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BRYANT, STEVEN

2015-07-26

BRYANT, STEVEN Passed away at the age of 61 on May 21, 2015. He grew up in Beverly Hills, Michigan and graduated from Groves High School in 1971. He went on to graduate from MSU with an MBA in Finance. He is survived by his daughters Karlie and Lindsey. A memorial will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Birmingham, MI.

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OWEN JAMES ANDERSON

ANDERSON, OWEN JAMES 21, of Williamsburg, passed away following an automobile accident on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Owen was born on June 11, 1994 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the son of Jonathan and Cathy Anderson. He graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 2012 and attended Ferris State University and Northern Michigan College, working on his degree in Construction Management. Owen was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved to play video games with his friends, go off-roading, and spending time with his cousins and friends, often entertaining listeners with his long, detailed, funny stories. Owen was a thoughtful and kindhearted man. He spent time snowboarding with his sister, Alaura, and sitting by the campfire. He could often be found tinkering with his car and sharing his joy of loud music while driving down the road. Owen was a great son, always had a smile on his face, and was a joy to be around. Owen is survived by his parents, Jonathan Anderson and Cathy (fiancé Ron Moretto) Anderson; sister, Alaura Anderson; grandmothers, Alvina Marshall and Lorraine Gustafson; step-grandmother, Carol Gustafson; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceding him in death are his grandfathers, John Anderson and James Gustafson. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 17, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m., under the pavilion at the Kewadin Indian Mission in Kewadin, MI. Visitation will be today, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids. Please share your fond memories of Owen at www.CovellFuneralHomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids.

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BERNARD, ROBERT D.

2015-07-23

BERNARD, ROBERT D January 19, 1958-July 15, 2015 L. J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop Sassaman Chapel

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CERTO, DOMINICK

2015-07-23

CERTO, DOMINICK July 19, 2015. Age 92. Loving husband of the late Lydia. Beloved partner of Betty Venable. Cherished father of Sandra (Russ) Popp, Dona (the late Bob) Mazziotti and Dominick (Peggy) Certo. Proud grandfather of Joey Popp, Katie Popp-Jilek, Sarah Popp, Marisa Mazziotti, Gabriella Certo, Gina Mazziotti and Nicky Certo and great-grandfather of Liliana Jilek. Memorial Gathering Friday July 31 from 3-8 p.m. with Rosary Service 7 p.m. and on Saturday August 1 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Memorial Mass Saturday August 1st at 12:30 p.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd in Plymouth.

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CERTO, DOMINICK

2015-07-23
DOMINICK CERTO

CERTO, DOMINICK July 19, 2015 Age 92 Loving husband of the late Lydia. Loving companion of Betty Venable. Cherished father of Sandra (Russ) Popp, Dona (the late Bob) Mazziotti and Dominick (Peggy) Certo. Proud grandfather of Joey Popp, Katie Popp-Jilek, Sarah Popp, Marisa Mazziotti, Gabriella Certo, Gina Mazziotti and Nicky Certo and great-grandfather of Liliana Jilek. Memorial Gathering Friday July 31 from 3-8 p.m. with Rosary Service 7 p.m. and on Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. In Livonia. Memorial Mass Saturday August 1 at 12:30 pm at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd in Plymouth.

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CROCKER, JACQUELINE (nee BRAZEAU and formerly RITCHIE) Friday July 17,2015. Age 88 following a long and brave battle. Predeceased by loving husbands, Jack Ritchie and Earl Crocker; beloved son, Douglas Ritchie; sister, Vivian Durham; and dear friend, Harold Burton. Survived by and beloved mother of Gale Anne (Ralph) Gartner and Michelle Jeannine (Ryan) Robinson; grandchildren Stephanie (Jeff), Sarah (Bryan), Ryan Jr, Rylee, Kelly (Steve), and Eric (Nicole); and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Austin, Gabriella, Mathew, and Alex; sister, Connie (Bob) Wilder; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. Sanctuary at Bellbrook, 875 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills, MI. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to American Cancer Society or Salesian Missionaries. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cremationmichigan.com.

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GEORGE L. DINGELDEY

DINGELDEY, GEORGE L. George was born in Canton on June 27, 1939. He was the fourth of nine children from a longtime Canton family. On Monday, July 20, 2015, George ended his battle with complications from Alzheimers, but passed peacefully with family and the caring staff of St. Mary's Mercy hospital in Livonia. Those of us who were close to George knew he was a jokester with an incredible sense of humor. He deeply loved spending time with his family and friends. He was proud and passionate about his 32 years of employment at Delta Airlines. He enjoyed spending time at his vacation home in Florida, loved travel, tractors and his gardens. He was preceded in death by: his parents Philip and Bea Dingeldey who were long time Canton farmers; his deceased wife of 39 years, Bonnie Shade, and two brothers, Bud and Jim. He is survived by: his siblings, Jake, Bill, Richard, Billy, Karen, and Diane; his beloved and kind partner Judy Wilkin; children, Michelle, Debbie and Scott (Nicole). He was a proud Grandpa to Nick, Tyler, Zach, Hannah, Hailee, Kamrey, Nolen and Isabelle. Funeral Services will take place Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. He will be laid to rest at Sheldon Cemetery in Canton next to his beloved wife. Donations in his honor can be made to the Canton Historical Society.

