Thursday, October 30, 2008

Michigan Obituaries 10/30/08

  • Alice E. Meinhart Oct. 27, 2008

    Alice E. Meinhart, 94, of Monroe died at 11 p.m. Monday at MediLodge of Monroe. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

    • Alvina Baumann, 68

      Alvina Baumann, age 68, of Holland, passed away suddenly Monday, October 27, 2008, at her home. Alvina was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School in 1958. She retired from Bob Evans where she had been a waitress for many years. Alvina was a member of the Maplewood Reformed Church and attended the Mears United Methodist Church during the summer months.  Alvina was preceded in death by her father, Albert Oetman, in 1981. Surviving are her husband, Donald of 50 years; children, Tim and Crystal…

      • 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…

          • 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.

              • BEVERLY J. McCOMB CROSWELL Beverly J. McComb, age 74, entered peacefully into God's arms, Saturday, October 18, 2008, with her son and daughter at her bedside in Dade City. FL. She was born on May 2, 1934 in Croswell, daughter of the late Irvin and Audrey (McNames) Stone. She and Oscar J. McComb were married on May 5, 1951 in Croswell. He died on March 13, 1997. Mrs. McComb was the retired owner and operator of McComb's Superette, Croswell. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had been a winter resident of Zephyrhills, Florida for many years. Surviving are her son William (Patti) of Croswell and her daughter Brenda Hill, of Plant City, FL. Five grandchildren: Benjamin J. McComb, C. Rob and Jamie E. Hill, Kristi M. Burdick and Jennifer L. McComb. 7 great grandchildren: Cody J. McComb, Ian C. and Alex H. Burdick, Taylor and Ayden L. McComb, and Danja M. Hill and Emily A. Burdick. One brother Ronald Stone of Huntsville, AL and one sister Geraldine Sutton of Port Huron. Her former daughter in law Audrey McComb and former son in law Jerry R. Hill. Special friends Larry and Mike A. Fisher, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Arnold Stone and great grandson Zachery E. Burdick. Funeral services have been held 11:00 AM Friday at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Jerry P. Densmore, pastor of Croswell U. Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Croswell Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to United Hospice of Marlette. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                • Barbara Manick

                  Barbara J. Manick, 67, of Wyandotte, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.  She was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Detroit, to Alexander and Kathleen (Horvath) Vargo. She was married Sept. 13, 1958 to Rudolph C.J. Manick and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Rudolph Jr. (Julie) Manick of Benzonia, Roger (Kim) Manick of Hillsdale and Rick Manick of Woodhaven; daughter, Renay (Manuel) Mantecon of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Manuel, Alexis, Zachary, Michael and Rudy…

                  • Bernard ‘Bernie’ Kullik, 66

                    Bernie Kullik, 66, of Petoskey, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 2008, at his home in Petoskey.

                    • Betty L. Lantz

                      Betty L. (Chrisman) Lantz, 79, of White Pigeon, Mich., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers, after an eight-month illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in White Pigeon, a daughter of Howard and Luella (Papke) Chrisman. She lived in the White Pigeon and Sturgis area all her life. She graduated from White Pigeon High School in 1947. She married Norman E. Lantz on July 3, 1954, in Sturgis. She was employed by White Pigeon Lumber Company, Harvey paper Products and G&A…

                      • Betty Test, 99

                        Betty Test, age 99, of Holland, died on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, in The Inn at Freedom Village. Born in Michigan City, IN, Betty lived in Chicago, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and then at Freedom Village in Holland since 1991. She was the owner of the photography studio Test & McQuarrie in Hinsdale, IL.  She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Holland and of Pi Beta Phi for over seventy five years. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Julia and John Parker of Holland; her nieces, Barbara Ann…

                        • Bobbi Jo Stone

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

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                            • Carol LaVerne Arnold

                              Carol LaVerne Arnold, 75, of Constantine, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, at the Birch Adult Foster Care in Leonidas. She was born in Chicago on March 25, 1933, the daughter of Roland and LaVerne (Robinson) Lepke. Carol attended school in Constantine. She married James Richard Arnold on June 10, 1950 in Chicago.  Carol was employed at Dayco Manufacturing in Three Rivers, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family. Surviving are her husband, James Arnold,…

                              • 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 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.

                                  • Cher Bernard

                                    BERNARD, Cher - Age 57, of Flint, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at her residence. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Road, Flint, Mr. Chad Bernard officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 PM Saturday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Heartland Hospice or the American Lung Association. Cher was born August 2, 1951 in Elkton, Maryland,…

                                    • Constance A. 'Connie' Borca

                                      IRON BELT, Wis. -- Constance A. "Connie" Borca, 103, a longtime Iron Belt resident, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2008, in Hurley.

