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Helen Decker

Helen Decker

Name: Helen M. Foy Decker

Age: 86

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: April 21, 2013

Date of Birth: August 08, 1926

Date of Passing: April 17, 2013

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Cross Lutheran Church, Pigeon, with Rev. Timothy Loehrke, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Caseville Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran Church. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Saturday, April 20 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. AND AT CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, PIGEON: Sunday, April 21 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Family of the Deceased

Her survivors include two daughters, Patricia Tesh of Pigeon and Tracey (Raymond) Cutway of Shelby Township; two sons, Jeffrey (Judy) Foy of Warren and William (Laurie) Foy of Shelby Township; eight grandchildren: Lynn (Steve), Gregory (Steve), Brian (Kim), Rebecca (Gregory), Suzanne, Nicholas, Lauren, and Alexa; three great-grandchildren, Charlie, Luke, and Tommy; siblings, Alene Klosky of Roseville and Martin (Peggy) Steudle of Lake Orion; stepsiblings, David and Sharon; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Herb and Richard, and sisters, Louise Hincks and Elsie Prichard.

Biography

Helen M. Foy Decker, age 86 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Born in Saline, Michigan on August 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Selma (Miller) Steudle. On June 29, 1946 she and Raymond L. Foy were united in marriage in Warren. He died August 20, 1996. On November 30, 2002 she was married to Richard Decker in Pigeon, and he passed away May 27, 2008. During the 1960’s, Helen worked as a secretary with her husband Ray, in his business, Statewide Caulking. She then worked as a secretary at Center Line Public Schools until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, especially her roses. She played cards, worked crossword puzzles, and had music playing in her home all the time. She especially loved spending time with her family at the lake, swimming and watching sunsets. Helen was an active, faithful member of Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon.


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Floyd Tenbusch

Floyd Tenbusch

Name: Floyd Bernard Tenbusch

Age: 74

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: April 23, 2013

Date of Birth: September 04, 1938

Date of Passing: April 19, 2013

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Sutton officiating. Burial will be in the Colfax Township Cemetery following service. Visitation will be on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made to the Family Discretionary Fund. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to sign the guest book for Floyd’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Floyd is survived by his loving his wife of 53 years, June, three children; Paula (Chris) Winkel of Harbor Beach, Diane (Neil) Messing of Bad Axe, and Floyd (Lois) Tenbusch of Ruth; ten grandchildren, Anna (Mark Klawon) Winkel of Ubly,  Wanda (Jeff) Skinner of Filion, Richard (Naomi) Winkel of Harbor Beach, Angie (Scott) Krueger of Cass City, Nathan (Danielle) Messing of Owendale, Jenny (John) Learman of Harbor Beach, Jessica (Scott) Dalton of Grand Rapids, Corey (Rachel) Messing of Pigeon, Travis Tenbusch of Ruth, and Nehemiah Messing of Bad Axe;  eleven great-grandchildren; Tyler, Emily, Isaiah, Dylan, Olivia, Boaz, McKayla, Jeremiah, Miriam, MaRiyha, and Micah. Also survived by his four siblings, Allen (Patricia) Tenbusch of Jonesboro, IN, Russell (Diane) Tenbusch of Port Huron, Marcela (James) Walters of Harbor Beach, and Michael Tenbusch of Harbor Beach, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Allan and Bernice Tenbusch: father-in-law and mother-in-Law; Earl and Hazel Norton, and niece Mary Cipollone. Floyd would like to thank everyone for supporting him and his family during his battle of cancer.

Biography

Floyd Bernard Tenbusch, age 74 of Harbor Beach, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 19, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on September 4, 1938 in Sherman Twp., son of the late Allen and Bernice (Carmen) Tenbusch. He was united in marriage to June Ann Norton at Saint Anthony Church in Helena, Michigan on December 29, 1959. After forty years of services at Wagners/Tantons Construction he retired and started his own business, Tenbusch and Son’s Excavating.  After 12 years he could still be seen smiling in his bulldozer enjoying what he loved to do.  Floyd and June attended the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church as active members. He enjoyed sharing his faith and love of Christ with others through his many gifts that God has blessed him with. He loved being in the beautiful outdoors that his Lord and Savior created. Floyd enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and playing in the dirt along with dancing, playing cards, and cooking.  However, his greatest joy came from spending time with his loving wife and adoring family.  A smile would come to his face when he was able to share his interest of the outdoors and his strong faith in God with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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Janet Francis

Janet Francis

Name: Janet Ilene Francis

Age: 78

Hometown: Cass City, MI

Funeral Date: April 22, 2013

Date of Birth: January 11, 1935

Date of Passing: April 19, 2013

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Rev. Jackie Roe of Cass City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Ellington Township Cemetery, Caro. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Family of the Deceased

Janet is survived by her children: Debra Ann (Juan) Medrano of San Antonio, TX, Donna Jean (Richard) Hartwick of Cass City, William Howard (Linda) Francis of San Antonio, TX, Denise Rachel (David) Janssen of Cass City; daughter-in-law, Deborah Francis of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren: Rachel Medrano, Heidi (Randy) Smith, Kyle Hartwick, Tiffany Francis, Chad (Crystal) Francis, David Janssen Jr., Renae Janssen, Angie Janssen; great grandchildren: Veronica, Curt Jr., Spencer, Addison, Olyviya; great great grandson, Aidin; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son, Fred R. Francis; grandsons: Ryan W. Hartwick, Jason Medrano, Curt Medrano; great granddaughter, Alexis "Lexi" Smith; brothers: Franklin Wright, Clarence Wright, Roland Wright, Harry Wright; sister, Madeline Wright.

