Stanley Staron, age 82, of Columbia Township passed away on November 23, 2005 at his home. Mr. Staron was born on January 20, 1923 in Detroit the son of Frank and Mary (Beranek) Staron. He married Eva June Yadlowsky on September 12, 1953 and she survives.
Stanley was a member of the St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1980. Besides his wife, Mr. Staron is survived by his children, Kenneth Staron, David Staron and Mary (Gary) Perrydore; son-in-law, Mark Todaro; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Stanley Staron, Jr. and daughter, Kathleen Todaro.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church with Father Carl Simon officiating. Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn.
Rodney J. “Robbie Robbins” Robinson
Rodney J. “Robbie Robbins” Robinson, age 67, formerly of Brooklyn passed away November 15, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Winford and June Robinson and step-daughter, Linda Mirco. Survived by brother, Roger L. “Robbie” Robinson and wife Dell of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Diane Reed and husband Doug and their children, Sara and Nicholas Reed of Bath, Mich.; daughter, Theresa Oleson of New Port Richey, Fla.; Flo Robinson; step-children, Rick, Denise and Elaine.
Thanks to Knoxville Hospice and friends for everything. Cards may be sent to Diane Reed, 15632 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.
Edward Partacz, age 86, of Brooklyn passed away on November 23, 2005 at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. Mr. Partacz was born on January 30, 1919 in Detroit the son of Peter and Anna (Pysterk) Partacz. He married Rose Pancio on August 23, 1941 and she survives.
Besides his wife Mr. Partacz is survived by two sons, Kenneth Partacz and Terrance Partacz and two grandchildren, Krista and Kelly. He was preceded in death by son, Gerald Partacz in 1999.
A celebration of life was held on Monday, November 28, at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn at 1 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rita’s Catholic Church at 2 p.m. with Father Lehr Barkenquest officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Radcliffe Frank “Raddy” North
Radcliffe Frank “Raddy” North passed away peacefully at his home at Clark Lake on November 26, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, George "Tucker" and Mary "Mae" (Foley) North and his loving wife of 44 years, Patricia Philips North. Raddy is survived by his children, Kirby Johnson of Charlottesville, Va., Kris North (Bob Mampe) of Traverse City, Anne Havill (Charles) of Traverse City, Douglas Radcliffe North (Julie) of Jackson, and Patricia Philips McKain of Haymarket, Va.; his treasured friend and companion, Mary Deming of Jackson, his brother George Morry North III of Jackson; and granddaddy's grandchildren. He also left several nephews, nieces and cousins including Philip L. "Flip" Reynolds, Joey Reynolds Massengale, the Minnis' Boys and the Hardy Girls. He will be sadly missed by his Clark Lake and Brooklyn friends.
Catherine A. Prior
Catherine A. Prior, age 93, formerly of Toledo and a resident of the Irish Hills since 1978, died in her home on Thursday, November 17, 2005. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 31, 1912 to Fred and Mae (Kanney) Pearce. She married Frank E. Prior on April 26, 1933 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He died on June 30, 1996.
Surviving are her son, Alan ( Nancy ) Prior of Toledo; daughters, Donna Thompson, of Tecumseh, Mrs. Harold (Joan) Cook of Ottawa Lake, Mich. and Mrs. Joseph (Carol) Suffety of Temperance; a dear brother, James Pearce who made his home with her after Frank’s death.
A memorial service will be held in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, corner of Brown and Evan streets in Tecumseh, on Saturday, November 26, 2005, at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Richard H. Webb officiating. The family requests contributions to be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Southern Care Hospice of Jackson. Liedel Funeral Home of Maybee, Mich. were in charge of arrangements.
Sheila P. Hackworth
Sheila P. (Shafer) Hackworth, 48, of Jackson passed away on Nov. 21, 2005 at Foote Hospital in Jackson.
Born Sept. 9, 1957 in Jackson, she was the daughter of Earl and Dorothy Shafer. She was a former resident of Cement City.
Survivors include three children: Jason of Cement City, Angelina (Matt) Kilgore and Christina Mills, both of Jackson; three brothers, Rodney (Debbie) and James (Martha) Shafer, both of Cement City, and Kevin (Tina) Shafer of Jonesville; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Earl Duane Shafer.
Services will be conducted at the Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home in Jackson on Wednesday, November 23, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Kyle Detmers officiating. Interment is to follow in Munith Cemetery.
Zelma V. Grady
Zelma V. Grady, age 94, of Brooklyn passed away November 17, 2005 at Foote Hospital. She was born on August 19, 1911 in Briceton, Ohio, the daughter of John and Edna Jane (Tope) Leffler. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Weible in 1938 and married Earl Grady in 1946 who also preceded her in death in 1985.
Zelma was also preceded in death by her parents, twin sons Richard and Jack Weible; eight brothers and three sisters. Zelma is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Frank) Lane of Brooklyn; stepson Robert I. (Mary) Grady of Ocala, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 45 great grand children and 32 great-great grandchildren; and special pet Mitzi. Zelma was owner and operator of E & Z Grocery on US 12.
A celebration of Zelma’s life took place on Monday, November 21, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, in Brooklyn with the Reverend Ronald Clark officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Bible Church of Manchester Building Fund or Hospice of Jackson Oaklawn. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
James E. Golba
James E. Golba, age 62, of Lake Columbia passed away November 3, 2005 at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen; two daughters, Beth (Brad) Handshoe of Lake Columbia and Kim (Jeff) Messer of Parma; his father, Edmund Golba; sister, Carolyn Popp of Royal Oak; brother, Patrick (Sharron) Golba of Trenton; niece, Christina Popp; and nephews, Jason Popp, Adam Golba and Troy Golba. He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Education Degree from Western Michigan University, retired from teaching Chemistry and Physics at Napoleon high School for 33 years where he taught with selfless dedication and devotion to his vocation and students, for 14 years he was a part-time chemistry instructor at Jackson Community College, was a consultant for Great Lakes Industries, was faculty advisor for the Napoleon High Science Academic Team which won first place many times and had owned the Pro Boat Shop at Clarklake for ten years.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Monday, November 14, with Father Lehr Barkenquest officiating. Contributions to the James Golba Scholarship Fund at Jackson Community College would be appreciated. All funeral arrangements were made by Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center.
Edward T. Buckels
Edward T. Buckels, age 61, of Brooklyn, passed away Nov. 11, 2005 at home. He was born Sept. 2, 1944 in Ann Arbor, the son of Edward R. and Stella (Borkorski) Buckels. He married Elizabeth Oldenburg on April 1, 1967, and she survives.
Edward is also survived by five children, Shon (Olivia) Buckels, Teresa (Gerald) Stassines, Edward A. (Kerry) Buckels, Janet (Randy) Martin and Patricia (Phil Sonnenberg) Buckels; 13 grandchildren; and sister, Marcia King. Edward was preceded in death by his parents.
He retired from Polly’s Country Market in 1998 after 30 years of service. Cremation has taken place and a Funeral Mass to celebrate Ed’s life will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson, Mich., with Father Bernard L. Reilly officiating. Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.
Margaret Wamsley, age 85, of Hauula, Hawaii passed away November 6, 2005. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Pat Wamsley, of Norvell. Cremation has taken place with burial in Hawaii.
Anna Maude Rose
Anna Maude Rose, age 73, of Manchester, passed away November 4, 2005. She was born August 10, 1932 in Tazewell, Tenn. the daughter of Emery and Lucy (Hargraves) Williams. She married Grover Rose on September 16, 1956 and he preceded her in death.
Anna is survived by her children, Thomas Rose, Jane (Michael) Finkbeiner, Kathy (Kevin O’Mara) Rose, Linda (Tom) Applegate, Brenda (Scot) Dolan and Treasa (Shane) Clemons; six grandchildren; brother, C.R. Williams; and sister, Opal Johnson.
A celebration of Anna’s life took place on Sunday, November 6, 2005, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Jenter Chapel in Manchester with Reverend Kenny Williams from Tazewell, Tenn. officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Arbor Hospice, Cedar Knoll Activity Fund, St. James Church or Manchester Education Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Vera H. “Granny” Patterson
Vera H. “Granny” Patterson, age 100, of Onsted died on Sunday, November 6, 2005, at Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, Mich.
Harriet J. Bowman
Harriet J. Bowmen, age 91 of Addison, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Herrick Manor in Tecumseh. She was born on October 27, 1914 in Van Wert, Ohio to Emery Leroy and Abbie Mae (Hipsley) Halliwill. She married Bernard C. Bowman on October 21, 1935 in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1979. Harriet spent her early life in Ypsilanti, Mich., lived in the Hudson area and then in Addison for the past 77 years. She graduated from Addison High School in 1933, where she was the captain of the girl’s basketball team. She and her husband Bernard, owned and operated the Walnut Hill Dairy, where they delivered milk door to door from a horse drawn wagon. She worked at Lou Lou’s Restaurant in Onsted for 11 years. She was a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club, enjoyed gardening, lawn work and spending time with her family.
Surviving are two sons, Joe (Mary Lou) Bowman, John (Dorothy) Bowman; three daughters, Margie J. Crabtree, Marcia J. (Joe) Comstock, Lucinda S. Hallenbeck all of Addison; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Leroy Halliwill of Addison; two sisters, Louise (Henry) Ehlinger of Addison and Erma (Ray) Furman of Liberty, South Carolina; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband Bernard; four brothers, two sisters and two sons-in-law.
A celebration of Harriet’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, with Pastor Kenneth Fresh officiating. Burial will be made in Dibble Cemetery, Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Addison Senior Citizens. A funeral luncheon will be held at the Addison Gun Club following the services.