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                                          Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

                                          • DONNA L. VANCAMP CROSWELL Donna L. VanCamp, age 82, of Croswell, died Monday, October 20, 2008 in Port Huron Hospital. She was born October 5, 1926 in Port Huron, daughter of the late Judson and Jane (Rutherford) Cronk. She married Orle B. VanCamp on June 12, 1948 in Croswell. He died March 19, 2008. Donna retired from R.P.I. and Donovan Enterprises. She was a member of the Buel U. Methodist Church. She was her family's quiet strength and she will be dearly missed by her children Douglas Russell VanCamp of Croswell, Carol (Marc) Chrzanowski of Croswell and Connie (Dan) Ennest of Port Huron. Her five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One sister Marjorie Wahl of Port Huron. Two nephews. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Catherine W. Hiner, pastor of the Buel U. Methodist Church officiated. Memorials are suggested to the Buel U. Methodist Church. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                                            • 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 Ann Purdy Attica Dorothy Ann Purdy, 83, of Attica passed away Friday, (October 24, 2008) at Marwood Manor Nursing Home in Port Huron. She was born April 11, 1925 in Detroit to Joseph A. and Anna V. (Dobis) Bolinsky. She married Grant Purdy January 3, 1948 at St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church in Armada. Mrs. Purdy was a founding member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. She and her husband contributed financially and physically with the building of the original church building. She was very loving, giving, and had a sharing heart who loved helping people, especially the elderly. She is survived by her children, Pamela (James) Webber of Saginaw, Barbara Pia of Evans, GA, Michael Purdy of Evans, GA, Richard (Denise) Purdy of Troy; grandchildren, Grant, Marc, Kris, Nicole, Ashleigh and Richard; great-grandchildren Ashley, Apryl, Austin, Dawson, Tristan, and Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister; Margaret Kurta.

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                                                • ELIZABETH "BETTY" BAERWOLF YALE Elizabeth "Betty" Baerwolf, age 83, of School Place Apartments, Yale, died Tuesday morning October 21, 2008 at MediLodge of Yale. She was born April 12, 1925 in Buehl Township, the daughter of the late Tony and Elizabeth Haas Quitter. Her marriage to Fred Baerwolf was June 20, 1953 in Yale. They lived in Speaker Township for many years, and Elizabeth moved to Yale a year later following Fred's death April 22 of 1992. Surviving are a sister, Mary Guigar of Clifford and two brothers, John (Evelyn) of Croswell and Robert Quitter of Warren. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Anthony Quitter, Pete Quitter and Helen Watson. Funeral services for Betty have been held at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale with Rev. Lisa Clark officiating. Burial will be in Speaker Township Cemetery, Speaker Township. Memorials are suggested to MediLodge of Yale. Arrangements by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale.

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

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

                                                  • Eldon "Obby" Liedel Oct. 28, 2008

                                                    Eldon "Obby" Liedel, 73, formerly of Maybee died at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Care Center. Arrangements by Liedel Funeral Home, Maybee.

                                                    • Ellen J. Buniack 1920-2008 Ellen Jane Buniack, 88, Sebewaing, died Saturday, October 25, 2008 in Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon. She was born July 17, 1920 at home in Huron County to John and Nellie (Crouch) Quick. She married John S. Buniack May 10, 1959 in Sebewaing. He precede her in death on January 13, 1979. Ellen worked for Gillingham Fish Company in Bay Port. She helped out at area farms with pickling pickles, sugar beets and other crops. Ellen enjoyed word search puzzles, playing solitaire on the computer, gardening and putting puzzles together. She loved her dog Sam. She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Rodney) Thompson, Sebewaing; step-children, Ann (Edward) Lewicki, Kingston, Frances Klotklowski, Detroit and Carl (Evelyn) Buniack, Snover; grandson, Jack (Tracy) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Megan and Morgan and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, John H. Buniack, Jr.; stepsons, George Buniack and John Buniack Jr.; brother, Edward Quick and three infant siblings. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 in Dinkel Juengel Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bay Port Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor s Choice. Arrangements were handled by the Dinkel Juengel Funeral Home, Sebewaing.

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                                                      • 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.

                                                        • Esther E. Hudson

                                                          Esther E. Hudson, age 96, of Manchester passed away October 27, 2008, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian. Esther was born June 25, 1912, the daughter of George and Emma Boomer. She married Charles E. Hudson of Manchester. He preceded her in death.  Esther is survived by her daughter, Mary (Robert) Durham of Manchester; granddaughter, Tammy; grandson, Duane, and great-grandchildren, Kristy, Alec, Darren and Cody. Besides her husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents and three…

                                                          • Evelyn Mae Dorn, 90

                                                            Evelyn Mae Dorn, age 90, of Holland, died Monday, October 27, 2008, at her home.  Evelyn was a gracious, compassionate and generous lady who loved the Lord and her family unconditionally.  She was born October 6, 1918 in Fillmore Twp. to Henry and Mary (Alberti) Mulder and was a lifelong resident of the area.  Evelyn was a 1937 graduate of Holland High School.  She married Harold “Curly” Dorn in 1940.  Evelyn was employed as a cook at Parke Davis Co. and the West Ottawa School District for 21…

                                                            • 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.

                                                              • FAITH M. KELLEY CARSONVILLE Faith M. Kelley, age 87, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 in the Port Huron Hospital. She was born April 1, 1921 in Moore Township, daughter of the late Harry L. and Minnie A. (Wendorf) Raduchel. She married Vernon E. Kelley on August 25, 1945 in Snover. Mrs. Kelley retired as office manager at the Sanilac County Health Department after 42 years. She served as Carsonville Village treasurer for 20 years. Faith enjoyed golfing and bowling. Surviving are her husband Vernon, her niece Gloria Palmer of Florida, nephews and nieces Michael (Patti) Wallace, Linda (Dave) Paling and Richard (Georgia) Wallace, all of Carsonville and Jay (Sandy) Wallace of Evart. Her sister-in-law Reva Wallace of Carsonville, several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Verna and Melvin Jacobs a brother-in-law Colin Wallace and a great nephew Michael Wallace. Funeral services have been held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville with Rev. Jerry Griggs, pastor of the Carsonville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Carsonville United Methodist Church or the Charity of the Donor's Choice. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                                                                • Ferne L. Cook Harper

                                                                  Ferne L. Cook Harper, age 88, of Adrian passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at her home. Ferne was born March 19, 1920, in Adrian, the only child of Ezra and Thelma (Johnson) Jacobs. In 1940 Ferne married Robert M. Cook. Ferne and Robert celebrated 40 years of marriage until he passed away in 1980. On Feb. 22, 1992, Ferne married Chester Harper. Chester preceded her in death in 1993. Ferne worked as a secretary for DeVilbis for many years. She was also a real estate agent. Until just recently, Ferne…

                                                                  • Florence M (Greer) Rebone

                                                                    Florence M (Greer) Rebone, 85, passed away Sept. 20, 2008 in Gering, Nebraska.

                                                                    • Frances Hardy

                                                                      HARDY, Frances Mary - Age 96, of Lapeer, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, Fr. Tim MacDonald, celebrant. The family will receive friends 10AM Thursday until time of mass at church. Interment will follow in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be 5-8PM Tuesday and 1-8PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Homes and Cremation Center,…

                                                                      • 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.

                                                                          • Frieda J. Masserant May 10, 1940-Oct. 27, 2008

                                                                            Frieda Jean Penny was born May 10, 1940 in Wyandotte, Michigan the only daughter of Charles Eugene Penny and Frieda T. (Rogalski) Penny.

                                                                            • Frieda Masserant Oct. 27, 2008

                                                                              Frieda Masserant, 69, of South Rockwood died Monday at her home. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Services.

                                                                              • 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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                                                                                  Thursday 3-9 p.m. with Military Color/Honor Guard Ceremony at 7 p.m. and Rosary 7:30 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman).

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                                                                                      • GOSSELIN LUCIENNE

                                                                                        October 24, 2008. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Edwina (Fred) Benson, Pierre (Camille) and Christine (Gary) Jones. Loving grandmother of Bill, Scott and Tim Jones. Also survived by three great-grandchildren and two sisters. Memorial Mass Saturday 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. Memorials to Michigan Humane Society, Attn: Honorariums and Memorials, 30300 Telegraph Rd., Suite 220; Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4507. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel…

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                                                                                          Friday, 3-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass Saturday 1 p.m. with in state 12:30 p.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32500 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Community Living Centers of Michigan.

                                                                                          • Genevieve Joldersma, 97

                                                                                            Genevieve Joldersma, age 97, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Holland, died Monday, October 27, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Joldersma, in 1994; and son-in-law, Wes Bonzelaar, in 1993. She was a member of Second Reformed Church in Zeeland.  Jim and Gener co-founded the Good Samaritan Center of Holland and were active in CRWRC.  She is survived by her children, Helen Bonzelaar of Cascade, Mark and Joan Joldersma of Grand Rapids, Bruce and Cindy Joldersma of Grand Rapids;…

                                                                                            • 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 “Jerry” Milks

                                                                                                Gerald “Jerry” Milks, 84, of Beaverton passed away Oct. 22, 2008 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw.

                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                • Gordon Martiny, 86

                                                                                                  Gordon J. Martiny, age 86, of Holland, died Monday, October 27, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.  Gordon was born in Big Rapids to Robert and Geneva (Bumb) Martiny.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a squad leader in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.  Gordon earned degrees from Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan on the G.I. Bill.  He began his career teaching woodshop in Lapeer, and spent over 20 years educating students at Muskegon Community College before…

                                                                                                  • Greta Jane LaRose Antoine, 74

                                                                                                    Greta Jane LaRose Antoine, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her home in East Jordan.

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                                                                                                      Frances Ellen "Judy" Green, age 69, of Ypsilanti, MI, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008.

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                                                                                                          born June 26, 1923 in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Connie Hobbs, daughters Virna and Rynna, Debra who preceded him in death, brothers Stanley and Welson, grandchildren Kathy, Melvon, Marlon, Kaylyn and Thom, great grandchildren Kahlil, Melia, and Melik and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday 10am-9pm at James H. Cole Home for Funerals on 2624 W. Grand Blvd. Memorial Service 1:00pm Saturday, Nov. 1 at Detroit Unity Temple 17505 Second Ave

                                                                                                          • HOFBAUER HERMANN

                                                                                                            October 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Carol A. Dear father of Tammy L. (Joel) Borkin. Brother of Patritz, and grandfather of Lindsay. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail). Family will receive visitors Thursday 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

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                                                                                                                • Harold Foulks

                                                                                                                  Arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home for Harold Foulks, who died Tuesday at the Laurels of Coldwater. A complete obituary will be printed when the information becomes available.

                                                                                                                  • 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.,…

                                                                                                                    • Howard D. Aldrich

                                                                                                                      Howard D. Aldrich, age 89, of Beaverton, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 peacefully at his home in Beaverton.

