Frances M. Todd
Frances Mary Todd, 90, formerly of Farmington Hills, died Aug. 11, 2002 in Livonia.
Mrs. Todd was born July 12, 1912 in Detroit.
She is survived by her son, Earl (Celia); four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl.
Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.
Bonnie M. Wright
Services for Bonnie Marie Wright, 65, of Farmington Hills, were held Aug. 12 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with burial at North Farmington Cemetery.
Mrs. Wright was born Dec. 4, 1935 and died Aug. 8, 2002 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. She worked as a nurse and was a member of Redford Bethel Church.
She is survived by her husband, Roland; sons, Randall, Marty and Eric; daughters, Laura, Debra, Starla and Julie; sister, Wanda Brooks; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Eddie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
George J. Wisner
Services for George J. Wisner, 81, Augusta, Ga., were held Aug. 12 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Southfield with the Rev. Lawrence Zurek officiating. Burial took place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.
Mr. Wisner was born April 25, 1921 in Detroit and died Aug. 7, 2002 in Augusta, Ga. He worked as a financial analyst for Chrysler Corporation for 25 years and was an active Catholic serving on his parish council, in the choir, the leader of the church Boy Scout Troop, and the parish council. He also worked with United Fund of Detroit and the Farmington Hills Senior Center.
He is survived by his sons, George (Becky), Christopher and Stephen; daughter, Mary Frances (Dale) Stafford; brother, Gilbert; and grandchildren, Ann Stafford, Beth Stafford, Reece Wisner and Mary Joanna Wisner. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Poverty Program at St. Michael Catholic Church, 25225 Code Road, Southfield, MI.
Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.
Wilma C. Songer
An Eastern Star Memorial service for Wilma C. Songer, 83, formerly of Farmington, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Farmington Masonic Temple with a gravesite service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the North Farmington Cemetery in Farmington Hills.
Mrs. Songer died May 21, 2002 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. where she had been living for the past six years.
Originally from Farmington Township, Mrs. Songer was born on Sept. 26, 1918. A graduate of Walled Lake High School and the Pontiac School of Beauty, Mrs. Songer and her twin, Thelma, opened the Twins Beauty Salon in Farmington at the corner of Grand River and Farmington Road.
She married Roy V. Songer of Detroit, on March 15, 1941 and made their home in Farmington Hills. She was a lifetime member of the Farmington Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the founding Guardian of Job's Daughters, Bethel #55.
She is survived by her children Cynthia Songer and Leslie Songer Terry.
Donations can be made in her name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.
Thomas J. Morgan
Services for Thomas James Morgan, 69, of Farmington, were held Aug. 13 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Farmington with the Rev. Ronald Browne officiating. Burial took place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich.
Mr. Morgan was born June 30, 1933 in Carrick, Pa. and died Aug. 10, 2002 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Thomas Jr., Bob (Cindy) and David; daughters, Karen (Patrick) Howley, Sue (Glen) Hyde, Pat (Rick) Chadwick, Barbara (Joe) Strusinski, Dyanne (Rol) Savage, Kelly (Mark) Cramer, Paula Morgan, Mary Anne (Vince) Galea, Jennifer Morgan, Amy (Jay) Schuerman and Kathryn Morgan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 346, Farmington or Hospice of Michigan.
Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.
Services for Lillian Mohler 82, of Farmington Hills, were held Aug. 10 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. John Maki officiating. Burial took place at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.
Mrs. Mohler was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Water Valley, Ky. and died Aug. 9, 2002 in Farmington Hills. She and her husband owned a service station and then a grocery store. She later worked in her son-in-law's pharmacy.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford; sons, William Gibson, Ken (Pamela) Shreve and Donald (Sheila) Shreve; daughters, Betty (Roland) Schemers and Peggy (William) Pabst; stepson, Martin (Paulette) Mohler; brothers, Hobert and Charles Floyd; 24 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd Shreve.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.
Kent L. Allison
Services for Kent L. Allison, 29, of Sarasota, Fla. were held July 10 in Hale, Mich. with the Rev. Paul Blomquist from the Orchard United Methodist Church officiating.
Mr. Allison was born June 17, 1973 in Pontiac. He died July 1 in Sarasota. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1991. He was a member of the Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington.
He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Phyllis Allison of Lupton, Mich. and Nokomis, Fla., and a sister, Amy Allison of Chicago, Ill.
Arrangements were made by the Ewing Funeral Home of Venice.
Services for Charles "Bill" Wininger, 72, of Taylor were held July 19 in the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home of Farmington. Pastor Dan Rice officiated. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Wininger was born December 25, 1929 in Yaeger, West Virginia. He died July 16 in Taylor. He was retired from Morgan Auto Paint of Livonia, formerly located in Farmington Hills, where he'd worked for more than 30 years.
Survivors include wife Hazel; sons Anthony (Patricia) Wininger of Taylor and Gregory (Karen) Wininger of Wyandotte; daughters Ann (Don) Gould of Livonia, Charlene (Gerald) DeRoch of Taylor, Patricia Jones of Taylor and Sandra Wininger of Taylor; mother Myrtle Kirk of Ohio; brothers Jimmy, Everett and Junior; sisters Shirley, Julie, Brenda, Hazel and Linda; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home of Farmington.
Benjamin F. Collins
Services for Benjamin F. Collins, 91, of Plymouth were held August 6 in the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Schultz of St. Michael Lutheran Church officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery of Farmington.
Mr. Collins was born July 8, 1911 in Houston, Miss. He died August 2 in Livonia. He was secretary/treasurer for labor unions. He was a Shriner committed to the Union Movement State of Michigan and an avid Lions and Red Wings fan.
He was preceded in death by wife Lillian.
Survivors include sons Chuck (Karen) Collins of Farmington Hills and James (Peg) Collins of Hamburg, Mich.; brother Wiliam "Uncle Pit" (Lenore) Pittman of St. Clair Shores; grandchildren Christie, Carrie and Charles; and great-grandchildren Daniel, McKenzie, Steven and Brandon.
Arrangements were made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home of Farmington.