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Donna Weidman

Donna Weidman

Name: Donna Jean Weidman

Age: 89

Hometown: Jackson, formerly of Chandler Township

Funeral Date: September 25, 2017

Date of Birth: April 21, 1928

Date of Passing: September 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Monday, September 25th at the Elkton Missionary Church with Pastor Reggie Courliss officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00am Monday in church until the service time. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Elkton Missionary Church. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her four sons: Mark (Kathi) of Caseville, Michael (Amy) of Vancouver BC, John (Jacky) of Southfield and James (Dawn) of Concord; ten grandchildren Jessica (Nick), Daniel (Julliana), Hans (Michelle), Hannah, Jocelyn, Jennifer, Johnny, Joanna, Zachary and Bethany; three great-grandchildren Sadie, Lucy and Henry; and sister Lois Hunt of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her brothers Maxwell, Robert and Ronald Hunt; and sister Maxine Diebel.

Biography

Donna Jean Weidman, 89, of Jackson, formerly of Chandler Township, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Jackson after a short illness. Donna was born April 21, 1928 in Detroit to the late Maxwell and Mary Ann (Roth) Hunt. She graduated from Spring Arbor High School in 1946. She married Lester J. Weidman on June 14, 1952 in Detroit; he preceded her in death on January 2, 2016. In 1971 Donna and her husband moved from Detroit to Chandler Township where they farmed. She enjoyed being a farm wife, taking care of the gardens and visits with her ten grandchildren. Her artistic abilities were on display in her beautiful china painting. She was devoted to Elkton Missionary Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and children’s church leader.


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Marian Holdwick

Marian Holdwick

Name: Marian "Mary" Maurer Holdwick

Age: 63

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: September 23, 2017

Date of Birth: June 29, 1954

Date of Passing: September 20, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be at Ramsey Funeral Home on Friday September 22, 2017 from 2-8 with a vigil at 7 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church at 11 AM on Saturday September 23, 2017, with the Rev. Jerry Sutton officiating. Visitation will begin at the church from 10 unti the time of the service. Internment will take place at St. Anthony's Church Cemetery. In leiu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made to the family discretionary fund to be distributed among the many charitable organizations. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Gene of Harbor Beach; Three children: Gabriel Holdwick of Harbor Beach, Jillian (Ryan) Green of Paw Paw, MI, and Kara Holdwick of Mattawan, MI; one grandson, Elijah Green of Paw Paw; step-mother Joan Maurer, of Harbor Beach; four sisters Theresa (Michael) Mazure of Port Austin, Lucy (Gus) Recker of Ubly, Ann Maurer, of Fort Myers, FL, Carol (Moises) Pinto of Allen Park, and Marge Maurer of Midland. Eight brothers Ben Maurer of Ubly, Marcus (Tanya) Maurer of Homer, Jim(Jeannie) Maurer of Ubly, Jack (Diane) Maurer of Plymouth, Steve (Carlin) Maurer of Bad Axe, Joe (Ginny) Maurer of Harbor Beach, Glen (Melissa) Maurer of Chesterfield Township, and Gary Maurer of Rockford, MI; Step-brother Jodi Gornowich of Harbor Beach, Step-sisters Kim (Dennis) Clark of Harbor Beach, Reneen Gornowich of Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law Bill Herford, Rosalia Holdwick of Bad Axe, Theresa Holdwick of Frankenmuth, Arlene Emming of Bad Axe, Ed (Marie) Holdwick of Harbor Beach, Bill (Audrey) Holdwick of Harbor Beach, Linda Kirsch of Shelby Township, Marge (Davey) Androl of Kingwood TX, Ike (Dorothy) Holdwick of Harbor Beach, Paul (MaryAnn) Holdwick of Harbor Beach, Barb(Bob) Ingles of LaJunta CO, Goldy Holdwick of Kinde, Pat (Carl) Roth of Port Austin; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Maurer, two sisters, Janice Shemka and Pauline Herford; five brothers-in-law Richard Holdwick, Harold Holdwick, Bob Emming, Brian Holdwick, and Ken Kirsch, and step- brother Blair Gonowich.

