Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/05/10



Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

MINISTRELLI, ARMANDO L.; of Cheboygan, formerly of Auburn Hills; October 2, 2010; age 82. 



Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



Baker, Robert

Baker Robert Age 69, of Linden, died October 2, 2010. Funeral Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday until service. Contributions: American Cancer Society. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com



Barbara K. Cook *

71, of Houghton Lake, formerly of Lansing, former Auto Owners (Lansing) computer processor, died Saturday. Memorial gathering 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Houghton Lake Moose Lodge. Arrangements by Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel.



Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. October 2, 2010, age 90, of Allen Park. Preceded in death by husband, Steve. Loving aunt of Ronald (Arlene) Zecsei. Visitation Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 5:00 p.m at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com



Bernice Bullen

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 3:53 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Bernice Bullen, 87, longtime resident of Wakefield, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Ironwood.



Bertha L. Broadbent *

82, of Lansing, retired Hayes Green Beach Hospital nurse's aide, died Monday. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pioneer Cemetery, Oneida Township. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Betty J. Cingano

Betty J. Cingano, 86, passed away after a short illness, on Sept. 20, 2010. She was born on Nov. 11, 1923, in Saginaw, to Harold & Matilda (Gunther) Zuber. 



Betty Louise Brown

Monday, October 4, 2010 10:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Colleen for 66 years. Loving father of Linda Wall, Alan Bushnell, Ronnie (Andrea) Bushnell and Roger (Robert Moore) Bushnell. Dear brother of Albert Bushnell. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

LEE, CAROLE JEAN; of Waterford; October 3, 2010; age 67; born February 1, 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan. 



Charles John Vincent

Charles John Vincent Dry Ridge, KY Charles John Vincent, born May 22, 1937, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2010 while living in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Charles is survived by three siblings, Alden Vincent of Michigan, Bill Vincent of Kentucky and Loretta Clark of Alaska. He is also survived by a daughter, Nita Mae Morris of Oklahoma; granddaughter, Tara Bland of Oklahoma; and great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jessie and Jasper of Oklahoma along with many nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at Nashville Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2010. There will also be a service at Fort Custer National Cemetery 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Charles will be missed by many family and friends.



Clarey, Rita Mae

Clarey Rita Mae July 22, 1926 - October 1, 2010. Rita's spirit has risen to heaven to meet her God, her husband and eldest son who preceded her in death. Soon she will be a part of a very special and long awaited McCrady Reunion with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Her death will bring to close a generation whose memories we will all cherish. Her last days were spent in the peace and comfort of her home in Sparks, Nevada with her daughter Peggy Clarey and son-in-law, Fred Conner. Rita was born at the farm on Pumping Station Road. Fairfield County, Ohio. She grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio, attended and graduated from Berne Union School in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Rita was the youngest child born to Charles and Rosemary (Shonebarger) McCrady. Rita was married to Wilbert A. Clarey for 56 years before his death in 2006. At that time she moved to Nevada to live with her only daughter. She had four children: Daniel (Linda), Peggy (Fred), Bruce (Alise), and Andrew (Laura). She had six male grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a Nurses Aid at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital for over 20 Years. G.C.O.H. is located less that one block from the family Home on Cardwell Street, Garden City, Michigan. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, casino gambling and creating Jewelry Pictures. With "Web", she became an active and enthusiastic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starting in the mid 50's at Johnsons Post #78, on Joy Road in Detroit, Michigan, and ending her service at Battle Born Post #9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, Nevada. She was anointed by Father Norman King from the Immaculate Conception Church. Her remains will be at the Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan. Instead of flowers or gifts, remembrances can be PAID FORWARD.



Dana Green Oct. 3, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

Dana Green, 84, of Monroe died at 4:49 p.m. Sunday in Magnum Health & Rehab of Monroe (formerly Tendercare).



