BACA EUGENE S. March 11, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Elenor. Dearest father of Ken (Pat), Stanley, Sue Kosal (Ron), Bernie (Colleen), John (Ann) and the late Sr. Elaine. Leaves 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Member of the Pvt. Lyskawa- William P. Tutro VFW Posts. Visitation Thursday 9 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul. Mass 9:30 a.m. Rosary Wednesday 6 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home. 19111 W. Warren www.sajewskifh.com
BERGER ELLIOT "LARRY" 92 of Livonia, died March 12. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Rosemary. His brother Norman (Rosa) and sister Ellen (the late Milton). He was a devoted father to his children by birth and marriage- Ellen, Laurel, Brian, Diana, and Tom. He was a loving Papa to his granddaughter Bria, and to Jess, Jesse, Colette, and Max. He is also mourned by caring cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. SERVICES TODAY, 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT THE BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
BILOT EUGENE G. 89 of Newark, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at his home. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (James) Ellfeldt and Renee (James) Foust of Pennsylvania. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of four. Brother of Carl (Phyllis) Bilot and Ray (Gloria) Bilot. Eugene was predeceased by his granddaughter Christianna, great-grandson Aiden, and siblings Marguerite (Stanley) Bor, Katherine (George) Richter, Joseph (Anne) Bilot, Walter (Virginia) Bilot, Francis Bilot, and George Bilot. He worked for ITT World Communications for 25 years retiring in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army. Visitation today 3-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, MI. Please share a memory of Eugene at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
BROWNE JOHN "FX" March 11, 2012 Age 76 peacefully at home in Bloomfield Hills. Founder and president of John F.X. Browne & Associates in Bloomfield Hills where he serviced the broadcast industry for 45 years. Beloved husband of Katherine "Kay" (formerly Mullen). Dear father of Mary Beth Reed (Brian), John Mullen (Cheryl), Meg Noble (Bill), Katie Nienstedt (Bill), Tom Mullen (Jerry Stevens) and Jane Fletcher (Greg). Grandfather of Casey, Allison, Johnny, Mary Kate, Clare, Billy, Cecile, Jack, Tommy, Erin, Colleen and Moira. Brother of Patsy Reisert (Bob), Mary Ellen Curnyn and Terry Logan (Don). Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Wednesday, 2-9p.m. Prayers 7p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 11a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins 10a.m. Memorial tributes to Missionary Sisters of Charity or Legionaries of Christ or Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
BURR KEVIN J. March 10, 2012. Age 49. Loving son of the late James and Ann Burr. Dear brother of Richard Burr. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousin, neighbors, and friends. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary 6 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Sylvester Church, 11200 Twelve Mile Road, Warren. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.
CISLO KATHLEEN ANN Age 76 of Howell, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Caretel Inns of Brighton. She was born July 21, 1935 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Leo T. and Frances C. (Carpenter) Bolen. Beloved wife of Robert T. Cislo whom she married July 5, 1957 in Redford, MI. Dear mother of Tom of Houston, TX, Chuck (Marilyn) of Novi, Tim (Barb) of Dallas, TX, Susie (Steve) Siep of Howell, Chris (Kristen) of Howell and Jeff (Kendra) of Highlands Ranch, CO. Nana of Nick Siep, Joey Siep, Matt Cislo, Madison Cislo, Lexi Cislo, Mikayla Cislo, Brandon Cislo and Kevin Cislo. Kathleen is also survived by her sister, Barb (Fred) Knapp of Sterling Heights and brother, Pat (Kathy) Bolen of Cheboygan. A Memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 a.m.) from MacDonald's Funeral Home, Howell. (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com.
CONFLITTI VIRGINIA Age 92, March 12, 2012. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Beloved mother of Joan (Gary) Heaphy, Mary Ellen (Kenneth) Keller, Kathy (Gerald) Turlo and Lori (Edward) Ludtke. Grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of five. Visitation today, Tuesday 5-9 pm and tomorrow, Wednesday 1-9 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile, Livonia. Celebration of Life Ceremony at 10 am Thursday at the funeral home. Burial at Holy Sepulchre. Virginia's family asks that memorials be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or to the Salvation Army. Attendees are kindly asked not to wear black. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com.
