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Donna I. Braley, age 80 of Marlette passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born January 30, 1933 in Newberry, Michigan daughter to the late Arthur and Irene (Vallier) Pelletier.
She married William R. Braley June 6, 1952 in Newberry, Michigan. He preceded her in death May 17, 2008.
Donna received her high school diploma from Sandusky High School in 1981.
She attended the Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Catholic Churches and also was a member of the Sandusky V.F.W. Auxillary.
She enjoyed reading, watching TV and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by;
Charles & Marilyn Braley (son) of Sandusky,
Katherine Braley (daughter) of Marlette,
Betty & Chris Hufnagel (daughter) of Marlette,
Dolorse Pelletier (sister) of Saginaw,
Mary Pelletier (sister) of Saginaw,
4 Grandchildren,
6 Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Irene Pelletier, husband William Braley, brothers Thomas & Duane Pellitier.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky, Michigan, with Fr. Bob Schikora officiating.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky,Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10A.M. to 11A.M. in the Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky, Michigan.


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Thelma May Hipp, 76, of Sandusky, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born October 11, 1938 in Snover, Michigan the daughter of the late Irvin and Bertha (Baer) Trainor.
Thelma married LeRoy Hipp on November 23, 1957. He died on January 13, 1998.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1956 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Thelma worked for 13 years at Yale Rubber, owned and operated the Sandusky Party Store for 10 years and worked as a babysitter, which she truly enjoyed.
Thelma was a past member of the Sandusky Fire Department Ladies Auxilary.

She is survived by
Rocky & Paula Hipp (son) of Sandusky,
Troy Hipp (son) of Sandusky,
Brothers:
Leland Trainor of Snover,
Robert & Norma Trainor of Sandusky,
Paul Trainor of Snover,
Ronnie & Charlotte Ockerman of Snover,
Kenny & Donna Trainor of Kentucky,
Sisters:
Marion Bechtel of Sandusky,
Martha & Tony Barren of Boyne City,
Doris & Dave Johnson of Sandusky,
Marilyn Trainor (sister in law) of Snover,
6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, LeRoy Jr., a daughter, Cindy, Brothers, Leon and Russell Trainor and Sisters, Ruth Ockerman and Edith Trainor.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Sunday from 1 - 9 PM and on Monday at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Matt Osborne will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice Service of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Donna J. Bedford-Lawson, age 80 of Orlando, Florida died peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Winter Garden, Florida. Mrs. Bedford-Lawson lived in Fairfield Glade Tennessee and was previously from Marion, Indiana and Elkton, Michigan.
She was born December 31,1933 in Marlette, Michigan daughter to the late Charles and Mildred (Clothier) Clendenan.
She graduated from North Branch High School in 1951.
She married Donald Bedford May 14, 1955 in Marlette, Michigan. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1997. In April 13, 2002 she married Thomas Lawson in FairField Glade Tennessee.  He also has preceded her in death in 2007.
She worked 19 years as a Secretary for Marion Community Schools in Marion, Indiana, retiring in 1988.
Donna was a member of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, and St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Windermere, Florida.

She loved music and was active in he church programs and choirs.

Donna was an avid  golfer and achieved a "Hole-In-One" in 2009.

 

She is survived by;
James & Karen Bedford (Son) of Lake Forest, Fl.,
Paul & Robin Bedford (Son) of Orlando, FL,
Hilda Clendenan (Sister- in- law) of Marlette,
Grandchildren - Emily, Jackson, Madeline and Katherine.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mildred Clendenan, husbands Donald Bedford and Thomas Lawson, brother Ray Clendenan and sister Doris Hoover.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, Michigan, with Pastor Gary Butterfield officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, Donna's family would politely request donations to be made to Valley Teen Ranch, 2610 W. Shaw Lane, Suite 105, Fresno, CA.  93711-2775 or the Alzheimer's  Charity of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Saturday 5pm to7 pm and Sunday 12pm to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, Michigan.

 

Wilma E. Rabias age 95 of Sandusky, passed away Sunday December 14, 2014, at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility. Wilma was born June 5, 1919 to the late Edward and Erna (Miller) Duetsch.
She was a charter member of the Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky and a member of the Ladies Aid Society.
She was united in marriage on August 10, 1940, to her beloved husband Stanley B. Rabias who preceded her in death on June 3, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her sister Eleanor Bulgrin and brother Martin Duetsch.

Surviving are two daughters, Joanne (Burt) White of Sandusky, and Marlene Ebersole of Kalamazoo. She has four grandchildren, Diane (Dale) Johnson, Douglas (Kim) Neahusan, Kellie (Thomas) Kuhn, and Aaron (Michelle) Amenson; Ten great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren. Several Neices,nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Marsh Funeral Chapel,Sandusky, with Pastor Richard Tino officiating.
Friends and family may meet the family from 10:30 AM to 1:00PM prior to service. A luncheon will follow at the Peace Lutheran Church immediately after the service.
Memorial suggestion to the Peace Lutheran Church or United Hospice Service.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com

 

 

Rev. Duncan Sherman Ferguson, 72, of Sandusky, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at his home in Sandusky.
He was born October 10, 1942 in Cass City, Michigan the son of the late Duncan G. and Ella (Sherman) Ferguson.
He was a lifelong resident and a 1963 graduate of Cass City High School.
Duncan married Murial Kay Maynard on October 15, 1966 in Marlette.
He worked for Yale Rubber Co. (Trelleborg) for 30 years, retiring in January of 2009.
Duncan and Murial were on WMIC Radio for 32 years with their Voice of Victory Program.
He earned and became an Ordained Minister in 1989.

He is survived by his wife Muriel,
Sara & John Macha (daughter) of Marlette,
Rebecca & Brett Sayers (daughter) of Fort Gratiot,
Jennifer & Nathan Shephard (daughter) of Kentucky,
Bethany & Kevin Guthard (daughter) of North Carolina,
Matthew Ferguson (son) of Sandusky,
Frank & Jean Ferguson (brother) of Decker,
Archie & Gerry Ferguson (brother) of Kingston,
Donna Ferguson (sister in law) of Marlette,
Hugh & Judy Ferguson (brother) of Marlette,
Ann & Dick Henderson (sister) of Marlette,
9 grandchildren,
Daniel, Leo and Jack Macha, Jeremy, Emily, Zachary, and Abbey Sayers,
Caleb Shephard and Hannah Guthard.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Dugald and George Ferguson.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 1 - 8 PM and on Wednesday at Open Door Missionary Church, Sandusky from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Open Door Missionary Church, Sandusky.
Pastor Brian Ake will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Juhl Cemetery in Marlette.
Memorial suggestion to the Family discretionary fund.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Albert C. Foote, age 88 of Decker, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born July 14, 1926 in Argyle, Michigan son to the late Clayton and Eliza (Atkins) Foote.
He was a 1945 Graduate of Marlette High School.
Albert served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.
He married Marjorie Jones December 10, 1977 in Watertown, Michigan.
Mr. Foote worked for General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1988.
He enjoyed bowling, wood working, playing euchre and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie of 37 years of marriage,
Dawn Foote (Daughter) of Decker,
Nicholas & Rebecca Wendorf (Grandson) of Decker,
Andrew,Dylan,Carley Wendorf (Great Grandchildren) of Decker,
Henry Foote & Leona Brown (Brother) of Sandusky,
Ruth Foster (Sister-in-law) of Marlette,
Lois & Gerald Tallieu (Sister-in-law) of Luzerne,
Donna Price (Sister-in-law) of Sandusky,
Donna Foote (Sister-in-law) of Sandusky,
Herb Gerstenberger (Brother-in-law) of Sandusky,
JoAnn Foote (Daughter) of Lake Orion,
SueAnn Smith (Daughter) of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Eliza Foote, brothers Bob, Charles and Floyd Foote and sister Helen Badgero.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Todd Foote officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral in the Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Michigan with full miltary honors.

Memorial may be donated to the family discretionary fund.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 4pm to 9pm and Thursday 10am to11am in the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

 

Seth P. Thomas, age 18 of Dryden, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Saginaw Michigan.
He was born June 2, 1996 in Toledo, Ohio son to Donald and Julie (Ball) Thomas.
He graduated from Dryden High School in 2014 and was attending Saginaw Valley State University working on his Biology Pediatrics Oncology degree.
He attended the Gateway Assembly Church in Imlay City.
He enjoyed playing his guitar, playing football, spending time with family and friends and most of all serving the Lord.

He is survived by;
Donald Thomas (Father) of Marlette,
Julie and Marty Ellis (Mother) of Dryden,
Trenton Wedge (Brother) of Toledo, Ohio,
Nadia Thomas (Sister) of Dryden,
Danielle and Tim Smarszcz (Sister) of Lambertville,
Gordon Ball (Grandfather) of Sandusky,
Several Aunts and Uncles,
Many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Sunday 1pm to 8pm and Monday 10am to 11am at Good News Assembly of God Church in Marlette.

Cremation will follow the visitation at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 8. 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Good News Assembly of God Church, 4011 Van Dyke, Marlette, Michigan, with Pastor Paul Rohling, Pastor Mike Hollenbeck and Pastor Dave Krist officiating.

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

 

Ricky L. Willis, age 55, of Traverse City died peacefully Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his sons home in Traverse City, Michigan.
He was born February 20, 1959 in Sandusky, Michigan son to Ray and Cris (Bricker) Willis.
He graduated from Kingston High School in 1978.
Mr. Willis worked as a machinist for many years.
Ricky enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Jamie Willis and Marie Westman (Son) of Traverse City,
Troy & Carri Willis (Son) of Kalkaska,
Jess & Anna Willis (Son) of Kalkaska,
4 Grandchildren, Emily, Brooklyn, Thomas and Sofia Willis of Kalkaska,
2 Step grandchildren, Emily and Brycen Davenport of Kalkaska,
Ray & Cris Willis (Parents) of Silverwood.

He was preceded in death by his brother Larry Ray Willis.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Kelly Curell officiating.

Burial will be in the West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to The Gideon's Internatinal or Hospice of Michigan, 900 East Front St., Traverse City, Mi. 49686.

Visitation will be held on Friday 3pm to 8pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Judy (Bays) Gruetzner, 72, of Sandusky, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born December 17, 1941 in Sandusky, Michigan the daughter of the late Ivan and Viola (McQueen) Bays.
Judy was a 1959 graduate of Sandusky High School.
She moved back to this area 21 years ago from St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
She was a member of the Sandusky Garden Club and Open Door Missionary Church.

She is survived:
Brett Zion (son) of Georgia,
Holly Verhalen of Georgia,

Debra Alves (stepdaughter) of California,

Terry Gruetzner (stepdaughter) of California,
Marvin & Jolene Bays (brother) of Monroe,
Evelyn Wendel (sister) of Flint,
Janice & Stanley Kurzman of Waterford,
4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Maxwell Gruetzner.

Cremation will be in the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Open Door Missionary Church. Pastor Brian Ake will be officiating.
Memorial may be given to any organization of the donors choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Carolyn Tubbs

Carolyn is survived by her husband Donald of Sandusky, her 2 children David (Gail) of Port Sanilac and Eric (Penny) of Sandusky, her sister Mary Lou (King) Dibble of Bloomfield Connecticut, 5 grandchildren, Billie Prescott, Stacey Bennett, and Sadie, Hannah and Ethan Tubbs, and 2 great grandchildren, Larson and Lex Bennett. She was preceded in death by an infant son and her parents, Clarence and Ethel King.

Carolyn was born on November 24, 1927 in Lapeer Michigan. She grew up in Saginaw and spent her summers at the family cottage on Lake Huron. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1949 with a degree in education. She married Don, seven years after meeting him at the 4H fair in Sandusky in 1945. Carolyn began her career as a teacher in Imlay City before moving to Sandusky and teaching in the Sandusky school system. She and Don married in 1951. In 1957, the couple welcomed David into their home followed by Eric in 1959. Her children remember her as a strong mother who encouraged them to read, learn, and pursue their goals. Her friends remember her as a woman of good tastes and of her own mind. Carolyn was a member of several organizations including, the Delta Delta Delta sorority and the woman’s hospital auxiliary where she served as president. She was an avid reader, golfer, skier and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She loved literature and the arts.

Cremation has taken place. The Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 13 at Sandusky First United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at the church. Carolyn’s nephew Philip Duchany will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carolyn’s wonderful and blessed life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Tubbs Family Endowment for the Arts, care of the Sanilac County Community Foundation or the First United Methodist Church in Sandusky, MI. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Mckenzie Memorial Hospital, Covenant Health Care in Saginaw and the Sanilac Medical Care for their kind and compassionate care.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com..

 

 

  

Doris (Dorie) Bush, age 91, of Brown City, (formerly of Detroit and Clinton Township), passed away November 29, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Doris was born December 7, 1922 to Harry and Hattie Meyers in Portsmouth, Ohio. She married her childhood sweetheart, Franklin Bush, in Greenup, Kentucky in 1942. Doris was preceded in death by her dear husband, Franklin, in 1966 and her loving daughter, Harriett Ann in 1993. Doris is survived by her devoted daughter, Jackie. Doris worked for Henry Ford Hospital for 34 years. Doris was a women of great strength and fortitude. She faced life's many challenges with style and grace. Doris loved reading, travelling and going antiquing with her daughter. She was affiliated with many antiquing associations. Doris' infections smile and good humor will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI.
Rev. James Jacobs will be officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1 - 8 PM and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.
Memorials may be made to the families discretionary fund.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI., www.marshfuneral.com.

 

DELORIS SHIRLEY (SOULE) KRUMENAKER
Deloris Shirley (Soule) Krumenaker,78, Sandusky, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Deloris was born on August 22, 1936. Her parents were the late Ralph and T. Susan (McLeod) Norton.
Deloris was a 1955 graduate of Deckerville High School.
Deloris married the late Marvin R. Soule on April 14, 1956 in Deckerville. They farmed in the Ubly area until 1978 when they then moved to Sandusky. Deloris was a Nurses Aide at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility and then Deckerville Community Hospital where she retired after 30 years of service. Marvin Soule proceeded her in death on May 25, 1987.
Deloris married Francis "Duke" Krumenaker on February 16, 1995 in Argyle. Duke proceeded her in death on December 26, 2010.
Deloris enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, going for a long day trip and her precious dog Tango.
Deloris is survived by her 6 Loving Children; Geraldine "Gerrie" Kinnunen, Sandusky, Jimmy Soule, Sandusky, Nancy (Phil) James, North Branch, Paul (Robin) Soule, Snover, Caroline (Tom) Korkos, Rochester, IN, Donald (Tara DeVault) Soule, Sandusky. 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, 1 sister Bernice Jedynak, Clay, 1 brother Larry Norton, Nashville TN, 1 sister in law Janice Decker, Raleigh, NC, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a son Karl, a brother Elton Decker and a brother in law Bill Jedynak.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 - 8 PM and on Tuesday from 10 - 11 AM at the funeral home.
A funeral service to celebrate Deloris' life will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky at 11 am. Pastor Don Derby will officiate. Interment will be at the Valley Cemetery, Ubly.
Memorials contributions may be made to the family discretionary fund.
Arrangements are made by the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.

 

 

Robin L. Bissett, 29 of Marlette died Wednesday, November 25, 2014 in Lapeer McLaren Regional Hospital.
She was born August 13, 1985 in Royal Oak, Michigan daughter to Rod and Venida (Johnson) Lemier.
She graduated from Capac High School in 2004 and attended Ross Medical Education Center in Port Huron.
She married Andrew Bissett August 25, 2012 in Capac.
Mrs. Bissett has worked the past two years at Thumb Physicatry in Port Huron.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Capac.
Robin enjoyed gardening, reading, camping, Christmas and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Andrew Bissett of Marlette,
Madison & Brooklynn Bissett (daughters) of Marlette,
Rod Lemier (father) of Sandusky,
Roi & Sandra Lemier (brother) of Capac,
Robert Johnson and Heather Mazur (brother) of Yale,
Lacey Lemier (sister) of Capac,
Brandy & Jody Sullivan (sister) of Illinois,
Tom & Nancy Bissett (father & mother- in- law) of Sandusky,
Steve Bissett (brother- in- law) of Yale,
Patty & Robert Bartley (sister- in- law) of Croswell,
Leslie & Ben Campbell (sister- in- law) of Belding,
2 Nephews and 4 Nieces.

She was preceded in death by her mother Venida Lemier.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Fr. Doc Ortman officiating.

Burial will be in the in Capac Cemetery beside her loving mother.

Memorials may be donated to the family’s discretionary fund.

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

 

Charlene F. (Skelton) Walschlager, age 75 of Decker, Michigan passed away with her family by her side, Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.

