ADKINS JOYCE CARLENE Age 73 - passed from this life to the next on December 11, 2014 after a short illness. Carlene, as she liked to be called, was born on September 24, 1941 in Scottsboro, Alabama and lived in the Detroit suburbs most of her life. Carlene was predeceased by her daughter Jenny Corbin and a son, Charles. She is survived by her daughter Melony McGill (Sam), her two sons Ernie and Scott, four grandchildren, several great grandchildren and five sisters. Carlene was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister who brought a smile to everyone's heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
ALLEY THOMAS JR., Age 85, died Sunday, December 14, 2014. Devoted father of Sheila Skrutski, Tom and Tim (Diana) Alley. Cherished grandfather of 10 and great-grandpa of many. Loving brother of Bill and William (Diane), Molly Harris, Shirley (Roger) Burgess and in-law of Norma. Preceded by wife Wilma Jean (Baxter), son-in-law Jack Skrutski, daughter-in-law Deb, sister Lucille Maple, brothers John and Lewis, also brother-in-law Jim Harris. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville. www.davidcbrownfh.com
ANKENY SUSANNE (NEE RAMSEY) December 16, 2014, age 87, formerly of the Bloomfield area. Beloved wife of the late Thomas G. for 54 years. Dear mother of Pam Knoth (Bill), Chad, Gregg (Debbie), and Samantha. Grammy to Chad, Courtney, Kelly, Niki, Jack, Amanda, Garrett, and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 N. Adams Rd., Bloomfield Hills. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial tributes to American Heart Association or the Michigan Humane Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
ANNAL CARRIE B. Age 91 of Royal Oak, passed away peacefully Monday, December 15, 2014. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Susan (Joel) Dion, John (Donna) Annal, and Carolyn (Ted) Dapkus. Dear sister of Charlotte and the late Dallas. Proud grandmother of Andrew, Matthew, Emily, Benjamin, Allison, and David and great grandmother of Ainsley. The family will receive friends Friday 3-8 p.m. at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (2 Blks West of Woodward). Funeral service will be Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Private Entombment at Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Salvation Army and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
BADALMENT BERTHA JOSEPHINE age 88.December 12, 2014.Dear sister of Peter (The late Marjorie) Badalamenti and the late Anthony Badalament. Sister-in-law of Joan Badalament. Ms. Badalament is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends. Bertha worked for Ford Motor Company for 28 years as an Administrative Assistant before retiring in 1988. Instate Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral liturgy 11:00 a.m. Memorial donatons to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - www.stjude.org/ or Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation - www.chmfoundation.org/. Online condolences to www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.
BRIMHALL, Leland M. Age 83, of Novi, died December 14, 2014. Leland is the loving father of Susan Suomi, Marilee Cullen, Wanda Brimhall, Angela (Daniel) Clingan, and Jon Brimhall (d. 2007). Beloved grandfather of 13 and several great-grandchildren. Leland will be privately interred at Rozetta Cemetery in Henderson County, Illinois. heeney-sundquist.com
BROOKS STANLEY A. Age 87, December 14, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Peggy. Dear father of Lynn Brooks, Laurie Lozon, Kathleen (Paul) Freund, Stephen A. Brooks, Karen Stackpoole and Kristine (Charles) Brown. Loving grandfather of Stephen Jr., Shannon, Matthew, Kelsey, Bobby, Joseph and Kevin. Brother of Jane Pillars and Robert (Connie) Brooks. Visitation Wednesday 3-9p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. In state Thursday 9:30a.m. until 10a.m. the time of the Funeral Service at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, 27801 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shorewood Kiwanis. kaulfuneralhome.com
BROWN, RUTH R. April 8, 1926-December 9, 2014 L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop Sassaman Chapel.
BUCKLEY, ANN A resident of White Lake and a retired Elementary Teacher for Waterford Schools, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Daniel Buckley; son, Kevin Buckley; grandson, Mason Buckley; father, Charles Mastro; sister, Jane (Michael) McDaniels, extended family, friends and her favorite horse, Coupe. A Memorial gathering will be held at Milford House Restaurant, Thursday, December 18th, 2014 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or to University of Michigan Health System, directed to C.S. Mott-Cancer. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
CALDWELL MARIE ARDITO, Age 96. December 14, 2014. Loving mother of Bob, Dick, Janet, Nancy, and Carol. Proud grandmother of 10. Marie was the 3rd oldest of 12 brothers and sisters. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate Saturday 9:30 until time of Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star Of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods,. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lewy Body Dementia - www.lbda.org/go/donate. ahpeters.com
CARTER GERTRUDE P., Age 86, December 13, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Patricia (David) Vranesich, James, Diane (Gary) Lauer, Daniel (Linda), Timothy, Maureen (Russell) Bielman, Kathleen (Daniel) Shortt, Dennis (Barbara), Karen (Sugar), Michael (Mary Kelly) and Albert (Yvonne). Grandmother of 24 adoring grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Marie Diehl. She was predeceased by her children; Nancy MacArthur, Sharon, Bridget Szolach, and Carol Chaffin and her siblings; Helen Fencyk, Catherine Marchese and Lester Humbert. Memorial gathering 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 22851 Lexington Avenue, Eastpointe. Donations may be made to St. Basil the Great Catholic Church.
CHAUVIN ARDEN M., December 15, 2014. Age 71. Beloved wife of Joseph. Dear mother of Steve and Chris. Sister of Tom Smith. A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date. Arrangements by A. H. Peters Funeral Home.
CHERVENAK PAUL RONALD, December 17, 2014 Age 83 Beloved husband of Rose Mary. Dear father of Paul Chervenak, Patricia (Robert) Beard, and Kathleen Chervenak. Loving grandfather of Eliza and Hannah Beard. Friend to many. Proud US Navy Veteran. Avid camper and gardener, Motorcyclist and Detroit Lions fan. Paul was a highly accomplished design engineer. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. Scripture service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (n. 0f 22 Mile), Shelby Township. Instate Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church 41300 Romeo Plank Rd. (N.E. corner of Canal & Romeo Plank) Clinton Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford (Macomb) Hospice or to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
CIFELLI GLADYS Beloved wife of the late Sidney Czeizler and the late Judge Gus Cifelli. Cherished mother of Deborah Brownlow, the late Shelley Czeizler and the late Stephen Czeizler. Mother-in-law of Gary McCarrick. Loving grandmother of David Snell, Kaleb Brownlow, Lindsay (Ian) Wiedmaier, Gary (Aligna) McCarrick and Amber McCarrick. Great Grandmother of Landon, Kylie, Colby and Sydney. Dear sister of Harold (Jessica) Lightstone. Sister-in-law of Joseph Cifelli. Also survived by nieces Larissa and Laura Lightstone. SERVICES 11 AM THURSDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com
CLARK IDA H. December 16, 2014 Age 94 of Northville. Beloved wife of the late David R. Loving mother of Suellyn (Michael) Couchman and Denise (Robert) Johnson. Grandmother of Katherine (Mike) and Jennifer (Phillip). Sister of the late Charles Cyr. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, 19091 Northville Road (at 7 Mile Rd) Friday from 6-8 p.m. Instate Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at St. Kenneth Church, 14951 N Haggerty Rd. (S of 5 Mile Rd) until 10 a.m. Mass. Memorial Contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society or American Heart Association. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
COLLIER, KENNETH P. Age 58, passed away December 13, 2014. He was born on June 1, 1956 in Northville, son of the late John & Lucille Collier. Ken was a lover of country music and nature. He will be remembered for living life on the edge. He is survived by his loving children: Vanessa (Brian) Holden, Jacob Collier, and Luke (Sheena) Collier and his grandchildren: Aaron, Spencer, Leila, and Bella. He is also survived by his brother, Doug (Donna) Collier; his sister, Cindy Lou Collier and his nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 17 from 4:00PM-8:00PM with a funeral service being held on Thursday, December 18 at 11:00AM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Funeral Home. www.phillipsfuneral.com
DALEA GEORGE, Age 80, born in Uzdin, Yugolsavia. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife Tina, children Gregory (Lisa) Dalea, Julie (David) Hoehing, Linda (Keith) McVettie, and Mark (Jen) Dalea. Adoring Taica (Grandpa) to Jessica, Lauren, Alex, Devon, Jared, Kellie, Natalie, Arielle, Justin and Kai. Also survived by brother Ilia (Patti) Dalea. Forever in our hearts, he joined the Lord on December1 5, 2014. Visitation Friday 2 to 9 p.m. with a Saracusta 7 p.m. at the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. Funeral Saturday, Instate at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m. at Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan. aofuneralhome.com
