ARMSTRONG GLORIA ANNE, age 89 of Cheboygan passed away peacefully early Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Hancock Haven in Cheboygan. She was born March 24, 1923 in Ashland , OH to Raymond and Lucille (Blue) Freer. In the summer of 1945, she met the love of her life, John "Jack" Armstrong at Mullett Lake , MI where both she and Jack were summering. They were married on September 28, 1946 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cheboygan and took up residence in town. They subsequently moved to Detroit in 1949, to Birmingham, MI in 1962, on to Winchester, VA and retired to Piper's Landing in Jupiter, FL. The last fourteen years were spent wintering in Arizona , all the while never missing a summer at their beloved Mullett Lake. Survivors include her two daughters, Anne Woudenberg of Phoenix and Andie (Rusty) Caston of Oklahoma City, five grandchildren, Jack and Jeff Woudenberg and Whitney, Jay and Jeff Caston and three great grand- children, Emma, Elizabeth and Benjamin Woudenberg. Gloria graduated from Denison University in Ohio . She was a model for Halle Brothers in Cleveland before becoming a Stewardess for American Airlines on the DC-3 planes. She was a devoted wife and mother to Anne and Andie and a wonderful grandmother. She was as talented as she was beautiful. Knitting, painting, playing Bridge and dancing were a few of her gifts as well as being a wonderful cook and hostess. Her beautiful smile would put everyone at ease in her presence. Gloria suffered the effects of Dementia/Alzheimers for over a decade but referred to herself as a "Happy Camper" and always kept a smile on her face. We are grateful that she has joined our father who she preceded in death by only 8 months. They are happy together with the Lord. God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered "Come to Me". We wish to express our deep appreciation to Hospice of the Straits, all the wonderful caregivers who have ministered to her needs over the years and to everyone at Hancock Haven for their unending love, compassion and care. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cheboygan with the Rev. Paul Megge officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gloria's name may be directed to Hospice of the Straits, the Alzheimer's Association, Sacred Heart Church or the Cheboygan County Humane Society (in memory of Hilda, Feather and Nokie). Those wishing to sign an online register book are invited to do so at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com Arrangements are being handled by the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home.
AUSTIN BARBARA A. Age 76. Wife of the late Red. Beloved mother of Vicki (Tom) Chrzanowski, Alan (Tammy), Lynn (Dan) Searey, Lisa (Scott) Dennis and Valerie (Brent) Pfeifer. Grand- mother of 17. Great Grandmother of four. Visitation Friday 12-9 pm with visiting Saturday 12 pm until 3 pm Service at Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. Taylor, MI (east of Telegraph). Contributions to Wayne State University-Department of Mortuary Science.
AYLWARD ROBERT GEORGE Age 77, of Livonia and formally of Detroit passed away peacefully on December 20, 2012. Son of the late Alexander and Gertrude Aylward, brother of Joan Brantigan, uncle to Gail Gordon and Dale Brantigan. Robert (Bob) valued friendships and he enjoyed mentoring. His passions were cars, horses, and travel. Private family services will be held.
