loved and was devoted to her family, husband, children and grandchildren.  She was very active in her early years in the Three Rivers Band Boosters and Girl Scouts. Patty was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Steve Wessell. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Chris Johnson officiating. Interment will be held in White Pigeon Cemetery. Memorials may be donated to the Patricia J. Wortinger Nursing Scholarship c/o Glen Oaks Community College.  Envelopes available at the funeral home.  


 


 

Patrick Gerald Norton

Patrick Gerald Norton, 49, of Gladwin, passed away suddenly, on Monday, July 12, 2010. 


 


 

Philip E. Koelzer *

88, of Portland, died Saturday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.


 


 

Phyllis (Aguinaga) Cardenas

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Ralph H. Fetting

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:29 AM 

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Ralph W. Hunter

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:29 AM 

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Ralph W. McGinley

Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Raymond A. Olson

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:30 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Raymond A. Olson, 77, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. 


 


 

Raymond E. Leitz

Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Raymond Miller

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:40 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Raymond Wayne Miller, age 10, passed away unexpectedly due to an accident at home on Monday, July 19, 2010. He was born March 26, 2000, a son of Melvin and Ailene (Kauffman) Miller in Sturgis. He is survived by his parents; four sisters, Martha Louise, Rachel Mae, Luella Fern and Ruth Ann; three brothers, Norman Levi, Herman Eli and John Henry; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Martha Kauffman; paternal grandmother Sara Mae Miller; and many aunts uncles and dear cousins. Raymond is preceded in death by paternal grandfather Alvin Miller; a cousin, Melvin N. Miller; and an uncle, Albert Melvin Kauffman. Services will be held at 9 a.m.Friday at the house, W1834 Gillette Drive, Dalton, Wis., with home ministers Bishop Leroy Miller and minister Joni Miller officiating. Burial will be at North Pine Cemetery in the township of Kingston, Wis. Wachholz Family Funeral Homes, Wachholzfamilyfuneral.com, is handling arrangements.  


 


 

Richard S. Couch

Monday, July 19, 2010 6:41 AM 

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Richard W. Hill Jr. *

42, of Lake Odessa, formerly of Potterville, died as the result of a motorcycle accident Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakewood United Methodist Church, Lake Odessa. Arrangements by Koops Funeral Home, Lake Odessa.


 


 

Robert C. Senkowski, 71

Monday, July 26, 2010 8:50 AM 

Robert C. Senkowski, 71, of Boyne Falls, died April 4, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.


 


 

Robert F. O'Meara, 81

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 4:29 PM 

Robert F. O'Meara, 81, of Harbor Springs and formerly of Windermere, Fla., passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.


 


 

Robert J. Hanson

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Robert J. Hanson Robert J. Hanson, age 82 of Springfield, Georgia and formerly of Shelby Township, MI, died July 21, 2010. Father of Margaret Hanson, Rodney Hanson, Bobbi MacDonald and Robert T. Hanson. Grandfather of J.R., Danny, Kenny and Robbie and step-grandfather of Jennifer and Jessica. Step-great-grandfather of Wyatt, Nora and Amber. Robert is also survived by his siblings, Al (Joan) Hanson and Joan Lackie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet in 1997. Robert retired as a truck driver. Memorial gathering Saturday 11-3 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel in Shelby Township (48271 Van Dyke). Cremation burial will take place in Utica Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.gramerfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Robert Orville Collick

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:12 AM 

WOODRUFF, Wis. -- Robert Orville Collick died after a brief and unexpected illness on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, not far from his beloved summer cottage at Lake Gogebic. 


 


 

Robert O'Meara, 81

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:46 AM 

Robert O'Meara, 81, of Harbor Springs, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.


 


 

Robert V. Shell

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:11 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Robert V. Shell, 72, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Robert was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on May 18, 1938 to William and Elsie (Morris) Shell. His family moved to the U.S. and settled in Massachusetts, where Bob started his lifelong love of horses by delivering newspapers on horseback at the age of 12. He owned and operated a trucking business in Ocala, Fla. for several years. Bob’s main love and passion was training and racing standard bred harness horses. He was a member of USTA and MHHA. Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years, Julia (Rosseter) Shell, son Robert Nicholas Shell and brother Gary (Judy) Shell of Derry, N.H. Bob is also survived by his Coldwater family, Carolyn (Alec) Hammond, Darlene (Jerry) Morgan and Kendra (Mike) Burns. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Heritage Hall in Heritage Park in Coldwater with Rev. Carlene Swann officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Refurbish Pets, P.O. Box 83, Coldwater, MI 49036. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. To share memories please visit www.spencerfamilyfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Ronald Bruce Krusell, 63

Monday, July 19, 2010 2:48 PM 

Ronald Bruce Krusell, 63, passed away in Temple, Texas, on July 15, 2010. 


