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Theresa Lemanski

Theresa Lemanski

Name: Theresa M. Lemanski

Age: 83

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: April 22, 2015

Date of Birth: October 13, 1931

Date of Passing: April 19, 2015

Funeral Home: Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Wednesday, April 22 at St. Mary Church of St. Isidore Parish in Parisville. Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday form 1:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 am at St. Mary Church only. There will be a joint rosary by the Daughters of Isabella and St. Mary Rosary Sodality Tuesday at 4:00 pm and a parish vigil service Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. Both services will be at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Theresa’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Theresa is survived by her husband, Norman of Bad Axe; three sons, Allen and his wife, Denean of Harbor Beach, Thomas of Harbor Beach, Brian and his wife Stephanie of Ruth; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Norman Jr., one sister, Katherine Siemen and her husband, Leonard, one brother, Joseph Lautner Jr. and his wife, Zeta.

Biography

Mrs. Theresa M. Lemanski, 83 of Bad Axe, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at her residence while under hospice care. She was born on October 13, 1931 in Minden City, daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Renner) Lautner. She married Norman Lemanski on October 18, 1952 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. Theresa was a graduate of the Kelly School. She was a wonderful homemaker and helped farm with her husband. She was a parishioner at St. Mary Church of St. Isidore Parish in Parisville where she was a member of the Rosary Sodality. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella Fidelis Regina Circle #608 of Bad Axe. Theresa enjoyed her flowers, gardening, canning, garage sales, embroidery and crocheting.


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D. Leipprandt

D.  Leipprandt

Name: D. Charles Leipprandt

Age: 88

Hometown: Caseville, MI

Funeral Date: April 22, 2015

Date of Birth: March 04, 1927

Date of Passing: April 18, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Hayes United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brian Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Grandlawn Cemetery. The Pigeon Lions will conduct a service at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 20 and a Masonic service will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hayes United Methodist Church, Leader Dogs for the Blind, the Shriners, or Donor’s Choice. Memories can be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Monday, April 20 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 2 – 8 p.m. AND AT HAYES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Wednesday, April 22 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.

Family of the Deceased

Charles is survived by his wife, Doris, of Caseville; children, Janice (Donald) Hall of Trussville, Alabama, Timothy (Debra) Leipprandt of Elkton, Philip (Sherry) Leipprandt of Sand Point, and Julee (Jeffrey) Lockard of Winfield, Illinois; honorary son, Felipe Uribe (Tatiana Samuel Emilio), who was an exchange student; grandchildren: Jeffery Hall, Timothy (Stacey) Hall, Stephanie (Michael) Ouellette, Rebecca Gettel, Nicole (Luc) Bergsma, Ashley Leipprandt, Dr. Philip (Tabatha) Leipprandt, Christopher (Kimberly) Leipprandt, Cody Leipprandt, Jakob Lockard, Jonah Lockard, and Joshua Lockard; and great-grandchildren: Ana, Collin, Aidan, Austin, Elle, Jax, Sophia, Charlie, Luke, Logan, Keaton, Bryce, and Abbie. He is also survived by brothers, Ted (Peg) Leipprandt and Bruce (Virginia) Leipprandt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristi Lee Leipprandt; grandson-in-law, Thomas W. Gettel; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Clarence Gettel; and brother-in-law, Donald Southworth.

Biography

Born in Bad Axe on March 4, 1927, Charles was the son of E. Theo and E. Lillian (Sturm) Leipprandt and graduated in 1944 from Pigeon High School. He then attended Michigan State for agricultural short course. He was united in marriage to Doris J. Southworth on April 13, 1951 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Elkton. Charles farmed all his life. He was a board member and past president of the Michigan Crop Improvement Association as well as the Michigan Foundation Seed Association. He was a Pigeon Lions member for over 40 years, and also past president. Charles served as McKinley Township Clerk for 35 years. He was past Master of Caseville Lodge 368 and Winsor Lodge 420 of Free and Accepted Masons, 32° Mason of Bay City Consistory. Charles played the clarinet, harmonica, and violin for special occasions. He played with the 3M’s and Act 3 at funerals, nursing homes, and happy occasions, such as birthdays at Walt’s Restaurant. An active member of Hayes United Methodist Church, Charles was past Sunday School superintendent, Lay Leader, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and also held offices in the Port Huron District.


