Evelyn Jean Holden
Evelyn Jean Holden, 78, of Cement City, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004.
Mrs. Holden was born in Toledo, Ohio Nov. 28, 1925, the daughter of George and Arelia (Jensen) Oldham. She married G. Lavon Holden Dec. 23, 1945. Evelyn retired from UARCO in Adrian and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Evelyn is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Max (Gayle) Diver of Onsted; one son, Michael Holden of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Rick and Jenny Camburn, Kim Diver and Marcy Balunas; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Clare Camburn; a sister, Erma Miller of Toledo, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Donald Goal of Toledo, Ohio and his son, David and Vicky Goal, and their children Nicole, Jason, Ryan and Cassandra Goal. She was preceded in death by her husband Lavon in 1985, two brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services for Evelyn will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to VFW #1584, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, or the charity of one's choice. Envelopes are available at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Maurice J. (Bud) Hartsuff
Maurice J. (Bud) Hartsuff, age 76 of Clarklake, Michigan, passed away June 23, 2004 at Foote Hospital.
He was born January 3, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Mich. the son of Harry and Margaret (O'Leary) Hartsuff. Maurice graduated from Brooklyn High School and received degrees from Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. He married Carole Smith September 21, 1951. Maurice was employed by Jackson Public Schools for 39 years as a Jr. High School Teacher, Counselor and Assistant Principal. He enjoyed the rewards and challenges of teaching. Maurice was always active in the Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Hartsuff and his daughter, Amy (Hartsuff) Whitaker. Survivors include his wife, Carole, daughters, Deborah Hartsuff and Beverly Jones, grandchildren, Nathan Hartsuff, Sansaray Jones, Francisco Jones, one great grandson, Stephen Hartsuff, one brother, Rev. Donald (Gloria) Hartsuff, mother Margaret Hartsuff, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Frederick, Wesley and Marie Smith, Ron and Frances Schafer, Lyle and Margaret Johns, Dorothy Kerr, Don and Ruth Davis and Jim and Rose Pelham, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Universalist-Unitarian Church of East Liberty, Building Fund.
A celebration of Mr. Harstuff's life took place on Friday, June 25, at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn.
Mildred Marie "Sunshine" Fobert
Mildred Marie "Sunshine" Fobert, age 91, of Manitou Beach, died on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at her home.
Jane Louise Fish
Jane Louise (Martenies) Fish, age 64, of Lake Somerset, formerly of Brooklyn, died on Sunday, June 27, 2004 at Chelsea Methodist Village Center in Chelsea, Michigan.
Lois J. Miller
Lois J. Miller, age 88 of Addison, died on June 26, 2004 at Fairfax Manor in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Lowell Ehnis, age 72, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away June 29, 2004, at Cedar Knoll Care Center in Grass Lake. He was born on Sept. 4, 1931 in Brooklyn, the son of Frederick John and Mildred (Billmeyer) Ehnis.
Lowell is survived by his sisters, Arlone Titler of Brooklyn and Maxine Eberth of Eustis, Fla.; and one brother, Leo Ehnis of Brooklyn. Arrangements are pending by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn.
Sheryl Jeane (Winchell) Adrion
Sheryl Jeane (Winchell) Adrion, 57, of Belle Fourche, S.D., and formerly of Brooklyn, passed away Monday, June 21, 2004 at Rapid City Regional Hospital with complications from MS.
She was born April 22, 1947 in Tecumseh, Mich. to Rex and Eleanor (Trolz) Winchell. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1965 and then from Eastern Michigan University in 1969.
On August 20, 1966 she married her soul mate, John "Jay" Adrion. During her lifetime she was a beloved teacher spending her career at Vandercook Lake Elementary School where she taught 3rd, 4th and 6th grades for 28 years, retiring in 1996.
She was a member of the Emanuel United Church of Christ in Manchester, Mich. and she was also a dedicated member of the church choir. Her passions, besides teaching, were playing the piano, jogging, golfing, playing cards, fishing with Jay and enjoying time with her family and friends.
Besides her husband, Jay, she is survived by her parents, three sisters, Sandra Papsdorf, Denise (Randy) Mann, and Laurie (Randy) Dittbrenner, all of Colorado; two nephews, Ron (Marianna) Papsdorf and Matthew (Pam) Papsdorf; one niece, Mikaela Dittbrenner; one great niece, Claire; and two great nephews, Owen and Dane.
