Dorthy (Case) Stout
PAHRUMP, NV - Dorthy (Case) Stout, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth (Baughey) Case passed into infinity on July 11, 2003. She was born in Adrian on Jan. 18, 1933 and is survived by her children: Pam, Doug, Jeff and Becky, all residents of Pahrump, Nevada. Her husband, Jack, left this world in 1989.
Dorthy was a long-time teacher in special education in Lenawee County. She and her husband also owned and operated "The Springs" at Rome Center for many years.
She is also survived by her siblings, Laura Freeman, Rose Fisher, Kenneth Holloway, George Holloway and Ruth Morley, all of Lenawee County. Siblings that proceeded her in death were, Alice Lozotte, Mildred Richards, Clara Stecker, Homer Holloway and Marylou Case.
A private family service was held on July 16 with a burial in Nevada.
She will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her. One day we shall meet again in God's Universe.
Ludie Mae Kirschke
Ludie Mae Kirschke, 90, of Brooklyn, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at Provincial House. She was born September 9, 1912, in Lascassas, Tenn. to Herschel and Mattie (Alford) Hudson. On February 21, 1931, she married Frederick Kirschke in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on August 31, 1997. Ludie loved to do crafts and work outside in her yard and with her flowers.
Her survivors include a daughter, Carmine Raymond and her husband, Floyd, of Adrian; a sister, Frances Arnold and her husband, Jay, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Fred, she was preceded in death by a brother, Milzer Hudson.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 18, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh with her granddaughter, Kathleen A. Raymond officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Provincial House. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3050 W. Beecher Rd., Adrian.
Nanci L. Gentner
Nanci L. Gentner, loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend, entered into rest July 7, 2003.
Nanci was born on Nov. 27, 1949 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. She graduated from Lincoln Park High School and furthered her education at Eastern Michigan University where she obtained a bachelor degree in Education. Nanci touched the lives of many students in the Irish Hills area through her years of service as a substitute teacher. Nanci cherished early morning walks with her dog Lacey, caring for Lacey's puppies, riding and watching others enjoy her wave runner on Vineyard Lake, discovering new hikes and sharing them with others, traveling with family and friends, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed sunrises, sunsets, photography, decorating, yoga, bike riding, swimming, matchmaking, helping homeless animals find homes, girl trips, gardening, birthday parties, teddy bears, and chocolate.
Nanci is survived by her parents, Harold and Lorraine Gentner; brothers, Dr. Daniel Gentner (Bump) and Ron Gentner; her sisters, Denise (John) Castonguay and Jill Gentner; and special friend, John Chesser. Nanci is also survived by her precious son Nathan (25) who lives in San Francisco. She showed him how to live life fully and shared with him her zest for life, the beauty of the great outdoors, and how to love family and friends.
"We shall remember not her death, but her daily victories gained through her kindness and thoughtfulness, through her love for family and friendsfor all things beautiful, lovely, and honorable. We shall remember not her last day of defeat, but we shall remember the many days that she was victorious over overwhelming odds. We shall remember not the years we thought she had left, but the intensity with which she lived the years she had. Only God knows what this child of His suffered in the silent skirmishes that took place in her soul. But our consolation is that God does know, and understands." From Peale, N.V. (1966). The Healing of Sorrow.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Nanci Gentner Stray Animal Fund in care of the Countryside Veterinary Clinic, 223 W. Michigan Ave., Clinton, MI 49236 (517) 456-6444.
Richard A. Markiewicz
Richard A. Markiewicz, age 65, of Cement City, MI passed away peacefully on July 12, 2003 at his home.
He was born on June 1,1938 in Jackson to Anthony K. and Adeline R. (Maryanski) Markiewicz. He married Marlene June Huffman on June 16, 1984 in Somerset and she survives.
He lived in Jackson, Brooklyn and Cement City. He attended Jackson High School and was employed at Clark Equipment in Jackson for more than 25 years. He was owner and operator of Rich-Mar Canopies as well as Suburban Antenna Service in Cement City. He enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends.
Also surviving him are one son, Richard A. (Jeannine) Markiewicz, Jr. of Jackson; three daughters, Victoria A. (Russell) Babut of Ypsilanti, Yvonne M. (Richard) Golowic of Ypsilanti and Valerie L. (Ricardo) Pacheco of Brooklyn; one brother, Leo Markiewicz of Jackson; two step-sons, Jody June of Hudson, Florida and Joshua (Laura) June of Brighton, Michigan; two step-daughters, Kim Isaacson of Adrian, Michigan and Wendy (Daniel) Drews of Manitowoc, Wisconsin;18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and by his former wife, Geraldine I. Markiewicz of Brooklyn. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edward J. and Gerald D., and son Mark A.