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Alice Radabaugh

Alice Radabaugh

Name: Alice Marie Radabaugh

Age: 94

Hometown: Lansing and formerly of the Huron County

Funeral Date: April 21, 2015

Date of Birth: February 22, 1921

Date of Passing: April 16, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel, 302 N. Hanselman in Bad Axe with Rev. Donald Strout officiating. Visitation will be Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the Chapel. Burial will be at Grandlawn Cemetery in Pigeon. Memorials may be offered to Advantage Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children, Gerald “Jerry” (Elizabeth) Radabaugh of Niles, Michigan, Carl (Rose) Radabaugh of Niles, Michigan, Charles Radabaugh of Reno Nev., Mary (Ronald) Wissner of St. Johns, Michigan and Cheryl (Duane) Fritz of Lansing, Michigan; eight grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Carl Davis of Charlotte, Michigan and sisters, Peg Henke of DeWitt, Alma King of Lansing and Frances Rose of Pinconning, Michigan.

Biography

Alice Marie Radabaugh, age 94, resident of Lansing and formerly of the Huron County area, passed away April 16, 2015 at Prestige pines Assisted Living and Memory in DeWitt, Michigan. She was born February 22, 1921 in Gauley Bride, West Virginia to the late Robert E. and Mary (Myers) Davis. She was united in marriage to Emil Radabaugh on September 1, 1938 at Greenup, Kentucky. Emil preceded her in death on April 30, 1991. Alice was a member of the Filion Nazarene Church. She enjoyed walking, crossword puzzles, gardening and crafting.


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Martha Fealko

Martha Fealko

Name: Martha Mary Fealko

Age: 99

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: April 20, 2015

Date of Birth: September 11, 1915

Date of Passing: April 16, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will take place Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Howe officiating and burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with scripture at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the MacAlpine Mac Chapel, Bad Axe and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be offered to the Family Discretionary Fund. Condolences may be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

They raised four children, surviving are three daughters, Genny (Mike) Feury, Janet (Dave) Armstrong and Sue Vaughan; eight grandchildren, Sherry (Paul) Essenmacher, Mary (Steve) Essenmacher, Dean Armstrong, Tracy LaHair and fiancé Tim McCoy, Crystal (Perry) Yaroch, Tammy Cook and special friend Tim Bosserman, Tim (Lisa) Burkhard and Heather Burkard; Eleven great grandchildren Brian Essenmacher, Kevin Essenmacher and his special friend, Jenn Giddings, Gary Essenmacher, Kristi Essenmacher and her fiancé, Steve Miller, Kati Essenmacher and her fiancé, Josh Zang, Lindsay Essenmacher, Lisa Essenmacher, Chelsea Yaroch, Bailey Cook, Abby and Lexie Burkhard, five great, great grandchildren, Tanner and Oaklee Miller, Parker Essenmacher, Logan Siewert and Joslyn Hessling; two sisters, Verna Romzek and Lillian Kranz; one brother, Melvin Nowiski. She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene; grandson, Mark Armstrong; brothers, Roman, Ervin, Elmer and Isadore and two sisters, Genevieve and Mary Ann; sisters in-law Eleanor, Mildred, MaryLou and Frances.

Biography

Martha Mary “Grammie” Fealko age 99, passed away on April 16, 2015. She went to be with her Lord and her family and friends in Heaven. She was born September 11, 1915, the daughter of Ted and Mary (Shubert) Nowiski. Martha married Paul Fealko on January 16, 1937. Paul preceded her in death on August 25, 1998. Martha was a faithful Detroit Tigers fan. She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren playing all their sports. She enjoyed eating at Wendy’s. Martha was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She worked at Huron Tool and Engineering, Cleaning their offices for many years and she worked for Sacred Heart Parish cleaning the church and the Priest’s house until she retired at the age of 95. Martha lived alone until February 2014, when she moved into Courtney Manor. Martha would have been 100 on September 11, 2015.


