Thursday, December 30, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 12/30/2010


Alberta Mitchell *

56, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Eliezer Temple Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



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).



Angela Emma McNeil Nov. 16, 1913-Dec. 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Angela Emma McNeil, 97, of Monroe, died early Monday morning in the home of her daughter and son-in-law Debrah and Michael Cerelli of Ida, Mich. 



Arnold John Stucky

Arnold John Stucky Battle Creek, MI Arnold J. Stucky, 71, of Battle Creek passed away in Fenton, MI on December 16, 2010 (lung cancer). Arnie was preceeded in death by two brothers Charles (Mary) and David (Kathy). Surviving are brothers Daniel (Judy) and Samuel (Theresa). Arnie was born March 14, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio to Charles and Catherine (Hirzel) Stucky. He grew up in Hudson, MI. He was high school class president and captain of an undefeated football team that broke the state record in consecutive wins. Arnie earned his bachelors degree 1961 and masters degree in education from MSU in 1964. Arnie began his teaching career in the Battle Creek Public Schools as an Outdoor education Center counselor. He later taught at Ann J. Kellogg where he began a summer camping experience for blind and partially sighted children. A winter camp for blind and partially sighted adults followed and continues to this day. Arnie spent 4 years as the community school director in the Ann Kellogg area and then 21 years as principal of Lincoln Elementary. Arnie met his wife, Lucy Fletcher, at Clear Lake camp's orientation for new teachers in August of 1963. Moonlight canoe rides, campfire music, and woodland adventures won her heart shortly after. Together with persistence, vivid imagination, and hard work they built life long friendships, unforgettable family memories, a beautiful home, and a reputation for charity and good will. Surviving are wife, Lucy of 44 years; children, Kirk (Mary), Eric (Alison), Mark (Romana), Meri Lynn; and six grandchildren, Da'Lin, Silas, Luke, Juli, Dayne, and Fletcher. Arnie was well known for his timely (and not so timely) sense of humor and habit for making and keeping eccentric friends. He made a church of the woods and built a rustic log cabin with his wife and friends. The place served as a gathering for many years and a place in which he could pursue numerous passions including woodworking, hunting, bee keeping, and gardening. Along with seven others he founded the Cedar Creek Eight Conservation Corporation and served as treasurer until he passed. He was a jack of all trades, master of none, but his talents served the mentoring of many young and not so young minds. A family celebration to honor the man will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Hurley Foundation, One Hurley Plaza, Flint, MI 48503. 810-262-9667.



Audra L. Bothamley

Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:49 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Baker, Robert

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



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.



Bernice Ver Duin

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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 Edward Swope, Jr.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:24 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Charles "Bob" Amidon

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Charles V. Ensign *

86, of Mason, World War II Navy veteran, retired Prudential Insurance Co. employee, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today at Eden United Brethren Church, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Clarence J. Glyshaw *

Clarence J. Glyshaw Battle Creek Mr. Clarence J. Glyshaw- Service at 10:30 a.m. today at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Battle Creek. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. 



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 Miller *

David Miller David Miller, age 65, passed away December 25, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church, 620 N. Washington, Battle Creek at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his funeral. Arrangements by the Royal Funeral Home.



Death Notice: Frank W. Miller, 56, of Ionia

Frank W. Miller aged 56 of Ionia passed away December 22, 2010. 



Death Notice: Linda M. Newsom, 67, of Pewamo

Linda M. Newsom, 67, of Pewamo passed away Dec. 24, 2010 in Pewamo. 



Death Notice: Melvin Floyd Holcomb, 72, of Muir

Melvin Floyd Holcomb age 72 of Muir passed away December 16, 2010 in Muir. 



Dolores M. Balowski Sept. 18, 1930-Dec. 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Dolores M. (Whyde) Balowski, 80, passed away Dec. 28, 2010 in her home after a long illness.



Donor in 1st successful transplant 56 years ago dies in Maine

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:37 PM 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ronald Lee Herrick, who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful organ transplant, has died of complications following heart surgery. He was 79.



Doris Irene Powell *

90, of DeWitt, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today at Catholic Community of St. Jude, DeWitt. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. 



Doris Marie Graham *

85, of Lansing, retired Ernst & Young executive secretary, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today at Mayflower Congregational Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Dorothea K. Williams *

75, of Lansing, retired state Department of Social Services executive secretary, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.



Elizabeth Cathleen Ewing Foster

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



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 Rose Scott

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Fred Mc Cormick, 68

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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G. Francis "Fritz" Hamilton

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Genevieve Frances Fox *

94, of Lansing, retired legal secretary, died Sunday. Memorial services 4 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Gerald J. Northrup Feb. 1, 1938-Dec. 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Gerald J. Northrup, age 72, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Sat., Dec. 25, 2010 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital with his wife by his side.



Gerald Ponko Jr.

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Gladys Bray Dec. 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Gladys Bray, 81, of Monroe died this morning at Fountain View. Arrangements by Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.



