Sunday, October 31, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/31/10


Alice M. Gallagher

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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).



Andrea E. Elliott

Andrea E. Elliott Battle Creek Andrea E. Elliott, age 93, of Battle Creek, died Friday October 29, 2010 at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. She was born March 30, 1917 in Kalamazoo to Raymond D. and Clara B. (Rogers) Pratt. Andrea was a 1935 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and had been employed by the Weston Biscuit Co. and the Kellogg Co., retiring in 1983. She is survived by her sons, Eugene (Susan) Elliott of Battle Creek, Ross (Laura) Elliott of Dowling, James (Connie) Elliott of Battle Creek; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Andrea was preceded in death by her husband, Ross T. Elliott in 1994; a granddaughter, Tiffany Elliott; a sister, Inza E. Dickerson; and a brother, Hiram "Gene" Pratt. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service , 223 N. Bedford Rd. Battle Creek. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the or the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. Arrangements are the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Please visit



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 Schroeder

Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:27 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Baker, Robert

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



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.



Betty Garlick

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Betty J. (Skulstad) Neberman

Betty J. (Skulstad) Neberman Northbrook, IL Betty J. (Skulstad) Neberman, age 83, of Northbrook, IL, formerly of Battle Creek, MI, died on Friday, October 29, 2010. She was born Betty Jean Jones on February 27, 1927 in St. Johns, MI, the daughter of Marion and Lucile (Lynn) Jones. She graduated from Grand Ledge (MI) High School in 1944, where she was valedictorian of her class and enjoyed playing cornet in the band. She subsequently attended Albion College where she was an active member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and formed lifelong friendships with fellow classmates. She majored in education and married Robert Skulstad in Wacousta, MI in 1950. She had three children, John, Jean and Jim, and lived the majority of her life in Battle Creek, MI. Betty taught for 35 years in the Pennfield and Battle Creek school systems. Betty treasured the enduring friendships she made with her fellow teachers. An active member of the First Congregational Church throughout much of her life, Betty married Roy Neberman, another member of the church, in 1985 and gained three stepchildren, Jeffrey, Sandra and Kathleen. After retiring, Betty remained active with friends, enjoying social luncheons and book clubs. Three years ago, Betty moved to The Seasons, a senior living facility in Northbrook, Illinois to be close to her granddaughters, Julia and Jenna. At The Seasons, she developed new friendships, attended the theater (especially musicals) and took trips around Chicago. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters. Betty died after a short illness from complications of a previously undiagnosed cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Robert Skulstad in 1963 and Roy Neberman in 1989; her daughter, Jean Skulstad in 2005; and by two brothers, Lloyd "Bud" Jones and Dwight Jones. She is survived by her sons, John Skulstad of Denver, CO and Jim (Christine) Skulstad of Glenview, IL; and her granddaughters, Julia and Jenna Skulstad of Glenview, IL. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Nancy Jones Howitt of Laguna Woods, CA and Lili Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan At the request of her family, friends will be received on Monday, November 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek. The funeral service to celebrate Betty's life will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, 145 Capital Avenue, NE, with the Rev. Thomas J. Ott, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. Memorial contributions in Betty's honor may be made to the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Bruce L. Badeaux

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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



Carl Melvin Barnes

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Carmen (Gonzales) Flores

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Catherine Marie Chartrand

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Clare Cross

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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.



David E. Eaton *

89, of Lansing, formerly of Kalamazoo, retired state administrator, died Friday. Memorial services 4 p.m. Saturday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



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.



Diane Patrice Barnett "Pat" (Baltemiere) Sabattis

Diane Patrice "Pat" Barnett (Baltemiere) Sabattis Diane Patrice "Pat" Barnett (Baltemiere) Sabattis, age 62, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Lynn Haven, Florida, after a long battle with cancer. She was born February 18, 1948 in Battle Creek, the youngest child of Floyd C. "Willie" and Hilda (Terry) Barnett of Augusta MI. She attended school at W.K. Kellogg Consolidated School of Hickory Corners and graduated in 1966 from Gull Lake Community Schools. She married Kenneth Baltemiere in Fort Wayne IN, the marriage ended in divorce. She married Harry Sabattis, he survives. Pat is also survived by sisters, Sharon Dahlman of Battle Creek and LaVerne Wharton of Edwardsburg, MI; a brother, Roger Barnett of Battle Creek; step-children and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services have taken place in Lynn Haven, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the, . Envelopes are available at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Battle Creek. Please visit



Edith (Bishop) Devereaux *

87, of St. Johns, retired St. Johns police dispatcher, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.



Edwin P. Hughes

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Eli Buncich

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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.



Eugene Lepien "Bud" Beeler

Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:04 AM 

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Eva May West March 4, 1925-Oct. 3, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:38 AM

Eva May Rosencrantz was born in Lambertville on March 4, 1925. 



Evelyn J. Dean

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Everett H. Everson

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Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at



Florence L. Mowery

Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:26 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Gary Lee Ortiz

Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:04 AM 

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Gayle Lynn Meyers

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George A. Palm

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George R. Wetherbee *

George R. Wetherbee Brewton Al George R. Wetherbee, 84, died September 19 2010. Service will be November 2, 2010 at 3:00p.m. at Floral Lawn Memorial Garden in Battle Creek MI.



Gerald Orla Cross

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Glenn E. Fincham

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Helen Williamson

• Helen Williamson, 98, of Ludington, died Oct. 28. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Canter is in charge of arrangements....



Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.



Jaber, Jacob J.

