Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/08/08


    will be Thursday, October 9, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home in Union City. A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Frances Anderson will be held Friday, October 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima in Union City with Father Brian Stanley officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Union City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beginnings Care for Life Center in Coldwater. Arrangements are by the…

    • Adam Paul Prominski

      Adam Paul Prominski, age 25, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away suddenly Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 after an automobile accident.,

      • Albert "Tab" T. Donohue 1934-2008 Albert "Tab" T. Donohue, 73, Bradenton, Fla., passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 4, 1934 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Alfred and Ina (Carpenter) Donohue. He was united in marriage to Patricia Sharpsteen in Sebewaing on November 5, 1955 with this year having marked their 53rd wedding anniversary. Tab served in the U.S. Army, was employed by the C & O Railroad, co-owned Duffie's Tavern with his wife and had retired from the Sebewaing Light and Water Company. He was active and held may offices for several years with the Michigan License and Beverage Association, Sebewaing Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Fire Department and the Huron County March of Dimes. He was a member of the American Legion Post 309, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose in Bradenton, Fla. He had been a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Sebewaing. He had been a Sebewaing resident for many years until his retirement when he moved to Erie, Pa. and in 2003 moved to Bradenton, Fla. to live full time. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, Bradenton, Fla.; one daughter, Rebecca (Tom) VanDyke, Erie, Pa.; one granddaughter, who was "the apple of his eye," Alexys VanDyke, Erie, Pa.; three brothers, Sam Riddlebarger, Sandusky, Oscar Donohue, Grand Blanc and Lloyd Donohue, Sebewaing; two sisters, Betty Browell and Faye Werschky, both of Sebewaing and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bill, Warren and Paul; two sisters, Florence and Ruth and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place at Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory in Bradenton, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Harborcreek Baptist Church, Erie, Pa. with Dr. Donald Roach and pastor David Roach officiating. Memorials may be made to Harborcreek Christian School, 4719 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa. 16510. Arrangements were handled by the Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Bradenton, Fla.

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        • Alexander Russell

          RUSSELL, Alexander B. - Age 93, of Gaines, formerly of Grand Blanc, died Friday, October 3, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Genesys Hospice. Mr. Russell was born September 5, 1915 in Gladden, PA, the son of Alexander and Annie (Brodie) Russell.…

          • Allen Hugh Taylor, 65

            Allen Hugh Taylor, 65, of Petoskey, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Detroit Medical Center.

            • Alvin "Bud" Bates

              Alvin “Bud” Bates of Boyne City died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, surrounded by his family.

              • Alvin L. Miller

                Alvin  L. Miller, age 86, of Britton passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at his home. Services at Cover Funeral Home in Dundee. Call (734) 529-3156 for information.

                • Alvin L. Miller June 2, 1922-Oct. 3, 2008

                  Alvin L. Miller, age 86 of Britton passed away on Friday, October 3, 2008 at his home. He was born in Dundee, Michigan on June 2, 1922 to Walter and Anna (Waterstradt) Miller. He married Ruth E.

                  • Anna Bell Crummel Sept. 29, 1929 - Oct. 5, 2008

                    Anna Bell Crummel, 79, of Erie passed away October 5 at 5:00 am in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

                    • Annette Claxton

                      Claxton, Annette Marie Clinton, MI Age 50. Died Thursday, October 2, 2008. Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 220 Brown St., Clinton, Michigan with Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrant. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The family will receive friends at Janowiak Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Monday from 9 until time of Mass. Please read her comp[lete obituary and…

                      • Antoinette Theresa Benetti

                        GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Antoinette Theresa Benetti, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. A longtime resident of Green River, and former resident of Ironwood, Mich., Antoinette passed away following a lengthy illness.

                        • 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.

                          • Aura Schaefer

                            SCHAEFER, Aura Jeane - Age 73, of Durand, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Memorial Hospital of Owosso. A Memorial Service will be 3PM Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. The family will receive friends 12PM Sunday until time of service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in Aura's memory. Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of

                            • BARTON THOMAS ROBERT

                              Thursday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Services Friday 10 a.m. at R.J.Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, 48192. Burial Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly MI.

                              • BEERS JANET C

                                6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Donations to First Presbyterian Church Deacon Fund or the Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

                                • BELK GAIL J

                                  Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). In state Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. time of service at Christ Lutheran Church, 32300 Schoenherr Rd. (3 blocks S. of 14 Mile Rd.). Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                  • BRUER BETTY J

                                    Thursday 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Services Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Glen Eden Memorial Park. Please visit on-line guest book at

                                    • BUCKHOLZ CHESTER R

                                      October 7, 2008. Age 84. Loving husband of Helen for 58 years. Dear father of Mark (Jane) and Pamela (Paul) Prosniewski. Loving granddad of Corinne, Elyse, Grace and Abigail. Dear brother of Helen Wrone and the late Bill, brother-in-law of Sophie Lewandowski, Henry Jantosz and Rose Bucholz. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Retired Detroit Fire Chief (DFD 36 years). Decorated World War II combat veteran: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 14th Air Force, Army Air Corps,…

                                      • BUTLER MITCHELL KENNETH

                                        Wednesday 2-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman), Livonia.

                                        • Beverly Ann Hall

                                          Beverly Ann Hall, aged 73, of Ionia, passed away Oct. 6, 2008.

                                          • Brent G. Burnside

                                            Brent G. Burnside, 47, of Bronson, Mich. ,died Oct. 5, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room after being stricken at home with an apparent heart attack. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Trayer Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his children’s education fund.

                                            • CARCONE ANGELINA

                                              Age 87, October 6, 2008. Beloved wife of Anthony "Frank". Dear mother of Kristin Wesley (Patrick) and Daniel. Loving grandmother of Bryan and Brooke. Sister of Isabel Castiglione and Gena Beever. Family will receive friends Thursday 3-8 A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 N. Adams Road, Troy. Prayers at the funeral home Friday 9:15 a.m. followed by…

                                              • CARSON DOROTHY LUCILLE

                                                , Friday, October 10th, 3-8 p.m. at O.H. Pye III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Rd. in Detroit. Family Hour, October 11th, 12 noon, Services, 12:30 p.m. Visit online guest book at

                                                • CARTER ROMONA

                                                  Age 77, of St. Clair Shores. Beloved wife of Charles. Dearest mother of Dail (Ray) Carney, Charles (Tari), Lynn (Karl) Wagner and Jennifer (David) Sanderson. Loving grandmother to Brett, Carolyn, Cole, Chelsea, and Maggie. Dear sister of Hersh (Barbara) Wisdom. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial Mass 10 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or…

                                                • CARWAN MARYANN COX

                                                  Thursday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at St Elizabeth Catholic Church 138 Goodell Wyandotte. Funeral Mass Thursday 11a.m. Burial Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Contributions would be appreciated. Arrangements by H.F.Thon Funeral Home,

                                                  • CHIELENS SHIRLEY C

                                                    Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc, 22412 Overlake Dr., St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions to the Capuchins appreciated. Light a Candle and Share a Memory at

                                                    • CONSOLACION E. BANADOS SANDUSKY Consolacion E. Banados, age 92, of Sandusky, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan. She was born January 28, 1916 in the Philippines the daughter of the late Moises and Lucia (Capareda) Elauria. Consolacion moved to Sandusky in 1994 from Grand Blanc, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky. She is survived by: Dr. Zenaida Cardenas (daughter) of Sandusky, Adolfo Banados (son) of the Philippines, 11 Grandchildren, Carmelo, Rizalino, Rolando, Danilo, John, Jimmy, Rachel and Maribelle Banados, Melvin, Michelle and Nicole Cardenas, 10 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino Banados, who gave his life while serving in the U. S. Armed forces for the 41st Infantry Division during WWII. A scripture / rosary service was held on Friday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky with Fr. Charles Hammond officiating. Cremation followed services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorial suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

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                                                      • CORACE PATRICIA E (NEE HARVEY)

                                                        Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 28301 Little Mack (S. of Martin). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Fr. Solanus Center preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On Line Guestbook" at

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                                                          • Carl Kenneth Lunn Aug. 4, 1932-Sept. 29, 2008

                                                            Carl Kenneth Lunn died September 29th, 2008 from complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis and went to see his Heavenly Father. Carl spent his last days at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Born August, 4, 1932 in Payne, OH.

