DLUZNIEWSKI, MARIANNE E. Age 73 of Hartland, passed away August 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Detroit, the daughter of Samuel and Leona (Sobierski) Muscat. On July 11, 1959 she married Donald Dluzniewski in Dearborn and moved to the Hartland area in 1999. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish. Marianne enjoyed traveling, reading, computer games, and spending winters in Orange Beach, Alabama. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Prior to her retirement in 1998 she was employed by the State of Michigan working at the Secretary of State office in Milford. Marianne is survived by her husband of 55 years Donald; her children, Kimberly (Timothy) Johnson-Zimmer, Shannon Ziegler, and Shelley (Jim) Hoadley; grandchildren, April (Mark), Andrew, David, Nikki, Carolyn (fiance Justen), Benjamin, Leanne, Jake, Kylie, Angela, Sam, and Alex; great-grandson, Max. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Visitation will be held at Keehn Funeral Home on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family ask you to consider the Colon Cancer Alliance with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Marianne's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com.
LIPKA, KRISTI ANN Age 48, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Kristin worked as a forklift operator with Excelda Manufacturing in Michigan for several years and also at Power Wheels and Mobil Tool Int. in Ft. Wayne. Her hobbies included sewing. quilting,making blankets, camping, and was a Nascar and Detroit Lions and Colts football fan. Surviving are her husband, Scott J. Lipka of Warren, IN; son, Kyle Jay Lipka of Warren father, James and step-mother Judy Steinbacher of Churubusco, IN; sisters, Julie Fox of Roswell, GA; Leisa Sanders of Ft. Wayne, IN; brother, Greg (Terri) Steinbacher of Ft. Wayne, IN . Kristin was preceded in death by mother, Pamela M Felts. Memorial visitation will be August 22, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun Street Memorials may be made to the Ronald Mcdonald House of Indianapolis, IN. To view the online obituary, go to: www.domccombandsons.com
BECK, GLORIA V. Age 76 of Brighton, passed away Monday evening, August 18, 2014. Born in Detroit on December 25, 1937, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Krozcak. A lifelong Brighton resident, Gloria was a 1955 graduate of Brighton High School and had attended Michigan State University studying horticulture. She had been employed by Walmart in Howell for 16 years as a greeter and cashier. Gloria was a 4-H leader, enjoyed crocheting, horseback riding and was an avid fan of the Detroit sports teams. Beloved wife of the late Walter Frank Beck who preceded her in death on February 8, 1962. Loving mother of Christine Beck of East Tawas, Carol Ann (Charles) Ervin of Fowlerville and Leonard (Jennifer) Beck of Brighton. Proud grandmother of Danny (Erin) Ervin and Frank (Susan) Ervin; great-grandsons, Ashton, Hunter, Jacob and Lucas Ervin; step-grandchildren, Jessica Payne, Jacilyn Arnett and Johnathon Viney; step-great-grandchildren, Jayden and Lealana Payne, Isaiah Berning, Karlie Beaton and Emma Fesl. Also survived by her sister, Lucy Bund of Brighton. Visitation Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. with the funeral mass Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (in-state at church at 10 a.m.) at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E. Washington St. (at Fowler St.), Howell. Interment will follow at Sanford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the family, c/o Leonard Beck. Please visit the family's online guest book at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
HENRY, RICHARD C. Pinckney, MI His Legacy Richard C. Henry, age 60, of Pinckney, MI passed away Aug. 17, 2014. He was born March 18, 1954 to Shirley Bronson and Shirley Eleanor (Buffington) Henry, in Brighton MI. Richard served as an altar boy, at St. Norbert Catholic Church, in Inkster, MI. He enjoyed playing football for Cherry Hill High School, and went on to attend college at Eastern Michigan University. Richard was an accomplished Graphic Artist for 50+ years. He enjoyed sailing, football, and baseball. He could be seen almost nightly, enjoying a peaceful pontoon boat ride. Richard was a quiet spoken person with many friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. His Family Richard leaves behind his longtime companion, Jill Utecht; mother, Shirley Eleanore Henry; children, Amanda (Jon) Hudick of Flat Rock, MI, Shannon Henry of New Boston, MI, and Desiree Henry of New Boston, MI; siblings, Steven (Pamela) Henry, Julianne (Michael) Shea, Mary K. (Russell) Keinath, Monica (Jim) Gorecki, and Annette (Gard) Adams. He is preceded in death by his father, Shirley Bronson Henry, in 1994. His Farewell Family and friends will gather for his Healing Farewell, Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, 10am-2:30pm, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Pastor Steven Skiba will officiate. Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet, in Howell, MI. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Richard's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com
BALDWIN, DENIS SR., Age 77, of Howell Michigan, passed away August 17, 2014. Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel; call 810.231.0200 or visit www.borekjennings.com.
