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Edgar Shantry

Edgar Shantry

Name: Edgar Grabill Shantry

Age: 78

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: September 21, 2014

Date of Birth: December 10, 1935

Date of Passing: September 19, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Monday at the Pigeon First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Britt officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 7 pm Sunday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville and one hour prior to the service in church on Monday. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Pigeon First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Rita; children Thomas of Milwaukee and Colleen (David) Block of Caro; daughter-in-law Glenda of Howell; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother David (Sherry) of Gaylord and sister Patricia Schafer of Royal Oak. He was preceded in death by his children Susan, Patrick and Dennis; brother Robert and sister Susan.

Biography

Edgar Grabill Shantry, 78, of Caseville, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home while under hospice care. Ed was born December 10, 1935 in Highland Park to the late Alfred and Daisy (Kendall) Shantry. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1959. He married Rita Gosselin on August 21, 1954 at the home of Rita’s parents in Clawson. In 1993 he retired from GM Forge Plant in Detroit. Having had a cottage in Caseville since 1979, he moved there permanently from Clawson in 1993. He was a member of the Pigeon First United Methodist Church.


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Beatrice Davis

Beatrice Davis

Name: Beatrice Davis

Age: 95

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: September 22, 2014

Date of Birth: Not Available

Date of Passing: September 18, 2014

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11 am. at the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church in Bad Axe. Burial will be in Verona Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Sunday from 2-8 pm. or Monday at the church from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. Memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church or a fund of the donor’s choice. A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday’s edition of the Tribune.

Biography

Beatrice Davis, age 95, of Bad Axe, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe.


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Frances Simmons

Frances Simmons

Name: Frances I. Simmons

Age: 89

Hometown: Deckerville

Funeral Date: September 20, 2014

Date of Birth: September 28, 1924

Date of Passing: September 16, 2014

Funeral Home: Apsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Frances I. Simmons will be 11:00 AM., Saturday in the Apsey Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2:00-8:00 PM., Friday Burial will be in Downing Cemetery Memorials may be given to the Deckerville United Methodist Church or the Huron Medical Center. Condolences may be sent on line to apseyfuneralhome.net

Family of the Deceased

Frances is survived by two daughters, Verna (Walter) Murawski of Kinde, and Vicky (Joseph) Murawski of Port Austin, one sister Mrs. Betty Flood Amy of Indiana, six grandchildren, Stephanie Murawski, Matthew Murawski, Mark Murawski, Sara Murawski, Nicole Murawski and David Murawski, one sister-in-law Norma MacDonald of Florida. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald MacDonald, Dallas MacDonald, and Robert MacDonald.

Biography

Frances I. Simmons, age 89, of Deckerville, passed away Tuesday Sept 16, 2014 in the Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe. She was born September 28, 1924 in Deckerville, the daughter of the late John and Verna (Burgess) MacDonald. She married Charles M. Simmons on March 21, 1946 in Deckerville. He preceded her in death December 15, 1980. She then married Raymond E. Williamson on November 3, 1990. He preceded her in death January 3, 1993. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Deckerville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being with her two daughters and grandchildren, along with playing cards at the Deckerville Community Center.


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Daniel Abbe

Daniel Abbe

Name: Daniel Richard Abbe

Age: 87

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: September 19, 2014

Date of Birth: November 22, 1926

Date of Passing: September 16, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, September 19, at the Community of Christ Church in Grant Twp., Owendale. Elder Karen Bouverette will officiate with burial in Grant Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 3 to 8 PM Thursday and at the church after 10 AM Friday. Memorials may be directed to the family and, share a memory or condolence at www.cfcelkton.com

Family of the Deceased

On June 12, 1991, he married Barbara (Eckelson) Shotwell, who survives him. Also surviving are his children, Elaine (Roy) Krzeszewski of Munger, Dan (Cheryl) Abbe of Elkton, Esther (Arnold) Fritz of Owendale and Melody (Dave) Deming of Pigeon; step children, John (Lorraine) Shotwell of Edwardsburg, Amanda Ross of Caro and Steve Shotwell of Florida; ten grandchildren, Arnold (Brandea) Fritz, Roy (Catherine) Krzeszewski, Jody Milligan, Staffany (William) Forster, Tracy (Dan) Cavanaugh, Candice (William) Cain, Daniel Fritz and Jeramy (Melissa) Deming and 20 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Edward; a brother, Jacob Abbe and his sister, Eva Sheufelt.

