Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/22/08



      Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil service at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Dennis Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Share your memories at


        Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Cadillac Memorial Garden East Cemetery.


          October 21, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Loving mother of Mickey M. Martin, Suzanne J. (Robert) Smith, William R. Anderson and Darleen M. (Thomas) Hubbard. Also survived by one brother, three sisters, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday 12 noon at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy), Livonia. Family will receive visitors Thursday 2-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at


            Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the D. S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Rosary service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Please share memories at

            • Adelle A. Pietrowski Oct. 17, 2008

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

              • 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.

                • Alfred Charles Spinner

                  • Alvin E. Jacobson Jr.

                    • Annie J. Kile North Branch Annie J. Kile, age 89, of North Branch passed away Thursday (October 16, 2008). She was born September 5, 1919 in Tuscola County, MI to (the late) Earl and Martha Barber. Annie retired from Lapeer Regional Hospital after 16 years of dedication to her profession. Annie achieved joy through crocheting, knitting and quilting. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Gooden and Phyllis Hoock; sons, Ron (Sandy) Kile and David (Rose) Kile; grandchildren, Tommy, Steve, Daniel, David, Norm, Gracie, Lisa, Ronald Jr., Kim, Kay, Timmithy and Heather; 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Also many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials to the American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated. Funeral service was held Saturday (October 18, 2008) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Downtown Lapeer. Pastor Mark Wheatley officiated. Interment Rich Township Cemetery. To place an online condolence please visit

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                            • Arthur J. Nitz 1935-2008 Arthur J. Nitz, Sebewaing, 73, died unexpectedly Monday, October 13, 2008 at his home. He was born July 3, 1935 in Sebewaing, the son of the late John and Helen (Schroeder) Nitz. He was a 1953 graduate of Sebewaing High School. He was united in marriage to Virginia M. Schulz on November 1, 1958 in Kilmanagh. Art served in the U.S. Army. He had been employed at Michigan Sugar Company in Sebewaing for over 40 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Douglas Nitz, Akron, Brian Nitz, Akron and Richard (Debra) Nitz, Allegan; one daughter, Lorraine (Max) Morey, Detroit; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Leland Nitz, Sebewaing, Ken Nitz, Port Austin and Ronald Nitz, Mayville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Duane Nitz. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 17, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Daniel Hahn officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Immanuel Lutheran Radio Mission Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.

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                              • Arthur L. Steinman

                                Arthur L. Steinman, 80, of Sebewaing and Englewood, Fla., died July 5, 2008., Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral services.

                                • BAGIEREK MICHAEL

                                  at White Chapel Cemetery- Chapel of the Flowers, 621 W. Long Lake Rd., Troy, Friday 12 p.m. until time of the Service at 12:30 p.m. Memorial Tributes to Michigan Humane Society. A. J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at

                                  • BALTSAS KONSTANTINE

                                    Thursday 2:00-9:00 p.m. with Trisagion service 7:00 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Friday, in state 9:30 a.m. unti time of service 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores.

                                    • BARLOW ALICE B

                                      begins at church 9:30 a.m. Memorials to P.E.O. View obituary and share memories at

                                      • BASKIN BEATRICE ELLEN

                                        Beloved wife for 58 years of the late Benjamin Baskin. Dear mother of Theodore(Karen)Baskin and Mark Baskin. Devoted grandmother of Jeremy, Sarah, Rebecca, Isaac and Ariella Baskin. Cherished sister-in-law of Jean Zaremberg and Ethel Schwartz. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Close companion of the late David Lewis and also survived by his daughter, Terry Lewis. SERVICES 11:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT WORKMENS…

                                        • BATTS

                                          "BETTY" ELIZABETH R. (nee BORNYAK) October 20, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Paul E. Dear mother of Paul T., Lawrence (Cheryl), Valerie A. (Wayne) Deyo, John W., Lenora M. (Mark) Frankhouse, and Elizabeth A. (Mark Leidholdt). Also survived by 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister of Mike and Andrew Bornyak, Ann, Helen and Mary. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. Family will receive visitors Thursday 1-9 p.m. Share a…

                                          • BECHER THOMAS R

                                            Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations to Lions Bear Lake Camp, 3409 North Five Lakes Rd., Lapeer MI 48446,, . Share memories at

                                            • BERESFORD TONI G

                                              • BERGMAN JOHN A

                                                O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 248-348-1800. Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Scripture Service 7 p.m. In state Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, Friday 10:00 a.m until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Foundation, 1471 Twelve Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071. As a counselor and faculty member at Oakland Community College-Orchard Ridge Campus, he served his students and fellow faculty for 35 years. Online condolences:

                                                • BIENENFELD ILENE

                                                  Of Naples, Florida, formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife of Dr. Harold Bienenfeld. Devoted daughter of the late Rae and the late Edmund Saperston. Loving stepmother of Charles (Ania) Bienenfeld, Douglas Bienenfeld and Joel Bienenfeld. Proud grandmother of Samantha, Alexandra and Zachary Bienenfeld. Cherished sister of the late Saralyn Balan. Dear aunt of Susan (Rabbi Scott) Shpeen. Also survived by a wide circle of friends in Michigan and Florida. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 11:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING AT BETH EL…

                                                • BIRDWELL DONALD E

                                                  Thursday 2-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

                                                  • Barney Rex McCourt

                                                    • 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.

                                                      • Betty Billings March 6, 1926-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                        Betty Billings, 82 years, of Temperance, MI got to go home and be with her Lord Saturday October 18, 2008 in Hospice of N.W. Ohio, Toledo. She was our "Pretty Girl" and was loved by everybody!

                                                        • Betty Billings Oct. 18, 2008

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

                                                          • Betty Jane Woodard

                                                            • Bonita I. McCray

                                                              • 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…

                                                                • CHARLES W. MCCOMBS DEFORD Charles W. McCombs, age 63, died suddenly Friday, October 17, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw. Mr. McCombs lived in Deford and was previously from the Marlette area. He was born May 7, 1945 in Pontiac, son to the late Glenford and Clara Belle (Vipperman) McCombs. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1964. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He married Karen McMann October 28, 1972 in Lapeer. He attended the Lion's of Judah Church in Marlette. Mr. McCombs enjoyed talking on his CB. radio, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and most of all, his family. He is survived by his wife Karen, sons Greg and Kathy McCombs of Marlette and William and Susan McCombs of Marlette; daughter Clara and Clarence Pettit Jr. of Marlette; brothers Larry and Judy McCombs of St. Helen's and Bob and Penny McCombs of St. Helen's; sisters Debbie and Terry Benjamin of Marlette and Mary and Robert Benjamin of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gerald, and two grandchildren. Funeral services have been held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Tim Wells officiating. Cremation will follow the service at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorials may be donated the family. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. Marlette (989) 635-3658

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                                                                  • Calvin Potter North Branch Calvin Potter, age 94, of North Branch, passed away on Saturday (October 18th 2008) at his home. Calvin was born in Clarksville, TN on April 19th 1914. He was one of 12 children born to William Garrett and Ida (Spencer) Potter. Calvin was employed by General Motors Corporation for 30 years, where he worked at Chevrolet "In the Hole" in Flint. He enjoyed the outdoors, including gardening, hunting and fishing locally. He also enjoyed horse racing and trips to the casino. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Virginia (Wilder) Potter of North Branch; son, Phillip (Margaret) of Clio; daughter, Martha (Ricky) of North Branch; daughter in-law, Carol Potter; proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The family of Calvin Potter would like to express their profound gratitude to long time family friend, Jean Ray and Dr. Miguel Perez-Pascual and his staff. The family would also like to thank the

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                                                                    • 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 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

                                                                          • Chester F. Otmanowski, 84

                                                                            Chester F. Otmanowski, 84, of Charlevoix, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix.

                                                                            • 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. 

                                                                              • DENENFELD ERNEST

                                                                                Beloved husband of Ruth Denenfeld and also survived by five daughters, four sons and their families. SERVICES 9:30 AM THURSDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK.

                                                                                • DUEMLING EMALINE

                                                                                  Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to ASPCA or Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Warren.

                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                      • Deputy killed in the line of duty

                                                                                        Deputy Sarah Haylett Jones, 27, a 1999 Bronson High School graduate, died Sunday from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Jones, a Monroe County, Ind. sheriff’s deputy was directing traffic at the scene of an accident on SR 45, just west of Bloomington, at 10:30 p.m. Friday. A Jeep, driven by 16-year-old Bree Myers of Bloomington, traveling at 45 mph, struck Jones causing fatal injures. Jim King, a paraprofessional in the criminal justice and law enforcement course at the Branch Area Careers Center…

                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                          • Dorisruth Cutler, 79

                                                                                            Dorisruth Hambley Cutler, age 79 years, Omaha (Bellevue), died 10/20/08.  Daughter of George Verne Hambley and Ruth Irene Sharp of Pullman, MI.  Born July 19, 1929 in Grand Junction-Lee Township, MI, the second oldest of six children.  Her husband, Donald Ira Cutler, preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2003.  They were married in Allegan County, MI, at the Sharp Family Farm on Oct. 14, 1951.  They finally settled in Bellevue, NE, for the past 42 years.  She was a lover of poetry, books, politics and…

                                                                                            • Dorothy Wells

                                                                                              • Duane O. Charles

                                                                                                Duane O. Charles, age 75, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2008, at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in LaGrange, Ind., a son of the late Xenophen and Ruth Abby (Harding) Charles. Duane had lived most of his life in the Sturgis area except for the 10 years he and his wife lived in Rio Rancho, N. M. On Dec. 27, 1952, he married Mary Louise Hoovert at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. In 1969 Duane began a 21-year career…

                                                                                                • ELEANOR EAGLE SANDUSKY Eleanor Eagle, age 89, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly among her new friends at the supper table where she lived at Stonegate Village, Sandusky, Michigan on October 12th, 2008. Eleanor composed her own obituary as follows: I am Eleanor Mae Dale Eagle born March 4, 1919, the youngest child of James and Frances Boyne Dale of Marlette, Michigan. That was the year of a world wide Spanish Flu epidemic that killed more people than World War One. All of my family have passed away. My parents raised four children. Floyd, the oldest boy, died at age 90. Ruth lived eighty years. The third child was a son, Donald. He lived to be 83, and passed away. I am 89 years old now. Marvin and I were married September 21, 1941. He died August 15th, 1998 on his mother's birthday at the age of nearly 82 years old, in the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility. He was born October 10, 1916. I would prefer to be cremated, and my ashes buried in front of our marker at Watertown cemetery, next to my husband's grave. Eleanor is survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Gayla Eagle, Sandusky and sister-in-law, Laura Dale, Marlette; nephews, Linwood (Elizabeth)Dale, Marlette, Leslie(Judy) Dale, Frankenmuth, Jim (Linda) Eagle, Sandusky, Chris (Charlene) Eagle, Ann Arbor, Don Eagle, Eastpointe; nieces, Deanna (Tom) Stamp, Marlette, Cathy (Jack) Nickens, Marlette, Ann Dale and Tony, South Carolina, and Marcia (Renne) Hernandez, Texas, and numerous great nieces and nephews. At Eleanor's request there will be no visitation or memorial service. Graveside services were held Friday, October 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm in Zion Cemetery, Watertown, with Jim Black, Minister, Sandusky Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, officiating. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,

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                                                                                                • ERVA T. CHRISTY CARSONVILLE Erva T. Christy, age 97 of Carsonville, passed away, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Autumnwood of Deckerville. She was born on December 4, 1910 in Carsonville, the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Erbe) Smith. She married Daniel Christy in 1930 in Detroit, he preceded her in death. Mrs. Christy was very active for many years, she helped out as a 4H Leader, was active through the Sanilac County Extension, and was a member of Farm Bureau. She helped out on the family farm all her life and loved her family very much. She is survived by her children; Robert Christy of Applegate, Dale (Jeanette) Christy of Tucson, AZ, and a daughter Gerri (Jack) Williams of Salome, AZ. Nine grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral service for Erva Christy were held at the Apsey Funeral Home with Rev. Jedediah Willis, officiating. Burial in the Washington Township Cemetery. Arrangements by Apsey Funeral Home, your "Legacy of Life" Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to

