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Mary Craig

Mary Craig

Name: Mary Josephine Craig

Age: 78

Hometown: Port Austin,MI

Funeral Date: April 25, 2018

Date of Birth: May 08, 1939

Date of Passing: April 22, 2018

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Mary Craig will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Knoblock Funeral Home, Kinde. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 on Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 10:00 until the time of service at 11:00 in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Port Austin Township Cemetery

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her sons, Ken (Lisa Zadrzynski) Port Austin. Twins Kim (Michelle) and Kevin (Sally), both of Kinde, five grandchildren: Kenny and Cody Craig, Adrienne (Mitch) Dhyse, Mike and Nick Craig, as well as two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Lucas Dhyse. She is also survived by her sister, Nellie Hatch. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Cecilia Gordon, Caroline McGuire, Dorothy Guster, Theresa Luchtman, Jack and Ed Krull.

Biography

Mary Josephine Craig, 78, of Port Austin passed away April 22, 2018 following a brief bout with cancer. She was born May 8, 1939 in Hume Township, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Shall) Krull. Mary Krull and Kenneth Craig were married on August 29, 1959 at the United Protestant Church in Port Austin. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2004. Mary was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Kinde. She was a longtime custodian with the Port Austin/North Huron School District. She loved working in her yard and enjoyed spending time with her family and her cats.


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Agnes Olshove

Agnes Olshove

Name: Agnes R. Olshove

Age: 91

Hometown: Ubly

Funeral Date: April 26, 2018

Date of Birth: March 15, 1927

Date of Passing: April 23, 2018

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 26 at St. John Catholic Church, 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 Wednesday from 1:30-9:00 pm. There will be a joint rosary Wednesday at 7:00 pm by the St. John Christian Mothers and the St. Isidore Rosary Sodality. Memorials have been requested to Family Discretionary Fund. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Ruthie’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Ruth is survived by one son, David and his wife, Anna of Bay City; four daughters, Ruth (Leo) Oberski of Clio, Beverly (Jerome “Whitey”) Pawlosky of Ubly, Becky Olshove of Bad Axe, Karen Smalley of Ubly; 18 grandchildren;17 great grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine Mullen of FL. She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Olshove; four brothers and four sisters.

Biography

Mrs. Agnes R. “Ruthie” Olshove, 91 of Ubly, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. She was born on March 15, 1927 in Tyre to the late Simon and Susie (Pollum) Rutkowski. She married Tony P. Olshove on September 8, 1945 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. He preceded her in death on October 9, 1990. Ruthie was a graduate of a country school and received her G.E.D. in 1978 from Bad Axe High School. In her younger years she worked in the Detroit area at a Kresge store. She returned to Ubly to work at various companies in the area. Ruthie co-owned the City Service Gas station in Ubly for five years with her husband. They also owned and operated the Olshove Upholstery Company for many years. Ruthie was a trustee for the Village of Ubly for 20 years and organized many Mayor Exchange days. She organized the Girls Softball League and coached the Sports Depot team. She participated in all of the Alabama Jubilee. Ruthie organized the EMT and Bingham Township Ambulance Service. She was the first female supervisor of Hamill Seat Belt Company. Ruthie was a charter member of both the Ubly Historical Society and the Ubly Lioness Club. She served as the President of the Thumb Veteran’s Organization #1 Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She hosted many foreign exchange students over the years. Ruthie was a past Grand Marshall for the Ubly Homecoming parade and served as secretary for many years on the Homecoming committee. Ruthie was a parishioner of St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish of Ubly and was a member of the St. John Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the St. Isidore Rosary Sodality of Parisville.


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Milton Young

Milton Young

Name: Milton P. Young

Age: 85

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: April 27, 2018

Date of Birth: July 27, 1932

Date of Passing: April 23, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 6:00pm Friday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton with Rev. Won D. Kim officiating, followed by military honors. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-6 Friday. Memorials may be made to the Elkton United Methodist Church. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his step son Sam (Sue) Gottschalk of Elkton and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings Harold, Charles, Ruth Morgan and Don.

Biography

Milton P. Young, 85, of Elkton, died Monday, April 23, 2018. Milton was born July 27, 1932 at home in Oliver Twp to the late Edward and Nora (Lomp) Young. He graduated from Elkton High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He married Marjorie Peavey Gottschalk on March 11, 1974 in Bad Axe; she preceded him in death April 16, 2005. Milton was a retired farmer who enjoyed growing and selling pumpkins and fishing. He was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, Elkton VFW and Elkton Historical Society.


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John Diehl

John Diehl

Name: John H Diehl

Age: 78

Hometown: Utica, MI

Funeral Date: April 25, 2018

Date of Birth: Not Available

Date of Passing: April 19, 2018

Funeral Home: Wm. Sulivan and Son Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be held on Tuesday (April 24th) at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Road (3 Blks E. of Van Dyke, Utica from 2pm-8pm with a rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, he will lie in state at 11:00 am until the time of his Mass at 11:30 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery - Parisville, MI. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or The Capuchins. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

Family of the Deceased

Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Fisher) for 56yrs. Loving father of Scott (Paula) Diehl. Proud grandfather of Zac. Dear brother of Suzanne Gomoluch, George (Diane) Diehl, Richard (Carol) Diehl, James (Darlene) Diehl and Kathleen (Charles) Meissner. Godfather of Beth Anne Gomoluch and Jason Diehl. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. John retired in 1996 after 31years of service at Mascotech Forming Technologies. He loved golfing and bowling.

Biography

John H. Diehl, age 78, passed away on April 19, 2018. Son of the late John and Frances.


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Audrey Krenz

Audrey Krenz

Name: Audrey Kay Krenz

Age: 73

Hometown: Bay Port, MI.

Funeral Date: April 24, 2018

Date of Birth: June 10, 1944

Date of Passing: April 21, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Tuesday, April 24th at the Bay Port Community of Christ Church with Elder Ervin Haley officiating. Burial will be in New Bay Port Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00am Tuesday and continue until the time of service. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughters Vickie (Terry) Dufty of Bay Port and Tina Krenz of Elkton; grandchildren Todd, Haylie, Justin, Kailin and Jordan; great-granddaughters Raelynn and Ava; and siblings Ruth, Lillian, Joyce and Carl. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Maxine, Emma, Elmer, Daisy, Thelma and James.

Biography

Audrey was born June 10, 1944 in Saginaw to the late Raymond and Nettie (Willobey) Case. She married William R. Krenz July 14, 1962 in Saginaw; he preceded her in death March 26, 1996. She enjoyed shooting pool on the Bay Port Inn league. She loved animals and shopping.


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Jane Pawlowski

Jane Pawlowski

Name: Jane Irene Pawlowski

Age: 74

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: April 25, 2018

Date of Birth: January 19, 1944

Date of Passing: April 21, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral mass will be 11:00am Wednesday, April 25th at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church/OLPH in Pigeon with Fr. Robert Pare presiding. Urn interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton and one hour prior to mass on Wednesday in church. There will be a rosary at 7:00pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter Stephanie (Al) Kuhn of Pigeon; grandchildren Collin and Peyton; brothers Tino and Mance (Connie) Benitez, both of Cass City; brothers-in-law Tim, Mike and Greg of Arizona; sisters-in-law Madeline Ulfig of Arizona and Julie Chritien of Canada; and best friend Sandy Tyler of Elkton. She was preceded in death by her sister Maggie Ferris.

Biography

Jane was born January 19, 1944 in Oliver Twp to the late Tino and Anita (Torres) Benitez. She graduated from Laker High School in 1962. She married Burton William Pawlowski Jr. on September 13, 1969 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Pigeon; he preceded her in death August 13, 2011. She worked as a beautician and caregiver for many local seniors. She volunteered at Elkton Elementary School, helping students who needed more attention. She enjoyed puzzles, games, BINGO, Sudoku, outdoors, garage sales and casinos.


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Michael Gembarski

Michael Gembarski

Name: Michael D. Gembarski

Age: 68

Hometown: Kinde

Funeral Date: April 24, 2018

Date of Birth: February 03, 1950

Date of Passing: April 18, 2018

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Gage Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Michael will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde with Fr. Robert Pare officiating. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde and also on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to the Thumb Animal Shelter (2260 S. Elkton Rd., Elkton, MI 48731) or to the Kinde Food Pantry (P.O. Box 8, Kinde, MI 48445). Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Michael is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Gembarski of Kinde; his children: Melissa Horn of Caseville, Chad Gembarski of Kinde and Tonya McIlhargie and her husband, Dan, of Kinde; his grandchildren: Chelsea Kirkpatrick and her husband, Sean, Mikayla Horn and her special friend, Justin, Zachary Horn, Dylan, Hunter and Grace Gembarski and Bayley and Payton McIlhargie. He is also survived by his brothers: Julius Gembarski and his special friend, Betty, of Warren, Ed Gembarski and his wife, Dianne, of Chicago, Illinois and Mark Gembarski and his wife, Linda, of Port Austin; his sisters-in-law: Marie (Arthur) Osantoski, Helen Davis, Marcie (Grover) Whitenack, Josie (Richard) Szymanski, Cathy (Gordon) Miller, Linda (Walter) Reimann, Sharon Gisel, Tara, Darlene, and Mary; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph (Donna) Gembarski, Bob Gembarski, Nickolas Gembarski, James Gembarski and infant brother, Paul Gembarski; his brothers-in-law, Dale Davis and Dave Gisel.

Biography

He was born on February 3, 1950 in Bad Axe to the late Joseph and Bernice (Horetski) Gembarski. Michael graduated from Port Austin High School in 1968. On August 23, 1969, he married Virginia Leavine at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. He was a past member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin and also a past Lions Club member. Mike loved animals of all shapes and sizes. He took great pride in raising his tropical fish, and loved his dog, Tucker. He enjoyed gardening, and just being outdoors in general. He was a very giving, loving person. During his life, he donated over 50 gallons of blood and was an organ donor at the very end. He would give up his shirt off his back without any hesitation. Mike loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.


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Jacob Respondek

Jacob Respondek

Name: Jacob Respondek

Age: 43

Hometown: St Petersburg FL, formerly of Bad Axe

Funeral Date: April 22, 2018

Date of Birth: February 03, 1975

Date of Passing: April 16, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Sunday April 22, 2018 at 4 pm at Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Sunday from 1 pm until the service time at 4 pm. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Jacob is survived by his parents, Larry and Connie Respondek of Bad Axe. Maternal Grandfather – Clifford Willett of Bad Axe. Son – Tyde Respondek of St. Petersburg, FL. Brother – Ryan (JoLynn) Respondek of Bad Axe. Niece – Meredith Respondek of Bad Axe. Nephew – Ryan Respondek of Bad Axe.

Biography

Jacob Respondek, age 43, of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. Jacob was born on February 3, 1975 in Bad Axe, son of Lawrence and Constance (Willett) Respondek. Jacob very much enjoyed being outdoors. He was an avid surfer. He was a member of a Surf Rider environmental watchdog group. He enjoyed camping, hiking, biking, beach clean-ups, anything out of doors. He loved being a father to his son Tyde, spending time with him and teaching all of the things Tyde also loved doing with his dad.


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Harold Nichols II

Harold Nichols II

Name: Harold Nichols II

Age: 48

Hometown: Bad

Funeral Date: May 19, 2018

Date of Birth: July 08, 1969

Date of Passing: April 12, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Rocky’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1 pm at Wilcox Park in Bad Axe. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by one step-son, Jeremy (Sarah) Jordan of Bad Axe, two step-daughters, Amanda (Ron) Gusa and Marcia Jordan, both of Bad Axe; grandchildren Madison Jordan, Abigail and Aiden Gusa and Mackenzie, Mason and Miley Jordan; one brother, James Nichols of Kalkasa,; two sisters, Jennifer Rose (Gary Clem) of Kalkaska and Judy Khan of Pontiac as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Grant Nichols and his step-son, Bob Jordan, Jr.

