Sunday, October 19, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/19/08


    Monday 3-8 p.m. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

    • 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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      • 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.

        • Alexander Pavlika March 10, 1925-Sept. 29, 2008

          Alexander Pavlika, 83, of Venice, FL and formerly of Temperance, MI, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2008. He was born on March 10, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. A US Marine Corp veteran of WWII, he married Bonnie Enders on Sept. 5, 1953.

          • 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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                  • 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.

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                        at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn Monday 12 noon until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m.

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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.

                            • Berneda Nagy

                              NAGY, Berneda B. - Age 83, of Flint Township formerly of Gaines, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at her residence. Cremation has taken place. Mrs. Nagy was born July 12, 1925 in Ortonville, the daughter of Roy and Lizzie (Auten) Powers. She married Frank Nagy May 25, 1942 in Flint. She had resided in the Swartz Creek area her entire life. She enjoyed Cars, NASCAR, Basketball and Football. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Nagy, Sr.; son, Frank Nagy, Jr. A Graveside service will be…

                              • Bertha D. McClain

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

                                • Bertha McCarthy, 86

                                  Bertha McCarthy, age 86 of Holland, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Bertha was born in Chisholm, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a RN Degree and a bachelor degree in Public Health. She was the school nurse for the Two Harbors, MN,  Lincoln Park, MI, and Taylor, MI school districts. Bertha moved to Holland in 1995 and was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Bertha is survived by her husband Thomas of 63 years; Children-Kathleen and Lee…

                                  • Betty Billings Oct. 18, 2008

                                    Betty Billings, 82, of Temperance died Saturday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel.

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                                      • 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…

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                                            • 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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                                                • 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.

                                                      • Charlene A. Malcangi

                                                        • Charlene McNally

                                                          McNally, Charlene Mae Belleville, MI Age 70, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008. Cre-mation has taken place. The family will receive guests at the First United Methodist Church, Belleville 11 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008 with a Memorial Service at noon. Arrangements by David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville. View/print her full obituary at

                                                          • 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 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. 

                                                                  • 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.

                                                                            • Daniel J. Rochow

                                                                              • Darliene Brinson-Heckel Dec. 26, 1952-Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                Darliene Brinson-Heckel, age 55 of Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Monroe, went to be with her Lord on October 15, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Friends may call Tuesday, from 12 noon until funeral services at 1 p.m.

                                                                                • 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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                                                                                        Sunday 5-9 and Monday 2-9 at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 1/2 Mile). Please Share memories at:

                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                            • Dewaine Louis Hall

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                                                                                                • Donald Anthony Hewlett New Mexico Donald Anthony Hewlett, age 23, of New Mexico (formerly of Lapeer), passed away suddenly to a motorcycle accident in New Mexico on Wednesday (October 1, 2008) He was born in California. Donald married Sara Smith-Maladecki in July 2007. He graduated from Lapeer West High School in 2003. He was an excellent student and was attending CNM as an apprentice electrician in New Mexico where he lived with his wife Sara. He is survived by his loving wife, Sara of New Mexico (formerly of Lapeer); parents Todd (Shiela) Hewlett of New Mexico; parents-in-law, Dave (Angie) Maladecki of Attica, Steve Smith and family of Lapeer; siblings, Christie of Oregon, Nicholas of Michigan, Brittney and Sean of Rio Rancho; brother-in-law, Jason (Bonnie) Swoish of Grand Rapids; sister-in-law, Stephanie Swoish of Lapeer; nephew, Noah; many aunts, uncles and dear friends. Burial has taken place in California. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday (October

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                                                                                                • Doris M. Duncan

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

                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                                        • Eugene Owings, 60

                                                                                                          Eugene Willard Owings, 60, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Wayland Funeral Home. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland Township. The family will greet relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Archer, Hampel & Kubiak, Wayland Chapel.

                                                                                                          • Evelyn Bunnell, 73

                                                                                                            Evelyn Bunnell, 73, of Holland, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Rose Park Reformed Church, 14241 Rose Park Drive. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St.

