Friday, December 31, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 12/31/2010


Amy Slenk, 81

Friday, December 31, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Anderson, Michael Anthony

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



Antoinette Marie Allen *

Antoinette Marie Allen Battle Creek Antoinette Marie Allen, 45, Departed this life on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Complete Arrangements will be announced by: Whitley Memorial Funeral Home, 330 North Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Battle Creek Arrangement Office, 235 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017



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 Clouse *

44, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services have been held. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



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.



Billie Ann Roosa *

78, of Perry, formerly of Maple Rapids, retired community mental health care provider, died Dec. 24. Services will be held in the spring. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan.



Burton A. Brown *

94, of Lansing, former building contractor, died Thursday. Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 



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



Catherine Nina Howd *

72, of St. Louis, laundry attendant, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis Chapel. 



Cecelia A. McCarty

Friday, December 31, 2010 6:45 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



Coletta T. McEwen

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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David Miller *

65, of Lansing, formerly of Battle Creek, iron worker, died Saturday. Services noon Monday at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church, Battle Creek. Arrangements by Royal Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



DeVon E. Wyman

Friday, December 31, 2010 3:29 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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. 



Devon F. Bearer Jr.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:56 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Dianna Delcamp *

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



Dorothea K. Williams *

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



Dr. Ruth Ann Mowrer

Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:00 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.



Ernest Fredrick Carrier Jr.

Ernest Fredrick Carrier Jr., 59, McMinnville, Tennessee resident and Muskegon native, was born July 28, 1951 and died Dec.28. He was the son of Ernest Carrier Sr. of Scottville and the late Barbara Go...



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



Gerald Borgman, 86

Friday, December 31, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Helen Ilene Bator *

83, of Ionia, office clerk, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel. 



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.



James Robert Vreeland

Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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James Shereda

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Jeffrey L. Brown, 44

Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:10 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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John B. Campbell *

69, of Lansing, auto industry worker, died Nov. 18. Memorial services 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



John Joseph Wisneski

John Joseph Wisneski, 91, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements by Herbert Funeral Home.... 



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.



K. C. Allen *

92, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Katherine Iversen *

65, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



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.



Kenneth A. Sanborn *

88, of DeWitt, retired Michigan State University maintenance employee, died Tuesday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



Kenneth Schimke

Kenneth William Schimke, 85, of Onekama, died Tuesday afternoon Dec. 28. Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Bear Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements.... 



Kiani J. Rodgers *

23, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. 



Lawrence "Larry" Huver Jr. *

Lawrence "Larry" Huver Jr. Indianapolis, IN Lawrence "Larry" Huver Jr., 71, passed away December 26, 2010. Calling will be Thursday December 30, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:00 at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Broad Ripple, 1305 East Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220



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) ...



Linda D. Curtis

Friday, December 31, 2010 6:30 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.



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



Michael S. Thompson *

46, of St. Johns, Gold Key Auto Sales (St. Johns) owner, died Thursday. Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



Miriam Gephart, 90

Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:11 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Norman Paul Sommerfeldt

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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: John G. Steigerwald

Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:56 AM - 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: 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 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 (Cy) Misner, 70 of Ionia

Robert (Cy) Misner aged 70 of Ionia passed away Dec. 29, 2010 in Ionia. 



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



Otto Egon Masick

Otto Egon Masick Traverse City Otto Egon Masick, 98 of Traverse City passed away peacefully Wednesday December 29th, 2010 at Boardman Lake Glens. Otto was born in Krasnodar, Russia on August 29th, 1912 to the late Charles and Helen (Schroeder) Masick. After Otto's first eight years of life he amazingly escaped communist Russia along side his parents to Riga Latvia. Another eight years later, he immigrated to New York City. In the early forties Otto met his "greatest Christmas gift" Ernestine Estelle Hawley and the two married on February 10th, 1945. During their lives together Otto honorably served in the U.S., in WWII. After the war he earned his B.S. in Engineering at New York University. His career began at Post Cereal in Battle Creek. He and Ernestine lived there happily and retired to Traverse City in 1992. Otto was actively involved within his community and faith by serving as Deacon and an elder at the Westlake Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek and later joined Traverse City's Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Arts Society in both communities and was a member of the Professional Engineering Society. Otto brought beauty and warmth into the world through his gardening, painting and sharing of stories with family and friends. Surviving Otto are his wife, Ernestine; daughter, Carolyn (Dale) Wright; son, Phillip (Diane) Masick; grandchildren, Michelle (Tim) Laramore, Megan Wright, Andie (Matt) Beaver, Jessica Masick; and great-grandson, Colin Laramore. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home with a visitation held one hour prior. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the or Munson Hospice. Burial will take place at 1pm at Oak Hill Cemetery on Monday January 3, 2010 in Battle Creek. Please sign Otto's online guestbook at



Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit



Raymond O. Alvey Sr.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:11 PM 

PARK FALLS, Wis. -- Raymond O. Alvey Sr., 80, longtime Mercer, Wis., resident and businessman, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls.



Rhoda E. Knickerbocker *

59, of Vermontville, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



Richard Miller

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Robert E. "Rob" Manes *

86, of Holt, formerly of Battle Creek, died Thursday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel. 



Robert H. "Bob" Jones *

Robert H. "Bob" Jones Battle Creek Robert H. "Bob" Jones, 76, died December 29, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. 



Robert L. Lawrence *

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



Robert L. Yelvington *

83, of Williamston, Michigan Farmer insurance agent, died Monday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home, Lansing.



Rose Mary McCracken

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



Ruth Maness *

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



Ruthie Witcher *

Ruthie Witcher Battle Creek Ruthie Witcher, 86, passed away December 27, 2010. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service



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.



Scott David Merren *

44, of Charlotte, carpenter, died Thursday of natural causes. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



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.



Stanley M. Cuthbert

Friday, December 31, 2010 6:15 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Susanne Bendall

Susanne Kay Bendall, 56, of Manistee, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29. The Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee is in charge of arrangements.... 



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 Mae Heyboer, 86

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Megan Schoenmaker Okemos Megan went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on December 27, 2010 at the age of 22 years old. She died happy doing what she loved, spending time and snowmobiling with the love of her life Phil Anderson. Megan was born February 19, 1988, to Martin and Patti Schoenmaker in Providence Rhode Island. Megan recently graduated from Rasmussen College School of Nursing in Ocala, Florida. She was looking forward to a career in women's health, for which she had a real passion. Her "daddy" an OB/Gyn physician was very proud of this. Megan had a love of horseback riding, especially with her BFF Madison Foote. She was an animal lover. She donated her horse, Prince, to a therapeutic riding facility. Her loyal rescue dog, Dirck, is going to miss her daily loving. She will be deeply missed by her dad and mentor, Martin and her mom and best friend, Patti. Her life, long friend and brother, Kyle, will miss the love and advise only an older sister can provide. She will be missed by the love of her life, Phil - they were to be engaged this summer. She is also survived by her grandparents, Jerry and Lany Schoenmaker and Dave and Evelyn Fiet, and many close cousins, aunts and uncles that will miss the great times spent together. Megan has friends all over the United States who will miss her but remember her fondly. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Riverview Church, 3585 Willoughby Rd, Holt, Michigan, at 5:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the church from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Because of Megan's many passions we request you make contributions in her name as you feel led to Sparrow Hospital Foundation, Women's Services, PO Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909 or Camp Casey (an equine therapeutic riding camp for ill children), 333 W. 7th Street, Ste 230, Royal Oak, MI 48067, or to Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made to



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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