Margaret Ann Harms
Margaret Ann Harms passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, March 30, 2005. Margie was born in Toledo, Ohio on Sept. 17th to Ervin and Lucille Davo. She attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1949. Margie raised her family in Toledo before moving to their home on Silver Lake in the Irish Hills of Michigan.
Margie was a loving wife and lifelong pal of 53 years to Dale Harms. Together they were long-time members of St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Church, Heatherdowns Country Club and the Michigan Sate Tailgate Society. She was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and better known as the "Cookie Mom." Margie was truly unique in personality and was known for her eccentric fashion. She was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She looked forward to attending The Masters every year, where she could root on "her Arnie." She enjoyed her canary yellow golf cart because it took her to so many beautiful people in her neighborhood.
A natural grandmother, she was known as "Auntie Em" to countless kids who are now adults and always found their way back to visit. The Spartans are taking her on another ride thru March Madness and she will continue cheering from above.
Margie was the life of the party and a person you would remember. Her hobbies included gardening, canning, quilting, knitting, antiquing and occasionally visiting Uncle Mark.
Margie is survived by her husband Dale, two daughters, Diane (Bruce) Hudson, Patricia (Mike) Andray; two sons, Dale Joseph and James (Tracy). She is also survived by her seven precious grandchildren, Elizabeth, Matthew, Zachary, Olivia, Maxwell, Mary and Nathan. They always knew where to find the candy and the supply was as endless as the love. Margie was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Ervin Davo, Jr. and son, John Harms in 2001.
A celebration of her life took place on Saturday, April 2, with prayers from the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Clarklake. Burial was in Woodstock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Rita's Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Patricia A. Williamson
Patricia A. Williamson, age 76, of Mason, formerly of Manitou Beach, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Hospice of Lansing. She was born on Jan. 26, 1929, in New Auburn, Wis., to Asa and Irene (Deminsky) McCarty. She married David C. Williamson, II on Oct. 3, 1951 in Angola, Ind. and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1996.
Patricia graduated from New Auburn High School in 1947. She then attended college in Denver. She lived her early life in New Auburn before moving to Ogden, Utah, then in Denver. She moved to the Detroit area in 1950, and then to Manitou Beach in 1969. She was employed at Kaiser-Fraiser at the Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti. She then worked at Bud Claussen Chevrolet in Adrian, and then was employed at State Farm Insurance at Manitou Beach. She was a member of St. Mary On The Lake Catholic Church at Manitou Beach.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheree (Greg) Hanlin of Mason and Patricia (Jeff) Connell of Jackson; two sons, David C. (Sandra) Williamson, III of Manitou Beach and Daniel E. (Laurie) Williamson of Lawrence, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Casei Marlan, Jim Hanlin, David Williamson IV, Jenna Waterbury, Jared Williamson, Mackenzie Williamson, John Williamson, Ashley Williamson and Kayte Connell; one great-grandson, Jack Marlan; seven brothers and sisters; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Vera Herman of Manitou Beach, Denice Combs of Manitou Beach and Sister Helen Walling of Clinton. She is preceded in death by her husband David, and one brother Edward McCarty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2005, at St. Mary On The Lake Catholic Church at Manitou Beach with Sr. Helen Walling, I.H.M. officiating. Burial will be made in Green's Lakeside Cemetery, Manitou Beach. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.
Carolyn L. Hill, age 70, of North Rollin Highway, Addison, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1934, in Fayette, Ohio, to Harold and Wilma (Sebring) Fruchey and she married Timothy Hill on April 27, 1970 in Sevierville, Tenn.
Carolyn retired from Big Wheel in Brooklyn in 1992 with over 10 years of service and graduated from Columbia Central High School. She also enjoyed raising flowers, baking birthday cakes and playing with her grandchildren at the parks.
Surviving Carolyn besides her husband, Timothy, of Addison, are two daughters, Tammy (Robert) Gisewite of Jerome, Mich., and Deborah (Lawrence) Patrick Sr. of Hudson, Mich.; four step-children, Cathy Hill of Lincoln Park, Mich., Nora Sue Hill and Charles Hill, both of Arizona and Lonnie DeBrabant of Warren, Mich.; three brothers, Jim (Joyce) Fruchey of Fayette, Ohio, Lyle (Sharon) Fruchey of West Unity and Raymond Fruchey of Fayette; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jan DeBrabant; one sister, Jo Ellen Wiykovics; three brothers, Charles, Roger and Gene Fruchey; two stepsons, Timmy Hill and Dennis DeBrabant; one grandson, Lawrence Patrick Jr.; and one great grandson, Damian Marshall.
Funeral services for Carolyn will be Thursday, April 7, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Those planning expressions of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Lenawee County.
Mildred E. Pratt
Mildred E. Pratt, age 98, of Onsted, died June 7, 2005. She was born Aug. 25, 1906, in North Abington, Mass., the daughter of Earl and Eleanore (Corbett) Damon. In August of 1936, she married Arthur R. Pratt in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1971.
Mildred was an elementary school teacher for the Columbia School District. She enjoyed her family, traveling, reading and gardening.
Mildred is survived by her son, Russell Pratt of Onsted; daughter, Eleanor (Bruce) Brown, also of Onsted; a granddaughter, Laura Brown of Lansing; one brother and three sisters.
In addition to her husband Arthur, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Amy Brown, and three sisters and four brothers.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation. A family service with interment of cremains will take place at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mildred may be made to Greenpeace or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were furnished by Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
Robert E. Brimmer
Robert E. Brimmer, age 83, of Jackson, formerly of the Brooklyn area, passed away Monday, June 6 at the Highland Home. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He was employed with Sparks-Withington and retired from the coupling products division of Elbeeco/Aeroquip after 38 years of employment.
Robert was a Bluegrass enthusiast and enjoyed midget and sprint car racing, playing the guitar, harness racing and most of all, trout fishing.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Klein of Tallahassee, Fla. Surviving are one daughter Karen (Eric) Hilberg of Las Cruces, N.M.; one grandson, Thomas Hilberg of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four nieces, Patrice Klein, Mary Klein, Kay Herkner and Sandra Klein; and his fiancée, Anna Quint.
Graveside services for family and friends were held on Monday, June 13 at Woodland Cemetery in Jackson. For those who wish, the family requests contributions in his memory be made to the American Heart Association, Lansing Regional Office, 2140 University Park Drive, Suite 210, Okemos, Mich. 48864. Arrangements were entrusted to Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center.
Helen Elrod, age 91, went to be with the Lord and her husband of 54 years on June 11, 2005. She was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Lima, Ohio the daughter of Ernest and Sylvia (Hoy) Shuster. She married James M. Elrod and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1992. Helen was also preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and granddaughter Jessica.
Helen was a member of Heart O' The Lakes United Brethren Church. She is survived by her children: Robert (Shirley) of Brooklyn, Jack (Rose) of Liberty, Jim (Cheryl) of South Bend, Betty (Curt) Barden of Leslie, Judy (Bill) Bivins of Brooklyn, Kathy (Jerry) Stubbs of Paw Paw and Jeanette (Rogers) Bryant of Mt. Juliet, TN, 28 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, devoted caregiver, Carme Gilloz and siblings, Roscoe Shuster of Clarklake and Irene Bruske of Lake City.
A Celebration of Helen's life took place on Tuesday, June 14, at the Heart O' The Lakes United Brethren Church, with Reverend Milan Maybee officiating. Interment was at Roseland Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to the Heart O' The Lakes United Brethren Church. Envelopes are available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home.
Jay Arnett, age 48, of Jackson passed away Saturday, June 11, 2005. He was born June 24, 1956 in Jackson the son of Dale and Bette (Baer) Arnett. Jay married Bonnie Emmons on April 23, 1992 in Jackson and she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Stacie Ross of Jackson and Timothy Ross of Jackson; granddaughter, Nevaeh; siblings, Carl Arnett of Jackson and Dalene Arnett of Grayling. He was preceded in death by his father on September 8, 2004.
Jay was a member of the NRA and also loved riding his motorcycle. He worked for Addison Products from 1971 to 1990 and ITT Hancock (Edscha) from 1991 to 2005.
A celebration of Jay's life will take place on Saturday, June 25, at the Cement City Baptist Church beginning at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ned Bernstein officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Heartland Health Care Center in Jackson or the Cement City Baptist Church.
Jacquelyn G. Hinton
Jacquelyn G. Hinton, age 67, of Woodstock Township, passed away at her home on June 10, 2005.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry F. Hinton; five children, Cindy Hinton at home, Kris (Timothy) Head of Brooklyn, Tammy Ward of Rives Junction, Jerry Hinton of Onaway and Laurie (Jerry) Cummings of Jackson; ten grandchildren, Danielle, Larissa, DJ, Lara, Jerry, Ryan, Estella, Marci, J.C. Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Junior and Hunter; and her brother Tim (Kathy) Terhune of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Derek and Timothy and her sister Corky.
Services were held at the Nichols-Arthur funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Timothy Terhune officiating. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Napoleon.
Virgil Allen, age 71 of Jerome, died on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at W. A. Foote Hospital in Jackson.
Ervin L. Sampsel
Ervin L. Sampsel, age 91, passed away June 6, 2005 at his home under the loving care of his family. He is survived by his wife, Winona Jane Sampsel.
At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be a private burial of ashes at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn.