BABIAN THELMA F. (nee BAADE) September 23, 2011 Age 83 of West Bloomfield. Beloved wife of the late Arthur for 59 happy years. Dear mother of Barbara Rohlman (Rich), Lori Ekstrom (Paul), Arthur E. (Janice) and Larry A. Step-mother of Pat Gruits (Bob). Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Sister of the late Mildred Otallah, Noreen Kernick, Lyman Baade and Norman Baade. Funeral service Saturday, 11a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd. (at Twelve Mile), Southfield. Visitation at church at 10a.m. Memorials to the church missionary fund. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BARYLSKI GEORGE Age 97, of Macomb, Michigan, formerly of Detroit, a WWII Army Veteran and retiree of the Budd Wheel Company, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Opal Bea (Warren) Barylski; dear father of J. Joann (Robert) Avery; Barbara (Jeffrey) Brown; Susan Happell-Opsomer (William Opsomer) and Jill Barylski (Jeffrey Doerr). Adored grandfather of Christopher (Laura) Connor, Darrin Connor, George (Kris) Brown, Rachel Brown (Eric Owens), Jim (Emily) Happell and Warren (Valarie) Happell and dearly loved great grandfather of Steven, Chloe, Makayla, Caleb, Declan, Sam, Zoe, Ben and Kevin. George was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and he loved hunting, fishing, golf and spending time outdoors. He spent summers and hunting season at his cabin in Rogers City, Michigan, enjoying the company of good friends and neighbors. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr (n. of 22 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp., with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family has requested no flowers. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
BAURHENN EDWARD W. SR. age 87, of Roseville, passed away September 27, 2011. Edward was predeceased by his loving wife, Virginia. Loving father of Edward Jr. (Connie), Robert (Catherine), Karen Murray, Gary and Linda (Steve) Kon. Proud grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of one. Visitation is Thursday 4:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday 2:00-9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot; Roseville. Funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Friends may share a memory with the family at: www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BEGIN NEIL age 61, of Belmont, MI, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. For all his life he worked at Michigan Bell (ATT), retiring as a cable repairman. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn; children, Eric Begin, and Dr. Kirsten Begin; his parents, Louis and Phyllis Begin; his sister, Toni (Tom) Carter; numerous nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law. The service for Neil will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. Military honors will be under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard with interment in Plainfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider PAWS WITH A CAUSE, 4646 South Division, Wayland, MI 49348 or the Wounded Warriors, 4646 W. Division, Wayland, MI 49348. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
CHATMAN GEORGE A., Age 66, September 23, 2011 of Detroit. Beloved husband of Marian. Dear father of Sharyl of Atlanta, Ga. A native Detroiter, he was appointed Judge of the 36th District Court in December 2010. Visitation Friday noon-9 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home, 14751 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit. Funeral Service Saturday at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2080 W. Grand Blvd. Family hour 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Judge George A. Chatman Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2721 Southfield, Michigan 48034.
DANHAUSEN JOAN E. Age 80 of Clinton Township passed away September 28, 2011. She was born January 1, 1931 in Hamtramck. Loving mother of Richard Danhausen; grandmother of five; great-grandmother of six; and her sisters Marlene (Marvin) Czapp and Betty Harrison. She is predeceased by one brother and four sisters. She was a long time member of the Hazel Park Eagles #2449 and had attained the Golden Eagle status. She was retired from Jordan Tool located in Warren. Visitation Friday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with the funeral Saturday at 11:00 am, at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road, Madison Heights. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Donations can be made to St. John's Hospice. Online condolences at: www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com.
DELPHY GEORGE September 26, 2011, age 82, of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Daniel (Deborah) and James (Donna). Dear brother of John "Jack" Delphy and the late Marian Miller. Dearest grandfather of Arianne and Andrew. Visitation Friday, September 30, 2011, 1-9 p.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St. Funeral service Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
DIETZ WALTER JR. Age 85 of Dearborn Heights. September 28, 2011. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Walter L. Dietz, Linda L. Dietz, David (Brenda) Dietz, Karen Dietz and Margaret Raszkowski. Dear brother of William and the late Beverly. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home, on Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Friday September 30, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.
DREXLER CAROL A. September 27, 2011. Age 70. Beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of Robert, Jr., William and Elizabeth (Donald) Sheffield. Proud grandmother of six. Also remembered by her sister Joyce Baynton. Funeral Saturday 12:00 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. Friday 1-9 p.m. Burial Resurrection. Tributes to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
ETKIN JUDY Beloved wife for 34 years of Harold Etkin. Cherished mother of Nicole Etkin, Jessica (fiance William Monyelle) Etkin and Allison Etkin. Loving sister of Lauren (Alan) Koenigsberg, Heidi (Cary) Makrauer, Leslye Wolrauch and the late Cindy Efrate. Devoted daughter of Patricia Davis and the late Jack Wolrauch. Daughter-in-law of Rita Etkin and the late Ben Etkin. Sister-in-law of Johanne (Bill) Finley and Helen Etkin. Also survived by a world of family and friends. SERVICES 12 P.M. SUNDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
FAUSONE BREWSTER F. "BRUCE" September 26, 2011. Age 86. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Kilbride) for 62 years. Loving father of Brien (Lynn Marie), James (Carol Ann), William (Mary Ellen), and Elizabeth Anne Fausone (Wade Bagnall). Proud and loving grandfather of Brett, Michael, Maureen, Andrew, Brenden, and Bridget. Mr. Fausone was a long time parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Park, and attended the University of Detroit. He was proud to serve his country in the US Navy. Visitation Thursday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Friday 11am until time of 11:30am Mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank (at Canal). Private interment, Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Henry Ford or the St. Paul of Tarsus Building Fund are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com
GITTER KAREN M. Age 51, of Lake Angelus, MI, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 26, 2011. Loving wife of Tom for 25 years. Remarkable daughter of Ralph and Marianna Cowie. Vivacious sister of Julie Cowie (Will Hart) and Sarah (Jim) Piper. Fun-loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Woodside Bible Church/Troy Campus, 6600 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085. Funeral service Friday, September 30, 2011 also at Woodside Bible Church at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m. Karen was deeply in love with Jesus her Savior and Lord, dedicated to her counseling practice, and committed to her marriage and family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Woodside Bible Church, c/o the Karen Gitter Memorial for the Thailand Orphanage. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
GRANGER JOHN T. September 26, 2011. Age 75. Beloved husband of Lorraine for 53 cherished years. Loving father of Jeffrey (Barbara), Cheryl (Raymond) Hamameh, and Wendy (Scott) Bellow. Proud grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of eight. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons (Shelby Twp), 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Rd. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
HEALY MARJORIE Age 79, September 26, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of Kathy Archibald (George), Jim (Julie), John (Denise), Steve (Beth) and Judi Stroh (Kurt). Proud grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of five. Funeral Friday 10:00 am A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods with visitation Thursday 4-9 p.m. Donations to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave. Detroit, MI 48201. ahpeters.com
HOLMES DONALD A true gentleman! The sun set for our Don on September 24, 2011 in the arms of his beloved partner Jeannette (Campeau) of 30 yrs. and surrounded by his family. Cherished step- father of Carol and Gary Tingle and Maureen and Roger Jullion. Devoted grandpa of Kelly and Jeffrey Kazmierski, Jennifer Young and Bruce Lanoue, Jodie and Tim Suitter, Jeff and Paula Jullion and Kim and Chris Jones. Proud great-grandpa of Courtney, Austin, Riley, Peyton, Taylor, Emma, Carter and Danika. Dear brother of Mary Lou Kascht (Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin). Caring uncle of David, Steven, Jim and Tom. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Agnes (Bowman) of Eldora, Iowa. Don will be lovingly remembered by his many cousins and dear friends. He will be deeply missed by his long time friend Ginny Walker (Farmington Hills) who has given Don and his family much friendship and support. Don was a retiree of Ford Motor Company and a member of the Fairlane Club. Don proudly served his country in the army during the Second World War and the Korean War. He was an accomplished singer and organist who loved to entertain. We will miss his infectious spirit, many stories, and his joy of life! The family would like to thank the outstanding staff at the Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey, for their care and kindness. A celebration of his life will take place at noon Saturday October 1, 2011 at Church of St Colman of Cloyne, 32500 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, Mi.
HUCK KATHLEEN C. (NEE STUEF) September 27, 2011. Age 69. Beloved wife of Donald. Dearest mother of Dawn Wyatt, Tammy (Jeff) King and Tanya (Paul) Britt. Survived by five loving grandchildren. Dearest sister of Karen Ciener, Kevin (Diana) Stuef, Kendall (Debbie) Stuef and Kimberly (Joe) Popek. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Christian Memorial Cultural Center Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
JANSSEN MARY ELLEN Age 88, of Farmington. September 25, 2011. Beloved wife of the late John H. Sr. (d.1999); loving mother of Barbara, Linda (Art) Cotsonika, Joyce (Steve) Janiga, John Jr. (Kathy) and Susan Moore. Mary Ellen is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brother Edward (Joan) Rouse and her dog "Annie". Funeral Mass, Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 AM at St. Fabian Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills. The family will receive guests on from 2-9 PM (Rosary 7:00) at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (btw 9-10 Mile Rds; N. of Grand River) downtown Farmington 248-474-5200. Memorial Tributes may be directed to Angela Hospice or to the Parkinson's foundation. heeney-sundquist.com
JOHNSON KATHERINE J. (formerly STRETTEN), Age 58, died September 26, 2011 after a long bout with MS. Longtime resident of Troy, Michigan. Dear mother of Shawn Stretten (Joyce), Shannon Stretten, Brendon Stretten, Erin Stretten, Kaitlin Stretten and the late Megan Stretten. Grandmother of Hannah Deneau. Loving daughter of Nancy Johnson and W.L. Johnson (Barb). Caring sister of Joan Cowan (Ron). Funeral Service Saturday 1 p.m. at Rochester Hills Baptist Church, 3300 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills. Visitation at church begins 12 p.m. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. Memorial tributes to Beaumont Hospice or Donor's Choice. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
KENNEDY PATRICK JUDE September 27, 2011, age 46. Beloved son of Robert and Ann. Father of Justin and Aidan. Dear brother of Robert (Erin), Keith, Kelley (Marty) Lowney and Jennifer. Devoted uncle of Kristen, Kaley, Kasey, Christopher and Jenna. Soulmate of Sarah Earle; her parents Bev and David Earle and her sister Erin (Gary) and their daughter Cooper. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. at O'Brien Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800. In state 10 a.m. until funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 46325 Ten Mile Rd., Novi. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
KLINE RICHARD V. age 52, passed away September 28, 2011. He was born on October 3, 1958, in Grand Haven, son of Vernon and Sally Kline. Richard was an avid traveler and an excellent cook and could often be found at the grill preparing food for family gatherings. He will always be remembered as a very generous man that would always put the needs of others before his own. He is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Mary Jane; his parents Vernon and Sally Kline; his brother David (Juli) Kline; his father-in-law and mother-in-law John P. and Mary Jo McGowan; his brother-in-law John C. (Susan) McGowan; and his sister-in-law Christine (Barry) Witt. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Jeff Kline in 2006 and his nephew Zachary Kline in 2011. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, from 4 - 8 p.m. and Friday, September 30, from 4 - 8 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com