KEE, BRENDAN P. WHITMORE LAKE, MI His Legacy Brendan Patrick Kee, age 22, of Whitmore Lake passed away suddenly in a car accident, on April 20, 2014. He was born, March 11, 1992 to Patrick L. Kee, Jr. and Dawn Marie (Podolski) Kee, in Ft. Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska. Brendan enjoyed sports and physical fitness. His many activities included playing basketball and football at Pinckney High School. He played college football at Bluffton University in Ohio. He also enjoyed bowling and disc golf. He was an accomplished rapper who performed at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI. Brendan will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His Family Brendan leaves behind his parents; siblings, Jasmine Marie Kee, and Donald Allison; grandparents, Sandra Chieffi, Patrick Kee, Sr., and Connie (Herman) Walters. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, George S. Podolski; and great-grandparents, James and June Sykes, Julius and Josephine Wojcik, and Charlotte Podolski. His Farewell Family and friends will gather on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 25, 2014 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Brendan's Healing Farewell will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, beginning with gathering at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church 9565 Musch Rd. Brighton, MI, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Father John Rocus as celebrant. Memorial donations are suggested to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Brendan's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at: www.borekjennings.com
SHOSEY, IDA M. Age 98, of Whitmore Lake passed away April 21, 2014 at her daughter's home. She was born February 16, 1916 the daughter of Lewis and Ethel (Hunt) Potter. Ida graduated from Brighton High School in 1933 and went on to nursing school. On June 12, 1933 she married Clarence Shosey. She was a member of the Eastern Stars were she was a Worthy Matron. Ida worked for years in the old Ubers drug store on Main Street and also was a nurse for Dr. Gerald Pelkey D.D.S. Ida and Clarence raised their family on Fonda Lake Drive. She is survived by her children; Donald (Myra) Shosey, Charles (Marilyn) Shosey, and Phyllis Shelters, and daughter- in- law Gloria Shosey, 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Clarence, one son Jack Shosey, one grandson Mike Shosey, one great grandson Drew Kmiecik, one brother Ted Potter, sister Peg White, one son-in-law Bud Shelters. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24 from 4-8 P.M. at Keehn Funeral Home. Private family burial will be held. Memorial contributions in Ida's name may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Ida's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
BEVINS, ERNEST C. Ernest Clarence Bevins, born July 27, 1939, in Ticonderoga, New York, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Ernest was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Elisabeth. Ernest is survived by his sons Andrew (Kathy) and David (Julie), and his grandchildren David Andrew (fiancée Colleen Sutherland), Amanda, Cormac, Hennessey, Bridget, Brennan and Henry Bevins, Joshua Cochran, Megan Deeter and Sarah Deeter, as well as Sam and Eric Trapnell. He is also survived by his four brothers Roger, Stephen, Thor and Bruce. Ernest served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960, where he met and married Elisabeth in Germany. He proposed on their first date. After returning to the States, Ernest obtained a teaching degree from EMU and a master's degree from the University of Michigan. He taught at Plymouth/Canton Schools from 1967 to 1999, and was a state-recognized, award-winning reading specialist. Ernest was involved for decades in various German clubs, most notably the GBU, for which organization he was a local and national board member. Ernest and Elisabeth loved to dance, and never missed an opportunity to share their gift of dance with others. Ernest opened his home to anyone, and was always quick with an offer of food, drink and a good story. Ernest spent much of the last 10 years of his life selflessly caring for Elisabeth, who died on September 18, 2013. Ernest was an amazing son, brother, husband, father and Opa. His faith in Jesus and his trust in His plan was an inspiration to all. Visitation will be held at Borek Jennings' Hamburg Chapel on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Pinckney, MI 48169. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1829 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207. Please pray for Ernest and his family, and leave a message of comfort by calling 1-877-231-7900, or sign his online guestbook by visiting www.borekjennings.com
FLICK, BETTY JANE Age 84 of Northville, formerly of Commerce Twp., died April 20, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George (d.1988). Loving mother of Rickey (the late Terry) Flick, Vickey (David) Raimondo, Cindy (Jim) Harris, the late Becky Johnson, and the late Sandra Kay Flick. Grandmother of Rickey (Macara), Theodore, Jennifer, and Heather. Great-grandmother of Tyler and Olivia. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 blocks S. of Maple Rd.), Thursday 11 a.m. Interment Commerce Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneral Directors.com.
SOUTHARD, ROBIN ANN Her Legacy Robin A. Southard, age 56, passed away April 18, 2014 in Fowlerville after a long battle with breast cancer. Robin was born September 25, 1957 in Wayne, MI to John and Shirley (Hall) Estes. She married Larry Southard on May 2, 2011 in Gatlinburg, TN. Robin was very involved in breast cancer awareness, breast cancer research at U of M, and family genealogy. Her Family Robin is survived by her husband Larry; her parents; step-mother, Darlene Estes; children, Bradley Chan Markowicz, James Southard and Tom Southard; sister, Lauri Carey; brothers, Steve, Jim, Tom, and John Estes; sister-in-law, Nicole Estes; and many nieces and nephews. Her Farewell Robin's family and friends will gather on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 1 - 8 PM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Robin's Healing Farewell will be Wednesday April 23 at 11:00 AM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Interment will be held at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk: Robin's Angels. Please leave a message of comfort Robin's family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at borekjennings.com
WISNIEWSKI NANCY CLAIRE Age 76, of Brighton. Passed away at her home in Brighton Saturday afternoon April 19, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband Henry; dear children: Craig, Jim, Shea (Larry), Paula (Randy), Michelle (Greg) and Tim (Barb). seven grandchildren: Sarah, Danny, Bryan, Jeremy, Nick, Matt, Melissa; three great grandchildren: Robert, Dane, Jonathan; and her sister-in-law Lois Fraleigh also survive. The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton. Please visit Nancy's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
STEWART, GERALDINE Pinckney, MI. Her Legacy... Geraldine Stewart, age 71, passed away, April 18, 2014 in Howell. Gerry was born June 7, 1942 in Detroit to Leslie C. and Margaret (Sajewski) McCumber. Gerry married Oscar Stewart May 16, 1963 in Wayne County. Her Family... Gerry is survived by her daughters, Kim (Alan) Kozarian, Donna (Bob) Reid; son-in-law Rodney DeCare; and grandchildren, Courtney, Michael, Kyle, Christian, Nathan, Logan and Jacob. She is preceded in death by her husband Oscar in 2009, daughter, Dawn in 2000 and sister Susan in 2012. Her Farewell... Gerry's family and friends will gather on Monday, April 21 from 1 to 8 p.m. Gerry's Healing farewell will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel with Pastor Kurt Hutchens as celebrant. Please leave a message of comfort to Gerry's family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guest book at borekjennings.com
WIRSU, ROY C. Age 96, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Oak Ridge Home of Devine Senior Living in Pinckney, MI. Born October 12, 1917 in Allouez, MI, he was the son of Henry and Josephine (Arola) Wirsu. Formerly of Detroit and a resident of Rochester Hills since 1970, Roy worked for Square D Manufacturing for more than 40 years, and was a member of the UAW. He enjoyed building and fixing things, reading, working puzzles, bowling, pool, square dancing, cheering for the Tigers, and spending time with his family. He had a great sense of humor, and was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Loving father of Lois Ruth Carpenter and her husband George of Howell, MI. Proud and loving grandfather of Thomas Edward Carpenter and his wife Melissa Combs of Ann Arbor, and their children, Parker Maytal Carpenter and Rowan Louise Carpenter; Karen Elizabeth Hayes and her husband Steven of Ann Arbor and their children, Rebekah Elizabeth Hayes Schassberger and her husband Zachary of Ypsilanti, Steven Michael Hayes of Ypsilanti, and Micah Jose Hayes of Ann Arbor. Roy is survived by one brother, Russell Wirsu of Laurium, Mi and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death in 1990 by his wife Clara L. (Jaakkola), whom he married on February 14, 1942. He was also preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: H. Clemens Wirsu, Theodore W. Wirsu, Lillian E. Wirsu Andrina, Viola J. Wirsu Koskiniemi, Edwin R. Wirsu, Ruth S. Wirsu and Ronald T. Wirsu. Roy was a longtime member of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills, MI where a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Lutheran World Relief, 700 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Arrangements by MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517) 546-2800. Please sign the family's online guestbook at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
HALLER, J.C. "JAKE" Age 91 of Howell, passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born February 10, 1923 in Genoa Township, he was the son of George and Andrea (Nielsen) Haller. A lifelong area resident and 1940 graduate of Howell High School, Jake was also a proud WWII Army veteran. He was a retired service technician for Consumers Power, member of the First United Methodist Church in Howell, lifetime member of the Howell Elks Club and enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards. Beloved husband of Sybil (Heeg) Haller whom he married in Howell on September 26, 1942. Loving father of Janet (Myrlen) Ivey-Geer of Howell, Sandra (Dennis) Aldrich of Redford, Connie (Dale) Borst of Brighton, and "daughter-in-love", Lisa Carden. Also survived by six grandchildren, Jill (George) Conkey, Jay (Angela) Ivey, Christine (Nathan) Hathaway, Kelly (Tom) Spangler, Stacy (Chris) Thurman, Heather Borst and 12 great-grandchildren. Jake was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Lawrence, Louise, Marie and Mae. Visitation Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with Funeral Services Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Howell or Residential Hospice. Please visit the family's online guestbook at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
PETTIBONE, HAROLD H. Age 92 of Hartland Township, passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born In Port Clinton, Ohio on December 13, 1921, he was the son of the late Clifford and the late Pearl (Kreager) Pettibone. Formerly of Fenton, Harold was a proud WWII Army veteran. He was a retired production manager in the aerospace industry, a Mason, member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Civil Air Patrol. Loving father of Robert (Carol) Pettibone of Bolivar, Missouri, Jerry (Rita) Pettibone of Ellendale, North Dakota and Gail (Mike) Liberty of Fenton. Grandfather of nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death on May 27, 2013 by the love of his life, Joanne Pettibone whom he had married in Fort Fairfield, Maine on November 7, 1960. He was also preceded in death by a very special grandson, Ryan Patrick Liberty and a sister, Norma Fowler. Harold was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6481 Faussett Road, Howell where his memorial mass will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Please visit the family's online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
CLARKE, EDWARD D. Age 88 of Brighton passed away April 15, 2014. He was born June 16, 1925 the son of Harold and Thressa (Gearhart) Clarke. On July 15, 1971 he married Jane Smith in East Lansing and they moved to the Brighton area in 1972. Ed enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement in 1991 he was an Engineer for General Motors. Ed is survived by his wife of 42 years Jane, children: James (Yona) Clarke, Dean (Eliza) Clarke, Charlotte (Kay) Clarke-Vanderhorst, Suzanne (Scott) Dershem, Karla (Joe) Lintzenich, Jeff (Susan) Brakora, Ethan (Shelly) Clarke, Jeremy Clarke, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St Mary Magdalen Parish. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Keehn Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in Ed's name may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home. Please visit Ed's Book of Memories at: www.keehnfuneralhome.com
ELKO, ELEANOR Age 75, died April 10, 2014. Memorial service April 19, 11 a.m. Our Savior Apostolic Lutheran Church, 54899 Eight Mile Rd., Northville. www.phillipsfuneral.com
WALSH, MICHAEL WILLIAM Age 58 of Howell, passed away at home Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born March 2, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of William and Barbara (Arntz) Walsh. Beloved husband of Cheryl (Klay) Walsh; also survived by his mother, Barbara "Bobbie Jo" of South Lyon, sister, Judy Hanke of South Lyon and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Roy and Jeannine Klay. Michael was a graduate of Fordson High School in 1974. After his retirement from Ford Wixom Plant, he enjoyed spending time landscaping his yard and spending time in his woods. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at The Rock Church, 11400 S. Linden Road, Fenton. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to Jonny Dunlap or Livingston County Animal Control or Genesys Hospice. Please visit the family's online guestbook at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
PETZOLD, ALFRED E. Age 94, passed away Sunday April 13, 2014. He was born April 7, 1920 in North Frisian Islands, Germany and came to this country at age 5. He was a skilled machine tool builder and co-owner of H.R. Krueger Machine Tool, Farmington, MI where he retired. He served in the US Army during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Petzold and sister-in-law Jenny Spencer both of Punta Gorda, FL and his sister Marianne Reye, Traverse City, MI with his children; Jon Petzold, South Lyon, MI Susan Armstrong, Pinckney, MI Bill Petzold, Howell, MI and his stepsons; John Curington, Ypsilanti, MI and Bruce Curington, Taylor, MI. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl Paul and Ottilie Petzold and his sister, Irma Selvin. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends in Michigan at a later date to be announced.