Charl E. Greene
Charl E. Greene, age 80, of Holland, Michigan, died Saturday, December 24, 2005.
He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy. He was a Master Sculptor in automotive styling for several companies. He was a member of Brooklyn Masonic Lodge #169, Brooklyn Eastern Star Chapter 67, American Legion Post #6, Evergreen Commons and Holland Friends of Art. He was nationally known for his woodcarvings of songbirds and waterfowl. For several years he and his wife owned and operated Greene Hardware in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; children, Margaret Greene of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Charl III and Beverly Greene of Jackson, Mary Lou and Steven Repucci of Acton, Mass.; seven grandchildren; brother, Edwin and Marian Greene of Winston Salem, North Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Joan Smith of Jackson, Margaret and Gerald Fletcher of Mountain Home, Idaho, Mrs. Ronald (Nellie) Smith of Jackson, Mrs. Marvin (Paula) Smith of Jackson; and several nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Avenue in Holland. Reverend Jennifer Adams will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to a charity of oneís choice.
Arrangements were handled by Lakeshore Memorial Services.
Wilford Wilson, age 83, Sun City, Ariz. passed away Saturday, January 7, 2006 in Arizona. He was born August 28, 1922, in Shelbyville, Mo., the son of Fred J. and Florence (Culler) Wilson. He married Jacqueline Lindeman on June 5, 1948, in Dearborn, Mich., and she survives.
Wilford is also survived by his godchildren, Jeffery Holzhausen, Jennipher Wheeler and Jamie Holzhausen; nephew, Gene (Darlene) Wilson of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and brother-in-law, Henry (Nicki) Lindeman. Wilford was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Darrell Wilson.
He served our country in the Navy and was a member of the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City, Ariz. where he resided for 26 years.
A celebration of his life was held on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the St. Markís Lutheran Church in Brooklyn with Pastor Kelly Smith officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Markís Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn.
Dean L. Bolenbaugh
Dean L. Bolenbaugh, age 75, of Jackson, formerly of Addison, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at his home. He was born on December 24, 1930 in Leslie, Mich. to George M. and Anna K. (Smith) Bolenbaugh. He married Joyce M. Rutan on April 4, 1953 in Angola, Ind., and she survives.
Dean lived in the Addison area for many years before moving to Jackson in 1987. He attended Addison Schools. He was employed at Tecumseh Products for 38 years, then he was employed at Anderson Distributing Company in Jackson for 17 years. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the United States Army 32nd Infantry, 7th Division as a Squad Leader. He was a past member of Hannon-Colvin Post #180 American Legion, Hudson, Michigan, and past member of the V.F.W. Lodge #823 in Jackson.
Surviving are three daughters, Joni (Kevin) Marcum of Hudson, JoEllen Bolenbaugh of Jackson, Jane (Dennis) Roetman of Austin, Texas, one son, Brian D. Bolenbaugh of Addison, his former wife Joyce Bolenbaugh of Jackson, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, Thomas (Lenora) Bolenbaugh of Jackson, Norm (Arleen) Bolenbaugh of Addison, Donald Bolenbaugh of North Adams, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. Full Military Rites Service provided by Hannon-Colvin Post #180 American Legion, Hudson, Michigan. Cremation followed. Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
Virginia Meade Carr
Virginia Meade Carr, age 89, of Cement City passed away January 3, 2006. She was born January 1, 1917 in Cement City the daughter of George and Maude (Browder) Lamb.
Virginia graduated from Addison High School in 1934 and Jackson Business University in 1936. She was a member of Alpha Iota Sorority and a lifelong member of the Fraternal Order of the Eastern Star. Virginia worked as a secretary in the Adrian and Jackson School systems and her later remaining secretarial years were spent in the Cement City and Columbia Schools. She married Robert F. Carr on July 24, 1938 and he preceded her in death.
Virginia is survived by her children, Ann Musselman of Somerset, James Carr of Rogers City and William Carr of Mimbres, New Mexico; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. For many years, Virginia loved to paint and was a member of the Brooklyn Artists.
A Celebration of her life took place on Friday, January 6, 2006 begin with Pastor Terry Bobzien officiating at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn. Burial was at Woodstock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Great Lakes Hospice or to the Michigan Parkinsonís Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Larry Eugene Disbrow
Larry Eugene Disbrow, age 78, of Morenci, formerly of Clarklake, passed away at Toledo Hospital on January 3, 2006 after a long illness. Larry was born on March 30, 1927 in Wauseon, Ohio the son of Walter and Rosella (Crew) Disbrow. Mr. Disbrow married Doris Jane Ottmer on May 5, 1956 in Brooklyn and she preceded him in death in 1995 after 39 years of marriage.
He was a long-time business owner in Brooklyn and member of the First Congregational Church of Morenci where he was also chairman of the Deacadent, American Legion, Kiwanis, Masons, Zouaves and Community Chest. Mr. Disbrow is survived by his daughter, Patricia and son, Walter, special friend/companion, Katherine Wollter, sister, Geraldine; brother, David; five Granddaughters, two great granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and many beloved family members and friends. Beside his wife, Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard.
A Celebration of life was held on Friday, January 6, 2006 at the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church with Reverend Robert Malsack officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Legion Wilber Bartlett Post #315. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery.
Shirley Ann Faling
Shirley Ann (Warner) Faling, age 74, lifelong resident of Clarklake, passed away January 3, 2006 under the loving care of her family. Shirley was born on March 11, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Orville and Bessie (Welch) Warner. She married Harry Lewis Faling and he preceded her in death.
Shirley is survived by her sons, Lawrence (Patti) of Clarklake, David (Susan) of South Lake, Daniel of Somerset Center and Gary Faling of Florida; grandchildren, Tiffany (Robert) Matthews of Jackson, Brandy Faling of Clarklake, Daniel Faling, Jr. of Howard City, Allyson (Kip) Grimes of Jackson, Frances Faling of Somerset Center, Sean Faling of Colorado, Crystal Faling of Jackson, Justin Faling of Colorado, Ian and Mallory Faling of Clarklake; great grandchildren, Bailey Shepherd, Cameron, Delaney and Cassidy Matthews of Jackson, Hailey and Lauren Faling of Jackson, Kip Grimes, Jr. of Jackson; brother, Robert of Leslie; sisters, Lois (Frank) Franklin of Aurelius, Mary (Earl) Vanderventer of Brooklyn and Thelma Phillips of Jackson; many nieces and nephews and special friend, Donald Southwell. Besides her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald, Edward and Frank Warner and granddaughter, Meghan L. Faling.
A celebration of Mrs. Falingís life was held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, Brooklyn with Pastor Dave Cornwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Great Lakes Home Health & Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Charles G. (Chuck) Leonard
Charles G. (Chuck) Leonard, age 66, of Jackson, died December 29, 2005, after a long battle with leukemia. Chuck was born in Detroit on April 7, 1939, the son of Walter L. and Alice (Wagner) Leonard. He served as a meteorologist in the Army before earning a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University and a M.S. from Wayne State University. Chuck taught Physics, Mathematics and related sciences at Jackson Community College from 1968 until his retirement in 1992. He was a lifelong hunter, sportsman and a renowned silversmith, specializing in museum quality reproductions of sterling Trade Silver. Chuck also was a member of the Michigan Gem & Mineral Society, Sauk Trail Long Rifles, Museum of the Fur Trade, Brooklyn Sportsmanís Club and the National Muzzle Loader Rifle Association (National Champion Ė Flintlock 1985).
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Evelyn L.; two sons, Charles W. (Sara) of Fort Wayne, Ind. and John N. of Wolverine Lake, Mich.; four grandchildren, Lucy, Kate, Chuck and John Henry; two brothers, Donald of Florida and Keith of Farmington Hills, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille.
At his request, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Jackson on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. with Reverend Jon Wehrle officiating. Chuckís remains will be interred in the future with his beloved wife Evelyn in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Mich. Arrangements were made by Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan Center.
It was Chuckís request that friends and relatives do something special with their own families in his memory.
Richard J. May
Richard J. May, age 74, of Lake Columbia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2006.
Survived by his wife Judith Kay; children, Roxane (James) Stawicki, James (Teri) May, Linda May, Janice (Stephen) Swiggum, Thomas (Bethany) Townsend; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Justin, Emma, Bennett, Jeremy, Grace and Jane; sister, Barbara Leeper; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Richard was an Air Force Veteran.
He retired from the Aeroquip Corporation after 32 years of service. He was very active for the Township of Columbia. Richard was a happy man who was an avid sportsman and loved the lake. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
According to his wishes, Richard has been cremated. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 3, 2006 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Rev. James Shaver officiated. Contributions to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Desnoyer Funeral Home, family owned for 116 years.
William L. Sullivan
William L. Sullivan, age 70, of Brooklyn, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2005 at his home under the loving care of his family. He was born April 13, 1935 in Ann Arbor the son of Lynn and Florabel (Urquhart) Sullivan. He married Charlene Stobbe on November 9, 1953 in Northville, Mich. and she survives.
William was a member of IBEW Local 58. Besides his wife, he is also survived by his sons, Steven (JL.) Sullivan of Wyoming, Mich., Michael (Debra) Sullivan of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Joann (John) Schwartz of Brooklyn, Lori (Randy) Bice of Tipton, Diane (Michael) Higgins of Brooklyn, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn. According to Williamís wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee.
Albert Wietecha, Sr.
Albert Wietecha, Sr., age 85, of Brooklyn, passed away January 7, 2006 in Florida. He was born April 4, 1920 in Detroit the son of Joseph and Catherine (Zajac) Wietecha. He married Bernice M. Denza on September 23, 1941 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 1989.
Albert served our country during WW II in the Army and worked for Ford Motor Company. He is survived by his children, Albert, Jr. (Sharon) Wietecha of Lakeland, Mich. and Ann (Robert) Grostick of Coldwater; best friend and companion, Rose Martonosi of Brooklyn; brothers, Joseph (Nancy) Wietecha of Garden City and Eugene (Virginia) Wietecha of Port Huron, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of Albertís life will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2006 with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Michigan Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Father Andrew Dunne officiating. Interment will be at Roseland Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for future designation. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel in Brooklyn on Friday where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with an evening Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m.
Christopher James Dufek
Christopher James Dufek, age 44, of Brooklyn, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2005. He was born May 27, 1961 the son of Leon and Gloria (Blake) Dufek.
He is survived by his loving wife, Vanessa; daughters, Kristin, Whitney and Makayla; two brothers; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Dufek.
Chris enjoyed time with his family, fishing and snowmobiling. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, brother and will be truly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home in care of the family to defer final expenses. Arrangements were made by Sherwood Funeral Home of Grass Lake.