Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/16/08

Mrs. Ada Massengill, age 87, was born May 3, 1921 and passed away September 12, 2008.

Adam Fate Servey, 25, of Newport died Friday of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
M. Moggs, 87, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 1, 2008 at Edna Mae’s
Leisurely Living AFC in Gladwin following a long illness.
Bernard Hughes, 89, of Quincy, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at
the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was born in Lucky Strike,
Alberta, Canada, on Oct. 10, 1918, to Earl James and Luella Maud
(Thompson) Hughes and graduated from Jonesville High School in 1939. 
Alfred married Carolee J. Ellis on June 27, 1943, and they began their
married life farming in Bronson for seven years, then moved to Boone
Road in Quincy, where they farmed for another 20 years.  In 1975, they
relocated to…
Mich. -- Alice "Bebs" Ceccon, 73, of 203 Geneva St., Ironwood, died
unexpectedly Monday evening, Sept. 8, 2008, in her home.
(Katerberg) Schierbeek, age 84, of Holland, went home to her Lord
Monday, September 15, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  She was born in the
Netherlands and immigrated to the United States settling in Holland in
1950 with her husband Ralph and two children. She was preceded in death
by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Schierbeek on March 11, 2008; and two
brothers, Geert and Gerrit.  Arene was a member of Bethany Christian
Reformed Church for 53 years.  She is survived by her children, John
Schierbeek of…
L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008.,
Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 18th, 1912. Beloved mother of Lyle
Ulinski, Jeanne Sparks, William Baughman, Richard Baughman, and Charles
Baughman. Much loved grandmother of James Robnett, Ronald Robnett,
Kelly Sparks, Kerry Sparks, Courtney Baughman, Jennifer Baughman, and
Sarah Baughman. Cherished great grandmother of Paige Robnett, Erin
Robnett, and Spenser Robnett. Please join us for a gathering to
celebrate Millie's life at the home of Lyle & John Ulinski, 30
Wellesley Drive, Pleasant…
Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel) 36100 Five Mile (one mile W. of
Farmington Rd.) Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. In state
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church 1050 Porter Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m.
33, of Plymouth, passed away September 12, 2008. Loving son of Bill and
Cheryl. Cherished brother of Bill Jr. (Diana) and Daniel (Amy). Dear
uncle of Juliet, Joseph, and Rosa. Friends may visit the
Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main, Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Share
memories at
p.m. Tuesday at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn.
Parish Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday. In state Wednesday 9:30 until 10 a.m.
Mass of Resurrection at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 20710 Colgate,
Dearborn Hgts., MI 48125.
BAILEY, 87, of Traverse City, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Bortz
Health Care of Traverse City.The family is being served by
Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Wis. -- Barbara De Bauche, 70, Allouez, formerly of Ironwood, found
peace after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday
afternoon, Sept. 9, 2008, while surrounded by the love of her family at
Barbara Jean Barnes, 81, of Leet Road, Niles, died at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at West Woods of Niles.
Yoder, 87, of Goshen Ind., died Sept. 13, 2008 at her home. She was
born Dec. 4, 1920 in Exeland, Wisc., a daughter to Rudy and Elizabeth
(Thomas) Hochstetler. On Oct. 15, 1942 she married Ammon C. Yoder in
Morocco, Ind. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2000. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Surviing are five
daughters, Elizabeth Ann Stauffer of Sterling, Ill., Katie
(Harvey) Schlabach of Burr Oak, Mich., Lydia Mae (Orla) Eash of
Shipshewana, Ind., Mary…
MARIE BARNES, 75, of Torch Lake Twp., died Sunday, Sept. 14,
2008.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008,
at the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. The family will receive
friends Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Central Lake
Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
(John) Perez, 76, of Blissfield passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008,
at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born on March
14, 1932, in Cotulla, Texas, the son of Catarino and Ramona (Sauceda)
Perez. On July 23, 1956, John was married to Molly A. Sanchez. She
preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2007.  John worked as a factory
worker for Tecumseh Products in Tecumseh. He was a member of St. Peter
the Apostle Catholic Church in Blissfield, where he was active in the
Knights of…
J. Smith of Lambertville, Michigan passed away very peacefully on
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio,
Perrysburg, after a long, courageous battle with cancer

2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary and Reflections at Wujek-Calcaterra &
Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile). Share memories
with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at
A. Carlisle, 68, of Traverse City, died September 11, 2008 at the
Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. A Celebration of Carol's Life
will be held at the Traverse F.O.E. 383 (Eagles Club on 14th Street) on
Friday, September 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. A complete obituary will follow
in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being served by
the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
“Carrie” E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008
at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass
will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch
Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch
Carrinda E. "Beth" - Age 95, of Montrose, died Saturday, September 13,
2008 at Masonic Pathway in Alma. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Montrose,
Rev. Wayne Ferrigan officiating. Burial in Montrose Township Cemetery.
