MASSERANT, JESSICA J. Age 44 of Fowlerville September 27, 2014. Visitation, Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm with prayer service at 7 pm at Niblack Funeral Home. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. wwwniblackfuneralhome.com
ARTZBERGER, ALFRED J. September 20, 2014. Age 86. Beloved husband of Donna Lee (nee McCandless) for 62 years. Dear father of Kimberly Lyne (James), William (Suzi), Lesa Lane (Edward) , and George (Jo Ann Mitchell). Cherished grandfather of Karlee, Jaimee, Audra, Adam, Emily, and Georgia. Brother of Robert and the late Louis and James. A Memorial Service was held Thursday at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI. Memorial tributes to the Kirk in the Hills Music Fund. View obituary and share memories at DesmondFuneralHome.com
BALLENTINE, DAVID GEORGE Beloved husband of the late Ruth H. (Knade) Ballentine passed away peacefully at Menno Haven, Chambersburg, PA on Friday, September 26, 2014. He is survived by his two sons, Keith D. of Crofton, MD, and Kevin P. of Tujunga, CA, and a brother William M (Bette) of Ocala, FL. A Private service for family only will be held at The Chapel of Menno Haven. Interment will be Private. A Celebration of Life will be held at Otterbein Church, Waynesboro, PA at a future date. Donations can be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
EVEN, HENRY "HANK" Age 79 September 8, 1935-September 21, 2014.Beloved husband of Gloria. Dear father of Cary (Kim) and Dana (Iotis). Grandfather of seven. Great grandfather of three. Brother of Frank and the late Joseph. Michigan Bell retiree-35 years. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service is planned. Donations are requested to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5885 Venoy Rd., Westland, MI. www.santeiufuneralhome.com.
HERDRICH, JR., WALTER F. 78 of Falmouth, Maine, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014 at Coastal Manor Nursing Home after a 10 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on May 24, 1936 in Pontiac, Michigan, the only child of Dorothy (Barber) and Walter F. Herdrich. He grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 1960. Walter was a Senior Buyer for the Buick Division of General Motors for 31 years taking an early retirement at age 55. He then did consulting work for 12 years before retiring at age 67. He and his wife Carole retired to their lake home in Grayling, Michigan and wintered in Bradenton, Florida for five years. Walter is survived by his wife, Carole Herdrich, of Falmouth, ME; his son Dwight and wife Lauren of Falmouth, ME; his son Craig of San Diego, California; and his three grandchildren, Zachery, Sophia and Noah of Falmouth, ME. Special thanks to the staff of Coastal Manor for the very loving care they gave Walter for the more than two and half years he spent there. He was very popular as he told jokes and kept everyone's spirit up. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Interment was in Foreside Community Church Cemetery in Falmouth, ME. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
KELSEY (MOSHER) HELEN JEAN Wife of the late John Kelsey II of Birmingham, MI passed on September 7, 2014 at the age of 93. Helen is survived by her son Thomas J. Mosher with his wife Cheryl. Her two grandchildren, Danielle and Jason with his wife Amy and two great grandchildren Addison and Jenna. Also, John Kelsey's family, John Kelsey III, Dwight and Molly Kelsey with grandchildren Jessica & Jacob and Martha Lynn (Kelsey) with husband Greg Buffington. She was stunningly beautiful and gracious her entire life. Her blue eyes always looked upon her family and friends with love.
KIMLER, ANNA E. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Viktor P. Kimler for 52 years. Loving mother to Vickie Kimler and Philip Kimler. Devoted grand-mother of Joey. Funeral Service Sunday 2:00 p.m. at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Avenue, downtown Farmington. Visitation Saturday 2-8 p.m. Memorials in Anna's memory may be made to the Kimler Family, to be used in accordance with her wishes. www.thayer-rock.com
ASBILL, DONALD E. Age 84, passed away September 17, 2014. He was born on June 18, 1930, in Detroit, son of the late Virgil and Lelia Asbill. Donald was a proud veteran serving with the Marines in the early 1950's. He was a firefighter with the Detroit Fire Department for 35+ years and was proud to be the former Chief of his Ladder Co. Don was an avid reader, gifted speller and loved to travel and camp with his family. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and was known for being an excellent provider to his wife and children. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Nancy; his loving children: Jeffrey (Joanne), Darcy (Dan) McCool and Gregg. He is also survived by his grandsons: Bradley and Nicholas and cousins by the dozens. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Visitation was held on Sunday at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME in South Lyon. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon. Online guestbook at: www.phillipsfuneral.com
BROCKMAN, PHYLLIS September 20, 2014 Beloved wife of the late John for 57 years. Loving mother of Carol Hubbard (Lee) and Linda Brockman Quinette (Rene). Cherished grandmother of Beth, Matthew, Britton and Erin. Great grandmother of Charlie, William, Jack and Emma. Sister of the late Eugene Larson and Betty Bourke. Phyllis was very much loved by her family and friends, had a positive outlook on life and was a stoic model for her family. A memorial service will be held in November 2014 at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. Inurnment will take place in Wilderness Bay located in the Les Cheneaux Islands. Memorial tributes to Beaumont Hospice, American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. Sign guestbook and share memories at www. DesmondFuneralHome.com
