Name: Thomas Harold Rose
Funeral Date: August 01, 2014
Date of Birth: July 21, 1930
Date of Passing: July 29, 2014
Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel
A memorial service will be at 1:00 pm Friday, August 1st at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville. Military honors will be provided by the Caseville American Legion. Visitation will be from 11:00am until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com
He is survived by his wife Sandra; step-children Michael (Dawn) Atwood of Kinde; Ronald (Patricia) Atwood of Caseville and Paul (Rochelle Arntz) Howells of Bad Axe; 8 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchilden; and cousins Evelyn Kraft of Marlette, Irene Bullock of Clinton Twp, and Robert (Shirley) Schneider of Traverse City.
Thomas Harold Rose, 84, of Caseville, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home while under hospice care. Tom was born July 21, 1930 in Detroit to the late Harold and Lillian (Scheider) Rose. He graduated from Detroit Denby High School in 1949 and Michigan State University in 1954. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956. He married Sandra Cork on September 14, 1992 at Calvary Baptist Church in Caseville. After leaving the army Tom began a 30 year teaching career in Saginaw Public Schools, retiring in 1986. After retirement he moved from Saginaw to Caseville. He was a former member of the Caseville Village Council and a current member of the Caseville Eagles Club. He enjoyed golf, puttering around the house and yard, traveling, and spending the winter in Arizona
Name: LeRoy Harold Beitz
Funeral Date: August 01, 2014
Date of Birth: April 10, 1931
Date of Passing: July 26, 2014
Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home
Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 2-8pm. The memorial service will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing at 10:30am. Burial of cremains will take place at Moravian Cemetery in Unionville following the funeral luncheon on Friday. Memorial donations may be given to the Sebewaing Township Library or the family discretionary fund (c/o Patrick Gruehn). Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com
He is survived by his aunt, Maxine Profit of Cass City; sister in law, Edith Beitz of Hedgesville, West Virginia; step sister in law, Lee LaFave of Gagetown; cousins: Lynn (Kathie) Abke of Bad Axe and Sharon (Tom) Campbell of Port Hope and families; dearest friends: Patrick and Amy Gruehn of Owendale, Nathan (Kamryn) Gruehn and family of Sebewaing, Dustin (Brooke) Gruehn and family of Sebewaing; Godson, Jordon (Renee’) Gruehn and family of Sebewaing. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Lucille Beitz; step father, Roy LaFave; step brother, Jim LaFave, step sisters: Marge (Sherwood) Rice and Marion (William) Stanton; and uncles, Harold (Madeline) Abke and Dale Abke.
LeRoy Harold Beitz, age 83, of Sebewaing, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. LeRoy was born in Unionville on April 10, 1931 to the late Clayton and Lucille (Abke) Beitz. He enjoyed being a teacher for close to 50 years. He began his career in several country schools, Sebewaing Schools and for USA Schools. He also taught drivers education. He loved farming and had a huge passion for reading. He enjoyed being outdoors, flower gardening, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, motor cycle riding, cooking and playing the organ. He is also a past Lions Club member.
Name: Kenneth J. McDonald
Hometown: Bad Axe, MI
Funeral Date: July 29, 2014
Date of Birth: August 09, 1918
Date of Passing: July 26, 2014
Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Sutton officiating. Burial will be at Colfax Township Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 28, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel, Bad Axe and Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church Christian Education Fund, Gideons or Donor’s Choice. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com
Kenneth is survived by his children, Lowell ( Beth) McDonald of Bad Axe, Wayne (Michelle) McDonald of Marlette and Joyce McDonald of Bad Axe; grandchildren, Dave (Tina) McDonald of Bad Axe, Rhonda (Allen) Robinson of Pigeon, Michelle (Mark) Russell of Marlette, Carla (Jon) Cousineau, of Tipton, Carmin (Steve) Ellis of Marlette, Jennifer (Joe) McClatchie of Marlette and Jessica (Matt) Bell of Marquette; great- grandchildren, Adrienne (Justin) Kociba, Erica McDonald, Kristen McDonald, Sydney McDonald, Kelsey Robinson, Haley Robinson, Riley Robinson, Jenna Cousineau, Nicklas Cousineau, Jasmine McClatchie, Charles McClatchie, Keagan McClatchie, Caitlin Ellis, Cole Ellis and Allicia Russell; great-great- grandchildren, Lyla Kociba and Kruz Kociba;a foster brother, Robert (Marion) Fields and a sister in-law, Betty (Bob) Goodrich and special friends, Marie Humphrey and Ron and Bev Lynn.
