Age 71, died July 2, 2001 in Bradenton, Fla. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will take place at St. Mary Catholic Church at 10:00 am Monday July 23, 2001. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial at New Calvary Cemetery.
Marjorie Hovey Selvidge
Of Genesee age 94 died Thursday July 12, 2001 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday from Miles Martin Funeral Home Pastor Eldon Busenitz of Mt. Morris Community Church officiating. Burial in Thetford Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 12-noon until 9:00 pm. Marjorie was born June 9, 1907 in Genesee the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Nellie (Hovey) Young. She and Paul Selvidge were united in marriage. He preceded her in death. Marge was a lifelong resident of Genesee and was a member of Genesee United Methodist Church and a lifemember of Order of Eastern Star #_ . Surviving are her daughter-in-law: Shirley Selvidge of Genesee; 3 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son William H. Selvidge, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.
John Herbert Rea
Of Millington, formerly of Flint died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at Genesys Hospice Center. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM from SS Charles & Helena Catholic Church in Clio. Rev. Fr. Gerald J. Ploof will officiate with burial in Sunset Hills with graveside Military Honors by American Legion Post # 413, Grand Blanc. John will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris where friends may call from 6-9:00 PM Wednesday and 9-9:00 PM Thursday. On Thursday evening, family, friends and parish will gather at the funeral home to pray the Rosary at 3:00 pm. Memorials may be directed to SS Charles & Helena Catholic Church Building Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and church. John was born in Flint December 25, 1915 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Ann Elizabeth (Gill) Rea. He and Elizabeth Kantor were united in marriage July 22, 1944. She preceded him in death January 23, 1987. He was a resident of Flint until 1996 when he moved to Millington. John was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army. He retired from Buick Motor Division. John was an easy going and gentle person who loved dancing and was a lifelong baseball fan and participant. He leaves to cherish his memory his son; Roger and wife Diane Rea of Flushing; Daughter: Jean Prevost of Millington; Grandchildren: Andy, Denise, John, and Aimee; Brother: George Rea of Flint. John was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 2 sisters Elsie and Agnes, and nephew Terry.
William L. Witten
Age 82, of Mt. Morris, died Monday July 9, 2001 at his residence. Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Harold Polk officiating, burial at Flint Memorial Park with military honors by VFW Post #8236. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends 6-9:00 pm Tuesday and 1-9:00 pm Wednesday, with a Masonic service at 7:00 pm conducted by Flint/C.A. Durand Lodge #23 and Leo R. Crowe VFW Post #8236 service at 7:30 Wednesday evening. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church or Genesys Home and Hospice Team, envelopes are available at the funeral home. William was born May 29, 1919 in Goodrich, Tennessee one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. White and Bessie (Morris) Witten. William worked for Chevrolet Manufacturing with 24 1/2 years of service. He and Shirley Rachar were united in marriage October 10, 1970. William served in WWII with the United States Army for four years, in which he received 2 Purple Hearts. Mr. Witten was a member of the Masonic Lodge Washington Chapter #15 for over 50 years, UAW Local #659, Calvary Presbyterian Church, the D.A.V. and a life member or VFW Leo R. Crowe Beecher Post # 8236. He was an avid fisherman, beekeeper and enjoyed his roses and garden. Survivors include wife: Shirley of 30 years; children: Mary and husband Dan DeMers, of Poulsbo, WA.; Connie Rachar of Flint; Charles Rachar of Shelbyville; grandson: Gregory Mackey of Utica; 2 sisters-in-law: Berniece Witten of Swartz Creek; Louella Witten of Midland, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Bob, Bart, John, Frank, and 1 sister Louise. The family wishes a special thanks to Elaine and Jim Bickel and to the Genesys Home and Hospice Team.
William R. "Red" Stewart
Age 79, of Mt. Morris, died Friday, July 6, 2001 at his home. Funeral service will take place 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2001 from the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Mr. Vernon Lawrence officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park with graveside military honors by VFW Leo R. Crowe, Beecher Post #8236. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Sunday from 6-9 PM, Monday from 12-9 PM and on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Those desiring may consider memorial contribution directed towards the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. William was born July 4, 1922 in Blytheville, Arkansas the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Mayetta Stewart. He and Pauline Carter were united in marriage on April 21, 1951 in Illinois. William served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre, he was in the Battle of the Bulge. William worked for Buick for 35 years where he was a machine operator in the engine plant. He was a charter member of the VFW Leo R. Crowe, Beecher Post #8236 and a member of UAW Buick Local #599. Surviving are his wife: Pauline; 3 sons: Doyle and wife Delores Edwards of Largo, FL.; Don and wife Juvata Edwards of Largo, FL.; Douglas and wife Janice Stewart of Grand Blanc; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; sister: Lucille and husband Jake Riehn of Cape Girardeau, MO.; special friends: Earl Rennapage, Lorene Hatcher and Sharon Simms, several nieces, nephews and cousins. William was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters.
Richard F. Matteson Sr.
Age 72, of Clio, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will take place 11:00 am Saturday, July 7, 2001 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Pastor Gordon Aiken officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9pm, Thursday from 10-2 and 6-9 pm and Friday from 10-2 and 6-9pm. Richard was born April 26, 1929 in Beloit, WI the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Vera (Hammel) Matteson. He and Verna Hetzer were united in marriage in June of 1950, she preceded him in death in 1982. He and Sandra Kryso were united in marriage in November of 1987. Richard worked as a millwright for Buick for 40 yrs. Retiring in March of 1989. He loved going up north to his cabin in Gladwin where he loved to fish and hunt. Surviving are his wife: Sandra; 7 children: 4 stepchildren: 31 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his parents.
Norman E. Pelch
Age 70, of Flint died Tuesday July 3, 2001 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral Service will take place 1:00 p.m. Friday July 6, 2001 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Richard Fox officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will Receive friends at the funeral home 12-9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. The Eagles will conduct a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of Flowers Memorial contributions may be directed to the Diabetes Assoc. Norman was born August 13, 1930 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin and Nina (French) Pelch. On October 5, 1953 he married Jacqueline Burns. He later married Schanick September 23, 1999. Prior to his retirement he had been employed at Fisher Body in Grand Blanc for 33 years. He was a member and officer of Eagles #629 and the GrandBlanc Moose Lodge. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by wife Kathleen; 4 children: Norma Jean and Richard Fox of Battle Creek; Linda Sue and Michael Ondovcsik of Flushing; Betty June and Terry Dinse of Mt. Morris; Steven and Darline Pelch of Burton; 4 step-children: Bill and Diane Brown of Burton; Kenneth and Deborah Brown of Burton; Rebecca Brown of Clio; Dan Johnson of Flint; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 1 sister and 1 brother: Nina and Bud Gibson of Flint; Benjamin and Eileen Pelch. He is also survived by his former wife Jacqueline. Preceded in death by his parents, 9 brothers and sisters.