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Anita Voelker

Anita Voelker

Name: Anita Caroline Voelker

Age: 94

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: March 28, 2015

Date of Birth: November 04, 1920

Date of Passing: March 24, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. David Stewart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Grandlawn Cemetery immediately following. Memorials may be made to Bay Shore Camp, Sebewaing Michigan or Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon, Michigan. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com Visitation at Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon: Friday, March 27 2-9 p.m. and at Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon: Saturday, March 28 9 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children, Carol (Bill) Moran of Colchester, Vermont, Faye Ignash of Birmingham, Donna (Marvin) Thompson of Redford, Janice (Chuck) Lipp of Lake Jackson, Texas, Ross (Noreen) Voelker of Pigeon, and David (Melissa) Voelker of Plant City, Florida; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; brother-in-law, Donald Voelker of Des Moines, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Otto, a son-in-law, Duane Ignash, three sisters, and four brothers.

Biography

Anita Caroline Voelker, 94 of Pigeon, went quickly to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 after a heart attack. Anita was born November 4, 1920 to William and Caroline (Yackle) Dietzel, and graduated in 1938 from Elkton High School. On June 28, 1947 she married Otto Roy Voelker in Elkton. They were married 66 years when Otto passed away May 14, 2013. She lived her life well to the last moment. Anita earned her diploma from the Hurley Hospital School of Nursing and worked in Fenton as a Registered Nurse. She returned to Elkton, worked at Scheurer Hospital, and met her future husband. Anita devoted her life to her husband and six children and family. She assisted her husband on the family farm where she lived for forty years. Together they encouraged their children to love the Lord and to do their best in life. She kept the family connected by communicating and coordinating frequent family gatherings. Her Spiritual life was the major thread though out her life. She was a faithful and active member of Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon. Anita was a lifelong supporter of Bay Shore Camp, volunteering in various capacities.


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Jeannette Schaper

Jeannette Schaper

Name: Jeannette Lynn Schaper

Age: 57

Hometown: Pigeon (Linkville)

Funeral Date: March 26, 2015

Date of Birth: February 23, 1958

Date of Passing: March 22, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 26, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Linkville, with Pastor Lee Wenskay officiating. Burial will be in Grandlawn Cemetery. Visitation at the church will begin at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Thumb Animal Shelter. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her seven siblings, Deb (Doug) Englehardt of Cass City, Diane (Gerald) Wildman of Sebewaing, Mary of North Dakota, Margie (Harold) Weisenbach of Sebewaing, Sandra (Tim) Samczyk of Caseville, William III of Linkville and Les (Tracy) Schaper of Pigeon. She is also survived by cousins, nieces & nephews.

Biography

Jeannette Lynn Schaper, 57 of Pigeon (Linkville), passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. Jeannette was born February 23, 1958 to William and Elizabeth Schaper. She enjoyed life; her favorite past time was visiting with friends and family, catching up on the latest news. She spent time doing arts & crafts, also making blankets. She had a real love for animals, especially the family dog "Sadie".


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Kenneth Townson

Kenneth Townson

Name: Kenneth G. Townson

Age: 75

Hometown: Meade Township

Funeral Date: March 26, 2015

Date of Birth: October 02, 1939

Date of Passing: March 23, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, March 26th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home – Gage Chapel in Kinde with Pastor Kathy Grimes from the First Presbyterian Church in Kinde officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm on Wednesday, March 25th at MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde and from 10 am until time of service on Thursday, March 26th. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the American Cancer Society or the local food banks. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Ken is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sheila; sons Kenneth (Maureen) Townson Jr. of White Lake and Allen Townson of Waterford; grandchildren Shannon, Rachel and Christopher; sister Barbara Autrey; brothers Daniel (Anne) Townson and John (Patricia) Parrish; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Ken’s special friends.

Biography

Kenneth G. Townson, 75, of Meade Township, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw. Kenneth was born on October 2, 1939 to the late George F. and Adeline (Draher) Townson in Pigeon, Michigan. On January 8, 1962, he married Sheila M. Mikeworth in Bad Axe. Ken retired from General Motors. He was in the U. S. Air Force in 1959 – 1961. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, working outside, playing cards especially Euchre, and was a friend of Bill.


