Friday, August 29, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/29/08


    Friday 3-9 p.m. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at


      Beloved wife of the late Alexander Avrin. Dear sister of Edith Wasserman, Sheldon (the late Roz) Kavieff, Dr. Robert (Terri) Kavieff, and the late Dr. Melvin Kavieff. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 3 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.

      • Aase Kohsel, 95

        Aase Kohsel, age 95, of Holland, went to rest with her Lord, on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Inn at Freedom Village.  She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Kohsel, Sr. in 2005.  She is survived by her children, Alfred Jr. and Myra Kohsel of Holland; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat- grandchildren; one stepgreat- great-grandchild; other relatives in Denmark.  A funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday,…

        • Adrienne Musser

          Adrienne Musser, age 92, of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Floyd and Belva (Poorman) Rose. Adrienne lived in San Bernadino, Calif., for 45 years and resided in England while her husband, Nevin was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Army.  She moved back to Sturgis in November of 2005. She was a housewife, worked as a nurses’ aide, and did volunteer work for…

          • Allen D. Smith

            Allen D. Smith, 46, of Comstock, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Aug. 24, 2008. He was born March 7, 1962, in Kalamazoo, a son of Charles and Beverly (Johnson) Smith. Allen was a loving father who was always present in their lives and hearts. He was a selfless friend who had a “heart of gold,” and he was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. Allen was a terrific carpenter and craftsman. He learned his trade from his father and uncles and put his skills to work as a…

            • Amanda Rae Jacobs April 20, 1987-Aug. 24, 2008

              Amanda Rae Jacobs, age 21, of Luna Pier died Sunday. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 1-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday. Chaplain Kate O'Brien will officiate.

              • Ann Field

                Services have been set for Ann Field, 94, of Monroe, who died Friday. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Methodist Church.

                • Anne Godby

                  GODBY, Anne - Age 87, of Burton, died Sunday, August 24, 2008. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday, August 29, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. A private burial will be held at Flint Memorial Park. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Godby was born February 28, 1921 in Burnsville, MS, the daughter of Lee and Carrie (Shackelford) DeFoor. She married Ross Godby on February 3, 1951. He preceded her in death…

                  • Arlene J. White

                    Arlene J. White, 87, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at home. She was born Aug. 21, 1921 in Frankfort, N.Y., to Seymour and Jane (Heron) Smith. In 1943 she married George H. White and after moving to Litchfield in 1967, they owned and operated the George White Funeral Homes in Litchfield, Reading, Camden and Quincy. George preceded her in death in 2002. Arlene belonged to the Litchfield Sorosis Club, the Litchfield Bridge Club and attended the Litchfield Congregational Church. …

                    • Arthur Amidon

                      AMIDON, Arthur John - Age 61, of Flint, died Friday, August 22, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint, with Rev. James D. Kleintank officiating. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Arthur J. Amidon Memorial Fund. Friends may share an online tribute on…

                      • Aune M. Gannon

                        IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Aune M. Gannon, 101, of Ironwood, died Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2008, in Ironwood.

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                          Friday, 2-9 p.m. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights.

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                            • BRADY JAMES T JR

                              • BULLINGER GEORGE

                                • Barbara Cleary

                                  Barbara Cleary, 72, a resident of Royal Oak since 1951, passed from our midst suddenly Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was born July 2, 1936, in Gladwin.

                                  • Betty L. Reiff

                                    Betty L. Reiff, age 72, of Adrian passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Lynwood Manor. She was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Frank and Hattie McFarland. Betty was married to William Reiff, he preceded her in death.  he was a member of the Red Hat Society and was a volunteer at a hospital in Florida. Betty is survived by one son, Jeff Reiff of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Crystal (Michael) Stump of Adrian; one brother, Dave McFarland of Adrian; one sister, Sandy Hull of Huntington,…

                                    • Bradley A. Lindsey

                                      VICKSBURG —  Brad Lindsey, age 46 of Vicksburg, died suddenly at his home Sunday Aug. 25. He was born in Bronson and grew up there. Brad worked at many places over the years and currently  was the founder and  owner/operator of his trucking company, LDS Inc. in Kalamazoo.  Learn more about Brad, spend time with his family and friends, enjoy light refreshments and view his life story film Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the Life Story Funeral Home-Portage 5975 Lovers Lane (269) 344-5600 where a service to…

                                      • Bryce E. Ferguson Jan. 30, 1925-Aug. 22, 2008

                                        Bryce E. Ferguson, 83, of Monroe, formerly of Dundee, died at 1:47 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                        • CARAMAGNO JOSEPH A

                                          Friday 3-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral Saturday, in state 11 a.m. until time of Mass 11:30 a.m. at St. Lucy's Catholic Church, 23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, Detroit Michigan Office, 30200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

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                                            • CONDON RAYMOND J

                                              Age 83, August 27, 2008 of Lincoln Park. Dear brother of the late Leo (the late Mary Jane) Condon. Dearest uncle of Mary (James) O'Rourke, Daniel (Cindee), David, Paul, Carolyn (Bob) Ostendorf and Christine. Also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. In state at the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park, Friday 3-9 p.m. and at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park, Saturday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre…

