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.
Philip Duckham Jr.
Philip Duckham Jr., age 70, of Napoleon, passed away at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital on Aug. 10, 2003. Mr. Duckham was born in Jackson, the son of Philip and Thelma (England) Duckham, Sr. Philip married Phyllis Coak on July 31, 1951 in Buchanon, Ga.
Philip founded Modern Disposal in 1955 and was owner/operator until his retirement in 1989. Mr. Duckham was a member of the NRA and a volunteer fireman at the Napoleon Township Fire Department. He was also a search and rescue scuba diver and member of NRC.
Survivors include his children, Philip (Vickie) of Brooklyn, Michael J. (Robin) of Brooklyn, Felicia (Bill) Frizzell of Grand Rapids, Tess I. (Mark) Nidek of Vandercook, Thomas (Angie) Duckham of Napoleon, Molly (Wayne) Askins of Munfordville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Dedee) Duckham of Frostproof, Fl. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Phyllis Sue; and brother, William Duckham.
A Celebration of Philip's life will be on Thursday, August 14, 2003 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel in Brooklyn. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home where Philip's family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Eugene "Sock" Every
Every, Eugene, "Sock", age 49, of Cement City, passed away August 7, 2003 at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital. Eugene was born on December 28, 1953, in Jackson, the son of Chester and Waunetta (Miller) Every. Eugene is survived by his parents and girlfriend: Cheryl Irvine of Brooklyn; brother: Rockney (Gloria) Every of Cement City. Mr. Every was a member of the Brooklyn Gun Club. There will be no services. There will be a celebration of Sock's life on August 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rock's house. All friends are welcomed. Arrangements were made by the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel, Brooklyn.
Patrick Ivan Cole
Patrick Ivan Cole died Sunday, August 3, 2003, as the result of a traffic accident on Highway 395. He was 23.
A memorial service commemorating his life was held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Holland & Lyons Chapel. The service will be conducted by Colby Moore.
Cole was born in Ridgecrest on Feb. 3, 1980, and was reared by his father, Jeff Cole, formerly of Brooklyn, and his grandmother, Frances Hoagland. He attended Faller Elementary School, James Monroe Middle School, Burroughs High School, and graduated from Cerro Coso Community College's Animation Academy.
His family says this about him: "He was an exceptionally talented artist, who enjoyed photography, painting, sketching, and computer animation. He was also a music enthusiast who found pleasure in various genres of music.
"If you couldn't find Pat being artistic, he was either learning Kung Fu, tinkering with gadgets or playing video games. Most of the time he was found working on cars or his motorcycle in his dad's garage. He was very knowledgeable in the automotive field.
"Pat was the guy you always saw having a good time, making people laugh and enjoying good company. He had a good sense of humor that was always accompanied by his clever wit and strong self-confidence. He was a loyal friend and was always there when you needed him. He was loved and is missed by many."
His father wrote: "Pat was my son, my support, my best friend. In his memory, I would ask any support to my family go to Travis and Hope Johnson. My path is set, they need all the help we can give them. I met Amber only once, but it was enough to know she was a joy to all who knew her. Please help her family also.
"I ask all parents to love and hug their kids more than ever and spend time with them. It is the most important thing you can do. Signed, the father of a wonderful son, Jeffrey L. Cole."
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for the care of Travis Johnson and his daughter, Hope Marie Johnson.
Cole is survived by his father, Jeffrey L. Cole of Ridgecrest, Calif.; grandmother, Frances Hoagland; uncle, Michael Cole of Meridian, Idaho; uncle, Marc Cole of Brooklyn, Mich.; and aunt Lori Williams of Wichita, Kan.
Richard Southwell, 70, of Grass Lake, passed away August 8, 2003. He was born November 17, 1932 in Adrian, Mich., the son of Ward and Goldie (Grubbs) Southwell. Mr. Southwell married Alberta Mae LaCoe on July 20, 1957 and she survives.
Richard was a US Navy Veteran, (1952-1956), a member of the American Legion Rose City Post and the Railroad Retirees. He was also an avid woodworker, fisherman, hunter, winemaker and gardener and enjoyed spending time with his dog Trixie.
Besides his wife, Mr. Southwell is survived by his children: Michael E. (Gail) Southwell of Medina, Ohio, Lisa (Tom) O'Brien of Parma and Denise A. Rodriguez of Grass Lake; grandchild: Nathan Southwell; brothers: Chester (Gordene) Southwell of Darby, Montana, Larry Southwell of Gilletts Lake, Dean (Myra) Southwell of Norvell, David (Judy) Southwell of Gilletts Lake; sister Patricia Todd of Jackson; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Trixie.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother Frank Southwell. A Celebration of Richard's life took place Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home DeJeu Chapel, with Rev. Rick Fergurson officiating. Memorials may be given to Arbor Hospice & Home Care 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48103-8944 or Ann Arbor VA.
Envelopes will be available at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel, Brooklyn (formerly Jenter & Braun).
Jack Henson, age 74, passed away August 7, 2003 at Bixby Hospital. Jack was born on January 12, 1929 in Jackson, Kentucky, the son of George and America (Fugate) Henson. Mr. Henson married Ola Mae Watts on July 12, 1949 in Hazard, Kentucky, and she survives. Jack was employed with General Motors in Detroit until 1981 and was a member of the Irish Hills Rod & Gun Club.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children: Jackie (R.J.) Pankow of Brooklyn, Linda (Mark) Bouchard of Onsted, William (Irene) Henson of Onsted, Carol (Mark) Rodriguez of Dearborn Heights, Jerry (Becky) Henson of Salt Lick, Kentucky; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother: Orbin Henson of Jackson, Kentucky. Jack was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kimmy Combs in 2001; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
A celebration of Jack's life was held on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel, Brooklyn with the Pastor E. Keith Corbin officiating. Memorials may be given to the Michigan Heart Association. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Interment was in Roseland Memorial Gardens.
Colin Clyde Punches Jr.
Colin Clyde Punches Jr., age 42, passed away Aug. 9, 2003. Colin was born in Torrence, Calif., the son of Colin and Consuelo (Fraide) Punches, Sr. Colin was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant.
Mr. Punches is survived by his children, Crystal Punches of Mesa, Ariz., Derek and Brittany Punches of Reedsville, Wis., Odessa Punches of Rapid City, S.D.; sisters, Jo Alice (Jeff) Smaga of Brooklyn, Lucinda Jo Bullinger of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Charles Alan (Robin) Punches of West Palm Beach, Fla. His grandmothers Mildred Ferrin and Charlene Simonian preceded him in death. A private burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel.