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June Byarski

June Byarski

Name: June Marie Byarski

Age: 96

Hometown: Riverview, MI

Funeral Date: January 21, 2022

Date of Birth: June 21, 1925

Date of Passing: January 16, 2022

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11 am at St. Hubert’s Parish – Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 3 – 8 pm at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, MI. Visitation will also be held Friday at the church from 10 am until the service time at 11 am. A scripture-rosary service will be offered on Thursday at 7 pm at the funeral home. If you wish to offer your condolences to June’s family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her four children, Patricia (Richard) Dudek, Gary (Kathy) Byarski, Leonard Byarski, Jr., and Donna (George) Trimpe. Brother-in-law, Roman Kozlowski of Port Austin. 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. June was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard on October 15, 2002. Granddaughter – Andrea Lennae Byarski on November 2, 2008. Daughter-in-law – Laurie Ann Byarski on June 11, 2020. Two brothers – Roy (Marie) Eden and Gordon (Irene) Eden. Nephew – Barry Roy Eden on December 26, 2007.

Biography

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother, June Marie Byarski, who passed away on January 16, 2022 at Rivergate Terrace in Riverview, MI after a brief illness. June was born on June 21, 1925, in Lincoln Township, daughter of the late Joshua and Llwella (Randall) Eden. She married the love of her life, Leonard Val Byarski on July 6, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dwight, in Kinde, MI by Rev. H.S. Padsiad after Leonard returned from the South Pacific, where he served in the U.S. Army during WWII. They worked together to create their own business, Byarski and Sons Egg Company, of which they ran until Leonard retired. They enjoyed spending their time with their family and friends. June loved spending hours crocheting and bird watching. June was a long time member of St. Hubert’s Parish in Bad Axe, MI. She also enjoyed gardening and would spend hours canning and freezing vegetables and fruits. Before her most recent illness, she resided at Meadow Lanes Assisted Living, where she remained very active. She had a special relationship with her tiny Chihuahua, Chicky, which she received from the Sanilac County Animal Shelter. Chicky passed away four hours before June. They had a very special bond.


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Rebecca Hudson

Rebecca Hudson

Name: Rebecca Hudson

Age: 54

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: January 21, 2022

Date of Birth: January 29, 1967

Date of Passing: January 14, 2022

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A memorial service will take place Friday, January 21, 2022 at 1 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Friends may gather at noon until time of services at 1 pm. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband Christopher Hudson of Harbor Beach, children: Tori (Dustin) Dooley of Harbor Beach, Autumn (Special Friend Scott Forester) Hudson of Elkton, Haley (Nick) Kanaski of Bad Axe, her mother, Leora Douglas, 2 grandchildren, niece Paisley Hudson, nephews: David (Jessica) McKenzie, Sean Zhuelk, and mother-in-law Mary (Robert) Stowers. Cremation has taken place.

Biography

Rebecca K. Hudson, age 54 of Harbor Beach, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at her home. She was born on January 29, 1967 in Sterling Heights, to Leora (Graves) Akers Douglas, and the late Allen Akers. Rebecca and Christopher Hudson were united in marriage in 1996 in Sterling Heights. She enjoyed listening to music, doing word searches and being with her friends and family.


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Genevieve Potter

Genevieve  Potter

Name: Genevieve Potter

Age: 86

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: January 22, 2022

Date of Birth: November 06, 1935

Date of Passing: January 14, 2022

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Genevieve will be Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1 pm at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbor Beach. Burial will follow in Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation for Genevieve will be Saturday, at Zion Lutheran Church, from 11 am until time of services at 1 pm. Arrangements are being handled by the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. The Family would like to take a moment and thank the Huron County Medical Care Facility, for going above and beyond with all their support, love and care for their loved one. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Genevieve is survived by her children: Richard Potter of Detroit, Amy Potter of Harbor Beach, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sisters: Linda (Tom) Shimek of Ohio, Beverly (Gary) Finkel of Port Hope, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee, and siblings: Robert Lee, Richard Lee, and Phyllis Olp.

Biography

Genevieve Potter, age 86 of Harbor Beach, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. She was born on November 6, 1935 in Grindstone, to the late Robert and Emma (McAllister) Lee. Genevieve and Lee Potter were united in marriage on December 31, 1953 in Angola, IN. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2007. Genevieve worked in the daycare industry for over 35 years, and was the best babysitter around. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and enjoyed crafts, quilting, bowling, painting, working in her flower garden, and most of all being with her family.


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Mary Weldonna Donna Libkuman

Mary Weldonna Donna  Libkuman

Name: Mary Weldonna Donna Libkuman

Age: 77

Hometown: Libkuman

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: November 15, 1944

Date of Passing: January 18, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Elkton. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

Mary is survived by her brother Terry of Bradenton, Florida. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Libkuman.

Biography

Mary Weldonna "Donna" Libkuman, 77, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Autumnwood of Deckerville. Mary was born November 15, 1944 in Bad Axe to the late Rexford and Helen Marie (Cody) Libkuman. She graduated from Laker High School and attended Central Michigan University. She worked for TWA Airlines as a flight attendant before relocating to California. She moved back to Elkton to care for her father.


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Warren Riedel

Warren Riedel

Name: Warren H. Riedel

Age: 76

Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI.

Funeral Date: January 28, 2022

Date of Birth: August 21, 1945

Date of Passing: January 16, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be 11:00am Friday, January 28th at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Harbor Beach. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Warren is survived by his wife Diane; daughter Melissa Barnes of Harbor Beach; grandchildren Zachary, Tiffani, and Darren; great-grandson John Jr; brothers Larry, Richard and Bob, and sister Joyce Wruble. He was preceded in death by his sisters Emma and Ilene.

