Sunday, September 21, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/21/08


    Monday 1:00-9:00 p.m. with an evening prayer service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Road (north of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until Funeral Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer 1087 Gardenia (east of John R), Madison Heights. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at



        Age 60, of Clay, MI. Went to God on September 5, 2008. Beloved wife of Pasquale Annoni. Dearest sister of Barbara (Chester) Jodzis. Godson Joseph Jodzis. Nephews, James (Michele) and Jeffrey Jodzis. Grandnieces Alexandra, Brianna, and Gabriala Jodzis. Brothers-in-law, Donald (Linda) Annoni, Vincent Jr. Annoni, and will be missed by many extended family members and friends. She was predeceased by parents John and Virginia Kowardy and her son Kenneth Vogel. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Therese of…


          Age 38. September 19, 2008. Beloved son of Kathleen L. and Michael V. Dear Brother of Robert M., Jeffrey G. (Pamela) and Mark W.(Angela), also survived by many aunts, uncles and other family and friends. Resting at the L.J.Griffin Funeral Home. 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley) Monday 2:00-9:00p.m. Scripture Service Monday at 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday at 10:00 a.m at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 44800 Warren Rd. (W. of Sheldon) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a memorial tribute with the family at


            • Agnes H. Losinski

              Agnes H. Losinski, age 58, of Coldwater, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the Community Health Center of Branch County after a 12 1⁄2 year struggle with cancer. Agnes was born Jan. 21, 1950 in Bronson, daughter of George and Clementine (Wotta) Losinski. She graduated from Ladywood High School in Livonia in 1968. After moving to Coldwater, Agnes worked several years at Lamb Knit in Colon, and after the company closed, she was hired at McDonald’s in Coldwater, where she worked for over 20 years until her…

              • Ahearn, Theresa C.

                Theresa C. Ahearn, 88, of Midland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Theresa was born Nov. 30, 1919, daughter of the late John and Mayme (Weiss) Clancy, in Port Crescent, Mich. On April 7, 1937, she married Francis Ahearn. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She loved her family and enjoyed the Detroit Tigers, crosswords, playing cards and quilting. She is survived by her children, Donald (Judy) Ahearn of Saginaw, Robert (Judy) Ahearn of Midland, Gloria F. (Richard)…

                • Alberta Studier

                  STUDIER, MRS. ALBERTA J. "BERT" (Widow of Winfield) Muskegon Mrs. Alberta J. "Bert" Studier, age 84, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus. FUNERAL SERVICEs will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Lake Harbor United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Erbes officiating. INTERMENT will take place at Mona View Cemetery. VISITATION with Bert's family will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday at The Lee Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 6291 S.…

                  • Alfred B. Loos

                    Alfred B. Loos, 88, of Sand Lake, formerly of Livonia, Mich., died Sept. 19, 2008. Alfred was born April 6, 1920, in Detroit, the son of Fred and Wanda Loos. He graduated from Cooley High School and entered the Army Air Corps in 1942. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 35 years until his retirement. He married Laura (Edelmayer) Loos on Oct. 3, 1947, and they were married 60 years. He was a proud member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Allan.…

                    • Alice Ida Prichard

                      Alice Ida Prichard, 92, of  Centreville, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at her home. She was born in Lima, Ohio on Nov. 7, 1915, a daughter of Jacob E. and Ida Belle (Chiles) Fetter. She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1933. On April 20, 1935, Alice married Fred S. Prichard in Geyer, Ohio.  He preceded her in death on March 2, 1976. Alice was a homemaker and worked on the family farm and enjoyed gardening, canning and caring for her family. Alice was a member of Fellowship Bible…

                      • Alice Prichard

                        Alice Prichard, 92, of Centreville, died Sept. 17, 2008, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville. 

                        • Allen W. Parmenter

                          Allen W. Parmenter, 86, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 16, 2008, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday  at the First Church of God in LaGrange where services are at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International. Arrangements are by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. 

                          • Anita Rowe Sept. 20, 2008

                            Anita Rowe, 71, of Monroe, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe.

                            • Arene Schierbeek, 84

                              Arene (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…

                              • Arlene M. Fenton Oct. 8, 1933-Sept. 18, 2008

                                Arlene M. Fenton, age 74, of Newport died September 18, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

                                • Arthur "Jim" Fisher Jan. 26, 1933-Sept. 16, 2008

                                  Arthur quot;Jim quot; Fisher, 75 years, of Petersburg, MI died Tuesday September 16, 2008 in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Grand Rapids, MI. A roofer for over 50 years, he worked for A. B.

                                  • Arthur Eugene Holloway

                                    Arthur Eugene Holloway March 29, 1928 — Sept. 8, 2008 Arthur Eugene Holloway, 80, of Jerome, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in his home. Arthur was born on March 29, 1928, in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Arthur Ezekiel and Myrtle Mae (Sikes) Holloway. He attended Palm Beach High School where he was a Civil Air Patrol Cadet and played on both the baseball and basketball teams, and received his BA in Business from the University of Miami, Fla. He served in the United States…

                                    • Arthur L. Steinman

                                      Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.

                                      • Atton Sr., Daniel G.

                                        Daniel G. Atton Sr., 83, of Midland, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at the MidMichigan Stratford Village. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Father Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Daniel's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A…

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                                            • BOYLE WALTER JOSEPH

                                              September 17, 2008. Age 81. Of Taylor. Beloved husband of Jeanne. Loving father of Lynn Marie Boyle, George Manuel (Shirley) Boyle, Ronald Joseph (Amy) Boyle, and Cheryl Ann (Bobby) Bondarenok. Also survived by four grandchildren. Dear brother of Regina, Margaret, and the late George. Memorial Mass Monday, September 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Alfred Catholic Church (Taylor). Onlineguestbook at

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                                                • Betty J. Bernard Nov. 14, 1924-Sept. 18, 2008

                                                  Betty J. Bernard, age 83, of Toledo passed away Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Aspen Grove Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family.

                                                  • Brenda Kohsmann

                                                    ECORSE — Brenda Kohsmann, 51, of Ecorse, passed away, Sept. 7, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                                    • Burton L. Henry

                                                      A celebration of Burton L. Henry’s life will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4-6 p.m. at the Pentwater VFW Hall. The Henrys invite family and friends to gather to share food and memories of Bu... Read more »

                                                      • Byrd Bean Jr. Sept. 19, 2008

                                                        Byrd Bean Jr., 87, of Monroe died at 12:20 this morning at Mercy Memorial Hopital. Services are pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                        • Byrd Bean, Jr. Sept. 29, 1919-Sept. 19, 2008

                                                          Byrd Bean, Jr., 88, of Monroe, died at 12:18 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until services at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rev. Lawrence Detruf will officiate.

                                                          • CARAHER DANIEL J

                                                            September 3, 2008 in Phoenix AZ. Beloved son of the late James P. and Charlotte. Dear brother of James M. (Annelise), Catherine A., Rita (Chet) Kordel and the late Mary Jo Marion and Thomas R. Caraher. Survived by his son Daniel (Kearsten) Lizak and his grandchildren Brendan and Mollie Jean Lizak. Also survived by his loving companion of many years Sharon Younglove. Family will receive friends on September 27, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. until the Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St Mary of Redford Church, 14750 St.…

                                                            • CARPENTER CORRINE ANNE

                                                              , Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service 7 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., (2 blks. W. of Woodward), Berkley. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until of time of Mass 10 a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 2100 W. 12 Mile Rd., (Corner of Woodward and 12 Mile), Royal Oak. Burial, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials, Special Olympics, Area 15. Share your memories at

                                                              • CHARTERIS BETSY

                                                                Age 79, of Milford, passed away on September 20, 2008. She is survived by her children, Barbara Hanford of Tulsa, Oklahoma; John (Donna) Kleist of Highland; Colleen (Michael) Brinkman of Royal Oak, Maureen (Daryl) Watson of Berkley, Eileen (John) Makuch of Algonac; Hugh Charteris of Berkley; Philip (Kathleen) Charteris of Milford as well as seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Gerald C. Charteris D.V.M. in 2000, and a son, Gary (Angela) Kleist in…

                                                                • CHEKAWAY FRED

                                                                  September 15, 2008. Age 87 of West Bloomfield. Proud veteran U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He practiced law for 53 years in Detroit and the downriver area. Beloved husband of Virginia B. Chekaway (nee Schwantzer) for 40 years. Cherished father of Nicole Fredrica Chekaway. Also survived by his dog Abby. Memorial services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to St. John Hospice, 1371 Twelve Mile Rd., Madison Heights, Michigan 48071 or Holy Trinity Orthodox Church,…

                                                                  • CHRISTOPHER G. MARSCHALL SANDUSKY Christopher G. Marschall, age 30, of Sandusky, on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 lost his courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1977 in Farmington Hills. He was a supervisor at Trelleborg. He was loved deeply and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife Jodi, his daughter Alexis K. and his son Christopher. His parents David and Kathleen Marschall, his grandmother Cecilia Berent, all of Port Sanilac. Brothers David Edward of Sarasota, FL and Gerard A of Port Sanilac. Sister Marybeth C. of Sandusky. His mother and father in law Diane and Joel. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday September 14 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac. The Rev. Paul Bala will officiate. Burial will be in Old St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington 2 to 9 Saturday; and at Church from 1 to 2 Sunday. Vigil service 7 P.M. Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan.

