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Lois Hewitt

Lois Hewitt

Name: Lois F. Hewitt

Age: 97

Hometown: Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: October 22, 2021

Date of Birth: January 05, 1824

Date of Passing: October 18, 2021

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Friday, October 22nd at Elkton Missionary Church with Pastor Reggie Courliss officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-6 Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Elkton Missionary Church, 220 N. Main Street, Elkton, MI 48731. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Lois is survived by her children Iola Eby of Elkton, Don (Debbie) Hewitt of Bad Axe, Beverly Hewitt of Moline, IL, Gwen Petres of Elkton and Beth (David) Peck of Milford, VA; grandchildren Chris (Wendy), Eric (Christine), Mike, Charnelle, Shane (Nikki), Michelle (Casey), Heather and Damian; great-grandchildren James, Jillian, Logan, Carson, Alexa, Katarina, Adrian, David Jacob, Elizabeth and Camila. She was preceded in death by her father Harry Schwendener in 1939, her mother Hazel Blatt in 1962, step-father John Blatt, daughter Joanne (Les) Stumpf, and sister Eunice Denninger.

Biography

Lois F. Hewitt, 97, of Elkton, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Lois was born January 5, 1924 in China while her parents were serving as missionaries. She escaped China before the onset of World War II, settling in Nebraska and finishing school there. She worked at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in the kitchen, in the laundry at Huron County Medical Care Facility, and then after retiring continued volunteering at Medical Care until she was 92 years old, taking residents to hair appointments. Lois was a member of Elkton Missionary Church. In retirement Lois enjoyed riding her 3-wheel bike in Elkton and collecting pop-tabs for charity.


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Franklin Dean

Franklin Dean

Name: Franklin J. Dean

Age: 73

Hometown: Bay City

Funeral Date: October 20, 2021

Date of Birth: July 05, 1948

Date of Passing: October 16, 2021

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A funeral service for Frank will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Burial with full military honors will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. at a later date. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 pm until the service time at 6 pm. To offer your condolences to Frank’s family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Frank is survived by his son Michael (Leslie) Dean and daughter Kelli (Jeff) Morin, grandchildren Jack Danger, Joseph Scott, Max, Shea and Evy, siblings Joseph aka Dizzy (Kim deceased), Raymond, John (Brenda), Loretta (James) Wieszciecinski, James, Mary (Terry) Avery and Patricia (Daniel) Corcoran as well as his sister-cousin Joyce Walker, Aunt Joan Blome, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul D. Dean.

Biography

Franklin J. Dean, age 73 of Bay City, passed away peacefully on October 16,2021 after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family. Frank was born in Pigeon, Michigan on July 5, 1948 to the late Joseph M. and Doris E. (McArdle) Dean. He graduated from Bad Axe High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army in 1968. He worked many years and retired from C&O (CSX) Railroad. Frank had many interests including: spending time with his family, playing cards, golfing, and playing pool. He was an avid motorcyclist his entire life and was still joyfully giving his grandsons rides the month before his illness. For many years he enjoyed driving crosscountry to California to visit his children and grandchildren and making new friends in multiple casinos. Frank was a loving and devoted son, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and Godfather.


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Daniel Youngblood III

Daniel Youngblood III

Name: Daniel J. Youngblood III

Age: 82

Hometown: Port Austin

Funeral Date: October 19, 2021

Date of Birth: May 04, 1963

Date of Passing: October 13, 2021

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass for Daniel J. Youngblood III will take place on Tuesday, October 19,2021 at 11:00 am in St. Michael’s Catholic Church of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Port Austin. Visitation will be at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde on Monday from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 am up until the time of service at 11:00.

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his children: Cathy Youngblood of Rochester Hills, Raymond Youngblood of Port Austin and Ronald (Christine) Youngblood of Palm Beach, Florida, as well as his grandchild, Paul Youngblood. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Janel Glowcvewski and Richard Youngblood.

Biography

Daniel J. Youngblood III, 82, of Port Austin died October 13, 2021 in Autumnwood of Deckerville. He was born on February 13, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Daniel and Marian (Barnoski) Youngblood. He and Shirley Schaff were married in Detroit, Michigan on May 4, 1963. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2017. Having worked for the City of Detroit, he retired and they moved to Port Austin in 1994 and fulfilled his dream of building their own home. Daniel enjoyed collecting and restoring old jukeboxes and playing euchre. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 499, the U & I Club, Inc, of Port Austin, and St. Michael’s Catholic Church of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Port Austin.


