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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.

 

Nancy L. Gerstenberger, age 76, life long resident of Sandusky, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 2, 2014 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky.
She was born March 22, 1938 in Detroit, MI.,, daughter to the late Lloyd and Verna (Smith) Pringle.
She graduated from Sandusky High School in 1956.
She married Dean Gerstenberger December 15, 1956 in Sandusky, he preceded her in death July 18, 1992.
Nancy worked at Yale Rubber Manufacturing Company and also was a homemaker.
She enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, gardening, going to the Barn Theatre, parades and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by
Larry Gerstenberger (son) of Sandusky,
Linda & Robert Kenny (daughter) of Sandusky,
Barb Simpson (daughter) of Sandusky,
Bill & Mandy Pringle (brother) of Sandusky,
Deloris & Ivan Booth (sister) of Kimball,
Grandchildren, Mandy & Michael Fullmer, Sheena & Casey Dickinson , Cory Kenny & fiancée Brittany and her children Travis, Hailey & Michael and Heather & Buck Maloney.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Verna Pringle and husband Dean.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Pastor David Coleman from the Countryside Free Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.

Memorials may be donated to the Sanilac County Humane Society, 3847 Sheldon St., Carsonville,MI.48419, or the memorial of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday 4:30 PM to 8PM, Wednesday 1PM to 8PM and Thursday 10AM to 11AM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky.

 

James E. Greene, 72, of Clifford died peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital in Lapeer, Michigan. Mr. Greene has lived in the Clifford area the past 27 years and was previously from Oxford, Michigan.
He was born June 18, 1942 in Rochester, Michigan son to the late Kenneth and Elsie (Long) Greene.
He married Beverly Sands January 4, 1988 in Lapeer.
He worked for Pontiac Motors for 29 years, retire ring in 1993.
Mr. Greene was a member of Comins, Michigan Eagles Club for many years.
James enjoyed hunting, camping, going to car shows and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Beverly,
Chris & Jennifer Greene (Son) of Fostoria,
Jeff Greene (Son) & Amy of Columbiaville,
Kim & Steve Gourlay (Daughter) of Traverse City,
Denise Elwart (Daughter) & Lin of Lansing,
Lyle Greene (Brother) of LeRoy,
Richard Greene (Brother) of Orange, CA,
Evelyn & Don Dyer (Sister) of Clio,
Doris & Carl Webster (Sister) of Monteague, TN,
6 Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Elsie Greene, brothers William, Norman ,Avery and Ray Greene.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Steve Porter officiating.

Burial will be in the West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:30pm to 8pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

 

Elaine W. Wilcox, age 90 of Marlette, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital.

She was born December 21, 1923 in Goodman, Wisconsin, daughter to the late Lester and Evangelia (Jeffery) Poquette.

She married Wilson R. Wilcox December 24, 1942 in Imlay City, Michigan. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2004.

Elaine was a member of the Non Denominational Region for several years.

She is survived by;
W. Harold & Rose Ann Wilcox (Son) of Watersmost,
Ronald & Vicky Wilcox (Son) of Marlette,
Marvin & Mary Wilcox (Son) of Clifford,
Gerald Wilcox (Son) of Lake City,
Sharon Cockran (Niece) of Muskegon,
Susie Kettle (Niece) of Fremont,
15 Grandchildren,
22 Great Grandchildren,
3 Great Great Grandchildren,
Many Step Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Evangelia Poquette, husband Wilson, son Donald Wilcox, brother Harold Poquette, sisters Phylliss Reid , Laven Geshel and Lucille Copley and niece Judy Froly.


Funeral services will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Ray Miller officiating.

Burial will be in the Burnside Twp. Cemetery in Brown City.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette United Hospice Service.

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

 

   Sanford Lee (Sandy) Albrecht, 79, of Sandusky, went home to be with his Savior, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Michigan.
He was born May 19, 1935 in Carsonville, Michigan the son of the late William and Emma (Schultz) Albrecht.
He was a lifelong area resident, a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky and a 1954 graduate of Carsonville High School and he served in the U.S. Army.
Sanford married Joan Henderson on May 10, 1958 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac.
He started the John Deere Lawn & Garden business in Sandusky, owned and operated Albrecht Supply a fastener distribution company and was a locksmith.

He is survived by his wife Joan,
Mark & Beth Albrecht (son) of Sandusky,
Brian & Nancy Albrecht (son) of Greenville,
Jim & Sandra Albrecht (son) of Sandusky,
Bonnie Albrecht (sister in law) of Port Sanilac,
Grandchildren, Andy & Kayla Albrecht, Shane & Erin Albrecht, Megan Albrecht, Nick & Amanda Albrecht, Kyle, Tyler and Cassidy Albrecht.
Great Grandchild, Liam Albrecht, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Chester, Stanley, Raymond, William, and Milton (Mick).

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

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Thursday from 2 - 8 PM and on Friday at Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky from 10 - 11 AM
Memorial services will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church, Sandusky.
Rev. Richard Tino will be officiating.
Memorial suggestion to American Lung Association, Peace Lutheran Church or United Hospice of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

    Robert Anthony Cech, 74, of Sandusky died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Port Huron, Michigan.
He was born June 21, 1940 in Hamtramck, Michigan the son of the late John and Victoria (Dabrowski) Cech.
He was a 1958 graduate of St. Ladislaus High School in Hamtramck, and earned his Engineering Degree from Notre Dame University.
Robert married Charlotte Burzynski on October 27, 1962 in Detroit.
He was a member of the Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky.
Robert worked and retired from General Motors Corporation.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte,
Renee & Felix delPrado (daughter) of Florida,
Robert Cech Jr. & Brenda Keller (son) of Croswell,
Kim & John Grzywacz (daughter) of Dryden,
Maryann & Gary Rock (sister) of Clarkston,
11 grandchldren and 3 great grandchildren.

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

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 1 - 9 PM and on Thursday at the Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky from 12 - 1:30 PM
A parish scripture service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky.
Rev. Fr. Bob Schikora will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

D. Eleanor Loding, 93, of Sandusky, died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Villagers of Hospice,
in Florida.
Eleanor was born on August 28, 1920 in Detroit, MI. daughter to the late William & Agnes (Stalhbush) Kansier.
She was a 1938 graduate of St. Augustine Catholic School in Richmond and a graduate of Ypsilanti Teacher College.
Eleanor married Allan J. Loding on June 6, 1945 in Richmond, MI. He died on April 24, 2004.
She taught at the Watertown School. She owned the Park Bench Store in Westpark for 3 years.
She was an active member of the McKenzie Memorial Hospital Auxilary, The Garden Club, and served as Junior Choir Director at the Sandusky Presbyterian Church.
Eleanor loved to China Paint, Gardening, Crafting, and spent many years as caregiver for her husband.

She is survived by:
Kathleen & Edward Giroux of The Villages, Florida,
Roger & Merrily Loding of Sandusky,
Grandchildren, Christopher Loding, Matthew Loding, Tyler Loding, Rebecca & Matt Kalasky, Doug & Lisa Hanes, Kristian & Scott Dunning, Megan & Brian Oxley, Justin Giroux.
7 Great Grandchildren,
Clarie & Marion Kansier (brother) of Eastpointe,
Dolores & Bill Stanbridge (sister) of Indiana
Cara Kansier (sister in law) of Florida.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Kansier.

Cremation has taken place a private family graveside service will be held at the Zion Cemetery, Watertown Township, with Rev. Katja Gruening officiating.
Memorial suggestion to The Villagers For Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, Florida 32162.
Local arrangements by the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com..

 

 

Linda A. Gomes, age 72, life long resident of Marlette, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence.
She was born May 1, 1942 in Marlette daughter to the late James and Edith (Sangster) McCoon.
She graduated from Marlette High School in 1960.
She married Vernon Gomes, he has preceded her in death.
Linda enjoyed crocheting, bowling, playing cards and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by;
James & Rose Gomes (Son) of Marlette,
Vernon Gomes (Son) of Marlette,
Tiffany & Jennifer Gomes (Grand daughters) of Marlette,
Kenneth Pearce (Step Grandson) of Kingston,
Carol Dalrymple (Sister) of Flint,
Johanna McCoon (Sister-in-law) of Marlette,
Carolyn McCoon (Sister-in-law) of Lapeer.

She was preceded in death by her parents James & Edith McCoon, husband Vernon, brothers Jack, Albert & Robert McCoon and sister Joyce Cook.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

 

James Edward Vernon, 81, of Marlette, died unexpectedly Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home in Marlette, MI.
He was born August 12, 1932 in Grafton, West Virginia son to the late Allen and Vivian Vernon.
He was a 1950 graduate of Philippi High School in West Virginia, and served in the U.S. Army.
James married Nancy Morgan on March 16, 1957 in Detroit,MI.
James was a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church, member and past Master of Marlette Masonic Lodge #343, member and past Commander of and Mt. Clemens Commandery, Holder of the Knights York Cross of Honor and a past member of the Snover Lions Club.
James loved his family. He is survived by his wife Nancy,
Sister Loraine (Bernard) Haggerty of West Virginia,
Brother Clifton Vernon of Ohio,
Sister Joyce (Daniel) Riggleman of West Virginia,
Sister in laws Linda Morgan of Marlette and Marilyn Morgan of Cass City,
Special nieces and nephews:
Ellen Krebs of Cass City,
Michael & Linda Losquadro (niece) of West Virginia,
Jim Morgan of Texas,
Barry & Thekla Vernon (nephew) of South Carolina,
Laura Vernon Bull (niece) of South Carolina,
Ralph & Debbie Morgan (nephew) of Brown City,
Jason & Beckie Riggleman (nephew) of West Virginia,
Thomas & Gretchen Morgan (nephew) of Kohler, Wisconsin,
Jeremy & Amy Tunks (niece) of Beckley,MI.
Many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Burl Vernon, brothers in laws, Ted Morgan and Thomas Morgan, and nephews Jason Riggleman and Philip Morgan.

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

Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Heritage United Methodist Church in Snover, with Rev. Donald Durby and Rev. David Pratt will be officiating.
Memorials suggestion to the Heritage United Methodist Church Roof Fund or Marlette Masonic Lodge # 343.

Visitation will be held at the Heritage United Methodist Church on Thursday from 10am to 11am.

 

Nora A. Billgren, age 83, of Marlette formerly Cedarville and Oxford, Michigan, went home to meet her Lord as a good and faithful servant Saturday, July 19, 2014.
She was born in Snover, Michigan January 17, 1931 to the late Robert and Erma (Clapsaddle) Dunn.
She graduated from Oxford High School in 1949.
She married Clair Billgren in Oxford, Michigan June 15, 1957.
She loved the Lord her entire life and was involved in her church in Michigan and Florida.
She enjoyed playing her keyboard, bowling, reading, baking, canning, painting, hunting and fishing.
Nora was greeted in heaven by her loving husband of 53 years Clair Billgren, son Michael Billgren, son-in-law Gerry Sherman, parents George and Erma Dunn, nephew Scott Lamphier, brother-in-laws Roy (Thelma) Fridline and Bob (Shirley) Eargood.

She is survived by, daughters Kathy (Buddy) Ludwig and Cheryl Sherman, son Dan Billgren and daughter-in-law Jackie Billgren.
Grandchildren Stacy Kesler, Katti Putnam, Michael Billgren, Amanda Ludwig, Adam and Jesse Sherman, Chad (Evon) Billgren and step grandson Paul Nelson.
Great grandchildren, Samantha Kesler, Jacob and Brenden Putnam, Caleb, Hailey, Christian and Hunter Sherman, Jackson and Mallory Sherman. Sisters Wanda Jane Kinkle, Alma Banks, Thelma Fridline, Shirley Eargood and Nancy (Jerald) Lamphier, brothers Jim (Peggy) Dunn and Max (Vernita) Dunn, plus several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday at Pleasant View Free Methodist Church in Mayville from 10am to 11am.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am in Pleasant View Free Methodist in Mayville, with Pastor Paul Armstrong officiating.

Interment will be in the Marlette Cemetery next to her husband.

Memorials may be donated to Pleasant View Free Methodist Church, 8643 N. Lapeer Rd., Mayville,Mi. 48744

 

Leon R. Maynard, age 91, life long resident of Clifford area died peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home in Clifford, Michigan.
He was born March 1, 1923 in Marlette, son to the late George and Helen (Sauders) Maynard.
He married Frances C. Teague August 7, 1961 in Barbourville, Kentucky.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Mr. Maynard worked at Guerdons Industries in Marlette and was a custodian at the Lapeer Post office.
Leon was a long time member of the Goodnews Assembly of God Church.
He enjoyed doing puzzles, wood working, crafts, reading, playing video games and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Frances of 52 years of marriage,
Mary Sanders (Daughter) of Clifford,
Charlisa Radecki (Daughter) of Clifford,
Michael Radecki (Grandson) of Clifford,
Brittany Radecki (Grand daughter) of Clifford,
Brandon Radecki (Grandson) of Clifford,
George & Mary Lou Maynard (Brother) of Kingston,
Berville Maynard (Brother) of Clifford,
Lloyd & Ruth Maynard (Brother) of Marlette,
Jerry & Pat Maynard (Brother) of Capac,
Norman & Pearl Maynard (Brother) of Flint.

He was preceded in death by his parents George & Helen Maynard and son Albert Maynard.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Douglas Richardson officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Marlette Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 1pm to 8pm and Monday 12noon to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

 

William (Bill) Joseph Radecki, 78, of Luzerne, formerly of Clifford, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Clifford.

He was born September 5, 1935 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of the late Stanley (Rudy) and Norma (Wolgast) Radecki.
Bill married Mary Lewis on June 12, 1954 in Pontiac, MI.
He worked as a machinist and a carpenter. He was a member of the Clifford Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Mary,
Bill Radecki (Son) of North Branch,
Larry Radecki (Son) of Clifford,
Debra & Doug Romain (Daughter) of Almont,
Mike & Margie Radecki (Son) of Deford,
Steve Radecki (Son) of Luzerne,
Jason & Stacy Radecki (Son) of North Dakota,
Norma Novak (Sister) of Waterford,
Marilyn & Bill Crossman (Sister) of Colorado,
12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Victor, and a sister, Judith Flury.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Sunday from 1 - 8 PM and on Monday at Clifford Baptist Church, Clifford from 12 - 1 PM.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Clifford Baptist Church.
Rev. Glynn McMorris will be officiating.
Burial will be in the West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood.
Memorial suggestion to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Billie R. Wilcox, age 83 of Brown City, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Autumwood of Deckerville in Deckerville, Michigan.
He was born September 11, 1930 in Marlette, son to the late Amber and Veda (Kohn) Wilcox.
He attended Marlette High School.
Billie married Mavis Jean Fraleigh on June 16, 1948 at the Omard United Methodist Church in Brown City.
He worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Marlette Homes and owned and operated the B &W Paint Shop.
Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Omard United Methodist Church in Brown City and was a former president of the Marlette Saddle Club.
Billie enjoyed riding horses, bowling, hunting, playing in horse shoe competition, playing cards and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Mavis of 66 years of marriage,
Brent & Lynn Wilcox (Son) of Brown City,
Deborah & Jerry Steigerwald (Daughter) of Brown City,
Ann & Floyd Rufenacht (Sister) of Toledo, OH.,
4 Grandchildren, Jeffrey & Gina Steigerwald, Jacqueline & Jeremy Macejewski,
Chris & Alicia Wilcox and Jennifer Wilcox,
1 Great Granddaughter Evelyn Wilcox.

He was preceded in death by his parents Amber & Veda Wilcox, and infant brother Paul Wilcox.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Dan Surbrook officiating.

Burial will be in the Omard Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to Omard United Methodist Church, 2055 Peck Rd., Brown City, MI. 48416 or
to the Charity of your choice.

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


 

Robert Edward Kelly, 78, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born October 5, 1935 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of the late Alger and Gladys (Smith) Kelly.
He was a lifelong area resident and a 1953 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Robert married Deanne Lee Jones on October 22, 1955 in Deckerville. She died on February 12, 2014.
He worked as a self employed carpenter and was a past member of the Eagles Club in Florida.

He is survived by
Patrick & Kathy Kelly (son) of Sandusky,
Cindy & Dave Noble (daughter) of Deckerville,
John Kelly (son) of Sandusky,
Don Kelly (son) of Freeland,
Marlene Pattee (sister) of Port Huron,
Patricia & Al Tomichek (sister) of Sandusky,
10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a son, Michael, brothers, Ivan, Vaugh and James and a sister, Maxine Stanton.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
A Private Family Memorial service will be held.
Memorials may be made to any charity of the donors personal choice.

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

 

 

Nelllie F. Eggert, age 95, life long resident of Sandusky, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her home in Sandusky.
She was born February 21, 1919 in Sandusky daughter to the late Ervin and Katherine (Loughren) Higgins.
She attended the Laurel School in Sanilac County.
She married Carlyle Eggert November 20, 1943 in Sandusky.
Mrs. Eggert was a long time member of the Sandusky Baptist Church.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, farming and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Carlyle of 71 years of marriage,
Elwyn & Vicki Eggert (son) of Sandusky,
Eric Eggert (son) of Carsonville,
Bonnie & Larry Christensen (daughter) of Clifford,
Grandchildren, Bryan, Diana, Nathan and Joshua,
Great Grandchildren, Gavin, Liam and Drea.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ervin and Katherine Higgins, brothers Tom & George Higgins, and sister Leona Smith.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky, with Pastor Brian Cuddie from the Sandusky Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will follow the service in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Sunday 3pm to 8pm and Monday 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Sandusky.

 

Jerry W. Stambaugh, 71, of Clifford, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his home in Clifford.
He was born June 22, 1943 in Kentucky son to the late Winford and Stella (Logan) Stambaugh.
He married Rosia Cavins October 3, 1964 in Kentucky.
He worked as a Welder for many years.
He was a member of the Lapeer Classic Car Club and Lapeer Eagles.
He enjoyed driving his classic show truck, wood working, riding his golf cart and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Rosia,
Jerry Stambaugh Jr. (Son) of Clifford,
Cathy & Rudy Reyna (Daughter) of North Branch, Maggie Penncuff (Sister) of Kentucky,
3 Grandchildren, Austin,Morgan and Devin.

He was preceded in death by his parents Winford and Stella Stambaugh and sister Martha Plantz.

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

A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery in Yale, with Pastor Tony Ferriell officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

 

Gary L. Johnson, age 63 of St. Albans, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
He was born in Marlette May 21, 1951, son of Jack and Wanda (Jones) Johnson.
He graduated from Marlette High School 1969.
Gary worked in management for grocery chains for several years.
Gary is survived by his wife Kim Johnson of St. Albans, West Virginia.; two sons Nick (Becky) Johnson and Shane Johnson of Jacksonville, Fl; two step daughters and one step son, nine grandchildren; mother Wanda Johnson of Marlette; two sisters, Suzann (Ken) Wolschleger of Carsonville and Rita (Dale) Phillips of Marlette and several nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father Jack Johnson.
Gary enjoyed spending time with family and loved his Detroit Tigers!
Cremation has taken place in West Virginia.
A memorial service in celebration of his life going home to be with the Lord will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Marlette Baptist Church, 6469 Chard Street, Marlette, Michigan, with Pastor Jim Buckley officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

 

Merle L. Cumper, age 98, long time resident of Marlette passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Hillside A.F.C. Home in Decker, Michigan. Mrs. Cumper lived most of her life in the Marlette area and was previously from Sandusky.
She was born October 1, 1915 in Sandusky, Michigan daughter to the late John and Estelle (Rourke) Kraft.
She graduated from Sandusky High School in 1933 and attended Hurley School of Nursing in Flint.
She loved farm life and being a home maker.
Merle was a long time member of Hope Lutheran Church in Juhl and Danish Sisterhood, and also a member of Decker Eastern Starrs where she was a Worthy Matron, she was a Sanilac County 4-H Leader and worked at the Marlette Community Hospital as a Grey Lady and served on the Marlette Township Election Board.

She is survived by;
William & Carolyn Cumper (Son) of Marlette,
James & Darlene Cumper (Son) of Marlette,
Beverly & James Daily (Daughter) of Kingston,
Nancy & Fred Ruggles (Daughter) of Kingston,
Patsy McCumons (Sister) of Marlette,
Evelyn Kraft (Sister-in-law) of Marlette,
Pat Kraft (Sister-in-law) of Indianapolis,
9 Grandchildren,
23 Great Grandchildren,
Several Great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Estelle Cumper, husband Dudley, brothers Gerald, Max and Robert Kraft and sister-in-law Ruby Kraft.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hope Lutheran Church, with Pastor Christopher Laughlin officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Mooretown Cemetery in Snover.

Memorial to, Hope Lutheran Church, 2510 Juhl Rd., Marlette, Mi. 48453 or Home & Hospice Advantage, 5986 Cass City Rd., Cass City, Mi. 48726

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

A Order of Easter Star, Sandusky Chapter 273 service will be held on Thursday night at 7PM at the funeral chapel.

 

Joseph H. LaBlanc, age 44, of Caro, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 23, 2014 at Hill & Dales General Hospital in Cass City, Michigan. Mr. LaBlanc lived in Wells Township and was previously from the Clifford area.

He was born November 17, 1969 in Lapeer, Michigan son to William and Eugenia (Haupt) LaBlanc.

He attended Marlette and Kingston High Schools.

He married Wendy M. Howe April 21, 1997 in Caro, Michigan.

Mr. LaBlanc has worked the last six months for Ziembas Organic Dairy Farm and also was a builder, did cement work and was a mechanic.

He enjoyed working, riding his harley, racing motor cycles, hunting pheasants with his dog Hooch and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Wendy, daughers Jessica and Joleane LaBlanc of Caro and his only son Wyatte LaBlanc also of Caro, mother Eugenia LaBlanc of Grayling, sister Teresa Francois of Lapeer, brother William (Connie) LaBlanc of Clifford, sister Carrie (David) Yeager of Romulus, several nieces and nephews and special close friends, Jack & Jean, Kenny, Dan, Jim & Ron.

He was preceded in death by his father, William R. LaBlanc and his grand parents.

Visitaton will be held only, at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

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

 

 

 

  

Helen Evelyn Lawler, 100, of Deckerville, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at her home in Deckerville, Michigan.
She was born November 2, 1913 in Carsonville, Michigan the daughter of the late George and Matilda (Haggerty) Basler.
She was a 1933 graduate of Harbor Beach High School.
Helen married Michael Joseph Lawler on May 20, 1939 in Croswell. He died on January 1, 1989.
She enjoyed playing cards, Detroit Tigers ball games, Flowers, and visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by
Kathleen & John Bertich (daughter) of Port Sanilac,
Shannon Lawler & Robert Hubbard (daughter) of Deckerville,
Grandson, Michael & Mi Rang Weyeneth,
Great Granddaughters, Jennifer & Warrent Officer George Lambert, First Lieutenant Amanda Weyeneth,
Great Great Granddaughter, Addison Lambert.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by an infant son Richard Raymond Lawler, sisters, Virginia Basler, Marie Moxley, Eva Bowen, Katherine Waters, Jane Warczinsky, Mildred Lawler, Eunice Pearson, and a brother, George Raymond Basler.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Tuesday from 1 - 9 PM and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Ellen Burns will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Port Sanilac Cemetery in Port Sanilac.
Memorial suggestion to Home & Hospice Advantage, Cass City, or donors prefered charity.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky. www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Charles R. Bussure Jr., age 83, of Marlette, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born April 2, 1931 in Detroit son to the late Charles and Cecilia (Bognar) Bussure Sr.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
He married Nancy M. Scheider August 1, 1952 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mr. Bussure was a Milk Hauler for 30 years in the area.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Clifford.
Charles enjoyed collecting coins & stamps and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Nancy of 62 years of marriage,
Linda Truax (Daughter) of Marlette,
Cecilia & David Phillips (Daughter) of North Branch,
Yvonne & Larry Squiers (Daughter) of Ovid,
Charles Bussure III (Son) of Marlette,
Richard & Kathryn Bussure (Brother) of Clifford,
Gerald & Sandy Bussure (Brother) of Texas,
Arthur & Rosemary Bussure (Brother) of Georgia,
Janet Eubank (Sister) of Texas,
Carol Arbuckle (Sister) of Texas,
10 Grandchildren,
15 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Cecilia Bussure Sr. and son-in-law Randy Truax.

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

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12 Noon in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Clifford, with Fr. Richard Treml officiating.

Memorial may be given to the donation of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 9th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church from 10am to 12noon.

 

 

 

Vickie L. Champine, age 66 of Marlette, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:15 P.M. in her home in Marlette Township.

She was born October 3, 1947 in Mount Clemens, to the late Howard and Lorraine (Bliss) Schrade.

On October 23, 1970 she was united in marriage to Ronald F. Champine in the Zion United Methodist Church of Christ in Mount Clemens.

She was a member of the Marlette United Methodist Church in Marlette and also was a member of the United Methodist Woman’s, N.C.H.A. and Thousand Trails.

She was a home maker and worked at St. Joseph Hospital and Evangelical Nursing Home as a aid.

She loved to travel, enjoyed music, sewing , cooking , giving gifts and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Ronald of 44 years of marriage,
Charles Champine (Son) of Mt. Clemens,
Nathan Champine (Son) of San Diego, California in the U.S. Navy,
Jayana Champine (Daughter) of Imlay City,
Dalton Lansky (Grandson) of Imlay City.

She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Lorraine Schrade.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

 

Shad M. Johnson, age 30 of Lupton, Michigan, formerly of Clifford died suddenly Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette, Michigan.

He was born September 11, 1983 in Lapeer, Michigan son to Richard and Brenda (Miller) Johnson.

He was a self employed roofer.

Mr. Johnson enjoyed fishing, hunting, cars and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Richard & Theresa Johnson (Father) of Lupton,
Shiann Johnson (Daughter) of Pontiac,
Shawn & Jennifer Johnson (Brother) of Mt. Morris,
Shane Johnson (Brother) of Mayville,
Blake Johnson (Brother) of Arizona,
Shawna & Chad Deaton (Sister) of Clifford,
Donielle Miller (Step sister) of Clifford,
Chloe Deaton (Niece) of Clifford,
Brennan Deaton (Nephew) of Clifford,
Kevin Johnson (Nephew) of Mt. Morris,
Dillon Johnson (Nephew) of Mt. Morris,
Amber Lafferty (Girl Friend) of Pontiac.

He was preceded in death by his mother Brenda Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in Marsh Funeral Chapel,Marlette, with Pastor Keith Mead officiating.

Burial will follow the service at West Burlington Cemetery, Silverwood, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated to the family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 10:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Thomas D. Redman, age 83, life long resident of Marlette passed away Saturday, June 6, 2014 at Sanilac County Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born April 22, 1931 in Marlette son to the late William and Ada (Brown) Redman.
He attended Marlette High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant during the Korean War.
Mr. Redman worked for General Coach Company, Guerdon Industries and Myron Friedenstab Marlette Harley Shop until his retirement.
Tom enjoyed shooting pool, traveling, helping his nephew David at the former Redman Westside Bar & Grill and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by;
Garwin Redman (Nephew) of Florida,
David Redman (Nephew) of Decker,
Steve & Susan Redman (Nephew) of Florida,
Mike Redman (Nephew) of Marlette,
Don & Anne Redman (Nephew) of Marlette,
Dan & Cheri Redman (Nephew) of Marlette,
Mark & Janet Redman (Nephew) of Almont,
Dianne & Mike Tessmer (Niece) of Almont,
Dick & Mona Cilk (Nephew) of Cass City,
Bill & Shirley Cilk (Nephew) of Marlette,
Bob Cilk (Nephew) of Brown City,
Mary Redman (Sister in law) of Decker,
Myron Friedenstab (Brother in law) of Marlette,
Several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Ada Redman, brother Garwin Redman and sister Lorna Friedenstab.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial may be donated to the Marlette V.F.W. Post 4837.


 

Wayne C. Billot, age 75, life long resident of Snover,Micihgan passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at University of Michgian Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He was born July 3, 1938 in Snover, Michigan son to the late Camille and Ruth (Burger) Billot.
He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1956. After graduation he served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He married Lois Haller September 24, 1960 in Bad Axe, Michigan.
He owned and operated Billot's Excavating and Billot's Garage in Snover for several years.
Mr. Billot was a member of N.R.A and also was a former Fireman for Mooretown Township Fire Department.
He enjoyed working in his shop, shooting guns, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Lois of 54 years of marriage.
Lesli Billot (Daughter) of Snover,
Chad & Sherry Billot (Son) of Kingston,
Samantha Billot (Grand daughter) of Kingston,
Brandon Billot (Grandson) of Kingston.

He was preceded in death by his parents Camille and Ruth Billot and baby boy Wayne Billot Jr.

Visitation will be held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Thursday from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and at Heritage United Methodist Church in Snover on Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Heritage United Methodist Church in Snover, with Pastor David Pratt officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Mooretown Cemetery in Snover, Michigan.

 

Jason E. Maasch, 33, of Marlette, passed away suddenly Monday, May 26, 2014 at in Marlette Township. Mr. Maasch has lived in Marlette since 2005 and was previously from Clifford.
He was born March 2, 1981 in Lapeer, son to William and Pamela (Montgomery) Maasch.
He graduated from Marlette High School in 1999.
He married Antoinette Miele July 24, 2004 in Marlette.
Mr. Maasch worked for his dad at Sunset Dairy Farm in Clifford and the past 12 years at Muxlow Dairy Farm in Brown City.
He was the former secretary of the Sanilac Republican Party and was a Republican delegate for the Marlette area.

He is survived by his wife Antoinette Maasch of Marlette,
Lincoln Maasch (Son) of Marlette,
Savannah Miele (Daughter) of Marlette
William & Joan Maasch (Father) of Clifford,
Pamela & Tom Ostrum (Mother) of Marlette,
Katelyn Maasch (Sister) of Marlette,

He was preceded in death by son Preston Maasch.


Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Daniel Bowman of Marlette United Methodist Church officiating.

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

Memorials may be donated to the family.

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


William A. Denton, age 76 of Marlette, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.

He was born April 10, 1938 in Snover, Michigan son to the late Chester and Lillie (Brown) Denton.

He graduated from Marlette High School in 1956.

He married Donna Williams July 11, 1959 in Snover, Michigan.

Bill attended the Marlette Second Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Denton worked as a salesman at Marlette Auto Parts for 10 years and owned and operated the Grayling Gambles Store from 1972 to 1979.

He enjoyed playing card, dancing and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Donna Denton of Marlette, Wendy Reagin (Daughter) of Marlette, Anita Denton (Daughter) of Georgia, Jody & Darrin McNary (Daughter) of Marlette, Keith & Irene Denton (Brother) of Marquette, Ila Mae Gaulin (Sister) of Troy, Faye Shaw (Sister) of Traverse City, Barbara Kohn (Sister) of Sandusky, 8 Grandchildren, Devin, Danielle, Matthew, Elisha, Ian, Kiersten, Dalton and Caitlin, 4 Great grandchildren, Alviva, Devin, Gabriel and Preston.

He was preceded in death by his parents Chester & Lillie Denton, son Scott Denton, daughter Carrie Denton and brother Martin Denton.

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

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Marlette United Methodist Church, with Pastor Daniel Bowman and Pastor Chris Wolf officiating.

Memorials may be donated to Sanilac Medical Care Facility or United Hospice Service.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Marlette United Methodist Church from 10 A.M to 11 A.M.

A luncheon will follow the memorial service at the Marlette United Methodist Church Hall.

 

Aldeen Nora Bannister, 79, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born December 6, 1934 in Deckerville, Michigan the daughter of the late Kenneth and Berniece (O'Connoll) Henshaw.
She was a lifelong area resident and attended the Sandusky Church of God.
She was a 1952 graduate of Peck High School.
Aldeen married Herbert E. Bannister, he died on February 16, 1966.
She worked and retired from the Sanilac Medical Care Facility after 28 years of service.

She is survived by
Barb & Jim Stoliker (daughter) of Applegate,
Eric Emerson (son in law) of Sandusky,
Parmer Henshaw (brother) of Sandusky,
Bonnie Overstreet (sister) of Sandusky,
7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Lynne Emerson, and a brother, Jay Dee Henshaw.

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

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Sandusky Church of God
Pastor Jeffrey Noble will be officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 - 11 AM
Memorial suggestion to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

John Harold Nazarijchuk, 63, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born March 13, 1951 in Danbury, Connecticut the son of the late John and Jean (Skelly) Nazarijchuk.
John moved to this area in 1987 from Caro.

He is survived by
Gail & Jim Norris (sister) of Clio,
Dawn & Greg Williams (sister) of Burton,
Sunday Williams (sister) of Clio.

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.

 

 

Angelo A. Miele Sr., age 65 of Yale, Michigan passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Michigan. Mr. Miele Sr. has lived in the Yale area 31 years and was previously from St. Clair Shores.
He was born October 24, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan son to the late Augustine and Florence (Petrucci) Miele.
He married Connie Eckhout June 1, 1973 in East Pointe, Michigan.
Mr. Miele worked for Conrail Railroad Company in Sterling Heights as a carman welder, retirering in 1999.
He enjoyed fishing, wood working, collecting model railroad trains and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Connie Miele of Yale,
Angelo Miele Jr. (Son) of Yale,
Michelle & Lyn VanCamp (Daughter) of Melvin,
Stefanie & Ken Quandt (Daughter) of Croswell,
Antoinette & Jason Maasch (Daughter) of Marlette,
August & Jean Miele (Brother) of Clinton Twp.,
6 Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Augustine and Florence Miele, grandson Preston Maasch, brother Ronald Miele, sisters Mary Jane Miele and Beverly Miele.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Jean Miele officiating.