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                                                                      • Carl A. Salmi

                                                                        CALUMET, Mich. -- Carl A. Salmi, 81, a former resident of Calumet, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility.

                                                                        • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

                                                                          Caroline “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 officiating.

                                                                          • Catherine O. Weber

                                                                            Catherine O. Weber, 95, of Gladwin passed away Sept. 16, 2008 at MidMichigan Gladwin Pines following a long illness.

                                                                            • Charles Joseph “Charlie” Crane

                                                                              Charles Joseph “Charlie” Crane of West Branch, formerly of Davison, 71, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at Genesys Health Park, Grand Blanc.

                                                                              • Charles Justice

                                                                                JUSTICE, Charles Edward - Age 76, of Fenton, died Friday, September 19, 2008 at Crestmont Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, September 22, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, J.C. Hager officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Saturday, 2-5 and 7-9 PM Sunday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Primitive Baptist church. Charles was born December 14, 1931 in Pike County, KY, the son of Dennie and Jetty…

                                                                                • Christi Lynn Brelig

                                                                                  MERCER, Wis. -- Christi Lynn Brelig, 58, of Mercer, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at home.

                                                                                  • Cynthia Gregory

                                                                                    Gregory, Cynthia S. Auburn, Michigan Mrs. Gregory, age 53 years, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Manistee, Michigan following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services are planned for Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Friends may call at Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. A complete obituary will be in Saturday's edition. Rivertown Funeral Chapel Kawkawlin, Michigan

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                                                                                      • DIANE EMILY GAMBLE CROSWELL Diane Emily Gamble, age 66, of Croswell, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born January 4, 1942 in Clawson, Michigan the daughter of the late Richard and Emily (Gerber) Kimes. She was a 1962 graduate of Clawson High School, a member of the Eastern Star, Warren, MI. Diane married William A. Gamble on September 23, 1984 in Clarkston, MI. She moved to this area in 1991 from Clinton Twp. She was a Registered Nurse and previously worked at St. John's Detroit Macomb Hospital. She is survived by her husband William; daughter, Bonnie & Mark Howey of Warrenson; son, Timothy Kammerer of Croswell; sister, Delores Haag of Marlette; two Grandchildren, Antonette and Les Howey. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Hill Crematory in Flint. Visitation with the family will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 6 - 9 PM Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. atMarsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with Rev. Daniel Bowman officiating. Memorial suggestion to the Family. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel Inc., Sandusky,

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                                                                                        • DINCAU PATRICIA A

                                                                                          Age 65, September 18, 2008 of Riverview. Beloved wife of Robert. Also survived by many family and friends who will miss her greatly. In state at The Allen Park Chapel- Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard) Monday 3:30-9:00 p.m. and at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, Riverview, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Vigil service Monday 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute or Michigan Humane…

                                                                                          • DOROTHY M. REGAN LEXINGTON Dorothy M. Regan, 91, of Lexington, died Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Medi Lodge of Port Huron, Fort Gratiot. She was born May 13, 1917 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Alfred D. and Angelina (Momney) Hebert. She and George P. Regan were married September 18, 1943 in Windsor, Ontario. He died July 20, 1992. Mrs. Regan was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Surviving are daughters Marilynn (Larry) Bernard of Lexington and Susan (Ray) Hoskinson of Belleview, FL. One sister Rita Tiller of Shelby Twp. Seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington. The Rev. Fr. Donald Eppenbrock, pastor of St. Denis Catholic Church officiated. Burial was in Saint Denis Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington.

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                                                                                            • DOYLE ALMA RUTH

                                                                                              Of Waterford, September 15, 2008, age 76. Wife of the late James R. Doyle. Loving mother of James (Nancy) Doyle, Cathy (Kevin) Rice, Ann (Bob) Bracken, Mary (Russell) Brown, Patrick Doyle, Timothy Doyle, Michael (Catia) Doyle, the late Daniel Patrick Doyle, and the late Thomas Shawn Doyle. Sister-in-law of Sister Mary Ellen Doyle, O.S.M. and Patricia Doyle. Also cherished by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held. Online guest book Arrangements…

                                                                                              • DUBE GERARD

                                                                                                Monday 3-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 9 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community (Hayes Rd. just South of 18 Mile) until Mass at 9:30 a.m. Donations preferred to "On My Own of Michigan" 2145 Crooks (Ste. #103) Troy, MI 48084. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line" Guest Book" at

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                                                                                                  • DUNNEBACK WILLIAM B

                                                                                                    Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile), Warren. Vigil Sunday 3:00 p.m. Funeral Monday, in state at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Donald Catholic Church, 16300 12 Mile, Roseville.

                                                                                                  • DUNWORTH L GENEVIEVE

                                                                                                    Age 93, September 16, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late John B. and Eunice B. (nee Krusen) Dunworth. Dearest sister of Louise D. Milhous. Genevieve is a retired R.N. from the Henry Ford Hospital. She was recognized in November of 1999 by Henry Ford Health Service as the First Hospital Home Nursing Referral Service Coordinator, which she helped to implement in the early 1950's. She received a B.S. Degree from U of M School of Public Health in 1948 and a M.A. Degree from Teacher's College, Columbia…

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                                                                                                      • Daniel Haehn

                                                                                                        Daniel Haehn, age 60, of Jonesville died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at his home.  He was born March 19, 1948. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. 

                                                                                                        • Daniel L. Belote

                                                                                                          Daniel L. Belote, age 52, of Bronson, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at the Community Health Center of Branch County following a long illness. He was born April 14, 1956, in Coldwater, a son of Kenneth M. and Carolyn M. (Klemmer) Belote, and graduated from Bronson High School in 1974. He then earned his associate’s degree at Ferris State University in 1976 and in 1977 moved to Houston, Texas, for a year, working in construction. Dan lived and worked in Colorado for Wick Homes from 1980 to 1989.  …

                                                                                                          • Daniel M. Demers

                                                                                                            Daniel M. Demers, 45, of Hillsdale, passed away   Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at his home. He was born May 20, 1963 in Gary, Ind. to Michael and Barbara (Maluvac) Demers, they survive in Osseo.  Dan was a graduate of Pioneer High School and attended St. Anthony Catholic Church. He has resided in the Hillsdale area the past 12 years and prior to that in Kunkle, Ohio. Surviving besides his parents Michael and Barbara, is a sister, Lorraine Landers of Osseo and also several extended family members and friends.…

                                                                                                            • Daniel Shultis

                                                                                                              Daniel Shultis, 50, of Lansing, Mich., formerly of Onsted, passed away, Sept. 17, 2008, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. He was born Feb. 22, 1958, in Tecumseh. He was a graduate of Onsted High School. Daniel served in the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a member of the House of Prayer and an avid dog lover. He is survived by his wife, Iwona Shultis; his son, Jonathan Shultis; his parents, Donald (Liz) Shultis; his siblings, Donald (Diane) Shultis, Gerald (Debbie)…

                                                                                                              • David Palmer

                                                                                                                PALMER, David Walter - Age 79, of Flint, died Friday, September 19, 2008 at Rockwell Memory Center in Fenton. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St., Flint with Rev. George Cleaves officiating. Interment will be held at St. Augustine Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Monday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek and from 9:30 AM Tuesday until the time of service at the church. Those…

                                                                                                                • Dennis Dean Davis Sept. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                  Dennis Dean Davis, 57, of Toledo, died Friday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. Bedford Funeral Chapel in Temperance is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                                  • Dennis E. Rutowski

                                                                                                                    Dennis E. Rutowski, 65, of Norwalk, died Thursday, Sept. 18 at his home. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                    • Dexter Ross Whitmore Jr.

                                                                                                                      Dexter Ross Whitmore Jr. went into the great beyond on Sept. 15, 2008, at home surrounded by his family.