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Betty Miller

Betty Miller

Name: Betty Irene Miller

Age: 88

Hometown: Caseville Township

Funeral Date: March 25, 2015

Date of Birth: June 07, 1926

Date of Passing: March 21, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am, Wednesday, March 25th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Howe officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm on Tuesday, March 24th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe with scripture service at 7 pm and from 10 am until time of service on Wednesday, March 25th at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Michigan Humane Society. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Betty is survived by her son Thomas (Laura) Miller of Oakland Township; daughters Sandra (Ron) Osantoski of Bad Axe and Deborah Espurvoa of Oak Beach; fifteen grandchildren: Kirstyn, Julia, Jordan, Rhonda, David, Mishell, Jacqueline, Robin, Nathan, Jamie, Rebecca, Jessica, Rachael, Alicia, and Sarah; twenty great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughters Elaine McIntyre, Janet Crandall, Cheryl Meinhold; grandson A.J.; and seven brothers and sisters.

Biography

Betty Irene Miller, 88, formerly of Caseville Township and Bad Axe, passed away on March 21, 2015 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan. Betty was born on October 18, 1926 to the late Henry and Theo May (Burlingame) Lewis in East Lansing. On June 7, 1947, she married Thomas “Barney” Miller. He preceded her in death on December 14, 1987. Betty was a graduate from Arthur Hills Saginaw High School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe and St. Roch Catholic Church in Caseville. Betty was a long time Huron County resident, living here for fifty years – twenty of those years in Caseville. She worked as the Credit Manager at the Sears store in Bad Axe for twenty years before she retired in 1988.


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Leon Storm

Leon Storm

Name: Leon H. Storm

Age: 77

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: April 18, 2015

Date of Birth: November 09, 1937

Date of Passing: March 21, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, Caseville, with Pastor Mike Goforth officiating. Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville is handling the arrangements. There will be another memorial service at a later date in Lake Orion. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Rose; children Melynda (Gilbert) Rushlau of Grand Rapids, Geoffrey (Debra) of South Carolina and Krista of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Jared, Camdyn, Shelby and Justin; and his sister Ardis (James) Pearce of Oxford.

Biography

Leon H. “Bud” Storm 77, of Caseville, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Bud was born November 9, 1937 in Pontiac to the late Leon B. and Catharine (Neeley) Storm. He graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1956. On January 26, 1963 he married Rose Cudnohufsky at Central Christian Church, Pontiac. He retired as the Lake Orion building inspector in 2004, and moved from Lake Orion to their home in Caseville at that time. He was a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, Oakland County 4-H, and a National Ski Patrolman. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and using his skills as a craftsman and gardener to beautify their home.


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Irene Berube

Irene Berube

Name: Irene E. Berube

Age: 80

Hometown: Owendale

Funeral Date: March 25, 2015

Date of Birth: December 04, 1934

Date of Passing: March 22, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon, with Father Craig Carolan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com Visitation at Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon: Tuesday March 24 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 11 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m

Family of the Deceased

She was the beloved mother of four daughters: Annie (Ronald) Kubacki of Ubly, Brenda (Richard) Baranski of Kinde, Debbie (Daniel) Papkey of Pigeon and Peggy (Alan) Licht of Pigeon. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Bradley and Cory Kubacki, Teri, Stephanie, and Jill (Sal) Cucchiara, Christopher (Marcie) and Matthew (fiance’ Erin Steele) Papkey, and Nathan (Jessica), Andrew (Angela), and Jordan Licht; and two great-grandchildren, Abigail Baranski and Jayden Papkey. Irene is predeceased by her granddaughter Kaylee Rae Licht; her parents; four brothers; and five sisters.

Biography

Irene E. Berube, age 80 of Owendale, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born in Brookfield Township on December 4, 1934 to Paul and Anna (Priester) Pavlicheck. Irene loved playing the lottery, doing word searches, some knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She trained to be a Nurses Aid at Hills and Dales Hospital in Cass City and worked at Huron Memorial Hospital in Bad Axe for 30 years, before retiring in 1990. Irene was a real people person. She worked at Grant Grocery and later at Ron’s Party Store in Elkton where she loved meeting with the customers.


