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Colin McIntyre

Colin McIntyre

Name: Colin W. McIntyre

Age: 96

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: January 02, 2013

Date of Birth: August 20, 1916

Date of Passing: December 30, 2012

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11 am. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Officiating will be Rev. William Thorn pastor of the Bad Axe Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Tuesday from 2-6 pm. or Wednesday from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe Church of the Nazarene or Heartland Hospice.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: 1 son-Duane (Sue) McIntyre of Lake Isabella. 1 daughter-Faith (Jim) Deming of Bad Axe. 1 sister-in-law-Elsie Schelke of Arizona 3 grandcildren-Rhonda (Kurt) Dennis of Bad Axe. Eric Deming of Orlando, FL. Katie Deming of Lake Orion. 3 great grandchildren-Hanna, Achley, and Emily Dennis-Bad Axe. Predeceased by: 1 infant Daughter-Beverly McIntyre 1 daughter-in-law-Elaine McIntyre 1 brother-Nevin McIntyre 1 sister-Jean Rapson

Biography

Colin W. McIntyre, age 96, of Bad Axe, Passed away on Sunday,December 30, 2012. He was born on August 20, 1916 in Bad Axe, son of the late Colin and Cynthia (Clark) McIntyre. He married Emma Schelke in 1943 in Ubly. She preceded him in death on April 2, 2001 Colin was an active charter member of the Bad Axe Church of the Nazarene. He farmed for several years, worked for the City of Bad Axe, and was employed by the Huron Daily Tribune, Retiring in 1988. He served in the US Army in the 1852nd Unit, 8th Service Command.


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Donavin Cochrane

Donavin Cochrane

Name: Donavin Jeffrey Cochrane

Age: 1

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: January 04, 2012

Date of Birth: January 02, 2010

Date of Passing: December 29, 2012

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe, with Rev. Kenneth Lueke, pastor, officiating. Burial in Colfax Cemetery

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his mother, Jennifer Emerick of Bad Axe; his father, Wayne Cochrane of Filion; one sister, Ashlyn Cochrane of Bad Axe; maternal grandmother, Brenda Emerick of Bad Axe; paternal grandmother, Renee Cochrane of Filion; paternal grandfather, Bradford Cochrane of Lexington Heights; maternal great-grandmother, Joann Cove of Bad Axe; maternal great-grandfather, Oren Emerick of St. Helens; maternal great-grandmother, Pauline (Earl) Ginther of Port Hope; paternal great-grandparents, Franklin and Eileen Miller of Filion; one uncle, James Cochrane of Pigeon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jeffrey Emerick; great-grandfather, Robert Cove; and aunt, Jodie Emerick.


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Janice Gaeth

Janice Gaeth

Name: Janice E. Gaeth

Age: 66

Hometown: Gagetown

Funeral Date: January 02, 2013

Date of Birth: January 28, 1946

Date of Passing: December 29, 2012

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Janice E. Gaeth will be Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at New Salem Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Burial will be in New Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Sebewaing. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from noon until 8pm. At the church Wednesday from 9:30am until the service at 11am.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband, Donald Gaeth of Gagetown; her daughter Kristin (Devin) Youngman of California; sister in law - Libby Cooper of Arizona, sister in law Myrtle (Garrett) Jackson of Sebewaing; her dearest friend Peggy Ogg; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Biography

Janice E. Gaeth, age 66 of Gagetown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 29.2012. Janice was born January 28, 1946 to George and Norma (Borchardt) Cooper of Detroit, Michigan. She married Donald Gaeth May 4, 1968 at New Salem Lutheran Church, Pastor C.W. Voss, in Sebewaing. Shortly after thier marriage, janice sas baptized and confirmed in to the church. Janice worked as a secretary at New Salem Lutheran Church in Sebewaing for over 28 years. She also worked as a kindergarten helper at New Salem Lutheran School for many years. She also enjoyed decorating cakes, sketching, and doing art projects with school children.


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David Lewis

David Lewis

Name: David James Lewis

Age: 62

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: December 31, 2012

Date of Birth: February 10, 1950

Date of Passing: December 28, 2012

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m.on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. John K. Benissan, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Grandlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com Visitation at Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon: Sunday, December 30, 2012 2-8 p.m. and at Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon Monday, December31, 2012 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

In addition to his wife Jane, Dave is survived by his son, Trevor J. Lewis; his mother, Gloria Lewis of Pigeon; sisters, Diane H. Lewis of Westland and Debbie J. (Gary) Trammell of Howell; four nephews, Luke, Ethan, Nick, and Bryce Hoemke; his mother-in-law, Ellen (Paul) Lockwood of Cass City; his father-in-law, Dale Lowe of Snover; three sisters-in-laws and their husbnds; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James White Lewis.

Biography

David James Lewis, 62 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Huron Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe. Born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 10, 1950, David was the son of James White and Gloria Elizabeth (Lemmel) Lewis. He graduated in 1968 from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and was a 1973 Cum Laude graduate of Northern Michigan University. On June 13, 1992 he was united in marriage to Jane Lowe at the Caseville United Methodist Church. David was a former member of Ducks Unlimited, the Whitetails Association, and the Pigeon Lions Club. He was active in previous years with the Pigeon Little League, serving for many years as Vice President. As "Captain Dave," he offered the Huron County Fishing Report for Wlew radio. David enjoyed clowning as Dusty D Clown and won an award from the Michigan Clowning Association, and also won national recognition in a clowning competition in Minnesota. Dave was a Lionel train collector. He enjoyed introducing his son Trevor to hunting. He dearly loved and cared for his family. Dave was a faithful, active member of Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon.


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Eva Farden

Eva Farden

Name: Eva Farden

Age: 79

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: December 31, 2012

Date of Birth: June 12, 1933

Date of Passing: December 28, 2012

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Eva will be Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11am at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Dennis Cupery officiating. Burial will be at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia. Visitation for Eva will be on Sunday from 2-8pm in the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Monday will be in the church at 10am until time of services at 11 am. A memorial service will be held on January 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm Hickory Ridge Community Church in Milford.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband Art Farden of Harbor Beach, son Michael Wengren and his wife Susan of Wixom, Daughter-in-law Sheri Wengren of Farmington Hills, Grandchildren: Jessie (Jerrod), Mitchell, Ryan, Eric, Chelsea, Chad, Trever, Barbie (Jay), Trina, Elise, Kelly, Chrissy Michael, great grandchildren: Logan and Alexus, sister Connie Betcher and her husband Gordon of Ludington, Step Children Kay Decker of Colon, and David Farden of Davison, and brother Martin Lutzenkirchen & her husband Pat of Ludington.

Biography

Eva Farden was born on June 12, 1933 in Hamtramk to the late Sam and Eva (Covrea) Boari. She and Ardis Farden were united in marriage on June 29, 1968 in Dearborn. Eva was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Harbor Beach and the Hickory Ridge Community Church in Milford. She ran the Doll Carriage Store for many years. Eva was preceded in death by two children Mitchell Wengren and Richard Wengren.


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Mary Andreski

Mary Andreski

Name: Mary Jean Andreski

Age: Not Available

Hometown: Port Austin

Funeral Date: December 31, 2012

Date of Birth: February 09, 1952

Date of Passing: December 28, 2012

Funeral Home: Macalpine Funeral Home-Gage Chappel

Funeral Information

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Port Austin, with Fr. Andrew Booms, Pastor officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at MacAlpine Funeral Home - Gage Chapel, Kinde, MI and Monday at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Port Austin Historical Society or the Port Austin Township Library.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Rory Andreski of Port Austin and Jeffrey (Christie) Andreski and their son, Conner of Port Hueneme, California; her father, Harry Clancy of Port Austin; her siblings, Barbra (Edward) Gottschalk of Ann Arbor, Thomas Clancy of Port Austin, Sally (John) Pollock of Northville, Donna (Patrick) Provot of Mentor, Ohio, Harriet Clancy of Rochester and Debbie Clancy of Ann Arbor; several nieces and nephews, Adam (Anne) Gottschalk of Chicago, Jon Gottschalk of Ann Arbor, Sean Pollock of East Lansing, Erin Pollock of Grand Rapids, Kelly Provot of Seattle, Washington, and Tom Provot of Mentor, Ohio. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Chris.

