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Kimberly Ann Conely

Amy Jo Davis

Trudy  L.   Kreiner

Nancy   L.   Vatter

Randall Dykes

Tricia Rae Shephard

Lawrence Thrall

William Rocheleau

William (Shorty)  Quackenbush

Verlin  R.  Morgan

Pauline  K.   Norris

Erwin  E.  McCready

Walter  D.   Robison

Leo  F.    Parsell

Dominic  (Nick) Paul Lefler

Stanley Barry

Wilma Woodard

Mei  Yu  Zhu  Liu

Robert Hale

Donna Demott

James Robinson

Bill  D.  Thomas

Katherine   Jane    Chappel

Deanne Kelly

Billy  Ray   Duncil

Vera Hammond

Donald   H.   Wiswell

Gladys Henderson

Bette   E.  Glover

Louis  J.  Haase

Wray     L.     Chappel

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Janina Cibulskis

Richard Wojtas

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Jean Smith

Dorothy  A.    Hudson

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    Kimberly Ann Conely, 45, of Sandusky, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
She was born November 8, 1968 in Bakersfield, California the daughter of the late Jack and Henrietta (Packard) Nelson.
She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, Bad Axe.
Kimberly married David Conely on November 26, 1994.
She worked for Jerry's Foodland for 10 years and for Trelleborg Manufacturing for one year.
Kimberly loved to play golf.

She is survived by her husband David,
Jack & April Pangburn (son) of Madison Heights,
Scott Pangburn (son) of Farmington Hills,
Amanda Pangburn (daughter) of Sandusky,
Mercadez Conely (daughter) of Sandusky,
Laura & Walt McClorey (sister) of Sandusky,
Melissa Nelson (sister) of North Carolina,
Kelly & Jose Villafranca (sister) of Palms,
Owen & Joyce Conely (father in law) of Sandusky,
2 grandchildren, Evelyn Orroco and Carter Pangburn.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 2 - 8 PM and on Thursday from 10 - 11 AM.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Mike Beeler will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, Bad Axe.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Amy Jo Davis, 45, of Deckerville, died Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at her home in Deckerville, Michigan.
She was born October 5, 1968 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

She is survived by her husband Lloyd of Bad Axe, MI,
her mother Anna Mathie of Tenn.
Aaron Stanley (son) of Sandusky,
Joshua Stanley (son) of Tenn.,
Erica Davis (daughter) of Warren,
Steve Hajduk (brother) of Tenn.,
Andy Hajduk (brother) of Tenn.

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

 

 

Trudy L. Kreiner, age 62, of Brown City passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. Mrs. Kreiner has lived in Maple Valley Township the past 28 years.
She was born February 11, 1952 in Sandusky, daughter to the late Ray and Betty (Broda) Grandy.
She attended Sandusky High School and graduated form Brown City High School in 1970.
She married Randy E. Kreiner August 1, 1987 in Brown City.
She attended the Brown City United Methodist Church.
Trudy enjoyed fishing, crocheting, knitting, baking, reading, her pet dog Bo and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

S ix years ago to the day, April 6, 2008 she recieved the gift of life, from the Kidney donor program.

She is survived by her husband Randy Kreiner of Brown City,
Chad Prowse (Son) of Brown City,
Alan Shephard (Son in law) of Peck,
Lee & Lana Ostergren (Brother) of Ludington,
Bonnie & Dennis Chard (Sister) of Marlette,
Lisa Klusendorf (Sister) of Glen Spey, NY,

Wilma Kreiner (Mother in law) of Brown City,

Sheryl Kreiner (Sister in law) of Brown City,
3 Grand daughters, Brittany & Alex Shephard and Rylee Prowse,

Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ray Grandy & Betty Grandy- Klusendorf and daughter Tricia Shephard.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Maureen Baker and Pastor Mike Lee will be officiating.

Burial will be in the Mooretown Cemetery in Snover.

In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the family's discretionary fund.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 2pm to 8pm and Thursday 12noon until the time of service at the funeral chapel.

 

Nancy L. Vatter, age 75, life long resident of Marlette, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan.
She was born November 1, 1938 in Marlette daughter to the late Viggo and Margaret (Hansen) Christensen.
She graduated from Marlette High School in 1957.
She married Douglas Vatter December 24, 1985 in Marlette.
Mrs. Vatter worked as a secretary at Marlette Schools for 20 years, retirering in 1997.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Juhl, Danish Sisterhood and W.E.L.C.A.
Nancy enjoyed baking, sewing, basket weaving, reading, crafts, cross stitching, camping and fishing.

She is survived by her husband Doug Vatter of Marlette,
Gavin Polishuk (Son) and friend BeBe Ross of Clifford,
Douglas & Tanmy Vatter (Step Son) of Dryden,
Jacqueline Vatter (Step Daughter) of Clinton Twp.,
Warren & Katie Christensen (Brother) of Cass City,
Paul & Jenny Christensen (Brother) of Marlette,
Claude & Kathy Christensen (Brother) of Vassar,
Ila Welch (Sister) of Marlette,
Kay & Leonard Lanaville (Sister) of Silverwood,
Sue & Lowell Driver (Sister) of Carsonville,
Karen & Gary Hughes (Sister) of Marlette,
5 Grandchildren, Katey Polishuk- Host, Jim and Jason LaBeau, Cheyenne Vatter and Chena Vatter,
4 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Darin Polishuk.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at Hope Lutheran Church in Juhl, with Pastor Chris Laughlin officiating.

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

In Lieu of flowers donation may be given to the Hope Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 11 A.M. to 12 Noon at Hope Lutheran Church in Juhl.

 

Randall Eugene Dykes, 55, of Marlette, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 surrounded by family at his home in Marlette, Michigan, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born April 17, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Edward and Wanda (Baker) Dykes.
He came to Marlette in 1973 from Iowa and was a 1976 graduate of Marlette High School. He went to work for the Romeo Engine plant in 1976, retiring in 2007.
Randall married Eleanor Powell on July 22, 1989 in Marlette.
Randy enjoyed Camping, Riding Motorcycles, fishing, driving around in his van listen to oldies on the radio with his dogs, Fifi and Doggy Dog on his lap, and going to bingo with Mary Anderson and Evelyn Fagan.
He especially enjoyed spending time with family, whether, around the campfire, traveling to Colorado, or taking his grandson to Michigan Adventure.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor,
Ronald Powell (Son) of Colorado,

Garland Corll (Step Father) of Marlette,
Greg Corll (Brother) of Marlette,
Russell Corll (Brother) of Marlette,
Kimberly & Roger Duff (Sister) of Marlette,
Michael Murray (grandson) of Caro,
His nieces and nephews and especially Carlee Powell who had a special place in his heart.
many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his his mother, Wanda Corll and his father Edward Dykes.


Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Tuesday from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.
Pastor Douglas Richardson will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Memorial may be made to the family.
Arrrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Tricia Rae Shephard, age 41, passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born August 3, 1972 in Sandusky to Dennis & Trudy (Grandy) Prowse.
She graduated from Brown City High School in 1990.
She married Alan R. Shephard October 24, 1992 in Brown City.
She loved working at the Sanilac County Sheriff Department as a central dispatch operator, for the past 8 years.
Tricia loved being involved in 4-H with her daughters where she was a former Sanilac County 4-H Leader.
She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and most of all, being with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Alan of 22 years of marriage,
Brittany and Alex Shephard (Daughters),
Trudy & Randy Kreiner (Mother),
Dennis & Kathy Prowse (Father),
Chad & Jon Prowse (Brothers),
Holly Petts-Sirrine (Sister),
Lloyd & Patricia Shephard (Father and Mother- in- law),
Wilma Kreiner (Grandmother),
Mike Kelly (Grandfather),
Brothers and Sister- in- laws, Diane Shephard, Wanda (Brian) Grifka, Terrie (Chris) Brewer and Ray Shephard, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends at the Sanilac County Sheriff Department.

Her body has been donated to the University of Michigan Medical School.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Thursday from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Friday at Brown City Missionary Church from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Memorial service will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Brown City Missionary Church in Brown City, Michigan, with Pastor Rick Turner and Pastor Richard Fledderjohann officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family’s discretionary fund.



 

   Lawrence Andrew Thrall, 76, of Kingston, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

He was born July 10, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Greenleaf) Thrall.
He was a lifelong area resident and a 1955 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Lawrence married Billie Scherping on August 27, 1976 in Au Gres, MI.
He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Kingston United Methodist Church and the Allegro RV & Motorhome Club.
Lawrence retired from Delhi after 35 years of service.
He enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycles and Classic Cars.

He is survived by his wife Billie,
Mark Thrall (son) of Sandusky,
Mary & James Ostrand (daughter) of Snover,
Charles Scherping (brother in law) of Charlevoix,
6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 1 - 8 PM and on Thursday from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Debra Brown will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moshier Cemetery in Hemans.
Memorial suggestion to the American Cancer Society or Any Organization of the Donors Personal Choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 


Rocheleau, William D.
Born February 11, 1913, Passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014.
Bill was born in Detroit to the late Arthur and Emily (Meyers) Rocheleau.
He moved to Sandusky, Michigan with his wife Hazel (McKenzie) who preceded him in death.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening. Bill was employed by the Detroit Free Press for over 35 years. During World War II he was an airplane mechanic in the Army Air Force. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jim, and sister Dorothy. He is survived by his sister Ann Neirynck, niece Joann (Charles) Dean, nephew Robert (deceased) Susan Neirynck, nephew James (Josephine) Neirynck, and nephew, Roger (deceased) Jodi Neirynck and many other nieces and nephews.
There will be a Memorial Service at Thayer Rock Funeral Home in Farmington at a later date.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

William (Shorty) Quackenbush, age 68, of Sandusky died peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

He was born April 5, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan son to the late Ralph and Mae (Bocks) Quackenbush.

Shorty enjoyed dancing to and listening to his favorite country singer Alan Jackson.

He is survived by his friends at Martinez Manner and Community Mental Health.

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

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12 Noon at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Pastor Mike Wilson officiating.

Memorials may be donated to Sanilac Medical Care Facility.

 

Verlin R. Morgan, age 94, entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at United Hospice Residence, Marlette, Michigan.
He was born November 18, 1919, in Williamsburg, Michigan to Emma and R.G. Morgan.
He married Jean Hager on December 7, 1943 in Marlette, Michigan.

Verlin was in the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.
In 1951 he started his painting and decorating business which he continued for 30 years until his retirement.
He served on Marlette Village Council and was one of the founders of Teen Ranch. He sang at many weddings, funerals, at community programs and with several quartets. For many years he led the singing at Marlette Baptist Church where he was a member. Verlin and Jean celebrated their 70th. wedding anniversary on December 7, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; children Mardell (Bill) Caroffino of Midland, MI. Dr.Todd (Bobette) Morgan of Sarasota, Fl; 5 Grandchildren; Major Dan (Laura) Caroffino of Yuma, AZ. Dr. David (Jamie) Caroffino of Charlevoix, MI. Carla (Ryan) Knopp of Jacksonville, Fl. Katie Morgan of Jacksonville, Fl. Kristy (Logan) Lowder of College Park, Maryland; 3 great-grandchildren, Chase Young, Danica and Maverick Caroffino; and brother, Kenneth (Audrey) Morgan of Mexico, Missouri. He was predeceased by sister, Athlene Bishop.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marlette Baptist Church, with Pastor Bill Caroffino and Pastor Jim Buckley officiating.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.

Memorials may be donated to The Gideon’s and United Hospice Service of Marlette.

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

 

Pauline K. Norris, age 83, of Melvin went home to be with the Lord , Sunday March 16, 2014 at Sanilac County Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan. Mrs. Norris lived in Melvin since 1972.

She was born September 3, 1930 daughter to the late William and Bertha (Sisson) Keyser.

She married William Norris July 2, 1948 in Weems, Virginia.

Mrs. Norris was a long time member of Melvin Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband William of 66 years of marriage;
John & Jane Norris (Son) of North Carolina,
Joyce Robberson (Daughter) of Virginia,
Kathy & Jon Smith (Daughter) of Hudsonville,
Mary & Ron Green (Daughter) of Melvin,
Grandchildren, Jonathan, Bethany, Adam, Sara, Caleb and Ted,
Great Grandchildren, Ruby and Hadley.
4 Sisters,
2 Brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and 1 sister.

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

No memorial service will be held.

Memorials may be donated to the Sanilac County Medical Care Faculty, Sandusky,Mi.

 

Erwin E. McCready, age 84, life long farmer of the Marlette, area passed away peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Medilodge of Yale in Yale, Michigan.

He was born August 7, 1929 in Marlette son to the late William and Edith (Hegler) McCready.

He graduated from Brown City High School.

He married Annabell Polishuk April 15, 1952 in Marlette. She preceded him in death June 13, 2009.

