Monday, August 11, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/11/08

  • Beverly J. Krantz

    Beverly J. Krantz, 77, of Lincoln Park died Aug. 7, 2008. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Open Door Baptist Church in Midland. Burial will follow in Midland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements under the direction of J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.

    • Brendon Lee Webster

      Brendon Lee Webster, age 2 days, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital Neo-Natal Care Unit in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, in Sturgis, a son of Joshua Webster and Tiffany Gose of Sturgis. Surviving are his parents, one sister, Nevaeh Webster; grandparents, Missy Webb, Bobby and Tina Reed, Dean Menetee, and Kyle Draime; great-grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends and relatives from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at…

      • Brian D.L. McNealy

        Brian D.L. McNealy, age 32, of Bronson, Mich., died early Wednesday morning Aug. 6, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1975, in St. Joseph, Mich., a son of David T. & Dianna (Cote) McNealy Simmons. Brian had resided in the Sturgis and Bronson area his whole life. He was an electrician by trade and had been employed by Penguin and Victorian Trailer Company, both in Sturgis, and Four Seasons in Middlebury, Ind. Brian enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.…

        • Clarence A. Nayor

          Clarence A. Naylor, 90, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of LaGrange, Ind, died Aug. 7, 2008 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange until the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Carldean Merrifield officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange . Memorials may be given to LaGrange American Legion Post # 215. 

          • David Burgess

            David Burgess, age 34, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Flower Hospital. Cremation will take place and there will be no public visitation or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

            • Don A. Schulthess

              Don A. Schulthess, 84, of 5055N - 290W, Howe, Ind., died Aug. 6, 2008, at his residence. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange where services are at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Howe, Ind., with military honors performed by the American Legion Post #215.   

              • Duane Kuipers, 72

                Duane Kuipers, 72, of Holland, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in Hospice House of Holland after brief struggle with cancer. Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Central Park Reformed Church, 614 Myrtle Ave.   Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St.

                • Ethel L. Phillips, 87

                  Ethel L. Phillips, 87, of Holland, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Holland Hospital.   Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 W. 32nd St. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery in Allegan.   Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Mulder Chapel.

                  • Fritzi Sennett, 85

                    Fritzi Sennett, age 85, of Holland passed away Friday August 8, 2008.   She was an active member of Hope Church in Holland.   Fritzi was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln Sennett, in 1978.   She is survived by her sister, Lucille Holland of Allegan; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.   A memorial service to celebrate Fritzi’s life will be held 1 o’clock, Wednesday August 13, 2008 at Hope Church, 77 W. 11th St., Holland. The Reverend Gordon Wiersma will officiate. Private…

                    • Jack D. Wetzel

                      Jack D. Wetzel 38, Colon Jack Duane Wetzel, age 38, of Colon, Mich., and formerly of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his home.  Jack was born Feb. 28, 1970, in Sturgis, a son of the late Robert L. and Jane C. (Beers) Wetzel. He grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis High School with the class of 1990.  On July 15, 2005, Jack married Buffi Bauman in Centreville.  He had worked for the former Parker Ambulance Co. of Sturgis for 12 years as a first responder and was presently employed…

                      • James Kramer, 87

                        James J. Kramer, age 87, of Holland, died Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Holland  Hospital. Born in Hubbell, MI, following high school he worked for the mining companies in the upper penninsula until 1951 when he moved with his family to Muskegan where he worked as a machinist. In 1961 he moved to Holland and was employed by Ex-Cello until his retirement in 1986. He was a former member of the Holland Moose Club.  His wife, Ruth, preceded him in death in 1986. He is survived his children, Mary (Allen)…

                        • Jeanette Kooiker, 89

                          Jeanette Kooiker, age 89 of Holland and formerly of Hamilton, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday August 9, 2008 at Oak Crest Nursing center.   She was born on September 3, 1918 in Holland to George and Maggie (Brink) Genzink.  Jeanette married Jay Kooiker in 1945. She was a member of Overisel Reformed Church.    Jeanette is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jay Kooiker, a daughter, Sandy and Gary Meeuwsen of Zeeland, sons Glenn and Jan Kooiker of West Olive, and Grady and Sandy Kooiker…

                          • Joseph E. Hamm, 56

                            Joseph E. Hamm, 56, of Holland, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.   Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 659 State St.   Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at  Dykstra Lifestory Funeral Homes, Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue. Burial will take place at Lakewood Cemetery.

