Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/17/10


Aaliyah Malone *

infant daughter, of Brandon Malone and Ashley Terry, of Lansing, died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home.



Amanda Branderhorst, 26

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:25 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



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 Ann (Galloup) Shurtz *

Barbara Ann (Galloup) Shurtz Augusta Barbara Ann (Galloup) Shurtz, 89, died on November 12, 2010. Service will be on Friday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI, 49012. Visitation on Thursday, November 18 from 5:00 8:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89).



Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. October 2, 2010, age 90, of Allen Park. Preceded in death by husband, Steve. Loving aunt of Ronald (Arlene) Zecsei. Visitation Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 5:00 p.m at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate.



Bernadine R. Hayes *

82, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Bob "Jocko" Dziachan *

62, of Lansing, former Carl's Supermarket manager, died Monday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Brian Donald Spraggins

Brian Donald Spraggins Kalamazoo Departed this life on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Services will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:00 noon with an 11:00 a.m. family from the Emmanuel Covenant Church International with Pastor Jeffrey Townsend officiating. Interment to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangement under the direction of: WHITLEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME 330 North Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 BATTLE CREEK ARRANGEMENT OFFICE 235 North Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017 (269) 488- 2401



Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Colleen for 66 years. Loving father of Linda Wall, Alan Bushnell, Ronnie (Andrea) Bushnell and Roger (Robert Moore) Bushnell. Dear brother of Albert Bushnell. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at



Caleb Bullen

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:00 AM 

IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Caleb Bullen, age 85, of Wakefield, Mich., died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Ironwood. 



Caroline A. Stein Nov. 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:13 PM 

Caroline A. Stein, age 88, of Gibraltar, Mich. died Nov. 14, 2010. 



Charles Orr "Pete" Eady *

47, of Lansing, Henry's Body Shop mechanic, died Oct. 11 as the result of an automobile accident. Services noon Saturday at Mount Zion All Nations Bible Church, DeWitt. Arrangements by Swanson Funeral Home, Flint.



Clarey, Rita Mae

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



David Allan Arnold *

50, of Ashley, died Sunday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel.



David E. Bergmooser May 16, 1948-Nov. 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:17 PM 

David E. Bergmooser, 62, of Newport died at 6:05 a.m. Monday at VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, where he had been since Friday. He had been battling cancer since June 2006. 



Dawn Marie Shimel

Dawn Marie Shimel, 50, of Ludington, died suddenly at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids Nov.14 surrounded by her family. Dawn was born in Ludington on March 16, 1960. She graduated from Mason County Cen... 



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

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



Dolliver Block

Dolliver Block, lacking only 20 days of being 100 years old, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. He was born in California, Missouri on Nov. 29, 1910.



Donald Keilen *

79, of Kingsburg, Calif., formerly of Westphalia, died Sunday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.



Donald L. Farley

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:01 AM 

ASHLAND, Wis. -- Donald L. Farley, 70, of Ashland, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, the result of a tragic vehicle accident in northern Wisconsin. 



Doris D. Jenner

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Doris Jenner *

Doris Jenner Coldwater Doris Jenner, 92, died Monday, November 15, 2010. A service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.



Dorothy M. Galliker

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:10 AM 

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Dorothy R. McCumber

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Dorothy V. Winters

• Dorothy V. Winters, 87, of Ludington, died Nov. 14. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



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.



Eva McNeill *

88, of Ovid, died Sunday. Services 1p.m. Thursday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso.



Evelyn L. Croley *

82, of Holt, retired state employee, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel.



Flagg, Barbara Jean

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



Fred Kebler *

57, of Grand Ledge, K&K Supply owner, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Peters and Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Gale Frances (Provencher) Cole

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:00 AM

MINOCQUA, Wis. -- Gale Frances (Provencher) Cole, 68, died suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at her home in Minocqua. 



Garneth M. Feguer *

77, of DeWitt, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Gary L. Lamphere *

73, of Mason, Lamphere Construction (Mason) owner/operator, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Gladys Wertman, 106

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:34 AM 

Gladys Wertman, 106, of Charlevoix, died Nov. 16, 2010, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix. 



