Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/28/08

  • Albert Durocher, 89

    Albert “Al” Joseph Durocher, age 89, of Muskegon, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008, at a local care facility. A memorial service will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. William Langlois officiating. Full military rites will be provided under the auspices of the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or Hospice of North Ottawa Community,…

    • Albert Smith

      SMITH, Albert "Ray" - Age 82, of Swartz Creek, died Thursday, October 23, 2008. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton. Rev. Hal Phillips will officiate. Those desiring may make contributions to South Mundy United Methodist Church Building Fund. On-line condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

      • Alfred A. Larsen

        • Ann M. Pavlovich

          MARENISCO, Mich. -- Ann M. Pavlovich, 85, a longtime resident of Marenisco and current resident of Ironwood, entered into her eternal home Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming, in the caring hands of the Mather Nursing staff and the U.P. Home, Health and Hospice.

          • Anna Fain

            FAIN, Anna Virginia - Age 94, of Flint, passed away on October 22, 2008 at her residence (Maple Place Assisted Living). Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, October 27, 2008 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth St., Flint with Fr. John Fain, celebrant. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2-6 PM Sunday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. A rosary will be prayed 4 PM Sunday evening. Visitation will also be held 10 AM until…

            • Anna Schutt

              Anna Schutt, 90, of Howe, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind. Living her entire life in LaGrange County, she retired from Multi-Plex, Inc. in Howe.  She attended the Shipshewana Nazarene Church. Mrs. Schutt was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Howe, Ind., to Jonas Mike and Liza Jane (Young) Bonebarger.  On April 20, 1935 in LaGrange, Ind., she married Virgil V. Schutt.  Mr. Schutt preceded her in death on Dec.  22, 1998. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law,…

              • 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.

                    • Arthur S. Pellow

                      STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Arthur S. Pellow, 92, of Montreal, Wis.,   passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at North Haven Assisted Living Center in Stevens Point.

                      • Atwood 'Zuke' Sheaffer Jr., 88

                        Former Boyne City resident Atwood “Zuke” Sheaffer Jr., 88, passed away on Oct. 14, 2008.

                        • BAHORSKI DOROTHY

                          • BEAUPRE LUCILLE A

                            Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr. in Rochester with Scripture Service at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, 1740 Mt. Elliott Ave., Detroit, MI 48207. Send a condolence of remembrance to

                            • BENNETT ROBERT O JR

                              at Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Tuesday 3-9 p.m., Wednesday 3-8 p.m. and Thursday 9-10 a.m. at the church. Burial at Parkview Memorial. Family requests Memorials to the church, Huron Valley Lutheran High School, or Michigan Lutheran High School. View memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.

                              • BESER ANNE

                                Beloved wife of the late Aaron Beser. Dear mother of Dr. Donald (Christine) Beser and Susan (David) Smith. Devoted grandmother of Rachel Beser, Matthew Beser, Jesse Smith, James (Jen) Beser and Zachary (Sarah) Smith. Proud great-grandmother of Cole, Elias and Audrey. Cherished sister of the late Aaron Jerome (the late Trudy) Berman and the aunt of Kenneth Berman and the late Beth Ann Berman. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE TEMPLE ISRAEL GARDENS OF BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.…

                                • BIENKOWSKI THADDEUS J

                                  at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (corner or Artesian) Tuesday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church. Mass of Resurrection to follow at 10 a.m. Scriptures Wednesday 7 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Proud WWII U.S.M.C. Veteran of the Pacific Campaign. Donations suggest to Southeast Michigan Hospice.

                                  • BROOKS ROBERT E

                                    • BUBLITZ DOROTHY ANN

                                      • BUDKA DONALD V

                                        • BURNS MARK A

                                          • Bill Steele

                                            Steele, Bill Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare at the age of 72 years. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Saginaw News The funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008 at W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Rd. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the services. www.casefuneralhome.com

                                            • Bobbi Jo Stone

                                              CENTRALIA, Ill. -- Bobbi Jo Stone, 33, of Centralia, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her home in Centralia.

                                              • Bradley Doane

                                                • Bradley James Doane, 19 of Hudsonville, died Monday, Oct, 27. Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services - Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....

                                                • 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…

                                                  • Bryce D. Drumm July 8, 1984-Oct. 21, 2008

                                                    Bryce D. Drumm, 24, of Monroe died at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

                                                    • CAMPBELL ALICE MAE

                                                      October 26, 2008 Age 88. Wife of the late William "Jack" Campbell. Loving sister of Harold H. Stout, Robert S. Stout, Samuel F. Stout and the late Rebecca Mooney, Alvin H. Stout and William W. Stout. Devoted aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service Wednesday 11am at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Family will receive friends Tuesday 2-8 p.m. Memorial tributes to the Detroit Methodist Children's Home Society, 26645 W.…

                                                      • CHAPALA LAURA D

                                                        is Wednesday, 1:00-9:00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Michigan.

                                                        • 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 www.marshfuneral.com

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                                                          • CONTI VITO

                                                            Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile Rd.). Funeral Thursday, in state 10 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 25700 Crocker at Metro Pkwy. (16 Mile Rd.) until time of funeral at 11 a.m. Interment Christian Memorial Cultural Center. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                            • CUSUMANO LOUISE E

                                                              • CZWERKO AGNES WAUGH

                                                                October 27, 2008. Age 75 of Taylor. Loving wife of Richard for 52 years. Dear mother of Larry and Deborah. Preceded in death by son Kirk. Dear grandmother of Candace. Also survived by sister Diane. Arrangements by the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home.