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Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

Name: Mary M. Johnson

Age: 84

Hometown: Port Austin

Funeral Date: April 18, 2015

Date of Birth: December 19, 1930

Date of Passing: April 12, 2015

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass for Mary M. Johnson will be on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Port Austin, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 8 pm in the Knoblock Funeral Home on Friday, April 17, 2015 and there will be a parish vigil service that evening at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be held in the church on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of service.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children, Bob (Deb) Johnson, Cathie (Stan) Osdras, and Jim (fiancé Angela) Johnson; her brother-in-law, Thomas “Leo” (Vivian) Johnson; his grandchildren Mark Johnson, Stan (Kelly) Osdras, Katie (fiancé Drew) Osdras, Scott Osdras, Jimmy Johnson, and Devan Johnson. She is also survived by seventeen nieces and nephews. Mary Johnson was preceded in death by her siblings: Edward (Gerry) Walsh, Elizabeth Walsh, Thomas (Gerry) Walsh, Patrick (Irene) Walsh, Cathie (Doyle) Parker, Bernard (Nancy) Walsh.

Biography

Mary M. Johnson, 84, of Port Austin died Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was born on December 19, 1930 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Walsh and Mary Jane Ahearn Walsh. Mary Walsh and Robert F. Johnson were married on August 27, 1949 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Highland Park, Michigan. Her husband preceded her in death on October 24, 2012. She was a graduate of Girls’ Catholic Central High School in Detroit, Michigan. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. Mary was a Homemaker extraordinaire, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend. She had a special gift for welcoming others-most often with homemade baked goods. No one was ever a stranger-her door was always open. Good-humored and compassionate, she maintained a loving circle of lifelong friends to the end.


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Ernest Haley

Ernest Haley

Name: Ernest L. Haley

Age: 69

Hometown: formerly of Grand Township

Funeral Date: April 19, 2015

Date of Birth: May 15, 1945

Date of Passing: December 24, 2014

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Memorial services will be conducted 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 19, with visitation after 2:00 PM at the Community of Christ Church on S. Elkton Road. Elders Karen and Steve Bouverette will officiate.

Family of the Deceased

Surviving are his wife, Jerilou, daughter, Kimberly; three grandsons, Alec, Espen and James; his sisters, Lois Rousse of Illinois, Judy Milton of Bay Port and Jewell (Mike) Klecamp of Bad Axe; four brothers, Ervin of Sebewaing, Frederick (Sandra) of Elkton, Ronald of New Jersey and Anson (Melanie) of Almont and sister-in-law, Char Keilor. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles; a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, along with friends and relatives. Preceding him in death were his daughter, Catina and her mother, Josephine; brothers, Edward, Ivan and Ennis; brother-in-law, Larry Rousse; sister-in-law, Ginnie Haley; niece, Rebecca Rousse and nephews, Ronald Haley Jr and Kevin Haley and great nephew, Kevin Haley Jr. Memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Community of Christ Church or the Haley family. Words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcElkton.com

Biography

Ernest L. Haley, 69, formerly of Grant Twp. died December 24, at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital, Florida. He was born May 15, 1945 in Bad Axe to the late Aaron and Evelyn (Schember) Haley. Ernie was a 1962 graduate of Owen-Gage High School. He had many master plumbing licenses and retired from his own plumbing company, Haley’s Plumbing. He loved the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR, playing cards and bowling.


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Patricia Fancher

Patricia Fancher

Name: Patricia C. Fancher

Age: 77

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: April 16, 2015

Date of Birth: April 07, 1938

Date of Passing: April 12, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A funeral service will be at 11:00 am Thursday, April 16th at St. John Episcopal Church on Sand Point. Burial will be in Caseville Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 pm Wednesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville and one hour prior to services at church on Thursday. Memorials may be made to St. John Episcopal Church. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her special friend James McCallum; children Chip James Drake of Caseville, Linda (Robert Elznic) Ferguson of New York, Thomas Schweninger of Caseville and Michelle (Bill) Crippen of Stanton; grandchildren Chad, Dana, Kevin, Kendra, Katie, Logan, Ally and Alexis; and sister Terri Talaski of Bad Axe. She was preceded in death by her late husbands: Dan Drake, Rich Schweninger and Gerald Fancher.

Biography

Patricia C. Fancher, 77, of Caseville, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Pat was born April 7, 1938 in Detroit to the late Thomas and Betty (Fitzgibbon) Pecha. She was a 1956 graduate of Denby High School, Detroit. She first began visiting Caseville in the 1940's. Over the years she lived in Caseville several times before moving there permanently in 1991. She was an active member of St. John Episcopal Church on Sand Point, where she was the organist. She trained for music at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and she shared her love of music both at church and with many piano students she taught. She also worked at the Pigeon Library.