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Burke Rupersburg

Burke Rupersburg

Name: Burke Phillip Rupersburg

Age: 89

Hometown: Port Austin, MI.

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: March 02, 1932

Date of Passing: October 13, 2021

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe handled the arrangements. Those wishing to offer a memorial contribution may consider Shriner Hospital c/o Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center, Saginaw, MI. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Survivors are his wife Donna of Port Austin; one daughter: Lynne D. and her husband Jerry Warner of Goodrich, MI; one son, Mark A. Rupersburg and his wife Linda of Grosse Point Woods, MI; three grandchildren, Blake Rupersburg, Bryan Warner and Phillip Warner (wife, Allison); two brothers Paul Rupersburg and his wife Judy of New Baltimore, MI and Frank Rupersburg and his wife Jean of Hartland, Mich.; one sister Judith of Arizona; son-in-law: William Bogen of Madison Heights, MI. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews; one sister in-law: Joan Baginski of Shelby Twp.; two brothers in-law Rodger Bruce and his wife, Rosemary of Albuquerque, N. M. and Clare Bruce and his wife, Yvonne of Marine City. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jill A. Bogen; three brothers- in-law: Gary and John Bruce and George Baginski; and two sisters-in-law: Kim Bruce and Susan Cuthbertson.

Biography

Burke Phillip Rupersburg, age 89, resident of Port Austin, passed away on October 13, 2021 at his home under hospice care. Mr. Rupersburg was born March 2, 1932 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of the late Burghardt and Florence (Eschner) Rupersburg. He and Miss Donna J. Bruce were married December 31, 1952 at the Utica United Methodist Church. Burke was a graduate of South Lake High School, in St. Clair Shores, MI. Class of 1950. He attended Chrysler Institute, Highland Park and Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. He retired as manager of Advanced Technical Training after 27 years of employment with Chrysler Corporation. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps, as a staff Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict. He is a life member of Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge F & AM #64, Scottish Rite, Valley of Fort Myers, FL. 32 degree; Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple Saginaw and served as current president of the Huron Shrine Club. He was a member of the American Legion in Lansing. His special interests and hobbies included flying remote control model planes, boating, golfing, wood working and enjoyed working in his yard. He and his wife spent several months in Punta Gorda, Florida each winter.


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Margaret Jurgess

Margaret Jurgess

Name: Margaret Mickey Jurgess

Age: 87

Hometown: Attica

Funeral Date: October 14, 2021

Date of Birth: March 15, 1934

Date of Passing: October 10, 2021

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial for Margaret will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church/St. Hubert Parish in Bad Axe with Fr. T.J. Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Verona Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MacAlpine Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 and at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be offered to Paradise Animal Rescue in Lapeer or to the American Legion Post 16 Women’s Auxiliary. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Margaret is survived by her daughters: Susan (Larry) Hough of Attica, Sandra (Allen) Harding, of Lapeer and Shelly Sinclair of Attica; her grandchildren: Sarena (Jay) Hanson, James Harding, Amanda (David) Cook and Cory (Kari) Hough; her great-grandchildren: Alayna Hanson, Halle Cook and Alexis Miller. She is also survived by her siblings: Bernard “Sonny” Holdwick of Ruth, Grace Burkhard of Harbor Beach and Millie Kaufman of Ruth; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Catherine Holdwick, Lucille (Louis) Moore, Doris (Russell) Bowers, and Delores (Lowell) Messing; her brothers-in-law: Delbert Burkhard and LaVern Kaufman and a sister-in-law, Violet Holdwick.

Biography

Margaret “Mickey” Jurgess, 87, of Attica, passed away on October 10, 2021 at home under hospice care. She was born on March 15, 1934 to the late Bernard and Cecelia (Wipping) Holdwick of Ruth, Michigan. Mickey graduated from St. Peter’s & Paul’s in Ruth. She was united in marriage to Patrick J. Jurgess on February 4, 1956. They were married for 62 years. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2018. She was employed at Michigan Bell for several years. Mickey enjoyed her dogs, reading, crocheting, and working in her flower garden. Margaret was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lapeer and the American Legion Post 16 Women’s Auxiliary.


