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Erva Alexander

Jeanette McLeish

Claude Miller

Wayne Lawler

Ila Strickler

William Tribula

Warren Christensen

Lucille Bennett

Charles Pagel

Roderick Henry

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Paul Christensen

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Mary E. Owen, age 79, lifelong resident of Kingston, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Heritage Hill Assisted Living Facility in Caro, Michigan.
She was born January 30, 1936 in Marlette, daughter to the late Simon and Gladys (McAllister) Chappel.
She married Duane Owen March 27, 1954 in Marlette.
Mrs. Owen enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, baking and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband Duane of 60 years of marriage;
Portia Nichol (Daughter) of Kingston,
Della & Rich Wisniowicz (Daughter) of Kingston,
Penny & Ron Mock (Daughter) of Mayville,
Albert & Nancy Chappel (Brother) of Las Vegas, NV.,
Bill & Marilyn Chappel (Brother) of Elkton,
Bob & Grace Chappel (Brother) of Marlette,
Larry & Cheryl Chappel (Special Nephew) of Port Huron,
Heather, Heidi, Jodie, Amanda (Grandchildren),
Adam, Trenton, Tyler, Zachary (Great Grandchildren),
Aubrey, Paige, Brayden, Logan (Great Great Grandchildren).

She was preceded in death by her parents Simon and Gladys Chappel, granddaughter Sarah Mock, brothers  Haven, Garth, Larry, Francis, Don and Dick Chappel, sisters Ruby Grow, Agnes Moyer and Ruth Fishell and son-in-law Dave Nichol.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Len Wyatt from the Kingston Wesleyan Church officiating.

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

Memorials may be donated to Kingston Fire and Rescue Service, 3655 Ross St., Kingston,MI. 48741 or American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Richard T. Harbin, 76, of Marlette died unexpectedly Friday, February 20, 2015 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw. He was born November 23, 1938 in Detroit to Arthur Thomas and Joan Elizabeth (Warnock) Harbin. He married Marlene Rapson Harbin August 3, 1985 in St. John Lutheran Church, Romeo.
Dick graduated from Port Hope High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Dick worked as a machinist/supervisor for JPT Tool and Die in Clifford for many years until his retirement. He was a very active member of the Marlette VFW Post #4837 including his term as Post Commander and his current position of Quartermaster. Dick was a licensed pilot and loved to fly. He enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing and enjoyed playing golf. Dick loved and appreciated the beauty of bald eagles and would stop and watch when he spotted one.
Dick is survived by his wife, Marlene; children: Jeff Harbin of Ohio, Vicki Harbin of Marlette, Tim Harbin of Lapeer, Crystal Attaway of Texas, Linda (Mike) Goertler of Las Vegas, NV, Terry (Annette) Harbin of Troy, Mike (Linda) Harbin of Harbor Beach, Ray (Sally) Harbin of Shelby Township; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandaughter and a great great grandson due soon; brother, Don (Shirley) Harbin of Pigeon; three nephews.
Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Marsh Funeral Chapel , Marlette with Rev. Christopher Laughlin of Hope Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Colfax Township Cemetery, Bad Axe. Military Honors under the direction of Marlette VFW Post #4837. Memorials may be made to Marlette VFW Post.
Visitation: 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Marsh Funeral Chapel - Marlette

William Louis Licht, 88, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born March 6, 1926 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of the late Anthony and Bertha (Thar) Licht.
He was a lifelong area resident, a 1944 graduate of Sandusky High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
William married Alma Zorn on June 11, 1949 in Sandusky.
He was a rural mail carrier for Sandusky Post Office, retiring in 1981, he then worked as a courier for NBD bank for 8 years.

He is survived by his wife Alma,
Teresa & Dave Brown (daughter) of Cadillac,
Jane & Richard Chase (daughter) of Wisconsin,
Dale & Maura Licht (son) of Sandusky,
Beth & Jeff Mavis (daughter) of Sandusky,
10 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Tony and Frank and a sister, Betty Rattray.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Saturday from 11 AM - 3 PM
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Matthew Osborne will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice Service of Marlette or Sandusky First United Methodist Church.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Edward Nauka, 83, of Decker, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Clio, Michigan.
He was born September 20, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Louis and Mary (Krawczyk) Nauka.
Edward was a 1950 graduate of Marlette High School. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1952 - 1955 where he earned many medals and a certificate for Operation Freedom from the U.S. Marine Corp.
Edward worked and retired from General Motors as a Machine Repairman, he was a master of all trades, an Inventor, a wood craftsman and a great story teller.

He is survived by:
Jacqueline & Kent Shaw (Daughter) of Clio,
Thomas Nauka (Son) of Argyle,
James Nauka & Sarah Kaldhal (Son) of Clio,
Pamela Nauka & Tim Tyndall (Daughter) of Birch Run,
Henry & Elizabeth Nauka (Brother) of Commerce Twp.,

Eleanor Nauka (Sister-in-Law) of Detroit,
13 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by daughters, Shirley Nauka, Mary (Nauka) Jacklett, grandson, Jeffrey Nauka, and brothers, John, Eugene and Louis Nauka.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette on Tuesday from 3 - 8 PM and on Wednesday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.
Pastor Douglas Richardson will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moshier Cemetery in Hemans.
Memorial suggestions to the U.S. Marine Corp. League Detachment No. 570.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Bob Reed, age 72, of Marlette passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at his home in Marlette, Michigan. Mr. Reed has lived in the Marlette area since 1968.
He was born October 24, 1942 in Battle Creek, Michigan son to the late Robert and Katherine (Mills) Reed.
He graduated from Hastings High School in 1960.
He married Lori Forbes March 30, 1985 in Marlette.
Mr. Reed worked as a Skilled Tradesman for G.M. Buick Division in Flint for 32 years, retiring in 1997.
Bob enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Lori Reed of Marlette,
Mark & Jamie Reed (Son) of Marlette,
Matt & Jessica Eastman (Son) of Bradenton, FL,
Julie & Dirk Holley (Daughter) of Marlette,
Six grandchildren, Elena Holley, Brandon Reed, Rachel Reed, Kendra Holley,
Sophia Eastman and Abby Pollard.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Katherine Reed and son Rick Reed.

A private service was held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, with Rev. Eric Kilmer officiating.

Cremation followed the service at May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

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

 

Eldon Jay Higgins, 79, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Covenant Harrison Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.
He was born August 11, 1935 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of the late Ernest and Flossie (Beals) Higgins.
He was a lifelong area resident and a 1953 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Eldon married Janet Coupar on July 14, 1956 in Marlette. She preceded him in death on January 21, 2014.
He owned and operated Higgins Manufacturing for 50 years.
Eldon was an active member of the Countryside Free Methodist Church, The Sanilac Shrine Club, Sandusky Eastern Stars #273 and the Custer Lodge #393 F & AM.

He is survived by
Karen Powell (daughter) of Sandusky,
Sheryl & Duane Weber (daughter) of Sandusky,
Jill Bellman (foster daughter) of Port Huron,
Donna Miles (sister) of Marlette,
Thelma Skoniczny (sister) of Port Huron,
Grandchildren, Jarett Weber and Megan Powell, Foster Grandchild, Shannon Grady and 3 Foster Great Grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry and sisters, Golda Badgero and Bernice Sweet.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Saturday from 2 - 7 PM on Sunday from 1 - 8 PM and on Monday at Countryside Free Methodist, Sandusky from 12 - 1 PM.

A Eastern Star Service will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky.
Rev. David Coleman will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the Sanilac Shrine Club or Countryside Free Methodist Church.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

 

Michael W. Benedict, age 58, of Kingston, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Marlette Township.

He was born September 5, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan.

He graduated from Marlette High School in 1975.

He married Rose Buono July 14, 1979 in Marlette, Michigan.

Mr. Benedict has worked the past 27 years as a Councilor for Wolverine Human Service in Vassar, Michigan.

He is survived by his wife Rose Benedict of Kingston, son Nicolas Benedict also of Kingston, God son Joseph Buono of New York, brother & sister-in-laws, Richard & Marlene Buono of Clifford, Ron & Denise Buono of Arizonia and Glen Buono of Hadley, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father William Benedict and mother & father Shirley (Michler) and Bill Essary.

Mike enjoyed hunting, bowling, playing cards, playing and watching football and spending time with family and friends.

A Scripture Service will be held Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Fr. Richard Treml officiating.

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

Memorials may be donated the family's decretionary fund.