Biography

Janet I. Francis, 78, of Cass City died following a short illness Friday, April 19, 2013 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw. She was born January 11, 1935 in Cass City to Fred and Rachel (Hendrick) Wright. She married Elmer H. Francis June 25, 1955 in Cass City First Presbyterian Church. He died March 24, 2011. Janet was a homemaker and secretary for her husband's building business for many decades. She was an active member and willing volunteer in many local organizations. Janet was a past President in Hills & Dales Hospital Auxiliary and Zonta International. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary Post #3644, the Cass City United Methodist Church and Women's Society, the birthday club, Tom Thumb Singers and her church choir. Janet and Elmer were foster parents for 8 years and welcomed over 70 children in their home. Janet was proud of her Irish heritage. She enjoyed reading and collecting angels. Janet was a friend to many. When asked how she was doing, her response was always the same, "fat and sassy". Janet loved spending time with her


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Richard Koehler

Richard Koehler

Name: Richard Arthur Koehler

Age: 81

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: April 24, 2013

Date of Birth: April 26, 1931

Date of Passing: April 20, 2013

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Loehrke, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Tuesday, April 23 1-8 p.m. AND AT CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, PIGEON: - Wednesday, April 24 10-11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Lutheran Church Building Fund or Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care. Memories, thoughts or prayers may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com Richard’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit for the support to our family and the love and care they provided to our father and husband.

Family of the Deceased

Richard is survived by his wife, Lillian; two sons, Richard (Peggy) Koehler of Pigeon and Rodney (Alice) Koehler of Traverse City; daughter, Laurie (Art) Britt of Caseville; four grandchildren, Brian Koehler of Mount Pleasant, Emily Gray Koehler (Kyle Axtell) of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Randy (Beth) Britt of Caseville, and Aaron (Chastity) Britt of Pigeon; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor and Hannah Britt of Caseville and Parker and Gage Britt of Pigeon. He is also survived by his brother, Allen (Betty) Koehler of Northport; brother-in-law, Mike (Gayle) Hnatiuk of Sanford; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Smelts of Pigeon and Mary Ruth Hirak of Vermont; and many nieces and nephews.

Biography

Richard Arthur Koehler, age 81 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit with four generations of his family by his side. Richard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 26, 1931. He was the son of the late August and Martha (Trost) Koehler of Pigeon. He attended Cross Lutheran School through the eighth grade and graduated from Pigeon High School in 1949. On December 29, 1951 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Lillian Hnatiuk, at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon. Richard began farming with his father in his youth and continued in the agricultural industry at Paul’s International Harvester. After a number of years with Paul’s he moved into agricultural chemical sales throughout the state of Michigan until the mid 70’s. He retired from the insurance industry after a successful 25 years. Richard was a member of Cross Lutheran Church and served as a member of the church council. Richard delighted in spending time with his family and friends. He loved to travel and always looked forward to the annual family vacation. His children and grandchildren fondly remember these special times and have many interesting stories that will surely be passed on to his great-grandchildren. A highlight of his life was attending a family reunion in Bremen, Germany and visiting the home his father grew up in. In 2002 Richard was fortunate enough to fulfill his lifelong dream of vacationing in Alaska with Lillian, his brother Allen, and sister-in-law, Betty. An avid sportsman, Richard took almost as much pleasure in the pre-hunting activities of packing and strategizing as in the hunt itself. He enjoyed taking road trips, his favorites being Traverse City, the U.P. and all points in between.


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John Clark

John Clark

Name: John Clark

Age: 96

Hometown: Bad Axe, Mi

Funeral Date: April 25, 2013

Date of Birth: June 06, 1916

Date of Passing: April 20, 2013

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Bad Axe on Thursday, April 25, at 11:00 am Rev. Jay Barsaleau will officiate with burial at the Colfax Cemetery. Arrangements by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of teh service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, those considering expressions of sympathy may wish to consider First Baptist Church of Bad Axe or Hospice Advantage.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by one son James (Carol) Clark of Howell and one daughter Nancy (James) Lewis of Saginaw. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, 7 sisters, 2 brothers and one great granddaughter.

Biography

John Clark, age 96 of Bad Axe passed away at the Huron County Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe on Saturday, April 20, 2013 John was born June 6, 1916 in Bad Axe, the youngest of 10 childern of William and Alice Clark. He took over his father's farm early in his life and farmed for 25 years. On February 22, 1941, John married Bessie Martin. They were married 67 years, until her death in 2008. In January, 1966, John purchased the Pangborn Home and Auto Supply jointly with Bud Yageman, selling his life of the partnership in 1968. He was later employed by S & H Farm Supply, managing the tire department. John retired in 1978. After 12 years of retirement, John became a part-time greeter at the Bad Axe K-Mart. In 1993 he was selected as their Associate of the Year. John was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Bad Axe.


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Jaime Seigo

Jaime Seigo

Name: Jaime Jean Seigo

Age: 28

Hometown: Swartz Creek

Funeral Date: April 30, 2013

Date of Birth: September 01, 1984

Date of Passing: April 20, 2013

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Bad Axe United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. A celebration of Jaime’s life will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the family discretionary fund. MacAlpine Funeral Home of Bad Axe is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her parents, Steve and Robin Seigo of Bad Axe; brother, Vincent Seigo of Grand Rapids; grandparents, Bob and Donna Delphey of Bad Axe and Tom and Marlene Seigo of East Tawas; aunts and uncles, Tom and Dawn Seigo of East Tawas, Ray and Michelle Seigo of Ionia, Chris and Christine Seigo of Grand Ledge, Mark and Cindy Delphey of Mindoro, Wis., Kim and Tom Delaney of Vassar and Bob and Rhonda Delphey of Hillsdale; very special friend Tony Lalonde and his mother and step-father, Barry and Cheryl VanWagoner, all of Swartz Creek; many great-aunts and uncles; cousins; and many, many friends.

Biography

Jaime Jean Seigo, 28, of Swartz Creek, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Flint, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Jaime was born Sept. 1, 1984, in Bad Axe, the daughter of Steve and Robin (Delphey) Seigo. She graduated from Bad Axe High School in 2002 and just graduated with honors from Baker College of Owosso as a radiographic technician. She was employed at Beaumont Hospital of Grosse Pointe. Jaime was active in high school sports including tennis and softball, jazz band and the color guard. She was a die hard Detroit Tigers and Michigan State University football fan. She enjoyed competing in the Warrior Dash with her friend. She was active in many cancer awareness programs. Jaime very much loved her family and friends.


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Robert Springer

Robert Springer

Name: Robert Springer

Age: 83

Hometown: Gladwin/Bad Axe

Funeral Date: April 24, 2013

Date of Birth: January 30, 1930

Date of Passing: April 21, 2013

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe with burial on Thursday at Flint Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm with scripture services at 7:00 pm at MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe and Wednesday from 10:00 am until time of service at the church. Memorials may be offered to a charitable fund at the Family's discretion. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Robert is survived by his wife, Angeline; children, Randy (Carrie) Springer of Gland Blanc, Dennis (Diane) Springer of Swartz Creek, Melvin (Jayne) Springer of Fenton, Calvin (Mary) Springer of Swartz Creek, Carol (Dan) McCleod of Otisville, Larry (Gail) Schroth of Westland, Joan (Tom) Tucker of Stockbridge, Adam (Heidi) Schroth of Canton, Dennis (Peggy) Schroth of Fenton and Jeff (Laura) Schroth of Wixom; grandchildren, Matthew ( Sarah), Kristin, Derek ( Samantha), Justin, Melissa, Rebecca (Tom), Larry (Kelly), Brian, Brandon (Lisa), Kelsey, Adam, Kaitlyn, Tom (Jennie), Jeffrey, Laura (Peter), Sarah (Adam), Lynn (Craig) Debbie (Ankit); 8 great-grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy (Ron) Hutchinson of Flushing and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Viola Hansen Springer; a daughter, Debbie Schroth and grandchildren, Michael Springer and Nathan McCleod.

Biography

Robert “Bob” Springer, 83, resident of Gladwin/Bad Axe and formerly of Flint and Bonita Springs, Florida passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born January 30, 1930 in Keego Harbor, Michigan to the late Alvie and Louise (Holden) Springer. Robert was united in marriage to Angeline Bischer Schroth on August 1, 1980. He graduated from Flint Central High School. Bob was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. He was employed with General Motors as a maintenance supervisor at the Chevrolet Flint Manufacturing Plant in Flint for 28 years. He was a member of the Flint Rock and Gem Club, Gladwin Eagles Club, a member of the Masonic in Flint and Moose Lodge in Bonita Springs, FL.


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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Name: Daniel William Smith

Age: 23

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: April 26, 2013

Date of Birth: December 21, 1989

Date of Passing: April 21, 2013

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Cross Lutheran Church, with Rev. Timothy Loehrke, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to Cross Lutheran Church or School, HISD Summer Speech Camp, or the HISD Hearing Impaired Program. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, PIGEON: Wednesday, April 24 5–8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 26 10–11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

Daniel is survived by his parents, Denny and Leanne Smith of Caseville; brother, Aaron Smith, his fiancé Kim and son Mason of Littleton, Colorado; sister, Michelle Walsh, her husband Ben and Baby of Pigeon; grandparents, Vincent Smith of Caseville and Vivian Buschlen of Pigeon; aunts and uncles: Cindy and Mike Wagner; Patsy and Mike Walsh; Gwynne and J.B. Barry; Godfather Gregg Buschlen; Brad and Tricia Buschlen; and Godparents Robin and Ann Buschlen. He is also survived by cousins: Lisa, Denis, and Elodie Somar; Brian, Neisha, Andrew and Matthew Wagner; Jamie Walsh; Scott, Katie, Emalee, Alex, Brady and Landon Walsh; Russell Barry and fiancé Hannah; Joshua Barry; Ethan and Keaton Buschlen; Amanda and Rob Cronk; and Jenna Buschlen and fiancé Spencer; Shane, Brandi and Olivia Buschlen; special family, Wignall/Kish; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Clifford Buschlen and grandmother Joyce Smith.