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Joseph Matelski

Joseph Matelski

Name: Joseph L. Matelski

Age: 90

Hometown: Kinde

Funeral Date: April 16, 2015

Date of Birth: November 27, 1924

Date of Passing: April 13, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial will take place 11 am on Thursday, April 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dwight Township with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 – 8 pm on Wednesday, April 15th at the MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde with scripture service at 7 pm and 9:30 – 10:30 am on Thursday, April 16th. Memorials may be offered to the Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Joseph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene; daughters Linda (William) Brown of Kinde, Cindy Scherret of Bad Axe, and Vicky (Mike) Ritter of Kinde; eight grandchildren; brother Richie Matelski of Kinde; sisters Mary Matelski of Kinde, Michalene Champagne of Bad Axe, Josephine Reehl of Bad Axe, Rita Williams of Indiana, Irene Strozeski of Port Austin, and Delores Matelski of Kinde; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Randy J. Matelski, brother George Matelski and sisters Beatrice Dobson and Margie Harris.

Biography

Joseph L. Matelski, 90, of Kinde, passed away peacefully at his house on April 13, 2015. Joseph was born on November 27, 1924 to the late Charles and Rose (Rice) Matelski in Kinde. On November 11, 1951, he married Marlene P. Majeski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dwight Township. Joe worked at Tower Automotive for forty two years before his retirement. He enjoyed farming, watching WWE wrestling, playing the lottery and spending time with his family and friends.


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Betty Roberts

Betty Roberts

Name: Betty M. Roberts

Age: 75

Hometown: Verona Township

Funeral Date: April 20, 2015

Date of Birth: November 28, 1939

Date of Passing: April 10, 2015

Funeral Home: MacAlpine Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral service will be held 11 am Monday, April 20th at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe with Rev. Kenneth Lueke officiating. Cremation to follow after service. Visitation will be 2 to 8 pm on Sunday, April 19th at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and from 10 am until time of service on Monday, April 20th at the church. Those wishing to express their sympathy may offer a memorial to the family. Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Betty is survived by her children: Bill (Karen) Roberts of Florida, David (Julie) Roberts of Kinde, Greg (Sue) Roberts of Palms; Tony (Krystin) Roberts of Port Austin, Eva (Gale) Duncan of Bad Axe, and Iva (David) Pickerell of Georgia; grandchildren: Benjamin Roberts, Amanda Roberts, Cari (Chris) Prill, Theresa (Ryan) Genis, Melissa Roberts, David Roberts, Wayne Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Rebecca (Justin) Miller, Jessica Siemen, Alexandria Roberts, Austin Harris, Dakota Harris, William Pickerell, Cassandra Pickerell, Anthony Roberts, Katie Roberts and Devin Roberts; nine great grandchildren; brother Donald Landenberg of Bad Axe; sisters Doris McNeil of Bad Axe, and Carol Campbell of Bad Axe and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Carl R. Roberts, and grandsons Sean Roberts, and Hunter Duncan.

Biography

Betty M. Roberts, 75, of Verona Township, passed away peacefully at her home on April 10, 2015 with Heartland Hospice. Betty was born on November 28, 1939 to the late Carl and Dorothy (Mattice) Landenberg in Harbor Beach. On October 22, 1960 she married David C. Roberts at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. He preceded her on April 13, 1998.


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Halcyon Walker

Halcyon Walker

Name: Halcyon Anna Walker

Age: 97

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: April 16, 2015

Date of Birth: December 12, 1917

Date of Passing: April 08, 2015

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 11 A.M. at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, MI. Matthew Jensen and Scott Potter will officiate the service. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 15, from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Burial will be held after the funeral at the Hillside Cemetery on Wheatland Road located in Argyle Township.

Family of the Deceased

Halcyon and Clare leave behind many memories to their children: Marguerite (Jesse) Hoots of Mechanicsburg, IL; Janet Webb of Hillsboro, WI; Gerald (Nancy) Walker of Rockwood, TN; and Ellen Kirt of Madison, WI. One daughter, Elaine Virgo, preceded her in death in November, 2000. Halcyon is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Biography

Halcyon Anna Walker, age 97, formerly of Bad Axe, passed peacefully into eternity in Decatur, IL on April 8, 2015. She was born December 12, 1917 in Detroit, MI to the late Arthur and Marguerite Bush. Halcyon loved to quilt, enjoyed flower gardening, and managed the Montgomery Ward store for few years in Bad Axe. Above all, she had an unwavering faith in God. In 1936, Clare Walker and she were married and began their life together on a farm near Deckerville, MI. They lived in Sanilac County until he preceded her in death in August, 1979. Later that year, she moved to Bad Axe, MI and remained there until 2009 when she moved to Decatur, IL to be near family.


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Leon Storm

Leon Storm

Name: Leon H. Storm

Age: 77

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: April 18, 2015

Date of Birth: November 09, 1937

Date of Passing: March 21, 2015

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, Caseville, with Pastor Mike Goforth officiating. Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville is handling the arrangements. There will be another memorial service at a later date in Lake Orion. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife Rose; children Melynda (Gilbert) Rushlau of Grand Rapids, Geoffrey (Debra) of South Carolina and Krista of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Jared, Camdyn, Shelby and Justin; and his sister Ardis (James) Pearce of Oxford.

Biography

Leon H. “Bud” Storm 77, of Caseville, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Bud was born November 9, 1937 in Pontiac to the late Leon B. and Catharine (Neeley) Storm. He graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1956. On January 26, 1963 he married Rose Cudnohufsky at Central Christian Church, Pontiac. He retired as the Lake Orion building inspector in 2004, and moved from Lake Orion to their home in Caseville at that time. He was a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, Oakland County 4-H, and a National Ski Patrolman. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and using his skills as a craftsman and gardener to beautify their home.


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John Gettel III

John Gettel III

Name: John Jacob Gettel III

Age: 75

Hometown: Pigeon, MI

Funeral Date: May 09, 2015

Date of Birth: July 24, 1939

Date of Passing: March 02, 2015

Funeral Home: Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sand Point. Memorials may be made to Scheurer Hospital. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

He is survived by his wife, MaryAnne Gettel of Pigeon; sons, John Jacob “Jay” Gettel IV and his wife Kimberly of Brighton, Andrew Davis “Andy” Gettel and his wife Nicki of Apopka, Florida, and Charles DeRutte “Charlie” Gettel of Superior, Colorado; grandchildren: Nicole E. Gettel, John J. Gettel V, Sean W. Gettel, Hannah F. Gettel, Andrew D. Gettel II, Curtis N. Gettel, Emily A. Gettel, and Jacob M. Gettel; James M. Tipton, Benjamin J. Tipton, and Victoria A. Tipton; and Dalton J. Gettel and Alyssa K. Gettel; great-grandson, Jordan; brother-in-law, Maurice “Bud” Martin of Mecosta; in-laws, Charles S. (Irma) McIntyre III, Marjorie (Jack) Hohman, and Lydia (Malcolm) Hughes; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Gettel Tipton; sister, Anne Martin; and brother-in-law John McIntyre.

Biography

John Jacob Gettel III, age 75 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Born in Bad Axe on July 24, 1939, he was the son of Otto and Jean E. (Lester) Gettel. He graduated from Snell “University” Rural School in Winsor Township, and graduated in 1957 from Pigeon High School. He attended Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Alma College. On May 8, 1958 he met MaryAnne McIntyre at a Pigeon High School dance, and they were married on January 31, 1961 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe. John worked from 1962-1978 for Monroe Automotive Equipment Company, then owned and operated a vending business with his son, which they later sold. John was a member of the “Irish” Club while living in Monroe, as well as the Jaycees and the MAECO Retirees Club. He was a former member of the Monroe Club and Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe. John was a member of the Audubon Society of Central Florida and the Scottish American Society, Central Florida, where he had served as treasurer for six years. He was a partner with the Las Olas Beach Club development. He attended the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Longwood, Florida, and was a member of the church vestry. John was a member of the Black River Ranch near Atlanta, Michigan and the Otsego Ski Club. He was also a member of the Sand Point Association, where he was formerly the historian, and was a co-founder of the Sand Point Mens Club. He attended St. John Episcopal Church, Sand Point, and had formerly attended Pigeon First United Methodist Church.


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