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Manda Kipfer

Manda Kipfer

Name: Manda Brandon Kipfer

Age: 89

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: October 16, 2021

Date of Birth: October 07, 1931

Date of Passing: September 29, 2021

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be Noon, Saturday, October 16th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Goforth officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children Linda Conners of Caseville, Diane (Garry) Reese of Northville, Ramona Kipfer of Missouri City, Texas, and Michael (Judy) Kipfer of Zebulon, NC; grandchildren Carla (Todd) Striker, Michelle (Steve) Norkiewicz, Jennifer Amos, Susie (Mike) Muldoon, Roger (Abigail) Kildow, Shawn (Tiffani) Conners; great-grandchildren Amanda, Tyonna, Autumn, Grace, Michael, Talin, Alexander, Ravenna and one more on the way; niece Becky Lewis and nephew Roger Dean Lewis; sister-in-law Diane (Joe) Guigar and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Rosco and Mandi, her husband Albertus, her daughter Pat (Steve) Fountain, and her sister Irene.

Biography

Manda “Lorene” Brandon Kipfer, 89, of Caseville passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 under hospice care. Lorene was born in Grubbs, Arkansas on Oct 7, 1931 to Rosco and Manda “Mandi” Peer Brandon where she spent many happy years growing up on the farm with her Grandma and Pappy. She relocated to Flint, Michigan in the fall of 1950 for work after a bad season on the farm. While working at GM she met and married the love of her life Albertus Kipfer. Together they decided to build their own business out of the family farm, back home in Caseville. While Al continued to work at GM, helping on weekends, Lorene broke ground on their dream! With the children in tow she hand picked every rock out of the field to clear the way for what was to become the CASEVILLE GOLF COURSE!! The first and only fully public golf course in the area. Al was then able to join her full time at the course when it opened in 1963. The golf course is still in the family today, 3rd generation owned and operated by her grandson. In 1977 they started wintering in Florida where they spent many warm and happy winters. They enjoyed traveling, going all over the United States from Alaska to Florida with their camper in tow. They loved trying and seeing new things. Their traveling was not limited to the US. They traveled the world. Going all over Europe, walking on the Great Wall in China and even scaling Mt. Machu Picchu in Peru! They took command of every dance floor they stepped on!! Competing in square dancing tournaments across the US. But their love of dance was not limited to square dancing, they loved it all, from swing dancing to getting down with Disco!! She was a charter member of the Caseville F.O.E. Club #3690 Auxiliary “The Eagle’s Club”, as well as a member of The Travelers Club, The Michigan Square Dance Club, as well being a lifetime owner/member of Caseville Golf Course where she belonged to several golf leagues. She enjoyed gardening, reading, golfing, playing cards, traveling and most of all sewing. She was an accomplished seamstress creating all her own dance costumes, as well as clothing for herself and her family. She was the Women’s Golf Champion for several years and could out-drive most men including her husband Al! Most of all she was a fighter, twice winning the battle against cancer.


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Kathleen Koroleski

Kathleen Koroleski

Name: Kathleen Mary Koroleski

Age: 70

Hometown: Kinde, MI.

Funeral Date: September 17, 3031

Date of Birth: May 09, 1951

Date of Passing: September 13, 2021

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

In keeping with Kathleen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 am until the service time at 1 pm at the funeral home. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband, David Koroleski of Kinde. Sisters – Maureen Fealko of Caro, Jean (Tony) Krinkie of Bad Axe, Laurie (Dave) Matthews of Bad Axe, Lisa (Chris) Shepherd of Harbor Beach. Brothers – Dan (Sue) Casey of Ubly, Pat (Sue) Casey of Carsonville. Sisters-in-law – Dorothy Casey of Deford, Marlene Pratt of Elkton and Barb (Larry) Jimkoski of Bay Port. Brothers-in-law – Stan Koroleski of Kinde, Marvin (Vivian) Koroleski of Gotts Corner, and Duane (Carol) Koroleski of Kinde, Dennnis Bushey of Bad Axe,, Gerald Smaglinski of Shelbyville Indiana. Several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, James and Joyce Casey. Mother and Father-in-law – Phil and Rita Koroleski. Brother – James Casey. Sisters – Barbara Smaglinski and Joan Bushey. Brothers-in-law – William Fealko and Gary Pratt. Sister-in-law – Rose Ruffini.

Biography

Kathleen Mary Koroleski, age 70, of Kinde, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. Kathleen was born in Bad Axe on May 9, 1951, daughter of the late James and Joyce (Allan) Casey. She married David Koroleski on November 9 1973 at Sacred Heart Church Bad Axe, MI Kathy worked at the Seatbelt Factory in Bad Axe MI until it closed, then became a homemaker. Kathy enjoyed playing cards, camping with family and traveling. She was always there to help out her family and friends when they needed her. She especially enjoyed having her best friend & great nephew Bryson Henline around playing games, and going to watch him play sports. She was his biggest fan. She also enjoyed having her dog Chloe at her side.


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