Erwin was a long time member of the Fellowship Bible Church.

He is survived by;
Jane & Guy Koyl (Daughter) of Fostoria,
Jeanette & Larry Nason (Daughter) of Brown City,
Marlene Hill (Daughter) and Ron Wood of Brown City,

Marlow & Cindy (Son) McCready of Brown City,

Shirley & William Cilk Sr. (Daughter) of Marlette,
Sherry & Robin Ryder (Daughter) of Brown City,
16 Grandchildren,
17 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Annabell and sister Florence Aldridge.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, with Rev. Dave Engle from the Fellowship Bible Church officiating.

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

Memorials may be given to the family discretionary charity fund.

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

 

Walter D. Robison, age 58, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014.

Walter was born May 24, 1955 to the late William Robison and Janet (Fleck) Robison of Port Sanilac.

He graduated from Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School in 1974.

He is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Lynn (Warzynski) Robison, along with seven children: Walter and Melanie Robison of Brown City, Shylo Smith of Port Sanilac, Jennifer and Dwayne Freitag of Carsonville, Nichoal and Anthony Devereaux of Royal Oak, William Robison of Kimball, Brandie Robison of Sandusky, and Kyle Robison of Kimball. He is also survived by: Janet Robison (mother), Dolly (sister) and Jim Goldman of Lake Havasu, AZ, Timothy (brother) and Robyn Robison of Croswell, Thomas Robison (brother) of East Lansing, and 11 grandchildren.

Walter was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was the Tire and Lube Express Bay Supervisor for Walmart of Sandusky for the past 8 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky on Monday from 1pm to 8pm.

Memorials may be donated to the family.




 

Leo Fredrick Parsell, of East Tawas, formerly of Peck, Michigan, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 after celebrating 90 years of life.

Leo served proudly in the United States Marine Corp, in the Pacific theater, during World War II. He was retired from Yale Rubber Manufacturing Company where he had been employed as a machinist.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 211, the Disabled Veterans of America and St. John's Catholic Church.

He enjoyed building miniature houses, tinkering with anything mechanical, painting and playing his organ. In recent years he traveled around East Tawas on his skooter keeping watch over any construction projects, checking on the catch of the day, and visiting friends.

Leo is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pearl Parsell; his children Marjorie Parsell, Mary (Dennis) Rich, Joseph Parsell, Gregory (Cindy) Parsell, and Patricia (Deb) Parsell; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, on brother and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vera Parsell, one brother and three sisters.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service honoring his life is to be held on May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. John's Catholic Church, Peck.

In lieu of flowers the family requests consideration of a memorial contribution to the Wounded Warriors Project, St. Jude's Children Hospital, or Smile Train.


 

Dominic (Nick) Paul Lefler, 37 of Marlette died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Nick was born on March 18, 1976 in Marlette, Michigan and was a 1994 graduate of Marlette High School.
Nick is survived and will be missed by:
His two children Aiden Rue Lefler and Sela Rose Lefler and their mother Niki Hogan of Ann Arbor, Michigan,
Paul A Lefler (dad), Aaron Stimson Lefler (brother) of Marlette and Martin Lee Potter (brother) of Fort Myers, Florida,
Uncle Norm and Aunt Jayne (McCready) Lefler of Marlette,
Aunt Wendy (Sullivan) Lefler of Marlette,
Uncle Ron and Aunt Debby (Lefler) Tetreault of Warwick, Ontario, Canada,
Aunt Byrdie Wismer and Dave Rich of Snover,
Aunt Karen Agnus of Indianapolis, Indiana,
Cousins (first best friends):
Matt and Marla (Long) Lefler of Reese,
Tammy (Lefler) and Brian Hoisington of Marlette,
Mark and Stephanie (Wilkinson) Lefler of Marlette,
David Lefler of Grand Rapids,
Heidi (Lefler) and David Swiatek of St. Clair Shores,
Michelle (Rothwell) and Larry Jacobs of Cape Coral, Florida,
Roger Rothwell of Fort Myers, Florida,
Josh Rothwell of Fort Myers, Florida,
And many, many good friends

Preceding Nick in death is his mother Carol Ann Flynn, stepmother Barbara Ann Lefler, Papa and Grandma (Clare and Ruth) Lefler, Grandma (Norma) Deisler , Grandma Dot (Dortha) Stimson and Uncle Cal Lefler.
Nick loved his son ‘Aiden’ and daughter ‘Sela’ with all his heart. He enjoyed many special hunting and fishing times with his dad, brothers, uncles and cousins. He loved to cook, sports and he also loved family gatherings where good conversation and games took place. Nick had a grand love and knowledge of music knowing the artist, the lyrics and the story behind the song.
A Memorial Service for Nick will be held on Saturday, March 29th at the Hope Lutheran Church, 2510 Juhl Road, Marlette, Michigan. Visitation will begin at 10am with service at 11am with Pastor Chris Laughlin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the family or the Nick Lefler Memorial Fund.

 

Stanley Earl Barry, 80, of North Branch, died Friday, March 7, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born November 7, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Ronald and Florence (Barry) Smith.
Stanley's father died shortly after his birth and he was raised by his grandfather the late John O. Barry.
He was a lifelong area residence, a member of the Lapeer IOOF Lodge 94, and a past member of the Peck American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army for 8 years.
Stanley married Jane Flynn on February 24, 1968 in Madison Heights, MI. She died on August 25, 2002.
He worked for and retired from the Pepsi Cola Company as a fleet manager.
Stanley volunteered at bingo for both the Masons and IOOF's in Lapeer.

He is survived by
Shirley & Jim Schemanske (Daughter) of Brown City,
Lueann Cook (Daughter) of Bad Axe,
Donald Barry (Son) of North Branch,
Roger & Diane Barry (Son) of Clifford,
Sherry & Jack Miklovich (Daughter) of Clifford,
William Barry (Son) of Deckerville,
Carissa Barry (Daughter) of Brown City,
19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren,
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane Smith.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Monday from 1 - 9 PM and on Tuesday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.
Rev. Eric Kilmer will be officiating.
A Lapeer IOOF service will be held on Monday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Cremation will follow services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Memorial suggestion to the Lapeer IOOF Lodge 94 or United Hospice of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

Wilma Jane Woodard, 88, of Sandusky, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Autumnwood of Deckerville in Deckerville, Michigan.
She was born July 1, 1925 in Flint, Michigan the daughter of the late Eldred and Ida (Kjose) Elliott.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1943 graduate of Marlette High School.
Wilma married Gerald L. Woodard on June 30, 1946 in Marlette. He died on February 17, 1996.
She was a past member of the Sandusky VFW Auxilary.
Wilma worked for Yale Rubber Co. for several years, and then she drove school bus for Sandusky Community Schools for Aproximately 12 years.
Wilma's favorite pass time was going to the Casinos.

She is survived by
Robert & Carol Woodard (son) of Georgia,
Terry & Judy Woodard (son) of Port Sanilac,
Debra & Dennis Brown (daughter) of Deckerville,
Burney (Jim) & Luella Elliot (brother) of Marlette,
Dorothy Moore (sister) of Sandusky,
9 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane in 1966,
brothers, Thomas, Orville and Robert Elliot, sisters, Stella Tubbs, Helen Goralski, Marilyn Hanchuck and a special friend, John Ivan Burks.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Saturday from 5 - 8 PM and on Sunday from 1 - 8 PM and on Monday from 12 - 1 PM
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Jerry Griggs will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to Autumnwood of Deckerville or any organization of the donors choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Mei Yu Zhu Liu, 67, of Marlette formerly of San Francisco died peacefully Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Cambridge East Healthcare Center

in Madison Heights, Michigan.

She was born April 20, 1946 in Guang Dong, China, daughter to the late Tong Yip Zhu and Shan Quan Chang.

She married Ying Yang Liu January 28,1962 in China. He preceded her in death October 27, 2009.

Mei Yu Zhu Liu was a seamstress and also worked at her daughters and son-in-laws restaurant, Liang Garden in Marlette.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by;
Simon Liu (Son) of Troy,
Shally & Jing Lu (Daughter) of Troy,
Elaine & Taksun Chang (Daughter) of Troy,
Leanne & Steve Liang (Daughter) of Marlette,
11 Grandchildren,
2 Brothers,
1 Sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be held on Friday 2pm to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 12:30 pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 12:30 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.

Memorials may given to the family.

 

Robert Stewart Hale, 68, of Marlette, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Marlette Hospice Residence.
He was born March 21, 1945 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of the late Stewart and Julia (DeView) Hale.
He was a 1964 graduate of Lapeer High School.
Robert married Eileen Kearney on September 26, 1964 in Lapeer.
He moved to Marlette in 1976 from Lapeer and was a member of the Holy Family Parish, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marlette and past member of the Marlette Knights of Columbus.
Robert spent his career in banking in Lapeer and Marlette.
He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen
Robert Hale Jr. (son) of Marlette,
Elizabeth & Steven O'Rourke (daughter) of Clifford,
Megan & Tory Glumac (daughter) of St. Joseph,
5 grandchildren, Lucas, Jacob and Anthony O'Rourke, Amera and Isabelle Glumac.
James & Nancy Hale (brother) of Lapeer,
Jane Richards (sister) of Goodrich,
Kathy Loik (sister) of Otisville,
Helen Hale (sister in law) of Kentucky.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, John and a sister Ann Hartwell.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 - 8 PM and on Thursday from 10 - 11 AM at the funeral home.

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

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Donna June DeMott, 83, of Sandusky, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Michigan.
She was born January 16, 1931 in McGregor, Michigan the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Gray) McGregor.
Donna married Fred N. DeMott on February 8, 1950 in Angola, Indiana. He died on April 6, 2013.
She was a member of the Sandusky First United Methodist Church and the Sandusky Eastern Stars.
Donna worked at Yale Rubber for many years.
She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida, her dogs, her jewelry, trading antiques and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by
Maureen & Larry Babcock (daughter) of Walnut, Mississippi,
Janice Salvatore (daughter) of Sandusky,
Al & Tammy DeMott (son) of Sandusky,
Dorothy & Herb Thibadeau (sister) of Croswell,
Margaret Patten (sister) of Croswell,
12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Many other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Frank and William McGregor and sisters, Agnes McBride, Frances Johnson, Florence Smith, and Marion Cowan.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Sunday from 1 - 5 PM and on Monday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 24, 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 suggestions to the Sandusky First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

  James Allen Robinson, 73, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.

He was born August 14, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Richard and Elfreda (Girrbach) Robinson.
He was a 1957 graduate of Trenton High School. .
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 - 1963.
James married Erma (Frankie) Fay Driscoll on November 18, 1961 in Trenton, MI.
He moved to Sandusky in 1969 after purchasing Motel 46 which he operated for many years.
James enjoyed traveling and playing cards with his family.

He is survived by his wife Erma (Frankie),
Dave & Michele Robinson (son) of Sandusky,
Sandy Robinson (daughter) of Florida,
Sharon Mazie (sister) of Sandusky,
3 grandchildren, Ashlyn & Josh Robinson and Cassie Mitchell.
Several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elfreda Robinson.


At his request cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
A memorial service may be held at a later date.
Memorial suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Bill D. Thomas

He started his tractor like any ordinary day not knowing that God had a field he needed to be tilled today.

Bill Thomas age 64 of Elk Township passed away Thursday February 13, after starting his tractor.

He was born April 15, 1949 in Bay City, Michigan son to the late Charles and Lela (Johnston) Thomas.

He was a 1967 graduate of BayCity Central.

He married Ann (Stimson) on July 7, 1973. Bill was the all American farmer as well as neighbor and 4-H leader.

He is survived by his wife Ann, sons Dennis (Stephanie) of Midland, Rodney (Cady) of Marysville and Scott of Elk Township. Brothers: Robert (Kathy) of Cape Coral Florida, Michael (Linda) of Saginaw; brother-in-law Kevin Stimson of Brown City; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Visitation for Bill will be from 1-8pm on Sunday February 16 and 12pm-1pm Monday February 17 at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky. The funeral will be held on Monday February 17 at 1:00 at the funeral chapel.

Memorials can be made to the Sanilac County 4-H Scholarship fund in Memory of Bill Thomas.

 

Katherine Jane Chappel, age 89, of Marlette, passed away peacefully Friday, February 14,2014 at the Marlette United Hospice residence.
She was born March 17, 1924 in Caro, Michigan daughter to the late George and Mable (Hall) Bailey.
She graduated from Marlette High School in 1941.
She married Lawrence G. Chappel, June 11, 1942 in Caro, Michigan. He has preceded her in death on September 17, 2003.

Jane was a long time member of Marlette First Presbyterian Church and loved her flower garden.

She is survived by;
Ronald & Susan Chappel (Son) of Gaylord,
Paul & Suzanne Chappel (Son) of Cass City,
Glenn & Cyndi Chappel (Son) of Marlette,
Rod & Donna Chappel (Son) of Kingston,
Bonnie Nelson (Sister) of Marlette,
Joyce & Edward Justin (Sister) of Romeo,
Grace Taylor (Sister) of Sandusky,
Lois Wright (Sister) of Cass City,
9 Grandchildren,
6 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents George & Mable Bailey, husband Lawrence Chappel, brother John Bailey, sisters Betty Coupar, Zoann Burrows, Donna Pollack, Mary Ellen Fischer and Georgine Kroetch.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at Marlette First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Marlette Cemetery.

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

Visitation will be held on Monday from 10am to 12pm at the Marlette First Presbyterain Church.

 

Deanne Lee Kelly, 76, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born July 28, 1937 in Deckerville, Michigan the daughter of the late Wesley and Dorothy (Haley) Jones.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1955 graduate of Deckerville High School.
Deanne married Robert E. Kelly on October 22, 1955 in Deckerville.
She worked for many years as a teacher's aide at Sandusky Community Schools.
Deanne enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, playing bingo, going to the Casino's and spending winters in Florida.

She is survived by her husband Robert,
Patrick & Kathy Kelly (son) of Sandusky,
Cindy & Dave Noble (daughter) of Deckerville,
John Kelly (son) of Sandusky,
Don Kelly (son) of Freeland,
Janice Sheehan (sister) of Fowlerville,
Quinn & Sherrie Jones (brother) of Carsonville,
Paul Jones (brother) of Brown City,
11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Many other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Michael.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial suggestions to the Fresenius Medical Care, Dialysis, Sandusky or any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Billy Ray Duncil

Age - 65

Of - Decker, MI., Lamotte Twp.

Died - Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at his home.

Survived by - 1 Brother - Kenneth Duncil of Warren,Mi.

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

No service will be held.


Vera D. Hammond, 90, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born May 25, 1923 in Brighton, Michigan the daughter of the late William and Emma (Roggman) Scott.
She moved to this area aproximately 50 years ago.
Vera married Carl Hammond, he died on October 24, 1984.
She attended Sandusky Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxilary in St. Helen.

She is survived:
Ann & Bob Allen (daughter) of Arizona,
Vicky Minard (daughter) of Caro,
Leo & Kathy VanBlaricum (son) of Carlton,
Andy & Alice VanBlaricum (snover) of Snover,
Mike & Marilyn VanBlaricum (son) of Jackson,
Pat VanBlaricum (son) of St. Helen,
Robin & Rick Bolsby (daughter) of Applegate,
Joe VanBlaricum (son) of Sandusky,
Stan & Gail VanBlaricum (son) of Deckerville,
Jeff VanBlaricum (son) of Sandusky.
Karen VanBlaricum (daughter in law) of Perry,
Many grand, great and great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by sons, Lyle McDaniels, Bill VanBlaricum, brothers, Bill, Louie, Clifford, sisters, Vivian, Betty and Arlene, and daughter in law Vicki Vanblaricum.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 10 AM - 1 PM
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Brian Cuddie will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the Sandusky Baptist Church or any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Donald Henry Wiswell 91,completed his journey to heaven on Feb. 10, 2014. He
was born to Martha Augusta Gerstenberger-Wiswell and Henry Elijah Wiswell on May 16, 1922 in Snover Mi
On October 6, 1945 he and Phyllis (Cargill) were married in Marlette, MI, then lived and worked on the Snover farm raising their four children.
He is the father of Linda Reeves of Ida, Bonnie Wiswell of San Ramon CA,
Paul (Nancy) Wiswell of Holly and Richard Wiswell of Clio.

Grandfather of Kimberly (Ben) Johnson, Kelly Reeves, Karen (Chris) Wagner, Kristy (Matt) Taylor, Brenda (Kris) Rosher, Brian Wiswell and Macy Wiswell
.
Great Grandchildren - Ashley, Drew, Whitney, Travis, Taylor, Reeves, Xavier, Davis, Rayne, Pearson, Brock, and Brittnay.

Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents and siblings Leonard Wiswell, Ethyl Smith, and Clayton Wiswell.

He did not go into the military. He was froze on the farm in the “Farm for Food” program. The government had to have people to raise food for here in the U.S and overseas during World War II.
He liked to hunt in a little cabin up north and spend time with family.
He farmed full time until age 36 when he was in an accident with a combine. He began driving trucks and retired a teamster truck driver at age 62 but says he was a teamster WAY before being an adult. He would drive a team of horses from the farm he was born and grew up on, down South 3miles to the farm his father was raised on…which is now Moore Township Cemetery.
After retiring he and his wife traveled in their motor home for two years then settled in Fl during the winter months and Caseville MI during the summer.

He loved to ride bicycle and talk with people. A church group in the community he lived in while in Fl was an important segment of his weekly activities.

This year, he will spend Valentines with his sweetheart for eternity.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Gary Smith officiating.
Interment will follow the funeral at Moore Township Cemetery in Snover, Michigan.
Memorials may be donated to the Heritage United Methodist, 3329 Snover Rd., P.O. Box 38, Snover,Mi. 48472.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday 1pm to 8pm and Thursday 12pm to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

 

 



 

Gladys Opal Henderson, 90, of Sandusky, died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at her home in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born May 2, 1923 in Brown City, Michigan the daughter of the late William and Marina (Miller) Mahaffy.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1940 graduate of Marlette High School.
Gladys married Harlyn Henderson on March 1, 1941 in Ubly, MI. He died on December 30, 2009.
She was a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau and past member of the Watertown Methodist Church.

She is survived by
Judy Graham (daughter) of Texas,
Richard & Marsha Henderson (son) of Sandusky,
Keith & Wilma Henderson (son) of Sandusky,
Sally & Dennis Parrent (daughter) of Carsonville,
Several grand, great and great great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by grandsons, Daryll Henderson, Todd Cole, brothers, William and Irvin Mahaffy, Frederick Sorenson, and sisters, Virginia and Rose.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 2 - 8 PM and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Peggy Katzmark 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.