Darleen Rosalie Collins

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM 

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Darlene Hosey *

70, of Vermontville, died Monday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



David E. Baker

David E. Baker Battle Creek David E. Baker, 36, of Battle Creek passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 2, 2010. He was born in Battle Creek on July 25, 1974 the son of Charles P. and Christina L. (Dowsett) Baker. David worked for many years as an over-the-road truck driver and was currently a good and dedicated student at Davenport University. David is survived by his 3 wonderful sons whom he loved so much and of whom he was so proud of, Christopher David Baker, Nicholas Edward Baker and Phillip Gray Baker; his fiancée, Susan Ayers; his father, Charles (Julia) Baker; 2 sisters, Grace E. Foxworthy and Laura E. Ellison; 3 nieces; a nephew; and special friends, Miriam Wendt and Mary and Ernie Ruthruff. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christina L. Baker and grandparents, Marguerite and Phillip Shook and Edward J. and Olga Dowsett. David was an intelligent and sensitive man with a big heart and was truly an inspiration to his kids. He had a fine dry sense of humor, loved to entertain, was a great cook and enjoyed watching sports and was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. David had a passion for music, was a huge fan of Motley Crue and inspired his children to adopt his love of music. He enjoyed caring for animals, reading, history, movies and was a very good writer. Funeral services to celebrate David's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Sokukoji Temple, 33 Anderson Ct., Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund for his children is being established in memory of David. Please make checks payable to Charles P. Baker. Arrangements were entrusted to the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



David G. Spicer July 23, 1938–Oct. 2, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

David G. Spicer, 72, of Monroe died at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. 



Death Notice: Patricia Nelson, 60, of Grand Ledge

Patricia Nelson, 60, of Grand Ledge passed away Sept. 20, 2010 in Ionia. 



Eleanor Speigl, 87

Monday, October 4, 2010 10:04 AM 

Eleanor Speigl, 87, of Bay Shore, died Oct. 3, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Winchester Funeral Home. 



Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Burtzloff

Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Burtzloff (nee Gibbs) of Gladwin has joined our Heavenly Father on Sept. 21, 2010 at the age of 83 after a short illness. She was born in Huron County, Michigan on August 11, 1927 to John and Estella (Halleck) Gibbs. She had one sister, Marie, and two brothers, John and Clifford who all predeceased her. Her family moved to Cheboygan during her childhood and she graduated from Cheboygan High School.



Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Eugene Osborne *

63, of Lansing, sanitation worker, died Sept. 26. Services noon today at New St. Paul COGIC. Arrangements by Swanson Funeral Home, Flint.



Eva Mae West Oct. 3, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

Eva Mae West, 85, of Toledo died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday at Fairview Manor. 



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.



Geneva De Vries, 85

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

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

MCCARTY, HELEN M.; age 79; of Holly; died Monday, October 4, 2010. 



Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200. heeney-sundquist.com



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

CONNELLY, JOAN E.; of West Bloomfield; passed away at home on October 3, 2010. 



Jaber, Jacob J.

Jaber Jacob J. Age 98 of Southfield. October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (d. 2003). Loving father of Pauline (Jerry Sr.) Wakefield, Frances Kennady, Margaret Jaber, Barbara (Dan) Kuzniar, Judy Williams and the late Garrie Jaber. Cherished grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of ten and great-great-grandfather of one. Dear brother of Josephine Shaw. Funeral Wednesday, October, 6th (time pending) at St. Alexander Catholic Church 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Inkster and Middlebelt) Farmington Hills. Visitation Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m., with an evening Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (just north of Grand River) downtown Farmington 248-474-5200. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice. heeney-sundquist.com



James A. McLain *

87, of Lansing, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the Resurrection. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



James Gerard Kohlman

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM 

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Janet Elaine Dorer *

77, of Holt, retired Dorer Oil Co. owner and operator, died Saturday. Services 11a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Holt. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel. 



Jo Ann Snyder *

Jo Ann Snyder Richland Jo Ann Snyder, 63, died October 1, 2010. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 6th at 2 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, visitation from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.



