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Johanna Polk

Johanna Polk

Name: Johanna A. Polk

Age: 86

Hometown: Kinde, MI

Funeral Date: July 29, 2017

Date of Birth: April 09, 1931

Date of Passing: July 25, 2017

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am pm Satiuday. July 29, 2017 at The Annunciation of the Lord Parish, St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. Visitation will be held at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde from 2-8:00 pm on Friday and then on Saturday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral at 11:00.. A joint rosary will be led by the The Holy Rosary Sodality of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella at 4:00 pm on Friday in the funeral home. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children: Theodore (Carol) of Filion, Theresa (Russ) Rumsey of Smith Creek, Anthony of Akron, Timothy of Parisville and Tamara (Thomas) Schulze of Pigeon. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Garrett (Sherry) Polk, Brenda, Amy Hess (Matthew Smith) Renee Hess, Dylan, Tonikay (Chris) Franke, Michael Schulze, Michelle Schulze, and step-grandchild, Richard Rumsey; her great-grandchildren: Bayleigh McCarthy, Graham Polk, and Step-great-grandchildren Kaylee and Brianna Rymsey, as well as in laws Beatrice Baranski, Thomas (Pat) Polk, Velma DeWitt, and Violet Vertin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert, her brother, Andy Baranski, her brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Mary Jame Baranski, and her daughter-in-lawBarbara (Bresky).

Biography

Johanna A. Polk of Kinde died Wednesday, July 25, 2017. She was born April 9, 1931, the daughter of Anthony and Adelaide (Horetski) Baranski. She and Norbert Polk were married on May 6, 1950 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. A lifelong parishioner of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin, she was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality and 50+ member of the Daughters of Isabella. She worked for the United State Postal Service in Kinde and after retiring she remained a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. She enjoyed spending time with the Kinde Seniors, cards with friends, Traveling, shopping, casino trips and bingo nights. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.


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Judith Wolschlager

Judith Wolschlager

Name: Judith (Judy) Lynn Wolschlager

Age: 51

Hometown: Sebewaing, MI

Funeral Date: August 01, 2017

Date of Birth: August 04, 1965

Date of Passing: July 25, 2017

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Judy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass is planned for Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Visitation will begin at the church at 10am until the time of mass at 11am. Memorial donations may be given to the family. Arrangements handled by Juengel-Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Judy is survived by her children: Martin and Jill Wolschlager; parents: Stanley and Josephine Wolschlager; siblings: Gordon (Rhonda) Wolschlager, Christina (Mark) Gosdzinski, Rose Wolschlager-Hinman, Debbie Williamson, Kelly Scholes and Mark Adams; sister-in-law, Jo Wolschlager; 10 nieces and nephews; and special friend Jeff Humes. Judy is preceded in death by her brother, Steven Wolschlager.

Biography

Judith “Judy” Lynn Wolschlager, age 51, of Sebewaing, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Judy was born August 4, 1965, in Bay City. Her parents are Stanley F. Wolschlager and Josephine C. (Pikula) Wolschlager. She enjoyed watching NASCAR, crafting, camping and always remembered to call everyone on their birthday.


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Jason Smukala

Jason Smukala

Name: Jason T. Smukala

Age: 33

Hometown: Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: July 27, 2017

Date of Birth: May 31, 1984

Date of Passing: July 24, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A small intimate visitation for his family and close friends, will take place on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Cremation will follow. A memorial service will take place at a later time. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Jason is survived by his daughter, Leileeana; his mother, Cindy (David) Ferris of Elkton; his father, Keith Smukala of Filion; his sister, Stacey Smukala and her husband, William Chubb Jr., of Saginaw; step brothers: Shane Ferris of Caro and Leonard (Lynn) Ferris of Sebewaing; step sister, Davi Jo “DJ” Ferris of Caseville; his nieces and nephews: Kamdyn, Kylie, Brenden, Henry and Nolan; grandmother, Elma Smith; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carolyn and Melvin Smukala, Henry Smith, and Marjorie Ferris; his aunt, Laura Smith and his uncles, Daniel Smukala and Terrance Bucholtz.

Biography

Jason T. Smukala, 33, of Elkton, passed away on July 24, 2017. He was born in Bad Axe on May 31, 1984. His parents are Keith Smukala and Cindy (Smith) Ferris. Jason was blessed into the Community of Christ Church in Owendale, Michigan. He loved working on cars, adored children and spending time with his family and friends. Jason’s smile and laugh could light up a dark room.


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Fred Empkie Jr.

Fred Empkie Jr.

Name: Fred Charles Empkie Jr.

Age: 87

Hometown: Dwight Township, MI

Funeral Date: July 28, 2017

Date of Birth: February 13, 1930

Date of Passing: July 23, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The family wishes to thank Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Fred. He appreciated their thoughtfulness and compassion. The Funeral service will be 1 PM on Friday July 28th, 2017 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde. Visitation will be 2-8 PM on Thursday July 27th, and on Friday 11 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials given to Compassus Hospice. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Fred is survived by his children Paul and his wife Nancy, and his daughter Linda and her husband Ozzie Yaroch, all of Port Austin. He will be missed by his grandchildren Jeffrey (Lindsay) Yaroch, Kimberly Yaroch (special friend Mike LaCombe), Michael (Amanda) Yaroch, Scott Empkie, Jennifer (Daniel) Patterson, and Brian (Trina) Empkie; and his great grandchildren Anna and Charles Patterson, and Scarlett and Callen Yaroch, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Vera (Cecil) Erb, and his foster brother Walter (Violet) Julka. Fred will be remembered as a kind and caring man who was a pure gentleman, and always had a friendly smile for those he met.

Biography

Fred Charles Empkie Jr. 87, Dwight Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 23, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Fred was the son of Fred and Anne (Damrow) Empkie. He was born February 13, 1930 in Bad Axe, Michigan. He graduated from Kinde High School in 1947. He was a member of the Kinde Presbyterian Church. Fred married Ann Hercliff on November 4th, 1949 in Pigeon. Ann preceded him in death on June 11th, 2005. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage. Together they raised their family on the family farm that has been in the Empkie family for 4 generations, since 1867, celebrating their sesquicentennial this year. Fred worked tirelessly maintaining his family farm. His desire has always been for the farm to remain in the family for future generations. He enjoyed playing cards, poker, and euchre and in his younger years he hunted and fished. Fred took pride in being a Grandfather to his 6 grandchildren and he adored his 4 great grandchildren. Fred and Ann had spent 15 years wintering in Bullhead City, Arizona, loving the warm climate and spending time with their friends.


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William Kowaleski

William Kowaleski

Name: William P. Kowaleski

Age: 71

Hometown: Port Hope, MI

Funeral Date: July 27, 2017

Date of Birth: December 04, 1945

Date of Passing: July 23, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Hays Wiltshire officiating. Interment will be at OLLH Church Cemetery. Friends may gather at the funeral home beginning at 11 am until time of services at 1pm. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Bill is survived by his children: Ted Kowaleski and his wife Heather of Harbor Beach, Kurt Kowaleski and his wife Michelle of Rapid City, South Dakota, Sheila White and her husband Corey of Port Huron, 7 grandchildren: Madison, Reganne, Kenadie, Brianna (Trin), Ashlyn, Braylon, Bryson, two great grandchildren, Ali and TJ, and his siblings: Cass Kowaleski of Lapeer, Jerry Kowaleski of Port Hope, Richard Kowaleski of Port Hope, Patricia Hoody of Port Hope, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son David and brother Thomas.

Biography

WILLIAM P. KOWALESKI, age 71 of Port Hope, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky under hospice care. He was born on December 4, 1945 in troy to the late Casmier and Stella (Dunajski) Kowaleski. He worked in construction for most of his life. He enjoyed making sausage, his garden, and his grandchildren.


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Holly Lerash

Holly Lerash

Name: Holly Sue (McCracken) Lerash

Age: 66

Hometown: Colfax Township, MI

Funeral Date: July 25, 2017

Date of Birth: December 05, 1950

Date of Passing: July 22, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Holly will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip Tousley officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until time of service. Burial will take place 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Colfax Township Cemetery. The family would like to thank everyone who helped during this difficult time, especially Jennifer Holland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to Thumb Animal Shelter. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Holly is survived by her husband of thirty-four years, Patrick Lerash of Bad Axe; her daughter, Morgan Drossos and her husband, Joseph of Farmington Hills; her son, Alexander Lerash and his partner, Kaitlind Pineau of Bad Axe; step-children: Amy Evans and her husband, James of Seattle, Washington and Franklin Lerash of Fort Worth, Texas; her grandchildren: Nolan, Gordon and Cooper Drossos, Maxton Lerash and Dominick Pineau; her brother, Mark McCracken of Caro; brother-in-law, Paul Lerash and his wife, Cathy, of Bad Axe; sisters-in-law, Lora Lerash and her husband, Richard of East China, Michigan and Susan Howell and her husband, Bruce, of Kalamazoo; nephews: Ryan McCracken and his wife, Kelly, and Jonathan McCracken and his wife, April; and nieces Megan McCracken, Tricia Vanderploeg and her husband, Bill, Cheryl Alassane and Amber Kleekamp and her husband, Michael.

Biography

Holly Sue (McCracken) Lerash, 66, of Colfax Township, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 22, 2017 at her home under Heartland Hospice care after a short battle with cancer. Holly was born in Pigeon, Michigan on December 5, 1950. Her parents are the late Ford and Betty (Nicholls) McCracken of Bad Axe. She graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1969 where she was voted class clown. She had a love for horses and for dancing. Holly attended Central Michigan University for a year before settling back in Bad Axe. On March 12, 1983, she married Patrick F. Lerash. When Holly wasn’t busy working at the Franklin Inn, she was a member of the Wednesday Morning Women’s League at Caseville Golf Club. Her favorite golf player was Phil “Lefty” Mickelson. She also enjoyed playing cards, bowling, traveling, playing Keno, laughing with friends, spending time with her grandchildren and cuddling her cats. Holly was a joy as a friend, aunt, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed dearly.


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Suzanne Schember

Suzanne Schember

Name: Suzanne B. Schember

Age: 89

Hometown: Pigeon, MI formerly of Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: July 24, 2017

Date of Birth: September 30, 1927

Date of Passing: July 20, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be conducted 12:00 noon, Monday, July 24, at the Community Wesleyan Church, Elkton where the family will receive friends from 11 AM until the time of services. Rev. William O’Nan, former pastor will officiate with her cremains interned by Olin in Caseville Twp. Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given to the family or her church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are three sons, John Schember of Elkton, Willard (MaryJo) Schember of Grant Twp., and Tim (Jean) Schember of Reed City; 7 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a sister, Lillian (Willard) Williams of Pigeon; sisters-in-law, Eileen Herman and Alene McKracken; brothers-in-law, Earl, Wayne, Gerald (Jane) and Edward Schember and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were four brothers, Elmer, Gilbert, Donald and Paul Herman and two sisters, Della Trudgen and Mabel Herman.

Biography

Suzanne B Schember age 89, of Pigeon, formerly of Elkton, passed away peacefully at her home while under hospice care Thursday 7/20/17. She was born September 30, 1927, at the Mizpha Missionary church parsonage in Sanilac County to the late Allen and Mabel (DeGrooat) Herman. On September 2, 1950, she was united in marriage to Olin J Schember at the Elkton Missionary Church. They made their home on a farm in Grant Twp. southeast of Elkton a few years later. Olin preceded her in death February 22, 1981. Suzanne was a member of the Community Wesleyan Church and enjoyed crocheting, painting and making hook rugs.


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Ann Morell

Ann Morell

Name: Ann M. Morell

Age: 94

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: July 24, 2017

Date of Birth: November 22, 1922

Date of Passing: July 20, 2017

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am at St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery in Ubly. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Monday from 9:00-10:00 am. There will be a vigil service held Sunday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to Sisters of St. Clare ,4875 Shattuck Road; Saginaw, MI 48603 or the Sleeper Public Library, 2236 East Main Street; Ubly, MI 48475. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Ann’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Ann is survived by 14 children and their spouses, Joyce Swartz and her husband, John, of Saginaw, Bernard Morell and his wife, Dorothy of Ubly, Melvin Morell and his wife, Janice of The Villages, FL, Donna Lipskey and her husband, Raymond of Minden City, Maureen A. Morell of Phoenix, AZ, Elaine Nading and her husband, Roger of Livonia, Lynn Morell of Ubly, John Morell, Jr., and his wife, Louise of Columbiaville, Marjorie Ballew and her husband, Patrick of Roseville, Audry J. Morell of Evanston, IL, Annette Mobley and her husband, Ronald of Sterling Heights, Mark Morell and his wife, Anna of Clarkston, Joseph Morell and his wife, Tammy of Ubly, and Lori Lasky and her husband, Richard of Grosse Ile; 35 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Estelle Atwell and her husband, Leroy of Columbiaville; one brother, Raymond Pulcer and his wife Donna; one sister, Arline Symons of Bad Axe. Ann was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Morell; two grandsons, Michael Swartz and Noah Lasky, her brother, Bernard Pulcer, a sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Maurer, and daughter-in-law, Maureen Morell.

Biography

Mrs. Ann M. Morell, 94, of Ubly, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Courtney Manor Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born on November 22, 1922 in Ubly, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Tschirhart) Pulcer. Ann married John P. Morell on April 16, 1940 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Schmitt’s Corners. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1999. Ann attended the Rapson Country School and was a lifelong homemaker and gardener. Ann was a former parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and was an active member of the Ladies Alter Society. She was a current parishioner of St. John Catholic Church/Good Shepherd Parish. Those who knew Ann best knew her hands were ones that tended children, nurtured many and tickled toes. In the face of ones darkness, Ann prayed, secured and consoled. Ann was blessed with praying and helping hands, hands that held on, held up and reached out, to greet, to welcome, to steady the grieving, the ill and the weak. Her hands sent a lot of signals—hold your thought, hold your knife and fork, hold your own—and privately, signs—a lot of signs—of the cross, of acknowledgement, of genuine regard for others. She especially enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, reading, travelling, visiting, letter and note writing and quilting.


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Douglas Ignash

Douglas Ignash

Name: Douglas K. Ignash

Age: 56

Hometown: Kinde, MI

Funeral Date: July 28, 2017

Date of Birth: February 10, 1961

Date of Passing: July 19, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A memorial mass will be held 11 am on Friday, July 28, 2017 at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in Dwight Township with Fr. Craig Carolan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Doug is survived by his son, Scott Polega of Port Austin; his brother-in-law, Norm Zimmer of Mayville; his sister-in-law, Faye Ignash of Birmingham; his nieces, Stephanie (Bob) Paris and Michelle Ignash; two great nephews, Nathan and William; one great niece, Charlotte; his special friend, Carolyn Homrich. He is also survived by many close friends including Tony Voltz, Donny Hartz and Sheryl Faust along with his favorite dogs, Stella and Dolly. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Patrick and Duane Ignash, his sister, Charlene Zimmer and his fiancée, Amy McDonnell.

Biography

Douglas K. Ignash, 56, of Kinde, passed away on July 19, 2017 at his home. Doug was born in Bad Axe on February 10, 1961 to the late Leonard and Esther (Wruble) Ignash. He graduated from North Huron High School in 1980. Doug’s passion was farming and working on his land. He also enjoyed taking long drives, and visiting his many friends along the way.


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Evelyn Protzman

Evelyn Protzman

Name: Evelyn June Protzman

Age: 84

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: July 24, 2017

Date of Birth: September 21, 1932

Date of Passing: July 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at Noon Monday, July 24th at Hayes United Methodist Church with Rev. Matthew Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Visitation will be 2-7 Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton. Memorials may be made to the Hayes United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband Bruce; daughter Lynn (Al) Retlewski of Cadillac and son Gary (Deann) Protzman of Caseville; grandchildren Bonnie and Greg (Kathy) Retlewski, Evie (Jack) Kamphouse, Nick and Kyle (Katie) Protzman and Krista (Nick) Leipprandt; and brother David (Linda) Holzworth of Traverse City. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Adeline, Ula, Marian, Evelyn, Darold, Clayton and Vera.

Biography

Evelyn June Protzman, 84, of Caseville, died July 19, 2017 at Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Evelyn was born September 21, 1932 in Flint to the late John and Charlotte (Sutkay) Look. She was a 1950 graduate of Unionville High School. On August 19, 1950 she married Bruce D. Protzman at Hayes United Methodist Church. Together with her husband she worked on the family’s dairy farm. She was a member of the Hayes United Methodist Church, Caseville American Legion Auxiliary and former member of Tip of the Thumb Leisure ministries. She was proud of her grandchildren, always willing to talk about her family and life.


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Onalee Kervin

Onalee Kervin

Name: Onalee Marie Kervin

Age: 78

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: July 21, 2017

Date of Birth: April 20, 1939

Date of Passing: July 15, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe. The service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with burial alongside her husband of fifty two years in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 22, 2017. In accordance with her wishes, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The Thumb Animal Shelter. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Onalee is survived by her children Thomas (Deb) Kervin and Kathryn (Tyler) Geiger, grandchildren Natasha Maschke, Nathan Geiger, James Kervin, and Noah Kervin, sister Cozette (Jim) McCormick, brother Don (Linda) Sturm, sister-in-law Joanne Alter, and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jim Kervin, parents Don and Etta Sturm, in-laws Leo and Julia Kervin, and niece Kate Moore.