Biography

Harold “Rocky” Nichols II, age 48, of Bad Axe, passed away on Thursday April 12, 2018 at his home. Rocky was born in Detroit on July 8, 1969, son of Harold Roger Nichols and the late June Marlene Rose. He married Karen (Prill ) Jordan on September 21, 2007. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2013. Rocky was a computer technician most of his life and had a passion for fixing computers. He also enjoyed Tigers baseball and spending time with his family and grandkids.


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Alice Hart

Alice Hart

Name: Alice Marie (Farver) Hart

Age: 89

Hometown: Okemos,MI formerly of Caseville

Funeral Date: April 26, 2018

Date of Birth: January 16, 1929

Date of Passing: April 19, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services are Noon Thursday, April 26th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton with Rev. Karen Bouverette officiating. Burial will be in the Caseville Twp. Cemetery. Visitation will begin 11:00 a.m Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society of Hospice House of Mid-Michigan-Sparrow Health System. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Alice is survived by: two sons, Wallace (Marion) Hart of Williamston, MI and Kevin Hart of Battle Creek, MI; a daughter, Ginny (Tom) Kowalski of Scotts, MI; six grandchildren: Alex (Holly) Kowalski of Sherwood, WI, Brian Kowalski of Bowling Green, OH, Curt Kowalski of Chicago, IL, Erin (Chris) Emmons of Orlando, FL, Kelsi (Jason) Sawdy of Potterville, MI and Sean Hart of Sterling Heights, MI; five great-grandchildren: Annika and Isaac Kowalski, Taylor, Kennedy and Madysen Sawdy; sister-in-law Betty Farver of Caseville and special friends: Rob and Natalia Conte of Okemos, MI. Alice was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard, Wallace, William and Lyle Farver.

Biography

Alice Marie (Farver) Hart, 89, of Okemos, formerly of Caseville, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Lansing. Alice was born on January 16, 1929 in Lapeer, daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (Hazard) Farver. On January 21, 1950 Alice was united in marriage to Wallace A. Hart in Bad Axe. Wallace preceded her in death on March 24, 1990. Alice moved to Caseville at the age of one. She went to school in Caseville and graduated from Pigeon High School in 1946. After graduation, Alice went to work at the bank in Caseville. Alice and Wallace owned the Bay Theatre and Bay Window Restaurant until the businesses were sold in 1975. After 30 years in banking, Alice retired in 1992 and moved to Okemos to be near her family. Alice was a member of the Caseville United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Caseville Eagles Auxiliary and was a previous member of the Caseville Kiwanis club. She enjoyed golf, reading, University of Michigan sports and spending time with her family and grandchildren.


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Henry Gucwa

Henry Gucwa

Name: Henry Gucwa

Age: 76

Hometown: Sachse, TX formerly of Ubly

Funeral Date: April 21, 2018

Date of Birth: February 06, 1942

Date of Passing: March 23, 2018

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The memorial Mass for Henry will be 11:00 am Saturday, April 21 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish, Ubly. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with Henry’s family will be on Saturday from 10:00 am until the Mass at 11:00. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Henry’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Henry is survived by his sister, Barbara McNish and her husband, William of Ubly; his nephew, Jody P. Gucwa of Fowlerville; his niece Ann Marie Grissom and her husband, Steven of Westland. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Peter J. Gucwa; one sister, Joan H. Morrison.

Biography

Mr. Henry Gucwa, 76 of Sachse, TX and formerly of Ubly, passed away March 23, 2018 in Sachse. He was born on February 6, 1942 in Indiana to the late Joseph J. and Stella (Stasiak) Gucwa. He never married. Henry attended the Sweeney Country School. He graduated from St. John Elementary School and was a 1959 graduate of Ubly High School. He served in the US Navy for four years. Henry attended ITT Technology School n Detroit. He moved to Houston, TX to work for Texas Instrument. He then moved to the Dallas area, specifically, Sachse and started his own business as a salesman in the automotive parts industry. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Henry loved to tinker in his workshop, aka his “Disneyland”.


