Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/20/10



Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

STEMEN, ANTHONY "TONY"; age 51; of Monroe; born on September 10, 1959; and passed away on October 17, 2010. 



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).



Angell V. 'Ann'Bucknell

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Anna Clara Delia "Delia" Lulham *

102, of Corunna, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Lake George Community Church, Lake George. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso.



Anna M. Folsom

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:29 AM 

HURLEY, Wis.-- Anna M. Folsom, 89, of Hurley, and formerly of Minneapolis and Minocqua, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Hurley. 



Annie (Davidson) Allan

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Anthony “Tony” Joseph Stemen Sept. 10, 1959-Oct. 17, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:01 PM

Anthony Joseph Stemen was born in Detroit, Mich. on Sept. 10, 1959. He was one of five children born from the union of the late Jerry Stemen and Myrna (Lau) Stemen. 



Arlene Overbeek, 86

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:07 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

BLAND, JOHN H SR.; of Pontiac, MI; passed away Friday, October 15, 2010 at Canterbury on the Lake of Waterford, MI.; at the age of 83. 



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 Tacktor

Barbara Ann Tacktor, 73, of Ludington, passsed away Friday, Oct. 15 at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon. Barbara Smith was born on June 15, 1937 in Ludington and married to Herbert O. Tacktor who sur...



Barbara Jean Brown *

69, of Pinconning, formerly of Lansing, retired store clerk, died Oct. 10. Memorial services 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, East Lansing. 



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.



Bertha M. Wright

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:24 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Beulah M. Monaghan *

92, of Haslett, formerly of Grand Ledge, died Saturday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Bryan David Miller

Bryan David Miller, 82, of Clare, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Woodland Hospice in Mt. Pleasant. He was born the son of Bryan and Mary Jane (Mavis) Miller on June 13, 1928, near Clare.



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




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

JOHNSON, CALLIE M.; of Hale, formerly of Pontiac; passed away in Saginaw on October 17, 2010; at age 83. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

BOOTH, CAROLYN A.; age 78; of Commerce Twp.; died October 16, 2010. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

BEEMAN, CATHERINE ALMEDA; age 87; of Waterford; October 19, 2010. 



Carl A. Schrauben

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Charles "Buck" R. Good

Charles "Buck" R. Good, age 68, of Gladwin, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at MidMichigan Medical Center"Gladwin. He was born Sept. 20, 1942 in Gladwin, the son of Alfred and Dorothy (Blake) Good.



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.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

POTTS, DESHON "COOPER"; August 18, 1979 to October 17, 2010; formerly of Pontiac, MI, currently resided in Columbia, South Carolina. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

HERSHOVITZ, DOUGLAS JAMES "DOUGIE FRESH"; age 43; passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010. 



David C. Loepke *

83, of Lansing, retired state purchasing employee, died Saturday. Services noon today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



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.



Death notice: Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo

Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo passed away Oct. 17, 2010 in Lansing. 



Death notice: Richard H. Hemenway Sr., 86, of Grand Rapids formerly of Sheridan

Richard H. Hemenway Sr., 86, of Grand Rapids formerly of Sheridan passed away Oct. 17, 2010 in Grand Rapids. 



Deloris J. Hafner *

84, of Lansing, retired state employee, died Sunday. Services noon today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Donald Earl DuMars

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:49 AM 

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Douglas Hershovitz

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

In Loving Memory of Our Brother, Douglas Hershovitz You will be sadly missed and always in our hearts. Arline (Ed) Thrasher Sharon (Kent) Boyd Maureen-Sam (Bill) McIninch Larry (Pat) Hershovitz Sonja (Dan) Spear Natalie Hargraves



Earl Albert Samson *

Earl Albert Samson Burlington Earl Albert Samson, 70, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Visitation on Thursday at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 22, 2010 at the funeral home.



Elaine Arnold, 82

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:08 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Ellen Elizabeth Schafer

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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.



Ernest A. "Junior" Van Hoorne

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Ernest Lee "Jack" Preston

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Ethel Mae Brewer *

81, of Springport, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

WOOD, FERGIE WALLACE; age 62; entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 18, 2010. 



