Friday, December 3, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 12/03/2010




Alene Margaret Lewis

Friday, December 3, 2010 8:29 AM

Alene Margaret Lewis, of Harbor Springs, passed away on Nov. 29, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. 



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).



Anna Marie Argetsinger

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Aretta C. Fowler

Aretta C. Fowler Homer Aretta C. Fowler age 99, of Homer passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in Temple, Texas. She was born June 11, 1911 to Earl and Mabel (Brown) Cain in Moscon Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan. She married Cecil Fowler Sr. on March 24, 1929 in Gary, Indiana who preceded her in death. Aretta and Cecil had two sons, Cecil Fowler Jr. and Lloyd Fowler; one daughter, Dolores (David) Fowler Waid; she had ten grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; and twenty-eight great great grandchildren. Those deceased of Aretta family are her husband, Cecil Sr.; sons, Cecil Jr, Lloyd; her daughter, Dolores; daughter-in-law, Shirley Fowler; father; mother; three sisters; and three brothers. Visitation for Family and Friends will be Friday, December 3, 2010 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224. Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Homer, Michigan. Assistance with Memorial Contributions to:, is available at the Funeral Home



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 Ellen Palmer, 68

Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:55 AM 

Barbara Ellen Palmer, 68, of East Jordan, died Nov. 9, 2010, at home. 



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.



Bert Wayne Jackson *

89, of Lansing, retired Jackson's Heating and Cooling owner and city of Lansing chief building code inspector, died Monday. Memorial services 11 a.m. today at Tiffany Funeral Home.



Betty J. Miller *

86, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Belding, died Thursday. Services noon Monday at Verdun Family Funeral Home, Belding.



Brenda Henderson-Tishkof Feb. 25, 1952-Dec. 1, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:51 AM 

Brenda Henderson-Tishkof, age 58, life long resident of Gibraltar, died on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Trenton, Michigan. 



Bruce E. Hall *

17, of Portland, died Tuesday as the result of an automobile accident. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



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



Callie Loretta Norman

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:16 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Caroline M. Meier *

Caroline M. Meier Richland Caroline M. Meier, 79, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Visitation 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the St. Ann Catholic Church 12648 East D. Ave., Augusta, MI 49012 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Richland Chapel.



Catherine Hess *

Catherine Hess Hastings Catherine Hess age 93, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 3rd at The Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at The Daniels Funeral Home Nashville, MI. Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI.



Clarence William Loveland Jr.

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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.



Daryl Lee Pardee *

69, of Henderson, died Tuesday. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel. 



Dorothy Caswell *

Dorothy Caswell Battle Creek Dorothy Caswell, 68, died November 30, 2010. Visitation will be Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Services will be 12:30 p.m., Monday, December 6, at the funeral home.



Douglas James MacDonald

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:12 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Edna J. Rogers-Johnson *

69, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Services noon Monday at Trinity AME Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Eldon D. McMahon

Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:36 AM 

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Elissa Colleen Latham

Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:36 AM 

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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.



Elmer E. Manchester

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Emilie E. Wheeler

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Emily J. Hanke *

Emily J. Hanke Palm Harbor, FL Emily J. Hanke, 73, formerly of Battle Creek, MI, died Friday, November 26, 2010. Friends will be received the hour prior to services, which will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



Ernest E. Johnson Dec. 1, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:51 AM 

Ernest E. Johnson, 85, of Temperance, formerly of Monroe, died at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday at home. 



Evelyn G. Ort

Evelyn G. Ort Battle Creek Evelyn Ort, age 80, died at the Laurels of Galesburg on December 1, 2010. She was born August 29, 1930 in Paw Paw, MI, the daughter of Fred and Grace (Gleason) Schallhorn. Evelyn married Hubert "Ray" Ort, on July 1, 1954. They loved to travel together and were active members of the Pennfield Presbyterian Church. Evelyn was an avid reader and loved to watch cooking shows and enjoyed cooking. She worked for over twenty years at Transamerica in Battle Creek. Her family includes her husband, Ray; her children: Shirley (Dick) Tormet, Pam (Dan) Eversole, Frank Ort, and Chris (Rusty) Hopper; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers: Dick (Sally) Schallhorn, Tom (Rosemary) Schallhorn, and Dan (Nancy) Schallhorn; a sister, Joyce Williams; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with Evelyn's family on Monday, December 6, 2010, from 10-11 a.m. at the Pennfield Presbyterian Church, where her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor Doug Nettleton. A private burial will be held on December 7, 2010 at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Pennfield Presbyterian Church. Evelyn and her family are being cared for by the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton. Please visit, to sign Evelyn's online guest book.



Fehlman Ora Meader *

97, of Springport, carpenter, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday at Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



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



George F. Willets Sr. Dec. 1, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:51 AM 

George F. Willets Sr., 97, of Monroe died at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday in Magnum Health and Rehab of Monroe. 



Gerald Roy "Jerry" Burt *

87, of Lansing, died Thursday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Chapel In the Pines Funeral Home. 



Harland C. Reno

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:25 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Helen C. Alpers

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Helen L. Cleaver

Helen L. Cleaver Battle Creek Helen Louise Cleaver, 90, of Battle Creek, died December 1, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System. She was born December 31, 1919, the daughter of Eli and Anna (McMahon) Hoyt in Flint. Helen married O. James "Jim" Cleaver on August 12, 1940 who preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Melges and Mary Kay (Donald) Smith, all of Battle Creek; sons, James I. Cleaver of Battle Creek and Robert B. Cleaver of Delton; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Bettie Jean Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers; and son-in-law, David L. Melges. Helen was a past member of the Women's League of Battle Creek. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Shaw Funeral Home where a service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert Zuhl officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the . The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.



Henrietta Oostra, 85

Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:40 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Hollyer, Lawrence C.

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



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.



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.



Jack Klaasen, 95

Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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James Allen Woodman

James Allen "Big Jim" "Jamie" Woodman Battle Creek James Allen "Big Jim" "Jamie" Woodman, 53, of Battle Creek died Sunday evening, November 28, 2010. He was born in Battle Creek on January 18, 1957, the son of James P. and Ilene C. (Osborn) Woodman. James graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1975 and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. James is survived by his parents, James P. and Ilene Woodman of Battle Creek; his loving fiancée, Colleen Thiltgen of Battle Creek; a brother, Jeffery (Peggy) Woodman of Battle Creek; a sister, Penny (Edward) Springer of Battle Creek; 2 nieces; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Lucille Osborn and Ray and Ila Woodman. James was a member of the Legion Riders of the American Legion Post #298, Battle Creek and the Eagles Aerie #299, Battle Creek. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidsons, grilling, hunting and attending antique car shows. James also enjoyed doing karaoke at various places around Battle Creek and truly loved to spend time with his family and many friends. At the request of the family, they will receive friends 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 6, 2010 at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. David Laisum and Rev. Dr. Ross Lucas of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorials to the, or the, . Personal messages for the family may be placed at



James Elwood Bartholomew *

James Elwood Bartholomew Battle Creek James Elwood Bartholomew, 63, passed away November 30, 2010. Services 3:00 p.m. today, Friday, December 3, 2010 at Spencer Family Funeral Home in Athens. 



James Walker MacLennan *

73, of Bannister, maintenance worker, died Thursday. Services 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel. 



Janet M. Lucas

Friday, December 3, 2010 3:06 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Janise A. Miller Nov. 18, 1981-Nov. 30, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:51 AM 

Janise A. Miller, 29, of Monroe, passed away Nov. 30, 2010 at the Mercy Memorial Hospital emergency room. 



John W. Heil March 30, 1926-Nov. 14, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:51 AM 

John W. Heil passed away Nov. 14, 2010 in Indianapolis, Ind. 



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.



Kathleen Wolters, 58

Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:40 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



Khloe K. Tuttle

Friday, December 3, 2010 3:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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L. David Grable *

79, of Lansing, former Grable & Sons Metal Products (Dimondale) owner, died Thursday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale.



Lawrence M. Lillis, 54

Friday, December 3, 2010 8:31 AM 

A memorial service for Lawrence M. Lillis, 54, of Haslett, Mich., will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the MSU Alumni Chapel in East Lansing.



LeRoy Southworth, Jr. Dec. 29, 1941-Nov. 30, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:55 AM 

LeRoy Southworth, Jr., of Alger, Michigan, was born on December 29, 1941. He was the son of the late LeRoy and Frances (Himes) Southworth. LeRoy attended Airport High School where he met his wife, Madonna Lambrix.



Lena J. Pakney

Lena J. Pakney, 77, of Manistee, died Sunday, Nov. 28. TheJohnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.... 



Leona 'Lee' Ruth Stowe, age 91

Friday, December 3, 2010 8:29 AM 

Leona "Lee" Ruth Stowe, age 91, of Boyne City, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility.



Leonard Hallock *

Leonard Hallock Leonard Hallock, 77, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010 in the chapel at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Royal Funeral Home.



Linda Waters Oct. 20, 1943-Nov. 30, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:51 AM 

Linda Waters, age 67, of Brownstown died on November 30, 2010 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.



Lula B. "Lou" Reynolds

Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:36 AM 

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Marie L. Rose

Friday, December 3, 2010 3:09 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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 Ann Kvalevog *

70, of Elsie, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Elsie United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel.



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



Maurine E. Loop, 101

Friday, December 3, 2010 8:26 AM 

Maurine E. Loop, known to family and friends as "Muggie," died peacefully at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix on Dec. 1, 2010.



