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Chloris Pomeroy Jr.

Chloris Pomeroy Jr.

Name: Chloris "Spike" Pomeroy Jr.

Age: 77

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: March 01, 2017

Date of Birth: August 28, 1939

Date of Passing: February 25, 2017

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, MI with Rev. Jackie Roe of Cass City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment is in Hickory Island Cemetery, Akron Township, MI. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City, MI. 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City, MI.

Family of the Deceased

Spike is survived by his daughters: Kristie Pomeroy of Loveland, CO; Heidi (Don Reest) Lemans of Lapeer, MI. Grandchildren: Alexys Lemans, Garrett Pomeroy, Dylan Pomeroy, Zachary Lemans, Sydni Lemans. Sister, Carole Thomas of Holiday, FL; nephew, Brian Thomas; niece, Locki Johnroe. He is preceded in death by his son, Patrick Pomeroy.

Biography

Chloris "Spike" Pomeroy Jr., 77, of Cass City, MI died Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Northwood Meadows Medical Care Unit. He was born August 28, 1939 in Wyandotte, MI to Chloris "Fritz" and Marion Aleen (Ainsworth) Pomeroy. Spike graduated from Unionville High School in 1958. He was employed as a journeyman electrician. In younger years Spike enjoyed snow skiing and rock climbing. He loved outdoor activities including deer hunting and duck hunting. Two of his favorite pastimes were flying model airplanes and attending air shows.


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Richard Holdwick

Richard Holdwick

Name: Richard J. Holdwick

Age: 82

Hometown: Verona Township, MI

Funeral Date: February 28, 2017

Date of Birth: November 02, 1934

Date of Passing: February 23, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11 am at St. Hubert Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. Officiating will be Fr. Rob Howe, pastor. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Monday from 2-8 pm. or Tuesday at the church from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Monday 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

Richard is survived by: Wife of 52 years: Rosalia Holdwick of Bad Axe. His children: Judy and Nick Romzek of Sandusky, MI., Tom and Jennifer Holdwick of Harbor Beach, Roy Holdwick of Bad Axe, Amy and Jeff Collings of Frankenmuth. Grandchildren: Megan and Matt Schlund of Sebewaing, Geoffery Romzek of Argyle, Katelynn Romzek of Kemanee, IL, Cole Romzek of Sandusky, MI., Payton and Lucas Collings of Frankenmuth. Step-Great-Grandson-Kameron Schlund. Brothers (in laws) and Sisters (in laws): (Theresa Holdwick), Arlene Emming, Ed (Marie) Holdwick, Bill (Audrey) Holdwick, Linda Kirsch, Paul (Maryann) Holdwick, Marjorie (Dave) Androl, Ike (Dorothy) Holdwick, Dennis Holdwick, Barbara (Bob) Ingles, Gene (Mary) Holdwick, Pat (Carl) Roth. Richard was preceded in death by: Infant son-Stephen Michael Holdwick, brothers Harold & Brian Holdwick, Brother-laws Bob Emming & Ken Kirsch.

Biography

Richard J. Holdwick, age 82, passed away at his home in Verona Township on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Richard was born On November 2, 1934 in Harbor Beach, son of the late Jerome and Stella (Mausolf) Holdwick. He married Rosalia (Terbrack) on August 29, 1964 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. He served overseas in the U.S. Army 1957-1959, receiving the Good Conduct Medal-Marksman (Rifle)-Marksman (Carbine). He was known for his meticulous work as a master woodworker and enjoyed his portable sawmill.


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Larry Stanton

Larry Stanton

Name: Larry Stanton

Age: 68

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: February 25, 2017

Date of Birth: January 21, 1949

Date of Passing: February 22, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until time of service. Per Larry’s wishes, cremation will take place after the service at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Larry is survived by his mother, Mildred Stanton of Bad Axe; his sons: Aaron Stanton of Minden City, and Todd Stanton of Dearborn; his daughter: Sara Dykes and her husband, Michael, of Armada; grandchildren: Maxwell and Zachary Dykes and Ella Casimiro; his brothers: Bob Stanton and his wife, Sue, of Lapeer, Dale Stanton and his wife, Susie, of Emmett, and Roger Stanton and his wife, Carrie, of Elkton; sisters: Karen Scott of Bad Axe and Kathy Schenk and her husband, Dick, of Bad Axe; sister in-law, Sheri Stanton of Kinde and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Stanton of Kinde and his brother-in-law, Bill Scott.

Biography

Larry “Freckles” Stanton, 68, of Bad Axe, passed away on February 22, 2017 at his home. Larry was born on January 21, 1949 in Bad Axe, Michigan to Mildred (Williams) Stanton and to the late Carl Stanton. He graduated from Harbor Beach High School in 1967. Freckles, as he was affectionately known, enjoyed fishing and hunting. In his youth, he used to play Euchre, Poker, horseshoes, and was in many softball leagues. He also enjoyed racing snow mobiles and car racing in Ubly and Owendale. He retired from road construction/ Local #1191 Laborers Union. Larry also helped out at the Kiehl farms.


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Gloria Baker Armstrong

Gloria Baker Armstrong

Name: Gloria Eleanor (Messing) Baker Armstrong

Age: 75

Hometown: Lehigh Acres, Fl, formerly of Bad Axe

Funeral Date: February 27, 2017

Date of Birth: July 13, 1941

Date of Passing: February 21, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Bad Axe First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Sunday from 2 – 5 pm. or Monday at the church from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the Hope Hospice House in Lehigh Acres, FL or the Bad Axe First Baptist Church. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Gloria is survived by her son, Michael Baker (Kim Hedger-Carey) of Alva, FL; her daughter, Linda Baker Chumbler (Michael) of Harbor Springs, MI; her step daughters, Linda Armstrong Severino (Jimmy) of Des Moines, IA, and Sharon Armstrong of Mayville, MI; two grandchildren, Carson and Stella Chumbler; her brothers, Ken Messing (Mary) of Bad Axe, MI, and Donald Messing (Diane) of Alma, CO; her sister, Jane Messing (Dan Rapson) of Andover, KS; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Eleanor (Swartz) Messing and her brother, Dale Messing.

Biography

Gloria Eleanor (Messing) Baker Armstrong, age 75, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and formerly of Bad Axe, Michigan, passed away February 21, 2017 (her mom’s birthday) at Hope Hospice House in Lehigh Acres, Florida, after a brief illness. Gloria was the daughter of Norman and Eleanor (Swartz) Messing of Bad Axe, MI, born July 13, 1941, in Detroit. She graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1959 and then from St. Mary’s Nursing School in 1962. She married David J. Baker in Bad Axe in 1963. He preceded her in death in 1981. She later married Donald Paul Armstrong of Bad Axe, in 1985. He also preceded her in death on February 23, 2016. Gloria was a registered nurse for over 38 years. Her nursing experiences include Labor and Delivery, Geriatric Nursing, and Home Care Nursing. She was the Assistant Director of Nursing at the Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe, and later specialized in home care all throughout Lee County in Southwest Florida. She was passionate about nursing and loved helping people. Gloria enjoyed scrapbooking, water aerobics, playing euchre, reading and studying the Bible and socializing with her friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bad Axe for many years and recently Grace Bible Church in Fort Myers, Florida.


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Connie Henne

Connie Henne

Name: Connie "Chelo" Henne

Age: 74

Hometown: Bay Port, MI.

Funeral Date: February 24, 2017

Date of Birth: January 04, 1943

Date of Passing: February 21, 2017

Funeral Home: Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Rivers Edge Church, with Pastor John Gunden officiating. Burial will be in New Bay Port Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice of Cass City or Bible Church Homeless Coalition, Port Austin. Please share memories online at MeyersieckBussemaFuneralHome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Thursday, February 23 2 – 8 p.m. AND AT RIVERS EDGE CHURCH, CASEVILLE: Friday, Friday 22 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

Her children and step children include Nick Henne, Wendy Bowlin, Nina Murdoch, Charles (Donna) Henne and Steven Henne. Grandchildren: Brian Murdoch, Jessica (Dave) Kowalski, Bo (Deanne) Murdoch, Alissa (Kelly) Edwards, André (Morgan) Schillinger, Steve Henne, Ryan (Kyla) Henne and Jamie (Lisa) Henne. Great-grandchildren: Erin Murdoch, Peyton Edwards, Isabella Edwards, Christopher Bozich, Andrew Bozich, John Bozich, Matthew Murdoch, Baylor Schillinger, Barrett Schillinger, Brayden Henne, and Gracyn Henne. Sisters: Emily Kuhl, Louise Munoz, Sara Birk, and Irene Picklo. She was preceded in death by Cande Casto, Natalie Soliz, Sam Martinez, Frank Martinez, Paul Martinez, Robert Martinez, Olivia Torres, Steven Henne (1977), Erin Schillinger (1988), Joey Henne (2001), and Eli Henne (2015).