Biography

She was born February 9, 1952 to Harry and Christine (Kennedy) Clancy. Mary graduated from Port Austin High School and attended Central Michigan University before returning home to work at her family’s business, Clancy Brothers Excavating, later serving as Port Austin Township Treasurer. She was a vibrant outspoken woman who loved to work and help people solve problems. Mary also enjoyed traveling, was an excellent cook and took great care and satisfaction in raising her two sons, and spending time with her grandson.


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Raymond Burleson

Raymond Burleson

Name: Raymond L. Burleson

Age: 52

Hometown: Owendale

Funeral Date: December 30, 2012

Date of Birth: October 24, 1960

Date of Passing: December 27, 2012

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Kranz Funeral Home with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ officiating. Interment is in Elkland Township Cemetery. 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: 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City

Family of the Deceased

Ray is survived by his wife, Kelly; children: Taylor Burleson of Cass City, Jeffrey (Christina) Woods of Roy, UT, Lee Anna Woods and friend Joseph of Lansing; grandson, Carter; brothers: James (Diane) Burleson of Mountain Home, AR, Richard Burleson of Caro, Robert (Lou) Burleson of Deford; sisters: Brenda (Bill) Tonak of Westland, Donna (Les III) Auten of Cass City; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

Biography

Raymond L. Burleson, 52, of Owendale died unexpectedly Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Caro. He was born October 24, 1960 in Wayne, MI to James and Yvonne (Mittlestat) Burleson. He married Kelly M. Clancy Woods September 14, 2007 in Bad Axe. Ray graduated from Cass City High School in 1978. He worked as a machinist for several area companies including CKS in Bad Axe and currently as a Machinist Supervisor for Mi-Tech Tooling Inc. in Caro. He was a member of the Cass City Lions Club. Ray enjoyed working in his yard, photography and golfing. Ray took a great deal of pride in the Hi Fidelity speaker systems he built.


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Dorothy Nugent

Dorothy Nugent

Name: Dorothy Jean Nugent

Age: 87

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: December 30, 2012

Date of Birth: January 16, 1925

Date of Passing: December 25, 2012

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Officiating will be Mr. Terry Brown. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Saturday from 1-8 pm and or Sunday from 11 am until the service time at 1:30 pm. Family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to Alma College for the Jonathan Nugent Memorial Scholarship.

Family of the Deceased

She will be missed by her sons, Jerry (Diane) Nuggent, Davison, Mi. Warren (Mary Jane) Nugent, Charlevoix, Mi. Her Daughter, Elrae Herp, Bad Axe. Her son-in-law, Arnold Glaza, Ubly, MI. She is also survived by 11 grandchildern, Mark (Chauna) Nugent, Jennifer (Steve) VunCannon, Melinda (Brent) Whitman, Scott Glaza, Chad (Cristy) Glaza, Amy Herp, Betsy (Ben) Butzbaugh, Lori (Shannon) Flippin, Rachel (Doris) Tausendfreund, Jeralyn Herp, Kelly (Josh) Kuipers and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Vera Broomfield, Jane Kloska, Gloria Belew and Floy Alent all of Bad Axe and her sister-in-laws Mary Nugent Knight, Cass City and Jean Stirrett, Sandusky. She was preceded in death by her husband John, Daughter, Judy Glaza, son-in-law Jerry Herp, grandsons, Jeffery Herp and Jonathan Nugent, brothers Milford Stirrett, Robert Stirrett, Archie Stirrett and sister Lois McDowell.

Biography

Dorothy Jean Nugent passed away peacefully on December 25, 2012 with family by her side. She passed away under Henry Ford Hospital Hospice care following complications from a fall. Dorothy was born in Bad Axe to Alex & Ethel (Hall) Stirrett. She Married John Warren Nugent on September 2, 1944 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bad Axe. They enjoyed over 60 years together before he passed away in 2005. Dorothy and John worked, lived and raised their family in the Bad Axe / Ubly area for the first 30 years of their marriage before building their dream home on the site of their cottage on Coldwater Lake in Weidman, MI. Dorothy graduated from Bad Axe High School and began working at Michigan Bell. She was a member of the Bad Axe Presbyterian church and later the Mt. Pleasant First Presbyterian Church. Dorothy and her husband John created many fond memories for family and friends at their cottage and later their home on Coldwater Lake. Dorothy truly loved visitors and sitting on the deck enjoying the activities on the water.