Kenneth J. McDonald, age 95, well known resident and business man of Bad Axe, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe. Ken was born August 9, 1918 in Lincoln Township to the late Donald and Violet (Christie) McDonald. Kenneth and Mildred Kirkpatrick were united in marriage on October 10, 1940 in Marlette. She preceded him in death August 18, 1989. He attended the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran in the United States Army and served during the Battle of the Bulge as an Infantryman. Ken was a member of the antique car club and enjoyed attending the shows when he could. He was a member of the Bad Axe Rotary Club, liked to golf, travel, especially to Florida, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He began his grocery career at A & P in Detroit. After being discharged from the army he moved to Bad Axe and started the meat locker plant. Then he worked for IGA Progressive Warehouse. Ken then started grocery stores in Essexville, Marlette and Elkton. In 1954 he opened McDonald’s IGA (currently McDonald Food and Family Center) in Bad Axe.
Name: Johanna Ross
Hometown: Port Hope, MI
Funeral Date: July 29, 2014
Date of Birth: September 20, 1946
Date of Passing: July 25, 2014
Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home
Funeral Mass for Johanna will be on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Cremation will follow at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. Visitation for Johanna will be Monday from 1-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Tuesday will be at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. A Parish Vigil Service will take place on Monday at 7 pm in the funeral home. Memories can be shared at www.Ramsey FH.com
Johanna is survived by her husband Richard Ross of Port Hope, daughter Sheryl Balsley of Oakland, Richard Ross of Pennsylvania, 2 grandchildren Matthew and Emma, and one brother Gerald Wojdyla of Port Hope.
JOHANNA ROSS, age 67 of Port Hope, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on September 20, 1946 in Detroit to the late Boleslaus and Gertrude (Zlotecki) Wojdyla. Johanna and Richard Ross were united in marriage on September 16, 1966 in Detroit. Johanna was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. She worked at EDS for 15 years in the administrative department. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family
Name: George T. Essenmacher
Hometown: Birch Run, MI
Funeral Date: July 28, 2014
Date of Birth: January 17, 1942
Date of Passing: July 23, 2014
Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Monday, July 28 at St. Mary Church of St. Isidore Parish in Parisville. Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 1:30-9:00 pm and Monday from 10:00-11:00 am at the church only. There will be a parish vigil service Sunday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for George’s family.
George is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Josephine Essenmacher of Birch Run; six children, Craig Essenmacher of Westland, Ronald Essenmacher and his wife, Robin of Matthews, NC, Rhonda Aldrich and her husband, Todd of Perrinton, Keith Essenmacher of Rockford, Cynthia Essenmacher and Joseph King, of Okemos, Celeste Essenmacher of West Bloomfield; six grandchildren, Ryan, Maggie, Jack, Carson, Kayla and Ethan; his brothers and sisters, Julie Messing and her husband, Gordon of Carsonville, Virginia Sadro of Rapson, John Essenmacher and his wife, Nina of Armada, James Essenmacher and his wife, Viola of Imlay City, Janet Lemanski of Ruth, Cheryl Essenmacher of Metro Detroit, Bruce Essenmacher and his wife, Linda of Harbor Beach, Steve Essenmacher of Metro Detroit.
Mr. George T. Essenmacher, 72 of Birch Run, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his residence. George was born on January 17, 1942 in Dearborn to the late George H. and Agnes (Koss) Essenmacher. He married Josephine Rutkowski on September 18, 1965 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. George was a graduate of Our Lady of Lake Huron High School. He enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for over two and a half years before he was honorably discharged. George worked for the Buick Motor Division of General Motors for over 44 years before retiring in 2009.
