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Charlene McBride

Charlene McBride

Name: Charlene L McBride

Age: 71

Hometown: Elkton, MI

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: October 24, 1945

Date of Passing: March 21, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

In keeping with her wishes there will be no visitation, funeral or memorial service at this time. Graveside services will take place later this summer. Memorials may be directed to the Thumb Animal Shelter, Elkton and memories or words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are her husband of almost 51 years, Phil; sisters, Gail (Jim) Millgard of Port Austin, Lori Parker of Bad Axe and Renee (Larry) Pulcer of Harbor Beach; in-laws, Ken (Annita) McBride of Caro and Robert (Cindy) McBride of Bad Axe and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Deanna Sommerfeld and Bonnie Gottschalk.

Biography

Charlene L McBride age 71, of Elkton died Tuesday afternoon, March 21, at Covenant Cooper, Saginaw after a long battle with health problems. She was born October 24, 1945 in Bad Axe to the late Alex and Beulah (Leckenby) Parker. Char grew up in Bad Axe and graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1964. On July 9, 1966, she was united in marriage to Philip McBride in Cheboygan. Shortly after they married, they moved to Elkton where Phil was employed at Jake Deering Surge. In 1972, they bought the dealership, renaming it McBride Surge. She and Phil operated the business until 1985. Char was an avid golfer and could be found on the links almost any time, she had a big heart for animals, rescuing many dogs and cats. She also enjoyed gardening and life itself.


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William Chappel

William Chappel

Name: William H. Chappel

Age: 79

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: March 25, 2017

Date of Birth: September 23, 1937

Date of Passing: March 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be conducted 12:00 noon Saturday, March 25, at Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, where friends may call from 10 AM until the of services. Elder Karen Bouverette, will officiate with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Memorials may be directed to Thumb Animal Shelter or the donor’s choice and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; two children, Julie (Thomas) O’Connor of Ubly and Eric (Tammy) Chappel of Madison, AL; seven grandchildren, Dana (Larry), Mackenzie (Justin), Kyle (Amy), Courtney, Justin, Lydia and Tessa; five great grandchildren, Karlyn, Trace, Clara, Gordon and Liam; two brothers, Robert and Albert Chappel; special nephew, Jim Chappel and many more nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were nine siblings.

Biography

William H. “Chief” Chappel age 79, of Elkton died Sunday morning, March 19, at Covenant Cooper, Saginaw. He was born September 23, 1937 in Marlette, to the late Simon and Gladys (McAllister) Chappel. While in high school, Bill enlisted in the US Navy and served for twenty years. On September 13, 1958, he was united in marriage to Marilyn J Forster at the EUB Church in Elkton. They returned to Elkton following his discharge, where he started Chappel Plumbing & Heating, retiring in 2012. Bill enjoyed being out of doors, playing golf, woodworking, playing cribbage, but most especially spending time with his family.


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Lucille Maschke

Lucille Maschke

Name: Lucille Maschke

Age: 94

Hometown: Port Hope

Funeral Date: March 23, 2017

Date of Birth: December 25, 1922

Date of Passing: March 19, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Lucille will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11 am at St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope, with Rev. David Dodge officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation for Lucille will be Wednesday from 3-7pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Thursday will be at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Memorials may be given to the St. John Barnabas Fund, Alzheimer’s Research, or Courtney Manor. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her daughter Myrna Lamb, son Doug Howard, three granddaughters: Becky (Tom) Block, Rhonda (Rick) Beard and Sue (Ed) Discher, 6 great grandchildren: Special great grandson Travis and great granddaughters: Heide, Lindsay (Josh) Noelle, Ashley and Jamie (Matt), 6 great great grandchildren: Adyson, Reagan, Elaine, Carson, Fisher & Olivia, and many nieces and nephews. Lucille was welcomed to her heavenly home by her husband Ben, son Butch, daughter Linda, grandsons: Mike and Kevin, great grandson Corey, great granddaughter Seana, one sister and eight “Bender Boys” as she called her brothers. The family of Lucille wishes to thank every single person at Courtney Manor for the excellent care, love and respect they shared to our mom and grandma. You were her extended family and she loved all of you. Also thank you to Pastor Dodge for your visits and prayers for Mom.

