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Jansen Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Columbiaville's first funeral home was first established in 1909 by Fred Carl, the town jeweler. At that time the funeral home was located in a brick building on First Street where the local doctor, Dr. Chapin, also maintained his medical practice.

In May of 1935, Ray McPherson purchased the funeral home then moved the business to the former Dr. Conley residence two years later. This is still the current location today. With the help of his wife Jane, the McPherson's operated the funeral home for about twelve years expanding its size with an addition prior to selling it to Herbert Reynolds in 1947.

Mr. Reynolds operated both the funeral home and the local ambulance service until late 1963 when he returned to his home town Lowell. Ward Newton who owned and operated the Baird-Newton Funeral Home in Lapeer purchased the
location at that time. The funeral home continued to grow, and about a decade later Mr. Newton added on the last of the additions, which in total made the funeral home just shy of its 6500 SQ Ft. today.

In 2001, Dan Jansen purchased the funeral home, and changed its name
to Jansen Family Funeral Home. The funeral home has been remodeled extensively over the past decade, along with landscaping that has made the funeral home one of the most beautiful landmarks in downtown Columbiaville.

Today our funeral home is an area leader in providing a variety of quality services, such as funeral luncheons, a motorcycle hearse, and an array of other personalized services that have helped families create memorable and lasting tributes to their loved ones.

In late 2004, a portion of our business was redirected to serve families who desired a simpler and less expensive cremation or funeral service as opposed to the traditional funeral home. Over the past few years we have continued to develop a number of funeral care packages that meet the general desires of the public.

In early 2008, Daniel Jansen founded the Michigan Cremation & Burial Services Network to further provide families affordable cremation and burial options. This network consists of licensed family owned funeral homes across Michigan dedicated to the families they serve. Over the last few years, the Michigan Cremation & Burial Services Network have developed the Honors program for veterans and Green Passages for those wanting an earth friendly option. This network is made up of many of the states leading funeral directors and continues to grow in size every year. www.michigancremationservices.com

At Jansen Family Funeral Home, we are proud to provide funeral service to the residents of Columbiaville and its surrounding communities. We believe in treating your family with the same care and compassion that we show our own. It is an honor and privilege to care for every family we serve.


Our Obituaries

Patricia Ann Johnson

September 14, 1936 - July 5, 2015

Patricia Ann Johnson, age 78, of Columbiaville died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at McLaren - Lapeer Region surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born September 14, 1936 in Flint, the daughter of the late Byron and Madeline Craig. She later married Gerald Johnson on January 6, 1955 in Columbiaville. She enjoyed traveling, scrap booking, knitting, crocheting, shopping, garage sales, and...
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Michael Milich

November 19, 1950 - July 2, 2015

Michael Paul Milich, age 64, of Columbiaville died July 2, 2015 at home with his family. Michael was born November 19, 1950 in Detroit to Paul and Esther Milich. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and later married Veronica J. Roscoe on June 3, 1972 in Detroit. Michael is survived by his wife Veronica, mother Esther, Siblings: Matt ( Nancy )...
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Alan C. Fuller

May 2, 1947 - June 21, 2015

Alan C. Fuller, age 68, of Columbiaville died June 21, 2015 at McLaren - Lapeer surrounded by his loving family. Al was born May 2, 1947 in Chicago, IL., the son of the late Allen and Elaine. Al retired from Buick Motors - Plant 36 after 40 years of service and served on the Columbiaville Village Council for 5 years. He was a member of UAW Local 599. Al enjoyed gardening, all sports,...
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Tonya Armstrong

May 18, 1973 - June 12, 2015

Tonya M. Armstrong, age 42, of Columbiaville died June 12, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Tonya was born May 18, 1973 in Flint, the daughter of Kenneth and Cecelia Howard. She later married Troy R. Armstrong on July 10, 1999. Tonya enjoyed reading, camping, fishing, boating, but most of all spending time with her husband Troy and daughter Skye. Tonya is survived by her...
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Susie Kay Bussell

May 14, 1965 - June 10, 2015

Susie K. Bussell, age 50, of Ionia died June 10, 2015 at Mother Teresa House in Lansing. Susie was born May 14, 1965 in Carson City to Gary and Judith Bishop. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Judith Strathmann

May 23, 1950 - May 31, 2015

Judith A. Strathmann, age 65, of Haslett died May 31, 2015 at Sparrow Hospital. Judith was born May 23, 1950 in Lansing to Eskor and Betty Laughlin. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Mary Shook

March 19, 1925 - May 29, 2015

Mary Edna Shook, age 90, of Lansing, died May 29, 2015 at McLaren - Greater Lansing. Mary was born March 19, 1925 in Grayling, Michigan to the late Raymond and Ellen Beck. Per her wishes cremation has taken place.
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Deborah Harriman

July 25, 1957 - May 29, 2015

Deborah L. Harriman, age 57, of Lapeer died suddenly on may 29,2 015 at McLaren - Lapeer. Deb was born July 25, 1957 in Wayne, Michigan to Howard and Barbara Clark. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial celebration will take place at a later date.
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Timothy Ray Riley

August 3, 1960 - May 29, 2015

Timothy Ray Riley, age 54, of West Union, W.V. departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home. Tim was born August 3, 1960 in Flint, Michigan, s son of Charles and Janet ( Simpson ) riley of Columbiaville, MI. For the past 21 years, Tim has worked as a crew chief at Bombardier Aerospace of Bridgeport, W.V. He was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corp from 1978-1988...
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Beverly Buckley

March 9, 1931 - May 28, 2015

Beverly Ann Buckley, age 84, of North Branch died May 28, 2015 at home with her loving family. Beverly was born March 9, 1931 in Troy, Michigan, the daughter of the late Louis and Julia Salyer. She later married Thomas Buckley Jr. in December of 1955. She enjoyed traveling, and watching the sunsets with her husband, but most of all spending time with her family, especially Sarah, her...
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William Turrell

July 13, 1929 - May 25, 2015

William Turrell, age 85, of Williamston died May 25, 2015 at home with his family. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Wilma Beard

March 10, 1931 - May 18, 2015

Wilma (Rodgers) Beard, age 84, of Columbiaville died May 18, 2015 at home with her family. Wilma was born March 10, 1931 in Newport, Arkansas. The daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Smith) Skyrme. She married Archie Rodgers on April 16, 1949, and he died January 14, 1979 and a later married Clay Beard on January 2, 1980, and he died July 10, 2010. She was a member of the West...
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Randall Shesto

August 15, 1954 - May 15, 2015

Randall Shesto, Age 60, of Whitmore Lake died May 15, 2015 at home with his family. Per Randall's wishes cremation has taken place and service will be held at a later date in Wisconsin. A special thanks to Arbor Hospice for the care he received.
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Shirley Trammel

April 1, 1935 - May 9, 2015

Shirley Ann Trammel, age 80, of Columbiaville died May 9, 2015 at Lapeer County Medical care Facility. Shirley was born April 1, 1935 in Pontiac to the late Robert and Elsie LaMar. She later married Donald Trammel Sr. Shirley was a member of the Clarkston Eagles Club, and enjoyed reading, working on puzzles and crosswords, a good hand of cards, and bowling. She is survived by her...
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Werner Boehnke

June 29, 1946 - May 2, 2015

Werner Boehnke, age 69, of Oxford died May 2, 2015 at Stonegate Health Campus in Lapeer. Per Werner's wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Betty Louise Johnson

October 26, 1922 - April 29, 2015

Betty L. Johnson, age 92, of Davison died April 29, 2015 at Stonegate Health Campus in Lapeer. Betty was born October 26, 1922 in Flint. She later married Wayne Johnson on December 26, 1951. Betty retired from the Flint Community School District. She also enjoyed antiquing with her friends and traveling up-north to her cabin. Betty is survived by her sons: Scott (Cynthia) Johnson,...
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Maria Christina Ferrari-Guldi

July 15, 1951 - April 28, 2015

Maria Christina Ferrari-Guldi, age 63, of Brown City died April 28, 2015 at home with her family. Maria was born Brazil to the late Adhemar and Irma Ferrari. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Brenda Otis

June 2, 1923 - April 17, 2015

Brenda Otis, age 91, of Cadillac and Columbiaville died April 17, 2015 at McLaren - Lapeer Hospital. Brenda was born June 2, 1923 in Leigh, England. The daughter of the late James and Lillian Sherrington. She later married Richard Otis on May 14, 1949 in Toronto, Canada. Brenda became a citizen of the United States of America and was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Cadillac. ...
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Eileen Grasso

