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MADOL, Gwendolyn
GLADWIN, MICHIGAN: Gwendolyn Mae Madol, 76, died November 29, 2007. She was born in Newfoundland on May 7, 1931 to Harold and Maude Forward Moulton. She enjoyed watching TV game shows and playing bingo. She is survived by three daughters, Pat Mead of Bay City, Brenda Falanga of South Carolina, and Mabel Muma (Stanley) of Gladwin; three sons, Harold "Rick" Madol (Jill) of Harrison, Robert Madol (Cathy) of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and Lewis Madol of Edmonton, Canada; two sisters, Hilda Hiscock and Maizie Carter, both of Newfoundland; a brother, Frank Moulton of Nova Scotia; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Dale Madol; her parents; and a granddaughter, Theresa. Inurnment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Bay City under the direction of Stocking Funeral Home.

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MAGUIRE, Pat
CARO, MICHIGAN: Glen Elwin "Pat" Maguire, 73, died June 18, 2009 at Covenant Harrison in Saginaw. He was born June 29, 1935 in Detroit to Claude and Elizabeth Hodges Maguire. He was a machine repairman at Saginaw Steering Gear for 36 years, and had formerly worked at Clark Canning Company. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to the casino. Survivors include four children and their spouses, Cheryl (Terry) Cramer of Bad Axe, Pam (Dave) Trombley of Reese, and Scott (Kathy) Maguire and Michael (Victoria) Maguire, all of Caro; three siblings, John Maguire (Ruth) of Caro, Lil (Ed) McAlpine of Fairgrove, and Ed (Arlene) Maguire of Curtis; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hoeldtke Maguire; his parents; and an infant brother, Frank. Burial was at Juniata Township Cemetery under the direction of Collon Funeral Home.

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MALKOWSKI, Angeline
HOUGHTON LAKE, MICHIGAN: Angeline K. Malkowski, 96, died April 25, 2008 at King Nursing Centre. She was born October 6, 1911 in Northhampton, MA to the late Wojciech and Catherine Kielbowicz Antosz. She was a former resident of Detroit. Survivors include a son, Bernard J. (Patricia) Malkowski of Houghton Lake; 3 grandsons; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Malkowski. Services were held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Interment was at Denton Township Cemetery with arrangements by Christler Funeral Home.

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MANGE, Elinor
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Elinor Mange died December 11, 2008. She was born March 7, 1928 in Grand Rapids, MI to Herman and Dena Vermaire Battjes. She formerly worked for the Lansing Public Schools. She was a former Aracadia, MI resident, coming to the Kalamazoo area in 2005. She was a member of the Aracadia United Methodist Church, and also attended the Third Christian Reformed Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles V. Mange; three sons, David (Rosemary) Mange of Kalamazoo, Kenneth (Ellen) Mange of Portage, and James (Ellen Stehouwer) Mange of Silverdale, WA; a sister, Marcia (Dean) Boot of South Haven; a brother, Phillip (Marilyn) Battjes of Grand Rapids; 6 grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at the Third Christian Reformed Church. Arrangements were handled by Langeland Family Funeral Home.

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MARBLE, Basil
ALLEGAN, MICHIGAN: Basil G. Marble, 83, died January 2, 2002 at Allegan General Hospital. He was born October 27, 1918 in Trowbridge Township, MI to Luke and Minnie Lane Marble. He retired from Crescent Pipe after 21 years of service, and formerly tested milk for the state and worked as a milk hauler for Otsego Creamery. He is survived by his wife, Ethyl Marble; and his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Buryl. Interment was at Lindsley Cemetery under the direction of Gorden Funeral Residence.

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MARCINKOWSKI, Lucille
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN: Lucille Marcinkowski died June 5, 2008. She was born November 22, 1913. She was the mother of Sylvia Martin, Gary Marcinski, and Darlene Martin; she is also survived by 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Kaul Funeral Home.

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MARGOLIN, Ida
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Ida Margolin, 87, died February 24, 1979 in Detroit. She was a former resident of Miami, FL. Survivors include two sons, William of Detroit, and George of Costa Mesa, CA; a brother; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Interment was at Star of David Cemetery in Miami with arrangements by Levitt Memorial Chapel.

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MARLATT, Murl
ATLANTA, MICHIGAN: Murl Marlatt, 81, died October 29, 2008 in Atlanta. She was born March 11, 1927 in Atlanta, MI to Charles and Stella Patton Brown. She was a retired teacher for the Atlanta Schools with 25 years of service, and attended Big Rock Congregational Church. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers' sorority, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Order of the Eastern Star, of which she was a 50-year member. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking and shopping. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Marlatt; a daughter, Mary Jo (Dave) Guest of Atlanta; a son, Robert (Tammy) Lucal of Traverse City; a sister, Betty (Lyle) McDonald of Atlanta; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Lucal; two sisters, Dolores Mowery and Wanda Dann; and three brothers, Wayne, Clyde, and Dave Brown. Services were held at Big Rock Congregational Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Green Funeral Home.

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MARTIN, Fay
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN: Fay Martin, 77, died October 9, 2007. She was born August 1, 1930. She was the wife of Floyd; the mother of Guy Farro, Reginald Farro, Mona (John) Gardner, Para (Glene) Stewart, Theda (Maurice) Harris, and Faye Sparks; the sister of Sally Jones; the grandmother of 14; and the great-grandmother of 15. Arrangements were entrusted to R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Home.

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MARVIN, Rose
PORTLAND, MICHIGAN: Rose Margaret Marvin, 85, died February 19, 2009. She was born May 8, 1923 in Westphalia, MI to Robert and Anna Gensterblum Belen. She attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, and was a member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Survivors include her children, Elaine (Lee) Riley of Roscommon, Eric Marvin of Kalamazoo, and Jane (Ron) Conley, Ann E. (Bruce) Zimmer, Mary Ellen Marvin, and Patrick (Teresa) Marvin, all of Portland; a sister, Bonnie (Ted) Rademacher of Westphalia; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Marvin of Laingsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. Marvin; a son, Stephen; six siblings; and a granddaughter, Ashleigh Zimmer. Services were held at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment was at the Portland Cemetery by Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home.

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MASTA, James
SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN: James Masta died January 10, 2009. He was born August 19, 1939 in Escanaba, MI to Lawrence and Marjorie Masta. He was an elder of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Survivors include his children, LeAnn (Jim), Rita (Ken), Jim, Joey, and Marie; a sister, Kienna (Ted); three brothers, Dan (Joy), D.J. (Cheryl), and Ken (Novella); his grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Darlene; two brothers, Bobby and Junior; and a grandson, Billy. Arrangements were handled by C.S. Mulder Funeral Home.

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MASTERS, Suzanne
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: Suzanne Masters, 60, died March 31, 2004. She was born July 19, 1943 to Thomas and Thelma Snyder Conklin. She is survived by her husband, Louis Masters; a daughter, Sarah of Charlotte, NC; a son, Christopher of Tecumseh; and two sisters, Patricia (Ted) Renfer and Nancy (John) Timberlake, both of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial was at Brookside Cemetery under the direction of Purse Funeral Home.

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McAFEE, Eugene S.
CADILLAC, MICHIGAN: Eugene S. McAfee, 90, died March 22, 2004. He was born June 11, 1913 to Charles and Elizabeth Ferris McAfee. He retired from Wyandotte Chemical Corporation, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He is survived by a sister, Marion Waiz; a sister-in-law, Adelaide McAfee; three nephews; ten great-nieces and great-nephews; and his friends, Frank and Wanda Maes. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles McAfee; and a sister, Ruth Ledingham. Burial was at Jennings Cemetery by Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home.

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McCANN, Dewey
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Dewey A. McCann, 52, died November 11, 1972. Survivors include his wife, Willimene McCann; three sons, Kevin, Kenneth and Michael; two daughters, Kathleen and Patricia; two sisters, Mrs. Darryl Agee and Mrs. Harley Cummings; a brother, James J. McCann; and a grandchild. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

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McCONNELL, Mary Ann
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN: Mary Ann McConnell, 80, died July 2, 2004. She was born September 24, 1920 in Brooklyn, MI. She was a member of the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Lou (Jerry) Munger, Susan LaGoe, Jane (Scott) Martin, and Dianne (David) Schaffer; a sister, Irene Burleson; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two husbands, Albert Hoch and Harley McConnell. Arrangements were handled by Purse Funeral Home.

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MELARAGNI, Rose Marie
WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICHIGAN: Rose Marie Dominico Melaragni, 84, died May 28, 2004. She was born April 13, 1920. She was a member of the Foresters. She was the mother of Ronald (Lorraine), Robert (Stephanie), and Richard. She had 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, August Melaragni. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery under the direction of A. J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home.

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MENGHINI, Wayne
NORWAY, MICHIGAN: Wayne L. Menghini, 67, died January 10, 2004. He was born June 21, 1936 to the late August and Katie Ann Oizle Menghini. He is survived by a sister, Mary (Mort) Petska of Marble, NC; a nephew, Mark (Nicole) Petska and family of Crystal River, FL; his aunts and uncles; and his cousins. Interment was at Norway Township Cemetery under the direction of Miner Funeral Home.

