Sunday, August 17, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/17/08


    Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorial tributes suggested to Angela Hospice,


      Beloved husband of the late Eve Rebecca Adelman. Devoted father of Joel (Judith) Adelman and Myra (Michael) Ryan. Grandfather of Laurel Adelman, Jeffrey (Juli) Adelman, Michael (Patricia) Adelman, Elizabeth Adelman, Cynthia (Michael Bielefeld) Okin, Jessica (Lewis) Lamb, Kimberly (Steve) Harris, and Leslie (Ben Colmery) Ryan. Great-grandfather of Erin Milliron, Ethan, Taylor, and Aiden Bielefeld, Samuel and Benjamin Adelman, Ryan, Shane, and Carson Harris, Avery and Gabriella Adelman, and the late Lewis…


        Age 76 of St. Clair Shores. Died August 15, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Gregory (Jan) Ahearn, Steven Ahearn (Chari Demarc), the late Brian, and the late William Ahearn. Grandmother of Gregory Ahearn II, Amberlee Hickman, Jeffrey Ahearn, Stevi Ahearn, and Steven Ahearn. Great-grandmother of Ryan Ahearn. Half-sister of Sandra (Ron) Abernathy. Family will receive visitors Saturday, August 23, 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon memorial service at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair…


          Monday 10 a.m. at the Church until time of Mass 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet.

          • Ann Lynch

            Lynch, Ann M. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Lynch passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at Brian's House, age 56 years. She was born January 4, 1952 in Bay City. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services are being planned for Saturday. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's edition of the paper. Gephart Funeral Home

            • Anthony Klaasen, 96

              Anthony “Tony” Klaasen, 96, of Holland, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St.

              • Arthur A. Collingsworth July 6, 1917-Aug. 16, 2008

                Arthur A. Collingsworth, 91, of Monroe, died at 8:48 a.m. Saturday at Fountain View of Monroe. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate Tuesday at 10 a.m.

                • BAHADURIAN JOHN

                  Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Anna. Dearest father of Susan (Richard) Vogel, John M. (Anzhela) Bahadurian. Devoted grandfather of John Thomas "J.T." Bahadurian, Madison Anahid and R. Mitchell Vogel, the late Bryan Peter Bahadurian. Loving brother of Sylvia (John) Samarian; Dear uncle of Gregory and Karen Samarian and many other relatives and friends. John served his country during WWII in the China Theatre of Operations. He retired from the government in 1980 but continued to work and serve…

                  • BARTUS JULIA M (NEE KROWISZ)

                    • BASTA STANLEY J

                      Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 5 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Luke Catholic Church, 8017 Ohio St. (East of Wyoming at Tireman). Memorials suggested to St. Luke Catholic Church.

                      • BEALL ELIZABETH HOTTEN

                        Age 87 of Rochester Hills, formerly of Troy. August 7, 2008. Loving wife of the late Louis Beall and Andrew Hotton. Dear mother of Randy (Lou), Don (Linda) Hotton, Patricia Buller, Kathy (Leon) Raczkowski, Peggy (George) Klempay, David (Evy), Jim (Peg), Charles (Lucy) Beall and the late Betsy Hotton and Louis Jr. Beall. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Elizabeth was very involved in the Troy School District; in fact she was the first woman school board member in Troy. Later she…

                        • BENDER NORMA P

                          • BOK JEANNE M

                            August 10, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Frank. Dearest mother of Therese (Stephen Olah) Bok-Schmidt, Thomas, Joseph, and Joanna (Charles) Bok-Stratton. Loving grandmother of Valerie, Elizabeth, and Julianna. Private services were held. Family requests memorial donations to Marianhill Missions or Capuchins Retreat House.

                            • BOWERS JULIA (NEE PUSKAS)

                              Of Roseville, MI, August 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George Preston Bowers. Cherished mother of Penny (James) Collis, David, and Timothy (Trang). Greatly loved grandmother to Eric, Vicki, Meagan, and Kyle. Loving great-grandmother to Rachel, Connor, Bailey, and Dmitry. One of nine children, Julia had a life long career as a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker. She was an avid golfer, bowler, and a staunch Detroit Tigers fan. Per Julia's wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made…

                              • BROWN BETTY JANE

                                • BUCK-MORROW CAROLYN

                                  August 13, 2008. Professor Buck taught biology at Macomb County Community College Campus 41 years. Beloved wife of Dennis Morrow. Dearest mother by marriage of Liza Pasini (Ken), Shawn Morrow (Rhonda), Renee Williams (Calvin) and Cristina Morrow. Loving grandmother of Taryn Morrow, Adam Gordon, Korynda Pasini and Cameron Pasini. Her love of animals led her to active involvement in Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society. (GPAAS). SHe leaves behind her beloved pets, Rhett, Josie, Stone, Spike and Jazzy.…

                                  • BUDA MICHAEL K

                                    at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (Near W. Outer Dr.), Dearborn Monday 3-9 p.m. In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until the time of Service at 11 a.m. at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, 24110 Cherry Hill Rd., Dearborn, MI 48124. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or charity of choice.

                                    • BURZYNSKI MSGT THOMAS U S

                                      Air Force, Retired Age 58, of Las Vegas, formerly of Detroit passed away July 21, 2008. He was born May 17, 1950. Memorial Mass: Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Clawson. View full obituary; visit

                                      • BYRD MOTHER RUTH

                                        2-9 P.M. Friday Dryer Funeral Home, Holly.

                                        • Benjamin Phillip Brooks

                                          Benjamin Phillip Brooks, infant son of Stephen Vincent and Beth Carolyn (Lawrence) Brooks, of 208 Cypress Court, Gibsonville, N.C., was born into Heaven at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C., on Aug. 10, 2008. Surviving besides his parents are his sister, Isabelle Grace Brooks; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Rebecca Lawrence of Onsted, Mich.; paternal grandparents, Vincent Brooks and Brenda Brooks of Toledo, Ohio; Uncle Jason and Aunt Jody Lawrence of Adrian, Mich.; and Uncles Sean and…

                                          • Bernard D. ‘Ike’ Isaacson

                                            Bernard D. “Ike”  Isaacson, Sr., 74, of Adrian passed away, Aug. 12, 2008. He was born May 24, 1934, in Adrian, the son of Thomas and Eleanor (Steih) Isaacson. On April 6, 1957, he married Patricia Nagel in Adrian. She survives. Bernard was retired from the Ford Motor Co., Rawsonville Plant.   In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his children, Sheri (Stuart) Harman, Bernard (Kathy) Isaacson, Jr., Thomas (Dawn) Isaacson, Charleen (Mark) Machan-Garland, Wayne (Georgine) Isaacson, George…

                                            • Brenda Joyce Taynor Dec. 13, 1956-July 17, 2008

                                              Brenda Joyce Taynor, age 51, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2008, at the Concord Care Center in Toledo, where her favorite nurse, Amy Hudson, spoiled her, gave her special care and loved her deeply.

                                              • CAMILLO ROSEANN

                                                Age 46. Passed away last year April 3, 2007. Sister of Joanne Connelly and Mary Ann Corouthers of Lake Orion. Memorial Mass to be held Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Polish National Church, 5555 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights (West of Mound). Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                • CARLIN HELEN M

                                                • CHIESA ROBBI LYNN

                                                  age 47, of Fraser. Dear daughter of Ralph (Barbara) and the late Joann Chiesa. Dear sister of Bobbi (Mike) Young, Brenda (Tad) Jaworski, John Sherman and Mike (Joy) Sherman. Beloved aunt of Sara and Stephanie Young, and Nicholas and Sabrina Jaworski. Beloved fiancee of Norman Eelbode. Friend to many. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at 10am at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley Rd., Clinton Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.…

                                                  • CICHON HARRIETT ANNE

                                                    August 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Patrick. Loving mother of Ann (Steven) Kleitch, Patrick (Lori), Cynthia (Jeff) Hayes, Germaine (John) Cox, Theresa (Tim) Russell, Michael (Catherine), Steven (Tina) and Brian (Pauline). Dear sister of Alicia McQueen. Also survived by two nieces, 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road (West of Lilley) Sunday, 6-9 p.m. In state Monday 10 a.m. at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church, South Lilley…

                                                    • Charles Fields, 82

                                                      Charles Max Fields, 82, of Lexington, S.C., passed away Thursday, August 7, 2008. Born in Alexandria, Indiana, he was the son of the late Evert and Ruth Swiller Fields. Max was a long time resident of Holland and Zeeland. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Sally Blake and Jim Riley of Lexington, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Roseanne Fields of Garland, Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Fields; and two sons, Jeffery and…

                                                      • Charles G. McIsaac Aug. 11, 2008

                                                        Charles G. McIsaac, Age 70, Born in Monroe, MI, a native of South Rockwood, MI, a former resident of Rose City and a current resident of Foley, AL, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at a local hospital.

                                                        • Charles Vander Laan

                                                          Mr. Charles F. Vander Laan, age 87, of Nunica passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, at his home.

                                                          • Christopher J. Cicero Aug. 15, 2008

                                                            Christopher J. Cicero, 34, of Monroe died Friday 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. 

                                                              • DIETZ ANNE ELIZABETH

                                                                Born August 7, 1962. Passed away peacefully August 13, 2008. Beloved wife of George Rayes. Dearest daughter of Elaine G. and the late Richard C. Dietz. Loving sister to Diane (Tom) Fennell, David Dietz, Sharon Dietz, and Jim (Lisa) Dietz. Much loved Aunt to Tom Jr. (Joanna) Fennell, Stephen (Shelley) Fennell, Laura (Paul) Stencel, Leanne, Melissa, Brad and Jeff Dietz. Great Aunt to Adam, Clara and Carleigh. Anne was deeply loved by her family and many friends. With an infectious laugh, she could light up a…

                                                                • DION ROBERT J

                                                                  Age 89. August 15, 2008 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dearest father of Barbara (John) Steelman. Loving grandfather of Kerrie (Larry) Rivera and Michael Steelman and great-grandfather of Joshua, Paige, and Jessica. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. In state Monday 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (at Goddard) and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 6442 Pelham in…

                                                                  • Daniel (Dan) Pridemore Dec. 3, 1932-Aug. 15, 2008

                                                                    Daniel (Dan) Pridemore, age 75, of Newport, MI, passed away in his home August 15, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. He had been in declining health.

                                                                    • David H. Burnside

                                                                      David H. Burnside, age 51, of Spring Lake passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at a local hospital.

                                                                      • DeYONKER ETHEL G

                                                                        age 88 died August 13, 2008. Dear wife of the late James M. Loving mother of James Jr. (Lana), Sharon Swick (Ron), Marilyn Rasmussen, Diane Hart (Steve), Cindy Shuta (Bill). Loved by 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and friend John Coates. Private family memorial service. Memorial contribution may be made to Sanilac Medical Care Facility 137 N. Elks St., Sandusky Mi 48471

                                                                        • Delores (Rendel) Fritz

                                                                          Delores (Rendel) Fritz, age 69, of Lake Wales, Fla., died on Aug. 10, 2008, due to respiratory failure. She was predeceased by her father, Curtis Rendel, and mother, Velma (Grubbs) Rendel; sisters, Gladys (Rendel) Cole and Norma (Rendel) Sellers; brothers, Ronald Rendel and Carl Lester Rendel. Survivors include her husband, James Fritz of Lake Wales, Fla.; son, Steve Fritz of Onsted; daughters, Barbara Iott and Lori Hoffman, both of Deerfield; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister, Marian…

                                                                          • Donald E. Flaherty April 7, 1944-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                            Donald E. Flaherty, 64, of Monroe died at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                            • 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…

                                                                              • Dorothy J. VanderStelt

                                                                                Dorothy J. VanderStelt, 94, of Grand Haven died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at the Faith Hospice Trillium Woods Residence in Byron Center.

                                                                                • Dorothy Vensel Jan. 6, 1922-Aug. 14, 2008

                                                                                  Dorothy Vensel, age 86, of Monroe passed away Thursday morning at The Lutheran Home, she had been in declining health.

                                                                                  • Elizabeth Marie Gibson August 9, 2008

                                                                                    Elizabeth Marie Gibson was received into the arms of Her Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2008.

                                                                                    • FAULKNER SEAN P

                                                                                      • FLEECE LOUISE LENORE

                                                                                        age 80, August 14, 2008, of Farmington Hills. Loving mother of Louise L. Fleece, M.D. Dear grandmother of Andrew Michael Wancha and Katerina Rose Wancha. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. Plese sign Louise's online guestbook at

                                                                                        • FURTAW THOMAS P

                                                                                          Monday 4:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 1:00-9:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, Mack at Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the College Education Fund for Mr. Furtaw's children. Share a memory at

                                                                                          • Frances 'Jean' Sheridan

                                                                                            Frances "Jean" Sheridan, age 82, of Spring Lake and formerly of Nunica passed away Friday, July 11, 2008, at a local care facility.

                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                              • Frances Ruffertshofer

                                                                                                Cunningham Funeral Home Auburn Ruffertshofer, Frances R. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Ruffertshofer died Thursday evening August 14, 2008 at Alterra Clare Bridge Cottage in Essexville, age 89 yrs. Frances's family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral is being planned for 11:00 a.m. Monday at Auburn United Methodist Church. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's paper.

                                                                                                • GANLEY MICHAEL G

                                                                                                  Of Goodrich, August 9, 2008, at age 69. Beloved husband of the late Joanne Ganley. Dear father of Danielle (Larry Zalewski) Ganley, Ann (Michael) Williams, Michele (Michael) Combs and Michael (Yuko) Kopinski. Dear grandpa of Autumn, Alicia, Amanda, Austin, Spencer, Nicholas, Heather, Dirk Jr., Judy and Mykel. Also survived by his sister Marilyn (John) Niland. Mike retired from Brandon Schools after 20 years of service. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Mary's of Redford in Detroit. He was also a former meat…

                                                                                                  • GIBBS BADEN G

                                                                                                    Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary and Monday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Risko-Ferguson-Ziomek Funeral Home, 2401 S. Wayne Rd., Westland. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. In state at St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 Wayne Rd., Westland until 10 a.m. Mass.

                                                                                                    • GRAY ROSE A

                                                                                                      Age 91, August 15, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of Don (Lisa), the late Gary, and the late Paul "Tim" (Renee'). Grandmother of Christopher, Andrew, Michelle, Jeff, Jennifer (Erik) Dickison, and Rebecca (Kevin Sticher). Great-grandmother of Whitney, Kaylee, and Brittany. Sister of Rayna Racine. Memorial Mass for the Gray Family will be Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church, 20103 Joann, Detroit, MI 48205. Arrangements by A.H. Peters Funeral Home, (313)…

                                                                                                      • GWIZDALA THERESA MARY (NEE JABLONSKI)

                                                                                                        at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr) Sunday 2-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                        • Gary Yelsik

                                                                                                          Yelsik, Gary Robert Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Friday, August 15, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare at the age of 65 years. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Saginaw News. The funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4690 Tittabawassee Rd. Rev. David T. Birnbaum will officiate. Friends may call at W. L. Case & Co. Funeral Home, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Monday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday at church…

                                                                                                          • Gerald L. Smith

                                                                                                            Gerald L. Smith, age 86, of Onsted died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

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                                                                                                              Raymond P. Thieroff, age 91 years, of Lambertville, Mich., and formerly of Lake Worth, Fla., and Silver Spring, MD, died Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living, Lambertville, Mich.

                                                                                                              • Harley A. Barnette April 20, 1915-Aug. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                Harley A. Barnette, 93 years, of Temperance, MI died Friday, August 15, 2008, at Aspen Grove Assisted Living, Lambertville, MI.

                                                                                                                • Helen Higgins Reid

                                                                                                                  Helen Higgins Reid, age 84, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Adrian, died April 1, 2008, at her home. She is survived by her children and their respective spouses, who all cherished her, Joan (Don) Sievenpiper, Martha (Ray) LeZotte, Laura Reid, Roberta (Brian) Marshall and William (Susan) Reid, as well as her grandchildren, James LeZotte, Karen (Steven) Raffenaud, Jonathan Marshall, Alexander Reid, Ryan Reid and Clayton Reid, and great-grandchild, Addison Raffenaud.  Her only surviving sibling is…

                                                                                                                  • 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. 

                                                                                                                    • June Glover

                                                                                                                      GLOVER, June Spence Brushaber - Age 93, of Grand Blanc, died Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Avalon Hospice. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, August 15, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Flint, 746 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Interment will be held at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held 5-8 PM Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton and 10 AM until the time of service at the church on Friday. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to…

                                                                                                                      • Kenneth S. Pitcher Died Aug. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                        Kenneth S. Pitcher, 98, of Monroe, died Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                        • Kenneth S. Pitcher May 13, 1910-Aug. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                          Kenneth S. Pitcher, 98, of Monroe died at 2:19 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in poor health for 2 weeks. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                          • Larry R. Owens Sr. Dec. 2, 1952-Aug. 12, 2008

                                                                                                                            Larry R. Owens Sr., age 55, of Monroe, MI went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, in Monroe. Larry was born December 2, 1952, in Monroe, MI, the son of James H. and Bobbie Ruth (Manis) Owens Sr..

                                                                                                                            • Lawrence Clemens

                                                                                                                              Clemens, Lawrence H. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Clemens passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Brian's House, age 93 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Gephart Funeral Home

                                                                                                                              • LeRoy C. Kishpaugh

                                                                                                                                A memorial service for LeRoy Charles Kishpaugh will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the First Baptist Church in Weston. Mr. Kishpaugh, 86, a former resident of Fairfield Township, passed away July 30, 2008, in Round Rock, Texas.

                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                  • Louise Priest

                                                                                                                                    PRIEST - Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Louise "Lou" Priest will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 18, at St. John Vianney Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., and one hour prior to Mass on Monday at Church. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's press.

                                                                                                                                    • Lucile DeGroff

                                                                                                                                      The family of Lucile DeGroff would like to invite her friends and relatives to a memorial service. The service will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield at 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Mrs. DeGroff passed away Oct. 18, 2006.

                                                                                                                                      • Lucy Coquigne

                                                                                                                                        COQUIGNE, Lucy Olive - Of Swartz Creek, died Monday, August 11, 2008, two weeks before her 102nd birthday. Funeral services will be held 11AM Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden with Pastor Kay Adair officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linden. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Mundy Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Coquigne was born August 27, 1906 in…

                                                                                                                                        • Margaret Jeanette Gensler June 3, 1917-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                          Margaret Jeanette Gensler, formerly of Monroe, Michigan, went to be with her Lord on August 13, 2008, at Belle Oakes Living Center in Lake City, Michigan. She was 91.

                                                                                                                                          • Margaret Kendrick, 50

                                                                                                                                            Margaret "Peggy" Kendrick, age 50, of Zeeland, died on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.  She was preceded in death by her father, William Householder.  She is survived by and loved by, Ed Przondo of Zeeland; and her children, Jami and Jeff Sumerix of Grand Junction, Jodi Locke of Arkansas, Bill Kendrick of Arkansas, Jill and Rob Street of Arkansas, Mike and Ariel Kendrick of Arkansas, Nichole DeJong of Grand Rapids, Josh DeJong of Hamilton, Charity of Holland; 10…

                                                                                                                                            • Margaret TerMeer-Lloyd

                                                                                                                                              TERMEER-LLOYD - Mrs. Margaret (Marge) Ann TerMeer- Lloyd, aged 70, of Kentwood, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2008 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3152 Clyde Park SW. The family will greet relatives and friends Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave. A complete obituary, and memories and condolences to Marge's family may be shared at:

                                                                                                                                              • Marian Rose, 88

                                                                                                                                                Marian Hazel Rose, age 88, of Holland, died Thursday, August 14, 2008, in a local nursing home. Marian was born, raised, and lived all of her life in the Holland area.  She was a graduate of Holland High School in 1938.  She was a long time member of Trinity Reformed Church and was the owner of the Marionette Coffee shop formerly in downtown Holland.    She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gary Kempkers; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Rose; brother, Rex Koetsier; grandsons, Gary Rose and Shannon Rose.…

                                                                                                                                                • Millard Maynard Burg

                                                                                                                                                  Millard Maynard Burg, 97, of Sturgis, Mich.,  passed away Feb. 1, 2008, at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. He was born April 5, 1910, in Sturgis, Mich.,a son to the late Edward & Elizabeth (Copenhafer) Burg. Millard was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1928. On July 4, 1936, he married Evelyn Peckham in Howe, Ind. She died January 18, 1995. Millard was a talented sign painter by trade and owned and operated Burg Advertising Service…

                                                                                                                                                  • Nancy O. Jones Aug. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                    Nancy O. Jones, 67, of Monroe died Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran Home of Monroe. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                      • Phillip J. Wernert Aug. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                        Phillip J. Wernert, age 68, formerly of Ottawa Lake, MI and most recently of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008, at his daughter's Sylvania residence, surrounded by his loving family.

