BREVIK, JOHN 64, of Northville left this earth to go back home to God on June 22, 2015. It is now time to say, see you later and to wish him well on this new journey with God. He was a practicing Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Northville. John was born Feb 27, 1951. He grew up in Detroit and moved with his parents to Northville in the 1950s where he has since resided. He was an avid classic car lover and would frequently tell stories of racing his Chevy Nova on the drag strips. John was also famously known for his dry humor, witty one liners, and paying it forward. His face would light up every time he would see his grandkids and family. He was preceded in death by his parents Merton and Cecelia Brevik. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeannette (nee Marino) Brevik; his children, Erica Brevik and Eric (Erin) Brevik II; his grandchildren, Maia and Nathaniel; his sister Joan Ward; his niece Christina (Russ) Kennedy; and many other loving family members and friends. A funeral mass was held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The National Parkinson Foundation and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. www.parkinson.org www.afsp.org Share online condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com
CHAPMAN, JEANNE "HONEY" A longtime resident of Milford passed away in the loving care of her family on June 26, 2015 at the age of 95. Honey was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wilfrid "Wilf" Chapman; her daughter, Marian Chapman Woith and son, Richard Lee Cunningham. Honey is survived by her son, William Charles (Cherie) Chapman and daughter, Pamela Rae Chapman (Michael) Polcyn; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren and one on the way! She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Shultz. Funeral Service was held from St. George Episcopal Church, Milford with burial at Milford Memorial Cemetery. Memorials encouraged to: Hospice of Michigan. For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit LynchFuneralDirectors.com
CRAMER, DANIEL L. Age 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday the 20th of June, 2015 in the loving care of his family. Daniel was the loving husband of Linda (Fawcett) Cramer; father of Evan Cramer and Elaine Cramer. Besides his immediate family, Dan is survived by his brother, Michael (Dulce Ramos) Cramer of San Francisco; sister Virginia (Edward) Virt of Summerfield, Florida; brothers-in-law David (Gayle) Fawcett of West Bloomfield, MI, Kim (Diana Huang) Fawcett of Chicago, Illinois; and sister-in-law Janis (Timothy) Casai of Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service and interment of ashes will take place on July 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford, Holly. Donations may be made to the veterans organization of your choice. For further information please call, 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
FREDERICKS, ROBERT ERIC Age 56, passed away June 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, his children: Erik, Jennifer, Jessica and Jack; his granddaughter Zoe and brothers: Tom, Jim and Ron. He is preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Adeline. A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, July 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert's name to Sarcomafighters.org. Please visit www.phillipsfuneral.com to leave a special memory or story of Robert.
OLIVER, NANCY LEE Nancy L. Oliver, age 82, longtime resident of Northville, passed away peacefully June 24, 2015. She was born March 15, 1933 in Bellaire, Ohio, to Darrell and Katherine (nee McClain) Beveridge. While in school, she was always an honor student and was captain of the basketball team. Nan received a Bachelor of Arts from Bethany College in West Virginia, graduating with a double major in Biology and Physical Education. She was an employee with Northville Public Schools for many years; most of her career was spent as the secretary to the Principal of Northville High School. Nan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Northville. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing in multiple groups in Northville. She also enjoyed music. Nan, a supporter of the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund International, traveled to Africa on a three week safari and gorilla trek. One of her favorite places to visit and spend time was Leelanau Peninsula. She loved dogs; one of her hobbies included trimming dogs for the Westminster Dog Show. She always had a positive attitude, a wonderful sense of humor, and a dry wit. Nan had a great sense of adventure and was always willing to try new things. She cherished the time she spent with her family and her experiences with them were always grand; she appreciated each day as a true blessing. Her daughters describe her as a kind, compassionate, patient, fun, strong, confident, optimistic, intelligent woman who had high standards and did everything well. Nan is survived by her loving daughters, Lynne (Greg) Gochanour, Leslie (Scott) Stoner, and Lauren (Scott) Dayton; and her grandchildren, Cooper, Cameron, Colin, Kyle, Amanda, and Alyssa. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Joyce Kady. A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Casterline Funeral Home of Northville. Rev. Monica William from First United Methodist Church of Northville officiated the service. Ms. Oliver was laid to rest at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Arthritis Foundation, 1050 Wilshire Drive, Ste. 302, Troy, MI 48084 or American Heart Association 40 Oak Hollow St., Ste. 200, Southfield, MI 48033. Share online condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com