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Lorna Knoblock

Lorna Knoblock

Name: Lorna M. Knoblock

Age: 83

Hometown: Hume Township, MI

Funeral Date: December 28, 2012

Date of Birth: June 15, 1929

Date of Passing: December 22, 2012

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday December 28, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by two sons, Roy (Elaine) Krzeszewski Sr. of Munger and Robert (Maureen) Krzeszewski of Goldsboro, NC; one daughter, Vickie (Curt) Potter of Jonesborough, TN; one step-daughter, Janice (Andrew) Micklash of Hale; 14 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Thelma Vandersteldt, Phyllis Chambers, and Clara (Fred) Hansen; one brother, Donald (Donna) McCarty; and several nieces and nephews. Lorna was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Sharon Horiski; one granddaughter, Debbie Zullo; and one brother, Norman McCarty.

Biography

Lorna M. Knoblock was born on June 15, 1929 in Sandusky, daughter of the late Maurice and Blanche (Freel) McCarty. Lorna married Walter Knoblock on December 23, 1960. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1987. Lorna was a very active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, a Lector, and in many other ways. She was also a Member of the daughters of Isabella and the Holy Rosary Sodality at St. Michaels. Lorna enjoyed working around her house and learning new things, but her family was the most important thing in her life.


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Kelley Geiger

Kelley Geiger

Name: Kelley Ann Geiger

Age: 51

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: December 27, 2012

Date of Birth: June 01, 1961

Date of Passing: December 21, 2012

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 11am at St. Joeseph Catholic Church in Rapson. 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 Wednesday from 1-8pm, or Thursday at the church from 10am untill the service time at 11am. A scripture service will be offered on Wednesday at 7pm at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: Husband-Bruce Geiger of Bad Axe, 1 daughter-Wendy (David) Smith of Bad Axe, 3 sons-Tim (Stephanie) Geiger of Bad Axe, Jon Geiger of Bad Axe, and Derek Geiger of Bad Axe, Father-Ed Burkhard of Harbor Beach, In Laws-John and Joyce Geiger of Bad Axe, 4 Grandchildren- Caleb and Caiden Geiger of Bad Axe, Lydia and Aubrey Smith of Bad Axe, 2 brothers- Jim (Marilyn) Gosdzinski of Brownstown, Terry (Kelly) Gosdzinski of Taylor, 4 brothers-in-law- Joe (Jeanette) Geiger of Bad Axe, Dave (Denise) Geiger of Lake Orion, Matt (Char) Geiger of Saginaw, John (Jenny) Geiger of Lake Orion, 3 sisters-in-law- Mary (Howard) Jurges of Ubly, Betty (Dan) Rutkowski of Midland, Cindy (Bob) Abraham of Auburn, as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Biography

She was born on June 1st, 1961 in Harbor Beach daughter of the late Leonard and Bernice (Zurek) Gosdzinski. She married Bruce Geiger on May 18th, 1990 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ubly. Kelley worked as a secretary for Cubitt & Cubitt Attorneys for 33 years. She enjoyed attending the kids sporting events, cooking, and baking. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Rapson.


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Wendy Tetreau

Wendy Tetreau

Name: Wendy Jean Ruppel Tetreau

Age: 50

Hometown: Misson, Texas

Funeral Date: December 26, 2012

Date of Birth: April 16, 1962

Date of Passing: December 21, 2012

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation will take place at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. A Memorial service will take place Wednesday, December 26th at 11am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe with Rev. Kenneth Lueke officiating. A gathering of friends and family will begin at 10am at the church. Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

Wendy is survived by her mother Jean Ruppel and friend Jim Krohn (Jim Dad) of Bad Axe, father Tom Ruppel of Harbor Beach and Texas, Grandmother Irene Layer, sisters: Maureen Mausolf and her special friend Gerry Cook of Bad Axe, and Angela Souva of Caro, nieces and nephews: Trista & Osmond Solmon, Garrett & Erica Mausolf, Ashlyn Mausolf, Joshua Ruppel, Tancy Ruppel, Trinity Souva, Zachery Souva and great nephew Benjamin Bowers, and several aunts and uncles.

Biography

She was born in Highland Park to Thomas Ruppel and Jean (Layer) Ruppel. Wendy started Sunrise Appraisal in 1997 in Bad Axe, then moved to Texas and started the same company there in 2006. She liked to bake and play bingo, she especially loved her cat Sam and puppies Chancy and Jake.


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Eldon Fulcher

Eldon Fulcher

Name: Eldon W. Fulcher

Age: 86

Hometown: Cass City

Funeral Date: December 23, 2012

Date of Birth: March 17, 1926

Date of Passing: December 20, 2012

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton where friends may call from noon until the time of services. Memorials may be directed to the activity fund at Northwood Meadows Assisted Living, Cass City and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his children, Tom (Brenda) Fulcher of Cass City, Dusty (John) Gibson of Naples, FL and Judy (Ron) Wing of Cass City; sixteen grandchildren and his sister, Frances Sowden of Cass City. Preceding him in death are two sisters, Dorothy O’Conner and Vera Fisher and her brother, Fred Fulcher.

Biography

Eldon “Dean” W. Fulcher age 86, of Cass City, died Thursday morning, December 20, at Northwood Meadows, Cass City. He was born March 17, 1926 in Cass City to the late Frederick and Ethel (Vance) Fulcher. Dean served his country in the US Army during WW II in Europe returning home in 1946. On January 25, 1947, he was united in marriage to Yvonne J. Stewart in Keego Harbor and made their home in Pontiac. In 1967, they moved to Cass City and he took a position at Marlette Homes as a cabinet maker, retiring in 1987 for health reasons. Giving him 20 years of service. Dean was a life member and past commander of the Cass City VFW Post #3644. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, motorcycles, music golf and all sports. He also still loved doing woodworking.


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Janet Van Sumer

Janet Van Sumer

Name: Janet C. Van Sumer

Age: 69

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: December 22, 2012

Date of Birth: March 27, 1943

Date of Passing: December 19, 2012

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, December 22, at Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton. Rev. Fr. Andrew Booms, pastor of St. Michaels Catholic Church with burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Friday and after 10:00 AM Saturday. Memorials may be directed to Second Hand Store in Caseville and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcElkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her husband, Jim; children, Todd (Niki) Herren of Centerline, Michele Moreno of Clinton Twp. and Troy Tauck of Warren; her grandchildren, Kristin, Brandon, Joselyne, Broden, Faith and Serenity and a niece, Nancy O’Neil. Preceding her in death was her brother, John Nieschulz.

Biography

Janet C. Van Sumer was born March 27, 1943 in Mt Clemens to the late August and Edith (Kinkle) Nieschulz. Janet graduated from Clintondale High School in 1961 and had attended her 50th class reunion last year. On July 15, 1987, she was united in marriage to James K. Van Sumer in Warren. Janet owned and operated her own business in Warren, “Friend Ceramics” for 20 years, retiring in 2003. In 2005, she and Jim moved to their home in Hume Twp. just east of Oak Beach. She was a member of the Caseville Eagles Auxiliary and loved gardening an being out of doors.


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Clifford Hall

Clifford Hall

Name: Clifford A. Hall

Age: 86

Hometown: Port Hope

Funeral Date: December 21, 2012

Date of Birth: September 10, 1926

Date of Passing: December 18, 2012

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Cliff will be Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1 pm in the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Mark Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in New River Cemetery. Visitation for Cliff will be on Thursday from 2-8pm in the funeral home. Visitation on Friday will begin at 12 noon until time of services at 1 pm.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his brother Kenneth Hall of Bad Axe, sisters: Eleanor Hall of Bad Axe and Delores Haist of Kinde. He was preceded in death by two brothers Melvin and Clarence Hall, and sister Virginia Thrushman.

Biography

CLIFFORD A. HALL, age 86 of Port Hope, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his home. He was born on September 10, 1926 in Port Hope to the late Fred and Mary (Pochert) Hall. Cliff worked the family farm his whole life and he also enjoyed hunting and cutting wood.


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Roberta Richmond

Roberta Richmond

Name: Roberta Jean Richmond

Age: 90

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: December 21, 2012

Date of Birth: November 15, 1922

Date of Passing: December 17, 2012

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Her Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Pigeon First United Methodist Church, with Rev. John Britt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Caseville Township Cemetery. VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Thursday, December 20, 2-8 p.m. AND AT PIGEON FIRST UMC: Friday, December 21, 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com Memorials may be given to the Pigeon District Library, Pigeon First UMC, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Family of the Deceased

Roberta is survived by many cousins and friends.