BAWULSKI LUKE AUSTIN, 24, of Farmington, died suddenly January 7, 2013. Luke will be remembered as a kind and compassionate soul who had a smile for everyone and was loved in return. He enjoyed working out, disc golf and coin collecting. He deeply loved his nephews, Cort and Reed. Luke is lovingly survived by his father, Ronald; mother, Cynthia; sister, Brooklyn (Scott) Gehringer; brother, Eric; grandparents, Elaine (the late Fred) Bawulski, and Joan and John Weld; and nephews, Cort and Reed Gehringer. Funeral Ceremony Saturday, January 12th, 10:00 am at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. Interment Farmington Oakwood Cemetery. Luke is truly loved and will be sorely missed. heeney-sundquist.com
BIEDERMAN RONALD Beloved husband of Constance "Connie" Biederman. Dear brother-in-law of Andrew Harbut, Juanita Harbut, the late Arthur Buch and the Bruce Harbut. Also survived by other loving friends and family. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON DAVÍDSON/ HERMELIN CHAPEL AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
BISHOP ALEXANDRIA (SANDRA) ANN of Royal Oak and Rochester, born November 3, 1940, went to be with God on January 9, 2013. Surviving are son, H. William (Bill) Hansen Jr. (Dannette), daughter Cheryl A. Hansen (Robert Duval) and brother Alex Bishop (Joan); grandchildren, Carrie Basak (Mike), Joseph Kretsch, Ailee and Liam Hansen; great grandchildren, Justin, Payton and Dylan Basak; Nephew Alex Bishop III. Also surviving from her father's second marriage are brother John A. Bishop, sister Margaret Staschke (John) children Matthew, Mary and Michael; and sister Bonnie Gaval (Dave) and children Brianna, Logan, Tanner and Jackson. Sandra was predeceased by her parents, Arthur A Bishop and Ann Logan Bishop and step-mother, Catherine I. Bishop along with daughter Shelley M. Zizska. Sandra was the family gatherer and will be missed by other family and friends as she had a great loving presence. She expended much of her energy watching over and caring for others. Her final days were fueled by her love of family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6805 Bluegrass Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346 (248-625-3288) at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 12, 2013 (gathering at 10 a.m.) with a light lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation be made to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, 800-527-6266, www.karmanos.org or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 877-465-6636, www.komen.org
BONOWICZ HELEN M. Age 92. January 8, 2013. Beloved sister of the late Bernice Rutha, Julia Rais, Irene and Henry. Loved and remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral Saturday, in state 9:30 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Francis D'Assisi Church. Private inurnment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share memories @www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
BRAND MARIAN January 7, 2013. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Loving mother of David (Vernal), Susan (Donald) Cosner, Carol (Michael) O'Meara and the late Danny. Proud grandmother of Justin, Ian, Sarah, Bianca, Megan and Sean. Funeral Friday in state 11:00am until 11:30am Mass at St. Jane Frances de Chantal (38750 Ryan Rd. just south of 17 Mile, Sterling Heights). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Due to family allergies, in lieu of flowers donations preferred to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com
BUKATA MICHAEL S. Age 50. January 3, 2013. Beloved son of the late Michal and Christine. Loving brother of Susan (Gary) Wurtz. Dearest uncle of Gary, Jr. and Sophia. Dear nephew of Sally (Ted) Klamerus, Tom Podeszwa and the late Anne Kaye. Also survived by many cousins. Memorial reception 12 Noon on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at PLAV Post #16, 25222 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Hgts. Care entrusted to Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 313-271-0800. Share memories @www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
CANNER PAULINE Beloved wife of the late Herman Canner. Cherished mother of James (Susan) Canner and Robert (Raelon) Canner. Loving grandmother of Dr. Jason (Dr. Janie) Canner, Jennifer Canner, Kimberly Wish, Linda Hoffman, Kristi (Craig) Kallen, Carl (Julie) Routzahn, Michael (Lauren) Canner, and Jillian (Jeffrey) Foster. Proud great grandmother of Carson and Chloe Kallen, Max and Will Canner, Peyton Routzahn, Quinn and Dylan Canner. Sister of the late Edith (the late Sidney) Deitch, the late Israel (the late Anne) Weiner. Sister-in-law of Lorraine (the late Marvin E.) Canner and the late Bernard Canner. SERVICES 3:00 P.M. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE CHAPEL AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.
