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Colonel Luvina Triplett

Colonel Luvina Triplett

Name: Colonel Luvina Joni Triplett

Age: 74

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: August 26, 2019

Date of Birth: October 09, 1944

Date of Passing: August 21, 2019

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Joni will be Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11 am at Elkton Missionary Church. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation for Joni will be at the church, on Monday, beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Arrangements are being handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home of Bad Axe. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Residential Hospice and Meadow Lane Memory Care for the wonderful care she received. Memories can be shared at www.Kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Joni is survived by her siblings: Marjorie (Gary) Frei of Rhodes, Kenneth (Maria) Wiederhold of Florida, Larry Wiederhold of Elkton, Linda (Ken) Wymer of Pinconning, Robert (Roslyn) Wiederhold of Davison, Colleen (James) Holmes of Mayville, Sandra (William) Erwin of Florida, Marsha (Thomas) Halka of Davisburg, Gail Prill of Mayville, Fay (Kenneth) Ignash of Elkton, Mark Widerhold of Elkton, and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Hazel and Edward Wiederhold, step-mother Allalee Wiederhold, her sister Betty Cox, brothers: Barry and Clark Wiederhold, sister-in-law Ruth Wiederhold, brother-in-law Paul Prill, two nieces, one nephew and one great niece.

Biography

Colonel Luvina (Joni) Triplett (USAF) (ret) went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living of Bad Axe. She was born on October 9, 1946 in Bad Axe to the late Edward and Hazel (Bouverette) Wiederhold. Joni graduated from Elkton Pigeon Bay Port High School in 1963. She graduated in 1967 from St. Mary’s School of Nursing of Saginaw. Military academic achievements include graduation from both the Air Command Staff College in seminar in 1983 and of the Air War College in seminar in 1986. She received notification of her promotion to Colonel on January 7, 1993. She worked for four years as a nurse at Atascadero State Hospital. She served at the tactical headquarters at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia during Desert Shield/Storm. During her reserve career she served with the 414th MSES Hospital at March AFB, the 68 AES at Norton AFB, the 67th AEF at Rickenbacher AFB, and the 146 AES at Van Nuys Air National Guard Base. She received her Chief Flight Nurse Wings while serving as a flight nurse. After retirement from the Air Force, Joni continued her studies of Spanish. She used those skills as an interpreter for the government. She spent a year in China, teaching English at Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Joni loved children and went on numerous medical missions to Honduras, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe to treat injured children and to tell them of the love of Jesus. Above all Joni loved Jesus and never forgot Him!


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Gary Bendrey

Gary Bendrey

Name: Gary E. Bendrey

Age: 70

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: August 24, 2019

Date of Birth: April 02, 1949

Date of Passing: August 17, 2019

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Gary's wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.   Cremation burial will take place at a later date at Port Austin Township Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 12 noon on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe.   Family and friends may gather from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Gary is survived by his daughters, Jodi (Mark) Kordyzon, Heather (Gary) Mimura, and Amanda Bendrey; his grandchildren: Owen, Seth and Molly Kordyzon, and Hailey and Hannah Mimura.  He is also survived by his special friend, Carol (Holly) Skidmore and her daughter, Lacy Draper and his siblings Ronald (Phyllis) Bendrey and Sharon (William) McPhee, and several nieces and nephews.

Biography

Gary E. Bendrey, 70, of Bad Axe, passed away on August 17, 2019 while under the care of Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. He was born on April 2, 1949 in Bad Axe, Michigan to the late Charles and Onalee (Henne) Bendrey. Gary graduated from North Huron High School then earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and went on to become a certified public accountant. Gary enjoyed reading about classic cars and corvettes and attending car shows. He was a history buff and enjoyed those types of books as well.  His children and grandchildren were important to him and he enjoyed visiting with them. He and his longtime friend, Holly, enjoyed spending time together and walking their dogs.


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Robert McKie

Robert McKie

Name: Robert William McKie

Age: 83

Hometown: Port Austin

Funeral Date: August 22, 2019

Date of Birth: December 29, 1935

Date of Passing: August 19, 2019

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Thursday, August 22nd at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon. Visitation will be 11-1 Thursday at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Father of Robert Jr. (Debbie), Michael (Ann), Sandra (KaWing) and Joanne. He was the delightful grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Robert received a volunteer recognition award for his dedicated service from Hume Township.

Biography

Robert William McKie, 83, of Port Austin died Monday, August 19, 2019 at Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon. Robert was born December 29, 1935 in Detroit. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ellen for 63 years. He was a dedicated member of the Pinnebog Watershed Committee. He continued to pursue active leadership and community involvement during retirement. He became Hume Township's Deputy Supervisor. Robert truly had a contentment for his life and would have had it no other way than to live in his paradise in Michigan's Thumb.


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Phyllis Tinsey

Phyllis Tinsey

Name: Phyllis Tinsey

Age: 65

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: August 22, 2019

Date of Birth: February 18, 1954

Date of Passing: August 19, 2019

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Phyllis will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home of Bad Axe. Burial will follow in New River Cemetery. Visitation for Phyllis will be Thursday, at the funeral home from 10 am until time of services at 1 pm.

Family of the Deceased

Phyllis is survived by her 3 sons: Dale (Cathy) Blackstock, Jr. of Bad Axe, Robert Blackstock of Bad Axe, Bryan Blackstock and special friend Ashley Hayden of Saginaw, 6 grandchildren: Casey, KayLee, McKenzie, Zoey, Elizabeth, Analee, her siblings: David Hiller of Bad Axe, Beverly Bivens of Kinde, Cecil Hiller of Bad Axe, Janet Hallock of Kinde, Sherry Hiller of Bad Axe, Shelly Vuillemot of Bad Axe, Sharon Hiller of Bad Axe, her special friend Great Aunt Mary Forbing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Tinsey, siblings: Darlene Hiller, Gary Hiller, Karen Hiller, and special friend Eugene Champagne.

Biography

Phyllis Tinsey, age 65, of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 18, 1954 in Bad Axe, daughter of the late Durelle and Alvertia (Armstead) Hiller. Phyllis enjoyed quilting, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren.


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Judith Marion

Judith Marion

Name: Judith Marion

Age: 74

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: August 28, 2019

Date of Birth: September 09, 1944

Date of Passing: August 16, 2019

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe. Family has requested that donations be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church of Bad Axe, or St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Local arrangements made through the Knoblock Funeral Home, Kinde, MI.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her son, Joseph (Wendee Storms) Morris, of Ludington; her daughter, Lynda (John) Vargo of Bad Axe; and her Step Brother, Ralph (Katie) Babcock of South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, David, and her seven year old son, James C. Marion.

Biography

Judith Marion, 74 of Bad Axe, died on Friday, August 16 in Courtney Manor. She was born on September 9, 1944, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Lewanowski) Grum in Detroit, Michigan. She and David Marion were married on May 22, 1965. Having moved to Port Austin, they owned and operated Grindstone General Store. She was an advocate for mental health rights. And they owned and operated motels. Judy attended Art School in Phoenix, Arizona. She was an artist in many different mediums, she loved Art. She was also known as Driftwood Judy.


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Dorothy Whelihan

Dorothy Whelihan

Name: Dorothy Jean Whelihan

Age: 89

Hometown: Filion

Funeral Date: August 22, 2019

Date of Birth: November 29, 1929

Date of Passing: August 17, 2019

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11 am. at St. Hubert Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. Burial will be in St. Felix Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 2-8 pm. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe or Thursday at the church from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. If you wish to share memories, please visit www.Kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by: 2 daughters-Patricia (Robert) Schenk of Bad Axe. Brenda (Darrell) Mayle of Saginaw. 1 Son-Michael John Whelihan of Ubly. 1 brother-Donald Miller of Corona, CA. 1 sister-Norma Sackett of Casa Grande, AZ. 6 grandchildren-Shannon (Josh) Torres, Aaron Schenk and friend Shannon Augle, Ryan (Laura) Schenk, Dustin Tice, Courtney Tice and friend Josh Logan, and Jennifer Whelihan. 4 great grandchildren-Alex Tice-Logan , Hayleigh Baker-Tice, Mason Logan, and Sophie Logan. Predeceased by: 3 brothers-Jack, Orie, and Robert Miller. 4 sisters-Beatrice, Daisy, Beulah, and Eva. 1 great grandson-Cayden Schenk.

Biography

Dorothy Jean Whelihan, age 89, of Filion, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 29, 1929 in Pigeon, daughter of the late Norman and Tillie (Weinman) Miller. She married James T. Whelihan on June 26, 1948. He preceded her in death on August 10, 2006. Dorothy loved to cook, garden and bird watch.


