Monday, October 18, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/18/10



Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

DOWELL, ABEGAIL "GAIL"; of Pontiac, MI; went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the age of 59. 



Agnes Bartlett *

87, of Lake Odessa, died Friday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, Lake Odessa. Arrangements by Koops Funeral Home, Lake Odessa. 



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).



Austin Rigterink, 89

Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:08 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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 Ann Neu

Monday, October 18, 2010 6:54 AM 

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Barbara J. Miller-Larner *

84, of Holt, retired tool and die accountant, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Barczi, Yolanda I.

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



Brian A. 'Scutta' Buccanero

Monday, October 18, 2010 2:12 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich.-- Brian A. "Scutta" Buccanero, 76, of Ironwood Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, following a difficult illness and in the presence of his loving wife, Gail.



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




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM

PERSONS, CLINTON D.; of Waterford; October 14, 2010; age 102. Clinton D. Persons was born in 1908 to the late George and Minnie Persons of Montrose, the second of three boys. He was raised on his family farm, graduated from Montrose High School in 1926 and then married his lifelong love, the late Blanche E. (Martin) Persons.



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 Josephine Rench *

Charlotte Josephine Rench Marshall Charlotte Josephine Rench, 96, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Services today at 12 noon at Burr Oak Cemetery in 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.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

IRWIN, DELENE PAM; age 55; of Lake Orion; October 14, 2010. Loving daughter of Betty Irwin and the late Delmer Irwin; dear sister of Vicki Tallmadge; sister-in-law of Jim Tallmadge; loving aunt of Michele Caddick and Kyla Tallmadge; great aunt of Lauren Corbett; dear niece of Eugene Andrews; also survived by many family and friends. Delene was a 1973 graduate of Lake Orion High School.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM

HART, DONALD G.; age 85; of Davisburg; died Sunday October 17, 2010. 




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

ALEXANDER, DONNA M.; age 80; of Waterford; died October 12, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Richard James Alexander (d. 2007); loving mother of Dinah (Rick) Allshouse, Danny Alexander, Doug (Diane) Alexander and Donald (Christine) Alexander; grandmother of Dalan, Derek, Darcy, Dana, Nathan and Maria. A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

JACOB-WILLIAMS, DORIS "DEAN"; age 51; passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010. 




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

CONKLIN, DOUGLAS A.; age 67; of White Lake; passed away peacefully at home on October 16, 2010. 



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. 



Dominic A. Paniccia

Dominic A. Paniccia Albion Dominic A. Paniccia, age 83, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1927 in Jackson, Michigan to Bernardo and Anna (Camastro) Paniccia. On June 7, 1947 he married Marjorie Bohm who preceded him in death on February 14, 2009. He worked for Albion Industries as a purchasing agent. He belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Florida and St. John Parrish here in Albion. Dominic was in the Jackson Bowling Hall of Fame, past President Knights of Columbus State of Michigan Bowling Association. He was an accomplished Golfer with 3 hole in one's, an accomplished Bridge player, charter member of Father Oak Council Knights of Columbus in Albion. Dominic ushered at the big house and loved the Wolverines. He was also very competitive in softball fast pitch League. Dominic very much enjoyed music and dancing. After many years of work Dominic and Marjorie retired to Venice FL and eventually settled in Steuart FL coming back to visit friends and family often. His survivors include: 2 sons, Michael and Lisa Marie Panicca of Albion and Dominic B. Paniccia and Fiancé Sherry McNamer of Sugar Grove, OH, 1 sister, Mary Lowry, of Radcliff, KY and sister in law Marcelene & Wayne VanSchoick of Albion, 1 brother, Frank and Sandi Paniccia of Bonita Spring, FL, many nieces and nephews. 4 grandchildren and, 2 great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother, Rocco. Funeral Service will be Thursday, October 21, 11:00a.m. at St. John Church, 1020 Irwin Ave., Albion, with Father Carl Peltz officiating. Visitation will be from Wednesday, October 20, 2 p.m.-4p.m. and 6p.m.-8:p.m. with a Rosary service held at 7:30p.m. at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 208 West Erie St. Albion. Memorials are suggested to St. John Parrish in Albion.



Dorothy Jean Willard *

86, of Lansing, retired state secretary, died Friday. Services 5 p.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Drann J. Lantz *

73, of Leslie, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grand River Community Church, Leslie. Arrangements by J.C. Adams Funeral Home, Leslie. 




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

MARXER, EDWARD E., JR.; age 83; a long time resident of Royal Oak; died Thursday, October 14, 2010; at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. He was born May 25, 1927 in Highland Park to Edward and Beatrice Marxer. Mr. Marxer served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II and the Korean war and was a product engineer at General Motors until retiring in 1985.



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.



Erik Evan Williams

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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



Floyd C. Oglesby

Floyd C. Oglesby Battle Creek Floyd C. Oglesby, 86, of Battle Creek, died on Friday, October 15, 2010, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Gwen, and four daughters: Julie (Greg) Hoelscher of Holland, Jo-Ellyn (Steve) Holt of Broomfield, CO, Jill (Barry) Dehlin of Okemos, and Mary (Matt) Fenske of Grand Rapids, thirteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Maryo Griffin and brother, Bill Oglesby. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bryan Oglesby. A memorial service is being planned for Thursday, October 21, 2010. Further details will be announced when they are available.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM

RIVERA, GABRIEL; age 54; of Pontiac; October 16, 2010. 




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

BIRD, GLENNA JEAN (nee MAY); 84; of Irvine and Rancho Penasquitos, California, and Rochester, MI; passed away, May 24, 2010; at UC, Irvine, Medical Center, from complications of surgery. Born September 11, 1925, in Cairo, IL to Ermal Fern (Jordan) May and Earl C. May, Glenna Jean May attended school in Cairo and graduated from Rochester High School in 1943.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

CONLEY, HARRIET (MAITROTT); age 76; of Rochester; October 16, 2010. 




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

DEATON (NEE: HUNTER), HELEN; age 95; of Walled Lake; died October 16, 2010. 



Helen Irene Smith *

98, of Elsie, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel.



Helen R. Rode

Sunday, October 17, 2010 11:26 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Helen R. Rode *

Helen R. Rode Coldwater Helen R. Rode, 83, died Saturday, October 16, 2010. A service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.



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.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

ELLIOTT, JEAN M.; age 82; of Rochester; October 15, 2010. 



Jaber, Jacob J.

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



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. ...



Jean Davidson Rand

Monday, October 18, 2010 9:15 AM 

Jean Davidson Rand, a resident of North Hill, Needham, and a long time resident of Weston and Gloucester, Mass., died peacefully Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, four weeks prior to her 93rd birthday.



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.



Jonathan M. Fenlon

Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

In Loving Memory of Jonathan M. Fenlon Jan. 6, 1983 ~ Oct. 18, 2009



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.



Judith Kay Schafer *

70, of Holt, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



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 *

Karen Sue Castaneda Charlotte Karen Sue Castaneda, 55, died October 16, 2010. Visitation Tuesday October 19, 5-8 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, 401 W. Seminary, Charlotte. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 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.... 



Kayser, Joan M.

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



Kenneth J. Kipp *

Kenneth J. Kipp Marshall Kenneth J. Kipp, age 46, died Friday, October 15, 2010. Visitation on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the funeral home.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

JACOBSEN, LEONARD ROBERT; age 83; of Walled Lake, Michigan; passed away October 15, 2010. Loving and devoted husband of Dixie for 59 years; loving father of Dixie Lynn Jacobsen, Christie Enstrom-West (Harold), and Laurie Wetterholt; loving grandfather of Nathan, Rob, Erik, Merideth, and Jonathan; preceded in death by father and mother, Christopher and Elizabeth Jacobsen and five siblings; also survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and a loving church family. He was a veteran of W.W.II, serving in the Air Force from 1945 to 1947. Retired from Quanex Corporation in South Lyon in 1991, after 44 years of dedicated service.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

KING, LOIS; of Rochester Hills; October 15, 2010. Loving wife of James; dear mother of Linda (Ed) Boan, David (Rebecca), Tom and Nancy King; loving grandmother of Jennie, Alysa, Lydia, Liam, Lachlan and Lleyton; sister of Lorraine Eanes and Larry Cline; Memorial Service 7 p.m. Monday at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester.



Letty Stille, 82

Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:06 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Louise Sharrard

Monday, October 18, 2010 6:54 AM 

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

HEIBECK-BENTSEN, MARY F.; age 84; of Rochester Hills; October 16, 2010. Loving wife of Palmer A. Bentsen Jr.; dear mother of Carol Heibeck, James Heibeck, Pam Brown, Diane (Robert) Shepard, Palmer Bentsen III and David (Gail) Bentsen; proud grandmother of five grandchildren.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

BULLOCK, MILDRED M.; age 91; of Waterford; passed away October 7, 2010. The wife of Robert for 65 years; mother of Barbara Williamson. Preceded in death by parents, Sophie and Joseph Andrews; and eight siblings; and her son-in-law. Sister to Helen Blue; grandmother of Debi, Tami, Mike and Pati; great grandmother of Sarah, Derek, Rachel, Corey, Leah, Brittney, Kiersten, Zachary and Mackenzie; great great grandmother of Parker; many nieces and nephews.



Manfred W. "Fred" Probol *

Manfred W. "Fred" Probol Battle Creek Manfred W. "Fred" Probol, 81, died Saturday, October 16, 2010. a Arrangements are pending at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



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.



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



Matthew Lee Tenniswood *

31, of Grand Ledge, Rod's Plumbing & Heating job coordinator and estimator, died Thursday due to asthma complications. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



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.



Neil C. "Red" Stevens *

74, of Mecosta, formerly of DeWitt, retired Automotive Inspections Specifications employee, died Friday. Services noon Tuesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



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: 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: 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



Otis H. Shaft *

80, of Lansing, formerly of Dimondale, retired Air Force master sergeant chapel business administrator, died Saturday. Services noon Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

OLIVER, PAUL FRANCIS; born January 3, 1937 and died October 12, 2010. Paul was the loving father of Paul Jr.; grandfather of Maryann; and great grandfather of Trenton and Phoenix.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM

NADEAU, PAUL O.; of Waterford; died October 12, 2010; at 90 years of age surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Jane; sons, Daniel (Karen) Nadeau of Clarkston, John (Wilene) Nadeau of TN, Steven Nadeau of Waterford; and daughter-in-law, Paulette Nadeau; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.



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.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

O'HAGAN, REV. JAMES PASCHAL; of Waterford; October 17, 2010; age 88. 




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

KASLLY, ROBERT A. "BOB"; of Florida, formerly of Clarkston; October 12, 2010; age 80. Husband of Katheryn; father of Michael (Julie) Kaslly, Robert (Robin) Kaslly, Suzanne (Randy) Erdley, and the late Nancy Kaslly; also survived by seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three step-children; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great grandchildren; brother of Richard (Rosemary), Verna (the late Chuck) Berger and Doris (the late Dick) James.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

JOYCE, ROBERT E.; of White Lake; October 2, 2010; age 83. Preceded in death by his wife Dolores. Father of Dave Joyce of Waterford, Mark Joyce of Waterford, Deanna (Mel) Ingland of WI and Paul Joyce of Clarkston; grandfather of eight; brother of Joann (Robert) Painter. Mr. Joyce was a veteran of W.W.II having served in the U.S. Navy. He owned and operated Twin Pines Home delivery.




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WAINMAN, ROBERT L.; of Lake Orion; October 17, 2010; age 82. 




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

DRAKE, RONALD; age 82; of Davison; died Thursday, October 14, 2010; at the Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2010 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 S. Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, MI.




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

ROSE (SHUPE), SALLY A.; of Clarkston formerly of Clawson; October 16, 2010; age 74. 



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



Ramon C. "Ray" Stanley *

78, of Lansing, retired Oldsmobile senior manufacturing engineer and Stanley and Associates owner, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.



Richard Piper, 85

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Robert Douglas Hall Sr. *

79, of Williamston, retired electrician, died Friday. Visitation 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel. 



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 N. "Bob" Shook

Robert N. "Bob" Shook Fulton Robert N. "Bob" Shook, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday Oct. 16, 2010 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Fulton on Dec. 22, 1920 the son of George W. and Carrie (Kline) Shook. He graduated from Athens High School and continued to work on the family farm prior to, . Bob served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during the war. While on leave he met his future wife, Adele Hoy in Sydney Australia. Bob and Adele were married on March 11, 1947 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon, and they have made their home at the family farm in Fulton since their marriage. Bob worked in the airline industry starting out in Battle Creek with American Airlines and North Central Air, which later became Republic and Northwest Airlines, retiring as a regional sales manager. He attended American University in Washington, D.C., and Western Michigan University, where he also taught several classes. Bob was an active member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon where he was a Lector, CCD teacher, and served on the Parish Council. He was also a volunteer with the Jail Ministry program for the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and for Borgess VNA and Hospice. He was the founder of Red Carpet Travel Service in Three Rivers and was a member of the Battle Creek Optimist Club and the American Legion. Bob is survived by his wife, Adele; ten children, Lynette (Mike) Wilson of Leonidas, Christopher (Katherine) Shook of Kalamazoo, Stephen (Jo Ellen) Shook of Springfield, VA, Marianne (Joe) Kuiper of Mattawan, Timothy Shook of Miami, FL, Maureen (David) Simms of Milford, Robert G. Shook of Allegan, Lawrence (Darla Cook) Shook of Battle Creek, Pauline (Mark) Giacobone of Schoolcraft, and Kathleen (Steve) Waldron of Schoolcraft; 26 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and by his special niece, Kay (Trevor) Jones of Northport. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Dr. Kenneth Shook and Cleon Shook; and 3 infant children. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, and where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral mass for Bob Shook will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon with concelebrants, Rev. Jim Vinh Le and Rev. Mark Vyverman officiating. Military interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to either the Jail Ministry Program for the Diocese of Kalamazoo, the St. Edward Catholic Church Preservation Fund, or to Kairo's Dwelling Hospice Home in Kalamazoo. An online register is available at



Robert N. Shook

Monday, October 18, 2010 6:17 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Robert Rieckmann, 84

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Rusty Morris Jr. *

58, of Charlotte, master construction craftsman, died Friday. Visitation 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

BROWN, SAWYER JOSEPH; of Waterford; October 13, 2010. Precious infant son of Brent and Jeanette; dearest brother of Daisy and Scarlet; grandson of Ron and Mary Brown and Jim and Michele Smither; survived by many loving aunts and uncles. Funeral Service Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion.




Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:19 AM 

COOPER, SHAWN M.; suddenly October 13, 2010 following a pedestrian/auto accident; age 38; of Rochester Hills. Loving husband and father; beloved husband of Dawn M. (nee: Hall) for 17 years; dear father of Jordan M. and Joshua M.; also survived by many loving relatives, friends, and his dog, Jack.



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. today at Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Shirley W. Carlson *

87, of East Lansing, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East 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.



The Rev. Wayne M. Sevener, 66

Monday, October 18, 2010 9:16 AM 

The Rev. Wayne M. Sevener, 66, of Indian River, walked on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at his home in Indian River.



Thomas Marsilje, 67

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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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Robert N. "Bob" Terry Grand Ledge Age 67, our loving husband, father, grandfather passed away October 16, 2010 surrounded by his family. Born February 3, 1943 in Courtland, AL. Bob started with Oldsmobile were he worked 15 years before becoming the alternate committeeman and later committeeman with U.A.W. Local #652 for 17 years before retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S., . He loved camping, fishing, hunting, and traveling to Alabama to visit family. He loved sports, and was an avid baseball and football fan for many teams. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Taft and Syble Terry; and brothers, Billy Ray and Stanley "Buddy" Terry. Surviving are his long time companion and wife of 6½years, Cathy; 2 daughters, Rhonda (Laron) Morse, and Connie Gearheart; step-daughter, Susan (Derek) Heins; twin step-sons, Robert and David Barnes; 6 grandchildren: Lisa and Randy Morse; Brittaney, Samantha, and Danny Gearheart; Grace Heins, and one on the way; brother, Cecil Lynn Terry; In-Laws, Bill and Maria Mills; special family, Elizabeth, Ryan, Danialle, and Mason; and numerous family members in Alabama. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon with services 12:00 Noon Wednesday, October 20, in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. Contributions may be made to the in memory of Bob. Friends may visit the guest book at, . Roll Tide




Monday, October 18, 2010 7:04 AM 

PITSER, WILLIAM CARL; of Ortonville; October 17, 2010; at 90 years of age.



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



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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