CIALEK JOAN of Taylor. Age 81, January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Nick (Susan) Voss. Dearest sister of Patricia (Jim) Poirier, Sue (Roy) Aho, and Theresa (the late Gonzalo Rodriquez) Pelkey. Proud grandmother of Caitlin. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m with a 7 pm. Rosary at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192, 734- 285-9000, Funeral Service Saturday In state at 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Angels, 6442 Pelham, Taylor. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
CORMANY LOIS ANN Age 74 ,January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of Richard L. Loving mother of Susan Heydel, Pamela (Dennis) Klenow and Randall Cormany. Proud grandmother of James and Amanda Cormany, Bradley Heydel also Adam and Jack Klenow. Funeral Saturday 10:30am at Christ Lutheran Church 32300 Schoenherr,Warren In state 10:00am until time of Service. Visitation at A. H. Peters Funeral Home 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 ½ Mile Rd.) Warren Friday 2pm until 9pm. Memorial Contributions to Christ Lutheran Church appreciated. ahpeters.com
CORNELIA TERRENCE J. December 31, 2012. Age 68, son of the late Willard and Jeanette Cornelia. Beloved brother of Michael (the late Rosalind), Susan (Richard) Mulrenin, and Willard (Gina). Beloved uncle of Jill (Jeff) McCormick, Jeanette Wieske, Mary Mulrenin, and Jennifer (Scott) May. Proud great-uncle to several nephews and nieces. Proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Great Lakes Steel. Member of American Legion and VFW. Memorial Mass Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 19624 Wood St., Melvindale, gathering starting at 10:30 a.m. with a 11 a.m. Mass of Resurrection to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd., (313) 928-2300. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
CORRADI VALENTINE L. "VAL" January 7, 2013. Age 90 of Bloomfield Hills. Longtime advertising executive in the Detroit area. Husband of the late Virginia. Dear father of JoAnn Bonnett (Mitch). Special grandfather of Bryan Bonnett. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 4-7 p.m. at the Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Funeral service Saturday 2 p.m. at church. Memorial tributes to the Beaumont Foundation or the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DAMMAN ROGER ANDREW Age 50 of Grosse Pointe, December 20, 2012. Loving son of Margaret and the late Warren Damman. Proud father of Warren A. Damman and Jason J. Damman. Loving brother of Lynda (Frank) Grippi, Diane (William) Laney, Warren (Susan) Damman, Ronald (Janice) Damman and Suzanne (George) Scandalis. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation at 9:30 am. Light a candle and share a memory at www.Verheyden.org.
DANIELS JOAN Beloved wife of the late John G. Dearest mother Lynn (Dean) Murray, Jacquelynn (Michael) Malek, Bonnie (Scott) Stephens, John (Karen) Daniels, Jennifer (Roger) Wieske, and Mary (Brian) Schulte. Loving grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 12. Predeceased by son-in-law Phillip Montie. Memorial Visitation Friday from 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Funeral Service at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan). In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Heartland Hospice.
DAVLANTES STEVE. Age 84. January 8, 2013. Beloved husband of Irene. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Instate Friday 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 10:30 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair Shores. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church. ahpeters.com
DEGEN GRETA MAE (DENAULT), age 82, passed away peacefully January 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Daniel (Bonnie), Debra (Dan) Barnes-Toy, Denise (Robert) Erwin Fracchia and Darlene (Ed) Yee. Proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of three. Survived by her two sisters, Dianne Deanult Kirschke and Cheryl Lutz Wigand. Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 from 2 p.m. 8 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of The Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd, White Lake. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. (In State 1 p.m.) at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 2040 S. Commerce Rd., Walled Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
DESMOND RAY, December 29, 2012 in Arizona, formerly of Oak Park. Loving husband of Norma (nee: Hickman) for 64 years. Dear father of Lane Campau (Joe), Larry, Raymond, and Mary Ann Chapman (Steve). Brother of Marie Scaccia; and predeceased by six brothers. Memorial Mass Saturday 10 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237. Family suggests memorial tributes to Our Lady of Fatima Church. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248-362-2500). View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DI VIRGIL STEVEN L. Age 57; January 4, 2013. Beloved husband of Patty. Dear father of Stephanie Balogh (Andy) and Jeffrey DiVirgil. Brother of Bill (Kathe) DiVirgil and Daria Cooper (Jim). Son of Charles and Theresa DiVirgil. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation 1-9 pm Sunday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods with a 7 pm scripture service. Visitation at St. Joan of Arc Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Monday until mass at 10 am. Memorials contributions to Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Special Olympics are appreciated. Checks payable to Sport, Inc., 377 Fisher Rd. Suite F, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 ahpeters.com