Biography

Warren H. Riedel, 76, of Harbor Beach passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Lee AFC Home in Pigeon. Warren was born August 21, 1945 in Forestville to the late Max and Helen (Beeth) Riedel. He grew up in Forestville and moved to Harbor Beach after he married Diane Booms in 1970. He enjoyed tinkering with small engines, and giving his grandchildren rides on the riding lawn mower. He was a member of the Harbor Beach Assembly of God.


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Marie Klee

Marie Klee

Name: Marie A. Klee

Age: 92

Hometown: Ruth, MI.

Funeral Date: January 22, 2022

Date of Birth: October 30, 1929

Date of Passing: January 15, 2022

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Marie’s Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Saturday, January 22 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth. Rev. Matthew Federico, pastor will officiate. Marie will be laid to rest in the spring next to her beloved husband, Lawrence in the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Ruth. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church only from 10:00-10:45 am. There will be a Christian Mothers rosary recited by the Holy Apostles Christian Mothers Friday afternoon at 6:30 pm at the funeral home. Please consider making a donation in Marie’s honor to the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church or the Christian Mothers or directly to her daughter, Sheila Grifka. Marie’s family wishes to express their abundant appreciation for the staff at Meadow Lane for making Marie feel at home over the last four years.` Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Marie’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Marie is survived by 6 daughters, Lauretta (Ken) Roberts of Minden City, Mildred (Paul) King of Kingston, Pauline (Jerry) Long of Ubly, Alice Gorkowski of Bad Axe, Sheila (Kerry) Grifka of Ubly, Sharon (Tom) Murray of Ubly; 7 sons, Kenneth (Terri) of Chesterfield Twp, Dennis (Bonnie) of Ruth, Harvey of Ruth, Ernest of Ruth, Timothy (Laura) of Ubly, Irvin (Cheryl) of Ubly, Earl of Ruth; 31 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Clor; two sisters, JoAnn (Lewis) Slavick, Patricia Clor; three sisters-in-law, Laura Clor, Ilene Clor, Verna Clor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clara Clor; four brothers, Luke, Fabian, Gabriel and Benjamin; one sister, Regina Hanselman; two sisters-in-law, Nora Clor and Priscilla Clor; one grandson, Paul Oswald; two daughters-in-law, Cathy Klee and Annette Klee.

Biography

Mrs. Marie A. Klee. 92 of Ruth, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living Facility in Bad Axe. Marie was born on October 30, 1929 in Harbor Beach to the late Joseph and Clara (Messing Clor. She then married Lawrence Klee on April 30, 1949 at St. John Catholic Church in Forestville. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2007. Marie was a graduate of the White Rock country school. She farmed with her husband and family, taking pride in being a farmer’s wife and mom who made the most phenomenal homemade bread. She was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers.


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James Flannery

James Flannery

Name: James Donald Flannery

Age: 76

Hometown: Holly, MI.

Funeral Date: January 18, 2022

Date of Birth: June 11, 1945

Date of Passing: January 13, 2022

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be at St. Rita Catholic Church in Holly on Tuesday, January 18 at noon. Visitation will be Monday, January 17, from 3pm-9pm at Dryer Funeral Home in Holly, with the Rosary at 4pm. An additional visitation will be Thursday, January 20, from 3pm - 8pm at Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for James’ family.

Family of the Deceased

Jim is survived by Roxanne (LaMontaine), children: Rebecca Flannery of Charleston, South Carolina, and Denise Flannery (Dale Frank) of Lansing, grandchildren: Abby and Alex Frank., step-son: Jason LaMontaine, siblings: Celestine (Ralph) Mungle and Bernice (Andy) Bleeda and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold (Cynthia) Flannery.

Biography

James Donald Flannery, age 76, of Holly (formerly of Ubly) passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home, under hospice care. He was born on June 11, 1945 in Bad Axe to the late Martin and Vernetta (Peters) Flannery. He lived on the family farm until he was drafted into the Army. After being discharged, he married Donna Conat on December 18, 1970 at St. Raymond's Catholic Church in Detroit. He was widowed seven years later. Jim worked in construction until his retirement in 2006 . Jim enjoyed hunting, spending time at the family farm, and watching the Tigers and the Lions. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and especially his two beloved grandchildren. Jim, the appointed mayor of the neighborhood, enjoyed, in his younger years, hosting neighborhood parties and pig roasts. He coordinated the mowing and maintenance of his and his neighbors' lawns and much to the chagrin of the road commission, maintained his ditches to his specifications. Jim loved to socialize and made friends wherever he went, including stopping in Nebraska and spending hours talking to a farmer about his irrigation system.


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Carole Fibranz

Carole Fibranz

Name: Carole Fibranz

Age: 72

Hometown: not available

Funeral Date: January 22, 2022

Date of Birth: June 29, 1949

Date of Passing: January 15, 2022

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be held on Saturday January 22, 2022 at the MacAlpine Funeral home in Bad Axe, from 11:00 AM to the time of service that will be held at 2 PM. A dinner will follow the service at Wilcox Park in Bad Axe. Memorials may be offered to the Fibranz family. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Carole is survived by her husband Clarence Fibranz; her children Richard (Erika) Fibranz, Robert (Kathleen) Fibranz, Robyn (Josh) Fibranz, Rebecca (Jason) Fibranz, former daughter in law Autumn (Darel) Fibranz; grandchildren Zachery, Andrea (Donnie), Breanna, Brady, Austin, Isiah, Jaxson, Ian, Isaac, Xavier and Clover; four great grandchildren Orion, Bentley, Liam and Levi. She is also survived by her siblings Ron (Karen) Jackson, Richard (Rita) Jackson, Barb (Dave) Armstead, Faith Degroat, Mike (Marylou) Jackson, Janet Jackson, Duane Jackson, Beth Jackson; her brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Carole is preceded in death by her son Patrick Fibranz; siblings Patricia Jackson, Selena (Sally) Scherret, Darlene Deline and Mary Lewis.