                                                                                                                      • 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…

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                                                                                                                          O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800. Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Online sympathy:

                                                                                                                          • Ila H. DeMarco

                                                                                                                            Ila H. DeMarco, age 50, of Adrian passed away, Oct. 24, 2008, after a battle with cancer.  Ila is survived by her husband, Tim of Adrian; her mother, Anna Jane (Hinkley) Hepner of Jackson; two brothers, Kevin Hinkley and Lynn (Mary) Hinkley, both of Jackson; mother- and father-in-law, Don and Carole DeMarco of Tecumseh; brother- and sister-in-law, Jon and Judy (DeMarco) Hintz of Ann Arbor, and many nieces and nephews. Per Ila’s request, she has been cremated and there will be no funeral, although the…

                                                                                                                            • Ilah M. Bell 1922-2008 Ilah Mae Bell, 86, Unionville, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008. She was born in Unionville on July 31, 1922, the daughter of Wallace and Emma (Wieland) Louis. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Bell on November 27, 1943. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1989. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and had been a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed playing cards, golfing and bowling with her friends. She had worked as a bookkeeper for the Wallace & Morley Elevator Company for several years and was a founding member of the Huron County Retarded Children's Association. She and husband Kenneth had enjoyed wintering in Florida for many years. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Jenny Orton) Bell, Ludington; a daughter, Bonnie (Thomas) Haag, Sebewaing; grandchildren, Melissa Gross, Nicole Foltz, Jason Haag, Carrie Haag, Darcy Schlund, Kendra Haag and Robert (Amy) Haag; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle and Kendall Gross, MacKenzie and Hanna Foltz, Kameron Schlund and Lincoln Haag and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Bell and brothers, Clifford Louis and Marvin (Linda) Louis. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Michael Allen officiated, with burial taking place in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sebewaing. The family has suggested memorials to St. Paul Church or Vadavilla adult foster care. Arrangements were handled by the Unionville Funeral Chapel.

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                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                • Inez L. (Richmond) Walter

                                                                                                                                  Inez L. (Richmond) Walter, 93, of Ovid Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. Inez was born March 7, 1915 in Garrett, Ind. to Jacob and Eliza (Chambers) Richmond, the fourth of eight children. She married Dean Walter on Feb. 20, 1937.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1998. Inez had worked for Gurney Casket Company, sewing linings in caskets, Sears in Ft. Wayne and the Ft. Wayne Community School Systems. She came to Branch County in 1974 after living in the Ft. Wayne area…

                                                                                                                                  • Inez Walter

                                                                                                                                    Inez Walter, 93, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Laurels of Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dutcher Funeral Home and will be announced as soon as they become available.

                                                                                                                                    • James A. Lee Almont James A. Lee, 91, of Almont, passed away Friday (October24, 2008). He was born April 18, 1917 in Detroit to Henry and Maggie (Thompson) Lee. He married Geraldine Vanpoelvoorde on November 25, 1944. Jim was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Allenton. James served on the Almont School Board. He retired from Pontiac Motors in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, Janet (Jack) Corbin of Metamora, James A.. (Tammy) Lee II of Almont, Jay (Heidi) Lee of Almont; grandchildren, Brenda (Timothy) Uganski of Whitehall, MI, June (Ken) Jurack of Pagosa Spring, CO, Jennifer (Richard) Groves of Clawson, James A. Lee III of Almont, Austin, Ethan and Madeline Lee all of Almont; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jessica, Devon, Nicole, Parker and Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bill, Mary, Dorothy and Edith. Funeral services were held Sunday (October 26, 2008) at St. John Catholic Church, Allenton. Fr. Wayne Ureel offici

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                                                                                                                                      • James Hoekstra, 81

                                                                                                                                        James Peter Hoekstra, 81, son of Rev. Peter A. and Alice Hoekstra, passed away October 25, 2008, at Haven Park CNH after a long illness.  From Cicero, IL, he moved to Hanford, CA where he lived for 42 years having been a building contractor most of his life.  He retired in Holland, MI, and was a member of the Pillar CRC where he was involved in the choir and volunteered in his community. The family sincerely thanks Hospice and HPCNH for the tender & loving care given to Jim for 2-1/2 years. Jim will…

                                                                                                                                        • 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 “Jim” John Lowman

                                                                                                                                            On the morning of Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, the good Lord called his son, James “Jim” John Lowman, of Gladwin, home.

                                                                                                                                            • Jane Marie (Hanley) Merkel

                                                                                                                                              Jane Marie (Hanley) Merkel, age 70, of Adrian passed away on Oct. 26, 2008. No services will be held at her request.  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                              • 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.

                                                                                                                                                  • Joan Marilyn Royer Oct. 22, 2008

                                                                                                                                                    Joan Marilyn Royer, 72, of Monroe died Oct. 22. Arrangements by Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                    • 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…

                                                                                                                                                      • Juan Saenz Vasquez, 84

                                                                                                                                                        Juan Saenz Vasquez, age 84, of Holland, MI, died Monday, October 27, 2008, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.  He is survived by his children, Ray, Irene, Margarita, Rosalinda, Juan Jr. and Lila Vasquez; grandchildren, Sarah, Ryan, Mia, Dylan, Benito and Sierra.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 171 W. 13th St., Holland with Father Charles Brown officiating.  Visiting will be one hour prior to the service at the church. …

