Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes

A Commitment to Personal Service for 3 Generations

The first Martenson Funeral Home, established in 1934 in Detroit, has been serving the families of the Downriver area for nearly 70 years. Over the years, the entire family and staff have looked for better ways to serve families who have come to trust and depend on The Martenson Family. Offering choices in funeral arrangements, maintaining comfortable surroundings, and providing assistance after the funeral are just a few ways we can help. All of the Martenson/Allore Funeral Homes are family-owned and offer a warm, home-like atmosphere, a bright, welcoming feeling, and staff members whose caring and compassion will greet you the moment you enter.
What sets Martenson apart?

Why do so many people trust The Martenson Family in their time of need? Because for the past 70 years, Martenson has developed a commitment to the highest quality of service, and a sincere desire to help local families through the changes and transitions of life.

The little things do make the biggest difference:


  • Beautiful, home-like facilities with spacious rooms, reference and lending library, audio-visual resource center, and chapel

  • Cafeteria-style gathering room with microwave oven and refrigerator

  • Aftercare resources and referrals

  • Personalize & customize the service through memorialization

  • One-stop shop for all your special needs and wishes including caskets and urns. We also offer flowers and pastries to send to the families of loved ones

  • Flexibility in services and prices

  • Professional, caring staff who will assist you with your every need


Our Obituaries

Garvis Lee Holcomb

November 2, 1925 - July 22, 2014

Born in Hackleburg, Alabama, Garvis was the son of William & Ella (Powell) Holcomb. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Ruby, his children and many loving family members.
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Ivy June Wright (Cydejko)

June 3, 1926 - July 20, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Cydejko and the late Jack Wright. Loving mother of Stella Pierce, Stanley (Marlene) Cydejko, Judy (Terry) Fields, Sabina (David) Mellen and Penny (Kerry) Bayer. Dearest grandma of 15, great-grandma of 16 and great-great grandma of 5. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. The family suggests donations in memory of Ivy to The St. Paul Lutheran...
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Daniel Joseph Kusak

October 30, 1941 - July 20, 2014

Kusak, Daniel Joseph. Age 72 of Trenton. Born October 30, 1941 in Wyandotte, Michigan and died July 20, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Diane. Loving father of Terrie (Jim) Derupa, Debbie (Tony) Donia and Danny. Proud grandpa of Brittany, Jimmy, Jillian and Brady. Dearest brother of Geraldine (Gerald) Ploucha. Also survived by his mother-in-law Mary Mikola as well as other loving family...
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Michael P. Alexander

August 29, 1933 - July 18, 2014

Alexander, Michael P. Age 80 of Grosse Ile. Born August 29, 1933 in Detroit Michigan and died July 18, 2014. Beloved husband of 58 years of Elaine. Loving father of Kim Alexander, Mickey (Jim) Stratton, Michael (Gabrielle) and the late Stacie Fallon. Father-In-Law to Dan Fallon. Proud grandfather of Courtney (Steve), Steph, Dan, Shannon, Michael, Lauren, Desiree, Sydney, Dylan, Riley, Emily...
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Lena Stedman Kolakowski

August 28, 1926 - July 17, 2014

Kolakowski, Lena beloved wife of the late Edmund. Loving mother of Ed (Mary Lou), Rose (the late Mike) McCormick, Joe (Kathy), Barbara Walker (Art Jones). Loving grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 12. PID in death by siblings, Floyd Stedman, Mildred Mugglin, Virginia Smith, Frances Bonker, and Robert Stedman. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
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Olga Niecko

September 30, 1932 - July 15, 2014

Born in Detroit, Olga was the daughter of Aleskey & Maria (Kdlubovich) Marchuk. She married the love of her life, Leonard Niecko Jr. on August 25, 1955. Sadly he preceded her in death August 11, 1989. A dedicated homemaker, Olga was a member of St. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodx Church in Detroit. Olga leaves to cherish her memory her two children: Leonard (Kim) Niecko III and Maria Stewart;...
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Rodney "Juice" Paris

April 1, 1953 - July 13, 2014

Born in Dearborn, Rodney was the son of Henry & Betty (Lantz) Paris. A Pipefitter by trade, Rodney was known as a "jack of all trades" also doing roofing and carpentry. Rodney leaves to cherish his memory a son Brandon Paris; a daughter Brittney Paris; grandson Jackson Paris; two sisters: Denise Stewart and Roxanne (Dennis) Seog; as well as many nieces and nephews. Sadly he was preceded in...
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William Michael Faurot

April 9, 1947 - July 13, 2014

William Michael Faurot, 67 of Brownstown, beloved son of the late William and Lola Faurot, died July 13, 2014. He is survived by his loving sister, Suzanne Morales (Brian) and nieces Sandra Cole (Chris) and Lori Kouchoukos (David). He was also survived by seven grand nieces and nephews, as well as other loving family and friends. Bill proudly worked for the Gibraltar schools and transportation. ...
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Walter Sample

July 9, 1927 - July 6, 2014

Sample, Walter. Age 86 of Trenton. Born July 9, 1927 and died July 6, 2014. Beloved husband of 63 years to Barbara (nee: Colbath). Loving father of Laurie (Dennis) O'Meara. Proud grandpa of Michael (Lauren) O'Meara and the late Matthew O'Meara. Dearest brother of David (Ruth) Sample, Richard (Raeleen) Sample, the late William Sample and the late Mary Ann Ridder. Also leaves many nieces,...
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Terrence F. Dunn

August 7, 1932 - July 4, 2014

Dunn, Terrence F. Age 81. July 4, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved husband of the late Sandra. Loving dad of Michele (Michael) Aslanian, the late Debra Caskey, Mike (Deb), Tim, Dan (Penny) and Rob (Kim). Father-in-law to Wayne Caskey. Proud grandpa of 12. Great grandpa of 5. Also survived by one brother Jim (Barb) and one sister Patricia (Ken) Schultz as well as other loving family and friends. ...
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Amelia L. Ferda

March 1, 1931 - July 3, 2014

Ferda, Amelia L., age 83, July 3, 2014 of Riverview, Michigan, formerly of Southgate, Michigan. She is survived by her loving family, including her children Paul (Norma) Ferda, Chris (Steve) Carmody, Keith (Kelley) Ferda and Ray (Beth) Ferda. Contributions in memory of Amelia's life may be made to the charity of y our choice.
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Larry Charles Trudelle

January 4, 1948 - July 1, 2014

Trudelle, Larry Charles, age 66 of Grosse Ile, passed away July 1st, 2014. Loving husband of Cynthia. Dear father of Jennifer (Rich) Gepes and Amber (Mike) Kundrat. Proud grandfather of Zachary, Kenna, Kaden, and Kianna. Also survived by his mother Georgine, brothers Richard and Alan, and sister Cheri Koehn. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, 10am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2550 Edsel,...
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Ronald J. Stefani

March 2, 1952 - June 30, 2014

Ronald J. Stefani, Age 62 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved son of Irene and the late Joseph. Loving brother of Debra Steele, Jody (Kevin) Steele and Randy (Cyndi). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
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Marcella May Moloney

August 10, 1927 - June 28, 2014

Moloney, Marcella May, age 86, June 28, 2014 of Brownstown Twp., Michigan. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John "Butch" Moloney, James Moloney, Patrick "Mike" Maloney, Shirley Penna and Kenneth Moloney
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Doris J. Nissley

July 25, 1926 - June 26, 2014

Nissley, Doris J., age 87, June 26, 2014 of Riverview, Michigan. Beloved wife of Harvey. Loving mother of Brian (Jan) Nissley, Jeffrey (Joanna) Nissley. Judith Ann Neuman and the late Joel Nissley. Also survived by her grandsons Alex and Erik Neumann. A memorial service is being planned for a later date at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 9393 Church Rd., Grosse Ile, Michigan, 48138. Floral...
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George J. Cuip

August 19, 1923 - June 24, 2014

Cuip, George J., age 90 of Trenton, passed away June 24, 2014. Beloved husband of the late LaVonne E. Cuip. Loving father of Janice (Kenneth) Brown, Ronald (Janet) Cuip, and Donna Spina. Grandfather of Amy (Richard) Rohmer, Jeremy (Jennifer) Brown, Joe Spina, Chad Brown, Chris Baumann, Alexandra (Jonathan) Bowman, Victoria Kurtzhals, and Carly Cuip. Great grandfather of Hannah, Megan, Kylie,...
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Helen Hartman

July 21, 1923 - June 23, 2014

Hartman, Helen. Age 90 of Trenton. Helen was born July 21, 1923 in Wyandotte and died June 23, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved wife of 59 years to George. Loving mother of Rosanne Hartman, George (Denise), Coleen (Dan) Bedrosian and Angela Hartman (Tim McCarty). Loving grandmother of Matthew, Tanya, Laura, Nicholas, Leah, Sean and Anastazia. She will be greatly missed by her granddog Duke. Also...
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Patty A. Wellman

September 29, 1935 - June 23, 2014

Wellman, Patty A. Age 78. June 23, 2014 of Riverview. Formerly of Verdunville, WV. Beloved wife of the late Arthur, Sr. Loving mom of Arthur, Jr. and Debbie (Michael) Castro. Proud grandma of Sherise (Adam), Peter (Marissa), Delaney, Trevor, Matthew (Cassi) and Clarissa. Great grandma of 6. Dearest sister of Billy Loggins, Jean Houston, Polly Grubb, Darrell Loggins and Johnnie Peregonow....
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Raymond D. Bouquenoy

January 11, 1930 - June 22, 2014

Bouquenoy, Raymond D. Age 84. June 22, 2014 of Tavernier, FL, formerly of Trenton, MI. Loving father of Terry, Gaye Ann (John) Avery, and Diane (Verlin) Peck. Proud grandfather of Jeremy (Carrie), Ryan, Noah, Kevin and Kimberly Peck and Tim Burton. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Joyce and grandson Keith. . In lieu of flowers the family requests...
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Robert Matthew Buckley, Sr.

August 11, 1939 - June 22, 2014

Robert Matthew Buckley, Sr., age 74, of Grosse Ile, MI, June 22, 2014, beloved husband of Marilyn; loving father of Robert Jr., Timothy John (Rachel) , Roseanne, and Therese-Anne (Bryan) Eldredge; dear brother of Anne Valenti and Richard; proud grandfather of Natalie, Ceciley, Cassidy, Aidan and Riley. Robert Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Johanna; his sisters Cornelia...
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Margaret M. Vargo

July 5, 1931 - June 21, 2014

Vargo, Margaret M. age 82, June 21, 2014 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of Edward. Loving mother of Anne (Jim) Warren and Jean (Michael) Veegh. Dearest grandmother of Alex Proffitt, Allison Warren, Joseph Warren, Michi Veegh and Eric Veegh. Also survived by other loving family members and friends. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
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David L. Davis

November 27, 1934 - June 19, 2014

Davis, David L., age 79 of Riverview, passed away June 19, 2014. Dearest husband of the past 57 years to Janet. Loving father of Jay (Joanne), Eric, Tod (Andrea), Craig (Laura) and Jodi (Bill) Cheplick; proud grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 1. Also survived by siblings; Rev. William (June), Thomas and Sis Rowan; as well as step sisters Janet and Shirley. David was so loved by his...
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James Fitzgerald, Jr.

