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Kimberly Peyerk

Kimberly Peyerk

Name: Kimberly L. Peyerk

Age: 59

Hometown: Filion

Funeral Date: August 21, 2018

Date of Birth: May 19, 1959

Date of Passing: August 14, 2018

Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The funeral service for Kimberly will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00-9:00 pm and on Tuesday at St. Joseph Church in Rapson from 10:00-10:45 am. There will be a vigil service Monday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund care of Thomas Peyerk. Please visit www.smigielskifunerlhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Kim’s family

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Thomas; son, Raymond (Nicole) Peyerk; grandson, Roman Peyerk, Joslyn and Parker; siblings, Robert (Joan) Azar, Randy Azar, Jeremy Azar; father, Frank Azar; mother-in-law, Evelyn Peyerk, brothers & sisters-in-law, Phil (Diane) Peyerk, Janet Schultz, Kathy Osantowski, Paul (Angela) Peyerk, many nieces and nephews and her special cousin who was like a sister to her, Cheryl Peyerk. She was preceded in death by her son, Joshua Peyerk; mother, Diane Azar; father-in-law, Elmer Peyerk; nephew, Ehren Peyerk.

Biography

Mrs. Kimberly L. Peyerk, age 59, of Filion, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 after a brief battle from cancer. She was born May 19, 1959 in Mt. Clemens. She was a 1977 graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School. She married Thomas Peyerk on May 14, 1982 in Rapson St. Joseph’s Parish. She worked at Biff’s Bowling Bar in Kinde. She loved to crochet and was an avid member of the Rapson Sportsman’s Club where she loved to help out at fish frys. She enjoyed riding 4 wheelers, motorcycles, hunting & gardening.


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Shirley Cleveland

Shirley Cleveland

Name: Shirley Irene Cleveland

Age: 87

Hometown: Troy, MI

Funeral Date: August 14, 2018

Date of Birth: April 10, 1931

Date of Passing: August 14, 2018

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Shirley’s wishes, a private service and burial will take place. Burial will be at Colfax Township Cemetery. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Shirley is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Delbert “Cleve” Cleveland of Troy, Michigan; her children: Eric Eicher and his wife, Judi of Walled Lake, Kelly Zuby and her husband, Paul, of Farmington, and Faye Cleveland of Troy. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: David and Hannah Stivelman and Tom and Chris Zuby. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carole Cleveland.

Biography

She was born on April 10, 1931 in Bad Axe, Michigan to the late Herbert J. and Edna J. (Lackie) Smith. Shirley attended Bad Axe High School and graduated from Ward-Bellmont Finishing School in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a former member and choir member at the First United Methodist Church in Bad Axe. Shirley loved to sing in the choir and at weddings. She was an avid golfer, being one of the founding members of the Bird Creek Golf Club in Port Austin, Michigan and was on the Women’s Golf League for 40 years in Birmingham. She married Delbert Truman “Cleve” Cleveland on New Year’s Eve in 1955 at the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church.


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Marie Leipprandt

Marie Leipprandt

Name: Marie A. Leipprandt

Age: 87

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: August 17, 2018

Date of Birth: March 17, 1931

Date of Passing: August 14, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday at the Hayes United Methodist Church with Rev. Matthew Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Caseville Twp Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8pm Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter Kay (Greg) Kingsbury of Bad Axe and son Keith (Stephanie) of Caseville; grandchildren Nicholas (Krista) Leipprandt of Pigeon and Barbara (John) Eile of Caseville; step-grandchildren Michele (Jason) Grant of Holly and Dan Kingsbury of Brandon, Florida; great-grandchildren Amelia and Kurtis; step-great-grandchildren Sophia, Jacob, Luke, and Stefano; brother Joseph (Veronica) Rothfuss of Caro; sister-in-law Jackie Rothfuss; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers David and Rev. Walter Rothfuss; and sister Linda Boulton.

Biography

Marie A. Leipprandt, 87, of Pigeon, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Marie was born March 17, 1931 in Kilmanagh to the late Fred and Clara (Bauman) Rothfuss. She graduated from Pigeon High School in 1949, then graduated from Venard Bible College and Greenville College. She taught school in Dearborn and Pigeon. She married Paul Leipprandt June 17, 1967 at Salem EUB Church in Pigeon; he preceded her in death February 17, 2013. Marie was a faithful longtime member of the Hayes United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and confirmation classes. She was involved in her community in numerous groups, including Huron County Nature Center, Pigeon Area Women’s Club, GFWC-Michigan, Pigeon Historical Society, Pigeon District Library, Huron County Dairy Diplomats and a hospice volunteer. Her hobbies through the years were reading, gardening, canning produce, dairy tours of her farm, and her large cow collection. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and caring for friends and family.


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Luise Pearcy

Luise Pearcy

Name: Luise Pearcy

Age: 86

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: August 18, 2018

Date of Birth: February 24, 1932

Date of Passing: August 14, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Saturday, August 18th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe with Fr. Robert Howe presiding. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. She will lie in-state at church on Saturday beginning at 9:00am. Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton is handling the services. Memorials may be made to Priests for Life. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter Theresa Riden of Hazel Park and son John Pearcy of Ubly; grandchildren Jeremy, Ronnie, Lynnette, Tim, Elizabeth, Megan, Eric and Haley; and great-grandchildren Isla, Kyrie and Karter. She was preceded in death by her son David Gabler and daughter Joanna Lyons.

Biography

Luise Pearcy, 86, of Ubly, formerly of Grant Twp near Elkton, passed away Tuesday August 14, 2018 at McLaren Thumb Region Hospital in Bad Axe. Luise Gabler was born February 24, 1932 in Weiden, Germany. She arrived in the US on Thanksgiving Day, 1956 first to Illinois and to Detroit in 1958. On January 13, 1960 she married Fred Pearcy in Waukegan, IL; he preceded her in death September 26, 1999. She worked as a seamstress and a cashier at Meijer Thrifty Acres retiring in 1986. In 1991 she moved to Grant Twp. Luise’s life was grounded in faith and service to the Lord. She always felt closest to God in her garden, tending to her vegetables and flowers.


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Donna Reimann

Donna Reimann

Name: Donna Jean (Andrich) Reimann

Age: 70

Hometown: Bad

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: October 28, 1947

Date of Passing: August 12, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Donna is survived by her husband of 51 years, Vern Reimann of Bad Axe. Daughter, Stacie (Bob) Hobkirk of Bad Axe. Siblings - Barb (Roger) Groulx of Canton, Georgia; Bill (Barb) Andrich of Bad Axe; Peg (Jim) Tamblyn of Richmond, Michigan; Patti (Keith) Iseler of Port Hope, Michigan; Fred (Barb) Andrich of Bad Axe. Grandchildren – Wil and Regan Hobkirk. Many nieces and nephews.

Biography

Donna Jean (Andrich) Reimann, age 70, of Bad Axe, MI - passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Donna was born October 28, 1947 in Bad Axe, daughter of the late Frederick and Wilma (Boyer) Andrich. She married Vern Reimann in September of 1967 in St. Edwards Church in Kinde, Michigan. Donna enjoyed spending time with family and friends, supporting her grandkids in their adventures, traveling, tending to her flowers, and loved to dance. She was a softball coach and devoted Bad Axe Hatchet fan for many years and used her handicap of blindness to help others with their disabilities.


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Joseph Naert

Joseph Naert

Name: Joseph "Joe" Naert

Age: 72

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: September 09, 2018

Date of Birth: July 04, 1946

Date of Passing: August 08, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be 1:00 Sunday, September 9th at the Caseville Eagles Club, 7017 E Park Street, Caseville. Urn interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Thumb Animal Shelter.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Korene; children Kelly (Peter) Raiss of Chesterfield, Craig Naert of Caseville and John Naert of Warren; grandsons Joseph Naert and Alex Raiss; sisters-in-law Alice Naert of Caseville and Pam Naert of Warren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Michael and twin William.

Biography

Joseph Naert, 72, of Caseville, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at his home. Joe and his twin brother William were born July 4, 1946 to the late Marcel and Lena (Trotter) Naert. He graduated from Detroit’s Finney High School in 1965 and then served in the US Army. He married Korene Graham on February 7, 1970 at Ascension Catholic Church in Warren. Joe retired after 35 years with the City of Detroit Water Department as a supervisor. In 1999 he moved from Detroit to Caseville. He was an active member and officer in the Caseville Eagles Club, serving as a trustee and 10 years as treasurer.


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Theresia Heine

Theresia Heine

Name: Theresia Hahn Heine

Age: 93

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: October 19, 2018

Date of Birth: September 15, 1924

Date of Passing: October 12, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

There will be a memorial service at 4:00pm Sunday, August 19th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton with Pastor Mike Goforth officiating. Visitation will begin at 2:00pm Sunday and continue until the service time at 4:00pm. She was buried in Caseville Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Scheurer Long Term Care Activities Fund or the family. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Tim) Dufty; granddaughters Jennifer (Shawn) Dunn and Trista Dufty; and great-grandsons Ultan and Bodie, all from Pigeon. She was preceded in death by her son Richard.

