Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/08/10


Aileen Conley

Aileen Conley Albion Aileen Conley, age 80 of Albion passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born November 27, 1929 in Garrett, Kentucky to Bev and Elizabeth (Warrens) Scott. On August 30, 1947 she married Robert L. Conley who survives. She was a payroll clerk for Corning Glass for 14 years then she was an Administrative Assistant for the Mar-Lee schools for 16 years. Aileen was a member of the Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Albion where she sang for 65 years, she also was a Sunday school teacher and treasurer for the church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening and being a softball coach. Aileen is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Conley of Albion; daughter, Priscilla (Larry) Craighead of Shelby, OH; sons, Tom (Debbie) Conley of Bloomington, IL, Doug (Darla) Conley of Albion; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Gorman (Hester) Scott of Mousie, KY Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan with Rev. Earl Martin officiating. Burial will be at Rice Creek Cemetery, Lee Township. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: Oaklawn Hospice is available at the Funeral Home.



Aileen M. Grof

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Allen John McLeod

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Amy V. Brown *

91, of East Lansing, retired Sparrow Hospital employee, died Saturday. Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home, Lansing.



Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Mich 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).



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. www.sharpfuneralhomes.com



Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. Octo 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. www.molnarfuneralhome.com



Betty Louise Dunn

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Bryan William Jones *

47, of Marshall, formerly of Bellevue, Department of Defense (Battle Creek) budget analyst, died Saturday of natural causes. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel Octo 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 www.voranfuneralhome.com



Camela Therese Coppernoll

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Carl David Benander

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



Carol J. McQueen *

72, of Pewamo, died Friday. Services have been held. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



Chad Phillip Dowell *

36, of Potterville, Dart Industries (Mason) data programmer, died Saturday. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



Charles T. "Chuck" Gallagher *

77, of Perrinton, retired realtor, died Saturday. Services noon Wednesday at Congregational Christian Church, Maple Rapids. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, Abbott Chapel, Maple Rapids.



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.



Daniel R. Rauth

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Derek Charles Oakes

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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 E. Swanson

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Donelda Marie VanDoren

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Dora G. Morales

Dora G. Morales Battle Creek Dora G. Morales, 76, of Battle Creek passed away Monday November 8, 2010 at her home. She was born on October 1, 1934 in Springfield, MI to Joseph and Maria (DeLorenzo) Tonelli. Dora graduated from St. Philip Catholic High School in 1935. She married Frank Morales on August 1, 1935 in Battle Creek. Dora was employed by the Battle Creek Police Dept. for 21 years as a records clerk until she retired in 2001. She then worked as one of the secretaries at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Dora is survived by her husband, Frank Morales; her children, Ben (Jeanne) Morales, of East Leroy, Frank (Jennifer) Morales, Jr. of Climax, Trish (Mark Kivin) Morales, of Dowling, Mary (Bill) Poillion, of Houston, TX, Anna (Roger) Antes, Ted (Mary Anne) Morales, Lydia Ivany, Angela (Darrell) Belson, Diana Morales, and Joan (Dayton) Smith, all of Battle Creek; 32 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Matthew M. Morales in 2005, a brother, Rudy Tonelli, sisters, Lydia Metty, Ida Marietti, and Ann Ret. Dora was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. She was a Master Gardener and enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, trips to the casino, and spending time with her family. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday November 11, 2010 at St. Jerome Catholic Church with The Reverend Mathew Manalel officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Matt Morales Memorial Fund c/o Bill Poillion.



Dorothy E. Young

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Edward Arthur Perry

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Eleanor Ann Patterson

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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.



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.



Fern E. (Judy) Leffel

Fern E. (Judy) Leffel Kalamazoo Fern Leffel, age 96, died on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born on September 16, 1914 in Bern Indiana and had lived most of her life in Northern Indiana and SW Michigan. She worked for 25 years at Kellogg's before retiring. She enjoyed square dancing, playing bingo, crocheting, and making crafts. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Members of her family include her son, Gene (Sandy) Leffel of Kalamazoo, 6 grandchildren, great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, and her brother, William. Please visit Fern's memory page at, where you can read her life story, archive a memory or photo, sign her memory book or make a memorial donation to the . Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Portage, 5975 Lovers Lane (344-5600).



