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David Helewski

David Helewski

Name: David "Dave & Sprocket" Helewski

Age: 68

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: July 17, 2020

Date of Birth: February 05, 1952

Date of Passing: March 23, 2020

Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Homes

Funeral Information

Due to restrictions of COVID-19, a graveside service was held at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery for immediate family only. In its place, the family is welcoming all that would have attended to join them at the family farm in memory of his life on the evening of Friday, July 17th. Many memories will be shared and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, a mass in his intention will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Parisville on Saturday, July 18th at 7 p.m. Memorials can be made to David’s family, care of his daughter, Erica. Please call the funeral home for further details. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for David’s family.

Family of the Deceased

Dave is survived by his three children, Stacey (Ronald) Roberts of Surprise, AZ, Erica Helewski of Grand Rapids, Craig (Kayla) Helewski of Wytheville, VA; two grandchildren, Ellie and Henry Helewski; 9 siblings, Patricia (Kenneth) Majeski of Kinde, Margaret Andreski-Frantz of Myrtle Beach, SC, Susanna (Carl) Weber of Ubly, Barbara (Don) Kolar of Minden City, Carlin (Stephen) Maurer of Bad Axe; Marilyn (Robert) Grocholski of Bay City, Rick (Julie) Helewski of Ubly, Mary Jo (Barry) Wolschleger of Ubly, Laurie (Richard) Block of Ubly; one brother-in-law, Brian Maurer of Florence, WI; step-mother-in-law, Betty Puvalowski; 8 in-laws, Debra (David) Armbruster of Pigeon, Claude (Denise) Puvalowski of Ruth, Loraine (William) Goretski of Port Austin, Diane Puvalowski of Bad Axe, Jamie (David) Siemen of Harbor Beach, Scott (Caren) Puvalowski of Ubly, Angela (Charles) Stringer of Palms; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Elizabeth “Betty” Maurer, two brothers-in-law, Marvin Andreski and Dick Frantz, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bernard and MaryAnn (Plevnia) Puvalowski.

Biography

Mr. David (a.k.a.“Dave” and “Sprocket”) Stanley Helewski, 68, of Bad Axe, passed away after a short illness, Monday, March 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Beaumont Royal Oak while under hospice care. He was born on February 5, 1952 at Hubbard Memorial Hospital in Bad Axe to the late Stanley and Rita (Kubacki) Helewski. He married Jean Puvalowski on August 8, 1981 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2018. Dave was a 1970 graduate of Ubly High School. After high school he worked construction for a few years before moving back and working on the family farm which he eventually took over. He continued farming for decades both for himself and for Maurers from the Ruth/Harbor Beach area. Dave was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Smith Corners for many years where he was also an usher and a member of the Holy Name Men’s Club. In his younger years, Dave enjoyed playing basketball and softball. He also enjoyed watching and listening to sports, and working on word finds. He was quite the cook and loved making authentic Polish food and sharing his signature dishes with others. Above all, he loved his children, polka dancing, and spoiling his two grandchildren.


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Lucille Niemi

Lucille Niemi

Name: Lucille A. Niemi

Age: 99

Hometown: Ruth

Funeral Date: July 09, 2020

Date of Birth: March 09, 1921

Date of Passing: July 04, 2020

Funeral Home: Smigielski Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Mass of Christian burial for Lucille will be Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 am at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth, MI. Visitation will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Church on Thursday from 10:00-10:45 am. Donation can be made to the donor’s choice or to Lucille’s family, care of her niece, Brenda Page. Care has been entrusted to the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Lucille’s family. Please note that virus restrictions are still in place. There is a diocese mandate of 50 people or less at church and a face covering is required along with social distancing.

Family of the Deceased

Lucille is survived by her siblings, Leona Mausolf, Marlene Mausolf, Leo Booms, Herald and Clara Booms, and Irvin and Marlene Booms; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings, Lauretta Gusa, Jerome Booms, Stella Lemanski, Delores McLain, and Lavern Booms; in-laws Leo Lemanski, Lucille Booms, Marvin Mausolf, Carl McLain, Kenny Mausolf, Jim Gusa and RuthAnn Booms.

Biography

Mrs. Lucille A. Niemi, 99, of Ruth, passed away Saturday, July 4 at the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. She was born on March 9, 1921 in Ruth to the late Edward and Cecelia (Kirsch) Booms. Lucille was a graduate of a country school. She worked in Detroit for years as a nanny. She was also a Rosie the Riverter in Detroit at different auto plants. Lucille also worked as a waitress in the food service field. Lucille moved to Ruth in 2005 and became a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth. She donated afghans and quilts to the parish picnic every year.


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Ilene Young

Ilene Young

Name: Ilene Fern Young

Age: 94

Hometown: Elkton

Funeral Date: Not Available

Date of Birth: November 01, 1925

Date of Passing: July 04, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

There will be a private family interment at Riverside Cemetery in Elkton. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her children Kenneth (Priscilla) of Livonia, Dennis (Jan) Young of Elkton, Cindy (Robert) Sprague of Linwood, Tammy (Steve) Gnagey of Pigeon; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister Jean Kuhn of Ohio and sister-in-law Helen Mero of Medina. She was preceded in death by her son Gary and brothers: Robert, Loren, Leonard, Jeff, and Carl Grigg, and sisters: Annabel Wiederhold, Ella Mae Hollinshead, Dorothy Bouverette, Lucille Schember, June Nicol, and Shirley Grigg.

Biography

Ilene Fern Young, 94, of Elkton, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Ilene was born November 1, 1925 in Lake Twp to the late Russel and Ella Rose (Smith) Grigg. She married Kenneth Young September 20, 1946 in Elkton; he preceded her in death July 1, 2007. She retired from Active Industries after 24 years employment. She was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, Century Oaks Golf Course (where she got a hole in one), and she was active in fund-raising for cystic fibrosis research. She enjoyed golfing, sewing, crocheting, antiques, playing BINGO, giving away her cooking and baking, and spending time with her family. She danced the jitterbug with her brother Carl, having taught him as a child and continued throughout life. The highlight of her summer was the Grigg family reunion.


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Ruth Schuette

Ruth Schuette

Name: Ruth L. Schuette

Age: 92

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: July 08, 2020

Date of Birth: June 27, 1928

Date of Passing: July 06, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be 10:00am Wednesday, July 8th at Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Glen Sokolowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8pm Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon. Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran Church or the American Red Cross. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by daughters Patricia (William) Shaffer of Tennessee, Janice Schuette of Ann Arbor, and Mary (Randall) Caister of Grass Lake; and grandchildren Laura, Matthew, Nathan, and Lillian. She was preceded in death by her brothers Edward and Louis Depping.

Biography

Ruth L. Schuette, 92, of Pigeon, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon. Ruth was born June 27, 1928 in Saginaw to the late August and Lillian (Nuechterlein) Depping. She graduated from Saginaw General Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She married Martin F. Schuette on May 19, 1951 in Saginaw; he preceded her in death January 4, 2000. She was a licensed registered nurse for over 50 years, beginning her career in Saginaw and ending at Pigeon Clinic. She was active as an American Red Cross Nurse, an active member of Cross Lutheran Church, a member of the local Extension group, Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary, and Michigan Farm Bureau. Ruth and her husband enjoyed boating and fishing and were active in the Saginaw Bay Power Squadron.


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Patricia Palmer

Patricia Palmer

Name: Patricia Palmer

Age: 71

Hometown: Ubly, MI

Funeral Date: July 07, 2020

Date of Birth: March 22, 1949

Date of Passing: July 02, 2020

Funeral Home: Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Pat’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with calling from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. All services will be at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Ft. Wayne, Indiana (46809).

Family of the Deceased

Pat is survived by her daughter, Tammy Miller (Palmer) and her husband, Mark of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her two grandchildren, Brendan and Claire Miller of Fort Wayne. Her sisters, Blanche Osantowski (Raymond) of Jeddo, Michigan and Debra Wurdock of Bay City, Michigan. Many nieces and nephews, including Joshua and Scott Wurdock of Bay City, Michigan.

