Saturday, October 18, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/18/08


    Sunday 2-9 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday In state 9:30 a.m. at San Francesco Church, 22870 S. Nunneley (S. of Metro Parkway and E. of Gratiot) until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

    • 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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        Sunday 6 p.m. until Trisagion at 7:30 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 18100 Merriman Rd., Livonia. Funeral service Monday 10 a.m. at the Church. In state 9 a.m. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Building Fund. A tribute may be left for the family at

        • Adelle A. Pietrowski Oct. 17, 2008

          Adelle A. Pietrowski, 88, of Dundee, formerly of Romulus, died Friday, Oct. 17. Crane Funeral Home, Romulus, is handling arrangements. For information, call (734) 941-9200.

          • Alvin E. Jacobson Jr.

            • Alvin Emmanuel Jacobson, Jr.

              • Anna Louise Randall

                • Anna Louise Randall, 94, of Ludington and formerly Bear Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 15. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington is in charge of arrangements....

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                  • Arlene Walker

                    WALKER, Arlene Lenore - Age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on October 12, 2008. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton, Wayne B. Willer officiating. Burial immediately following at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4-6 PM Friday. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of

                    • 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.

                      • BROOKS EILEEN

                        Saturday 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (N. of 15 Mile), Clinton Twp. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 19700 Fifteen Mile Rd., Clinton Township. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Please share a memory with the family at

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                          • Benita Poore Aug. 29, 1925-Oct. 16, 2008

                            Benita Poore, 83, of Monroe, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday at Fountain View of Monroe.

                            • 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. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                              • 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…

                                • 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…

                                  • CAMPBELL DOROTHY E

                                    Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Mass Monday instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter, St. Clair Shores. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                    • CISLO CASIMER J

                                      3-8 pm Sunday and 1-9 pm Monday. Scripture Service 7 pm Monday.

                                      • CLARK WENDELL J

                                        Age 59. October 15, 2008. Beloved husband of Mary for 34 years. Dear father of Lauren (Chris) McKay and Justin. Grandfather of Caleb. Loving son of Emma Young and the late William Clark. Brother of Charles and Marsha. Family will receive friends Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Rd., Redford. Funeral Services will be Monday 10 a.m. family hour, and 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Outer Drive Faith Lutheran Church, 17500 James Cousins, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, the family…

                                        • 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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                                          • COFFEY PHYLLIS J

                                            • COHEN LILLIAN FEALK

                                              Age 104. Beloved wife of the late Norman Fealk and the late Henry Cohen. Dear mother of the late Allen Erwin Fealk. Cherished sister of the late Dr. Isadore (the late Edith) Sklover, the late Fannie (the late Samuel) Ellstein, the late Ben (the late Bernice) Sklover, and the late Jean. Dear sister-in-law of the late David Fealk, the late Philip (Bea) Fealk, the late Ben (the late Henrietta) Fealk, the late Herman (Edith) Fealk, the late Arthur (Betty) Fealk, the late Sadie Wasserman, and the late Connie…

                                              • 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. …

                                                • Carl R. Newman

                                                  WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Carl R. Newman, 93, of Wakefield, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Ashland, Wis.

                                                  • Caroline “Carrie” E. Gaiera

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

                                                    • Charles K. Martin

                                                      • Chezney M. Fullins

                                                        • Clara J. Davis, 87

                                                          Clara J. Davis, 87, of Boyne City, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey surrounded by her family.

                                                          • Clarence Ballard

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

                                                            • 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, 81, of Bronson, Mich., died 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. today at West Girard Cemetery. 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.

                                                                  • 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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                                                                    • 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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                                                                      • Dale AcMoody

                                                                        Dale AcMoody, of Girard Twp., Branch County, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 in Kalamazoo. Arrangements are pending at the Gillespie Funeral Home, Coldwater. Visit to leave a message or condolences to the family.

                                                                        • Daniel Driscoll

                                                                          DRISCOLL, DANIEL R. "DAN" - Of Pleasant Lake, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at the age of 61 years. Funeral arrangements are pending, a full obituary will appear in Sunday's paper Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.

