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Frederick Fortsch

Frederick Fortsch

Name: Frederick J. Fortsch

Age: 87

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: September 04, 2015

Date of Birth: February 12, 1928

Date of Passing: August 29, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral mass will be at 11:00 Friday, September 4th at St. Roch-OLPH Catholic Church in Caseville with Fr. Robert Pare presiding. Visitation will be 2-8 Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville and one hour prior to mass in church. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Kathleen; son Daniel of Caseville and daughter Cathy (Dennis) Schuette of Elkton; grandchildren Meaghan, Maureen and Tyler Fortsch and Jared Schuette; and cousins Lillian and Bruce Lockwood of Bay City and Dean Lockwood of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his sister Lorraine Walkowiak.

Biography

Frederick J. Fortsch, 87, of Caseville, died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at his home under hospice care. Fred was born February 12, 1928 in Bay City to the late Freidric and Johanna (Ulherr) Fortsch. He graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1945. He served in the US Army from 1946-1947 in Japan. He attended Bay City Junior College and ITI in Chicago. On May 7, 1955 he married Kathleen Foley at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bay City. Fred worked in Bay City before moving to Caseville in 1963 for a job. He worked at Caseville Lumber and Pigeon Lumber as an architectural draftsman, designing countless homes in the area. He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church, Bay City Civitans, Caseville Eagles, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and a charter member of the Caseville Optimist. He served on both the Caseville and Huron ISD Board of Education for over 20 years.


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Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes

Name: Elizabeth Jane Haynes

Age: 85

Hometown: Caseville Township

Funeral Date: August 31, 2015

Date of Birth: August 20, 1930

Date of Passing: August 27, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11 am, Monday, August 31st at the MacAlpine Funeral Home with Rev. William O’Nan officiating. Visitation will be on 3 – 8 pm on Sunday, August 30th at the MacAlpine Funeral home and 10 am until time of service on Monday. Memorials may be offered to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Beth is survived by her daughters: Lani Coyle of Mt. Clemens, Jo Elyn (Jeff) Ensroth of St. Clair Shores and Dawn Colpaert of Mt. Clemens; grandchildren Erin (Mike) Kenel and Timothy Coyle, Corrie (Luke) Beaverson and Ian (Jenn) Ensroth, Kyle (Jimmy) Stevens, Bret, and Kristian (Maria) Colpaert; great-grandsons Nicholas Backus and Hunter Colpaert, and great-granddaughters Chloe and Audrey Beaverson and Michael Sophia Kenel; sister Greta Nicholls of Port Austin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Oliver & Ida Rapson; brothers Lon, Robert, Clark Rapson; sisters Mary Ann Webster, Oura Sparling, Josephine Kegel, Heather Armstead, Phyla Backstrom, Floris Knox and brother-in-law Stewart Hawkins.

Biography

Elizabeth “Beth” Jane Haynes, 85, formerly of Caseville Township, passed away on August 27, 2015 at Lakepointe Senior Care and Rehab Center in Clinton Township. Beth was born in Bad Axe on August 20, 1930 to the late Edward and Flossie (Penno) Hawkins. Beth was raised by the Oliver Rapson family. She graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1948. Beth married her high school sweetheart Raymond Wollenzien, on August 19, 1950 at the Bad Axe Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1979. She then married Charles Haynes on June 1, 1985 at the St. Clair Shores Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2004. Beth was an administrative secretary for Lake Shore Public Schools for many years. She also enjoyed traveling, reading and playing cards with her girlfriends.


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Elizabeth Maxwell

Elizabeth Maxwell

Name: Elizabeth Ruth Maxwell

Age: 89

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: August 28, 2015

Date of Birth: September 09, 1925

Date of Passing: August 25, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held Friday August 28, 2015 at 11 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Hope. Officiating will be Rev. Henry Hales, pastor. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Thursday form 2 – 8 pm. or Friday at the church from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com.

Family of the Deceased

Elizabeth is survived by: 1 son- Alfred (Barbara) Maxwell of Port Austin. 1 daughter-Lorna Kuhn of Kinde. 5 grandchilren- Al (Stephanie) Kuhn of Pigeon. Eric (Heidi) Kuhn of Bothell, WA. Von Maxwell of Pt. Austin. Chenoa (Dan) Brown of Bad Axe. Samantha (Junior) Morris of Port Austin. 4 step-grandchilren-Mike (Jennifer) Viers of Port Austin. Amy (Darren) Smithers of Bad Axe. Issac (Stacey) Viers of Port Austin. Curtis (Leighann) Viers of Alpena. 14 great-grandchildren and 9 step great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was pre-deceased by: 3 brothers-James Fuhrman, Levitte Long and Gustave Furman. 1 grandson-Martin Kuhn. 1 son-in-law-William Kuhn of Kinde

Biography

Elizabeth Ruth Maxwell, 89, of Bad Axe, formerly of Port Hope, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. She was born on September 9, 1925 in Port Hope, daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth (Wurdleman) Fuhrman. She married Earl Maxwell in Port Hope on June 8, 1946. He preceded her in death in August of 1986. Elizabeth’s faith was very important to her. She also enjoyed rooting for the Detroit Tigers, bird watching, flowers and cooking. She especially liked visiting with friends and relatives.


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Harriet Downing

Harriet Downing

Name: Harriet M. Downing

Age: 84

Hometown: Gagetown, MI

Funeral Date: August 29, 2015

Date of Birth: March 30, 1931

Date of Passing: August 23, 2015

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 in First Presbyterian Church of Cass City with Rev. Linda Graham officiating. Interment will be in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery, Gagetown. Memorials may be made to Northwood Meadows or First Presbyterian Church of Cass City. 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, August 28, 2015 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 in First Presbyterian Church of Cass City Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195

Family of the Deceased

Harriet is survived by her children: Gregory (Kelly) Downing of Washington, D.C., Kevin (Cindy) Downing of Highlands Ranch, CO, Kimberly (John Dedrick) Downing of Lebanon, OH; grandchildren: Kelsey, Jacqueline, Madeline, Eleanor, Abigail and Alexander; sisters-in-law: Betty Russell of Cass City, Joyce Downing of Muskegon, Eulah Downing of Bay City; and many caring and devoted nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brothers: Royce Russell and Ronald Russell; granddaughter, Mara Downing; and her parents, Harry and Carrie Russell.

Biography

Harriet M. Downing, 84, of Gagetown, died following a short illness Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Northwood Meadows Medical Care Unit in Cass City. She was born March 30, 1931 at home in Gagetown to Harry and Carrie (Crawford) Russell. She married John "Jack" Robert Downing June 30, 1956 in Gagetown. They lived their entire 58 years together in the Gagetown area and resided for the past 5 years at Northwood Meadows Assisted Living in Cass City. He died April 22, 2015. Harriet was dedicated to public service and worked for over 20 years for Tuscola County on its original election board and with the county Treasurer's Office from where she retired in 1989. Harriet had a wealth of historical knowledge about the agricultural aspects of the Gagetown community and was an accomplished storyteller about it in many settings. After her retirement, she served as a volunteer for the Octagon Barn Festival, a docent for school tours, and board member of the Rawson Memorial Library. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cass City. Harriet was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. For many years she enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing. Harriet had musical talents that she shared in many settings. She was a member of her church choir and longtime member of the Tom Thumb Singers. She is well known for her joy of playing the piano. Many of her favorite moments in recent years were those with her beloved grandchildren.


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Virginia Lubeski

Virginia Lubeski

Name: Virginia Mae Lubeski

Age: 79

Hometown: Sheridan Township

Funeral Date: August 26, 2015

Date of Birth: July 12, 1936

Date of Passing: August 23, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Wednesday, August 26th at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Rev. Charlie Hammond officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 25th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with rosary at 7 pm and from 10 am until time of service on Wednesday, August 26th at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Virginia is survived by her husband, Harvey of 58 years; sons: David (Julie) Lubeski of Owendale, Douglas (Linda) Lubeski of Bad Axe, Darren (Kerrie) Lubeski of Ubly and Daniel (Christina) Lubeski of Ubly; daughter Debra (George) McNiven of Carsonville; grandchildren: Brian, Alicia, Angela, Laura, Jeffery, Marc, Alex, Leah, Matthew and Megan; great grandchildren: Derek, Emily, Alivia, Bella, Cody, Rhiana and Brady; siblings Frances Wlash, JoAnne (Tom) Butch, Michael (Joan) Prill, Edna Miller, Joseph (Mary) Prill, Theresa (Richard) Schmidt and Mari (Patrick) Siemen; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson William; siblings Alex (Florence) Prill, John J. Prill, Edward Prill, Marlene Yokom, Karen Nichols and brother in law Michael Walsh.