Visitation will be held on Saturday 1pm to 8pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

 

 

 

Erva June Alexander, 86, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born July 2, 1928 in Melvin, Michigan the daughter of the late Basil and Margaret (Demaray) Grimes.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1947 graduate of Peck High School.
Erva married Stanley C. Alexander on October 30, 1948 in Peck. He died on February 10, 2004.
She worked with her husband on the Dairy Farm for many years then earned her Registered Nursing degree and worked at Marlette Hospital and McKenzie Memorial Hospital where she retired from.
Erva was a member of the Sandusky Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by
John & Linda Alexander (son) of Atlanta,
Peggy & Leonard Garza (daughter) of Sandusky,
Norma Grimes (sister) of Texas,
Loraine Seitz (sister) of Texas,
Janice & Bill Davis (sister) of Texas,
8 Grandchildren, Johnny & Carla Alexander, Jennifer & Scott Hewitt, Roger & Jen Ordish, Lisa & Carl Krosnicki, Jaime & Chad Idzior, Jill & Mike Welch, Jared & Cassie Ross and Geordan Garza and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Thursday from 3 - 8 PM on Friday from 2 - 8 PM, and on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Katja Gruening will be officiating.
Bural will be in the Elk Township Cemetery in Peck.
Memorial suggestion to McKenzie Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky. www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Jeanette Marie McLeish, 80, of Sandusky, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born April 17, 1934 in Deckerville, Michigan the daughter of Donald and Edna (Hill) Vatter.
She was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Deckerville High School.
Jeanette married Earl (Tony) McLeish on May 15, 1954 in Snover. He died on November 14, 2006.
She was a member of Countryside Free Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Jeanette worked for the Sanilac County Clerk and Treasurer offices and served as Public Guardian.

She is survived by
Toni Trexler (daughter) of N. Carolina,
Daniel & Cindy McLeish (son) of Texas,
Lynn Nichol (daughter) of N. Carolina,
Vohn & Tammy McLeish (son) of Georgia,
Ruthann & Harry Walker (sister) of Sandusky,
Karen Innes (sister) of N. Carolina,
9 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Cremation will be in the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

Visitation will be held at Countryside Free Methodist Church on Tuesday from 10 - 11 AM
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky.
Rev. David Coleman will be officiating.
Memorial suggestion to the United Hospice Service of Marlette.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Claude Jens Miller, 91, of Sandusky, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at McLaren Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Michigan.
He was born August 28, 1923 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of the late Carl and Bertha Miller.
He was a lifelong area resident and farmer.
Claude married Margaret Patten on May 14, 1947 in Sandusky. She died on December 1, 2008.
He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, MMPA, where he served on the Marketing Board, and he served on the Elmer Township Fire Authority and was an Elmer Township Trustee.
Claude was part of the Sunday night Dairy Queen bunch.

He is survived by
Daniel & Dorann Miller (son) of Sandusky,
Dale Miller (son) of Sandusky,
Ron Case (son in law) of New York,
7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren,
Several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Case and a brother, Russell Miller.

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 St. Jude's Children Hospital or Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl,

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Christopher Laughlin will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Wayne Patrick Lawler, 76, of Snover, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Carol's Adult Foster Care in Port Sanilac.
He was born April 15, 1938 in Carsonville, Michigan the son of the late Patrick and Mildred (Basler) Lawler.
Wayne married Mary Dorman in 1959.
He was a 1956 graduate of Deckerville High School. He served in the U.S. Army spending two years in Berlin.
Wayne farmed in Sanilac County and retired from Pontiac Motors after 30 years as a tool grinder and he also worked as a carpenter for many years, and he attended Countryside Free Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Promise Keepers and the N.R.A.