                                                                          • Darliene Brinson Heckel Died Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                            Darliene Brinson Heckel, 55, of Monroe, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Allore Chapel of Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                  • Dolores E. VanderVeer

                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                        • Dr. Herbert S. Moyer April 7, 1928-Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                          Dr. Herbert S. Moyer, 80 years of Temperance, MI, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008 in his home. Born April 7, 1928 in Buchanan, MI, he was the son of Fred M. and Norma (Sizer) Moyer.

                                                                                          • Dwayne Garno

                                                                                            Garno, Dwayne F. Bay City, Michigan Passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008, at home at the age of 71 years. Complete obituary will be in the Sunday edition. Funeral Mass will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2008, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4708 Meridian Rd in Merrill. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. in Shields, on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saginaw Rescue Mission.

                                                                                            • E. Ellen (Payne) Finney Nov. 3, 1917-Oct. 14, 2008

                                                                                              E. Ellen (Payne) Finney, 90 yrs, of Petersburg, died Tuesday night at Grand Court, Adrian, Michigan.

                                                                                              • Earl T. Jensen

                                                                                                IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Earl T. Jensen, 85, of 515 E. Vaughn St., Ironwood, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                • Edward Joseph Jensen

                                                                                                  • Elizabeth C. Rollis

                                                                                                  • Elsie Mae Hafner

                                                                                                    • Ethel M. Doney

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

                                                                                                      • Evelyn Bunnell, 73

                                                                                                        Evelyn Bunnell, age 73, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 16, 2008.  Evelyn was a member of the Rose Park Reformed Church and active with the Women's Bible Study Group.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice Allen; granddaughter, Robin Boes; brothers-in-law, Danny Storms and Richard Bunnell.  She is survived by her husband, DeMar; and daughter, Karen;  a son, Brant, and his wife, Jane; three grandchildren, Bill, Holly and Katie; sister,  Marjorie…

                                                                                                        • Everett Ronald Brunke

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                                                                                                            Sunday 3-8 pm and Monday 2-8 pm (Closing prayer at 8 pm) at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313-382-1150). Please see our online obituary/guestbook at:

                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                  • GENTRY SANDRA LOUISE

                                                                                                                    • GERARDUZZI ANNA

                                                                                                                      Age 94 of West Bloomfield, October 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late David. Survived by her son David Gerarduzzi and daughter Anya Kumara. Also survived by a sister, Betty Mio and brother Louis Caponi. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 3750 Commerce Rd., Orchard Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church.

                                                                                                                      • GREENBERGER ANNA

                                                                                                                        Beloved wife of Alex Greenberger. Dear mother of Dr. Erika (Robert) Singer. Devoted grandmother of Dr. Alicia (Adam) Acey, Jonathan (Dena) Singer, and David Singer. Proud great grandmother of Jacob, Justin, and Amanda Acey. Cheristed sister of Edith (Alex) Kronovic, the late Irene Goldstein, and the late Judith Gerhardova. SERVICES 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL 248-569-0020. INTERMENT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                        • Gerald Thibert Oct. 17, 2008

                                                                                                                          Gerald Thibert, 61, of Greeneville, TN (formerly of Carleton, MI) died peacefully Wednesday morning surrounded by his family.

                                                                                                                          • Geraldine H. Valade, 89

                                                                                                                            Geraldine H. Valade, 89, of Petoskey, died Oct. 17, 2008, at Sunnybank Retirement Community.

                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                • Glenn Whitlock

                                                                                                                                  WHITLOCK, GLENN L. - Of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the age of 86. A service of remembrance will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jim Shaver officiating. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition. Chas. J. Burden & Son 1806 E. Michigan Ave.

                                                                                                                                  • Grace E. Harvester

                                                                                                                                    SAN DIEGO -- Grace E. Harvester, 67, passed away peacefully at San Diego Hospice facility Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.

                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                          • Harvey Tillinger North Branch Harvey Tillinger, age 77, of North Branch passed away Tuesday (October 14, 2008) in the comforts of his home and surrounded by his dear friends. Harvey was a resident of Shady Grove Nursing Care Facility in North Branch for many years. It was there that he took comfort in the companionship of numerous friends and residents with in the group home. Harvey was a kind and caring man who will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Minnie Tillinger. Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer, MI 48446. (810.664.8282).

