Sunday, October 17, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/17/10


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).



Andrew "Andy" Emery Balogh

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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....



Barbara Lee Goddyn

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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.



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



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.



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 J. (Doty) Rench *

Charlotte J. (Doty) Rench Marshall Service 12 noon, Monday, October 18, 2010 at Burr Oak Cemetery, Athens. 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 Jr.

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Collin Fletcher

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Cynthia L. Casteel

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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. 



Dolores C. Burchill

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Donald L. Crist

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Dorice Buckley

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Dr. Alexander Gottschalk

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Duane D. Goundrill *

Duane D. Goundrill Battle Creek Duane D. Goundrill, age 49, of Battle Creek, died October 15, 2010. There will be no formal services. Arrangements by the Royal Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Duane R. DeLano *

Duane R. DeLano Battle Creek Duane R. DeLano, 86, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Royal Funeral Home.



Elizabeth J. "Liz" Copeland *

47, of Fowlerville, Sakaiya Co. of America (Webberville) quality inspector, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. 



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.



Eric Jon Feldpausch

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Erik Evan Williams

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Essie Marie Lee Dec. 27, 1911-Oct. 15, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010 12:36 AM 

Essie Marie Lee, 98, of Monroe passed away Friday evening, October 15, at the home of her daughter in Monroe Township. 



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.



Eugene F. "Gene" Dudley *

82, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Charlotte, Maeward Inc. (Olivet) owner/operator, died Oct. 9. Services 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Charlotte. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



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



George Philip Hanley

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Geraldine V. Nantz

Geraldine V. Nantz Geraldine (Gerry) V. Nantz., age 93, died Tuesday, October 13, 2010 in Sebring, FL. Gerry was born on August 23, 1917 in Scottville, MI to Max E. and Hazel E. (Lattin) Tyler. She lost both her father and brother while she was still very young. Gerry graduated from Hart High School and then went on to become a licensed beautician. She married Charles VanHouten in 1938, and divorced in 1945. In 1949, Gerry met and married Melvin E. Rooker. They moved to Battle Creek, MI and both worked for White House Ice Cream Company for many years before opening the Dolphin Lounge on S.W. Capital Avenue in Battle Creek. They retired in 1975 and Melvin died that same year. In 1979, Gerry married George Hoehne and they spent many years traveling around the world and attending county fairs. They wintered in Avon Park, FL. George died in 1990. In 1993, Gerry met and married Paul L. Nantz of Marshall, Michigan. They divorced in 1995. Gerry loved working in the yard and garden. She also loved books and was an avid reader. Before moving to Florida permanently in 2006, she was a member of the North Avenue Church of God in Battle Creek and a member of the Burnham Brook Center. Gerry had an unwavering love and commitment to her family. Surviving her are her children, Sharon (Larry) Whitney of Sparks, NV, Ronald (Janet) Van Houten of Sebring, FL and Shirley (Robert) Hughes of Battle Creek, MI. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Earl (Lylene) Hoehne of Marshall, MI and Martin (Velda) Hoehne of Vicksburg, MI; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at North Avenue Church of God, 1079 North Avenue, Battle Creek MI with interment of cremains following at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.



Henry O. Clark

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Herbert Allen Johnson

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Herman A. Wadke

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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.



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.



James Robert Donahue *

67, of Okemos, died Tuesday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Chapel. East Lansing. 



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. ...



Jeanette Lydia Iott Feb. 23, 1931-Oct. 15, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010 12:36 AM 

Jeanette Lydia Burgard Iott, 79, of Monroe passed away in her home on October 15, 2010, surrounded by her husband and loving family. 