 


 

Ronald D. Sowle

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:19 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

July 25, 1940-July 21, 2010 Ronald D. Sowle, 69, of Hudson passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich. He was born on July 25, 1940, the son of Alfred and Ruth (Gottschalk) Sowle. Ron graduated from Coldwater High School Class of 1958 and was a retired Rodeo Cowboy. He was a Gold Card member of the International Professional Rodeo Association and the Mid-States Rodeo Association, winning multiple event and All-Around titles in the rough stock riding events. He also participated in the Michigan Team Penning Association and enjoyed trail riding with his friends. Ron dearly loved his children, grandchildren and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Surviving Ron are his parents, Alfred (Ruth) Sowle of Coldwater, Mich.; his significant other, Shelly Bowen of Quincy, Mich.; four children, Scott Sowle of Seattle, Wash., Gregg Grubb of Haslett, Mich., Jim (Donna) Sowle of Frisco, Texas, and Pam (Kevin) Nash of Elsie, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Heather, Thomas, Candace, Forrest, Jessica, Josie and Jolene; one twin brother, Donald (Doris) Sowle of Bronson, Mich. Funeral services for Ron will be Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Charles VanKeuren officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the time of service. Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences at eaglefuneralhomes.com.


 


 

Rose DuClos

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:32 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Rose (Kambol) DuClos, age 100, of Sturgis, passed away early Sunday morning, July 25, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 2, 1910, in South Bend, Ind., a daughter of the late Tony and Mary (Critolli) Kambol. Rose had resided most of her life in Sturgis, and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1932. In 1946, she married William DuClos. He died July 25, 1964. She retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis following many years of dedicated employment, and she was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. Rose is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Patricia Romine, Helena Pagels, Karl Fox Jr., Charles Darby, Jerry Darby and Thayma Darby, all of Sturgis, and Mike Darby of Richland; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Yvonne Marie; three sisters, Sophie Darby, Fammie Fox and Brundy Pagels; and a brother, Charles Kambol. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. A funeral Mass celebrating the life of Rose DuClos will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Rev. Father Richard Fritz will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Holy Angels Catholic Church, 402 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.  


 


 

Rosemary (nee King) Grantz

Friday, July 23, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Rosie May Flach

Rosie May Flach, age 89, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the MidMichigan Gladwin Pines. 


 


 

Russell R. Scott, 60

Monday, July 19, 2010 2:49 PM 

Russell R. Scott, 60, a former resident of Pellston, died unexpectedly on July 18, 2010, at his home on Sugar Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.


 


 

Ruth A. Young

Sunday, July 25, 2010 5:59 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Ruth A. Young, 90, of Kalamazoo, and formerly of Parchment and Sturgis, passed away on July 23, 2010. Ruth was born Dec. 16, 1919, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter of Arthur and Norma (Seaman) Steffee. She grew up in Sturgis and was a long time resident of Parchment. She worked for 10 years as a nurse’s aide at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Ruth was involved with her children’s activities and was a member of the Parchment Mother’s Study Group and served as a leader for the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.  On May 16, 1943, she was married in Colorado to Walter M. Young, Sr., who survives. Also surviving are three children, Walter M. Young “Marty” and wife Cathy of Pittsboro, NC, Peggy L. Zura and husband Joseph of Norton Shores, Mich., and Jeanne M. Young of New Orleans, La.; two granddaughters, Steffanie L. Young and husband Scott of Sachse, Texas and Mary Catherine Zura of New Orleans, La.; three great-grandchildren, Sarah E., Savannah E. and Scarlette E. Young, all of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Donald Keith Steffee. Graveside services for interment of cremated remains will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with Borgess Medical Center Chaplain Rev. Patricia Catellier officiating. Those wishing to attend the graveside service please meet in the funeral cortege assembly area by 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday. All are invited to attend a luncheon following the graveside service at Parchment United Methodist Church, 225 Glendale Blvd. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory be made to a charity of your choice. Please visit www.langelands.com to leave a condolence to the family. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. (269) 343-1508.  


 


 

Ruth Sujak

Ruth Sujak, age 88, of Gladwin, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the MidMichigan Medical Center"Midland.


 


 

Ruzica Rose Nedeljkovic

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:48 AM 

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STANLEY KUBACKI

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

KUBACKI, STANLEY; of Oxford; July 25, 2010; age 81.


