Friday, October 8, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/08/10


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).



Arthur Benson *

76, of East Lansing, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



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.



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.



Bernice E. McGill

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Bren M. Drewior Oct. 6, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:49 AM

Bren M. Drewior, 22, of LaSalle, died Wednesday morning. 



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




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

YOUNG, CAROL (FOLLAND); of Waterford; December 3, 1944 to September 26, 2010. 




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

TREASTER, CLEMOND "PAT"; age 84; of Commerce; passed away peacefully on October 6, 2010. 



Charles John Jensen Sr.

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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.




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

GRIFFIN, DIANE (nee Moore); age 62; of Waterford; passed peacefully on October 4, 2010; at POH of heart failure. 



Death Notice: Patricia Nelson, 60, of Grand Ledge

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



Debra Anne (Ward) Bailey

Debra Anne (Ward) Bailey Battle Creek On October 5, 2010, Debra Anne went home to be with our Lord, after a long battle with cancer. Debra was born April 15, 1961 in Detroit, MI. Debra attended schools in Holly, MI; Ypsilanti, MI; and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1979. In the summer of 1978, Debra was an exchange student to Belgium. After high school, Debbie attended Manatee Jr. College in Bradenton, FL while also managing a Bealls Dept. Store. Debbie returned to Battle Creek in 1983 and attended WMU and worked at J C Penney and Meijers store. While in California, Debbie worked for Coast General Insurance. In the mid 1990's Debbie worked for Pennfield Schools at Purdy Elementary as a playground assistant. Debra was a member of the Calhoun Co. Quilter's Guild and an avid quilter, making many quilts for family members. She was also active in Binder Park Golf First Tee with her family as well as many school activities. Debra was also involved in a local "Bridge" Club. Debra married Rick K. Bailey on June 9, 1990 in Battle Creek and left for Oxnard, CA where Rick was stationed in the Navy. Rick survives. Debra is also survived by their three children, Rick K. I., Meghan Marie, and Christopher R., all students at Pennfield Schools. Debra is also survived by her parents, Harry and Patricia Ward, of Bushnell, FL; brother, Harry "Skip" Ward III, of Lansing, MI; sisters, Susan (Todd) Robbins, and Elizabeth (Kenneth) Dunn, of Battle Creek; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws, and special friends. Debra was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Scbeulah Ward, Irvine and Florentine Ewles, her parents-in-law Kenneth and Rosalie Bailey, and her cousin, Lisa Marie Ewles. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday October 11, 2010 with Pastor Derek Malone of Victory Life Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations are made to the "New Day Foundation" or College Fund for the Bailey Children (make out to Rick K. Bailey).



Derry Dean Breault

Derry Dean Breault, age 62, of Gladwin, passed away on Oct. 4, 2010 after a short illness. He was born March 21, 1948 in Gladwin, to William and Maxine (Nickless) Breault.



Diana Coveart

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Diana Coveart, 61

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Dollene Ann Frost

Dollene Ann Frost Battle Creek Dollene Ann Frost, age 56, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center. Dollene was born on July 13, 1954, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Leo and Bonnie (Clark) Felczak. She was a graduate of Detroit Pershing High School in 1972, then attended Oakland University and Kellogg Community College. She had been a resident of the area for over 30 years. On May 7, 1997, she was united in marriage to Randy R. Frost who survives. She was employed at the Kellogg Company as a manager for 19 years, then as a realtor with Stetler-Vanderveer, Jaqua Realtors and most recently with ERA Real Estate. Dollene was a member of the National Management Association and the Michigan Realtors Association. She was a very giving person and enjoyed being with her family. Surviving are children, Dan (Renee) Motz, Kyle Kucharek and Sarah Kucharek; 2 grandchildren; brother, Brian (Linda) Felczak and a sister, Reggie (Robert) Sondervang. She was preceded in death by her parents. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of South Central MI.



Donald L. Judge *

75, of Stanwood, formerly of Grand Ledge, retired Industrial Metal Prod Corp. co-owner, died Tuesday. Memorial services 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Mecosta. Arrangements by Crittenden-Hansen Funeral Home, Remus.



Donna J. Smith *

Donna J. Smith Battle Creek Donna J. Smith, 72, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Memorial services to celebrate Donna's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at North Avenue Church of God. Arrangements are by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

POZNANSKI, EDWARD C., of Waterford; died October 5, 2010; at 56 years of age. 




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

MUSCARELLA, ELIZABETH LILLIAN; age 84; of Auburn Hills; October 6, 2010. 



Edith Dorothy Pratt *

91, of DeWitt, retired Capitol Area Community Services receptionist, died Monday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Saturday at Horton Cemetery. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday at Community of Christ Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



Elena Christine Dobbrastine *

infant daughter of Adam and Amber Dobbrastine, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. today at Hawk Hollow Chapel, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Elizabeth C. Kohn

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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.



