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Clarence Koss

Clarence Koss

Name: Clarence F. Koss

Age: 87

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: October 31, 2014

Date of Birth: October 27, 1927

Date of Passing: October 29, 2014

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral mass for Clarence will be Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for Clarence will be Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 1-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Friday will begin at the church from 10 am until time of services at 11am. A Parish Vigil Service will take place Thursday at 7 pm at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Clarence is survived by his wife Grace Koss of Harbor Beach, and children: Sharon Horetski of Harbor Beach, and Brian Koss and his wife Crystal of Lexington. 5 grandchildren: Matt (Sarah) Koss, Joe Koss, Stacy Koss, Mike (Kayla) Horetski and Shawn Horetski, 4 great grandchildren: Katie, Daniel, Nathan, and Gavin, and sister Elizabeth Gebutski of Bay City. Clarence was preceded in death by his daughter Sandy Koss, son-in-law Melvin Horetski, and sisters: Rose, Irene, Bertha, Dorothy, and Grace.

Biography

CLARENCE F. KOSS, age 87 of Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on October 27, 1927 in Harbor Beach to the late Frank and Theresa (Jock) Koss. Clarence and Grace Palach were united in marriage on August 27, 1949 in Parisville. Clarence was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, of the Holy Name of Mary Parish. He was an avid Deer and Duck Hunter, Sportsman, enjoyed wood crafting, and loved to spend time with family and friends, especially the grandchildren.


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Marshall Osentoski

Marshall Osentoski

Name: Marshall Osentoski

Age: 92

Hometown: Ubly

Funeral Date: October 31, 2014

Date of Birth: February 22, 1922

Date of Passing: October 27, 2014

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Good Shepherd Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Argyle, with Rev. Christian Tabares officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Ubly. Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Marlette Center. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City 7 p.m. Vigil Service, Friday, October 31, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City

Family of the Deceased

Marshall is survived by his children: Paul (Marianne) Osentoski of Hilton Head Island, SC, Peter (Sheryl) Osentoski of Murray, NE, John (Lorrie) Osentoski of Livonia, George (Carol) Osentoski of Tucker, GA, Ann (Tom) Conley of Deford; grandchildren: Sarah (Andy Kosand) Osentoski, Joseph, Emma, Marshall, Toni (Josh) Heck, Lisa (John ) Nielson, Kelli (Brandon) Kluba, Kyle, Olivia, Sally, Anthony (David O'Glaza) Osentoski, Marshall Conley, Grace Conley, Sharon Polman, Terri Pippin, Hannah Pippin; great grandchildren: Lauren, Heather, Jesseca, Travis, Liam, Vauhn, Ailea, Ivy, Harper, Hadleigh, and Zach; brother, Arthur (Leona) Osentoski of Chelsea; sisters: Isabelle Kritzman of Deerfield Beach, FL, Marie Stanley of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law, Josie Osentoski of Harbor Beach; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a son, Donald; grandson, Gary Pippin; brothers: Isadore Osentoski, Benjamin Osentoski, Alfred Osentoski; sisters: Christine Swartz, Noella Osentoski, Lottie Langenburg, and Katherine Osentoski.

Biography

Marshall Osentoski, 92, of Ubly, died Monday, October 27, 2014 in Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe. He was born February 22, 1922 at home in Tyre to John and Martha (Kolar) Osentoski. He married Therese Rose Langenburg September 13, 1952 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Argyle. She died November 4, 2004. Marshall worked for Ford Motor Company at the Wixom plant in Quality Control retiring after over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in Brazil, North Africa, Rome and Paris working as an in-flight engineer/mechanic. During his military service time, Marshall was awarded The American Theater Ribbon, The Good Conduct Medal, The EAM Theater Ribbon, and The Victory Medal World War II. In addition, he was in the active reserve during the Korean War. Marshall grew large gardens. He could grow anything. As a young family they grew, canned, composted everything they could. They raised chickens, rabbits, ducks and the occasional pig and cow. They were self sufficient. As a family they gathered after church for a large Sunday dinner and were together each evening at 5 for dinner. Marshall enjoyed big game hunting including trips West for elk, antelope and mule deer and to Canada to hunt moose. The children were brought along on the fishing trips in Canada to endure the cold, the bears and the mosquitoes but most importantly to make memories. Marshall was very well read and kept up to date on current affairs. He enjoyed a good practical joke. He was a VFW member and a Knights of Columbus member. The last few winters found Marshall enjoying the sun in Dunedin, Florida with his sister and family members.


