Thursday, October 16, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/16/08

(Carol) Susan Chapman-Derridinger, 61

Susan Derridinger, 61, of Grand Rapids, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Faith Hospice after a seven-month battle of recurring breast cancer.  Sue was born February 6, 1947, in Detroit. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Vera Chapman. Sue is survived by her husband, Pete Derridinger; daughter, Kristen Lark and her husband Ryan Lark of Saugatuck, MI; and brother, George Chapman and his wife Jan Chapman of Gordonville, TX.  Sue graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids…


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    • ARTHUR A. BIRDSALL PORT SANILAC Arthur A. Birdsall, age 61, of Port Sanilac, died Thursday, October 9, 2008 in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron. He was born February 28, 1947 in Binghamton, NY. He and Jane E. Fink were married January 28, 1967 in Swormsville, NY. Mr. Birdsall was retired after 35 years in management from Dow Corning Corp. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and Chair of the Administrative Committee. He was a trustee for the Village of Port Sanilac. He served on the boards of the Sanilac Co. United Way, the Silver Lining Awards as treasurer, and Habitat for Humanity. Surviving are his wife, Jane. Sons Robert J. of Thornton, CO, Thomas M. of Battle Creek and William (Erin) of Florence, KY. One grandchild Alexander B. Birdsall of Battle Creek. Mother, Mary Birdsall of Oneota, NY. One brother Frances (Annette) of Podunk, NY and two sisters Donna (Parick) Thrush of Pine Knot, KY, and Helen (Tom) Zimniewicz of the Villages, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, C. Albert Birdsall. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Sanilac with the Rev. Paul Bala officiating. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery Columbarium. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church or the Sanilac Co. United Way. Arrangements by the Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Lexington.

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      • Alice Jean DesJardin

        Alice Jean DesJardin of Lake, age 80, died Oct. 3, 2008, in Farwell. She was born in Thealka, Ky., on Jan. 30, 1928, and was the third of 11 children born to Hirst and Zelda (Van Hoose) Bailey. Her husband, Will, survives. Also surviving are her daughters, Gena (Jerry) Miklos of Adrian and Robin (Dave) Olley of Lake; her grandchildren, of whom she was so proud, Leah (John) Sellers of Maumee, Ohio, Brian (Emily) Miklos of Florida, Tim Miklos of Ann Arbor, Jennifer (Brian) Martinez of Canton and Ryan Olley of…

        • Anne St.Germain Weglinski, 67

          Anne St.Germain Weglinski, 67, of Boyne City, died Oct. 14, 2008, at home surrounded by her family.

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            • 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.

              • Ayden M. Lewis Oct. 12, 2008

                LEWIS, Ayden M, age 2 months, of Monroe, October 12, 2008.

                • BERTSCHY KENNETH H

                  93, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008. Preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy "Dots" McGinley. Survived by daughters Kitty Blose, Canton, GA, and Betsy Hasse, Grand Rapids, MI, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and friend and companion Esther Hamma. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 6255 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St.…

                  • Barbara H. Paine Oct. 13, 2008

                    PAINE, Barbara H., age 70, of Detroit, October 13, 2008.

                    • Bernard Currier

                      CURRIER, Bernard Charles - Age 82, of Burton, died Saturday, October 11, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11AM Monday, October 20, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint with Pastor Bruce Billings officiating. Burial immediately following at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11AM-2PM and 5PM-8PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American…

                      • Bernice Bendle

                        BENDLE, Bernice Jean "Bunny" - Age 75, of Swartz Creek / Davison, started a new journey on Tuesday, October 14, 2008. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, October 17, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek with Deacon Rod Amon officiating. Interment will follow at Bendle Cemetery in Clayton Twp. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Our beloved mother has started a new journey as she moves on she leaves behind, husband, William…

                        • Bertha D. McClain

                          Bertha Delcy McClain, of Grass Lake passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at the Chelsea Community Hospital in Chelsea. She was born April 12, 1917 in Jackson the daughter of Ernest and Ina (Noyes) Hobart. She is survived by four children, Delcy (Max) Miller of Concord, Rosalee Motsinger of Allen, Thomas (Mary) McClain of Grass Lake and Timothy (Teresa) McClain of Jerome; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in…

                          • Bertha McCarthy, 86

                            Bertha McCarthy, 86, of Holland, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at The Inn at Freedom Village. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements will be announced by the Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel.

                            • Brenda K. Montgomery

                              Brenda Kay Montgomery, 50, of Coldwater, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater. Born Feb. 18, 1958 in Albion, she was the daughter of Wardie and Revel (Back) Montgomery. Brenda graduated from Reading High School in 1976 and had been a care-giver in the Adult Foster Home Health setting. She loved little children and was an avid bingo player. Survivors include her mother, Revel Montgomery of Quincy; nine sisters, Mazie Foltz of Congress, Ariz., Ella…

                              • Brent Asbury

                                ASBURY, Brent Allen - Age 24, of Burton, died Friday, October 10, 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Visitation will be held 5-9 PM Sunday, and 2-4 and 6-9 PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Asbury Children's Educational Fund. Brent was born July 14, 1984 in Flint. He was employed by M…

                                • CARMACK BIRTHA

                                  at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 West Twelve Mile Road (2 blocks West of Woodward Avenue), Berkley, 3-8 p.m. Friday. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.

                                  • CLYLE J. TRIGGER CROSWELL Clyle J. Trigger, Age 73, of Croswell, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in his home. He was born April 20, 1935 in Carsonville, son of the late George E. and Bernice M. (Clement) Trigger. He married Marjorie I. Boman on July 25, 1958 in Port Huron. Clyle was retired from Paramount Industries. He was a member of the Croswell Wesleyan Church. Clyle enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs Max and Diago. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie. Two daughters Janet and Joyce Trigger, both of Croswell. His son in law Richard Proffitt of Croswell. Four grandchildren Sarah Proffitt, Anna (Andy) Levitt, Clyle James and Jonah Trigger. Three great grandchildren Abby, Miles and Alex. He was preceded in death by his daughter Judy Proffitt September 28, 2008. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Ryan Budde, pastor of the Croswell Wesleyan Church officiated. Inurnment will be in the Croswell Cemetery. Arrangements by the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell

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                                    • CORACI PETER A

                                      Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Military Ceremony and a 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank at Canal until time of Mass 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Marine Corps League. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Share memories with the family at…

                                      • Carl E. O’Brien

                                        Carl Edward O’Brien, age 61 of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Ludington, Mich., a son of the late Harvey and Edna (Zimmerman) O’Brien. Carl had resided in Sturgis for the past 11 years, coming from Rapid City, Mich. On July 3, 1997, he married Sandra Frays in LaGrange, Ind. He retired from the Elk Rapids Packing Company in Elk Rapids, Mich., after over 20 years of employment. …

                                        • Caroline Marie Gorr Aug. 4, 1935-Oct. 11, 2008

                                          Caroline Marie Gorr, 73 years, died Saturday in Hiland Cottage, Petoskey, Mi while under the care of Hospice.

                                          • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

                                            Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera, 90, of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon., Funeral Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 from St. Roch Catholic Church, Caseville, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Yaroch officiating.

                                            • Catherine Lyle, 80

                                              Catherine Lyle, 80, of Canadian Lakes near Big Rapids, Mich., died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.

                                              • Catherine R. Gadaleto

                                              • Celestine Hanlon Dodge, 90

                                                Celestine Hanlon Dodge, 90, of Petoskey, died Oct. 14, 2008, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix.

                                                • Charles L. Faivor

                                                  • Chezney M. Fullins

                                                    • Clarence Ballard

                                                      Clarence Ballard, 78, of Gladwin passed away Oct. 12, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Midland.

                                                      • Claude R. Thomas Jr.

