Saturday, November 6, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/06/10


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).



Arlene Esther Ramey

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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.



Bernadine Grace Biebesheimer *

100, of Cadillac, formerly of Ovid and Elsie, retired school teacher and counselor, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Cadillac. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac. 



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 David Benander

Carl David Benander of Gladwin died unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 in North Carolina. He was 69.



Carlene Cicerella

Saturday, November 6, 2010 2:25 AM 

Carlene Cicerella, 51, of Erie died Thursday in Toledo Hospital. 



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.



Derek Charles Oakes

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Devin Michael Shamion

Saturday, November 6, 2010 12:47 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Devin Michael Shamion, 19, of Noble Road in Ontonagon, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 in Ironwood. 



Donald D. Wilson

Donald D. Wilson, 79, of Gladwin, passed away after a long illness, on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. He was born on May 27, 1931, in Harrison, to Samuel and Cora (Sammons) Wilson. He married Jeanette Hicks on May 16, 1953, in Angola, Indiana.



Donald P. Wyant Sr.

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Donna Ann Wentz

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Doris Cabana Rieck

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Dorothy M. Showerman *

85, of Webberville, retired teacher, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. today at Williamston Free Methodist Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel.



Eleanor Ann Patterson

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Eleanor J. Smith *

Eleanor J. Smith Marshall Eleanor J. Smith, 88, died on Thursday, November4, 2010 Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-3pm and 5-7pm.



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.



Evelyn M. Spencer

Evelyn M. Spencer, 94, passed away after a long illness, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at West Branch Medical Center, West Branch. She was born on Sept. 7, 1916, in Flint, to Claude and Edna (Wood) Wheeler. She married Sam Spencer on Sept. 4, 1936, in Angola, Indiana. He preceded her in death in 1985.



Evelyn Mae (Myers) Mazo-Wowak

Evelyn Mae (Myers) Mazo-Wowak Battle Creek Evelyn Mae (Myers) Mazo-Wowak, 89, formerly of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010. She was born on September 25, 1921, in Trenton, the daughter of Abraham Lincoln and Grace (Dahlka) Myers Jr. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands James Mazo and Edward Wowak. She was also preceded by her son Gerry Mazo. Visitation will be from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Monday, November 8, 2010 at Royal Funeral Home followed by a committal at 2:00p.m. at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, MI.



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



Flora Drake *

81, of Vermontville, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday at Nashville Baptist Church. Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville.



Florence I. DuBreuil *

83, of Williamston, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel. 



Frank C. Seely

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Gary Ray Hillier

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Gerold Anderson *

76, of Lansing, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 



Harvey 'Jack' Robinette Sr.

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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.



Hudonal "Hugh" Montgomery *

77, of Lansing, retired public schools maintenance worker, died Thursday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tiffany Funeral Home.



Ida L. Alonen

Saturday, November 6, 2010 12:45 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Ida L. Alonen, 88, of 413 Kennedy St., Ironwood, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Ironwood, following a brief illness. 



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.



Jones, Constance Rosemary

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



Joseph M. Alvarado *

19, of Holt, student, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church, Mason. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel. 



Josephine Nerad *

87, of Lansing, formerly of Chicago, retired telephone company employee, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Wolniak Funeral Home, Chicago. Local arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Juan De Los Santos

