KING, ROGER H. Age 58, of Fowlerville, died February 22, 2014. Services 4:00 p.m. Saturday March 8 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville
NIEMI, JAMES "ZUB" WILLIAM Age 51, lifelong resident of Brighton, MI, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He was born December 14, 1962 in Detroit, the son of Albert Wm. and Anne K. (Heinonen) Niemi. Survived by mother, Anne of Atlantic Mine, MI. Dear brother of Jeffrey (Debbie) Niemi of Brighton, Joel (Lisa) Niemi of Milford, Margaret (Aaron) Kangas of Calumet, Andrew Niemi of Atlantic Mine, MI, Steven (Elona) Niemi of Howell, and Heidi (Michael) Keranen of Howell. Also survived by 50 nieces and nephews, five great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill and nephew, Darin Keranen (2013). Zub was an avid supporter of many high school hockey and soccer teams. He was employed at Cor-Met Inc. in Brighton for 30 years. He especially enjoyed fishing and spending time with all his nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2970 Oak Grove Road, Howell where visitation will be Friday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 - 11 a.m.). Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
WELLINGER, PARKER A. Age 33, of Fowlerville, died March 1, 2014. Visitation 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday, March 8, at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville
EGGLESTON, MARIAN Age 93, of Fowlerville, died Sunday, March 2, 2014. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville
NELSON, SIGNE MARIA Age 90, of Brighton, passed away on March 4, 2014. Born August 17, 1923, in Mohawk, daughter of the late Nestor and Anna (Loukusa) Kariniemi. Graduate of Calumet High School, Class of 1941. Signe was united in marriage to Norman Henry Nelson on October 28, 1943. Signe was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Howell. Preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Werner, Dan (Helen Ruonavaara), Albert, and Paul and sister Hulda (Otto) Hermanson. Survived by sisters-in-law Betty (Saarela) Kariniemi and Gladys (Halonen) Kariniemi and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Friday, March 7 11 a.m. at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2970 Oak Grove, Howell. Pastor Don Pennala officiating. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington. www.thayer-rock.com
PROSSER, VIRGINIA Age 88, of Brighton passed away March 5, 2014. She was born on March 14, 1925 a daughter of Paul and Edith (Freeman) Hurff. On June 21, 1957, she married Hugh Miles Prosser in Wayne, MI. Mrs. Prosser was a member of the Hartland United Methodist Church. She graduated from Trenton Teachers College and taught for 28 years finishing her career in Hartland Schools. Virginia enjoyed traveling, painting, making woven baskets, knitting, and taking long walks in the woods. Surviving are her children, Cheryl Butler and James (Paula); grandchildren: Brian (Krista), Gregory (Renee), Angel, Justin, Shannon, Joshua (Tabitha), and Stephanie (Jeff); great grandchildren: Samantha, Kendra, Jaqlynn, Andrew, Jessica, Blake, Caleb, Dylan, Abbey, Addyson, and Judah; and half-sister, Margie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Prosser in 2011 and her daughter, Kathy Miller in 1974. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton (810-229-9871). Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Hartland United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Please visit Virginia's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
SEIZERT, EDNA M. Age 86. Of Brighton. Passed away Monday afternoon March 3, 2014 at Caretel Inns of Brighton. She was born on May 12, 1927 in Toledo, the daughter of Roy William and Frances (Bird) Hockin. Surviving is her husband of 69 years, Sam; one daughter, Connie (John) Kadwell; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Willard, Robert, Harold, Herbert; and one sister Mary. Edna was preceded in death by a son, Sam, and by her sister Shirley. Prior to her retirement, she had been a teacher and counselor with the Birmingham Public School System for over 30 years. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Brighton. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friends may visit at the church on Friday after 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Seizert's name are suggested to Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Envelopes are available from the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Please visit Edna's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
TURNBLOM, NADEEN E. Age 77, died March 2, 2014. Funeral arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel.
GASPERICH, EDWARD T. "BUTCH" Age 67, of Brighton passed away March 2, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born February 28, 1947 the son of Edward and Helen (Heilman) Gasperich. On May 31, 1980 he married Beth Lewis in Farmington, MI. Butch served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4357 in Brighton, AmVets 120, and the IBEW Local 17. Butch was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time on his property in northern Michigan and his Harley. He was an overhead linesman then overhead supervisor who retired with 35 years with DTE in 2006. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Beth, beloved sons, Edward and Andrew, sister Patricia (John) Colclough and brother, Joseph Gasperich. He was preceded in death by one son, Nathan Gasperich. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Keehn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2-8 P.M. Memorial contributions in Butch's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior's Project or American Heart Association. Please visit Butch's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
MORGAN, TIFFANY MARIE Fowlerville, MI, passed away, March 1st, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Please sign the guestbook at : borekjennings.com
TUTHILL, GLADYS JEAN (LEHMAN) Age 82, of Brighton, Michigan, passed away March 1st surrounded by her family. She is survived by her children Terry (Bob Kelly), Timothy, Daniel (Karin), Trudy, and Rebecca (Matt Targett). Her grandchildren Matthew, Ryan, Lauren, Taylor, Sydney, Jacob, Emma, Joseph and Hannah will miss her loving presence, kind heart and her ability to fix everything with tomato soup, grilled cheese and an endless supply of "homemade" Oreo's! She is also survived by her brother Karl Lehman, sister Katherine Pearsall and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She has resided in Brighton throughout her life, marrying Charles Tuthill in 1949, who preceded her in death in 1993. She worked hard at raising her children and being a strong presence in all of our lives. We are grateful for her time on this earth with us, and will miss her dearly. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Brighton. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to SJMHS Palliative Care Program, envelopes will be available at the church. Please visit Gladys' Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
HALL, JESSE F. Age 72, of Hartland, Michigan formerly of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on March 2, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was born November 26, 1941 the son of Roy and Doris (Sweat) Hall. He retired in 2001 from Overnite Trucking. Jesse enjoyed reading, movies and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was the beloved father of Denise (Marty) and Kevin (Rebecca), the proud grandfather of Trent, Abigail, Andy, Blake, and Brandon. Memorial contributions in Jesse's name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
KING, DELLA ROSE Age 82 of Roscommon, Michigan, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Born in Howell on May 11, 1931, she was the daughter of Earl and Helen (Howe) Auten. A former longtime resident of Howell and resident of Roscommon since 1980, Della was a 1949 graduate of Howell High School. She had been employed as a manager for Michigan Bell Telephone Company having retired after 30 years of service. Following retirement, Della and her husband owned and operated a Dairy Queen in Roscommon for 10 years. She was also a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary in St. Helen. Beloved wife of Gerald whom she married in Brighton on February 26, 1955. Loving mother of Sharyl (Glenn) Wilt of Brighton. Proud and adoring grandmother of Matthew Wilt of Southgate and Stasha Wilt of Howell. Also survived by her sister, Margaret Ream of Brighton. Della was preceded in death by her siblings, Florence Kelly, Virgolin Baltrus, Mary Watkins, Sonny Earl Auten, Jr. and Robert Auten. Also preceded by her beloved grandson, Andrew Wilt. Funeral services Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517) 546-2800. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Please visit the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
MULLEN, KATHERINE A. Age 95, of Brighton, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2014. Memorial services will be announced at later date. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800).
MEYERS, FRANCES (NEE ALLEN) Age 90, formerly of Tarpon Springs, Florida. and Hamburg, Michigan, passed away in hospice January 30, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Cherished mother of David (Jennifer) Bossory and the late Beverly Carlson. Loving grandmother of Lisa, Sara, Katie, Nikki, Jill, and Jeff. Proud great-grandmother of nine. Cremation has taken place. A memorial is planned for a later date.
SLATER, JOAN L. Age 77, of Brighton passed away February 27, 2014. She was born February 6, 1937 the daughter of Harry and Doris (Yunker) Andersen. Joan was a proud member of the Danish community. On October 10, 1959 she married Lawrence (Larry) Slater. They made their home in the country, where she had a large vegetable garden, and enjoyed tending to her many roses. She loved her daughters, and was always a big part of their lives. She was their Girl Scout leader, and encouraged them to work to get most, if not all their badges. The Slater's were members of the Kenosha Yacht Club, and enjoyed taking their sailboat out on Lake Michigan. In 1976, Larry's job brought their family from Wisconsin, to the Brighton area. Joan loved young people. While new in town, she felt drawn to the Brighton "Drop-in Center", where young people could go to "hang out", or just talk to someone if they needed to. She was very compassionate and a great listener. Joan was a talented seamstress. She enjoyed many needle arts, including knitting, and her passion, counted cross stitch. She made her own wedding dress, and many of her daughter's clothes when they were young. Joan even recreated her own wedding dress for her oldest daughter to wear when she got married. She used that talent for her home as well. Joan made draperies for her house and dabbled in upholstery when she discovered she had a knack for it. That hobby blossomed into a successful career. After retiring from her interior design business, Joan was able to enjoy what she considered the most important thing in her life - her family. She and Larry were able to travel back and forth to Wisconsin, spend more time with their daughters and eventually their grandchildren (who were the apples of their eyes). Joan was the best grandma, or "Bomma" (Bom for short) and shared her love of nature with them. They spent time in the garden together and of course, watching birds. Joan got a kick out of being able to declare she saw the first Robin of the year. She was also a talented water color artist, and enjoyed painting with her friends every Wednesday at the Brighton Senior Center. Another badge of honor was the fact she was a 15 year breast cancer survivor. Her motto was early detection is your best defense. Although Joan was a small lady, she was larger than life to those who loved her. She was a loving wife and daughter, protective big sister, and a true and loyal friend. She was a fun loving grandma. She was the best mom a girl could ask for, and loved her sons-in-law as her own. Joan is survived by two daughters: Linda (Bob) Cooper and Phyllis (Lada) Celeda, grandchildren: Amanda "Mannie", Lauren "Wheetie", Lada "Buddy", and one brother Jim (Nancy) Andersen. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence in 2009. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Keehn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Monday, March 3, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Joan's name may be made to the family. Please visit Joan's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome .com
BIERMAN, ALICE ELIZABETH (PANTTI) Age 88, passed away on February 26, 2014 at Caretel Inn in Linden, Michigan. She was born May 31, 1925 in Rockland, Michigan and was the daughter of Ivar and Sophie Pantti. Alice was proud of her Upper Peninsula Finnish family heritage growing up on the family farm. During WWII she moved to Detroit and was a "Rosie the Riveter" checking military aircraft gears at Ford Motor Company. It was at Ford in Highland Park that she met her husband, Joseph Bierman, who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Howell, MI. She is survived by her four children; Sharon (Bruce) Allmaras, Daniel (Glenda) Bierman, Patricia (Dan) Saunders, Sandra (Brian) Bartkowiak. She has four grandchildren; Dustin, Nicholas, Bradley and Jordan; and one great-grandchild; Jossie. A private ceremony for the family was held at St. John Catholic Church with Father Francis George officiating. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.