DeYONKER MARY PATRICIA (NEE REINKE) of Harrison Township passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, five days short of her 87th birthday. An active Catholic, Mary Pat loved being in the outdoors, camping, being with her WOW friends, many crafts, walking, traveling, taking pictures wherever she went, making albums, and cheerfully worrying on everyone's behalf. She enjoyed her years as a Campfire Girl Leader. A big-time smiler, she loved to laugh, un-cap a beer, and make those around her feel special. A life-long homemaker and Mom, she worked as a bookkeeper for various local businesses following the passing of her husband. In her later years she treasured her summers in Lupton watching the loons on Henderson Lake. She is predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and Paul Reinke, her beloved husband Wilbert DeYonker, son Ronald, brother Jim, and daughter Geralyn, and survived by sisters Agnes (Gene) and Barbara (Gerald), brother David (Barbara), along with children Denise, Diane (Jim), Steve (Sue), Kevin (Donna), and Ken (Marge), eleven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Visitation 1-9pm Wednesday with 6pm Rosary at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home; 31730 Mound Rd. in Warren. In state Thursday 9:30am until time of Mass, 10am at St. Anne Catholic Church; 32000 Mound Rd. in Warren.
DiNICOLA ANNA March 10, 2012. Age 86 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Anselmo. Loving mother of Dario (Karen) DiNicola, Teresa (Marty) DeLoach, Tony (Inna) DiNicola. Dear sister of 10. Dearest grandma of Philip, Kristin, Carly, Dustin, Rachel, and Ava. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. A special place in her heart for Adele Morelli. Anna will be deeply missed by many family and friends. Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2-9 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home 23701 Ford Rd. (313) 278-5100. Funeral Thursday 9:00 a.m. in state with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Church of the Divine Child. Entombment at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
ENGEL HOWARD Beloved husband of Stacey Engel. Cherished father of Regina Engel and David Howard (Cathy) Engel Jr. Loving grandpa of Tanya Lazich, Tricia Schmidt and Alie Schmidt. Proud great grandpa of eight. Also survived by his loving companion and service dog Chloe. SERVICES 11 AM WEDNESDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com.
FRIEDMAN MARY Beloved wife for 59 years to the late Sam Friedman. Loving mother of Shelly (Marlin) Berg and Candace Friedman. Dear grandmother of Fred (Carol) Berg and Paul (Kariann) Berg. Proud great-grandmother of Benjamin, Rachel and Samantha Berg. Cherished sister of the late Louis (Florence) Sweet and the late Marvin Sweet. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 2:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK. ARRANGEMENTS WITH HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622.
JOHNSON DOROTHY JEAN RICHARDSON Age 76, mother of Kenneth D. (Katrina) Johnson, Keith Johnson and Karen Johnson (also deceased), grandson: Kenneth D. Johnson II. Dorothy was a retired High School Counselor and English Teacher, and Real Estate Agent.; alumni of Wayne State University (M.S.) and Clark Atlanta University (B.A.). Visitation on Thursday 3- 9pm at Swanson Funeral Home (Westside Chapel) 14751 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48235. Funeral Services at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235. Visiting begins Friday at 10:30am until 11am Funeral Service. Condolences may be sent to Swanson Funeral Home.
KERRIGAN THOMAS Of Brighton, formerly of Westland, MI and County Mayo, Ireland, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2012 at age 90. Preceded in death by his wife, Mae and second wife, Gladys; daughter, Shirley Stefansky; and 16 of his siblings. Survived by his loving children, John (Kathy), Michael (Tammie), and Patricia (Tom) McKenzie; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Andrew; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and dear friends. Mass of the Resurrection from St. Patrick Parish, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton, Thursday 10:30 a.m. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 East Main St., Brighton, Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday at church, one hour prior to Mass. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. For further information please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Home at 810-229-2905 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.
KEYS CAL He is survived by his Long Time Friend, Lenny Newman. Devoted friend of Ginny Walker. Also survived by many loving cousins, other family members, and friends. SERVICES WEDNESDAY, 12 Noon AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT BETH ABRAHAM CEMETERY, or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
KRUSZEWSKI JOSEPH of Detroit and formerly of Hamtramck, died Saturday, March 10, 2011. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his loving children, Leonard (Gail) Kruszewski, Michael (Beverly) Czarnecki, Rose (Richard) Yagloski, Jacqueline Zalenka; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Kruszewski; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Joseph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Genevieve; children, Stanley Czarnecki, Robert Czarnecki, Barbra Czarnecki; siblings, Alexander Kruszewski, Wallace Kruszewski, Walter Kruszewski, Mary Flisnik, and Stella Baranski. Funeral Mass will be at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, 2730 Caniff, Hamtramck, on Wednesday, March 14, at 10:30 AM. Fr. Andy Wesley to officiate. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI. Visitation will be at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty, Milford, on Tuesday 5-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Detroit Public Television. For further info please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Home at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com
MAGEAU ELIZABETH (BETTY) Age 91, of Canadian Lakes, passed away in her sleep early Saturday morning March 10, 2012. She was born October 15, 1920 in Bay City. Betty was 91 years old and enjoyed a 62 year marriage to Fred. Betty was always very vibrant and active whether it was as a mother, teacher, or spouse. Betty taught school for over 20 years Fifth Grade Mathematics and Science. Surviving is her husband Fred; son Mark (Colleen) Mageau; daughter Denise (John) Alberts. In addition, she had six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There will be a Funeral Mass held Saturday March 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Remus, MI. Arrangements entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.