                                              • Carl Landis, 83

                                                Carl S. Landis, age 83, of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Holland, passed away on August 14, 2008. Carl was born in Hummelstown, PA, on February 12, 1925. He served in the Medical Detachment of the 594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, U.S. Army, for three years in the South Pacific during World War II. After graduating from Elizabethtown College, Carl was employed by the H.J. Heinz Co. as Manager of Agriculture for 34 years. After retiring from the Heinz Co., he took a position as Executive Director of…

                                                • Carl Lee Brown

                                                  Carl Lee Brown, age 60, of Morenci went home to be with his Lord and Savior, and the love of his life, Dorothy Correa-Tresslar, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Born on Oct. 7, 1947, in Lenawee County, he was the son of the late Doris Brown and the stepson of the late Albert H. Good and the late Leo P. Smith. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Albert M. Good and Raymond Good, and his significant other, Dorothy Correa-Tresslar, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters, Darlene Casavant of North…

                                                  • Carl R. Lott

                                                    ANGOLA, Ind. — Carl R. Lott, 74, of West Otter Lake, Angola, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind.  With one hour of calling Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,  Aug. 29, 2008 at the Angola United Methodist Church 220 W. Maumee St., Angola, Ind. with the Rev. Tim Terrell officiating. Burial will…

                                                    • Carol Lee Kunak

                                                      Carol Lee Kunak, 66, of  Reading Township, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at home. She was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Greensburg, Pa. to John and Verna Mae (Holby) Shonter.  Carol was a former cook at the L&J Lanes of Jonesville, a member of the Quincy American Legion, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and computer games.  On Sept. 17, 1960, she married Raymond Kunak, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by daughter, Colleen (Jeff) Novess of Montrose, Mich.; sons Raymond Kunak Jr.…

                                                      • Charline Johnson, 77

                                                        Charline Dee Johnson passed away on August 20, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Floyd; daughter, Diane Conant; daughter, Jeri and her husband, Tom Maifert; daughter, Sandra and her husband George Born; son-in-law, Don Dinkel; grandchildren, Matthew, Tami, Timothy, Gabriel, Elijah and Cody; three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda L. Johnson, in 2007.

                                                        • Cheryl Lynn Brooks Oct. 18, 1953-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                          Brooks, Cheryl Lynn of Milan, Michigan, Age 54, died Saturday, August 23, 2008, at home. She was born October 18, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Herbert Springer and Helen Scott.

                                                          • Chester Hulst, 81

                                                            Chester J. Hulst, age 81, of Zeeland passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Hospice House of Holland.  Chester was a member of Christ Memorial Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a truck driver for many years retiring from Central Steel and Wire in 1989. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2007.  He is survived by his children, Valerie and Mark Tupper of Mandeville, LA, Peggy and Ed Miller of Walkerville, MI, Lisa and Harv Scholtens of Zeeland;…

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                                                              • Courtade, Margaret L. "Peggy"

                                                                will be held today, Aug. 29, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Rev. Jerry Micketti as celebrant. Burial will take place in Oakwood Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Margaret's name to The Father Fred Foundation or the Rainbow Fund at Christ the King Catholic Church. Please share a…

                                                                • DRISCOLL GARY

                                                                  Age 53; August 26, 2008. Beloved husband of Krista. Loving father of Alix and Anie. Dear son of Bette and the late Thomas. Brother of David (Kathleen) . Son-in-law of May and Frank Krager. Brother-in- law of Karla (Jim) Derkacz and Franz (Deborah) Krager. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076 appreciated., 1 guest book message

                                                                  • David Bruursema, 56

                                                                    David Lee Bruursema, 56, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008.  Dave was born November 17, 1951 to Charles Sr. and Joyce Bruursema in Zeeland.  Dave graduated from Zeeland High School in 1971 and worked most of his career at Home Heating and Air Conditioning.  Dave was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Mark, in 1991; a nephew, Curtis Bruursema, in 1992; his brother-in-law, Jack Ferwerda, in 2001; and a brother, Charles Jr., in 2003.  He is survived…

                                                                    • Donald E. Otto

                                                                      Donald E. Otto, 73, of Clinton Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Detroit.

                                                                      • Dorothy Sweet

                                                                        SWEET, Dorothy Geraldine - Age 93, of Indian River formerly of Clio, died Sunday, August 24, 2008. Burial took place Monday, August 25, 2008 at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Dorothy was born October 5, 1914 in Pentoga, the daughter of Albert D. and Esther A. (Smock) Mac Rae. She was a graduate of Central Michigan University and retired in 1980 from the State of Michigan, MESC Department after 25 years of service. She was a member of…

                                                                        • ELLISON HENRY

                                                                          "ED" August 28, 2008 Age 78 of Royal Oak. Veteran of the Korean War and active member of G.C.I.U. Detroit Local 2-C. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Larry (Kathy) and the late Mary Ann Snover. Grandfather of Christina Roush (Grant), Max and Emily Ellison. Great grandfather of Logan and Chase Roush. Son of the late Raymond and Daisy Massey. Brother of the late Larry Ellison. Brother-in-law of Mary Marcie and Bea Mays. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu,…

                                                                          • Edna Haverdink, 89

                                                                            Edna A. Haverdink, age 89, of Holland, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Oak Crest Manor.  Edna was born in Graafschap March 18, 1919 to Harry and Grace (Schuurman) Menken.  She married Henry Haverdink, and he preceded her in death in 1981.  A member of Pillar Christian Reformed Church, she was active in the Ladies Aid, and had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.  Surviving are her children, William and Gayle Haverdink of Cape Coral, FL, Earl and Carol Haverdink of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.,…