 

 

Bette E. Glover, age 79, long time resident of Marlette, passed away unexpectedly , Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at her home in Marlette Township.
She was born June 12, 1934 in Brown City, Michigan daughter to the late Russel and Ethel (Brown) Groh.
She graduated from Brown City High School in 1954.
She married Francis James Glover August 28, 1954 in Brown City. He preceded her in death December 22, 2006.
Bette worked at the Marlette Community Hospital for 30 years as a Dietitian until her retirement.
She enjoyed playing euchre, knitting, embroidering and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by;
Richard & RuthAnn Glover (Son) of Brown City,
Melinda & Bill Demaray (Daughter) of Marlette,
Carolyn & Rod Brown (Daughter) of Clifford,
Wes Groh (Brother) of California,
Lola & Chuck VanDewalker (Sister) of Brown City,
6 Grandchildren,
10 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Ronald Glover, brother Harold Groh and sister Wilma Johnson.


Funeral services will be held Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Daniel Bowman officiating.

Burial will be in the Siple Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the family.

Visitation will be held on Monday 11am to 2pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

 

Louis John Haase, age 75, died peacefully Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 10:53 a.m., in his home in Marlette, Michigan.
Louis Haase was a man like no other, he defeated the odds where most would have given up; never thinking of himself but always thinking of others. In his younger years where time was not the enemy, he was great at all sports in which he participated in. He never gave up at anything, not even when life took its toll. Life - it's a funny thing. We all take it for granted. Not Louis! When Multiple Sclerosis took his body he still fought until the very end he made sure his wife, Carol Haase, was comforted the best way possible. Their marriage was one that could never be broken; true love at it best. Louis John Haase will not be forgotten but cherished for beating the odds for many years and for not letting MS take the best of him. A man that defeated the odds, A man that will be missed.

Louis Haase served in the Army from 1961 to 1963;
He worked as a Supervisor for General Motors for 17 years;
During this time he also farmed, milking 60 head of cattle and tilling up 67 acres for crops;
He got into real estate acquiring his own business of Lou Haase Realty;
He offered his time to Koylton Township as Treasurer for over 25 years;

Survivors include his wife Carol J. Haase; sons, Louis Haase of Lapeer and James Haase of Marlette; one daughter, Christine (Larry) Lowe of Brown City; three grandchildren, Kelly, Louis and Alyshea; three great grandchildren, Karissa, Leah and Axle; and a sister Patricia (Walter) Troia.

He will be missed by many and mourned by family and friends.

May God bless you and keep you, Louis J. Haase, and shine his light upon you, so help us GOD.

Services will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marlette with Rev. Eric Kilmer officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Siple Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial may be donated to Our Savior Lutheran Church School.

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

 

Wray L. Chappel, age 70, life long resident of Marlette passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw, Michigan.
He was born July 1, 1943 in Marlette son to E. Wray and Esther (Grow) Chappel.
Mr. Chappel served his country in U.S. Army.
He married Frances L. Manzanares September 14, 1963 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He worked as a mechanic for Lossee Body Shop, Ed’s Collision and Kraft Automotive.
Wray was a member of Marlette Classic Car Club and Marlette V.F.W. Post 4837.
He enjoyed riding his golf cart around Marlette, watching NASCAR, fast cars and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Fran of 51 years,
Anthony Chappel (Son) of Marlette,
Wray Alexander & Lisa Chappel III (Son) of Snover,
Sharie & Steve McDonald (Daughter) of Snover,

Esther Chappel (Mother) of Silverwood,
Lloyd & Terrie Chappel (Brother) of Marlette,
Joyce & Gary Swift (Sister) of Davison,
Barbara & Danny Raymond (Sister) of Clifford,
Evelyn & Gregory Chorba (Sister) of Silverwood,
Grandchildren Jasmine, Nickolas, Braxton, Jena, Colin and Travis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Wray Chappel.

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

Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Marlette V.F.W. Hall in Marlette, with Rev. Christopher Laughlin from the Hope Lutheran Church officiating.

Memorials may be donated to American Heart Association or Marlette United Hospice Service.

Visitation will be held on Saturday 11am to 1pm at the Marlette V.F.W. Hall.

 

 

Bonnie Jean McClellan, 54, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at her home in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born September 7, 1959 in Deckerville, Michigan the daughter of Duane and Catherine (Darbos) Mills.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1977 graduate of Deckerville High School.
Bonnie married Mike McClellan on March 3, 1995 in Ohio.
She worked at Dott Manufacturing in Deckerville for 23 years, she was a caregiver and a day care provider.
Bonnie enjoyed, bowling, playing pool and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband Mike,
Bri McClellan (daughter) of Sandusky,
Duane Mills (father) of Port Sanilac,
Diana Lenk & Ron Simpson (sister) of Carsonville,
Lorie & Ted Freiburger (sister) of Sandusky,
Kimberly & Nathan Ockstadt (sister) of North Branch,
Jeffrey Lenk (brother) of Ohio,
Tracy & Tina Mills (brother) of Gaylord,
Colleen Loeffler (aunt) of Sandusky,
William & Demi Mills (uncle) of Florida,
Several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Catherine Mills.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 2 - 8 PM and on Saturday from 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Jerry Griggs will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Elk Township Cemetery in Peck.
Memorial suggestion to the family discretionary fund, United Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Our loving mother, Janina Cibulskis, 88, of Snover, peacefully went home to be with her heavenly father, on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at her home in Snover, after a brief illness.

She was born January 18, 1925 in Starasol, Poland the daughter of the late Dimitrios and Paulina (Karpinska) Fyzcko.
She moved to this area from Detroit in 1970, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Argyle.
Janina married Stasys Cibulskis in Ingostodt, Germany. He died in May of 1979.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, music and gardening, but most of all her family.

She is survived by
Maria & Gerald Talerio (daughter) of Sterling Heights,
Veronica & Joe Vinokurow (daughter) of Deckerville,
Antanas & Grace Cibulskis (son) of Romulus,
Juozas Cibulskis (son) of Sandusky,
Stase & Ron Hartel (daughter) of Snover,
Jonas & Lori Cibulskis (son) of Washington Twp.,
Ona & Bryan Welsh (daughter) of Rhode Island,
Henry & Diane Cibulskis (son) of Snover,
Adele Jones (daughter) of Lexington Heights,
Leokadija (Connie) & Thomas Boudourakis (daughter) of Sterling Heights,
Rita & Raymond Welker (daughter) of Sandusky,
Edward & Susan Cibulskis (son) of Snover,
Anna & Lonia Lisevitch (sister) of Ukraine.
40 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son Albert Michael Cibulskis at the age of 4 months.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Thursday from 1 - 8 PM and on Friday from 10 - 11 AM

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Fr. Bob Schikora will be officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Joseph & St. Ignatius Cemetery, Argyle.
Memorial suggestion to the Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

 

Richard Eugene Wojtas, 84, of Deckerville, died Saturday, January 4, 2014 at his home in, Wheatland Township, Deckerville, Michigan.
He was born September 9, 1929 in Burt, Michigan the son of the late Albert and Josephine (Grzesik) Wojtas
He was a longtime area resident and member of the Holy Family Parish St. Joseph Church, Sandusky.
Richard married Marilyn Kownacki on August 31, 1957 at the Croswell St. Patrick's Church.
He was a Past Grand Knight of the Sandusky Knights of Columbus and a member of many Conservation Clubs.
Richard was an office manager for the United States Department of Agriculture in Marshall, MI., for 19 years and he also farmed.
He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn,
Son, Richard Wojtas,
Daughters, Nancy & Michael Lane , Diana & Andrew Newbery and Christine & Keith Girand.
Brother, Herman Wojtas
7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, George, John, and Robert and sisters, Bernice and Genevieve.

