Thursday, October 28, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/28/10


Alice Elizabeth Nivison

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Alice M. Gallagher *

75, of St. Johns, retired data processor, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns. 



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).



Arita J. Yeager Good

Arita J. Yeager Good, 84, of Houghton Lake passed away Monday Oct. 25, 2010 at her home with her loving family by her side. 



Arlene R. Bubel

Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Baker, Robert

Baker Robert Age 69, of Linden, died October 2, 2010. Funeral Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday until service. Contributions: American Cancer Society.



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.



Bruce L. Badeaux *

69, of St. Johns, Jensen Plumbing employee, died Monday. Services 3 p.m. Friday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



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




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

TRAVIS, CHARLES "Chuck,"; October 25, 2010; age 81. 




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

BOWMAN, COLIN; of Pontiac; died October 27, 2010; at 85 years of age.



Canary Brown *

92, of Lansing, missionary, died Sunday. Services will be held at a later date. 



Charles L. Burgess, JR.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Cindy (Robb) Belzyt

Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:06 AM 

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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.



Connie Jean Albert

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Cynthia A. "Cindy" Medland *

Cynthia A. "Cindy" Medland Springfield Cynthia A. "Cindy" Medland, 60, died on Monday, October 25, 2010. Visitation Thursday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where they will be received 5:00-8:00 p.m. Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2010.



David Lee Hawkins Jr.

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David Peake

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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. 



Dolores L. "Dolly" Harrison *

82, of Lansing, retired Shop-Rite cashier, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Donna L. Noland Nov. 10, 1961-Oct. 23, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:57 AM 

Donna L. Noland, 48, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Monroe, died Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 in her home.



Dorothy J. (Ostrosky) Reason Sept. 2, 1924-Oct. 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:54 AM 

Dorothy J. (Ostrosky) Reason, 86, of Toledo, Ohio and formerly of Dundee, Mich., passed away the morning of Mon., October 25 in the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, Holland, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. 



Douglas Lee Ruble Jr. *

40, of DeWitt, National Guard veteran and electronics salesman, died Saturday as the result of an automobile accident. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Northpointe Community Church, DeWitt. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



Dr. Rev Howard A. Lyman

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Duane W. VanWynen

Duane W. VanWynen Delton Passed away October 27, 2010, at his residence with his family at his bedside. Duane was born May 6, 1933, in Kalamazoo, the son of William and Lena (Roelof) VanWynen. A graduate of Marshall High School, class of 1952. Duane enlisted into the US Navy during the Korean War, and was an electrician mate on a destroyer. Following the war he became an electrician, retiring in 1996. Duane was a proud member of the I.B.E.W. Local 131 in Kalamazoo. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and traveling. Duane will be remembered as a jack of all trades. He is survived by his wife Eileen (Stevens), whom he met when they were in second grade, and they were married in her parents home on October 1, 1961, in Vicksburg, a son and daughter in law, James and Christine VanWynen of Fowlerville, daughters: Amy Long, of Charlotte, and Jane VanWynen, of Portage, a sister Doris Heimstra, of Chattanooga, TN, grandchildren: Cassie, Sarah, Curtis and Kimberly. Duane's family will receive friends, Monday, November 1, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home in Delton, where a memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Worden, officiating. Burial will take place in Fort Custer National Cemetery. For a more lasting memorial, please consider memorial contributions to Borgess Visiting Nurse and Hospice or the Delton Library. Please visit, to view and sign Duane's online guest book.




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

SOLECKI, EDWARD J.; of Novi; October 26, 2010; at 87 years of age. 



Earnest Conlin

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Elizabeth M. Meadows, 76

Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:24 AM 

Elizabeth M. Meadows, 76, of Charlevoix, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at the Walnut Grove Living Center in McAlester, Okla.



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.



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



Frances Johnson

Frances E. Johnson 81, died Sept, 21 2010 at her home. She had been employed by the A&P and had retired from Harding's Market in Union City., Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Putnam Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with one hour of visitation before the service at Putnam Funeral Home in Union City.



Frederick William Knierim June 19, 1927-Oct. 23, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:56 AM

Fred W. Knierim, 83, of Estral Beach, died at his home on Sat., Oct. 23, 2010. He was in poor health for many months. 



Gary Lee Huyck *

61, of Lansing, painter and caretaker, died Sunday. Memorial visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



Harold L. McGordon *

86, of Lakeview, formerly of Laingsburg, retired, (Lansing and Milford) employee, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Laingsburg. 



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.




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

BRINKER, IOLA MARION; of Waterford; October 25, 2010; at 89 years of age. 




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

BRIGNER, IRENE E.; age 89; passed away on October 26, 2010. 



Irene T. Danzo *

90, of Lansing, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. 




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

TENNANT, JOHN H.; age 96; of White Lake; passed away peacefully on October 26, 2010. 




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

LITTLE, JOHN H.; of Bloomfield Hills; October 24, 2010 at 90 years of age. 



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.



Jerry F. Clark July 31, 1934-Oct. 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:58 AM 

Jerry F. Clark, 76, of Monroe, died Monday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.



John Craun

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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John David Hofmann Oct. 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:58 AM 

John David Hofmann, age 68, of New Boston, died Oct. 25, 2010. 



Jolynn Hedberg

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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.



Joyce (Abbott) Ter Haar

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:15 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. 



Kenneth Henry Krause

Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Larry A. Calmes Oct. 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:54 AM 

Larry A. Calmes, 80, of Temperance died Monday. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance. 



Lawrence Haigh

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Lillard Lawson Jr. *

73, of Eaton Rapids, retired, employee, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Lillian De Jonge, 89

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:05 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Linda Sue Lyons *

50, of Orlando, Fla., hair stylist, died Tuesday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Johns Chapel.



Lyle Lee Holcomb

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

NEWCOMB, MARY C.; age 78; of Sylvan Lake; passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. 



Margaret Ann "Peg" Kondakor Sept. 8, 1952-Oct. 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:58 AM 

Margaret Ann "Peg" Kondakor, age 58, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2010. 



Marguerite H. Maricic-Ferguson

Marguerite H. Maricic-Ferguson Battle Creek Marguerite H. Maricic-Ferguson, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at her home with her loving husband and her dog, Princess by her side. She was born July 25, 1920 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Joseph and Ethel May (Rice) Crane. Marguerite had worked as a medical secretary for Leila Hospital and Percy Jones Hospital until their closing, the worked for, in Fort Custer and later retired in 1985 from the Kellogg Company after 22 years in the personnel department. She loved to crochet and knit for the B.C.H.S. Auxiliary and was one of two top hours for knitting. Marguerite also loved her flower gardens, playing cards and bingo, traveling and St. Peter Lutheran Church activities. Most of all she loved her dog, Princess. On October 13, 1938 she was married to Charles Maricic and he preceded her in death in 1978. Marguerite later married Darwin Ferguson in 1980 who survives. Also surviving is her son: Nicholas (Jan) Maricic; two grandchildren: Charles Maricic and Carla (Tod) Mercer; four step-children: Gary (Christine) Ferguson of Greenfield Center, NY, Jeffrey (Debbie) Ferguson of Brownsurg, IN, Thomas Ferguson of Chicago, IL and Melissa (Trey) Harbour of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; seven step-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Gilles and step-son, Mark Ferguson. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Haug of St. Peter Lutheran Church officiating. Private interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Great Lakes Hospice Home Care Service, , St. Peter Lutheran Church or the charity of ones choice.



Marian Breasbois

Marian Breasbois passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, in Ann Arbor. A full obituary will run in next week's Record & Clarion.



Martens, Lorraine

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



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



Mcphee, Charles J.

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



Melvin S. Guess

Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:46 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Michael Edward Malane III

Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:06 AM 

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Nancy A. Bramble *

Nancy A. Bramble Albion Nancy A. Bramble, 62, died Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Service will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Visitation will Saturday, Ocotber 20, 2010 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.



Norman R. Miles *

75, of Eagle, retired, employee, died Sunday. Memorial services 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Eagle Park, Eagle. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



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: Charles M. Clark, 71

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:15 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia

David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia, passed away on Oct. 21, 2010. 



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: 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: Frederick L. Preston, 88

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: John M. "Jack" Fowler, 87

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: Judith E. Canfield, 65, of Saranac

Judith E. Canfield, 65, of Saranac passed away Oct. 26, 2010 at her home. 



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: 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: Merl B. Besson, 74, of Orleans

Merl B. Besson, 74, of Orleans passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Oct. 25, 2010. 



Obituary: Norman Benson Kimble, 95, of Ionia

Norman Benson Kimble, 95, of Ionia, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 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: Raymond F. Gearig, 90

Wednesday, October 27, 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



Patricia C. White *

Patricia C. White Battle Creek Patricia C. White, 79, on Sunday, October 24, 2010. Services will be held at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home 1:00 p.m. today, Thursday, October 28, 2010.



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.




Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:16 AM 

CARSON, RONALD MARK; of Clarkston; October 25, 2010; at 74 years of age. 



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



Ralph Herman Griswold Sr. Oct. 23, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:56 AM 

GRISWOLD, Ralph H., Sr., age 87, of Flat Rock, died October 23, 2010. 



Ray R. Cook, 88

Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:23 AM 

Ray R. Cook, 88, of Levering, died Oct. 26, 2010, at the Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. 



Raymond Alvin Mickenham

Raymond Alvin Mickenham, 93 died September 22, 2010 in Battle Creek. Raymond was born on April 20, 1917, in Minot, North Dakota, the son of William and Merle mickenham., He attended Glad Tiding Bible College and Zion Illinois Bible College. In Battle Creek on August 11, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Joyce L. Ferguson who survives. Raymond was employed at Eaton Manufacturing for 32 years retiring in 1980. After his retirement Raymond and Joyce spent their winters in Tucson. He was a member of the First Assembly of God, served on the church board for several years and belonged to the Men's Fellowship Group. He loved to travel, play golf and play cards., Surviving is his wife; sisters, Helen Parker and Maxine Unger both of Oregon; sister-in-law, Ruth Ware of Battle Creek; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers and 1 sister., Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2010, at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with The Rev. Robert G. Muirhead officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardents. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God.



Robert James Parkhurst *

70, of Perry, retired Navy chief petty officer, Pepsi Co. field technician, died Oct. 21. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry. 



Robert K. Howlett Jr. *

55, of Grand Ledge, formerly of St. Johns, heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



Roland J. "Ron" Myers

Age 87, passed away in Battle Creek, September 21, 2010. He was born September 19, 1923, in Crystal, MI, and graduated from Crystal High School (class of 1942), where he was a proud member of the basketball team. He also graduated from Acme Business College., Ron was a veteran of, , serving in the U.S., Air Corps, where he was a gunnery instructor on B29's. After being discharged from the military, he worked as an accountant/bookeeper at Ren Plastics for 24 years. Ron built his own home in Holt, and lived there for over 40 years. He and Audrey loved camping, and traveled to nearly every State in the U.S. He enjoyed square dancing and exercising at the YMCA, where he was a volunteer and coached softball, baseball and basketball. He also coached for church teams. Ron was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Holt. He was a decon, elder, and at one time even director of the Sunday School program. In spite of all of his accomplishments and interests, Ron always made time for his family. He never missed any event in which his children or grandchildren participated! He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey in 2000., Surviving are: son, Donald (Denise) Myers of Battle Creek; daughter, Terrill Ann Christensen of Crossville, TN; 4 grandchildren, Todd (Mindy Crozie) Bahle of Tempe, AZ, Trenton (Casey) Bahle of Holt, Laurie (Wade) O'Boyle of Lowell and Angela (Mike) Lemus of Battle Creek; 3 great-grandchildren, Claire O'Boyle, Lyle O'Boyle and Dylan Bahle; and stepsiblings., The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/ Delhi Chapel, with Pastor George M. Showers officiating. A graveside service will take place at Crystal Cemetery, Crystal, MI, at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in memory of Roland Myers.



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Rosaline Wark

Rosaline Wark, 80, of Sanford, passed away after a short illness Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. She was born on March 10, 1930 in Luther, to Donald and Dolly (Kessler) Draper. She married Daniel Wark on March 17, 1951 in Flint. He preceded her in death in 2003.



Samuel Blanton, 50

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Samuel J. Wright, Jr.

Samuel J. Wright Jr., 73, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Hurley Trauma Center in Flint, surrounded by his wife, Lynn and his family members. 



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.



Sharon Elaine Birman

Sharon Elaine Birman Sharon and Clair Birman, her husband, shared a very happy fifteen years of marriage since 1995. Born September 6, 1938 to William and Veronica Plonien, growing up in Michigan Center and residing, working and retiring from Leila Hospital and Meijer's in Battle Creek thereafter, Sharon is survived by Shannon Evans and Jeffrey Cook, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



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.



Snowden Victor Gillispie *

84, of Delta Township, retired Electrolux sales manager, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing. 



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Sylvia Sue Connelly *

71, of Westphalia, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church, Westphalia. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.



Terry R. Brown

Terry R. Brown Battle Creek Among the cherished remembrances of Terry Richard Brown, 67, who passed on October 25, in Battle Creek are the following: Terry was born in San Diego, and grew up in Elkhart, Indiana, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Kalamazoo Central High School, and was the first male cheerleader of that school in addition to being a good tennis player and violinist. After getting a BA from Western Michigan University, he graduated from the University of Denver with a Masters Degree in Philosophy. He then joined the, and served in many places in Europe but primarily as the secretarial agent for one of the generals at the NATO headquarters in Belgium. Terry was a giving individual. He had many friends at The Legion Villa in Battle Creek, where he had previously lived for many years and with whom he continued to visit and help in many ways such as providing the Villa with washing machines, a soda machine, and a van for transport -- all to improve the amenities and quality of the residents' lives. He also volunteered at the VA Hospital in Battle Creek as a Patient Transporter, and worked in its greenhouse. In addition, he was a carpenter and an upholsterer. He had a playful artistic side expressed in a passion for painting art works to make people smile. Many of these creations he would then pass on to his friends and loved ones. Finally, Terry had a strong faith in God and shared his faith with other, . He was preceded in death by his parents, Katherine Annie (Coons) and Russell Willis Brown. He is survived by his twin sister Diane Kaye Richards and her husband Robert of Waxahachie, TX. They have three children: a son Kevin who lives in Schoolcraft MI with his wife Kathy (and children, Emily, Ethan, and Nick), a daughter Beth (John) McGoldrick in Bloomington, MN, and another daughter Kimberly (David) Palazolo in Conway, AR. His brother Mark Elliott of Los Angeles has four children: Pamela (Kirk) Brooks of Brownsville TX, Raquel Spatzier of Mt. Laurel NJ, Tricia of Charlotte NC, and Mark Jr. of Mt. Laurel NJ. Also surviving him are his uncles, Gex Coons of Newport Beach CA, and Edgar (Ted) Coons of New York City and respective families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Terry and the fond memories we have of him. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 o'clock Friday at the Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors (meet in assembly area at 9:50). Friends may meet the family on Thursday from 5-8p.m. at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to The Legion Villa in Battle Creek, MI.



Timothy J. Dwyer

Timothy J. Dwyer, 62, of Gladwin, passed away on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. He was born on July 27, 1948 in Bay County to John and Salley (Cote) Dwyer.



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.




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DUFFING, VICTORIA B.; of White Lake; October 25, 2010; age 68. 



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.



Virginia "Ginny" Anderson *

86, of DeWitt, former Union 76 Gas Station & Restaurant owner/operator, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



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Born December 26, 1941 to Nathan and Marion (Smith) Peake in Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from Portaland High School in 1960 and studied at Ferris State College, (now Ferris State University). He spent three years in the Army his entire working life was spent at Peake Electric in Portland, where he worked for his father and then later purchased the business from him. He retired in 1995 due to ill health. David spent many years on stage and at the sound board for the Portland Civic Players and continued to be a supporter of the group after he was no longer to participate in theatre productions., On October 12, 1968 he was married to Ruth Ann (Brooks) at Portland United Methodist Church. They have three children, Chris, Cameron and Cree and six grandchildren, Aimee, Cole, Austin, Camille, Jaylyn and Shayne, two great-grandchildren DeAndre and Alexandria. He was a very loving, faithful, fun loving husband, father, granfather and friend. Also surviving, several cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, father and sister Kathleen., Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Eagle United Methodist Church, 14258 Michigan Ave, Eagle, Mi., In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Portland Civic Players, Eagle United Methodist Church or McLaren Hospice.




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CURRY, WILLIAM JAMES "Tamp"; age 60; passed away Saturday October 23, 2010. 




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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 H. Arnold Jr.

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Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.



Zandel "Zeik" Prater *

Zandel "Zeik" Prater Albion Zandel "Zeik" Prater, 50, died Monday, October 25, 2010. Service will be Friday, October 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at he J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion . Visitation will be Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.




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