Funeral services were held this morning (Tuesday), July 15, 2003 at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison with Pastor Wesley Rowe officiating. Burial was made in Aldrich Cemetery, Somerset Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn.
Myrtle M. Eagy
Myrtle M. Eagy, aged 92, a resident of Clark Lake since 1937, passed away July 2, 2003 at Arbor Manor Care Center. Myrt was born at Toledo, Ohio on October 30, 1910 to Rollie and Glendis (King) Swin. In June of 1927 she was married to George "Bowser" Eagy and he preceded her in death in 1987. Surviving are her daughter, Glenna Kleinsmith; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Steven) Anderson; great-grandsons, Eric and Timothy Anderson, all of Schaumburg, IL. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan Center on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert V. Marston officiating. Interment of cremains will be at Roseland Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, contributions to Myrt's great-grandsons' college fund would be appreciated.
Rose Agnes Rinehart
Rose Agnes Rinehart, age 66, of Onsted, passed away Wednesday evening, July 2, 2003 in the Lynwood Manor in Adrian.
She was born January 27, 1937 in Onsted, MI, the daughter of Lloyd and Lillian (Wimple) Glancy. She was a graduate of Onsted High School and was a former employee of the H. W. Tuttle Co. in Adrian.
She married Donald Rinehart on May 31, 1958 in Onsted. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1995. Also preceding her in death were an infant son, Earl Lavern Rinehart, her parents and a brother, Norman Glancy.
Surviving are one son, Benjamin Lloyd (Beth) Bradish of Jackson; one sister, Norlene (Norman) Peters of Adrian; and several nieces and nephews.
At her request no visitation or funeral services will be held and no memorials are requested. A private graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) in the Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted with Pastor Philip A. Jones officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
Dorothy Robakiewicz of Wamplers Lake, MI passed away July 3, 2003 at home. She married Walter Robakiewicz on October 12, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. Robakiewicz was a member of the St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church in the Irish Hills and the Altar Society.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Robakiewicz of Brooklyn; sister, Theresa Lachaiwski of Redford; nieces, Nancy Trpevski of Roseville and Cindy Oxley of Warren. Besides her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cecelia and brother, Bruno.
Services have taken place at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel (formerly Jenter & Braun). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church.
Clyde LeRoy Dilyard
Clyde LeRoy Dilyard, 78, of Cecil, Ohio, died on Monday morning, July 7, 2003, in Brookview Nursing Home in Defiance, Ohio. He lived most of his life in the Clayton, Hudson and Addison areas.
Charles J. Miller
Our loving father and grandfather, Charles J. Miller, age 82, of Onsted, passed away peacefully, July 2, 2003 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born January 25, 1921, in Franklin Township, MI, the son of Verl and Eileen (Richardson) Miller. On April 25, 1941, he married Arlene Rosenberg. She preceded him in death on August 20, 2002.
Charles was retired from the Tecumseh Products Company with over 30 years of service. He was a life member and former Fire Chief of the Sand lake volunteer Fire Department, where he served his community for over 25 years. In his spare time he was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Charles is survived by his only son, William (Sally) Miller of Onsted; two grandsons, Jay Miller of Onsted and Scott (Mary Jo) Miller of Onsted; six great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; three sister, Virginia MacGregor of Oakland, CA, Jeanette Helmerdinger of Clinton, and Verla McMichael of Onsted.
In addition to his wife Arlene, he was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor Tom McMichael officiating. Interment was at Lane Hills Memorial Garden. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Wauneta Lape of Grass Lake passed away July 6, 2003, aged 84.
She is survived by seven children, Halford Lape of Grass Lake, Judy Ebbs of Albion, John (Pat Allingham) Lape of Norton Shores, Larry (Bonnie) Lape of Onsted, Terry (Linda) Lape of Grass Lake, Denise (Jerry) Dziesupek of Jackson and Dennis (Kari) Lape of Brooklyn; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 16 great-grand children; one brother, Esta (Lois) Wentz of Indiana; daughter-in-law, Jan (Ed) Lape Flippo. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lape Sr.; three children, Jackie Hoffman, Carl Lape, Fred Lape Jr.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Lape; two sons-in-law, Frank Ebbs and Earl Hoffman; one grandson, Jeffrey Dziesupek; two infant great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Grass Lake. Funeral services will be held at the Grass Lake United Methodist Church on Thursday at 1 p.m., with Deacon Robert Tefft officiating. Visitation this evening (Tuesday), 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Charles J. Burden & Son
1806 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson