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Alice Radabaugh

Alice Radabaugh

Name: Alice Marie Radabaugh

Age: 94

Hometown: Lansing and formerly of the Huron County

Funeral Date: April 21, 2015

Date of Birth: February 22, 1921

Date of Passing: April 16, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel, 302 N. Hanselman in Bad Axe with Rev. Donald Strout officiating. Visitation will be Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the Chapel. Burial will be at Grandlawn Cemetery in Pigeon. Memorials may be offered to Advantage Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children, Gerald “Jerry” (Elizabeth) Radabaugh of Niles, Michigan, Carl (Rose) Radabaugh of Niles, Michigan, Charles Radabaugh of Reno Nev., Mary (Ronald) Wissner of St. Johns, Michigan and Cheryl (Duane) Fritz of Lansing, Michigan; eight grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Carl Davis of Charlotte, Michigan and sisters, Peg Henke of DeWitt, Alma King of Lansing and Frances Rose of Pinconning, Michigan.

Biography

Alice Marie Radabaugh, age 94, resident of Lansing and formerly of the Huron County area, passed away April 16, 2015 at Prestige pines Assisted Living and Memory in DeWitt, Michigan. She was born February 22, 1921 in Gauley Bride, West Virginia to the late Robert E. and Mary (Myers) Davis. She was united in marriage to Emil Radabaugh on September 1, 1938 at Greenup, Kentucky. Emil preceded her in death on April 30, 1991. Alice was a member of the Filion Nazarene Church. She enjoyed walking, crossword puzzles, gardening and crafting.


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Martha Fealko

Martha Fealko

Name: Martha Mary Fealko

Age: 99

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: April 20, 2015

Date of Birth: September 11, 1915

Date of Passing: April 16, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will take place Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Howe officiating and burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with scripture at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel, Bad Axe and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

They raised four children, surviving are three daughters, Genny (Mike) Feury, Janet (Dave) Armstrong and Sue Vaughan; eight grandchildren, Sherry (Paul) Essenmacher, Mary (Steve) Essenmacher, Dean Armstrong, Tracy LaHair and fiancé Tim McCoy, Crystal (Perry) Yaroch, Tammy Cook and special friend Tim Bosserman, Tim (Lisa) Burkhard and Heather Burkard; Eleven great grandchildren Brian Essenmacher, Kevin Essenmacher and his special friend, Jenn Giddings, Gary Essenmacher, Kristi Essenmacher and her fiancé, Steve Miller, Kati Essenmacher and her fiancé, Josh Zang, Lindsay Essenmacher, Lisa Essenmacher, Chelsea Yaroch, Bailey Cook, Abby and Lexie Burkhard, five great, great grandchildren, Tanner and Oaklee Miller, Parker Essenmacher, Logan Siewert and Joslyn Hessling; two sisters, Verna Romzek and Lillian Kranz; one brother, Melvin Nowiski. She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene; grandson, Mark Armstrong; brothers, Roman, Ervin, Elmer and Isadore and two sisters, Genevieve and Mary Ann; sisters in-law Eleanor, Mildred, MaryLou and Frances.

Biography

Martha Mary “Grammie” Fealko age 99, passed away on April 16, 2015. She went to be with her Lord and her family and friends in Heaven. She was born September 11, 1915, the daughter of Ted and Mary (Shubert) Nowiski. Martha married Paul Fealko on January 16, 1937. Paul preceded her in death on August 25, 1998. Martha was a faithful Detroit Tigers fan. She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren playing all their sports. She enjoyed eating at Wendy’s. Martha was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She worked at Huron Tool and Engineering, Cleaning their offices for many years and she worked for Sacred Heart Parish cleaning the church and the Priest’s house until she retired at the age of 95. Martha lived alone until February 2014, when she moved into Courtney Manor. Martha would have been 100 on September 11, 2015.


