Karen Elaine Metty
Karen Elaine Metty, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully March 9, 2006 in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born on December 1, 1955, the daughter of Howard and Eunice (Webb) Close in Monroe, MI. Karen married Dennis Dale Metty on July 18, 1975 in Siena Heights Chapel in Adrian and he survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Kristen Elaine Metty of Irish Hills and Kay Renee (Jason) Wiedmayer of Manchester. Karen was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Dennis Metty and her mother.
Karen was employed at CP Federal Credit Union and was a member of the NACU. A Celebration of Karen’s Life took place on Monday, March 13, at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, Brooklyn, with Father Carl Simon and Father Alfred Russell O.S.F.S. officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Metty Memorial Scholarship Fund at CP Federal Credit Union.
Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn, Please sign Karen’s guest book at http://www.borekjennings.com/
Lawrence F. Bloom
Lawrence F. Bloom, age 100, of Brooklyn, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006, at his home with his family at his side. He was born Sept. 8, 1905 in Grand Rapids, Mich. to Charles and Anna Bloom. He married Esther Beuerle on Nov. 17, 1928 in Jackson, Mich. and she preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Percy and Irwin Bloom. Lawrence is survived by two daughters, Ethelyn Rhees (Donald) of Manchester and Gertrude Kensler (Richard) of Manchester; four grandchildren, Bruce Rhees of Manchester, Ann Roberts (Mark) of Manchester, Carol Andonian (Jerry) of Brooklyn, Kathy Steele (Ronald) of Adrian; seven great grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Amanda Roberts, Jennifer and Andrew Andonian, Kristina and Nicole Steele.
Lawrence was an avid farmer who worked on many farms around the area. He was a long-time member at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Manchester.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A celebration of Lawrence ’s life will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home Jenter Chapel Manchester. The Rev. Kwiatek will officiate, with interment to follow at the Norvell Cemetery. Contributions may be given to the Emmanuel United Church of Christ or Great Lakes Home Health and Hospice. Please sign Lawrence ’s guestbook at http://www.borekjennings.com/
Dorothy Mulqueeny passed away March 13, 2006. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Abel, five granddaughters, a grandson and six great grandchildren.
Steven Jay Jennings
Steven Jay Jennings passed away on March 6, 2006 after a long illness. He will be sadly missed by his family, especially his two children, Steven T. and Kasey A. Jennings.
Steve grew up in California and moved to Michigan in the 1980’s. He lived in Dexter, Chelsea and settled in Brooklyn. He loved life and the outdoors, fishing, camping and flying any chance he could. His son, Steven, is in the Columbia Middle School band and on the wrestling team.
A memorial service is planned for March 24, at the home of the Dawson family in Brooklyn.
George E. Siegel
George E. Siegel, age 88, of Brooklyn, formerly of Toledo, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Herrick Memorial Hospital in Tecumseh. George was born in Toledo, the son of John E. and Florence B. (Grauf) Siegel on April 25, 1917.
He graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo in 1935. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942; serving in France and Germany during WWII. He earned the rank of Captain before being discharged in 1946. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for 16 years. George married MaryAnn G. Bartosik in Toledo. She survives. He worked at the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services in Toledo, Toledo Steel Tube Co., as a sales manager and the Michigan Department of Corrections for 16 years before retiring in 1983. George was a member of Toledo Fort Industry #144 F&AM, Zenobia Shrine, of Toledo, Irish Hills K of C, State Employees Retirees Association #1 of Jackson, American Legion Post #315 in Brooklyn and St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in Irish Hills.
Surviving besides his wife, MaryAnn is his brother, John (Grace) Siegel of Toledo and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills with Rev. Father Carl Simon officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Post #315 American Legion in Brooklyn. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 7, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted with a Scripture Prayer Service at 6 p.m.
James Albert Garbarino
James Albert Garbarino, age 81, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2006, in Fairfield, Texas. James was born in Detroit, Michigan May 11, 1924, the son of the late Charles and Frances Garbarino.
Mr. Garbarino married his wife Barbara Ficht on January 29, 1949 and she survives. He is also survived by eight children, Roberta (Tom) Broughton of Chelsea, Mich., Barbara Neary of Houston, Texas, James Albert Garbarino, Jr. (Mary Helene) of Manhattan, Kansas, Robert (Carolyn) Garbarino of Sterling Heights, Mich., Margaret (Wayne) Hickin of Kent, Ohio, Janet (Richard) Fogarty of Marietta, Ga., Joseph (Joan) Garbarino of Saline, Mich., Steven Garbarino of Tyler, Texas; 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Arthur Garbarino; and sister, Betty Cummings.
James is preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Leonard Neary; four sisters, Pat Lema, Frances Mayhew, Marie Muha, Geraldine Garbarino and brother, Charles Garbarino.
James was previously a resident of Ypsilanti and Brooklyn, Michigan. He was employed by Willow Run Laboratories, and retired from the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM).
James was buried in Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield, Texas. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Charles L. Schultz
Charles L. Schultz, age 78, of Onsted passed away Saturday, March 4, 2006 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Charles was born June 11, 1927 in Cambridge Township, Michigan on the family farm on Brooks Hwy., the son of Chester and Izetta (Williams) Schultz. He was a lifelong resident of Onsted who was dedicated to serving his community.