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MERRITT, Ruth
LUNA PIER, MICHIGAN: Ruth Ann Laderach Merritt died January 17, 2000. She was born September 25, 1954 in Toledo, OH to John and Anna Laderach. She was a lab technician at Monroe County Community College. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia R. Merritt; her mother; and six brothers, Jack of LaSalle, Bob and Rudy of Erie, and Mike, Ben and Ted, all of Luna Pier. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Erie. Arrangements were handled by Allore Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Karolina
FENTON, MICHIGAN: Karolina Alice Boldt Miller, 79, died October 20, 2009. She was born July 13, 1930. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Gailen C. Miller; two children, Steven Miller and Ann Miller; and a grandson. Interment was at the Great Lakes National Cemetery under the direction of Temrowski Family Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Verna
TEMPERANCE, MICHIGAN: Verna B. Miller, 90, died February 14, 2005 at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, OH. She was born October 8, 1914 in Ottawa Lake, MI to Otto and Amelia Seiler Knuth. She was a retired order processor for the Toledo Scale Company with 25 years of service. She attended Lambertville United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Bedford Senior Center. She enjoyed bird watching, reading, crocheting, playing cards, and word puzzles. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Harold Miller; two daughters, Marlene (Gilbert) Nanney of Temperance, and LaVonda Lane of Cincinnati, OH; 6 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dorothy Rogge; and a brother, Lester Knuth. Interment was at Ravine Cemetery under the direction of Michael Pawlak Funeral Home.

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MISCAVAGE, Vita
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN: Vita Miscavage, 79, died April 13, 2010. She was the mother of John and Matthew (Nicole) Miscavage; and the sister of Salvatore Sapienzae and Frank Messina. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. Services were held at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Querfeld Funeral Home.

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MISCH, Ada
ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN: Ada L. Misch, 90, passed away July 16, 2008. She was born September 28, 1917. She is survived by a son, Gary; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; a son, Frederick Misch; and a brother, David Oakley. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery under the direction of Weise Funeral Home.

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MITIDIERI, Glennis
FENNVILLE, MICHIGAN: Glennis Mary Mitidieri, 55, died February 19, 2000 at Holland Community Hospital. She was a native of Australia, and was a former Chicago resident. She had resided in the Fennville area for the past 18 years, and attended St. Peter's Catholic Church in Douglas. She is survived by her husband, Vincenzo; her sons and their spouses, Joseph and Molly Mitidieri of Kentwood, and Frank and Monica Mitidieri of Grand Rapids; four sisters; a brother; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment was at Douglas Cemetery.

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MOLISAK, Adeline
LAKE ORION, MICHIGAN: Adeline R. Molisak, 85, died April 15, 2006. She was born February 11, 1921. She was the mother of Marcia (Chuck) Simpson of Lake Orion, and had a grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley. Arrangements were handled by Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home.

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MORASKI, Mildred
HILLIARDS, MICHIGAN: Mildred E. Moraski died January 25, 2002 at Maplewood of Sandy Creek in Wayland. She was born December 31, 1913 in Hillards to Lawrence and Constance Cieslewitz Adamczyk. She and her husband owned the Hillards General Store. She was a lifelong member of St Stanislaus Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Janice and Bob Hilaski of Hillards, and Elaine and Jack Hazen, and Ruth and Jim Hazen, all of Hopkins; a sister-in-law, Helen Jablonski of Wayland; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; three sisters, Rose, Tecla, and Helen; and a brother, Joseph. Services were held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Gorden Funeral Residence.

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NAPOLSKI, Sister Mary Remigia
JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Sr. Mary Remigia Napolski, 80, died September 12, 1981 at St. Angela Hall in Livonia. She had been a nun with the Felician Sisters for over 60 years. She held a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati, and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. She served as registrar at Madonna College for 25 years. She taught at Presentation Junior College, and at elementary schools in Detroit, Manistee and Bronson, MI. She also served as a bookkeeper at St. Joseph's Home for Children in Jackson from 1972 until her passing. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Alice Maciejewski; a brother, Daniel Napolski; and her religious community. Services were held at the chapel of the Felician Sisters' Motherhouse.

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NISSLEY, Lorena
BRIDGEWATER, MICHIGAN: Lorena R. Nissley, 46, died August 15, 1951 at her residence. She was born December 8, 1904 in Saline Township to Gottlob Bauknecht and Mary Finkbeiner. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. Survivors include her husband, Edwin G. Nissley; a daughter, Marlene; a son, Lloyd; and a brother, Paul Bauknecht. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hulda. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial was at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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NOMELLINI, Doris
HANCOCK, MICHIGAN: Doris Marie Nomellini, 83, died November 18, 2002. She was born December 1, 1918 to the late Joseph and Caroline Zurcher Ross. Survivors include four children, Rev. Fr. Paul Nomellini of Spread Eagle, WI, Charlotte Pera of Houghton, Delores "Lori" (Jim) Parker of Hancock, and Ross (Vickie) Nomellini of Marquette; a sister; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Paul "Link" Nomellini. Services were held at Church of the Resurrection. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery under the direction of Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home.

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O'LEARY, Constance
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Constance O'Leary, 6, died April 27, 1917. She was born May 5, 1910 in Michigan to Thomas O'Leary, Jr. and Irene O'Leary. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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OULCH, Margaret
PARMA, MICHIGAN: Margaret J. Oulch died March 1, 2010. She was born April 27, 1936 to Isaac and Florence Daniels. She is survived by her husband, Frank K. Oulch, Jr.; four children, Anthony L. (Elaine) Oulch of Cambria, Frank K. Oulch III of Jackson, David P. Oulch of Jerome, and James (Phyllis) Oulch, Sr. of Racine, WI; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; 15 siblings; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation and interment at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery was handled by Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home.

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PALKO, Gary
CHESANING, MICHIGAN: Gary A. Palko, 21, died September 18, 1968 at Hurley Hospital in Flint following an automobile accident. He was born August 25, 1947 in Hamtramck to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Palko. He was a student at Flint Junior College. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Richard, of Chesaning; and a grandmother, Mrs. Apolina Palko of Chesaning. Services were held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Walker-Martin Funeral Home.

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PASTOR, Warren
SMITHS CREEK, MICHIGAN: Warren L. Pastor, 87, died January 9, 2009. He was born July 14, 1921 in Harbor Beach to the late George and Almira Pastor. He retired from St. Clair Rubber, and was also a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include three daughters, LuAnn Mustain, Karen Johnson, and Barbara (George) Miles, all of Smiths Creek; two sons, Dennis (Donna) Pastor of Smiths Creek, and Lewis (Evie) Pastor of Nevada; 9 grandchildren: a step-grandson; 6 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and five nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Putzig Pastor; a brother, Bud Pastor; and a son-in-law, Sonny Johnson. Burial with military honors was at Caswell Cemetery under the direction of Jowett Funeral Home.

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PEARSON, Weltha
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Weltha Pearson passed away October 5, 2009. She was born December 9, 1917 to the late Millard and Maggie Surrency. She retired from Kalamazoo Public Schools. She attended Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Adult Usher Board. She enjoyed traveling and attending Sunday School. She is survived by her husband, J.T. Pearson; a son, Marshall (Anne) Pearson of McCormick, SC; a stepdaughter, Jesse Ford of Kalamazoo; an adopted son and daughter, Lonnie and Pearl O'Large, of Kalamazoo; a brother-in-law, Michael O. Wilson of Kalamazoo; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Second Baptist Church. Interment was at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park with arrangements by Harper Funeral Home.

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PEAVEY, Kenneth, Sr.
GLADWIN, MICHIGAN: Kenneth L. Peavey, Sr., 79, died March 21, 2005 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. He was born February 1, 1926 in Toledo, OH. He was a retired truck driver for American Seating in Grand Rapids with 25 years of service. He was a former resident of Saginaw. He is survived by his children, Linda (Rick) Remmert of Midland, Robert (Kathy) Peavey of Gladwin, Karen Barker of Petoskey, David (Barb) Peavey of Freemont, Larry (Theresa) Peavey of Woodland, Crystal Peavey of Arizona, and Kenneth Peavey, Jr. of South Carolina; two sisters, Wilma (Erwin) Eldrid of Rockford, and Donna (Edward) Smith of Columbus, GA; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie; and two sons, John and Richard. Cremation arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Home.

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PEFFERS, Harvey
PICKFORD, MICHIGAN: Harvey J. Peffers, 83, died April 4, 2001. He was born April 1, 1918 in Pickford Township. He was a farmer, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horses. Survivors include four daughters, Linda Peffers of Macomb, Terry Huffman of Kinross, Merry (Jerome) Barrette of Dafter, and Nancy Hartman of Desert Springs, CA; two sons, Oscar Peffers of Cadillac, and Doyle (Kathy) Peffers of Thousand Palms, CA; four sisters, Ervadine Ellis of Pontiac, Opal Gagnon of Sault Ste. Marie, Emily (Lou) Pinto of Boyton Beach, FL, and Freda Richard of Fort Lauderdale, FL; three brothers, Floyd (Gerry) Peffers of Dafter, Ernie (June) Peffers of Pickford, and Albert (Marj) Peffers of Las Vegas, NV; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery by Reamer Funeral Home.

