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Thomas Will

Thomas Will

Name: Thomas F. Will

Age: 85

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: February 20, 2020

Date of Birth: October 06, 1934

Date of Passing: February 17, 2020

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Service for Tom will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11 am at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Chaplain David Yelland officiating. Burial will follow in White Rock Cemetery. Visitation for Tom will be Wednesday, from 4-8 pm, and on Thursday from 10 am until time of services at 11 am at the funeral home. Military honors will be given in honor of Tom.

Family of the Deceased

Tom is survived by his wife Marilyn Will of Harbor Beach, son Dvonne (John) Becker, Yvonne Will of Harbor Beach, grandchildren: Dvonne, Derek and Zach, and sister Mary Ann Hanson of Caro. He was preceded in death by a son Thomas Will Jr, and daughter Tanya Will.

Biography

Thomas F. Will, age 85 of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on October 6, 1934 in Detroit, and was the adopted son of the late Benjamin and Agnes (Schmidtz) Will. Tom and Marilyn Schlabach were united in marriage on August 13, 1955 in Harbor Beach. Tom served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the US Post Office for over 32 years as a rural mail carrier, was also a former Harbor Beach Police officer for 7 years. Tom was a member of the VFW Post, the American Legion, and the AmVets. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards, trains and being with his family.


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Mary Orr

Mary Orr

Name: Mary Elizabeth Orr

Age: 95

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI. formerly of Owosso, MI. & Fowlerville

Funeral Date: February 24, 2020

Date of Birth: May 12, 1924

Date of Passing: February 15, 2020

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Mary will take place 11 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip Tousley officiating. Per Mary’s wishes, cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel in Bad Axe and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service. The family would like to thank Huron County Medical Care Facility and Compassus Hospice for their wonderful care. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church or to Toys for Tots. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Mary is survived by her children: Robert Orr of Jackson, Michigan; Patricia (Steve) Chazen of Houston, Texas and Nancy Elliott (significant other, T. Dennis Brennan) of Ubly, Michigan; her grandchildren: Kristina Elliott (partner, Ben Hockenhull), Kathryn Elliott (fiancé, Bill Macke) and Jenna Orr (fiancé, Tony Cecchini). She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank D. Green Jr. and her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Betty Orr.

Biography

Mary Elizabeth Orr, 95, of Bad Axe and formerly of Owosso and Fowlerville, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2020, at Huron Medical Care Facility under hospice care. Mary was born in Dearborn, Michigan on May 12, 1924, to the late Frank and Mildred Green. On January 30, 1943, she married the love of her life, Gilbert Orr, in Dearborn, Michigan. They were married for sixty-nine years when he preceded her in death on November 7, 2012. Mary was a member of the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed farming with Gilbert, gardening and was a wonderful baker. Her homemade bread, rolls, and Christmas cookies were loved by all who were lucky enough to receive them.


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Nicholas Brickel

Nicholas Brickel

Name: Nicholas J. Brickel

Age: 39

Hometown: South haven, MI and formerly of Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: September 04, 1980

Date of Passing: February 13, 2020

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will follow at Colfax Township Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Nick is survived by his father, Dr. David Brickel of Traverse City; his brothers: Matthew Brickel and his wife, Laurel of Bad Axe and Thomas Brickel (significant other, Mandee McDonald) of Traverse City; and one niece: Ella Brickel. He is also survived by his grandfather: Richard Brickel; aunts: Gail Eigner, Cheryl Hill and Debra Brickel and his uncle, Daniel Brickel and his wife, Linda; along with many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Brickel; his grandparents: Nicholas and Kathleen Bednarczyk and Kathleen Brickel.

Biography

Nicholas J. Brickel, 39, of South Haven and formerly of Bad Axe, passed away on February 12, 2020 in Traverse City. He was born on September 4, 1980 to Dr. David Brickel and the late Beverly (Bednarczyk) Brickel. Nick graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1999. He then attended Michigan State earning his Master’s Degree. Nick enjoyed golfing, hanging out with all of his friends and playing video games.


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Theresa Schmidt

Theresa Schmidt

Name: Theresa Schmidt

Age: 69

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI.

Funeral Date: February 20, 2020

Date of Birth: May 25, 1950

Date of Passing: February 14, 2020

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11 am at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 3 – 8 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home or Thursday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Wednesday at 7 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be offered to the family or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  If you wish to offer condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Theresa is survived by her husband Richard Schmidt of Bad Axe. Two sons-Rick (Jeanene) Schmidt of Ubly Ron (Lori) Schmidt of Clare and one daughter – Sheri (Tim) Broyles of Kalkasaka  Two brothers – Mike (Joan) Prill of Sterling Heights and Joe (Mary) Prill of Bad Axe. Four sisters – Frances Wlash of Florida, Joann (Tom) Butch of Pinnebog, Edna Miller of Florida and Mari (Pat) Siemen of Pinnebog Seven grandchildren – Rickelle Schmidt and fiancé Zac Magoon of Tennessee, Ricky and Erick Schmidt of Ubly, Traci Broyles of Florida, Brayden and Connor Schmidt of Clare and a "special raised grandson" Ryan Schmidt of Bad Axe (special friend Kelsey Bouverette.) She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Alex (Florence) Prill, John Prill, Edward Prill, Virginia Lubeski, Marlene Yokom, Karen (Rocky) Nichols and brother in law Mike Wlash. 

Biography

Theresa Schmidt, age 69, of Bad Axe, passed away at her home on February 14, 2020. Theresa was born in Bad Axe on May 25, 1950, daughter of the late Alex and Regina (Vigenski) Prill, Sr. She married Richard Schmidt on June 14, 1969 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kinde. Theresa was employed at the Seat-belt company in the 1970's. When this company closed in 1980, she was asked by a friend if she would like to babysit her 6-week newborn. This turned into a 40 year career of daycare.  Theresa was loved and in high demand, caring for numerous families and relatives, becoming a "Grandma" figure to all. She was also employed at Osantoski Foster Care, caring for their three sons, as well as the residents. Theresa loved spending quality time with her family and loved her 7 grandkids! She enjoyed shopping, going to garage sales, cooking homemade dinners and giving golf cart rides around her "mini" farm. Theresa always had a special gift or goodie bag for her kids.  It was always a joy for the children she watched as youngsters to invite Theresa to their graduations, weddings and the birth of their children.  Indeed, Theresa made a special mark in their lives.


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Linda Frydlewicz Reinke

Linda Frydlewicz Reinke

Name: Linda Ann Frydlewicz Reinke

Age: 59

Hometown: Port Austin

Funeral Date: June 06, 2020

Date of Birth: February 26, 1960

Date of Passing: February 11, 2020

Funeral Home: Davis Watkins Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Port Austin Conservation Club at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations the Port Austin Library; the Port Austin Historical Society or any other charitable organization you wish.    Please visit www.daviswatkins.com to sign the guestbook, express condolences and share memories

Family of the Deceased

Linda is survived by her husband; son, Zachary John Reinke; sister, Laura Mayes; in laws, Kathy and Ray Young, Laura and Ron Clancy, Dale & Diane Reinke, Linda Williams, John and Diane Reinke, Ruth Richardson, Joanne and George Pettit, Donna and Leonard Horetski, Donald Reinke and special friend Angie, Lisa and Scott Dittrich; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and many special friends. She is preceded in death by her mother and father; her in laws, Amy and Walter Reinke; brother-in-laws, Jecks Richardson, Forrest Williams and Mike Mayes.

Biography

Linda Ann Frydlewicz Reinke, age 59, Port Austin, Michigan, passed away February 11, 2020.  She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, on February 26, 1960 to her parents, Alice Margaret Kahnt and Walter John Frydlewicz. Linda married the love of her life, Larry Dale Reinke on June 28, 1980. Linda graduated from Port Austin High School in 1978, then attended St. Clair Community College where she earned her nursing degree. She worked at Huron Medical Care for many years. After retiring from nursing, Linda worked at IGA and Jeff’s Market, both in Caseville. She enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, canning, gambling, music and playing cards. She also enjoyed morel picking, traveling and photography. Linda was a member of Frank Horetski Post 499 Legion Auxilliary; Port Austin Conservation Club and Bird Creek Golf Course.


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James Cilc

James Cilc

Name: James Cilc

Age: 95

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: March 14, 2020

Date of Birth: December 23, 1924

Date of Passing: February 09, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial luncheon will take place Saturday, March 14th at 1:00pm at the Caseville Eagles Club. A special thanks to Courtney Manor of Bad Axe for the exceptional care they gave Jim. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to A&D Hospice of Pigeon. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are four daughters Carlene Cilc (Doug) of Hickory Corners, Bobbie Kasper (Ken) of Caseville, Lee Ann Bell (Jim) of Saginaw and Sandy Kocks of Saginaw; two sisters Sylvia Kanyak of Caseville and Gale (Tom) Swidorski of Hemlock; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers Olrich "King", Joe, Jerry "Badger" and Anthony "Tony"; three sisters Olga, Penny and Blanche and son-in-law Daryl.

Biography

James "Ike" Cilc, 95, of Caseville, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Jim was born December 23, 1924 in Caseville to the late Joseph and Mary Ann (Hladik) Cilc. He married Marilee Clothier, the love of his life, on January 27, 1951. She preceded him in death on October 23, 2016. They were married 65 3/4 years. He worked for over 29 years at Baker Perkins in Saginaw, retiring in 1985. In 1985 he started building their home and moved back to Caseville. He enjoyed hunting, bowling and spending time with his siblings and family. He was a member of the Caseville Eagles for many years and put in a lot of volunteer hours with Marilee.