Biography

Marian “Mary” (Maurer) Holdwick, 63, of Harbor Beach, passed into eternity peacefully during her sleep on Wednesday September 20, 2017 in her home. Mary was born to the late John and Helen (Weltin) Maurer of Smith’s Corners on June 29, 1954 in Bad Axe, MI. She attended St. Mary’s School in Parisville, and was a graduate of Ubly Community Schools, Class of 1972. Mary and Gene Holdwick were married on December 6, 1985 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Parisville. Together they owned and operated Holdwick Metalworking in Bad Axe for over 25 years, having recently retired in 2015. They also owned and operated Holdwick Dust Control for many years. Prior to married life, Mary worked as a dental assistant and at the Booms Silo Company. Mary loved serving others, and could often be found doing the unglamorous yet necessary jobs. She sought to avoid the limelight whenever possible, and was happiest when her projects went smoothly after careful planning. Her family was central to her life, and she could always be found tirelessly working on various projects for them. She loved sharing her home and cooking for guests, and entertained often. She cared very deeply for her family and friends, and was diligent about sending handmade cards on special events. She was affectionately known as “Mama Holdwick” to the many young people that crossed her path. She was an avid scrapbooker and card maker, and had organized the scrapbooking group at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church for many years, an event in which she took great pride.


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Eileen Konkel

Eileen Konkel

Name: Eileen Konkel

Age: 70

Hometown: Caro, formerly of Cass City

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: October 23, 1946

Date of Passing: September 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

In keeping with her wishes, she requested no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Arrangements by Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Eileen is survived by her husband, Lawrence, of Caro. 1 Daughter-Marney (Brent) Reehl of Cass City. 1 Sister-Judy Daige of St. Petersburg, FL. Sister-in-laws- Dorothy Harris of Bad Axe and Norma Konkel of Detroit. Her faithful companion Molly. Many nieces and nephews. Eileen was preceded in death by: 1 Brother-Louis Laws. 1 Sister-Ramona Cardenas.

Biography

Eileen Konkel, age 70, of Caro, formerly of Cass City, passed away with her family at her side on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Bay McLaren Region Hospital in Bay City. Eileen was born in Marlette on October 23, 1946, daughter of the late Balente and Fern (Kelty) Cardenas. She married Lawrence Konkel on November 22, 1969 in Marlette. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading and gardening. She always wanted a farm and she fulfilled that dream.


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Colleen Lipskey

Colleen Lipskey

Name: Colleen M. Lipskey

Age: 40

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: September 21, 2017

Date of Birth: June 23, 1977

Date of Passing: September 18, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral mass for Colleen will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, with Fr. George Amos officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for Colleen will be Wednesday, from 2-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Thursday will be at the church beginning at 10am until time of services. A Parish Vigil Service will take place on Wednesday at 7 pm. Memorials may be given to the Family Discretionary Fund. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Colleen is survived by her children, Jordan Lipskey and Kaylin Lipskey, both of Ruth, her mother Delores Pawlowski of Harbor Beach, 3 brothers: David Pawlowski and his special friend Dawn of Harbor Beach, Rick Pawlowski and his wife Jessica of Harbor Beach, Brian Pawlowski and his friend Tracy of Hazel Park, 2 sisters: Lenai Gehring and her husband Bill of Harbor Beach, Corinne Glaza and her husband Bob of Parisville, and her nieces and nephews: Haley Pawlowski, Jeremy Pawlowski, Cody Pawlowski, Aaron Gehring, Alyssa Gehring, Brandon Gehring, Renee Gehring, Nathan Glaza, Nichole Glaza, Nadine Glaza, Tori Pawlowski, Derek Pawlowski, Kory Pawlowski and Kenyon Pawlowski. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Pawlowski and grandparents: Norman and Angeline Swartz, and Cecilia and Charles Papkey.