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                                                                                                              • FERRANTI BARBARA JEAN (Nee

                                                                                                                Monday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Hospice of Marion County/Sylvia's House (352-629-1313). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at:

                                                                                                                • FINELLI FRANCIS

                                                                                                                  "JOE" Age 82 of Indian River, MI, passed away October 13, 2008 while at Tendercare in Cheboygan, MI. He was born November 18,1925 in Claremont, New Hampshire to Nicholas and Mary (Lizotte) Finelli. Joe served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during WWII. He married Barbara Hewston at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Detroit on May 8,1948. They lived for 30 years in Ferndale, MI where they raised their family and were active members of the St. James parish. Joe "retired" to Indian River where he…

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                                                                                                                      "JUNIOR" Age 76 of Milford, died on October 17, 2008. He is survived by Rosemary, his beloved wife of fifty-six years; children, Sharon (Perry) Harris, Joan Stallworth, Shirley (Reginald) Snyder, Doreen Potter, Debbie Jones, Sandy (Claude) Townsend, James Fletcher, Duane (Lori) Fletcher, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Virginia Mortimer, Ina Clark, and Sally (Norm) Kohlmyer; and a brother, Marion Fletcher. He was preceded in death by sisters, Eunith…

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                                                                                                                        • Florence I. Prowant

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

                                                                                                                          • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

                                                                                                                            Frank John Pieper, Jr., 85, of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at his home., Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach., A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Huron Daily Tribune or by viewing www.RamseyFH.Com.

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                                                                                                                              Monday 11:00 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:30 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile). Please share memories at:

                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                    Beloved wife of the late David Gray. Devoted sister of the late Fannie Koblin, the late Edith Rivkin, the late Yetta Denenberg, the late Molly Reiss, the late Rose Adelson, and the late William Adelson. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews, Betty and Dr. Sidney Stone, Dr. Seymour and Barbara Adelson, Dr. Irwin and Janet Adelson, Martin and Marabel Hackelman, Irwin and Carol Price, Lorraine Blank, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. SERVICES 11:30 SUNDAY MORNING AT THE MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL.…

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                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                      Age 70 October 12, 2008, Beloved father of Tijanna and Kyra, grandfather of Yvea, dearest brother of William (Lourdes), Muhsin Muhammad, Donald, Shirley (Reginald) Montgomery, Beverly (the late Joseph) Fannell, Carolyn (Daniel) Williams, The late Eleanore King and Dolores (Issac) Wiggins. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and an uncle. Carl Hagler. Arrangement with the McFall Brothers Funeral Home, 9419 Dexter Ave, Detroit. Family hour October 21,2008 1:30PM, Funeral at 2:00 PM.

                                                                                                                                                      • HANSEN LOREN EMERY SR

                                                                                                                                                        Age 92, of Canton, passed away October 14, 2008. Born October 18, 1915 in SD, son of the late Lloyd and Mabel (Troyer) Hansen. 1935 graduate of Lincoln High. Married Mary Monks on April 17, 1937, who preceded him in death on September 17, 2008. Members of First Baptist Church, Wayne, Ypsilanti Rotary Club and the Gideons International. Former owners Standard Printing Co., Ypsilanti. Devoted father of Mabel (Louis) Fischer, Loren (Carole) Jr., Kenneth (Phyllis) and Ina (Michael) Cussen, 14 grandchildren, 47…

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                                                                                                                                                              • HOAK-MACK ELLA V

                                                                                                                                                                October 17, 2008. Age 80 of Westland. Beloved wife of the late Paul Hoak, Sr. and the late Ralph Mack. Dear mother of Paul (Debbie) Hoak, Jr., David (Lydia) Hoak, Susan (Ronald) Peters, Mark Hoak, and John (Leslie) Hoak. Sister of Charles Swauger and Richard Swauger. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In state Tuesday 9 a.m. at Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne Rd., Livonia, until Service at 10 a.m. Family will receive friends Monday 1-9 p.m. at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400…