October 22, 1929 - April 16, 2015

Eileen Grasso, age 85, of Lapeer died suddenly April 16, 2015 at home. Eileen was born October 22, 1929 in New Jersey to the late Gustave and Josephine Bentler. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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Sharon Rosser

February 10, 1942 - April 16, 2015

Sharon Rosser, age 73, of Lapeer died April 16, 2015 at Ferguson convalescent Home in Lapeer. Per Sharon's wishes, her body was donated to science for educational and research purposes to better lives of us all.
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Frank Winfree

October 16, 1972 - April 6, 2015

Frank Winfree, age 42, of Lansing died April 6, 2015 at McLaren - Greater Lansing Hospital. Frank was born October 16, 1972 in Harvey, Illinois. Per Frank's wishes cremation has taken place and service will be held at a later date.
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Virginia May Smith

September 1, 1947 - April 6, 2015

Virginia May Smith, age 67, of Columbiaville died April 6, 2015 at home with her husband. Funeral Mass will be held 11:00AM on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Otisville. Friends may visit at the church on Thursday 10:00 AM till time of Mass. Interment New Calvary Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Memorials in memory of Virginia may be made to the church.
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Margie King

October 15, 1929 - April 5, 2015

Margie King, age 84, of Lapeer died April 5, 2015 at Ferguson Convalescent Home in Lapeer. Margie was born October 15, 1929 in Lester, Arkansas. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Robert William Bullard

December 31, 1949 - April 2, 2015

Robert William Bullard, age 65, of Kalamazoo died April 2, 2015. Robert was born December 31, 1949 in Kalamazoo. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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Clifford Liddell

July 13, 1941 - April 1, 2015

Clifford D. Liddell, age 73, of Columbiaville died April 1, 2015 at home with his loving family. Cliff was born July 13, 1941 in Grand Blanc to the late James and Theresa (Brown) Liddell. He retired from AC Spark Plug in 1991 and Brecker ABC Tool 2010. Cliff was a member of the Columbiaville United Methodist Church and UAW Local 651. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing,...
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Mitchell Schroka

April 1, 1949 - March 30, 2015

Mitchell Schroka, age 65, of Algonac died March 30, 2015 at home with his family. Per Mitchell's request cremation has taken place an no services are planned at this time.
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Travis McElhaney-Lowpatowski

December 20, 1986 - March 29, 2015

Travis Allen McElhaney-Lowpatowski, age 28, died suddenly March 29, 2015. Travis was born December 20, 1986 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cremation has taken place an no services are planned at this time.
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James P. Hedglin

March 31, 1933 - March 28, 2015

James P. Hedglin, age 81, of Ann Arbor dies March 28, 2015 at White Pine Care and Rehab in Howell. James was born March 31, 1933 in Jackson, MI. Per his wishes he was donated to science to better the lives of us all. He is survived by his wife Mary and other family and friends.
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Robert L. Nichols

January 8, 1932 - March 26, 2015

Robert L. Nichols, age 83, a lifelong resident of Columbiaville died March 26, 2015 at Stonegate in Lapeer. Robert was born January 8, 1932 in Columbiaville to Bert and Ilah Nichols. Robert served his country Honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Otisville, The Otisville Masonic Lodge #401, Otter Lake VFW, and past member...
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Michael P. Bangs

July 2, 1965 - March 25, 2015

Michael P. Bangs, age 49, of Saginaw died March 25, 2015 at home. Michael was born July 2, 1965 in Detroit. Per Michael's wishes a private viewing will take place with cremation to follow.
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Alta M. Batzloff

April 2, 1921 - March 25, 2015

Alta M. Batzloff, age 93, of Millington died March 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Alta was born April 2, 1921 in Lapeer to the late Paul and Sarah ( Vaughan ) Seames. She graduated from Lapeer High School in 1939, and later married Donald Batzloff on March 7, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri while he was with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Leonard. Alta worked as a...
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Seth Syzmanski

August 28, 1994 - March 25, 2015

Seth Syzmanski, age 20, of Imlay City went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 25, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Seth was born August 28, 1994. Burial will take place Friday, March 27, 2015 at Deerfield Twp. Cemetery.
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Brian L. Hart

July 24, 1959 - March 21, 2015

Brian L. Hart, age 55, of Columbiaville died March 21, 2015 at home with his family. Brian was born July 24, 1959 in Royal Oak, the son of the late Warner and Florence Hart. Brian was an avid car enthusiast and loved trucking. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Brian is survived by his fiancé: Pam Drake, children: Brianne Hart, Brian Hart, Taylor...
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Clyde Ray Harris

June 17, 1939 - March 20, 2015

Clyde Ray Harris, age 75, a lifelong resident of Columbiaville died March 20, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Clyde was born June 17, 1939 in Columbiaville to the late John and Gladys Harris. He later married Sally K. Peterson on June 17, 1986. Clyde attended college to become a skills tradesman for Buick at plant 36. He enjoyed working with his hands, whether it be...
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Pauline Kreiner

August 9, 1930 - March 17, 2015

Pauline M. Kreiner, age 84, of Columbiaville died March 17, 2015 at Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro. Pauline was born August 9, 1930 in Flint to the late Paul and Millie Barton. She married Lee Kreiner on January 28, 1950. Pauline was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Otisville, where she enjoyed volunteering with the women's group. She was also a past 4-H leader...
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Willetta "Billie" McCall

October 5, 1933 - March 15, 2015

Willetta "Billie" Alice Mary McCall, age 81, of Otter Lake died March 15, 2015 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Billie was born October 5, 1933 in Flint to the late William and Catherine Fowler. She later married John McCall. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons and their wives: William ( Barbara ) McCall of North Lake, Kenneth ( Phyllis ) McCall of Millington, Michael (...
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Shirley Fox

May 7, 1932 - March 14, 2015

Shirley M. Fox, age 82, of Ann Arbor died March 14, 2015 at home with her family. Shirley was born May 7, 1932 in Iowa. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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Lorenzo Vaughan

August 16, 1935 - March 11, 2015

Lorenzo C. Vaughan, age 79, of Columbiaville died March 11, 2015 at United Hospice in Marlette surrounded by his loving family. Lorenzo was born August 16, 1935 in Caro to the late Willard and Florence Vaughan. He served his country Honorably in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Davison Eagles Club and Moose Lodge in Lapeer. He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, singing Karaoke,...
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Richard Norman Clawson

July 23, 1958 - March 7, 2015

Richard N. Clawson, age 56, of Lapeer died March 7, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Per Richards wishes, cremation will take place and no service is planned at this time.
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Karon Eliis

July 19, 1949 - March 3, 2015

Karon Ellis, age 65, of Dewiit died March 3, 2015 at Mid Michigan Hospice. Per Karon's wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Constantino R. Casadei

August 7, 1929 - February 26, 2015

Constantino Casadei, age 85, of Columbiaville died February 26, 2015 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Constantino was born August 7, 1929 in Detroit. Cremation has taken place and a memorial celebration will be held 2:00 PM on May 7, 2015 at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
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Bruce P. Boyd

May 31, 1929 - February 25, 2015

Bruce P. Boyd. Age 85 of Dryden, formerly of Pontiac, died in his home February 25, 2015. Bruce was a wonderful family man, story teller, and energetically loved life. He was always quick to help others or offer an encouraging word. He served his country honorably in the National Guard, Navy and Air Force. He also served on the Orchard Lake police force for many years. He is survived by...
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Albert Montgomery

May 11, 1939 - February 24, 2015

Albert Montgomery, age 75, of Lapeer went to be with his Lord February 24, 2015 at home with his loving family. Albert was born May 11, 1939 in Lapeer, the son of the late Roy and Mable Montgomery. He later married Michele Meyers on September 4, 1976 in Lapeer. Albert was a member of the Otisville Church of Christ. He was a past member of Lapeer Sportsman Club and Lapeer Eagles club. He...
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Dicky Reagan

May 21, 1935 - February 9, 2015

Dicky Reagan, age 79, of Oregon Township died February 9, 2015 at home with his family. Dicky was born May 21, 1935 in Hamburg, Illinois to the late William and Fern Reagan. Per Dicky's wishes his body was donated to science for study to better help all of us in the future.
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Wesley "Wes" McMann