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Karen L. Van Zandt

Karen L. Van Zandt Kalamazoo It is with great sadness that the family of Karen Louise Van Zandt announces her passing on Thursday morning November 4, 2010. After a brief battle with cancer, Karen passed away at the age of 66 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born August 3, 1944 in Mount Clemens, MI the daughter of Carl W. Ratzow and Elma (Bures) Ratzow. Karen was employed by Consumers Energy for 42 years in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and the Lansing areas. She retired from there in 2007. Karen married Ray D. Van Zandt on October 4, 1969 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Battle Creek; however the marriage ended in divorce. Karen is survived by her two loving daughters: Sarah and John Boven of Plainwell, MI, and Jennifer and David Grace of Vicksburg, MI; her long time companion and best friend - Les Gearhart of Kalamazoo, MI; five grandchildren: Shelby Grace and Casey Grace both of Vicksburg, MI; Jordan Grace of Ada, Ohio; Sadie Boven and Lucas Boven both of Plainwell, MI; two sisters: Elma Carpenter and Virgene (R. Douglas) Franks all of Battle Creek, MI; and Maggie her dog. She was preceded in death by her father: Carl Ratzow, her mother Elma Ratzow, her former husband: Ray Van Zandt, and brother in law - Arthur Carpenter. Karen graduated in 1962 from Union City High School, studied at KCC for 2 years. She came to Battle Creek in the early 1960's from Union City and moved to Kalamazoo in 1994 to be close to her daughters. Karen enjoyed traveling and reading; however, her favorite past time was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 North Bedford Road after 9 a.m. Monday, November 8th where the family will be present from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral services commemorating the wonderful life of Karen will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bachman Funeral Chapel. Pastor Rob M. Link of The River officiating. Burial will follow at 12 noon Tuesday at the Riverside Cemetery in Union City, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, SPCA of Southwest Michigan, Salvation Army, or Kalamazoo Public Library. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 Please leave remembrances and condolences on web site



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. 



Ken D. Wilson

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Ken D. Wilson *

Ken D. Wilson Coldwater Ken D. Wilson, 70, died Thursday, November 4, 2010. A service will be held on Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.



Kenneth A. Pyle *

73, of St. Johns, retired Federal Mogul (St. Johns) employee, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. today at Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns.



Leonard Dallas Keen

Leonard Dallas Keen was born on March 17, 1921, in Perkins, Missouri, to Earl and Nellie Keen. The family moved to Flint for the auto boom in the early 30's and Leonard then relocated to Gladwin in 1938, in part for his love of the outdoors.



Lulu K. Cousino Nov. 12, 1912-Nov. 4, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010 2:25 AM 

Lulu K. Cousino, age 97, of Oregon, OH and formerly of Temperance, MI, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Heartland of Oregon.



Margaret Seavey *

91, of St. Johns, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns.



Marjorie L. Gingras *

95, of East Lansing, retired school teacher, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



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.



Mary A. Marshall *

90, of East Lansing, died Thursday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Central United Methodist Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Mary Elizabeth McQuiston

Mary Elizabeth McQuiston Battle Creek Mary Elizabeth McQuiston, 97, of Battle Creek died at NorthPointe Woods on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Services to celebrate Mary's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the W. James McQuiston Scholarship Fund for the Battle Creek Public Schools, through the Battle Creek Community Foundation, the Family YMCA or to Charitable Union. Arrangements are by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



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 Lavern Lueders

Melvin Lavern Lueders of Hope passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the age of 86, at his home surrounded by his wife of 65 years and his family. He was born September 9, 1924 in Midland, the son of the late Herman and Hazel (Lavier) Lueders.



Michael F. Morse *

55, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Graveside services 3 p.m. Monday at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Mulliken. Arrangements by Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken.



Michael L. Graham *

63, of Potterville, Vietnam War, veteran, retired Michigan Bell Telephone Co. employee, died Thursday. Visitation 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale.




Friday, November 5, 2010 12:11 PM 

Additional information has been received for Nancy A. Pete, 79, of Temperance, formerly of Luna Pier, who died Wednesday. She also is survived by three additional sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Pete, Hazel Yenor and Jeanette Russeau.



Nancy L. Clark

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Netanis "Tanny" Penfield *

52, of Grand Ledge, Tanny Tots Daycare owner, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, Delta Township. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Nettie Lea Bussell *

72, of Crystal, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Lux & Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal. 



OBITUARY: William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia

William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia passed away Oct. 30, 2010 in Ionia. 



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 Hemenway 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: 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: Carolyn (Ziegler) Gailey

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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: Franklin D. Day

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Obituary: Judge Ivan " Jud" Gay, 74, of Belding

Judge Ivan " Jud" Gay, 74, of Belding, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2010 at Spectrum Health-Greenville Campus. Jud was born on Aug. 29, 1936 in Reed City the son of Claude A. and Elizabeth Hill Gay.