August 12, 1935 - June 18, 2014

Fitzgerald, James Jr., age 78 of Grosse Ile, formerly of Detroit. June 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Anne Zaragoza. Loving father of James Fitzgerald III, Missy (Gerry) Fitzgerald Haan and Mary Fitzgerald. Proud grandfather of Caitlyn Fitzgerald, Michael Haan, Michael Bila, Katie Haan, Sam Bila and Katie Bila. Dear brother of Ande Neumann. Preceded in death by son Michael Callanan Fitzgerald and...
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Carol Ann Campau

December 6, 1939 - June 18, 2014

Campau, Carol Ann, age 74 of Trenton, passed away June18, 2014. Loving wife of the late Robert Lewis. Dear mother of Robert and Brian. Also survived by her sister Lynn (Tony Ritz) Harden, nieces Megan, Dawn Marie, Margaret, and nephews John and Doug. Carol was preceded in death by her brother Gordon Blair.
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Vera C. Monk

January 10, 1949 - June 17, 2014

Monk, Vera C., age 65, June 17, 2014 of Melvindale, Michigan
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Marjorie Grove

September 1, 1926 - June 17, 2014

Grove, Marjorie, age 87, June 17, 2014 of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Marjorie was a retired after many years as a grade school teacher in Trenton, Michigan. She was a devoted daughter to John and Mae Grove.
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Beverly I. DeBaun (Allie)

February 24, 1938 - June 16, 2014

DeBaun, Beverly I. (Allie), age 76, June 16, 2014 of Gibraltar, formerly of Dearborn. Beloved wife of Howard. Loving mother of, Nancy Tanner, Bill (Vicki) Allie and the late Susan Irene Allie. Also survived by 3 step-children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Ethel Nemeth

October 25, 1923 - June 13, 2014


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James E. Shrum

November 26, 1957 - June 12, 2014

Shrum, James E., age 56 of Trenton, passed away June 12, 2014. Loving son of Marvin and Sally Shrum. Dear brother of Nelita (Joe) Pietroniec, Mike, Fred, Adam, Marvin, and the late Roger. Also survived by his nieces Breanna (Salwan), Amber, Krissie, Shannon, and nephews Adam Jr., Mike, 'Little' Adam, and other loving family and friends.
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Helen F. Kohut

March 22, 1925 - June 11, 2014

Kohut, Helen F. Age 89, of Trenton. June 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George Kohut Jr. Loving mother of George R. (Dianne) Kohut, Gary (Linda Steciak) Kohut, Michael (Darlene) Kohut, Renee (Robert) Panchenko and David (Cindy Rohn) Kohut. Proud grandmother of Christie (Tim) Mach, Mark (Danielle) Kohut, Colleen (Tim) Garcher, Shaun Kohut, Jason Kohut, Kelsey Kohut, Rachelle (Brian) Panchenko,...
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Debra Lynn Becker

November 11, 1958 - June 5, 2014

Debra Lynn Becker, age 55, of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, June 5th. She had been in poor health. Family and friends may call from 4:30-9pm, Monday June 9th at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., Trenton. She will lie in state Tuesday at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with services to follow at 10:30am. Burial will be at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in...
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Ernest "Ernie" Taylor

February 15, 1937 - June 3, 2014

Taylor, Ernest A., "Ernie" age 77, June 3, 2014 of Northwood, Ohio. Beloved husband of Nadine. Also survived by his children Danny Taylor, David (Cheryl) Taylor, Michael Taylor and John (Lana) Taylor; his grandchildren; great grandchildren; his brothers Doug and Jack Taylor. Contributions in memory of Ernie's life may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Frank C. Lintner

November 22, 1935 - June 2, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Frank was the son of Frank & Dorothy (Wilkins) Lintner. He married the love of his life, Bunny DeSana, on September 6, 1965. Frank spent most of his career as a Die Designer with Jay Engineering and then Troy Design. For the past 5 years he worked his dream job as an usher for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Frank leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Bunny; ...
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John E. Schlosser, Sr.

August 18, 1924 - June 2, 2014

Born in Napoleon, Ohio, John was the son of Cash and Inez (Cameron) Schlosser. He married the love of his life, Beverly Knapp, on April 26, 1946. Sadly she preceded him in death November 17, 2009. John is survied by two children: Deborah Schlosser and David Schlosser; six grandchildren: Gabriel Schlosser, Matthew Schlosser, Philip Schlosser, Katherine Schlosser, Rachael Schlosser and Shelby...
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Barbara R. Nagle

November 20, 1946 - June 2, 2014

Nagle, Barbara R., age 67 of Woodhaven, passed away June 2, 2014. Loving wife of Thomas P. Nagle, II. Dear mother of Christopher D. (Heather), Jeffrey (Melissa), Matthew R., and Thomas P., III (Jennifer). Loving grandmother of Alexander, Laura, and Emma. Also survived by her brother Richard of Boston, as well as sister in law Debra (Douglas) McLeod of Spring Park, MN.
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Mike Koziol

January 7, 1957 - May 31, 2014

Born in Wyandotte, Mike was the son of Steve & Leora (McMurray) Koziol. He married the love of his life, Patricia Pabis, on September 10, 1977. Mike leaves to cherish his memory, Patricia, his wife of the past 36 years; his children Hillari and Justin; siblings: Patricia Sinift, Jill (David) Pattenaude and Roger Koziol. Sadly preceded in death by his parents.
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Geraldine Mae Myer

April 29, 1929 - May 31, 2014

Myer, Geraldine Mae, age 85, May 31, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved wife of Charles, Loving mother of David Myer, Diane Smith, Kevin Myer, Darcy Harmon and the late Connie Blair. Also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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William D. Nicoll, Jr.

March 17, 1947 - May 31, 2014

Nicoll, William D., Jr. Age 67. May 31, 2014 of Brownstown and formerly of Lincoln Park. Beloved husband of 48 years to Bonnie. Loving dad of Michael (Kathy), Michelle (Ron) Williams and Melodie Brewer. Proud papa of Ronnie, Matthew, Victoria and Blake. Cherished son of Isabella and the late William. Dearest brother of Christine (James) Adams and James (Arlene). Also survived by other...
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Jack Teifer

November 22, 1934 - May 28, 2014

Teifer, R. Jack, age 79 of Trenton, passed away May 28th, 2014. Loving husband of Theresia. Also survived by his brother Jerry (the late Miriam) Teifer, Jr., step sisters Judy Hewson, Sharon Johnsen, as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Roy I. Meridith

March 23, 1921 - May 25, 2014

Roy I. Meridith, age 93, of Brownstown, Mich and Pt St Lucie, FL, passed away May 25, 2014, beloved husband of Margaret (Vereb), loving father of Barbara (Max) Reck and Patricia (Larry) Grassel, dear grandfather of Julia (Alan) Huddy, Max (Stephanie) Reck, Christopher Paquette and Jeffrey (Nancy) Paquette, great grandfather of 7.
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Benjamin L. Richards

August 30, 1926 - May 23, 2014

Richards, Benjamin L. age 87, May 23, 2014 of Riverview. Benjamin was a World War II veteran and a Korean War veteran and very proud to have served his country. He was a current member of the American Legion Post 389. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy. Loving father of Theresa, Katherine, the late Steven, the late John and the late Patricia. Dearest Bubba of 4 and great-bubba of 7. Dear...
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Constance B. Edgington

September 6, 1924 - May 23, 2014

Edgington, Constance age 89, May 23, 2014 of Brownstown Twp. Beloved wife of the late Harlan. Loving mother of Marcia (the late Rob) Boye and Gary (Joni). Dearest grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 7. All services are private. Donations in memory of Constance may be made to the Grosse Ile Fire Department.
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Stephen Louis Daransky

January 6, 1946 - May 22, 2014

Stephen was born January 6, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Allegheny High School. He was preceded in death by his parents Stephen and Anna (nee: Staroschak) Daransky. Stephen is the dearest brother of Judy Sarricks and Helen Papale; uncle of Nicole Papale, Christina Papale, Christopher Papale, Dean Sarricks and Mark Sarricks. Also survived by other loving family and...
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Robert L. Nance

May 24, 1926 - May 21, 2014

Nance, Robert L., age 87 of Orchard Lake and Troy, passed away May 21, 2014. Loving husband of the late Pauline. Robert is survived by two sisters, a brother, as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Fernand Feig

March 2, 1926 - May 19, 2014

Feig, Fernand. Age 88, of Grosse Ile. May 19, 2014. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Leslie Feig Gyi, Laurel Feig Cebrian and Philip Feig. Proud grandfather of Corinne and Evan Cebrian. Dear uncle of Paul Feig. Preceded in death by his first wife Susan Biggers and brother Sanford Feig. Former Councilman and Mayor Protem of Riverview, Michigan. Enjoyed a career in teaching at Cass...
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Eleanor J. Myers

April 13, 1931 - May 16, 2014

Myers, Eleanor J., age 83, May 16, 2014 of Southgate. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Sharon (Russell) Schafer, Pamela (Robert) Dietrick, Lynn (David Leonard) Moga and Brian Myers. Also survived by her grandchildren and her sisters Edna (LB) Walker and Janet (James) Carter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Eleanor's life may be made to Arbor Hospice Foundation or St. John...
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Stephen Patrick Donaldson

September 16, 1968 - May 16, 2014

Donaldson, Stephen Patrick, age 45 of Trenton, passed away May 16, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Loving husband of Carla. Dear father of Brittany and Madison. He is also survived by his mother Gail (Jack) Wiseman, sister Jill Daubenmayer, and nephew Patrick. Stephen was preceded in death by his father Stephen E. Donaldson. A 1986 graduate of Trenton High School, Stephen would later be...
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Wilfred M. "Fred" Gall

November 22, 1953 - May 15, 2014

Gall, Wilfred M., age 60, May 15, 2014 of Trenton. He is survived by his children Will Gall, Susan (David Bordy) Gall, Rosea Lee (Tony) Grima, Jason Blake and Mary Blake. Also survived by his grandchildren and his siblings Cheryl (Gary) Shamma, Catherine (David) Schoenfeldt and Keith (Michelle) Gall. Contributions in memory of Fred's life may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous
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Mary Sandra Navyac

October 15, 1939 - May 13, 2014

Navyac, Mary Sandra, age 74 of Trenton, passed away May 13, 2014. Loving wife of the late Lawrence. Dear mother of Michael (Kei), Stephen (Susanna), and Laury. Preceded in death by daughter Nancy, and son Thomas Joseph. Proud grandmother of Jacob-Thomas. Also survived by sister Donna (Jack) Roe, brother Hank Grix, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. In lieu of flowers...
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Earl A. Underwood

April 13, 1925 - May 12, 2014

Underwood, Earl A, age 89, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Earl was born in Essex, Ontario, Canada but was a Trenton resident for 88 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific Islands during WWII, and retired from Detroit Edison in 1986 after 40 years of service. Surviving are devoted wife, Anna; children Sharon (Tim) Carl, Earl, Jr. (Betty), Charles (Julie) and Paul (Colleen);...
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W. Charles Pugsley

