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Mary Alexander

Mary Alexander

Name: Mary E Alexander

Age: 87

Hometown: Rochester Hills, formerly of Elkton

Funeral Date: May 27, 2016

Date of Birth: January 07, 1929

Date of Passing: May 24, 2016

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, May 27, at Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton where friends may call from 3 to 8 PM Thursday and after 10 AM Friday. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or donor’s choice and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Duane; her son, Mike (Betsy) Alexander of Rochester Hills; three grandchildren, Brad Alexander of Shelby Twp., Jamie (Jesse) Rhodes of Benton, KY and Jeremy Stroud of Montana; three great grandchildren, Madison, Mallory and Macie; two brothers, James (Julia) Cook of Dallas, TX and Robert (Eleanor) Cook of Fort Worth, TX; four sisters, Kay Permenter, Sudie Holbrooks and Donna (Russell) Kelly all of West Point, MS and Peggy (Dick) Kuhl of Bay Port. Preceding her in death were two children, Bruce Alexander and Robin Stroud; son-in-law, John Stroud and a brother, Clarence Cook.

Biography

Mary E Alexander age 87, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Elkton, died Tuesday morning, May 24, at Crittenton Hospital, Rochester. She was born January 7, 1929 in West Point, Mississippi to the late Clarence and Lucille (Watson) Cook. She grew up there and graduated from West Point High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Duane L. Alexander, January 31, 1946 and made their home in Mississippi. In 1951, they moved to Bay Port and in 1966 they came to Elkton where her husband was an Elkton Police officer. In 1964, when her children were nearly grown, began working at Cass City Cable given them 20 years, retiring in 1986. That same year they left Elkton to relocate in Benton, KY. They came back to Michigan in November of last year, when her health began to fail, to live near her son. Mary was a fun loving person who loved to read, bake and cook, always willing to share her recipes and really enjoyed visiting with friends and family especially to discuss politics.


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James Mausolf

James Mausolf

Name: James I Mausolf

Age: 65

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: May 28, 2016

Date of Birth: March 30, 1951

Date of Passing: May 24, 2016

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11 am in St. Anthony’s Church of Holy Name of Mary Parish in Helena with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach on Friday from 2pm to 9pm and on Saturday at the church form 10am to 11am. A Rosary by the Knights of Columbus will be Friday at 6pm and a Parish Vigil Service will be at 630pm, all at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.RamseyFH.com.

Family of the Deceased

James is survived by his wife Linda Mausolf and their daughters Angeline Mausolf and Sara Mausolf all of Harbor Beach. Also surviving are his siblings: Rosalee Clor of St. Clair, Joseph Mausolf and his wife June of Filion, Katherine Tenbusch and her husband John of Minden City, Marilyn Klee and her husband Don of Bad Axe, John Mausolf and his wife Elizabeth of Harbor Beach, Margaret Callender and her husband Tom of Ruth and Jerry Mausolf and his wife Bonnie of St. Clair Shores. Also surviving is Jim’s brother - in- law Marvin Groth and his wife Rosemary, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. John and Jennie Learman, and their children Isaiah, Jeremiah and Mikah were also very special people in Jim’s life. Jim was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ron Clor and his sister-in-law, Juli Mausolf.

Biography

Jim was born on March 30, 1951 in Harbor Beach. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1973. James farmed all his life, milking cows and raising beef cattle. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church of Holy Name of Mary Parish in Helena, a member of the Helena Farm Bureau and the Ruth Council of the Knights of Columbus.


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Raymond Gintner

Raymond Gintner

Name: Raymond E. Gintner

Age: 77

Hometown: Sand Point, MI

Funeral Date: May 27, 2016

Date of Birth: March 19, 1939

Date of Passing: May 22, 2016

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be at 1:00pm Friday, May 27th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville with Rev. Karen Bouverette officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00am Friday until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Gaye; son Lance (Larisa) of Grand Blanc and daughter Lisa (Jim) Sasko of Saratoga Springs, New York; grandchildren Kade, Taryn, Messina, Cecilia; brother John (Bernie) Gintner of Bad Axe and sister Judy (John) Lipski of Bad Axe; and many other special friends and family. He was preceded in death by his sister Beverly McKnight.

Biography

Raymond E. Gintner, 77, of Sand Point, died at home Sunday, May 22, 2016. Ray was born March 19, 1939 in Bad Axe to the late Adam and Edna (Arch) Gintner. He graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1958. He served in the US Army from 1959 to 1961. On November 12, 1966 he married Gaye Schweitzer in Bad Axe. Ray retired as a superintendent from CJ Rogers Construction in Flint. He was a member of Laborers Union Local 1191 and the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Posse. He moved from Lapeer to Sand Point in 2006, and spent winters in Ft. Myers, Florida. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, birds and spending time with his grandchildren.


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Donald Carter

Donald Carter

Name: Donald W. Carter

Age: 73

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: November 13, 1942

Date of Passing: May 22, 2016

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Donald’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by three sons and one daughter; brothers: Maynard (Letisha) Carter of Caseville and Leonard Carter of Pigeon; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Joann Griswold. Don was preceded in death by his brother, Byron Carter.

Biography

Donald W. Carter, 73, of Bad Axe, passed away on May 22, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 13, 1942 to the late James and Margaret (Martha) Carter. Don married, Katherine Winters. She preceded him in death in 1991.


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Kathryn Puvalowski

Kathryn Puvalowski

Name: Kathryn A. Puvalowski

Age: 69

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: May 25, 2016

Date of Birth: November 14, 1946

Date of Passing: May 21, 2016

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, May 25 at St. John Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly, Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday from 1:30-8:00 pm and Wednesday at St. John Church from 10:00-11:00 am. There will be a parish vigil service Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to the American Cancer Society. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Kathryn’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Kathryn is survived by four children, Brian Puvalowski and his wife, Tammy of Ubly, Laura Porzondek and her husband, Gary of Ubly, Kelly Rose and her husband, Robert of Harbor Beach, Kimberly Koehn and her husband, Shawn of Port Hope; 11 grandchildren, Greg Puvalowski and his special friend, Jenny Booms, Brittany and Brandon Lefler, Dakota, Jeremy and Cheyenne Porzondek, Samantha and Alexis Koehn, Robert Rose III and his wife, Kelsi Rochon, Cody Rose and his wife, Katlin;5 great grandchildren, Lily and Vincent Puvalowski, Madelyn Prater, Braylynn and Kayson Rose; one sister, Barb Doerr and her husband, Joe of Argyle; three sisters-in-law, Sally Gracey of Argyle, Doty Glaza and her husband Larry of Ubly, Karen Mausolf and her husband Steve of New Hudson; one brother-n-law, Ron Puvalowski and his wife, Nola of Lake Orion. Kathryn was preceded in death by one son, Gregory A. Puvalowski; one brother, Robert Henry, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Grace Puvalowski, in-laws, Gary Puvalowski, Gloria Puvalowski and Marion Puvalowski.

Biography

Mrs. Kathryn A. Puvalowski, 69 of Ubly, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Courtney Manor of Bad Axe. She was born on November 14, 1946 in Deckerville to the late Virgil Roy and June (Temple) (Watson) Henry. She married Robert V. Puvalowski on June 19, 1965 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle. He preceded her in death on November 20, 2013. Kathryn was a graduate of Deckerville High School. She farmed with her husband and was a wonderful homemaker. Kathryn was a parishioner of Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. She enjoyed ceramics, cake decorating, gardening, flowers and visiting with her family, especially her grandchildren.


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Joann Essenmacher

Joann Essenmacher

Name: Joann J. Essenmacher

Age: 60

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: May 21, 2016

Date of Birth: March 07, 1956

Date of Passing: May 19, 2016

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Joann will be 3 pm on Saturday, May 21st at the MacAlpine Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 am until time of service. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband, Chris; daughter Jamie (Roger) Taylor of Bad Axe; grandchildren: Jacob, Andrew and Mariah Taylor; great granddaughter, Koralyn Taylor; and sisters: Birdie (Richard) Heintz of Pigeon and Lavina (Don) Mussall of Monterey, Tennessee, and several nieces and nephews.

Biography

Joann J. Essenmacher, 60, of Bad Axe, passed away on May 19, 2016. She was born in Bad Axe to Albert and Ethel (Soper) Prill on March 7, 1956. She married Chris Essenmacher on October 29, 1999. Joann enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and spending time with her grandchildren.


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Elwood Kirkpatrick

Elwood Kirkpatrick

Name: Elwood C. Kirkpatrick

Age: 79

Hometown: Dwight Township

Funeral Date: May 21, 2016

Date of Birth: January 30, 1937

Date of Passing: May 16, 2016

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Elwood will be 11 am on Saturday, May 21st at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Jerry Sutton. Visitation is from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 19th; and 2 to 8 pm on Friday, May 20th at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde. There will also be visitation at the church on Saturday, May 21st from 10 am until time of service. Burial will be at New River Cemetery in Port Austin. The family would like to thank Carrie Lewis from Heartland Hospice for the extraordinary care. Memorials may be offered to Heartland Hospice or to the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Kirkpatrick of Dwight Township; daughters: Lisa (Craig) Iden of Kinde and Rebecca Waling of Texas; sons: Dean (Maureen) Kirkpatrick, Ron (Andrea) Kirkpatrick, both from Kinde and Brad (Amy) Kirkpatrick of Traverse City; granddaughters: Corey, Casey, Brooke, and Natalie; grandsons: Randy, Dallas, Sean, Eric, Derek, Nathan, Colin and Ryan; and a special cousin, Beverly (Arnott) McFarland from Bay City. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Leslie Arnott.

Biography

Elwood C. Kirkpatrick, 79, of Dwight Township, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2016 at his home under Heartland Hospice care. He was born in Dwight Township on January 30, 1937 to the late Ross A. and Eula (Arnott) Kirkpatrick. Elwood was in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime dairy farmer. He enjoyed taking walks near the water and was an avid Tiger fan. He was a member of the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. Elwood was the President of Michigan Milk for 27 years (1981 – 2007); he was an officer in the D.M.I., National Milk Producers Association, National Dairy Promotional Organization, on the State Fair Board, School Board for North Huron Schools for eight years, chairman on the U.S. Dairy Export Council, and on the President Advisory Council


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