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HENRY (SCOTT) R.  BARTON

BARTON, HENRY (SCOTT) R. January 2, 1929 - February 22, 2015. U.S. Veteran. Age 86 of Farmington Hills, MI. Beloved son of Margaret and Henry, Scott was raised with his sister Isabelle in Hillside, New Jersey. Married to Grace Caroline in 1949, and fathered four children; Bruce, Joyce, Henry, and Heather. Served two tours of duty in the Navy during the Korean War. Studied at Seton Hall and Lawrence Institute of Technology. Career took him to Detroit in 1960, later becoming an engineer at Ford Motor Company. Active in the St. Andrews Society, the Masonic Temple Farmington Lodge and YMCA. A grandfather of four; Moria, Rose, Leah, and Ken, whom he enjoyed immensely and embarked on many an adventure to Tiger Stadium, Cedar Point, New Jersey and Thanksgiving Day parades. A true Scotsman. So proud of his parents and his Scottish heritage. Scott was endowed with a keen intelligence, quick wit and sense of humor. Always the life of the party. He loved books and crossword puzzles, the New York Times in particular. Later in his career he embraced computers and Internet fearlessly. A world of knowledge at his fingertips. Scott will always be remembered and cherished for his even keel thru life's turbulent waters. Our stoic Rock of Gibraltar. By the way, yes, Scott was a klutz. But no. We will not honor his wish to place "oops!" on his tombstone as he requested! After an eight year battle, Scott succumbed to Alzheimer's Disease. Ta-Ta the noo, Pop! Tribute/Memorial Donations to Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org/join_ the_cause_donate.asp

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BLENMAN, ELIZABETH "BETTY" February 26, 2015 at 99 years of age. Formerly of Bloomfield Hills she had resided at Canterbury on the lake, Waterford for the past 19 years. Betty is survived by two nieces; Margie Nichols of Minnesota and Nancy Roll of Rochester Hills; two nephews; Martin Cole of MN and Frank Blenman of Florida and two grandnephews; Andrew Cole and Adam Cole. She is preceded in death by her sister in law Margaret Cole of MN. Betty graduated from the University of Minnesota where she was a member of Kappa Delta Society. She was a longtime member of Chapter AW of the PEO Sisterhood, Member of the Sashabaw Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a life member of the American Association of University Women and a member of the first Presbyterian Church of Birmingham since 1947. In addition to her club activities, Betty enjoyed playing bridge, reading and visiting with friends. Clarence and Betty enjoyed travel and made many trips around the world. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com

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BOWDEN, PATRICIA BIEN Of Bloomfield Hills died on Febuary 24. Patricia was the beloved wife of the late George Bowden, and infant daughter Pam. She was a loving mother to Trish (Rick) Worden, Jeff, Lynne (Patrick) Quigley and Rick. Proud grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of eight. Patricia was a native Michigander, she met George while they were both working at Hudson's in Detroit. Patricia was an active member of the Village Women's Club. Her appreciation of living life and wonderful spirit were loved by all.

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BURTON, MARGARET

2015-03-01
MARGARET BURTON

BURTON, MARGARET M. Progressed peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 18, 2014. She made her home in Floyd, Virginia with her youngest, son Michael and his son, Rhone, who she helped raise. She was in the loving care of her daughter, Peggy in Arizona at the time of her death. Born in 1931 (Dearborn) to Norman and Alice Durocher, she graduated from Fordson High in 1949 and married Leo Burton, her high school sweetheart, in 1950. The couple welcomed six children providing a nurturing and loving household. Marge is survived by her children, Steve (Kelly), Terry (Diane), Ann Harmon (Dave), Peggy Streetman (James), and Michael; and her sisters, Doris Esper and Rita Grignon; grandchildren, Christine Sudut, Lindsay Sudut, David Burton, Mathew Burton, Derrick Burton, Jillian Burton, Jessica Burton, and Rhone Burton. She leaves many friends, inspired and influenced through the happiness she brought to their lives. Marge left joy in everyone's heart with her infectious smile, enthusiasm and accepting spirit. Marge was happiest in her gardens. She created many in her life including a beautiful space in the mountains of SW Virginia she tended well into her 80s. A memorial celebration will be held on May 31, 2015 at Whispering Pines in Pinckney. The family invites all who wish to celebrate Marge's life to RSVP to mikeburton745@gmail.com or to express condolences to the family.

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COOPER, MADELYN

2015-03-01
MADELYN COOPER

COOPER, MADELYN Madelyn was born on November 9th, 2009 and was granted her angel wings on February 12th, 2015. Jesus called her home to heal her body and give her peace. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Madelyn had touched throughout her short, yet very memorable life. She is now with her sister Sophia. With such a giant heart-warming smile, she taught us the importance of humility and dignity. Madelyn was the daughter of MSgt Jason and Carolyn (Kos) Cooper of Westland MI. She is survived by her siblings, Bethany and Chris Rogers, Timothy, Haley, Samantha, and Maxwell. She is also survived by her grandparents William and Louise Caram, and Terry Cooper. She joined her grandparents, Ray and Lynn Kos in heaven. Like her sister, Madelyn also gave us a lifetime of love during her short time on earth. We were blessed to have had so much wonderful time with her.

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MICHELE THERESE DUKE

DUKE, MICHELE THERESE Born November 22, 1953. Died at Serenity House Hospice in Santa Barbara, California with a harpist playing at her side February 16, 2015. Michele was born in Birmingham, Michigan to Norman and Lee Duke. She attended Seaholm High School and then went on to complete nursing school at Oakland Community College. She became a registered nurse and worked in Oncology and Orthopedics at St. Joseph Hospital for several years. She then followed her passion and changed gears and opened a high end clothing store (Brava) in downtown Birmingham with her mother. They operated their store for many years with automotive, celebrity and sports clientele. Upon her diagnosis with cancer, she and her mother moved from Michigan to California to be with family. Michele loved; her Catholic faith, cooking, gardening, and animals (especially her dog Gigi). Michele is survived by her mother Lee, brother Darryl (Marlene), brother Dorian (Debbie), niece Colleen (Antwain); nephews, Kelly (Cheryl), Justin (Angie), Brandon (Allison), Chris, Aaron. Step sister Marianne; step brothers, Tim (Robin), Ron (Patsy), Bill and Dan (Diane). Michele is preceded in death by her father Norm Duke and step father Richard Hallagan. The family would like to thank Beaumont Hospital Rose Cancer Center and Serenity House Hospice in Santa Barbara, CA.

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JANE AUTUMN (LEWIS) DUNBAR

DUNBAR, JANE AUTUMN (LEWIS) 82, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully February 18, 2015. Preceded in death by her parents, Annette and Richard Lewis of Massapequa, New York. Survived by loving husband, Russell Raymond Dunbar; daughters, Autumn Elizabeth (John) Sousanis, Amy Louise (Owen) Busch, and Antonia Saint (Obed Cepeda) Dunbar; and ten grandchildren. Jane grew up in Brooklyn and Massapequa, NY, earned her BA from Pratt Institute and ME from Columbia University. An art teacher for 13 years in Detroit before establishing her family in Farmington Hills, where she was delighted to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a mother. A wonderful mother, natural teacher, passionate supporter of the arts and music, and co-founder of a graphic design business with Russell. We will dearly miss our Janie. A true creative spirit and artist, Jane was always creating, from painting, drawing, and designing the yearly Christmas card, to canning, baking, calligraphy, and crochet. Jane always showed an interest in others and was fond of presenting both friends and strangers with seashells inscribed with inspirational words or drawings that she would carefully pen. She received a lifetime recognition award from the Michigan State Fair in 2008. She also enjoyed swimming at the Farmington Hills YMCA, operating a booth at the Pontiac Flea Market, and working with children at the Farmington Hills KinderCare and Woodcreek Elementary School. A Memorial Service in Jane's honor will be held at the Grand Court, 36550 Grand River Avenue, Farmington Hills, MI on March 7 from 3-4 p.m. with a musical prelude at 2 p.m. performed by the Chelsea Quartet.