                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jean L. (Ross) Sovoda Nov. 25, 1944-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jean L. (Ross) Sovoda, 63, of Monroe, died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. She had been in poor health for 8 months. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jennie Mokma, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                            Jennie Mokma, age 93, of Holland went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 17, 2008. Jennie was a member of the Pillar Christian Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband John (1999), son in law Ross Meppelink (1997), grandson Kurt Nienhuis (1972) and a granddaughter Karen Nienhuis (1972). She is survived by her children: James and Kay Mokma of Holland, Phyllis and Erwin Nienhuis of Hudsonville, Linda and Ralph Nelson of Holland, Dale and Neva Mokma of Holland; 10 grandchildren, 12…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 Joseph Carr is in the arms of Our Lord in his heavenly home. He died at Hospice House of Holland on October 17, 2008, surrounded by his wife and daughters. John was born on April 12, 1930, in Flint, MI where he lived for much of his life. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from General Motors Financial Department. John was a devout Catholic, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with a deep trust in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This sweet, kind man with a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • John D. "Jack" Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                  John D. “Jack” Smith, 75, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at his home. He was born March 19, 1933, in Detroit, to Norman and Helen (Barry) Smith. He was married June 30, 1951, to Dorothy Wendrychowicz; she survives in Jonesville. Jack was a meat cutter at Kroger’s, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid hunter, sportsman and loved the outdoors. He was a loving husband and father to his family. Surviving, besides his wife Dorothy, are…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KENNEDY LUCRETIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                      "CHRIS" M. (nee McFadden) Oct 17, 2008, Age 87. Beloved wife of Richard for 65 years. Loving mother of Mary (Don) Calcagno, Joan (Mo) Pajewski, Rick (Debbie), Pat (Bud) Dickson and John. Grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of nine. Sister of Don (Barbara) McFadden. Predeceased by her parents Leo and Mary McFadden as well as her brother Leo Jr. and great-grandson Quinn. Lucretia was an 18 year volunteer at Providence Hospital in Southfield. Family will receive friends Sunday, October 19, 2008…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • KERWINSKI JANET M

                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 7, 2008. Memorial service will be at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., (N. of 15 Mile), Clinton Twp. on October 25 at 11:30 a.m.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kurtis L. Kivi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                IRON BELT, Wis. -- Kurtis L. Kivi, 65, of Iron Belt, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2008, at his home in Iron Belt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Laura (Lori) Ann Molengraff, 45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lori Molengraff, age 45, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Visitation will be Monday, October 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by a service on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. both held at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, A-3815 56th St. Holland. Lori was born on March 12, 1962 in Dover, Ohio where she grew up and attended college.  Lori loved taking long rides on the back of her husband Gray’s Harley, gardening, and spending time with her family, friends and pets.  Traveling on…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marie C. Ballard July 2, 1914-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marie C. Ballard, 94 years, of Temperance, MI, died Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 in Hospice of N.W. Ohio in Perrysburg. An area resident most of her life, Marie lived on the 7000 Block of Summerfield Rd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maxine Mary Holger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RHINELANDER, Wis. -- Maxine Mary Holger, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nancy M. Russeau Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nancy M. Russeau, 60, of Monroe died Wednesday. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 E. Sigworth Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard E. Sigworth, 91, of Milan died Oct. 8. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, where funeral services are pending.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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, 70, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Spectrum Health. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, 3596 47th St., Hamilton. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St., Holland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ronald Roeser