Biography

Carole Fibranz, 72 passed away January 15, 2022 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 29, 1949 to the late Arlene and William (Bill) Jackson. She married Clarence Fibranz on June 27, 1970 and they were happily married for 51 ½ years. Carole had a spark about her that brought family and friends together. She was known for having an open door where many family, friends, and neighbors gathered. She enjoyed baking, sewing, reading, games, camping, and making jokes. She loved being a Grandma and spending time with her grandchildren. She helped, taught, and was always there for them.


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Rebecca Wiederhold

Rebecca Wiederhold

Name: Rebecca Wiederhold

Age: 56

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: January 26, 2022

Date of Birth: February 05, 1965

Date of Passing: January 16, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be 2:00pm Wednesday, January 26th at the Elkton Community Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ean Green officiating. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Noon until the service time at church. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Rebecca is survived by her daughter Alicia (fiancé Nikki Mergucz) of Bad Axe; mother Fanny Nieschulz of Bad Axe; siblings Nola (Tim) Powell of Ohio, Michelle (John) Shields of New Zealand, Andrea (Ron) Kirkpatrick of Kinde, Robert (Barb) Babiszewski of Ubly, Ramona (Doug) Wallace of Davison and Kendra (Chris) Mathews of Clarkston; and boyfriend David Sanders of Elkton. She was preceded in death by her husband John, and brothers Tom and Rick Babiszewski.

Biography

Rebecca E. Wiederhold, 56, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Twp. Rebecca was born February 5, 1965 in Bad Axe to Fanny (Soule) and the late Mike Babiszewski. On May 7, 1982 she married John Wiederhold in Bad Axe, together they made their home in Elkton. They worked together at their shop, J&B Body Shop, until retiring in 2015. She attended Elkton Community Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed spending time with her dogs and family. She would put a smile on anyone’s face she met.


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Ronald Mausolf

Ronald Mausolf

Name: Ronald Mausolf

Age: 69

Hometown: Harbor Beach

Funeral Date: January 21, 2022

Date of Birth: November 13, 1952

Date of Passing: January 15, 2022

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service for Ron will be Friday, January 21 at 11 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. Cremation to follow. Visitation for Ron will be held from 2:00-8:00 PM at Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach on Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20. Visitation on Friday will be at the church, beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. A scripture service will take place Thursday, at 7 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home. Please consider memorials that may be given to St. John Lutheran Church stained glass window fund or Gift of Life Michigan. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

His memory will be kept alive and cherished by his wife Kathy and three children, Crystal (Brett) Whitman of Birch Run, Kyle (Michele) Mausolf of Marlette, and Kelsey (Galen) Stone of Grand Blanc, 7 grandchildren: Reese, Griffin, and Sloane (Whitman); Phineas and Mazeus (Mausolf); Jace and Tyson (Stone); siblings: Linda (Dan) Cook of Harbor Beach, Bonnie (Ronn) Erdody of Bay City, Daniel (Liana) Mausolf of Hawaii, Diane Manenti of Harbor Beach, Cindy (Tom) Oparka of Harbor Beach, and Jean Mausolf of Harbor Beach; brother and sister in-laws: Suellen (Raymond) Emerick of Port Hope, Keith (Patricia) Pochert of Arkansas, Phyllis Oparka of Shelby Twp, Audrey Pochert of St. Clair, and Norma (Mark) Safran of Clinton Twp; and many nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his son Chad (Stacey) Ward of California. He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Marie Mausolf; mother and father-in-law Theodore and Mildred Pochert; brother, David Mausolf; sister Joan Mausolf; and brother- in-law Stanley Oparka.

Biography

Ronald Joseph Mausolf, 69, passed away on January 15, 2022 after a valiant fight with complications before and after a heart transplant. Ronald was born November 13, 1952 to the late Orville and Marie Mausolf. Ronald (Ron) graduated from Harbor Beach High School in 1971. He worked various jobs out of high school perfecting his skills, until starting his own business, Thumb Cooling, in 1979. Ron married the love of his life Kathleen (Kathy) on August 6, 1977. They raised three children together, both of them being an incredible example of hard work, dedication, and love of family and Jesus. Being from a big family, Ron enjoyed gathering for any event, especially with his children and grandchildren, but also with friends. Ron was the highlight of any gathering. His laugh was infectious, his stories were legendary, and his hospitality (making sure everyone was adequately hydrated) was unparalleled. Ron’s love for cars started at a young age and continued through his adulthood. Ron and Kathy enjoyed gardening and canning together, and sharing the fruits of their labor with others. Ron loved to make big breakfasts for anyone staying over and you were not going to make it out of the driveway without trying his salsa or pickles, or tasting what was in season. Ron loved golfing and always made time for a round or two with family and friends. After retirement, Ron continued learning and perfecting new skills. He made sophisticated wooden toys for his grandchildren and his last project was designing and building a gazebo.


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Dale Shetler

Dale Shetler

Name: Dale Shetler

Age: 90

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: January 21, 2022

Date of Birth: April 12, 1931

Date of Passing: January 16, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday, January 21st at Michigan Ave. Mennonite Church with Rev. Scot Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-7 Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Ave. Mennonite Church. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Dale is survived by his wife Nonie; children Terry (Joanne) of Pigeon, Brenda (David) Foncannon of Pueblo, Colorado and Teresa (Terry) Swartzendruber of Bay Port; grandchildren Brandon, Jason, Michael, Jared, Joshua and Kerri; and great-grandchildren Cierra, Everly, Sophie, Grayson, Leona, and Eleanor. He was preceded in death by his sister Jenny McIlhargie.

Biography

Dale E. Shetler, 90, of Pigeon passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home. Dale was born April 12, 1931 in Pigeon to the late Joseph and Emma (Albrecht) Shetler. He graduated in 1949 from Pigeon High School. He married Winona “Nonie” Schrock on September 5, 1953 at Comins Mennonite Church. Dale retired from Pigeon Motor Sales as an auto-mechanic, having worked there since high school. He was a member of the Michigan Men’s Community Chorus. He enjoyed bowling, playing horseshoes, snowmobiling, cars and Southern Gospel music. He loved his family and being grandpa and great-grandpa.


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John Boland Jr.

John Boland Jr.

Name: John Balfour Boland Jr.

Age: 71

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI.

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: May 17, 1950

Date of Passing: January 15, 2022

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

At his request, there will be no services or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to John’s family at www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patti (Near) Boland, Bad Axe; sons, John Balfour Boland III (girlfriend Santana Mosack and her children Kayden, Jake and Annabell), Bad Axe and Brian Boland, Florence, KY; granddaughter, Nicole Boland, New York; sister Beverley West, New Brunswick, Canada; special relatives, Iain & Shelly Gunn, Bay City, MI; Kim (Chris) Summersett, New York; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends; and his beloved collie, Abby. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Balfour and Irene Boland I.

Biography

John Balfour “Sonny” Boland, Jr., age 71 of Bad Axe, left on his never-ending hunt on January 15, 2022 from the comfort of his home, in the presence of his family. John was born on May 17, 1950 in Weston, Ontario, Canada, to John Balfour and Annie Irene (Williams) Boland I. He met Patti Near, the love of his life, at the age of 14 and began a two-year courtship in 1968. The young Canadian drove over the border every other weekend to see Patti, until he won her heart. They were married in Ubly, MI on October 17, 1970. An avid hunter, John enjoyed hunting coyote, fox, raccoon and bear with his hounds, often regaling family and friends with tales of exciting pursuits. One of his most thrilling adventures was tracking and sighting an elusive wolverine in 2004, warranting state-wide newspaper coverage. The state mascot had not been sighted in many years. John and Patti raised award-winning palomino quarter horses and Halflingers. They enjoyed competing with the Indian Trails Riding Club in area horse shows, rodeos, fairs, and eventing meets, gathering many ribbons, trophies, and awards. In 1980 he rode across the state of Michigan on horseback. Conversation with John was always flavored with his love for his homeland of Canada and the exploits of his favorite hockey teams and players. His reputation for hard work in factories and farm fields made him a much sought-after employee. He was well known for his sense of humor, and willingness to offer assistance to anyone in need; he was considered a trusted and reliable friend throughout the county.


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Ricky Kain

Ricky Kain

Name: Ricky Lee Kain

Age: 63

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: January 19, 2022

Date of Birth: June 25, 1958

Date of Passing: January 12, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 7:00pm Wednesday, January 19th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon. Visitation will be 1-7 Wednesday.

Family of the Deceased

Ricky is survived by his wife Sally; children Melissa Aldis of Elkton, Tracey (Steve) Harris of Sebewaing and Jess Putman of Pigeon; grandchildren Aria, Amelia, Josh, Marissa, Kaitlyn, Laci, KayLee, Shawna, and Brayden; brothers Maurice (Luann) Kain and Trevor (Sherry) Kain.

Biography

Ricky Lee Kain, 63, of Elkton, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Ellenville, New York while driving his semi. Ricky was born June 25,1958 in Cass City to the late Morris and Velma (Harwood) Kain. He graduated from Laker High School in 1976. Ricky has been driving truck since he was 16 years old.He owned and operated RMS Transport LLC in Elkton, delivering heavy equipment all over the US.He always wanted to be busy, be it wrenching, snowmobiling, working outdoors, cutting wood, playing with his grandchildren. He was an amazing father, grandfather and mentor.


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Vaughn Reibling

Vaughn Reibling

Name: Vaughn A. Reibling

Age: 73

Hometown: Ubly

Funeral Date: January 22, 2022

Date of Birth: December 08, 1948

Date of Passing: January 12, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Elkton United Methodist Church with Rev. Won Kim officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in church. Burial will be in Chandler Twp Cemetery. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

Vaughn is survived by his sister Darcel (Walter) Neil of Holland, New York; nieces Casie (Nathan) Chapman of Arcade, NY and Jamie (Matthew) White of Depew, NY.

Biography

Vaughn A. Reibling, 73, of Ubly, formerly of Elkton, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at McLaren Thumb Region Hospital in Bad Axe. Vaughn was born December 8, 1948 in Pigeon to the late Arnold and Goldie (Buschlen) Reibling. Vaughn lived at home until 1987, then moved to Countryside Group Home in Bad Axe and has lived at Genesis Group Home in Ubly since 1995.


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Edward Adler

Edward Adler

Name: Edward Eugene Adler

Age: 87

Hometown: Palmetto, Florida

Funeral Date: July 25, 2022

Date of Birth: Not Available

Date of Passing: January 08, 2022

Funeral Home: Brown & Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bad Axe, Michigan. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34209 is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bad Axe, Michigan 48413. Condolences may be made to: www.brownandsonsfuneral

Family of the Deceased

He was preceeded in death by his four siblings: Herman Adler, Anna Sawielski, William Adler, John Adler; his parents George and Laura (Klug) Adler, and his son-in-law Richard Meinhold. Ed is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet (Kennedy), his five children: Susan Meinhold (Grand Rapids, MI); Barbara (James) Weston (Grand Rapids, MI); Pamela (Shawn) McGuire (Las Vegas, NV); Steven (Deanna) Adler (Marshall, MI); Lynn Brown (Grand Rapids, MI). He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren: Cari (Bryan) Kitahara; Michael Meinhold (Jaclyn Siev); Brian Meinhold (Maddie Watson); Sara Weston (David Condon); David (Sophie) Weston; Aaron McGuire, Meg McGuire; Nicholas Adler, Elise Adler, Molly Adler, Grace Brown, and Nathaniel Brown. Ed was blessed with three great grandchildren: Connor and Cameron Kitahara and Reiya Meinhold Siev.

