Ronald F. Eisch
Ronald F. Eisch, age 93 years, of Tavares, Fla., formerly of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at Mt. Dora, Fla. He was born Jan. 22, 1913, in Rome Township, the son of Oscar and Carrie (Halsted) Eisch. He lived most of his life in Adrian until moving to Tavares 15 years ago. He spent one year at the University of Michigan learning public speaking and parliamentary procedures. His first wife, Helen Sanford, preceded him in death in 1956. His second wife, Marjorie Sanford, preceded him in death in 1990. He married the former Shirley A. Riddle on Sept. 29, 1995, and she survives.
Ron formerly owned and operated Eisch Plumbing & Heating Co. in Adrian, was a former member of the Eagles Lodge in Adrian and was a former president of Local #963, UAW-CIO. in Adrian with Simplex Paper Co., Ervin Foundry and Bassett Foundry, all in Adrian.
Surviving besides his wife, Shirley, are his daughter, Sharon (Alan) Ivany of Battle Creek; his grandsons, Todd (Courtney) Vieyra of Destin, Fla. and Timothy Vieyra of San Diego, Calif; by a brother, Richard MacKenzie of Eustis, Fla.; by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Billy and Janice Riddle of Leesburg, Fla.; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; a sister, Dorothy Andrus; and a brother, Donald Eisch.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Tom McMichael officiating. Burial will be at Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted. The visitation will be held from 1 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.
Tami Renee Fischer
Tami Renee Fischer, age 44 years of Onsted, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at her home after a courageous battle against cancer. She was born on Dec. 29, 1961, the daughter of Bob and Mamie (Burleson) Overton. She graduated from Tecumseh High School Class of 1980. She received her teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University and completed her Masterís Degree in 1996. Tami married Rob Fischer on Nov. 25, 1988, in Clarklake. Tami was an English teacher for Onsted Middle School who was devoted to her students and dedicated to her profession. She is going to be truly missed by all who knew her. Tami was very active in all school activities, and outside of school she enjoyed golf, skiing, crafts and bunco.
Surviving besides her husband, Rob, are their two children, Derek and Kelsey at home in Onsted; her parents; and two sisters, Lisa Overton and Cheryl Bates both of Adrian ; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Tami were held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at her beloved Onsted Middle School gymnasium with Pastor Lloyd Jewett officiating. Funeral services were provided by Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted. Memorials are suggested to the Fischerís Children Educational Fund at Onsted State Bank and envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Mildred Ida Caroline Kemp
Mildred Ida Caroline Kemp, age 80 of Brooklyn, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. Born on May 26, 1926, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Martha (Boik) Hubert. She married Earl J. Kemp on May 12, 1945, in Taylor, Mich and he died on Feb. 21, 1999.
She is survived by sons, Bruce of Mesa, Ariz., Randy (Denise) of Jerusalem, Ohio, Terry (Linda) of Owosso and Dana (Cheryl) of Brooklyn; daughters, Janice (Irving) Roberts, of South Lyon and Vicky (Greg) Coler of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and four step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
Mildred worked as an administrative assistant for the Friend of the Court in Wayne County. She was an active bowler, competing in four leagues per week, was a member of the Newcomerís Club of Jackson, a deacon at church, a mentor at two schools, was a volunteer at Foote Hospital and worked for years at the March of Dimes.
Funeral services are pending at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, in Brooklyn.
James A. (Jim) Davis
James A. (Jim) Davis, age 53 of Pleasant Lake, formerly of Onsted, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at home. He was born on Jan. 18, 1953, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Richard and Gwendolyn (Swank) Davis. Jim graduated from Onsted High School in 1971. He worked as an emergency room nurse at several local hospitals. He enjoyed music, especially playing drums and guitar. He was also very mechanically inclined and liked to work on motorcycles, cars and model airplanes.
Jim is survived by his two sons, Justin and Joshua Davis of Adrian and by special friend, Patricia Bastien of Pleasant Lake. Cremation has taken place and memorial services were held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at Dunn Chapel, Brown-VanHemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Tom McMichael officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Leon A. Roberts
Leon A. Roberts, age 77 of Manitou Beach, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Ann Arbor.
He was born on December 13, 1928 to Charles A. and Anna (Hopkin) Roberts. He married Reva J. Scott on August 20, 1949 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Detroit, and she survives.
Leon lived most of his life in Lincoln Park, Mich., before moving to the Manitou Beach area in 1980. Leon graduated from Lincoln Park High School in 1946, he then attended the University of Michigan for one year. He was a Masonry Supervisor for the Detroit Board of Education, and a member of the Brick Layers Local #1 of Detroit for more than 50 years. Leon and his wife Reva wintered in Venice, Fla. He helped establish the Lutheran Church Of The Lakes of Addison, where he laid the cornerstone of the church, and was a member of the choir. Leon was the chairman of the Woodstock Township Variance Board and was on the Tax Board of Review for 4 years.