                                                        Claude R. Thomas Jr., age 75, of Ionia passed away at home surrounded by his family, Oct. 14, 2008 in Ionia.,

                                                        • Clyde L. Tressler

                                                          Clyde L. Tressler, 60, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare in Bryan, Ohio. Tressler was born Feb. 6, 1948 in Bryan, Ohio. Services for Clyde Tressler will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pioneer Bible Fellowship in Pioneer, Ohio with Pastor Lowell Fast officiating. Interment will follow at the Floral Grove cemetery in Pioneer, Ohio.

                                                          • Clyde Peavey

                                                            Clyde Peavey, age 81, of Bronson, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 in Bronson as a result of injuries sustained in an auto/pedestrian accident. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at West Girard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Arrangements are by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson.

                                                            • Cody Lee Shirkey

                                                              CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. -- Cody Lee Shirkey, 22, Sagola, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in the town of Ishpeming, in the outdoors doing one of the things he enjoyed most, duck hunting.

                                                              • Cora B. Morton

                                                                Cora B. Morton, age 95, of Adrian died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Spring Arbor. She was born April 9, 1913, in Minden, W.Va., to Abraham and Bertha (Scollock) Wooten. On April 21, 1934, she married Robert Morton in Oak Hill, W.Va. He preceded her in death in 1971. Cora had been employed by H.W. Tuttle for 21 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #1584. She loved to cook and read. Cora is survived by five grandchildren, J.R. (Joyce), Jim, Kathleen (Doug), Barbara Ann and…

                                                                • Curtis John Marcinkowski Oct. 12, 2008

                                                                  Marcinkowski, Curtis John. Age 38 of Rockwood. October 12, 2008.

                                                                  • DANIEL TERESCHUK SANDUSKY Daniel Tereschuk, age 81, of Sandusky passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at the Hospice House in Marlette. He was born on April 4, 1927 in Hamtramck, son of the late Efim and Tatiana (Martynuk) Tereschuk. He married Mary Beth Cook on June 4, 1959 in Port Sanilac. Dan was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country during W.W.II. He was a member of the Sandusky V.F.W. # 2945. Mr. Tereschuk was a member of the Sandusky Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Tereschuk. Four children: Mary Jo McDonald, of Fremont; Tanya (David) Diamond, of Massachusetts; Tim (Kristy) Tereschuk, of Hancock; Mikel (John Phillips) Tereschuk, of Tennessee. Five grandchildren: Danielle, Kathleen, McKayla, Courtney and Jennifer. One brother, Walter (Marjorie) Tereschuk, of Vestaburg. One sister, Ann Lutz, of Sandusky. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by: One son, Daniel Lee Tereschuk. Two brothers: John and Alex Tereschuk.Two sisters: Ruth Carmen and Eugenia (Jennie) Olshansky. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky with Pastor Brian Cuddie, of Sandusky officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Military Rites by the Sandusky V.F.W. #2945 and American Legion. Memorials may be made to the Marlette Hospice House or Sanilac County Community Foundation. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlor of Sandusky.

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                                                                    • DAY LAURA ROSE EMMA

                                                                      Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home.

                                                                      • DIRKSEN RICHARD G SR

                                                                        October 14, 2008, age 87, of Bloomfield Hills. Co-founder of Dirksen Screw Products Co. Beloved husband of Belinda for 42 years. Dear father of Paul, Richard, Jr. (Bette), and Clifford. Loving grandfather of Jennifer, Kathryn, Richard, III, Brooke, Clarke, and Clifford, Jr. Stepfather of Gayle Stewart (Bill). Step-grandfather of Ryan and Grace. Funeral Service Saturday 12:00 Noon at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 3-9…

                                                                        • DOROTHY JEAN KRUSAC DETROIT Dorothy Jean Krusac, age 80, of Detroit, formerly of Marlette died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw, Michigan. She was born October 11, 1927 in Marlette, daughter to the late Carl and Margaret (Brown) Gerber. She graduated from Marlette High School in 1946. She married Harold Davidson and re married George Krusac. Both husband have preceded her in death. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Warren for several years. She is survived by sons Rick and Anne Davidson of Marlette and John Krusac of Sterling Heights; daughters Sharon and Kelley Gray of Sandusky, Michelle Krusac of Detroit and Renee Krusac of Sterling Heights; brother Leland J. Gerber of Marlette: sister Leona M. Newkirk of Marlette; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and son Ronald Davidson. Funeral services has been held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Michael Hollenbeck officiating. Burial will be in the Moore Twp. Cemetery in Snover. Memorials may be donated to the charity of your choice. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Marlette,MI. (989) 635-3658

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                                                                          • DUNN WILLIAM M II

                                                                            Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorials suggested to Grace Chapel. For more information on Bill's life, please visit http:// 86233417885012&pr=goog-sl

                                                                            • David "Bubba" Clark 1963-2008 David "Bubba" Clark, 44, Harbor Beach, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008 in Henry Ford Hospital North in Macomb. He was born on November 15, 1963 in Harbor Beach to Charlotte (Klug) Clark and the late Leland Clark. Dave was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Harbor Beach, Youth for Christ and the Gideons. He enjoyed coaching sports, especially football, and weight lifting. He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Clark, Harbor Beach; sisters, Jackie (Eugene) Deike, Macomb and Ruth (Roger) Keyser, Midland; brothers, Tom (Rebecca) Clark, Auburn, Wash., Douglas Clark, Memphis, Tenn. and Dick (Rhonda) Clark, Celina, Texas; nieces and nephews, Lori (Lee) Salsbury, Christine Deike, Nick Clark, Stacy Clark, Courtney and George Reip, Brent Clark, Lance Clark, Madison Clark, Rene Keyser, Nicole Keyser and Michael Keyser; great-niece, Jennifer; great-nephews, Jeffrey, Adrian, Landon and Caden; step-nephews, Stephen, John, Allen and Todd; manyfriends and his faithful dog, Reggie. He was preceded in death by his father, Leland Clark and a brother, William Clark. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Rev. Lyle Calkins officiated, with burial taking place in the White Rock Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                              • Dean W. Keyser

                                                                                Dean W. Keyser, age 82, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born April 8, 1926, in Goshen, Ind., a son of the late Elmer and Beulah (Edwards) Keyser. Dean graduated from Elkhart High School with the class of 1943 and attended Tri-State University in Angola for one year before entering the U.S. Army. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. While serving his country he was stationed in Europe and…

                                                                                • Della Blocker

                                                                                  Della Blocker of Lansing, Mich., and formerly of Sturgis, Mich., died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at the age of 71. Della is survived by her three children, Kirk Blocker, Eric Blocker and Elizabeth Olson, and her three grandchildren, Ryan, Logan and MacKenzie Olson. We mourn the loss of our mother and grandmother, but we and those that she touched are better people for having had Della in our lives. Della was, until her retirement, a respected social worker for the Sturgis school system, a mentor for…

                                                                                  • Doris M. Duncan

                                                                                    Doris M. Duncan, 81, passed away at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc Oct. 6, 2008.

                                                                                    • Douglas R. Bolen

                                                                                      WARREN, Ohio -- Douglas R. Bolen, 61, of Warren, passed away Oct. 12, 2008, at 4:37a.m. at St. Joseph Health Center.

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                                                                                        • Ethel M. Doney

                                                                                          WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Ethel M. Doney, 72, of Wakefield, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, in Wakefield.

                                                                                          • FARHAT LENA

                                                                                            Friday 3-9 p.m at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd). Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are appreciated to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Please share memories at

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                                                                                              • Florence I. Prowant

                                                                                                Florence I. Prowant, age 85, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Tendercare of Adrian. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                              • Frances Elizabeth Arnett

                                                                                                Frances Elizabeth Arnett, of Galesburg, passed peacefully in the loving care of her very special companion, Tom Allen, and her family on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at the age of 59.  She was born on January 14, 1949 to Leo and Dorothy Edwards in Effingham, Ill. She was married to Gary Arnett and the marriage ended in divorce. Through the years, Fran worked at Marshall Brass, Guardian Industry and most recently at Wal-Mart in Kalamazoo. She is survived by: son Tim and wife Mel Arnett; grandchildren Timothy and…

                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                  • GALLAGHER JOHN JOSEPH JR

                                                                                                    Age 83 of Rochester Hills, October 14, 2008. Loving husband of Betty. Dear father of Michael (April), John III, James T. (Linda), Gregory (Diane) Gallagher, Elizabeth (Doug) Kitterman, Joseph and the late Patrick Gallagher. Survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Brother of Nancy (Ben) Evola and the late Patricia James. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 18, 2008 10 a.m. with an in state of 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Ingelwood, Rochester. The family will receive friends…

                                                                                                    • GARY LEE ANDERSON TEXAS Gary Lee Anderson, age 56, of North Richland Hills, TX., formerly of Deckerville, died Saturday October 4, 2008, in his home. He was born November 6, 1951 in Deckerville, the son of the late Wilfred and Irene (Booth) Anderson. Gary was an avid Redwings fan. He was a quiet man, unless he started talking about politics, sports or religion, which lit a fire under him. He possessed wisdom beyond his years and was known to be very genuine and truthful. As a deacon at Friendship Baptist Church, he faithfully served God whom he loved with all of his heart. He prayed daily for our country. Above all, Gary cherished his family who will miss him greatly. Gary is survived by his wife, Sandra Anderson, three daughters, Kimberly Hoff, Melissa (Heath) Krogstad, and Susan (Jason) Pendergrass, one brother Bill (Ronnie) Anderson, grandchildren, Matthew Pendergrass, Emilie Pendergrass, and Luke Anderson, also several nieces, nephews, friends, and extended-family members. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Benedict, and Carol Crockett. Graveside services to celebrate the life of Gary Lee Anderson were held at the Downing Cemetery. Arrangements by the Apsey Funeral Home your "Legacy of Life" funeral home. Condolences may be sent to

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                                                                                                      • GRANT DONNA

                                                                                                        Loving daughter of Dr. Abraham Grant (Dr. Mildred Axelrod) and the late Elaine Joyce Grant. Dearest sister of Judith Grant, Dr. Gilbert (Judith) Grant and the late Rose Deborah Weissman. Devoted aunt of Dr. Candace (Dr. Jason) Strauss, Dr. Taryn Weissman, Dr. Elon Granader, Yael Granader, Alexandra Grant, Tori Grant and Sydney Grant. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS. FOR INFORMATION AND TIME CALL 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW…

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                                                                                                          • Genevieve Mahalak Oct. 13, 2008

                                                                                                            MAHALAK, Genevieve, age 87, of Taylor, October 13, 2008.

                                                                                                            • George Orlich

                                                                                                              MCMILLAN, Mich. -- George Orlich, 91, of McMillan, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2008 at the Shady Lane AFC Home in Lakefield Township.

                                                                                                              • George Stephan, 61

                                                                                                                George Stephan, 61, of Milton, Fla., and formerly of Charlevoix, passed away at his home in Florida.

                                                                                                                • Gerald William Rains April 5, 1926-Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                  Gerald William Rains, age 82 of Temperance, passed away October 11, 2008 in his home.

                                                                                                                  • Glen E. Harker

                                                                                                                    Glen E. Harker, age 92, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2008, at the Life Care Center of LaGrange in LaGrange, Ind. He was born June 4, 1916, in Sturgis, a son of the late J.E. and Vella (Shook) Harker. Glen was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On Dec. 26, 1936, he married Beatrice B. McCloud in Fort Wayne, Ind. She died April 23, 2007. He retired from Burr Oak Tool & Gauge in Sturgis following 11 years of employment. Prior to joining Burr Oak Tool he had been employed by…

                                                                                                                    • Glen James Rude Columbiaville Glen James Rude, age 83, of Columbiaville, passed away Sunday (October 12, 2008) at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Glen was born January 14, 1925 in Suttons Bay, MI., to the late George and Jennie (Setterbro) Rude. He married Doris Ellen Burley on February 5, 1949 at West Deerfield United Methodist Church. Glen moved to Columbiaville around age 14. He graduated from the Columbiaville High School and served his country honorably in the US navy as coxswain in the Pacific. Upon his discharge he worked at McCormicks garage as mechanic, and then was hired in at General Motors in Grand Blanc as a tool maker; Retiring in in 1982 after 34 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and watching his Tigers play ball, most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Glen is survived by his wife of 59 years Doris; Sons, Ronald ( Brenda ) of Marquette, Randall of St. Johns; Siblings: James (Barbara) Rude of Millington, Edna ( Bob

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                                                                                                                      • H. Gregory Meyer 1934-2008 H. Gregory Meyer, 74, Caseville died Sunday afternoon, October 5, 2008 at his home after a brief illness. He was born March 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Herbert and Irene (Mathias) Meyer. On July 7, 1956, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hunyadi in Detroit. Greg served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. In 1972, they moved their family to Caseville. He had been employed at Boroughs Corp until 1978, when he went to Redspot in Westland for 18 years retiring in 1996. After retiring, he assisted his wife Barbara with her book store "The Garage" in Caseville. He is a past member of the Caseville Retirement Club, past Charter member of the Caseville Eagles, a member of the Caseville Rod and Gun Club and NRA. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Barbara; a daughter, Michelle (Doug) Wiederhold of Elkton and their children, Heather Wiederhold MD, Holly (Dave) Webb and daughters, Angel and Alexis; Kory (Janelle) Wiederhold and daughter, Kylee, and Heidi and Kyle of Elkton; a son, Jeff (Kim) Meyer of Belleville and their daughters, Amber and Ashley; and son, Mark (Lesa) Meyer of Caseville and their children, Andy Meyer and his daughter, Madison; Chris, Laura, Emily and Erin Engler and a brother, Brian Meyer of Caseville. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, with burial taking place in St. Roch Catholic Cemetery, Caseville. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements were handled by the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton.

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                                                                                                                        • HUGHES PATRICIA

                                                                                                                          • Harold Boudrie June 29, 1921-Oct. 10, 2008

                                                                                                                            Harold Boudrie, 87, of Sun City, Arizona died October 10, 2008.

                                                                                                                            • Harry P. (Pope) Ellison Nov. 20, 1956-Oct. 10, 2008

                                                                                                                              Harry P. (Pope) Ellison, 51, of Monroe died Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital of Monroe.

                                                                                                                              • Harry P. (Pope) Ellison Oct. 10, 2008

                                                                                                                                Harry P. (Pope) Ellison, 51, of Monroe died at 8 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                • Harry White

                                                                                                                                  Harry "Jack" White, 64, of Summerfield, Florida, formerly of Grand Rapids, died unexpectedly September 22, 2008. His full obituary and guest book are listed at www. under obituaries, then archive dates.

                                                                                                                                  • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                    • Henry A. Schweikert

                                                                                                                                      Henry A. Schweikert, age 94, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s Daily Telegram. Arrangements are pending with Wagley Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                      • Herman Sharphorn

                                                                                                                                        SHARPHORN - The service to celebrate the life of Herman J. Sharphorn, aged 82, who passed away on Saturday, husband of Yvonne Sharphorn, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. for complete obituary, to read his lifestory and sign his guest book, visit Heritage Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                        • Hilda L. Vollmer 1914 - 2008 Hilda Louise Laeder Vollmer, 94, Pigeon, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. She was born in Center Point, Iowa on September 23, 1914, the twelfth of thirteen children born to the late John and Clara (Grimming) Laeder. She graduated from Harbor Beach High School and later attended business college in Detroit. She was united in marriage to Alfred J. Vollmer on April 28, 1936 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Pigeon. She was a member of the St. Francis Altar Society and was very active in her church, teaching catechism and volunteering whenever she was asked. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, an avid bridge player, excellent golfer and bowler, and loving mother and grandmother to her family. She was a giving person who was always at peace and content with her place in life. The love of her family was always her focus. She enjoyed needlepoint and quilting and lovingly gave quilts to all of her godchildren. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Norene (James Jr.) Wallace, Freeland; son, Robert Alfred (Lorraine) Vollmer, Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, James H. (Wendy) Wallace III, Todd M. Wallace, Ryan C. (Jamie) Wallace, Tom Vollmer and Katie Vollmer; five great-grandchildren, James H. Wallace IV, Addisyn E. Wallace, Rielly Jo Wallace, Carston C. Wallace and Nora Vollmer; her special family, the children of John and Gloria Vollmer and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, her 12 siblings, William, Anna, Henry, Elsie, Ida, Carl, Albert, Flora, Paul, Walter, Rose and Leonard. Funeral mass was held on Friday, October 10, 2008 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Fr. John Weis officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church or Scheurer Hospital. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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                                                                                                                                          • Howard Eugene Nichols

                                                                                                                                            Howard Eugene Nichols, 87, formerly of Osseo, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  He was born June 12, 1921 in Branch County to Ivan and Faye (Carpenter) Nichols. Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a mechanic and farmer and retired from White Welding Co.  He attended the Wheatland Congregational Church, enjoyed working the land and his “H” and “BN” Farmall tractors. In 1953 he married Rose…

                                                                                                                                            • Howard J. Engel

                                                                                                                                              Howard J. Engel, 79, of Allen, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born Feb. 3, 1929 in Detroit to Howard J. and Mary (Bergeau) Engel. He was married Feb. 3, 1950 to Kay A. Chisholm and she survives. Howard was retired as a building inspector for the Economic Department of the City of Detroit. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis Fraternity since 1960. Surviving besides his wife Kay are two daughters, Mary Kay Engel of Jonesville…

                                                                                                                                              • IMPELLIZZERI JOHN

                                                                                                                                                at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. Funeral Saturday at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 Fifteen Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke). In state 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester, MI. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                              • IN LOVING MEMORY OF Cathryn Slater 2/25/1927 - 10/15/2007 It's been a year since Jesus called you home. We miss you very much but know we will be together again, someday Your husband and Children

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                                                                                                                                                • JANKOWSKI MARGARET

                                                                                                                                                  at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River in Novi 248-348-1800, Friday 10:30 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Greater Lansing Affiliate, P.O. Box 4368, E. Lansing, MI 48826-4368. Online condolences at

                                                                                                                                                  • JEVARJIAN GEORGE MARK

                                                                                                                                                    October 14, 2008. Dearest husband of Teresa. Dedicated father of Richard and Emily. Devoted companion of man's best friend, Molly. Beloved son of George (the late Ann) Jevarjian. Dear brother of Graceann (Dr. Larry) Nishon and uncle to Carolyn and Erica. Beloved son-in-law of Josephine Edelmann, brother-in-law of Bob (Karen) Miller and Jim (Val) Edelmann. Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. In state Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in St. John Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern…

                                                                                                                                                    • James Eugene Adamczyk

                                                                                                                                                      • James “Joe” A. Pelkey, Jr., age 64

                                                                                                                                                        CHEBOYGAN - James “Joe” A. Pelkey, Jr., age 64, of Aloha Township, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at his home after a battle with cancer and other illnesses.

                                                                                                                                                        • Jamil Hamady

                                                                                                                                                          HAMADY, Jamil Murry - Age 78, of Flint Township, died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Avalon Hospice. Funeral will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor J.D. Landis officiating. Burial in Bendle Cemetery. Online Condolences and Tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of

                                                                                                                                                          • Jane M. Peterson April 13, 1922-Oct. 14, 2008

                                                                                                                                                            Jane M. Peterson, age 86 of Monroe, died Tuesday October 14, 2008 at 1:35 a.m. at The Lutheran Home, Monroe. She has been in poor health since March 30, 2004.

                                                                                                                                                            • Jane M. Peterson Oct. 14, 2008

                                                                                                                                                              Jane M. Peterson, 86, of Monroe died at 1:35 a.m. today at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                                              • Jane Willerton, 86

                                                                                                                                                                Jane Clarice Willerton, age 86, of Holland, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at her home. She was born in Maywood, Illinois, and was raised in Hartford, MI. She moved to Fennville in 1952.  She then moved to Holland in 1996.  She worked for Overtons in South Haven for many years and also worked for Fennville Public Schools over 10 years until retirement in 1984. She was a loyal Cub fan and long time square dancer.  She was a member of Central Park Reformed Church of Holland, former member of Fennville…

                                                                                                                                                                • Jeanette Tyler

                                                                                                                                                                  Jeanette Tyler, 55, of Holton, passed away Tuesday Sept. 30 at her home, following a short illness. A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Mona Lake Boat Club. Visitation begins at 10:3...

                                                                                                                                                                  • Jerry Fiorenzo, 69

                                                                                                                                                                    Jerry Fiorenzo, 69, of Holland died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.  A memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1 St. Peter’s Drive, Douglas.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Jewel G. Roth

                                                                                                                                                                      Jewel G. Roth, age 79, of Marion, Ind., died on Thursday evening, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born in South Lebanon, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1929, a daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth (Gildea) Blankenship.  Jewel graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1947. While in high school she worked for the Bowe’s Ice Cream Shop.  After graduation, she was employed by the Sinclair Oil Company as a stenographer.  Once Jewel started a family…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Joan M. Mausolf 1965-2008 Joan M. Mausolf, 42, Gagetown, formerly of Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center of Saginaw. She was born on October 16, 1965 in Harbor Beach to Marie (Geiger) Mausolf and the late Orville Mausolf. Joan was a former employee of Thumb Industries of Bad Axe and Community Links of Ubly. She loved to dance and she will miss her Diet Coke. She is survived by her mother, Marie Mausolf, Harbor Beach; brothers, Ron (Kathy) Mausolf, Port Hope and Dan (Liana) Mausolf, Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters, Linda (Dan) Cook, Harbor Beach, Bonnie (Ron) Erdody, Bay City, Diane Manenti, Bad Axe, Cindy (Tom) Oparka, Harbor Beach and her twin sister, Jean Mausolf, Gagetown. She was preceded in death by her father, Orville and a brother, David Mausolf. Memorial mass was held on October 9, 2008 at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory, with interment taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                          • Joseph Lee Willis Dec. 9, 1923-Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                            Joseph Lee Willis, 84, left this old world Saturday, October 11, 2008 in the Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson, Ohio. Joe died as he lived, peacefully surrounded by his nieces and nephews.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Julie Jordan, 36

                                                                                                                                                                              Julie (Captain) Jordan, age 36, joined her Lord October 5, 2008, after a brief illness. Surviving are her husband, William; daughter, Halee; parents, Raymond and Doris Captain; sister, Cheryl Benson; brother, Scott Captain; many nieces and nephews. Services will be October 19, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wyoming, MI.

                                                                                                                                                                              • KARPINSKI DOROTHY G

                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.), Warren, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. In state Saturday at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights from 10:30 a.m. until Mass 11 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                • KARWOWSKI THADDEUS

                                                                                                                                                                                  • KIEFER EDGAR C

                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 3-8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Memorials to Honor Flight Michigan appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                    • KLINE MARABELL

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 2-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kerry Knoll, 49

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kerry Knoll, 49, of Grand Rapids, joined his brother, Kurt, in heaven with Jesus on October 11, 2008. Survivors: Father, Harold Knoll Jr., Montague; mother, Patti Schieringa, Holland; siblings, Paul Knoll, Berrien Springs, David Knoll and Rochelle Knoll, Holland; grandfather, Harold Knoll Sr., Arizona. Cremation by Memorial Alternatives. Memorial service later. 

                                                                                                                                                                                        • LANG ROSALIE

                                                                                                                                                                                          October 15, 2008. Age 83. Wife of the late William E. Lang. Dear mother of Gary (Julie), Carol Lang (Bruce Bordener) and Scott (Elizabeth). Loving grandmother of Alexander and Colt. Dear sister of Ursala Compton, Floyd Francis and Dominic Francis. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btw 13-14 Mile) Friday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday at Sacred Heart of the Hills, 3360 Adams Rd., Auburn Hills. Burial will take place in Elmira, MI…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • LAVERNE LESLIE ROBERTS KINGSTON LaVerne Leslie Roberts, age 77, of Kingston died peacefully Thursday, October 9, 2008 at his home in Koylton Twp. He was born August 31, 1931 in Brown City son to the late Leslie and Beatrice (Brown) Roberts. He married Leona Brisson August 4, 1951 in Detroit. Mr. Robert worked 27 years for Cass Valley Co-op Milk Hauling Co., and did Excavating work and also was a long time area farmer. He is survived by his wife Leona, Barbara and Larry Moore (Daughter) of Marlette, Ken Roberts (Son) of Marlette, Cheryl and Manuel Navarro (Daughter) of Marlette, Rodney Roberts (Son) of Brown City, Connie and Jerry Kile Sr. (Daughter) of Marlette, Keith and Carol Roberts (Son) of Marlette, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack and Don Roberts. Funeral services have been held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Daniel Bowman officiating. Burial will be in the Christian Memorial Center in Peck. Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Marlette, Mi. (989) 635-3658.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • LAWRENCE ALEXA MAUREEN (NEE McMANUS)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 82, of Marysville, October 14, 2008. Beloved wife of Claude Sellers Lawrence. Dear mother of C. Bruce (Bonnie) Lawrence, Christine (Thomas) D'Luge, Charles (Barbara) Lawrence, Craig (Patricia) Lawrence, and Curtis (Patricia) Lawrence and Catherine (Gary) Fisher, Cynthia (Robert) Fisher, Cameron (Karen) Lawrence. Loving grandmother to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, 1814 Sanborn, Port Huron. Interment will be in…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • LEWIS F DAVID

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                                                                                                                                                                                              • LUCHTMAN LOIS

                                                                                                                                                                                                at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13½ Mile Rd.) Thursday 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In state Saturday at Warren Woods Church of the Nazarene, 14300 E. 13 Mile Rd. from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Larry Russell Arnold Lapeer Larry Russell Arnold, 66, of Lapeer, a lifetime area resident, passed away, Friday (October 10, 2008). He was born June 18, 1942 in Lansing to Percy "Pete" and Violet (Russell) Arnold. He married Patricia L. Bucholtz on September 18, 1989 at the Trinity United Lutheran Church in Port Huron. Larry graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1961 He was an inspector and welder for Pontiac Motors Division of GMC on Walton for 43 years, retiring in 2006. Larry loved being outside at the family farm. He loved his cats and dog and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Arnold of Lapeer; son, Justin Arnold of Lapeer; step-son, Joshua (Rachel) Fox of Grayling; grandchildren, Noah and Stephanie; brothers, Terry (Sharon) Arnold of Lapeer and Garry (Linda) Arnold of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Violet Arnold. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m.,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Laurin G. Comer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Laurin G. Comer, 86, of Muskegon and formerly of Ludington, died Sunday, Oct. 12. He was born in Muskegon on April 11, 1922 to Robert and Jenni (Fish) Comer and married the former Iona Cregg on Ma...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LeRoy Bunting

                                                                                                                                                                                                      LeRoy Bunting, age 67, of Adrian died Oct. 10, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. The Urbanski Funeral Home, 2907 LaGrande at Dexter in Toledo (419-244-4611) is seeking family information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Leah E. Wegner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leah Evelyn “Grandma” Wegner, age 99, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2008, at the Fairview Living Centre in Centreville, following a short illness. She was born June 8, 1909, in Owen County, Ind., a daughter of the late Claude S. and Katie (Pratt) Edwards. Mrs. Wegner had resided in Sturgis since 1945, coming from Hamilton, Ohio. On Oct. 17, 1945, she married Lawrence V. Wegner in Indianapolis, Ind. He died Dec. 8, 1972. She was a homemaker and attended the First United…

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Linda Marie Przybylski, 60

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Linda Marie Przybylski, 60, of Brutus, passed away Oct. 13, 2008, at her home in Brutus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Linda and Randy Ray

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lois I. Fultz Sept. 29, 1926-Oct. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lois I. Fultz, 82, of Monroe died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at Harborside of Point Place, Toledo. She had been in poor health for eighteen months.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lois Imogene Fultz Oct. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lois Imogene Fultz, 82, of Monroe died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at Harborside of Point Place, Toledo. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Loretta Smith Lapeer Loretta Smith, age 63, of Lapeer passed away Sunday (October 12, 2008) at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. She was born April 18, 1945, in Jackson, KY. Left to cherish her memory are son, James (Dawn) Williams of North Branch; grandchildren, Tyler Williams and Amber Overbay; sisters, Phyllis (David) Goff of St. Helen, Emma Short of St. Helen, Grace (Lou) Warrix of Jackson, KY., and Goldie (Ken) Warfield of Corbin, KY; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Louis "Louie" L. Rasmussen, 78