John Alvin Vandegriff Sr. *

John Alvin Vandegriff, Sr. Battle Creek John Alvin Vandegriff, Sr., 90, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. 



Jones, Constance Rosemary

Jones Constance Rosemary Was born on August 9, 1974 in Detroit, MI. The daughter of Sheila Jones and Joseph Jones. She was later raised by Johnnie Wilson and Robert Payne. Constance had a love for music and her discount shopping. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Connie you will be missed and loved always!! Funeral 11 a.m. at Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, 313-892-8300.



Julia E. (Doherr) Lonier *

94, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. 



June Vanslambrouck Oct. 3, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

June Vanslambrouck, 83, of Monroe died at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe. 



Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Beloved wife of Robert. Dearest mother of Paul (Joyce) and Andrea McCaffrey. Loving grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, (St. Germaine Campus) 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores.



Kenneth Wendling Oct. 3, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

Kenneth Wendling, 77, of Monroe died at 5:04 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

LAITY, LEOLA G. "LEE"; of Jackson; passed away Friday, October 1, 2010; at Arbor Manor Care Center; age 81. 



Larry Young

Larry Young, 69, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. He was born on Feb. 18, 1941, in Gladwin, Michigan, to Melvin and Eleanor (Day) Young.



Laura M. Miller *

50, of Lansing, Sparrow Hospital health unit coordinator, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today at, simir Catholic Church. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Lewis Heisler *

Lewis Heisler Lewis Heisler, 90, formerly of Albion, died September 30, 2010. Memorial Service will be held on October 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ at 113 West Pine St., Albion, MI.



Lorraine Ann (McConnell) Valin, 79

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:51 AM 

Lorraine Ann (McConnell) Valin, age 79, of Oxford, died Oct. 2, 2010.




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

GINGELL, MARION BERNICE; age 93; of Oxford; passed away to be with the Lord on October 3, 2010.




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

NIELSEN, MAYTIE B.; of Clarkston; passed away October 2, 2010; at 76 years of age. 



Mae Della Buxton *

93, of Haslett, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Trinity Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Margaret L. Law *

93, of Lansing, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Margaret Long *

88, of Lansing, secretary, died Friday. Services 7 p.m. Wednesday at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel.



Marie J. McKee

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:31 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mark S. Akers Oct. 3, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

Mark S. Akers, 48, of Monroe died Sunday at Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit.



Mark W. Driver *

83, of Fowlerville, retired farmer and Rueland Electric (Howell) machine operator, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.



Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Mary Fotineas

Mary Fotineas, 80, passed away September 24, 2010. She was born Mary Romeos on Feb. 14, 1930 in Pontiac to Nick and Polytime Romeos. 



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com



Matthew Paul Macker

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM 

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Mcphee, Charles J.

Mcphee Charles J. Age 70 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Suzanne. Loving father of Craig (Darlene) and Caren (David) Traylor. Very proud grandpa of Lauren, Scott, Steven, and Michael. Dearest son of Anna Simon. Preceded in death by his dear son Shawn. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit the online guestbook at fredwoodfuneralhome.com



National Obituary: Defiance, resilience marked career of Tony Curtis

From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one.



Nellie M. Bushong

Nellie M. Bushong, 90, of Gladwin, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. She was born on Jan. 7, 1920, in Bremen, Ohio, to Chester and Mary Hilliard.



Nicole "Nikki" R. Goldsmith July 8, 1993-Oct. 2, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:53 AM 

Nicole ?Nikki? Rose Goldsmith, 17, of Temperance, MI, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, MI. 



OBITUARY: Norma J. Lowell, 77, of Saranac

Norma J. Lowell, 77, of Saranac passed away Oct. 4, 2010 in Lansing. 