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VIRGINIA BROPHY "SISSY" HENNESSEY

HENNESSEY, Virginia Brophy "Sissy" Passed away on February 16, 2015 at the age of 91 in Vero Beach, Florida, with family at her side. Sissy was born Virginia Katherine Ward on September 2, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Harry T. Ward Sr. and Virginia K. Smith. When Sissy was young the family moved to Detroit where she graduated from Cooley High School. She went on to Michigan State University, graduated with a degree in Social Work and later taught Home Economics at Columbus Elementary School in Detroit. Sissy married Rex L. Brophy in 1948 and they shared 52 years of loving marriage before his death in February of 2000. Sissy and Rex resided in Grosse Pointe Shores for many years, and later in Grosse Pointe Farms. In the 1970's they discovered the allure of John's Island. For years they spent part of every winter there enjoying golf and the company of many wonderful friends. Sissy and Rex moved to John's Island permanently in the late 1990's. After Rex died, Sissy met the second love of her life, Matthew Joseph Hennessey. Sissy and Matt shared a love of world travel and a wonderful marriage for 10 years before Matt's death in 2011. Sissy enjoyed skiing, golf, travel and especially people. She nurtured many life-long friendships. Known for her warmth, caring attention to friends, sharp wit and easy sense of humor, Sissy was loved for the manner in which she lit up a room. She was a member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, the Detroit Golf Club, the Otsego Ski Club, the John's Island Golf Club and the Bent Pine Golf Club. Sissy was a devoted wife, sister, aunt and great-aunt to her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Harry T. Ward Jr. and husbands Rex Brophy and Matt Hennessey. Sissy is survived by sister-in-law Carol Ward; brother and sister-in-law, James and Margaret Brophy; seven nieces and nephews; and 16 great nieces and nephews. Services were held in Vero Beach on Friday. A private funeral Mass with the family will be celebrated later. Donations in Sissy's memory may be sent to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 500 Iris Ln., Vero Beach, FL 32963. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. A guestbook is available online at www.strunkfuneralhome.com

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DOUGLAS C. KASELITZ

KASELITZ, DOUGLAS C. A prominent real estate developer and a highly regarded numismatist passed away January 19; he was 68 years old. Devoted husband of 44 years to Karen. Beloved father of Melissa and Alana; father-in-law to Ryan and Rebekah. He was also an adoring grandfather to Emma, Jack, and Jude; loving brother, great brother-in-law, remarkable business partner, proud uncle, and wonderful friend to many. He was strong, warm, passionate, funny, and very generous of his knowledge and time. He enjoyed being outdoors, traveling and spending hours with those he laughed with and lived for. While we mourn his loss, it has been a privilege to be a part of his well-lived life. Memorial Services to celebrate Doug's life will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI, April 11 at 11:00 a.m.

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REAL "RAY" PROVENCHER

PROVENCHER, REAL "RAY" Age 91, was gathered into God's arms on Thursday, February 26, 2015 after a short, valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Real is survived by his daughters, Melodie and Robin Provencher; and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Sarlauskas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; and his daughter, Mary "Connie". Real was born on September 17, 1923 in Canada. He arrived in Michigan with his family while still a baby and grew up in Detroit with his five sisters and brothers, all who preceded him in death. He was drafted into the army in 1943. While in the army, during WWII, he became a naturalized citizen. Upon returning to civilian life, he was a successful businessman, owning his own construction business for over 55 years. Ray was a great family man and a loving father. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. The family will celebrate his life on Saturday, March 7, 2015 with visitation from 1-8 p.m. and a memorial ceremony with military honors at 7:00 p.m. at the R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Home located at 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to Angela Hospice. Please share a memory at www.rggrharris.com.

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ALTMAN, ANN LOUISE

2015-02-26

ALTMAN, ANN LOUISE Of Eaton Rapids, Michigan (formerly of Brighton, Michigan), was born March 14, 1928 to Henry and Viva Ray, and passed away peacefully February 15, 2015 at age 86. Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Altman Jr. and daughter, Susan (Altman) Merkle. Left to cherish her memory are Roger and Kaylee Altman; son and daughter-in-law, Eaton Rapids, MI.; Ronald R Merkle, son-in-law, Howell, MI; Justin Merkle, grandson, Tampa, Florida; Lauren (Roy) Alisoglu, granddaughter, Metamora, MI. Ann married Charles Altman in 1948 and was a loving wife for 65 years. Over the years Ann was an active member of the Hartland and then the New Hudson United Methodist Church. She was a caring woman with a kind heart. A Funeral Service celebrating Ann's life will be at the New Hudson United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. With a meal following. Donations can be made to the New Hudson United Methodist Church, 56730 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, MI 48165, (248) 437-6212, http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ann-Altman-102197840.

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BARAN, FRANCES E.

2015-02-26

BARAN, FRANCES E. Age 94, formerly of South Lyon, MI, passed away on February 9, 2015 in Sun City, Arizona. She was born in Detroit on January 26, 1921 to William and Antonia Kawiak. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edward F. Baran and her four siblings, Joseph, Mary, Stella and Richard. Frances led a very full and active life. Upon graduating from high school, she received training through the National Recovery Act, and during World War II, became a Rosie the Riveter. After the war, she and Edward were married and began their family. She is survived by her three children, Patricia (Richard) Norton of Scottsdale, Arizona, Lawrence (Betty) Baran of South Lyon and James (Kristi) Baran of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and three grandchildren Matthew Baran of Chicago, Lisa (Brian) Klaban of Wheaton, Illinois and Brian Baran of Las Vegas. Spending time with her children and grandchildren was one of her greatest joys in life. Frances was a Girl Scout Leader and Den Mother for many years. She was also a co-owner with her husband Edward, of Baran's Jewelry for 25 years and sole owner of Baran Collectibles; both in South Lyon. She also realized a life long dream when she began college at the age of 48. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Education. She taught business classes at Schoolcraft College and substitute taught in South Lyon. She joined the computer age later in life and took classes well into her 80's. She was active in the Red Hat Society in South Lyon, the Computer and Investor Club in Sun City and the Rosie the Riveter Association in Sun City. It was her goal to stay relevant and informed. Frances was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services and burial took place on February 17th at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul.

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BARBARA J. (NEE MacMILLAN) DILES

DILES, BARBARA J. (NEE MacMILLAN) Avid supporter of musical arts in Michigan and Florida, Barbara Jo Diles passed away on February 16, 2015, at Tidewell Care Center, Lakewood Ranch, Florida, after bravely dealing with lung cancer for the past year. Her sister Carol, grandson David, and several friends were with Barbara as she quietly and peacefully left her earthly home to spend eternity with her son, David J. Ninowski. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, to Carl Donald and Betty Caroline (Barley) MacMillan, Barbara grew up in Ferndale, Michigan, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956. Barbara received coursework in business management from Oakland University and art administration from Harvard University. An accomplished violinist and trained vocalist, Barbara's life was infused with musical arts – choral groups, symphony orchestras and opera organizations. In Detroit she was an original member of the Kenneth Jewell Choir, sang with the Rackham Choir, as a soloist at Kirk In The Hills Presbyterian Church Choir, many other local church choirs and was on the board of The Opera Organization. Her orchestral management affiliations were with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham/Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. Barbara was a board member and officer in many volunteer groups supporting the DSO and the BBSO.