                                                                                                                                                        • Judy Liles, 60

                                                                                                                                                          Judy Liles, age 60, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born on December 28, 1947 in Lansing, the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (McHugh) Lyman. She was the "Rock of the Family" Judy was preceded in death by her mom, Helen; and brother, Bob. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Don; children, Rick (Jen) and Brenda (Tom) Staples; grandchildren, Cassandra, Jordan, Alex, Aaron and Keegan; father, Lawrence; brother, John Lyman; sister, Lynn…

                                                                                                                                                          • KANER-SHIPP MARGARET

                                                                                                                                                            Beloved wife of the late Mor ris H. Kaner and the late Albert Shipp. Dear mother of Dr. Jay (Sarina) Kaner. Loving grandmother of Elissa Kaner, Alana Kaner, Brandon Mott, Ryan Mott and Erin Mott. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services Thursday 10 a.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 248-543-1622. Interment at Beth Yehudah Cemetery, Workmen's Circle.

                                                                                                                                                            • KEZELIAN MARY

                                                                                                                                                              Thursday 6-9 p.m. with Prayers 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Armenian Church, Southfield (248-569-3405). Funeral Service Friday 10:30 a.m. at the church then to Woodlawn Cemetery for a graveside Service. Family requests memorial gifts in her memory to AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School or St. Johns Armenian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home, (248) 541-8325. To send a personal condolence, go to

                                                                                                                                                              • KNOBLOCK GLORIA

                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 2:30-9:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Funeral Friday in state 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Roseville. Memories may be shared at

                                                                                                                                                                • KRAUSE ELIZABETH

                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. with a Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Clement of Rome Church, 343 S. Main Street, Romeo. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                  • Kash Combs

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

                                                                                                                                                                    • Kathleen Mae Kline, 80

                                                                                                                                                                      Kathleen Mae Kline, 80, passed away in the morning hours of Oct. 28, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.

                                                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                                                        • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

                                                                                                                                                                          Re-elect Spade To the editor, Dudley Spade has been working hard for the people of Lenawee County for the last four years; protecting our veterans from unfair insurance rate hikes, cracking down on human traffickers and the people who sell cigarettes to our children, and forcing officials to tell the truth about how they are spending our money and running our government. These are just a few of the reasons that I am voting for Dudley Spade for State Representative on Nov. 4. He knows how to get the job…

                                                                                                                                                                          • LILLIAN M. HOFFMAN TEXAS Lillian M. Hoffman, age 92, formerly of Applegate, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 in Dallas, TX. She was born December 28, 1915, in Millwood, KY, daughter of the late Jesse & Oma (Crabtree) Crawford. She married Joseph B. Hoffman and he passed away in 1978. Mrs. Hoffman moved from Applegate in 1953. She was a former member of the Applegate United Methodist Church, and member of the United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill, TX. Surviving are her two daughters, Oma (William) Randall of Cedar Hill, TX, and Cora (Gerald) Urquhart of Lansing. Sister, Lissa (Tex) Figueroa of Redford Township, Sister-in-law Helen Shoemaker of Waterford, 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Jack French will officiate. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 - 11 am Sat., Nov. 1, 2008, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Homes, Inc., Croswell.

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                                                                                                                                                                            • Leliah (Stockford) O’Dell

                                                                                                                                                                              Leliah M. (Stockford) O’Dell, 73, of Hillsdale, passed away Oct. 22, 2008.  Survivors include one sister Grace Wisner, one brother Marion Stockford, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Stockford and Gladys Armstrong and two brothers Jesse and Gerald Stockford.  Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday in Leonardson Cemetery, Reading Road, Pittsford, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Burke Jr. officiating. A special thanks to the Renaissance Community Homes.…

                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                • Lorena Jean Rauh

                                                                                                                                                                                  Lorena Jean Rauh, age 66, of Leonidas, Mich., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at the Borgess Medical Center Emergency Room in Kalamazoo.   Lorena was born Nov. 27, 1941, in Battle Creek, a daughter of the late Harold and Gladys (Shaw) Dunn.  On Feb. 7, 1959, she married Richard D. Rauh in Colon.  Lorena had lived most all of her life in the Leonidas area where she was a homemaker, and she had also worked at the Colon Dime Store for several years.  She enjoyed snowmobiling, throwing darts and especially…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lorraine Reimann 1925-2008 Lorraine Reimann, 83, Filion, passed away on Sunday at her home. She was born on August 18, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of the late Patrick and Loretta (Halter) McGee. She married Wilfred Reimann on October 27, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1976. She retired as a longtime employee of Huron Memorial Hospital. She is survived by a son, Vern (Donna) Reimann, Bad Axe; two sisters, Lorita "Mary" Hendrie, Mears and Norene Backus, Holt; three grandchildren, Stacie (Robert) Hobkirk, Bad Axe, Erin Reimann, Ypsilanti and Allison Reimann, Ypsilanti and two great-grandchildren, Wil and Regan Hobkirk, Bad Axe. She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Reimann; a brother, Patrick McGee and a sister, Juanita Rasmussen. Services were held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Bad Axe officiated, with burial taking place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements werehandled by the Kaufman Funeral Home, Bad Axe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead

                                                                                                                                                                                      Lou Wanda (Guza) Armstead, 56, of Sheridan Township, died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe., She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Cass City, daughter of William and Wanda (Billot) Kipp., She married Leon F. Guza in 1970 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Parisville. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999., She is a graduate of Sandusky High School. Lou Wanda was employed at the Ubly Community School since 1981 in the cafeteria and custodian of maintenance. She enjoyed cats, crafts, gardening,…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Louis “Lou” P. Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                        Louis “Lou” P. Smith died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at his home in Beaverton.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lucian E. McNiel Otisville Lucian E. McNiel, age 81, of Otisville, died Saturday (October 25, 2008) at Tendercare in Frankenmuth. Lucian was born in Clio on April 13, 1927 to George and Ida (Gasche) McNiel. He attended the Mount Pleasant Church of the Nazarene. He worked in real estate, did carpentry work, and owned several flea markets. He enjoyed fishing and loved people. He is survived by his children, Rickey (John) Peabody of Huntsville AL, Cathy Heuvelmann of Burlington IA, Terry (Ann) McNiel of Cadillac, Veronica Swanick of Otisville, Esther (Ron) Miller of Beaverton, Delphine (Terry) Wilson of Grand Marais MI, Raedeane (Denny) McCalmon of Otisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zerua (Pearl) McNiel; parents; brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements byHudson Funeral Service, Inc. 116 Grove Street, Otisville, MI.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lynn Markham

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lynn Marie Markham (Tifft), December 17, 1958 - October 28, 2008. Lynn Marie Markham, 49, passed away at her home in Mt. Pleasant on October 27, 2008. Diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (brain cancer) twenty six months earlier, she fought with all her inner spiritual strength to remain with us. Born in Grand Rapids to Marv and Hilda Markham, Lyn. graduated from Caledonia High School in 1977 and Central Michigan University in 1984. In 1985 she studied criminal justice at Sam Houston State University and…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • MARTHA JANE (WEBB) BLACKMER BROWN CITY Martha Jane (Webb) Blackmer, age 42, of Brown City died October. 21, 2008. She was born June 23, 1966 in Marlette to Rex and Nancy Webb. Martha graduated from the Brown City High School, Class of 1984. She married Jay Blackmer on November 13, 1993. Martha was a certified nurse assistant and had worked at Medi-Lodge in Yale for over 13 years. She had also worked for United Hospice in Marlette and recently had been working in home health care. She loved animals, hunting and riding her motorcycle. She had also touched many people by the use of her computer. Martha was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and the Melvin Hogtown Inc. dedicated to United Hospice and Abate Club. She attended North Goodland Baptist Church. Martha is survived by her husband Jay Blackmer, her parents Rex and (Nancy) Webb. Step-children, Cindy (Allen) Schultz and Tony Blackmer, her brother, Rex (Pat) Webb and 2 sisters, Amy (Kevin) Krohn and Patti Perryman along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by twin baby brother and sister Danny and Darla. A gathering for family and friends will be Thursday from 2:00 - 9:00 at the Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the North Goodland Baptist Church on Van Dyke Road. Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice of Marlette or for local Breast Cancer Awareness thru the "Be a star Fund", at the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation. Arrangements by Carman Funeral Home, Brown City.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              • MICHIE ANDREW DAVID

                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. time of Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                                                                • MIRLING BARBARA ANN

                                                                                                                                                                                                  age 60, and a resident of Commerce Twp., passed away on October 28, 2008 at Huron Valley Hospital after a battle with cancer. She is survived by Gary, her beloved beloved husband of over 40 years; sons, Gary (Jennie) Mirling, Jr. of Capac, Andy (MaryMargaret) Mirling of Lexington, Michael Mirling of Wixom; daughter, Tracy (David) Herman of Waterford; grandchildren, Brandon, Jeramie, Kevin, Cameron, Tyler, Rachael, Kaitlin, & Noah Mirling, and Matthew & Mckenna Herman; sister, Judy (Ep) Betke;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • MONTY GEORGE L III

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland (btwn. Ford and Cherry Hill). Private funeral service will be held on Saturday. To view obituary and share memories, log on to

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marie A. Maki

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Martin Platt

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Platt, Martin Lee Jr. Bay City, Michigan Martin Lee Platt Jr. passed away October 27, 2008 and he is at peace now. He was born February 2, 1963 in Bay City, MI. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services are being planned for Friday. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition of the paper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marvin E. Goodwin, 71

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marvin E. Goodwin, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at his home in East Jordan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marvin Goodwin, 71

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marvin E. Goodwin, 71, formerly of Holland, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at his home in East Jordan. A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the Antrim Church of Christ, 10228 US Highway 131 South Northeast, Mancelona. Arrangements are by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., East Jordan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Ellen Weirich

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Ellen Weirich, age 82, of Constantine, passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at her home. She was born in Valentine, Ind., on Dec. 30, 1925, the daughter of Herman and Lucy Ellen (Gillingham) Draper. She attended school in LaGrange, Ind. On Sept. 8, 1947, she married John W. Weirich in LaGrange, he preceded her in death on March 21, 1991. Mary worked as a homemaker and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Surviving are her sons, James E. (Helen) Foote of Osceola, Ind.,  John Weirich of Three Rivers, Wayne…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mary Frances Dick

