Friday, January 7, 2011

Michigan Obituaries 01/07/2011


Albert Robert Kocsis Oct. 8, 1926-Jan. 5, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011 11:17 AM 

Albert Kocsis was born in Avella, Pa. on Oct. 8, 1926. 



Alice Enid Abrahamson

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Alma D. Smith *

101, of Saranac, formerly of Carson City, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Lux & Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City. 



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).



Andrew L. Bird *

67, of Haslett, retired Meridian Township physical plant superintendent, died Thursday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



Angie I. Norris *

86, of Laingsburg, Ingham Regional Medical Center housekeeper, died Thursday. Visitation 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Laingsburg. 



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 G. Steiner *

79, of Charlotte, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



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



Carol "Kay" Laurence

Friday, January 7, 2011 1:41 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.



Darlene S. Ferguson *

60, of Leslie, formerly of Mason, retired state Department of Treasury employee, died Wednesday. Memorial services 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.



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.



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

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



Death Notice: Sheldon Muenchow, 83, of Lyons

Sheldon Muenchow, 83, of Lyons passed away Jan. 6, 2011 in Lyons.



Donna Jean Sloan, 69

Friday, January 7, 2011 12:30 AM 

Donna Jean Sloan, age 69, of Gaylord, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. 



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 *

86, of Lansing, retired state accountant, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. David's Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



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.



Elsie E. Brown

Friday, January 7, 2011 1:39 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Elsie E. Brown, 76

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:31 AM 

Elsie E. Brown, 76, of Wolverine, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at House of the Dove in Marshfield, Wis. 



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



Francis N. Poirier *

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



Glen L. 'Shep' Sheppard, 74

Friday, January 7, 2011 12:25 AM 

Glen L. "Shep" Sheppard, 74, of Charlevoix, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital.



Helen Louise Chaffee *

85, of Lansing, died Saturday. Graveside services noon today 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.



Howard L. Vanderlip *

73, of Lansing, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



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.



J. Lee Nylander *

65, of Houghton Lake, formerly of Lansing, retired warehouse shipping worker, died Wednesday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing.



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 "Jim" Harns *

65, of Lansing, retired Eaton Rapids Medical Center human resources director, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. today at Riverview Church, Holt. Arrangements by Chapel In the Pines Funeral Home. 



Jean (Misner) Boyd *

Jean (Misner) Boyd Battle Creek Jean (Misner) Boyd, 91, died on Monday, January 3, 2011. Services will be in the chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2011. Arrangements are by the Farley- Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



Jean Leona Seehorsch *

84, of Gaines, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangemnets by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso. 



Joan (Berg) Fett-Mallison

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John P. Arno, 78

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:35 AM 

John P. Arno, 78, of Boyne City, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. 



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.



Kenneth James Hunt, 43

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:31 AM 

Kenneth James Hunt, 43, of Alanson, died Jan. 4, 2011, in Cheboygan. 



Lavoice Heck Lymond Stout June 26, 1926-Jan. 4, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011 11:18 AM

Born in Speedwell, TN on June 26, 1926 to Samuel and Mattie (Turner) Heck, Lavoice passed into her Savior’s arms on January 4, 2011, surrounded by her family. Lavoice had courageously battled cancer for the past year. 



Lori Ann Higgins *

45, of Owosso, custodian, died Wednesday of natural causes. Services 2 p.m. Sunday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel. 



Marguerite Hill

Marguerite Hill Battle Creek Marguerite Hill, 89, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. She was born October 23, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Sam and Amalia (Approbato) Ripoli. Marguerite attended St. Philip High School and worked at Percy Jones Hospital during WWII. After the war, she owned and operated Vets Corner Grocery with her husband, Murphy on Goguac Street for 25 years. Marguerite began selling real estate in June of 1956 and was a well-respected Realtor in the area for 54 years receiving the Realtor Emeritus Award. She has been a member of the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors since 1958 and was one of the first female realtors on the board. Marguerite was one of the handful who paved the way for women in real estate in the Battle Creek area. She was also a charter member of the Rental Property Owners Association. On August 13, 1940 she was married to Murphy A. Hill, who preceded her in death on November 9, 1973. She was also preceded by her parents, three sisters: Mary Ripoli, Elizabeth Cygan and Virginia Ripoli; and three brothers: Louis A. Ripoli, Vincent F. Ripoli and Carl Joseph Ripoli. Surviving is her daughter: Trena Marie Hill and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Philip Catholic Church with Rev. Father Charles H. Fischer officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m.



Marian Alverson Miller

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:35 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Marjorie Jean (Slade) Hulstrom

Friday, January 7, 2011 1:17 AM 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Marjorie Jean (Slade) Hulstrom, 86, formerly of Ironwood, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Arbor Hospice facility following a severe stroke. Her two remaining sons were by her side. 



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.



Martha Jane (Briggs) Dee *

71, of Lansing, state legal secretary, died Jan. 1. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Martina Moreno *

95, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Monday at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



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



Natalie W. Saunders

Friday, January 7, 2011 8:23 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Obituary: Alma Dora Smith, 101, of Saranac

Alma Dora Smith, 101, of Saranac, formerly of Carson City, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at the Laurels of Kent in Lowell.



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: Gerald W. Mann Jr., 69

Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:32 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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



Paul Doorn, 44

Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:17 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Paul K. Zender, 83

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:27 AM 

Paul K. Zender, 83, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2011, with his devoted wife of 46 years, Phyllis (nee Holzhauer) Zender, by his side. 



Pauline "Peggy" Sattler *

93, of Grand Ledge, retired Weight Watchers lecturer, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. today at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. 



Peggy L. Heath Jan. 7, 1936-Jan. 6, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011 11:18 AM 

Peggy L. Heath, age 74, of Milan, Mich. died peacefully at home on Thurs., Jan. 6, 2011 with her loving family by her side. 



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.... 



Rosalie Fuller *

71, of Lansing, housekeeper, died Wednesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Chapel In The Pines Funeral Home. 



Sandra Ann "Sandy" Blowers

Sandra Ann "Sandy" Blowers Battle Creek Sandra Ann "Sandy" Blowers, age 56, died Wednesday evening, January 5, 2011, at Battle Creek Health Systems, following a brief illness. Sandy was born on January 14, 1954 in Battle Creek and was lifetime area resident. She was the daughter of Darold and Shirley (Wallace) Dukeman. Sandy had been a nurse's aide at Dosca Home, which is now Care Community of Battle Creek. She enjoyed computers, making afghans, doodle art and her cats. On July 3, 1982 in Battle Creek, Sandy was united in marriage to Roland K. Blowers and he survives. Also surviving are three step-children, Nanlee Blowers of Girard, MI, Matthew Blowers of Battle Creek and Norman Blowers of FL; a step-grandchild; her brother, Michael D. Dukemen of Battle Creek and her nephew, Ryan M. Dukeman of Battle Creek. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral service to celebrate Sandy's life will be held on Saturday, January 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, with the Rev. James A. Spohn, Senior Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene of Battle Creek, officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Emmett Township. Friends will be received on Saturday from Noon until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Sandy's honor may be made to the , 3940 Broadmoor Avenue, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512. Personal messages for the family may be directed to



Sandra Lynn Kilmer

Friday, January 7, 2011 1:40 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Sandra Lynn Kilmer, 48

Friday, January 7, 2011 12:28 AM 

Sandra Lynn Kilmer, age 48, of Alanson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.



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.



Shirley Janet Wheaton

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:40 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Sliva, James M.

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



Stanley Horsfall *

Stanley Horsfall Scotts Stanley Horsfall, 94. Arrangements pending Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.



Stephen Phillip McKinney Sr. *

Stephen Phillip McKinney, Sr. Battle Creek Stephen Phillip McKinney, Sr., 57, died Wednesday, January 05, 2011. A service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service.



Terry Morse

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:37 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Trula E. Lay Oct. 17, 1917-Jan. 6, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011 11:18 AM 

Trula E. Lay, age 93 of Monroe, died at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. She had been in poor health for a year. 



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.



Violas Elmina Waltz *

92, of Bath, retired education secretary and state employee, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.



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Dorothy J. Morrin Lansing Age 76, died January 5, 2011; born May 27, 1934 in Caretta, West Virginia. Mrs. Morrin worked for a telephone company and retired after 42 years of service. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, volunteered at Sparrow Hospital and loved traveling and going to shows. Preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Morrin and son, Steven Morrin. Surviving are her husband, Edwin Sprague; step-daughter, Becky (Phil) Markiecki; step-sons, Ed (Kay) Sprague and Larry Sprague; grandchildren, Jillian Morrin and Jenna Morrin; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and long-time friends, Doris and Sharon. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 10, 12:00 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48915 in memory of Mrs. Morrin. On line condolences may be sent at:



Vivian P. Rumler

Friday, January 7, 2011 10:38 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Von Duane Smith

Von Duane Smith East Leroy Von Duane Smith, 68, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011. He was born July 2, 1942 in Branch County, Michigan the son of Ray and Anna (Johnson) Smith. Von was a 1960 graduate of Athens High School and served in the, as an M.P. from 1960 to 1964. For over 20 years he worked at Clark Equipment Company and later drove truck for many years until his retirement. Von loved auto racing, riding motorcycles and mechanic work of all types. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all loved spending time with his family and dogs. On July 13, 1963 he was married to Rebecca "Becky" (Kreps) in Glasgow, Montana while serving in the Air Force. Von was preceded in death by his wife on April 3, 1997, his parents and sisters: Myrtle McSherry, Lois Burkhardt and infant twin sisters. Surviving are three children: Rodney (Tammy) Smith of East Leroy, Raeann (Bob) McIntosh of Athens and Rhonda (Jeff) Alexander of Fulton; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Ken (Rita) Smith of Ceresco, Lynn (Joyce) Smith of East Leroy and Lloyd (Margaret) Smith of Sherwood; two sisters: Louise Ives of East Leroy and Lyla Smith of Girard; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin A. Savola of North Athens Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Leroy Congregational Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Oaklawn Hospice or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan.



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.



Zachary L. Bagwell *

Zachary L. Bagwell Oakland Park, Florida Visitation from 4 until 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at Shaw Funeral Home where a service will take place at 6:00 p.m. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. 

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