Name: Troy Mark Osentoski
Hometown: Sandusky, MI
Funeral Date: July 25, 2014
Date of Birth: April 16, 1974
Date of Passing: July 08, 2014
Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home
The memorial Mass for Troy will be 11:00 am, Friday, July 25 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Good Shepherd parish in Frieburg. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor will officiate. Visitation with Troy’s family will be at St. Ignatius Church on Friday from 10:00-11:00 am. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Troy’s family.
Troy is survived by his wife, Stephanie Fain; his daughter, Madison; his father, Lawrence Osentoski of Bad Axe; his mother, Lana Padilla of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Barry Osentoski of Virginia Beach, VA, Joshua I. Nichols and his wife, Nadine of Las Vegas, NV; aunts, Kimberly Shemka, Rita Osentoski, Kelly Langenburg, Kari Walsh; uncles Craig Walsh, Bryan Walsh and Daryl Walsh. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Pete “Mark” and Delores “Evelyn” Walsh ; paternal Floyd and Lucille Osentoski; three uncles, Randy Walsh, Robert Osentoski and Harry Osontoski, two aunts, Harriet Lamke & Marion Sopsich; two cousins, baby David Nichols and Ashley Walsh.
Troy was a 1992 graduate of Cass City High School. He attended Community College of Southern, NV. Troy’s passion was golf and it showed in his dedication for his high school team. He was very proud to have held the hole in one state record. He was a valued employee with Kiesub Electric for 15 years before he suffered a serious work related injury that he never fully recovered from. For the past three years, Troy fulfilled his life with his love of following all the Michigan sports teams.
Name: Louise Helen Walsh
Hometown: Ubly, MI
Funeral Date: July 26, 2014
Date of Birth: May 04, 1925
Date of Passing: July 22, 2014
Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 26 2014 at 11 am at Good Shepherd Parish-St. Ignatius Catholic Church of Freiburg. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Friday from 1-8pm or Saturday at the church from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Friday at 7 pm at the funeral home.
Louise is survived by three daughters; Susan Schmidt of Ubly, Lucille (Bill) Burns of Ubly, Mary (Ted) Sache of Madison Heights; five sons; Ray (Diane) Walsh of Howell, Jerry (Mary) Walsh of Welling, OK, Lawrence (Carol) Walsh of Bad Axe, Wendel Walsh of Bad Axe, Chuck (Barb) Walsh of Ubly; nephew Dan (Sue) Jacoby of Reading; brothers and sisters-in-law; Louis (Rosalie) Walsh of Ubly, Joe (Patricia) Walsh of Ubly, Susan Brown of LaMesa, CA, Rita Walsh of Bad Axe, Donna Walsh of Cass City, Geraldine Walsh of Mi, Shirley Walsh of Mi; twenty-one grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Walsh; one son; Philip Walsh of GA; her parents; Harry and Vesta Sackett of Battle Creek; five siblings; Fred Sackett, Earl Sackett, Frances Caldwell, Edith Carnes, all of Battle Creek, and Marie Jacoby of Reading; one son-in-law; Joseph A. Schmidt Sr. of Ubly; one daughter-in-law; Frances Walsh of Bad Axe; one granddaughter; Jeannie M. Schmidt; one great grandson; Hezekiah Schmidt; father and mother-in-law; Walter and Susan (McMillan) Walsh of Ubly; Eight brothers and sisters-in-law; Beatrice Bauman of Battle Creek, Leo Walsh of Ubly, Mike Walsh of Ubly, Lila (Grant) Lamphere of Highland, Maurice Walsh of Ubly, Mark (Delores) Walsh of Ubly, Daniel Walsh of Farmington and Harold Brown of CA.
Louise Helen Walsh, 89 of Ubly passed away on July 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital of Saginaw, with family by her side. Louise was born May 4 1925 in Battle Creek, Michigan to the late Harry R. and Vesta L. (Benfer) Sackett. She married Raymond W. Walsh on July 5, 1947 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Battle Creek. Together, they made their home in Ubly, Michigan; raised nine children; and were parishioners at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish, Frieburg. Louise enjoyed reading, puzzle books, playing cards and the piano, quilting, gardening, watching soap operas, listening to old time country and gospel music, church socials, and countryside drives. She especially took pleasure in the good company of her family and friends.
