GIANNINI, ALMEDIA of Clarkston. January 21, 2007 at 93 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Giannini. Dear mother of Pearl "Pete" T. Giannini and Michael (Marilyn) Giannini. Grandmother of Glenn (Amy) Giannini and Heather (Brad) Bender Also survived by 4 great grandchildren. Sister of Clayton Daugherty, Monte Stallsworth, Drucilla Brock, Deloris Storrs and Collene Bruner.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment will follow at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.
Visitation: Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
GRANT, JOSEPH R. SR. of Waterford. January 27, 2007 at 93 years of age. Loving husband of Bernice for 65 years. Dear father of Carol (Thomas) Zink, Susan (Allen Jr.) Cooley, Cynthia (Mark Alan) Partrick and the late Joseph R. Grant Jr. Beloved grandfather of Michael Cooley, Robert Zink, Kevin (Cindy) Cooley, Allen (Tracie) Cooley III and Shannon Barnett. Great grandfather of Alisha, Ashley, Allen IV, Joseph, Brittany, Michael, Blair, Isabell and Shannon. Joseph loved his family, he loved to make them laugh. His family was the most important thing in his life. He loved to bowl, garden and play golf. Joseph worked at GM for 30 years retiring in 1972. Joseph's greatest trait was he could only see the best in everyone and he would never hold a grudge.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 1:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 5481 Dixie Highway, Waterford. Rite of committal to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Waterford.
Visitation: Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford and after 12:30 p.m. at church on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be Cranbrook Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
JACKSON, MARGARET MARION, of Waterford formerly of Detroit. January 11, 2007 at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Jackson. Dear mother of Jordan Jackson, Patricia (James) Iley, Susan Teague, Ralph (Priscilla) Jackson and the late Marjorie Bregi. Mother-in-law of James Bregi. Sister of Robert Piasecki. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral Mass: Mass of the Resurrection will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2007 at St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church, Bloomfield Hills. Interment at Marlboro Cemetery in Ohio.
Visitation: Sunday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fox Manor. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
KIROUAC, LAWRENCE C. of Waterford. January 30, 2007 at 64 years of age. Loving husband of Roberta. Son of Geraldine Kirouac and the late Rene Kirouac. Dear father of Nancy Ann Sheehy and Craig Lawrence Kirouac. Beloved brother of Suzanne (Michael McGann) Popham, Laurie (David) Merrifield and Patricia (Gerald) Wise.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, February 3, 2007 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 5481 Dixie Highway, Waterford. Fr. James Lopez will officiate.
Visitation: Friday 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford and at church on Saturday after 9:30 AM.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, envelopes available at the funeral home.
NUSS, JULIANNA ROSE "KIM" of Waterford. January 2, 2007 at 70 years of age. Beloved wife of Melvin G. Nuss. Dear mother of David (Deborah) Nuss, Michael Nuss, Christine Nuss, Glenn (Jennifer) Nuss, Lisa (John) DeMarco, Wendy Nuss, Kenneth (Windy) Nuss and Kurt (Jennifer) Nuss. Grandmother of David, Paul, Sarah, Michael, Morgan, Noah, Tessa, Madeline, Danielle, Bethany, Emily, Abigail, Nicholas, Alexander and Benjamin. Sister of Edward (Pat) Kimmeth, and the late Robert and John Kimmeth. Mrs. Nuss especially enjoyed family gatherings and watching her childrens activities thru school and sports. She was a world class cook. "HUG YOUR KIDS AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM".
Funeral Mass: Friday 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rite of Committal to follow at All Saints Cemetery.
Visitation: Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday. In state Friday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church until the Funeral Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to your charity of choice.
OSGA, MARGARET BEULAH of Pontiac. January 25, 2007 at 73 years of age. Dear mother of Raymond Osga, Jr., Suzanne Osga and Steven Osga. Grandmother of Tiffani Osga. Sister of Clyde Taylor and the late Betty Parcus. Margaret retired from Mercy Bellbrook Nursing Home.
Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2008 at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford.
