FELIKS, MABLE June 30, 2015, age 81 of Garden City. Loving wife of Norman. Beloved mom of George (Julie) Yelick, Christopher (Karen) Yelick, Theresa Lenhoff, Helen (Jeffrey) Dundas, Mark (Teresa) Jacobs, and Kenny (Catherine) Jacobs. Proud Grandma of T, Andrew, Chris, Greg, Matthew, Nicole, Molly, Sarah, Joey, Anna, Katie, Brian, Chelsea, Mallory, Chloe, Noah, Maria, and Steven. Great Grandma of Frances, Eli, Saia, Matthew, Melanie, and Evander. Dear sister of Oscar (Pauline) Kanan, Linda Peeples, George (Marilyn) Kanan, Ann Fowlkas, Pete (Mary) Kanan, Mary (Gary) Frame, Joe (Heidi) Kanan, and the late Ray Kanan, Theresa Jacobs, and Yvonne Pryzowski. Visitation Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road (btwn. Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state at church Monday 10 a.m. until the Monday 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 47650 North Territorial (at Beck), Plymouth. Entombment Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Memorials may be made to the Servants of Jesus of the Divine Mercy Center, 33826 Beaconsfield, Clinton Twp., MI 48035. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
NORTON, ELSIE R. Age 86. Wife of the late F. Ronald Norton. 40+ year companion of Ben du Crocq. Beloved mother of Greg (Elissa) Norton. Loving grandmother of Kasey and Emma Norton. Dear sister of Pia (the late Josef) Krawciw. Aunt of Joey (Peggy) Krawciw, Renee (Kurt) Stracka, Debby (Chuck) Wiltzer, and Nickol (Bill) Allard. Elsie loved antiquing, being with her family, and was always up for a good party. Her family will miss her very much and have many fond memories of her. Final resting place Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences to Charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
SHIPPS, MAKAILA JESSIE Age 31, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. She was born in Birmingham, Michigan and had been a resident of Hampton for a year. For eleven years, Jessie served her country in the U.S. Air Force from September 2003 until September 2014 and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Her last assignment was at the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland as a photography instructor. Jessie also served as a forensic photographer at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, in Hawaii. During Operation Enduring Freedom, she served with the 455th Operational Support Squadron, at Bagram AB, in Kabul, Afghanistan as a weapons system video technician. As a photojournalist, she had also served with the 344th Wing Public Affairs, at Davis-Monthan AFB, in Tucson, Arizona. She was awarded numerous awards and decorations, including 2 Joint Service Commendation Medals, 3 Air Force Achievement Medals, a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 2 AF Outstanding Unit Awards, a National Defense Service Medal, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border. Jessie is survived by her spouse of 5 years, Leeanna Shipps; daughter, Grace Taylor; parents, Richard and Patricia Shipps; and brothers, Alex and Zach Shipps. A memorial service celebrating Jessie's life was held on Monday, June 29 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, in Hampton. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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