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Marylee   Almas

Rick (Dusty)  Grimes

Dale  F.  Phillips

James  M.  Brydon

Douglas Ruggles

Clara  M. Westover

Margaret Gorringe

Jacob (Jack) Snyder

Christopher Krupa

Mary Dolores Macklin

Wayne  Lee   Nauka

Delores  R.   Haag

Leonard  E.  Wood

Duane Houthoofd

David Hutchins

Shirley Schultz

Robert   D.    Darling

Bernie   Thom

Samuel  M.  Robertson

Clarence  A.  Pettit Jr.

Teddy Kelledes

Don   E.    Somsel

Owen Conely

Carl Sanford

Betty Hennessey

Daniel Adamic

Thelma  E.  McKee

Hazel  M.  Kelch

Mary  Jo   Cargill

Vernon Wesch

Lou Ann Reish

David  C.   Scott

Patricia  J.   Eschtruth

John  W.   Turner

Diane (Nelson) McGunegle

Nancy Gerstenberger

Kenny    Fischer

Joseph B. (Jack)  Peet

Betty Griggs

Shirley Groth

Karen Kirkpatrick

Jeannine  J.   Forbes

Dorothy  N.   Faszczewski

James  W.    Stansberry

James Cork

Ova (Jean) Farmer

Larry  L.   Collins

Janet E. Williams

Jean (Jensen)  Doherty

Dorothy "Dottie" Ross

Frank McCoy

Neil French

Maureen Actipis

Paul L. Perry

Marylee V. Almas, age 74, of Saint Helen, Michigan, passed away peacefully Friday, February 5, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Almas has lived in Saint Helen the passed 20 years and was previously from the Marlette area.

She was born March 12, 1941 in Cass City, Michigan daughter to the late Grant and Mehila (Webster) Reehl.

In 1972, Marylee married Bud Almas in Bad Axe, Michigan.

She worked for Walbro Corporation in Cass City for 20 years until her retirement.

She was a member of Marlette Masonic Lodge 343.

She is survived by her husband Bud of 44 years of marriage;
Lori Michalki (Daughter) of Bay City,
1 Sister,
Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Grant & Mehila Reehl, son Ron Michalki and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. David Mulder officiating.

Burial will be in the West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood.
Memoirals may be donated to Marlette Masonic Lodge 343.

Visiation will be held on Tuesday 1pm to 8pm and Wednesday 10am to 11am.

 

Rick (Dusty) L. Grimes, age 59, of Kingston, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his home in Kingston. Mr. Grimes lived in Kingston and was previously from the Marlette area.

He was born October 19, 1956 in Marlette, Michigan son to Lowell and Margaret (Nickerson) Grimes.

Rick graduated from Marlette High School in 1974 and received his associate’s degree from Baker College in Flint, Michigan.

He worked as a councilor helping troubled youth at Wolverine Services and Teen Ranch for several years.

Mr. Grimes avid collector, he enjoyed golfing, watching the Detroit Tigers, sports, hunting, fishing, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

 

He is survived by his wife Janice of 37 years of marriage;
Lowell & Ashley Grimes (Son) of Adrian,
Thomas & Nicole Grimes (Son) of Flushing,
Marcie & Bill Fritz (Daughter) of Akron,
Sue Powell (Mother) of Kingston,
Danielle & Mark Esterline (Daughter) of Ishpeming,
Tammy & Les King (Sister) of Marlette,
12 Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Thomas Grimes and step father Gerald Powell.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Eric Kilmer officiating.

Cremation will follow the service at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

Visistation will be held on Sunday 1pm to 8pm and Monday 12pm to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

 

Dale   F.   Phillips , former resident of Decker and 1968 graduate of Marlette High School.

Son of the late Clarence and Thelma Phillips.

James M. Brydon, age 77 of Marlette passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw, Michigan. Mr. Brydon has lived in Marlette since 1962 and was previously from the Detroit area.

He was born May 7, 1938 in Detroit, son to the late Lloyd and Arlene (Wilson) Brydon.
Jim graduated from Cooley High School in 1956 and received his teaching degree from C.M.U. in 1962.

He married Susan J. Hood in August 24, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan.

Mr. Brydon taught Physical Education and World History at Marlette High School 1962 to 1999. He also coached wresting and tumbling team.
He was a member of Marlette First United Methodist Church and C.M.U. Gymnastics Team.
He enjoyed gymnastics, wind surfing, snow boarding, mountain climbing and spending time, with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Sue of 52 years of marriage,
Craig & Byronna Brydon (Son) of Marlette,
Andrew Brydon (Son) of Wheeling, WV,
Patrick Brydon (Son) of Marine City,
Jeb Brydon (Son) of Almont,
William & Joan Brydon (Brother) of Kokomo, MS,
Grandchildren, Courtnie Russell, Kirsten Brydon and Nicole Brydon.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Arlene Brydon.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Marlette United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dave Mulder officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Marlette First United Methodist Church or the donation of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 1pm to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette and Monday 1pm to 2pm at Marlette First United Methodist Church.

 

 

Douglas Harding Ruggles, 55, of Deckerville, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his home in Deckerville, Michigan.
He was born April 26, 1960 in Port Huron, MI.
He was a lifelong area resident, 1979 graduate of Sandusky High School and earned his Associates Degree from Ferris State University.
Douglas married Deborah Bradley on September 18, 1989 in Bad Axe, MI.
He was working for the ARaymond Tinnerman Company of Rochester Hills.

He is survived by his wife Deborah,
David Ruggles & Kristin Kovach (son) of Sanford,
Adam Ruggles & Kali Muentener (son) of Deckerville,
his granddaughter, Paetyn Ruggles,
Jack & Martha Ruggles (parents) of Sandusky
Mark & MaryLou Ruggles (brother) of Sandusky,
Scott & Andrea Ruggles (brother) of Big Rapids,
Allen & Margaret Bradley (father & mother in law) of Argyle.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Sunday from 1 - 9 PM and on Monday from 10 - 11 AM

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Jerry Griggs will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Downing Cemetery in Deckerville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family for establishing a Douglas Ruggles Scholarship.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Clara M. Westover age 70, of Clifford, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Marlette United Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.

She was born April 15, 1945 in Oswego, NY, daughter to the late Charles and Minnie (Dopp) Wills.

She married Brian J. Westover August 16, 1986 in Marlette.

Mrs. Westover worked as an Independent Contractor Title Examiner for many years in the Marlette area, retiring in 2015.

She was a long time member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marlette.

Clara enjoyed traveling, cooking, bird watching and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Brian,
Robert Mark & Jamie Reed (Son) of Marlette,
William & Heidi Westover (Son) of Marlette,
Clinton & Kimberly Westover (Son) of Auburn Hills,
Shane & Ann Westover (Son) of Caro,
Julie & Dirk Holley (Daughter) of Marlette,
Julie Robertson (Daughter) of Colorado,
17 Grandchildren,
4 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles & Minnie Wills and son Richard Reed.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marlette, with Pastor David J. Sutton officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to Our Savior Lutheran School.

Visitation will be held on Saturday 7pm to 9pm, Sunday 1pm to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Monday 10am to 11am at Our Savior Lutheran Church also in Marlette.

 

Margaret Elizabeth (Cleland) Gorringe, 97, of Sandusky, died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born November 11, 1918 in Deckerville, Michigan the daughter of the late Albert and Jennetta (Decker) Cleland.
She was a 1936 graduate of Deckerville High School and attended Eastern Michigan University.
Margaret married Dr. William Gorringe on May 17, 1940 in Lansing, MI. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary before Bill died on July 23, 2010.
Margaret was a loving wife, mother and a dedicated community volunteer; chairing the hospital auxiliary, serving as deacon and elder in the Sandusky Presbyterian Church, and volunteering at the schools. For enjoyment, Margaret loved sewing, music, bridge, gardening, and golf. After Bill's retirement, they moved to Florida for almost 20 years before returning to Michigan 10 years ago.

She is survived by four children:
Dr. Douglas & Robyn Gorringe (son) of Sandusky,
David & Grace Gorringe (son) of St. Paul, Minnesota,
Linda & John Mills (daughter) of New Vernon, New Jersey,
Anita & Dave Kreilein (daughter) of Boca Raton, Florida,
and 8 Grandchildren, Laura Gorringe of Huntington Beach, CA; Mike Gorringe of Sandusky, MI: Brandon Gorringe of St. Paul, MN: Katherine Gorringe of Oakland, CA; Christian Mills of Portland, ME; Harrison Mills of Hoboken, NJ; Taylor Kreilein of Boca Raton, FL and Nick Kreilein of Bloomington, IN.

Interment will be in Downing Cemetery, Deckerville.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Sandusky Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Katja Gruening will be officiating.
Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 4 - 8 PM and on Saturday at Sandusky Presbyterian Church from 10 -11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sandusky Presbyterian Church, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky, MI.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Jacob (Jack) Snyder Jr., 88, of Forester Township, died Monday, January 11, 2016 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw, Michigan.
He was born June 11, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Jacob and Kate (Wakker) Snyder Sr..
He was a 1945 graduate of Lincoln High School, Warren, and served in the U.S. Army in the occupation forces in Japan.
Jacob married Shiela Russell on September 30, 1950 in Detroit. They moved to this area 16 years ago from Clinton Township.
He worked in the Tool & Die trade and retired from Chrysler Corporation as a supervisor.

He is survived by his wife Shiela,
Charlet & Paul Sinda (daughter) of Wales Twp.,
Donell Snyder (daughter) of Okemos,
Laurel Snyder (daughter) of Clyde Twp.,
3 grandchildren, Eric Snyder, Amanda Sinda and Austin Sinda,
1 great grandchild, Katie Emma Snyder.
Jack and his many stories will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Kim in 1976, a brother Henry and a sister, Daisy Eberle.

Cremation has taken place the Sunset Hills Crematory in Flint.
A Memorial Service may be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Christopher Michael Krupa, 36, of Deckerville, died Monday, January 11, 2016 in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born March 9, 1979 in Flint, MI., the son of Robert and Pia (Witter) Krupa.
He was a 1997 graduate of Carmen-Ainsworth High School, Flint and moved to this area 4 years ago.
Christopher married Jeannette Conely on March 2, 2012 in Sandusky.
He was a member of Life-Song church.

He is survived by his wife Jeannette,
Robert & Pia Krupa (parents) of Flint,
Hunter Molfield (son) of Swartz Creek,
Kelly & Ryan Schultz (sister) of Grand Blanc.

Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial services may be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 


Dolores Macklin, 89 of Marlette, Michigan passed away peacefully Saturday January 9, 2016 at the Marlette Regional Hospital Extended Care Facility where she was a resident and under the care of United Hospice Care.
Dolores was born April 6, 1926 in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Daughter to Albert J. Young and Louise Young, Dolores was the eldest of nine children. Dolores attended high school at Our Lady of LaSalatte Catholic School in Berkley, Michigan where she graduated in 1944.
Dolores met Bill Macklin at a church dance and they were married on October 16, 1948. Together they lived in Detroit, Bad Axe, Harbor Beach, and finally came and settled in Marlette, Michigan in 1957. It was in Marlette that she raised her family of thirteen children - seven boys and six girls.
Aside from being a wife, mother, homemaker, and religious guide Dolores fulfilled several career opportunities including service at the Marlette Bakery, the Green Thumb and the Thumb Area Consortium. She also worked in Sales for the Chamberlain Shoe Store and Wilson's Jewelers.
Dolores had a heart for her community. She volunteered fifteen years for Marlette Hospital Gray Ladies with friend and co-worker, Antoinette Drzewiecki. Dolores was a member and parishioner of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and belonged to the Catholic Women's Group, the Alter Society. She also volunteered her time for Red Cross blood drives.
Dolores enjoyed social events with family and friends. She belonged to a card club, where she enjoyed Pinochle and Euchre. Some of her favorite memories were of times spent playing rummy with her children and grandchildren. Dolores was an avid book reader; she particularly enjoyed mysteries by Daniel Steele and Agatha Christy. She loved a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Dolores also enjoyed trips to the shore line and fall drives with dear friends, Frank and Toni Drzewiecki. She was always praying for others in any event and was a prayer warrior. She enjoyed talking with and helping others. She was always a compassionate person and the true sunlight of her family.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and four sisters; sons, Bill Macklin Jr., Michael Macklin, and Tom Macklin; daughter, Susan Birkenbach. She is survived by five daughters, Denine and Ron Dennis of Grand Junction, Colorado, Kathy Macklin of Traverse City, Michigan, Linda Fuson of Clio, Michigan, Peggy and Bill Heiser of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Ann and Tim Bower of Marlette, Michigan; four sons, Pat and Liz Macklin of Little Elm, Texas, Tim Macklin of Davison, Michigan, Mark Macklin of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Bob Macklin of Yale, Michigan; fifteen grandsons; twelve granddaughters; twenty-three great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and her lifetime best friend Antoinette Drzewiecki.

A visitation service will be held for Mary Dolores Macklin at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Monday January 11, 2016 from 1 pm to 8 pm with Scripture and Rosary at 7:30 pm. Visitation will also be held at Holy Family Parish, St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Marlette on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 between 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with a funeral service given by Father Bob at the church starting at 1:30 pm. Following the service, burial will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Cemetery. Immediately following the burial, a luncheon will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church hall, next to the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: United Hospice Service, 2770 Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marlette, Michigan 48453.

Our family would like to thank everyone involved in our mother's care while residing in ECF at Marlette Regional Hospital and for her very personal care while in her last days with help from United Hospice Care. Her care was handled with such professionalism from a very caring and compassionate team of hard working people. We are forever grateful to you all.

Thank you and God Bless,
The Family of Dolores Macklin




 

 

Wayne Lee Nauka, age 77, of Detroit,MI, passed away suddenly January 5, 2016, at Beaumont-Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn,MI. He had been recovering from pneumonia at Henry Ford Village Rehab, in Dearborn.

He was born on February 25, 1938 and is survived by his loving Mother, Eleanor Nauka.

Mr. Nauka served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves 70th. Tank Divsion 1963 to 1967.

Wayne attended Detroit Public Schools, graduating from Chadsey High School. He earned his BBS degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University.

He enjoyed his hobbies of collecting coins and special glass pieces. He was a lover of birds and animals and owned several.

Wayne managed and retired from the Town Center Office of Comerica Bank after 35 years of service.

Also surviving, Elizabeth and Henry Nauka (Aunt and Uncle) of Commerce Twp. and many first and second Cousins in the Janowski and Nauka families.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Nauka, his Grandparents, Mary and Louis Nauka, and Mary and Frank Janowski. Aunts and Uncles - John Nauka, Louis and Iva Nauka, Edward Nauka, Chester and Mary Janowski and Gus and Mary Janowski.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm in Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Douglas Richardson officiating.

Burial will be in the Moshier Cemetery in Hemans.

Memorials to Sanilac County Humane Society.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 1pm to 2pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel.

Pall Bearers - Thomas Janowski, David Nauka, Steve Nauka, Brad Haag, Thomas Nauka and Joe Santancelo.

 

Delores R. Haag, age 81, of Marlette, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.

She and her husband moved to Marlette in 1963 and was previously for the Clawson, Michigan area.

She was born Royal Oak, Michigan, daughter to the late Richard and Emily (Garber) Kimes.

She graduated from Clawson High School in 1952.

She married Emory Haag June 29, 1963 in Clawson, Michigan. He preceded her in death on November 29, 2007.

Delores was a member of Marlette First United Methodist Church and Marlette Regional Hospital Lady’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by he son Steven & Mary Ruth Haag of Mins, Florida.

Mrs. Haag is preceded in death by her parents Richard & Emily Kimes, husband Emory, sister Diane Gamble and half brother Stanley Kimes.

Cremation has taken place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

A memorials service will be held at at later date.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette Regional Hospital.

 

Leonard E. Wood, age 86 of Brown City, Flynn Township passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Christenson Care A.F.C. home in Marlette.
He was born February 14, 1929 in Silverwood, Michigan son to the late Ross and Neva (Brink) Wood.
He graduated from Mayville High School in 1946, where he enjoyed playing Tuba in the marching band.
He severed his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps 1947 to 1951.
Leonard married Beverly Davis - Hayward in Flint, Michigan. She preceded him in death October 12, 2009.
Mr. Wood farmed and worked 15 years at Pontiac GM Fisher Body Plant until his retirement.
He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brown City.
He is survived by:
Mark Wood (Son) of Petoskey,
Raymond & Linda Wood (Son) of Fenton,
Jenny & Frank Kesler (Daughter) of Prescott, AZ.,
Roberta Salisbury (Daughter) of Lake Orion,
Joyce & Don Yax (Daughter) of Brown City,
Christina & Archie Lobdell (Daughter) of Mayville,
Cindy Deiber (Daughter) of Santa Nella, CA.,
Ruth & Paul Becht (Daughter) of Streetsboro, OH.,
Deborah Wood (Daughter) of West Branch,
Gary & Lisa Hayward (Step Son) of Flushing,
Randy Hayward (Step Son) of Applegate,
Rozann Geno (Step Daughter) of Port Huron,
Donna Marion (Step Daughter) Grand Blanc,
Francis Wood (Brother) of Tawas City,
Shirley Davies (Sister) of Marlette,
30 Grandchildren,
38 Great Grandchildren,
6 Step Grandchildren,
4 Step Great Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ross & Neva , wife Beverly, brother Walter and sister Jean Howard.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:00am in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, with Fr. Mark Prill officiating.
Memorials may be donated to Marlette V.F.W. Post 4837.
Burial will follow the funeral at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Brown City.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday 1pm to 8pm and Wednesday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel Marlette.

