Saturday, October 16, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/16/10


Alton Perry Oct. 14, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:35 AM 

Alton Perry, 81, of Erie died at 9 p.m. Thursday at Regency Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service, Erie.



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).



Anna Lynn Essary Oct. 14, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:35 AM 

Anna Lynn Essary, 64, of Monroe died at 4:49 p.m. Thursday in her home. Arrangements by Rupp 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.



Barbara A. Tacktor

• Barbara A. Tacktor, 73, of Ludington, died today, Oct. 15. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



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.



Brenda Jean Salas

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Brian Earl Stevenson *

54, of Lansing,, assembly worker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Burl C. "Bud" George *

75, of Haslett, died Thursday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Monday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel.



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




Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM 

PERSONS, CLINTON D.; of Waterford; October 14, 2010; age 102. 



Carol L. Perkins

Carol L. Perkins, 72, of Gladwin passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. She was born on May 11, 1938 in Detroit to Bernard & Elaine (House) Nagle. She married Arthur Perkins on Oct. 17, 1959 in Detroit.



Carol McConkey, 70

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Catherine L. Taylor *

80, of Lansing, retired Lansing School District employee, died Thursday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home.



Catherine Schilling

Catherine May Hutchinson Schilling, 90, was carried by the angels to the waiting and open arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the quiet morning hours of Oct. 12. Loving family was always by he...



Charlotte Josephine Rench

Charlotte Josephine Rench Marshall Charlotte Josephine Rench, age 96, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Marshall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Battle Creek on April 25, 1914 to Earl and Ruby Doty. Charlotte graduated from Battle Creek Central and for a short time she worked at the Kellogg Company. She and her husband farmed for 50 years, milking cows and selling eggs. Upon retirement they wintered in Punta Gorda, FL and enjoyed many years there. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty two years Gar C. Rench, one son Harold W. Rench and one stepson Gar L. Rench. She is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a member of D A R, Daughters of 1812 and the Convis Union United Methodist Church. Services 12 noon, Monday, October 18, 2010 at Burr Oak Cemetery, Athens with Pastor Sue Ann Hagen officiating. Memorials may be directed to Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, Battle Creek Health System, 300 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017 or the Convis Union United Methodist Church, 18890 Twelve Mile Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens.



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.



Clifford "Tuke" Dawson *

86, of Eaton Rapids, die setter, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. today at Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 




Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM 

MUNSON, DENNIS R.; age 67; of Holly; died Thursday, October 14, 2010. 




Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM 

ZELEZIC, DOROTHY RUTH (nee Basch); born February 6, 1919; passed away October 14, 2010; 



Dane J. Griffin *

56, of Laingsburg, Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Church assistant media director, died Monday. Memorial services 4 p.m. Sunday at Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



David Prescott

David Prescott, 75, passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. Arrangements were made by Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin. A full obit will run in next week's edition. Call the funeral home for details., Mable Louise (Mire) Gearhart, 77, of Gladwin passed away on Oct. 1, 2010. She was born on Nov. 5, 1932, to the late Elias and Bertha Mire.



Death Notice: Amanda (Mandy) Ann Sheldon of North Carolina formerly of Belding

Amanda (Mandy) Ann Sheldon of North Carolina formerly of Belding past away Oct. 7, 2010 in North Carolina. 



Dorice Buckley *

89, of St. Johns, medical transcriptionist, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. today at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Johns Chapel. 



Dorothy A. Dascola *

93, of Greenville, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville. Arrangements by Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. 



Dr. Stephen E. LaChance *

71, of Grand Rapids, retired orthopedic surgeon, died Thursday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Sunday at Sheridan Congregational Church. Arrangements by Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan. 



Ellen Schafer

• Ellen Schafer, 91, of Ludington, died today, Oct. 15. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



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.



Emma L. Howard

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Erik Evan Williams

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Esther Tharp, 76

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Etha Eisler

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Etha K. Eisler *

96, of St. Johns, retired clerk, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns Chapel.



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



Florence "Flo" E. Reichow March 4, 1921-Oct. 13, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:35 AM 

Florence ?Flo? E. Reichow, 89 years of Temperance, MI, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Hickory Ridge of Temperance.



