Evelyn F. Snider
Evelyn F. Snider, age 82 of Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2003. Evelyn was born January 10, 1921 in Summit Township the daughter of Glen and Ruth (Aiken) VanWormer. She married Roy Snider March 15, 1939 and he precedes her in death.
Evelyn worked for Ford for 22-1/2 years and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Donald L. Snider and one sister, Rosella Cotrell. Evelyn is survived by two sons, Douglas R. (Faye) Snider of Manchester, and Duane K. (Wendy) of Clark Lake; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Merna) VanWormer of Lake Columbia.
Visitation was Friday at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel, with funeral services on Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Cook officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Spruce Gate Manor, 2339 Jefferson Rd., Liberty Township, Clarklake, MI 49234.
Curtis E. Ashley
Curtis E. Ashley, age 91 of Adrian, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2003, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1911 on a small farm in Fairfield Township, Lenawee County, Mich., the son of Ira W. and Myrtle (Bugbee) Ashley. He married Alice M. Nemire on March 20, 1933 in Tecumseh, and she survives.
Curtis lived his early life in Tecumseh, moving to Adrian in 1946. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1930, he lettered in several sports and teamed up with Ned Rosacrans to win the 1930 State Doubles Tennis Championship. He then attended Tri-State Business University in Toledo, Ohio for 18 months to learn bookkeeping. He was employed at the former Hayden Mills in Tecumseh, and then for several firms in Lenawee County as a bookkeeper. He also was employed at Bohn Aluminum in Adrian for ten years. Curtis and his wife, Alice, wintered in Bradenton, Fla. at Gulf Lakes Estates. Curtis enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, playing cards, and spectator sports. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Adrian.
Surviving besides his wife, Alice, are two children; John (Jill) Ashley of Manitou Beach and Jane (Harry) Keller of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren, Greg Ashley of Adrian, Sheila (Robert) Van Hemert of Addison, Angela (Matthew) Monahan of Hudson, Steven Ashley of Nashville, Tenn., Deborah Keller of Kenmore, N.Y., Mark Keller of Grand Island, N.Y., Michael (Sue) Keller of Dublin Ohio, Karen (Tim) Kirwan of Glencoe Ill.; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison with Pastor Keith W. Porter, officiating. Burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee.
Elaine Rhea Orvos
Elaine Rhea Orvos, age 64, of Brooklyn passed away on February 19, 2003 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor. She was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Detroit, MI to Rodger and Helen (Beardslee) Manseau. She married Donald Orvos in Detroit on Oct. 17, 1964 and he survives.
Other survivors include her sister, Marie Gentry of Jackson. Visitation was on Saturday, February 22, beginning at noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel with Rev. Dan Pedro officiating.
Patricia L. Flick
Patricia L. Flick, age 72 of Addison, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2003 at her home.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Ind. to Clarence A. and Laverne Rose (Shull) Kopp. She married Jack V. Elser on June 3, 1951 in Fort Wayne, and he preceded her in death in 1958. She then married Lauren C. Flick on July 28, 1961 in Fort Wayne and he survives.
Pat spent her early life in Fort Wayne, then in Franklintown, Pa. and then in the Cement City-Addison area since 1961. She graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne in 1948. She then graduated from Huntington College in Huntington, Ind. in 1952. She was a second grade school teacher in Brooklyn, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Heart O'Lakes United Brethren Church in Brooklyn, a member of the Community Bible Study, a member of the Women's Missionary Fellowship, and along with her husband, Lauren, went on several short term Mission trips to Jamaica.
Surviving besides her husband Lauren are two daughters; Cynthia K. (Bruce) James of Napoleon and Lori A. (Stephen) Scouten of Brooklyn; four sons, Jack V. (Rose) Elser of Litchfield, Ross C. (Gloria) Flick of Lake LeAnn, Lex C. (Julie) Flick also of Lake LeAnn, Mark A. (Devora) Flick of Michigan Center; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence A. Kopp of Huntington Ind., several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, and first husband, Jack V. Elser.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Heart O'Lakes United Brethren Church, 7035 Jefferson Road, Brooklyn, with Pastor Kevin Cherry officiating and assisted by her nephew, Pastor Dan Kopp. Burial will at Hillside Cemetery in Addison. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Heart O'Lakes United Brethren Church.
F. Viola Towle
F. Viola Towle, 91, of Adrian, passed away February 17, 2003. She was born June 13, 1911 in Adrian, MI the daughter of Arthur and Flossie Towle. Ve was a lifelong resident of Adrian until her move to Wolf Lake, Brooklyn, Michigan, 13 years ago. She was known affectionately as "Auntie Ve."
She was a teacher having taught in a variety of country schools in the county, finishing her career teaching fourth grade at Alexander. She offered her children a variety of activities including camping trips, shopping excursions to Detroit and the good old fashion reading, writing and arithmetic. She also was past president of the Adrian Education Association and Lenawee County Retired School Personnel. She remained active with a retiree group from Alexander hosting an annual potluck each May as well as working for the Topical Review Book Company. She had many interests, including traveling throughout 48 states, reading, crossword puzzles and jig saw puzzles, canoeing, attending Michigan football games, as well as the Indy 500 car race and camping. Auntie Ve loved her '63 T-Bird. A great thrill that she had was driving around the MIS track this past August. Ve stayed active, being ill only a very short time, and will be sadly missed by her family, Marilyn Adams of Brooklyn, Chuck and Beverly Fetzer of Florida, six great nieces and nephews, close friends, and her Siamese cat, Ellie. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother, and lifelong friend, Rip.
A memorial service for Ve was held Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Malsack officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Ve may be made to Alexander Elementary School for the children. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Roger Eugene Lampman
Roger Eugene Lampman, age 58, of Cement City, MI passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Hastings on Saturday, February 22, 2003.
