Monday, September 22, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 09/22/08


    Monday 1-9 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

    • 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…

      • 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. 

            • 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.

              • Anna K. Pollack

                Anna Kathleen (Becke) Pollack, age 83, of Colon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at the Laurels of Coldwater. Anna was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Elnora, Ind., a daughter to the late Bert and May (Edmondson) Carr. Anna graduated from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek with the Class of 1943. She moved to the Colon area in the early 1950s where she has made her home ever since. Anna married Carl J. Pollack Sr. He preceded her in death. She later married William Becke and he also preceded her in death. …

                • 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.

                        • BECCARI ROSALIE M

                          Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Wednesday. In state 10:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 54045 Schoenherr (Btw. 24 and 25 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                          • BOREN JAMES DILLARD

                            is Monday, 1-9 p.m. Interment in Michigan Memorial Park.

                            • BOSIN SADYE

                              Beloved wife of the late Murray Bosin. Loving mother of Elaine (Milt) Klein and Linda (Howard) Owen. Loving grandmother of Mark and Jared Owen, Michael (Michelle), and Bryan Levy, Sheldon (Trish) Klein; five great-grandchildren. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews. Service Monday 11:30 a.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment Oakview Cemetery.

                              • BRINKER MARGARET W

                                September 20, 2008. Age 85. Formerly of Macomb County. Dear sister of the late Joseph, John, Lawrence, Gerald, Norman, and Bernard. Dear aunt of nine nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 11:30 a.m. until a 12 noon Funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (S. of 22 Mile), Shelby Township. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneral, . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit,…

                                • 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. 

                                    • 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.

                                        • CANGEMI JAMES J

                                          Monday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Monday 7:00 p.m. In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (between 17 and 18 Mile). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to Sacred Heart Seminary appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                          • 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.…

                                            • CARVELL CHARLES R

                                              Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial tributes may be made to the Silent Children's Fund or Farmington Historical Museum.

                                              • CATTERALL DEBORAH

                                                • CHANDLER JOYCE E

                                                  Tuesday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Funeral Service Wednesday, in state 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. time of Mass at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth. Interment St. Thomas Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Memorials may be made to Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor.

                                                  • 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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                                                    • COMMARFORD JANET

                                                      at church begins at 9 a.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Tributes to the family for the children's education. View obituary and share memories at

                                                      • 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.

                                                          • 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.

                                                              • 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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                                                                  • 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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                                                                      • 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 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…

                                                                              • DePONIO HENRIETTA

                                                                                Monday 3-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Tuesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr (btwn. 21 and 22 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                • DeSANTIS ALFREDO

                                                                                  will be held Monday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home located at 45100 Warren Road (West of Sheldon). The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. In state 10 a.m. with Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at St. Hedwig Cemetery.

                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                              • 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 Delay

                                                                                                    DELAY, Elizabeth M. - Age 83, of Flint, passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 at Brian's House, Davison. Funeral Services will be 1PM Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. Rev. Marshall E. Delay officiating. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery where Elizabeth's four sons and two grandsons, Donald A. Delay and Leonard T. Delay will serve as pallbearers. Visitaton will be 6-8PM Monday and 1-4 and 6-8PM Tuesday at the funeral…

                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                        • FELCH REBECCA

                                                                                                          Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dearest mother of Deborah Buglisi, Dr. Richard (Bernadette) Felch and Paul Felch. Loving sister of Rose Schwartz. Survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services at Hebrew Memorial Park on Monday at 12 noon. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL.

                                                                                                          • FELTS LOIS K

                                                                                                            (nee Juday) September 20, 2008, age 91 of Beverly Hills and Birmingham area. Wife of the late Charles P. Felts. Dearest mother of Barbara F. Blain (Norman). Grandmother of Matthew J. Blain. Funeral Service Thursday 1 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (betw. 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to the Gleaners Food Bank or Karmanos Cancer Institute. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                            • FRAILEY RONALD CLIFFORD

                                                                                                              Age 65 of Shelby Twp, September 20, 2008. Loving husband of Susanne. Dear Father of Kirk (Yvonne) and the late Kevin (Alina) Frailey. Grandfather of Brandon, Kameron, Kaydence and Skyye. Son of Clifford and the late Lucille Frailey. Brother of Teresa (Ed) Grant and the late Stephen. Ronald was a member of the Royal Oak Masonic Lodge 464, Rochester Church of Christ and a past member of the Troy Elks, Detroit Sportsman's Congress and Power Squadron. Ron was a graduate of Avondale High School, was a…

                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                • 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.

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                                                                                                                    Sunday 2-8 p.m. and Monday 2-9 p.m. Memorials to charity of donor's choice. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                    • Gertrude VandeVusse, 91

                                                                                                                      Gertrude (Ortman) VandeVusse passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Oak Crest-Lighthouse Manor of Holland. She was born March 31, 1917 to Henry J. and Hermina (Ten Brink) Ortman in Holland. Her father passed away in 1920, as did an infant sister. She graduated from the Butterworth School of Nursing in 1939. She married Gerald VandeVusse on September 19, 1939. During World War II, and after, she worked with the Red Cross. She later practiced nursing at Zeeland Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital in Ft.…

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                                                                                                                        • HAWKINS WILLIAM JAMES A

                                                                                                                          lifelong resident of Detroit, William was born on April 21, 1924 and died on September 17, 2008. He was the beloved husband of the late Kathryn Hawkins, and the loving father of Lisa and Gina Hawkins. William is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as friends and neighbors whose lives he touched in so many ways. He will be missed by many.

                                                                                                                          • HOULIHAN RICHARD FRANCIS

                                                                                                                            Monday 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 28839 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Burial with Military Honors at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to the Capuchins. Share a memory at

                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                  • Irene Jones

                                                                                                                                    JONES, Irene Lillian - Age 89, of Grand Blanc, died Friday, September 19, 2008 at Winwood of Grand Blanc. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. with Chaplain Brian Hansen officiating. Interment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Holly. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Genesee County. Mrs.…

                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                        • James C. Kingman

                                                                                                                                          James C. Kingman, age 79, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sept. 19, 2008, at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Morris, Ill., a son to the late Gordon and Ruby (Hopkins) Kingman. James was born and raised in Morris, Ill., and has resided in Sturgis for the past 21 years. On June 24, 1989, he married Dessie Anderson. Jim spent most of his years working at the Morris Federal Paper Board and then Diamond/Smurfit Container in Morris, Ill.,  and retired from…

                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                • 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 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;…

                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                    • Kathryn Bosma, 89

                                                                                                                                                      Kathryn Bosma, 89, of Holland, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Holland Hospital. Arrangements pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                        • LOOS ALFRED B

                                                                                                                                                          • LUBLIN SEYMOUR

                                                                                                                                                            Beloved father of Lynn (Bill) Fox, Steven (Carol) Lublin, Jill Lublin, and Jack Lublin. Loving grandfather of Christopher Lublin, Melissa (Tim) Kornellio, and Shannon Fox. Dear brother of Bertha Heller. Also survived by loving frined Patricia Ryan. Services were held Sunday at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.

                                                                                                                                                            • LUMETTA MARY

                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                • 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:,…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Leola R. Barnes-Townsend

                                                                                                                                                                    Leola R. (Lee) Barnes-Townsend, age 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sept. 19, 2008, at Spectrum-Health Blodgett Campus. She was born on April 9, 1921, in Sturgis, Mich., the daughter of the late Vern and Ina (Pickerd) Shears. Leola was employed by Gilson Press of Grand Rapids, as office manager, retiring in 1983, after 21 years of service. She has made her home in the Grand Rapids area since 1949. On Aug. 11, 1940, she married Louis F. Barnes who preceded her in death. On Oct. 7, 2000, she married…

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                        • MALETECH IOLANDA

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 E. Hartgerink, 87

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mrs. Harold (Mary E.) Hartgerink, 87, Morris, Ill., passed away late Friday evening September 19, 2008 in Morris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Morris, IL. with her loving family by her side. She was born on April 12, 1921 in Hartford, Conn. The daugher of John and Ellen Alexander Young. She was educated in schools of Stonnington, Conn. and graduated from Stonnington High School with the class of 1939. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in June of 1942 in Hartford, Conn. …

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • McFADDEN CALVIN

                                                                                                                                                                                              2-9 p.m. Wedneday September 24, Dryer Funeral Home, Holly

                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mildred J. 'Milly' Samarziya

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mildred Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                    SMITH, Mildred A. - Of Swartz Creek, age 99, died Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Avalon Hospice. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, September 22, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek with Rev. Hal Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Halsey United Methodist Church. Friends may share an online tribute…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PERNA EVELYN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 15879 E. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit 48205. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott Ave., Detroit 48207.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RUGGIRELLO ANTHONY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blks, N. of 10 Mile). Funeral Wednesday at San Francesco Catholic Church, 22870 S. Nunneley Rd. (at Gratiot). In state 9:30 a.m. at the Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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 Janusz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Janusz passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home, Coldwater.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rose A. Strayer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rose A. Strayer, 95, of LaGrange, Ind., died Sept. 20, 2008, at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange, Ind. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Plato United Methodist Church, LaGrange. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, Ind. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Russell Moffett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MOFFETT, Russell F. - Age 97, of Harrison Twp., formerly of Flint for 91 years, and Bradenton, FL, died Tuesday, September 16, 2008 in Bradenton, FL. Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek with Rev. Robert D. Wright officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 PM until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SATTELMEIER GERTRUDE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 20, 2008. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late Erwin. Dear mother of Carolyn Noonan (Terry), Judy Belfore (David) and Bonnie Moore (Jim). Loving grandmother of Tom, Michael, Rick, Wendi, Lindsay, Greg, Sara and Tim. Also seven great-grandchildren. Member of Bethany Lutheran Church for 96 years. In state Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 11475 E. Outer Drive, Detroit 48224. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Valparaiso University Guild.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • STEINBACHER MARY HELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Rosary Tuesday evening. Memorials to Muscular Dystrophy or Multiple Sclerosis appreciation. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • STERNE MURRAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beloved husband of Rosalie and the late Mary Ann. Loving father of John Sterne, and Judy Isakson and the late Jeffrey Sterne. Dear father-in-law of Dorothy Sterne, and six loving step-children. Dear brother of Aranka Stark. Loving grandfather of Joshua Sterne, Paul (Joann) Sterne, Bradley Sterne and Troy Sterne. Numerous loving step- grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside Services Monday 10:00 a.m. at Machpelah Cemetery. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STINSON BARBARA JEAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be held at the R.C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, 1324 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park on Tuesday September 23, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SZUREK DONALD J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. For further information, call Funeral Home, 313-271-0800.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WAUTERS THEODORE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m in Warren Woods Church of the Nazarene. Additional visitation Tuesday at the church from 10:30am till time of services. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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) Tuesday 12 noon. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday 10 a.m. to time of service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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