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 L. McAllister *

94, of Battle Creek, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Floyd C. Oglesby

Floyd C. Oglesby Battle Creek Floyd C. Oglesby, 86, died on Friday, October 15, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was born December 28, 1923, the son of Bryan and Olive (Schultz) Oglesby in LuVerne, Iowa, spending most of his youth in Mason City, Iowa. He graduated from Mason City High in 1941 where he met his future wife, Gwen, whistling at her when he saw her for the first time. Floyd joined the US Army Air Corp in 1943. He flew thirty missions over Europe as a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator in the 8th Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three clusters, and Croix de Guerre of France. He flew two missions over France on June 6th, D-Day and was discharged October 10, 1945. On December 10, 1945, Floyd C. Oglesby was united in marriage to Gwendolyn "Gwen" Rampton in Mason City, IA. He earned a BA at the University of Northern Iowa in 1950. He also wrestled for UNI, placing second in the NCAA Finals Wrestling Tournament in 1950. Floyd taught school for one year in Osage, IA, for two years in Hampton, IA, then taught school at Battle Creek Central beginning in 1953. He earned an MA from Western Michigan University in 1959. During his twelve years at Central, Floyd taught U.S. History, was a Counselor, Director of Guidance, Wrestling Coach and Assistant Football Coach. He left high school teaching to work at Kellogg Community College, first as Dean of Students then as a counselor for 22 years. He was a member of the NEA and MEA. Floyd was elected to Battle Creek City Commission for six consecutive two year terms (1972-1984). He served as Vice Mayor for two years and as Mayor for three years. He played a lead role in attaining mandatory refuse collection, and was mayor when Battle Creek Township merged with the city of Battle Creek. Floyd signed documents establishing the sister city relationship with Takasaki, Japan, and was an ardent supporter of Battle Creek Unlimited. He played a role in railroad consolidation and dedicated the Miller Bridge on Washington Street, which enabled autos to by-pass rail crossings. In 1988, Floyd was inducted into the Michigan Wrestling Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as a wrestling coach during his career and in 2009, he and his 1950 NCAA champion wrestling team were inducted into the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame. Floyd loved grand parenting, listening to music, reading non-fiction, fishing, bird watching, spectator sports, working on the computer, politics, and watching PBS and C-Span. Floyd will be forever remembered for his kindness, love of people, love of life, and boundless love for his family, especially Gwen, the love of his life. Floyd 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. The family will welcome friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, with full military honors. Friends may make memorial contributions to Battle Creek Community Foundation. Personal remembrances may be made at



Frances "Lynne" Whitmill

Frances "Lynne" Whitmill, 77, died Oct. 11, 2010. She resided at their home in Glacier View, Alaska. Lynne had lung cancer and put up a good battle for a year before the Lord took her home.



Frederick R. Isham

Frederick R. Isham, 72, of Gladwin, passed away Oct. 18, 2010. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion.



Fredrick Nelson Morgandoller

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Gerald L. Diehm *

92, of St. Johns, retired farmer and machine operator, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today at Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns. 



Gladys A. DeFrain

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:49 AM 

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Glenda M. Sweet, 74

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:23 AM 

Glenda M. Sweet, 74, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home in East Jordan. 



Glenn Garlough Jan. 13, 1928-Oct. 17, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:02 PM 

Glenn Garlough, age 82, of Pinckney, MI died October 17, 2010. 



Glenn W. Sommerfeldt *

87, of Lansing, died Friday. Memorial service noon Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



Grover J. Ankney

Grover J. Ankney, 76, of Gladwin, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. He was born on May 17, 1934 in Flint, to Leo and Zana (Hendershot) Ankney. He married Betty Marovich on July 21, 1956 in Flint.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

VERGIN, HELEN F.; age 84; of Davisburg; died Monday October 18, 2010. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

SCHROEDER, HERBERT RICHARD (DICK); died peacefully of cancer while in the gentle care of Beaumont Hospital Hospice, Royal Oak on October 12, 2010. 



Helen Peters Oct. 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:01 PM 

Helen Peters, 91, of Newport died Monday afternoon in her home. Arrangements by Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.