Jeannette Leonarda Kreps

Jeannette Leonarda Kreps Jeannette Leonarda Kreps passed away peacefully the morning of October 13, 2010 at the age of 90. Jeannette began her life in Miele Netherlands, the youngest daughter of six children of Alphonse and Maria Joordens. In 1945, she met and married Robert Earl Kreps in Maastricht, Netherlands, who preceded her in death in 1975. Jeannette and Robert raised four sons in various locations including the Netherlands, Germany, Virginia and Battle Creek Michigan. Jeannette will be fondly remembered by her children: Robert (Sharon) of Tampa Florida, Bruce (Hallie Christine) of Battle Creek Michigan, Michael (Dr. Kerry Gilbert) of Kalamazoo Michigan, and Marcus (Debbi) of Kalamazoo Michigan. Jeannette is also survived by her niece, Marijke VanDillen of Battle Creek Michigan. Jeannette was the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren, Wendy Burkhardt, Monique Kabbe, Jennifer Kreps, Michael Kreps, Devon Kreps, Gabrielle Steele, Kevin Kreps, Morgan Kreps, Robert Kreps, Kelsey Kreps, and Logan Kreps and eight great grand children all of whom will miss her dearly. Jeannette will be remembered for her sense of humor, her competitive nature for golf and bowling, her love of animals, her talent as a portrait artist, and her ability to meet people in every aspect of life and create a friendship. Jeannette was an inspiration to all of us, and her legacy will live in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to "Richland Animal Hospital Angel Fund" 8421 N. 32nd Ave, Richland, MI 49083, or any animal help organization of your choice. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday October 18, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at the Richard Henry Funeral Home on Capital Ave. in Battle Creek, MI. Family will greet guests at 12:00. Following the service internment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Territorial Road in Battle Creek.



Jeffrey A. Fisk

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John Arnold Boyd

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John Burns, 74

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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 Edward Hester, age 69, was born September 30, 1941 in Battle Creek. He left his loved ones on October 14, 2010 to become their guardian angel. John graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1959. He was employed by Grand Trunk Railroad as a switchman from 1972 to 1996. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, traveling, and tipping a beer with his friends. John was happiest when he was entertaining and cooking for his family. John was a beloved son, brother, Papa, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, James Hester II; brothers, James and Robert (Bob) Hester; and a daughter, JuJohnna Hester. John is survived by his mother, Agnes Hester; sister, Jay Ann Keys; son, Trevor Hester; step-daughter, Melissa Puckett-Smith; grandchildren, Samantha Dean, Jonathan, Jaden, Maya, Christian, and Connor Hester; a great grandchild, Izaiah Hester; and his loyal companion, Sassy. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday October 20, 2010. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Good Samaritan Hospice.



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... 



Karen Sue Castaneda *

55, of Mulliken, died Saturday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



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 “Jackie” E. Stevens May 31, 1921-Oct. 13, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010 12:18 AM 

Katherine “Jackie” E. Stevens, 89, of Temperance, MI, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010 surrounded by her loving family.



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. Haigh *

90, of East Lansing, retired Toledo Edison Co. mechanical engineer, died Sept. 21. Memorial services 1:30 p.m. today at Edgewood United Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Lillian Ann Williams

Lillian Ann Williams Battle Creek Lillian Ann Williams, 86, died October 13, 2010. Lillian was born December 18, 1923 in Hamtramck, MI. to William and Mary (Petryga) Briggs. She graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit in 1941. It was there she met her husband, Oland "Pete" Williams. Pete went on to serve in the military during, , and after his discharge, the couple moved to Battle Creek, where they were lifelong residents. Lillian loved cooking, reading, making crafts of all kinds, traveling, large family gatherings, and was an avid game player, but was especially fond of Farkle. Lillian is survived by her husband of 66 years, Pete Williams; two children, Sharon (Grant) Replogle and Michael "Jim" (Theresa) Williams; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. Lillian donated her body to the Michigan State University School of Medicine. A celebration of her life will be held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 157 Chapel Hill Drive, Battle Creek, 49015, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Chapel Hill United Methodist Church or Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, 49048. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Mabel E. Sophia

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Manuel G. Garcia

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Margaret E. O'Mara

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Marguerite 'Phyllis' Smith

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Marian R. Durham *

Marian R. Durham Rockledge, FL Marian R. Durham, 101, formerly of Battle Creek and Marshall, MI, died October 15, 2010. The graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Hicks Cemetery, Pennfield Township. There will be no visitation. The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, is in charge of arrangements.