He is survived by his wife Mary,
Wayne & Pam Lawler (son) of Texas,
Edward & Margaret Lawler (son) of Snover,
Dan & Karen Lawler (son) of Oxford,
Shari & Bryan Aown (daughter) of Indiana,
Patrick & Carol Lawler (brother) of Port Sanilac,
Delores & Bernie Czymbor (sister) of Birch Run,
Patricia Welles (sister) of Bridgeport,
Marilyn & Fred Mattox (sister) of Minden City,
Grandsons, Tom, Kurt, Andrew Lawler, and Tyler Aown, Granddaughters, Jessica Brown, Alexa, Kara, Mykenna, Katie Lawler, and Sarah Aown.
Great Grandchildren, Daniel, Johnathan, Michael, McKenzie Lawler and Hudson Brown.
Janice & Bob Morden (sister & brother in law) of Sandusky,
Bill Zook (brother in law) of Kalamazoo.
Many nieces, nephews, his special caregivers at Carol's AFC Home and a special niece Anna.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, John Wayne Lawler, and nephew Steven Lawler.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 - 9 PM and on Saturday from 10 -11 AM at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor David Coleman will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Moore Township Cemetery in Snover.
Memorial suggestion to the Gideon's, United Hospice or Countryside Free Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Ila Elizabeth Strickler, 88, of Sandusky, formerly of Peck, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Stonegate Village Assisted Living in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born November 11, 1926 in Marlette, Michigan the daughter of the late Ernest and Nora (Cargill) Brown.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1946 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Ila married Russell A. Strickler on October 12, 1946 in Cash.
She was a member of Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky.

She is survived by
Daniel E. & Carrie Strickler (son) of Peck,
Patti Jo & Charles Hagemeister (daughter) of Sandusky,
Gertrude Leinhart (sister) of Kingston,
Olive Shephard (sister) of Marlette,
1 granddaughter, Cynthia Bach and 4 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carline Jo, and a granddaughter, Andrea Costa.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Thursday from 3 - 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Watertown Township, Sandusky.
Memorial suggestions to the family for a memorial at Stonegate Village Assisted Living.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

William Donald Tribula, 70, of Sandusky, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born September 3, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Joseph and Margaret (Sutton) Tribula.
William was a graduate of Centerline High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
William married Cheryl Bernetti in Florida she preceded him in death.
He moved to this area 10 years ago from Florida.

He is survived by:
Gabriel Tribula (son) of Sandusky,
Danielle Tribula (daughter) of Millington,
Margaret Tribula (mother) of Sandusky,
Joseph Tribula (brother) of Almont,
Lawrence Tribula (brother) of Sandusky,
Ronald Tribula (brother) of Unionville,
2 grandchildren, Ryan and Cade.

He was preceded in death by his wife Cheryl, and his father Joseph Tribula and a sister, Louise Tribula.
Cremation has taken place at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
No services are scheduled.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Warren Harry Christensen, 82, of Cass City, formerly of Marlette, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Tendercare of Cass City in Cass City, Michigan.
He was born August 18, 1932 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Viggo and Margaret (Hansen) Christensen.
He was a lifelong Marlette resident, 1951 graduate of Marlette High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Warren married Katherine Bauer on February 5, 1955 in Marlette.
He drove truck for Super Food Service in Bridgeport for 27 years, retiring in 1994.
Warren was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, the Thumb Chapter Michigan Steelheaders, and the Michigan Teamsters Union.

He is survived by his wife Katherine,
Bryan & Peggy Christensen (Son) of Clifford,
Bruce & Deborah Christensen (Son) of Clifford,
Brent & Kitty Christensen (Son) of Snover,
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, Valarie, Brad, Erica, Devon, Brooks and 1 great granddaughter, Madison.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenny, a brother, Paul, and a sister, Nancy Vatter.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl Rd., Marlette.
Rev. Christopher Laughlin will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

Visitation will be held at the Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl, on Tuesday from 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Memorial suggestion to the Hope Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Lucille Mabel Bennett, 87, of Sandusky, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, with her family at her side.
She was born October 26, 1927 in Peck, Michigan the daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel (Lindke) Cowley.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1945 graduate of Sandusky High School.
Lucille married Bruce Bennett on October 8, 1949 in Sandusky.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother & will be sadly missed by her family.
Lucille was an avid member of the Soe & Hoe Garden Club, McKenzie Memorial Hospital Auxilary and the Sandusky Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She enjoyed golfing, playing euchre and being with her family.