Duane M. Houthoofd, 85, of Sandusky, died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Marlette Long Term Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born January 18, 1930 in Akron, Michigan the son of the late Alphonse and Iva (Frances) Houthoofd.
He was a graduate of Unionville High School and served in the U.S. Army.
Duane married Velma Jean Gage on August 1, 1953 in Wisner, MI. She died on September 28, 2014. They moved to this area in 1978 from Unionville.
He was a farmer and worked for Sanilac County Community Mental Health for 15 years.

He is survived by
Eric & Shirley Houthoofd (son) of Sandusky,
Evan Houthoofd (son) of Sandusky,
Elyn & John Gill (daughter) of Kingston,
4 Grandchildren, Anna Mae & James Mazunda, Joshua Houthoofd & Jessica Tedhams, Tamara & Robert Creager, and Ian & Stephanie Gill,
4 Great Grandchildren, Olivia, Libwe, Zachary, and Ivy.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Brenda and a brother, Lynn.
Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial services will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 12 - 2 PM

Memorial suggestion to the Family Discretionary Fund.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 


David Allen Hutchins, 78, of Marlette, died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at his home.
He was born May 26, 1937 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Ward and Arvella (Foster) Hutchins.
He was a 1955 graduate of Marlette High School and lived in Marlette the majority of his life spending, 1997 - 2012 in Luzerne, MI.
David married Mary Lou Schad on November 23, 1957 in Angola, Indiana.
He worked at Eastman Mattress and Furniture and owned and operated Marlette Seat & Upholstery Company for many years.
David enjoyed Bowling, Hunting, being at the cabin, and most of all his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Mary,
Tonya & Dan Krueger (Daughter) of Marlette,
Yvonne & Don Pallas (Daughter) of Marlette,
Stacie & Jamie Ebner (Daughter) of Marlette,
Grandchildren, Michael, Shaina, Rachel, Cody, Danielle (Graham), Ashley,
Great Grandchildren, Dayton and Lincoln.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michele.
Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Grace Bible Church, Marlette.
Pastor Michael Hollenbeck will be officiating.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

 


Shirley Ann Schultz, 82, of Sandusky, died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Autumnwood of Deckerville in Deckerville, Michigan.
She was born April 24, 1933 in Peck, Michigan the daughter of the late Bert and Anna (Daws) Johnston.
She was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Peck High School.
Shirley married Marvin Schultz on May 23, 1953 at the Elk Presbyterian Church, Peck. He died on May 30, 1997.
She was a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church, Snover.
Shirley loved to Quilt.

She is survived by
Sharon & Roger Gerstenberger (daughter) of Sandusky,
Dale & Carol Schultz (son) of Sandusky,
Barbara & Jeffrey Mohr (daughter) of Sandusky,
Beverly & Albert Gusa (daughter) of Harbor Beach,
Thomas Schultz (son) of Sandusky,
Lucky Warren (son in law) of Sandusky,
Marian Strickler (sister) of Prescott,
12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Kay Warren, brothers, Earl, Russell, Donald and Roy Johnston and sisters, Erva Fletcher and Lela Thomas.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Sunday from 2 - 9 PM and on Monday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Dale Barber will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice or Heritage United Methodist Church, Snover.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Robert D. Darling, age 81, of Marlette, life long area farmer, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.

He was born September 24, 1934 in Decker, son to the late Owen and Martha (Mark) Darling.

He graduated from Marlette High School in 1952.

He married Norretta Fenner October 14, 1961 in Port Huron.

Mr. Darling was a member of N.R.A., Sanilac Farm Bureau, Black River Antique Power Club & Thumb Two Cylinder Club.

Robert enjoyed collecting old tractors, reading and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Norretta of 54 years of marriage;
Karen & Phil Rea (Daughter) of Northville,
John & Debra Darling (Son) of Snover,
Ronald & Amy Darling (Son) of Snover,
Gerald & Sue Darling (Brother) of Florida,
Fred & Pat Darling (Brother) of Marlette,
Jim & Violet Darling (Brother) of Filion,
Norma Cryderman (Sister) of Waterford,
6 Grandchildren, Christian, Meaghan, Easton, Kaitlyn, Grace and Jeremy.

He was preceded in death by his parents Owen & Martha Darling, brothers Don & Mark Darling and sister Mary Geister.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Dave Coleman officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery.

Donations may given to United Hospice Service, 2770 Main, P.O. Box 307, Marlette,MI. 48453.

Visitation will be held on Friday 2pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Bernie Thom, age 69, of Gladwin passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his home in Gladwin, Michigan. Mr. Thom and his wife have lived in Gladwin the past 15 years and were previously from the Marlette area.

He born October 3, 1946 in Cass City, Michigan son to Gustav and Irma (Smith) Thom.

He graduated from Marlette High School in 1964.

Mr. Thom served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam War.

In 1982 he married Sheila Struble in Marlette.

Bernie worked as a truck driver for Roadway Express for 12 years, retiring in 2000. He also worked for Bob Lindsay Excavating and helped on Gus Thom farm.

He is survived by his wife Sheila of 33 years of marriage,
Irma Thom (Mother),
Karl Thom (Brother),
Charlotte & Lyle Brockway (Sister),
Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gustav E. Thom.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Michael Hollenbeck officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette V.F.W. Post 4837.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 6pm to 8pm and Thursday 11am to 2pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Samuel M. Robertson, age 86 of Decker, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Marlette Hospice Residence.
He was born October 21, 1929 in Union, Ohio son to the late Clarence and Leah (Romick) Robertson.
Mr. Robertson served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He married Sandra K. Baatz, she preceded him in death in 2002.
Samuel enjoyed woodworking, hunting and most of all, working on tractors.

He is survived by:
Tom Robertson (Son) of Big Lake Alaska,
Tim Robertson and Lila Draper (Son) of Marlette,
Thad Robertson (Son) of Big Lake Alaska,
Debra & Matthew Fischer (Daughter) of Marlette,
Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sandra, son Terry and daughter Tammy.

Cremation has taken place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

No services will be held.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette United Hospice Service.

 

Clarence A. Pettit Jr., age 47, of Marlette, passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at his home in Marlette. Mr. Pettit has lived in Marlette the past 17 years and was previously from Brown City, Michigan.

He was born January 5, 1968 in Lapeer, Michigan son to the late Clarence and Carole (Wright) Pettit Sr.

He married Clara J. McCombs August 27, 2005 in Sandusky, Michigan.

Mr. Pettit was a welder and self employed truck driver.

He enjoyed riding his motor cycle and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Clara,
Christopher Cowell (Son) of Columbiaville,
Kala Cowell (Daughter) of Columbiaville,
Amanda Pettit (Daughter) of Columbiaville,
Aurelia Pettit (Daughter) of Big Rapids,
Kasside McCombs (Daughter) of Marlette,
Katherine Wright (Daughter) of Marlette,
Tiffiani Pettit (Daughter) of Marlette,
William Pettit (Brother) of Arkansas,
Helen Cox (Sister) of Ohio,
Grandchildren , Ashton, Christian, Christopher, BreAyna and Macey.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence A. Pettit Sr., and his mother, Carole J. Wright, son Jonathan, grandson Damion and brother Jeffrey.

Cremation has taken place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Marlette V.F.W. Hall, 2942 Main St., Marlette, Mi. 48453.

Visitation will be held on Saturday 1pm to 2pm also at Marlette V.F.W. Hall.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

 

Teddy Kelledes, age 72, of Marlette, passed unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Theodora was born in Aleksandrow, Poland on February 11, 1943 to the late Tadeusz and Stanislawa (Sobulska) Dresler and preceded in death by her brothers Jurek and Witold Dresler.