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Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

Name: Mary M. Johnson

Age: 84

Hometown: Port Austin

Funeral Date: April 18, 2015

Date of Birth: December 19, 1930

Date of Passing: April 12, 2015

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass for Mary M. Johnson will be on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Port Austin, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 8 pm in the Knoblock Funeral Home on Friday, April 17, 2015 and there will be a parish vigil service that evening at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be held in the church on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of service.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children, Bob (Deb) Johnson, Cathie (Stan) Osdras, and Jim (fiancé Angela) Johnson; her brother-in-law, Thomas “Leo” (Vivian) Johnson; his grandchildren Mark Johnson, Stan (Kelly) Osdras, Katie (fiancé Drew) Osdras, Scott Osdras, Jimmy Johnson, and Devan Johnson. She is also survived by seventeen nieces and nephews. Mary Johnson was preceded in death by her siblings: Edward (Gerry) Walsh, Elizabeth Walsh, Thomas (Gerry) Walsh, Patrick (Irene) Walsh, Cathie (Doyle) Parker, Bernard (Nancy) Walsh.

Biography

Mary M. Johnson, 84, of Port Austin died Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was born on December 19, 1930 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Walsh and Mary Jane Ahearn Walsh. Mary Walsh and Robert F. Johnson were married on August 27, 1949 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Highland Park, Michigan. Her husband preceded her in death on October 24, 2012. She was a graduate of Girls’ Catholic Central High School in Detroit, Michigan. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. Mary was a Homemaker extraordinaire, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend. She had a special gift for welcoming others-most often with homemade baked goods. No one was ever a stranger-her door was always open. Good-humored and compassionate, she maintained a loving circle of lifelong friends to the end.


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Ernest Haley

Ernest Haley

Name: Ernest L. Haley

Age: 69

Hometown: formerly of Grand Township

Funeral Date: April 19, 2015

Date of Birth: May 15, 1945

Date of Passing: December 24, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Memorial services will be conducted 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 19, with visitation after 2:00 PM at the Community of Christ Church on S. Elkton Road. Elders Karen and Steve Bouverette will officiate.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his wife, Jerilou, daughter, Kimberly; three grandsons, Alec, Espen and James; his sisters, Lois Rousse of Illinois, Judy Milton of Bay Port and Jewell (Mike) Klecamp of Bad Axe; four brothers, Ervin of Sebewaing, Frederick (Sandra) of Elkton, Ronald of New Jersey and Anson (Melanie) of Almont and sister-in-law, Char Keilor. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles; a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, along with friends and relatives. Preceding him in death were his daughter, Catina and her mother, Josephine; brothers, Edward, Ivan and Ennis; brother-in-law, Larry Rousse; sister-in-law, Ginnie Haley; niece, Rebecca Rousse and nephews, Ronald Haley Jr and Kevin Haley and great nephew, Kevin Haley Jr. Memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Community of Christ Church or the Haley family. Words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcElkton.com

Biography

Ernest L. Haley, 69, formerly of Grant Twp. died December 24, at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital, Florida. He was born May 15, 1945 in Bad Axe to the late Aaron and Evelyn (Schember) Haley. Ernie was a 1962 graduate of Owen-Gage High School. He had many master plumbing licenses and retired from his own plumbing company, Haley’s Plumbing. He loved the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR, playing cards and bowling.


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Patricia Fancher

Patricia Fancher

Name: Patricia C. Fancher

Age: 77

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: April 16, 2015

Date of Birth: April 07, 1938

Date of Passing: April 12, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral service will be at 11:00 am Thursday, April 16th at St. John Episcopal Church on Sand Point. Burial will be in Caseville Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 pm Wednesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville and one hour prior to services at church on Thursday. Memorials may be made to St. John Episcopal Church. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her special friend James McCallum; children Chip James Drake of Caseville, Linda (Robert Elznic) Ferguson of New York, Thomas Schweninger of Caseville and Michelle (Bill) Crippen of Stanton; grandchildren Chad, Dana, Kevin, Kendra, Katie, Logan, Ally and Alexis; and sister Terri Talaski of Bad Axe. She was preceded in death by her late husbands: Dan Drake, Rich Schweninger and Gerald Fancher.

Biography

Patricia C. Fancher, 77, of Caseville, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Pat was born April 7, 1938 in Detroit to the late Thomas and Betty (Fitzgibbon) Pecha. She was a 1956 graduate of Denby High School, Detroit. She first began visiting Caseville in the 1940's. Over the years she lived in Caseville several times before moving there permanently in 1991. She was an active member of St. John Episcopal Church on Sand Point, where she was the organist. She trained for music at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and she shared her love of music both at church and with many piano students she taught. She also worked at the Pigeon Library.


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Joseph Matelski

Joseph Matelski

Name: Joseph L. Matelski

Age: 90

Hometown: Kinde

Funeral Date: April 16, 2015

Date of Birth: November 27, 1924

Date of Passing: April 13, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will take place 11 am on Thursday, April 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dwight Township with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm on Wednesday, April 15th at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde with scripture service at 7 pm and 9:30 – 10:30 am on Thursday, April 16th. Memorials may be offered to the Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Joseph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene; daughters Linda (William) Brown of Kinde, Cindy Scherret of Bad Axe, and Vicky (Mike) Ritter of Kinde; eight grandchildren; brother Richie Matelski of Kinde; sisters Mary Matelski of Kinde, Michalene Champagne of Bad Axe, Josephine Reehl of Bad Axe, Rita Williams of Indiana, Irene Strozeski of Port Austin, and Delores Matelski of Kinde; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Randy J. Matelski, brother George Matelski and sisters Beatrice Dobson and Margie Harris.

Biography

Joseph L. Matelski, 90, of Kinde, passed away peacefully at his house on April 13, 2015. Joseph was born on November 27, 1924 to the late Charles and Rose (Rice) Matelski in Kinde. On November 11, 1951, he married Marlene P. Majeski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dwight Township. Joe worked at Tower Automotive for forty two years before his retirement. He enjoyed farming, watching WWE wrestling, playing the lottery and spending time with his family and friends.


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Betty Roberts

Betty Roberts

Name: Betty M. Roberts

Age: 75

Hometown: Verona Township

Funeral Date: April 20, 2015

Date of Birth: November 28, 1939

Date of Passing: April 10, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be held 11 am Monday, April 20th at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe with Rev. Kenneth Lueke officiating. Cremation to follow after service. Visitation will be 2 to 8 pm on Sunday, April 19th at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and from 10 am until time of service on Monday, April 20th at the church. Those wishing to express their sympathy may offer a memorial to the family. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Betty is survived by her children: Bill (Karen) Roberts of Florida, David (Julie) Roberts of Kinde, Greg (Sue) Roberts of Palms; Tony (Krystin) Roberts of Port Austin, Eva (Gale) Duncan of Bad Axe, and Iva (David) Pickerell of Georgia; grandchildren: Benjamin Roberts, Amanda Roberts, Cari (Chris) Prill, Theresa (Ryan) Genis, Melissa Roberts, David Roberts, Wayne Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Rebecca (Justin) Miller, Jessica Siemen, Alexandria Roberts, Austin Harris, Dakota Harris, William Pickerell, Cassandra Pickerell, Anthony Roberts, Katie Roberts and Devin Roberts; nine great grandchildren; brother Donald Landenberg of Bad Axe; sisters Doris McNeil of Bad Axe, and Carol Campbell of Bad Axe and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Carl R. Roberts, and grandsons Sean Roberts, and Hunter Duncan.

Biography

Betty M. Roberts, 75, of Verona Township, passed away peacefully at her home on April 10, 2015 with Heartland Hospice. Betty was born on November 28, 1939 to the late Carl and Dorothy (Mattice) Landenberg in Harbor Beach. On October 22, 1960 she married David C. Roberts at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. He preceded her on April 13, 1998.


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Esther Motz

Esther Motz

Name: Esther Pauline Motz

Age: 96

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 13, 2015

Date of Birth: September 21, 1918

Date of Passing: April 11, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. David Stewart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Sunday, April 12 4-8 p.m. AND AT SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, PIGEON: Monday, April 13 12 noon until the service at 1 p.m.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her sisters, Charlene Bensinger and Donna Noble, both of Bad Axe, and many nieces, nephews, and friends, including Ruth Ann Etzler. She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Bertha Motz; sisters, infant Evelyn Jean Motz and Shirley Ann Motz; brothers, Edward Bruce, George Henry, Merdith Dale, and Elton Harold; aunts, Beulah Pierce, Reva Pauline Peterson, and Garnet Dean; and uncle, Homer Motz.

Biography

Esther Pauline Motz, 96 of Bad Axe, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Esther was born at her grandparents’ home in Oliver Township on September 21, 1918 and was the daughter of Freeman Josiah and Bertha Pauline (Sparschu) Motz. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1935. Esther worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer throughout her lifetime. She worked for Thumb Bottling Company and Fairmont Foods from age 17 through 1953, and was the Bad Axe City Treasurer from 1978 until her retirement in October 1994. She also had been a member of the Bad Axe Business & Professional Women. Esther was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon, as well as the United Methodist Women.


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Halcyon Walker

Halcyon Walker

Name: Halcyon Anna Walker

Age: 97

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 16, 2015

Date of Birth: December 12, 1917

Date of Passing: April 08, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 11 A.M. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, MI. Matthew Jensen and Scott Potter will officiate the service. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 15, from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Burial will be held after the funeral at the Hillside Cemetery on Wheatland Road located in Argyle Township.

Family of the Deceased

Halcyon and Clare leave behind many memories to their children: Marguerite (Jesse) Hoots of Mechanicsburg, IL; Janet Webb of Hillsboro, WI; Gerald (Nancy) Walker of Rockwood, TN; and Ellen Kirt of Madison, WI. One daughter, Elaine Virgo, preceded her in death in November, 2000. Halcyon is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Biography

Halcyon Anna Walker, age 97, formerly of Bad Axe, passed peacefully into eternity in Decatur, IL on April 8, 2015. She was born December 12, 1917 in Detroit, MI to the late Arthur and Marguerite Bush. Halcyon loved to quilt, enjoyed flower gardening, and managed the Montgomery Ward store for few years in Bad Axe. Above all, she had an unwavering faith in God. In 1936, Clare Walker and she were married and began their life together on a farm near Deckerville, MI. They lived in Sanilac County until he preceded her in death in August, 1979. Later that year, she moved to Bad Axe, MI and remained there until 2009 when she moved to Decatur, IL to be near family.


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Thomas Stephan

Thomas Stephan

Name: Thomas Stephan

Age: 79

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: April 12, 2015

Date of Birth: February 08, 1936

Date of Passing: April 08, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Sunday April 12, 2015 at 11 am at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Saturday from 1-6 pm or Sunday from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: wife- Francis Stephan of Bad Axe. 5 sons- Brian (Marie) Stephan of Hazel Green, AL. Michael (Valerie) Stephan of Gold Canyon, AZ Thomas Stephan and special friend Beth Hasting of Bad Axe, MI. Matthew (April) Stephan of Flushing, MI. Timothy (Becky) Stephan of Bad Axe, MI 15 grandchildren-Zackary Hasting, Ashley Anderson, Anthony Stephan, Alex Stephan, Jamie Stephan, Cassandra Stephan, Kayla Stephan, Nicolas Stephan, Megan Stephan, Baylor Stephan, Harper Stephan, Kari DeBoer, Dylan Estrada, Kyle Estrada and Amanda Murray. 4 great-grandchildren-Owen Hasting, Liam Hasting, Noah Estrada and Warren DeBoer His loving dog Lucy.

Biography

Thomas Stephan, age 79, of Bad Axe, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. He was born on February 8, 1936 in Detroit, son of the late John David and Viola (Polzinski) Stephan. He married Francis Dickey on September 17, 1960 in Illinois. Thomas enjoyed woodworking and baking pies, cakes, and other foods. He served in the US Navy.


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GEORGE RAPSON

GEORGE RAPSON

Name: GEORGE RANDALL RAPSON

Age: 60

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: April 12, 2015

Date of Birth: February 05, 1955

Date of Passing: April 09, 2015

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Randy will be Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2pm at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Ron Schultz officiating. Cremation will follow, with interment to follow at Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation for Randy will be Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Sunday will be at the church beginning at 1pm until time of services at 2pm. A Scripture Service will take place Saturday at 7:45 pm at the funeral home. Memorials in memory of Randy can be given to Zion Lutheran Church, the Zion Lutheran School, or the Harbor Beach Athletic Association. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Randy is survived by his wife Andrea Rapson of Harbor Beach, his siblings: Rhonda Cook and her husband Rich of Bad Axe, Paula Wood and her husband Tom of Harbor Beach, and David Rapson and his wife Ellen of Traverse City, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Biography

GEORGE RANDALL RAPSON, age 60, of Harbor Beach, passed away Thursday, April 09, 2015. Randy was born on February 5, 1955 in Harbor Beach to the late George and Shirley (Fuhrman) Rapson. He and Andrea Beck were united in marriage on August 29, 1987. Randy was the owner and operator of the family business, Rapson Electric Inc.. Randy worked at the store for over 50 years, working alongside his father and uncle for many years. Randy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, was a Trustee of the church, and a member of Thrivent Financial. Randy was President of the Harbor Beach Alumni Association for many years, was a member of the Harbor Beach Community Choir where he was the narrator. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball, and drove the school bus. Randy was a Detroit Tiger Baseball fan, and a Harbor Beach Pirate Fan. He made sure all the yard work was done properly and he always had a smile and joke for everyone he saw.


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Gerhard Goebel

Gerhard Goebel

Name: Gerhard W. Goebel

Age: 101

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 11, 2015

Date of Birth: June 26, 1913

Date of Passing: December 22, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Memorial mass of Christian burial will take place 11 am Saturday, April 11th at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin with Fr. Craig Carolan officiating. Visitation will be from 10am until time of service at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Mr. Goebel is survived by his daughter, Zita Marie Goebel of Bad Axe; one grandchild, Gary Ray Goebel of Bad Axe; brother Clarence “Ozzy” Goebel of Bad Axe; brothers in law, sisters in law and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Raymond Wayne Goebel in 1973; one brother, Harold Goebel, and one sister Dorothy (Goebel) Greenan.

Biography

Gerhard “Gary” W. Goebel, age 101, resident of Bad Axe and former resident of Port Austin, passed away December 22, 2014 at Huron Medical Care Facility. Mr. Goebel was born June 26, 1913 in Bach, Michigan to the late Theodore and Lydia (Errer) Goebel. Gerhard was united in marriage to Dorothy Anne Goslin on October 24, 1942 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Gagetown. They were married for 55 years before she preceded him in death on June 15, 1998. He attended Berne Lutheran School and Pigeon School. He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church at Sheridan Corners and a former member of St. Michael’s Parish in Port Austin. He was also a life member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1954, Gerhard and his wife Dorothy, opened the Goebel Motors Sales & Service in Port Austin and retired in 1975 and then continued to work driving cars for Al Hanson Motors until the age of 95. During his lifetime he had several different occupations including, working at a Dodge Main in Hamtramck for 7 years; Packard Motors; security guard at Jellotin Products; serviced juke boxes; Volmer’s Music Company in Pigeon; E.B.C. & Kuppetts Beer Co.; and at Huron Chevrolet with his brother Clarence “Ozzie” Goebel for nine years


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Floyd Farver

Floyd Farver

Name: Floyd L. Farver

Age: 104

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: April 11, 2015

Date of Birth: February 19, 1911

Date of Passing: April 07, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 2 to 9 PM Friday and at the Church after 10 AM Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, April 11, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. Rev. Craig Pillow, pastor will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Memorial gifts may be directed to his of the donor’s choice and word of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are four children, Bruce (Betsy) Farver, Ron (Marge) Farver both of Elkton, Sandy (Art) Carpenter of Holiday, FL and Marge (John) Kanaski of Elkton; a daughter-in-law, Rose Farver of Colfax Twp, 14 grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren; a brother, Cliff Farver of Oak Beach and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his son, Merlin; two brothers, Henry and Charles Farver and seven sisters, Flossie Maynard, Bertha Gilbert, Bessie Furness, Luella Connors, Ulla Snider, Helen Wichert and Lila Wilson.