Those desiring may make contributions to Montrose Methodist Church or
Montrose Order of Eastern Stars. Friends may call at the funeral home
on Monday from 2-9 p.m.. A complete obituary will appear in…
“Chalk” Deline, age 85, of Brooklyn died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at
her home. She was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio, to Walter and
Clara Thomas. On Nov. 20, 1948, she married Edward Deline in Sand
Creek, and he survives. Chalk was employed by The Diamond T Ranch, and
retired from Ace Drill in 1963. She will be remembered for her love of
animals and playing the organ. Besides her husband of 59 years,
Charlotte is survived by three sisters, Geraldine Townsend, Helen
Bostwick and…
Allen Long, age 70, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Sept.10,
2008 at Sturgis Hospital. He was born April 28, 1938, in Saltville,
Va., a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Holmes) Long. Claude retired
from truck driving with Ligon Nationwide in 1989. He is survived by
four children: James Long, Steve (Shandal) Long, Lisa (James) Yoder,
and Ruben Long, all of Sturgis; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Comstock of Goshen, Ind.; two
brothers, Dayton Long of…
Claude Allen Long, age 70, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Rosenberg Chapel.
E. “Mac” McCoy, 87, of Detroit, died Sept. 11 (his birthday), 2008, at
Bortz Health Care of Petoskey, where he had been a resident for the
past year.
E. Redmon, 69, of Constantine, passed away Sept. 11, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Tipton, Ind., on March 29, 1939,  the son of Steven and
Bertha (Stout) Redmon. Dale worked at Millbank Sheet Metal Co. in
Kokomo, Ind. for 36 years, retiring in 2001. Dale was a member of the
Friends of the St. Joseph River, and the St. Joseph Co. Conservation
and Sportsman Club. Surviving are his son, Charles (Becky) Redmon;
daughters  Marlene Gardner and Charlene (Roger) Brown, and Tammy
Carson,  all of…
E. Roberts, 54, of Holland, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Dave graduated
from West Ottawa High School. He was preceded in death by his mother,
Patricia, in 2007, and sister, Barbara, in 1984. Surviving are his
father, Edward J. Roberts; sisters, Nancy and Dan Bauer, and Laura and
Dave Simcik; Nieces and nephews, Barbara and Steve Grilley, Danae
Bauer, Lee Bauer, Richard Moralez, Heather Horsting, and Anna Simcik;
aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Home
Cemetery. …
David N. Ann Arbor, MI Age 59,died September 7, 2008 Graveside service
was held. Memorials may be made to American Heart Assoc or Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation Arrangements by Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home,
Alma. Please view full obituary at www.luxfuneralhomes.com
L. “Mike” Murdock Jr., 59, a longtime resident of Devils Lake, died
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. He had battled cancer courageously for many
years. Memorial services for Mike will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at
Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Dr. Rev. Thomas Burke officiating.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Doris G. Bay City, Michigan Doris passed away Sunday, September 14,
2008 at Bay Shores Nursing Home, age 89 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
TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Dorothy Cecelia LaGrew, of Black River Road in
Ironwood Township, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. She was 79.
"Butch" R. G. Hamlin, 61, a resident of Berkley, died Sunday, Sept. 14,
2008, in Royal Oak. He was born Jan. 30, 1947, in Highland Park to
William and Eunice Hamlin.
F. Daniels, 90, of Litchfield Township, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7,
2008, at home.  She was born July 5, 1918 in Quincy, the daughter of
Elmore and Carrie (Hammond) Culbert. Edith graduated from Quincy High
School in 1935 and enjoyed being a homemaker and farm wife.  On April
11, 1940, she married G. Orville Daniels and he preceded her in death
in 2005. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Jerry) Bender of
Litchfield, Sandra (Daniel) Williams of Homer; one son, Stuart Daniels
of Litchfield; a…

Edward J. Bobowski, 95, of Boyne Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Sunnybank Retirement Community in Petoskey.
M. Westfall Sr., 89, of Woodbridge Township, passed away Sunday Sept.
7, 2008, at home.  He was born March 20, 1919, in Hillsdale County to
William and Nora (Hammond) Westfall and graduated from Frontier High
School in 1938. Edward was a farmer, owned and operated Westfall
Stockyards for 28 years, and lived his entire adult life on the same
farm.  On March 20, 1943, he married Mildred “Betty” Rutan and she
preceded him in death in 1996. He is survived by a daughter, Chloe
(Merritt) Padgitt of…
IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Edward R. "Echo" Kusz, 95, of 721 Leonard St., Ironwood, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, in Hurley.
J. Vogler, 63, of Coldwater died peacefully, after a long battle with
cancer on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at her home in Coldwater, with her
family at her side. A gathering of family and friends will be held on
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in
Coldwater. Interment of Ashes will take place at a later date in East
Jordan. Elizabeth was born June 6, 1945 in East Jordan to William and
Ruth (Darbee) Bell. Ms. Vogler spent many years in East Jordan, coming
to Coldwater…
J. Vogler, 63, of Coldwater, died peacefully after a long battle with
cancer on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at her home in Coldwater, with her
family at her side.
- The Mass of Christian Burial for Eric T. Beck, aged 66, of Allendale,
who passed away on Tuesday, husband of Kathy Beck, will be held on
Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Visitation will be
held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Life Story
Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr.