Biography

LUCILLE MASCHKE, age 94 of Port Hope, has completed her work here on earth on Sunday, March 19, 2017 and has gone to her home in heaven. Lucille was born on December 25, 1922 at home at the Bender Farm to the late Albert and Olga (Steinhurst) Bender. She married Ben Maschke on August 17, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2008. Lucille was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church of Port Hope, She was the first cook at the Lutheran School and Cleaned/Painted/Wallpapered many homes in Port Hope. Lucille loved her Lord and trusted him completely, her deep faith and devotion to her Lord was evident in everything she had done.


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Betty Nieschulz

Betty Nieschulz

Name: Betty L. Nieschulz

Age: 89

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: March 22, 2017

Date of Birth: November 23, 1927

Date of Passing: March 18, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 22, at St John’s Lutheran Church, Berne, MI. Rev. Steven Neuman, pastor will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends and family may call at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 9 AM until the time of services Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to the Steven Bell Scholarship Fund (Betty’s nephew, a fallen police officer/firefighter) or the family and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcElkton.com

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are children: Sandra (Bill) Renn of Pigeon,MI; Gloria Nieschulz of Pigeon and Dennis (Melissa) Nieschulz of Pinconning, MI; grandchildren, Roger, Marsha, Becky, Sarah, Amy, Carrie, Brian, Ben and Sally; 12 great grandchildren; her brothers, Carl Gerstenschlager, Edwin (Audrey) Gerstenschlager; sisters, Joyce (Jay Dean) Krueger, and Donna Mae Landenburg; sisters-in-law, Myra Gerstenschlager and Jane Bell and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a grandson, Martin Renn and in-laws, Betty Gerstenschlager and Ralph Landenberg.

Biography

Betty L. Nieschulz age 89, of Pigeon, MI passed away Saturday afternoon, March 18, at her home while under hospice care. She was born November 23, 1927 at the home of her parents, the late Carl and Louise (Inhelder) Gerstenschlager in Harbor Beach, MI. She grew up in the Harbor Beach area and attended Zion Lutheran School though the eighth grade and graduated from Harbor Beach High School in 1945. On October 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Kale Huxtabe at the Lutheran parsonage in Harbor Beach. Kale died 8 months later on May 24, 1948. Betty found the love of her life a short time later, Elmer Nieschulz, they married July 30, 1949 and moved to the Elkton/Pigeon, MI area, in the early 50’s, where they farmed. Elmer died January 29, 2006. In the early 60’s, Betty became a sales clerk at the Pigeon Polewach Store until they closed. From there she was employed at Sageman’s Jewelry Store, Bad Axe,MI retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Ladies Aide in Berne, MI. Betty enjoyed making quilts, especially for her children and grandchildren.


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Kenneth Harper

Kenneth Harper

Name: Kenneth Harper

Age: 83

Hometown: Port Hope, MI

Funeral Date: March 18, 2017

Date of Birth: June 25, 1933

Date of Passing: March 11, 2017

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place at May Memorial in Port Huron. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Ken is survived by his wife Billie Jo Harper, children: Kathy (Scott) Stephens, Laurie (Rick) DePanicis, Kenneth D. (Sandy) Harper Jr., Patti (Mark) Hatfield, Jamie (Rodonna) Harper, Jennifer (Jeremy) Bryant, Step children: Michael (Angela) Mathes, Christopher McBroom, 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Marge (Herb) Boren, and Merle Willis. He was preceded in death by a brother James Robert Harper.

Biography

Kenneth Harper, age 83 of Port Hope, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at McLaren Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron. He was born on June 25, 1933 in Pilot Oak, Kentucky, to the late Whitman and Moty Sue Harper. He and Billie Jo Hoskins were united in marriage n June 22, 1984 in Avon Lake, Ohio. Ken worked in the automotive industry, he enjoyed his work, and was a member of the Local Union Sheet Metal Workers 292. He enjoyed his retirement the past 15 years, and enjoyed being in the outdoors: going on bike rides, hiking, camping, he was always staying busy. He attended the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, and was very active in many churches over the years.


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Walter Bedford

Walter Bedford

Name: Walter Howard "Howie" Bedford

Age: 35

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: March 16, 2017

Date of Birth: May 08, 1981

Date of Passing: March 12, 2017

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral service will be at 5:00pm Thursday, March 16th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville with Revs. Steve and Karen Bouverette officiating. Visitation will be 1 to 5 pm Thursday. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his fiancee Tiaka Barry and her son Lil Ronnie; parents Jeff and Carmelita of Caseville; sister Mary (Jonathan) Kreider of Montrose and brother Ronald (Tiffany) of Sebewaing; grandmother Ellamae Bedford of Pigeon; and many other extended family and friends.

