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.