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Joyce Block

Joyce Block

Name: Joyce M. Block

Age: 74

Hometown: Minden City

Funeral Date: November 02, 2014

Date of Birth: September 20, 1940

Date of Passing: October 28, 2014

Funeral Home: Apsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Memorial Mass to honor the life of Joyce M. Block will be Sunday November 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish, Palms. Fr. Todd Arnberg will officiate. Visitation will be from Noon until 3:00 PM at the church. Memorials: United Hospice of Marlette or Minden City Lions Club. Condolences may be sent on line to apseyfuneralhome.net

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband Melvin of Minden City, two sons, Terrance (Melissa) Block of Minden City and Steven (Michelle) Block of Virginia, and one daughter Colette (Dean) McConnachie of Deckerville, seven grandchildren, Teryan and Kaylee Block, John and Mitchell Block, and Kelsey, Kelly, and Karyn McConnachie, two brothers, Jerome (Theresa) Bismack of White Lake and Jay (Dyanna) Bismack of Minden City, one sister, Janice Bismack of Minden City, two sister-in-laws, Cathy Bismack of Waterford and Terri Block of Minden City, brother and sister-in-laws, Dallas Block of Virginia and Ed and Marie Ploe of Grosse Pointe Park, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, James Bismack. Brother and sister-in-laws, Larry Block, Elmer Block, and Joe and Arlene Gazdick.

Biography

Joyce M. Block, age 74, of Minden City, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday October 28, 2014. She was born September 20, 1940 in Minden City, daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Ertman) Bismack. She married Melvin Block on October 15, 1960 and had been happily married for 54 years. Joyce began her 58 year career as a Medical Assistant at the age of 14 for Dr. Albert Lambert at the Minden City Clinic. Over the years, she worked for numerous doctors in Minden City and in Deckerville including Dr. James Reuter, Dr. Levi Guerrero, and the Deckerville Hospital retiring in 2012. Her and Melvin lived on the family farm and also owned and operated M&J Carriers for 44 years. She enjoyed bowling for Stomack Angels for many years, spending time with family and friends which usually included playing euchre or poker, she also enjoyed going to the casino and antique collecting with her husband.


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Clarence Schember

Clarence Schember

Name: Clarence Henry Schember

Age: 96

Hometown: Cass City

Funeral Date: November 01, 2014

Date of Birth: November 21, 1917

Date of Passing: October 27, 2014

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home Cass City with Dr. Phil Burkett, Cass City Missionary Church officiating. Interment will be in Novesta Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mr. Schember are his grandsons. Memorials may be made to Revive Ministries. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City

Family of the Deceased

He was born November 21, 1917 at home in Bay Port, the second of eleven children of Alfred and Lydia (Staehli) Schember. He married Kate Molosky September 7, 1975 in Imlay City. She died July 16, 2012. Clarence is survived by his children: Lyle Schember of Grand Rapids, Paul (Kaylene) Schember of Nicholasville, KY; daughter-in-law, Marcia Schember of Cass City; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandsons; step-sons: Mike Molosky of Lapeer, Harry (Lelah) Molosky of Lapeer; step-daughter, Carolyn Rice of Lapeer; 9 step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren; brothers: Earl (Doris) Schember of Gagetown, Jerry (Jane) Schember of Goodells, Ed Schember of Elkton, Wayne Schember of Pigeon; sister, Elene McCrachen of Bad Axe; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by sons: Rinerd Schember, David Schember; granddaughter, Renee DeGrandchamp; great grandson, Jason Smith; four brothers; one sister.

Biography

Clarence worked as a dairy and crop farmer for 15 years before taking a job at the Lapeer State Home in Lapeer as an attendant. He worked there for over 20 years until his retirement. Clarence enjoyed being outside working in his garden. He was a sports fanatic watching all kinds of sports on television. Clarence particularly like all the Detroit Teams, the Tigers, the Pistons, and the Lions.


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Laura Diab Agha

Laura Diab Agha

Name: Laura (Ritter) Diab Agha

Age: 46

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: November 01, 2014

Date of Birth: March 04, 1968

Date of Passing: October 27, 2014

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11 am. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-St. Hubert Parish in Bad Axe. Officiating will be Fr. Rob Howe, pastor. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Friday from 2-8 pm. Or Saturday at the church from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the Make-a-Wish Foundation or to the family.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: parents-Larry and Marie Ritter of Bad Axe. 1 sister-Barbara Ritter of Bad Axe. 2 brothers-Duane (Tina) Ritter of Oak Park. Karl (Renee) Ritter of Clinton Township. 3 nieces-Trista (Joshua) Smith of Bad Axe. Nevaeh Ritter of Bad Axe. Paige Clement 3 nephews-Brady Ritter of Clinton Township. Kyle and Dylan Clement 2 great niece-Anikah Ritter of Bad Axe. Kalli Clement Godmother-Doreen Rutkowski of Ubly. Predeceased by: her beloved son-Arthur William Thorp II.

Biography

Laura (Ritter) Diab Agha, age 46, of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Bay McLaren Regional Hospital in Bay City. She was born on March 4, 1968 in Pigeon, daughter of Larry and Marie (Wasielewski) Ritter. Laura enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and had a fondness for skunks.


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Tina Smith

Tina Smith

Name: Tina M. Smith

Age: 49

Hometown: Owendale, MI

Funeral Date: October 30, 2014

Date of Birth: September 28, 1965

Date of Passing: October 26, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, October 30, at St Columbkille Catholic Church, Sheridan Twp. With Rev. Fr. Charlie Hammond officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM Tuesday, 2 to 9 PM Wednesday and after 10 AM Thursday. Memorial gifts may be given to Huron County Relay for Life or to the family and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her husband, Troy; two sons, Scott (Crystal Kula) Langley of Elkton and Michael (Krystal) Smith of Bad Axe; four grandchildren, McKenzie, Zoey, Braadyn and Keara; her parents, Dennis and Grace Goniwicha of Owendale; siblings, Sheila Errer of Owendale, Derek Goniwicha of Ruth and Dana (Ronnie) Irion of Owendale; her mother-in-law, Gloria Kretzschemer of Caseville; brothers-in-law, Todd (Linda) Smith of Bay City, Terry (Colleen) Smith of Caseville and Jeff Smith of Caseville and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her father-in-law, Leroy Kretzschemer.

Biography

Tina M Smith, age 49, of Owendale passed away Sunday, October 26, surrounded by her family, at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit following a three year battle with lung cancer. She was born September 28, 1965 in Ann Arbor to Dennis and Grace (Denton) Goniwicha and moved to Huron County with her family, from Brighton in 1977. Tina graduated from Laker High School in 1983. She worked as a bank teller for more than 14 years. She was currently a loan reviewer with Signature Bank, on leave since May for health reasons. On August 20, 1999, she was united in marriage to Troy Smith in Bad Axe and made their home in Owendale. Tina had been a member of St Francis Catholic Church, Pigeon and was currently attending St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Sheridan Twp. She was the current Owendale Village Treasurer, a position she has held for many years. Tina was a home body and enjoyed being with grandchildren and family.


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Anita Wilson

Anita Wilson

Name: Anita Wilson

Age: 81

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: October 29, 2014

Date of Birth: January 27, 1933

Date of Passing: October 27, 2014

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Anita will be on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 1 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Ron Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Bay Cemetery. Visitation for Anita will begin at 10 am at the funeral home, until time of services at 1 pm. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children: Connie Wilson of Harbor Beach, Carrie Wilson of Essexville, Dean Wilson of Harbor Beach, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and her brother Loren Piotter of Colorado. Anita was preceded in death by two children: Jimmy Wilson and Kathie Wilson, and brothers Bill Piotter and Leon Piotter.

Biography

ANITA WILSON, age 81 of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center of Saginaw. Anita was born on January 27, 1933 in Harbor Beach to the late William and Myrtle (Early) Piotter. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Anita enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her pet dog, and visiting with family and friends


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John Komonowski

 John Komonowski

Name: John J. Komonowski

Age: 90

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: October 29, 2014

Date of Birth: June 28, 1924

Date of Passing: October 26, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 29, at St Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Pigeon. Rev. Fr. Robert Pare’, pastor will officiate with burial in St Francis Cemetery, Pigeon. There will be a public rosary service at 10 AM prior to mass with visitation to follow until the time of services. Memorials be directed to the family and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcElkton.com, arrangements by Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are three children, Connie (Richard) Pachla of Cass City, Joseph Komonowski of Elkton and Robert Komonowski of Denver, Colorado; granddaughters, Stacey (Todd) Bliss of Cass City and Kellie (Leroy) Beecher of Cass City; three great grandchildren, Zackary Rylee and Jackson; his sister, Bernice Jelin of Centerline; sister-in-law, Pat Veal; nephews, Gary Jelin and Bill Veal and a niece, Debbie Oglenski. Preceding him in death were his wife Betty on March 18 of this year; a sister, Anna Komonowski; brothers-in-law, Chester Jelin, William Veal and Tom Veal and a niece, Diane Jelin. He will truly be missed by all those who knew him.

Biography

John J. Komonowski age 90 of Elkton passed away Sunday morning, October 26, at Huron County Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe. He was born April 21, 1924 in Warren, son of the late Joseph and Karolina (Bebelski) Komonowski. John Was employed at Kern’s in Detroit where he met Betty. On June 28, 1947, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betty” Veal at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach. They made their home in Warren for seven years, where he worked at Hudson Motor Cary Company, before moving to Harbor Beach in 1954. A short time later they moved to Elkton where they made their home. John drove bus for Indian Trails for 18 years before taking a position at Active Industries, Elkton, remaining there until retiring in 1989. He was a long time member of St Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Pigeon and the Elkton VFW Post 6013. He loved to working in his yard, doing crossword puzzles and listening to polish music. John was a WW II US Army veteran, hitting the beach at Normandy in the first wave on D-Day, receiving the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service.


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Roland Symons

Roland Symons

Name: Roland J. Symons

Age: 96

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: October 29, 2014

Date of Birth: January 26, 1918

Date of Passing: October 25, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, October 29th at 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe with Fr. Robert Howe presiding. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 28th from 4-8 pm at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel in Bad Axe with Scripture at 7 pm and from 10 -11 am on Wednesday, October 29th at the church. Memorials may be offered to donor’s choice. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Roland is survived by his wife, Arline; one son Timothy J. Symons of Colorado; several nephews and cousins throughout the USA, England and Australia. Also surviving are several stepchildren and step grandchildren. Roland was preceded in death by one brother Earl, two sisters Violet Selby and Frances Mendelssohn.

Biography

Roland J. Symons, 96, of Bad Axe, passed away on October 25, 2014 at Courtney Manor. He was born on January 26, 1918 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan to the late William H. and Mildred Nee Symons both of Cornwall, England. Roland moved to Grosse Pointe Woods at a young age and resided there until he retired and moved to Huron County. Roland attended public schools and is a graduate of Grosse Pointe High School. He entered into the U.S. Army in 1941 at the outbreak of World War II. He served four and a half years with the Thirty-Second Infantry Division. Two and a half of those years were served as a Sergeant in the South Pacific. During that duty, Roland was awarded the Bronze Star medal. He participated in several major campaigns. Roland suffered from Dingue Fever and recurrent malaria. He was honorable discharged in September 1945 with a disability. In 1947, he became a member of the Grosse Pointe Woods Police Department and retired as a Lieutenant in 1974 after twenty-seven years of service. Roland married Pauline Chase in 1950. They moved to Huron County after retirement in 1974 and resided on a small farm. Pauline passed away in 1983. In 1984, Roland and Mary Hanson were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Bad Axe and moved to the Bad Axe area. Mary passed away in June 2005. ON June 2006, Roland and Arline Abraham were united in marriage at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Roland is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W., Fraternal Order of Police, and a member of the Bad Axe Senior Citizens. Roland enjoyed pheasant hunting, bowling, playing cards especially Euchre and spending time with his family and friends.


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Thomas KIemzak

Thomas KIemzak

Name: Thomas Martin KIemzak

Age: 66

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: October 28, 2014

Date of Birth: January 22, 1948

Date of Passing: October 24, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be 11 am on Tuesday, October 28th at MacAlpine Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 – 11am. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared online at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Thomas is survived by three sons: Thomas Jr. (Stacey) Klemzak of Georgia, Joseph (Renee) Klemzak of Harbor Beach and Robert Klemzak of Bad Axe; daughters Charlene (Gary) Scoviac of Harbor Beach and Jennifer Klemzak of Bad Axe; brother Gerald (Barbara) Klemzak of Iowa; and grandchildren: Kolby, Kaley, Trinity, Dalton, Olivia Klemzak and Brittany, Kurt and Mitchell Scoviac; nieces Terri, Tammy and Christina, and nephews David, and Steven. Tom was preceded in death by a daughter Sherry and niece Tracy.