DANIELS WILLIAM "WILD BILL" December 16, 2014, age 72, of Redford. Loving father of Sean (Kathy) Daniels. Dear friend of many. Bill was a proud Livonia postal worker for 34 years. After retiring he worked for the Livonia senior center as a bus driver. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home - Rice Chapel 36100 Five Mile Rd. (E. of Levan) Livonia Friday 4-8 p.m.. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home Saturday 11 a.m., Gathering 10:30 a.m.. In loving memory of Bill and his dog Montana memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
DeANGELIS, GEORGE November 21, 1920 - December 14, 2014. A memorial service to be held at a later date. www.phillipsfuneral.com
DZVONIK JOHN December 14, 2014. Age 93 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of John A. Dzvonik (Jaci), Julie Bond, and the late Michael Dzvonik. Step-father to Steve Sera (Martha) and Michael Sera (Paulette). Dear uncle of Judy Glendenning. Loving grandfather of Michael, Steven, Kelly, and Laurie. Dearest great-grandfather of Sydney. John was a proud WWII Veteran. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Visitation Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4-8 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 Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army. Visit John's online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
EGAN ELAINE S. Age 84, passed away December 15, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Dear mother of Greg (Donna) Egan and Tom (Jeanne) Egan. Loving grandmother of Lisa (Christian) Bonett, Jennifer, Katie, Matt and Kelly. Loving great grandmother of four. Dear sister of Judy Anderson and sister-in-law of Diane Egan. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke) Utica. Visitation 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday. Entombment St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials suggested to The Wishes of the Family. Please share a memory at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
ELLIOTT, WILLIAM DAVID William David Elliott, age 83 of Howell, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born September 28, 1931. Beloved husband of Diane M. (Alfoldy) Elliott whom he married October 7, 1967. Dear father of Tony (Victoria) Vaillincourt of Waterford, Michael (Laurie) Elliott of Rodondo Beach, CA, Stephanie (Dennis) Miller of Las Vegas, Peggy Elliott of California and Jeanine McCarthy of Alberta, AL. Grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of six; also survived by his siblings, Jerry (Diane) Elliott, Ann Young and Barbara Rokus. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michele Miller in 2011 and brother, David Elliott. William served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated a Sinclair Gas Station. He then worked in a machine shop called Schoolcraft Auto Parts, later known as Al Star eventually owning and operating under Elliotts Alternator and Starters. William was an avid trap shooter; he enjoyed harness racing and could tell a story with the best of them. There will be a visitation to celebrate his life on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
FELCZAK RITA (ZACARIAS) December 15, 2014 Age 89 of Westland. Loving wife of Edwin for 67 years. Dear Mother of Edwin Jr. (Jeannine Hauck), Michael (Shirley), Marcia (Paul Kopacz), and Ritaanne (Brady Otto). Also survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial Visitation Friday at 10 a.m. from St Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Rd ( W. of Middlebelt) until time of the Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Rita was born September 28, 1925 and was the third of fourteen children born to Stella Baranski and Stanley Zacharias. She married the love of her life, Edwin, on July 5, 1947. Rita loved being a homemaker and raised her four children. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Capuchin Soup Kitchen and St. Damian School would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
FRUDZINSKI CHARLES 94, of Farmington Hills, died December 16, 2014. Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen, on November 14, 2013. He is survived by his devoted brother-in-law, Joseph (Betty) Eserski; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, December 19, from 3-7 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral prayers 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 20, in the Chapel of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 W. 10 Mile Rd. (at Beech Daly), Southfield. heeney-sundquist.com
GOODRICH, ROGER Of Northville, August 28, 1945 - December 13, 2014. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, phillipsfuneral.com