Biography

. Daniel loved driving anything: tractors, trucks, his car, pickup and motorcycle. He also loved snowmobiling and skating. He had a sweet-tooth and a smile to go with it. Daniel was a member of Cross Lutheran Church, Pigeon, where he was an usher and reader. He was baptized and confirmed at Cross, and attended Cross Lutheran School through eighth grade. He was active in the Cross Church youth group, went on a Mission Trip to Chicago, and volunteered at Huron County Summer Speech Camps. He graduated from Lakers in 2008 where he had participated in FFA, soccer, and the school play, Grease, with his sister. He then attended Delta College for two years. He was also a member of the Huron County Hockey Association, where he played hockey the past three years. Daniel worked with his dad, Denny, and grandfather, Vince, as well as Troy and Terry Smith and Ron Kuch on the family farm, snowplowing and sandblasting businesses.


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Veronica Pionk

Veronica Pionk

Name: Veronica Vi Pionk

Age: 87

Hometown: Bad Axe, Mi

Funeral Date: April 26, 2013

Date of Birth: May 16, 1925

Date of Passing: April 21, 2013

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11 am. at 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 Thursday from 2-8 pm. or Friday at the church from 10 am, until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Thursday at 7 pm at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: 5 stepsons, Wally (Nancy)Soper of Nisswa, MN, Richard Soper of Pigeon, Elmer (Bernadine) Pionk of Roseville, Marvin (Shirley) Pionk of Florida and Gerald (Jeanette) Pionk of Sterling Heights. 2 stepdaughters, Sharron Patterson of Lemon Grove, Ca. and Mary (Richard) Mallek of McHenry, IL. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. And her special friend, Red of Pigeon. Predeceased by: 1 stepdaughter Sandra Buscemi, 1 stepdaughter-in-law Madonna Soper, 4 brothers and 6 sisters.

Biography

Veronica "Vi" Soper-Pionk, of Bad Axe, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Huron Center in Bad Axe. She was born on May 16, 1925 in Marienthal, Kansas, daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline (Fuerch) Kessler. She married Clarence Soper on July 21, 1961 in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1984. She married Leo Pionk on June 12, 1988 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. He preceded her in death on January 31, 1999. Vi was employed at the General Hospital in Bad Axe until it closed. She then worked for Patterson's Cleaners for 5 years, and for Hamill Manufacturing for 10 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and dancing.


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Dorothy Rifenbark

Dorothy Rifenbark

Name: Dorothy Mary Rifenbark

Age: 75

Hometown: Bad Axe, Mi

Funeral Date: April 24, 2013

Date of Birth: October 25, 1937

Date of Passing: April 22, 2013

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 3 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 pm until the service time at 3 pm.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: 1 son-Dewayne Rifenbark of Bad Axe. 2 stepsons-Virgil (Diane) Rifenbark Jr. of Moore, OK. and Robert Rifenbark of El Paso, Tx. 4 stepdaughters Dessalee (Evan) Steinbis of Port Hope, Linda (Douglas) Gay of Bad Axe, Bonnie Juarez of El Paso. Tx, and Giselle Rifenbark and friend, Mike of Harbor Beach. 3 brothers John (Pat) Inda of Essexville, Donald (Carol) Inda of Port Austin, and Frank (Donna) Inda of Port Austin. 5 sisters; Dolores (Gordon) Umbreit of St. Clair Shores, Loreane Osentoski-Holz of Bad Axe, Mary (Lee) O'Dell of Detroit, Kathryn Harrison of California, and Donna (Albert) Delino of California. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by: 1 son Jamie Clark Rifenbark and 2 sisters Wanda Murawski and Joan Hunt.

Biography

Dorothy Mary Rifenbark, age 75, of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. She was born on October 25, 1937 in Kinde, daughter of the late Stanley and Agnes (Rybak) Inda. She married Virgil Rifenbark Sr. on April 24, 1965 in Verona. He preceded her in death on December 11, 2003. Dorothy was retired from Hamill Manufacturing of Bad Axe. She enjoyed doing the yardwork, the Detroit Tigers, and a variety of sports.