Biography

Thomas Martin Klemzak, 66, of Bad Axe, passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 24, 2014 at Huron Medical Center. Thomas was born on January 22, 1948 to the late Delores and John Klemzak Jr. in Detroit, Michigan. Tom loved playing cards and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


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Lana Riedel

Lana Riedel

Name: Lana M. Riedel

Age: 66

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: October 26, 2014

Date of Birth: December 12, 1947

Date of Passing: October 22, 2014

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Lana will be Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Jay Barsaleau officiating. Cremation will follow with internment to be at Delaware Township Cemetery. Visitation for Lana will be Sunday beginning at 12 noon until time of services at 3 pm at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to the Family Discretionary Fund. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Lana is survived by her husband Larry Riedel of Harbor Beach, daughters: Helen Bernetta of Ubly, and Delia Elizabeth McNeil and her husband Gary of Marlette, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and siblings: Jim Reid of Cocoa Beach, FL, John Reid of Cocoa Beach, FL, Joe Reid of Stockbridge, and Peggy Baxter of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Katherine Riedel, and a brother Henry J. Reid.

Biography

LANA M. RIEDEL, age 66 of Harbor Beach, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at her home under hospice care, with her family by her side. She was born on December 12, 1947 in Bayonne, New Jersey, to the late Jim and Margaret (Squires) Reid. Lana and Larry Riedel were united in marriage on July 12, 1969 in St. John Catholic Church in Forestville. Lana enjoyed doing her embroidery and crafts and selling them at Farmers Markets in the area. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.


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David Schafer

David Schafer

Name: David P. Schafer

Age: 53

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: October 24, 2014

Date of Birth: September 03, 1961

Date of Passing: October 20, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday, October 24, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Rodney Schwab, pastor will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 2 to 8 PM Thursday, and at the church after 12 noon Friday. Memorial gifts may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his parents, Donald and Elaine Schafer of Elkton; his brother, Donald Jr. (Patty) Schafer of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Debora (Dave) Jaworski of Bad Axe, Dianne Schafer of Elkton and Dawn Schafer of Elkton and her finance’, Jeff Schmidt; aunts and uncles, Robert (Shelia) Schafer, Shirley Hill; nieces and nephews, Kelly (Ryan) Errer, Chad (Kelly) Jaworski, Adam Jaworski, Samantha (Matthew) Jezierski, Garrett Schafer(his friend, Abby Jones), Grant, Alex and Noah Schafer, Janelle, Alexia, Garrett and Mason Schmidt and cousins, Ken and Kim Hill, Andrea and Billy Murawski and their children, Katelyn, Molly, Mitchell, Matthew and Ellen.

Biography

David P. Schafer, age 53 of Bad Axe received his wings, Monday October 20, as he was called home by our Lord. He was born September 3, 1961, in Bad Axe to Donald and Elaine (Hill) Schafer, grew up in Elkton and was a 1980 graduate of Laker High School. David worked many years at Axly Tool, Bad Axe. He then became a CENA and worked at the Huron County Medical Care Facility for a time, returning to the tool and die trade this time at Huron Tool, Bad Axe, until retiring in December of 2011 for health reasons. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Elkton. David loved spending time with his family, watching sports, always rooting for his favorite Michigan teams, the Lions, Tigers and U of M Wolverines. David was a gentle soul, always putting himself second to those he loved most. The love in his heart for his parents, family and friends went beyond understanding.


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Susan Deering

Susan Deering

Name: Susan Kay Deering

Age: 51

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: October 24, 2014

Date of Birth: October 01, 1963

Date of Passing: October 20, 2014

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11 am. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-St. Hubert Parish. Officiating will be Fr. Rob Howe, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Thursday from 3-8 pm. or Friday at the church from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Thursday at 7 pm. At the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: Husband-Darrin Deering of Bad Axe, 1 daughter-Emily Deering and her boyfriend, Joe Elledge of Cass City. Mother-Dorothy Braden of Bad Axe. Mother-in-law-Doris Deering of Owendale. 1 sister-Sandra (Ray) Kinney of Bad Axe. 2 brothers-Daniel (Roxanne) Braden of Bad Axe. Bradley Braden and friend Mary Ann of Bad Axe. 1 brother-in-law-Dean Deering of Owendale. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Predeceased by: her father-Russell Braden.

Biography

Susan Kay Deering, age 51, of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at her home. She was born on October 1, 1963 in Bad Axe, daughter of Russell and Dorothy (Weber) Braden. She married Darrin Deering on August 1, 1987 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Sue was an avid worker with an employment record which includes: Braden Oil Company, Thumb Plastics-Regency, Leonard’s A & W, Franklin Inn, the Pilot House in Port Huron, the Huron Daily Tribune, Courtney Manor, Braden Tire & Service, and the Shoe Department. She enjoyed the beach, cross country, skiing, and spending time with her family and many friends who she has touched along the way with her sincere and giving spirit.