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Genevieve Schmidt

Genevieve Schmidt

Name: Genevieve I. "Jimmie" Schmidt

Age: 96

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: February 15, 2020

Date of Birth: February 04, 1924

Date of Passing: February 08, 2020

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 am at The Ascension of the Lord Parish – St. Michael Catholic Church in Port Austin. Officiating will be Fr. Craig Carolan. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 3 – 8 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe or Saturday at the church from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Friday at 7:30 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Port Austin Area Historical Society, Port Austin Township Library or to the donor’s choice. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com.

Family of the Deceased

Genevieve is survived by her son, Harry Edward Schmidt of Port Austin and daughter Karen (William) Strozeski of Port Austin. Grandchildren – Jennifer (Todd) Sosnoski of Bad Axe and Todd Strozeski and his special friend Janna Rees of Romeo. Great-grandchildren – Dylan Sosnoski and special friend Destiney Reese of Bad Axe and Kaitlyn Sosnoski of Rochester. One brother – Charles (Dorothy) Parks of Port Austin. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Parks.

Biography

Genevieve I. “Jimmie” Schmidt, age 96, of Port Austin, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born February 4, 1924 in Port Austin, daughter of the late Edward and Harriet (Schubel) Parks. She was the co-valedictorian of her Port Austin High School Class of 1941. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. degree in Physical Education. She married Harry (Butch) Schmidt on August 19, 1947 at St. Michael’s Rectory in Port Austin. They were united in marriage by the late Rev. Joseph Dudek. Butch preceded his wife in death on July 5, 1993. Genevieve was employed as a teacher in Battle Creek, Port Austin and Kinde, MI. She also was a past charter member (President and Secretary) of Jr. Priscilla Club, a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality at St. Michael’s, Vice-President of the Huron County Am. Association of University Women, President and Secretary of the former Port Austin Parent – Teacher Association, member of Sr. Priscilla Club (where she was Treasurer for many years), past member of Western Michigan University Alumni Association, member of Frank Horetski Post 449 Auxiliary, serving as Historian for many years and with the Executive Board, Secretary and member of the U&I Club, former Senior Citizens Group. She enjoyed golf, snowmobiling, photography and bowling. She bowled for 30 years at Biff’s in Kinde. She traveled extensively, enjoying trips to Europe, the British Isles, Alaska, Canada, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the Yukon


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John Kanaski

John Kanaski

Name: John D. Kanaski

Age: 63

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: February 10, 2020

Date of Birth: March 07, 1956

Date of Passing: February 04, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Monday, February 10th at Elkton United Methodist Church with Rev. Won Kim officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00am Monday until the time of the service at church. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Elkton United Methodist Church or Thumb Animal Shelter. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Margie; siblings Mari Ann (Paul) Lemke of Ubly, Brian (Josette) Kanaski of Verona and Jeffery Kanaski of Bad Axe; and several nieces and nephews.

Biography

John D. Kanaski, 63, of Elkton, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at McLaren Thumb Region in Bad Axe. John was born March 7, 1956 in Bad Axe to the late John and Arlene (Elliott) Kanaski. He graduated from Harbor Beach High School in 1974. He served in the US Air Force. He married Margie E. Farver on October 19, 1985 at the Elkton United Methodist Church. John retired in 2016 from Tower Automotive in Elkton after 36 years as a driver. He enjoyed NASCAR, traveling, visiting and helping friends and neighbors however he could. He helped at the annual church picnic by manning the grill and cutting the church lawn. He loved animals, especially his schnauzer Sassy.


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Shawn Koehn

Shawn Koehn

Name: Shawn William Koehn

Age: 33

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: April 11, 2020

Date of Birth: May 11, 1986

Date of Passing: January 20, 2020

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at Ubly Fox Hunter’s, April 11, 2020 from 11 am – 4 pm. Meal will be served at 1 pm. Private burial for immediate family will take place at a later date. Those wishing to offer their condolences, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his mother – Deanna (Dee) Koehn, brother – Zach Kiehl and fiancée – Heather Berger, grampa and gramma – Don and Carole Koehn, aunt Lori and uncle Bill Hoffman. Cousins – Christopher Hoffman, Jessica (Christian) and Adallie Snider and Josh Hoffman. His fur baby Timmy… Mitchy left us 1/25/2020. Zach also shared his Gramma, Aunts, Uncles and many cousins.

Biography

Shawn William Koehn, age 33 of Elkton, passed away on Monday January 20, 2020. On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 11, 1986, our family received a most precious gift – Shawn William Koehn. Over the years, his 7 foot stature earned him the nicknames “Big Shawn” and “Tiny”, and because of kind, caring ways, Shawn was known to many as “The Gentle Giant”. He will forever be deeply and sadly missed by his family, friends and many acquaintances. Shawn loved farming and anything to do with it – driving in his tractor, on his cell phone talking to his grandpa, buddy Dylan and winning radio contests. He was employed by Bischer Farms. Shawn leaves behind a deep sadness and grief but the many good memories, big smile and laugh will forever live within the hearts of those who love him.


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