Surviving besides his wife Reva are two sons, Alan R. (Laurie) Roberts of Saline, MI, Jeffrey S. (Jacqueline) Roberts of Detroit, Mich., two daughters, Laurie A. (Ronald) Grover of Lowell, Mich., Leanne R. VanGorp of Trenton, Mich., ten grandchildren, two great-grandsons, many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Mark S. Roberts, one grandson, Steven, four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at the Lutheran Church Of The Lakes in Addison, with Pastor David Gadbaw officiating. Burial will take place in Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia, Mich. Funeral arrangements were made by Brown-Van Hemert Funeral home
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lutheran Church Of The Lakes of Addison.
Elizabeth (Rasor) Goodman, 88, died Nov. 16, 2006, at Treasure Coast Hospices in Stuart, Fla. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred and Bessie Young. Elizabeth had one brother, Garland, who preceded her in death.
She married Rex Rasor, who preceded her in death. They had daughters, Bonnie Berry and Beverly Sprague, who preceded her in death; surviving is daughter Sandra Spencer of Jackson, step-daughter Beverly Ostheim of Orlando, Fla. ; and a brother, Charles Young of Oregon.
She belonged to the Addison Order of the Eastern Star and was active in the 4-H at Manitou Beach. She worked at Billmeyer Hardware in Onsted for many years before retiring to Port St. Lucie, Fla., with her beloved husband of 52 years, Jeffory Goodman. She was an active Elkette and a member of the Holy Faith Church in Port St. Lucie.
She had nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren who will all sadly miss her.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 6990 U.S. 1, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 34952 or a charity of choice. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Beulah Ingraham, age 92 years of Adrian, formerly of Onsted and Eustis, Florida, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. Beulah was born on Aug. 24, 1914, in Onsted, the daughter of Edward and Phyllis (Bowen) Russell. She graduated from Onsted High School. She was employed by Ryerson and Haynes Incorporated in Jackson. She was married to Harold Ingraham in 1975. They made their home in Eustis where Beulah enjoyed golfing.
Beulah is survived by her brother, Roland (Mildred) Russell of Adrian; nephew, Roger (Chris) Russell of Adrian and Richard (Jackie) Russell of Fremont; and four great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, Pat and Arlo Russell.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted with Rev. John Kottke officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
Eileen Alice Istvan
Eileen Alice (Block) Istvan, age 81, of Brooklyn, passed away at her home Nov. 17, 2006. She was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Romulus, Mich., the daughter of Albert and Mayme (Kurtzhal) Block.
She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Wyandotte. She married Joseph Istvan on Nov. 28, 1943. They spent the first 30 years of their married life farming in the New Boston area. She drove a school bus for Huron School District, before they moved to Reed City, Mich. They lived there for 20 years and she worked at Evart Products before retiring. She and her husband moved to Brooklyn in 1992
She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of 63 years; two daughters, Barbara (Ronald) Kopp of Brooklyn and Beverly (Arthur Steward, Jr.) Istvan of Jackson; three grandchildren, Christina Kopp, Wyatt Istvan-Mitchell and his fiancť, Lindsey Seyfert, and Warren Istvan-Mitchell all of the Jackson area; two step-grandchildren, Ronald F. Kopp and Michael (Jodie) Kopp of Monroe; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Allen Block and Alfred Block of Romulus. She was a member of the Napoleon United Methodist Church, was very active in the mentoring program at Brooklyn Elementary School and loved to hunt, fish and garden. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Following her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Napoleon United Methodist Church on Dec. 2, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Stover officiating. Eileen requested all memorial contributions be given to the Napoleon United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements were made by Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home of Michigan Center.
Neal Street, age 68 of Addison, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Foote Hospital in Jackson.
He was born on May 4, 1938 in Hudson to C. Perry and Alice E. (Boies) Street. On June 27, 1959 he married Gladys A. Forbes in South Bend, Ind., and she survives.
Neal lived in the Hudson area for many years, and then in Addison for the past 30 years. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1956 and was the meat manager at Tibbs IGA at Manitou Beach for many years. Neal attended the Rollin Friends Church of Addison. He was an avid fisherman.
Surviving besides his wife, Gladys, are two sons, Bryan (Debra) Street of Jackson and Mark (Dawn) Street of Plant City, Fla.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Marge Ames and Ardell Austin, both of Hudson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Neal was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Verdie A.Yager; and one brother, Richard Street.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, with Pastor Ken Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rollin Friends Church.
Yeider, Liddie, age 85, long-time resident of Brooklyn, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center in Kalkaska. She was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Allen, Mi., to Jake (Edna Finch) Lent. On August 3, 1952 she married Jack Yeider and he preceded her in death in 1979. Liddie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn and was employed for many years at Brooklyn Products.
She is survived by two children, Dan (Michelle Martinek) Yeider of Kalkaska and Darlene (Tom) Hady of Chesterton, Ind. ; one brother, Dan Lent; five sisters, Edith Taylor, Rosalind Hawley, Lucy Wesch, Barbara Smith and Betty Weesner; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A healing farewell will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, beginning at noon at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel with Rev. Dave Oberst officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family for future designation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home where the family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. till the time of service.