Teddy worked many years at Teales' Cafe and Marlette Regional Hospital.

She was a strong, vivacious, and kind woman who loved her family and was always helping others. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.

A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00am in Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, Michigan 48453, with Pastor Michael Hollenbeck officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette from 1:00pm to 8:00pm Friday and 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday.

Graveside service will follow the service at Marlette Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the honorarium of your choice.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Kelledes; daughter, Kristine McMurray of Morrisville, NC; daughter, Sandra Jones of Marlette; son, Dennis Kelledes and wife Vicky of Holly Springs, NC; son, Robert Kelledes of Milford, DE; son, Jack Kelledes and wife Pride of Deltona, FL; daughter, Diane Kelledes-Chabot and husband Ed of Sterling Hts; son, Steven Kelledes of Orchardville,Il; and brother Richard Dresler and wife Peggy of Westland; fourteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

"You loved angels and now you are an angel".

Donald E. Somsel, 77, United States Marine, passed away and went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2015.
Donald or "Papa Don" as his friends and family have known him, was born in Nessen City, Michigan on April 8, 1938 to Lillian Milliron and Hearl Somsel.

He was a loving father to three daughters and one son; Debra Barauskas of Hobe Sound, Florida, Sharie Rutherford of Denver, Colorado, Kelly Ramsey of Flint, Michigan and Donald "Donnie" Vern Somsel (deceased). Father-in-law to Thomas Barauskas, Scott Rutherford (deceased) and James Ramsey. Grandfather to Anthony Barauskas, Sydney Rutherford, Stephanie LaMay, Taylor Ramsey, Blake Ramsey, Teri Rutherford-Bagwell (Aaron Bagwell) and Dan Rutherford. Great Grandfather to Braelyn Sleder, Timothy Bagwell, Annika Bagwell and Alexander Bagwell and loving uncle to several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his older brother, Robert Somsel of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Married to Sandra D'Angelo - Somsel, 1957 -1971.

Don served in the United States Marines from 1956 - 1958. He was a resident of Marlette, Michigan for the past 40 years where he was blessed with the friendship of many, many loyal and loving residents. Don was a true shining star in the community.

He was a Licensed Builder, Master Plumber, Class A Boilermaker, Partner of Somsel Brothers Construction, Partnered in business with Lynn's Custom Homes, ACC and "jack of all trades".

He is especially remembered as an incredible friend, creator, mentor and father figure to many. A remarkable man who lived a remarkable life and served as everyone's "go to guy". Don's immediate family was with him when he passed.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Eddies G's in Marlette, Michigan.

Memorial donations in Don's honor can be made to United Hospice, a non-profit organization, located at 2770 Main Street, Marlette, Michigan 48453. United Hospice provided outstanding care and kindness in his final days.

Papa Don, you will live on in our memory and will surely be missed by all. You really did make a difference in the world.


 


Owen Earl Conely, 78, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Autumnwood of Deckerville in Deckerville, Michigan.
He was born June 14, 1937 in Brown City, Michigan the son of the late Orval and Mildred (Gross) Conely.
He was a liflong area resident and 1955 graduate of Croswell High School.
Owen Married Priscilla Pattee on December 24, 1955 in Carsonville. She died on March 17, 1992. He married Joyce Hilborn on April 30, 1993 in Sandusky.
He owned and operated Owen Conely Masonry for many years.

He is survived by his wife Joyce,
Gregory Conely (son) of Sandusky,
Lily Sargent (daughter) of Sandusky,
Bernadine & Rob Gutierrez (daughter) of Carsonville,
Rebecca Stauffer (daughter) of Sandusky,
Jeannette & Chris Krupa (daughter) of Deckerville,
David Conely (son) of Sandusky,
Marcia & Jesus Guerrero (daughter) of Texas,

Carla Conely-Walding & Frank (daughter in law) of Lexington,
Sherry & Dave Thompson (stepdaughter) of Texas,
Brenda & James Hull (stepdaughter) of Sandusky,
R.J. & Constance Henry (stepson) of Snover,
Bob & Chery Conely (brother) of Brown City,
Elba & John Sutherland (sister) of Port Sanilac,
Jean & Larry Fletcher (sister) of Ruby,
Numerous grand, great and great great grandchildren,
and many other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents and wife, Priscilla he was preceded in death by a son, Terry Conely, Step Daughter, Denise Anderson, daughter in law, Kimberly Conely, brother, Dale and a Great Grandson, Austin Gabriel.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 - 8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky and on Monday from 10 - 11 AM at the Church.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky.
Rev. James Willett will be officiating.
Burial will in the Zion Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorials may be made to any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Carl Wilbur Sanford, 84, of Deckerville, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born November 5, 1931 in Deckerville, Michigan the son of the late Ray and Pauline (Gough) Sanford.
He was a lifelong area resident and dairy farmer.
Carl was the Valedictorian for the Sandusky High School class of 1949 and earned an Agricuture Technology degree from Michigan State College.

He earned State and American farmer awards in FFA.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 - 1957 with time spent in Germany.
Carl married Dorothy Gerber on February 19, 1955 in Sandusky.
He was a member of the Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sandusky, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Holstein Association, and the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy,
Brenda Sanford (daughter) of Deckerville,
Jeffrey & Ellen Sanford (son) of Deckerville,
Richard & Mary Sanford (brother) of Deckerville,
Anna Dow (sister) of Wisconsin,
Edna & John McConnachie (sister) of Deckerville,
Betty & Ray Treen (sister) of Indiana,
Catherine Sanford (sister in law) of Georgia,
Hollis Sanford (sister in law) of Sandusky,
7 grandchildren, Danielle Leander, Andrew, Catherine, Abigail, Sophia, Maryanne, and Benjamin Sanford.
Many other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Clifton and Harold Sanford, brother in law, Ray Dow.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 2 - 8 PM and on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky
Rev. David Shinbeckler will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.
Memorial suggestion to the Deckerville Educational Foundation or Sanilac Medical Care Facility.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Betty F. Hennessey, 93, of Oxford, Formerly of Marlette, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Lake Orion, Michigan.
She was born July 29, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mary (Lacroix) Mahoney.

She was a graduate of Nazareth College in Kalamazoo.
Betty married Robert J. Hennessey on May 11, 1946 in Mt. Clemens, MI. He died on May 20, 2001.
She was a member of the Holy Family Parish, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marlette.

She is survived by
Mary & Bob Puttock (Daughter) of Virginia,
Phyllis & David Chabut (Daughter) of Ohio,
Donna Bussure (Daughter) of Oxford,
Patricia Mahoney (Sister) of Arizona,
9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, James.


Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM followed by procession to Holy Family Parish, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church for a 1:00 PM Funeral Mass.
Fr. Bob Schikora will be officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Patricks Cemetery in Clifford.
Memorial suggestion to the Family Discretionary Fund.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com

 

 

 

Daniel Allen Adamic, 80, of North Branch, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 in North Branch, Michigan.
He was born October 3, 1935 in Rochester, Michigan the son of the late John and Gertrude (Travnikar) Adamic.
He was a lifelong area resident and 1954 graduate of North Branch High School.
Daniel married Ernestine Rae VanConant on June 25, 1955 in North Branch. She died on February 22, 2009.
He was a bus mechanic for North Branch Community Schools and later for the Wesleyan Academy and would fill in as a bus driver when needed.

He is survived by
Debbie Coulter (Daughter) of North Branch,
Danele Adamic (Daughter) of North Branch,
Daniel & Lori Adamic (Son) of North Branch,
Dianne Chase (Daughter) of North Carolina,
John & Virginia Adamic (Brother) of Silverwood,
Loraine & Morse Tackett (Sister) of North Branch,
7 grandchildren, Randy Coulter, Ryan Coulter, Reed Coulter, Anthony Chase, Matthew Chase, Jessica Murphy, and Jaclyn Adamic.
8 great grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by brothers, William and Norman.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Sunday from 1 - 8 PM and on Monday from 11 AM - 1 PM.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette
Fr. Mark Prill will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice Service of Marlette.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Thelma E. McKee, age 90, life long resident of Marlette area, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Marlette Hospice Residence.

She was born June 20, 1925 in Dryden, Michigan, daughter to the late Gilbert and Ruth (Gass) Talmage.

She graduated from Imlay City High School in 1942 and attended County Normal College where she received her teaching certificate. She also attended C.M.U. and E.M.U.

Thelma taught in several country schools in the area and also farmed.

She married Wendell McKee June 23, 1949 at Bethel Church in Marlette. He preceded her in death April 1, 1993.

Mrs. McKee was a member of Fellowship Bible Church and also volunteered at Marlette United Hospice, where she made quilts and bears.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, doing puzzles, taking pictures of family and volunteering at the Brown City & North Branch Thrift Shops.

She is survived by:
David McKee (Son) of Marlette,
Renee Wilde (Daughter) of Carleton,
Debra Oliver (Daughter) of Deerfield Township,

Karen & Bruce Chapman (Daughter) of Brown City,
Nettie Talmage (Sister) of Dryden,
Barbara & Joe Dotson (Sister) of Imlay City,
10 Grandchildren,
9 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gilbert and Ruth Talmage, husband Wendell, grand daughter Sara K. Oliver and brother Paul Talmage.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Fellowship Bible Church, 2935 Peck Road, Brown City, Michigan, with Pastor Dave Engle and Pastor Rich Kriesch officiating.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in North Branch.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette United Hospice Service or The Gideon's.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 1pm to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Monday 10am to 11am at Fellowship Bible Church.

 

Hazel M. Kelch, age 88, of North Branch, passed away peacefully Monday, November 16, 2015 at Marlette Long Term Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.

She was born April 28, 1927 in Marlette, daughter to the late Augusta and Elizabeth (Bourdo) Bader.

She married Orval Kelch August 5, 1950 in Marlette. He preceded her in death February 27, 2000.

She was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch.

Hazel enjoyed playing cards and games, watching birds, her flowers, taking care of her loving nieces and nephews as if they were her own and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by;

Bob Bowers (Special Companion) of North Branch,

George Bader (Brother) of Lapeer,
Louisa Armstrong (Sister) of North Branch,
Betty Miles (Sister) of Clifford,
Marebeth Miles (Special niece) of North Branch,
Several nieces and nephews,
Her dog Angel.

She was preceded in death by her parents Augusta & Elizabeth Bader, husband Orval, brothers David & Calvin and sisters Rosie, Agnes & Ida.


Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch, with Fr. Mark Prill officiating.

Burial will be in the Rich Cemetery in Mayville, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to - Marlette Long Term Care Facililty.

Visitations - Friday 1pm to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Saturday 10am to 11am at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch.

A Rosary service will be held Friday night at 7pm at funeral chapel.

 

Mary Jo Cargill, age 78, of Marlette passed away peacefully Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home in Marlette in Marlette Township. Miss Cargill has lived in Marlette the past 10 years and was previously from Des Moines, Iowa.

She was born September 1, 1937 in Marlette, daughter to the late Curtis and Velma (Cousins) Cargill.

She graduated from Marlette High School in 1954.

Ms. Cargill worked as a casino manager for over 20 years until her retirement.

She enjoyed traveling, hunting and spending time, with family and friends.

Mary Jo is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Curtis and Velma Cargill, sisters Phyllis Wiswell, Florence Heberling, Maxine Taylor and a Infant brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Dave Mulder officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the Marlette United Hospice Service.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 2pm to 8pm and Monday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Vernon Arthur Wesch, 91, of Palms, died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at his home in Palms, Michigan.
He was born February 22, 1924 in, Sandusky, the son of the late Arthur and Emily (Randall) Wesch.
He was a lifelong area resident and served in the U.S. Army.
He was an Artificial Inseminator and a Trucking Dispatcher.
Vernon married Elisabeth Eckstein Kunze on September 9, 1999 in Sandusky.

He is survived by
His wife Elisabeth (Lisa) Kunze,
Children, Melanie & Phil Kraft, Carol & John Gross,
Step Children, Nancy & Johnny Baumeister,
Monica Kunze, Sharon Thompson, Roland Kunze,
Grandchilren, Jessica Kraft, Rachel & Joel Kraft, Bryan Lambert, Matthew Lambert,
Great Granddaughter, Claire,
Step Grandchildren, Allan & Shelly Baumeister, Trudy & Tim DeRemer, Leslie & Jennifer Baumeister, Zachary Schmitt, Elisabeth Schmitt, Lukas Schimtt, Selena Thompson, Robbin Thompson, Josh Kunze, Taryn Kunze,
Step Great Grandchildren, Addison, Tommy, and Liam Baumeister.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Lambert and a grandson, Justin Lambert.

Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Zion Cemetery, Watertown Township, Sandusky, MI.

Memorial Suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Lou Ann Reish, 76, of Grand Blanc, died Monday, November 9, 2015 at Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility in Corunna, Michigan.
She was born April 3, 1939 in Sandusky, Michigan the daughter of the late John and Irene (Hagle) Pritchett.
She was a 1957 graduate of Sandusky High School and in 1962 she moved to the Flint.
Lou Ann married Daniel Reish on March 11, 1967. He died on September 6, 2002.

She is survived by
Marc Reish (son) of Grand Blanc,
Rex & Karen Pritchett (brother) of Durand,
Grandchildren, Tyler and Allyson,
Sister in law, Julaine Pritchett,
Nieces, Janet Cnudde, Dawn Demerly, Rhonda Pritchett, Wendi Lloyd, Cindy Fuja and
Bethany Pritchett-Koontz.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Pritchett.

Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Watertown Township, Sandusky.

Private family services will be held at Zion Cemetery.

Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

David C. Scott, age 80 of Silverwood, Michigan, passed away peacefully into the presense of his Lord on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Hospice House of Mid Michigan in Lansing, Michigan.

He was born on June 4, 1935 in Twining, Michigan, son to the late Benjamin and Freda (Bergeron) Scott.

He graduated from Madison High School in 1956.

David loved listening to country & gospel music, watching sports, especially baseball and the Detroit Tigers.

He is survived by;
Phyllis Scott Poole (Sister) of Silverwood,
Geraldine & John Drew (Sister) of Laingsburg,
Wesley & Claudia Scott (Brother) of Silverwood,
Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Freda Scott.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant View Free Methodist Church in Mayville, Michigan, with Pastor Paul Armstrong officiating.

Burial will follow the service at 3:30 PM at the Richland Township Cemetery in Prescott, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to Pleasant View Free Methodist Church, American Lung Association or the Salvation Army.

Visitation will be held on Friday 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Saturday 10am to 11am at Pleasant View Free Methodist Chruch in Mayville.

 

Patricia Jean Eschtruth, age 79 of Snover, Michigan, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Marlette United Hospice Residence.
Mrs. Eschtruth has lived in Snover the past 8 years and was previously from the Kingston area.
She was born March 21, 1936 in Brown City, daughter to the late Winford and Helen (Graham) Gorsline.
She married Lynn W. Eschtruth November 13, 1954 in Peck. He preceded her in death June 3, 2001. She married Leslie Dickinson July 28, 2007 in Kingston.
Patricia was a charter member of the Deford Community Church in Deford, Michigan.
She enjoyed traveling, sewing, crocheting, making jewery, playing cards, cat fishing, dancing and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by;
Leslie Dickinson (husband) of Snover,
Mark & Debbie Eschtruth (Son) of Kingston,
John & Paula Eschtruth (Son) of North Branch,
Debbie & Pat Wilson (Daughter) of Marlette,
Patti & John Rodenbo (Daughter) of Kingston,
Kathy & Stephen Knowalow (Daughter) of Las Vegas, NV.,
Sandra & Jeff Brown (Daughter) of Clifford,
Helen & Shane Robinson (Daughter) of Three Rivers,
Gary & Darlene Gorsline (Brother) of Brown City,
Betty & Ted Marcott (Sister) of McMillian,
2 Step children, Marla and Larry Dickinson,
26 Grandchildren,
25 Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Lynn W. Eschtruth, son Lynn W. Eschtruth II, grandson Joshua Eschtruth and great grandson Ethan Eschtruth.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at 11:00am in the Deford Community Church in Deford, with Pastors Jason & Amy Morgan officiating.

Burial will be in the Kingston Cemetery in Kingston, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital U of M Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Marlette United Hospice Service.

Visitation will be held on Friday 1pm to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Saturday 10am to 11am in the Deford Community Church.

 

John W. Turner, age 78, of Marlette passed away peacefully, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his home in Marlette Township. Mr. Turner lived in Marlette and was previously from the Fostoria area.
He was born August 10, 1937 in Marlette, Michigan, son to the late Reuben and Nina (Wylie) Turner.
He graduated from Marlette High School in 1955.
John served his country in the U.S. Army.
He married Louise L. Morris January 19, 1963 in Cass City, Michigan. She preceded him in death on February 23, 2011.
Mr. Turner worked at the Sandusky Kroger Store and General Motors in Pontiac, as a Fork Lift Operator until, his retirement.

