BAKHAUS VELMA J. age 85, passed away April 11, 2012. She is survived by her loving family and was preceded in death on March 28, 2012, by her loving husband of 65 years, Roy K. Bakhaus. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 3:00 9:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 330 E. Liberty, South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com
BERESH DAVID April 7, 2012, in Oldsmar, Florida. Beloved husband of Chrissy. Devoted father of Samantha, Alexandra and Lindsey. Precious son of Dan and Mary Jane. Loving brother of Karen Rizza. Also survived by many other family members and friends who were blessed to know him. David touched the lives of his family, friends and the community with his smile, generosity and sense of humor. Family will receive friends Monday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Prayers at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 3750 Commerce Rd., Orchard Lake. Visitation at church begins Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BUCZEK CELIA April 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edwin. Dearest mother of Bernard (Cynthia) and Ronald. Bache to Christopher (Mallory), Jacob, Aaron, Kayleigh and Noah. Great-grandmother of Charlotte and Caroline. Sister in-law of Sophie Owazany. Member of the Msgr. Hunt K of C Retiree's and the Polka Boosters. The family requests donations or Masses to S.S. Peter and Paul Church. Visitation Monday 9 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. www.sajewskifh.com
BULGARELLA JANE (NEE HARRINGTON) Age 58, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of Ron for 24 years. Loving mother of Heather Gregory and Tara (Jesse) Ritts. Dear grandmother of Cheyenne, Vincent, Kassidy and Kyle. Dear sister of Kathy (Dave) Orsi, Tom, Brian, Noreen (Jeff) White, Tim, Margy Deming and the late Emmett. Loving daughter of Jennie (nee Roche) and the late Emmett. Jane worked for Roush Industries from 1984 until 2008. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy (16 Mile Rd.). Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
BURNHAM ROBERT JAY April 11, 2012. Age 79. Beloved husband of Donna for 56 years. Loving Dad of Robert (Debra) and Janice (Phil) Westphal. Dear Papa of Alex and Evan Westphal. Visitation and Funeral Saturday April 14th. Visitation from 3-6 p.m. followed by a 6:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. For more information please see www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
COURINGTON BEN M. age 88, passed away April 11, 2012. He was a resident of Roseville for 59 years and a proud member of the Roseville Masonic Lodge #522. Ben was the beloved husband of the late Geudria for 53 years. Loving father of Sue Courington, Jami (Mike) Didio and Joni (Rick) Nelson. Dear grandfather of Michael Didio and Alyssa Didio. Visitation Sunday 3-9 pm with a 7 pm Masonic Memorial Service at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. In State Monday 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at Erin Presbyterian Church, 30000 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Memorial donations in Ben's name are appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society. Please share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
CZECH LEONARD A. April 12, 2012. Age 80. Beloved husband of Ruth for 57 years. Loving father of Bob (Patricia), Randy and Mary Czech-Aldrin (Adam). Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Rachel, Maryrose, Ivan and Thomas. Services will be held privately. Family requests no flowers. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500.
DAMONE MARIE "CLAIRE" (NEE LaPOINTE) Age 74 of Bloomfield Hills died on April 12, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Michael G. for 52 years. Dear mother of Michael J. (Lisa), Mary Beth Damone (Brent Sullivan), Dori Damone Cassidy and Anna Damone Kessler (Rick). Grandmother of James, AJ, Cameron, Collin, Tyler, Megan, Kelli, David, Shannon and Myles. Sister of Carol Ann Wilson (Lenny) and Armand LaPointe (Ellen). Cousin of Gerald LaPointe (Betty). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Monday, 3-8 p.m. Prayers 7:00 p.m. She was a longtime active parishioner at Holy Name Church in Birmingham. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon at Woodland, Birmingham. Visitation at church begins 10a.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation, Claire Damone Fall Prevention Fund, 26200 Lahser Rd, Suite 300, Southfield, Michigan 48033. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that sustains and advances the mission of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan by providing philanthropic support for benevolent care, services and programs, and residences for seniors of all faiths. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DANAHER JANET L. MCPHAIL Age 79; March 13, 2012 in Vero Beach, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 and Christ Church, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Arrangements by Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home.
