Name: Caitlyn Rhodes
Hometown: Roseville, formerly of Bad Axe
Funeral Date: August 29, 2016
Date of Birth: May 05, 1986
Date of Passing: August 21, 2016
Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home
Services will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11 am at the Faith Gospel Tabernacle Church, 3086 Rescue Rd., Bad Axe. Officiating will be Pastor Mike Beeler. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 28 from 5-8 pm at Faith Gospel Tabernacle or Monday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. all at the church. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com
Caitlyn is survived by: Mother-Holli Rhodes and John Gucwa, Jr. of Bad Axe. Father-Mark Rhodes and Karen Feuer of Clearwater, FL. Sister- Paige Rhodes and Bradley Sauer of Bad Axe. Maternal Grandparents-William (Sherry) Tudrick of Rochester. Elizabeth (William) Deeg of Sebewaing. Maternal Great Grandparent – Florine Tudrick of Windsor 1 Aunt-Phyllis Rhodes of Mt. Clemens 4 Uncles-William (Chris) Tudrick of Lathrup Village, Kenny (Drea) Tudrick of Croswell, David (Kristy) Rhodes of Harrison Township, Micheal (Jennifer) Rhodes of Mt. Clemens. Predeceased by: Maternal Great Grandfather Peter Tudrick, maternal great grandparents John and Jesse Ross, paternal grandparents Roy and Susan Rhodes.
Caitlyn Rhodes, age 30, of Roseville, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at her home. Caitlyn graduated from Bad Axe High School and attended three years at SVSU before being bit by the traveling bug and left for a time to West Palm Beach, Florida. Music was her absolute passion along with her dog, Franklin. Caitlyn was born May 5, 1986 in Southfield, daughter of Mark Rhodes and Holli Tudrick Rhodes.
Name: Lucille Elizabeth Bard
Hometown: Bad Axe
Funeral Date: August 27, 2016
Date of Birth: July 27, 1930
Date of Passing: August 26, 2016
Funeral Home: Allen Funeral Home
A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Kaufman Funeral Home, 84 Westland Dr., Bad Axe; Pastor Dave Clardie officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bad Axe, MI. Mrs. Bard will lie in state at the Kaufman Funeral Home where the family will receive visitors from 1-4 and 6-8 PM Friday, August 26, 2016. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church food pantry.
Lucille is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ben; children, Michael (Rebecca) Bard, Margaret (Wayne) Allen, Mary (Norman) Bouchard, Patricia (Thomas) Shepherd, Helen O’Keefe, John (Kim) Bard; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Stephen Bard and son-in-law David O’Keefe. The family would like to thank the staff at Scheurer for their many kindnesses and care that they showed to Lucy during her time there. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com
BARD, Lucille Elizabeth (Hindman) – of Bad Axe, age 86, passed away August 23, 2016 at Scheurer Long Term Care Facility in Pigeon, MI. Lucille was born on July 27, 1930 in Ohio. She was adopted by Margaret and Waldo Hindman of Miami, FL in 1934. Lucille grew up in Florida. She lived there until she met and married her husband to be, Martin Ben Bard. He was stationed at the naval base in Key West. They were married in Miami on May 28, 1949. They lived in Norfolk, VA and Spartanburg, SC while Ben was in the service. Lucille spent the next 20 years in the Flint area and then moved to Bad Axe in 1970. She loved the Lord more than anything. Lucille studied to become a Lay Minister in the Catholic Church. From that, she reached out to her community in many capacities. If she believed she was called she went and worked hard for Him. Lucille did mission work in the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky and upon returning to Bad Axe she served in the Forgotten Man Ministry as the women’s chaplain at the Huron County Jail. She did this for seven years until she retired.
Name: Robert D. Duncanson
Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI
Funeral Date: August 26, 2016
Date of Birth: February 18, 1933
Date of Passing: August 23, 2016
Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home
Funeral Services for Bob will be Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11 am at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, with Rev. Hayes Wiltshire officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Falls Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation for Bob will be Thursday, from 2-8pm at the funeral home. Visitation on Friday will begin at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com
He is survived by his children, his son, Paul Duncanson and his wife Nancy, with grandchildren: Maxwell and Grayson, of Oakland, and daughter: Susan Dyke and her husband Ryan of Grand Blanc, and his siblings: Gerald Duncanson of Rochester Hills, Barbara Wismer of Fort Gratiot, and Alexander Duncanson and his wife Sharon of Grand Blanc. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, and son Jeffrey.
