BUCHANAN, RICHARD H. "BUCK" 86, of Garden City, passed away September 17, 2014. He is preceded in death by his wife, Willa and children: Sandra, Richard, and Steven. Survived by daughters: Jude Leonard and Stephanie Buchanan, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Family service will be held in Sheridan, Arkansas. www.santeiufuneralhome.com
KORTE, ELSIE Age 90 resided in Livonia for 50 years. Beloved wife of the late Fred for 30 years. Loving mother of Fred Korte Jr. and Susan Kon. Cherished grandmother of Elise Schenk, Michael Korte, David Korte, Kelly Prokes, and great grandmother of 7. She also leaves behind many other loving family and friends. Memorial gathering Sunday, September 28th 11:30am-1:30pm with a memorial service at 1:30pm at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E.of Levan). In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. and/or Michigan Humane Society. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
MARASHESKI, GERALD "SKI" September 15, 2014 Age 75 of Westland. Beloved husband of Rosalie. Dear father of Kelly (Al) Meadows and Scott (Linda). Brother of Arline (John) Maksiwowicz, Robert (Tracey), and the late John Jr. Grandfather of six and great-grandfather of five. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were entrusted to the Uht Funeral Home, Westland Cremation rites were accorded. Family suggests memorials to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com
McCLELLAN, JAMES "JIM" CLAYTON September 13, 2014. Age 81 of Allen Park (Formerly of Redford, Michigan). Loving uncle of Ann Clark (Scarcliff) and David Scarcliff. Jim will be deeply missed by family and friends. Jim was very proud of his service in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling, playing tennis and was an avid amateur photographer. He retired, after many years at General Motors Corp. For service information please call the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (313-928-2300). Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com.
Abercrombie, Eugene D Age 80, passed away September 6th. Services were Wednesday at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. phillipsfuneral.com
CASTIGLIONE, MARIE M. Age 89, September 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's, Milford on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11AM. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
FOLEY, PATRICK D. Age 53 and a lifelong resident of Highland, died at his home in the care of his family on September 10, 2014 after a short, but vicious battle with cancer. Pat was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Betty. He is survived by his siblings, Mary Foley, Tim Foley, Anne (Jeff) Heyn, Tom (the late Lisa) Foley, and Nancy (Mike) Nesterowich; nephew and nieces, Matt Crudder, F. Joseph Crudder, Michael Foley, Jeremy Foley, Chris Heyn, Molly Heyn, Jeff Heyn, Gene Foley, Bill Foley, Jake Hughes, Casey Nesterowich, Hanna Nesterowich and great nephew Alex Crudder; his dog, Kinker, and many dear friends. Patrick enjoyed the pristine country life of Pettibone Lake and loved nature. His artistic skills showed in his work and in his hobbies. He was a master of creativity, genius of car mechanics and wonderful brother and friend. Funeral Services were held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Milford, on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. For further information, please call Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
GRAHL, CHARLES R. Age 73, of Northville, passed away September 10, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born on December 17, 1940 in Ferndale, son of the late Harry and Mildred Grahl. He was employed with General Motors at the Willow Run and Hamtramck plants for 44 years prior to his retirement. Charles and his wife, Gayle were former proprietors of the J&G General Store. He was a hardworking, wonderful man who was known as being an excellent provider to his wife and children. Charles will always be remembered as a loving and devoted family man. He is survived by his children; Paul (Jackie), Charles (Michelle), Michael (Lynda) and Cameron. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gayle in 1998, his son, Daniel in 2007, his brother, Harry and his parents. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 12 from 3-8 p.m. with a funeral service being held on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. He will be laid to rest beside his wife in South Lyon Cemetery. Because of Charles' love of animals, the family requests donations be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Online guestbook at www.phillipsfuneral.com
HOBBS, DAVID C. 83, Sept. 11, 2014. Services were held Sept. 15. For more info: 248-684-6645 or visit LynchFuneralDirectors.com
HONKE, FREDERICK F. September 15, 2014, age 77. Beloved husband of Anita. Dear father of Yvonne (Steven) Denn, Frederick (Nadine) Honke, Kevin Honke and Jennifer (Blair) Miller. Grandfather of Amy Denn, Brian (Stephanie) Denn, Emily Denn and Duncan Miller. Brother of Richard Honke. Visitation Wednesday 1 pm until 8 pm at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 10 am until time of the funeral service at 11 am at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1343 Penniman, Plymouth. Contributions suggested to the church, the Kidney Foundation of Michigan, The Diabetes Association or the Parkinson's Foundation. Share your memories at www.schrader-howell.com
RUSSELL, ANDREW G. "ANDY" A longtime resident of Milford and a former resident of Coulterville, California, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, September 8th, 2014 after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Olga and is survived by his wife, Teri Gonzales Russell; step-daughters, Alexandra and Caitlin Warner; brothers, Michael (Margie) and Richard and many extended family and dear friends. He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Legion and was a founding member of the American Legion Riders Post 216, Milford. A Memorial service will be held at the Milford American Legion Post 216, 510 W. Commerce Road, Milford, Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Twelve Noon. Memorial Contributions may be made in Andy's name to The Legacy Fund, c/o American Legion Riders, 510 W. Commerce Road, Milford, MI 48381. For further information phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
SERRIDGE, FRANCIS "FRANK" Age 92, September 12, 2014. Funeral Services were held at Lynch & Sons, Milford, Sept. 16, 2014. For further information www.Lynchfuneraldirectors.com
TONDA, FLOSSIE B. Age 88, a resident of Lyon Township, passed away September 11, 2014. She was born January 30, 1926; daughter of Earl and Lily (nee Wiseman) Self. She was a 1944 graduate of Darlington High School in her hometown of Darlington, Indiana. Flossie was united in marriage to Tony Tonda on July 18, 1953 and they spent 31 loving years together until his death in 1985. Flossie was a homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family; Italian bread was a specialty. She also enjoyed tending to her beautiful garden. Flossie was dedicated to helping others, especially children. Flossie fought to make her community safer; her first victory was the skywalk across Joy Road. In 1994 the Flossie B. Tonda Elementary School opened in Canton; a small token of appreciation for all of her hard work and dedication. When she retired she moved to Sarasota, Florida and her community involvement did not end. She is survived by her daughters Tina (Mark) Servies and Toni (Frank Noverr) Tonda; her stepdaughter Pamela Tonda; her sisters Ginny (Don) Anglin and Donna Tonda; her grandchildren Tammy (Matthew) Trasky, Kurt (Tina) Servies, Tracy (Alex) MacDonald, Andrew Space, and Tyler Space; and her great grandchildren Teagan, Grace, and Emma. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her twin sister Florence Floury, her brother Jack Self, and her sisters Dorothy Jahnke, Ada Pickering, and Catherine Self. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Flossie B. Tonda Elementary School, 46501 Warren Road, Canton, Michigan 48187. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Tonda Elementary, please note in memory of Flossie B. Tonda. Please share condolences and memories at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
WALLER, LLOYD Age 76, September 15, 2014. Loving father of Ray (Cathy) Waller, Patty (Craig) Williams and Sherry Manni. Grandfather of nine and great grandfather of two. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Mary and son, Richard. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4-8p.m. and Thursday September 18, 2014, 1-8p.m. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10a.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. 6 Mile Rd. Livonia, MI, 48152. Interment in Grand Lawn Cemetery. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
WESTERMEIER CELIA A long time resident of Highland, died on September 11, 2014 at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Westermeier and a son, David. She is survived by sons, Michael (Karen), Steven and Warren Westermeier; daughter, Patricia (Tom) Mott; grandchildren, Jessica, Ross, Katie, Ryan and Ella; great grandchildren, Kailee and Dillon. Memorial Services were held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Milford, on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Heart Association. For further information please phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
WITTE, STEFAN ARTHUR Age 25, died suddenly from a bicycle accident on Stag Island on September 14, 2014. Beloved son of Dennis and Susie. Dear brother of Christine (Doug) Obryan, Andrew (Jamie MacDonald), Alex and Cole. Grandson of Bertie Lou Cole Trygstad and Arthur Witte. Late grandparents; Arthur T. Cole, Arndt Trygstad and Janice Witte. Nephew of Chris (Bruce) Cole Johnson, Arthur (Susan Beney) Cole and Sandra Witte (the late Douglas) Nolls. Uncle of Alia. Cousin of Philip, Erica, Douglas, Emma, and Krystof. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Friday from 1 9 p.m. In state at Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church, 9601 Hubbard, Livonia, Saturday from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Rosedale Gardens Young Adult Group or the Stag Island Auxiliary Club. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.
