Jeanne D. (Grandma) Kaledas (Hamilton)
Jeanne D. (Grandma) Kaledas (Hamilton) age 82, of Brooklyn, passed away Aug. 25, 2005. She was known by many as Grandma.
A memorial service for Grandma who resided with grandchildren Keith and Lorrie Kotsch and great-grandchildren Shawn and Nicholas Kotsch, will be on Saturday, September 10, at 11 a.m. at the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, 160 N. Main Street, Brooklyn.
Glenn Alan VanDyke
Glenn Alan VanDyke, age 43 of Clayton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, while riding his Harley that he loved. He was born Nov. 27, 1961, in Grand Rapids, the son of Bessie A. (Kasper) and Edward J. VanDyke. He married Sabrina Cowell on July 14, 1990 in Howard City.
Glenn was the most loving husband, father and best friend you could ever ask for. He never met a stranger. Glenn loved to spend time with his family, ride his Harley, joke, hunt, fish and camp.
Surviving Glenn is his wife, Sabrina; their three children, Chasity age 10, Mitchell age six and Jordan age five, all of Clayton; two older children, Bryan and Felicia VanDyke of L’anse; his mother, Bessie VanDyke of Idlewild; in-laws, Dollie Stone of Brooklyn and David (Patti) Cowell of Onsted; four brothers, five sisters and 50 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Gene Reitz officiating. Burial will follow in Woodstock-Sanford Cemetery in Woodstock Township. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted. Memorials are suggested to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Nancy Lee Hudson
Nancy Lee Hudson, age 64, of Brooklyn, passed away at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital on Sept. 4, 2005, following a long struggle with diabetes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Myrtle (Tuckerman) Hudson. She is survived by nine siblings, Ernest (Donna) Hudson, Jack (Pat) Hudson, Robert (Gerry) Hudson, Howard (Norma) Hudson, Pete (Joyce) Hudson, Ruth Ann (Robert) Niemi, Joan (John) Seckinger, Sandra (Andy) Anderson and Paul (Debra) Hudson; her aunt, Leona Meyer; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Nancy was a disabled Veteran of the U.S. Navy, a retired Jackson County Juvenile Court Clerk, a Cub Scout Den Mother and was active with the Boy Scouts in the Brooklyn area.
Services will be held at the Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan Center on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Lisa Cole officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday at 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors will be offered by the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team. The family would appreciate any memorial donations being made to the Juvenile Diabetes Fund. Arrangements were furnished by Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home.
Bud Wayne Branham
A celebration of life service for Bud Wayne Branham, 40 of Clark Lake, Mich., and Counce, Tenn., will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at the Hitt Centennial Farm, 4561 North Lake Road, Clark Lake. He died on May 24, 2005 in a bicycle versus car accident in Tennessee .
Family and friends are invited to stop by between 7 and 9 p.m. to enjoy a good food and reminisce about Bud on what would have been his 41st birthday. The gathering will take place outside around a bonfire or indoors around the fireplace, depending on the weather.
Phillip J. “Bud” Lee
Phillip J. “Bud” Lee, age 83, of Addison, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale.
He was born on April 23, 1922 in Woodstock Township, Lenawee County, Michigan to Howard J. and Mamie F. (Carpenter) Lee. He married Leone R. Reynolds on Dec. 25, 1941, and she survives. Bud lived his early life in the Brooklyn area, and then resided in the Addison area for many years. He attended Brooklyn High School. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the United States Army Air Corps where he flew 50 combat missions over Germany as a tail gunner in a B-24. He was employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Jackson for 31 years, retiring in 1977. He was a lifetime hunter, and was a member of the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Club, the N.R.A. and a member of the Addison United Church.
Surviving beside his wife Leone are six daughters, Marjorie (John) Krueger of Clinton, Lila Lee of Oakland, California, Cheryl (Don) Held of Cement City, Sally Reynolds-Lee of Benzonia, Michigan, Debbie (Mark) Foster of Manitou Beach, Barb (Hector) Torres of Addison; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy (Arden) Marowelli of Clayton; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, with Pastor Robert P. Norman officiating. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery in Addison. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Addison Fire Department E.M.S. Full military rites will be performed by the Hannon-Colvin Post #180 American Legion, Hudson, Michigan.
Margaret K. Morocco
Margaret C. Morocco age 79, of Florida, passed away August 27, 2005. She was born on January 30, 1926 the daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Geha) Csontos in Detroit, Michigan .
Margaret honored and served St. Gabriel’s Church and school with the time she worked there as an Administrator. Working at St. Gabriel’s was her vocation. She retired from the Archdiocese after 15 plus years. Surviving are her two children, Michael Morocco, Sr. of Chicago, Ill., and Debbie (Greg) Popovich, Sr. of Coral Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren: Gregory Popovich, Jr., Michael Morocco, Jr., Christopher Morocco and Dillon Popovich; two great grandchildren: Trey Thomas Popovich and Christopher Morocco, Jr.; one sister and best friend Irene Duby; three nieces: Chris Barnes, Nancy Mitz and Diane Cimchek. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Michael Morocco.
A Celebration of Margaret’s life will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church with Father Carl Simon officiating. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee County. Arrangements entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn.
Jeanne D. ( Hamilton ) Kaledas
Jeanne D. ( Hamilton ) Kaledas, age 82, passed away on Aug. 25, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Edward Kaledas and William Hamilton. Dear mother of Sandra Hamilton, Sally Hamilton, Linda (Wallace) Winters, Carolyn (Patrick) Barrons, Allan (Bonita), William A. (Cindy) Hamilton II and James (Ruth) Kaledas and the late Bob Kaledas. Grandmother of twenty. Great grandmother of thirty. Great, great grandmother of one. Sister of Maurice Stahl and Robert Hotter. Mother-in-law of Rachel Kaledas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 11 a.m. at the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church. Memorials suggested to Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn. All funeral arrangements were made by John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home.
Jennifer B. Hiller
Jennifer B. Hiller age 54 of Brooklyn, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2005 at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. She was born on April 9, 1951 in Detroit, the daughter of Bruce and Wazella (Felker) Hughes. She lived in the Taylor area until 1991, when she moved to Brooklyn.
She married Harvey A. Hiller on March 25, 1983 in Taylor. He survives. Jennifer enjoyed computers, movies, court TV and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband, Harvey, are their children, Lonnie Smith of Dearborn Heights, Paul and Jennifer Hiller of Garden City, Harvey A. Hiller, Jr. of Monroe, James Smith of Bellville and Heather (Steve) Penny of Brooklyn, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents and Grandma B.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, at the Springville United Methodist Church in Springville with Pastor Mellany Chalker officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
Virginia Marie “Ginger” Buchte
Virginia Marie “Ginger” Buchte, age 56, passed away October 27, 2005 at home. She was born in Dearborn, the daughter of Harry and Jewel (Mardis) Halliday.
Mrs. Buchte is survived by her father, Harry Halliday of Ga., son, Charles Buchte, Jr. of Colo.; his father, Charles Buchte, Sr. of Brooklyn; siblings, Gary Halliday of Ga., Jackie (Kenneth) Hamlin of Ga., Howard (Beverly) Halliday of Ga. and three grandchildren. Ginger was preceded in death by her mother and brothers, Butch and John Halliday.
A celebration of life was held on Monday, October 31, 2005 at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel.
Ruth Bernadine Cobb
Ruth Bernadine Cobb, age 78, a life-long resident of Clarklake passed away at home Oct. 26, 2005. Mrs. Cobb was born on May 14, 1927 in Rollin, Mich., the daughter of Robert LeRoy Stemen and Louise (Ball) Knight. She married Reed “Nick” Cobb on July 24, 1944 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death. Ruth was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bradenton, Fla., the VFW, Loyal Order of the Moose, American Legion and Eagles Post #3689.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by her children, Vicki (Jerry) Mummery, Nicki (Henry) Lindeman, Joanne “Cookie” (Garry) Applegate, Patti (Zach) Kanaan; brothers, Leroy (Suzanne) Stemen and Jay Stemen; sisters, Maxine (Bill) Brighton and Valorie Stemen; grandchildren, David (Chris) Lindeman Jr., Michelle (Tod) McBean, Rich (Michelle) Applegate, Dana (Terrell) Daniels, Abby Schabel, Angie Kerr, Kate Decker, Zachary Kanaan Jr.; eight great grandchildren, Jeffrey and Grace Lindeman, Victoria and Mason McBean, Cameron and Carson Daniels and Brayden and Brewer Applegate; nieces and nephews, Hayden Stemen, Barbara Thomas, Sharon Smith and Cathy Hays.
Memorial contributions may be given to Ruth Cobb Memorial Fund. Envelopes are available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel. A Celebration of Mrs. Cobb’s life was held on Saturday, October 29 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Rob Schneider officiating.
Jeffrey C. Hirsch
Jeffrey C. Hirsch, age 63 years, of Onsted, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the V.A. Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was born on Sept. 19, 1942 in Jackson, Mich., the son of William and Marie (Boyle) Hirsch. He married Imogene E. Rodgers on Jan. 12, 1992 in Las Vegas and she survives. Jeffrey served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He worked at Zantop International Airlines Incorporated at Willow Run Airport for 30 years as an aircraft electrician. Jeffrey enjoyed working outside in his garden, on his cars and airplanes.
Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Lisa Hirsch and Gordie Bryant of Pinckney; one son, Jeffrey and Patricia Hirsch of Onsted; three stepsons, Gregory and Nancy Shaner of Onsted, Donald and Lisa Shaner and Jack and Cindy Shaner, all of Pinckney; two step-daughters, Bonnie and Robert Daniels of Adrian and Patricia and Tim Adams of Litchfield; four step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred and Polly Hirsch of Jackson and Billy and Betsy Hirsch of Brooklyn. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Jeffrey will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Tom McMichael officiating. Interment will follow at Tipton Cemetery in Franklin Township with full military honors performed by Durkee-Seager Post #550 American Legion of Onsted. Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dun Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Onsted Fire Department and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Lorenz (Larry) B. Oechsle, Sr.
Lorenz (Larry) B. Oechsle, Sr., age 89, of Onsted, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2005 at his home. He was born July 5, 1916 in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of Emanuel and Emma (Lillich) Oechsle. He lived in Ohio until 1928, then in Battle Creek and Jackson before coming to Onsted in 1941. He married Josephine A. Marr on September 30, 1939 in Onsted. She preceded him in death on December 13, 1994.
Larry was a retired salesman in the food industry and was a member of the Gateway Community Church in Onsted where he was involved in all church activities and served in many church offices over the years.
Surviving are two sons, Larry (Thanna) Oechsle of Onsted and Craig (Cathy Riley) Oechsle of Horton; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2005 in the Gateway Community Church in Onsted with Pastor Tom McMichael officiating. Interment will be made in the Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Mission Fund of his church.