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Our Obituaries

JoAnn T. Johnston

December 18, 1934 - November 15, 2017

Johnston, JoAnn T., age 82, November 15, 2017 of Rockwood, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late James W. Johnson. Loving mother of Sheryl (David) Lezotte, Debbie (Russ) Olson, Judy (Kristen Longworth) Yaggie, and James (Connie) Johnston. Also survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 3 sisters and a brother. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of...
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Michael Peter Hartman

July 18, 1977 - November 12, 2017

Michael Peter Hartman, age 40 of Brownstown. Loving husband of 17 years to Erica Hartman. Loving father of Connor, Ethan, and Owen. Beloved son of John and Patricia Hartman. Dearest brother of Kenneth (Rebecca) Hartman. Michael always lived life to the fullest and his family and friends meant everything to him. A visitation in honor of Michael will be held Wednesday November 15, 2017 from 2:00pm...
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Donald A. New

June 3, 1943 - November 5, 2017

New, Donald A. Age 74, of Newport. November 5, 2017. Beloved husband of Linda. Loving father of Wade (Peggy) Tolle, Tina (Jake) Cousino and Joshua New. Proud grandfather of 5. Great grandfather of 10.
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Alma G. Foley

March 24, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Foley, Alma G., age 86 of Brownstown Twp., passed away at home October 31, 2017. Loving wife of the late Raymond. Dear mother of Lonnie (the late Pat), Darrell (Nancy), Belinda (Kevin) Noon. Proud grandmother of Mark, Heather, Amanda, Steve (Jessica), Matt, Cheryl, Amber, Adam (Jenny), and Tammy (Patrick). Great grandmother of 7. Also survived by a sister Nancy Ouellette and her special friend...
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David M. Wiseman

October 7, 1954 - October 20, 2017

David M. Wiseman: age 63, October 20, 2017 of Flat Rock. Beloved husband of Wilma for 44 plus years. Loving dad of David (Jennifer), Scott (Jennifer) and Hillary (Brendan Sandusky). Dearest papa of Brianna, Jacob and Brett. Dear brother of Karen (Don) Rinna, Rick (Dawn Curry), Christie (Donly) Elkins, Kevin (Colleen) and the late Gayle (Tim) Alexander. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other...
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Marci Ann Williams

July 27, 1965 - October 14, 2017

Born in Wyandotte, Marci was the daughter of Prentice and Shirley (Aben) Williams. A dedicated homemaker she also had worked as a waitress for various restaurants in the area. Marci leaves to cherish her memory her son Gino Palermo; her parents Prentice and Shirley Williams; siblings: Steven (Christine) Williams, Kirk Williams, Michael Williams and Jeffrey (Gina) Williams; as well as nieces and...
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Michele M. Jones

January 3, 1961 - October 13, 2017

Michele M. Jones, age 56 of South Rockwood, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday October 13, 2017. Born January 3, 1961 in Wyandotte, to the late Paul and Helen Brickey. She married the love of her life, Frank Jones, on March 23, 1985. Michele worked as the Office Manager at Dynamic Compressor Services, Inc. in Rockwood for 17 years. Michele leaves to cherish...
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William F. Lizyness, Sr.

October 15, 1939 - October 10, 2017

Lizyness, William F., Sr.; age77, October 10, 2017 of Rockwood. Precious husband of Genevieve. Amazing dad of Bill (Tammy), Lou, Chris (Carol), Mark (Faith), Jennifer (Mike) Jackson and Laura (Steve) Bayus. Very fun grandpa of Lori, Megan, Jessi, Nick, Maleigha, Noah, Bella, Jacob, Olivia, Jeremy, Joel, Mia, Macie, Trinity, Trace and great-grandpa of Savannah, Dominic and Abbi. Dearest brother...
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Helen Marie Hudgens

January 18, 1919 - October 6, 2017

Helen Marie was born on January 18, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan and died on October 6, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Wyandotte at the age of 98; she was of Newport. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mom of George (Judith), William, Elaine (Klaus) Cherski, Major David M. (the late Peggy) and Patricia Felthaus. Dearest grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 13. Also survived by...
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Marisela Gagne

March 16, 1964 - September 29, 2017

Gagne, Marisela, age 53, September 29, 2017 of Gibraltar, Michigan, formerly of FLat Rock, Michigan. Beloved wife of Gary. Loving mother of Bryanna, Alexandria and Gary (Toni). Dearest daughter of Angelina and the late Manuel Guerra. Also survived by her grandsons Gary III and Nolan; her brothers and sisters.
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Janaki Pappunaicker

June 7, 1942 - September 25, 2017

Born in Toothukudi, India, Janaki was the daughter of Pappu and Sethammal Naicker. Janaki is survived by her husband Alagarsamy Perumalsamy; and her children: Karthikeyan (Sathiyakala Nagaraj) Alagarsamy, Sakthiganesan (Krithika Subbiah) Alagarsamy and Elamurugu (Rajesh Rengasamy) Rajesh.
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Dale Jerome Cousino

October 16, 1928 - September 25, 2017

Born October 16, 1928 in Newport, Dale was the son of Merrill and Myrtle (Fix) Cousino. After graduating from high school, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army from November 3, 1950 until November 8, 1952. Dale married the love of his life, Shirley Soncrant, on May 8, 1954 and from this union they would have three children: Renee, Frances and Therese. Dale was a Carpenter...
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Charles Robert VanBrimer

November 3, 1949 - September 24, 2017

VanBrimer, Charles Robert. Age 67, of Gibraltar. September 24, 2017. Loving father of Tricia (Timothy) Knitz, Charles (Jimmy) VanBrimer and Jennifer VanBrimer. Proud grandfather of Madison, Kenley and Kaden. Dear brother of Kenneth (Gail) VanBrimer and Yvonne VanBrimer. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Jean VanBrimer. A private family service will be held. Arrangements by The Ford Chapel...
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Dawn Suzanne Martin

May 6, 1980 - September 4, 2017

Born in Trenton, Dawn was the daughter of Jeffrey and Frances (Willacker) Martin. A graduate of Allen Park High School, she also had attended Baker College. Dawn leaves to cherish her memory her children: Kaitlyn Samira Banny, Michael Manuel Pompa and Kayla Marie Pompa; parents Jeffrey and Frances Martin as well as her siblings: Cheryl (Matthew) Salsbury, Jeffrey (Colleen) Martin Jr. and...
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Edward Frank Bender

February 16, 1940 - August 29, 2017

Edward Frank Bender, age 77 of Brownstown, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 3:15 pm on Tuesday, August 29th 2017 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, after being hospitalized for 8 months with complications due to Sepsis. Born February 16, 1940 in Monroe, Edward was the son of Frank and Genevieve (Swiderski) Bender. A 1958 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School he then went on to...
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Juanita "Nita" Garland

July 1, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Garland, Juanita "Nita", age 65, August 23, 2017 of Brownstown Twp., Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Hugh. Loving mother of Toby (Kim), Tadd (Linda) and Troy (Cheryl). Also survived by her grandchildren Amber, Rebecca, Hannah, Cassandra, Emma, Nicole, Dustin, Dillan and Ella; her great grand daughter Skylar; her brother Edward (Barbara) Hogan-Wagenbach,; her nieces Tina and Kayleigh. ...
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Richard Scott Horvath "Weezer"

December 6, 1964 - August 14, 2017

Born in Highland Park, Michigan, Weezer was the son of Joseph Horvath and Virginia Benitez. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Fritz Enterprises for over 28 years. Weezer enjoyed cooking especially when entertaining family and friends. Weezer leaves to cherish his memory his parents: Virginia Benitez of New Boston and Joseph Horvath of Gainsville, Georgia; a sister Gina (Craig) Bass...
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Lorraine L. Lezotte

August 19, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Lorraine was the daughter of David and Evelyn (Wolfe) Foerster. She married the love of her life, Arthur J. Lezotte on September 10, 1957. A dedicated homemaker Lorraine also worked as a School Aide for Carlson Schools, she volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was active with her children's sports activities while they were in school. An avid bowler Lorraine...
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Gloria Anne Krantz

May 14, 1926 - July 23, 2017

Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Gloria was the daughter of Thomas and Marie (Kappert) Tuttle. She married the love of her life, Tony Krantz, in April of 1944. Sadly he preceded her in death in 1993. A devoted homemaker, Gloria worked in Retail Management for many years, having worked at Topps, Spartan's Grocery Store, as well as Boron and Mobile Gas Stations. Gloria leaves to cherish her...
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David Alan Crist

April 10, 1956 - July 20, 2017

Born in Trenton, David was the son of Clyde and Gertrude Crist. A graduate of Airport High School, David worked construction with the Operating Engineers, Local 324 for many years. A talented artist, he loved to draw. He was also known for his generosity, always willing to help others in need. David leaves to cherish his memory his children: William Crist of Monroe and Ashley (Donald) Boone...
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JoAnn Blair

November 25, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Blair, JoAnn, age 84 of Taylor, went home to be with the lord on July 14, 2017. Loving wife of the late Walter Blair for over 50 years. Beloved mother of Andrea Blair, Barry Blair, Craig (Carol) Blair, David (Karen) Blair, Erin Blair, Rhonda (David) Monette, and Walter (Kimberly) Blair. Dearest grandma of 12 grand children and 7 great grand children. Dearest sister of Linea Churchill and Dale...
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Evelyn J. Roberts

June 28, 1943 - July 6, 2017

Roberts, Evelyn J., age 74, July 7, 2017 of South Rockwood, MI. Beloved wife of the late Cletus. Loving mother of Cletus Roberts, Jodi Roberts, James Roberts and the late Richard Roberts. Also survived by her grandchildren Edward, Amber and Dwain Brown, Matthew, Taylor, Rayan, Sarah, Allie and Colin Roberts, Ashley, Steven and Paige Reed; her great grandchildren Haylee Kahn, Brenden and Caden...
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Patricia R. Gargoshian

March 17, 1930 - June 20, 2017

Gargoshian, Patricia R. Age 87, of Riverview. June 20, 2017. Beloved wife of the late William Gargoshian. Loving mother of William Jr. Gargoshian, James Gargoshian and Sara Williams. Proud grandmother of 6. Great grandmother of 5. Dear sister of Jean and Sue (Clayton) Moon. Survived also by many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association
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Frank D. Douglas

September 27, 1933 - June 10, 2017

Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Frank was the son of Harvey and Mary (Knipp) Douglas. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Frank married the love of his life, Juanita Bates-Baker, on June 25, 1976. He worked as a Pipe Fitter for Chrysler Corporation at the Trenton Engine Plant for over 25 years, retiring in 1991. A devoted husband and family man, Frank...
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Joe Chambers

September 25, 1927 - June 8, 2017

Chambers, Joe, age 89 of South Rockwood, passed away peacefully June 8th, 2017. Born September 25th, 1927 to the late Phillip and Loma Chambers in Ozark, Alabama. Joe proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. On October 11th, 1946 Joe married his lovely wife, the late Lorraine Newsome. Together they would have 8 children, Joseph (Barbi), Michael (Doreen), Tim (Donna),...
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Allen R. Stuck, Sr.

January 15, 1942 - June 3, 2017

Allen was born on January 15, 1942 in Wyandotte, Michigan and died on June 3, 2017 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital at the age of 75; he was of Southgate. Beloved husband of 50 years to Carol. Loving father of Allen, Jr., Sheila (Larry) Alexander, Tammie (Rob) Smith and Danny. Proud grandpa of Tiffany, Allen, III, Jessica, Nathan, Tessa, Ryan, Derrick, Breana, Darian and Domanic. Also...
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Saundra J. Haynes

July 3, 1943 - May 29, 2017

Saundra was born on July 3, 1943 and died on May 29, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn at the age of 73; she was of Rockwood. Beloved wife of Tate "Ted". Loving mom of Jim Nevers, Keith Nevers and Debbie Narkun and to Patricia (John) Sholtz and Barb (Russ) Polly. Proud grandma of Trevor (Amanda), Jordan, Dakota, Mackenzie, Alan, Benjamin and Brandon. Great grandma of Christian, Blake and...
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James "Jim" Hurd

January 26, 1948 - May 4, 2017

Born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Jim was the son of James and Geraldine (Wells) Hurd. He married the love of his life, Sandra Chinn, February 2, 1968. A dedicated family man, Jim worked as a Boiler Operator at McLouth Steel for over 29 years. He then worked as the Supervisor of Maintenance at the Detroit Medical Center and then with Regency Hospital, retiring in 2012. A member of the United...
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Bradley J. Causey

November 13, 1989 - May 2, 2017

Born November 13, 1989 in Belvoir, Virginia. Bradley was a jokester, who loved the outdoors and his family. He had a smile that would light up the room. Bradley touched many hearts with his kindness. Bradley leaves to cherish his memory his fiancé Ashley Hopping of Dearborn as well as their baby, due December of 2017; parents, Gina and Craig Bass of Flat Rock and Bryon Causey of Southgate;...
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Ruby C. Daniels

April 8, 1925 - April 29, 2017

Born in Harrogate, Tennessee, Ruby was the daughter of Lee and Sally (Williams) Massengill. She married the love of her life, Lonnie Daniels, on August 3, 1939 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Sadly he preceded her in death August of 1997. A dedicated homemaker, Ruby also worked for over 20 years at Marsh Greenhouse. A faithful member of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby enjoyed quilting,...
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Rodney F. Julian

February 11, 1952 - April 19, 2017

Rodney was born on February 11, 1952 and died at his home on April 19, 2017 at the age 65; he was of Brownstown Twp. Beloved husband of 10 years to June. Loving brother of Toni (John) Wieck. Dearest uncle of Jon (Stacey) Wieck and Brian Wieck. Also survived by his great niece Brittany (Richie) Grams as well as other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Tony and Mary...
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Jean Wenderski

April 8, 1928 - April 7, 2017

Jean was born on April 8, 1928 in Belleville, Michigan and died on April 7, 2017 at Belle Fountain in Riverview at the age of 88; she was of Berlin Twp. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Edward, Jr. (Lynn) of Berlin Twp., Diane Goul of Idaho and Joseph (Robin) of Washington. Proud grandma of Johnathan, Jeffrey, Jolynn Tabor, Amanda Tabor and Kayla Goul. Dearest sister of John...
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William "Bill" Queen

July 13, 1965 - March 31, 2017

Born in Trenton, Bill was the son of Billy and Barbara (Jones) Queen. He attended Airport High School in Carleton. Bill worked for Thompson McCully Company in Newport for 25 years and then for Cannon Landscaping in Romulus, until retiring. A talented artist Bill enjoyed drawing, fishing and model trains. Bill leaves to cherish his memory his children: Sarah Queen of Gibraltar, Amanda (Jesse)...
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Jan LaBell

April 3, 1944 - March 30, 2017

Jan was born on April 3, 1944 in Delray, Michigan and died on March 30, 2017 in St. Augustine, Florida at the age of 72; she was of Rockwood. Beloved wife of 54 years to Harvey. Loving mom of Diann (Troy) LaBell-Huffaker, Micheal LaBell and Christopher LaBell. Proud grandma of Zack, Blake and Chris and great grandma of Lia. Dearest sister of Lois Cote. Also survived by other loving family...
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Pearl E. Marquardt

July 30, 1921 - March 30, 2017

Born July 30, 1921 in Ecorse Township, Pearl was the daughter of Fred and Sophia (Freese) Backhaus. She married the love of her life, Leonard Marquardt on May 29, 1943. Sadly he preceded her in death June of 2003. A dedicated homemaker Pearl loved gardening. She and her husband were founding members of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Flat Rock. Pearl leaves to cherish her memory her children:...
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Katherine Sue Favor

June 8, 1956 - March 27, 2017

Favor, Katherine S. nee: Tennier. Age 60, of Flat Rock. March 27, 2017. Beloved wife of Mark for 5 years. Loving mother of Jennifer Frazier and Robert Frazier. Sister-in-law of Randal Kaiser. Survived also by nephews Scott Kaiser and Daniel (Melissa) Kaiser. Preceded in death by parents George and Virginia Tennier and sister Linda Kaiser. Memorial contributions may be made to The Devoted Barn ...
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Henry Joseph Laura

February 24, 1915 - March 3, 2017

Born in South Rockwood, Henry was the son of Arthur and Minnie (Duchene) Laura. He married the love of his life, Mary Lezotte October 8, 1938. Sadly she preceded him in death July 31, 1992. A dedicated husband and father Henry worked hard supporting his family working for Ford Motor Company, he did painting and finish carpentry and as a Carpenter for Bob Lezotte Builders for over 30 years. He...
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Karen Ann Chinavare

February 24, 1942 - March 2, 2017

Karen Ann Gaynier Chinavare, age 75 of Lupton, MI, formerly of South Rockwood, passed away peacefully March 2nd, 2017. Loving wife of 55 years to Spencer Chinavare. Dear mother of Mike (Denise), James (Carolyn), Steve (Hana), and Scott (Therese). Proud grandmother of 16, great grandmother of 10, with number 11 expected in June. Karen is also survived by her siblings Milo (Peggy) Gaynier, Dale ...
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James David Cousino