                                                                            • Elaine P. Elmer

                                                                              Elaine P. Elmer, age 61, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Lynwood Manor. She was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, to Andy and Frances Webb) Childers. On June 19, 1968, she married George Elmer. George preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1994. Elaine loved her family. She was a member of Christ Temple Ministries. She enjoyed bingo, crocheting and playing video games. Elaine is survived by her children, Andy Lynch of  Nashville, Tenn., Georgilina Elmer of Toledo, Billie Ann Elmer, also of…

                                                                              • Elizabeth Van Ens

                                                                                VAN ENS - The service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Van Ens, aged 82, who passed away on Monday, will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins. For complete obituary, to read about her life story and to sign her guest book, visit her web page at Heritage Funeral Home

                                                                                • Elria F. Roe Oct. 23, 1918-Aug. 26, 2008

                                                                                  Elria F. Roe, 89 years, of Deerfield died Tuesday morning in his home. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Thursday, from 1-8 PM. Rosary will be recited at 5 PM. He will lie in state at St.

                                                                                  • Ethel M. Bullard Aug. 26, 2008

                                                                                    Ethel M. Bullard, 80, of LaSalle died at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.

                                                                                    • Ethel May Bullard Aug. 14, 1928-Aug. 26, 2008

                                                                                      Ethel May (Smith) Bullard, 80, of LaSalle passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Toledo Hospital. Born August 14, 1928, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Tilmon Esco and Sallie Leona (Meyers) Smith. She married John P.

                                                                                      • Ethel Van Belle July 24,1922-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                                                        Ethel Van Belle, age 86, formerly of Monroe, MI passed away August 23, 2008 at Sand Hill Gardens Retirement Center in Port Charlotte, FL.

                                                                                        • Frank E. Niziol

                                                                                          IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Frank E. Niziol, 55, of E-3494 Lake Road, Ironwood Township, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                          • Frieda M. Hoffman Aug. 25, 1912-Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                            Frieda M. Hoffman, 95, of Monroe died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at Alice Lorraine Care Center. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. She will lie in state at 9 a.m.

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                                                                                              • GIBNEY LAURETTA J

                                                                                                (nee: VanBecelaere) Age 85, August 27, 2008 of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Francis Gibney. Loving mother of Cathleen (Andrew) Klapp, Christine (Mark) Cuthbert, and Kelly (Donald) Amison and the late Karen Gibney. Beloved sister of Donald VanBecelaere and Phyllis Champine. Devoted grandma of Erin, Bryan, Adam, Cheryl, Becca and Kara. Visitaiton Friday in state 2:30 -9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes and Saturday in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Trenton,…

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                                                                                                  • Genevieve Strelecky Feb. 27, 1917- Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                    Genevieve Strelecky, 91, of Monroe, died at 6:40 a.m. Sunday at TenderCare of Monroe.

                                                                                                    • Gertrude DeJonge, 89

                                                                                                      Gertrude (Pat) DeJonge, age 89, of Holland, died peacefully Friday, August 22, 2008, at  Hospice House of Holland.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marinus DeJonge; parents, Nicholas and Rolina Beyer; brother and sister-in-law, Manley and Jo Beyer; and sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Cal Jansen.  She is survived by her children, Ronald DeJonge of New Richmond, Michael DeJonge and Linda Harber of Caledonia, Linda and Joseph Coffey of Ann Arbor, Mary DeJonge of Grand Rapids; grandchildren,…

                                                                                                      • HAGGARD DOROTHY J (NEE HEISER)

                                                                                                        Saturday 4-7 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute or Angela Hospice.

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                                                                                                          3-9 p.m. Friday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary. In state at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 44110, Detroit, Michigan 48244 appreciated.

                                                                                                          • HAMLIN RICHARD S

                                                                                                            Friday, 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and the Funeral Service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the KEEHN FUNERAL HOME, 706 W. Main, Brighton, MI 48116. Final visitation on Saturday begins at 9 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Karmanos Cancer Center.

                                                                                                            • HOPKA JULIA (NEE DEMICK)

                                                                                                              Friday 4:30-9 p.m. at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 2901 Manning Dr., Trenton, until Mass 10 a.m. Interment Ferndale Cemetery. Please visit the on line guest book at .

                                                                                                              • Harold Borgman, 90

                                                                                                                Harold A. Borgman, age 90, of LakeSide Vista, Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 28, 2008.  Harold was employed at ChrisCraft Corp., Five Star Lumber Co., self-employed as a mason contractor, and service manager at Holland Motor Homes.  He was a member of Beechwood Reformed Church where he served as a janitor, Elder, and Deacon.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Henrietta (Van Dyke), Theresa Ronda; a son, David Borgman; grandson, Matthew Ericks, granddaughters, Amy VanderWall,…

                                                                                                                • Hatfield, Harold "Bum"

                                                                                                                  will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling. A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Arrangements were handled by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                  • Irene B. Passeri

                                                                                                                    Irene Barbara Passeri, 84, of Roseville, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Clinton Township.

                                                                                                                    • Jack A. Guinther

                                                                                                                      Jack A. Guinther, age 86 of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home with his daughter and eldest grandson, Jason Walters, at his side. He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Glouster, Ohio, a son of the late Fred and Arlene (Berger) Guinther. Jack had resided in Sturgis since 1952, coming from Akron, Ohio. On Aug. 3, 1974, he married Mary Lou Deckard in Sturgis. She died Nov. 22, 2005. He retired in 1985 from the Indiana Toll Road after 33 years of employment. Following his…

                                                                                                                      • James E. Quick July 12, 1934-Aug. 10, 2008

                                                                                                                        James Eugene Quick, 74, New Orleans resident for 33 years, died Sunday afternoon, August 10th, at the Hospice Center in Houston, Texas. James was born in 1934, to parents Loretta and Milton Quick in Monroe, Michigan.

                                                                                                                        • James H. Sanderson

                                                                                                                          James Hubert Sanderson age 90, passed away at the home of his niece, Dennis and Marsha Decker, on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, after an extended illness.  He was born June 2, 1918, a son of the late Fred and Ida (Stahl) Sanderson and had attended schools in Shipshewana and Kouts, Ind.  On Oct. 9, 1938, he married Hazel June Lamb in Mendon and later married Hilda DeWitte.  James served his country, stationed in the Philippines with the U.S. Army during World War II, and leaving the Army in 1946 with an…

                                                                                                                          • James J. Gervasio

                                                                                                                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- James J. Gervasio, 89, of Ironwood, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                            • James Kellum, 48

                                                                                                                              James Ronald Kellum, 48, of Holland, died Thursday, August 21, 2008.  Jim was born June 8, 1960 to James E. and Frankie Kellum in Zeeland. He worked most of his career for Meijer.   He is survived by his sister, Rhonda Mobley of Holland; nephews, Brandon Carter and David Kellum; his great-nephew and best friend, Jesse Logan Kellum.  A memorial open house in Jim’s honor will be  2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Jim’s cousin’s home, 3675 64th Street, Holland, MI 49423.  Memorials…

                                                                                                                              • James Stephen Pierce, Jr.

                                                                                                                                James Stephen Pierce, Jr., age 52, of Weston passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1956, in Toledo, Ohio, to James Stephen and Nancy Lee (Babos) Pierce, Sr. James loved riding his Harley and being with his family. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Robert Williams; his father, James S. Pierce, Sr.; one son, Bryan of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Rachael Pierce of Toledo, Ohio, and Carrie Miller of Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Mischelle (Shelly) Bensch and…

                                                                                                                                • James ‘Jim’ A. LeVeck

                                                                                                                                  James “Jim” A. LeVeck, age 72, of Blissfield passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at Tendercare of Adrian. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Whitehouse, Ohio, to Howard Hasson and Edith Marie (Dress) LeVeck. In 1954, he married Marilyn Ginther in Morenci, Mich. She preceded him in death on Nove. 20, 1989. Jim was retired from Ford Motor Company in Saline, Mich. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ottawa Lake, Mich.  Jim was a very outgoing friendly person, always…

                                                                                                                                  • James ‘Jim’ Michael Jasmund

                                                                                                                                    James “Jim” Michael Jasmund, age 61, of Manitou Beach passed away, Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, in Lansing, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while en route to Canada for his annual fishing trip. He was born May 24, 1947, in Adrian, Mich., to Donald L. and Louise (Michaels) Jasmund.  On June 4, 1983, he married Karen Tuckerman and she survives. Jim had many hobbies, including, fishing, hunting, flint knapping, wood carving and wood working. Jim enjoyed spending time with family and many…

                                                                                                                                    • Jasper C. Adams

                                                                                                                                      Jasper Charles Adams, age 86 years of Hudson, formerly of Evart, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at Schnepp Health Care Center in St. Louis, Mich. Jasper was born on May 26, 1922 in Prattville, the son of Frank and Etta Lena (Bacon) Adams. He married Dorothy Oles on July 13, 1944 in Clayton.  She survives.  Jasper served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Jasper retired from the Good Year Tire and Rubber Company of Jackson in 1977. He also farmed for many years. Jasper attended the Open Door…

                                                                                                                                      • Jay F. Herbster 1947-2008

                                                                                                                                        Jay Herbster, 61, beloved son of James M. and Dorothy (Ehrsam) Herbster, passed away in Lambertville, MI on Friday, August 23, 2008. Jay was a 1965 graduate of Sylvania Northview High School and a graduate of the University of Toledo.

                                                                                                                                        • Jeffrey Wesoloski

                                                                                                                                          Jeffrey Wesoloski, age 51, died Aug. 25, 2008, at home. He was born Sept. 10, 1956. He is survived by his sons, Jerimy  Wesoloski of Rhinelander, Wis., Joshua and Robert Wesoloski, both of Sparta, Wis.; his daughters, Kira Wesoloski of Rhinelander, Wis., and Krystal Hauser of Sparta, Wis.; along with his brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sarver; aunts, uncles and grandparents. Visitation will take place from 2 until 6 p.m. today, Aug. 28, at…

                                                                                                                                          • Jessie M. Eppolite

                                                                                                                                            BESSEMER, Mich. -- Jessie M. Eppolite, 78, of Yale Avenue, Bessemer, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                            • Jill Marie Oman

                                                                                                                                              IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Jill Marie Oman, 43, of 424 South Norfolk St., Ironwood, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family at her side.

