LeVANSELER, FREEDA U. Age 80, Services were held Monday and Tuesday, at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME. www.phillipsfuneral.com
MORGAN, LOU ANN Age 71. Passed away November 18, 2014. Arrangements handled by Phillips Funeral Home, South Lyon, www.phillipsfuneral.com.
RUSSO, ROSE MARIE 81 years of Brighton, Michigan passed away on November 25, 2014 of Cancer. She was born to the late Jack and Fahima Oirathy, February 10, 1933 in Detroit, MI. Rose graduated from Cass Tech High School Detroit in 1952 and attended Schoolcraft College. She married her love, Paul Russo in 1953 and lived in Livonia and Troy before relocating to Brighton, MI. Rose was a talented artist, cook and seamstress. She co-founded the "Sewing Angels" providing specialized articles of clothing and blankets for wounded soldiers. She was an active member of the American Sewing Guild. Rose was an active and loving mother to: William (Linda), Ronald (Nancy), Deborah (Stan), Steve and Gary (Debbie). Proud Grandmother to Rachael (Adam), Jason, Lauren, Danielle (AJ), Patrick, Mary (Aaron), Briana and Samantha. Sister to late Sid Anton and Alice Fattaleh (Buzz); survived by Jimmy Oliverio (Rocky) and Lois Anton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made out to Angela Hospice. A viewing will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, MI on Saturday, November 29, 5-8p.m. and Sunday, November 30, 2-8p.m. with a Rosary at 7p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, MI on Monday, December 1, at 11:30a.m. with The Rev. Fr. Karl Pung officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery. For further information please call 810-229-2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
WEHNER, MARGERY H. Age 93, passed away November 23, 2014. www.phillipsfuneral.com
EDMONDS, WILLIAM ROY "BILL" Age 58, from Cadiz, Kentucky, formerly of Oak Grove, passed away November 23, 2014 from natural causes. Bill grew up in Oak Grove, Michigan and graduated from Howell High School in 1974. He served in the United States Army from 1974 to 1977 having served in Colorado and Germany. He was employed by Select 1 Group Transportation as a long haul truck driver and has driven through most of the 48 states in mainland United States. Bill loved driving trucks, classic rock music, the great outdoors and reading western novels. He is survived by his loving wife Linda (Mays) Edmonds of Cadiz, KY, his dear children Nicole (Michael) Graham of Hopkinsville, KY; Amanda Edmonds of Lexington, KY; Andrea (Joel) Fay of Cadiz, KY; and Douglas Edmonds of Cadiz, KY. He is also survived by his greatly loved grandchildren Alex, Andrew, and Gayle Graham and Katelyn and Maxwell Fay. He also leaves behind his dear mother, Anna Edmonds of Oak Grove; his siblings Ronald (Cindy) of Livonia; Suzanne of Oak Grove; Kathie (the late Charles) Sell of Howell; Linda (Gerald) Beach of Howell; Jeffory of Howell; Russell (Ann) of Hartford City, IN; Randolph of Linden; Charles (Theresa) of Flint; and Timothy of Oak Grove. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Edmonds, and his brother Lawrence Edmonds. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Howell.
HARROLD, LORRAINE E. Age 93, of Howell, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends. Services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, 312 Prospect St., Howell. Pastor Tom Huff will officiate. Lorraine was and avid quilter and baker. She enjoyed crocheting, bird watching and loved her "sweet pea". Surviving are: daughter, Charle Kline; granddaughter, Tiffany Kline. Online condolences may be posted on the obituaries page of: www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
KRALJEVICH, GEORGE Beloved husband, father and grandfather, age 86, of the Brighton/Howell area (Michigan), passed away in his Clermont, Florida residence early Monday, November 24, 2014. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou, his five children, their spouses and his grandchildren. Plans for a Celebration of Memories, to be held in Michigan, will be announced at http://www. forevermissed.com/george-kraljevich/. Please visit the site and share your memories with us! In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in George's honor at the Disabled American Veterans http://cst.dav.org/ or the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
MILLER, GARY D. Age 68, of Pinckney entered into his heavenly home Saturday, November 22. He was the son of Harold and Betty Miller of Rainelle, WV who preceded him in death. Gary retired from Motor Wheel Corp, as a CNC machinist, currently employed by Meijer of Ann Arbor, was an active member of Livingston Lodge #76,F&AM and various other organizations. He is survived by his wife Judy L. Miller of Pinckney, daughter Chelsea MacIssac of NJ, sister Ruth Hepler of VA and brother Richard Miller of WV. Services are Wednesday, November 26, 6:00pm at Pinckney Masonic Temple, 210 Mann St. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up by Livingston Lodge #76 F&AM.