Robert D. Duncanson, age 83 of Harbor Beach, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Lake Orion Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on February 18, 1933 in Harbor Beach to the late Robert and Emily (Colhoun) Duncanson. He and Dorothy Frindt were united in marriage on June 15, 1963 in Harbor Beach. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2015. Bob Served in the US Airforce. He worked on the family farm his whole life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Beach, and the AmVets Post of Port Hope. Bob was an amateur Radio operator, liked to read, play cards, enjoyed water skiing, fishing, travelling, and was an all around handyman for everyone.
Name: Nancy L. Grady
Hometown: Bad Axe, MI
Funeral Date: August 25, 2016
Date of Birth: July 26, 1938
Date of Passing: August 22, 2016
Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home
Services will be held on Thursday at 11 am. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1-8 pm. or Thursday from 10 am. until the service time at 11 am. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com.
Nancy is survived by: Children-Debra (Roger) Talaski of Bad Axe, Phyllis (Robert) Baxter of Bad Axe, Pennie (Russel) Rienas of Deford, Richard Grady of Bad Axe, Ronald Grady of Bad Axe and Theresa Chapman of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Brother-Bob (Marvel) Alexander. Sisters-in-law-Nina Alexander, JoAnn Alexander, Edna Alexander. Brother-in-law-Joe Todaro. Grandchildren-Doug Talaski, Melissa Forbing, Daniel Baxter, Nicole Lay, Russell Rienas, David Rienas, Shawn Rienas, James Rienas, Christopher Rienas, Alice Grady, Joshua Pitman, Jessica Mullins. 23 Great-grandchildren. 5 Great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Nancy’s pet horse “Red”. Nancy was preceded in death by: Son-Rodney Grady. Brothers-Willard, Frank, J.D., and Jack Alexander. Sisters-Mary Jane Meininger, Janet Todaro, and Shirley Alexander
Nancy L. Grady, age 78, of Bad Axe, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home. Nancy was born on July 26, 1938 in Grant Township, daughter of the late Nicholas and Alice (Kretzschmer) Alexander. She married Charles Grady on October 22, 1954. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2004 Nancy was a graduate of Cass City High School and Saint Clair County Community College where she became a nurse. She worked for Huron Memorial Hospital as a nurse for 25 years. She was a member of the NRA as well as a life member of the Michigan Harness Horseman Association. Nancy enjoyed spending her winters in Hawkinsville, Georgia where she and Charles trained horses for many years. Her summers were spent here in Bad Axe and at her lake house in Port Hope. She so enjoyed traveling around the state to go to area fairs to watch the horse races. She love to go to the “Little Brown Jug” in Ohio. She loved having family around and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Name: Jackie I Steele
Hometown: Elkton, MI
Funeral Date: August 24, 2016
Date of Birth: June 26, 1949
Date of Passing: August 20, 2016
Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 24, at Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton where friends may call from 2 to 8 PM on Tuesday and after 10 AM Wednesday. Memorial gifts may be directed to the family and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.
Surviving are two children, Jamie(Curt) Wolschlager of Elkton and June (Lloyd) Fritz of Gagetown; five grandchildren, Michael (Niki) Wolschlager, Kayla Wolschlager, Duncan Karl, Samual Fritz and Aaron Fritz; siblings, Charlene LeBlanc of Elkton, Christine St. Jean of Florida, Larry (Mark) LeBlanc of Nevada and Patricia Maus of Harper Woods and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Harvey Hamblen; a sister, Joyce Holder and her brother, Richard LeBlanc.
Jackie I Steele, age 67, of Elkton, died Saturday evening, August 20, at her home while under hospice care. She was born June 26, 1949, in Detroit to the late Larry and Georgia (Kenny) LeBlanc and moved to Huron County shortly after she was married, where she raised her family. Jackie was an owner/operator of her own semi, driving for United Van lines moving company for many years. She later worked at Hoffmaster Corporation in Detroit, Hamil Mfg, Bad Axe and more recently worked at Courtney Manor in laundry. She was a member of the Caseville Eagles Auxiliary, Indian trails riding club and had a true love for horses, boarding them for others. Jackie loved to entertain family and friends and she nearly always beat everyone playing pool.
Name: Elliott E. Heiden
Hometown: Minden City, MI
Funeral Date: August 20, 2016
Date of Birth: December 23, 1924
Date of Passing: August 15, 2016
Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Homes
The memorial service will be Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Smigielski Funeral Home on Cass Ave in Minden City. Rev. Robert Srock will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation with Elliott’s family will be at the Smigielski Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the service at 12:00 pm. Memorials have been requested to the Sanilac-Carsonville Animal Shelter or Compassus Hospice. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Elliott’s family.