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean Octo 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 www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.



Frank Alvera *

84, of Lansing, retired Lansing Schools custodian, died Monday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



Gary S. Dewar

• Gary S. Dewar, 68, of Manistee, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 3. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....



George C. Mitoska *

92, of Holt, died Wednesday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday at Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



George Lamie *

78, of Nashville, died Monday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



Georgie I. Nelson *

Georgie I. Nelson Burlington Georgie I. Nelson, 81, passed away November 5, 2010. A memorial service will be held November 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery Chapel in Tekonsha. Arrangements are by Putnam's of Tekonsha, Tekonsha, MI



Gerald Anderson *

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



Helen S. Pumala

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:41 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Helen S. Pumala, 95, a longtime Ironwood resident, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Ironwood. 



Herbert W. Breitbach

Herbert W. Breitbach Battle Creek Herbert W. Breitbach, 79, of Battle Creek died at home on Sunday, November 7, 2010. He was born December 6, 1930, in Wiesbaden, Germany to Willi and Elizabeth (Fischer) Breitbach. Herb grew up in Wiesbaden, where he started in the travel business in 1948, working for American Express. In 1953, he immigrated to the United States, serving two years with the U.S. Army, received his citizenship and then worked for Elliott Travel in Detroit. In 1958, he came to Battle Creek to serve as manager of Ermisch Travel. Herb purchased Ermisch Travel in 1963; moved it to its present location 26-28 E. Michigan Avenue (the former Gas Company building) and operated the business until retiring in 1995. His daughters continue to run Ermisch Travel, with the same unselfish service and special attention they saw their father give his customers. Herb loved his customers and the travel business and he always made you feel like you were his only client. On November 1, 1994, Herb married Marge Kyvig. Surviving are his wife, Marge; two daughters, Christa (Ken) Chapman of Charlotte and Stephanie Breitbach of Battle Creek; a son, Michael (Michelle Frew-Medley) Breitbach of Battle Creek; Marge's son, Michael (Kathy) Anderson of Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Atlee McFellin, Lily and Lena Breitbach, Wilber and Henning Anderson; and his former wife and the mother of his children, Inge Breitbach of Battle Creek. Herb was preceded in death by a son, Fred Breitbach on September 8, 2005; his sister, Hannelore Breitbach; and his parents. Herb was a member of, , International Club, the former Traffic Club and attended Trinity United Methodist Church for 20 years. He was a volunteer for Junior Achievement, Visitor and Convention Bureau, United Way, International Festival of Lights, Taste of Battle Creek and many other civic activities. For many years, he was involved in "Volkstrauertag", A Day of German National Mourning at the former Post Cemetery at Ft. Custer, which later became Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Herb enjoyed reading and read the German newspapers and articles his sister sent him from his homeland. He loved his family, taught them the family travel business; and introduced them to football, auto racing, soccer, cooking and the opera. At the request of the family, friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where they will be received 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services to celebrate Herb's life will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Kintigh at the funeral home 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2010. Military honors and interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Altrusa Club, P.O. Box 861, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0861. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



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. heeney-sundquist.com



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.



Ida L. Porter *

Ida L. Porter Battle Creek Ida L. Porter, 79, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010. A private service will be held. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.



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. heeney-sundquist.com



James Roy Stanfield *

James Roy Stanfield Bellevue James Roy Stanfield, 71, died Monday, November 08, 2010. Arrangements are pending at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, Battle Creek.



James Thomas Chess

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Joann Newman

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John H. Farrar

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John Kruis, 87

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Jones, Constance Rosemary

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



Joseph Patrick Michela

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:41 AM 

DULUTH, Minn. -- Joseph Patrick Michela, 60, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. 