 


 

Samuel Orton

Samuel Orton, 77, of Scottville,died Monday, July 26. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....


 


 

Sarah Rose Morton

Friday, July 23, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Shayla Johnson *

19, of Lansing, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Holt High School. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.


 


 

Shirley R. Heath

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Simonne Yvonne (Vandaele) Bartley Oct. 25, 1921-July 25, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:55 PM 

Simonne Y. Bartley, 88, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010.


 


 

Stanley Howard Kruse

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:35 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Stanley Howard Kruse, age 90, of Tecumseh, passed away July 26, 2010. Stanley was born Oct. 1, 1919, in Deerfield, Mich., the son of Henry and Leola (Bragg) Kruse. On Oct. 12, 1940, he married Virginia Peotter in Tecumseh. She preceded him in death May 4, 2010. He retired from the Tecumseh Products after 40 years of service. Stanley was a member of the Tecumseh First Presbyterian Church where he served in many capacities throughout the years. He also was an active member of the Shawnee Squares and their camping group. Stanley is survived by his children, Gerald Stanley (Penny), Keith Duane (Sharon), Paul Wayne and Dawn Ileen (James) Hutton; grandchildren, Gerald, Christine, Debrah, Demetria, Meghan, John, Corbett, Patrick, Tighe and Lori; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce McKenzie; and numerous nieces and nephews.    Besides his wife Virginia, Stanley was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arthur and Orvin. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Pastor Richard Mortimer officiating. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m., the time of the service at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.pursefuneralhome.com.


 


 

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 Lickfeldt, 79

Friday, July 23, 2010 10:08 AM 

Stephen Lickfeldt, 79, of Petoskey, died July 23, 2010, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey. 


 


 

Stephen R. Lickfeldt, 79

Monday, July 26, 2010 9:43 AM 

Surrounded by his family, Stephen Lickfeldt, 79, of Petoskey, died peacefully early Friday morning, July 23, 2010. 


 


 

Steven J. Johnson

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:59 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Steven J. Johnson, 60, beloved brother and uncle, of Lansing, and formerly of Three Rivers, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He was born Oct. 12, 1949, in ThreeRivers, a son of Alva T. and Stella N. (Wodjylo)Johnson. He was a graduate of Constantine High School and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a resident of Lansing the past 20 years, coming from ThreeRivers. Steven was employed in the shipping department for American Axle and General Motors. Steven enjoyed his family very much, and also liked to cook, garden and fish, and enjoyed traveling and caring for animals. He is survived by three sisters, Roseann Johnson of Oregon,Sueann Mirkovich on Indianapolis, and Marieann Johnson of Constantine; seven brothers, Tim of Centreville, Ted of California, Jim of Lansing, John of ThreeRivers, Jack of London, Canada, Tom of Sturgis and Joe of Nevada; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Michael; a sister-in-law, Marsha Johnson; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Mirkovich. Cremation has been conducted. Private family services will be held. Interment of cremains will be at Moorepark Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were made by Eickhoff-Farrand-Halverson Chapel of ThreeRivers.


 


 

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.


 


 

Terrence E. Eaton

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Terry L. Allen

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:15 PM 

Terry L. Allen Terry L. Allen "Bird," age 63, of Shelby Township, formerly of Troy, died July 27, 2010. Loving husband of Laura, sharing over 27 years together. Cherished grandfather of Shaniece and Jeremy Allen. Loving son of Gloria (Cole) Allen. Dear brother of Gregory (Patricia) Allen, Debra (William) Rukenbrod. Terry is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tania, father Harry, and brother Dennis. Terry was a Vietnam veteran of the Army and retired from GM with over 37 years. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel in Shelby Township (48271 Van Dyke). Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.gramerfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Thelma Jean Schemansky

Friday, July 23, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Thelma M. Graves *

82, of Charlotte, formerly of Leslie, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 


 


 

Theodore J. Larson

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Thomas Wayne Graham

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Timothy J. Lazowski

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:08 AM 

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Timothy J. Lazowski, 51, of Maple Grove, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., died suddenly on Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Maple Grove. 


 


 

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V. Cosette Weaver July 25, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010 11:33 AM 

V. Cosette Weaver, 88, of Monroe died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday in her home. 


 


 

VIVIAN WILSON

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

WILSON, VIVIAN; age 85; formerly of Keego Harbor and Balken Kentucky, July 27, 2010. 


 


 

Van L. Goulette

Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:05 AM 

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Virginia (Ginny) M. Hunt, 71

Monday, July 26, 2010 9:29 AM 

Virginia (Ginny) M. Hunt, 71 of Pellston, Mich., died July 23, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, Mich. 


