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Donovan Pettit

Donovan Pettit

Name: Donovan M. Pettit

Age: 26

Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Funeral Date: July 03, 2015

Date of Birth: Not Available

Date of Passing: June 29, 2015

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be on Friday July 3, 2015 from 3:00 pm until the funeral service at 7:00 pm at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde, Michigan.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his parents, Clarice and Mark Pettit, maternal grandmother Ruth Ellen Jandreski, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Shane and his grandparents, Alfred Jandreski, Harold and Dolly (Pettit) Sosnoski.

Biography

He was born in Rochester Hills, the son of Mark A. and Clarice (Jandreski) Pettit. Donovan was a 2006 graduate of Lake Orion High School. He enjoyed disc golf, bowling and biking.


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Sharon Jensen

Sharon Jensen

Name: Sharon E. Jensen

Age: 63

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: April 19, 1952

Date of Passing: July 01, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Sharon’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Sharon is survived by her children: Shawn Jensen of Bad Axe, Anthony Jensen of Minnesota, Renee Jensen of Bad Axe and Tyrone Booker of Bad Axe; sister Patti Stephenson of Bad Axe, brothers Larry (Connie) Respondek of Bad Axe and Gary (Rose) Respondek of Bad Axe; several nieces and nephews, a very special friend Thorvald Jensen and friend of the family Marilyn Adee.

Biography

Sharon was born on April 19, 1952 in Bad Axe to the late Lawrence and Elizabeth “Betty” (Hunt) Respondek. Sharon had the ability to make anyone smile and was every one’s “momma”. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends, and her two dogs, Charlie and Sweetie.


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Edna Jaskowski

Edna Jaskowski

Name: Edna M. Jaskowski

Age: 91

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: July 03, 2015

Date of Birth: October 29, 1923

Date of Passing: June 29, 2015

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am, Friday, July 3 at St. Mary Catholic Church of St. Isidore Parish in Parisville. Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at church from 9:00 am until the mass at 11:00. There will be a rosary by the St. Mary Rosary Sodality at 10:30 at church. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Edna’s family.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by one grandson, Chris Staroska of Minden City; one granddaughter, Jennifer (Ed) Staroska McCoy of Wheat Ridge, Colo., one brother, Norman Lemanski of Bad Axe; one sister, Elsie Palach of Harbor Beach; one great grandson, Roman Staroska McCoy. Edna was preceded in death by two daughters, infant Sherry Jaskowski and Dollene Staroska Reder; one son, Danny Jaskowski; her siblings, Loretta Miller, Rose Peruski, Marshall Lemanski, Doris Lemanski, Marie Pulcer and Leonard Lemanski.

Biography

Mrs. Edna M. Jaskowski, 91 of Harbor Beach, formerly of Minden City, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Lakeview Extended Care Facility in Harbor Beach. She was born on October 29, 1923 in Harbor Beach to the late Boleslaus “Barney” and Agnes (Zurek) Lemanski. She married Frank Jaskowski on October 18, 1941 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. He preceded her in death on August 3, 1991. Edna was an eighth grade graduate of the Filmore Country School of Sand Beach. She worked as a domestic nanny in Detroit. She farmed with her husband until retiring to her home on Atwater Road. Edna was a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville where she was very involved in the church. She worked as the housekeeper and cook for the priests. She was an honorary member of the Rosary Sodality and worked for many years at the parish festival. Edna was a woman of many talents, including baking, gardening, needlework, and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed putting puzzles together, playing Pokeno and listening to country music, especially Conway Twitty.


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John Meffer

John Meffer

Name: John J. Meffer

Age: 75

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: July 03, 2015

Date of Birth: April 10, 1940

Date of Passing: June 29, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 6 pm. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Friday from 12 pm. until the service time at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the John Meffer memorial fund.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: Wife-Penny Meffer of Bad Axe. 2 sons-James (Angie) Meffer of Manistique. John Meffer of Warren. 2 daughters-Barbara (James) Moase of Taylor, SC. Anita Meffer of Bad Axe. 1 brother-Jerry Meffer of Decker. 1 sister-Deborah (Eugene) Hill of Alger. 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by: 2 sons-Joseph Meffer and Steven Meffer. 1 brother-Sam Maffor. 1 grandson-James W. Moase Jr.

