Thursday, November 11, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/11/10


Alvin R. (Joe) Burgess

Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:51 AM - Shawna Jankoviak 

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Ana Galeno, 55

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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).



Andreas Heath

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Ann L. Bennett *

58, of Portland, died Tuesday. Graveside services 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Portland Cemetery. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



Baker, Robert

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



Barbara A. Frederiksen

Barbara A. Frederiksen, 73, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 8. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



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.



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



Celene R. Morris *

92, of Corunna, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Nelson House Funeral Home, Owosso. 



Chad Phillip Dowell *

36, of Potterville, Dart Industries (Mason) data programmer, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton 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 G. Bannatyne

Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:52 AM - Shawna Jankoviak 

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Danny Wayne Kelley *

63, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Lansing, retired state of Michigan regulatory investigator, died Monday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, Fla. 



David Carl Kietzmann

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Dennis Louis Bernard Steffen

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:12 AM 

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. -- Dennis Louis Bernard Steffen, 71, of W6699 County Road C, Plymouth, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. 



Donald J. Kneeshaw *

Donald J Kneeshaw Marshall Donald J Kneeshaw, age 81, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the funeral home.



Dorothy E. Good

Dorothy E. Good, age 89, of Gladwin, passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Bortz Nursing Home in West Branch. She was born Feb. 17, 1921 in Gladwin, the daughter of the late Charles and Dora (Tucker) Blake. 



Dorothy McCumber

Dorothy McCumber, 87, of Branch, died this morning Nov. 10. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements.... 



Dr. James Robert "Bob" Howenstine *

85, of Lansing, retired Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory employee, died Friday. Services noon Saturday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



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.



Ernest D. Groves *

78, of St. Johns, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at St. Johns Lutheran Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns. 



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



Frank B. Krupiarz *

90, of Delta Township, retired state Department of Public Health personnel director, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel. 



Gerald Smeenge, 87

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:54 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gerald W. McManaway April 24, 1942-Nov. 8, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:43 AM 

Gerald W. McManaway was born on April 24, 1942 in Monroe, Mich. 



Gladys M. Campbell

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM 

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Gloria L. Youngberg

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:10 AM 

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. -- Gloria L. Youngberg, 75, a former resident of Ironwood , Mich., passed away Nov. 5, 2010, in Lake Panasoffkee after a brief illness.



Helen June Grubbs

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM 

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Helen M. Feole

Helen M. Feole, 87, of Gladwin, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at her home in Gladwin with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 16, 1923 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of the late Nelson and Nettie Tassell.



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.



Howard E. Cook Jr.

Howard E. Cook Jr., 80, of Scottville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at his home surrounded by his loving children. Howard was born on March 2, 1930 in Bay City to Howard L. and Caroline (Groulx) Coo...



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.



Ilene L. Ricky

Ilene L. Ricky, 85, of Gladwin, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. She was born on Dec. 30, 1924 in Burlington, Colorado, to Howard and Leta J. (Vincent) Burns. She married Lowell L. Ricky in August of 1940 in Marysville, Kansas.



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.



Jacob O. Bennett Nov. 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:40 AM 

Jacob O. Bennett, 91, of Milan died Tuesday at home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Service, Milan, where services are pending.



Joan Kathryn Hamilton *

85, of Lansing, retired secretary, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



John H. Donahoo II *

63, of Lansing,, veteran, died Oct. 26. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



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 L. Cunningham Belles

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM

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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. 



Lillian Marie Ehrke *

85, of Lansing, former Michigan State University custodian, died Friday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Resurrection. 



Lloyd E. Tyre

Lloyd E. Tyre, 73, of Beaverton, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 31, 1936 to Charles and Edith (Cox) Tyre.



Mae Helen Getter *

81, of Eaton Rapids, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today at Calvary Lutheran Church, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.



Margaret Rose Shields *

Margaret Rose Shields Margaret Rose Shields, was called to her Lord and Savior November 6, 2010. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip Catholic Church 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010. Arrangements are by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



Marie A. Schindel

Marie A. Schindel, 88, of Gladwin, passed away after a long illness, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. She was born on March 15, 1922, in Detroit, to Leopold and Marie (Capell) Lybeer. She married Albert Schindel on Sept. 20, 1941 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 2005.



Marie Williams, 87

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Marion L. Bradley *

84, of Fowler, retired Gambles Store (Perry) owner/operator, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler. Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.



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 Elizabeth McQuiston *

Mary Elizabeth McQuiston Battle Creek Mary Elizabeth McQuiston, 97, died Thursday, November 4, 2010. Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle 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



Matthew Charles Morgan

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:49 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mayme Lindberg

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:15 AM 

ONTONAGON, Mich. -- Mayme Lindberg, 89, of Paynesville, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, in Ontonagon. 



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



Muriel Lucille Greenlee

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM 

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Nancy Ann Meese *

77, of Holt, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel.