April 15, 1959 - March 1, 2017

James David Cousino, age 57 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday March 1, 2017. Born in Monroe on April 5th, 1959 to Stanley and Vivian Cousino. Loving husband of Sylvia. Dear dad of Kevin J. (Jenn) Sudak, 38 of Newport, Thomas A. Sudak, 36 of Monroe, and Sara M. (David) Gibbons, 35 of Sulphur, LA. Proud Pipi of Allissa Sudak, Antonio Sudak, Brayden Sudak, Alex Cronenwett, Dominic...
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Judith Ann Meade

October 30, 1943 - February 27, 2017

Born in Trenton, Judith was the daughter of Charles and Marcella (Gonyea) Ernest. She married the love of her life, Thomas H. Meade Sr., on June 3, 1966 in Rockwood. Sadly he preceded her in death April 13, 2005. A dedicated homemaker, Judith also worked as a Custodian for Airport Community Schools for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed swimming, crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles,...
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Billy Ray Gardner

April 7, 1964 - February 21, 2017

Billy Ray Gardner, age 52 of South Rockwood, passed away February 21, 2017. Loving husband of Donna. Dear father of Matt (Katie) and Jake. Also survived by his siblings Shirley (Donald) Perkins, Barbara Canada, Wanda (Mike) Mayne, Cathy (Robert) Ward, Brian (Louise) Yount, and Kevin (Jamie) Yount. Billy was preceded in death by his parents George Gardner and Laura Yount, as well as his brother...
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Randy R. Poore

September 21, 1958 - February 10, 2017

Randy R. Poore; age 58, February 10, 2017 of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Trina. Loving dad of Bobby (Sally), Stacy Barnes and Amy (Walter) Cuevas. Dearest papa of 14 and great-papa of 2. Dear brother of Rodney (Brenda), Todd (Cheryl), Tamara Moore and Timothy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Randy may be made to the donor's...
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Keith B. Knierim

February 5, 1957 - January 28, 2017

Keith B. Knierim, 59, of Newport, Michigan, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Vibra Hospital of Southeast Michigan-Taylor Campus. He was born February 5, 1957 in Monroe, Michigan to John H. and Antionette L. (Nevalo) Knierim. Keith was married to Cheryl Lynn Williams. Sadly, she preceded him in death in 1998. He worked as an assembler for GM for almost 25 years,...
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Garry G. Little

May 16, 1944 - January 21, 2017

Garry G. Little, age 72 of Newport, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the IHM Health Care Center in Monroe. Born May 16, 1944 in Detroit, Garry was the son of Harry and Mary (Harron) Little. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from May 28, 1965 until September 30, 1966. Garry then married the love of his life, Jane A. Gonyea, on October 23, 1971in Trenton. After...
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Peggy LeRoy Mack

June 24, 1943 - January 15, 2017

Peggy was born on June 24, 1943 in Alabama and died on January 15, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital Trenton at the age of 73; she was of Rockwood. Beloved wife of 53 years to Mitchell. Loving mom of Randy (Delesia), Ryan, and Rebecca. Dearest grandma of Bellinda. Also survived by her sister Suzi as well as other loving family and friends. A committal service is on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 2 pm...
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Anthony "Tony" Schuster

June 5, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Anthony (Tony) Schuster, 84, of South Rockwood, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home, in the care of his loving family. He was born June 5, 1932 in Wyandotte, MI to Anthony and Mary (Scheu) Schuster. He graduated from Slocum Truax High School in Trenton in 1950 and went to work for Wyandotte Chemicals. On July 14, 1962 he married Carol Goin in Highland Park, MI, and they...
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Melvin J. Venier

December 17, 1934 - January 9, 2017

Venier, Melvin, age 82 of Berlin Township, passed away January 9th, 2017. Beloved father to Gary(Connie) Venier, Gerald(Wendy Flint) Venier, Deborah(Mark) Masserant, Patricia Starkman, Rhonda(Shelby) Smith, and the late Angela Venier. Loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren. Caring great grandfather to 4 great grandchildren. Dear brother to Leonard(the late Donna) Venier and Sally(the late Paul)...
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Paul G. Shuman

January 22, 1956 - December 24, 2016

Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Paul was the son of Kenneth and Corene (Badger) Shuman. He faithfully served his country in the United States Navy from 1974-1978. Paul was married to the love of his life, Alrie Arsenault, on October 15, 1977 in Red Hook, New York. He worked as a Welder Repairman for Ford Motor Company for over 40 years, retiring in 2014. Paul's hobbies included hunting,...
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Charles L. Laura

October 26, 1937 - December 21, 2016

Born in Flat Rock, Charles was the son of George and Emma (Houghsen) Laura. He married the love of his life, Sharon Kolasinski, on May 26, 1962. Sadly she preceded him in death March 2, 2010. A dedicated family man, Charles worked as a Fitter/Welder at Michigan Plate for many years. He enjoyed hunting, showing military trucks and building models. Charles leaves to cherish his memory his...
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Ron "Blue" Crist

January 17, 1952 - December 8, 2016

Ron "Blue" Crist; age 64 of Shelby Twp and formerly of South Rockwood was born on January 17, 1952 in Trenton, MI and died on December 8, 2016. Beloved dad of Ron of Wyandotte, Janet (Anthony) Spires of Lincoln Park, Deanna Crist of Wyandotte and Jordan Schoolcraft of Onaway.. Proud grandfather of Austin, Travis, Jenaveave, Jeremiah and Jasmine. Cherished son of Gertrude (nee: Petrie) and the...
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Roberto Belmares

