Saturday, October 23, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/23/10



Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

FOLTZ, AMANDA ELLEN; of Waterford; October 20, 2010; at 82 years of age. 



Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



Andrew Page Oct. 13, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 11:41 AM 

Andrew Page, age 92, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on October 13, 2010. 



Ann June Conrad

Ann June Conrad, 85, of Ludington, passed away on October 21, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan. She was born June 1, 1925 in Ludington, daughter of Charles and Emma (Johnson) Peterson....



April Marie (Evans) Gerish *

30, of Lansing, Okemos Conference Center conference director, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



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 J. Miller

Barbara J. Miller, 93 of Sebring, Florida went to be with the Lord, Oct. 21 at The Palms of Sebring. She was born in Berlin, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank and Lena Osborn Nason and sister of th... 



Barbara L. Ronan *

Barbara L. Ronan Marshall Barbara L. Ronan, 83, died on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. A service will take place at 1:30p.m. on Tuesday at the Kempf Funeral Home.



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.



Bernard L. Greenhoe *

86, of Portland, formerly of Lakeland, Fla., died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Portland Cemetery. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



Brian Alan Salisbury

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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




Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

EVERSOLE, CINDY ELLEN; age 57; of Highland; died in the care of her family October 21, 2010.



Carl E. Nearnberg

Carl E. Nearnberg Albion Carl E. Nearnberg, age 84, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2010 surrounded by his loving wife and family at his home. He was born September 2, 1926 to Harry and Mabel (Cuatt) Nearnberg. He graduated from Albion High School in 1944 and went to an Agricultural short course at, . On October 6, 1951 he married Lillian Chmielewski his loving wife of 59 years. He was a self employed farmer during his life time. He was a member of the Progressive Farmers, Albion Elk's Lodge #1798, Marshall Moose, Farm Bureau and the Michigan Cattleman's Association. He is survived by, wife Lillian Nearnberg of Albion; sons, Duane (Jane) Nearnberg of Albion, David (Jenny) Nearnberg of Albion, Dwight (Linda) Nearnberg of Albion; daughter Diane (Bruce) Colvin of Hastings, granddaughter, Julie Nearnberg of Charlotte; some step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Marguerite Taylor. He enjoyed his wife and family and dancing. Funeral service will be Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion with Rev. Jeremy Williams officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, October 24, 2010 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: First United Methodist Church of Albion or Good Samaritan- Lifespan is available at the funeral home..



Carla S. Smith Aug. 24, 1963-Oct. 21, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 12:06 PM 

Smith, Carla S., age 47, of Farmington Hills, MI, formerly of Milan, died peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. 



Carol May Ball *

85, of Lansing, retired Lansing Public Schools employee, died Wednesday. Services 5 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Catherine Marie Chartrand *

85, of Portland, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.



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.



David C. McGalliard *

47, of Fowlerville, carpenter and truck driver, died Friday of natural causes. Memorial services 1 p.m. Monday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.



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. 



Donald M. Jacobs II March 11, 1982-Oct. 20, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 12:05 PM 

Donald M. Jacobs, II, age 28, of Huron Township, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in his home.



Edward James Todd *

Edward James Todd Battle Creek Edward James Todd, 86, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Visitation on Monday, October 25, from 11 a.m. 12 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 485 Washington Avenue North, Battle Creek, Michigan. A service will be held at 12 p.m. the same day at Second Baptist Church. The family is being assisted by the Today Center.



Eleanor Jane Foster *

Eleanor Jane Foster Bellevue Eleanor Jane Foster, 94, died Friday, October 22, 2010. There will be no visitation or funeral. Arrangements by George White Funeral Home, Litchfield. 



Elinor J. Staines *

82, of Saranac, formerly of Fenwick, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Simpson Family Funeral Homes, Sheridan. 



Elizabeth M. Dick

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Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Ethel Poll, 74

Friday, October 22, 2010 9:27 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Fayetta (Farris) Lewis Oct. 19, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 11:41 AM 

Fayetta (Farris) Lewis, 73, of Detroit, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home, Warren. 



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



Flavio A. Guerrero *

61, of Alma, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Alma. Arrangements by Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma. 



Frances I. Ellsworth *

89, of DeWitt Township, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



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 James Tebo *

Frederick James Tebo Augusta Frederick James Tebo, 65, formerly Hastings, MI died October 22, 2010. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:00p.m. followed by a service at 7:00p.m. at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings, MI.



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.



Gary L. Anteau Sept. 16, 1959-Oct. 20, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:05 AM 

Gary L. Anteau, 51, of Monroe died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at University Hospital, Ann Arbor after a twenty-two year battle with kidney disease. 



Genevieve Petroshus

Genevieve Petroshus Genevieve Petroshus, age 90, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 in Brewster,.Ohio. She was born on Oct 31, 1919 in Chicago, Ill. and moved to Battle Creek, Mich. in 1956, where she was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone. After retirement, she and husband Frank, moved to Ft. Myers, Fla. He preceded her in death in 1997 after several years of loving care. Mrs. Petroshus is survived by sons, Tim (April) of Brewster Ohio, and Frank (Shirley) of Onsted Michigan; grandchildren, Aimee, Heather, Chad, Ryan; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Alyssa, Allison, Molly, Braedon, Luke, Brayden and Gavin; and several nieces and nephews including Goddaughter Mary Jo Petroshus of Battle Creek and Godson Doug Smalla of Allegan. A memorial service will be held at St. Phillip Catholic Church in Battle Creek at noon on Saturday, November 6. She will be interred with her late husband in Ft. Myers Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mercy Hospice of Brewster Ohio would be appreciated.



Gerald O. Cross *

83, of Charlotte, aluminum extrusion worker, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



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.




Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

HALL, HAROLD F.; age 94; of Waterford, formerly of Yale, Michigan; went home to be with the Lord on October 21, 2010. 



Harold Donavan Lay

Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:10 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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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.




Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

REMUS, IRENE; of Clarkston; October 20, 2010; age 85. 



Irene E. Snyder

Irene E. Snyder Albion When Irene E. Snyder, age 96 of Albion, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, she was the oldest surviving graduate of Albion High School. She was born in Jackson County to Robert and Shirley (Campbell) Robinson on January 13, 1914. She grew up in the Devereaux area and attended the one room Devereaux School for eight years. She then entered Albion High School, graduating in 1932. During her High School years she was Literary Editor of the High School paper the Breeze and a member of the National Honor Society. She was voted "The Most Popular Girl" by her classmates. After graduation Irene worked in the Union Steel Products office for many years in several positions, first as a nurse during the 1940's and then, after taking some time off to raise a family, she returned to work as an executive secretary in the administrative offices. She retired from there in 1974. In 1934 she married Benjamin Willard Snyder of Albion. He passed away in 1992 after 58 years of marriage. Irene enjoyed vacationing in Michigan with her family and the many winters she and Willard spent with friends in Florida. More than anything else however, Irene enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for 60 years and the United Methodist Women's Society, acting as Treasurer for 20 years. She was a life member of the Albion Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Albion Historical Society. She was very fond of playing Bridge and played many years as a member of the Hospital Service League and the Duck Lake Golf Club. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Benjamin Snyder and his wife Diane of Worcester, MA and James Snyder of Albion; a grandson Hans Snyder and his wife Christina of Grafton, MA and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son Stephen, a daughter Susan, a sister Lucille Carrier, a brother Harold Robinson, brother-in-law Phil Carrier and sister-in-law Kathryn Robinson. Irene passed away in her home where she had resided since 1946. Especially in the latter years she was very appreciative of the loving help of her caregivers including her son James who lived with her and her special neighbors Karen and Steve Zimmerman. She also appreciated all the wonderful relatives, friends and neighbors who brought delicious food. Calling hours for Irene will be on Monday, October 25, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at First United Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel, 600 E. Michigan Ave., Albion, with Rev. Jeremy Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Albion. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Albion Ambulance Service or Oaklawn Home Health Care and Hospice.



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.



Jack R. Duvall April 2, 1927-Oct. 21, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:05 AM 

Jack R. Duvall, 83, of Monroe died peacefully under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice at 12:26 p.m. Thursday in his home with his family by his side.



Jack R. Duvall Oct. 21, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 11:41 AM 

Jack R. Duvall, 83, of Monroe died Thursday at his home. Arrangements by Allore Funeral Home. 



Jacqueline Kay Rowe

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Jacqueline Rowe

Jacqueline Rowe, 69, of Scottville, died Oct. 19. Oak Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



James E. Sturgeon

Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:13 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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James L. Butterfield *

76, of Charlotte, retired Michigan Bell Telephone Co. supervisor, died Wednesday. Memorial gathering 11:30 a.m. today at Charlotte Country Club. Arrangements by Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Jamie I. Thelen *

33, of Grand Ledge, former financial institution mortgage broker, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Catholic Community of St. Jude, DeWitt. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



John William "Bill" Fry June 12, 1930-Oct. 20, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 11:45 AM 

John William ?Bill? Fry, 80 years, of Lambertville, MI passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in the Magnum Care and Rehab, formerly known as TenderCare Nursing Home, Monroe, MI.



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.



Juan Miguel Osorio Lorenzo

Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

In Loving Memory of Juan Miguel Osorio Lorenzo Oct. 10, 1975 ~ Oct. 22, 2007 It is hard to believe that three years has passed by since you were last with us. We will love you always. Your Loving Parents, Sisters, Brother, Son, Wife, Nephews, Aunts, Nieces & Cousins. Te queremos y extranamos mucho



Judith Kathleen Markey Died Oct. 22, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:05 AM 

Judith Kathleen Markey, 64, of LaSalle died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.



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 Hallwhich *

68, of Haslett, Community Mental Health coordinator of emergency services, died Thursday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing. 



LeRoy Nash, 86

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Leon B. Fitzgerald *

71, of Battle Creek, formerly of Lansing, retired state Liquor Control Commission liquor store manager, died Tuesday. Memorial services 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Potter's House Church, Battle Creek. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home, Niles. 



Lona M. Silm *

101, of St. Johns, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns. 



Lorraine P. Rengo

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Manfred W. "Fred" Probol *

Manfred W. "Fred" Probol Battle Creek Manfred W. "Fred" Probol, 81, died on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. today, Saturday, October 23, 2010. 



Margaret A. Kondakor Died Oct. 22, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:05 AM 

Margaret A. Kondakor, 58, of Monroe, died 12:18 p.m. Friday in her home.



Marilyn Elaine Frick

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Marilynn A. Lumbert *

76, of Harrison, formerly of Portland, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. today at Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



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.



Martha L. Cole *

Martha L. Cole Battle Creek Martha L. Cole, 88, died on Friday, October 22, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Royal Funeral Home.



Mary Jane "Sally" Wingle *

67, of Ashley, medical billing worker, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel.



Mary Jane Calhoun

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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



Matthew Charles Morgan

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Mcphee, Charles J.

Mcphee Charles J. Age 70 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Suzanne. Loving father of Craig (Darlene) and Caren (David) Traylor. Very proud grandpa of Lauren, Scott, Steven, and Michael. Dearest son of Anna Simon. Preceded in death by his dear son Shawn. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit the online guestbook at



Michael J. Walters

Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Michael Paul West Aug. 2, 1961-Oct. 17, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:05 AM 

Michael Paul West was born in Monroe, Michigan on August 2, 1961. Michael was one of six children born from the union of the late John Harry West and the late Norma Jean (Fraser) West. He grew up in Newport and attended Airport Community Schools. 



Michael Paul West Oct. 17, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 12:06 PM 

Michael Paul West, 49, of Monroe died Sunday. 



Obituary James Raymond "Bish" McGinn, age 81, Hubbardston

James Raymond "Bish" McGinn age 81, of Hubbardston, passed away, Thursday, Oct, 21, 2010 at his home with his family by his side.



Obituary Rhonda Sue Myers, 57, Belding

Rhonda Sue Myers, 57, of Belding passed away Thursday evening Oct. 21,2010 at Spectrum Health's Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.



Obituary Richard Howard Hmenway Sr., 86, formerly of Stanton

Richard Howard Hemenway, Sr, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. He formerly lived in Stanton for 35 years. 



Obituary Victor Elwood "Vic" Hawn, 90, Sheridan

Victor Elwood "Vic" Hawn, Age 90 of Sheridan went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. 



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: 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: Dorothy A. Perrien, 74, of Lyons

Dorothy A. Perrien, 74, of Lyons was suddenly taken away from her family Oct. 20, 2010 in Lansing. She was born June 19, 1936 in Bedford, Pa., the daughter of Irene Wertz.



Obituary: Dorothy M. Malinchok, 84

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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: John Morris Jr., 78

John Morris Jr., 78, passed away in Vista, Calif., on Sept. 24, 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: Kathleen L. VanDeusen

Friday, October 22, 2010 12:18 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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: 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. 



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




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HOLSTEIN, PATRICIA JUNE; age 83; of Oxford, formerly of Lake Orion and Warren; peacefully passed away on October 20, 2010. 



Patricia "Pat" Currier *

Patricia A. "Pat" Currier Battle Creek Patricia A. "Pat" Currier, 79, died October 21, 2010. A service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. 



Peter E. Babbin

Peter E. "Butch" Babbin, 66, of Riverton Township, Scottville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon. Butch was born on Dec. 13, 1943 in Riverton Township to Pet...



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.




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SCRIBNER, RICHARD LEE; October 22, 2010; age 73; of Lake Orion. 




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NICHOLS, ROBERT W.; of Waterford; October 20, 2010; age 97.



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit



Raymond Morrow Oct. 21, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010 11:41 AM 

Raymond Morrow, 81, of LaSalle died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday in his home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home. 



Rhonda J. Gustin

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Roy L. Grams

Roy L. Grams, 85, born in Ludington, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, in Phoenix, Arizona. Roy was the son of Emil and Eva (Murray) Grams. On that last day, Flight Officer, Roy L. Grams, WWII aviator ...



Ruby L. Springer July 4, 1932-Oct. 20, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:05 AM 

Ruby L. Springer, age 78, of Dundee, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Tender Care of Monroe. 




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VLAD, SILVIU; of Ortonville; unexpectedly October 22, 2010; age 61. 



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 A. Chrisman

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Sliva, James M.

Sliva James M. Age 63, October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Charlene for 29 years. Dear father of Andrea (Louie) Krause, Jacob, and Natalie. Brother of Michael, Carole (Bob) Solano, Robert (Sandra), and Debra (Phillip) Smith. Also several nieces, nephews and granddog Chuck. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (E. of Gotfredson, between Warren and Joy). Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry or Am-Vets.



Theodore A. Grimes

Theodore A. Grimes, 85, of Branch, died Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements.... 



Thomas A. Muth *

73, of East Lansing,, professor, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Thomas Allan Johnson

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:54 AM 

JACKSON, Wis. -- Thomas Allan Johnson, 67, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. 



Travis Lolley

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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.




Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

HANCOCK, VIVIAN V.; of Pontiac; October 21, 2010; age 91. 



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.



Victor Dean Howell

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Victor Dean Howell *

Victor Dean Howell Coldwater Victor Dean Howell, 83, died on Friday, October 22, 2010. A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Visitation will be held from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010 also at the funeral home.



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Louis B. "Louie" Smith Manistee Formerly of Eaton Rapids, age 84 passed peacefully in hospice care at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Born May 23, 1926 and raised in Eaton Rapids and in later years retired to Manistee spending winters in Arizona. Louis is survived by his wife of 64 years Geraldine (Gerry), sons James (Jan) Smith, Reg (Pam) Smith, daughter Dusty Sue (Reg) Hamilton, 7 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Survived by brother George (Shirley) Smith, Sister Linda (Cliff) Kivinen and Harold Rose. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bruce and sister Elizabeth. He is a, Navy, serving aboard the USS Gladiator (AM-319) in the south Pacific. He is a life member of, post 2406, and Masonic Lodge #63. Member of DAV and American Legion. Louis retired from Consumers Energy in 1981. He became a private pilot after the war; Louie enjoyed salmon fishing, and motor cycle riding in Arizona. He was a man of integrity with a very friendly personality, once a friend always a friend. Funeral services will be Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids with the Rev. Stephen Klink, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bunker Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Charlotte VFW. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 8:00 p.m. Family suggest memorial contributions be directed to Sparrow Hospice in memory of Louie Smith. For online condolences go to




Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:59 AM 

GEORGE, WILBURN "LEROY"; of Waterford; passed away October 21, 2010; at 68 years of age. 




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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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