BOURASSA, DOROTHY A. (LOBDELL) Age 79 of Canton, died September 28, 2015, formerly of Dearborn. Spent many years in Heartland and Stockbridge. Beloved wife of Richard L. Bourassa. Loving mother of John (Tina) Lobdell, Jamey (Debbie) Lobdell and Jeffery (Joni) Lobdell. Step-mother of Craig Bourassa and Troy Bourassa. Grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of three. Preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Memorial donations may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Querfeld Funeral Home, Dearborn, 313-561-0002. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com
CARRIGAN, PATRICIA Brighton, MI Her Legacy...Age 85, passed away October 2, 2015. She was born on February 26, 1930 in Detroit, MI to Clarence and Amy (Therrien) Barg. Patricia will be remembered as an extremely kind, loving and strong woman with a little bit of stubbornness. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her Family Patricia leaves behind her children, Neil (Carol) Carrigan, Nancy (Gilbert) Charles, and Robin Weaver; grandchildren, Josh Charles and Matt Charles. Patricia is preceded in death by her sister Rita. Her Farewell Patricia's Community Farewell will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12 noon with a gathering beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to Gleaners Food Bank. Please leave a message of comfort to the Carrigan family by calling, 1- 877-231-7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com.
DUTTON, JR., FARRINGTON "BUTCH" OGLEVEE Age 68, of Brighton. Passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was born on June 10, 1947 a son of Farrington and Catherine (Burke) Dutton, Sr. On September 2, 1967 he married Ellen Paulette Burns in Detroit moving to the Brighton area in 1976. Butch enjoyed restoring his hot rods, working in the yard, and spending time with his family. Butch worked for Ford Motor Co. for over 20 years. Prior to his retirement in 2014, he had been employed by Johnson Controls in Plymouth. Surviving is his wife, Paulette; daughter, Janay; and three sons, Douglas, Brian and Branden (Kelly); grandchildren, Ashleigh, Zachery, David, Mikayla, Jacob, Abriana, Brenna, Levi, and Sienna; as well as several nieces and nephews. Butch was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Douglas; and one sister, Cyndee. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brighton First United Methodist Church. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association with envelopes available at the church. Please visit Butch's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
FARMER, CAROL ANN Age 69 of Pinckney, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015. Born in Detroit on December 13, 1945, she was the daughter of Ludwig and Edna (Ketz) Gandreh. A Pinckney area resident since 1967, Carol enjoyed caring for her family and was known as Aunt Carol to the many other children she provided care for. Beloved wife of Everett whom she married in Detroit on March 13, 1965. Loving mother of Kimberly (Jeff) Fout of Clinton, Mark (Jolene) Farmer of Fowlerville, Darren Farmer of Hart, Gregory (Kuila) Farmer of Stockbridge and Deanna (Timothy) Barnes of Fowlerville. Proud and adoring grandmother of eight grandchildren, Tony, Bev, Courtney, Paige, Caitlyn, Gavin, Autumn and Hannah. Sister to Norman Gandreh, Robert Gandreh and the late Gail Lamb. Carol was a member of Tri-Lakes Baptist Church, 9100 Lee Rd., Brighton where visitation will be held Monday, October 5, 2015 from 2 to 8 p.m., Funeral services will be held at the church on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Please sign the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
HANNA HOWARD GEORGE Age 85 of Lovells, MI. passed away September 29, 2015. He was born on May 3, 1930 in Ottawa, Canada a son of George and Grace (Rouleau) Hanna. On December 1, 1962, he married Eileen Davidson who preceded him in death on December 11, 2009. Prior to his retirement in 1995, he worked for Wholesale Tire Center from 1971-1995. Surviving are his children: Lynne (Ron) Tini, Pam (Mike) Carpenter, Chris (Janet) Davidson, and Marc (Diane) Hanna; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. In accordance of Howard's request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.
HEININGER, DANIEL June 19, 1996 -September 27, 2015. Arrangements by: PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME www.phillipsfuneral.com
STYLES, DIXIE M. Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2015 at the age of 95. Dixie was preceded in death by Frank, her beloved husband of 40 years. In addition to her children, Cynthia (George) Meade, Linda (Robert) Smith, Thomas (Paula) Styles, and Dixie "Rusty" (Jose) Lopez, Dixie is survived by her eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; as well as her sister, Patricia Racine and extended family. Memorial Service will be held at Brighton Christian Church, 4309 Buno Rd., Brighton, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Hatfield officiating. Family will receive visitors beginning at 10 a.m. Burial of ashes at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions encouraged to: Hometown Hospice, 1681 Woodbridge Park Ave., Lapeer, MI 48446. For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Brighton at 810.229.2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
BROWER, WILLIAM C. Passed away Sept. 22, 2015. Memorial Service will be held Sat., Oct. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. Brighton Nazarene Church. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Keehn Funeral Home is serving the family.