June 17, 1962 - February 1, 2015

Wesley "Wes" G. McMann, age 52, of Lapeer / Marlette died February 1, 2015 at United Hospice in Marlette. Wesley was born June 17, 1962 in St Petersburg, FL to Neal and Pauline McMann. He later married Faye McCauley. Wesley enjoyed camping and spending time with his family, friends, and beloved dog Misty. He worked for South Cedar Steel in Imlay City and later Webasto Products North...
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Katherine Sherman

June 26, 1931 - January 31, 2015

Katherine Sherman, age 83, of Columbiaville died January 31, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Katherine was born June 26, 1931 in Flushing to LaVerne and Claudia Hall. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Hazel Meeker-Spencer

April 16, 1939 - January 26, 2015

Hazel Anna Meeker-Spencer, age 75, of Millington died at home January 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Hazel was born April 16, 1939 in Millington to the late David and Myrtle Long. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, but most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. She was a kind and compassionate lady who had touched so...
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Paul Thomas Dunn

May 28, 1950 - January 23, 2015

Paul T. Dunn, age 64, of Lapeer died January 23, 2015 at McLaren - Lapeer Region. Paul was born May 28, 2015 in Detroit to John and Mary Dunn. Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
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Dorothy Westbrook

November 9, 1933 - January 17, 2015

Dorothy Westbrook, age 81, of Clio died January 17, 2015 at Maple Manor. Dorothy was born November 9, 1933 in Flint to the late Clifford and Madeline Sisco. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Ronald Sokolowski

August 30, 1955 - January 13, 2015

Ronald Peter Sokolowski, age 59, of Columbiaville died January 13, 2015 at McLaren - Lapeer Region. Ronald was born August 30, 1955 in Detroit to Casmir and Delores Sokolowski. Cremation has taken place and a celebratory mass will be held at a later date.
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Shirley Weirauch

July 4, 1937 - January 8, 2015

Shirley Weirauch, age 77, of Mason died January 8, 2015 at home with her family. Shirley was born July 4, 1937 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Shirley Larose

January 29, 1937 - January 7, 2015

Shirley J. Larose, age 77, of Mayville died January 7, 2015 at McLAren - Lapeer. Shirley was born January 29, 1937 in Flint. Per Shirley's wishes her body was donated to research for education studies to better the lives of all.
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Sharalyn Buckley

April 1, 1943 - January 6, 2015

Sharalyn Kay Buckley, age 71, of Davison, formerly Otter Lake died January 6, 2015 at McLaren - Lapeer surrounded by her loving family. Sharalyn was born April 1, 1943 in Otisville to the late Glen and Gladys Powers ( Simmonds ). She later married Donald Buckley on December 31, 1965. Sharalyn enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and crocheting. She is survived by her husband Donald, ...
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Kathleen Heller

April 25, 1929 - January 4, 2015

Kathleen Heller, age 85, of Lapeer died January 4, 2015 at home with her family. Kathleen was born April 25, 1929 to the late Eugene and Matilda Welch in Jackson, Michigan. Cremation has taken place and memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Patrick Murray

December 3, 1954 - January 3, 2015

Patrick W. Murray, age 60, of Okemos died January 3, 2015 at The Wilows at Okemos. Patrick was born December 3, 1954 in Lansing. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Thomas C. Sundrla

September 9, 1958 - January 2, 2015

Thomas Sundrla, age 58, of Lansing died January 2, 2015 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Thomas was born September 9, 1958 in Detroit to Thomas and Lois Sundrla. A private family viewing will take place with cremation to follow.
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Richard Stempowski

December 31, 1930 - January 1, 2015

Richard C. Stempowski, age 84, of Caseville died January 1, 2014 at home with his family. Richard was born December 31, 1930 in Detroit, the son of the late Stephen and Julia Stempowski. Cremation will take place and no service is planned at this time.
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Gergory M McFadden

June 26, 1955 - December 28, 2014

Gregory M. McFadden, age 59, of Detroit died December 28, 2014 at Harper Hospital. Gregory was born June 26, 1955 in Lansing to the Paul and Lillian McFadden. A private family viewing will be held followed by cremation.
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Tracey Roeper

March 17, 1967 - December 27, 2014

Tracey Roeper, age 47, of Lapeer died December 27, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at this time.
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Gertrude Jarvis

February 3, 1922 - December 26, 2014

Gertrude Grace Jarvis (Ross), age 92, of Columbiaville passed away on December 26, 2014 at  McLaren - Lapeer Region surrounded by family.  Gertrude was born in Columbiaville, Michigan on February 3, 1922 the first of 5 children born to Clyde and Mildred (Petitt) Ross. She graduated valedictorian from Columbiaville High School. She later married Ronald Pershing Jarvis on March 20, 1945.  They...
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Jessie Reece, Jr.