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: Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia

Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia, passed away on Nov. 5, 2010. 



Obituary: Marvin A. Smith

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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: Nettie Lea Bussell, 72, of Crystal

Nettie Lea Bussell, 72, of Crystal, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma. 



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: Patricia Ann "Patsy" Parks, 50, of Belding

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Parks, 50, of Belding, went Home to her Lord peacefully on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 surrounded by her family.



Obituary: Stuart Houghton, 84, of Ionia

Stuart Houghton, 84, of Ionia passed away at his home with his family by his side Oct. 31, 2010 in Ionia. He was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Ionia the son of Lyle and Wilma (Laux) Houghton. 



Obituary: Susan 'Debbie' (Lickly) VanRiper

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Obituary: William Howard Fears of Ionia

William Howard Fears of Ionia passed away Oct. 30, 2010. 



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 Sue Bacon

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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



Richard Houston *

87, of Lansing, died Nov. 2. Services noon Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home.



Robert F. Newberg

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Roger D. Nestle *

57, of Mulliken,, veteran, registered nurse, died Thursday. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Oneida Gospel Church, Grand Ledge. Arrangements by Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken.



Russell L. Lang *

80, of Lansing, retired teacher, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at University Baptist Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Ruth H. Near *

92, of Bellevue, died Friday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



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 A. Aikin

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Sharon L. Lindauer *

Sharon L. Lindauer Battle Creek Sharon L. Lindauer, 67, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Visitation will be held at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.



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.



Steven James Murray *

54, of Lansing, former Holiday Inn South employee, died Friday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Tammy Sue Breslin *

43, of Lansing, registered nurse, died Tuesday. Visitation 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



Thomas J. Rau

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Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).




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Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (Mcconnell), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (Mcconnell) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Verhelst, James "Jim"

Verhelst James "Jim" Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from a short bout with cancer. He leaves a wife of 52 years, Jane and two children, Vicki and Jim, four grandchildren, Tracey, Kayleigh, Eric and Dominic. In his memory, donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Avenue, Suite 500, Lakeland, FL. 33805 would be appreciated.



Virginia M. McKinney Nov. 5, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010 2:25 AM

Virginia M. McKinney, 79, of Monroe died Friday morning at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. 



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Joseph "Joe" A. Dimmick Lansing Joseph died November 3, 2010 at the age of 56. He was born in Lansing, MI on October 1, 1954. He graduated from Ball State University, and worked for Michigan Millers Insurance Company for 20 years. Joe was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and played in their praise band. He was an avid fan of, and the Minnesota Vikings. Joe was caring, loved life, enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing softball with his colleagues at work, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all Joe loved his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. George W. Dimmick, and brother, Franklyn. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; daughter, Stacy; son, Brian (Ashley); mother, Pearl (step-father Donald E.) Cook; step-mother, Marlyn Dimmick; sister, Georgia (Clinton) Welding and brother, John (Penny) Dimmick. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 1-5 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. The memorial service will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., Lansing, MI with Pastor Jane Ellen Johnson officiating. Those desiring may make contributions to Grace United Methodist Church in memory of Joe. Online condolences may be made at:



Walter G. Westgate

Saturday, November 6, 2010 1:25 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Walter Jerome Coan

Friday, November 5, 2010 9:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Walter R. Hudson

Walter R. Hudson Battle Creek Walter R. Hudson, 94, died Thursday, November 4, 2010. He was born September 6, 1916 in Burr Oak, Michigan the son of William J. and Helen M. (Gazella) Hudson. A 1934 graduate of St. Charles High School in Coldwater, Walter served in the, from December 9, 1943 to January 4, 1946. He had worked at Legg Lumber Company, Blue Diamond Lumber Company and retired in 1980 from U.S. Lumber Company. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and was an usher and lector and a former member and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council in Coldwater. On June 25, 1938 he was married to the former Evelyn Florence Wotta, who survives. Also surviving is his son: Dr. Jack Haciak of Oregon; one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons: James, Patrick and Mark. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with The Very Reverend Father Robert F. Creagan, V.F. officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater.




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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



Wilbur R. Bentz

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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.




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