SCHAUB-SWIATEK CATHERINE M. (NEE SCIBERRAS) passed away August 21, 2013 in Grand Rapids. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Schaub Sr. (1990). Loving mother of Fred (Bonnie) Schaub, Carolyn Powers and Linda (Tom) McWilliams. Dear sister of Rosie Badalucco. Also leaves six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. Visitation 3p.m. 8 p.m. Monday at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Rd. (2 Blks. West of Woodward) Berkley. Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. Memorials suggested to Hospice of West Michigan or Grace Lutheran Church, Baldwin, MI. Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com
SCHILINSKE PHILIP age 58, of Redford August 21, 2013. Beloved son of Raymond and Grace Schilinske. Loving brother of Monica (Michael) Head and Laura (Robert) D'Angelo. Cherished uncle of Reace and Chans Head, Vincent (Ashton), Marla, and Lena D'Angleo. Visitation will take place at Fred Wood Funeral Home Rice Chapel 36100 Five Mile Road (E. of Levan) Livonia, Sunday 4-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place Monday at the Church of the Holy Family 24505 Meadowbrook Road Novi in state 10:00 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery. Please share memories at Fredwoodfuneralhome.com
SIEGRIST WALTER JR. Age 87, born in Detroit, passed away on August 13, 2013 at 11:11 a.m. in Livonia, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Cecelia. Walt is survived by his two sons William and Robert (Debbie) and loving grandfather of Kristin Hayes Lao (Alex), Robert Walter (Tonya), Brian and Megan. Beloved of great grandchildren Audrey and Jake Lao and dear companion Lois Pentiuk. Walt was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, serving his country in the Navy aboard an aircraft carrier the USS Card, CVE 11. He attained a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University, and then went on to work for and retire from the Chrysler Corporation as an auditor in their Highland Park World Headquarters Accounting Department. During his life, Walt was an avid Stamp Collector and after retiring from Chrysler in 1981; he enjoyed his many travels with Lois. He was an amazing man and will always be missed and never forgotten. A Memorial Service will be held on August 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48033. 248-350-1900.
SKIBBE KAREN F. August, 23, 2013. Age 56. Beloved wife of Doug. Dear mother of Stacey (Matt) Wittscheck and Eric (Grant Saylor). Proud grandmother of Jacob and Andrew. Loving sister of Patty Griffenham, Dennis (Lisa) Knoph and Patrick (Denise) Davis. Funeral Monday 7:00pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Pky (16 Mile) Friends may visit from 2:00pm until the time of Service. Memorial Tributes to The Michigan Humane Society are welcome. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com
SOUTHORN ANDREW B. Age 24 of Wyandotte, August 23, 2013. Dearest son of Charles and Dru. Loving brother of Eli, Benjamin (Lisa), Jesse (Holly) and Vail. Dear grandson of Adelaide (Frank) Wiley. Uncle of Lyndsey, Brayden, Jackson and Matthew. Nephew of Richard Southorn, Jackie Kelly and Haig and Kate Stoddard. Preceded in death by grandparents Burdett Stoddard and Charles and Eleanore Southorn. Visitation Monday 1-8 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home 2544 Biddle Wyandotte, 48192. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church 72 Oak, Wyandotte. In state 10:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. www.nixonfuneralhome.com
SPAULDING DONALD R. August 21, 2013 age 85 of Northville. Beloved husband of Dolores. Loving father of Patrick (Joyce), Joanne (Scott) Hoeft, Suzanne, Marianne (Drew) Schmidt, Michael, and Richard (Debra). Proud grandfather of Jay and Clint Spaulding, Jared (Emily) and Chris Hoeft, Grace, Lianna and Maggie Schmidt, and Kyle and Emily Spaulding. Mr. Spaulding was the Founder of Spaulding Sales and March Limited. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn. Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 47650 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth. (at Beck) Interment Old St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice or Our Lady of Good Counsel Bldg. Fund. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
STRAND MURRAY A. Age 92 of Plymouth. Beloved husband of Genevieve for 70 years. Loving father of Cynthia (Douglas) Shankwiler, David (Lauren) and William (Mary). Proud grandfather of Kevin, Brad, Carrie, Todd, Briana, Dawn and Jennifer and great-grandfather of nine. A Memorial Service will take place, Sunday, September 8th at 12 p.m. at the Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Society of West Shore, ASWS PO Box 39, Spring Lake, MI 49456 or online at www.asws.org.To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
SZYMANSKI VIRGINIA 86, August 23, 2013. Loving mother of David (Cheryl) and Jamie. Proud grandmother of Christina, James, and Frankie. Devoted partner of Al. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods with visitation Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. ahpeters.com
TOLLIS ENRICO M. Age 80, passed away on August 21, 2013 in Pacentro, Italy. Beloved father of Ann Marie (Thomas) Butwin, Michael (Sharon) Tollis, loving grandfather of Tommy and Carla Butwin. Survived by sister Liliana in Pacentro, Italy and Lillian Buccilli Curtis, mother of his children. Predeceased by parents Ugo and Angela Tollis, sister Anna and brother Sergio. Funeral and burial held August 22, 2013 at Chiesa Santa Maria della Misericordia, Pacentro, Italy. A memorial service will be held in Michigan in the near future.