August 12, 1945 - May 10, 2014

W. Charles Pugsley "Chuck", age 68 of Grosse Ile, passed away May 10, 2014. Loving husband of Patricia. Dear father of Lisa (Christian) Ast, and Kristin. Proud grandfather of Connor and Natalie. Also survived by brother Kaye (Gretchen), sister Karen (Earl) Peck, as well as several nieces and nephews. Chuck had requested that memorial contributions be made to the family for his grandchildren's...
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Judith E. Affleck

May 9, 1938 - May 6, 2014

Affleck, Judith E. Age 75. Born May 9, 1938 in Wyandotte, MI and died May 6, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI at The University Hospital. Judith had been living in Au Gres, MI and was formerly of Woodhaven. She was the beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Michael (Rhonda) and William, Jr. (Pamela); proud grandmother of Curt, Heather, the late Majyr, the late Michael, Aaron, Elizabeth,...
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Jean Labo Schulte Eagal

June 6, 1925 - May 6, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Lester Schulte and the late Robert Dean Eagal. Loving mother of John (Melinda) Schulte, Janice (Michael) Neubecker, Janette (Clifford) Decaire, Gary (Anna) Schulte, Gregg (Sharon) Schulte, the late Lester Schulte and the late Richard Schulte. Dear step-mother of Robert (Cheryl) Eagal, Richard (Lois) Eagal and Roger (Kathy) Eagal. Grandma darling of 18 and great-grandma...
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Ken Newman

November 16, 1953 - May 6, 2014

Newman, Ken. Age 60 of Clinton Township, formerly of Trenton passed away on. May 6, 2014. Loving brother of Greg and Lynn Newman. Dear uncle of David and Jennifer. Preceded in death by his parents Bill and Leona Newman. Ken enjoyed hiking and skiing. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospice or American Cancer Society
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Edward "Ted" Aller

November 26, 1941 - April 30, 2014

Aller, Pastor Edward R., passed away on April 30th surrounded by his loving family. He was 72. Rev. Aller was pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church on Grosse Ile from June 1967 until April 2014. He is survived by his wife Marcia, son Dustin (Sandra), son Shay (Kim), brother John (Carol), grandchildren Max, Ella, Cooper, Theresa, Kaya, and Ava. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed. ...
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Laura M Twichell

July 25, 1945 - April 28, 2014

Twichell, Laura M., age 68 of Trenton, passed away April 28th, 2014. Loving wife of David. Dear mother of Richard Smedley, Michael and Christopher Twichell. Proud grandmother of 6, and a great grandchild on the way. Also survived by brothers Allen (Karen) Braboy, David (Deborah) Nelson, and sister in law Ann Huff. Laura was preceded in death by a son Robert Smedley. In lieu of flowers memorial...
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Michael G. McNabb

December 21, 1961 - April 25, 2014

McNabb, Michael G. Age 52. April 25, 2014 of Grosse Ile. Cherished dad of Kelsey, Ashley and Kyle McNabb. Also survived by Kim Putz as well as other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Willis and Marie (nee: LaTondress) McNabb. Michael was a graduate of Grosse Ile High School, worked as a carpenter specializing in fine wood working and was a volunteer for the Grosse...
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Herb Lyall

March 18, 1934 - April 25, 2014

Lyall, Herbert A. Age 80. Born March 18, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and died April 25, 2014 in Trenton. Beloved husband of 43 years to Margaret (nee: Kennedy). Loving dad of Kathleen Lyall (Sean Casey). Also survived by many friends. Preceded in death by his parents Donald and Gladys (nee: Pelton) Lyall. Herb was a graduate of Mackenzie High School in Detroit and proudly served his Country...
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Dolly D. Granger

January 14, 1955 - April 23, 2014

Granger, Dolly D., age 59, April 23, 2014 of Flat Rock. Beloved wife of the late Greg. Loving mother of Cheryl Jackson and Christine Granger. Devoted Grandmother of Derek Widmer. Dolly will be deeply missed by her siblings Sammie Jo Bruce, Richard (wife :Jenny) Bratton, Jeff Bratton, Alvin (wife :Jonelle) Bratton, Polly (husband :Frank) Doliver. Along with her MANY nieces and nephews. Also...
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Virginia Elizabeth Healy

April 20, 1922 - April 23, 2014

Healy, Virginia Elizabeth, age 92, April 23, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Robert James Healy. Loving mother of Pam Motlagh, Barry (Debbie) Healy and the late Shari Seehoffer. Also survived by her grandchildren Wendy (Brian), Heather (Steve), Jason (Trisha) and Aimee (Corey) and Brian Healy, and 7 great grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Virginia Elizabeth's life may be made to the...
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Denise A. Strong

June 6, 1955 - April 19, 2014

Strong, Denise A. Age 58, of Grosse Ile. Passed away April 19, 2014. Loving mother of Richard Strong, Stacy (Brent) Ferrell, Angela Strong and Lauren Strong. Proud grandmother of Adrianna Ferrell. Dearest daughter of Dorothy Draftz. Dear sister of Dawn (Peter) VanHoek and Quentin Draftz. Loving fiance' of Frank Patt. Preceded in death by her father Quentin Draftz, and sister Darlene Draftz.....
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Bob Herman

July 3, 1935 - April 18, 2014

Herman, Bob, age 78, April 18, 2014 of Royal Oak, Michigan, formerly of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Nancy. Loving father of Brian (Lily) Herman and Jackie (Chris Varady) Herman. Devoted grandfather of Ryan Herman.
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John Kaiser

May 10, 1927 - April 17, 2014

Kaiser, John. Age 86, of Woodhaven. April 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Lorraine for 66 years. Loving father of Cheryl Kaiser, James Kaiser and Douglas (Aida) Kaiser. Proud grandpa of John (Kiera), Jill (Shawn), Kristine (Jason), Jennifer (Ryan) and Lori (Jon). Devoted great grandpa of Alexis, Ava, Emma, C.J., Connor, Jalynn, Jack, James, Aubrey and Maria. Preceded in death by parents Karl and...
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Terrance Bernard Whaley, II

June 28, 1994 - April 16, 2014

Whaley, Terrance Bernard, II. Age 19. April 16, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved son of Nina Whaley and Terrance Bernard Whaley. Loving brother of Trinity Whaley. Cherished grandson of Mary and the late Bernard Whaley and of the late Dorothy Kern. Also survived by other loving family and friends. Terrance attended both Trenton and Southgate schools and was an employee of Jet's Pizza in Trenton; he...
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Leon F. Allen

November 11, 1933 - April 16, 2014

Allen, Leon F. Age 80. April 16, 2014 of Trenton. Born November 11, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. Leon attended middle school in Lincoln Park and went on to serve his Country in the United States Marines during the Korean conflict. He married Theresa (nee: DuCharme) who survives him on January 16, 1960 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in River Rouge, they were married for 54 years. ...
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Miriam Edith Harris

April 21, 1918 - April 14, 2014

Miriam Edith Harris, (95), Passed away on April 14, 2014, at Brownstown's Forest View Assisted Living , in Brownstown, Michigan. Miriam was born in West Bend, Wisconsin, on April 21, 1918, to the late Albert and Alvina (Drager) Heldt. She graduated from Lawrence, Michigan, High School in 1935. After graduation she was employed as a bank clerk in Lawrence for several years and, later in life,...
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Anne Denning-Gloster

September 19, 1962 - April 13, 2014

Beloved Wife of Michael. Loving mothert of Jeremy and Liam. Dearest sister of Maureen Denning. The family suggests donations in memory of Anne to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
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William H. Kaiser

April 25, 1934 - April 13, 2014

Kaiser, William H. of Grosse Ile, formerly of Southgate, Michigan, April l3, 2014. Bill was born on April 25, 1934 to Karl and Anna Kaiser who immigrated to America from Austria-Hungary and settled in Lincoln Park. Beloved husband of Patricia Kaiser (Zulewski) for 56 years. Loving and dearest father of William J. (Renee), Jeffrey, Michael, Lisa Kaiser and Amy (Todd) Johnson. Much loved...
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Carmen F. Hart

January 7, 1928 - April 12, 2014

Hart, Carmen F. Age 86 of Lincoln Park. Born January 7, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium and died April 12, 2014 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mom of Daryll (Mary), Randy (Lorrie) and the late Ron. Loving mother-in-law to Pat Hart. Proud grandma of Tracy (Bill) Gavin, Keith (Kia) Hart, Heather (Tom) Champagne, Sam (Tabitha) Hart and Josh (Melissa) Hart. ...
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Lloyd O. Eilers

October 29, 1920 - April 10, 2014

Beloved husband of the late Rose. Loving father of Maralene (Tom) Shaw, Janis (Alan) Van Houten and Gregory (Alice). Dearest grandpa of Jason, Dwight, Janna, Patrick and Haley. Dear great-grandpa of Mara, Emma, Karl, Hayden, Finn and Evie. The family suggests donations in memory of Lloyd be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton.
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Chester Kowaleski

February 7, 1927 - April 9, 2014

Kowaleski, Chester. Age 87, of Detroit. April 9, 2014. Beloved husband of Mary Jane for 58 years. Loving father of Gary (Jeanette) Kowaleski and Cynthia Hall. Loving grandfather of Shane, Lindsey, Rose and Christine. Dear brother of Walter Kowaleski, of West Virginia. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Stella Kowaleski, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Memorial contributions may be made to the...
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Victoria E. Leedy

July 17, 1928 - April 9, 2014

Leedy, Victoria E. (Koszednar), age 85 of Grosse Ile, passed away April 9, 2014. Loving wife of the late Charles "Dean". Dear mother of Dena (John) Hillman and Eric (Deborah) Leedy. Proud grandmother of Cameren Dean and Catherine Renata. Loving aunt of Jerry, Richard, and Joyce. Victoria is also survived by other loving family and friends.
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Thelma Fryer Kish

November 8, 1918 - April 8, 2014

Kish, Thelma (nee Fryer), age 95. Born November 8, 1918 in Detroit to Percy and Ida Fryer. Carried on angel wings April 8, 2014. Wife of the late Stephen. Mother of Elaine (James) Shrewsburg and Marsha (Rodney) Scarberry. Dearest grandmother of Brett Scarberry, Tim (Andrea) Shrewsburg, Jennifer (Chris) Ottney, Dawn Scarberry (and her four sons) and Shawn Scarberry. G.G. to Megan and Katelyn...
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Philip T. Bray

June 22, 1939 - April 7, 2014

Bray, Philip T. Age 74. April 7, 2014 of Grosse Ile. Beloved husband of Carol Bray and the late Susan Bray. Loving dad of Tamara Bray (Boleslo Romero), the late Richard, Douglas (Donna), Michele (Michael) Knox, Mindy (Pete) Tougas and Kymberly Flannery. Proud grandpa of Joseph, Caitlin, Jacob, Tyler, Carson, Samuel, Andrew, Emily, Justin and Caleb. Dearest brother of Sherry (Walter)...
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William H. Reichelderfer

December 29, 1923 - April 6, 2014

Reichelderfer, William H., age 90, April 6, 2014, of Grosse Ile, formerly of Trenton. Beloved husband of the late Lillian. He is survived by 3 generations of nieces and nephews as well as other loving family and friends. William was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton and worked for Penwalt for over 40 years. Memorial contributions may be made to The Friendship Circle of...
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Frances Torrico

April 2, 1926 - April 5, 2014

Born in Tams, West Virginia, Frances was the daughter of Cecilio & Vincenta Torrico. She owned and operated Fran's Beauty Shop in Beckley for over 50 years, retiring in 1996. Frances is survived by her siblings: Laura Torrico, Louis (Edna) Torrico, Cecil (Barbara) Torrico and Florence (Dore) McKinney; nieces & nephews: Timothy Torrico, Kenneth Torrico, Keith Torrico, Susan Schwartz, Steven...
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Frank T. Walsh

October 1, 1927 - April 3, 2014

Frank Theodore Walsh, age 86, of Trenton. Loving Husband of the late Barbara (Scott) Walsh. Survived by his daughters Cheryl Wojtala (John) of Trenton, Noreen Walsh (Mark Willms) of Littleton, Colorado, Ellen Wood (Bryan) of The Woodlands,Texas, and grandchildren: Claire Willms, Gabrielle Wojtala, Cameron Wood, Leah Willms, Avery Wood, and Keaton Wood. A sister Ruth Flynn (Richard) of...
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Diane E. LeBar

June 21, 1956 - April 3, 2014

LeBar, Diane E. Age 57. April 3, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved wife of Bill. Loving mom of Patrick, Dana and Catherine. Dearest sister of Curtis Smith and Dennis (Sue) Smith, Also survived by her nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Phyllis Smith. Diane graduated from Trenton High School; had an undergraduate degree in Medical...
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Jenny Siggett

July 9, 1935 - March 30, 2014

Jenny Siggett of Gibraltar peacefully passed away on March 30, 2014 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Al and children: Kathy & (Mike) Hewitt, Carl, Karen & (Jaime) Orban, Kay & (Mike) Firman and Ken & (Dawn), 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. We love her and we will all miss her very much.
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Stanley LeRoy Murphy

January 31, 1936 - March 30, 2014

Murphy, Stanley LeRoy. Age 78. March 30, 2014 of Trenton. Beloved husband of 57 years to Nancy. Loving father of Rhonda (Jay) Schehr, Brian (Patty), Darrell (René) and John (Lynne). Proud grandpa of David, Brent, Rebecca, Joshua, Randall, Melissa, Gregory, Jonathan, Samantha and Timmy. Dearest brother of Judy (Eddie) Kowalski and Helen (Fred) Pidgeon and brother-in-law to Robert (the late...
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David R. Dailing

May 9, 1954 - March 29, 2014

David R. Dailing age 59 of Trenton, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2014. He was the son of Russ and Marian Dailing, born May 9, 1954 in Wyandotte, MI. The family moved to Trenton when David was in grade school and he continued in the Trenton schools until graduating in 1972. He met Glenna Cranford in high school and they were married May 30, 1980. What David cherished most was spending...
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Emily Coyne

March 26, 2014

Coyne, Emily (nee: Kudla). March 26, 2014 of Riverview. Loving mom of Darlene (the late Clarence) Allen, Penny (Daryl) Bucher, the late Robert Joseph Coyne and the late Cheryl Lynn Coyne. Proud grandma of Scott (Tracy) Allen, Jackie (Eric) Anderson, Julie (Mike) Laura and Kellie Bucher. Great grandma of Allycia, Alexis, Courtney, Jesse, Hunter, Carter and Brett. Also survived by other...
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Martha Hunter Coakley

January 26, 1931 - March 26, 2014

Martha "Marty" Hunter Coakley, 83 years of age and long time resident of Grosse Ile, recently of Dearborn, Michigan, went to her final rest on March 26, 2014 She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to the late Frank and Barbara Altdoerffer on January 26, 1931. Marty graduated from Penn State University and received a Masters in Education degree from Oakland University. Marty married Richard ...
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Gail Leslie Klebig

July 20, 1957 - March 24, 2014

Klebig, Gail Leslie, age 56 of Trenton, formerly of Taylor, WI, passed away March 24, 2014. Loving father of Brandon (Jennifer), and Jenna Klebig. Proud grandfather of Rozalyn Myers. Also survived by brother Warren (Patricia) Klebig, sister Sharon (Terry) Obrien, several nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.
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Shirley M. Hatfield

November 1, 1924 - March 24, 2014

Hatfield, Shirley M. Age 89. March 24, 2014. Formerly of Grosse Ile. Beloved wife of the late Paul H. Loving mother of the late Beverly (the late Donald) Songer, Diane (the late Jim) Mush and Mike (Yvonne). Proud nana of Melody (James) Brinks, Rachel (Andrew) VerVelde, Meagen Hatfield, Bobby Hatfield, Katie Wysocki (Jordan) Teetsel, Susan Salas, Brian Hooper, the late Terry Alert and...
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Milan Knezovich

October 3, 1932 - March 24, 2014

Milan Knezovich was born on a farm in Kinney, Minnesota to Drago and Angela Knezovich on October 3, 1932. He graduated from Martin Hughes High School in Buhl, Minnesota and attended junior college in Virginia, Minnesota. After serving four years in the United States Air Force, Milan earned a Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He began his career teaching...
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Reginald "Reggie" Kruszka

December 7, 1955 - March 21, 2014

Kruszka, Reginald "Reggie". Age 58. March 21, 2014 of Woodhaven and formerly of Trenton. Dearest dad of Patrick Kruszka (Jessica Benavides). Grandpa of Aubree. Loving brother of Gregory, Geraldine (Gordon) Basinger, Diane (Bob) McGuire and Pamela (Geroge) Erdei. Also survived by his nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents John and Genevieve (nee:...
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Marilyn Marie Shingleton