                                                                                                                      • Donald Allen Cleary

                                                                                                                        Donald Allen Cleary, 70, of Perry, formerly of Fowlerville, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

                                                                                                                        • Donald C. Richmond Lapeer Donald C. Richmond, 77, of Lapeer (formerly of Waterford) passed away September 14, 2008. He was born June 8, 1931, in Pontiac, to the late Harold and Melinda Richmond. Don loyally served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from Pontiac Motors at the age of 56, after 19 years of service. Don spent many years volunteering at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church soup kitchen. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but, in his later years, became highly fond of the game of golf. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering around the garage, as handymen sometimes do. He had a passion for gardening and loved tending to the strawberry patch. Don was an exceedingly devoted husband and father with an exceptional sense of humor. He was always taking the necessary steps to teach when the opportunity arose and to prepare his family for the unexpected. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis Richmond; daughter, Terri (Ken) Fran

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                                                                                                                          • Donald F. Armbruster

                                                                                                                            Donald F. Armbruster, 83, of Allen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at home. He was born on Oct. 17, 1924, in Tuscola County to Herbert and Beatrice (Finkbeiner) Armbruster. Donald was a farmer, former Jonesville police officer and retired Allen Township sexton. He enjoyed bowling and fishing and loved to play cards. On Dec. 31, 1944, he married Hannah Fuerst and she survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Brenda (Duane) Kratzer of Allen; son, Fred (Connie) Armbruster of Jonesville; sister, Ila…

                                                                                                                            • Donald Rogers, 61

                                                                                                                              Donald Rogers, age 61, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dodie Renee Rogers; and his brother, Paul Rogers.  Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Viola Rogers (VanderLaan); his children, Russell Eugene (Katie) Rogers, Randie Vi Rogers; his grandchildren, Ellie, Max and Summer; his mother-in-law, Dorothy VanderLaan; his brothers, David (Carol) Rogers, Jerome (Diane) Rogers, and Paul’s wife, Carolyn.  Visitation was held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.…

                                                                                                                              • Donna Dixon, 81

                                                                                                                                Donna Dixon, 81, passed away September 3, 2008. She was a member of Grace Bible Church. She founded the Hi Neighbor Service as well as the New Comers Club in Brandon, Fla. She assisted her husband who was director of Child Evangelism Fellowship and the Inner City Outreach Inc. for 23 years. She is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Michael and Bill Hilbrands and Jill Leavens; stepchildren, John Dixon III, Carol Smith, Kay Scaglione and Karen Ely; sister, Hazel Visser; 16 grandchildren; and five…

                                                                                                                                • Douglas Ray Fansler Lapeer Douglas Ray Fansler, 61, a lifetime Lapeer area resident, passed away September 12, 2008. He was born November 11, 1946, in Lapeer, to Douglas and Dorothy (Locklin) Fansler. He married Margaret Kressbach on July 26, 1966 at the First Presbyterian Church, Lapeer. Mr. Fansler served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a lithographer for the County Press through Webco, then Web MID Michigan for a total of 38 years. Doug was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He loved bowling and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fansler of Lapeer; children, Bruce Fansler of Lapeer, Derek (Sherri Atkinson) Fansler of Lapeer; parents, Douglas and Dorothy Fansler of Lapeer; grandchildren, Cassandra, Heaven, Darian, Julia, Victoriea, Derek Sawyer, Dylan; 1 great-grandbaby on the way; siblings, Dale W. Fansler of Ferndale, Denae P. (Ray) Tait of North Branch. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pauline Fansler

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                                                                                                                                  • EGLESTON ANDREW GORDON

                                                                                                                                    Age 89, September 19, 2008 of Canton, MI. Born in Detroit, MI. Beloved husband of the late Frederica. Dear father of Drew (Sue), Paul (Georgine), and Marsha Egleston. Loving grandfather of eight. Proud great-grandfather of one. He won several amateur golf championships throughout Michigan. Mr. Egleston also had the honor of playing in the 1939 U.S. Open. He was VP of Detroit Steel and later VP with Pickands - Mather Corp. Arrangements by Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI.…

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                                                                                                                                      • EVERETT DAVIES MARLETTE Everett Davies, age 74, a lifelong resident of Marlette, passed away Monday (September 1, 2008) from melanoma at the Hospice Residence in Marlette. He was born March 20. 1934, in Marlette, the son of the late Walter and Laura (Macklen) Davies. He married Shirley Sirdan on June 3, 1961 in Kingston. Everett graduated from Marlette High School in 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Davies worked for 30 years at Buick City in Flint and 19 years at Ken Miller Farm s in Marlette. Everett was a long-time member of the Hope Lutheran Church and also a member of the U.A.W. Local 599. He was a jack of all trades, a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved to go to toy tractor shows and also collect toy tractors, toy classic pickups and cars. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Marlette; son, David (Shellie) Davies of Brown City; daughter, Linda (Skeeter) Ford of Clifford; grandchildren, Michael and Tyler Davies of BrownCity, Kelsey Ford of Daytona Beach, Fla., Taylor Ford of Clifford; brother, Emerson (Pat) Davies of Chester, S.C.; sister-in-law, Thelma Whitford of Tawas. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mervin Davies; sister, Olive Phillips; two nephews and a niece. Memorials may be donated to the Hope Lutheran Church or United Hospice Service. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday (September 6, 2008) at the Hope Lutheran Church in Juhl. Pastor Bart Muller will officiate. Burial of cremains will follow the service at Juhl Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

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                                                                                                                                        • Edward Boeve, 96

                                                                                                                                          Edward Boeve, age 96,of Holland, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008, in the Inn at Freedom Village.  His wife, Elizabeth Boeve, preceded him in death in 1986.  He was a member of Christ Memorial Church.  He was involved with Kiwanis Club since 1964, serving as past president and lieutenant governor.  He spent 25 years with Gideons and was involved with the boards of Home Missions and Classical Home Missions of the Christian Reformed Church in Portland, Oregon, for 15 years.  A resident of Portland, Ed…

                                                                                                                                          • Elizabeth J. Vogler

                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth was born June 6, 1945, in East Jordan, Mich., to William and Ruth (Darbee) Bell. Ms. Vogler spent many years in East Jordan, coming to Coldwater in 1987. She received her RN certification from Hurley Hospital in Flint and eventually went on to earn her MSW from Western Michigan University in 1987. Elizabeth had a private…

                                                                                                                                            • Ellen Johnson, 77

                                                                                                                                              Ellen W. Johnson, age 77, of Fennville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Golden Orchards Assisted Living in Fennville. Born April 28, 1931, she was the daughter of Charles and Mildred Williams. Ellen was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, long time benefactor of the Red Barn Theatre, supporter of the Saugatuck Center of the Arts, member of the Pier Cove Ravine Trust Association, a benefactor to the South Western Michigan Underwater Preserve Society which…

                                                                                                                                              • Emery Hole

                                                                                                                                                Mr. Emery J. Hole, aged 84, of Grand Rapids, husband of 61 years to Sybil Hole, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at his home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northlawn U.M.C., 1157 Northlawn NE. Relatives and friends may meet his family at the Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller NE at Three Mile Rd. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A complete obituary will be placed in Monday's Press. Reyers North Valley Chapel Reyers North Valley Chapel

                                                                                                                                                • Enidglee ‘Glee' McAdam, 86

                                                                                                                                                  HURON BEACH - Enidglee “Glee” (Wheeler) McAdam, age 86 of Onaway, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Golden Beach Manor, Huron Beach.

                                                                                                                                                  • Evelyn May Patterson

                                                                                                                                                    Evelyn May Patterson, 81, of Gladwin, passed away Sept. 7 at her home.

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                                                                                                                                                        • Fern E. Bengelsdorf

                                                                                                                                                          Fern E. Bengelsdorf, 75 of Dundee, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe after a 15-month bout with breast cancer. Born Oct. 9, 1932, in Sturgis, Mich., she was a daughter of John and Nina (Buchholz) Falkenstein.  She was married to Robert C. Bengelsdorf on March 14, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis by Rev. Herbert Heidenreich. Fern was a homemaker; a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroe, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 30 years; a former…

                                                                                                                                                          • Flora A. ‘Flo’ DeVolder

                                                                                                                                                            COLDWATER — Flora A. “Flo” DeVolder, 87, of Camden Township, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility, Coldwater.  She was born March 4, 1921 in Branch County to Ira and Lulu (Nettleman) Carr.  She attended the Fremont and Camden schools, graduating in 1938.  Mrs. DeVolder worked in the Regal Machine Shop during WWII and was also employed at the dime store in Coldwater.  Later she became a bus driver for the Camden-Frontier Schools and a receptionist at the…

                                                                                                                                                            • Florence McCarn, 88

                                                                                                                                                              Florence 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…

                                                                                                                                                              • Frances F. Ippolito

                                                                                                                                                                • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                  Frank 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.