September 26, 1955 - December 5, 2016

Roberto Belmares; age 61, December 5, 2016 of Gibraltar. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving brother of Millie (Robert) Valle, Alice (Steve) Fortney, Maggie (Tracy) Lopez, Irene (Stan) Zbierajewski, Lolly Zavaleta, Ed (Susan), Mary McMillin, the late Walter and the late Margie. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Roberto may be...
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Marilyn (Gass) Velten

August 9, 1924 - December 1, 2016

Velten (Gass), Marilyn. Age 92. December 1, 2016. Formerly of Rockwood. Beloved Mom of Linda (Rick) Holt, Brenda (Jesse) Ynclan, Terri (Greg) Powell and Frank (Elaine) Velten. Proud Grandmother "Mimi" of 14 and Great Grandma of 19. Also survived by her nephews Jerry (Merey) Price and Russell Price (Debbie Carter). Marilyn retired as the original secretary for Chapman Elementary School...
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JoAnn "Mimi" Souva

June 22, 1934 - November 29, 2016

JoAnn M. Souva, 82 of West Branch, formerly of Flat Rock, Michigan, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Born June 22, 1934 in South Rockwood, Michigan, JoAnn was the daughter of Edward and Henrietta (Laura) Valiquette. On August 7, 1954 JoAnn married her beloved husband Robert G. Souva. Sadly, Robert preceded her in death on December 2, 2004. Surviving are JoAnn's children...
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Orville Wright Risner

February 13, 1937 - November 24, 2016

Orville was born on February 13, 1937 in Hindman, Kentucky and died at his home in Rockwood on November 24, 2016; he was 79 years old. Beloved husband of 61 years to Edna (nee: Owens). Loving dad of Eugene (Terri) Risner of St. Peters, Missouri, Michael (Linda) Risner of Flat Rock, Michigan and the late Sharon Risner. Cherished grandpa of Matthew (Nicole) Blackwell, Adam (Monica) Risner, Joel...
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Wayne Bass

July 2, 1947 - November 19, 2016

Loving Father of Tina, Shane, Dawn, Jason, all of Jeffersonville, Ohio ,Tony and Karrie Bass, Both of Monroe. Beloved Son of Bessie Bass. Dearest brother of Doug Bass, Jodi Ford, Ralph Bass, Randy Bass, Michele Bondroff, Derk Bass, Bryan Bass, Jami Sanfilippo, Rod Bass and Craig Bass. Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sadly preceded in death by his...
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Jerome "Gus" Olleges

December 10, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Born in Detroit, Jerome was the son of William and Marguerite (Meyer) Olleges. He married the love of his life, Nancy Tonkin, on February 29, 1968 in Gibraltar. A veteran of the United States Army, having served overseas in Korea, Gus worked for over 30 years at Detroit Stoker Company, retiring in 1992. He was a life member of the VFW Post 4230 Rock of Gibraltar, life member of the Flat Rock...
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Janet Clore

November 15, 1963 - October 29, 2016

Janet Clore, age 52 of South Rockwood was born on November 15, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan; after a lengthy illness she passed away on October 29, 2016 at Beaumont Hospital Trenton. Beloved wife of John. Loving mom of Jessica. Cherished daughter of Don and Rose Goniwicha. Dearest sister of Don (Pam) Goniwicha, Linda (Russ) Tagg, Pam (Damon) Bodeep, Debbie (Randy) Bletl and Sharon (Doyle) Nanney...
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Jeanette Peryam

July 24, 1922 - October 29, 2016

Peryam, Jeanette; age 94, October 29, 2016 of Rockwood. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of David (Darlene). Dearest grandma of Leonard (Kristi) and Julie (Brett) DeBoodt and great-grandma of Jonah, Alison, Zachary and Ava. The family suggests donations in memory of Jeanette to the Salvation Army or The American Cancer Society.
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Joseph Bondy

February 15, 1958 - October 28, 2016

Joseph Bondy; age 58, October 28, 2016 of New Boston, formerly of Rockwood. Beloved husband of Suann. Loving father of Jennifer. Dearest son of Agnes and the late Derwood. Dear brother of Edward, Derwood Jr. (Mary), Anthony (Laurie), Christopher (Debra), Ted (Lynette), John, the late Dawn Agnew, the late Michael (Patsy) and the late Terry. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving...
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John Elmer Osborne, Jr

November 25, 1942 - October 26, 2016

John was born on November 25, 1942 in Harlan, Kentucky and died on October 26, 2016 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; he was 73 years old. Dearest dad of Jackie (Garry, Jr.) Wiseman, Tina Cagle and the late Cora Lee Janus and father-in-law to Garry Janus. Proud grandpa of Angie (Noah) Arble, Garry Wiseman, III, Daniel (Mary) Wiseman, John Bauer, Amanda Bauer and Jessey Janus and great grandpa...
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Amelia M. Ferguson

January 8, 1924 - October 14, 2016

Born in Newport, Amelia was the daughter of John and Carrie (LaPointe) Bodenmilller. She married the love of her life, James Ferguson, on March 19, 1982 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Newport. Sadly he preceded her in death May 8, 1996. Amelia worked for over 30years as a Timekeeper with Firestone. She was a faithful member of St. Charles Catholic Church. Amelia leaves to cherish her...
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Karen A. Pluff

March 31, 1943 - September 21, 2016

Pluff, Karen A. - Age 73 of Ash Township. Karen was born on March 31, 1943, in Monroe, MI. She sadly passed away on September 21, 2016, at Beaumont Hospital, Trenton. Karen married the love of her life, James, on January 23, 1965, at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish in Rockwood. Together they have celebrated 52 years of marriage. Karen is survived by her beloved husband James. She is...
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LeeAnne Trainor

November 14, 1960 - September 3, 2016

LeeAnne Trainor; age 55 of Lincoln Park and formerly of South Rockwood was born on November 14, 1960 in Wyandotte, Michigan and died on September 3, 2016. On July 2, 2002 in Toledo, Ohio she married William and together they celebrated 14 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband and is the loving mom of Travis and dearest sister of William Leiby, Dorothy Moates, James Leiby, the late...
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Donald Bruce Yarger

August 18, 1929 - August 7, 2016

Yarger, Donald Bruce. Age 86 of Woodhaven, formerly of Flat Rock. August 7, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Merlyn. Loving father of Dennis (Robin) Yarger, Donald (Debbie) Yarger, Timothy Yarger and Nyla Bagwell. Proud grandpa of Scott, Kimberly, Eric, Nina, Pamela and Shaun. Great grandpa of Seth, Sebastian, Talan, Alivia, Adleigh, Austin, Chloe, Hayley, Kevin, Alex, Devon and Kaylee. Memorial...
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David S. Schneider

May 26, 1966 - August 4, 2016

Schneider, David S. Age 50, of Taylor. August 4, 2016. Beloved dad of Brittney Schneider and Daniel Schneider. Dearest brother of the late Michael Schneider, Doug (Edie) Schneider, John Schneider and Ricky Schneider. Loving son of Doug Finan and the late Beverly Finan. Proud grandpa of Dom'Nik Nino and Lailana Nino. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Joseph F. Chatell

September 13, 1955 - July 29, 2016

Joseph F. Chatell, age 60 of Napoleon, Ohio, formerly of South Rockwood, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. Born September 13, 1955 in Monroe, Joseph was the son of Francis and Margaret "Peggy" (MacNeil) Chatell. A Pipefitter and Welder he worked through the United Association of Pipefitters Local 50 in Toledo for many years, retiring in 2004. An avid motorcycle rider, Joseph was a member of...
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David "Jim" Tilley

March 2, 1929 - July 29, 2016

Born in Homestead, Florida, Jim was the son of David L. and Marie (Gibbs) Tilley Sr. Jim married the love of his life, Carol Laura, on June 29, 1950 at the South Rockwood United Methodist Church. He faithfully served his country with the United States Marine Corps for over 16 years. Jim worked for over 30 years as a Technical Writer for Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1986. Jim's involvement...
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Havard F. Root

March 16, 1945 - July 28, 2016

Root, Havard F., age 71 of Rockwood, passed away July 28, 2016 after a short illness. Loving husband of Betty for 50 years. Dear father of Douglas (Karen) Peters of Millville, NJ, Theresa (Frank) Smith of Downington, PA, Denise (Douglas) Jones of Ida, MI, and Christopher (Erica) Root of Mt. Laurel, NJ. Proud grandfather of Frankie, Douglas, Darby, Hannah, and Christopher. Havard was a retiree of...
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Theresa D. Cowell

January 28, 1953 - July 25, 2016

Cowell, Theresa D., age 63, July 25, 2016 of Rockwood, Michigan. Beloved wife of Charles. Loving mother of Chuck and Christina. Dearest daughter of the late Harry and Mary Lester. Sister of Mary, Terry, Julia, the late Jim and the late Harry, Jr.. Also survived Aunt Ellen, Uncle Paul, Uncle Bill, Aunt Jean and lot and lots of nieces and nephews. They all loved her very much.The family will...
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Ed Odette

March 8, 1926 - July 24, 2016

Odette, Ed L., age 90 of Flat Rock, passed away July 24th, 2016. Beloved husband to Dorothy for 70 years. Loving father to James(Laura) Odette, Donald(Cathy) Odette, Sharon(Phil) Nichols, Randy(Kate) Odette, and Ed(Linda) Odette. Caring grandfather and great grandfather to 7 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Loving brother to Violet Scheffer, Patrick Odette, and the late Mitchell Odette,...
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Ralph L. Gomoll

June 27, 1936 - July 11, 2016

Gomoll, Ralph L., age 80 of Brownstown, passed away on July 11th, 2016. Beloved husband of JoAnne for just shy of 49 years, Loving father to Margaret Gomall(Paolo Barone), Joseph(Joslyn) Gomoll, Christine Gomoll(Scott Heinrichs), and his late stepson Anthony Joseph Rojas. Caring grandfather to Megan, Joseph, and Cecilia Fern. Beloved brother to Nelson(Constance) Gomoll, Joan(the late James)...
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Jack Cooper

July 29, 1966 - July 10, 2016

Cooper, Jack age 49 of S. Rockwood, passed away on July 10th, 2016. Beloved husband to Lori for 28 years. Loving father to Ryan, Justin, and John Jr. Beloved brother to Donald(Karen) Cooper Jr., Catherine(Troy) Heney, and Lee(Ann) Cooper. Also survived by many other loving family member and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 13th, 2016, from 2-9pm at the Ford Chapel of The...
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Virginia Breitenbach

June 23, 1937 - July 10, 2016

Breitenbach, Virginia K., age 79 of Rockwood, passed away on July10th, 2016. Beloved wife to the late Earl for 51 years. Loving mother to Denis(Donna) Breitenbach, Christine(Brian) Reaume, Scott(Jennifer) Breitenbach, and the late Rick(Dawn) Breitenbach. Caring grandmother to Moniquea(Matt) Craft, Cherēē(Jon) Barron, Tasha(Josh) Higgins, Jason(Shannon) Reaume, Trisha Reaume, Stacie(John)...
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Lucille Olson

October 11, 1931 - July 3, 2016

Olson, Lucille L., 84, of Monroe passed away on 7/03/2016. Beloved wife to the late Oliver. Loving mother to Kitty(Dave) Hinton, Tina(Tom) Rohrbach, Diane(Clarence) Butters, and the late Larry Olson. Caring grandmother to Greg(Cindy) Bobruk, Dawn(Mike) Sheldon, Floyd(Janice) Miller, Jason(Kristie) Miller, and Eric Olson. Caring great grandmother to 10 great grandkids. Also survived by many other...
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Monika B. Myers

April 19, 1963 - June 30, 2016

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Monika was the daughter of Klaus and Traudel (Wegener) Kummer. She married the love of her life, Fred Myers, on April 10, 1982. Monika worked for many years as a Dispatcher for the Rockwood Police Department and as a Records Clerk for the City of Trenton. She was very active in her community having served on the Rockwood City Council, volunteered for many elections...
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Joyce Lillian Laura

February 14, 1927 - June 10, 2016

Laura, Joyce Lillian ;age 89, June 10, 2016 of Rockwood. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Dennis (Sharon), Dave (Christine), Dale (Sharon), Dawn (Dave) Taylor and the late Dean (Carrie). Dearest grandma of 14 and great-grandma of 15. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends.
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Ruby G. Egan

August 14, 1913 - June 3, 2016

Born in Jasper, Michigan, Ruby was the youngest of 10 children born to Frederick and Jeannie (Brock) Wraight. She married John Egan in 1963. Sadly he preceded her in death December 23, 1998. A dedicated homemaker Ruby also played organ for many years at both St. Victor Catholic Church in Gibraltar and St. Mary Catholic Church in Rockwood. Ruby leaves to cherish her memory her children: Dennis...
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John W. Jamison

August 28, 1952 - June 2, 2016

John W. Jamison, 63, of South Rockwood, passed away at his home Thursday morning after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Born August 28, 1952 in Wyandotte, MI, John was the first-born son of Lovel & Lona (Potter) Jamison. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his sister, Belinda Kay. John is survived by his loving daughter Jeannie (Tyler) Grant of Indianapolis, Indiana; devoted...
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William "Bill" Vint

July 9, 1968 - May 27, 2016

William "Bill" Vint passed away on May 27th, 2016 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio after his short, but valiant fight with cancer. Loving dad to William Anthony Vint II, Monica Vint, and Megan Vint. Beloved brother of Kim (Marty) Wachowiak, Jackie (Clyde) Richards, Ann (John) Seman, Monica (Paul) Anstett, and Michael Vint. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Sally Vint, and also...
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Mary Ann Gregory

July 2, 1934 - May 11, 2016

Mary Ann Gregory, of Brownstown, beloved wife of the late Bertrand Gregory, loving mother to David and Wendy Gregory. Devoted Grandmother to Ivy, Drake, and Griffin. Also survived by her sister Lillian Podgorny. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, and her sister Doris Nieman. She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Detroit Chapter of the Supper Club, Brownstown Seniors,...
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John G. Rapai

September 1, 1923 - April 23, 2016

Born in Antwerp, Ohio, John was the son of Joseph and Rose (Nagy) Rapai. He attended grade school in Antwerp and Ash Center Country School, a one-room school house. He was a 1941 graduate of Carleton High School and Henry Ford Apprentice School. John served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II from February until February 1946. He was an Airplane Mechanic and honorably...
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Mary L. Robideau

June 30, 1931 - April 23, 2016

Born in Lansing, Mary was the daughter of Howard and Eva (McDonald) Rickel. She married the love of her life, Carlson Robideau, on November 8, 1952. Sadly he preceded her in death July 7, 1998. A dedicated homemaker, Mary was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church in Flat Rock where she was an avid volunteer throughout the years, as well as transporting many home bound parish members to church...
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Sheila L. Williams

February 20, 1964 - April 20, 2016

Born in Trenton, Sheila was the daughter of Ira and Laurine (Gillum) Duncil. She married the love of her life, Kirk Williams, on August 13, 1996. Sheila worked for over 22 years with CDT. Sheila leaves to cherish her memory, Kirk, her husband of the past 19 years; daughter Samantha Williams and her fiancé' Brian Lobocki; her mother Laurine Duncil; siblings Ira Duncil, Jr., Gwen (Tony)...
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Gerald "Gary" Crandall

May 22, 1945 - April 16, 2016

Crandall, Gerald "Gary" age 70 of Rockwood was born on May 22nd, 1945 and died on April 16th, 2016. Beloved companion of Darlene Sheldon. Loving father of Dawn Crandall, Jerry Crandall, Kim Stockert, Gary Gabriel Crandall, Heather (George) Digue, and the late Julie Crandall, and Janie Susan Crandall. Caring grandfather to 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Loving brother to Harold...
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Richard Joseph Normandin

August 18, 1916 - April 8, 2016

Normandin, Richard Joseph, age 99 of South Rockwood, and a man of great faith, passed with serenity amongst family and friends Friday April 8th, 2016. Loving husband of the late Sophia. Dear father of Gilbert (Janice) and the late Richard F. (Patti). Proud grandfather of Aaron (Rielda), Adam (Jennifer), Jason (Mari), and Richard (Nicole). Great grandfather of Ella, Isabella, Christina, Ramon,...
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D. Marie Reaume

January 28, 1933 - April 6, 2016

Reaume, D. "Marie", age 83 of South Rockwood, passed away April 6, 2016 at Fountain View of Monroe. Loving wife of the late Harry Jr. Dear mother of Cynthia (Bob) DeRousse, Mickey Dotson, Harry Scott (Betty), Karl (Lisa), Mark (Lori), and Jeff Dale (Laura). Proud grandmother of David and Caleb DeRousse, Barry (Jessica) and Christopher (Kelly) Dotson, Matthew (Asia Rapai) and Casie (Barry Short)...
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Kurt D. Lasch

March 22, 1956 - March 31, 2016

Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Kurt was the son of Donald Lasch and Loretta Gulyas. A 1973 graduate of Airport High School, Kurt went on to serve his country in the United States Navy from September 1, 1978 until August 17, 1984. He received the Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle E Award and Good...
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Marie F. McKee

