DYMOND, HAZEL M. Age 88, Howell area resident for the past 75 years, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014. She was born December 28, 1925 in Hazel Park, MI, the daughter of Martin and Zetta Mae (Stoltz) Downs. Dear mother of Linda Shoemaker of Lansing, Mary (Randy) Metz of Howell and Helen McPherson of Lansing. Grandmother of Elizabeth (Tim) Francis of DeWitt, Todd (Shawn) Shoemaker of Phoenix, AZ, Parker (Julie) Metz of Houston, TX , Jon (Andi) Metz of Palm Coast, FL and Cary McPherson. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren, her sister, Margaret (Bob) MacDonald of South Lyon and also Roxanne, Nicole and Jacob. Hazel was preceded in death by her loving husband, William, son, Billy and daughter, Connie, two brothers and one sister. She will be remembered by many of her customers when she worked for the former Pixie Land in Brighton and Walmart & Meijers in Howell. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with funeral services Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
HARRIS, GEORGE M. Age 63 of Brighton, passed away at his home on Friday, October 17, 2014. Born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 5, 1950, he was the son of George H. and Betty B. (Ray) Harris. A Brighton area resident for the past 55 years, George was a 1969 graduate of Howell High School. He is survived by his children, Jason Harris of Brighton and Laurie Decker of Oklahoma. Also survived by his grandchildren; Lily & Devin, Amber, Nicholas & Allysa; one great grandchild and his cousin, Gloria (Lee) Hubbell of Hemlock, Michigan. Funeral services were held Monday, October 20, 2014 at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Brighton. Please visit the family's on line guest book at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
HENSICK, JEAN D. Age 87, longtime Howell resident, died Sunday, October 19, 2014. She was born December 4, 1926 in Detroit to Glenn Clayton and Marjorie Scott (MacKenzie) Pray. Beloved wife of the late Bert M. Hensick, who passed away on March 4, 2012. Dear mother of Christopher (Jean) Hensick of Brighton, Patricia (Hank) Doerr of New York, Timothy (Meg) Hensick of Howell, Karen (Denny) Chiesa of Cary, Illinois, and Kathleen (Bret) Coy of Howell. In addition to her children, Jean is also survived by 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Brinn Bowyer and granddaughter, Kelsey Erin Chiesa. Jean was involved with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Jean was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church, 312 Prospect Street, Howell, where memorial services will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
MAXWELL, THOMAS T. Of Pinckney, age 61, died October 17, 2014. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg, Chapel; call 810-231-0200 or visit www.borekjennings.com.
EVANS, DENISE 71, of Hamburg, MI, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 12, 2014. She was born August 18, 1943, in Montreal, Canada to the late Alcide and Germaine (Beaudry) Legault. On June 23, 1962, she married the love of her life, Roger Evans, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Denise was known for her big heart, always caring for others before herself. She was an active member of Chilson Hills Baptist Church, volunteering at Vacation Bible School for many years. She loved the Lord and wanted everyone to know the good news of Jesus. She thoroughly enjoyed knitting, spending countless hours making hats for cancer patients. Denise leaves behind her beloved husband, Roger; children, Tony (Margaret) Evans; Pamela (Tod) Borton; and Gail Evans; grandchildren, Aaron (Brittany) Evans, Derek Evans, Joshua, Kyle and Carlie Borton; and two brothers, Raymond Legault and Jean-Claude Legault (Cathy). She was preceded in death by her sister, Cecile Burkhart. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 25th at Chilson Hills Baptist Church in Brighton, MI. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 10 am followed by the service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chilson Hills Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
BAWKS, ELDON F. Age 86 of Brighton passed away October 14, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 5, 1928 in Pickford, Michigan the son of Ford and Margaret (Patton) Bawks. On December 2, 1972 he married Barbara Ann Cousins in Brighton. Eldon was an active member of the Brighton Airport and former member of the Brighton Auxillary Police Department. He enjoyed flying his airplane, traveling, and riding his motorcycle. Eldon never met a stranger and was always good for a hug to everyone. He owned and operated Leland's Restaurant and Lawson's Vending for several years prior to his retirement in 1987. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter from his marriage to Marion Wise, Marjorie (David) Templeton, grandchildren: Scott (Angela) Templeton and Darrell (Connie) Templeton, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, special nieces Cindy Beeman and Claudine White. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Keehn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions in Eldon's name may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Eldon's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
GOLEY, BRETT R. October 16, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 20 at St. John Catholic Church at 11:00 A.M. Visitation Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Keehn Funeral Home
SHELTON, JAMES H. Of Detroit, Dearborn Heights, and Howell, Michigan; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Albuquerque, New Mexico; passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on August 29, 2014 at his home with his wife at his side. Jim retired from Milford Fabricating/ Budd Company in 1991. A memorial service for friends and family in Michigan will be held on October 19, at 2pm, at Oak Grove UMC. Visit www.frenchfunerals.com for more information.