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.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

MATIS, JEAN K. (NEE RICHARDS); October 19, 2010; age 68. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

PIASKOWSKI, JOHN "Jack"; age 78; of Rochester Hills and Tucson, Arizona; October 17, 2010. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

GELDER, JOHN; former partner of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone. Long time resident of the Birmingham/Bloomfield Area. 



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 David "Jimbo" Goodin

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James L. VanVleet

James L. VanVleet Marshall James L. VanVleet, age 78, of Marshall, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at his home of 42 years with his loving wife and children by his side. Jim was born September 14, 1932 in Battle Creek to Lawrence and Jessie (Koltzen) VanVleet. He attended Lakeview High School until the middle of his junior year when he enlisted in the U.S., Airborne on Feb. 28, 1951. He earned the rank of First Sergeant and was honorably discharged on March 2, 1954. Jim later returned to Battle Creek where he completed his high school education through Battle Creek Central High School. He then attended Kellogg Community College and studied Business. He returned to Battle Creek after his Army service and went to work at Kellogg Company. One of his co-worker's husbands was a supervisor with Consumer's Power in Battle Creek. Jim expressed interest in Consumers and even though they were not hiring, Jim was hired on August 23, 1954 as a Tree Trimmer for Consumers. He worked part time for Leo Spilzley Construction Company in 1959. In 1960 he was transferred to the Albion office of Consumer's and he moved his family to Marshall that year. He was promoted to Distribution Line Supervisor which was the position he served the community in when he retired on Dec. 31, 1990. Jim was very service oriented and was dedicated to delivering the best service Consumer's could give to his customers. Jim became part of the Belcher-Dingman and Spaulding auction crew in 1990. He and his wife Katie enjoyed working auctions together until 2006. When Springfield High School merged into Lakeview High School during the latter part of Jim's freshman year Catherine A. "Katie" Carver was part of the group from Lakeview touring with Jim's Springfield class. Katie spotted Jim and told her friends "that's the boy I'm going to date!". Jim never had a chance after that and the couple were married on January 29, 1955 at Lakeview Baptist Church. They have enjoyed a fruitful and loving partnership since then. He was a member of the Marshall United Methodist Church and the Marshall Executive Club. Jim volunteered to do electrical work at the church as well as anything else that needed doing! He enjoyed working with his hands and was capable of fixing anything whether it be plumbing, electrical, mechanical or woodwork. Jim and Katie worked on their 150 year old farm house and created a warm home for their family. Jim volunteered with the American Red Cross and helped set up Blood Mobiles the past two years. He will be remembered as a good neighbor who was always there and willing when help was needed. For recreation Jim loved to play golf. Surviving are his wife Katie, their son Kim (Charlcee) VanVleet of Puyallup, WA and their daughter Valerie (Gary) Carson of Dallas, TX; his brothers Darel (Eileen) VanVleet of Girard and Leroy Barnard; and sisters Beverly Puckett of Kalamazoo and Nancy Kingery of Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Reba VanVleet and Jessie and Thad Barnard, and a brother Terry Barnard. Friends may call at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Wednesday 2p.m.-8p.m. where family will be present to greet friends and share memories 2p.m.-4p.m. and 6p.m.-8p.m. Funeral services to celebrate his life and his Lord will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11a.m. with Rev. Len Schoenherr officiating. Cremation will follow services and family committal services will be at Bosworth Cemetery. A fellowship will follow at Marshall United Methodist Church. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church. Assistance available at Kempf Funeral Home. To leave a personal message for the family visit



Jane D. Lawrence *

90, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Mason, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Jean Hartwick *

69, of Eaton Rapids, died Oct. 13. Graveside services 1 p.m. today at Rosehill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



John W. "Jack" Gustke

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:49 AM 

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Jones, Constance Rosemary

Jones Constance Rosemary Was born on August 9, 1974 in Detroit, MI. The daughter of Sheila Jones and Joseph Jones. She was later raised by Johnnie Wilson and Robert Payne. Constance had a love for music and her discount shopping. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Connie you will be missed and loved always!! Funeral 11 a.m. at Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, 313-892-8300.



Joseph Girard Diermier, 77

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:22 AM 

Joseph Girard Diermier, 77, of Petoskey, died Oct. 18, 2010, at the Veterans Administration CLC Palliative Care Unit in Saginaw, from complications of colon cancer.



Josiah Stanley-Gomez April 12, 2008-Oct. 17, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:02 PM 

Josiah Stanley-Gomez was born on April 12, 2008 from the union of Jose Gomez and Ashley (Stanley) Gomez. 



Joyce M. Jennings

Joyce M. Jennings Joyce M. Jennings, former Battlecreek resident, devoted and loving mother of Julie Jeffery, Andrew (Judy) Jennings and Matthew Jennings. Adored Grams of Allison, Sophia, Samantha, David, Liam, Abigail, Mirabella and Lucille. Survived by her children's father Gene (Penny) Jennings, her siblings and many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Suddenly on Monday, October 18th at the age of 76. A Celebration of Life will be held at Symmes Tavern on the Green, 500 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014, Friday, October 22 from 1-5. Arrangements made by Avance Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to the Lane Public Library, 1396 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011.



Judith Ann Blake Jan. 6, 1933-Oct. 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:00 PM 

Judith Ann Blake, age 77, of Milan, Mich. died Mon., Oct. 18, 2010 at the Evangelical Home in Saline. 



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 Hawley Miller

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Kathryn Mae Margetta

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:22 AM 

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Kathryn Mae Margetta, 90, of Marquette, formerly of Bessemer, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Marquette General Hospital of age-related complications.



Katie M. Paquet

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:33 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

GAULIN, LEONARD JOSEPH; age 89; of Troy; October 17, 2010. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

WYNN, LEORD A.; of Pontiac; October 16, 2010; age 66; born August 21, 1944 in Miami, FL.




Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:21 PM 

Additional information has been received for Lois Carol Ralston, 68, of Newport, who died Sunday. She also is survived by a stepson, Mike and (Sandie) Jones of Denver, Colo., and a granddaughter Kassandra.



Lily "Mae" Reid *

88, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



Lonnie D. Penn

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:26 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

ALLEN, MARY E. "PAT"; age 94; born on June 11, 1916; in Port Huron, Michigan; and passed away on October 17, 2010 in Fenton, Michigan. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM

LAUINGER, MICHAEL J.; of Waterford; died October 18, 2010; at 57 years of age. 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM 

COX, MS. DOROTHY M.; age 65; passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010; at Doctors Hospital of Michigan.



Manfred W. "Fred" Probol

Manfred W. "Fred" Probol Battle Creek Manfred W. "Fred" Probol, 81, died at Battle Creek Health System, with his loving family at his side, on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Fred was born on April 30, 1929 in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Germany to Walter and Johanna (Kantermann) Probol. His father was a professor teaching physics, math, chemistry and music. His mother was a home maker and both were active in local cultural and community affairs. In January 1945, Fred became a refugee on the run from invading Russians. He was processed thru a refugee camp not far from Berlin. Fred did not know the whereabouts of his mother, father or brother until June of 1946. After the war ended, Fred landed a job as an interpreter with a U. S., hospital in Munich. He was fluent in 5 languages. He came to the U.S. (New York) in November 1951. The very next day he went to Detroit, where he worked in an auto electric service station. In March of 1952, he joined the, . Fred was employed by Chrysler Company in Italy and Turkey, working with the USASTA team. Fred came to Battle Creek in 1966 with Clark Equipment Company. He traveled around the world for Clark Equipment Company, doing consulting and training for microfiche record-keeping systems. Fred traveled over 5 million miles throughout his employment in the corporate world and traveled to over 100 countries. After retiring from Clark Equipment Company, he worked as a realtor for Pearse Reality and also earned a brokers license. While in the Air Force, Fred met Josephine A Rallo. Jo and Fred were united in marriage at Holy Family Catholic Church in Detroit, MI on July 11, 1953. Surviving are Jo, his wife of 57 years; a son, Frederick W. (Diane) Probol of Tallahassee, FL; four grandchildren, Jonathan Probol, serving with the U.S. Marines, Ashley Probol, Nicholas Probol and Jaime Probol; and a nephew, Martin (Gudrun) Probol, Jr. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Annette Marie Probol on August 7, 1954; his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Hella Probol. Fred was a member of American Legion Post #298 and Battle Creek, , serving on Rotary's endowment committee and was a Paul Harris Fellow. During his 33 years in Battle Creek, Fred was a civic leader and fund raiser. He was involved in numerous community affairs. He worked as an international ambassador with Battle Creek Unlimited traveling the world selling Battle Creek. He was given the George Award in 1978 from the Battle Creek Enquirer for his promotion of international understanding. He enjoyed seeing people celebrate their heritage and promoted the International Festival, International Balloon Festival, Sister City Takasaki, Japan activities and many other cultural activities. He was a local landlord and he listened to his tenants needs and they in turn appreciated his interest in them. Fred was active with the United Way, a past president of the Community Concert Assoc., a member of the Chamber of Commerce and recognized in the Book of Golden Deeds by the Exchange Club. Fred loved the Battle Creek Community; he gave his heart and time to support its development and always said, "America has been good to me". Those who knew Fred, most likely thought, Fred has been good to America. At the request of the family, friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where they will be received 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services to celebrate Fred's life will be officiated by Fr. Robert F. Creagan at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010. Military honors by the U.S. Air Force and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Fred's family would appreciate memorial contributions made payable to the "Battle Creek Community Foundation" for the Annette Marie Probol Memorial Scholarship Fund. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Marcella M. Babcock *