Biography

Edward Eugene Adler, 87, of Palmetto, Florida, passed away on the 8th of January, 2022, surrounded by his wife and children. Ed was born and raised in Ruth, Michigan. His father retired from farming when Ed was 11 years old and the family moved to Bad Axe, Michigan. Ed lived in his childhood home in Bad Axe for 71 years before moving to Palmetto. Ed graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1952. After high school he worked on a lake freighter for Great Lakes Shipping for two seasons before joining the Army. He received his training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and served in Anchorage, Alaska for two years. He worked at Great Lakes Mobile Homes in Marlette, Michigan; Hamill Manufacturing (seat belt) in Bad Axe, Michigan; and NutraSweet in Harbor Beach, Michigan. Ed loved watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and performing in band concerts and marching competitions. He was a devoted Detroit Tigers and Michigan football fan. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe where he served as an usher and on the Financial Board for many years.Ed had a wonderful gift of bringing laughter and smiles to others. He cherished the annual Adler family summer vacation held in northern Michigan where he was able to spend time with several generations of the family he and Janet started. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, faith, servant leadership, and service to his country.


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Deanne Prutchick

Deanne Prutchick

Name: Deanne Prutchick

Age: 73

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: January 14, 2022

Date of Birth: October 09, 1948

Date of Passing: January 11, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be 2:00pm Friday, January 14th at Oakwood Housing Community Center in Caseville with Rev. Donald Wojewski officiating. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her brothers Bill Diller of Caseville and Tim Diller of Frankfort; nieces Emily (Brian) Martinelli and Nicole Brooks; great nephew Bronx and great niece Laycie; and god-daughter Sherrie Karle.

Biography

Deanne Lee Prutchick, 73, of Caseville, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. She was born October 9, 1948 in Pigeon to the late Clyde and Barbara (Heron) Diller. She graduated from Caseville High School in 1966. She married Paul Prutchick November 2, 1968 at Caseville United Methodist Church; he preceded her in death December 2, 2000. Deanne retired in 2016 as the executive director of Oakwood Senior Citizens Housing in Caseville. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, talking with friends, and loved all animals, especially dogs.


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Leroy Schave

Leroy Schave

Name: Leroy E. Schave

Age: 90

Hometown: Port Hope

Funeral Date: January 14, 2022

Date of Birth: December 07, 1931

Date of Passing: January 11, 2022

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services for Leroy will be Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11 am at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Hope, with Rev. David Dodge officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Falls Cemetery. Visitation for Leroy will be Thursday, from 2-8 pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. Visitation on Friday will be at the church, from 10 am until time of services at 11 am. A scripture service will take place Thursday, 7:30 pm at the funeral home. A white clover will take place Thursday at 7 pm at the funeral home. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com

Family of the Deceased

Leroy is survived by his wife Alice Schave of Port Hope, children: Lori Schave, Brenda Schave, Larry & Cindy Strozeski, Dan & Candy Strozeski, David & Claudia Strozeski, Linda & Darwin Krueger, Rita & Ron Watts, Steve Strozeski, 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and sister Phyllis & Elwin Will. He was preceded in death by a sons Terry Schave and Randy Strozeski, and siblings: Ken (Bernie), Don (Deanna), Beatrice (Hugh), Lee (Blanche), Paul Jr.(Elsa), and Doris (Nathan).

Biography

Leroy E. Schave, age 90 of Port Hope, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at McLaren Bay Region of Bay City. He was born on December 7, 1931 in Harbor Beach to the late Paul and Beatrice (Hunter) Schave. He and Iva Hazel were united in marriage on April 19, 1952. Leroy served overseas for the US Army from 1952-1954, during the Korean Conflict. She preceded him in death on October 1, 1985. Leroy and Alice (Cadotte) Strozeski were united in marriage in 1986 in Port Hope. Leroy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a Life Member of the American Legion, being a member for over 65 years, and the AmVets. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, wood working, playing cards, playing shuffle board, playing pool, working in the yard, and being with his family and friends. He also enjoyed wintering in Florida.


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Eunice Richmond

Eunice Richmond

Name: Eunice Marie Richmond

Age: 89

Hometown: Bay Port

Funeral Date: January 18, 2022

Date of Birth: February 18, 1932

Date of Passing: January 11, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday, January 18th at Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Sokolowski officiating. Burial will be in Cross Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before the service in church. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran Church, Thumb Animal Shelter or Huron County Nature Center.

Family of the Deceased

Eunice is survived by her children Sandra (Fred) Haley of Elkton, Linda Collings of Bad Axe, Fred Richmond of Bay Port, Doug (Michelle) Richmond of Pigeon, and Brenda (Jeff) Koehn of Harbor Beach; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters Bea (Will) Marsh and Alice Bennett; sisters-in-law Nancy Schuette and Donna Schuette. She was preceded in death by her parents Frances (Loeffler) and Albert Schuette, brothers Elmer and Clare Schuette, sister Gert Crump and brothers-in-law Ben Crump and Gene Bennett, son-in-law Mel Collings, grandson Stephen Richmond, and great-granddaughter Brianna Collings.

Biography

Eunice Marie Richmond, 89, of Bay Port passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at home under hospice care. Eunice was born February 18, 1932 at home in Sebewaing. She married Frederick J. Richmond on October 14, 1950 at Cross Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death February 3, 1995. Eunice took great pride in her home and the farm. She loved canning, gardening, and her beautiful flower beds. Eunice loved and cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Animals had a very special place in her heart.


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Leonard Henne

Leonard Henne

Name: Leonard Henne

Age: 82

Hometown: Mattoon

Funeral Date: January 14, 2022

Date of Birth: January 05, 1940

Date of Passing: January 10, 2022

Funeral Home: Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, January 14, 2022, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. The visitation will be held at 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 17, 2022, at New Bay Port Cemetery in Fairhaven Township, MI. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

He married Sunny L. Crepps on July 23, 1994, in Mattoon, IL; she survives and lives in Mattoon, IL. He is also survived by two children, Machelle Henne of Port Austin, MI, Melissa Freidt; two stepchildren, Michael and wife Kathryn of Mattoon, IL, David and significant other Jill Foster of Peoria, IL; one brother, Richard Henne of Bay Port; one sister, Roma Laffrey and husband Bill of Bay Port; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Henne.