                                                                • Carl R. Fritz Fostoria Carl R. Fritz, age 65, of Fostoria passed away Wednesday, (October 22, 2008) at home with his family. Carl was born August 9, 1943 to Paul and Marie (Strine) Fritz in Kingston. married Penny Cobb on June 30, 1962 in Vassar. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1962, he retired from Pontiac Motors. He also was a farmer as well as an auctioneer. Carl loved his grandchildren and enjoyed playing his guitar, camping and farming. He is survived by his wife: Penny; children, Cindy (Don) Endert of Kingston, Scott Fritz of Los Angeles, CA, Sandra (Rod) Teeple of Grand Haven, Todd (Teresa) Fritz of Sebewaing; brother, Larry and (Betty) Fritz of Elgin, IL; sisters, Marion (Donovan) Smith of Lapeer, Jean (Larry) Hiiter of Mayville; grandchildren: Bradley, Sherri, Christie, Clark, Jesse, Grant, Andrew and family pet, Lady. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sondra in 1964; grandchildren: Zoey and AlexSandra Teeple; parents, Paul and Marie Fritz; brot

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                                                                  • Carol Marie Pemberton May 28, 1950-Oct. 1, 2008

                                                                    VERNON, AZ - Carol Marie (Vance) Pemberton, 58, of Vernon died Oct. 1 at home. She had been ill for two years. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park, Lasalle, with Pastor James Jacobs officiating.

                                                                    • Carol Quick

                                                                      • Carole Bartusch

                                                                        BARTUSCH - The funeral to celebrate the life of Carole L. Bartusch, aged 72, who died on Saturday, wife of Walter Bartusch, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church. Relatives and friends may meet her family at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and again at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. For complete obituary information visit her web page at www.lifestorynet.com Heritage Funeral Home

                                                                        • 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

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

                                                                            • Clayton E. Laubensheimer Oct. 8, 2008

                                                                              Clayton E. Laubensheimer, age 78, of Cottontown, TN passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.

                                                                              • Cleeta Monroe

                                                                                MONROE, Cleeta G. - Age 84, of Swartz Creek, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Durand Senior Center. Funeral Services will be held 1PM Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, Pastor Ryan Champion officiating. Burial immediatly following in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint. The family will receive friends from 12noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer…

                                                                                • Cynthia Appley Oct. 22, 2008

                                                                                  Cynthia Appley age 48 of Erie, MI died Wednesday October 22, 2008 in her residence.

                                                                                  • DAVID FLORENCE

                                                                                    will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Wednesday from 2 p.m. till 9 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 a.m. till time of Mass at SanFrancesco Catholic Church of Clinton Twp. at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memorials to Karmanos Cancer or Leader Dogs appreciated. Share memories with the family at

                                                                                    • DAVIS MARSHALL

                                                                                      Age 64, October 23. Father of Crystal Gant-Mitchell, Aretta and Marshell. Funeral Thursday 12 noon at Greater Grace Temple, Detroit. Condolences can be sent to Ellis Memorial in Detroit.

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                                                                                        will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Wednesday from 1 p.m. till 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home, Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorials to Leader Dog appreciated. Share memories at

                                                                                        • Dallas Cole

                                                                                          ATHENS — Dallas Cole, 69, of Athens, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at his home.   He was born March 13, 1939 to Donald and Janice (Sanford) Cole in Alma. He married Karla Middleton in Royal Oak on June 9, 1973. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2005. He spent much of his adult life in the Pontiac area and worked for Franklin Products, Ryken Tube and General Motors. He also ran his own landscaping and snowplowing business during the 1980's and he was a volunteer firefighter for the Tri-City…

                                                                                          • DeBRUYNE WILLIAM

                                                                                            Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (between 12 and 13 Mile Rds.). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Gertrude Catholic Church with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.

                                                                                            • Diane Schmidt, 56

                                                                                              Diane Schmidt, 56, of Holland, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.  Arrangements will be announced by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes Inc. of Holland.  

                                                                                              • Doris Ettema Imlay City Doris Ettema, 82, of Imlay City passed away suddenly Wednesday (October 22, 2008) at her home. She was born on March 23, 1926 in Clawson to Sidney and Anna Engle. She married Henry Ettema on January 25, 1947 in Imlay City. She grew up in Clawson and moved to Imlay City before high school. Doris graduated from Imlay City High School Class of 1943. She spent most of her life in the Imlay City community. She was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church and a member of "The Doris Group". She had worked at Art Place Cleaners and worked at Ettema Brothers Farms of Imlay City, she was head of the celery line packing. She helped the Willing Workers for the Imlay City Christian School. She is survived by her husband, Henry "Hank" Ettema of Imlay City; daughters, Patricia (Glenn) Wilcox of Wetumpka, AL, Carol (Gerald) Quimby of Imlay City, Sandy (Mark) Johnson of Lapeer, Kathleen (Garrett) Billmire of Earlsville, Maryland; grandchildren, Mich

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                                                                                                • Dorothy Marie Smith Nov. 6, 1948-Oct. 20, 2008

                                                                                                  Dorothy Marie Smith, age 59, of S. Rockwood, passed away Monday afternoon at her daughter's home in Carleton. She had been in declining health.