BEVELHEIMER MARY JANE (McCARTHY) Age 82, passed away peacefully September 8, 2014 from complications following cardiac surgery. Mary Jane was preceded in death by son, Daniel Joseph, parents T.R. and Mildred (Finney) McCarthy and brothers James and Joseph McCarthy. Mary Jane is survived by husband John Broderick, daughter Susan Bevelheimer, sons David (Eileen), Chuck (Jacqui), John (Anita) and Ted Bevelheimer and five grandchildren, Grace, Devan, Joseph, Erika and Jackson. Surviving sisters include Lucy (Don) Spielman, Peggy (Tom) Haun and Connie Dugan. Born March 22, 1932 in York NE, Mary Jane graduated from St. Joseph's High School in York, NE and completed Nurse's Training in 1952 at St Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, NE. A 1980 University of Michigan graduate, Mary Jane graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1984. Mary Jane practiced law at Rose and Bevelheimer, P.C. in Plymouth, MI from 1984 to 2001. Mary Jane wed John Broderick in 1995 and were members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. An avid golfer, skier, tennis player and gardener, Mary Jane enjoyed her travels with John and spending time with her five grandchildren. The visitation was held Friday September 12th at the Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 13th at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church or Capuchin Soup Kitchen of Detroit, MI. To share a memory please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
VANNATTER, ROBERT A. Age 57, of Farmington, died September 10, 2014. Robert is survived by his wife, Denise; sons, Ryan Robert, Jay Robert (Theresa) and Randy Robert; grandson, Jonah Robert; sisters, Dori Vannatter and Sandy (Aaron) Demine; nephews, Derek (Kristin) Vannatter, Steven (Tracie) Anderson and Eric Demine; great-nephews, Seven and Brody Anderson. Sadly Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Jaril and Virginia Butler and grandparents, Stanley and Sophie Jewel. Visitation Sunday, September 14, 1-8 p.m. and Monday, September 15, 4-8 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248- 474-5200). Funeral service Tuesday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Memorial tributes suggested Common Ground Sanctuary, commongroundhelps.org heeney-sundquist.com
WITTLINGER, KRISTINE E. Manchester, Michigan Her Legacy...Wittlinger, Kristine Elizabeth "Kris", age 42 of Manchester died September 9, 2014 in a tragic vehicle accident along with her co-worker Andrea Hicks while performing their duties as Child Protective Service workers. She was born on September 20, 1971 in Warren, MI to Timothy and Diane (Dominy) Wittlinger. Kris began her work with DHS in Jackson County in February 2012 and quickly became a very strong CPS investigator. She was known by her coworkers and in the community for her skills as well as her engaging personality. Her love for animals was rivaled only by her love for children which made her work effortless. Her memory will be cherished in the hearts of her family and those who knew her as a dedicated, loving, intelligent woman. Her Family...In addition to her parents, Kristine is survived by her children: Henry and Anabelle Jones; brother: David (Jennifer) Wittlinger; niece: Caroline; nephew: Gavin. Her Farewell....Kris' Memorial Service will be on Saturday, September 20, 2014 beginning with visitation at Noon followed by a service at 1 p.m. at Nativity Episcopal Church, 21220 W. 14 Mile Rd., Bloomfield Township, MI with the Reverend Diane Morgan officiating. In Kris' honor, memorial donations may be shared with Ozone House, 1705 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Please sign Kristine's guestbook at www.borekjennings.com or leave a message of comfort for her family by calling 877-231-7900.