                                                                                                                                              • Joe Johnson

                                                                                                                                                Joe Johnson, 60, Westfield, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born June 8, 1948, in Wayne County. His parents were Paul K. and Esther Johnson. Joe worked for Watson Securitiy as a security guard; he also served as a former minister. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Westfield. His loves were his family and his church. He is survived by his wife, Diane Johnson of Westfield, Ind.; son, Joseph P. Johnson of Westfield;…

                                                                                                                                                • Joseph Robert Kina Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                  Joseph Robert Kina, lovingly known as "Buda Butt," 5-month-old infant son of John Gregory Kina and Jennifer Lynn Carpenter, died Sunday, August 24, 2008. He is also survived by his brother, Cameron Kina. Sisters, Mikel Decker and Riley Kina.

                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph Rushin Aug. 20, 2008

                                                                                                                                                    Joseph Rushin 77, died August 20, 2008, at Laurels Health Care Center. Born in Georgia, he spent many years as a resident of Monroe, MI. He was a retiree of Dana Corporation after 28 years of service.

                                                                                                                                                    • Joyce Zoet, 74

                                                                                                                                                      Joyce Zoet, 74, of Holland, formerly of Grandville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Reformed Church, 2010 Kalamazoo Ave., Grand Rapids. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Holland. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Funeral Home, Grandville, 4235 Prairie St. S.W.

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                                                                                                                                                      • Kenneth D. Copeland

                                                                                                                                                        Kenneth D. Copeland, 96, Little Long Lake, Fremont, Ind., passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at Northern Lakes Nursing Center in Angola, Ind. He was born July 15, 1912 in California Township, Branch County, Mich. to John Henry and Amanda (Grove) Copeland. He married Dorothy B. (Brown) Copeland on June 3, 1934, she preceded him in death on Sept. 5,1993. He was a lifetime farmer, and an auditor at Litchfield State Savings Bank. He was a 1929 Fremont High School graduate, and a graduate of Fort Wayne…

                                                                                                                                                        • Kristopher D. Rodgers

                                                                                                                                                          Staff Sergeant Kristopher Dan Rodgers, age 29, of Burr Oak, Mich., and formerly of Howe, Ind., was killed Saturday Aug. 16, 2008, in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, while serving his country with the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating and honoring the life of Kristopher Dan Rodgers will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sturgis Wesleyan…

                                                                                                                                                          • LAURI NEVFA M

                                                                                                                                                            Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Rosary service Sunday 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal service Tuesday 12 noon at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Michigan, Volunteer Services, 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201 (Due to construction, please call (248) 651-9641 for directions to the funeral home). Please visit

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                                                                                                                                                              • LOFGREN CARL

                                                                                                                                                                Friday, August 29 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. .

                                                                                                                                                                • Lawrence Garrison

                                                                                                                                                                  GARRISON, Lawrence Henry "Lornie" - Age 60, of Fenton, has "walked on" as the Native Americans say, to be with the Great Spirit and all of his loved ones who have walked on before him, especially his dad and mother, Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Crestmont Health Care Facility. Those who will walk on in the future to be with him are his children, Cynthia (Kenny) Truska, Sabrina Horle and Bryan (Martie) Garrison; his grandchildren, Joey and Jessica Bartels, Joel (Chippie) and Jennifer…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Lawrence, Vivian E.

                                                                                                                                                                    VIVIAN E. LAWRENCE, 77, of Traverse City, died Aug. 27, 2008.Private family services have been held. Arrangements entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Lillian D. DeRose

                                                                                                                                                                      Lillian Darlene DeRose, 66, of Boca Raton, Fla., and formerly of Howe, Ind., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Hospice by the Sea Care Center in Boca Raton. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the memorial service time at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6,  at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind.  Burial of cremains will be in Brighton Cemetery in Howe, Ind. 

                                                                                                                                                                      • Lois Thayer

                                                                                                                                                                        Thayer, Lois Jeanne Saline, MI Age 63, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Louis C. Thayer and two daughters, Alison Laura (Jorge) Livingston and Shannon Julia Thayer. Jeanne's family and friends were the most important part of her life. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at a later date and a full obituary will be published when that date has been confirmed. Arrangements have been entrusted to…

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                                                                                                                                                                          • MILES ROSE (NEE GARR)

                                                                                                                                                                            Friday 4-9 p.m. with Rosary 7:30 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church (15 Mile between Schoenherr at Dodge Park) until Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Donations preferred to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                            • MITCHELL ALEX

                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 2:00-9:00 p.m. with Trisagion service at 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Saturday, in state 10:00 a.m. until time of service 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributions suggested to the family who will select Alex's memorial at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                              • MORATH CARL

                                                                                                                                                                                2-8 pm Sunday and Monday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Monday. In state at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores 48080 from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until Mass at 10:00 a.m. Memorials to the Church or Madonna University, Advancement Office, 36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176 would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                • MURRAY WILLIAM BRADSHAW

                                                                                                                                                                                  Suddenly, August 24, 2008, age 47, of Arlington, Virginia. Formerly of Grosse Pointe. Loving son of Daniel and Susan King. Dear brother of Christopher (Bridgette) and Alison (Michael) Arkison. Stepbrother of Susan Kennedy and Leslie King. Loving uncle of Bailey, Matthew and Griffin Murray, Madeline and Daniel Arkison. Memorial services Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shores Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Tumor Foundation, 95 Pine…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marie B. Hamel

                                                                                                                                                                                    Marie B. Hamel, 87, of St. Clair Shores, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, in Shorepointe Nursing Center in St. Clair Shores. She was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary H. Sedlar

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary H. Sedlar (nee Sadocha), 75, of Harrison Township, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Hamtramck., Jaime M. Woods, 31, of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. She was born Oct. 14, 1976, in Warren.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary Jean Robertson

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Jean Robertson, age 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Fawcet Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Adrian, Mich., to Edward and Elsie (Teskie) Underwood. On Nov. 14, 1947, she married William Randolph at Tecumseh Friends Church. They were together 34 years and had four children, Nancy, Jerry, Brenda and Bonnie. They went on many trips and vacations, including Disneyland in California, the New York World’s Fair, Northern Michigan and the Montreal…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Louise Garr

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Louise Garr, 76, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 26, 2008, at Fulton Manor, Wauseon, Ohio.  She was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Hudson, Mich., to the late Ralph and Rose (LaFollette) Leffingwell. She married John Garr on Dec. 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1987. She was a homemaker and seamstress. Survivors include her son, Gary Garr of Howell; two daughters, Susan Tolford of Maumee, Ohio, and Julie Douglass of Wauseon, Ohio; grandchildren, Rose Garr, Lorraine Garr, Sam…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Tarro

                                                                                                                                                                                            WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Mary Tarro, 100, of Wakefield, was called to her eternal home on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility, where she resided and was well taken care of.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Melvin Gilbert

                                                                                                                                                                                              Melvin Francis Gilbert, 88, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at his home in Jackson. He was born Sept. 30, 1919, in McCune Station, Missouri, to John and Jessie (McCloud) Gilbert. He was married Jan. 29, 1938, to Wilma Adams and she survives. Melvin retired from Conrail Railroad in Jackson.  He had been a resident of Hillsdale prior to moving to Jackson. Surviving besides his wife, Wilma, are two sons, James (Alice) Walwarth of Jackson and Melvin (Sally) Gilbert Jr. of Hawkensville, Ga.;…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mildred Warfield

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mildred Ione Warfield, 91, residing at the Hillsdale Medical Care Facility went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her husband, Don, on Aug. 22, 2008.  She was born on Sept. 20, 1916 in Austin, Mich. to Everett and Metha (Kline) Howald.  She married Donald Leon Warfield Sept. 18, 1937 in Hillsdale and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1995.  In the 1940's and 1950's they were often seen around the county playing with their band, The Michigan Redshirts, for local dances and events…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Myron L. 'Mike' Fafford

                                                                                                                                                                                                  IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Myron L. "Mike" Fafford, 85, of 910 Chestnut St., Ironwood, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • OGILVIE CLARENCE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • OLIVER JOSEPH R

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Scripture Service Friday evening. Funeral Saturday, in state 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St. at Pine, Mt. Clemens until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at .

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • OTTO DONALD E

                                                                                                                                                                                                          5-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society, 18505 W. 12 Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan 48076.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Orlin Ray Wells

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orlin Ray Wells, 89, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Adams Township, the son of Howard and Bertha (Lamb) Wells. He is survived by his wife, Maxine (Granger) Wells; one daughter, Susan Wells Goodlock; two grandchildren, Carrie (Gary) Hughes of Jerome and Matthew Dillon of North Adams; two great-grandchildren, Alice and Max Hughes; two step-children, Roberta (Neil) Finegan of Jonesville and Harold (Ruth) Granger of Jackson; 11 step-grandchildren;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PANEY BENJAMIN W

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 33, of Auburn Hills, entered Life Eternal on August 26, 2008. He was a product development engineer at the GM Tech Center. Son of Wayne and Judy Paney. Brother of Andy, Corey and Kirsty Paney. Grandson of Martha Paney. Boyfriend of Lois Miller. A celebration of Ben's life will be held on Friday, August 29th at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave. in Rochester beginning at 6 p.m. with a service at 7:30 p.m. For more details please visit, /visit/benpaney