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Oct. 14, 2008, Louis “Louie” L. Rasmussen, 78, died at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lyle Eugene Harsh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lyle Eugene Harsh, 75, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born May 26, 1933, in Adrian Township, Lenawee County, Mich., the son of Clifford W. and Sarah R. (Bills) Harsh. He spent most of his life in Adrian and in Hillsdale. Surviving are his nephews and nieces, Eleanor Shaffer of Camden, Donald (Arlene) Harsh of Coldwater, Sharon (Ken) Neusbaum of Coldwater, Sandra (Gary) Penrose of Austin, Pa. and Charles (Carol) Harsh of Adrian and several…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MAKARA DR PAUL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          beloved husband, father, and friend, died Saturday morning, October 11, 2008. He was 77 years old. A renowned Professor Emeritus of Music Performance at Bowling Green State University , Dr. Makara graduated from Julliard, Eastman, and The University of Michigan and served in the Marine Band Orchestra from 1955-1957. An active concert violinist and chamber music musician, Dr. Makara was the first violinist and founding member of the Bowling Green String Quartet and organized and performed many concerts with…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MARGUERITE KATHLEEN HAAS MCNALLY BROWN CITY Marguerite Kathleen Haas McNally, age 93, of Brown City, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2008 in Decker. Margie spent the last three years of her life at Hillside AFC Home, where she was lovingly cared for by Shawn and Phil Smith. Margie was born, November 15, 1914, in New York City, the daughter of the late Jacob and Willimena Haas. After high school graduation, Margie attended secretarial school and then obtained employment with the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Company of New York City. Her family owned a summer cottage in Forked River, New Jersey, and it was there where she met her husband, Harold William McNally of Brown City. At the time, Harold was employed with the New Jersey Fish and Game Commission, in Forked River. On December 20, 1941, Margie and Harold were married in Linden, New Jersey. Shortly afterwards because of World War II, Harold enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he spent four years in the South Pacific. Margie continued to live and work in the New York City area. After the war, the couple moved to Michigan and purchased Harold's grandparents farm in Brown City. Both were members of the United Methodist Church in Brown City. For Margie, a girl from New York City, moving to a dairy farm in Michigan was quite a culture shock. Margie worked alongside Harold, helping with the farm chores while raising her family. Margie loved to read and made weekly trips to the library in town. Margie was always quite creative and loved to make floral arrangements and crafts. She was also an accomplished seamstress and made many of her daughter's school clothes. During her marriage, Margie helped to organize the local PTA at the school which is still in existence today. Margie also helped to open the local youth center and brought a dance teacher to Brown City from Port Huron to instruct the local youth in Ballroom, Ballet and Tap dancing. She was also a Den mother for her sons boy scout troop. Anyone that ever had a meal at the McNally home knew that Margie was a wonderful cook, and made homemade bread and pies every week. Her daughter-in-law says she made the best chocolate chip cookies in the world! But most of all Margie was a great Mom, the best Mom two kids could ever wish for. God blessed us, when he picked you to be our Mom. Mom we love you and will miss you. Margie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Jo McNally of Sitka, Alaska, and a daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and James Nunn of Snover. Her dear and loyal friend, doris Gingell of Brown City, and the couple that loved and cared for her until the end of her life, Shawn and Phil Smith of Decker. She is also survived by one nephew and two nieces. Margie was preceded in death by Harold, who passed away on October 19, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in law Frederick and Elizabeth Haas of Clearwater, FL. And her in-laws Hiram and Ida McNally. A private family service was held at Carman Funeral Home in Brown City with Pastor Jay Barsaleau from 1st Baptist Church in Bad Axe, officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Brown City Arrangements by the Carman Funeral Home, Brown City.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MATIS RICHARD E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Donations are welcome to the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bladder Cancer Research Program. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MICHAEL G. CERVONE LEXINGTON Michael G. Cervone, age 55, of Lexington, died Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Regency on the Lake, Fort Gratiot, after a 32 year battle with M.S. He was born October 7, 1952 in Mt. Clemens, son of Louis P. & Frances M. (DeBono) Cervone. Michael loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, his parents, family and friends. He loved watching sports and participating in them when he was able. Surviving are his parents, Louis and Frances of Lexington. Brothers, Louis, Gary (Zora), John (Karen), Gerard, and Jeff. Sister, Geralyn (Matthew) Pewarchie. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Denis Catholic Church, Lexington. The Rev. Donald J. Eppenbrock officiated. Burial will be in St. Denis Cemetery. A special thank you to Regency on the Lake, Heartland Hospice, and Mary Wood for their quality care. Arrangements by the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MITCHELL WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 10, 2008. Loving husband of Jo Ann. Memorial visitation Saturday at 12 noon from L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.) until time of the Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Share a memorial tribute with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Margaret M. Wendell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret M. Wendell, 89, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering and time of remembering and celebrating the life of Margaret M. Wendell will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Burr Oak Community Schools all-purpose room, 326 E. Eagle St., Burr Oak. Private burial of the ashes will take place at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is handling the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Margaret ‘Peg’ Knowles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Margaret “Peg” Knowles, 73, of Lowell, formerly of Manitou Beach passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 N. Hudson St. in Lowell with the Rev. Vance Dimmick and the Rev. Thurlan Meredith officiating. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson in charge of the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Lowell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Margo Ann Pell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marion Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JONES, Marion Jack - Age 83, of Grand Blanc, died Monday, October 13, 2008 at his residence surrounded by his family. Private Services are being held. Mr. Jones was born April 24, 1925 in Benzonia, MI, the son of William and Helen (Knost) Jones. He married Portia Jeanne Shepherd in 1949. Mr. Jones was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Flint Board of Education and was a carpenter and builder, some of his projects included the Mott Building, the Curtis Building and the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mark W. Eisenmann Jan. 19, 1938-Oct. 12, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark W. Eisenmann, 70 years of Chesapeake, OH, formerly of Temperance, MI, died Sunday, October 12, 2008 in the VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marta Sotelo Falcon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marta Sotelo Falcon of Madera, Calif., formerly of Adrian, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008,at the age of 57. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service in her honor will take place at a later date. A complete obituary will be printed when arrangements are complete.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mary Eloise Benson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mary Jean Mays

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Jean Mays, age 85, of Adrian peacefully passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at her home.  She was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Washington, Pa., to Thomas F. and Jessie (Donaldson) Nelan. Mrs. Mays graduated from Washington High School in 1940 and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1944. She earned a Master of Letters from the University of Pittsburgh in 1948 and a Master of Education from Siena Heights University in 1972. She also pursued post- graduate work at the University of Michigan. She began her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Margaret Snyder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Margaret Snyder, 64, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 from 4-8 p.m., with the rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Brian Stanley officiating from St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment will follow at Knauss Cemetery in Kinderhook Twp. Mary Margaret was born July 22, 1944…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • McCUBBIN DONALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Michael David Low