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Betty Chambers

Betty Chambers

Name: Betty M. Chambers

Age: 90

Hometown: Filion

Funeral Date: April 23, 2018

Date of Birth: March 11, 1928

Date of Passing: April 18, 2018

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Betty will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde with Chaplin Joe Atchinson officiating. Burial will take place at Colfax Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde. There will also be visitation on Monday, April 23, 2018 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to Kinde Presbyterian Church, McLaren Bay Hospice or Eden Fields Assisted Living. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Betty is survived by her daughter, Carol Kilgus and her husband, Gary of Alger; her grandchildren: Reid (Mary Ellen) Kilgus of Pinconning, Troy Kilgus (Ben Schippers) of Midland and Quinn (Maegan) Kilgus of Kalamazoo; two great grandchildren: Hayden and Paisley Kilgus; special cousin, Sharon Ahearn; her brother, Harold (Judy) Dondineau; half-sisters: Flora and Cynthia; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Clem) Przymetski; her brothers, Herb (Eva) Hubbard and Art Dondineau; her sister-in-law, Virginia (Frank) Tetreau; her parents William and Caroline McPhee Dondineau and her in-laws, Roy A. and Amanda Chambers.

Biography

Betty M. Chambers, 90, of Filion, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018, at Eden Fields Assisted Living in Standish, Michigan under hospice care. Betty was born in Bad Axe on March 11, 1928. Her parents were the late William and Carrie (McPhee) Dondineau. On June 9, 1951, she married Roy Chambers Jr. at the Kinde Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2010. Betty was a member of the Kinde Presbyterian Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and a 4-H Leader, teaching children how to sew, bake and garden. Betty enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending all their sporting events.


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Mark Kubacki

Mark Kubacki

Name: Mark J. Kubacki

Age: 56

Hometown: Ubly

Funeral Date: April 21, 2018

Date of Birth: March 19, 1962

Date of Passing: April 15, 2018

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am, Saturday, April 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish in Parisville. Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor will officiate. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Friday from 1:30- 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am at St. Mary Church. There will be a St. Isidore Men’s Club rosary Friday evening at 7:00 pm. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Mark’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Mark is survived by his wife, Colleen Kubacki of Ubly; three daughters, Kylee Kubacki of Ubly, Chelsey (Derek) Robson of Lake Orion, Hailey Kubacki of Ubly; two sisters, Joyce (Michael) Messing of Ubly, Annette (Harvey) Klee of Ruth; one brother, Michael (Ann) Kubacki of Ubly; mother-in-law, Marion Schefka; five brothers-in-law, Kurt (Linda) Schefka, Randy Schefka and his special friend, Jackie Thornton-Reda, Bruce (Val) Schefka, Rick (Tammy) Schefka, Chad (Kelli) Schefka; many nieces and nephews, , Greg Messing, Paul (Theresa) Messing, Chris (Tracy) Messing, Nick (Kari) Messing, Brad (Jenn) Klee, Marsha (Don) McDonald, Dan (Jolene) Klee, Jill (T.J.) Uhrich, Katie (Matt) Maurer, Jared Kubacki, Becky (Jeff) Martus, Danielle (Craig) Buschmann, Justin Schefka, Taylor Schefka, Samantha Schefka, Abby Schefka, Jenna Schefka, Sydney Schefka, Brody Schefka, Ben Schefka, Nick Schefka. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, LaVerne “Verne” Schefka, one brother-in-law, Keith Schefka.

Biography

Mr. Mark J. Kubacki, 56 of Ubly, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak after a courageous battle with cancer. Mark was born on March 19, 1962 in Bad Axe to the late Clemens and Evelyn (Zurek) Kubacki. He married Colleen Schefka on August 27, 1983. Mark was a 1980 graduate of Ubly High School. He attended Delta College and received his Associate Degree in Residential Construction Technology. He worked at Chinoski construction for a few years starting in 1982. In March of 1984, Mark began working and was currently employed at Tower International Automotive (formerly Active) where he was a Union steward for several years. Mark was the owner and operator of M.J. Construction, a business he started in 1986. Mark had many joys in his life. He loved residential building. He enjoyed attending his daughter’s sporting events and even donned a Tiger costume for a state finals game. He liked refereeing football games, golfing, playing cards and tipping a few back with his friends around the bon fire. Mark enjoyed cruising and always made sure to always get away with Colleen as they traveled from Florida and all over the US. He loved a slaw dog from Disney. Mark cherished time spent with his loving family and friends.


