PICHNER, EVELYN I. Age 84, of Howell, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. She was born to the late Alex and Lottie Skoski on September 22, 1930 in Dearborn, MI. Evelyn graduated from St. Andrew High School in 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Pichner on January 19, 2007. They married on October 4, 1952 and lived in Detroit before relocating to the home they built together in Howell in 1989. Early in her career she worked for the Detroit Edison Company, and later at Forest City in Livonia. Evelyn spent her later years at home enjoying her family, bird watching and observing other wildlife on her property. She was also a lifetime movie fan and spent countless hours watching her favorites. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. She is survived by three children: Susan (John) White of Laingsburg, Linda (Alan) Klais of Howell, Frank A. (Joann) Pichner of Commerce Twp., three grandchildren: Maureen (Andrew) Grossman, Jaclyn (Steven) Schafer, Hannah Pichner, and three great-grandchildren: Olivia Schafer, Colton Grossman, Steven Schafer. Evelyn is also survived by two brothers, Bernard and Alex Skoski. Visitation 4-7 PM, Saturday, November 1, with a Funeral Service Sunday, November 2, 1:00 PM at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Ave., Howell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Michigan Aerospace Foundation, c/o Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant, PO Box 8282, Ann Arbor, MI 48107. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
DEAN, ALVIN L. Age 85. Burial and military honors will be 10am on October 25 in South Lyon Cemetery. Please visit: www.phillipsfuneral.com
GAYLORD, JULIE A. 35 of South Lyon passed October 27, 2014. Visitation Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Keehn Funeral Home. Funeral service Monday at 4:30 P.M. at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
SHORE, Robert Joseph Jr. Age 78 of Howell, passed away at his home early Friday morning, October 24, 2014. Born January 17, 1936 in Detroit, he was the son of Peter and Anna (Stasiukiewicz) Swanek. Formerly of Livonia, Bob has been a Howell area resident for the past eight years. He was a retired electrical engineer for AT&T, former volunteer for Gleaners Community Food Bank, taught CCD for 10 years, served as a Eucharistic Minister and enjoyed building model airplanes. Beloved husband of Jacquelyn (Mazorowicz) Shore whom he married in Detroit on May 11, 1957. Loving father of Joseph P. (Robert) Shore-Goss of Sun Valley, California, Norman G. (Catherine) Shore of Novi and Angela M. (Jason Sanford) Anderson of Northville. Proud grandfather of Sydney and Sierra Anderson and Ryan and Annalise Shore. Bob who was loved by everyone was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E. Washington St. (at Fowler St.), Howell where his funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (in state at church 10 a.m.). Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. (Rosary 7 p.m.) at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Catholic Social Services of Livingston County, Gleaners Community Food Bank or St. Joseph Catholic Church, Howell. Please visit the family's on line guest book at: macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
FIELD, EDWIN FORREST "BUD" Age 85, passed away October 20, 2014 at the Veterans Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Bud was married to Beverly in the spring of 1956. The have three children, Steve, Jerry and Jeanene. Bud worked as an estimator and also in sales for Richard Bros. Punch Co. for 47 years. Baseball, tennis, and bowling were his favorite sports he enjoyed doing. Bud was blessed with five grandchildren: Tama Field, Emily and Jeff Naudi, Christopher Field, Megan Moilanen and Anthony Field. In addition, another blessing given are two great-grandchildren, Carter Naudi and Elise Naudi. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Bud's life on November 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 W. St. Paul, Brighton, MI 48116. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul's Building Fund or the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037. Please visit Bud's Book of Memories at www.keehnfuneralhome.com
MADSEN, THOMAS E. HOWELL, MI His Legacy Thomas E. Madsen, 73, of Howell, walked through the gates of Heaven on October 21, 2014. Thomas was born April 11, 1941 in Detroit, MI. He married Maryann Olst, October 29, 1982 in Livonia, MI. Thomas was a police officer in Detroit prior to transferring to and retiring from the Livonia Police Dept. He was also a member of the American Legion and served in the US Army during the Cold War. His Family Thomas is survived by his loving wife Maryann; son Tommy; and sister, Marie Kalapinski of North Carolina. He is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Magda. His Farewell Thomas's family and friends will gather on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM followed by a Memorial Service with military honors at 6:00 PM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the Livingston County Humane Society. Please leave a message of comfort to the Madsen family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign his guestbook at: borekjennings.com
MALLINGER, JOHN "PAUL" Age 65 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on October 1, 1949, he was the son of John P. and Lorraine T. (Beniteau) Mallinger. A Monroe resident for the past four years, Paul formerly resided in Flat Rock and Howell. He had been employed as a welder for Ford and then GM, retiring from GM's Hydramatic Plant in Ypsilanti following 33 years of service. Paul enjoyed welding, woodworking and carpentry and was a perfectionist with all of his projects. Beloved husband of Evlynne (Azrikan) Mallinger whom he married in Monroe in January of 2010. Loving father of Jeff Mallinger of Howell and Kelly Duquette of Howell. Grandfather of Haileigh Mallinger and Noah and Kaiden Duquette. Brother of Ronald, David, Gary, James and the late Mark. Also survived by his special friend, his dog Buddy. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800) where the family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Please visit the family's on line guest book at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
PAISON, CHAD M. Age 37, passed away October 21, 2014. He was born on September 17, 1977 in Ypsilanti, son of William "Larry" and Barbara Paison. Chad was a 1997 graduate of South Lyon High School. He was an avid hunter, loved animals and enjoyed electronics. He loved his family very much and always enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephews. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, grandson and nephew. Chad is survived by his loving parents, William "Larry" and Barbara Paison; his brothers: William (Carole) and Patrick (Una), his maternal grandmother, Eileen Menard; his niece, Sabina; and his nephews: Brandon, Paddy, and Donie. Chad is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 1-8 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7 p.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral Mass will celebrated on Monday, October 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (The Country Church), 6805 Mast Road, Dexter. The family will receive friends at Church beginning at 10 a.m. Chad will be laid to rest in Leland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Gift of Life or The National Kidney Foundation. Please visit www.phillipsfuneral.com
COLLINS, ROBERT J. Whitmore Lake, Michigan His Legacy Robert Joseph Collins, age 90, of Whitmore Lake, Michigan passed away, October 22, 2014. He was born September 28, 1924 in Springfield, Ohio, to Edward W. and Ethel G. (Jacobs) Collins. Robert served proudly in the United Sates Navy. On May 21, 1949, he married the love of his life, Isabelle M. Geistler, in Redford, MI and they enjoyed over 65 years of marriage. Robert worked as a welder in the automotive industry and enjoyed woodworking and crafts. He was also active at the Hamburg Senior Center. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family members who will remember him dearly. His Family Robert leaves behind his wife, Isabelle; children, Robert Jr. (Nancy) of Howell, MI, Gary (Laurie) of Ft. Gratiot, MI, Michael (Sheri) of Walled Lake, MI, and Jon (Keena) of Lynchburg, Virginia; brother-in-law, Ralph (Betty) Geistler; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Norman, John "Cal", and Dorothy. His Farewell Family and friends will gather 1-7 p.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Healing Farewell will be Monday, October 27, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Hamburg, MI. Gathering will begin 9 a.m. with 10 a.m. service. Rev. Dr. Evan Gaertner will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Robert's family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.