SCHRAMKE, ROBERT BOB "DOC" SCHRAMKE Age 81, June 22, 2015. Beloved husband of Elaine for 61 and half years. Dear father of Roni (Bob) Travis and the late Jane Popeney and Judy Zammit. Proud grandfather of David, Kelly, Erik and Benjamin. Great- grandfather of Dylan and Robert. Dr. Schramke was the principal at Redford Union High School for 21 years. Arrangements entrusted to the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, Novi. Services were held on June 26th at St. Genevieve-St Maurice, Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to St Jude Childrens Hospital. www.stjude.org
SORONEN, DOROTHY J. Age 91 of Plymouth, June 23, 2015. Share online condolences at casterlinefuneralhome.com
WATERS, DOUGLAS R. Age 77, formerly of Salem Twp., passed away June 28, 2015. He was born on February 9, 1938 in Dearborn, son of the late Jesse Flora Waters. Douglas loved being outdoors and for many years had a small farm in Salem Township. He loved to hunt and never passed up the chance to go fishing. Douglas was a gifted gardener and enjoyed canning vegetables that grew in his garden. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Beverly; his loving children: Lisa Waters, Christine Waters and Daniel (Michelle) Waters; his brother Gill (Sue) Waters; and his sister, Nancy (Tim) Southwick. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews and many loving extended family members. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 24155 Griswold, South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association. www.phillipsfuneral.com
BOZIAN, EDWIN B. "ED" Age 88, June 20, 2015. www.mccabefuneralhome.com
BURKALL, LORI SUE Passed away June 20, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after a courageous fight with cancer. She was 54 years old. Preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Burkall, and both sets of grandparents, Peter and Marie Burkall and Ken and Olive Hughes, of Muskegon, Michigan, Lori leaves behind her father, Al Burkall of St. Joseph, Michigan; sister Linda (Dan) Derbas of Galien, Michigan; sister Julie (Jim) Painter of Centerville, Ohio; brother Don (Shirley) Burkall of Durham, North Carolina; sister Mary (Dave) Schmidke of St. Joseph, Michigan; life partner Burt Sloan of Ann Arbor, Michigan; special cousin Norman (Ilene) Tyler of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Lori graduated from St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, Michigan, received her Bachelor of Education from Western Michigan University, and her Masters in Computer Education from the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois. During her career she taught special needs students in Dayton, Ohio; Antioch, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; and ultimately, Livonia, Michigan. Lori was exceptionally close to her eight nieces and nephews, always being very interested and involved in their lives. She lovingly shared many special times with each one of them as they grew from childhood into the adults they are today. She was so proud of each and every one of them. While in high school Lori's family hosted Gundi Mathews, a foreign exchange student from Hamburg, Germany, who became a special sister. This wonderful experience led Lori and her partner Burt to open their home and hearts to many foreign exchange students over the years. The bonds formed remain to this day; many students, along with their families, have returned for visits to see their "American mom." When not in the classroom or spending time with family, Lori loved to travel. She enjoyed learning about other cultures and exploring near and far, whether it was on road trips with her dad, taking cruises with Burt or her girlfriends, or backpacking through Europe. She jumped out of airplanes, rode her motorcycle, and loved the water, whether swimming and sailing, or playing cards with her dad at the beach. Lori's creative side led her to explore a variety of artistic avenues. After taking a stained glass class, she fell in love with glass, and subsequently, lampwork (glass bead-making). Her friends and family treasure the unique and beautiful gifts she made for them. To showcase her culinary talents, Lori would entertain friends and even cater various events. Happy were those who were called to her table. Lori will be greatly missed by family, her very many close friends and neighbors, and former students. Her loving and generous spirit and beautiful smile touched the lives of so many. Lori made a difference, and left the world a better place because she was here. Those wishing to share a memory of Lori can do so at www.muehligannarbor.com. A celebration of Lori's life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either St. Joseph Mercy Hospice Ann Arbor (www.stjoesannarbor.org/hospice) or Youth for Understanding USA (www.yfuusa.org).
DUVALL, GEORGE A. Age 93. Husband of the late Carol. Dear father of Kenneth (Joanne) and Joyce. Grandfather of Julianne (Brian) Nafin, Wayne, Theresa, Raymond and Sean. Great-grandfather of Alisha, Kassidy, Owen, Jovanna, Jenna, Kayla, Juanito and George. Great-great-grandfather of Charlee. Visiting Monday, July 27th 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Service at VFW Post 345, 27345 Schoolcraft Ave. Redford Charter Twp. Final resting place Great Lakes National Cemetery. Contributions to VFW Post 345 appreciated. Condolences to Charlesstepfuneralhome.com
KIFFNER, HANNAH Traverse City - Hannah Marlene (Chadwick) Kiffner, 82, of Manistee passed away June 22, 2015, at Munson Medical Center. She graduated from Bentley High School. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
NEWMAN, BARBARA Passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 20, 2015 aged 61. Beloved ex-wife of Scott Newman, loving mother of Jessica Newman and Jacquelyn (Ryan) Crockett, adored grandmother of Ruby Crockett. Predeceased by her parents John and Helen Golec; survived by sisters Cindy (John) Cipolla, Elizabeth "Buff" Jarema, and by her brother Greg Golec. Barbara spent her youth in Detroit, married and moved to Livonia, and had a successful career as a radiographer. She loved to garden, and enjoyed travel both in the U.S. and abroad. Private memorial to be held by family. Donations may be sent to the Detroit Institute of Arts or the Henry Ford.
SMITH, MICHAEL L. June 24, 2015. Age 51 of Wayne. He passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1964 and is a 1982 graduate of Romulus High School. He served in the United State Marine Corp and retired as a Sergeant from the Romulus Police Department. He was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and also loved all kinds of sports and never missed a good card game. He is survived by this wife of 26 years, Rhonda; and his children, Zachary and Olivia; his parents, Edward Smith and Fanny Markey; brothers, Robert and David (Judy); as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. Visitation at Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI on Sunday, June 28 from 1-9 p.m. Services at funeral home Monday, June 29 at 10 a.m. Burial immediately following at Glenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the International Melanoma Foundation or Angela Hospice. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.com.
TRUDGEON, JACK HOWARD Beloved husband and father, Jack Howard Trudgeon, passed into the arms of his heavenly father on April 21, 2015. Born in Calumet, Michigan on July 26, 1920, Jack was married to his dear wife Helen for 63 years. Together they shared a joyous life filled with love of music, family, church, summers at their cabin in the U.P. of Michigan, retirement in Arizona, and final years in Lancaster, California. After military duty in WWII he served as both church and high school choir director for nearly 40 years. He was most happy sitting on the dock of his cabin in the woods, puttering in the back chopping wood, or working in his garden. Jack was beloved by his large extended family and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his brother, William Trudgeon of Warren, and five children and their families: Jill and Kurt Sprenger of Texas, Jane and Robert Neal of California, Susan and Brad Marten of Colorado, Sandra and Douglas McLaren of England, and Garry Perryman of Wales. Cheers, Dad! Memorial service to be held at First Lutheran Church, Winona, Michigan, on July 5th at 2:30. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lancaster United Methodist Pipe Organ Renewal Fund.