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                                                                                                  • ESMARILDIA RINN CARSONVILLE Esmarildia "Essie" Rinn, age 92, a lifelong resident of Carsonville, passed away on Monday October 13, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky following a lengthy illness. She was born August 4, 1916 in Carsonville a daughter of the late Edward and Susannah (Le Hart) Smith. Essie married Alexander P. Rinn on October 23, 1937 in Croswell. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1985. Mrs. Rinn was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Sanilac. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Essie was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. Surviving are her three daughters Gerry (Bill) Buiting of Peck, Helen (Tom) Schrader of Ft. Gratiot and Mary Pethtel of East Lansing, Beloved Grandmother (Bonz) of 11 Grandchildren Jeff (Tammy) Hazel, Scot (Lisa) Hazel, Brent (Laura) Old, Andrea (Neal) Hittepole, Suzanne (Douglas) Shagena, Terese (Jeff) Shell, Drs. Nikki (Brad) Holden, Drs. Renee (Bryan) Zychowicz, Dr. Don Pethtel, Jennifer Rinn and Keegan Rinn, 13 Great Grandchildren Olivia, Allison, Riley and Faith Hazel, Catherine Old, Bryan & Karlee Shagena, Courtney Hittepole, Alex & Mitchell Shell, Payton, Noah and Denver Holden. A special cousin, Robert Bacon. She was preceded in death by a son Richard Rinn on Nov. 7, 2007. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville. The Fr. Charles Hammond of St. Jopseh Catholic Church in Sandusky officiated. Interment followed in the Washington Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sanilac Medical Care Facility or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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                                                                                                      • Elizabeth Ohrn, 88

                                                                                                        Elizabeth Ohrn, age 88, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at Resthaven Care Center. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1997. Surviving are her children, Judith and Richard (Buzz)  Hemwall of Zeeland, Nancy and Don Tungate of Riverside, CA, Cheryl and Robert Wickwire of Spring Valley, CA, and Alan and Cathy Rigby of Coalinga, CA;  eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be in Corry, PA, on November 1, 2008. Arrangements are by Dykstra Life…

                                                                                                        • Emily M. Ogrodny Lapeer Emily M. Ogrodny, age 95, of Lapeer (formerly of Clawson), passed away Friday (October 17, 2008). She was born August 24, 1913 to Felix and Mary (Zieleskiewicz) Zaborowicz. She married Joseph J. Ogrodny on May 23, 1951 in Detroit. Mrs. Ogrondy was a riveter during WWII then worked at Sanders, packing candy. She and her husband owned and operated a party store called J&M Beer Store in Detroit from 1958-1965. Emily was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, where she enjoyed attending. She loved to read, specifically about history, enjoyed traveling and was known as a truly fun sociable person who always had a smile on her face. She is survived by her daughter, Felicia (Jack) Jackowski of Lapeer; grandchildren, Jessica Jackowski and John (Magdalena) Jackowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ogrodny in 1978; brothers, Thaddeus Zabor and Zygmunt Zaborowicz. Memorial contributions may be made to Lapeer County Animal Shelter. Fun

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                                                                                                            • Connie Marie Enbody, 49, of Houghton Lake and formerly of Ludington, died Oct. 18....

                                                                                                            • FARMER BARNEY J

                                                                                                              is Wednesday from 6-9 p.m., Thursday from 2-9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until service. Entombment will follow in Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester. Please share a tribute at

                                                                                                              • FOERSTER FORREST

                                                                                                                vonOctober 20, 2008 Age 76. Beloved husband of Janet. Dear father of Kathy Paulsen (Jeff), Richard vonFoerster (Don Schumacher) and Cynthia Grove (Jake). Grandfather of Lindsey, Emily, Ryan, Natalie and Stephanie. Special uncle of Steve vonFoerster (Kathy) and Ellen, Anna and Julie. Brother of Ronnie vonFoerster and Natalie Spaulding. Uncle of Bobby Bennington (Arlene) and Anna and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Friday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell…

                                                                                                                • FOSTERLING ROSEMARY

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                                                                                                                  • Florence Mindykowski

                                                                                                                    Mindykowski, Florence M. Bay City, Michigan Age 88 years, died October 20, 2008. Funeral Liturgy will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Church. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. The complete obituary will be in Wednesday's paper.

                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                        • GLUCKMAN HAROLD

                                                                                                                          "HANK" Beloved husband of Elaine Gluckman. Dear father of Kerry (Raquel) Gluckman and Matthew (Robin Remer) Gluckman. Loving grandfather of Loren and Danielle Gluckman. Devoted brother of Joanne (Joseph) Salins. Brother-in-law of Sandra (Jerry) Brenner. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES THURSDAY 3:00 P.M. AT THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE, FARMINGTON HILLS. INTERMENT AT BETH EL MEM. PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL (248) 406-6000 or visit…

                                                                                                                          • GROMMISCH MARY

                                                                                                                            Left us on October 17, 2008. Mary, of Temecula, California was born on June 18, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Anna and Stanley Zawada, five brothers and one sister. Her sister, Teresa Zawada survives. Mary leaves her loving husband, Robert. They were married in Detroit on June 25, 1949, 59 years ago; son Daniel of Murrieta, CA; daughter Taryn Orellana and husband Timothy and their sons Steven and Greyson, also of Temecula; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was a loving and devoted daughter,…

                                                                                                                            • Gail Veneklasen Herter

                                                                                                                              Gail departed this world on October 20, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland after a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer.  She was born to Howard M. and Gladys (Rupp) Veneklasen on October 22, 1955, in Holland, Michigan.  She graduated from West Ottawa Public Schools and later received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico.  She taught English classes at Davenport University and pueblos throughout New Mexico.  She owned Gail Herter Designs of Albuquerque for many years.  Gail loved…

                                                                                                                              • Gary S. Kirkey

                                                                                                                                Gary S. Kirkey, 55, of Cocoa, Florida (formerly of Royal Oak and Gladwin), passed away Oct. 19, 2008 with his family by his side. He was born on June 4, 1953 in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                • George E. Norton

                                                                                                                                  George E. Norton, 72, of Bronson, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. He was born May 25, 1936, in Decatur, Ill., a son of the late George E. and Mary Juanita (Decker) Norton. George had resided in Bronson since June of 2008, coming from Arizona where he had lived for over 30 years. He was a talented horse trainer and was proud of the fact that he had trained many of the Triggers horses for Roy Rodgers while he lived in Twin Oaks, Calif. George was also an experienced…

                                                                                                                                  • 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.

                                                                                                                                      • Hansen

                                                                                                                                        • Barbara J. Hansen, 65, of Manistee, died Oct. 19. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                        • 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 C. Morrison

                                                                                                                                            Helen C. Morrison, age 85, of Saranac, passed away Oct. 13, 2008 in Saranac.

                                                                                                                                            • Helen E. Waldron

                                                                                                                                              Helen E. Waldron, age 100, of Grand Rapids, longtime resident of Ionia passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.,

                                                                                                                                              • 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.,…

                                                                                                                                                • Helen W. Roth 1918-2008 "I'd like to live to ninety and then that's enough," she said many time over the years. So saying, Helen W. Roth, 90, left for heaven on October 12, 2008 in Tawas City. She was born on February 23, 1918, the youngest daughter of the late John and Ida (Compton) Fournier of Gagetown. In 1939 she married Burton Roth and moved to a farm near Owendale. When Burton died in 1979, she moved to New Port Richey, Fla. In 2003 she returned to Michigan to be closer to her family. Teaching, first in rural schools in Huron and Tuscola counties, then in Owendale-Gagetown system, was the highlight of her life. Second graders were her favorites, she took special pride in teaching them cursive writing. In retirement in Florida, Helen loved volunteering at two thrift shops. Consequently her family received many interesting "Mother boxes." Helen maintained an active interest in current events, particularly politics. In fact during her last week of life she asked for and cast an absentee ballot. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie (Randolph) Brown, Tawas City; her son, Dick (Pam) Roth, Caseville; two granddaughters, Mary (Byron) Graf, Caseville and Kristen (Levi) Zagorski, Bay City and three special great-grandsons, Thomas and William Graf and Stephen Zagorski. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Preston (Jack) and Lynwood Fournier and two sisters, Stella (Marie) Fogarty and Myrtle Smale. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon with Pastor John Gunden officiating. Burial took place in the Grant Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Rural School Museum at the Octagon Barn or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund of West Branch. Arrangements were handled by the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon.

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                                                                                                                                                • Henry Ross Hume III, 50

                                                                                                                                                  Henry Ross Hume III, 50, of Boyne City, died Oct. 18, 2008, at his home.

                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                    • IRENE ETHEL STOLIKER SANDUSKY Irene Ethel Stoliker, age 86 of Sandusky passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. She was born on October 20, 1921 in Flynn Twp., the daughter of the late Russell and Nellie (Youngs) Hillman. She married Orville Harold Stoliker on November 8, 1941 in Sandusky. He passed away February 6, 1983. Mrs. Stoliker was a member of the Peck American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by: Two daughters: Diane (Lee) Higgins, of Sandusky; Deborah Moore, of Ohio. One son, James (Linda) Stoliker, of Applegate. Seven grandchildren. Three great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Harvey Hillman. American Legion Auxiliary Service was held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky. Funeral Service has been held at the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky with Pastor Ken Norcross, of Sandusky officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.

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                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Petrone Imlay City James Petrone, 88, of Imlay City passed away Friday (October 17, 2008) at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. He was born March 7, 1920 in Reynoldsville, PA, to Matteo and Doniella Petrone. He married Bessie Theresa Pietraszkiewicz on April 30, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, Bessie passed away August 18, 2008. James grew up in Reynoldsville, PA, and graduated high school there. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in England and Germany. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a square dance caller from 1930-1980 and belonged to the Squared Dance Club "Ring A Dingers". He loved Italian Music. James retired in 1976 as a buyer for General Stores for the Ford Tractor Operations in Romeo. He was employed at Chrysler Motors prior to working for Ford, he was also, involved with the Goodland Township planning commission and Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Ann Pet

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                                                                                                                                                              • James R. Hurley

                                                                                                                                                                James R. Hurley, 66, of Allen, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Litchfield James A. Betty (Barnett) Hurley. He was married March 28, 1964 to Gloria Wight and she preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2006. Jim was a graduate of Litchfield High School. He retired from Crotty Corporation and had also been an employee of Addison Products from 1969 through 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Hurley and Kim (Jeffrey) Wilson, both of Allen; a son, Scott Hurley of Allen;…

                                                                                                                                                                • James Studnicka

                                                                                                                                                                  James Studnicka, 79, of Milan died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Monroe, Mich., the son of Joseph and Kathryn (Kariflat) Studnicka. James served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked 30 years for the Ford Motor Company, Ypsilanti, retiring in the early 1970s. James worked many years on the family farm and enjoyed tinkering with cars. Surviving James are three brothers, John Studnicka of Pinckney, Robert Studnicka and Rudy (Joyce) Studnicka of…

                                                                                                                                                                  • James Studnicka Sept. 19, 1929-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                    James Studnicka, 79, of Milan, died at 10 PM, Saturday, October 18, 2008, in his home.

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Jo Anne Parsons

                                                                                                                                                                          Jo Anne Parsons, 61, of Fremont, Ind. died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Ind. She married Steve Parsons on Aug. 28, 1970. He survives. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 with Pastor Harold Beck officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be sent online to

                                                                                                                                                                          • Joan C. (Hill) Hoffner Almont Joan C. (Hill) Hoffner, 63, a longtime resident of the Almont area, passed away (October 17, 2008), peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 12, 1945 in Almont the daughter of George and Shirley Hill. Ms. Hoffner graduated from Almont High School in 1963. She was a doting, loving mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed watching freighters in Port Huron, viewing the fall colors, road trips up north, and had a soft spot for animals. She is survived by her children, Terry Hoffner Jr. of Ferndale, James (Adrienne) Hoffner of Imlay City, Lisa Hoffner (Eric Seger) of Lapeer, Christopher (Danielle) Hoffner of Royal Oak, Elizabeth (Shaun) Finn of Macomb Twp.; 14 grandchildren; brother, Richard (Sue) Hill of Tawas and sister Nancy (Tim) Snyder of Almont. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dale Hill, and her beloved dog Tinker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to

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                                                                                                                                                                            • Joe Oldrham

                                                                                                                                                                              OLDRHAM, Joe M. - Age 59, of Flint, died Saturday, October 18, 2008 at home. A memorial service will be held 1PM Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, 1013 Hughes Ave., Flint. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Friends may share on online tribute on the obituary page of

                                                                                                                                                                              • John Albert Tibaldo

                                                                                                                                                                                IRONWOOD, Mich. -- John Albert Tibaldo, 85, of 515 E. Vaughn St., in Ironwood, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, after a brief illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                • John Carr, 78

                                                                                                                                                                                  John Carr, age 78, of Zeeland passed away October 17, 2008. A funeral mass will take place Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 480 152nd St. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetary. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 325 E. 16th St., and one hour prior to the mass Tuesday.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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 H. "Jack" Loucks

                                                                                                                                                                                      John H. "Jack" Loucks, 75, of Belding, died Sunday morning Oct. 19, 2008 at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Schwab

                                                                                                                                                                                        Schwab, John Michael Geneva, Indiana Mr. Schwab passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at his residence, age 51 years. He was born February 9, 1957 in Bay City. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Ev. Lutheran Church in Kawkawlin. Mr. Schwab will be taken to the church on Thursday to lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. A complete obituary will appear in…

                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Joyce Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                            Joyce Martin, age 74, of Ionia and formerly of Delton passed away Oct. 18, 2008 in Lake Odessa.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Judith Ann Stornant

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Juella Keller, 67

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KALT LAURA See

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Meyers notice for further information. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KELLERSOHN RUDOLF A

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Memorials may be directed to the Kolping Society or the Capuchin Fathers. Mr. Kellersohn was a 25 year employee of Strohs Brewery and spent the last ten years as the host of the Stroh Haus. Share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • KILINSKI EDWARD J

                                                                                                                                                                                                    88, October 3, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Irene, his wife of 59 years. Dear father of Larry (Nancy) Kilinski and Nancy (Peter) Kiziu. Devoted grandfather of Heather (Jeff) LaBeau, Jarret and Ben Kilinski. Proud great grandfather of Nathan, Emma and Lily LaBeau and Fiona Kilinski. Mr. Kilinski served 4 years in the U. S. Army, in Europe, during WWII under Gen. George Patton. In state Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 am. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 18720 13 Mile Roseville. In lieu of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KROLL STANLEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be at The Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Wednesday from 1-9pm, and at church Thursday from 10am till time of service. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Wayne. Please send tributes and view memorial at

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kash Combs

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kash Combs, 83, of Jonesville and formerly of Moscow, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. The funeral will be Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, Mich. The family will receive friends at the Janowiak Funeral Home in Ypsilanti from 1-8 p.m. Thursday. Please read his complete obituary and sign his guest book at "Where Families Come First." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kathleen Lee Juip Imlay City Kathleen Lee Juip, age 68, of Imlay City, (formerly of Lum), passed away after a lengthy battle with Leukemia, Thursday (October 16, 2008), at William Beaumount Hospital, Troy. She was born March 19, 1940 in Detroit to Arthur and Anna Warner. She married Ronald A. Lee on May 19, 1962 in Warren, they lived in Lum since 1967, Ron died July 5, 1986. She married Ronald A. Juip on June 10, 1998 in Detroit they lived seasonally between Imlay City and Florida. Kathleen worked as an Accountant for Numerical Machine Co. in Rochester and was also employed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Ballards Business Services and for Thermal Power. She was involved with Miss Michigan and Miss America pageants as a seamstress for over 20 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City and St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Juip of Imlay City; daughter Renae (Michael) Ringler of Macomb Twp.; sons, Ronal

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kathryn D. 'Katie' Patrick

                                                                                                                                                                                                            IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Kathryn D. "Katie" Patrick, 92, a longtime Ironwood resident and co-owner of McKevitt-Patrick and Engstrom Funeral Homes of Ironwood and Hurley, Wis., died peacefully Sunday evening, Oct. 19, 2008, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility in Marquette, surrounded by her family, where she had resided since June 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lawrence 'Larry' Veurink

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lorraine J. Schwartz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MACASA DR DEMETRIO JR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (313) 291-1800. Viewing Friday October 24, 2008, 10 a.m. with an 11 a.m. funeral service to follow at Taylor Center Baptist Church in Taylor, MI. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park. Obituary/Guest Book at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MAGNOTTE NANCY ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MANESS PAULINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loving sister of the late Dr. Bernard Maness and the late Carl J. Maness. Dear sister-in-law of Eleanor Maness and Evelyn Maness, and the late Eileen Maness. Also survived by nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephew, a great-great-nephew, and loving and devoted relatives and friends. SERVICE THURSDAY 11 A.M. AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY CHAPEL. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MARJORIE MAE LICHT SANDUSKY Marjorie Mae Licht, age 89 of Sandusky passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. She was born March 28, 1919 in Sandusky to the late Lloyd and Austa (Willis) Tucker. She married Anthony J. (Tony) Licht on February 2, 1946 in Sandusky. He passed away on December 24, 1986. Mrs. Licht was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky. She is survived by four daughters, Virginia (Jim) Jenson, of Kalamazoo; Marilyn (Jerry) Loding, of Sandusky; Margaret (John) Mallo, of Marquette; Mary Jo (Jim) Witte, of IL; two sons, Tom Licht, of CO; Jim (Dawn) Licht, of Port Huron. Thirteen grandchildren. One sister, Eileen (Bud) Seaman, of Sandusky. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elva Graves and Mildred Vatter. Funeral Mass was held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky with Fr. Charles Hammond, Sandusky officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky or the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility, Sandusky. Arrangements by the Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MELVIN A. GUENTHER BROWN CITY Melvin A. Guenther, age 85, of Brown City died Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Marlette Hospice Residence. Mr. Guenther has lived in the Burnside Twp. area the past 5 years and was previously from Marlette and Imlay City. He was born June 15, 1923 in Detroit, son to the late Herman and Dorothy (Shuman) Guenther. Mr. Guenther served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Josephine Borruso in 1945, she passed away 1967, he re married Elsie Halbert in 1975 she preceded him in death 1992. He worked as a machinist for Chrysler Corp. in Sterling Heights for 22 years retiring in 1986. He is survived by daughters Rosary Emerick of Brown City and Genevieve Pasque of Warren; sons Melvin (Janice) Guenther Jr. of Garden City and Kurt (Connie) Guenther of Melvin; step sons Darrell (Diane) Halbert of Brown City and Russell (Mary Ann) Halbert of Brown City; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife's, four brothers and five sisters. Funeral services have been held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette,with Pastor Douglas Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the West Berlin Cemetery in Allenton, MI. Memorials may be donated to the family. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette,MI. (989) 635-3658,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • MEYERS LAURA KALT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Jack Kalt. Dear mother of Carole (Samuel) Sobel and Mike Kalt. Devoted grandmother of Lisa Sobel, Jeffrey (Laura) Sobel and the late Daniel Sobel Proud great-grandmother of Ethan Daniel Sobel, Jordan Alexander Sobel and Mia Rose Sobel. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 1 P.M. THURSDAY AT BETH ABRAHAM CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 569-0020.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Of Howell, MI. Age 83, passed away October 19, 2008. Casimir was born November 18, 1924 in Detroit, MI to Antoni and Marianne (Siwecka) Misiewicz. Survivors include his son William (Sara) Misiewicz of Clinton, Iowa; daughter Mary Ann (Steve) Phillips of Howell; and grandchildren Lauren and Mark Misiewicz, and Stephen and Andrew Phillips. Also surviving is his sister Irene. Preceding him in death was his loving wife of 47 years, Elizabeth, and siblings Walter, Wanda and Helen. Casimir served in the U.S. Army…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MOCERI SEBASTIAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 1-8 p.m., Rosary 3 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack (S. of 9 Mile) until Mass, 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Magdalene Wood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wood, Magdalene Bridgeport, Michigan Passed away peacefully Monday, October 20, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital following a lengthy illness. Age 81 years. Complete obituary will be published in Wednesday's edition of the Saginaw News. Friends may call at the W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Hwy from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 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 Blackburn, 96

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Louise Blackburn, 96, of Holland, died on Monday, October 20, 2008.  Mary was born June 28, 1912 in Muncie, Indiana, to Thomas and Ada Shannon.  She was a member of  First United Methodist Church of Holland and also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mary was married to Lowell Blackburn who preceded her in death in 1972.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Jim Blackburn, in 2006.   Mary is survived by her son, L. Thomas Blackburn of Ft. Lauderdale; her grandchildren, Deb and Rod…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maurice Heck, 82

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maurice Heck, age 82, of Bentheim, put up a valiant fight but lost the battle and entered into Glory, Monday, October 20, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Heck, in 1997.  He was a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church.  He worked at GE for 25 years and farmed in Bentheim.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Henriette; children, Karla and Lloyd Pippel, Kristi Schaap, Bob Heck, Pamela Payne,  Mike and Randy De Neff, Denise and Cal Wolters,  Lynae Heck,  Kandace Heck,  Jodi…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maxine M. Reynolds Dec. 15, 1935-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maxine M. Reynolds, age 72, of Berkley for 20 years, formerly of Monroe, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maxine Mary Holger

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maysell G. Redman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maysell G. Redman, 82, of Gladwin, passed away Oct. 18, 2008 at MidMichigan Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 23, 1925 to Mathias and Maude (Swinehart) Huber.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary Catherine McGreevy, 82, of Manistee, died Oct. 19. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mrs. Marta Sotelo Falcon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Marta Sotelo Falcon passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the age of 57. Marta was born in Adrian, Mich., to Jose and Martha Salinas Sotelo. Marta married Raymond G. Falcon on July 29, 2000, in Madera, Calif. Marta worked at Sure Save Grocery in Madera, and later at Valley Oak Credit Union, and for the last six years she was a caregiver for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marcella S. Garcia. Marta is survived by her husband of eight years, Raymond Falcon; her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Myrtle Eileen Burk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Myrtle Eileen Burk, 85, of Coldwater, passed away Sunday in Jackson.  She was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Algansee Township to Charles and Ruby (Bush) Heuer.  Mrs. Burk graduated from Quincy High School in 1940 and had worked at Production Credit Association.  She retired from the Coldwater Regional Center after 15 years of service.  She belonged to the VFW, Quincy American Legion Auxiliary, was an avid bowler, and a life member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. On Aug. 16, 1942 she married Elmer…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • NORDNESS JEAN M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 20, 2008, Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of John (Diana), William (Terrie), Richard (Barbara) and Michael. Dear grandmother of Jill Crook (JT), Brian and the late Kristen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Thursday 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Family suggests memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of her…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nancy D. Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Nancy D. Johnson, 71, of Ocean Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nancy M. Russeau Oct. 15, 2008

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nancy Marie Russeau Aug. 9, 1948 - Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nancy Marie Russeau was born on August 9, 1948 in Monroe, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Jerome Russeau Sr. and the late Alice Marie (Navarre). Nancy loved her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Noreen Wuertz Dec. 17, 1931-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Noreen Wuertz, 76 years, of Temperance, MI died Saturday October 18, 2008 in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Norman Cliffman, 72