She was born November 11, 1939 in Waynesboro, Tennessee daughter to the late Arthur and Velma (Risner) Skelton.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Thomas Walschlager of Decker,MI.,
Kurt & Celia Walschlager (Son) of Chesterfield, MI.,
Duane & Marlene Walschlager (Son) of Macomb, MI.,
Grandchildren Megan & Ryan Sandborn, Kristen, Brandon, Katie & Matthew,
Great grandson Brantley,
Patsy Burch (Sister) of Warren, MI.
Carol & John Brashier (Sister) of Waynesboro, TN.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Brenda, Donna, Maxine & Marlene and brothers Ernest & Billy.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, Michigan on Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Burial will be in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to United Hospice Service, 2770 Main St., P.O. Box 307, Marlette, MI. 48453.



Frank Harry Herron, 76, of Marlette, died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his home.
He was born May 7, 1938 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Stanley and Edna (Snyder) Herron.
Frank was a 1956 graduate of Marlette High School.
He served in the Army from 1959 - 1961.
Frank married Betty Lou Peters on August 13, 1966 in Marlette.

He is survived by his wife Betty,
Betsy Herron (Daughter) of Marlette,
Lori & John Herman (Daughter) of Marlette,
Ann & Mike Harding (Daughter) of Sandusky,
Ed & Jan Herron (Brother) of Caseville,
4 grandchildren, Alex & Zach Herman, Estee Harding, and Mike Jr. & Jill Harding,
2 great grandchildren, Nathan and Dawson Harding.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Frances.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marlette VFW Hall, Marlette, Michigan.
Visitation will be held at Marlette VFW Hall on Saturday from 12 - 1 PM

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

 

 

Lloyd E. Flannigan, age 84, life long resident and farmer of Marlette Township, died Monday, November 9, 2014 on the family farm in the bedroom he was born in.
He was born November 6, 1930 in Marlette, son to the late Hiram and Anna (Hillaker) Flannigan.
He graduated from Marlette High School in 1948.
He married Donna Belyea June 16, 1951 in Kingston, Michigan.
Mr. Flannigan was a member of Sanilac Farm Bureau, and attended the Marlette First United Methodist Church.
Lloyd enjoyed farming, wood working, gardening, mowing his lawn and spending time with family and friend.

He is survived by his wife Donna,
Mike & Jan Flannigan (Son) of Silverwood,
Peggy & Dale Jurn (Daughter) of Marlette,
Colleen & Larry Aultman (Daughter) of Marlette,
Kelly & George Grymonprez (Daughter) of Marlette,
Elmer & Lois Flannigan (Brother) of Marlette,
Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hiran and Anna Flannigan and brothers Lee and Harold Flannigan.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.


Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marlette First United Methodist Church, with Pastor David Mulder officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the Marlette First United Methodist Church or Heaven Sent Community Ministries.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10am to 11am at the Marlette First United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

Ruth L. Pepper, age 94, of Sandusky, Michigan passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born June 23, 1920 in Marlette, Michigan daughter to the late William and Lillian (Fahning) Boegner.

She attended Germania Country School and graduated from Marlette High School in 1938.
Ruth received a scholarship and attended Central State Teachers College in Mt. Pleasant for two years.

She married Charles L. Pepper December 29, 1946 in the Germania Lutheran Church in Marlette Township. He preceded her in death September 13, 2006.

Ruth worked as a Clerk in the Burkes Dry Goods Store in Marlette, before moving to Detroit in 1943 to work in the defense plant during WWII. She later worked for C.L.W. division at Excello Corporation as a first class precision carbide tool grinder and also a silver sodderer for 27 years.

Ruth and her husband resided in Ferndale, Michigan until 1986 when they moved to Kanab, Utah, where she was employed at the Kanab Senior Center as a assistant cook and baker for several years. She and her husband spent 15 years in Kanab, Utah, where she was a past president of the Canyon County Quilt Guild. She was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. and a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky.

She enjoyed playing pinochle, sewing and making quilt’s. She made many beautiful quilt’s, even winning a blue ribbon once at the Michigan State Fair.

She is survived by;
Michael Pepper (son) of Ypsilanti,
Melissa & Lee Cooper (daughter) of Indian River,
Margaret & Craig Zadosko (daughter) of Centennial, CO,
Olive Huebel (sister) of Oscoda,
Ilene Buby (sister) of Dearborn,
5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jack & Bill Boegner, sisters, Lillian Chard, Jean Mason, and Catherine Boegner.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, Michigan.
Pastor Richard Tino will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Germania Cemetery in Marlette Township.

Memorials may be donated to Peace Lutheran Church, 92 N. Flynn St., Sandusky, Mi. 48471.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday 3pm to 8pm and Wednesday 10am to 11am in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,Michigan.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

Thelma M. Phillips, age 93, of Decker, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born December 6, 1920 in Deckerville, Michigan daughter to the late Orville and Carrie (Dumas) Caswell.
She was a graduate of Deckerville High School.
Thelma married Clarence Phillips November 22, 1949 in Deckerville, Michigan. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1989.
She was a long time member of the Decker United Methodist Church and U.M.W. and was also a member of the Decker Eastern Stars.
Mrs. Phillips worked as a secretary for Phillips Oil Company and Detroit Edison in Sandusky for many years and also was a home maker.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers, bowling and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by;
Dale & Paula Phillips (Son) of St. Clair Shores,
Les & Carol Phillips (Son) of Decker,
Scott & Pam Phillips (Son) of Marlette,
Laverna Caswell (Sister in law) of Sandusky,
June Caswell (Sister in law) of Sandusky,
Grandchildren, Kelly & Scott Heussner, Joel Phillips, Stacey Phillips, Kristy & Paul Powell,
Bethany & Ryan Balks and Wendy & David Zampron.
Great Grandchildren Alex, Emma, Drew, Caleb and Lauren,
Several nieces and newphew.

She was preceded in death by her parents Orville & Carrie Caswell, husband Clarence, brothers Winston, Clifton, Frances, Arthur, Morris and Raymond Caswell and sister Reta Moehing.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Peter Crawford officiating.

Burial will be in the Elkland Cemetery in Cass City, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette Hospice Residence, 2770 Main, P.O. Box 307, Marlette,Mi. 48453.

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

 

Lee S. Yager
Sandusky, Michigan
Born March 22, 1922, passed away November 4, 2014 at the age of 92 in Lansing, Michigan. Married to Jessie (Jerry) Mae Moots on July 17, 1946. Lee served in WWII in the 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion. He was a long time part owner of Yager Auto Parts & the Sandusky Dairy Queen which the Yagers built in 1966.
Lee was a 21 year fire fighter for the Sandusky Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Sandusky property tax Board of Appeals for 35 years, was an Elder in the Sandusky Presbyterian Church where he also worked with the youth group. He was an active member of both the VFW and American Legion.
Lee especially enjoyed spending time with family both up north and at their cottage on Lake Huron. He also loved spending time with his son riding off road motorcycles while volunteering to maintain motorcycle trails in northern Michigan.
Lee is survived by his wife, Jerry, his son, Greg (Diana) of Lansing, two grandchildren, Scott (Malin) of Lansing & Jodi (Scott) Donnelly of Jackson and two great grandchildren Angela & Anthony Donnelly. He was predeceased by his brother, Grant.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky. Rev. Katja Gruening of the Sandusky Presbyterian church will be officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, the 7th & from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 8th.
A Sandusky Fire Department service will be held on Friday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sandusky Presbyterian Church or McKenzie Memorial Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at marshfuneral.com through their Guestbook.

 

Vada E. Overway, age 103, of Marlette passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born July 24, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan daughter to the late William and Eva (Peasley) Reaver.
She married John Overway in 1969, he preceded her in death May 5, 1978.
Vada worked as a cosmetician for several years until her retirement.
She enjoyed reading and doing cross word puzzles.

She is survived by;
Harvey Reaver (Nephew) of Marlette,
Diane Tarif (Niece) of Detroit,
Claudia Mach (Niece) of Oregon,
Many great  and great great nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband , brothers Jack, Eric and Harry Reaver, sisters Norma Pasek and Betty Wilcox , nieces Norma Pasek , Betty Wilcox and nephew Roland Reaver.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Eric Kilmer officiating.

Burial will be in the Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.

Memorials may be donated to the Marlette Extended Care Facility, 2770 Main, P.O. Box 307, Marlette,Mi. 48453.