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Helen Peters

Helen Peters

Name: Helen M Peters

Age: 85

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: April 25, 2013

Date of Birth: July 26, 1927

Date of Passing: April 22, 2013

Funeral Home: Zinger Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial for Helen will be 11 am Thursday, April 25 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Freiburg. Rev. Joseph Griffin, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday from 6:00-9:00 pm, Wednesday from 1:00-9:00 pm, and Thursday from 10:00-11:00 am at the church. There will be a rosary Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm and a parish vigil service Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Both services will be at the funeral home. Please visit www.smigielskifuenralhomes.com to sign the guest book for Helen’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Helen is survived by six children, Mary Lou Krueger and her husband, Gary of Ubly, Edward E. Peters and his wife, Carol of Bad Axe, Frank W. Peters and his wife, Sherry of Brown City, Connie Meyer and her husband, John of Ubly, Dale Peters and his wife, Marsha of Deckerville, Jonnie Peters and his wife, Missy of Snover; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Osantowski and his wife Blanche of Melvin. She was preceded in death by one son, Frederick in 1990; two brothers, Robert and Marcus Osantowski, a few brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Biography

Mrs. Helen M. Peters, 85 of Ubly, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at Courtney Manor of Bad Axe with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 26, 1927 in Tyre to the late Frank and Mary (Sadro) Osantowski. She married Emmet A. Peters on May 3, 1947 at St. Ignatius Catholic church in Freiburg. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1999. Helen was a graduate of the Tyre Country School. She worked in Detroit for five years at a dime store before returning to Austin Township in 1950. She then farmed with her husband. Helen worked at Walbro Corp. for 23 years before retiring in 1990. She was a lifelong member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Freiburg where she was a former member of the Altar Society. Helen enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards and visiting with her wonderful family.


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Genevieve Yaroch

Genevieve Yaroch

Name: Genevieve C Yaroch

Age: 87

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: April 25, 2013

Date of Birth: October 24, 1925

Date of Passing: April 22, 2013

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde on Wednesday from 2:00 to 9:00 pm and on Thursday from 9-10:30 at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass for Genevieve C. Yaroch will be on Thursday at 11:00 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin, with burial in the church cemetery.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by one sister, Josephine Yaroch, Port Austin, special nieces: Connie Baranski of Port Austin and Joan Driscoll of Dexter, Michigan, and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers; Albert, Edwin, Paul and Louis and her sisters; Florence O’Connor, Gertrude Krease, Viola Baranski, and Nellie Yaroch.

Biography

Genevieve C. Yaroch, 87, of Port Austin died Monday, April 22, 2013 at Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. She was born the daughter of the late Frank and Jennie (Horetski) Yaroch on October 24, 1925, in Port Austin, Michigan. She worked at Port Austin Level in Port Austin. Genevieve enjoyed farming, gardening, and her dogs.


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Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts

Name: Alice E. Roberts

Age: 88

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: April 26, 2013

Date of Birth: November 26, 1924

Date of Passing: April 23, 2013

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral mass for Alice will be Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. Visitation for Alice will be Thursday, from 2-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, and on Friday from 10 am until 11 am at the funeral home. A Parish Vigil service will take place Thursday at 7:30 pm in the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her siblings: Irene Pawlowski and her husband Orville of Troy, Ken Roberts and his wife Mary Ann of Saginaw, Earl Roberts and his wife Janet of Ubly, special family friend Betty Siemen of Harbor Beach, sisters-in-law Dorothy Roberts of Harbor Beach, and Donna Roberts of Harbor Beach. She was preceded in death by a sister Doris Roberts, brothers: Wilfred Roberts, Ray Roberts, and Delbert and Barb Roberts, also by nephew Larry Roberts.

Biography

ALICE E. ROBERTS, age 88 of Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on November 26, 1924 in harbor Beach to the late Anthony & Amelia E. (Frank) Roberts. Alice was a former owner of the Huron Laundry Cleaners. She was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church. Alice enjoyed playing cards, and spending time with her friends and family, and nieces and nephews.


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Robert Bursick

Robert Bursick

Name: Robert C. Bursick

Age: 63

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 27, 2013

Date of Birth: March 03, 1950

Date of Passing: April 23, 2013

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11am at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Sutton. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Friday from 1-8pm or Saturday at the church from 10am until the service time at 11am.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving is his wife Nancy Bursick of Bad Axe. 2 sons; Bill Rathje of Bad Axe, Gary (Susan) Rathje of Bad Axe. 3 daughters; Jenny (Ted) Wickman of Fort Walton Beach, FL. Kim (Jim) Hernandez of Fort Walton Beach, FL. and Melissa (Chris) Cook of Saginaw. Mother; Mary Bursick of Bad Axe. Mother in Law; Pauline Bucholz of Mayville. Father in Law; James (Burgi) hockmuth of Livonia. 2 brothers; Gene (Bobbi) Bursick of Woodlands, TX. Jim (Bev) Bursick of Grand Rapids. 2 sisters; Marie Humphrey of Bad Axe, Liz (Sam) Glasgow of Bad Axe. 18 grandchildren; Ryan, Heather, Madison, Paige, Zack, Natasha, Brittany, Genna, Michael, Chistine, Adam, Gary, Brandon, Hannah, Loren, Alexus, Logan and Sydney. 3 great grandchildren; Ayden, Nevaeh and Bentley. He was predeceased by; his father Cletus Bursick and 2 grandchildren; Brended and Jenny.

