Sunday, January 30, 2011

Michigan Obituaries 01/30/2011


Allen W. 'Allie' Luckhardt

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:56 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).



Anita Howard, 57

Saturday, January 29, 2011 9:59 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Baker, Robert

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



Barbara A. Wilson

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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.



Bonnie Johnson, 69

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:00 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Brian T. Dymond *

36, of Lansing, educational instructor, died Thursday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



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



Catharine "Cathy" Gardner

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Chad Lee Cardwell

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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.



Death Notice: Carlton H. Doty, 64, of Fenwick

Carlton H. Doty, 64, of Fenwick passed away Jan. 14, 2011. 



Death Notice: Sheldon Muenchow, 83, of Lyons

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



Death notice: Myrtle Marie Chartrand, 80

Myrtle Marie Chartrand, 80, passed away Jan. 25, 2010. 



Death notice: Violet E. Balog, 93, of Lowell

Violet E. Balog, 93, of Lowell passed away Jan. 25, 2011. 



Donald C. Creger

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:52 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Donald K. "Karl" Matthews

Donald K. "Karl" Matthews Battle Creek Donald K. "Karl" Matthews, 44, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at home. He was born November 30, 1966 in Leesburg, VA, the son of Bertus E. and Betty E. (Preston) Matthews, Jr. Karl attended school in Beaufort, SC, and finished his education in CA. He served his country in the, , spending most of his service time in Alaska, which he loved. Upon his discharge, he worked for a local telephone company in Florida and for his father, as a telephone installation technician. Karl moved to Battle Creek and worked at the Veterans Hospital, but retired in 2009 due to medical reasons, and continued to volunteer there. Karl is survived by his mother, of Battle Creek and his father of Leesburg, FL, brothers and sister; Bertus E. (Karen) Matthews III of Bloomingdale GA; Timothy (Janet) Matthews of Valrico FL; and Angela (David) Hayre of Keystone Heights FL, and his dog, Beau-Muffin. Karl was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Preston and Mr. and Mrs. Bertus E. Matthews Sr. Karl was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a member of the church choir; he enjoyed playing Euchre at the American Legion and with his singles club and belonged to a bowling team. At the request of the family, visitation is planned from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. A funeral service is planned for 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 80 E. Michigan, with Rev. Dr. David Laisum and Rev. Dr. Ross T. Lucas will be officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Bushnell National Cemetery, FL. In lieu of flowers friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the church. Personal remembrances may be made at



Donald W. Ross, 62

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:01 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Dorothy L. Lyon *

99, of Charlotte, died Friday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



Earl W. Hagedorn

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Edward Fix Jan. 28, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:02 PM 

Edward Fix, 87, of Monroe died Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.



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

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



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at



Fredrick I. Kaplan *

90, of East Lansing, retired Michigan State University professor, died Jan. 25. Graveside services noon Tuesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



G. Louis Boron *

95, of Laingsburg, retired farmer, died Friday. Services 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. 



Gale Ann Cascaddan *

64, of Ashley, died Wednesday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel. 



Geoff Wooster

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Harry A. Chaffee *

59, of Lansing, Metro Bowl janitor, died Friday. 



Hermino A. Armovit, M.D., 'Lolo'

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:49 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.



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.



Janice Rewa *

Janice Rewa Marshall Janice Rewa, 59, died Thursday, January 27, 2011. Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-3pm. Services will take place at 11am on Monday at the funeral home. 



Jeff Kenyon

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Johanna Sophie "Joanne" Kristin *

81, of Bannister, retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cyril Catholic Church, Bannister. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel. 



Jones, Constance Rosemary

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



Joseph C. Helminiak Jan. 22, 1935-Jan. 26, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:34 PM 

Joseph C. Helminiak, age 76, of Erie, MI, passed from this life on January 26, 2011, at home from complications of a stroke suffered on June 30, 2005, with his family by his side.