Karen L. Van Zandt *

Karen L. Van Zandt Kalamazoo Funeral services for Karen will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, in the Bachman Funeral Chapel, Battle Creek.



Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Belo 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.



Kristin L. Liddell *

45, of Okemos, medical business manager, died Thursday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



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.



Lois J. Marcy *

93, of Portage, formerly of Riverdale, retired teacher, died Thursday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Road United Methodist Church, Riverdale.



Mae Helen Getter *

81, of Eaton Rapids, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



Margaret A. "Dutchie" Van Paris

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Margaret E. Higbee

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Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Pass Frid Octo 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. Pittman *

Mary A. Pittman Battle Creek Mary A. Pittman, 75, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010. Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2010, 11 a.m. at First Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010, 12 p.m. at the church. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.



Mary F. Crimmins *

61, of Lansing, died Friday. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn Octo 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 www.voranfuneralhome.com



Matthew L. Chopper

Matthew L. Chopper Albion Matthew L. Chopper, age 95 of Albion passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at his residence in Albion. He was born April 10, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Julianna (Birch) Chopper. On June 6, 1951 he married Edna Greenman who preceded him in death on May 4, 2006. He graduated from Albion High School in 1933 and was the last living survivor of his class. He worked for Airco in Albion as the plant manager for 25 years and retired in 1977. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed fishing, shortwave radios and CB's. He loved his family very much. Matthew is survived by 2 stepsons, Ted Gibbs of Albion, and Richard Gibbs of Albion; 3 sisters, Jenny Panco of Battle Creek, Lillian Smak of Battle Creek, Olga Giddens of Hastings; brother, Alex Chopper of Tennessee; Godson, Chris (Leslie) Chopper of Albion; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 3 sisters, Sophie Chopper, Annie Haiduchik and Eleanor Lazarchuk; and 2 brothers, Nicholas Chopper and William Chopper. According to his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Albion. Those who wish to make Memorial Contributions to: Donor's Choice is available at the funeral home on 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224.



May A. "Phylis" DeMond *

85, of Lansing, formerly of Australia, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



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 fredwoodfuneralhome.com



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.



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OBITUARY: William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia

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



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: Carol Jean McQueen, 72, Pewamo

Carol Jean McQueen, 72, Pewamo, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. 



Obituary: Cheryl E. Cowling, 63, of Fenwick

Cheryl E. Cowling, 63, of Fenwick, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. 



Obituary: Christine Rowley, 90

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Obituary: David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia

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



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: Laureen D. Shattuck, 69, of Fenwick

Laureen D. Shattuck, 69, of Fenwick passed away Monday morning Nov. 8, 2010 at home. 



Obituary: Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia

Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia, passed away on Nov. 5, 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: 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: Pauline Wiles, 95, of Port Huron, formerly of Ionia

Pauline Wiles, 95, of Port Huron, formerly of Ionia, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. 



Obituary: Russell C. Scott

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Obituary: Stella McConnell

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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: William Howard Fears of Ionia

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



Obituary: Wilson A.Maxon, 72

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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, Octo 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 www.martenson.com



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. www.neely-turowski.com



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 www.thedorfmanchapel.com.



Richard Potts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:40 AM 

KENOSHA, Wis. -- Richard Potts, 77 a resident of Kenosha, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Woodstock Nursing Home.



Robert F. Newberg

• Robert F. Newberg, 81, of Florida and Ludington, died Nov. 5 in Hollywood, Florida. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Alexander-Rye Funeral Home....