Obituary: Cletis M. Coble, 82, of Carson City

Cletis M. Coble, 82, of Carson City, passed away Oct. 1, 2010 in Ionia. Cletis was born April 10, 1928 in Gratiot County, the son of Ellery and Ethel (Ferguson) Coble.



Obituary: Doris Millwood, 76, Belding

Doris Millwood 76, of Belding passed away Friday morning Sept, 24,2010 at Spectrum Health's United Campus in Greenville.



Obituary: Doris Millwood, 76, of Belding

Doris Millwood, 76, of Belding passed away Friday morning Sept. 24, 2010 at Spectrum Health's United Campus in Greenville.



Obituary: Dorotha Rose Galey, 87, of Portland

Dorotha Rose Galey, 87, of Portland passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. 



Obituary: James Hiram Peabody, 75, of Muir

James Hiram Peabody, 75, of Muir, passed away on early Thursday morning, Sept. 23, 2010 at home under the loving care of his family and Ionia Area Hospice.



Obituary: Jerry Lawrence Heft, 63, of Sand Lake

Jerry Lawrence Heft, 63, of Sand Lake, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. 



Obituary: Joyce Edna Luscher of Portland

Joyce Edna Luscher of Portland passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. 



Obituary: Joyce June "Maudsie" Houserman, 86, of Ionia

Joyce June "Maudsie" Houserman, 86, of Ionia, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.



Obituary: Kathleen Raye Lake, 63, of Saranac

Kathleen Raye Lake, 63, of Saranac passed away Sept. 23, 2010 at her home with her family. 



Obituary: Lloyd L. Dickinson, 91, of Ionia

Lloyd L. Dickinson, 91, of Ionia, went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept. 23, 2010. 



Obituary: Lynne V. Lawrence, 85, of Saranac

Lynne V. Lawrence, 85, of Saranac, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, 2010. She was born in Ionia County on June 26, 1925 to Dwight and Leona (Layer) Rosenberger.



Obituary: Marcella I. Gierman, 90, of Portland

Marcella I. Gierman, 90, of Portland, passed away Sept. 27, 2010 in Grand Rapids. 



Obituary: Mary Jane Collier, 88, of Ionia

Mary Jane Collier, age 88, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Ionia, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.



Obituary: Michael Richard Reed, 52, of Ionia

Michael Richard Reed, 52, of Ionia, passed away on Sept. 25, 2010. He was born on Sept. 11, 1958 in Ionia, the son of Richard and Virginia (Wray) Reed.



Obituary: Richard G. Sible, 81, of Ionia/Lake Odessa

Richard G. Sible, 81, of Ionia/Lake Odessa, went to be in the arms of his Lord on Sunday evening, Sept. 19, 2010. 



Obituary: Roy E. Wilkinson, 64, of Keller and Ionia

Roy E. Wilkinson, 64, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at his summer home in Ionia. 



Obituary: Thomas H. Root, 47, of Orleans

Thomas H. Root, 47, of Orleans passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Oct. 3, 2010 at Sparrow-Ionia Hospital in Ionia. 



Orel, Delores

Orel Delores Age 96, October 1, 2010, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Harry Orel, the late Charles Bonham, and the late Raymond Westcott. Loving mother of Janice (the late Dr. Robert) Songe, William Westcott, Sherilyn (Richard) Hernandez, Barbara (Michael) Gillespie and Terry (Janet) Orel. Dear sister of Ernie (Julie) Tharpe. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trenton, 2610 West Jefferson until time of service 12 noon. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Visit online guestbook at www.martenson.com



Orin C. Lamkin July 16, 1917-Oct. 3, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM

Orin C. Lamkin, 93 years, of Dundee, died Sunday at Herrick Manor, Tecumseh. 




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

TIMMONS, PHILLIP E. "PHIL"; of Gaines, formerly of Ortonville; suddenly October 3, 2010; age 72. 



Paul J. Lencioni

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 3:49 AM 

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Paul J. Lencioni, 75, of White Pine, passed away Oct. 1, 2010, at Marquette General Hospital.