FAAS, SUSAN V. Age 74, passed away September 18, 2014. A memorial service will take place at a later date. www.phillipsfuneral.com
GILPIN, DONALD Passed away September 21, 2014. Funeral services were held at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME www.phillipsfuneral.com
KARKER, JUNE MAE September 18, 2014, age 82. Dear sister of Joyce Stevenson and the late Francis, George, Robert and Roberta Karker. Dear aunt of Jerrison (Donn), Edward (Cindy), Joann (David), Georgina (Dennis), James (Sharon), Casey and Charles. Also leaves many great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday. share your memories at www.schradcer-howell.com
MAGGIONCALDA, MARY T. (NEE O'BRIEN) Age 93, September 19, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph, daughter Joanne and grandson Matthew. Survived by her children Marianne (Robert) Luzzo, Joseph Jr. (Marilyn), John (Sheri), Timothy (Therese), Eugene (Linda), Joan (Jack) Reimann, Theresa Bush and Angela (Pam), 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2-8pm with a 3pm Scripture Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 N. Inkster Rd., Garden City (Between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9:30am followed by the 10am Funeral Service at St. Thomas the Apostle Church , 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, 2 blocks north of Ford Rd.). Memorials suggested to St. Thomas the Apostle Church (St. Raphael). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
MENCHACA ELISEO "CHIEF" Passed away August 23, 2014 at 84 yrs old @ the Tidwell Hospice in Bradenton, Florida. He was born in Sequin, Texas 9/17/1929 to Leobaldo and Margarita Menchaca. Eliseo moved to Livonia in 1945 where he spent most of his life. He was a factory worker and served in the Army during the Korean War. In May 2009 he moved to Windsor Oaks Assisted Living in Bradenton Florida where he enjoyed 5 years of care and friendship. He enjoyed playing cards, the lottery and watching baseball. He is proceeded by his wife Joyce, Stepson Barry Covert, brother Elias Menchaca and sister Lidia Menchaca. He is survived by his sister Ofelia Nolen, brother Eloy Menchaca and his wife Rickie, brother Mardo Menchaca and his wife Norma, nieces Michelle and family, Jennifer and her stepson Vaughn Covert, stepson Tom Covert and his wife Mary, granddaughters Casey and family, Candace and family. Memorial service will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2-6pm@ Shrader-Howell Funeral Home 280 S. Main Plymouth, MI. Donations to Tidwell Hospice 3355 26th Street, Bradenton, FL 34205 or Windsor Oaks Assisted Living 2614 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 for the purchase of a memorial bench in Chief's memory.
ORDING, LeROY E. Age 93, longtime resident of Northville, passed away peacefully September 21, 2014. He was born May 2, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois; son of Edward and Gladys (nee Lundgren) Ording. LeRoy was united in marriage to Phyllis Dodd on August 4, 1945; and they spent 69 loving years together. He proudly served his country during WWII as a Sergeant with 15th U.S. Army Air Force 460th Bomb Group. He was assigned as an Airborne Radar Operator in B24 "Mickey" Aircraft. Mr. Ording graduated from Lindbloom Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois. He furthered his education receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from University of Chicago. LeRoy also attended advanced engineering programs at MIT, Stanford, and Michigan State University. He began his career at International Harvester Company as a Machine Designer, and continued with Ford Motor Company, where he worked as a certified Professional Engineer and a Manufacturing Engineer. The positions he held during his employment were varied and widely diversified and he retired as a Ford Motor Company Executive after 40 years. He was a member of SAE, SME, Quiet-Birdmen, and the Masons. He was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Plymouth. One of LeRoy's greatest passions was flying, both for business and pleasure; he was the holder of a Commercial Pilots License. He also enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. LeRoy is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis C. Ording; his children, Richard (Diann) Ording, Linda (Dana) Atton, and Reid (Jean) Ording; his grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Andrea (Tommy), Hunter, Erin, and Kyle; and his great grandchildren, Madelynn, Kaden, and Avery. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. September 26, 2014 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 574 S. Sheldon, Plymouth, MI 48170. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48154 or St. John's Episcopal Church. Online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome.com
ROBERTS, MARGARET ANN Age 69, passed away September 21, 2014. She is survived by her children Carolyn (Lloyd) Cox and James (Robin) Roberts, grandchildren: Christina, Jacob, Jimmy, Samantha and great granddaughter Alyssa and also by her brothers Joe (Cathie) and Bob (Mary Ann) Merritt. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Marie Merritt and brother George. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St. Viewing will take place from 2p.m. until the time of service and also following the service until 5p.m. www.phillipsfuneral.com