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Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan

Name: Terry L Hogan

Age: 77

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: August 20, 2019

Date of Birth: February 05, 1942

Date of Passing: August 16, 2019

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be 2:00pm Tuesday, August 20th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Karen Bouverette officiating. Internment will be in Caseville Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of can tabs (bring 1 or 100) and/or donations to the Caseville Eagles FOE #3690 Scholarship Fund. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Terry is survived by his wife of 54 years Linda; son Sean (Andrea) of Caseville and daughter Niki (fiancé Pat Kennedy) of Farmington Hills; and five grandchildren Gabe and Nola Hogan, Aidan and Sela Lefler, and Whalen Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his brother Jim.

Biography

Terry L. Hogan, 77, of Caseville, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Terry was born February 5, 1942 in Nashville, Arkansas to the late Clarence and Mabel (Taylor) Hogan. After graduating from Rolla High School in Rolla, Missouri he joined the National Guard. He married Linda Zorn on August 21, 1965 in Marlette. He settled in Marlette and was trained by his father-in-law Orville Zorn in the meat business. He and his wife ran two successful grocery stores over a period of 43 years. Terry had a love for golf, his dog Bailey and collecting can tabs. He was a member of the Caseville Eagles.


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Arnold Timreck

Arnold Timreck

Name: Arnold A Timreck

Age: 97

Hometown: Port Hope

Funeral Date: August 19, 2019

Date of Birth: May 04, 1922

Date of Passing: August 15, 2019

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Arnold will be Monday, August 19, 2019 at 2 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope, with Rev. David Dodge officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation for Arnold will be Sunday, from 2-8 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Monday will be at the church beginning at 1 pm until time of services at 2 pm. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his nieces and nephews. Arnold was preceded in death by his sister Esther Burkhard.

Biography

ARNOLD A. TIMRECK, age 97 of Port Hope, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. He was born on May 4, 1922 in Port Hope to the late Otto and Emma (Thoms) Timreck. Arnold and Eva Gonzalez were united in marriage in Arlington, Texas, 1956. She preceded him in death on March 5, 1993. Arnold was a farmer his whole life. He enjoyed farming, playing bingo, and was a knowledgeable in the history of Port Hope. He was a member of the Port Hope Retirees and the St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope.


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Esther Burkhard

Esther Burkhard

Name: Esther E Burkhard

Age: 94

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: August 19, 2019

Date of Birth: December 14, 1924

Date of Passing: August 15, 2019

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Esther will be Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11 am, at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Ron Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation for Esther will be on Sunday, from 2-8pm, at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Monday will be at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. A scripture service will take place Sunday, at 7pm at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Esther is survived by her children: David (Mary) Burkhard of Port Hope, Daniel (Deb) Burkhard of Harbor Beach, Nancy (Dan) Hitchcock of Port Hope, Terry (Pam) Burkhard of Bay City, Ivan (Cricket) Burkhard of Bad Axe, Rich (Jean) Burkhard of Harbor Beach, Susan Keyes of Harbor Beach, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and a brother Arnold Timreck of Port Hope.

Biography

ESTHER E. BURKHARD, age 94 of Harbor Beach, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at McLaren Port Huron. She was born on December 14, 1924 in Port Hope, to the late Otto and Emma (Thoms) Timreck. She and Roland Burkhard were united in marriage on October 4, 1945. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1996. Esther was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide, and enjoyed puzzles, crocheting, gardening, and working on the farm.


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Roger Talaski

Roger Talaski

Name: Roger A. Talaski

Age: 65

Hometown: Bad Axe, Mi

Funeral Date: August 19, 2019

Date of Birth: June 01, 1954

Date of Passing: August 16, 2019

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Roger will be Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11 am at Kaufman Funeral Home of Bad Axe. Visitation for Roger will be Sunday, from 1-8pm at the funeral home. Visitation on Monday will be at the funeral home beginning at 10am until time of services at 11 am. Memories can be shared at www.Kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Roger is survived by his wife Debra Talaski of Bad Axe, Douglas (Tammy) Talaski of Filion, Melissa (Douglas Perry) Forbing of Livonia, 9 grandchildren: Brady, Chase, Paige, Kyle, Kasey (Mark), Konnor, Kaine, Kole, Kroy, 2 great grandchildren: Macee and Roger, his siblings: Lana (James) Lopiccola, Lynn (Dennis) Engelhart, Ricky (Linda) Talaski, Ronald (Brenda) Talaski, Lois Talaski, Sisters-in-law: Pennie (Russel) Rienas, Phyllis (Bob) Baxter, Theresa (David) Webb, and brothers-in-law: Ronald (Jessica) Grady, Richard Grady, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Roy Talaski, nephew Bradley Talaski, Mother and Father-in-law Charles and Nancy Grady, and brother-in-law Rodney Grady.