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Norman E. Cliffman, age 72, of Overisel, died Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Holland Hospital.  Mr. Cliffman was born in Bentheim August 15, 1936 to Albert and Jennie Cliffman.  He was a member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and Sandy Pines.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War.   A woodworker by trade, he worked for Chris Craft, Howard Miller, and D & B Components, among others, but will be more well known for “Norm’s Tables” that he produced and sold at many…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • O'MEARA MATTHEW W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday 3:00-9:00 p.m. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Memorial contributions may be made to ARC Services of Macomb, 44050 N. Gratiot, Clinton Township, MI 48036 or to Bovenshen School, 12345 Frazho Rd., Warren, MI 48089. Please share a memory with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ohman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rodney Ohman, 79, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., formerly of Ludington, died Oct. 15. Arrangements are by Forest Lawn, West Covina, Calif....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ollie M. Goodloe April 11, 1936-Oct. 18, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ollie Melvin Goodloe, 72, of Maybee died Saturday at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marble Memorial United Methodist Church, Milan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PAIS GREGORY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 60, of Locust Grove, Virginia, October 15, 2008. Beloved husband of Julie for 35 years. Also survived by step-daughter Louise (Greg) Vozniak and two grandchildren. Dearest son of Josephine and the late Telio L. Dear brother of Marcia (Richard) Bothwell, Tom (Linda) Pais and Peggy (Rich) Rettof. Will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, an uncle, cousins and friends. Proud graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School and Eastern Michigan University. A memorial mass has been held at Saint…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PERCHAN THEODORE W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be Thursday at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Road, Eastpointe from 2 to 9 p.m. Memorials to Hospice of Central Michigan, 2597 South Meridian Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 or the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202 appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PICKLO LORAINE A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby Twp.), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Wednesday 2-9 p.m. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr (btwn. 21 and 22 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Tributes to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patricia Janowiak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Paul R. Murray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paul R. Murray, 65, of Gladwin, passed away Oct. 15, 2008, at MidMichigan Medical Center�“ Midland. He was born May 19, 1943, to Paul E. and Reba Lou (Ragan) Murray in Toledo, Ohio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Powell Owens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ANGOLA, Ind. — Powell Owens, 82, of Algansee Township, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at Lakeland Nursing Center in Angola, Ind. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Northview Christian Church in Coldwater with Pastor Jeff Bream officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Powell was born on May 31, 1926 in Kentucky to Powell and Allie (Moore)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RUGIERO ANTONIO SR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    June 18, 1938—October 19, 2008, was born in San Giovanni Fiore, Calabria Italy. He resided in Dearborn Heights, MI and is one of five siblings, a brother Giuseppe and sisters Maria, Emilia and Gina. A family man, married to Enrica Rugiero. Dear father of four sons and ten grandchildren; Patrick Attilio with daughter Isabella, Mark Luigi (wife Christine) with five children, Dante, Giovanni, Julia, Angelo and Malaina. Robert Attilio (wife Christina). Anthony Jr. (wife Sabrina) with four children, Adrianna,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ralph Lutz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lutz, Ralph L. "Buster" Madison Heights, Michigan Formerly of Saginaw Passed away Sunday October 19, 2008, at the age of 85 years. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Saginaw News. Arrangements by W.L. Case & Company.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Raymond C. Strachn

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richard 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rose Alice Brouty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ruth A. Speight

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SERAKOS GEORGIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Age 92, October 2, 2008, of Livonia. Predeceased by husband, Demetrios. Survived by daughter, Olga, son, Demetrios, and two step-daughters, Katherine and Sylvia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SHERMAN PROFESSOR HELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beloved wife of Edward Sherman. Dear mother of Linda (Charles) Soberman, Julie (Sheldon) Blair, Cathy (Kenneth) Shiovitz, and the late Amy Sherman. Loving grandmother of Lisa (Menachem) Glazer, Tracey Jackier, David (fiancee Jennifer Seader) Soberman, Stephanie Blair, Michael Blair, Dr. Stacey Shiovitz, and Daniel Shiovitz. Great grandmother of Lilah Glazer. Sister of Dr. Marvin (Marion) Gross, and William (Barbara) Gross. Sister-in-law of Helen (the late Dr. Phillip) Sherman. SERVICES 10:30 FRIDAY MORNING…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SHERRILL LAWRENCE R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the Ford Funeral Home, 26560 Van Dyke (S. of 11 Mile Rd. or the 696 Expressway) Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-9 p.m. In state Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church, 25320 Van Dyke (N. of 10 Mile Rd.). Interment St. Clement Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • STANIEC DENNIS C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Veronica Catholic Church. Share your special thoughts and memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • STASIUK JACK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc., 122 W. Dunlap, Northville with interment following at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville. Contributions to Autism Society of Michigan 6035 Executive Dr., Ste. 109, Lansing, MI 48911.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SUGRUE FRANCIS MICHAEL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "FRANK" Age 82, of Marietta, GA, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Service will be 12 Noon, Thursday, October 23, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marietta, GA, with Father John Walsh officiating. Interment will be held in Michigan at a later date. Mr. Sugrue passed away on his 82nd birthday. He was a resident of Winnwood Retirement Home in Marietta. Mr. Sugrue is survived by his wife, Lois Sugrue, of Marietta, GA; one daughter, Lynn Marie Lozon of Harsens Island, MI; four sons, Dr. Dennis P.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SWIATKO DOROTHY V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary 7 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sarah I. (Haylett) Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sarah Irene Jones, 27, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of Sturgis, Mich., and a graduate  of Bronson High School, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis of injuries sustained while serving as a Deputy for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Lockwood Community Church in Coldwater, Mich., where services are at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Lockwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sarah Irene Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sarah Irene Jones, age 27, of Bloomington died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. from injuries that she received while serving as a Deputy for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. She was born April 2, 1981 in Sturgis. She was the daughter of Wayne and Kimalee (Van Zile) Haylett of Coldwater. She was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 2001 to 2006. In her youth, she was active in 4-H, American Rabbit Breeders Association, and was a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 Friday (October 17, 2008) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shirley A. Rise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shirley A. Rise, 77, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sister Margaret (Ignatiana) Donoghue, IHM July 3, 1917-Oct. 19, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monroe, MI - Sister Margaret, IHM, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 19, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sister Meegan, O.P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sister Mary T. Meegan, formerly known as Sister John Maureen Meegan, died on Oct. 19, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 83 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Mary was born in Chicago, Ill., to John and Mary (Martin) Meegan. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Mich.; a Master of Arts…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sue Brazelle Lapeer Sue Brazelle, age 77, of Lapeer, passed away Friday (October 17, 2008). She was born July 11, 1931 in Alabama to Ceburn and Sallie (Voss) Anderson. She married Merle Brazelle on July 11, 1950. Mrs. Brazelle enjoyed gardening, travel with family and her doll collection. She loved and truly lived for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Greg (M.K.) Brazelle of Lapeer, Penny (Dave) McLellan of Lapeer; grandchildren, Brandie, Paul, Candy, Kathy, Dean, loving family, Felicia, Scott, June; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Lynn (Jeanette) Anderson of Durand, Lona Darnell of Davison, Geri Campbell of Keego Harbor and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Brazelle in 1994; brother, Loyal Anderson; sister, Marjorie Bell an infant brother and her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral Services were held Tuesday (October 21, 2008) at Muir Br