Genevieve A. Van Epps *

95, of Grand Ledge, died Friday. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Gerald "Jerry" Feguer *

79, of Cadillac, retired state Treasury Department manager, died Tuesday. Graveside services 11a.m. today at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Glenn E. Fincham *

91, of Olivet, formerly of South Boardman, died Wednesday. Graveside services 11a.m. today at South Boardman Cemetery. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



Gwylla Shough

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Heather Danielle Comstock

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Helen R. "Lilah" Henrys *

102, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Graveside services 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Helen W. Luce

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Herbert Allen Johnson

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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.



Hugh A. DesErmia

Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



Jane "Janie" Maxey

Jane "Janie" Maxey, 63, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 14 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arrangements by Herbert Funeral Home. ...



JoAnn Marie (Hagstrom) Shea

Saturday, October 16, 2010 2:07 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- JoAnn Marie (Hagstrom) Shea, 73, of Curry Street, Ironwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at home. 



John C. Friesen

John C. Friesen, 80, of Troy (formerly of Gladwin) passed away Oct. 7, 2010., Barbara E. Beyer (Kirk, Schmidt) passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Gladwin, at age 93. She was born March 18, 1917, in Bay City, to the late John E. and Neta E. (Nelson) Kirk. She married Leo Schmidt, and he predeceased her in 1943. Barbara later married Philip Beyer, and he passed away in 1985.



John E. Hester *

John E. Hester Battle Creek John E. Hester, 69, died Thursday, October 14, 2010. Arrangements pending at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. 



John R. Ringler

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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.



Judy Carlson

• Judy Carlson of Ludington died Oct. 13. Oak Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



Judy Ellen Carlson

Judy Ellen Carlson, 50, of Ludington, went home to be with Jesus Oct. 13. She was very well taken care of by family and her very best friend, Jim, who was there by her side at all times, also by Hospi...



Julie A. Stevens *

Julie A. Stevens Marshall Julie A. Stevens, 71, died October 14, 2010. Visitation at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home & Cremation Services Sunday, October 17, from 1-3p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Services Monday, October 18, 2010 at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 1:30 p.m.




Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM 

PARKER, KRISTINE L.; of White Lake; October 14, 2010; age 41. 



Katherine (Hawley) Miller

Katherine (Hawley) Miller, 101, of Ludington, died Friday evening at Oakview Medical Care Facility. The Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



Katherine E. “Jackie” Stevens Oct. 13, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:35 AM 

Katherine E. “Jackie” Stevens, 89, of Temperance died Wednesday. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance.



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.



Lawrence A. "Larry" Knuth *

82, of East Lansing, died Monday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



Lillian Ann Williams *

Lillian Ann Williams Battle Creek Lillian Ann Williams, 86, died October 13, 2010. A service will be held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 23, 2010, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



Mable D. (Cowan) Kay *

Mable D. (Cowan) Kay Marshall Mable Dorothy Kay, 88, formerly of Bay City died Tuesday October 12, 2010. The service will be at 11:00 a.m. at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 608 N. Madison Ave. in Bay City on Saturday, October 16, 2010. 



Maria Orozco, 85

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Mariora Chiliban *

87, of Lansing, died Friday. Services 1:30 p.m. today at Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery, Rives Junction. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home.



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.



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



Maureen Giller Springer

Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:09 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. 



Minerva V. Sloan

Minerva V. Sloan, 88, of Frankenmuth, passed away after a short illness on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. She was born in Saginaw on August 5, 1922, to William and Louise (Bone) Pringle. She married Arthur Sloan on May 3, 1946 in Ohio. He preceded her in death in 1985.



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.



OBITUARY: Norma J. Lowell, 77, of Saranac

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



Obituary: Amanda 'Mandy' Ann Sheldon, 24, of North Carolina formerly of Belding

Amanda "Mandy" Ann Sheldon, 24, of North Carolina formerly of Belding, passed away Oct. 7, 2010. She was born Feb. 17, 1986 in Grand Rapids.



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: Charles L. Courser

After a lengthy illness, Charles L. Courser passed away into eternity to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 12, 2010. 



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: Darlene Daye Wright, 62, of Ionia

Darlene Daye Wright, 62, of Ionia, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at her home with her family at her side.



