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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.

 

  Elizabeth Agnes Ball, 97, of Sandusky, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at her home in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born January 15, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Charles and Mary (Zaremba) Schommer.
She was a lifelong area resident and member of the Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky.
Elizabeth married Clarence W. Ball on April 16, 1932 in Croswell. He died on November 8, 2000.
She enjoyed bowling, golfing and ceramics.

She is survived by
Gordon Ball (son) of Sandusky,
Carol & Frank Molloy (daughter) of Deckerville,
Dale & Diane Ball (son) of Sandusky,
Jeanne Ball (daughter in law) of Sandusky,
Genevieve Szweb (sister) of Howell,
12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by sons, Richard and Ronald Ball, daughter in laws, Joyce Ball and Beverly Ball, great granddaughter Natalie, brothers, Allen, Eugene, Leo, Edward, Ralph, Charles and Leonard Schommer, and sisters, Mary Miller and Leona Willis.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 - 8 PM and on Thursday from 10 - 11 AM at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Fr. Bob Schikora will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.

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

 

 

Leonard Steven Holdwick Jr., 51, of Snover, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born May 31, 1962 in Harbor Beach, Michigan the son of Leonard and Betty (Armstead) Holdwick Sr..
He was a lifelong area resident and enjoyed Hunting, Playing Euchre and working on cars.

He is survived by:
Crystal & Richard Turcotte (daughter) of Carsoville,
Allison Holdwick (daughter) of Minnesota,
Leonard Holdwick Sr. (father) of Snover,
Jason & Kristie Holdwick (brother) of Snover,
Barb & Bob Lemarbe (sister) of East Pointe,
Doris & Paul Schara (sister) of Wisconsin,
Lori Feldt (sister) of Texas,
Tonya & Mike Hartel (sister) of Snover,
6 Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Betty, his stepmother, Shirley, and brother in law, Eugene Feldt.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Thursday from 2 - 7:30 PM

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Donald Derby will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Memorial suggestion to the family
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

    Verna Belle Mumby, 84, of Sandusky, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her home in Sandusky, Michigan.

She was born May 18, 1929 in Avoca, Michigan the daughter of the late Bert and Hazel (Kitely) Bennett.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1946 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Verna married Junior George Mumby on April 23, 1949 in Sandusky. He died on September 29, 2010.
She worked as a Beautician in Lexington, Yale Rubber, Bennett State Farm Insurance Office and at Kritzman's.
Along with her husband they owned and operated the G.M. Hazzard Golf Course.

She is survived by
Sheila & Dave Kreiner (daughter) of Marysville,
Pam Mumby (daughter) of Sandusky.
Kirk Mumby & Fiancee Grace (son) of Grant Township,
Kevin & Tracie Mumby (son) of Sandusky,
Orville & Marge Bennett (brother) of Sandusky,
Bruce & Lucille Bennett (brother) of Sandusky,
Don & Bonnie Bennett (brother) of Sandusky,
Wayne & Connie Bennett (brother) of Sandusky,
8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Bennett.

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Private Family Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, with visitation from 12:30 PM until time of service.

Associate Pastor Ronald Kopacz will be officiating.

Memorial suggestion to the Sanilac Medical Care Facility or Donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Robert C. Crase, age 75, of Marlette, died peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his home in Burnside Township. Mr. Crase has lived in the Marlette area since 1972 and was previously from Rochester Michigan.
He was born April 24, 1939 in Highland Park, Michigan, son to the late Charles & Lynne (Trevorow) Crase.
He married Marge Burke September 14, 1963 in Rochester, Michigan
Bob worked many years as a Machinist and also drove school bus for Marlette Schools.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed working in the yard, camping, bowling, going to the casino and most of all, spending time with his grand kids, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Marge of 51 yeas,
Terry & Doyle Sutherland (Daughter) of Romeo,
Sheryl & Rod Wentworth (Daughter) of Lapeer,
Linda & Kresten Laursen (Daughter) of Marlette,
James Webster (Son) of Tennessee,
John Webster & friend Michelle (Son) of Marlette,
Don & Teresa Webster (Son) of Snover,
Mike Webster & friend Rosa (Son) of Clio,
Bob Crase (Son) of Marlette,
Ken & Laura Crase (Son) of Snover,
Scott & Tracy Crase (Brother) of Sarnia Ontario,
Pat Ross (Sister) of Mt. Clemens,
Jill Roth (Sister) of Port Huron,
Nancy Crase (Sister) of Port Huron,
Jeannie McFarland (Sister) of Sterling Hts.,
Dee Crase (Sister) of Texas,
Cheri Gillett (Sister) of California,
24 Grandchildren,
Many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Lynne Crase and brother John Crase.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Rev. Eric Kilmer of Our Savior Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Germania Cemetery.
Memorials may be donated to the family’s discretionary fund.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday 11am to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

     Rosalie Ruth Krueger, 88, of Snover, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky,
She was born December 21, 1925 in Snover, Michigan the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Hill) Griffin.
She was a lifelong area resident and worked at Walbro in Cass City, Beagios Pizza and in Sandusky as a Caregiver.
Rosalie married Clare E. Krueger on December 11, 1943 in Snover. He died on July 27, 2001.