Harold L. Cripps *

84, of Battle Creek, retired Security National Bond senior vice president and cashier, died Oct. 13. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Arrangements by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Harold R. Irish

Harold R. Irish Battle Creek Harold R. Irish, 65, died Monday, November 8, 2010. He was born January 29, 1945 to Vern and Maybelle (Cathcart) Irish. After graduating from Lakeview High School in 1963, Harold served in the, and later retired from the V.A. Medical Center in Battle Creek in 1998. Harold is survived by his brother: Lloyd (Linda) Irish; sister: Suzanne (Bill) Whited; nieces: Becky Mathiak, Brenda Patterson and Beth (Larry) Flanery; nephews: Mark and Allen Irish. He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Brian Irish. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held Sunday, November 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Newbre Cemetery (corner of 9 mile road and B Drive North) with Layman Bob Spencer officiating. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



Helen D. Tremain

Helen D. Tremain, 95, of Beaverton, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. She was born on March 20, 1915 in Toledo, Ohio, to Jesse and Carrie (Otto) Ransom.



Helen O. Shimel

Helen O. Shimel, 90, of Ludington, died today, Nov. 15. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 



Helen Shimel

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Hollyer, Lawrence C.

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



Howard P. Berends

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Howard Rasey

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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.



Ingrid R. Brown

Ingrid R. Brown Battle Creek Ingrid R. Brown , age 71 , died Monday November 15, 2010, at the Lifespan Hospice Residence of Battle Creek, Ingrid was born July 17, 1939 in Hackenheim, Germany to Heinrich and Karoline Enders and came to America in 1962. Ingrid was a caregiver to both children and seniors for many years. She was a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Ingrid is survived by her daughter , Karoline R. (Drew) Kinnisten of Battle Creek, sons; George C. (Dawn) Brown of Meridian, MS Michael D. Brown of Abscoda, MI, Patrick J. (Dawn) Brown of Colorado Springs, CO. and Dieter D. Brown of Battle Creek, and nine grandchildren. Ingrid is preceded in death by her husband Donald H. Brown in 1995 and a brother, Heinz-Theo Enders. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service 223 N. Bedford Rd. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Robert Creagan officiating. Interment to follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Humane Society or St. Vincent DePaul Society.




Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:13 PM 

Additional information has been received for Jeffrey A. Beaudrie, 47, of Trenton, who died Nov. 11. 



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 "Jackie" Gleason *

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



James Richard "Jim" Bowerson

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:10 AM 

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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.



Joshua Eady *

17, of Haslett, East Lansing High School student, died Oct. 10 as the result of an automobile accident. Services noon Saturday at Mount Zion All Nations Bible Church, DeWitt. Arrangements by Swanson Funeral Home, Flint.



Judith A. Harper *

75, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



June E. Walker

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:10 AM 

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Justin Lee Shafer

Justin Lee Shafer Overland Park, Kansas Justin Lee Shafer, age 37, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Dallas Texas. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI. on Oct. 5, 1973 the son of Jay Harrison Shafer and Debra Lee Johnson. Justin graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1991. He was active in football and track and field and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved to assemble dune buggies. He coached his sons Little League Baseball teams. Justin was very personable and a great friend, but had a special place for his sons, nieces and nephews, who all loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Christopher Shafer, and his mother-in-law, Christine Harshberger. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving family, wife, Heather (Harshberger), whom he married on Sept. 11, 1993 in Three Rivers, and their two sons, Zachary and Jacob Shafer, all of Overland Park, KS.; mother, Debra Johnson, of Battle Creek, MI.; grandfather, Harry Johnson, of Battle Creek; father-in-law, Calvin (Ann) Harshberger, of Three Rivers; brothers-in-law, Brian and Jamie Harshberger and Todd and Jill Harshberger; seven nieces and nephews, Grant, Garrett and Joseph Harshberger, and Megan, Christopher, Dillon and Joshua Shafer. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at the Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI. 49093. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at the Moorepark Community Church, with Pastor Ken Miller officiating. Interment will be held in Peek Cemetery, Constantine Twp., MI. Memorials may be donated to Justin's sons, c/o Heather Shafer. Envelopes available at the funeral home.



Kathleen Rose Wabanimkee, 52

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:33 AM 

Kathleen Rose Wabanimkee, 52, of Traverse City, died Nov. 15, 2010, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. 



Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Beloved wife of Robert. Dearest mother of Paul (Joyce) and Andrea McCaffrey. Loving grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, (St. Germaine Campus) 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores.



Keith L. Boyer *

85, of Grand Ledge,, Marine Corps veteran, furniture refinisher, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Kimberly Sue Henry *

Kimberly Sue Henry Litchfield-Marshall Kimberly Sue Henry, died November 12, 2010. Services Wednesday, November 17, 4:30p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 202 W. Erie St., Albion.



Leslie Herman

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Lois M. Pierce Jan. 11, 1927-Oct. 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:17 PM 

Lois M. Pierce, age 83, of Mulberry, Fla., formerly of Monroe, Mich., died at 3 p.m. Mon., Oct. 25, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Lois was under the care of Hope Hospice. 



Lucille M. Broersma

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Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Mary J. Boone

Mary J. Boone, 78, of Scottville died Saturday, Nov. 13. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



MaryLee Dains

Marion Lee (MaryLee) Dains, 83, of Ludington, passed away quietly at home on Nov. 8. Born April 6, 1927 in Detroit, she's the only child of the late John Vernell Engwall and Leona Bettye Phillips. She...



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



May Rodriguez

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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



Michelle Danette L'Esperance

Michelle Danette L'Esperance Battle Creek Michelle Danette (Burchard) L'Esperance, 39, of Battle Creek, MI, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at her home. She was born May 04, 1971 in Battle Creek, MI. She was a 1989 Graduate of Lakeview High School and was employed with Employment Plus. Michelle is survived by mother: Penny Fisher of Muskegon, MI; father: John L'Esperance of Howell, MI; sister: Lorna (Burdick) Williton of Kalamazoo, MI; brother: Scott and Casey Burdick of Battle Creek, MI; brother: Jay L'Esperance of Muskegon, MI; sister: Lita Delewski of Farmington, MI; Sister: Holly L'Esperance of Farmington, MI; nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Nathan, Mindy, Miranda, Brittany, Cheyenne, Jason, Waylon, Wyatt, Mark, Brandon and Tyler; grandfather: Wendell "John" and Ruth Burdick Battle Creek, MI; grandmother: Mary (Cuyler) Willavize of Battle Creek, MI; and best friend: Tabitha Gibson. She was preceded in death by grandparents: Con & Doris Hume and great-grandfather: Wendell Burdick Sr. She enjoyed going to church, music, driving, going to the beach at Lake Michigan, surfing the internet, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Snoopy and Dolphins. She was an Ohio State fan and enjoyed old country music. A time of gathering with the family will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial servic will be held Friday, November 19, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. James Carey of Custer Chapel officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to Charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. (269)788-9800



Mildred E. Brown *

80, of Lansing, died Nov. 5. Memorial services 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church. Body donated to Michigan State University Willed Body program.



Noah Kahlil Ogden Gagneau

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:10 AM 

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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: Charles William "Bill" Millwood Jr., 58, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Ionia

Charles William "Bill" Millwood Jr., 58, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Ionia, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.



Obituary: Cheryl E. Cowling, 63, of Fenwick

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



Obituary: Edwin "Ed" Andres, 91, of Belding

Edwin "Ed" Andres, 91, of Belding, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010 at Laurels of Kent in Lowell.



Obituary: Gerald (Jerry) Lee Howe, 71, of Clarksville

Gerald (Jerry) Lee Howe, 71, of Clarksville passed away peacefully at home Nov. 13, 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: Kenneth H. Karr, 72, of Portland

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



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: Lorene M. Jonas, 79, of Belding

Lorene M. Jonas, 79, of Belding, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010 at home under the loving care of her family and Faith Hospice.



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: Paul Robert 'Stub' Anson Jr.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 3:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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: 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. 



Opal M. Martenies

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:58 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Orel, Delores

Orel Delores Age 96, October 1, 2010, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Harry Orel, the late Charles Bonham, and the late Raymond Westcott. Loving mother of Janice (the late Dr. Robert) Songe, William Westcott, Sherilyn (Richard) Hernandez, Barbara (Michael) Gillespie and Terry (Janet) Orel. Dear sister of Ernie (Julie) Tharpe. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trenton, 2610 West Jefferson until time of service 12 noon. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Visit online guestbook at



Patrick F. Lawless, 79

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:32 AM 

Patrick F. Lawless, 79, of Harbor Springs, passed away Nov. 14, 2010, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. 



Peggy A. Archie *

78, of Lansing, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



Peter C. Cummins *

65, of Lansing, formerly of Okemos and Palm Beach County, Fla., Navy veteran, Home Depot mill works specialist, died Nov. 1. Memorial gathering 8 p.m. Sunday at Apostolic Bible Church.



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



Raymond A. Sweet Nov. 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:13 PM 

Raymond A. Sweet, age 72, of Flat Rock died Nov. 14, 2010. 



Richard C. Ferguson

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Rosa Rhoades

Rosa Rhoades began her life as Rosa Szilagyi on Nov. 9, 1921, in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria, the daughter of Stephen and Josephine (Wolfel) Szilagyi. She passed away on Nov. 12, 2010, in Gladwin. 