DeCOSTER ANGELINE Age 85 on April 10, 2012. Loving wife of the late Victor. Dearest mother of Douglas (Phyllis) and the late Diane (Keith) Karapuz. Grandmother of Andrea (Jordan) Flora and Douglas (Jenny), and great-granddaughter, Emily. She held the Belgian Community in high regard and was a proud member of many Belgian clubs. Visitation at Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Ave. (between 12 and 13 Mie Rds.), St. Clair Shores on Sunday 3-9 p.m. with Scripture Service 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday at St. Joan of Arc Church, 9:30 a.m. In state with Mass at 10 a.m. Share memories with vanfuneral.com.
EICHORN FRANK M. April 11, 2012. Age 88. Beloved husband of the late Maudie. Loving father of Diane (Dennis) Steele, Carolyn (Donald) Sustrich and Annette (Brian) Stehlin. Proud grandfather of Scott, Christopher, Jennifer, Lauren and Alyssa. Dear brother of the late George, Josie, Annie, and Marie. Proud Army Veteran of WWII and member of Bruce Post # 1146 also former member of Eagles in Eastpointe. Donations to Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Twp. would be appreciated. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Sunday 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Scripture 7:00 pm Funeral Monday at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover, Warren. (N. of 13 mile) In State 9:00 am until time of Mass 9:30 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
EVANS LINDA K. Age 64. April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late David Paul Evans Jr. Loving mother of Lori (Jim) Spears, Thomas (Katie) Shirk, Nathan (Michele) Evans, Tracey Evans and Scott (Dana) Evans. Cherished Grandmother of Matthew Spears, Robert (Kymberlee) Spears, Nicholas Spears, Riley Shirk, Maggie Shirk, Courtney Evans and Brittney Hayner. Dearest great-grandmother of David Spears and Ryan Bleeker. Dear sister of Kathy (Jerry) Palmer and Susan (Bill) Stover. Funeral Service Monday at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive) Dearborn, 11a.m. Visitation Sunday 3p.m. - 9p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, www.abta.org.
GARCIA ELIZABETH J., age 84. April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of Ramon Garcia for 62 years. Dear mother of George (Susan) Garcia, Gregory (Katherine) Garcia, Gary (Cindy) Garcia, Suzanne (Mark) Giossi, Geoffrey (Pamela) Garcia, Gerald (Sherry) Garcia, and Donna (Ted) Steffens. Loving grandmother of 13 and four great-grandchildren. Sister of Catherine (Charles) Miracle, and Joanne Hill. Visitation will be Friday 2-9 p.m. at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi, 248-348-1800. In state Saturday at St. Williams Catholic Church, 531 Common Street, Walled Lake, 11:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy 12 Noon. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Online condolences can be sent to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
HAMEL BEVERLY, age 76, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife the late Ronald. Dear mother of Sheri (Kevin) Murphy, Janelle Gough and Mark (Adele) Hamel. Grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of five. Visitation Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, Saturday 2-9 p.m. Services Sunday at 1 p.m. Please visit online guestbook at Mannsfuneralhome.com
HUGHES JOANNE MARY April 10, 2012, age 79. Loving wife of the late James. Dearest mother of Cathy Smith (Ed), Eileen Dluzynski (Steve), Jim Hughes (Michelle) and Joanne McManamon (son-in-law Brian). Loving grandmother of Kimmy, Stephen, Kristy, Paul, Danny, Michael, Jimmy, Colleen, Jesse, Brianna and Brendan. Dear sister of Jerry, Shirley and Gloria. Funeral Liturgy Saturday 11:30 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, (4855 Parker, Dearborn Heights). Gathering at church 11:00 a.m. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Rosary Friday 7:00 p.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to CATCH, Sparky Anderson's Charity for Children. www.howepeterson.com
JASIN MARTIN April 11, 2012, age 78. He was a loving husband of Donna for 52 years. Brother of Leona Schneider, Donna (Tom) Mansfield and Joan Gurgul. Brotherin-law of Delores Gross, Marilyn Murphy and Mary (Bill) Anderson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation at the Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt Road, Livonia, Friday from 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7 p.m. In state at St. Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook, Livonia, Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. The family suggests memorials to Angela Hospice or Forgotten Harvest. Please visit online guestbook at mannsfuneralhome.com
JOHNSON JOYCE L. Age 81, a resident of Roseville, passed away April 11, 2012. Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Vernon Johnson; dear daughter of the late Ralph and Harriet Gates; loving sister of Carolyn (Larry) Stempnik and the late Ralph K. Gates; and sister-in-law of Rosemary Gates. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, God- children, and friends. Visitation Sunday from 3 9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Visitation will continue Monday at St. Donald Catholic Church, Roseville, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