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                                                                                                                                            • Helen B. Carner May 6, 1920-Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                              Helen B. Carner, 88 years of Temperance, MI and formerly of Drummond Island, MI died Wednesday October 15, 2008 in the Parkcliffe Community in Toledo.

                                                                                                                                              • 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, at Provincial House. Henry was born May 26, 1914, in the same home he lived his entire life, the son of John and Emma (Menzel) Schweikert. He graduated from Adrian High School with the Class of 1932. Henry was a decorated veteran, receiving the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal for his service in the Army during World War II. Henry worked at the…

                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                      • Interment service: Sally Case Bragaw and James Berry Bragaw

                                                                                                                                                        An interment service for Sally Case Bragaw and James Berry Bragaw, of Harbor Springs, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs. The Rev. Toby Jones of the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs will officiate.

                                                                                                                                                        • James E. Calloway May 23, 1930-Oct. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                          James E. Calloway, age 78, a lifelong resident of Monroe, MI, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 in his home with his family at his bedside. Jim had been seriously ill for the past 7 months.

                                                                                                                                                          • James E. Calloway Oct. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                            James E. Calloway, age 78, a lifelong resident of Monroe, MI, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 in his home with his family at his bedside. Jim had been seriously ill for the past 7 months.

                                                                                                                                                            • James Szeszulski

                                                                                                                                                              Szeszulski, James Kawkawlin, Michigan Mr. Szeszulski, age 76, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Bay Regional medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Friends may call at Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. and Friday from 1-9 p.m. A Vigil and K of C Bible presentation will be held at 7:30 pm. On Saturday Mr. Szeszulski will lie in state at church from 9 a.m. until time of services. A complete obituary will be…

                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                • Jean Ann Sheridan Aug. 23, 1945-Oct. 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                  Jean Ann Sheridan, 63, of Sun City West, Arizona, went to dwell in the House of the Lord, on October 3rd, 2008, after a valiant and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Jennie Blauwkamp, 89

                                                                                                                                                                    Jennie Blauwkamp, age 89, of Holland, died on Thursday, October 16, 2008, in Zeeland Hospital. Born in Port Sheldon, she lived in the Holland and Zeeland area all her life.  Jennie was a member of Harlem Reformed Church where she was an active in the Guild and in Sunday school  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Blauwkamp, in 1993; her daughter, Patricia Blauwkamp, in 1990; and her son-in-law, Allen Hotchkiss, in 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hotchkiss of Zeeland; her three…

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                                        • John Carr, 78

                                                                                                                                                                          John Carr, 78, of Zeeland, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by the Notier-VerLee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St.

                                                                                                                                                                          • John Roy Leggat

                                                                                                                                                                            John Roy Leggat, age 69, of Cambridge Township passed away Oct. 14, 2008, at Toledo Hospital. John was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Plymouth, Mich., the son of Albert and Pansy (Williamson) Leggat. He married Diana Blackmon on Nov. 26, 1999, and she survives. Besides his wife, John is survived by his children, Lorna, Andrew, Michael and Albert Leggat, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Roberta Grace. Funeral services will begin at noon Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Borek Jennings…

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                                                                                                                                                                              • Juella Keller, 67

                                                                                                                                                                                Juella K. Keller, of Cadillac, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.  She was 67.  She was born on September 15, 1941 in Holland, Michigan, to William & Cora (Brower) Tamminga.  Mrs. Keller was an active person in the community, being a Mary Kay representative for many years, selling real estate with Real Estate One, working in the office of Zion Lutheran Church, being employed at the Apple Tree in Cadillac, helping with Friendship Bible Study, was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                • KLISZ EDWARD J

                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7p.m. Rosary service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Road (north of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (Corner of Romeo Plank) Macomb Twp. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be share with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kathleen Huizinga, 55

                                                                                                                                                                                    Kathleen Huizinga, 55, of Hudsonville, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, from accidental injuries. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Hudsonville Reformed Church, 3950 Highland Drive, Hudsonville. Interment Forest Grove Cemetery. Visiting at the VanderLaan Funeral Home in Hudsonville is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kathlene Klein