April 25, 1951 - December 24, 2014

Jessie W. Reece Jr., age 63, of North Branch died unexpectedly at home on December 24, 2014. Jessie was born April 25, 1951 to the late Jesse and Lenora. Cremation has taken place and no memorial service is planned at this time.
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Robert George

May 9, 1951 - December 23, 2014

Robert James George, age 63, of Oxford died December 23, 2104 at home with his family. Arrangements are pending.
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Susan Marie Bergamo

April 17, 1958 - December 23, 2014

Susan Marie Bergamo, age 56, of Howell died December 23, 2014 at home with her family. Susan was born April 17, 1958 in Detroit. the duaghter of Leo and Donnie Bednarksi. Per Susan's wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial will be held at a later date.
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Denny St. Pierre

May 5, 1935 - December 22, 2014

Denny St. Pierre, age 79, of Columbiaville died December 22, 2014 at McLaren - Flint Region surrounded by his loving family. Denny was born May 5, 1935 in Quebec, Canada. The son of the late Joseph and Marie St. Pierre. He later married Joanne Albrecht on June 11, 1971 in Fostoria. Denny was retired from Metamora Plastics. He owned Pioneer Pipes where he manufactured parts for muzzle...
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Sandy Milka

August 30, 1935 - December 18, 2014

Sandy Jean Milka, age 79, of Columbiaville died December 18, 2014 at home with her family. Sandy was born August 30, 1935 in Pontiac. The daughter of Harold and Helen Frack. She later married Robert Milka on December 4, 1954 in Waterford. Sandy belonged to a Red Hat Society in Florida and Waterford. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, bowling, baking, but most of all spending time with...
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Robert Turbeville

September 6, 1960 - December 12, 2014

Robert T. Turbeville. age 54, of Lapeer died suddenly December 12, 2014 at McLaren - Lapeer. Robert was born September 6, 1960 in Wyandotte. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date out of state.
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Sherry Williamson

August 7, 1942 - December 9, 2014

Sherry A. Williamson, age 72, of Otter Lake died December 9, 2014. Sherry was born August 7, 1942 in Burton, the daughter of the late Raymond and Harriet Myers. She later married Dale Williamson. Sherry enjoyed crocheting, bike rides, and was an avid roller and ice skater. Sherry is survived by her children: Dawn ( Michael ) Mitchell, Tammy ( Marshall ) Boyd, Kimberly Williamson,...
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Carol Davis

October 1, 1934 - December 8, 2014

Carol D. Davis, age 80, of Columbiaville went to be with her Lord and Savior December 8, 2014 at Suncrest Nursing Home. Carol was born October 1, 1934 in Royal Oak, the daughter of the late LaVerne and Inez Mead. She later married Herbert Davis. Carol was a member of the Columbiaville Baptist Church, and volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association. She enjoyed crafts, but most of all...
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Vera Burgess

June 17, 1918 - December 6, 2014

Vera B. Burgess, age 96, of Columbiaville died December 6, 2014 at Mondeau AFC Home in Lapeer. Vera was born June 17, 1918 in Columbiaville, the daughter of the late Alger and Hazel Traver. She later married Hilton U. Burgess on January 16, 1938 in Indiana. Vera was a member of the Columbiaville United Methodist Church, past member of Rebekah Lodge 136 in Columbiaville, and Blue Star...
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Donald Boucher

October 8, 1919 - November 28, 2014

Donald Boucher, age 95, of Royal Oak died November 28, 2014 at home with his family. Donald was born October 8, 1919 in Bay City. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held at a later date.
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Gabriel Lindsay

September 27, 1976 - November 27, 2014

Gabriel Lindsay, age 38, of Houghton Lake died November 27, 2014. Gabriel was born September 27, 1976 in Saginaw. Cremation ahs taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Philip Kelly

