Ward "Red" Southwell
Ward "Red" Southwell, age 88, of Napoleon passed away October 23, 2001. Red was born in Adrian, MI on February 4, 1913 to Franklin and Eliza (Stull) Southwell. He married Goldie Grubbs on May 14, 1932 in Adrian, MI and she preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1034, Irish Hills Eagles Aerie #3689, American Legion Rose City Post #0324 and Grotto Club in Jackson. Red worked for Braun-Weider and retired in 1975.
He is survived by seven children: Richard (Alberta) of Grass Lake; Chester (Dee) of Darby, MT; Franklin of North Port, FL; Larry of Gilletts Lake, MI; Patricia Todd of Gilletts Lake, MI; Dean (Myra) of Norvell, MI; David (Judy) of Norvell, MI: 27 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation was Friday at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel, and the funeral service was held there on Saturday, October 27, 2001 with the Rev. Rick Ferguson officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson.
Carrie McKnight, age 30 of Jackson, passed away Oct. 28, 2001 at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. Carrie was born on June 18, 1971 in Jackson to Raymond and Patricia (Bissell) McKnight. She was a member of the Westwinds Community Church in Jackson. She worked for six years at the Jackson County Sheriff prior to working for Lifeways in Jackson for the past year. Besides her parents, she is survived by her loving friend, Brad Reed; sister, Recina (Eric) Wichar of Jackson; aunts, Barbara (George) DuBois of Florida., Carole (Jack) Childs of Hanover, Gail (Ron) Childs of Concord and Gloria (Wayne) Buckner of Brooklyn. One sister, Angel McKnight preceded her in death. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westwinds Community Church or the American Cancer Society.
Phyllis Lee Kennedy Guyer
Phyllis Lee Kennedy Guyer, age 71, of Somerset Center, died on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at her home.
Born on July 31, 1929 in Hutsonville, Illinois to Lorraine and Hazel (Swinford) Kennedy, she married Mitchell Franklin Guyer on April 13, 1952 in Hutsonville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2001.
After living her early life in Hutsonville, she graduated from Hutsonville High School in 1947. She studied Piano and Operatic Voice in college and enjoyed playing the piano, playing throughout her life for choirs in the churches she attended. In 1982 she moved to the Somerset Center area. For 15 years she was employed by Uhlmans as manager of the Plaza-U clothing store in Adrian, retiring in 1992. She worked on the 2000 Census, was a member of the Heart O' Lakes United Brethren Church in Brooklyn, her hobbies included golf and gardening and she enjoyed her grandsons. She is known affectionately as "Meckin" to her grandson Joey.
Surviving are one son, Steven Franklin Guyer of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Rhonda Lee Guyer Norton of Lake Somerset; three grandsons, Joey Norton, Gabriel Guyer and Justin Guyer; one twin brother, Phyllip D. Kennedy of Thayer, Illinois; two sisters, Charlotte Gould of Greencastle, Indiana and Trecy Kennedy of Arlington, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and one sister.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Heart O' Lakes United Brethren Church in Brooklyn with Pastor Kevin Cherry officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson. Arrangements were made by the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.
Dale J. Stump
Dale J. Stump, age 72, of Brooklyn, passed away May 6, 2001 of complications following surgery. He was born June 26, 1928 in Cement City to Dale and Ruth Stump.
He resided in the Brooklyn area his entire life. Dale served in the U.S. Army as a Tank Commander during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion, Wilber-Bartlett Post in Brooklyn. He retired from Tecumseh Products in 1986 after almost 40 years of service. After his retirement, he opened Dale's Outboard Repair. He was employed at NAPA (Brooklyn Auto).
Mr. Stump was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ruth Stump; first wife, Carole; one son, Jerry Lee; daughter, Debra Podhola; son-in-law, Kirk Podhola; sister, Edith Lightfoot; and brothers, Bill and Don Stump.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Barbara; son, Carl (Kim) Stump; daughter, Patricia (Gary) Salisbury; stepdaughters, Brenda Bowman and Sandy Dugan; granddaughters, Stephanie Stump, Ashley Salisbury, and Kylie Dugan; grandsons, Kyle Stump, and Jordan Bowles; sisters, Elsie Taylor, Marie (Gordon) Foster, Maxine Sparks, Leona (Bob) Marsh; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Stump; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
His family wishes to thank Dr. Kielhorn, Dr. John Collins, the staff at Foote and Doctors Hospitals and the many friends who were there for us in our time of need. At Dale's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his wife to help cover the vast medical expenses.
Fred S. Harsh
Fred S. Harsh, 81, passed away June 15, 2001, at the Bixby Medical Center.