Biography

Onalee Marie (Sturm) Kervin passed away on July 15, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was born April 20, 1939, at the Bad Axe General Hospital to Don and Etta (Britt) Sturm of Pigeon. On September 3, 1960, she was united in marriage to James P. Kervin at St. Francis Borgia Church of Pigeon. Onalee was raised in Pigeon, graduating in 1957 from Pigeon High School where she was a cheerleader and drum majorette. Her favorite teacher was Mr. Robert Storey, her band director. During the summers, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family at the family cottage in Caseville. Onalee enjoyed sewing, drawing, antique hunting, giving gifts, driving around the county visiting with family and friends, and most of all, she loved her four grandchildren.


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Thomas Homrich

Thomas Homrich

Name: Thomas J. Homrich

Age: 85

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: July 22, 2017

Date of Birth: October 02, 1931

Date of Passing: July 15, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am Saturday, July 22nd at St. Roch Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Pare presiding followed by military honors. Urn interment will be in St. Felix Cemetery, Pinnebog. Visitation will be 2-8 Friday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville with a memorial starting at 7pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society and Thumb Animal Shelter. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Thomas will be greatly missed and remembered by his loving children, Susan (Ronald Carpenter) Reimann of Ann Arbor, Dennis (Mary) Homrich of Kinde, Robert (Michelle Greer) Homrich of Dundee, Carolyn (Douglas Ignash) Homrich of Port Austin, Sheila Homrich of Pinnebog and Carin (Marc) Montei of Deford; grandchildren Erin Reimann, Alison (Ross) Bacon, Caitlin (Matthew) Homrich-Knieling, Jacob Homrich, Ethan Montei, Hannah Homrich, Adam Homrich and Lydia Montei; sisters-in-law Jane Giordano, Mary Boyd, Carol Homrich, Dee Werstine, Mary Werstine (MA) and Mary Werstine (MI); and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 54 years Joan W. Homrich, his son Jeffery D. Homrich, brothers Del and Ray, sister Rita, and brothers-in-law Bert, Bill, John, Bob, Richard and Ernie.

Biography

Thomas J. Homrich, 85, of Port Austin, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Thomas was born October 2, 1931 in Muskegon to the late Isadore and Louise Homrich. He began his successful career as a builder after his military service. His craftsmanship will live on in the many homes and projects he built and designed in Detroit, Huron County, and even Saudi Arabia. Thomas was an avid woodworker and handcrafted many one-of-a-kind birdhouses and driftwood creations. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and bravely served his country in the Korean War.


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Donald Stroud

Donald Stroud

Name: Donald F. Stroud

Age: 68

Hometown: Colfax Township, MI

Funeral Date: June 19, 2019

Date of Birth: January 29, 1949

Date of Passing: June 16, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Pastor Don will be 11 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with Rev. Robert Prince and Rev. Harry Kern officiating. Burial will take place at Colfax Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and on Monday, 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Pastor Don is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Deb Stroud of Bad Axe; his children: Donald L. Stroud and his wife, Rachel of Ypsilanti; Michelle J. Roetheli and her husband, Steffan of Kansas City, Missiouri; Matthew W. Stroud and his wife, Amber of Bad Axe and Mary E. Stimac and her husband, Sean of Vienna, Ohio; ten grandchildren: Samael, Ella, Savanna, Addisen, Noble, Isaac, Levi, Emma, Frances and Lucien; his brothers and sisters: Janet Williams and her husband, Matthew of Lindon, Utah, Robert Stroud and his wife, Shelley of Lake City, Florida and Edward Stroud of Bad Axe; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Stroud.

Biography

Rev. Donald F. Stroud, 68, of Colfax Township, passed away on June 16, 2017 at Huron Medical Center. Donald was born in Bad Axe on January 29, 1949 to the late Floyd and Frances (Haley) Stroud. On May 26, 1973, he married the love of his life, Debra L. Walker at the Bad Axe Church of the Nazarene. Don was pastor at the Filion Church of the Nazarene for the last twenty-four years. He was treasurer for the Nazarene Thumb Zone Fellowship Committee. When he was younger, he farmed and worked for Larry Weiderhold as a truck mechanic and repair man. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting, fishing and tending to his farm animals.


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