Biography

Floyd L. Farver, age 104 of Elkton, died early Tuesday morning, April 7, at Courtney Manor, Bad Axe. He was born February 19, 1911 in Chandler Twp. at the home of his parents, the late Thomas and Emily (Nelson) Farver. Floyd grew up in Chandler Twp. and worked on the family farm all his life. On January 24, 1931, he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Furness at the Methodist parsonage in Marlette and made their home in Chandler Twp. Dorothy preceded him in death February 12, 2002. In his early years, Floyd farmed with his father, they used a steam engine to thrash their grain. As time went on he began doing custom thrashing around the Pinnebog and Gotts Corner area using a gas power McCormick thrasher. Sometimes getting paid with grain, a cow or whatever the farmer had to barter with. He was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, Century Oaks Golf Club, Elkton Euchre Club and a life member of Hubbard-Winsor Lodge #420 F & A M and Elkton Lions Club. Floyd lived a very active life, living alone on the farm until early this year and still drove his car and played golf until last year.


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Leon Storm

Leon Storm

Name: Leon H. Storm

Age: 77

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: April 18, 2015

Date of Birth: November 09, 1937

Date of Passing: March 21, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, Caseville, with Pastor Mike Goforth officiating. Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville is handling the arrangements. There will be another memorial service at a later date in Lake Orion. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Rose; children Melynda (Gilbert) Rushlau of Grand Rapids, Geoffrey (Debra) of South Carolina and Krista of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Jared, Camdyn, Shelby and Justin; and his sister Ardis (James) Pearce of Oxford.

Biography

Leon H. “Bud” Storm 77, of Caseville, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Bud was born November 9, 1937 in Pontiac to the late Leon B. and Catharine (Neeley) Storm. He graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1956. On January 26, 1963 he married Rose Cudnohufsky at Central Christian Church, Pontiac. He retired as the Lake Orion building inspector in 2004, and moved from Lake Orion to their home in Caseville at that time. He was a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, Oakland County 4-H, and a National Ski Patrolman. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and using his skills as a craftsman and gardener to beautify their home.


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John Gettel III

John Gettel III

Name: John Jacob Gettel III

Age: 75

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: May 09, 2015

Date of Birth: July 24, 1939

Date of Passing: March 02, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sand Point. Memorials may be made to Scheurer Hospital. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife, MaryAnne Gettel of Pigeon; sons, John Jacob “Jay” Gettel IV and his wife Kimberly of Brighton, Andrew Davis “Andy” Gettel and his wife Nicki of Apopka, Florida, and Charles DeRutte “Charlie” Gettel of Superior, Colorado; grandchildren: Nicole E. Gettel, John J. Gettel V, Sean W. Gettel, Hannah F. Gettel, Andrew D. Gettel II, Curtis N. Gettel, Emily A. Gettel, and Jacob M. Gettel; James M. Tipton, Benjamin J. Tipton, and Victoria A. Tipton; and Dalton J. Gettel and Alyssa K. Gettel; great-grandson, Jordan; brother-in-law, Maurice “Bud” Martin of Mecosta; in-laws, Charles S. (Irma) McIntyre III, Marjorie (Jack) Hohman, and Lydia (Malcolm) Hughes; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Gettel Tipton; sister, Anne Martin; and brother-in-law John McIntyre.

Biography

John Jacob Gettel III, age 75 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Born in Bad Axe on July 24, 1939, he was the son of Otto and Jean E. (Lester) Gettel. He graduated from Snell “University” Rural School in Winsor Township, and graduated in 1957 from Pigeon High School. He attended Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Alma College. On May 8, 1958 he met MaryAnne McIntyre at a Pigeon High School dance, and they were married on January 31, 1961 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe. John worked from 1962-1978 for Monroe Automotive Equipment Company, then owned and operated a vending business with his son, which they later sold. John was a member of the “Irish” Club while living in Monroe, as well as the Jaycees and the MAECO Retirees Club. He was a former member of the Monroe Club and Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe. John was a member of the Audubon Society of Central Florida and the Scottish American Society, Central Florida, where he had served as treasurer for six years. He was a partner with the Las Olas Beach Club development. He attended the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Longwood, Florida, and was a member of the church vestry. John was a member of the Black River Ranch near Atlanta, Michigan and the Otsego Ski Club. He was also a member of the Sand Point Association, where he was formerly the historian, and was a co-founder of the Sand Point Mens Club. He attended St. John Episcopal Church, Sand Point, and had formerly attended Pigeon First United Methodist Church.


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