Penny Marie Reaume Jan. 1, 1960–Oct. 1, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:54 AM 

Penny Marie Reaume was born at Mercy Hospital in Monroe, Michigan on January 1, 1960. She was one of six children born from the union of the late Walter Reaume and Evelyn (Bastien) Reaume. Penny grew up in Newport and attended St.



Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. www.neely-turowski.com



Preston J. Schroeder, Sr

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM 

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

KELLER, ROBERT M., JR. "BOBBY"; October 3, 2010; age 60; peacefully at home in Oxford. 



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.



Ralph Allen Scheffler

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM

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Ralph Annis

Monday, October 4, 2010 10:05 AM 

My father, Ralph Annis, went to be with his Lord on Sept. 19, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. at Boulder Park in Charlevoix. 



Randall J. Wylin

Monday, October 4, 2010 10:05 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Robert (Bob)Gene Beppler

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:32 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Robert Bouma, 65

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

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Ronald E. Mell

Ronald E. Mell Battle Creek Ronald E. Mell, 76, of Battle Creek died unexpectedly Friday, October 1, 2010, in Jackman, Maine at Mountainview Resort with his wife and daughter and son-in-law. Ron was born November 12, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan to Edgar E. and Helen (Cleary) Mell. He grew up in Lincoln Park, attended Calvary Lutheran School and then completed four years as a cadet at Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne, IN. Ron came to Battle Creek to work as an announcer for Radio Station 1400 WELL and became their program director for many years. Ron was employed for S. H. Leggitt Company/Marshall Brass Division for over 35 years prior to retiring. After retiring he worked part-time for Progressive Dynamics in Marshall. He was still doing consulting work for S. H. Leggitt Company prior to his death. Ron married Lorena Ann Bakalar in Ft. Wayne, IN on December 15, 1950. Surviving are Ann, his wife of 59 years; two daughters, Sherry (Ron) Anderson of Battle Creek, Sandy (Mike) Niemiera of Bolingbrook, IL; a son, Rick (Joy) Mell of Battle Creek; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Charlene Sjostrand of St. Louis, MO. Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Thomas E. Mell. Ron was a member of Redemption Lutheran Church. Previously he was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church for 51 years, where he was president, the choir director and an Elder for 14 years. He was a prominent member of the L. P. Gas Board of Directors and set many of the current standards in use today. He was a longtime member and officer of the Battle Creek Optimist Club, was its president 1963-64 and Optimist of the Year in 1964. Ron was known for his beautiful voice, was a 55+ year member of the National S.P.E.B.S.Q.A. Barbershoppers Society and a member of the local chapter where he was a bass with the award winning Harmony Hounds. With the Harmony Hounds he performed throughout the country for over 10 years. In 1970, as a Harmony Hound, he served the U.S.O., touring and entertaining the troops in Japan. In late 1973 he went to England with the Hounds to judge England's first Barbershop Quartets and then toured Europe for three weeks. He also directed both the men's and women's Sweet Adeline Choirs. Ron loved singing, fishing, golfing and traveling and was a woodworker who enjoyed making furniture and toys. At the request of the family, friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where they will be received 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate Ron's life will be held at Redemption Lutheran Church, 2450 W. Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redemption Lutheran Church, The National Barbershop Society or the . Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Ronald Russell, 71

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

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Ronald W. Walker *

Ronald W. Walker Battle Creek Ronald W. Walker, 83, passed away October 4, 2010. Visitation will be Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 3-7 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 8. Interment will follow at Hicks Cemetery.