McGRATH SR. JOAN (GERARDINE) I.H.M. Age 89, died March 11, 2012. Beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 2-7:30 p.m. at the I.H.M. Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe, MI with Prayers at 3 p.m. and funeral service on Thursday at 10 a.m. Memorials to the I.H.M. Retirement Fund. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home, (734) 241-9300.
MEYER WENDELL A. March 10, 2012 at age 93. He is survived by his wife Irene, three children; Gary Meyer (Shirley), Cynthia Montoya (Ronald), Karen Diederichs (Mark), four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three brothers. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers Association.
MORAN NORMA J. Age 80. March 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Patrick A. Moran. Loving mother of William L. "Larry", Cheryl (Jimmy) Gardiner, and Patty (Doug) Gordon. Dear grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 31. Sister of Richard and Fred Marquette. Visitation Wednesday 1:30-6 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Thursday, in state 10 a.m. until the time of Service at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 25630 Grand River in Redford. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the American Cancer Society.
PREY ARLENE 70, of White Lake, formerly of Southfield and Farmington Hills, died March 11, 2012. Arlene is the loving mother of Marc (Jeanette) and Todd (Kimberly). Cherished grandmother of Beau, Jack, Makenna, and Mason. Beloved sister of Edward Wilson and Carol Rutter. Dear sunt of Scott, Mark, and Stacey Wilson. Funeral service Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. service time. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes suggested to Humane Society, michiganhumane.org or American diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org. heeney-sundquist.com
RAND SARAH Dear mother of Cindy (Jeff) Madgy. Loving grandmother of Jackie Madgy and Pam (Elon) Friedman. Devoted great-grandmother of Ava Friedman. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Wife of the late Jack Rand. Sister of Isadore Lofman and Molly Pianko. GRAVESIDE SERVICES TODAY, 11 A.M. AT THE BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN LIVONIA. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, (248) 406-6000 or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.
SCHEIDT BERNADINE "BEE" CURRY DUBAY 89 of Hot Springs, passed away November 3 2011 at Castle Manor Senior Care Center in Hot Springs. She was born 1922 in Trout Creek, Michigan. The youngest of seven children, most of whom had left home at the time of her birth, Bee soon moved with her parents, Johnson and Virginia Curry, and an older sister, Marguerite, to Detroit, Michigan where she resided the next thirty years. Her marriage to William Dubay in 1942 was fruitful and Bee gave birth to thirteen children over a period of 24 years. The growing family moved in progression to southern Florida, northern Michigan and then to southern California where Bill died in 1967, leaving Bee with nine children still at home. Bee then moved her family to Lake Worth, Florida, where she served on the board of the state PTA, and finally to Sacramento, California where her two youngest finished school. Finally on her own, Bee purchased an RV to look for places she had not seen. She soon met a fellow RV enthusiast and in 1988 Bee married Edward Scheidt. Bee and Ed spent several years traveling before settling first in southern Arizona and eventually retiring to Florida where Ed passed away in 2006. Following Ed's death Bee remarked that she was not getting married again the men died too soon. In her final months, Bee was looking forward to reuniting in paradise with her dad, her brothers Dorias and Ray, her sisters Laura, Lenore, Ada and Marguerite, and her husbands, Bill and Ed. Bee is survived by her thirteen children: William Jr. (Diane), Marianne Marler (Raymond), Suzanne Baugus (Victor), David, Phillip (Carol), Diane, Yvonne Zuchowski (Richard), Elizabeth, Mary Lou Werthmann (Mark), Johnson, Andrew (Cheryl), Margaret Simpson (Gregory), Robert (Cathy), and her 51 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be very missed, but will live forever with love in our "memories." Her long and beautiful life will be celebrated at a family gathering in Santa Barbara, California where she will be buried with her first husband, the father of her children. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sturgis, South Dakota. An online guest register is available at www.blackhillsfuneralhome.com.
SEEM ALBERT E. March 10, 2012 Age 86. Loving husband of the late Monica. Dearest father of Donna (Ron) Sowa. Dear Grandfather of Jeffrey (Kim) Sowa, Kimberly (Patrick ) Hannah. Great-grandfather of Luke and Helena. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Tuesday 4 - 9 p.m. Family to meet Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home for the final viewing, with procession to the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for a 12 Noon service. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com
SHELDEN DONALD Husband of Doris Shelden. Devoted father of Debra (William Setten) Shelden and Lori (Robert Bliss) Shelden. Proud grandfather of Nicholas and Joshua Setten. Cherished brother of Aaron (Mildred) Shelden and the late Dr. Warren (Marjorie) Shelden. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. SERVICES 1:30 PM WEDNESDAY AT HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248) 543-1622. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.hebrewmemorial.org
SMOTER HELEN O. (NEE PHILLIPS) March 11, 2012. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Glynn Lootens and the late John Smoter. Dearest mother of Barbara (Dan) Rymill and Marilyn (Paul) Lachowicz. Loving grandmother of Paul, Gregory (Lynn), Matthew (Debra), Robert (Monique), Jonathan and Andrew. Proud great grandmother of eight. Dear sister of Phyllis Hall, Harold (Olga) Phillips, Doris McGuffin, Betty (John) Kinney and Patty Struthers. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 pm. Funeral Thursday 10:00 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
STEWART PATRICIA ANN Age 81, of Warren, died March 11, 2012. Beloved wife of I.D. Stewart. Loving mother of Roy (Susie), and April (Martin) Lapansie. Proud grandmother of Tolly, Sarah, Valerie, Jennifer, Katlyn, and Isaac. Great grandmother of Kali, Zayden, and Ivan. Dear sister of Barbara Smith. Also loved by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile), Warren. Service Thursday 11:00 am at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Garfield at Clinton River Rd., Clinton Township. ahpeters.com
THOMPSON KENNETH Age 53, of Southfield. Died February 22, 2012 after a brave battle with heart disease. Dearest husband of Ann (Lindemann). Beloved father of Katy (Nick) Ploch. Loving brother of Dave (Sherry) Thompson, Susan Tozer, Mary (Michael) Joiner, Robert Thompson, the late John Gray, Dave (Laura) Lindemann, Laura (Randy) Ferguson. Preceded in death by parents Ken and Virginia Thompson and Eleanor Osborn. A memorial service will be held March 31st at St. David's Episcopal Church in Southfield.
Turecki-Kaiser Jennifer Suddenly March 10, 2012. Age 44 of Plymouth. Beloved wife of Chuck Kaiser. Loving daughter of Ron and Marylin Turecki. Dear mother of Matt Spindler and Lucy Kaiser. Dear sister of Bill (Cari) Turecki, Deb (Jim) Graettinger, Gwen Turecki and Jeff Turecki. Cherished aunt of Alex, Emily, Rachel and Evan. Funeral Service Thursday 1 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 West Ann Arbor Rd., (between Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Compassion International or St. Jude Children's Hospital. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com
Turner Thomas W. JR., 75, died at home, March 12, 2012 after a long illness. Beloved husband of Margaret, dear father of Debra (Doug) Nikoriuk, Dawn (John) Piascik, Carrie (Donald) Wieck and Christina (David) Guffy. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Delphine O'Brien and the late Elizabeth Self. Visitation Thursday 1-6 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic), Warren with a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Memorials to American Heart Association and Hospice of Henry Ford appreciated by family. ahpeters.com
WRIGHT CATHERINE Of Ann Arbor, MI, age 62 died of ovarian cancer on March 7, 2012. Cathie was born June 18, 1949 in Jackson, Michigan to Walter and Georgia (Parcher) Rutledge. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Hayes in 2007; a brother Mark; and her parents. She graduated from the University of Michigan and in 1990 became the first female Power Controller in the state. Cathie retired from Consumers Energy Company with 35 years of service, and then worked for the Michigan Electric Transmission and International Transmission Companies. In lieu of a service, Cathie requested that anyone who knew Hayes or herself, say a prayer for them. Cremation has taken place and she will be interned with her son, Hayes at Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, MI Please visit, www.niefuneral homes.com to share a memory or sign the guestbook.