Abercrombie, Eugene D Age 80, passed away September 6th. Services were Wednesday at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. phillipsfuneral.com
BUCKHAVE, JENS C. 77, passed away at home surrounded by family on September 14. Loving husband of 58 years to Marlene. Beloved father of Terry (George) Jackson, Thomas (Kathy), Patricia (Donald) Johnson, Judith (William) Ford. Cherished grandfather of four and great-grandfather of two. Brother of Robert and Edward. Family will receive friends Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Life Story Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Road (between Merriman and Middlebelt) where a Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Interment at Oakview Cemetery. Please visit www.TurowskiLifeStory.com where you may sign the guest book, share a memory, or upload a photo.
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.
ANKRAPP, BETTY A. July 23, 1954- August 31, 2014. Care entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home- Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, Northville
BENNETT, EDITH M. May 17, 1925 August 23, 2014 age 89. Wife of the late John Bennett, Michigan State Representative for 28 years. She is survived by her brother Gordon Bissell and his wife Mary of Livonia, Michigan and her daughters Linda Siggia, Carol Marra, and Barbara Wisz all of Bradenton, Florida and four loving granddaughters Gina Siggia of Chicago, Illinois, Angela Siggia of Northville, Michigan, Andrea Marra of Tampa, Florida, and Christina Wisz of Tampa, Florida. She is also survived by four great grandchildren, Lili, Drew, Luca, and Cole. A funeral service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10000 Beech Daly, Redford, MI 48239 on Saturday October 18, 2014, 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10000 Beech Daly, Redford, MI 48239.
Burgess, Lowell W. Age 71, passed away September 1. Services were September 4 at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
CANDLER, MARGERY FISHER Of Novi, Michigan. Born on May 26, 1929. Passed away August 14, 2014. Loving mother of William Wallace (Kathy), New Baltimore, MI; sisters Nancy Fanzini and MaryJo (Ed) Andrews; plus two nieces and three nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Grace Fisher. Marge was a U of M graduate and spent her career teaching at Gill Road Elementary School, Farmington. She was a loyal fan of the Red Wings and Nascar Racing. Marge spent time daily doing extremely hard crossword puzzles and reading, including The Wall Street Journal. She belonged to the Waterloo Hunt Club, serving as Secretary of their Annual Horse Show for many years. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions are suggested to The Michigan Humane Society, 7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211-1942. This was her favorite charity because in her words "Animals can't speak for themselves". Family and friends will gather for a "Celebration of Life" Memorial on September 12, 2014 at the Longacre House, 24705 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan between 7-9 p.m.
FRANKLIN, DONALD A resident of Milford, passed away in the care of his family. He was 78 years old. Preceded in death by his parents William and Mariann Franklin and his aunt Rose Talorowski. In addition to Anna, his beloved wife of 58 years, Don is survived by his daughter Barbara (Joseph) Jaschuk and grandson Scott Jaschuk. Don served our country proudly in the Marine Corps. Prayers service and Marine Honors were rendered at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society. For further information, phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
GIRBACH, MARILYN Age 76, passed away September 1, 2014. She was born on June 13, 1938, daughter of the late James and Nellie Cash. Marilyn was laid to rest on Thursday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. in South Lyon Cemetery. www.phillipsfuneral.com
KING, JUNE CAROL June 1, 1937-September 1, 2014. Care entrusted to L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, Northville.
LaMARRE, ROBERT J. Age 69, of North Wales, Pennsylvania, died Sept. 6, 2014. Husband of Barbara Peterson LaMarre. Father of Kristin Snyder (Trent), Megan LaMarre (Jerry Grant-land). Brother of Linda L. Meadors (Ted), Carol LaMarre. Graduate of the University of Michigan. Employed at Bethlehem Steel for 34 years, then Evraz/Claymont Steel. Services will be held Sept. 12 in Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers: the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, www.theaftd.org. Arrangements by: Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale, PA.
LINDBECK, MORGAN JEAN Age 7, died at her home in Milford on August 31, 2014 after being diagnosed with cancer in June. She leaves her parents Rick and Kathy Lindbeck; her sister, Cali; grandparents, Richard and Marilyn Lindbeck and Gerald and Janelle Radtke; uncles and aunts, David (Melanie) Lindbeck, Kristen (Josh) Burrell, Rebecca (Steve) Johnson, Jill (Jared) Gatt; cousins, Jocelyn and Mari Lindbeck, Kenedi and Lyndi Burrell, Sophia, Elijah and Levi Johnson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Alan William Lindbeck, and her sister, Reagan Marie Lindbeck. Funeral Services were held at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Brighton, on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Memorials may be made in her name to Caring Bridge. For further information please contact Lynch & Sons, Milford, at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
MILLS, GERALDINE ALICE (TAYLOR) Age 85, of Northville, MI died peacefully with her family present on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born October 2, 1928 to Theodore R. and Alice M. Taylor, she married Leland H. Mills in 1946 and they celebrated 67 years of marriage just before he died in October, 2013. They moved from Port Huron, MI to Northville in 1958. She taught piano and voice lessons, which she continued until her death, and she was loved by her many students. She sang solo soprano and in the church choir wherever she attended church; she also directed church choirs and sang in the annual local performances of the "Messiah." Geraldine was never one to sit idle. She was a highly skilled seamstress and she loved doing her needlework. She was an avid reader and member of The Friends of Northville Library for many years. A longtime member of The Northville Women's Club (53 yrs), she served as President 1989-1991, on the Archives Committee and on the Board of Directors. She and her husband were active members at Meadowbrook Congregational Church and she volunteered in many capacities there. She also enjoyed cross country skiing, walking, being near the water and spending time in their summer place on Lake Leelanau with their friends and family. Geraldine is survived by her sister Patricia Witherspoon; her children, Shary Kelsey, Theodore, Jeffrey (Deborah) and Gregory (Qi) Mills; her grandchildren, David, Steven and Kevin Viery, Alicia Warren, Sara Odum, Lee J., Devoney, Landon, Gregory, Jr., Holly and Susan Mills; and her nine great-grandchildren. She is greatly missed by her family and her many friends. The Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Meadowbrook Congregational Church, 21355 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI. Visitation with family at 10:00 a.m.; Service at 11:00 a.m.
PICHE, DONALD ROBERT "BOB" Of Northville. Sept. 10, 1932-Sept. 6, 2014. L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, griffinfuneralhome.com.
RAJSIGL, PATRICIA A. January 4, 1936 - September 1, 2014 In Celebration of Life, We walk though the shadow of death and we know that GOD is GOOD and only GOOD things come from GOD. Sister-in-law O. Rajsigl of Detroit; nieces and nephew, Deborah, Helen, George, Maryann K. and Christina "Tina" (Steve) Hogan LOVE and WILL MISS her very much. We wish our cousin Karen a wonderful future and GRACE IS ON US ALL as we will meet Aunt Pat and Uncle Joe again in Heaven. Harbor Springs, Michigan was a favorite place of hers.
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 Caitlyn 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. Memorial serviced details are pending. 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
TERRY, GILBERT B. September 1, age 57. Dear brother of Mary Lynn (George) Smock, Edward H. (Ann) Terry Jr., and the late Carol Ann Terry. Also survived by six nieces and nephews. Memorial gathering Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Murray Lake, 7994 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Share your memories at www.schrader-howell.com.