                                                                                                  • Duane (Dee) F. Miller Dec. 28, 1921-Oct. 12, 2008

                                                                                                    Duane (Dee) Miller, father of Linda Peters of Newport, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Formerly of Portage, he had resided since November at Marian Place, Monroe.

                                                                                                  • 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, www.marshfuneral.com

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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 www.apseyfuneralhome.com

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                                                                                                      • Edmere Varenhorst

                                                                                                        • Edward Daniel Lemanski Jan. 8, 1929-Oct. 24, 2008

                                                                                                          Edward Daniel Lemanski, 79, of Newport died Friday, October 24, 2008 at Britthaven of Newport.

                                                                                                          • Emil Schultz April 11, 1914-Oct. 26, 2008

                                                                                                            Emil Schultz, age 94 of Milan, died Sunday morning, October 26, 2008. He was born April 11, 1914 in Detroit to Albert and Ida (Homrich) Schultz. On August 10, 1935 he married Genevieve Marken in Whittaker and they made their home in Milan.

                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                              • Esther E. Hudson

                                                                                                                MANCHESTER — Esther E. Hudson, age 96, of Manchester passed away Oct. 27, 2008. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Richard Coury officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Daily Telegram.

                                                                                                                • Evelyn Margraf

                                                                                                                  Margraf, Evelyn B. Bay City, Michigan Mrs. Margraf passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Brian's House, age 92 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced in a later edition of the paper by the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc.

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                                                                                                                    • Frances (McSween) Harkness

                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                        • Fred P. Sanger Jr.

                                                                                                                          BESSEMER, Mich. -- Fred P. Sanger Jr., 79, of East Sellar Street in Bessemer, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at home.

                                                                                                                          • From the family of APRIL JEAN THORNING I would like to express my great appreciation to the community for the support, words of kindness, lending a helping hand, bringing food to our family in this time of grief and sorrow. I would like to thank each and every one of you personally but there were so many to count. It warms my heart to see the entire community, people we don't know, pulling together to help a stranger. So to everyone, thank you and God bless you. The entire Thorning Family

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                                                                                                                            • GARDINER MILDRED V

                                                                                                                              at church begins at 10 a.m. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Disease Research. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                • Genevieve Schultz March 28, 1916- Oct. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                  Genevieve Schultz, age 92 of Milan, died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

                                                                                                                                  • Gerald Travis

                                                                                                                                    Gerald Travis, age 66, passed away at his home in rural Hubbardston on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, with his family by his side.,

                                                                                                                                    • Gloria M. Brackett

                                                                                                                                      PENCE, Wis. -- Gloria M. Brackett of Pence, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, surrounded by her family.

                                                                                                                                      • Grace Jager

                                                                                                                                        Services for Mrs. Grace Jager, aged 87, of Grandville, will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr. NE, Belmont. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral chapel. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Press or online at www.stegengafuneralchapel. Stegenga Funeral Chapel (616) 866-7200

                                                                                                                                        • HALL THOMAS WILSON

                                                                                                                                          Tues. from 2-5 and 7-9. In state Wed. at 10 a.m., with funeral following at 11 a.m. Services at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home, 500 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                          • HARTMAN WILLIAM F

                                                                                                                                            Age 64 of Wixom, died October 25, 2008. Beloved husband of Debra Hartman. Loving father of Karen (Mac) McClean of Florida and Kelly (Jason) Richardson of Macomb Twp. He is also survived by his stepchildren Terry (Stacy) Hilden, Jason (Sheila) Hilden and Lisa (Richard) Morin. Pop Pop of Zachary, Dylan, Samantha, Angelo, Hailey, Alex and Kelsey. Brother of Lee (Betty) Hartman. A memorial service will be held in the spring. For more information please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake (248)…

                                                                                                                                            • HOLBROOKS ROBERT L

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                                                                                                                                              • HUGHES GEORGE P

                                                                                                                                                Age 87. October 25, 2008. Beloved husband of Madeleine. Loving father of Patricia (James) Booth, and Tom (Sue). Proud grandfather of three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visiation at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Family request donations to American Heart Association. Please share a memory at

                                                                                                                                                • Harold G. Munson

                                                                                                                                                  Harold G. Munson, age 93, of Adrian passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Provincial House in Adrian. He was born Dec. 26, 1914, in St. Johns, Mich., the son of William and Edith (Shoemaker) Munson. He married Evelyn E. Valentine on March 27, 1947, at Napoleon and she preceded him in death July 20, 1981. Harold lived most of his life in the Adrian area and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific. He was a member of the Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion…

                                                                                                                                                  • Harry Waldie

                                                                                                                                                    Harry Waldie, 81, Tower, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at Tendercare Health Center in Cheboygan.

                                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                            • IVORY BESSIE MASON

                                                                                                                                                              • In Memory of ROBERT W. PEPPER June 23, 1925 - Oct. 25, 2007 We thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake. With which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our hearts. Love from your family

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                                                                                                                                                                • JASINA JOAN

                                                                                                                                                                  Age 86 of Madison Heights. October 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thaddeus. Dear mother of Lawrence (Karen) Jasina, Kathleen (Dennis) Connor, Daniel Jasina, and the late Thomas Jasina. Proud grandmother of Donna Salerno, Scott Jasina, Christie Jasina, Patrick Jasina, and Kevin Connor; great-grandmother of Alex, Tyler, Shelby, and Victoria. Her warm heart and gentle manner will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service Wednesday 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.) at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1987 E.…

                                                                                                                                                                  • JONES DR JOSEPH

                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd., Troy, 248-689-0700. Memorial contributions to South Oakland Shelter, Royal Oak, MI. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills.

                                                                                                                                                                    • JURBAN DAVID PAUL

                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 2-9 p.m. and Funeral Service Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com, 1 guest book message

                                                                                                                                                                      • James Ball

                                                                                                                                                                        • James Robert Ball, 70, of Irons, died Monday Oct. 27 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin. Oak Grove Cremation Center in Manistee is in charge of arrangements....

                                                                                                                                                                        • James Hoekstra, 81

                                                                                                                                                                          James P. Hoekstra, 81, of Holland, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at an area care center. Arrangements will be announced by Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St. www.notierverleelangeland.com 

                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Roger Marunick Oct. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                James Roger Marunick, 64 of Palmetto, Fl., died on Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Janetlee Workman

                                                                                                                                                                                  Service for Mrs. Janetlee Workman, aged 62, of Wyoming, will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2008 at Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Press or online at www.stegengafuneralchapel.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jean Den Bleyker, 99

                                                                                                                                                                                    Jean Den Bleyker, 99, of Graafschap, went to be with her Lord Monday, October 27, 2008.  Jean was born August 17, 1909 in Holland to Edward and Susan Hofmeyer.  She graduated from Holland Christian High School and married Oliver Den Bleyker.  Jean worked as a secretary for Woodland Insurance Company and raised her family with Oliver.  Jean and Oliver were members of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church where Jean was an organist for 57 years, a member of the Ladies Aid Society and the Christian School…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jean Edith Richert March 9, 1934-Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                      Friends may call in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Saturday October 25, 2008 from 1 to 9 PM and Sunday October 26, 2008 from 12 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held in St.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jean Edith Richert Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jean Edith Richert, 74, of New Boston, wife of Dr. Joseph J. Richert, died Thursday in Oakwood Heritage Hospital, Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jeanne M. McCoy

                                                                                                                                                                                          IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Jeanne M. McCoy, 69, of 650 Garvey St., Ironwood, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Joel L. Seppanen

                                                                                                                                                                                            RAMSAY, Mich. -- Joel L. Seppanen, 59, of Center Street, Ramsay, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Ironwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Joyce H. Nordine

                                                                                                                                                                                                • KLINE ARLINE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                  will be Wednesday, October 29th from 3-9pm at D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.). A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 30th at Warren Woods Church of the Nazarene, 14300 E. 13 Mile Road in Warren. Please share memories at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • KUSH LORETTA

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank. In state Thursday 9:30 am at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley Rd. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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 janowiakfuneralhome.com "Where Families Come First." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kathleen Kline, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kathleen Kline, 80, of Alanson and formerly of Petoskey, passed away this morning at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 "Katie" Hitt Lapeer Kathryn "Katie" Hitt, age 77, a lifetime Lapeer area resident, passed away, Tuesday (October 21, 2008). She was born December 12, 1930 in Mayville to Ward and Clara (Walker) Harmon. She married Leo Hitt on April 29, 1978. Katie worked at Lapeer State Home, retiring after 35 years as an LPN. She was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church for over 40 years. Mrs. Hitt enjoyed being involved with the community, baking as well as many other activities. She was quite involved with her chapter of the State Retirees association. Above all else, Katie loved every member of her family. She is survived by her husband, Leo Hitt of Lapeer; daughters, Janice (Herman) Klein of Flint and Lori (William) Schmidt of Attica; step-children, Gloria Foley of Flint, Tim Hitt of Flint, Mike Hitt of North Carolina and David (Patti) Hitt of Arizona; grandchildren, Lisa (Kelimo) Davis and Theresa Schmidt; 4 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Patr

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kenneth Hamminga

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kenneth T. Hamminga, 51, of Riverside Drive, White Pigeon, died Oct. 21, 2008 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. Private graveside services and interment will be at the White Pigeon Township Cemetery. Donations may be directed to In House Hospice Solutions, 5360 Holiday Terrace Suite 24A, Kalamazoo, Mich.,  49009. Envelopes area available at the Farrand Funeral Home of White Pigeon which is handling the arrangements. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kenneth S. Lindroth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kenneth S. Lindroth, 37, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at his home in Boyne Falls after a brief illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LAMONT JAMES R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Kalamazoo, Michigan formerly of Detroit died Monday, October 27, 2008 at age 78. Born in Detroit, retired engineer for the Board of Education. Resided in Kalamazoo for the past 16 years with wife Jane; daughter Sharon; son-in-law Bob and grandchildren, Jenna and Lea. Services have been held. Arrangements by Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LATTERELL ROBERT J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 26, 2008. Beloved brother of AJ (Jane), Richard, Thomas, Teresa (Greg) Gazdecki and James. Also survived by eight nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday 5-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LEVINE HENRIETTA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beloved wife of the late Sid ney Levine. Dear mother of Joane (Irwin) Arkin, Sheri (Jay Abramson) Feigelman-Abramson, Joel (Kathy Bernock) Levine and the late Fay Kanar. Devoted grandmother of Sheila (Rick) Tyner, Leslee (Alan) Blatnikoff, Stuart (Michele) Arkin, Jennifer (Dr. Mark) Camens, Loren Rosen, Mitchell (Lisa Zeskind) Rosen, and Jerry Feigleman. Proud great grandmother of Malory and Gillian Tyner, Leah and Jamie Blatnikoff, Rachel Arkin, Carli and Addison Camens. Also loved by Bruce (Lori)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LOCRICCHIO SALVATORE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with evening prayers 7 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. (at Romeo Plank). Interment private. Share memories at www.bcfh.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laurine B. Burtless