Visitation will be held on Thursday 3pm to 8pm and Friday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Carmen M. Lopez, 68, of Snover, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at McLaren Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron surrounded by her daughters, brothers and sisters.
She was born March 15, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas the daughter of the late Eusevio and Pauline (Galvan) Mata.
Carmen married Roberto C. Lopez on August 20, 1966 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky.
He died on April 2, 2010.
Carmen was an active member of the Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church, and the church Ladies Society, the Sandusky VFW Auxilary, Family Support Services, president of the ARC,, president of the Snover Community Enhancement Committe and served as a Family Adovate for Handicapped Persons.
She enjoyed watching Novelas, Cooking, Dancing and going on her Girl's Trips.

She is survived by
Anna & Jack Lopez-Dorman (daughter) of Snover,
Febe & Joe Garcia (daughter) of Snover,
Roberta & Juan Salazar (daughter) of Pontiac,
Brothers: Ralph & Cheryl Mata of Sandusky, Jorge & Lois Mata of Marlette,
Joe & Christie Mata of Sandusky, Don Mata of Sandusky,
Sisters: Diana & Alberto Flores of Perrington, Rosie Ordish of Sandusky,
Lupe & Sidney Vandercook of Sandusky, Esther & Chuck Simpson of Sandusky,
Yolanda & Carl Hayward of Kingston.
8 grandchildren, Paco Dorman, John Robert Dorman, Marissa Carmen Dorman,
Calista Garcia, Sofia Garcia, Gabriel Salazar, Adriana Salazar, Paula Salazar.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lilly Lopez, and brother J.R Mata.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 5 - 8 PM and on Wednesday from 2 - 8 PM and on Thursday at Marsh Fuineral Chapel, Sandusky from 10 - 10:30 AM

A Rosary will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Fr. Bob Schikora will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the Veterans Memorial Park, Snover.

 

 

Sean A. Vanbuskirk, age 44, of Brown City passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan.

He was born December 13, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan son to the late Walton and Vera (Guenterbury) Vanbuskirk.
He was a 1990 graduate of Marlette High School.
Mr. Vanbuskirk attended Faith Baptist Church in Brown City.
He enjoyed Disc Jockeying, driving his van Tara, working on cars and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Aaron & Patsy Vanbuskirk of Snover,
Darcie Eagle (Sister) of Brown City,
Pamela & Kenneth Stancliff (Sister) of Sandusky,
Many nieces and nephews,
Several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walton and Vera Vanbuskirk.

Cremation will take place no services are scheduled at this time.

 

 

Pam J. Nashwan, age 54, of Macomb County, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at her nieces home in Capac, Michigan.
She was born March 3, 1960 in Pontiac, Michigan daughter to the late William and Carolyn (Bright) Henderson.

She was a self employed cosmetician.

Pam enjoyed spending time with friends and family, mostly the kids.

She is survived by;
Robert & Corrie Negron (Son) of Garden City,
Alexander & Anastasha Negron (Grandchildren) of Garden City,
Valerie & Kevin Henderson-Huges (Sister) of Clifford,
Janna Woods (Sister) of Clinton Twp.,
Matthew Henderson (Brother) of Traverse City,
Dave Henderson (Brother) of Lapeer,
Allison & John Kerpash (Niece) of Colombia, M0,
Melanie Ratliff (Niece) of Capac,
Natalie & Tom Skakle (Niece) of Marlette,
Marissa & Dave Patton (Niece) of Saline,
Stephanie Woods (Niece) of Roseville,
Jessica Contrera (Niece) of Roseville,
Kathleen Woods (Niece) of Clinton Twp.,
Clint Parker (Nephew) of Saline,
Ian Henderson (Nephew) of Lapeer,
Zack Henderson (Nephew) of Lapeer.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Carolyn Henderson.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marlette First United Methodist Church, 3169 Main St., Marlette, Michigan, with Pastor Dave Mulder officiating.

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

A luncheon will follow the memorial service at the Church hall.


  

Daniel Auston Dollar, 58, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

He was born May 15, 1956 in Rogers, Arkansas.
Daniel married Betty Peach on February 14, 1990 in Summer County, Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife Betty,
Edie Greenfield (mother) of Oklahoma,
Auston & Audrey Dollar (father & stepmother) of Arkansas,
Sandy Whitehorn (daughter) of Grand Rapids,
Daniel Whitehorn (son) of Grand Rapids,
Misty Dollar (daughter) of Oregon,
Darrell Dollar (brother) of Georgia,
Jay Lyons (brother) of Georgia,
Lori Letender (sister) of South Carolina,
5 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter.

Graveside Military services will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.
Rev. Douglas Richardson will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Jane E. Hayward, 68, of Marlette, died peacefully Monday, October 20, 2014 at her home in Lamotte Township.

She was born April 5, 1946 in Kingston, Michigan daughter to the late James and Marie (Strouse) McNiel.

She graduated from Clarkston High School in 1963.

She married Bernard L. Hayward April 5, 1967 in Clarkston, Michigan. He has preceded her in death January 19, 2012.

Jane enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by;
Rowland & Dawn Hayward (Son) of Clarkston,
Cindy & Jeff Swartz (Daughter) of Colorado,
Scott & Reginia Hayward (Son) of Lapeer,
Marcy & Rick Watters (Daughter) of Linden,
Patricia Rohn (Sister) of Clarkston,
Mary Lou & Bill Ison (Sister) of Clarkston,
Ruthann & Chuck Overly (Sister) Clarkston,
JoAnn & Don Zimmerman (Sister) Henderson, NV.,
11 Grandchildren,
9 Great Grandchilden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Jimmy McNiel III.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in Lamotte Township Fire Hall, 6271 Snover, Rd., Decker, MI. 48426, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating.

Memorials may be donated to, Mclaren Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 2110 16th. St., 7, Bay City,MI. 48708.

 

Corey J. Blatt, 33, of Marlette, died suddenly Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in Burlington Township, Michigan.
He was born December 1, 1980 in Lapeer, Michigan son to James Westover and Carol (Smith) Blatt.
He attended Marlette High School.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Angel Blatt (Daughter) of Kingston,
James Westover (Father) of Marlette,
Carol Blatt (Mother) of Marlette,
Mark & Michelle Blatt (Brother) of Clifford,
Nathan & Jodi Blatt (Brother) of Otter Lake,

James Westover Jr. (Brother) of Marlette,

Allen Pratt (Brother) of Sandusky,
Janet & Russell Langley (Sister) of Decker,
Jackie & Dan Syms (Sister) of Caro.
Several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood, Michigan.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

 

  

Marabelle J. Howell, 84, of Marlette, died Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Mary's of Michigan Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.
She was born September 16, 1930 in Piqua, Ohio the daughter of the late Werley and Ruth (Chippley) Miller.
She was a 1948 graduate of Piqua Central High School.
Marabelle married Hubert Howell on December 2, 1948 in Piqua, Ohio.
They moved to this area in 1970 from Piqua.
Marabelle worked at Quality House in Marlette for many years.
She was a member of the Marlette Baptist Church and worked as Secretary for the church.

She is survived by her husband Hubert,
Kimberly & Brent Hager (Daughter) of Georgia,
Timothy & Janet Howell (Son) of Holland,
Tammy & Ted Brzezinski (Daughter) of Kingston,
Samantha & Gary Jones (Daughter) of Fenton,
10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Wion.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Thursday from 2 - 8 PM and on Friday at Marlette Baptist Church, Marlette from 10 - 11 AM

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marlette Baptist Church, Marlette.
Pastor Jim Buckley will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.
Memorial suggestion to the Marlette Baptist Church, or any Charity of the Donors Personal Choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Norman H. Bolick, age 88, of Carsonville, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Mr. Bolick has lived in Washington Township, since 1982 and was previously from Warren, Michigan area.

He was born September 9, 1926 in Terrahouth, Indiana son to the  late Dewey and Hazel (Parsons) Bolick.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in Warren in 1944 and served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre.
He worked as a Elevator Repairman for the Detroit Elevator.
He enjoyed golfing, hunting, out door activities and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Lucille Tylkowski Bolick of Carsonville, MI,
Kathy & Dennis Daly (daughter) of Warren,
Karen Rini (daughter) of Romeo,
Joanne & Vaughn Atkinson (step daughter) of Baldwin,
Janice & Gary Johnson (step daughter) of Jackson County,
Larry & Janice Tylkowski (step son) of Algonac,
Ralph Bolick (brother) of New Baltimore,
Shirley & Marlin Griffin (sister) of New Baltimore,
9 Grandchildren,
12 Great Grandchildren,
2 Great Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Hazel Bolick, daughter Ellen Scaglione, brothers Dewey and Bill Bolick.