Biography

Virginia Mae Lubeski, 79, of Sheridan Township passed away on August 22, 2015 at the University of Michigan Hospital. Virginia was born in Hume Township on July 12, 1936 to the late Alex and Regina (Vigenski) Prill. She married Harvey Lubeski on June 22, 1957 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dwight Township. Virginia was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Ubly. She enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, canning, feeding and watching the birds, listening to Polka music and spending time with her family.


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Alvin Long

Alvin Long

Name: Alvin L. Long

Age: 84

Hometown: Colfax Township

Funeral Date: August 26, 2015

Date of Birth: December 29, 1930

Date of Passing: August 23, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Service will be 11 am, Thursday, August 27th at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel with Rev. Jerry Sutton officiating. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm on Wednesday, August 26th and 10 am until time of service on Thursday, August 27th at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church – Sonshine Kids Daycare. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Alvin is survived by his wife, Jeanella of 62 years; sons Alan (Diane) Long of Elgin, Ill and Donald (Elaine) Long of Bad Axe; daughter Margaret Schwartz of Elgin, Ill; grandchildren Michael, Matt, Megan, Keith, Erik, Steven and Cari; eight great grandchildren, and foster brother Albert Brown. He was preceded in death by a son in law, Al Schwartz; sister Elna Long and foster sister Sophie Degrant.

Biography

Alvin L. Long, a lifetime resident of Colfax Township, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Courtney Manor. He was born in Bad Axe on December 29, 1930 to the late Ernest and Myrtle (Smyzer) Long. On September 13, 1952 he married Jeanella MacDonald at the First Baptist Church in Bad Axe. Al graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy. Al was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida. He served on the Colfax Board of Review, the McDowell School Board and spent 11 years on the Bad Axe Board of Education, six years as president. During this time, the George E. Greene Elementary and Bad Axe Intermediate schools were designed and approved. He resigned in 1972 to supervise construction of the intermediated school and serve as director of building and grounds, a position he has held for twenty years. Al was previously employed as project supervisor for construction companies and was foreman and site supervisor for construction of the Huron County Building, Huron Memorial Hospital and Scheurer Hospital and he also served on the Huron County Board of Commissioners. Al was a hard worker, enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family and friends and worked on the family farm with his son Don and grandson Steve.


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Maryann Haag

Maryann Haag

Name: Maryann Haag

Age: 77

Hometown: Sebewaing, MI

Funeral Date: August 26, 2015

Date of Birth: November 21, 1937

Date of Passing: August 23, 2015

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 3-8pm. The service will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Visitation will begin at the church at 10am until the time of service at 11am. Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Memorial donations may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church (General Fund or Organ Fund). The hardest part wasn’t losing you; it will be learning to live without you. God’s blessings to all who loved her. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Maryann is survived by her three children: Debra (Mark) Krauss, Janet (William) Warack, and David (Jill) Haag; sister, Kayleen (Jack) Kohtz; brothers: John (Edna) Kotenko and Mike (Sandy) Kotenko; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.

Biography

Maryann Haag, age 77, of Sebewaing, passed away August 23, 2015, surrounded by her family. Maryann was born November 21, 1937 to the late John and Mary (Klimkowski) Kotenko. On December 15, 1956, she married Richard E. Haag, and had three children. Maryann was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. She belonged to the Ladies Aid and volunteered her time for many other church events. She loved the outdoors, including fishing, gardening, and caring for her birds. However, she mostly enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee with friends and family. She was a “mom” or “grandma” to so many children through the years. She always saw the good in people and she will be remembered for her gentle, kind, and loving ways.


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Mark Osentoski

Mark Osentoski

Name: Mark Osentoski

Age: 88

Hometown: Kinde, MI

Funeral Date: August 26, 2015

Date of Birth: May 06, 1927

Date of Passing: August 23, 2015

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral for Mark Osentoski will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Kinde. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 am at the Knoblock Funeral Home, Kinde. There will be a Rosary on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bernice; his loving children, Jean Osentoski of Mt Clemens, Joan Peters of Bad Axe, Jane Osentoski of Kinde, Jill Osentoski of Caseville, Julie (Ken) Kubacki of Ubly and John Osentoski of Filion; his grandchildren, Mandy (Rick) Tetreau, Corey Peters, Katelyn Peters and Ashley Kubacki; his great-grandchildren, Dylan Bairski-Peters and Beaux Fritz; his step-grandchildren, Tyler and Josh Kubacki. He is also survived by two sisters, Delores (Jim) Stacer and Ilene (Ted) Narring; his sister-in-law Grace Goretski, brother-in-law Jerry (Sue) Lasceski and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Kociba, three brothers, Curtis, Cletus and Leonard Osentoski, his in-laws, Marie Osentoski, Frances Osentoski, Herman Kociba, Ben and Florence Lasceski, John and Barb Lasceski, and Ernie Goretski.

Biography

Mark Osentoski, 88, of Kinde passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He was born May 6, 1927 the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Swartz) Osentoski. He and Bernice Lasceski were married in St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Kinde on November 11, 1961. He worked on road construction until 1972 and then worked at Brade Ready Mix until he retired. Mark was a member of the Happy Bunch Card Club for many years. He was also a former member of the Ubly Fox Hunters Club. He loved driving his John Deere lawn mower, mowing the grass, and cleaning snow. He also liked listening to music, working in his garden, hunting, ice fishing, smoking fish and going out to eat. Mark also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends


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Lee Wills

Lee Wills

Name: Lee Wills

Age: 85

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: August 24, 2015

Date of Birth: April 06, 1930

Date of Passing: August 20, 2015

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, MI with Pastor Dale Bullock of Mizpah Missionary Church officiating. Interment is in Elkland Township Cemetery, MI. Pallbearers for Mr. Wills: Gordon Wills Jr., Gregg Wills, Jeffrey Wills, Dave DeMeulenaere, Ken White, Don Wessels Jr. Memorials may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind or Easter Seals. Military honors under the direction of Cass City VFW Post #3644 and U.S. Navy. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com Visitation: 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City, MI Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan. Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195

Family of the Deceased

Lee is survived by his wife, Violet; children: Gary (Michele) Wills of Caro,MI Gordon (Deb) Wills of Cass City, MI; grandchildren: Christy (David) DeMeulenaere, Gordon Wills Jr., Jennifer (Kevin) Czekai, Greggory Wills, Jaclyn (Ken White) Wills, Kathryn Wills, Jeffrey Wills; great grandchildren: Camron and Erin Violet; sister, Arlene Lowe of Deford, MI; brother, Harold (Karen) Wills of Cass City, MI; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, William Wills; sister, Dorothy Wessels.

Biography

Lee Wills, 85, of Cass City, MI died following a short illness Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe, MI. He was born April 6, 1930 at home in Cass City the second of four children born to Stanley and Velma (King) Wills. He married Violet Gordon October 13, 1951 in Cass City. Lee worked for Marlette Homes for 25 years, the last 15 as Assistant Plant Supervisor. He worked for the Human Development Commission in Caro, MI for 13 years retiring in 1993. Lee was instrumental in creating and overseeing Cass River Construction. He was a licensed builder and loved working his farm. Lee served as Zoning Administrator for Greenleaf Township for 14 years. He enjoyed pheasant hunting in years past. He attended Mizpah Missionary Church. Lee and Violet enjoyed each other, their home and their family. Family was his greatest love.


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Shirley Geiger

Shirley Geiger

Name: Shirley I. Geiger

Age: 84

Hometown: Cass City

Funeral Date: August 24, 2015

Date of Birth: December 23, 1930

Date of Passing: August 18, 2015

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 in Cass City United Methodist Church with Rev. Jackie Roe officiating. Interment will be in Novesta Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Geiger are her grandchildren: Lori Trost, Dan Hyzer, Ben Schott, Kevin Schott, Nate Spencer, Ryan Geiger, Megan Geiger. Memorials may be made to Cass City United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 2 to 9 Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 in Cass City United Methodist Church

Family of the Deceased

Shirley is survived by her husband, Ron; children: Sandra (Martin) Hyzer of Caseville, Sally (Marc) Anderson of Lowell, Shari (Kenneth) Schott of Essexville, Scott Geiger of Ingleside, IL; grandchildren: Lori (Kevin) Trost, Daniel Hyzer, Josiah Spencer, Nathaniel Spencer, Ben (Tonya) Schott, Kevin (Cassie) Schott, Ryan Geiger, Megan Geiger; great grandchildren: Elly Hyzer, Zachary Trost, Landyn Schott, Lexi Crase, Dylan Crase, Brenden Schott, Bryleigh Schott; half sister, Dorothy (Dr. Doug) Harvey of Sterling Heights; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; step father, Lloyd Hicks; half sister, Mary Lou Johnston.

Biography

Shirley I. Geiger, 84, of Cass City, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Medilodge (Tendercare), Cass City after a long illness. She was born December 23, 1930 in Deford to Henry and Irma Blanch (Perry) Wells. She married Ronald Vere Geiger August 28, 1948 in Pigeon. Shirley graduated from Cass City High School. She prepared income tax returns for 50 years. Shirley was an active member of EUB and then Salem United Methodist Church which became Cass City United Methodist Church, for many years. She worked on many Christian Programs and was president of UMW for many years. Shirley was Sunday School Secretary for 25 years. She organized several mystery trips.


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Dennis Monette

Dennis Monette

Name: Dennis M. Monette

Age: 60

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: August 25, 2015

Date of Birth: January 09, 1955

Date of Passing: August 19, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral mass will be at 11:00am Tuesday, August 25th at St. Roch-OLPH Catholic Church in Caseville with Fr. Robert Pare presiding. Visitation will be 2-9 Monday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville and one hour prior to mass on Tuesday in church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Sandy; children Jason of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, Danielle Smith of Caseville and Casey (Chelsey) of Caseville; son-in-law Stephen Smith of Sand Point; grandchildren Hayley, Lukas and Cameron; step-mother Judy Monette of Warren; and siblings Karen Monette of Harrison Twp, Donald (Patty) Monette of Warren, Larry (Norma) Monette of Warren, Colleen (Pete) Yodhes of Warren, Amy (Jason) Earl of Sterling Heights, Bill (Tina) Monette of Warren, Cindy (Pat) Yodhes of Warren, Mike (Mary) Frye of Commerce Twp and Buddy Frye of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his sister Kathy Monette.

Biography

Dennis M. Monette, 60, of Caseville, died suddenly Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Dennis was born January 9, 1955 in Detroit to the late William and Katherine (Dropchuk) Monette. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1973. He married Sandra Schmitz on December 5, 1975 in Richmond. They moved to the Thumb in 1992. He was the current owner of Production Curb and the Riverside Roadhouse, and the former owner of Fireside Restaurant and Sand Castles on the Beach. He was an active community member, involved in St. Roch Catholic Church, the Caseville Eagles Club #3690, Knights of Columbus, volunteer firefighter with Caseville Fire Department and an EMT. Dennis was a natural people person, able to make both strangers and friends feel welcome, with a special attention given to babies and dogs. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed travel, beach walking and spending time with his family.


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James Woodworth

James Woodworth

Name: James Nelson Woodworth

Age: 67

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: August 25, 2015

Date of Birth: September 03, 1947

Date of Passing: August 18, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, August 25th at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. A gathering will be 5 – 8 pm on Monday, August 24th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home and Tuesday, August 25th 10 am until time of service at the church. Please remember Jim and the positive things you experienced with him. They broke the mold with him 67 years ago. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe Area District Library. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

James is survived by his brother Paul (Constance) Woodworth of Wilmington, North Carolina; niece Kathryn Woodworth (great nephews Dustyn Sellars and Jayden Foster); nephew Geoffrey (Suzanne) Woodworth; aunt Adeline Woodworth Ravel; cousins Robert Woodworth, Timothy Woodworth, Tami Woodworth Salens and Carolan Woodworth O’Keefe; his office administrator for many years, Margaret Callender and his beloved dog, Rudi.

Biography

James Nelson Woodworth, 67, of Bad Axe, passed away on August 18, 2015 at his home. He was born in Bad Axe to the late Philip and Florence (Russ) Woodworth on September 3, 1947. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Hubert Parish, member of the Huron County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, was an officer for many years on the MSU Alumni Club of Huron County, on the committee for the Lawyers and Judges Alliance, past president of Verona Hills Golf Club and was a friend of Bill. Jim was an avid reader, loved playing golf, a MSU sports fan with an awesome inquisitive mind. He tested the boundaries of life, exploring some of the most interesting aspects. Jim was opinionated, boisterous and fun loving. Jim loved exotic food but mainly sushi. He would drive to Detroit, buy an $80 platter of sushi and drive back consuming it all. The chefs would marvel at his choices and comment “You the Man”!


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Irvin Polega

Irvin Polega

Name: Irvin Edwin Polega

Age: 93

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: August 24, 2015

Date of Birth: September 08, 1921

Date of Passing: August 18, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral mass will be at 11:00am Monday, August 24th at St. Roch-OLPH Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Pare presiding. Burial with military honors will be in St. Roch Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8pm Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville. He will lie in-state one hour prior to mass in church Monday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by four sons, Bernard Polega of New Waverly, Texas, Ronald Polega of Caseville, Melvin (Sandi) Polega of Allegan and Dennis (Laurie) Polega of Kinde; four daughters, Patricia (Ronald) Carpenter of Davisburg, Linda (Robert) Kozfkay of Lexington, Joyce (Paul) Messing of Williamston and Irene (David) Muehlfeld of Cypress, California; 25 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; one brother Eugene (Rose) Polega of Port Austin, three sisters Irene Wozniak of Harbor Beach, Grace (Marvin) Zurek of Sand Point and Geraldine Pereny of Land O Lakes Florida and Port Austin, sister-in-law Pauline Polega, and several nephews and nieces. Irvin was preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy (Harold) Sosnoski, Frances (Cass) Lackowski, brothers Albin (Virginia), Frank Polega, and brother-in-laws Michael Pereny, Martin Grifka, Pat Wozniak.

Biography

Irvin Edwin Polega, 93 of Caseville died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Huron Medical Center. Irvin was born on September 18, 1921, at the home of his parents, the late Anthony and Agnes (Rybak/Fisher) Polega in Dwight Township. He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific. On June 14, 1947 he was united in marriage to MaryAnn Talaski at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rapson. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2003. He and his wife raised their family on a farm in Bloomfield Township, near Rapson. He enjoyed farming and worked for several local manufactures. In 1977 he retired from farming and moved to Caseville Township. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, casino trips and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church and the Caseville Eagles Club #3690.


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William Hurren

William Hurren

Name: William James Hurren

Age: 91

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: August 24, 2015

Date of Birth: January 13, 1924

Date of Passing: August 17, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel / Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2 pm from Champagne Funeral Home in Elkton, Michigan. Friends may call at the funeral home from10 am until time of service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Standish Chapel.

Family of the Deceased

Bill is survived by his children Gary Hurren, Sandi (Mike) Radomski, Kathy Basinger, Debra (John) Murdick, Janet Lubeski, Paul (Caroline) Hurren, Tina (Jim) Leppek, and Charles (Dawn) Hurren and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Shirley Newton and a brother Ronald Hurren. Bill was predeceased by a son William Ralph and daughters Jean Catherine Hurren and Bonnie Lee Terwilliger, and grandsons William Lubeski and Gerald Terwilliger, brothers and sisters Kenneth, Russell, Reginald, and Dick Hurren, sisters Dortheia Detgen and Lucille Breathour, June Guitar, and Anna Mae Catanzero.

Biography

William James Hurren 91, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at his daughters Janet house under hospice care with his family at his side. He was born January 13, 1924 in Harbor beach the son of the late Clarence & Naomi (Essenmacher) Hurren. Bill and Helen Landenburg were united in marriage April 27, 1946 in Harbor Beach. She predeceased him in death November 3, 2013. Bill proudly served in the WWII where he was awarded with a silver star while serving in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia from 1944 to 1946 as a military policeman investigating underground activities. Bill love doing woodworking from home and selling his products at flea markets he also lost some fingers from the saw he used but he continued on doing his crafting. While raising his family he was a carpenter, builder for Dukes Roofing and Bill Sprague Roofing and siding of Elkton. He served as post commander of the VFW Post 9344 in Harbor Beach, Michigan.


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