March 21, 2014

Shingleton, Marilyn Marie. March 21, 2014, of Trenton. Beloved wife of James for 52 years. Loving mother of Elise (Michael) Metric, Daniel (Leslie) Shingleton and Heather (Chris) Petersen. Proud grandmother of Evelyn Metric, Sabrina and Scott Shingleton. Dear sister of Louis (Earlaine) Kiel.
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Joyce E. Jenkins

May 14, 1922 - March 20, 2014

Jenkins, Joyce E. Age 91, of Trenton. March 20, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Dewey W. Jenkins. Loving mother of Wayne Jenkins. Visitation Sunday 2-9 pm at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd. Funeral service Monday 2 pm at the funeral home. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Ernest A. Bouchard

August 19, 1926 - March 18, 2014

Bouchard, Ernest A., age 87, March 18, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn. He is survived by his children Keith, Kevin (Gail), Kim (Beth) and Kristie Vicars; his grandchildren Karly, Jennifer, Brandon, Andrew, Kameron, Jaclyn ; his great grandchildren; his sisters Loraine (the late Cecil) Pastorius and Blanche (Larry) Rozanski. Contributions in memory of Ernie's life may be made to the...
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Helen M. Hilling

May 30, 1919 - March 16, 2014

Hilling, Helen M., age 94, March 16, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved mother of Michael (Kay) Hilling, Sandy (Jerry) Cregar and the late Carol Williams. Also survived by her grandchildren Scott (Jessica) Hilling, Jason Hilling, Lisa Schactman, Jennifer (Brad) Shebib, Chris (Paula) Williams, Megan Williams; her son-in-law Rick Williams. Contributions in memory of Helen's life may be made to the ...
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Dennis E. Willey

June 10, 1942 - March 14, 2014

Willey, Dennis E. Age 71 of Rochester Hills, formerly of Trenton. March 14, 2014. Loving father of Sandra Lewis, Susan (Jim) Moutgalias and Jack Willey. Proud grandfather of George, Kim, Nick, Aaron and Ryan. Dear brother of David (Terry) Willey. Loving companion of Diane Wyrick. Avid sailor and competed in numerous Mackinac races. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Date, place and...
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Louis E. Kratky

March 15, 1930 - March 12, 2014

Kratky, Louis E. Age 83. March 12, 2014. Beloved husband of 43 years to Lorraine. Also survived by his nieces and nephews as well as other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Catherine (nee: Palkow) and his sisters Irene O'Brien and Millie Bebiak. Louis graduated from Chadsey High School in Detroit and went on to serve his Country in the US Army...
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Roy L. Langsford

February 10, 1937 - March 12, 2014

Langsford, Roy L. Age 77. March 12, 2014 of Trenton. Formerly of Iron Mountain-Kingsford. Beloved husband of 53 years to Frances. Loving father of Kerry (Monica), the late Kristen, Karla (Tim) Beaudry and Kolleen (Mike) Clark. Proud grandpa of James, Sheldon, Paul, Kylie, Brandon and Paige. Dearest brother of Bob (Carole) and Terese (Bill) Higgins. Also survived by other loving family and...
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Timothy J. O'Keefe

April 1, 1950 - March 10, 2014

Tim is survived by is wife Debbie; his children Kelley (Andrew) Shultz and Kerrie (Pat) Kuhne; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Contributions in memory of Tim's life may be made to the American Cancer Society
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Taylor S. Cook, Sr.

September 1, 1955 - March 9, 2014

Cook, Taylor S., age 58, March 9, 2014 of Trenton, Michigan. Beloved husband of Lisa. Loving Father of Taylor (Khalida) Cook, Jr. and Lesley (Anthony) Dreyer. Proud papa of Connor, Sophia, Rylee and Anthony, Jr.. Also survived by his siblings Pamela Appleby, Paula (Jay) DellaVecchia and Denise (Walter) Wagoner. Contributions in memory of Taylor's life may be made to the American Cancer Society
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Edward L. Koseba

December 21, 1945 - March 7, 2014

Koseba, Edward L. Age 68 of Wyandotte, formerly of Grosse Ile.Beloved Husband of Vondell. Loving Father of Lisa (Martin) Beeker and Bill (Kelly.) Dear Brother of Sidney. Proud Papa of Marisa, Sarah, Lauren, Noah, Emma and Madelyn. Preceded in death by his Parents Edward and Denise, and 2 Brothers Dennis and John. Edward worked for Great Lakes Steel for 32 years.
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Kathy Lee Murray

September 11, 1954 - March 4, 2014

Murray, Kathy Lee. Age 59. March 4, 2014 of Rockwood. Beloved wife of 29 years to Larry. Loving mom of Clayton (Holly) Green. Proud grandma of Naomi and Maya Green and to Conner Arendt. Dearest sister of Vicky Thomas, Nancy Devall and Floyd Southworth. Also survived by her nieces, nephews other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Clayton and Bessie (nee:...
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Helen G. Brick

October 26, 1927 - February 27, 2014

Brick, Helen G. Age 86. February 27, 2014. Helen was a long-time resident of Grosse Ile. Beloved wife of the late Harvey "Jim". Loving mom of Jeffrey (Beth) and David (Hannah Roche). Proud grandmother of Kelly (Matt Almond) and Melissa. Also survived by her nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends. Helen was a graduate of Flat Rock High School and worked for many years at Wyandotte...
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Ruth M. Szobonya

January 29, 1925 - February 27, 2014

Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Sally (Rick) Banas, Nancy Dusincki, William and Gayle (George) Jolly. Dearest grandmother of Brian (Judy), Sara (Tony), Ben, Zachary and Nicole. Great-grandmother of Brandon, Bradley, Derrick, Anthony and great-great-grandmother of Madden and Keegan. Dear sister of Shirley (Jack) Lowe, Elaine (Vince) Spica, Conrad (Kathryn) VonDoran, Eugene ...
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