 


 

Vivian Doreen Falk

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:29 AM 

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WALTER D PFISTER

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:29 AM 

PFISTER, WALTER D.; of Rochester Hills; went peacefully to his new home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 27, 2010.


 


 

WANDA FRANCES (NEE GRZYBOWSKI) BICHALSKI

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:30 AM 

BICHALSKI, WANDA FRANCES (NEE GRZYBOWSKI); July 24, 2010; age 84. 


 


 

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.


 


 

Walter E. Leist, 93

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:52 AM

Walter E. Leist, age 93, of Carp Lake, passed away July 2, 2010, at his home on Lake Michigan. 


 


 

Walter F. Buchler

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Wanda Witt July 26, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:56 PM 

Wanda Witt of Adrian died at 1:25 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements by Prochnow Funeral Home.


 


 

Wayne C. Long

Saturday, July 24, 2010 3:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

Wayne C. Long, 75, of South Bend, Ind., passed away at his home on Thursday, July 22, 2010.  Wayne was born on March 23, 1935, to the late Edward and Edna (Crain) Long in Sturgis, Mich.  He was one of six children in the Long household.  After graduating from Sturgis High School in 1953 Wayne served in the United States Army and continued to serve in the reserves until 1962.  After serving in the Korean War, Wayne came back stateside, wed the love of his life, Helen Sorrell at a ceremony in LaGrange, Indiana on March 2, 1957 and joined the Michigan State Police Force on March 3, 1957.  He retired after 25 years of service to his community.  Wayne and Helen were “snowbirds”, traveling from Michigan to Texas every winter and continued to do so even after Helen passed in 2003 including even going this past winter.  During all of their long commutes to Texas Wayne and Helen made it a point to map out their trip to stop at as many casinos as possible on their long trip, even stopping in Las Vegas and Louisiana on their way to Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen Long and siblings Benny Long, Jack Long, and Jean Franks.  Wayne is survived by his children, Sherri (John)Harper of South Bend, Ind., Andrew Long of South Bend, Ind., and Connie (Larry) Washington of Gonzales, Texas; brother Terry Long of Winterhaven, Floa.,  and sister Susanna Jent of Howe, Ind.  Wayne has been cremated and the family will be having a Celebration of Life Open House at the F.O.P Lodge 95 in Niles on Monday, July 26, 2010 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.and then they will head to Marion, Arkansas where he will be interred next to his wife at the Crittenden County Cemetery.  Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the American Cancer Society or the Center for Hospice.  Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.  


 


 

Wayne S. Wallace

Wayne S. Wallace, 77, of Fountain, died Sunday July 25. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.... 


 


 

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William Higgins, 91

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

William L. Higgins, age 91, of  Holland, formerly of Marcellus, passed away Sunday evening, July 25, 2010, at Hospice of Holland.   Memorial Services will be  at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, in the Mater Funeral Home, Marcellus. Military rites will be conducted by Marcellus V.F.W. Post 4054.  Burial of cremains will follow in Marcellus Cemetery. The family will receive friends  1-2 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday.  Memorials may be directed towards Hospice of Holland or Evergreen Commons of 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.


 


 

William John 'Jack' Johnstone

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William Victor Gorringe

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:29 AM 

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Wilson "Mac" J. McFarlane

Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:05 AM 

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Yvonne Armstrong

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:01 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

  Yvonne (Sova-Smith) Armstrong, age 77, of Mendon, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, following a long illness. She was born Sept. 28, 1932, in Detroit, a daughter of Oliver and Irene (LaPrairie) Sova and attended Detroit area schools. She married Joseph J. Smith in Detroit and they later divorced. Yvonne worked as an LPN at a pediatrician’s office in Detroit. She was also a homemaker, and was a real estate broker in the Port Austin-Caseville area. She had been a resident of Mendon since 1994, where she attended St. Edward Catholic Church. In her spare time, Yvonne learned sign language, enjoyed oil painting, baking for family and friends, and working in her rose garden. Yvonne is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Gail Smith of Three Rivers; a daughter, Ardean Boyer of Lexington; three grandchildren, Joseph A. Smith, Miranda Smith, and Dane Boyer; a brother, John Sova; and a sister, Susan Bradd. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Elmer Indo and Robert Armstrong; two daughters, Jennifer Smith and Michelle Smith; and a brother, Roland Sova. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon, with the Rev. James Vinh Le officiating. Interment of ashes will follow in St. Edward Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.


 


 

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