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Frederick Duever

Frederick Duever

Name: Frederick W. Duever

Age: 72

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: July 27, 2021

Date of Birth: May 27, 1949

Date of Passing: July 23, 2021

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday, July 27th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel with Dede Russell officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 Monday. Memorials may be made to the Huron County Nature Center.

Family of the Deceased

Fred is survived by his wife of 48 years Pat; children Meagan of Athens, Georgia, Aaron of Pigeon, Gretchen Railling of Montrose and Kyle of Elkton; and granddaughters Olivia, Avery and Casey.

Biography

Frederick W. Duever Jr, 72, of Elkton passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at home under hospice care. Fred was born May 27, 1949 in Pigeon to the late Friedrich W. and Anna (Haas) Duever Sr. He graduated from Laker High School in 1967 and studied agriculture at Michigan State University. He married Patricia Cavanaugh on March 18, 1973 in Bad Axe. Fred was a farmer and operated a logging/firewood business selling firewood in Metro Detroit . Fred was generous and often gave to causes anonymously. He was generous with his time helping out neighbors and at the Chandler Presbyterian Church. He loved the outdoors, puttering in his shed, visiting parks and historic sites, and he was known for never missing an auction. He adored his granddaughters and finding special little gifts for them.


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Jeffrey Kroll

Jeffrey Kroll

Name: Jeffrey John Kroll

Age: 66

Hometown: Sebewaing

Funeral Date: July 29, 2021

Date of Birth: February 07, 1955

Date of Passing: July 23, 2021

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Juengel-Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 2-8pm. The funeral service will be Thursday, July 29, 2021 at New Salem Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Visitation will begin at 10am until the time of service at 11am. Pastor William Mayhew will be officiating. He will be laid to rest near his parents at Northlawn Cemetery in Sebewaing. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make contributions in his memory are asked to consider donating to New Salem Lutheran Church, Sebewaing Township Fire Department or the Sebewaing Township Ambulance. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Jeff will forever be remembered by his wife of 44 years, Lois Kroll; daughter, Stephanie (Matthew) Welch; son, Jonathon (Randi) Kroll; 5 grandchildren: JoAn, Hanna and William Welch, Anna and Wesley Kroll; sisters: Susan (Michael) Mahoney, Sherry Dutcher, and Leslie (James) Fox; and many more extended family and friends.

Biography

Jeffrey John Kroll, age 66, of Sebewaing, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Bay City on February 7, 1955 to John and Joan (Early) Kroll. On August 21, 1976 he wed Lois Kundinger at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Together they became the proud parents of two children. Jeff was an avid part of the local community. He was the owner and operator of Kundinger and Kroll, Inc. in Sebewaing for 41 years. Jeff was an active member of New Salem Lutheran Church and served on the board of education, church council, and as treasurer for many years. He proudly served on the Sebewaing Fire Department for 28 years, most of them as chief. Jeff also served many years on the Sebewaing Ambulance. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, in addition to a lifetime member of the Sebewaing Sportsmen’s Club.


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Tom MacMillan

Tom MacMillan

Name: Tom MacMillan

Age: 61

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: July 26, 2021

Date of Birth: May 19, 1960

Date of Passing: July 21, 2021

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Visitation will held on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 2 pm until the service time at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family would appreciate memorials be offered to help with funeral expenses. If you wish to offer your condolences to Tom’s family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Tom is survived by one brother – Donald J. (Joyce) MacMillan of Bad Axe. Four sisters – Karen Lasceski of Bad Axe, Sue (Bill) Streib of Marion, OH, Darlene MacMillan of Bad Axe, and Nancy (Carl) Ziemba of Bad Axe. Special nephew – Stephen MacMillan of Bad Axe. Tom will be missed by nieces and nephews, Marcy Ervick and husband Caleb, Michael MacMillan and wife Stephanie, Michelle MacMillan and special friend Erick, Brian MacMillan and special friend Beth, Kevin MacMillan and wife Emily, Daniel Ziemba, Several great-nieces and nephews, Abby, Zoe, Riley, Nick and Molly, Logan and Leah, Archer and Beckett, as well and many cousins and many, many friends.