Biography

Connie “Chelo” Henne, age 74 of Bay Port passed away under hospice care at home on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Owendale on January 4, 1943 and was the daughter of Santo and Consuelo (Garcia) Martinez. She married Richard Henne on February 19, 1972. Connie was a C.N.A. She worked as an attendant for an AFC Home and Allen Home Care. She also taught children of migrant workers, helping those with special needs. She enjoyed participating in Bible studies, and was a board member of Elkton Prayer Fellowship. She loved cooking and organizing for family and church events. Connie was a member at Rivers Edge Church in Caseville, and lived her life with faith in the Lord.


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Sharon Ahler

Sharon Ahler

Name: Sharon K. (Sy) Ahler

Age: 75

Hometown: Colfax Township, MI

Funeral Date: April 08, 2017

Date of Birth: October 05, 1941

Date of Passing: February 20, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Sharon’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Cass City on Saturday, April 8, 2017 Memorials may be offered to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Cass City or to the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Julie Crockran and her husband, Steven, of Detroit; sisters: Jacalyn Guinther and her husband, Gerald, of Gagetown; Judy Wissner of Sebewaing, and Mary Fournier and her husband, Robert, of Sebewaing; brother-in-law: James Ahler and his wife, Loretta, of Croswell; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother in law, Douglas Ahler and her niece, Holly Fournier.

Biography

Sharon K. (Sy) Ahler, 75, of Colfax Township, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Huron County Medical Care Facility. She was born on October 5, 1941 to the late Alfred and Florence (Hovey) Sy in Unionville, Michigan. Sharon graduated from Owen-Gage High School in 1959. She married Richard L. Ahler on November 11, 1961 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bach, Michigan. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2012. Sharon worked as a certified nurse aide at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe for many years and also at Tendercare in Cass City. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cass City. Sharon enjoyed knitting, and playing Bingo.


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Audrey Majeska

Audrey Majeska

Name: Audrey Eileen Majeska

Age: 100

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: February 25, 2017

Date of Birth: August 06, 1916

Date of Passing: February 20, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Audrey will be at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel in Bad Axe on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12 noon with Pastor Kenneth Lueke, from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until time of service. Audrey will be laid to rest at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy, Michigan. Audrey’s family gratefully thanks the staff of Courtney Manor for their care of Audrey’s medical, physical and emotional needs the past three years. Memorials may be offered to church of your choice. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter: Patsy (Dr. Melvin) Gay, of Rochester, Michigan; son: Alan Majeska of Bad Axe; granddaughters: Rebecca (Charles) Wilson, Catherine (Michael) Clark, Laurie (William) Johnson, Kristine (Thomas) Sickles, Julie Kukla and her special friend, Philip Loiacano; grandsons: James (Clarissa) Marter and Raymond (Terri) Marter; great grandchildren: Diana (Dominic) Oehler, Jacob (Jennifer) Wilson, Zachary (Chelsea) Wilson, Caroline Wilson, Andrew Clark, Daniel Clark, Grace Johnson, Matthew Sickles, Timothy Sickles, Eric (Nicole) Marter, Jennifer (Aaron) Abraham, Nicholas Marter, Avery Kukla, Nolan Kukla, Zachary Kukla, Rachel Marter, and Keenan Marter; great-great grandchildren: Annalynn Oehler, Charleze Renee Oehler, Landon Marter and Olivia Lynn Abraham. Audrey is also survived by a dear sister-in-law, Parthenia “Pat” (Smith) Gerber of Bad Axe; niece, Kay McLellan and nephews, Jerry (Janice) Gerber and Dwain (Janice) Gerber. Audrey was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Carol Ann Marter (2012), her son-in-law, Donald Marter (1996), her grandson, Thomas Marter (2007) and her brother, Keith Gerber (2014).

Biography

Audrey Eileen Majeska, 100, of Bad Axe, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Courtney Manor Long Term Care Facility in Bad Axe. Audrey was born August 6, 1916 near Marlette, Michigan; the only daughter and oldest child of Edwin and Nellie (Thompson) Gerber. Audrey was married to Walter Adam Majeska on August 8, 1936, and their marriage lasted over twenty-one years, ending with Walter’s death in a car accident in June 1958. Audrey enjoyed music, especially singing; reading novels and short stories, writing letters, cooking, cleaning, homemaking, and driving on short trips to visit family members. She believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior: that His grace is a free gift.


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Emma Langley

Emma Langley

Name: Emma "Marie" Langley

Age: 86

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: February 24, 2017

Date of Birth: September 06, 1930

Date of Passing: February 20, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. Officiating will be Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor. Burial will be in St. Felix Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1-8 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe or at the church on Friday from 10 am until the time of service at 11. Memorials may be offered to the Our Savior Lutheran Church General Fund or to the family. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Marie is survived by: 2 Sons-Bradford (Carol) Langley of Battle Creek and Harold (Lori) Langley of Ubly. 1 Daughter-Brenda Maurer of Bad Axe. Sister-in-law-June Robles. Brother-in-law-Jack Jackson. Grandchildren-Davina Maurer of Bad Axe, Heather Langley of Saginaw, David Maurer of Bad Axe, Amber Langley of Saginaw, Hannah Langley of Battle Creek and Erica Chapman of Grand Rapids. Marie was preceded in death by: Son-Garth Langley. Grandson-Christopher Maurer. Son-in-law-David Maurer. Sisters and Spouses-Laura and Isaac Rapson, Dorothy and Cecil Goff, Beatrice and Jim Baker, Betty and Bill Scofield, Ann and Leo Ziegelmann, Beverly Reehl. Brothers and Spouses-Jack Reehl, Elger and Hildegard Reehl, Martin Reehl. Brothers and Sisters-in-law-Leo Robles, Betty Jackson, Evelyn Rathbun, Lois and Russ Miller, Lawrence Langley.

Biography

Emma “Marie” Langley, age 86, of Bad Axe, passed away at her home on Monday, February 20, 2017. Marie was born on September 6, 1930 in Bad Axe, daughter of the late Daniel and Ina (Townley) Reehl. She married Willett J. “Bud” Langley on July 29, 1950 in Angola, Indiana. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2011. Marie was a homemaker and cleaned homes as well as cared for her own grandkids. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.


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Dora Botwright Killinger

Dora Botwright Killinger

Name: Dora M. Botwright Killinger

Age: 86

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: February 22, 2017

Date of Birth: February 15, 1931

Date of Passing: February 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Celebration of Life for Dora will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Cindy Gibbs and Pastor Ken Smeader and officiating. Cremation will take place, and interment at Caseville Township Cemetery will take place on Dora and Lavere’s wedding anniversary. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care. Please share memories online at MeyersieckBussemaFuneralHome.com VISITATION AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Wednesday, February 22 10 a.m. until service at 12 noon

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (William) Greyerbiehl of Bad Axe; sons Dwight “Ike” (Glenda) Killinger of Reese, Lyle (Laura) Killinger of Harbor Beach, and Dale Killinger of Caseville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Kurzer Miller of Caseville; brother Harold Botwright of Bay City; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Botwright and sister, Losetta Radabaugh.

Biography

Dora M. Botwright Killinger, 86 of Pigeon, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon. Born in Caseville on February 15, 1931, she was the daughter of Albert and Mabel C. (Grigg) Botwright. On August 5, 1950 she and Lavere D. Killinger were united in marriage in Caseville, and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2007. Dora was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Pigeon, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and took part in many activities of the church, including the church rummage sale. She was active with the Community Christmas Bazaar, which had been held at Laker High School for many years. In addition, she was very supportive of the Bluewater Thumb Youth for Christ and Bay Shore Camp. She loved her sports, and going for rides in the car with her husband Lavere. Dora was very devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren.


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Bette Hessling

Bette Hessling

Name: Bette Hessling

Age: 86

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: February 23, 2017

Date of Birth: May 13, 1930

Date of Passing: February 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral mass will be conducted Thursday, February 23 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, of the Holy Name of Mary Parish. Visitation for Bette will be on Wednesday, from 2-8 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Thursday will be at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11:30 am. A parish vigil service will take place Wednesday at 7 pm at the funeral home. Donations made in Bette’s name will be used toward local projects, families and organizations, as designated by the family. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her three children; son Jack and his wife Mary Ellen (Johnson) Hessling of Kawkawklin, son Gerald and his wife Debra (Legault) Hessling of Harbor Beach and daughter Cindy and her husband Scott Roggenbuck of Harbor Beach; seven grandchildren: Jennifer and husband Jimmy Hubbard, Jason and wife Indira (Gujral) Hessling, Randal and wife Theresa (Meissner) Hessling, Kyle Hessling, Janel and husband Russell Lemanski, Aaron and wife Nicole (King) Roggenbuck, Ashley and husband Lee Dickson; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Sophie Ringwalski.