Biography

Leonard August Henne, 82 of Mattoon, Illinois, formerly of Bay Port, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022, at his residence in Mattoon. Leonard was born on January 5, 1940, in Bay Port, MI to the late Floyd and Kathryn (Brown) Henne. He married Sunny L. Crepps on July 23, 1994, in Mattoon, IL; she survives and lives in Mattoon, ILLeonard honorably and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He regularly attended the Immaculate Conception Church with his loving wife, Sunny. In 2001 he retired from his engineering career at Landis Tool Company in Waynesboro, PA. Prior to that he was employed at General Motors in Saginaw, MI. He was a member of the VFW Lodge 4325 of Mattoon, IL. Having a true passion for traveling and camping, Leonard and his wife Sunny visited almost every state in the United States, France, Italy, Ireland, and England, spending a couple of months each year in Florida. Piloting his own plane was a hobby he enjoyed and at times would reduce travel time depending on the destination. He was an avid sports fan, always cheering for the Detroit Lions and Redwings throughout their respective seasons. He had a heart for animals and for all his beloved pets over the years.


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Clarence Peyerk

Clarence Peyerk

Name: Clarence Peyerk

Age: 89

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: January 14, 2022

Date of Birth: February 01, 1932

Date of Passing: January 10, 2022

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

A mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, January 14th, at 11:00 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe, with Fr. T.J. Fleming officiating. Visitation for Clarence will be held on Thursday January 13th, from 2-8 PM at the MacAlpine Funeral home of Bad Axe, and also 10:00 until the time of service on Friday. Burial will be held in the spring with full military honors at Rapson Cemetery. Memorials may be offered to the family in care of Roger Peyerk. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Clarence is survived by his brothers; Sylvester (Marge) Peyerk , James (Janis) Peyerk , Alvin (Nancy) Peyerk , David Peyerk , sisters; Donna (Robert) Geiger , Janet (Tom) Danielski , Mary (Gary) Meharg , Suzanne (Dale) Stanton , Rita (Richard) Jackson , Barb (Rick) Rifenbark ; sisters in law, Vivian Peyerk, Bernice Yochim, Shirley (Norman) Ginther, June Moy, Rose Osantoski. Clarence was proceeded in death by his sisters Viola Polega, Genevieve Hupfer; his brothers Joseph Peyerk Jr., Eugene Peyerk; brothers in law Matthias Hupfer, Raymond Polega; and his wife’s parents Joseph (Emma) Schumacher; brothers and sisters in law Eli (Vera) Schumacher, Norman ( Helen) Schumacher, Leonard (Mary) Schumacher, Charles (Eleanor) Schumacher, George (Mary) Schumacher, Jack (Delores) Schumacher, Jim Schumacher, Laverne (Beverly) Schumacher, Loraine ( Ray) Hipp, Jenella (Joseph ) Cox, Ruth (Chris) Belger, Leila (Joseph) Haupt, Jean (Alfred) Gosdzinski, and Chester Moy.

Biography

Clarence P. Peyerk, 89 of Bad Axe, passed away on January 10, 2022, at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Clarence was born on February 1, 1932, to the late Joe Peyerk Sr. and Edna (Talaski) Peyerk. Clarence married Lois Marie Schumacher on June 14, 1952, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage before she preceded him in death. Clarence was in the Korean War, and served as a carpenter for 18 months, before returning home to his bride and raising a family and farming most of his life, and also working in auto body repair. Clarence enjoyed going to auction sales, trips to casinos, attending Polka dances with his wife, playing euchre and bingo, raising his rabbits and time spent with his family and friends. He was a member of the Rapson Sportsmen Club and the American Legion in Harbor Beach.


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Alvin Booms

Alvin Booms

Name: Alvin Booms

Age: 91

Hometown: Minden City

Funeral Date: January 13, 2022

Date of Birth: November 11, 1930

Date of Passing: January 07, 2022

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, January 13 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth. Rev. Matthew Federico, pastor will officiate. His final resting place will be next to his beloved wife, Audrey, in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Ruth.Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 pm and Thursday at church from 9:00-9:45 am. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Donations may be directed to St Joseph Catholic School 201 E. Cass Street, St Johns MI 48879, care of Ann Gifford, memo line: In Memory of Phoebe’s Grandpa. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Alvin’s family

Family of the Deceased

Alvin is survived proudly by his two daughters and their children: Ann and Bob Gifford, Gracie, Mitchell, Lily, Maxwell, and Phoebe of St Johns; Julie and Gina Angeli, Macie, Avery and Cayley of Ypsilanti; two brothers, George (Arlene) Booms of Minden City, Dan (Marge) Booms of Harbor Beach; one sister, Marie (Joe) Kannikal of Littleton CO, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hilary Susalla of Washington Township, Marilyn Bornais of Ortonville and Dennis Gentner of Ruth. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family as well as many neighbors and friends who felt the positive impact of Alvin in their lives. Alvin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Audrey; three brothers, Floyd, Herb and Cliff Booms, his little sister Norma Essenmacher, two brothers-in-law Jake Essenmacher and Richard Bornais, and three sisters-in-law, Pat Booms, Grace Susalla and Karen Gentner; three nephews, Scott Booms, Dan Booms, Tim Essenmacher.

Biography

Mr. Alvin Booms, 91 of Minden City, passed away January 7, 2022 as a candle flickered, Catholic Songs of Comfort played, the rosary was prayed and his hands were held by his daughters. He was born on November 11, 1930 in Harbor Beach, to the late Roman and Teresa (Lautner) Booms. He married Audrey Gentner on May 11, 1968 in Ruth, MI and they were very happily married for four short, yet incredibly loved filled years. Alvin was raised in Harbor Beach, MI and was a graduate of the Ashmore country school. After graduating he worked on the family farm as well as working with his father to build freezers. He was a farmer for over 50 years, working with his siblings and nephews on land in Huron and Sanilac counties. He was very proud of the part he played in food production and after his retirement wrote “what I miss the most is the relationship between me and the soil—to till the soil, smell the soil and watch it grow living plants. The soil is truly alive!” He had a small saw sharpening business he ran out of his shop, was involved in Sts. Peter and Paul church (president of the Parish Council) and served on the Board of Directors of Ruth Farmer’s Elevator, Booms Construction and Thumb Products. He was a learner all through life, enjoyed reading, hunting, wood working, taking seasonal trips to the UP alone or with friends, spending time in the woods and growing house plants. Alvin was known to be a “thinker of things” and loved to spend time talking with others about his thoughts on everything under the sun. He also enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Alvin lived a life full of gratitude and wrote “I didn’t accomplish anything without the help of family, friends, neighbors and most of all God.


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Delbert Schultz

Delbert Schultz

Name: Delbert Schultz

Age: 62

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: January 14, 2022

Date of Birth: Not Available

Date of Passing: January 08, 2022

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Per Delbert’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. Visitation for Delbert will take place on Friday, January 14th from 1:00-3:00 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Mac Chapel, Bad Axe, with a Memorial service at 3:00 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Mac Chapel, with Rev. Bill O’Nan officiating. A graveside service will take place at a later date at New River Cemetery. Memorials may be offered to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Delbert is survived by his sons; Jason Schultz of Port Hope, Tim (Shannon) Schultz of Owendale, and Matt (Jennifer) Schultz of Harbor Beach, his grandchildren; Ben Schultz (special friend Emalee Bach), Emily Schultz, Braydon Schultz, Kaylee Schultz, Declan Schultz; nephew Aaron Schultz of Bad Axe; brother Cliff (Cheryl) Schultz, and a sister Linda Schultz. He will also be missed by his granddogs, Bowe, Tucker and Blue. He was preceded in death by his beloved dog Rocko, and granddogs Buck and Bella.

Biography

Delbert “Bert” G. Schultz, 62 of Elkton, passed away on Saturday January 8, 2022 under hospice care. He was born to the late Norman and Helen (Perdue) Schultz in Harbor Beach. Bert enjoyed having garage parties, sitting by campfires, working on cars, spending time outside, being with his family, and was a hard worker at a pallet shop.


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Aleta Bauer

Aleta Bauer

Name: Aleta Jane Bauer

Age: 94

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: January 12, 2022

Date of Birth: March 16, 1927

Date of Passing: January 09, 2022

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, January 12th at Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon with Rev. Albert Barchue officiating. Private graveside service will be at Riverside Cemetery in Elkton. Visitation will be 2-7 Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon. www.ChanmpagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She will be deeply missed by many including the love of her life husband, Robert; their children: daughter Gail (Ken) Lehman of Gowen; son, Dennis of Bay City; daughter-in-law Elaine Bauer of Midland; beloved grandsons Rodney (Chasie) and Ryan (Amy) Bauer all of Midland; great grandchildren Braxton and Kensley Bauer; step grandchildren Chris Rowe of Saginaw; LeighAnn (LJ) Planer of Pleasantview, Tennessee; Ken and Laurie Lehman of Stanton; Dr. Richard and Mary Panek of Rockford; James and Helen Lehman of Ada; Mark Lehman of Greenville; Max and Janelle Lehman of Stanton; sister Ellen Stoutenburg of Cass City; Sisters-in-law Margo Miller of Owendale and Mary Ellen Miller of Sebewaing; many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. She will be missed by many friends made at Country Bay Village. Aleta was preceded in death by her beloved son Ronald in 2017, sister Lucille, brothers Willard Miller and Delmar Miller, brothers-in-law Eldon Stoutenburg and Rex Cox.

Biography

Aleta Jane (Miller) Bauer, 94, of Elkton, Michigan passed away on January 9, 2022 at Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon surrounded by her immediate family. Aleta was born 16 March 1927 Winsor Twp, daughter of the late Edward H. Miller and M Sylvia (Wurtz) Miller. Aleta attended Winsor County School through the eighth grade and then attended Pigeon High School where she graduated in 1944. Upon graduation she worked at the Box Factory in Pigeon nailing boxes together. She then went to Wallace and Morley Company in Elkton where she worked as a bookkeeper and met her future husband Robert Bauer. They were engaged in the summer of 1944 and married May 24, 1947 at Salem Evangelical Church in Pigeon. They remained active lifelong members of what is now called Salem United Methodist Church. She and Robert lived at 2666 N. Grassmere Road near Elkton all their married life and raised their three children there. In addition to being a homemaker and mother Aleta joined her husband Robert working on the farm and in the egg factory. She was also employed at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon as an Accredited Records Technician serving as Medical Records Department Head. Aleta’s hobbies included painting, reading, crocheting, embroidering, gardening, etching, Swedish weaving and traveling. She enjoyed the sunshine and life in Arizona in the winter. Her family was her greatest joy. She and Robert retired from farming in 1972 and continued to operate the egg factory until 1986. They purchased an RV and traveled across the U.S. exploring the West and Southwest. In 1997 they purchased a park model home near Phoenix, Arizona where they spent over 20 winters enjoying the sunny southwest, hosting family, and making new friends. In their Elkton home and Arizona home she and her husband always welcomed whomever was brought home as if they were family. Aleta was a compassionate woman who always saw the bright side of things and the good in people. She loved her family dearly and treasured the times spent with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a woman of deep faith and church was important to her. Our world is a little brighter because of her wonderful disposition.


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Kenneth Merckel

Kenneth Merckel

Name: Kenneth Merckel

Age: 83

Hometown: Mayville

Funeral Date: January 15, 2022

Date of Birth: March 24, 1938

Date of Passing: January 07, 2022

Funeral Home: Avram Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Family will receive visitors from 10 AM till time of service on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Avram Funeral Home.A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home with Mitzi Mitsunaga officiating.In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that you please make memorials to Mayville Area Ambulance or Michigan Salmon Steelhead and Fisherman’s Association.Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com.