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Frances Dick, 81, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born June 5, 1927, in LaGrange and grew up in Sturgis, Mich.  She was a teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools and taught at Nebraska Elementary School, retiring in 1986. Mary was also a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Gary (Jeanne) Dick of Fort Wayne; daughters, Shari Bahleda of Munster, Ind., and Bethany (Pat Hynes) Dick of Fort Wayne; a brother, George…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mary J. Taylor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary Jane Taylor, age 75, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday evening, Oct. 27, 2008, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Sturgis, Michigan a daughter to the late Harold & Lilah Maybelle (Lowing) Kelley. Mary Jane was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1951. On May 16, 1953, she married Marlin C. Taylor in Sturgis. He died May 12, 1992. With her husband she had been involved in farming and owned and operated Green…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Michael B. Washburn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael B. Washburn, age 47, died Oct. 26, 2008 at Henry Ford Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mildred H. Wilcoxen MacArthur, 93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mildred H. Wilcoxen MacArthur, of Pompano Beach and formerly of Petoskey, passed away on Oct. 25, 2008, at the age of 93.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nancy J. Strine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nancy J. Strine, 62, of Reading, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.  She was born Nov. 24, 1945 in Napoleon, Ohio to Harvey and Lorene (Zirn) Johnson.  She was married Sept. 28,1982 to Danny Strine and he survives in Reading. Nancy was a secretary and receptionist for Region 2 Community Action Agency in Hillsdale.  She was also a resident of the Hillsdale area the majority of her life. Also surviving are two sons, Danny (Nicole) Strine of Atlanta, Ind. and Dale…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • OSIP LEO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              March 7, 1923 - October 28, 2008 Beloved husband of Dorothy. Dear father of Andrew E. (Sandra) and Elizabeth A. (Brett) Schneider. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday 12 Noon - 9 p.m. Prayer service Friday 7 p.m. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi I.H.M. Center, 16000 Pembroke, (E. of Southfield/North of 7 Mile Rd.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PAT A. DONLEY MARLETTE Pat A. Donley, age 84, a long time resident of Marlette, died Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center-Cooper in Saginaw, MI. Mrs. Donley lived in Marlette since 1926. She was born February 26, 1924 in Kinde, MI, daughter to the late Arthur and Freda (Wallace) Dennis. She graduated from Marlette High School in 1942. She married Wendell Donley September 14, 1946 in Marlette. She was an active member of the Marlette First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband Wendell, son Ross & Kim Donley of Ludington, daughter Marcia and Steve Mater of Caro, daughter Randa and Mike Boyd of Utica, son Keith and Linda Donley of Marlette, 11 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother McDonald Dennis and sister Jean Rising. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service have been held at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating. Memorials may be donated to Marlette First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc., Marlette,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Patricia Ann Juntti

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pearlie E. Farmer Dec. 11, 1922-Oct. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pearlie E. Farmer, age 85 of Monroe, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at TenderCare of Monroe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday 2 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ramona Beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ramona Beer, 78, of Fremont, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born April 23, 1930 in Elliott, N.D. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008  at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 1, 2008 at the funeral home with Rev. Keith Olson officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Fremont United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online to…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rex "Rick" Davis, 66

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rex "Rick" Davis, 66, of Charlevoix, died Oct. 28, 2008, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rhonda VanderMeulen, 47

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rhonda J. VanderMeulen, age 47, died Saturday, October 25, 2008. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on October 25, 1961 to John and Julie (Chapel) VanderMeulen. Rhonda graduated from Middleville High School and had been a horse trainer & a massage therapist. She will be greatly missed. SURVIVORS The love of her life, Bruce Risher of West Olive; mother, Julie VanderMeulen of Middleville; father, John VanderMeulen of Wayland; sisters, Brenda (Brian) Cuddahee of Hastings, Jeana VanderMeulen of Caledonia;…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard D. Russell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard D. Russell, 39, of Howe, Ind., died suddenly at his residence due to a brain aneurism Oct. 24. He was born in North Chicago, Ill., at the Great Lakes Navy Base Jan. 17, 1969, to Ronald and Doris (Burger) Russell. He married Julie Strayer 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 Amish Community. He enjoyed picnics at Bonneville Mills Park with his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert Keiser, 63

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert Keiser, 63, of Petoskey, died Oct. 28, 2008, at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robert ‘Bob’ Sluder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert “Bob” Sluder, age 82, of Adrian passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Avery County, N.C., the son of Sherman and Millie (Osburn) Sluder. On March 20, 1948, he married Betty Griewahn. She survives. He was retired from Simplex Industries in Adrian. Bob served his country in South Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He and Betty enjoyed a 60-year marriage and Bob especially loved working in his garden and mowing his yard. In addition to his wife…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ruth Elaine Miller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ruth Elaine Miller, age 79, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away in her sleep at home, Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 2008. She was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Adrian, Mich., to Roy and Theresa (Kirchner) VanZandt. Her mother died when she was only 18 months old. Her father, Roy and grandmother, Altha Esther Kirchner, continued to raise her. Ruth graduated from Adrian High School in 1947. Ruth married Archie Miller in Adrian, Mich., on March 16, 1952. They made their home in Lyons, Ohio. Although she grew up in the city, she…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SAVEL SANDRA M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SCHREINER ELEANORE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "ELLIE" ( NEE WOLF) Born in Detroit May 12, 1916, died September 6, 2008. For the past several years, she divided her time between Traverse City, MI and Tucson, AZ. Preceded in death by husband Arthur, son Robert. Survived by brother Donald (Josephine) Wolf, daughters Faith (Steve) Matievich, Donna (David) Miller, grandchildren Adam (Louise Galpine) Miller, and Justin (Krista) Miller, great-grandchildren Eleanore and Katherine, niece Nancy (Simon) Thomas, nephews James (Barbara) Wolf, Thomas…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SOBEL DR HOWARD B D O

