Sunday, October 10, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/10/10


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 J. Liedel April 12, 1933-Oct. 8, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Colonel Arthur J. Liedel, 77, of Churchville, Virginia, passed away October 8, 2010. 



Arthur Lee Benson *

76, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Riley Funeral Home. 



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.



Bernardo H. Diaz *

83, of Lansing, died Oct. 2. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Michigan Cremation Co., Grand Rapids. 



Berniece Whitsett, 81

Sunday, October 10, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Bobby Tyrone Ruffin *

Bobby Tyrone Ruffin Battle Creek Bobby Tyrone Ruffin died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 12:00 noon with an 11:00 a.m. visitation from the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. WHITLEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 330 North Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007.



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



Charles Chalfin Jr. Oct. 14, 1944-June 22, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Charles Chalfin Jr. of Flat Rock died at the age of 65 on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Charles, also referred to as “Charlie” and “Skinny Kid,” was born on Oct. 14, 1944 in Monroe. He attended Airport High School and graduated in 1962.



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.



Dale LaVerne Oberlin

Dale LaVerne Oberlin Elberta, Alabama Dale LaVerne Oberlin of Elberta, Alabama, 75, formerly of Battle Creek, passed away unexpectedly on September 2, 2010. He was born in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Hurley and Rose Dow Oberlin. He is survived by his three children - Jeffery (Danielle) Oberlin of Battle Creek, MI; Teresa (Michael) Bishop of Traverse City, MI; James (Karen) Oberlin of Tallmadge, OH; the Mother of his children, Juanita Oberlin, of Tallmadge, OH and five grandchildren. Also, his brothers, James Oberlin of Florida; Fred Oberlin of Tecumseh, MI; and Roger (Mary) Oberlin of Grove City, Pa. survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hurley Oberlin, Jr. of Florida. Mr. Oberlin attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI and Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, AL. He was a US, veteran serving his country at Ft. McClellan, AL. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta, MI 49012. A life celebration gathering will be held immediately following the service at Players Bar & Grill, Augusta, MI. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the BARC! Program, Baldwin County Humane Society, P.O. Box 206, Fairhope, AL, 36533 or



Daniel R. Adams *

48, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



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.



Donald Halberstadt March 9, 1935-Sept. 24, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Donald Halberstadt, 75, of Eolia, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 24, 2010 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.



Donald Knoll, 85

Sunday, October 10, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Donald Max Worthington Sr.

Donald Max Worthington, Sr. Battle Creek Donald Max Worthington, Sr., 77 of Battle Creek, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. He was born October 29, 1932 in Dayton, Tennessee the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Mathis) Worthington. Don was a 1951 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and served in the U.S. Army during the, . He worked at DeNooyer's for 20 years and retired from the Kellogg Company after 23 years of service. Don was a 32nd Degree Mason who enjoyed working in his yard and his 1930 Model A Ford, he also helped build his home as well as his son's home. On July 11, 1952 he was married to the former Lois T. Rench, who survives. Also surviving is his son: Don (Dawn) Worthington and his granddaughters: Alexis Stephanie and Morgan Paige Worthington all of Battle Creek; two sisters: Geraldine Fales of Battle Creek and Janice (Jack) Price of Arkansas; several nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by a daughter: Stephanie Denise Worthington; two sisters: Genevieve Kelley and Betty Smith and his parents. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Siddall officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens with military honors presented by the U.S. Army. Memorial contributions may be directed to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.



Dori Dennis Foster *

91, of Lansing, died Friday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Duane Slayton *

Duane Slayton Ceresco Duane Slayton, 67, died, October 8, 2010. Visitation at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. Services will take place at 11a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.



Edith I. Polan

Saturday, October 9, 2010 9:12 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



Elmer Paul Terwilliger *

Elmer Paul Terwilliger Battle Creek Elmer Paul Terwilliger, 90, died Thursday, October 7, 2010. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Wednesday from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service,



Eric J. Feldpausch *

44, of Eagle, died Monday. Services 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Eagle Park Hall, Eagle. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



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



Flora I. Bills

Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Fred Evolino *

83, of Okemos, retired aircraft machinist, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martha Catholic Church, Okemos. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Fred L. Case *

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



Frederick Lynnwood Warren

Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Fredericka Brundage *

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



Glenn J. Goss June 11, 1927-Oct. 8, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Glenn J. Goss, 83 years, of Petersburg, died Friday evening. 



Glenn LaVerne Carr Sr. *

81, of Lansing, retired concrete finisher, died Thursday. Services noon Friday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Harvey Wellington Dewey

Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Helen Jacobusse, 93

Sunday, October 10, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Herman Eugene Becker Nov. 6, 1929-Oct. 8, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Herman Eugene Becker, 80, of Temperance, MI, died October 8, 2010 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. 



