Thursday, August 14, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/14/08

  • Anthony P. 'Tony' Stacy Aug. 8, 2008

    Anthony Philip Stacy "Tony," age 46, of Manassas, Virginia died on Friday, August 8, 2008, at Prince William Hospital.

    • 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.…

      • Carl Manis Aug. 12, 2008

        Carl Manis, 75, of Newport died at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday in his home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

        • 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. 

          • Clifford Eugene Allen

            Clifford Eugene Allen, 78, of Monroe died Aug. 8 in the home of his daughter. Funeral arragements are pending with Allore Chaple-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

            • Clifford Eugene Allen Feb. 2, 1930- Aug. 8, 2008

              Clifford Eugene Allen, age 78 of Monroe, died August 8, 2008 in the home of his daughter. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday at the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.

              • Clyde Butler Spivey, Sr.

                Clyde Butler Spivey, Sr. 90, of Blissfield, formerly of Tecumseh and Lakeland, Fla., passed away, Aug. 12, 2008. He was born Dec. 10, 1917, in Pike County, Ky., the son of Charles and Alpha (Sargent) Spivey. On Sept. 22, 1939, he married Diane Collins in Pikeville, Ky. Mr. Spivey was a resident of the Tecumseh and Blissfield areas since 1950.  He was a house painter for more than 60 years. He also worked as a coal miner and Sheriff’s Deputy in Kentucky. He was a founding member of the Freewill Baptist…

                • 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.   

                  • Dorothy Bell Thurston

                    Dorothy Bell Thurston, age 73, of Colon, Mich., passed away Monday Aug. 11, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after several months of failing health. Dorothy was born June 20, 1935, in Nottawa Township, a daughter of the late Ray E. and Opal Bell (Frost) Littlejohn. She grew up in the Sherwood area, graduated from Union City High School, and had lived most of her adult life in Colon.  On July 18, 1953, she married Dareld Thurston in Sherwood.  Early in life Dorothy worked for the…

                    • Douglas Dimeff Aug. 12, 2008

                      Douglas Dimeff, 66, of Monroe died at 5:15 this morning in his home.

                      • Douglas Dimeff July 3, 1942-Aug. 12, 2008

                        Douglas Dimeff, age 66, of Monroe, MI passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 5:15 AM in his home with his loving family at his bedside. Doug had been in poor health for several months.

                        • Edith Cora May Vasicek May 29, 1919-Aug. 6, 2008

                          Edith Vasicek, age 89, passed away on August 6, 2008, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Edith was born to Oscar and Eva (Lipencott) Howell in Faulk County, South Dakota.

                          • Eugene Beekel

                            Eugene Beekel, age 69, of Adrian passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Eugene was born in the same home he has lived his entire life on Dec. 24, 1939, the only child of Arthur and Dorothea (Cessna) Beekel. He graduated from Adrian High School with the class of 1957. Eugene then joined the U.S. Army where he served as a Military Police Officer until he was discharged in 1960. While in service, he was at one of the top security bases in the U.S. and was…

                            • Frances L. Buckhold

                              Frances Louise Buckhold, age 92, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away early on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at the Sunshine Adult Foster Care Home. She was born May 8, 1916, in St. Joseph County, a daughter of William A. and Edith (Keller) Tessin. Mrs. Buckhold was a lifelong resident, graduating from Three Rivers High School in the class of 1934 where she played soccer and baseball and ran track. On July 18, 1937, she married the late Howard C. Buckhold who preceded her in death in December 1972. Frances was…

                              • Frank Lipton, 93

                                Frank J. Lipton, age 93, of Fennville, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Golden Acres Christian Retirement Home.  Frank was born in Chicago on April 19, 1915.  He worked as a police officer in Chicago before retiring.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.  Frank was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Douglas, MI.  Surviving are his wife, Bertha I. Hren; a brother, Richard Lipkovitz of Indiana; a sister, Elizabeth Mork, of Holland; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services…

                                • Frederick W. J. Harris May 16, 1936 - Aug. 7, 2008

                                  Frederick W. J. Harris, 72, of Monroe, a loving husband and father passed away peacefully Thursday morning in his home.

                                  • Gene Boerigter, 67

                                    Gene Boerigter, 67, of Hamilton, died Sunday, August 10, 2008 at his home following a short bout with cancer. Gene was born January 31, 1941 in Holland to Gerrit and Margaret Boerigter.  Gene graduated from Zeeland High School and went on to drive for Holland Motor Express for his entire career retiring on July 31, 1998.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sally; children, Brian and Kathy Boerigter of Borculo, Gina and Wade Tanis of Hamilton, Bridget and Mike Miles of Saugatuck, Brandon Boerigter of…

                                    • Gloria Hardy, 86

                                      Gloria Hardy, 86, of Holland, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Arrrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                      • James C. Bohannon Nov. 24, 1932-Aug. 7, 2008

                                        James Curtis Bohannon, age 75, of Newport was received into Jesus' loving arms on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 after his passing at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. He had been under the care of Heartland Hospice and Homecare.