Biography

Colleen M. Lipskey, age 40 of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Saginaw with her family by her side. She was born on June 23, 1977 in Harbor Beach to Delores (Swartz) Pawlowski and the late Robert Pawlowski. She was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, and enjoyed music, friends, camping and being with her family.


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Marjorie Baker

Marjorie Baker

Name: Marjorie Jean Baker

Age: 92

Hometown: Port Hope, MI

Funeral Date: September 23, 2017

Date of Birth: August 06, 1925

Date of Passing: September 13, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

In accordance with her wishes, Jean will be Cremated at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Homer, Michigan at a later date. A memorial service will take place Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2pm at the AmVets Hall in Port Hope. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Memorials may be given to the Port Hope Methodist church, the MMDA, or Mothers against Drunk Driving. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Jean is survived by her son, James (Martha) of Dundee Florida, daughter-in-law Maxine of Jacksonville, Florida, 3 granddaughters: Cathy of Miami, FL, Trinity of Jacksonville, FL, and Claire of Dundee, FL, two special nieces, Phyllis and Marily, and three special nephews: Larry, Lloyd and Michael. She had many special friends, her Port Hope Son Gary Schave, Angela, Susan, Brenda, Gloria, Dave, Gayle and Bernie. Without them she would have never been able to live at her home which she loved. She was preceded in death by her son Jerry, 3 brothers: Steven (Jo), Robert (Betty) Don (Francis) and one sister Virginia (John) Hawkins.

Biography

Marjorie Jean Baker, age 92 of Port Hope, passed away Wednesday at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on August 6, 1925 in Homer, Michigan to the late Milford and Edna Ellen (reynolds) Moor. Before moving to Port Hope in 1956, she had worked 10 years as the office manager for the Superintendent at Homer Community School. She worked 5 years in teh Cable TV Business in Harbor Beach, and 25 years in the Auto Business in Bad Axe and Port Hope. She had been the Port Hope Chamber Treasurer since 1987. She had her own catering business for 38 years, cooking for many weddings, banquets, anniversaries and private parties. She was active in the Port Hope Retirees for many years planning trips for the Seniors since 1985. She and her friends had been to Hawaii 3 times, Alaska 2 times and Nova Scotia once and traveled every state in the United States. Jean enjoyed cooking, baking, her flowers, her yard and helping others in need.


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Colleen McGee

Colleen McGee

Name: Colleen (Des Jardin) McGee

Age: 72

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: September 22, 2017

Date of Birth: March 02, 1945

Date of Passing: September 15, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11 am at St. Hubert Parish-Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to Hope House of Grand Rapids. Arrangements by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. To offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome. com

Family of the Deceased

Colleen is survived by: 2 Daughters- LaNee (Bernie) McShane of Anderson, SC and Jill (Chris) Lohman of Greenville, MI. Son-Joe (Terri) McGee of Dumont, NJ. Granddaughter-Amber (Randy Landro) McShane. Grandsons-Bernie McShane, Joel and Jarod Lohman and Cory McGee. Brother-Bill Des Jardin of Bad Axe. Colleen was preceded in death by: Husband-James (Jim) McGee. Son-Steven (Steve) McGee. Parents-Clarence and Alma Des Jardin. Brother- Joel Des Jardin. Colleen took great comfort in all of the support from friends and relatives, receiving many cards and letters of encouragement. You were all an inspiration to her. Thank You.

Biography

Colleen (Des Jardin) McGee went to be with her Lord in Heaven on September 15, 2017. Colleen was born to Clarence and Alma (Gates) Des Jardin on March 2, 1945. She attended Lincoln 2 Country School (Church school), then graduated from Bad Axe High School. She began working at Huron Medical Care Facility, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. Colleen moved to Germany to marry the love of her life on January 29th, 1965. Once Jim was honorably discharged for the U.S. Air Force, Colleen and Jim settled into life in Bad Axe to raise their 4 wonderful/spectacular children. Colleen returned to Huron Medical Care Facility where she dedicated her life to the care of the residents. She retired in 2007. That only lasted about a year, before she started one on one care in home for a special lady. She also worked part time as an aide at Scheurer Hospital and drove HMCF residents to and from appointments all over East Michigan. She also continued to volunteer for outings for the residents of HMCF. Colleen enjoyed cooking, knitting (especially Christmas snowflakes), gardening, cards, traveling, reading, canoeing, friends, family and so much more. She was a delight to her friends and family, always willing to listen and help out whenever needed. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, traveling all over to spend a few weeks with each family. Her family always enjoyed the yearly week long vacation at her home in Bad Axe with cook outs, bonfires, swimming, friends and fun. In May of 2016, Colleen was diagnosed with lung cancer. Her family gathered around her to help her fight for her life. Her children were privileged to be able to care for her during that time.


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Robert Drury

Robert Drury

Name: Robert John Drury

Age: 70

Hometown: Sand Point, MI

Funeral Date: September 20, 2017

Date of Birth: March 07, 1947

Date of Passing: September 16, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, September 20th at Cross Lutheran Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Tim Loehrke officiating. Burial will be in Caseville Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 Tuesday at Cross Lutheran Church, 200 Ruppert Street, Pigeon and also from 10:00am Wednesday until the time of the service. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran or Laker Schools Extra Curricular Activities. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Bob is survived by his wife Leslie of Sand Point; daughters Betsy (Chad) Diegel of Midland, Tracy (Brian) Davies of Grand Rapids, and Stephanie (Gary) Pieczynski of Novi. In addition, there was nothing brighter nor added more value and meaning to his life than his “Super 7” grandchildren: Hope (11), Wynn (8), Waverly (6), Keegan (5), Summer (4), Blayse (2), and Crew (2). Bob is also survived by his sisters Diane (Russ) Lundberg and Sue (Mark) Koch, both of Caseville, and his wonderful nieces and nephews that he loved as his own.

Biography

Robert John Drury, 70, of Sand Point, passed away peacefully in his home with his loving wife and 3 adoring daughters by his side on September 16, 2017. Bob was born on March 7, 1947 in Detroit to the late Robert E. and Lois (Lockridge) Drury. He attended Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. He graduated from Western Michigan University with his teaching degree and later continued to his Ed.S. degree in administration. His love for teaching and students began at Lakers as a business teacher, junior high principal, to business manager, and then Superintendent for 13 years. The green machine was his life for 31 years as he was influential in many beneficial projects and opportunities in the community and thoroughly enjoyed watching his three daughters play sports before retiring in 2001. His career continued to flourish well into retirement and Bob was instrumental in numerous community endeavors and served as interim superintendent at Lakers and Owendale-Gagetown to keep his passion ignited. It was obvious that he enjoyed making differences that positively affected students and families.


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Ronald Reinhardt

Ronald Reinhardt

Name: Ronald A. Reinhardt

Age: 74

Hometown: Owendale, MI

Funeral Date: September 16, 2017

Date of Birth: February 27, 1943

Date of Passing: September 13, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

The funeral service will be at 11:00am Saturday, September 16th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linkville with Rev. Chris Suggitt officiating. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2- 8 Friday at 7436 Paul Street, Pigeon. There will also be visitation beginning at 10:00am Saturday at church until time of service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Champagne Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church-Special Project Fund. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Ron is survived by his children Jason (Patti) Reinhardt, Tiffany Reinhardt and Marc (Jodi) Reinhardt; grandchildren McKenzie, Kaitlyn, Sara, Adam, Macy and Stella Reinhardt; sister Pam Dinsmoore; sister-in-law Pat (Tony) Enderle; and several nieces and nephews. Ron will also be missed by dear friends Alana Foster, Robert Kern and beloved Aunt Eleanor (Kain) Giardina. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother-in-law Bill Dinsmoore.