Biography

Theresia Hahn Heine, 93, of Pigeon died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon. Theresia was born September 15, 1924 in Vienna, Austria to the late Alexander and Barbara Hahn. She moved to the United States in 1946 with her future husband Gebhard Heine, whom she married June 7, 1947 at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon; he preceded her in death March 15, 1996. After moving to the US she helped with her husband’s business, Heine Construction, by keeping the books. She enjoyed painting and spending time with her family.


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Earl Ginther

Earl Ginther

Name: Earl P. Ginther

Age: 82

Hometown: Port Hope

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: May 01, 1936

Date of Passing: August 10, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Earl’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Earl is survived by his wife, Pauline Ginther of Port Hope; two sons: Les (Lisa) Ginther of Shakopee, Minnesota and Dan Ginther of Ubly; five daughters: Sharon (Pat) Sopczynski of Bridgeport, Lorrie (Phil) West of Perry, Jeanette (Eric) Hagen of Ubly, Mary Ginther of Bad Axe, and Ellen (Tom) Roggenbuck of Harbor Beach; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two stepsons: Matt Emerick (special friend, Maureen) of West Branch and Neal (Colleen) Emerick of Arizona; two stepdaughters: Holly (Fred) McIntyre of Bad Axe and Paula Emerick (and her friend, Ruth) of Oregon; 11 step grandchildren and 9 step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother: Norm (Shirley) Ginther of Bad Axe; one sister:  Ilene Clor of Farmington Hills; and his former spouse, Joann (Booms) Ginther of Bad Axe. Earl was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ben Clor; one grandson: Liam Ginther; one stepson: Jeff Emerick; two stepdaughters: Dinah Emerick and Beth Bailey; one step granddaughter: Jodie Emerick; and one step great-grandson: Donavin Emerick Cochrane.

Biography

Earl P. Ginther, age 82, of Port Hope, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. Earl was born May 1, 1936 in Sigel Township, son of the late Charles and Frances (Shamke) Ginther. He graduated from Harbor Beach High School in 1954. He married Pauline Pionk Emerick on April 13, 1991 in Harbor Beach. Earl grew up on a farm and continued farming on the side while driving truck and working road construction. In retirement, he worked at the sugar beet dump. He enjoyed planting and harvesting his garden with Pauline, dancing at Klump’s, shooting pool in the league, and playing cards with friends. He was a member of the Men’s Club at St. Mary’s Church in Parisville, where he served as an usher for over 55 years.  He also was a member of the Grindstone-Port Hope Sportsmen’s Club.  His dog, Toby, brought him joy right up to his last days.


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Patricia Prince

Patricia Prince

Name: Patricia Prince

Age: 73

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: August 15, 2018

Date of Birth: April 04, 1945

Date of Passing: August 10, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Tuesday August 14, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm or Wednesday from 12 noon until the service time at 1 pm. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Patricia is survived by her husband Paul Prince of Bad Axe. Three daughters – Tracy Eisinger Attard of Bad Axe, Sara (Frank) Drysdale of Texas and Daughter in law- Lisa Prince of Tennessee. One brother – Stephen (Carrie) Shaltonis of Bad Axe. One Brother in law – David Hutchison (Deborah) One sister – Judy (Patrick) Mattice of Bad Axe. Four grandchildren Amadeo, Eli, Sara and Jacop Many Nieces and Nephews Patricia was preceded in death by: Two sons – Dennis Eisinger and Thomas Prince. One sister – Janet Hutchinson.

Biography

Patricia Prince, age 73, of Bad Axe, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Huron Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Patricia was born April 4, 1945 in Bad Axe, daughter of the late Jack and Shirley (Marks) Shaltonis. She married Paul Prince on Aug 21, 1983 Pat enjoyed her church life, Spending time with family, Cardmaking/scrapbooking, hunting, shopping, four wheeling, Spending time with friends made at the various horseshoe clubs, Playing cards, Catering, Making wedding cakes, canning , making pieorgies and Glumpkies, and most of all helping others.


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Vincent Pearl

Vincent Pearl

Name: Vincent "Vinnie" Pearl

Age: 63

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: August 11, 2018

Date of Birth: March 12, 1955

Date of Passing: August 09, 2019

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 am until the service time at 4 pm. Memorials may be offered to hospice. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Vinnie is survived by his wife, Sally Pearl of Bad Axe. Two daughters – Erin (Kevin) Turner of Lansing and Shannon (Fernando) Hinojo of Bad Axe. One Sister – Genevieve (Jim) Szewc of Florida. Four Grandchildren – Kaedin Pearl of Bad Axe, Laela Hinojo of Bad Axe, Kaeleb Hinojo of Bad Axe and Emma Turner of Lansing. Several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Biography

Vincent “Vinnie” Pearl, age 63, of Bad Axe, passed away on Thursday August 9, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Vincent was born in Bad Axe on March 12, 1955, son of the late Clarence and Frances (McGee) Pearl. He married Sally Williams on March 9, 1985 in Bad Axe. Vinnie owned and operated Appliance Parts Center. He was very passionate about his work and helping others. Family and friends were very important to him. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to host fish frys and gather with those close to him.


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Ruth Dreher

Ruth Dreher

Name: Ruth L. Dreher

Age: 91

Hometown: Minden City

Funeral Date: August 11, 2018

Date of Birth: April 04, 1927

Date of Passing: August 08, 2018

Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00-10:45 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Forestville. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund care of Rhonda Shriber. Care has been entrusted to the Smigielski Funeral Home in Minden City. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Ruth’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Ruth is survived by one son, Ronald Dreher and his wife, Mary of Harbor Beach; one daughter, Rhonda Shriber and her husband, Ken of Dimondale; 6 grandchildren, Debbie (Mark Jackman) Lemanski, Christopher (Debi) Shriber, Nicholas (Yolanda) Shriber, Jonathan (Kelly) Dreher, Ron (Shannon) Dreher Jr., Andrea (Sam) Lewis; 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Roger; five sisters and three brothers.

Biography

Mrs. Ruth L. Dreher, 91 of Dimondale and formerly of Minden City, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 with her family by her side at the Dimondale Nursing Care Center while under hospice care. She was born on April 4, 1927 in Detroit to the late George and Mary (Hipp) Deike. She married Emerson H. Dreher on July 6, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He preceded her in death on August 16, 1994. Ruth was a graduate of the Minden City High School. She was a parishioner of Trinity Lutheran Church in Forestville where she belonged to both the Altar and Ladies Guilds. She loved bowling and was a member of the Emerson Plumbetts Team. Ruth enjoyed baking and was deemed the world’s best baker by her beloved family. She also enjoyed cooking, bowling, word searches and spending time with her loving family.


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Nellie "Betty" Weisenbach

Nellie

Name: Nellie "Betty" R. Weisenbach

Age: 92

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: August 11, 2018

Date of Birth: March 24, 1926

Date of Passing: August 06, 2018

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Gage Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Betty will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde with Pastor Dennis Wegner officiating. Burial will follow at New River Cemetery in Port Austin, Michigan. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Betty is survived by her son, Ron S. Weisenbach and his wife, Mary Jane, of Port Austin her daughter, Dianna Rapson of St. Clair Shores; grandchildren: Ron J. (Britney) Weisenbach, Rebecca Harris, and Cara Rapson; step-grandchildren: Mike (Sheryl) Fisher, Mary Jane (Jerry) Lamere and Steve (Stacey) Fisher; great grandchildren: Brooklyn and Danielle Harris, Veronica and Grace Weisenbach and Max Climer; step- great-grandchildren: Amber Fisher, Michael (Megan) Fisher, Zach and Nathan Fisher, Brett and Karina Lamere and Jacob and Gabriella Fisher; one step great great-grandchild: Henry Fisher. She is also survived by her brothers, George “Art” Day and Charles (JoAnn) Day; one sister, Bertha (Day) Broyles and a sister-in-law, Rhoda (Henke) Day; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son-in- law, Danny Rapson; granddaughter, Heather Weisenbach; her brother, Grant Day; her sister, Bea (Day) Wellman; her brothers-in-law, Ward Wellman and John Broyles and her sister-in-law, Dolores (Wrubel) Day.

Biography

Betty was born on March 24, 1926 in Filion, Michigan to the late Murdoch and Mary (Fuller) Day. She graduated from Port Hope High School. On August 23, 1947, she married Donald Weisenbach. He preceded her in death on November 10, 2001. They bought a house in Mesa, Arizona in the 80’s and soon spent half the year there. She loved having parties both in Arizona and Michigan. She also loved traveling, golfing, gardening, reading and feeding the birds including hummingbirds; in Arizona she also fed rabbits and quail.


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Eugene Briolat

Eugene Briolat

Name: Eugene C. Briolat

Age: 84

Hometown: Minden City

Funeral Date: August 10, 2018

Date of Birth: December 25, 1933

Date of Passing: August 05, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11 am at St. Isadore Parish-St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Parisville. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Ubly. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. Arrangements by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. If you wish to offer your condolences to Eugene’s family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Eugene is survived by: One son - Dan Briolat of Minden City. One daughter – Doreen Toby of Phoenix, AZ. One Grandson – Ted Glaza of Washington. Two brothers – Marshall (Cathy) Briolat, Jr. of Swartz Creek and Harold (Ranea) Briolat of Clio.. Four sisters – Delphine (Jim) Peruski of Deckerville, Christine (Richard) Peruski of Ubly, Glorie (Mike) McCarty of Ubly and Jean (Kevin) Anthony of Ubly. He was preceded in death by: Two brothers – Marcus Briolat and Melvin Briolat. One sister – Jeanette Peruski. One brother-in-law – Jack Peruski.

Biography

Eugene C. Briolat, age 84, of Minden City, passed away on August 5, 2018 at Courtney Manor Nursing Facility in Bad Axe. Eugene was born on December 25, 1933, in Paris Township, son of the late Marshall and Rose (Ulfig) Briolat Sr. He married Geraldine Grifka on July 13, 1957 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ubly. Geraldine preceded him in death on May 8, 2016. Eugene was a longtime Paris Township farmer. In his younger years, he worked construction and sold seeds for Northrup King. Eugene lived a long and happy life and only succumbed to ill health during his final years. He was a hard-working man who never met a stranger and he could never resist the opportunity to have a laugh with friends.


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Eugene Cleland

Eugene Cleland

Name: Eugene Cleland

Age: 79

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: August 09, 2018

Date of Birth: September 30, 1938

Date of Passing: August 06, 2018

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will take place 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and at the church on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of service. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Bad Axe with Rev. Philip Tousley officiating. Burial will follow at Colfax Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church (to go towards the new roof fund). Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Gene is survived by his children: William (Deborah) Cleland of Bad Axe, Douglas (Joyce) Cleland of Ubly, Sharon (William) Sturgill of Bad Axe and Karen (David) Friebe of Auburn. Gene was the loving grandfather of Nicole (Robert) Anzell, Candice (Kyle) Parsons, Erin (Kyle) Recker, Michael (Breanna) Cleland, Sarah Cleland, David (Sarah) Sturgill, Megan, Matthew, Alexander and Benjamin Friebe. He was also blessed to be Great-Grandpa to Alexander, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabelle, Victor, Vivienne, Addison, Jack, Adrienne, Avery, Adalynn, Brooklyn, Ella, Grant and Jacob. Gene is also survived by siblings: Judy (Jim) Doerr of Ubly and Jerry (Theo) Cleland of Cass City and in-laws Janette Minnick (Bay City), Elizabeth Sabaugh (Tomball, TX), William Edwards (Benton Harbor) and Gene (Jan) Edwards (San Diego, CA) and several nieces and nephews. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends, especially morning coffee with his buddies Jim and Chuck McKnight. Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Elaine and Christina of Compassus Hospice, Cass City. Thank you for making this very heartbreaking journey a more tolerable experience.

Biography

Eugene “Gene” Cleland, age 79, passed away peacefully August 6, 2018 at Courtney Manor, under hospice Care. Gene was born September 30, 1938 to the late Curtis and Velma Cleland. He married Winnie Edwards on June 21, 1958. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2018. He graduated from Cass City High School in 1956. Gene worked at the Huron County Road Commission, Bad Axe Grain elevator, Marlette Homes, and Thumb Tool and Engineering.


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Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson

Name: Michael Lee Patterson

Age: 56

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: August 09, 2018

Date of Birth: February 21, 1962

Date of Passing: August 04, 2018

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11 am at the Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Phil Burch will be officiating. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2 – 8 pm or Thursday 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 the Thumb Animal Shelter. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Michael is survived by his wife, Gina Patterson of Bad Axe. One son, Ethan Patterson and girlfriend Cassandra Wade of Saginaw. One daughter, Nicole Patterson of Bad Axe. Mother, Patricia Patterson of Bad Axe. Sister, Tammy Elenbaum of Caseville. Father and Mother In Law, Gordon and Catherine Miller, Bad Axe. Brother in Law, Michael Miller and his wife, Jennie of Mattawan. Sister in Law, Laurie Miller, of Chandler, Arizona. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. His beloved dog, Lady, will miss playing ball and snuggling on the recliner. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Donald Patterson.