                                                            • 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.

                                                              • Cecil Venzke June 7, 1922 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                Cecil Venzke, 86 yrs, of Petersburg, died Sunday morning at Fountain View of Monroe. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Tuesday from 1-8 P.M. Funeral services will be private, with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg.

                                                                • DYE-SCOT JACQUELINE LAURA

                                                                  Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 30, 2008 at the age of 48. Jacquline, wife of Leroy Scott, beloved daughter of Jack and Lovie McClarty, loving mother of Jerome, Charmaine, Angela, Lovie, MarYona, Damaine, stepchildren Keisha and Mark, grandmother of Rayshanda, Kenneath, Jerome Jr, Wesley Jr, DeArra, Daleesa, Nahshon, Thomas, Phillip also survived by four brothers, Edward, Lester, Jerry and Charles (who preceded her in death). Service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11 a.m. at…

                                                                  • Daniel Michalak

                                                                    Michalak, Daniel D. Bay City, Michigan Mr. Michalak passed away Friday afternoon, October 3, 2008 at Brian's House, age 83 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                    • Danny Blakely

                                                                      BLAKELY, Danny Michael - Age 54, of Flint, died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at home. Funeral Services will be 1PM Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. Visitation will be 2-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's paper.

                                                                      • Dante Pricco

                                                                        BESSEMER, Mich. -- Dante Pricco, 94, of Bessemer, died Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008.

                                                                        • David Charles Boodt II

                                                                          David Charles Boodt II, 19, of White Pigeon, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, on Centreville-Constantine Road in Florence Township from injuries sustained in an automobile-pedestrian accident. Relatives and friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services are at 4 p.m. Thursday with the Chaplain Dan Lane officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Burial of the cremains and a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m.…

                                                                          • David Knight

                                                                            David Knight, age 73, of Clinton died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Toledo Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1935, the son of John M. and Genevieve A. (Furgason) Knight in Clinton, Mich. He married Nancy VanRiper Dec. 9, 1954, and she survives. David was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist, a devoted Christian and loving husband, father and grandfather. He worked at Clinton Engines for 10 years. David owned and operated the Sinclair gas station in Clinton; then was employed at Ford Motor Company,…

                                                                            • David Knight Sr.

                                                                              David Knight Sr., age 73, of Clinton died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending with Handler Funeral Home.

                                                                              • Deborah Kay Yinger

                                                                                Deborah Kay Yinger  of Hillsdale passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born April 4, 1957 in Hillsdale the daughter of Frederick and Rosalie (Winchell) Northrup. She is survived by her husband, William P. Yinger whom she married on Feb. 4, 1979. She is also survived by five children, Greg (Amy) Spahr, June (Brad) Palmer, William Jr. Yinger, Bobby (Tiffany) Yinger and Tommy Yinger all of Hillsdale; seven grandchildren; her mother, Rosalie Northrup;…

                                                                                • Deloris M. Crandall

                                                                                  Deloris M. Crandall, 87, of Union City died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at The Laurels of Coldwater. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Wilson of the Gospel Lighthouse officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Union City. Deloris was born Sept. 7, 1921 in Auburn, Ind. to Alfred and Alta (Ruhl) Fee. She married Lloyd Crandall on…

                                                                                  • Dennis S. Taylor

                                                                                    Dennis S. Taylor, 53, of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly following surgery on Friday, Oct. 3. Dennis was a young man who loved to ski in Colorado where he resided from 1974 to 2000. He enthusiastic...

                                                                                    • Destiny Nicolle Monhollen Lapeer Destiny Nicolle Monhollen, September 30, 2008 - October 1, 2008. She was born in Lapeer to David Monhollen and Tionya Bazan. She is survived by her parents, David and Tionya; brothers, Dominic, Dawson, Justin and Jonathon; sister, Jericka; grandparents, John and Karen White, Tony and Danielle Bazan; aunts, Melissa Tracy, Genelle Trischler, Krystal Bazan, Kayce Bazan, Kristen Bazan, Kari Bazan, Kortney Bazan; uncle, Jesse Bazan; also many loving cousins. Even though she was only here for a short moment, Destiny's love will remain in our hearts forever. Funeral services were held Monday (October 6, 2008) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446. Pastor John Kaiser officiated.

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                                                                                      • Diane Goodwin Imlay City Diane Goodwin, 49, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday (October 5, 2008) after extended illness. Diane was born September 21, 1959, in Highland Park to John D. and Helen Marie Gilliland. She married Robert Wayne Goodwin February 25, 1978 in Imlay City. Diane grew up in the Imlay City area and spent most of her life there. Diane was a graduate of Imlay City High School class of 1977. She help start the petting zoo at the Eastern Michigan Fair. Dianne was a waitress at the Silver Grill and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Henry Nichols DDS for a few years. Diane was a Yorkshire Terrier dog breeder. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Imlay City; sons, Ryan (Jo) Goodwin of North Branch, and Robert (Barb) Goodwin of North Branch; daughter, Jessica Goodwin of Imlay City; grandchildren, Ty Goodwin and Jack Goodwin; mother, Helen Gilliland of Imlay City; brothers, John (Sandy) Gilliland of Imlay City, Dave (Ida) Gililand of Imlay City; siste

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                                                                                        • Dolores C. June Lapeer Dolores C. June, 75, of Lapeer, was reunited with her beloved husband (the late) Duane June on Sunday (September 28, 2008). She was born December 27, 1932, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to John and Louise Kot. Dolores was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She spent most of her years working for many local insurance agencies, including the Lapeer Agency. She had a real passion for traveling to overseas destinations such as Germany, France and Italy. She enjoyed going to the casino and bingo with her dear sister-in-law, Georgia Heinbuck. Dolores was an Elvis fan at heart. However her true passion was visiting with her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Edward) Jackson and Diane Bollinger; son, Darrin June; grandchildren, Shannon (Anthony) Ascencio, Eric Bruman, Mayme (Nick) Lange, Jessica Bos, Christene Bollinger, Peyton June, Dane Gross, Polly Diaz and James Scramlin; 6

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                                                                                          • Donald L. Powell

                                                                                            Donald Lewis Powell, age 73, of White Pigeon, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Three Rivers Health Emergency Room. He was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Jefferson, Texas, a son of the late Turner T. and Hattie (Poplin) Powell. Donald has been a resident of this area since 1986, moving here from Texas.  He retired from ARCH Workshop where he had been employed for several years.  Donald loved to travel and enjoyed collecting John Deer tractors, working with his father on the farm and tinkering…

                                                                                            • Donald Moeller, 81

                                                                                              Donald L. Moeller, 81, of Fennville, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Services are 3 p.m. Thursday in the Fennville Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Chappell Funeral Home.

                                                                                              • Donna G. DuBois

                                                                                                Donna G. DuBois, 85, of Litchfield passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Carelink of Jackson.  She was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Litchfield to Clyde and Elizabeth (Juckett) Tasker.  She was a homemaker and worked several years at the Litchfield Nursing Center until her retirement.  Donna enjoyed gardening, flowers and especially spending time with her family and many grandchildren.  On Aug. 7, 1943, she married Arthur DuBois, and he survives in Litchfield. Also surviving are daughter Kathy (Robert) Lopez…

                                                                                                • Dorothy Boerner

                                                                                                  Dorothy E. Boerner, 95, of Ludington, died Sunday, Oct. 5 at Oakview Medical Facility. Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at St. Simon Catholic Church....

                                                                                                  • Edna Septrion

                                                                                                    Edna H. Septrion, 93, of Cadillac, formerly of Ludington, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was born August 18, 1915 in Wexford County to Leon and Ella (Roberts) Griffes. She mar...

                                                                                                    • Eileen Margaret Prescott Lapeer Eileen Margaret Prescott age 85, of Lapeer (formerly of Dearborn) passed away Sunday (Oct. 5, 2008). She was born July 14, 1923 in Potsdam, NY, to Timothy and Cozette (O'Brien) Donahue. She Married Harold L. Prescott on January 18, 1944 in Norwood, NY. Eileen was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer, she prayed the Rosary daily. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother! A Great cook, baker, homemaker, and a peacemaker at all costs. Mrs. Prescott enjoyed reading, playing bridge, knitting mittens and traveling around the country by RV and motorcycle. She is survived by her daughters, Suellen (Donn) Hoganson of Lapeer and Mary Beth Prescott of Lapeer; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Donahue of Long Branch, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Prescott in February 2000; parents, Timothy and Cozette; two brothers and one sister. Memorial contributions, in l

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                                                                                                        • Elizabeth Lykowski Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                          Elizabeth Lykowski, 22 years, of Ottawa Lake died Sunday. Services are pending at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance.

                                                                                                          • Ellen A. Haigh

                                                                                                            Ellen A. Haigh, 81, of Hope passed away Oct. 2, 2008 after a long illness.

                                                                                                            • Ellis ‘Elly’ Berndt

                                                                                                              Ellis “Elly” Berndt, age 91, of 340 NW 24th Court, Pompano Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Holy Cross Hospital. He was born July 24, 1917, in Tipton, to Charles and Mary Berndt. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1935, and the U.S Navy School of Horology in 1943. He married Belladean “Susie” Baer on Aug. 11, 1940. Surviving are his half sister, Margaret Cady, and his two daughters and their husbands, Sally and Oliver Marcotte of Bloomfield Hills, and Judy and Michael Walls of…

                                                                                                              • Elsie Marie Seppa

                                                                                                                SPRING PARK, Minn. -- Elsie Marie Seppa, 90, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Spring Park.

                                                                                                                • Ermal Reed, 95

                                                                                                                  Ermal Thomas Reed, age 95, of Holland, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at Dimondale Nursing Care Center. She was born in Sewal, Iowa and raised in Corydon, Iowa. Ermal married and raised her family in Riverside, Illinois. After her husband's retirement they moved to Holland, where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duke Emerson Reed in 1984; sons, Carter Reed in 1986, and Gordon Reed in 1988; and a stepdaughter, Anita Ahrens in 2006. Surviving are…

                                                                                                                  • FLOYD O. ROBERTS DECKERVILLE Floyd O. Roberts, age 101, of Deckerville, died Saturday September 27, 2008 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. He was born December 4, 1906 in Austin Township, the son of the late Albert and Myrtle (Richards) Roberts. He married Alberta Ingram on November 19, 1927 in Marlette, she preceded in death February 13, 1986. He later married Mayme Loding in May 1988, she preceded in dearth in August 2001. Floyd was a founding member of the Port Sanilac Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing shuffle board, watching baseball and gardening. Floyd worked as a US Mail Carrier, Auctioneer, Farmer, Truck Driver and a Bus Driver. After his retirement he worked at Jerry's Foodland as a bagger and carryout person. He is survived by one son, Bryce (Delores) Roberts of FL., and two daughters, Margaret (Dan) Thompson of Deckerville and Muriel (Dale) Thayer of CA., one step daughter Arlene (Don) Stone of Canada, and one step-son Robert Bennetts of Port Huron, ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, one brother Merle Roberts of Dearborn, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Winnie Roberts of Sandusky, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son Keith, one granddaughter Diana Roberts, and two brothers, Glenn Roberts and Earl Roberts, and two sisters, Lois Denney and Iva Henry. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Floyd O. Roberts will be Saturday October 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM., in the Deckerville Bible Church, Pastor Robert Thayer will officiate. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at Church. Burial has taken place in Downing Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Deckerville Bible Church or the Port Sanilac Baptist Church. Arrangements are by the Apsey Funeral Home your "Legacy of Life' funeral home.

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                                                                                                                    • FLYNN ELLEN MARIE (PELTIER)

                                                                                                                      Age 73 passed away peacefully on October 5, 2008, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous ten year battle with ovarian cancer. Ellen was born on August 4, 1935 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to the late Mary (Ameel) and Stanley Peltier. She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, James Austin Flynn and their five beloved children; James Patrick (Colleen) Flynn, Kathleen Ann (Richard) Galbraith, Thomas Joseph Flynn, Robert Francis Flynn, and Christine Marie (Brian) Hickey. The brightest light…

                                                                                                                      • FRUHNER HEINZ HERBERT

                                                                                                                        Thursday 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe.

                                                                                                                        • Florence E. Hewitt Marlette Florence E. Hewitt, 95, of Marlette, passed away Saturday (October 04, 2008) at Convenant - Cooper Hospital in Saginaw. She was born June 12, 1913 in Clifford, the late Alexander and Nora (Sole) Vance. Florence married Carlyle H. Hewitt on August 7, 1932 in Marlette, She was a lifelong area resident, a 1932 graduate of Clifford High School and member of the Marlette Baptist Church. She is survived by her grandson, Don Schneider of Clifford, Granddaughters, Debbie & Eugene Newbegin of Clifford, Brenda & Terry Evans of North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Lisa Evans, Michelle Cribb, and Trey Bazinaw.,great-great-grandchildren; past son-in-law, Norman Schneider of Clifford; sister, Arlene Dutton of Grand Rapids, She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carlyle, July 31, 1989; daughter, Vera Schneider; brothers, Robert and Alexander; sisters, Helen, Lillian, Addie Belle, Margaret and Marion. Memorial contributions can be made to Unit

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                                                                                                                          • Frances M. Anderson

                                                                                                                            Frances M. Anderson, 76, of Union City, passed away at the Medilodge of Howell on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. She was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Detroit to Walter and Maybelle (Humpert) Sellman. She grew up in the Detroit area and graduated from Imaculatta High School in Detroit. She married Russell D. “Bud” Anderson on Oct. 1, 1955 at St. Bridgette’s in Detroit. They moved to Redford in 1955 and lived there most of their lives, moving to the Union City area in 1986 where they retired. Frances is survived by…

                                                                                                                            • Frank H. Tyniw Feb. 9, 1917 - Oct. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                              Frank H. Tyniw, 91, of Monroe, died at 2:44 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                • Frank J. Schell, 92

                                                                                                                                  HASLETT, Mich. - Frank J. Schell, age 92, of Black Lake in Onaway, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 in Haslett, Mich.

                                                                                                                                  • GEE CHARLES JR

                                                                                                                                    • GESUALE LODOVICO

                                                                                                                                      Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Thursday 7:00 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. at Romeo Plank until Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                      • GIRLING MELANIE JUNE

                                                                                                                                        October 5, 2008, Beloved baby of James and Janice (Bergmooser) Girling. Dearest sister of Charlotte, Alison and Franklin. Beloved grandaughter of Richard and the late Gloria Girling and Richard and Alice Bergmooser. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 11, 12 noon, at Woodside Bible Church, Troy Campus, 6600 Rochester Rd., Troy, Michigan. Arrangements intrusted to Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home of Fraser. Share condolences at

                                                                                                                                        • GREEN BEATRICE

                                                                                                                                          "BEE BEE" ROSE Age 62, of the late Julio and Rose Andrade passed Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Providence, RI native born July 11, 1946. Beloved wife of Raliegh Presley Green Sr. Mother of Raliegh Julio Green Jr., Anthony Joseph Green, and Teashell Maria Hill. "Nana" of Arre`al, Bryan, Jenai, Teyana, Brailen, Raven, TeOndre`, Raliegh III and expecting one. Survived by siblings Tonya, Anna, JoJo, Angie, Bea, Jimmy, Bobby, joins Mina and Joey in heaven, and a host of nieces and nephews.…

                                                                                                                                          • Garland L. Myers

                                                                                                                                            Garland L. Myers, 97, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of LaGrange, died Oct. 7, 2008, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday  at Stroh Church of Christ in Stroh, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday.  Burial will be in Lake Bethel Cemetery, LaGrange. Arrangements are being handled by the Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

                                                                                                                                            • Gerald P. Buckingham

                                                                                                                                              Services for Gerald P. Buckingham, 68, of Dundee, will be at 6 p.m. this Sunday at Cover Funeral Home in Dundee, not on Oct. 12 as was listed in Friday's obituary.

