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Janice Chippi

Janice Chippi

Name: Janice Muriel Chippi

Age: 80

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: November 16, 2017

Date of Birth: January 30, 1937

Date of Passing: November 13, 2017

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Private funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Kranz Funeral Home Cass City with Debra L. Kranz, Funeral Service Celebrant, officiating. Burial will take place in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice or Cass City United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

Family of the Deceased

Janice is survived by her husband, Duane; daughter, Debra (Jerry) Leitch of Bad Axe; son, William “Bill” (Patsy) Chippi of Cass City; grandchildren: Aimee, Eric, Nicolas, Sandy, Carla, Becky, John; great grandchildren: Dillon, Scott, Wyatt, Grady, Peyton, Josie, Jack, Charles, Caroline, Vivian, Aiden and Bryce. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Biography

Janice Muriel Chippi, 80, of Cass City, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at home following a brief battle with cancer. She was born January 30, 1937 at home in Sanilac County the only child born to Frank Arnold and Geraldine (Sweet) Laming. She married Duane William Chippi February 6, 1954 in Cass City. Janice worked for General Cable for six years. Together with Duane, they owned and operated Cass City Oil and Gas and Mr. Chips Service Stations where Janice worked as bookkeeper for many years. Janice owned and enjoyed many horses over the years. She was fond of reading books, especially mysteries. Janice was always eager to go on cruises and to play cards. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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John VanDam

John VanDam

Name: John A. VanDam

Age: 83

Hometown: Russellville AL, formerly of Port Hope

Funeral Date: November 17, 2017

Date of Birth: January 27, 1934

Date of Passing: November 14, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for John will be on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday beginning at 10 am until time of services at 1pm at the funeral home. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his sister Valerie Meek of Russellville, AL, his brother Rick (Ginger) VanDam of Tuscumbia, AL, 2 nieces and 3 nephews.

Biography

John A. VanDam, age 83 of Russellville, Alabama, formerly of Port Hope, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his sister’s home in Russellville. He was born on January 27, 1934 in Detroit to the late Arnold and Grace (Thom) VanDam. John loved to read.


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Keith Sturm

Keith Sturm

Name: Keith R. Sturm

Age: 85

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: November 17, 2017

Date of Birth: October 22, 1932

Date of Passing: November 14, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be at 11:00am Friday, November 17th at Pigeon First United Methodist Church with Rev. Cindy Gibbs officiating. Friends may gather at church beginning an hour before the service. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Pigeon Rotary Club or the Pigeon First United Methodist Church. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his wife of 57 years Joanne; children Nancy (Todd) Arndt of Kalamazoo, Janet Sturm of Mt. Pleasant and David (Jill) Sturm of Fenton; grandchildren Andrew, Austin, Olivia, Gabriella, Francesca, Vien, Henri and Ellyse; siblings Wayne Sturm of Pigeon, Lorraine (Jack) Perry of Pigeon and Dale (Judy) Sturm of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his sister Delores Sturm.

Biography

Keith R. Sturm, 85, of Pigeon, died peacefully Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at home with his family beside him. Keith was born in Bad Axe on October 22, 1932, son of the late H. Alfred and P. Alice Decker of Pigeon. In 1951 he graduated from Pigeon High School and then completed a short course at Michigan State College. He married Joanne Dowling on July 15, 1961 in Unionville. Keith retired as a dairy and crop farmer, working in partnership with his brother Wayne. He was active in his community in many capacities. He served as president of the Huron County Farm Bureau and was on the board of the Farm Credit Services. He was a member of the Pigeon Rotary Club and served as president. He was chairman of the McKinley Township Zoning Board and a volunteer for the Huron County Triad. He was a faithful member of the Pigeon First United Methodist Church.


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Travis Baur

Travis Baur

Name: Travis Paul Baur

Age: 27

Hometown: Bay Port, MI.

Funeral Date: November 16, 2017

Date of Birth: April 06, 1990

Date of Passing: November 10, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm Thursday, November 16th at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon with Rev. Tim Loehrke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 Wednesday and 10-1 Thursday at Cross Lutheran Church. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Lakers FFA for a scholarship in his memory. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his wife Emily; parents Duane and Shelley of Bay Port; sister Keeley of Grand Rapids; grandparents Bruce and Marilyn Baur of Bay Port and James and Margaret Ritter of Bad Axe; parents-in-law Lloyd and Laura Schinnerer of Cass City; brother-in-law Andrew Schinnerer of Kansas; aunt and uncles: Scott and Shelly Walker of Georgia, Daniel and Rhonda Heitzman of Grand Rapids, Steven and Susan Henson of Canton, Daniel and Mary Ritter of Elkton and Casimer Sikoski of Pigeon; many cousins and his dog Molly.

Biography

Travis Paul Baur, 27, of Bay Port, died Friday, November 10, 2017 of injuries received in an automobile accident near Elkton. He was born April 6, 1990 in Bay City to Duane and Shelley (Ritter) Baur. He graduated from Lakers High School in 2008 and then received an engineering degree from Michigan Tech. He married Emily Schinnerer on August 12, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. Travis worked as an engineer at Walbro in Cass City. He enjoyed hunting, playing piano and guitar, boating and snowmobiles.


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Ilene Bannick

Ilene Bannick

Name: Ilene Bannick

Age: 89

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: November 13, 2017

Date of Birth: October 05, 1928

Date of Passing: November 09, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, November 13th at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Lueke officiating. Burial will be at Colfax Cemetery. Visitation for Ilene will be Sunday, November 12th at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel of Bad Axe from 5-8 PM, and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Family of the Deceased

Ilene is survived by her children twins Darrell Bannick and Diane (Richard) Guigar of Bad Axe, Sharon Edwards of Midland and twins Wayne (Elaine) Bannick of Bad Axe and Elaine (Alger) Rice of Filion, and a special nephew Randy Becking. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jimmy Edwards, Dawn Edwards and Scott Cary, Michele and Kreig Burton, Mike and Connie Guigar, Clint and Mary Wilkerson, Ed and Shelda Crosby, Al and Amber Rice, Floyd and Lindsay Rice, Jodi Rice, Scott Bannick and girlfriend Heidi Phillips, Jesse and Jame Bannick; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Serena, Tessany, Brandon, Karena, Allison, Ashley, Lincoln, Brooklynn, Addison, Cody, Seth, Gavynn, Caleb, Ava, Caitlynn, Layne, Payton, Avery and Caden; and one great-great grandchild Karson Zane.

Biography

She was born October 5, 1928 to the late Charles and Martha Becking. She married Harold Bannick in 1947. He preceded her in death March 13, 1999. Her brothers Robert and Charles Becking also preceded her in death. Ilene enjoyed spending many hours in her flower garden and cultivating beautiful flowers for all to enjoy.


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Michael Stanton

Michael Stanton

Name: Michael Ray Stanton

Age: 55

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: November 13, 2017

Date of Birth: February 03, 1962

Date of Passing: November 09, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Michael will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with Pastor Philip Tousley officiating. Burial will take place at Verona Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home and on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to Huron Behavioral Health. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Michael is survived by his brother, Dennis Stanton and his wife, Kyle, of Athens, Michigan; his nieces, Amy Stanton and Amanda (Dave) Snyder; two grand-nephews, Andrew and Zachary Snyder; and his girlfriend, Dee Gusa of Bad Axe and his dogs, Heidi and Gege. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pam Stanton and his brothers, Rick & Phil Stanton.

Biography

Michael Ray Stanton, 55, of Bad Axe, passed away on November 9, 2017. He was born in Bad Axe on February 3, 1962 to the late Carl and Lillian (Edwards) Stanton. Mike graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1980. He worked at the family business, Thumb Glass for over thirty years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting deer and pheasants, fishing, and raising chickens. He was a true outdoorsman. Michael donated a lot of his time and service to different non-profit organizations like Toys for Tots and at the Huron County Fairgrounds.


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Clarann Holdwick

Clarann Holdwick

Name: Clarann Holdwick

Age: 77

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: November 12, 2017

Date of Birth: August 11, 1940

Date of Passing: November 09, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services will be Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of the Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth, Michigan with Father Christopher Coman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home in Harbor Beach, Michigan. A Parish Vigil Service will be Sunday at 7:00pm. Visitation on Monday will be at Ruth Sts. Peter and Paul Church from 10:00am until the time of services at 11:00am. Memorials may be given to A&D Hospice or Relay for Life.

Family of the Deceased

Clarann is survived by her husband, Roman Holdwick, Harbor Beach, and two sons: Henry Holdwick and his wife Deanna of Harbor Beach, and Michael Holdwick of Harbor Beach; Four grandchildren: Theresa (Aaron) Wolschleger, Matthew (Rebecca) Holdwick, Andrew Holdwick, Stephanie Holdwick and her fiancé Anthony Gusa; seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by: a sister, Joan Maurer,Harbor Beach; a brother, Lloyd Kramer and his wife Sherry of Harbor Beach; stepmother, Roseann Kramer of Harbor Beach; brother–in-law Joe Holdwick and his wife Lorraine of Ruth, Michigan; and sister-in-law Magdeline Stacer of Ruth, Michigan. She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher William Holdwick; brothers-in-law Robert Holdwick and Leo Holdwick; and sisters-in-law Loretta Stacer and Lenora Krups.

Biography

Clarann Holdwick, age 77 of Harbor Beach, Michigan passed away Thursday November 9, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side under hospice care. She was born on August 11, 1940 in Ruth, Michigan, to the late Norbert and Mary Kramer. Clarann enjoyed doing craft projects and going to craft shows. She also liked to crochet, play cards (especially bridge) and belonged to several bridge clubs. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Harbor Beach Garden Club and enjoyed attending the Town Hall programs in Port Huron. Clarann and Roman were united in marriage on November 15, 1958 in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ruth, Michigan where she was a parishioner.


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Jennifer LaPratt

Jennifer LaPratt

Name: Jennifer LaPratt

Age: 43

Hometown: Akron, MI

Funeral Date: November 11, 2017

Date of Birth: July 25, 1974

Date of Passing: November 07, 2017

Funeral Home: Ransford Collon Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Karen Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at the Almer Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Jennifer LaPratt Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Duane LaPratt, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723.

Family of the Deceased

Jen is survived by her husband, Duane; two children that were her life, Nicolas and Ashlyn, both at home; her parents, Wayne and Kathryn Prich of Unionville; brother, Geoffrey of Unionville and his two daughters, Riley and Lillian; maternal grandmother, Ruth Likens and her husband, Dallas, of Caro; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Prich of Gagetown; her father- and mother-in-law, James and Diane LaPratt of Unionville; sister- and brother-in-law, Michelle and Larry Weisenbach and their three children, Amy, Angie, and Chance. Jen was preceded in death by one son, Zackary LaPratt; grandfathers, Vilas McNeill and George Prich, Jr.

Biography

Jennifer LaPratt of Akron, age 43, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at McLaren - Bay Region. Jen was born July 25, 1974 in Lansing to Wayne and Kathryn (McNeill) Prich. She was a 1992 graduate of U.S.A. High School and a 1995 graduate of Ferris State University where she received her degree in nursing. On June 3, 1995, Jen was united in marriage with Duane LaPratt at the Moravian Church in Unionville.


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