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

Memorial services with full military honors will be held Saturday, October 18,2014 at 2:00 P.M. in Amvets Post 72, 57581 Amvets Drive, New Haven, Michigan 48048, with Rev. Donald Johnson officiating.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

 

     Thomas Lloyd Ritz, 76, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born February 25, 1938 in Yale, Michigan the son of the late Lloyd and Mildred (Regan) Ritz.
He was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Yale High School.
Thomas married Joyce Barr on November 22, 1958 in Sandusky.
He worked as the Human Resource Director at Trelleborg Manufacturing retiring in 2002.
Thomas managed the Forester Family Park for many years.

He also served on Sandusky City Council for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife Joyce,
Tammy & Al DeMott (daughter) of Sandusky,
Debbie & Rico Hernandez (daughter) of Croswell,
Suzi & Hal Krosnicki (daughter) of Peck,
Robert & Jean Ritz (brother) of Port Huron,
Grandchildren, Desiree Benavides, Ashley Krosnicki, Nick Putz, Sasra Bishop, Chet Putz, Kati Riddle, Allison DeMott, and Marissa DeMott.
7 Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 3 - 9 PM and on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Matt Osborne will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial may be made to any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

    Edith Marie McKenney, 92, of Snover, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Autumnwood of Deckerville in Deckerville, Michigan.
She was born August 15, 1922 in Snover, Michigan the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Ervin) Arnold.
She was a lifelong area resident and business owner.
Edith married Donald McKenney on October 12, 1940 in Bay City. He died on January 18, 1988.
She was a past member of the Snover Faith Free Methodist Church and a member of the Snover Literacy Club.
Edith loved her family and loved making family quilts, gardening, bird watching and search a words.

She is survived by
Dwight & Sally McKenney (son) of Snover,
Charlotte & Jerry Wolf (daughter) of Ohio,
Dean & Judy McKenney (son) of Snover,
Connie & Rick Kappel (daughter) of Snover,
Barbara McKenney (daughter in law) of North Branch,
Leslie Dickinson (special brother) of Snover,
28 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jon Paul McKenney, a brother, Ervin Arnold, and a sister, Dora Ann (Peggy) Rushlo.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Thursday from 3 - 9 PM and on Friday from 12 - 1 PM
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Dale Woods Jr., Rev. Marc Livingston and Rev. Brian Ake will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery.
Memorial suggestion to the Gideons, or any charity of the donors choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Katherine R. Baldwin, 96, of Marlette, passed away peacefully Monday, September 29, 2014 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.

Mrs. Baldwin has lived in Marlette since 1956 and was previously from the Detroit area.

She was born October 4, 1917 in Kalkaska, Michigan daughter to the late George and Claire McCall.

She married Emerson Baldwin March 26, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. He preceded her in death January 30, 1998.

Katherine worked as a Nurses Aid for the Marlette Community Hospital and was a home maker.

She was a long time member of the Marlette First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Woman’s, also Danish Sisterhood and Country Gails.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Claire McCall, husband Emerson , two brothers and 1 sisters.


Funeral services will be held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Dave Mulder and Pastor Matt Osborn officiating.

Burial will be in the Omard Cemetery in Brown Brown City.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette United Methodist Church or United Hospice Service.

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

 

    Velma J. Houthoofd, 80, of Sandusky, Michigan, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan. Mrs. Houthoofd lived in Sandusky since 1978 and was previously from Unionville and Akron, Michigan.
She was born April 28, 1934 in Akron, Michigan daughter to the late Richardson and Mary (Hickey) Gage.
She graduated from Akron High School.
She married Duane M. Houthoofd August 1, 1953 in Wisner, Michigan.
She worked as a cook and waitress for China Lee and West Park Restaurants in Sandusky and also worked at Jerry Foodland and Snover Stamping.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Duane of 61 years of marriage,
Eric and Shirley Houthoofd (son) of Sandusky,
Evan Houthoofd (son) of Sandusky,
Elyn & John Gill (daughter) of Kingston,
Alice Koisk (sister) of Essexville,
Betty & Oscar Donohue (sister) of Grand Blanc,
Four grandchildren Anna Mae, Joshua, Tamara and Ian,
Four great grandchildren Olivia, Libwe, Zachary and Ivy.

She was preceded in death by her parent and daughter- in- law Brenda Houthoofd, brother Junior Gage and sister Phyliss Nitz.
Cremation has taken place a Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky,Michigan.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 from 11AM to 1PM at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky.
Memorials may be given to the family’s discretionary fund.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.




 

William C. McWilliams, 84, of Sandusky died peacefully Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born June 6, 1930 in Sandusky to the late Cecill and Sylvia (Anderson) McWilliams.
He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1948.
He married Margaret J. MacPherson April 11, 1953 in Marlette. She preceded him in death February 13, 2010.
Mr. McWilliams farmed, worked at Travco Corp. in Brown City and for Keys Radio TV & Appliances in Sandusky until his retirement.
William enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by;
Ron & Terry McWilliams (son) of Melvin,
Elizabeth McWilliams (daughter) of North Carolina,
Justen C. McWilliams (grandson) of Sandusky,
Donna & Bruce Meddaugh (sister) of Sandusky.

He is preceded in death by his parents Cecill and Sylvia McWilliams and his wife Margaret.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Pastor Chris Wolf will be officiating.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.

Memorials maybe given to the honorarium of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 1pm to 8pm and Thursday 12pm to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.

 

Naomi J. Ross, 80, of Marlette, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 1, 1934 in Keota, Iowa to Marguerite (Fausett) and Andrew Helming.
She spent most of her childhood in Harrison, Michigan before moving to Marlette, Michigan as a teenager.
She married Norman Ross on March 16, 1951 and together they farmed, raised their family, and retired in the Marlette area.
She was an avid reader, loved doing jigsaw puzzles, bird watching, the outdoors, watching sports and was proud of her Chocktaw Indian heritage and most of all, her family.

She is survived by her husband Norman of 63 years of Marlette; children Andy (Linda) Ross of Marlette, Mary (Bob) Dettwiler of Traverse City, Melvin (Sylvia) Ross of Marlette, Rex (Jane) Ross of Marlette, Janet (John) Bloor of Marlette, Nancy (Randy) Foster of Marlette, Melanie (Alice Ashmore) Ross of Clio, Rose (Jim) Gomes of Marlette, sisters Bonnie Northrup of Croswell, and Esther Joyner Portsmouth, Virginia, 21 Grandchildren and 35 Great Grandchildren, special family friend Dan Tracy and many special nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Jill Morell and sister Betty Wilcox.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Marlette First Presbyterian Church, 6590 W. Marlette St., Marlette, Michigan 48453, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon unitil 1pm the time at Marlette First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials are suggested to Marlette United Hospice Service, 2770 Main, P.O. Box 307, Marlette, MI. 48453 or the donation of your choice.

 

Lois Lovell, age 95, of Midland, formerly of Marlette, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Brittany Manor in Midland, MI. She has gone to be with the Lord.

She was born March 12, 1919 in Rochester, Michigan, the daughter of the late Roy and Vida (Flumerfelt) Whims of Rochester. She obtained a teaching degree and taught at a country school near Birmingham, MI. On June 7, 1944 Lois Whims married Wayne Lovell in Rochester.

The couple spent most of their married life in the Marlette area. For many years Lois helped Wayne with his bulldozing business. He predeceased her unexpectedly September 26, 1980.

Survivors include their one son, Ronald of Lake Orion; two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Betty Carol) Suitor of Midland and Mrs. Joseph (Nancy) O'Shea of Lansing; daughter-in-law Jean Lovell of Waterford; one sister, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lovell was predeceased by her parents Roy and Vida Whims, husband Wayne and son Robert.

Lois was active in the 4-H Extension Group in her area, United Methodist Women, and the New Dawn Circle at the First United Methodist Church in Marlette. She also worked at the blood drives coordinated through the local Red Cross.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Marlette First United Methodist Church in Marlette, with Pastor Dave Mulder and Rev. Daniel Bowman officiating.

Interment will be in the Mount Avon Cemetery, Rochester, MI.

Pallbearers will include James Reichert, George Reichert, Brad Reichert, Jake Saylor, Steve Taylor and Ryan Higuchi.

Visitation will be held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Wednesday, October 1st. from 1pm to 8pm and Thursday October 2nd. from 9am to 10am at Marlette First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marlette First United Methodist Church, 3169 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453.