                                        • Jean Wilson, 39

                                          Jean Wilson, age 39, of Holland, formerly of Falconer, NY, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at her home. Jean was born April 7, 1969 in Jamestown, NY, to Joseph and DeEtte (Worster) Dispenza. She was a 1987 graduate of Falconer High School where she was active in sports. Jean was an avid New York Yankee’s fan. She was also an active and passionate supporter of Relay for Life. Jean was a member of the Bonnie and Clyde Bowling League. She was employed with Lakeshore Allergy, P.C. Jean was preceded in…

                                          • John Robbert, 92

                                            John Robbert, 92, of Holland, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, in Holland Hospital.  Arrangements will be announced later by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes. 

                                            • Kees Bierling, 92

                                              Kees Bierling age 92, Holland, crossed over at daybreak Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; his daughter, Dorothy. He was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by children, Henry Bierling of Hamilton, Neal and Marilyn Bierling of Ada, Florence and Richard Kornoelje of Grandville, Catharina Bierling-Elzenaar of Holland, Ed Bierling of California; grandchildren, Kim and Terry Kingery, Kris and Kelly Elders, Matt and Angie…

                                              • Kimberly J. Porter

                                                Kimberly J. Porter, age 47, of Brooklyn, formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home.

                                                • Kimberly ‘Kimmer’ Jane Porter

                                                  Kimberly “Kimmer” Jane Porter, 47, of Brooklyn died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. She was born April 25, 1961, in Lake City, Iowa, the daughter of Sidney and Harriet (Morgan) Adams. Kimberly married Joseph Porter, Oct. 16, 1990. He survives.  Kim was an RN at the U of M for 15 years. She was a Nurse Education Coordinator for Peri-Anesthesia Nursing at U of M, and was a member of M.N.A. and the Clinton United Church of Christ. She loved her…

                                                  • Larry Robert Owens Aug. 12, 2008

                                                    Larry Robert Owens, 55, of Monroe died Tuesday. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                  • Lillie M. Pearson

                                                    Lillie M. Pearson, 53, of 15422 Indian Prairie Road, White Pigeon, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Heartland Health Care, Three Rivers, after a four-month illness. She was born Jan. 18, 1955, in Sturgis, a daughter of Robert W. and Mary A. (Wortsbaugh) Harrison, and was a White Pigeon area resident all of her life. On March 3, 1973, she married Thomas M. Pearson in White Pigeon. She was a homemaker and had been employed by Mottville Speedway and Pioneer in Constantine. Lillie was a member of the…

                                                    • Linda M. Keefer

                                                      Linda M. Keefer, 61, of Morenci, Mich., passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at her home. She was born March 31, 1947, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Cletus E. and Dorothy M. (Kutzley) Davis. She was a graduate of Morenci High School, Class of 1966. She married John Keefer on Dec. 16, 1967, in Munson, Mich., and he survives.  Linda was a member of Betzer Community Church and enjoyed Bible study, bird watching and cake decorating. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Surviving Linda, besides…

                                                      • Margaret Kendrick, 50

                                                        Margaret Kendrick, 50, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. Arrangements are pending by Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                        • Milton Doan, 76

                                                          Milton L. “Mick” Doan, age 76, of Holland, died after a long battle with heart disease Monday, August 11, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. He was born and raised in Adrian, MI. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1952. He married Lois Peavey on August 10, 1957.  He was a draftsman for many years, and retired from Brazeway Aluminum in 1991. In 1996 he moved to Holland to be closer to family.  Mick was also an avid billiards player. Milton was preceded in death by grandchildren, Maggie, Dane, and…

                                                          • Milton L. ‘Mick’ Doan

                                                            Milton L. “Mick” Doan, age 76, of Holland died after a long battle with heart disease Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland. He was born and raised in Adrian. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1952. He married Lois Peavey on Aug. 10, 1957. He was a draftsman for many years, and retired from Brazeway Aluminum in 1991. In 1996 he moved to Holland, Mich., to be closer to family. Mick was also an avid Billiards Player. Milton was preceded in death by grandchildren, Maggie, Dane and Cara…

                                                            • Norma Van Order, 86

                                                              Norma Jean Van Order, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008, at the Resthaven Care Center.  Norma retired from Zeeland Community Hospital as a housekeeper.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1973; a son, Michael Van Order; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Holleman; brother, Bernard Rosendahl.  She is survived by her children, Art Jr. and Betty Van Order of Borculo, Dick and Betty Van Order of Zeeland, Carl and Shirley Van Order of…

                                                              • 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…

                                                                  • 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…

                                                                    • Richard R. ‘Dick' Johnson, 72

                                                                      RIGGSVILLE - A graveside committal service for Richard R. “Dick” Johnson, 72, of Cheboygan, who passed away Friday, May 9, 2008 will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 2008, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Riggsville.