BROWN, ROBERT D. "BOB" Age 71, of Howell, passed away at his home Wednesday, September 30, 2015. He was born May 8, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Myron D. and Mary Margaret (Hess) Brown. Beloved husband of Janis Kay (Eldridge) Brown whom he married June 6, 1970 in Brighton, MI. Loving father of Kelly (Jim) Ronald, Rob (Angela) Brown, Tammy Brown and Buffy (Jeff) Falzone, all of Howell. Proud grandfather of Jacqueline (Aaron) Cook, Jake, Kayla, Andrew, Chad, Sam, Jacob, Audrey, Mia, Christopher, Benjamin, Maggie and Zoey; great-grandfather of Greyson and Maycee. Also survived by sister, Tonna Gilbert of Greenville, Ohio and uncle to Torey, Michelle and Gregg. He was preceded in death by two sons Ted and David and brother-in-law Gary Gilbert. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and visiting with his friends at the Maid Rite in Greenville, Ohio. He loved car shows, his Harley and was an amateur radio operator. Bob retired from Brad Ragan Tire Company in 1981. He was a member of American Legion Post in Greenville, Ohio and the Masonic Lodge in Pinckney, MI. Visitation will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 2-7 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). A memorial service will be Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 p.m. at Crossroads Apostolic Church, 144 Schroeder Drive, Howell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Family, c/o Janis Brown. Please sign the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
CLARK, RICHARD H. Howell, Michigan His Legacy Richard Clark, age 69, passed away, September 30, 2015 at home. Richard was born in Farmington, MI, July 25, 1946 to Bert and Ethel (Epley) Clark. He married the love of his life, Maureen Connolly, August 27, 1977 in Redford, MI. Richard was the youngest of 11, growing up in a large farming family. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran, receiving both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Richard was also a classic car enthusiast. Richard's greatest joy was spending time with his family and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and all around 'good guy'. His Family Richard is survived by his loving wife Maureen; sons, Richard (Laurie) Clark, Jr. and Sean Clark; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Kendal, Rykie; siblings, Helen, Bert, George, Genny and Alice. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. His Farewell Richard's family and friends will gather on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of his Community Farewell at 12:00 p.m., at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warrior. Please leave a message of comfort to the Clark family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
KNORR, NORBERT E. Age 61, lifelong resident of Howell, passed away at his home Tuesday, September 29, 2015. He was born February 21, 1954 in Howell, the son of the late Ignatz and Louise E. (Miller) Knorr. Beloved husband of Pauline M. (Gonzales) Knorr, loving father of Sam of Howell, siblings, Ruth (Russell) Smith of Howell, Josie (Greg) Goodyear of Colorado, Alan (Sandi) Knorr of Byron and Bob (Monique) Knorr of Howell; also numerous nephews, nieces, friends and family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Raimee Lee Knorr on June 8, 2010 and his special friend, Abbey. Norbert worked for General Motors Proving Grounds for 13 years, retiring in 2014 as an auto technician. He also worked for Franklin Body Shop in Howell, Cars & Concepts, and Hurst High Performance in Brighton. He enjoyed drag racing and car shows, but most of all his family. Norbert was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Howell where funeral services will be held Saturday, October 3, 1015 at 11 a.m. (in-state at church 10-11 a.m.) Interment in Howell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to ALS or Grace Lutheran Church. Please sign the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
MENGYAN, STEVEN Passed away September 14, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Keehn Funeral Home is serving the family.
BRANCH, TROY LEE Age 41 of Webberville died Sunday, September 27, 2015. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. all to be held at the Rowley Wesleyan Church. Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel. pjherrmannfuneralhome.com
FISHER, LARRY "RONNIE" Of Pinckney Michigan, age 67, died September 19, 2015. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel; call 877-231-7900 or visit www.borekjennings.com
LaCROIX, JOAN ANN (SELWA) Age 81 of Brighton, passed away September 28, 2015 after an extended illness. She was born in Detroit, the daughter of Joseph S. and Stella A. (Sak) Selwa. On July 30, 1955 she married Donald C. LaCroix in Detroit and together moved to Brighton in 1975 from Redford Twp. Joan and Don were members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and enjoyed many years as members of Oak Pointe and Burroughs Farms Country Club. Joan was primarily a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, creating new recipes, and sharing her kitchen's bounty with her family and friends. Joan also worked as a realtor in the Brighton area for several years. Joan is survived by her children: David (Kazuko Saeto) of Harker Heights, Texas, and Suzanne (Geoff Barker) of New Hudson, Michigan; her grandchildren Brooke Barker, Jonathan Castro, and Joanna LaCroix; her sister Roseann (Raymond) Beaudet of Leroy, MI; her close friends, the Brownes; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, and cousins. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Donald. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brighton on a date to be determined with burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider memorial contributions in Joan's name to the Capuchin's Ministries of Detroit or the Spiritus Sanctus Academy of Ann Arbor. Please visit Joan's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
McCARTHY, LILLIAN Howell, Michigan Her Legacy Lillian McCarthy, age 89, passed away, September 29, 2015 at home. Lillian was born in Detroit, on October 13, 1925 to Frank and Jenny (Grubinski) Haidysh. Lillian was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and enjoyed quilting and basket making. Her Family Lillian is survived by her children, Paul, Kevin, Daniel (Virginia), and Kathleen (Leslie) Tretheway; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Her Farewell Lillian's family and friends will gather on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6:00 9:00 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel. Lillian's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with gathering beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Great Lakes Hospice. Please leave a message of comfort to the McCarthy family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
COOK, JANET Of Hartland, Michigan, age 65, died September 28, 2015. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel; call 517-546-0100 or visit www.borekjennings.com.
