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Shirley Fleming

Shirley Fleming

Name: Shirley Ann Fleming

Age: 80

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: December 22, 2014

Date of Birth: March 10, 1934

Date of Passing: December 18, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be 11 am Monday, December 22nd at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial at Colfax Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm on Sunday, December 21st at MacAlpine Funeral Home and from 10-11 am on Monday, December 22nd. Memorials may be offered to McLaren Hospice. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneral.com

Family of the Deceased

Shirley is survived by her children Terry (Gordy) Moak of Port Huron, Kathy Farmer of Algonac, Joe (Sheila) Fleming of Algonac, John (Gina) Fleming of Port Huron, Bob (Tammy) Fleming of Bad Axe, and Rick (Karen) Fleming of Sandusky; sister Mary Cales of Sandusky; twenty three grandchildren, thirty four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother Elton Dove, son Melvin Dove and grandson Brandon Moak.

Biography

Shirley Ann Fleming, 80, formerly of Bad Axe passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014 at her home in Algonac. Shirley was born on March 10, 1934 to the late Melvin and Lillian (Cook) Dove in St. Clair County. She was united in marriage to Henry (Hank) J. Fleming on July 11, 1959. They were together for nearly 52 years before he passed away on February 19, 2011. Shirley enjoyed crafting, making quilts, baking, and sewing. She was a great cook, loved to polka dance with Hank and travel.


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Randy Peruski

Randy Peruski

Name: Randy Joseph Peruski

Age: 51

Hometown: Ubly

Funeral Date: December 18, 2014

Date of Birth: April 08, 1963

Date of Passing: December 16, 2014

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Friday, December 19 at St. John Catholic Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Thursday from 1:30-9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00-10:00 am. There will be a parish vigil service Thursday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Randy’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Randy is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Barbara of Ubly; two daughters, Ashley Grifka and her fiancée, Lee Haener of Peck and Kelsey Peruski and her significant other, Jason Schulz of Ubly; one grandson, Easton Schulz of Ubly; his parents, Stanley and Lorraine Peruski of Ubly; two brothers, Daniel and his wife Roxanne, and Kevin and his wife, Debbie, all of Ubly; three sisters, Carolyn Flannery and her husband, Pat of Bad Axe, Kelly Bullock and her husband, Steve of Traverse City, Angie Weber and her husband Tom of Minden City ; his mothers-in-law, Diane Grifka and Catherine Grifka, both of Ubly; one sister-in-law, Donna Osantowski and her significant other, Scott McDonald of Ubly; one brother-in-law, Andrew Grifka of Ubly; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Tyler Peruski, his grandparents, Henry and Grace Peruski, William and Anna Volmering; father-in-law, George Grifka, niece, Jillian Peruski; brother-in-law, Dennis Grifka.

Biography

Mr. Randy Joseph Peruski, 51 of Ubly, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from a long term illness at home with his loving family by his side while under hospice care. Randy was born on April 8, 1963 in Bad Axe to Stanley and Lorraine (Volmering) Peruski. He married Barbara Grifka on July 7, 1990 at St. John Catholic Church in Ubly. He was a dedicated farmer all of his life and took great pride in everything he did. He loved to be outside and take care of his animals. Randy was well known in the farming community and made so many friends in his lifetime. He was a kind and caring man who would do anything for anyone. Randy cherished spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched during his time here on earth.


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Shirley Leppek

Shirley Leppek

Name: Shirley Jane Leppek

Age: 76

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: December 18, 2014

Date of Birth: April 09, 1938

Date of Passing: December 15, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will take place 11 am on Thursday, December 18th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Rob Howe presiding. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm on Wednesday, December 17th at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with scripture at 7 pm and from 10 – 11 am on Thursday, December 18th at the church. Memorials may be offered to: Huntington’s disease Research or Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Shirley is survived by nine children: Raymond (Colleen)Leppek, Thomas (Valerie)Leppek, James (Tina) Leppek, Elizabeth Patterson, Angeline (Tony) Sikorski, Timothy (Denise) Leppek, Andrew (Patricia) Leppek, Susan (Shaun) Shuart and Mark (Elizabeth) Leppek; twenty two grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers: Patrick (Vicki), George (Mary), Doug (Tammy) and Paul (Mary) Greyerbiehl; four sisters: Nancy (Henry) Janik, Patricia Grigg, Theresa (Philip) Provot; and Brenda (Thomas) Kreh; brother in law Ed Sweeney, sister in law Beverly Greyerbiehl, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Greyerbiehl and infant Thomas Greyerbiehl and by one sister, Janet Sweeney and son in law Brent Patterson.

Biography

Shirley Jane Leppek, 76, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away on December 15, 2014 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Shirley was born on April 9, 1938 to the late George and Helen (Hill) Greyerbiehl in Bad Axe. She married Raymond Donald Leppek on August 20, 1955 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. They were married for fifty one years before he passed away on September 21, 2006. Shirley was a devout Catholic, reading the Bible and prayed the rosary regularly. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors, going for walks and loved reading. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


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Judith Lesock

Judith Lesock

Name: Judith Lesock

Age: 81

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: December 17, 2014

Date of Birth: May 31, 1933

Date of Passing: December 14, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Wednesday, December 17th at the Caseville United Methodist Church with Rev. Linda Fuller officiating. Entombment will be in the Colfax Township Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be 1-8 pm Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville. She will lie in-state one hour prior to the service in church on Wednesday. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Caseville Food Pantry. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children Tracey (Joseph) Toth of St. Clair Shores, W. Todd (Terri) of Sterling Heights, and Stephanie (Jon) Wagner of Bay Village, Ohio; grandchildren Joe (Erin), Angel, Ryan (Megan), Alex and Quinn; and several much loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Judith and brother James Fleming.

Biography

Judith Fleming Lesock, 81, of Caseville died suddenly Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Judy was born May 31, 1933 in Pinnebog to the late Charles Jay and Mildred Jane (Varney) Fleming. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1950 and then attended Central Michigan University. She graduated from Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. On July 1, 1955 she married Dr. William John Lesock of Lakewood, Ohio at St. Steven Catholic Church in River Rouge. He preceded her in death on October 22, 1998. Judy worked as a registered nurse at Henry Ford and Beaumont Hospitals before remaining at home to raise her family. In 1988 she retired to Ponte Vedra, Florida where she became involved with the PGA Tour for 10 years. After her husband’s death she returned to the Thumb, settling in Caseville. She was a member of the Caseville United Methodist Church and their altar society, Caseville Eagles Auxiliary, Henry Ford Hospital Alumni Assoc., Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, an active volunteer at Helping Hand Thrift Store, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Mount Clemens Symphony Orchestra.


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Helen Hass

Helen Hass

Name: Helen D. Hass

Age: 83

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: December 17, 2014

Date of Birth: March 10, 1931

Date of Passing: December 14, 2014

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Bagnall officiating. Interment will be in Novesta Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Hass: Richard Easton, TJ Thorp, Franklin Horning and John Nitz. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 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. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Family of the Deceased

Helen is survived by her daughter, JoAnn (Steve) Smukala of Bad Axe; grandson, TJ (Jessica Sweet) Thorp of Ruth; granddaughter, Shannon (Franklin) Horning of Cass City; great grandchildren: Erica, Natalie and Bradley; sister: Alice Travis of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by brothers: Emmett Dalton, Raymond Dalton and William Dalton; sisters: Bonnie Chopp, Naomi Minnick.

Biography

Helen D. Hass, 83, of Cass City,MI died Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility following a long illness. She was born March 10, 1931 in Roseville to Benjamin F. and Marian A. (Everts) Dalton. She married Calvin G. Easton August 27, 1955 in Cass City. He died June 23, 1994. She married Walter A. Hass November 7, 1998 in Cass City. He died December 20, 2007. Helen was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cass City for over 46 years. She worked for Higby’s Pharmacy in Bad Axe as a clerk from 1955 to 1967. Helen was a member of the Cass City VFW Post #3644 Auxiliary. Over the years Helen enjoyed flower gardening, reading, skating, and dancing.


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Carole Anderson

Carole Anderson

Name: Carole M. Anderson

Age: 84

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: December 16, 2014

Date of Birth: March 06, 1930

Date of Passing: December 12, 2014

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. John Britt, pastor, officiating. Cremation will follow, and burial will take place at Caseville Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Program or the Caseville Library Club. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Monday, December 15 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. AND AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, PIGEON: Tuesday, December 16 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

Carole dearly loved her family. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Anderson of Caseville; children, Paul B. (Kathy) Anderson of Roanoke, Texas, David W. (Gretchen) Anderson of Parker, Colorado, Cheryl R. (Thomas) Cullen of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nancy C. (Scott) Smith of Pigeon; grandchildren: Jason (Emily) Smith, Sara Smith, Michelle (Andrew) Schneider, Michael Anderson, and Kathryn Smith; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Shearrow.

Biography

Carole M. Anderson, 84 of Caseville, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. She was born in Akron, Michigan on March 6, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Cora G. (Louks) Rohlfs. On December 23, 1952 she was united in marriage to William J. Anderson in Caro. Carole received her Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1952 from Alma College, where she was also a Homecoming Queen. She was a piano teacher for many years. She taught music with Caseville Public School in 1975 and Bad Axe Public Schools 1976-1989. She worked for Real Estate One in Caseville through the 1990’s. Carole enjoyed traveling with Bill and wintering in Arizona. She was a member of the Caseville Library Club for many years, and she conducted the Caseville Community Cantata for many years as well. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pigeon.


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Robert Ahearn

Robert Ahearn

Name: Robert G. Ahearn

Age: 56

Hometown: Colfax Township

Funeral Date: December 17, 2014

Date of Birth: March 12, 1958

Date of Passing: December 10, 2014

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family memorial gathering will be held Saturday. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Robert is survived by his son Jimmy (Tamy) Ahearn of St. Claire Shores; daughter Maria Ahearn and significant other, Aaron Cregeur of Ubly; brothers Thomas (Peggy) Ahearn of Bad Axe; Frank (Linda) Ahearn of Bad Axe; Brian (Eileen) Ahearn of Warren; sisters Marlene Coral of Missouri; Kathleen (Ricrado) Barreda of Dallas, Texas; Mary (Leroy) Havens of Croswell; sister in law Susan Ahearn of Bad Axe; grandchildren Austin and Braden Cregeur; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers John and Daniel and a sister Bridget.

Biography

Robert G. Ahearn, 56, of Colfax Township passed away on December 10, 2014 at his home under hospice care. Robert was born in Bad Axe on March 12, 1958 to the late Thomas and Mary (Shine) Ahearn. Bob graduated from Davenport University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Huron Behavioral Health. Bob enjoyed being in the outdoors, taking care of animals and working in his flower and plant gardens.


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Lorene Miller

Lorene Miller

Name: Lorene L. Miller

Age: 87

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: December 15, 2014

Date of Birth: December 04, 1927

Date of Passing: December 10, 2014

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 1-8pm. The funeral service will be Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Funeral Home at 11am. Pastor Charles Kuhl will be officiating. Burial will take place privately at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Memorial donations may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children: Carol (Robert) Krenz, Larry (special friend Cathy Savgie) Miller, Connie (Gregory) Green, Lynn (special friend Patrick Temple) Miller, Sheila (Thom Eisenberger) Miller and Chris (special friend Lori Kelley) Miller; grandchildren: Grete’ Miller, Lindsey Hikes, Jenny Krenz and Kelly Haddock; great grandchildren: Avia’ Atta,Fisher Krenz and Kennedy Hikes. She is preceded in death by her husband, Casper; and 14 siblings.

Biography

Lorene L. Miller, age 87, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Lorene was born December 4, 1927 in Port Hope, MI. She was the daughter of the late William and Martha (Lidke) Hartz. On June 12, 1948 she married Casper Miller. He preceded her in death February 2000. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She helped her husband many years with the family commercial fishing business. She enjoyed riding her bike, baking, walking, flowers and spending time with her family.


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Charles Klee

Charles Klee

Name: Charles M. Klee

Age: 74

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: December 13, 2014

Date of Birth: April 11, 1940

Date of Passing: December 10, 2014

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11 am. at St. Hubert Parish-Sacred Heart Church in Bad Axe. 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 Friday from 1-8 pm. or Saturday at the church from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Friday at 7 pm. at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: Beloved wife-Judy Klee of Bad Axe. 3 brothers-Gerald (Agnes) Klee of Stanton. Ronald Klee of Texas. Gary (Deborah) Klee of Harbor Beach. 5 sisters-Agnes (Donald) Siemen of Harbor Beach. Elvera (Raymond) Osantowski of Shelby Township. Evelyn (Roman) Osantowski of Armada. Margaret (Ronald) Schmitz of Allenton. Helen (David) Randall of Kawkawlin. 1 sister-in-law-Marge (Wayne) Dickinson of Marquette. 2 brothers-in-law-Walter (Diane) Samulski of Canton. Michael Samulski of Waterford. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by: One brother-in-law-Robert Samulski

Biography

Charles M. Klee, age 74, of Bad Axe, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 11, 1940 in Harbor Beach, son of the late Charles and Anna (Gusa) Klee. He married Judy Samulski on October 15, 1966 in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. Chuck worked several years at Active Industires/Tower Automotive. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and eating out at various restaurants and coffee shops with family and friends. He had a gift for tinkering with lawn mowers or whatever needed fixing. He was a good hearted soul and was very generous when it came to helping others in any way he could.


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Hermingilda Watterworth

Hermingilda Watterworth

Name: Hermingilda Watterworth

Age: 86

Hometown: Marlette, MI

Funeral Date: December 13, 2014

Date of Birth: March 04, 1928

Date of Passing: December 10, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 13th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville with Rev. Paul Bousquette, pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Redford, officiating. Burial will be in Caseville Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11am Saturday until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association (fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease). Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her sister Johanna Bracket; sisters-in-law Mary Lou and Elaine; brothers-in-law Robert, Alan, and Glenn; five nieces and nephews; and her special care givers niece Barbara (William) Gielow. She was preceded by her parents, husband, brother Osker, brothers-in-law Tom and Richard, and sister-in-law Sally.

Biography

Hermingilda “Gilda” Watterworth, 86, of Marlette, formerly of Caseville, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the United Hospice Service of Marlette Hospital. Gilda was born March 4, 1928 in Vienna, Austria to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Fehm) Bauer and grew up under the German occupation during World War II. She met her future husband Bruce while he served in the US Army on occupation duty in Vienna. They were married in Vienna on July 18, 1947. Bruce preceded her in death on August 12, 1993. After marrying she and her husband moved to her husband’s parent’s farm near Gotts Corner in December of 1948. In 1958 they moved to their home on Sand Point. Gilda worked at the drive-in theater near Gotts Corner, at the Caseville State Bank as a cashier and as a telephone operator with General Telephone in Caseville. In 2009 she moved to an independent living facility in Marlette.


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