Biography

Patricia “Pat” Palmer, 71, of Ubly, Michigan, received her Angel wings on Thursday, July 2, 2020 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was staying at her daughter’s house under hospice care. Pat was born March 22, 1949 in Bad Axe, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Harry Palmer and June Palmer (Schenk) both of Ubly. Pat was a graduate of Ubly High School and a long-term resident of Ubly. For over 20 years she owned and operated Pat’s Restaurant, a staple to the community at that time. She retired and sold the business in 2001. She loved spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren Brendan and Claire who would spend many summers in Ubly. Oh, the many stories they could share about late night ice cream runs, Tripoley games, Wendy’s chicken nuggets, and having to drive 20 miles to be connected to the internet. She was always there for her nightly phone calls from family. Her life will be remembered as a very private person, but one who protected those she loved, especially her two grandchildren, who were her everything. In return, she was our everything as well. She will be missed greatly.


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Joel Weber

Joel Weber

Name: Joel J. Weber

Age: 82

Hometown: Ruth

Funeral Date: July 08, 2020

Date of Birth: July 16, 1937

Date of Passing: July 04, 2020

Funeral Home: Ramsey Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Funeral Mass for Joel will be Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11 am, at Staints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Ruth, of the Holy Apostles Parish, with Fr. Matt Federico officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, church occupancy during mass is limited to 50 people, with face masks required. Visitation for Joel will be on Tuesday, at the Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach, from 4-8pm. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the church beginning at 10 am until time of services at 11 am. A Parish Vigil Service will take place on Tuesday, at 7:30 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Memories can be shared at www.RamseyFH.com Please note that at this time, we are still practicing social distancing.

Family of the Deceased

Joel is survived by his wife Sharlyn Weber of Ruth, children: Craig (Becky) Weber, Karen (Christopher) Sweet and Jill (Scott) Kociba; 8 grandchildren: Matthew, Nicole, Kendra, Mitch, Adam, Audrey, Rachel and Clara, and a sister Wilma Braun.

Biography

JOEL J. WEBER, age 82 of Ruth, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home under hospice care, with his family by his side. He was born on July 16, 1937 in Harbor Beach to the late Charles and Martha (Whipping) Weber. Joel served in the US Army from 1958-1959. He and Sharlyn Trepkoski were married on November 25, 1961. Joel displayed a lifelong dedication to farming the land that he loved. He was a skilled finish carpenter, mastering the art of bowl turning using a lathe and created many magnificent pieces of art. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where he was a long time usher, he was a member of the Ruth Knights of Columbus, and the Two Cylinder Club. He meticulously restored antique John Deere Tractors and Model A Cars. Joel enjoyed his long service on the Huron County Planning Commission, he was an avid reader, and served as a Sherman Township Trustee. He and Sharlyn enjoyed travelling and visiting all 50 states and many cruise ship destinations.


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Josephine Ottinger

Josephine Ottinger

Name: Josephine Helen Ottinger

Age: 68

Hometown: Bad Axe, MI

Funeral Date: July 02, 2020

Date of Birth: October 15, 1951

Date of Passing: June 29, 2020

Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Visitation will be in the Knoblock Funeral Home, Kinde on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm A private funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 in the funeral home with private burial at New River Cemetery

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her husband, Paul, her children: Paul Ottinger, Jr., Kathi (Geoffrey) Mead and Kelli (Brad Miller) Ottinger; As well as her three grandsons: Jacob Miller, Henrik Mead, and Weston Miller. Josephine is also survived by her sisters, Violet (LeRoy) Jennings, Mary Smith; her brothers: Robert (Mary) Klosowski, John Klosowski, and her sister-in-law Pat (Carl) Boyer, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Michael Smith, nephew Tim Jennings, great-nephew Lucas Klosowski, sister-in-law Jane Williams and her mother and father-in-law George and Clara (Shepherd) Ottinger.

Biography

Josephine Helen Ottinger, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 29, 2020 at McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, Michigan. She was born on October 15, 1951 in Bad Axe, MI, the daughter of the late Peter and Christina (Zimpkoski) Klosowski. Jo (Klosowski) and Paul James Ottinger were married on October 27, 1972.


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Judith Peruski

Judith Peruski

Name: Judith Peruski

Age: 77

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: July 03, 2020

Date of Birth: May 23, 1943

Date of Passing: June 28, 2020

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

She will be laid to eternal rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery with a graveside ceremony Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11 am. Friends may gather at the cemetery prior to the 11 am service time. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Judith is survived by a son, Brian Peruski of Essexville and two daughters, Sandy (Glenn) Sturm of Grand Blanc and Linda (Chad) Deitering of Lapeer. Three grandchildren, Lauren Sturm of Grand Blanc, Natalie Deitering and Matthew Deitering of Lapeer.  One sister, Carol (Robert) Sweeney of Ubly. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Costello.