Biography

Daniel Richard Abbe age 87, of Oliver Twp., Elkton died Tuesday evening, September 16, at the Huron County Medical Facility, Bad Axe. He was born November 22, 1926, at the home of his parents, the late Jacob and Rose (Pincom) Abbe in Oliver Twp. and has lived in Oliver Twp. his whole life. Dan served in the US Army during WW II, when he returned home, he worked on the family farm. On December 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Rose Rinnert at her pastor’s home in Grant Twp. In 1951, Dan took a job at Michigan Lumber Fabricators in Elkton and continued farming as well. In 1971, he left the Box Factory and started his own residential building business, retiring in 1989 to take care of his wife. She preceded him October 12, 1990. In retirement Dan stayed busy building furniture and various other wood crafts. He also enjoyed gardening and collecting Indian artifacts, something he started in his youth.


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Alger Yaroch

Alger Yaroch

Name: Alger A. Yaroch

Age: 81

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: September 17, 2014

Date of Birth: May 21, 1933

Date of Passing: September 13, 2014

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There will be visitation on Tuesday from 2-8pm and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30am at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde. A Vigil will be held Tuesday evening at 7pm at the funeral home.

Family of the Deceased

Alger is survived by his wife, Barbara of Port Austin; five daughters, Libby Leese of Eugene OR, Terry (Thomas) Hultz of Durham, NC, Kim (Tom) Hillgers of Redlands, CA, Pam (Dennis) Peyok of Gainesville, VA, and Julie (Richard) Pettit of Port Austin; six grandchildren, Tabitha Gage, Tom (Dawn) Hultz, Lyn (Chad Barron) Peyok, Sarah Weber, Tyler Pettit, and Tucker Pettit; 1 great grandchild, Adriana Gage. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Irene Yaroch and Mary Stowe; his aunts, Virginia Coates and Bernice (Mac) McCrea; his uncle, Clarence “Trigger” Fisher; and several nieces and nephews.

Biography

Alger A. Yaroch, 81, of Port Austin, died Saturday September 13, 2014 at his home. He was born May 21, 1933 in Port Austin, son of the late Stanley “Steve” and Irene (Fisher) Yaroch. Alger married Barbara Allen on May 2, 1953 in Rockville, Indiana. Alger attended Kinde High School before enlisting in the United States Air Force where he attended Officer School in 1959. After becoming an Officer he served for 21 years before retiring as a Major. After retiring, Alger and his family returned to Kinde in 1971. While back in Huron County, Alger worked as a Supervisor for Pigeon Manufacturing for 18 years. Alger enjoyed his retirement spending winters in Florida and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren. Alger also enjoyed woodworking, cars, and model planes. He loved to read, especially westerns. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Alger was a member of Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin.


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Darrin Maurer

Darrin Maurer

Name: Darrin Maurer

Age: 48

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: September 16, 2014

Date of Birth: September 06, 1966

Date of Passing: September 13, 2014

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 1pm, at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, MI. Burial will be in the Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 16 from 10am until the service time at 1pm.

Family of the Deceased

Darrin Maurer was survived by: Parents - Robert & Selma Maurer of Filion, MI. 1 sister - Susan Norton of Port Huron, MI. 4 brothers - Daniel Maurer of Filion, MI; Dale (Rachel) Maurer of Snover, MI; Dwayne (Tracy) Maurer of Elkton, MI; Don (Leslie) Maurer of Bad Axe, MI. Close friend - Jim Davidson of Bad Axe, MI. 8 nieces & newphews - Davina Maurer; David Maurer Jr.; Robert Maurer; Renee Maurer; Tiffany Maurer; Sarah Maurer; Shane Maurer; and Danielle Maurer. 2 great newphews - Mason Maurer and Trenton Maurer. Predeceased by 1 brother; David Maurer and 1 nephew; Christopher Maurer

Biography

Darrin Maurer, age 48 of Bad Axe, MI - passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at his home. He was born on September 6, 1966 in Bad Axe, MI - son of Robert & Selma (Ulfig) Maurer.