                                                                                                                                                                  • GENEREAU GARRY L

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                                                                                                                                                                    • GOODE E RUSSELL

                                                                                                                                                                      "RUSS" Age 86, of Novi, MI passed away September 11, 2008. He was born September 29, 1921. He is survived by his loving wife, Lottie, sons Alan and Roger, grandsons Philip and Matthew, and niece, Kathi Meister. Russ Goode served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, CBI, during World War II. He and his wife were married August 14, 1948 at Good Shepard Lutheran Church on the East Side of Detroit. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Goode owned and…

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                                                                                                                                                                        • GREEN CHARLENE FRANCES (NEE BLANCHARD) A

                                                                                                                                                                          thirty-two year resident of Milford, died on September 18, 2008. She was 77 years old. Born on August 4, 1931 in the Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in Gulliver, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Frances Seaman Blanchard. She is survived by Larry Green, her beloved husband of over fifty-seven years; daughters, Donna (Karl) Krueger of Macomb Township, Nancy (Don) Chamblee of Virginia; grandchildren, Richard Krueger, Cheleney Eklund, John Eklund, Sam Brown, Sarah Chamblee, Michael Chamblee, and Hannah Anna…

                                                                                                                                                                          • GROSS HOWARD W

                                                                                                                                                                            or "DUCK" To the many who loved him, he was a loving, caring, giving, gentle man with a passion for life, his family, and his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He treated his beloved wife, Callie, as a princess and was an excited, proud father-to-be with their first baby. They met while coaching Special Olympics in high school, and their compassion for others bound them for life. Born and raised in Michigan, Howie and Callie came to the Pittsburgh area to set up new roots with both of them working for…

                                                                                                                                                                            • GROSS PEARL

                                                                                                                                                                              Beloved wife of the late Paul Gross. Dear mother of Dr. Barry (Susan) Gross and Dr. Steven (Caryn) Gross. Loving sister of Herman (Ann) Schonberg, Al (Ann) Schonberg, Ann (Jerry) Ruben and Dr. Milton (Sandy) Nathanson. Dear grandmother of Lauren Gross (Fiance Noah Gallagher), Stacey (Aaron) Masliansky, Caroline Gross, Jeffrey (Rachel) Gross, Paul Gross, Ian Gross. Also survivied by many loving nieces and nephews. Services Sunday 1 p.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248-543-1622. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park…

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                                                                                                                                                                                • HALALAY VIOREL

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. until the time of service 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory of Viorel at

                                                                                                                                                                                  • HALE VIRGINIA C

                                                                                                                                                                                    September 16, 2008. Age 87. Survived by cousin, Joseph Ozdowy (Jane), Betty Budnik (John), Barbara Bellows (Jerry). Also survived by James, Jacqueline and Genevieve Hale. Also many friends. Devote Catholic and long time member of St. Matthew Church and Secular Franciscan. She loved cooking, gardening, reading, and cats. In state Tuesday 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass 9 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6021 Whittier (at Harper), Detroit. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • HAMILTON CATHERINE R

                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 4:30-7:30 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Donations appreciated to Charity of Ones Choice. To share an everlasting memory please go to

                                                                                                                                                                                      • HARRISON HATTIE MAY

                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday and Monday 2-8 p.m., Funeral Service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mi) Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Helen F. Sontag

                                                                                                                                                                                          Helen 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 bowling.,…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • In loving memory of Barbara June Morley who left us on September 23, 2001. If we could have a lifetime wish that would come true. We'd pray to God with all our hearts for yesterday and you. A thousand words can't bring you back, we know because we've tried, neither will a million tears because we've cried and cried. You left behind our broken hearts and happy memories too. And with God's help, that will get us through. Love you always, your family.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • In memory of John P. marker who passed away Sept. 25, 2001 Lonely is our home without you, Life to me is not the same. All the world would be like heaven, if I could have you back again! The happy hours we once enjoyed, How sweet their memory still. But death has left a vacant place, This world can never fill. God gave me strength to bear it, and courage to fight the blow; What it has meant to lose you, God alone will ever know! Time goes by without you here, but you're never far away. I keep your love and memories within me, each and every day. Together Forever! Eleanor and family

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                                                                                                                                                                                              • JOHN L. MARTIN, SR. CARSONVILLE John L. Martin, Sr., Age 82, of Carsonville died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in Buel Township. He was born April 25, 1926 in Coal Creek, TN., son of the late Howard Edward and Cella (Leinardt) Martin. John served with the 3rd Army during WW II. He was retired village engineer for the Village of Carsonville. Surviving are his sons: Freddie L. (Vickie), John L. (Vicki), Edward L. (Annick), and Craig S. (Angela). One brother Lomas. Five grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Kenneth and six brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Monday, Sept. 15th in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville. The Rev. James Barnett, pastor of the Applegate U. Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Christian Memorial C.C., Peck, with Military honors by V.F.W. Post #8872. Friends may call from 1 to 8 Sunday and 10 to 1 Monday. Memorials are suggested to V.F.W. Post#8872, Port Sanilac or United Hospice, Marlette. Arrangements by the Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc. Croswell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • JURKIEWICZ ELEANOR A

                                                                                                                                                                                                  is Monday 6-9pm at the Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home with arrangements by Schrader Funeral Home, MO. She lived her life with love, courage, kindness, patience, generosity, and understanding. Always caring for others, she was the halo around the moon. She is at rest with Jesus now. Donations in her honor may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital or American Diabetes Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • James Albert 'Jimmer' Joki

                                                                                                                                                                                                    RAMSAY, Mich. -- James Albert "Jimmer" Joki, 62, a longtime resident of Ramsay, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Janet Sue Sales

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Janet Sue Sales, 45, of Adrian, passed away, Sept. 16, 2008. She was born March 21, 1963, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of James Stedam and Jeraldine Sales. She was a registered nurse and family caretaker. Janet was a member of Lower Light Church in Adrian.  She is survived by her daughter, Cali Cox; her son, Jason Branam; son-in-law, Roscoe Heroy; one sister, Jennifer Kelly; two grandchildren, Kenneth Heroy and McKenzie Branam; and many aunts and uncles, including caretakers Babe and Joyce Sales. Funeral…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jean V. Cowan

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jean V. Cowan, 94, of Kalamazoo died, Sept. 20, 2008, at Upjohn Care Center, Kalamazoo. Rite of Committal will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at White Chapel Cemetery in Gladstone, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jeffrey S. Sawaski

                                                                                                                                                                                                          WHITE PINE, Mich. -- Jeffrey S. Sawaski, 46, of White Pine, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jerry L. Lawrence, 72

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jerry L. Lawrence, 72, of Petoskey, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Sept. 15, 2008, at his home in Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joan C. Knight

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Joan C. Knight, 71, of Beaverton passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Midland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John C. Rise Sept. 4, 1940-Sept. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rise, John C., 68, of Augusta Twp., Michigan died Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Bortz Health Care in Ypsilanti.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Kewaygoshkum, 64

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Kewaygoshkum, 64, of Pellston, died early Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2008, at the Hospice House of Cheboygan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Rolen, 65

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John D. Rolen, 65, of Whitmore Lake, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, after a high spirited and courageous battle with brain cancer. Johnny was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Williamson, WV, son of Clarence and Rena Rolen. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a decorated officer with honors. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Rolen, of Whitmore Lake, Michigan; brother, Gregory Rolen of Cape Coral, Florida; sister, Cindy Rolen of Britton, Michigan;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • June Delgado

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DELGADO, June Nellie - Age 86, of Byron, formerly of Davison and Flint, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, September 19, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton with Pastor Josh Gates officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1-4 and 6-9 PM Thursday. Those desiring may make contributions to Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KISH MARTHA ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 6-8 p.m. at the Weise Funeral Home 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at Assumtion of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grotto) Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit (313 372-0762) Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • KITCHEN RONALD DOUGLAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • KOWALSKI CASIMIR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 18, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary. Dear father of Rosemary Dmytryszyn, John (Carlotta) Domagala, Janet Koval (Paul Franklin), Michael (Joanne) Domagala, Joan (Tim) McAlister, Carol (Rick) Kull and Cathy (Jim) Ignash. Also survived by one brother, one sister, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.) Sunday 12 noon until 9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, 23700 Joy Rd.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Katherine J. Jagielski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Katherine J. “Kay” Jagielski, 71, of 502 Maple Ridge, LaGrange, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 15, 1937, in Chicago, a daughter of Walter and Mildred (Gora) Paruszkiewicz. On Jan. 17, 1969, she married Harry J. Jagielski, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1998. She recently retired from the Indiana Toll Road where she worked as a toll road attendant at the Howe-LaGrange Exit. She was also recently working as a private senior care provider. Surviving…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LACKNER JOHN A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "JACK" September 15, 2008, age 67, North Branch, MI, formerly of Birmingham, MI. Dearest father of Leslie (Sean) Harrington and Jason Lackner. Grandfather of Benjamin and Roland Harrington. Son of Mary Ellen and the late John Lackner. Brother of Carol (Don) Frey, Mark (Sylvia) Lackner, and Bill (Jackie) Lackner. Private family service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LANKFORD HUGH H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday 1:30 - 9 p.m. Service Tuesday 11 a.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LILLIAN H. DARLINGTON DECKERVILLE Lillian H. Darlington, age 99, of Deckerville, died Sunday September 7, 2008 after a brief illness. She was born April 16, 1909 in Custer Township to the late Robert C. and Elizabeth (Basler) Nichol. Lillian married Merle Darlington on November 30, 1935. He preceded in death in 1997. She taught school for thirty years, retiring in 1972 after teaching in Holly and Deckerville, MI. This included three years in the one room Maple Grove School. She also belonged to the Deckerville Community Hospital Auxiliary, and was known for her many hand-made quilts and crafts. She is survived by two sons, Clare (Judith) Darlington of Brighton, and Donald (Yvonne) Darlington of Deckerville, one brother Grant (Viola) Nichol of Chelsea, four granddaughters, Debra Darlington of San Francisco, CA., Dawn (Rodney) Shelton of Howell, Heather (Aron) Kuch of Charleston, S.C., and Erin (Adam) Burke of Atlanta, GA., and four great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Nichol and two brothers, Milo Nichol, and Myron "Gene" Nichol. A private family memorial service has been held. Interment was in Downing Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Deckerville Community School Educational Foundation or the Deckerville Hospital Auxiliary. Arrangements were by the Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" funeral home. Condolences may be sent to

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Larry A. 'Himey' Himes Sept. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Battle Creek - Larry A. Himes "Himey," age 60, of Battle Creek passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 16, 2008. He was formerly of Newport, Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LeBLANC ZENO P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 16, 2008, age 89. Former husband of Ollie. Loving father of Alisa Tuppins (Anthony). Dear grandfather of Anthony V. Tuppins Jr., Alana Joy Tuppins, and Antonio V. Zenon Tuppins. Preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. Memorial Service Friday 11 a.m. at Word of Faith Christian Center, 20000 W. 9 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075. Memorial Tributes to Word of Faith Center. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leldon C. Berna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leldon “Pete” C. Berna, age 70, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Orem, Utah, a son to the late Harvey and Pearl Berna and moved to Sturgis in 1977 from Oregon. On Aug. 22, 1978, he married JoAnn Collins Gillette in Niles. Pete owned and operated  LJB Manor Adult Foster Care from 1981-1984 and was the district manager of delivery for the Detroit News and Free Press for 13 years, retiring in 1997. Surviving are his wife, JoAnn; a son:,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lilla Cain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lloyd E. Pawlitz 1919-2008 Lloyd E. Pawlitz, 89, Port Hope, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2008 at his home while under hospice care. He was born on May 25, 1919 in Huron Township to the late Charles and Myrtle (Emerick) Pawlitz. Lloyd and Mildred Schelke were united in marriage on December 15, 1945 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Township. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army at the Normandy Invasion and in Central Europe. Lloyd was a dedicated family man, a lifelong Huron Township farmer and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, Port Hope; two sons, Gary (Carol) Pawlitz, Macomb and Larry Pawlitz, Port Hope; brother, Arnold (Mary) Pawlitz, Sand Point; sister, Evelyn Hoeldtke, Hudson, Fla.; granddaughter, Kathryn (Kevin) Gentner; three great-grandchildren, Allison, Elizabeth and Jonathan Gentner; sister-in-law, Sally Hunter, Port Austin and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded indeath by grandson, Gary Pawlitz II and brother, Jim Detrick. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 in St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope. Rev. Greg Eilers officiated, with burial taking place in the Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lou 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MELARAGNI JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age 79. September 19, 2008. Beloved husband of Alice for 58 years. Dear father of Michael (Ingrid), Betty (Dennis) DeSantis, and Johnny. Dearest grandfather of Michelle, Stephen, Christina, Julia, Natalie, and Phillip, and great-grandfather of Eva. Loving brother of Marie and Frances. Family will receive friends on Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral Services will begin with prayers at the funeral home on Monday at 8:45 a.m.…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday 9 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Texas and Ohio, was received into the arms of her Saviour, Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 18, 2008. Lindsay was born October 6, 1980, in Indianapolis, the daughter of April and David Moore. Lindsay was an inspiration of courage, strength and unconditional love to the many lives she touched. Her years in school brought her great joy and she was especially loved by her teachers and staff of the High Point School, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lindsay (Linzer) will be lovingly missed by her parents, April…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MOORE STEVEN AND DIANA (FISCHER)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Formerly of the Detroit area. Died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Lakeland, Florida. Steven is preceded in death by his father, Gene Moore and his brother, Michael Moore. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Sheila Moore of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his mother Rita (nee Parisien) Moore of Riverview, MI; a sister Doris (Tom) Van Wagoner of Onstead, MI; brothers Henry (Lisa) Moore of Fowlerville, MI and Phillip Moore of Roseville, MI and numerous nieces and nephews. Diana is preceded in death by her parents…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MOSIER RONALD GENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          70, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 13 at his home in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born on May 17, 1938 and raised in Belle Vernon, PA. Ron graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in Physics. Following graduation, Ron worked in New York City in off-Broadway productions, an experience that led to his lifelong love of the theatre. After serving as a technical instructor in the U.S. Army, he taught mathematics at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mabel L. Cline June 16, 1909-Sept. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mabel L. Cline, age 99, of Cridersville and formerly of Custar, Ohio, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Margaret 'Margie' Julien

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Margaret "Margie" Julien, 77, a longtime resident of Wakefield, formerly of Ramsay, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marilyn S. Roberts June 3, 1931-Sept. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marilyn S. Roberts, age 77 of Newport, died September 16, 2008 at Windhaven Elder Care Center in Temperance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Martina L. Herzog Oct. 11, 1916-Sept. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Martina L. Herzog, age 91, of Rockwood, MI passed away peacefully in her home Thursday, September 18, 2008, surrounded by her loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Brown, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Catherine Brown, age 84, of Glenn, MI, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Holland  Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1923 in Ripley, Tenn., she was the daughter of Bud and Pearl Waldo. She was a homemaker, and lived in the Glenn area since 1951. Surviving are her children, Sandra and Richard Gilman of Fennville, Armelia Brown of Glenn, Dan Sanders of Fennville, and Roger and Marietta Brown of Elkhart, IN; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;  eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Joe and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Catherine Kolinske, 94

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Catherine Kolinske, 94, of Petoskey, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary L. McClure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary L. McClure, age 73, of Tecumseh, passed away Sept. 20, 2008. She was born May 27, 1935, in Somerset Center, Mich., the daughter of Gerald and Ida Rose. On April 4, 1953, she married Robert C. McClure in Adrian, Mich. He survives. Mary was the secretary at St. Joseph Shrine, Brooklyn, Mich., for many years. She enjoyed working on ceramics, a lot of which she gave away as gifts. Mary loved flowers and tending to her flower garden. In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by four sons, Ronald,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Sarna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mrs. 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Yvonne (Ludlow) Schlagheck Feb. 17, 1934-Sept. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Yvonne (Ludlow) Schlagheck, 74 years, of Temperance, MI died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in the Toledo Hospital. The daughter of Earl R. and Dolores V.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 87. September 11, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Frances Arnett McCoy. Dear father of Daniel, the late Laura (Richard) Johnston, and Sally. Memorial service Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Detroit, east side service drive of Southfield Expressway (N. of 8 Mile Rd.), Southfield. An expression of sympathy may be made to the Lupus Alliance of MI and IN or to the Penrickton Center for Blind Children. Envelopes provided at the service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McKinley Bryant Jr. June 25, 1926- Sept. 17, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  McKinley Bryant Jr., 82, of Toledo passed away suddenly September 17 at 11:27 am in Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McLEAN CAROLYN MARIE (NEE CHANEY) RN BSN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday 2-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John Health Foundation, P.O. Box 673271, Detroit, MI 48267-3271, ATTN: Nursing Foundation in Honor of Carolyn McLean.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • McLEOD JOHN DONALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Farms, died at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 4, 1923. He attended Yale College, from which he graduated in 1945, after serving as a naval aviator in World War II, in the Pacific theater. He then attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, and editor of the Michigan Law Review, and a member of the Order of the Coif and the Barristers. Upon graduation, he…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mildred J. 'Milly' Samarziya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BESSEMER, Mich. -- Mildred J. "Milly" Samarziya, 84, of Bessemer, passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2008, in Wakefield.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Monica Michelle Martinez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monica Michelle Martinez, age 37, of Essexville, Mich., passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1971, in Adrian to Eusevio Martinez and Erlinda Martinez. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1989. Monica had been employed as a day care provider. She enjoyed scrapbooking, drawing, art, music, and spending time with her children. Monica is survived by her mother, Erlinda Martinez of Adrian; her father and stepmother, Eusevio and Tracy Martinez of Tecumseh; two daughters,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mose L. ‘Vern' Clarmont, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ROGERS CITY, Mich. - Mose L. “Vern” Clarmont, 84, of Cheboygan, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at Tendercare of Rogers City, Mich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Moulton, Harry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NOWAK CHESTER A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9:30 a.m. Mass 10 a.m. Inurnment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nelson Klungle, 83