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 L. Artis

Kenneth L. Artis Battle Creek Kenneth L. Artis, 77, passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. He was born August 2, 1933 in Marcellus, MI the son of Addison Quincy and Hazel (Ivens) Artis. Kenneth graduated from Marcellus High School in 1951 and honorably served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years as an aerial photographer. On May 14, 1959 he married Sally L. Seeney and she preceded him in death on April 6, 2010. Ken was employed by the Kellogg Co. for 42 years and was a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club. Before his illness, Ken was an avid bicyclist, loved to take walks to the lake with his beloved beagle, Bella. He enjoyed baseball games at C.O. Brown Stadium and was nicknamed, "Down in Front." Ken loved feeding the birds in his numerous bird feeders at his home and taking his grandchildren for rides on his John Deere Tractor. Surviving are his two sons, Jeffry (Sherrie) Artis, Terral (Cindy) Artis both of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Kyle (Erin) Schachterle, Mitchell Artis, Turner Artis, Dylan Artis, Kris (Jerica) Terrini and Tiffany Terrini; sisters, Catherine Bradley of Battle Creek, Dorothy Travick of Cut Off, LA, Barbara Bradley of Paw Paw; brother, Gerald Artis of Houston, TX and many loved nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd and sister, Leona. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Burial of cremated remains will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145



Kenneth Ray Doss *

56, of Lansing, died Wednesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Kristina L. Thomas *

Kristina L. Thomas Battle Creek Kristina L. Thomas, 60, of Battle Creek died Monday January 24, 2011. Arrangements are by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



Luise Wilhelmine Barker

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Lydia Higgason, 96, of Ionia and Eagle Harbor

Lydia Higgason passed away on her 96th birthday on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Eagle Harbor. With her passing went one of the most unselfish people known.



Marilyn K. Kuenzer

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Marion I. Fain

• Marion I. Fain, 97, of Ludington, died Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Oakview Medical Care Facility. Arrangements by Alexander-Rye Funeral Home....



Marion Irene (Allen) Fain

Marion Irene (Allen) Fain, a proud 97, of Ludington, passed away Tuesday at Oakview Medical Care Facility. Marion was born November 23, 1913 in Croswell to Harry Ross Allen and Carrie Bürk Allen. At a...



Marjorie E. Eddie *

88, of Lansing, died Thursday. Services noon Monday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



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 Ann Dulinski

• Martha Ann Dulinski, 84, of Manistee, died Jan. 24, 2011. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....



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 L. Aldrich *

Michael L. Aldrich Battle Creek Michael L. Aldrich, 55, died Friday January 28, 2011. Arrangements are pending at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. 



Michael P. Moakley

Michael P. Moakley Michael P. Moakley of Marshall, MI and South Pasadena, FL, born July 7, 1936 Detroit MI, died January 20, 2011. Mike passed away in his sleep, after a long fight with lung disease. He was the son of Paul and Katherine. Mike leaves behind the love of his life Alice (nee McCormick) after 54 years together. He also leaves behind his four sons and their families: Michael Jr, (Bonnie, Kelly, Michael III), Daniel (Denise, Conor, Kevin, Sean), Patrick (Carrie, Caroline, Patrick, Margaret) and Robert (Kathleen, Dillon, Wyatt). Mike is also survived by his brother Louis (Joyce), and sister Anne (Al) Plachta. He will be missed by both the McCormick and Plachta families, to whom he will always be "Uncle Mike." Our Dad touched the lives of many throughout his career at General Electric Medical and Philips NA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A celebration of life will be held July 9, 2011 in Marshall MI. Beach Memorial Chapel (727)360-5577.



Michelle R. Weatherly *

Michelle R. Weatherly Michelle R. Weatherly, 46, died January 26, 2011. Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. Services will take place at 11a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 



Naomi Grace Bugbee

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:51 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: Carole Jane (Welch) Ferguson, 73, of Ionia

Carole Jane (Welch) Ferguson, 73, of Ionia, devoted wife, mother and grandmother went home to her Lord and Savior, Jan. 28, 2011.



