Monday, October 20, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/20/08


    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....

                • 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.

                  • 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.

                            • 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…

                              • CIUPKA WANDA

                                Monday 5-9 p.m., Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Wednesday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 44633 Utica Rd. (S. of M-59 and W. of Van Dyke) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Donations are welcome to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                • 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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                                  • COURTADE SR MARY SIMONE R S M

                                    Age 64. October 18, 2008. Beloved daughter of the late Henry and Johanna. Dear sister of Margaret, Elizabeth, and Joseph. Welcome Home Monday 3 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at McAuley Center Chapel. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.

                                    • 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 Mae McNally, 70

                                          BELLEVILLE - Mrs. Charlene Mae McNally passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 with her family by her side.

                                          • 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. 

                                                  • Cyndi K. Philson

                                                    Cyndi K. Philson, 51, of Auburn passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family.  She was employed at the Coldwater, Michigan Community Health Center, Parkview Hospital for seven years and most recently, she was an auditor with Gallant Group of Fort Wayne, Ind.  She was a member of Life Bridge Church, Relay for Life and the Red Hat Society. She was a Captain in the US Army Reserves from 1988 to 1996. She is survived by husband of 31 years, Kim Philson of Auburn;…

                                                    • D'ANGELO ANTOINETTE

                                                      Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Tuesday 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Road and Romeo Plank. Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Foundation or American Cancer Society appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                      • 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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                                                        • DELBEKE MARGARET

                                                          "PEGGY" Age 91 of Livonia, passed peacefully on October 19, 2008. Loving mother of Bob and Carol, Rose and Jose, Chuck and Mary Jo, Randy (deceased) and Diane Spodarek. Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Peggy will be greatly missed by her loving family and all the friends she has made over many years. A Memorial Mass will be held to celebrate her life at St. Edith's Catholic Church in Livonia on October 20, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made…

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                                                            Tuesday 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Mass 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd. (at Coolidge), Oak Park. Memorial donations to The Capuchins. Arrangements by Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, Ferndale.

                                                            • 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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                                                                  • Daemon Xerxes Jewell

                                                                    CHEBOYGAN - Daemon Xerxes Jewell, son of Joshua Jewell and Davita Noble, died 31 weeks after conception on Oct. 17, 2008 at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital.

                                                                    • Daniel Driscoll

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

                                                                      • Darliene Brinson-Heckel 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…

                                                                                • Dolores E. VanderVeer

                                                                                  • 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.

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                                                                                          Tuesday 4-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Road (North of 22 Mile) Shelby Twp. In state Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community 40501 Hayes (North of 17 Mile) Sterling Heights. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Capuchins. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                          • 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 DeWitt Jr.

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                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                  • Everett Ronald Brunke

                                                                                                    • FONTANA ALBERT

                                                                                                      Of Livonia, died peacefully in his sleep on Oct 19, 2008. Age 83. Beloved husband of Lucille for 63 years. Loving father of Mario (Roxanne), George (Dawn), Rosemary May and Vince (Tammy). Grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3. Family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 4-9pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral service Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008 10am at the funeral home.

                                                                                                      • FOUREZ LILLIAN MARIE

                                                                                                        Age 90 of Walled Lake, October 17, 2008. Beloved mother of Mary Ann (Charles) Gross and Kathryn (Craig) Schantz. Loving grandmother of Betty Marie (Kip) Lawrie, Carolyn Ann (Ralph) Bolton, Karen (James) Schneider, Joseph (Kristin) Schantz and Kristine Schantz. Great grandmother of six and one great great grandchild. Funeral Mass from St. William Catholic Church, 531 Common Street, Walled Lake, Wednesday 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.). Entombment Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit Lynch &…

                                                                                                        • Florence I. Prowant

                                                                                                          Florence I. Prowant, age 85, of Adrian, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Tendercare of Adrian. She was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Adrian to Arthur and Irene (Childs) Tracy. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1941. On Dec. 16, 1967, she was married to Claude Prowant, in Adrian. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1993. Florence had been a resident of Adrian since 1939 and had been employed by Peerless Gear in Clinton for 20 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Her survivors include a…

                                                                                                          • Floyd A. Sorgenfry

                                                                                                            Floyd A. Sorgenfry, 76, passed away Oct. 14, 2008, at Allegiance Healthcare. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                            • Frank J. Pieper, Jr.

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

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

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                                                                                                                  • 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 Helen Valade, 89, of Petoskey, died Oct. 17, 2008, at Sunnybank Retirement Community, surrounded by her family.

                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                              • Gregory M. Garrison

                                                                                                                                Gregory M. Garrison, age 29, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Oct. 1, 2008. Entombment has taken place at St. Joseph Mausoleum, Evansville, Ind., under the direction of Ziemer Funeral Home, Evansville, Ind. Local arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                          • Helen F. Sontag

                                                                                                                                            Helen Sontag, 72, of Sebewaing, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw following a six-month illness., She was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Kilmanagh, daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Fuerst) Weber., She was united in marriage to James A. Sontag on June 8, 1957 in Gagetown. He preceded her in death in January 1997., Helen had been employed as a secretary at the Owendale-Gagetown School system for 19 years before retiring in 1998., She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling.,…

                                                                                                                                            • 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…

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

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

                                                                                                                                                    James E. Calloway Oct. 16, 2008

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

                                                                                                                                                    James K. Ellis

                                                                                                                                                    James K. Ellis, 87, of Coldwater, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 from 3-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Nohr from Pine Ridge Bible Church officiating. Interment will follow at Lockwood Cemetery in Ovid Township. James was born April 3, 1921 in LaPorte Co., Ind. to Winfred and Helen (Green) Ellis.…

                                                                                                                                                  • 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 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…

                                                                                                                                                                  • John Sterly Sr., 87

                                                                                                                                                                    John Sterly Sr., 87, of Harbor Springs, passed away Oct. 18, 2008, at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Joseph C. Fisher

                                                                                                                                                                      Joseph C. Fisher, 80, passed away Oct. 11, 2008, at Hillsdale Health Center.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian 

                                                                                                                                                                      • KENNY EVELYN C Oct

                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Hospice. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                        • KLUSKA FREDERIC J

                                                                                                                                                                          8/29/36-10/7/08. A Detroit native. Graduated from Cass Technical HS and Lawrence Institute of Technology. He was a self-employed architect. He will be greatly missed, especially for his quick wit, creativity and generosity. Three children survive: Linda (Mike) Ebel, Paul (Natalie) Kluska and Mark (Lynda) Kluska; two sisters, Monica Perliski and Elaine (John) Wells, and eight grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held on 10/25/08 11 a.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Brighton, MI. Donations: Hospice of…

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lily (Woehlert) McDonald, 81

                                                                                                                                                                                        ONAWAY - Lily (Woehlert) McDonald, age 81, of Onaway died on Oct. 18, 2008 at home. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home in Onaway.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Miller, 99

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Julia Miller, 99, of Holland, Michigan died Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Oakcrest Manor. Born December 15, 1909, to Eason E. Wells and Priscilla (Sowersby) Wells in Clyde Township, Michigan.  She married Clarence Miller who preceded her in death December 24, 2001. She was a school teacher for many years in the Fennville Area Schools from 1951 till her retirement in 1971. She was a member of the Douglas Community Church in Douglas, Michigan; the Michigan Education Assoc.; and the Allegan County…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary Sarna

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Mary Sarna, 87, of Westover, Md. and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 under hospice care with her daughters at her side., Mary was born March 22, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and Rose Pleciak., She married Frank Sarna Aug. 2, 1941 at. St. Cunegunda’s in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 7, 1992., Mary lived in Bad Axe from 1986 to 2000 when she moved to Westover, Md. She was a former parishioner of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Sheridan Corners where she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Matthew T. Tucker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Matthew T. Tucker, age 24, of Trinity, Ala., died October 10, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Burial has taken place at East Lawrence Memorial Gardens, Moulton, Ala., under the direction of Parkway Funeral Home, Trinity, Ala. Local arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maxine Mary Holger