Visitation: Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
PAGE, BETTY 1935-2007 AND NORMAN "BLUE" 1931-2004 of Waterford, Dover, TN and most recently White Lake. Beloved parents of Deborah (Chris) Davis, Linda (Pat) Dixon, Anna (Jim) Bradford, Norman (Debbie) Page, Cheryl Earhart and Jenny (Jr.) Wolfe. Dear Grandparents of 12 and Great Grandparents of 4. Betty and Norman are also survived by several brothers and sisters.
A Combined Memorial Service will be Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11:30 AM at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.
Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford.
PHELPS, FRANK JOSEPH "Joe", Jr., of Waterford, January 11, 2007, at age 63. Beloved husband of the late MaryAnn. Dear father of Mary (Mike Kish) Lee of Waterford. Dear son of Frank & Leona Phelps of Waterford. Also survived by his grandchildren, Vanessa, Alyssa & Jason Lee. His brothers, Dave (Barbara) Phelps of TN, Larry (Karen) Phelps of Waterford, John (Pam) Phelps of Waterford; his sisters Carol Spencer of Waterford and Mary (Paul) Whitener of KS and his special canine pal, "Rascal". Mr. Phelps had retired from GM Pontiac Motor Division. He owned and operated Phelps Services and was a member of the Laurel & Hardy Fan Club-The Dancing Cuckoos Tent Chapter.
Funeral Service: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 5495 Dixie Hwy., Waterford. Prayers of Committal following at All Saints Cemetery, Waterford.
Visitation: Tuesday 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME. A Scripture Service will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Michigan Animal Rescue League.
PRESSON, WILLIAM A. of Mikado & Clarkston. December 29, 2006 at 60 years of age. Loving husband of Linda. Dear father of David (Janet) Presson, Daniel (Kelly) Presson and Jennifer (Trevor) Joseph. Beloved brother of Judy (Robert) Kavanagh and James (Donna) Presson. Treasured grandfather of Devin, Emily, Zachary, Bryce, Aimee and Jax. Special friend of William & Terry Fisher. Bill was employed at Gen - Oak Fabricators in Lake Orion. He loved hunting, fishing and bowling.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 3, 2007 10:00 AM at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Mr. Ron Rayner will officiate. Interment will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston.
Visitation: Tuesday 3:00-9:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Hospice of Michigan.
RAGATZ, TIMOTHY D. Sr., of Waterford, January 10, 2007 at 49 years of age. Loving father of Tim (June) Ragatz II and Jeremy Ragatz. Dearest grandfather of Abbigail. Beloved son of Barbara and the late Thomas Ragatz. Brother of Renee` (Tom) Graybiel, Thomas (Lisa) Ragatz II, Todd (Theresa) Ragatz and Tad (Tina) Ragatz. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Private family service will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford.
RUCKER, BETTY J., of Pontiac, died January 24, 2007 at 78 years of age. Loving wife of the late Charlie. Dearest mother of Vicki (Lee) Rollins and the late Dickie Rucker. Dear grandmother of Tom (Alicia), Ron, Aiyana (Kelly), Jason (Brandi) and Olivia (Jayson); great grandmother of 10. Beloved companion of Bob Stubblefield. Also survived by 1 brother and 1 sister. Betty was a member of United Faith General Baptist Church of Pontiac. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral Service: Monday, January 29, 2007, 10:00 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor Gary Davis will officiate. Burial will follow at Perry Mt. Park Cemetery, Pontiac.
Visitation: Saturday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-8:00 p.m.
SHOEMATE, MABEL of Auburn Hills went to be with the Lord January 14, 2007 at 83 years of age. Loving wife of Robert "Bob" for 46 years. Dearest father of Linda (Michael) Sadler, Gary (Sheila) Quick and Gordon (Lynn) Quick; sister of Alex (Rosemarie) Herceg, Gizella Tasca, the late Margaret VerBeek and the late Joseph Herceg. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mabel died after a long battle with Alzheimer and diabetes.
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 10 AM at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment follows at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston.
Visitation: Wednesday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home.