TOWNSEND GERALDINE LENORE (NEE ROULSTON) age 95 passed away peacefully on August 17, 2013 with her family by her side. Loving mother of Melvin (Charlotte) Townsend of Sterling Heights, David (Carol) Townsend of Waterford and Wendy (Carl) Mersch of Asheville, North Carolina. Loving grandmother of Shannon (Doug) Moore, Christine (Mark) Romness, Scott (Karen) Townsend, Beth Hartline, Fallon (Leslie) Vinson and Keith (Jan) Townsend. Dear great-grandmother of Anna, William, Jane, Lee, Paul, Andrew, Nathan, Emma, Kate, Trevor and Charlotte. Also survived by her sister-in-law Mary, and many nieces and nephews. The family will gather with friends Saturday, September 28th 10 a.m. until the 12 noon Memorial Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc, P.O. Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
VITTORELLI VINCENT, August 23, 2013, age 86. Beloved husband of the late Frances. Loving father of Denise Wood (Robert), Paul, Vince (Jean), and the late Deborah DePew. Dear grandfather of Ryan (Theresa), Jessica (Stefan), Sean, Heather (Lee), Jamie, Joey, and Laura. Great-grandfather of Emma, Addison, and Alayna. Family will receive friends Monday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver), 248-362-2500, with Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 E. Fourteen Mile, Clawson. Visitation at church begins at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Guardian Angels Council. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
WATKINS VIRGINIA M. age 92, August 10, 2013. Loving mother of Kathryn (Jerry Friesnecker) Blaskovich, Barbara Conner, Robert (Susan) Conner and Paul Conner. Beloved sister of the late Lenore Di Rocco. Grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, loving family and friend. She will be greatly missed by Maighie and Lulu. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Please sign Virginia's online guestbook at www.cremationmichigan.com
WEISSE DONALD of Rochester Hills, peacefully on August 19, 2013, at age 80. Born in Brooklyn to Alva (Agar) and Frank Weisse. Beloved husband of Lois (Gildea). Dear father of Eileen Weisse-McIsaac (Timothy), Donald Weisse (Lynn), Frank Weisse (Heather), and Michelle Smith (Michael). Grandfather of nine. Brother of Bruce Weisse (Shirley), and uncle of Melissa and Bruce Weisse. Family will receive friends Sunday (August 25) 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m. Memorial tributes to the Smile Train, 245 Fifth Ave., Suite 2201, NY, NY 10016. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
WENTZ ALAN WILLIAM "BILL" JR. 78, of Clawson and beloved teacher for the Clawson Schools died August 20, 2013. Bill is survived by his sister, Marcia Roth. A Celebration of Bill's life will take place in the Clawson High School Auditorium, 101 John M. Avenue, Clawson, MI 48017 at 12 Noon Monday, August 26, 2013. Visitation Monday from 10 am until 12 pm at the school. To read the obituary visit www.GramerFuneralHome.com
WEST SUSAN MARIE August 21, 2013, Age 53 of Westland. Beloved wife of Michael for 32 years. Loving mother of Rachel (Wesley) Stubbs and Jason West. Proud grandmother of Sean. Dear sister of Curtis (Debbie) Liedel, Joni Liedel and DeeDee (Chris) Rexin. Dear daughter-in-law of Ralph (Sue) Heady and sister-in-law of Jeffrey (Kathleen) West. Loved by her puppy, "Lola". Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gathering Monday 2 p.m. until the 6 p.m. Memorial Service at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Road (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill) Westland. Memorial contributions may be made to COPD Foundation. To share a memory, visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
WIESE JANE 79, of Princeton, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Stonebridge Montgomery Assisted Living. Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Mrs. Wiese was raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She came to New Jersey in 1982 and settled in Princeton. She was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Wiese was an active member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Princeton Junction. She also enjoyed volunteer work, having donated her time to the American Heart Association/American Cancer Society and the A.A.U.W. Predeceased by her husband, John Richard Wiese; her parents, Marjorie and Charles Carson; and her granddaughter, Amy, Mrs. Wiese is survived by her children and their spouses, David and Kathryn Wiese, Susan and Hap Haasch, and Katy and Bill Fisher; her grandchildren, Sarah, Andrew, Carolyn, Kelsey, Haley, Shannon, Patrick, and Jack; her sister, Merrill Malott; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until service at 2:00 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Interment will be in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Wiese's memory to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction, NJ, 08550.
WOHLETZ GAIL LEON age 91, born April 23, 1922, passed away on August 18, 2013, in White Lake, Michigan. Gail is survived by his wife, Mary; children Cheryll (Otto) Viteri, Mimi (Hank) McHale, Jim (Sherry), Denise (Jerry) Hill, Joanne (Scott) Fleck, Mary (Steve) Zechar, John (Karen), Michele (Jerry) Eyraud, and Dan (Jennifer); 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a circle of many loving relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his sons David and Mark. Memorial Service Monday, August 26, 1:30p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Bedford Road, Holly, MI, followed by a Memorial Luncheon at the Historic Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Seasons Hospice, 27355 John R., Madison Heights, MI 48071 (www.seasons.org).