Saturday, December 4, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 12/04/2010


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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Anna Marie Johnson

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Ariana Mae Lusis *

infant daughter of Kristofer and Kelly Lusis, of Grand Ledge, died Tuesday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



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 Fedon Dec. 2, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:55 AM 

Barbara Ann Fedon, age 72, died December 2, 2010. 



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.



Burnice L. Vroman *

91, of Middleville, formerly of Woodland, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Woodland. Arrangements by Koops Funeral Chapel, Lake Odessa. 



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



Carl M. Mennare Sr. *

63, of Mason, died Tuesday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Carolee "Dee" VandeVrede *

71, of St. Johns, died Thursday. Services noon Tuesday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



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.



Charles Chuck' Osborn, KB8HU

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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.



Dale Alvin Cools *

84, of Holt, formerly of Trenton, died Friday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



David M. Paxson *

92, of Burt Lake, formerly of Lansing, retired state economic development representative, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, Indian River. Arrangements by Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.



Davien J. Rice-Overstreet Nov. 30, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:55 AM 

Davien J. Rice-Overstreet the son of Ronald C. Overstreet and Recile E. Rice was stillborn on Tuesday November 30, 2010, at The Toledo Hospital. 



Death Notice: Barbara Barnick, 17, of Saranac

Barbara Barnick, 17, of Saranac passed away Nov. 21, 2010. 



Donald E. Knaggs May 22, 1930-Dec. 3, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:55 AM 

Donald “Don” E. Knaggs, age 80 a lifelong Ottawa Lake, MI resident, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010 in his home.



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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Engagement: Denker, Brodbeck to exchange vows Dec. 4

Rick and HelenDenker of Woodland announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Anne Denker, to Kyle Lee Brodbeck.



Ethel M. Shanks

Saturday, December 4, 2010 6:58 AM 

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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



Frances P. Rogers

Friday, December 3, 2010 10:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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George R. Brown *

58, of Lansing, died Thursday. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Geraldine F. Hoenicke *

90, of Portland, died Thursday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. 



Gladys Elta Bartholomew

Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:12 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gladys Green, 78

Friday, December 3, 2010 10:39 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gordon L. 'Gordy' Giroux

Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:20 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Helen C. Alpers

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Helen R. Woodman *

61, of East Lansing, insurance underwriter, died Wednesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



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.



Ina P. Kaufman

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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 A. Seger *

79, of Eaton Rapids, retired farmer, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Eaton Rapids Wesleyan Church. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.



James Walker MacLennan *

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



Jones, Constance Rosemary

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



Josephine Boerman, 94

Friday, December 3, 2010 10:29 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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June M. Sauers

June M. Sauers, of Linden, formerly of Flushing, age 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at Crestmont Healthcare Center in Fenton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Rossell Funer... 



Kathryn Day-Murray

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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. 



Lena J. Pakney

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



Lynn Ver Hage, 73

Friday, December 3, 2010 10:43 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mae Kempkers, 97

Friday, December 3, 2010 10:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Maj. Nathan Dutmer

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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. today 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



Maureen Therese Iott

Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:15 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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



Michael J. Wood *

61, formerly of Lansing, died Nov. 4. Memorial services 2 p.m. today at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Mildred L. Wilbur *

Mildred L. Wilbur Bellevue Mildred Lucille Wilbur, 98, of Bellevue, died December 2, 2010 Arrangements are pending at Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue. 



Norman E. McMillon *

Norman E. McMillon Battle Creek Norman E. McMillon, age 83, died Thursday, December 2, 2010. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Crematory services, Marshall. A service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.



Obituary: Barbara Hanaford Sykes, 77, of Ionia

Barbara Hanaford Sykes, 77, of Ionia, died on Nov. 23, 2010. She was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Canton, China, the daughter of Glenn Earnest and Lucille Barnard Hanaford.



Obituary: Barbara I. Stebbins, 79, of Ionia

Barbara I. Stebbins, 79, of Ionia passed away Nov. 27, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary: Barbara June Barnick, 17, of Saranac

Barbara June Barnick, 17, of Saranac died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 due to injuries sustained in a car accident. 



Obituary: Betty J. Miller, 86, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Belding

Betty J. Miller (nee Mason), 86, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Belding, passed away peacefully under the tender loving care of her family and Hospice on Dec. 2, 2010. She was born on July 27, 1924 in Ionia to Carl O. and Viola (Loveland) Mason.



Obituary: Bruce Eugene Hall, 17, of Portland

Bruce Eugene Hall, 17, of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Bruce was born on March 6, 1993, the son of Joshua Hall and Christina (Cooper) Cottrell.