Biography

Roger A. Talaski, age 65 of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at his home, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 1, 1954, in Corona, California, to the late Elmer and Dorlene (Goniwicha) Talaski. He and Debra Grady were united in marriage on October 13, 1973 in Bad Axe. Roger served in the US Army during Vietnam for 10 years travelling the world. Roger was a foreman for Dan’s Excavating for over 20 years and helped change the lives of many young men. He enjoyed working, playing lottery, hunting, gardening, fishing, and was a member of Pheasants Forever. Roger and Debbie enjoyed travelling, going to car shows with his Red, 1966 Ford Pickup, and spending time with his family.


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June Priemer

June Priemer

Name: June A. Priemer

Age: 87

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: August 19, 2019

Date of Birth: June 08, 1932

Date of Passing: August 15, 2019

Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

June’s funeral service will be 1:00 pm Monday, August 19 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. June’s final resting place will be beside her loving husband, Joseph in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Helena. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Monday from 11:00 am until the service at 1:00 pm. June’s family wishes to extend their gratitude and thanks to the staff of Lakeview Extended Care Facility for the wonderful care they gave June. In Lieu of flowers, memorials have been requested to Lakeview Extended Care Facility in Harbor Beach or to June’s family, care of her daughter, Cindy Priemer. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for June’s family.

Family of the Deceased

June is survived by her four children, Cindy (Frank Hughes) Priemer of Ruth, Thomas (Karen) Priemer of Harbor Beach; Crystal (Marvin) Mosher of Fort Gratiot, Eric (Crystal) Priemer of Harbor Beach; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Harry (Ruth Ann) Walker of Sandusky, Gail Cain and her significant other, Robert Elliott of Florida, Zella Freiburger of Sandusky. June was preceded in death by four sisters and their husbands, Alma, Ruby, Hazel and Gladys; one brother-in-law, Ted Freiburger.

Biography

Mrs. June A. Priemer, 87 of Harbor Beach passed away Thursday morning, August 15 at the Lakeview Extended Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Harbor Beach. She was born on June 8, 1932 in Argyle to the late Daryell and Gladys (Vore) Walker. She married Joseph Priemer on February 16, 1952. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2012. June graduate from Deckerville High School at 16 and was crowned Homecoming Queen. She then moved to Detroit to work for Ma Bell. She worked as a waitress for various area restaurants including Charlie Klump’s, Harbor Light and Farmer’s Tavern. June enjoyed traveling, but cherished her time spent with family and friends at Farmer’s Tavern.


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Zachery Jock

Zachery Jock

Name: Zachery David Jock

Age: 31

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: August 19, 2019

Date of Birth: August 22, 1987

Date of Passing: August 13, 2019

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Service for Zachery will be Monday August 19th at 11:00 at St. Joseph of St. Hubert Parish in Rapson. Burial will take place at Rapson Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday August 18th from 2-8 at the MacAlpine Funeral home in Bad Axe, and on Monday from 10:00 until the time of service.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his mother Grace, his brothers Jeremy (Wendy) of Clinton Township; Nathaniel of Bad Axe; Daniel (Cassandra) of Bad Axe. His sisters Michele Kibue (Patrick)of Bay City; Ashley Mazure (Michael)of Belleville; Loretta Mazure (Joshua) of Bad Axe; Lillian of Bad Axe; and his loyal dog, Sampson. His nieces and nephews Jayden, Christian, Aaron, Emily, Michael, Reese, his Godson Roman, and his Girlfriend Rachelle Bowers and her son Landon. He is also survived by his Godparents Pamela (Larry) Collings and Christopher (Lisa) Shepherd. He was preceded in death by his father Jerome, brother Joshua, and his Grandparents Roman and Loretta Jock; and Frank and Thressa Shepherd.

