Sunday, November 14, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/14/10


Adeline J. "Joan" Kurkowski

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Adeline J. "Joan" Kurkowski *

96, of Lansing, retired community college registration clerk, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Catholic Community of St. Jude, DeWitt. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Alice M. Himmel

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Alice W. Miketich-Naylor

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Amy Viola Brown

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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).



Ann L. Bennett

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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.



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.



Betty Jean Wilton

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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



Carol Lyne Stedronsky

Carol Lyne Stedronsky, 66, of Manistee County's Springdale Township, died Wednesday Nov. 10. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements....



Chad Phillip Dowell

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Charles Harold Whittern

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Charles T. "Chuck" Gallagher

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Clarey, Rita Mae

Clarey Rita Mae July 22, 1926 - October 1, 2010. Rita's spirit has risen to heaven to meet her God, her husband and eldest son who preceded her in death. Soon she will be a part of a very special and long awaited McCrady Reunion with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Her death will bring to close a generation whose memories we will all cherish. Her last days were spent in the peace and comfort of her home in Sparks, Nevada with her daughter Peggy Clarey and son-in-law, Fred Conner. Rita was born at the farm on Pumping Station Road. Fairfield County, Ohio. She grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio, attended and graduated from Berne Union School in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Rita was the youngest child born to Charles and Rosemary (Shonebarger) McCrady. Rita was married to Wilbert A. Clarey for 56 years before his death in 2006. At that time she moved to Nevada to live with her only daughter. She had four children: Daniel (Linda), Peggy (Fred), Bruce (Alise), and Andrew (Laura). She had six male grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a Nurses Aid at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital for over 20 Years. G.C.O.H. is located less that one block from the family Home on Cardwell Street, Garden City, Michigan. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, casino gambling and creating Jewelry Pictures. With "Web", she became an active and enthusiastic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starting in the mid 50's at Johnsons Post #78, on Joy Road in Detroit, Michigan, and ending her service at Battle Born Post #9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, Nevada. She was anointed by Father Norman King from the Immaculate Conception Church. Her remains will be at the Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan. Instead of flowers or gifts, remembrances can be PAID FORWARD.



Corrine Marie Fredenburg

Corrine Marie Fredenburg Climax Corrine Marie Fredenburg, 80, died at the Kairos Dwelling Home for the Terminally Ill of Kalamazoo, MI, on Friday evening, November 12, 2010, following a lengthy illness and surrounded by her loving family. Corrine was born July 18, 1930 in Battle Creek, MI and was the daughter of August R. and Beatrice M. (Coleman) Maifert. She was a life time Battle Creek resident and a 1948 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Corrine was a Born Again Christian and a member of Green Meadows Bible Baptist Church of Comstock, MI. She was a Red Cross volunteer at the former Lakeview General Hospital and volunteered for "SOWERS" (Servants On Wheels Ever Ready), who helped kids at camp. Corrine enjoyed crocheting, quilting, reading, doing puzzles and working in her garden. Corrine was united in marriage to Lynn A. Fredenburg on August 7, 1948 in Bedford, MI. Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Lynn; two sons, Larry A. Fredenburg of Huntsville, TX and Gary L. (Robin) Fredenburg of Battle Creek; two daughters, Shirley Marie (Mike) Sofia of Grand Rapids, MI and Fort Mill, SC and Jackie Lynne (Dean) Rivard of Longview, TX; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two sisters, Dorine Walker of Galesburg and Eleanor (Ed) Chapman of Bull Shoals, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents. At the request of her family, friends will be received on Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek The funeral service to celebrate Corrine's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 17th at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Marvin Followell, Pastor of the Green Meadow Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. Memorial contributions in Corrine's honor may be made to Green Meadows Bible Baptist Church, 6914 East ML Avenue, Comstock, MI, 49048 or Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI, 49048. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Daniel O. Roehrig June 16, 1938- Nov. 13, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:57 PM 

Daniel O. Roehrig, 72 years of Temperance departed this life Saturday, Nov. 13 in the Franciscan Care Center, Sylvania, Ohio. 