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michael David Low, 17, of Coldwater recently passed away in Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Michael Devaney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Oct. 4 the Devaney family lost another link in their family chain. Youngest brother, witty uncle and true friend Michael “Mickey” Kevin Devaney passed away at his home. Mickey spent his last few ye...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Michael J. Maxwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michael J. Maxwell, age 58, of Bronson, Mich., died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at the Kairo's Dwelling Hospice House in Kalamazoo. He had been in failing health. Michael was born June 3, 1950, in Coldwater, a son of George and Dolores (Bogucki) Maxwell and lived most of his life in the Bronson area, attending Bronson schools. He was working for Martin Transportation in Coldwater at the onset of his illness. Prior to that he was a self-employed truck driver for many years driving over the road. Mike…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Michael Stephen Bill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michael Stephen Bill, age 35, of Clayton passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at the Toledo University Hospital. He was born June 22, 1973, in Morenci, to Willie Bill, Jr. and Juanita DeHoyos. He was a 1991 graduate of Sand Creek High School and he attended the University of Texas at Austin and Jackson Community College. Michael was a UPS Driver for 16 years. Currently he was employed by Clayton Lumber. He loved to hunt, fish, and work on cars. He was especially proud of his 1969 Camaro and his 1973…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Muriel B. Soehren May 1, 1922 - Oct. 11, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Muriel B. Soehren, age 86, of Monroe passed away Saturday morning October 11, 2008, she had been in declining health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Myrtle “Polly” Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Myrtle “Polly” Johnson, 91, passed away suddenly on Oct. 7, 2008 at MidMichigan Medical Center�“Midland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • NINNESS DONALD C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved brother of Raymond (Mary Prescott-Ninness). Dear uncle of Darin and Sean Ninness. Loving son of the late Marion and Ethel. Family will receive friends at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, Saturday 2-7 p.m. Memorials to Beaumont Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Norbert John Buinowski Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Norbert John Buinowski Jr., 52, of 237 E. Ridge St., Ironwood, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Norene E. Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Norene E. Johnson, 72, of 612 E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • OVERHARDT WALTER F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 13, 2008. Age 81 of Birmingham. Co-Founder and Partner of Sudnik & Overhardt, Inc. Proud veteran US Navy. Dear Father of Erich (Denise), Ellison and Kurt. Grandfather of Vaiare and Alexander. Memorial Service Saturday 12 noon at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, View…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patrica Ann (Davis) Steward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patrica Ann (Davis) Steward, 53, formerly of Saranac, went home to be with her lord, Sept. 2, 2008 in Mineral Wells, Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Patricia A. (Bolton) Reip Oct. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patricia A. "Patty" (Bolton) Reip, 58, of Hinesville, Ga., formerly of Monroe, died Monday in her home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia Ann "Patty" Reip April 8, 1950-Oct. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia Ann "Patty" Reip, age 58, of Hinesville, GA, formerly of Monroe, passed away Monday, October 13, 2008 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phyllis Lorrane Appledorn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RALSTON LORRAINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 14, 2008, 79 years. Beloved mother of Patricia Kupiec, Debra (Andrew, deceased) Szpont, Sharon (Michael) Gavie and Catherine (Michael) Jar. Loving grandmother of James, Jason, Jennifer, Christopher and Amanda. Predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Dear aunt of Dolores Vogel. Also survived by great nieces and nephews. A Memorial visitation will be held Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe with a memorial service at 4 p.m. Memorials to the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • RATAJCZAK ROSE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 9 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memories to be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • REYNOLDS GLORIA JEAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday October 19, from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial Service 6 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contrubions to St. John's Hospice, 1471 12 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, 48071.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ROCHO JACQUELINE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              , Friday, October 17, at 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover at Common (12½ Mile). Memorial donations are appreciated to Bethel Baptist Church or St. John Hospice. Please share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ROGERS ANNA MARIE (GREGO)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age 61. Formerly of Rochester Hills. Died on October 15, 2008 with family by her side. She was a longtime school teacher at Nolan Middle School and Davis Aerospace Technical High School. Survived by children Julie (Asa) Davis, Monica Rogers, Stephen Rogers, two grandchildren Braeden and Reed and special friend Alex Irby, and former husband Daniel (Barbara) Rogers. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Hills Community Schools Administration Center in the Harrison Room, 401 West…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ROGERS THOMAS EDWARD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 3-8 pm at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd (between Big Beaver and Wattles Rd), Troy. 248-689-0700. In state Friday 9 am until funeral 10 am at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2874 E. Square Lake Rd (between John R and Dequindre Rd) Troy. Interment Rogers Family Cemetery, Pedro, Ohio. Memorials to Boy Scouts of America. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROGERS-DAVIS SARA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "SADIE" MARIE JOHNCOX of Hobbs, New Mexico died October 14, 2008 at age 88. She started her family in N. Carolina in 1960 and moved to Hobbs as co-founder of United Housing of New Mexico in 1970. She was a previous partner of Young's Mobile Homes. She was a member of Bethany Chapter #56 Order of Eastern Star. Throughout her life, she was an avid supporter of the World Wildlife Federation and the Humane Society. She is survived by husband, Ed Galan; sister Jean Williams; daughters Isabel Pipes…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RUTH A. LAUGHLIN LEXINGTON Ruth A. Laughlin, age 95 of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, October 08, 2008 in Carol's AFC Home, Port Sanilac, following a brief illness. She was born to Albert Edward Ruddock and Violet Elizabeth Wilson on April 17, 1913 in the Ludington Farm House, Attica, MI, the sixth of seven daughters. Ruth graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in 1935, and on May 6, 1936 she married Charles A. Laughlin. They lived in Harbor Beach where she worked as a registered nurse in the health departments of Huron and Sanilac County until her retirement in 1974. Ruth and Charles moved to Winter Haven, FL in 1976 and built their "dream home." After Charles passed away on December 7, 1991, Ruth moved back to Lexington to be close to her family. She resided in her Lexington home until 2007 when serious health problems caused her to move to Carol's AFC Home in Port Sanilac where she lived happily until her passing. Ruth is survived by her son, Charles A. "Cal" (Lynn) Laughlin III of Lexington and two grandsons, Charles A. "Chuck" Laughlin of Lexington, and Michael B. (Deborah) Laughlin of Sandusky. She had a large and wonderful extended family. She was grandmother to all six of the "Asher kids," and was great grandmother to all 14 of their children, and their children's children. She was a loving aunt to all of her sister's and their husband's children. Cremation arrangements were by Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Port Huron. Interment will be in the family plot next to her husband, Charles in the Mt. Lake Pleasant Cemetery, Dryden, MI. Contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lexington or the United Hospice Service of Sanilac County. To send condolences, please visit

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Raymond C. Strachn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Raymond C. Strachn, 75, of Hillsdale, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Seneca to Charles and Verda (Porter) Strachn. He was married March 3, 1978 to Mary F. Nichols and she survives. Raymond retired in 1991 as a truck driver for Central Transport after 40 years of service. He also worked for Kimball Camp and as a security guard at Hillsdale Place High Rise. Raymond was an avid hunter and he will be greatly missed by all…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard L. Eymer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard L. Eymer, 78, of Banker Street, Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. He had been ill since July. He was born Sept. 23, 1930, in White Pigeon, a son of Lester C. and Dorothy (Gross) Eymer Sr. He resided in the Sturgis area since 1972, coming from Illinois. On Dec. 19, 1966, he married Anne H. Price in Chesapeake, Va. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served for 20 years and retired in 1967. He also was employed by Owens Illinois in Constantine, SCM and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richard R. Hourigan, Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richard Slater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Richard Slater, aged 87, of Clarksville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert L. Livingston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Robert L. Livingston, 77, of E-4992 Slade Road, Ironwood Township, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Miller-Dwan Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert S. Payne, 61

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHEBOYGAN - Robert Payne, age 61, of Cheboygan, died early Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at his home following a long battle with cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rodney Glenn Ford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rodney Glenn Ford, age 55, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. He was born May 27, 1953, in Hudson the son of Harl Glenn and Marybelle (Dull) Ford. Rodney was a 1971 graduate of Hudson High School. On May 4, 1985, he married Susan Bradish and she survives. Rodney was a unique person who had a rough exterior with a tender heart, who is now soaring on Eagles Wings in Heaven. In addition to his wife, Susan he is survived by a daughter, Tamra Brunt and her husband, Richard of Springhill, Tenn.; one…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Roger J. Edick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ronald Haverdink, 70

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ronald Haverdink, 70, of Hamilton died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2008. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 3616 M-40, Hamilton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ronald S. Siemen 1940-2008 Ronald S. Siemen, 68, Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2008 peacefully at his home while under hospice care. He was born on January 22, 1940 in Harbor Beach to the late Sylvester and Magdalene (Essenmacher) Siemen. Ron and Clarice Booms were united in marriage on May 7, 1960 in Helena. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2008. Ron was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena and a member of the St. Anthony's Men's Club. Ron was a retired farmer and Michigan Sugar Company employee. He enjoyed fishing for bass, his garden, growing fruit trees and a good game of euchre. He is survived by his children, Stephanie (Glenn) Mazure, Bad Axe, Gregory (Cindy) Siemen, Harbor Beach, Mary (Wade) Messing, Beecher, Ill., Joseph (Audrey) Siemen, Harbor Beach, Matthew (Sandra) Siemen, Carsonville and Angela (Patrick) Holdwick, Birch Run; 18 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, William (Betty) Siemen, Imlay City; four sisters, Marilyn (Pete) Klama, Richmond, Marie (Ken) Helmreich, Minden City, Pamela (Rick) Sochacki, Gladwin, Sherry (Richard) Learman, Bad Axe and Julie (Gary) Booms, Harbor Beach. Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice and a daughter, Corrina "Corky" Siemen. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, October 11, 2008 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena. Fr. William Spencer and Fr. Peter Nwokoye officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rose (Movrich) Nugent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MILWAUKEE -- Rose (Movrich) Nugent, 77, Milwaukee, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Roy C. DeCaire 1923-2008 Roy C. DeCaire, 84, Sebewaing, died Monday, October 6, 2008 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon, following a brief illness. He was born August 18, 1923 in Bay Port, son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Tribelhorn) DeCaire. He was united in marriage to Odeal Holland on September 2, 1950 in Bay City. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated a barber shop in Bay Port for many years. He then was employed by the Bay Port School system. He moved to Texas and was employed by the U.S Border Patrol for ten years. Later he was employed by Immigration Naturalization Service in Chicago for five years then transferred to Minneapolis for 17 years before retiring in 1975 and moving to Sebewaing in 1992. Roy had been involved with the Boy Scouts and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife, Odeal, Sebewaing; a daughter, Sherry DeCaire, Sebewaing and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Floyd DeCaire. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Per Roy's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Royal E. Marsh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Royal E. Marsh, 60, of Hope, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 11, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ruth Wassenaar, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ruth was born in Holland on July 19, 1918.  Her parents were Mini and Johannes   Klaasen who founded the Klaasen Printing Company and the Sunday School Guide Publishing Company.  She was a proud graduate of Hope College and received a letter in women’s sports.   Teaching was her chosen profession after college. Before the start of World War II, she married Lester R Wassenaar, a lawyer, and after the war he returned to Holland.  Following his early death in 1956, she taught at Harrington School and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SALISBURY DONNA MAE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions to National Emphysema Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SERRA ANTONIO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday and Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd., Troy, 248-689-0700. Scripture service with Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills. Entombment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations can be made to the donor's charity of choice. Share memories with the online guest book at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • STING ROBERT W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, or the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SURRATT THEODORE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday 2-9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SWIDER FLORENCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sandra L. Bailey, 60