Marcella M. Babcock Battle Creek Marcella M. Babcock, 61, died October 18, 2010. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 p.m.



Margaret Ann Kammer

Margaret Ann Kammer China Twp. Margaret Ann Kammer, age 65, died October 18, 2010. She was born November 8, 1944 in St. Clair to the late Jerry and Laura DeSnyder. On September 11, 1965 Margaret Ann DeSnyder married Donald Kammer in Marine City. Margaret was very active with the St. Clair County 4-H. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Donald Kammer. Children; Kevin (Tanya) Kammer, Keith (Maria) Kammer, Kurt (Michele) Kammer, Kim (Brad) Velfling, and Kris (Nicole) Kammer, grandchildren; Brandon, Ashlea, Alexandria, Emma, Randy, Seth, Samantha, and Jack, brothers; Donald (Cheryl) DeSnyder, Gerald (Kay) DeSnyder, and James (Diana) DeSnyder, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:15 at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China Twp. and 11:00 at Our Lady on the River, Holy Cross Parish, Marine City. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 and Thursday 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00. A rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Assoc. or Holy Cross Church.



Margaret Yesney

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:20 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. ­ Margaret Yesney, 79, of Topaz, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at 2:15 p.m.   in Wakefield.



Marietta M. Ross

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Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Marvel M. Jones

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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




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM

SMITHSON, NORMA J.; of Waterford; October 17, 2010; age 80; born June 12, 1930 in Pontiac, MI. 



Nanette Singleton

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:49 AM 

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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: Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo

Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo, passed away Oct. 17, 2010. 



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: 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: Donald J. Narragon, 80, of Vestaburg

Donald J. Narragon, 80, of Vestaburg, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 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: Kathleen L. "Kitty" Rogers, 89, of Lyons

Kathleen L. "Kitty" Rogers, 89, of Lyons, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.



Obituary: Lynn E. Hunt, 76

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Obituary: Lynn W. Cramer, 81

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Obituary: Marcia Kessler Tolar

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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: Ovol E. Leonard, 94

Ovol E. Leonard, 94, was born July 10, 1916 in Coe Township, to Cecil and Ruth Culver Leonard. He was a farmer and worked at AOSmith Ionia. 



Obituary: Peggy A. Biehl, 53

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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: Steve Hubbard, 57

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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



Patrick A. Colburn, 70

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:20 AM 

Patrick A. Colburn, 70, a native of Highland Park, died peacefully on Oct. 15, 2010, in the care of Hospice of Northwest Michigan at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. A regular visitor to Northern Michigan since his family built a summer cottage on Lake Huron in the late 1940s, Patrick moved to Charlevoix County's Melrose Township from Ypsilanti Township in early 2008 after being diagnosed with brain cancer. In Melrose Township, he lived with his brother and sister-in-law, George and Karen Colburn.