NW. Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. For complete obituary and to read Eric's
life story and to sign his guest book, visit his web page at…
A. Fox of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at the Hillsdale
Community Health Center. She was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Manchester,
Mich. the daughter of Carleton and Genevieve (Pease) Andrews. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Jason W. Fox and one brother, Thurlo
Andrews. She is survived by one daughter, Sue Fowle; one son, Andrew
Fox both of Hillsdale; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Benjamin Fowle
and Nora and Ella Fox; one brother, Robert (Joanne) Andrews of Portage.
Mrs. Fox…
F. 'BETTE' EUSEY, 87, of Kewadin, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at
Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, with visitation one hour prior
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. Burial will be in Maple
Grove Cemetery, Elk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk
Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
of Naples, Florida, and more recently of Farmington Hills, Michigan,
died September 13, 2008, with loving care from Hospices of Henry Ford.
A graduate in economics from Duke University and a former beauty queen,
she is survived by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Van Arsdale of Naples,
FL; children, Robert Gantt (Kathleen Murphy) of Royal Oak, MI, Mary
Gantt of Houston, TX and Georgia Gantt of Asheville, NC; and two
grandchildren, Frances Murphy and Charlie Gantt, both sudents at
Michigan State…
M. Volz 1912-2008 Florence Marie Volz, 95, Sebewaing, went into the
loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 5,
2008. She passed away in Pigeon Scheurer Hospital following a brief
stay. She was born on December 19, 1912 in Brookfield Township,
daughter of the late Christian and Ernestina (Kurzer) Roemer. She was
united in marriage to Paul E. Volz on November 5, 1938 in Kilmanagh. He
preceded her in death on August 24, 1945. Florence was janitress at the
former Farmers and Merchants State Bank the First of America Bank in
Sebewaing for 20 years. She additionally was employed at the Sherwood
on the Hill in Gagetown and other Sebewaing offices and homes before
retiring at age 74. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, a
charter member of the Mary Martha Guild and she enjoyed numerous Bible
classes. She continued to maintain a beautiful flower garden at her
home into her early 90s. She is survived by four children, Kenneth
Volz, Sebewaing, Margaret Dembowski, Manila, Philippines, Bernette
(Ken) Adams, St. Charles and Janis (Dennis) Pardeik, Flushing; 12
grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren;
nine extended great-grandchildren and three extended
great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara (Claude) Hornbacher,
Sebewaing and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a
sister, Martha Dronsella and a brother, Elmer Roemer. Funeral services
will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael Boyer will officiate with
burial to take place in the Northlawn Cemetery. She will lie in state
at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at 11
a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the
Immanuel Lutheran Radio Mission Fund. Arrangements were handled by the
Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.  
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Ekdahl McCarn, age 88, of Douglas, died on Monday, September 15, 2008,
in Hospice House of Holland. Florence was born in Douglas, on October
2, 1919 to Gottfried and Anna Ekdahl She was preceded in death by her
husband, Max McCarn in 1988; her infant twin sons; four sisters; and
one brother. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Nolan) Hall of
Mason and Mary Browning of Saugatuck; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews…
John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1,
2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5,
2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with
burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete
obituary will be in Wednesday’s Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing
www.RamseyFH.Com .
O. Thompson Sr., age 67, a life long resident of Monroe, MI passed away
Thursday, September 11, 2008, at 12:20 AM at Henry Ford Hospital in
Detroit, MI.
p.m Wednesday. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Thursday at Weise Funeral Home,
7210 Park, Allen Park (313-382-1150). Memorial Contributions to the
Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington DC 20090-6231 would be
appreciated. See online obituary/guestbook at
2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn
Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. In state Friday from 10 a.m. until 10:30
a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Priscilla's Catholic Church, 19120
Purlingbrook Road (East of Merriman, North of 7 Mile) Livonia. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to Seedlings Braille Books for
Children www.seedlings.org . To leave a message of condolence, log on
to vermeulenfuneralhome.com
Gary L. - Age 59, of Swartz Creek, was reunited with his beloved wife
of 37 years, Kathy, Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Genesys Health
Park. A Memorial Service will be held 6:30 PM Sunday, September 14,
2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road,
Swartz Creek. The family will receive friends from 1PM until time of
service Sunday. Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the
obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
F. Weed, age 91, of Fennville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at 
Holland  Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1916, in Saugatuck, MI, he was the son
of Milton and Mildred (French) Weed. He was a Technical Sargeant with
the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Mary Virginia
Warren on April 28, 1951. George was an Independent Distributor for
Standard Oil Company for 25 years in the local area, and a member of
the Glenn United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife,
Virginia; their children,…
Plumb, 88, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at home.
He was born July 21, 1920 in Pulaski Township, the son of Clarence and
Grace (Grover) Plumb. Gerald graduated from Hanover High School in 1937
and has been a lifelong farmer.  He served on the Hillsdale County Fair
Board for 46 years, was a county commissioner for 14 years, Scipio
Township supervisor, life member of the Grange and belonged to the
Lions Club and Knights of Pythias Lodge. He also belonged to the
Presbyterian Church…

be held one hour prior. Burial will be at the Keswick Maple Grove
Cemetery, Suttons Bay. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
the West Bay Covenant Church in her memory. Arrangements have been
entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
Thomas E. Blanchett, Sr., age 76, of Newport died September 9, 2008, in his home.