                            • Katie Vest

                              Katie Vest, 19, of Eastpointe died Aug. 5, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                              • Kenneth Korhorn, 41

                                SSG Kenneth Eugene Korhorn, 41, of Elgin, IL formerly of Big Rapids, MI, passed away suddenly at Porter County Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack while traveling from Michigan to Illinois.   He was born on August 23, 1966 in Big Rapids, MI to Kenneth E. Korhorn, Sr, and the late Betty Lou (Wittenbach) Korhorn.  S.Sgt. Korhorn graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1984 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Hope College.  The past eighteen years he has served his country in…

                                • Letha R. Ruple

                                  Letha Ruby Ruple, age 92, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in White Pigeon, a daughter of Earl W. and Edna (Martin) Parrish. In 1934 she married the late Howard B. Ruple in White Pigeon. Mrs. Ruple was a wonderful homemaker who spent her entire life in the St. Joseph County area. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She leaves to cherish her memory: one daughter, Jeannine (Lee) Mohney, Three…

                                  • Mary A. Britton

                                    Mary A. Britton, age 93, of Alpena, formerly of Tecumseh and Lake George, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Alpena. She was born March 3, 1915, in Tecumseh, Mich., the daughter of S. Henry and Nettie (Kaiser) Smith. She married Dr. William “Doc” Britton on June 4, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1998. Mary was a graduate of Tecumseh High School, Class of 1933, and attended Cleary College. She was employed in the animal brokerage business in Ann Arbor and Hayden Fuels in Tecumseh. Following…

                                    • Mary Britton

                                      Services have been set for Mary A. Britton, age 93 of Alpena, formerly of Tecumseh, who died Friday in Alpena. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Hawkins of NewSongCommunity Church officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway. A full obituary will appear in Monday’s edition.

                                      • Onda Vae Sutton

                                        Onda Vae Sutton, 92, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Thursday morning August 7, 2008 at her home. She was born May 31, 1916, in DeKalb County, Ind., a daughter to the late George Bradford & Agnes (Brown) Denison. Mrs. Sutton had resided in Sturgis since 1977 coming from Angola, Ind. On June 15, 1935, she married Raymond M. “Bubb” Sutton in Waterloo, Ind. He died March 7, 1977. She was a homemaker and a talented seamstress. For many years she did mending and repair work to clothing for the…

                                        • Paul Allen Swift

                                          Paul Allen Swift, age 46, of Clayton went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at South Shore Hospital in Trenton. He was born Feb. 27, 1962, in Columbus, Ga., to Grant and Claudette (Allen) Swift. On Dec. 17, 1987, he married Terry Johnson in Toledo and she survives. Paul was a dedicated auto worker for the UAW for 25 years and had been currently employed by the Trenton Engine Plant since 1992. Paul was an avid Sand Creek football fan who never missed a game. He was a devoted husband, loving son and…

                                          • Paul L. Cortese, 45

                                            CHEBOYGAN - Paul L. Cortese, age 45 of Cheboygan passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital.

                                            • Paul L. Fenwick

                                              Paul Lester Fenwick, age 74, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away suddenly at Three Rivers Health. He was born March 4, 1934, in Kalamazoo, Mich., a son of Lester Elmer and Ethelyn Dorothy (Bradford) Fenwick. Mr. Fenwick was a lifelong resident of this area. On June 3, 1956, he married the love of his life, Shirley Lash. They made Three Rivers their home since that time where Paul has enjoyed farming with his brother, Walter, fishing, watching Tiger’s Baseball and especially spending time with his…

                                              • Paul Tieman, 88

                                                Paul Tieman, age 88, of Holland died on Friday, August 08, 2008 at his home.   Paul was a member of the Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and was a veteran serving in the Dutch Navy. He had worked for Koning and JamesWay Tool& Die. He was preceded in death by a son Peter F. Tieman in 1978.   He is survived by his wife Johanna and children, Susan Tieman of Grand Rapids, and Earl and Debra Tieman of Holland; 2 grandchildren; Several family members in the Netherlands.   A private family…

                                                • Richard J. Wilson

                                                  On Saturday, August 9, 2008, after a long and courageous battle against cancer, Richard Joseph Wilson, 61, of Coldwater, passed on to meet his God, his Savior, and his family and friends who have passed on before him. Richard was born June 6, 1947, in St. Ignace, Mich., to George & Florence (Derusha) Wilson. He married Nancy Patterson on December 6, 1986 in Chicago. Richard worked for the railroad for over 40 years, starting at the age of 19. He worked for Penn Central, Conrail and most recently…

                                                  • Robert Kauffman

                                                    Robert Kauffman, age 76 of Adrian, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, under the care of his family and Hospice. Robert was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Adrian to Albert and Jean Kauffman. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College in 1953. In 1956 he obtained his Master of Divinity from Oberlin Seminary. On June 16, 1956, Robert married Kathleen Ruesink in Adrian. Kathleen, his wife of over 52 years, survives. Robert served United Church of Christ parishes in Wisconsin, Ohio,…

                                                  • Robert ‘Bob' Duffiney Sr., 62

                                                    CHEBOYGAN - Robert “Bob” Duffiney Sr., age 62, of Cheboygan and Texas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

                                                    • Russell H. Langham

                                                      Russell H. Langham, age 86, of Tecumseh passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 

                                                      • Sr. Adrienne Higgins, O.P.

                                                        Sr. Adrienne Higgins, O.P., age 89, of Adrian died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                        • Ted Friedgen, 43

                                                          Mr. Ted Friedgen, age 43 of Grand Haven died from accidental injuries Wednesday evening.   Ted was born August 23, 1964 in Belton, Texas to Theodore R. and Charlene (King) Friedgen. He married the former Nancy Boyd on September 10, 1994 in Grand Haven. Ted worked for Ottawa Gage in Holland for 19 years and the last 3 years at Pro-Tool.  He is survived by his wife; Nancy, two children, Nikki and T. J.;  His mother; Charlene Mc Kee, Grand Haven and his in-laws; John and Sylvia Boyd of Holland. 1 brother;…

                                                          • Valerie Ann Talbott

                                                            Valerie Ann Talbott, age 72, of Three Rivers, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.  She was bon in Three Rivers on Dec. 2, 1935, a daughter of Drexel and Catherine (Hanley) Lamb.  Ann was a graduate of Three Rivers High School and went to Europe as a foreign exchange student.  On March 1, 1958, she married William B. Talbott  in Three Rivers.  Ann received her teacher’s degree from Western Michigan University and first taught at Hannah-McClure Elementary in…

                                                            • Victoria ‘Susie’ Hottum

                                                              Victoria “Susie” Hottum, age 59, of Adrian passed away Aug. 9, 2008. She was born Sept. 17, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Adam and Lillian (Bachorowski) Stempien. On Feb. 14, 1994, she married Larry Hottum. He survives. In addition to her husband, Larry, she is survived by her children, Victoria Trent and Douglas Horeczko; her grandchildren, Lili-Anne, Alysia, Paige, Stephanie, Katrina and Rebecca; and two brothers, Richard (Patricia) Stempien and Leonard (Debbie) Stempien. She was preceded…

                                                              • Willodean M. Garms, 81

                                                                CHEBOYGAN - Willodean M. Garms, age 81, lifelong resident of Millersburg, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital.

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