Visitation was held on Friday, June 25, at the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel, Spearfish, S.D. The funeral was held on Saturday, June 26, at the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kip Roozen, officiating. Burial followed at the Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, S.D.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be mailed to the United Methodist Church, 845 N. 5th Street, Spearfish, S.D. 57783, ATT: Women's Fellowship.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel, Spearfish.
Darrell D. Kellogg
Darrell D. Kellogg, age 76 of Onsted, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Adrian Health Care Center in Adrian.
He was born on November 17, 1927 in Jackson to Milo and Rovina (Shuler) Kellogg. He married Lynette L. (Baker) Allshire on August 8, 1987, and she survives.
He lived his early life in Horton and the last 17 years in Onsted. He attended Jackson and Horton Schools. He was a Veteran serving in the Army National Guard for 32 years of Jackson and Lansing. He worked at Aeroquip Corporation in Jackson. He was a member of the Raisin Valley Friends Church and he enjoyed kids and woodworking.
Surviving besides his wife Lynette are two step-children, Donna Allshire of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dianne Beasley of Southaven, Miss., two step-granddaughters, Leona Beasley of Onsted, Amber Beasley of Southaven, Miss., one sister, Doris Myers of Hanover, one niece, Barbara (Richard) Zaharia of Horton, one nephew, Robert Myers of Horton, one special grandson, John Cote of Onsted, and many other special grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Private graveside services took place at Horton Cemetery, Horton, with Rev. Vance Weeks, officiating. Full Military Rites performed by the Durkee-Seager Post #550 American Legion, Onsted.
Visitation was held at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Raisin Valley Friends Church.
Harry Harvey Raby
Harry Harvey Raby, age 52, of Lake City, Michigan, passed suddenly at his home on June 25, 2004. Harry retired from the State of Michigan Department of Social Services where he worked doing Adult Foster Care for Missaukee County. He graduated from Michigan State University and was a Licensed Private Investigator. Harry loved his home on the lake, sailing, boating, sports cars, skiing and wintering in Holden Beach, North Carolina.
Harry was born in Norvell, Mich. Aug. 21, 1951 and is survived by his parents, Harry Hewitt and Marolyn Raby of Norvell; sister, Peggy Jackson of Lake City; brother, Jack Raby and his wife Char of Clarklake; niece, Charity (Paul) Henkelman; grandnephews, Logan, Kyle and Justin Henkelman, all of Columbus, Ohio and a large extended family.
Services will be held at the Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, 820 Fifth, Michigan Center, Mich. on Wednesday, June 30 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ned Bernstein officiating. Interment will be at the Norvell Cemetery. The Norvell Community Church will sponsor a luncheon after the services.
Patricia J. Pepper
Patricia J. Pepper, age 79 of Addison, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh.
She was born on June 2, 1925 in Perry, Mich. to Roy Edward and Frances Ruth (Scollen) Southwell. She married Larry D. Pepper on August 10, 1946 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ypsilanti, MI and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2003.
Patricia was raised in Perry then she moved to the Manchester-Ypsilanti area. She then moved to Addison in 1980. She graduated from Perry High School in 1943. Patricia was employed by Ford Motor Company in Rawsonville, Mich., retiring in 1973. She was a member of U.A.W. Local 898 of Ypsilanti and a member of St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church in Manitou Beach, Mich.
Surviving are two daughters, Janice Ruth (John) G. Coburn of Alexandria, Va., Carole "Kaye" (Charley) Ridenour of Manchester; grandchildren, John K. (Samantha) Coburn, Robert D. (Kimberly) Coburn, and Matthew (Alicia) Coburn all of Winchester, Ky., Patrick (Lisa) Ridenour of Manchester, Douglas (Lisa) Ridenour of Grass Lake, Mich., Mary Ridenour of Jackson, and Michael Ridenour of Manchester; and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Noted for her love of family and love of life, she will be sorely missed.
Cremation will take place with a Memorial Service to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, at St. Mary on The Lake Catholic Church, Manitou Beach, with Father Paul Grehl, O.S.F.S. and Jean Schaub officiating. Interment will be made in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Mich. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.