Biography

Walter Howard “Howie” Bedford, 35, of Caseville passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2017 surrounded by his family. Howie was born May 8, 1981 in Bad Axe to Jeffrey and Carmelita (Quiroga) Bedford. He attended Caseville Public School. He was instrumental working with his family’s business, J&C Home Improvements. He enjoyed music, playing pool, boating, barbeques, his mom’s cooking and mostly time spent with his family, especially his nephews.


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Sharon Ahler

Sharon Ahler

Name: Sharon K. (Sy) Ahler

Age: 75

Hometown: Colfax Township, MI

Funeral Date: April 08, 2017

Date of Birth: October 05, 1941

Date of Passing: February 20, 2017

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Sharon’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Cass City on Saturday, April 8, 2017 Memorials may be offered to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Cass City or to the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Julie Crockran and her husband, Steven, of Detroit; sisters: Jacalyn Guinther and her husband, Gerald, of Gagetown; Judy Wissner of Sebewaing, and Mary Fournier and her husband, Robert, of Sebewaing; brother-in-law: James Ahler and his wife, Loretta, of Croswell; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother in law, Douglas Ahler and her niece, Holly Fournier.

Biography

Sharon K. (Sy) Ahler, 75, of Colfax Township, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Huron County Medical Care Facility. She was born on October 5, 1941 to the late Alfred and Florence (Hovey) Sy in Unionville, Michigan. Sharon graduated from Owen-Gage High School in 1959. She married Richard L. Ahler on November 11, 1961 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bach, Michigan. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2012. Sharon worked as a certified nurse aide at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe for many years and also at Tendercare in Cass City. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cass City. Sharon enjoyed knitting, and playing Bingo.


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Ardis Dean

Ardis Dean

Name: Ardis Jean Dean

Age: 77

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 22, 2017

Date of Birth: October 03, 1939

Date of Passing: February 07, 2017

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4 pm. at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. Friends may call at the church from 3 pm until the service time at 4 pm. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Ardis is survived by: Husband-Wayne Dean of Bad Axe. 2 Daughters - Cassie Fay and Amy Fay, both of Bridgman, MI. 2 Brothers - Ronald and Harold Pettinger. 2 Grandchildren-Ryan and Harmony.

Biography

Ardis Jean Dean, age 77, of Bad Axe passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Courtney Manor Nursing Home in Bad Axe. Ardis was born in Cass City on October 3, 1939, daughter of the late George and Verna (Lowe) Pettinger. She married Wayne Dean on April 21, 1973 in Bad Axe. She enjoyed animals and many sports, especially football and baseball.


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Kenneth Bolda

Kenneth Bolda

Name: Kenneth A. Bolda

Age: 78

Hometown: Port Austin, MI

Funeral Date: October 15, 2017

Date of Birth: March 24, 1938

Date of Passing: January 11, 2017

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation for Ken will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde from 2 to 8:00 pm and at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Port Austin on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of funeral at 11:00 am. Burial will take place in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dwight Township.

Family of the Deceased

Ken was preceded in death by two wives, Cynthia (Inda) bolda and Donna (Kazyaka) Bolda-Russell. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara Bolda, his children: Vickie (Todd) Harbowy of Southgate, Mi, Anthony Bolda of Madison Hghts, Kenneth (Amy) Bolda of Farmington, Jeff (Krista) Gugnacki of Warren and Melissa Domanski of Madison Heights; his grandchildren Anthony, Jacob, Megan, Joshua, Evan, Rachel, Megan, Julia and Emily, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Charles (Joanne) Bolda of Mio, his sister, Marie (Clarence) Polega of Bay City, and was preceded in death by a brother, Alan.

Biography

Kenneth A. Bolda, 78, of Port Austin died Wednesday, January 11, 2017at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born March 24, 1938 son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Moore) Bolda. Ken worked as a Tool and Die maker for Chrysler Motor Company for 33 years. He was an avid hunter and woodworker. He enjoyed playing golf, reading and having his morning coffee with the guys in town.


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