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Charlene Bensinger

Charlene Bensinger

Name: Charlene Patricia Bensinger

Age: 89

Hometown: Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: December 15, 2018

Date of Birth: February 11, 1929

Date of Passing: December 09, 2018

Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral service for Charlene will be Saturday, December 15 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. Pastor Carol Corbishely will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the service at 1:00 pm. Memorials for Charlene’s family can be made in care of her daughter, Karen Lackowski. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Charlene’s family

Family of the Deceased

Charlene is survived by her daughter, Karen Lackowski and her husband Dan; her cherished grandchildren, Jared (Sarah) Lackowski and Kara (Michael) Lyons; great grandson Clayton; loving sister, Donna Noble; several nieces and nephews. Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Esther, Merideth (Evelyn), Elton (Joyce), Shirley Ann Motz; one brother-in-law, Stuart Noble; mother-in-law and father-in-law, A. Winifred and Franklin Bensinger; brothers-in-law, Clayton (Evelyn) Bensinger, Robert (Vera) Bensinger, Therman “Bruce” Bensinger.

Biography

Mrs. Charlene Patricia Bensinger quietly left us Sunday night, December 9, 2018 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Bad Axe. She was born on February 11, 1929 to Bertha and Freeman Motz. She married Gordon L. Bensinger on June 9, 1956 at the Elkton Evangelical United Brethren Church in Elkton, MI. He preceded her in death in March 26, 2003. Together they raised one daughter, Karen and welcomed her husband, Daniel as their son. Charlene was a graduate of Elkton High School. She worked for many years at the Bad Axe ASC office before staying home to raise their daughter. In 1976, she and her husband opened Buds and Blossoms Flower Shop in Ubly. They eventually opened a second shop in Cass City, before retiring in 1997. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ubly. She loved playing Scrabble and cherished time with family. The loves of her life were her grandchildren, Jared and Kara. For the past 2 ½ years, her great grandson, Clayton James, put the twinkle back in her eye. We will miss her quiet wit, charm and love. Karen and her family wish to say thank you to all the staff at Meadow Lane, where Charlene resided for many years for caring for, loving her and being her extended family when we could not be there. Thank You.


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Doris Zdrojewski

Doris Zdrojewski

Name: Doris M. Zdrojewski

Age: 85

Hometown: Palms, MI

Funeral Date: December 13, 2018

Date of Birth: August 27, 1933

Date of Passing: December 10, 2018

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial for Doris will be 12 noon, Thursday, December 13 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish in Palms. Rev Todd Arnberg, pastor will officiate. Burial will be Downing Cemetery of Deckerville. Visitation for Doris will be from 10:00 until 11:45 am at the church only. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Please make donations to Doris’ family c/o Ronald Zdrojewski. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Doris’ family.

Family of the Deceased

Doris is survived by four sons; James "Porky" Zdrojewski of Palms, Steven (Suzanne) Zdrojewski of Hubert, North Carolina, Richard (Lana) Zdrojewski of Port Huron and Ronald Zdrojewski of Palms; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister in law, Betty Scott. She was preceded in death by two sons; Anthony “Bob” and Michael “Mike” Zdrojewski; three brothers, Gordon, William and Harry Scott; one sister, Agnes Seneski; two sisters in law, Betsy and Mary.

Biography

Mrs. Doris M. Zdrojewski, 85 of Palms, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at Autumnwood of Deckerville after a long illness. Doris was born August 27, 1933 in McGregor, Michigan to the late Ollie and Jessie (Waun) Scott. She married S. Anthony “Whitey” Zdrojewski on June 13, 1953 at St. Patrick’s of Palms. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2015. Doris was a graduate of the Country School. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Palms since 1953. She farmed with her family and was a dietician at Deckerville Community Hospital for over 30 years. She enjoyed camping, music, dancing to polkas, cooking, playing cards, visiting with family and friends and bowling at Gillis’ Bar in Minden City.


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James Fligger

James Fligger

Name: James Fligger

Age: 81

Hometown: Ubly

Funeral Date: December 15, 2018

Date of Birth: March 05, 1937

Date of Passing: December 09, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 am at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

James is survived by his children, Michelle McClellan of Arizona and James “Jeff” (Lisa) Fligger of Richmond. Grandchildren – Brett McClellan of Illinois, Brenna McClellan of Arizona, Sean, Heather, Brendan Fligger of Richmond and Shelby Fligger of Royal Oak. Sisters – Virginia “Marie” (Edward) Mroczek of Sandusky and Bernadine “Bernie” Janowiak of Bad Axe. Brothers – Marvin Fligger of Lake Orion, Ralph “Herb” (Eleanor) Fligger of Bad Axe and John (Sandra) Fligger of Filion. Special friend – Mary Hagen. Many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death his brothers, Alexander “Bob” Fligger and Elmer “Red” Fligger. Brother-in-law- Herbert Janowiak.

Biography

James Fligger, age 81, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at his home in Ubly. James was born March 5, 1937 in Verona Township, son of the late Alexander and Virginia (Grifka) Fligger. James served his country in the US Army. He worked as a self-employed electrician for many years and then worked for Cal Star in Arkansas for 12 years before retiring. He invented and manufactured Jiffy Fiber Tumbler. James enjoyed rebuilding classic cars, woodworking, dancing, bird watching and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and playing with his dogs, Jasmin and Dottie.


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Elizabeth Farver

Elizabeth Farver

Name: Elizabeth Farver

Age: 80

Hometown: Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: December 13, 2018

Date of Birth: January 07, 1938

Date of Passing: December 08, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday, December 13th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton with Rev. Rodney Schwab officiating. Visitation will be 2-7 Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband Bruce; children Brion of Elkton, Laura (Gerry) McIvor of Midland, Lezlie (Bob) Zielinski of Caseville, Susan (David) Bouck of Pigeon and Kelly (Tim) Ferguson of Pigeon; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; siblings Mary Jo (Ed) Kosinski of Elkton, Rhonda (Greg) Matelski of Bad Axe and Kevin (Peggy) Forster of Caseville; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert, sister Judy, great-granddaughter Keagen and daughter-in-law Cindy Chappel Farver.

Biography

Elizabeth “Betsy” Farver, 80, of Elkton, died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Betsy was born January 7, 1938 in Elkton to the late Rudolph and Arleta (Roth) Forster. She was in the Class of 1956 from Elkton High School. She married Bruce L. Farver February 11, 1956 in Angola, Indiana. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She loved being a wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, baking and her cats.


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Martin Osantoski

Martin Osantoski

Name: Martin Joseph Osantoski

Age: 93

Hometown: Bad Axe,MI

Funeral Date: December 08, 2018

Date of Birth: November 28, 1925

Date of Passing: December 06, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial for Martin J. Osantoski will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:30 am at St. Hubert Parish – Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Fr. Rob Howe officiating. Friends may call for visitation at the church from 10:30 am until the service time at 11:30 am. Cremation will follow with interment with military honors at St. Edward’s Cemetery in Kinde in the spring. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Courtney Manor for their kindness and care. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Martin is survived by his wife Beatrice (Klama) Osantoski of Bad Axe. Two brothers – Peter Osantowski of Detroit and Arthur (Marie) Osantoski of Bad Axe. Three sisters – Virginia Partaka of Harbor Beach, Martha Stasinski of Redford, and Rose Schumacher of Flint. Sister-in-law – Joann Osantowski of Detroit. Many nieces and nephews. Step-children – Gary and Laurie Pionk of Ruth, Herb and Marilyn Pionk of Ruth, Dave and Sharon Rich of Deckerville, Randy and Arlene Brown of Bad Axe, Caroline Maurer of Ubly, Angeline Waddell of Springfield, Illinois, Lillian and Gary Rooney of Shelby Township and Oral Beaver of New Baltimore. Many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Martin was preceded in death by: Five brothers – Roman, Theodore, Robert, Fabian and Adam Osantowski. Three sisters – Minnie Nowiski, Laura Jaskowski and Susie Kociba. One step-daughter – Raymonda Beaver. One step son-in-law –Haven Maurer.

Biography

Martin Joseph Osantoski, age 93, of Bad Axe, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Courtney Manor Nursing Facility in Bad Axe. Martin was born October 28, 1925 in Parisville, son of the late Peter and Rose (Czewski) Osantowski. He attended St. Mary Catholic School in Parisville until sixth grade. He married Frances Shubert on June 22, 1957. She preceded him in death on February 15, 1993. Martin then married Beatrice Pionk on February 13, 1999. Martin worked for Hudson Motor as a millright from 1944 – 1952. He was inducted into the US Army July 18, 1952 and served until he was Honorably Discharged from the Army of the United States on April 21, 1954, earning a Korean Service Ribbon with 2 Bronze Service Stars, a National Defense Service Medal and a United Nations Service Medal. Martin then worked at Active Industries in Sebewaing, MI in machine repair until he retired. He was a member of the Parisville VFW Post 5740 and enjoyed woodworking and visiting at the senior center.


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Stanley Wolschlager

Stanley Wolschlager

Name: Stanley Wolschlager

Age: 92

Hometown: Sheridan Township, MI

Funeral Date: December 11, 2018

Date of Birth: June 24, 1926

Date of Passing: December 05, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial for Stanley and Josephine will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Hubert Parish – Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm or Tuesday at the church from 9:30 am until the service time at 10:30 am. A Knights of Columbus rosary and Challice service will be offered at 6:30 pm at the funeral home, followed by a scripture service at 7 pm. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Wolschlager of Sheridan Township on December 1, 2018. Son - Gordon (Rhonda) Wolschlager of Fort Collins, CO. Daughter - Rose Ann Hinman of Macomb, special friend (Rob) Daughter-in-law – Jo Wolschlager of Bad Axe. Brother- Kenneth (Audrey) Wolschlager, In-laws - Jenny (Russell) Woodliff of Lincoln Park, Lorraine Wolschlager Bad Axe. Grandchildren – Seth (Lauren) Wolschlager, Jared(Marie) Wolschlager, Todd Wolschlager, Renee (Ed) Boyd, Ryan Hinman special friend (Vicki), Martin Wolschlager and Jill (Gavin) Bowers. Great Grandchildren-Wyatt and Eliana Boyd Many nieces and nephews. Stanley was preceded in death by: Wife - Josephine Wolschlager Son – Steven Wolschlager. Two Daughters – Judith Lynn Wolschlager and Baby Stella Agnes Wolschlager. Raymond, Archie, Wilmer (Marion), Melvin, Elgin(MaryJane)Wolschlager, Evelyn(Henne) Ochoa, Ernestina(Ralph)Volmering (Elmer)Hessling, Harry Ozanic.

Biography

Stanley Wolschlager, age 92, of Sheridan Township, was called by the Lord to join the love of his life, Josephine on Dec 5, 2018. Stanley was born in Bad Axe, Michigan on June 24, 1926, son of the late Frank and Agnes (Depcinski). He married Josephine Pikula on September 4, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Stanley was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister, an usher and a past member of the Sacred Heart Church Council. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1546 and a 4th Degree member of Bishop Babcock assembly in the Color Corp, served as Grand Knight and 4th Degree Navigator. He attended the Becking Rural School and after high school graduation Stanley attended Michigan State University for Agriculture. Stanley worked as a machinist, did excavating work, and retired from working at the church as a bus driver and grounds keeper.He enjoyed farming all of his life and part of that was being a 4-H Leader. He loved gardening and his apple orchard and sharing his harvest with others, he loved taking care of the lawn and flower beds, playing cards, playing softball, watching the Detroit Tigers, his love for ice cream, making popcorn balls for Halloween, Florida winters, and especially spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.


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Josephine Wolschlager

Josephine Wolschlager

Name: Josephine Wolschlager

Age: 84

Hometown: Sheridan Township, MI

Funeral Date: December 11, 2018

Date of Birth: July 15, 1934

Date of Passing: December 01, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Hubert Parish – Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm or Tuesday at the church from 9:30 am until the service time at 10:30 am. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be held on Monday at 4:00 pm at the funeral home. A scripture service will be offered at 7 pm at the funeral home. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Josephine was succeeded in death by her husband, Stanley Wolschlager of Sheridan Township, four days following her date of death. Son - Gordon (Rhonda) Wolschlager of Fort Collins, CO. Daughter - Rose Ann Hinman of Macomb, special friend (Rob) Daughter-in-law – Jo Wolschlager of Bad Axe. Sister - Jenny (Russell) Woodliff of Lincoln Park In-Laws- Kenneth (Audrey) Wolschlager, Lorraine Wolschlager Grandchildren – Seth (Lauren) Wolschlager, Jared(Marie) Wolschlager, Todd Wolschlager, Renee (Ed) Boyd, Ryan Hinman special friend (Vicki), Martin Wolschlager and Jill (Gavin) Bowers. Great Grandchildren-Wyatt and Eliana Boyd Many nieces and nephews. Josephine was preceded in death by: Son – Steven Wolschlager. Two Daughters – Judith Lynn Wolschlager and Baby Stella Agnes Wolschlager. In-Laws- Raymond, Archie, Wilmer (Marion), Melvin, Elgin(MaryJane)Wolschlager, Evelyn(Henne) Ochoa, Ernestina(Ralph) Volmering (Elmer)Hessling, Harry Ozanic.

Biography

Josephine Wolschlager, age 84, of Sheridan Township, went to be with the Lord Dec 1, 2018. She passed away in the arms of her loving husband, Stanley. Josephine was born in Toronto, Canada on July 15, 1934, daughter of the late Frank and Stella (Fliss)Pikula. She married Stanley Wolschlager on September 4, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Josephine was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister and had served as the president of the Alter Society. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella Circle 608 for over 50 years, serving as a recording secretary, trustee and regent. Josephine also served as Township Clerk of Sheridan Township. She worked in the Banking industry for 40 years. She enjoyed canning, making popcorn balls for Halloween, quilting, crocheting, gardening, playing cards, watching the Detroit Tigers, Florida winters, and especially spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.


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Dorothy Sting

Dorothy Sting

Name: Dorothy Belle Sting

Age: 94

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: December 08, 2018

Date of Birth: February 17, 1924

Date of Passing: December 01, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday, December 8th at the St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Berne with Rev. Steven Neuman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00am Saturday at the church and continue until the service time. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Berne or Michigan Lutheran Seminary. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children Sharon (Norman) Trier of Davenport, Iowa, Eldon Jr. (LuAnn) of Mankato, Minnesota and James (Susan) Sting of Pigeon; grandchildren Luke, Paul, Ruth, Seth, Caleb, Joshua, Rachel, Sarah, David, Deborah, Emily, Daniel and Andrew; 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Biography

Dorothy Belle Sting, 94, of Pigeon, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Home Sweet Home in Pigeon. Dorothy was born February 17, 1924 in Peck to the late Carl and Ruth (Keck) Sharrard. She married Eldon Carl Sting on October 22, 1949 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Berne; he preceded her in death December 30, 1979. She retired from EPBP Laker Schools as a business teacher. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Berne and the church’s women’s society. She was a talented stained glass artist, having made many of the windows for her church’s addition. She enjoyed quilting and flower gardening.


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