Obituary: Christine Lee Abshire, 59, of Jackson

Christine Lee Abshire, 59, of Jackson passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 24.



Obituary: Dorothy E. Neller of Portland

Dorothy E. Neller of Portland was born on March 17, 1912 in a log cabin on Cutler Road to George and Carrie Josephine (Fuller) Snow. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Portland High School, salutatorian of her class in 1930.



Obituary: Eleanor R. Wedderburn, 72, of Ionia

Eleanor R. Wedderburn, 72, of Ionia, passed away Nov. 19, 2010 . She was born May 20, 1938 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Burnie and Elizabeth (Maas) Bylsma.



Obituary: Geraldine Fern Hoenicke, 90, of Portland

Geraldine Fern Hoenicke, 90, of Portland, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. She was born on April 29, 1920 in Portland the daughter of Louis and Emma (Whitmore) Hoenicke.



Obituary: Glenna Tuttle Markell (Shattuck), 68, of Byron Center

Glenna Tuttle Markell (Shattuck), 68, of Byron Center, stepped through the door of eternity and into the perfect, healing hands of Jesus on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. 



Obituary: James A. Kuehn, 82, of Ionia

James A. Kuehn, 82, of Ionia passed away Nov. 23, 2010 in Ionia. He was born March 31, 1928 in Pontiac, Mich., the son of August and Margaret (Billings) Kuehn. He graduated from Ionia High School in 1946 and served in the Army Medical Corp. in Germany from 1947-1951 He was a member of Shiloh Community Church.



Obituary: John Carthal Wakefield of Ionia

John Carthal Wakefield of Ionia died at home of natural causes on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. 



Obituary: Marilyn (Youngs) McMahon, 79, of Ionia

Marilyn (Youngs) McMahon, 79, of Ionia, passed away on Nov. 22, 2010. Marilyn was born on April 12, 1931 the daughter of Wilton and Melissa (Thorpe) Youngs. 



Obituary: Marjorie "Marge" Rogusky, 80, of Ionia

Marjorie "Marge" Rogusky, 80, of Ionia passed away Nov. 26, 2010 in Carson City.



Obituary: Martha Schwarz, 79, of Portland

Martha Schwarz, 79, of Portland passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. 



Obituary: Marvin S. Gensterblum, 86, of Portland

Marvin S. Gensterblum, 86, of Portland, passed away on Nov. 23, 2010. He was born on April 10, 1924 the son of Peter and Helen (Fernholz) Gensterblum. 



Obituary: Mavis Ialene Townsend, 78, of Ionia

Mavis Ialene Townsend, 78, of Ionia passed away Nov. 19, 2010. 



Obituary: Melvin "Jack" Lindner, 89, of Lake Odessa

Melvin "Jack" Lindner, 89, of Lake Odessa, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Carveth Village in Middleville.



Oree Boschma *

88, of Haslett, retired farmer, died Friday. Arrangements by Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth. 



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.



Rachel Lynn (Taylor) Jessup

Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:19 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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



Ray Simpson

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



Rev. Joseph F. Eger Jr. *

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



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.



Ronnie L. Norris *

Ronnie L. Norris Battle Creek Ronnie Lee Norris, 52, died Thursday December 2, 2010. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday December 4, 2010 at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel. Arrangements are by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



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.



Sister Bentz, O.P.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:14 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Sliva, James M.

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



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.



Verna D. "Vicki" Pittman *

77, of Mason, Wyeth Labs laboratory technician, died Tuesday. Services noon today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Vicki Lynn Boyle

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:24 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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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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Marjorie E. Yanz Lansing Age 95, passed away December 1, 2010. She was born on October 19, 1915 in Jennings, MI the daughter of Ora and Edith Webster. Marjorie was a retired junior high and high school teacher and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, needlecrafts and Scrabble and she loved the holidays and family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her husband James Yanz and ten siblings. She is survived by her children, Linda (Peary) Pearson, James (Elaine) Yanz, Jerry (Marcia) Yanz, Mary (Milburn) Amundsen; 12 grandchildren, Michael and Amy Yanz, Laura Kien, Matthew, Brad and Todd Pearson, Benjamin, Peter and Meera Yanz, Ted Amundsen, Kirsten Spetzler and John Henry; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Nan Rice. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lansing with Pastor Richard Moe officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or St. Paul Lutheran Church.



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Wesley Weldon Tobias Hastings Wesley Weldon Tobias, 58 died December 3, 2010. Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8p.m. at Girrbach Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 11:30a.m. at Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings,



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



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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