Family of the Deceased

Ken is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lenore; children, Daniel Merckel, Denise (Robert) Nitta and Charlene Merckel; grand children, Manon Nitta and Jocelyn Nitta; sister, Kathleen (Michael) Hvizdos; and several nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by a baby girl; aunts, Irene Hart and Henrietta Augustyne; and Uncle, William “Bill” (Marion) Merckel.

Biography

Kenneth Edgar Merckel DDS, age 83 of Mayville, MI passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 24, 1938 in Detroit, MI to the late Edgar and Jean (Augustyne) Merckel. Ken was a graduate of Denby High School with the Class of 1956. He earned his Bachelor Degree at the University of Detroit in 1960. Ken married Lenore O’Leary on June 16, 1962 in Toledo, OH. He went to Dental School at the University of Detroit and earned his DDS in 1965. While attending school, Ken worked as a Bacteriologist and Research Assistant at Henry Ford Hospital. In 1965 he moved to Mayville and opened his dental office where he practiced for 55 years. He always felt he had the best patients in the state. Ken was an avid sportsman and outdoors man. He supported his community, coached little league and the girls traveling softball team. Ken had a passion for the Great Lakes. He was a MSSFA member and was appointed to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Ken was a voting member of Lake Huron Citizens Fishery Advisory Committee, former member of Mayville Rotary, Lapeer Dental Study Club and American Dental Association and USS Power Squadron. He was a current member of Thumb Charterboat Captain Association and the MSSFA both Thumb and State Chapter where he was a past president and chapter representative.


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Edmond Stephens

Edmond Stephens

Name: Edmond Stephens

Age: 89

Hometown: Mayville

Funeral Date: January 12, 2022

Date of Birth: May 17, 1932

Date of Passing: January 05, 2022

Funeral Home: Avram

Funeral Information

The family will receive visitors on from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and from 10-11 Am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Avram Funeral Home.A service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Avram Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Rich Township Cemetery with Military Honors being done by American Legion Post #181, VFW Post # 10884 and National Honor Guard at the funeral home during the service. Memorials can be made to the Family in care of Darlene Rozanski.Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.

Family of the Deceased

Ed is survived by his children, Edward H (Lisa) Stephens and Darlene (Joseph) Rozanski; grandchildren, Daniel (Tammy) Stephens, Christina (Lawrence) Bienkowski Jr., Erica (Kim) Knoerr and Carl (Sonyna) Fox; great grandchildren, Anna, Nora, Henry, Hannah, Elle, Carli, Clayton, Blaine and Paisley.He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna of 53 years; and his parents.

Biography

Edmond “Ed” John Carl Stephens age 89 of Mayville, MI passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Satchell’s Christian Retirement Home in Caro, MI. He was born May 17, 1932 in Sanford, MI to the late Edward and Edith (Berlin) Stephens. Ed was a graduate of Mayville High School with the Class of 1950. He served in the United States Army right out of High School. Ed married Anna Yens on April 30, 1955 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She preceded him in 2008. He retired from Fisher Body- GM in Flint, MI. Ed farmed all of his life, and he loved his horses.


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Robert Liedke

Robert Liedke

Name: Robert Edward Liedke

Age: 91

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: January 20, 2022

Date of Birth: May 01, 1930

Date of Passing: January 01, 2022

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Honoring Robert’s wishes, he has been cremated with a final resting place at Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, MI. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 216 East Woodworth Street, Bad Axe, MI. Friends may visit with the family at the church Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service at 2:00 p.m. If family and friends wish to offer condolences to Robert’s family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Robert is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Liedke of 59 years; three daughters and two sons, Dawn (Guy) Bennett, Bridgeport, MI, Tammie (Bill) Holz, Bad Axe, MI, LaDonna Liedke, Bad Axe, MI, Daniel (Eileen) Liedke, Saginaw, MI, William (Julie) Liedke, Fort Gratiot, MI. Thirteen grandchildren, Dr. Matthew (Kimberly) Bennett, Howell, MI, Adam Bennett, Bridgeport, MI, Danielle (Rick) Alvarado, St. Charles, MI, Zachary Liedke, Oahu, Hawaii, Travis (Taylor) Liedke, Berkley, MI, Ashley (Steven) Buska, Jacksonville, FL, Keaton (Amber) Holz, Bad Axe, MI and Kristine Gettel, Bad Axe, MI. Twelve great-grandchildren; Chase and Quinn Bennett; Gracie, Elijah, Abram, and Wesson Alvarado; Memphis, Leah, Natalie, and Beca Buska; Oliver Holz and Connor Gettel. Also surviving, sister, Connie Krueger, brother-in-law William (Judy) Wells and brother-in-law Dale (Lucille) Wells. He is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Nellie Liedke; brothers, Edward and Alfred Liedke, sisters, Phyllis Clark and Evelyn Harris.

Biography

Robert Edward Liedke, age 91, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022. Robert was born May 1, 1930 in Port Hope, Michigan to the late Fred and Nellie (Bruce) Liedke. He married Elizabeth Joyce Wells, August 25, 1962 in Harbor Beach, Michigan. Robert (Bob) farmed all his life until he retired and moved to Caseville and later to Bad Axe. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Bad Axe where he was an active member and volunteer. He was a kind, hardworking, loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather who will be missed by many. He enjoyed working outside in the garden and yard. He and his wife Elizabeth enjoyed traveling, dancing, and spending time with family. Bob was especially talented with carpentry and could make most anything from wood. He also could play the harmonica, accordion & steel guitar, he loved music. He liked fishing and would take great joy in trying to catch the “big one”. He was a humble, patient man, mentor to many, and did many things for others, never desiring anything in return.


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