Nathan Edward Eagle

Nathan Edward Eagle, 20, of Buckley and formerly of Onekama, died Friday, Nov. 5. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



Neil Bryce Bemis

Neil Bryce Bemis Yuba City, CA Neil Bryce Bemis, age 80, of Yuba City, CA and formerly of Marshall died November 06, 2010. Mr. Bemis was born on April 3, 1930 in Marshall to Harold J. and Grace (Hartman) Bemis. He had lived in the Marshall area the majority of his life, moving to Yuba City, CA in 1997. He was a graduate of Marshall High School and had been employed by Felpausch Food Center in Marshall. He retired in March 1992, after 19 years of service. Other employment included the Kroger Grocery Store, Sullivan Dairy and Schafer Bakery. For several years, Mr. Bemis owned and operated the Village Markets in Burlington and Tekonsha. Mr. Bemis served with the United States Air National Guard for 36 months On December 10, 1948, he married the former Anita M. Scherer in Marshall. Mr. Bemis served as the Burlington Village Clerk in the 1960's. He had been an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and served on the church's board during the 1950's. He had also attended the Tekonsha Baptist Church in the 1970's and the East Eckford Church in the 1990's. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and gardening. He is survived by his wife Anita M. Bemis; daughters, Norma Bemis of Battle Creek and Dawn (Brett) Mathieson of Yuba City, CA; sons, Harold L. Bemis of Cleveland Heights, OH and Timothy M. Bemis of Griffith, IN; grandchildren, Beth McNeeley and Jennifer Wendt and Jorge Zapata. He was preceded in death by sisters, Annie "Isabel" Palmer, Mildred Stevens, Ruth Vanderkarr, Thelma Pardoe, Jean Williams and Maxine Miller. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the funeral home with Reverend Richard Wilson. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Tekonsha. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to your local hospice care. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a personal message and sign the on line guest book, please visit



OBITUARY: William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia

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



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: Helen G. (Goodemoot) Livermore Robinson, of Lake Odessa

Helen G. (Goodemoot) Livermore Robinson, of Lake Odessa, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at the Laurel of Kent Nursing Home in Lowell.



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: Richard Witwer Christian

Richard Witwer Christian passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 10:40 p.m. in his sleep, at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, where he had resided since 2008.



Obituary: Ruth Violet Johnson Graham

Mrs. Graham died Nov. 8, 2010 in Ionia, after a long illness. She was a resident of Heartland Health Care. 



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: Virginia Freed, 89

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Obituary: Wanda Lea Powers, 47, of Ionia

Wanda Lea Powers, 47, of Ionia, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 9, 2010. 



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, 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



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 A. Abernathy *

64, of Charlotte, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



Robert A. "Bob" Luce *

54, of Lansing, Air Force serviceman, died Monday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Robert A. St. Pierre Nov. 10, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:40 AM 

Robert A. St. Pierre, 86, of Monroe died this morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.



Robert E. Lauzon Sr.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM 

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Robert F. Newberg

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Robert S. Lee

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Rodney Donald Colby *

84, of East Lansing, formerly of Holt, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today at Chapel In the Pines Funeral Home, Lansing. 



Ronald Kobes, 84

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Roy Gene Bartlett *

67, of Charlotte, died Tuesday. Memorial luncheon 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Charlotte Eagles Club. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



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.



Sister Beatrice (Alberta Mary) Hundt *

90, of Mount St. Joseph, Ohio, formerly of Lansing, Sisters of Charity (Cincinnati) order member, died Nov. 5. Services 3 p.m. Friday at Sisters of Charity Mother House, Mount St. Joseph, Ohio. Arrangements by Gilligan Funeral Home, Cincinnati, Ohio.



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 John Martin *

41, of Lansing, died Saturday. Memorial services 1 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 



The Rev. James C. Braden Nov. 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:40 AM 

The Rev. James C. Braden, 66, of Monroe died Tuesday at home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.



Timothy L. Fraser

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM 

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Timothy Wayne Mulligan

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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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Margaret V. "Ginny" Moore Holt Margaret Moore, a long-time resident of Holt, Michigan passed away November 10, 2010 at the age of 89 years old. She was born April 12, 1921, in Coleman, MI. Margaret, also known as "Grandma Ginny" to many was a "tell it like it is" type of woman. She loved the game of baseball and was a true Detroit Tigers fan. She made it a point to never miss watching a game. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Ginny was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She had worked at Wyeth Company in Mason until their closing. Surviving are: daughter, Carol Chiesa; son, James (Cheryl) Mills; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; She was preceded in death by: her husband, Thomas Moore; her son, Robert Mills; her daughter, Joanne Mills; her parents, Frank and Bessie Kelly; her siblings, Leo and Lorne Kelly and Francis Powers; and her son-in-law, Alan Chiesa. The funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, with The Rev. Fr. John A. Byers as celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Special Olympics or to her church. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.




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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



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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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