Ervin C. Shaver *

Ervin C. Shaver Battle Creek Ervin C. Shaver, age 82, died Thursday, October 7, 2010. Arrangements are pending at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Full obituary will appear in Saturday's paper.



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



Forrest L. Kelsey *

74, of Grand Ledge, retired Michigan State University director of purchasing, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Emanuel First Lutheran Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Franklin George Lutz

Franklin George Lutz Ceresco Franklin George Lutz, age 91, of Ceresco died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Clare Bridge Adult Care Facility in Battle Creek. Mr. Lutz was born on December 25, 1918 in Ceresco to George and Belle W. (Maisner) Lutz. He was a life long resident of this area. He had been employed by the Kellogg Company for 31 years, retiring in 1982. On March 1949, he married the former Darlene G. Richmond in Indiana. She preceded him in death on October 28, 1983. His family was always a familiar sight at the county fairs, training and racing horses. He is survived by daughters, Judy E. Lutz of Battle Creek and Suzanne Bailey of Coldwater; step-daughter, Annette Shulters of Pontiac; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John Lutz, step-son, Gerald E. Auburn; grandson, Frankie Lee Lutz; sister, Ella Frost and brothers, Ray Lutz and Earl Lutz. The family will receive on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. A funeral service will held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Care. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a personal message, please visit www.kempffuneralhome.



Fred L. Case *

Fred L. Case Battle Creek Fred L. Case 75, passed away Wednesday October 6, 2010. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday



Frederick John Schrader

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Fredericka Brundage *

94, of Georgia, formerly of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services noon Monday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Gary Kai Lemke *

Gary Kai Lemke Richland Gary Kai Lemke, 64, died October 4, 2010. The memorial service will be held on Friday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue, where friends will be received from Noon until service time at the funeral home.



Genese R. Kline *

87, of Lynnwood, Wash., formerly of Eaton Rapids, died Sept. 30. There wil be no services. Arrangements by Curnow Funeral Home, Sumner, Wash. 



George D. Fox *

George D. Fox Battle Creek George D. Fox , age 69, died Wednesday October 6, 2010. No visitation or services. Private burial has been conducted by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Battle Creek. 



Georgina 'Dena' McClain

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Glenn N. Dixon Jr. *

67, of Albion, died Tuesday. Arrangements by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion. 




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

HARVEY, HOMER LEE; age 75; passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010; at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. 



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.



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.



Isolde 'Dee' Warhurst

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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.



Jack Lee Morse *

75, of Holt, died Thursday. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Jane Alice Kaufman March 13, 1942-Oct. 2, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:50 AM 

Jane Alice Kaufman, who had been a resident of the Alice Lorraine Care Center since 2008, passed away after a long struggle with diabetes and renal failure.



Jean E. Schouman

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Jeanette A. Murphy

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Jeanne S. Drumm

• Jeanne S. Drumm, 88, of Onekama, and formerly of Manistee and Lansing, died Monday evening Oct. 4. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



Jeffrey David Timmons

Jeffrey David Timmons Jeffrey David Timmons, formally from Battle Creek, Michigan passed away on October 5, 2010 in Melbourne, FL. He is survived by two children, Julia Mildren (Tim) of Collierville, TN, Jon Timmons (Wendy) of Liberty Township, OH; a brother, Jim Timmons of Lexington, KY; and five grandchildren. His parents, Ruth Hanna and Rex Timmons preceded him in death. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Jeff Timmons to the .



John Alvin Vandegriff Sr.

John Alvin Vandegriff, Sr. Battle Creek John Alvin Vandegriff, Sr., 90, of Battle Creek, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System surrounded by his children. He was born April 16, 1920 in Bethel, OH the son of Alvin and Sarah (Daley) Vandegriff. He married the late Virginia (Chingwa) Vandegriff on September 21, 1952 in Northville, MI. John served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years in addition to working other jobs like a night watchmen at Knappen-Milling to provide for his family. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force he worked and retired from Clark Equipment. He had been a member of a number of organizations including the Saladin Shriners, Scottish Rite Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons, 33 Degree Mason, Lodge 398,, , American Legion, and The Eagle's. John was also a member of the St. Jerome Parish. John loved tending to his plants, cooking, spending time with his family, and especially playing cards. For many years he looked forward to his bi-weekly meetings at the Knights of Pythians and made sure he was on there time. John is survived by his children, Eileen (Duane Blankenship) Yeager, John (Linda) Vandegriff, Jr., Grant (Tammy) Vandegriff, and Laura Ure; he was especially proud of his grandchildren, Larry, Tony, John III, Sean, Alexis, Jenny, Samantha, Shalyn, and Alec; great granddaughter, Alaila; good friends, John Forney and Jo McClenney. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia; parents; grandson, Daniel Yeager; favorite son-in-law, Tim Ure; his brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Sunday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, 9:00 a.m. at the Bachman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert L. Zuhl of First Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to Knights of Pythians. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, (269)965-5145



John J. Snow July 12, 1932-Oct. 5, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:51 AM 

John J. Snow, 78, of Monroe died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He had been in poor health for five months. 



John Sobaski

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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.



Joseph Chye

Joseph Chye, 91, of Custer, died Oct. 6. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements.... 



Joseph W. Mitchell

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Joyce Marie Pomeroy *

74, of East Lansing, retired health care industry worker, died Wednesday. Memorial services 5 p.m. Saturday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Kathleen S. Loca

Kathleen S. Loca, age 62, of Gladwin, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. She was born April 22, 1948 in Garden City to Carl and Noreen Pulford.



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.




Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

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



Leslie Sischo

Leslie Sischo, 59, of Gladwin, passed away suddenly, on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. He was born on April 6, 1951, in Flint to Leslie and Carol (Randolph) Sischo. He married Valory Weatherwax on June 10, 1971 in Flint. 



Lisa C. Hidecker-Spare *

44, of Lansing, died Monday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Marion I. Fuller *

93, of East Lansing, formerly of Haslett, died Sept. 30. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Haslett Community Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



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 D. Meyers Dec. 20, 1925-Oct. 5, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:51 AM 

Mary D. Meyers, 84, of Monroe, MI, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Lutheran Home where she had lived the last 5 years. 



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



Maxine Lenear

Friday, October 8, 2010 5:35 AM 

In Loving Memory of Maxine Lenear Apr. 18, 1919 ~ Oct. 8, 2007 You will remain in our hearts forever, Mom. You were the best mom that a family could be blessed with.



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



Memorial Service for Bradley W. Brooks

There will be a Memorial for Bradley W. Brooks, who went to be with his Lord on Sept. 29, 2010. 



Mildred L. Allen *

94, of Haslett, retired teacher, died Monday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at Hudson First United Methodist Church, Hudson. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Mildred Lavina Allen

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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.



Neva L. Flak *

83, of St. Johns, died Wednesday as the result of an automobile accident, Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns.



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: Homer R. Sessions of DeWitt, formerly of Ionia

Homer R. Sessions of DeWitt, formerly of Ionia, passed away suddenly Sept. 29, 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 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: Marcella I. Gierman, 90, of Portland

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



Obituary: Mark Michael Barna, 65, of Ionia

Mark Michael Barna, 65, of Ionia passed away Oct. 5, 2010 in Ionia. 



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



Paul Russell Babcock Sr.

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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.



Professor Robert Stoltz

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HENKEL, ROBERT J.; age 61; of White Lake; died October 6, 2010. 



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



Raymond S. Kilbourn *

Raymond S. Kilbourn Battle Creek Raymond S. Kilbourn, 70, died Monday, October 4, 2010. Memorial services to celebrate Ray's life will be held at First Wesleyan Church, 14425 S. Helmer Rd. in Battle Creek 2:00 p.m. (today) Friday, October 8, 2010.



Raymond W. Hinz *

89, of East Lansing, retired state rehabilitation counselor, died Monday. Services 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Robert E. Rogers

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Robert Edward "Bobby" Egan June 2, 1972-Oct. 2, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:52 AM 

Robert Edward Egan was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on June 2, 1972. He was the eldest of two sons born from the union of John Egan and Beverly (Hollis) Egan. 



Robert James Forrest March 2, 1917-Sept. 29, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:52 AM 

Robert James Forrest, 93 years, of Temperance, MI died September 29, 2010 in the Aspen Grove Care Center Lambertville, MI.



Roger L. Gillison

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Roger O. Davidson *

45, of Newberry, formerly of Charlotte, Louisiana Pacific Corp. (Newberry) millwright, died Tuesday of natural causes. Services 2 p.m. today at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Ronald C. Stielau

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DIGIULIO, SUSANNE (NEE) STONER; age 74; of Lathrup Village; passed away October 5, 2010. 



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.



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.



Stanley Anthony Sowa

Stanley Anthony Sowa, 86, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. ...



Stanley Zimmerman Jr.

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AARON, THERESA ELLEN; of Ortonville; October 7, 2010; at 76 years of age. 



Theodore A. Jones *

52, of Lansing, former city fire inspector, died Sept. 26. Graveside services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Thomas F. Sloan, Jr.

Thomas F. Sloan, Jr., age 83, of Gladwin, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Feb. 26, 1927 in Detroit, the son of the late Thomas F. Sr. and Theresa (Sharette) Sloan. 



Timothy Freddie Smith

Timothy Freddie Smith, age 60, of Alger, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City. 



USMC Sgt. Anthony D. Matteoni

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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.




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SCOTT, VONIER H.; of Lake Orion; died Wednesday, October 6, 2010; at age 84. 



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.



Virginia Jean Powell *

92, of Williamston, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel. 



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E. Pauline Sundell Marquette E. Pauline Sundell, 86, of Marquette and former Okemos resident, died October 6, 2010 in Marquette. Services Wednesday, October 13 in Marquette. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 921 N. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906 or Lake Superior Hospice Association, 914 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at



Walter Curtis Parson

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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



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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