Biography

Roberta was born on November 15, 1922 at her family home in McKinley Township, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude (Gwinn) Richmond. Roberta attended Mud Creek grade school, and was a graduate of Pigeon High School in 1940. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pigeon. During her professional career, Roberta devoted herself to the Pigeon District Library where she was Librarian for 17 years. When she began working at the library, she usually worked alone. Then Mrs. Ralph Klein joined her as her assistant. By the time she retired in 1987, she had a staff of several people and had seen two expansions to the library building. While the library grew on the outside, Roberta helped it grow on the inside. She spearheaded the preschool story hour, preschool parents coffee hour, the toy program, senior citizen movie festivals, meet-the-candidates panel, and the quilters groups and displays. An avid reader herself, she saw the number of books at the library triple during her years there. With every program, she had an important goal: “to bring more people, more children, into the library.” Before taking the position of head librarian, Roberta was secretary at Pigeon High School for about 13 years, followed by nine years at Thumb Publications, Inc. She also had 10 years with W.R. McIntyre Insurance. Roberta was an active community volunteer working with the Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary, the First United Methodist Women, and the GFWC Pigeon Area Womans Club (Pigeon Worthwhile Club). In 1986 she received the honor of being selected as the Senior Woman of the Year. In 2011 Roberta was chosen as Grand Marshall of the Pigeon Farmers’ Festival Parade.


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Christine Erla

Christine Erla

Name: Christine M. Erla

Age: 88

Hometown: Cass City

Funeral Date: December 21, 2012

Date of Birth: June 10, 1924

Date of Passing: December 17, 2012

Funeral Home: Kranz Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 in the St. Pancratius Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Bala and Sr. Maria Dina Puddu MC officiating. Interment will be in the Elkland Township Cemetery of Cass City. Visitation will be held at the Kranz Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. and again that day from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Friday, December 21, 2012. from 10 to 11 a.m. A Vigil service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Cass City Historical Society, American Legion Post #7 or the St. Pancratius Catholic Church. Military honors under the direction of American Legion Post #7, Caro and United States Navy. Family and Friends may share memories, prayers, and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Christine is survived by her children: Yvonne (Bruce) LeValley of Cass City, Rick Erla of Hernando Mississippi. Grandchildren Trent (Mindy) LeValley, Nathan LeValley and Mindy’s son Brendon. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jose Rodolfo.

Biography

Christine M. Erla, 88, of Cass City, died following a long illness on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Covenant Health Care System, Cooper Campus, Saginaw. She was born June 10, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas to Jessie and Margaret (Benavidez) Martinez. She married Richard “Dick” Erla on January 19, 1946 in Imlay City. He died November 7, 2011. Christine enlisted in the U.S. Navy after her 18th birthday. She worked as a Teletype Operator in the Navy. It was in the dental chair she met Dick as he was working as a Dental Technition also serving in the U.S. Navy. After their service in the military, they returned to the Erla family farm in Imlay City and helped raise Dick’s younger brothers and sisters. Christine was a very active member of St. Pancratius Catholic Church and a member of their Woman’s Alter Society. She was a member of Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and Hills and Dales Hospital Auxiliary. Christine was a supportive volunteer for Cass City Historical Society when it began, Rawson Memorial Liabrary, Elmwood Quilting Club and American Legion Post #7 in Caro. Christine was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was most comfortable in the kitchen cooking for a house full of friends and family. She would deliver a communion to the sick and would take them food also. Christine was God Mother for over 20 people.


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Lois Wood

Lois Wood

Name: Lois A. Wood

Age: 70

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: December 20, 2012

Date of Birth: May 26, 1942

Date of Passing: December 16, 2012

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services for Lois will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Ramsey Funeral Home in Harbor Beach at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jay Barsaleau officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow in Rock Falls Cemetery near Harbor Beach. Those desiring to remember Lois with memorials may consider the Grice Museum in Harbor Beach or the Huron County Youth For Christ. The family wishes to thank all of the caregivers at the Huron County Medical Care Facility and Hospice Advantage for the outstanding care given Lois.