March 29, 1927 - November 26, 2014

Philip Kelly, age 87, a lifelong resident of Lapeer passed away November 26, 2014 at United Hospice in Marlette. Philip was born March 29, 1927 in Lapeer, the son of the late Ralph and Mabel (Marshall) kelly. He graduated from Lapeer High School in 1945, and served our country honorably in the Korean War. He enjoyed life to the fullest with his family and friends, and was always up for a...
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David Duane Short

January 23, 1959 - November 25, 2014

David D. Short, age 55, of North Branch died November 25, 2014 at home with his loving family. David was born January 23, 1959 in Lake Orion. The son of James and Clara Short. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Paul F. Davis

May 8, 1935 - November 24, 2014

Paul F. Davis, age 79, of Lapeer went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 24, 2014 at home with his family. Paul was born May 8, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas. The son of the late Paul and Mildred Davis. Paul served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Otisville. Paul volunteered for area hospices, and enjoyed gospel music concerts,...
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Linda Bauer

May 29, 1958 - November 23, 2014

Linda Gail Bauer, age 56, of Oakland Township died suddenly on November 23, 2014 at McLaren - Lapeer Region. Linda was born May 29, 1958 in Pontiac to the late Charles and Collen. Cremation has taken place an no service is planned at this time.
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Elaine Ann Bird

January 10, 1949 - November 22, 2014

Elaine Ann Bird, age 65, of Lansing died November 22, 2014 at Sparrow Health System. Elaine was born January 10, 1949 in Lansing. The daughter of Russel and Murna Telfer. Per Elaine's wishes, cremation has taken place and service will be held at a later date.
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Wendy L. Look

September 26, 1969 - November 22, 2014

Wendy L. Look, age 45, of Otisville died November 22, 2014 at home. Wendy was born September 26, 1969 in Lapeer, the daughter of Gary and Alana. Wendy was a devoted mom, daughter, and friend that could light up a room with conversation. She had also been on the prayer list of many area church's, and will be greatly missed by so many. Wendy is survived by her children: Connor and Ava...
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Donald Earl Isrow

June 26, 1945 - November 17, 2014

Donald E. Isrow, age 69, of Imlay city died November 17, 2014 at McLaren - Lapeer. Donald was born June 26, 1945 in Mt. Clemens. Funeral service Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM from Jansen Family Funeral Home where friends may visit Thursday 1PM till time of service. PAstor Grant Lobb officiating. Cremation to follow services.
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Robert K. Cashman

September 18, 1938 - November 15, 2014

Robert K. Cashman, age 76, of Peck died November 15, 2014 at Marlette Regional Hospital - United Hospice. Robert was born September 18, 1938 in Detroit. Cremation has taken place and a service will held this spring in his memory.
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Ronnie Ray Thrasher

September 17, 1959 - November 12, 2014

Ronnie Ray Thrasher, age 55, of Otter Lake died November 12, 2014 at McLaren - Lapeer Region. Ron was born September 17, 1959 in Winchester, Indiana. The son of Carlie and Paula Thrasher. Ron enjoyed watching movies, especially a western. He also liked traveling down to Kentucky to visit his family. Ron is survived y his parents Paula Jane and Carlie Thrasher, daughters: Tera Thrasher, Janene (...
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William Paul Peterson, Sr.

June 18, 1928 - November 12, 2014

William Paul Peterson Sr., age 86, of Dewitt died November 12, 2014 at home with his loving family. William was born June 18, 1928 in Holiday Cove, WV to the late William and Helene Peterson. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Joshua Erik McNeese

June 17, 1982 - November 11, 2014

Joshua E. McNeese, age 32, of Romeo died Suddenly November 11, 2014 at home. Joshua was born June 17, 1982 in Pontiac. Visitation will be held Friday 2-430 PM form Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Cremation will take place after the visitation. Memorials in memory of Joshua may be made to the family,
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Virginia Golcheff

December 28, 1922 - November 8, 2014

Virginia Golcheff, age 91, of Lapeer died November 8, 2014 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Virginia was December 28, 1922 in Detroit to the late Stanley and Bernice Malusi. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place an no service is planned at this time.
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William Gregory

October 6, 1953 - October 31, 2014

William R. Gregory, age 61, of Clarkston died October 31, 2014 at home with his family. William was born October 6, 1953 in Pontiac. The son of William and Irean Gregory. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Lelah Marie Childers

February 6, 1939 - October 28, 2014

Lelah Marie Childers, age 75, a lifelong resident of Lapeer died on October 28, 2014 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility surrounded by her loving family. Lelah was born February 6, 1939 in Lapeer to the late Kenneth and Ruth Wilcox. She later married Lemuel P "Woot" Childers. Lelah worked for Howell Industries for 40 plus years before retiring. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, working...
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Billy Tuberville

September 25, 1953 - October 27, 2014

Billy Tuberville, age 61, of Lapeer died suddenly on October 27, 2014 at home. Cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time.
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Benjamin Simmons

May 27, 1952 - October 24, 2014

Benjamin Tuberville, age 62, of Lapeer died on October 24, 2014 at McLaren - Lapeer Region. Benjamin was born May 27, 1952. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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Mary Sergeant

September 9, 1916 - October 24, 2014

Mary Sergeant, age 98, of Lapeer died October 24, 2014 at Ferguson Convalescent home in Lapeer. Mary was born September 9, 1916 in Lapeer to the late Fedot and Anna Makarchuk. Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will held at a later date.
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Mable Tressel

May 20, 1920 - October 22, 2014

Mable Tressel, age 94, of Fowlerville died October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Livingston. Mable was born May 20, 1920. Per her wishes cremation has taken place an no service is planed at this time.
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James Lynch

October 5, 1956 - October 19, 2014

James Lynch, age 58, of Grand Ledge died on October 19, 2014 at Sparrow Hospital. He was born October 5, 1956 in Lansing. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Joyce E. Terry

December 31, 1933 - October 17, 2014

Joyce E. Terry, age 80, of Elba died October 17, 2014 at Whispering Pines surrounded by her family. Joyce was born December 31, 1933 in Columbiaville, the daughter of the late Clayton and Marion Dockham She was a past member of Rebekah Lodge 136 in Columbiaville. She also enjoyed working in flower gardens and spending time with family and friends. Joyce is survived by her children:...
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Brenda Petykowski

December 23, 1948 - October 16, 2014

Brenda Petrykowski, age 65, of Bellville died October 16, 2014 at Heartland Health Care in Ann Arbor. Cremation has taken place no services are planned at this time.
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James D. Miller

July 8, 1942 - October 6, 2014

James D. Miller, age 72, died October 6, 2014 at his families home. James was born July 8, 1942 in Detroit, the son of the late Glen and Flora Miller. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Michael Vendeville

May 13, 1956 - October 2, 2014

Michael Vendeville, age 58, of Lansing died suddenly on October 2, 2014. Michael was born May 13, 1956 in Lansing. The son of the late John and Margaruite Vendeville. Per Michael's wishes cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Grace Butterfield

March 19, 1941 - September 22, 2014

Grace J. Butterfield, age 73, of Columbiaville died September 22, 2014 at Hurley Medical Center. Grace was born March 19, 1941 in Pontiac, the daughter of the late Leon and Myrtle McKinstry. She later married Gerald R. Butterfield on December 28, 1984 in Oxford. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Lapeer County Voiture 1536 40&8. She also was a member of the...
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Mary Christensen

April 6, 1937 - September 14, 2014

Mary Christensen, age 77, of Mayville died September 14, 2014 at Pine Crest. Mary was born April 6, 1937 in Detroit. The daughter of the late Hilton and Clara Moore. She later married Robert Christensen on April 25, 1997. Mary enjoyed playing cards, sewing, and working on latch hook kits. She also loved going to the Davison and Clio senior center dances. Mary is survived by her...
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Nila Spence

July 7, 1933 - September 9, 2014


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Nadine Helton

March 20, 1952 - September 8, 2014

Nadine L. Helton, age 62, of Lapeer died September 8, 2014 at home. Nadine was born March 20, 1952 in Royal Oak, Michigan. The daughter of Gerald and Marjorie Firman. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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Jane Ellen Devlin

October 12, 1943 - September 7, 2014

Jane E. Devlin, age 70, of Lake Orion died suddenly September 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac. Jane was born October 12, 1943 in Highland Park. The daughter of the late Edward and Doris Dunham. She is survived by her husband Tom and other family and friends. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time.
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Charles Urka

April 6, 1954 - September 1, 2014

Charles J. Urka, age 60, of Fowlerville died September 1, 2014 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Charles was born April 6, 1954 in Detroit. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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