Perry A. Royer *

Perry A. Royer Battle Creek Perry A. Royer, 52, died Monday, October 18, 2010. A visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Friday from 2:00-4:30 p.m. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.



Peter David Laufer

Peter David Laufer, 52, of Washington, D.C., passed away Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C. He was born Dec. 30, 1957 in Ludington, to Dorothy and Vernon Laufer. He graduated from Ludington High School with...



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Philip R. Willard

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:49 AM 

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Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.



R. Jean Thrams

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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



Renee Eva Marie Hashley

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:15 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Richard L. Raymond

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:22 AM 

Richard L. Raymond, died Oct. 9, 2010, in Michigan. 



Robert James Kerr

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Robert Lee Rauch April 30, 1925-Oct. 17, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:01 PM 

Robert Lee Rauch was born in Toledo on April 30, 1925. He was the son of the late Allen Roy Rauch and the late Ruth (VanTassel) Rauch. 



Roger R. Nickols *

68, of Laingsburg, MacDonald/Douglas computer software employee, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Laingsburg.



Rose Mary Terpening

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Ruth (Willson) Stark, 85

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:01 PM 

Ruth (Willson) Stark, age 85, peacefully passed away on Oct. 12, 2010, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey, surrounded by her family.



Sarah J. Rambadt

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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.



Sherman W. Hart

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:25 AM 

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. -- Sherman W. Hart, 86, of Mercer, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iron Mountain.



Shirley D. Hage Feb. 1, 1929-Oct. 15, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:59 AM 

Mrs. Shirley D. Hage, 81, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Ida and Monroe, Mich., passed away on Fri., Oct. 15, 2010. 



Shirley W. Carlson *

87, of East Lansing, retired librarian, 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.



Stephen R. Hope

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Susan L. Keehn

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Terry Hays

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:49 AM 

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Thelma L. Guenther *

89, of Laingsburg, died Monday. Graveside services 3 p.m. today at Laingsburg Cemetery. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Laingsburg.



Thomas J. Bradley Oct. 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:00 PM 

Thomas J. Bradley, 66, of Monroe died Monday afternoon at Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.



Thomas L. Shirey I Nov. 25, 1946-Oct. 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:46 PM 

Thomas L. Shirey I, age 63, of Silver Springs, Fla., passed away Oct. 16, 2010 in East China, Mich. He had been ill for several years. 



Thomas Marsilje II, 67

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Toni L. Tucker

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:53 AM

In Loving Memory of Toni L. Tucker Jan. 19, 1950 ~ Oct. 20, 2009 I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and will tomorrow too. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone; for a part of me went with you. Love Rick & Family



Tracey L. Haddad *

43, of Mason, Cracker Barrel (Okemos) employee, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



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



Vera Marie Romblom

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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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Carl A. Schrauben Pewamo Carl A. Schrauben aged 60, passed away October 17, 2010. He was born June 11, 1950 in Lyons Township, the son of Mathias and Cornelia (Simon) Schrauben. He married Brenda Jeffery May 1, 1981 in Pewamo. Carl attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pewamo where he worked as a custodian at the church and school for 23 years. Prior to working at the church h worked in construction for 23 years with Leon Smith. He loved hunting, fishing and camping and just loved being outdoors. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Brenda Schrauben of Pewamo; step children Annette (Kurt) Trevino of Portland, and Rhonda Haskins and Jody of St. Johns; 5 grandchildren Becky, Heather, Carisa, Karina and Lucas; brother Ken Schrauben and Connie Koelsch of Pewamo; sister Mary (Brent) Sabin of Grand Ledge; brother in law Chuck Jeffery and Dion House of Vestaburg and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral mass will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Charlon Mason celebrant. The family will receive friends and relatives Thursday 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Lake Funeral Home in Ionia. Anyone wishing may make memorial contributions to the Family Choice. Online condolences may be made at



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 Francis Ryan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:21 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- William Francis Ryan, 90, of 304 W. Iron St., Bessemer, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, in Wakefield. 



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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