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Laurine B. Burtless, age 87, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at her home. The memorial service for Laurine will be held at noon on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joel Sarrault officiating. Private burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manchester. Friends may visit the family at Wagley Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Contributions in memory of Laurine may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Daybreak Adult Day Services. Envelopes are available at…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LeRoy Hopkins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HOPKINS, LeRoy Lawrence, (known as Hop or Hoppy by many) - Passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Genesys Hospice Care Center, Goodrich. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00AM Monday, November 3, 2008 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 6100 Richfield Rd., Flint with Rev. Harold Polk officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences and tributes may be…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lejeune R. Morrison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lejeune Russell “Lefty” Morrison, 87, of Wolcottville, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Lefty lived his life in LaGrange and Noble counties and in Sturgis, Mich., and was a machinist at Sutton Tool in Sturgis for 38 1/2 years.  He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in World War II.  He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, Rome City American Legion Post #381, and a lifetime member of Sturgis Bowling Association where he was a member…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lola Sabora

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SABORA, Lola J. - Age 54, of Flint, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at Genesys Hopice Care Center of Goodrich. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday October 29, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Burial immediatly following in Gracelawn Cemetery, Flint. The family will receive friends from 6PM-8PM Monday, 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM Tuesday and 11AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Cancer Society. Friends may…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Loretta Weener, 91

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Loretta Weener, age 91, of Holland entered into the glory of the Lord Saturday morning, October 25, 2008. She was preceded in death by her son Glenn in 2002, and by her husband Raymond on February 2, 2008. She was a member of North Holland Reformed Church where she ministered as a humble servant.  She served lunches at Western Theological Seminary where she was employed for 25 years.   She is survived by her children, Sherwin (Shirley) Weener of Jenison, Denny (Barb) Weener of Grand Rapids, Randy…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MACSHANE WALTER A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        begins at church 11:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to The Sisters of Providence, Office of Congregational Advancement, 1 Sister of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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, www.marshfuneral.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MIARKA DENISE M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke) Utica Tuesday 5:30-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12 noon- 9 p.m. with rosary 7 p.m. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 40501 Hayes (btwn 18-17 Mile), Sterling Heights until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Macomb Community College Foundation-Denise Miarka Scholarship Fund, 14500 E. 12 Mile, Warren MI 48088. Share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MOLLICONE ANTONIO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Wednesday, in state 10:00 a.m. Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metro Parkway at Schoenherr until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to Bethesda Christian Church c/o Living Christmas Story. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MORDIS LOIS VERNELL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Passed away October 25, 2008 at the Manor of Novi Nursing Home, Michigan at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late L. "Pat" Mordis, mother of Donald (Carol) Mordis, grandmother of Cheryl Mordis, Michelle (Prykucki), Lisa (Hoag), Lauren (Ghastin), Dawn (Baker) and ten great-grandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Margaret ‘Peg’ Knowles

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marie A. Maki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MARENISCO, Mich. -- Marie A. Maki, 69, of Lyons, Wis., died Oct. 6, 2008, in Burlington, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marlin J. Brauker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marlin J. Brauker, 64, of Union City, passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 19, 1944 in Coldwater, the son of John J and Ruth L (Hutchins) Brauker. On June 27, 1964, Marlin married Jacquelyn L. Fairchild. She survives. Marlin was a truck driver having worked for Associated Truck Lines and Roadway in Coldwater and retired in 2002 from Alvan Trucking of Kalamazoo. He was a life long member of Teamsters Local #7, and the American Polled Hereford Assoc. He raised registered polled…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary E. Timkovich, 87

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary E. Timkovich passed away Monday morning, October 27, 2008, at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, Kalamazoo.  Mary was born March 17, 1921 in Lawrence, MI, the daughter of the late Harry L. and Opal V. (Butcher) Dillenbeck.  On December 25, 1941 in Wayland, MI. Mary was united in marriage to John Timkovich who preceded her in death on July 22, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by a stepgranddaughter, Lynn Rydell in 2005.  Surviving are a daughter, Rose (Randy) Brondyke of Holland; son, Robert (Mary)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mary Sarna