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Florence Byarski

Florence Byarski

Name: Florence Della Byarski

Age: 83

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: April 20, 2018

Date of Birth: October 22, 1934

Date of Passing: April 13, 2018

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial for Florence will be Friday April 20th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Bad Axe, with Fr. Robert Rowe officiating. Visitation will be Thursday April 19th from 2-8 at MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe Michigan. Cremation will follow at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. Memorials may be made to Relay to Life Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children Colleen Pionk (Donald), Robert Byarski, Sylvester Byarski (Julie), Paul Byarski (Brenda), Sally Byarski, Barbara Byarski, Leonard Byarski, Lisa Byarski; her brothers Thomas Wolschlager, Allison (Donna) Wolschlager, Harold Wolschlager, Tony (Adele) Rottenbucher, Albert (Josephine) Wolschlager, her sister Margaret Bouverette, and sister in law Jean Wolschlager; 11 granchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters in law, Leonard Wolschlager, James (Irene) Wolschlager, Michael (Lorraine)Wolschlager , Carl Wolschlager, Edna Rottenbucher, Charlene Wolschlager and Ruth Wolschlager.

Biography

Florence Della Byarski 83, of Elkton passed away on Friday April 13th, in Port Charlotte Florida. Florence was born on October 22nd, 1934 to the late Michael and Irene Wolschlager. Florence retired from Huron Memorial Hospital after nearly 30 years of service in the housekeeping department.


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Allan McDonald

Allan McDonald

Name: Allan D. McDonald

Age: 96

Hometown: Bad Axe, formerly of Port Hope

Funeral Date: April 21, 2018

Date of Birth: October 11, 1921

Date of Passing: December 17, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Allan’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with Rev. William O’Nan officiating. A gathering will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Cremation burial will take place at a later date at Colfax Township Cemetery. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Allan is survived by his daughter, Katherine Campbell of Charlevoix; a son, Ronald (Mary) McDonald of Port Hope; son –in-law, Dale Martin of Spring Lake; ten grandchildren: John (Michele) McDonald of Grand Haven, Lisa (William) MacAlpine of Bad Axe, Wendy (Bill) Shriver of Manistee, Kara DeFrancesco of St, Joseph, Sara (Hans) Von Bernthal of West Bloomfield, Jessica (Doug) Cleland of Metamora, Christy McGuckin of Waterford, Scott (Maureen) Gaffke of Aurora, Ill., Bradley (Leah) Gaffke of Highland and Robert McDonald from Tennessee; 26 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert McDonald in 1972.

Biography

Allan D. McDonald, 96, of Bad Axe and formerly of Port Hope, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Allan was born in Lincoln Township on October 11, 1921 to the late Elmer and Ella (Goteze) McDonald. He graduated from Kinde High School in 1939. On December 29, 1940, he married the love of his life, Ellen Case, at her home in Kinde. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2011. Allan and Ellen raised their family on the family farm in Bloomfield Township for sixteen years before moving to Bad Axe. He was a member of the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church. Allan worked as a machinist at the Carmet Company for twenty-five years. He was an avid stamp and coin collector. Allan and Ellen wintered in Florida for twenty-one years in New Port Richey and Duneden, where the met and made many friends.


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Charles Ricker

Charles Ricker

Name: Charles Frederick Ricker

Age: 83

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: June 14, 2018

Date of Birth: June 14, 1934

Date of Passing: January 16, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be at noon Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Champagne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Karen Bouverette officiating.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his son Matthew (Laura) of Tooele, Utah; grandchildren Zoë, Emma, Noah and Lincoln; great-granddaughter Alana; sisters Ann (Gerald) Burzyck of Florida and Norma (Robert) Tait of Pinnebog; brothers Joseph (Gail) of Florida and William (Nanette) of Marlette.

Biography

Charles Frederick Ricker, 83, of Elkton, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home. Charles was born June 14, 1934 in Cass City to the late Charles Norman and Florence (Braun) Ricker. He graduated from Owendale High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army and was retired from the Huron County Road Commission. Charles loved his family, his dog and spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and traveling.


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