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Jo Anne Yarbrough

November 27, 1934 - June 7, 2018

Jo Anne Yarbrough, 83, of Port Huron, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 surrounded by family and friends at Lakeshore AFC in Lexington, Michigan, after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease.Jo was born November 27, 1934 to the late Joseph and Mildred Richardson and lived most of her life in Port Huron.She attended St. Stephen High School in Port Huron, graduating in 1952. Upon...
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Robert J. Lewandowski

April 18, 1971 - June 6, 2018

Robert John "Bob" Lewandowski, 47, of Port Huron died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 as the result of a boating accident.He was born April 18, 1971 in Detroit to Karen Lewandowski and the late Thaddeus Lewandowski. He married the love of his life, Melissa Misener on May 23, 2008 in Siesta Key, Florida.Bob was a 1989 graduate of Port Huron High School. He worked at Intertape Polymer Group. He enjoyed...
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Donna J. Carey

October 22, 1925 - May 29, 2018

Donna Joan Carey, 92, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018.She was born October 22, 1925 in Port Huron to the late Walter D. and Virginia B. Beckley Sr.Mrs. Carey retired from River District Hospital in January 1988, where she worked in the business office and also as switchboard operator. She later worked part time at the Super K-Mart for ten years, retiring in December of 2001.Donna was a...
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William Clayton Cluney

January 16, 1939 - May 27, 2018

William Clayton Cluney, 79, of Fort Gratiot, died Sunday, May 27, 2018.He was born January 16, 1939 in Havana, Illinois to the late Floyd Eugene and Flossie May Cluney. He married Carolyn A. Bleau on October 8, 1960 in St. Joseph Rectory.William served in the United States Navy and worked for the U.S. Army at Selfridge ANGB and TACOM for 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and...
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Geraldine Beverly Smith

February 15, 1937 - May 24, 2018

Geraldine Beverly Smith, 81, of Smiths Creek, died Thursday, May 24, 2018.She was born February 15, 1937 in Saginaw to the late Glen Shappee and Pauline Sumner. She married Donald Smith on December 30, 1967 in St. Stephen Catholic Church. They enjoyed 50 years of happy and blessed years of marriage.Geraldine was employed as a secretary at Winkelman's. She volunteered 20+ years at St. Clair County...
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L. Diane Breidenich

December 19, 1934 - May 19, 2018

L. Diane "Bubs" Breidenich, 83, of Port Huron, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018.She was born December 19, 1934 in Detroit to the late Oliver Steward and Jeanne Doherty. She married Carl J. Breidenich on May 5, 1956 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.Diane enjoyed sewing, cooking for her family, baking, camping, golfing and working with stained glass. She loved her family dearly.She is...
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Jerry Herbert Grant, Jr.

April 29, 1932 - May 16, 2018

Jerry H. Grant Jr., 86, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018.He was born April 29, 1932 in Marquette to the late Jerry H. and Rose Mary Grant Sr. He married Eleanor J. Clyne on December 27, 1952 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron.Jerry was a 1951 graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956. He was employed at the Grand Trunk Western...
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Carlo Joseph Viviano

February 19, 1949 - May 14, 2018

Carlo Joseph Viviano, 69, of Marysville died Monday, May 14, 2018.He was born February 19, 1949 in Detroit to the late Carlo C. and Edna Viviano. He married Mary A. Talarico on June 16, 1992.Carlo was a meat cutter for over 50 years. His customers loved him and would request him. He coached Emmett Little League for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and loved his Italian heritage. He was a great father...
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Pauline Runyon

August 19, 1932 - May 12, 2018

Pauline Louise "Frenchie" Runyon, 85, of Fort Gratiot, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018.She was born August 19, 1932 in Quebec, Canada to the late Alphonse and Olivine Abel. She married Norman Runyon on November 18, 1973. He preceded her in death.Pauline was involved with the YWCA and various ski clubs from 1948 to 1970. She worked as a bookkeeper/typist for Sun Oil Company Limited in...
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Elizabeth M. Visga

February 9, 1922 - May 12, 2018

Elizabeth M. (Nalepa) Visga, 96, of Port Huron, passed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2018.She was born February 9, 1922 in Flint to the late Cyril and Katrina Nalepa. She married Leo J. Visga. He preceded her in death.Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of the Port Huron area and retired from Prestolite. She loved playing bingo.She is survived by four daughters, Christine (Roger)...
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Richard Allen Klaus

July 31, 1935 - May 12, 2018

Richard Allen Klaus, 82, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, May 12, 2018.He was born July 31, 1935 in Port Huron to the late Harold S. and Eileen D. Klaus. He married Margaret A. Glyshaw on July 23, 1960 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death on April 9, 2012.Richard was a 1953 graduate of Port Huron High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1957 and the National Guard from 1954 to 1956...
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Elizabeth Ann Giles

May 2, 1930 - May 8, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Giles, 88, of Lakeport, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018.She was born May 2, 1930 in Detroit to the late Herman and Ila Kolar. She married Robert W. Giles on December 30, 1950 in Detroit.Elizabeth had a love for boating and the water and had a great love for her children and grandchildren. She was a great shopper and photo scrap booker. She loved to read and enjoyed flowers.She is survived...
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Camilla J. Checkley

August 30, 1945 - May 6, 2018

Camilla Jean Checkley, 72, of Port Huron died Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born August 30, 1945 in Port Huron to the late Charles and Jean Maes. Camilla loved golfing, reading, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors with her family. Camilla is survived by her children, Julie (Donald) Kuehn, Garland (Debbie) Reynolds, Mechelle (Mike) Lambrecht and Christine (John) Kratkiewicz; grandchildren,...
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Hans Willi Stay

September 11, 1940 - May 1, 2018

Hans "Willi" Stay, 77, of Fort Gratiot, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018.He was born September 11, 1940 in Rosenheim, Germany to the late Hans and Barbara Stay. He came to the Detroit area at age 11.Willi worked at Trac-Tech in Warren for 35 years. He spent three years in Ireland as a plant manager.Willi enjoyed boating on the Great Lakes, motor homing in the U.S and his Florida snowbird life. He also...
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Anita M. Dake

May 1, 1937 - May 1, 2018

Anita Marie Dake, 81, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018.She was born May 1, 1937 in Germany.Anita enjoyed shopping, playing bingo and scratch-off tickets.She is survived by her four children, Lisa (Brian) Renno, Kevin (Marsha) Anglebrandt, Wendell (Deana) Dake and Mark Dake; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her special friend, Ruth Anglebrandt.A Memorial Service will be held...
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Esther Ledesma

October 28, 1932 - April 29, 2018

Esther Ledesma, 85, of Port Huron, died Sunday, April 29, 2018.She was born October 28, 1932 in Port Huron to the late Juan and Manule Diaz. She married Pio Ledesma in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1979.Esther was a homemaker for most of her life and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed walking and shopping.She is survived by her...
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Joseph Michael Smith

November 21, 1950 - April 28, 2018

Joseph Michael Smith, 67, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, April 28, 2018.He was born November 21, 1950 in Corning, New York to the late Bernard and Celia Smith. He married Beatrice K. Jencks on June 11, 1988 in St. Mary Catholic Church.Joseph sold insurance for the Knights of Columbus for more than 10 years. He always tried to do his best for his clients. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic...
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Gary Lee Belyea

November 29, 1950 - April 18, 2018

Gary Lee Belyea, 67, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018.He was born November 29, 1950 in Port Huron to the late John and Jean Belyea. He married Donna M. Schneider on June 21, 1974, in St. Clair.He was a 1971 graduate or Port Huron High School. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War.He worked as a blacksmith at Grand Trunk Western...
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Pauline Helen Peacock

January 27, 1930 - April 16, 2018

Pauline Helen Peacock, 88, of Port Huron, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2018.She was born January 27, 1930 in Port Huron, to the late John and Mary Holmes Sr. She married John A. "Jack" Peacock on November 12, 1955 in St. Stephen Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 5, 2008.Pauline was a lifelong resident of Port Huron and graduated from Port Huron High School. She...
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Earl Creighton

March 3, 1940 - April 15, 2018

Earl George Creighton, 78, of Fort Gratiot, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, while under hospice care.He was born on March 3, 1940 to the late Erwell and Sarah Creighton. He married Diane (Artman) Phillips on April 18, 1991. Together they made homes in Michigan, Kansas, Ohio and Florida. Earl grew up in Ferndale, before joining the U.S. Navy in 1959, serving aboard the USS Independence until 1962.His...
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Milo Franklin Schill

January 17, 1936 - April 14, 2018

Milo Franklin Schill, 82, of Silver Springs, FL, died Saturday, April 14, 2018.He was born January 17, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Milo Frederick and Bessie M. Schill.Mr. Schill served 36 years as a deputy sheriff and was the first reserve officer in Lucas County, Ohio. He retired from the Schindler Elevator Corporation after 35 years of service.He was a member of Ocala Forest Florida Moose...
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John Philip Thomas

August 30, 1935 - April 12, 2018

John Philip Thomas, 82, of Marysville, died Thursday, April 12, 2018.He was born August 30, 1935 in Marine City to the late Francis Frederick and Teresa Thomas.John was a 1954 graduate of Port Huron High School and served in the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division.He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carrie Jo Thomas; his two children, Susan (Keith) Radzom and Mark (Jacqueline) Haas; four...
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Sandra J. Fields

September 11, 1940 - April 11, 2018

Sandra Jane Fields, 77, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018.She was born September 11, 1940 in Port Huron to the late Charles and Sarah Roelens. She married Samuel L. Fields, he preceded her in death on May 16, 1996.Sandra was employed at CVS and Volmer's Pharmacy prior to her retirement. She enjoyed playing bingo and walking her dog. She was a member for the Fraternal Order of Eagles...
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Nancy Lee Allen

April 30, 1938 - April 9, 2018

Nancy Lee AllenNancy Lee Allen, 79, of Port Huron, died Monday, April 9, 2018.She was born April 30, 1938 to the late Andrew and Margaret Urban.Nancy was born in Port Huron and was a graduate of St. Stephen High School. She later lived in multiple states before returning to the area in 1981. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nancy also loved reading and...
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Julia Mae McClarty

August 4, 1941 - April 7, 2018

Julia Mae McClarty, 76, of Port Huron, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2018.She was born August 4, 1941 in Port Huron to the late William and Lena McClarty.Julia was a 1960 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was an artist, poet and seamstress.She is survived by two daughters, Tora and Elaine Spigner; four grandchildren, Tareyton Baker, Taquana (Dominick) Bailey, Christa...
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Marguerite Elizabeth Mathews

February 23, 1924 - April 6, 2018

Marguerite Elizabeth Mathews, 94, of Jeddo, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2018.She was born February 23, 1924 in Port Huron to the late Phillip and Ruth Carrier. She married James A. Mathews Sr. on July 11, 1942 in Marysville. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2007.Marguerite was a 1942 graduate of Port Huron High School and during World War II she was a "Rosie the Riveter...
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Roy John Frederick Anderson

April 17, 1926 - April 4, 2018

Roy John Anderson, 91, of Kenockee Township, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018.Roy was born April 17, 1926 in Detroit to the late Algott and Elsie Anderson.He graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired from Ford Motor Company. He loved gardening, going to the casino...
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Thomas Michael Crimmins

April 9, 1935 - April 1, 2018

Thomas M. Crimmins, 82, of Port Huron, died Sunday, April 1, 2018.He was born April 9, 1935 in Port Huron to the late John and Mattie Crimmins. He married Joan P. McCaskill on November 30, 1957 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron.Thomas was a 1953 graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School and a graduate of Port Huron Junior Business College. He served in the United States Army and...
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Geraldine Louise Geister

August 22, 1922 - March 30, 2018

Geraldine Louise Geister, 95, of Fort Gratiot, died Friday, March 30, 2018.She was born August 22, 1922 in Port Huron to the late Arthur J. and Hattie M. Farley.Geraldine enjoyed square dancing, gardening, cooking and going for car rides. She especially loved reading and spending time with her family.She is survived by her children, Louise Campbell, Charlene Buckinghan and Lewis Geister; four...
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Jessie Torres, Sr.

July 30, 1935 - March 27, 2018

Jessie Torres Sr. 82, of Pinellas Park, Florida, formerly of Port Huron, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 after a short illness, surrounded by his family at St. Anthony's Hospital, Florida.He was born July 30, 1935 in Capac to the late Joseph and Maria Torres. He married Francisca Cardenas in 1957 and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends last July...
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Mary Ella Urban

June 6, 1923 - March 25, 2018

Mary Ella Urban, 94, passed peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2018.She was born June 6, 1923 in Emmett to the late John and Nellie Brandon.Mary attended Memphis High School and graduated from Port Huron Business College. She was employed at Dow Chemical Company during World War II where she met her husband, Joseph L. Urban. They were married October 7, 1944 in Emmett by...
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Melvin Lawrence Maxon

May 10, 1934 - March 25, 2018

Melvin L. Maxon, 83, of Port Huron, died Sunday, March 25, 2018.He was born May 10, 1934 in Port Huron to the late Glenford and Lucille Maxon. He married Beverly A. Morden on May 10, 1952 in Indiana. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2015.Melvin was employed with the City of Port Huron for 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.He is survived by his four children, Carol (Art)...
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Mary Elizabeth McGill

October 4, 1921 - March 18, 2018

Mary Elizabeth McGill, affectionately known as "Liz", of Port Huron, died March 18, 2018, at the age of 96.Liz was born October 4, 1921 in Port Huron, the youngest child of the late Roy and Edna McGill. Her father Roy was the proprietor of McGill Grocery Store and later the McGill Coal Company.She was a 1940 graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School and enjoyed her employment of 35 years with...
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Jessica Lynn Humphrey

October 7, 1983 - March 5, 2018

Jessica Lynn Humphrey, 34, of Port Huron, died Monday, March 5, 2018.She was born October 7, 1983 in Port Huron.Jessica was a customs broker for several years. She graduated from Port Huron Northern High School in 2002.She was given the gift of life and now she has given it back. Although she was only here for a short while, we are all more enriched souls for having the pleasure to live, laugh,...
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Robert Jerome Redmond

August 20, 1928 - March 1, 2018

Robert J. "Jerry" Redmond, 89, of Port Huron, died Thursday, March 1, 2018.He was born August 20, 1928 in Center Line, Michigan, to the late John J. and Marie A. Redmond.Jerry attended Northeastern High School, where he excelled in swimming and baseball, Murray Corporation Apprenticeship, Wilbur Wright Trade School and Wayne State University. His work took him to India, where he built and ran a...
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Tina Marie Clink

October 19, 1956 - February 28, 2018

Tina Marie Clink, 61, of Port Huron Township, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018.She was born October 19, 1956 in Port Huron. She married Richard L. Clink on October 27, 1984 in Port Huron.She was an avid animal lover, having bred German Shepherds. She loved travel, the beach and going out to dinner. She was a "foodie" who enjoyed trying different foods, especially seafood.She is survived by her...
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George F. Askar

November 30, 1933 - February 27, 2018

Father George F. Askar, Jr., 84, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018.He was born November 30, 1933 in Port Huron to the late George F. and Irene M. Askar.He was a 1950 graduate of St. Stephen High School and attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Eastern Michigan University and St. Mary College and St. Maur Seminary in Kentucky.He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette,...
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Richard John Pauly

January 25, 1949 - February 27, 2018

Richard John "Dick" Pauly, 69, of Pigeon, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018.He was born January 25, 1949 in St. Clair to the late Lloyd and Laura Pauly. He married Karen Ann Beauchamp on August 4, 1972 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2017.Dick was a graduate of St. Clair High School and Central Michigan University.He was employed for over 35 years at...
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Richard Rutkofske

November 8, 1932 - February 26, 2018

Richard James Rutkofske, 85, of Fort Gratiot Township, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018.He was born November 8, 1932 in Port Huron, to the late Theodore and Rose Rutkofske. He married Anna Cain on October 12, 1957 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Huron.He is survived by his wife, Anna; his four children, J. Theodore (Deborah) Rutkofske, Mark (Sue) Rutkofske, Douglas Rutkofske and Susan ...
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Kathryn Florence Harrison

September 3, 1943 - February 25, 2018

Kathryn Florence Harrison, 74, of Port Huron, died Sunday, February 25, 2018.She was born September 3, 1943 in Port Huron to the late Francis and Edith Oliver. She married Barrie Harrison on October 18, 1969 in Port Huron.Mrs. Harrison graduated from Port Huron High School and was employed at Marshall E. Campbell Company for 44 years. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church and past...
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Lois Frances McPhail

June 30, 1930 - February 21, 2018

Lois Frances (Hall) McPhail, 87, of Fort Gratiot, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was a delight to be with and her last day to make people smile was Wednesday, February 21, 2018.Lois was born June 30, 1930 in Detroit to the late Millard and Margaret (Draper) Hall.She was a secretary for over 30 years to a variety of insurance companies.She was an avid member of the Woman's...
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Marilyn Louise Hebner

September 27, 1937 - February 17, 2018

Marilyn Louise Hebner, 80, of Kimball Township, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was born September 27, 1937 in Port Huron to the late Edward and Mildred Angbrandt. She married William Ford Hebner III on June 29, 1957 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2000. Marilyn was employed with the Port Huron Museum and cooked many dinners for its various...
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Walter Joseph Carrier

October 10, 1926 - February 14, 2018

Walter Joseph Carrier, 91, of Fort Gratiot, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, surrounded by his family.He was born October 10, 1926 in Port Huron to the late Walter and Elizabeth Carrier. He married Lucy Ellen Wedge. She preceded him in death on January 15, 1983.Walter was a graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School and served in the United States Navy. He retired from...
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Carol Ann Nichol

June 14, 1943 - February 13, 2018

Carol A. Nichol, 74, of Port Huron, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, surrounded by her family.She was born June 14, 1943 in Riley Center, to the late Shirley and Lavyonne McNutt. She married Alvin Nichol on September 9, 1961 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Port Huron.Carol touched many lives over the years as she worked with the public all of her life. She was the lady that would ask ...
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Rosemary L. Gorski

December 21, 1926 - February 9, 2018

Rosemary Louise Gorski, 91, of Port Huron, died Friday, February 9, 2018.She was born December 21, 1926 in Buffalo New York, to the late John and Blanche Brennan. She married Casimer J. Gorski and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1994.Rosemary was a graduate of Yale High School and had attended Port Huron School of Business. She was employed at Michigan National Bank as an executive...
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Stephen Russell Holmes

February 5, 1955 - February 5, 2018

Stephen Russell Holmes, 63, of Port Huron, died Monday, February 5, 2018.He was born February 5, 1955 in Port Huron to John and Beverly Holmes Jr.Stephen attended Port Huron Catholic High School and graduated from Port Huron Northern.He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.He is survived by two sons, Nathan Holmes and Matthew (Lisa) Holmes; two...
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Martin R. Gostinger

November 10, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Martin R. Gostinger, 89, of Kimball Township, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018.He was born November 10, 1928 in Port Huron, to the late Frank and Mary Gostinger. He married Mildred R. Brackenbury in 1972 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death, May 1, 2003.Martin was a graduate of St. Stephen High School.Nicknamed "Sunshine" by his family, Martin enjoyed building, working on cars, fixing anything...
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Mary Roseann Lewenetz

September 19, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Mary Roseann Lewenetz, 83, of Port Huron, died Monday, January 22, 2018.She was born September 19, 1934 in Emmett, to the late Daniel and Euphemia Collins. She married Ed Lewenetz and he preceded her in death.Mary attended elementary school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School in Emmet and graduated from St. Augustine High School in Richmond in 1952.She worked as a bartender in the area,...
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Arlene Jane Manzel

January 22, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Arlene Jane Manzel, 90, of Port Huron, passed away peacefully at Marwood Manor on Saturday, January 20, 2018, just two days shy of her 91st birthday.She was born January 22, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harold T. and Florence (Schuman) Simpson. She married Jack Manzel on September 6, 1945 in Georgia. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1992.Arlene graduated from Port Huron High...
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David Richard Courtney

April 22, 1934 - January 20, 2018

David R. Courtney, 83, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, January 20, 2018.He was born April 22, 1934, in Port Huron, to the late Lewis and Lottie Courtney.David retired from Mueller Brass after 47 years of service.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Paul; son, Tim; many brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death...
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David Thomas Haley, Sr.

May 7, 1958 - January 19, 2018

David T. Haley Sr., 59, a lifelong resident of Emmett, died Friday, January 19, 2018He was born May 7, 1958 in Port Huron to the late Thomas J. and Victoria J. Haley. He married Theresa Marczak on October 17, 1986 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Emmett.Dave was a 1976 graduate of Yale High School. He owned and operated Haley Construction since 1995.He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed cooking,...
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Barbara Parmantier

April 2, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Barbara Parmantier, 86, of Port Huron, died Thursday, January 18, 2018.She was born April 2, 1931 in Detroit, to the late Frank and Anna Pink. She married Peter "Michael" Parmantier on May 6, 1950 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2009.Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Dominican High School in Detroit.She enjoyed reading, sewing, watching classic movies and spending time with her...
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Paula Flynn Godwin

March 26, 1965 - January 17, 2018

Paula Flynn Godwin, 52, of Port Huron, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a battle with cancer.She was born March 26, 1965 in Lea Preston, United Kingdom to Doreen and the late Lawrence Flynn. She married James P. Godwin on December 28, 1991 at the Newman Center, Port Huron.Paula was a beautician at Chameleon Salon before her children were born. At that point, her focus became...
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Linda Lee Osborne

August 11, 1947 - January 8, 2018

Linda Lee Osborne, 70, of Port Huron, died Monday, January 8, 2018.She was born August 11, 1947 in Lansing, to the late Calvin and Shirley Mae CokonougherLinda enjoyed drawing, painting, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.She is survived by her four children, Michael (Betty) Osborne, Jennifer Csercsa, Jason (Debbie) Osborne and Christopher Osborne; seven grandchildren...
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Catherine Cavis

June 18, 1939 - January 3, 2018

Catherine Cavis, 78, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in McLaren-Port Huron Hospital.She was born June 18, 1939 in Athens, Greece to the late George and Garefo Vaitsos. Catherine came to the United States and moved to Chicago IL in the spring of 1961. She was introduced to George Cavis by her uncle that same year. Catherine and George were married on March 11, 1962 in Grace...
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Ernest Joseph Maurer

December 9, 1927 - December 30, 2017

Ernest Joseph Mauer, 90, of Port Huron, died Saturday, December 30, 2017.He was born December 9, 1927 in Ubly, Michigan, to the late Henry and Anna Maurer. He married Irene K. Horitski in 1956 in Bad Axe.He retired from C&O Railroad and was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.Ernest enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.He is survived by his wife, Irene; two children, Cynthia (Ken) Reinke...
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Thomas Francis Esper

March 10, 1926 - December 27, 2017

Father Thomas Francis Esper, 91, of Lakeport, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017.He was born March 10, 1926 in Dearborn, to the late Anthony M. and Gertrude E. Esper.Father Esper was ordained June 2, 1951.He was a former pastor of Holy Innocents Church in Roseville, St. Mary's Church in Redford, St. Louis Church in Mt. Clemens, St. Gertrude Church in St. Clair Shores, St. Joseph's Church in...
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Jeraldine Carol Mercurio

September 10, 1937 - December 23, 2017

Jeraldine Carol "Jerrie" Mercurio, 80, of Port Huron, died Saturday, December 23, 2017.She was born in 1937 in Enterprise, Oregon to the late Edwin and Pauline Vandeburgh. Jerrie was raised in the Lewiston ID & Clarkston WA area.She was a proficient stunt-team water-skier & parachute skier on the Snake River and couldn't swim. In the mid 50's, she married Leo Wiscarson who later preceded her. She...
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Richard Gilbert McLellan

October 7, 1944 - December 23, 2017

Richard Gilbert McLellan III, 73, of Fort Gratiot Township, died Saturday, December 23, 2017.He was born October 7, 1944 in Port Huron to the late Richard G. Jr. and Doris McLellan. He married Virginia Wishard on January 28, 1967 in Mt. Clemens.Richard spent his childhood in Marysville, graduating from Marysville High School in 1963. He also graduated from the University of Michigan. Richard...
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Loretta F. Fiedler

November 7, 1924 - December 22, 2017

Loretta F. Fiedler, 93, of Port Huron, died Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born November 7, 1924 in Port Huron to the late Wendlen "William" and Anna Moser. She married Joseph J. Fiedler on November 22, 1947 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1994. Loretta was a graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School. She was employed at London's Dairy prior to raising her family....
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Robert Martin Logan

January 23, 1932 - December 22, 2017

Robert Martin Logan, 85, of Smiths Creek, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.He was born January 23, 1932 in Capac to the late Orville and Hilda Logan. He married Agnes Patricia Sopha on October 17, 1952. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1998.Robert was a United States Navy veteran, having served from 1952 to 1956 in Norfolk...
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Raymond Paul Somogy, Sr.