Mariora Chiliban *

87, of Lansing, died Friday. Services have been held. 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



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 Miller, 101

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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.



Nancy Jane Piotter Dec. 14, 1940-Oct. 16, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010 12:18 AM 

Nancy J. Piotter, age 69, of Brownstown Township, died Saturday at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1940 in Wyandotte. Beloved wife of Lawrence “Larry” Piotter. Loving mother of Lori Piotter, Faith (John) Wood and Teri (Krate) Reece.



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

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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: Glenn J. Lemke

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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: Robert Gerald Plummer

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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



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



Raymond E. Haga *

85, of Lansing, died Sept. 6. Memorial services 3 p.m. today at, Post 701, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Richard Allen Palmateer

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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.



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 *

81, of Lansing, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



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.



Stephen Allen Boedecker *

56, of Grand Ledge and Las Vegas, electrician, died Oct. 6. Memorial services noon Nov. 6 at IBEW Hall, Lansing. Arrangements by Palm Mortuary, Henderson, Nev. 



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Thomas Francis Russell

Thomas Francis Russell Delton Thomas Francis Russell passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, peacefully at home with his family. Tom was born November 20, 1939, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Joseph and Gertrude (Smith) Russell. He graduated from Riverview High School in 1958 and, in 1963, majoring in Economics. His work followed many avenues such as sales, insurance, construction, remodeling, real estate and most recently, supervisor at Benteler Automotive, retiring in 2001. Tom loved the out of doors, golfing, fishing, the lake and being with his many friends. Tom married his first wife, Victoria Rudy in 1962, and his second wife, Linda Aston Pearce, in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Christine Russell, Heidi (Douglas) Weaver, both of Texas and Stephanie Russell of Kalamazoo; stepchildren, Teresa Pearce and Michele (Marvin "Skip") Morgan, both of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Thomas, Alexandra and Madison Weaver, Heather Johncock, Michael and Sara Worthington and Kristen Morgan; four great-grandsons, Braydon and Bryce Etheridge, Alexander Morgan and Landon Devenbaugh; two sisters-in-law, Deloris Richardson and June Aston; and a half brother, Charles Dewey Stone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude, and stepfather, Arthur Tiura; his aunt, Thelma Jones; and a step grandson, Richard Miles III. Friends may visit with Tom's family on Monday, October 18th, from 5-8 p.m. at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton, where his service will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Prairieville Township Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit, to view and sign Tom's online guest book.



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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George Philip Hanley PE George Philip Hanley PE, age 92, formerly of Rochester Hills, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 8th 2010. He leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years Anastasia "Stacey", daughter Mary (Larry) Machacek, sons William "Bill" and John (Patricia). He will be missed by his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to parents John and Jane Hanley, he attended St Leo's High School and the University of Detroit with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and trained as a Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan. He was a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, a 70 year member. He was granted 18 US Patents, authored numerous technical papers, and was the author of two books, The Marmon Heritage and Firefighters from Prospect. After graduating from U of D, he worked at Long Mfg., Borg Warner and he taught at U of D for five years before starting a long career at, , beginning at Detroit Diesel where he fathered the V series 71 engine family as well as the 149 series engines. He finished his career at the General Motors Technical center in Warren as the manager for heavy duty vehicle emissions, Environmental Activities Group. In retirement he restored two Marmon cars and traveled the United States and Australia with his wife Stacey. There will be no funeral. The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Sparrow Clinton Memorial Hospital, St. Johns Michigan. The family is being served by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, 989-224-4422.



Walter A. Schuelke Jr.

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




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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 C. Jenkins

Sunday, October 17, 2010 8:02 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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