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 J. Zunich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michael J. Zunich, Jr., 82, passed away, Oct. 15, 2008, at home. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • OLIVERIO ATTILIO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will be Tuesday 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Otis Leon Sumner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Otis Leon Sumner, age 84, of Phenix City, Ala., formerly of Adrian, passed away October 17, 2008, at the Canterbury Health Care Center in Phenix City, Ala. He was born June 4, 1924, in Windfield, Ala., to General H. and Lilabell (Foard) Sumner. He served in the U.S. Army. Otis retired from Blissfield Manufacturing. Otis is survived by two daughters, Brenda Fay Ware and her husband, Lonnie, of Phenix City, Ala., and Linda Sumner of Hamilton, Ala.; 33 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PAINE BEATRICE RAE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 2 p.m. until time of service 7 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to American Diabetes Association or National Multiple Sclerosis Society appreciated. Share your memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PAOLETTI ANTONIO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Vigil Service Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at John Molnar Funeral Home, 23700 West Rd., Brownstown. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PASICA STEVEN

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (W. of Hoover). Funeral service Wednesday at St. Louis the King Church, 18891 St. Louis, corner of E. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit. In state 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m. Rosary Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RANDA BETTY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  is 3:30-8 p.m. Monday at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd. (north of 15 Mile Rd.), Clinton Township. Memories may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RATKOV STEVEN J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Tara Revyn (granddaughter) Bone Marrow Fund and sent to 12317 Fifteen Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Share a memory with the family at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 2-9 p.m., at the funeral home. Share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • RUSZKIEWICZ PATRICIA B (NEE SCHOKAERT)

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Raymond C. Strachn

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rhoda A. Maxwell

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard 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 E. Verhelle, 72

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert E. Verhelle, born March 12, 1936, to Joseph and Frances (Jank) Verhelle, succumbed to the ravages of frontal lobe dementia and passed away on Oct. 17, 2008, at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay’s Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. He was 72 years of age.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Royal E. Marsh

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ruth N. Lewis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruth N. Lewis, 85, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Putnam Funeral Home in Union City and will be released as soon as they are available.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 2-9pm. Funeral Service Today 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 100. October 17, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John. Dear sister of Katherine Sweeney and the late William and Edward Sweeney. Graveside services will be held Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home. Share your memories at:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday 3-9 pm at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Thursday, instate 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Germaine Catholic Church, St. Clair Shores. Memories may be shared 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shirley M. Maloney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shirley M. Ofiaro Maloney, 76, of Northville, Mich., formerly of Clinton, died October 8, 2008. A Clinton High School graduate, she was born August 19, 1932, the daughter of Grace McHenney Creger and Lawrence Ofiaro. She is survived by three sons, Scott (Patricia) of Milford, Mich., Eric of Washinton, D.C., and Christopher of Northville; sister, Susanne Banks (David) of Charleston, S.C.; brother, N. Larry Ofiaro (Jill) of San Francisco, Calif.; and a special uncle, Jim Tonneberger (Joyce) of Adrian and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Suzanne Gump

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Suzanne Gump, 67, of Coldwater, formerly of Bronson, died Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2008 at the home of her daughter in Bronson following a brave fight with cancer. Arrangements will be announced by the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson as soon as information is available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WALTER E. THORNBURG, 80, of Kalkaska, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Tendercare.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, with visitation one hour prior at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VOGEL JONNIE LUCILLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    today 3-9 p.m. with a Remembrance Service at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile Rd.). A private burial will be held.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Virgil Guzdial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Guzdial, Virgil J. Wentzville, Missouri (formerly of Bay City) Virgil J. Guzdial, age 79 years, died Thursday, October 16, 2008 in Mt. Carmel Senior Living Center, St. Charles, Missouri. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bay City, with visiting hours Tuesday at the funeral chapel. A complete obituary will be provided in the Monday edition by W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WEINGARDEN MILTON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "MIKE" Beloved husband of Henrietta "Honey" Weingarden. Loving brother of the late Norman, Ben, Lou, and Florence Weingarden. Dear brother-in-law of Alvin Stilman, Gladys Allen, Bea Stein, and Betty Weingarden. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. GRAVESIDE SERVICE MONDAY 11:00 A.M. AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS BY HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 42681 Hayes Rd. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William Hill, 77

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William A. Hill, age 77, of Holland died Thursday, October 16, 2008 at his daughters home in Canton  following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James St. in Holland. Burial will be in Rosedale Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilma Huner March 23, 1917-Oct. 17, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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