SIMPSON THELMA Nee LATSON) Age 95, of Detroit, Michigan formerly of Pantherburn, Mississippi. Thelma worked for the City of Detroit from 1968-1978 as a Civil Service Worker and was a Girl Scout Leader. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Chordie Simpson, Jr. She leaves behind to mourn her daughters Doris Maben and Darleen Amobi; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Home, 14751 W. McNichols, with Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit.
STEVENS CONNOR C. December 26, 2010 age 92. Husband of Betty. Father of James (Sandi), Maggie West and Michael (Jan). Dear pappy of six and great-grand pappy of six. Companion of Lucy for 25 years. Visitation at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi (248) 348-1800, Wednesday 5-9 p.m. with funeral service at the funeral home please call for time. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com
SWAN MARTHA J. age 91, died December 25,2010. Beloved wife of Thomas Jr. Dear mother of Linda (Jerry) DeRuiter and Ken (Lynelle) Swan. Loving grandmother of Heather (Scott) Glenday, Steven, Erica, and great-grandmother of Leah, Brendan and Jessica. Preceded in death by twin daughters Jean and Jane, and siblings; George Domke, Chester Domke, and William Domke. Visitation Wednesday 3-9pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. In state Thursday 9:30am until the time of service at 10:30am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Eastpointe, Michigan. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com
THOMAS CLARENCE CLICK Age 75. Beloved husband of Patricia for 51 years. Loving father of Kimberley (John) Krauss, Karyn (Gregg) Anderson, and Michael Emerson Thomas. Grandfather of Katherine and Anna Krauss, Maxx, Tyler, and Cole Anderson, Andrew Emerson and Joseph Nicholas Thomas. Brother of John. He was a man of faith, integrity, and courage. He lived by his faith and was an inspiration to his family and friends. Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 16360 Hubbard Road, Livonia, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. Donations to St. Andrews Episcopal Church general fund preferred. Arrangements by Fred Wood Funeral Home. Please visit the online guestbook at fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
THOMSON CATHERINE "KIT" Age 76 of Commerce. Died December 25, 2010. Beloved mother of Jeri (David) Snyder, Janet Guardiano and Caroline Thomson. Dearest grandmother of Scott, Elizabeth and Christine Snyder. Loving sister of Rita Jackson and the late Alan Bullion. Survived by sister-in-law Karen Bullion. Loving aunt of 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Married to Robert Thomson for 34 years. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 30, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 21915 Beech, Dearborn. Visitation Tuesday, December 28 from 2 9 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood, Blvd., Dearborn, MI. Memorial donations to: ALS of Michigan, Hoenselaar ALS Clinic at Henry Ford Hospital or St. Paul Lutheran Church of Dearborn. www.querfeldfh.com.
THOR NANCY A. (NEE CAVANAUGH) Age 73 of Livonia. Beloved wife of Don. Loving mother of Terri (the late Steve) Guibord and Diane (Dave) Mullins. Proud Grandma of Danny, Kristen, Ryan and Shawn. Preceded in death by her dear son Paul. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia Tuesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 2 p.m. at Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Angela Hospice. Please visit online guestbook fredwoodfuneralhome.com
TREAS ELEANOR M. December 25, 2010, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Gerald, Roy, Barbara Kosen, Joann (Phillip) Hididd, Kathy (Timothy Logsdon) and the late Brian. Proud grandmother of four and six great grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 pm at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). In state Thursday 9 a.m. until time of Service 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (E. of Dodge Park) Sterling Heights. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com.
TURKIELA ESTELLE (NEE DRAG) December 24, 2010. Beloved wife of Chester and the late Walter "Mack". Dear mother of Patricia (John) Bosch and Robert (Lori) Cole. Loving grandmother of John Patrick Bosch, James (Lynsey) Bosch, Linda (Tom) Bondy, Meredith (Tom) Lupsor, Jeffrey (Jill) Cole and Debbie (Jack) Griffith and eight great grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Thursday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, 8175 Lantz, Detroit. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
VANDERBROOK JUDITH December 25, 2010. Age 74. Beloved mother of Patrick and Kelley (Robert) Lind, and the late Michael. Dear grandmother of ten and companion of Peter Varhol. Memorial visitation Thursday 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service 7 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township. Memorials may be made to the Henry Ford Hospice. Please share a memory of Judith at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
VISNER THOMAS H. SR. Age 82 of Sterling Heights, MI passed away peacefully on December 24, 2010. Beloved husband of Virginia. Father of Tom (Natalie), Russ (Chris), and Carolyn (John). Grandfather of Angela, Brett, Katie, Judy (Michael), Maggie (Bill), Courtney, and JJ and great-grandfather of Julia, Tanner and Alyssa, Zoe and Eli. Brother of Lorraine Kunst, Joanne (Bud) VonEhr, Dorothy Lee (Dan) McMillie, Ruth Ann (George) DeYoung, Bob (Dorothy) Visner, and the late Chuck Visner. Brother in law of Arlene Visner and the late Laurney Kunst. He was born to Josephine (Paauwe) and Charles Visner in Grand Rapids, MI on April 29, 1928. He grew up in Grand Rapids and married Virginia Ann Grotenrath at St. Stephen's Church in East Grand Rapids, MI. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines. He worked as a salesman and loved his job. Upon retiring he was very content to play golf every day and spend lots of time with the love of his life, Virginia and his family. A memorial mass will take place on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Rd., Sterling Hts., 48313. The family will greet guests from 10:30 a.m. until time of mass 11 a.m. at church. Memorials to The Village of East Harbor would be appreciated C/O 33875 Kiely Dr., Chesterfield Twp, MI 48047. www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com
WASIK JULIA A. of Lincoln Park. December 25, 2010. Age 75. Beloved wife of Nicholas. Dear sister of Josephine Bogya, Emily Lipinoga, the late Samuel Damico and the late Olivia Rennie. Dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12-9 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rosary. Funeral Services Thursday Prayers 9:30 a.m. from Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte, 734-285-9000 to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Our Lady of Hope.
WEST KENNETH E. Age 75, of Plymouth, December 27, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Judith. Dear father of James (Jean) and Robert (Karen). Loving grandfather of Brian West, Steven West, Vincent Spohr, Tony Tromboli, and Jacqueline Tromboli. Dear brother of Edith (Bill) Fox. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Masonic service 7 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Child Care. To share memories please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.
WHITESIDE BETTY Passed away Monday, December 20, 2010. Cherished mother of Christine, John, Charlie, Millie (Frank Ciraci), Lois Miller, Jim (Patrice) and Jennifer (Ray Gerling). Loving wife of John (deceased), devoted grandmother of six and second mom to countless. You will always be a song in our hearts. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 29th, at the Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, from 2 -8 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 30th at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard St. in Ann Arbor at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.niefuneralhomes.com.
WIDNER DEWITT T. JR. age 82, of Detroit died December 25, 2010 at St. John Hospital-Moross Detroit. Dear brother of John (Jackie) Widner, Jim Otha, Margaret (Frank) Busignani, numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends; Cookie (Glen), Ken (Ruth) and his God-daughter Heather. His Wife Alline predeceased him on September 18, 2010. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church Thursday at 10 a.m. In state at 9:30 a.m. Father Jovita Okoli Officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at New Traditions Funeral & Cremation Services, 22121 Kelly, Eastpointe
WILLIS THOMAS HOWARD Of Wolverine Lake, passed away peacefully Christmas morning at the age of 57. He was born July 28, 1953 in Nankin Township (now Westland) Michigan. He was the fourth and youngest child of Chalmer and Mary Willis. Loving husband of 29 years to Beverly. Dear father of Kristina (Jesse) Murray and Michael Willis. Grandfather of Ayden, Kailey, Ashlyn, Dylan, and Riley Murray. Brother of Laura Ellen (Ted) Johnson, Barbara (Harvey) Fry and the late Chalmer "Buddy" Willis. Also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins. Memorial Service at the Westland Free Methodist Church, 1421 S. Venoy Rd. January 8th, 1 :30 p.m. Inurnment in Commerce Memorial Cemetery in Commerce Twp.
ZEILER WALTER J. December 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Anora. Dearest father of Mary, Lorelei(Bruce Greenberg), Walter K. (Bernice), David (Julie), and Peter. Step-father of Robert Burke (Michelle), Dawn Jensen, Cynthia Burke, and Bryan Cragg (Melissa). Leaves 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother of Matthew "Buz", the late Helen and Joanna. Navy Veteran, Past Housing Director of WDIFCO, InsuranceUnderwriter for AAA Life, and Lecturer at U of M Dearborn and CMU. Visitation Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren, 313-271-2500. www.sajewskifh.com.