HELISTE JUDY C. age 65, of Grayling, died December 21, 2012. Beloved wife of Rodger. Loving mother of Scott Heliste (Theresa Atkinson) and Jamie Heliste-Perks. Proud grandmother of Michael, Matthew, Bailey, Julia, Christopher, Amanda and Hailey. Cherished daughter of the late Lewis and Dollie Vickers. Dear sister of Jimmy (Cindy) Vickers, the late Rita Lamb and Sandra Ratliff. Visitation Saturday 2-9 p.m. and funeral Sunday 10 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W .11 Mile Rd. (four blks. e. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, 905 N I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, MI 49738. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
HODGSON MARK B. 47 of Harrison, died tragically. Left behind wife, Cyndi and five children Kain, Noah, Heaven, Eden and Noel. Mother Bonnie Lewis and brother Danny Hodgson. Memorial donations to the children's fund can be sent to Chemical Bank 127 N. 2nd Second Street, PO Box 644 Harrison 48625 or Northland C.U., 2285 W. Houghton Lake Dr. PO Box 1536 Houghton Lake, MI 48629 c/o Bonnie Lewis.
JACKSON BARBARA LOOMIS, Ed.D. 84, formerly of New York City, passed away in Oberlin, Ohio, November 15. She was Professor of Educational Administration at Fordham University. Raised in Detroit, Dr. Jackson was preceded in death by parents Lloyd A. Loomis and Katherine Quaker Loomis (Waundless), sister Louise L. Williams (Robert B. Williams), and her brother Dr. John L. Loomis. Survived by daughter Caroline Jackson Smith (Michael T. Smith), son William E. Jackson II, and two granddaughters. Memorial Service at Plymouth United Church of Christ, December 27, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Wellesley College exclusively for scholarships for African American students, 106 Central Ave., Wellesley, MA 02481 or UCEA Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Program, exclusively for use by graduate students of color, c/o Michelle Young, 405 Emmet St. South, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhome.com.
KANGAS PAULET J. Age 68. December 20, 2012. Beloved wife of Michael for 48 years. Loving mother of Kelly (Ken) Johnson, Kimberly (Jim) Lehr, and Kris (Larry) Nabors. Cherished grandmother of Cameron, Madison, Bethany, Jacob, Allison, Brandon, Heather (Jesse), James (Kori), and Logan; and great-grandmother of Elizabeth, Emily, and Ryan. Dear sister of Patsy Wiater, Barb Dorscht, Judy Schmidt, John Jackovich and the late Carol Daignault and the late Janet Jackovich. Dearest daughter of Pauline and the late John Jackovich Sr. Paulet retired as a cashier at Farmer Jack after 20 plus years. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Road). Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m. . Memorial tributes may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program. www.Thayer-Rock.com
PAPPAS THOMAS December 21, 2012. Age 93. Beloved husband of Anthoula for 59 years. Loving father of Emanuel and Angeline (Jim) Boloven. Dear "Papou" of Stephen, Thomas and Christopher Boloven. Visitation: Sunday, December 23, 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Trisagion at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Liturgy: 10:30 a.m. Monday December 24 (in state 10:00 a.m.) at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 36375 Joy Road, Westland, Michigan 48185. For more information please visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
RIDDERING ALI ANNA (DRIJVER) 90, died peacefully on December 4, 2012. A resident of Ionia, MI, formerly of Salem, MI and Santpoort, The Netherlands, Ali was a lifelong biologist, wife, mother, and friend. Born in Velsen, The Netherlands on April 26, 1922, she spent her childhood between Santpoort and the island of Texel. After enduring World War II, she continued her education in biology at the University of Amsterdam, where she met the love of her life Donald Lee Riddering. They were married in Den Hoorn on the island of Texel on December 19, 1950. In a letter to her yet-to-be-met in-laws on December 11, 1950, Ali wrote "To be quite honest, I must confess that in the beginning I was a bit afraid of going away from Holland to a new strange country with unknown people. But now the U.S. are no longer strange country to me, and the people not unknown. I want you to know how grateful I am for the warm welcome you gave in your letters. And you must know, too, that I am the happiest girl in the