 

 


Dorothy Jean Vannest, 80, of Sandusky, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Michigan.
She was born May 6, 1934 in Harbor Beach, Michigan the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Lindsay) Buchkowski.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1952 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Dorothy married Robert E. Vannest on July 5, 1952 in Sandusky. He died on April 30, 2010.
She worked as a Michigan Bell Telephone Operator, at Yale Rubber in Sandusky, Atkins Pharmacy, Sandusky, The Pine House in Deckerville, the Deli at Jerry's Foodland and was owner of Vannest Patent Medicine in Peck.
Dorothy was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac, a past member of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sandusky and Volunteered at the Department Of Human Services as a driver.

She is survived by
Tammy (Jim) Philp (daughter) of Ubly,
Heidi Krause (daughter) and special friend Lane Smith and son Connor of Sandusky,
Robert II (Chip) (Paula) Vannest (son) of Deckerville,
Grandchildren, Darcie (Ryan) Roberts of Mt. Pleasant, Erica (Aaron) Bazydlo of Clyde Twp., Rebecca (Heath) Harris of Ubly, Rachel Krause of Sandusky, Lauren Krause of Sandusky, Marina Vannest of Deckerville, Lucas Vannest of Deckerville, Nick McMann of Deckerville.
Great Grandchildren, Ian Roberts and Taryn Roberts of Mt. Pleasant.
Shirley Groth (sister) of Sandusky,
Judy Harding (sister) of Sandusky,
Clifford VanNest (brother in law) of Royal Oak.
Leota Baerwolf (sister in law) of Sandusky.
Several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, John (Jack) Buchkowski, Brother and Sister in Laws, Elva VanNest, Wilmer Baerwolf, Gordon & Donna VanNest, Gordon & Ruth Maxwell, Doris VanNest, Charles Groth.

Cremation has taken place a Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac,
Rev. Leo Thoms will be officiating.
Visitation will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM

Memorial suggestions to the St. John's Lutheran Church or Sanilac County DHS Volunteer Services.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Robert Fredrick Wheeler, 93, of Marlette, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born October 15, 1920 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Schneider) Wheeler.
He was a lifelong area resident and farmer.

He is survived by
Mary Wheeler (Sister in law) of Marlette,
Sharon Wheeler (Niece) of California,
Deborah Brown (Niece) of Marlette,
Dave & Cindy Wheeler (Nephew) of Caro,
Dan & Tanya Wheeler (Nephew) of Grand Blanc,
Doug Wheeler (Nephew) of Marlette,
9 great and 8 great great nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur and Richard.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
No services will be held.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

   Mark Joseph Barren, 59, of Sandusky, died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born August 3, 1955 in Yale, Michigan the son of the late John and Betty (Brown) Barren.
He was a lifelong area resident and 1973 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Mark married Pennie Bradley on April 4, 1987.

He is survived by his wife Pennie,
Heather & Dominic Scott (daughter) of Sandusky,
Ryan Barren (son) and friend Sandra Patterson of Sandusky,
Brothers, Mickey, Tony and Andy Barren,
4 granddaughters and 1 step grandson.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Daniel and Brian and a sister, Roseann Bowsky.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
No services are scheduled.
Memorial suggestion to the Sanilac Medical Care Facility.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Deceased – Ardis Bender

Age – 84

City of – Sandusky

Passed away on – Thursday, September 18,2014

Cremation has taken place additional arrangements are incomplete.

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

 

 

    Verna Marie (Perry) Thompson, 81, of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.
She was born March 30, 1933 in Applegate, Michigan the daughter of the late Vernon H. and Olive M. (Sanderson) Perry.
Verna married Randall Thompson on June 11, 1955. He died on September 5, 1995.
Verna was raised in Port Huron and graduated from Port Huron High School in 1951.
She attended Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee. She lived most of her adult life in Sanilac County. Verna managed the Sandusky Christian Bookstore for a number of years before she retired in 1995. She played the piano for the Carsonville Methodist Church until 2013.

Verna is survived by three daughters and three sons, Rhoda (Keith) McVittie of Deckerville, Naomi (James) Laskowski of Marlette, David (Sherry) Thompson of Texas, Vernon Thompson of Sandusky, Julie (Brian) Williams of St. Clair, and Roger (Pam) Thompson of Marlette, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
One brother Donald (Jean) Perry of Port Huron. As well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Anne James and two brothers, LeRoy Perry and Alan Perry.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 1 - 8 PM and on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Jerry Griggs will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Croswell Cemetery in Croswell.
Memorials may be directed to the Carsonville Methodist Church or any Charity of the Donors Personal Choice.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

     Joyce Lillian Allen, 92, of Sandusky, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born February 9, 1922 in Snover, Michigan the daughter of the late James and Katherine (Moffatt) Tyrell.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1939 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Joyce married Juel E. Allen on April 19, 1947 in Sandusky. He died on June 12, 1990.
She was a Telephone Operator for Michigan Bell and a bookkeeper at Sanilac Florist.
She attended the Elmer Methodist Church and the Marlette and Sandusky First United Methodist church over her lifetime.
Joyce was active in the community serving on the Election Board, Jury Board, Council on Aging and volunteered at McKenzie Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.
She also was a competitive long bow archery shooter.

She is survived by
Dan & Diane Allen (son) of Farmington Hills,
Joe & Karen Allen (son) of Sandusky,
John Tyrell (brother) of Sandusky,
Barbara Thompson (sister) of Sandusky,
Katherine Philp (sister) of Sandusky,
5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Donald and Bernie Tyrell.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 4 - 8 PM and on Wednesday at Countryside Free Methodist, Sandusky from 10 - 11 AM.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky.
Rev. David Coleman will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.

Memorial by be directed to the Sanilac Medical Care Facility or Countryside Free Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Ron Huffman of Traverse City, Michigan formerly of Marlette died peacefully on September 2,2014 with his best friend and companion Joan Hendrickson at his side. Ron was born February12, 1934 the only child to Roll T and Georgia (Ladd) Huffman in Marietta, Indiana. Ron attended Marlette Community Schools until the 11thgrade, where he transferred to and graduated from Culver Military Academy, in Culver, Indiana. Ron enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served for four years. Ron was part of the Marines special task forces; his impressive marksmanship moved him from recon to become part of the Rifle Team. Upon honorable discharge from the service, Ron enteredMichigan State University (MSU) where he received a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Ron then pursued his Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Ohio. He painted several abstract paintings during this time. His studies were cut short due to illness in his family which necessitated that he return home to help in his parents’ Variety Store, Huffman’s. Shortly after the passing of his father, Ron and his second wife bought his family’s business and he and his family carried on the family tradition of running the dime store. Ron is known for his congenial and friendly customer service and many remember him as a store owner. Ron was also a textile salesman that sold fine silks and laces to dressmakers in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Ron served on the Marlette Chamber of Commerce, Marlette Community School’s Board of Education and other community groups.
Ron picked up his paintbrush and started to paint again in 2007. He has had several of his paintings on show in the Flint Institute of Art, local banks, businesses and physician offices. Ron has sold several paintings. His paintings for the most part were focused on the natural world with a hint of abstraction. Ron enjoyed working with his hands having created primitive furniture and crafting small unique boxes of exotic woods. He has also written poetry having privately published two poetry chapbooks: “Nickels In The Grass” and “raison d’être”.
Ron is survived by: his long time sweet heart: Joan Hendrickson, Traverse City; son Marc (Kirstin) Huffman, Lake Orion; son Rod Huffman (North Branch); daughter Heidi (Tony) Pierce, Chelsea; daughter Hilda (Larry) Hebberd, North Branch. Grandchildren: Steven Huffman, Amanda (Matthew) Doyle, Christopher Huffman and Kyle Huffman; Ricky (Nicole) Gonzalez, Ashley Gonzalez, Andrew Huffman and Jena Huffman; Cody and Hailey Pierce; Tyler, Tucker and Trey Hebberd. Great-grandchildren: Aaliyah, Braden, Carter and Neveah Gonzalez, Chase Ernest, Kingston, Jordan and Lucas Keen. Ron is preceded in death by his parents Roll T and Georgia Huffman.
Cremation has been coordinated through the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ron Huffman will be held Saturday, September 20that the First United Methodist Church in Marlette at 11:00. Family will receive visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am with a luncheon to be served following the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to family.

Thomas Milo Beltz, 64, of Marlette, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born December 19, 1949 in Brown City, Michigan the son of the late Earl and M. Ruth (Fitch) Beltz.
He was a lifelong area resident and a 1968 graduate of Marlette High School.
Thomas served in the U.S. Navy.
He worked and retired as a skilled tradesman from General Motors in Pontiac.

He is survived by
William & Muriel Beltz (Brother) of Oxford,
Ruth Ann & Ron Goetzke (Sister) of Lewiston,
Wanda Beltz (Sister in law) of Attica,
Several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Beltz.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Friday from 1:30 - 8 PM and on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.
Rev. Michael Hollenbeck will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.
Memorial suggestion to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

   Ralph P. Cox, Age 67 of Kingston died on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Marlette Hospice Residence.
He was born August 26, 1947, in Marlette, son of Earl and Mary (Cargill) Cox.

Ralph was a devoted husband of 39 years to Kay (Hoover) Cox. A loving father to Darrin (Jody) McNary of Marlette and Aimee (Dave) Casteel of St. Clair, Michgan.

Ralph adored his three grandchildren, Dalton & Caitlin McNary and David Casteel. He is also survived by his brothers Roger (Carol) Cox of Brighton and Bill
(Beckie) Cox of Kingston and several nieces and nephews.

Ralph was a man of God, that lived life the best he knew how. He was a 1965 graduate of Marlette High School and proudly served his country in Vietnam. He returned home and followed in his father's footsteps working for Long's Tri-County Gas for the next 46 years.

He loved to keep busy farming, raising cattle, taking his grandchildren for rides on the tractor, and attending their sporting events. No words could ever sum the value of a man. He will be missed, but forever loved and in the hearts of his family forever.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Mary Cox.

Funeral Services will be Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with pastor Gary Butterfield officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday from 10 - 11 AM at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow services at Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City, Michigan.

Memorials may be directed to United Hospice of Marlette or the Sanilac County Veterans Affairs Soldier Relief fund.

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

 

 

    Clyde Orvil Rushton, 88, of Sandusky, died Monday, September 8, 2014 at his home in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born November 13, 1925 in Forester, Michigan the son of the late Orvil and Beatrice (Day) Rushton.
He was a lifelong area resident and a 1944 graduate of Carsonville High School.
Clyde married Wanda Hodgins on June 12, 1948 in Croswell. She died on August 21, 2011.
He was a member of the Port Sanilac VFW, and the Deckerville Masonic Lodge.
He served in the Army during WWII.
Clyde was an avid golfer, a member of the Huron Shores Golf Club, where he began as a caddie.
He also enjoyed Flying, playing cards and the Detroit Tigers.

He is survived by
Beverly Monroe (daughter) of Sandusky,
Roger Rushton (son) of Port Sanilac,
4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a sister Helen Behn.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 10 AM - 1 PM

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Matthew Osborne will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Memorial may be made to any charity of the donors choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Audrey Ann Molloy (Block), 79, of Caro, formerly of Minden City, went home to be with the Lord on August 31, 2014, at the Tuscola Medical Care Facility.
She was born on March 18, 1935 the daughter of Herman and Sylvia (Fischer) Block.
Audrey was a devoted daughter, loving mother and wife.
She is survived by her mother, Sylvia of Caro, husband Robert of Caro, sons, Michael (Kathy) Adamski of Grosse Pointe, Alan Adamski of Michigan, Terry (Linda) Adamski of Brighton,
Granddaughters: Amy Adamski, Nicole (Alex) McBride, Brandy (David) Szen, Great Granddaughter, Olivia Szen. Step Children: Denise (Doug) Geraldo, Diane Molloy, Daniel (Terry) Molloy, David Molloy and Dennis Molloy.
She was preceded in death by her loving father, Herman.
Audrey will be missed by many family & friends.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory, Bay City.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Campus, St. Christopher Parish Catholic Church, Caro.
A Rosary will be held at 9:30 AM followed by visitation until the time of service at the church.

Fr. Dennis Kucharczyk will be officiating.
Memoral suggestions to the Tuscola Medical Care Facility, Gabriels Garden.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Arthur J. Spear, age 95, life long resident of Kingston, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at his home in Koylton Township.
He was born November 17, 1918 in Marlette, son to the late Irl and Etta (Arthur) Spear.
He graduated from Kingston High School in 1936.
He married Hazel J. Stimson February 10, 1951 in Marlette, she preceded him in death January 20, 1990.
Mr. Spear worked at Active Homes, Guerdon Industries, Marlette Homes , Kingston Schools as a Bus Mechanic and farmed, retiring in 1971.
Arthur enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, hunting and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Ralph Spear (Son) of Kingston,
Harold Spear (Son) of Kingston,
Marjorie & Roger Boggs (Daughter) of Dry Ridge, KY,
Loretta Schlink (Daughter) of Reese,
Ruth & Mark Wnuk (Daughter) of Essexville,
Irene & Dennis Traxler (Daughter) of Kingston,
Lloyd Spear (Brother) of Garden City,
George & Kathy Spear (Brother) of Almont,

Erma Morse (Sister) of Clifford,
4 Grandchildren, Kim, Melanie, Tim and Luke,
5 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Irl and Etta , wife Hazel, grandson Dennis and sister Leola.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Len Wyatt from the Kingston Wesleyan Church officiating.

Burial will be in the Kingston Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Kingston Fire & Rescue Service, 3655 Ross St., Kingston, MI. 48741 or the donation of your choice.

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

 

Melvin A. Kampman passed away peacefully on Saturday August 30, 2014 and was a resident of the Marlette Extended Care Facility.
He was born October 9, 1928 in Hubbell, Michigan, the son of Alexander and Matilda Kampman.
He had 12 siblings. He married Betty McCluskey on November 13, 1954 and together they had two sons, Glen (Melanie) Kampman of North Branch, Michigan and Dean (Mary) Kampman of Oakton, Virginia. Melvin served in Korea with the United States Marine Corp from 1950 through 1953 and achieved the rank of Corporal, and remained in the Marine Corp ready reserve until 1959. He was a self-employed painting contractor in the Detroit area, and retired in 1990 to Houghton Lake, Michigan where he lived until recently in his home on the White Deer golf course. Melvin had numerous interests and enjoyed golf and the Detroit Tigers, as well as hunting and fishing. He was a member of the American Legion Northwest Detroit Post 190, and the Elks club in Houghton Lake. Melvin donated to numerous charitable causes, and was particularly concerned with Veteran's support organizations. His first wife Betty, predeceased him on September 24, 1975 and later, he met a wonderful women named Marie and they were married until her death in August 2, 2012 due to Alzheimer's disease. Predeceasing Melvin were his parents, all of his siblings, his wife Betty, and his wife Marie. He is survived by his sons. Glen and Dean, stepson Edward (Jeannie) Munson of Also Viejo, California, stepdaughter Karen (Thomas) Winslow of Novi, Michigan and stepson Larry (Mary) Munson of Metamora, Michigan, thirteen grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial contribution can be made to any Veterans organization or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Wednesday from 6 pm to 8pm and Thursday 9am to 10am.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., with full military honors at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Eric Kilmer officiating.

Burial will be in the Glen Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan.

 

 


    Daisy (Snyder) Eberle, 100, of Forester, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born December 19, 1913 in the Netherands the daughter of the late Jacob and Kate (Wakker) Snyder.
She was a graduate of Burrows High School in Detroit, and worked and retired from DME, Detroit Mold and Engineering.
Daisy married John Eberle on January 23, 1936 in Detroit. He died in 1979.
She moved to this area in 1980 from Centerline, MI.
Daisy served in the Army Air Force from 1943 - 1945 and was a life member of the Algonac VFW.

She is survived by Jacob (Jack) & Shiela Snyder (brother) of Forester,
Nieces, Charlet Sinda, Donell Snyder, Laurel Snyder, Dorothy Tamer, Ronald Snyder, Jeannie Snyder-Markus, Craig Snyder.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Henry, nephew, Kim Snyder, and niece, Pamela Surman.

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

 

 

Donald H. Hoig II, age 46, life long resident of Marlette, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at In Health - Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born September 15, 1967 in Lafayette, Indiana son to Donald and Marjorie (Erickson) Hoig.
He graduated from Marlette High School in 1986.
Mr. Hoig worked as a machinist for SKF USA Inc in Armada for over 20 years.
He was a member of A BATE Region 7.
Don enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping , watching sports on TV and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Marjorie J. Erickson (Mother) of Marlette,
Jan & Jeff Hollister (Sister) of Kalkaska,
Angela & Dave Hayden (Sister) of Marlette,
Melody & Harold Rothrock (Sister) of Marlette,
Several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald H. Hoig.

No Services will be held.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Saturday, August 23rd from 12 noon to 6pm.

Following visitation, cremation will take place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be donated to the family's discretionary fund.