Visitation will be held at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, Sandusky on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Parish Church - St. Joseph, Sandusky.
Fr. Bob Schikora will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestions to Duck's Unlimited, www.ducks.org/tributes/RichardWojtas or the Holy Family Parish St. Joseph Church, Sandusky.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

Gordon Smith Phelps, passed away peacefully on December 30,2013 @7:15 PM at the home of his eldest daughter and son-in-law, in Millersburg, Michigan under the care of Sunrise Shore Hospice.
Gordon was born December 3, 1923 in Lapeer to the late Harlan and Clara (Smith) Phelps and was united in marriage to Wanda Jean (Phelps) on January 29, 1950. The marriage was blessed with seven children. John, Janice (McCumons), Jim, Louise (Hoffman), Judy, (William LeBlanc), Ruthann, (Nate Stansell), Mary, Michal (Jerry Campbell), and Mark John Phelps.
After the death of Wanda, Gordon was united in marriage to Ruby (Hankey). Ruby preceded Gordon in death September of 2007.
Mr. Phelps was also preceded in death by his daughter Mary Jean and a great granddaughter Calah Marie Phelps.

Mr. Phelps was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force on June 30, 1943 as a member of the 340th Bomb Group. He served until March 2, 1946 as a Staff Sergeant and then re-enlisted in the United States Air Force on August 19, 1947, as a Tech Sergeant. Mr. Phelps flew 18 bombing missions over Japan in World War II and was shot down twice. He was honorably discharged from the military service on August 18, 1951; a recipient of numerous ribbons and medals.

Mr. Phelps is also survived by grandchildren, Kimberly Boismier (Daniel), Christopher Phelps (Heather Songer), Jason Campbell, Jeffrey Chene and Great grandchildren, Joseph and Isabelle Boismier, Joshua, Jordan, Gabriel and Ella Grace Phelps.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette on January 4, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., with Fr. Terry Moore officiating.

Visitation will be held on Saturday 11am to 1pm at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery, Brown City, Michigan with full military honors.

A luncheon will immediately follow the interment at the Harrington Inn, 4154 Main St., Brown City,MI.

 

Donald LeRoy Hazen, age 87, of Marlette, Michigan passed away on December 29, 2013 at the United Hospice Residence in Marlette. Don was born on October 21, 1926; the youngest of ten children born to the late Albert and Jennie (Swinson) Hazen.
He married Thelma Heussner on February 2, 1944. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before her death in 2009.

Don worked as a mechanic at Jubb Motors Sales for many years, ran the former Shell Station, and retired as owner of Hazen's Service Station which was located at the corner of M-53 and M-46.

Don is survived by daughters Lois (Ron) Harneck of Marlette, Linda (Roger) Wilson of Columbiaville, Brenda (Roger) Redmond of Marlette, and Kristine (Bob) Diegel of Caro, eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, sisters Gladys Taft and Orpha Thompson of Marlette, sister-in-law Shirley Heussner of Lapeer, special friend Marian Taylor of Marlette, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Donald Hazen, in 1974, wife Thelma, brothers Wilton, Harold, Dick and Marshall, and sisters Irene Thomsen, Beatrice Foster, and Wilma Purks.

In later years, Don enjoyed playing cards, occasional trips to the casino with his family, and spending time with family and friends, most especially with his friend Marian.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Burial will be at Christian Memorial Cemetery in Peck.
A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, on Juhl Road, Marlette, with Rev. Christopher Laughlin officiating.

Memorials may be given to Marlette Hospice Residence or to an organization of the donor's choice.

 

Jean Catherine Smith, 84, of Sandusky, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born March 8, 1929 in Croswell, Michigan the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Gardner) Erbe.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1948 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Jean married Wayne Smith on October 28, 1950 in Sandusky. He died on February 11, 1996.
She worked as a switch board operator for Michigan Bell and also worked at Travco Corporation in Brown City.
Jean attended Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sandusky.

She is survived by
Randy & T.K. Smith (son) of Sandusky,
Kurt & Alice Smith (son) of Sandusky,
7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Richard and Bud Erbe, and a sister June Wolen.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Dave Coleman will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Dorothy A. Hudson, 92, of Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Marlette and Reese, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Gulf side Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida.
She was born December 14, 1921 in Caro, Michigan daughter to the late Leland and Alice (Dorence) Ensign.
She graduated from Kingston High School in 1940.
Dorothy marred Basil G. Hudson June 12, 1941 in Kingston, he preceded her in death April 10, 1983.
She was a member of Wesley Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Zephyrhills Florida.
She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, watching butterfly’s and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by;
Donnie & Doris Hudson (Son) of Lapeer,
Terry & Judy Hudson (Son) of Decker,
Gerry & Mary Hudson (Son) of Zephyrhills, FL,
Lee & Theda Ensign (Brother) of Caro,
Douglas & Marilyn Ensign (Brother) of Kingston,
Marguerite & Jim Caswell (Sister) of Reese,
6 Grandchildren,
12 Great Grandchildren,
2 Great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leland and Alice Ensign, husband Basil Hudson and sister Eleanor Brooks.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Chris Wolf from the Marlette First and Second Presbyterian Churches officiating.
Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery.
Memorial may be given to the family for Hospice in Zephyrhills Florida.

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

 




Pearl J. (Hayes) Haag, 98, of Yale, died Friday, December 27, 2013 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born January 2, 1915 in Carsonville, Michigan the daughter of the late George and Alvina (Miller) Mater.
She grew up in this area and then moved to Fargo, where she spent most of her life, and the last six years she lived in Yale.
Pearl married Morris Hayes on January 16, 1935 in Sandusky. He died on November 20, 1988.
She then married Everett Haag on October 16, 1999 in Sandusky. He died on October 15, 2007.
She was a member of the Sandusky Community of Christ Church.