CHRISTIE, EMER C. Age 91, formally of Howell, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. He proudly served his country during WWII. Emer is survived by his children, Charles (Nancy) Christie, Susan Christie, Madelyn (Tim) Goodman; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is having a private graveside service and interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Pederson Funeral Home www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
GARY, JANET MARY Pinckney, Michigan Her Legacy Janet Mary Gary, age 73, of Pinckney, MI, passed away, August 17, 2014. She was born January 30, 1941 to Cloyd and Ruth (Hite) Swope, in Detroit, MI. She was married to her beloved husband, Gail "Butch" Eugene Gary, for 40+ years. Janet had a passion for bowling with her Zukey Lake team, the Wednesday Wonders. She was a devoted family woman who especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren. Janet was also a second mother to many, due to her outgoing nature. Her Family Janet leaves behind her children, Rob (Lisa) Gary of Pinckney, MI, and Cheri (Steve) Brown of Pinckney, MI; sister, Katherine Dehetre; and grandchildren, Cody, Stephanie, Tricia, Drew, Brittney, Brooke, Robert, and Steven. She is preceded in death her husband, "Butch" Gary. Her Farewell Family and friends will gather, 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home. Her Healing Farewell will begin 10 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 with service at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Mark Dehetre will serve as officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Janet's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
RIGGS, VINCENT Of Brighton, Michigan, died August 16, 2014. Arrangments by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Call 810-231-0200 or visit www.borekjennings.com
SCHWEMMIN, BRUCE RICHARD Age 67 of Howell, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. Born in Ann Arbor on January 21, 1947, he was the son of John and Dorothy (Perry) Schwemmin. A Howell area resident since 1975, Bruce had earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and Master's degree from Oakland University. He was retired from Hartland Public Schools having taught in their elementary schools for 33 years. Bruce enjoyed several different hobbies which included gardening, antiques, fused glass, genealogy and refinishing furniture. Beloved husband of Ellen (Kehrier) Schwemmin whom he married in Bay City on June 28, 1969. Loving father of Randy Schwemmin of San Francisco, California and Kevin (Amanda) Schwemmin of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Also survived by his grandson, Gunnar and sister, Barbara (Richard) Buck of Brighton. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Schwemmin. Visitation Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association. Please visit the family's on line guest book at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
BOOTH, DOROTHY LORENE A former resident of Brighton and Southfield and native of Detroit, died on August 13, 2014 at the age of 92. Born on May 26, 1922, the daughter of Ernest and Lorene Lipa, Dorothy grew up in Detroit where she was a graduate of Cooley High School and attended Mercy nursing school. She married William E. Booth, a Marine pilot, and they raised their family in Southfield. After their children were grown she obtained her realtor's license and worked alongside her husband at his realty office. She was a past President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Birmingham Power Squadron, Planning Commissioner for the City of Southfield for many years, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Southfield. In 1990 they moved to Brighton where she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, volunteer at the Brighton Library, and enjoyed sewing and bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998 and her brother, Chet (Shirley) Lipa. She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Al Raddi) Booth, Joan (Fred) Sanborn; her son, Mitch (Paula) Booth; grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Matthew Cowell and Andrew (Brittany) Cowell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held privately. Donations in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be left at www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
CONKLIN, MICHAEL J. Age 74, of Brighton. Michigan, died the evening of August 13. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on December 21, 1939 to Emmett D. Conklin and Florence M. Purcell Conklin. He is survived by his wife, Carole Rodgers Conklin and his daughter, Michelle L. Conklin. In addition, he is survived by six siblings: Patrick Conklin and his wife, Dolores, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Robert Conklin, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Dawn Alfes and her husband, Thomas, of Warren, Michigan; Mary Jessop of Palmetto, Florida; Nancy Cason and her husband, James, of Lubbock, Texas; and Margaret Prawdzik and her husband, Robert, of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Michael also had numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Milford High School in 1958 and attended the University of Detroit for two years. He then served three years in the U.S. Army. Michael worked as a test driver, mechanic, and