Biography

Robert C. Burdick, age 63, of Bad Axe, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe. He was born on March 3, 1950 in Bad Axe, the son of Cletus and Mary (Ligrow) Bursick. He married Nancy Hockmuth on February 25, 1978 in Elkton. Bob was a longtime employee at McDonald's Food and Family Center in Bad Axe. He was an avid Michigan State Spartan fan as well as the Ohio State Buckeyes.


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Marion Kumaus

Marion Kumaus

Name: Marion L. Kumaus

Age: 92

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: April 29, 2013

Date of Birth: October 13, 1920

Date of Passing: April 26, 2013

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, April 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Linkville. Rev Lee Wenskay, pastor will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 4 to 8 PM Sunday and at the church after 10 AM Monday. Memorials may be directed to the church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are two children, Ruth Kumaus of Pigeon and Alan (Sherry) Kumaus of Midland; two grandchildren, Brook (Chris) Allomari of Denver, CO and Chad (Melanie) Kumaus of Chandler, AZ; three great grandchildren, Delaney, Wiley and Madison; her brother, Eugene (Phyllis) Bock of Texas; sisters-in-law, Irva Bock of Cass City, Delores Bock of Bay City and Laverna Kumaus of Sebewaing and a special cousin, Mabel Herman of Sebewaing. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Gerald and Gordon Bock and her sister, Vera Kukula.

Biography

Marion L. Kumaus age 92, of Pigeon, died Friday evening April 26, at Scheurer Hospital Pigeon. She was born October 9, 1920 in Winsor Twp. at the home of her parents the late William and Johanna (Gettel) Bock. On February 2, 1945, she was united in marriage to Herman M. Kumaus at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Linkville. Herman preceded her in death July 4, 1969. Marion exemplified the woman who grew up on a farm, married a farmer, and lived the life of a typical farm housewife. As a child, she helped in the fields and with other farm chores. As a teenager, to supplement the family income, she left home to work in the city. During WWII, she became one of those “Rosie the Riveters” who worked in the factories making parts for the military. At the end of the war, she married and returned to the farm where she helped with the chores, raised her children and made those wonderful farm meals. She became a cook at the Pigeon Lanes restaurant, worked in the factory in Owendale and, after her husband’s death; she went to work at Saginaw Steering Gear. Upon retirement, Marion devoted her time to volunteering for church activities, participating in senior groups, attending plays & events and enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marion was a member of her church Ladies Aid, the Ladies Auxiliary and had enjoyed playing cards and other games with the Caseville Retirement Club and the St. Paul’s seniors. The best way to remember Marion was to think of her as the Energizer bunny that never stopped going. She was a strong willed, hard-working lady. It would not have unusual to find her standing at the top of a ladder trimming a bush or making a big bowl of coleslaw for some event. She continued to help with the housework where ironing was her favorite task and doing any aspect of a project from helping with quilts to cutting out shapes for preschool activities.


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Donna Fuerst

Donna Fuerst

Name: Donna Marie Fuerst

Age: 87

Hometown: Bay Port, MI

Funeral Date: April 30, 2013

Date of Birth: January 22, 1926

Date of Passing: April 27, 2013

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Monday, April 29, 2013 at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 2-9pm. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church (Kilmanagh). Visitation will begin at the church at 10AM until the time of service at 11AM. Burial will be at New Bay Port Cemetery.

Family of the Deceased

Donna is survived by her children: Connie (Tom) Strieter and Danny Wideman; her grandchildren: Heidi (David) Nicholas, David (Tara) Scharich, Alicia (Bill) Schell, Kevin Strieter, Mike (Audrey) Streiter, Steven Wideman and Mandy (Jason) Cole; great grandchildren: Jonah, Adam & Sophia Nicholas, David, Gabriella and Joshua Scharich, Lyla and Will Schell, and Jacob, Levi and Savannah Cole; her sisters: Alice Eimers and Betty (Ted) Wisneski.

Biography

Donna Marie Fuerst, age 87, of Bay Port, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday morning, April 27, 2013. Donna was born January 22, 1926 to Fred and Bertha (Dast) Elftman in Winsor Twp., MI. She graduated from Pigeon High School in 1944. She then attended Bay City School of Cosmetology. She owned and operated Donna’s Beauty Shop for many years. She also worked at Kelly’s Bar in Kilmanagh. Donna married Herschel D. Wideman on August 24, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 12, 1955. She then married Milton Fuerst on May 25, 1973. He preceded her in death on October 17, 1987. She enjoyed bowling, knitting, playing cards, riding motorcycle, and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kilmanagh.


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Vicki Arnott

Vicki Arnott

Name: Vicki Lee Arnott

Age: 35

Hometown: Bad Axe, Mi

Funeral Date: May 02, 2013

Date of Birth: September 28, 1977

Date of Passing: April 29, 2013

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11 am at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1-8 pm. or Thursday from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are a son; Matthew Siemen of Bad Axe. 1 daughter; Chelsy Siemen of Bad Axe. Mother; Betty Arnott of Bad Axe. Grandfather; Robert Arnott Sr. of Pigeon. Longtime friend and father of her children - Jason Siemen of Bad Axe. Special friend - Jim Hallock of Pigeon. 1 brother; Robert M. Arnott III of Bad Axe. 3 Sisters; Bobbi Arnott and special friend Perry Little of Bad Axe. Jessica Arnott and special friend Josh Sanchez of Bad Axe and Kimberly Arnott and special friend Charlie Bragg of Ubly. 3 very special nieces; Jayden, Hailey and Mya (Fat Hobo) Sanchez of Bad Axe. Preceded in death by her father; Robert M. Arnott Jr.