Robert L. Bishop

Monday, November 8, 2010 11:40 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Robert S. Lee

• Robert S. Lee, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 7 in Whitehall. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



Robert W. "Bob" Laird

Robert W. "Bob" Laird Battle Creek Robert W. "Bob" Laird, 82, of Battle Creek died peacefully after a long illness on November 5, 2010. Bob was born in Battle Creek on August 13, 1928, to the late Lester and Gwenyth Laird. Bob graduated from Lakeview High School in 1946 and from, School of Forestry in 1950. As a young man, Bob was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Battle Creek Reserve. He was also a 60-year member of the Battle Creek Lodge #12 F&AM. For most of Bob's life he co-owned the Blue Diamond Lumber Yards with his brothers James "Jim" and John "Jack" Laird. In later years, Bob enjoyed working on home projects with his best friend and twin brother, Jim. Bob also enjoyed living a natural-holistic lifestyle, talk radio, and reading, particularly historical novels and the works of Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Wolf. Bob is survived by his brother, James "Jim" Laird of Battle Creek; his son, Randall (Maida Zissis) Laird of Palm Harbor, Florida; and daughters, Gwenyth Laird (Keith) Pernie of Hendersonville, North Carolina and Patty (Mark) Anderson of Hickory, North Carolina. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Megan, Brooke, Cosmo, Monica, Aaron and Ollie, and nieces, Cindy, Connie and Karen. Bob was preceded in death by Marjory Laird and his brother, John Laird. At the request of the family, a celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707. Arrangements were entrusted to the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Rodney Donald Colby *

84, of East Lansing, formerly of Holt, retired electrician, died Sunday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home, Lansing.



Ruth E. (Nichols) Mason

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:53 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Sarah "Grace" Alberts *

90, of Evart, died Nov. 5. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Corey Funeral Home, Evart. 



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Belo 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. www.irakufman.com



Scott Joseph Muxlow

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:46 AM 

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Sean Michael Wright *

Sean Michael Wright Battle Creek Sean Michael Wright, 38, died on November 7, 2010. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek. Visitation Thursday, November 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Shirley J. Butler

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Sliva, James M.

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



Stanley Glen "Stan" Lambert

Stanley "Stan" Glen Lambert Bellevue Age 56, loving father, grandfather, son, companion, brother, and friend to all passed away on November 5th, 2010. He was born to George and Beverly (Lige) Lambert on November 2nd, 1954, the biological son of Richard Marr and mother Beverly. He was employed by Midwest Transit Company for 10 years and worked for Harris Oil for 14 years. He enjoyed auto racing, mechanic work, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his four children, Antonio J. (Vicki) Tamez, Stanley (Marcy) Lambert Jr., Robert (Angela) Lambert, and Carissa (Matthew) Dilyard; extended children, Justin McDonald, Cohen French, Patrick Eichholtz, Kristin Eichholtz and Donald Eichholtz; his companion, Sheila Pryde; eleven grandchildren; mother, Beverly Lambert; one brother, David (Patricia) Lambert; two sisters, Kathy (William) Oakley, and Brenda Richardson; several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by the only father he ever knew, George Albert Lambert, his biological father, Richard Dean Marr; and his grandparents. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. from the Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids with the Rev. Jim Riley, officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Skinner Funeral Home. For online condolences go to www.SkinnerFuneralHome



Stanley Zimmerman Jr.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:17 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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



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Steven J. Martin Lansing Steve, 41, left this world to join his beloved daughter, Lexis B. Martin on Saturday, November 6, 2010. He was born October 1, 1969, in Big Rapids, MI. Steve was preceded in death by Lexis and by his father, Steven A. Martin. Steve is survived by his mother, Sherry Hays; stepfather, Bob Hays; his grandmother, and life long best friend, Betty Lou Kost; his daughter, Brandi; six beloved brothers; his friend and guardian angel, Chris; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, who will hold him in their hearts forever. There will be no services.



Warren W. McNally *

Warren W. McNally Marshall Warren W. McNally, 89, died on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Funeral Home




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Whitby, Cora S.

Whitby Cora S. Age 62 of Plymouth, October 2, 2010. Beloved mother of Stephanie Whitby, and Jessica and Phillip Haynes. Dear sister of Marjorie Whitby Dickson. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Family hour Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories please visit



William 'Bill' Robert Mattick, 60

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 9:03 AM

William "Bill" Robert Mattick, 60, of Portsmouth, Va., walked on and went to the Lord on Oct. 14, 2010, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., after a long battle with cancer. 



William R. Reed

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:10 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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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