Name: Mary Doreen Korn
Hometown: Port Austin, MI
Funeral Date: July 25, 2014
Date of Birth: March 01, 1938
Date of Passing: July 21, 2014
Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home – Gage Chapel
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 25th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home – Gage Chapel in Kinde at noon. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 am till time of service. Memorials may be made to the Port Austin Community Players, Port Austin Historical Society or to the Port Austin Township Library. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com
Mary is survived by her husband, Edwin of 56 years; daughters Terry McGrath of Port Austin, and Laurie (Frank) Panzek of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; sons Brian (Jackie ) Korn of Washington, Michigan and Michael (Dree) of Midland, Michigan; eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; brothers Jim (Mary) Bambach and David (Leta) Bambach; and sister Lenore (James) Bright. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Terry.
Mary Doreen Korn, 76, of Port Austin, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2014 at Courtney Manor. Mary was born on March 1, 1938 in Bad Axe to the late John and Lillian (Powers) Bambach of Kinde. Mary married Edwin Korn on April 19, 1958 at St. Edward’s Church in Kinde. She graduated from Kinde High School in 1956, and then attended Central Michigan University for one year. Mary was an art teacher and teacher’s aide at Port Austin Public Schools, owned a gift shop, worked for Osentoski Reality, was the treasurer for Port Austin village, and a treasurer/secretary for the Port Austin Fire Department. She was a member of the Jr. Priscilla Club and enjoyed traveling and golfing.
Name: Genevieve Ann Burkett
Hometown: Kinde, MI
Funeral Date: July 22, 2014
Date of Birth: July 16, 2014
Date of Passing: July 17, 2014
Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd at 11 am at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Kinde. A gathering will be from 10 am – 11 am at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com
Genevieve is survived by her husband Robert of 47 years; sons Michael (Treasa) Burkett of Kinde, Timothy Burkett and Shanda Brown of Kinde; daughter Annemarie (Daniel) Sokalski of Port Hope; sisters Virginia (Larry) Ziehm of Gagetown, Betty (Gary) Lesosky of St. Helen, Nancy (Merrit) Ligrow of Elkton, Josephine (David) Rivard of Pigeon, and Patsy (Don) Hurren of Pigeon; brothers Donald (Luanne) Lesoski of Caro, Robert Lesoski of Bay Port and Ronald (Connie) Lesoski of Sebewaing. She also is survived by ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: son William Eugene Burkett, and brothers David, Richard, and Bernard Jr. Lesoski.
Genevieve Ann Burkett, 66, of Kinde, MI passed away at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City. MI on July 17, 2014. Genevieve was born on July 16, 1948 in Pigeon, MI to the late Bernard and Rosella (Balasz) Lesoski. She married Robert Burkett April 15, 1967. Genevieve loved watching the Red Wings, Tigers and Days of Our Lives. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing card games, and scratching lotto tickets.
Name: Shirley Sophia Hartlieb
Hometown: Bradenton, Florida
Funeral Date: July 22, 2014
Date of Birth: November 12, 1933
Date of Passing: July 16, 2014
Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home
A Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Cross Lutheran Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Timothy Loehrke, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Van Hoosen Jones Stoney Creek Cemetery in Rochester Hills. Services were also conducted on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Florida. Contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, PIGEON: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 59 years, Gunther Hartlieb; nieces, Nina Pappas, her husband, Scott and their son, Kristerfer Wellman; Lisa Pappas and her husband Michael; nephew, Airs Koustas; and sister-in-law, Judy McNamara.
Shirley Sophia Hartlieb, 80, passed away July 16, 2014 in Bradenton, Florida. She was born November 12, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to James and Florence (Hibbert) Pappas. She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughters, Gail Hartlieb and Kimberly Hayward; sister, Sophia Koustas; brother, Carl Pappas; brother-in-law, George Koustas; and son-in-law, Daniel Hayward. In Michigan, Shirley was a bookbinder journeywoman for a publishing company. She came from Warren, Michigan in 1980 to Manatee County, Florida where she was a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She was a worship assistant at her churches in both Michigan and Florida. She was a member of the Caseville, Michigan Eagles Auxiliary and enjoyed painting, boating and fishing.