Ruby Grimes, 86, of Monroe passed away August 31 at 4:50 pm in her home surrounded by her family.
6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens
East Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest
Book" at
WARREN DEWAYNE ; age 44; passed away Monday September 8, 2008. Family
Hour 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at First United Methodist
Church, 14 Judson St., with Funeral Service commencing at 11 a.m.
Pastor Frederick Barr, officiating. Family and friends will assemble at
the church 10 a.m. Wednesday. Mr. Hollins will Lie in State in the
Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home , 268 N. Perry St., and may be
viewed from 4 to 8p.m. Tuesday.
BARBARA SUE ; of West Bloomfield; September 13, 2008; age 74. Loving
wife of Roscoe Hunt for 55 years; beloved mother of Deborah Hunt of
West Bloomfield and Jeffrey (Debra) Hunt of West Bloomfield; loving
grandmother of Jeffrey Hunt Jr. and Jessica Hunt; also loved by her
precious dog Shelby, as well as many nieces and nephews and great
nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Oakland County Boat
Club. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 10:30
a.m. at the Riverside Chapel,…
Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary’s of
Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug.
27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst)
Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957
in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been
employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19
years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed
Induk Douglas - Age 62, of Flint, died Saturday, September 13, 2008 at
his home. Friends may visit the family from 11 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Brown Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday's paper.
Irma A. Bay City, Michigan Irma A. Rooker, age 99 years, passed away
Sunday morning, September 14, 2008 at her home. Funeral and committal
services are tentatively planned for Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at
the Squires Funeral Home. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2:00 - 8:00
pm. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition. Squires
Funeral Home
Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel) 36100 Five Mile (one Mile W. of
Farmington Rd., Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In state
St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd. (S. of Five Mile) 10:00
a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Angela Hospice or
Family Fund.
resident passed away Friday, September 12, 2008 suddenly. Beloved wife
of Dr. Richard Johnson. Tina was born in Atlanta but grew up in
Florida. She met Richard in Atlanta and they married in 1982. Survived
by her loving children Jennifer, Tommy, and son-in-law Justin
Perekovich. Services Private.
Eve Morgan, age 69, of Madison Township passed away Wednesday, Sept.
10, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July
31, 1939, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Jerold Owen and Eva Catherin
(Lichtenwald) Klopfenstein. On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Donald Ray
Morgan and he survives. She was employed by Sears & Robuck for 24
years. Janice was a member of the Lutheran Church.  She loved
crocheting, making flower arrangements and cake decorating. In addition
to her husband of 52 years, she…
M. Donnell, 68, of Monroe died at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial
Hospital. Arrangements by Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home.
"Jack" Muter 1931-2008 John "Jack" Muter, 77, Port Hope, passed away on
Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad
Axe. He was born on January 3, 1931 in Huron Township, son of the late
John and Helen (Weiss) Muter. He married Beverly "Mitzie" Bouvrette on
May 30, 1953 in St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. He was a
graduate of Port Hope High School and attended Lawrence Tech in
Detroit. He worked as a Master Electrician for Bouvrette Electric Inc.
in St. Clair Shores for 27 years then retired to his farm in Huron
Township in 1981. He enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, fishing
and hunting. He was a member of I.B.E.W Local #58 in Detroit, a board
member of Thumb Area Transit for many years, a member of the Electrical
Workers Retiree Association and was an honorary member and past
president of the Port Hope Sportsmen Club. He is survived by his wife
of 55 years, Beverly "Mitzie" Muter, Port Hope; two sons, John "Jack"
(Shawn) Muter Jr., Riley Township and Jamie (Renee) Muter, Troy; one
daughter, Jill (Michael) Gold, Huntington Woods; nine grandchildren,
Joe, Mary, David, Dan, Josh, Elizabeth and Benjamin Muter, Troy and
Duncan and Colin Muter, Riley Township; two brothers, Ervin (Shirley)
Muter, Bad Axe and Fred (Joann) Muter, Port Hope; two sisters, Inez
(Jim) Frye, Kewadin and Tracey (Ken) Friedland, Macomb and many nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Joe and Eleanor
Bouvrette Sr. and two nephews, Richard Muter and Joe T. Bouvrette.
Services were held on Monday, September 8, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Rapson. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor officiated, with burial taking
place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Kaufman
Funeral Home, Bad Axe.  
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Veenhoven, age 87, of Holland died unexpectedly Sunday, September 14,
2008 at his home.  Born in the Netherlands he moved with his family to
the North Holland area as a child. He was employed by Dutch Boy Bakery
as well as Excello where he retired in 1985. He was a member of the New
Apostolic Church where he served as a priest for the Grand Rapids
Congregation. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marion
Elferdink Veenhoven in 1992 as well as a  grandson Matthew Veenhoven in
1981. He is…
Johnie Arthur, Sr. - Age 84, of Gaines formerly of Swartz Creek, died
Saturday, September 13, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be
held 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Central Church of the
Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road, Flint. Pastor David Hintz officiating.