DRIVER, RANDY H. Age 62 of Fowlerville passed away September 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor. Randy was born on March 1, 1953, to Burrill and Daisy (Grieve) Driver. He was a farmer and enjoyed John Deere tractors and going to auctions. Preceding him in death was his father and brother David. He is survived by: his mother Daisy Driver of Fowlerville; two brothers, John Driver and Tim Driver; three sisters, Sharalene (Craig) Hacker, Linda Graham, Jan (Randy) Huffine; and several extended family members. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:30 - 8 p.m. Funeral, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor. Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel. Pjherrmannfuneralhome.com
JAMES, RUTH Age 93 of Gregory died Friday, September 25, 2015. Visit Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Funeral Friday at 11 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel. pjherrmannfuneralhome.com
PLASTERS, ROY ENOCH JR. Died peacefully at home September 25, 2015 at 69 years of age. Born February 11, 1946 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and residing in Pinckney (Portage Lake), Michigan for 43 years, he always celebrated his southern heritage by preferring his nickname, "Tennessee." A born again Christian and founding member of the Christian House of Prayer, he faithfully attended and supported the church where his Memorial Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015. Cremation has taken place. A quiet man, Roy quickly changed when given opportunity to sing karaoke. He greatly enjoyed being with his friends at the Pinckney Senior Citizen Center. He is survived by Clara, his wife of 46 years, daughters Heidi and Jodi, sons Steve and Neil, and three grandchildren, Kalie, Landon, and Shane. His sister Shirley Robson of Tennessee survives. He will be greatly missed by his family and host of friends.
HANSON, CRYSTAL I. Age 101, of Howell, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015. She was born July 6, 1914 in Cohoctah Township, the daughter of Royal and Eva (Bohm) Schrepfer. Mrs. Hanson graduated from Howell High School in 1932. She was employed at Michigan Bell for many years. Crystal married Donald Hanson in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2002. Survivors include one sister, Marjorie L. Hogan of Fowlerville, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Wilton, Raymond, Victor, Donald and Elwyne. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. (vsitation 10-11 a.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville. Memorial contributions made to the First United Methodist Church in Howell or the charity of choice would be appreciated. Envelopes are available at the Funeral Home or Church. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macvdonaldsfuneralhome.com
LUZYNSKI, JOSEPH "JOE" J. Age 85 of Howell, passed away at his home Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was born July 16, 1930 in Detroit, the son of Joseph and Geneveve (Raniczewski) Luzynski. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Madlinger) Luzynski of Howell; sons, Joe of Brighton, Jim of Howell, David of Southfield, and Bob (Carol) of Commerce; grandchildren, Kimberly, Robert, Grant, and Thomas; and sister, Elizabeth Osborne of Detroit. He was preceded in death by his sister, Delores Hammerschmidt of Wisconsin. Joe spent many years as a sales manager for various cabinet manufacturing companies. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E. Washington Street, Howell, where a Mass of Resurrection will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. (visitation at Church from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.). Visitation at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800), will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
SHIPLEY, WILLIAM J. Grand Blanc, Michigan His Legacy William Shipley, age 64, passed away, September 25, 2015 in Brighton. He was born in Detroit, May 23, 1951 to Rex and Frances (Stanton) Shipley. William worked for GM for 42 years and was a member of the UAW. He enjoyed golfing, good food, and spending time with his grandkids. He will be most remembered as a wonderful father and grandfather. His Family William is survived by his children, Joseph and Rebecca; grandchildren, Jaxen, Jayden, Mason, and Jordan; and siblings, Tom, Charlie, Rick, Francine Wilbanks and Matt. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mark and Tim; and nephew Jeff. His Farewell William's family and friends will gather on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be Wednesday, September 30, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Brighton, with 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, gathering beginning at 10 a.m. Please leave a message of comfort to the Shipley family by calling, 1.877.231.7900, or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com.