Family of the Deceased

Lois is survived by a son Gregory D. Wood and grandson Wesley J. Wood both of Petoskey, MI and a brother Robert A. Pangman and his wife Marie of Okemos, MI. She was predeceased by her parents and grandparents, William and Alice (Dawson) Pangman, step-grandfather Albert Klump and Peter and Louise (Seltz) Priemer.

Biography

Lois A. Wood, 70, of Harbor Beach passed away peacefully on December 16, 2012 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe after an extended illness. Lois was born on May 26, 1942 in Harbor Beach, the daughter of Wesley E. and Myra C. (Priemer) Pangman. She graduated from Harbor Beach Community School in 1960 and became a Registered Nurse in 1962 upon graduation from the Bronson Hospital School of Nursing in Kalamazoo. Lois worked in a variety of medical positions over the years and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Michigan. After returning to Harbor Beach to live, she opened the Thumb Home Health Care Agency in 1984. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Beach and sang in the choir over the years. She loved music, the arts, painting, and taught piano lessons for a number of years.


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Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown

Name: Elaine Mary Brown

Age: 76

Hometown: Filion

Funeral Date: December 20, 2012

Date of Birth: January 18, 1936

Date of Passing: December 14, 2012

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Brown Family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe and Huron Medical Center for their care for Elaine Services will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 11 am at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Officiating will be Pastor Kathy Grimes and Rev. Ron Grimes of the Kinde Prysbyterian Church. Burial will be in New River Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 9 pm, Wednesday from 1 to 8 pm, and Thursday from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the Diabetes Association or Courtney Manor Activity Fund.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: Husband – Robert “Bob” Brown of Filion 1 daughter – Lori (Jim) Leppek of Ubly 3 sons – Randy (Arlene) Brown of Bad Axe Dennis (Mary) Brown of Ubly Robert J. (Lisa) Brown of Rexford, NY. 17 grandchildren – Micheal (Wendy), Kevin, Jason, Curtis, Daniel, and Jared Brown. Nathan, Leandra, and Janelle Leppek. Matthew, Madison, and Jadyn Brown. Aaron, Cody, and Mikaela Pfaff Collin and Christian Brown. 2 great granddaughters – Olivia and Alice Brown 1 daughter-in-law – Tami Brown of Bad Axe 2 sisters – Irene Roth of Bay City MaryAnn (Tom) Borkowski of Bay City. 2 brothers-in-law – Carl Kreger of Auburn, MI Gary Brown of DeWitt, MI Several neices and nephews Preceded in Death By: In-laws –Alex and Beatrice Brown 1 sister- Joan Kreger brothers and sisters-in-law – Owen and Beryl Brown Howard Roth Bernard and Betty Phelps 3 Nephews – Jim Roth, Bill Roth, and Wayne Phelps

Biography

Elaine Mary Brown, Age 76, of Filion, MI., passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe, MI., surrounded by her family. She was born on November 18, 1936 in Unionville, MI., daughter of the late John C. and Mary (Matten) Herman. She married Robert D. Brown on May 9, 1959 in the Kinde Presbyterian Church. The couple Celebrated 53 years of marriage this year. Elaine was a graduate of the Unionville High School Class of 1954. She attended Northeastern School of Commerce. She co-owned and operated Robert Brown Dairy Equipment along with her husband, Bob, from it’sfounding in 1962 until her retirement in 1999. She was a member of the Kinde Presbyterian Church. Elaine loved spending time with her grandchildren, attending sporting and band events, reading, game shows, cardinals, cows, rides in her classic convertibles, and time at their cabin


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Allie Karl

Allie Karl

Name: Allie O. Karl

Age: 75

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: December 18, 2012

Date of Birth: February 20, 1937

Date of Passing: December 14, 2012

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday,, December 18, at the Community Wesleyan Church, Elkton. Rev. William O’nan, pastor will officiate with burial in Grandlawn Cemetery, Pigeon. Friends may call from 2 to 8 PM Monday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton and at the church after 10 AM T Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the family and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her husband, Howard; her children, Eddie (Lisa) Karl of Caseville, Bregetta (Greg) Witter of Chandler, IN, Bobby (Shelly) Karl of Unionville and Joe Karl of Roseville; her daughter in law, Rena Karl; grandchildren, Kimberly, Benjamin (Mandy), Glenn (Ashley), John (Kari), Andrew (Bethany), Bobby Jr. (Azurah), Vera, Haley (Eric), Lynn (Chris), Ammie and Duncan; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, William (Elsie) Smith of Franklin, GA and Tallmadge Smith of Fairburn, GA and her sister, Rosa Soles. Preceding her in death were two sons, Bobby G. and Everett Karl; two brothers, Leonard and Dewey Smith and two sisters, Alfie Langley and Wilmer Dryer.

Biography

Allie O. Karl, age 75, of Pigeon died Friday morning, December 14 at her home with her family by her side. She was born February 25, 1937 in Roopville, GA to the late Vaughn and Nora (Knott) Smith. On September 20, 1958, she was united in marriage to Howard J. Karl in Newnan, GA. Howard was in the Army, so they traveled around the world with their family for 20 years. While living in Newnan GA in 1977, she helped found the Senior Citizen Center. In 1978, they moved to Michigan, settling in Pigeon. Allie was an active member of the Community Wesleyan Church, Elkton, and a former Cub Scout leader. She enjoyed dancing, fishing, cooking and, visiting and spending time with friends and especially family.


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Dr. Robert Bosch

Dr. Robert Bosch

Name: Dr. Robert F. Bosch

Age: 91

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: December 09, 2012

Date of Birth: August 20, 1921

Date of Passing: December 13, 2012

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Dr. Bob will be Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2pm in the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Mark Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation for Dr. Bob will be on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1-5 & 7-9pm in the funeral home. Visitation on Sunday will begin at 1pm until time of services at 2pm. Military Honors will be given by the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his children: Daughter Susan Rutkowski of Harbor Beach, and sons: Michael Bosch of North Augusta, South Carolina, and Brian Bosch and his wife Jeanne of Harbor Beach, 8 grandchildren: Sean, Kevin and his wife Chrissy, Meagan, Derek, Deryl and his wife Casey, Stephanie, Samantha and Zachary, 7 great grandchildren: Dylan, Haleigh, Spencer, Elliot, Sadie, Bradan, and Lucas. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Doris Bosch of Kalamazoo.

Biography

DR. ROBERT F. BOSCH, age 91 of Harbor Beach, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home under hospice care. He was born on August 20, 1921 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Frank and Helen (Kroneberger) Bosch. Dr. Bob and Helen Fitzpatrick were united in marriage on January 15, 1947 in Alma. She preceded him in death on February 26, 2001. Dr. Bob enlisted in the US Army on August 1, 1942. Shortly there after he was inducted in to the Office of Strategic Services, now known as the Central Intelligence Agency. He spent time in India living in Tents and training to parachute into China, behind Japanese enemy lines, where they would be blowing up specific targets. He was even given a special “Pill” to take if he was captured, to kill himself so no information could be shared. Dr. Bob was discharged as a first lieutenant on October 19, 1945 earning one bronze star. He remained in the officers reserves until 1992. After serving during World War II, Dr. Bob attended the Illinois College of Optometry, which led him to his practice in Harbor Beach, and later Bad Axe, before retiring in 1985. Dr. Bob was a member of the Harbor Beach Lions Club, the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach, the American Optometric Association, and the Harbor Beach United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing at Verona Hills Golf Club.


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Richard Gemmill

Richard Gemmill

Name: Richard "Dick" Gemmill

Age: 85

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: August 27, 1927

Date of Passing: December 13, 2012

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Private memorial service will be held in the spring. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his daughters Connie (Tom) Van Wieren of Rapid City and Nancy Lafferty of Troy; Granddaughters Megan and Emily Van Wieren; and brother Douglas of Warren. He was preceded in death by is brother Frederick.

Biography

Richard "Dick" Gemmill, 85, of Caseville, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home while under hospice care. Richard Charles was born October 27, 1927 in Cass City to the late Mark and Clara (Woodruff) Gemmill. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Warren. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He married Dorothy Craft on October 2, 1948 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Warren. She preceded him in death on September 17, 2004. He retired as a salesman for US Plywood. In 1990 he moved from Warren to his beloved home on Lake Huron in Lake Township. He was a member of the Caseville Eagles. He enjoyed golf and watching Detroit sports.


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