LODHOLZ ELSA LOUISE, September 8, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Harry Lodholz. Dear mother of William (Jean) Lodholz, Harriet (Jim) Tepel, Martha (Don) Harper, Sarah Lodholz. Loving grandmother of six. Mrs. Lodholz is remembered by her family as a dedicated teacher at St. John Berchman, Detroit and St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores. A dedicated volunteer leader of Camp Fire Detroit Area Council for many years. Mrs Lodholz is an alumni of Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI. A memorial Mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 15th at St. Athanasius Church, 18720 E. 13 Mile Road (at Kelly Road), Roseville. Friends may call at the Church after 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. kaulfuneralhome.com
LOECHEL WILLIAM EDGAR Age 88, of Troy, formerly of Birmingham peacefully passed away on September 7, 2011. He is predeceased by his wife, Helen. He is survived by his children Bill (Chris), Rob, and Jane, his grandchildren, Jeff (Duana), Molly, Scott, and Jonathan, his great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Taylor, and his son-in-law Don . Bill was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and loved Maryland his entire life. He spent his career working as a medical illustrator, for many years at Wayne State Medical School, after serving as the first medical illustrator at the National Institutes of Health. He was a well-respected artist, specializing in western art and landscapes. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Birmingham for 51 years. Bill was a founder of the Birmingham branch of Westerners (Piety Hill Coral) and was a member of Civil War Round Table. He wrote and illustrated numerous books including many about medical illustration, medical texts and reference books. Bill wrote, created, and starred in a tv series where he taught anatomy as he drew (during his tenure at Wayne State University) called 'The Miracle of Human Architecture'. Bill was a poet, a writer, a 1933 baseball card collector, a historian, and a philosopher. He was quick to come up with appropriate quotes or puns. He was a wonderful husband, beloved father, neighbor, and friend. He was a family man who had patience, understanding and wisdom to share. Bill was generous with his time and his artwork, having been known to take a painting off the wall to give to someone who admired it. Bill had dignity and set a fine example of how to live life. He was a peacemaker, a tremendous support system to those who knew and loved him, was known for being a good listener, for his humor, patience and kindness. There will be a private memorial service with interment at the First United Methodist Church at a later date.Donations may be made to Therapaws of Michigan, P.O. Box 92, Dexter, MI 48130 or (www.therapaws.org).
LOFTIS JOHNNIE C. September 8, age 84, formerly of Madison Heights, MI. Beloved father of Pamela (Fred) Cavataio, Donna (Steven) Battani, John Loftis, Jr., Cheryl Loftis, andTonya (Steven) White; brother, Carlee Loftis; and six grandchildren. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 210 W. Pottawatamie St., Tecumseh, MI. Interment will be in Bee Branch, Arkansas.
LOPEZ ZULEMA V. September 9, 2011. Loving wife of the late Refugio. Dearest mother of Cynthia (Steven) Lopez-Beavis, Doris Lupinski, Daniel (Karen), Patricia (Stuart) Weiler, Christina (Miguel) Lopez-Cancel. Also survived by three sisters, six brothers and ten grandchildren. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Tr) Monday 29 p.m. In state 10 a.m. Tuesday St. Michael Catholic Church 11441 Hubbard (at Plymouth Rd) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
MAY CRAIG W. September 3, 2011. Age 56. Of Lemont, Il., formerly of Brighton, Mi. and Ada, Mi. Devoted husband of Susan M. May, nee Irwin. Cherished father of Scott, Elise, and Kathryn May. Loving son of the late Helen and the late John May. Beloved brother of Jeffrey (Carole) May, Gail (Robert) Cadieux, and Jill (David) Haller. Dearest son-in-law of Earlene and the late William Irwin. Fond brother-in-law of William (Linda) Irwin and Janet Pointer. Craig was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Petkus Lemont Funeral Home, 12401 S. Archer Ave.,(at Derby Rd.), Lemont. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Offerings to the American Heart Association will be deeply appreciated. 800-994-7600 or www.petkusfuneralhomes.com
MAYNARD ALBERT September 8, 2011. Age 67. Beloved husband of Kathy. Dear father of Andrea (Bob) Brenner, Kay Lynn Carnell, Dane (Jacklyn) Carnell, and Audra (Trevor) Conaway. Proud grandfather of Trevor II, Katelyn, Drew, and Cooper. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Visitation Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m., as well as Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Service. Additional Service Tuesday 3 p.m. at Comins Mennonite Church, 4263 W. First St., Comins, MI. Friends may visit from noon until the time of service. Sunset burial to follow at Clinton Township Cemetery. Al became a member of Competition Car Club in 1962. He was very competitive in the late 60's with his 1957 Chevy sponsored by Standard Auto Supply. In the early 70's, Al continued on the drag scene with his '67 Camero sponsored by Gratiot Auto Supply. In 1975, Al was elected by MHRA to be the show Chairman for the Detroit Autorama. In 2002, Al was honored to be one of the 50 people to "Make a Difference" and contributed greatly to the success of the Detroit Autorama. In 2011 at the Concours D'Elegance of America Show at St. John's Inn, Al became the first person to have a registered class (Muscle Cars) to bear his name. Al will always be remembered for his great memory. He had GM parts numbers stuffed everywhere in his head. So much so that in the 80's, Super Chevy Magazine did a story about him and some of his rare engines. We could share Al Maynard stories for hours, just one thing for sure he will always be remembered as a true friend and terrific gentleman. Al requested no flowers, plants, trinkets, and trash be sent for his service. A donation can be addressed to the Albert Maynard Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens Bank. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
McCULLOUGH- DEESEN DIANA "SANDY" age 66 of Howell and formerly of Rochester, passed away suddenly Thursday, September 8, 2011. Born November 11, 1944 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Jack D. and Ruby E. (Jacobs) McCullough. Diana was a 1962 graduate of Rochester High School and had been employed as a registered nurse for the Howell Care Center for the past 15 years. Loving mother of daughters, Elizabeth Deesen-Chorlian of San Diego, CA and Jaclyn Deesen-Cool of Williamston, MI; step-children, Kenneth Deesen of Rochester, Paul (Denise) Deesen of Shelby Twp. and Kathy Florcruz of Florida. Also survived by her grandchildren, Vanessa, Lindsey, McKenzie and Chase; Brother, William McCullough of Petoskey, MI. Visitation Wednesday, 1 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 p.m. with funeral services Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of Livingston County. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
MECH JOHN Age 85. September 9, 2011. Beloved husband of Kathleen. Loving father of Roger (Beth), Patrick (Molly), Kelley (Tim) Daley, Kathleen (Chris) Winn, Noreen (Mark) Lauzon and Father J.J. Cherished grandpa of 17 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn Sunday 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. In state Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn at 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
MELLEBRAND ELMER August 5, 2011 Age 88. Beloved husband of Carol. Loving father of Kristine and Kent Mellebrand. Dear grandfather of Jeffrey and Brady Lyons. Committal service will take place privately. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home. 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
MILES MARY Of Flushing, MI, age 77, died September 8, 2011. Beloved wife of Grady. Loving mother of Steven (Theresa). Memorial Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Rossell Funeral Home, 307 E. Main St., Flushing. Visitation starting one hour prior service.
MORONE ANN L. September 8, 2011. Age 53. Beloved daughter of Richard and Vilma Morone. Dear sister of Justin, Susan Jones, Rick, Louise Gates, John, and Michael. Also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 4 p.m. and Funeral Service 5 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins Fr. Solanus Guild or the Michigan Humane Society. Private entombment Sacred Heart Cemetery. ahpeters.com
MUENK DORIS A. August 9, 2011 Age 97. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Dear mother of Donald B., M.D. (Kathy) and Kenneth (Harriet). Loving grand mother of Donald K., Sarah, Elizabeth and Jonathan. Great grandmother of Stella, Amelia, Charlie, Cullen and Andrew. Sister of the late Irene Tuck and Roy LePage. Aunt of Joyce Sarles, Carol Psaros and the late Roy MacDonald. Memorial service Saturday, September 17th, 11a.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, Lone Pine Rd., west of Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd., Bloomfield Hills, 48303-0801 A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
NEBLETT DR. THOMAS R. September 8, 2011, age 83. Beloved husband of Nancy. Dear uncle of Nancy (Brian) Malone, James (Mary) LeRoy and Larry (Nancy) LeRoy. Brother-in-law of Betty (Jim) LeRoy. Cousin of Dr. David LaMar Keiser. A Memorial Gathering will be held Monday from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth where a Memorial Service will follow on Tuesday 11 a.m. Contributions suggested to Cardiac & Vascular Institute of Research, c/o Henry Ford Hospital, 6525 2nd Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Share your special thoughts and memories at www.schrader-howell.com.
NIXON CURTIS September 1, 2011. Beloved husband of Lynda Nixon. Father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, loved by many. Memorial Service and Celebration of Life to be held at Bethel Assembly of God, 2984 Fort Street, Lincoln Park, MI at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011.
O'KEEFE KEN of Pompano Beach, Florida, September 3, 2011. Beloved husband of Patty for 25 years. Loving father of Debbie (Jim) McLogan, Ken (Christine) O'Keefe and Carol (Fred) Holguin. Proud grandfather of Christy (Trent) Moses, Ryan O'Keefe, Cindy (Adam) Jones, Meaghan O'Keefe, Carissa Miyano and Daniel Holguin. Dear brother of Ann (Dave) Zwick. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Genevieve O'Keefe and two brothers Tom O'Keefe and Don O'Keefe. The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, was in charge of arrangements. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Josephine Ford Cancer Center through the Henry Ford Health System. Visit Ken's eternal tribute at www.martenson.com.
O'NEILL EDWARD T. Age 92. September 9, 2011. Beloved husband of Rita (nee Crawford). Loving father of Kathleen, Timothy (Diane), Mary Ellen (James) Cassady, Margaret (the late William) Fitzgerald, Barbara (Clair) Hoehn, and Maureen (Timothy) Kapala. Dear brother of Margaret Duggan, Kathleen Neville, and the late Mary Bishop and Frank O'Neill. Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with an evening scripture service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203-7279 or Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
OCHOA YVONNE Age 93, went to her heavenly reward, September 8, 2011. Mother of John (deceased), Renee, Paul, Linda, and Roy. Grandmother to 15 grandchildren. She has joined the love of her life, her husband John Ochoa, who preceded her; in a joyous reunion. We love you, and you will remain forever in our hearts.
PAILLE ROBERT "BOB" N. Age 76, of Roseville, passed away peacefully September 9, 2011. He is the beloved husband of Claire. Dear brother of Carmen, Margaret, Dorothy, and Marie Claire (Kamel). He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Cecile and Dolores and brother-in-law, Yvon. He was active with the Secular Franciscan Order, from the Fraternity of St. David in Washington, MI, and St. Edmond Parish; he will be missed by his many brothers and sisters from both. Visitation Sunday 38 p.m. and Monday 28 p.m. with a prayer service 7 p.m. Monday at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Visitation will continue Tuesday from noon until the time of the Funeral Mass 12:30 p.m. at St. Edmond Catholic Church, Warren. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
PAJAK JOSEPH A. Age 89. WWII PFC Army Veteran. Husband of the late Veronica. Dear father of John (Connie), Janice (Steve) Cochell, Anthony (Carol), Brian, Bruce (Lisa), and the late James. Grandfather of six and great grandfather of one. Brother of Angeline Orfin and Wanda Wilk. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (btwn. 6 & 7 Mile). In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. service at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 16175 Delaware, Redford Twp., MI. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Contributions to the church are appreciated.
PALMER ROBERT JAY JR. 61, of Royal Oak, MI passed away on August 3, 2011. He was born on September 20, 1949 in Dearborn, MI to the late Robert Jay Palmer Sr. and Grace (Dimaria) Palmer. He was married to Linda (Swanson) Palmer in 1970. Robert is survived by three children: Theresa Russo of Hagerstown, MD, Sara Palmer of Royal Oak, MI, and Robert Jay Palmer III of Springfield, Oregon. He is also survived by brother Christopher A. Palmer, and several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to http://honor.americanheart.org. Search "Palmer" under Memorial or Tribute. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 17, 2011 at Starr Presbyterian Church, Royal Oak.
PAQUETTE ANTOINE E. (TONY), passed away in Hudson, Florida in September 3, 2011. He was born November 7, 1938 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He came into the state of Michigan in 1954 from where he retired in 2000 from a 43 year career with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and Detroit Newspaper Agency and moved to Hudson, FL. He was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Mary Louise Paquette and son, John at age 19. Tony is survived by his beloved wife Lynne Dolores and children, Catherine Louise (Karl) LeBlanc, Jacqueline (Wayne Szczesniewski) Leonard, Marie Therese, Richard, Robert, Maurice (Shannon), Paul-Emile (Teresa), Madeleine (Keith) Dechy, James (Katherine), Michelle (Craig) Dechy, Anne-Marie (Daniel) Miller, Renee (Steven) Anderson; beloved step-children, Larry (Lora) Smola, Richard Smola, William (Theresa) Smola; 34 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. He is also survived by one brother Maurice (Patricia) and one sister, Irene (Jerry) Sanders and six nephews and many, many friends and relatives. Tony was an active parishioner of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Hudson FL; he was a Past Grand Knight Council #2659, Howell, Michigan, an active member of St. Michael Council #10377, Hudson, FL; an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Michael Council; active member of Pasco Post-Polio Syndrome Group and the North Central Florida Post-Polio Support Group. Tony was a past member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell where Mass of Resurrection will be held Wednesday, September 14 at 12:00 noon (in state 11 a.m.). Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson, FL 34647. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com
POBUR ALLAN Age 75. Dear brother of Edward R., Sharon (David) Jacobs, and uncle of many loving nieces and nephews. Services were handled privately by the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile in Livonia. www.neely-turowski.com.
POPE MICHAEL J. Surrounded by family, Mr. Michael J. Pope of Sterling Heights passed away quietly on Friday, September 9, 2011. Michael was the owner and broker of Pope Realty and Investment Company where he and his staff sold many homes to both Wayne and Macomb County residents for over 40 years. Within this time period, he also served as President of the Macomb County Board of Realtors. In addition to being a business owner, Michael was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and a veteran of WWII Army Air Corps. Michael had given back to the community through many generous acts throughout his life. Michael (aka Jack), was a devoted husband to the late Geraldine A. Pope (nee Mauer) and father of the late William P. Pope. He is survived by his four sons and three daughters: Michael (Lori), Robert, Richard (Sue), Theresa (James) Van Pamel, Mary Ann, Linda (Ron) Zink, and James (Christina). He is also survived and will be missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, September 12, 2011, 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren, MI. In state Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 9:30 at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights, MI. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
POUNDS WILLIAM F. LEN Age 88. September 9, 2011 of Trenton. Beloved husband of Janet. Loving father of Diana (Jerry) Brown. Dearest grandfather of Andrew (Shawn) McRae, Bryan (Amrita) McRae. Dear great grandfather of Savanah McRae, Holden McRae, Ava McRae and Oscar McRae. Brother of Muriel Quigley and Jacqueline Bull. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 1 p.m., until time of service 6 p.m., from the John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline Road, Southgate. www.molnarfuneralhome.com
RENAS NORMAN DONALD , 81, passed away in Keller, TX Friday August 26, 2011. He was born in Detroit Michigan, November 4th 1929. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors: wife, Marie K., children, Donald N. Renas and Tracy M. Farmer; six grandchildren and preceded in death by his brothers, Frederick Krug, Edward Renas, Leonard Renas; sister, Eleanor Krug.
ROBERTS DOROTHY M. (SMITH) Age 91 of Detroit, Michigan made her transition to be with her Heavenly Father September 7, 2011. She was a longtime member of Renaissance Baptist Church of Detroit and prior member of Second Baptist Church for over 50 years. Public viewing will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 2-9 p.m. at Cantrell Funeral Home, 10400 Mack Ave. Services will be held at 12 Noon Thursday, September 15, 2011 from Renaissance Baptist Church, 1045 E. Grand Blvd., with family hour beginning at 11:30.
ROGERS JACQUELINE Beloved wife for more then 40 years to the late Jerry Rogers. Dear mother of Donald (Keri) Cohen and Sandra Sherman. Loving grandmother of Joshua Sherman, Randi (Kate Mueller) Sherman, Hannah Cohen and Emma Cohen. Treasured great-grand-mother of Miri Sherman. Cherished sister of Eleanor (the late Irving) Marx and the late Betty (Irving) Lazar. Proud aunt of Darrell (Jill) Marx, Pam Migliore, Jerry (Pat) Marx, Bob Lazar, Cheryl (Garry) Buzil. SERVICES 1:00 P.M. SUNDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org.
ROSSI JOHN F. Age 84. September 8, 2011. Beloved husband of Ida. Loving father of Adele Rossi and Christina (Randall) Rickert. Proud grandfather of Emily Thomas-Cutlip (Dave) and Sarah McKinney (Bryan). Great-grandfather of Alyssa, Gretchen and Maximus. Dear brother of Joseph (Catherine), Rocco (Theresa) and Louis (Marge). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Sunday, 2-9 p.m. with rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Monday 11:30 a.m. at funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com
RUFFINI JOHN "G.I." September 8, 2011. Age 93. Beloved husband of Vita for 69 years. Loving father of Henry (the late Sharon), John Jr. (the late Rose Mary), and Rosemary (Larry) Mardeusz. Proud and loving grandfather of Marcie, Sherry, Larry Jr., Virginia, and the late Michelle, and great-grandfather of James, Jamie, Tyler, and Brandon. Dear brother of Henrieta (Chuck) Bruner. Mr. Ruffini proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1975 after 38 years of dedicated service. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Funeral with military honor Tuesday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
RZEPKA DAVID S. Age 54, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 after a short courageous battle with cancer. Survived by: his wife Holly of 31 years, children Ryan (Valerie) and Michelle, granddaughter Audrey Lynn, parents Stanley and Delphine Rzepka, brothers Jim (Andrea) and Michael (Julie), sister Nancy (Tim) Fix, and 17 nieces and nephews. A devoted employee to Colasanti Construction Services of Detroit, MI. Loved family and friends and spending time up North on the lake. His helpful hands will be missed by everyone he touched. His family were his friends and his friends were his family. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48375, Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 2-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral service Monday at Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48375. In state at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dr. Bruce Redman Research, In Honor of David S. Rzepka, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, 7129 Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 and Fr. Solanus Guild, 1780 Mt. Elliot, Detroit, MI 48207. Online condolences www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
SALLOUM ALFRED G. Age 72 September 8, 2011 Loving husband of Sandra for 47 years. Devoted father of George (Denise), Mark (Kelly) and the late Lisa. Adoring Jido of George, Joseph, Nicole, Jenna, Hayley, Julia, Andrew, Amber, Amanda, Katherine and the late Gabriel. Son of the late Sophie and George. Brother of Josephine, Evelyn, Madeline, Janette and the late Frances. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia. Tuesday in-state 10a.m. and Mass 11a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 47650 North Territorial, Plymouth. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com
SCIBILIA LITTERIO LARRY MICHAEL Age 61 of Metamora. September 8, 2011. Loving husband of Dale Lynn. Cherished father of Dawn (Michael) LeFevere, Daniel (Andrea) Scibilia, and Katie Scibilia. Grandfather of Robin, Jillian, Draven, and Vincent. Brother of Gaspare "Tony" (Cathy) Scibilia. He loved his family and served us well. His strength will never be matched. His loyalty will never be forgotten. His loud, beautiful voice will never be silenced. Funeral service Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11 a.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Interment Square Lake Cemetery, Orion. Suggested memorials to the family. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
SEARCY JAMES R., JR. Age 73, passed away September 8, 2011. He was born on April 13, 1938, in Detroit, to the late James and Florence (Cowan) Searcy. James is survived by his loving wife Antonia; sons, Richard, Jeffrey (Tina); daughters, Julie (Todd) and Jennifer (Garry); and seven grandchildren. James served in the U.S. Marines as a Lance Corporal. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He retired from Chevrolet Creative Services after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by two brothers. A memorial gathering will be held on September 12, Monday, from 38 p.m. A memorial service will be held on September 13, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile), South Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to the James Searcy family or to St. Jude's Children's Research. Online guestbook www.phillipsfuneral.com.
SHEPPARD LORRAINE M., age 88, who resided at Sunrise of North Ann Arbor, died Friday, July 29th, 2011. Born on September 3rd, in Detroit, Michigan to William F. and Luella M. (Gustafson) Dalzen. Lorraine graduated with honors from Grosse Pointe High school, and the Detroit Institute of Musical Art in 1939 at the age of 16. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Michigan in 1943 when she was only 20 years old. Her father was required to sign for her first job as a Teacher in the Bad Axe school district as she was not of legal age at the time. Her teaching career spanned more than 30 years in the Bad Axe, Mt. Pleasant, Big Rapids, and South Lake School Districts. She pursued and attained a Master's Degree in Education, from Wayne State University, while maintaining her busy teacher's schedule that included but was not limited to Classroom Teacher, Debate Coach, and Dramatic Arts Teacher/Sponsor. She was very proud that many of her students held her in such "high regard", kept in contact, and visited with her when schedules allowed. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority for more than 50 years and served as its State President from 1970-1972. She met her Husband, Maurice (Morrie) Sheppard, while teaching in Mt. Pleasant. They were married in June, 1952, and remained life partners until Morrie's death in early 1999. Lorraine traveled to all this world's continents beginning in 1947 with a trip to South America with her sister, Luella. Lorraine and Morrie took their first trip to Europe in 1955. Lorraine was able to continue her world travels well in to later life. She combined her love of travel, the "arts", and continuous learning throughout her life, and delighted with any opportunity to share this love with family and friends. Lorraine and Morrie enjoyed a peaceful retirement on Crooked Lake in Chelsea, Michigan beginning in 1977. Until this time, they had stayed at their "dream house" only during school vacation breaks and the summer. Lorraine loved living at the lake, relished the daily walks with her special friend, Sophie, and relaxed during pontoon rides in the morning and evening. Lorraine and Morrie enjoyed year-round living on the lake for several years before they began wintering in Pinellas Park, Florida. Lorraine enjoyed her volunteer work at the local library during their winter stay. The lake house in Chelsea was sold in 1995 and Lorraine and Morrie moved to their condo in Ann Arbor. Lorraine volunteered and received special recognition from the University of Michigan Health System for more than ten years of volunteer service. She also volunteered through the UMHS Social Work Office at the "jewelry sales" that benefitted programs for the Turner Geriatric Center. After Morrie died, Lorraine found comfort with a group of women whose hearts were also heavy with grief. She remained a member of this group for the rest of her life. She maintained an active membership with "The Cube" and faithfully drove herself to thrice weekly workouts until her health began to change. We always marveled at how devoted she was to staying active, healthy, and involved with others. She was forever a loyal Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines fan who always watched or listened to their games. She was a stranger only once, and then, a friend forever. Not one to embrace electronic communications, she loved to write and read a good letter. Lorraine was never at a loss for words and could carry on a stimulating conversation with anybody about anything. Lorraine is survived by her sister, Luella (Dalzen) Thompson, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Luella Dalzen, sister Elaine Dalzen, and brothers Russell Dalzen, Frederick Dalzen, and Ronald Dalzen. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Cremation has taken place according to Lorraine's wishes. Memorial service to be held on September 24th, 11:30 a.m. at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Please RSVP to the family at email@example.com if you plan to attend Interment at Fort Custer National Memorial Park in Battle Creek, Michigan at a later date.
SLOAT MARY ANNE Age 73 September 7, 2011. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Sandra (Gary) Nichol, William, Winifred (Loren) Hubbard and the late Jeffrey. Beloved grandmother of Thomas, Christopher, Rachel and MaryAnne. Sister of Marell (Larry) and Sheila. Aunt of Sheri. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Road and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (two blocks west of Inkster, two blocks south of Ford Rd.) www.santeiufuneralhome.com
SOUILLIERE RENE Beloved husband of Mary. Dearest father of David (Jan), Bill, and Joan. Also survived by two granddaughters and three great-granddaughters. Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. with Rosary at 5 p.m. at Don Graham Funeral Home, 1005 Junction at Fisher Fwy. Visitation Monday 9 a.m. at All Saints Church until time of Mass 10 a.m.
SPENCER JOHN G. 73, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2011. John was born on January 12, 1938 in Spinks Corners, Michigan. He is survived by his sister, Mae Harms of Garden Valley, California, and nephew, Steven Taiclet and grandniece, Lauren Taiclet, of Hayward, California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jean (Stewart) Spencer, his father, Ben F. Spencer, and his mother, Olga Krieger Spencer. John's grandparents were immigrants; he grew up in a rural farming community. John went on to have a very successful legal career as one of the founding partners of the law firm of Spencer and Stebbins, where he practiced for many years. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School (1955), Western Michigan University (1959) and Detroit College of Law (1968). He was a member of the State Bar of Michigan and Admitted to Practice in the State of Michigan and before the United States Supreme Court. John's true love was golf. He was a member of Western Golf and Country Club for 34 years, serving as its President in 1986. He was also a Governor of the Golf Association of Michigan and a Director of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation, a scholarship program that provides college scholarships to financially-needy golf caddies. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be made to the Evans Scholars Foundation, 1 Briar Road, Golf, Illinois, 60029. The family will have a luncheon in October to celebrate John's life. For those desiring more information, please contact Mike Hainer at 248-642-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Gabler at 734-718-1588 or email@example.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home. www.neely-turowski.com.
SUNICH RAY JOHN Age 59, of Highland, passed away September 6, 2011. Ray is survived by his brother Gene. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Eve Sunich. He was co-owner of GEM-RAY C.L. Company of Highland. Ray will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. No service will be held at this time. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com.
SZALKA DOLORES Age 85 of Dearborn, MI. September 9, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of David (Karen), Rosanne Conklin (Frank), Joyce Nolan (Bob), Jack (Maryann), Marianne Lane and Margaret Johnston (Bob). Dear sister-in-law of Eleanore Trantowski (Ed), Laura and Tom Yagiela. Also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation Tuesday September 13, 2011 at 2-9 p.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd., (313) 278-5100. In state Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Resurrection to follow at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com
TRYGSTAD ARNDT G. Age 87, of Trenton, MI passed away September 7, 2011. Loving husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born to Gladys (Nesseth) and Arnt Trygstad on July 2, 1924 in Hazel Park, and after serving in WWII made his home in Redford Township and Trenton. A long time employee and retiree of Detroit Edison, he was past president of the Trenton Rotary, an active member of the Grosse Ile West Shore Golf Club and associated with the Detroit Lions, directing the field activities during games. Arndt was predeceased by his wife of forty years, Wanda in 1985, sister Beverly Mixter in 2007 and brother-in-law Glen Mixter in 2008. Arndt is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Bertie, his daughter Cathy (Robert) Darling, son Daniel (Cynthia), and niece Linda (Neil). He is also survived by step-children Christine (Bruce), Susan (Dennis), Arthur (Susan), and six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two grand-nephews, nine step-grand-children and many other special friends. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Trenton Rotary. A Celebration of Arndt's Life will be held October 22nd at 11 a.m. in Trenton at the Martenson Funeral Home on West Road.
