Thursday, January 6, 2011

Michigan Obituaries 01/06/2011


Alice Enid Abrahamson

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Aloysius James "AJ" Huss *

19, of North Star, Marine Corps private first class, student, died Monday as the result of an accident. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel. 



Anderson, Michael Anthony

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



Baker, Robert

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



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.



Benjamin P. Harrington

Benjamin P. Harrington passed away Jan. 1 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born March 22, 1938 in Ludington. Ben was a retired marine engineer and owner of CBH Services, Inc. in Ora...



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



Carmen Stout

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:14 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Charles Edward Boyland *

72, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Grand Rapids, died Tuesday. Memorial services noon March 18 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. Arrangements by A Wise Choice Cremation & Funeral Services, Mesa, Ariz.



Charles Theodore "Ted" Bouterse

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Charlotte M. Lintz, 84

Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:10 AM 

Charlotte M. Lintz, 84, formerly of Petoskey, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Homewood of Freedom Point in The Villages, Fla.



Cira Bernal Manas *

95, of Lansing, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday at St.Mary Cathedral. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.



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 E. Gordon *

54, of Charlotte,, production worker, died Wednesday. Services will be held at a later date at Dunsmore Cemetery, Central Lake. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



David Edward Smoker

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:15 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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David Merrill Tuttle *

David Merrill Tuttle Athens Visitation this evening Thursday January 6, 2011 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Spencer Family Funeral Home in Athens. Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday January 7, 2011 at the Leroy Congregational Cemetery, H Drive South, Leroy Towship. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens.



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. 



Deborah Robinson

Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:06 AM

WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Deborah Robinson, of Bessemer, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2010, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, following a lengthy illness with cancer. She was 54. 



Donald Eugene Jolliff *

80, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Lansing, died Monday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Home, Salem, Ore. 



Edna Dellinger

Thursday, January 6, 2011 5:05 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Edward P. O'Brien

Edward P. O'Brien, 49, of Manistee, died Jan. 2. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....



Eleanor Charland Bishop

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Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Elmer "Newt" Ketchum Jr.

Elmer Jr. "Newt" Ketchum Homer Passed away at Allegiance Hospice Home January 4, 2011 age 87 years. He was born to Elmer Sr. and Beulah Ketchum who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Rosalie and his second wife Audrey. Surviving are one daughter Susan (Richard) Ludwig of Jackson, one son John Ketchum of Arizona, three step-sons; Bob (Diane) Pritchard, David Pritchard and Carl (Serena) Pritchard, one step-daughter Brenda ( Paul) Hall, Three grandchildren; Troy and Kaitlyn Ludwig and Taylor Ketchum and his mother Patty, eleven step-grandchildren and nineteen step-great-grandchildren. He was a Navy pilot during WWII, graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, was a longtime employee for Combustion Engineering in Detroit, Mi. and retired from Consumers Power Co., was a member of the 1064 Flying Club, owning two aircrafts, a Cessna 150 and a Cessna 170. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and skiing. Mr. Ketchum is at the Watson Funeral Chapel where services will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. the Reverend Andrew J. Dunne O.S.F.S. officiating, entombment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Contributions may be made the Jackson County Medical Care Facility 524 Lansing Ave Jackson, Mi 49201 or Allegiance Hospice Home 2150 Kingsbrooke Dr. Jackson, Mi 49202. The family would like to give their heartfelt thank you to the staff at Jackson County Medical Care Facility and Allegiance Hospice Home. Visitation Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 pm. J. L. WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL 2590 SPRING ARBOR ROAD LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1930



Erma Louise Lloyd

Erma Louise Lloyd, 90, of Scottville, and formerly of Novi, Birmingham and Royal Oak, passed away on Dec. 28, 2010 in Scottville after a short illness. She was born July 19, 1920 in Waynesfield, Ohio ... 



Ernest F. Carrier Sr.

Ernest F. Carrier Sr., 79, of Scottville, died Wednesday, Jan. 5. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 



Ethel Jane Borgh

Ethel Jane Borgh, 82, of Ludington and Florida, died today, Jan. 6. Alexander-Rye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 



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



Floy Joy Monroe *

93, of St.Johns, formerly of Millington, died Saturday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



Frances Hayden *

59, of Lansing, died Saturday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Francis N. Poirier *

95, of Okemos, Atlas Drop Forge foreman, died Wednesday. Services 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Frieda Wabeke, 90

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:52 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gary Lawrence Griffiths *

58, of Indianapolis, formerly of East Lansing, attorney, died Dec. 30. Private services will be held. 



Georgia L. "Plunk" Bates *

Georgia L. "Plunk" Bates Albion Georgia L. "Plunk" Bates, 101, died Monday, January 3, 2011. Service will be 12p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Bethel Baptist Church, 523 Washington Street, Albion. Arrangement by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan, 49224.



Geraldine (Hoff) Doyle *

86, of Lansing, died Dec. 26. Visitation 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tiffany Funeral Home.



Helen Elsie Basch

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Helen Elsie Basch *

Helen Elsie Basch Coldwater Helen Elsie Basch, 96, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, surrounded by her family. No service will be held at this time. Family and friends will gather again in the spring to celebrate her life in the place she loved most, Northern Michigan. Please visit



Helen Louise Chaffee *

85, of Lansing, died Saturday. Graveside services noon Friday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing 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.



Hoyt Higgs, 73

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:49 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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 W. Bayles

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:30 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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James F. "Jim" Harns

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Jerry F. Bonofiglio *

75, of Grand Ledge,, veteran, retired sales distributor, and former Sam's & Jerry's Bar and Restaurant owner, died Wednesday. Visitation 4 p.m. to 7p.m. Friday at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



Joan (Berg) Fett-Mallison

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Joan R. Everhart

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John Robert Barringer

John Robert Barringer Battle Creek, MI John Robert Barringer (J.R.) passed away suddenly January 4, 2011. He was born September 2, 1953 in Plainwell, MI to the late Robert and Doris Barringer. He is survived by his sister Jeri Noens, three children Stephanie Barringer, John Mark Barringer, Marilyn Barringer, three grandchildren all from Elkhart, Indiana, and a very loving friend Eileen Main. John was in the military service and was a veteran in the, as a marksmanship instructor during the Vietnam era. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing karaoke with his friends. He loved riding his motorcycle. He was inseparable from his ever-faithful dog named Johann Sebastian Barringer. Funeral services pending from Whitleys Memorial Funeral Home in Kalamazoo, MI.



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.



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 Allen Loper *

70, of North Liberty, Ind., formerly of Potterville, retired quality control engineer, died Monday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday at North Liberty United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, Walkerton, Ind.



Lawrence Van ElzeLingen

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Lois Dawn Campbell *

Lois Dawn Campbell Battle Creek Lois Dawn "Dawny" Campbell, 82, died on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Visitation will be held at Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Services will be held Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service.



Lucille Marie Myers *

89, of Charlotte, died Monday. Graveside services 11 a.m. today at Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



MargaretS. Miller

Thursday, January 6, 2011 5:06 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Marjorie N. (Monroe) Lamb

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Martens, Lorraine

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



Mary Feldpausch *

83, of St. Johns, type operator, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. today at Osgood Funeral Homes, St.Johns. 



Mary McNair, 90

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:06 AM

Mary McNair, 90, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 29, 2010, at Independence Village, Petoskey. 



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 R. Mominee *

58, of Mason, retired, employee, died Monday. Services 3:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary Assembly of God, Lansing. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home, Lansing.



Michelle (Coleman) Partridge

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Obituary: Brandon J. Lamb, 17

Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: Charles W. Greer

Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Obituary: Dale Eugene Hawkins, 67, of Ionia

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



Obituary: Evelyn Larson Fuller, 102, of Grand Rapids

Evelyn Larson Fuller, 102, of Grand Rapids formerly of Belding entered the grace of our Lord, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at Porter Hills Retirement Community in Grand Rapids.



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: Helen A. Sallek, 98, of Ionia

Helen A. Sallek, 98, of Ionia, passed away Dec. 30, 2010. She was born the daughter of Michael and Katherine (Stepien) Sallek. 



Obituary: Jan Olson, 55, of Palatine, Ill.

Memorial service for Jan Olson, 55, of Palatine, Ill., will be held at 11 a.m.. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1190 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, with burial services at a later date in Saranac. A memorial visitation will take place at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5.



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: Judy Mae Maxwell, 65, of Portland

Judy Mae Maxwell, 65, of Portland, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. She was born on April 16, 1945 in Grand Rapids the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Rasco) Goller.



Obituary: Kathy Swift, 56, from Lowell

Kathy Swift, 56, from Lowell, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 26, 2010.