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Max W. Skinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Max W. Skinner, age 89, of Tecumseh, passed away October 24, 2008. Max was born September 6, 1919, in  Tecumseh, Mich., the son of  Verdi R. and Anna Louis (Seitz) Skinner.  On September 25, 1948, he married Emily J. Todd in Napoleon, Ohio. Emily  preceded him in death on January 2, 2000. Max was a Tecumseh High School graduate. On  December 31, 1983, he retired from Tecumseh Products after 42 years of service. Max was a member of the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge and served as Worshipful Master. He also was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McCALLUM JOSEPH HILL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 26, 2008. Beloved husband of Margaret "Peg". Loving father of Andrew (Diane), Joseph (Cheri), David (Karen) and the late Thomas. Dear sister of Margaret Ross. Grandfather of Dillon, Andrea, Erin, Brian and Alex. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com. THOSE WE LOVE DON'T GO AWAY, THEY WALK BESIDE US DAY BY DAY. Donations to the Church of the Holy…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • McCARTHY ANNIE L (COZZARIN)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will be held at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and at church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of Mass. A vigil service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to Holy Family Catholic Church Parish or the School. Surviving are: husband, William; three children, Gregory (Anne) McCarthy, Jan (Ken Conroy) McCarthy and Timothy (Julie) McCarthy; four grandchildren, Erin, Kelly, Megan and Robert McCarthy. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Melvin L. Snyder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melvin L. Snyder, 79, of Coldwater, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born March 12, 1929 in Mass to Leland and Maude (Batterson) Snyder. Melvin married Darlene M. Robey on Oct. 22, 2950 in Coldwater. Melvin was an ironworker in Battle Creek, retiring in 1980; he also was a farmer for many years. He enjoyed golf and whittling. He and his wife wintered in Florida for 19 years. Melvin was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mildred "Millie" Hicks March 27, 1930 - Oct. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mildred "Millie" Marie Hicks, 78, of Douglas County, Missouri died Oct. 21 at her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Milo Beyer, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Milo Beyer, age 93 of Burnips died Wednesday, October 23, 2008. He was a member of Burnips Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice; children, James and Carolyn Beyer of Dorr, Lois Roelofs of Holland, Russel and Joyce Beyer of Dorr, Lester and Dana Beyer of Zeeland, Dennis and Cynthia Beyer of Zeeland; 16 Grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren; sisters and brother: Jennie and Jim Zoerhof of Hamilton, Beatrice and Phillip Berens of Dorr, Junior and Wanda Beyer of Dorr; in-laws, Leona…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Naomi E. Howe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Naomi Ellen Howe, age 77, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at home. She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Detroit, a daughter to the late Ruben and Viola (Thompson) Swihart. On July 3, 1966, in Niles, Mich., she married Clayton F. Howe.  He preceded her in death on April 8, 2003. Naomi graduated from Western Michigan University in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in music and teaching credentials.  She then taught school in Decatur and Niles before moving to Sturgis in 1973.  While in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PAPPAS EVELYN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Born June 28, 1929, passed away suddenly, October 24, 2008. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Pericles "Pete". Survived by her three loving daughters, Becky (Jim) Elliott, Carol (Joel) Appel, and Doreen (Steve) Lang. Beloved grandmother of John, Jennifer, Nicolas, Kristina, Mari, Stacey, Aaron, Jimmy and great-granddaughter, Eva. Family will receive friends Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday 3-8 p.m at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (btwn. Maple and Big Beaver). Funeral service…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PAVLOVICH MARGET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 2-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12½ Mile). Memorial donations appreciated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202. Share memories at www.Temrowski.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PEARCE JAMES L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 25, 2008. Loving husband of the late Victoria. Loving father of Donna Freidinger and Jim (Ginger). Grandfather of TJ, Jaime, and Elissa Freidinger, Elizabeth and Meredith Pearce. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail), Wednesday 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. Scripture Service Wednesday 7 p.m. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. from St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 27101 W. Chicago (at Inkster Rd.), until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Share a memorial tribute…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PETERSEN LOUISE E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 89 of Plymouth, formerly of Royal Oak, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Medilodge of Plymouth. She was born May 7, 1919 in Detroit to Holger and Grace Johnson. Surviving are her children, Karen (Thomas) Pilon of Plymouth and Ronald Petersen of Oak Park; siblings, Leonard (Yvonne) Jensen of Beverly Hills and Donald Johnson of Dearborn Heights; grandchildren, Nanette Paine and Matthew Pilon; great grandchildren, Melissa and Julia and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PETLICHKOFF MIKE (MATODY) PETE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be held on Tuesday 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday October 30, 2008 at St. Paul Cathedral, 700 Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights. In state 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. Donations can be made in Mikes honor to the Dearborn Fire Department Burn Drive. Checks may be made out to The Dearborn Fire Department. Send to: Attention: Burn Drive C/O Dearborn Fire Department, 2350 Monroe, Dearborn, Michigan 48124. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Patricia Ann Juntti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Patricia Ann Juntti, 65, died June 24, 2008, in Woodruff, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Paul E. Lyons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paul E. Lyons, 81, of Fawn River Road, Sturgis, died Oct. 23, 2008 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Comunity in Centreville following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1926 in White Pigeon Township, a son to Sam and Mary (Davis) Lyons. He was a graduate of White Pigeon High School and a member of the U.S. Army serving in The Occupation of Japan after World War II. He was a resident of the White Pigeon and Sturgis area all of his life. On Sept. 3, 1955 he married Helen F. Holtz in Sturgis.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RABAUT REV FRANCIS DERMOTT S J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age 96, October 26, 2008. Dear brother of Carolyn Marie DePorre, Joan Marie Barrett, Sr. Marie Celeste Rabaut, IHM, Sr. Martha Marie Rabaut, IHM, and the late Mary Jane Amato, Sr. Stella Marie Rabaut, IHM, Louis Rabaut, and Vincent C. Rabaut. Brother-in-law of Virginia M. Rabaut. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In state at Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346, Thursday 4-7 p.m., with Prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10:45 a.m. at Colombiere. Memorial Tributes to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RAVE ALAN J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Funeral Service Wednesday, October 29, 2008 in state 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service at Christ The King Lutheran Church, Southgate. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Please visit online guestbook at www.martenson.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ROBIN SUSAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beloved wife of Neal Robin. Devoted mother of Adam Robin and his fiancee Jodi Manko, and Daniel Robin. Cherished sister of Linda (Joel) Chess, Ronald Rosenberg, Joel (Teri) Rosenberg, and the late Steven Rosenberg. Dear sister-in-law of Janis Rosenberg and Arthur (Kathy) Robin. Aunt of Mark (Michelle) Chess, Carrie Chess, Jeremy Rosenberg, and Ryan Rosenberg, and his fiancee Kelly, Josh, and Aaron Rosenberg, Jan, Andrew, and Sara Robin. Great-aunt of Raizel and Shana Chess. Daughter of the late Shirley and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ROGALSKI MARIE (NEE PASTERNACKE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ROMANELLI QUINTINO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 4:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Rd. (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads) Troy, (248) 689-0700. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Thursday at funeral home. Interment White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy. Memorials to the Salvation Army. Share memories with the online register book at www.pricefuneralhome.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Raymond Kuyers, 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Raymond C. Kuyers, age 90, of Holland, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at Haven Park Christian Nursing Home.  Mr. Kuyers was born March 2, 1918 in Holland, to John and Nellie (Lamar) Kuyers.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served for 4 years during World War II.  He married Angeline Wright in 1945.  He was employed at Holland Hitch for 25 years before retiring in 1984 and was a member of First Reformed Church in Holland. Preceding him in death was his wife, Angeline, on Sept. 19, 2003. Surviving…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Raymond Scroggins, 80

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Raymond E. Scroggins, age 80, of Holland, died after a two year battle with cancer on Sunday, October 26, 2008, in Holland Hospital. Born in Cincinnati, OH on March 11, 1928, Ray graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, where he was active in the Chi Phi Fraternity.  He later received a law degree from Chase Law School and was active in sports while in high school and college. Ray began his banking career with Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati.  He later served as Vice President of Commercial…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rev. Vern Granger Sr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Rev. Vern M. Granger, Sr., age 79, of Constantine, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at the Three Rivers Health Hospital. He was born in Grand Blanc, Mich.,  on Jan. 24, 1929,  a son of Walter William and Bess (McDonald) Granger.  After graduating from Byron High School in 1946, he married Mary Elizabeth Braley on April 8, 1948 in Fowlerville. Vern received his bachelors degree from Prairie Bible Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Following this he earned his Masters in Divinity from the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reva D. Hay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reva D. Hay, age 63, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2008, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born June 11, 1945, in Kendallville, Ind., a daughter of the late Ivan and Mabel Rice. Reva had resided in Sturgis since 1991, coming from Topeka, Ind. On Dec. 5, 1992, she married Kirk Hay in Sturgis. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing golf, bowling camping and fishing. Reva is survived by her husband, Kirk; two sons, Mike (Camille) Burns of New Carlisle,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rhonda L. Lockrey July 2, 1959-Oct. 25, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rhonda L. Lockrey, age 49 years of Lambertville, MI, died Saturday, October 25, 2008 in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard D. Russell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HOWE, Ind. — Richard D. Russell, 39, of Howe, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at his residence due to a brain aneurism.        He was born Jan. 17, 1969 in North Chicago, Ill. at the Great Lakes Navy Base, to Ronald and Doris (Burger) Russell.                     He married Julie Strayer on Jan. 7, 1993 in LaGrange, Ind. Mr Russell was employed in the shipping/receiving department at Forest River Marine Division in Middlebury, Ind. He had previously worked as a driver for the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard E. Luginbuhl, 34

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard E. Luginbuhl, 34, of Petoskey, died Oct. 26, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Richard Sears

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HORTON — Richard Sears, a resident of Reynolds Road in Horton, Mich., since 1956, passed away Oct. 25, 2008, at the Countryside Care Center in Jackson, under the care of Great Lakes Hospice and Carolyn Bryant. He was born Aug. 18, 1913 in Jasper, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Belle (Rathbun) Sears on June 18, 2007. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Sherman Nicholas and David Sears; two brothers, Otis and Kenneth Sears, and one sister, Bernice Tudeck. He is survived by seven…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Daron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert L. Baldwin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert L. Baldwin, of Ionia, age 64, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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 W. Graeger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rose Marie Manchester

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IRONWOOD, Mich. -- Rose Marie Manchester, 87, of Poplar St., Ironwood, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Hurley, with her family by her side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ruby Rodgers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ruby Rodgers, age 77, of Adrian, went to be with her heavenly Father, on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Lynwood Manor.  She was born on Nov. 1, 1930, to Forrest and Pearl (Hoffman) Brockway in Petersburg, Michigan. On Aug. 3, 1949, she married Donald Rodgers in Petersburg, Mich.  He preceded her in death on July 19, 1993. Ruby graduated from Petersburg High School with the Class of 1949. She worked as a cook at the Adrian Health Care for several years. Ruby was a member of New Hope Tabernacle Church. She…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SHEEHAN JEAN SOLOMONSON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, Plymouth until time of the funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions to Angels Place appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SVIONTEK DOROTHY J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 26, 2008. Loving wife of Melvin M. Dear mother of David M. (Deborah) and Dennis G. (Ruby). Beloved sister of Folicia Kaczmarek. Grandmother of Jordon and Nicholas. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Rd. (at Joy Rd.), Livonia, MI 48150 Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shirley A. Rise