She is survived by
Judy & Clarence Morgan (daughter) of Lapeer,
Linda McDonald (daughter) of Yale,
Richard Hayes (son) of Mt. Clemens,
Lori & John Nichols (daughter) of Port Huron,
Ruby Powell (sister) of Adrian,
10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Arnold, Lewis and Orville Mater, and sisters, Eria Ferguson, Edna Butler, and Verna Gass.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Elder Harlow Elsholz will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Washington Township Cemetery in Carsonville.

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

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

 

 

Marilyn G. Miller, age 74, from Sandusky, Michigan passed away on December 25, 2013 after a prolonged illness. She passed away peacefully and was surrounded by her family in the home of her daughter, Linda Bader, in St. Louis, Michigan.

Marilyn was born on April 4, 1939 in Sandusky, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene M. Miller, her son Brian Miller, her parents Ezra and Agnes McBride, and her two brothers Clare (Elizabeth) McBride and Dennis (Pauline) McBride.

She married Eugene Miller on October 3, 1959, and is survived by daughter Cathy Miller and husband Peter Buesgens, daughter Linda Bader and Michael Rutkowski, son Craig Miller and his wife Julie, and her six grand children; Alexandra Bank, Sarah Bank, Julia Lanier, and Rachel, Grant and David Bader.

Marilyn graduated from Sandusky High School in 1957. Later in life she completed an associate’s degree from St. Clair County Community College and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Saginaw Valley State University. Her degrees were in music and education. She retired from the Sandusky Community School System as a middle school teacher.

With a lifelong love of music, she served for a time as the organist at the First United Methodist Church in Sandusky, and taught piano lessons from her home for many years. She was also a very dedicated member of the St. Clair County Community Concert (SC4) Band in Port Huron from 1977 to 2011, playing in the percussion section. At the age of 70 she also took up the clarinet.

Marilyn loved her family, loved to go walking and had a special affection for animals. She will be profoundly missed by her family, friends, and pets. Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sandusky, or any local Humane Society or animal shelter.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11am, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Sandusky Michigan with a luncheon to follow.
Visitation will be held from 10 AM until service at the church.
Rev. Matt Osborne will be officiating.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Evelyn Bertha Cramer, 85, of Sandusky, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born October 8, 1928 in Applegate, Michigan the daughter of the late William and Lavina Roskey.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1946 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Evelyn married Ray Duane Cramer on March 10, 1951 in Sandusky. He died on August 2, 2007.
She was a member of the Sandusky First United Methodist Church and T.O.P.S.
Evelyn, along with her husband, owned and operated Cramer Gas & Oil Co.

She is survived by
Randy & Lorraine Cramer (son) of Sandusky,
Sue & Butch Lee (daughter) of Memphis,
Jayne & Tony Khaddar (daughter) of Maui, Hawaii,
Marie & Robert Sleda (sister) of Applegate,
Harlem Nichol (brother in law) of Deckerville,
6 grandchildren, Derrick & Erin Lee, Danielle & Guy Walsh, Robert & Crystal Cramer, Rodney & Jackie Cramer, Ronald Cramer & Ashley, Riyadh Khaddar.
7 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son in law, Kim Lee, brothers, Melvin, Stanley and Robert Roskey, sisters, Helen Williamson, Gladys Penpraze, Iva Berry, Dorothy Schimmelpfenig, and Norma Nichol.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 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.

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

Memorial suggestions to the Sandusky First United Methodist Church, Sanilac Medical Care Facility, or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Lois Marie Erbe

Lois Marie Erbe, 83, of Sandusky, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born December 28, 1929 in Marlette, Michigan; daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Campbell) Chisholm.

Lois was a lifelong area resident of Sandusky.
She graduated from Marlette High School and Port Huron Beauty College.
Lois married Dale Erbe on February 14, 1955 in Angola, Indiana .

Lois and Dale Erbe owned and operated the Town & Country Beauty Salon, Town & Country Fashions and Sandusky Beauty College in Sandusky for many years. She was a longtime member of the local Chamber of Commerce and the Sandusky Eagles.
She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband Dale,
Children: Ronald (Susan) Erbe of Mason,
Donald Erbe of Thailand,
Lori (Stephen) Smithson of Waterford,
Sister: Dora Bush of California,
Two grandchildren: Ashley Erbe and Sara (Alfal) Telia.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother: Charles Chisholm.
Cremation was at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.
Rev. Dave Coleman will be officiating.
The family desires memorial contributions be made the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

 

Evans Lowayne Krueger, 80, of Snover, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.
He was born August 8, 1933 in Snover, Michigan the son of the late Gustave and Nellie (Dorman) Krueger.
Evans married Lorna Jean Smith on October 7, 1961 in Snover.
He was known as the Snover Autioneer and could be in crowds for an auction but didn't like being in other crowds. He was a fast and smooth talker.
Evans was a farmer and factory worker all of his life. You can take the man from the farm, but you can't take the farming out of the man.
He was a lover of horses and followed the horse auctions in Mt.Pleasant & Lansing. We had ponies and riding horses when Denise & Scott were young. We never missed horse pulling events.
He went to the Marlette Stockyards every monday. We would not miss it for anything.
He also loved the Big Belgium Draft Horses. You could never get a step ahead, he always had an answer for everything, maybe more than one.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lorna
Denise & Larry Reid (daughter) of Peck,
Two granddaughters, Tiffany Krueger of Sandusky & Taryn Reid and J.T. Cahoon of Yale.
And the apple of his eye his great grandson, Lucas Evans Krueger 21 months of Sandusky.
Harold Krueger (brother) of Holly,
Connie Krueger (sister in law) of Sandusky,
Brother in laws - Larry & Donna Smith of Caro, Terry Smith of Mt. Morris,
Sister in laws - Dianne King of Barryton and Deloris Smith of Washington.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Scott on April 15, 2010, sisters, Ardis Johnson, Helen Chambers,
Brothers, Norm, Paul, Ray, Max, Gustave, Walter, and Leo Krueger, brother in laws, Carl King, Leonard Smith, sister in laws, Donna Smith, Carolyn Krueger.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Brian Ake will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Monday from 6 - 9 PM and on Tuesday from 1 - 8 PM and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM
Memorial suggestion to the family.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

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