                                                                                                                                                        • Phillip J. Wernert Aug. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                          Phillip J. Wernert, age 68, formerly of Ottawa Lake, MI and most recently of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008, at his daughter's Sylvania residence, surrounded by his loving 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…

                                                                                                                                                            • Rita Krieger Oct. 8, 1929-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                              On August 13, 2008, beloved wife, mother and grandmother Rita Krieger, 78, of Toledo went to join her heavenly Father.

                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Teall, 66

                                                                                                                                                                Robert Reid Teall, 66, of Hickory, NC and formerly of Holland, MI, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2008 at Carolina Rehab of Burke County. Born November 25, 1941 in Holland, MI, he was the son of the late Frances S. Hoover and Alan F. Teall. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church and was an avid outdoorsman.  He was a graduate of the US Naval Academy where he played varsity football and was captain of the tennis team.   A veteran of the US Marines, he served one tour of duty in Vietnam. …

                                                                                                                                                                • Ruth Harmsen, 77

                                                                                                                                                                  Ruth Harmsen, age 77 of Burnips went to be with her Lord Friday, August 15, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband LaVern, daughter Sandy, son Phillip, granddaughter JeniLyn and twin sister Alma.  She was life-long member of Burnips Wesleyan Church and retired after 23 years of service at the office at Hudsonville Creamery. She is survived by her children, Wayne and Linda Harmsen of Bentheim, Melanie and Bob Post of Bentheim and Scott and Jean Harmsen of Bristol, RI. 12 Grandchildren, 14 great…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Sister Beres, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                    Sister Mary Elizabeth Beres, formerly known as Sister Marie Jonathan Beres, died on Aug. 12, 2008, at her residence at 3230 Oakbrook Lane, Clarkston, Ga. She was 66 years of age and in the 47th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.  Sister Mary Elizabeth was born in Birmingham, Ala., to John and Ethel (Belenyesi) Beres. Sister graduated from St. Mary High School in Jackson, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College…

                                                                                                                                                                    • Snoda Hurley

                                                                                                                                                                      Snoda Hurley, age 85, of Adrian went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Ashcamp, Ky., to Morn and Mary (Potter) Adkins. She married Theodore Hurley on Dec. 24, 1936, in Kentucky and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1983. Snoda was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ in Bellville. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. She was also a sports fan, cheering for the Tigers, Red…

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                        • Todie Phillips

                                                                                                                                                                          PHILLIPS, TODIE JOE "TOD"- Age 49, of Manitou Beach, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Franklin Township, Lenawee County, MI. Born on July 21, 1959 in Addison, to Gary Allen and Louise Marie (LaBoe) Phillips. Tod lived in Arizona for eight years and then he lived in the Manitou Beach area the rest of his life. He was a skilled roofer for many years. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter of big game and he loved Geo Cashing. Surviving are two sons, Todie…

                                                                                                                                                                          • Victor J. Floyd Jan. 18, 1947-Aug. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                            Victor J. Floyd, age 61 years, of Temperance and formerly of Erie, MI, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Virginia Cross

                                                                                                                                                                              CROSS, Virginia -- Age 86, of Linden, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at her residence. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, August 20 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden, Mr. Gary Coates officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be 10 AM - 2 PM and 4-8 PM Tuesday, and 10 AM until the time of funeral on Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or Genesys Hospice. Tributes and condolences may be shared at the…

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                • Willard R. Shaw Aug. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                  Willard R. (Tuffy) Shaw, 55, of Monroe died Saturday afternoon at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • William C. Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                    William C. Carter, age 84, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be in a better place on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village Nursing Home. He was born July 22, 1924, in Neptune, N.J., a son of the late John and May Bell (Squire) Carter. William resided in New Jersey and was employed as a sheet metal worker until moving to Southern California in 1962 where he owned and operated a custom drapery shop with his second wife, Marie.  They moved to Carmichaels, Pa., in 1992, and after Marie’s death in 2002…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Willis Essink, 89

                                                                                                                                                                                      Willis M. Essink, 89, of Bentheim, died Thursday, August 14, 2008, at his home.  Willis was born April 8, 1919 in Overisel Township to George and Jennie Essink.  During World War II, Willis served four years in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.  Willis was a farmer prior to retiring in 1980 and then volunteered for International Aid.  He was also a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church where he previously served as an elder and deacon.  Willis was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon…

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