DOW THERESE A much loved St. John Hospital nurse, mother, wife, sister, grandmother (Mimi), aunt and friend to countless, passed away on January 3, 2013 after a long, brave fight against cancer of the brain. Therese was born Therese O'Sullivan on May 26, 1940 in Port Huron, Michigan along with her twin sister Mary. She graduated from St. Steven High School in Port Huron, in 1958, where she was captain of the basketball team. She graduated from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Ann Arbor in 1961 and embarked on a fifty year career as a registered nurse at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1966 she moved to Detroit to begin a career at St. John Hospital in Detroit. Her first job was as the Head Nurse for the first Intensive Care Unit at St John. She married Stuart Dow in 1969 and became a mother to Sarah Dow in 1970 and Laura Dow in 1972. After her children were born she switched to working part time as a nurse in the St. John emergency room. After her first granddaughter was born in 2002 in California, she retired from St. John and started working contingent in the occupational health department at St. John, so she could be free to travel to California as often as she wanted or was needed. She dedicated her life to helping other people as a nurse, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. A doctor who worked with her in the E.R. said Therese was amazing. No matter how dire the situation, she treated every one the same, with dignity and compassion. Another doctor said Therese represented all that is good in the world. One of her many friends said "She was like a sister to so many of us". Therese is survived by her husband of 43 years Stuart Dow her two daughters Sarah Dow Reimers (John) of Venice, CA, and her daughter Laura Dow Coon (Zachary) of Plymouth, MI. She is also survived by her sister Mary Selinger (Dr.Harold) of Charleston, West Virginia, her brother John O'Sullivan of Denver, Colorado, and her eight grandchildren, Molly, Stuart, William and James Reimers and Nathan, Aaron, Elijah, and Isaac Coon. She is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her father Federal Judge Clifford O'Sullivan and her mother Theresa O'Sullivan, her brothers Patrick and Thomas O'Sullivan, her sister Sheila Keelan, her sister-in-law's Maureen O'Sullivan and Caroline Dow-Covert and brother-in-law Jack Keelan, and niece Mary Catherine Dykhouse Stuligross, and nephew David R. Selinger. Therese was a woman of faith, a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Paul on The Lake Catholic Church since 1977. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts in her name to Young Life of Grosse Pointe, 475 Fisher Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230, St. Paul on The Lake Ministry to the Sick and the Home Bound, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. Funeral visitation will be Friday, January 11, from 3-8 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI. The Funeral Mass. will be at 12 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at St Paul on The Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
DRAYER WILLIAM L. January 8, 2013. Age 82. Beloved husband of Shirley. Dear father of Scott (Vicki), Steven (Valerie) and Corey. Proud grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of nine. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church 61095 Campground, Washington Twp. Visitation at Wujek Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Friday 3-9 p.m. Burial Glen Eden East Cemetery. Memorials to The Church are welcome. Mr. Drayer was a founding member of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. He also worked as an Engineer for GM for 38 years. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
ELBINGER JOSEPHINE, January 9, 2013, Age 91. Longtime resident of Royal Oak. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear mother of Beverly Formell (John). Grandmother of John Formell Jr. (Cheryl), and great-grandmother of Kirsten Formell. Cousin of Harvey Ferrero (Carol), Marian Ferrero, and Charles Ferrero (Jan). Funeral Service Saturday 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
EMERY CHARLES R., 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 4, 2013. Beloved husband of Kathleen; brother to Mildred and Kenneth; father of Charles (Margaret) Jr., Karen, Donna (John) Rabaut, Elizabeth (Steven) Ackley, Susan (Joshua Barr), and grandfather of Erin, Joseph, Lindsay, Nicholas, Madison, and Sabrina. Retired from Michigan Bell with 41 years of service, Charles also co-founded Wolverine Tech, TTI and C.E. Communications. Raised in Dearborn, MI, Charles proudly served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and volunteered throughout his life in Telephone Pioneers, Boy Scouts of America, and the Big Brothers program. A fierce competitor and natural athlete, Charles had achievements in baseball, hockey, bowling, and golf, including a term as president of Lochmoor Club. Visitation will be Friday 5-9 p.m. and service Saturday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.