WENNBERG, (BARG) RITA LORRAINE Age 90, of Webberville, Michigan, formerly of Howell, MI; passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Mercy-Livingston Hospital on October 14, 2014 with family at her side. She was born on July 28, 1924, and was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Arthur, on August 27, 1994. Rita is survived by three sons, Kenneth, Sr. (Diane) of Rogers, Arkansas; William (Kim) of White Lake and David, of Webberville and daughters-in-law Roxanna, of Howell and Violet, of Cohoctah. Also surviving are a brother, Clarence (Evelyn) Barg of Livonia, and a sister, Patricia Carrigan, of Brighton; three grandsons, Brian (Tracy) of Webberville, Michael (Deanna) of Cohoctah, and Kenneth, Jr. (Melissa) of Burt; as well as four great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Rita served proudly as a Navy Payroll Clerk in the United States Navy during WWII. She was an avid reader and a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she enjoyed fellowshipping with the women's group. She will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1041 W. Grand River Ave, Howell MI 48843.
BANFIELD, DONALD K. Age 88, of Holly, died Mon. Oct. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly, with Pastor Linda Living-Hawley officiating. Visitation will be form 4-7 PM Fri. Military honors and inurnment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Mr. Banfield was born in Farmington on Aug. 13, 1926, the son of Donald and Marion (Donaldson) Banfield. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army and was retired from GM. He loved horse racing, hunting, fishing, sports, and family gatherings. Surviving are two sons, Michael (Carol) Banfield of Boyne City and Randy (Cheri) Banfield of Gladwin; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Carole Banfield of Oak Grove; two sisters Margaret Garant of Holly and Marilyn Schupbach of Fenton; and two brothers, George Sutton of Fenton and Richard Sutton of TX. He was preceded in death by his wife Harriett, son Donald John Banfield, brother Gerald Banfield, and sister Susan Sutton. www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.com
BAWKS, ELDON F. Age 86 of Brighton passed away October 14, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 5, 1928 in Pickford, Michigan the son of Ford and Margaret (Patton) Bawks. On December 2, 1972 he married Barbara Ann Cousins in Brighton. Eldon was an active member of the Brighton Airport and former member of the Brighton Auxillary Police Department. He enjoyed flying his airplane, traveling, and riding his motorcycle. Eldon never met a stranger and was always good for a hug to everyone. He owned and operated Leland's Restaurant and Lawson's Vending for several years prior to his retirement in 1987. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter from his marriage to Marion Wise, Marjorie (David) Templeton, grandchildren: Scott (Angela) Templeton and Darrell (Connie) Templeton, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, special nieces Cindy Beeman and Claudine White. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Keehn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Service. Memorial contributions in Eldon's name may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Eldon's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
BERTHIAUME, RICHARD "DICK" Age 63, a resident of Howell, MI for past 27 years, passed away on Wednesday October 15, 2014. He was born May 12, 1951 in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI to Clarence Arthur and Katherine (Hussey) Berthiaume. Dick graduated from Bishop Gallagher High School, in Harper Woods, in 1969 and from Wayne State University receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He retired from GM as a Test Analyst after 23 years of service. Beloved husband of 41 years to Nina (Zichi) whom he married in Harper Woods, MI on September 15, 1973. Loving father of Anthony (Nadene) Berthiaume of New Lothrop, Bridget (Thomas) Lynn of Howell and Jennifer (Alireza) Aminlari of South Lyon, also 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Drew, Olivia, Autumn and Charli. Brother of Sr. Sheila Berthiaume, Gary Berthiaume both of Chicago, IL, Gail (Horst) Auer of Englewood, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. (Rosary 7:00 p.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home-Howell, (517) 546-2800. Dick was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E. Washington St. (at Fowler St.) Howell where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Richard. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