Fred was born July 6, 1920 in Adrian Township, Lenawee County, to Frank Stephen and Florence Jane (Hood) Harsh. He graduated from Adrian High School and then went on to serve in the Army 82nd Airborne during World War II. Fred served as a gunner in a glider aircraft in four major battles, including Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received honors of the EAME Theater ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct medal, Distinguished Unit badge, Bronze Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Belgium Fourragere, and the Netherlands Orange Lanyard. On May 4, 1947, he married Hildegard F. Gursch in Adrian and she survives. Fred was a farmer all of his life. Along with his love for farming he was a licensed carpenter and worked at Bohn Aluminum. He was a member of the "Hitch Up & Go" club and he and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Florida as well as traveling all over the United States.
In addition to his loving wife Hildegard, Fred is survived by one stepdaughter, Ingrid Griffin of Connecticut; one brother, Dewey and his wife Martha Harsh of Adrian; two sisters, Beverly Potts of Adrian and Lilly Mae and her husband Richard Schook of Tecumseh; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elwyn, Leonard and Calvin Harsh.
Funeral services for Fred will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandy Benes officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with full military rites by the VFW #1584 Annis Fint Post. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Fred's name may be given to the West Adrian United Church of Christ. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Ernest L. Lash
Ernest L. Lash, age 86 years, of Manitou Beach passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001 at his home.
He was born April 10, 1915 in Vassar, Michigan, the son of Lloyd and Blanche (Wilbur) Lash. Ernest married Hazle Fackler on Jan. 25, 1935 in Beaverton, Michigan and she passed away April 26, 2001. They had been married for over 65 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a medic. He moved to the Onsted area with his family over 50 years ago. Ernest was a farmer, a machinist for Tecumseh Products retiring in 1976, and a bus driver for Onsted Schools for over 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Association.
He is survived by one daughter, Beverly (James) Pawson of Manitou Beach; three sons, Harry Lash and fiancÚ Darlene Day of Clark Lake, Ernest (Carol) Lash, Lloyd (Tami) Lash, all of Manitou Beach; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, several brothers and sisters and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at the North Rome Baptist Church with Pastor Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment of ashes was made in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home, Onsted.
Carolyn J. Mathiak
Carolyn J. Mathiak, age 65, of Brooklyn died Friday, June 15, 2001 at Foote Hospital in Jackson.
She was born on April 21, 1936 in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of Elbert L. and Stella (Swider) Fowler. Carolyn married Ronald Mathiak at Evergreen Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI, on January 30, 1954, and he survives.
Additional survivors include their children Glen Mathiak, Bob (Dorrie) Mathiak of Westland, Gregg (Marilyn) Mathiak of Plano, TX.; sisters Barbara Melke and Arlene LaPerriere, both of Westland; grandchildren Heather, Jeremy, Ryan, Sarah, Glen, Jenni, McKenna and Joshua; and great-grandchild, Michael.
Carolyn was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. A Celebration of Carolyn's Life was held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001 at the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel with the Rev. Kelly D. Smith, Sr. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Arthritis Foundation or American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Joan J. McKnight
Joan J. McKnight, age 90, of Brooklyn died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
She was born May 23, 1911 the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Bronsberg) Taraszkiewicz in Jackson, MI. Joan married Leslie B. McKnight on Sept. 21, 1931 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1984.
Survivors include her son, Raymond (Patricia) McKnight and daughter, Gloria (Wayne) Buckner and sister, Rose Gron, all of Brooklyn; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her sisters Anna and Mary Jane.
Joan was a member of St. Joseph's Shrine Catholic Church (8743 US-12), Brooklyn, where a Mass of the Resurrection was held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) with the Rev. Fr. Carl Simon officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery. The Rosary Prayer was offered Sunday evening.
Arrangements were by the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel.
Helen McCullough, age 82, of Brooklyn, Michigan passed away Dec. 4, 2001. Mrs. McCullough was born on Aug. 14, 1919 in Howell, the daughter of George and Esther (Westphal) Morgan.
Helen is survived by one step-son, Gerald Eugene (Sue) Harmon of Brooklyn; one step-daughter, Joan (Alan) Timmerman of Williamston; three sons, Robert J. (Mary) Harmon of Walled Lake; Donald R. Harmon of Austin, TX; Thomas Harmon of Austin, TX; two daughters: Elaine Harmon of Dallas, TX and Carolyn Jackson of Jeffersonville, IN; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one brother, Max (Marie) Morgan of Dewitt. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Harmon, in 1971, her second husband, Quincy McCullough, in 1997; two brothers; and one granddaughter.
Visitation was Friday, December 7 at Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell.
Memorials may be made to the Brooklyn Community Chest.
Daniel Anthony Vettes
Daniel Anthony Vettes, 38 of Concord, formerly of Addison, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. Funeral arrangements are being made by Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.