HELLMUTH, KEITH Age 58, resident of Brighton and native of Port Huron, died at his home in the care of his family on November 21, 2014 after a six month battle with cancer. He is survived by Karin, his beloved wife over thirty-four years; his daughter, Jennifer Hellmuth; his son, Wes (Dana Albers-Hellmuth) Hellmuth; granddaughters, Aubrey, Kendall and Charlotte; parents, Howard and Wilma (nee Heinz) Hellmuth; brothers, Bart (Cathy) Hellmuth, Ron Hellmuth, Bruce (Betty) Hellmuth; sister, Becky (the late Mark) Gregg; mother-in-law, Terry Raines; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean (Russ) Peters, Edward Andrews, Zella Green, Norman Raines, Brett Andrews and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Brian Hellmuth. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, on Sunday, November 23, at 4 p.m. with Pastor Dale Hedblad officiating. Friends may visit on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made in his name for his granddaughters education fund. For further information please phone 810-229-2905 or visit: www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
HUTCHISON, JANICE L. Age 77, of Howell passed away on November 20, 2014. She was born on December 8, 1936 a daughter of Ralph and Alberta (Branson) Lloyd. In 1958, she married Thomas McLeod who preceded her in death in 1993. She later married Robert Hutchinson. Janice enjoyed reading, gardening, music, and loved animals, especially her kitty. She worked as a nurse, I.T. tech, and at Walmart. Surviving are her children: Thomas McLeod III, Gwendolyn (Mark) Chrzanowski, Craig McLeod, and Lori (Tim) Olszewski; 12 grandchildren; and very good friend, Robert Hutchison. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Livingston County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Please visit Janice's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
MERKLE, SUSAN LOUISE Age 60, of Howell, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She was born January 2, 1954 in Northville, Michigan, the daughter of Charles Jr. and Ann (Ray) Altman. Beloved wife of 33 years of Ronald R. Merkle whom she married August 15, 1981 in Oak Grove, Michigan. Wonderful mother of Justin Merkle of Tampa, Florida and Lauren (Roy) Alisoglu of Metamora, MI, daughter of Ann Altman and sister of Roger (Kaylee) Altman, both of Eaton Rapids, MI. She was preceded in death by her father Charles Altman Jr. She was a graduate of Hartland High School in 1972 and Alma College with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Susan had a passion for teaching and horses early on and was a great influence on her pupils. She taught at the Howell Nazarene Church and through-out Howell, the Head Start in Stockbridge, MI and was a riding instructor for over 30 years in Howell. Her words of wisdom will live on forever through the actions of her students. A Celebration of Susan's life will be held Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with visitation from 5 7 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center, 7575 Grand River Road Brighton, MI. 48114. Please sign the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
SORG, BETTY JANE Age 85, Howell area resident since 1948, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014. She was born February 13, 1929 in Fenton, Michigan, daughter of Willis J. and Sarah Elizabeth (Cameron) Smith. Loving mother of Jean (Charlie) Kuhl of Virginia, Bob (Mary Tomlinson) Sorg of Brighton and Mary (David) Bucek of Walled Lake, MI; grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of 16 and great-great-grandmother of one. Also survived by her beloved companion, LeRoy Roman. Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley J. Sorg (6/23/2003) whom she had married August 12, 1948 in Fenton; her second husband, John Stabli (2011) and two brothers and one sister. Betty was a 1947 graduate of Fenton High School; worked for Howell Public Schools as a cook supervisor, retiring after 34 years of service. She was a member of the Marion Township Community Circle, the Quilters Group and Young at Heart at her church. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Howell where Mass of Resurrection will be Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. (in-state 10 a.m.). Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please visit the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
THYNE, MARIE Formerly of Howell. Prayer service Sat., Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Chapel in Howell. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel; 517-546-0100. www.borekjennings.com.
WILLIAMSON, VERONICA (RONNIE) A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's in Livonia.
AJAMY, DAVID A. Howell, MI The world lost a good man, with the passing of David Ajamy of Howell, MI, on November 17, 2014, at age 66. Before moving to the Howell area 15 years ago, Dave and his family were residents of Milford, MI for 25 years. After his retirement from Oakland County Juvenile Court, he worked as a job coach for Work Skills and Willowbrook Rehabilitation, both of Brighton, MI. Dave was an active participant with Iosco Township government and a past board member and volunteer of Recycle Livingston. Dave will be remembered for his positive attitude, good humor and devotion to his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Bobbie; daughter, Elizabeth and son in law John London; son James and daughter-in-law Sandie Ajamy; granddaughters Brianna and Charlotte; brother, Mark (Marion) Ajamy of St. Charles, Ill; mother in law and father in law Phyllis Trondson and Stanley Sinclair; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bette Jo and Michael Herren; and many long time loving friends. Dave's family and friends will gather at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Dave's lifelong dedication to the welfare of children, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Please leave a message to the Ajamy family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
RAMSEY, BRENDA Age 51, passed away November 18, 2014. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Please sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
SANDLING, MILTON JAMES JR., Age 90 of Ann Arbor, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 16, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Battle Creek on December 25, 1923, he was the son of Milton J., Sr. and Cleopatra (Meyer) Sandling. An Ann Arbor resident for the past three years, Milt had formerly been a long time Howell and Pleasant Ridge resident. He graduated from Howell High School in 1942, served in the U.S. Army during WWII and graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree. Milt was an Advertising Executive with Campbell Ewald and member of the Howell Rotary, PSI Upsilon Fraternity, U of M Alumni Club, Ann Arbor Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Howell. Beloved husband of Betty N. (Smith) Sandling whom he married in Ann Arbor on March 8, 1946. Loving father of Suzanne (Thomas) Rigles of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Elizabeth (Robert) Ruddy of Golden, Colorado, Patricia (Tim) Long of Chula Vista, California, Cynthia (Gordon) Macshane of San Diego, California, Julie (Robert) Swaney of Denver, Colorado, Heidi Sandling of Essex, Connecticut and James (Jennifer) Sandling of Rye, New York. Proud grandfather of 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by his loving caregiver Donna Kramer. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Sandling. A memorial services honoring Milt's life will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. (visitation beginning 1:00 p.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Baptist International Ministries. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com