FRANKS ANNIE Age 87, died January 6, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Roy. Cherished sister of Mary (the late Walter) Delaney, and the late Edward, Margaret and Alexander McCormick, Sister-in-law of Loretta McCormick. Dear stepmother of Janet (Joseph) Kierpiec, Judith Duffus, Dale (Martha) Franks, Margo (Paul) Kurtzman, Mack (Karen) Franks, and the late Roy Franks Jr. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and family members. Visitation Friday 3-9pm, with a 7pm Vigil Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd). In State Saturday 9am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
GILL GREGORY GIRARD, passed away at home on Monday, January 7, 2013 after nearly a year of warring with cancer. He was born in Pontiac on October 6, 1946 and grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI the middle child of Dr. Matthew and Gertrude Gill. Greg was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Martin-Gill, his children Rebecca Weaver-Gill (J.R. Greenwell) and Ethan Gill, granddaughter Dehlia Greenwell, and brothers Christopher (Connie Gill) and Jerome Gill (Kathy Gill). The family will greet friends at Fountain Street Church on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. A memorial event will take place this Summer in Northern Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice, but is also accepting donations to offset the expenses of medical care and funeral services.
GLADSTONE SYLVIA Beloved wife of Gilbert Gladstone. Dear mother of Irving (Sally) Gladstone and Marcia (Rick) Kalisher. Loving grandmother of Brian Kalisher. Devoted sister of Arnold (Cookie) Zimmerman and Vicki (Cliff) Gorov. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. SERVICES FRIDAY, 10:00 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com
HALLMANN BRUNO J. Age 89; born March 23, 1923, The Free City of Danzig, Germany; and died in White Lake, Michigan on January 6, 2013. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Hallmann for 56 years; Loving father of William "Bill" (Suzette) Hallmann and John (Dorothy Macha) Hallmann; Cherished grandfather of Amber, Christina and Sterling Hallmann. Bruno will be missed by many family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home 3295 East Highland Road Highland, MI, Monday January 14, 2013, at 10 AM. Family Will Receive Friends Saturday January 12, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm and Sunday January 13, 2013 from 1:008:00 pm. Memorials appreciated to the Veterans Support Foundation, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com
HAMMERSCHMIDT ROBERT J. Age 90, January 8, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Ann. Dear father of Mary Jo and Mark. Brother of Jack, Tom, Peggy, Phyllis Scheff, Jerry, Nancy Rice, and the late Richard, Billy and Pat DeYonker. Visitation Thursday 3-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Friday 10am until 10:30am Mass at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27204 West Chicago, (1 block East of Inkster Rd.). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
HILLEBRAND ROBERT PAUL January 6, 2013, age 84. Passed away in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Dear father of Cyndi Heywood, Karen (Mike) Layman, Denise Lewis, Steve (Pat) Hillebrand, Mark (Linda) Hillebrand, and Robin (Paul) Kulpa. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren; Michael, Kelly, Scott, Steven, Bob, Erik, Dan, Julie, Tom, Matt, Lisa, Chris and Paige. Seven great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by wives Ruth and Mary. Visitation Thursday 2:00pm till 9:00pm with evening scripture service 7:00pm at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper Ave., (3 Blocks N. of 10 Mile Road). Funeral Friday in state 9:30am St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores till time of Mass 10:00am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital appreciated. Share a memory with the family at www.bcfh.com.
KLEIN BEATRICE H. Age 85 of Hazel Park passed away January 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Raphael Klein (2002). Dear mother of Raphael A. Klein and Randy J. Klein. Sister of Frank Korach. Sister-in-law of Joyce Henige. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and some very special friends and neighbors. Visitation Friday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, funeral services Saturday 10:00 am at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights, Mich. hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com.