Elliott is survived by one brother, Edward (Marie) Heiden of Minden City; one sister, Alma Bane of Edmund, OK; one sister-in-law, Audrey Heiden of Port Huron many nieces and nephews, including his caregiver, Kurt (Judi) Heiden. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and William Heiden; one sister, Dorothea Klawon.
Elliott “Poncho” E. Heiden, 91 of Minden City passed way Monday, August 15, 2016 at his nephew’s residence. He was born on December 23, 1924 in Charleston, MI to the late Edward Sr. and Alma (Faerber) Heiden. Elliott farmed with his father in his younger years. He always had a good joke to tell. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening and his family, especially his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Elliott’s family wishes to express a special thank you to Compassus Hospice of Cass City.
Name: Genevieve A. Peyerk
Hometown: Rapson, MI
Funeral Date: August 19, 2016
Date of Birth: February 24, 1923
Date of Passing: August 14, 2016
Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Hubert Parish, St. Joseph Church in Rapson. Rev. Robert Howe, pastor, will officiate. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Thursday from 1:30-9:00 pm and Friday from 10:00-11:00 am at St. Joseph Church only. There will be a rosary recited by Genevieve’s family Thursday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Genevieve’s family.
Genevieve is survived by three daughters and three sons, Pauline “Paula” (Joseph) Gucwa, Carolyn (Duane) Talaski, Ken (Gwen) Peyerk Larry (Melinda) Peyerk, Ronald (Cheri) Peyerk, Shelley (Maggie) Morales; 22 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; one brother, Fred Sobieray. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Sally Pasko, Alice Wintergerst and Irene Sobieraj; two brothers, Stanley and Joseph Sobieraj.
Mrs. Genevieve A. Peyerk, 93 of Rapson, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. She was born on February 24, 1923 in Cass City to the late Joseph and Valentina (Buckowiecki) Sobieraj. She married Frank A. Peyerk Jr. on September 28, 1940 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. He preceded her in death on October 8, 2004. Genevieve graduated from a country school. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She and her husband chose to be farmer’s and lived near Rapson most of their lives. Genevieve was a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. Her family was her life and she was loved by all who knew her. Genevieve enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and ducks, doing crafts and making the most delicious desserts for her family and friends.
Name: Doris Marie Diehl
Hometown: Unionville Sebewaing Area
Funeral Date: August 17, 2016
Date of Birth: March 25, 1925
Date of Passing: August 13, 2016
Funeral Home: Juengel & Mellendorf
Her visitation will be held at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home, 538 South Beck Street, Sebewaing, Michigan 48759, on August, 16 2016, at 3:00-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Consolata Parish, Holy Family Church, 8370 Sebewaing, Michigan 48759, Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 11:30 am. Memorial donations may be given to Our Lady of Consolata Parish/Holy Family Church or to the family. Share a memory at www.jmfuneralhome.com
Doris will be greatly missed by her family, friends and a community that she dedicated her life to love. She and Fred worked together to raise 13 children; Tom (Chris) Diehl, Mike (Alicia) Diehl, Al (Kay/deceased) Diehl, Pat (Bruce) Achenbach, Carol (Gary) Becker, Dan (Lisa) Diehl, Greg (Nancy) Diehl, Maryann Diehl, Fred (fiance Shauna Hatfield) Diehl, Gayle (Steve) Selewski, Deb (Robert) Berkstresser, Paula (Rick) Workman and Marsha (George) Spehar. The heritage they have left behind has grown from their children and spouses to more than 63 grandchildren and their spouses, more than 58 Great-Grandchildren and their spouses and 7 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Doris Marie (White) Diehl, age 91, joined the Lord on August 13, 2016, with her husband, parents, brothers, family and friends in an eternal celebration! She was born to David and Josephine White on March 25, 1925 in Harbor Beach, Michigan. Growing up in Harbor Beach, she met her husband, Frederick Jacob Diehl. They were married March 8, 1943 and celebrated 51 years together and are now re-united for eternity. Doris was a very hard working woman, but did it with a joyful, loving attitude. She enjoyed caring for her husband, children and the many guests that came through our home; cooking, cleaning and seeing to everyone's comfort for hours every day. She was also very active within the Holy Family Church community. She taught catechism, served with the Women in the Women's Circle and parish council and prepared funeral dinners. While the youngest children were in grade school, she began a career cooking at area restaurants. She started that career at the Heidleberg restaurant in Sebewaing, then moved to the Lamplighter restaurant, the Unionville Bakery and finished her cooking career at age 84 while working at the Intermission Deli.