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



James L. Butterfield

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Jason T. Green

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John W. Sparkman

Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:25 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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 M. Cogswell *

91, of DeWitt, retired state employee, died Wednesday. Services have been held. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Karren M. (Antvelink) Otis

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Kathryn B. "Kaye" White *

Kathryn B. "Kaye" White Battle Creek Kathryn B. "Kaye" White, 86, died on October 28, 2010. The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, visitation today, Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.



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 Darrell Clark *

70, of Grand Ledge, died Friday. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Lance A. Earhart

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Leon Tenny

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Lorraine L. DuVall May 12, 1949-Oct. 28, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:38 AM 

Lorraine L. DuVall, 61, of Monroe, died Thursday, while under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe. 



Marian Breasbois

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



Marian R. Vogt May 7, 1926-Oct. 23, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:38 AM 

Marian R. Vogt, age 84, of Oregon, Ohio, formerly of Temperance, passed away Oct. 23 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. 



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 A. Chapman

Marvel A. Chapman Battle Creek Marvel A. Chapman, 77 of Battle Creek, died Thursday, October 21, 2010. She was born May 9, 1933 in Manistique, Michigan the daughter of the late Orin and Lila (Kitko-Parker) Baker. Marvel attended Northern Michigan University for a short time prior to completing a Bachelor of Science in Education at Western Michigan University. Subsequently, Marvel was a substitute teacher in the Battle Creek area schools from 1978 thru 2005. In addition to her teaching activities both Marvel and her husband Chappie owned the Log Cabin Inn from 1980 to 1991. One of the great joys in her life after operating the Log Cabin Inn was spending several months each summer in her Upper Peninsula home town of Gould City, MI with her husband Harold Chapman. Surviving are three children: Stacey Golat of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Michael (Victoria) Golat of Orlando, FL, and Matt Golat of Battle Creek; four grandchildren: Joseph Eitel, Matthew, Jr. Golat, Trevor Golat and Taylor Golat; two sisters: Gayle P. Alexander of Grand Blanc, MI, and C. Marilyn Latus of Seminole, FL; one brother: Douglas B. Baker of Estero, FL; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Chapman, daughter: Lisa Golat and brother: Paul O. Baker. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home (Please note change in the date of the service). On Saturday, November 13, 2010 a memorial service will take place in Gould City, Michigan with burial at Newton Township Cemetery in Gould City.



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



Michael I. Amundson

Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:04 AM 

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Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson Battle Creek Michael J. Nelson, age 63, died Friday, October 29, 2010, in Battle Creek. Michael was born on January 3, 1947, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Melvin C. and Marian L. (Geiger) Nelson. He had been an area resident since 1964. He was a graduate of Janesville High School in Iowa where he was an all state athlete in football and basketball. He worked as a chef at the Riverside Country Club. He enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his children, Billy, Micheline, James, Brian, Sean, Amy, Michael Jr., Joy and Luella; mother, Marian L. Grimes; brother, Steve Nelson of Peoria, IL; and a sister, Diane Courbat of Merriam, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the



Nikki Ylon Fink

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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: Arlene L. Miller, 94, of Lyons

Arlene L. Miller, 94, of Lyons, passed away Oct. 29, 2010. She was born Jan. 21, 1916 in Orleans, the daughter of Earl and Louisa (Christiasen) Gladding. Arlene married Glenn S. Miller. He preceded her in death in 1985. 



Obituary: Carl A. Schrauben, 60, of Pewamo

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



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: 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; Ray Basil Devers, 55, of Blanchard

Ray Basil Devers, 55, of Blanchard, passed away Oct. 28, 2010. He was born Feb. 19, 1955 in Carson City, the son of Wilford and Addie Marie (Thayer) Devers. 



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 A. "Pat" Hablitzel

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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.



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



Ray M. Blank

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Raymond d. Anderson

• Raymond D. Anderson, 58, of Manistee, died Oct. 24. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....



Richard Troutman, 80

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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.



Ruth Elaine Sullivan

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Sally M. (Matson) Cook *

64, of Lyons, died Thursday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Monday at Liberty Church, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



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 E. Byington

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Shirley A. Wilson

Shirley A. Wilson Athens Shirley A. Wilson, 71 of Athens, died Friday, October 29, 2010 at Heartland Health Center. She was born November 10, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Joseph and Gladys (Ahrnes) Snyder. Shirley was a 1957 graduate of Athens High School and a lifelong resident of the area. Surviving is her husband, Edward D. Wilson; son: Robert (Linda) Wilson of St. Joseph and grandson: Ryan Wilson also of St. Joseph. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents. Private graveside services will be held at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



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.



Sylvia Sue Connelly

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Thelma Bowman

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Thomas J. Spiegel

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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.



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 Forbes

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Virginia LeRene Woerner

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Virginia Lydia Albro

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Patricia "Pat" A. Hablitzel Mason Passed away under the loving care of her family and hospice on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at the age of 68. Surviving are her children, Shirley Elston, Debbie (Jim) Jones and Rodney Hablitzel; four grandchildren, Amber (Ben) Fritzler, Robert Elston, Jimmy Jones, Jennifer Jones; one great-grandson, Robert James Jones; siblings, Bev DeLoach, Ann Abbey, and Cliff Jones; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Anna DeLoach. Pat loved all animals, fishing and being outdoors. She was a member of the Flower Memorial Spiritualist Church of Leslie. Funeral services remembering Pat's life were held at the J.C. Adams Funeral Home, Leslie Chapel, on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Penny Adams and Pastor Jinki Boyer co-officiating. Cremation will follow. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Flower Memorial Spiritualist Church of Leslie, PO Box 63, Leslie, MI 49251.




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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. Hillman Sr.

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68, of Lansing, died Oct. 22. Memorial services 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home. 



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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