KLEIN SHIRLEY LORRAINE age 94, died January 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Milton A. Dear mother of Darlene Kay (Jim) McPherson and Judith (Lester James) Macklem. Proud grandmother of four and great grandmother of ten. Visitation Friday 1:00pm-9:00pm and funeral service 12 Noon Saturday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blocks east of Van Dyke) Utica. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorials appreciated to Seasons Hospice. Please share a memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
KRYGIER JOSEPH MICHAEL, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (nee Clark), his children Michael, Alena and Evan; his mother, Christine Krygier; his siblings, Anthony Krygier, Karen Krygier, Paula (Rob) Koch and many nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his father, Richard A. Krygier. The memorial gathering is today, Thursday, January 10, from 3 until 9 pm at the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb. Memorial service is Friday at 11 a.m (instate 10 a.m.) at the funeral home. Memorials to the wishes of the family or your favorite charity. Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com
KRZEMINSKI GLORIA JEAN (NEE BRZEZINSKI), 66, of Macomb Twp., died Monday, January 7, 2013 Survived by her husband, Roger M.; children, Erica Jean (Greg) Dickerson and Roger D. (Marianne) Krzeminski; grandchildren, Ezra and Dow Dickerson; and siblings, Robert (Patricia) Brzezinski and Patricia (Daniel) Pytlak. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 12 at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd, Macomb. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 12-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary at Hauss Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb and Saturday 9-9:30 a.m. at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to family wishes for distribution between organizations that Gloria supported. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
LANNEN MARY G., Age 85, of Farmington, Michigan, passed away peacefully December 26. She was born December 16, 1927, the daughter of Andrew and Gertrude Greening. Loving wife of 49 years to the late Robert (d. 1998); dear mother of Joseph (Debbie), Mary Lou (Howard) Bosworth, Bridget, Mark (Marianne), Rosemary (Harold Walters) and the late Thomas (d. 2012); brother of Robert Greening; and grandmother of 12, great grandmother of five. In addition to her husband and son, Mary was preceded in death by siblings, William, Ann Moloney and Angela Detmers. Mary enjoyed traveling the world, entertaining and visiting friends. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Memorial Mass Saturday, January 12, 10:00 am (gathering after 9:30 am) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Memorial gifts suggested to South Oakland Shelter 18505 West 12 Mile Road Lathrup Village, MI 48076. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). heeney-sundquist.com
LAPENSEE LORRAINE M., age 85, of Fraser, January 8, 2013. Beloved wife of Leo for 68 years. Loving mother of Kathleen (Donald) Krezenski, Sandra Smith, Linda (Steve) Oxendine, Coleen Lapensee, Darlene Lapensee, Dan (Margaret) Lapensee and Dennis (Cheryl) Lapensee. Surviving are many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Shirley Shaw and Harold Barbret. Visitation Thursday 2-9 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile) Warren. Rosary at 7 pm. Mass Friday. 11:00 am at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14085 14 Mile, Sterling Hts. In state 10:30 am. Memorials to St. Jude Hospital or Little Sisters of the Poor. ahpeters.com
LAURIE ARTHUR T., age 93, of Utica, formerly of Royal Oak, died Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was born July 28, 1919 in Detroit to Floyd and Louise Laurie. Mr. Laurie was a graduate of Royal Oak High School and proudly served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked in sales and management at Lawson and Erb Lumber Yards, and was a partner in K.W. Mills Building Co. He was a Melvin Jones recipient and life member of the Royal Oak Lions Club, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Royal Oak, and enjoyed fishing, golf and traveling. Surviving are his wife, Jean (Lawson), whom he married February 11, 1937; daughters, Judy (Ernie) Kwierant of Fairfield Glade, TN and Barbara McNeil of Sterling Heights; grandson, Scott (Kathy) Kwierant and great-grandsons, Michael and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Grisdale-Kwierant, his brother, Allan (Elaine) Laurie, and son-in-law, James McNeil. Visitation Friday 3-6 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorials suggested to the Royal Oak Lions Club, PO Box 473, Royal Oak, MI, 48068 www.kinsey-garrett.com
LEVASSEUR KATHRYN CRONIN January 5, 2013, Age 80. Retired Detroit Public School Teacher and Docent of the Detroit Institute of Arts with special interest in early Greek and Roman art. Author of "Ruthie's Girl". B.A. History Sienna Heights College 1954, M.A. Latin, Wayne State University, 1993. Fiercely independent, devoted fashionista, Francophile, avid reader and life-long learner. Ever the teacher, she enjoyed sharing her vast knowledge of history and art with her five grandchildren, many admirers and friends. Beloved wife of the late H. Douglas Levasseur. Loving mother of Elise (Rocco), Thomas (Susan), Dennis (Melissa), Marie Brown (John) and Gregory. Devoted grandmother of Douglas, Emily, Victoria, Kathryn and Margaret. Sister of Mary Cronin Moll (Conrad). Aunt of David and Jason. Daughter of the late Daniel and Ruth (nee Despond) Cronin. Her unique philosophy of life and gift for story-telling will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her caring presence will be sadly felt by her "alleged" cat, Circe. Family will receive friends Friday, January 11th 1-8p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). Memorial service Saturday, January 26th 2:00pm at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Memorial tributes to The Detroit Institute of Arts. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
LEWIS CATHY (NEE PIER) Loving sister of Bobby Byars (Mary Ellen), Edward Pier and Vicki Pier. Loving aunt of Paula, Jason, Laura, Jennifer, Jacob and Alexis. Private service has taken place.