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EATON, FRANK LEVI

2015-02-26
FRANK LEVI EATON

EATON, FRANK LEVI Passed away peacefully on February 10, 2015 at home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Frank was born July 4, 1923 in Northville, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan after serving in the United States Navy in World War II. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margery Jean Merriam Eaton; his twin brother Louis Eaton; his sister Alice Sackett; two sons, Timothy and Charles (son Robyn Lee preceded him in death); six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Frank lived an honorable and productive life, brightened the lives of those around him, and is truly missed. Frank died of complications of Parkinson's disease. Memorial gifts can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Memorial services were held Saturday, February 21, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, West Palm Beach, FL. To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries.

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DR. GORDON R. FORRER

FORRER, DR. GORDON R. Age 92, of Northville, passed away on February 17, 2015. Dr. Forrer was born April 1, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland, eldest son of Dr. Wilhelm G. Shules and Blanchard Forrer Shules. He trained as a medical doctor at the University of Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine in 1947. He did his internship at the U.S. Marine Hospital and residencies at Wayne Co. General Hospital and Ypsilanti State Hospital. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War where he taught medical students and interns at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Forrer married Carol Hanke in 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. and Mrs. Forrer settled in Northville, Michigan where he was clinical director at Northville State Hospital and then in private practice until 2001. Gordon was a great woodworker; among his projects he made beautiful furniture and carved shore birds. He was a talented painter, who also enjoyed classical music and reading. Gordon was an inventor; he was always inventing or improving gadgets or tools. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Gordon Forrer, lived a long and fruitful life; he was an admirable and caring husband and father, and he will be missed by those who love him. Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Carol Forrer; his children, Jane (Russell) Weston, Susan (Randy) Busscher, and John (Sharon) Forrer; and his grandchildren Dr. Joshua (Lena) Busscher, Andrew (Caitlin) Busscher, Adam Forrer, and Lauren Forrer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. A time of gathering will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Salvation Army. Online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com

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GRESHAM, GERALD

2015-02-26
GERALD GRESHAM

GRESHAM, GERALD Age 72, of New Hudson, died Sunday February 15, 2015. He was born February 7, 1943 in Detroit to Burl G. and Sue (Muchay) Gresham and married Carol A. Ray on June 4, 1966. Gerald was a veteran of the US Army and worked as an Auto Test Engineer. Surviving are his wife: Carol, three children: Gerald B. Gresham, Melanie A. Gresham and Layna M. (Jason) Reeves, brother William (Ellen) Gresham. Services 11a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Hidden Springs Christian Retreat Center in Howell with Pastor Matt Parks officiating. Visitation 2-6p.m. Sunday February 22 at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville. Memorial contributions may be made to a Veteran's Hospital or your local humane society. www.niblackfuneralhome.com

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HAUSER, PAMELA KAYE

2015-02-26

HAUSER, PAMELA KAYE A longtime resident of Highland, passed away in the care of her family on February 19, 2015 at the age of 62. Pam was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Hauser and her parents Dale and Frances Duncan. In addition to Bob Langley, her loving partner of 30 years, Pam is survived by her son?, Johnathon (Mary Krist) Hauser; step-daughter, Autumn Langley; grandsons, Kristopher Hauser and Mason Hauser-Reed, and his mother, Jessica Reed; siblings, Dalene (Wayne) Hosmer, Sandy (Terry) Burger, Sharon Heimke, Cliff Duncan, and Dale Duncan, Jr. Services will be held privately. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the family for the education of Pam's grandsons. For further information, please visit LynchFuneralDirectors.com