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June Verbanic

June Verbanic

Name: June Verbanic

Age: 70

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: March 24, 2015

Date of Birth: October 20, 1944

Date of Passing: March 21, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11 am. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, MI. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery, MI. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Monday, from 5-8 pm. or Tuesday from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am.

Family of the Deceased

Survived by: mother-Shirley Bongiovanni of Bad Axe. 2 brothers-Thomas Bongiovanni of Rochester Hills. Donald Bongiovanni of Sterling Heights. Several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: her father-Charles Bongiovanni.

Biography

June Verbanic, age 70, of Bad Axe, MI passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe, MI. She was born on October 20, 1944 in Detroit, daughter of Charles and Shirley (Mueller) Bongiovanni. She married Brian Verbanic who has preceded her in death.


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Charles Bouck

Charles Bouck

Name: Charles A. Bouck

Age: 90

Hometown: Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: March 25, 2015

Date of Birth: October 24, 1924

Date of Passing: March 22, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 25, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. Rev. Craig Pillow, pastor will officiate with burial in Colfax Township. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, MI from 2 to 8 PM Tuesday and after 10 AM Wednesday. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Elkton United Methodist Church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Virginia; two children, Connie (Paul) Lennox of Fenton, MI and Donald (Nancy) Bouck of Bad Axe, MI; five grandchildren, Aaron Bouck, Ian (Hollie) Lennox, Chris (Sara) Bouck, Alicia (Dave) Konecny and Shawn Lennox; nine great grandchildren, Madysen, Kennedy, Seth, Annabelle, Evan, Aubree, Lydia, Brennan and Easton and his sister-in-law, Florence Iddings of Meade Township, MI. Preceding him in death were siblings, Floyd Bouck, Orville (Ruth) Bouck, Bill (Ruth) Bouck, Olin (Mae) Bouck, Verdalee (Waldron) Knechtel and Lillian (Carl) Kunsman.

Biography

Charles A. Bouck age 90 of Elkton, MI passed away, Sunday, March 22, at Huron County Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe, MI. He was born October 24, 1924, at the home of his parents, the late Roy and Anna (Heuckroth) Bouck in Chandler Township, MI. Chuck grew up in Chandler Township. and worked on the family farm with his father. On June 16, 1949, he was united in marriage to Virginia J. Badgley in Van Dyke, Michigan. They made their home and raised their family in Elkton, MI. Chuck left the farm and began working at Active Industries in 1949, retiring in 1986 with 37 years of service, Chuck was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church and past member of the Frank W. Hubbard Lodge F & AM, Elkton. He enjoyed fishing, camping with his family, gardening and riding his motorcycle. Chuck was a dedicated prankster who brought a smile to the life of everyone he met.


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A. PHILLIPS

A. PHILLIPS

Name: A. CHARLES PHILLIPS

Age: 63

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: March 22, 2015

Date of Birth: October 22, 1951

Date of Passing: March 20, 2015

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation for Charles will be Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-7pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home. Cremation will follow at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay City. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Margo Phillips of Harbor Beach, and daughters: Laura Phillips of Lansing, and Tonya Phillips-Roof and her husband Jake of Hope, New Jersey. He is also survived by his step-mother: Mary Jane Phillips of Caro, his siblings: David Phillips and his wife Shirley of Caro, Sandy VanDerpool and her husband Jerry of Kingston, and Kim Hawkins and her husband Rick of Cadillac, and his step-siblings: Janelle Dickinson and her husband Dan of Cass City, Faith Miller and her husband Jack of Caro, and Wayne Phillips and her husband Tammy of Caro.

Biography

CHARLES A. PHILLIPS, age 63 of Harbor Beach, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. He was born on November 22, 1951 in Caro to the late Charles and Mary Ann (Curry) Phillips. Charles and Margo Periard were united in marriage on June 15, 1974. Charles owned and operated Huron Laundry with his brother-in-law since 1986. He was also a former owner of the Hunter’s Inn in Bay City. Charles was a member of the Harbor Beach Rotary Club. He was an avid golfer and sports addict, he was always taking in as much sports as possible.


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Raymond Guza

Raymond Guza

Name: Raymond E. Guza

Age: 97

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: March 24, 2015

Date of Birth: January 31, 1918

Date of Passing: March 18, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Tuesday, March 24th at St. Felix Church in Pinnebog. Cremation will take place after the service. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm Monday, March 23rd at MacAlpine Funeral Home Gage Chapel in Kinde and on Tuesday, March 24th 10 am until time of service at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Raymond is survived by his sons Thomas Guza and special friend Karen of Caseville and Joseph (Linda) Guza of Cass City; grandchildren Carol (Todd) Smith of Cass City; great grandchildren Trinity, Drake, Alex and Jack Smith; brother Robert (Patricia) Guza of Gagetown; sisters Emma Howard of Caseville and Mary (Paul) Grab of Cape Coral, Florida; sisters in law Mary Guza of Gagetown, Theresa Guza of Verona; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Philip, Frank, John, Tom, Jerome and Clair Guza; sister Virginia Cracciola; and daughter in law Deborah Guza.

Biography

Raymond E. Guza, 97, of Port Austin, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2015 at Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Raymond was born on January 31, 1918 to the late John P. and Emma (Kappler) Guza in Ubly, Michigan. On September 2, 1946, he married Thelma Surprenant at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. She preceded him in death on February 1, 2001. Ray was in the U.S. Army in 1940 to 1945 where he fought in the Normandy Battle. He worked at the Port Austin Air Force base as a carpenter from 1963 to his retirement in 1979. Ray enjoyed hunting, shooting, and collecting antique engines and tractors.


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Mildred Kozfkay

Mildred Kozfkay

Name: Mildred Ann Kozfkay

Age: 77

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

Funeral Date: March 20, 2015

Date of Birth: July 10, 1937

Date of Passing: March 17, 2015

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral mass for Millie will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, with Fr. William Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation for Millie will be Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 1-8pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Friday will be at the church beginning at 10am until time of services at 11:30 am. A Parish Vigil Service will take place Thursday, at 7pm at the funeral home. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children: Karen Dore and her husband Ron of Deckerville, Dennis Kozfkay and his wife Vicki of Parisville, Donnie Kozfkay of Harbor Beach, Daniel Kozfkay and his wife Tammy of Bad Axe, Kimberly Sengstock and her husband Daryl of Port Hope, Dean Kozfkay and his wife Lisa of harbor Beach, and Kathy Elliott and her husband Shane of Palms, 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and her siblings: Lylan Kucharczyk of Gagetown, Delores Pawlowski of Harbor Beach, Pat Emerick and her husband Jack of Port Hope, Shirley Messing and her husband Alan of Ruth, Charles Swartz and his wife Judy of Harbor Beach, Bob Swartz and his wife Sherry of Harbor Beach, Jim Swartz and his wife Rita of Harbor Beach, and Fred Swartz and his wife Glenda of Harbor Beach. Millie was preceded in death by a great grandson Joel.

Biography

MILDRED ANN KOZFKAY, age 77 of Harbor Beach, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab Center of the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on July 10, 1937 in Harbor Beach to the late Norman and Angeline (Schroeder) Swartz. Millie and Norbert Kozfkay were united in marriage on June 2, 1956. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2012. Millie worked as a waitress for over 50 years. She served at Klump’s Restaurant, Randolph’s Restaurant, and Al’s Restaurant. She also worked as a meat cutter with her husband for many years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Harbor Beach Lioness Club. Millie enjoyed playing cards, playing bingo and enjoyed serving everyone in the restaurants with her big smile.


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Delores Haist

Delores Haist

Name: Delores E. Haist

Age: 78

Hometown: Lincoln Township

Funeral Date: March 20, 2015

Date of Birth: April 14, 1936

Date of Passing: March 16, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be 11 am Friday, March 20th at the First Baptist Church in Bad Axe with Pastor Jay T. Barsaleau officiating. Burial will be at New River Cemetery in Port Austin. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm on Thursday, March 19th at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and from 10 am until time of service on Friday, March 20th at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Delores is survived by her husband, Floyd, of 54 years; son Rick (Connie) Haist of Kinde; daughter Joy (Ted) Aichler of Saline; grandchildren Christopher and Amanda Haist of Kinde; brother Kenneth Hall of Bad Axe; sister Eleanor Hall of Bad Axe; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Thrushman and brothers Melvin, Clarence and Clifford Hall.