LINK ARTHUR F., JR. January 6, 2013 Age 91. Former longtime owner of Hoyt, Brumm & Link, Inc. Beloved husband of Millie for 25 years and the late Virginia Partlan for 33 1/2 years. Loving father of Kathie Vaughn and the late Sallie Faudie. Cherished grandfather of Zachary, Kellie, K.C. and Mollie. Also survived by son-in-law and daughter-in-law Michael and Diane Lueck and their children Chris and Katy. Memorial Mass Friday 10:30a.m. at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln at Lahser Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins 10a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Regis Catholic Church. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500.
LOMBARDO SAM J., age 92 of Sterling Heights passed away on January 9, 2013. Sam retired from General Motors; he was part of the design staff. Sam had a 39 year career in fast pitch softball. He played in eight national championships with Briggs. Sam also played in three national championships while playing for the Zollner Pistons, Ft. Wayne Indiana; he was their top hitter for six years. Sam was named first-team All-American in 1961 and 1964. In October, 1981, Sam was inducted into the Michigan Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the National Hall of Fame. Loving husband of the late Mary. Dear father of Fran (George) Parker and Frank (Sharon) Lombardo. Dearest grandfather of Paul (Lauren) Lombardo, Brian Lombardo, and Eric Lombardo. Sam is also survived by his siblings Margaret (Dick) McRae, Lena (Joe) Carlo and sister in law Patricia Lombardo. Sam was predeceased by his brother Roy. Visitation will be Friday January 11, 2013 from 2-9 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes Rd. Clinton Twp. MI 48038. Additional visitation will be Saturday January 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Please visit www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
MALONE JOHN M., M.D., age 85, died January 8, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Thereza. Dearest father of Mary Thereza (Tom), Louis (Carol), Tom (Pat), Mark (Lisa), Jim (Sheila), Susie (Bob), Karen and the late John Jr.. Loving grandfather of 16. Dear friend Joan Cribb. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Scripture Service 4 p.m. In State Saturday 9:30 am until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to U of D Jesuit High School. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MARSHALL BARBARA ANN of Titusville, Florida, formerly of Walled Lake, Michigan. Barbara passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013. She is survived by her son, Robert (Julie), granddaughters Kaitlin and Rachael, former husbands Terry Thorton and Robert Marshall. Barbara worked at Michigan Bell and Ameritech for 20 years. Memorial service 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, at Highland House Restaurant, 2630 E. Highland Road, Highland, MI, 48356
MASTERS DOLORES "DEE" Age 74 of Berkley, passed away January 9, 2013. Beloved mother of Mike (Cathy) Masters, Dave (Sally Pluhoff) Masters, Steve Bishop, Jim (Basia) Bishop, Tim (Michelle) Bishop, Tom (Heidi) Bishop, and Caren (Tony) Stark. Dear sister of Sandy (Howard) Beckman, Gail (Rob) Gartner, Mary (Dave) Paul, and the late Jimmy Lacey. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and dear friend, Chris Doe. The family will receive friends Friday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Rd., Berkley (two blks. w. of Woodward). Dee will lie in state Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 12 p.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 2100 W. 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak (NE Corner of 12 Mile and Woodward). Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
MAZUREK CATHERINE G. (NEE BEERS) January 6, 2013. Age 74. Beloved wife of the late Walter; his daughters Cynthia, Claudia and six grandchildren. Loving daughter of the late Catherine and the late Fred Frolich. Visitation Friday 3-9 pm. Funeral Saturday 11:00 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Capuchins appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
McGREW MAXINE Age 83 of Warren. Passed away January 6, 2013. Wife of the late Eugene (1990). Mother of Ronald (Toki), Victoria, Brenda, Susan Sassin and Marjorie. Grandmother of eight and Great-grandmother of one. Sister of R.J. Brook. Visitation Saturday 12 noon - 6pm (funeral service 5:00 pm) at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 23919 John R. Road, Hazel Park, MI. hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com
McMILLAN LEO JAMES Age 83. Beloved husband of Norma. Loving father of Gery (Emily), Matthew, Cecilia Jensen, Daniel (Sara), Lisa, Jeannette, Christopher, Elizabeth, Philip, Pamela (Christopher) Boucher, and Kathleen Dykgraaf. "Pop" to numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear Brother of Mary Margaret Russette and the late Patricia McGinnis and Donald. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Good friend to many. In state Saturday 10 am until 11 am Funeral Service at Christ the King Church, 20800 Grand River Ave in Detroit (S. of McNichols Rd.) In lieu of flowers, contributions to Christ the King Church appreciated. Condolences to CharlesStepFuneralHome.com
MILLER TYRONE Age 50, January 4, 2013. Brother Tyrone Miller will lie in state today at Fields Funeral Home, 10050 Joy Road from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. and his Services will be held on Friday January 11th at Dunamis Outreach Ministries, 13320 Greenfield Detroit, MI 48227. Family hour is at 10:30 a.m. the funeral is 11 a.m. He will be at Detroit Memorial Park West in Redford MI.
MOELLERING HEINZ 87 of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. Joseph's hospital with family around him. Heinz Moellering was born on December 17, 1925 in Dortmund, Germany. As a child, Heinz came to the United States with his mother, Anna Mengeringhausen/ Moellering. As a young man living in Detroit, Heinz visited friends in the "country" (Belleville). His eyes caught "the love of his life" riding her horse on the Michigan Avenue Farm. Heinz and Adriene (DeBacker) were married on May 28, 1948 and had three children. Heinz started a small business in their chicken coop with one employee that grew to their basement and to what is now a large corporation with over 800 employees. Heinz enjoyed flying, skiing, backpacking, mountain climbing, history - especially the Native American culture and traveling, always with "his bride"!! Heinz was a family man. He would always tell everyone: first is his wife, second his kids, and third work! Survivors include his wife, Adriene; three children, Daniel (Mary) Moellering, Sharon (Martin) Brooks, and David (Ellen) Moellering; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Moellering, Dan (Jocelyn) Moellering, Caroline Moellering, Michael (Heather) Stith, Marianne (Seth) Rock, Matthew (Shelly) Stith, Kristina Moellering (Jeff), Jeffrey (Judy) Stith, and Kim Moellering; one sister, Anna Lore Papatriantafyllou, and one brother, Herb (Carol) Trute; one sister and brother-in-law, Leon and Madelyn Vercruysse. Heinz is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Germaine DeBacker and brother-in-law George Papatriantafyllou. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Private funeral services will be held. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
MOORE DOROTHY Age 86, January 5, 2013. Beloved wife of the late John W. Loving mother of Constance (Norman) Johnson, Douglas (Diane), Dale (Gloria), Frederick, and the late Dennis. Dear grandmother of Deanne, Tony, Dominic, Crystal, Jeffrey, Amber, Jonathan, and Anthony. Great-grandmother of Lauren, Ryan, Josie, Drayden, and Michael. Visitation Saturday 11am followed by the Funeral Service at 1pm at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice. www.santeiufuneralhome.com