Rau, Hugh F.
West Branch, Michigan
Hugh F. Rau, age 99, of West Branch, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at Bortz Health Care in Rose City. Mr. Rau had lived in West Branch for all of his life and was the former owner and operator of the Rau Tavern. Mr. Rau is survived by his children: Hugh (Alice) Rau Jr. and Colleen Davis both of West Branch; one grandson; two sisters; and one brother. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2000 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands, 335 E. Houghton Ave., West Branch, Michigan 48661. Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home 109 E. Houghton Ave. West Branch, Michigan
Schmidt, Agnes Anastasia
Traverse City, Michigan
Agnes Anastasia Schmidt, age 94 years, of Traverse City, died Friday at Birchwood Nursing Center, where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was born February 25, 1905 in Bay City. She was the daughter of Francis and Barbara (Paluszak) Gwizdala. On May 12, 1925, she married Edward J. Schmidt. Agnes was a homemaker all her life and she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, other crafts, gardening and reading. She moved to Traverse City to live with her daughters Romaine and Martha in 1987. Agnes was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include four daughters: Romaine Simon, Martha Roulund, Carol Ford, and Rosemary Wilber; two sons: Edward (Anna Marie) Schmidt and James (Geraldine) Schmidt; 26 grandchildren: Charles (Brenda), Mary, Marjorie, Philip, James (Margie), David (Sue), Jeffery, Joseph and John Simon, Ann Simon, Jeannette Wenglikowski, Edward (Betsy), Katherine, Gregory (Char), Marc, and Kimberly Schmidt, Lynn (Rick) Pullen, Virginia (Norman) Jeske, Edward and Paul Sobeck, Diane (Dion) DeVoe, Barbara (Anthony) Raia, Sandra (Kristopher) Aldrich, Michael (Robin), Timothy (Marilyn) and Roseann Wilber; 35 great- grandchildren: Sheila (Paul) Farquharson, Michael Wenglikowski, Christopher, Kelly and Dana Simon, Tracey (Paul) Crow, Melissa (Doc) Insixiengmay, Shane, Vickie, Kyle, James, Kayla, Kristen, Kaci, Charles and Michael (Jenni) Schmidt, Joseph Pullen, Misty (Brian) Neumeyer, James and Jennifer DeVoe, Aric, Joseph, Robert, T. J., Stacy, Thomas, and Shawn Wilber, Christopher, Tabatha, David and Christina Raia, Melissa, April, Jessica and Tina Aldrich, Brian and Christopher Sobeck; seven great- great grandchildren: Daryl Julian, Paula Crow, Taya Insixiengmay, Brittany Schmidt, Timothy and Thomas Neumeyer and Travis Sobeck. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward in 1980, two brothers, Vincent "Bill" in 1990 and Francis Gwisdala in 1992 and two sons-in- law, Ira G. Roulund in 1973 and Marvin Wilber in 1997. Graveside Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 8, 2000 at St. Patrick Cemetery in Bay City. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Immaculate Conception Centennial Hall or Birchwood Nursing Center. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home 305 Sixth St. Traverse City, Michigan
Tamblyn, Mildred A.
Mrs. Tamblyn died Wednesday morning, January 5, 2000 at the Bay Special Care Center, age 66 years. Daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Tenzer) Schwartz was born October 19, 1933 in Gagetown. She married Jack Tamblyn August 20, 1954 in Bowling Green, Ohio; he predeceased her August 28, 1999. Mrs. Tamblyn worked at Meisel Hardware and later worked at Aerospace. She was a lifelong Catholic where for the past 30 years she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Essexville and the Bay City Women's Club. Surviving are a son, Todd Tamblyn of Bay City; one sister and a sister-in-law: Phyllis (Mike) Root and Marge Schwartz, all of Gagetown; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Donald Schwartz. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 8, 2000 at 12 Noon from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Essexville by Rev. Fr. Thomas McNamara with inurnment in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday only from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mrs. Tamblyn was a beloved wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave.
Coe, Mary Ann E.
Mary Ann E. Coe, age 62, of Southfield, MI, died December 17, 1999. Mrs. Coe was a retired Registered Nurse. Loving sister of Phyllis S. Bloenk. Survived by many loving cousins: the Scobys, the Bloenks, the Coes and the Ryans; sister-in- law of Bernice Coe. Memorial Mass Saturday, January 8, 2000 at 9:30 A.M. from Our Lady of Loretto Church in Redford, MI. For information, call the Duzak Funeral Home, 1-800-331-5051.
Frank, Helen A.
Mrs. Frank died Wednesday evening, January 5, 2000 at Bay Medical Center in Bay City after a brief illness, age 91 years. Helen was born the daughter of the late Edwin and Maria (Kehr) Loehne July 30, 1908 in Beaver Twp. and had resided in this area all of her life. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Auburn. On July 4, 1929, she married George E. Frank; he predeceased her on October 25, 1984. She is survived by two sons: James (Vangie) Frank of Garland, TX and Richard (Bonnie) Frank of Auburn; four grandchildren: Dena, David, Christine and Donald; three great- grandchildren: Jason, Kaitlin and Bridget. Helen was also predeceased by five sisters: Minnie, Ida, Louise, Elsie and Hanna and three brothers: Ernest, Edgar and Ormand. Funeral and Committal Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2000 at Grace Lutheran Church of Auburn. Rev. David H. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Twp. Cemetery, Auburn. Helen's family will receive friends at the AUBURN CHAPEL of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Friday from 2:00-9:00 P.M., then on Saturday morning, Helen will lie in state at the CHURCH from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy, envelopes for Grace Lutheran Church and the donor's favorite charity will be availabe at the funeral home. AUBURN CHAPEL Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. 312 W. Midland Rd. Auburn, Michigan
Hess, Alvin K.
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Hess passed away early Thursday morning, January 6, 2000 at Bay Shores Nursing Home. Age 83 years. He was born July 15, 1916 in Vermillion, Indiana. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a life member of B.P.O.E. Lodge #88 and Bay City Lions Club. Mr. Hess was a retired former co-owner of Al-Jon Collision Service. He is survived by one sister, Katherine Buchhanan of Chrisman, IL; a special nephew, Gary Praschan; several nieces and nephews; very dear friends: Lee Campbell, and Barb and Jim Savage. He was predeceased by his wife, Velma Hess. At the request of Mr. Hess, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jeffery D. Weenink. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 A.M. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial envelopes for First Presbyterian Church will be available at the church. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Jacobs, Harold J.
Bay City, Michigan
Harold James Jacobs, age 64 years, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born to William and May (Claerhout) Jacobs on January 5, 1936 in Hampton Township, where he resided all of his life. Harry was a Hampton Township farmer for many years and a member of the Farm Bureau. He was a member of St. Norbert Church, Munger, its Ushers Club, and the League of Catholic Women and Men. On March 2, 1957 he married the former Corrine F. Houthoofd in St. John the Evangelist Church, Essexville. Corrine survives him, along with their four children: Patrick Jacobs, Victoria (her boyfriend, Brian Douglas) Huggins, Connie (her fiance', Greg Huggard) Jacobs, all of Bay City and Karin (Jeffrey) Ouellette of Essexville; four grandchildren: Brendin Jacobs, Rachael Nimtz, Karianna Ouellette, and Crystal Huggins; two sisters and three brothers: Charlotte Rhodes, Alice Oswald, Donald Jacobs, William (Lois) Jacobs, and Elmer (Bernadette) Jacobs; his father- in-law and mother-in-law: Anthony and Florence Wagner of Reese; his special godson, Douglas Jacobs of Munger; and special friends: Fred and Marilyn Hubert and David and Sue Jensen, both of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Emil, Clarence and Raymond Jacobs. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 10, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Norbert Church, Munger. Harry will lie in state in Church Monday after 9:00 A.M. Rev. William J. Gruden will preside and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum. The Vigil Prayer Service will be Sunday at 7:00 P.M. in the Trahan Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to "Wishes of the Family." Visiting hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 8:30 P.M. at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center Madison at Tenth