Charles graduated from Onsted High School in 1945. He joined the U.S. Navy serving our country during World War II on a minesweeper the U.S.S. Barbican ACM5. Charles married Jeanne Teachout on September 11, 1948 in Onsted. She survives. He worked at Kewaunee Scientific in Adrian for 30 years. He also worked as an assessor for the City of Jackson for eight years and currently for Rome Township. He was a member of the Onsted Fire Department for 36 years. Charles served the department and the community in numerous positions and capacities. His dedicated service was a great example to many. He is going to be missed dearly. Charles was a member of the Antique Tractor and Engine Association, Christ Episcopal Church in Adrian and American Legion Durkee-Seager Post #550 in Onsted. He enjoyed farming, hunting and gardening.
Charles is survived by Jeanne, his wife of 57 years, their sons, Christopher Schultz of Onsted, Charles Lee (Catherine) Schultz of Onsted and Mark Schultz of Rome Center; grandchildren, Amy (Tyler) Pelham of Rome Center, Danielle Schultz of Manitou Beach, Caleb Schultz of Manitou Beach, Joshua Schultz of Rome Center and Erica Schultz of Grand Rapids; and great grandchildren, Grant and Ashlee Pelham. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Andrew Schultz; brother, Cecil Schultz; sisters, Madeline and Leone Schultz.
Funeral services for Charles will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Rev. Sandy Benes officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted. Memorials are suggested to the Andrew M. Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
James Willard Libey
James Willard Libey, of Marquette, formerly of Onsted, passed away early Tuesday morning, February 21, 2006 at the D.J. Jacobetti Veteran’s Home where he had resided since April of 2005.
He was born on September 5, 1919 in Jackson, Mich., the son of Roscoe C. Libey and Martha Mable (Densmore) Libey.
Jim served his country in the Army during WW II in the Medical Corps. He was a life member and past commander of the Onsted American Legion Post 550 as well as serving 24 years as the Post #550 service officer where he assisted countless veterans. He was also a life member of the Lenawee Chapter 20 of the D.A.V. He served as a member of the Lenawee Voiture 997 of the 40 et 8 and was a member of the AMVETS Post 1957 of Adrian.
Jim was a founding member of the Lenawee County Veterans Council and was an active delegate and served on the executive board of the Lenawee County Veterans Affairs office.
Throughout his life, Jim was employed as a farmer, truck-driver and was retired from the Great Lakes Chemical Company, Adrian Michigan Division where he was a department manager for several years.
Jim liked to travel to California and Arizona annually where he spent many winters traveling around the West, Southwest and Northwestern United States. He loved nature and gardening and just being out of doors. Jim supported and was an active member of the Sierra Club, National Rifle Association, Special Olympics as well as many other non-profit and charitable organizations.
Jim is survived by his six children, Martha Marie (Bruce), Pastor Ronald J. (Norma Mae), Norma Jean ( Alvin ), Roy E. (Mary), Ann Elizabeth and Dorothy L. (John); and 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one brother, Louis (Robinette); many nieces and nephews; relatives and friends also survive him.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife (Jeanne N. Daly) and his brothers John, Robert and Donald.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Onsted American Legion Post #550 on Saturday June 3, 2006.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider gifts of Gideon Bibles c/o The First Baptist Church of Gwinn, PO Box 1208 Gwinn, MI 49841 ; or donations to the American Legion Post #550 Onsted, MI 49265 ; or the Lenawee Chapter 20 of the D.A.V. Adrian, MI 49265.
Alice W. Spence
Alice W. Spence, age 88, of Brooklyn passed away February 5, 2006 at Lynwood Manor. Alice was born August 25, 1917 in Flint, Mich. to Davis and Amy (Roberts) Lutze. Alice grew up in Flint and Otisville.
She was an active member in the Brooklyn Eagles for several years. Her two daughters, Ann Hanson of Flint and Alice Williams of Brooklyn, will miss her. She will also be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren, Steve Spurgeon, Terry (Tricia) Spurgeon, Tammy (Mark) Stetten, Peter (Cindy) Hanson, Kaeleena Hanson, Kary Hanson, Peteena (John) Murray and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Brooklyn Eagles. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Jackson. Donations can also be made to the F.O.E. in Brooklyn to a special scholarship fund in the name of Alice W. Spence for high school graduates.
Fred ‘Joe’ Pyne
Fred ‘Joe’ Pyne, age 57, having lived a full and productive life in rural Napoleon, went home to be with his Savior February 21, 2006 after having valiantly fought a five year battle with cancer. He died at home in the midst of friends and family.
He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Eunice (Thrasher) Pyne, three children, Michael (Anne) Pyne of Napoleon, Carolin (Cliff) Wroe of Indiana and Brent (Suzanne) Pyne of New York; two foster children, Maricela (Ben) Stephens of Illinois and Katie Holmes of Muskegon, five grandchildren, Jack, Isaac, Jacqueline, Casey and Benjamin; five siblings, Darlene Rupert of Constantine, Chet (Bobbie) Pyne of White Pigeon, Linda (Rick) Wilson of Napoleon, Donna (Wes) Doane of Missouri and Jerry (Cindy) Pyne of California and a host of very loved nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was employed at Adco Products in Michigan Center for 21 years and loved to work as a cement and block mason. He was an active member and deacon at the North Sharon Baptist Church for 26 years where services were held on Saturday, February 25, with Pastor Bobby Toler officiating. Interment was at the North Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations in his memory being made to the North Sharon Christian School. Arrangements were handled by the Nichols-Arthur Funeral home in Michigan Center.