Biography

Ronald A. Reinhardt, 74, of Owendale, died September 13, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Ron was born February 27, 1943 to the late August and Evelyn (Elbers) Reinhardt of Reese. He graduated from Reese High School in 1961. Ron attended Michigan State University where he received his teaching degree. On September 26, 1964 Ron married Judith Errer of Owendale at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Linkville; Judith preceded him in death on May 19, 2003. Ron taught science at Caseville and Bad Axe Schools and farmed. He was on the Owendale-Gagetown School Board of Education. He was an active member and served in various roles at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Linkville. Ron also enjoyed duck hunting, gardening, history and all things Spartan. He found great joy and pride in watching his 6 grandchildren grow up and flourish in their shared love of sports, farming and hunting. Ron will be most remembered by his beautiful voice raised in song in church and at home.


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Edward Steinhardt

Edward Steinhardt

Name: Edward E. Steinhardt

Age: 98

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: September 16, 2017

Date of Birth: June 12, 1919

Date of Passing: September 10, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 am at St. Hubert Parish-Sacred Heart Catholic 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 4-8 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Steinhardt Family Science Scholarship or to Sacred Heart Church/St. Hubert Parish via the Huron County Community Foundation. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please visit www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Dr. Steinhardt is survived his sister, Irene (Steinhardt) Hedgecock; his children Irene Steinhardt of Las Vegas, NV, Dr. George Steinhardt and his wife Julia of Grand Rapids, MI, Heidi Walker and her husband Keith Walker of Filion, MI, Norma Bour and her husband Dr. James B. Bour of Kalamazoo, MI, and son-in-law James Heasly and his wife Geri of Peyton, CO; his grandchildren, David Heasly, Kristy Walker Treacy, Sarah Walker, Mary Alice Walker, George Steinhardt, Charles Steinhardt, Rebecca (Bour) Eichhorn and James R. Bour; his great grandchildren, Colin, Darby, and Molly Treacy, Owen Bankston, Rose Parker, Jacob Eichhorn; and numerous nephews and nieces. In spirit, he is survived also by his former patients, their families, loving care team, and the people of Huron County, his adopted home. Dr. Steinhardt was preceded in death by his brother George Steinhardt, daughter Christine Steinhardt Heasly; and grandson Edward Eugene Steinhardt.

Biography

Dr. Edward E. Steinhardt, age 98, of Bad Axe, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Dr. Steinhardt was born June 12, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late George F. and Irene (Horn) Steinhardt. He married Alice M. McIntyre on October 21, 1944 at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. Alice preceded Edward in death on March 14, 2006. Dr. Steinhardt graduated in 1937 from Atlantic City High School and later ranked first in his class at Villanova University. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1943, and he interned in Surgery at San Diego General Hospital. After military orientation, Dr. Steinhardt joined a surgical MASH unit in the China-India-Burma campaign where he served until the end of World War II. After the war’s end, Dr. Steinhardt was accepted to a Surgical Residency at Atlantic City General Hospital. Following his Chief Residency year, he located his medical practice in Michigan’s Thumb in 1948. After 20 years of general practice and surgery, he undertook a Urology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital and returned to Bad Axe. He was a Board-Certified Urologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery. He was a former president of the Huron County Medical Society and a member of the Michigan State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the North Central Section of the American Urological Association and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. Dr. Steinhardt served on the staff of Hubbard Memorial Hospital and Huron Memorial Hospital and was a former Chief of Staff at Huron Memorial Hospital. Throughout his life, Dr. Steinhardt supported many causes; he and Alice established a science scholarship for the Bad Axe Public Schools in 1977, now in its 40th year. As a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, he served on the Parish Council and the Bishops Council for Vicariate One. He was a member of the Rotary International. Dr. Steinhardt had many interests and hobbies, to include swimming, hunting, cycling, and golfing as a member of the Verona Hills Golf Club for many years. He was a lifelong learner and an avid reader.


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William Fitzpatrick

William Fitzpatrick

Name: William L. "Wild Bill" Fitzpatrick

Age: 90

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: September 17, 2017

Date of Birth: April 02, 1927

Date of Passing: September 11, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial reception will begin at 1:00pm Sunday, September 17th at the Caseville Eagles Club, 7017 Park Street, Caseville. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Leila; children Bradley (Robin) Atkins of Rochester, Cindy (Jeffrey) Stork of Pigeon and Bill (Lisa) Fitzpatrick of Caseville; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and siblings Joe Fitzpatrick, Ann Skrobec, Gail (Lon) Peters and Kathy (Butch) Brattain.