Biography

Vicki Lee Arnott, age 35, of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe, surrounded by her family following a 3 year battle with cancer. She was born on September 28, 1977 in Bad Axe, daughter of Robert M. and Betty (Morley) Arnott Jr. Vicki was actively involved in the Relay For Life projects in the area. She loved being outdoors and spending time with her children and her nieces.


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Mary Ella McIlhargie

Mary Ella McIlhargie

Name: Mary Ella McIlhargie

Age: 85

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: May 03, 2013

Date of Birth: July 28, 1927

Date of Passing: April 30, 2013

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Public visitation will be conducted at from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Friday, May 3, Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, with a rosary at 7:00 PM. Followed by a private funeral mass at St. Felix Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mary's honor to the Society of the Little Flower (St. Therese of Lisieux) or Michigan Parkinson's Foundation and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her husband Leo, five children, Marsha (Craig) Brown of Grand Blanc, MI, Cyril McIlhargie of Chicago, IL, Sheila McIlhargie of East Jordan, Pamela McIlhargey of Caseville, and Kevin McIlhargie of Canton; two grandchildren, Cullen (Sara) Brown of Seattle, WA, Larkin (Patrick) Brown-Rivett of Mt. Morris, MI and a great granddaughter, Rowan Brown-Rivett; two sisters, Elaine Zielaskowski and Shirley Tibor and six brothers, Don, Pete, Jerry, Dennis, Michael, Joe Bushey. Preceding her in death was her infant son, Patrick McIlhargie, favorite sister, Patsy Papin and four brothers, John, Alex, Malachy and Russ Bushey.

Biography

Mary Ella (Bushey) McIlhargie, 85 of Caseville, passed away Tuesday April 30, at Huron Memorial Medical Center in Bad Axe, Michigan. She was born July 28, 1927, near Pinnebog at the home of her parents the late Leo and Bernice (Champagne) Bushey. Attended Pinnebog School and graduated from Elkton High School in 1945. On October 18, 1947, she was united in holy matrimony to Leo C.J. McIlhargie at St. Felix Catholic Church. Mary was a housewife and loving wife and mother. Who later worked out of the house, putting her cooking skills to good use as the head cook at Caseville Public Schools and the Scenic Golf Course. She was a life-long member of St. Felix and St. Roch Catholic Church's and active member of their Pray Line. She had a deep and abiding faith that helped sustain her through difficult times. Mary was an avid reader, loved playing Bingo, enjoyed travel, dancing, crocheting, watching CNN, collecting family history and photographs and finding a great bargain at local rummage sales. She was also a member of the St. Felix Altar Society, Caseville Retirement Club and Caseville Eagles, serving as chaplain. Mary was always very proud of all her children and their accomplishments.


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Evelyn Brown

Evelyn Brown

Name: Evelyn Esther Brown

Age: 81

Hometown: Kingston

Funeral Date: May 06, 2013

Date of Birth: February 03, 1932

Date of Passing: May 02, 2013

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston with Rev. Jackie Roe of Cass City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw. Memorials may be made to Kingston Fire and Rescue or Kingston United Methodist Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 2 – 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston. Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, Michigan Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195

Family of the Deceased

She married Orval Junior Brown on September 24, 1977. He died March 16, 2012. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Verna (Harry) Booms of Harbor Beach and family: Holly (Liam) Walsh, Matthew Booms, Rebecca (Jared) Socia, Darryl (Jennifer) Booms, Katie Booms and great-granddaughter, Grace; her son, Tony (Pam) Brown of Goodells and family: April (Mike)Hodgkin, Nichole Brown, Samantha (Bob) Clark and great-grandchildren: Curtlan, Zoe, Olivia, Essance, Anthony and Laylea. She is also survived by her brother, Alexander (Shirley) Konkel: sisters-in-law: Thelma Belenski and Leona Brown; special niece, Cindy (Lane) Chapin; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Raymond and Clarence; sister, Angeline.

Biography

Evelyn had many jobs throughout her life. She worked as a short order cook at several restaurants, a cook at a nursing home in Cass City, 17 years at Hamill Mfg in Ubly, Bad Axe and Imlay City. She and Orval also worked at the Crossroad Village as tour guides and owned a concessions stand and a resale store in Bad Axe. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and canning, sewing quilts, baking birthday cakes for friends and family, playing cards and listening to country and bluegrass music.


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Shirley Krueger

Shirley Krueger

Name: Shirley L. Krueger

Age: 88

Hometown: Lake Twp.