He attended Hope Community Christian Church in Marlette and North Branch Wesleyan Church.

He enjoyed watching old John Wayne movies, traveling up north, Alaska and spending time, with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Richard & Annie Henderson (Step Son) of Marlette,
Joyce Ross (Step Daughter) of Boynton Beach, FL,
Barbara & Dean Rockwell (Sister) of Marlette,
James R. & Inge Turner (Brother) of Lakeland, FL,
7 Grandchildren,
Several Great grandchildren,
5 Great Great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Reuben and Nina, wife Louise and step daughter Carol Hurley.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Rick Turner and Pastor Paul Rohling officiating.
Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette with full military honors.

Memorials may be donated to United Hospice Service or Hope Community Christian Church.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 1pm to 8pm and Monday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Diane L. (Nelson) McGunegle, 67, of Sterling Heights, died Monday, October 26, 2015 at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan.
She was born May 15, 1948 in Port Huron, Michigan the daughter of Charles and Alice (Stepka) Nelson.
Diane was a 1966 graduate of Sandusky High School.

She is survived by:
Kristine Anderson (daughter) of Madison Heights,
Richard McGunegle (son) of Sterling Heights,
Jennifer & Scott Harnish (daughter) of Shelby Twp.,
Alice (Nelson) Baranic (mother) of Vassar,
Grandchildren, Kevin, Meghan, Keate,
Douglas & Carol Nelson (brother) of Sandusky,
David Nelson (brother) of Vassar,
Dawn & Gary Suitor (sister) of Saginaw,

Joseph & Patty Baranic (stepbrother) of Caro,

Ann & Terry McDurmon (stepsister) of Bay City,
Samuel McGunegle (former husband) of Carsonville,

Nephews, Brian Nelson and Jason Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Nelson, and son in law, Rich Anderson.

Cremation has taken place a Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, with visitation from 10 - 11 AM prior to service.
Pastor Jerry Griggs will be officiating.
Memorial suggestion to the Family Discretionary Fund
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Nancy Delores Gerstenberger, 76, of Snover, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born at home on July 23, 1939 in Lapeer, Michigan the daughter of the late Harry and Marjorie (Carpenter) Holderbaum.
Nancy married Lloyd E. Gerstenberger on December 6, 1958 in Hadley, MI. He died on June 26, 2008.
She worked at the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility for 38 years. In her spare time, Nancy enjoyed oil painting, visiting Pine Grove Park to view the boats, bird watching, and taking care of her cats and beloved dog, Max.

She is survived by her:
Sons, Alan & Charlene Gerstenberger of Snover,
Michael & Mary Gerstenberger of Saginaw,
Grandchildren, Kysha & Chris Warcznsky of Snover,
Todd & Melissa Laming of Sandusky,
Great Grandchildren, Keegan, Landen, Colter, and Braelyn,
Sisters, Evelyn & Richard Brower of Goodrich, and Sally & Bob Hrlic of Carsonville, Brother, Ken Holderbaum of Lapeer,
Many nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister and brother in law, Betty and Larry Watson.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 1 - 8 PM and on Wednesday from 12 - 1 PM
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Brad Gniewek will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron with interment in the Moore Township Cemetery.

Memorial suggestions to the Sanilac County Humane Society or United Hospice of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Howard (Kenny) Fischer, age 88, of Marlette passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at his nieces home in Marlette Township.

Mr. Fischer lived in Marlette and was previously from Flint and Davison, Michigan.

He was born May 20, 1927 in Marlette, Michigan son to the late Otto and Anna (Wilkins) Fischer.

He graduated from Marlette High School in 1945.

He married Mary Ellen Bailey November 4, 1950 in Marlette. She preceded him in death December 20, 2002.

He married Mary E. Clark November 20, 2004 in Davison.

Kenny worked for General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1986.

He enjoyed going out to eat, playing cards & pool and Debby's pets.

He was a member of Richfield Church of Nazarene in Otisville, Michigan and also attended Marlette First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by;
Alvena Burnison (Sister) of Reese,
Debby & Chuck Bliss (Special niece) of Marlette,
Several nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Otto & Anna Fischer, wife Mary Ellen, brothers Vern, Clarence, Lee & Leland, and sister Ester.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating.

Burial will be in the Flint Memorial Park Cemetery in Flint, Michigan

Memorials may be given to Marlette First Presbyterain Church, United Hospice Service or Sanilac Humane Society.

Visitation will be held on Monday 4pm to 8pm and Tuesday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

Arrangements By
Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,MI.
(989) 635-3658 - www.marshfuneral.com

 

Joseph B. (Jack) Peet, age 100, of Silverwood, passed away peacefully, Sunday October 11, 2015 at Carey's Young at Heart A.F.C. Home (Full of Heart) in Caro, Michigan.

He was born August 13, 1915 in Silverwood, Michigan son to the late Joseph and Millie (Jacot) Peet.

He married Mary A. Gammage January 30, 1937 in Caro, Michigan. She preceded him in death May 13, 1991.

Mr. Peet served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

He worked as a machinist and Foreman for many years, retiring in 1977.

Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, cutting wood, playing pool and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Joseph & Trudy Peet (Son) of Silverwood,
Rosemary & Michael Strange Sr. (Daughter) of Allen,

Don Anger (Son-in-law) of Kingston,
Arlene Heacock (Special Friend) of Caro,
11 Grandchildren,
34 Great Grandchildren,
52 Great Great Grandchildren,

Many precious nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph & Millie Peet, wife Mary Peet, daughter Betty Anger, brother Ernest A. Peet, sisters Grace Clothier, Nita Kreger, Martha Boening, Rose Teggerdine, and Clarissa Jacot.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm and Thursday 10am to 11am.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Len Wyatt will be officiating.

Burial will be in the East Dayton Cemetery in Wells Township, with full military honors.

Memorials may be given to the family's discretionary fund.

The family would like to thank, Careys' Young at Heart for their exceptional care they all gave to Jack.

 

Betty Jane Griggs, 90, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Stonegate Assisted Living in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born March 12, 1925 in Peck, Michigan the daughter of the late Russell and Hattie (Putney) Fletcher.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1943 graduate of Peck High School.
Betty married Stanley Griggs on June 12,1947 in Melvin. He died on January 29, 2004.
She was a member of the Peck United Methodist Church and a Charter Member of the Peck American Legion Auxilary.
Betty and her husband enjoyed wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida for many years.
She was an avid card player and could be found regularly at the Peck Bakery.

She is survived by
Larry & Suza Griggs (son) of Lake Leelanau,
Jerry & Cheri Griggs (son) of Peck,
5 grandchildren, Kelly & Andrew Bennett, Nick Griggs, Jodi & Jeremy Stafford, Jason & Tara Leonard, Joshua & Jessica Griggs.
5 great grandchildren, Peyton, Paige, Lydia, Isaiah, and Dylan.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, George, Leonard, Max and Harvey Fletcher, and
sister, Annabelle Rich

Visitition will be held on Wednesday from 2 - 8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Jerry Griggs will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Elk Township Cemetery in Peck.

Memorial suggestion to the Peck American Legion Auxilary.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 


Shirley May Groth, 84, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Stonegate Village Assisted Living in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born July 8, 1931 in Harbor Beach, Michigan the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Conquergood) Buchkowski.
She was a lifelong area resident, 1949 graduate of Sandusky High School and a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky.
Shirley married Charles Groth on July 18, 1950 in Sandusky. He died on August 17, 2007.
She worked at Yale Rubber for 15 yrs. and is fondly remembered as a bus driver for Sandusky Schools for 27 yrs.
Shirley's favorite hobbie was bowling.

She is survived by
Cheryl & Richard Wilfong (daughter) of Emmett,
Gary & Pamela Groth (son) of South Carolina,
Anthony & Nina Groth (son) of Cass City,
Sheila & Tom Phegley (daughter) of Tennessee,
Judy Harding (sister) of Sandusky,
Richard & Marilyn Groth (brother in law) of Illinois,
Dwight & Cheryl Groth (brother in law) of Illinois,
Grandchildren, Jodi Groth, Tim & Sheena Groth, Michael & Hillary Groth, Kristen & Ed Greaux and Andrew Groth.
Great Grandchildren, Tyler Niday and Caeden Greaux.
Several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by brother, John "Jack" Buchkowski, Sister Dorothy Jean Vannest, brother in law, Robert Eugene Vannest Jr., sister in law, Geraldine "Jerry" Dobek and brother in law Joseph Dobek.

Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky with visitation from 9 - 11 AM.
Rev. Richard Tino will be officiating.

Memorial suggestion to the Peace Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 


Karen Ann Kirkpatrick, 71, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at her home in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born May 30, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of the late Clifford and Gladys (Godfrey) Reed.
She was a 1962 graduate of Forest Hill High School, Grand Rapids.
She moved to this area in 1966.
Karen married Dennis Kirkpatrick on February 11, 1966 in Grand Rapids.
She worked at the McDonald's restaurant in Sandusky for 20 years.
Karen loved to garden, do puzzles, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis,
Mike & Marjorie Kirkpatrick (son) of Sandusky.
Mark & Bonnie Kirkpatrick (son) of Paw Paw,
Mike & Colleen Reed (brother) of Rockford,
Roger & Donna Reed (brother) of Cutlerville,
6 grandchildren, John, Casey, Ian, Cameron, Kolleana, and Abigael.

Cremation has taken place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with visitation from 10 AM - 12 Noon
Rev. Katja Gruening will be officiating.
Memorial suggestions to the American Cancer Society or any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

Jeannine J. Forbes, age 92, of Marlette, formerly of Clifford, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Christensen Care A.F.C. Home in Koylton Township.

She was born March 27, 1923 daughter to the late Jean and Hennritte (Skivee) Devens in Liege, Belgium.

She married Edsel E. Forbes October 13, 1944 in Liege, Belgium. He preceded her in death July 29, 1969.

Jeannine was a member of the Rebecca’s and W.S.C.S. in Clifford.

Mrs. Forbes worked as a Seamstress for Quality House & Drapery Factory in Marlette for several years.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening and playing yahtzee.

She is survived by;
Ann Marie & Ken Jones (Daughter) of Clifford,
Sharon & Rick Reamer (Daughter) of Homosassa, FL,
Kristine & Steven Verburgt (Daughter) of Cudahy, WI.
Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren,
2 Great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Edward Jean Forbes, brother Gerard and sister Madeline.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

Burial will be in the Christian Memorial Cultural Center Cemetery in Peck, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to the Marlette United Hospice Service.

Visitation will be held on Thursday 1pm to 8pm and Friday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.


 

Dorothy N. Faszczewski, age 95 of Marlette, passed away peacefully Friday, October 2, 2015 at United Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born May 18, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter to the late Frank and Anna (Advent) Musiel.
She married Walter S. Faszczewski February 11, 1939 in Clifford, Michigan. He preceded her in death January 9, 1996.
Dorothy was a long time member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette.
Mrs. Faszczewski worked at Moore's Dairy Bar in Marlette and 13 years at the former Ben Franklin Store also in Marlette.
She enjoyed working, cooking, making people laugh and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by;
Stephanie & Richard Hilla (daughter) of Crossville, TN.,
Ted & Virginia Musiel (brother) of Silverwood,
Marilyn & Ron Payne (daughter-in-law) of Sandusky,
Mary Lou Musiel (sister-in-law) of Waterford,
4 Grandchildren,
7 Great Grandchildren,
8 Great Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Richard, grand daughter Leslie Savage, sisters Frances & Genevieve and her brothers Edward & Henry.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky on Wednesday from 1pm to 8pm and Thursday 10am to 11am at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette.

Rosary service will be held on Wednesday night at 7pm at funeral chapel in Sandusky.

Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St.Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette, with Fr. Bob Schikora officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Marlette.

Memorials may be given to United Hospice Service or the donation of your choice.

 

James W. Stansberry

Age - 76

Of - Croswell, MI.

Died - Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Survived by - Wife - Patricia Stansberry of Croswell,
2 Sons,
2 Daughters,
3 Grandchildren,
2 Great Grandchildren,
1 Sister.

Cremation will take place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials - Marlette United Hospice Service.


James L. Cork, 58, of Scottsdale, Arizona died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at home. He was born November 20, 1956, in Sandusky, Michigan, the son of the late Robert Cork and Imogene Tenniswood Cork.

He is survived by his mother, Imogene Cork of Sandusky, sons Joshua (Leann) of Arizona, James (Laura) of Arizona, brothers Charles (Pat Roglin), and John (Susan) of Arizona, sister Kathy Cork Shokoohi (Farhad Shokoohi, MD) of Michigan. He also has two grandchildren, Ethan and Kalvin Cork.

Jim had a great love of life and, though his life was cut short, he filled up the time he here with enough adventure, entrepreneurship, and friends to last several lifetimes.

Jim had many careers in his lifetime. He spent time as a police officer, a high-tech computer software developer, a bed & breakfast operator, a heavy equipment trader, an Alaska dog sled tour guide, and all around entrepreneur.

He will be remembered by his love of flying, both fixed wing aircraft and especially helicopters. He also loved working with his hands to build things, welding, repairing and creating new things around the ranch. Jim fancied himself a cowboy and a cowboy he was indeed, both in spirit and in the practical sense of the word. He spent a lot of time riding & taking care of his beloved horses, even when his health did not allow him to spend as much time with them as he liked. Lastly, it should be known that he loved to spend time with his sons and grandchildren, teaching them to ride the horses, he loved so much.

Cremation has taken place a Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.
Local arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

 

Ova (Jean) Farmer, age 84 of Sandusky, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at McLaren Lapeer Hospital, Lapeer, MI.
She was born July 14, 1931 in Gainsboro, Tennessee the daughter of the late Comer and Mary (Cedar) Chaffin.
Ova (Jean) married Larry Farmer on February 1, 1949 in Romeo, MI. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2011.
She loved working in her yard and garden, and cooking for her family. She very much enjoyed providing beautiful flowers and plants for many people in the area for over 30 years as part of Farmers Nursery and Greenhouse.
She is survived by one daughter, LeeAnn (Ron) Chambers of Peck: one son, Jeffrey (Lisa) Farmer of Sandusky: four grandchildren, Matt, Adam, Holly and Rob: four great grandchildren, Rylee, Kaden, Emma, and Braelyn.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary, two brothers, Howard and Jack.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky with visitation from 11 AM until service time.
Cremation will follow services at the May Memorial Crematory, Port Huron.
Memorial suggestions to Sanilac Medical Care Facility or American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneralcom.

 

 

Larry L. Collins, age 73, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully at his home in Watertown Township on Friday, September 18, 2015.
He was born January 2, 1942 in Marlette, son to the late Loren Collins and Myra Joyce (McCoon) Cook.
He graduated from Croswell High School in 1960.
He married Karen M. Tanner, October 27, 1962 in the Sandusky Presbyterian Church in Sandusky, Michigan.
Mr. Collins worked for Yale Rubber Manufacturing Company (Trelleborg) for 42 years.
He enjoyed hunting up in the Upper Peninsula, visiting with people and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Karen;
Randy & Patty Collins (son) of Lexington,
Laura & Frank Ernst (daughter) of Sandusky,
Keith & Lee Collins (brother) of Columbiaville,
Cindy Pfaff (sister) of Peck,
Nancy Cook (sister) of Oregon,
Norma Jean & Dennis Smith (sister) of Marlette,
Bonnie Collins (sister) of Texas,
Melody O'Dell (grand daughter) ,
Heather Collins (grand daughter) ,
Randi Jo Fackler, (grand daughter),
Katelyn Ernst (grand daughter),
Adam Ernst (grandson),
3 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, step father Daniel Cook Sr.., step mother Theresa Collins, and brother Daniel Cook Jr. and Jerry Collins and sister Dorothy Edwards.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:00am in the Open Door Missionary Church in Sandusky, with Pastor Brian Ake officiating.

Visitation will be held on Monday 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky and Tuesday, 10:00am to 11:00am in the Open Door Missionary Church also in Sandusky.

Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in Watertown Township

Memorials may be donated to Open Door Missionary Church, 770 W. Sanilac, Sandusky, Michigan 48471.

 

Janet Elaine Williams, 50, of Sandusky, died Friday, September 18, 2015 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born July 9, 1965 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan the daughter of Alan and Elaine (Bork) Klinkhammer.
She was a 1984 graduate of Roseville High School.
Janet married Randy Williams on January 4, 1986 in Roseville. They moved to this area in 2003 from Roseville.