Biography

Delores E. Haist, 78, of Lincoln Township, passed away on March 16, 2015 at McLaren Bay Regional Hospital in Bay City. Delores was born on April 14, 1936 to the late Fred & Mary (Pochert) Hall in Port Hope. Delores graduated from Port Hope High School in 1954. Delores was a member of First Baptist Church in Bad Axe. She married J. Floyd Haist on November 25, 1960 in Howell, Michigan. Delores was a dedicated homemaker, enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.


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Ronald Mancini

Ronald Mancini

Name: Ronald B. Mancini

Age: 73

Hometown: Dwight Township, MI

Funeral Date: March 21, 2015

Date of Birth: September 09, 1941

Date of Passing: March 09, 2015

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 21, 2015 at 2pm at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde. Visitation will be held from 12pm until the time of service at 2pm.

Family of the Deceased

Ronald is survived by his wife, Vicki; two children, Mark (Therese) Mancini of Shelby Township and Matthew (Carrie) Mancini of Bad Axe; and four grandchildren, Hannah, Liam, Noelle, and Alaina.

Biography

Ronald B. Mancini, 73, of Dwight Township, died Monday March 9, 2015 at McClaren Bay Region Health Care in Bay City. He was born September 9, 1941 in Detroit, son of the late Vincent and Bertha (Sikkelee) Mancini. Ronald married Vicki Orebaugh on January 13, 1966 in Mount Clemens. After vacationing in the “Thumb Area” for years, Ronald moved from Mt. Clemens to Dwight Township after retiring from Ford Motor Company in 1996. He enjoyed anything mechanical, as well as camping and the out of doors.


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John Gettel III

John Gettel III

Name: John Jacob Gettel III

Age: 75

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: May 09, 2015

Date of Birth: July 24, 1939

Date of Passing: March 02, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sand Point. Memorials may be made to Scheurer Hospital. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife, MaryAnne Gettel of Pigeon; sons, John Jacob “Jay” Gettel IV and his wife Kimberly of Brighton, Andrew Davis “Andy” Gettel and his wife Nicki of Apopka, Florida, and Charles DeRutte “Charlie” Gettel of Superior, Colorado; grandchildren: Nicole E. Gettel, John J. Gettel V, Sean W. Gettel, Hannah F. Gettel, Andrew D. Gettel II, Curtis N. Gettel, Emily A. Gettel, and Jacob M. Gettel; James M. Tipton, Benjamin J. Tipton, and Victoria A. Tipton; and Dalton J. Gettel and Alyssa K. Gettel; great-grandson, Jordan; brother-in-law, Maurice “Bud” Martin of Mecosta; in-laws, Charles S. (Irma) McIntyre III, Marjorie (Jack) Hohman, and Lydia (Malcolm) Hughes; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Gettel Tipton; sister, Anne Martin; and brother-in-law John McIntyre.

Biography

John Jacob Gettel III, age 75 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Born in Bad Axe on July 24, 1939, he was the son of Otto and Jean E. (Lester) Gettel. He graduated from Snell “University” Rural School in Winsor Township, and graduated in 1957 from Pigeon High School. He attended Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Alma College. On May 8, 1958 he met MaryAnne McIntyre at a Pigeon High School dance, and they were married on January 31, 1961 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe. John worked from 1962-1978 for Monroe Automotive Equipment Company, then owned and operated a vending business with his son, which they later sold. John was a member of the “Irish” Club while living in Monroe, as well as the Jaycees and the MAECO Retirees Club. He was a former member of the Monroe Club and Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe. John was a member of the Audubon Society of Central Florida and the Scottish American Society, Central Florida, where he had served as treasurer for six years. He was a partner with the Las Olas Beach Club development. He attended the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Longwood, Florida, and was a member of the church vestry. John was a member of the Black River Ranch near Atlanta, Michigan and the Otsego Ski Club. He was also a member of the Sand Point Association, where he was formerly the historian, and was a co-founder of the Sand Point Mens Club. He attended St. John Episcopal Church, Sand Point, and had formerly attended Pigeon First United Methodist Church.


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