                                                                                                                                              • HARWOOD EVELYN M

                                                                                                                                                Thursday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road (2 blocks West of Woodward) Berkley. In state Friday 1:30 p.m. until 2:00p.m. time of service at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, 1589 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Memorial donations can be made to the Church or Sanctuary at Alexander, 718 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak, MI 48067. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                • HILL JANET (NEE LATHROP)

                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, October 8th, 5 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7 p.m. at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Interment private at Willow Grove Cemetery, Armada, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Albion College, Office of Annual Giving, 611 E. Porter St., Albion, MI 49224 or AMDF (American Macular Degeneration Foundation), P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061. Share a memory at, . Info. 847-251-8200.

                                                                                                                                                • Doris Duncan

                                                                                                                                                  Doris Duncan passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition of The Record & Clarion.

                                                                                                                                                • HISSOM CATHRYN L

                                                                                                                                                  "KAY" of Clarkston formerly of Trenton; October 6, 2008; Age 50. Wife of Robert. Mother of Michael, Crystal, Stephen Lemke, Lindsey and Brittney Hissom. Daughter of Alex Cellini (the late Donna). Sister of Toni, Joe, John, Nick, Maria, Angela Cellini. Daughter-in-law of Robert (the late Dona); Kay was a manager at Pine Knob Ski Resort and was employed at Ryder Automotive. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 5-9p.m…

                                                                                                                                                  • Harley Guy Oct. 6, 2008

                                                                                                                                                    Harley Guy, 87, of Erie, passed away October 6 in his home. Arrangements by the Erie location of Bennett-Prochnow Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                    • Harley Ray Rhodes

                                                                                                                                                      Harley Ray Rhodes, age 77, of Hudson, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. He was born March 10, 1931, in Delta, Ohio, the son of Perry and Della (Hartman) Rhodes. In January of 1960, he married Helen Rush and she preceded him in death in 1995. Harley is survived by three brothers, Bill Osterhout and his wife, Harriet, of Florida, Floyd Osterhout and his wife, Marilyn, of Napoleon, Mich.,  and Don Eicher of Bowling Green, Ohio; two sisters, Evelyn Langanderfer of Delta, Ohio, and…

                                                                                                                                                      • Harold E. Cupp

                                                                                                                                                        Harold E. Cupp, age 93, of Colon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas. Harold was born April 6, 1915, in Colon, a son to the late John & Hattie (Copenhafer) Cupp. Harold graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1933. On Oct. 30, 1935, he married Molly C. Moord in Centreville. She preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2007. Harold had lived in the Mendon and Colon area all his life, where he had farmed. He and Molly had also wintered in Florida…

                                                                                                                                                        • Helen Czubak, 84

                                                                                                                                                          Helen Czubak, age 84, of Holland, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at her home in Holland. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  She moved to Holland in the early 1970's with her husband, Al.     Her family includes her husband of 61 years, Albin S. Czubak of Holland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at The Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home, 29 East 9th Street, Holland, with wake prayers to be held at 3:45 p.m. Burial…

                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Dedicated to Michael Anderson My Brother 7/28/84 - 10/8/05 My life has been turned upside down ever since your heart made it's last pound. All I do now is hide from all the people I don't want to stand beside. I tell myself your on a vacation far away, the plane back here is only a delay. I pray and wish you were here. Every night out the window I stare, waiting for you to walk through the door, and tell me a story just once more. To see the smile that was attached to your face, It's hard to believe your in a new place. Your not here with us any more, my heart is nothing but sore. written by: Laura Anderson You are loved and missed very much! Love your family

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                                                                                                                                                              • In memory of George Essenmacher Oct 9, 1999 Jillian & Angela

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                                                                                                                                                                • Iris E. Davis

                                                                                                                                                                  • JAGNISZAK ANGELINE F

                                                                                                                                                                    • JARMAGA DENNIS H

                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3-9 p.m. at the D. S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile). Rosary Service Thursday 7 p.m. Please share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                      • JOHNSON GERALD T

                                                                                                                                                                        Age 79, December 20, 1928 - October 5, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Priscilla. Loving father of Susan (Gary) Schroka, Steven, Katherine (Paul) Barrieault, Karen (Phillip) Figlioli. Proud grandfather of Nichole, Brandon (Gwendlyn), Jacob, Benaiah, Brooklynn, Myles and Benjamin. Dear brother of Cyril and the late Uriel, Bernice and Claude. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In state Thursday 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church and School, 11701 E. Twelve…

                                                                                                                                                                        • JUHN MARY ANN

                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 4:30-8:00 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at the White Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home 1233 Union Lake Rd. Memorials appreciated to the Karamanos Cancer Institute.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Jack R. Dick 1944-2008 Jack Ronald Dick, 64, Forestville, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008 in St. Clair Shores. He was born on March 10, 1944 to Merle (Schmidt) Dick and the late Jack Dick. Jack and Karen Donkin were united in marriage on May 22, 1965 in Detroit. Jack worked as a Journeyman for Local 80 in the heating and cooling business. He also had his real estate license and worked for Century 21 and Archie Thomas Realty. He was a member of Pheasants Forever, Safari Club International and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Karen, Forestville; his mother, Merle Dick, Forestville; son, Jack (Renae) Dick, St. Clair Shores; daughter, Jill (Charles) Shattuck, Summerset, Ky.; brother, James Dick, Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Judy Tartamella, Hazel Park and three grandchildren, Jessica MacDonald, Jenna MacDonald and Rebecca Dick. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. David McCloskey officiated with cremation following in the Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. Interment took place at East Delaware Cemetery. Memorials may be given to "Catch a Dream" Foundation. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                            • James B. Payne Oct. 13, 1910-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                              James B. Payne, 97, of Monroe, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday at Brookdale Senior Living, Monroe, where he had resided since February 2004. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Rev.

                                                                                                                                                                              • James Wm. "Bill" McAlpine 1927-2008 James Wm. "Bill" McAlpine, Sebewaing, 81, died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Bay Shores Nursing Center in Bay City following a two-year illness. He was born February 7, 1927 in Brookfield Twp., son of the late Doyle and Julia (McLellan) McAlpine. He was united in marriage to June W. Holland on October 25, 1951 in Owendale. Bill had been employed at the former Michigan Milk Producers Dairy in Sebewaing for 37 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sebewaing. He is survived by his wife, June, Sebewaing; two sons, James W. McAlpine, Sebewaing and Jeffery (Debbie) McAlpine, Essexville; one granddaughter, Kristie McAlpine, Kalamazoo; one brother-in-law, Donald (Cynthia) McAlpine, Caro and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie and Ronald McAlpine. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 6, 2008 at Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. Rev. William Wright officiated, with burial taking place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Trinity United Methodist Church or Bay Shore Camp. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                • Jannette J. Skiba

                                                                                                                                                                                  Jannette J. Skiba of Reading passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1971 in Carson City, Nevada the daughter of Gordy and Mary (Calderwood) Goss. She is survived by her husband, George Skiba whom she married on Nov. 13, 1993. She is also survived by her two sons, Jacob and Robert “Bobby” Skiba; parents, Gordy and Mary Goss of Euclair, Wis.; grandmother, Theresa (Walt) Calderwood; one brother, Jason (Maria) Goss; one sister, Billie-Jo Hazelton all of Euclair, Wis. and…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jean E. Tillman Oct. 25, 1936 - Sept. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                    On September 16, surrounded by her loving family, Jean E. Tillman passed away at First Health Moore Regional Hospital after having bravely fought a lengthy battle with cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jean Gary

                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean Gary, 83, of Gladwin passed away Oct. 4, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Gladwin following a short illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jerry C. DeMille

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jerry C. DeMille, 64, of Blissfield passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. He was born on March 6, 1944, in Adrian, Mich., the son of Cyril and Sarah (Van Neste) DeMille. Jerry worked as a farmer for most of his life. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blissfield and he enjoyed playing cards and working crossword puzzles in his spare time. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James (Diana) Diebel of Blissfield and Mrs. Jerry (Betty) Knapp of…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Joe Slazyk

                                                                                                                                                                                          LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. -- After a short, intense battle with cancer, Joe Slazyk, 77, has begun yet another great adventure. On Oct. 1, 2008, he died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Minocqua, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • John A. King, 83

                                                                                                                                                                                            CHEBOYGAN - John A. King, 83, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at VitalCare's Hospice House in Cheboygan.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • John David Bradstreet

                                                                                                                                                                                              John David Bradstreet, 72, passed away Oct. 5, 2008 at Spectrum Health Hospital in Reed City. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens with the funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Hains, 87

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Rev. John Hains, 87, of Zeeland, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St., Zeeland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Nankee

                                                                                                                                                                                                  John “Jack” Nankee, 80, of Fountain, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. Jack was born on Jan. 15, 1928 in Victory Township to Otto W. and Loretta (Furlong) Nankee, and attend...

                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Patrick Bouchard

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John R. 'Jack' Bertagnoli

                                                                                                                                                                                                    HURLEY, Wis. -- John R. "Jack" Bertagnoli, 86, of 306 9th Ave. N., Hurley, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2008, in Hurley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Josephine Oleniczak

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Josephine Oleniczak, 88, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 2. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Joyce A. Barrett Jan. 30, 1930 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joyce A. Barrett, age 78, of Ida, MI passed away, Sunday, October 5, 2008 in her home. Joyce was born January 30, 1930 in Mayville, MI the daughter of the late Leonard and Lucille (Walker) Mikesell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Judith Ann Coker Nov. 13, 1933-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Judith Ann Coker, age 74, died October 5, 2008 in Lansing; born in Hillsdale, Michigan on November 13, 1933 and grew up in Flat Rock, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • KALINOWSKI RUTH LAVERNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Age 85 of Goodrich, formerly of Troy. October 6, 2008. Loving wife of the late Marion. Survived by her daughter Trudy, granddaughters Holly and Becky Sabo, great-granddaughter Abigail, sister Pauline Hogness, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was a devoted employee of Grant Industries in Fraser for over 30 years. Special thanks to the staff and hospice at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa for making her last days comfortable. In keeping with Ruth's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • KING BERNADINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                              died peacefully October 3, 2008 at the age of 76. Loving wife of the late Norman; beloved mother of Lucinda (Dennis) Coughlin, Kristine (Jack) LaRosa and Norman (Donna) King; cherished grandmother of Jason, Holly, Shawn, Kelly, Steven, and Sophia Bella and great grandmother of Olivia and Ethan. A memorial gathering in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Friday 4 pm until the time of service at 5 pm. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • KOST THOMAS EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 49, of Harrison Twp, died October 5, 2008. Born October 26, 1958 in Grosse Pointe to the late Thomas and Wilma Kost. Loving father of Robert, Jason and Heather Kost. Beloved brother of Susan (Robert) Schuler, Linda Koss, Diane Kost, Karen Kost, Joann (Thomas) Trewhella, Amy (Christopher) Oxie, William (Patricia) Kost, Rebecca (Mark) Storbeck and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services are Friday October 10th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church 415 N. Sixth St., St. Clair. Visiting…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kathryn E. Gibson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kathryn E. Gibson, age 88, of Britton, died on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Arbor Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 14, 1920, in Britton, the daughter of John and Minnie (Rendel) Gittus. She was married to Robert Gibson, and he preceded her in death in March 1994. Kate was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was very active and served as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a life member of Tecumseh O.E.S. #51, where she held many points. Kate was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lewis W. C. Renner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lewis W. C. Renner, age 69, of Adrian, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Herrick Medical Center. Lewis was born March 3, 1939, in Adrian, the son of Louis and Geraldine (Ames) Renner. He graduated from Adrian High School with the class of 1957. On Sept. 20, 1958, Lewis married Irene Cowen in Adrian. Lewis worked for Hadden Tire, Lenawee Tire and Goodyear Tire for several years. For the past 32 years, Lewis, along with his wife and sons, has owned and operated L&I Tire Service. In…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Licia Hughes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Licia Olga Hughes, 87, of Scottville, died Saturday, Oct. 4 at Tendercare of Ludington. Licia was born in Rome, Italy, on June 5, 1921, the daughter of Umberto and Vittorina (Marconi) Trisciani. She s...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lillian Nyhof, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lillian Joyce Nyhof, age 75, of McKinney, Texas passed away to her Lord on Sunday, October 5, 2008, at her daughter's home.  Lillian was the former Lillian Bos, daughter of Wynard and Elizabeth Bos. She was a wife, mother and sister and served in Africa for 16 years working for the Bible League. She died of a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband, Bernard Nyhof; and seven children, Jim and Debbie Nyhof of Oklahoma, Saliee and Dennis Patterson of Oregon,  Linda Caulton of Texas, Dave and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lloyd D. Irish, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lloyd D. Irish, Jr. of North Adams passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. He was born Aug. 28, 1946 in Gaylord the son of Lloyd, Sr. and Doris (Taylor) Irish. He is survived by his wife, Loise Jean Irish; children, Todd (Trisha) Irish of Hanover, Tim (Tina) Wagner of Somerset  and Tom (Brenda) Blair of Horton; step-children, Regina (Niles) Johnston of Jonesville, Barbara (Steve Scott) Holbrook of Jerome, James Holbrook of Hillsdale, Brett (Chelsey) Holbrook of Hillsdale and Aaron Holbrook of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lorraine Boldt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lorraine Boldt, aged 77, of Hudsonville, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008. Services are pending. A complete obituary will be in Monday's Grand Rapids Press. VANDERLAAN-HUDSONVILLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lorraine Boldt, 77

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lorraine (Wabeke) Boldt, aged 77, of Hudsonville, went to be with her Heavenly Father as a result of accidental injuries on Friday, October 3, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Boldt.  She is survived by her children, Cindy and Wim Kruisselbrink, Bonnie and Bob DeRoo, Greg and Barb Boldt, Scott Boldt, Tammi and Jerry Victory.  She was a special gramma to Jordan and Lee-Ann Kruisselbrink, Todd and Melissa Kruisselbrink, Kurt Kruisselbrink, Lori and Bob Harrison, Lisa and Brad…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lucille G. Sivits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lucille G. Sivits, of Parchment, Mich., and formerly of White Pigeon, Mich., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, following an extended illness. She was born on Gourdneck Lake in Vicksburg, Mich., a daughter to Arthur and Florence (Hartman) Tessin. She attended Lake Center and Vicksburg schools and was a Parchment resident coming from White Pigeon where she lived for many years. She lived her early life with her Grandma Lincoln who played an important part in her life. On…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MAKUSHIK DOLORES J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 77, of South Lyon, passed away October 7, 2008. Dolores was born in Hamtramck, Michigan on January 2, 1931. Beloved mother of Debra (Paul) Raschke and Kevin (Carol) Makushik. Dearest grandmother of Matthew, Jason, Autumn, Katrina and Kelsey. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Makushik, her parents John and Mary Karaban, and her brother. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, October 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. The Funeral Mass will be held at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MAURER DOROTHY A (Nee MUSHENSKI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 78 of St. Clair Shores, raised in Dearborn, MI. Passed away on October 7, 2008. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, James Maurer. Dear mother of Carrie (Norman) Starr, Dr. Barry (Rhonda) Maurer, Gayle Maurer, Greg (Lynne) Maurer. She will be missed by her grandchildren Christopher, Douglas, Scott, Melissa, Amy, her family members and many friends. Dorothy enjoyed her nursing career at both Providence and St. John Hospitals. Dorothy was an avid reader and enjoyed evenings together with…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MERTES ROBERT JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 86, October 4, 2008. Loving husband of Jennie (nee Olko). Father of Robin Clozza, Linda Wells (Gregory) Ronald (Linda) Mertes. Grandfather of Ryan (Catherine) Wells, Sean (Juana) Wells, Shannon Witte (Peter). Great-grandfather of Ethan and Mackenzie Wells. Memorial Service at 10 a.m., Thursday October 9th at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MICHAEL J. BERRY MARLETTE Michael J. Berry, age 44, of Marlette died peacefully Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at his home in Marlette. Mr. Berry has lived in Marlette since 2000 and was previously from Kingston and Chicago, IL. He was born September 30, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. He married Mariea Hendrick October 19, 2007 in Sandusky. Mr. Berry worked as a supervisor for Richville Management Co. the passed 8 years. He was a volunteer fire fighter for Kingston and Marlette Fire Departments for several years, and was Sgt. for the Marlette Department. He also was a paramedic in the area for many years. He was a member of the Marlette Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all, his family. He is survived by his wife Mariea of Marlette; mother Carol Berry of Chicago, IL; three daughters Alyssa Berry of Marlette, Jessie and Beth Spencer of Cass City; grandson Bryce Spencer of Cass City; brother David (Julie) Berry of West Chicago, IL; two sisters Kathy Mahoney of Chicago, IL and Colleen Round of Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his father Edward J. Harris. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the Marlette Fire Department Hall with Pastor Rick Turner officiating. Memorials may be donated to the Marlette Fire Department. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MOTZER JOHN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m. Friends may also visit Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Mr. Motzer was a proud member of the Carpathia Club for over 40 years. Dedicated employee for GM for 35 years and was an instrumental pioneer for developing soccer in the state of Michigan. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MURRAY FREDERICK J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 77. Loving husband of Carolyn. Dear father of Tim (Wendy) and James. Grandfather of C.J. and Carol King and Leah Kelly. Survived by brother John E. Murray. Also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visiting Wednesday 5-9 p.m., Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly (btw 6-7 Mile). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions to Hospice of Michigan appreciated. God saw he was tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mabel L. Lehndorff Lapeer Mabel L. Lehndorff, 93, of Lapeer for many years, growing up in Rapsom, passed away Wednesday (October 1, 2008). She was born October 14, 1914, in Rapsom, to James and Mary (McFarland) Stickney. She married Alfred Lehndorff on June 12, 1950 at the family farm in Rapsom. Mrs. Lehndorff worked for the Frederick, Marysville and Lapeer school districts for 20 years. She was a teacher at Lapeer West High School in the business department. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing and baking. Mabel was a social person and worked at keeping in touch with friends. She always enjoyed having a cat as a pet and extension of the family. She is survived by her nieces, Linda (Dan) Nyssen of Knoxville, Tenn., Darlene (Tim) Stevenson of Swartz Creek; great-nieces and nephews, Zachary Stevenson, Chad Nyssen, Andrew Nyssen, Sheena Borrie, Adam Stevenson; 7 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Alfred Lehndorff on

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Magdalene LeVeque, 88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Magdalene LeVeque, age 88, of Douglas, died Sunday, October 5, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; and two sons, Victor and Ronnie. Surviving are her caregiver, Alan McPhail; and nephews and nieces. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father Chris Steinle officiating. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens. Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Dykstra…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marilyn Bonner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BONNER, Marilyn Lou (Keesler) - Age 81, resident of Fenton for nearly 30 years, formally of Flint, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, October 4, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Fenton, 503 S. Leroy St., Fenton with Rev. Larry McMellen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Linden. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until the time of service at the church. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marion I. Baker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marion Isabell Baker, age 88, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 1, 1920,  in Schoolcraft, Mich., a daughter of Ellis and Bille (Cobb) Butler. Mrs. Baker was a long time resident of Three Rivers. She worked as a bank teller for several years and enjoyed raising her children and being a homemaker. Marion was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenneth R. Baker.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marjorie J. Ballantine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marjorie June Ballantine, 87, of 1301 Cato Lane, Sturgis, Mich., died Sept. 28, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village, following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Arrangements are by the Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marvin A. Navarre Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marvin A. Navarre, 87, of Monroe died at 2:19 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marvin A. Navarre May 14, 1921-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marvin A. Navarre, 87, of Monroe died at 2:19 a.m. Friday at the home of his loving daughter Janice Jordan. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Belle Withey Oct. 30, 1912-Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Belle Withey, age 95 of North Port, Florida formerly of South Rockwood, died October 1, 2008 at Quality Health Care Center in North Port.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary Magdalen Reid McPherson, 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Magdalen Reid McPherson, 101, of Petoskey, was born on Dec. 31, 1906, and went home to the Lord on Oct. 5, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Matthew A. Terrill Jr. 1988-2008 Matthew A. Terrill Jr., 20, Bay Port, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Wisner. He was born January 3, 1988 in Cass City, son of Matthew A. and Ann L. (Osterbeck) Terrill. Matt was a 2006 graduate of Unionville Sebewaing Area High School and had attended the Tuscola County Tech Center. He had been employed at Michigan Sugar Company in Sebewaing. He was an avid bow and gun hunter. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and dune buggying, especially at Silver Lake. He raced in Soap Box Derbys and enjoyed Nascar, concerts and all types of music. He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Ann Terrill, Bay Port; two brothers, Kevin Collon and Chris Terrill, both of Sebewaing; a sister, Jennica Collon, Sebewaing; great-grandmother, Doris Terrill, Frankenmuth; grandparents, Art and Carol Terrill, Bay Port, Elizabeth Holzwart, Unionville and Rick and Jan Osterbeck, Quanicassee; uncle andgodfather, Pat Terrill, Bay Port; uncles, Scott (Cindy) Holzwart, Elkton, Paul (Audrey) Osterbeck, Sebewaing, Rick (Diana) Osterbeck Jr., Unionville and Bryce Osterbeck, Quanicassee; aunt and godmother, Stephanie Collins, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a nephew, Ryan Spencer, Caro; a niece, Megan Spencer, Caro and many cousins, great aunts, great uncles and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Holzwart; great-grandparents, Paul and Maxine Osterbeck, Sylvia and Laurena Martin, Milton and Elizabeth Damm and Arthur Terrill Sr. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Unionville with Rev. Michael Allen officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Delta Waterfowl, Family Discretionary fund or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McMULLIN PAUL G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On Sunday, October 5, 2008. Beloved father of Elise Perry (James) and Erin McMullin (Robert Horner). Grandfather of Jack Perry. Brother of John McMullin (Penny) and the late Richard McMullin. An MIT graduate, Paul worked as an electrical engineer during his career with Bell Laboratories, IBM and Westinghouse. Born in Detroit, he loved his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, living in the Golden Triangle and experiencing the Cultural District as much as possible. Paul was afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Memorial service: Mary N. Gordon 1918-2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A memorial celebration for Mary N. Gordon will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Naomi I. Asch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs. Naomi I. Asch, living at the Heritage at Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Sept. 30, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Norine Gratz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Norine E. Gratz, aged 80, of Dorr Twp., passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Parish Rosary will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Visitation Church in New Salem (please meet at church) with Fr. Stephen Rodrigo as Celebrant. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Visitation Education Fund. Family will greet relatives and friends 6 to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Norman H. Messing 1916-2008 Norman H. Messing, 91, Pigeon, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Pigeon. He was born on November 15, 1916 in Ruth, son of the late William T. and Mary (Emming) Messing. He married Eleanor E. Swartz on August 31, 1940 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. She preceded him in death on August 30, 2004. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe and of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing euchre with family and friends. He is survived by two sons, Ken (Mary) Messing, Bad Axe and Don (Diane) Messing, Sonoma, Calif.; two daughters, Gloria (Paul) Armstrong, Bad Axe and Jane (Floyd) Saunders, Andover, Kan.; brother, Clem (Donna) Messing, Ruth; two sisters, Mary Essenmacher, Harbor Beach and Gladys Priemer, Ruth; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale D. Messing; four brothers, Charles, Robert, Wilfred and James Messing and three sisters, Margaret Kirsch, Celia VanDalen and Genevieve Kosal. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 3, 2008 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor, officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Peter David Baron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PETERSBURG, Alaska -- Peter David Baron, 44, beloved son of James and Sally Baron, cherished brother to Jeff, Jim, Joe, Judy and Maureen, has left this world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • REDFIELD MICHAEL BRAMLEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "MIKE" October 6, 2008, Age 77 of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved husband of Pamela (nee Dittrich), the late Clare Redfield (nee Palms) and the late Elizabeth Louise Wagoner (nee Thompson). Dear father of David (Jean), Mary Redfield Wood, William (Julie), Michelle Redfield (Fred Gale), Lisa Daitch (Joshua) and Wendy Merrion. Loving grandfather of Patrick, Timothy, Kelsey, Gordon, John, Natalie, Ethan, Matthew and A.J. Brother of John (Arlene), William (Lyn), Anthony Fruhauf (Georgetta), Ennis Fruhauf…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROBBINS THOMAS J (O'TOOLE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave. (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile Rd.), Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment private. To share a memory,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RUDACK MURIEL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beloved wife of the late Sam Rudack. Dear mother of Iris (Dan) Winey, Jeffrey (Lisa) Rudack and Lauren (Michael) Nathan. Loving grammie of Madison and Jordan Winey, Nicole (Jeff) Grames, Hailee Rudack, Sammy and Noah Nathan. Loving companion of 18 years of Sidney Greenberg. Cherished sister of Lt. Col. Arthur (Anna) Gilbert. Dear sister-in-law of Lillian Radine, the late Harry Radine, the late Jack Rudack, and the late Connie Rudack. SERVICES 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard C. ‘Bob’ Welden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard C. “Bob” Welden, 88, of Jonesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Drews Village Green in Hillsdale. He was born at his parents farm home north of Jonesville on Dec. 20, 1919.  He was the son of William and Zella (Borden) Welden. He was married to Joyce L. McKay of Jonesville on June 22, 1941 and were together for over 61 years. They lived on Cranberry Lake Road in one of the Welden family farms. His parents, wife and infant preceded him in death. Mr. Welden graduated from Jonesville…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard R. Wertenberger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard R. Wertenberger, of Osseo, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at his home. He was born May 23, 1918, in Monroe County, Ida Township, Mich., the son of Jesse and Ella Wertenberger. He married Violet Breitner on Sept. 28, 1940, in Summerfield Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Mich. Richard and Violet lived in the Ida Township area until February of 1967 and then they moved to the Osseo area. He is survived by his wife, Violet; one brother, Wayne of Rogers City, Mich.; two granddaughters, Karinya…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert G. Kollmorgen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert G. Kollmorgen, 95, of Coldwater, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at the Morning Glory Adult Foster Care in Coldwater. Robert was born Aug. 29, 1913 in Coldwater, to Frederick and Minnie (Addicks) Kollmorgen. Robert was married to Ruth Lucille Huegli for 56 years; they were married on April 12, 1941 in Coldwater. She preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1997. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a former member of St Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater. In 1935, he…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert M. Buikema

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert Osborn Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Lyle Osborn Sr., 85, of Bear Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 2. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Wayne Hascall Mayville Robert Wayne Hascall age 32 of Mayville. passed away Saturday (October 4, 2008). Robert was born July 15, 1976 in Cass City. He graduated from Mayville High School. He worked for Christman Concrete and was a member of Union #1075 Laborers Union. He loved children, family gatherings and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, working in his yard and cooking. He is survived by his fianc , Amber Kohsman of Mayville; daughter, Autumn Kohsman of Mayville; parents, John and Jill Carr of Mayville, Dale Hascall and Joell Coulter of Mayville; grandparents, Russell and Betty Thiel of Caro; brothers, Jerad (Brianna) Hascall of Lapeer and Joe (Lindsey) Carr of Vassar; sisters, Rebecca (Jody) Haubenstricker of Millington and Joleen Carr of Mayville; godson/nephew, Landen other nephews, Wyatt and Jake; best friend, Grizzly and many relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund. Visitation will be held 2- 9 p.m. Wednesd

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Robert ‘Roy’ Warne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert “Roy” Warne, 68, of Jonesville, passed away Thursday, Oct.  2, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  He was the very first baby born in the Hillsdale Community Health Center on Feb. 14, 1940,  to Robert H. and Dorothy (Wagner) Warne. He was married May 19, 1973 to  Kathleen Mick and she survives in Jonesville. Roy was a graduate of North Adams High School in 1958 and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era. After college graduation, he plied his trade as a dental…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rod Rider Dryden Rod Rider age 59 of Dryden passed away, Sunday (October 5, 2008) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born February 1, 1949 in Detroit to Albert and Mabel Rider. He married Deanna Kay Wheeler December 10, 1976 in Royal Oak. Rod grew up in Royal Oak and graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School class of 1968 and has spent the last 28 years in Dryden. He attended Ferris State University and graduated from Northwood University in Midland with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Rod was a stand out during his high school days. He was on the football and track team One of his high school track record is still unbroken. He was a huge U of M fan. Rod was a banquet chef at the Holiday inn in Auburn Hills for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Deanna; daughter, Robin (John) Kowalski of Troy; son, Jeffery (Wendy) Gamble of Killeen, TX; grandchildren, Kelly Angus, Kerrie Angus, Christopher Gamble, Phillip Yantis, Aaron Yantis and Casey Marie

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ronnie Hackett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ronnie E. Hackett, 76, of Ludington, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon. He was born June 27, 1932 in Ludington. He married June Thorne in 1952 and she preceded him in de...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Russell E. Mull

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Russell E. Mull, 93, formerly of Camden, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 at Drews Place, Coldwater.  Born Nov. 7, 1914, in Deshler, Ohio, to Wilmer and Mabel (Russell) Mull, he was owner and agent/broker of the Mull-Clevenger Insurance Agency in Camden. Russell was a former member and president of the Camden-Frontier School Board, a former member of the Hillsdale County Intermediate School District, and a member of the Camden Telephone Board. He was a very active church and board member of the Camden…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SARNOWSKI THERESA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 88. Dear sister-in-law of Martin Mullen. Good friend of Esther Kubera and beloved aunt of many. Visiting Thursday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 14841 Beech Daly (S. of 5 Mile). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. For information call Charles Step Funeral Home, 313-531-1888.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SCHEPPELE ROBERT H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 1-8p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Leave condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SCHULTZ DELVINE Y

