Lucille L. Schilling
Lucille L. Schilling, age 94 of Manitou Beach, died on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 at Provincial House in Adrian.
Helen J. Norman
Helen J. Norman, age 76 of Lake LeAnn, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Faith Haven Senior Care Center in Jackson. She was born on March 17, 1927 in Homer, Mich., to Harry and Mary (Chase) Wildt. She married the Rev. Ernest A. Norman on Sept. 30, 1945 at Vandercook Lake, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2000.
Helen lived her life in the Vandercook Lake area and at Lake LeAnn. She graduated from Homer High School in 1945 and was a lifelong member of the New Jerusalem Christian Fellowship, now located in Somerset. Along with her husband, she did missionary work in Haiti with Rhema International.
Surviving are three sons, David E. (Faith) Norman of Jackson, Pastor James A. (Patricia) Norman of Jonesville, Pastor Robert P. (Shelly) Norman of Lake LeAnn; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; and two sisters who died at birth.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at the New Jerusalem Christian Fellowship in Somerset with Pastor Robert P. Norman officiating. Burial took place in Napoleon Cemetery in Napoleon Township. Arrangements were in charge of the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Jerusalem Christian Fellowship.
Harold J. Schultz
Harold "Harry" J. Schultz, 85, died September 11, 2003, at the Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing.
Harry was born on November 12, 1917 in Calumet, Michigan. He was the son of John and Mary (Belobrodich) Schultz. His father, born in Austria, worked in the copper mines in the Upper Peninsula. His mother, born in Croatia, was a homemaker. He grew up in Calumet until leaving for Detroit at the age of 18. In the Detroit area, Harold worked at a variety of factories as a tool and die maker. On October 30, 1943, he married Zora Stimac of Painesdale, Michigan. Harry and Zora moved to Royal Oak in 1953. There they relished the joys of bringing up two children, a son, Jim, and a daughter, Susan.
Harry particularly enjoyed gardening, cooking, their Welsh Terrier, Taffy, the cottage at Clark Lake, and holidays, especially Christmas.
In the 1970s, Harry retired. He and Zora moved to Kalamazoo to be near family. Harry took up golf and continued to impress people with his culinary skills. Zora died in 1993; Harry was an extraordinarily loving and dedicated spouse during her final long illness. A few years later Harry moved to Independence Village in East Lansing, to again be near family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Zora; brothers Jack, Alexander, Mark, Lawrence, Albert, and Rudolph; and sisters Marian, Elizabeth and Geraldine. He is survived by his loving son James (Saralee Howard) Schultz of St. Johns; loving daughter Susan (Jack) Reinhold of Alexandria, VA; and two grandchildren, Emily Filler of Cambridge, MA and St. Johns and Graham Filler of Oxford, Ohio and St. Johns. He is also survived by two sisters, Katherine Lundine of Bloomfield Hills and Rose (Will) Pieti of Livonia; one brother Donald (Doris) Schultz of Commerce Township; and the two deeply appreciated sisters of his late wife, Joanna Hart of Parchment and Betty Stimac of Kalamazoo. Other survivors include Kris (Robert) Bultema of Kalamazoo, Peg (Kamyar) Khavjian of Grosse Pointe Farms; Madelyn (John) Doerr of Bloomfield Hills; Kathy (Edward) Ortiz of Ann Arbor; and Joe (Susan) Hart of Arlington, Vermont and other special nieces and nephews. Harry is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lyda Stimac of Houghton, and her three children, Pat Stimac of Whitmore Lake; Mary Jo (Tom) Liston of Whitmore Lake; and Noreen (Tom) Powers of Thousand Oaks, CA.
Memorial Services were held Monday, September 15, 2003 at the First Congregational Church, 100 Maple St. in St. Johns with Pastor Matt Olson officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, P.O. Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns.
Richard B. Bayes, Sr.
Richard B. Bayes, Sr., 79, of Adrian, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003. at Bixby Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Arthur and Loretta (Sumner) Bayes. On April 13, 1943, Richard married Phyllis Fowle at St. Mary's in Adrian and she preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1989. On Oct. 13, 1990, he married Doris Morningstar at St. Mary's in Adrian, and she survives.
Richard, along with his son, Donald, operated Clear Choice, a home improvement business that was nationally recognized. Previously he had been employed by Tecumseh Products and Peerless Gear. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and American Legion, Post #550 of Onsted. Mr. and Mrs. Bayes enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. He was an avid fisherman and loved working with stained glass.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Doris, are three sons, Richard Bayes, Jr. and his wife, Mary Lou of Adrian, Ronald Bayes and his wife, Jean of Clarklake, and Donald Bayes and his wife, Renee, of Adrian; three step-daughters, Jane Morningstar of Toledo, Joan Bartlett of Adrian, and Jill Daugherty and her husband, Randy, of Manitou Beach; a sister, Virginia Carlisle of West Virginia; 14 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Phyllis; a brother, Robert; and a grandson, Douglas Bayes.