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Sharon Rice

Sharon Rice

Name: Sharon Jean Rice

Age: 61

Hometown: Huron Township

Funeral Date: October 27, 2014

Date of Birth: November 20, 1952

Date of Passing: October 20, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

In keeping with Sharon’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be offered to Lakeview Extended Care in Harbor Beach or the National Parkinson Foundation. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Sharon is survived by her husband, Gary of 43 years; daughter Jessica Rice and special friend Tom of Royal Oak; sister Loretta (Larry) Biniecki of White Rock; brothers Alvin (Marge) Roggenbuck of Harbor Beach, Stanley (Barb) Roggenbuck of Harbor Beach, and Ken (Connie) Roggenbuck of Harbor Beach. Sharon was preceded in death by a son, John and a brother Steven Roggenbuck.

Biography

Sharon Jean Rice, 61, of Huron Township, passed away on October 20, 2014 at Lakeview Extended Care in Harbor Beach. Sharon was born on November 11, 1952 to the late Clem and Ruby (Morley) Roggenbuck in Harbor Beach. On December 5, 1970 Sharon married Gary F. Rice at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. Sharon was a past member of the Kinde Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, played volleyball and softball in the ladies league in Kinde, was a member of the St. Edward’s Altar Society in Kinde, taught catechism for many years and was a Eucharistic minister. She loved spending time outdoors, talking long walks in the woods and fishing. Sharon enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


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Francis Schultz Sr.

Francis Schultz Sr.

Name: Francis Schultz Sr.

Age: 84

Hometown: Pinnebog

Funeral Date: October 23, 2014

Date of Birth: January 11, 1930

Date of Passing: October 19, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A mass of Christian burial will take place on 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Howe officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 22, from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the MacAlpine Funeral Home with scripture service at 7:00 p.m. and Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 p.m.; and on Thursday, at the church, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Frank married the love of his life, Elaine Rose Mousseau on January 28, 1956 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. They loved and raised five children: Francis of Bad Axe, Bob of Chesapeake, Virginia; Mark (Carolyn) of Bad Axe, Dan (Lori) of Orange Park, Florida; and Mary Ann (Bruce) Messing of Bad Axe. Blessed with fifteen grandchildren: Jason, Levi (Jessica), Rachelle Schultz; Savannah Schultz, Jodie Smith; Jennifer (Robert) Niec, Crystal Schultz, Kim (Dave) Roland, Brandon (Kylee) Schultz, Josh (Chrissy) Schultz, Shannon, Sabrina, Samantha Schultz, and Morgan and Hannah Messing. An extra blessing is his nine great-grandchildren: Xavier, Lydia, twins Edison and Sylvia, Cole, Tucker, Peyton, Miller and Eli. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Powers of Roseville, Michigan; brothers-in-law Maurice, Dave (Betty), Jerome (Diane), Joe (Theresa), Larry (Kathy), Dan (Jennifer); sisters-in-law Georgina Blach and Susanne (Tom) Stahl; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his feline companion, Lucky, who will truly miss him. Frank was preceded in death by brothers, Hubert, Lawrence and his infant brothers Cornelius and Timothy and his sister Catherine.

Biography

The Lord invited Francis (Frank) Schultz Sr. to Heaven on October 19, 2014, and Frank accepted this call and left his earth family to join his family in eternity. Frank was born on January 11, 1930 to the late Catherine (McCarren) and Hubert Schultz in their family home on Steibe Road in Pinnebog, Michigan. He was baptized at St. Felix Catholic Church and served the Lord at Masses as an altar boy. He attended rural school in Pinnebog. Frank’s high school years were spent at Bad Axe High School, where he graduated in 1947. Frank was a Liquid Fuel Distributer, owner of Schultz Oil Company. Frank was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1546 for sixty-five years. He served as a treasurer for twenty-seven years and served as Grand Knight for two years. He was the last surviving member of the Fourth Degree Bishop Babcock Assembly #0487. Frank was also an active member of VFW post 116 in Bad Axe for the last seventeen years. Frank was also a longtime member of the Lions Club. Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. He was a parishioner at Sacred Heart – St. Hubert Parish of Bad Axe, serving as an usher, lector, Eucharistic Minister as well as on the Parish Council in the year’s past. Frank served his community as an executive associate with MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe for 20 years, always there to open the door, take you by the hand and make sure you felt welcome. A special part of MacAlpine’s has been missing since his retirement in 2012. Frank’s greatest joy in life was being surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank enjoyed traveling with his wife, Elaine on his many Korean War Veteran reunions throughout the U.S., even hosting one here in Bad Axe. Frank loved his trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Italy. He also enjoyed his winter breaks in Florida where he learned to swim at the age of seventy! Frank will be truly missed by his family, friendly neighbors Frank and Shirley Delpiere, Lowell and Beth McDonald, and Paul and Cathy Lerash.


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Thelma Moore

Thelma  Moore

Name: Thelma B. Moore

Age: 90

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: October 25, 2014

Date of Birth: February 16, 1924

Date of Passing: October 10, 2014

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Dinner will immediately follow at the American Legion Hall of Harbor Beach.

Family of the Deceased

Thelma is survived by her brother George E. (Elva) Wadlow of Grafton, Il, sister Peggy (Gene) Ridenbark of Fieldon, IL, sister Suzy (Robert) Schmitz of Jerseyville, IL. She is also survived by children: daughter Jackie Cady of Harbor Beach, son Robert (Judy) Weller of Emmett, Judith Ovick of Port Huron, daughters: Sandy (John) Polkowski of Bethel, CT, Rebecca Bird of Houston, TX, step-daugthers: Lois (Loland) Fortenberry of Lambertville, Lorraine (Charles) Monroe of Clio and step-son Thomas (Debbie) Moore of Linden. She is survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Stewart Wadlow, sister Opal Molohan, and sister Anne DeSherlia, step-daughter Linda Arnold, Son-in-law James Ovick, son Timothy French, Daughter Cynthia Syzdlowski, Lona Grillos and grandsons Tyler Moore, George Ovick and John Polkowski.

Biography

Thelma B. Moore, age 90 of harbor Beach, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born in Jersey County, Illinois in 1924. She was the daughter of the late George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow. Thelma married Clare Moore on May 30, 1975 in Flint, where she resided until 2010. Clare preceded her in death in November 1996. Thelma enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, cooking and sewing along with spending time with her family.


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ROBERT DUTCHER

ROBERT DUTCHER

Name: ROBERT J. DUTCHER

Age: 89

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: October 23, 2014

Date of Birth: August 11, 1925

Date of Passing: October 19, 2014

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass for Bob will be Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, with Fr. Edward Koniczka officiating. Cremation will follow at Sunset Valley Crematory, with Internment to take place at New Bay Port Cemetery. Visitation for Bob will be Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Thursday will be at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Bob is survived by his brother Jerry Dutcher of Hope, sisters: Sarah Sprague of Bay Port and Jean Gunther of Caro, and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother John Dutcher, and sister June Dutcher.

Biography

ROBERT J. DUTCHER, age 89 of Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. He was born on August 11, 1925 in Bay Port to the late John and Elizabeth (Lambert) Dutcher. He and Francia Ginebra were united in marriage on July 1, 1954 in the Dominican Republic. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2014. Bob served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. Bob also graduated from the University of Detroit. Bob worked as a Construction Manager for Alcoa Construction all over the world including: Dominican Republic, Iowa, Indiana, South America, Pennsylvania, Mexico, Pittsburgh, Trinidad and Brazil. He was a member of the Harbor Beach Rotary Club where he was a Past President, Treasurer for many years, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He also was a past Captain of the USCG Auxiliary in Maine and Michigan. He enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes, golfing and fishing.


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Mildred Britt Schuette

Mildred Britt Schuette

Name: Mildred M. Britt Schuette

Age: 73

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: October 23, 2014

Date of Birth: February 07, 1941

Date of Passing: October 18, 2014

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. James A. Gorsegner, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Those wishing to give a memorial donation may consider the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, the Pigeon Lions Club, or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Tuesday, October 21 6 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 2 – 8:00 p.m. AND AT ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PIGEON: Thursday, October 23 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by three children, Todd and Connie Schuette of Bay Port, Tim and Mary Jo Schuette of Pigeon, and Julia Schuette and companion Marc Bernier of Brooklyn, New York; five grandchildren: Jessica and Jeff Zarnke, Kacie Schuette, Michael Schuette, Peter Schuette, and Marc Schuette; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Austin Zarnke; sisters, Jeannie Hatlas of Owendale and Colleen (Jerry) Chaplinski of Filion; brother, Arthur (Laurie) Britt of Caseville; in-laws, Noel (Ron) Wichert, Harvey (Doris) Schuette, and Diane Schuette, all of Pigeon, and Lorraine Metzger of Owendale; uncle and aunt, Phil and Violet Musselman; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter Christine; and in-laws, Genevieve Schuette Buschlen and Arnold Schuette, Jr.

Biography

Mildred M. Britt Schuette, 73 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw. Born in Sebewaing on February 7, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Charlotte (Musselman) Britt, and graduated from Pigeon High School. On November 1, 1958 she was united in marriage to Orville Charles Schuette at the First Methodist Church in Pigeon. They had been married 52 years when Orville passed away on November 27, 2010. Mildred was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of her home community of Pigeon. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of Scenic Golf & Country Club. She was a member of the Pigeon Jaycettes, and was an active supporter of the Pigeon Lions Club for many years. Along with her husband Orville, she owned the Pigeon IGA Foodliner since 1975, and after his death, continued to be active in the business until illness prevented her from doing so. Mildred was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pigeon.


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Gloria Aldis

Gloria Aldis

Name: Gloria Aldis

Age: 50

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: October 25, 2014

Date of Birth: December 04, 1963

Date of Passing: October 14, 2014

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11 am. at the Victory in Christ Community Church in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. Arrangements by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: husband-Howard Aldis of Bad Axe 1 daughter-Nichole Aldis of Elkton 3 sons-Wayne Aldis of Ubly David Aldis of Bad Axe Eric Aldis of Bad Axe mother-Lucille Gusa of Minden City mother-in-law-Ella Mae Allen 2 brothers-Rich (Annette) Gusa of Ruth Andrew (Jeanne) Gusa Jr. of Ubly 1 sister-Marge Howard of Palms her loving granddaughter-Larissa Dorsch of Kinde. Predeceased by: father-Andrew Gusa 2 brothers-Joseph Gusa and Donald Gusa 2 sisters-Shirley Gusa and Linda Queen.

Biography

Gloria Aldis, age 50, of Bad Axe, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 4, 1963 in Harbor Beach. She married Howard Aldis on August 25, 1984 in Parisville. Gloria had a fondness for blue herons and for worshiping the Lord through music and through scripture. She enjoyed gardening, stain glassing, walking through the woods looking for morel mushrooms and asparagus, and spending time with her children, granddaughter, & friends.


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Marjorie Dickinson

Marjorie Dickinson

Name: Marjorie E. Dickinson

Age: 78

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: November 09, 2014

Date of Birth: April 18, 1936

Date of Passing: October 11, 2014

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Cass City United Methodist Church, MI with Rev. Jackie Roe officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Dickinson will be her nieces and nephews: Kevin and Clarice Robinson, Becky and Kevin O'Connor, and Larry and Sharon Robinson. Memorials may be made to Cass City United Methodist Church or Bay Shore Camp, MI. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, MI.

Family of the Deceased

Marjorie is survived by her children: Daniel (Janelle) Dickinson of Cass City, Elizabeth Dickinson of Holland, Jane (Del) Kostanko of Woodland; grandchildren: Curtis, Macy, Lauren, Samuel and Lilia; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Richard (Mary Lee) Turner. She is preceded in death by her brother, Daniel East.

Biography

Marjorie E. Dickinson, 78, of Cass City,MI died following a short illness Saturday, October 11, 2014 in United Hospice of Marlette Residence Center, Marlette, MI. She was born April 18, 1936 in Richmond, MI to Merle and Gertrude (Evans) East. She married Curtis Harlan Dickinson July 6, 1957 in Richmond, MI. He died October 17, 2006. As a co-op student Marge worked for General Telephone Company as a telephone operator. After graduation from Richmond High School in 1953 she was transferred to Cass City, MI and became the Chief Operator. Marjorie left General Telephone in 1962 when they converted to a dial system. She chose to stay home and begin her family. In 1978 Marjorie took a job with Pinney State Bank as a teller and worked until her retirement in 1993. She was a very active member of Cass City United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist before that. At one time she was director of Christian Education and has been an active member of United Methodist Women. Marjorie enjoyed coin collecting, gardening, knitting and many various crafts. She enjoyed baking but not cooking. When the family was young they shared many great camping trips making wonderful memories for her children. Marjorie was an avid Detroit Tiger Baseball fan and loved watching the grandchildren's sports events.


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