BEURMANN MILLER LUDWIG Age 81, lifetime Howell area resident and former third generation owner and operator of Beurmann's Furniture Store in Howell, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He was born in Howell September 25, 1933, the son of Kern Miller and Opal (Ludwig) Beurmann. He was a 1951 graduate of Howell High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. His hobbies were race car driving and collecting classic cars. Miller is survived by his wife, Barbara, daughter, Kirsten (Robert) Swackhamer of Brighton and grandson, Casey Miller Zimmerman. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Brenda Lee Senik on February 24, 2002. Memorial services for Miller will be held at a later date. Memory messages may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
McINTOSH, GLORIA J. Age 74 of Brighton passed away October 13, 2014. She was born June 16, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Freeman and Eleanor (Childs) Drought. Gloria was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brighton and volunteered at The Ark in Ann Arbor. She was a voracious reader, loved music, enjoyed traveling and quilting. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, James McIntosh, and is survived by her children: Cheryl McIntosh and Greg McIntosh; one sister, Sandra Drought and several extended family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Brighton. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions in Gloria's name may be made to the Humane Society of Livingston County. Please visit Gloria's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
ROXBERRY, MARILYN KAY Age 65, longtime Howell area resident, passed away at her home Tuesday, October 14, 2014. She was born December 8, 1948 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Leo H. and Helen L. (Roberts) Watson. Marilyn was a 1967 graduate of Howell High School, a member of the Howell Alumni Association and especially enjoyed boating and gardening. She was a former Administrative Assistant for St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital. Beloved mother of Benjamin of Howell and Elizabeth of Morrice; sister of David Watson of Howell. She is also survived by her niece, Morgan Watson, nephews, Nathan Watson, Travis Page and her beloved dog, "Cid". Also many dear friends and extended family. Memorial services for Marilyn will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 to 11 a.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell 517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Veterinary Referral Services for The Emergency Animal Relief Fund (TEAR), 1400 Old S. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
DIETRICH, CHESTER Age 88, of Fowlerville, died Thursday October 9, 2014. Funeral 11a.m. Wednesday at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.
ENGLISH, MARION F. Age 74 of Brighton passed away on October 10, 2014. She was born December 24, 1939 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of David and Kathryn (Gervasi) English. Marion married Lawrence "Butch" Hummel and he preceded her in death on October 29, 1986. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School. Prior to her retirement she worked for the State of Michigan for many years. Marion loved to play cards and also enjoyed working at the Whitmore Lake Library during her retirement. She is survived by her children: Sean (Michele) Hummel and Chad Hummel; grandchildren: Amanda Hummel, Meagan Hummel and Matthew Hummel; five sisters: Joanne (Bill) Anderson, Virginia (Rich) Peabody, Kathy (Terry) Delaney, Sharon (Barry) Berger, and Barbara (Mark) Flaugher. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Keehn Funeral Home with Mr. Mark Flaugher officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until time of service. Please visit Marion's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
JOHNSON, M. PATRICIA "PAT" (ALLMAND) Passed away October 12, 2014 at Alive Hospice in Nashville Tennessee. She was born May 3, 1924 in Lansing, Michigan, to Melvin and Ida Simonton. She graduated from Flint Central H.S. and from the Sparrow Hospital Nursing Program as an R.N. in 1945. She married Douglas Allmand in December, 1946 and they divorced after 25 years of marriage. She married Reuben Johnson in July 1974 and he preceded her in death in March 2003. She spent her early years in the LeRoy Michigan area and later lived in Hartland, Michigan for over 30 years before moving back to LeRoy. She spent her entire life working in the nursing profession. She was a member of the Hartland United Methodist Church and later belonged to The Covenant Church in LeRoy. She is survived by her four children, Christopher Allmand (wife Patty) of White Pigeon, MI, Cynthia Baran (husband Alan) of Nashville TN, Claudia Allmand of New York City NY, and Candace Allmand of Winter Haven, FL. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marcia, and by her grandchild, Nathan Allmand. Services will be private with a memorial service to be held in LeRoy, MI at a later date. Memorials in the name of Pat Johnson can be directed to The Covenant Church, 201 Cherry Street LeRoy, MI 49655 or to Ann's Place, c/o The Nashville Rescue Mission, located at 1716 Rosa L Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208.