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DORAN GREGORY STEVEN, Born December 26, 1955, passed away June 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. Son of Edith "Edie" Doran and the late George W. Doran of Milford. Leaves his sister, Denise Doran of Milford and brothers, Michael (Robin) Doran of Milford, Jon of Mesa, AZ; nieces Heather, Heidi, Dr. Michelle, Sarah and one nephew, David. He was preceded in death by grandparents Adolph and Johanna Faltin, Charles and Eva Doran. Burial was July 10, 2015 in Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, California.

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HALL, CAP

2015-07-23
CAP HALL

HALL, CAP Age 100, died on July 17, 2015 at Sunrise Senior Living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Cap and his wife of 63 years, Carolyn Vosburg Hall, were active partners in raising their family and in community involvements. Father of Randall (Lori), Claudia Stroud (Douglas) and Garrett (Joan). Proud grandfather of Hattie, Bradley, Ross, Jackson and Sandy. As a teenager, Cap played the cornet in the 60-member Veterans of Foreign Wars band that traveled to Washington to play for President Hoover. He lettered in fencing at Ohio State University, taught engineering at Rice University and earned his master's degree in science and engineering at the University of Michigan. He spent 44 years with the Ethyl Corporation Research Labs in Detroit and traveled the world as their corporate air conservation expert, often accompanied by Carolyn. Cap's secret to a long life was simply "keep moving." It was advice he took to heart over the years. Cap met Carolyn at Adams Castle where he lived with 13 other bachelor engineers. He and artist Carolyn made many wonderful friends in the arts community and were founding members of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. From 1971 – 1974, Cap was president of the BBAC. Carolyn and Cap divided time between homes in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Sarasota, Florida. Cap's quick wit and generosity of spirit will long be remembered. A celebration of Cap's life will take place at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, Michigan from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26. Memorial donations may be made to the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center at bbartcenter.org. Leave a tribute at simplefunerals.net.

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HILL, SANDRA

2015-07-23

HILL, SANDRA Of Commerce Twp., July 14, 2015 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. Lynch & Sons www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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LILLIAN ANNA (FREDRICK) JAHR

JAHR, LILLIAN ANNA (FREDRICK) 96 of Waverly, Iowa, formerly of Strawberry Point, died on Monday evening, July 13, 2015, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Joyce Sandberg officiating. Burial following the lunch in the Cass Township Cemetery, Strawberry Point. Public visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Emanuel Lutheran Church Strawberry Point or Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community Chaplaincy Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187.

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JOHNSON, MARIE LOUISE Marie Louise Johnson, a long time resident of Milford and former owner of the Huron River Inn, died on July 18, 2015 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Robert Johnson on December 29, 2014 and is survived by her son, Mark (Cindy) Johnson, and grandchildren, Joseph, Jessica and Jamie Lee Johnson. She will be interred with her husband in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Brighton, at 810-229-2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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McNULTY, LORIN J.

2015-07-23

McNULTY, LORIN J. Lorin J. McNulty, age 22, of Northville, passed away suddenly, July 18, 2015. He was born on December 2, 1992 in Superior Twp., son of the late Fred and Debra McNulty. He will always be remembered for having a heart of gold. He is survived by his sister, Sarah McNulty; his aunts: Sanya McNulty, Susan (Brian) Lussenden, Denise Dangel and Diane Curley; his uncle, Patrick Dangel and his maternal grandparents: Patrick Juanita Curley. Lorin is also survived by his nephew James McNulty and many loving cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 25 at 12:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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METTE, MILDRED F.

2015-07-23
MILDRED F.  METTE

METTE, MILDRED F. Age 90, passed away July 18, 2015. She was born on July 17, 1925 to the late Elmer and Flora (Daniels) Smith. She was formerly of Detroit prior to moving to South Lyon. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Mildred was married on September 2, 1944 to Norman who preceded her in death. Mildred is survived by her daughter Kathleen (John) Oleksy of South Lyon, and her sister Donna Dromowicz. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and three cousins. Mildred was preceded in death by her son Alan Mette in 1987, a brother and sister. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10:00a.m. until the time of service at 2:00.pm. at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon, MI www.phillipsfuneral.com

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JEANNETTE CHURCH MORRIS

MORRIS JEANNETTE CHURCH A longtime resident of Highland and a devoted member of Milford United Methodist Church, passed away peacefully in her home on July 18, 2015 at the age of 90. Jeannette was born on April 15, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest daughter of Benjamin and Florence Church. After graduation from Pontiac High School, Jeannette attended Albion College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Master's Degree in Sociology. After teaching at Albion and working at the Pontiac Housing Commission, Jeannette married Ernest Carl Morris on May 12, 1956 in Pontiac. Together they raised 5 sons, in Pontiac, and since 1967, in Highland. Jeannette was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, singing in the church, high school, and Albion college choirs since the age of 10. She was an avid reader, a lifelong anglophile, and a dedicated collector of historical documents. A multi year spelling bee champion from the ages of 12 to 89, she was everyone's favorite teammate in Trivial Pursuit. For over twenty-five years, Jeannette and Ernie enjoyed square dancing, for which they made trips to nearly every state. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Ernest Morris; their five sons, Allen (Sue Ann), Ernest (Patricia), Michael (Margo), Christopher (Jeannine), and Joseph (Mary Jane); 40 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Alice JoAn Legge of Sylvan Lake, extended family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert John Church. A Funeral Service will be held at Milford United Methodist Church, 1200 Atlantic St, Milford on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Thursday, July 23rd from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Milford United Methodist Church or choir or to the Milford Senior Center. For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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LOIS E. (ELLISON) MURPHY

MURPHY, LOIS E. (ELLISON) Age 91, was born August 18, 1923 to Laura (Potter) and Ray Ellison. She died July 15, 2015. Lois grew up in Traverse City, married in 1947 and raised her family in Redford Twp. She retired to Howell and lived the last 18 years in Commerce Twp. Lois knew how to enjoy life and brought much joy to others! Her passing is a great loss to all! She was the beloved wife of the late Jack T Murphy, dearest mother to Margo (Norm), Mike (Sharon), Dan, Jane and Shawn. She is survived by 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., Monday, July 27, at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan, Howell. Funeral services will be held July 28, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Angela Hospice of Livonia.

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REBENTISCH, ARLENE CARLTON A resident of the Wayne /Westland area since the early 1940s passed away at the age of 91, on July 15, 2015 at the Westland Convalescent Centre. She is survived by daughters Jane Verdrager of New Hampshire and Janice Purcell of Tennessee, as well as three brothers. She was predeceased by two sisters and six of her brothers, her first husband, Dick Carlton, her second husband, Hugo Rebentisch, as well as Josephine Carlton Carney, her youngest daughter, who passed away June 25, 2015. Arrangements handled by Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, Westland. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfh.com

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SMITH, ROBERT W.

2015-07-23
ROBERT W. SMITH ROBERT W. SMITH

SMITH, ROBERT W. Age 94, of Milford Michigan, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his winter home, in Bonita Springs Florida. He was born January 29, 1921 to the late Dan and Frances (Hellena) Smith in Detroit, MI. He was a decorated World War II Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Robert worked for General Motors Proving Grounds for 30 years. Robert and his wife Edith had been married for 68 years. They have been wintering in Bonita Springs, Florida since 1978. Robert enjoyed sailing, photography and golf and was one of the original members of the Citrus Park Computer Club, whom is known to donate hundreds of computers to underprivileged children to the public school system of many Florida counties. Survivors include his loving wife Edith; four children, Bruce and Cathy Smith, Dan and Christine Smith, Jean McCormick and Susanna and Michael Hubert; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.shikanyfuneralhome.com

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STERNIK, MICHAEL

2015-07-23

STERNIK, MICHAEL Age 89, July 18, 2015. Of Farmington Hills, www.mccabefuneralhome.com

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BETTY J.  WHITWORTH

WHITWORTH, BETTY J. a long time resident of Milford, died on July 18, 2015 at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. "Doc" Whitworth on June 25, 2000, her parents, Michael and Edna Moyer, and sister, Marilyn "Mim" Perlich. She is survived by her daughter, Jill Whitworth of Gahanna, Ohio, her nephew, Mike (Gwynn) Perlich of Zionsville, Indiana and many loving friends. Betty was born in La Porte, Indiana, and was a 1953 graduate of Ball State College where she obtained degrees in English and Library and where she met Doc Whitworth, her beloved husband of forty-six years. Mrs. Whitworth taught high school in Constantine, Michigan and later taught in the Lance Junior High Media Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church since 1969, a member of the GM Proving Grounds "Roving Rounders" camping group, the Michigan Knights of the Highway, the Maria Moore Questers, and past treasurer of the "On Our Own" support group. In her spare time she loved to work in her yard where she enjoyed planting flowers and vegetables. Betty also loved to knit and crochet and indulge her enjoyment of antiques. The family would like to thank the following: Marge Knable, her best friend, Dorothy Madison, her beloved neighbor of over forty years, J. Michael Hickox, Dr. Neil Belgiano, her at-home caregivers from Age With Grace, and especially June Fenton and her wonderful staff at Serenity of Commerce, where Betty spent her last two years. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Thursday, July 30, at 11a.m. Burial will follow in Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit on Wednesday, July 29, from 3-9p.m. Memorials may be in Betty's memory to: "July Nelson, Treasurer, Maria Moore 432", 1995 South Milford Rd., Milford, MI 48381 or to the Milford United Methodist Church. For further information please phone 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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