GORSKI HELEN B., 94, of Farmington, died suddenly December 16, 2014. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Stanley (d. 1997); devoted mother of Diana (Ken) Fisher; and grandmother of Emily Fisher. Visitation Friday, December 19, 4-7, concluded by a 7 p.m. funeral ceremony, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial gifts suggested to Backdoor Friends Cat Care, backdoorfriends.com. heeney-sundquist.com
GRANT JOHNNIE MAE Born April 8, 1922 in Tuskegee Alabama. Married Willie Sam Grant Jr., October 24, 1942 to this union eight children were born ; John Alvin, Eleanora, Calvin, Jeanetta, Audrey, Dennis and the twins Phillip and Phyllis. Johnnie was a full time house wife with great skill and talent in cooking and was also an excellent seamstress. She was a loving person and helped many friends and neighbors with food, housing, a kind word, and whatever the concern was, she extended herself to their needs. Johnnie leaves in mourning son's John Alvin, Dennis, Grant and daughter's Eleanora Atkinson (Ronald ) Jeanetta (Johnathon) Allen, and Audrey (Fletcher) Baldwin, 20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Willie Sam, son's Calvin, and Phillip, and daughter Phyllis. Services for Johnny Mae Grant will be held at Swanson Funeral Home, 608 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit Thursday, December 18th, Family hour 10 a.m., Funeral 11 a.m. Interment Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 21661 14 Mile Rd., Roseville. Repast will be held at Big Boys on E. Jefferson at E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Michigan.
GRAVES, JOANN LUTRINGER Age 73, died on December 10, 2014 at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Jamaica, New York, and grew up in New Caanan, Connecticut. She received her master's in math from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and spent many years teaching in France. Joann met and later married James Graves in July 12, 1969. They raised their family in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and in June 2013, moved up to Boyne City to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan. Joann is survived by her husband, James; daughters, Suzanne (Graves) Millican of Grosse Pointe Woods and Pamela Graves of Boyne City; and three grandchildren, Tony, Kathrine and Elizabeth Millican. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service took place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, with another memorial service planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at St. Alexander's Church in Farmington Hills.
HANKE EDWIN F. December 15, 2014. Age 85, formerly of Dearborn, Michigan and Panama City, Florida. Immigrated from Germany in 1965. Longtime engineer for Ford Motor Company. Beloved husband of the late Beatrix for 42 years. Dear father of Carola Knoll (Peter), Mark (Angela), and Irene Dimitry (Kevin). Loving grandfather of Carolyn, Dustin, Dominic, and Sophia. Brother of Roland (Dorothea) and the late Irmtraud Sturtz. Also many relatives in Germany. Family will receive friends Friday 3 p.m. until Funeral Service 7 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), 248-549-0500. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial tributes to Boy Scout Troop 1699, c/o 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, Michigan 48073. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com.
HARRISON JEAN C. December 17, 2014. Age 90, of River Rouge. Loving daughter of the late Jean M. Harrison. Dear niece of the late Harold and Margaret Abel. Preceded in death by her special friend Earl Komraus and survived by Earl's children; Amy Priskorn, Karen (Gary) Fauser, Andrea (Dan) Kujala and Kathy Riddle. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church, 4250 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, Michigan, 48229. Visitation, Friday, December 19, 2014, 3-8 p.m., Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home, 10783 W. Jefferson Ave, River Rouge, Michigan. Instate, Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass, 11 a.m., St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church, 4250 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, Michigan. Interment, Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. www.girrbachkrasun.com
HEILMANN, GERHARD MAX Died peacefully in his sleep on December 11, 2014 surrounded by his family in Gardendale Alabama. Max as he was known to his friends and family was born on January 29, 2014 in Berlin Germany and immigrated to the United States in December 1960 making his home in Livonia MI with his wife Ruth. He enjoyed the outdoors,camping and his beloved garden. Max and Ruth traveled the world after his retirement from Detroit Diesel making trips to Europe, the Panama Canal and the Carribean. He is survived by his wife, his children Michael (Maureen), Andrew (Annette) and Dorothy Obara. He was very proud of his six grandchildren Lindsay, Dana, Hans, "The Girl" Tori, Grace and Grant who called him "Opa". Max is at rest and his family will have a memorial service in Hollywood, Florida on December 27, 2014. Donations may be made in his honor at the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org on his honor page.