Burial Immediately following at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand
Blanc. Visitation will be held at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road
Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek from 1-4 and 6-9 PM Tuesday and
at church from 12…
JOHNSON, 102, of Elmwood Township, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10,
2008, at Orchard Creek Assisted Living.No local services are planned.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

Joseph Mannlein, 73, of Dundee died Sunday evening at his home. Services are pending at Cover Funeral Home, Dundee.
Josephine Helen (Costello) Gill Clemens, age 93, passed away on September 12, 2008 in presence of family.
Josephine Helen (Costello) Gill Clemens, age 93, passed away on September 12, 2008, in presence of family.
Wis. -- Joyce E. Western, Oshkosh, 86, went peacefully to meet Jesus,
at home surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy struggle
with Parkinson's disease.
L. Montry, age 73, of Ida, passed away on Sept. 12, 2008, at her home
surrounded by her loving family. She had been in declining health.
J. Cooper, age 71, of Woodhaven, MI, formerly of Woodland Beach in
Monroe County, passed away Sept. 12, 2008 in her home surrounded by her
loving family.
Tuesday 2-8 p.m.
Lee Saunders was born Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Bixby Medical
Center, and went to be with the Lord three hours after his birth.
Surviving Kaiden are his parents, Krista Saunders and Josh Kimbrell of
Morenci; one sister, Kaycie Kimbrell of Tecumseh; his grandparents,
Roger and Karen Saunders of Onsted and Joellen Kimbrell of Morenci; and
many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his
grandfather, Charles Kimbrell. Cremation has taken place, and there
will be no public service.…
5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-
Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. Please visit online
guest book at
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Layla Mae Susnik was born June 11, 2008, and passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.
F. Gaertner age 79, of Petersburg, died Sept. 13, 2008. Services are
pending at Cover Funeral Home in Dundee. Call (734) 529-3156 for
F. Gaertner, age 79, of Petersburg, Mich., passed away at his home on
Saturday, September 13, 2008 in the care of his family.
Jones, 78, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 9, 2008, at her residence. A
memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frurip-May
Funeral Home in LaGrange.  There will be no visitation. Condolences may
be left for the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com .  
Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29,
2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in
Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married
Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He
preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky
High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since
1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats,
crafts, gardening,…
V. Gerrard, 94, of Osseo, formerly of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday,
Aug. 20, 2008, in her home. She enjoyed reading and gardening. She was
born Aug. 9, 1914, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to Victor and
Mary Perrine. She was married to William S. Baines, March 10, 1932 and
he preceded her in death in 1970. She then married Raymond Gerrard on
October 25, 1984 and he preceded her in death in 2000. Louise was
preceded in death by her parents, husbands and brother. She is survived
by her son,…
-- M. Faye Comparin, 78, of 125 Poplar St., Ironwood, was born to
eternal life Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Ironwood, surrounded by her
loving family, following a lengthy illness.
5-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 10 a.m. at McCabe Funeral Home 851 N. Canton
Center Rd., Canton. Memorial contributions can be made to the American
Heart Association.
Decker, age 79, went Home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, September 3,
2008, from her daughter's home in Livonia. Mayme was born to the late
Harold and Mabel Pattullo on April 8, 1929. She worked as a teacher for
a short time before she was married to Bruce M. Decker in June of 1951.
They farmed outside of Deckerville for many years. He preceded her in
death on September 14, 1986. After her husband's death, Mayme moved
into Deckerville where she enjoyed her family, her friends and work,
her dogs, and her flowers. For many years, she enjoyed the fellowship
of the Christians who meet at the Mills Gospel Hall. Mayme worked at
the Senior Meal Site in Deckerville for a number of years, then at the
Deckerville Library, until her retirement in 2007. In May of 2007, ill
health forced Mayme to relocate to her daughter's home in Livonia,
where she was lovingly cared for by her family until she went Home to
Heaven. Mayme is survived by two daughters and two sons and their
spouses: Eunice (David) Slocum of Jackson, Katherine (Gerald) Clark of
Livonia, Kenneth (Irene) Decker of Deckerville, and Timothy (Julie)
Decker of Bloomington, Illinois. Ten grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren also survive her. Mayme was preceded in death by
one sister, Jean Twiss. She is survived by her twin sister, Marion
Pattullo, as well as sisters, Doris Twiss and Sharon (Murray) Metcalf,
her brothers, Roger Pattullo, Harley (Janet) Pattullo, and Robert (Sue)
Pattullo, and sister-in-law, Geraldine Pearson. Also several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services to honor the memory of Mayme Decker have been
held at the Apsey Funeral Home your "Legacy of Life" funeral home in
Deckerville, with Mr. Larry Perkins and Mr. William Metcalf
officiating. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery. Condolences may be
sent to apseyfuneralhome.com  
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Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (Near W. Outer Drive),
Dearborn, Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7p.m. Rosary. In state Wednesday at
St. Sebastian Catholic Church 11:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at
Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Angela Hospice or
The Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated.
husband of Marilyn Milder. Dear father of Stephen (Crystal) Milder,
Susan (Manny Freiser) Milder. Dearest brother of Esther Freeman. Loving
grandfather of Sierra Milder, Seanna Milder and Sara Freiser. Also
remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES
CLEMENS or visit
1:30 – 9:00 p.m. and Funeral Service on Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Voran
Funeral Home (Taylor Chapel) 23750 Goddard Rd. Interment at Michigan
Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations
be made to Taylor Free Methodist Church, 8900 Pardee. Please visit our
Online Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

3-8 p.m. at the Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke Ave.
(S. of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. until time of
service 11:00 a.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 12500 Canal Rd., Sterling
Heights. In lieu of flowers memorials to National Kidney Foundation
would be appreciated. Share condolences with the family at
Lee Perkins, 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Gladwin, Mich. She was
born Dec. 18, 1911. She lived in Royal Oak for 63 years.
Meyers, age 87 years, of Adrian, formerly of the Britton and Holloway
area, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Tendercare of Adrian.
Majel was born on Sept. 15, 1920, in Ridgeway Township, the daughter of
Fred and Lottie (Sutton) Meyers.  She was a member of the
Congregational Christian Church in Britton. Majel enjoyed music,
conversation and wheelchair rides. Majel was preceded in death by her
parents and two brothers, Harland and Pershing Meyers. Graveside
Services will be held at 11 a.m.…
Mich. -- Margaret "Margie" Julien, 77, a longtime resident of
Wakefield, formerly of Ramsay, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 12,
2008, in Ironwood.
C. Rix 90, formerly of Plymouth, died on September 12, 2008, at
Tecumseh Place, Tecumseh, Mich. She was born and raised in Sebewaing,
Mich., to Herbert and Sarah (Hofmeister) Armbruster on July 16, 1918.
After graduating from high school, she moved downstate to Royal Oak,
where she met and married the love of her life, Gilbert Rix, on July
12, 1941. She was a very loving mother and homemaker to whom family was
precious. She loved to bake, especially fresh bread and special
birthday cakes for the…
Marlene Kay Harris, 56, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 12, 2008 at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind.
Cremation will take place.   On-Line Condolences may be sent to  Carneyfrost@earthlink.net.
Arrangements were handled by the Carney- Frost Funeral Home, of LaGrange, Ind.
Van Raalte Covell, 77, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Holland,  died
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2008, after a long illness.  Daughter of the late
Dr. Carl and Fern Van Raalte of Holland, she graduated from Holland
High School, attended Hope College and graduated from Saginaw General
Hospital  School of Nursing. Her husband, H. Stephen Covell, also
formerly of Holland, preceded her in death in 2004. Survivors include a
brother, Carl C. and Arlene Van Raalte of Holland; a son; three
daughters; and three…
Mary Ellen Ver Beek, 79, of Holland, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at a local care facility.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Pillar Christian Reformed Church.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, 188 w. 32nd St. 
Jane Hunter, age 91, of Constantine, Mich., passed away Wednesday,
Sept. 10, 2008, at Birch Adult Foster Care in Leonidas. She was born in
Florence Township on April 19, 1917, a daughter of  Jess and Fannie
(Worthington) Leister. Mary  graduated from Constantine High School in
1935. On Aug. 14, 1937, she married Donald Hunter in LaGrange, Ind.  He
preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2001. Mary  worked at Kirsch Company
in the 1930s until 1941, when she and Don purchased the family farm in
Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her
side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late
John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St.
Cunegunda’s in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary
lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She
was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan
Corners where she…
M. Schilling, 75, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at
Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Sept. 10, 1933 in
Reading to Lesley and Alice (Babcock) Laser.  She was married Jan. 15,
1956 to Jay D. Schilling and he preceded her in death in 1983. Mavis
loved gardening, crocheting, embroidery and hummingbirds. Survivors
include a daughter Loanna (Kevin) Glad of Temperance; two sons, Edwin
(Catherine) Schilling of Hillsdale and Jim (Vivian) Schilling of Allen;
a sister,…
14, 2008 Age 97. Wife of the late Edward H. for 68 years. Dear mother
of Carol Aubrey (John) and Janice Stokes. Grandmother of Andrew Aubrey
(Karen). Great grandmother of Kaitlin and Jackson Aubrey. Sister of the
late Genevieve Holcomb and Clarabelle Methner. Funeral service
Wednesday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers &
Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile). Family will
receive friends Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to The Judson
Center, 4410 W. Thirteen Mile…
Wis. -- Nancee J. Gardner, 76, of 206 Second Ave. N., Hurley, died
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Court Manor Nursing Home in Ashland, Wis.
L. Myers of Hillsdale passed away Monday, Sept, 8, 2008, at the
Community Hospital in Bryan, Ohio. She was born July 25, 1938 in
Jackson County, the daughter of Richard and Alberta (Troutner) Graham.