She is survived by
Bruce Krueger (son) of Snover,
Diane & Donald Jacobs (daughter) of Ohio,
Granddaughter Renae Miller and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a Son, Thomas, Granddaughter, Kyle Ann Grifka, Brother, Archie and Harry Allen Jr., Sister, Maxine Mattack, Dorothy Donaldson, and Vera Ziegelmann.

Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.
Visitation will be from 12 - 1 PM on Monday at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Memorial services will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
John Brinker will be officiating.
Cremains will be interred at Moore Township Cemetery.
Memorial suggestions to the American Cancer Society or Sanilac Medical Care Facility.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

  Lois Marie MacNeil, 82, of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Port Huron Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born in Argyle on October 28, 1931 to the late Melvin & Eva (Langenburg) Laming.
Lois graduated from Sandusky High School and held various jobs over the years.
On May 9, 1974 in Sandusky, she married Dr. Donald MacNeil. Together they worked in his office until his retirement.
She enjoyed traveling with Doc, shopping, reading, word puzzles, collecting tea pots and most of all family get togethers with lots of food and fun.

Lois is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Donald (Doc) MacNeil,
Her children, Daniel & Dora Krumenaker, Laurie & Jerry Anderson, Melanie & Daryl Williamson, Paula Carter and her friend Dan Seghi. Her sister, Audrey & Robert Baumgart,
Her grandchildren, Brenda & Don, Sara & Nick, Jason & Monika, Angela, Jennifer & Freddie, Ryan, Austin, a great grandson, Harry.
She is also survived by her stepchildren, Doug & Sally MacNeil, Barbara Gross, Tom MacNeil, Jerry & Trudy MacNeil, Donald & Becky MacNeil, Debbie & Mike Mullen.
Step Grandchildren, Step Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Max, Jack, Junior Joseph and sister Mary Ellen.
Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 2 - 8 PM.
Memorial suggestion to the Sanilac County Humane Society or any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Donald James Hodgins, 71, of Sandusky, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
He was born May 23, 1942 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of the late George and Sarah (Caughel) Hodgins.
Donald married Sandra Bolsby on June 9, 1979. She died on May 5, 2000.
He was a lifelong area resident and worked for Moore & Carter Lumber Co.,. Alco Plastics in Romeo, Michigan Sugar and Graff Quick Lub. Sandusky.

He is survived by
Wayne & LeeAnn Hodgins (son) of Sandusky,
Renae Hodgins (daughter) of Sandusky,
Raymond Hodgins (son) of Sandusky,
Connie Hodgins (daughter) of Sandusky,
Garry Warren (stepson) of Georgia,
Elischia & Justin Boyl (stepdaughter) of Kingston,
Matthew & Rachel Warren (stepson) of Carsonville,
Pete Hodgins (brother) of Sandusky,
Melvin Hodgins (brother) of Atlanta, and MI.,
Birdie Cahoon (sister) of Port Sanilac,
15 Grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son James, brothers, Bun, Bernard, Larry and sisters, Belle, Leona, Wanda, Betty and Helen.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 2 - 9 PM and on Thursday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Dennis Burton will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.
Memorial suggestions to the family.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Wilma Kreiner (Mother in law) of Brown City,

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

Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

Burial will be in the Mooretown Cemetery in Snover.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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



 

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

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

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

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

 


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be donated to Sanilac Medical Care Facility.

 

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

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

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

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

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No memorial service will be held.

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

 

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

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

He graduated from Brown City High School.

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

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

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

Marlow & Cindy (Son) McCready of Brown City,

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be given to the family discretionary charity fund.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be donated to the family.




 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

in Madison Heights, Michigan.

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

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

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

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

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

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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

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

Burial will be in the Marlette Cemetery in Marlette.

Memorials may given to the family.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Sunday from 1 - 5 PM and on Monday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Matt Osborne will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestions to the Sandusky First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

 

Bill D. Thomas

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

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

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

He was a 1967 graduate of BayCity Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will follow the service at Marlette Cemetery.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Billy Ray Duncil

Age - 65

Of - Decker, MI., Lamotte Twp.

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

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

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

No service will be held.


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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 



 

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

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

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

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

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

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Peggy Katzmark will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice Service of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

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

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

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


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

Burial will be in the Siple Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the family.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial may be donated to Our Savior Lutheran Church School.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

She was preceded in death by her mother Catherine Mills.

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 




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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Matt Osborne will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.

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

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

 

 

Lois Marie Erbe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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