TYSON JOAN L. 81, of Houghton Lake passed away on Wednesday September 7, 2011. Joan was born on February 16, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Gordon and Mary (May) Webster. She grew up in Detroit where on November 8, 1952 she married Norman Tyson, and Norman preceded her in death on February 6, 1987. Joan was a homemaker and wonderful mother. The couple moved from Detroit to Roscommon County over 25 years ago. She attended Bethesda Christian Church of Sterling Heights. Mrs. Tyson is survived by her two loving daughters, Helene Tyson of Roscommon, and April Garrett of Houghton Lake; beloved son, William Scott Tyson of Roscommon; three grandchildren; Joan was preceded in death by her sister, Mable Hartman. Funeral Services for Mrs. Joan L. Tyson will be conducted 12:00 p.m. (noon) Monday September 12, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, 34205 Five Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.christler-holdship.com
Van DUSEN MARGARET BROOKS GOODENOUGH Died at age 98 on August 18, 2011 in Bryn Mawr. She was the wife of the late Daniel W. Goodenough and the late Honorable Francis L. Van Dusen. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., September 17, 2011 at Beaumont Retirement Community. Chadwick & McKinney F uneral Home. www.chadwickmckinney.com
RUDNISKY NICHOLAS "NICK" Age 92, passed away August 15, 2011 surrounded by his loved ones. Beloved and devoted husband for 62 years to his late wife, Helen. Survived by his loving daughters Roberta (William) Monroe and Patricia (Tom) Hetes, grandsons Andrew Hetes and Derek (Nicole) Hetes and great-grandchildren Livia and Kameron Hetes. Pre-deceased by his dear sisters Sonya Melnik, Nettie Harp and brother Walter Rudniski. Beloved uncle to many nieces, nephews and their children. A resident of Royal Oak for 63 years, he was devoted to his family, universally liked and respected by friends, family and all who met him. He had a long and successful career in sales at Honeywell earning top honors for his achievements. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. Immediate family attended private burial at Oakview Cemetery September 2, 2011 per his wishes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A memorial luncheon will be held October 1, 2011.
YOUNG RUTH Age 98, of White Lake; passed away on September 8, 2011. Ruth was a member of the Eastern Star in Kentucky (The Esther Chapter 5) where she joined in 1943. She enjoyed playing Bingo, Pinochle and spending time with her family. Ruth retired as Head Accountant in February 1982 from Northwest Industries, Novi. Beloved wife of the late Louis Young; loving mother of Brenda and her husband Mike Simkins; caring sister of Ray Williams and niece Rhonda Hughes. The Funeral Service will be Monday, September 12, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the White Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. The visitation hours will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi. Memorial donations to the American Stroke Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com and share a tribute of Ruth.
ZANKE HELEN JOANN Fort Myers FL., 91 years of age went to the Lord on September 1st, 2011. Wife of the late Edward J. Sr. Proud mother of Edward J. Jr. and Louise Johnson (Bob). Proud grandmother of James (Kim), Matthew (Meghan) and Eric Zanke, Andrea Antilla, Sharon Rocky (Rick), and John Antilla. Great-grand-mother of Bailey, Katy, Soren, Gracelyn and Richie. Aunt of many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Survived by her sister Louise Polt and brother Andrew (Helen) Sherry. Private burial services for the immediate family to be held at a later date.
ZEMAN VIOLA 80 peacefully went to Heaven with our Lord and Savior on September 3, 2011. Formally of Detroit Michigan for many years, retired to St. Pete Beach Florida 37 years ago. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt. She was a member of the Jefferson Masonic Temple O.E.S. She was also a member of L.O.S.N.A. and a member of the Tahuti Court of St. Petersburg Florida. She also served as a member of the Chamber of Commerce St. Pete Beach while in Florida Viola worked for Publix Markets for 19 years. During that time she counseled thousands with her charm and wit. Prior to working at Publix she was employed by Stahl Enterprise of Detroit Michigan at Edgewater Amusement Park. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed. She is preceded in death by her son Pete Ross. She is survived by her husband Leon Zeman, married 47 years, two daughter Eunice Smith and Della Bialy, one son Martin Zeman and was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister Martha Freeman of Ohio, two brother-in-laws Ralph and Pace Zeman of Texas. She was also greatly loved and adored by her faithful companion Levi Zeman who will miss her from the bottom of his furry little heart forever. Funeral Services were held Saturday September 10th, 2011 at Beach Memorial of St. Pete Beach. Contributions can be made in her name to the A.L.S. Association of the Sun Coast Hospice Foundation.