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 9 a.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren until time of service at 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SPENCER CURTIS ELGIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the Detroit area. Graduated from Central High School, served four years in the U.S. Air Force, completed his BS degree at Wayne State University. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service, and taught at Lewis College of Business for many years. Curtis was CFO of the Bland Clinic in North Carolina for 11 years. He loved NASCAR, Indy and Cart racing, and volunteered at the Detroit Grand Prix for many years. Curtis was united in 1999 in marriage to Dr, Veita J. Bland in High Point, North…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SPERKOWSKI LILLIAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 2-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel). Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Lillian to: St. Jude Nursing Center. Online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SPIRDIONE ALBERT J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 6, 2008, age 87. Beloved husband of Lois. Dear father of Alan and Jeff (Colette) Spirdione. Eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Dear brother of Mary (Buddy) Keeler and Irene Fairbanks. Private arrangements were entrusted to the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sara Maree Frisbie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sara Maree Frisbie, age 64, of Colon, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Sara was born May 4, 1944, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Phillip J. and Violet Hope (Rubley) Eberhard. On Oct. 22, 1966, she married George J. Frisbie in Colon. Sara had lived all of her life in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1962, and she later attended and graduated from College in Minnesota. She was a homemaker and a member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Selma M. Illikainen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Selma M. Illikainen, 91, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Ironwood, surrounded by family and loved ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sharron Lee Clark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HURLEY, Wis. -- Sharron Lee Clark, 66, of Hurley, formerly of Lohrville, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shirley Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shirley Williams, 56, of Morenci passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at her home. Funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. There will be a visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Daily Telegram.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sister McDonnell, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sister Carol Jean McDonnell, formerly known as Sister George Ellen McDonnell, died on Oct. 4, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 77 years of age and in the 58th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister was born in Chicago, Ill., to William and Catherine (Larkins) McDonnell. Sister graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, Ill., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sylvia Uvalle, 57

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sylvia Uvalle, 57, of Holland, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at her home.  Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by Lakeshore Memorial Services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • T. Marie Bodell March 8, 1918-Sept. 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  T. Marie Bodell of Erie died Tuesday. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon; dear mother of Dr. John (Janet) and Thomas (Carol); dearest grandmother to Dawn, Thomas and Bryan. She was also survived by 5 greatgrandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thomas Richard Leonhardt June 10, 1925-Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas Richard Leonhardt, age 83, of Lambertville, MI passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be Friday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with a 10:45 a.m. rosary, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral Mass, all at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suttons Bay. A luncheon will follow at the VFW Hall in Lake Leelanau. Flowers should be delivered to St. Michael's Catholic Church on Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to Munson Hospice House in Traverse City or for Masses at St. Michael's or St. Francis Catholic Churches.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VALDEZ VICTORIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Detroit, Michigan, passed away on October 3, 2008. Services are being held at the Jeters Funeral Home, Thursday from 2-8 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • VANDENBOSSCHE FRED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 2-8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Saturday 12 noon at the funeral home. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vera C. Reynolds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vera C. (Zeeb) Reynolds, 70, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a brief illness. Vera was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Ypsilanti, Mich., a daughter of Cecil and Rena (Simpson) Lovelace. Vera attended schools in the Ysilanti area and graduated from Willow Run High School in 1956. In 1985, she moved to Three Rivers and has owned and operated “Dad’s Place” restaurant since 1990. Vera was a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Victoria Mae Merrithew Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Victoria Mae Merrithew, 44, of Monroe, died at 1:56 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne Mercy Hospital, Toledo. Arrangements pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Vina J. Meyers Lapeer Vina J. Meyers, 98, of Lapeer (formerly of Lisle, Ill., and West Branch, Iowa) passed away Tuesday (September 30, 2008). She was born February 26, 1910, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to William and Matilda (Deibner) Waugh. She married Henry M. Meyers on June 10, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa. Vina was a second grade teacher at West Branch Schools in West Branch, Iowa, for 35 years, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards of all kinds. She is survived by her children, Jim (Bonnie) Meyer of Naperville, Mich., Susan (Jim) Grosenbach of Lapeer; grandchildren, Lisa, Stephanie, Kristin; great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Caleb, Nathan, Timmy, Zachery, Austin, Matthew and Lexi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Meyers; granddaughter, Nicole Meyers; parents, William and Matilda Waugh; 2 brothers and a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Funeral services were held Thursday

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vivian June Stayhue Brown City Vivian June Stayhue age 79 of Brown City (formerly of Dryden), passed away Sunday (October 5, 2008). She was born June 10, 1929 in Pontiac to Fred and Emma Stayhue. Vivian graduated from Imlay City High School Class of 1948. She retired from Romeo Rim after 43 years. She had previously worked in Almont at Hurd Lock. She enjoyed going to visit family and friends and remembered them at birthdays and holidays. She loved flowers and gardening and going to country music concerts. She is survived by her companion of 59 years Gerald Dean; brother, Fred Stayhue of Oxford; nieces, Sherrill (Phil) Furgeson of Dryden, Debra (Ken) Stuart of Davidson; nephews, Carl Stayhue of Gladwin and Philip Stayhue of Waterford; six great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Doris Creger and Harriett Talmage. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday (October 8, 2008) at Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Arrangements by Carman

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 6, 2008. Age 72. Beloved wife of the late Robert Machwart, Edward Waschull and John Wagner. Dear mother of Georgianna "Janna" (Tom) Field (nee Machwart) of Dexter, MI, Elisa "Lisa" Hudeck (nee Machwart) of Clinton Township, MI, James Machwart of Rochester, MI, Pamela (Mark) Nowak (nee Waschull) of Troy, MI, Anita Wagner of Warren, MI, Jeffrey (Andrea) Wagner of Illinois, and the late Cheryl Anne Waschull and Robert Machwart. Sister of Mary (Jo) Spruill of Kennesaw, GA. Loving…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WEIDMAN RAYMOND EARL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Interment and military honors at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park East. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILSON LORETTA A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be held at Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park) 5900 Allen Rd. on Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. in state for a 10:30 a.m. service at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WILSON VICKI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 154, Loudon, TN 37774. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walter Dover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DOVER, Walter Eugene - Age 90, of Grand Blanc, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at American House, Grand Blanc. Inurnment Mr. Dover and his wife, Vivian cremated Remains will be 10:00 AM Friday, October 10, 2008 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Those desiring may make contributions to Avalon Hospice or a charity of one's choice. Walter was born June 3, 1918 in Chester, South Carolina, the son of Robert and Detrow (Curry) Dover. He married Vivian Eloise Root August 28, 1953 in Flint and she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Warren Emerson Rasey Jan. 11, 1923-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Warren Emerson Rasey 85 years of Temperance, MI died Friday October 3, 2008 in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio at Perrysburg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William C. Looker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William C. Looker, age 59, of Gladwin, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, MI. He was born July 20, 1949 in Midland, the son of Martin and Freda (Nettleton) Looker.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • William J. Daly Sr. Aug 11, 1920 - Oct. 5, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                William J. Daly, Sr., 88, of Monroe, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Tendercare of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William Shafer, 60

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William A. Shafer, age 60, of Holland, died on Monday, October 6, 2008, at his home. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish.  Bill served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW, DAV, and the Eagles Club.  He worked for Ameritech/ Michigan Bell.   He was preceded in death by his sons, Jason Shafer in 1989, and David Shafer in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Shafer of West Olive; his daughter, Katie Shafer of Ypsilanti; his sisters, Joanne Spangler of Grand Haven and Nancy Tippett…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William Smolenski, 79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William W. “Bill” Smolenski, age 79, of Grand Haven, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids after a brief illness.  Bill was born March 14, 1929 in Grand Rapids.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Smolenski, in 2004.  He is survived by his wife, Millie; his children, John (Sue) Smolenski, Tom Smolenski, JoAnne Smolenski and Susie Smolenski, all of Grand Haven; as well as his grandchildren, Matt (Kara) Smolenski (great-granddaughter Angel Boswell) of…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William ‘Bill’ Kline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        William “Bill” Kline, 84, of North Adams, Michigan passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. He was born Sept. 20, 1924, to William and Lily Kline. He served in the European Theatre in World War II. On April 21, 1951 he married Carolyn Hoffman and he was a lifelong farmer in the North Adams area. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn; a son, Mark (Linda) Kline and a son-in-law, Larry Christian. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Christian.…

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