Roscoe Charles Stetten I

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:59 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Rosella Porter

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Sandra L. (Barton) James June 28, 1941-Nov. 13, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:13 PM 

Sandra L. (Barton) James, 69, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., formerly of Monroe, passed away Nov. 13, 2010 at home, surrounded by her loving family. 



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fianc and soul mate of Meranda Ryan, cherished son of Marcie Schwartz, Steven L. Schwartz, loving brother of Jonas Schwartz (fiancée Dominique Colunga) and loving sister Erin Schwartz. Survived by aunts and uncles, Steven and Devra Goldberg, Sandee and Mark Giovanniello, and Bennett and Debbie Schwartz, their children, Leah and Victoria Giovanniello, Jacob Goldberg, and Katie and Michael Schwartz. Grandson of Sylvia Schwartz, the late Leo Schwartz, the late Leah and the late Clarence Goldberg. Also survived by many loving friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.



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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.



Terrence James Telder *

Terrence James Telder Battle Creek Terrence James Telder, 70, died Saturday, November 13, 2010. Graveside services will be held at the Fort Custer National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.



Thelma Fay Whitt *

Thelma Fay Whitt Homer Thelma Fay Whitt, 73, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery-Homer.



Thomas L. Askins June 22, 1937-Nov. 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:18 PM 

Thomas L. Askins, 73 years, of Toledo, Ohio and formerly of Lambertville and Temperance, Mich., passed away Sun., Nov. 14, 2010 in Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio.



Thomas Raymond Smith

Thomas Raymond Smith, passed away at home with his family at his side, on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. He was born on Jan. 16, 1931 in Detroit.



Uchwat, John S.

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




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Ussher, Kenneth L.

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



Valin (McCONNELL), Lorraine Ann

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



Verhelst, James "Jim"

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



Vincent J. Topa

Vincent J. Topa Albion Vincent J. Topa, 95, passed away Monday November 15, 2010 at his residence. He was born November 9, 1915 in Albion, Michigan to Frank and Katherine (Kardis) Topa. On January 2, 1937 he was married to Mary S. Zilinski in Angola, Indiana and she survives him. He has been a lifelong resident of the area, he is a member of St. John Catholic Church- Albion, and he was employed at Clark Equipment in Jackson in the Heat Treat Department. He enjoyed reading the Newspaper. Besides his wife Mary of Albion, he is survived by 1 Daughter Barbara J. Topa of Albion; 2 Sons David (Barbara J) Topa of Jackson; Allen J. (Mary E.) Topa of Albion; 6 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 1 Brother John and 2 Sisters Frances and Stella. Visitation for Family and Friends will be Thursday November 18, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church, 1020 Irwin Avenue, Albion, MI 49224, with the Rosary being recited at 3:00 p.m. at the Church. The Funeral Mass will be Friday November 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Fr. Gordon Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery-Albion. Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: St. John Catholic Church, Albion Ambulance, or Donors Choice is available at the funeral home.



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Pearl M. Millsap (Formerly of Lansing) Age 70, passed away W ednesday, November 10, 2010 in Chicago, IL. She is survived by 4 daughters: Joyce Sorrells, Beverly Millsap, Yvonne Millsap, Latonya Singleton; 2 sons: Gregory Millsap and Derico Singleton; grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Debbie Black, Mary (Howard) Singleton, Dianne (Henry) Hill; 3 brothers: Nathaniel (Alice) Hinton of Clarmont. FL: Yola Hinton and Eddie Hinton of Lansing; special cousin: Bill Stokes; and host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by: daughter, Cynthia Millsap-Plater; mother and father: Willie Mae Hinton and Jack Lee; brothers: Ted Lee and Charles" BeBe" Lee; special Aunt: Mattie Stokes. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 6 - 7 p.m., at the Leak & Sons Funeral Homes, 7838 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619



Vivian Louise Kintner (Hill)

Vivian Louise Kintner (Hill) passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Brian's House in Bay City after a long and courageous battle with Huntington's Disease. She was born to Leo and Ida Mae Hill in Hazel Park on July 16, 1929.




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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



Whitney Porchee' Eady *

22, of Lansing, Burcham Hills employee, died Oct. 10 as the result of an automobile accident. Services noon Saturday at Mount Zion All Nations Bible Church, DeWitt. Arrangements by Swanson Funeral Home, Flint.



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.



Winifred A. Badcon

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