The funeral liturgy for Richard was offered on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.
William Arthur Miller Jr.
of Topeka, Kansas (Formerly of Brooklyn)
William Arthur Miller Jr., age 58, loving son, brother, father and grandfather, died at his home on Sept. 6, 2003 from a heart condition. He was born Feb. 7, 1945 in Jackson, Mich., the son of William A. and Barbara (Feller) Miller. He was a graduate of Brooklyn High School and earned his MBA from Michigan State University. William served his country in the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW in Kansas.
William worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Topeka, Kan. for 35 years. He is a former member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Cambridge Junction and a current member of Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Miller Sr. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Miller of Onsted; brothers, Edward Miller of Custer and David Miller of South Lyon; children, Amy Miller of Onsted, Emily Boynton of Cass City, Ivy Miller of Monroe and Yancy Miller of Clearwater, Fla.; and five grandchildren. A Celebration of William's Life was held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2003 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel. Interment followed at East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Disabled American Veterans Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Thelma Jean "TJ" McDurman
Thelma Jean "TJ" McDurman, age 81, of Adrian, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. She was born Dec. 13, 1921 in Franklin Township, the daughter of Frank and Mabel (Townsend) Feight.
TJ, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Brooklyn. She played many years ago in the Onsted Kitchen Band. TJ was employed for many years at Tecumseh Products, retiring in 1982.
TJ is survived by one sister, Frances (Paul) Schramm of Grass Lake; one sister-in-law, Kathleen Feight of Saginaw; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Couture-Handler Funeral Homes. The funeral service will be on Thursday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Thomas Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Township Cemetery in Tipton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
John Lee "Jack" King
John Lee King, 85 of Clarklake, died Sept. 8, 2003 at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1918 in Taylorville, Ill., the son of John James and Edith (Bertucci) King. Jack married Maxine M. Wimmer on June 18, 1946 in Jackson, Mich., and she survives.
Additional survivors include their children, Jacqueline L. (John C.) Calhoun, Eugenia M. King, John J. (Shari) King and Karyn L. (Richard) Russell; grandchildren, Gwen King, John (Nisha Sattler) Calhoun, Nathan (Elizabeth) Calhoun, Janelle and Christy King and Holli (Jason) Brielmaier; great grandchildren, John, Alicia and Kayla Calhoun; sister-in-law, Ruth Pepper; and nieces, Susan Diebold and Gaenor Schock. His sister, Mary Frances Diebold, preceded him in death.
Jack served his country in the United States Army during World War II and his community as a former president of Clarklake Lions Club and Clarklake School District. He worked at Consumers Energy as a senior buyer for more than 40 years, retiring in 1982. Jack will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his family, many pets, golfing and fishing.
A Celebration of Jack's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Jackson & Oaklawn, and Cascades Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home where Jack's family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arthur T. Stambough
Sunday evening, September 7, 2003, Arthur T. Stambough, of 1110 Stuart Dr., Moncks Corner, S.C. entered into eternal rest, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Hamtramck, Michigan Feb. 18, 1931, to Thomas and Irene Stambough, who preceded him in death. He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 54 years LouAnne; daughters Lissa (Jody) Webster of Clayton, Mich., and Cinda (John) Brabham of Moncks Corner, S.C.; as well as three grandchildren Dione, Emily and Thomas and two great grandsons. He also leaves two sisters, Carol Lowery and Sharon (David) Belanger. A sister Margaret (Peggy) Trombley preceded Art in death.
Art was a caring man who served his country in the USAF and as a young man his community as a volunteer firefighter. He belonged to numerous civic organizations. Art retired from CMS Energy after 32 years. All who knew him will dearly miss him.
There will be a funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Hudson, Friday, September 12, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent DePaul Society would be appreciated.
Mark Andrew Edwards
Mark Andrew Edwards, 37, passed away suddenly at home on August 28, 2003.
Mark was born in Jackson on March 31, 1966 to Michael and Marjorie (Fitzpatrick) Edwards. He married Teresa Golas on September 23, 1989 in Brooklyn and she survives. Mark was a wonderful husband and a kind and loving father to his daughter Kelsey and son Benjamin. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Besides his wife and children he is survived by his parents; siblings: Mike (Joan) Edwards, Melissa (Tracy) Weaver, Lisa (Jeff) Hutson all of Brooklyn, David King and Laurie Quibell both of Jackson; grandmother Donna Fitzpatrick; Teresa's parents, John and Erla Golas of Brooklyn; nieces and nephews: Debbie, Dare, Angie, Nathan, Cory, Zack, Grant, Joey, Jaime, Jessica, Jenna and Cahlob; and many close friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Matt Edwards in February of 2001. A celebration of Mark's life was held on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, DeJeu Chapel, and was officiated by the Rev. Robert Malsack.
In lieu of flowers a memorial may be given to the Edwards Children Trust at Flagstar Bank, Brooklyn. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.