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.



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.



Janet Marie (Kelso) Horton

Janet Marie (Kelso) Horton Battle Creek Janet Marie (Kelso) Horton born March 17, 1934 in Hamlin, NY to Martin and Wilamenia Kelso, passed away on October 1, 2010 at Evergreen Manor in Battle Creek, MI after a hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 76. She leaves behind four children: Kathleen (Steven) Witkowski Millard, Stephen Burt Horton, Clifford David (Lynn) Horton and Judith Ann Weekes. She is also survived by nine grandchildren. Her love of family and hard work ethic leaves a lasting legacy to her children and grandchildren. She worked until the age of 74 as a janitor in an Assisted Living Facility until her diagnosis of lymphoma. She loved peanut butter and ice cream and always had a sweet tooth. In her memory, "pay the love forward". A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brain Tumor Research Fund, University of Michigan Dept. of Neurology, 1914 Taubman Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5316 Arrangements are by Royal Funeral Home.



Jean Schiller

Saturday, October 9, 2010 9:13 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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John A. Silander Sr.

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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 (J. T.) Gilbert March 7, 1939-Oct. 8, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Joseph T. Gilbert, 71 of Monroe, died at 7:35 p.m. at his home. He had been in poor health for one year. 



Joseph Chye

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



Joseph J. Chye

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Kathleen M. (Danford) Rabara Kathleen M. (Danford) Rabara Feb. 27, 1949-Oct. 6, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Kathleen M. (Danford) Rabara, 61, of Temperance, MI died suddenly October 6, 2010 with her loving husband and son at her side. 



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.



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. 



Marian J. Wood

Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:51 AM 

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Marjorie L. Freese

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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 L. Clark-Brown Died Oct. 8, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM

Mary L. Clark-Brown passed away peacefully at her home in Farmington Hills on October 8, with family by her side. 



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 Brown, 77

Sunday, October 10, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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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



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. 



Michael N. Flemming

Michael N. Flemming Union City Michael N. Flemming, 62, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. Michael is out of pain and fishing with Jesus. He was born November 16, 1947 in Petoskey, MI the son of Samuel and Velma (Graham) Flemming. He married Patricia (Holden) Flemming of Union City, on September 2, 1966 in Nashville, MI. He spent 8 years in active military duty in the Vietnam Era. During his tour he traveled the world. He was involved in the Bronson Kiwanis and the Battle Creek Steel Headers. His positive attitude, love of life, and contagious sense of humor influenced all he touched. Michael could find the good in everyone and everything. He considered his biggest accomplishment his son, Sean. His support and compassion helped many young students achieve their goals on the athletic field as well as becoming successful parents. He never missed the opportunity to support his son in any event. Michael took great pride in his work ethic, regardless of working at the Federal Center or in pursuing his dream of building the best fishing poles known to man. His greatest joys were spending time with family, cooking and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Sean (Joanne "Jojo") Flemming; granddaughter, Braelyn Ali; grandson, Tytan Samuel; sister/mother-brother/father, Rita (Larry) Smith; nieces/sisters, Linda, Brenda, and Karen; nephews/brothers, Larry and Gary; sisters, Jan (Jerry) Dunn and Martha Lester; and many other special extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; and godparents, Grace and Chet Ball. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Sunday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, 1:00 p.m. at the Bachman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Ibbotson of Augusta Bible Baptist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family or Kidney. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, (269)965-5145



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.



Nancy Ann Babcock

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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.



Nellie M. Andrews *

Nellie M. Andrews Battle Creek Nellie M. Andrews, 89, died Friday, October 8, 2010. Arrangements pending at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. 



OBITUARY: Norma J. Lowell, 77, of Saranac

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



Obituary: Barbara Dixie Nyland of Carson City

Barbara Dixie Nyland of Carson City passed away Oct. 7, 2010 at the Carson City Hospital. Barbara was born to Edwin and Velma (Henry) Grames in New Madrid, Mo. She was married to Marshall Nyland on Feb. 17, 1977 in Ionia. 



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



Otto Jones Jackson *

Otto Jones Jackson Battle Creek Otto Jones Jackson, 85, died Friday October 8, 2010. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Andrus St. Church of God. Services will be held at the church at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Please visit, . Arrangements are by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.



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.



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



Richard James Raymond *

Richard James Raymond Richard James Raymond, 69, died on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Royal Funeral Home.



Robert Lee Christopher *

Robert Lee Christopher Battle Creek Robert Lee Christopher, 86, died Friday October 8, 2010. Vistitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Battle Creek. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



Samantha Marie Erdt Died Oct. 7, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Samantha Marie Erdt, age 22, of Farmington Hills, formerly of Newport, died Thursday Oct. 7. 