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PELLERIN, Louise
CLIO, MICHIGAN: Louise H. Pellerin, 77, died December 14, 2005 at Brian's House Hospice in Davison. She was born March 18, 1928 in Clio, MI to William and Gustie Nichols Young. She was a graduate of Baker College. She worked at Babcock's Grocery Store for 19 years, and had also worked for Beecher, Peck and Lewis. She was a charter member of Ss. Charles and Helena Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed cross-stitching and camping. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John Pellerin; a daughter, Denise (Carl) Frost of Clio; a son, John F. Pellerin, Jr. of Clio; a sister, Catherine (Bob) Snow of Pontiac; a grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William Young. Services were held at Ss. Charles and Helena Catholic Church. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery by O'Guinn Family Funeral Home.

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PENLAND, Vola
WHITE CLOUD, MICHIGAN: Vola E. Penland, 73, died January 31, 2000. She was born August 23, 1926 to Rush and Fay Smith Collins. Survivors include a son, Rod (Connie) Penland of Montague; a daughter, Sherry (James) Braeckeveldt of Fremont; two sisters, Nora DeLong of Muskegon, and Doris (LaVerne) Nicholson of North Muskegon; a brother, Robert (Beveny) Collins of Muskegon; a half-brother, William (Nora) Smith of Cleveland, OH; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll F. Penland; and a great-granddaughter. Interment was at Lincoln Township Cemetery with arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home.

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PERCIVAL, Madelyn
ATLANTA, MICHIGAN: Madelyn D. Percival, 68, died March 18, 2007 at Otsego Memorial Hospital. She was born February 24, 1939 in Chelmsford, MA. She was a member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and taught CCD. She was a church soloist, and loved animals. She was a resident of Atlanta for over 15 years. Survivors include her nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Pete Luck of Sebring FL. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Luck and Virginia Dixon; and a brother, Robert. Services were held at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Burial was at Briley Township Cemetery by Green Funeral Home.

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PERRY, Sherman A.
GLADWIN, MICHIGAN: Sherman Arlo "Sherm" Perry, 92, died May 12, 2008. He was born December 29, 1915 to Arthur D. and Mary P. Richter Perry. He was a retired farmer and mechanic. He enjoyed motorcycles, antique tractors and old cars, especially Kaiser-Frazers. When he was about 14, he and his brother built their first motorcycle. He was a member of Beaverton Rods and Relics and Kaiser-Frazer International. and often drove his 1954 Kaiser Darrin in parades. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Perry; son, Lee and Virgie Perry of Gladwin; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Yager of Midland; a brother-in-law, John (Maxine) Belert of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Henderson; his parents; three brothers, Kenneth, William and Edson; two sisters, Lorraine Hughes and Eva Newman; and a grandson, Steven Perry. Internment was at Highland Cemetery with arrangements by Sisson Funeral Home.

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PITTMAN, Raymond
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN: Raymond A. Pittman, 75, died April 28, 1996 in Orange Beach, AL. He was born June 12, 1920 in Toledo, OH. He held degrees in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, as well as an MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired from Ford Motor Co. with 33 years of service, and had worked overseas for the company in England and South Africa. He specialized in automotive safety, and had testified before Congress as a safety expert. He was a member of the engineering team that produced B-24 bombers during World War II. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Phi Kappa Psi, the Paul Bunyan Conservation Club and the Pere Marquette Rod and Gun Club. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret L. Bancroft Pittman; three children, Margaret L. Pittman of Washington, DC, Raymond B. Pittman of Dearborn, and Richard C. Pittman of Huntington Beach, CA; and 4 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home.

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PLOMP, Abylynne
HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Abylynne Plomp, 81, died September 15, 2010 at Hospice House of Holland. She was born July 5, 1929 to Adrian and Catherine DeRoos. She worked in the family business, Ideal Window Cleaners. She was a member of Fourth Reformed Church, where she sang in the choir and also taught children's choirs. She enjoyed sailing, camping and golfing. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Bill; two sons, Phillip (Chris), and Peter (Lisa); two sisters, Phyllis (Rev. Roger) Dalman and Barbara Kapenga; a brother, Paul DeRoos (Marsha); and a grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Gregory. Services were held at New Community Fourth Reformed Church. Interment of ashes was at Pilgrim Home Cemetery under the direction of Langeland-Sterenberg and Yntema Funeral Home.

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PLOOF, Richard
PAW PAW MICHIGAN: Richard C. "Dick" Ploof, 77, died September 3, 2010. He was born January 5, 1933 in Kalamazoo to the late Melvin and Beatrice Rogers Ploof. He retired from Consumers Energy with 38 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended Paw Paw United Methodist Church, and was a board member, fair manager and president of the Van Buren Youth Fair. He enjoyed golfing and unicycle riding, and was a football fan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jacqueline F. Montague Ploof; two children, Craig Ploof of Paw Paw, and Shellaine Ploof of Gobles; his nieces and nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Donald. Services were held at Paw Paw United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Adams Funeral Home.

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POLIS, Hedviga
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Hedviga Polis died July 13, 2005. She was born in Dzerbene, Latvia on September 9, 1921 to Zanders and Kristine Spele. She and her husband fled Latvia in th 1940s, and stayed in Germany until emigrating to the United States. She retired from Master-Craft Corporation. She was a member of the Kalamazoo Latvian Association, the American Latvian Association, and Dziesmu Vairogs, a Latvian choir. She attended the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran United Church. She is survived by a daughter, Zaiga; a son-in-law, Mario Mion of Columbus, GA; and 3 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antons; and a son, Viesturs. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery.

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POSTAL, James
ERIE, MICHIGAN: James A. Postal, 50, died January 13, 1980 at his residence. He retired from Toledo Clutch and Brake with 25 years of service. He served on the Erie Township Zoning Board. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Postal; a daughter, Susan; a son, Tom; and his mother, Rose Postal. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle with arrangements by Bennett Mortuary.

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PRIEUR, Lillie
FLINT, MICHIGAN: Lillie M. Prieur, 85, died October 23, 2010. She was born July 15, 1925 in Trumann, AR to Amos and Gracie Ishmael Bailey. She was a Christian, and enjoyed country music. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Norman Prieur; a daughter, Bea (Kurt) Brochhausen; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and her friends, including Nate Smith, John Smith, and Michael and Gwin Burnett. Burial was at Crestwood Cemetery under the direction of Dodds-Dumanois Funeral Home.

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PRINCING, Delmar J., Sr.
GLADWIN, MICHIGAN: Delmar J. Princing, Sr., 80, died July 27, 2007 at Kith Haven. He was born February 11, 1927 in Saginaw to the late Amandas and Eleanor McNally Princing. He had retired from the Postal Service. Survivors include his sons, John (Jackie) Princing of Gladwin, Terry (Nancy) Princing of Burton, and David Princing of Arizona; and a sister, Ellen (Carl) Smiley of Flint. Cremation arrangements were handled by Allen Funeral Home.

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PROST, Leonard
BARAGA, MICHIGAN: Leonard A. Prost, 86, died March 25, 2006. He was born January 18, 1920 in Nesterville, Ontario, Canada to Isaac and Alma Carlson Prost. He retired from Celotex Corp., and was a former railroad worker. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He served on the Baraga Village Council, and was a member of the American Legion, the Baraga County Kiwanis Club, and the Baraga County Historical Society. He attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a Chicago Cubs fan. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Peterson Prost; his sons, William (Cindy), Michael (Chris), Loren (Karen), and Lee (Linnea); a sister, Francis Van Abel; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ellen, Ina and Eileen; and four brothers, Theodore, Harvey, Leander and Ralph. Services were held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Interment was at the Baraga by Jacobson Funeral Home.

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PURCELL, Christina
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN: Christina Rosarie Purcell passed away October 5, 2004. She was born September 17, 1929. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret Purcell; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Bede Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery with arrangements by A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Directors.

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QUACK, Martha
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN: Martha H. Quack, 92, died March 29, 2001. She was born June 27, 1908 to Frank and Martha Davidson West. She was a member of the Gospel Hall in both Battle Creek and Sault Ste. Marie. She was the mother of Stuart Quack (Pearl) of Battle Creek. She had 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Quack; and six siblings, Annie Mae Hastings, George West, Laura Johnson, Bill West, Jonny West, and an infant brother. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hovie Funeral Home.

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RAPP, Bruce A.
LEE TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN: Bruce Allen Rapp, 69, died May 18, 2007. He was born July 28, 1937 to Preston J. and Gladys B. Huggett Rapp. He worked at Clark Equipment Company for 30 years as a tool and die maker, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed spear fishing, deer hunting, coin collecting and hunting for morel mushrooms. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by two daughters, Theresa J. Rapp and Zoe E. (James) Brainard, all of Battle Creek; a son, Todd (Christi) Rapp of Battle Creek; three sisters, June (Calvert) Allen of Farmington, UT, Mary (Henry) Ward of Lombard, IL, and Darlene (Kenneth) Dally of Marshall; three brothers, Donald Rapp of Saline, and Darrell Rapp and Keith Rapp, both of Marshall; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Rapp; and a brother, Norman Rapp. Interment was at Austin Cemetery by Kempf Funeral Home.

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RASCHI, Betty
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: Betty S. Raschi, 81, died September 19, 2005 at Munson Medical Center. She was born December 19, 1923 in Traverse City to Harland and Esther Murray Martin. She enjoyed reading. Survivors include two daughters, Betty (Thomas) Schlickman of Grand Rapids, and Mary (John) Reibold of Brandon, WI; a son, Albert L. Raschi, Jr. of Traverse City; a daughter-in-law, Jessica (Richard) Raschi Stiner of Kingsley; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Raschi, Sr.; and a son, Anthony. Arrangements were handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home.

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RAYMER, Ellen
ELSIE, MICHIGAN: Ellen M. Raymer, 87, died July 26, 2003. She was born May 8, 1916 to Marion and Martha Peffer Brininstool. She was a retired cook for the Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. She attended Fenmore Baptist Church, and was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society. She is survived by seven daughters, Connie Corbin, Jackie and Burt Warner, Sandra and Bill Frasher, Anita Gordos (Dick McManus), Mary and Al Glassbrook, Ruth Ann and Ron Thornton, and Jeanne Raymer (Bill Francis); two sons, Randy Raymer, and Jim Raymer (Frazier Mitchell); a stepson; 37 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Raymer; two sons, Donald Cady, Jr. and Bill Raymer; her parents; nine siblings; a daughter-in-law; and four sons-in-law. Burial was at Duplain Township Cemetery with arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home.

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REEVES, Wavie
ADRIAN, MICHIGAN: Wavie Reeves, 77, died June 2, 2005 at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, OH. He was born May 12, 1928 in Autauga County, AL to Alex and Ersie Reeves. He retired from Tecumseh Products, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He moved to Adrian in 1953. He enjoyed bear, raccoon and pheasant hunting, as well as playing fiddle. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Collum Reeves; his children, Gloria and C. David Reeves, both of Adrian, and Diane Misch of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Emsley Reeves of Prattville, AL; his grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Purse Funeral Home.

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REWALD, Clara
WILLIAMSBURG, MICHIGAN: Clara Leone Rewald, 90, died January 28, 2002 at Tendercare of Traverse City. She was born May 16, 1911 in Bates to Charles A. and Villetta Parker Rewald. She was a retired postmistress for the Traverse City State Hospital. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a member and volunteer of Faith Reformed Church, and was also a member of the Grand Traverse Rock Club. She enjoyed gardening. Survivors include a sister, Mary Rewald of Williamsburg; a niece, Barbara (Brian) Marvin of Alexandria, VA; and extended family in Montague and Traverse City. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Melvin. Services were held at Faith Reformed Church. Interment was at the Williamsburg Cemetery by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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RICHMOND, Ina
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Ina Richmond, 79, died February 27, 1963 at Highland Park General Hospital. She was born February 11, 1884 in Owosso to William and Christine Smithgall Gabriel. She was a graduate of Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti, and held a master's degree from the University of Michigan. She was a language teacher. She was a member of the Michigan Education Society and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the wife of Cyrus W. Richmond. Survivors include a son, Dr. G. William Richmond of Los Angeles, CA; three brothers, Albert Gabriel of Effingham, IL, and Roy Gabriel and William Gabriel, both of Owosso; and three sisters, Edith Gabriel of Detroit, and Mrs. John Austin and Mrs. Clarence LeLine, both of Owosso. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso by Jennings-Lyons Funeral Home.

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ROBICHAUD, Lawrence
GRAYLING, MICHIGAN: Lawrence Linford Robichaud, 80, died May 11, 2009. He was born July 28, 1928 in Highland Park to Joseph and Josephine Lehay Robichaud. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was stationed in Germany and England. He was a member of the VFW, and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Lillie Anna Render Robichaud; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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ROHDE, Sarah
INDIAN RIVER, MICHIGAN: Sarah E. Rohde, 72, died July 18, 2009. She was born January 4, 1937 to Elmer and Clara Gruber Pohl. She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Rohde; her children, Darlene Delong of Indian River, and Gary (Martha) Delong of Pinckney; three brothers, Vern (Elaine) Pohl of Hamburg, Mel (Joann) Pohl of Hermansville, and Carl (Sue) Pohl of Powers; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry; and a brother, Butch. Interment was at Washtenong Memorial Park with arrangements by Lintz Funeral Home.

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ROSA, Fred M., Sr.
PORT HURON, MICHIGAN: Fred M. Rosa, Sr. 85, died February 6, 2011. He was born in Chao De Couce, Portugal on January 10, 1926 to Albert and Ana Rosa. He was a teacher and guidance counselor in the Eastpointe, MI public schools for over 20 years, and attended St. Edward's on the Lake Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Louise Olson Rosa; a daughter, Mary Catherine Vinatieri of Hillsdale; a son, Fred M. Rosa, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Edward's on the Lake Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

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ROSA, Randy
FENTON, MICHIGAN: Randy M. Rosa, 55, died October 13, 2009. He was a member of MIRG. Survivors include a son, Travis; his mother, Audrey (the late Terence) Rosa; his siblings, Brian Rosa, Terry (Sue) Rosa, Sandra (Pat) Bisson, Lisa (Robert) Czyz, Tim (Stacey) Rosa, and the late Carol and Beverly Rosa; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Arrangements were handled by Temrowski Family Funeral Home.

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ROYCRAFT, Elizabeth
FOWLERVILLE, MICHIGAN: Elizabeth T. "Betty" Roycraft, 88, died June 9, 2008. She was born June 11, 1919. She was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Frances O'Neill of Greenville, SC; a son, Duane (Mary) Roycraft, Jr. of White Lake; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Roycraft Sr. Arrangements were handled by Niblack Funeral Home.

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ROYER, George A., Sr.
SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN: George A. Royer, Sr. died August 6, 2002. He was born August 1, 1926 in Eckerman, MI to Joseph and Vera Royer. He was a Jehovah's Witness, and enjoyed playing cribbage. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Royer; a son, George A. Royer, Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie; a stepson, David (Lorrie) Munroe of River Rouge; two brothers, Richard Royer of Goetzville, and David Royer of California; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sybil Royer; a son, Gregory Royer; a sister, Marian Burton; and a brother, Alfred Royer. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Five Mile Road. Arrangements were entrusted to Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

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RUSSCHER, Joyce
HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Joyce Russcher, 77, died December 27, 2009. She was born February 29, 1932. She attended Messiah's Independent Reformed Church. She is survived by her children, Bev and Tim Leep and Sandy and Larry Van Dyke, all of Zeeland, and Marcia and Dave Hekman and Duane and Tammy Russcher, all of Holland; her siblings and their spouses, Gertrude Scholten of Graafschap, Margaret Dannenberg of Overisel, Ruth Schutter of Bentheim, Howard and Delores Schutter of Bentheim, Loie and Hugh Slenk of Holland, and Jean and Ronald Meyaard of Oakland; her in-laws, Margaret Alferink of Graafschap, Glenn and Dort Russcher of Holland, Alvin and Dort Russcher of Zeeland, and Effie Russcher of Zeeland; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin. Services were held at Messiah's Independent Reformed Church. Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Yntema Funeral Home.

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SAARI, Wilho
HANCOCK, MICHIGAN: Wilho M. "Bill" Saari, 91, died December 21, 2007. He was born June 23, 1916 in Ripley to Matti and Hilda Stein Saari. He was a parts manager and bookkeeper at Smith's Super Service. He was a graduate of Suomi College, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a niece, Barbara (Benjamin) Holmes of Kent, WA; and two nephews, David (Gladys) Wiitanen of Hancock, and Richard (Chris) Wiitanen of Seattle, WA. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Saima Wiitanen and Ida Fitzpatrick; two brothers, Walfred and Arvid; and his parents. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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SAGANTE, Wolfgang
BEVERLY HILLS, MICHIGAN: Wolfgang Sagante died October 20, 2003. He was born June 7, 1931 in Oldenburg, Germany. He was a retired project leader at General Motors Technical Center with over 25 years of service, and was a former tool and die maker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed hunting and boating. He was the husband of Irmgard Sagante; the father of Randall Sagante, David Sagante, Heidi Coburn (Michael), and Richard Sagante (Dorothy); and the brother of Gunther Sagante. He had 3 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home.

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SAGE, Emma
SARANAC, MICHIGAN: Emma E. Sage, 92, died December 29, 2009. She was born September 24, 1917 in Muir, MI to Arvine and Flora Keyes Buck. Survivors include her children, Ron and Sandie Sage, Doug and Anita Sage, and Marilyn and Pat Sage, all of Saranac; her grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Sage; and a brother, Harry W. Buck. Interment was at Balcom Cemetery with arrangements by Lake Funeral Home.

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SANDTNER, Jennie
DOUGLAS, MICHIGAN: Jennie Sandtner, 74, died July 29, 1959 at Douglas Hospital. She was a former resident of Chicago, and had been living in Douglas for over 20 years. She was survived by her husband, Stephan Sandtner; two sons, Edward and Joseph Sandtner; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph Lynden, Mrs. Hugh Boyle, Mrs. Jerry Pfnister, and Mrs. Edwin Ball; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Chicago under the direction of Tews Funeral Home.

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SATKOWSKI, William
LaSALLE, MICHIGAN: William E. Satkowski, 66, was found deceased at his residence on February 1, 1987. He was a retired factory worker and farmer. He is survived by his wife, Margarite M. Satkowski; three daughters, Cathy Meyer, Diane Burgess, and Carol Meyer; three sons, William, Edward and James; three sisters, Verna Rutkowski, Helen Topping, and Nellie Roundell; a brother, Stephen; and 14 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church in Ida. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery by Capaul Mortuary.

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SAUER, Marilyn
HILLMAN, MICHIGAN: Marilyn J. Sauer, 71, died June 29, 2006. She was born May 23, 1935 in Alpena to William and Gladys Smith Saddler. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church. She was a former resident of Pontiac. Survivors include five daughters, Kathy Coppy of Lake Orion, and Lori Sauer, Kim (Matt) Matuszewski, Penny (Tom) Shumaker, and Susan Sauer, all of Hillman; a sister, Betty Cash of Florida; two brothers, Roger (Donna) Saddler of Alpena, and Carl (Hue) Saddler of Pontiac; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery with arrangements by Green Funeral Home.

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SAYLER, Clyde
BLISSFIELD, MICHIGAN: Clyde W. Sayler, 81, died December 4, 1999 at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, OH. He was born June 12, 1918 in Riga Township to Fred and Rena Somes Sayler. He retired from Bohn Aluminum Co. with 41 years of service, and was also a farmer. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Louise Gentz Sayler; four children, David (Connie) Sayler of Blissfield, Larry (Judi) Sayler of Adrian, Marian (Thomas) Isley of Shoreview, MN, and Pat (Gary) Heinz of Dayton, MD; a brother, Lavern Sayler of Adrian; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Viola Kempher; and two brothers, Merle and Raymond Sayler. Services were held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Interment was at Riga Cemetery under the direction of Tagsold Funeral Home.

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SCHEFFLER, Robert
KENTWOOD, MICHIGAN: Robert J. Scheffler, 85, died November 2, 1993 at a hospital in Grand Rapids. He was born August 17, 1908 in Portsmouth, OH to Jacob and Josephine Faulkenbach Scheffler. He retired from Reliance Supply in Chillicothe, OH, and had also worked for Standard Supply in Portsmouth, OH. He was a Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Tom) Hogan of Kentwood; and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Russell Scheffler. Services were held at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Chillicothe, OH with arrangements by Ware Funeral Home.

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SEROKA, Leo
DECKER, MICHIGAN: Leo A. Seroka, 80, died April 16, 1998 at Huron Memorial Hospital. He was born March 29, 1918 in Detroit to Leo and Priscilla Maliszewska Seroka. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He never married. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Ann Piskor of Madison Heights, Sally Majchrzaka of St. Clair Shores, and Theresa Harris of Palm Sparrow Court; and two brothers, Alois Seroka of Warren, and Harry (Virginia) Seroka of Decker. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and a brother. Cremation arrangements were handled by Little and Kranz Funeral Home, with interment of ashes at his parents' graves at Holy Cross Cemetery in Detroit.

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SETELIA, Helen
PORT HURON, MICHIGAN: Helen M. Setelia, 90, died November 4, 2005 in Port Huron. She was born June 15, 1915 in Benwood, WV. She was a former resident of Royal Oak, and had lived in Port Huron since 2000. She was a member of St. Edward Church in Lakeport, and had also been a member of the League of Catholic Women in Detroit, and a 45-year member of the Shrine of the Little Flower Parish in Royal Oak. Survivors include a nephew, Stephen A. (Grace) Varga of Lakeport; a niece, Helen A. (Daniel) Andrews of Farmington Hills; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Varga of Troy; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Setelia. Services were held at St. Edward Church. Interment was at Roseland Park Cemetery under the direction of Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

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SEVERANCE, Melvin
BERKLEY, MICHIGAN: Melvin I. Severance, 88, died February 2, 2011. He was born August 29, 1922 in Toledo, OH to Melvin and Marian Severance. He was a chemist at Reichhold Chemicals for 43 years, and was a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Severance; his children, Howard (Amal) Severance, Beverly (Ken) Micalski, Joann Tyler, and Barbara Leach; a sister, Violet Wells; a nephew; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Severance. Cremation arrangements were handled by Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home.

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SKUTT, Zelda
FLINT, MICHIGAN: Zelda M. Skutt, 74, died April 11, 1981 at McLaren General Hospital. She was born February 15, 1907 in Ashley. She attended Mayfair Bible Church. Survivors include her husband, Vern Skutt; a daughter, Wilma (Alex) Kumrits of Davison; a son, Gary of Davison; 5 grandchildren; a sister, Pansy Silvers; a brother, Clarence Robbennolt; a great-grandchild; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Flint Memorial Park under the direction of Reigel Funeral Home.

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SLIVICKI, Stella
ST. CHARLES, MICHIGAN: Stella H. Slivicki, 98, died February 6, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1911 in McKees Rocks, PA to John and Julia Dymora Schneikart. She worked during World War II at the V.A. Hospital and at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, NM. She had also worked in the Dietetic Department, and was a waitress. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in St. Charles. Survivors include four nephews; four nieces; and her grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Sroka; a son, Reggie; her parents; and her siblings. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery by Kendall Funeral Home.

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SLOTMAN, Bertha
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Bertha Slotman, 65, died March 28, 1954 at the Wayne County General Hospital. She was born December 31, 1888 in Saugatuck Township to Cephas and Nettie Cox Weed. Survivors include her children, Mrs. Florence Elder of Lincoln Park, Mariel of Portland, Louis of New Richmond, and David of Portland, OR; and a brother, Wayne Weed of Detroit. Interment was at Taylor Cemetery under the direction of Chappell Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Albert
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN: Albert M. Smith, 53, died May 29, 1968 in Saginaw. He was born September 14, 1914 in Newburgh, NY. Survivors include his wife, Clara Smith; two sons, Kenneth of Bay City, and Russell of Big Rapids; two brothers, George of Poughkeepsie, and Walter of Newburgh; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Martin of Poughkeepsie, and Mrs. Hattie D'Autola and Mrs. Jack McDermott, both of Newburgh; and a grandchild. Burial was at Floral Gardens under the direction of Stapish Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Clotean
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Clotean Beard Smith, 77, died May 25, 2003 at the UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born March 29, 1926 in Conway, AR to Ed Beard, Sr. and Allie Beard Perry. She was a factory worker. She was a member of Allen Temple A.M.E. Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons, Gregory Smith, Christopher Smith, and Keith Herod, all of Detroit; a brother, Ed Beard, Jr. of Conway, AR; and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Henry Beard; and two sisters, Flossie Beard and Drucilla Curry. Services were held at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit. Arrangements in Arkansas were handled by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Delbert
ADRIAN, MICHIGAN: Sgt. Delbert Smith, 20, was killed in Vietnam on September 5, 1969. He was born November 30, 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith. Interment was at Fairfield Cemetery with arrangements by Braun Mortuary.

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SMITH, Sister Dorothy
NAZARETH, MICHIGAN: Sr. Dorothy Smith, CSJ, died February 12, 2005. She was born June 9, 1908 to William and Margaret Agnes Franks Smith. She was a nun with the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She is survived by her cousins, and her religious community. Services were held at Holy Family Chapel. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of Redmond Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Shirley
LUNA PIER, MICHIGAN: Shirley Ann Smith, 66, died February 23, 1999. She was born January 20, 1933 in Toledo, OH to Roland and Grace Plain Leonard. Survivors include her sons, Kurt (Mary) McLennan of Luna Pier, Kirby (Carol) McLennan, Keith (Pat) McLennan, Kess (Karen) McLennan and Bert Kohler, all of Toledo, OH; 14 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Smith; and her parents. Interment was at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park in Ohio under the direction of Farnham Funeral Home.

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SODERHOLM, Frances
DEXTER, MICHIGAN: Frances L. Soderholm, 67, died January 11, 1974 in Dexter. She was a former technician at the Toledo Clinic in Ohio. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ella Lochen and Mrs. Florence McCloud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Soderholm. Services were held at Hosmer Mortuary.

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SOETAERT, Marilyn
MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN: Marilyn E. Soetaert, 80, died August 7, 2006. She was born June 8, 1926 to the late Amiel and Gertrude Artz Toupin. She worked at the Peter White Public Library as a children's librarian for a decade, and was a former volunteer at Whitman Elementary School. She was a member of the DAV Auxiliary, and was a parishioner at St. Peter's Cathedral. She is survived by four sons, Brian Soetaert of Zephyrhills, FL, and James (Chris) Soetaert, Marc Soetaert, and Thomas Soetaert, all of Marquette; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Soetaert; her parents; and two brothers, William Toupin and Walter Toupin. Services were held at St. Peter's Cathedral. Inurnment was at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum by Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

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SOFFEL, Herman
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Herman E. Soffel died in February of 1967. He was a former resident of Pittsburgh, PA. He was the father of Mrs. K. Jane Martin of Detroit and Thomas W. Soffel of Tempe, AZ. Other family members include a brother, Samuel Soffel of Pittsburgh, PA; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Soffel. Interment was at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Note: One record gives his date of birth as November 2, 1978.

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SOPOCY, Samuel J., Sr.
BANNISTER, MICHIGAN: Samuel John Sopocy, Sr., 92, died February 9, 2003. He was born October 14, 1910 to Steve and Julia Michoiko Sopocy. He was a farmer, and also worked as a machine operator for GM in Flint, and Midland-Ross in Owosso. He loved animals. He is survived by his wife, Anna Grigar Sopocy; two sons, Samuel Sopocy, Jr. (Connie) of Bannister, and John (Marilyn) Sopocy of Bannister; three daughters, Judy (Jerry) Dick of Dewitt, Betty Lorraine Collier of Kingwood, TX, and Violet (Bruce) Johnson of Hanover; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother; three sisters; his parents; and a a granddaughter. Burial was at North Star Cemetery by Smith Family Funeral Home.

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SPEAS, James
ALGER, MICHIGAN: James F. Speas died April 4, 2003. He was born November 12, 1936 to Lyle and Lorrine Speas. He was a former Lapeer resident, and a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include a brother, Carl Speas; two sisters, Janet Speas and Sandy Speas; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Speas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John Speas. Arrangements were handled by Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home.

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SPERLING, Eleanor
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Eleanor Sperling, 84, died March 6, 2007. She was born July 25, 1922. She was the mother of James, Robert, Sharon (David) Adams and Suzan Sperling; and the sister of Gertrude Wielgat. She had 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor. Services were held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Wasik Funeral Home.

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SPOTTS, Leo
TEMPERANCE, MICHIGAN: Leo W. Spotts, 83, died March 30, 1986 at his residence. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Drees, Mrs. Elizabeth Antosiak, and Carolyn Spotts; a son, Robert; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Meinhart; and two brothers, LaVerne and William. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Spotts. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of Bedford Funeral Chapel.

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SPRAGUE, Florence
CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Florence Marie Sprague, 67, died August 6, 2004. She was born January 8, 1937 to the late Oscar and Marie Adrian Groh. She retired from Owendale Automotive, and was a volunteer foster grandparent with the Human Development Commission. She attended Victory in Christ Community Church, and enjoyed fishing and the companionship of her poodle, Licorice. She is survived by her children, Kevin Sprague, Jody Sprague, and Gilbert Sprague, Jr., all of Owendale; Bryan Sprague (Mary) of Bay Port, Bradley Sprague (Lori) of Sebewaing; and Tonya Gaeth of Unionville; two sisters, Mary Clark of Linwood, and Beatrice Burtsch Bentley; three brothers, Charles Groh and Harvey Groh, both of Pinconning, and Edward Groh of Saginaw; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Sprague, Sr.; a son, Gregory Sprague; a sister, Hazel Musselman; three brothers, Kenneth, Hank and John Groh; and a granddaughter, Lisa Gaeth. Burial was at New Bay Port Cemetery by Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home.

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SPROW, Ruth
ADRIAN, MICHIGAN: Ruth R. Sprow, 82, died December 3, 2009. She was born January 14, 1927, and was raised by her adoptive parents, Lavern and Elnora Green. Survivors include her children, Susie (Ron) Wells, Sandra (Dale) Clute, and Joseph (Corky) Sprow; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy G. Sprow; a daughter, Carol Sprow; and a grandson, Stephen Shulters. Arrangements were handled by Purse Funeral Home.

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SPRUCE, Leonard
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN: Leonard S. Spruce, 82, died March 7, 2010. He was born March 16, 1927 to the late John H. and Mary M. Sherwood Spruce in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. He was a retired blacksmith, welder and boilermaker for C&O Railroad, and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mason Spruce; his children, Jennifer Spruce of Saginaw, and Deborah (Bill) Kingston of Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada; three sisters-in-law, Doreen (Harry) O'Connel, Marie (Cliff) Chaplow, and Barb Mason, all of Ontario, Canada; his nieces and nephews; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Elizabeth Williams. Cremation arrangements were handled by Deisler Funeral Home.

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SPURR, Louisa
MUNISING, MICHIGAN: Louisa Spurr, 83, died March 13, 2008 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. She was born January 1, 1925 in Italy to Giuseppe and Rose Yevoli. She married Robert Spurr in 1946, and came to the United States. She was a former resident of Calumet, where she was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed cooking. Survivors include her children, Thomas Spurr of Dollar Bay, Roberta Voelker of Oswego, IL, and Robert (Carol) Spurr of Waterloo, IN; a brother, Giuseppe Yevoli of Italy; two sisters, Maria Haslem and Yolanda Smith, both of California; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mafilda Yevoli; a brother, Papino Yevoli; and a son-in-law, Gary Voelker. Arrangements were handled by Bowerman Funeral Home.

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STALINSKI, Lillian
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MICHIGAN: Lillian Stalinski died December 30, 2001. She was born December 2, 1914. She was the mother of Yvonne (Raymond) Wojdacki, Lawrence (Ingrid), Andrew (Connie), and Patrick (Sherryl). She had 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Faulmann and Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home.

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STALLWORTH, Ruby
FLINT, MICHIGAN: Ruby Stallworth, 86, died November 20, 2006. She is survived by her children, Erica and Douglas Stallworth of Grand Blanc; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at Kingdom of Heaven Ministries. Interment was at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home.

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STEINHILBER, Eugene
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN: Eugene H. "Gene" Steinhilber, 76, died January 3, 2008 at Gilead Elder Care-Harvest Home in Berrien Springs. He was born October 11, 1931 in South Bend, IN to Eugene C. and Frida Steinhilber. He was an office equipment salesman and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling and watching Notre Dame football. Survivors include his wife, Isadoria Edmundson Steinhilber; a brother, Don (Helen) Steinhilber of South Bend; 2 nephews; a great-niece; and 3 great-nephews. Interment with military honors was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Allred Funeral Home.

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STIPCAK, Marian
PLAINWELL, MICHIGAN: Marian Stipcak died August 26, 2010 at her home. She was born in Otsego on February 24, 1920 to Jay and Rose Wise Nichols. She attended the First Baptist Church of Otsego, and was a member of the Moose Lodge. She was an artist, and enjoyed reading and singing. She is survived by two sisters, Hazel Maxwell and Pearl Gibson; a sister-in-law, Paula Lutes; her nieces and nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; and several siblings. Interment of cremains was at Mountain Home Cemetery under the direction of Winkel Funeral Home.

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STORM, Elsie
WIXOM, MICHIGAN: Elsie Storm, 86, died June 19, 2002 at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce. She was born August 26, 1915 in Detroit. Survivors include three daughters, Loretta (Bill) Mechalko, Barbara Ebeling, and Gail (Michael) Freeman; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; and a son-in-law, Donald Ebeling. Interment was at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia under the direction of Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home.

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SUHONEN, Mildred
MOHAWK, MICHIGAN: Mildred M. Suhonen, 91, died September 26, 2007. She was born August 20, 1916 to William and Amelia Wiita Rajala. She worked at the CLK Schools, and was also a cook and waitress at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. She enjoyed berry picking, and attended Fulton Apostolic Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, Ronald and Char Suhonen of Rabbit Bay, and James and Kimberly Suhonen of Lake Medora; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Marion Suhonen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Suhonen; a daughter, Patricia; her parents; four sisters, Emily, Evelyn, Gertrude and Hazel; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Lake View Cemetery by Peterson Funeral Home.

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SYTSMA, Esther
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: Esther Mae Sytsma, 82, died March 7, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; her children, Mark (Wanda) Sytsma of Grand Rapids, Craig (Judy) Sytsma of Byron Center, and Jan (Bruce) Dieleman of Kentwood; a sister, Kathy (Jake) Bouwman; two sisters-in-law, Lois Kunz and Dell Klaver; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Kortman. Interment was at Fort Custer National Cemetery under the direction of Stroo Funeral Home.

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TAFELSKI, Julia
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: Julia M. Ortowski Tafelski, 99, died January 1, 2007. She retired from R.C. Allen, and had worked in catering and telemarketing. She attended St. James Church, and was a member of the Polish War Veterans Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, and took a trip to California at age 96. She is survived by three siblings, Bernard Ortowski, Josephine Roskiewicz, and Mary Margaret Morris; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Ortowski of Wellston, and Margaret Ortowski of Jackson; her nieces and nephews; and her close friends, Guy and Judy Kovera. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lawrence Tafelski; her parents, Joseph and Mary Ortowski; and four brothers, Frank, Carl, Tony and Fritz Ortowski. Services were held at St. James Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Arsulowicz Brothers West Mortuary.

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TALSMA, Nancy
NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN: Nancy J. Talsma, 69, died April 17, 2008 in Fremont. Survivors include her husband, Kent Talsma; a daughter, Jessica Pendergrass of Newaygo; her siblings, Rickie and Dennis Helmus of Dorr, Henry and Kathy Moore of Sunfield, David and Amanda Moore of Grant, Elizabeth and David Winn and Sandra Doyle, all of Cedar Springs, and Ronald and Patricia Moore and Edward Moore, all of Indiana; 2 granddaughters; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at Aberdeen Reformed Church. Arrangements were handled by McKinley Funeral Home.

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TEETER, Homer
MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN: Homer Ray Teeter, 70, died October 17, 2004 at Central Michigan Community Hospital. He was born July 14, 1934 in Isabella County to George and Edna Jones Teeter. He was a retired custodian for the Chippewa Hills Public Schools with 21 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Daniel's Band, and enjoyed sports, auctions and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Gilda Woolworth Teeter; two daughters, Angela and Brenda Teeter, both of Mount Pleasant; a sister, Helen (Earl) Place of Barryton; two brothers, Harold (Marge) Teeter of Byron Center, and Herman (Wilma) Teeter of Crystal; a sister-in-law, Ruth Teeter of Clare; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and four brothers. Interment was at North Brinton Cemetery by Clark Funeral Chapel.

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TERRIAN, George
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN: George S. Terrian, 68, died September 5, 2009. He was born August 4, 1941 to the late George and Lula Bradley Terrian. He was a retired meat cutter with Beson's Market on Euclid, and was a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters' Association. He attended the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Kay Berry Terrian; three sons, Scott, Brian, and Randy Terrian; two sisters, Joyce Tolbert and Pauline (Harold) Peters; two brothers, James (Barbara) Terrian, and Roby (Joyce) Terrian; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister; his parents; a nephew; and a niece. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Gephart Funeral Home.

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TINKLEPAUGH, Nancy Sue
CORUNNA, MICHIGAN: Nancy Sue Tinklepaugh, infant, died shortly after birth on August 26, 1948 at Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tinklepaugh; two sisters, Martha Ellen and Norma Jane; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hulbert of Owosso, and Mrs. Edith Tinklepaugh of Owosso. Services were held at the Jennings-Lyons Chapel. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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TOBER, Molly
TEMPERANCE, MICHIGAN: Molly Tober, 77, died November 6, 1990. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Bedford Senior Citizens' Club. Survivors include a daughter, Judith (Jim) Brown Pheney of Clearwater, FL; a son, Robert (Phyllis) Tober of Palmetto, FL; a sister, Marie Vandreska of Cleveland, OH; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Tober. Arrangements were handled by Bennett-Emmert Funeral Home.

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TORRES, Carl
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN: Carl H. Torres, 94, died February 7, 2010. He was born September 20, 1915 to the late Raul and Mary Chambers Torres. He was a longtime employee of Dow Chemical Co., and attended the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, hunting, fishing and sailing. He is survived by his sons, C. Edward (Lloya) Torres of Midland, and William J. (Riva) Torres of Albright Shores; his grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Fredrickson Torres. Interment was at Midland City Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Miller Funeral Home.

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TRASKAL, Mary Ann
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Mary Ann Traskal, 68, died June 21, 2006 at St. John Riverview Hospital in Detroit. She was born November 26, 1937 in Detroit to Edward and Emily Karwowski Traskal. Survivors include three brothers, Dennis (Marion) Traskal of Bloomfield Hills, Edward (Mary Helena) Traskal of Clinton Township, and Andrew (Joan) Traskal of Florida; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Harold W. Vick Funeral Home.

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TUTOR, Doris
LIVONIA, MICHIGAN: Doris Emily Tutor, 83, died July 11, 2005. She was born December 24, 1921. She was the mother of Linda (Barry) Schaffer, James (Donna), Ada Jean (Johnie) Cleveland, Archie (Terri) and Brian (Cheryl); and the sister of Robert Marsh and William Marsh. She had 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie. Interment was at Charlotte Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda, FL under the direction of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Home.

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VanHAAFTEN, Elinor
PORT HURON, MICHIGAN: Elinor E. VanHaaften, 92, died November 27, 2004 at the Port Huron Hospital. She was born November 17, 1912 in Detroit to Henry and Edith Harm. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, the Mary Martha Guild, and the JOY Club. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Port Huron Hospital. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Fran VanHaaften of North Branch; a son-in-law, Foy Hawkins of Oklahoma City, OK; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal VanHaaften; a daughter, Sandra; and a sister, Lucille Beech. Services were held at St. John's United Church of Christ. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

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VanHAMLIN , Richard
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN: Richard L. "Dick" VanHamlin, 78, died September 25, 2009 at his home. He was born April 13, 1931 in Pinconning, MI to Clarence and Evelyn Peters VanHamlin. He retired from VanHamlin Plastering and Drywall. He attended the Tri-County Worship Center in Auburn, and was a member of the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan. He enjoyed deer hunting. He is survived by his wife, Donna Lucas VanHamlin; three children, Cari (Donald) Figley, Richard D. VanHamlin, and Lori (Wayne) Caspers; two sisters, Joan (Gerald) Hegenauer and Charlotte Alba; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald VanHamlin; and his parents. Burial was at Floral Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Ambrose Funeral Home.

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VAN HOOSEAR, Vera
NORTHVILLE, MICHIGAN: Vera Lenore Mallison Van Hoosear, 87, died May 13, 1992 at Providence Hospital in Southfield. She was born July 3, 1904. She was a graduate of Central Michigan University. She was a public school teacher and an X-ray technician. She was a member of the Rosicrucian Order and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a former Lansing resident. Survivors include two sons, Ellis (Joanne) Van Hoosear of Northville and Leon (Nancy) Van Hoosear of Tennessee; a brother, Victor Mallison; three sisters, Catherine Reed, Alice Shoup and Pearl Reeds; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Van Hoosear. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing with arrangements by Northrop and Son Funeral Home.

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VANN, Claren
PETERSBURG, MICHIGAN: Claren E. Vann, 62, died September 24, 2004 at her residence. She was born May 16, 1942 to Harry and Clara "Irene" Foley Yonker. She worked as a cashier for Deme Acres Golf Course in Petersburg, and enjoyed bowling. Survivors include her husband, James "Jerry" Vann, Sr.; her children, Thomas J. Vann of Petersburg, Timothy J. (Victoria) Vann of Ida, Donna Jean Vann of Dundee, and James "J.J." (Lisa) Vann, Jr. of Helena, OH; her parents, of Toledo, OH; a sister, Sharon (David) Green of Toledo, OH; and 6 grandchildren. Interment was at Lake Township Cemetery under the direction of Pawlak Funeral Home.

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VENA, Helen
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN: Helen Vena, 90, died January 3, 2006. She was born November 30, 1915 in Stevensville to Edward and Amelia Kusemauhl Zelmer. She was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by a son, Dennis Sheppard; four daughters, Loretta Hemminger, Rosetta Arnold, Lindell Braasch, and Deanna Sonja Emery; two stepsons, Wayne and Gary Vena; two stepdaughters, Joycelyn and Marilyn; 17 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Vena; and six siblings, including her twin sister, Olga Barbier. Cremation arrangements were handled by Allred Funeral Home.

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VESOTSKY, Louis
NEWBERRY, MICHIGAN: Louis R. Vesotsky, 74, died June 29, 2008. He was born February 13, 1934. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; his sons, Ross and Darrin; and 4 grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Beaulieu Funeral Home.

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VETTESE, Angeline
STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN: Angeline R. Vettese, 93, died January 13, 2012. She was born October 5, 1918. She was the wife of the late Mark, Sr.; the mother of the late Mark, Jr. and the late JoAnn; the mother-in-law of Lois (William) Matthews; the sister-in-law of Mary; and the friend of Josie Longabordi. She had 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and is also survived by her nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Basil the Great Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township by Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons.

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VISGA, Leo
SMITHS CREEK, MICHIGAN: Leo J. Visga, 83, died May 25, 2007 at Medilodge in St. Clair. He was born November 6, 1923 in Detroit. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Visga; a son, Robert Visga of Belleview, FL; four daughters, Martha (Daniel) Dorland of Jeddo, Diane (Michael) Fallmann of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Merry (Daniel) Thomas and Christine (Roger) St. Gelais, all of Pt. Edward, ON; a brother, James (Amy) Visga; three sisters, Leona Rosbury, Bernice (Eugene) Melczarczyk, and Irene (Robert) Curtis; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Jeffrey Visga. Services were held at St. Christopher Church in Marysville. Cremation arrangements were handled by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

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VISLAY, Magdalena
SEARS, MICHIGAN: Magdalena F. Beaverson Vislay, 83, died August 15, 1991. Family members include her husband, Joseph F. Vislay; a daughter, Mary F. Denny; a son, Joe L.; two brothers, Franklin Beaverson and Floyd Beaverson; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jolene; and a great-granddaughter. Interment was a the Weston Cemetery with arrangements by Jasin Funeral Home.

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WAKEFIELD, Nellie
CUTLERVILLE, MICHIGAN: Nellie Wakefield, 94, died December 18, 2007. She is survived by her children, Ralph and Emma Jean Wakefield of Cutlerville, Linda and Glenn VanderLaan of Wyoming, and Lorraine and Rod Cummins of Lillian, AL; a brother, Will and Carol Champion; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Wakefield of Byron Center; a sister-in-law, Virginia and Francis Aller; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, George. Arrangements were handled by Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home.

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WALENTOWSKI Florence
TEMPERANCE, MICHIGAN: Florence A. Walentowski, 85, died August 31, 2003. She was born December 17, 1917 in Toledo to Ignasius and Martha Jankowski Stachak. She formerly worked at K-Mart, and also at Industrial Rubber Company in Toledo. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, and was a member of the Bedford Senior Center. She is survived by her children, Eileen Grycza of Toledo, Patricia Walentowski of Sylvania, Julie Walentowski of Temperance, and David (Carmela) Walentowski of Albuquerque, NM; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casimir Walentowski; two sisters, Mary Dusseau and Hattie Burgard; and four brothers, Raymond, Wallace, Alvin, and Stanley Stachak. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery with arrangements by Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home.

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WALKER, Charles D.
BURTON, MICHIGAN: Charles D. Walker, 75, died March 17, 2001. He was born January 15, 1926 in St. Francis to Rube and Hester Bryant Walker. He retired from AC Spark Plug Division after 34 years of employment. He was a military veteran of World War II, having served in the 10th Mountain Division. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Eberhard Walker; a daughter, Debbie (Marty) Ocedek; four sisters, Mary (J.D.) Wagster of Piggott, Dovie (Johnny) Culp of Malden, MO, and Myrna Walker and Myra Walker, both of St. Francis; three sisters-in-law, Martina Eberhard of Campbell, Cyrilla Goedde of Evansville, IN, and Margaret Walker of Houston, TX; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his close friends, Ben and Sharon Miller and Jack and Doris Butts. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and his grandparents. Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Flint. Entombment was in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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WALLA, Gail
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN: Gail L. Walla, 89, died December 9, 2009. She was born October 11, 1920 to Harvey and Letha Morgan Wilcox. She worked in the automotive industry, and retired from General Motors. Survivors include a niece, Sandiland (Gene) Langschied of Brooklyn; a great-niece; two great-great-nephews; and her husband's nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Walla; a sister, Lois Bowen; and her parents. Interment was at Cambridge Cemetery under the direction of Purse Funeral Home.

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WARD, Rev. Grover
QUINCY, MICHIGAN: Rev. Grover A. Ward, 84, died August 28, 1972 at his residence. He was born October 29, 1887 in Blakeslee, OH to George W. and Mary M. Ward. He was a retired minister, and served churches in the northern Ohio conference of the United Brethren in Christ Church, as well as serving in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. He was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fern Amaden; a stepdaughter; a stepson; and his grandchildren. Services were held at Zion Church in Ogden Township. Interment was at the Ogden Township Cemetery under the direction of Van Horn Funeral Home.

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WASINSKI, Edmund
WESTLAND, MICHIGAN Edmund T. Wasinski died August 2, 2007. He was born October 13, 1927. He was the husband of Vivian M. Wasinski; the father of Alan C. (Jennifer), Keith E. (Holly), Greg (Jill), and Brian P. (Alicia). Other surviving family members include a sister, a brother, and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

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WATERKUETTER, Joan
CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Joan Ellen Waterkuetter, 77, died December 29, 2006. She was born March 6, 1929 to the late Joseph E. and Catherine Hines Ranagan. She was a longtime nurse's aide at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, and the outdoors. She is survived by two sons, Karl of Irving, TX, and Joe of New Port Richey, FL; a daughter, Teresa of Caseville; a brother, Joseph (Beth) Ranagan of Sagersville, ME; and a sister, Mabel (Frank) Sutman of Linwood, NJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Waterkuetter. Services were held at Fairhaven Mennonite Church. Interment with military honors was at New Bay Port Cemetery with arrangements by Champagne Funeral Chapel.

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WATSON, Daisy
PONTIAC, MICHIGAN: Daisy S. Watson died April 16, 1977 in Pontiac. She was born Febrary 27, 1922 in Union County, Arkansas to Ed and Emma Kendrix. Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Mayberry, Erma Dean Freeman and Maybeline Watson; four brothers, C.W. Kendrix, Jimmy Kendrix, Earnest Kendrix and Robert Kendrix; and six sisters, Carrie Buggs, Nellie Ewing, Orlee Coefield, Rosie Wallace, Arnice Lee and Betty Rawls. Services were held in Pontiac. Note: There is a Daisy Sevola Watson at Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac with a death date of April 20, 1977.

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WEISS, Florence
CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN: Florence W. Weiss, 70, died July 9, 2008 at Hospice House in Cheboygan. She was born February 27, 1938 in Grand Blanc to Axel and Mathilda Bumgardt Lind. She was a member of St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir. She was active with the Daughters of Isabella, for which she was a past regent and state officer, and was also a longtime member of the Northland Players, for whom she directed dinner theater and costumed productions. She is survived by her husband, James Weiss; a son, Kevin (Laurie) Weiss of Grand Rapids; two daughters, Lisa Weiss and Jeannie (Randy) Enos, all of Cheboygan; two sisters, Hazel (Ralph) Williams of Carp Lake, and Juanita (Larry) Hadden of Creston, WA; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; four brothers-in-law, Fred (Evelyn) Weiss, Ray (Barbara) Weiss, Edward (Laura) Weiss, and Charles (Carol) Weiss; five sisters-in-law, Agnes (Roman) Blaskowski, Cecilia Makowski, Margaret (Bill) Beethem, Rita Bur, and Anna Weiss; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Mary (Reeves) Sheneman. She was preceded in death by a son, James E. Weiss, Jr.; her parents; a brother-in-law, Ronald Weiss; and a sister-in-law, Teresa Pratt. Services were held at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Christian Funeral Home.

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WELLER, Jean
MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN: Jean Louise Weller, 73, died April 20, 2006 at The Laurels of Mount Pleasant. She was born October 31, 1932 in Hornel, NY. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary, and enjoyed knitting and cooking. Survivors include her husband, Fred Weller; an aunt, Eleanor Shaut; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Louis Seyler; and an uncle, James Shaut. Cremation arrangements were handled by Clark Funeral Chapel.

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WHITAKER, Odell
FLINT, MICHIGAN: Odell "Lucky" Whitaker, 76, died July 9, 2007. Interment was at Great Lakes National Cemetery under the direction of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home.

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WICKS, Carl
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: Carl O. Wicks, 55, died March 20, 1952 at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. He operated barber and beauty shops, and was a native of Douglas, MI. He was a World War I veteran, and attended South Congregational Church. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion. He was survived by his wife, Helen Wicks; a daughter, Helen Wicks; a son, Gordon; three brothers, William, Herman and Frank; three sisters, Lena Haggard, Bertha Davis, and Minnie Smith; and a granddaughter. Services were held at the Sullivan Chapel. Interment with Masonic rites was at Restlawn Memorial Park.

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WILLOBEE, Leona
LUZERNE, MICHIGAN: Leona M. Willobee, 72, died November 24, 2009. She was born June 20, 1937 to James and Mamie Sands Bruce. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, crocheting, crafts, and going to flea markets. She is survived by seven children, Allen (Roberta) Bruce and Holly Bresette, both of Mio, Carolyn Phillips of Zephyrhills, FL, Judy Bruce and Amy Willobee, both of Luzerne, and Sue Willobee and Robin Bousselot, both of DeWitt, IA; a brother, Jack Bruce of Orlando, FL; a sister, Persis Doty of Zephyrhills, FL; 17 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Willobee; and a grandson, Lorne McDowell. Services were held at Mio Church of God. Interment was at Luzerne Cemetery by Lashley Funeral Home.

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WINSLOW, Dorothy
LAKELAND, MICHIGAN: Dorothy Ann Winslow, 82, died January 28, 2011 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born May 10, 1928 in Detroit, MI to Darel and Bernice Watkins Baker. She was a buyer for Goodyear's Department Store in Ann Arbor, and was also a manager for Tupperware Home Products. She was a Past Grand Royal Matron of the Order of the Amaranth, Past Matron of the Order Of The Eastern Star, and Past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She is survived by four children, Judy (Gary) Miller of Lakeland, Richard (Anna) Winslow of Bellaire, Darel "Butch" (Christy) Winslow of Pinckney, and Kathryn (Daniel) Holcomb of Coweta, OK; 13 grandchildren; and 11great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orland Winslow; and a daughter, Pamela Murphy. Arrangements were handled by Shelters Funeral Home.

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WOLFENDEN, Marjorie
CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Marjorie M. Wolfenden, 86, died September 23, 2006. She was the mother of Sandra Azar, Louise (Ken) Wasielewski, Holly (John) Masters, and the late Carl (Connie) Wolfenden; and the sister of Virol Gomolka. She had 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wolfenden. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bad Axe. Interment was at Grandlawn Cemetery under the direction of Obarzanek Funeral Home.

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YEITER, Edward C.
COPEMISH, MICHIGAN: Edward Clayton Yeiter, 88, died March 11, 2007. He was born March 23, 1918 in Lowell to Joseph and Ethel Yeiter. He was a former Cutlerville resident. Cremation arrangements were handled by Terwilliger Funeral Home.

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ZAMBETIS, Stephanie
IRONS, MICHIGAN: Stephanie Zambetis, 79, died October 11, 2001 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. She was born April 22, 1922 in Detroit to Stanislaus and Frances Kupiec. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Irons, and a former member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Detroit. She is surivived by her husband, Angelo Zambetis; her children, Michael (Donna) Zambetis of Grand Haven, Mary Zambetis of Atlanta, GA, Thomas Zambetis of Tucson, AZ, Michelle (Robert) Bullard of San Anselmo, CA, and Patra (Werner) Zambetis-Rychal of Munich, Germany; and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Francis. Services were held at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Irons under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home.

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ZARNDT, Lydia
FREMONT, MICHIGAN: Lydia Jane Wade Zarndt, 64, died December 26, 1911. She was born January 9, 1847 near St. Thomas, Canada. She came to Michigan at a young age. She and her husband moved to Fremont in 1877. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Zarndt; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Morrison; and four brothers, Clarence, Fred, George and Frank Wade. Services were held at the Methodist Church in Fremont. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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ZUSMANIS, Viktorija
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: Viktorija Arcimovics Zusmanis, 87, died April 10, 2009. She was born June 7, 1921 in Indra, Latvia to Vikentijs and Bronislava Arcimovics. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo, ND, and was a registered nurse at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center for nearly 30 years. Survivors include three sons, Eriks (Kathy), Andris, and Valdis (Dace). She was preceded in death by her husband, Augusts Zusmanis; a brother, Vikentijs Arcimovics; and her parents. Services were held at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery with arrangements by O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home.

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