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PASSERI IRENE B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 3-9 p.m., prayers 7 p.m., Funeral Service Saturday, 12 noon, at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., (S. of 18 Mile). Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Henry Ford Hospice would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PAWELEK HARRY RICHARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (Near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn 12-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Saturday at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, In state 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions to the American Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pauline Ruth Eley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pauline Ruth Eley, age 74, of Constantine, Mich., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2008, at her home, after being diagnosed on Tuesday with acute myelogenous leukemia. She had been feeling ill for just the previous week. Pauline was born on April 15, 1934, in Three Rivers, a daughter of Harley and Mable (Schrader) Shook. She grew up in Three Rivers and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1952. Pauline then graduated from Western Michigan University after completing an accelerated schedule in 1955. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pearly M. Hadley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pearly Mae "Pearlie" Hadley, 79, a longtime resident of Mount Clemens, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in her home surrounded by her loved ones after a long illness. She was born June 22, 1929, in Toccopola, Miss.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Petten, Peggy Jean Van (Staskowski)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DALLAS ? Peggy Van Petten, 64, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 24.She was born on Jan. 31, 1944, in Hamtramck. Peggy believed in family first. She dearly loved her son Jason (Kelly) and absolutely adored her grandchildren Eddie and Sara. Due to hardships faced by her family while growing up, she gained an overwhelming empathy for the downtrodden and oppressed. She had walked in those shoes. Her career was in the field of special education. She was a graduate of Dominican High School and Wayne…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phyllis A. Bickford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COLDWATER — Phyllis A. Bickford, 78, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at The Laurels of Coldwater. A private gathering of family has been held. Following cremation, her ashes will be interred at Lester Cemetery in Algansee Twp. Arrangements have been cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Phyllis was born February 11, 1930 in Wright Twp., Hillsdale County the oldest child of Lon and Vianna (Harper) May.  She married Leslie Bickford of Coldwater in January of 1949. He preceded her in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • QUAIN MARIE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "PENNY" 85 years young, passed away August 27, 2008. She was born August 08,1923, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Donald and Martina Smith. Marie (nicknamed "Penny" for her copper-colored hair) was the wife of the late Peter K. Quain and is survived by her family; Linda of Ann Arbor, Ken and Lauren Russell of Santa Monica, CA; Joseph of Queens, NY, James and Margie King of Virginia Beach, VA; Timothy of Lowell, MI; by her grandchildren Peter, Megan, Patrick and Kelsey; by her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RHODES MAE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In loving memory of Mae Rhodes. May 11, 1925-August 26, 2008. Mother of Mark Miranda. Grandmother of Christina and Marissa Miranda. Aunt to Alcantar and Rodriguez Ramirez and the Gutierrez families. Services at St. Henry, Lincoln Park, 1 p.m. today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RINGSTAD MARY E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 4-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington, Franklin. Interment Franklin Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROHR RICHARD D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday 2-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Educational Trust at the Church. Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rice, Cecelia E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held today, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish in Isadore. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Schools, PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI, 49653. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard A. Drummonds March 7, 1983-Aug. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard A. Drummonds, 25, of Dundee died Wednesday at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard L. Faryniarz Nov. 14, 1943-Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard L. Faryniarz, age 64, of Monroe, MI passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008, at 9:40 PM in his home surrounded by his loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rick Mosley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Richard T. “Rick” Mosley Jr., 53, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the home of his sister in Hillsdale. He was born Aug. 12, 1955, in Jacksonville, N.C.  His father was Richard Mosley. His mother and stepfather were Norman and Linda (Cornwell) Rogers, she survives in Hillsdale. Rick was a journeyman millwright and a graduate of North Adams High School. He had resided in Bonita Springs, Florida for the past 8 years and was also a former resident of the Bellevue area. Surviving…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rick Wackerle Dec. 29, 1949-Aug. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rick Wackerle, age 58, of Flat Rock died on August 25, 2008. Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Thursday, August 28, 2008, from 9 AM to 11 AM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert Price

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr. Robert K. Price Sr., aged 56, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th St. SW. The family will greet relatives and friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave. and one hour prior to the service at church. A complete obituary may be viewed on the website. Memories and condolences to Robert's family may be shared at:…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SARGENT JAMES W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Of White Lake, August 20, 2008, age 69, born March 11, 1939 in Detroit, MI. Son of the late William and Beatrice Sargent. Husband of Bonnie M. Father of Michelle, Jackie and Kristine. Step-father of Donald, Gerald and Jill. Survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of William (Stella), Peggy and Patricia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. James served in the U.S. Air Force and was the owner of Sargent's School for Driving. A memorial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SARI WILLIAM E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Memorials may be made to Lutheran Child and Family Services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SEDLAR MARY H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (nee SADOCHA) Age 75 of Harrison Twp., August 24, 2008. Born in Hamtramck on November 8, 1932. Survived by husband Stephen Sedlar; daughters, Donna Rinke (Gerald) and Debbie Gangl (Dan); sons, Michael Sedlar and Mark Sedlar (Laura). Also seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother Joseph Sadocha and brother-in-law Walter Mastalier. Memorial Services at St. Hubert's Church, Harrison Twp., Viewing 9:30 a.m., Service 10:00 a.m. August 30, 2008. Officiated by Fr. Blondell. Mrs.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SMITH ERNESTINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, 4-9 p.m. Interment at Romulus Memorial Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SNIDER IDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved wife of the late Ben Snider. Dear mother of Larry (Maxine) Snider and Judy (David) Leash. Loving grandmother of Stephanie Snider, Suzanne Snider, and Elana (Frank) Aoyama. Great-grandmother of Rayna Aoyama. Sister of the late Lillian Jaffe Oaks and the late Oscar Hertz. SERVICES 10:00 SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SNODGRASS ELIZABETH P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be held today 3 p.m.-9 p.m. at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. in St. Thecla, Clinton Township. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • STRAUCH ROBERT F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          August 27, 2008, age 86. Beloved husband of the late Patricia. Step-father of John Thrasher Sr. Brother of the late James F. Dear uncle of Diane Fillion. Interment in Jacksonville, IL. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, (313) 561-1500.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Samuel J. Davey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Samuel J. Davey, 100, of 260 E. Cloverland Drive, Ironwood, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sandra Kapplinger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kapplinger, Sandra Ann Arbor, MI Age 59, died August 25, 2008 at the Arbor Hospice Residence. A full obituary will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Self, Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 29 at Jowett Family Funeral Home in Benzonia. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the funeral home with Reverend Dinah Haag officiating. Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery. Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, where beautiful ceremonies celebrate life, is handling the arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sheryle Ann Seppa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Sheryle Ann Seppa, 64, of Wakefield, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shirley Newman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THOMASTON, Mich. -- Shirley Newman, 78, a 51-year resident of Thomaston, passed away Aug. 23, 2008, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stanley W. Bodine Feb. 23, 1925-Aug. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stanley W. Bodine, 83, of Carleton died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where a Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Swint, Helen Catherine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRAVERSE CITY ? Helen C. Swint, 85, of Traverse City, died Monday evening, Aug. 25, 2008, at Munson Medical Center, with dear friends by her side.Born Nov. 19, 1922, in Caulfield, State of Victoria, Australia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Louis and Helen McClaren (Duncan) Sherman. In October of 1943 in Grosse Pointe, she married John Albert Swint, who preceded her in death. Helen was a patron of Interlochen Center for the Arts and Traverse Symphony Orchestra. She is survived by her four…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • TABOR LILLIE MAE JORDAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 15, 1919- August 21, 2008. Lil Tabor had a passion for life that she shared with everyone she met. Ms. Tabor touched the lives of so many as a preschool teacher and later as a Senior Aide working with the City of Detroit, Recorders Court and the IRS. She was a graduate of Cass Tech and attended Wayne State University. Lil Tabor donated her body to WSU's medical school.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • THOMPSON ANNIE J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday 2-9 p.m. at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe, with the Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Virginia Mende

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia Mende, 82, of Clinton died at home Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, after an extensive battle with recurring brain tumors. She was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Dearborn, Mich., the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Jacek) Betley. In 1953 she was married to William Mende and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 2003.  Virginia was a graduate of Romeo High School and Eastern Michigan University. She did graduate work at the University of Colorado. Virginia taught English and Latin at Chelsea High School for six years…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia Wagner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Virginia Wagner, age 89, of 214 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at home. She was born June 21, 1919, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Oliver and Goldie (Wheeler) Edgerton. Virginia graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1937 and resided in Sturgis all of her life, except from 1954 - 1975 when she lived in Colon, Mich., and 1979 -1989 she lived in Newport Richie, Fla.   She married Robert J. Wagner Sr. in Ft. Wayne, Ind.  He passed away on Jan. 18,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WELLS HARRIET B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Monday 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Memorials appreciated to Beautiful Savior or a worthwhile cause of the donor's choice. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WHALEN WILLIAM D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        August 27, 2008. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father of Brian (Valerie), Kevin (Melinda) and the late Glenn. Dear brother of Gerald (Patricia) and Larry (Carol) and the late Robert. Also survived by grandchildren Hannah, Zachary, Tara and Shane. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Tr.). Family will receive visitors Friday 1-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WILK DANIEL A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday 2-5 p.m., Tuesday 2-9 p.m. (no visitation Monday) at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Prayers Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Contributions are preferred to fund Brandon Wilk's education.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Walter D. Godlewski Aug. 30, 1934-Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Walter Donald Godlewski, 73 years, of Erie, MI died Sunday, August 24, 2008, in his home. He owned and operated Walt's Home Improvement for 30 years and prior was a sheet metal worker for Imperial Roofing amp; Sheet Metal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Walter Donald Godlewski Aug. 30, 1934- Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Walter Donald Godlewski, 73 years, of Erie, MI died Sunday, August 24, 2008, in his home. He owned and operated Walt's Home Improvement for 30 years and prior was a sheet metal worker for Imperial Roofing amp; Sheet Metal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Weisse, Robert August

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRAVERSE CITY ? Robert August Weisse entered into rest in his sleep in Traverse City on Aug. 27, 2008. He lived 87 great years.He was born May 6, 1921, in Blue Lake Township, Mich., to Anna (Krubaech) and Ernest Weisse. He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1939. He served with the U.S. Army/Air Force in 1941-42 and attended GM Institute, studying engineering. Robert enjoyed being a partner of Lakeshore Machinery & Supply Co. He loved the life of a salesman and the travel involved with his job.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William I. Keckler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Ivan Keckler, age 94, of Sherwood, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at the Holly Convalescence Home in Holly, Mich. Ivan was born June 10, 1914, in Matteson Township, a son of the late William and Minnie (Conn) Keckler. On Feb. 13, 1940, he married Helen Grace Wood in Indiana; she preceded him in death on March 17, 2008. Ivan had worked at Darlings in Bronson, then Lonergans in Albion, and later, after the war he worked as a foreman for Sherer Gillett in Marshall until his retirement. …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William Ivan Keckler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HOLLY — William Ivan Keckler age 94 of Sherwood passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Holly Convalescence Home in Holly. Ivan was born June 10, 1914 in Matteson Twp., a son to the late William and Minnie (Conn) Keckler. On Febr. 13, 1940 he married Helen Grace Wood in Indiana; she preceded him in death on March 17, 2008. Ivan had worked at Darlings in Bronson then Lonergans in Albion and later after the war he worked as a foreman for Sherer Gillett in Marshall until his retirement. He served in the…

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