SIO, M.D., GREGORIO G. of Clarkston. January 10, 2007 at 69 years of age. Beloved husband of Dr. Sylvia Sio. Dear father of Lloyd Sio and Hannie Sio. Grandfather of Isabella Sio. Brother of Primo (Lula) Sio, Lilia (Doming) Arquelada and the late Barbara Resurrecion. Dr. Sio was a retired anesthesiologist from Garden City Hospital.
Funeral Mass: Monday, January 15, 2007 at 10:00 AM at St. Daniel Catholic Church, (7010 Valley Park Dr.) Clarkston
Visitation: Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford and 9:00 a.m. Monday at Church. Scripture service Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
SMITH, RAY R. of White Lake. January 25, 2007 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Emma for 56 years. Dear father of Connie (Pat) Landers, Robin (Shannon) Pless, Karen Moore, Sharon (Chris) Bordinat, Rick (Donna), Joe (Linda) and Brian (Pam) Smith. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Marc, Laura, Joseph, Garrett, the late Michael, Nick, Christi, Sam, Brenden, Nathan, Wesley, Erica, Brian, Thomas, Zachary, Matthew and Hannah. Great grandfather of Tori, Kaitlyn, Haley, Alexis, Aaron, Drew, Joey and Seth. Also survived by special family member Cheryl Smith and his dear friend Brandy the yellow lab.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, January 27, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church ( 5481 Dixie Hwy, Waterford).
Visitation: Saturday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of mass.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
SWANSON, DONALD V., of Waterford, January 12, 2007 at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Jan. 6, 2007). Loving father of Christine (Mark) Dobson and Paul (Gretchen) Swanson. Dearest grandfather of Emily and Erica Swanson.
A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Wateford.
Memorial donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America (Michigan Chapter) or Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County.
SWANSON, MARY P. of Waterford. January 6, 2007 at 84 years of age. Wife of Donald for 63 years. Dear mother of Christine (Mark) Dobson and Paul (Gretchen) Swanson. Sister of Eileen Cumbers. Loving grandmother of Emily and Erica Swanson. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford.
Funeral Service: A private family funeral mass is being held.
TELLER, EILEEN I. "EYEBALL", Of Waterford, died January 14, 2007 at 77 years of age. Beloved wife of Thomas W. Teller and the late M.S. "Lin" Lincicome. Loving mother of David (Jasmine) Lincicome, Paula (Mark) Conner and Michael Lincicome. Dearest grandmother of Matthew (Autumn) Conner, Stephanie (fiance' Vincent) Conner, Sarah (Brian) Moran and Michael Lincicome Jr. Great grandmother of Kayla, L.B., Madison, Peyten and Brady. Dear sister Paula (Michael) Lester; sister in law of Denny (Penny) Teller. Eileen and her husband Lin were former owners of Mr. Steak Restaurant in Waterford. Eyeball was huge baseball fan and also enjoyed working crossword puzzles. Over the years she won many blue ribbons for her African Violets.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at Overtyme Grill (4724 Dixie Hwy., Waterford) Saturday, January 27, 2007 from 12 noon till 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Drayton Plains Nature Center. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
THOMPSON, WILLARD W. of Waterford. January 6, 2007 at 85 years of age. Loving husband of Joyce for 64 years. Dear father of Ronald W. Thompson, Michael L. (Kathleen) Thompson and James M. (Amy) Thompson. Beloved grandfather of Michelle T. (John) Bonner, Kevin S. (Angela) Thompson, Cassidy M. Thompson and Logan J. Thompson. Great grandfather of Jordan M. Bonner, Justin J. Bonner and twins Hannah E. and Evan M. Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a Tank Commander in the US Army during WW II. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church for over 30 years. He Retired from GM. Willard was often lovingly referred to as "outrageous" for his witt and humor.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 TIME PENDING at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor William D. Merrell will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
Visitation: Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.
TOPOLNICKI, JULIA C. of Waterford. January 8, 2007 at 81 years of age. Wife of the late Danny B. Loving mother of Thomas M. (Pat Beaubien - Toplonicki) Topolnicki, Susan Topolnicki and the late Kristine Topolnicki. Beloved sister of Christine Cline and Carl Marut. Grandmother of Patricia M. & Daniel R. Topolnicki. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford.
Committal Service: Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:00 PM in the chapel at All Saints Cemetery, 4401 Nelsey Rd. @ Andersonville Rd., Waterford.
WALKER, ANTHONY M. of Pontiac died January 25, 2007 at 38 years of age. Loving father of Zaria Walker; son of Diane and Wilbert Merriweather and Elijah Walker; brother of Kimberly (William) Boynton and Terrance (April) Merriweather; grandson of Sam and Eola Goode; Godson of Jeri and Jimmy Chapman and Zeola Lewis; uncle of Terrance Merriweather, Jr. Also survived by his fiancé Latasha Campbell and her daughter Imari; the mother of his daughter Stephanie Walker; numerous aunts and uncles; and special friends Kevin, Terrance and Roy. Tony was a graduate of Pontiac Central High School and a veteran of the US Army. He has worked for Chrysler for the last 12 years. He loved to joke around but most importantly he loved his family.
Memorial Service: Monday, January 29, 2007, 3:00 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service until 5:00 p.m.
WARFORD, ASA F., Of Keokuk Iowa, died January 9, 2007 at 83 years of age. Dear son of the late Asa and Josephine. Beloved wife of Dorothy for over 60 years. Loving father of Dale Warford of Waterford. Grandfather of Daniel and Courtney Warford and great grandfather of Michael Warford. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Mr. Warford served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a journeyman plumber employed by Local 98 in Detroit. He has lived in Keokuk, Iowa since August 1979. He enjoyed restoring Volkswagon Beetles, vintage cars and trucks. His greatest interest was in older model cars.
Memorial Service: Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford.
Visitation: Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
WATROS, BRUCE WAYNE of Holly. December 17, 2006 at 62 years of age. Dear father of Steven (Caroline) Watros and Cynthia (Curtis Gilliland) Watros. Grandfather of Valerie and Makayla Watros, Sadie and Emma Gilliland. Brother of Robert (Toni) Watros, Gerald (Kathy) Watros, Sue (Bill Santamaria) Evans, Roberta (the late Robert) Wallace, Pamela (David) Hardenburgh and the late Joseph (Judy) Watros. Also survived by his special friend and his love Dortha Watt.
Memorial Service: Saturday, January 6, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
YORK, MAXINE DELORES of Waterford. January 24, 2007 at 81 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Charles M. York. Dear mother of Gordon (Diane) York of Pontiac and Robert (Deanna) York of Clarkston. Grandmother of Gordon (Traci) York, Jr., Michael (Aimee) York, James (Stephanie) Regner and Danielle (Robert) Milner. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. York was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pontiac.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery.
Visitation: Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m.
ZSCHERING, AMANDA L. Of Waterford. January 22, 2007 at 91 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Herbert B. Zschering. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie McArthur of Oxford. Amanda was born on Sept. 23, 1915, she was the 10 th. of 12 children all 11 siblings have preceded her in death. Loving mother of RuthAnn (John) Stevens of Evart, Kaye (the late Jerry) Harrison of Waterford and Shirla (Rick) Kugler of Waterford. Much loved grandma/nana to Renee (Rob), Tammy (Jerry), Trent (Rhonda), Randy (Angela) Stacee (Heath), Nicholas (Erica), Adam (Natalie) and Christopher (Amanda). Also survived by 16 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as a multitude of friends. Her greatest joys were her family, particularly watching her grandchildren play sports; cooking for family and friends and playing cards. Amanda was involved with the Waterford Oaks Tuesday Bridge group which she recently won with a 6800 and was very proud of that achievement. She also played cards with the Clarkston Friday Bridge group, the Thursday CAI Bridge group, her 2 table Bridge Club, her poker club and she enjoyed playing bridge with friends every Saturday. She would play pinochle with anyone and all and could “school” anyone in cribbage. Amanda was a member of the Elks Club B.P.O.E. 810 and a member of the Altar Guild at Christ Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 27, 2007 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 5987 Williams Lk. Rd., Waterford. Pastor John Negele will officiate.
Visitation: Thursday from 7:00-9:00 PM and Friday from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford and at church on Saturday after 10:00 AM.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or Samaritan Care Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.