HENDRICKS, MICHAEL Age 55, a longtime resident of Highland, Michigan, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 14, 2014 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He worked for many years as the Owner and Optometrist at Diamond Optical Care in Fenton and previously as a Detective with the City of Southfield. He leaves his loving wife of 30 years, Denise; their children, Matthew (Amber), Andrew and Christopher; siblings, Sandra Syke, John Hendricks, Denise Hendricks-Eckhout, Pamela Landauer, Roberta Henry and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 Harvey Lake Rd, Highland on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10 AM. The Rev. Fr. Wayne Ureel to officiate. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, AML Patients, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645
HILL JOHN N., Age 57, of Farmington Hills, owner of Chem-Dry of Oak Hills, died unexpectedly December 15, 2014. John was preceded in death by his beloved parents William and Naomi Hill. He is survived by his loving wife Beth and his dear children Nevin (Jennifer) Hill, Justin (Angela) Hill, Brian (Katie) Hill, Emily (James) Morris, Alysse (Joshua) Hill, and Austin Hill; his siblings Larry (Barb) Hill and Janice (Greg) Exner; and cherished grandchildren Kelsey and Owen Hill, and Gavin Hill. Visitation is Friday, December 19th, from 2-8 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., Farmington. Funeral service Saturday, December 20th, 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 37425 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills. Memorial gifts suggested to Autism Speaks, Lighthouse of Oakland County, or Little Hearts.
JACQUES AMY S., age 99, a long-time resident of Royal Oak, died December 15, 2014. She was born May 29, 1915 in Greenfield Park, Canada to Percy and Edith Selkirk. Mrs. Jacques retired from Sears Roebuck Co. and was a volunteer at Beaumont Hospital for 37 years. She was a charter member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ferndale and a member of Royal Oak Chapter 392 O.E.S. and the Daughters of the Nile. Surviving are her children, Richard (Candy) of Bellaire and Paul of Stevensville; grandchildren Rachel (Tim), Candace, Jessie (Jeff), Kelley, Carrie (Dean) and great-grandchildren, Kathleen, Robert, William, Samantha, Melody, Elizabeth, Katherine, Abigail, Chelsea and Morgan. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m., with memorial service at 7:00 p.m. by Royal Oak Chapter 392 O.E.S. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 540 W. Lewiston, Ferndale. Burial, Oakview Cemetery. Memorials suggested to the Scottish Rite Children's Fund or the church. www.kinsey-garrett.com
JOHNSON, BETTY December 12, 2014, age 105 (and ¾), of Plymouth. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Sharlene Finnegan, Pat Rucker, Jim Johnson and the late Ron Johnson. Betty is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandson. Betty and Bill moved to Plymouth in 1939, raised their family here and retired to Traverse City in 1971. Bill passed away at the Plymouth Medilodge Nursing Home in 2003. Betty was a very active lady who enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. She will always be remembered for her kindness and giving spirit. The family will gather with friends to celebrate her life on Thursday, December 18 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth. Memorials may be made to Star Manor Nursing Home-Activity Department, 520 W. Main Northville, MI 48167. To share a memory, please visit Vermeulenfuneralhome.com
KARASINSKI AGNES (NEE WROBEL) March 19, 1933-December 15, 2014. 39 years old. Mom loved her God and was proud to be Polish. Faithful wife of the late Richard. Greatest Ma to Karen (Don) Stivers, Rick (Bob T.) and Mark (Linda B.). Adoring Babci of Milissa, Mark (Jennifer), and Malina K., Anthony (Ashlie) and Ryker K., Andrea (Truong N.) Sotzen, Tristan and Brianna. Predeceased by parents Albert and Agatha and all her seven brothers and sisters. Most loved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 4-8p.m. and Friday 1-8p.m. with a Divine Mercy Chaplet at 6:30p.m. and Rosary at 7p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 9:30am at the funeral home with Funeral Mass 11a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, 2 blocks north of Ford Rd.). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
KIENSCHERF GARY Beloved husband of 58 years of Laura Kienscherf; Cherished father of Daryn (Susan Davis-) Kienscherf and the late Suzie Kienscherf. Uncle of Paul Eisenberg and Barbara Miller; Great Uncle of Jason Miller. SERVICES 1:30 PM FRIDAY IN THE DAVID OPPENHEIM MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com