Biography

Michael Lee Patterson, age 56, of Bad Axe, passed away on August 4, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family, while under hospice care after a heroic battle with esophageal cancer. Michael was born on February 21, 1962 in Bad Axe to Donald and Patricia (Schultz) Patterson. He graduated from Elkton, Pigeon, Bay Port High School in 1980. He graduated from Delta College and Ferris State College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business. He wrote his State Board for Nursing Home Administration to join the family run nursing home, Sunny Acres, until it closed. In his final years, he trucked cattle for Smaglinski Farms, sprayed for Central Pest Control and helped area farmers during harvest. Mike was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Bad Axe. Michael was a Boy Scout leader. Michael was considered a “permanent” chaperone for the Bad Axe FFA. He loved dogs and trained dogs with Ron Forester years ago. Michael was a scuba diver in high school and fixed many area pools. Michael was a certified Public Water Supply Operator and carried a Category A CDL. Michael valued and cherished his family and friends. Michael loved old Ford Broncos, hunting, motorcycles, swimming, time at the cabin and good cattle discussions with his kids.


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Clayton Maust

Clayton Maust

Name: Clayton Ray Maust

Age: 88

Hometown: Harrisonburg Virginia

Funeral Date: August 14, 2018

Date of Birth: February 27, 1930

Date of Passing: July 31, 2018

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

The funeral will be held 11 AM Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church, 7120 Geiger Road, Pigeon. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday, August 13 from 6 to 8 PM; and on Tuesday, August 14 from 10 AM until time of service. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

In addition to his wife, Clayton is survived by his children, Cherie (Larry)Yoder of Sherwood , Jerry (Tammy) Maust of Pigeon, Lynette (Darrel)Yoder, of Bay Port, Debby (Barry) Graber of Kalona, IA, and Lori (Lester) Beachy of Kokomo, IN ; 27 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Thelma's family including her two children, Leon (Marj) Hershberger and Evie ( Myron) Showalter; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Clayton was preceded in death by his four brothers, Arthur, Earl, Edgar, and Wilbur Maust; his four sisters, Alta Swartzendruber, Doris Basinger, Fern Brunk, and Josephine Musser; and granddaughter, Katie Yoder.

Biography

Clayton Ray Maust, 88, a resident of Harrisonburg , Virginia , passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Clayton was born February 27, 1930, in Bay Port , son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Gunden) Maust. On April 20, 1951, he married Berniece Albrecht, also from Bay Port , who passed away January 7, 1987. Clayton and Berniece were active members of the Pigeon River Mennonite Church where they taught Sunday school and served as youth sponsors for many years. In his early years, Clayton owned Huron County Hatchery where he employed young men who caught chickens and remember him as kind and caring. He later was employed at Active Feed Company, regularly hauling eggs to Buffalo , New York , and making friends along the way. Clayton never knew a stranger. Clayton will long be remembered for his signature bass voice. He began singing in quartets as a young man. For 30 years sang with the former Gospel Messengers Quartet. He also sang with the Pigeon Men’s Chorus and the Rockingham Male Chorus. After his marriage to Thelma H. Martin Hershberger on January 14, 1989, Clayton moved to Harrisonburg , Virginia , and began to thoroughly enjoy his retirement. He frequently drove tour bus. He and Thelma traveled extensively and made family time their greatest priority.


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Josephine Tschirhart

Josephine Tschirhart

Name: Josephine F. Tschirhart

Age: 93

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: June 13, 3018

Date of Birth: August 23, 1924

Date of Passing: June 11, 2018

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Josephine will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, with Fr. George Amos officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for Josephine will begin at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Josephine is survived by her siblings: Robert Tschirhart of Port Hope, Jim (Jean) Tschirhart of Plymouth, Don (Jean) Tschirhart of Simi, California, Joe (Mary) Tschirhart of Simi Valley, CA, Evelyn Hansen of Simi Valley, CA, Alice (Jim) Harman, San Antonio TX, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two siblings: Helen and Lawrence.

Biography

OSEPHINE F. TSCHIRHART, age 93 of Harbor Beach, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. She was born on August 23, 1924 in Ruth to the late Robert Stephen and Mary Jane (Pechette) Tschirhart. Josephine owned a beauty shop in the Detroit area for over 30 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, and was an avid reader.


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