Biography

Zachery David Jock, 31, of Bad Axe, passed away suddenly from a work related accident on August 13, 2019. He was born on August 22, 1987 in Harbor Beach to Grace (Shepherd) Jock and the late Jerome Jock. Zach was a member of the Grindstone Sportsmen’s club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and being on his little farm with all of his many animals. Zach was a great uncle to his many nieces and nephews and loved to take them hunting and fishing along with his many cousins whom he adored. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was well liked by everyone that knew him. He would do anything for anyone that needed a helping hand and was a very loyal friend to many. Zach was hard working and was lovingly called Doc Jock.


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Judy Colagiovanni

Judy Colagiovanni

Name: Judy Lynn Colagiovanni

Age: 68

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: August 19, 2019

Date of Birth: September 27, 1950

Date of Passing: August 14, 2019

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A funeral mass will be 11:00am Monday, August 19th at St. Roch Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Pare presiding. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp. Visitation will be Noon to 7:00pm Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon. There will be an Eagles Aux Ritual 4:00pm Sunday and a scripture service at 6:00pm. She will lie in-state an hour before mass on Monday in church. Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children Jessica (Andrew) Skelton of Brighton, Chrissy (Johnny) Szymanski of Ubly and Frank III (Amy) of Caseville; grandchildren Annabelle, Erin, Katherine, Mikeal, Emmett, Mariah, and Hailey. She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Makmann and grandchildren Sean, Jesse, and Maxwell Skelton.

Biography

Judy Lynn Colagiovanni, 68, of Caseville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at home under hospice care surrounded by family. Judy was born September 27, 1950 in St. Clair Shores to the late Michael and Millie (Reno) Makmann. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1968. She married Frank M. Colagiovanni on May 19, 1973 at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Detroit; he preceded her in death January 6, 2015. She moved to Caseville in 1998 from Romeo. As a respected entrepreneur she was the former owner of Cola’s Cooler in Port Austin and successfully owned three Jet’s Pizza locations in Michigan. She was an active member of the Caseville Eagles Auxiliary and Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. She was a kind and generous friend, always ready to quietly and discreetly offer support and love. Her home was a place of hospitality and comfort, where you never left hungry.


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Willard Wing

Willard Wing

Name: Willard Wing

Age: 90

Hometown: Sebewaing

Funeral Date: August 17, 2019

Date of Birth: June 23, 1951

Date of Passing: August 13, 2019

Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2019, at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing, from 2-8pm. The funeral service will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sebewaing. Visitation will begin at the church at 10am until the time of service at 11am. Pastor Pam Beedle-Gee will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sebewaing. Memorial donations may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Bud is survived by his daughter, Sherry (Mark) Sontag of Sebewaing; daughter-in-law, Sandy Milner of Bellevue; grandchildren: Darcie (Chris) Hohne of North Branch, Aaliyah, Dezmon, Kemari and Jerrius Wing of Bellevue; great grandchildren: Maddie and Reed Hohne of North Branch; brother, Ronald Wing; and many nieces and nephews. Bud is preceded in death by his wife, Reva; son Kevin Wing; siblings: Adina (Clarence) Knechtel; brothers and sisters-in-laws: Betty Wing, Maxine Wing, Doris (Dwight) Jacobs, G. Darell (Ruth) Robarts and Omar (Joan) Robarts.

Biography

Willard “Bud” Wing, age 90, of Sebewaing, passed away August 13, 2019, at Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro with family by his side. Bud was born in Winsor Township, Michigan, to Leonard and Cora (Voelker) Wing. He married Reva Robarts on June 23, 1951, at the Bad Axe United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death in 2008.He worked for 42 years at the Michigan Sugar Company in Sebewaing, retiring in 1992. Bud enjoyed gardening, yard work, watching the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State University basketball and football and watching USA Schools sports teams


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Richard Schmalz

Richard Schmalz

Name: Richard Schmalz

Age: 84

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: August 17, 2019

Date of Birth: June 16, 1934

Date of Passing: April 13, 2019

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory of Bay city. A memorial service will take place Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6 pm at the Harbor Beach United Methodist Church. Friends may gather at the church beginning at 5 pm until time of services at 6 pm. Military Honors will be given by the American Legion Post 197 of Harbor Beach. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Memorials may be given to the Family Discretionary Fund.