KINGSLEY STEPHANIE, December 16, 2014. Age 98. Our amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend died peacefully at home, December 16 at the age of 98 and is now reunited with her husband Joe who predeceased her 21 years ago. Stephanie was loving, kind, caring and selfless. She enjoyed bowling and golf as a long time member of the Austin Mother's Club and Gowanie Golf Club. Stephanie is survived by her six children. Martha Lou Brda (Gregory), Paula Sinn (Bill), Michael (Diane), David (Marge), Brian (Sally) and Peter as well as 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores 48080. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Monastery, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207. Interment in New Haven, VT in summer of 2015. ahpeters.com
KOCHEVAR GORDON Age 87, December 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 62 years. Loving father of Kathleen (Derek) Fox and Kim Kochevar. Dearest grandfather of Benjamin (Sarah) Lukas and Rebecca Lukas. Dear great-grandfather of Kaylee, Benjamin, and Elek Lukas. Also survived by three sisters, three brothers, many loving family members, and friends. Mr. Kochevar served as a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #409, in Allen Park. Visitation Thursday 1-8 p.m. at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park, MI 48101, (313) 382-1150. Downriver Veteran's Honor Guard Service at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:15 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence (at Wick), Allen Park. Please visit our online obituary/guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com.
KOHLER JENNIE WANDA (NEE OLEKSY) Age 93. Passed into the loving arms of our Lord, Monday, December 15, 2014. Preceded into God's care by husband John Paul Kohler and siblings, Edward, Lillian Yodzio, and Walter. Loving mother of Charles Kohler and Sharon Dombrowski. Beloved grandmother of five and seven great-grandchildren. Cherished sister of Irene Johnson. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. Florian Church - Hamtramck. Arrangements entrusted to Krot Funeral Home.
KOSOSKI HELEN Age 94 Passed away on December 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Dear mother of Carol McKinley. Former mother-in-law of Mark McKinley. Grandmother of Brian, Jessica, Tasha and Sheila. Sister of Julie Donajkowski and the late Emily Bertrand. Daughter of the late Walter and Rose Samborski. Aunt of Patsy, Bernard, Gerry, Betty, Lenny, David and the late Leo. Visitation Friday 2-8p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 11 a.m. followed by 11:30a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane at Wilson in Dearborn. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
KOZAK GENEVIEVE T., December 15, 2014. Age 94. Preceded into God's care by husband Henry. Dear mother of Judith Ross, Robert (Catherine) Kozak, and Marcella (Ron) McGuigan. Beloved grandmother of Ian (Kathryn), Katherine (Paul), Henry (Penny Lee), Nicholas (Kori), Catherine Lucille (Nicholas), Robert (Shelby), Joshua (Kristie) and Steven. Proud great-grandmother of Owen, Genevieve, Lillian, Iris, Isabel, Samuel, Jacob, and Wesley. Co-owner of Kozak Distributors and member of Polish Aid Society and the Daughters of Isabella (Mystical Rose). Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m., Friday 3-8 p.m., Parish Rosary Friday 6 p.m. at Krot Funeral Home, 2687 Caniff, Hamtramck. In state Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church Saturday 9 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers bequests in Genevieve's name to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
LANG PAUL CARLTON, of Walled Lake was born on May 22, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to Carlton and Virginia (nee: Tullke) Lang and died December 16, 2014 at age 59. Beloved son of Virginia (Robert) Bornhoeft and the late Carlton Lang. Dear brother of Mark (Deborah) Lang, Lori (Richard) Eggen and Beth (John) Robertson. Loving uncle of Jess, Annie, Ben, and the late Brad Robertson. Paul was co-founder of Brook Trout Camp and Bourbon Mystery Theatre. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Thursday 5-9 p.m. There will be a memorial gathering at Trout Camp in the Spring of 2015. Memorials to Upper Black River Council c/o www.upperblack.org or Angela Hospice appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
LEE ROGER, Age 66, December 16, 2014. Father of the late Christopher and Roger II (fiancée Nicole Stolz). Step-father of Brent (Kelly) Geck and Kelly Geck. Grandfather of six grandchildren. Brother of Richard (Stephanie) Lee. Visitation 4 - 9 p.m. Thursday, December 18 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Funeral service 12 p.m. Friday, December 19 in the funeral home.