KARPANAI LORETTA R. (NEE ADKINS) Age 79. April 10, 2012 of Traverse City, formerly of Southgate. Loving mother of Kyle Adkins, Burl Adkins, Michael (Peggy) Adkins, and Karen (Larry) Ferguson. Dearest step mother of David (Janet) Zempel. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Visitation Friday 1 - 9 p.m., Vigil 7 p.m., John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. In state Saturday 9 a.m., until time of Mass, 9:30 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14101 Superior, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
KING KENNETH L. (80), long time Detroit Area Businessman passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, while visiting relatives Virginia. Born July 9th, 1931 in East Tawas, MI, Ken spent most of his early years living in Detroit. Ken started a dry cleaning pickup and delivery business in Detroit in the early 1950's, going door to door to serve his customers. A genuine "people person", Ken's positive attitude, wit, and charm served him well. His small pickup and delivery service eventually grew to become 3-Way Cleaners, with plants and branch stores serving several Detroit suburban areas. This business ran successfully under Ken's guidance for over 50 years. Ken and his wife Nancy raised four children in Farmington Hills, MI. Nancy passed away in 1998, and Ken retired in 2002. After retirement, he married Barbara Kendall, a former high school friend, and he moved to Tawas City. Ken's first love was entertaining people. He thoroughly enjoyed life, loved to tell stories, and had a great number of friends. Those fortunate enough to know Ken will always miss him. He was a Veteran of the US Army, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason, and a former member of the Redford Jaycees. Visitation: Friday, April 13, 2012 from 2 p.m. - 4pm, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, MI 48763. Funeral: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 202 W. Westover Street, East Tawas, MI. Information: 989.362.8191 or www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
KIRKEY NANCY LYNN (NEE CHAPOFF), age 56, April 11, 2012 of Westland. Loving wife of John T. Kirkey. Beloved mother of Chris (Jana), Douglas (Tracy) and Shannon Kirkey. Proud grandmother of Colton, Collin, Nathan, Cambria, Joey and Jack. Dear sister of Keith Chapoff and Paul Chapoff, Jr. Memorial gathering Saturday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. memorial service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Rd. (btwn Ford & Cherry Hill), Westland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miracle League of Plymouth. To share a memory please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
KROSS DOROTHY ANN of Port Charlotte, Florida formerly of Minden City, MI; April 8, 2012 after a battle with cancer; age 79. Cherished wife of Steve for 58 years; mother of David (Barbara), Michael (Bethany), Jeff (Debbie) and Lynn (Jim) Ricca; grandma of Bryan (Kathleen) Kross, Brad Kross, Angie (Kris) Piculi, Dawn Kross, Brittany and Taylor Ricca; great grandma of Tyler Piculi; sister of Dolores Weber, Esther Kennedy and Glenn Dafoe; preceded in death by her parents Wilmont and Loretta Dafoe. Scripture service Sunday 6 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 10 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice or American Cancer Society. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
LARZELERE RICHARD of Howell Age 61, died April 9, 2012. Memorial service Saturday April 14, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Highland. Cremation by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Howell.
MARTENS ERNIE E. Age 70 April 11, 2012. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Chris, Jon (Dawn) and Tom (Callie). Proud grandfather of Leah. Dearest brother of Dennis (Cindi) and Michael (Tawnya). Ernie was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church. An outdoor enthusiast he was an avid golfer and also enjoyed boating on lake St. Clair IIWII. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Monday, In state 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church 38900 Harper (btw. Crocker and Metro Parkway) until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. Donations are welcome to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery East. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book' at WujekCalcaterra.com
MOSES MARGARET Age 87, April 11, 2012 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Loving mom of John, Julia (Paul) Sander and Andy (Barb). Proud grandma of Lindsay (David) Oberleitner, Pam Moses and Erika Moses. Dearest friend to Sarah Genevich. Also survivied by other loving family and friends. Funeral Service Monday 10 a.m. at the Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (Corner of Goddard). Visitaiton Saturday 5-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. Interment Woodmere Cemetery. To share a memory visit Margaret's eternal tribute www.martenson.com.