She is survived by her husband Randy,
Elaine Klinkhammer (mother) of Roseville,
Daniel Williams (son) of Sandusky,
Sarah Williams (daughter) of Sandusky,
John Klinkhammer (brother) of Roseville,
Joyce & Robert Kilanowski (sister) of Brown City,
Joann Peifer (sister) of Roseville,
several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Alan Klinkhammer.

Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Sandusky V.F.W. Hall in Sandusky, Michigan.
Memorial suggestions to the family.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Jean (Jensen) Doherty, age 90, of Marlette, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at her home in Elmer Township. Mrs. Doherty lived in Marlette and was previously from the Brown City area.

She born July 19, 1925 in Davison, Michigan, daughter to Christ and Nettie (Wagner) Kadd.

She married Ray Jensen October 15, 1946, he passed away May 22, 1990. She married Lawrence Doherty July 21, 1990 and he died May 3, 1999.

She enjoyed doing things with her girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by:
Karen & Roger Petersen (Daughter) of Marlette,
Karla & Randy Lyons (Daughter) of Kingston,
Jesse & Tracy Smith (Grandson) of Florida,
Kristofer & Amy Petersen (Grandson) of Marlette,
Neil & Brandi Petersen (Grandson) of Marlette,
Starr Smith (Great Grand daughter) of Florida,
Trace Marsh (Great Grandson) of Florida,
Emma Fick (Great Granddaughter) of Lapeer,
Jensen Petersen (Great Grandson) of Marlette,
Ariana Petersen (Great Grand daughter) of Marlette.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son Cary Jensen, granddaughter Angie Fick, and sisters, Joyce, Katherine and Neta.

Cremation has taken place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

No memorial services will be held.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Marlette United Hospice Service.

 


Dorothy Jane “Dottie” Ross passed away on September 15, 2015 at the Sanilac County Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, MI. She was 90.

Dottie was born on March 21,1925 in Highland Park, MI, to the late William J. and Hanna (Sprague) Somerville. After graduating from Highland Park High School, she attended Michigan State University where she met her husband Max E. Ross. They were married on May 13, 1950 in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The young couple, like so many in the post war years, settled into Detroit suburbia and started raising a family. They relocated to Marlette, MI in 1969, and Dottie moved to Sandusky in 2005.

She was an avid reader and golfer. Other favorite activities included skiing, boating, the beach at Walnut Lake, china painting, and playing cards, especially bridge and gin rummy. She loved hosting card games and entertaining her friends. She was a knowledgeable hockey fan. Max and Dottie enjoyed travelling with their friends and visited many countries throughout the world. Dottie continued to travel and “take cruises” after Max passed away in 1992.

Dottie was a secretary at Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park during the war effort, and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Joe Valentine, in Marlette, after her children were grown.

She is survived by two sons, the Honorable Gregory S. (Dorothy) Ross of Sandusky, MI and Scott W. Ross of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren, Melanie, Nathan, David, Caroline and Annie; sister in law Ann Somerville of Chicago, IL; several nieces and nephews.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Max; parents William J. and Hanna Somerville; brothers Jack Somerville and Bill Somerville; and a sister Virginia Somerville.

She left an impression on many, including, most recently, the staff at the Medical Care Facility.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Sandusky Presbyterian Chruch, with visitation prior to service beginning at 10:00 AM.

Rev. Katja Gruening will be officiating.
Memorial suggestion to the Sandusky Presbyterian Church, or Sandusky District Library.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

 

Frank McCoy, age 91, Marlette, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Marlette Regional Hospital Hospice Residence.
He was born September 11, 1924 in Minden City, Michigan to Dr. J.P. and Alma (Broadback) McCoy.
At age 18, he proudly enlisted in the United States Navy, July 1943 and served during World War II until March 1946. He participated in the Normandy Invasion aboard a Gunfire Support Craft and served aboard a Landing Craft at Okinawa and Iwo Jima as a gun sight-setter. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he graduated from Minden City High School and became a State of Michigan Bee Inspector.
Frank married Loraine Tenbusch on October 14, 1948 in Oakley, Michigan.
He was employed as an Apiarist, worked at Guerdon Industries, Marlette, and retired in 1988 from General Motors, Flint. Frank was a man of strong faith and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marlette, for 60 years.
He had a great love of family, enjoying leisure time with his family, woodworking, walking, and reading.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years: wife Loraine, and their eight children: Ken (Sandy) McCoy, Boca Raton, Florida, Sandie (Dennis) Cargill, Marlette, Dan McCoy, Decatur, Indiana, Cindy (Joe) Ruchgy, Portland, Indiana, Frank (Chris) McCoy, St. Augustine, Florida, Anne (Don) Redman, Marlette, Dave (Sheila) McCoy, Marlette and Elizabeth (Jeff) O’Donnell, Rochester, as well as 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, a brother, Richard (Bertha) McCoy, a brother-in-law, Edward Swiegert, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: John, James, William, Thomas, Joseph, Robert, and Patrick, sisters: Olive, Alma, Helen, and Mary, two infant siblings, and grandson, Cody Ruchgy.

Visitation will be at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 form 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., with rosary being said at 7:00 p.m., and on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Holy Family Parish Church in Marlette at 11:00 a.m.
The burial with military honors will take place after the mass at the St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Marlette.
Pall bearers are Frank’s son’s Ken, Dan, Frank and Dave McCoy.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be given to: Marlette Hospice Residence or Holy Family Parish Church.

 

Neil William French, 43, of Marlette, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 at his home in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born November 2, 1971 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of William and Cynthia (Miller) French.
He was a lifelong area resident and 1990 graduate of Marlette High School.
Neil married Karen Smith on August 11, 2006 in Sandusky.

He is survived by his wife Karen,
Cindy & Mike Clink (Mother) of Marlette,
James Johnson (Son) of Port Huron,
Mandy Johnson (Daughter) of Marlette,
Ashley French (Daughter) of Port Huron,
J.T. Barney (Son) of Marlette,
Ashley Marie French (Daughter) of Marlette,
Wayne French (Brother) of Snover,
Michelle French (Sister) of Snover,
9 grandchldren.

He was preceded in death by his father, William L.French.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Tuesday from 2 - 7 PM

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. Cremation will follow services at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial suggestion to the Family.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

Maureen Evelyn Actipis, 57, of Decker, died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born April 6, 1958 in Cass City, Michigan the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Bulgrien) Krauth.
Maureen was a lifelong area resident and 1976 graduate of Marlette High School.
She served in the U.S. Army and worked as a manager at the Census Bureau.
Maureen married Basilie Actipis on October 13, 1995 in Sandusky, MI.

She is survived by her husband Bill,
Robert & MaryJo Krauth (Father) of Sandusky,
Jim & Candy Fleming (Brother) of Missouri,
Dan Fleming (Brother) of Livonia,
Pat & Bob Bradshaw (Aunt) of Ludington,
Margarita & Joseph Bowden (Sister in law) of New Jersey,
Penny Haines (Sister in law) of Florida,
Jim & Anita Actipis (Brother in law) of Florida,
Angela Krauth of Decker,
Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette
Pastor Douglas Bradshaw will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.
Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Monday from 11 AM - 12 Noon

Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Paul LaVerne Perry, 79, of Marlette, died Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born July 13, 1936 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Harvey and Vivian (Jaques) Perry.
Paul was lifelong area resident and a member of the Brown City Missionary Church.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 - 1965.
Paul married Helen Plummer on December 15, 1962 at the Marlettte First Presbyterian Church.
He farmed and worked for Leer Manufacturing until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife Helen,
Aaron & Linda Perry (Son) of Marlette,
Mark & Lori Perry (Son) of Marlette,
Melinda & Rick Westbrook (Daughter) of Croswell,
Keith Perry (Brother) of Wisconsin,
Daniel Perry (Brother) of Imlay City,
7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur and Ronald, and a sister, Louise Perry.

Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Brown City Missionary Church.
Rev. Rick Fledderjohann will be officiating.

Visitation will be held at Brown City Missionary Church on Sunday from 12 - 1 PM

Memorial suggestions to the United Hospice or Brown City Missionary Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Anonka D. LaLonde

Age - 78

Of - Marlette

Died - Sunday, Sept. 7, 2015

Survived by - 2 Daughters - Tammy Harris of Marlette,
- Suellen Barnard of Center City, CO.,
3 Sons - Jace Sears of Kingston,
- Trace Sears of Imlay City,
- Russell Spohn of Marlette,
Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Cremation has taken place at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial Service- Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10:00am at her family home at, 6100 Cooper Road, Marlette, Michgian.

 

Memorials to - Donation of your choice.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


 

 

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