Erna Wirth, Died Wednesday morning, February 23, 2005 at Covenant Medical Center Harrison. Age 78 years. She was born March 1, 1926 in Denmark Township, Tuscola County, daughter of the late Fred and Emma (Rogner) Miller. On April 27, 1946 she was married to her husband, William E. Wirth in Richville. He predeceased her February 24, 2000. Erna was employed for several years at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth and was a life member of the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. Her enjoyments included quilting, playing cards, puzzles and especially word search games. Surviving are her five children and their spouses, Kenneth Wirth and Cynthia “Cindy” and David Beyerlein, all of Frankenmuth, Ronald and Karen Wirth, Dennis Wirth, and Linda and Peter Smith, all of Reese, eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and her two brothers, three sisters and their spouses, Ruben and Leona Miller of Reese, Floyd and Lois Miller of Frankenmuth, Viola Ostrom of Vassar, and Dorothy Bierlein and Arlene, both of Reese. In addition to her parents, Erna was predeceased by three brothers, Harold, Elvin and Ervin Miller and her sister, Helen Hecht.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2005 from the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. Rev. Wesley Gillaspie and Rev. Rob Gadeken will both officiate with burial to follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery.
Erna's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St. in Reese on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Share the Vision Fund, Hospice of Hope, or the donor’s favorite charity.
Arnold G. Kischnick
Arnold G. Kischnick of Reese, Michigan died early Thursday morning, February 10, 2005 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw. Age 54 years. He was born on September 12, 1950 in Blumfield Township, son of the late Norman and Erma (Hess) Kischnick. Arnold married the former Betty Reif on November 2, 1968 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. He had been employed with Saginaw Steering Gear, retiring from Delphi in 1998 after 30 years of service. Mr. Kischnick was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, the Richville Conservation Club and the Island Mill Hunting Club. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife Betty of 36 years are his children and their spouses, Ann and Dan Thurston of Fairgrove, Terry and Laurie Kischnick of Marion, Michelle Kischnick of Novi; grandchildren, Amber, Riley, Stepheny, Ashley and Tim; brothers, Edward and Sue Kischnick of Pinconning, Kenneth and Regina Kischnick of Clio and a sister-in-law, Betty J. Kischnick of Vassar. One brother Harvey Kischnick and one sister Marian Kischnick predeceased him.
Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 13, 2005 from St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. Rev. Rob Gadeken will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.
Arnold’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese on Saturday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church share the vision or the donor’s favorite charity.
L. Irene Stafford, 89 of Reese, died early Tuesday morning, March 1, 2005 at Tendercare of Frankenmuth. She was born on May 19, 1915 in Fairgrove Township, daughter of the late, James Hiel and Agnes Maude (Brownell) Stewart. She married Nolan F. Stafford on June 2, 1934 in Gilford. He predeceased her on January 19, 1976. Irene was a wonderful homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a life long member of the Gilford United Methodist Church and the Fairgrove Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crafts, traveling, playing bingo, playing cards and spending time with her family. Surviving are her children an their spouses, Maxine Finkbeiner of Bay City, Mable Dimmick of Tuscola, Mildred Miller of Au Gres, Ruth Stevenson of Pickford, Allan and Susan Stafford of Reese; 20 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 10 step-great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; a brother-in-law, LaMar Haines of Novi and a sister-in-law, Ruby Stewart of Bay City. In addition to her parents and husband 3 grandchildren, two brothers, Ellis and Harold Stewart and two sisters, Lucille Sharp and Bernice Haines, predeceased her.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2005 from the Gilford United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Gilford Township Cemetery.
Irene’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the donor’s favorite charity. Irene’s family would like to thank the Tendercare of Frankenmuth nurses and staff along with Heartland Hospice of Bay City for the wonderful care provided to their mother.
Meta I. Daenzer
Meta I. Daenzer, of Richville, died Thursday morning, March 10, 2005 at the Lutheran Home of Frankenmuth. Age 95 years. She was born October 3, 1909 in Frankenmuth, daughter of the late George and Augusta (Schmandt) Schluckebier. She was married to Walter Kueffner on December 13, 1931. He predeceased her in June of 1961. She then was married to Adam Auernhammer December 20, 1962. He predeceased her in June of 1969. On April 27, 1974 she was married to her third husband, Arthur Daenzer, he predeceased her August 14, 2000. Meta was a member of the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville, it’s Ladies Aid and the Women’s Missionary League. He memory will be cherished by her seven step-children and their spouses, Kenneth and Marge Daenzer of Vassar, Robert and Dotty Daenzer of Frankenmuth, Gene and Barb Daenzer of Reese, Ruth Daenzer and Chris Kaiser-Malicoat, both of Pheonix, Arizona, Roy and Bernice Auernhammer and Dale and Joyce Auernhammer all of Vassar. Also surviving are her 16 Step-grandchildren, 20 Step great-grandchildren, and her two half brothers, Raymond Beckrow of Saginaw, and Wilmar Beckrow of Millington. Meta was predeceased by three sisters and four brothers, Ida Keinath, Alma Schreiner, Renata Otto and Rueben, Otto, Alfred and George Schluckebier, and her step-son Robert Auernhammer in 1974.