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nelson Klungle, age 83 of Holland, cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died September 15, 2008, with his loved ones at his side.  His family wishes to thank Dr. Dan McNeil, and his wife Beth McNeil FNP for their excellent compassionate care over the past years and to the Hospice Care Team for the outstanding services they provided.  Nelson was born May 13, 1925 in Holland to Charles and Jeanette Klungle.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nick, Jake, and Len.  He is…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • O'Dell, Charles Clair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • OLEJAR RAYMOND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family September 18, 2008. Beloved father of son Craig of Allegan, daughters, Jan Parsons (Scott) of Phoenix, AZ, Sandy Bowen (Jim) of Williamsburg, Jodi Olejar of Clinton Township, Shaun of Madison Heights (John), also survived by the children's mother, Agnes Olejar of Clinton Township, preceded in death by longtime companion, Muriel Willis of Roseville, cherished grandfather of Douglas, Ryan, Joseph, Kyle, Larry, Jamie, and great-grandsons, Anthony and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ORLOWSKI GENEVIEVE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 85 of Rochester Hills, September 18, 2008. Loving wife of the late Stanley. Dear mother of Sharon (Gene) Poole. Grandmother of Scott (Shelly) Barber. Sister of the late Helen. Aunt of Pam, Ellen and Bob (Rita). Sister-in-law of John and Hank (Jean) Orlowski. Funeral Mass Monday, September 22, 2008 11 a.m. with an instate time of 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. The family will receive friends Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • OSOWSKA (KANIA) WANDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 15, 2008. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late John Kania. Loving sister-in-law of Helen Dominick. Aunt of Bernard (Mary) Dominick, James (Mary) Dominick and Barbara Dominick. Preceded in death by her siblings Adeline Woodman, George Osowski, Edwart (Ted) Osowski, Richard Dominick and Stanley Dominick. Member of Transfiguration Parish Seniors' Club and the Warren Polka Boosters. Private memorial service to be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Opal Courts April 4, 1928-Sept. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Opal Courts, age 80, of Carleton, passed away at 12:34 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Fountainview of Monroe. She had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Opal Courts Sept. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Opal Courts, 80, died at 12:34 p.m. Thursday at Fountainview of Monroe. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Orville Archer / 1914-2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Orville Archer, 94, of State Line Road, Niles, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at West Woods of Niles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PARSHALL CECELIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home-Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hartland Historical Society for the Florence B. Dearing Museum. Please visit the family's online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PAUL VINCENT MOUGHAN SANDUSKY Paul Vincent Moughan, age 83, of Sandusky went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. He was born on August 12, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to the late Vincent and Jane (Morgan) Moughan. Mr. Moughan was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during World War II. Paul was a member of Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky. He is survived by His church family as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Sean Andrew Moughan. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 12:30 P.M. at the Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky. Pastor Paul Castle of Sandusky officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, Livonia, Michigan. Memorials may be made to the Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky in Paul's memory. Arrangements were made by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PAYNE ROBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday and Tuesday 4:00-9:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Monastery 1820 Mt Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PELIC EDWARD M SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Main and Orchard, Northville until time of Mass at 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PETERS DONALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PLUMMER SUSAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sun 4:00-7:00 p.m. Memorials suggested to the Michigan Humane Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • POLOCH WALTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 55. Dearest son of the late Mychajlo and the late Maria. Beloved husband of Judy. Loving father of Michelle Bartolotta. Cherished grandfather of Dominick and Jacob. Dear brother of Steve and Jerry. Special uncle of Christian. Memorial visitation Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m. at the Buhay Funeral Chapel, 3103 Commor, Hamtramck. Panakhyda (Parish Prayers) Sunday 5 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • POST THEODORE T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "TED" Age 89, September 13, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Leaves behind a sister Virginia Meeker and a special niece Sally Eckles and her loving family. Also leaves a sister-in-law Louise dBeauclair and her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PRYCHODKO IRENA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 18, 2008. Age 98. Wife of the late Grygory. Dear mother of Natalie Minninger (Thomas) and Peter Prychodko (Susan). Grandmother of Lisa and Greg Prychodko. Services have been held. Memorial tributes to St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 5130 Prescott, Detroit, Michigan 48212 appreciated. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia H. Young

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia H. Young, 81, of Blissfield passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at the Provincial House in Adrian. Arrangements are pending at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Paul Ellis Joelson Lapeer Paul Ellis Joelson, 84, of Lapeer for almost 40 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his beloved family, on September 13, 2008. He was born July 9, 1924, in Detroit, to Carl and Marie (Forslind) Joelson. He married Betty Gossett on June 28, 1947 in Detroit. Paul graduated from Redford Union High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a sales engineer for Contractors Machinery Co. of Detroit for 30 years, retiring in 1983. Paul was a longtime active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He served as an usher and was a member of the Men's Club. He loved golf and sailing. He is survived by his wife, Betty Joelson of Lapeer; children, Colleen (Michael) Morrison of Richmond, Va., Susan (Tom) Joelson-Lentz of Grand Haven, Mich., Glen (Yvonne) Joelson of Columbiaville; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jenny Gross; parents, Carl and Marie Joelso

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pauline F. Bertalon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pauline F. Bertalon, 88, of Pittsford passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born July 17, 1920, in Detroit to Florance and Velma (Miller) Smith. She married John S. Bertalon on April 9, 1939, in Pioneer, Ohio and he preceded her in death in 1979. Pauline retired from Stevenson Home in Adrian in 1994, after ten years of service and previously was employed at 99 Drive Inn in Hillsdale for 13 years. She was a member of Pittsford Liberty Bible Church and dearly…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RACKEY ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          August 20, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Gerald E. Rackey; loving mother of Gail Pearse; grandmother of Jennifer Pearse Huey (David) and Jessica Pearse; and great-grandmother of Pearse David Huey and Amelia Pearse. Memorial mass 12 noon Saturday, September 27, 2008 at St. Paul on the Lake Church, 157 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 or the Michigan Humane Society, Development Department, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220; Bingham Farms,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • READETT MARY ANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Was welcomed into her heavenly home September 17, 2008. She was born February 11, 1933 and raised in Flint. The bedrock of Mary Anne's life was both faith and family. She was an active Christian. She was an avid Motorhomer with a large community of RV friends. Their trips included mission and service projects. Mary Anne was an extraordinarily talented artist with needle and thread, creating legions of teddy bears, needlepoint and cross stitch projects, and quilts her family will cherish for years to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • REED WILLIAM D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday 12-8 p.m. at the Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RENOUF STANLEY J JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "JAY" August 23, 2008 (Age 57). Beloved husband of Carol Lee Renouf (nee McTigue). Loving father to Shayne Jones (Debe) and Scott Jones (Stephanie). Wonderful grandpa to Samual, Isaac, Lilly and Matilda. Loving brother to Cherie Lucas, Chris Renouf and Kate Colborn (Ted). Caring uncle to Stephen, Maggie and Peter Lucas and Hannah and Will Colborn. He loved all and will be missed by all - God Bless.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RHODA A. WEBB SANDUSKY Rhoda A. Webb, 78, of Sandusky, formerly of Croswell died Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Deckerville Community Hospital. She was born September 10, 1929 in Marlette, daughter to the late Archie and Blanche (Albertson) Burns. She married Opel Webb May 5, 1951 in Melvin, he has preceded her in death August 20, 1980. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Croswell. She is survived by daughter Opal and Vito Ferranti of Sandusky, sons, Dennis and Sherryl Webb and David Webb of Lexington; step son Rex and Nancy Webb of Brown City; step daughter Yvonne and Noel Goggins of Americus, GA; sister Donna and Ted Patrick of Marlette; grandchildren Lorraine, Ashley and Vito Ferranti of Sandusky, David Jr. and Holly Webb of Port Huron, Michelle Webb of Croswell; great grandchildren Angel and Alexis Webb Port Huron; several step grandchildren & step great grandchildren, special loving dog Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Dawn, step daughter Beverly, son Duane, sister Thelma and brothers Gerry, Allen and Larry. Funeral services have been held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Steven Kellett from the C.M.A Bethel Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Melvin. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette, MI. (989)635-3658.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RHODES WILLOUGHBY OVERTON JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday 5:00-8:00 pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. Graveside services will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, time pending. Light a Candle and Share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RONSE LUCILLE (NEE NIEDBALA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 14, 2008. Age 92. A woman of great strength and courage. Beloved wife of the late Valair. Adored and loving mother of Ronald (Margaret) Ronse and Gail Rappert. Cherished grandmother of Erik (Jennifer) Ronse, Keith Ronse and Heidi (Mike) Johannes. Great grandmother of Madison Johannes. Loving sister of Edward (Clare) Niedbala, the late Harry (Gertie) Niedbala and the late Evelyn Kornak. Also remembered by loving nieces and friends. Memorial Mass Thursday, September 25, 11 a.m. at St. Michael…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ROSSO JOHN M a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lifelong Birmingham resident died Wednesday, September 17, 2008. He was a graduate of Birmingham Baldwin High School and the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He was in the United States Army in WWII, serving in both Europe and the Pacific. He opened Birmingham Lumber in 1948, and ran its operation through 1972 when it was merged into Erb Lumber Company. He was active in the property management and development business in the Birmingham area for his entire career until his death. He founded and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ramirez, Marie I.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Raymond Lyle Taber

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Raymond Lyle Taber, 57, of Bedford, Iowa, formerly of North Adams, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident near Bedford. He was born March 4, 1951, in Red Oak, Iowa, to Raymond and Aloma (Carpenter) Taber. Raymond was employed by the Energizer Battery Factory in Maryville, Mo. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association, having won first place just a few weeks ago as the owner of the fastest trotter in the state of Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Raymond Schultz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Schultz, Raymond Saginaw, Michigan Passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Covenant HealthCare -Cooper. Age 83 years. Raymond's full obituary will be published in a later edition of The Saginaw News. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rebecca Henderson 1961-2008 Rebecca Henderson, 47, Perdido, Ala., passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on September 8, 2008 at her home. She was born on September 2, 1961 and was raised in Clarkston. She graduated from Clarkston High School in 1980 and from the LPN program of St. Clair Community College in 1987. Becky worked at Harbor Beach Community Hospital for 15 years. She also worked at William F. Green Veteran's Home in Bay Minette, Ala. for two years. She is survived by her mother, Beulah; son, Roy; grandson, Jordon; sisters, Laura and Judi and niece, Portia. She will be missed by her numerous friends in Michigan. A memorial service in Harbor Beach will be arranged at a later date.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard M. Evilsizer Sept. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Richard M. Evilsizer, 80, of Lambertville died Sept. 6 in his home. Arrangements by H. H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville, Toledo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richardson, Lorna D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert 'Cowboy' Burkholder Sr. Jan. 29, 1954-Sept. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert "Cowboy" Burkholder, Sr. age 54 years of Temperance, MI, died Friday, September 19, 2008 in Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert A. Pietila

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EWEN -- Robert A. Pietila, 53, of Ewen, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert Caldwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert Caldwell, 67, of Coldwater died Tuesday, Sept. 16 at his home in Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert Dale Waterfield, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Dale Waterfield Jr., 80, of Hillsdale, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at his home,  surrounded by his loving  family. He was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert and Margaret (Barnett) Waterfield. He was married Jan. 13, 1979 in Toledo to Alice (Maulbetsch) Waterfield, and she survives in Hillsdale. Robert was a graduate of Reading High School in 1946 and attended Michigan State University.   Robert retired in 1994, he was a real estate…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert H. "Bob" Baum Sept. 15, 1924-Sept. 17, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Robert H. "Bob" Baum, 84, Sandusky, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert Koster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert "Bob" Koster, aged 76, of Byron Center, MI, and Winter Haven, FL, was welcomed to his heavenly home by his loving Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 18, 2008. A Memorial Celebration of Bob's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Corinth Reformed Church, 129 - 100th St. SE. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stroo Funeral Home, and Monday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rohnda L. Wregglesworth, 61

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHEBOYGAN - Rohnda L. (Freel) Wregglesworth, age 61, of Indian River, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Hospice House in Cheboygan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ronald E. Winters, Sr. March 13, 1942-Sept. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ronald E. Winters, Sr., 66, of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Lambertville, MI, passed away September 5, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ronald T. Mathis Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ronald T. Mathis Sr., aged 61, of Sheridan, passed away Sept. 18, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ryan Earegood, 27

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ryan Patrick Earegood, 27, of Houghton Lake and Holland, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008, at his parent’s home surrounded by his loving family and fiance’. Ryan was born on March 17, 1981 in Grayling, Michigan. He grew up and attended school in Houghton Lake graduating in 1999. He then attended Lake Superior State University and was a member of Theta XI Fraternity and has served as the vice president and secretary for the fraternity. Ryan was working as a controls engineer for J.R. Automation in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SALYERS ANTOINETTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "TONI" (nee WONTROBA) Age 62. September 14, 2008. Beloved mother of Lance Salyers. Dearest daughter of John and Caroline Wontroba. Friend of Bill W. Memorial Services Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 5890 Evergreen Rd. (corner of Ford Rd.) (313) 271-3266, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Inurnment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Arrangements by Duzak Funeral & Cremation Center. (800) 331-5051

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SCHEELE KAREN L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Memorial contributions in Karen's memory would be appreciated to Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SCROGGINS DICK SCROGGINS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Corporate real estate executive, avid sailor, and longtime Greenwich, CT resident, passed away on September 9. He was 75 years old. The cause was cancer, his family announced. Mr. Scroggins retired in 1996 as senior vice president, Corporate Real Estate & General Services, American Express Company, after a 37-year career in corporate real estate. In 1982, the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, NACORE, certified him a Master of Corporate Real Estate. At American Express, he…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SHANKS ALICE ANN GILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 1934- September 2008. Ann married William C. Shanks June 1954 - 1971. They had two daughters, Tina Renee Shanks and Rebecca Ann Shanks and four grandchildren, Bobbie, Alicia, Gianna and Malachi. Ann shared the last 35 years with her closest dearest and best friend Dennis Danyou. Ann was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia June 2nd 1934 to Edna Myers-Gilliam and Bascom Slimp Gilliam. She had two sisters, Dorothy Kay Gilliam-Hodge, Jean Briley Hause and one brother Patrick Thomas Briley. Ann moved to her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SKRZYPINSKI ELEANOR T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 3-9 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. with 4 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 12255 Frazho (between Hoover and Schoenherr) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. John Cemetery, Ubly, MI. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SOSNOWSKI VIRGINIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Miami, Florida passed away September 16, 2008. Survived by husband Frederick; sons Todd and John; daughter- in-law Marcy; and grandson Spencer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • STEPHENS HAROLD T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 16, 2008. Age 90. Beloved husband of Sheila for 62 years. Loving father of Wendy (the late Jerome) Morrissey, Anne (Fred) Spennachio, Karen (Tim) Gaertner, and William Stephens. Devoted grandfather of Andrew (Melanie) Garden and Scott (Laurie) Garden. Proud great-grandfather of Avery and Ethan Garden. Also survived by his brothers James and Robert Stephens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted by McCabe Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SULLIVAN MARY JANE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 4, 2008. Age 87 of Wayne. Beloved wife of Jeremiah. Dear mother of Patricia (Kay Greenleaf) Sullivan, Linda Fullerton and Debra (Clifford) Mosier. Grandmother of Brett and Ian Fullerton and Paul Mosier. Also leaves special friend, her dog, Ginger. A Memorial Gathering has taken place. Family requests memorials to Garden City Hospital or Huron Valley Humane Society. Please leave a note of condolence at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Scott A. Aldridge 1967 - 2008 Scott Alan Aldridge, 41, Bay Port, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born in Detroit on June 28, 1967, the son of Ronald C. and Mary (Bowlby) Aldridge. Scott loved being a builder and built his own home to accommodate his special needs. He enjoyed with passion the game of golf and also loved fishing and playing cards. He enjoyed all of life with his friends and especially his family. On September 10, Scott was baptized by Rev. Gorsegner of St. John's Lutheran Church, Berne. He is survived by a daughter, Kayla, Clinton Township; his parents, Mary and Ralph Bronson, Bay Port and Ronald and Beth Aldridge, Ferndale; brother, Ron (Julie) Aldridge, Pigeon; sister, Erin Bronson, Howell; three nephews, Matt, Cory and Dylan Aldridge; niece, Marissa Bronson; special cousin, Amanda May and many aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 15, 2008 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. James A. Gorsegner, pastor, officiated, with cremation to follow at Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City. Memorials may be made to Spinal Cord Injury at Beaumont Hospital. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shirley A. Stubbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shirley A. Stubbs, 72, formerly of Troy, Ohio, more recently of Reading and Titusville, Fla., passed away after a nine-month battle with cancer. She was born July 27, 1936, in Harrod, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Russell C. Stubbs, Jr., having been married for 51 years; three children and three in-laws, Cindy (Stubbs) and Cobb Milner of Blowing Rock, N.C., Peggy (Stubbs) and Bill Yoerger of Carmel, Ind., Jim and Jill Stubbs of Troy, Ohio; six beloved grandchildren, Jonathan Yoerger of Savannah,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shirley Kraft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIVONIA — Shirley Kraft, 77, passed away, Sept. 12, 2008. Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Steven Michael Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Steven Michael Brown, aged 19, of Saranac, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 18, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Steven T. Hazel 1961-2008 Steven T. Hazel, 47, Bad Axe, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008 at his home in Bad Axe. He was born on April 6, 1961 in Chestertown, Md. to June (Robertson) Hazel and the late Melvin Hazel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving for over three years. Steve enjoyed gardening and playing cards. He is survived by his mother, June Hazel, Harbor Beach and a brother, Michael (Nancy) Hazel, Tenn. Steve was preceded in death by a sister, Roxanne Lemanski and a brother Bradley Hazel. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. There are no services planned at this time. Memorials may be made to the family discretionary fund, through the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Esther went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 11, 2008, at the age of 95. A native of Alpena, Michigan, Esther was an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and piano teacher. Together with her husband of 61 years, the Reverend Arthur E. Thom, Esther served in the music, visitation, and teaching ministries at Chandler Park Baptist, Burns Avenue Baptist and, Grosse Point Baptist churches. She is survived by three children, Carol "Toni" (Bill) Souza of Plantation/Pompano Beach, FL, Joel Thom…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • THOMPSON JOANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 19, 2008. Beloved wife of David L. Dear mother of Terri L. (Larry) Vollmar and Shari L. (David) Castleman. Also survived by two sisters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at 8 p.m. from the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.). Family will receive visitors Monday after 4:30 p.m. Memorial contributions to Angela Hospice would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tanya R. Fry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tanya R. Fry, 62, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 18, 2008, at her residence. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange where services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Theresa Ahearn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ahearn, Theresa C. Midland, Michigan Age 88, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2008 from St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sanford. Father James Hast OFM Cap. will officiate, with private family burial rites in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sanford. Mrs. Ahearn's family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street in Midland, and the church…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MINNIE MARIE PORTER, 99, of Traverse City, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Christwood Hill Assisted Living.Her cremains will be buried at a later date at Spring Lake Cemetery. A full obituary will be in Wednesday's edition of the Record-Eagle.Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • VITALE LORRAINE E (NEE HUGHES)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday, in state 9 a.m. at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile (between Schoenherr and Dodge Park) until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to In House Hospice or the Capuchin's. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at thier "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Velma "Scottie" Hailer 1928 - 2008 Velma "Scottie" Hailer, 80, Sand Point, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at home while under hospice care. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on February 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Agnes (McIntyre) Hay. On May 4, 1956 she was united in marriage to Frederick C. Hailer, Sr. in Detroit. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2001. Scottie worked in Detroit for many years as a secretary for Wayne County Government. She and Fred visited Huron County since 1966, and moved permanently to the Thumb in 1977. Scottie's door was always open and she was excited to see people whenever they visited. She always had a good and cheerful greeting with a smile. She was a former member of Scenic Golf & Country Club. She is survived by her sister, Mary (Richard) Bogdanski, Simpsonville, S.C.; nephew, Jeff (Suzanne) Bogdanski; niece, Deborah (Bradley) Bloomhuff; great-nieces and nephews, Alex, Brian and Charles Bogdanski andOlivia Bloomhuff; stepson, Frederick C. (Karen) Hailer, Jr., Rochester; two step-grandsons, Jeff Hailer and Scott Hailer; step great-grandchildren and several friends and caregivers. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 15, 2008 at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon, with Pastor Wendy Orzel, chaplain of Home & Hospice Advantage of Cass City, officiating. Burial took place in Caseville Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Advantage. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Verna Nettleman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Verna Nettleman, 52, of Bronson went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Community Health Center of Branch County. She was born to Stanley and Louella Nettleman on June 25, 1956. She was a Bronson graduate in 1975. Verna loved her family and enjoyed people in general and animals too. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, baby sitting and doing word puzzle books. Verna was a Bronson School crossings guard for several years, also an employee of Bill’s Steak House some years ago. Verna was preceded in death…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vincent M. Holup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BESSEMER, Mich. -- Vincent M. Holup, 91, of Bessemer, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia Soberalski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Virginia M. Soberalski, 73, of Scottville, died Thursday, Sept. 18 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. Virginia was born on Nov. 4, 1934 on the family farm south of Custer to Wilbur and Laur...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Vivabelle Fisher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vivabelle Fisher, age 87, originally of Sturgis, Mich., went to be with her Lord on Sept. 8, 2008, in Charleston, S.C.  A daughter of the late William J. and Ruth (Bender) Fisher, she was born Jan. 20, 1921, and was one of 10 children, four of whom survive her and five who preceded her in death.  She graduated from Sturgis High School and attended Marion College, Marion, Ind.  She taught school in California. Arrangements have been made for her interment in Las Cruces, N.M., where she resided after…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WELLINGTON GEORGE A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        age 74 of Commerce Twp. September 19, 2008. Loving brother of Graham (Gee) Wellington, William (Gloria) Wellington, the late Mary Vogel and John Wellington. Survived also by several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blocks South of Maple Rd) Monday 12 noon. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday 10 a.m. to time of service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WILKINSON SUZANNE (SUSIE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Loving wife of Lawrence Scripps Wilkinson and devoted mother of Elizabeth Higgins Stark. Passed away unexpectedly at St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, September 18, 2008. She was born in Detroit, MI and received Batchelor Of Arts Degrees from the University Of Miami, FL and the University of Paris at Sorbonne, France. Following that, Suzanne traveled independently and with her grandparents around the world, living in Lisbon, Portugal and London, England for significant periods of time. In…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WILSON CHRISTOPHER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 94, of Livonia, died September 17 at home in Charlevoix. Father of Robert (Vonnie) Wilson, Caroline (Don) Luttrull, Chris (Teresa Brooks) Wilson, Mary Lou O'Connell, Patty (Bob) Fitzgerald, Eric Wilson. Grandfather to seventeen grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death in 2002 by Elizabeth, his loving wife of sixty-six years, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Retired from teaching at Livonia Public Schools in 1979. A memorial celebration of his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wayne DeCort

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There is now one more carpenter in Heaven - Wayne DeCort passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the age of 66.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Willadene ‘Billie’ Fisher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Willadene “Billie” Fisher, age 83, of Adrian, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care in Adrian. She was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Bay Harbor, Fla., to Claudie and Thelma (Sooner) Griffin. She married Kenneth G. Fisher on Dec. 2, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1984. She was a member of Jasper Bible Church in Jasper. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ethel R. Case, and a son-in-law, Andrew Hubbell. Survivors include her three children,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William "Bill" J. Waghorne Lapeer William "Bill" J. Waghorne, 92, of Lapeer (also of Arizona during the winter), passed away Friday (September 19, 2008). He was born March 3, 1916, in Flint, to James Reginald and Susan (Huck) Waghorne. He married Erna Margaret Nielsen on August 2, 1940 in Imlay City. Mr. Waghorne worked in the accounting department at the former Lapeer State Home, retiring after many years. He enjoyed farming most of his life, specifically Wayne's Poultry Farm farming eggs, for many years. Bill was an avid golfer, tennis player and skier. He also enjoyed baseball and many other sports. He was a lifetime Lapeer Lions Club member. He is survived by his children, William C. (Joanne) Waghorne, Sr. of Lapeer, Pat (Bob) Maxwell of Owosso, Connie (George) Dale of St. Clair Shores, Kris Powell of Vanderbilt; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sisters, Gene Holt of Maryland, Betty Beaty of Dearborn, Peg Hengesbaugh of Allen Park,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William H. Stelcher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BESSEMER, Mich. -- William H. Stelcher, 91, of Bessemer, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in Hurley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wilma M. Emerson 1911 - 2008 Wilma M. Emerson, 97, Pigeon, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008 at her daughter's home in Owendale. She was born in Monroe on July 24, 1911, the daughter of the late William and Nellie (Strack) Drodt. On August 26, 1934 she was united in marriage to Karl V. Emerson in Ida. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1988. She was a 1931 graduate of Eastern Michigan University and taught elementary school in Hanover from 1931-1934. From 1950-1972, she taught kindergarten at Pigeon Elementary School. She was a faithful, active member of Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon. She is survived by her son, Thomas F. Emerson, Bad Axe; daughter, Joanne Rinnert, Owendale; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tommy Emerson, Jr.; two sisters, Norma Weilnau and Irma Wilkins and two brothers, Russell Drodt and Oscar Drodt. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Michael T. Sawicki, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in Grandlawn Cemetery. Memorials for Mrs. Emerson may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or Bay Shore Camp. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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