Funeral Date: May 11, 2013

Date of Birth: July 22, 1924

Date of Passing: May 02, 2013

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be conducted at the Bay Theatre is Caseville at 11 AM Saturday, May 11 with interment in Caseville Twp. Cemetery. After the service friends and family will meet at the Caseville Family Arena for food and fellowship. Memorials gifts may be given to the Rivers Edge Church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her son, Gordon (LeeAnn) Krueger, Jr of Caseville; her daughter, Susan (Ron) Badgerow of Pigeon; step-daughter, Diane (Phil) Tennant of Muskegon; eleven grandchildren, Ronald (Debbie) Tennant of Grand Rapids, Chris (Steve) Lohman of Cedar Springs, Gordie (Gina) Krueger of N.C., Kristin (Mark) Yash of Royal Oak, Matthew Krueger of Caseville, Samantha (Cody) Radabaugh of Battle Creek, Destiny (Paul) Carter of Oklahoma, Gareth Krueger II of Colorado, Ronald (Jenny) Badgerow III of Bay City, Ryan Badgerow of Pigeon, Jessica (Cal) VanValkenburg of Pinnebog; ten great-grandchildren, RJ, Kaylee Sue and Sara Tennant, Dean Radabaugh, Paulethan, John and Elijah Carter, Anastasia and Gabriella Krueger, Elijah Benjamin Badgerow; brother, Warren (Madge) Swanquist of Sand Pointe; many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband Gordon J. Krueger; son, Gareth “Gary” Krueger I; brothers, Robert Swanquist and Richard Swanquist; sisters, Doris Thienel, Pauline DuPont and June Rasmussen; brothers-in-law, Art Thienel, Bud DuPont, Charles Skidmore and James Rasmussen.

Biography

She was born July 22, 1924 in Detroit to the late Fritz and Gertrude (Lindenberg) Swanquist and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1942. On February 6, 1945, she was united in marriage to Gordon J. Krueger in Napoleon, OH. They lived in Port Huron until 1948 then moved to Detroit, where she worked at Prudential Life Insurance Company. In 1951, they moved to Roseville where she worked part time at Montgomery Wards in the gift wrapping department. Then in 1964, they moved to Caseville and opened “Krueger’s on the Bay”, dipping ice cream for 30 years. She closed the store in the mid-nineties, and continued living there. Shirley loved her family and anyone who came into her life, always making sure they had something to eat. She was passionate about doing her Bible crossword puzzles, was a scrabble queen and enjoyed various card games. Shirley loved living on the bay, watching the sunset and taking pictures all of the time. She was a rubber band fanatic putting them on everything, but most of all she had a great sense of humor that kept us laughing til the end. Shirley was a member of the Caseville Eagle auxiliary and the Do Nothing for Nobody Club.


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James Perkins

James Perkins

Name: James Bud Perkins

Age: 80

Hometown: Oliver Twp.

Funeral Date: May 08, 2013

Date of Birth: October 07, 1932

Date of Passing: May 03, 2013

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, May 9, at the Elkton Missionary Church. Rev. Reggie Courless, pastor will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Friends may call at the champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 2 to 8 PM Wednesday and at the church after 10 AM Thursday. American Diabetes Assn., Relay for life, his church or the donor’s choice and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his loving wife, Doloris; children, David (Debbie Sheridan) Edwards of Tampa, FL, Frances (Michael) Clark of Mason and Margaret (John) Fogarty of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Rebecca (Benjamin) DeCess of Mason, Sean and Ian Fogarty of Colorado Springs, CO, Brian (Jessica) Clark of Chicago, IL, Steve Clark of Oslo, Norway and Molly Clark of Chicago, IL; two great grandchildren, Meghan and Mallory DeCess; brothers, Jerry (Sandra) Perkins of Perry and Bill (Jerri) Perkins of Detroit, sister-in-law, Joeva Bukoski of Ubly; brother-in-law, Carl (Ilene) Franzel of Ubly and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were five sisters, Shirley, Evelyn, Doris, Irene and twin, June.

Biography

He was born October 7, 1932, in Berkley to the late Alfred and Thelma (Fitchett) Perkins. Bud served in the US Army during the Korean War, when he returned as a mason with Union Local 1098 in Saginaw and later with Rooney Construction, Bad Axe retiring in 1987. He also farmed the family farm in Oliver Twp. until his retirement. On September 15, 1976, he was united in marriage to Doloris Schiestal at the Elkton Missionary Church. Surviving are his loving wife, Doloris; children, David (Debbie Sheridan) Edwards of Tampa, FL, Frances (Michael) Clark of Mason and Margaret (John) Fogarty of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Rebecca (Benjamin) DeCess of Mason, Sean and Ian Fogarty of Colorado Springs, CO, Brian (Jessica) Clark of Chicago, IL, Steve Clark of Oslo, Norway and Molly Clark of Chicago, IL; two great grandchildren, Meghan and Mallory DeCess; brothers, Jerry (Sandra) Perkins of Perry and Bill (Jerri) Perkins of Detroit, sister-in-law, Joeva Bukoski of Ubly; brother-in-law, Carl (Ilene) Franzel of Ubly and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were five sisters, Shirley, Evelyn, Doris, Irene and twin, June.


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