Funeral and committal services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2005 from the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. Reverend Robert Gadeken and Reverend Wesley Gillaspie will both officiate with burial to take place later in the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Saginaw.
Meta’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St. in Reese on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Share the Vision Fund, The Lutheran Home of Frankenmuth or Hospice of Hope in Frankenmuth.
Clare H. Riggie
Clare H. Riggie, 84 of Midland, died Tuesday, May 29, 2006 at the MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1923 in Midland, son of the late Charles and Edith (Fenske) Riggie. He was a disabled veteran of WWII serving with U.S. Army in the European theatre from 1943 until 1945. On October 13, 1945 he married the former Lena Schweigert. She predeceased him in 1991. He later married Doris (Burtenshaw) Murray in Midland on November 28, 1991. She survives him. Mr. Riggie was employed by the Dow Chemical Company in Midland for over 40 years as a supply clerk, retiring in 1984. He was also a charter member of Holy Scripture Lutheran Church in Midland. His favorite enjoyment was hunting and he did so until he was eighty-two years of age. Surviving besides his wife Doris are three daughters and their spouses; Jill and James Pugh of Midland, Susan and Kent Keller of Midland, and Jan an Dennis Knorr of Wisconsin, seven grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren, his four step-children; Charlene Murray of Bay City, Linda Tarbell and her husband Art of Midland, Jim Murray and Chuck Murray and his wife Cathy, all of Midland, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his two brothers and one sister; his twin brother, Clarence Riggie, Charles Riggie Jr. and his wife Donna, all of Midland and Margaret Watson of St. Louis. In addition to his parents and his first wife Lena, he was predeceased by his one brother, George Riggie, and his three sisters; Ann McNamara, Hazel Gay, and Viola Green.
Funeral services will take at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007 from Holy Scripture Lutheran Church in Midland. Rev. Paul Schneider will officiate with burial to follow in the Homer Township Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the U.S. Army and the Midland Area Veterans. Mr. Riggie’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler St. Midland on
Monday from 4-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Holy Scripture Lutheran Church.
KRAUSENECK, MARY ELLEN
Passed away at home on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at the age of 82. She was born on January 2, 1924, to the late James and Anna (Chartrant) Burke of Munger. She was married to Ernest Krauseneck on January 19, 1946. He predeceased her on March 31, 1981. An avid euchre player, she leaves behind her dear friends from a card club that she attended for more than 50 years. She enjoyed fishing, spending many summer vacations with her family on Drummond Island. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Reese. As a young woman, she was employed at Universal in Frankenmuth as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She also worked as a server at Zehnder’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth for over ten years. She completed her working career at Reese Public Schools. Mary Ellen is survived by two daughters, Jean (Russell) Larges of Reese, Joan (Patrick) Dean of Saginaw; four grandchildren, Eric (Sarah) Larges of Saginaw, Julie Zwerk of Saginaw, Amy (Brian) Duncan of Frankenmuth, Sarah Larges (friend Michael Scott) of Reese, one sister, Dolores Doud of Reese, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Burke of Auburn, Maryellen Burke of Reese and two brothers-in-law, Edison Empey of Frankenmuth, and James Schmidt of Harrison. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Blanche Empey, Janet Schmidt, Patricia Herzberg and four brothers, Lyle, Neal, Michael and James Burke.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2006 from St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Father Bill Gruden will officiate with burial in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Mary Ellen’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the VNA Hospice or the wishes of the family.
Cecil E. Anklam
Cecil E. “Ike” Anklam Sr. 84 formerly of Richville died Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. He was born on December 10, 1921 in Saginaw, son of the late, David and Nora (O’Keefe) Anklam. Ike served in the United States Army serving during World War II, the European Conflict. He married the former Gertrude Pringle on July 18, 1942. She predeceased him on October 28, 1996. He had worked as a machinist for CSX Railroad and was a member of the Richville American Legion Post #400 and the Cadillac VFW. Cecil was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed wintering in Lakeland, Florida supporting the Detroit Tiger. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Janet and Steve Parker of Yukon, Oklahoma, Doug and Linda Anklam of Omer, Cecil Jr. and Paula Anklam of Richville, Roger Anklam of Cadillac; daughter-in-law, Ann Anklam of Bay City; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; brother Leonard Anklam of Florida; step-mother, Mary Rossman of Saginaw; and a special friend Norma Heaton. In addition to his wife Gertrude and parents David and Nora, 4 sons, Clayton, Michael, Leonard and Art and 5 brothers, Edward, Norman, Donald, Lawrence and David Anklam all predeceased him.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2006 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 9940 Saginaw Street, Reese. Rev. Wes Gillaspie will officiate with burial in Buena Vista Cemetery.
Ike’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family wishes.