                                                                      • Roseanne Mary Bairley July 22, 1919-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                        Roseanne Mary Bairley, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, August 10, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Monroe, MI on July 22, 1919, Roseanne was the daughter of Ada Mae LaPointe and Frank Heil.

                                                                        • Russell H. Langham

                                                                          Russell H. Langham, age 86, of Tecumseh died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Grand Ledge, Mich., the son of Fred and Elnora (McDaniels) Langham. He married Carol J. Pettibone on Oct. 5, 1941, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2007. Russ served in the Navy Special Intelligence Unit at Pearl Harbor, decoding Japanese messages. He founded and served as the first president, later chairman of the board, of TLC Community Credit Union. He…

                                                                          • Sally Jean Fruchey Aug. 8, 2008

                                                                            Sally Jean Fruchey, 55, of Sutherland, VA, formerly of Luna Pier, entered into rest after a long and tiring illness on Friday, August 8, 2008.

                                                                            • Sargent Robert ‘Sarge’ Amos

                                                                              Sargent Robert “Sarge” Amos, age 63, of Adrian died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Tendercare of Adrian. He was born Feb. 19, 1945, in Adrian. He enjoyed assembling model classic cars. Sarge is survived by his long-time companion of 32 years, Rose Lawson; a son, Sargie Lawson at home; three stepsons, Wayne Lawson, LeRoy Lawson and Greg Lawson, all of Adrian; and two sisters, Ruby Maynard and her husband, Kenneth, of Holland, Mich., and Christine Haskencamp and her husband, Richard, of Chelsea, Mich. He was…

                                                                              • Sharon Pfaff Oct. 5, 1932-Aug. 7, 2008

                                                                                Sharon Pfaff, 75 years, of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Temperance, MI died Thursday, August 7, 2008, in Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers, FL. She was born Sharon Mae Ogle October 5, 1932, in Toledo.

                                                                                • Sherri S. (Wilson) Briddle Jan. 27, 1969- Aug. 11, 2008

                                                                                  Sherri S. (Wilson) Briddle, 39, of Carleton died at 3:37 p.m. Monday in Mercy Memorial Hospital's emergency room. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

                                                                                  • Shirley J. Bowker Pruett, 86

                                                                                    CHEBOYGAN - Shirley J. (McNeil) Bowker Pruett, age 86 of Tower, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital following a short bout of cancer.

                                                                                    • Teresa T. Klawinski

                                                                                      Teresa T. Klawinski, age 95, of Bronson, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater.  She had been in failing health. Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Teresa Klawinski will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson with Rev. Fr. Richard A. Fritz officiating. Prayers before Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson. Friends may call at the Kolcz Funeral Home from  4-7 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be…

                                                                                      • Thomas A. Wagner

                                                                                        Thomas A. Wagner, 62, of Monroe died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                        • Thomas A. Wagner Sept. 19, 1945- Aug. 9, 2008

                                                                                          Thomas A. Wagner, 62, of Monroe died at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m.

                                                                                          • Victor L. Demlow

                                                                                            Victor L. Demlow, 87, of Palmyra passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at his home. He was born on July 30, 1921, in Palmyra Township, Mich., the son of Herman and Bertha (Holtz) Demlow. Victor devoted his life to farming. He is survived by his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Nelda Demlow, and and brothers, Alvin, Wilber and Alton Demlow. Funeral services for Victor will be held at noon Thursday at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield. Burial will follow at St.…

                                                                                            • Virginia June Roenick June 6, 1918- Aug. 8, 2008

                                                                                              Virginia June Roenick, 90 of Summerfield Twp, died Friday at Harborside of Sylvania.

                                                                                              • Walter Wolcott

                                                                                                Walter Wolcott, 71, of Tampa, Fla, went to be with the Lord as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1956, attended Emmaus Bible College in 1957 and graduated from Ferris State University in 1961. He married Barbara Hesselink in 1959. Surviving are his wife; son, David Wolcott of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Kathy (Wolcott) Haynes of Hendersonville, NC; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; a brother, Merton and Jane Wolcott;  sister,…

                                                                                                • William "Billy Bee" Gentry Jr. Oct. 18, 1948-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                                                  William Gentry Jr., age 59, of Temperance, MI died Sunday, August 10, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                  • William 'Billy Bee' Gentry Jr. Oct. 18, 1948-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                                                    William Gentry Jr., age 59, of Temperance, MI died Sunday, August 10, 2008, in his home. The son of Willie and Jesse (Reed) Gentry, he was born October 18, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio and married Linda Shrader in 1970.

                                                                                                    • Zacarra Michele Madison June 11, 2008-Aug. 11, 2008

                                                                                                      Our little Angel Zacarra Michele Madison went to heaven on August 11, 2008. Zacarra was born on June 11, 2008, in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by her parents, Deidre R.

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