She is survived by her husband Bruce,
Ronald & Carol Bennett (son) of Marlette,
Julie & Larry Hilliker (daughter) of Sandusky,
Lori & Craig Michalovich (daughter) of Sandusky,
Jean June (sister) of Florida,
Joan & Norm Robbins (sister) of Caseville,
8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Ervin, Roy and Raymond Cowley.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Monday from 1 - 8 PM and on Tuesday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Rev. Chris Wolf and Rev. Katja Gruening will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestions to the Sandusky Presbyterian Church or McKenzie Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Charles Walter Pagel, 73, of Sandusky, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at his home in Sandusky, Michigan.
He was born February 22, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Beatty) Pagel.
He was a lifelong area resident and a 1958 Sandusky High School graduate where he served as senior class president.
Charles served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Sandusky VFW.
He worked and retired as a supervisor from Southeastern Michigan Gas Company after 32 years, and while there served as Union President.
Charles married Carolyn Whitney on September 16, 1995 in Las Vagas, Nevada.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn,
Cindy Pagel & Doug (daughter) of Lansing,
Rhonda Pagel & Kevin (daughter) of Lansing,
Dee & Jeff Duffy (daughter) of Carsonville,
Denise & Al Hughes (daughter) of Florida,
Missy & Steve Miller (daughter) of Port Huron,
Marcie Haupt (daughter) of Sandusky,
Roger Haupt (son) of Sandusky,
Susie Phillips (niece) of Sandusky,
Ronald Stolzman (nephew) of Decker,

Chuck Nemeth (brother in law)
Barbara Pagel (former wife) of Carsonville,
14 grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Nemeth and, also, Keith Phillips and Vickie Stolzman.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Sunday from 1 - 8 PM and on Monday at Open Door Missionary Church, Sandusky from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Open Door Missionary Church, Sandusky.
Rev. Brian Ake will be officiating.
Cremation will follow services at the the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Memorial suggestion to any organization of the donors personal choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Roderick Junior Henry, 75, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born June 23, 1939 in Carsonville, Michigan the son of the late Earl and Clara (Wisner) Henry.
He was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Sandusky First United Methodist Church.
Roderick married Anita Ellis on October 7, 2005.
He worked and retired from General Motors after 37 years of service.

He is survived by his wife Anita,
Shery & David Thompson (daughter) of Texas,
Brenda & James Hull (daughter) of Sandusky,
R.J. & Constance Henry (son) of Snover,
Jessica & Alec Valke (daughter) of Washington Twp.,
Tiffany Henry (daughter) of Armada,
Kai & Teresa Benedict (stepson) of Bad Axe,
Kerry & Tony Minard (stepdaughter) of Vassar, and
Vernon & Rosemary Henry (brother) of Sandusky,
Raymond & Mae Henry (brother) of Sandusky,
15 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren,
Former wives and mothers of his children, Joyce & Owen Conely of Sandusky and Debra & Dave Randall of Armada.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Denise Anderson, a stepson, Kevin Benedict, brother, Merlyn and an infant sister, Mildred.

Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Friday from 2 - 8 PM and on Saturday from 10 - 11 AM
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky.
Pastor Michael Smith will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sandusky.
Memorial suggestion to the Sandusky First United Methodist Church.
Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.


 

James J. Hennessey, age 62 of Mayville, formerly of Marlette, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Country Care A.F.C. Home in Mayville, Michigan.

He was born April 11, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan son to Robert and Betty (Mahoney) Hennessey.

He graduated from Marlette High School in 1972.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette.

He is survived by:
Betty Hennessey (Mother) of Oxford,
Mary & Bob Puttock (Sister) of Virginia,
Phyllis & David Chabut (Sister) of Ohio,
Donna Bussure (Sister) of Oxford,
Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hennessey.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Fr. Bob Schikora officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Clifford, Michigan.

Memorials may be donated the family discretionary fund.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 11A.M. to 1P.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Paul David Christensen, 73, of Marlette, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette, Michigan.
He was born September 20, 1941 in Marlette, Michigan the son of the late Viggo and Margaret (Hansen) Christensen.
He was a lifelong area resident and 1959 graduate of Marlette High School.
Paul married Jennie Polishuk on July 27, 1963 in Marlette.
He worked for Eastman Manufacturing for 27 years, and was a service writer for Skalnek & Thompson Ford Dealerships. He also did upholstering from his home all of his working years.

He is survived by his wife Jennie,
Steven & Dawn Christensen (Son) of Texas,
Carlotta & Douglas Wolf (Daughter) of Oxford,
Warren & Katie Christensen (Brother) of Cass City,
Claude & Kathy Christensen (Brother) of Vassar,
Ila Welch (Sister) of Marlette,
Kay Lanaville (Sister) of Silverwood,
Sue & Lowell Driver (Sister) of Carsonville,
Karen & Gary Hughes (Sister) of Marlette,
4 grandchildren - Jillian, Byron, Martha Rose, and Stephen Wolf.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Vatter.