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HEILMANN, RUTH HEDWIG EBELING 87, of Mooresville, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Carolina Specialty Hospital, Charlotte, NC. She was born on May 30, 1927 in Berlin, Germany. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerhard Max Heilmann. Ruth and her husband immigrated from Germany in the 1950s. She was very dedicated to her family and was the driving force that kept everyone going. Ruth loved antiques and loved to travel. She attended Peninsula Baptist Church in Mooresville. Ruth is survived by her children, Michael G. Heilmann (Maureen) of Milford, MI, Dorothy O'Bara of Crane Hill, Alabama, and Andrew "Andy" Heilmann (Annette) of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Hans, Victoria, Lindsay, Dana, Grace, and Grant. Funeral services for Ruth will be on Monday, February 23, at 12:00 noon at Peninsula Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Jackson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery, Langtree Rd., Mooresville.Memorials may be made to Fifth Street Ministries, P.O. Box 5217, Statesville, NC 28687 orPeninsula Baptist Church, 687 Brawley School Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, NC, is serving the Heilmannfamily. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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GERALD LEE HESELTINE

HESELTINE, GERALD LEE Age 87 of Howell, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 21, 2015. Born on April 15, 1927 in Detroit, the son of Harry and Mabel (Lee) Heseltine. Jerry was married in Indiana on April 18, 1946 to his childhood sweetheart Barbara Laing. She preceded him in death in May 2014 after 68 years of marriage. Jerry was a veteran of World War II, proudly serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked as the Midwest Regional Manager for a large paper company. Jerry loved his retirement at Houghton Lake and spending time with his neighbors. Jerry was a loving and supportive father, survived by his children, Gary Heseltine of Pflugerville, Texas, Donna (Chuck LeFebvre) Heseltine of Fowlerville, the late Jeff (Shirley) Heseltine of Lyon Township and Diane (Don) Maltby of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He was a proud and adoring grandfather of seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister Gloria and brother, Harry Jr. Visitation will be Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. followed by Funeral Services at 5 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to Residential Hospice. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.

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JACOBSON, DAVID EDWARD May 11, 1946 - February 16, 2015 L. J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop Sassaman Chapel

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JOHN MICHAEL  KING

KING, JOHN MICHAEL Age 47, February 21, 2015. Dear husband of Michelle. Loving daddy of Bella. Dear step-father of Brandon, Jordyn, and Olivia. Dearest son of Richard and Pamela. Brother of Kelly (Charlie) Dixon, Son-in-law of Gale (Bob) Mikedis and Gary Kohn. Brother-in-law of Michael (Joby) Kohn. Uncle of Shelby and Kennedy. Nephew of Pat (John) Hill, Mike and Carol Drain, Rob (Robin) Drain, Carolyn (Truman) Lamphere, Judy King, and Chuck Catlett. He leaves behind many more family and friends. Funeral services were held. Donations may be made to the family for a trust fund for John and Michelle's daughter Bella. www.santeiufuneralhome.com

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NIEHAUS, ADELIA

2015-02-26

NIEHAUS, ADELIA April 2, 1945-February 20, 2015 Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com

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DOROTHY MARIE (NEE BAUER) PHILLIPS

PHILLIPS, DOROTHY MARIE (Nee BAUER) Of Livonia and formerly Garden City passed away peacefully on February 16, 2015. She and her husband, George Archibald, were married 42 years at his passing. Dorothy spent many happy retirement years in Port Charlotte and Parrish, Florida before she returned to Michigan in 2007. She is survived by daughters Heidi, Debi and Marie; by grandchildren Wade, Merredyth, Jay and wife, Debbie; and by great- grandchildren Lauren, Gabriel, Maggie and Audrey. A private memorial is planned.

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THORNE, MARILYN J.

2015-02-26

THORNE, MARILYN J. January 23, 1931 - February 1, 2015 L. J. Griffin Funeral Home Northrop Sassaman Chapel

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TRAPP, WALTER G.

2015-02-26
WALTER G.  TRAPP

TRAPP, WALTER G. Angels surrounded Walter G. Trapp and took him away so he could see God on this glorious day of February 16, 2015. Walter was born on July 26, 1932 in Grass Lake, Michigan to Walter J. and Lillian (Nickel) Trapp. He married his beloved wife, Donna Jean Carter, on January 18, 1964. God blessed them with a loving family of two children: Eric (Carrie) Trapp of Northville and Philip (Stephanie) Trapp of Grand Ledge; six grandchildren: Allison Trapp, Megan Trapp, Sarah Trapp, Ben Trapp, Austin Lee, and Isabel Lee; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Walter served in the Korean War as an Airman in the Security Services and worked for Cadillac Motor Car Company for 37 years. He attended St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he devoted his life to serving the Lord. Walter was an avid sports fan, coaching his sons in baseball and cheering for his favorite team the Detroit Tigers. Funeral Services were held at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Plymouth on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Interment was at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellspring Lutheran Services or St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School. To leave a condolence www.schrader-howell.com

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ZELL, GAYNE R.

2015-02-26

ZELL, GAYNE R. February 20, 2015. Age 88. Services entrusted to L. J. Griffin Funeral Home - Northrop Sassaman Chapel-Northville

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DALTON, VIRGINIA I.

2015-02-25
VIRGINIA I. DALTON

DALTON, VIRGINIA I. Simpsonville, S. Carolina formerly of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Age 92, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at home with her loving family by her side. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church, 6538 Rawsonville Road, Belleville. Burial follows in Hillside Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stark Funeral Service and at the church 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday. Complete obituary and guest book at www.starkfuneral.com

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ALTMAN, ANN LOUISE

2015-02-22

ALTMAN, ANN LOUISE Of Eaton Rapids, Michigan (formerly of Brighton, Michigan), was born March 14, 1928 to Henry and Viva Ray, and passed away peacefully February 15, 2015 at age 86. Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Altman Jr. and daughter, Susan (Altman) Merkle. Left to cherish her memory are Roger and Kaylee Altman; son and daughter-in-law, Eaton Rapids, MI.; Ronald R Merkle, son-in-law, Howell, MI; Justin Merkle, grandson, Tampa, Florida; Lauren (Roy) Alisoglu, granddaughter, Metamora, MI. Ann married Charles Altman in 1948 and was a loving wife for 65 years. Over the years Ann was an active member of the Hartland and then the New Hudson United Methodist Church. She was a caring woman with a kind heart. A Funeral Service celebrating Ann's life will be at the New Hudson United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. With a meal following. Donations can be made to the New Hudson United Methodist Church, 56730 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, MI 48165, (248) 437-6212, http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ann-Altman-102197840.

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BETTY CUNNINGHAM CRAMER

CRAMER, BETTY CUNNINGHAM 83, departed peacefully at home surrounded by family, February 18, 2015. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 15, 1931 to Peter Alexander and Mary Dollar Cunningham. Beloved wife of the late Victor Russell Cramer, Jr. Loving mother of the late Victoria Ann Cramer. Preceded by the passing of her sister Eunice Cunningham Harrison. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lynne Myers and her husband, Michael; her devoted son, Mark Dollar Cramer and his wife, Kelly. Proud grandmother of six grandsons, Andy, Alex, Brandon, Jake, Eric, and Ian. Cherished great-grandmother to Riley, Ellie, Molly, and Logan. She graduated from Redford High School in 1948. Attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University. Her retailing career spanned many decades and included LaSalle's in Toledo, Albert's in Southfield and Work 'N Gear in Westland. Family will receive visitors Tuesday, February 24 from 2-4 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at Fred Wood Funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Rd., Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mercy Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Please visit the online guestbook at www.fredwoodfuenralhome.com

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KORTE, AUGUST "GUS"

2015-02-22
AUGUST "GUS" KORTE AUGUST "GUS" KORTE

KORTE, AUGUST "GUS" Age 92. February 16, 2015. Beloved husband of Doris for 54 years, dear father of Kenneth (Wendy), and cherished grandfather of Melissa and Jonathan. Gus was a proud veteran of WWII and a member of American Legion Post 271 and VFW Post 3941. He worked as a Meteorologist for NOAA for 35 years. A service with military funeral honors will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

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BERNARD ERWIN REININK

REININK, BERNARD ERWIN Bernard Erwin Reinink Passed from this earth early Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015. Bernie was born June 19, 1929, the eldest of four boys to John Reinink & Velzie (Corwin) Reinink Brown. He married his childhood sweetheart Helen (Watson) Reinink on February 17, 1947, and she survives. In 1968 Bernie and Helen and their family of 5 kids left the suburbs of Detroit for the country life and moved to the Irish Hills where in 1969 they began the business of Bernie's Country Store on US 12. Bernie was preceded in Death by: his father John, and mother Velzie; his stepfather Raymond Brown; and his brother Ronald Reinink, of Stevensville, MI Bernie is survived by his wife of 68 years. Helen (Watson) Reinink of Provincial House Adrian, and their five children and their families: Son B. Rex and Susan Reinink of Tipton, MI and their two sons: Andrew (Michelle) Reinink of Ann Arbor, MI and Ford (Kristin) Reinink of Grand Rapids, MI. Son Barry and Candy Reinink of Brooklyn, MI and their three children: Barry (Colleen) Reinink of Idaho and their daughter Anna. Bert Reinink of MI. and his children Dustin Reinink & Savannah Reinink of Virginia. Sally (Tony) Vermilya of Brooklyn, MI. Son Keith (Susie) Reinink and their daughter: Jenna Reinink (Jeff Pyciak) of Manistee Michigan Daughter Roxanne "Penny" Helinski and her husband Terry Helinski of Brooklyn, MI and their four children: Amanda Helinski of Brooklyn, MI and her son Gabe Helinski. Clint Helinski (Lori Mason) of Brooklyn, MI. Tara (Joshua) Nance of AZ. and their daughters Cloie and Zoe. Daughter Stacy Handy and her husband George Handy of Brooklyn, MI. and their two daughters: Laura (Phil) Wright of Cement City, MI. and their daughter Macy. Monica Handy of Brooklyn, MI and her daughter Mya. Other survivors include Bernie's two brothers: John "Jack" (Marilyn nee Zschunke) Reinink of Westland, MI and their families. Robert "Bobby" (Dora nee Snyder) Reinink of Garden City, MI and their families. Sister-in-Law: Lucille (nee Neibauer) Reinink of Stevensville, MI. and her families. Also survived by many relatives and friends who will cherish fond memories of Bernie in their hearts. According to Bernie's wishes he has donated his body to: The University of Michigan Medical School. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Arbor Hospice, The University of Michigan Medical School or a charity of your choice. For a full obituary and offer your condolences to the family, please visit: www.PurseFuneralHome.com

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MARGARET "PAT" SCHMITT

SCHMITT, MARGARET "PAT" Age 88 of Sun City Center, Florida (formerly Livonia, Michigan) passed away on February 10, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Judge Marvin Schmitt; loving mother of Claudia (Clark) Doughty and John (Brenda) Schmitt; cherished grandmother of Brian (Sarah) Doughty and Christopher (Veronica) Doughty and proud great-grandmother of Rease Doughty. Funeral Mass will be celebrated March 7th, 12 Noon at Saint Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, Florida.

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STENROSE, LENA

2015-02-22

STENROSE, LENA February 16, 2015. Age 89. Wife of Edwin (deceased) and mother of Jerone (deceased) and David. Loving grandmother of Kenton, Devin, Kieth (deceased), Tammy, and Daniel, and four great-grandchildren. Loved by all who met her including a wonderful church family. Memorial Service to be held February 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Plymouth Church of Christ, 9301 N. Sheldon Rd., Plymouth. Please, in lieu of flowers, a contribution to the church for a living memorial to "Louise".

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