Virginia Anne (Hewitt) Marquardt, 81 of Marlette, went home to her heavenly Father on August 20, 2014 while at home, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born March 13, 1933 near Kinde, MI to George and Meda (Newsome) Hewitt, the youngest of 7 children.
She graduated from Kinde High School in 1950 after convincing her parents to let her attend high school.
Virginia married Lester Marquardt on August 26, 1950. In the early years of their marriage, they built 2 houses before settling in Kingston to raise their family. While raising her children, she set an example of an honest days work by farming and working 28 years at Snover Stamping.
Virginia was very proud of her independence. She loved to spend time in her garden, growing and canning vegetables for her family to last the entire year. She passed this love on to her children and was always the go-to person with canning questions. She especially loved her flower gardens and was proud to show them off, and loved that the birds enjoyed them as much as she did. She enjoyed crocheting, making all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren many beautiful afghans and Christmas tree skirts. She also gave many afghans as shower gifts, donated them to for numerous charity auctions, and personally crocheted and donated well over 200 lap blankets to the Veterans Hospital to honor those who have served our country. She enjoyed playing card games like Skip-bo and Phase 10. She taught her children many things by example; respect, hard work and the importance of education, to name a few. She trained her children that because they were blessed to be part of a family, they all had to work together and do their part. Her children fondly remember Mom's Sunday fried chicken dinners, homemade cinnamon rolls and fresh baked bread. Her children especially loved the years that they received her cinnamon rolls Christmas gifts. Her grandchildren have fond memories of going to Grandma's house and playing Tiddly Winks and Pick-Up Sticks. They enjoyed sleepovers at Grandma's and Grandma always had patience with them no matter how many lamps they broke. The Great-Grandchildren loved the golf cart rides along with her hugs and kisses while visiting Great Grandma.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons; David (Nelda) Marquardt of Kingston, Daniel (Della) Marquardt of Attica, Dale (Ellen) Marquardt of Kingston, Durrell (Laurie) Marquardt of Decker, Darryl (Evelyn) Marquardt of Kingston and Darrin Marquardt of Chipley, Fl. Daughters; Diana (Flynn) Armstead of Hernando, Fl., Deborah Marquardt of Marlette, Darlene (Martin) Wolfe of Lapeer, Drenda (Brian) Phelps of Kingston and Della (Mark) James of Kingston. Grandchildren; Michael Wilcox, Jeremy Powell, Zane Marquardt, Kimberly (Matthew) Strnad, Alicia (Anthony) Hamlin, Amanda Wolfe, Martin (Nicole) Wolfe, Alexander Wolfe, Timothy (Shawna) Marquardt, Eric (Lindsay) Marquardt, Justin Marquardt, James Marquardt, Brand Phelps, Coty Phelps, Hayley Phelps, Stephanie Marquardt, Richard Marquardt, Megan James, Dylan James and Mary (Steve) Long. Great-Grandchildren; Bethany, Jacob, Christopher, Carlee, Tanner, Brice, Carson, Baylor, Turner, Isaac, Ashley, Emlee, Kenda, Nickolas and two on the way. Step-Great Grandchildren; Alyssa, Lexi, Makenzie and Josh. Also many nieces, nephews and friends.
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Son; Richard, Brothers; Durrell, Albert, Samuel and Russell Hewitt. Sisters Eva Cummings, Lillian Greene and Goldie Lambert.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel , Marlette, with Pastor Douglas Richardson officiating.
Cremation will follow the funeral at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, with burial of cremains in Siple Cemetery.
While Virginia dearly loved flowers, she would also love in lieu of sending flowers, that a memorial donation may be made to the family discretionary fund.
Visitation will be held on Sunday 2pm to 8pm and Monday 12noon to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

 

Ronald A. Long, age 70, life long resident of Marlette, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born August 31, 1943 in Marlette, son to the late Earl and Leola (Westover) Long.
He graduated from Marlette High School in 1963 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Liberty Bible Institute.
He married Mary Boyne December 12, 1970 in Sandusky, Michigan.
Mr. Long worked many years at Tri-County Gas Company in Marlette.
Ron enjoyed spending time at his cottage in Caseville, driving his car and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Mary of 44 years,
Jeffrey Long (Son) of Caro,
Lisa Long (Daughter) of Brown City,
Krystyna Eldred (Grand Daughter) of Brown City,
Richard & Jeanette Long (Brother) of Caseville,
Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Leola Long.

Cremation has taken place a Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Juniata Baptist Church, 5657 Washburn Road, Vassar, Michigan 48768, with Pastor Lyle Ohman officiating.

Memorials may be given to the family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Juniata Baptist Church from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

 

Ray Linden Amon, 74, of Sandusky, formerly of Caro, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Sandusky.
He was born December 14, 1939 in Peck, Michigan the son of the late Floyd and Ada (Gerdes) Amon.
Ray was a self employed painter.

He is survived by
Ray C. Amon (son) of Sandusky,
Cindy & Billy Barnes (daughter) of Tenn.,
Vickie Eggleston (daughter) of Attica,
Julie Miller (daughter) of Flint,
Dennis Amon (son) of Texas,
Brandon & Nicole Amon (son) of Texas,
Fern Watson (sister) of Arizona,
Several grand and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Deanna, brother, Richard VanConant, and sister Minnie Stone.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Genevieve (Vassallo) Bukowski, age 91 of Silverwood,Michigan passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Palm Bay Hospital in Palm Bay, Florida.
She was born October 13, 1922 in Detroit, daughter to the late Dominic and Margaret (Koss) Opalewski.
Genevieve married Angelo Vassallo, he preceded her in death in 1972. In 1973 she married Sylvester Bukowski, he preceded her in death in 2003.
She was a homemaker, farmer and enjoyed crafts, playing cards with her card club for 53 years. Also enjoyed traveling and spending her winters in Holiday Florida since 1976.
She is survived by:
Shirley & Leonard Lucik (daughter) of North Branch,
Richard & Mable Vassallo (son) of Silverwood,
Sharon & Roger Bukowski (daughter) of Palm Bay, Fl.,
Ronald & Kathy Vassallo (son) of Fairgrove,
Shirley Robinson (step daughter) of Caseville,
Ronald & Marlene Bukowski (step son) of Metamora,
Jane & Robert Deachin (step daughter ) of Lake Orion,
Virginia Schaffer (step daughter) of Palm Bay, Fl.,
Richard & Virginia Bukowski (step son) of Lake Orion,
Roger & Sharon Bukowski (step son) of Palm Bay, Fl.,
33 Grandchildren,
46 Great grandchildren,
12 Great Great grandchildren,
Many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sisters Geraldine Hintz and Betty Hansen.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the St. Christopher Parish - St. Joseph Campus, 315 Ohmer Road, Mayville, Michigan at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Dennis Kucharcryk officiating.

Burial will follow the service at St. Michaels Cemetery in Wilmot.

Visitation will be held on Friday 1pm to 8pm at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and Saturday 10am to 11am at St. Joseph Campus in Mayville.

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

 

 

Mark A. Fortuck, age 55 of Brown City, Michigan died unexpectedly Friday, August 1, 2014 at his home in Maple Valley Township.

He was born April 18, 1959 in Detroit son to the late Peter and Mary (Fedor) Fortuck.

He graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1977 and received his Bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and farming.

He is survived by;
Patricia & Chris Constas (Sister) of Willis,
Dara Fortuck (Sister) of Atlanta, GA,
Brian Fortuck (Brother) of Detroit,
David Fortuck (Brother) of Atlanta, GA,

He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Mary Fortuck.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.

No services will be held.

 

Clinton R. Jackson, age 43 of Peck, died suddenly Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his home in Elk Township. Mr. Jackson has lived in the Peck area the past 2 years and was previously from Sandusky.
He was born June 30, 1971 in Yale, Michigan, son to Dennis and Mary (Sexton) Jackson.
He graduated from Croswell High School in 1990.
He worked at Numatics Inc. in Sandusky as a Machinist.
He enjoyed making people laugh, cooking, putting model cars together and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by;
Nicklas Jackson (son) of Sandusky,
Kate Jackson (daughter) of Carsonville,
Kirstina Ball (daughter) of Romulus,
Dennis & Nancy Jackson (father) of Panama City, FL,
Tara & Rick Green (sister) of Port Huron,
Michelle Reaume (fiancée) and her children Amanda & Nicole of Peck,
and his faithful dog Charlie.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Barbara Stasik officiating.

Cremation will follow the service at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

Donation may be given to the Sanilac County Humane Society, 3847 Sheldon St., Carsonville,Mi. 48419.

Visitation will be held on Thursday 2pm to 8pm and Friday 12noon to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky.




 


 

 

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