March 7, 1942 - December 15, 2017

Raymond Paul Somogy Sr., 75, of Fort Gratiot, died Friday, December 15, 2017.He was born March 7, 1942 in Port Huron, to the late Alexander and Ella Somogy. He married Mary C. Elliott on June 29, 1968 at St. Stephen Catholic Church.Raymond graduated from Port Huron High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the Military Police during the Vietnam War. He was a 1st Class...
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Marguerite M. Gavin

November 18, 1918 - December 5, 2017

Marguerite M. (Donahue) Gavin, 99, of Port Huron, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Blue Water Hospice Home in Marysville, of natural causes.Marguerite was born November 18, 1918 in Cullom, IL, and moved with her family to Watertown Township near Sandusky MI in 1920. Following graduation from Sandusky High School in 1937, she moved to Port Huron, where she married Joseph J. Gavin on...
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Deborah L. Pemberton

August 26, 1955 - December 3, 2017

Deborah Lou "Debbie" Pemberton, 62, of Fort Gratiot Township, joined her husband, David, in heaven on December 3, 2017 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her parents, Herb and Donna Rosine, and her niece, Allison Gutierrez, were also there to greet her. Debbie worked as an Election Inspector for the City of Port Huron. She also enjoyed working with her extended family for many...
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John Wayne Rich

October 25, 1955 - December 2, 2017

John Wayne Rich, 62, of Fort Gratiot, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, of a stroke.He was born October 25, 1955 in Port Huron, to John "Jack" and Beverley Rich, who preceded him in death. Bev passing in 1968 and Jack passing in 2009.John worked as a laborer with Laborer's Union Local 1075.He enjoyed all sports, especially football, golf and bowling.John was an incredible father and...
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James Gary Condland

September 20, 1943 - November 26, 2017

James G. CondlandJames Gary Condland, 74, of Fort Gratiot, passed on Sunday, November 26, 2017.He was born September 2, 1943 in Port Huron to the late Edwin and Pauline Condland. He married Nora Neruda on December 1988 at the Victorian Inn in Port Huron.James was a project engineer and trouble shooter at the Detroit Edison - St. Clair Power Plant, retiring after 27 years of dedicated service.He...
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Bernard Lee Mitrzyk

December 17, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Bernard Lee Mitrzyk, 75, of Fort Gratiot, formerly of Standish, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017.He was born December 17, 1941 in Pinconning, to the late John and Victoria Mitrzyk. He married Kathleen A. Moore on April 8, 1967 in Saginaw.Bernard loved playing cards, going for car rides, and taking in the view of the water by the Blue Water Bridges, Port Huron. But most of all, he loved spending...
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Denis David Tetreau

September 8, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Denis David Tetreau, 85, of Port Huron, died Monday, November 20, 2017. He was born September 8, 1932 in Port Huron to the late Henry and Anne Tetreau. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan M. Schmitt, on November 21, 1953 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Denis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a radio operator. He managed many grocery stores including National Foods, A&P...
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John Franklin Corby

June 28, 1948 - November 15, 2017

John Franklin Corby, 69, of Clyde, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017.He was born June 28, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois, to the late Robert J. and Phyllis Helen Corby. He married Christine M. Guenther on December 26, 1970 in Port Huron.John was employed at Prestolite for 25 years.He was an avid fisherman, hunter and bowler and ran the Frank Fitzgerald Industrial Softball Tournament for 25 years. He...
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John Henry Rumptz

February 28, 1940 - November 13, 2017

John Henry Rumptz, 77, of Port Huron Township, died Monday, November 13, 2017.He was born February 28, 1940 in Ubly, to the late Peter S. and Theresa M. Rumptz.John served in the United States Navy and was a true patriot. He retired from Michigan National Bank and the Blue Water Area Transit.He was a gifted conservationist, who enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, reading and researching his...
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Gerald Lawrence Borowski

September 5, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Gerald Lawrence "Bud" Borowski, 89, of Port Huron Township, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017.He was born September 5, 1928 in Port Huron to the late Albert and Molly Borowski. He married Marilyn G. Spangenberg in 1975.Gerald served in the National Guard. He enjoyed 37 years working on the railroad. He also enjoyed living on the Black River and loved his old John Deere tractor, but most of...
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Mary Margaret Rankin

May 27, 1925 - November 8, 2017

Mary M. Rankin 92, of Port Huron, died November 8, 2017 in Port Huron.Mary was born May 27, 1925, in Port Huron, to the late Ira and Quinnith Carpenter. She married William J. Rankin in Port Huron in 1942. He preceded her in death on July 18, 2007.Mary helped out with the family business established by her father as Carpenter Quality Meats, later co-owning it with her husband, Bill.Mary enjoyed...
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Stephen Charles Brush

March 5, 1953 - November 5, 2017

Stephen Charles Brush, 64, of Port Huron died Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born March 5, 1953 in Yokosuka, Japan to the late William and Jeanne Brush. He married Judy M. Mosher on October 18, 2014 in Port Huron. Stephen grew up in Port Huron after returning home with his parents after the U.S. Navy transferred his father back to the United States. He was a 1970 graduate of Port Huron...
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Karen Ann Owens

November 4, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Karen Ann Owens, 71, of Clyde, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017.She was born November 4, 1945 in St. Clair, to the late Russell O. and Florence L. Dandron. She married Paul Owens, who preceded her in death in 2006.Karen was a graduate of St. Clair High School.She loved watching freighters in Lake Huron. She enjoyed reading, poetry and was very artistic. But most of all she loved spending...
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Nan Louise Perley

September 30, 1958 - October 31, 2017

Nan Louise Perley, 59, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017.She was born September 30, 1958 in Port Huron to the late George and Anna Ernst. She married David K. Perley on September 15, 1984, in Port Huron.Nan was a 1976 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School. She was employed at Marshall E. Campbell Company for over 30 years.She enjoyed reading, playing euchre, scrabble and...
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Bonnie Kay Sharpe