                                                                                                                                                                                      Klein, Kathlene M. Bay City, Michigan Kathlene passed away Wednesday evening, October 15, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 63 years. She was born October 8, 1945 in Saginaw, MI. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy is being planned for Monday, October 20, 2008. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's edition of the paper.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                        • LEDERMAN GAIL JACOBS

                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of Emanuel Lederman and the late Saul Jacobs. Dear mother of Annette (Theodore) Brod, and Jack Jacobs. Loving Bubbe Gail of Michelle (Kevin) Raisch, Brian Soloway, Pamela Soloway, Matthew Jacobs and Ryan Jacobs. Great-grandmother of Jessica, Zachary and Michael Raisch. Sister of Izzy (Ida) Breit and the late Benjamin Breit. Also survived by loving nieces and nephew, Chana Breit, Zvi (Susie) Breit and their daughter Sara Breit, her best friend of 60 years, Ann Kamerman and many dear friends.…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • LINDSEY EVERETT A D

                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile Rd.), Clinton Township. Mr. Lindsey was a lifetime member of the Center Line (High 12) Lodge #550, F&AM.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • LUBIEN DEACON RAYMOND J

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday 3-9 p.m. with an evening Vigil Service 7 p.m., at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road, at Common (12½ Mile). Deacon Lubien will lie in state Monday 10 a.m., at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, until the time of the Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Memorial donations appreciated to the Capuchin Fathers, 1820 Mt. Elliot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Leonard J. Zarzyski

                                                                                                                                                                                                    HURLEY, Wis. -- Leonard J. Zarzyski, 82, of Poplar Street in Hurley, died under the graceful care of Regional Hospice Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lillian (Lija) Shouldice

                                                                                                                                                                                                      IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Lillian (Lija) Shouldice, 86, of Mountain View Road, Ironwood Township, passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 12, 2008, in San Rafael, Calif., with her children by her side.

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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,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MENUCK ROSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved wife of the late Jacob Menuck. Dear mother of Allen (Jacqueline) Menuck, Melvin (Paula) Menuck, and the late Dr. Leslie (Paula) Menuck. Loving grandmother of Michael (Nicole) Menuck, Craig (Jill) Menuck, Mark (Lisa) Menuck, Sara Menuck, David (Lisa) Menuck, Michele (Seth) Corin, and Jason Menuck. Dearest great-grandmother of Jamie, Miles, Harrison, Jessica, Mollie, Casie, and Eli. Also survived by devoted caregiver Kathy Bradbury and many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MOELLER HERBERT ANDREW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hours will be held at Green's on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment services will be held at the Old Chapel at Clinton Grove Cemetery in Mount Clemens on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 10:30 AM. Condolence messages can be sent via our website:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marie A. Brunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marie A. Brunt, 84 of Saline, formerly of Deerfield and Petersburg, died Oct. 15, 2008. Visitation is 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marie A. Brunt Died Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marie A. Brunt, 84 of Petersburg, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Arrangements are pending at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marie A. Brunt May 14, 1924- Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marie A. Brunt, 84 of Saline, formerly of Petersburg, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. She had been in poor health the last 3 months.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marjorie Loucks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marjorie Loucks returned to the Spirit Life Oct. 15, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 Lynn Vacek Feb. 15, 1950-Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Lynn Vacek, age 58 of Carleton, died Wednesday October 15, 2008 at 4:50 a.m. in her home. She had been battling lung and brain cancer for over two years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Max W. Houck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Max W. Houck, 90, of Morgantown, W.V. and formerly of Grand Ledge, died on Oct. 1, 2008 due to complications with pneumonia after surgery. Max was born in Coldwater on Oct. 22, 1917, and lived much of his early life in Quincy. Max will be laid to res, in Grand Ledge. Visitation will be held at Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home in Grand Ledge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. Visit for a complete obituary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Michael David Earl Low

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michael David Earl Low, age 17, of Coldwater, died unexpectedly earlier this week. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater, with Pastor David Anderson from the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. David was born on Jan. 31, 1991 in Detroit. He was adopted as an infant by Earl and Sheila Maloney-Low. Mr. Low was a caregiver to his sister. He enjoyed listening to music, playing Xbox 360 and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Michael J. Berry, 60