Obituary: Dorotha Rose Galey, 87, of Portland

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



Obituary: Emma Margaret Frances Byrne 97, of Grattan

Emma Margaret Frances Byrne 97, of Grattan, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Spectrum Health's Greenville Campus.



Obituary: Heather L. Probst, 24

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Obituary: Homer R. Sessions of DeWitt, formerly of Ionia

Homer R. Sessions of DeWitt, formerly of Ionia, passed away suddenly Sept. 29, 2010. 



Obituary: John Morris Jr., 78

John Morris Jr., 78, passed away in Vista, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2010.



Obituary: Joyce A Horstman, 70, of Ionia

Joyce A Horstman, 70, of Ionia, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. 



Obituary: Mark Michael Barna, 65, of Ionia

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



Obituary: Marvin 'Allen' Hake, 54, of Lake Odessa

Marvin "Allen" Hake, 54, of Lake Odessa, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.



Obituary: Mary Ella VanAmburg, 97, of Portland

Mary Ella VanAmburg, 97, of Portland passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.



Obituary: Rolland F. Stimmel, 83

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Obituary: Sandra Lynn Shaw, 46, of Ionia, formerly of Lake Odessa

Sandra Lynn Shaw, of Ionia, formerly of Lake Odessa, former U.S. Army (Ft. Dix, N.J.) and Department of Corrections employee, passed away on Oct. 9, 2010 at the age of 46.



Obituary: Scott G. Oakes, 56, of Ionia

Scott G. Oakes, 56, of Ionia passed away due to accidental injuries Oct. 8, 2010 in Ionia County. 



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



Phyllis (Eby) Sutts July 17, 1934-Oct. 8, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:35 AM 

SUTTS, Phyllis (Eby), beloved wife of Donald A. 



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.




Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM 

DRAKE, RONALD; age 82; of Davison; died Thursday, October 14, 2010; at the Genesys Regional Medical Center.



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



Robert H. Rowe

Robert H. Rowe, age 92 of Gladwin, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at Horizon Senior Living in St. Helen. Robert had lived in Gladwin since 1975, formerly of Midland. He retired from the Midland Police Department, and was a World War II veteran.



Robert 'Mike' Powers

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Ronnie L. Pike *

64, of Dimondale, formerly of Grand Ledge, retired E.T.M. Enterprise (Grand Ledge) employee, died Thursday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Mulliken. Arrangements by Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken.



Russell R. Bierley

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM 

HUDACK, STEPHEN "STEVE"; age 73; long-time resident of Pontiac; born April 27, 1937; in Pennsylvania, passed away October 13, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.



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.



Shirley M. Bouck

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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.



Thomas Sutphen Jr.

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Timothy Harvey

Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:42 AM 

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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.



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Thomas Sutphen Jr. Howard City Thomas Sutphen Jr. age 68, passed away Oct. 13, at his residence. He was born Feb 10, 1942 in Lansing the son of Thomas and June ( Mulkins ) Sutphen. During his working years he worked for Sears in the appliance repair division for 21 years as well as owning T & L Repair for 15 years. Tom Served his country in the US Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Stanton, The Moose Lodge in Lansing # 288, past president of the Mason -Holy Eagles and a member of the Stanwood Eagles. Tom loved golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. In 1968 he married Mary Lou ( Michaud ) who survives also surviving is his mother June Stuphen of Howard City. His children James ( Dorothy ) Sutphen of Nebraska, Brenda (Rodney ) Dilts of Maryland, Cindy (David) Thuma of Lansing; 8 grandchildren; sister Carol ( Robert ) Goetsch of Howard City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will take place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Heckman Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Brillhart officiating with Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and prior to services on Monday




Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:05 AM

WESTER, WILLIAM N. "BILL"; of Waterford, formerly of Ortonville; October 14, 2010; after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer; age 48. 



Walter A. Schuelke Jr.

Walter A. Schuelke Jr., 76, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 14. Arrangements by Herbert Funeral Home.... 



Wayne Correll "T-Buckett" Gerald *

38, of Williamston, died Wednesday. Services 4 p.m. today at Wayside Chapel Ministries, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.




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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.



Wilma Russell July 25, 1938-Aug. 30, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:35 AM 

Wilma Russell, 72, of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Ida, went home to be with her Lord Mon., Aug. 30, 2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.




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