Maurine Loop, 101

Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:12 AM

Maurine Loop, 101, of Charlevoix, died Dec. 1, 2010, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix. 



McPhee, Charles J.

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



Melvin Reiter *

85, of East Lansing, retired state architect, died Monday. Memorial gathering 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Dec. 11 at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel.



Mildred Hill *

88, of Cambridge, Ohio, formerly of Charlotte, retired Murphy's Dime Store employee, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, Ohio. 



Nancy Knutowski

Friday, December 3, 2010 4:02 AM 

FRANKLIN, N.C. -- Nancy Anne (Strehlow) Knutowski, 70 of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in Franklin. 



Noah G. Roberts *

Noah G. Roberts Homer Noah G. Roberts, age 73, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.



Norman E. McMillon *

Norman E. McMillon Battle Creek Norman E. McMillon, age 83, died Thursday, December 2, 2010. Arrangements pending at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 723 US27 North, Marshall.



Obituary: Dorothy L. Way, 102

Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: Nida S. Swanson, 56

Thursday, December 2, 2010 12:01 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: William Malinchok, 85

Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:30 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



Patricia Ann O'Neil

Patricia Ann O'Neil, 55, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 29. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



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



Ralph K. Doughty *

66, of Lansing,, parts inspector, died Nov. 19. Visitation 7 p.m. to 9p.m. today at Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Ray Simpson

• Ray Simpson, 80, of Branch, died Nov. 29. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....



Raymond 'Ray' Henry Campbell

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:21 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Rev. H.L. Nelson *

83, of Holt, retired Church of God minister, died Wednesday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale. 



Rev. Joseph F. Eger Jr. *

81, of Ovid, retired First Assembly of God (St. Johns) minister, died Wednesday. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, St. Johns. Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



Richard "Dick" Murley *

83, of Lansing, died Nov.24. Memorial services 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Richard Leslie Payne *

72, of Owosso, assembly worker, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. today at First Church of God, Owosso. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso. 



Robert C. Bennett *

82, of Holt, retired state Department of Public Health employee, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Road Church of Christ, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Robert E. Krueger Dec. 1, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:55 AM 

Krueger, Robert E., Age 77, of Westland, died December 1, 2010. 



Robert S. "Bob" Gavin *

58, of Lansing, retired, employee, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.



Royce L. Shaffer

Friday, December 3, 2010 12:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Royce L. Shaffer *

Royce L. Shaffer Coldwater Royce L. Shaffer, 66, died December 1, 2010. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post #52 in Coldwater. 



Sandra L. Hegler-Marzolf

Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:36 AM

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Sara E. Bennett

Friday, December 3, 2010 6:59 AM 

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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.



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.



Stephen C. Andreadis *

94, of Lansing, former Sal's Coffee Shop owner/operator, died Thursday. Memorial services 7 p.m. Sunday at Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Stuart Max Hughes *

Stuart Max Hughes Green Valley, AZ Stuart Max Hughes, 91, formerly of Kalamazoo, MI, died on November 25, 2010. The service will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), where visitation will be from Noon until service time at the funeral home.



Timothy A. Leonard

Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.).



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 "Jiggs" Geller *

86, of St. Johns, died Tuesday. Graveside services 11 a.m. today at Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns.



Vincent P. Matusiak *

Vincent P. Matusiak Kalamazoo Vincent P. Matusiak, 49, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010. A memorial service held 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Hickory Corners Bible Church, 13720 Kellogg School Road, Hickory Corners. Arrangements by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel.



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Viola Brown Ringenberg East Lansing Viola "Vi" B. Ringenberg, 92, of East Lansing, Michigan, formerly of Charleston, IL, died November 26, 2010. Viola was born on December 2, 1917 in Baltimore, MD, to the late William and Pearl (Wilson) Brown. She was a U.S. Army Nurse during WW II. It was in the Army that she met her husband, Lawrence A. Ringenberg. Vi lived in Charleston, Illinois for most of her adult life and was well known and loved by her many friends and professional colleagues there. She was employed and volunteered in several positions as a Registered Nurse in the Charleston area. For over 60 years, she was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church. She was an avid bridge player and loved knitting and crossword puzzles. Above all, she was a tireless caregiver to her husband and family. Viola is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard R. (Lynn) Ringenberg of Washington DC, John J. (Shelley) Ringenberg of Monroeville, OH, and her daughter and son-in-law, Joanne J. (Terry) Vanderveen of Okemos, MI; nine grandsons; and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Elnor (Ernest) Wright of Baltimore. Viola was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, her son, Lawrence A. Ringenberg, Jr. in 1990, and two sisters. The family will receive friends at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 2-3 p.m.



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 Lee Richards

Friday, December 3, 2010 3:05 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.

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