Biography

William L. Fitzpatrick, "Wild Bill," 90, of Pigeon, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Bill was born April 2, 1927 in Linton, Indiana to the late Emmett and Marie Fitzpatrick. He served in the US Army during World War II in Europe. He married Leila Kibbe August 6, 1959 in Pontiac. Bill worked 32 years at National Twist Drill. After retiring in 1984 he moved to Caseville and then later to Pigeon. He was a member of the Caseville Eagles and a former member at the Caseville Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.


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Anthony Lipiec

Anthony Lipiec

Name: Anthony W. Lipiec

Age: 74

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: September 16, 2017

Date of Birth: May 16, 1943

Date of Passing: September 09, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be at Noon Saturday, September 16th at the Caseville Eagles Club. Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Champagne Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his children Michael (Jen) Weber of Wisconsin, Michele (Scott) Abbe of Hope and Christy Grumelot of Midland; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and sisters Barbara Lerchenfeld and Gwen Ploe, both of Caseville. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly.

Biography

Anthony W. Lipiec, 74, of Caseville, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City. Tony was born May 16, 1943 in Hamtramck to the late Anthony and Genevieve (Kosikowski) Lipiec. He graduated from Detroit’s Pershing High School in 1963. He worked as a truck drive. Tony moved to Caseville in 1990. He was a member and former trustee at the Caseville Eagles, Caseville Retirement Club, and the Caro Moose. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and taking senior trips.


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Donald Beers

Donald Beers

Name: Donald W. Beers

Age: 81

Hometown: Sebewaing, MI

Funeral Date: September 30, 2017

Date of Birth: October 11, 1935

Date of Passing: September 07, 2017

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Don’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation is planned for Friday, September 29, 2017, at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 2-8pm. The memorial service will be Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Visitation will begin at 10am until the time of service at 11am. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association, Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Sebewaing Area Historical Society. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet; children: daughter, Bobbe Joy (Robert House) Riskey and her children: Casey (Jessica), Erin, Allison and Becca Riskey and great grandchildren Devin, Hannah and Benjamin Riskey, Dayton Sanchez; daughter, Brenda Lee (Alan) Kretzschmer and her children: Karen (Don) Dorsch, Kendall Kretzschmer; daughter, Judi Kaye (Maxwell) Garnett and her children: Mario (Sandra) Garnett, and great grandchildren, Keigan, Kyler, Addalyn and Aubree Garnett ; Matthew (Jessica) Garnett and great grandson, Aidan; daughter: Salli Marie (Alan Ziegler) Vermeersch and her children: Katie (Daniel) Vader and great grandchildren: Thomas, Wesley, Malcolm, and Juliet Vader, Andrea and Janel Vermeersch; and brother, Warren (Mary) Beers of Sebewaing. Preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Kelly Vermeersch; and 2 infant great grandchildren: Janet and Waylon Garnett.

Biography

Donald W. Beers, age 81, of Sebewaing, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw following complications from surgery after many years of heart disease. Don was born in Detroit on October 11, 1935, to Harold Ford and Selma Clara “Sally” (Schweitzer) Beers. He married his childhood sweetheart, Janet Kaye Lovelace on February 25, 1956, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He worked for Ford Beers Sales from 8th grade until 1976, then for the new owners for 2 years. Don then decided to open Don’s Body Shop/D & B Towing which he owned and operated for 20 years. He was a volunteer on the Sebewaing Ambulance for 6 years and a fireman with the Sebewaing Fire Dept. for 30 years. He was active with the JC’s (Junior Chamber of Commerce) for 10 years, USA Board of Education for 12 years, Village Council Trustee from 1986-2016, and the Village Softball Leagues from 8th grade until the age of 40. Don also enjoyed fundraisers for the American Cancer Society (Relay for Life). He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Don was also a member of Thumb Area Antique Auto Association and Sebewaing Historical Society.


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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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