O'REILLY MARY JANE (NEE CREED) of Hillsdale, NJ formerly of Detroit, MI on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John J. O'Reilly, Sr. Devoted mother of Mary C. Dunn of Barrington, RI, Daniel A. of Silver Spring, MD, Patricia A. Keller, John J., Jr., Timothy P., Sr. and Peter P. O'Reilly. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. She was a graduate of Marygrove College, Detroit, MI. She had worked in the Detroit area as a high school home economics teacher. She was a parishoner of Church of St. John The Baptist, Hillsdale, NJ and a member of the Rosary and Altar Society. Memorial Liturgy at Church of St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale, NJ on Saturday at 12Noon. The family will receive their friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamck Road, Westwood, NJ on Friday (today) 5-8PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Community Hospice of Bergen County, 105 Fairview Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675.
PELTO MARALYN STANLEY April 11, 2012. Age 80 of Allen Park. Loving mother of Charles (Carlette) Stanley, Jerry (Lori) Stanley and Thomas (Tina) Grabowski. Dear sister of Frederick (Darlene) Walker. Dearest grandmother of Joseph (Lori), Melissa and Amanda. Dear great-grandmother of Jasmine, Vespar, Gabrielle, Trevor and Ashley. Maralyn will be deeply missed by many family and friends. Visitation Friday April 13, 2012 3-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens West Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Axemen Firefighters Motorcycle Club. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
PILL NICHOLAS (1921-2012) founder of N.P. Grinding, Inc. in Warren Michigan, passed away on April 11, at the age of 91. Nicholas is survived by his sister Mary Vida, nephews William Vida and Gene Atherton, and niece Lorna Pill. Nicholas is preceded in death by brother William Pill, Sister Pauline Atherton and nephew James Atherton. Nicholas is survived by his dear friends, Mark and Mona Hampton and their seven children, who absolutely adored their "Uncle Nick"! The funeral home visitation will be held at Gramer Funeral Home in Clawson, Michigan on Friday April 13, from 5pm to 9pm. www.gramerfuneralhome.com.
POTRZEBA PAULINE MARY (NEE ANTAL) age 80, of Livonia, formerly of Dearborn, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2012. She was born on August 13,1931, in Detroit, to the late Paul and Lucille Antal. Beloved wife of the late Walter Potrzeba. Dear mother of Chris (Teresa) Antal, Laura (Richard) Roscoe, Denise (William) Lett, Pamela (Joseph) Jonas, Lisa Potrzeba, Daniel (Sandie) Potrzeba, Sue (George) Panzoff, Paul (Shelia) Potrzeba Grandmother of Adam (Anne) Shanks, Patrick (Keturah) Roscoe, Andrew (Rachel) Roscoe, Evan Antal, Jennifer (Scott) Chapman, Maximilian and Sophia Potrzeba. Great Grandmother to many. Sister-in-law to Eileen Antal and Henrietta Need, Aunt to Deborah Basner, Gregory Need and the late Stanley Need. Pauline retired from the City of Dearborn Water Department in 1996. Visitation Friday 3pm-9pm at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Road Livonia (E. of Levan) Funeral Service Saturday 10:00am at Fred Wood Funeral Home. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
RITCHIE CLAIRE T. Age 90. April 11, 2012. Beloved mother of Nancy (Bob) Slaughter, Heather and the late John Charles. Visitation Sunday 1-7 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. (at Artesian). Funeral service Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment Evergreen Scotch Settlement Cemetery. Please share memories at: www.jarzembowskifuneralhome.com
SDAO JOHN ANTHONY FRANK, Suddenly. April 11, 2012, Age 20 of Royal Oak. Cherished son of John Sdao (Dawn) and Leslie Harris (Scott). Loving brother of Emily Harris and Alaina Sdao. Cherished grandson of Frank and Martha Webb, Filomena Sdao (the late John Anthony), Roberta Scott and Denise Miller. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Family will receive friends Friday (today) 2-8 p.m. with Sharing of Memories at 6 p.m. Memorial tributes to Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SMOLINSKI FLORENCE Age 90, April 11, 2012. Loving wife of the late Theodore. Beloved mother of Charles (Cathy) Smolinski, Philip (Carole) Smolinski, Ann Marie (Michael) Knuth and Therese (Mark) Worniak. Dear sister of Eugene Dynak. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park 48101. No visitation Sunday. Family prayer 11:30 am Monday at the funeral home followed by 12:00 noon Funeral Service at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (At Wick) Allen Park. Entombment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery will follow at a later time. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated. For additional information call (313) 382-1150 or visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com
TAITT KENNETH CHARLES Sunrise November 10, 1921 to Sunset March 17, 2012. Mr. Taitt was a long time employee in the Advertising Department of the Detroit Free Press, retiring in 1986. Taitt was President and Member of the 761st Tank Battalion. Kenneth is survived by his beloved brother, Stanley, his Sisters: Margaret, Charlotte and Lorraine. His children, all living in California, Chuck Smith, Kim Charmaine Taitt, Kenneth Craig Taitt and Kerri Cecile Taitt. Grandchildren: Ebonie Smith-Vazquez, Nicole Goodwin, Kenny Craig, Jr., Tiffani Taitt-Mintz, Sydni Davis and Devon Taitt. Great grandchildren: Kayla Taitt and Tijah Mintz. Nieces, Sharon, Kathy, Susan, Tammy, Mary, Judy, and Christina. Nephews, Michael Ray, Herbert, Michael Cross, Patrick, Charles, Paul, John, Robert and Louis, as well as a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and loved ones. Taitt was preceded in death by his beloved parents, nephews: Mwalimu and Kenneth, his wife Theresa of 48 years, and other family and friends. Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Cole Funeral Home, 2624 West Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208- 313-873-0771.
WESTPHAL MARGUERITE Age 90, April 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dearest mother of Sandy (Bruce) Rodwan, Cindy (John) Rolling, Lindsay Westphal, and Chris (Christine) Westphal. Loving grandmother of J.J. and Cecily Rolling and Laura and Dan Westphal. Avid reader and lifelong Detroit Tiger fan, taught at Henry Ford High Detroit and Renaissance High for 28 years. In state Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin's or Michigan Humane Society. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
WETTERGREN ALICE M. April 11, 2012. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Candace (Michael) Lolli, James (Dianne), and the late Frank (Mary). Proud and loving grandmother of Shawn, Steven (Jen), Jeff, Amanda (Damon), Kim (Tom), Matt (Misty), Chris and Aaron, and great-grandmother of four. Dear sister of Elsie Milligan. Mrs. Wettergren was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and worked in the Detroit Public Schools for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing cards and traveling, but especially loved to be with her family. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Inurnment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Please share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
WIGGINS MR. THOMAS LEONARD "TOMMY" Age 70, passed in peace, Sunday, April 8, 2012 at his residence. Family hour 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 at Faith United Methodist Church, 2266 W. Coldwater Rd., Flint, MI., with funeral service commencing at 11 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, G-4200 Belford Rd., Holly, MI. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10 a.m. Monday. Mr Wiggins will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., Flint, MI and may be viewed from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. He leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Thomas Jr., Steven and Darrin Wiggins; three grandsons, Jaylin Wiggins, Hunter and Houston Barnes; two sisters, Gloria and Geraldine Wiggins; two brothers, Marshall and Dwight Wiggins; a host of other relatives and friends.
WOOLLINGS MARGARET JANE aged 93 of Wyoming, MI formerly of Ferndale, MI went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, son, David and brother, Allen Page. Surviving are her daughter, Suzanne (Alan) Norton; grandchildren, Kelly (Robert) Tulecki, Jeff (Pam) Norton, Brian Norton; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Hunter, Logan, Noah Norton, Zane and Kendra Tulecki; sister, June Read; sister-in-law, Thelma Page. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 207 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI with Pastor Gary Haller officiating. The family will meet relatives and friends 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or Ferndale First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.
WOOLLINGS MARGARET JANE age 93 of Wyoming, MI formerly of Ferndale, MI went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, son, David and brother, Allen Page. Surviving are her daughter, Suzanne (Alan) Norton; grandchildren, Kelly (Robert) Tulecki, Jeff (Pam) Norton, Brian Norton; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Hunter, Logan, Noah Norton, Zane and Kendra Tulecki; sister, June Read; sister-in-law, Thelma Page. A memorial service will be held 3pm Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 207 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI with Pastor Gary Haller officiating. The family will meet relatives and friends 3-5pm Saturday at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or Ferndale First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.