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mike Berry of Fairfax, Virginia, died Sunday, October 12, 2008. He was born May 17, 1948 in Schenectady, New York. He attended W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax and graduated from Hope College in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of “The Old Guard” Drum and Fife Corp in Washington, D.C. Mike was employed by WAGE Radio of Leesburg, Virginia, as sales manager. Mike enjoyed his time as a timpanist for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, his hobby as a pilot and time with his family playing…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mildred L. Collingsworth July 31, 1929-Oct. 16, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mildred L. Collingsworth, 79, of Monroe died at 3:58 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in poor health for fifteen months.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mildred L. Collingsworth Oct. 17, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mildred L. Collingsworth, 79 of Monroe died at 3:58 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Milo Dale AcMoody

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Milo Dale AcMoody, 83, of Girard passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Dale was born in Girard Township on Sept. 3, 1925 to Carrell and B. Arlene (Tompkins) AcMoody. He attended the old Girard School through 8th grade and graduated from Coldwater High School in 1943. On Aug. 19, 1944, he married Elizabeth Dorris. They became parents of a daughter, Deanna, in 1946 and a son, Phillip, in 1950. Dale farmed his entire life. Additionally, he did welding at Coldwater…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Myrtle “Polly” Johnson

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NASH CULVER ROBERT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 88. October 17, 2008 of Troy, formerly of Royal Oak. Beloved husband of Doreen (Shimmen) Nash. Loving father of Stephen (Cindy), Peter, and Richard Nash. Loving grandfather of Thomas Nash. Dear brother of Audrey Stanger, the late Beverley Simpson, and the late Virginia Rhys, and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Gathering of family and friends Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:30 a.m. until Memorial Service 11 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery-Chapel of Psalms, 621 West Long Lake Rd., Troy. Arrangements by…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • NEVEN MARY E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 87, Wife of the late husband George Sr. died peacefully at the home of son Robert and daughter-in-law Helen where she resided for 12 years. Mrs. Neven suffered from congestive heart failure and polymiositis. Mrs. Neven and husband George owned Neven's Catering serving the Hamtramck area and proud to be involved with the Polish Festivals. At Mrs. Neven's request an immediate and private service was held at St. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church with burial next to her husband at Mt.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • NICKLES IMA JO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          , Sunday 3-8 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd., (2 Blocks W. of Woodward) Berkley. Funeral Service, Monday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Private Burial, White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nasaria Rivera

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rivera, Nasaria Camero (Bernal) Saginaw, Michigan Passed away at her home Friday, October 17, 2008 with her family at her side. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Saginaw News. The funeral mass will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3680 S. Washington. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. on Monday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where they may join the family for a vigil service…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PASICA STEVEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 99. Born 7-11-1909. Passed away 10-17-08. Beloved husband of the late Hattie Mae Pasica. Survived by sons Gary (Kaye) and Denis. Also survived by his sister, Marilyn Smith. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. Private Services will be held.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patricia A. (Bolton) Reip April 8, 1959 - 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. Patty was under the care of hospice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8½ Mile, Eastpointe. Rosary Sunday 3 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 15889 E. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RUSZKIEWICZ PATRICIA B (NEE SCHOKAERT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday 2:30 - 9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48035. In state Monday 10:30 a.m., Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38775 Prentiss St., Harrison Township, MI 48045 with Father James O'Leary officiating. Please share a memory of Pat at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rhoda A. Maxwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rhoda A. Maxwell, 72, Bear Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 16 at her home in Bear Lake. Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert E. Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Robert E. Anderson, 89, of North Andover, and a former Sanborn, Wis., resident, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Sutton Hill Nursing Home in North Andover.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ron Haverdink, 70

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ron Haverdink age 70, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at Spectrum Health.  Ron worked at Kroger and then retired from General Electric following 30 years of employment.  He worked part-time for Hamilton Schools as a bus driver and Teddy’s Transport.  Ron served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958, serving in Germany.  He was preceded in death by his sons, Keith, in 1993, and Randy in 1972; brother, Dave, in 1987.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Marilyn (Rutgers) Haverdink;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rosarene Achterhof, 79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rosarene “Rose” Achterhof, age 79, of Holland, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008.  Rose was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and a former member of Prospect Park Christian Reformed Church. Rose retired from Zeeland Community Hospital after 22 years of service.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Russel Achterhof; brother, Willard Greving; and sisters, Gladys Boersen and IslaDeane Molengraff.  Rose is survived by her children, Gayle and Rick Vander Bie, David and Tammy…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 Ann Ferguson Died Oct. 13, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ruth Ann Ferguson, 72, of Monroe, died Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Allore Chapel of Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age 63 of Farmington Hills. She passed away peacefully on October 16, 2008 with her family by her side at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital after an extended battle with breast cancer. She was born in Detroit, MI and had lived in Farmington Hills for the past 10 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert G. and Esther A. Sari, her brothers, David A. Sari and Dennis G. Sari. She is survived by her husband Ronald C. Sanders of 43 years of Farmington Hills, MI; her six children Ronald (Ann) C. Sanders…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SEYMOUR JANE HERLEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shrine High School appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sandra L. Bailey, 60

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sharon Ann (Johns) Campbell Dec. 19, 1939-Oct. 14, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sharon A. Campbell, 68, of Reinbeck, Iowa, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stephen Suliman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Suliman, Stephen J. Ypsilanti, MI (Formerly of Belleville, MI) Mr. Suliman, age 47, passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born April 1, 1961, in Delray, MI, the son of the late Stephen and Marion (Miller) Suliman. He was a great cook and terrific harmonica player. He was a jokester who had a wonderful sense of humor. Survived by two daughters, Staci (Chris) Richards of Ypsilanti and Jessica Suliman of Ann Arbor; three sisters, Diane Barota of NJ,Stephanie (John) Williard of Belleville, Judith (Daniel)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sydney Timmer, 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sydney Elizabeth Timmer, age 14, of Zeeland, was finally healed on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus, and is now in the arms of Jesus. Sydney was a Freshman at Zeeland East High School and was a member of the Ridge Point Community Church. She was preceded in death by her father, David Timmer, in 1998; her grandmother, Darlene Kubicek, in 1998; and an aunt, Krista Van Kampen in 2006. Surviving are her parents, Victoria and Terry S. Van Kampen of Zeeland; sisters, Taryn and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Theodore L. Bell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Theresa Weatherby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Theresa Weatherby, aged 82, of Wyoming, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Arrangements will be announced in Sunday's obituary. Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Oral Church Lapeer Church, Thomas Oral Age 85, of Lapeer, passed away, Monday (October 13, 2008) at Brian's House in Davison. Thomas was born on August 24, 1923 in Flint to Walter Lyman and Myrtle Belle Church. After graduating from Flint Central High in 1941, he became an electrician with the IBEW, Local 948. In the 1960's Thomas was involved with the research and development of fiberglass polyurethane paneled low cost housing. Later in life he started the Dura-Plex Ind., Inc in Herrin, IL where he was President of the Company. Due to his mechanical and electrical knowledge, Thomas was always able to help his family, friends and neighbors with whatever needed fixing. He enjoyed playing cards, old cars, boating, antiques and storytelling. Thomas especially loved and enjoyed being with his grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Betty; daughters, Jacquie Wilson of Lapeer, Kristine Church of Flint; cherished grandchildren, Kristy (Ty) Walker of Nor

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vivian E. Bathgate Jan. 29, 1917-Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vivian E. Bathgate, age 91, of Monroe, MI passed away, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 in the Lutheran Home in Monroe, MI.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beloved husband of Frieda. Dearest father of Joseph (Linda) Weinberg. Loving brother of Rene Rechtsman. Dearest grandfather of David and Lauren Weinberg and Jacquelyn Weinberg. Great grandfather of Ian and Alexa. Services Sunday 11 a.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William Hill, 77

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William Hill, 77, of Holland, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at his daughter’s residence in Canton. Arrangements are pending at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jerry P. Charles age 63, of Byron died Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Memorial Healthcare Center, Owosso.

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