She is survived by four children, Arlene (Gene) La Doux of Shelby,
William (Julie) Myers of Bryan, Ohio, James D., Jr. (Debbie) Myers of
Osseo, and Cynthia K. (Shawn) Hawkes of Jonesville; eight
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on the way; one brother,
Fred (Becky) Graham of Reading; and…
I. Harris, age 32, passed away unexpectedly at his Carleton home on
Sunday evening, September 7, 2008. He was born December 21, 1975, in
Monroe, Michigan, from the marriage of Bobby Harris and Joan
(Joblinski) Harris.
Andrew Woodruff was born on May 2, 1923 to Mary Ellen Crowell Woodruff
and Edward “Earl” Woodruff, at the Hornish Place, Shock Road in
Beaverton. He died Sept. 5, 2008 after an extended illness.
 Nelson Klungle, 83, of Holland, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.
Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.
Norman “Catfish” K. Davis, 76, of Beaverton passed away Sept. 4, 2008 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a short illness.
continue Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the church. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be directed to the family.
F. Ford, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday afternoon
Sept. 10, 2008, at Millers Merry Manor in LaGrange, Indiana. He was
born April 8, 1922, in South Bend, Ind., a son of the late Harvey and
Emma (Sanderson) Ford. Oscar had resided in Sturgis since 1965, coming
from South Bend. On Dec. 28, 1946, he married Evelyn Koza in Mishawaka,
Ind. Following 21 years of dedicated employment he retired from the
Sturgis Foundry in 1986. After his retirement he had worked at Holy
Angels Catholic…
2-9 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra
Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). Funeral
Service Thursday at the funeral home, call (586) 977-7300 for time.
Family requests mostly plants. Memorials to SPCA or the Michigan Humane
Society. Share memories at www.bcfh.com

15, 2008. Beloved husband of Nettie. Loving father of Michael. The
family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral
Home. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at
5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Paws with a Cause, Grand Rapids, MI.
(Leader Dogs for the Deaf). www.howepeterson.com
5-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. Funeral Services Friday 1 p.m. at the
John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and
Cherry Hill).
son of the late Dave and Goldie Plotnick. Dear brother of Lillian
(Joseph) Myers and the late Eva Burnstein. Services Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew
Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Memorials suggested to St. James United Church of Christ.
MATTHEW PENNY, baby boy of loving parents Kevin and Tina Penny of Blair
Twp., passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Grand Rapids, Memorial
services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at
Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in an
upcoming edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being served by the
Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Isidore Durban, Age 78, passed away peacefully with his wife at his
side on Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Toledo Hospital medical
intensive care unit, where he had been ill for a couple of weeks.
33, of Gulfport, MS, died Friday, September 12, 2008 in Detroit, MI
where she had been living with her three children since Hurricane
Katrina. She was a dedicated mother and a nurturing, compassionate
friend to everyone. Her memorial service was held at Lovett's Funeral
Chapel in Mobile, AL on Monday, September 15, 2008.
Thursday and Friday 2-8 p.m. Order of Alhambra Galicia Caravan Rosary Thursday 7:30 p.m. ahpeters.com .
be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16 in Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home, Port Huron. Funeral Service at noon Wednesday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home with visitaiton from 10 a.m.-noon. Burial will be in
Oakland Hills Cemetery, Novi. Memorials to the charity of donor's
choice. To send condolences, visit pollockrandallfuneralhome.com
Randy Benson, 55, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at the MidMichigan Medical Center�“Midland following a sudden illness.
J. Brooks died September 12, 2008, with his loving and devoted wife and
children by his side.  His family wishes to thank the doctors and
nurses of the M.D. Anderson Medical Center, Holland Hospital, Holland
Hematology Clinic, and the critical care unit of Spectrum Health for
their outstanding compassion and excellent skills in caring for Ray.
Ray was born in Detroit on October 29, 1929 as the son of Herman Joseph
and Martha Leona Brooks.  He is a descendent of a long line of sailing
and steam…
A. Vaughn, 65, of 2810 N - 675 W, Shipshewana, Ind., died at 8:50 a.m.
on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Goshen General Hospital Goshen, Ind.,
after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 3, 1942, in
Allen County, Ind., to Rodney and Rosalie (Carlson) Vaughn. He moved to
this area in 1965, coming from Noble County. On Aug. 11, 1961, in Noble
County, Ind., he married Sherrill A. (Smith) Vaughn. He had worked at
J.O. Mory, Golden Auto Parts, LaGrange, Gerring Industries; he was the
owner and…
Richard E. Brunni, 81, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sept. 4, 2008 at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans following a long illness.
E. Poupard, age 71, of Monroe died September 12, 2008 at St. Vincent
Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 203 E. Elm
Rabineau, 71, of Coldwater, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at the
Laurels of Coldwater. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18,
2008 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service
will be Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home with
Pastor David Anderson from the First Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Richard was
born July 7, 1937 in Sault Ste. Marie to Arthur and Ethel (Eastman)
Rabineau. He married…
N.C. -- Robert Wayne Korpela, of 10 Cabe's Mill Road, Durham, passed
away July 3, 2008, at Duke Medical Center, Durham, following
complications from diabetes.
the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home 23701 Ford Rd. Tuesday 2 to 9
p.m. Funeral Wednesday, In state 9:00 a.m. at the Dearborn Ward Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 20201 Rotunda Dr. (Dearborn)
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery (Holly,
MI). Please make donations to the Disabled American Veterans. Visit our
Online Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com
75 of Clinton Twp, died peacefully September 13,2008. Dear brother of
Therese McDonald, Cecilia Roll, Mary Flynn, the late Davis Snyder and
the late Mary Margaret Nemes; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services and Military Honors will be 11 a.m.Thursday
September 18 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.
www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.com .
K. Peña, age 65, of Holland was carried by angels to be with her
Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 14, 2008.    Shirley was a
parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church she was a CCD
teacher and volunteered for the school. She was a member of the Eastern
Star and Lady Knights of Columbus.  She was a volunteer at the Soup
Kitchen, Holland Rescue Mission, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Francis
Funeral Luncheon Committee.  She was preceded in death by her parents,
Carson and Bonnie…
"Stefanie" Cooper, 94, of Monroe died Sunday at Tendercare of Monroe.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Allore
Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, where services are pending.

Sylvia C. Mathis, 69, of Berkley since 1977, died Sunday,
Thomas - Age 83, of Flint, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2008 at
Genesys Hospice Care Center. Funeral Services will be 12PM Monday,
September 15, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063
Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. Interment will follow in Flint Memorial
Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be 4-7PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Kindred Spirits, 2320 Dodge Rd.,
Clio.Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries
page of…
CHALMERS THORPE, 81, of Peshawbestown, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at
Tendercare of Leelanau.No local services are planned. Arrangements are
with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
be from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Wednesday. Pastor
Thomas Townsend officiating. Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin
Funeral Home in North Branch, MI 810-688-3232.
BRUCE A. ; age 66; of Milford; September 14, 2008; beloved husband of
the late Meta; loving father of Diann Richards, Betty Crane and Helen
(Michael) Murphy; proud grandfather of five and great grandfather of
two; he is also survived by many dear family and friends. A veteran of
the U.S. Army, Bruce returned to work as a Maintenance Technician for
the Huron Valley School District and enjoyed his retirement after 32
years of service. Memorial Service 7 p.m. Thursday, September 18, at
Elton Black and…
Mae Wardrop, age 82, of Monroe died Thursday at 5:57 a.m. at Mercy
Memorial Hospital, Monroe. She had been seriously ill for six weeks. In
accordance to her wishes, there will be no visitation or services.
Marie Stalhood, of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at the
Tendercare of Albion. She was born Oct. 4, 1939 in Hillsdale, the
daughter of Howard and Iva (Burke) Berry. She was preceded in death by
her parents; three husbands, Samuel C. Stalhood, Arthur Harold Byers,
Jr. and Russell Edwin Barker; two granddaughters, Christina Gordon and
Jonnie Barker; and two sisters, Louise Rodesiler and Nancy Berry. She
is survived by six children, Mary (John, Jr) Houtz of Hillsdale, Bonnie
(Jerry) Houtz…
Virginia Dawn Habasko passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.
on August 29, 2008. A Funeral Mass in his honor will be held Friday,
September 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stone Chapel of St. Hugo of The
Hill in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Walter R. Goodburn, 72, of East Jordan, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
be held Friday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral
Home of Suttons Bay. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. Burial
will follow at Suttons Bay Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed
to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 206, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
and/or Northwest Michigan House of Hope, PO Box 5014, Traverse City, MI
49696. Please share thoughts and memories with Keith's family on his
R. Ignatz, 91, of 211 S. Laird St., White Pigeon, Mich., died Sept. 13,
2008, at his home due to natural causes. He was born June 7, 1917, in
White Pigeon, a son of Ross and Eva (Zook) Ignatz. He lived in the
White Pigeon area his entire life and was a graduate of White Pigeon
High School as class salutatorian and a graduate of Parsons Business
College in Kalamazoo, Mich. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946
in the Pacific as a mailman, second class. On June 11, 1962, he married
Noma L.…
Ind. — Wesley “Randy” Blanton, age 58 of rural Williamsport, Ind. died
unexpectedly at his home at 4:57 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Randy was
born in South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 5, 1950.  He was the son of Jim and
Delta Blanton and Jean and the late Red Gadie.  He attended Coldwater
High School in Michigan.  He previously lived in Coldwater and had been
a resident of Warren County since 1981.  On June 19, 1983 he married
Joanna Lynn Brutus in Pine Village, Ind.  She survives.…
Brannon of Flat Rock died Wednesday at University of Michigan Hospital,
Ann Arbor, from injuries suffered in a car-pedestrian accident.
Arrangements by Flat Rock chapel of Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home.
L. Brannon, 79, of Flat Rock died at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor
as the result of an auto accident on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.
William E. Smith, age 59 of Adrian, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Arrangements are pending at the Wagley Funeral Home.
take place from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the
Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, also at the funeral home, with Pastors Lou Damiani
and Steve Dodd officiating. Burial will be in Acme Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society .
The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse
City; www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com

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