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beloved husband of the late Ann Sobel. Devoted father of Nancy (the late Dr. Arthur) Michel, Janet (Dr. Mitch Medow) Sobel-Medow and Dr. Robert (Malka) Sobel. Loving step-father of Dr. Dan (Lisa) Saferstein, Avner Saferstein, and the late Naomi Saferstein. Also survived by his former wife Irene Miller. Proud grandfather of Alison and Stefan Schumer, Rachel and Joshua Medow, Chana, Brachi, Yaakov Aaron, Elisheva and Shmuel Mordechai Sobel, Carly, Adam and Joshua Saferstein. Loving son of the late Ella and…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SYER THERESA HELENA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held Saturday 2-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Instate at the funeral home Monday from 9-10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:45 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shirley Ann (Sweanor) Boetto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Shirley Ann (Sweanor) Boetto, 76, of Wakefield, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stephen B. Graham Oct. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Graham, Stephen B., age 54, Oct. 27, 2008, of Flat Rock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • TONER NINA E

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            age 82, October 28, 2008. Be loved wife of late William J Toner. Dearest mother of Gail Gonte. Grandmother to Lori, Corrine, and Lisa. Great-Grandmother to Randall and Camryn. Sister to Herbert Rooker of Florida. Family prefers memorial donations to Alzheimer's Assocation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TRZCINSKI EDWARD J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 2-9 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VARTANIAN VERONICA T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Age 81. October 28, 2008. Beloved wife of Leo. Dearest mother of Lisa (Bill) Cayo, and Bryan (Carole) Vartanian. Dear sister of Frances Mazzocco, the late John Sordyl, the late Eugene Sordyl, the late Walter Sordyl, the late Josephine Andring, the late Antoinette Dryzga, the late Wanda Pinkowski, and the late Rose Morris. Also survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial visitation Thursday 3 - 8 pm at Weise Funeral Home 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). Memorial service 11 am…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 4-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Scripture Service Thursday 7 p.m. K of C Rosary Friday 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. from St. Linus Catholic Church (Hass and Gulley). In state in church 10:30 a.m. till time of Mass. Entombment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of your Choice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • VULCU VICTORIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday and Friday 3-9 p.m. Saracusta, Thursday and Friday 7:30 p.m. Obituary and condolences at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vicki Sutton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vicki Sutton, age 53, passed away Oct. 27, 2008, at Henry Ford Hospital. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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 GERALD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, 55355 Mound Rd., Shelby Twp. Arrangements by Resurrection Funeral Home, 586-412-3000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WATKINS FERN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday 1-9pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 10am until an 11am Funeral Service at Joy Baptist Church, 37055 Joy Rd. (east of Newburgh Rd.). Memorials suggested to Joy Baptist Church or Angela Hospice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WICKOWSKI STANISLAVA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "STELLA ROSE" Age 96, of Belleville, MI, died October 25 at Marywood Care Center, Livonia, MI. Born May 2, 1912 in Krosno, Poland, daughter of the late Franciszek "Frank" and Rosalia "Rose" (Romanski) Wickowski. Survived by nine nieces and nephews; 11 great nieces and nephews; and 16 great-great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters Bernice Hetner and Lillian Wickowski, a brother Albin Joseph Wickowski, M.D.; and an infant nephew, Stanley Hetner. The family will…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WILHELM THOMAS V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    begins at church Saturday 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to Oakland County Food Bank. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WILLIS KATHARINA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "KATHI" 68, of Clinton Township, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in her home, surrounded by the love of and comforted by her family. She was born Jan. 30, 1940, in Bonnja, Hungary. Mrs. Willis was a homemaker. Her family described her as a woman of many talents. She was president of her club the Gorgeous Smorgeous Girls, which brought her much happiness. Her family said: "As your family we have admired so many things about you like: your strength, courage, conviction of the heart, your faith,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WOODISON MAXINE L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to Stand Up To Cancer, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WOODS STANLEY EUGENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age 90, of Leesburg, Florida, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008. He was born in Hamtramck, MI. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus; he retired from USA Tank Automotive Command in Michigan; he served in the US Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Leesburg, son, Ken (Cheryl), grandchildren, Scott, Leah, Garrett, stepdaughter, Sharon Kleinow, Laura Castillo, step-grandchild, Donald (Dalena) Kleinow, Jr., great-grandchildren, Bryce, Brandon, Barton and Brittany. He was predeceased by his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • William J. Cooney July 26, 1929-Oct. 27, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            William J. Cooney, age 79, a resident of Marian Place in Monroe, MI passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at Fountain View of Monroe where he had been for the past 5 weeks. Bill had been in poor health since January of this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wilma Clara (Scheppert-Bailey) Ramlow Feb. 14, 1908-Oct. 26, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wilma Clara (Scheppert-Bailey) Ramlow age 100 of Temperance, MI died Sunday October 26, 2008 in the Franciscan Care Center.

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