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fiancé and soul mate of Meranda Ryan, cherished son of Marcie Schwartz, Steven L. Schwartz, loving brother of Jonas Schwartz (fiancée Dominique Colunga) and loving sister Erin Schwartz. Survived by aunts and uncles, Steven and Devra Goldberg, Sandee and Mark Giovanniello, and Bennett and Debbie Schwartz, their children, Leah and Victoria Giovanniello, Jacob Goldberg, and Katie and Michael Schwartz. Grandson of Sylvia Schwartz, the late Leo Schwartz, the late Leah and the late Clarence Goldberg. Also survived by many loving friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakufman.com



Shirley Mae House

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM 

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Sliva, James M.

Sliva James M. Age 63, October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Charlene for 29 years. Dear father of Andrea (Louie) Krause, Jacob, and Natalie. Brother of Michael, Carole (Bob) Solano, Robert (Sandra), and Debra (Phillip) Smith. Also several nieces, nephews and granddog Chuck. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (E. of Gotfredson, between Warren and Joy). Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry or Am-Vets. www.santeiufuneralhome.com



T. Leonard Nyquist

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 3:48 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- T. Leonard Nyquist, 96, of 515 E. Vaughn St., Pioneer Park, Ironwood, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Ironwood. 




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

SAWYER, TIMOTHY L.; of Waterford; died October 4, 2010; at 44 years of age. 



Thomas H. Reeves Aug. 27, 1935-Sept. 28, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010 11:52 AM 

Thomas H. Reeves of Atlanta Mi passed away Sept. 28th at his residence on Canada Creek Ranch. 



Thomas Krempasky, 82

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

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Thomas Neil Jakeway *

79, of Lansing, retired Lansing Board of Water & Light superintendent, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Todd Dillon Chamberlain *

52, of Haslett, attorney, died Wednesday. Memorial services 3 p.m. today at Okemos Community Church. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home, Lansing. 



Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).




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Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (Mcconnell), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (Mcconnell) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Verhelst, James "Jim"

Verhelst James "jim" Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from a short bout with cancer. He leaves a wife of 52 years, Jane and two children, Vicki and Jim, four grandchildren, Tracey, Kayleigh, Eric and Dominic. In his memory, donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Avenue, Suite 500, Lakeland, FL. 33805 would be appreciated.



Victor Belmonte *

90, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Muskegon and Grand Rapids, Belmonte Restaurant (Grand Rapids) owner, died Sept. 22. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace, Muskegon. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Virginia Collins, 87

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

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Dee Radike Delta Township Dee Brondyke Radike passed away October 2, 2010 at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. She was born May 3, 1925 in Kalamazoo to Richard and Harriet Brondyke. Dee was employed at Oldsmobile, Farm Bureau Insurance and the Lansing School District, from which she retired in 1994. She was a member of Immanuel Community Reformed Church for over 50 years. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Warren; daughters Sheryl (Chris) Page of Okemos and Shelley (Skip) Shaw of Portage; 2 grandchildren, Stephanie and Andrew Shaw; and sisters Frances Brabon and Harriet Baumstark of Kalamazoo. She was preceded in death by her parents and 6 siblings. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday October 8, 2010 at Immanuel Community Reformed Church, 3200 Delta River Drive, Lansing, MI 48906 with Pastor Richard Heusinkveld officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Community Reformed Church Food Bank or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing, 48915. The Radike family would like to thank the staff of Hospice House for their professional and compassionate care in Dee's final months. Friends may sign the online guestbook at, . The family is being served by the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.




Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:25 AM 

AYOTTE, WES ALAN II; age 33; of Auburn Hills; September 8, 2010. 



Walter John Greenia

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:13 AM 

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Warren E. Roberts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Warren Roberts *

Warren Roberts Sherwood Warren Roberts, 74, died Monday, October 4, 2010. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Fisher Hill Cemetery in Algansee Twp. Arrangements by Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.




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Whitby, Cora S.

Whitby Cora S. Age 62 of Plymouth, October 2, 2010. Beloved mother of Stephanie Whitby, and Jessica and Phillip Haynes. Dear sister of Marjorie Whitby Dickson. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Family hour Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories please visit



William A. Fonyi

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William Ringler, 86

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

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Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.




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