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Marie Lang

Marie Lang

Name: Marie Lang

Age: 82

Hometown: China Township

Funeral Date: September 16, 2014

Date of Birth: Not Available

Date of Passing: September 12, 2014

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass for Marie Lang will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church - St. Isadore Parish at Palms, MI. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Zinger - Smigielski Funeral Home of Ubly on Monday, September 15th, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Parish Rosary at 7 p.m.. Visitation Tuesday, September 16, 2014 is at St. Patrick Church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Memorials can be made to the family's discretion or donor's choice.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are 2 sons; Wayne Lang of Ubly, MI. and Norman (Lisa) Lang of Sandusky, MI. 5 daughters; Donna Leppek of China Township, MI., Karen (Leo) of Sandusky, MI., Lucinda (James) Kincaid of Lexington, MI., Patricia (Lee) Wendt of Gaines, MI., and Joanne (mark) Schwab of Smith Creek, MI. 5 sisters; Beatrice Bishop, Gertrude Salowitz, Eleanor Wolldridge, Gladys (Ira) Wruble, Irene (Richard) Lemanski. 2 brothers, Vincent (Bertha) Booms, Angus (Judy) Booms. 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.

Biography

Marie Lang, age 82 of China Township, formerly of Palms, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at St. John-River District Hospital.


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Diane Wojdyla

Diane Wojdyla

Name: Diane K. Wojdyla

Age: 72

Hometown: Port Hope, MI

Funeral Date: September 13, 2014

Date of Birth: April 12, 1942

Date of Passing: September 09, 2014

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation for Diane will be Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11 am until 3 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Cremation will follow at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Condolences may be sent to RamseyFH.Com.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband Gerald Wojdyla of Port Hope and 2 daughters Kathie Leone and her husband Nick of Sterling Heights and Kellie Gray and her husband Rob of Sterling Heights. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren: Sam, Sarah, Justin and Ryan. Diane was preceded in death by a brother Edward Gorski.

Biography

Diane K. Wojdyla, age 72, of Port Hope passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Born on April 12, 1942 in Detroit, she is the daughter of the late Boris and Virginia (Hallman) Gorski. Dee and Gerald Wojdyla were united in marriage on November 25, 1961 in Detroit, MI. Dee was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers.


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Jessie Otto

Jessie Otto

Name: Jessie Elizabeth Otto

Age: 85

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: September 13, 2014

Date of Birth: March 01, 1929

Date of Passing: September 10, 2014

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Pigeon. Burial will follow in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Pigeon. Memorials can be made to Village of Pigeon Memorial Bench or Scheurer Hospital. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Friday, September 12 2 – 8 p.m. AND AT OLPH ST. FRANCIS BORGIA CATHOLIC CHURCH: Saturday, September 13 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her loving children Gahl (David) Mitin and Beth (Paul) Schnitker; cherished grandchildren Michael (Lana) Mitin, Tamara Mitin Hartman and Christina (Brandon) Bruce; and her adored great-grandchildren Krew and Khloe, Wyatt, Amanda, Cortney, Blake and Brystal; her sister Leona (Fred) Langley; brothers Bert and Herb (Jean); and sisters-in-law Jeanette Beadle, Betty Beadle and Rita Otto. She was predeceased by her siblings Bill, George, Marion, Tom, Josephine, Harold, Geraldine, Francis and a baby sister.

Biography

Jessie Elizabeth (Beadle) Otto, age 85 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Sebewaing, Michigan. She was born in Caseville on March 1, 1929 to Darling and Frances (Nicklas) Beadle. She graduated from Pigeon High School in 1947. On June 12, 1948 she was united in marriage to Donald Loren Otto at St. Felix Catholic Church, Pinnebog; he preceded her in death in 2006. Jessie was a faithful member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Pigeon, where she taught catechism, served as Eucharist Minister and belonged to the Altar Society. She was a member of the VFW #2236 Ladies Auxiliary and served as a Girl Scout leader for many years, and took the senior Girl Scouts to Washington D.C. in 1968. She worked at Niebel’s Grocery and retired as manager of People’s Oil & Gas. Following retirement, her greatest joy was spending time with her family.


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