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BUCHANAN, STEVEN D.

2014-08-24

BUCHANAN, STEVEN D. Age 47, August 21, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Deborah (nee Boruff). Dear father of Kerrie and Joe. Loving son of Richard 'Buck' (the late Willa). Brother of Jude, Stephanie and the late Sandra and Ric. He will be missed by many family and friends. Steven will be remembered for his love of writing and storytelling. He wrote articles for many different entertainment magazines and newspapers through the years. He loved meeting new people and always wanted to share stories. He also wrote a series of short story books for children. Steven was a Mason who loved the entertainment world, sports world and the world of people. Private services will be held in Arkansas. www.santeiufuneralhome.com

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BUIKEMA, KENT A.

2014-08-24
KENT A. BUIKEMA

BUIKEMA, KENT A. Age 84, formerly of Plymouth, MI. Passed away peacefully Monday, August 18, 2014 after a brief illness in Round Rock, Texas. He was born July 17, 1930 in Chicago, IL. He married his beloved wife and best friend Lolly on August 23, 1952. Together, they had two sons, Robert (Jeanne) of Plymouth, and Todd (Linda) of Lakeway, TX. They were proud grandparents of Jodi (David) Svoboda of Livonia, MI, John (Maggie) Buikema of College Station, TX, and Will Buikema of Brooklyn, NY. They were loving great-grandparents of Kara and Lauren Svoboda of Livonia. He was a former Principal of Canton High School, and Executive Director of Secondary Education for Plymouth Canton Schools. He loved to travel, play golf, was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Georgetown, TX, and was a proud member of the Kiwanis Club in Georgetown, TX. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Texas.

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FERGUSON II, LESLIE R. Age 66, passed away at his home in Garden Grove, California on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his parents, Leslie and Corinne Ferguson; his children, Jean, Steven, Robert, Todd; five grandchildren; brothers Richard, William, Mark, Tom; and sister, Carolyn, He was preceded in death by his daughter Renee. Cremation has taken place with a military burial at sea. Donations may be made in to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

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LaFOUNTAIN, RONALD

2014-08-24
RONALD LaFOUNTAIN

LaFOUNTAIN, RONALD Age 88 of Farmington Hills, and formerly of Iron River, Michigan, died August 21, 2014. Ronald is the husband of the late Katherine, and brother of the late Lorraine Cerasoli, of Iron River. He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne; son, Steven; grandsons, Alex and Luke; and great-granddaughter, Riley; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. After graduating from Iron River High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, serving two months in the South Pacific, and 17 months in the Philippine Islands. He was a life member of VFW Post 3134, Iron River. He was employed for 30 years by the State of Michigan. The LaFountain family will receive guests on Sunday, August 24, 2-8 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds., N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral service Monday, August 25, 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Interment Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. heeney-sundquist.com

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SHIVES, MARK

2014-08-24

SHIVES, MARK We are sad to announce the passing of Mark Shives, 26. Mark passed away Monday, August 18. Survived by his two brothers Jacob Shives and Luke Nesbitt; mother and step-father Rhonda and Paul Nesbitt. Predeceased by his father, Mark Shives. We will be celebrating Marks life Monday September 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Public House in Ferndale, MI. Donations can be made in Mark's name to stoptheclot.org or theclotconnect.org.

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BUIKEMA, KENT A.

2014-08-21
KENT A. BUIKEMA

BUIKEMA, KENT A. Age 84, formerly of Plymouth, MI. Passed away peacefully Monday, August 18, 2014 after a brief illness in Round Rock, Texas. He was born July 17, 1930 in Chicago, IL. He married his beloved wife and best friend Lolly on August 23, 1952. Together, they had two sons, Robert (Jeanne) of Plymouth, and Todd (Linda) of Lakeway, TX. They were proud grandparents of Jodi (David) Svoboda of Livonia, MI, John (Maggie) Buikema of College Station, TX, and Will Buikema of Brooklyn, NY. They were loving great-grandparents of Kara and Lauren Svoboda of Livonia. He was a former Principal of Canton High School, and Executive Director of Secondary Education for Plymouth Canton Schools. He loved to travel, play golf, was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Georgetown, TX, and was a proud member of the Kiwanis Club in Georgetown, TX. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Texas.

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CAPUTO-LILLA, JUSTIN September 5, 1989-July 30, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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MARIANNE MUNRO (CONRAD) DELLA

DELLA, MARIANNE MUNRO (CONRAD) Age 52 of Westland, formerly of Plymouth and Byron, passed away on August 17, 2014. Loving wife of Wil. Beloved mother of Madysen. Dear sister of Kathleen (Scott) MacKenzie, Melanie Quinn, John Conrad and Matthew Conrad. Stepdaughter of Linda Stephens of Grayling, MI. Preceded in death by sister Cynthia Conrad, her mother Dianne Conrad and her father Michael Conrad. Marianne Received her Bachelors Degree from Central Michigan University. She retired from the Finlan Insurance Agency in 1998 after 14 years of selling insurance there. She was also a part-time special needs paraprofessional for Central Middle School ASD program with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Marianne loved helping the children with special needs. She especially loved her family, going north to the cottage and watching her daughter perform with the Pompon team. A funeral service was held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Westland. Interment took place at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, UMHS Office of Medical Development and Alumni Relations, 1000 Oakbrook, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 To leave a condolence: www.schrader-howell.com

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DOWELL, GEORGE

2014-08-21

DOWELL, GEORGE November 3, 1925-July 31, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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GILMORE, LOUIS

2014-08-21

GILMORE, LOUIS July 15, 1929 - August 5, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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HRUSKA, FRANK

2014-08-21
FRANK HRUSKA

HRUSKA, FRANK Born December 7,1927, passed away August 17, 2014 at his home in Garden City. Beloved husband of Margaret. Father of Robert (Cindy) Hruska, John (Judy) Keech, and Susan (Edward) Hazelrigg. Step-father of Jody (Gary) Gawinek and Charles (late Leslie) Snyder. Brother of John (Judy) Hruska, Richard (Beverly) Hruska, Bob Hruska, and Pat Benedict. Grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of 11, and great-great-grandfather of six. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held at the Garden City Moose Lodge on September 13 at 1:30 p.m. Please send any gifts or donations to the Angela Hospice Center, for all of their help and support during the time prior to his death. He was loved and respected by many, and will surely be missed.

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JOHNSON, LAWRENCE J. Age 65, passed away August 10, 2014. Services were Thursday and Friday at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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STEPHEN "STEVE" GERARD KRESSE

KRESSE, STEPHEN "STEVE" GERARD Age 71 of Fowlerville, formerly of Milford, passed away at his home Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He was born February 5, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Herman Edward and Emily Josephine (Depa) Kresse. He is survived by his daughters, Dawn (Larry) Donovan of Fowlerville and April (Eric) Daniels of Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Taylor, Grace, Joy, Rachel, and Elise; and his sister, Mary (Bill) Barnett of Whitmore Lake. Steve had owned and operated several local businesses, including the Red Dog Saloon in Milford and Diamonds Steak House in Howell and currently Grille in the Ville in Fowlerville. He attended the Howell Church of Christ, 1385 W. Grand River, Howell where memorial services were held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Gleaner's Community Food Bank. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.

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MARTIN, CAROLYN I.

2014-08-21
CAROLYN I. MARTIN

MARTIN, CAROLYN I., Age 70, August 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Shaun, Chris and Craig (Sarah). Dear grandmother of James, Jackson, Brooks, Davis and Lincoln. Dear sister of Janice (David) Wheeker, Beverly and Lon Hoover. Visitation was at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, and services were held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Please share a memory of Carolyn at www.rggrharris.com

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MICHELIS, RAVYN LYNNE Age 23, born January 31, 1991. Beloved daughter of Scott and Jodi, sister of Joslyn, niece, granddaughter, cousin and friend. Ravyn Lynne left us suddenly on August 5, 2014. God saw you were getting tired. He closed his arms around you and whispered " Come to me " In tears we saw you weaken we watched you fade away. Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully, free from pain. We would not wish you back to suffer that again. Services: August 23, 2014 Church of the Holy Spirit 3700 Harvey Lake Rd., Highland MI 48357 Final Respects begins at 10:00 a.m. Mass at 11:00 a.m.

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MOORE, EMILY

2014-08-21

MOORE, EMILY July 2, 1920- August 5, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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SALLY ANN (REYNOLDS) PETERSEN

PETERSEN, SALLY ANN (REYNOLDS) Age 81 of Plymouth passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Sally was a proud wife, mother and grandmother leaving behind her beloved husband, Robert of 58 years. Loving mother of her three children, Glenn (Sandy) Petersen, Paul (Dinia) Petersen and, Karen (Randy) Kratt and, dearest grandmother of Jim Petersen, Lindsey Petersen, Thomas Brartnicki, Kristen Brartnicki, Jacob Kratt, Anna Kratt and, Robert Petersen. Sally was a longtime member of PEO, Chapter AI of Plymouth. A funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Church Street, Plymouth on Thursday, August 21 at 11a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:30a.m. Memorials may be made in Sally's memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or donate online at www.cff.org; National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5018 or donate online at www.parkinson.org. Arrangements entrusted to Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Share memories at schrader-howell.com.

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PROSS, LUCJA

2014-08-21

PROSS, LUCJA Age 89, of Bristol passed August 11, 2014. Burial will be in Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia, MI. millerstewartfuneralhome.com

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STANDO, KATHERINE

2014-08-21

STANDO, KATHERINE June 18, 1950 - July 29, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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WATTS, DANIEL

2014-08-21

WATTS, DANIEL December 14, 1926- August 3, 2014 obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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WIEZBOWSKI, FRANK

2014-08-21
FRANK WIEZBOWSKI

WIEZBOWSKI, FRANK Age 86 of Lambertville, Michigan and formerly of Northville, MI, died Friday, August 8, 2014. Born November 3, 1927 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of John and Antoinette (Gelewski) Wiezbowski. He was a 1945 graduate from Cass Tech High School and proudly served in the US Army during WWII. Frank married the love of his life, Dorothy M. Gassmann on September 29, 1951. Employed by Domestic Linen Company and a member of Detroit Teamsters, Local 285 for over 20 years, he retired in 1986. He then started his dream job at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville, MI where he worked for 25 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy. Children, Debra (Mark) Beier and Michael (Kathy) Wiezbowski. 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Andel and several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 1-2:00 pm Thursday, August 14, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 Main Street, Sylvania, Ohio, 43560, where Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 pm. Inurnment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to LostNMissing.com, Disabled Veterans of America or St. James Catholic Church Food Pantry, Novi, MI. Arrangements by the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. www.pawlakfuneralhome.com

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ZIEMKE, ANDRA HERALD A former South Lyon resident, Andra Herald Ziemke, died of a heart attack August 11, 2014, at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born August 28, 1952, the daughter of Marilyn Smith and the late David Herald. She graduated from South Lyon High School in 1970 and later earned two associates degrees from Schoolcraft College in Livonia. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Ziemke of Las Vegas; her mother and step-father, Marilyn and Warren Smith of Moran, Michigan, and St. Cloud, Florida; a brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Judy (Hill) Herald of Gregory; a sister-in-law, Nancy Paterson Herald of Millington; five Herald nephews; a step-daughter and her husband, Korey and Michael Jackson; and family of Davidson; and several Ziemke step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her older brother, Steven Herald. No services are planned at this time. The family was assisted by Desert Memorial in Las Vegas.

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