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHEBOYGAN - Sandra L. Bailey, age 60, of Cheboygan, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at the Hospice House.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sean A. Edmondson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sister Hirzel, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sister Ellen L. Hirzel, formerly known as Sister Baptista Hirzel, died on Oct. 14, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 93 years of age and in the 69th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Ellen was born in East Syracuse, N.Y., to Albert and Nellie (Paulson) Hirzel. She graduated from New Haven High School in New Haven, Ind., and received a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree in History from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Mich. Sister…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sophie Kushak Miles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sophie Kushak Miles, of Harbor Springs, died Oct. 12, 2008, at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • TINSLEY GERTRUDE EVA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Faithful, Patience, Wise. Loving, and Prayerful. She was generous and caring, sharing her spiritual love with all who were in need. The Family Hour will be held Friday; October 17, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at James H. Cole Funeral Home, 2624 West Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI. (West Grand Blvd. and Rosa Parks Blvd.) Funeral Services will be held Saturday; October 18, 2008 10 a.m. at the Southwestern Church of God, 3032 South Fort St., Detroit MI. (Fort St. between Visger and Outer Drive).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TODOROFF THEODORE G MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Of Waterford formerly of Dearborn and Lapeer, October 15, 2008 at 84 years of age. Loving husband of Olga B. for 62 years. Dear father of Charles Gregory (Carol) Todoroff M.D. of Grayling, Pamela Todoroff of Clarkston, Rhonda (Philip) Kessling of VA and Lisa Todoroff Ziedas of Dearborn. Special grandfather of Emily Erin (Russell) Long, Melissa Megan Duke, Margaret Elizabeth (Paul) Sherman, Samantha Marjorie Pochert, Edward Earl Duke III, Anna Catherine Todoroff, Alexandria Olga Pochert, Natalie Renee…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TUCHCINSKI DEBORAH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      55 of Richmond, formerly of Clinton Township. Died October 15, 2008. Daughter of James (Paula) Howitt and Jean Howitt. Companion of Shelley Champion and sister of Robert, Kenneth, and Jeffery Howitt. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. in F.U.C.C. in Richmond. Visiting Thursday 3-8 p.m. in Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thelma Pryor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pryor, Thelma Ann Arbor, MI   Age 103, passed away at her home. A full obituary and service information will follow in a future edition. Arrangements by Generations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thelma Rose Ackels-Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thomas Henry Bonino II, D.O. Metamora Thomas Henry Bonino II, D.O., 49, of Metamora (formerly of Oxford) passed away Monday (October 6, 2008). He was born June 11, 1959 in Highland Park to Dr. Thomas H. Sr. and Corinne (Collier) Bonino. Thomas graduated in 1979 from Cranbrook Schools. He attended Albion College, the University of Michigan-Flint, and Michigan State University where he earned is Doctorate in Osteopathy. Thomas practiced Dermatology for many years at the Dermatology Center P.C. in Redford. He is survived by his children, Thomas III, Peter, Joseph and Nicole Bonino all of Oxford; the children's mother, Dr. Susan Bonino of Oxford; parents, Dr. Thomas H. Sr. and Connie Bonino of Metamora; sisters, Robin (Dr. Frederick) Roberts of Metamora, Kara (Dr. Anthony) DeLuca of Metamora, Krincy (David) Rice of Oxford and Cami (Rev. Christopher) Cote' of Boulder, CO. Thomas is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thom

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thomas Monje, 87

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thomas F. Monje, age 87, of Holland, died peacefully Monday, October 13, 2008, at his home.  Tom was an operating engineer for 42 years and he attended Henry Ford Trade School.  He was co-owner of Brass Town.  He is survived by his wife, Kay; and son, Thom Monje of Westland; brother-in-law, Larry and Cathy Montgomery of Farmington Hills.  A private family service is planned and cremation has taken place.  Arrangements are by Lakeshore Memorial Services.  An on-line registry book is available at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Trudy J. Midtgard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trudy Jean Midtgard, 58, of Reading, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at home.  She was born Dec. 2, 1949 in Montpelier, Ohio, the daughter of Clayton and Betty (Huston) Westfall. Trudy graduated from Camden-Frontier High School in 1967 and worked as a receptionist at Pines Behavioral Health Systems in Coldwater. She belonged to the Camden Missionary Church. On Aug. 10, 1968 she married Thomas Midtgard and he preceded her in death in 2006. Survivors include one daughter, Tabitha Midtgard of Reading; one…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  VIRGINIA "GINNY" THORNTON, of Fife Lake, passed away on Oct. 8, 2008.There will be a service on Nov.1, at 2 p.m., at the Fife Lake American Legion Post 219. A luncheon will be provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VAN HORN WILLIAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday 1-9 p.m. and funeral Saturday 12 Noon at the R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. Online obituary and guestbook at:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at the church begining at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to St. John Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vivian E. Bathgate Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vivian E. Bathgate, 91, of Monroe died at 1:12 a.m. today in the Lutheran Home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WARREN ETHEL PEARL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 91, of Bloomfield Hills, died October 12, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Charles (2001). Loving mother of Charles (Roslynn) Warren, Sharon Weber, and Karen Arnold. Also leaves six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, and three sisters. Memorial visitation Saturday 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. service at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (2 blks. west of Woodward). Burial of cremains will follow privately Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Beaumont…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lakeland, MI. Age 88. Beloved mother of James G. Knott and Mia L. Powers. Dear grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 12. Simple Farewell, 11 a.m. Monday at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Gathering 10 a.m. until time of service. Please leave a message of comfort at 877-231-7900 or sign her guest book at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WIEGAND LEO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Prayers Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 44633 Utica Rd. (E. of Van Dyke) until Mass, 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Lawrence Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Warren G. Waltz Nov. 12, 1923-Sept. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MURRELLS INLET, SC - Warren G. Waltz, 84, formerly of Monroe, died September 3, 2008 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William C. Looker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William C. Looker, age 59, of Gladwin, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Willie Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JOHNSON, Mr. Willie W. Aurora, CO Formerly of Kalamazoo, MI Age 83 Departed this life October 9, 2008. A Homegoing Celebration will be held 10:30 AM Friday, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The family requests family and friends arrive timely at 10:30 AM. for funeral services to recess on time to arrive at Ft. Custer National Cemetery for interment with Military Honors. Friends may view 4-6 PM Thursday at the Harper Funeral Home, 521 Douglas Avenue, 342-1000. You may view Mr. Johnson's obituary online at:…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • YANIS WILLIAM H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      age 68 of Sarasota, Florida and St. Clair Shores passed away suddenly on October 12, 2008. He was a beloved husband of over 47 years to Rosann, devoted father of Matthew (Pamela), Laura Dabaldo (Tom) and Georgia and proud grandfather of four to Michael and Mark Yanis and Adam and Anna Dabaldo. Bill was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Mary. Dear brother of Barbara Flores, Virginia Santiago and Henrietta Yanis. Bill loved his family, had a zest for life and enjoyed golfing, traveling with his wife and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Adams, E. Keith

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