Biography

Bette Hessling, age 86 of Harbor Beach, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Courtney Manor. She was born May 13, 1930 in Parisville, MI to the late Clara (Susalla) Ringwalski and Anthony Ringwalski. Bette and John Hessling were united in marriage on October 30, 1948 in Parisville. John preceded her in death on April 15, 1996. Bette and John enjoyed traveling and later in life, enjoyed many winters in the Florida sunshine. She was dedicated to her job, serving the Harbor Beach Medical Clinic for many years. Everyone who knew Bette, knew she was an avid card shark; she spent countless hours with her grandchildren at her kitchen table, teaching and playing card games. Her calendar was filled with card parties with friends. Professional basketball was another one of her passions, as well as watching her grandchildren play ball locally. She was proud of her sons and daughter, and always had a story to tell about her grandchildren’s latest adventures.


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Lillian Kosal

Lillian Kosal

Name: Lillian "Lee" J. Kosal

Age: 86

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: February 22, 2017

Date of Birth: June 19, 1930

Date of Passing: February 18, 2017

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 22 at St. John Catholic Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday from 1:30-8:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 am. There will be a joint rosary Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm by the Daughters of Isabella and Christian Mothers. Memorials have been requested to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Foundation. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Lillian’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Lillian is survived by one son, Ronald (Susan) Kosal of New Hudson; three daughters, Susan (Gordon) Lewis of Bloomfield Hills, Marilou (Tim) Szerszen of Garden City, Donna (Edward) Cieslak of Brownstown; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Czarnecki of Caro, Rosemarie Cross of Armada, Shirley (Jerry) Susalla of Warren; one brother, Joseph (Dona) Pawlowski of St. Johns; one sister-in-law, Mary Jane Purkart of IL. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Pawlowski; four brothers-in-law, Walter Czarnecki, Arthur Cross, Rudy Purkart, and Richard Kosal.

Biography

Mrs. Lillian “Lee” J. Kosal, 86 of Ubly passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at home while under hospice care. Lillian was born on June 19, 1930 in Ubly to the late Joseph and Susan (Peruski) Pawlowski. She married Eugene Kosal on June 25, 1949 at St. John Catholic Church in Ubly. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2009. Lillian was born and raised in Ubly and graduated from Ubly High School. Lillian and Eugene lived in Dearborn Heights for 33 years. She worked as the bookkeeper with Eugene for 28 years at his company, Kosal Construction Company. Lillian was a current parishioner at St. John Catholic Church in Ubly where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a former parishioner of St. Sabina Catholic Church in Dearborn Heights. Lillian was a member of the Daughters of Isabella for 61 years. She liked to clean, dance, travel, and crochet. She loved cats, especially her cat Pee Wee. Raising her children and doing things for them was one of Lillian’s great pleasures in life.


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Lauretta Hallitt

Lauretta Hallitt

Name: Lauretta L. Hallitt

Age: 91

Hometown: Colfax Township, MI

Funeral Date: February 22, 2017

Date of Birth: August 19, 1925

Date of Passing: February 18, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Lauretta L. Hallitt, will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel in Bad Axe, MI. She will be laid to rest at Colfax Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel in Bad Axe, MI and also on Wednesday 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

She is survived by one daughter: Erma Bills and her husband, Glen; two sons: Charles Hallitt and his friend, Faye, and Earl Hallitt and his friend, Carol; two grandsons: Rodney Bills and Rick Bills; two sisters-in-law, Marie White and Rose Hallitt; one brother-in-law, Ken White and several nieces and nephews. Lauretta was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Hallitt; her infant daughter, Doris Jean Hallitt; her son, William J. Hallitt; three brothers: Fred Dahlke, Herbert Dahlke, and Reinold Nickel; one sister, Ruth Kautz; three brothers-in-law: Elmer Hallitt, Roy Hallitt and Stephan Frank; three sisters-in-law, Irene Hallitt, Elizabeth (Jane) Frank, and Beatrice Dahlke.

Biography

Lauretta L. Hallitt, 91, of Colfax Township, MI passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017 at Huron County Medical Care Facility. She was born August 29, 1925 in Harbor Beach to the late Fredrick and Laura (Becking) Dahlke. Lauretta married Clayton Hallitt on September 7, 1946. Lauretta was a home maker, she enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, sewing, playing Bingo and visiting with family and friends.


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Iola Devine

Iola Devine

Name: Iola V. Devine

Age: 101

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: February 20, 2017

Date of Birth: June 23, 1915

Date of Passing: February 17, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 am. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Monday from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am. Memorials may be made to the Gideons. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Iola is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Iola was preceded in death by: 1 Brother-Donald C. Wessels. 1 Sister-Eva Wessels.

Biography

Iola V. Devine, age 101, of Bad Axe, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Iola was born in Lincoln Township on June 23, 1915, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Crittenden) Wessels. She married John Devine on July 29, 1939 in Imlay City. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1990. Iola taught school in Detroit before returning to Huron County. She was a member of Farm Bureau.


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Nancy Thurston

Nancy Thurston

Name: Nancy A. Thurston

Age: 82

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: February 20, 2017

Date of Birth: September 26, 1934

Date of Passing: February 10, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 am at the United Protestant Church in Port Austin. Officiating will be Rev. Nancy Bitterling, pastor. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the United Protestant Church or the Port Austin Historical Society. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Nancy is survived by 2 Sons- Tim (Cathy) McGrath of Harbor Beach and Chris (Amy) McGrath of Port Hope. 1 Daughter-Sandra Ann Merrill of Saginaw. 5 Grandchildren. 10 Great-grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death by: Son-Dave McGrath. Brother-George Clark.

Biography

Nancy A. Thurston, age 82, of Port Austin, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital-Lakeview Extended Care. Nancy was born on September 26, 1934 in Saginaw, daughter of the late G. Edwin and Lois June (Hamather) Clark. Nancy graduated from Saginaw High School and Delta College. She worked for Blue Care Network, then retiring from AAA auto Insurance. After retiring, she moved to Port Austin and owned “Grandma’s Market” for a few years. She was involved with the Port Austin Historical Society and the United Protestant Church. She enjoyed reading, knitting and sewing. Her best friend was her cat “Charlie”.


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Ardis Dean

Ardis Dean

Name: Ardis Jean Dean

Age: 77

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 22, 2017

Date of Birth: October 03, 1939

Date of Passing: February 07, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4 pm. at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. Friends may call at the church from 3 pm until the service time at 4 pm. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Ardis is survived by: Husband-Wayne Dean of Bad Axe. 2 Daughters - Cassie Fay and Amy Fay, both of Bridgman, MI. 2 Brothers - Ronald and Harold Pettinger. 2 Grandchildren-Ryan and Harmony.

Biography

Ardis Jean Dean, age 77, of Bad Axe passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Courtney Manor Nursing Home in Bad Axe. Ardis was born in Cass City on October 3, 1939, daughter of the late George and Verna (Lowe) Pettinger. She married Wayne Dean on April 21, 1973 in Bad Axe. She enjoyed animals and many sports, especially football and baseball.


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Kenneth Bolda

Kenneth Bolda

Name: Kenneth A. Bolda

Age: 78

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: October 15, 2017

Date of Birth: March 24, 1938

Date of Passing: January 11, 2017

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation for Ken will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde from 2 to 8:00 pm and at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Port Austin on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of funeral at 11:00 am. Burial will take place in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dwight Township.

Family of the Deceased

Ken was preceded in death by two wives, Cynthia (Inda) bolda and Donna (Kazyaka) Bolda-Russell. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara Bolda, his children: Vickie (Todd) Harbowy of Southgate, Mi, Anthony Bolda of Madison Hghts, Kenneth (Amy) Bolda of Farmington, Jeff (Krista) Gugnacki of Warren and Melissa Domanski of Madison Heights; his grandchildren Anthony, Jacob, Megan, Joshua, Evan, Rachel, Megan, Julia and Emily, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Charles (Joanne) Bolda of Mio, his sister, Marie (Clarence) Polega of Bay City, and was preceded in death by a brother, Alan.

Biography

Kenneth A. Bolda, 78, of Port Austin died Wednesday, January 11, 2017at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born March 24, 1938 son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Moore) Bolda. Ken worked as a Tool and Die maker for Chrysler Motor Company for 33 years. He was an avid hunter and woodworker. He enjoyed playing golf, reading and having his morning coffee with the guys in town.


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