Biography

He was born on April 10, 1940 in Detroit, son of the late John N. and Helen (Avouris) Meffer. He married Penny Bennett on July 9, 1960 in Livonia. John enjoyed gardening and spending time with his loving family. He had a great devotion to God and enjoyed being his servant. John served in the US Air Force.


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John Anderson

John Anderson

Name: John W. Anderson

Age: 67

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: July 06, 2015

Date of Birth: July 27, 1947

Date of Passing: June 27, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon, with Pastor Brian Johnson officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice of charity or Leader Dogs for the Blind. Memories may be shared online at MeyersieckBussemaFuneralHome.com A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Shepherd Funeral Home in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Family of the Deceased

He leaves behind his wife, Marla Jo Anderson, with whom he just celebrated 35 years of marriage; daughters, Ashley Jo Anderson and Alexandra Marie Anderson; brother Charles “Chuck” Anderson and his wife Sue; sister Karen Elsesser and her husband Jim; and many nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister-in-law, and a niece.

Biography

John W. Anderson, 67, passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2015 in Canada while on a hunting trip. Born in Pigeon on July 27, 1947, he was the son of J. Wayne and Lois L. (Henne) Anderson and graduated from Laker High School and Michigan State University. John held a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. John was proud to serve in the Army for 28 years and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He taught school and was also a Principal with the Owosso School system. He then worked for Case IH for many years in Racine, Wisconsin, then returned to Michigan where he was a Manufacturers Representative as well as shareholder for Huron Castings. John loved his family and hunting. He especially enjoyed helping his brother Chuck taking the crops off in the fall.


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Hannah Yackle

Hannah Yackle

Name: Hannah Jane Yackle

Age: 93

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: July 03, 2015

Date of Birth: November 26, 1921

Date of Passing: June 29, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Elkton United Methodist Church (due to ongoing renovations at the Elkton Missionary Church), with Pastor Reggie Courliss officiating. Burial will be in Grandlawn Cemetery, Pigeon. Memorials may be made to Elkton Missionary Church (www.elktonmc.com) or Crossroads Compassion Project (www.crossroadscompassion.org). Memories may be shared online at MeyersieckBussemaFuneralHome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Thursday, July 2, 2 – 8 p.m. AND AT ELKTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ELKTON: Friday, July 3 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by two children, Patricia Kraay and her husband Robert of Hickory, North Carolina and Douglas Yackle and his wife Dianne of Pigeon. She is also survived by her son-in-law Anthony Heckemeyer of Northville; seven grandchildren: Katrina (Timothy) Smith, Amity (Nathan) Binkert, Sarah (Leonard) Bixby, Maria (Timothy) Gruppen, Nathaniel (Cassandra) Kraay, Gregory (Rebecca) Yackle and Karianne Yackle; 13 great-grandchildren: Jackson, Hughston, Hannah, Alex, Bennett, Liliana, Halle, George, Phillip, William, Kathryn, Jonah, and Lily; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Orville, she was preceded in death by her daughter Phyllis Heckemeyer and her brother William Rogers.

Biography

Hannah Jane Yackle, 93 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Country Gardens in Pigeon. Hannah Jane Rogers was born in Elkton on November 26, 1921, and was the daughter of Moses and Edith (Bedford) Rogers. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1940 and attended Central Michigan University from 1940-1944. On August 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Orville Oswald Yackle at the Elkton Evangelical United Brethren Church. They celebrated 55 years of marriage in 2001 before her husband passed away. After graduating from Central Michigan University she was employed as a teacher at Elkton Elementary. Later she taught at Pigeon Elementary and was also principal for two years. During the summers you would find her teaching summer school. She retired after 32 years in education. Teaching was her passion. Hannah Jane and her husband Orville enjoyed traveling together as far away as Hawaii, Alaska, Morocco and Europe. She kept the family connected by frequent family gatherings at various travel destinations such as Disney World and Alaska. She and her husband wintered at Sun-N-Fun R.V. Resort in Sarasota, Florida for 18 years. She was a faithful member of the Elkton Missionary Church. In her earlier years Hannah Jane enjoyed The Stitchers, a ladies sewing group for missions, and she often played hymns on the piano for congregational singing.


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Marilyn DeShano

Marilyn DeShano

Name: Marilyn M. DeShano

Age: 69

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: July 03, 2015

Date of Birth: September 08, 1945

Date of Passing: June 30, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Friday, July 3rd at the Caseville United Methodist Church with Rev. Linda Fuller officiating. Interment will be in Caseville Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-7pm Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville. She will lie in-state one hour prior to the service in church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SafePlace, Caseville United Methodist Church or Fishing for Colton. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her son Nicholas (Renee) of Harbor Beach; grandson Ari Nicholas; sister Phyllis Hunt of Dearborn Heights; and the father of her son Bruce DeShano of Caseville.

Biography

Marilyn M. DeShano, 69, of Caseville died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Lakeview Extended Care in Harbor Beach. Marilyn was born September 8, 1945 in Tallahassee, Florida to the late Walter and Margaret (Weinhold) Hunt. She grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Edsel Ford High School in 1964. She lived in Port Austin from 1977 until moving to Caseville in 1998. She was an active member of the community, her memberships included the Caseville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women (officer), Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary, Safe Place Auxiliary, Caseville Eagles Auxiliary, Port Austin Reef Light Association, and the Anne Frisby Fitzhugh/Saginaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (officer). When not volunteering her time, she loved to travel and spend time with her family.


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William Smith

William Smith

Name: William James Smith

Age: 62

Hometown: Mishawaka, IN

Funeral Date: July 03, 2015

Date of Birth: October 21, 1952

Date of Passing: June 27, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Visitation for family and friends will be for two hours prior to the 1:00 p.m. Thursday July 2, funeral service at the Northside Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Tim Sheets will preside. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday July 3, 2015 at Caseville Township Cemetery in Caseville. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton are assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to the church or to the Elkhart North Camp of the Gideons International. To send an online condolence, please visit www.wmzfh.com or www.cfcElkton.com

Family of the Deceased

On June 4, 1977 in Mishawaka, Indiana he married Nancy Jean Lyle. She survives along with four siblings, Evelyn Smith of Harbor Beach, MI, David Smith of Colorado, Jeanne Smith of Sebewaing, MI and Joanne (Tim) McNeilly of London, KY. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews and ten great nieces and great nephews.

Biography

William James Smith, Jr., 62, of Mishawaka IN, formerly of Pigeon, passed away Saturday June 27, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 21, 1952 in Pigeon, Michigan to the late William James & Grace Delores (Kreh) Smith. Bill graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka in 1978 with a degree in Elementary Education. He was a member of the Northside Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart and was active in the men’s group at the church. He enjoyed helping and assisting other people with not only his equipment but also with his expertise. Bill worked for Bradberry Excavating for two years and was an elementary school teacher with the PHM School system for twenty-eight years, retiring in 2007.


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Carol Badgley

Carol Badgley

Name: Carol E. Badgley

Age: 66

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Funeral Date: July 01, 2015

Date of Birth: September 17, 1948

Date of Passing: June 27, 2015

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Carol will be Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11 am at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Pastor Chris Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in New River Cemetery. Visitation for Carol will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 4-8pm, and on Wednesday beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter Victoria Badgley of Murfreesboro, TN, and Grandchild Jace. She is also survived by her siblings: Clara Ventline of Bad Axe, Florence Will of Harbor Beach, Donna Klaska of Flushing, Tom Badgley of Caseville, Barb Anderson of Warren, Ron Badgley of Harbor Beach and June Fischer of Port Austin. Carol was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Detgen.

Biography

CAROL E. BADGLEY, age 66 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital of Murfreesboro, TN. She was born on September 17, 1948 in Harbor Beach to the late James and Isabell (McAllister) Badgley. Carol is a retired employee of Walmart after 15 years of service. She enjoyed spending times with friends, reading and being a Grandmother.


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Mari MacLean

Mari MacLean

Name: Mari Irene MacLean

Age: 64

Hometown: Lexington, MI

Funeral Date: July 02, 2015

Date of Birth: April 13, 1951

Date of Passing: June 27, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, at St. Felix Church at Pinnebog, 3515 Limerick Road, Kinde, with Rev. Fr. Robert Paré, pastor officiating. There will be a viewing at 10:00 AM prior to the funeral service. Burial will be held in private at a future date next to her husband in St. Felix Cemetery. Mari's family will receive friends at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, 5495 Pigeon Road, Elkton, from 2:00 - 9:00 PM, Wednesday, July 1. A vigil will take place 7:00PM Wednesday with Fr. Joseph Schabel officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Humane Society or the American Heart Association. Words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by sisters, Ruth Ann (Edward) Moore, Madalyn O'Connor, Veronica Fisher; brothers, John (Sharon) Fisher, and James (Sally) Fisher; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and their families; her in-laws: Richard (Pam) MacLean, Don (Judy) MacLean, Jean (Vaughn) Cochran, and Jane (Ron) Huepenbecker. She was preceded in death by her husband, David G. MacLean; sister, Rita Grace (Knaus) Sizick; brothers, Douglas Allen Fisher, and Philip Michael Fisher.

Biography

Mari Irene (Fisher) MacLean, age 64, of Lexington, MI, formerly of Pinnebog. It is with great sadness that the family announces her sudden passing at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan, on Saturday, June 27, 2015, due to complications from heart surgery. Mari was born April 13, 1951, in Bad Axe, to the late John and Helen (McIlhargie) Fisher. She attended North Huron High School, Class of 1969, and graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Social Work. Mari retired from a forty-year career working for the State of Michigan as a Social Worker. On July 8, 1972, she married David George MacLean at St Felix Catholic Church, Pinnebog. She and David were active members of the St. William Parish, Walled Lake, Michigan. Mari recently moved from Walled Lake to Lexington. Mari especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She celebrated her Polish / Irish heritages. She had a profound love for the land, which included flower and vegetable gardens, and she was a steward of a 165 acre farm. Her many other interests included her love of animals, traveling, music, golfing, and cooking.


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Merrell Pawlitz

Merrell Pawlitz

Name: Merrell A. Pawlitz

Age: 66

Hometown: Verona, MI

Funeral Date: June 30, 2015

Date of Birth: January 25, 1949

Date of Passing: June 26, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11 am, Tuesday, June 30th at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with Rev. Jerry Sutton officiating. Burial will be at Marquardt Cemetery in Port Hope. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm, Monday, June 29th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and from 10 am until time of service on Tuesday, June 30th. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Merrell is survived by his wife of 38 years, Shirley; daughters Tiffany (Doug) Gucwa of Bad Axe, Tennille (Denny Jr.) Gibson of Bad Axe and Tandi (Steve) Hill of Frankenmuth; grandchildren Brent, Jaried, Alyssia, and Lexie Gucwa, Brooklyn Forster, Blake and Jacob Gibson; brothers Edwin Pawlitz, Norman (Shirley) Pawlitz and Howard Pawlitz. He was preceded in death by a sister Maxine (Peter) Wiita.

Biography

Merrell A. Pawlitz, 66, of Verona Township, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2015. Merrell was born on January 25, 1949 to the late Edward and Dorothy (Schave) Pawlitz in Harbor Beach. On December 4, 1976, he married the love of his life, Shirley Cummings at the Harbor Beach First Baptist Church. Merrell graduated from Port Hope High School. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, he enjoyed sitting outside on his deck, fishing, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and his dog Penny.


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WALLACE SCHAVE

WALLACE SCHAVE

Name: WALLACE J. SCHAVE

Age: 88

Hometown: Westland

Funeral Date: June 29, 2015

Date of Birth: June 27, 1926

Date of Passing: June 25, 2015

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Wallace will be Monday, June 29, 2015 at 1 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope with Rev. Eric Kilmer officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation for Wallace will be in the church on Monday beginning at 11am until time of services at 1pm. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his children: Aaron Schave of Las Vegas, NV, Ray Schave and his wife Gail of Oscoda, Lynne Dickens and her husband Gary of Westland, and Lori Parcha and her husband David of Anchorage, Alaska, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, two sisters: Burnetta MacFarlane of Redford and Laverna Fantore of St. Clair Shores, and brother John Schave of Port Hope. Wallace was preceded in death by a granddaughter Brionna Love.

Biography

WALLACE J. SCHAVE, age 88 of Westland, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Garden City Hospital. He was born on June 27, 1926 in Bloomfield Township to the late John and Alice (Paschke) Schave. He and Virginia Brown were united in marriage on December 6, 1947. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2009. Wallace was a truck driver for Central Transportation, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, baseball games, and going out for dinner.


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Henry Thompson

Henry Thompson

Name: Henry O. Thompson

Age: 89

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: June 27, 2015

Date of Birth: November 21, 1925

Date of Passing: June 18, 2015

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral services for Henry will be1:00 pm Saturday, June 27 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, Pastor Robert Srock will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Howell. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Friday from 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturday form 11:00 am until the service at 1:00 pm. Memorials have been requested to the Family Charitable Fund. 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 wife, Ann Johnson Thompson of Ubly; two sons, Henry and his wife, Debra of Connecticut, Donald of California; one daughter, Alyse Strahm of Saginaw; one daughter-in-law, Carrie Thompson of Connecticut; three grandchildren, Josh (Kristy) Strahm, Matthew (Ashley) Boonstra, Kimberly Thompson; four great grandchildren, Liam Thompson, Jacob and Evelyn Strahm, Lola Boonstra; his special cat, Tuxedo Tom. He was preceded in death by one son John, one daughter, Alynn Hachey, an infant brother and one granddaughter, Patsy Ann Robinette.

Biography

He was born on November 21, 1925 in Detroit to the late Oscar and Karen (Laursen) Thompson. He married Ann Grabruck Johnson on February 12, 1999 in Indiana. Henry was a graduate of Cooley High School. He joined the Merchant Marines as a Seaman 2nd Class after graduating from the US Maritime Service Facility in Sheepshead Bay, New York. He then became a member of the US Coast Guard, serving as a Navy Seal. He sailed the Great Lakes and oceans, traveling to many states and countries including Hawaii, Alaska, Asia, Russia, Europe, Nepal, Greece, Panama, France, Australia, New Zealand and the Mediterranean. Henry was a Detective Sergeant for the Detroit Police Department and retired after 27 years of service. He proudly walked the Mackinaw Bridge more than fifteen times alone and with his wife.


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Marie Krozek

Marie Krozek

Name: Marie Krozek

Age: 94

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: June 27, 2015

Date of Birth: February 27, 1921

Date of Passing: June 22, 2015

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 12:00 noon Saturday, June 27 at Sacred Heart Church of St. Hubert Parish in Bad Axe. Rev. Robert Howe, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in Smith Corners. Visitation will be at Sacred Heart Church in Bad Axe on Saturday from 10:00 am until the Mass at Noon. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Marie’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Marie is survived by her four children, Walter Krozek and his wife Marsha of Detroit, Diane White and her husband, Tyrone of Chicago, Lawrence Krozek of Phoenix, AZ, James Krozek of Howell; 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; one sister, Mathilda Particka of Bad Axe.

Biography

Marie was born on February 27, 1921 at the family home in Ubly to the late Joseph and Mary (Kulish) Buchkowski. She married Walter J. Krozek on October 5, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1977. She attended a country school until the eighth grade. She worked at various jobs in Detroit during WWII. She loved to travel, play cards and bingo, word searches, crossword puzzles, trips to the casinos and planting a garden when she could. Marie was always, always busy.


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Joseph Kutzera

Joseph Kutzera

Name: Joseph P. Kutzera

Age: 73

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: June 26, 2015

Date of Birth: May 03, 1942

Date of Passing: June 22, 2015

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place for Joe at the Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. A memorial service will take place on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Ron Schultz officiating. A gathering of friends will take place on Friday beginning at 1pm until the time of services at 3 pm. Military Honors will be given by the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach. Memorials can be made to the Family Discretionary Fund. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Ruth Kutzera of Harbor Beach, and children: Debora Kutzera and special Friend Dennis Arntz of Harbor Beach, Belinda Zack and her husband Michael of Singapore, Jeffery Kutzera and his wife Nancy of Gladstone, and Todd Kutzera and his wife Jessica of Uniontown, Ohio, 9 grandchildren: Jennifer, Josh, Jason, Jessica, Joseph, Samantha, Morgan, Zachary and Brody, 8 great grandchildren: Mason, Lylah, Arya, Avery, Landen, Isabella, Zoey, and Dawson, 1 brother: John Charles Kutzera and his wife Patricia of St. Joe, Minnesota, and 2 sisters: Patricia Mausolf of Minnesota, and Mary Lou Blommer and her husband Don of Alaska. Joe was preceded in death by a son: Joseph Kutzera, and sisters: Joyce Lommell and Jane Kutzera.

Biography

JOSEPH P. KUTZERA, age 73 of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at his home under hospice care, with his family at his side. He was born on May 3, 1942 in Ortonville, Minnesota, to the late Joseph and Edith (Mohs) Kutzera. Joe and Ruth Emerick were united in marriage on June 22, 1969 in Zion Lutheran Church in Harbor Beach. Joe worked for the United States Coast Guard, serving over 20 years, retiring in 1980. In the following years, he worked for the City of Gladstone. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach, and the Port Hope Retirees. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching sports, was a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, going to the casino, and the highlight of his day was hanging out with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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Robert Maurer

Robert Maurer

Name: Robert P. Maurer

Age: 87

Hometown: Filion

Funeral Date: June 25, 2015

Date of Birth: June 15, 1928

Date of Passing: June 22, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Robert’s pallbearers will be his sons-Dan, Dale, Dwayne, Don and grandsons-Robert, David and Shane. Services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11 am. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial with military honors will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-8 pm. or Thursday from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Wednesday at 7 pm. at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: wife-Selma Maurer of Filion. His children-Susan Norton, Dan Maurer, Dale (Rachel) Maurer, Dwayne (Tracy) Maurer, Donald (Leslie) Maurer. His grandchildren-Davina Maurer and close friend Don Schulz, David Maurer, Robert (Rachel) Maurer, Renee Maurer and close friend Chris Fey, Tiffany Maurer and fiance Brennan Winters, Sarah Maurer, Shane Maurer and Danielle Maurer. His great-grandsons: Mason and Trenton Maurer. Robert was preceded in death by: His sons-David and Darrin, grandson Christopher, sisters and brothers-Ina (Lester) Quinn, Iva Maurer, Vincent (Evelyn) Maurer, Joe (Phyllis) Maurer, Jack (Barbara) Maurer and Fred (Chris) Maurer.

Biography

Robert P. Maurer, age 87, of Filion, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. He was born on June 15, 1928 in Rapson, son of the late John P. and Caroline (Sebastian) Maurer. He married Selma Ulfig on October 7, 1958. They were married 64 years. Bob served in the US Army from 1951-1953. He farmed his family’s farm all of his life. He ran a family-operated livestock trucking business over 20 years. He was employed at United Producers for over 50 years, and very much looked forward to his Tuesdays at the stockyard. When he wasn’t working, he could be found hanging out with the boys at the Kinde Co-op, catching up on the latest news from the area. He enjoyed hunting, riding his four-wheeler, and spending time with his family.


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Jane Babcock

Jane Babcock

Name: Jane Elizabeth Meyer Babcock

Age: 65

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: June 25, 2015

Date of Birth: February 24, 1950

Date of Passing: June 18, 2015

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm, with the memorial service by Lay Minister DeDe Russell of the United Methodist Church at 6:00 pm In the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard Babcock, one son, First Sergeant USMC Timothy (Erica) Babcock of Tampa Florida; two daughters, Kelly Babcock of Kinde and Sarah Babcock of Port Austin; 7 grandchildren, Halie Allen, Makinley Ewald of Kinde, Aleena Johnson of Port Austin, Keegan, Kaiden, Keelee and Kane Babcock of Tampa Florida. Also surviving are two sisters; Jeanne (John) Cummings of Hemlock and Debbie (Bob) VanDeventer of Saginaw; two brothers, Stephen (Renee) Meyer of Saginaw and Harold (Carrie) Meyer Jr. of North Carolina; brothers-in-law, Matt (Mary) Babcock, Gary (Lori) Babcock and Sam (Joann) Babcock, all of Port Austin; sisters-in-law Martha Babcock of Port Austin Evelyn (Steve) Petker of North Carolina and Alma Moreno Babcock of Caro, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jane is also survived by her very special four-legged, longtime companions, Tubby, Lucy and Lindsey. She was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Thomas Babcock and her mother-in-law, Bertha Babcock.

Biography

Jane Elizabeth Meyer Babcock, 65 of Port Austin passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 under the care of Hospice at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe, Michigan, surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born on February 24, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Harold and Kathryn (Welch) Meyer Sr. She and Richard A. Babcock were married in the United Protestant Church in Port Austin on August 8, 1974. Jane was a 1969 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. She worked at the Huron County Medical Care Facility as a Certified Nurse’s Aide for over 17 years, where she enjoyed taking care of her residents. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, golfing, baking, and playing cards with her dear friends Ron and Nancy Pochinco. Jane was full of life. She was kind, caring, compassionate, and loved to laugh and make others laugh with her. She gave up her time freely and always put the needs of others first.


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