ENGWIS CARRIE Age 91. October 25, 2011. Loving mother of Angelo (Susanne) Engwis, Penelope (Robert) Kinzer, and Joyce Engwis. Proud grandmother of David Kinzer. Dear sister of Cleo, Bessie, Georgia, Deno (Vanda) Skuras, and the late Ethel, Jim (Ann), and Nick. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday at 11:00 am at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Wednesday 2:00 - 9:00 pm. ahpeters.com
EVANGELISTA ANITA L. 73, of Farmington Hills, died October 25, 2011. Anita is the beloved wife of 51 years to Joseph; devoted mother of Mark (Diane), Catherine (Leigh) Haugen, Linda, and Angelo (Lisa); loving sister of Natalie Critchley and Irene Tiseo; and cherished grandmother of Laura, Joseph, Vincent, Kristen, Daniel, Maria, Michael, Julia, Anthony, Nicole and Erica. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2-9 PM at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Rosary Friday 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 AM (in state 9:30 AM), St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment North Farmington Cemetery, Farmington Hills. heeney-sundquist.com
GEHRINGER LOUISE "LuLu" Age 73 October 24, 2011. Loving mother to Debra, John, Tammy and the late Kenny. Devoted grandmother to Jesse, Benjamin and Amber. Lifelong resident of Garden City and Granddaughter of early Garden City settlers, Napoleon and Florence LaFever. Visitation Thursday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m funeral service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
GIMOTTY MICHAEL CHARLES SR. Age 75 of Rochester Hills and Jupiter, FL, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, October 23, 2011. He was with his bride of 46 years, Beverly Ann Glaspie Gimotty, recovering from heart surgery five days earlier. Michael was born in Detroit, MI to Stephen A. and Annie "Nancy" Gimotty. He attended Cooley High, the University of Michigan and Albion College, served in the Army Reserves and owned Alpha & Omega Steel. Mike is survived by his wife, Beverly; three children, Michael Jr. (Susan), Brian (Paula) and Heather Keating (Blase), and 10 grandchildren, Michael, Kelleigh, Madison, Annie, Nicholas, Paighton, Grace, Christopher, Hadley and Annelise and his sister, Nancy Gimotty Teel. Visitation will be held at Rochester First Assembly of God, 4435 N. Rochester Rd. Rochester, MI 48306 on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 3 6 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 6 p.m. Flowers or memorial contributions may be sent to the Rochester Hills First Assembly of God. www.pixleyfuneralrochester.com
GRZECKI ALFREDA Age 91, October 21, 2011 of Needham, Massachusetts, formerly of Sterling Heights, Detroit and Hamtramck. A spirited woman who worked side by side with her late husband to build and operate Nortown Flowers. Ralph D. Grzecki preceded his beloved wife of 63 years. Loving mother of Wayne and his wife Maggie, the late Ralph and the late Christopher. Dear mother-in-law of Carolyn Grzecki, wife of the late Ralph. Devoted grandmother of Matthew and the late Doreen. Sister of Irene, the late Henry, Eugene, Mitchell and Chester. Visitation Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at The Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile (Between Beech Daly and Telegraph) Redford Twp. (313) 535-3030. In State Friday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan Rd., Sterling Heights. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Donations suggested to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place W., Brookline, MA 02445 (www.dana-farber.org). Share memories with the family at www. fisherfuneral.net/pages/obituaries.html
HART ANN H., October 24, 2011, Age 92. Wife of the late Charles. Dear mother of Charles Hart Jr. and Carol Hart (Alan Lewis). Grandmother of Patrick Hart and Oscar and Finn Lewis. A memorial service will be held in North Carolina at a later date. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 362-2500. Memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
HOLLAND ROBERT M. Age 88, died October 21, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Marian and Elinor. Dear brother of Margery Holland. Loving father of Patricia (Anthony) Soma. Mr. Holland was a graduate of Redford High School, MSU and Wayne State University. He was a retired City of Detroit Employee who was Supervisor of Planning and Development Department, Managed the start of the City Tax and Abatement Program, Manager at the Parks and Recreation Department. He also worked as a Sales Representative at the Levy Corporation. He helped found the Rosedale Recycles Program and was a former President of the Rosedale Park Homeowners Association. In addition he was an officer in World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He served in both the European and Pacific Theatres. He was an accomplished musician with the bass fiddle. Visitation will be Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. at the Northrop-Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Road (at seven Mile) Northville until time of services at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
JONES VANGIE Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI.; Beloved brother of Aaron. Employed as a forklift operator with the Chrysler Corporation for 52 years. On November 29, 1989, UAW President Owen Bieber and Chrysler Corporation Vice-Chairman Gerald Greenwald honored Vangie for 47 years of perfect attendance. On November 18, 1992, Lee Iacocca, Chairman, Chrysler Corporation, rolled out the 'red carpet' and presented Vangie a truck in recognition of fifty years of perfect attendance. Vangie retired in 1994. Visitation: Friday, October 28, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at O. H. Pye Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Road, Detroit. Services: Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. at St. John's CME Church, 8715 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
KAISER DOROTHY CAROLINE LOUISE KLAWUHN Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2011, surrounded by her family. She had just enjoyed her 100th birthday milestone with a celebration attended by friends and family. Dorothy was born July 3, 1911, in Detroit, Michigan, to Otto and Emma Klawuhn. She graduated from Detroit Redford High School in 1929. Dorothy was employed by the Fred Sanders Company as a manager of the Highland Park store during the 1930's. She was married to US Army Air Corps Sgt. Leonard G. Kaiser on April 29, 1943, a union that lasts today. Dorothy worked for more than 20 years for Doctors Rosbolt and Schildberg at in their office at 30730 Ford Rd. in Garden City. She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Emma (Tillman), brother Gilbert, her sweetheart and beloved husband Leonard, and Aunt Margaret Tillman Raymus (Duncan). She is survived by her daughter Patricia C. Kaiser McCloud; three grandchildren; Scott William McCloud (Elaine), Aaron Leonard McCloud (Angela), Brook Elizabeth Dorothy McCloud Johnson (Clark); great-grandson Timothy Robert Bradley Johnson III; godchildren Deborah Amolsch Limbaugh (Fred), Diana Amolsch Brusinski (Dennis), Dorothy Amolsch Frazer (Dennis), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends and acquaintances who loved her so dearly. Funeral service Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City. Visitation Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers please address contributions to the Arthritis Foundation. Please sign Dorothy's online guestbook at www.rggrharris.com
KNAPIK RONALD Born August 17, 1940, and entered into Eternal Life October 24, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Christine (Nee: Lupa). Father of Michael (Sam), Adam (Corinna) and Andrew (Brandy). Dziadz of Lukas, Kaleb, Ben, Bridget, Everett and Logan. Dear cousin of Jackie Waltridge. Uncle and friend of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 4 - 8 pm and Thursday 12 - 8 pm at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park (313 382-1150). K of C Rosary Service Thursday evening. In State Friday 10:00 am until time of Mass 10:30 am at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Please see our online/obituary guestbook at www.weisefuneralhome.com