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fianc 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.



Scott E. Howe

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Sharon Duncan *

51, of Portland, died Tuesday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home, Lansing. 



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. ...



Steven J. Chadwell Nov. 4, 1954-Oct. 8, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Steven J. Chadwell, age 55 of Newport, died unexpectedly Friday night. 



Syble LaVerne Mattea

Syble LaVerne Mattea Charlotte Syble LaVerne Mattea age 85, died Friday, October 08, 2010. Surviving are: her husband of 62 years, Charles Mattea; 3 sons, Charles (Jan) Mattea of Houston, TX, Richard (Ann) Mattea of Olivet and Keith (Melissa) Mattea of Colorado; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Mark (Patricia) Blankenship of Austin, TX and sister, Joy (Ralph) Lane of Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at the Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte with Rev. Jack Brown officiating. Interment in the Bosworth Cemetery, Olivet. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may go to the Eaton Community Hospice.



Thomas Alan Edwards *

48, of Haslett, formerly of Grand Ledge, stone mason and dairy herdsman, died Oct. 7. Graveside services 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



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. 



Tyson Hernandez, 1

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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.



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 Ruth Alton Cooper July 11, 1925-Oct. 7, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:30 AM 

Virginia Ruth Alton Cooper, born July 11, 1925, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 7, 2010. 



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Dorotha Rose Galey Portland Age 87, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010. She was born on December 7, 1922 the daughter of Anthony and Gladys (Patrick) Wohlscheid. Dorotha was a member of the, . Post Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing the piano, crossword puzzles, and playing cards. Her greatest love was her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; grandson, Greg Galey; granddaughter, Audra Mleko; sister, Joyce Gibbs; brother, Charles Wohlscheid. Surviving are her children Norva (Jerry) Mleko of Mass City, Phyllis (Terry) Gilbert of Portland, Debbie Dickey of Sydney Australia, Beverly (Jerry) Patrick of Portland, Michael (Jean) Galey of Portland, David Galey of Carbondale, CO. and Christopher Galey of Lansing; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Marilyn V. Danielson at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. Interment will be in Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-Michigan Hospice House, 1210 W. Saginaw; Lansing, MI. 48915. Online condolences may be at



Vivian Margaret Craig

Vivian Margaret (Stone) Craig Vivian Margaret (Stone) Craig was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on February 16, 1927. She passed away September 10, 2010 at Aegis Assisted Living Center, Carmichael, California. Vivian spent the last 16 months of her life at the Aegis of Carmichael Assisted Living Facility. Prior to Aegis, she lived at Lake Tahoe for 18 years, and Garden Grove, California, for nearly 40 years. Throughout Vivian's life, including her time at the Aegis facility, she loved to work, entertain, dance, and extend herself to those in need. One was always the better if Vivian happened by and found or saw someone she could help; many found safe haven at her home. Vivian Craig was the life of the party, always felt free to share her views and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to travel and considered going to movies and fine dining a necessary extravagance. Vivian was a stylish dresser and was known for her trademark red hats and berets. Her favorite sayings were: "There but for the Grace of God go I (or you)," and "Don't judge others if you haven't walked a mile in their shoes." Preceding Ms. Craig in death were a sister, Jackie Galloway of Orlando, Florida, and son David Arden Craig. Surviving are sister, Sally Pierce of Tigard, Oregon, and five remaining children and their families:; Robert E. (Marilyn) Drum of Encino, California; Terry L. Drum of Lansing, Michigan; Jeffrey R. Craig of Garden Grove, California; Mary M. (Chris) Hatton of Tahoma / Lake Tahoe, California; and Casey O' (Yvonne) Craig of Shelter Cove, California. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Many other friends remain across the Tahoe area, as well as southern California, East Lansing and Battle Creek, Michigan. The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Aegis of Carmichael, for providing a wonderful residence, their friendship and for assisting in providing her final care. A very special "Thank You" is extended to the Hospice staff that did not leave her side. Finally, "Thank you" Maria Chapin, for your loving offer of a special spot for "Mom's Tree" at beautiful E. W. Chapin Farms, Battle Creek Michigan - where Vivian played as a young girl and where her mother and uncle were born.



Wally Beaver *

Wally Beaver Galesburg Wally Beaver, 62, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Memorial services will be held at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010. Arrangements by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home Richland Chapel.



Wayne Basil Jenson *

Wayne Basil Jenson Marshall Wayne Basil Jenson, 79, died Thursday, October 7, 2010. Service will be Tuesday, Ocotber 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion. Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.



Wayne F. "Fred" Dalton *

51, of Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Webberville, died Sept. 29. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Orlando Direct Cremation Services, Orlando, Fla. 




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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 M. Charron

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William Ringler, 86

Sunday, October 10, 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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