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Roeser, Ronald Frankenmuth, Michigan Passed away October 18, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center, age 66 years. A complete obituary will appear in Mondays edition of the Saginaw News. Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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, 79, of Holland died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church St., Holland. Private burial will take place in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St., Holland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 3-9 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Funeral Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cross Village Cemetery, Cross Village, MI. Proud member of the Filthy Few Racing Club. Donations preferrred to "Little Sisters of the Poor". Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sarah Jane Esch Mayville Sarah Jane Esch, age 88, of Mayville (formerly of Columbiaville), passed away Wednesday (October 15, 2008). She was born November 12, 1919 in Flint to Red and Frances (Varrett) Smith. Mrs. Esch enjoyed watching T.V., playing bingo at the nursing home and watching birds and animals. She is survived by her children, Allen (Cheryl) Hosner of Saint Helen, Terry (Maggie Hosner of Bay City and Julius (Janie) Esch Jr., of Columbiaville; granddaughter, Barbie Bennett and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Esch; son, Ray Hosner; brother, Dutch Smith; sister, Henlena Lawe; parents, Fred and Francis. Funeral services were held Saturday (October 18, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

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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)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • THOMAS AUGUST EUGENE (GENE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan died October 9, 2008 in his home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Bette, adult children, Tom and his wife Anne Marie, Cheryl and her husband Terry, Deb and Ralph and Jeff and his wife Susi. He is also survived by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Memorial gathering will take place for family and friends at his home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to the Beaumont Foundation, Beaumont…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 A. Gagnon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MARENISCO, Mich. -- Thomas A. Gagnon, 73, a lifelong resident of Marenisco, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UPCHURCH VELMA FRANCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our loved one was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus on the 17th of July, 2008. Survived by husband of 55 years, Clarence V. Upchurch. Children Deborah Ann Miller, Thomas Scranlin, and Kathleen Bess; niece Linda Adams. Velma was also blessed with seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • VAN VURST ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 17, 2008 in Lincolnshire, IL. Age 92. Formerly of Bloomfield Hills and Huntington Woods. Wife of the late Henry W. Dear mother of Pat Phelps (Ed), Fred (Jennie), Ginni Glass (Karl), David and the late Henry W. III (Pam). Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Aunt of Sr. Marianne Van Vurst, Fr. Jim Van Vurst and the late Donald Van de Vuurst. Former mother-in-law of Camille Van Vurst, Brigid Van Vurst and Cindy Curler. Funeral service Saturday, Oct 25th 11a.m. at Kirk in the…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Age 75, died Friday, October 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Robert Voigt. Loving mother of Robert Voigt Jr. and Cathleen Burton; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 21 at Shelters Funeral Home 250 N. Mill, Pinckney Michigan. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                age 88, October 2, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Dear father of Barbara (the late Timothy) Dempkowski and Paul (Marciann). Grandfather of five. Brother of two. Services arranged by Santeiu & Son Funeral Home. Mass was at St. Linus Catholic Church. Memorials suggested to Penrickton Center for Blind Children or Angela Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WILSON WILLIAM R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 14, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (November 2007). Dear father of Philip William (Dianna) and Karen (Douglas) Kunka. Grandfather of William, Philip, Jacob and Zachary. Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Westland (734) 522-9400. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William A. Hill, 77

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William A. Hill, age 77, of Holland died Thursday, October 16, 2008 at his daughters home in Canton, MI following a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Arlene in May of 2008, daughter Patricia and daughter-in-law Teena.  He loved fishing up North, playing cards, playing his guitar and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by children; Deborah and David Lopez, Michael and Beverly Hill, Terry and Robert Stewart, William H. Hill, Sandra and William Hargrove,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William C. Looker

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wilma Huner, 91 years, of Holland, OH, formerly of Temperance, MI, died Friday October 17, 2008 in St. Luke's Hospital. The daughter of Roy and Clara (Thomas) Bentley, she was born March 23, 1917 in Toledo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          October 12, 2008, passed at Autumn Woods Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Dear mother of Robert (Janet) of Port Austin, MI, Albert (Sandy) of Clare, and Mary Sue of Roseville. Dearest grandmother of Glen (Julie), Greg (Linda) and Gale (Dawn) Schoen and seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, Eric, Paige, Andrew, Thomas and Robert. Predeceased by brother Charles Stopkey. She attended Sacred Heart Church of Roseville. Hazel enjoyed dancing, music, shopping, traveling and flowers. She was a…

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