supervisor at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan in the Buick Experimental Division for 28 years. He married his wife Carole on November 15, 1978. He is a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brighton, Michigan. Viewing will be held at Keehn Funeral Home, 706 W. Main St., Brighton, Michigan on Monday, August 18, between the hours of 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., with a scripture service at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, August 19 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brighton, visitation will be at 10 a.m., with the funeral mass scheduled for 11 a.m. and a luncheon at the church hall immediately after mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in his honor to one of the following worthy causes: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church of Brighton, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
GLOWACKI, KATHLEEN MARY Age 67, Howell area resident for the past ten years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. She was born January 6, 1947 in Detroit, MI, the daughter or Richard Thomas and Irene Mae (Mee) Scannell. Beloved mother of Theresa (John) Slavik of Pinckney, Mary Colleen (Jeff) Rowley of Livonia and Jennifer (Stewart) Marrow of Taylor. Dear grandmother of Ryan, Carrie, Lauren, Kayla, Amanda, Hope, Robert, Susan and Brendan; great-grandmother of Elliott. Loving sister of Margaret (Les) Wajda of Minneapolis and dear aunt of Veronica (Daniel) Kernler of Chicago. Mass of Resurrection will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 East Washington Street, Howell (In-state at church from 10-11 a.m.) Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800) with Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
LONGSWORTH, LT. COL. ERIC BRENT passed away at the age of 46 years at his home in Pennsylvania. He is the beloved son of Evelyn and the late Thomas Longsworth, much loved brother of Blaine (Susan), and doting uncle of August and Emma. He is further survived by his many friends and extended family members. Eric grew up in Brighton, and enjoyed his return visits home to spend time with friends and family. He attended college at Miami University as an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Master's Degree in Organizational Design and Dynamics. Eric was currently serving as a member of the Delaware National Guard, 142nd Air Lift Division where he piloted the C-130 airplane. Eric served our country as a member of the U S Air Force for 24 years, and completed six tours of duty in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Air Force Aid Society, 241 Eighteen Street South, Suite 202, Arlington, VA 22202. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 600 East Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116 at 7 p.m. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Brighton, on Tuesday, August 19 from 1-5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Interment and Air Force Honors will be held on Wednesday, August 20 at 11 a.m., where Eric will join his father in rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. For further information please contact Lynch & Sons, Brighton 810-229-2905 or visit: www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
WEDGE, RICHARD E. His Legacy Richard E. Wedge, age 96, passed away, August 10, 2014. Richard was born March 6, 1918 in Coral Michigan to Herbert and Niota (Nellis) Wedge. He married Catherine Clinton in Detroit in 1938. She preceded him in death in 2011. Richard was a WWII veteran, a Mason, and one of the early residents on Zukey Lake. He enjoyed spending his free time hunting and fishing. His Family Richard is survived by his son Dan (Margie) Wedge; grandchildren Kelsey Wedge & Torrey Wedge-Gray; step grandchildren, Stephen, Cindy and Christy; and great grandchildren Keegan, Spencer, Alexis, Tyler, Dre, Maria, Carlos, Anna and Sara Rose. His Farewell No services are planned at this time. Please leave a message of comfort to the Wedge family by calling 1-877-231-7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
NAPIER, FRENCH J. Age 89, formerly of Howell, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He was born October 8, 1924 in Wayne County, W. Virginia, a son of the late Albert and Dakota Napier. His beloved wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Napier, also preceded him in death along with two sons, Paul Napier and Edsel Napier; and two grandsons, Nicholas Napier and Jefferson Thompson. French proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired foreman with the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan with 20 years of service. He leaves behind four sons, Geary F. (Lynne) Napier of Kalamazoo, Mich., Micheal (Zanna) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn., Eddie C. Napier of Pasadena , Md. , and Gregory Allen (Tammy) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn.; four daughters, Debra A. (Terry) Wilson of Alabama, Pamela Sue (Frank E.) Lercher of Louisville , Ky. , Sandy Bobeldyke of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Terri Lee (Richard Rockwell) Thompson of Huntington, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Bethlehem United Baptist Church, Ceredo, W.Va., where French was a member. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.