MacEACHERN, MARY C. Age 64 of Brighton passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her home following a brave battle with cancer. She was born July 4, 1950 in Detroit, MI a daughter of Angus and Christine MacEachern. Mary loved baseball and was a loyal Detroit Tigers fan. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, shopping with her sister, watching her nieces and nephew's activities, and visiting with her friends. She had been employed with Ford Motor Co. for 34 years. Surviving is her mother, Christine Simecek; step-father, Milas Simecek; brothers, James and Donald MacEachern; sister, Shelia (Robert) Christie; niece, Shawn (Brad) Compton; grandnieces and nephew, Jessica, Jacob, Olivia, and Katelyn Compton; and Brody, her loyal dog. She was preceded in death by her father, Angus and her brother Eugene MacEachern. Visitation Tuesday, October 14 from 3-8 p.m. at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Funeral Service Wednesday, October 15 at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home. www.keehnfuneralhome.com
NOYE, VIRGINIA "GINNY" Age 88 of Vero Beach, Florida died October 11, 2014 at Hospice House of the Treasure Coast. She was born in Detroit, MI. Pre-deceased by her Husband Kenneth W. Noye. She is survived by her five children Susan Brooks (Ron), Ed Jendon (Kandy), Lori Reed (Gregg), Ken Noye (Suzann), and Tim Noye (Jonathan). She was the beloved grandmother of eight grandchildren and great-grandmother to nine great-grandchildren. Virginia was an avid golfer hailing from Pinckney, MI. Her life career evolved around the retail industry culminating with owning their own business in Pinckney. She then retired and moved to Vero Beach, FL where she lived for 32 years. There will be no formal funeral or memorial service per Virginia's wishes. Her love of dog's, especially her Taffy, denotes her wishes to donate to the Indian River Humane Society, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967 in lieu of flowers.
POTTS, GREGORY Of Howell, MI, died October 10, 2014. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel; call 517-546-0100 or visit www.borekjennings.com.
ROURKE, ARTHUR PATRICK "PAT" Age 93, died peacefully at home on October 12, 2014. He is survived by his sons, Pat (Rosemary), Timothy (Donna), Dennis (Colleen); daughter, Mary (Mark) Neumaier; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren with two on the way and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 1989; daughter, Joan (Tom) Byarski in 1997; his parents, John and Myrtle; brother, Jack; and sister, Francis Matte. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 3-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2201 South Old U.S. 23, Brighton MI 48114 on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Fr. David Howell to officiate. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For further information phone, 810-229-2905, or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
RUPPEL, WILLIAM JOHN, III Brighton, Michigan His Legacy William John Ruppel, III, age 64, of Brighton, MI, passed September 4, 2014. He was born March 9, 1950, to William John, Jr., and Marjorie (Rohr) Ruppel, in Evanston, Illinois. John grew up in the Ferndale/Pleasant Ridge area, and ultimately graduated from Caro High School, in Caro MI. John worked in the quality control field for many years for Sargent Controls and Aerospace, in Tucson, Arizona. John was a talented musician and builder of custom guitars. In recent years, he owned and operated JR Instruments, Inc., in Brighton, MI where he pursued his passion for designing and building custom guitars. John will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. His Family John is survived by his mother, Marjorie (Rohr) Ruppel of Brighton, MI; step-children, Nick Marsh and Eric Alicea of Chicago, IL and Robert Alicea, Jr. of Albion, MI; siblings, Ms. Patricia Ruppel of Monroe, MI, and Mrs. Barbara (Ruppel) DeClerck of Fort Meyers, Florida; seven grandchildren; and beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, William John Ruppel, Jr., and his beloved wife, Mary (Alicea) Ruppel. His Farewell Family and friends will gather 10 a.m.-12 noon, with a Noon Memorial service, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Hamburg, MI. Father John Franklin will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested, in the names of John and Mary Ruppel, to the Gift of Life Foundation of Michigan, www.giftoflife.org/about-us/gift-life-foundation-financial-contributions (at bottom of the page). Please leave a message of comfort for John's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.