Biography

Tom MacMillan, age 61, of Bad Axe, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at McLaren Lapeer Region surrounded by family. He was born on May 19, 1960 in Detroit, son of the late Donald and Dolores (LaPratt) MacMillan. Tom was an incredibly strong and compassionate man, always available to help anyone. Never said no to any request for help, no matter what the situation. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, (fishtillyagetone). Hanging out with friends and family, young and old, and making sure that a lesson was learned when a mistake was made.


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Sue Capling

Sue Capling

Name: Sue Bearss Capling

Age: 81

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: April 26, 1940

Date of Passing: July 20, 2021

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Sue’s wishes, cremation will take place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A private memorial service will be held with burial at Colfax Township Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be offered to: FIRST Foundation (Ichthyosis and related skin types) PO Box 1067, Lansdale PA 19446; 1-800-545-3286 Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Sue is survived by her husband, Peter Burns Capling of Bad Axe; her children: Megan Capling (significant other, Dean Deering) of Bad Axe, Peter Burns Capling II of Manchester, Todd Capling of Bad Axe and Kristen Capling (husband, Naeem Haider) of Holland; her grandchildren: Kelsey Capling, Kali Capling, Kyle Capling, Sean Capling, Kora Capling, Morgan Capling, Kamran Haider, Amira Haider and Soriah Haider; three great-grandsons: Orion Fibranz, Preston Capling and Parker Capling. She is also survived by her siblings: Mark (Charlotte) Bearss and Nancy Kelley. Her beloved dog, Cindy, will also miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Bill Kelly.

Biography

Sue Bearss Capling, 81, of Bad Axe, passed away on July 20, 2021 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City, Michigan. She was born in Birmingham, Michigan on April 26, 1940 to the late Mark and Elna (Swayze) Bearss. Sue married the love of her life, Peter Burns Capling on December 29, 1962 at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, Michigan. They were married for 58 years and raised four children together. She was a nurse for many years; first at Huron County Medical Care Facility then to Huron Memorial Hospital then went on to hospice and home care. Sue enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, spending time at Clear Lake, Michigan at her cottage and refinishing wood work.


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Patricia Patterson

Patricia Patterson

Name: Patricia Fern Patterson

Age: 83

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: July 24, 2021

Date of Birth: August 21, 1937

Date of Passing: July 19, 2021

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 am at the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church in Bad Axe. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Visitation will held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 3 – 7pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, or Saturday at the church from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Sunday School or the Thumb Animal Shelter. If you wish to offer your condolences to Patricia’s family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her daughter, Tammy Elenbaum, Bad Axe and daughter-in-law, Gina Patterson, Bad Axe. Four grandchildren: Travis Elenbaum (Cindy, fiancée), Caseville, Joshua Elenbaum, Owendale, Ethan Patterson (Cassandra, fiancée), Saginaw and Nicole Patterson, Bad Axe. Six great-grandchildren: Blain, Janessa, Alivia, Devin, McKenna and Mariah. Sister and brother-in-law: Kay and James McCormick, Clearwater, FL. Nieces and Nephews: Dr. Robert McCormick, Charleston, SC., Laura McCormick, Hesperia, CA., Mark(Radene) Kumaus, Traverse City, and Kathy Kumaus, Greensboro, NC. Patricia was proceeded in death by her husband, Donald L. Patterson, her son, Michael L. Patterson, grandson, Brandon S. Elenbaum.

Biography

Patricia Fern Patterson, age 83, of Bad Axe, affectionately known as “Granny” to close family and friends, passed away July 19, 2021. Patricia was born August 21, 1937 to the late Monroe and Helen (Campbell) Schultz. On December 21, 1957, she was united in marriage to Donald L. Patterson at First Presbyterian Church in Bad Axe. He proceeded her in death April 2, 2014. Patricia graduated from Elkton High School. She graduated from Saginaw General Hospital School of Nursing, attended Saginaw Valley State University and Ferris State University. Her Registered Nursing career included Scheurer Hospital and Sunny Acres Nursing Center. From 1965-2011, she worked as a director of nurses, administrator, and owner of Sunny Acres built by her parents. Patricia was a professor at St. Clair Community College. Patricia attended First Presbyterian Church in Bad Axe over the recent years. She played piano, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and participated in the hand bell choir until she turned 81 years. In past years, she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elkton. She was a Sunday School teacher, choir member and certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church. She had an amazing faith that inspired other people. Her interests included pencil drawings, china painting, music, public speaking, dramatic readings, Bible study and needle work. She travelled many places: Alaska, Germany, Maine, Florida and Hawaii to name a few. She never turned down an offer for an adventure or outing with family or friends.