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Suzanne Gump

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Suzanne E. Gump, age 67, of Coldwater, Mich., and formerly of Bronson, died at the home of her daughter in Bronson following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born Oct. 25, 1940, in Coldwater, a daughter of Chester and Marjorie (Miner) Weage, and was a lifelong resident of Branch County. Suzanne married Robert E. Gump on Nov. 21, 1958, in Sturgis.  Bob died Oct. 24, 2001. Suzanne first worked at the Trans-A-Gram Toy Factory in Sturgis, then at the former Lamb Knit in Colon and at the Fremont…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • THACKABERRY MILT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday 4-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Canton Community Foundation or Habitat for Humanity. For full obituary or to leave a message of condolence, visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • THAYER CAROLINE S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday 1-3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan School for the Deaf, 1667 Miller Rd., Flint, MI 48503.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 J. Foley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thomas J. Foley, age 89, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Des Moines, Iowa, a son of the late Jay Paul and Abbie (Hugenot) Foley. Thomas has been a resident of Sturgis since 1965, moving here from Framingham, Mass. On June 7, 1947, in Kalamazoo, Mich., he married Wilda Hassing. He had been employed for Diamond International and while in Sturgis for Bandholtz Paint Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1988. Thomas was a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thomas Leo Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thomas Leo Blonde, Sr., 70, of Pinconning, died Oct. 16, 2008 following a short illness. He was born March 30, 1938 to Marshall A. and Kathryne (Greenman) Blonde in Almont. He was a retired meat cutter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MARJORIE CAROLINE MORGAN, 77, of Traverse City, died Monday evening, Oct. 20, 2008, at Munson Medical Center.No services are planned at this time.The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VAN VURST ELIZABETH

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • VIDOSH GORDON J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1-9 p.m. Thursday with Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home; 31730 Mound Rd. in Warren. Memorials may be directed to Beaumont Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VOLLMER JEROME R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. time of Mass at St. Rene Goupil Church, 35955 Ryan Rd. (between 15 and 16 Mile Rds.). Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vera Piersma, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vera “June” Piersma, age 84, of Holland, died Sunday, October 19, 2008, at her home.   She was born June 11, 1924 in East Saugatuck to Gerrit and Anna (Krueze) DeFouw and has been a lifelong resident of the area.  June had been employed by the former Holiday Inn for several years and the Windmill Greenhouse.  She was a former member of the Hope Church of Holland and the Rosewood Reformed Church of Hudsonville.  June is survived by her sons, David and Lynn Brown of North Pole, Alaska, Dale Brown and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vicky A. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LAND O'LAKES, Wis. -- Vicky A. Peterson, 62, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of West DePere, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vincent G. Roberts 1929-2008 Vincent George Roberts, 78, Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on December 17, 1929 in Harbor Beach to the late Jacob and Mary (Siemen) Roberts. He and Leona Miller were united in marriage on June 5, 1948 in Rapson. Vince was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church and the OLLH Knights of Columbus Council 11432. Vince was a mason worker for many years and took pride in his work. He is survived by his wife, Leona, Harbor Beach; children, Ernest Roberts, Port Hope, Kathryn (Salvatore) Palombo, Sterling Heights, Marleen (Edward) Buzenski, Centerline and Richard (Cathy) Roberts, Clinton Township; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and siblings, Mary (Richard) Hartman, Indiana, Shirley Booms, Harbor Beach, Bernice Messing, Yale, June Pawlowski, Harbor Beach, Joyce (Harold) Pleiness, Port Hope, Bernard (Doris) Roberts, Harbor Beach, Agnes (Joe) Petruk, Arkansas andGladys (Joe) Page, Davison. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Roberts and Jerome Roberts; sisters, Annie Winkel, Genevieve Talaski, Rosie Ansteed and twin girls. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in the Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church of Harbor Beach. Father William Spencer officiated, with burial taking place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Viola Meeker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Viola Meeker, age 80, of Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Adrian, passed away, Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, in Punta Gorda, Fla. She was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Lincoln County, Tenn., moving to Arcadia in 1975 from Adrian, Mich.  Viola was a collector of bells and angels. She was a member of Arcadia Church of God, was very active in church functions as they related to the ladies of the church, and visiting those in the local nursing home. Survivors include a son, Ervin McGowan, Arcadia, Fla.; three daughters, Viola…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia C. Feick, 81

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Virginia C. Feick, 81, of Petoskey, died Oct. 20, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilbur Backus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BACKUS, Wilbur H. - Age 84, of Davison, died Monday, October 20, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint. Burial immediately following in Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-9 PM Tuesday, 1-4 and 6-9 PM Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Disabled American Veterans or charity of ones choice. Mr. Backus was born September 27,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William Dale Marshall, 78

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        William Dale Marshall, 78, of Boyne City, died Oct. 21, 2008, at home surrounded by his family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • William L. Pifer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COLDWATER — William L. Pifer, 72, of Coldwater, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at his home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home The service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at 11a.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home with Pastor Angel Rojas from the Church of the Holy Spirit officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. Bill was born on Feb. 22, 1936 in Coldwater to Fred and Ilah (Hayes) Pifer. He married Vicky Burns on July 31,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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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