LUIK FRANK DIETER Passed away peacefully at home on December 14, one day before his 86th birthday. Frank was born in Detroit in 1928, the first son of Emilie and Karl Luik, an engineer at Ford Motor Co. Frank served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Korea, was the Owner of Delta Products for many years. Frank was a resident of Rochester Hills for 49 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hannelore; his children, Karen Luik, Norman Luik, and Julie Lang; his brother, Wolff Luik; grandchildren, Christian, Alexander, Sophie, and William; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; daughter, Angela; sisters, Janet and Nancy. Memorial Service, Friday, December 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 5-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association or Seasons Hospice. Online guestbook, www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
MAPLES BIRDIE JEAN, of Okemos, Michigan. Age 84, passed away on December 15, 2014. Jean was born on May 19, 1930 in Flint, MI to Bertha (Hurl) and Martin Rutherford. Graduated from Flint Central HS in 1948. Graduated Hurley Nursing School (RN), 1951. Worked most of her adult life as a nurse, including many years as Director of Nurses at Provincial House nursing home in East Lansing, MI. In 1955 married Wilford E. Maples, who preceded her in death earlier this year. Was active in church activities at Trinity Episcopal in Farmington, as well as All Saints Episcopal in East Lansing for many years. Very involved in her children's activities, in school, competitive swimming, baseball, softball, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. An avid Michigan State football fan, she and her husband held Spartan football season tickets for over 40 years. Also enjoyed many events annually at the Wharton Center. She is survived by one daughter, Katherine (John) Mangiola and four sons, David (Laura), Robert (Debbie), James (Penny), Paul (Kim); eight grandchildren, Lauren, Heather (David) Boyd, Jason (Tasha), Sarah, Jean Marie, Jack, Sam and Emma Rose; three great-grandchildren, Jasik, Adalei and Aksel. Also two brothers, Hurl and Robert (Marilla). Visitation will be held on Friday December 19, from 4-8 p.m., Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 482-1533. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 351-7160, with visitation one hour prior In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to All Saints Episcopal Church or the Colon Cancer Alliance. www.ccalliance.org/ The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
McDONALD LINDA R. Age 71, of Fair Haven, December 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Brent. Loving mother of Loretta (Paul) Mandel, Michael, and Kimberly (Troy) Emond. Dear Nana of Chelsey, Michael, Kyle, Emmitt, Garrett, and Nolan. Visitation 2:30-9 p.m. Friday, December 19 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. In state 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. service, Saturday, December 20 at Grace United Methodist Church, 49655 Jefferson, Chesterfield.
MURRAY MARY C. Age 89 December 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Alice 'Arlene' Taylor. Grandmother of Brian (Amanda) and Kelly. Great grandmother of Brendan and Michael. Sister of the late Francis, Patrick, Annie, Rita and Josie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 2-8 with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. & Cherry Hill). In state Saturday 10 a.m. followed by the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 N. Wayne Road, (bet. Warren & Joy). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
ONCIA STEFAN, Age 17 December 14, 2014. Beloved son of Rodica and Stefan Oncia. Dear brother of Cristina Stefanie Oncia. Cherished grandson of Motrea and the late Stefan Oncia and Nita and the late George Costin. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 2-9 p.m. Saracusta, Friday 6 p.m. Funeral at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, 1850 E. Square Lake Road, Troy, Saturday 10 a.m. Memorials appreciated to the church. Obituary and condolences at lynchfuneraldirectors.com
PORTH FRANK H. December 17, 2014, age 90. Proud World War II Veteran. Loving husband of Marion for 35 years. Caring father of the late Michael, Kathy (Terry) Baker, Judy Porth (Kevin Kennedy), and Susan Zaborowski. Devoted grandfather of David, Steven and Frankie. A Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Friends may visit the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in his honor. Visit www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com