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Ivan Adkins

Ivan Adkins

Name: Ivan Blain Adkins

Age: 96

Hometown: Port Hope

Funeral Date: July 21, 2021

Date of Birth: November 12, 1924

Date of Passing: July 16, 2021

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Flint Memorial Cemetery chapel on Dort Highway, Mt. Morris, Michigan, officiated by Pastor Sean McCoy of Ascension Lutheran Church, East Lansing, Michigan. Memorials may be offered to: St. John Lutheran Church, Port Hope or the Thumb Animal Shelter in Elkton. Condolences at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com.

Family of the Deceased

Ivan is survived by his daughters Onalee (Gordon) Summers, Sherry (James) Fent and six grandchildren: Scott (Karla) Barcey, Brian Barcey, Todd (Tracy) Barcey, Lucas (Serenity) Summers, Frances (Michael) Hoffmeyer and Laura (Michael) Osminski. He also is survived by 19 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Allan Blain Adkins in 1992.

Biography

Ivan Blain Adkins, 96, of Port Hope, passed away on July 16, 2021. Ivan was born in Redman, Missouri on November 12, 1924 to the late Roscoe and Gladys (Ezell) Adkins. In April, 1942 at age 17, Ivan joined the U.S. Navy to serve his country during World War II. He married Frances Marie Rearance shortly thereafter and they were blessed with three children. After Fran’s passing in 1978, Ivan married Betty Wiggins and they moved to Port Hope, living on the shore of Lake Huron, which he affectionately called “Big Blue.” She passed away May 19, 2021. Ivan worked much of his life for Quality Linen Company and later co-owned Wig’s Bar with Betty in Burton, Michigan. He found time to earn his high school diploma from Flint Central High School in 1968 and to attend Flint Community College. Ivan was an outgoing, cheerful, generous man who loved and lived life to the fullest. His greatest joys in life were his family, his dog, his church, fishing, and a glass of wine at 4:30 p.m. He believed that every day was a gift from God that should be celebrated and praised.


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Robert Dast

Robert Dast

Name: Robert Junior Dast

Age: 95

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: July 24, 2021

Date of Birth: November 05, 1925

Date of Passing: July 09, 2021

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Saturday, July 24th at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Berne with Rev. Steve Neuman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 Friday, July 23rd at the Champagne Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service Saturday in church. Memorials may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Berne. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Bob is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Barbara (John) Geer of Monroe and son Carl (Emily) of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren Meghan (Rick) Goltowski, Erin Geer, Keith, Kevin and Katey Dast; step-grandchildren John (Michelle) Geer, Jessica (Tye) Rod, and Keghan Jensen; great-grandchildren Maisyn and Rowen Goltowski; step-great-grandchildren Ethan, Bradan, and Riley Rod, Cadynce and Madalyn Geer; sister-in-law Florence (Gerald) Decker of Bay City. He was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Leon Dast.

Biography

Robert Junior Dast, 95, of Pigeon, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon. Bob was born November 5, 1925 in Bay Port to the late Carl and Alice (Jaster) Dast. He attended Quarry Country School through the 6th grade and graduated from Bay Port High School in 1944 as valedictorian. He entered the US Army on July 11, 1944 training at Camp Roberts, California in heavy weapons. From there he traveled by ship to the island of Leyte in the Philippines. He was assigned to the First Field Hospital. He received an honorable discharge on July 29, 1946. In 1952 he became a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church- Berne. On June 29, 1957 he married Mary M. Diebel at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Berne. He was employed by the Wallace Stone Quarry, retiring in 1991 after 43 years of employment.


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