Obituary: Christopher Jon Nichoson, 37, of Crystal

Christopher Jon Nichoson, 37, of Crystal, passed away Friday, Jan, 21, 2011 at Sparrow Hospital. 



Obituary: David D. Smith, 82, of Lake Odessa

David D. Smith, 82, of Lake Odessa, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Thornapple Manor in Hastings. He was born April 11, 1928, in Hubbardston, the son of Harold and Belva (Lockwood) Smith.



Obituary: Fredric William "Bill" Cowley, 83, of Lake Odessa

Fredric William "Bill" Cowley, 83, of Lake Odessa, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 in Troy.



Obituary: Gayle Edwin Leslie, 86, of Ionia

Gayle Edwin Leslie, 86, of Ionia passed away Jan. 28, 2011. He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Grand Rapids, the son of Paul and Helen (Dumper) Leslie. 



Obituary: Joan Marie (Mick) Bowen, of Saranac

Joan Marie (Mick) Bowen, of Saranac, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 surrounded by her family. Joan was born Dec. 23, 1951 to Alton C. and Phyllis (Yeiter) Mick of Clarksville, who preceded her in death. 



Obituary: Kathryn Ann Miles of Portland

Kathryn Ann Miles of Portland passed away on Jan. 9, 2011. Kathy was born Nov. 13, 1942 in Carson City, the daughter of Elmo and Bernice Patton.



Obituary: Kyle Dane Starkweather (Bear)

Kyle Dane Starkweather (Bear), May 6, 1964 – Jan. 20, 2011



Obituary: Leanna Marie (Merritt) Schwab, 38, of Hastings

Leanna Marie (Merritt) Schwab, 38, of Hastings passed away on Jan. 19, 2011 after a courageous year long battle with cancer.



Obituary: Linda Lee Doesburg, 60, of St. Johns, formerly of Lyons

Linda Lee Doesburg, 60, of St. Johns, formerly of Lyons, passed away Jan. 14, 2011 in Lansing.



Obituary: Margaret Voorheis, 85, of Belding

Margaret Voorheis, 85, of Belding, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2011 at Spectrum Health's Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.



Obituary: Michael Dean Makley, 29, of Saranac

Michael Dean Makley, 29, of Saranac went to be with his Lord and Savior Jan. 27, 2011 in Byron Center. He was born Jan. 19, 1982 in Hastings, the son of Dan Makley and Kristine Ward. 



Obituary: Mildred Louise Hartman, 74, of Ionia

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



Obituary: Mrs. Nellie (Aukema) Huizinga Vriese, 76, of Ionia

Mrs. Nellie (Aukema) Huizinga Vriese, 76, of Ionia, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.



Ona Mae Anderson

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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



Orin Dale Potter

• Orin Dale Potter, 93, of Shelby died Wednesday, Jan. 26. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



Owen H. Bowman

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:54 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Paul Robert Williamson

Paul Robert Williamson Paul Robert Williamson, 71, died peacefully at home in Ann Arbor on January 24, 2011. He was born in Battle Creek on December 2, 1939, to Aubrey and Georgia Williamson. Dr. Williamson graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and attended Albion College. He completed his bachelor's degree in mathematics at the, and earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Hawaii. As a child and teen, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Battle Creek, where he was active in the choir and the youth group. Dr. Williamson was founder and president of Global Vision, Inc., a non-profit organization focusing on forecasting of international conflict. Additionally, he was an employee of Washtenaw Community College and an adjunct professor at the Wayne State University. Dr. Williamson is survived by two daughters, Shannon (David) Amerson of Annapolis, MD, and Genevieve (Christopher) Potter of Burlington, VT; four grandchildren, Jonas and Margaret Georgia Amerson, and Siobhan and Julian Potter; two sisters, Frances (Dale) Folsom of Spring Hill, FL, and Barbara Anselmo of St. Petersburg, FL; uncle, Junior Thornton of Battle Creek, several cousins; and his constant and loved companion, Blackberry, the lop-eared rabbit. Dr. Williamson was known for his detailed knowledge of history and world events, and was an avid reader and writer on related topics. He enjoyed listening to classical music and visiting the Rocky Mountains, his favorite spot in the world. Cremation has taken place, and Dr. Williamson's ashes will be spread in the Rocky Mountain National Park at a later date. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Peter P. Griswold