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sister Brigid Mullane, IHM April 29, 1920-Oct. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monroe, MI - Sister Brigid Mullane, IHM, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 23, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich. She was under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sister Judith Shield, OP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sister Judith Shield, formerly known as Emolyn Shield, died on Oct. 24, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 91 years of age and in the 72nd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Judith was born in Chicago, Ill., to Harold and Mabel Marie (Clark) Shield. Sister graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, Ill., and received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in History from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Mich., and a Master of Arts degree in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 Rose Germaine Guettler, OP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sister Rose Germaine Guettler, formerly known as Germaine Guettler, died on Oct. 24, 2008, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 96 years of age and in the 80th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Rose Germaine was born in Cologne, Minn., to Edward and Elizabeth (Ritten) Guettler. Sister graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Barry College (University) in Miami Shores, Fla., and a…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Steve Michael Kovenich Oct. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steve Michael Kovenich, 61, of Monroe died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in his home. Arrangements pending at Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Steve Michael Kovenich Sept. 12, 1947-Oct. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Steve Michael Kovenich, 61 of Monroe died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in his home. He had been in poor health for the last year and seriously ill for 2 months. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TOTH ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, October 30, 2008 3-8 p.m., Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home (Southgate Chapel), 15748 Fort St. Prayers Wednesday 9 a.m. proceeding to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 976 Pope John Paul II, Wyandotte for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thelma Hinkley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thelma Hinkley age 85, formerly of Colon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her home at Thurston Woods Village, Sturgis.  Thelma was born April 28, 1923, in Mobile, Ala., a daughter of the late William and Marcine (Mallory) Snell Sr.  Thelma had lived in Colon for many years, moving to Sturgis in 1977.  On Oct. 1, 1942, she married Frank G. Hinkley Jr. in Miami. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31,1971.  Thelma had worked from 1952 to 1968 for the former Transogram Co. and later worked for and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thomas L. Ward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thomas L. Ward, age 76, of Adrian, Mich., passed away on Oct. 24, 2008. Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Ward; his son, John Ward; his daughter, Erin Lee; and his son-in-law, Brian Lee. Thomas was a devoted husband and loving father who will be dearly missed by his family. At Thomas’ request, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thomas W. Corlett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vern M. Storum Lapeer Vern M. Storum, age 79, of Lapeer, passed away Tuesday (October 21, 2008). He was born August 26, 1929 in Warren, PA, to Marion and Adina (Borg) Storum. He married Joyce McCloskey on July 15, 1955 in Warren, PA. Vern graduated from Jamestown High School in New York, class of 1948. He worked many years at Motorola Corporation where he was a communications expert. Vern loved to fish, golf, hunt and work on the computer. He will be remembered for his laughter, teasing, sarcasm and warm smile. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Storum of Lapeer; children, Stephany Storum of Aurora, CO., Rebecca Michelle of Aurora, CO, Craig (Judy) Storum of Waterford, Mark (Barb) Storum of Cary, NC, Laura Cox of Lapeer and Mary (Neriman Demirovic) Storum of Birmingham; 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gayle Storum in 1981 and parents, Marion and Adina Storum. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made t

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Virginia B. Moore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia B. Moore, 75, of LaGrange, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the LaGrange Church of Christ and also one hour prior to funeral service which will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.  Burial will be in Ash Carleton Cemetery in Carleton, Mich., 3 p.m. on Thursday. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WALKER HERMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "BUDDY" Age 68, made a peaceful transition at 7:00 p.m., October 24, 2008. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife, Barbara; four sons, Christopher (Donnie), Damon (Bettina), Gregory (Cindy), and Arthur (Lori); two daughters, Katheryn Dial (LaVaughn) and Brandi Olden (Darryl); three brothers, Robert, Jerry and Harry; two sisters, Connie (Major) and Carol (Leon); three brothers-in-law, Stephen Simmons, Frank Patterson, Jr. and Owie Whitney; 13 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WEBB MARYANNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, 301 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, on Wednesday, October 29, between the hours of 3-8 p.m. and on Thursday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 910 Austin Drive, Saline with Rev. Fr. William J. Stevenson, Celebrant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WEIMERT HELEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be Thursday, October 30th from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica. Memorial contributions to Beaumont Hospice. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • William Blue Vaughan II Arlington Heights, IL William Blue Vaughan II, age 89, of Arlington Heights, IL, (formerly of Lapeer), passed away Tuesday (October 21, 2008) in his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 9, 1919 in Lapeer to William Blue and Arvilla (McKrill) Vaughan. He married Charlotte (Sitts) Vaughan October 18, 1953 in Lapeer. Mr. Vaughan was a brilliant landscape architect, designing zoos, parks, ball fields and running tracks worldwide. Locally he designed the Palatine Bike Trail, the Doug Lundburg Park and Barrington's Field of Dreams and much more. Internationally, he designed a zoo in Africa and parks in Germany and Canada. William had a passion for life, nature and adventure that he passed along to his family. Summers were spent at the family cottage in Traverse City, sharing his joy of life with others. He enjoyed canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters. Bill created unique ceramic art pieces. As an instructor, William taught landscape

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • William J. Gryder Jr. Oct. 10, 1956-Oct. 14, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              William J. Gryder, Jr. 52 of Kalamazoo, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Portage, Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Willis L. Young, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Willis L. Young, 84, of Boyne City, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Rd. (1 mile W. of Farmington Rd.), Monday & Tuesday 2-8 p.m. In state at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 9300 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Flowers welcomed, except roses.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Earl N. Miller

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pace, Douglas Eugene

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