Roger was born July 23, 1944 in Quincy, the son of Robert and Doris (Taylor) Lampman, who have preceded him in death. He grew up in Hanover-Horton area and graduated from Hanover-Horton High School in 1963.
He became an over the road truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union in the '70's until an illness forced him to an early retirement, but he kept to the roads, running north in the summer and south in the winter, until a second illness made him come to a final rest stop called his daughter's home.
Roger was a brother of the Liberty Masonic Lodge since November of 1970, and also a volunteer fireman for Clark Lake, MI. He was an avid motorcyclist, sportsman, and jack of all trades. He didn't leave many stones unturned!
He is survived by his daughter, Debra (Brian) Blair of Hastings; their children, Brooke and Austin; his son, Todd Lampman of Jackson; his former wife, Bernadette Richards Moore of Jackson; sister Yvonne Causie of Hanover, MI.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. with Chaplain John Kirkman officiating. The service will be held at the Jackson Masonic Lodge, 2527 Helena Ave., Jackson, MI, with a dinner following. The Lampman-Blair Family has asked that in lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the family. The family will then divide donations to the ALS Foundation and the Cancer Research. Arrangements were made by the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings, MI.
Helen McLanus, wife of the late Jackson Drop Forge executive Henry McLanus and mother of Lansing-area residents Bonnie Bucqueroux and Tina (Constance) Sarkey, died Friday at Sparrow's Hospice House.
She was born Helen Yankauskas (Young) on April 19, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, and later graduated at the top of her class at East High School there. Soon after high school, she met her husband Hank at a Lithuanian youth chorus rehearsal. They married two years later and remained devoted to each other as Big Mac and Little Mac until his death a dozen years ago.
Hank's rise up the career ladder carried them from homes in Cleveland and Burton, Ohio, to Utica, New York, and then to Jackson/Clark Lake, Michigan. Daughter Bonnie was born in 1944 and Tina in 1956. After Hank's retirement, the couple moved to a secluded home on the Muskegon River outside Evart, until Hank's illness brought them to Lansing. After her husband's death in 1991, Helen moved into Ivan Woods Apartments, where she loved to play cards with friends. Private memorials will be held soon. Donations may be made in dog-lover Helen's name to the Capital Area Humane Society.
Larry D. Pepper
Larry D. Pepper, age 85 of Addison, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at his home. He was born on August 10, 1917 to Glenn and Carrie (Jewell) Pepper. He married Patricia J. Southwell on August 10, 1946 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ypsilanti and she survives.
Larry was raised in Ypsilanti, MI and then lived in the Manchester-Chelsea area, and then in the Addison area for the past 13 years. He graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1934. He was a veteran in WW II, serving in the 1st Cavalry Division in the U. S. Army. He was employed at General Motors HydraMatic in the accounting department at Willow Run, Ypsilanti, retiring in 1980 He was a member of St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church at Manitou Beach, where he did extensive volunteer work; he was also a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion, both of Ypsilanti.
Surviving beside his wife Patricia are two daughters, Janice Ruth (John G.) Coburn of Alexandria, VA and Carole "Kaye" (Charley) Ridenour of Manchester, MI; grandchildren, John K. and Samantha Coburn of Winchester, Robert D. and Kimberly Coburn of Mt. Sterling, KY, Matthew and Alicia Coburn of Winchester, KY, Patrick and Lisa Ridenour of Manchester, MI, Douglas and Lisa Ridenour of Grass lake, MI, Mary Ridenour and Michael Ridenour, both of Manchester, MI; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard Pepper of Addison, MI and Mel Pepper of Sears, MI; two sisters, Maxine Parkhurst of Belfair, WA, Doreen Lynn of Milan, MI; several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly, and many friends. Of special note is the love and affection he had for his buddy and constant companion, his dog Pepper. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Orlyn Pepper and Rudy Pepper. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Arrangements are in charge of the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.
Thomas E. Brunson
Thomas E. Brunson, age 77, of Cambridge Township passed away February 14, 2003 at W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital. Mr. Brunson was born on April 19, 1925, the son of Harley and Helen (Meagher) Brunson. He married Mary Ellen Ackerman on September 16, 1946 and she preceded him in death.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church in the Irish Hills and the Knights of Columbus. Tom was employed with Pfiester in Livonia until his retirement in 1987.
Mr. Brunson is survived by his sons, Paul of Denver, Gary (Pam) of Warren, Gregory of Harrison Twp.; three daughters, Janet (Dennis) Kerr of Madison Heights, Mary Beth (Timothy) Costigan of Royal Oak and Jenny (James) Weatherly of Brownstown; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A Rosary Service was held Sunday at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel. A funeral service was on Monday with prayers at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church with the Father Carl Simon officiating. Interment at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 2009.
Audrey Z. (Brown) Dunham
Audrey (Brown) Dunham of Cement City passed away Saturday, February 15, 2003 after a long illness. Born on January 15, 1923 in Vanderbilt, MI, she graduated from Napoleon High School in 1942. Audrey married John Carter Dunham on June 14, 1942 and was employed at L. H. Fields Rose Room. She was a 50-year member of Cement City Baptist Church and a former member of Cascade Civitan Club.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, John, on January 15, 1990; foster parents, Charles and Cora Finch of Clark Lake; and 12 brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, John E. of Mason, MI and Pamela of Cement City; grandchildren, Kerry of Alpena and Michael (Rena) of Haslett; and great grandson, Owain of Haslett; brothers-in-law, Edwin, Eugene (Caroline) and sister-in-law, Elaine McClain, all of Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousin Philip Nichols of Harrison.
Funeral services were held today (February 18, 2002) at 1 p.m. at Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel with the Rev. Drew Woods officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Great Lakes Hospice or Cement City Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.