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Phyllis Eileen Lockhart

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Phyllis J. Brown

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Pilat, Frank A.

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



Rachel "Ann" Schoenhals

Rachel "Ann" Schoenhals Battle Creek Rachel "Ann" Schoenhals, 91, died peacefully at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility on Friday, January 28, 2011. She was born April 12, 1919 in Coldwater, MI to Herbert and Mildred (Waffle) Sloman. Ann grew up in Coldwater, graduated from Coldwater High School and attended W.M.U. two years. She retired from the Berrien County Friend of the Court, where she worked as an investigator, for over ten years. Ann married John D. Schoenhals on August 31, 1940. On December 21, 1994, she was preceded in death by her husband. Ann is survived by her daughter, Betsy (Tom) Black of Battle Creek; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. Ann was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Niles for over 53 years. She was a loving mother, who treasured her many friendships. At the request of the family, friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Tim Smoothers 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



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



Ramey Joseph Dewey

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Richard B. McNee

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Richard E. Brantner

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Richard N. Russell Sr. *

Richard N. Russell Sr. Albion Richard N. Russell Sr., 72, died Friday, January 28, 2011. Service will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 208 W. Erie Street, Albion. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.



Robert J. "Bob" Feasel

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Robert Vanderwall *

Robert Vanderwall Battle Creek Robert Vanderwall, 81, died on Saturday, January 29, 2011. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Royal Funeral Home. 



Robert W. Barnett

• Robert W. Barnett, 56, of Ludington died Tuesday, Jan. 25 at home. Arrangements by Alexander-Rye Funeral Home. ...



Robert Wayne Barnett

Robert Wayne Barnett, 56, of Ludington passed away Tuesday January 25, 2011 at his home. He was born on March 16, 1954 in Ludington and graduated Scottville High School in 1973. He was employed by Mas... 



Roger A. Snow, 76

Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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 Jane Cooper *

78, of Holt, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Field & Leik Funeral Home, Dimondale. 



Sliva, James M.

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



Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).



Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (McCONNELL), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (McCONNELL) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Verhelst, James "Jim"

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Phyllis Eileen Lockhart Lansing Age 87, died January 28, 2011; born March 18, 1923 in Lansing, MI. Mrs. Lockhart retired as a License Clerk for the State of Michigan. She loved to travel and play bingo and will be missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1968; daughter, Lora; sisters, Virginia and Audrey; brother Jerald; and nephew, Ted. Surviving are her son, Harvey (Ann) Lockhart; and brothers, Ken Ohmer and Edward (Ellen) Ohmer. Chapel services will be held Wednesday, February 2, 12:00 p.m. at Deepdale Memorial Gardens, 4110 Lansing Road, Lansing, MI. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel, Lansing, MI. On line condolences may be sent 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



Wilford "Bill" Devereaux *

85, of Pentwater, died Jan. 16. Services have been held. Arrangements by King Funeral Home, Hart. 



William Steven Fox *

87, of Vermontville, former Citizens Elevator Co. operator and president, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at St. Cyril Catholic Church, Nashville. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.



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 G. Cekander *

Wilma G. Cekander Athens Wilma G. Cekander, 99, died Fri. March 28, 2011. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 at Lockwood Community Church in Coldwater, MI. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Gillespie Funeral Home Coldwater, MI


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