Harriet Chamberlin Beech *

81, of Lansing, retired state secretary, died Monday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Helen Yvonne Cabello

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:21 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Herman Otto Nankee

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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.



Irene A. Moore *

92, of Lansing, died Friday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Professional Mortuary Services, Detroit.



Irwin C. Dickhart

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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.



Jacqueline Hascall, 81

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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James M. Dayton

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Janell G. Rose Dec. 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Janell G. Rose, age 75, of Carleton, died Dec. 27, 2010. 



Jean Havinga, 98

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:33 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Jeffrey Page *

55, of Lansing, died Monday. Visitation 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



John Michael Hill

Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:21 AM 

John Michael Hill, 61, of Naples, Fla., also known as the "Barefoot Bartender," died Dec. 23, 2010, at his home in the loving care of his family, just two days shy of his 62nd birthday.



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.



Joseph H. Stefanski Dec. 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Joseph H. Stefanski, 90, of Monroe died Tuesday afternoon in his home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home. 



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.



Kenward L. Atkin

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Lillian Morse

Lillian Morse, 93, of Yorkshire Manor of Walker, formerly of Scottville, Big Rapids and Rockford, passed away Dec. 25. Surviving are daughters Sharon (Allan) Parker of Paris, Michigan and Jody (Tony) ... 



Lonnie Thompson Dec. 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Lonnie Thompson, 60, of Maybee died Tuesday morning at his home after a long illness. Arrangements by Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.



Marjorie 'Marge' Borst

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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 Alice Osgood Oct. 31, 1929-Dec. 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM

Mary Alice Osgood, age 81, of Monroe, died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday at Foundation Park Care Center, Toledo. She had been seriously ill for nine months. 



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



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



Megan Schoenmaker

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Michael P. Downer *

59, of Lansing, retired state Department of Human Services personnel director, died Dec. 24. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.



Mildred A. Scritchfield

Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:50 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Myron Joseph Adamski

Myron Joseph Adamski, 80, of East Lake, died Friday evening, Dec. 24. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.... 



OBITUARY: David Karl Fletcher, 54, of Crystal

David Karl Fletcher, 54, of Crystal, passed away at home on Dec. 14, following a long illness. He was being cared for by his loving wife and family along with Mid-Michigan Hospice. 



Obituary: Barbara Collinsworth Johnson (BC), 64, of Dimondale

Barbara Collinsworth Johnson (BC), 64, of Dimondale, passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 after a courageous battle of 14 years with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease).



Obituary: Dale Eugene Hawkins, 67, of Ionia

Dale Eugene Hawkins, 67, of Ionia, passed away Dec. 24, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary: Daniel Kevin Sapp, 58, of Ionia

Daniel Kevin Sapp, 58, of Ionia passed away Dec. 11, 2010 in Lansing. He was born March 22, 1952 in Grand Rapids the son of Dennis and Mary (Kilgore) Sapp.



Obituary: Esther G. (Scott) Wilson, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Lowell

Esther G. (Scott) Wilson, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Lowell, passed away Dec. 13, 2010. She was born March 27, 1922, in Keene Township, the daughter of Ivan and Iva (Goff) Hewitt. 



Obituary: Gary G. Rowley, 58, of Belding

Gary G. Rowley, 58 of Belding died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in Grand Rapids from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.



Obituary: Iris L. Blocher, 86, of Woodland

Iris L. Blocher, 86, of Woodland, passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Pennock Hospital in Hastings. She was born Oct. 29, 1924, in Woodland Township, the daughter of James and Daisy (Hynes) Guy. Iris worked as a secretary with the State of Michigan Transportation Department for many years before her retirement.



Obituary: James E. Mahatzke

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 5:33 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: Jonathan Edwin William Mendenhall of West Hollywood, Calif.

Jonathan Edwin William Mendenhall of West Hollywood, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 in Cadillac while visiting family.



Obituary: Kevin C. O'Brien, 54, of Fenwick

Kevin C. O'Brien, 54, of Fenwick, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids. He was born on Jan. 19, 1956, in Ligonier, Ind., the son of James and Isabell (French) O'Brien. Both parents have preceded him in death.



Obituary: L. Dean (Josh) Joslyn of Ionia

L. Dean (Josh) Joslyn of Ionia was born April 1, 1925 and passed away on Dec. 10, 2010. 



Obituary: Leslie Jay Ford, 91, of Harrison

Leslie Jay Ford aged 91 passed away Dec. 28, 2010. 



Obituary: Margaret (Maggie) A. Harper (Snell), 86, of Ionia

Margaret (Maggie) A. Harper (Snell), 86, of Ionia passed away on Dec. 17, 2010 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids after a brief illness. 



Obituary: Margaret Grace (Balduf) Brodbeck of Lake Odessa

Margaret Grace (Balduf) Brodbeck of Lake Odessa, departed this world peacefully in the presence of her loving children on Dec. 22, 2010, to be with her Honey in heaven and the Lord Jesus Christ.



Obituary: Mary Helen Hart

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 5:37 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Obituary: Mary I. "Lightning" Schafer, 82, of Ionia

Mary I. "Lightning" Schafer, 82, of Ionia passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. She was born on June 26, 1928 in Lansing the daughter of August and Catherine (Pung) Stratz. 



Obituary: Robert J. (Buster) Irish, 88, of Carson City

Robert J. (Buster) Irish, 88, of Carson City passed away on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Carson City Hospital. 



Obituary: Rollo Kilborn, 92, of Belding

Rollo Kilborn, 92, of Belding, passed away at Fountain View Assisted Living Center of Lowell on Dec. 16. 



Obituary: Wesley Paul Meyers Sr., 89, of Sunfield

Wesley Paul Meyers Sr., 89, of Sunfield went to be with his Lord on Dec. 22, 2010 while at MagnumCare of Hastings. His wife, Lucille, was at his side when he quietly passed away. 



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



Orville Rose

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:18 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Patricia F. Jackson

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:26 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Paul P. Spagnuolo *

96, of Lansing, retired Spags Food Market owner/operator and Gordon's Apparel manager, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. today at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Pauline W. Ley *

94, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Resurrection. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



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



Rajagopal Sitaraman

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Raymond J. Martin *

90, of Chesaning, retired funeral director, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Chesaning. Arrangements by Walker-Martin Funeral Home, Chesaning. 



Richard Alan Mosiniak

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:27 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Richard Miller

Richard Miller, 82, of Ludington, died Dec. 23. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at St. Simon Catholic Church with visitation at 10 a.m., prior to Mass. Oak Grove Funer... 



Richard "Dick" K. Snide

Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:06 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Robert Bennett

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bennett, 78, of Beautiful Downtown Scottville, passed away on Dec. 27. He was surrounded by his family at the end of his courageous battle with Parkinson 's disease. He was born to La...



Robert L. Lawrence *

76, of Ovid, retired Michigan Milk Producers Association (Ovid) employee, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.



Rose Mary McCracken

• Rose Mary McCracken, 93, of Manistee, died Dec. 28. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....



Russell Anteau

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Samuel L. “Sam” Shaffer May 13, 1927-Dec. 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:29 AM 

Samuel L. “Sam” Shaffer, age 83 of Temperance, Mich., passed away Mon., Dec. 27, 2010 surrounded by his 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.



Shelby Jean Baribeau

Shelby Jean Baribeau, 72, of Onekama, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 22. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.... 



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 Burke "Steve" Hentchel *

LTJG Stephen "Steve" Burke Hentchel, USN Battle Creek LTJG Stephen "Steve" Burke Hentchel, USN, 27, died on December 24, 2010. The graveside service will be held on Friday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Thomas J. Warczak Sr.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:15 AM 

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Thomas J. Warczak Sr., "Chief," 76, of N10211 East Shore Road, Marenisco, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Wakefield. 



Tina Marti *

50, of Lansing, died Friday. Arrangements by Swanson Funeral Home, Flint.



Tirzah Rebecca Summerfield *

Tirzah Rebecca Summerfield Marshall Tirzah Rebecca Summerfield, 83 died Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. A graveside funeral service will be held 10:30 Monday, January 3, 2011 at Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall.



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.



Viola Heyboer, 86

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Virginia D. Ritter *

90, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Lansing, died Wednesday. Arrangements by National Cremation & Burial Society, North Fort Myers, Fla. 



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Rajagopal Sitaraman Okemos Rajagopal passed away December 22, 2010 at the age of 69. He was born September 1, 1941 in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India. Raj is survived by Kasthuri Sitaraman, beloved father to son, Pravin and daughter-in-law, Shailee and loving grandfather to Shalin and Kalin. He has one surviving sister in India, Vijaya and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews both in India and here at home. Raj received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural College, Coimbatore, India. He attended Agricultural College and Research Institute of Vellayani and received a Master's degree in Entomology. Raj came to the United States in 1968 and graduated with a Master's degree in Pesticides from MSU in 1973. He worked for the Michigan Department of Agriculture for over 20 years and retired in September of 2002. Raj loved tennis, photography, friends and family. He was a devoted father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He went out of his way to help friends and family. His remains will be cremated at a private gathering of family and friends. The family is planning a Memorial Service in his honor in April of 2011. Friends and family will be notified. Contributions may be made to NARSAD, The Brain and Behavior Research Fund at, , in Raj's memory. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made to



Walter M. Ellis Jr. *

86, of Lansing, retired Michigan Bell telecommunication expert, died Sunday. Services 1:30 p.m. today at Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Wesley Ellis Glasscoe *

15, of Lansing, died Dec. 23 as the result of a gunshot wound. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Union Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



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.



Wilma Beckman

On the afternoon of Dec. 27, the Lord brought home Wilma I. Beckman, 85, of Shelby. Her children fondly remember their mother who bandaged them, cared for her family, loved her neighbors and cared for... 

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