David R. Coleman

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Death Notice: Kenneth H. Karr, 72, of Portland

Kenneth H. Karr, 72, of Portland, passed away Nov. 11, 2010 



Dolores King

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Donald E. Hering

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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 M. Keck Feb. 19, 1931-Nov. 12, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:58 PM 

Dorothy M. Keck, age 79 of Monroe passed away at 6:29 p.m. Friday at the Tendercare of Monroe. She had been ill for three weeks.



Dorothy Skutnik, 91

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Elaine Ellerbrock Mohney

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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.



Elouise A. Bowen

Elouise A. Bowen Battle Creek Elouise A. (Whalen) Bowen, 86, of Battle Creek slipped away peacefully Friday November 12, 2010 at Kairos (Hospice) Dwelling, Kalamazoo. She was born in Sunfield, MI to Ralph and Verna (Hager) Townsend on December 10, 1923 and grew up in Vermontville. Elouise married Martin (Joe) Whalen and together they had four children; Mike (Chris) Whalen, Marty Whalen, Patti Whalen, all of Battle Creek and Kathy (Rick) Sly of Richland. She was employed at Ralston Purina/ Nestle until she retired in the early 1990's. Years later her marriage to James Bowen ended in divorce. Elouise is also survived by her aunt, Phyllis Kilpatrick, of Nashville, sisters, Margaret Strang, of Charlotte, and June Nash, of Holt, as well as grandchildren; Specialist Matthew Koerner, Justin, Joe and Casey Whalen, Austin Ebinger, Shaina Whalen, Michael Johnson, Steven (Simone) Cato, Luke and Sam Sly, great grandsons, Makaio & Josiah Cato, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bud and Pete Townsend, and a grandson, Phillip Cato. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends from 4p.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday November 16, 2010 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 5p.m. that day. Inurnment will take place at a cemetery in Nashville, MI. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Kairos Dwelling of Humane Society of South Central Michigan.



Emma Louise Goosen

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Ernest Duane Groves

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Evelyn Wood Suter

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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



Frances Murray

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Gary D. Ryan

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George F. Ray Jr.

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Gilford Lamar Dampier-Taylor

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Harold L. Cripps

Harold L. Cripps Battle Creek Harold L. Cripps, 84, a long time Battle Creek resident, died at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence, with his family at his side, on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was born in Athens, Michigan (where he was known as 'Foozy') to Gladys (Smith) and Forrest Cripps on October 4, 1926. Harold grew up in Athens and graduated from Athens High School in 1944; he was captain of the football and basketball teams and vice president of the student council. He spent his early years hunting and fishing the rural areas around Athens. Harold joined the Navy in February 1944 and he served 2½years as a Seaman 1st class on the Light Cruiser USS Brooklyn in the Mediterranean during, , where he earned two battle stars. The Athens WW II memorial lists his name next to that of his brother, Donald, who served in the Pacific arena. On his return to the port of New York he met Mary Kolada, whom he married June 15th, 1946 in Battle Creek. Harold attended and received a diploma from Argubright Business College in 1947 on the GI bill. He then attended the University of Wisconsin Banking School from 1966-1968. Subsequently he worked at Security National Bank (later Comerica) in Battle Creek for 42 years, from 1947 to 1989; first as an auditor and retired as Senior Vice-President and Cashier. On April 10, 2010, he was joined in matrimony to Athens classmate Beverly O'Keefe at The Heritage in Battle Creek. Mary, his wife of 62 years preceded him in death on October 6th 2008, after years of loving care given by Harold. Also preceding Harold in death were his sisters, Virginia Converse of Fine Lake and Evelyn Converse of Athens. Surviving are their three children, Dr. Cathy (Don Bachman) Cripps of Bozeman MT, Cindra (Ogden) Kellogg of Gold Hill, OR, Jeff Cripps DVM of Dimondale; two step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; a brother, Donald Cripps of Battle Creek; and many nieces and nephews. Harold was a long time member of the First Congregational Church and was devoted to his family. He donated his time as chairman of the Police and Fire Pension board for 19 years and as treasurer for the YMCA during its remodeling. Harold received a Proclamation from the Mayor and City Commission of Battle Creek in 2009 for his service. He was a member of the Athelstan and Battle Creek Country Clubs and was a well-respected member of the community. Harold's hobbies included golf and coin-collecting, and he was the accountant for his son's veterinarian clinic. His children will miss their loved and respected father, one of the world's last honest men "to the penny". Services to celebrate Harold's life will be officiated by Rev. Thomas Ott at Ft. Custer National Cemetery 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010. Arrangements will be announced by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Harold R. Irish *

Harold R. Irish Battle Creek Harold R. Irish, 65, died Monday November 8, 2010. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are pending at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



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.



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.




Mary Elizabeth Hurley, 66, of Ludington died today, Nov. 11. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.... 



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.



Jacqueline Gleason *

75, of Grand Ledge, formerly of North Port, Fla., died Oct. 20. Memorial services 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at East Lansing Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



James L. Rowe

James L. Rowe, 76, of Ludington, passed away Thursday at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon. He was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Center Town, Kentucky and married on Oct. 11, 1958 to Lucille Carnett who survi... 



James Roy Stanfield

James Roy Stanfield Bellevue James Roy Stanfield, 71, of Bellevue, MI, died Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. He was born June 01, 1939 in Battle Creek, MI the son of James Milton and Grace Ellen (Kelso) Stanfield. He was a 1957 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and then attended Kellogg Community College and Western Michigan University. James was employed by Oliver Electrical Mfg. for 3 years before being employed at Equitable Life Insurance Company. He transferred to California with Equitable in 1969 and retired in 1995. The past few years he served as a substitute teacher around the Battle Creek area. James is survived by wife of 49 years: Anne Frances (Simons) Stanfield of Bellevue, MI; daughter: Kristin and Terry Ascherin of Tujunga, CA and grandsons: Ian, Trevor and Hunter Jankowski; daughter: Stacey and John Mavilia of Medford, OR and grandson: Colton Mavilia; Step-Mother: Dorothy Stanfield; Step-Sisters: Eunice Bauserman and Vivian Brown; Aunt: Josephine McDermott; and numerous relatives and close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. He enjoyed music and was leader of the Jim Stanfield Quintet dance band for many years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church since 1939 and had been active in many community service organizations. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2055 E. Columbia Avenue, with Rev. Colleen Nelson officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Lifespan-Good Samaritan Hospice Care Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. (269)788-9800



Jeffrey A. Beaudrie July 19, 1963-Nov. 11, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:59 PM 

Jeffrey A. Beaudrie, age 47, of Trenton, formerly of South Rockwood, passed away in his home Thursday, Nov. 11.



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.



Josephine R. Burrows *

Josephine R. Burrows Kalamazoo Josephine Rose Burrows, 80, of Kalamazoo died November 8, 2010. No services are scheduled. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek. 



Katherine Virginia Roehm Kronauge

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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.



Kenneth E. Thomson

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Lelah Stella Conley *

84, of Bath, died Wednesday. Services 12:30 p.m. Monday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Lillian M. Fink

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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.



Malcolm "Pete" Wood

Malcolm Wood (Pete), 78, of Silver Lake, went home to be with his lord Sunday, Nov. 7. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Beverly, of more than 50 years; daughters, Janet (Keith) Zahn, Shelby...



Margery Caryl Jensen

Margery Caryl Jensen, 84, of Manistee, died Wednesday evening Nov. 10. Oak Grove Cremation Center in Manistee is in charge of arrangements. ... 



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.



Marion L. Bradley

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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.



Marvin Slagh, 81

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Mary Lee Chamberlain *

86, of Lansing, died Saturday. Visitation 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



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 A. Pallett

Matthew A. Pallett Battle Creek Matthew A. Pallett, age 49 , died Monday, November 8, 2010. He was born September 11, 1961 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Clifford and Margaret (Keagle) Pallett. Matt was a graduate of Lakeview High School and an electrician working for Sims Electric for many years. He loved to be outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. Matt is survived by his parents, one son: Nathan Pallett of Marshall; three sisters: Cindi (Barry) Noora of Ceresco, Patti (Troy) Taylor of Delton and Nancy (Alan) Gardner of Detroit; one brother: Charley (Beth) Pallett of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services were held. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



McPhee, Charles J.

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



Michael Albert Finnerty

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Michael L. Graham *

Michael L. Graham Potterville Age 63, died Thursday evening, November 4, 2010, at a Lansing hospital. Michael was born July 22, 1947, in Lansing, a son of Wm. and Beatrice (Secord) Graham. He was a retired Michigan Bell Telephone employee and an Army Vietnam veteran. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pennie Sharp. Surviving are his wife, Pam; three children, Jeannie (Jerry) Crall of Charlotte, Todd (Martice) Davis of Potterville and Brandy (Mark) Weinner of Charlotte; 7 grandchildren; 7 brothers and sisters, Jennie (Al) Broemer of Ruskin, FL, Jay (Aggie) Graham of Eagle, Bill (Joan) Graham, Jr. of Lansing, Nora (Jack) Sharp of Eaton Rapids, Kim (Rhonda) Graham of Dimondale, Byron Graham of Mason and Eddie (Shelia) Graham of Grand Ledge; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held 2 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2010, at Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale, with Rev. Rebecca Morrison of the Potterville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Dimondale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the



Michelle Danette L'Esperance *

Michelle Danette L'Esperance Battle Creek Michelle Danette L'Esperance, 39, died Sunday, October 31, 2010. Arrangements are pending at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 



Mildred (Jensen) Thiel

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Mildred Elaine Brown

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Mildred Rita Powers (Cherry)

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Morgan Lowell Beard *

79, of Delta Township, retired Lansing Board of Water & Light maintenance operator, died Saturday. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta 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....



Nettie Lea Bussell

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Nolan Winsemius, infant

Sunday, November 14, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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: 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: Calistro Munguia Sr., 84, of Lake Odessa

Calistro Munguia Sr., 84, of Lake Odessa, passed away Nov. 12, 2010. 



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: Joyce (Kamradt) Murray, 80, of Ionia

Joyce (Kamradt) Murray, 80, of Ionia passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 10, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.



Okie Caudill Jr. *

49, of Eaton Rapids, Ryerson & Haynes of Lansing employee, died Thursday. Services have already been held. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.



Olin A. "Barney" Barnhill

Olin A. "Barney" Barnhill Dowling Olin A. "Barney" Barnhill, 87, died Friday, November 12, 2010. He was born in Paragould, Arkansas on January 21, 1923 the son of Huston A. and Dora Ann (Barnes) Barnhill. Barney served his country as a Staff Sgt. in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 1945. He served as a B-24 Tail Gunner in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and in Air Offensive I Europe being awarded 4, during his tour. Barney owned and operated Barney's Glass and Barney's Radiator and Auto Body Supply from 1954 until his retirement in 1977, when he sold the business. He served as a member and former President of the Lakeview Business Association, as a member of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, the Builders Association, the National Glass Dealers Board of Directors, Battle Creek Chapter of the American Business Clubs where he was a member of the Big Hat Club and was the founding President and Administrator of the Michiana Glass Dealers Association. In 1974, he was nominated and selected to appear in the 1974 edition of the Who's Who in Michigan. Barney married Ruth M. Jarvis on April 1, 1941 in Paragould, Arkansas' she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Teresa (Richard) Hamilton of Dowling; a son, Jimmie Barnhill of Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandson and a sister, Violet Mae (James) Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Roy and Harold Barnhill. Barney served as a member and former President of the Pennfield School Board for more than 16 years and was very active with Junior Achievement. He was also a member of the Optimist Club, Eagles Aerie #299, the Pennfield Exchange Club, American Legion Post #54 & #45 and was a life-member of the, . Barney had a huge heart and loved to help others, particularly children. He was very active in his Masonic Fraternity. Barney was a member of the Ira A. Beck Lodge # 503 F&AM and was also very active in the Saladin Shrine Temple, Grand Rapids where he served as a Potentate's Aide, the Battle Creek Shrine Club where he served as President in 1985 and the Mini-500 Patrol Parade Unit which he served as director for 6 years helping to raise funds for the Shrine Children's Hospitals.. Barney enjoyed fishing, gardening and traveling in his motor home with his wife, Ruth and friends. He also enjoyed working with his flowers and fruit trees in Florida, spending time with his family and friends and parading in his Mini-500 Shrine car. At the request of the family, they will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8, Wednesday November 17th at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Barney's life will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday November 18, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Jeffrey Worden, officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors. Memorials may be directed to the Shrine Hospitals for Children or to the Hickory Corners Bible Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



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



Pfc. Shane M. Reifert

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Phyllis Cornell, 80

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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



Robert D. Frautschi

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Robert W. "Bob" Laird *

Robert W. "Bob" Laird Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



Roger Berends, 80

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Rosella A. Mazur May 31, 1927-Nov. 12, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:58 PM 

Rosella A. Mazur, 83 of Monroe died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Southshore Medical Center, Trenton where she was taken after an automobile accident that day.



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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.



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.



Theodore A. Borsum

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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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Adeline J. "Joan" Kurkowski Lansing Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend received her angel wings on November 10, 2010, at the age of 81 with her family by her side. She was born June 8, 1929, in East Jordan, MI. Surviving are her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Thomas Kurkowski; daughters, Susan (Dale) Mahaffy, Gail (Mark) Gillengerten; sons, Thomas M. (Chris) Kurkowski, James (Stacey) Kurkowski, John (Amy) Kurkowski; grandchildren, Amberle, Ted, Chandra, Rachele (Ned), Patrick, Kelly, Julie, Theresia, Elisabeth, Mikah; special extended family Evelyn (Karl) and Matthew; sister Eva Ecker; and many other loving family and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI, with Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated, at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 15, at Catholic Community of St. Jude, 801 N. Bridge Street, DeWitt, MI with visitation 1 hour prior to service. The Rev. Fr. Dwight M. Ezop will be the celebrant with rite of committal following at the DeWitt Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to the Catholic Community of St. Jude, or to McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 2316 S. Cedar, Suite 600, Lansing, Michigan 48910 in memory of Joan Kurkowski. Online condolences may be made at:




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Whitby, Cora S.

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



William H. Peters Oct. 25, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010 11:50 PM 

A memorial service for William H. Peters, 72, of Monroe, who died Oct. 25, will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.



William J. "Bill" Teegarden

William J. "Bill" Teegarden Augusta William J. "Bill" Teegarden, age 78, passed away suddenly on November 3, 2010 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, FL. He was born on November 22, 1931 in Humboldt, Kansas to Noah and Minta (Judd) Teegarden. Bill was raised in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Manual High School. He went to college in Missouri for two years, later joining the Marines in 1952 during the Korean Conflict, where he served until 1954. Bill married Phyllis L. Lear on April 20, 1957, living in Missouri until August 1957, moving to Portland, Michigan. In 1960, they moved to Battle Creek, Michigan and opened Teegarden's Market in Level Park, selling it in 1980. He also worked for Cello-Foil, Bedford Township and was a driver for Holsum Bakery, Post Gardens and K Drive Greenhouse, retiring in 1994. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Bedford Lodge 207, the Level Park Men's Club and the American Legion. Bill enjoyed flying with the Raggedy Anne Club and his family many places in their private plane. Bill also enjoyed boating, golfing, traveling and casinos. He was a winter resident of Okeechobee, Florida since 1998. Bill is survived by his wife: Phyllis L. Teegarden, two daughters: Lynn (Mike) Norrod and Lee (David) Buschke, son: Jay W. (Angel) Teegarden, brother: Donald (Diane) Teegarden of Battle Creek, eight grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and family friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service from 11:00 a.m. until 12 Noon, with a memorial service to follow at 12 Noon in the Bachman Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the . Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269) 965-5145



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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