Family of the Deceased

Rich is survived by his children: Beth Welker of Harbor Beach, Paul Schmalz of Valley View, OH, Michael (Sharon) Schmalz of Harbor Beach, Daniel Schmalz of Aiken, South Carolina, grandchildren: Jennifer & Andrew Schmalz, Zachary & Gabriel Martinez, Jade and Leah Schmalz, Brothers: Thomas (Judy) Schmalz of Lake Orion, Fred Schmalz and special friend Kim of Detroit, Brother-in-law Mark (Ann) Christenson of Fort Gratiot, and was endeared by many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters: Lexie (Donald) Wade, Carol (John) Wojnar, son-in-law Alfred Welker, and daughter-in-law Theresa Schmalz.

Biography

RICHARD SCHMALZ, age 84, a lifelong resident of Harbor Beach, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family when he went to be with our Heavenly Father. He was born on June 16, 1934 in Harbor Beach, to the late E. Allen & Mary (Ganley) Schmalz. On October 23, 1954 he married his Port Huron sweetheart, Joyce Ann Christenson, only to be sent off to fight in the Korean War shortly there after. The newlyweds were reunited in August of 1956. Richard followed into the family business, Schmalz Plumbing & Heating, which began in 1910, as a master plumber. Rich was known around his community as a compassionate hardworking business owner that was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. He was active in the JayCees, a life member of the Harbor Beach Conservation Club, and a member of the American Legion Post 197. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, family bonfires, as well as keeping track of his freighters passing by his home. Joyce and Rich loved travelling in their motor home to northern Michigan and Florida to see special relatives and friends, until her death on April 14, 2014.


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Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith

Name: Joyce Ann DeGrow Smith

Age: 88

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: August 16, 2019

Date of Birth: October 09, 1930

Date of Passing: August 12, 2019

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, August 16th , at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon with Rev. Matthew Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Caseville Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel and one hour before the service on Friday. Memorials may be made to Hayes/Bay Port United Methodist Church. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband, Robert Smith, her sister Cora “Dottie” (the late Willie) Henny, and by three children: Barbara (Don) Faupel of Elkton, Robert (Kathy) Smith of Caro, and Linda (Burton) Keefer of Pigeon; ten grandchildren, David Faupel, Kevin Faupel, Rebecca Smith, Jeremy (Gina) Smith, Anthony (Sherryl) Smith, Michel (Natalie) Keefer, Matthew (Kari) Keefer, Mark Shetler, Gordon Olson, and Mariah (Joshua) Shetler Welling; ten great-grandchildren, Sebastien Vesel, Olivia Vesel, Caleb Smith, Jeremiah Smith, Lauren Keefer, Haley Keefer, Taylor (Colter) Whitmore, Austin Keefer, Austin Weary, and Sophia Keefer. She was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Shetler, son-in-law Gordon Olsen, her grandchildren Ann Faupel, Beth Faupel, Cindy Faupel, Grace Faupel; and her brothers Richard (Jean) DeGrow, Gerald (Ruth) DeGrow, and sister Sarah “Eleanor” (Stanley) Bass.

Biography

Joyce Ann DeGrow Smith, 88, of Pigeon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and a close friend on August 12, 2019. Joyce was born in Kingston, Michigan on October 9, 1930, to the late Lewis and Nellie DeGrow. She met her husband, Robert “Bob” L. Smith at Mackinaw Island on a senior trip in 1947. They were married on April 1, 1949 at the Kingston Methodist Church. Joyce graduated at the age of 16 as valedictorian of Kingston High School, and completed two years of study at a business school. She raised four children, separated by only five years, and returned to work as an administrative assistant for over thirty years with Romzek Insurance. She enjoyed entertaining others, grandchildren, gardening, bird watching, reading, Bible study and traveling to exotic places like Hawaii and Spain.


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Eugene Champagne

Eugene Champagne

Name: Eugene M. Champagne

Age: 72

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: August 06, 3029

Date of Birth: February 11, 1947

Date of Passing: August 02, 2019

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Tuesday, August 6th at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon. Visitation will be 11-2pm Tuesday at Church. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his brother William (Ann) and sister Deanna (Richard) Braun; and friend Phyllis Tinsey. He was preceded in death by his brothers Ed and Jerry.

Biography

Eugene M. Champagne, 72, of Bad Axe, formerly of Caseville, died Friday, August 2, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City. Gene was born February 11, 1947 in Bad Axe to the late Edmund and Virginia (Heleski) Champagne. He served in the US Navy and worked 30 years as a fuel truck driver for the Cooperative Elevator Company, retiring in 2007. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Caseville American Legion and Cross Lutheran Church.


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