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 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: Mildred Louise Hartman, 74, of Ionia

Mildred Louise Hartman, 74, of Ionia, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. 



Obituary: Monica M. Gardner, 59, of Stanton

Monica M. Gardner, 59, of Stanton passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. 



Obituary: Mrs. Martha L. Dunn, 92, of Ionia

Mrs. Martha L. Dunn, 92, of Ionia, passed away on Dec. 28, 2010 in Flint. She was born Sept. 27, 1918 in Benona Township, Oceana County, the daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Saynor) Forbear. 



Obituary: Robert (Cy) Misner, 70 of Ionia

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



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



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



Richard F. Boulais

Richard F. Boulais, 53, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 20 in Ludington. Richard was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1957 to the late Paul A. Boulais Sr. and Dolores R. (Gilbert) Bo... 



Robert C. Wrasse

A memorial celebration for Pastor Robert C. Wrasse, who died Dec. 3, 2010 will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at Prayer and Praise Assembly of God, 509 N. Staffon St., Ludington, with Pastor Henr...



Robert Herlein

Robert Herlein, 85, of Ludington died today, Jan. 5. Oak Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.... 



Rolland Keith Munger

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Rolland Keith Munger *

88, of St. Johns, retired Federal Mogul inspector, died Monday. Services 2:30 p.m. today at Osgood Funeral Homes, St.Johns. 



Rose Mary Hayes

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Samuel C. Miloszewski

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Sandra L. Kilmer, 48

Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:13 AM 

Sandra L. Kilmer, 48, of Alanson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. 



Schwartz, Gabriel

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



Sliva, James M.

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



Timothy Allen Johnson *

32, of Newport, Ky., formerly of Eaton Rapids, welder, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.



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 Arlene (McClure) Croak

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WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Verna Arlene (McClure) Croak, 85, a resident of Wakefield, died in Wakefield, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's disease.



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Michelle (Coleman) Partridge Lake Station Formerly of Haslett We are sad to announce the sudden death of Michelle, age 37, on January 1, 2011. Left heartbroken are her husband Rick and young children, Tristen (4) and Rikell (3) and stepson Gavin. She will also be greatly missed by her grandparents, Richard and Margaret Coleman; parents Tim and Paula Booms; step parents, Joe and Cindy Ward; brother TJ Booms (Cherie); sisters Jessica Coleman and Kristina Booms. Also, many, many, more wonderful extended family members and friends. We will always remember her for her kindness, her ability to make anyone laugh, her love for dance, and how much she loved and adored her husband and children. Memorial Service to be held at the First Baptist Church in St. Louis, MI., at 2p.m., Saturday the 8th of January. In lieu of flowers a fund for the children's education has been set up in care of Kristina Booms at the MSU Credit Union. Arrangements for cremation were handled by the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. On-line guestbook at



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



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William Glen "Glen" Cheney *

87, of Ithaca, farmer, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Ithaca United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel. 



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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Zachary L. Bagwell

Zachary L. Bagwell Oakland Park, Florida Zachary Lee Bagwell, my son, my heart, died, Saturday, January 1, 2011 in Oakland Park, Florida. He was born August 7, 1976 to Doug and Joanne (Wolney) Bagwell in Battle Creek. In fact, Zac was born on his parents' 11th wedding anniversary and was the fifth of six children. He graduated from Harper Creek High School and then had a few odd jobs until getting into the plumbing trade. Zac moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida which he grew to love and call home and where, like always, he made many friends. His infectious laugh, smile and personality made him a joy to be around. Zac is survived by his mother, Joanne Bagwell of Battle Creek; sisters, Becky (Todd) Rust of Battle Creek and Angela Bagwell of Grand Rapids; brothers, Brian (Brenda) Bagwell of Ceresco, Douglas (Lori) Bagwell of Battle Creek and Charles Bagwell of Battle Creek; niece and nephews, Bailey, Bryce, Jackson and Leo Bagwell will also sorely miss him. They will always remember how much they loved it when Zac played with them and teased them. He also leaves behind a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins who he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his father on April 2, 2010. They can now be together againhappily in Heaven where they will pray for us and we for them. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at Shaw Funeral Home where a memorial service will take place at 6:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robert F. Creagan, V.F., St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiating . Memorial donations may go to The Gryphon Place, 1104 South Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.

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