December 2, 1935 - March 29, 2016

McKee, Marie F. ; age 80, of Rockwood, passed away in her home on March 29, 2016. Marie was born on December 2, 1935 in Rockwood, where she resided for 80 years. She was the daughter of George and Eunice Beaubien Lemerand. Marie married John McKee on September 4, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rockwood. She is survived by her husband John, son Michael of Hastings, Michigan, 4 grandsons, 2...
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Joseph P. Chojnowski

February 23, 1933 - March 24, 2016

Born in Wyandotte, Joseph was the son of Joseph and Stephanie (Sobeswski) Chojnowski. He married the love of his life, Rosetta Birch, in 1952. Sadly she preceded him in death in 2002. Joseph spent most of his career as a Police Officer with the Rockwood Police Department, retiring in 1991. His hobbies included playing bingo and going to the casino. Joseph leaves to cherish his memory his...
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Thurman Louis Eastridge

July 8, 1940 - March 3, 2016

Thurman L. Eastridge of Brownstown, MI was born on July 8, 1940 in Tazwell, Tennessee and died on March 3, 2016 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Geneva and beloved fiancé of Trish Rowe. Loving dad of Jeffery Eastridge of Rockwood and Amy (Jeff) Rose of Rockwood. Proud grandpa of April, Brittiany, Morgan, Andrew, Alonna, Philip and Bristal. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren...
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Christine J. Hasselbach

May 24, 1943 - February 28, 2016

Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Christine was the daughter of Julian and Catherine (Noble) Rhinehart. She married the love of her life, Robert Hasselbach, on August 14, 1962. Sadly he preceded her in death November of 1981. A dedicated homemaker, Christine also had worked at Meijer, retiring in 2006. Christine leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Rhonda (Robert) Tomasik; granddaughters...
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Ruth Deneau

July 14, 1937 - February 2, 2016

Born in Harlan, Kentucky, Ruth was the daughter of Jack and Mary (Armstrong) West. She married the love of her life, Ronald Deneau, on December 8, 1958. Sadly he preceded her in death July 5, 2001. A dedicated homemaker Ruth enjoyed fishing and playing cards, especially euchre with her friends at VFW Post 426, but Ruth's greatest joy in life were her great grandchildren and her dogs. Ruth...
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Arnold "Arnie" Hurst

March 24, 1950 - January 31, 2016

Hurst, Arnold "Arnie". Age 65, of Grosse Ile. January 31, 2016. Beloved companion of Denise for 20 years. Loving father of Arnie Hurst, Deborah (Keith) Masserant and Michael (Ira) Hurst. Proud Papa of Tyler, Kelsey, Jordan, Noah and Colton. Dear brother of Ruth Drew, Kenny Hurst and Kelly (Scott) Duby. Arnie was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Elizabeth Honeycutt and granddaughter...
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Helen T. Kayson

January 5, 1927 - January 30, 2016

Born in Dearborn, Helen was the daughter of Charles and Pauline (Stamm) Rantz. She married the love of her life, Charles Kayson, on November 3, 1945. Sadly he preceded her in death May 6, 2011. A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Helen was a member of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Rockwood. Helen always considered her happiest times were spent with her...
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Prince Varghese Payyappilly

April 27, 1962 - January 28, 2016

Born in Parur Kerala, India, Prince was the son of Varghese and Elizabeth (Pereppadan) Payyappilly. He married the love of his life, Sherly Poonolil,on February 18, 1993. Prince worked as a Chemical Technician for Chrysler Corporation. Prince leaves to cherish his memory Sherly Payyappilly, his wife of the past 22 years; sons: Febin Payyappilly and Abin Payyappilly; siblings: Jobby (Starly)...
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Anna L. VanWassehnova

September 2, 1926 - January 19, 2016

Born in Monroe, Anna was the daughter of Frank and Marie (Millstead) Meyers. She married the love of her life, LeRoy VanWassehnova, on April 11, 1942. Sadly he preceded her in death November 13, 1986. A dedicated homemaker, Anna was a faithful and active member of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Rockwood. She was a member of the Berlin Senior Citizens and enjoyed...
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Margaret D. Gay Charlesworth

April 15, 1924 - January 13, 2016

Margaret Dorothy Gay Charlesworth, age 91 of Temperance, passed away January 13, 2016. Born April 15, 1924 to the late Frank and Louise (Bunkelman) Gay. Margaret was a 1942 graduate of Trenton High School. Upon graduation, she worked for the Draft Board during WWII in Flat Rock. And after the war, worked at the Rockwood Post Office. She married Robert J. Charlesworth on March 18, 1950 in...
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Bradford W. Bedard

June 17, 1935 - January 10, 2016

Bradford is survived by his wife Shirley; children: Virginia Lee (Keith) Smith, Sherrie (Mark) Smith and Kelly (Karl) Schwab; brothers: Duane (Jo) Bedard and Gary (Ruthy) Bedard; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; as well as 2 step sons: Kenneth (Melissa) Hoffman, Carl Hoffman; step daughter Pamela Hoffman; 4 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild. ...
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Michael A. Duchene

October 8, 1953 - January 4, 2016

Duchene, Michael A., age 62, January 4, 2016 of Newport, MI. Beloved husband of Deborah. Also survived by his sister Linda (David) Brott and his "four legged friends." In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory and to honor Mike's life may be made to Arbor Hospice Foundation Click on the multimedia tab to view Michael's video tribute.
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Tammy Lynn Taylor

June 28, 1959 - December 21, 2015

Tammy Lynn Taylor, age 56 of South Rockwood, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at Beaumont Trenton Hospital. Born June 28, 1959 in Trenton, Tammy was the daughter of Frederick and Beverly (Reaume) Hollister, Sr. She married the love of her life, James Taylor, on June 19, 1987. A dedicated homemaker, Tammy enjoyed collecting Precious Moments Figurines and visiting Michigan Lighthouses, but...
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