April 9, 1942 - October 26, 2017

Bonnie Kay Sharpe, 75, of Port Huron, died Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born April 9, 1942 in Port Huron to the late Andrew and Helen Steinhaus. She married Frank Sharpe on August 4, 1962 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett. Bonnie was a 1960 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Bonnie was an avid reader and loved spending time...
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Germain Marie Irons

August 20, 1926 - October 19, 2017

Germain Marie Irons, 91, of Lexington, died Thursday, October 19, 2017.She was born August 20, 1926 in Detroit, to the late Henry and Rose Glaeser. She married Earle Edward Irons on September 7, 1946 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on September 14, 2005.Germain's love of music and charity work brought her to be a twelve year manager at The Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes Restaurant and a...
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Elaine Marie Tomlinson

December 14, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Elaine M. Tomlinson, 83, of East China, died Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was born December 14, 1933 in Port Huron to the late George G. and Laura M. Cavis. She married Richard J. Tomlinson, her St. Stephens Catholic School sweetheart, on May 28, 1955 in St. Stephen Catholic Church. Richard preceded her in death on February 4, 2014. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Stephen...
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Betty J. Hewitt

November 3, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Betty J. "Bejie" Hewitt, 88, of Fort Gratiot, formerly of Fair Haven and Algonac, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.She was born November 3, 1928 in Orlando, Florida, to the late James and Marion Elizabeth Barlow. She married the love of her life, John H. "Jack" Hewitt, on June 4, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2007.Betty was the church organist for 40 years and a founding member of All...
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Eleanor Grabbitt

January 25, 1920 - October 2, 2017

Eleanor Grabbitt, 97, of Fort Gratiot, died Monday, October 2, 2017.She was born January 25, 1920, in Port Huron, to the late George T. and Phema A. Bright.Arrangements by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.
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Richard E. Coats

September 24, 1933 - September 9, 2017

Richard Edward Coats, 83, of Port Huron, died Saturday, September 9, 2017.He was born September 24, 1933 in Worth Township to the late Henry and Iva Coats. He married Karen Lee Dropiewski on April 25, 1964 in St. Stephens Catholic Church, Port Huron. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2015.Richard retired from Eugene Welding after 30 years and also worked on the great lakes aboard the...
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William Eugene Thomas

March 8, 1927 - September 9, 2017

William "Bill" Eugene Thomas, 90, of Marysville, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in McLaren - Port Huron Hospital, of natural causes.Mr. Thomas was born March 8, 1927 in Port Huron to the late Eugene and Beatrice I. Thomas, and was a lifelong resident of the Blue Water Area. He married Joanne B. Fiedler on October 11, 1952 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death on September 29, 2013,...
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Marie L. Zimmer

September 12, 1919 - September 6, 2017

Marie Lettie Zimmer, 97, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017.She was born September 12, 1919 in Grosse Pointe to the late August and Marion Heering.Marie was a graduate of St. Stephen High School and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.She loved having dinner and spending time with her cousins. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and celebrating Christmas.She is survived by her son,...
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Barbara Joan Hyatt

July 17, 1931 - September 5, 2017

Barbara Joan Hyatt, 86, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017.She was born July 17, 1931 in Sarnia, Ontario, to the late William and Margaret Phillips. She married Richard R. Hyatt on August 7, 1948 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on December 11, 2013.Barbara was a mail order worker at Mary Maxim, retiring in 1985 after 14 years of service.She is survived by four children,...
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Christina Marie Hilgendorf

December 11, 1983 - September 1, 2017

Christina M. Hilgendorf, 33, of Port Huron, died Friday, September 1, 2017.She was born December 11, 1983 in Port Huron.Christina is survived by six children, Ashton Miller, Aden Miller, Kayleigh Hilgendorf, Deonte Floyd-Frazier, Deianna Floyd-Frazier and Dayton Lincoln; her fianc้, Anthony Lincoln; her mother, Connie (Darryl) Krul; three siblings, Mark Schultz, Joseph (Jennifer) Schultz and Eric...
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Jane Marie Madsen

February 19, 1921 - September 1, 2017

Jane Marie Madsen, 96, of Port Huron, died Friday, September 1, 2017. She was born February 19, 1921 in Hamtramck to the late Aleksander and Eva Sulikowski. Jane was a graduate of Hamtramck High School and the Detroit Commercial College. She retired from the State of Michigan as an executive secretary in 1988. She was also a long time member of the Y.M.C.A. and the Council on Aging. She is...
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Bonnie Louise Winn

July 12, 1934 - August 30, 2017

Bonnie Louise Winn, 83, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017.She was born July 12, 1934 in Hazel Park to the late Lawrence and Boneta Hepner. She met the love of her life, Gerald R. Winn, in 1952. Within one week, they were married on August 10, 1952 in Bonnie's parent's home in St. Clair. They were married for 65 years.Bonnie was a very generous person whose gift was to take care of...
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Shirley J. Mainguy

July 27, 1930 - August 27, 2017

Shirley J. Mainguy, 87, of Lewiston and formerly of Port Huron, died Sunday, August 27, 2017.She was born July 27, 1930 in Port Huron to the late Elmer and Clara Pleiness. She married Thomas J. Mainguy on April 3, 1948 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1993.Shirley was a 1947 graduate of Port Huron High School. She retired from the Port Huron Area...
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Sheria Lynn Atkinson

January 5, 1963 - August 21, 2017

Sheria Perod Atkinson, 54, of Fort Gratiot Township died Monday, August 21, 2017.She was born January 5, 1963 in Zama, Japan to William R. and Betty Perod.Sheria was a graduate of Votech Vocational Center in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She was a store manager at Walgreens.She loved her family and her dogs, Gizmo and Molly.She is survived by her daughter, Autumn (Jesse) Dunsmore of Wisconsin; her...
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C. Dean Crocker

April 30, 1939 - August 3, 2017

C. Dean Crocker, 78, currently of St. Clair Shores, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017.He was born April 30, 1939 in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, to the late J.A. Frazer and Marjorie Crocker. He married Barbara Anne Boylan on September 10, 1960.Dean served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed the outdoors, including golfing, fishing and boating. Most of all, he loved time with his family.He is...
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Catherine Kinert

September 8, 1921 - July 27, 2017

Catherine Bonetta "Bonnie" Kinert, 95, of Port Huron, left this earth on Thursday, July 27, 2017, peacefully and happily to be with her husband, Joseph, for eternity in Heaven.Catherine "Bonnie" was born September 8, 1921, in Defiance, Ohio, to the late Daniel and Leona Ryan. She was the fourth daughter of a family of ten children.She came to Port Huron by bus at the age of seventeen and joined...
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John Francis Baska

January 30, 1953 - July 17, 2017

John Francis Baska, 64, of Fort Gratiot, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Blue Water Hospice Home, Marysville.He was born January 30, 1953 in Port Huron, to the late Frederick J. and Mary C. "Chris" Baska.John was a 1971 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School. He met his wife, Debbie, while working at Dorsey House restaurant. They were married on...
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Nancy Ann Peters

March 20, 1937 - July 15, 2017

Nancy Ann Peters, 80, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, July 15, 2017.She was born March 20, 1937 in Port Huron to George and Lucylle Truscott. She married Francis M. "Frank" Peters on July 28, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron.Nancy was 1955 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was employed at People's Bank and NBD Bank, retiring in 1995.She was a member of St. Mary Catholic...
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Edward Dale King

December 21, 1951 - July 13, 2017

Edward Dale King, 65, of Port Huron died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13, 2017 following an automobile accident in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born December 21, 1951 in St. Clair to the late Foster and Margarett King. He married Patricia A. Senyk on June 18, 1983 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Edward was a 1976 graduate of Michigan Technological University. He was employed with Detroit...
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Alvin J. VanBuskirk

January 14, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Alvin Jay VanBuskirk, 80, of Yale, died Monday, July 10, 2017.He was born January 14, 1937 in Port Huron to the late Archibald J. and Doris M. VanBuskirk. He was raised by his mother and his father, Eugene F. Cole.Alvin retired from the A&P Food Store.He collected postcards, was an avid Port Huron memorabilia collector and was a member of M.C.C.He is survived by his two children, Gerri VanBuskirk...
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Dolores Mary Martinek

September 25, 1923 - July 10, 2017

Dolores Martinek, 93, loving mother of four and widow of Leonard R. Martinek, passed away on July 10, 2017. Born in Detroit to Frank and Mary (McLatcher) Chimielesky, Dolores lived her whole life in Michigan. She grew up in Royal Oak, where the family had moved from Detroit, when she was just an infant for her father to work in the auto industry as a carpenter. Money was tight growing up during...
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Jeanne Elizabeth Fisher

May 29, 1924 - July 6, 2017

Jeanne Elizabeth Fisher, 93, of St. Clair, died Thursday, July 6, 2017.Jeanne Elizabeth Fisher was born on May 29th, 1924, in Port Huron. She was the third of five children born to Roy and Clara (Koob) Fisher. The family lived in the Port Huron and St. Clair areas.Jeanne graduated from St. Stephen Catholic High School, in Port Huron, and completed her Nursing Education in Michigan. She...
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April Dee Marie Cichoracki

May 2, 1975 - July 3, 2017

April Dee Marie Cichoracki, 42, of Port Huron, died Monday, July 3, 2017.She was born May 2, 1975 in Port Huron.April treasured being a grandma and loved animals, especially her dog, Simba. She loved to laugh, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.She is survived by three sons, Brandon Boman, Steven (Jamie) Reaume and Tyler (Heaven) Reume; two granddaughters, Natalynn...
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Phyllis Theresa Egan

February 20, 1931 - July 1, 2017

Phyllis Theresa Egan, 86, of Clyde Township, died Saturday, July 1, 2017.She was born February 20, 1931 in St. Clair to the late Leonard F. and Mary P. Thomas. She married Daniel T. Egan on August 25, 1956 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2009.Phyllis was a graduate of St. Clair High School and was employed as a bank teller for many years at...
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Margaret K. Schock

August 7, 1928 - June 27, 2017

Margaret K. Schock, 88, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017.She was born August 7, 1928 in Harbor Beach to the late George and Carolina Lautner, and has lived in Port Huron since 1951. She married Floyd L. Schock on June 26, 1948 in Ruth. He preceded her in death on October 8, 2003.Margaret was a 1946 graduate of Our Lady of Lake Huron High School. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph...
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