world to be Don's bride." Don and Ali returned to Michigan in 1952 with their oldest daughter, eventually moving to Salem where the rest of their daughters were born and raised. Ali's respect for life and nature was always evident in organic gardening, bread making, and caring for her family. She honored her roots by operating the Dutch Craft Shop from her Salem home, featuring the pewter, delftware, and arts she loved from Holland. She is survived by, daughters Martha (Brad) Segura of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Julie (Dave) Worthington of Portland, MI, Emily (Randy) Mattran of Chanhassen, Minnesota, and Hannah Riddering of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Alison Segura, Tim (Katie) Mattran, Kelly Mattran, Kate (Kevin) McCarthy, Andrew (Jen) Tavis; great-grandchildren Ava and Morgan McCarthy, Maggie Tavis; sister-in-law Mary (Chuck) Beyette of Cass City, MI; brother-in-law Albert Riddering of San Juan, Puerto Rico; sister-in-law Alice Drijver-Kamp and nieces Marjon and Karin of the Netherlands; numerous relatives and friends in the U.S. and the Netherlands. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents Jan and Grietje Drijver and her brother Dick Drijver. A memorial service celebrating the lives of Ali and Don Riddering will be planned for in the spring. Donations in Ali's name may be made to Ionia Area Hospice, 601 E. Washington St.; Ionia, MI 48846 or the Salem Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 75011, Salem, MI 48175. The family would like to thank the staff of Green Acres Assisted Living and Ionia Area Hospice for the loving care provided during her last three years Lang zal ze leven in de gloria (Long will she live in glory).
SCHWABE LINDA S. Age 65. December 20, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Gary. Dear mother of Kim (Tim) Bruce, and Scott (Shannon) Schwabe. Loving grandmother of Lauren, Evan, and Abbey Bruce. Daughter-in-law of Delphine (the late Clarence) Schwabe. Sister of Lois Uhl, and Llwyd (Noel) Uhl. Linda is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and many other loving family members. Visitation will be held on Saturday 5-9 p.m. and on Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). Funeral Services on Monday at the Funeral Home at 10:00am. Donations appreciated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Contributions - VE01FS, 4100 John R., Detroit, Michigan 48201. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
STEWART CAROL ANN 69, passed away December 15, 2012 in Keller, Texas. Services were held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. at J.E. Foust & Son Chapel. Should you choose, Memorials may be made to Central American Mission Project - Lillian Solt. This was the group that Carol stayed with in Costa Rica. The address is: Jack Moser, P.O. Box 382, Tremont, IL 61568 Tax exempt receipt: Check made out to C.A.M.P. and sent to Jack Moser. Put a note on it that the donation is for Lillian in memory of Carol Stewart. Survivors: husband, Bill; brothers, Don and Jim; sister, Pam; children, Billy, Jen, Tim, Karen, Beth and Shelly; grandchildren, Samantha, Jared, Abby, Trent, Mollie and Taylor.
THAMES ESTELLA Age 90, resident of Detroit, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Laddie M. Thames. Cherished mother of Gladys Yvonne Holliday Mays (Pete), Charles L. Thames (Margaret), Wendel R. Thames (Deborah), Clinton H. Thames, Laddie M. Thames, Jr. (Cornelia), and the late Michigan State Trooper, Tony L. Thames. Devoted daughter of the late James C. Wilson, Sr. and Laura Wilson. Surviving sisters Bessie McDowell (Clarence), and Shirley Ransom. Proud grandmother and great grandmother. Visitation Friday, 4-8 p.m. at Haley Funeral Home, 24525 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075. In state Saturday, 10 a.m. at Fellowship of Love Missionary Baptist Church, 22085 Kessler, Detroit, MI
WIRKUS RONALD J. age 74, went to be with the Lord, December 17, 2012. Beloved father of Linda Cardwell (Jack), Brenda Barrett (Barry), Cara Maxson (Brian). Loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Worked for Hostess 16 years, Safety Officer for State of Michigan 12 years. Memorial service Faith Baptist Church, 26305 Ford Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI, January 5th, 2013 at 11am. Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Baptist or American Diabetes Association.