Biography

Judith Peruski, age 77, of Bad Axe, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital.  Judith was born May 23, 1943 in Bad Axe, daughter of the late James and Bernice (Bellinger) Costello. She married Leonard Peruski on November 9, 1963 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2009. Judith enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.


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Janice Roestel

Janice Roestel

Name: Janice E. Roestel

Age: 77

Hometown: Pigeon

Funeral Date: July 06, 2020

Date of Birth: September 16, 1942

Date of Passing: June 28, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

There will be a private family funeral service Monday, July 6th outdoors at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Berne with Rev. Steve Neuman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seasons Change Hospice or St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

Family of the Deceased

Janice is survived by her daughter Tammy (James) Armbruster of Mesa AZ, sons Kevin (Pamela) of Pigeon, Timothy (Jennifer) of Gaylord, Dean (Marnie) of Mt Pleasant, and daughter Tracy (Scott) Schmitt of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren Patricia (Adam) Sample, Jason, Ryan, Kayla Armbruster, Stephanie (Matthew) Ellicott, Jillian (Matthew) Lafave, Matthew (Shayna) Roestel, Heather (Justin) DeMars, Kenneth Roestel, Allison (Brennan) Miller, Emilee Roestel, Justin, Carter, Dilan Roestel, Caleb (Fianceé Alyssa Zank), Carson, Mackenzie Schmitt and 9 great grandchildren; sister Donna Ziel; sisters-law-Peggy Roestel and Marge (Michael) Stevenson and several nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ethel Lutz, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Henry and Gertrude Roestel, brother-in-laws Lloyd Ziel and Donald Roestel.

Biography

Janice E. Roestel, 77, of Pigeon, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Bad Axe with family by her side. Janice was born on September 16, 1942 to the late Raymond and Ethel (Kundinger) Lutz. She was baptized on October 4, 1942, confirmed on March 25, 1956, and was united in marriage to Leon Roestel on April 8, 1961 at St John's Lutheran Church, Kilmanagh. Leon preceded her in death on July 21, 2019. Janice was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church-Berne and was an active member of the Women's Society Group. She was also involved in the "Proud to Be" Farm Bureau Group, and was a 4-H leader where she taught sewing. Gardening, camping, and snuggling babies were among her favorite pastimes. She loved to sew and took pride in her work producing many beautiful quilts. As her children were growing up, she made many of their clothes. As years went on, she began making her special baby blankets which fast became a child's favorite thing to cuddle. Most of all, Janice loved to quilt. Her quilts were her pride and joy. To show her love; each of her children and grandchildren have quilts to remember her by.


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Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Name: Margaret Harder Johnson

Age: 99

Hometown: Bay Port

Funeral Date: July 02, 2020

Date of Birth: October 07, 1920

Date of Passing: June 24, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

There will be a grave side service 1:00pm Thursday, July 2nd at New Bay Port Cemetery with Rev. Karen Bouverette officiating. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Family of the Deceased

She is survived by her son Mark (Agnes) Johnson of Dorr, Michigan and daughter Amy Lou (Tim) Hebert of Georgia; grandsons Raymund and James; and sister Alice Harder Voss. She was preceded in death by her brothers Ralph and Jim Harder.

Biography

Margaret Harder Johnson, 99, formerly of Bay Port, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Beechwood American House in Jenison, Michigan. Margaret June Harder was born October 7, 1920 in Bay Port to the late Archie and Augusta (Matchuret) Harder. She received a Certificate of Accomplishment from Delta College. Margaret was a self-taught organist and had a beautiful soprano singing voice. She was ordained an Elder in 1985 in the RLDS Church (now Community of Christ Church). She enjoyed traveling to destinations which included Iceland, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico and three times to the Canadian wilderness with a floatplane. She was a longtime member of the Saginaw Ladies Culture Club.


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Wilbert D. Repke

Wilbert D. Repke

Name: Wilbert D. "Bill" Repke

Age: 85

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: July 10, 2020

Date of Birth: June 23, 1934

Date of Passing: June 20, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A memorial mass will be 3:00pm Friday, July 10th at St. Roch Catholic Church in Caseville with Fr. Robert Pare presiding. Visitation will be 4-7 Thursday, July 9th at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon. Memorials may be made to the Caseville American Legion. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Bill is survived by his wife Lucy; children Dale (Beverly) of Macomb, Cheryl (John) Blanchfield of Lapeer, James of Clawson, Dennis (Patty) of Alabama, and John of Centerline; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his sisters Darlene Nelson and Linda Synsky and grandson Larry Alexander.

Biography

Wilbert D. “Bill” Repke, 85, of Caseville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. Bill was born June 23, 1934 in Onaway, Michigan to the late Wilbert and Maybelle (Nash) Repke. He graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit in 1952. He served in the US Navy in Korea from 1952 to 1955. He married Lucille Gleeson on June 23, 1956 at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Detroit. He retired from Valeron Corp in 1994, and moved to Caseville. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, the Knights of Columbus (past Grand-Knight), Caseville Eagles Club and Scenic Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing, TV, and softball.


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Bernice Barry

Bernice Barry

Name: Bernice Barry

Age: 90

Hometown: Bad Axe

Funeral Date: July 03, 2020

Date of Birth: July 03, 1929

Date of Passing: May 24, 2020

Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home

Funeral Information

Graveside service will be held July 3, 2020 at 2 P.M. at St. Felix Catholic Cemetery. If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

Family of the Deceased

Bernice is survived by her children – Jon Peyerk, Jo Wolschlager, Jean Barry, Jeryl Barry, Jana (Al) Barry, Jeffery Barry. Grandchildren – Mikkee (Keith) West, Ben (Tina) Peyerk, Jessica (Greg) Slusser, Jennifer (John) Root, Jerome Dean, Doris (Kiju) Victoria, Shannon Barry and Todd Wolschlager. Six Great-grandchildren – Amber and Lydia Slusser, Avery West, Cooper Peyerk, and Colin and Liam Root, One Sister Iva Tschirhart and a Brother, Ron McGeachy, Sister-in-law Jean McGeachy, the Father of her children, Eugene “John” Barry and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by – Sons, PFC Jeremy E. Barry, James W. Barry and infants- Jayme and John Barry, Sons-in-law- Steven Wolschlager and Frank Purtell. Siblings-Dora (Bill)Rock, Ella (Stanley)Oscendosky, Harold “Bud”(June) McGeachy, Alex ”Sandy” McGeachy, Brother-in-law Marvin Tschirhart. The Family would like to Thank WillowTree Haven Retirement Home for the excellent care of our Mother.

Biography

Bernice Barry, age 90, of Bad Axe , passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Bernice was born July 3, 1929 in Grindstone City, daughter of the late James and Ruby (Williams) McGeachy. Bernice had experienced the hardships of growing up during the depression and World War II as a teenager. She graduated from High School in 1947, married in 1952, raising her children, while working on the farm with her then-husband. She was known for her green thumb, having varied flower beds, growing a large garden and preserving fruits and vegetables for her family. Bernice loved taking care of babies and toddlers. She would read aloud to children and could bring the story to life. Who needed TV? In mid-life, she became very independent , learning to drive, worked and retired from the Huron County Medical Care Facility, traveled, learning to clog, even took a balloon ride for her 70th Birthday.


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Donald Hydorn

Donald Hydorn

Name: Donald E. Hydorn

Age: 88

Hometown: Caseville

Funeral Date: July 04, 2020

Date of Birth: February 03, 1932

Date of Passing: February 18, 2020

Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel

Funeral Information

A celebration of his life will begin at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 4th at his home. Champagne Funeral Chapel is handling the cremation arrangements. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Fiddler’s Green. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

Family of the Deceased

Don is survived by his wife Lisa; son Donald Jr. (Hanna) of Lansing; granddaughter Lilyanna; and sister Judith Pariseau of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Watson.

Biography

Don was born February 3, 1932 in Detroit to the late Harvey and Gladys (Howey) Hydorn. He served in the US Army for 21 years, retiring in 1970 as a Master Sergeant. After the service he worked 20 years as a police officer. He worked for Caseville Police and was police chief in Elkton and Fairhaven Twp.


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