Memorials may be given to the family.

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

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

 

Edwin Leonard Knopf, of Port Sanilac, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014 at the Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan. He was born September 3, 1927 in Flint, Michigan the son of Frederick and Nella (Kammeraad) Knopf. He was married to Dorothy Ann Vogt on September 11, 1951.
Edwin attended Lutheran and public schools in Flint. He received a BA degree from Colgate University in 1949. He became a Presbyterian minister after graduating from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He also attended Harvard Divinity School before moving his family back to Michigan in 1960. In addition to other pulpits, he was a minister at the Marlette Presbyterian Church for several years. He taught in the Flint public schools for approximately twenty years and received a MA in education from Eastern Michigan University during this time. Later in his career, he built a residential rental business in Flint.
Edwin was active in many social and political causes during his lifetime. He marched in Selma, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights protests of the 1960s and took a life time interest in civil rights. He was active in politics and was a candidate for state and federal offices. He tried to follow his theological training by, among other causes, speaking out against the Vietnam War when it was unpopular do so and helping inner city kids who were in trouble with the law. He had a strong social conscience.
Ed liked the outdoors, especially the Lake Huron shoreline area. He had many boats during his life time (some of which were not too sea worthy) and enjoyed cruising on Lake Huron. He was an avid walker. It did not take much to make him happy and in his later years, he enjoyed just puttering around his home and contemplating the peaceful environment around Port Sanilac.
He leaves behind his wife Dorothy of Hallowell, Maine, daughters Lois and Evelyn (Ev) of Bangor and Augusta, Maine and son Christopher (Chris) of Flint, nephews Fritz and Richard Knopf and Rod and Gary May, nieces Barbara (deceased) May Novatis, Loretta (Lori) Knopf Murray. He was preceded in death by his brothers Elmer A. (1992) and Lyle S. (2014) and sister Eleanor Dolinga (2012).
Cremation will take place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
A private ceremony will be held for his immediate family.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com

 

 

Ivan L. Harneck, age 95, of Marlette, died peacefully Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Marlette Extended Care Facility, Marlette, Michigan.
Mr. Harneck lived in Marlette for many years and was previously from the Ypsilanti area.

He was born January 29, 1919 in Kingston, Michigan son to the late Arthur and Mildred (Michler) Harneck.

He graduated from Kingston High School 1937.
He married Iva D. Osburn October 12, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. She preceded him in death October 8, 2012.
Mr. Harneck worked for the Marlette and Ypsilanti Elevators, three Hardward Stores and after retiring, at Huntoon Lumber for several years.
He was a member of Marlette United Methodist Church, Marlette Lions Club and N.A.P.H.
He is survived by;
Ron & Lois Harneck (Son) of Marlette,
Karren Harneck (Daughter) of Marlette,
Marc Harneck (Grandson) of Boise, Idaho,
Scott & Brenda Harneck (Grandson) of Decker,
4 Great Grandchildren, Hayden, Hanna, Taylor & Sarah,
Ann Harneck (Sister in law) of Marlette,
Marion Meredith (Sister in law) of Sandusky,
Mary Osburn (Sister in law) of Marlette,
Lee Osburn (Brother in law) of Florida,
Several nieces, nephews, special Care Givers and nurses.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur & Mildred, wife Iva, brothers, Donald & Raymond and sister Leila, parents-in-laws Lloyd & Ruby Osburn, brother-in-laws Grand Osburn, Howard Rexin, & Leland Meredith, sister-in-laws Oleata Rexin, Millie Osburn & Bea Harneck.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, with Rev. John R. Allan officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral at Christian Memorial Cultural Center in Peck.

Memorials may be donated to Marlette Extended Care Facility.
Visitation will be held on Monday May 19th., 2pm to 8pm and Tuesday May 20th., 10am to 11am at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

 

Victor (John) Pratt, age 71, of Clifford passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Tendercare in Cass City. Mr. Pratt has lived in the Clifford area the past 45 years and was previously from Kingston.

He was born April 17, 1943 in Kingston, Michigan son to the late Jesse and Beatrice (Turner) Pratt.

He married Letha Beatty September 12, 1964 in Kingston.

Mr. Pratt worked at A.C. Spark Plug in Flint as a machine operator for 30 years, retirering in 1995.

He was a man of all trades, who loved farming, gardening and his two dogs Bell & Pepsi.

He also enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, trapping, hunting, fishing, camping, helping anybody who need help and spending time with family and friends.

He loved to teach his sons and grandsons how to do things and was never afraid to get his hands dirty.

He is survived by his wife Letha,
Patrick & Charlotte Pratt (Son) of Cass City,
Timothy Pratt (Son) of Clifford,
Paul & Rebekah Pratt (Son) of Cilifford,
13 Grandchildren,
6 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Ted Pratt, 3 Brothers and 3 Sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Douglas Richardson officiating.

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

Burial of cremains will be in the West Burlington Cemetery at a later date.

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

 


 

 

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