Visitation will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl Rd., Marlette on Sunday from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl Rd., Marlette. Rev. Christopher Laughlin will be officiating.

Cremation will follow services at the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family discretionary fund.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

  Bernita Rae Zdrojewski, 81, of Sandusky, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Michigan.
She was born August 24, 1933 in Sandusky, Michigan the daughter of the late William and Jennie Kenny.
She was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Sandusky High School.
Bernita married Edward Zdrojewski in Sandusky.
She worked as a Telephone Operator for Michigan Bell and in the kitchen at McKenzie Memorial Hospital.
Bernita enjoyed many years of bowling on the Monday Night Ladies League at Liberty Lanes in Sandusky.

She is survived by her husband Edward,
Kim Zdrojewski (son) of Sandusky,
Cindy & Jeff Keys (daughter) of Sandusky,
Julie Bowen (daughter) of Sandusky,
5 grandchildren, Rachael & Nick Dischinger, Jennifer & Eric Koroleski, Jessica & Andy Badgerow, Trenton Keys and Jordan & Megan Bowen, 6 great grandchildren,
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son in law, Tracy Bowen, granddaughter, Megan Zdrojewski and sister, Barbara Randall.

Cremation will be in the May Memorial Crematory in Port Huron.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in Sandusky First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Matt Osborne officiating.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10th. from 10am to 11am at Sandusky First United Methodist Church.

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

 

 

Ida L. Groner, 98, life long resident of Marlette, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette, Michigan.

She was born November 14, 1916 in Marlette, daughter to the late Edward and Alice (Walker) Groner.

She attended the Parker Country School.

She married Winford W. Groner April 8, 1942 in Brown City. He preceded her in death July 15, 2004.

Ida was a home maker and worked at Marlette Community Hospital as a Nurse's Aid for several years.

She is survived by;
Gary & Doris Groner (Son) of Oscoda,
Jim Groner (Son) of Marlette,
Shannon & Cheryle Groner (Grandson) of Flint,
Brandon Groner (Grandson) of Mt.Clemens,
Justin & Dillion Groner (Great Grandsons) of Mt. Clemens,
Fern Glenn (Sister-in-law) of Flint,
Alice Brown (Niece) of Marysville, OH,
Pat Wilhelmsen (Niece) of South Bend, IN,

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Alice Jackson, husband Winford Groner, sisters Olivia Wilhelmsen and Myrtle Chapin, brothers Kenneth, LeRoy & Walker Jackson and niece Rachel Calerry.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, with Pastor Douglas Richardson offificiating.

Burial will be in the Siple Cemetery in Marlette.

Memorials may be donated to the honorariums of your choice.

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

 

COLLINS,
Jerry Lee, 70, of Louisville, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, December 25, 2014.
He was born August 3, 1944, in Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan, to Daniel M. Cook, Sr. and Myra J. McCoon. Jerry spent his childhood years working on the Cook family dairy farm in Peck, Michigan where he learned a strong work ethic and great family values.
He was a sales associate of the Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation before leaving to start his own printing business, Ink Plus.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel M. Cook, Sr., his mother, Myra J. Cook, a brother, Daniel M. Cook, Jr.
Survivors include a son, Aaron (Pam) Collins; a daughter, Kara (Sam) Sedoris; three grandchildren, Daniel and Elizabeth Collins, and Henry Sedoris; two brothers, Larry (Karen) Collins (Sandusky, MI) and Keith Collins; five sisters, Cindy Pfaff (Peck, MI), Nancy Cook (Eugene, OR), Dorothy Burgett, Norma Jean Smith, and Bonnie Garcia; brother-in-law, Gary (Jeanne) Stankowski.
Beloved father, counselor, and friend, he will be missed by his family and friends, and remembered for his gregarious personality, kindness and patience.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Open Door Missionary Church, Sandusky, with Rev. Brian Ake officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 - 8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky and 10 - 11 AM Wednesday at the church.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Jill’s Wish or to the Episcopal Church Home.
Arrangements by the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

Teresa Jean Webster, 47, of Snover, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at her home in Moore Township, Snover, Michigan.
She was born April 27, 1967 in Sandusky, Michigan the daughter of Clina and Norma (Griffith) Griffith.
She was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Sandusky High School and earned her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Baker College.
Teresa worked as a medical biller for List Psychological Services, was a group home manager, and recently as a caregiver for her mother.
She loved animals and fostered many cats.

She is survived by her husband of 28 yrs., Donald,
Norma Griffith (mother) of Snover,
Derrick Griffith (son) of Argyle, and grandson Ayden,
Ashley Webster & Brad Keilen (daughter) of Marlette,
Kenny & Sherri Griffith (brother) of W. Virginia,
Connie & Mike Butler (sister) of Sandusky,
Karen & Rick Fleming (sister) of Snover,
Kathy & Rick Spiegel (sister) of Sandusky.
Several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Clina Griffith.
Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl Rd., Marlette.
Rev. Christopher Laughlin will be officiating.
Visitation will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, Juhl on Tuesday from 10 - 11 AM.
Memorial may be given to the Family Discretionary Fund.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.

 

 

Russell H. Woods, age 95, life long resident of Kingston, Michigan, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at Carey's Young at Heart Assisting Living Home in Caro, Michigan.
He was born December 30, 1918 in Kingston, Michigan, son to the late Herbert and Mabel (Wentworth) Woods.
He was a graduate of Kingston High School.
He married Janice M. Beauchamp November 19, 1945 in Kingston, Michigan. She preceded him in death September 24, 1997.
Mr Woods farmed and also own and operated Russell Woods Hay & Straw for several years, until his retirement in 2000.
He enjoyed working, reading and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter Barbara Abke of Kingston and several nieces and nephews.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents Herbert & Mabel Woods, wife Janice Woods, son-in-law Gregory Abke and brother and sister-in-law Harold & Jean Woods.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Chaplin Don Killeys from the Southern Care Hospice will be officiating.

Cremation will follow the service at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City with burial of cremains in the Marlette Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to Southern Care Hospice or American Heart Association.

Visitation will be held Monday 5pm to 8pm and Tuesday 10am to 11am at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette.

 

Sally J. Chigas, age 81, of Clifford, Michigan, died peacefully Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan.
She born June 2, 1933 in Lapeer, Michigan, daughter to the late Herbert and Ina (Scarlett) Ross.
She graduated from Almont High School in 1951.
She married Stephen H. Chigas October 25, 1952 in Almont, Michigan He preceded her in death April 23, 2009.

Mrs. Chigas worked for the Utica Community Schools system, in Utica, Michigan from 1968 to 1983. She and her husband then moved to California to be closer to the grandchildren. While in California Sally worked in the Glendora School System until her retirement in 1993.
In 2001 they moved back to Michigan and resided in Clifford, Michigan to be closer to her nieces and nephew Robert and Nancy Phillips.

Sally was a member of the First Congregational Church in Rochester, Michigan, Glendora Presbyterian Church in Glendora, California and presently a member of Marlette First Presbyterian Church in Marlette, Michigan where she sang in the church choir and belong to the Presbyterian Woman’s Club.

She is survived by;
Harry & Arlene Chigas (Son) of Marlette,
Grandchildren, Stephen & Johanna Chigas of Colorado, Ryan & Brooke Wilkinson and Stephanie & Mark Lefler of Marlette,
Great Grandchildren, Madison and Emme Chigas, Kennedy & Madelyn Lefler and Ava, Steven & Reagan Wilkinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Ina Ross and husband Stephen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, with Pastor Chris Wolf officiating.

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

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

Visitation will be held on Saturday 10am to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlete.

 

Joseph E. Kloc, age 81, life long resident of Marlette, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette, Michigan.

He was born May 3, 1933 in Marlette, son to the late Joseph and Anna (Cizek) Sr.

He married Geraldine D. Sylvester August 20, 1055 in Marlette.

Mr. Kloc served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.

He worked for Pontiac Motors 12 years and Detkowski Manufacturing for 10 years.

Joseph enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine of 59 years of marriage,
Twin Sons - Gary Kloc of Marlette,
Terry & Deanne Kloc of Marlette,
2 Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers and 7 Sisters.

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

A memorial service will be held at a late date.

Memorials may be given to the donation of your choice.

 

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

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

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

Memorials may be donated to the family.

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


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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial may be donated to the family discretionary fund.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Debra Alves (stepdaughter) of California,

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

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

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

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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